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BUSINESS PAPER

 

General Meeting

 

Wednesday 26 September 2012

 

Roma Administration Centre

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

 

Date: 20 September 2012

 

 

Mayor:                                                    Councillor R S Loughnan

                                                             

Deputy Mayor:                                        Councillor W S Wason

Councillors:                                             Councillor J L Chambers

                                                              Councillor R J Denton

                                                              Councillor P J Flynn

                                                              Councillor W M Newman

                                                              Councillor C J O’Neil

                                                              Councillor M L Price

                                                              Councillor D J Schefe

 

Chief Executive Officer:                            Ms Julie Reitano

 

Senior Management:                                Mr Tony Klein (Director Community Services)

                                                              Mr Matthew McGoldrick (Director Corporate Services)

                                                              Mr Barry Omundson (Director Infrastructure)

                                                              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 Roma Administration Centre on September 26, 2012 at 9.00am.

Julie Reitano

Chief Executive Officer

 

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  26 September 2012

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Item       Subject

No

1            Welcome

 

2            Present/Apologies

 

3            Confirmation of Minutes

              General  12 September 2012

              Special Budget  12 September 2012

 

4            Business arising from Minutes

 

5            On the Table

5.1         Memorandum of Understanding - Darling Downs South West Queensland Medicare Local

Prepared by:      Tony Klein, Director Community Services

Attachment :       MOU - DDSWQML/MRC  

 

6            Presentations/Petitions and Deputations

6.1         Opening of the Santos GLNG Project's  Roma Logistics Hub                                                                                                           9.45am

Council will adjourn the meeting from 9.45am-1.00pm to attend the Roma Logistics Hub Opening. 

 

 

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

 

11          Community Services

11.1      Seniors Week 2012 - Seniors Connect

Prepared by:      Nicola Gear, Community Development Coordinator (Surat)

 

12          Corporate Services

12.1      Acquisition of part of Lot 334 on CP880097

Prepared by:      Tanya Mansfield, Manager Risk and Facilities

Attachment 1:     Current Reserve Search - Lot 334 on CP880097

Attachment 2:     Map Lot 334 on CP80097

12.2      Trustee Lease Yuleba Racecourse Reserve

Prepared by:      Tanya Mansfield, Manager Risk and Facilities

Attachment 1:     Map - Yuleba Pony Club Grounds

Attachment 2:     Minutes - Bendemere Pony Club

Attachment 3:     Yuleba Pony Club - Letter Regarding Trustee Lease

12.3      Maranoa River Bridge Replacement - Acquisition of Reserve Land

Prepared by:      Tanya Mansfield, Manager Risk and Facilities

Attachment 1:     Maranoa River Bridge - Land Resumption Map

Attachment 2:     Brochure - Land Resumption

 

13          Infrastructure

13.1      Draft Road Naming Policy

Prepared by:      Kim Edwards, GIS/CAD Officer

Attachment :       Draft Road Naming Policy September 2012

13.2      Naming of Roads - ULDA

Prepared by:      Kim Edwards, GIS/CAD Officer

Attachment :       Stage 4 Roma Urban Development Area - Street Naming Application - Bowen Street Roma -142 SP250497 - DEV2011/173

 

14          Commercial Business

 

15          Planning & Environment

15.1      Per-capita contribution to Southern Queensland Country Tourism

Prepared by:      Ryan Gittins, Business Development Facilitator

Attachment :       Confirmation of Per Capita Contribution support to the Regional Tourism Organisation Southern Queensland Country Tourism

15.2      Application for Material Change of Use for “Extractive Industry” (Gravel Pit) and Environmentally Relevant Activity 16(2b) Extractive and Screening Activities  (2011/17934)

Prepared by:      Danielle Pearn, Planning & Development Officer

Attachment 1:     Body of Report

Attachment 2:     DTMR Response

Attachment 3:     DEHP Response

15.3      Adoption of charges for trunk infrastructure for the Roma, Bungil, Bendemere, Booringa and Warroo Planning Schemes.

Prepared by:      Danielle Pearn, Planning & Development Officer

Attachment 1:     Body of Report

Attachment 2:     Infrastructure Charges for the Roma Town Planning Scheme

Attachment 3:     Infrastructure Charges for Waroo Planning Scheme

Attachment 4:     Infrastructure Charges for Bungil Planning Scheme

Attachment 5:     Infrastructure Charges for Booringa Planning Scheme

Attachment 6:     Infrastructure Charges for Bendemere Planning Scheme

 

Status Reports

 

16          Executive Services

 

17          Community Service

 

18          Corporate Services

 

19          Infrastructure

 

20          Commercial Business

 

21          Planning & Environment

 

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.

 

22          Confidential Items

 

Councillor Business

 

23          Councillor Business

 

 

Closure

 


Minutes of the General Meeting of maranoa Regional Council held at Roma Administration Centre on 12 September 2012 commencing at 9.00am

 

ATTENDANCE

 

Mayor Cr. R S Loughnan chaired the meeting with, Deputy Mayor Cr. W S Wason,  Cr. R J Denton, Cr. P J Flynn, Cr. W M Newman, Cr. C J O’Neil,  Cr. M L Price, Cr. D J Schefe, Chief Executive Officer – Julie Reitano, Director Community Services – Tony Klein, Director Corporate Services – Matthew McGoldrick, Director Planning & Environment – Rob Hayward, Director Infrastructure – Barry Omundson, Manager Community Development – Samantha Thrupp, Manager Engineering Services – John Gwydir, Corporate Communications Officer – Jane Frith, and Kelly Rogers Minutes Officer in attendance.

 

GUESTS

 

John Cotter representing the newly formed Gas Fields Commission.

 

WELCOME

 

The Mayor welcomed all present and declared the meeting open at 9.25am.

 

In acknowledgement of the passing of former Councillor Jill Baker, the Mayor paid tribute to her contributions in Queensland local government, having represented as an elected member on 4  separate councils during her lifetime.  He spoke of Jill as a passionate supporter of her local community whose personal enthusiasm and drive was well respected by those who knew her.

Tributes were also shared by attending Councillors, with a minute of silence observed to mark her passing. 

 

 

Subject Heading:          suspension of standing orders

Council adjourned the meeting for a brief recess at 9.33am

 

Subject Heading:          resumption of standing orders

Council returned from recess at 9.35am

 

APOLOGIES   

 

Resolution No. GM.266.12

Moved Cr Price                                                             Seconded Cr Schefe

That apologies be received and leave of absence granted for Cr. Chambers for this meeting.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution No. GM.267.12

Moved Cr Price                                                             Seconded Cr Schefe  

 

That the minutes of the General Meeting (15-22.08.12) held on 22 August 2012 be confirmed.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

John Cotter representing the newly formed Gas Fields Commission will provide Council an overview of the role of the organisation.

 

Consideration of notices of business

 

There were no notices of business for consideration.

 

Consideration of notices of motion

 

There were no notices of motion for consideration.

 

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: D12/26396

Subject Heading:                          2013 Annual Show Holidays

Author and Officer’s Title:                Donald  Wells, Manager Human Resources

 

Executive Summary: 

The Honourable Jarrod Bleijie MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations as Minister responsible for the administration of the Holidays Act 1983 has requested in writing) if Maranoa Regional Council, through written request by the Chief Executive Officer, wish to nominated one or more special holidays within the district for the annual agricultural, horticultural or industrial show or other event.

 

The Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies has published its proposed 2013 Show Dates Calendar. The 2013 Roma Annual Show is scheduled for May 9, 10 and 11  with the proposed Show Holiday to occur on Friday May 10; and the 2013 Mitchell Annual Show is scheduled for May 13 and 14 of May with the proposed Show Holiday to occur on Tuesday 14 May.

 

Resolution No. GM.268.12

Moved Cr O'Neil                                                            Seconded Cr Wason  

That Council approves the following actions:-

 

For the CEO to apply to the Minister for Friday, May 10 2013 as a Special Holiday for the Roma Annual Show Holiday;

 

And,

 

For the CEO to apply to the Minister for Tuesday 14 May 2013 as a Special Holiday for the Mitchell Annual Show Holiday.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager Human Resources

 

 

Item Number:                                   10.2

File Number: D12/26454

Subject Heading:                          Maranoa Regional Council De-amalgamation     Submission Endorsement

Author and Officer’s Title:                Tony Klein, Director Community Services

 

Executive Summary: 

In accordance with Resolution GM.250.12 (22 August 2012), correspondence and a submission has been forwarded to the Minister for Local Government regarding Council’s position on the de-amalgamation of the Maranoa Regional Council. Council’s endorsement of the submission was sought.

 

Resolution No. GM.269.12

Moved Cr Newman                                                       Seconded Cr Flynn  

That Council endorses the de-amalgamation submission to the Minister for Local Government.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Director Community Services

 

 

Community Services

 

Item Number:                                   11.1

File Number: D12/24649

Subject Heading:                          Memorandum of Understanding - Darling            Downs South West Queensland Medicare Local

Author and Officer’s Title:                Tony Klein, Director Community Services

 

Executive Summary: 

Darling Downs South West Queensland Medicare Local seeks to develop a Memorandum of Understanding with Maranoa Regional Council.

 

Discussion:

Council discussed its role in providing leadership and advocacy in support of advisory groups and committees.

 

Resolution No. GM.270.12

Moved Cr Price                                                             Seconded Cr O'Neil  

That the matter lay on the table for further discussion at a future Councillor Workshop in order to further define and clarify the role of Council in providing leadership and advocacy and how best to engage with community groups to do this.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Director Community Services

 

 

Item Number:                                   11.2

File Number: D12/25189

Subject Heading:                          Santos Food and Fire Fest 2013

Author and Officer’s Title:                Jacqueline Burns, Regional Arts & Culture Coordinator

 

Executive Summary: 

Consideration was sought in relation to the venue for the 2013 Santos Food and Fire Festival.  Two options are being considered - Big Rig Parklands and Bassett Park.

 

Resolution No. GM.271.12

Moved Cr Newman                                                       Seconded Cr O'Neil  

That Council endorses the change of venue to Bassett Park for the 2013 Santos Food and Fire Festival.   

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Regional Arts & Culture Coordinator

 

PRESENTATION

 

John Cotter, chair of the recently formed Gas Fields Commission, provided Council with an overview of the role of the commission in ensuring activities conducted by the Coal Seam Gas sector across Queensland align with community wishes.  A key focus of the group is the formulation of a framework and requirements to protect underground aquifers.  The group is currently conducting an audit on the completed analysis to date concerning impacts to underground water aquifers.  This  will be followed by a gap analysis and review by an independent body.  The outcome will ensure that a coordinated approach is formulated with a view to the realisation of benefits, developing regional Queensland in parallel with Coal Seam Gas activities.

 

Council in turn sought the Commission’s support in raising matters of concern at a State and Federal level of government.

 

The Mayor left the chambers at 10.23am with Deputy Mayor, Cr. Wason taking the chair.

 

 

Resolution No. GM.272.12

Moved Cr Denton                                                          Seconded Cr Flynn

 

That Council put forward a submission to the Gas Fields Commission seeking their support in formulating and progressing solutions in response to identified impacts from Coal Seam Gas activities conducted across the Maranoa region.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      7/0

 

Responsible Officer

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subject Heading:                          change to business proceedings

Officer’s Title:                                   Julie Reitano, Chief Executive Officer

 

Executive Summary: 

The Chief Executive Officer requested that Council give consideration to discussion on items 13.1 and 14.1 of the agenda as part of the confidential session,  given that the items related to  determination of Council tenders. 

 

 

Resolution No. GM.273.12

Moved Cr Newman                                                       Seconded Cr Denton

 

That agenda items 13.1 and 14.1 be considered as part of the “Confidential Items”  segment of proceedings.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      7/0

 

Responsible Officer

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Subject Heading:          suspension of standing orders

Council adjourned the meeting for morning tea at 10.15am

 

Subject Heading:          resumption of standing orders

Council returned from morning tea at 11.15am

 

The Mayor assumed the chair at 11.15am.

 

Corporate Services

 

Item Number:                                   12.1

File Number: D12/23887

Subject Heading:                          Application for conversion to freehold of      Special Lease 36/48396

Location:                                          Lot 17 on M3832, Town of Muckadilla

Author and Officer’s Title:                Tanya Mansfield, Manager Risk and Facilities

 

Executive Summary: 

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines seeks Council’s views on an Application for Conversion to Freehold of Special Lease 36/48396 being Lot 17 on M3832, Town of Muckadilla.  The proposed use of the land is residential.

 

Resolution No. GM.274.12

Moved Cr Denton                                                          Seconded Cr Wason  

That Council advise the Department of Natural Resources and Mines that Council has no objection to the application for conversion to freehold of Special Lease 36/748396 over Lot 17 on M3832, Town of Muckadilla.  Furthermore that Council is not aware of any local non-indigenous cultural heritage values that the Department should consider when assessing the application and that Council has no objection to the excision of an area of land from the adjoining Reserve for Camping and Water being Lot 42 on WV1991 for the provision of a road.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager Risk and Facilities

 

 

Item Number:                                   12.2

File Number: D12/25539

Subject Heading:                          Roma Town Clock

Location:                                          McDowall Street Roma

Applicant:                                         Rotary Club of Roma Inc

Author and Officer’s Title:                Tanya Mansfield, Manager Risk and Facilities

 

Executive Summary: 

At the General Meeting of Council held on 25 July 2012, Council received a presentation from the Rotary Club of Roma in regard to the construction of a new town clock in the central business district of Roma.  At this meeting it was resolved to further investigate the proposed design and location. Construction needed to be informed by building, planning and public liability considerations and the Roma Placemaking Plan.  Council officers have considered the design and proposed location and have provided advice to Council on their findings.

 

 

Resolution No. GM.275.12

Moved Cr O'Neil                                                            Seconded Cr Newman  

That Council receives the report on the Roma Town Clock project and requests that Council staff meet with the Roma Rotary Club to discuss and reach resolution on concerns relating to management of risk;

 

And,

 

That the Roma Rotary Club be invited to put forward an application to Council in line with normal regulatory procedures to progress the project.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager Risk and Facilities

 

 

Planning & Environment

 

Item Number:                                   15.1

File Number: D12/26531

Subject Heading:                          Urban Land Development Authority (ULDA) -        Funded Properties

Location:                                          Roma

Author and Officer’s Title:                Edward Sims, Manager Organisational Performance

 

Executive Summary: 

Council’s consideration of a number of affordable housing initiatives was sought including options for Urban Land Development Authority funded properties.

 

Resolution No. GM.276.12

Moved Cr Wason                                                          Seconded Cr Denton  

That Council:

 

1.  Advise the Urban Land Development Authority that Council’s preference for transfer of ownership of the Sustainable Resource Communities (SRC) and Competitive Neutrality Fund (CNF) funded properties is to the Horizon Housing Company (HHC) and;

 

2.     Negotiate with the Urban Land Development Authority to transfer ownership to HHC of any other property/properties that can be developed as a result of any GST savings and under-spent contingencies for the SRC and CNF funded properties and;

 

3.      Consider future affordable housing projects with HHC on a case-by-case basis in accordance with Council’s Memorandum of Understanding with HHC and;

 

4.      Investigate options to maximise long-term affordable housing benefits to the region and minimise risk to Council including, but not limited to, Council establishing its own Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR)Status organisation and;

 

5.    Undertake research to ascertain future housing and housing rental demand for the Maranoa region.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager Organisational Performance

  

LATE ITEMS

 

 

Item Number:                                   L.1

File Number: D12/24284

Subject Heading:                          Write-Off/ Write-On Action arising out    Council's stocktake of Stores Inventory

Author and Officer’s Title:                Alan Marchant, Finance Manager

 

Executive Summary: 

This report recommends to Council the formal write-off and write-on of quantities and values arising out of Council’s stocktake of its Stores inventory items as at the 30 June 2012.

 

Resolution No. GM.277.12

Moved Cr Newman                                                       Seconded Cr Price  

 

That Council approves the write-off and write-on of the quantities and values of those store inventory items identified in attachments 1-9 of the report requiring adjustment, after the completion of the stock take undertaken in June, 2012.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Finance Manager

 

 

Item Number:                                   L.2

File Number: D12/27604

Subject Heading:                          Dance West03 request for reduction of fees

Location:                                          Roma Bungil Cultural Centre Auditorium

Applicant:                                         Dance West03

Author and Officer’s Title:                Kym Witt, Acting Customer Service Coordinator

 

Executive Summary: 

The business Dance West03 is requesting a reduction of fees associated with the hire of the Roma Bungil Cultural Centre Auditorium on 9-10 November 2012 for their concert.

 

Resolution No. GM.278.12

Moved Cr Flynn                                                            Seconded Cr Newman  

That Council does not approve the request received from Dance West03 for the waiver and reduction of associated fees for the cost of hiring the Auditorium on the night of their performance on 9-10 November 2012.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Grants Coordinator

 

 

Item Number:                                   L.3

File Number: D12/27762

Subject Heading:                          Unaudited Financial Statements for the year   ended 30 June 2012

Applicant:                                         Maranoa Regional Council

Author and Officer’s Title:                Alan Marchant, Finance Manager

 

Executive Summary: 

To provide Council with Maranoa Regional Council’s Unaudited Annual Financial Statements for the financial year ended 30 June 2012 that will be submitted to the Queensland Audit Office.

 

Resolution No. GM.279.12

Moved Cr Schefe                                                          Seconded Cr Price  

That Council endorses the submission of Maranoa Regional Council’s Unaudited Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2012 to the Queensland Audit Office.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Finance Manager

 

Cr. Denton declared a potential ‘Perceived Conflict of Interest ‘in the following item, due to her being a member of the Mt Hutton Retirement Village Steering Committee and left the chambers at 11.43am,  taking no further part in discussion or debate on the matter.

 

 

Item Number:                                   L.4

File Number: D12/27762

Subject Heading:                          request from mt hutton retirement village     steering committee

Applicant:                                         Mt Hutton Retirement Village Steering Committee

Author and Officer’s Title:                Julie Reitano, Chief Executive Officer

 

Executive Summary: 

Correspondence has been  received from Mt Hutton Retirement Village Steering Committee requesting that Council give consideration to providing a financial contribution towards consultancy and legal fees in preparation for a proposed submission seeking to retain an aged care facility in the town of Injune.

 

 

Resolution No. GM.280.12

Moved Cr Wason                                                          Seconded Cr O'Neil

 

That whilst Council is sympathetic to the needs of the community and to concerns raised by the committee, Council is not in a position to fund the requested consulting and legal fees of community organisations;

 

And,

 

Council will  advocate to the Federal Government through the local Federal member to secure additional investment in aged care across the region.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      7/0

 

Responsible Officer

Director Community Services

 

Cr. Denton entered the Chambers at 11.48am.

