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General Meeting

 

Wednesday 13 February 2013

 

Roma Administration Centre

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

 

Date: 8 February 2013

 

 

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 & Commercial Services)

                                                              Mr Michael Parker (Acting Director Infrastructure Services)

                                                              Mr Rob Hayward (Director Development & Environment Services)

 

Officers:                                                  Ms Jane Frith (Corporate Communications Officer)

 

Please find attached agenda for the General Meeting to be held at the Roma Administration Centre on February 13, 2013 at 9.00am.

Julie Reitano

Chief Executive Officer

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 February 2013

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Item       Subject

No

1            Welcome

 

2            Present/Apologies

 

3            Confirmation of Minutes

              General  23 January 2013................................................................................................... 6

 

4            Business arising from Minutes

 

5            On the Table  

 

6            Presentations/Petitions and Deputations

6.1         Maranoa Regional Council - Staff Awards                           10.00am

The Mayor and Councillors will conduct a presentation for staff nominated under the “Maranoa Medal” program, which recognises  high performing staff of Maranoa Regional Council.

 

7            Consideration of notices of business

 

8            Consideration of notices of motion  

 

9            Reception of notices of motion for next meeting

 

Reports

 

10          Executive Services

10.1      Consideration of Elected Member attendance at Upcoming Conferences    36

Prepared by:      Kelly Rogers, Coordinator - Executive Services

10.2      Easter in the Country - Mayoral Breakfast................................................. 38

Prepared by:      Kelly Rogers, Coordinator - Executive Services

10.3      ULDA extension of Acacia St ........................................................................ 40

Prepared by:      Edward Sims, Manager - Major Projects, Economic Development & Tourism

Attachment 1:     Eastern precinct view of Roma UDA Master Plan............... 43

Attachment 2:     Roma UDA-Santos Apprentice Housing Lots..................... 44

10.4      Proposed Research Tour to the USA and Canada.................................. 45

Prepared by:      Edward Sims, Manager - Major Projects, Economic Development & Tourism

Attachment :       TSBA USA/Canada Study Tour Draft Itinerary.................... 48

 

11          Community Services

11.1      2013 Australia Day Awards & Celebrations Post Event Report........... 52

Prepared by:      Nicola Gear, Coordinator - Community Development Surat

11.2      Healthy Communities Initiative Local Government Area (LGA) Phase 1 - Extension to 30 June 2014...................................................................................................... 57

Prepared by:      Melissa Wathen, Manager- Social Development

Attachment :       Healthy Communitities Initiative Local Government Area (LGA) Phase 1 - Extension to  30 June 2014.............................................. 59

11.3      Roma Placemaking Plan Implementation .................................................. 61

Prepared by:      Tony Klein, Director - Community & Commercial Services

 

12          Corporate Services

 

13          Infrastructure

13.1      Capital Project - Upgrade of Leumeah Lane.............................................. 63

Prepared by:      Kym Downey, (Acting) Manager Asset & Design Services

13.2      Capital Project - New Road Linking Nellybri Road and Overstone Road       66

Prepared by:      Kym Downey, (Acting) Manager Asset & Design Services

Attachment 1:     Finishing the Access to the Surat Development Road - Roger & Sandra Schwennesen............................................................. 71

Attachment 2:     Request for payment access to Surat Development Road from Nellybri Road - Ennis & Dorinda Schwennesen................................ 77

Attachment 3:     FW: Proposed Nellybri, Overstone, Cooma Road.............. 79

Attachment 4:     FW: PROPOSED ROAD - linking Nellybri Rd - Duncan & Kate Ferrier     80

Attachment 5:     Building road via Nellybri eastwards towards Glenmorgan - Elaine Ferrier....................................................................................... 81

13.3      CAPITAL PROJECT – FOOTPATH CONSTRUCTION, ARTHUR STREET, ROMA    85

Prepared by:      Kym Downey, (Acting) Manager Asset & Design Services

13.4      Capital Project - Dust Seals on Maranoa Road......................................... 89

Prepared by:      Kym Downey, (Acting) Manager Asset & Design Services

Attachment 1:     Chris Ellem - Request for bitumen to be laid at Pembroke on Maranoa Road......................................................................................... 92

Attachment 2:     Max & Marie Bright - Repairs to the Maranoa Road - 1km in front of the Karoola Park homestead and the Pembroke homestead 93

13.5      Planning study to investigate options for heavy vehicle and Type 2 Road Train access through or around Roma, linking Butcher's Hill to the Roma Saleyard       99

Prepared by:      Peter Weallans, Manager -  Infrastructure Planning

 

14          Commercial Business

 

15          Development & Environment

15.1      Request to extend operating hours for six months for a Material Change of Use for Industry, Office & Accommodation Units (File Ref: C12.404)............. 102

Prepared by:      Danielle Pearn, Coordinator - Planning

Attachment 1:     Body of Report ..................................................................... 104

Attachment 2:     Development Plans............................................................... 114

15.2      Application for Material Change of Use - Accommodation Units not catering for the travelling public (10 units) ........................................................................... 116

Prepared by:      Danielle Pearn, Coordinator - Planning

Attachment 1:     Body of Report...................................................................... 128

Attachment 2:     Development Plans............................................................... 144

Attachment 3:     DTMR Response - No Requirements................................. 144

Attachment 4:     Adopted Infrastructure Charges Notice.............................. 147

15.3      Application for Material Change of Use - Accommodation Units (5 units) (File Ref: 2012/18200)...................................................................................................... 150

Prepared by:      Danielle Pearn, Coordinator - Planning

Attachment 1:     Body of Report...................................................................... 158

Attachment 2:     Development Plans............................................................... 172

Attachment 3:     Submission............................................................................ 173

Attachment 4:     Adopted Infrastructure Charges Notice.............................. 174

15.4      Application for Material Change of Use - Medium Impact Industry (Sewage Treatment Plant) and Environmentally Relevant Activity 63 - Sewage Treatment (File Ref: 2012/18039)............................................................................................. 177

Prepared by:      Danielle Pearn, Coordinator - Planning

Attachment 1:     Body of Report...................................................................... 184

Attachment 2:     Department of Environment and Heritage Protection Permit 210

Attachment 3:     Department of Environment and Heritage Protection Concurrence Agency Response................................................................. 222

15.5      Request for Council's Views –  Proposed Removal of Bassett's Romavilla Winery from Queensland Heritage Register.......................................................... 224

Prepared by:      Danielle Pearn, Coordinator - Planning

Attachment :       Body of Report ..................................................................... 226

 

Status Reports

 

16          Executive Services

 

17          Community Service

 

18          Corporate Services

 

19          Infrastructure Services

 

20          Commercial Business

 

21          Building & Environment

 

Next General Meeting

 

 

Confidential Items

 

In accordance with the provisions of section 275 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, a local government may resolve to close a meeting to the public to discuss confidential items that it’s Councillors or members consider it necessary to close the meeting.

 

22          Confidential Items

C.1        Request for water consumption concession

              Classification:         Closed Access

Local Government  Regulation 2012 Section 275(d) rating concessions.

C.2        Young Endeavour Youth Scheme Scholarship

              Classification:         Closed Access

Local Government  Regulation 2012 Section 275(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.

C.3        Response to Draft Terms of Reference Santos GLNG-Gas Fields Development Project

              Classification:         Closed Access

Local Government  Regulation 2012 Section 275(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.

C.4        Request for discount to be granted after late payment of rates

              Classification:         Closed Access

Local Government  Regulation 2012 Section 275(d) rating concessions.

 

C.5        Sponsorship Request from Injune Hospital Auxiliary

              Classification:         Closed Access

Local Government  Regulation 2012 Section 275(h) other business for which a public discussion would be likely to prejudice the interests of the local government or someone elsi, or enable a person to gain a financial advantage.

 

C.6        Tender for Purchase of new Wheel Loader for Roma Quarry

              Classification:         Closed Access

Local Government  Regulation 2012 Section 275(e) contracts proposed to be made by it.

C.7        Proposal to conduct composting trial at Roma Waste Facility

              Classification:         Closed Access

Local Government  Regulation 2012 Section 275(e) contracts proposed to be made by it.

 

Councillor Business

 

23          Councillor Business

 

 

Closure

 


 

  Minutes of the General Meeting of maranoa Regional Council held at Roma Administration Centre on 23 January 2013 commencing at 9.00am

 

ATTENDANCE

 

Mayor Cr. R S Loughnan chaired the meeting with, Deputy Mayor Cr. W S Wason, Cr. J L Chambers, Cr. R J Denton, Cr. P J Flynn, Cr. W M Newman, Cr. C J O’Neil, Cr. D J Schefe, Chief Executive Officer – Julie Reitano, Corporate Communications Officer – Jane Frith, and Kelly Rogers Minutes Officer in attendance.

 

AS REQUIRED

 

Director Community & Commercial Services –Tony Klein, Director Infrastructure Services – Barry Omundson, Director Development & Environment Services – Rob Hayward, Manager – Works South (Acting) – John Gwydir, Manager Major Projects, Economic Development & Tourism – Ed Sims, Manager Utilities – Troy Pettiford, Manager Airports – Ben Jones, Manager Infrastructure Planning (Acting) – Peter Weallans, Coordinator Waste Services – Margaret Milla, Environmental Health Officer (Acting) – Vincent Stephens.

 

GUESTS

 

Representing Department Transport & Main Roads – Neil Scales - Acting Director General, Matthew Longland -  Deputy Director-General TransLink Division, Wayne McGovern -  Regional Manager – Passenger Transport, Anthony Partridge - Operations Officer – Passenger Transport Services Branch, TransLink Division.

 

WELCOME

 

The Mayor welcomed all present and declared the meeting open at 9.15am.

 

APOLOGIES   

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/01

Moved Cr O'Neil                                                       Seconded Cr Wason

 

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

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                   8/0

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/02

Moved Cr Denton                                                    Seconded Cr Newman  

 

That the minutes of the General Meeting (0-12.12.12) held on 12 December 2012 be confirmed as amended:-

 

  • Inclusive of minor amendments circulated prior to the meeting;

 

  • Page 38 of the minutes to reflect that Cr. O’Neil had declared a perceived ‘Conflict of Interest’ for item 23.4 ‘Roma Neighbourhood Centre’ only.

 

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

 

Neil Scales, Acting Director General and Matthew Longland, Deputy Director-General Translink Division addressed Council.  Also in attendance were:-

   Wayne McGovern, Regional Manager - Passenger Transport

   Anthony Partridge, Operations Officer - Passenger Transport Services Branch, TransLink Division

 

 

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: D13/1960

Subject Heading:                    Proposed South West Queensland Regional                                                      Alliance

Author and Officer’s Title:        Edward Sims, Manager - Major Projects, Economic    Development & Tourism

Executive Summary: 

The South West Queensland Local Government Association meeting of Mayors and Chief Executive Officers, which was held on 29 November 2012, discussed the concept of forming a single regional grouping of local Councils to represent South West Queensland.

 

A resolution of that meeting is that members would approach their respective Councils seeking “their agreement or otherwise, to proceed with the concept of a six shire regional group, and, if in unanimous agreement, proceed with a business case funded by all six shires”.

 

This report sought Council’s resolution to investigate this concept further.

 

 

 

The Mayor was called away from the Chamber at 9.20am with Deputy Mayor, Cr. Wason taking the chair.

 

 

 

Discussion:

Some preliminary discussion took place, but Council determined that the matter should lay on the table until the Mayor returned as he was at the meeting on 29 November when the topic was discussed.

 

 

ACTION:

That the matter lay on the table for further consideration when the Mayor returned to the Chambers.

 

 

 

Item Number:                               10.2

File Number: D13/2003

Subject Heading:                 Councillor Attendance At Upcoming Conference- Queensland Information Centre Association 2013 Annual Conference

Location:                                       Mission Beach - North Queensland

Author and Officer’s Title:        Ryan Gittins, Coordinator - Business Development

Executive Summary: 

The Queensland Information Centre Association (QICA) Annual Conference is scheduled to be held between Tuesday and Friday, 12-15 February, at Mission Beach, North QLD.

 

Councillor Price, Portfolio Chair for Tourism, is unavailable to attend this conference, therefore, Council’s input was sought to determine whether another Councillor would benefit from attending this conference.

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/03

Moved Cr O'Neil                                                       Seconded Cr Flynn  

That Cr. Schefe be Council’s nominated elected member delegate to attend the QICA conference, 12 – 15 February, Mission Beach QLD, in addition to relevant operational staff.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                   7/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Business Development

 

The Mayor entered the Chamber at 9.25am.

