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BUSINESS PAPER

 

General Meeting

 

Wednesday 27 July 2011

 

Injune Administration Centre

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

 

Date: 22 July 2011

 

 

Mayor:                                                    Councillor R S Loughnan

 

Deputy Mayor:                                        Councillor T G Hartley

Councillors:                                             Councillor J P Bartels

                                                              Councillor J L Chambers

                                                              Councillor R J Denton

                                                              Councillor W M Newman

                                                              Councillor M L Price

                                                              Councillor W S Wason

                                                              Councillor J S Watson

 

Chief Executive Officer:                            Mr Paul Bawden

 

Senior Management:                                Mr Tony Klein (Director Community Services)

                                                              Mr Matthew McGoldrick (Director Corporate Services)

                                                              Mr Stephen Mow (Acting Director Operations)

                                                              Mr Rob Hayward (Director Planning & Environment)

 

Officers:                                                  Ms Jane Frith (Corporate Communications Officer)

 

Please find attached agenda for the General Meeting to be held at the Injune Administration Centre on July 27, 2011 at 9.00AM.

Paul Bawden

Chief Executive Officer

 

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  27 July 2011

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Item       Subject

No

1            Welcome

 

2            Present/Apologies

 

3            Confirmation of Minutes

              General  13 July 2011

 

4            Business arising from Minutes

 

5            On the Table  

 

6            Presentations/Petitions and Deputations

6.1         Design options for Mitchell West project                             10.30AM

Mark Strong, Regional Director and Mark Morris, Design Civil from Main Roads presenting design options for Mitchell West Project.  These options were recently put forward by members of the Maranoa Regional Council during the Council Meeting in Mitchell on 25 May, 2011.

 

 

7            Consideration of notices of business

 

8            Consideration of notices of motion  

 

9            Reception of notices of motion for next meeting

 

Reports

 

10          Executive Services

10.1      QLD Treasury Corporation Review of Commerical Activities

Prepared by:      Paul Bawden, Chief Executive Officer

 

11          Community Services

11.1      Surat Basin Mining & Energy Expo

Prepared by:      Ed Sims, Manager Organisational Performance

Attachment 1:Surat Basin Expo Photos

Attachment 2:Surat Basin Flyer

 

12          Corporate Services

 

13          Operations

13.1      Tender No. 11.33 Supply, Cart, Heating and Spraying of Bitumen

Prepared by:      Kevin  Searle, Contracts Manager

Attachment :       Supply, Cart, Heating and Spraying of Hot Bitumen - Tender 11/33

 

14          Planning & Environment

14.1      APPLICATION FOR MATERIAL CHANGE OF USE - "SPECIAL USE" (CAREFLIGHT OPERATIONAL FACILITY & OFFICE) & "ACCOMMODATION UNITS" (4 ROOMING UNITS) - FILE: 2011/17775

Prepared by:      Danielle Pearn, Planning & Development Officer

Attachment :       2011/17775 - Coughran Roma Hangar Trust and Chimes Property No.2 Trust - MCU "SPECIAL USE" (CAREFLIGHT OPERATIONAL FACILITY & OFFICE) & "ACCOMMODATION UNITS" (4 ROOMING UNITS) - Developments plans included in planning report................. 36

14.2      APPLICATION FOR MATERIAL CHANGE OF USE - "ACCOMMODATION UNITS" (8 UNITS) FILE: 2011/17774

Prepared by:      Danielle Pearn, Planning & Development Officer

                             Attachment :.............. 2011/17774 - Rainwood (Qld) Pty Ltd –

                             MCU "Accommodtion Units" (8 units), 2 Harms Street, Roma (2SP230309) - Proposal Plans

14.3      Wild Dog Levy Fee

Prepared by:      Kay Crosby, Manager Environmental Health

Attachment :       Minutes MR Wild Dog Advisory Group

 

Status Reports

 

15          Executive Services

15.1      Actioning of Council Resolutions

Prepared by:      Tanya Mansfield, Manager Performance and Planning

Attachment :       Resolution Report

15.2      Project Performance Report

Prepared by:      Tanya Mansfield, Manager Performance and Planning

Attachment :       Project Performance Report

 

16          Community Service

16.1      Community Development Report

Prepared by:      Tanya Mansfield, Manager Performance and Planning

Attachment :       Community Development Performance Data

16.2      Social Development Report

Prepared by:      Tanya Mansfield, Manager Performance and Planning

Attachment :       Social Services Performance Information

16.3      Economic Development Report

Prepared by:      Tanya Mansfield, Manager Performance and Planning

Attachment :       Economic Development Report

 

17          Corporate Services

17.1      Corporate Governance Report

Prepared by:      Tanya Mansfield, Manager Performance and Planning

Attachment :       Corporate Governance Report

17.2      Financial Sustainability Report - June 2011

Prepared by:      Karen Searle, Financial Services & Rates Coordinator

Attachment 1:     Income Statement

Attachment 2:     Balance Sheet....................................................................... 184

Attachment 3:     Income & Expenditure Report.............................................. 186

Attachment 4:     Revenue & Expenditure Graphs

Attachment 5:     Cash at Bank

 

18          Operations

18.1      Asset Management Report

Prepared by:      Tanya Mansfield, Manager Performance and Planning

Attachment :       Asset Management Report

 

19          Planning & Environment

19.1      Planning, Building and Environment Report

Prepared by:      Tanya Mansfield, Manager Performance and Planning

Attachment :       Planning, Building and Environment Report

 

Next General Meeting

 

 

Confidential Items

 

In accordance with the provisions of section 72 of the Local Government (Operations) Regulation 2010, a local government may resolve to close a meeting to the public and move ‘into Committee’ to discuss confidential items that it’s Councillors or members consider it necessary to close the meeting.

 

20          Confidential Items

20.1      Proposal to Purchase Leased Residential Properties in Surat

              Classification:      Closed Access

Local Government (Operations) Regulation 2010 Section 72(h) other business for which a public discussion would be likely to prejudice the interests of the local government or someone else, or enable a person to gain a financial advantage.

20.2      Rate Payment Arrangement Proposal

              Classification:      Closed Access

Local Government (Operations) Regulation 2010 Section 72(a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h) the appointment, dismissal or discipline of employees; AND industrial matters affecting employees; AND the local government budget; AND rating concessions; AND contracts proposed to be made by it; AND starting or defending legal proceedings involving it; AND any action to be taken by the local government under the Planning Act, including deciding applications made to it under that Act; AND other business for which a public discussion would be likely to prejudice the interests of the local government or someone else, or enable a person to gain a financial advantage.

20.3      Concession or rebate on Water Rates

              Classification:      Closed Access

Local Government (Operations) Regulation 2010 Section 72(d) rating concessions.

20.4      Allow Discount and Write off Interest

              Classification:      Closed Access

Local Government (Operations) Regulation 2010 Section 72(d) rating concessions.

20.5      Overdue Library Accounts

              Classification:      Closed Access

Local Government (Operations) Regulation 2010 Section 72(d) rating concessions.

20.6      Business Activities Report

              Classification:      Closed Access

Local Government (Operations) Regulation 2010 Section 72(c) the local government budget.

20.7      Financial Sustainability Report - Debtors & Creditors - June 2011

              Classification:      Closed Access

Local Government (Operations) Regulation 2010 Section 72(h) other business for which a public discussion would be likely to prejudice the interests of the local government or someone else, or enable a person to gain a financial advantage.

 

Councillor Business

 

21          Councillor Business

 

 

Closure

 


Minutes of the General Meeting of maranoa Regional Council held at Roma Administration Centre on 13 July 2011 commencing at 9.00AM

 

ATTENDANCE

 

Mayor Cr. R S Loughnan chaired the meeting with, Deputy Mayor Cr. T G Hartley, Cr. J P Bartels, Cr. J L Chambers, Cr. R J Denton, Cr M L Price, Cr. W M Newman, Cr. W S Wason, Cr. J S Watson, Acting Chief Executive Officer – Michael Parker, Director Community Services – Tony Klein, Director Planning & Environment – Rob Hayward, Acting Director Operations – Stephen Mow, Manager Community Development – Noela Ward, Works Overseer Roma - Julian McEwan, Regional Sport & Recreation Coordinator – Fiona Vincent, Regional Youth Coordinator – Stephanie Glasson, Regional Arts & Culture Coordinator – Rebecca Girle, Community Development Coordinator – Roma – Mark McDevitt, Community Development Coordinator – Injune – Heidi Schutt, Community Development Coordinator – Surat – Nicola Gear, Community Development Coordinator – Mitchell – Jane Fenton, Planning & Development Officer – Danielle Pearn, Planning & Environment Support Officer - Jessica Reiser, Executive Support & Media Officer – Lauren Fraser and Kelly Rogers, Minutes Officer in attendance.

 

GUESTS

 

Fiona Ellis of Mallesons and Catherine Cocks, representing QPILCH.

Shaun Walsh representing PLACE Design group.

 

WELCOME

 

The Mayor welcomed all present and declared the meeting open at 9.03 AM.

 

APOLOGIES   

 

There were no aplogies for the meeting.

 

Confirmation of Minutes 

 

Resolution No. GM.247.11

Moved Cr Chambers                                                     Seconded Cr Denton

 

That the minutes of the General Meeting (11-29.06.11) held on 29 June 2011 be confirmed.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Delegated Officer

Executive Services Coordinator

 

Business Arising FROM MiNUTES

 

There was no business arising from the minutes.

 

On the Table

 

There were no items for discussion on the table.

 

Presentations/Petitions and Deputations

 

Fiona Ellis of Mallesons and Catherine Cocks, representing QPILCH.

Shaun Walsh representing PLACE Design group.

 

Consideration of notices of business

 

There were no notices of business for consideration.

 


Consideration of notices of motion

 

Item Number:                                   8.1

File Number: D11/18990

Subject Heading:                          Maranoa Retirement Village Future         Operations

Author and Councillor’s Title:           Cr. Jason Bartels

Executive Summary:  

Councillor Notice of Rescission with respect to the Maranoa Retirement Village future operation previously addressed at the General Meeting of Council held 25 May 2011.

 

Discussion:

Council at length discussed the matter with the Mayor inviting Councillors in turn to speak to the motion.  Cr. Wason requested that the motion be put with a majority of Councillors in favour of this request and the motion was put to the vote.

 

Resolution No. GM.248.11

Moved Cr Bartels                                                          Seconded Cr Chambers  

That Council Rescind Resolution Number GM. 194.11. stating:-

 

That Council resolves to decommission the Maranoa Retirement Village on or before 30 June 2012 conditional upon the following:-

 

1. The Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government’s funds of $ 1,476,197 are made available to Maranoa Regional Council to extend the Multi-Purpose Health Service (MPHS) at the Mitchell Hospital under Round 1 of the Regional Development Australia Fund (RADF) and that Council contributes $ 1,250,000 to the project in line with its RDAF application and in accordance with resolution GM.144.11 of 27 April 2011 and

 

That Council resolves to decommission the Maranoa Retirement Village on or before 31 October 2012 conditional upon the following:-

 

2.  Funding of $ 1,476,197 is secured by 31 October 2011 from an alternative funding source other than Maranoa Regional Council to extend the Multi-Purpose Health Service (MPHS) at the Mitchell Hospital and that Council contributes $ 1,250,000 to the project in the 2011/12 financial year subject to Council’s endorsement of the 2011/12 budget and

 

That Council resolves to decommission the Maranoa Retirement Village as soon as possible and make alternative accommodation arrangements within the Maranoa region where possible for existing clients conditional upon the following:-

 

3. The Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government’s funds of $ 1,476,197 are not made available to Maranoa Regional Council to extend the Multi-Purpose Health Service (MPHS) at the Mitchell Hospital under Round 1 of the Regional Development Australia Fund (RADF) and

 

4. Funding of $ 1,476,197 is not secured by 31 October 2011 from an alternative funding source other than Maranoa Regional Council to extend the Multi-Purpose Health Service (MPHS) at the Mitchell Hospital and

 

That if the extension of the Multi Purpose Health Service project does not proceed, at the appropriate time Maranoa Regional Council applies to the Department of Health and Ageing to attempt to convert/transfer the appropriate number of residential aged care bed licenses to four (4) Community Aged Care Packages (CACPs) and two (2) Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH) packages and

 

That if funding can not be secured for the Multi Purpose Health Service project by 31  October 2011, Council facilitates the transfer of as many residential aged care bed licenses as possible to Pinaroo Roma Inc and

 

That as a matter of urgency, the Chief Executive Officer or his delegate, consults affected staff and the appropriate Unions regarding the proposed Maranoa Retirement Village decommissioning date in accordance with the appropriate Enterprise Bargaining Agreements.

 

MOTION LOST                                                                                                               4/5

 

Discussion Continued:

Cr. Wason put forward a counter motion, to which the Mayor requested a Mover and Seconder to the motion.  No vote was taken at this time with Council determining that the matter should lie on the table for further consideration at a later point during the meeting.

 

Cr. Newman requested a progress update on enquiries undertaken to date by the Maranoa Retirement Village Auxiliary, as members were present in the Gallery.  In response the Mayor invited Chair Rob Cornish forward to speak.

 

Resolution No.

Moved Cr. Wason

Seconded Cr. Denton

 

1.    That Council confirm in the 2011-12 budget the amount of $1.25 million toward the construction of the proposed MPHS facility.  That amount is to represent Council’s financial commitment toward the project in future applications;

 

2.    That Council renews its endeavours to partner with the Maranoa Retirement Village Auxiliary to construct the new MPHS facility as soon as possible;

 

3.    That Rob Cornish be invited to travel with the Mayor at Council’s expense where appropriate to lobby for funding to build the MPHS facility;

 

4.    For further funding from Maranoa Regional council that Council canvas all residents regarding their options on Maranoa Retirement Village.

 

NO VOTE TAKEN                                                                                                         

 

 

Item Number:                                   8.2

File Number: D11/19004

Subject Heading:                          Electoral Division Arrangements

Author and Councillor’s Title:           Cr. Scott Wason

Executive Summary:  

Councillor Notice of Motion with respect to Electoral Division arrangements.

 

Discussion:

The Mayor invited discussion from Council with each in turn speaking for or against the motion.

 

 



Resolution No. GM.249.11

Moved Cr Wason                                                          Seconded Cr Price  

  1. That Council support a change in the electoral arrangements for Maranoa Regional Council to a combination of three single-member divisions and one multi-member division as described in the attachment (subject to minor amendments) and subject to the Change Commissioner’s satisfaction with the demonstrated level of community support.

 

  1. That Council request the Minister for Local Government refer the matter to the Change Commissioner for consideration.

 

  1. That Council endorse the arguments for and against both the current and proposed models in consultation with the Change Commissioner and take immediate steps to circulate to Council residents and publish on Council’s website.

 

MOTION LOST                                                                                                               4/5

 

Delegated Officer

Acting Chief Executive Officer

  

 

Reception of notices of motion for next meeting

 

No notices of motion were received for the next meeting.

 

Business

 

Executive Services

 

Item Number:                                   10.1

File Number: D11/19006

Subject Heading:                          Appointment of Independent Local           Government Ethics Advisor

Author and Officer’s Title:                Michael Parker, Acting Chief Executive Officer

Executive Summary: 

Advice has been received from the Local Government Association of Queensland Ltd (LGAQ) of the appointment of Adjunct Professor Jean Sheldon AM as the first Ethics Adviser for QLD Local Government. 

 

Resolution No. GM.250.11

Moved Cr Watson                                                         Seconded Cr Wason  

That Councillors be made aware of the appointment of Adjunct Professor Jean Sheldon as Ethics Advisor to Local Government.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Delegated Officer

Acting Chief Executive Officer

 


 

Corporate Services

 

Item Number:                                   12.1

File Number: D11/19008

Subject Heading:                          Local Law and Subordinate Local Laws Public            Interest Testing Delegation to Chief Executive             Officer

Author and Officer’s Title:                Debbie Tully, Administration Manager

Executive Summary:  

Under Section 257 of the Local Government Act 2009, it is necessary for Council to delegate to its Chief Executive Officer, Council’s power to decided how the public interest testing of the proposed local laws and subordinate local laws should be undertaken.

 

Discussion:

The Acting CEO provided background outlining Council’s statutory requirements in relation to this item.

 

Resolution No. GM.251.11

Moved Cr Chambers                                                     Seconded Cr Price  

That Council hereby resolves, pursuant to section 257 of the Local Government Act 2009 (“the Act”), to delegate to the Chief Executive Officer of Council its powers under section 38 of the Act and section 18 of the Local Government (Operations) Regulation 2010 to decide-

(a)           how the public interest test of each local law and subordinate local law particularised in the schedule is to be conducted; and

(b)           the matters with which the public interest test report in relation to each local law and subordinate local law particularised in the schedule must deal; and

(c)           the consultation process for the public interest test and how the process is to be used in the public interest test.

SCHEDULE

(a)           Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2011 and each subordinate local law made under the local law which contains a possible anti-competitive provision;

(b)           Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011 and each subordinate local law made under the local law which contains a possible anti-competitive provision;

(c)           Local Law No. 3 (Community and Environmental Management) 2011 and each subordinate local law made under the local law which contains a possible anti-competitive provision;

(d)           Local Law No. 6 (Operation of Saleyards) 2011 and each subordinate local law made under the local law which contains a possible anti-competitive provision.

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Delegated Officer

Administration Manager

 


 

Item Number:                                   12.2

File Number: D11/19050

Subject Heading:                          Consultation With Relevant Government           Entities In The Proposed Local Laws

Author and Officer’s Title:                Debbie Tully, Administration Manager

Executive Summary:  

Under Section 29 (1) of the Local Government Act 2009  Maranoa Regional Council has resolved to make various local laws and subordinate local laws.  Before making these local laws, Council must consult with the relevant government entities about the overall State interest in each of the proposed local laws. 