 

CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS

 

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;

          (a)      the appointment, dismissal or discipline of employees;

          (c)      the local government budget;

 

Resolution No. GM.281.12

Moved Cr O'Neil                                                            Seconded Cr Schefe

 

That Council close the meeting to the public at 11.50am.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

 

Resolution No. GM.282.12

Moved Cr Flynn                                                            Seconded Cr Price

 

That Council open the meeting to the public at 12.42pm.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

 

Subject Heading:          suspension of standing orders

Council adjourned the meeting for lunch at 12.42pm

 

Subject Heading:          resumption of standing orders

Council returned from lunch at 1.15pm

 

 

Item Number:                                   22.4

File Number: D12/25926

Subject Heading:                          Commencement of Light Vehicle replacement    program for 2012/2013

Author and Officer’s Title:                John  Gwydir, Manager Engineering Services

 

Executive Summary: 

Council has budgeted for the replacement of several items of the Light Vehicle Fleet.   The Fleet Management – Light Vehicle Fleet Policy was adopted by Council at the 23 May 2012 meeting.   Approval to call tenders for the replacements was given at the same meeting.  The Tender Specification set the requirement to establish a fixed price for offered vehicles for a period of 12 months from award of the Tender.

 

Tenders have been received and assessed with the assistance of an independent assessor on behalf of Council.

 

Discussion:

Cr. Schefe commended staff on the hard work undertaken as part of the tender evaluation process and advised that he felt the outcome was economical for Council and supported local business.

 

Resolution No. GM.283.12

Moved Cr Schefe                                                          Seconded Cr Price  

That Council:-

 

  1. Award  the tender as detailed in the attached report for Light Vehicle Fleet Replacement Tender – Tender Evaluation Report;

 

  1. Delegate authority to the Chief Executive Officer to procure light vehicles based on an operation of need in the instance that the purchase does not comply with the Light Vehicle Fleet Policy;

 

  1. Initiate a review of the Councillor Expense and Provision of Facilities Policy to ensure it aligns with the Light Vehicle Fleet Policy.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager Engineering Services

 

 

Item Number:                                   22.5

File Number: D12/25245

Subject Heading:                          Rock on Ground Service Tender 12/32

Location:                                          Roma Quarry

Applicant:                                         Dave Grace

Author and Officer’s Title:                Sarah Kettle, Acting Support Officer -                             Director of Infrastructure

 

Executive Summary: 

This report provides an assessment of Tender 12/32 for the continued provision of Rock on Ground Services (drilling and blasting) at Roma Quarry.

 

Resolution No. GM.284.12

Moved Cr Newman                                                       Seconded Cr Wason  

That Council award tender 12/32 to Orica Australia Pty Ltd for a three (3) year term, to supply “Rock on Ground” services at Roma Quarry.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Acting Support Officer –

Director of Infrastructure

 

 

Item Number:                                   22.1

File Number: D12/24239

Subject Heading:                          Project Management of Energy Sector Works

Location:                                          Maranoa Region

Author and Officer’s Title:                Peter Weallans, Manager Construction & Maintenance

 

Executive Summary: 

It is in Council’s interests to increase its revenue stream where possible to enhance its financial position.  Council has the opportunity to increase its revenue stream by engaging directly in Energy Sector Works.

 

Resolution No. GM.285.12

Moved Cr Flynn                                                            Seconded Cr Schefe  

That Council:-

  1. Delegate authority to the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate a formal agreement between APLNG, GLNG and Council to provide Project Management Services for Energy Sector Construction and Maintenance works on Council’s road network on an annual basis along similar lines to Council undertaking TDMR works;

 

  1. Delegate authority to the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate collectively with APLNG and GLNG for advance funding to Council to appoint Engineering staff as determined appropriate.  In the formal agreement, irrespective of the amount of GLNG and APLNG works to be undertaken, APLNG and GLNG are to guarantee funding to pay the salary packages for the nominated staff for a period of 3 years.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager Construction & Maintenance

 

 

Item Number:                                   22.2

File Number: D12/26228

Subject Heading:                          Request for waiver of excessive water             consumption account

Location:                                          85-91 Bowen Street, Roma

Applicant:                                         Endeavour Foundation

Author and Officer’s Title:                Dana Harrison, Senior Rates Officer

 

Executive Summary: 

Correspondence has been received from Endeavour Foundation requesting  the waiver of an excessively high water consumption account caused by a water pipe break. The leak caused by the break was also difficult to detect due to the break occurring during the wet season.

 

Resolution No. GM.286.12

Moved Cr Denton                                                          Seconded Cr Newman  

That Council waive the excessive water consumption account in this instance due to Endeavour Foundation being a not for profit organisation that provides a service to the community, and given the circumstances outlined in the submission from Endeavour Foundation for the increased water consumption.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Senior Rates Officer

 

 

Item Number:                                   22.3

File Number: D12/26606

Subject Heading:                          Tender 13/18 - Disposal for Removal Cricket      Pavilion, Wallumbilla Showgrounds

Location:                                          Wallumbilla Showgrounds, Warrego Highway Wallumbilla

Author and Officer’s Title:                Tanya Mansfield, Manager Risk and Facilities

 

Executive Summary: 

Council was asked to consider the tenders received for the disposal and/or removal of the cricket pavilion at the Wallumbilla Showgrounds.  Removal of this building was identified in the Wallumbilla Showgrounds Sports Precinct Redevelopment Master Plan.

 

Resolution No. GM.287.12

Moved Cr Flynn                                                            Seconded Cr O'Neil  

That Council accept the tender from Florence Price for the tendered price of $2,500 including GST,  for the removal of the disused cricket pavilion from the Wallumbilla Showgrounds.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager Risk and Facilities

 

 

Item Number:                                   LC.1

File Number: D12/27530

Subject Heading:                          Proposed changes to Organisational     Structure & potential appointments to new                 positions

Location:                                          Maranoa Regional Council

Author and Officer’s Title:                Julie Reitano, Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

Executive Summary: 

Following a review of the outcomes of the recent Councillor Retreat, initial observations and discussions with MRC team members and the Directors, it is proposed that some early changes be made to the organisational structure.    The report also identifies the obvious gaps in resourcing for key areas of Council’s operations, which in a large part explains a number of the issues MRC is dealing with.

 

The focus of the report was to seek the elected members’ views prior to rolling out the proposal for broader consultation with the MRC work teams.   It also sought Council’s approval for the CEO to commence the search for the specific skill sets identified in the report.

 

The areas considered for initial structural and resourcing changes, and consultation, were:

    Customer Service Facilitation

    Quarry, Saleyards, Airport

    Strategy, Major Projects, Economic Development & Tourism

    Governance & Organisational Development

    Waste

    Facilities (including Bassett Park)

    Conduct & Integrity Management

    Corporate Applications Support

    Intranet

    Project Management

 

Resolution No. GM.288.12

Moved Cr Price                                                             Seconded Cr Denton  

That Council:

1.   Give in-principle support to the CEO consulting more widely with the teams on the proposed initial changes to the organisational structure, with a follow-up report to Council in two weeks.

2.   Authorise the CEO to make immediate enquiries and/or advertise for the following skillsets (being open to the basis upon which these skills are attracted and retained):

(a)  IT Specialist Corporate Application skills and experience preferably with Authority (our Council Business System) & Trim (our Document Management System) and their integration. The aim is to source the following resources for concurrent projects – i.e. Property based modules like Planning & Building and Financial modules:

-     a minimum of 1 full-time resource to be available to MRC - also to act as mentor to the current MRC staff member (ex-Finance);

-     a fixed term resource to work with MRC;

-     a possible knowledge sharing arrangement with a Council who is a longer term user of the products – to also become a contact point for the new Corporate Applications Officer.  

(b)  Sharepoint Development skills (Intranet) with a view to:

-     the person working with each of the upcoming Process Review projects to incorporate the results into a new Intranet (on a staged basis);

-     having a Sharepoint mentor for the new IT Corporate Applications officer once recruited;

-     ensuring that the intranet becomes the primary communication tool within Council (available immediately upon initial log-on each day;  not as a separate ‘program’);

-     facilitating the decentralisation of information updates, so that key officers within MRC can update event information (e.g.  Community Development Officers) rather than having to wait on other individuals or companies to process the request (the current actioning can sometimes occur after the event).

(c)  Business Analyst/Process Mapping Skills to assist MRC in documenting and reviewing processes, and building skills within MRC.

3.   Endorse the transition and mentoring arrangements to set up operations and train a new Manager for the Airport (Internal Appointment).

4.   Endorse the use of external resources for Conduct and Integrity reviews, and the set up of processes by the CEO for MRC.

5.   Endorse the CEO pursuing opportunities to introduce robust project management methodologies within MRC.   Further that formal processes be progressively developed incorporating, for example:

-     Agreed stakeholder engagement processes;

-     Agreed communication plans – what happens at what stage;

-     Benefits monitoring and realisation; and

-     Incorporation of lessons learnt to inform future projects.

6.   Endorse the immediate advertising for an Environmental Health Officer.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Item Number:                                   LC.4

File Number: D12/28042

Subject Heading:                          Awarding of Tender 12/31 Maranoa Regional      Council Rates Support

Author and Officer’s Title:                Matthew McGoldrick, Director Corporate Services

 

Executive Summary: 

This report summarised the results of Tender 12/31 Maranoa Regional Council Rates Support Service and recommended that the Tender be awarded to Civica Business Services for the amount of $1,758,297 over a five year period.

 

Resolution No. GM.289.12

Moved Cr Newman                                                       Seconded Cr O'Neil  

That Council award tender 12/31 to Civica Business Services for a period of five years for the amount of $1,758,297;

 

And,

 

That if the contractors performance is deemed unsatisfactory by Council, or the required skill set is no longer retained  by the organisation, the contract may be terminated at Council’s sole discretion.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Director Corporate Services

 

LATE ITEM

 

Item Number:                                   L.5

File Number: D12/28042

Subject Heading:                          naming of the  pcyc branch located in roma

Author and Officer’s Title:                Julie Reitano, Chief Executive Officer

 

Executive Summary: 

The Police Citizens Youth Club, located at the Roma Recreation Centre requested Council give consideration to the naming of the Branch.

 

 

 

Resolution No. GM.290.12

Moved Cr Flynn                                                            Seconded Cr O'Neil

That Council advise the Police Citizens Youth Club branch located in Roma that its preferred name for the branch is “Maranoa PCYC.”

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Regional Sport & Recreation Coordinator

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business, the Mayor thanked Council for their attendance and declared the meeting closed at 1.36pm.

                                 

 

These Minutes are to be confirmed at the next General Meeting of Council to be held on 26 September 2012, at Roma Administration Centre.

 

 

 

 

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Mayor.                                                                          Date.

 

 


Minutes of the Special Budget Meeting of maranoa Regional Council held at Roma Administration Centre on 12 September 2012 commencing at 9.00am

 

ATTENDANCE

 

Mayor Cr. R S Loughnan chaired the meeting with, Deputy Mayor Cr. W S Wason, , Cr. R J Denton, Cr. P J Flynn, Cr. W M Newman, Cr. C J O’Neil, Cr. M L Price, Cr. D J Schefe,  Chief Executive Officer – Julie Reitano, Director Community Services – Tony Klein, Director Infrastructure – Barry Omundson, Director Corporate Services – Matthew McGoldrick, Director Planning & Environment – Rob Hayward, Corporate Communications Officer – Jane Frith, and Kelly Rogers Minutes Officer in attendance.

 

GUESTS

 

Gallery members were in attendance at the meeting.

 

WELCOME

 

The Mayor welcomed all present and declared the meeting open at 9.07am.

 

The Mayor thanked staff for the work undertaken in formulating the 2012/13 budget and commended Councillors for the compassion and integrity demonstrated in facing difficult decisions in delivering a fair and equitable budget.

 

APOLOGIES   

 

Resolution No. BM.01.12

Moved Cr Flynn                                                            Seconded Cr Wason

 

That apologies be received and leave of absence granted for Cr. Chambers for this meeting.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

 

 

Business

 

Item Number:                                   3.1

File Number: D12/27612

Subject Heading:                          Adoption of the 2012/13 Annual Operational       Plan

Applicant:                                         Ed Sims - Manager Corporate Performance and Planning

Author and Officer’s Title:                Matthew McGoldrick, Director Community Services

 

Executive Summary: 

The purpose of this report was to seek Council’s approval for the adoption of the 2012/13 Operational Plan.

 

Resolution No. BM.02.12

Moved Cr Schefe                                                          Seconded Cr Price 

That Council adopt the 2012/13 Operational Plan as presented in accordance with Section 122 of the Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2010, including an amendment to Page 21 with respect to Arthur Street Car park by removing reference to the shade extension as funds are to be directed to upgrading the car park.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Delegated Officer

Director Corporate Services

 

 

Item Number:                                   3.2

File Number: D12/27613

Subject Heading:                          Revenue Policy

Author and Officer’s Title:                Matthew McGoldrick, Director Community Services

 

Executive Summary: 

The purpose of this report was to seek Council’s approval for the adoption of the Maranoa Regional Revenue Policy.

 

Resolution No. BM.03.12

Moved Cr Flynn                                                            Seconded Cr Wason 

That Council adopt the Maranoa Regional Council Revenue Policy as presented in accordance with Section 134 of the Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2010.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Delegated Officer

Director Corporate Services

 

 

Item Number:                                   3.3

File Number: D12/27617

Subject Heading:                          Budget 2012-2013, Ten Year Financial Plan and     Supporting Financial Data and Reports

Author and Officer’s Title:                Matthew McGoldrick, Director Community Services

 

Executive Summary: 

The purpose of this report was to seek Council’s approval to adopt the 2012/13 Budget incorporating the forward estimates for two years and the Ten Year Financial Plan. Also attached to the report was summaries of the QTC and Department of Local Government and Planning Sustainability Statistics, Program Budget at a summary level for all of Council activities, Summary Work Order Budget and Capital Project listing for the 2012-2013 year and graphs.

 

Resolution No. BM.04.12

Moved Cr Denton                                                          Seconded Cr O'Neil 

That Council adopt the 2012/13 Budget incorporating an Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow and Statement of Changes in Equity including estimates for Two forward years and the Ten year Financial Plan along with the supporting information in accordance with Section 100 of the Local Government (Finance Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2010.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Delegated Officer

Director Corporate Services

 

 

Item Number:                                   3.4

File Number: D12/27627

Subject Heading:                          Differential General Rating Categories

Author and Officer’s Title:                Matthew McGoldrick, Director Community Services

 

Executive Summary: 

The purpose of this report was to seek Council’s approval for the adoption of a Differential General Rating System with different rating Categories.

 

Resolution No. BM.05.12

Moved Cr Newman                                                       Seconded Cr Schefe 

That Council:

(1)  Categorise all rateable land for the purposes of establishing a differential rating system in accordance with Section 15 of the Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2010 and

(2)  That in accordance with Section 14 of the Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2010, the Maranoa Regional Council makes differential rates for the year ending 30 June, 2012 for the reasons and categories as set out in this report, and

(3)  That the Rating categories and the descriptions of those rating categories are as follows:

 

Column 1 - Category

(section 15)

Column 2 - Description

(section 15)

 

Column 3 - Identification

(sections 15(4) and 15(5))

1. Residential A

Land used, or capable of being used for residential purposes, which has a rating valuation between $1 and $75,000.

Land having the land use codes of 01, 02, 03, 06, 08, 09, 72.

2. Residential B

Land used, or capable of being used for residential purposes, which has a rating valuation between $75,001 and $130,000.

Land having the land use codes of 01, 02, 03, 06, 08, 09, 72.

3. Residential C

Land used, or capable of being used for residential purposes, which has a rating valuation greater than $130,000.

Land having the land use codes of 01, 02, 03, 06, 08, 09, 72.

 

 

 

4. Rural Residential A & Small Rural A

Land used, or capable of being used for rural residential or rural purposes, which has an area less than 80 hectares and a rating valuation between $1 and $80,000.

Land having the land use codes of 04, 05, 06, 60-71, 73-87, 89, 93.

5. Rural Residential B & Small Rural B

Land used, or capable of being used for rural residential or rural purposes, which has an area less than 80 hectares and a rating valuation between $80,001 and $200,000.

Land having the land use codes of 04, 05, 06, 60-71, 73-87, 89, 93.

6. Rural Residential C & Small Rural C

Land used, or capable of being used for rural residential or rural purposes, which has an area less than 80 hectares and a rating valuation greater than $200,000.

Land having the land use codes of 04, 05, 06, 60-71, 73-87, 89, 93.

7. Rural

Land used for rural purposes, which has an area greater than 80 hectares.

Land having the land use codes of 04, 05, 06, 60-71, 73-89, 93.

8. Feedlot

Land used for the purposes of a feedlot.

Land having the land use code of 64, 65 and 66 including  Lot 43036 SL16, Lot12 P218512, Lot A BWR 839, Lot 1 WAL 5319, Lot 2 WAL 5319, Lot 8 WAL 5319, Lot 9 WAL 5319, Lot 19 WAL 53611, Lot 52 WAL 53611, Lot 24 WV 71, Lot 2 WV 1176, Lot 1 RP 34777, Lot 2 RP 48790, Lot 3 SP 163459, Lot 3 WAL 5319, Lot 51 WAL 53512, Lot 1 RP 57241, Lot 3 RP 57241, Lot 1 RP 85832, Lot 2 RP 85832, Lot 3 RP 85832, Lot 4 RP 85832, Lot 1 RL 1833, Lot 2 RP 64680, Lot 4 M 53108, Lot 5 SP 163459 and Lot 25 WV1108.

9. Extractive Industry A

Land used for the purpose of extractive industry, where the permitted tonnage of production per annum is less than 100,000 tonnes.

Land having the land use code of 40, including Lot 1 MLG 50207.

10. Extractive Industry B

Land used for the purpose of extractive industry, where the permitted tonnage of production per annum exceeds 100,000 tonnes.

Land having the land use code of 40, including Lot 2 on RP 154619.

11. Extractive Industry - Other

Land used for the purpose of extractive industry, where the permitted tonnage of production per annum is unknown.

Land including Lot 2 on SP 197617.

12. Petroleum Leases A

Land used for the purpose of, or where extraction rights exist for, the extraction of petroleum or natural gas pursuant to a lease granted by the State Government, where the leased area is less than 10,000 hectares. 

Land having the land use code of 40.

13. Petroleum Leases B

Land used for the purpose of, or where extraction rights exist for, the extraction of petroleum or natural gas pursuant to a lease granted by the State Government, where the leased area is between 10,000 and 20,000 hectares.

Land having the land use code of 40.

14. Petroleum Leases C

Land used for the purpose of, or where extraction rights exist for, the extraction of petroleum or natural gas pursuant to a lease granted by the State Government, where the leased area is greater than 20,000 hectares.  

Land having the land use code of 40.

15. Refinery

Land used for the purpose of a gas refinery or separation plant.

Land having the land use code of 31.

16. Other Gas & Oil A

Land used for a purpose associated with the extraction of petroleum or natural gas pursuant to a lease granted by the State Government, where the leased area is less than 6 hectares except where the land is included in category 15.

Land having the land use code of 31 or 36.

17. Other Gas & Oil B

Land used for a purpose associated with the extraction of petroleum or natural gas pursuant to a lease granted by the State Government, where the leased area is between 6 hectares and less than 1,000 hectares except where the land is included in category 15. 

Land having the land use code of 31 or 36.

18. Other Gas & Oil C

Land used for a purpose associated with the extraction of petroleum or natural gas pursuant to a lease granted by the State Government, where the leased area is greater than 1,000 hectares except where the land is included in category 15. 

Land having the land use code of 31 or 36.

19. Commercial and/or Industrial

Land used for commercial or industrial purposes other than where land is included in category 20, 22, 23, 24, 25 or 26.