 

Community Services

 

Item Number:                               11.1

File Number: D13/1229

Subject Heading:                 Inclusion of an additional logo and imagery         for Community Care Services to be added to the Corporate Style Guide

Author and Officer’s Title:        Melissa Wathen, Manager- Social Development

Executive Summary: 

With the changes under the Aged Care Reforms it is imperative that Council’s Community Care Services consider the changing competitive nature of delivering community care and adapt marketing resources to promote service availability.

 

 

 

Discussion:

Cr. Denton enquired on the proposal’s cost implications.  The Director Community & Commercial Services advised that costs would be minimal and could be accommodated within the existing budget for 2012/13.

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/04

Moved Cr Chambers                                              Seconded Cr Newman  

Council approve the logo and imagery for Community Care Services for inclusion in the style guide, and that the transition to new brochures etc be phased in as reprints are required.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                   8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager- Social Development

 

The Mayor assumed the chair at 9.26am.

 

Item Number:                               10.1

File Number: D13/1960

Subject Heading:                 Proposed South West Queensland Regional                                                          Alliance

Author and Officer’s Title:        Edward Sims, Manager - Major Projects, Economic    Development & Tourism

Executive Summary: 

The South West Queensland Local Government Association meeting of Mayors and Chief Executive Officers, which was held on 29 November 2012, discussed the concept of forming a single regional grouping of local Councils to represent South West Queensland.

 

A resolution of that meeting was that members would approach their respective Councils seeking “their agreement or otherwise, to proceed with the concept of a six shire regional group, and, if in unanimous agreement, proceed with a business case funded by all six shires”.

 

This report sought Council’s resolution to investigate this concept further.

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/05

Moved Cr Denton                                                    Seconded Cr O'Neil  

 

That Council:

 

1.   Give in principle support for further investigation of the feasibility prior to making a final commitment, noting the potential merit of a six member group to represent the interests of the South West Queensland region;  

 

2.   Request an indicative cost for the business case, and include this in the upcoming budget review for consideration.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                   8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager - Major Projects, Economic Development & Tourism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item Number:                               11.2

File Number: D13/2302

Subject Heading:                 Amendment to Royalties for Regions Flood                                                          Mitigation Project

Author and Officer’s Title:        Susan Sands, Coordinator - Grants

Executive Summary: 

The State Government requested an amendment to Council’s proposed contribution to the Roma Flood Mitigation project under the Royalties for Regions’ funding program.

 

Discussion:

Council enquired on progress of the Business Case submitted under the program.  The Chief Executive Officer advised that Council was hoping to receive notification of the outcome in February 2013.

 

Council requested that media be issued to the public advising of funds secured to date from funding bodies, confirmation of Council’s contribution to flood mitigation and further actions undertaken by Council in order to secure additional funding. 

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/06

Moved Cr Chambers                                              Seconded Cr Newman  

That Council:

 

  1. Accept the State Government’s request to amend the contribution for the Roma Flood Mitigation project under the Royalties for Regions’ funding program from $1M to $1.25M and the matter be incorporated in the first half yearly budget review process;

 

  1. Issue public notification confirming funding secured to date, confirmation of Council’s contribution and further actions undertaken by Council in order to secure additional funding.

CARRIED                                                                                                                   8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator – Grants/Corporate Communications Officer

 

Item Number:                               11.3

File Number: D13/2349

Subject Heading:                 Submission of Project Plan for funding under South West Queensland Flood Mitigation Fund

Author and Officer’s Title:        Susan Sands, Coordinator - Grants

Executive Summary: 

Maranoa Regional Council has received confirmation of funding under the South West Queensland Flood Mitigation Funding program.  $4.7M in funding has been allocated to the Roma Flood Levee project, and an additional $300,000 to a flood and drainage study in Mitchell and Amby.  Council is required to submit a project plan by 25 January 2013 to meet requirements for the funding.

 

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/07

Moved Cr Chambers                                              Seconded Cr Schefe  

That Council endorse the submission of project plans for the Roma Flood Levee project and the flood and drainage study in Mitchell and Amby, under the South West Queensland Flood Mitigation Funding program.

CARRIED                                                                                                                   8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Grants


Corporate Services

 

Item Number:                               12.1

File Number: D13/1383

Subject Heading:                 Financial Sustainability Report for the period   to 15 January 2013

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

Executive Summary: 

The Financial Sustainability Report for the period to 15 January 2013  together with a summary of Council’s actual performance at sub program level against Council’s approved budget was presented for Council’s consideration.

 

Discussion:

Cr. Chambers requested that the report be deferred until the next meeting of Council on 13 February 2013 – by which time Councillors will have gone through the budget in detail as part of the planned Budget Review process. Council were in agreement with this approach.

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/08

Moved Cr Chambers                                              Seconded Cr O'Neil  

That the matter lay on the table for further consideration at the General Meeting on 13 February, 2013.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                   8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager - Finance

 

Infrastructure

 

Item Number:                               13.1

File Number: D13/1371

Subject Heading:                 TMR PRELIMINARY DESIGN - WARREGO HIGHWAY                                                          UPGRADE MITCHELL TOWNSHIP

Author and Officer’s Title:        Kym Downey, (Acting) Manager Asset & Design Services

Executive Summary: 

Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) provided details of the current preliminary design plans for the upgrade of the Warrego Highway from Mitchell township to the existing Type 2 breakdown facility west of Mitchell.

 

Discussion:

Council determined that the matter should lay on the table for further consideration at a later point

during the meeting.

 

ACTION:

That the matter lay on the table for further consideration at a later point during the meeting upon arrival of the reporting officer.

 

 

 


 

Item Number:                               13.2

File Number: D13/1496

Subject Heading:                 Surat Water Supply Update

Location:                                       Surat

Author and Officer’s Title:        Troy Pettiford, Manager - Utilities

Executive Summary: 

Increased temperatures, demand in water supply, and decreasing water levels at Surat weir, have prompted investigation into water supply reserve levels and projections.

 

The report provided an update into the investigation and presented some scenarios for Council to consider to aid in managing the preservation of Surat’s water supply resource.

 

Discussion:

Cr. Newman stressed the importance of Council clearly advertising allocated watering days in Surat and the remainder of the region on an ongoing basis.

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/09

Moved Cr Newman                                                 Seconded Cr Schefe  

That Council:

 

  1. Approve the implementation of the following water supply restrictions for Surat to ensure continuity of supply:

o    Surat divided into two districts – East and West

o    Mondays – Both East & West allowed to water

o    Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays – West Only

o                Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays – East Only

 

  1. Support further investigation into the direct extraction of water by contractors from the Balonne River at Surat.
  2. Initiate an advertising campaign to advise all residents of allocated watering days across the region on an ‘ongoing’ basis.

CARRIED                                                                                                                   8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager - Utilities

 

 

Item Number:                               13.3

File Number: D13/1561

Subject Heading:                 Surat Regional Aviation Access Program    Funding

Location:                                       Surat

Author and Officer’s Title:        Ben Jones, Manager - Airports

Executive Summary: 

Through the Regional Aviation Access Program (RAAP) $79,000 of funding was obtained for the Surat aerodrome in 2011-12. The funding was on the condition that Maranoa Regional Council matched the amount - no capital work has been completed in 2012-13. In consulting with several airport users the majority of aircraft types that use the Surat Aerodrome remain under 5,700 kg.

It is proposed that Council re-allocate $79,000 from the 2012-13 budget to stabilise the runway, resulting in limiting aircraft weight to 5,700kg.

 

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/10

Moved Cr Wason                                                     Seconded Cr Newman  

Council reallocate $79,000 of existing Airport capital funding to perform runway works at the Surat Aerodrome in order to match the Regional Aviation Access Program funding.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                   8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager - Airports

 

 

Item Number:                               13.4

File Number: D13/1429

Subject Heading:                 Road Access Issues

Location:                                       Eulorel Road, Surat

Author and Officer’s Title:        Peter Weallans, Manager -  Infrastructure Planning

Executive Summary: 

Council at its General Meeting on 12 December 2012 gave consideration to a report dealing with access issues on Eulorel Road.

 

The recommendation from the meeting was that the matter lay on the table until the next General Meeting of Council, so that legal advice could be sought.

 

Discussion:

The Chief Executive Officer requested Council give consideration to the matter being discussed in closed session due to Council’s legal advice being presented on the matter – i.e. the public discussion would be likely to prejudice the interests of Council or the other parties involved in the matter. Council were in agreement with this approach.

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/11

Moved Cr Denton                                                    Seconded Cr Chambers

 

That item 13.4 – Road Access Issues, Eulorel Road, Surat be moved to the ‘Confidential Items’ segment of the agenda for further discussion under Section 275 (h) of the Local Government Regulation 2012.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                   8/0

 

 

 

Item Number:                               13.4

File Number: D13/2072

Subject Heading:                 Provision of a bus shelter adjacent to the BP                                                          Service Station Arthur Street, Roma

Location:                                       Arthur Street, Roma

Author and Officer’s Title:        Peter Weallans, Manager -  Infrastructure Planning

Executive Summary: 

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) has advised that Council is eligible for 50% grant funding for the installation of a bus shelter in Roma to cater for long distance coaches.

 

Currently the coaches park in Arthur Street adjacent to the BP Service Station.

Discussion:

Cr. O’Neil highlighted the importance of advisory signage being placed to help ensure pedestrian safety.

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/12

Moved Cr O'Neil                                                       Seconded Cr Denton  

That:

 

  1. Council seek grant funding in 2013/14 for the installation of a bus shelter in Arthur Street.

 

  1. Council consider making provision in its Road Capital Budget 2013/14 for a 50% contribution to match State Government funding to enable installation of the bus shelter to proceed.

 

  1. Council progress with the relocation of the coach stopping bay from its current location to the opposite side of Arthur Street.  Regulatory signage and line marking of the new coach stopping bay to be programmed immediately.

 

  1. The existing coach stopping bay immediately adjacent to the BP Service Station be line marked to accommodate for the  parallel parking of cars.

 

  1. Advisory signage be incorporated into the plans so that motorists are aware of the potential for pedestrian movements.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                   8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager -  Infrastructure Planning

 

development & Environment

 

Item Number:                               15.1

File Number: D13/1167

Subject Heading:                 Material Change of Use - "Dual Occupancy" (File: 2012/18208)

Location:                                       Taylor Street, Roma QLD 4455 (Lot 67 on SP236781)

Applicant: Deraland Welding Contractors Pty Ltd C/- Mayhill Planning & Architecture Pty Ltd, Shop 2/72 Merivale Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Author and Officer’s Title:        Danielle Pearn, Coordinator - Planning

Executive Summary: 

The application originally sought a Development Permit for a Material Change of Use – Dual Occupancy on land at Taylor Street, Roma QLD 4455, described as Lot 67 on SP236781.

 

Discussion:

The Director Development & Environment Services advised Council that he had received notification from the applicant of their wish to withdraw the application for Material Change of Use – “Dual Occupancy” on 22 January, 2013.

 

ACTION:

That Council receive and note the applicant’s notification expressing their wish to withdraw the application under Section 356 of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.

 

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Planning

Item Number:                               15.2

File Number: D13/1177

Subject Heading:                 Systematic Inspection Program

Location:                                       Region

Author and Officer’s Title:        Sandra Crosby, Manager - Environmental Health

Executive Summary: 

To ensure that Council is meeting its obligations and community expectations regarding animal control, it is necessary to undertake the annual systematic urban inspection program to ascertain if animal owners are actioning compliance with the Local Law.

 

Discussion:

Council determined that the matter should lay on the table for discussion at a later point during the meeting pending receipt of further advice from the reporting officer.   Council sought clarification of the status of the annual animal registration process, and the implications for this program.

 

ACTION:

That the matter lay on the table for further discussion at a later point during the meeting, pending receipt of advice from the reporting officer.

 

 

 

Item Number:                               15.3

File Number: D13/1186

Subject Heading:                 Material Change of Use - "Dual Occupancy"           (File: 2012/18209)

Location:                                       Everingham Avenue, Roma QLD 4455 (Lot 79 on SP236781)

Applicant: Deraland Welding Contractors Pty Ltd C/- Mayhill Planning & Architecture Pty Ltd, Shop 2/72 Merivale Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Author and Officer’s Title:        Danielle Pearn, Coordinator - Planning

Executive Summary: 

The application originally sought a Development Permit for a Material Change of Use – Dual Occupancy on land at Everingham Avenue, Roma QLD 4455, described as Lot 79 on SP236781.

 

Discussion:

The Director Development & Environment Services advised Council that he had received notification from the applicant of their wish to withdraw the application for Material Change of Use – “Dual Occupancy” on 22 January, 2013.

 

ACTION:

That Council receive and note the applicant’s notification expressing their wish to withdraw the application under Section 356 of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.