 

Resolution No. GM.252.11

Moved Cr Price                                                             Seconded Cr Denton  

 

For the purposes of Section 29(1) of the Local Government Act 2009, Maranoa Regional Council hereby resolves:-

 

(a)        to note the results of the consultation with relevant government entities about the overall State interest in the proposed “other” local laws of Council; and

(b)        to approve the details of how Council officers propose to address the issues raised by the relevant government entities; and

(c)        to amend Local Law No. 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2011 as follows –

(i)         section 4, footnote 2, ‘Land Regulation 1995’ –

omit, insert—

‘Land Regulation 2009’;

(ii)        section 11 —

omit, insert —

‘11        Compliance notice about a road or footpath crossing

(1)        The local government may give a compliance notice to a person who is the owner or occupier of land adjoining or adjacent to a road to do 1 or more of the following—

(a)        perform work on the land or the road;

(b)        construct a vehicle crossing to provide vehicular access between the land and the road to a standard specified by the local government in the compliance notice;

(c)        maintain or repair a vehicle crossing which provides vehicular access between the land and the road to a standard specified by the local government in the compliance notice if, in the opinion of an authorised person, the vehicle crossing—

(i)         is not effective for its intended purpose; or

(ii)        is causing a nuisance or poses a risk of a nuisance; or

(iii)       constitutes an actual or potential safety hazard;

(d)        alter a vehicle crossing, or construct a new or modified vehicle crossing between the land and the road to a standard specified by the local government in the compliance notice if, in the opinion of an authorised person, the vehicle crossing is no longer adequate having regard to—

(i)         the volume or nature of traffic using the vehicle crossing; or

(ii)        the manner in which the vehicle crossing is used by traffic; or

(iii)       changes in the use of the land to which the vehicle crossing provides access; or

(iv)       changes in the usual or expected standard of vehicle crossing provision in the relevant locality.

(2)        However, a compliance notice may only be given under subsection (1)(a) or (b) if the work to be carried out is required as a direct result of the intentional act or negligence of the person and, in the opinion of an authorised person, the work should be performed to—

(a)        protect public health, safety or amenity; or

(b)        prevent environmental harm or environmental nuisance; or

(c)        prevent interference with the safe movement of traffic or the safe use of a road.’.

(a)        to amend Local Law No. 6 (Operation of Saleyards) 2011 as follows—

(i)         section 6(1), ‘must’—

omit, insert—

‘must ’;

(ii)        section 8, heading, ‘stock’—

omit, insert—

‘stock ’;

(iii)       section 21, heading, ‘animals’—

omit, insert—

‘animals ’;

(iv)       section 21(1) ‘is of the opinion’—

omit, insert—

‘reasonably believes’;

(v)        section 22(4)—

omit;

(vi)       section 26(1), ‘deliberately or recklessly’—

omit, insert—

‘wilfully and unlawfully’;

(vii)      section 27(1)(b), before ‘damage’—

insert—

‘wilfully and unlawfully’;

(viii)     section 27(3)—

omit;

(ix)       section 28, footnote 1—

renumber as footnote 4;

(x)        section 33, footnotes 2 to 5 inclusive—

renumber as footnotes 5 to 8 inclusive;

(xi)       schedule, dictionary, definition prescribed fee, footnote 6—

renumber as footnote 9;

(xii)      schedule, dictionary, definition ‘saleyard’—

omit, insert—

‘saleyard means the saleyards and associated land and facilities acquired, provided, constructed, maintained or managed by the local government at which stock are—

(a)        sold or offered or exposed for sale; or

(b)        held or kept for the purpose of being sold or offered or exposed for sale; or

(c)        kept or held on sale; or

(d)        offered or exposed for exchange or disposal.’.

 

Footnotes

See also section 22G of the Stock Act 1915.

Refer also to the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001, which relevantly—

(a)        promotes the responsible care and use of animals; and

(b)        provides for standards for the care and use of animals; and

(c)        requires compliance with codes of practice; and

(d)        imposes a duty of care on persons in charge of animals.

 

The Act provides that compliance with a requirement of a code of practice which has been adopted by regulation under the Act is—

(a)        if the code is a compulsory code of practice—compulsory; or

(b)        if the code is a voluntary code of practice—promoted or voluntary.

 

A relevant document made by regulation as a voluntary code of practice is ‘Model code of practice for the welfare of animals — Animals at saleyards’, prepared for the Standing Committee on Agriculture, Animal Health Committee, published by CSIRO, 1991, SCA Technical Report Series No. 31.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Delegated Officer

Administration Manager

 


 

Item Number:                                   12.3

File Number: D11/19103

Subject Heading:                          Conversion of Term Lease 214830, Lot 44 on         Y22110 to freehold

Location:                                          Lot 44 on Y22110

Applicant:                                         Department of Environment and Resource Management

Author and Officer’s Title:                Debbie Tully, Administration Manager

Executive Summary:  

The Department of Environment and Resource Management has received an application for conversion of Term Lease 214830 to freehold.  The Department is seeking Council’s views and / or requirements including any local non-indigenous cultural heritage values that should be considered.

 

Resolution No. GM.253.11

Moved Cr Chambers                                                     Seconded Cr Watson  

That Council approve the conversion of Term Lease 214830 to freehold with the condition that the land is exclusively used for grazing purposes.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Delegated Officer

Information Manager

 

 

Operations

 

Item Number:                                   13.1

File Number: D11/19025

Subject Heading:                          Tender No. 11.37 - Roma Quarry - Crushing            Contract

Location:                                          Roma Quarry

Author and Officer’s Title:                Nicholas Kvassay, Acting Manager General Operations

Executive Summary:  

In relation to Contract 11/37 Crushing and Stockpiling of Various Quarry Product at Roma Quarry 7 Tenders have been received.

 

Resolution No. GM.254.11

Moved Cr Wason                                                          Seconded Cr Newman  

That Council awards the contract to C&S Crushing and Screening in relation to Contract 11/37 Crushing and Stockpiling of Various Quarry Product at Roma Quarry for Separable Portion 1,2, and 3.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Delegated Officer

Acting General Operations Manager

 


 

Item Number:                                   13.2

File Number: D11/19037

Subject Heading:                          Tender No. 11.36 - Crushing and Stockpiling of Gravel Contract

Applicant:                                         Operations Department

Author and Officer’s Title:                Kevin  Searle, Contracts Manager

Executive Summary:

Tenders were called for the Crushing and Stockpiling of Gravel as part of the Flood Recovery program and closed on 14 June 2011. Nine tenders have been received.

 

Resolution No. GM.255.11

Moved Cr Denton                                                          Seconded Cr Watson  

That Council accepts the tender from Glendun Plant Hire for the crushing and stockpiling of 142,000 tonne of gravel at various pits within the region for $6.25 per tonne plus GST for a total price of $887,500 plus GST.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Delegated Officer

Contracts Manager

 

 

Subject Heading:          suspension of standing orders

Council adjourned for morning tea at 10.12am

 

Subject Heading:          resumption of standing orders

Council returned from morning tea at 11.05am

 

Cr. Bartels left the Chambers at 10.12am.

 

Planning & Environment

 

Item Number:                                   14.1

File Number: D11/19162

Subject Heading:                          Development Application for Material Change            of Use - Store Facility (MOTOR VEHICLE STORAGE)

Location:                                          61 Hawthorne Street, Roman (Lot 3 on RP71290)

Applicant:                                         Graham Armitage C/ - Murray & Associates Pty Ltd

Author and Officer’s Title:                Danielle Pearn, Planning & Development Officer

Executive Summary:

Graham Armitage seeks approval for a Material Change of Use to establish a Storage Facility (Motor vehicle storage) at 61 Hawthorne Street, Roma. 

 

 

Resolution No. GM.256.11

Moved Cr Watson                                                         Seconded Cr Newman  

The application for Material Change of Use – “Storage Facility” (motor vehicle storage) on land situated at 61 Hawthorne Street, Roma, described as Lot 3 on RP71290, be approved subject to the following conditions:-

 

Complete and Maintain

1.         Complete and maintain the approved development as follows: (i) generally in accordance with development approval documents and (ii) strictly in accordance with those parts of the approved development which have been specified in detail by the Council or Referral Agency unless the Council or Referral Agency agrees in writing that those parts will be adequately complied with by amended specifications.

 

2.         Complete and maintain all operational, building and plumbing and drainage work associated with this development approval, including work required by any of the development approval conditions.

 

3.         Maintain the approved development being Material Change of Use – “Storage Facility” (Motor Vehicle Storage) generally in accordance with the approved site plan: drawing reference: 41202 Rev B dated 11/03/2011.

 

4.         Services and infrastructure required in connection with the establishment of the approved development must be provided at no cost to Council.

 

5.         All landscaping, streetscaping, vehicular access, parking, roads, bikeways, footpaths and related items must comply with (i) the development approval conditions, (ii) any relevant provisions in the planning scheme for the area, (iii) Council’s standard designs for such work where such designs exist  (iv) Schedule 2: “Standards for Roads, Car Parking, Access and Manoeuvring Areas” (v) any relevant Australian Standard that applies to that type of work and (vi) any alternative specifications that Council has agreed to in writing and which the developer must ensure do not conflict with any requirements imposed by any applicable laws and standards.

 

6.         Any damage to roads and infrastructure that is attributable to the progress of works on the site or vehicles associated with the development of the site, must be repaired to Council’s satisfaction or the cost of repairs paid to Council.

 

Stormwater and Drainage

7.         Stormwater must not be allowed to pond on the property being developed during the development process and after development has been completed unless the type and size of ponding has been agreed in writing by the Council or as a specific development approval condition.

 

8.         Any increases in volume, concentration or velocity of stormwater from the property being developed must be channelled to lawful points of discharge or to other storage or dispersal arrangements which must all be agreed in writing by the Council.

 

9.         There must be no increases in any silt loads or contaminants in any overland flow from the property being developed during the development process and after development have been completed.

 

10.       The stormwater disposal system must be designed to include appropriate pollution control devices or methods to ensure no contamination or silting of creeks or other waterways.

 

11.       Soil erosion and sediment is controlled in accordance with Schedule 6: “Standards for Stormwater Drainage”.

 

Erosion Control

12.       If there is a possibility of erosion or silt or other materials being washed off the property being developed during the development process, the developer must document and implement a management plan that prevents this from occurring.

 

13.       During construction, soil erosion and sediment is to be managed in accordance with Schedule 7: “Standards for Construction Activity”

 

Services Provisions

14.       Connection to Council’s reticulated sewerage system to be undertaken in accordance with Schedule 5: “Standards for Sewerage Supply”, at no cost to Council.

 

15.       Connection to Council’s reticulated water supply system, up to and including a water meter, to be undertaken at no cost to Council.  

 

16.       If the premises is connected to a telecommunications reticulation service, then such works shall be undertaken in accordance with the relevant service provider’s requirements and specifications along with relevant building standards requirements and specifications (as relevant).

 

17.       All services installation, including sewer, water, gas, electricity and telecommunications connections to the respective networks, must comply with (i) the development approval conditions, (ii) any relevant provisions in the planning scheme for the area, (iii) Council’s standard designs for such work where such designs exist  (iv) the EDROC Standards Manual where it applies (v) any relevant Australian Standard that applies to that type of work and (vi) any alternative specifications that Council has agreed to in writing and which the developer must ensure do not conflict with any requirements imposed by any applicable laws and standards.

 

Rubbish Collection

18.       At all times while the use continues, waste containers shall be maintained in a clean and tidy state and shall be emptied and the waste removed from the site on a regular basis.

 

19.       All bins shall be shielded from the view of travelling public and neighbours.

 

Car parking, Access & Manoeuvring

20.       The landowner shall be responsible for construction and maintenance of vehicle crossovers from the road carriageway to the property boundary and for obtaining any approvals that may be required and for complying with the applicable designs and standards.

 

21.       The driveway crossover from Hawthorne Street shall be constructed in accordance with IPWEA Standard Drawing R-0050 (rev C dated 6/1/00) – minimum width ‘W’ = 3.0 metres.  Vehicle cross-over splays to extend from 3m wide at property boundary in Hawthorne Street to the line and level set by Council. 

 

22.       Vehicle manoeuvring areas must be provided on-site to ensure that all vehicles can enter and leave the site in a forward direction.

 

23.       Onsite car parking to be provided in accordance with the approved site plan: drawing reference: 41202 Rev B, dated 11/03/2011 and Schedule 2 - Standards for Roads, Car parking, Access and manoeuvring Areas.

 

24.       All car parking spaces and driveway areas are to be sealed with an approved impervious surface. Surfacing shall consist of either patterned, reinforced concrete, concrete pavers, segmental clay pavers, asphaltic hotmix or two coat (primerseal/seal) bitumen seal.

 

Landscaping

25.       Landscaping is be provided with a minimum width of 3  metres adjacent to the front boundary of the site and 1.5 metres adjacent to all other site boundaries, excluding the site area occupied by the building and vehicle manoeuvring area.

 

26.       Vegetation is to have a mature height of at least 3 metres within 5 years of planing, unless planted under electricity lines where the mature height must not exceed 3 metres.

 

27.       Ground covers should fully cover the vegetation strip within 1 year of planting.

 

Avoiding Nuisance

28.       Lighting of the site, including any security lighting, shall be such that the lighting intensity does not exceed 8.0 lux at a distance of 1.5 metres from the site at any property boundary.

 

29.       All lighting shall be directed or shielded so as to ensure that no glare directly affects nearby properties.

 

30.       Any airconditioning, generator, refrigeration, pump, exhaust, fans, or other equipment must be acoustically screened to ensure noise levels do not exceed 5dB  above the background noise level.

 

31.       During the establishment of the approved development, no nuisance is to be caused to adjoining properties and occupiers by the way of smoke, dust, rubbish, contaminant, stormwater discharge or siltation at any time, including non-working hours.

 

Advertising Signs

32.       No advertising devices of any form are to be erected on the property without the prior consent of Council.

 

No Cost to Council

33.       The developer is responsible for meeting all costs associated with the approved development unless there is specific agreement by other parties, including the Council, to meeting those costs.

 

34.       Any conflicts associated with proposed and existing services shall be forwarded by the developer to the appropriate controlling authority for approval for any proposed changes.

 

35.       All civil and related work shall be designed and supervised by RPEQ Registered Professional Engineers of Queensland (RPEQ) who are competent in the construction of the works.

 

Use

36.       This development approval permits the storage of a maximum of two motor vehicles associated with the activity.

 

37.       No servicing of vehicles is to be carried out onsite.

 

38.          All development approval conditions related to the establishment of the approved development must be fulfilled prior to any approved use commencing.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Delegated Officer

Planning & Development Officer

  


 

Status Reports

 

Operations

 

Item Number:                                   18.1

File Number: D11/19143

Subject Heading:                          Operations Management Report - June 2011

Author and Officer’s Title:                Stephen Mow, Acting Director, Operations

Month & Year of Report:                        June, 2011

Name of Department:                            Operations Department

 

Executive Summary: 

The Operations Management Report provides Council with an update on projects currently undertaken by Council’s Operations Management Team.

 

Discussion:

The Mayor invited Councillors to attend the initial Roma Flood Study meeting to be held on 26 July 2011 at 1.00pm.  Cr. Wason indicated an interest to participate.  This is also the date of Council’s next scheduled workshop.

 

Resolution No. GM.257.11

Moved Cr Wason                                                          Seconded Cr Price  

That Council receive & note the Operations Management Report for June 2011 as presented..

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Delegated Officer

Acting Director, Operations

  

 

In accord with the provisions of section 72 of the Local Government (Operations) Regulation 2010, Council resolved to close the meeting to discuss items it has deemed to be of a confidential nature and specifically pertaining to the following sections:-

          (h)      other business for which a public discussion would be likely to prejudice the interests of the local government or someone else, or enable a person to gain a financial advantage;

          (d)      rating concessions;

 

Resolution No. GM.258.11

Moved Cr Denton                                                          Seconded Cr Price  

That Council close the meeting to the public

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Resolution No. GM.259.11

Moved Cr Waston                                                         Seconded Cr Denton

That Council open the meeting to the public

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 


 

PRESENTATION

Catherine Cocks of QPILCH provided an overview of the organisation and the services they offer.  QPILCH was established in 2001 and is a not-for-profit community legal centre that coordinates the provision of free legal assistance to individuals, community organisations and small businesses who cannot afford private legal assistance. They provide assistance in civil law matters and cannot assist with family or criminal law.

 

For individuals, community organisations & small business they would continue to seek advice initially with the local legal community centre prior to approaching QPILCH. Public interest matters are a special focus of QPILCH.

 

Fiona Ellis seconded from Mallesons’ discussed aspects of assistance provided in dealing with Insurer’s and representations in the instance of declined claims or assisting with the submission of flood damage claims.

 

Information facts sheets were provided to Council for public access at Council Customer Service locations.

 

Subject Heading:          suspension of standing orders

Council adjourned for lunch at 12.35pm

 

Subject Heading:          resumption of standing orders

Council returned from lunch at 1.11pm

 

Cr. Bartels entered the Chambers at 1.11pm.

 

PRESENTATION

Shaun Walsh representing PLACE Design group presented an overview of the progress and process of compiling the draft ‘Placemaking Plans’ for the region.

 

He further explained concepts for each of the town or locality proposals, giving rational behind the recommended solutions.  The draft will be released for further public consultation to gain further comment prior to finalisation.

 

Item Number:                                   20.1

File Number: D11/19110

Subject Heading:                          Proposal to Purchase Leased Residential         Properties in Surat

Location:                                          Surat

Author and Officer’s Title:                Margaret Langton, Regional Housing Coordinator

Executive Summary:

Department of Communities Property Portfolio have approached Council with a proposal for Council to purchase the three properties in Surat that Council currently lease from them for employee housing.

 

Discussion:

The Mayor invited discussion from Council allowing speakers for and against the motion.

Council determined that the matter should lie on the table pending further investigations.

 

Resolution No. GM.260.11

Moved Cr Newman                                                       Seconded Cr Wason  

That the matter lay on the table to allow for further investigations as to the condition of the properties in question, future budgetary projections for maintenance, including current and future tenancy arrangements of the properties.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

Delegated Officer

Regional Housing Coordinator

 

 

Item Number:                                   20.2

File Number: D11/19118

Subject Heading:                          Marketing Rent Council and Community   Housing

Author and Officer’s Title:                Margaret Langton, Regional Housing Coordinator

Executive Summary:

This monthly report is presented to Council to provide a summary of the performance of Council’s Business Units both over the past month and year to date.  The information in this report aims to review the month’s activities, give an overview of financial performance and bring to Council’s attention any emerging issues.