Land having the land use codes of 07-30, 32-39, 41-47, 49, 72, 92, 96, 97 or 99.

20. Shopping Centre

Land used for the purpose of a shopping centre with a gross floor area exceeding 2,500m2, where the land is tenanted by either a department store or large supermarket with major on-site parking facilities and/or a number of specialty shops or offices with major on-site parking facilities.

Land having the land use codes of 13-16.

21. Community Purposes

Land used for community purposes, where the land is operated on a not-for-profit basis and including land used for the purposes of sporting clubs, religious facilities, educational facilities, libraries, parks, showgrounds, racecourses and cemeteries. 

Land having the land use codes of 48, 50-59.

22. Large Accommodation Camps A

Land used for the purpose of a large accommodation work camp with between 250 and 500 accommodation units or approved for the use of a large accommodation work camp with between 250 and 500 accommodation units. 

 

23. Large Accommodation Camps B

Land used for the purpose of a large accommodation work camp with between 500 and 750 accommodation units or approved for the use of a large accommodation work camp with between 500 and 750 accommodation units. 

 

 

 

 

 

24. Large Accommodation Camps C

Land used for the purpose of a large accommodation work camp with more than 750 accommodation units or approved for the use of a large accommodation work camp with more than 750 accommodation units. 

 

25. Transformers – Rural

Land used for the purpose of a transformer.

Land having the land use code of 91.

26. Pump Sites & Bores

Land owned by one or more persons for the purpose of stock water or bore supplies used to water stock or supply domestic premises

 

27. Other Land

Land not included in any of the above categories.

 

 

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Delegated Officer

Director Corporate Services

 

 

Item Number:                                   3.5

File Number: D12/27628

Subject Heading:                          General Rate Minimums, Rates in the dollar      and limitations on Rate increases

Author and Officer’s Title:                Matthew McGoldrick, Director Community Services

 

Executive Summary: 

The purpose of this report was to seek Council’s approval for the adoption of Minimums, Rates in the Dollar and Limitations on Rate Increases for each of the rating categories.

 

Resolution No. BM.06.12

Moved Cr Price                                                             Seconded Cr Flynn 

That in adopting the Budget and Ten Year Financial Plan for the 2012/13 year Council sets the following minimums, rates in the dollar and limitations (capping) on rates :

 

Rating Category                            Capped   Capping %      Minimum           Rate in the $          

1.Residential – A

N

-

470.00

0.010565

2.Residential – B

N

-

792.00

0.009297

3.Residential – C

N

-

1209.00

0.007438

4.Rural Residential and Small Rural – A

Y

15%

600.00

0.010655

5.Rural Residential and Small Rural – B

Y

15%

852.40

0.009057

6.Rural Residential and Small Rural – C

Y

15%

1,811.30

0.007698

7.Rural

Y

25%

600.00

0.005941733

8.Feedlot

N

-

13,500.00

0.0071

9.Extractive Industry – A

N

-

8,150.00

0.075

10.Extractive Industry – B

N

-

13,500.00

0.075

11.Extractive Industry – Other

N

-

8,400.00

0.075

12.Petroleum Leases – A

N

-

36,000.00

0.5

13.Petroleum Leases – B

N

-

50,000.00

0.43

14.Petroleum Leases – C

N

-

75,000.00

0.37

15.Refinery

N

-

131,730.00

178.50

16.Other Gas and Oil – A

N

-

8,150.00

0.3

17.Other Gas and Oil – B

N

-

13,000.00

0.4

18.Other Oil and Gas – C

N

-

32,000.00

0.5

19.Commercial and/or Industrial

Y

20%

600.00

0.014836682

20.Shopping Centre

N

-

60,200.00

0.0262

21.Community Purposes         

Y

25%

468.50

0.003922716

22.Large Accommodation Camps – A

N

-

60,000

0.3

23.Large Accommodation Camps – B

N

-

100,000

0.4

24.Large Accommodation Camps – C

N

-

140,000

0.45

25.Transformers – Rural

N

-

220.50

0.00982

26.Pump Sites and Bores

N

-

250.00

0.0059469965

27.Other Land

N

-

600.00

0.014836682

 

And,

 

That Rates and Charges are levied by a single rate in the dollar with a set minimum for each rating category.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Delegated Officer

Director Corporate Services

 

 

Item Number:                                   3.6

File Number: D12/27630

Subject Heading:                          Revenue Statement 2012/13

Author and Officer’s Title:                Matthew McGoldrick, Director Community Services

 

Executive Summary: 

The purpose of this report was to seek Council’s approval for the adoption of the Maranoa Regional Revenue Statement for 2012/13.

 

Resolution No. BM.07.12

Moved Cr Wason                                                          Seconded Cr Denton 

That Council adopt the Maranoa Regional Council 2012-13 Revenue Statement that has been drafted in accordance with the provisions of section 104 of the Local Government Act 2009 and section 106 of the Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2010.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Delegated Officer

Director Corporate Services

 

 

Item Number:                                   3.7

File Number: D12/27631

Subject Heading:                          Water Supply Utility Rates and Charges

Author and Officer’s Title:                Matthew McGoldrick, Director Community Services

 

Executive Summary: 

The purpose of this report is to seek Council’s approval for the adoption of Water Rates and Charges for the Maranoa and Surat Water Supply Schemes.

 

Resolution No. BM.08.12

Moved Cr O'Neil                                                            Seconded Cr Newman 

That Council makes water charges for 2012/13 financial year on the bases set out below:

 

(1)   Charges are to be levied on all land within the Maranoa Regional Council whether vacant or occupied to which Council is prepared to supply water, together with any land already connected to the Council water supply system;

 

(2)   The charges are also made on the specified bases in respect of any class of land or other structure, a particular structure or a particular parcel of land which water is supplied that is not rateable under Section 33 of the Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2010;

 

(3)   All such charges levied shall be used to defray the cost of constructing the water supply facilities including the payment of interest, depreciation and the costs associated with the operation, maintenance and management of the water supply system; and

 

(4)  The basis of the water charges in accordance with Section 35 of the Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2010 will be for the Maranoa Scheme and the Surat Scheme are set out in this report.  

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Delegated Officer

Director Corporate Services

 

 

Item Number:                                   3.8

File Number: D12/27632

Subject Heading:                          Sewerage Utility Charges

Author and Officer’s Title:                Matthew McGoldrick, Director Community Services

 

Executive Summary: 

The purpose of this report was to seek Council’s approval for the adoption of Sewerage Utility Charges for the Maranoa Regional Council.

 

Resolution No. BM.09.12

Moved Cr Schefe                                                          Seconded Cr Wason 

That Council levy Sewerage Utility Charges on all property rateable or not, both vacant and occupied, that Council has or is able to provide with services together with any land that is connected to Council’s sewerage systems for the 2012/13 financial year in accordance with Section 33 of the Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2010 and further, all such charges levied shall be used to defray the cost of the provision of infrastructure and costs associated with the ongoing operation and maintenance of the systems including the payment of interest, depreciation and the costs associated with the operation, maintenance and management of the Sewerage system and Sewerage charges for the 2012/13 financial year be levied in accordance with the details set out in this report.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Delegated Officer

Director Corporate Services

 

 

Item Number:                                   3.9

File Number: D12/27633

Subject Heading:                          Waste Management Utility Rates and Charges

Author and Officer’s Title:                Matthew McGoldrick, Director Community Services

 

Executive Summary:  

The purpose of this report was to seek Council’s approval for the adoption of Waste Management Utility Charges for the Maranoa Regional Council.

 

Resolution No. BM.10.12

Moved Cr Price                                                             Seconded Cr Denton 

That Council adopt Cleansing and Waste Management Charges in accordance with Section 33 of the Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2010 for the 2012/13 year on the bases set out in this report and cleansing and waste management charges for the 2012/13 financial year be levied on all lands within the Defined Waste Collection Areas, as per the current Refuse Collection Contract/s.  

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Delegated Officer

Director Corporate Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item Number:                                   3.10

File Number: D12/27634

Subject Heading:                          Separate and Special Charges for the 2012/13   year

Author and Officer’s Title:                Matthew McGoldrick, Director Community Services

 

Executive Summary: 

The purpose of this report was to seek Council’s approval for the adoption of a Mitchell MPHS Separate Charge a Wild Dog Control Rate and the Amby, Mungallala and Yuleba Rural Fire Special Charges.

 

Resolution No. BM.11.12

Moved Cr O'Neil                                                            Seconded Cr Flynn 

That Council adopt the following Separate Charge, Special Rate and Special Charges :

 

(1)   That in accordance with Section 37 of the Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2010 Council will levy a Mitchell Multi-Purpose Health Service (MPHS) Separate charge of $186  per annum on each rateable assessment for the 2012/13 year only to assist with funding the construction of a new building in the grounds of the Mitchell Hospital to house a ten bed Aged Care Facility, and

 

(2)   That in accordance with Section 28 of the Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2010 and the overall plan set out in this report and the Revenue Statement (in accordance with Section 28 (4).

 

            (a) Council makes a Wild Dog Control Special Rate of .0005512 (point zero   zero zero         five five one two) cents in the dollar of unimproved value of all rateable rural land (Rating Category 7) in the Maranoa Regional Council for the purposes of      raising revenue to assist in the control of dingoes and other wild dogs and this             special rate be called the “Wild Dog Control Rate” and further;

 

            (b) Council is of the opinion that this rate will specially benefit rural lands    across the region (Rating Category 7), and

 

(3)   That in accordance with Section 28 of the Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2010 and Section 128A of the Fire and Rescue Authority Act 1990:

 

            (a) Council is of the opinion that each parcel of rateable land within the town of Amby        with the Maranoa Regional Council will specially benefit from the purchase of          equipment and ongoing operation and maintenance of the Amby Rural Fire   Brigade            in the current or next financial years because each such parcel is within the area for    which the brigade is in charge of fire fighting and fire prevention under the Fire and             Rescue Authority Act 1990;

 

            (b) For the 2012/13 financial year, Council makes a special charge of $65.00             per annum to be levied on each parcel of rateable land identified on the map           for the purpose of raising revenue for the Amby Rural Fire Brigade to assist   with the ongoing operation and maintenance of the service in the current or            next financial years, and

 

(4)   That in accordance with Section 28 of the Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2010 and Section 128A of the Fire and Rescue Authority Act 1990:

 

(a)   Council is of the opinion that each parcel of rateable land within the town of Mungallala with the Maranoa Regional Council will specially benefit from the purchase of equipment and ongoing operation and maintenance of the Mungallala Rural Fire Brigade in the current or next financial years because each such parcel is within the area for which the brigade is in charge of fire fighting and fire prevention under the Fire and Rescue Authority Act 1990;

 

(b)   For the 2012/13 financial year, Council makes a special charge of $65.00 per annum to be levied on each parcel of rateable land identified on the map for the purpose of raising revenue for the Mungallala Rural Fire Brigade to assist with the ongoing operation and maintenance of the service in the current or next financial years, and,

 

(5)  That in accordance with Section 28 of the Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2010 and Section 128A of the Fire and Rescue Authority Act 1990:

            (a) Council is of the opinion that each parcel of rateable land within the town of      Yuleba with the Maranoa Regional Council will specially benefit from the      purchase          of equipment and ongoing operation and maintenance of the          Yuleba Rural Fire        Brigade in the current or next financial years because each             such parcel is within the          area for which the brigade is in charge of fire fighting and fire prevention             under the         Fire and Rescue Authority Act 1990;

 

            (b) For the 2012/13 financial year, Council makes a special charge of $65.00             per annum to be levied on each parcel of rateable land identified on the map           for the purpose of raising revenue for the Yuleba Rural Fire Brigade to assist   with the ongoing operation and maintenance of the service in the current or            next financial years.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Delegated Officer

Director Corporate Services

 

 

Item Number:                                   3.11

File Number: D12/27635

Subject Heading:                          Administration of the Rating System

Author and Officer’s Title:                Matthew McGoldrick, Director Community Services

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Executive Summary: 

The purpose of this report was to seek Council’s approval for the adoption of certain administrative measures for the Administration of the Maranoa Regional Council Rating system including levying, discount and remission, arrangements and subdividers discount.

 

Discussion:

Council requested information be provided to the community around the fee structure for wild dog control being legislated by the State Government as part of the state precept.

 

Resolution No. BM.12.12

Moved Cr Newman                                                       Seconded Cr Wason 

That Council adopt the following administrative resolutions:

 

(1)  That Council levy all rates and charges in the Maranoa Regional Council in two (2) levies in accordance with Section 41 of the Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2010,

(2)  That Council require all rates to be paid within the thirty (30) days following the date of issue in accordance with Section 52 of the Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2010,

(3)  That Council allow ten per centum (10%) by way of discount on all 2011/12 general rates levied in the Maranoa Regional Council with the exception of the state fire levy, wild dog control, water charges, excess water charge (Surat only), water consumption charges, garbage charges, sewerage charges, Amby Rural Fire Charge, Mungallala Rural Fire Charge and Yuleba Rural Fire Charges levied in the Maranoa Regional Council provided same are paid in full, along with any outstanding arrears, within thirty (30) days of the date of levy in accordance with Section 64 of the Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2010,

(4)  That Council levy interest at the rate of eleven (11) per centum per annum (daily compound) on all rates and charges in arrears at in accordance with Section 67 of the Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2010, and

(5)  That in accordance with Section 54 of the Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2010 Council will grant an annual concession of $200.00 on rates and charges to all eligible pensioners in accordance with the conditions outlined in the Revenue Statement 2012/13 and

(6)  That Council adopt the Miscellaneous Debt Recovery and Rates Recovery Policies attached which incorporate the requirements for Payments by Instalments as required by Section 63 of the Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation and action to be taken by Council when rates become overdue.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Delegated Officer

Director Corporate Services

 

 

Item Number:                                   3.12

File Number: D12/27639

Subject Heading:                          Internal Audit Committee and Internal Audit     Policy

Author and Officer’s Title:                Matthew McGoldrick, Director Community Services

 

Executive Summary: 

The purpose of this report was to seek Council’s approval for the endorsement and re-adoption of Policy concerning the Internal Audit Process and Internal Audit Committee.

 

Resolution No. BM.13.12

Moved Cr Denton                                                          Seconded Cr O'Neil 

That Council adopt the Internal Audit Policy as presented in accordance with Section 155 of the Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2010 and with Section 105 of the Local Government Act 2009, and

 

That Council adopts the policy for the continuation of the Audit Committee in accordance with Section 105 of the Local Government Act 2009.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Delegated Officer

Director Corporate Services

 

 

Item Number:                                   3.13

File Number: D12/27641

Subject Heading:                          Register of Fees and Charges

Author and Officer’s Title:                Matthew McGoldrick, Director Community Services

 

Executive Summary: 

The purpose of this report was to seek Council’s approval for the adoption of the cost recovery and statutory fees to be included in the Register of Fees and Charges for 2012/2013.

 

 

Resolution No. BM.14.12

Moved Cr Price                                                             Seconded Cr Flynn 

That Council adopt the Cost-Recovery Fees in accordance with Section 97 of the Local Government Act 2009 and that Council adopt the Commercial Fees as included in the attachment to this report and that all the Fees and Charges be incorporated into the Register of Fees and Charges 2012/2013.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Delegated Officer

Director Corporate Services

  

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business, the Mayor thanked Council for their attendance and declared the meeting closed at 9.24am.

                                 

 

These Minutes are to be confirmed at the next General Meeting of Council to be held on 26 September 2012, at the Roma Administration Centre.

 

 

 

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Mayor.                                                                          Date.

 

 

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  26 September 2012

Officer Report

Meeting: General  26 September 2012

Date: 17 August 2012

Item Number: 5.1

File Number: D12/24649

 

Subject Heading:                     Memorandum of Understanding - Darling Downs South West Queensland Medicare Local

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                        

Location:                                          

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Tony Klein, Director Community Services

 

Executive Summary: 

Darling Downs South West Queensland Medicare Local seeks to develop a Memorandum of Understanding with Maranoa Regional Council.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That Council endorse the Darling Downs South West Queensland Medicare Local/Maranoa Regional Council Memorandum of Understanding and authorise the Mayor to sign the document.

 

 

Body of Report:

The Darling Downs South West Queensland Medicare Local (DDSWQML) became operational from 1 April 2012. This followed its establishment by the Australian Government as part of a network of Medicare Locals throughout Australia to coordinate primary health care delivery, tackle local health care needs and service gaps, drive improvements in primary health care and ensure that services are better tailored to meet the needs of local communities.

DDSWQML has been established as a not-for-profit charity with Public Benevolent Institution Status. Membership of the Medicare Local is open to organisations and individuals who are supportive of the strategic objectives of the Company. Foundation members include a range of primary health care organisations operating in the region: GP Connections, Blue Care, the University of Southern Queensland, the Queensland Aboriginal & Islander Health Council, Centacare, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (QLD Section) and RHealth. The Board of Directors is comprised of clinicians from throughout the region as well as people with specific skills to address the planning and delivery of better primary health care services in the Darling Downs and South West Queensland.

 

DDSWQML wrote to Council requesting the organisations develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance primary health care outcomes for the Maranoa region.

 

Section 4 (Activities) of the MOU closely aligns with specific sections of the Maranoa Community Plan as outlined in the document.

Consultation (internal/external):

Cr Jan Chambers, Chair Social Services & Environment Portfolio

Melissa Wathen, Manager Social Development

 

Andrew Harvey, CEO DDSWQML

Garry Hansford, Planning Manager DDSWQML

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

Nil

Policy Implications:

Nil

Financial Resource Implications:

Nil.

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.4.7(c) To provide an advocacy role for the provision of health services and facilities as required so as to address the needs of residents in the region.

Supporting Documentation:

1View

MOU - DDSWQML/MRC

D12/24629

 

Report authorised by:

Julie Reitano, Chief Executive Officer


Attachment 1

MOU - DDSWQML/MRC

 

 

1.             PREAMBLE:

 

Australians generally have good health outcomes, with high life expectancy and a health care system that is considered world class. However, there are some aspects of the health care system that are fragmented and, as a result, patients can experience uncoordinated and unintegrated care, including within and across the primary health care sector, acute sector, aged care and specialist care. This fragmentation and poor coordination can lead to some people missing out on services that would deliver improved health outcomes, or result in patients receiving their treatment in inappropriate settings.

 

Medicare Locals are expected to engage with a wide range of health professionals and organisations; identify community primary health care needs; and work to fill the gaps in primary health care in their area.

 

The establishment of Medicare Locals is part of the broader Commonwealth plan to ensure a greater focus on primary health care, including:

• Fast-tracking the after hours GP care reform to allow patients to receive face-to-face GP services outside normal operational hours;

• driving telehealth services via Medicare Locals enabling Australians to receive health services at home;

• implementing new program arrangements through a single funding agreement, giving Medicare Locals flexibility to address areas of need in their local communities; and

• providing Medicare Locals with the potential over time to manage more flexible funding to target services to meet gaps in service provision in order to meet their local community’s specific needs.

 

2.             THE AGREEMENT:

2.1          The parties agree to explore an enhanced relationship based on an equal partnership of mutual respect and understanding, in order to improve primary health care delivery in the region, with a view to achieving quality patient outcomes in the most equitable, efficient and cost-effective way.

 

2.2          The parties agree to establish and support a joint process to achieve mutually agreed guiding principles. The objectives listed at point 3 will be reviewed and evaluated at yearly intervals.