 

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Planning

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Late Items

 

Item Number:                               L.1

File Number: D12/45053

Subject Heading:                 Amendments to the Councillor Remuneration     Policy

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

Executive Summary: 

The purpose of this report was to advise Council of the Local Government Remuneration and Discipline Tribunal determination on remuneration to be paid in 2013 to the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors.

 

This report also advised Council on changes within the Local Government Act 2009 with respect to Council and Councillor superannuation contributions.

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/13

Moved Cr Schefe                                                     Seconded Cr Flynn  

That the Councillor Remuneration Policy as presented be adopted.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                   8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager - Human Resources

 

 

Item Number:                               L.2

File Number: D13/2956

Subject Heading:                 Supply of Council Field Staff Uniforms -      Amendment to Contract Number 2011/10

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

Executive Summary: 

In accordance with the terms allowable under  their contract with Council for the supply of specific field staff  uniform items, Samios Trading Post had requested an amendment to their prices based on information provided to Council that is considered fair and reasonable.

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/14

Moved Cr Flynn                                                       Seconded Cr Chambers  

 

That Council accept  the requested price variations to the current contract with Council for the supply of  specific field staff uniform items, as outlined in Samios Trading Post’s letter to Council.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                   8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager - Finance

  

 

Subject Heading:   suspension of standing orders

Council adjourned for morning tea at 10.19am.

 

Subject Heading:   resumption of standing orders

Council resumed the meeting at 11.00am.

 

 

 

CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS

 

In accord with the provisions of section 275 (1) of the Local Government Regulation 2012, 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:-

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

          (d)     rating concessions;

          (e)     contracts proposed to be made by it;

          (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;

 

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/15

Moved Cr Wason                                                     Seconded Cr Flynn

 

That Council close the meeting to the public at 11.01am.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                   8/0

 

 

Cr. Newman declared a ‘Conflict of Interest’ in item C.7- ‘Access Issues – Eulorel Road’ due to her family’s business having undertaken work for both parties identified as affected property owners and left the Chamber at 11.09am taking no further part in discussion on the item.

 

At cessation of discussion on item C.7 – ‘Access Issues – Eulorel Road’ Cr. Newman entered the Chamber at 12.05pm.

 

The Mayor left the Chamber at 11.18am.

The Mayor entered the Chamber at 11.27am.

 

The Mayor left the Chamber at 11.31am.

The Mayor entered the Chamber at 11.32am.

 

Cr. Flynn declared a potential ‘Conflict of Interest’ in item C.4 – ‘Roma Airport Staffing’  due to his personal business operations out of the Roma Airport being owner of Maranoa Travel and left the Chamber at 12.12pm taking no further part in discussion on the item.

 

At cessation of discussion on item C. 4 – ‘Roma Airport Staffing’ Cr. Flynn entered the Chamber at 12.16pm.

 

The Mayor left the Chamber at 12.29pm.

The Mayor entered the Chamber at 12.30pm.

 

Cr. O’Neil declared a perceived ‘Conflict of Interest’ in Item C 6 ‘Roma Saleyards Master Plan’ due to a family member owning local Real-estate Agency, LJ Hooker,  an agency having real estate interests in the precinct and left the Chamber at 12.36pm taking no further part in discussion on the item.

 

At cessation of discussion on the item Cr. O’Neil entered the Chamber at 1.00pm.

 

The Mayor left the Chamber at 12.41pm.

The Mayor entered the Chamber at 12.46pm.

 

Cr. Denton left the Chamber at 12.46pm.

Cr. Denton entered the Chamber at 12.49pm.

 

Cr. O’Neil declared a potential conflict of interest in Item LC.2 ‘Sale of 29A Bowen Street - Neighbourhood Centre site’ due to a family member owning local Real-estate Agency, LJ Hooker, an agency having real estate interests in the Neighbourhood Centre precinct, and left the Chamber at 1.05pm taking no further part in discussion.

 

At cessation of discussion on item LC.2 ‘Sale of 29A Bowen Street - Neighbourhood Centre site’ Cr. O’Neil entered the Chamber at 1.15pm.

 

 

Subject Heading:   suspension of standing orders

Council adjourned for lunch at 1.19pm.

 

Subject Heading:   resumption of standing orders

Council resumed the meeting in closed session at 2.07pm.

 

 

Cr. O’Neil declared a potential ‘Conflict of Interest’ in Item LC.2 ‘Sale of 29A Bowen Street - Neighbourhood Centre site,’ due to a family member owning local Real-estate Agency, LJ Hooker, an agency having real estate interests in the Neighbourhood Centre precinct, and left the Chamber at 2.09pm taking no further part in discussion.

 

At cessation of discussion on item LC.2 ‘Sale of 29A Bowen Street - Neighbourhood Centre site’ Cr. O’Neil entered the Chamber at 2.20pm.

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/16

Moved Cr O’Neil                                                       Seconded Cr Wason

 

That Council open the meeting to the public at 2.30pm.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                   8/0

 

 

Cr. Wason left the Chamber at 2.40pm

Cr. Wason entered the Chamber at 2.44pm.

 

The Mayor left the Chamber at 2.40pm.

The Mayor entered the Chamber at 2.41pm.

 

PRESENTATION

 

Neil Scales, Acting Director General - Department Transport & Main Roads provided Council a brief of current arrangements for the Department, giving an overview of the interdepartmental organisational structure.

 

Council requested further information on a range of projects or potential projects  influenced or controlled by TMR including – Mitchell bridge, condition of the Warrego Highway – west of Dalby, the future rail/freight strategy, motorist safety concerns with respect to bridges north of Surat, the Toowoomba bypass and the taxi industry.

 

Neil Scales advised that he would investigate the issues raised and provide Council with a further presentation of his findings.

 

The Mayor commended the department on progress to date for the restoration of flood damaged roads across the region.


 

CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS CONTINUED

 

In accord with the provisions of section 275 (1) of the Local Government Regulation 2012, 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:-

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

(d) rating concessions;

(e) contracts proposed to be made by it

(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.

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/17

Moved Cr Flynn                                                       Seconded Cr Wason

 

That Council close the meeting to the public at 3.10pm.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                   8/0

 

 

Cr. O’Neil left the Chamber at 3.34pm.

Cr. O’Neil entered the Chamber at 3.39pm.

 

Cr. Denton left the Chamber at 3.55pm.

Cr. Denton entered the Chamber at 3.59pm.

 

Cr. Schefe left the Chamber at 4.04pm.

Cr. Schefe entered the Chamber at 4.09.

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/18

Moved Cr Denton                                                    Seconded Cr O'Neil

 

That Council open the meeting to the public at 4.44pm.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                   8/0

 

 

Cr. Denton & Cr. Newman left the Chamber at 4.45pm.

Cr. Denton & Cr. Newman entered the Chamber at 4.46pm.

 

Cr. Schefe left the Chamber at 4.45pm.

Cr. Schefe entered the Chamber at 4.49pm.

 

The Mayor left the Chamber at 4.45pm.

The Mayor entered the Chamber at 4.49pm.

 

 

Item Number:                               15.2

File Number: D13/1177

Subject Heading:                 Systematic Inspection Program

Location:                                       Region

Author and Officer’s Title:        Sandra Crosby, Manager - Environmental Health

Executive Summary: 

To ensure that Council is meeting its obligations and community expectations regarding animal control, it is necessary to undertake the annual systematic urban inspection program to ascertain if animal owners are actioning compliance with the Local Law.

 

This item was left on the table pending receipt of advice from the reporting officer.  Further information was received and  Council again resumed discussion.

 

Discussion:

Council requested that the public be informed of the reasons for the delay in the issue of the Animal registration notices.

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/19

Moved Cr Chambers                                              Seconded Cr O'Neil  

That:

 

  1. Council approve a three month systematic inspection program under section 134 of the Local Government Act 2009 for the purpose of entering all urban premises to monitor compliance with Local Laws No 2 (Animal Management) together with Subordinate Local Law 1.5 (Keeping of Animals) 2011.  This program will commence on the 1 March 2013 and finalise on the 30 May 2013.

 

  1. Councillors be advised once the Animal registration notices have been issued and residents be advised of the reasons for the delay in their issue.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                   8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager - Environmental Health

 

 

Item Number:                               13.1

File Number: D13/1371

Subject Heading:                 TMR PRELIMINARY DESIGN - WARREGO HIGHWAY                                                          UPGRADE MITCHELL TOWNSHIP

Author and Officer’s Title:        Kym Downey, (Acting) Manager Asset & Design Services

Executive Summary: 

Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) provided details of the current preliminary design plans for the upgrade of the Warrego Highway from Mitchell township to the existing Type 2 breakdown facility west of Mitchell. 

 

This item was left on the table for consideration at a later point during the meeting;   Council again resumed discussion.

 

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/20

Moved Cr Chambers                                              Seconded Cr O'Neil  

That:

 

  1. Council receive the letter from the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), however, it remains the position of Council that the original outcomes of consultation with Council on 25 May 2011 should be included in any works undertaken by TMR;

 

  1. The Chief Executive Officer write to TMR re-specifying Council’s position.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                   8/0

 

Responsible Officer

(Acting) Manager Asset & Design Services

Item Number:                               C.1

File Number: D12/43472

Subject Heading:                 Council Priorities for Tenancy of Horizon                                                          Housing Company SRC/CNF Housing

Author and Officer’s Title:        Edward Sims, Manager - Major Projects, Economic    Development & Tourism

Executive Summary: 

Pursuant with Council resolution GM.276.12  , Council has requested of ULDA to transfer title of the Sustainable Resource Communities (SRC) and Competitive Neutrality Fund (CNF) component of the Roma UDA to Horizon Housing Company (HHC).

 

The properties will become available for rent in early 2013.  Accordingly HHC has written to Council requesting its advice about Council’s preference for the marketing of rental tenancy of these 13 dwellings through the options as stated in the correspondence.

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/21

Moved Cr Chambers                                              Seconded Cr Wason  

 

"That Council resolve that HHC operate a normal waitlist for the properties, but request that advertising material (including electronic where possible) be made available for distribution to Council staff, as many are also facing affordable housing issues."

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                   8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager - Major Projects, Economic Development & Tourism

 

 

Item Number:                               C.2

File Number: D13/362

Subject Heading:                 Request to be exempted from paying rates by                                                          Council resolution.

Location:                                       Roma

Author and Officer’s Title:        Dana Harrison, Coordinator - Rates

Executive Summary: 

Correspondence was received from the applicant requesting to be exempted from paying General rates by Council resolution on assessment number 14015952.

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/22

Moved Cr Schefe                                                     Seconded Cr Newman  

That Council not provide the exemption from General Rates requested by the applicant.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                   8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Rates

 


 

Item Number:                               C.3

File Number: D13/1336

Subject Heading:                 Land Development

Location:                                       South Street, Roma

Author and Officer’s Title:        Edward Sims, Manager - Major Projects, Economic    Development & Tourism

Executive Summary:

Pursuant to Council resolution no. GM.276.12 section 3,  “Consider future affordable housing project with Horizon Housing Company on a case by case basis in accordance with Council’s Memorandum of Understanding with HHC”, Council has been negotiating with Horizon Housing Company (HHC) and Origin Energy to develop Council owned land situated in South St Roma which is described in the site plan attached to the agenda report. 

 

In preparation for the development of a contract to proceed with the project, HHC in recent correspondence, which was attached to the agenda report, detailed the key components of a contract, which if agreed by all parties will commit all parties to the project for completion. 

 

The report detailed the components that will form the basis of a contract and sought their adoption by resolution of Council. 

 

Such resolution will justify the expense associated with:

 

   The production of plans

   A development application

   The realignment of boundaries of the lots concerned

   The investment of sponsorship funds by Origin

   Construction of dwellings

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/23

Moved Cr O'Neil                                                       Seconded Cr Newman  

 

That Council accepts as the basis of the terms of a contract to develop South St land those terms described in the officer’s report inclusive of the following amendments:

 

Point 3

Horizon will purchase the site, with payment in lieu of cash by transfer of title of two completed 3 bedroom townhouses.  The specification of these townhouses will be agreed with Council prior to construction.  Horizon will provide MRC with contracts for the townhouses (at no cost) prior to the transfer of the title of the land.  Horizon will pay the stamp duty for the dwellings.

 

Point 5

Horizon will construct the project in two or more stages.  One unit will be provided to Council at the completion of stage one and one unit at the completion of stage 2.

 

Inclusion of an additional point

Council requires all infrastructure ground works, including storm water drainage proposed for stage one and two, to be completed during stage 1 of the project.

 

Council authorises the Chief Executive Officer to sign the contract when it is presented. 