 

Resolution No. GM.261.11

Moved Cr Watson                                                         Seconded Cr Hartley  

That the market rent figures as categorised by sub-region for community and council housing properties be increased to the suggested levels (market rates) as recommended below:-

 

Market Rent figures for Community Housing Properties

 

ROMA

Description

Market Rent

(per fortnight)

2 bedroom brick unit

$400

2 bedroom brick duplex

$400

3 bedroom brick unit

$500

2 bedroom hardiplank/timber residence

$500

3 bedroom hardiplank/timber residence

$600

3 bedroom brick residence  (Public Housing area of town)

$620

4 bedroom brick residence (Public Housing area of town)

$720

 

INJUNE

Description

Market Rent

(per fortnight)

4 bedroom brick residence

$370

3 bedroom brick residence

$350

3 bedroom hardiplank/timber residence

$340

2 bedroom brick units

$260

2 bedroom hardiplank/timber units

$260

 

SURAT

Description

Market Rent

(per fortnight)

2 bedroom hardiplank/timber units

$280

3 bedroom timber residence (old)

$270

Duplex

1 bedroom

$200

2 bedroom

$260

 

MITCHELL

Description

Market Rent

(per fortnight)

Duplex

2 bedroom hardiplank/timber

$320

2 bedroom brick

$300

2 bedroom brick (older units)

$280

2 bedroom brick residence

$300

3 bedroom brick residence

$360

4 bedroom brick residence

$420

3 bedroom hardiplank/timber residence

$400

 

WALLUMBILLA

Description

Market Rent

Duplex

2 bedroom brick

$300

2 bedroom hardiplank/fibro

$260

3 bedroom hardiplank/fibro

$300

3 bedroom fibro residence

$440

 

YULEBA

Description

Market Rent

(per fortnight)

3 bedroom hardiplank/fibro residence

$300

5 bedroom hardiplank residence

$420

 

 

Rent figures for Council Housing Properties

 

ROMA

Description

Market Rent

(per fortnight)

74 Bowen Street

$520

 South Street (Airport House)

$600

Bassett Park Residence

$520

Saleyards Residence

$520

Trainer’s Residence

$520

 

INJUNE

Description

Market Rent

(per fortnight)

56 Ronald Street

$300

54 Ronald Street

$340

16 Third Avenue

$300

17 Railway Parade

$350

 

SURAT

Description

Market Rent

(per fortnight)

91a Burrows Street

$340

3 King Street

$400

72 Burrows Street

$350

Racecourse Residence

$320

114 William Street

$340

Leased Properties

37 Charles Street

$340

112 William Street

$340

45 William Street

$340

 

MITCHELL

Description

Market Rent

(per fortnight)

27 Edinburgh Street

$300

36 Edinburgh Street

$320

38 Edinburgh Street

$320

11 Adelaide Street

$260

Unit 1 Ann Street (OPA Hut)

$50

Unit 2 Ann Street (OAP Hut)

$50

Unit 3 Ann Street (OAP Hut)

$50

Saleyards House

$320

171 Alice Street

$350

197 Alice Street

$300

2 Elizabeth Street

$250

52 Oxford Street

$320

 

YULEBA

Description

Market Rent

(per fortnight)

8 Perry Street

$220

18 Stephenson Street

$320

17 Flinders Street

$300

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Delegated Officer

Regional Housing Coordinator

 

 

Item Number:                                   20.3

File Number: D11/19124

Subject Heading:                          Concession or Rebate on Water Fees

Location:                                          35 Chrystal Street, Roma

Applicant:                                         P E Meaton

Author and Officer’s Title:                Karen Searle, Financial Services & Rates Coordinator

Kirsty Grams, Rates Officer

Executive Summary:

The applicant would like to apply for a water concession or rebate on the water consumption for the specified property, as his grandson needs a Water lift to access his amenities. The lift uses 20 litres of water each use and is used on average 5 times a day.

 

Discussion:

Council sought officer clarification in relation to this item and determined that the matter should lay on the table for presentation at the next General Meeting of Council on 27 July 2011.

 

Delegated Officer

Rates Officer/Financial Services & Rates Coordinator/Executive Services Coordinator

 

 

Item Number:                                   20.4

File Number: D11/19135

Subject Heading:                          Request for rates discount

Location:                                          Wallumbilla, Queensland

Applicant:                                         Simon Body

Author and Officer’s Title:                Karen Searle, Financial Services & Rates Coordinator

Kirsty Grams, Rates Officer


 

Executive Summary:

Correspondence was received from the applicant requesting that discount be granted on his three properties within the Maranoa Regional Council. The applicant states that he received a notice from another council where he pays rates advising that an extension on the discount period was given due to the flooding.

 

Resolution No. GM.262.11

Moved Cr Hartley                                                          Seconded Cr Price  

That Council resolves not to allow the discount as it not the fault of Council’s as to why the payment was not received.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Delegated Officer

Rates Officer/Financial Services & Rates Coordinator

 

 

 

Item Number:                                   20.4

File Number: NA

Subject Heading:                          MARANOA RETIREMENT VILLAGE

Executive Summary:

Continued discussion in relation to future Aged Care solutions in Mitchell.

 

Discussion:

Earlier during the meeting the proposal to rescind resolution GM.194.11 was

‘Put to the vote’ with the motion lost.  Cr. Wason then put forward a counter motion.  At that time ‘No Vote’ was taken on the motion.  A subsequent amendment to the motion has now been put forward, with both the ‘Mover’ and ‘Seconder’ in favour of the amendments.  The motion was then put to the vote and outcomes recorded as follows:-

 

Resolution No. GM.263.11

Moved Cr. Wason

 Seconded Cr. Denton

 

1.    That Council confirm in the 2011-12 budget the amount of $1.25 million toward the construction of the MPHS or other facility.  That amount is to represent Council’s financial commitment toward the project in future applications; or that Council commit $1.25 million to accommodate development of an aged care solution in Mitchell;

 

2.    That Council renews its endeavours to partner with the Maranoa Retirement Village Auxiliary to construct the new MPHS or other solution as soon as possible;

 

3.    That Rob Cornish be invited to travel with the Mayor at Council’s expense where appropriate to lobby for funding to build the MPHS facility or other solution;

 

4.    For further funding from Maranoa Regional Council that Council survey all residents regarding their opinions on residential aged care in Mitchell, working in partnership with the Maranoa Retirement village Auxiliary to formulate appropriate questions for the survey.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                          9/0

 

Delegated Officer

Director Community Services

 

The Mayor advised Council of a public Senate inquiry to be held in Roma on 18 July 2011 investigating impacts of the Coal Seam Gas Industry encouraging Councillors to engage with their local networks to ensure parties were aware of the inquiry to allow development of submissions for attending interested parties.

 

Delegated Officer

Councillors

 

 

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business, the Mayor thanked Council for their attendance and declared the meeting closed at 2.25 PM.

                                 

 

These Minutes are to be confirmed at the next General Meeting of Council to be held on 27 July 2011, at Injune Administration Centre.

 

 

 

 

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Mayor.                                                                          Date.

 

 

 

   


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  27 July 2011

Officer Report

Meeting: General  27 July 2011

Date: 18 July 2011

Item Number: 10.1

File Number: D11/19397

 

Subject Heading:                     QLD Treasury Corporation Review of Commerical Activities

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                        

Location:                                          

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Paul Bawden, Chief Executive Officer

 

Executive Summary: 

During the visit by QLD Treasury Corp (QTC) Officer Mr Jan Xanthopoulo on Tuesday, July 12 for his presentation to Council, the then Acting Chief Executive Officer had discussions with Jan about three of Councils “commercial activities”, namely the Quarry, the Saleyards and the Roma Airport.

 

QTC provide professional services to Local Government in all matters financial.  Their business analysis capability is second to none, and in some cases can be provided free of charge.

 

It is considered that Council could benefit from engaging QTC to conduct a full financial review of the three enterprises mentioned.  A review of the existing operation style, projected capital and operational expenditure, projected revenue from known sources and an investigation into potential revenue and a financial analysis of possible expansion and sources of capital funding could be included in the review.  Also a benchmarking analysis.

 

There is a need to investigate the potential of these three enterprises in order to maximize revenue.

 

The service provided by QTC fits the mould for a review.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That Council engage the professional services offered by QLD Treasury Corporation to conduct a thorough financial review of Councils Quarry operation, Roma Airport and the Roma Saleyards.  The review to include existing operations, projected capital and operational expenditure and revenue and potential revenue sources of capital funding for any expansion required to maximise revenue and a benchmarking analysis of the enterprises.

 

 


Body of Report:

The QTC slide presentation about Councils 10 year financial plan highlighted several areas for consideration on financial sustainability, and factors that can influence future projections.  Also, QTC were very strong about the prudent utilisation of debt to improve sustainability.  The three enterprises of Council mentioned have the potential to contribute to an improvement in Councils financial sustainability, and an independent review may reveal more of this potential.

 

Consultation (internal/external):

Jan Xanthopoulo, QTC

Matthew McGoldrick, Director, Corporate Services

Risk Assessment (Legal, Financial, Political etc.):

The Local Government Act 2009 allows for the provision of services from a Government entity to be exempted from the ordinary requirements to purchase of service.

 

QTC have indicated that this service is free of charge to Local Governments, because if debt is to be a consideration, they will benefit.

 

The resulting report is confidential to Council and can either be used in part, wholly or discarded.

Policy Implications:

Nil

Financial Resource Implications:

Nil financial outlay expected to be required from Council

 

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.5.2(b) To initiate a progressive review of all commercial operations so as to determine the extent of financial viability and assist the decision making processes of council with a view to maximising council’s return on investment.

Supporting Documentation:

Nil

 

   


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  27 July 2011

Officer Report

Meeting: General  27 July 2011

Date: 21 July 2011

Item Number: 11.1

File Number: D11/20279

 

Subject Heading:                     Surat Basin Mining & Energy Expo

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                        

Location:                                          

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Ed Sims, Manager Organisational Performance

 

Executive Summary: 

Council’s participation in the Surat Basin Mining and Energy Expo was highly successful, achieving our goals in a cost effective way, and showing a professional and relevant profile to the energy community and stakeholders in the Surat Basin.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That Council receive and note the Officer’s report as presented. 

 

 

Body of Report:

 

Surat Basin Mining and Energy Expo 22-23 June 2011

 

Introduction:

 

On 22-23 June, officers from Council’s economic development unit, Ed Sims, Mari-Anne Bonventi, and also including Councillors Denton, Bartels and Director Tony Klein attended the inaugural Surat Basin Mining and Energy Expo. 

 

This was an initiative of professional event organisers “Australian Events Pty Ltd”.  The company runs many high profile events of importance to local communities throughout the state www.australianevents.com.au. It was located at the Toowoomba Showgrounds occupying the entire site and attracted over 200 exhibitors over the two days.

 

The event was supported from inception by Toowoomba Regional Council, University of Southern Queensland and the Surat Basin Corporation.  The major sponsor was Easternwell, and many others too few to mention included Wild Desert, Hutchinson Builders, SQIT.


 

Summary:

It was a business to business event which provided excellent opportunities for mining and energy companies to meet one another and create build their networks.  The opportunities came from the exhibitors themselves as well as those whom the expo attracted as delegates.   They included the public, career seekers, (Easternwell obtained over 3000 job applications over the two days), investors and business people.

 

Day one was by far the most busy day with mostly business people engaging with us, and day two attracted more of the public and career seekers than business people.

 

The event included lunch time business sessions which included speakers from a range of organisations who spoke about the challenges to business in the mining and energy industry. These were very well organised but were poorly attended.  I expect that the reasons for poor attendance were related to the expense ($240 per day) and that they were located in a very draughty tent in very cold weather.

 

I was invited to speak on day two and followed Jane Holdsworth from Western Downs Regional Council and Rory Condon from Condon Treasure.  My speaker’s notes have been circulated to Councillors recently by email.

 

Attendees:

The Council stand was manned by Councillors Denton and Bartels, Director Tony Klein, Ed Sims and Mari-Anne Bonventi.

 

Our objectives:

The following details our reasons for being at the expo and the performance measures against the budget expenditure, and results achieved.

 

Goal

Measure

Results

Engage supply chain in conversation about opportunities in the Maranoa

Database of contacts and leads

136 new names were entered into our Maranoa “A” list database from conversations we had over the two day period.

Increase awareness of the Maranoa as an investment opportunity

Increase hits and registrations on www.investmaranoa.com.au    

Web site hits increase by approx 1000 where visits enjoyed a minor increase.

Increased investor engagement

Follow up appointments with investors.

Three appointments confirmed to date.

Promote the September conference in Roma

Interested commitments

Over 250 promotional fliers were given a way (see appendix D)

 

Budget:

Item

Investment

Site registration to (Australian Events)

$  6,000

Display (pop up) 3mtr x 3 mtr x 2  Display masters Melbourne)

$  4,200

Maranoa graphic (skin)  (Entegy design)

$  1,000

Furniture (hire) for display (The rental warehouse)

$  2,000

Uniforms (Blazers) (Brenoors Roma)

$     800

Travel and Accommodation (Tuscany on Tor Toowoomba)

$  1,500

I Pad 2 (competition) (WOW Sight and Sound Toowoomba)

$     650

September conference fliers in kind (Clarify IT)

0

Total

$16,150

Items reusable

 

Conclusion:

The Expo was hailed by many as a very successful event.  The outcomes certainly justified the relatively minor investment.  Objectives were achieved and Council was represented in a most professional manner in the public eye away from home.

 

Consultation (internal/external):

Cr J Bartels

Cr j Denton

Driector, Tony Klein

Risk Assessment (Legal, Financial, Political etc.):

Nil

Policy Implications:

Nil

Financial Resource Implications:

$16,150 as mentioned in the report.

 

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.4.1(a) To proactively identify and encourage actions which facilitate the sustainable development of the regional economy.

Supporting Documentation:

1View

Surat Basin Expo Photos

D11/20290

2View

Surat Basin Flyer

D11/20291

 

Report authorised by:

Tony Klein, Director of Community Services


Attachment 1

Surat Basin Expo Photos

 

temp


Attachment 2

Surat Basin Flyer

 

temp

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  27 July 2011

Officer Report

Meeting: General  27 July 2011

Date: 20 July 2011

Item Number: 13.1

File Number: D11/19911

 

Subject Heading:                     Tender No. 11.33 Supply, Cart, Heating and Spraying of Bitumen

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                        

Location:                                          

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Kevin  Searle, Contracts Manager

 

Executive Summary: 

Tenders were called for the Supply, Cart, Heating and Spraying of Hot Bitumen for the 2011/2012 financial year.  The tender closed on 22 June 2011 with four tenders being received.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That Council accept the tender from Road Surfaces Group Pty Ltd for the Supply, Cart, Heating and Spraying of Hot Bitumen for the period from the date of the letter of acceptance to the 30 June 2012.

 

 

Body of Report:

Council has in previous years advertised for the Supply, Cart, Heating and Spraying of Hot Bitumen as a standing offer arrangement due to the frequent use of bitumen sealing activities throughout the year.  The standing offer arrangement allows for the purchase of specified goods and services at a predetermined price for a certain period of time.

 

Following receipt of the formal tender submissions from interested contractors for the Supply, Cart, Heating and Spraying of Hot Bitumen, an evaluation was undertaken on price and capabilities to determine the successful tenderer.

 

Pricing Information.

Attachment A of this report details the relevant Contractors, quantity and type of bitumen, and rate per litre to supply, and cart, heat and spray the product.

 

Evaluation Summary.

Of the four tenders received RPQ Spray Seal Pty Ltd and Road Surfaces Group Pty Ltd were the lowest depending on the type and quantity of bitumen required.  The previous twelve months of bitumen sealing activities within Council were examined and the new tender rates compared against the quantities and type of bitumen used in the previous twelve months.  This analysis indicates that Road Surfaces Group Pty Ltd would be slightly lower in price by $11,204.  The analysis is included as Table 2 in Attachment A.

 

The unit rates for the supply of bitumen is subject to an adjustment for variations in the cost of bitumen supplied.  Rise and fall of the bitumen price is to be referenced to the General Market Price of Bitumen.  RPQ Spray Seal Pty Ltd have referenced their bitumen price to BP Bitumen’s list price as of May 2011.  Road Surfaces Group Pty Ltd have referenced their bitumen price to the average list price of BP Bitumen and Shell Bitumen as of June 2011.  There was an increase in the price of bitumen of $45/Tonne on 1 June 2011.  This price increase is not accounted for in the RPQ Spray Seal Pty Ltd tender.  When this price increase is taken into account the analysis using the previous twelve months of bitumen sealing quantities shows that Road Surfaces Group Pty Ltd would be lower in price by $35,692.

 

Road Surfaces Group Pty Ltd has previously held the standing offer arrangement with Council and their performance to date has been good.

 

Consultation (internal/external):

Director of Operations (Acting)

Risk Assessment (Legal, Financial, Political etc.):

System documentation provided indicates tenderer has processes in place to ensure work is completed in a safe and controlled manner.

Policy Implications:

Maranoa Regional Council Purchasing Policy

4. Purchasing Principles;

7.2 Standing Offer and Preferred Supplier Arrangements

Financial Resource Implications:

Ongoing cost of services incorporated into project budgets.

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.5.5(a) To purchase all stock items in accordance with Council policy and procedures as may be determined from time to time.