 

2.3          The relationship is two-way, seeking to make the most effective use of resources available to the Maranoa Regional Council and the Medicare Local. Early consultation and the development of new strategies and mutual involvement in reviewing existing operations will be actively pursued.

 

2.4          The parties agree to pursue a range of integrated activities where appropriate to improve health outcomes in the community.

 

2.5          Maranoa Regional Council and the Medicare Local accept shared responsibility for negotiating and developing communication processes that enhance primary health care delivery in the region. These processes may involve communication with other relevant organisations where it is deemed appropriate.

 

2.6          This Memorandum of Understanding is not legally binding on either or both parties.

 

3.             OBJECTIVES:

 

3.1          Ensure primary health care services and health infrastructure is delivered with equity;

3.2          Work collectively to systematically address the social determinants that impact on achieving health equality for the community ;

3.3          Build on the evidence base and support what works for each community;

3.4          Support and develop health services in regional, rural and remote areas in order to achieve lasting improvements in community health and wellbeing;

3.5          Achieve improved access to services;

3.6          Respect and promote the rights of all people, by ensuring that primary health care services are available, appropriate, accessible, affordable, and of good quality;

3.7          Measure, monitor and report our joint efforts, in accordance with benchmarks and targets, to ensure that all parties are progressively realising their shared ambitions.

 

4.             ACTIVITIES:

 

The Maranoa Regional Council and the Medicare Local (DDSWQML) agree to work on the following collaborative activities which will support the achievement of specific Maranoa Community Plan 2020 (MCP) actions:

 

4.1          Delivery of innovative health education programs which focus on healthy lifestyles and nutrition including programs for children and young people (MCP action 2.1.1).

 

·        DDSWQML will fund a full-time Regional Coordinator position in the Maranoa region to act in a liaison role to facilitate collaboration between the Medicare Local, the Regional Council and local stakeholders to enhance the delivery of appropriate and equitable primary health care services in the Maranoa region.

·        DDSWQML will continue to fund positions in the Maranoa region through Medicare Local funded programs eg: Closing the Gap, Healthy Lifestyles, Rural Primary Health Services. Where appropriate, the DDSWQML will support the location of these roles within local organisations including the regional council.

·        DDSWQML reserves the right to determine the ongoing viability and sustainability of these funded positions, and the right to withdraw funded roles should funding circumstances change. The DDSWQML will consult with the Maranoa Regional Council should changes to funded roles in the Maranoa region become necessary.

·        DDSWQML will support and collaborate with existing health care service networks and interagency meetings, and where identified as appropriate, support the establishment of additional networks.

·        DDSWQML will support and fund a collaborative and consultative network, call a “Chapter” of Primary Health Care Stakeholders, with a local chair, to further enhance and improve the level of cooperation and collaboration between health sector stakeholders in the Maranoa region.

 

4.2          Increase promotion of available health and wellbeing services, emphasising associated benefits (MCP action 2.1.6).

 

·        DDSWQML will collaborate with the Maranoa Regional Council on the planning, promotion and delivery of health and wellbeing promotional events in the Maranoa region.

·        DDSWQML will utilise its network capacities and electronic media to advertise and promote Maranoa regional health and wellbeing services and events across the whole DDSWQML region.

 

4.3          Map and monitor existing health services across the Maranoa and develop a coordinated approach to regional healthcare service delivery to identify service gaps and unnecessary duplication (MCP action 2.1.7)

·        DDSWQML has established, through a consultation process with key population health planning stakeholders in the region, a Research, Population Health and Epidemiology Sub-Committee, developed a Population Health Service Planning Framework, and established strategic and data sharing relationships with QHealth (South West Hospital & Health Service) and other key stakeholders in the region to facilitate joint service planning.

·        DDSWQML will host, manage and update regularly an online regional population health database to hold regional and community population health data and service directory data, in partnership with the Maranoa Regional Council, General Practice Queensland (the iHealth Care+ Directory) and the National Health Services Directory.

·        DDSWQML will complete regular whole-of-region health needs assessments and undertake comprehensive data collections, collations and desk top analyses, compile the information collected and develop health status reports and current health profiles for the whole-of-region, for the Maranoa Regional Council and for selected communities or towns in the Maranoa region.

·        DDSWQML will undertake stakeholder and community engagement activities (covering the full IAP2 Public Participation Spectrum) to identify health priorities and seek input from persons representing the broad interests of the Maranoa community, including disadvantaged and marginalised groups.

·        DDSWQML will use its Population Health Service Planning Framework to list and prioritise the primary health care needs and identify service gaps, including transport service gaps, for the whole of region, for the Maranoa Regional Council and for selected communities or towns in the Maranoa region, develop action plans and make recommendations for funding for implementation by key service providers and other partners at the regional level.

 

4.4          Increase the delivery of mental health services and programs within the region (MCP action 2.1.11).

·        DDSWQML will provide ongoing mental health services in the Maranoa region in response to identified need and were funding permits.

·        DDSWQML will respond to identified emerging needs by advocating fund holders to provide additional services in the Maranoa region.

·        DDSWQML will ensure that existing services in the Maranoa region are delivered to their capacity through promotion and advertising within regional communities, in partnership with local and regional initiatives and organisations.

·        DDSWQML will utilise the DDSWQML network capacities and electronic media to increase the uptake of mental health services and wellbeing programs in the Maranoa region.

·        DDSWQML will partner and collaborate with existing mental health services to support and provide continuity of mental health care throughout the Maranoa region.

·        DDSWQML will explore the possibility of and advocate for alternative responses to mental health needs eg. Electronic self-assistance tools for remote communities.

 

4.5          Development and distribution of a Maranoa Regional Health Services Guide informing residents of what health services can be accessed within the region and those which are not available (MCP action 2.1.13).

·        DDSWQML will develop, manage and update regularly an online regional population health database hosted on the Medicare Local website to hold regional and community population health data and service directory data, in partnership with the Maranoa Regional Council, General Practice Queensland (the iHealth Care+ Directory) and the National Health Services Directory.

·        DDSWQML will ensure that the directory content is regularly updated (at least twice every 12 months).

·        DDSWQML will ensure that the Directory search filters include the ability to search for services in the Maranoa region, making the directory an up-to-date online resource for residents.

 

4.6          Increase the use of technology and programs for diagnostic, educational and information exchange purposes including client education programs e.g. Tele-health Expo to promote the benefits of the service and increase client awareness (MCP action 2.1.14).

 

·        DDSWQML will educate primary health care professionals in the Maranoa region on alternative methods of service delivery to assist with best practice outcomes eg: online e-referral tools; online self-assistance tools; the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR); Telehealth; the use of i-health directories; and the use of online training technologies.

·        DDSWQML will support the uptake of new diagnostic, educational and information exchange technologies by the primary health care sector, through the work of the Medicare Local’s Telehealth Program Officer.

·        DDSWQML will support the Maranoa Regional Council with the planning, promotion and delivery of Council-led community education programs related to improving the uptake of new health technologies.

 

 

The Maranoa Regional Council and the Medicare Local will work collaboratively to achieve these activities for the duration of this Memorandum of Understanding and will meet regularly to discuss the implementation of these activities and the achievement of improved health outcomes for Maranoa residents.

 

SIGNED FOR AND ON BEHALF OF

 

Maranoa Regional Council

 

 

________________________________________

(Signed) Cr. Robert Loughnan, Mayor

 

 

SIGNED FOR AND ON BEHALF OF

Darling Downs South West Queensland Medicare Local

 

 

________________________________________

(Signed) Dr. Patricia Stuart, Chair

 

 

DATE _________________________

    


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  26 September 2012

Officer Report

Meeting: General  26 September 2012

Date: 14 September 2012

Item Number: 11.1

File Number: D12/28563

 

Subject Heading:                     Seniors Week 2012 - Seniors Connect

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                        

Location:                                          

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Nicola Gear, Community Development Coordinator (Surat)

 

 

Executive Summary: 

A Post Event Report on the “Seniors Connect” Sessions delivered throughout the Maranoa Region during Seniors Week (20 August to 24 August 2012).

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

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

 

 

Body of Report:

As a result of the consultation process for the Maranoa Community Plan 2020, a need was identified by community members in relation to learning more about modern technology and how it could be used in every day living.

 

To celebrate Seniors Week 2012 “Seniors Connect”, the Community Development Team organised a series of information sessions to be delivered across the region to support our seniors in keeping connected with family and friends.  Maranoa Regional Council partnered with the following organisations to successfully deliver the sessions – Telstra Shop Roma, National Australia Bank– Mitchell, University of the 3rd Age and Colleen McIntosh.

 

“Seniors Connect” consisted of six sessions, delivered in the communities of Roma, Surat, Wallumbilla, Jackson, Mitchell and Injune.  The sessions were of 2 hours duration and were offered free of charge to residents 50+.  The content delivered covered a diverse mix of technologies, from learning how to operate computers, e-mail and internet, to the basics on using mobile phones, kindles and tablets.

 

The Program was well received by our communities with 71 seniors attending the sessions across the region.  Feedback received from participants was extremely positive and a selection of this feedback has been enclosed within the body of this report for your information. The success of this program also resulted in positive media for Maranoa Regional Council in as The Western Star.

 

The program was communicated throughout our region by use of the following:

·    Editorial coverage

·    Posters on community notice boards

·    Flyers distributed though letterbox drop in small communities

·    Newspaper Advertising

·    On-air radio interview

·    Face-book Page

·    Maranoa Regional Council Website

·    Maranoa Regional Council Messages on Hold

·    Email to community contact list

·    All Staff internal communications

 

To assist with the financial commitments required to deliver this program, Maranoa Regional Council were successful in their application to the State Government for funding and subsequently received an amount of $3,350.00 to assist with the implementation of this Program.

 

Selection Participant Feedback

§ Positive feedback received about the program;

§ There aren’t classes like this in smaller communities;

§ It is great to have a program delivered that people have asked for;

§ Learnt a lot and am now confident with my mobile phone;

§ Cheat sheets are good to take home and help after the sessions;

§ Most seniors have a mobile phone, but don’t know how to use it;

§ Really wonderful, learnt a lot more than expected.

Consultation (internal/external):

Tony Klein – Director Community Services

Samantha Thrupp – Manager Community Development

Jane Fenton – Community Development Coordinator (Mitchell)

Julia Marr – Community Development Coordinator (Roma)

Toni Omundson – Community Development Coordinator (Yuleba / Wallumbilla)

Jane Frith – Corporate Communications Officer

Lauren Owen – Executive & Media Support Officer

Council’s Cultural Service Team

Council’s Customer Service Team

Council’s Community Care Team

Local Community Organisations & Individuals

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

Nil.

Policy Implications:

Nil.

Financial Resource Implications:

Estimated Cost of Program = $6400

Funding received from State Government - $3350

Estimated Cost to Council - $3050(as per budgetary allocation)

 

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.4.3(a) To develop community capacity and encourage community engagement so as to address identified needs and opportunities to enhance the quality of life and wellbeing for residents of our region

Supporting Documentation:

Nil

Report authorised by:

Samantha Thrupp, Manager Community Development  


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  26 September 2012

Officer Report

Meeting: General  26 September 2012

Date: 6 September 2012

Item Number: 12.1

File Number: D12/27283

 

Subject Heading:                     Acquisition of part of Lot 334 on CP880097

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Department of Transport and Main Roads

Location:                                           Tiffin Street Roma

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Tanya Mansfield, Manager Risk and Facilities

 

 

Executive Summary: 

Council has received correspondence from the Department of Transport and Main Roads advising that the department intends to apply to the Department of Natural Resources and Mines to have part of Lot 334 on Plan CP880097 included in the operational reserve being lot 9 on CP880097 under the Land Act 1994.  Lot 334 on CP88097 is a Local Government Reserve (pound) with Maranoa Regional Council as the trustee. 

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That Council offer no objections to the request from the Department of Transport and Main Roads to incorporate the part of Lot 334 on CP880097 shown on the attached map into the operational reserve known as Lot 9 on CP880097 on the condition that the Department of Transport and Main Roads fence the land and Council furthermore advise that the balance of Lot 334 on CP880097 is still required by Council for its gazetted purpose as a Local Government Reserve (pound)

 

 

Body of Report:

The Department of Transport and Main Roads have formally indicated to Council its intentions to apply to the Department of Natural Resource and Mines to have part of Lot 334 on CP880097 a local government (pound) reserve incorporated into the Operational Reserve being Lot 9 on CP880097 a reserve managed by the Department of Main Roads.

 

Discussions have been held with the Manager of Environment Kay Crosby who has indicated that the part of Lot 334 on CP880097 that the Department wishes to acquire does not house any infrastructure and the Council dog pound and stock yards which are actively utilised by Council’s local laws team are located on another part of the lot.  This land also houses a gravel pit/sand stock pile at the rear of the lot.  The proposal will not cause any issues with access to the allotment.

 

 

It is recommended that Council offer no objection to the proposal by the Department of Transport and Main Roads to amalgamate part of Lot 334 and Lot 9 on CP880097 on the condition that the Department of Transport and Main Road fence the land.

Consultation (internal/external):

Courtney Petrie, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Kay Crosby, Manager Environmental Services

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

Nil

Policy Implications:

Nil

Financial Resource Implications:

Nil

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.2.3(a) To implement Council’s governance policies and procedures in an evolving organisational environment whilst ensuring legislative relevance, consistency and fairness in application.

Supporting Documentation:

1View

Current Reserve Search - Lot 334 on CP880097

D12/27558

2View

Map Lot 334 on CP80097

D12/27557

 

Report authorised by:

Matthew McGoldrick, Director Corporate Services


Attachment 1

Current Reserve Search - Lot 334 on CP880097

 


Attachment 2

Map Lot 334 on CP80097

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  26 September 2012

Officer Report

Meeting: General  26 September 2012

Date: 7 September 2012

Item Number: 12.2

File Number: D12/27544

 

Subject Heading:                     Trustee Lease Yuleba Racecourse Reserve

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Bendemere Pony Club

Location:                                           Lot 47 on CP WV1371 - Yuleba to Taroom Road, Yuleba

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Tanya Mansfield, Manager Risk and Facilities

 

Executive Summary: 

The Bendemere Pony Club is interested in securing a formal agreement with Council in regard to the racecourse reserve at Yuleba being Lot 47 on CP WV1371.  As this land is a reserve with Council as the trustee, to formalise this arrangement it will be necessary to negotiate a trustee lease with the Bendemere Pony Club.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

Council enter into a trustee lease with the Bendemere Pony Club over part of Lot 47 on WV1371, with the lease area to encompass the currently utilised grounds and Council to incur all costs associated with surveying, drafting of legal documents and lodgement costs.

 

 

Body of Report:

The racecourse reserve in Yuleba is a reserve for recreational purposes gazetted in 1969.  Council are the trustees of the reserve.  The Bendemere Pony Club has expressed interest in entering a formal agreement with Council in respect of the land.

 

The Bendemere Pony Club have used part of the racecourse reserve in Yuleba for many years for rally days and have been fortunate to obtain a grant to erect a safety fence on the grounds. This fence separates competitors and vehicles/spectators.

 

Discussions have been held with the Department Natural Resources Mines who have advised Council that as the Bendemere Pony Club are planning to construct infrastructure on the land, a trustee lease is the most appropriate way to execute a formal agreement between Council and the club.  As a trustee lease must be approved by the Department Natural Resources Mines, the department has mandatory terms that must be included in each lease.  These terms guide the content of all trustee leases.

 

The reserve is 63.182 hectares.  While the club are seeking a trustee lease over the whole reserve, Council may wish to consider surveying off a section of the reserve for trustee leasing to the Bendemere Pony Club.  Council’s Manager of Environmental Health has advised that the resulting balance of the reserve has areas that are susceptible to flooding.  The reserve also has an infestation of noxious weed that needs to be treated.

 

There are no other anticipated demands for this parcel of land.

Consultation (internal/external):

Janine York, Lands Officer Department of Environment and Resource Management

Iris Aldridge, Bendemere Pony Club

Kay Crosby, Manager Environmental Health

Fiona Vincent, Coordinator Sport and Recreation

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

A trustee lease will assist in managing Council’s risk.  The agreement will detail the responsibilities of both parties being Council and the Bendemere Pony Club.

Policy Implications:

A trustee lease is the appropriate legal instrument by which to enter a formal agreement with an occupant over a reserve for which Council is trustee.  It is anticipated that other sporting and community organisations that occupy Council land will also seek to enter formal arrangements with Council to provide security of tenure.

Financial Resource Implications:

Development of a trustee lease will incur legal costs, lodgement fees and surveying costs.  As the Bendemere Pony Club has limited financial resources, Council is requested to incur the costs.

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.2.4(a) To maintain and present Council’s community facilities in a manner appropriate to the standard expected by users for each respective facility within budgetary constraints whilst considering organisational sustainability.

Supporting Documentation:

1View

Map - Yuleba Pony Club Grounds

D12/2120

2View

Minutes - Bendemere Pony Club

D12/27525

3View

Yuleba Pony Club - Letter Regarding Trustee Lease

D12/27521

 

Report authorised by:

Matthew McGoldrick, Director of Corporate Services


Attachment 1

Map - Yuleba Pony Club Grounds

 


Attachment 2

Minutes - Bendemere Pony Club

 



Attachment 3

Yuleba Pony Club - Letter Regarding Trustee Lease

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  26 September 2012

Officer Report

Meeting: General  26 September 2012

Date: 17 September 2012

Item Number: 12.3

File Number: D12/28721

 

Subject Heading:                     Maranoa River Bridge Replacement - Acquisition of Reserve Land

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Department of Transport and Main Roads

Location:                                           Lot 128 on Crown Plan DL500, Lot 1 on Crown Plan M15129, Lot 41 on M15114 and Lot 1 on M15141

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Tanya Mansfield, Manager Risk and Facilities

 

 

Executive Summary: 

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has advised Council that the Maranoa River Bridge Replacement Project will require acquisition of parts of Lot 128 on Crown Plan DL500 (Camping and Water Reserve), Lot 1 on Crown Plan M15129 (Local Government Reserve), Lot 41 on M15114 (freehold land) and Lot 1 on M15141 (Recreation and Camping Reserve).  The Department requires Council to advise whether it has any objection to resumption of this land.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That Council advise the Department of Transport and Main Roads that Council does not object to the resumption of part of Lot 128 on Crown Plan DL500 (Camping and Water Reserve), part of Lot 1 on Crown Plan M15129 (Local Government Reserve), part of Lot 41 on M15114 (Freehold) and part of Lot 1 on M15141 (Recreation and Camping Reserve) as shown on the attached map to accommodate the Mitchell Bridge Replacement Project and furthermore advise that Council will seek compensation for the land taken.