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                   8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager - Major Projects, Economic Development & Tourism

 

Cr. Flynn declared a potential ‘Conflict of Interest’ in the following item  due to his personal business operations out of the Roma Airport being owner of Maranoa Travel and left the Chamber at 5.00pm taking no further part in discussion or debate on the item.

 

Item Number:                               C.4

File Number: D13/1418

Subject Heading:                 Roma Airport Staffing

Location:                                       Roma Airport

Author and Officer’s Title:        Ben Jones, Manager - Airports

Executive Summary: 

The significant growth at the Roma Airport has prompted a review of the approved structure – this was to be increased in two stages based on growth. The first stage is the addition of an Aerodrome Grounds Person, however, recruiting a third Airport Reporting Officer (ARO) has more benefit. Recruiting an ARO has the benefits of a multi skilled team that allows for leave coverage, improved output from the Airport Operations Coordinator (AOC) and a roster that improves the work/life balance.

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/24

Moved Cr Denton                                                    Seconded Cr O'Neil  

Council approve (for inclusion in the 2012/13 budget review) an additional Airport Reporting Officer in the Organisational Structure, replacing the previously approved Grounds Person, with the funding to be made available from increased revenue at the Airport.  

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                   7/0

 

Delegated Officer

Manager - Airports

 

At cessation of discussion and debate on the item Cr. Flynn entered the Chamber at 5.02pm.

 

Item Number:                               C.5

File Number: D13/1441

Subject Heading:                 Council Housing Development

Location:                                       Miscamble Street, Roma

Author and Officer’s Title:        Edward Sims, Manager - Major Projects, Economic    Development & Tourism

Executive Summary: 

Pursuant with Council Resolution No. GM.276.12 section 3,  “Consider future affordable housing project with Horizon Housing Company on a case by case basis in accordance with Council’s Memorandum of Understanding with HHC”, Council has been negotiating with Horizon Housing Company (HHC) and SANTOS (GLNG) to develop Council owned land situated in Miscamble St Roma which was described in the site plan attached to the agenda report. 

 

In preparation for the development of a contract to proceed with the project, HHC has provided correspondence, which was attached to the agenda report, and which details the key components of a proposed contract, which if agreed by all parties will commit parties to the project for completion. 

 

The report detailed the components that may form the basis of a contract and sought their adoption by resolution of Council. 

 

Such resolution will justify the expense associated with:

 

   The production of plans

   A development application

   The realignment of boundaries of the lots concerned

   Site preparation

   The commitment of funds - both MRC and GLNG

   The construction of dwellings

 

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/25

Moved Cr Chambers                                              Seconded Cr Newman  

 

That Council:

 

Accepts as the basis of the terms of a contract to develop its Miscamble St land, those terms described in the officer’s report subject to approval from the Department of Public Works and Housing to release previously agreed in principle funds of $900,000 to Council for the project, and inclusive of the following amendments:

 

Point 3

Horizon will purchase the site, with payment in lieu of cash by transfer of title of five completed townhouses (4 two bedroom and 1 three bedroom) townhouses.  The specification of these townhouses will be agreed with Council prior to construction.  Horizon will provide MRC with contracts for the townhouses (at no cost) prior to the transfer of the title of the land.  Horizon will pay the stamp duty of the dwellings.

 

Point 9

MRC will sell the lot (Currently Lot 8, 35 & Part of Lot 7 on RP128363) to Horizon and provide a minimum of $900,000 plus GST from the Rural Housing Service Centre Pilot in consideration for the transfer of title over five completed townhouses.

 

Authorise the Chief Executive Officer to sign the contract when it is presented. 

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                   8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager - Major Projects, Economic Development & Tourism

 

Cr. O’Neil declared a perceived Conflict of Interest in the following item due to due to a family member owning local Real-estate Agency, LJ Hooker and left the Chamber at 5.01pm.

 

Item Number:                               C.6

File Number: D13/2174

Subject Heading:                 Roma Saleyards Master Plan

Location:                                       Roma

Author and Officer’s Title:        Edward Sims, Manager - Major Projects, Economic    Development & Tourism

Executive Summary: 

Pursuant to the resolution of Council of 14 November 2012, “That Council endorse further investigation into the development of the Roma Saleyards site and an appropriate officer’s report developed before any commitment is made to progress any development opportunities at the site”, this report sought Council resolution to conduct preliminary investigations in order to qualify a range of options for Council.

 

Investigations of options for development of the Saleyards Industry Cluster will involve making application to the Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM), the results of which will qualify the most favourable options that Council may consider as the basis for its Roma Saleyards Master Plan.

 

 

The conditions applied to the various options will guide Council’s future decisions as to its preferences for either option.  

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/26

Moved Cr Chambers                                              Seconded Cr Schefe  

 

That Council:

 

  1. Authorise the submission of applications to the Department of Natural Resources and Mines to gain its advice about either purchasing Lot 285 or alternatively subletting (trustee lease) arrangements. 

 

  1. Review current designs prepared for potential development of Primaries Road in readiness for consideration by Council as part of the Budget Review  workshop scheduled for 12 February 2013.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                   7/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager - Major Projects, Economic Development & Tourism

 

At cessation of discussion on the abovementioned item Cr. O’Neil entered the Chamber at 5.03pm.

 

Item Number:                               LC.1

File Number: D12/42738

Subject Heading:                 Roma Refuse Tip - Weighbridge Tender 12/7

Location:                                       Roma Refuse Tip

Author and Officer’s Title:        Margaret Milla, Coordinator - Waste Services

Executive Summary: 

Council has invited companies who submitted initial tenders for a weighbridge at the Roma refuse tip to revise the submitted quotes and provide updates and or revised costing.

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/27

Moved Cr Wason                                                     Seconded Cr Flynn  

 

That:

 

  1. Council increase the budget total for the Roma Refuse Tip Weighbridge Project from $200,000 to $260,000.

 

  1. Council accept the tender from Australasia Scales for $239,929.02 for the provision of a weighbridge at the Roma refuse tip.

 

  1. The increased budget be accommodated from within the Directorate budget (receiving increased revenue), with the formal amendment part of the upcoming budget review.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                   8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Waste Services

 

Cr. O’Neil declared an interest in the following item due to a family member owning local Real-estate Agency, LJ Hooker,, an agency having real estate interests in the Neighbourhood Centre precinct, and left the Chamber at 5.01pm.

 

 

Item Number:                               LC.2

File Number: D13/2505

Subject Heading:                 Sale of 29A Bowen Street Roma -             Neighbourhood Centre site

Location:                                       Roma

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

Executive Summary: 

Council has previously resolved to sell Council owned property at 29A Bowen Street, Roma.  An offer has been made to Council’s nominated real estate agent and is presented for Council’s consideration

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/28

Moved Cr Schefe                                                     Seconded Cr Chambers  

That Council:

  1. Not accept the offer received for the sale of 29A Bowen Street, Roma, and authorise the Chief Executive Officer to reaffirm previous instructions provided to Council’s Real Estate Agent on 19 December, 2012; 

 

  1. Reimburse reasonable travel costs outlaid by the associated interested party;

 

  1. Consider the matter again at the second General Meeting in February 2013.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                   7/0

 

Responsible Officer

Director - Community & Commercial Services

 

At cessation of discussion on the abovementioned item Cr. O’Neil entered the Chamber at 5.03pm.

 

Item Number:                               LC.3

File Number: D13/2568

Subject Heading:                 Request for Discount to be Granted after           Late Payment of Rates

Location:                                       Roma & Muckadilla

Author and Officer’s Title:        Dana Harrison, Coordinator - Rates

Executive Summary: 

An email has been received from the applicant in relation to assessment numbers 14031264 and 13005111, requesting Council consider granting the discount after late payment of rates.

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/29

Moved Cr Flynn                                                       Seconded Cr O'Neil  

That Council not grant the discount to the applicant on this occasion as the circumstances outlined in the email do meet the requirements of ‘circumstances beyond the applicant’s control’ as set out in s 130 (10) of the Local Government Regulation 2012.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                   8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Rates

 


 

Item Number:                               LC.4

File Number: D13/2190

Subject Heading:                 Proposed Amendments to the Organisational                                                          Structure and Position Appointments

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

Executive Summary: 

Given the departure of two of Council’s Directors, it is timely to give consideration to what the framework will be for the recruitment, selection and appointment of their replacement/s.    The organisation is now starting to settle into the changes made during the last quarter of 2012.    Some additional finetuning is recommended to assist with the operational implementation of the new structure.

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/30

Moved Cr Denton                                                    Seconded Cr Wason  

That Council:

 

1.   Endorse the recommended staffing arrangements for Disaster Management & Recovery, and a letter be written to the District Disaster Coordinator, Inspector, Roger Whyte, advising of the changes so that they may be approved and noted in the Disaster Management Plan.  

 

  1. Approve in-principle for the Proposed (Amended) Organisational Structure and accompanying report to proceed to consultation with the teams, with the following amendments:

 

-       Council advising that it is likely that Airports will remain within the Infrastructure Services Directorate until the Master Planning and associated upgrade works are completed – after that time the matter can be re-considered.

-       Council endorses the continued advertising and recruitment for the upcoming vacant position – Coordinator Community Development – Yuleba/Wallumbilla (Also endorsing the inclusion of Wallumbilla in the title).

-       Council is open to consideration of amended titles for Community Development Coordinators.

 

3.   Note the status of the recruitment process for approved positions.

 

4.   Note the changes that would be required to positions if the recommendations are accepted at the next meeting of Council.

 

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                   8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Chief Executive Officer

 

Cr. Newman declared a conflict of interest in the following item due to her family’s business having undertaken work for both parties identified as affected property owners and left the Chamber at 5.07pm taking no further part in discussion or debate on the item.

 

Item Number:                               LC.7

File Number: D13/1429

Subject Heading:                 Access Issues

Location:                                       Eulorel Road, Surat

Author and Officer’s Title:        Peter Weallans, Manager -  Infrastructure Planning

 

Executive Summary: 

Council at its General Meeting on 12 December 2012 gave consideration to a report dealing with access issues on Eulorel Road.

 

The recommendation from the meeting was that the matter lay on the table until the next General Meeting of Council, so that legal advice could be sought.  This advice was presented to Council for consideration.

 

Resolution No. GM/01.2013/31

Moved Cr Schefe                                                     Seconded Cr Flynn  

That:

  1. Council advise the AA Company that it has no objection in principle to the unnamed road reserve, adjacent to  the property described as Lot 1: 7EG6228 being opened up and constructed to provide direct access between Eulorel Road and Maranoa Road.

 

  1. Council endorse actions to progress an agreement with the AA Company where upon the company will fund the upgrade of the new road.

 

  1. Council endorse actions to progress an agreement with the AA company for the maintenance of the newly constructed road and discuss the options for the existing section of Eulorel Road that they wish to use for their business activities.

 

  1. Council, as a matter of courtesy, advise adjacent property owners of the proposal, including -   M Bright & M T Bright (Map Ref: 11COG49 and 4C0G49), M A Packer & C R Packer (Map Ref: 6SP107013) and  N J Johnston (Map Ref:  4COG33).

 

  1. Subject to legal advice, Council advise Mr J McKenzie (Map Ref: 5C0634) and Mr G Peck (Map Ref: 7EG6228) the implications of Council’s decision (including reference to maintenance implications).

 

  1. After negotiations have been undertaken with the AA company, the agreement be ratified at a General Meeting, with the target of the first meeting in February if possible.

 

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                   7/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager -  Infrastructure Planning

 

At cessation of discussion and debate on the abovementioned item Cr. Newman entered the Chamber at 5.09pm.

 

MAYORAL MINUTE

 

The Mayor formally thanked Directors Barry Omundson & Matthew McGoldrick for their hard work during their time with Council and wished them all the best in their new roles.

 

 

 

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business, the Mayor thanked Council for their attendance and declared the meeting closed at 5.10pm.

                                 

 

These Minutes are to be confirmed at the next General Meeting of Council to be held on 13 February 2013, at Roma Administration Centre.

 

 

 

 

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Mayor.                                                                                    Date.

 

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 February 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  13 February 2013

Date: 30 January 2013

Item Number: 10.1

File Number: D13/3766

 

Subject Heading:                     Consideration of Elected Member attendance at Upcoming Conferences

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Not Applicable

Location:                                           Mercure Hotel, Brisbane & Aberfoyle Park, Adelaide

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Kelly Rogers, Coordinator - Executive Services

 

Executive Summary: 

Council has received notification of two upcoming events for which Elected Members may like to consider attendance as part of enhancing policy and strategy development for Maranoa Regional Council.