Supporting Documentation:

1View

Supply, Cart, Heating and Spraying of Hot Bitumen - Tender 11/33

D11/19904

 

Report authorised by:

Nicholas Kvassay, Acting General Operations Manager   


Attachment 1

Supply, Cart, Heating and Spraying of Hot Bitumen - Tender 11/33

 

 

Table 1 - Supply, Cart, Heating and Spraying of Hot Bitumen - Tender 11/33

 

Quantity

Class 170

Class 320

AMC00

AMC4

AMC5

AMC6

Olexibit Sam

Multigrade

Cutter oil

Adhesion Agent

 

Supply

Cart, Heat & Spray

Total

Supply

Cart, Heat & Spray

Total

Supply

Cart, Heat & Spray

Total

Supply

Cart, Heat & Spray

Total

Supply

Cart, Heat & Spray

Total

Supply

Cart, Heat & Spray

Total

Supply

Cart, Heat & Spray

Total

Supply

Cart, Heat & Spray

Total

Quantity

Supply

Cart, Heat & Spray

Total

Quantity

Supply

Cart,

 Heat &

 Spray

Total

 

RPQ Spray Seal Pty Ltd

0-18,000

$0.88

$0.36

$1.24

$0.88

$0.36

$1.24

$0.95

$0.40

$1.35

$0.95

$0.36

$1.31

$0.95

$0.36

$1.31

$0.95

$0.36

$1.31

$1.10

$0.36

$1.46

$1.04

$0.36

$1.40

0-1000

$1.70

$0.10

$1.80

0-100

Principal Supply

$0.10

$0.10

18,001-42,000

$0.88

$0.27

$1.15

$0.88

$0.27

$1.15

$0.95

$0.30

$1.25

$0.95

$0.27

$1.22

$0.95

$0.27

$1.22

$0.95

$0.27

$1.22

$1.10

$0.27

$1.37

$1.04

$0.27

$1.31

1001-5000

$1.70

$0.10

$1.80

100-200

Principal Supply

$0.10

$0.10

42,001-53,000

$0.88

$0.21

$1.09

$0.88

$0.21

$1.09

$0.95

$0.25

$1.20

$0.95

$0.21

$1.16

$0.95

$0.21

$1.16

$0.95

$0.21

$1.16

$1.10

$0.21

$1.31

$1.04

$0.21

$1.25

5001-10000

$1.70

$0.10

$1.80

200-300

Principal Supply

$0.10

$0.10

53,001-68,000

$0.88

$0.20

$1.08

$0.88

$0.20

$1.08

$0.95

$0.24

$1.19

$0.95

$0.20

$1.15

$0.95

$0.20

$1.15

$0.95

$0.20

$1.15

$1.10

$0.20

$1.30

$1.04

$0.20

$1.24

1000-20000

$1.70

$0.10

$1.80

300-400

Principal Supply

$0.10

$0.10

>68,000

$0.88

$0.16

$1.04

$0.88

$0.16

$1.04

$0.95

$0.20

$1.15

$0.95

$0.16

$1.11

$0.95

$0.16

$1.11

$0.95

$0.16

$1.11

$1.10

$0.16

$1.26

$1.04

$0.16

$1.20

>20000

$1.70

$0.10

$1.80

>400

Principal Supply

$0.10

$0.10

Est (Per Program)

$1000 if unable to commence work

$1000 if unable to commence work

$1000 if unable to commence work

$1000 if unable to commence work

$1000 if unable to commence work

$1000 if unable to commence work

$1000 if unable to commence work

$1000 if unable to commence work

 

 

SRS Roads Pty Ltd

0-18,000

$0.92

$0.48

$1.40

$0.92

$0.48

$1.40

$1.21

$0.48

$1.69

$1.13

$0.48

$1.61

$1.12

$0.48

$1.60

$1.10

$0.48

$1.58

$1.27

$0.48

$1.75

$1.24

$0.48

$1.72

0-1000

$2.04

$0.48

$2.52

0-100

Principal Supply

$0.09

$0.09

18,001-42,000

$0.92

$0.28

$1.20

$0.92

$0.28

$1.20

$1.21

$0.28

$1.49

$1.13

$0.28

$1.41

$1.12

$0.28

$1.40

$1.10

$0.28

$1.38

$1.27

$0.28

$1.55

$1.24

$0.28

$1.52

1001-5000

$2.04

$0.28

$2.32

100-200

Principal Supply

$0.09

$0.09

42,001-53,000

$0.92

$0.22

$1.14

$0.92

$0.22

$1.14

$1.21

$0.22

$1.43

$1.13

$0.22

$1.35

$1.12

$0.22

$1.34

$1.10

$0.22

$1.32

$1.27

$0.22

$1.49

$1.24

$0.22

$1.46

5001-10000

$2.04

$0.22

$2.26

200-300

Principal Supply

$0.09

$0.09

53,001-68,000

$0.92

$0.20

$1.12

$0.92

$0.20

$1.12

$1.21

$0.20

$1.41

$1.13

$0.20

$1.33

$1.12

$0.20

$1.32

$1.10

$0.20

$1.30

$1.27

$0.20

$1.47

$1.24

$0.20

$1.44

1000-20000

$2.04

$0.20

$2.24

300-400

Principal Supply

$0.09

$0.09

>68,000

$0.92

$0.19

$1.11

$0.92

$0.19

$1.11

$1.21

$0.19

$1.40

$1.13

$0.19

$1.32

$1.12

$0.19

$1.31

$1.10

$0.19

$1.29

$1.27

$0.19

$1.46

$1.24

$0.19

$1.43

>20000

$2.04

$0.19

$2.23

>400

Principal Supply

$0.09

$0.09

Est (Per Program)

$715.00

$715.00

$715.00

$715.00

$715.00

$715.00

$715.00

$715.00

 

 

Fulton Hogan Industries Pty Ltd

0-18,000

$1.06

$0.48

$1.54

$1.07

$0.48

$1.55

$1.19

$0.48

$1.67

$1.14

$0.48

$1.62

$1.14

$0.48

$1.62

$1.12

$0.48

$1.60

$1.28

$0.48

$1.76

$1.23

$0.48

$1.71

0-1000

$2.04

$0.06

$2.10

0-100

Principal Supply

$0.06

$0.06

18,001-42,000

$1.06

$0.28

$1.34

$1.07

$0.28

$1.35

$1.19

$0.28

$1.47

$1.14

$0.28

$1.42

$1.14

$0.28

$1.42

$1.12

$0.28

$1.40

$1.28

$0.28

$1.56

$1.23

$0.28

$1.51

1001-5000

$2.04

$0.06

$2.10

100-200

Principal Supply

$0.06

$0.06

42,001-53,000

$1.06

$0.24

$1.30

$1.07

$0.24

$1.31

$1.19

$0.24

$1.43

$1.14

$0.24

$1.38

$1.14

$0.24

$1.38

$1.12

$0.24

$1.36

$1.28

$0.24

$1.52

$1.23

$0.24

$1.47

5001-10000

$2.04

$0.06

$2.10

200-300

Principal Supply

$0.06

$0.06

53,001-68,000

$1.06

$0.23

$1.29

$1.07

$0.23

$1.30

$1.19

$0.23

$1.42

$1.14

$0.23

$1.37

$1.14

$0.23

$1.37

$1.12

$0.23

$1.35

$1.28

$0.23

$1.51

$1.23

$0.23

$1.46

1000-20000

$2.04

$0.06

$2.10

300-400

Principal Supply

$0.06

$0.06

>68,000

$1.06

$0.22

$1.28

$1.07

$0.22

$1.29

$1.19

$0.22

$1.41

$1.14

$0.22

$1.36

$1.14

$0.22

$1.36

$1.12

$0.22

$1.34

$1.28

$0.22

$1.50

$1.23

$0.22

$1.45

>20000

$2.04

$0.06

$2.10

>400

Principal Supply

$0.06

$0.06

Est (Per Program)

$2,750.00

$2,750.00

$2,750.00

$2,750.00

$2,750.00

$2,750.00

$2,750.00

$2,750.00

 

 

Road Surfaces Group

0-18,000

$0.95

$0.25

$1.20

$0.94

$0.25

$1.19

$1.05

$0.25

$1.30

$0.98

$0.25

$1.23

$0.97

$0.25

$1.22

$0.96

$0.25

$1.21

$1.16

$0.25

$1.41

$1.12

$0.30

$1.42

0-1000

$1.40

$0.10

$1.50

0-100

Principal Supply

$0.10

$0.10

18,001-42,000

$0.95

$0.19

$1.14

$0.95

$0.19

$1.14

$1.05

$0.19

$1.24

$0.98

$0.19

$1.17

$0.98

$0.19

$1.17

$0.96

$0.19

$1.15

$1.16

$0.19

$1.35

$1.13

$0.22

$1.35

1001-5000

$1.40

$0.10

$1.50

100-200

Principal Supply

$0.10

$0.10

42,001-53,000

$0.94

$0.17

$1.11

$0.94

$0.17

$1.11

$1.04

$0.17

$1.21

$0.97

$0.17

$1.14

$0.97

$0.17

$1.14

$0.95

$0.17

$1.12

$1.15

$0.17

$1.32

$1.12

$0.20

$1.32

5001-10000

$1.40

$0.10

$1.50

200-300

Principal Supply

$0.10

$0.10

53,001-68,000

$0.94

$0.15

$1.09

$0.94

$0.15

$1.09

$1.04

$0.15

$1.19

$0.97

$0.15

$1.12

$0.97

$0.15

$1.12

$0.95

$0.15

$1.10

$1.15

$0.15

$1.30

$1.12

$0.18

$1.30

1000-20000

$1.40

$0.10

$1.50

300-400

Principal Supply

$0.10

$0.10

>68,000

$0.94

$0.15

$1.09

$0.93

$0.15

$1.08

$1.04

$0.15

$1.19

$0.97

$0.15

$1.12

$0.96

$0.15

$1.11

$0.95

$0.15

$1.10

$1.15

$0.15

$1.30

$1.12

$0.18

$1.30

>20000

$1.40

$0.10

$1.50

>400

Principal Supply

$0.10

$0.10

Est (Per Program)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 2 - Comparison of costs based on last financial year's (2010/11) bitumen sealing quantities

Bracket

Class 170

AMC4

AMC5

Olexibit Sam

Multigrade

Grand Total

Grand Total (including Bitumen price increase 1 June 2011)

Quantity

Supply

Cart, Heat & Spray

Total

Quantity

Supply

Cart, Heat & Spray

Total

Quantity

Supply

Cart, Heat & Spray

Total

Quantity

Supply

Cart, Heat & Spray

Total

Quantity

Supply

Cart, Heat & Spray

Total

Supply

CH&S

Supply

CH&S

Supply

CH&S

Supply

CH&S

Supply

CH&S

RPQ Spray Seal Pty Ltd

0-18,000

77476

97682

$0.88

$0.36

$103,344

23949

34835

$0.95

$0.36

$35,292

22532

59168

$0.95

$0.36

$42,705

25281

25281

$1.10

$0.36

$36,910

 

 

$1.04

$0.36

 

$642,688

$667,176

18,001-42,000

30220

30220

$0.88

$0.27

$34,753

 

 

$0.95

$0.27

 

31351

45409

$0.95

$0.27

$42,043

21007

21007

$1.10

$0.27

$28,779

74741

74741

$1.04

$0.27

$97,910

42,001-53,000

 

 

$0.88

$0.21

 

 

 

$0.95

$0.21

 

 

 

$0.95

$0.21

 

46850

46850

$1.10

$0.21

$61,373

64417

64417

$1.04

$0.21

$80,521

53,001-68,000

 

 

$0.88

$0.20

 

 

 

$0.95

$0.20

 

 

 

$0.95

$0.20

 

60811

60811

$1.10

$0.20

$79,054

 

 

$1.04

$0.20

 

>68,000

 

 

$0.88

$0.16

 

 

 

$0.95

$0.16

 

 

 

$0.95

$0.16

 

 

 

$1.10

$0.16

 

 

 

$1.04

$0.16

 

Road Surfaces Group

0-18,000

77476

97682

$0.95

$0.25

$98,022

23949

34835

$0.98

$0.25

$32,178

22532

59168

$0.97

$0.25

$36,648

25281

25281

$1.16

$0.25

$35,646

 

 

$1.12

$0.30

 

$631,484

$631,484

18,001-42,000

30220

30220

$0.95

$0.19

$34,450

 

 

$0.98

$0.19

 

31351

45409

$0.98

$0.19

$39,351

21007

21007

$1.16

$0.19

$28,359

74741

74741

$1.13

$0.22

$100,900

42,001-53,000

 

 

$0.94

$0.17

 

 

 

$0.97

$0.17

 

 

 

$0.97

$0.17

 

46850

46850

$1.15

$0.17

$61,842

64417

64417

$1.12

$0.20

$85,030

53,001-68,000

 

 

$0.94

$0.15

 

 

 

$0.97

$0.15

 

 

 

$0.97

$0.15

 

60811

60811

$1.15

$0.15

$79,054

 

 

$1.12

$0.18

 

>68,000

 

 

$0.94

$0.15

 

 

 

$0.97

$0.15

 

 

 

$0.96

$0.15

 

 

 

$1.15

$0.15

 

 

 

$1.12

$0.18

 

 

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  27 July 2011

Officer Report

Meeting: General  27 July 2011

Date: 19 July 2011

Item Number: 14.1

File Number: D11/19829

 

Subject Heading:                     APPLICATION FOR MATERIAL CHANGE OF USE - "SPECIAL USE" (CAREFLIGHT OPERATIONAL FACILITY & OFFICE) & "ACCOMMODATION UNITS" (4 ROOMING UNITS) - FILE: 2011/17775

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Coughran Roma Hangar Trust and Chimes Property No.2 Trust C/- StruXi Designs Pty Ltd

Location:                                           11 Hangar Drive, Roma (Lot 5 on RP855185)

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Danielle Pearn, Planning & Development Officer

 

Executive Summary: 

Application has been made for a Material Change of Use for “Special Use” (Careflight Operational Facility), Accommodation Units and an Office at 11 Hangar Drive, Roma.

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

Council approve the application subject to the following conditions:

 

General

 

1.      Complete and maintain the approved development as follows: (i) generally in accordance with development approval documents and (ii) strictly in accordance with those parts of the approved development which have been specified in detail by the Council or Referral Agency unless the Council or Referral Agency agrees in writing that those parts will be adequately complied with by amended specifications.

 

2.      Complete and maintain all operational, building and plumbing and drainage work associated with this development approval, including work required by any of the development approval conditions.

 

3.      Operation of the facility located on Lot 5 on RP855185 shall only be for the purpose of responding to emergency calls and for maintaining a base at the Roma Aerodrome in accordance with the operational intent of the facility.

 

4.      All existing and new work must be located within the confines of Lot 5 on RP855185 property boundaries. No item shall overhang the property boundary of Lot 5 on RP855185 in any way.

 

5.      Maintain the approved development being Material Change of Use (“Special Use” - Careflight Operational Facility & “Accommodation Units”) in accordance with the approved plans:

 

Plan/Document number

Plan/Document name

Date

103 Rev C

Floor Plan – Hangar Existing

28/02/2011

2001

Site Plan – Stage 2

07/03/2011

2401

Elevations Sheet 1 of 2 – Stage 2

07/03/2011

2402

Elevations Sheet 2 of 2 – Stage 2

07/03/2011

3001 Rev A

Site Plan – Stage 3

23/03/2011

3101

Floor Plan – Transportable Office – Stage 3

07/03/2011

3401

Elevations Sheet 1 of 2 – Stage 3

07/03/2011

3402

Elevations Sheet 2 of 2 – Stage 3

07/03/2011

A3.13472.01 Rev A

Floor Plan – N3 Sheet 1 of 7

04/03/2011

A3.13472.02 Rev A

Elevations Sheet 2 of 7

04/03/2011

 

6.      During the course of constructing the works, the developer shall ensure that all works are carried out by appropriately qualified persons and the developer and the persons carrying out and supervising the work shall be responsible for all aspects of the works, including public and worker safety, and shall ensure adequate barricades, signage and other warning devices are in place at all times.

 

7.      All landscaping, street-scaping, vehicular access, parking, roads, bikeways, footpaths, street lighting, parks, street plantings, street furniture and related items must comply with (i) the development approval conditions, (ii) any relevant provisions in the planning scheme for the area, (iii) Council’s standard designs for such work where such designs exist  (iv) Schedule 2: “Standards for Roads, Car Parking, Access and Manoeuvring Areas” (v) any relevant Australian Standard that applies to that type of work and (vi) any alternative specifications that Council has agreed to in writing and which the developer must ensure do not conflict with any requirements imposed by any applicable laws and standards.

 

Service Provisions

 

8.      The development is to be connected to a reticulated electricity supply in accordance with the relevant service provider’s requirements and specifications along with relevant building standards, requirements and specifications.

 

 

9.      The development is to be connected to Council’s proposed onsite effluent treatment system via a pressurised rising main following the installation of this system:

 

a)   Developer to pay a contribution of $5,000 for Sewerage for Lot 5 on RP855185 for the installation of a pressure rising main from Lot 5 on RP855185 to Council’s on-site treatment system which will be located to the south of the Terminal Building.

 

b)   The existing on-site effluent disposal system for the site shall be           removed along with all existing pipework that discharges to Hanger Drive road reserve to the north-east of the development site.

 

c)   Developer to install a new Eco Sense mono 900 litre Eco-160 Pressure Sewer System complete including boundary kit, Pressure Sewer Controller fixed to the main hanger building and easily accessible by Council Staff for inspection and termination stub pipework downstream of boundary kit for interconnection by Maranoa Regional Council to the pressure rising main noted.

 

10.    Premises to be connected to reticulated water supply, up to and including a water meter, to the water distribution network.

 

11.    Developer to locate and expose (if below ground installation type) the existing water meter assembly applicable for Lot 5 on RP855185. The water meter assembly shall be retrofitted to ensure compliance with Maranoa Regional Council Standard Drawing MUDS-WA-001 rev A dated 6.04.2010.

 

12.    Services and infrastructure required in connection with the establishment of the approved development must be provided at no cost to Council.

 

Car parking, Access and Manoeuvring

 

13.    Vehicle access to the development site shall be in accordance with drawing “Site Plan – Stage 3” reference: 3001 Rev A dated 23/03/2011.

 

14.    Provide a total of four car parking spaces and provision for short-term service vehicle parking on the site in accordance with the approved plans.