 

 

Body of Report:

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has advised Council that the Maranoa River Bridge Replacement Project will require acquisition of Reserve land. Council is the trustee of the Reserve land and there is also a portion of the freehold land owned by Council that is leased to Wagoutback Investments Pty Ltd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detail of land being resumed by the Department of Transport and Main Roads is detailed in the table below:-

 

Lot and Plan

Current Use of Land

Land Required

Land Remaining

Lot 128 on Crown Plan DL500

Camping and Water Reserve (river bank eastern side of river)

474 square metres

 

About 756.7 hectares

Lot 1 on Crown Plan M15129

Local Government Reserve (Pool and area towards river)

463.6 square metres

2.319 hectares

Lot 41 on Crown Plan M15114

Freehold (Caravan Park).  Current lease to Wagoutback Investments

335.8 square metres

 

Lot 1 on M15141

Recreation and Camping Reserve (part of Caravan Park and parking/ monument area)

1347 square metres

1.209 hectares

 

The Department of Transport and Main Roads have provided Council with a Notice of Intention to Resume under the Acquisition of Land Act 1967, Transport Infrastructure Act 1994 and Transport Planning and Coordination Act 1994.

 

Council is required to advise the Department of Transport and Main Roads if it has any objection to the resumption of the land.  Objections must be in writing, be made within the time specified, state Council’s grounds for objection with supporting details and state whether Council wishes to be heard in support of the objection.

 

Objections can be based on issues such as need for the project, the location of the infrastructure, access after the project is finished, noise issues and any other issues that landowners see as affecting their property.  Under the Act, compensation is not a valid objection issues.  All costs incurred as a result of the transfer will be met by the Department of Transport and Main Roads. 

 

If Council chooses not to object to the resumption, Council may sign an agreement to the taking of the land.  Signing an agreement to the taking of land does not affect Council’s rights to claim compensation.  Council can claim compensation as they have a legal interest in the land.  Under the Act a claim for compensation must be served on the Department within three years from the day the Taking of Land Notice is published in the gazette.

 

This transfer of land from Lot 41 on M15114 (Recreation and Camping Reserve) will remove the current parking area and Major Mitchell Monument sited at the front of the Major Mitchell Caravan Park.  Council staff have met with representatives of the Department of Transport and Main Roads and nominated another site on the western side of the Maranoa River Bridge on which to locate the Major Mitchell monument.  This new site is near the Mitchell Swimming Pool. 

 

This parking area/monument site also houses a block wall which has no known historical significance on which plaques of various community organisations including Queensland Country Women’s Association, Artslink Queensland, Rotary and Alcoholics Anonymous are placed.  It is not planned to relocate the wall and it will be demolished as part of the bridge construction.  Council may be requested by community organisations to construct a structure at another location for community organisations to install their plaques.  If such a proposal was received and agreed to, this would be at a cost to Council.

Consultation (internal/external):

Matthew McGoldrick, Director Corporate Services

Kay Crosby, Manager Environment

Jane Fenton, Community Development Coordinator Mitchell

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

There is a political risk if Council is viewed as delaying the Mitchell Bridge Replacement Project. 

 

The current lessees of the Major Mitchell Caravan Park may opt to seek compensation from Council in regard to loss of caravan park land.

 

Limited information has been provided to Council in regard to the impact (if any) on parking at the front of the Mitchell Swimming Pool, Mitchell Shire Hall and Great Artesian Spa.  If any parking area is lost, Council may need to develop a parking area including installation of an all weather parking surface at the rear of the Shire Hall

Policy Implications:

Nil

Financial Resource Implications:

This proposal has potential financial implications to Council if the lessees of the Major Mitchell Caravan Park seek compensation for loss of land or if alternative parking arrangements are required for the Shire Hall, Mitchell Pool and Great Artesian Spa.

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.2.3(a) To implement Council’s governance policies and procedures in an evolving organisational environment whilst ensuring legislative relevance, consistency and fairness in application.

Supporting Documentation:

1View

Maranoa River Bridge - Land Resumption Map

D12/28801

2View

Brochure - Land Resumption

D12/28803

 

Report authorised by:

Matthew McGoldrick, Director Corporate Services


Attachment 1

Maranoa River Bridge - Land Resumption Map

 


Attachment 2

Brochure - Land Resumption

 


 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  26 September 2012

Officer Report

Meeting: General  26 September 2012

Date: 14 September 2012

Item Number: 13.1

File Number: D12/28519

 

Subject Heading:                     Draft Road Naming Policy

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                        

Location:                                          

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Kim Edwards, GIS/CAD Officer

 

 

Executive Summary: 

The adoption of a road naming policy ensures the naming of roads within the region is appropriate, that names will stand the test of time, and where suitable will preferably be of local or historical significance. The aim of the policy is to provide consistent guidelines for developers, the community and Council when allocating new road names or changing the name of existing roads within the region.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That Council adopts the draft Road Naming Policy as presented.

 

 

Body of Report:

There is currently no adopted policy or set guidelines that outlines the procedures which should take place when naming roads within the region. In the past Council has named roads by taking into account their historical significance, for example, the original settlers, families that have been in the area for an extended period of time or families that now reside in the area.

 

The draft policy provides guidelines for naming new roads or renaming existing roads within the Maranoa Regional Council in a consistent manner, and in accordance with relevant standards. It aims to ensure unique road names throughout the region that are easy to read and pronounce, which avoid confusion between roads, and that continue to reflect local heritage or landscape characteristics.

 

The policy will provide a consistent and equitable protocol to follow when naming roads.

Consultation (internal/external):

Internal

John Gwydir – Manager Engineering Services

Kim Edwards – GIS Officer

 

External

Rob Duffy - Business Manager of Spatial Information Group, DERM

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

Nil

Policy Implications:

Nil

Financial Resource Implications:

Nil

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.5.1(a) To provide professional and technical engineering advice and support for Council in an effective and timely
manner.

Supporting Documentation:

1View

Draft Road Naming Policy September 2012

D12/29665

 

Report authorised by:

John  Gwydir, Manager Engineering Services


Attachment 1

Draft Road Naming Policy September 2012

 





Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  26 September 2012

Officer Report

Meeting: General  26 September 2012

Date: 20 September 2012

Item Number: 13.2

File Number: D12/29531

 

Subject Heading:                     Naming of Roads - ULDA

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Wolter Consulting Group

Location:                                           Bowen Street Roma

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Kim Edwards, GIS/CAD Officer

 

 

Executive Summary: 

Names are sought for three (3) unnamed Road/Lanes located in the Stage 4 a & b of the Roma Urban Development Area, Bowen Street, Roma also described as

Lot 142 on SP250497.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That Council name the roads which are outlined in the attached map, “Lomandra Avenue”, “Wattle Court”, “Acacia Road”.

 

 

Body of Report:

Council has received a request from Wolter Consulting Group for street naming approval for the 3 new roads created as part of the subdivision of land within Stage 4 a & b of the Roma Urban Development Area. The unnamed roads are required to be named before addressing numbers can be provided and to support emergency service access.

 

There is currently no adopted policy or set guidelines that outlined the procedures which should take place when naming roads within the region. In the past Council has named roads by taking into account their historical significance, for example, the original settlers, families that have been in the area for an extended period of time or families that now reside in the area.

 

The proposed naming of the roads (see Map in attachment) based on local flora species are -

 

“Wattle Court”

“Acacia Road”

“Lomandra Avenue” (this is a continuation of a road constructed under stage 1 of the project)

Consultation (internal/external):

Internal:

Kim Edwards – GIS Officer

 

External:

James Isaac – Town Planner Wolter Consulting Group

Mitchell Hendricks – Wolter Consulting Group

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

Nil

Policy Implications:

Nil

Financial Resource Implications:

Nil

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.5.1(a) To provide professional and technical engineering advice and support for Council in an effective and timely
manner.

Supporting Documentation:

1View

Stage 4 Roma Urban Development Area - Street Naming Application - Bowen Street Roma -142 SP250497 - DEV2011/173

D12/29715

 

Report authorised by:

John  Gwydir, Manager Engineering Services


Attachment 1

Stage 4 Roma Urban Development Area - Street Naming Application - Bowen Street Roma -142 SP250497 - DEV2011/173

 



 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  26 September 2012

Officer Report

Meeting: General  26 September 2012

Date: 10 September 2012

Item Number: 15.1

File Number: D12/27751

 

Subject Heading:                     Per-capita contribution to Southern Queensland Country Tourism

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                        

Location:                                          

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Ryan Gittins, Business Development Facilitator

 

 

Executive Summary: 

Consideration is sought in relation to Council’s financial contribution to Southern Queensland Country Tourism for the 2012/13 financial year.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation:

That Council endorses a per-capita payment of $1.15 to Southern Queensland Country Tourism (SQCT) for the 2012/13 financial year. Written confirmation of Council’s resolution will subsequently be provided to SQCT.

 

 

Body of Report:

 

Southern Queensland Country Tourism (SQCT) has requested written confirmation of Council’s financial contribution for the 2012/13 financial year. This confirmation (in the form of Council resolution and subsequent written confirmation) is required before a partnership agreement can be formalised.

 

After consultation between Council and SQCT it has been determined that a per-capita contribution of $1.15 would be suitable. According to the 2011 census data the Maranoa Region has a residential population of 13,076.  In view of this information, Maranoa’s contribution would total approximately $15,037.

 

This is the first year in which the Regional Tourism Office will be funded on a per-capita basis. This change will result in a modest expense increase from the fee of $12,145 paid for the 2011/12 financial year.

 

Consultation (internal/external):

Robert Hayward – Director Planning & Environment

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

Nil

Policy Implications:

Nil

Financial Resource Implications:

Per-capita contribution of $1.15.

Based on ABS 2011 census data, Council’s contribution would total approximately $15,037

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.4.2(a) To identify and implement actions that facilitates the development of the regional tourism industry.

Supporting Documentation:

1View

Confirmation of Per Capita Contribution support to the Regional Tourism Organisation Southern Queensland Country Tourism

S12/12215

 

Report authorised by:

Robert Hayward, Director Planning & Environment


Attachment 1

Confirmation of Per Capita Contribution support to the Regional Tourism Organisation Southern Queensland Country Tourism

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  26 September 2012

Officer Report

Meeting: General  26 September 2012

Date: 14 September 2012

Item Number: 15.2

File Number: D12/28648

 

Subject Heading:                     Application for Material Change of Use for “Extractive Industry” (Gravel Pit) and Environmentally Relevant Activity 16(2b) Extractive and Screening Activities  (2011/17934)

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Annejeda Pty Ltd C/- Andrew Reardon

Location:                                           28109 Carnarvon Highway, Tingin Qld 4455 (Lot 2 on RP887935)

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

 

Executive Summary:  The application seeks a Development Permit for a Material Change of Use for “Extractive Industry” (Gravel Pit) and ERA 16(2b) Extractive and Screening Activities on land at 28109 Carnarvon Highway, Tingun QLD 4455, described as Lot 2 on RP887935.

 

The proposed development is consistent with the Bungil Shire Planning Scheme 2006 including the DEOs and Rural Zone Code.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation:  Council approve the application for a Material Change of Use for “Extractive Industry” (Gravel Pit) and ERA 16(2b) Extractive and Screening Activities at 28109 Carnarvon Highway, Tingun QLD 4455 and described as Lot 2 on RP887935, subject to the following conditions:

 

Complete and Maintain

 

1.         Complete and maintain the approved development as follows: (i) 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 – “Extractive Industry” (Gravel Pit) and ERA16(2b) Extractive and Screening Activities in accordance with the approved plan:

 

Plan/Document number

Plan/Document name

Date

DWG01

Site Plan

20/01/12

 

Site Works

4.         Any construction works on site are to be undertaken in accordance with the Institute of Engineers (Australia) (IEAUST) Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Engineering Guidelines for Queensland Construction sites.

5.         Detailed plans for any proposed site work are to be incorporate in an application for operational works.

Operations of Approved Use

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

7.         Extraction areas are to be carried out within discrete areas of the site. The developer is to provide Council with plans demonstrating the location and boundaries of extraction pits prior to commencement of the use and on an annual basis thereafter. Rehabilitation is to be carried out on pits that have ceased to be used for extraction, as determined by Council.

Stormwater and Drainage

8.         Stormwater must not be allowed to pond on the development site 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.         There must be no increases in any silt loads or contaminants in any overland flow from the development site.

10.       Stormwater run-off from surface areas is to be collected internally in order to ensure that stormwater causes no potential release of contaminants on to the surrounding land.  A draft ‘Site Based Stormwater Management Plan’ (SBSMP) shall be provided to both DEHP and Council for comment and approval for implementation as part of the development.

Erosion Control

11.       During construction, soil erosion and sediment is to be managed in accordance with Schedule 7: “Standards for Construction Activity” of the ‘Bungil Shire Council Planning Scheme’.

Excavation and Filling

12.       Bulk earthworks to occur on the development site shall be in accordance with AS 3798:2007 for Industrial developments.

13.       All re-shaped disturbed land must be similar in form to surrounding undisturbed land.

14.       All backfilled excavations must be overfilled to allow for settlement.

Services Provisions

15.       The site must be provided with on-site water supply with sufficient capacity to meet operational needs, including watering to minimise dust nuisance, to the satisfaction of Council’s engineer.

16.       A 20,000L water tanker/trailer with fire-fighting capability, must be available on site while extractive activity is being undertaken.

17.       The development site shall have a temporary, transportable effluent disposal facility at all times during the operation of the extractive activities and a plan for the same shall be submitted to the Council.

18.       The site must be provided with an electricity supply generator to service all approved uses on the site. 

Rubbish Collection

19.       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.

Access, Roads, Landscaping and Lighting

20.       All weather gravel vehicle access shall be provided for traffic movement within the development site.

21.       Any parking areas on the site shall be clear of vehicular movement areas.  No parking area shall be allowed to encroach into swept paths of vehicular movements.

22.       Any damage to Council 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.

Avoiding Nuisance

23.       All lighting of the site, including temporary 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.

24.       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.

25.       The approved development and the premises shall be maintained in a clean and tidy condition.

Signage and linemarking

26.       Signage and linemarking to be in accordance with MUTCD requirements and AS/NZS 2890.2:2004 - Parking facilities Part 2: Off-street commercial vehicle facilities. 

27.       Signage is to be erected to delineate vehicle manoeuvring pathways on site.

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.       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.

31.       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:

Refer to Attachment 1.

Consultation (internal/external):

-      Department of Transport and Main Roads (Concurrence Agency)

-      Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (Concurrence Agency)

-      Ken Ryan and Associates Pty Ltd and Lou Scarpato Futureproof Strategies as part of the LOCAL GOVERNMENT PLANNING ALLIANCE (Planning Consultant) 

-      MRC Engineering Department (Internal)

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 Bungil Shire Planning Scheme.

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

Body of Report

D12/28667

2View

DTMR Response

D12/18686

3View

DEHP Response

D12/11536

 

Report authorised by:

Robert Hayward, Director Planning & Environment


Attachment 1

Body of Report

 

 

1.0 Background information

 

The proposed development is for “Extractive Industry”, being a gravel pit for the extraction of gravel for civil construction tasks. The proposed development includes ERA 16(2b) Extractive and Screening Activities. 

 

The proposed development will be located within a small area towards the middle of the site.  The proposed development will involve the extraction of between 15,000-20,000 tonnes of gravel per annum, and constitutes ERA 16(2b) Extractive and Screening Activities.

 

Motor vehicle access to the site will be obtained from one crossover to the Carnarvon Highway to the north-east of the site.

 

The applicant has applied for operation of the development from Monday to Saturday, 7.00am to 5.30pm. The site will only be operated on a continuous basis within these operating hours approximately 8-10 days per year, when a bulldozer is used to stockpile material.  On all other days the site will only be attended when trucks collect the material. 

 

Nuisance resulting from dust, light and noise will be mitigated through site management plans and the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection conditions of development for the Environmentally Relevant Activity. It is considered that these measures, in conjunction with the recommended conditions of approval and limited operating hours, will sufficiently mitigate the adverse impacts of the development on the surrounding area.

 

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) and Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) are Concurrence Agencies for the proposed development.  DTMR and DEHP imposed conditions of development approval for the proposed use (Attachments 2 and 3).

 

The applicant has provided the following Proposal Plans in support of the proposed development –

 


Attachment 1

Body of Report

 

 


Attachment 1

Body of Report

 

2.0 Definition of use and assessment status - the premises – locality and zoning

The proposed use is defined as "Extractive Industry" in the Bungil Shire Planning Scheme 2006 which is described as follows:

“Extractive Industry” means any premises used for the winning or treatment on the land or on adjacent land, of gravel, rock, sand, soil, stone, or other similar materials.  The term does not include the removal of materials authorised by Section 106(1) of the Local Government Act 1993, or mining within the means of the Mineral Resources Act 1989.  Transport Infrastructure Art – extraction of material from roadway.

 

The site is situated at 28109 Carnarvon Highway, Tingun QLD 4455 and described as Lot 2 on RP887935 (refer Figure 1 - Locality Plan).

 

Figure 1 - Locality Plan                                                                                               Source: Whereis (2012)

 

The site is situated in the Rural Zone of the Bungil Shire Planning Scheme 2006 (refer Figure 2 - Zoning).

 

Figure 2 - Zoning                                                           Source: Bungil Shire Planning Scheme 2006

 

The site is currently vacant and used for cattle grazing.  Adjoining the site to the north west, west and south west are similar vacant rural allotments.  The Carnarvon Highway borders the site to the north east (refer Figure 3 - Aerial Photograph).


 

 Figure 3 - Aerial Photograph                                                                                    Source: Nearmap 2012

 

 

 

 

3.0 Assessment against the planning scheme

Impact assessment

This application is subject to Impact Assessment and is assessed against the relevant provisions of the planning scheme, including any relevant codes. The provisions of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 [SPA] may be summarized: s313 provides that the assessment manager must carry out the impact assessment having regard to—

(a) the State planning regulatory provisions;

(b) the regional plan for a designated region, to the extent it is not identified in the planning scheme as being appropriately reflected in the planning scheme;

(c)  any applicable codes, other than concurrence agency codes the assessment manager does not apply, that are identified as a code for IDAS under this or another Act;

(d) State planning policies, to the extent the policies are not

a)   any relevant regional plan as being appropriately reflected in the regional plan; or

b)   the planning scheme as being appropriately reflected in the planning scheme;

(e) any applicable codes in the following instruments—

(i)   a structure plan;

(ii)  a master plan;

(iii) a temporary local planning instrument;

(iv) a preliminary approval to which section 242 applies;

(v)  a planning scheme;

(f)   if the assessment manager is an infrastructure provider—the priority infrastructure plan.

 

There is no conflict with these provisions of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. 


 

Proposed use in conflict with planning scheme

Although the planning scheme requires that the proposed development is assessed against the Impact Assessable provisions of the planning scheme, the development proposed does not conflict with the intent of the planning scheme for the zone in which it is to be located.

 

Desired Environmental Outcome

The Desired Environmental Outcomes (DEOs) are based on ecological sustainability established by IPA and continued under SPA and are the basis for the measures of the planning scheme.  Compliance is outlined 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 Shire are protected.

 

The site is not mapped as containing protected or environmentally significant areas.  The proposed development will not result in the removal of any vegetation, or impact on any other adjoining environmentally significant areas, including wetlands, habitats, corridors and open spaces.   

 

(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 subject 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 proposed development will not adversely impact on water or air quality nor adversely impact on the biodiversity of the area.

 

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

 

The subject site is not identified as being in proximity to, or a place of, historical, cultural or social significance. 

 

 

(b) Economic

 

(i)   Good Quality Agricultural Land is protected as a major economic resource for the region.

 

The site is mapped as being Good Quality Agricultural Land (GQAL).  The proposed development will be operated within a small section towards the middle of the site and will not adversely impact on the ability of the balance area of the site to continue to be used as grazing land.