 

Officer’s Recommendation:

That Council give consideration of attendance at the following Events:-

 

1.   The Mayor in attending the upcoming Community Cabinet on 20 February 2013 in South Australia;

 

2.   Elected Members and relevant operational staff at the Australian & New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference on 29 – 31 May 2013 in Brisbane.

 

 

Body of Report:

The Mayor has received notification that the Australian Government is hosting a Community Cabinet Meeting on 20 February, 2013 at the Hub Recreation Centre (Aberfoyle Park High School), Christie Way, Aberfoyle Park in South Australia.

 

The Cabinet provides an opportunity for the Mayor to meet with the Prime Minister and a number of attending portfolio ministers to seek the Federal Governments support of key projects for the Maranoa in relation to flood mitigation and funding of the associated costs.

 

The Mayor is requesting Council’s approval for his attendance at the Community Cabinet.

 

Council has also received notification of an upcoming Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference on 29 – 31 May 2013 at the Mercure Hotel in Brisbane.

 

The conference is aimed at a range of roles and professions, one being that of policymakers & government.

 

The program includes sessions on the following topics:-

 

Human & Social Issues

Risk Management

Community Engagement

Policy & Governance

Relief & Recovery

Business Continuity

Volunteer Involvement

Economy & Environment

Social Media

Crisis Management

 

Early Bird registration extends to registration being received by 27 March, 2013.

Consultation (internal/external):

Julie Reitano – Chief Executive Officer

Rob Hayward – Director – Development & Environment Services

Tony Klein – Director – Community & Commercial Services

Ed Sims – Manager – Major Projects, Economic Development & Tourism

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

The act requires that Councillors’ attendance at conferences be permitted by the local government.  Unauthorised Councillor attendance at conferences could compromise insurance entitlements should circumstances arise that lead to the submission of an insurance claim.

Policy Implications:

Councillor Expense & Provision of Facilities Policy

Financial Resource Implications:

Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference

Per person-

Registration Cost – Estimated at $699

Travel Expenses – Estimated at $330

Accommodation & Meals – Estimated at $700

Total Estimated Cost -  $1,730

 

Community Cabinet

Flights/ Accommodation & meals at an estimated -  $1,400

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.1.1(b) To structure Council’s governance functions in a manner so as to allow effective and efficient utilisation of elected members time and resources to the benefit of the constituents which Council serves.

Supporting Documentation:

Nil

Report authorised by:

Julie Reitano, Chief Executive Officer


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 February 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  13 February 2013

Date: 4 February 2013

Item Number: 10.2

File Number: D13/4429

 

Subject Heading:                     Easter in the Country - Mayoral Breakfast

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Roma Combined Christian Churches

Location:                                           Roma

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Kelly Rogers, Coordinator - Executive Services

 

Executive Summary: 

Traditionally as part of the Easter in the Country Festival (EITC), Council has partnered with Roma Combined Christian Churches annually by way of hosting a joint “Mayoral Breakfast” to commence the EITC celebrations.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That Council:-

1.   Continue to partner with Roma Combined Christian Churches in hosting the EITC Mayoral Breakfast on an annual basis;

 

2.   Consider its ongoing financial commitment in hosting the event, and review the current breakfast format.

 

Body of Report:

Prior to amalgamation the Mayoral Breakfast had been supported by Council, this tradition has continued into the first term of Maranoa Regional Council.

 

Council reviewed arrangements at a General Meeting on 13 October, 2010.  At that time Council resolved that:

 

Council continue to partner with Roma Combined Christian Churches for hosting of Easter in the Country Mayoral Breakfast, by way of contributing 50% of the total cost of the event to a maximum value of $3,000.

 

This request is granted outside the Community Grants & Assistance Policy and on an annual basis.”  

 

Since that time, Council’s contribution has comfortably accommodated associated shared costs in hosting the event to date.  Father Jamie Collins of Roma Combined Christian Churches has advised that for a continuation of the existing program he believes Council’s current contribution to be adequate.

 

For hosting of the 2012 Mayoral Breakfast, costs were distributed as follows:-

Total Outlays             $5,498

Ticket funds received        -$2,750

Donation paid                        $1,538

 

Council’s overall contribution @ 50%  $2,143

 

The program includes –

·    Mayor’s delivery of opening address

·    Mayor’s announcement of the “True Blue Award” recipient

·    Breakfast served (attendees pay an agreed fee to attend)

·    Guest Speaker delivers address

·    Event concludes with a Prayer

·    Surplus fund generated are donated to the Roma School Chaplaincy Program

 

Given that some time has progressed since the last resolution of Council, and a new Council was elected in April 2012, Council may wish to review current arrangements and financial commitment.

 

The Mayoral Breakfast for 2013 is proposed to be held on 28 March 2013, and includes invited guest speaker – Darren Wallace, CEO of G J Gardner Homes .  This year’s EITC program has not yet been made available at the time of writing this report.

Consultation (internal/external):

Mayor MRC – Cr. Robert Loughnan

Father Jamie Collins – Roma Combined Christian Churches

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

Traditionally the Mayoral Breakfast has formed part of the EITC program for an extended period of time.  It would therefore not be unreasonable for the public to expect that Council continue to support EITC by way of partnering with Roma Combined Christian Churches in hosting the Mayoral Breakfast, with the festival now celebrating its 36th year.  It also provides Council an opportunity to directly engage with community members.

Policy Implications:

Nil

Financial Resource Implications:

$3000 has been accommodated for within of the 2012/13 financial year budget. 

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.1.1(b) To structure Council’s governance functions in a manner so as to allow effective and efficient utilisation of elected members time and resources to the benefit of the constituents which Council serves.

Supporting Documentation:

Nil

Report authorised by:

Julie Reitano, Chief Executive Officer


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 February 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  13 February 2013

Date: 5 February 2013

Item Number: 10.3

File Number: D13/4809

 

Subject Heading:                     ULDA extension of Acacia St

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Not Applicable

Location:                                           Not Applicable

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Edward Sims, Manager - Major Projects, Economic Development & Tourism

 

Executive Summary: 

 

The ULDA are preparing to transfer title of land in Cottell St Roma to Horizon Housing Company who in conjunction with SANTOS is constructing affordable accommodation to house key workers (apprentices) in our region.

 

The lots for development immediately adjoin the lot owned by the Endeavour Foundation, and a new road is to be constructed adjacent to its northern border.   It is proposed to push this new road into stage 8a of the UDA to link the network of access lanes in Stage 8b to Cottell St.  

 

Prior to the Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) being able to finalise registration of the title to HHC, they have requested Council’s support of the road dedication as was needed with Stage 1.

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

 

That Council endorses ULDA plans to extend Acacia Road according to their plans.

 

 

Body of Report:

Attached is the plan that shows the connection of Acacia Road from Stage 4 passing through Stage 8 to service the new Horizon lots and connecting at Cottell Street. The road location to the Endeavour site will allow a depth for services then kerb so when/if the Endeavour site is developed it can be integrated easier into a grid design.

To facilitate the sale of two lots to HHC (proposed Lots 7 & 8) the attached plan is pending approval. It is noted that ULDA have stayed outside the reserve boundary.

The writer has consulted with Council’s Acting Manager Asset & Design Services, Kym Downey, and Director Development and Environment Services Rob Hayward who have no objection to the extension of Acacia Road.

 

Roma UDA-SantosApprentice Housing Lots

Consultation (internal/external):

 

MRC Director Development and Environment Services, Robert Hayward

MRC Acting Manager Asset & Design Services, Kym Downey

MRC CEO Julie Reitano

ULDA Development Manager, Genaea Mitchell 

 

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

 

Nil

Policy Implications:

 

Nil

Financial Resource Implications:

 

Nil

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

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

Supporting Documentation:

1View

Eastern precinct view of Roma UDA Master Plan

D13/4816

2View

New Road connection – Acacia Road Roma UDA

D13/4817

 

Report authorised by:

Julie Reitano, Chief Executive Officer


Attachment 1

Eastern precinct view of Roma UDA Master Plan

 


Attachment 2

Roma UDA-Santos Apprentice Housing Lots

 

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 February 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  13 February 2013

Date: 5 February 2013

Item Number: 10.4

File Number: D13/4771

 

Subject Heading:                     Proposed Research Tour to the USA and Canada.

Classification:                                  Open Access    

Name of Applicant:                         Not Applicable

Location:                                           Not Applicable

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Edward Sims, Manager - Major Projects, Economic Development & Tourism

 

Executive Summary: 

 

Sponsored by SANTOS and ORIGIN and in conjunction with an interested consultative group, Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise have arranged a study tour of the energy provinces of USA and Canada during April 2013.  

 

The premise for the tour is that USA and Canada have had the impact of the energy industry on their communities for many decades – as such, we have an opportunity to learn and explore mistakes and successes that have occurred in other regions.  This is an opportunity to obtain first hand quality information from sources allied to Australian local government.

 

The trip has been assembled through a working group of Industry and Government with assistance from a consultant with Canadian Industry experience.  TSBE are keen to obtain Council’s response both positive and negative, by Wednesday 13 February 2013.  After receiving your feedback they aim to take the proposed tour to a wider market.

 

This report seeks Council’s Expression of Interest for participation in the proposed tour which is explained in the attachment.    

 

Officer’s Recommendation:

 That Council:

1.   Advise TSBE of its intention to participate in the tour option 2;

2.   Provide TSBE its comments about the proposed itinerary and

3.   Nominates its delegates to attend and deals with the associated costs in the upcoming budget review.

 

 

 

Body of Report:

Dates - 15th April to 30th April 2013

 

The tour has not been finalised as yet, however to date scheduling has been pinned to an Oil and Gas resource sector development conference.   LNG 17 Conference Houston, Texas 16-19 April 2013 – http://www.lng17.org/speaker/ - 50 countries represented / thousands of delegates, $3,000 a delegate.   Workshops/papers available etc.  

 

The Conference will be jointly opened by Aust Fed Minister Ferguson and program includes sessions that should hold interest for the entire consultative group.

 

Proposed travel route

 

The draft itinerary attached is for discussion and details two options.

 

Group 1......Attending the Conference

 

Brisbane / Los Angeles / Houston / Denver / Farmington / Denver / Calgary / Denver/ Pittsburgh / Dallas / Brisbane  (this route has the 3 days of conference in it and also includes visit to Conocco facilities in Farmington NM)

 

Group 2......Not attending the Conference

 

Brisbane / Los Angeles / Calgary / Denver / Pittsburgh / Dallas / Brisbane (this route has no conference in it and the group will meet the first group to tour together through Canada and exit the same way through US – approx. 5 days shorter commencing 20th April)

 

Highlights

 

Highlights from the program include the destinations put forward by the consultative group.   A variety of themes has been covered in the study tour:-

 

·    best practices CSG development/new technologies

·    supply chain dynamics / logistics

·    local government and sustainable communities, inc sister city development and introductions

·    centres of research and excellence in technologies or sustainable communities

·    trade show

·    site visits to businesses in O&G / invest attraction exchange

 

Maranoa Regional Council Goals

 

·    Interview local government to compare notes on strategies to meet change

·    Validate our own findings (CSG Impacts Study) against experience

·    Seek a mentoring relationship (sister city/town)

Consultation (internal/external):

 

MRC Mayor Cr Robert Loughnan

MRC CEO Julie Reitano

MRC Deputy Mayor Cr Scott Wason & Cr. Cameron O’Neil

MRC Director Development & Environment Services Robert Hayward

Manager Projects TSBE Reagan Parle

 

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

 

Nil

Policy Implications:

 

Nil

Financial Resource Implications:

 

Cost are estimated to be around $10,000 per participant.

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

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

Supporting Documentation:

1View

TSBA USA/Canada Study Tour Draft Itinerary

D13/4859

 

Report authorised by:

Julie Reitano, Chief Executive Officer


Attachment 1

TSBA USA/Canada Study Tour Draft Itinerary

 




 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 February 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  13 February 2013

Date: 31 January 2013

Item Number: 11.1

File Number: D13/3939

 

Subject Heading:                     2013 Australia Day Awards & Celebrations Post Event Report

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                        

Location:                                          

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

 

Executive Summary: 

A Post Event Report on the 2013 Australia Day Awards & Celebrations held on 26 January 2013.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

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

 

 

Body of Report:

Prior to the 2013 Australia Day Celebrations, event formats were developed with the assistance of Council staff, volunteer community organisations, local businesses and Community Development Coordinators, which resulted in a diverse program being delivered throughout the region for each respective community of Injune, Mitchell, Roma, Surat and Yuleba on Australia Day, 26 January 2013.

 

Council’s 2013 Australia Day Program was well received by community members with enthusiastic crowds of approximately 775 people in attendance throughout the region.  Attendance numbers and delivery of activities were affected throughout the region, due to inclement weather.