 

15.    All car parking spaces and driveway areas are to be sealed with an approved impervious surface. Surfacing shall consist of either patterned, reinforced concrete, concrete pavers, segmental clay pavers, asphaltic hotmix or two coat (primerseal/seal) bitumen seal.

 

16.    Any damage to roads and infrastructure that is attributable to the progress of works on the site or vehicles associated with the development of the site must be repaired to Council’s satisfaction or the cost of repairs paid to Council.

 

Stormwater and Drainage

 

17.    Stormwater must not be allowed to pond on the property being developed during the development process and after development has been completed unless the type and size of ponding has been agreed in writing by the Council or as a specific development approval condition.

 

18.    Any increases in volume, concentration or velocity of stormwater from the property being developed must be channelled to lawful points of discharge or to other storage or dispersal arrangements which must all be agreed in writing by the Council.

 

19.    There must be no increases in any silt loads or contaminants in any overland flow from the property being developed during the development process and after development have been completed.

 

20.    The stormwater disposal system must be designed to include appropriate pollution control devices or methods to ensure no contamination or silting of creeks or other waterways.

 

21.    Stormwater runoff from all roofed areas to be discharged to on-site rainwater tanks.

 

22.    Overflow from rainwater tanks to be discharged to proposed Council stormwater main to be located on the eastern side of Hanger Drive.  Developer to construct a 900mm x 900mm square pre-cast concrete manhole complete with concrete surround and 900x900 domed surcharge grate. Surface level of concrete surround at pit to be 302.340m AHD. Invert level of pit to be 301.460m AHD. Connection stub level for connection of overflow pipework from rainwater tank for site to be 301.620m AHD.

 

Note: Stormwater runoff from the site will surcharge from this grate in a controlled   manner to then flow to long drain through Airport site until Council stormwater             drain is fully constructed.

 

Erosion Control

 

23.    If there is a possibility of erosion or silt or other materials being washed off the property being developed during the development process or after the development is complete, the developer must document and implement a management plan that prevents this from occurring.

 

24.    During construction, soil erosion and sediment is to be managed in accordance with Schedule 8: “Standards for Construction Activity”.

 

Rubbish Collection

 

25.    At all times while the use continues, waste containers shall be maintained in a clean and tidy state and shall be emptied and the waste removed from the site on a regular basis.

 

Avoiding nuisance

 

26.    Max lighting levels produced on site to be in accordance with Maranoa Regional Council Roma Airport Master Plan Restricted Ground Lighting Zones Figure A03 dated 09/09 rev A for Zone B.

 

Landscaping & Fencing

 

27.    All landscaping on site to be maintained at less then 1m in height. Landscaping to be sparsely separated with no dense landscaping permitted on site.

 

28.    No alteration to the fence line along the airside / landside boundary is to be undertaken without the prior approval of Council.

 

No Cost to Council

 

29.    The developer is responsible for meeting all costs associated with the approved development unless there is specific agreement by other parties, including the Council, to meeting those costs.

 

30.    All civil and related work shall be designed and supervised by RPEQ Registered Professional Engineers of Queensland (RPEQ) who are competent in the construction of the works.

 

 

Body of Report:

The application seeks approval for Material Change of Use for a “Special Use” development (Careflight Operational Facility) and “Accommodation Units” at 11 Hangar Drive, Roma, described as Lot 5 on RP855185.

 

The subject site is located in the Industry Zone and comprises an area of 768m2.  The site adjoins an Avgas refuelling facility to the south, airport runway to the west and aircraft hangar to the north.  East of the site on the opposite side of Hangar Drive is land zoned Special Use which forms part of the local aerodrome. 

 

Figure 1 - Site Locality

 

The development proposal incorporates three individual buildings.  The existing aircraft hangar, comprising a floor are of 376m2, will be utilised for the storage of a single Bell 412 rescue helicopter.  The hangar also contains an office for the base operations manager, kitchen, bathroom, laundry facilities and secure storage room containing a small amount of consumables required on a daily basis. 

 

It is an operational requirement that the helicopter is able to be air borne within 15 minutes of a call being received and therefore it is necessary the crew reside on the site.  A separate demountable building will provide four individual ensuited sleeping rooms to accommodate the operational crew.  It is anticipated that the crew will work on a 7 day rotation. 

 

It is proposed a third building be established on site at a future date.  This building will provide general office space for the crew and one permanent administration staff member.  It is expected the maximum number of staff on site will be four crew members, one administration staff member and a base manager.

 

The development incorporates four onsite car parking spaces and provision for a road ambulance to gain access to a car parking space immediately adjacent to the hangar.

 

Definition of Use and Assessment status:

 

The Roma Town Planning Scheme defines the development as "Special Use" meaning any premises or use of land by a local, state or commonwealth government or its corporation or agency or a community service organisation.  The term includes:

Blue Care

Cemetery

Crematorium [where provided by an organisation listed above]

Community hall and centre

Hospital

Police Station

State Education Establishments

State Emergency Centre

The term does not include parks or public utilities as defined herein.

And;

“Accommodation Units” meaning: any premises comprising an integrated development of dwelling units and/or rooming units.  The term includes multiple dwelling units, retirement villages and apartment houses.

 

The application is subject to Impact Assessment and assessed against the relevant provisions of the planning scheme.  Public Notification was carried out from 27 May 2011 to 20 June 2011.  No submissions were received during this period.

 

Assessment against the Planning Scheme:

 

The Desired Environmental Outcomes (DEOs) are based on ecological sustainability

established by Sustainable Planning Act 2009, and are the basis for the measures of the planning scheme. The DEOs are examined below:

 

(a) Environment

 

a)   The areas of high scenic amenity, remnant vegetation, wetlands, fauna habitats and wildlife corridors and regionally significant open space in the town are protected.

 

The proposed development will not result in the removal of any significant vegetation and will not adversely impact on any environmentally significant areas.

 

b)   Places, areas or sites identified as being susceptible to land degradation, including contamination, erosion, salinity and landslip, are protected and further degradation is minimised.

 

The development site is not identified as being susceptible to land degradation.

 

c)   Ecological sustainability is achieved by maintaining and improving biodiversity, water and air quality.

 

The proposed development is situated in an established urban area and will not result in the removal of any vegetation that is identified as being of state significance.  The development will not adversely impact on biodiversity or air quality and will be conditioned to incorporate appropriate stormwater disposal measures to maintain water quality.

 

d)   Places of historical and indigenous cultural heritage and social significance are protected, maintained and enhanced.

 

The site is not identified as, or located in proximity to, any places of historical, cultural or social significance.

 

(b) Economic

 

(i)   Business and commercial development shall be located within the Commercial Zone to promote and strengthen the existing central Business District

(ii)  The Central Business District (CBD) or inner core of the commercial Zone is intended to contain the more intensive commercial uses. Entertainment facilities and tourist accommodation will also be favoured within and adjacent to the CBD to provide a central focus of activity and promote vitality after office hours.

(iii) Beautification and improved parking facilities will enhance the efficiency, attractions and vitality of the Town CBD.

 

The proposal is for a special use development situated adjacent to the aerodrome, in the Industry Zone.  The development does not involve business or commercial activities and will not affect business and commercial development in the Commercial zone.

 

a)   Tourism will be promoted with significant economic and social benefits to the town as a regional centre with close association with the oil and gas industry and the proximity of the Carnarvon National Park.

 

The development proposal does not involve a tourism activity and will not adversely impact on tourism in the region.

 

b)   Industry, business and employment opportunities are improved and appropriately located to service the community and region, and encourage economic activity within the local area.

 

The proposed development will contribute to providing employment opportunities for local residents in the specified field, ultimately resulting in economic benefits to the community. 

 

(c)  Community Well-Being & Lifestyle

 

a)   Convenient access to roads and services is achieved through well located land uses and the efficient use and timely provision of infrastructure such as water, sewerage and roads walkways and cycling facilities.

 

The proposed facility will occupy an existing premises located in an established industrial/special use area.  The development site has convenient access to town infrastructure and services and is well located in close proximity to the airport facilities. 

 

b)   Infrastructure networks such as road and rail, water cycle and electricity infrastructure are protected from encroachment by sensitive land uses which may adversely affect or limit the normal operation of that infrastructure.

 

The proposed development is not located in proximity to rail, water cycle or major electricity infrastructure networks and therefore will not adversely impact on the function and operation of such networks. 

 

c)    Rural residential and urban residential development occurs in distinct localities that provide a sense of community, amenity, services, and a safe, affordable living environment, whilst maintaining the rural amenity of the Town Area.

 

The proposal is for a special use activity and does not involve rural residential or urban residential development.  The proposal will not compromise the rural amenity of the Town Area.

 

d)   The adverse effects from natural and other hazards, including bushfires are minimised.

 

The subject site is located in adjacent to the airport and is not identified as being subject to natural or other hazards.

 

e)   The range of housing types, services and facilities meets the needs of the community and other users.

 

The proposal is for a special use development that incorporates an accommodation component.  It is imperative that the operational crew reside on the site in order to promptly respond to emergency calls.  The development site is located in an established urban area and has appropriate access to services and facilities to meet the needs of users.

 

f)     Community well being is not compromised by inappropriate development that impacts upon noise levels, traffic volume, lighting levels, local amenity.

 

The development site is located in an industrial area adjacent to the aerodrome.  The nature of the activity requires use of the airport facilities and is consistent with the surrounding land uses.  Community well being and local amenity will not be compromised as a result of the development.

 

Overall Outcomes for Urban Area Code

The Urban Area Code identifies overall outcomes providing direction about relevant assessment issues.  The overall outcomes for the Urban Area Code are the purpose of the code.  The overall outcomes sought for the Urban Area are the following:

 

a)    Roma is a focus for a range of business, industrial, tourist, community and recreational activity in the local government area.

 

The proposed development will contribute to the range of community services in Roma and the surrounding region.

 

b)    Business and commercial development is located primarily in the CBD to provide central and accessible services to the local government area.

 

The proposed development does not involve a business or commercial activity.

 

c)    The residential and heritage character and amenity of the Urban Area is retained.

 

The proposed development is located adjacent to the aerodrome and is consistent with the land uses in the vicinity of the site. The proposed development will not adversely impact on the residential amenity of the Urban Area. 

 

d)    Safe and convenient access for pedestrians and cyclists is maintained and enhanced.

 

The proposed use is not expected to generate a significant amount vehicle traffic into and out of the site. The development is consistent with the land uses in proximity to the site and will not adversely impact on pedestrian and cyclist access in the locality. 

 

e)    Residential (including Rural Residential) development occurs where there is no adverse impact on Good Quality Agricultural Land.

 

The proposal is for a special use development and is not situated in close proximity to Good Quality Agricultural Land.

 

f)     Residential development is buffered from the existing and proposed road and rail corridors to minimise any detrimental impact.

 

The proposal is for a special use development and is not contiguous to rail corridors. 

 

g)    Residential development accommodates a range of housing types and allotment sizes, and provides a safe and pleasant living environment, with adequate access to community services and is located in the residential preferred areas shown on the Urban Area Maps in the appendices.

 

The proposal is for a special use and does not involve residential development.  The development site is located in an established industrial area with adequate access to infrastructure and services.

 

h)    The expansion of residential development occurs in areas where it is most cost effective to supply physical infrastructure, such as water, sewerage, roads and electricity.

 

The proposal is for a special use activity and does not involve residential development.

 

i)     Efficient and equitable access to social infrastructure, such as schools, neighbourhood shopping, community services, public transport services, and parks are provided in residential areas.

 

The proposal is for a special use development, and will not impact on the efficient and equitable access to social infrastructure in residential areas.

 

j)     Industrial development is located in the Industrial Zone of the town (see maps in appendices).

 

The proposal is for a special use development that requires use of the airport facilities.  The development is located adjacent to the aerodrome, in the Industry Zone and is consistent with the existing land uses on industrial allotments located in proximity to the site.

 

k)    Impacts of industrial uses are required to be within acceptable limits and uses are undertaken in a sustainable manner consistent with the amenity and character of the area concerned.

 

The proposed development is for a Special Use that is consistent with the amenity and character of the locality. 

 

l)     Small scale business, community and emergency services are provided for the needs of the local community.

 

The proposed development will provide an emergency service that will benefit the residents throughout the region. 

 

m)  All Areas other than the Commercial Zone are protected from shopping centre and other forms of commercial development.

 

The proposed development is for a Special Use activity and will not adversely impact on the operation of the Central Business District and Commercial Zone as the major commercial district. 

 

The Code’s relevant Performance Criteria are shown below, in order to more easily permit structured and detailed consideration of relevant issues—

 

Urban Area Code

 

Performance Criteria

Assessment responses

A.  A. For all the Town Zone

1. Infrastructure

PC 1 Electricity

Premises are provided with a supply of electricity adequate for the activity.

The proposed development is in an established urban area with access to electrical infrastructure.

PC 2 Water Supply

Premises are provided with an adequate volume and supply of water for the activity.

The proposed development is in an established urban area and is provided with water supply. The development also incorporates a rainwater tank.

PC 3 Effluent Disposal

To ensure that public health and environmental values are preserved, all premises provide for the treatment and disposal of effluent and other waste water.

Conditions of approval will require the developer to pay a contribution of $5,000 for Sewerage for Lot 5 on RP855185 for the installation of a pressure rising main from Lot 5 on RP855185 to Councils on-site treatment system which will be located to the south of the Terminal Building.  

PC 4 Stormwater/Inter-Allotment Drainage

Stormwater is collected and discharged so as to:

(a) protect the stability of buildings or the use adjacent land;

(b) prevent the waterlogging of nearby land; and

(c) protect and maintain environmental values.

Appropriate stormwater drainage will be conditioned as part of this development.

PC 5 Vehicle Access

Vehicle access is provided to a standard appropriate for the use.

Vehicle access to the designated parking areas on the site is obtained directly from Hangar Drive.  Due to the limited site area, a single driveway crossover would not allow vehicles to manoeuvre into the parking spaces provided.  This access arrangement is not unlike the land uses on surrounding allotments and will not adversely impact on the function and operation of the Hangar Drive. 

 

The vehicle parking and manoeuvring areas in front of the hangar are formed of compacted gravel. 

PC 6 Density

The density of residential activities does not impact adversely on the residential amenity of the town.

Not Applicable - The proposed development is for a Special Use and Accommodation Units.

PC 7 Parking and Manoeuvring

Vehicle parking and service vehicle provision is adequate for the use whilst ensuring both safe and functional operation for motorists and pedestrians.

The proposed development provides four onsite car parking spaces, however there is insufficient space on the site for vehicles to manoeuvre from designated car parking spaces into a position that would allow them to exit the site in forward gear.  The proposed car parking arrangement is consistent with the existing arrangements on this site and those adjacent to it. 

 

An area of hardstand will provide sufficient space for an SRV to park parallel to the property boundary which will enable the vehicle to enter and leave the site in forward gear. 

 

The development is not expected to generate a significant increase in traffic volumes to and from the site and will not compromise the functioning of the airport road network.

PC 8 Roads

All weather road access is provided between the premises and the existing road network.

Not Applicable – The proposal does not include the provision of new road infrastructure.  

PC 9 State Controlled Roads

State Controlled Roads are maintained and enhanced as a link between major centres.

The proposed development is not contiguous to a State controlled road and will not impact on its function as a link between major centres

PC 10 Development Adjacent to State Controlled Roads

Development adjacent to State Controlled Roads is located to ensure safe and efficient use of the highway and maintain the integrity of the highway as a commuter link.

Not Applicable - The development site is not located adjacent to a State controlled road.

 

PC 11 Noise Sensitive Development

Noise sensitive developments (residential, education and community) must ensure that road traffic noise levels are appropriately managed to achieve acceptable levels of amenity.

The proposed development will not be adversely affected by traffic noise levels.

PC 12 Development in the Vicinity of Aerodrome

Development

(a) does not adversely affect the operation of the aerodrome;

(b) is designed and located to achieve a suitable standard of amenity for the proposed activity; and

(c)  does not restrict the future operational demands of the aerodrome.

The development is in the vicinity of aerodrome, however all buildings and structures are less than 7.5 metres in height above natural ground level and therefore will not  adversely affect the operation of the aerodrome nor restrict the future operational demands of the aerodrome.

 

 

PC 13 Development in the Vicinity of Aerodrome

The development of premises does not cause an obstruction or other potential hazard to aircraft movement associated with the aerodrome by way of:

(a) the physical intrusion of buildings or other structures into the Obstacle Limitation Surface;

(b) attracting birds or bats to the area which could cause or contribute to bird strike hazard;

(c)  providing very bright lighting or lighting similar to aerodrome lighting which can distract or confuse pilots;

(d) interfering with navigation or communication facilities;

(e) emissions that may affect pilot visibility or aircraft operations; or

(f)   transient intrusions into the aerodromes operation space.

The proposed development will not affect or cause obstruction to aircraft.

PC 14 Gas and Oil Pipelines

Buildings are located at an appropriate distance from pipelines to ensure community safety and operation of the use is not compromised.

The subject site is located at an appropriate distance from pipelines.

PC 15 Refuse Tips and Effluent Treatment Plants

Premises are located at an appropriate distance from refuse tips and effluent treatment plants to ensure community safety and operation of the uses are not compromised.

The subject site is not within proximity to refuse tips and effluent treatment plants.

PC 16 Rail Corridors

Development is at an appropriate distance from the rail corridor so as not to prejudice safety, speed or intended role of the existing and proposed rail corridors.

 

The subject site is not located in proximity to the rail corridor.

PC 17 Noise Attenuation

Development adjoining the rail corridor is protected from the impact of noise.

Not Applicable – The subject site does not adjoin the rail corridor.

2. Environment

PC 18 Watercourses

Development ensures the maintenance of riparian areas and water quality including protection from off-site transfer of sediment.

Not Applicable – The site is not located in proximity to any watercourses.

PC 19 Protected Areas

Development is undertaken to ensure areas of significant biodiversity and habitat value are protected.

N/A – The proposed development is not in close proximity to any areas of significant biodiversity and habitat value.