 

(ii)  Key Resource Areas, extractive resources, petroleum, gas and mineral resources are protected as a major economic resource for the region.

 

The proposed development includes an Extractive Industry use, being a gravel pit for extraction of gravel material for civil construction tasks.  The proposed development will enhance the economic resources within the region.

 

(iii) 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 service the community and region by establishing a gravel pit for the extraction of gravel for civil construction tasks.  The proposed development will encourage economic activity within the local area.

 

(iv) Rural business opportunities are improved to protect and value-add to the existing rural based economy.

 

The proposed development will improved local business opportunities to protect and value-add to the existing rural based economy.

 

(c)  Community Well-Being & Lifestyle

 

(i)   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 development will gain access to the existing road network via the Carnarvon Highway to the north east.  Due to the nature of the use, the site will be provided with an electricity generator, on-site water storage and a temporary and relocatable sewerage disposal system.

 

(ii)  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 rural amenity.

 

The proposed development is for an industrial use.

 

(iii) 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 considered to be a sensitive land use and will not adversely impact on the current or future operations of established infrastructure networks.   DTMR are a Concurrence Agency for the proposed development and have imposed conditions to address the impact of the development on road corridors (refer to Attachment 2).

 

(iv) The role and identity of Injune as the main business and community centre of the shire is consolidated.

 

The proposed development is for an industrial use and will not affect the role and identity of Injune as the main business and community centre of the shire.

 

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

 

The site is not mapped as containing natural or other hazards, including bushfire hazard.

 

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

 

The proposal is for an Industrial use and will not affect the range of housing types in the town.

 

Overall Outcomes for Rural Zone Code

The Rural Zone Code identifies overall outcomes providing direction about relevant assessment issues. 

1)   The overall outcomes are the purpose of the Rural Zone Code:

2)   The code seeks to ensure that development within the Rural Zone:

 

(a)  reflects the economic potential of the rural area;

 

The proposed development is for a quarry for the extraction of white rock material, and will enhance the economic potential of the rural area.

 

(b) is appropriately located within the Rural Zone and existing and future Rural Activities are not prejudiced by inappropriate development;

 

The proposed development will be located within a small area towards the middle of the site.  The development will not adversely impact on adjoining sites or surrounding rural uses.

 

(c)   maintains the environment, including soil, air and water, compatible with healthy natural systems and ensures public health and safety;

 

The proposed development will be required to be carried out in accordance with the conditions imposed for ERA 16(2b) Extractive and Screening Activities. It is considered that compliance with these conditions will minimise adverse environmental impacts.     

 

(d)  protects Good Quality Agricultural Land (GQAL) from fragmentation, alienation or encroachment of incompatible land uses in accordance with State Planning Policy 1/92 – “Development and Conservation of Agricultural Land”;

 

The subject site is mapped as being Good Quality Agricultural Land (GQAL).  The proposed development will be established within a small area towards the middle of the site.  The proposed development will not adversely impact on the ability of the balance area of the site to be used for agricultural purposes.

 

(e)  is located, designed and operated in a manner that protects and enhances the predominant rural scale, intensity, form and character;

 

The proposed development is of a scale and intensity that is consistent with both the rural area and the adjoining rural and industrial uses. 

 

(f)    maintains the rural amenity;

 

The proposed development is for an industrial use located within a rural area.  The proposed development is located in a small area in the middle of the site and will maintain sufficient setbacks to all site boundaries to maintain the amenity of the area.

 

(g)  does not prejudice or impact adversely on other uses including those within other Zones;

 

The proposed use will not impact adversely on adjoining or surrounding uses, as development will be carried out in accordance with the conditions imposed for the Environmentally Relevant Activity.  The proposed development will be located within a small area towards the middle of the site. It is considered that subject to the recommended conditions of approval, the proposed development will not prejudice or adversely impact on other uses, including established uses within other Zones.

 

(h)  has an appropriately designed access to the road network and traffic generated by the development does not impact adversely on the local road network;

 

The proposed development will obtain access from Carnarvon Highway to the north of the site, via a single crossover in accordance with DTMR conditions.

 

(i)    protects areas and sites of conservation importance, including cultural and high landscape values;

 

The site is not mapped as containing protected areas or sites of conservation importance.   

 

(j)    is undertaken in an orderly and logical sequence to achieve an efficient provision of infrastructure;

 

The subject site is not connected to infrastructure.  An on-site sewerage treatment system, water tank and generator will be required to service all proposed uses at the site as a condition of development.

 

(k)   is located and designed in ways that minimize the need for flood, bushfire and landslide mitigation and to protect people and premises from such natural events;

 

The site is not mapped as being subject to bushfire hazard area or other natural hazards.

 

(l)    has water supply, storm water disposal, sustainable effluent and waste disposal and power to appropriate standards adequate for the use; and

 

The subject site is not connected to infrastructure.  An on-site sewerage treatment system, water tank and generator will be conditioned as part of the development.

 

(m) does not impact adversely on infrastructure.

 

Sufficient on-site water supply and sewerage disposal system will be required for the proposed development as a condition of development approval. 

 

 

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

 

Rural Zone Code

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

 

Relevant performance criteria -  the Rural Zone Code

Assessment responses

For all of the Rural Area

1. Infrastructure

PC1 Electricity

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

The proposed development will be provided with an electricity supply generator to service the site, which will be a condition of development.

PC2 Water Supply

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

The proposed development will be provided with on-site water supply as a condition of development. A 20,000L water tanker/trailer, with fire-fighting capability, is also to be available on the site.

PC3 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 site will be provided with a temporary, transportable effluent disposable facility, as a condition of development.

PC4 Stormwater/Inter-allotment Drainage

Stormwater is collected and discharged so as to:

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

b)   prevent the waterlogging of nearby land; and

c)   protect and maintain environmental values.

Stormwater and inter-allotment drainage will be required to be collected and discharged in accordance with Schedule 6: “Standards for Stormwater Drainage”, as a condition of development.

PC5 Vehicle Access

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

Access to the site will be provided via a single crossover to the Carnarvon Highway to the north east of the site.  DTMR was a Concurrence Agency for the application and have set conditions restricting access to the Highway (refer to Attachment 2).

PC6 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 is for an Extractive Industry use, being a gravel pit.  The site will not be operated on a continuous basis, with gravel extraction only occurring 8-10 days per year.  The site is visited infrequently during the remainder of the year, by trucks collecting the extracted material.  The proposed development is therefore not considered to require designated car parking spaces.

PC7.1 Roads

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

N/A – The proposed development does not involve road construction. 

PC7.2 Location

Development must be located where there is convenient access.

The site will be accessed by an all weather road from Carnarvon Highway to the north east.

PC8.1 Highways

All Highways are maintained and enhanced as a link between major centres.

 

PC8.2 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.

 

PC8.3 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.

The site obtains access to the Carnarvon Highway to the north east via a single driveway crossover.  DTMR was a Concurrence Agency for the application and has set conditions relating to access to the Highway (refer to Attachment 2).

 

The proposed development is to be located within a small area towards the middle of the site, and will be located at least 100 metres away from the Carnarvon Highway.

 

The proposed development is not a noise sensitive development.

PC9 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.

No habitable structure is constructed within 100 metres of an oil or gas pipeline.

 

PC10 Refuse Tips and Effluent Treatment Plants

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

No building is to be constructed within 500 metres of a refuse tip or effluent treatment plant.

PC11.1 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.

 

PC11.2

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

The proposed development is not located in proximity to a railway corridor.

 

 

 

 

 

PC12 Electricity Transmission Line Easement – Vegetation

Transmission lines within an Electricity transmission line easement are protected from vegetation.

The site is does not contain or is in proximity to an electricity easement.

PC13 Electricity Transmission Line Easement – Separation Distance

Habitable buildings and community orientated uses are located a minimum distance from lines to ensure community safety.

The site is remote from electricity easements.

2.  Environment

 

PC14 Watercourses

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

The site is not in proximity to a lake or watercourse.  

PC15 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 of the extent and magnitude of flooding.

The site is not identified as being subject to flooding.

PC16 Air Emissions

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

The proposed development will be required to adhere to conditions regarding the operation of ERA 16(2b) Extractive and Screening Activities which will include measures to minimise air emissions from the proposed use in accordance with Environmental Protection (Air) Policy 2008.

PC17 Noise Emissions

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

The proposed development will be required to adhere to conditions regarding the operation of ERA 16(2b) Extractive and Screening Activities, which will include measures to minimise noise emissions from the proposed use in accordance with Environmental Protection (Air) Policy 2008.

PC18 Water Quality

The standard effluent and/or storm water 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

e)   industrial use.

The proposed development will be required to comply with Schedule 6: “Standards for Stormwater Drainage”, as a condition of development.

PC19 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;

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

N/A – The proposed development does not involve any building works.

PC20 Construction Activities

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

N/A – The proposed development does not involve any building works.

PC21 Separation of Incompatible land uses

Separation distances are provided to ensure:

a)   the future viability of surrounding uses;

b)   infrastructure items are protected from incompatible development;

c)   an appropriate standard of amenity and public safety; and

d)   conflict arising from incompatible uses is minimised.

N/A – The propose development is for an Extractive Industry and is not considered a sensitive land use.

PC22.1 Development in the Vicinity of airports:

Development in the vicinity of Airports:

a)   does not adversely affect the operation of the airport;

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

c)   does not restrict future operational demands of the airport.

N/A – The site is not located within 100 metres of the boundary of an airport.

PC22.2 Airport Protection

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

-   the physical intrusion of buildings or other structures into the Obstacle Limitation Surfaces;

-   attracting birds and or bats to the area which could cause or contribute to bird strike hazard;

-   providing very bright lighting or lighting similar to aerodrome lighting, which can distract or confuse aircraft pilots;

-   interfering with navigation or communication facilities;

-   emissions that may affect pilot visibility or aircraft operations; or

-   transient intrusions into the airport’s operational space.

The site is not located within proximity to an airport.  The proposed development is for a gravel pit and will not cause an obstruction or other potential hazard to aircraft movement.


PC23 Good Quality Agricultural Land

Good Quality Agricultural Land areas as identified in Map R2 – Good Quality Agricultural Land are conserved and managed for the longer term and protected from development that may lead to its alienation or diminished productivity.

The site is mapped as being Good Quality Agricultural Land (GQAL).  The proposed development will be located within a small area towards the middle of the site, and will not impact on the ability of the balance of the site to be continued to be used as grazing land.

PC24 Vegetation Retention

Development retains vegetation for the:

a)   protection of scenic quality;

b)   protection of general habitat;

c)   protection of soil quality; and

d)   establishment of open space corridors and networks.

The site has been predominantly cleared for use as grazing land.  The proposed development will not involve the clearing of any trees on the site.

PC25 Protected Areas

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

N/A – The site is not mapped as containing any protected areas.   

PC26 Sloping Land

Development is undertaken to ensure:

a)   vulnerability to landslip erosion and land degradation is minimised; and

b)   safety of persons and property is not compromised.

The proposed development will not be located on land containing a slope of greater than 15 per cent.

 

PC27 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 maximized 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 structure and hazardous vegetation.

N/A – The site is not mapped as being subject to bushfire hazard.

 

PC28 Buildings of Significance

The architectural merit and precinct value of cultural heritage items listed in Schedule 10 is maintained.

N/A – The site does not contain nor is in close proximity to buildings of significance.

PC29 Cultural Heritage

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

N/A – The site does not contain nor is in close proximity to known places of indigenous and/or cultural heritage.

PC30 Character Buildings

Development adjacent to buildings identified as heritage or character buildings incorporates design features, materials and details that blend with the existing character.

N/A – The development is not adjacent to buildings identified as heritage or character buildings.

PC31 Residential Outbuildings

Rural amenity is to be maintained.

N/A – The proposed development does not include residential outbuildings.

PC32 Buffers

Adequate buffers are provided to protect rural residential uses from agricultural, transport and industrial activities whilst also ensuring the integrity and viability of such uses.

The proposed development is for Extractive Industry, being a gravel pit.  The site is located well away from residential development and sensitive land uses, with the nearest dwelling being located more than 2.5 kilometres away from the site.  In addition heavy vehicles will travel on state controlled road.

Specific Land Uses

Catteries and Kennels

PC33

N/A – The proposed development is for Extractive Industry.

Commercial Premises

PC34-37

N/A – The proposed development is for Extractive Industry.

Community and Recreation

PC38-42

N/A – The proposed development is for Extractive Industry.

Dwelling House

PC43-45

N/A – The proposed development is for Extractive Industry.

Forestry

PC46-49

N/A – The proposed development is for Extractive Industry.

Home Based Business

PC50-52.2

N/A – The proposed development is for Extractive Industry.

Host Home Accommodation

PC53-56

N/A – The proposed development is for Extractive Industry.

Industry (Low/Medium)

PC57-62.2

N/A – The proposed development is for Extractive Industry.

Telecommunications Facility

PC58

N/A – The proposed development is for Extractive Industry.

Temporary Workers Accommodation

PC59-62

N/A – The proposed development is for Extractive Industry.

Tourist Facility

PC63-65

N/A – The proposed development is for Extractive Industry.

 

Other assessment issues

An ERA License will be required. 

 

The Department of Transport and Main Roads and the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection imposed conditions of development (Attachments 2 and 3).

 


Attachment 2

DTMR Response

 











Attachment 3

DEHP Response

 











Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  26 September 2012

Officer Report

Meeting: General  26 September 2012

Date: 23 July 2012

Item Number: 15.3

File Number: D12/21728

 

Subject Heading:                     Adoption of charges for trunk infrastructure for the Roma, Bungil, Bendemere, Booringa and Warroo Planning Schemes.

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         N/A

Location:                                           Priority Infrastructure Areas of Roma, Wallumbilla, Yuleba, Injune, Mitchell and Surat.

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

 

Executive Summary: 

 

The Queensland Government introduced a maximum infrastructure charging framework for residential and non-residential development under the Sustainable Planning Act, 2009 (SPA) and Draft State planning regulatory provision (adopted charges) (Draft SPRP) in 2011. The Draft SPRP came into effect on 1 July 2011.

 

In response the Council has resolved to adopt charges towards the end of 2011.

 

However, the Draft SPRP has expired on 30 June 2012.  To ensure local governments retain the ability to levy infrastructure charges, the Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning recently made the State planning regulatory provision (adopted charges) 2012 (SPRP 2012).

 

The key changes to the SPRP include measures to ensure local governments have the ability to levy charges for ‘non-resident workforce accommodation’ (including mining camps).

 

The Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning has written to Councils to encourage it to adopt a new resolution to ensure that infrastructure charges levied are consistent with the SPRP 2012.

 

The changes are administrative and the charge amounts remain the same as the existing resolutions under the Draft SPRP. Where new land use classes have been included the adopted charge has been calculated to be consistent with existing charges.

 

The resolutions also amend the provisions relating to discounts for existing lawful uses to enable the Council to secure a reasonable contribution for trunk infrastructure for development proposals outside the Residential Zone where an infrastructure charge has not previously been levied.

 

The charges will be reviewed for adoption for the Priority Infrastructure Plans currently being developed for the new Maranoa Planning Scheme.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

The Council adopt the amended  trunk infrastructure charges in accordance with the resolutions in Appendices 1-5

 

 

Body of Report:

Refer to Attachment 1.

Consultation (internal/external):

Plan Associates as part of the LOCAL GOVERNMENT PLANNING ALLIANCE.

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

Under Section 88 of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA), a planning scheme is required to include a priority infrastructure plan (PIP). However, in the interim maximum adopted charges apply under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA)  and Draft State planning regulatory provision (adopted charges) (Draft SPRP) unless Councils that have PIA’s in place resolve to vary charge levels up to the maximum adopted charge for trunk infrastructure.

Policy Implications:

The changes are administrative and the charge amounts remain the same as the existing resolutions under the Draft SPRP. Where new land use classes have been included the adopted charge has been calculated to be consistent with existing charges.

Financial Resource Implications:

Adopting trunk infrastructure charges will enable the Council to recover most, if not the total cost of trunk infrastructure.

 

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

Body of Report

D12/28699

2View

Infrastructure Charges for the Roma Town Planning Scheme

D12/29061

3View

Infrastructure Charges for Waroo Planning Scheme

D12/29067

4View

Infrastructure Charges for Bungil Planning Scheme

D12/29068

5View

Infrastructure Charges for Booringa Planning Scheme

D12/29069

6View

Infrastructure Charges for Bendemere Planning Scheme

D12/29070

 

Report authorised by:

Robert Hayward, Director Planning & Environment


Attachment 1

Body of Report

 

1.   Background

 

Trunk infrastructure is ‘higher order’ development infrastructure planned, funded and provided by local governments and shared between developments. In other words it is infrastructure that serves more than one lot and whole streets, suburbs and towns and typically includes the water, sewerage, transport, stormwater management and parks and community facilities detailed in Table 1 below:

 

Table 1: Trunk infrastructure networks, systems and items

Network

System

Elements

Water

Bulk Supply

·    Water sources (groundwater – artesian bores)

·    Raw water mains; and

·    Associated monitoring systems.

Distribution

·    Distribution mains generally ≥150 mm diameter; and

·    Associated monitoring systems.

Sewerage

Reticulation

·    Pump stations;

·    Gravity sewers generally ≥150 mm diameter; and

·    Associated monitoring systems

Sewerage

Treatment

 

·    Sewerage Treatment Plant;

·    Storage Facilities (Oxidation Pond);and

·    Associated monitoring systems

Transport

Local Government

and State Controlled

Road

State controlled and collector roads – including

associated intersections, local road drainage, kerb and channel, swales, culverts, bridges, and pathways within the road reserve.

Stormwater

Management

 

Quantity

·    Natural waterways;

·    Overland flow paths/ channels; and

·    Piped drainage

Recreation

Facilities

 

Public Parks

Land, works and embellishments for local, district and LGA

parks.

Other Community Facilities

Land and basic works associated with the clearing of land and connection to services only.

 

By making a contribution towards trunk infrastructure new development effectively “buys into” existing, and pays its fair share of the cost of providing the additional, or new infrastructure required to service that development.

 

Under Section 88 of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA), a planning scheme is required to include a priority infrastructure plan (PIP).

 

Until a PIP is included in a planning scheme Councils are required to make use of adopted charges under a State planning regulatory provision (SPRP).

 

 

2.   Situation in Maranoa Regional Council

 

The Council is well advanced with the process of making a PIP which will be included in the new planning scheme for the Maranoa Regional Council.

 

Pending the inclusion of a PIP in the new planning scheme, the Council currently has resolutions in place under the Draft State planning regulatory provision (adopted charges) which enables it to charge for trunk infrastructure.

However, the Draft SPRP has expired on 30 June 2012.  To ensure local governments retain the ability to levy infrastructure charges, the Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning, recently made the State planning regulatory provision (adopted charges) 2012 (SPRP 2012).

The Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning has written to Councils to encourage it to adopt a new resolution to ensure that infrastructure charges levied are consistent with the SPRP 2012.