 

In addition, extensive positive media coverage was received and feedback from community members and Australia Day Ambassadors was also extremely positive and complimentary.

 

Australia Day Event Programs:

Injune & District                                                                          Attendance: 55 people

Venue: Injune Memorial Hall (relocated from Injune Pool)       Time: 3:00pm – 8:00pm

Guest Speaker: Kristy Russel

Celebrations and activities: Australia Day Awards Ceremony, Golden Dogger Awards Ceremony, Affirmation Ceremony, cutting of the Australia Day Cake, Helium Balloons, fun give-aways, Refreshments on sale, indoor beach volleyball, Afternoon Tea with Lamingtons on sale, Kids Craft Corner and Aussie BBQ Dinner on sale.

Community Partners: Injune P&C Association, Injune Council Staff and many community members.

 

Mitchell & District                                                                       Attendance: 200 people

Venue: Mitchell Showgrounds                                                    Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Australia Day Ambassador: Lars Olsen

Celebrations and activities: Australia Day Awards Ceremony, Golden Dogger Awards Ceremony, SES Awards Ceremony, Affirmation Ceremony, cutting of the Australia Day Cake, prizes for best dressed adult and child in Aussie Theme, fun give-aways, Traditional Aussie Tucker on sale, Refreshments on sale, Major Raffle, Slip ‘n’ Slide, apple bobbing races, jumping castle, tug-of-war lamington eating competition, pie eating competition, thong throwing competition, egg & spoon race, sack races, family construction competition, mystery auction, chicks challenge and Live evening music.

Community Partners: KHB Construction Pty Ltd and many community members.

 

Roma & District                                                                          Attendance: 150 people

Venue: Bassett Park (relocated from Big Rig Parklands)      Time: 8:00am – 12:30pm

Australia Day Ambassador: Bill Bristow couldn’t make it, due to weather conditions

Celebrations and activities: Welcome to Country, Australia Day Awards Ceremony, Golden Dogger Awards Ceremony, Affirmation Ceremony, Citizenship Ceremony, cutting of the Australia Day Cake, prizes for best dressed adult and child in Aussie Theme, Helium Balloons, fun give-aways, Aussie BBQ Breakfast on sale, Refreshments on sale, Live entertainment by Ausphonic, Morning Tea on sale, Kangaroo Game, Thong Throwing Competition, Jelly Pit Lucky Dip, Kids Craft Corner, Pie Eating Competition

Community Partners: Roma Tourism Association, Rotary Club of Roma, Cancer Council, Ausphonic and many community members.

 

Surat & District                                                                           Attendance: 240 people

Venue: Surat Lions Park                                                            Time: 8:00am – 1:00pm

Australia Day Ambassador: Dr Sally Butler

Celebrations and activities: Australia Day Awards Ceremony, Golden Dogger Awards Ceremony, Affirmation Ceremony, cutting of the Australia Day Cake, prizes for best dressed adult and child in Aussie Theme, Big Aussie BBQ Breakfast on sale, Refreshments on sale, Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Stall, prizes for best dress adult and child in Aussie Theme, Helium Balloons, fun give-aways, Pedal Powered Smoothies, Free Jumping Castle, Free Merry-Go-Round, Free Face Painting, Yabby Race, Fairy Floss, Snow Cones, BBQ Lunch, multi-draw raffle, kangaroo sausages, Live entertainment by Cow Wilson and free entry to the pool in the afternoon.

Community Partners: Maranoa Charity Rodeo, Surat Fishing & Restocking Club, Spirit of the River Festival, Be Healthy Maranoa, Cow Wilson, Outback Swim Club and many community members.

 

Yuleba, Wallumbilla & District                                                 Attendance: 130 people

Venue: Yuleba Golf & Bowls Clubs                                           Time: 1:00pm – 6:30pm

Guest Speaker: Rodney Landers

Celebrations and activities: Welcome to Country, Australia Day Awards Ceremony, SES Awards Ceremony, Affirmation Ceremony, cutting of the Australia Day Cake, prizes for best dressed child in Aussie Theme, Helium Balloons, fun give-aways, Refreshments on sale, Social Bowls, Thong Throwing Competition, Billy Boiling Competition, Kids Craft Corner and Aussie BBQ Dinner on sale.

Community Partners: Yuleba Development Group, Yuleba Golf Club, Yuleba Bowls Club, Local Policeman and many community members.

 

Marketing of Event Programs:

Event programs were communicated through the region via print media editorial, advertising and a range of additional marketing initiatives including:

§ Editorial Coverage through local and Toowoomba media.

§ Bottle Tree Bulletin Community Newsletter.

§ Posters on noticeboards.

§ Flyers mailed to all householders in the Maranoa Region.

§ Radio Advertising.

§ Newspaper Advertising.

§ On-air Radio Interview with Mayor.

§ Radio Interview with Ambassador.

§ Council Website.

§ Council Messages on Hold.

§ Emails to Community Contact Lists.

 

Internal Feedback:

§ Our Ambassadors and Guest Speakers were a delight to have involved in each of the celebrations.

§ Mitchell & Surat’s Celebrations went really well, as there was so much community involvement.

§ Events were well attended, despite miserable weather conditions.

§ It is a very long and tiring day for one staff member to handle on their own, especially since people offered their assistance and pulled out on the day.

§ Some activities had to be cancelled due to volunteers pulling out at the last minute.

§ Need to get the communities involved in running the celebrations, especially in Roma – the community organisers can decide the time and venue, hopefully encouraging greater community participation.

§ We need to see more Council staff supporting Council Events, as not many were present throughout the region.

§ There is a need to investigate alternate venues to accommodate for all weather access and ease of set up and take down of event.

§ When planning games and activities, we need to make sure they will work with the proposed venue, as well as the back up venue.

§ What appears to continue to work well is encouraging more involvement from the community, both from individual volunteers, as well as partnering with community organisations to both plan and deliver each celebration – but we need to see more community involvement from all communities.

 

External Feedback:

§ The Ambassadors thanked us for our friendly hospitality and community spirited events in Mitchell and Surat.

§ Ambassadors were very down to earth people, with inspirational speeches appealing to locals.

§ Timing of events were well thought out, avoiding the heat of the day.

§ Events were wonderfully organised and set up well by organisers.

§ The Community Development Team did a wonderful job and should be proud of their accomplishment.

§ Due to the poor weather conditions, a lot of rural residents were unable to attend.

§ The face painter in Surat had exceptional skills, with many kids not wanting to wash it off.

§ It’s great to see well deserving people recognised and the right people won the awards.

§ Would like more activities for the kids in Roma – as long as the kids are occupied the parents are happy.  This of course depends on volunteer assistance with activities.

§ The free family activities and competitions were fantastic, enjoyed by all.

Consultation (internal/external):

Tony Klein, Director Community Services and Commercial

Fiona Vincent, A/Manager Community Development

Megan Swords, Coordinator - Community Development Injune

Julia Marr, Coordinator - Community Development Roma

Toni Omundson, Coordinator - Community Development Wallumbilla/Yuleba

Hamish Neil, Local Sport & Recreation Officer

Carlie Watson, Coordinator – Sport & Recreation

Jacqueline Burns, Coordinator – Arts & Culture

Local Cultural Service Officers

Julie Neil – Coordinator, Healthy Communities

Oliver Dowd, Coordinator – Workplace Health & Safety

Executive Services Team

Local Infrastructure Services Teams

Reception Services Team

Mayor and Councillors

Australia Day Ambassadors

Project Coordinators from Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Les Ries, SES Training Coordinator from Emergency Management Queensland

Local Community Organisations, Local Businesses and many community members

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

Nil.

Policy Implications:

Nil.

Financial Resource Implications:

$25,000.00 as per the 2012-2013 Regional Australia Day Budget.

 

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:

Tony Klein, Director - Community & Commercial Services


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 February 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  13 February 2013

Date: 9 January 2013

Item Number: 11.2

File Number: D13/929

 

Subject Heading:                     Healthy Communities Initiative Local Government Area (LGA) Phase 1 - Extension to 30 June 2014

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Melissa Wathen

Location:                                          

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Melissa Wathen, Manager- Social Development

 

Executive Summary: 

The Department of Health & Ageing has offered Maranoa Regional Council the opportunity to negotiate an extended timeframe from July 2013 to June 2014, to utilise under expenditure for the original Healthy Communities Initiative “Be Healthy Maranoa” program to be allocated to ongoing program delivery.

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That Council authorise the Chief Executive Officer to sign the Deed of Variation once it is received and reviewed.

 

 

Body of Report:

Maranoa Regional Council was successful as one of two Local Governments in Queensland to pilot the Healthy Communities Initiative (HCI) for 12 months in 2010 with total funds of $410,130. Due to the success of the Pilot the Department of Health &Ageing offered a further two years Service Agreement of an additional $566,042.

 

Due to some under expenditure throughout the three years the Department of Health & Ageing has reviewed the performance of the “Be Healthy Maranoa” program and advised that their decision to offer an extension of time is based on the “many activities to increase knowledge and education to participants that align with the HCI aims and objectives and has met all deliverables as part of their current funding agreement”. The Department also state that they welcome the “effort of the Maranoa Regional Council to undertake activities to encompass strategic planning for healthy lifestyles, and creating sustainable environments conducive to making healthy lifestyle choices beyond the life of the Initiative”, (as outlined in the attached correspondence S13/92).

 

Consultation (internal/external):

Tony Klein, Director Community and Commercial Services

Julie Reitano, Chief Executive Officer

Julie Neil, Coordinator Healthy Communities Initiative

Marnie Pascoe, Department of Health & Ageing

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

Nil

Policy Implications:

Nil

Financial Resource Implications:

Funded from Department of Health & Ageing

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.4.11(a) To administer various social support programs in accordance with defined services agreements and within financial limitations as per funding received and the level of community service obligation as determined by Council from time to time.

Supporting Documentation:

1View

Healthy Communitities Initiative Local Government Area (LGA) Phase 1 - Extension to  30 June 2014

S13/92

 

Report authorised by:

Tony Klein, Director - Community & Commercial Services


Attachment 1

Healthy Communitities Initiative Local Government Area (LGA) Phase 1 - Extension to  30 June 2014

 



Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 February 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  13 February 2013

Date: 24 January 2013

Item Number: 11.3

File Number: D13/3381

 

Subject Heading:                     Roma Placemaking Plan Implementation

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Not Applicable

Location:                                           Roma

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

 

 

Executive Summary: 

Council adopted the Maranoa Placemaking Strategy in December 2011.  Consideration of an implementation methodology of the Roma Placemaking Plan is now sought.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That Council:

·    Establish a Roma CBD Advisory Committee incorporating key stakeholders to guide the implementation of the Roma Placemaking Plan including but not limited to regulated parking and mid-street crossings considerations and

·    Endorse the use of the various car parking audits undertaken over the previous year by Council for the Roma CBD Advisory Committee.

 

 

Body of Report:

In accordance with the Maranoa Community Plan, Council undertook extensive community engagement to develop placemaking plans for communities in the Maranoa region.  In December 2011, after considering all public submissions on the draft regional placemaking plans, Council adopted the amended plans.  These included Roma’s Placemaking Plan incorporating a number of mid-street crossing treatments in the Roma CBD and the possibility of regulated parking.

 

In the public submission process, Commerce Roma provided ‘in-principle’ support for the mid-street crossings (including ‘meeting points’), however they (along with some of their members) expressed some concerns regarding loss of parking spaces as a result of the proposed mid-street crossings.  Commerce Roma also supported the concept of voluntary regulated parking in the Roma CBD to free up parking in this area.

 

Subsequent to the adoption of the Maranoa Placemaking Strategy, there have been a number of concerns expressed by Roma CBD businesses regarding the potential parking shortages if Council proceeds with plans to install mid-street crossings.  The primary recommendation of this report aims to facilitate further community engagement on the matter before Council implements elements of the Roma Placemaking Plan.

 

Members of the Community Development team have undertaken a number of audits (various locations and times) of vacant car parking spaces and ‘consistent parkers’ in the Roma CBD to secure a documented appraisal of the Roma CBD parking situation.  Council reviewed outcomes of these audits and discussed associated matters at workshops on 6 June 2012 and 27 November 2012.

Consultation (internal/external):

Councillors - workshops

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

Nil

Policy Implications:

Nil

Financial Resource Implications:

Nil

 

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

 

Julie Reitano, Chief Executive Officer   


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 February 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  13 February 2013

Date: 1 February 2013

Item Number: 13.1

File Number: D13/4180

 

Subject Heading:                     Capital Project - Upgrade of Leumeah Lane

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                        

Location:                                          

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Kym Downey, (Acting) Manager Asset & Design Services

 

Executive Summary: 

Council have received a request to upgrade Leumeah Lane, Injune to provide wet weather access to the landholder.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That, Council considers the inclusion of this project in future budget deliberations.