PC 20 Flooding

Premises are designed and located so as:

(a) not to adversely impacted upon by flooding;

(b) to protect life and property; and

(c) not to have an undesirable impact of the extent and magnitude of flooding.  

Not Applicable – the site is not identified as being subject to flooding.

PC 21 Air Emissions

Air emissions from premises do not cause environmental harm or nuisance to adjoining properties or sensitive land uses.

The proposed development will not cause environmental harm or nuisance from air emissions.

PC 22 Noise Emissions

Noise emissions from premises do not cause environmental harm or nuisance to adjoining properties or sensitive land uses.

Noise emissions from the site are expected to be minimal and will not exceed the level of noise generated from the use of the adjacent airport facilities.

PC 23 Water Quality

The standard of effluent and/or stormwater runoff from premises ensures the quality of surface water is suitable for:

(a) the biological integrity of aquatic ecosystems;

(b) recreational use;

(c) supply as drinking water after minimal treatment;

(d) agricultural use; or

Industrial use; and

(e) Minimises nuisance or harm to adjoining land owners.

Water quality is not expected to be affected from this development.  

 

Conditions of approval will ensure appropriate water quality treatment devices are included in the stormwater collection and dispersal system. 

 

PC 24 Excavation and Filling

Excavation and filling of land ensures:

(a) that both the amenity and safety of users of the site and adjacent land holdings; and

(b) soil erosion is kept to a minimum with remedial works.

Not Applicable – the proposal will not involve excavation or filling.

PC 25 Construction Activities

Both erosion control and silt collection measures are undertaken so as to ensure protection of environmental values during construction.

Erosion and sediment control measures will be conducted on site during any construction works associated with the establishment of the proposed development.

PC 26 Bushfire Hazard Area

Development maintains the safety of people and property by avoiding areas of high or Medium Bushfire hazard or mitigating the risk through:

(a) the siting of buildings ensuring setbacks from hazardous vegetation are maximised and elements lease susceptible to fire are sited closest to the bushfire hazard; and

(b) the provision of firebreaks to ensure adequate setbacks between Buildings, structures and Hazardous vegetation.

The proposed development is not within an area of High or Medium Bushfire Hazard.

PC 27 Character Buildings

Development adjacent to buildings identified as heritage or character buildings within Schedule 9 incorporates design features, materials and details that blend with the existing character of the adjoining buildings and/or place.

Not Applicable – The site is not in proximity to buildings identified as heritage or character buildings.

PC 20 Cultural Heritage

The significance of known places of indigenous and/or cultural heritage value is retained.

Not Applicable – The site is not in proximity to known places of indigenous and/or cultural heritage value.

For the Industrial Zone

PC 47 Scale and setbacks

The scale and location of the industrial use on the site should contribute to the amenity of the Zone.

Total site coverage of the development will equate to 65%.  Buildings will not exceed 7.5 metres in height or 2 storeys above ground level.

 

The proposal involves the use of an existing aircraft hangar built to the southern and western boundaries of the site.  The hangar is located 6.26 metres from the front boundary and 7.119 metres from the northern boundary of the site.

 

Due to the limited area of the site remaining, the accommodation building and future office building are unable to achieve the desired boundary clearances for the industry zone.  Both buildings are located to the north of the hangar building.  The accommodation building is located adjacent to the front boundary of the site and 1.5 metres from the northern side boundary.  It is proposed the future office building be established in the north-west corner of the development site, adjacent to both boundaries.

 

The proposed development does not achieve the prescribed boundary clearances (9 metres front, 3 metres side and rear) however given the small size of the allotment and presence of the existing hangar building, it would be impossible to do so.  The proposal is generally in keeping with the land uses on the adjoining and nearby allotments and will not compromise the amenity of the locality. 

 

The development site does not adjoin residential land.

PC 48 Vehicular traffic

Vehicular movements connected with uses in the industrial area ensure that the amenity of the adjacent residential area is not adversely affected.

Not Applicable – The development site is not located adjacent to a residential area.

PC 49 Landscaping

Landscaping on the site:

(a) contributes positively to the built form and the street; and

(b) reduces the impact of the size and scale of the buildings.

(c) does not interfere with electricity infrastructure items

A small amount of landscaping will be established on the site to contribute to the overall amenity of the area.  Conditions of approval will require landscaping to be maintained at a height of less than 1 metre and will not permit dense landscaping on the site in order to ensure there is no interference with the operational integrity of the aerodrome.  

PC 50 Amenity

The amenity of residential uses adjacent to the industrial area is protected through appropriate boundary screening.

Not Applicable – The site does not adjoin residential areas.

PC 51 Building and Structure Design

The building is designed and orientated to be identifiable from the street.

The main hangar building is oriented towards Hangar Drive and is identifiable from the street.  The base manager’s office/reception area is located inside the front entrance to the hangar. 

PC 52 Building Appearance

Buildings are designed and finished to a high quality appearance.

The existing hangar building is of colour-bond construction, designed and finished to a high quality appearance.  The accommodation building and future office are new transportable structures, finished to a high standard. 

PC 53 Operating Hours

Development is operated in such a manner that ensures that the local amenity is protected.

Due to the nature of the activity, the facility is required to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days per week in order to promptly respond to emergency calls.  The development site is not located in proximity to sensitive land uses and will not adversely affect the local amenity.

PC 54 Delivery of Goods

The loading and unloading of goods occurs at the appropriate times to protect the amenity of the Industrial Area and surrounding areas.

Loading and unloading of supplies is not expected to occur outside the standard working hours.  

For Non Industrial Activities located in the Industrial Zone

PC 55 Location

Non Industrial activities are located so as:

(a) Not to impact adversely on the function, operation and character of the Industrial Zone; and

(b) Not to prejudice the consolidation of like non-Industrial activities in other more appropriate areas.

 

The proposed development is appropriately located adjacent to the aerodrome to utilise the facilities available.  The proposal is consistent with the previous use of the site and land uses on the adjacent and nearby industrial allotments.  The development will not compromise the operation or character of the industry zone, nor will it prejudice the consolidation of other non-industrial uses in other areas.

 

Assessment Summary:

 

Although the development site is not zoned Special Use, the proposal is consistent with the land uses on industrial allotments in proximity to the site.  The development is considered an appropriate use of the subject land as the facility will have access to, and use of the local airstrip situated adjacent to the site, and will not adversely affect the function and operation of other land uses in the area.

 

The development does not achieve the prescribed boundary setbacks for the Industry Zone however the siting of the buildings is consistent with other buildings and structures in the locality and therefore will not compromise the local amenity. 

 

Together the existing and proposed buildings comply with the site coverage requirements for the Industry Zone, however due to the limited site area remaining, it will not be possible for cars to manoeuvre from the designated car parking spaces and leave the site in forward gear.    This arrangement is not dissimilar to other land uses in the locality and given the development is not expected to generate a significant increase in vehicular traffic; the development will not compromise the function of Hangar Drive.

Consultation (internal/external):

·    MRC Engineering Services

·    MRC EHO

·    External consultation has been undertaken as required under SPA.

Risk Assessment (Legal, Financial, Political etc.):

The applicant has appeal rights under SPA against any decision of Council.

Policy Implications:

The application generally accords with the Policy position of the Roma Town Planning Scheme 2006.

Financial Resource Implications:

Any conditions imposed will be at the cost of the developer.

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.3.1(a) Regulate and control development in a consistent and responsible manner that enhances the lifestyle of our community whilst promoting sustainable development.

Supporting Documentation:

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2011/17775 - Coughran Roma Hangar Trust and Chimes Property No.2 Trust - MCU "SPECIAL USE" (CAREFLIGHT OPERATIONAL FACILITY & OFFICE) & "ACCOMMODATION UNITS" (4 ROOMING UNITS) - Developments plans included in planning report

D11/19927

 

Report authorised by:

Robert Hayward, Director Planning & Environment


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2011/17775 - Coughran Roma Hangar Trust and Chimes Property No.2 Trust - MCU "SPECIAL USE" (CAREFLIGHT OPERATIONAL FACILITY & OFFICE) & "ACCOMMODATION UNITS" (4 ROOMING UNITS) - Developments plans included in planning report

 

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Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  27 July 2011

Officer Report

Meeting: General  27 July 2011

Date: 20 July 2011

Item Number: 14.2

File Number: D11/19889

 

Subject Heading:                     APPLICATION FOR MATERIAL CHANGE OF USE - "ACCOMMODATION UNITS" (8 UNITS) FILE: 2011/17774

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Rainwood (QLD) Pty Ltd

Location:                                           2 Harms Street, Roma (Lot 2 on SP230309)

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Danielle Pearn, Planning & Development Officer

 

Executive Summary: 

Rainwood (QLD) Pty Ltd has applied for a Material Change of Use to establish eight “Accommodation Units” on land situated at 2 Harms Street, Roma, described as Lot 2 on SP230309. 

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

Council approve the application subject to the following conditions:

 

General

 

1.      Complete and maintain the approved development as follows: (i) generally in accordance with development approval documents and (ii) strictly in accordance with those parts of the approved development which have been specified in detail by the Council or Referral Agency unless the Council or Referral Agency agrees in writing that those parts will be adequately complied with by amended specifications.

 

2.      Complete and maintain all operational, building and plumbing and drainage work associated with this development approval, including work required by any of the development approval conditions.

 

3.      Maintain the approved development being Material Change of Use (Accommodation Units – 8 Units) in accordance with the approved plans:

 

Plan/Document number

Plan/Document name

Date

WD 01 Rev A

Proposed Site Plan & Neighbouring Properties & Services

22/03/2011

WD 02 Rev A

Proposed Unit Plan

22/03/2011

WD 03 Rev A

Landscape Layout Plan

22/03/2011

 

Landscape Legend

 

WD 04 Rev A

Driveway & Traffic Plan

22/03/2011

WD 05 Rev A

Street Elevation

22/03/2011

WD 06 Rev A

Unit 1 Floor Plan and Elevations

22/03/2011

WD 07 Rev A

Unit 2, 3 & 4 Floor Plan and Elevations

22/03/2011

WD 08 Rev A

Unit 5 Floor Plan and Elevations

22/03/2011

WD 09 Rev A

Unit 6 Floor Plan and Elevations

22/03/2011

WD 10 Rev A

Unit 7 Floor Plan and Elevations

22/03/2011

WD 11 Rev A

Unit 8 Floor Plan and Elevations

22/03/2011

R-0051 Rev C

Commercial Driveway Slab Type A

06/01/2000

MUDS-WA-001

Water Reticulation Standard Allotment Water Service Connection Treatment

06/04/2010

 

4.      All development approval conditions related to the establishment of the approved development must be fulfilled prior to any approved use commencing.

 

5.      Services and infrastructure required in connection with the establishment of the approved development must be provided at no cost to Council.

 

6.      Any conflicts associated with proposed and existing services shall be forwarded by the developer to the appropriate controlling authority for approval for any proposed changes.

 

7.      No buildings are to be established within the drainage easement traversing Lot 2 on SP230309. 

 

Stormwater and Drainage

 

8.      Stormwater must not be allowed to pond on the property being developed during the development process and after development has been completed unless the type and size of ponding has been agreed in writing by the Council or as a specific development approval condition.

 

9.      Any increases in volume, concentration or velocity of stormwater from the property being developed must be channelled to lawful points of discharge or to other storage or dispersal arrangements which must all be agreed in writing by the Council.

 

10.    There must be no increases in any silt loads or contaminants in any overland flow from the property being developed, during the development process and after development has been completed.

 

11.    The stormwater disposal system must be designed to include appropriate pollution control devices or methods to ensure no contamination or silting of creeks or other waterways.

 

12.    Soil erosion and sediment is controlled in accordance with Schedule 6: “Standards for Stormwater Drainage”.

 

Erosion Control

 

13.    If there is a possibility of erosion or silt or other materials being washed off the property being developed during the development process, the developer must document and implement a management plan that prevents this from occurring.

 

14.    During construction, soil erosion and sediment is to be managed in accordance with Schedule 7: “Standards for Construction Activity”.

 

Services Provisions

 

15.    The site must be provided with a sewer connection to the reticulated sewerage network at no cost to Council. 

 

16.    The site must be provided with a water connection, up to and including a water meter, to the reticulated water network.  Size of service and meter to be determined by the developer.  If a service to the site exists but is deemed to be of inadequate size, the existing water service is to be disconnected, capped and removed by Council at no cost to Council.  Arrangement of primary water meter to be as per standard drawing MUDS-WA-001.

 

17.    The development is to be connected to a reticulated electricity supply at no cost to Council.

18.    If the premises is connected to a telecommunications reticulation service, then such works shall be undertaken in accordance with the relevant service provider’s requirements and specifications along with relevant building standards requirements and specifications (as relevant).

 

19.    All services installation, including sewer, water, gas, electricity and telecommunications connections to the respective networks, must comply with (i) the development approval conditions, (ii) any relevant provisions in the planning scheme for the area, (iii) Council’s standard designs for such work where such designs exist  (iv) the EDROC Standards Manual where it applies (v) any relevant Australian Standard that applies to that type of work and (vi) any alternative specifications that Council has agreed to in writing and which the developer must ensure do not conflict with any requirements imposed by any applicable laws and standards.

 

Access, Car parking and Manoeuvring

 

20.    Vehicle cross-over from Harms Street to the development site to be constructed in accordance with IPWEAQ standard drawing R-0051 (rev C dated 6/1/00) without the grated drain needing to be installed. Minimum width ‘W’ = 6.0 metres.  Vehicle cross-over splays to extend from 6.0 metres wide at property boundary to 9.0 metres wide at Harms Street kerb. 

 

21.    Provide a total of eighteen (18) car parking spaces on the site in accordance with the approved plans. 

 

22.    Vehicle manoeuvring areas must be provided on-site so that all vehicles can enter and leave the site in a forward direction.

 

23.    All carparking spaces and driveway areas are to be sealed with an approved impervious surface. Surfacing shall consist of either patterned, reinforced concrete, concrete pavers, segmental clay pavers, asphaltic hotmix or two coat (primerseal/seal) bitumen seal. 

 

24.    Any damage to roads and infrastructure that is attributable to the progress of works on the site or vehicles associated with the development of the site, must be repaired to Council’s satisfaction or the cost of repairs paid to Council.

 

Landscaping and Fencing

 

25.    Landscaping is to be provided on the site in accordance with drawing “Landscape Layout Plan” reference:  WD 03 Rev A, dated 22/03/2011 and accompanying Landscape Legend.

 

26.    The mature height of vegetation planted under electricity lines must not exceed 3 metres. 

 

27.    Ground covers should fully cover vegetated areas within 1 year of planting.

 

28.    Screen fencing is to be erected in accordance with drawing “Landscape Layout Plan” reference:  WD 03 Rev A, dated 22/03/2011. All boundary fencing must be aligned to actual property boundary alignments and must not be located in road reserves.

 

29.    Site fencing must not impede overland water flow.

 

Rubbish Collection

 

30.    At all times while the use continues, waste containers shall be maintained in a clean and tidy state and shall be emptied and the waste removed from the site on a regular basis.

 

31.    All bins shall be shielded from the view of travelling public and neighbours.

 

Avoiding Nuisance

 

32.    Lighting of the site, including any security lighting, shall be such that the lighting intensity does not exceed 8.0 lux at a distance of 1.5 metres from the site at any property boundary.

 

33.    All lighting shall be directed or shielded so as to ensure that no glare directly affects nearby properties.

 

34.    Any air conditioning, generator, refrigeration, pump, exhaust, fans, processing or other equipment must be acoustically screened to ensure noise levels do not exceed 5dB  above the background noise level.

 

35.    During the establishment of the approved development, no nuisance is to be caused to adjoining properties and occupiers by the way of smoke, dust, rubbish, contaminant, stormwater discharge or siltation at any time, including non-working hours.

 

No Cost to Council

 

36.    The developer is responsible for meeting all costs associated with the approved development unless there is specific agreement by other parties, including the Council, to meeting those costs

 

37.    All civil and related work shall be designed and supervised by RPEQ Registered Professional Engineers of Queensland (RPEQ) who are competent in the construction of the works.

 

38.    All rates and charges of any description and all arrears of such rates and charges, together with interest outstanding thereon, on the land, due to Council, shall be paid prior to occupation of the units.

 

 

Body of Report:

The application seeks approval for a Material Change of Use to establish eight Accommodation Units on land situated at 2 Harms Street, Roma. 

 

The development site is a vacant residential allotment comprising an area of 4527m2.  The site is an irregular configuration with street frontage to both Harms Street and Jackson Street.  The site is burdened by a 711m2 drainage easement located adjacent to the northern property boundary.

 

Figure 1 – Site Locality

 

Land uses surrounding the site include the Masonic Lodge to the north, drainage reserve to the east and south, and accommodation units to the west.  On the opposite site of Harms Street and Jackson Street are single detached dwellings.

 

The development comprises eight individual units of varying building design and floor plan.  Four of the units will contain two bedrooms and four will contain three bedrooms.  Each of the units incorporates provision for two undercover car parking spaces.  The proposal also includes two uncovered visitor car parking spaces (including one for persons with disabilities) located at the front of the property.

 

The total floor area of the development is 1550m2 equating to approximately 34% site coverage.  The development achieves a minimum boundary clearance of 7.05 metres from the Harms Street frontage and 7.582 metres from the Jackson Street frontage.  A minimum setback of 15 metres is provided from the northern side boundary and 3 metres from the western side boundary.   Minimum rear boundary setbacks of 3.052 metres, 3.479 metres and 8.008 metres are provided from the eastern, south-eastern and southern boundary lines respectively.

 

Vehicle access to the site will be obtained via a single driveway cross-over from Harms Street.  Sealed internal manoeuvring areas will allow vehicles to enter and leave the site in forward gear. 

 

A number of landscaped areas will be established throughout the development site.

 

Definition of Use and Assessment Status:

 

The Roma Town Planning Scheme defines the use as “Accommodation Units”, meaning: any premises comprising an integrated development of dwelling units and/or rooming units.  The term includes multiple dwelling units, retirement villages and apartment houses.