Also, as part of the finalisation of the SPRP, feedback received from stakeholders was considered by the Department. Subsequently the following amendments have been made to the SPRP:

·      changes to Schedule 1 of the SPRP to move ‘non-resident workforce accommodation’ from the ‘Minor uses’ charge category to ‘Specialised uses’. This amendment ensures local governments have the ability to levy charges for ‘non-resident workforce accommodation’ (including mining camps);

·      clarification in Schedule 1 of the SPRP regarding the methodology for determining infrastructure charges for ‘Accommodation (short-term)’ and ‘Accommodation (long-term)’ development;

·      updating of priority infrastructure area maps as requested by local governments; and

·      grammatical amendments to clarify the purpose, intent and operation of the SPRP.

3.   Current charge levels for Maranoa Regional Council

 

The maximum adopted charge is currently set at $28,000 for a 3 bedroom house.

 

However, the Council has discounted the maximum charges for urban centres of the size and with the function of Roma and Wallumbilla, Yuleba, Injune, Mitchell and Surat as follows:

 

1.   A 25% discount or 75% of the maximum adopted charge for the Roma Priority Infrastructure Area (PIA). This translates into a reduction of $7,000 for a three bedroom house to an amount of $21,000.

2.   A 50% discount or 50% of the maximum adopted charge for the Wallumbilla, Yuleba, Injune, Mitchell and Surat PIA’s. This translates into a reduction of $14,000 for a three bedroom house to an amount of $14,000.

This advice is supported by Table 2 below which cites the charges adopted by local governments similar to Maranoa Regional Council.

 

Table 2: Maximum Charges Adopted by similar Councils

Local Government

Adopted Charge: Large Town

Adopted Charge: Smaller Towns

Western Downs RC

$22,000-00

$13,000-00

Scenic Rim RC

$25,000-00

$14,000-00

Lockyer Valley RC

$25,000-00

N/A

Blackall-Tambo RC

N/A

$14,000-00

Maranoa RC

$21,000-00

$14,000-00

 

These proposed discount rates have been applied pro-rata to the other land uses in the respective PIA’s and are reflected in the schedule in Table 2 of the resolutions.

 

The charges will be reviewed for adoption for the Priority Infrastructure Plan currently being developed for the new Maranoa Planning Scheme.

4.   Calculation of adopted infrastructure charge

 

The adopted infrastructure charge is to be calculated as follows:

 

AIC = AC –D 

 

Where:

 

·    AIC is the adopted infrastructure charge that may be levied for development;

·    AC is the adopted charge for the trunk infrastructure networks to service the development stated in stated in Table 2 of the resolutions; and

·    D is the discount for the trunk infrastructure networks servicing the premises stated in the resolutions.

 

Regarding the latter, the resolutions make provision for a credit to be applied where:

 

·    A contribution for trunk infrastructure has already been made in respect of an existing lawful use.

·    The proposed development is not to be connected to a specific trunk infrastructure network.

 

Regarding the latter, all development in all the PIA’s are expected to be serviced by at least the stormwater, transport and parks and community land networks for trunk infrastructure.  The proposed indicative percentage breakdown of the total charge for the purposes of determining a credit for non-connection to the water or sewerage supply is below:

 

Water supply network:                      30% of total charge

Sewerage network:                           20% of total charge

 

If for example a development for a three bed roomed house in Roma does not connect to the water network a credit of 30% of the total adopted charge ($6,300-00) will apply.

 

It should be noted that trunk infrastructure for sewerage is not provided in the Wallumbilla and Yuleba PIA’s of the former Bendemere Shire. Consequently, a 20% discount for development in these two PIA’s has been built into the adopted charges in Table 2 of the Bendemere Adopted Charges Resolution.

 

6    Amendment of discount provisions

 

The provisions in the resolutions regarding credit for existing/lawful land uses currently have the implication that a nil charge generally apply for industrial development in the Industry Zone under the Roma Planning Scheme. As a result, the Council have been unable to levy charges totalling several hundred thousand dollars to date.

 

The principle underpinning this that a Council cannot "double dip" - a contribution for trunk infrastructure commensurate with the use categories in the Industrial Zone is assumed to been levied in the past when the land was first developed. Council cannot levy a trunk infrastructure charge again if the use remains "Industrial".

 

The same situation may apply for other applications such as commercial development in the Commercial Zone under the Roma Planning Scheme.

 

However, Section 648D (d) of the Act confers the discretion on local governments to address the issue of credits as they see fit. As such Council is at liberty to amend the resolution to remove or amend the provision relating to credit for the existing lawful use of the premises.

 

While this will enable the Council to levy adopted trunk infrastructure charges for the applications, care needs to be taken such an amendment will not be subject to legal challenge on the basis that it constitutes "double dipping" on the part of the Council.

 

The amended resolutions seek to remedy this situation by inserting the following clause under Section 5 for all the resolutions:

 

(ii) For applications other than proposals for development under the residential adopted infrastructure charge category the discount under (i) (a) and (b) will only apply where:

 

a.   It can be demonstrated a monetary contribution in respect of the subject property for trunk infrastructure equal to the discount have been made under an adopted charges resolution, or infrastructure charges agreement, head works charges, a condition or conditions  imposed by the Council or another charging mechanism; or

b.   the development entails a change in the relevant adopted infrastructure charges category under Table 2 of the resolution.

 

To remove any doubt the resolution for the Roma planning scheme has an additional clause that states”

 

(iii) To remove any doubt, it is stated that a discount will not apply to a development proposal in the Industrial, Commercial, Special Uses and Open Space and Recreation Zones unless the conditions under 5 (ii) (a) and (b) have been met.

 

The following should be noted:

 

1.   Due to the way in which the adopted charges under Table 2 are structured the same problem does not exist in relation to charges levied for residential development under the residential adopted infrastructure charge category. As such, the amendments do not affect proposals for residential development.

 

2.   If it can be demonstrated a monetary contribution equal to a credit has already been made in the past in respect of the subject property, a credit will apply. Council can, therefore, not be accused of double-dipping. Since it would probably be unreasonable for an applicant to access infrastructure records, the Council will need to make a determination on the value of any previous contributions, if any. 

 

3.   A nil charge only eventuates where the application does not result in a change to the adopted infrastructure charge category. For example, if the adopted infrastructure charge category change from industrial to commercial as a result of the application, a significant infrastructure charge is payable and the credit will still apply. 

 

4.   Resolutions

 

In response to the request of the Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning it is proposed that Council resolve to adopt amended infrastructure charges for each planning scheme area.

 

To this effect five separate resolutions, one for each planning scheme area are attached as Attachments 2 to 6.


Attachment 2

Infrastructure Charges for the Roma Town Planning Scheme

 

Maranoa Regional Council

Resolution to adopt Infrastructure Charges for the Roma Planning Scheme under the State planning regulatory provision (adopted charges), 2012

 

1.   When resolution has effect

 

This resolution has effect on and from 26 September 2012.

 

 

2.   Priority infrastructure area

 

The priority infrastructure area for the Roma planning scheme of the Maranoa Regional Council is identified in the State planning regulatory provision (adopted charges).

 

3.   Comparison of planning scheme use categories and SPRP charge categories

 

To assist in applying the adopted infrastructure charges schedule in schedule 1 of the State planning regulatory provision (adopted charges) 2012, Table 1 provides a guide to the uses under the planning scheme that come within the uses mentioned in column 2 of the adopted infrastructure charges schedule.

 

 

Table 1 - Planning scheme use categories and SPRP charge categories

Current planning scheme use categories

 

 

SPRP charge categories

 

 

Residential

Dwelling House, Dwelling Unit

Dwelling house

Caretakers Residence

Caretaker’s accommodation

Accommodation Unit, Multiple Dwelling Units, Apartment Houses

Multiple dwelling

Dual Occupancy

Dual occupancy

Accommodation (short term)

Hotel, Motel

Hotel

Temporary Accommodation, Host Home Accommodation

Short-term accommodation

Caravan Park, Camping Ground

Tourist park

Accommodation (long term)

Accommodation Units

Community residence

Accommodation Units, Rooming Unit

Hostel

Caravan Park

Relocatable home park

Retirement Village, Accommodation Units

Retirement facility

Places of assembly

Community Orientated Use

Club

Community Orientated Use

Community use

Community Orientated Use

Function facility

Community Orientated Use

Funeral parlour

Place of worship

Place of worship

Commercial (bulk goods)

Showroom, Storage Facility, Warehouse

Agricultural supplies store

Showroom, Storage Facility, Warehouse

Bulk landscape supplies

Showroom, Storage Facility, Warehouse

Garden centre

Showroom, Storage Facility, Warehouse

Hardware and trade supplies

Showroom, Storage Facility

Outdoor sales

Showroom

Showroom

Commercial (retail)

Shop

Adult store

Catering Shop, Food Outlet, Restaurant

Food and drink outlet

Shop

Service industry

Service Station

Service station

Shop

Shop

Shopping Centre

Shopping centre

Commercial (office)

Professional Office

Office

N/A

Sales office

Education facility

Child Care Centre, Child Orientated Uses

Child care centre

Community Orientated Uses

Community care centre

Educational establishment

Educational establishment

Entertainment

N/A

Hotel (non-residential component)

N/A

Theatre

N/A

Nightclub

Indoor sport and recreational facility

Indoor Recreation

Indoor sport and recreation

Industry

Low Impact Industry

Low impact industry

Medium Impact Industry

Medium impact industry

Industry

Research and technology industry

Industry

Rural industry

Warehouse

Warehouse

N/A

Waterfront and marine industry

High impact industry

Noxious or Offensive Industry

Noxious and hazardous industries

High Impact Industry

High impact industry

Low impact rural

N/A

Animal husbandry

Agriculture

Cropping

Forestry

Permanent plantations

N/A

Wind farm

High impact rural

Intensive Animal Industry

Aquaculture

Intensive Animal Industry

Intensive animal industries

N/A

Intensive horticulture

N/A

Wholesale nursery

N/A

Winery

Essential services

N/A

Correctional facility

N/A

Emergency services

Health Care Premises

Health care services

N/A

Hospital

N/A

Residential care facility

N/A

Veterinary services

Specialised uses

Transport Terminal

Air services

N/A

Animal keeping

Off Street Car Park

Car park

N/A

Crematorium

N/A

Major sport recreation and entertainment facility

N/A

Motor sport

Park

Outdoor sport and recreation

N/A

Port services

Tourist Facility

Tourist attraction

Public Utility

Utility installation

Extractive Industry

Extractive industry

Accommodation Units

Non-residential workforce accommodation

Minor uses

N/A

Advertising device

N/A

Cemetery

Home Based Office

Home based business

N/A

Landing

N/A

Market

N/A

Roadside stalls

Telecommunications Facility

Telecommunications facility

N/A

Temporary use

Park

Park

N/A

Outdoor lighting

 


Attachment 2

Infrastructure Charges for the Roma Town Planning Scheme

 

4.   Adopted infrastructure charges

 

The Maranoa Regional Council resolves to adopt the charges mentioned in table 2, column 3, for development for a use mentioned in table 2, column 2.

 

The local government declares that an adopted infrastructure charge in table 2, column 3, applies to that part of the local government area mentioned for that charge in table 2, column 4.

 

The area in which the adopted infrastructure charge applies is identified in Map 1: Roma PIA.

 

Table 2 – Adopted infrastructure charge

·             

1 or 2 bedroom dwelling

  Column 1

Adopted infrastructure charge category

Column 2

Use

Column 3

Adopted infrastructure charges

 

Column 4

Part of Local Government Area (LGA) to which charge applies

Residential

 

 

·              Dwelling house

·              Caretaker’s accommodation

·              Multiple dwelling

·              Dual occupancy

 

 

Adopted infrastructure charge                                

Adopted infrastructure charges for stormwater network

Map1: Roma PIA

$15,000 per dwelling unit

N/A

 

·              Dwelling house

·              Caretaker’s accommodation

·              Multiple dwelling

·              Dual occupancy

$21,000 per dwelling unit

 

3 or more bedroom dwelling 

N/A

Map1: Roma PIA

Accommodation (short term)

·              Hotel

·              Short-term accommodation

·              Tourist park

For a tent or caravan site in a tourist park:

$7,500

per 1 or 2 tent/caravan sites

or

$10,500

per 3 tent or caravan sites

 

N/A

Map1: Roma PIA

For a cabin in a tourist park:

$7,500

per cabin with 1 or 2 bedrooms

or

$10,500

per cabin with 3 or more bedrooms

Map1: Roma PIA

 

For a hotel or short-term accommodation:

 $7,500

per suite (with 1 or 2 bedrooms)

or

$10,500

per suite (with 3 or more bedrooms)

or

$7,500

per bedroom (for a bedroom that is not within a suite)

 

Map1: Roma PIA

Accommodation (long term)

 

·              Community residence

·              Hostel

·              Relocatable home park

·              Retirement facility

 

For a relocatable home park:

$15,000

per 1 or 2 bedroom relocatable dwelling site

or

$21,000

per 3 or more bedroom relocatable dwelling site

N/A

Map1: Roma PIA

Map1: Roma PIA

 

For a community residence, retirement facility or hostel:

$15,000

per suite (with 1 or 2 bedrooms)

or

$21,000

per suite (with 3 or more bedrooms)

or

$15,000

bedroom (for a bedroom that is not within a suite)

 

Map1: Roma PIA

Places of assembly

 

·              Place of worship

 

$50

per m2 of GFA

$7-50 per impervious m2

Map1: Roma PIA

Commercial (bulk goods)

 

·              Agricultural supplies store

·              Bulk landscape supplies

·              Garden centre

·              Hardware and trade supplies

·              Outdoor sales

·              Showroom

$100

per m2 of GFA

$7-50 per impervious m2

Map1: Roma PIA

Commercial (retail)

 

·              Adult store

·              Food and drink outlet

·              Service industry

·              Service station

·              Shop

·              Shopping centre

 

$135

per m2 of GFA

$7-50 per impervious m2

Map1: Roma PIA

Commercial (office)

 

·              Office

·              Sales office

$100

per m2 of GFA

$7-50 per impervious m2

Map1: Roma PIA

Education facility

 

·              Child care centre

·              Community care centre

·              Educational establishment

$100

per m2 of GFA

$7-50 per impervious m2

Map1: Roma PIA

Indoor sport and recreational facility

 

·              Indoor sport and recreation

 

$150

per m2 of GFA, court areas at $10 per m2 of GFA

$7-50 per impervious m2

Map1: Roma PIA

Industry

 

·              Low impact industry

·              Medium impact industry

·              Research and technology industry

·              Rural industry

·              Warehouse

·              Waterfront and marine industry

$35

per m2 of GFA 

$7-50 per impervious m2

Map1: Roma PIA

High impact industry

 

·              Noxious and hazardous

$50

per m2 of GFA

$7-50 per impervious m2

Map1: Roma PIA

Low impact rural

 

·              Animal husbandry

·              Cropping

·              Permanent plantations

Wind farms

 

High impact rural

 

·              Intensive animal industries

·              Intensive horticulture

$15

per m2 of GFA

 

N/A

Map1: Roma PIA

Specialised uses

 

·              Air services

·              Car park

·              Major sport, recreation and entertainment facility

·              Non-resident workforce accommodation

·              Outdoor sport and recreation

·              Tourist attraction

·              Utility installation

·              Extractive industry

The adopted infrastructure charge is the charge (in column 3) for the charge category (in column 1) that the local government determines should apply for the use at the time of assessment.

 

Minor uses

 

·              Home-based business

·              Park

Nil charge

Any other use

A use not otherwise listed in column 2, including a use that is unknown because the development application does not specify a proposed use

The adopted infrastructure charge is the charge (in column 3) for the charge category (in column 1) that the local government determines should apply for the use at the time of assessment.

 



Attachment 2

Infrastructure Charges for the Roma Town Planning Scheme

 

5.   Discounts

 

The charge for development is to be discounted to take into account the existing usage of trunk infrastructure by the premises on or in relation to which the development is carried out.

 

Discounts are to be calculated using the following method.

 

The adopted infrastructure charge is to be calculated using the following formula:

 

AIC = AC –D

 

Where:

 

·     AIC is the adopted infrastructure charge that may be levied for development;

·     AC is the adopted charge for the trunk infrastructure networks to service the development stated in stated in Table 2 of the resolutions; and

·     D is the discount for the trunk infrastructure networks servicing the premises.

 

(i) The discount is the greater of:

 

a.   the monetary equivalent of the existing lawful use of the premises, calculated using the adopted infrastructure charges in Table 2; and

b.   the monetary contributions for trunk infrastructure that have been previously made, escalated to present value by applying the movements of the Consumer Price Index (all Groups) for Brisbane between the date that the payment was made and 1 July 2012.

 

(ii) For applications other than proposals for development under the residential adopted infrastructure charge category the discount under (i) (a) and (b) will only apply where:

                                                                 

a.   It can be demonstrated a monetary contribution in respect of the subject property for trunk infrastructure equal to the discount have been made under an adopted charges resolution, or infrastructure charges agreement, head works charges, a condition or conditions  imposed by the Council or another charging mechanism; or

b.   the development entails a change in the relevant adopted infrastructure charges category under Table 2 of the resolution.

 

(iii) To remove any doubt, it is stated that a discount will not apply to a development proposal in the Industrial, Commercial, Special Uses and Open Space and Recreation Zones unless the conditions under 5 (ii) (a) and (b) have been met.

 

(iv) Applications for development which are not serviced or planned to be serviced by the water supply or sewerage networks for trunk infrastructure will be discounted as follows:

 

·     Water supply network:                        30% of total charge

·     Sewerage network:                             20% of total charge

 

(v) The maximum amount of any discount allocated under this resolution is not to exceed the adopted infrastructure charges for the proposed development.

 

 

6.   Trunk infrastructure

 

Until a priority infrastructure plan is made —

 

§ the trunk infrastructure shown in Maps 2-6  is identified as the trunk infrastructure for the local government area

§ the trunk infrastructure network or trunk infrastructure networks to which the adopted infrastructure charge applies are – water supply, sewerage, stormwater, transport and parks and community facilities.

§ the standard of service for each network or network mentioned above is stated to be the standard set out in Attachment 1

 

7.   Indexing adopted infrastructure charges

 

The adopted charge for Roma planning scheme may be increased after the charge is levied and before it is paid to the local government.

 

The increase must be calculated using the following method:

 

·     the monetary contributions for trunk infrastructure that have been previously made, escalated to present value by applying the movements of the Consumer Price Index (all Groups) for Brisbane between the date that the payment was made and 1 July 2012.

 

8.   Dictionary           

 

Words and terms used in this resolution have the meaning given in the SPA or the Queensland Planning Provisions version 2.0.

If a word or term used in this resolution is not defined in the SPA or the Queensland Planning Provision version 2.0, it has the meaning given in the Roma planning scheme.

 

9.   Resolution attachments

 

·     Map 1: Roma PIA

·     Maps 2-6: Plans for Trunk Infrastructure

·     Attachment 1: Desired Standards of Service

 

 


Attachment 2

Infrastructure Charges for the Roma Town Planning Scheme

 

  


Attachment 2

Infrastructure Charges for the Roma Town Planning Scheme

 

Attachment 1: Desired Standards of Service

1.   Water supply network desired standards of service

 

Measure

Planning Criteria

(qualitative standards)

Design Criteria

(quantitative standards)

Reliability / Continuity  of Supply

All development receives a reliable supply of potable water, with minimal interruptions to their service.

