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Late Items

BUSINESS PAPER

 

General Meeting

 

Wednesday 26 September 2012

 

Roma Administration Centre

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

 

Date: 25 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 late 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

  

L            Late Items

L.1        Revised Implementation Date for Fees/Charges in Relation to Regulated Waste & Sale of Potable Water

Prepared by:      Troy Pettiford, Manager of Utilities & Waste

L.2        Royalties for Regions funding Applications

Prepared by:      Susan Sands, Grants Coordinator  

LC         Confidential Items

LC.1     Next Stage Review of Organisational Structure (Coordinator Level)

              Classification:         Closed Access

Local Government (Operations) Regulation 2010 Section 72(a) the appointment, dismissal or discipline of employees.

LC.2     Update on Consultation Process - First Stage Review of Organisational Structure (Manager Level)

              Classification:         Closed Access

Local Government (Operations) Regulation 2010 Section 72(a) the appointment, dismissal or discipline of employees.  

 

 

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  26 September 2012

Officer Report

Meeting: General  26 September 2012

Date: 19 September 2012

Item Number: L.1

File Number: D12/29460

 

Subject Heading:                     Revised Implementation Date for Fees/Charges in Relation to Regulated Waste & Sale of Potable Water

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                        

Location:                                          

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Troy Pettiford, Manager of Utilities & Waste

 

 

Executive Summary: 

The intent of revising the implementation date for fees/charges in relation to Regulated Waste and Potable Water Sales, is to enable large scale Regulated Waste and Potable Water Transporters, adequate time to adjust their invoicing fee schedules.

 

Therefore, as at 1 October, 2012 it is requested the new fees will commence for both septic and potable water delivery.

 

This allows our clients that invoice daily, due to  high quantities transported, adequate time to notify their customers via the appropriate channels, and adjust their budgets accordingly.

 

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

Council adopts the recommendation for the revised implementation of October 1, 2012 for fees and charges related to regulated waste and the sale of potable water, for large scale clients that invoice daily.

 

 

Body of Report:

There has been a request lodged to Council by Tresed Liquid Waste to revise when the current fees and charges for regulated waste disposal, and the sale of potable water commences.

 

The current fees and charges for the aforementioned services came into effect September 12, 2012.

 

The proposed revised implementation date is October 1, 2012.

 

The reasoning behind this request is to enable transporting companies’ adequate time to adjust their fees and inform their clients of the adopted changes. These large scale companies invoice daily due to large amounts of products transported and would have already issued invoices using the 2011/12 rate for September.

 

The Fees/Charges that are impacted by this proposal are as follows:

 

Fee Description

2011/12

2012/13

Sale of Water (By Standpipe) per 1000 litres

$11.55

$12.10

Private Septic Tank Sullage per litre disposal

$0.05

$0.12

Commercial Septic Tank Sullage

$0.07

$0.12

Commercial Grease Trap Sullage

$0.07

$0.12

Industrial Grease Trap Sullage

$0.07

$0.12

Commercial Grey Water

$0.11

$0.12

 

 

 

The following is a breakdown of potential revenue consequences:

 

STP - Sewerage Disposal Revenue - 19 Days (Using Daily Average From August Figures)

2011/12 disposal fee rate @ $0.07 per litre

$344,923.06

2012/13 disposal fee rate @ $0.12 per litre

$591,296.68

Potential lost revenue increase for 19 day period

$246,373.62

 

Sale of Water Standpipe Revenue - 19 Days (Using Daily Average From August Figures)

2011/12  Water Sale Fee Rate @ $11.55 per  1000 litres

$42,726.98

2012/13  Water Sale Fee Rate @ $12.10 per  1000 litres

$44,761.60

Potential lost revenue increase for 19 day period

$2,034.62

 

The above estimated amounts have been calculated using averages from historical figures from August 2012 Avdata & Waste Registers.

Consultation (internal/external):

Julie Reitano – Chief Executive Officer

Barry Omundson – Director Infrastructure

David Schefe - Councillor

Tresed Liquid Waste – A & M Callow

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

Financial – Risk missing out on 19 days of additional revenue from fee increase.

Policy Implications:

‘Nil’

Financial Resource Implications:

Potential lost revenue over 19 day period:

Sewerage Disposal - $246,373.62

Water Sales - $2,034.62

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.5.9(e) To undertake a review of all waste management processes and services with a view to identify improvements and efficiencies in the existing service provision and possible service expansion opportunities.