 

The application is subject to Impact Assessment and assessed against the relevant provisions of the planning scheme.  Public Notification was carried out from 27/05/2011 to 20/06/2011.  No submissions were received during this period.

 

Assessment against the Planning Scheme:

 

The Desired Environmental Outcomes (DEOs) are based on ecological sustainability

established by Sustainable Planning Act 2009, and are the basis for the measures of

the planning scheme. The DEOs are examined below:

 

(a)  Environment

 

(i) The areas of high scenic amenity, remnant vegetation, wetlands, fauna habitats and wildlife corridors and regionally significant open space in the town are protected.

 

The proposed development is not located in proximity to areas identified as being of environmental significance and will not impact on the integrity of such places.

 

(ii) Places, areas or sites identified as being susceptible to land degradation, including contamination, erosion, salinity and landslip, are protected and further degradation is minimised.

 

The site is not identified as being susceptible to land degradation.

 

(iii) Ecological sustainability is achieved by maintaining and improving biodiversity, water and air quality.

 

The development site is situated in an established urban area and will not adversely impact on biodiversity, water or air quality.  Appropriate stormwater disposal measures will be conditioned as part of the approval to minimise potential adverse impacts on water quality.

 

(iv) Places of historical and indigenous cultural heritage and social significance are protected, maintained and enhanced.

 

The site is not identified as, or located in proximity to, any places of historical, cultural or social significance.

 

(b) Economic

 

(i)   Business and commercial development shall be located within the Commercial Zone to promote and strengthen the existing central Business District

(ii)  The Central Business District (CBD) or inner core of the commercial Zone is intended to contain the more intensive commercial uses. Entertainment facilities and tourist accommodation will also be favoured within and adjacent to the CBD to provide a central focus of activity and promote vitality after office hours.

(iii) Beautification and improved parking facilities will enhance the efficiency, attractions and vitality of the Town CBD.

 

The proposal is for a residential development in a residential area and is not located in proximity to the CBD.  The development does not involve business or commercial activities and will not affect the integrity of development in the Commercial zone.

 

(iv) Tourism will be promoted with significant economic and social benefits to the town as a regional centre with close association with the oil and gas industry and the proximity of the Carnarvon National Park.

 

The subject site is not located in proximity to the Carnarvon National Park or a tourism activity.  The proposal is a small scale residential development located in a residential area and will not adversely impact on the economic and social function of the town.

 

(v)  Industry, business and employment opportunities are improved and appropriately located to service the community and region, and encourage economic activity within the local area.

 

The development proposal is for a residential activity and does not involve industry, business or employment opportunities.

 

(c) Community Well-Being & Lifestyle

 

(i) Convenient access to roads and services is achieved through well located land uses and the efficient use and timely provision of infrastructure such as water, sewerage and roads walkways and cycling facilities.

 

The development site is located in an established urban area with convenient access

to infrastructure and services.

 

(ii) Infrastructure networks such as road and rail, water cycle and electricity infrastructure are protected from encroachment by sensitive land uses which may adversely affect or limit the normal operation of that infrastructure.

 

The proposed development is not located in proximity to major water cycle or electricity infrastructure and is situated an appropriate distance from the nearby road and rail corridors so as not to impact on the integrity of these networks.

 

(iii) Rural residential and urban residential development occurs in distinct localities that provide a sense of community, amenity, services, and a safe, affordable living environment, whilst maintaining the rural amenity of the Town Area.

 

The proposed development is in an established residential area with appropriate access to services.  The development will contribute to the residential character of the locality and maintain the amenity of the town area.

 

(iv) The adverse effects from natural and other hazards, including bushfires are minimised.

 

The site is not identified as being susceptible to bushfire or other hazards.

 

(v) The range of housing types, services and facilities meets the needs of the community and other uses.

 

The proposed development will increase the range of housing available in Roma through the provision of eight residential units which will be adequately serviced by appropriate infrastructure.

 

(vi) Community well being is not compromised by inappropriate development that impacts upon noise levels, traffic volume, lighting levels, local amenity.

 

The proposed development is consistent with the intent of the Residential Zone and will be conditioned to maintain appropriate levels of amenity for the area.

 

The Overall Outcomes and relevant Performance Criteria of the Urban Area Code are examined below:

 

Overall Outcomes of the Urban Area:

 

(a)      Roma is a focus for a range of business, industrial, tourist, community and recreational activity in the local government area;

 

The proposed development will provide residential accommodation to support a range of activities in Roma Town.

 

(b)      Business and commercial development is located primarily in the CBD to provide central and accessible services to the local government area;

 

The proposal is for a residential development situated within the Residential Zone. 

 

(c)       The residential and heritage character and amenity of the Urban Area is retained;

 

The development proposal involves the establishment of eight Accommodation Units on a large residential allotment.  The development incorporates a variety of building designs which will enhance the character of the local neighbourhood.  All units are single storey and comply with relevant site coverage and setback requirements. Landscaping will be provided onsite to contribute to the amenity of the area.

 

(d)      Safe and convenient access for pedestrians and cyclists is maintained and enhanced;

 

The proposed development will not adversely impact on the safety and convenience of cyclist or pedestrian movements in proximity to the site. 

 

(e)      Residential (including Rural Residential) development occurs where there is no adverse impact on Good Quality Agricultural Land;

 

The development site is located within an established residential area and is not situated in proximity to Good Quality Agricultural Land.

 

(f)        Residential development is buffered from the existing and proposed road and rail corridors to minimise any detrimental impact;

 

The proposed development is located an appropriate distance from the existing road and rail corridors and therefore will not adversely impact the operation of these networks.

 

(g)      Residential development accommodates a range of housing types and allotment sizes, and provides a safe and pleasant living environment, with adequate access to community services and is located in the residential preferred areas shown on the Urban Area Maps in the appendices;

 

The proposed development is located in an established residential area with appropriate access to community services.  The development will increase housing diversity in Roma town.

 

(h)      The expansion of residential development occurs in areas where it is most cost effective to supply physical infrastructure, such as water, sewerage, roads and electricity;


The proposed development is located within an established residential area that is provided with appropriate infrastructure and services.

 

(i)        Efficient and equitable access to social infrastructure, such as schools, neighbourhood shopping, community services, public transport services, and parks are provided in residential areas;

 

The development site is located in an established residential area with efficient and equitable access to social infrastructure.

 

(j)        Industrial development is located in the Industrial Zone of the town (see maps in appendices);

(k)       Impacts of industrial uses are required to be within acceptable limits and uses are undertaken in sustainable manner consistent with the amenity and character of the area concerned;

 

The proposed development does not involve any industrial activities.

 

(l)        Small scale business, community and emergency services are provided for the needs of the local community;

 

The proposed development does not involve any business, community or emergency services.

 

(m)     All Areas other than the Commercial Zone are protected from shopping centre and other forms of commercial development.

 

The proposed development is located within the Residential Zone and  is considered an appropriate use of subject land.

 

Performance Criteria of the Urban Area:

 


Performance Criteria

Assessment Responses

 

A.  For all of the Town Area

 

 Infrastructure

PC 1 Electricity

Premises are provided with a supply of electricity adequate for the activity.

 

The proposed development is in an established urban area with access to electrical infrastructure.

PC 2 Water supply

Premises are provided with an adequate volume and supply of water for the activity.

 

The proposed development is in an established urban area with reticulated water supply available.

PC 3 Effluent disposal

To ensure that public health and environmental values are preserved, all premises provide for the treatment and disposal of effluent and other waste water.

 

The proposed development is in an established urban area with reticulated sewerage available.

PC 4 Stormwater/Inter-allotment Drainage

Stormwater is collected and discharged so as to:

(a) protect the stability of buildings or the use adjacent land;

(b) prevent the waterlogging of  nearby land; and

(c)  protect and maintain environmental values.

(d)

Stormwater/inter-allotment drainage will be collected and discharged in accordance with Schedule 6: “Standards for Stormwater Drainage”.

PC 5 Vehicle Access

Vehicle access is provided to a standard appropriate for the use.

 

A sealed vehicle crossover will provide vehicular access to the development site from Harms Street.

PC 6 Density

The density of residential activities does not impact adversely on the residential amenity of the town.

 

Not Applicable – The proposed development is for Accommodation Units.

PC 7 Parking and manoeuvring

Vehicle parking and service vehicle provision is adequate for the use whilst ensuring both safe and functional operation for motorists and pedestrians.

                         

The development incorporates provision for 18 on site car parking spaces including 1 space for persons with disabilities.  The provision for onsite car parking exceeds the requirements of Schedule 2: Standards for roads, car parking, access and manoeuvring areas, in the Roma Town Planning Scheme.

 

Onsite manoeuvring areas will be provided to ensure all vehicles can enter and exit the development site in forward gear.

PC 8 Roads

All weather road access is provided between the premises and the existing road network.

 

All access, car parking and manoeuvring areas will be sealed with an approved impervious surface ensuring all weather access to the existing road network.

PC 9 State Controlled Roads

State Controlled Roads are maintained and enhanced as a link between major centres.         

 

The proposed development is not contiguous to a State controlled road and will not impact on its function as a link between major centres.  

PC 10 Development Adjacent to State Controlled Roads

Development adjacent to State Controlled Roads is located to ensure safe and efficient use of the highway and maintain the integrity of the highway as a commuter link.

 

Not Applicable - The development site is not located adjacent to a State controlled road.

 

 

PC 11 Noise Sensitive Development

Noise sensitive developments (residential, educational and community) must ensure that road traffic noise levels are appropriately managed to achieve acceptable levels of amenity.

 

Noise generated by traffic on the local road network in the vicinity of the site, will not adversely impact on the development.

 

PC 12 Development in the Vicinity of Aerodrome

Development

(a)          does not adversely affect the operation of the aerodrome;

(b)          is designed and located to achieve a suitable standard of amenity for the proposed activity; and

(c)           does not restrict the future operational demands of the aerodrome.

 

Not Applicable - The proposed development is not in the vicinity of the aerodrome.

PC 13 Development in the Vicinity of Aerodrome

The development of premises does not cause an obstruction or other potential hazard to aircraft movement associated with the aerodrome by way of:

(a)          the physical intrusion of buildings or other structures into the Obstacle Limitation Surface;

(b)          attracting birds or bats to the area which could cause or contribute to bird strike hazard;

(c)           providing very bright lighting or lighting similar to aerodrome lighting which can distract or confuse pilots;

(d)          interfering with navigation or communication facilities;

(e)          emissions that may affect pilot visibility or aircraft operations; or

(f)            transient intrusions into the aerodromes operational space.

 

Not Applicable - The proposed development is not in the vicinity of the aerodrome.

PC 14 Gas and Oil Pipelines

Buildings are located at an appropriate distance from pipelines to ensure community safety and operation of the use is not compromised.

                         

The site is within an established residential area and is located at an appropriate distance from pipelines.

 

PC 15 Refuse Tips and Effluent Treatment Plants

Premises are located at an appropriate distance from refuse tips and effluent treatment plants to ensure community safety and operation of the uses are not compromised.

                         

The site is not in the vicinity of refuse tips or effluent treatment plants.

PC 16 Rail Corridors

Development is at an appropriate distance from the rail corridor so as not to prejudice safety, speed or intended role of the existing and proposed rail corridors.

 

The development site is located an appropriate distance from the rail corridor (approximately 50 metres).

PC 17 Noise Attenuation

Development adjoining the rail corridor is protected from the impact of noise.           

 

The development site is sufficiently separated from the nearby rail corridor such that the accommodation units will not be exposed to excessive noise levels.

2. Environment

PC 18 Watercourses

Development ensures the maintenance of riparian areas and water quality including protection from off-site transfer of sediment.

 

Not Applicable – The site is not located in proximity to any watercourses.

 

Conditions of approval will require the development to incorporate appropriate stormwater disposal measures to maintain water quality.

.

PC 19 Protected Areas

Development is undertaken to ensure areas of significant biodiversity and habitat value are protected.

 

Not Applicable – The site is not located in proximity to areas of significant biodiversity or habitat value.

 

PC 20 Flooding

Premises are designed and located so as:

(a) not to be adversely impacted upon by flooding;

(b) to protect life and property; and

(c) not to have an undesirable impact on the extent and magnitude of flooding.

Not Applicable - The development site is not located within the 1 in 100 year flood overlay.

PC 21 Air Emissions

Air emissions from premises do not cause environmental harm or nuisance to adjoining properties or sensitive land uses.

 

The proposed development will not cause environmental harm or nuisance from air emissions.

PC 22 Noise Emissions

Noise emissions from premises do not cause environmental harm or nuisance to adjoining properties or sensitive land uses.

 

The proposed development is a small scale residential use that is not expected to generate excessive noise emissions.

PC 23 Water Quality

The standard of effluent and/or stormwater runoff from premises ensures the quality of surface water is suitable for:

(a) the biological integrity of aquatic ecosystems;

(b) recreational use;

(c)  supply as drinking water after minimal treatment;

(d) agricultural use; or

industrial use; and

(e) Minimises nuisance or harm to adjoining land owners

 

The development will incorporate appropriate water quality treatment devices and stormwater disposal systems.

 

PC 24 Excavation and Filling

Excavation and filling of land ensures:

(a)          that both the amenity and safety of users of the site and adjacent land holdings; and

(b)          soil erosion is kept to a minimum with remedial works.

 

Conditions of approval will require any excavation and filling to be undertaken in accordance with Schedule 8: Standards for Construction Activity.

PC 25 Construction Activities

Both erosion control and silt collection measures are undertaken so as to ensure protection of environmental values during construction.

 

During construction, soil erosion and sediment will be managed in accordance with Schedule 8: “Standards for Construction Activity”.

PC 26 Bushfire Hazard Area

Development maintains the safety of people and property by avoiding areas of High or Medium Bushfire hazard or mitigating the risk through:

(a) the siting of buildings ensuring setbacks from hazardous vegetation are maximised and elements least susceptible to fire are sited closest to the bushfire hazard; and

(b) the provision of firebreaks to ensure adequate setbacks between Buildings, structures and Hazardous vegetation

 

The proposed development is not located within a Medium or High Bushfire Hazard Area.

PC 27 Character Buildings

Development adjacent to buildings identified as heritage or character buildings within Schedule 9 incorporates design features, materials and details that blend with the existing character of the adjoining buildings and/or place.

 

Not Applicable – The development is not located near to heritage or character buildings.

PC 28 Cultural Heritage

The significance of known places of indigenous and/or cultural heritage value is retained.

 

The development is not located in proximity to any known places of indigenous or cultural heritage value.

 

B. For the Residential Zone

 

 

a) Residential Development – Dwelling House, Dual occupancy and Accommodation Units

 

PC 29 Height

The height of residential buildings is compatible with and complementary to the character of the urban environment.

The proposed development comprises only single storey units limited to a height of 6.5 metres above ground level.

 

 

PC 30 Site Coverage and Setbacks

(a) Residential building design and siting maintains the character of the locality in terms of building bulk.

(b) Residential buildings are located to ensure the local amenity and streetscape are protected and enhanced.

 

AS 30.1

The proposed site cover is 1550m2 equating to 34% of the total site area.

 

AS 30.2 – AS 30.4 Not Applicable – The development is not for dual occupancies.

 

AS 30.5 - AS 30.7

The proposed development is setback a minimum distance of 7 metres from both the Harms Street and Jackson Street road frontages.  The development achieves a minimum setback of 15 metres from the northern side boundary and 3 metres from the western side boundary.   Minimum setbacks of 3.052 metres, 3.78 metres and 8.008 metres are provided from the eastern, south-eastern and southern boundaries respectively. 

 

The front and side boundary clearances are appropriate for the use and given the rear boundary line adjoins a drainage reserve, the proposed setbacks will not adversely affect the residential amenity of the locality.   

PC 31 Residential amenity

For Dual Occupancies and Accommodation Units:

The location and design of dual occupancies provides for adequate privacy, sunlight, ventilation and open space.

 

Fencing will be established along the external boundaries of the site and internally between the units to provide private courtyards and open space for residents.  Where possible, windows will be installed in areas of the buildings most suitable for achieving privacy, ventilation and lighting.

PC 32 Landscaping

For Dual Occupancies and Accommodation Units:

Landscaping on the site should be:

(a) visually pleasing and create an attractive environment;

(b) located to take account of the direction of the breezes and sun; and

(c)  located to give privacy and buffering from any potential incompatible uses.

Located to avoid interference with electricity lines and infrastructure.

It is proposed landscaping be established along the frontage of the site and in a series of gardens alongside the internal driveway of the development. Each of the units will also be provided with a private grassed courtyard.

 

 

a)   Residential Development – Outbuildings

 

PC 33 Residential Outbuildings

Residential amenity is to be maintained.

The development does not incorporate individual outbuildings.  Each unit includes a carport with provision for two vehicles under the main roofline of the buildings.  All carports comply with the relevant site coverage and boundary setback requirements.

 

Assessment Summary:

 

The proposed development complies with the planning scheme DEOs and Urban Area Code.  The development is a suitable use of the subject property and is consistent with the intent of the Residential Zone. 

 

Consultation (internal/external):

·    MRC Engineering Department

·    External consultation has been undertaken as required under SPA.

Risk Assessment (Legal, Financial, Political etc.):

The applicant has appeal rights under SPA against any decision of Council.

Policy Implications:

The application generally accords with the policy position of the Roma Town Planning Scheme 2006.

Financial Resource Implications:

Any conditions imposed will be at the cost of the developer.

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.3.1(a) Regulate and control development in a consistent and responsible manner that enhances the lifestyle of our community whilst promoting sustainable development.