 

 

Body of Report:

Ms Larsen contacted Council on 17 January 2013 via telephone and expressed concern that the access road to her property, Leumeah Lane, would not be trafficable during wet weather.

 

Road Details:

Leumeah Lane

Length:

1.73

kilometres

 

 

 

Properties accessed:

1

 

 

Traffic:

< 10 VPD

 

 

Class:

Rural Minor Access

 

 

Standards

Adopted:

Rural Minor Access

 

Gravel pavement

nil

 

 

Formation

8

m wide

 

 

Flood immunity

1

year ARI

 

 

 

 

Current:

Better than Rural Minor Access

 

Gravel pavement

4

m wide

 -

0.600

k

Formation

8

m wide

 -

1.730

k

Flood immunity

1

year ARI

(Inverts are gravel based)

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed:

Rural Access

 

Gravel pavement

4

m wide

 -

1.730

k

Formation

8

m wide

 -

1.730

k

Flood immunity

1

year ARI

 

 

 

Associated Costs

Construction

1.130

kilometres of

4

 m wide

Gravel pavement

 $       40,000.00

  / k =

$45,200.00

Whole of Life

Current:

Light maintenance grade

1 per 18 months

$721.99

pa

Capital renewal

$331.34

pa

Total

$1,053.33

pa

Proposed:

Light maintenance grade

1 per 18 months

$721.99

pa

Capital renewal

$783.34

pa

Total

$1,505.33

pa

Variation:

An annual increase of

$452.00

pa

 

 

Consultation (internal/external):

Applicant – Mrs Larsen

Senior Overseer

Director of Infrastructure Services

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

Nil

Policy Implications:

Local Government Act 2009 requires that all disbursements have been provided for in the local government’s budget for the financial year.

 

As this project has not been included in the current budget or works program, funds will need to be allocated prior to the project commencing.

Financial Resource Implications:

Capital cost of $45,200; increase in annual renewal cost of $452.00

 

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:

Nil

Report authorised by:

Barry Omundson, Director - Infrastructure Services


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 February 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  13 February 2013

Date: 1 February 2013

Item Number: 13.2

File Number: D13/4216

 

Subject Heading:                     Capital Project - New Road Linking Nellybri Road and Overstone Road

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         N/A

Location:                                           N/A

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Kym Downey, (Acting) Manager Asset & Design Services

 

Executive Summary: 

Council have received several requests to construct a public road to link Nellybri Road and Overstone Road

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

Council considers the inclusion of this project in future budget deliberations.

 

 

Body of Report:

Council has been approached by various landholders, through various means, with requests to construct a road from Nellybri Road to Overstone Road.

If constructed, this road would provide the surrounding landholders with a shorter access to the nearest school bus route, an alternate access route to grain depots in Surat and to the south and may improve access to and from properties during periods of rain and flooding. 

It has been proposed that the road could be constructed in an existing road reserve which links the two roads (Refer map).  The proposed location has been inspected by Council’s Senior Overseer who found that the northern section of the road reserve has poor natural drainage and will require additional works / infrastructure to ensure the required flood immunity is met.  An alternate location for this section was found to the east of the road reserve.  This option would reduce the length of the new road by approximately 0.300 kilometres but would require the opening of a road reserve over the subject area.

Costing details are provided for both options.

 

 

 

Road Details:

Option 1

Length:

9.1

kilometres

 

 

 

Properties accessed:

> 5

 

 

Traffic:

10 - 99 VPD

 

 

Class:

Rural Access

 

 

Standards

Adopted:

Rural Access

 

Gravel pavement

4

m wide

 

 

Formation

8

m wide

 

 

Flood immunity

2

year ARI

 

 

 

 

Current:

Not Applicable

 

Gravel pavement

 

m wide

 -

0.000

km

Formation

 

m wide

 -

0.000

km

Flood immunity

 

year ARI

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed:

Rural Access

 

Gravel pavement

4

m wide

 -

9.100

km

Formation

8

m wide

 -

9.100

km

Flood immunity

2

year ARI

 

 

 

Associated Costs

Construction

9.100

kilometres of

8

 m wide

Formation

$37,000.00

  / km =

$336,700.00

9.100

kilometres of

4

 m wide

Gravel pavement

$40,000.00

  / km =

$364,000.00

 TOTAL

$700,700.00

Whole of Life

Current:

Light maintenance grade

1 per 18 months

$0.00 

pa

Capital renewal

$0.00

pa

Total

$0.00 

pa

Proposed:

Light maintenance grade

1 per 18 months

$3,797.73

pa

Capital renewal

$4,120.48

pa

Total

$7,918.21

pa

Variation:

An annual increase of

$7,918.21

pa

 

 

 

Road Details:

Option 2

Length:

8.8

kilometres

Properties accessed:

> 5

Traffic:

10 - 99 VPD

Class:

Rural Access

Standards

Adopted:

Rural Access

 

Gravel pavement

4

m wide

Formation

8

m wide

Flood immunity

2

year ARI

Current:

Not Applicable

 

Gravel pavement

m wide

 -

0.000

km

Formation

m wide

 -

0.000

km

Flood immunity

year ARI

Proposed:

Rural Access

 

Gravel pavement

4

m wide

 -

8.800

km

Formation

8

m wide

 -

8.800

km

Flood immunity

2

year ARI

Associated Costs

Construction

8.800

kilometres of

8

 m wide

Formation

$37,000.00

  / km =

$325,600.00

8.800

kilometres of

4

 m wide

Gravel pavement

$40,000.00

  / km =

$352,000.00

 TOTAL

$677,600.00

Whole of Life

Current:

Light maintenance grade

1 per 18 months

$0.00

pa

Capital renewal

$0.00

pa

Total

$0.00

pa

Proposed:

Light maintenance grade

1 per 18 months

$3,672.53

pa

Capital renewal

$3,984.64

pa

Total

$7,657.17

pa

Variation:

An annual increase of

$7,657.17

pa

 

 

Mr Jeff Ferrier has advised council officers that he is willing to assist in the construction of this road by completing works associated with clearing and grubbing of the alignment and winning of the gravel material required.  The value of this work / contribution is estimated to be in the order of $60,000.00 - $70,000.00.  This potential contribution has not been included in the construction cost estimates above.

 

Council may also consider the option of constructing formation only and progressively upgrading to a paved surface over a number of years as funds are available.  The capital cost for formation works only (excluding drainage improvement) are in the order of $325,000 - $340,000, depending on road length.  Gravel pavement upgrade works are valued at $40,000 per kilometre (as calculated from current asset revaluation rates).

 

 

Consultation (internal/external):

Mr Jeff Ferrier

Senior Overseer

Director of Infrastructure Services – Barry Omundson

Director of Infrastructure Services (Acting) – Michael Parker

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

Nil

Policy Implications:

Local Government Act 2009 requires that all disbursements have been provided for in the local government’s budget for the financial year.

 

As this project has not been included in the current budget or works program, funds will need to be allocated prior to the project commencing.

 

Financial Resource Implications:

Capital cost of $607,600.00 - $700,700.00; increase in annual renewal cost of $7,657.00 - $7,918.00 (depending on option and contribution).

 

 

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

Finishing the Access to the Surat Development Road - Roger & Sandra Schwennesen

D13/5117

2View

Request for payment access to Surat Development Road from Nellybri Road - Ennis & Dorinda Schwennesen

D13/5118

3View

FW: Proposed Nellybri, Overstone, Cooma Road

D13/5209

4View

FW: PROPOSED ROAD - linking Nellybri Rd - Duncan & Kate Ferrier

D13/5212

5View

Building road via Nellybri eastwards towards Glenmorgan - Elaine Ferrier

D13/5213

 

Report authorised by:

Barry Omundson, Director - Infrastructure Services


Attachment 1

Finishing the Access to the Surat Development Road - Roger & Sandra Schwennesen

 







Attachment 2

Request for payment access to Surat Development Road from Nellybri Road - Ennis & Dorinda Schwennesen

 



Attachment 5

Building road via Nellybri eastwards towards Glenmorgan - Elaine Ferrier

 

From:Julie Reitano[EX:/O=ROMA REGIONAL COUNCIL/OU=EXCHANGE ADMINISTRATIVE GROUP (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=JULIE.REITANO]

To:Kym Downey[SMTP:Kym.Downey@maranoa.qld.gov.au]

Received-Date:20130207

Received-Time:7:45:06 AM

Sent-Date:20130207

Sent-Time:7:45:05 AM

Subject:FW: Proposed Nellyybri, Overstone, Cooma Road

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Begin forwarded message:

 

From: Anne <HYPERLINK "mailto:andamac4@bigpond.com"andamac4@bigpond.com>

Date: 6 February 2013 9:37:43 AM GMT+10:00

To: David Schefe <HYPERLINK "mailto:David.Schefe@maranoa.qld.gov.au"David.Schefe@maranoa.qld.gov.au>

Subject: Proposed Nellyybri, Overstone, Cooma Road

 

 

 

Dear Councillor Schefe

 

 

 

I am contacting you with regards to the alternative proposed road through Nellybri, Overstone and Cooba – via the Anthill.

 

 

 

This road would be a boon to any number of people as it would ensure a shorter more convenient trip from the Glenmorgan area to the Surat area.

 

 

 

In particular, it would be of great assistance to us as our son, Cameron, has a small earthmoving business that we manage which entails work over the Glenmorgan way. Add to that the fact that my husband’s parents live over there and have mail runs which we quite often run for them when they are away, it would mean that we don’t have to go through Surat to get to Glenmorgan or need to run up the Condamine Highway to Warkon. Both trips are of considerable length.

 

 

 

David and I reside and care-take the property ‘Sunnybank’ on the Yuleba Surat Road. This property is owned by the Sutton family on ‘Bundabar’, Glenmorgan.

 

 

 

The Sutton family also own a block, ‘Lonesome’, which is on Overstone Road. The building of this new road would make it an easier and shorter trip for the Suttons to travel between the properties.

 

 

 

The construction of this road would be a boon to a great many people and we would all appreciate it if you would give it the highest consideration.

 

 

 

Regards

 

 

 

Anne McKillop

 

‘Sunnybank’

 

Surat Qld 4417

 

Ph: 0439 655 395

 

 

 

 

Julie Reitano

 

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

D: (07) 4624 0602 M: (04) 1901 1658  F: (07) 4624 6990

 

 From:Julie Reitano[EX:/O=ROMA REGIONAL COUNCIL/OU=EXCHANGE ADMINISTRATIVE GROUP (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=JULIE.REITANO]

To:Kym Downey[SMTP:Kym.Downey@maranoa.qld.gov.au]

Received-Date:20130207

Received-Time:7:44:00 AM

Sent-Date:20130207

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Subject:FW: PROPOSED ROAD

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Julie Reitano

 

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

D: (07) 4624 0602 M: (04) 1901 1658  F: (07) 4624 6990

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Duncan Ferrier [mailto:karita.ferrier@bigpond.com]

Sent: Monday, 4 February 2013 11:37 AM

To: Julie Reitano

Subject: RE: PROPOSED ROAD

 

 

 

ATTENTION: JULIE

 

 

 

We are writing this letter in regards to the proposed road to be put through Nellybri on the gazetted line and come out on the Murilla South Road near the Itzstein property.  Since the Russel Park road closed nearly 7 years ago we have not had an ALL weather access road off Nellybri.  We run a business from our home and employ 3 people who travel out from Surat 5 days a week.   With the floods of the past 3 years when the Balonne River is in flood and the Griman and Myall Creeks back up along the River Road we are unable to leave Nellybri.  The properties of Gambier Park, Pialway, Sydneham & Austin Downs are also cut off and are unable to get out during the floods.  The floods of the past 2 years we have been stuck in for up to 3 to 4 weeks with the kids missing out on school and  us not able to get our workers to work.  As of sending this letter today we have been cut off for 4 days so far and at this stage we don’t know how much longer as the river is still rising.   We have 3 children 2 of whom are school age and the drive to the bus is 40 km.  If we are able to have this road we will hopefully had a shorter distance to travel to a bus  with the opportunity for a new bus route with the bus completing a circle.  Please consider this as a viable road, with the above properties mentioned there are 11 children which is nearly a bus run in itself!!  It is also a concern with sickness especially in the kids of not being able to get to a hospital quick enough with the roads being flooded.  