·    Customer Service Standards

·    Customer Service Obligations

Adequacy of Supply

All development is provided with a water supply which is adequate for the intended use.

·      Water Service Association of Australia Codes

·      IPWEA Standards

·    Standards in Planning Scheme Schedule 4 – Standards for Water Supply

·      Customer Service Standards

 

Quality of Supply

Provide a uniform water quality in accordance with recognised standards which safeguards community health and is free from objectionable taste and odour.

·      The Australian Drinking Water Guidelines developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council

·    St Standards in Planning Scheme Schedule 4 – Standards for Water Supply

Environmental Impacts

The environmental impacts of the water supply network are minimised in accordance with community expectations.

·      Compliance with the requirements of the Environmental Protection Act,1994 and associated Environmental Protection Polices and the Water Act, 2000.

·      Standards in Planning Scheme Schedule 8 – Environmental Management Plan Guidelines

Pressure and Leakage Management

 

 

The water supply network is monitored and managed to maintain the reliability and adequacy of supply and to minimise environmental impacts.

·      System Leakage Management Plan (Chapter 3, Part 3, Division 1A Water Act 2000)

·      Water Supply(Safety and Reliability Act), 2008

Infrastructure Design / Planning Standards

Design of the water supply network will comply with established codes and standards

·    Water Services Association of Australia – WSA 03 – 2002 – Water Supply Code of Australia

·    Australian Drinking Water Guidelines - National Health and Medical Research Council

·    Planning Guidelines for Water Supply and Sewerage - Department of Natural Resources and Water

·    Standards in Planning Scheme Schedule 4 – Standards for Water Supply

2.   Sewerage network desired standard of service

 

Measure

Planning Criteria

(qualitative standards)

Design Criteria

(quantitative standards)

Reliability

All development has access to a reliable sewerage collection, conveyance, treatment and disposal system.

·    Standards in Planning Scheme Schedule 5  – Standards for Sewerage Supply

·    Customer service standards

·    Customer service obligations

Quality of Treatment

Ensures the health of the community and the safe and appropriate level of treatment and disposal of treated effluent.

·    Local water quality guidelines prepared in accordance with the National Water Quality Management Strategy

·    Queensland Water Quality Guidelines 2006 – Environmental Protection Agency (where local guidelines do not exist)

·    National Water Quality Guidelines – National Water Quality Management Strategy (where local or regional guidelines do not exist)

Environmental Impacts

The environmental impacts of the sewerage network are minimised in accordance with community expectations.

·      Compliance with the requirements of the Environmental Protection Act,1994 and associated Environmental Protection Polices

·      Standards in Planning Scheme Schedule 8 – Environmental Management Plan Guidelines

Effluent Re-use

Reuse effluent wherever possible.

·    Guidelines for Sewerage Systems: Reclaimed Water – February 2000

·    Queensland Water Recycling Guidelines – December 2005

Infrastructure Design / Planning Standards

Design of the sewerage network will comply with established codes and standards.

·    Planning Guidelines for Water Supply and Sewerage - NRW

·    Sewerage Code of Australia -Water Services Association of Australia - WSA 02 – 2002.

·    Sewerage Pumping Station Code of Australia-  Water Services Association of Australia - WSA 04 – 2005.

 

 

 

3.         Stormwater network desired standard of service

 

Measure

Planning Criteria

(qualitative standards)

Design Criteria

(quantitative standards)

Quantity

Collect and convey the design storm event in natural and engineered channels, a piped drainage network and system of overland flow paths to a lawful point of discharge in a safe manner that minimises the inundation of habitable rooms and protects life.

·    Queensland Urban Drainage Manual - NRW

 

Quality

The water quality of urban catchments and waterways are managed to protect and enhance environmental values and pose no health risk to the community.

·      Local water quality guidelines prepared in accordance with the National Water Quality Management Strategy

·    Queensland Water Quality Guidelines 2006 – Environmental Protection Agency (where local guidelines do not exist)

·    National Water Quality Guidelines – National Water Quality Management Strategy (where local or regional guidelines do not exist)

Environmental Impacts

Adopt water sensitive urban design practices and on site water quality management to achieve EPA water quality objectives

·    Environmental Protection Agency requirements (section 42 Environmental Protection (Water) Policy 1997).

·    Standards in Planning Scheme Schedule 6 – Standards for Stormwater Drainage

·    Standards in Planning Scheme Schedule 8 – Environmental Management Plan Guidelines

Infrastructure Design / Planning Standards

Design of the stormwater network will comply with established codes and standards

·    Queensland Urban Drainage Manual - NRW

·    Standards in Planning Scheme Schedule 6 – Standards for Stormwater Drainage

·    Natural Channel Design Guidelines.

 


4.         Transport network desired standard of service

 

Measure

Planning Criteria

(qualitative standards)

Design Criteria

(quantitative standards)

Road Network Design / Planning Standards

The road network provides a functional urban and rural hierarchy and freight routes which support settlement patterns and commercial and economic activities.

 

Design of the road system will comply with established codes and standards

·    Road Planning and Design Manual - Department of Transport and Main Roads

·    Australian Standards

·    AUSTROADS guides, including Austroads Guide to Traffic Management Part 3, 2009.

·    Standards in Planning Scheme Schedule 2 – Standards for Roads, Car Parking Access and Maneuvering Areas  

Public Transport Design /

Planning Standards

 

 

New urban development is designed to achieve safe walking distance to existing or potential bus stops or existing or proposed demand-responsive public transport routes.

 

·      Design accords with the Performance Criteria set by the Department of Transport and Main Roads

·      AUSTROADS guides for road-based public transport and high occupancy vehicles

Cycleways and Pathways

Design / Planning

Standards

 

Cycleways and pathways provide a safe and convenient network which encourages walking and cycling as acceptable alternatives.

 

Design of the network will comply with established codes and standards.

·      Australian Standards

·      AUSTROADS guides –Part 14 (Chapter 10)

·      Queensland Streets Manual

 

 

 

 

 


5.         Public parks and land for community facilities desired standard of service

 

Measure

Planning Criteria

(qualitative standards)

Design Criteria

(quantitative standards)

Functional Network

 

A network of parks and community land is established to provide for the full range of recreational and sporting activities and pursuits.

 

·      Parks and Community Land is provided at a local, district and LGA-wide level

·      Parks and community land addresses the needs of both recreation and sport. Nature conservation is also provided for but not part of the charging regime

Accessibility

Public parks will be located to ensure adequate pedestrian, cycle and vehicle access.

·    Accessibility criteria are identified in Table 5.1.

·    Accessibility of land for community facilities will be determined at the time of assessment

Land Quality / Suitability

·    Area / 1000 persons

·    Minimum size

·    Maximum grade

·    Flood immunity

Public parks will be provided to a standard which supports a diverse range of recreational, sporting and health promoting activities to meet community expectations. This includes ensuring land is of an appropriate size, configuration and slope and has an acceptable level of flood immunity.

·    The rate of public park provision is identified in Table 5.2

·    The size for public parks is identified in Table 5.3.

·    The maximum gradient for public parks is identified in Table 5.4.

·    The minimum flood immunity for public parks is identified in Table 5.5.

Embellishments

Public parks contain a range of embellishments to complement the type and use of the park.

·    Standard embellishments for each type of park are identified in Table 5.6.

Infrastructure Design / Performance Standards

Maximise opportunities to co-locate recreational parks in proximity to other community infrastructure, transport hubs and valued environmental and cultural assets.

·    Australian Standards

 

Table 5.1: Accessibility Standard

Infrastructure Type

Accessibility Standard

Local

District

Area of Planning Scheme

Recreation park

Park or node[1] within 500 m safe walking distance.

Park or node within 2-5 km.

Park/precinct based on specific feature or location – serves whole of planning scheme area.

Sport park

No formal provision

Sporting Park within 5-10 km of residential and village areas.

1-3 Parks serves whole of area for regional competition or is base for competition within area.

 

Table 5.2: Rate of park provision

Infrastructure Type

Rate of provision (Ha/1000 people)

Local

District

Area of Planning Scheme

Recreation park

1.5

1.0

0.5

Sport park

N/A

1.0

0.4

 

 

Table 5.3: Size of parks

Infrastructure Type

Size (Ha)

Local

District

Area of Planning Scheme

Recreation park

1.5 Ha (2.0 Ha if a node)

2 Ha usable area

More than 5 Ha

Sport park

No formal provision

5 Ha minimum

5-10 Ha

 

 

Table 5.4: Maximum grade desired for parks

Infrastructure Type

Maximum Gradient

Local

District

Area of Planning Scheme

Recreation park

1:20 for main use area

1:6 for remainder

1:20 for main use area

Variable for remainder

1:20 for use areas

Variable for remainder

Sport park

N/A

1:50 for field and court areas

1:10 for remainder

1:50 for all playing surfaces

 

 

Table 5.5: Minimum desired flood immunity for parks

Infrastructure Type

Minimum flood immunity (%)

Local

District

Area of Planning Scheme

Flood Immunity

>Q5

>Q50

>Q100

>Q5

>Q50

>Q100

>Q5

>Q50

>Q100

Recreation park

50%

15%

0%

70%

30%

5%

90%

40%

10%

Sport park

N/A

N/A

N/A

70%

30%

5%

90%

40%

10%


Attachment 2

Infrastructure Charges for the Roma Town Planning Scheme

 

 

Table 5.6: Standard embellishments for parks

Embellishment type

Recreation parks

Sport parks

 

Local

District

Area of Planning Scheme

District

Area of Planning Scheme

Internal Roads

N/A

N/A

If needed

N/A

Network as required

Parking

On street

Off street unless sufficient on-street available

Off street or dedicated on street parking, possibly in several locations

Off street parking provided as central hubs to facilities

Off street parking provided as central hubs to facilities

Fencing/Bollards

Bollards to prevent car access

Bollards to prevent car access

Range of fencing, boundary definition styles as appropriate to location

Bollards to prevent car access

Fencing and bollards to control access to site as well as limiting internal traffic access to fields and facilities.

Lighting

Safety lighting provided by street lights

For car park, toilets, youth space and picnic area

For car park, toilets, picnic areas and active recreation facilities

For car park, toilets, security lighting for buildings. Field lighting responsibility.

For car park, toilets, security lighting for buildings. Field lighting responsibility.

Toilet

Generally not provided

Usually provided

Provided

Provided if not being provided as part of club facilities

Provided by clubs as part of club facilities

Paths (pedestrian/cycle)

On footpath and providing access to boundary

Paths and links to park and within park

Internal links to facilities

Bikeway links to park.

Internal links to facilities

Internal links to facilities

Shade structures

Shade from trees or structures provided for play areas and picnic node

Built shade for play and picnic facilities if insufficient natural shade

Shade for picnic facilities and all use nodes. Combination of natural and built.

Perimeter shade from appropriate tree species.

Perimeter shade from appropriate tree species.

Seating, tables and BBQ

1-2 tables

2+ seats

BBQ’s normally not provided

2+ sheltered tables

4+ seats

BBQ’s usually provided

Multiple picnic nodes, BBQ’s and shelters provided

Not provided except as recreation nodes.

2-4 perimeter seats

Not provided except as recreation nodes.

2 perimeter seats per field

Taps/irrigation

1-2 drinking taps/fountains

2+ drinking fountains for picnic areas. Taps near active recreation areas.

In ground irrigation for landscaped areas.

Drinking fountains and taps provided at picnic and active nodes.

Taps located on built facilities and near fields.

In ground irrigation for fields.

Taps located on built facilities and 1 per field

Bins

Provided

Provided

Provided

Provided

Provided

Landscaping (including earthworks, irrigation, and revegetation)

Ornamental plantings.

Shade species.

Buffer plantings with other nodes.

Enhancement plantings and shade plantings along with screening and buffers.

Significant works including plantings, features and public art.

Planted buffer areas adjacent to residential areas. Screening/buffer plantings for recreation nodes.

Planted buffer areas adjacent to residential areas. Screening/buffer plantings for recreation nodes.

Playgrounds

1 play event provided

Larger playground multiple play events provided.

Large playgrounds and possibly multiple locations.

Not provided except as part of recreation node.

Not provided except as part of recreation node.

Youth active and informal facilities

 

Youth “active facilities” provided - bike tracks, youth space etc.

Youth “active facilities” provided -bike tracks, youth space etc.

Not provided except as public access to sporting fields

Not provided except as public access to sporting fields or as dedicated facility (e.g. skate park)


Attachment 3

Infrastructure Charges for Waroo Planning Scheme

 

Maranoa Regional Council

Resolution to adopt Infrastructure Charges for the Warroo Planning Scheme under the State planning regulatory provision (adopted charges), 2012

 

1.   When resolution has effect

 

This resolution has effect on and from 26 September 2012.

 

2.   Priority infrastructure area

 

The priority infrastructure area for the Warroo planning scheme of the Maranoa Regional Council is identified in the State planning regulatory provision (adopted charges).

 

3.   Comparison of planning scheme use categories and SPRP charge categories

 

To assist in applying the adopted infrastructure charges schedule in schedule 1 of the State planning regulatory provision (adopted charges) 2012, Table 1 provides a guide to the uses under the planning scheme that come within the uses mentioned in column 2 of the adopted infrastructure charges schedule.

 

 

Table 1 - Planning scheme use categories and SPRP charge categories

Current planning scheme use categories

 

 

SPRP charge categories

 

 

Residential

Dwelling House, Dwelling Unit

Dwelling house

Caretakers Residence

Caretaker’s accommodation

Multiple Dwelling

Multiple dwelling

Dwelling Unit

Dual occupancy

Accommodation (short term)

Hotel, Motel

Hotel

Multiple Dwelling

Short-term accommodation

N/A

Tourist park

Accommodation (long term)

Multiple Dwelling

Community residence

Multiple Dwelling

Hostel

N/A

Relocatable home park

Multiple Dwelling

Retirement facility

Places of assembly

N/A

Club

N/A

Community use

N/A

Function facility

N/A

Funeral parlour

Place of worship

Place of worship

Commercial (bulk goods)

N/A

Agricultural supplies store

N/A

Bulk landscape supplies

N/A

Garden centre

N/A

Hardware and trade supplies

N/A

Outdoor sales

N/A

Showroom

Commercial (retail)

Shop, Commercial Premises

Adult store

Shop, Catering Premises,  Commercial Premises

Food and drink outlet

Commercial Premises

Service industry

Service Station

Service station

Shop, Commercial Premises

Shop

Commercial Premises

Shopping centre

Commercial (office)

Professional Office

Office

Professional Office

Sales office

Education facility

Child Care Centre

Child care centre

N/A

Community care centre

N/A

Educational establishment

Entertainment

N/A

Hotel (non-residential component)

N/A

Theatre

N/A

Nightclub

Indoor sport and recreational facility

Indoor Recreation

Indoor sport and recreation

Industry

Industry low impact

Low impact industry

Industry - other

Medium impact industry

Industry - other

Research and technology industry

Industry - other

Rural industry

Storage Facility

Warehouse

N/A

Waterfront and marine industry

High impact industry

Industry - other

Noxious and hazardous industries

Industry - other

High impact industry

Low impact rural

Grazing

Animal husbandry

Agriculture

Cropping

N/A

Permanent plantations

N/A

Wind farm

High impact rural

Aquaculture

Aquaculture

Intensive Animal Husbandry, Stockyard

Intensive animal industries

N/A

Intensive horticulture

N/A

Wholesale nursery

N/A

Winery

Essential services

N/A

Correctional facility

N/A

Emergency services

N/A

Health care services

N/A

Hospital

N/A

Residential care facility

N/A

Veterinary services

Specialised uses

Transport Terminal

Air services

N/A

Animal keeping

Off-street car park

Car park

N/A

Crematorium

N/A

Major sport recreation and entertainment facility

N/A

Motor sport

Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor sport and recreation

N/A

Port services

Tourist Facility

Tourist attraction

Public Utility

Utility installation

Extractive Industry

Extractive industry

Multiple Dwelling, Special Use

Non-residential workforce accommodation

Minor uses

N/A

Advertising device

N/A

Cemetery

Home Occupation

Home based business

N/A

Landing

N/A

Market

N/A

Roadside stalls

N/A

Telecommunications facility

N/A

Temporary use

Park

Park

N/A

Outdoor lighting

 


Attachment 3

Infrastructure Charges for Waroo Planning Scheme

 

4.   Adopted infrastructure charges

 

The Maranoa Regional Council resolves to adopt the charges mentioned in table 2, column 3, for development for a use mentioned in table 2, column 2.

 

The local government declares that an adopted infrastructure charge in table 2, column 3, applies to that part of the local government area mentioned for that charge in table 2, column 4.

 

The area in which the adopted infrastructure charge applies is identified in Map 1: Surat PIA.

 

Table 2 – Adopted infrastructure charge

·             

1 or 2 bedroom dwelling

  Column 1

Adopted infrastructure charge category

Column 2

Use

Column 3

Adopted infrastructure charges

 

Column 4

Part of Local Government Area (LGA) to which charge applies

Residential

 

 

·              Dwelling house

·              Caretaker’s accommodation

·              Multiple dwelling

·              Dual occupancy

 

 

Adopted infrastructure charge                                

Adopted infrastructure charges for stormwater network

Map1: Surat PIA

$10,000 per dwelling unit

N/A

 

·              Dwelling house

·              Caretaker’s accommodation

·              Multiple dwelling

·              Dual occupancy

$14,000 per dwelling unit

 

3 or more bedroom dwelling 

N/A

Map1: Surat PIA

Accommodation (short term)

·              Hotel

·              Short-term accommodation

·              Tourist park

For a tent or caravan site in a tourist park:

$5000

per 1 or 2 tent/caravan sites

or

$7,000

per 3 tent or caravan sites

 

N/A

Map1: Surat PIA

For a cabin in a tourist park:

$5000

per cabin with 1 or 2 bedrooms

or

$7,000

per cabin with 3 or more bedrooms

Map1: Surat PIA

 

For a hotel or short-term accommodation:

 $5000

per suite (with 1 or 2 bedrooms)

or

$7000

per suite (with 3 or more bedrooms)

or

$5000

per bedroom (for a bedroom that is not within a suite)

 

Map1: Surat PIA

Accommodation (long term)

 

·              Community residence

·              Hostel

·              Relocatable home park

·              Retirement facility

 

For a relocatable home park:

$10,000

per 1 or 2 bedroom relocatable dwelling site

or

$14,000

per 3 or more bedroom relocatable dwelling site

N/A

Map1: Surat PIA

Map1: Surat PIA

 

For a community residence, retirement facility or hostel:

$10,000

per suite (with 1 or 2 bedrooms)

or

$14,000

per suite (with 3 or more bedrooms)

or

$14,000

bedroom (for a bedroom that is not within a suite)

 

Map1: Surat PIA

Places of assembly

 

·              Place of worship

 

$35

per m2 of GFA

$5 per impervious m2

Map1: Surat PIA

Commercial (bulk goods)

 

·              Agricultural supplies store

·              Bulk landscape supplies

·              Garden centre

·              Hardware and trade supplies

·              Outdoor sales

·              Showroom

$70

per m2 of GFA

$5 per impervious m2

Map1: Surat PIA

Commercial (retail)

 

·              Adult store

·              Food and drink outlet

·              Service industry

·              Service station

·              Shop

·              Shopping centre

 

$90

per m2 of GFA