Supporting Documentation:

1View

2011/17774 - Rainwood (Qld) Pty Ltd - MCU "Accommodtion Units" (8 units), 2 Harms Street, Roma (2SP230309) - Proposal Plans

D11/19774

 

Report authorised by:

Robert Hayward, Director Planning & Environment


Attachment 1

2011/17774 - Rainwood (Qld) Pty Ltd - MCU "Accommodtion Units" (8 units), 2 Harms Street, Roma (2SP230309) - Proposal Plans

 

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Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  27 July 2011

Officer Report

Meeting: General  27 July 2011

Date: 20 July 2011

Item Number: 14.3

File Number: D11/19893

 

Subject Heading:                     Wild Dog Levy Fee

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Maranoa Regional Wild Dog Advisory Group

Location:                                           ROMA

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Kay Crosby, Manager Environmental Health

 

Executive Summary: 

At the last meeting of the Maranoa Regional Wild Dog Advisory Group, the levy for wild dog control identified on all rural rate notices was discussed.  The group moved to seek approval from Council to place the levy on all rates across the region, implement a change in the wording of the levy and to split such a levy to identify the use of funds collected by Council.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

The Maranoa Regional Wild Dog Advisory Group seek Council to consider implementing the current levy commonly known as the wild dog levy to

1.   all rated land; and

 

2.   the wild dog levy fee be split up and identified with the following wording and or similar wording to be used

·    Services precept levy (to cover the cost of precepts paid to DEEDI)

·    Environmental levy (to cover control costs implemented by Council)

 

 

Body of Report:

At the general meeting of the Maranoa Regional Wild Dog Advisory Group held in Surat on Monday 27 June 2011, members discussed the wild dog levy implemented and described as such on rural rate notices.

 

Council has received a number of complaints from Rural Landholders in regards to the cost placed on them to cover wild dog control within the Region.  Such landholders have been advised verbally and or formally of how Council administers funds that are collected, as it seems there is a total lack of understanding on how such money is expended.    A number of landholders were totally surprised to learn that Local Government’s pay a precept fee to the Department of Employment Economic Development and Innovation, and more surprised that Local Government paid a total of 50% for the upkeep of the Wild Dog Barrier Fence. 

 

A number of landholders believed that the levy identified on their rates notice from Maranoa Regional Council was a revenue raising exercising as they had never experienced such fees until the amalgamation of the five Councils.  These landholders have been advised expenses were extracted from general rates, and never identified individually on rates notices. 

 

During the financial year 2009/10 Council set its budget for the collection of wild dog levy across rates notices to cover the following costs

 

Income                                                                                  $613 000.00

 

Expenditure

 

   . Services Contribution                              $  65 424.00

   . WDBF Levy                                              $287 794.00

   . Rabbit Control/Research                        $  62 099.00

   . Plague Pest Contingency Fund  $    5 310.00

 

Precept paid to DEEDI                                                        $421 000.00

 

Coordinated baiting program                      $  60 000.00 (employee and plant costs)

Purchase of meat                                          $  50 000.00

Bonus Scalp payments                                $  70 000.00

 

The above figures do not cover administration fees for the coordinated campaigns and mandatory training in the use of chemical and obtaining appropriate licenses for the Local Law Officers.

 

This next financial year the amount payable to DEEDI has increased to $442 000.00, however all other costs will remain stagnate with scalp payments down and meat cost increased although not exceeding the total wild dog control expected budget.

Consultation (internal/external):

Wild Dog Advisory Group members

Landholders

Risk Assessment (Legal, Financial, Political etc.):

Political back lash from rate payers that have not experienced a special levy other than water and rubbish.

 

Meets the requirement of levies included on rates notices should the recommendation be adopted by Council.

 

Landholders have reduced income through predation of wild dogs on domestic animals – such as reduced lambing and calving, reduction of meat quality on bitten animals (up to 50c/kg for cattle)

Policy Implications:

Lack of understanding by rate payers on how funding is used and the affect it has on the region as a whole.

Financial Resource Implications:

Extra debt collection costs should rate payers not pay appropriate fees, cost increase each annum as precept increases.

 

Cost increase for coordinated baiting implemented and driven by Local Government with increasing pressure from State Government

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.3.4(a) To administer Council’s regulatory function in relation to our natural environment in the interests of protection
and responsible management that enhances the rural industry.

Supporting Documentation:

1View

Minutes MR Wild Dog Advisory Group

D11/19892

 

Report authorised by:

Robert Hayward, Director Planning & Environment


Attachment 1

Minutes MR Wild Dog Advisory Group

 

MARANOA REGIONAL COUNCIL WILD DOG MANAGEMENT ADVISORY GROUP MEETING MONDAY 27 June 2011

                         MEETING ROOM SURAT ADMINISTRATION CENTRE

                                                                          

PRESENT: Cr. Jan Chambers, Graham Hardwick (DEEDI), Kym Handley, Kent Morris, Peter Maunder,  Greg Richardson, Bruce McLean, Don Noon, Danny Pobar, Don McIntosh (visitor), Peter Maunder, Rod Gray (Visitor), Ian Tutt (Visitor), Margie Neill (visitor), Mr Hogan (visitor), Ray White, Jeff Ferrier, John Hartley, Vicki Hartley (visitor), Kay Crosby (MRC). 

 

APOLOGIES: John Cuskelly (DEEDI), Mike Standford, Danny Sutton, Merv Phillips, Max Bright, Lloyd Harth, Karl Hempstead (Balonne Shire).

Moved John Hartley that apologies be accepted seconded Bruce McLean

 

Welcome: Jan Chambers welcomed all to the meeting, especially the visitors from the Surat area.

 

Previous Minutes  

Attendees were given time to read through the minutes from the previous Maranoa Regional Wild Dog Advisory Group meeting held on Monday 18 April 2011 at the Operations Meeting Room Mitchell.

 

Moved: Kent Morris                                                                 Seconded: John Hartley

Carried

 

Business Arising Minutes

 

QDog Coordinator

As John Cuskelly could not attend the meeting, he tabled his report to be read.

 

Scalps presented to Council for payment

A total of 651 scalps have been presented to Council for payment from 1 July 2010 to date, broken into the following categories326 males, 207 females and 117 pups.  42.2% of the scalp numbers came off fifteen properties of which five do not bait, seven are located outside the barrier fence (153 scalps).  Approximately 70 scalps Surat, 292 Mitchell (majority outside the barrier fence), 208 Injune, 38 Yuleba, 43 Roma area.

 

Coordinated Baiting Dates

Due to the excessive number of complaints received from landholders after the March/April bating campaign, the following changes will be implemented.

·    Pamphlets will completed and addressed to Landholder/Land Manager and provided to all post offices within the Region to disseminated on rural mail runs

·    Baiting dates will be placed into the Bottle Tree Bulletin as this form of media reaches all households within the Shire

·    Information will be provided to the Catchment Management Associations and Landcare offices so as such information can be placed into their written media which goes out to members.

·    Information will be provided to AgForce Office in Roma to send out to their members

·    Information will be provided to the Queensland Wild Dog Coordinator – Mr John Cuskelly so as dates can be provided in the media – Queensland Country Life

Factory Baits

It is noted that baits have been ordered through the Mitchell office, however there has been a delay in delivery. Further information will be sought from the Local Laws Officer to identify any issues to be resolved.

 

Wild Dog Survey

A total of thirty (30) forms were complete during the local agricultural shows.  Information gleaned to date from the survey’s is as follows:

 

·    Wild dogs impact enterprise

·    Most respondents have undertaken some form of control

·    Want landowners ENCOURAGED to implement more control on their land

·    Majority of respondents want the bonus payment increased to $100 per scalp

·    99% of the survey’s have indicated that people would like to have trapping schools within the region.  Dunkeld and Mungallala have been nominated

·    Minority of respondents believe that wild dogs provide a benefit to their enterprise (cattle/breeding) through reduction of wild life on their rural land.

 

As the wild dog survey has not been placed into the Bottle Tree bulletin due to it being too lengthy, delegates sought as to the most appropriate and cost effective method to use to disseminate within the Region.

 

Wild Dog Survey to be sent out to Land owners/managers unaddressed bulk mail.

 

Moved Kent Morris                             Second Kym Handley                           All in favour

 

Surat Delegates

As the three nominated Surat delegates were in attendance, they were asked if they wished to remain a member of the group.  Further information was provided that to remain a member, they are required to attend Advisory group meetings which are held through out the Region, and it is the responsibility of each member to provide meeting information to landholders and encourage such landholders to participate in coordainated baiting campaigns.  Each member advised that at this time they would remain as a member of the Advisory Group and remain committed to the goals of the group.

 

Whilst discussion was occurring regarding members, Mr Ian Tutt had expressed an interest in becoming a member of the group for the Begonia area.  This area is not currently represented.  Chairperson Chambers welcomed Mr Tutt to the committee and thanked him for his support and interest in driving the Advisory Group’s goal in the Begonia area.

 

 

General Business

 

Bonus Scalp other Shire

Ray White advised the group of actions and processes that the Balonne Shire are undertaking in wild dog control and the employment of four/five trappers in the region.

·    Balonne $100 pay per scalp presented

·    Balonne Shire syndicate members pay $200 per dog caught in their designated area, Council contribute $200 per dog within a syndicate.  Such fees are paid to the registered trappers only within the Shire.  These trappers are managed and or approved through the Balonne Shire Wild Dog Advisory Group.

 

This process is very similar to the Charleville process, however payment was implemented initially on a percentage payment.

 

Webinair

The QDog coordinated organized a webinair of all the Wild Dog Advisory Group Chairpersons.  As Jan Chambers was unavailable for the specified time, Kent Morris tuned into the meeting.  Kent was concerned that only two Advisory Group Chairpersons involved with the land were involved in the meeting, however felt that it was beneficial to have discussions with the other members.

 

Concerns within the group

·    Lack of landholder participation in coordinated baiting campaigns

·    Wild dog numbers are not reducing across Queensland

·    Much discussion on the ‘best time to bait’

·    Nature conservation remains a challenge for the control of this pest animal.  Require further factual information to overcome concerns

 

Wild Dog Levy identified on Rural Rate Notices

Numerous landholders have been complaining to Council about the cost of the wild dog levy placed on their rate notices.  It has been identified by delegated officers of Council that most landholders are not aware of where these funds are expended eg:

 

Council raise $613 000.00 from the levy (Budget figures 2009/2010)

 

Payments are made to DEEDI  $421 000.00

·    Service Fee

·    WDBF maintenance

·    Rabbit research

·    Biocontrol research/testing

·    Plague Locust fund

Wild Dog control within Council

Purchase meat coordinated campaigns

                                                            $  50 000.00

Bonus Payment Scalps              $  70 000.00

Employees and Plant                             $  50 000.00

 

A discussion took place on the process for implementation of the levy.  Unimproved value of rural rated land is charged a $.0005/$ as such there is a considerable difference paid by landholders.  It was also identified that the impact of wild dogs affects the entire Shire, whether you own rural land or a business in town.  Prior to amalgamation, the majority of the Shires did not charge their rural land holders with such a levy.  It was explained that all costs were recovered from ‘general revenue’.

 

The following motion was moved by Don Noon and Seconded by Kent Morris

 

The Maranoa Regional Wild Dog Advisory Group seek Council to consider implementing the current levy commonly known as the wild dog levy to

1.   all rated land; and

 

2.   the wild dog levy fee be split up and identified with the following wording and or similar wording to be used

·    Services precept levy (to cover the cost of precepts paid to DEEDI)

·    Environmental levy (to cover control costs implemented by Council)

Vote: 6:1

 

Budget 2011/2012

Council has been collating the new budget for the forthcoming financial year.  The proposed budget for wild dog management is as follows:  (This has not been approved by Council to date)

 

Revenue                                                                      $613 000.00

Expenditure

Precept and Service payments to DEEDI                      $442 000.00

Purchase of Meat for baiting campaigns             $  50 000.00

Resources for rural land baiting                         $  65 000.00

Bonus Scalp payments                                      $  50 000.00

Training/Information Days for landholders                      $  15 000.00

Advisory Group meetings                                              $    5 000.00

 

Agricultural Shows

Kay Crosby conveyed a message from Director of Planning and Environment - would like to extend congratulations to those members that attended the Roma Show Council stand.  It bought some fun to the stand as well as drawing community members into discuss issues.  Really appreciated.

 

Australian Wool Innovation

Chairperson Chambers in collaboration with member Kent Morris made a very quick application for funding with the Australian Wool Innovation Limited to action baiting programs, information and trapper training days within the Region.  It is with satisfaction that Council has been advised by AWI that funding has been approved for a total of $20 000.00.  This funding is to be used for purchasing bait meat and or traps.

 

An agreement has been signed and an invoice sent to AWI prior to the end of June to achieve the first milestone of the project.

 

Safe Food Queensland

Once again a complaint has been put into Safe Food Queensland regarding Council purchasing meat from an unregistered field operator.  Contact was made with the person that wrote the letter seeking as to why an investigation into the matter was not undertaken, and should this process have been done it would have been identified that he complaint was malicious and misleading.  Council purchases meat from premises that are registered and audited by Safe Food Queensland.  Council may seek to go through the ‘Right to Information Process’ to identify the person/s and or business that may be repeatedly making these accusations without factual knowledge.

 

Pest Symposium

The Weed Society of Queensland Inc. have written to Council advising that Qld Pest Animal Symposium is scheduled for August 2012 and are seeking sponsorship.  The group felt at this time they would prefer all money to be spent on ground in the control of wild dog within the Region.  The symposium did not provide an avenue for this goal, however it did provide a meeting where a member or members could do a presentation on ‘what is occurring in the Region in relation to Wild Dogs’.

 

Member Information

Wallumbilla Yuleba

·    Numerous landholders did not receive their baiting notices for the March/April campaign

·    A number of landholders felt that March/April was far too early for the target species to take bait.

·    There have been a number of reports of sightings and tracks

 

Dunkeld

·    Increase in wild dog activity

·    At least five dogs caught in the area since the last meeting

·    Landholders advising that the March/April baiting too early

·    Coordinated baiting has received more interest from landholders – especially those that have identified dogs on their land

·    A number of landholders have baited a second time since the coordinated campaign (four)

·    Landholders have discussed the redevelopment of a syndicate in the area

 

Begonia

·    Low baiting participation rate in this area.

·    Landholders not receiving notices

·    Advised by landholders that wild dog movement in the area has increased in the past twelve months

 

Interested Landholders – south of Surat

·    Dog investation on Irwin’s property.  They currently do not participate in bating campaigns, however neighbourng landholders are complaining of dogs coming onto their land from Irwin’s land.

·    Numerous rural landholders do not reside on their land – no controls of pest animals and or plants implemented.  Is there anything that can be done.

Surat

·    Neighbours of rural property ‘Redbank” complaining of wild dogs coming onto their land from this block.  No one has lived there for numerous years, baiting has not occurred, however it is believed that Rural officers have completed a baiting there approximately five to seven years ago.  This provided some reprieve to neighbours.

Further information will be sought through Council regarding this information.

·    Some members are unable to open the attachments sent by Council.  This is due to the incompatibility of computer programs.  Save all word documents in version ’97 will assist members to open documents.

 

Tooloombilla

·    Sought a process as to control of wild dogs in a semi urban/rural area.  A number of sheep people in these areas are having trouble with wild dogs, however legislation will not allow baiting.  Mr Tutt was advised that if all the landholders in this type of area agreed to bait, approval could be obtained.  However it must a unanimous with all parties.

·    Excessive number of pups in nests/dens this year due to the season and possible wet weather after the October 2010 baiting.

 

Mungallala

·    Wild dog movement south of Mungallala.  A bitch and a dog have been shot in the past week.  The dog was an older gentleman.

·    A number of landholders have obtained the services of a trapper – Mr Mitchell.  He has reported numerous dogs in the area and is trapping to reduce the numbers.  There are another two people that are doing some recreational trapping in this area as well and achieving results.

 

Email Database

The group discussed the development of an email database for landholders.  If each member could commence collation of email addresses and seek if such information could be provided to Council, a database

 

 

 

Next Meeting Date: Monday 4 July - teleconference at 7.00pm to discuss the proposed locations of the forthcoming information days and dates.

       

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  27 July 2011

Status Report

Meeting: General  27 July 2011

Date: 18 July 2011

Item Number: 15.1

File Number: D11/19533

 

SUBJECT HEADING:                     Actioning of Council Resolutions

Classification:                                  Open Access 

Report compiled by:                       Tanya Mansfield, Manager Performance and Planning

 

Month & Year of Report:                Performance Report June 2011

Name of Department:                     Executive Services

 

Executive Summary: 

In response to expressed interest from Councillors, the attached report has been prepared to record and report on the organisation’s performance in actioning resolutions from General Council Meetings.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation:

That Council receive and note the Officer’s report as presented.

 

 

A progress report recording performance in actioning resolutions from Council meetings is attached for Councillor’s information.

 

Supporting Documentation:

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Resolution Report

D11/20406

 

Report authorised by:

Matthew McGoldrick, Director of Corporate Services

  


Attachment 1

Resolution Report

 

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Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  27 July 2011

Status Report

Meeting: General  27 July 2011

Date: 19 July 2011

Item Number: 15.2

File Number: D11/19704

 

SUBJECT HEADING:                     Project Performance Report

Classification:                                  Open Access 

Report compiled by:                       Tanya Mansfield, Manager Performance and Planning

 

Month & Year of Report:                June 2011

Name of Department:                     All Departments

 

Executive Summary: 

This monthly project performance report is presented to Council to provide a snapshot of the organisation's performance in delivering projects identified in the Operational Plan, by Council resolution or through a continual improvement process.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation:

That Council receive and note the Officer’s report as presented.

 

 

The Project Performance Report is delivered monthly and assesses the organisation’s cumulative progress towards delivering projects. 

 

The report utilises a “traffic light” scoring tool so that progress can be seen at a glance and compared across each month.  A definition for each colour used in the traffic light scoring system can be found in the legend at the end of the report.

 

This report includes both ongoing projects, and projects that are planned to commence.  For projects and annual activities that are not yet commenced, the “traffic light” will show as clear. 

 

Supporting Documentation:

1View

Project Performance Report

D11/17997

 

Report authorised by:

Matthew McGoldrick, Director of Corporate Services

  


Attachment 1

Project Performance Report

 

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Projects

OP Ref.

Cost

Scope

Time

Estimated Date of Completion & Variance Explanation

Projects Corporate Services (Governance)

 

 

 

 

 

Local Laws

8.2.3 (a)