Supporting Documentation:

Nil

Report authorised by:

Barry Omundson, Director Infrastructure


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  26 September 2012

Officer Report

Meeting: General  26 September 2012

Date: 24 September 2012

Item Number: L.2

File Number: D12/30306

 

Subject Heading:                     Royalties for Regions funding Applications

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                        

Location:                                          

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Susan Sands, Grants Coordinator

 

 

Executive Summary: 

Maranoa Regional Council is eligible to submit projects for funding under the Queensland Government Royalties for the Regions program.  The following projects have been identified as eligible, and have been prioritised from an operational and strategic perspective at an Executive Team Meeting and at a Council workshop.

Projects have been identified under the three funding streams:

Floodplain Security

-     Flood mitigation project

Resource Community Building Fund

-     Maranoa Sewerage and Water Supply Project, which will incorporate the Roma Sewerage Augmentation Project and the Injune Bore and Water Supply Upgrade.

Roads to Resources

-     Fairview Rd (1)

-     Wallumbilla North Rd (2)

-     Thomby Rd (3)

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That Council submit the identified projects for funding under the Royalties for Regions program. 

 

 

Body of Report:

Maranoa Regional Council is one of 14 Councils eligible to apply for funding under the Queensland Government Royalties for the Regions program.  A total of $60 million has been allocated to this initiative for the 2012/13 financial year.

 

The State Government will assess the projects on a range of criteria, including:

-     Demonstrated support by Council (eg evidence in the form of a Council Minute)

-     Demonstrated demand (eg mentioned in planning documents such as Community Plan, Social Impact Management Plan, Corporate Plan)

-     Contributions from other funding sources

-     The project makes sense financially and is ready to commence construction within six months of signing the funding agreement.

 

Maranoa Regional Council is preparing to submit projects under the funding streams:

 

·    Resource Community Building   

Maranoa Sewerage and Water Supply Project

-     This project incorporates the Roma Sewer Main Augmentation and the Injune Bore and Water Facility Upgrade.  These were the two priority projects, and will be submitted as one large project following consultation with staff from the Department of State Development and Infrastructure.

-     This project has been prioritised due to  the stresses placed on existing infrastructure resulting from population growth driven by the resource sector

 

·    Roads to Resources

-     Fairview Rd (1)

-     Wallumbilla North Rd (2)

-     Thomby Rd (3)

 

These roads have been identified as priorities through consultation with Council staff, and resource company representatives.  It should be noted that two of the roads are different to those discussed with Councillors previously.  As they are linked to Santos’ road impact, Santos has expressed a preference to support Council in gaining the funds for Council co-contributions.   

 

·    Floodplain Security Scheme 
- Flood mitigation project put forward by Director of Infrastructure, Barry Omundson.

 

Consultation (internal/external):

Councillors

Maranoa Regional Council Executive Management Team

Peter Weallans, Manager Construction and Maintenance, Maranoa Regional Council

Troy Pettiford, Manager Utilities and Waste, Maranoa Regional Council

John (Blue) Gwydir, Manager Engineering Services, Maranoa Regional Council

Craig Rutledge, Director Regional Facilitation, Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning

Scott Bird and Sarah North, Origin Energy

John Phalen, Manager Social Performance, Santos GLNG

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

Local governments with successful projects will receive an offer of financial assistance.  If the local government accepts the offer, it will be required to enter into a formal funding agreement with the Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning within three months of funding approval.  An agreement is valid for the duration of the approved project and once signed by both parties forms a legally binding agreement.

Key features of the agreement will include:  information about the funding recipient; details of the project; timeframes for completion; how funds will be spent; accountability and acquittal; acknowledgement of government funding.

Policy Implications:

Nil

Financial Resource Implications:

Successful funding applications will enable Council to bring forward planned infrastructure projects.

 

Water and Sewerage Project:

Stakeholder

Sewerage Projects

Water Projects

Amount

Santos Contribution

 

 

$1,000,000

$0

$1,000,000

Origin Contribution (TBC)

 

 

$1,500,000

$0

$1,500,000

MRC Contribution (Rev)

 

 

$308,260

$697,550

$1,005,810

Grant Requirement

 

 

$2,180,260

$160,000

$2,340,260

Sub Totals

$4,988,520

$857,550

$5,846,070

Total Projects Cost

$5,846,070

 

Flood Mitigation Project:

The total project will cost an estimated $15 million, and funding will be requested for $6million.

 

Roads for Resources:

Fairview Rd – project to cost an estimated $3.5million. Request $2.5 million from Santos, and $1 million in funding.

Wallumbilla North Rd – request $1 million in funding.

Thomby Rd – request $2.5 million in funding

*Road project costs are estimates only at the time of report writing, due to suggested changes in road priorities by Santos.

 

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

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

Supporting Documentation:

Nil

Report authorised by:

Samantha Thrupp, Manager Community Development

Tony Klein, Director Community Services