 

Many Thanks

 

 

 

CAPS

 

DUNCAN & KARITA FERRIER

“NELLYBRI”

SURAT QLD 4417

PHONE 07 46 265 159

FAX 07 46 265 162

MOBILE 0428 265 162

EMAIL: HYPERLINK "mailto:duncan.ferrier@bigpond.com"duncan.ferrier@bigpond.com

HYPERLINK "http://www.duncanspigdogcollars.com.au"www.duncanspigdogcollars.com.au

ABN: 86 259 437 638

From:Julie Reitano[EX:/O=ROMA REGIONAL COUNCIL/OU=EXCHANGE ADMINISTRATIVE GROUP (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=JULIE.REITANO]

To:Kym Downey[SMTP:Kym.Downey@maranoa.qld.gov.au]

Received-Date:20130207

Received-Time:7:41:45 AM

Sent-Date:20130207

Sent-Time:7:41:40 AM

Subject:FW: Building road via Nellybri eastwards towards Glenmorgan

 

 

 

 

 

Julie Reitano

 

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

D: (07) 4624 0602 M: (04) 1901 1658  F: (07) 4624 6990

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: G C Ferrier [mailto:gcferrier2@bigpond.com]

Sent: Sunday, 3 February 2013 6:45 PM

To: Julie Reitano

Subject: Building road via Nellybri eastwards towards Glenmorgan

 

 

 

Elaine Ferrier      611Nellybri Road

 

"Nellybri"

 

Surat 4417

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Julie Reitano

 

CEO

 

Maranoa Regional Council

 

PO Box 52

 

Mitchell 4465

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Julie,

 

 

 

I write this letter with the purpose of supplying information to assist the discussions in council regarding the building of a road that passes through our family property Nellybri some 50 km east of Surat township.

 

 

 

Several plus years ago our normal route of travel was closed by our neighbors on "Russell Park",  consequently our neighbors on the western side, Scott Proud from "Sydenham also then decided he would close his section of the road between Nellybri and Sydenham, thus Nellybri community of families found ourselves landlocked and in a most frustrating position geographically.  Warroo Shire Council installed an access road to allow us to gain access to the established river road, thus permitting a route to travel to the towns of Surat and Roma and beyond  should the need arise.

 

 

 

This meant a very extended journey for us to travel east as we had to travel all the way out to the River Road turn off at on the main road that is the Surat Development Road and turn back to go to Toowoomba or elsewhere heading east.

 

 

 

Eventually we purchased a grader and the men built a road on our property out through black soil plains which gives us access east in dry weather conditions only, as it is a difficult journey in wet muddy slippery conditions and only taken in extreme circumstances due to the damage caused to the road not to mention the effects on the vehicles.

 

 

 

This road serves  us well, however it is all the surrounding properties in times of flood such  we are currently experiencing at this precise moment when the river road becomes inaccessible to traffic as the floods waters from the Balonne River back up and rise at the Grymen and Myall Creek crossings making it impossible to get to any town either east or west as well and the Bingee river crossing being in flood  also ensures  access to the north is also impossible.

 

 

 

The Families I speak of are The Schwennesen Families Roger and wife Sandra and two school age children who need access to the Surat Stat School Bus and townships, also Innes and Dorinda Schennesen both families reside on the property of Pialaway, These  families  need access to reasonable roads to enable members to seek medical services appointments for treatments in tertiary facilities on a frequent basis.  Additionally the Zeismers  (Gambier Park) - Kent and Bre with 3 young children and a double business to manage and run also need access to school bus and need to travel east on a frequent basis, As does Rockdale, families x two, as well as the Austin Downs managers who work for another grazier on the St George side of Surat and our closest neighbor the Prouds also need access out in flood circumstances.

 

 

 

It is to Nellybri that all of these people turn to seek valuable access out through our man made small property road and its only natural to acknowledge that this is not a sustainable solution as we do not have the manpower, equipment or finances to maintain our private road to allow free continual exceptional circumstances usage of our road.

 

 

 

We as a family grazing enterprise realize the benefit in agreeing with the construction of a joining road through our property "Nellybri" along the gazetted line as closely as is possible being gracious to understand the needs of those families who need access to an all weather road to enable off farm travel for schooling their children and seeking medical services and in case of emergencies.  My son runs a canvas making goods business on farm at Nellybri - Duncan's Pig Dog Collars and it is vital that he has access to Australia Post on  a needs basis which is daily usually, as he sends his wares around the world via Australia Post, hence a vibrant supporter of the local post office and mail run services .  Duncan and his wife have 3 young children, two school age and a toddler and need viable access to medical services if and when necessary.

 

 

 

I my self am employed by MRC and travel to Surat 2 days each week to work. I transport my grand children to and from school on some occasions and can definitely see the benefits in having access to this new planned road which offers security in unfavorable climatic conditions and reduces the necessity to have to cross flooded creek crossings  in order to reach my home after work, as there are many waterways which flow across the road on the way home.

 

 

 

Without  road access for any of these properties can prove hugh financial losses for the owners as it is necessary to transport and move stock, bring in fodder and move grain, purchase  farming chemicals and seeds and if a road is not available the financial consequence can be of massive proportion to these otherwise viable agricultural businesses who contribute in their own way to the betterment of the region.

 

 

 

I hope that council considers the benefits for those most in need to have an all weather access road to reach the Surat Development Road enabling travel to whatever chosen destination or reason for the journey as living rurally is a challenge most of the time .

 

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Elaine Ferrier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 February 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  13 February 2013

Date: 1 February 2013

Item Number: 13.3

File Number: D13/4240

 

Subject Heading:                     CAPITAL PROJECT – FOOTPATH CONSTRUCTION, ARTHUR STREET, ROMA

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         N/A

Location:                                           N/A

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Kym Downey, (Acting) Manager Asset & Design Services

 

Executive Summary: 

Council have received a request to construct footpath in front of 63 Arthur Street, Roma.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That, Council considers the inclusion of this project in future budget deliberations.

 

 

Body of Report:

Gofarm Roma contacted Council on 14 January 2013 via telephone and requested that concrete or paved footpath be provided in front of their business.  Gofarm advised that the area is subject to a relatively high level of foot traffic and there has been multiple people trip in the area.  Gofarm also stated that they had been advised previously that this project would be carried out.

The western side of Arthur Street, from McDowall Street to Bungil Street, currently has several different standards of footpath.  These standards include small pavers for full width (McDowall Street intersection to 67 Arthur Street and 59 - 61 Arthur Street), large pavers to a width of 1.2 metres centrally located (65 Arthur Street), small pavers to a width of 1.2 metres centrally located (57 Arthur Street to Bungil Street intersection).

Current Australian standards require any new footpaths to be a minimum of 1.5 metres wide.

The costs associated with constructing a 1.5 m wide paved footpath at 63 Arthur Street (Option 1) are detailed below.  The costs to construct a full width paved footpath at 63 Arthur Street only (Option 2) and to construct a full width paved footpath at 63 – 65 Arthur Street (Option 3) have also been included for consideration.

 

OPTION 1

Footpath Location

63 Arthur Street, Roma

Standards

1.5 m wide footpath constructed using pavers to match existing

Area:

14.0

m x

1.5

m =

21.0

m2

Associated Costs

Construction

21.0

m2 of

paved footpath

$150.00

  / m2 =

$3,150.00

Whole of Life

Current:

Maintenance

$0.00

pa

Capital renewal

$0.00

pa

Total

$0.00

pa

Proposed:

Maintenance

$0.00

pa

Capital renewal

$210.00

pa

Total

$210.00

pa

Variation:

An annual increase of

$210.00

pa

OPTION 2

Footpath Location

63 Arthur Street, Roma

Standards

4.0 m wide (full width) footpath constructed using pavers to match existing

Area:

14.0

m x

4

m =

56.0

m2

Associated Costs

Construction

56.0

m2 of

paved footpath

$150.00

  / m2 =

$8,400.00

Whole of Life

Current:

Maintenance

$0.00

pa

Capital renewal

$0.00

pa

Total

$0.00

pa

Proposed:

Maintenance

$0.00

pa

Capital renewal

$560.00

pa

OPTION 3

Footpath Location

63 - 65 Arthur Street, Roma

Standards

4.0 m wide (full width) footpath constructed using pavers to match existing

Area:

28.0

m x

4

m =

112.0

m2

Associated Costs

Construction

112.0

m2 of

paved footpath

$150.00

  / m2 =

$16,800.00

Whole of Life

Current:

Maintenance

$0.00

pa

Capital renewal

$288.00

pa

Total

$288.00

pa

Proposed:

Maintenance

$0.00

pa

Capital renewal

$1,120.00

pa

Total

$1,120.00

pa

Variation:

An annual increase of

$832.00

pa

 

Consultation (internal/external):

Senior Overseer

Manager – Works (North)

 

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

Nil

Policy Implications:

Local Government Act 2009 requires that all disbursements have been provided for in the local government’s budget for the financial year.

As this project has not been included in the current budget or works program, funds will need to be allocated prior to the project commencing.

 

Financial Resource Implications:

Capital cost of $3,150.00 - 16,800.00; increase in annual renewal cost of $210.00 - $832.00.

 

 

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:

Nil

Report authorised by:

Barry Omundson, Director - Infrastructure Services


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 February 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  13 February 2013

Date: 5 February 2013

Item Number: 13.4

File Number: D13/4775

 

Subject Heading:                     Capital Project - Dust Seals on Maranoa Road

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                        

Location:                                          

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Kym Downey, (Acting) Manager Asset & Design Services

 

Executive Summary: 

Council have received a request to provide a bitumen seal to Maranoa Road in front of the “Karoola Park” and “Pembroke” homesteads

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That, Council considers the inclusion of this project in future budget deliberations.

 

 

Body of Report:

Council has received correspondence from Max and Marie Bright and Chris Ellem requesting a dust seal in front of “Karoola Park” and “Pembroke” homesteads at 3856 and 4132 Maranoa Road respectively.

The correspondents have identified an increase in dust following works on Maranoa Road and resulting from an increase in traffic on that road.  They have raised concerns as to the health impacts of this increase in dust.

The relevant sections of Maranoa Road have a 7 metre wide pavement on an 8 metre wide formation. 

 

Location

3856 & 4132 Maranoa Road

Standards

Apply 7m wide 2 coat bitumen seal to existing 7m wide pavement

Area:

2 x

150.0

m x

7

m =

2,100.0

m2

Associated Costs

Construction

2,100.0

m2 of

2 coat bitumen seal

$11.11

  / m2 =

$23,331.00

Whole of Life

Current:

Maintenance

$682.80

pa

Capital renewal

$435.84

pa

Total

$1,118.64

pa

Proposed:

Maintenance

$0.00

pa

Capital renewal

$1,333.19

pa

Total

$1,333.19

pa

Variation:

An annual increase of

$214.55

pa

 

Sealing the full width of the existing pavement removes the need for shoulder grading and the associated maintenance costs.  The application of a two coat seal increases the life of the surface and provides a residual for future resealing.  The sections nominated for sealing are more than 14 kilometres from the nearest existing sealed section, which potentially may result in increased costs for establishment for sealing / resealing contractors.

 

 

These costs are for the provision of a dust seal 150 metres long and 7 metres wide in front of both homesteads.  The correspondents have requested 1 kilometre of seal in front of the homesteads. The capital cost for the works as requested will be $155,540.00.  The resultant annual increase in whole of life costs will be $1,430.00.

Maranoa Road is classified as a Local Road of Regional Significance.  Council’s Statement of Intent for this road includes a long term goal of upgrading the road to meet a Major Collector standard – 11 m formation, 9 m pavement and 9 m sealed surface. 

Consultation (internal/external):

Noel Kerr – Senior Overseer

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

Nil

Policy Implications:

Local Government Act 2009 requires that all disbursements have been provided for in the local government’s budget for the financial year.

 

As this project has not been included in the current budget or works program, funds will need to be allocated prior to the project commencing.

Financial Resource Implications:

Two dust seals 150 metres long: Capital cost of $23,331.00; increase in annual renewal cost of $214.00

 

 

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

Chris Ellem - Request for bitumen to be laid at Pembroke on Maranoa Road

D13/2634

2View

Max & Marie Bright - Repairs to the Maranoa Road - 1km in front of the Karoola Park homestead and the Pembroke homestead

S12/17090

 

Report authorised by:

Barry Omundson, Director - Infrastructure Services


Attachment 1

Chris Ellem - Request for bitumen to be laid at Pembroke on Maranoa Road

 

From:default@maranoa.qld.gov.au[SMTP:default@maranoa.qld.gov.au]

To:Maranoa Regional Council[SMTP:Maranoa.RegionalCouncil@maranoa.qld.gov.au]

Received-Date:20130119

Received-Time:12:39:14 AM

Sent-Date:20130119

Sent-Time:12:22:26 AM

Subject:Feedback Form

 

Name : chris ellem     

Phone : 46265421 

Comments :

Councilors,

We are writing to ask you to consider allowing for a strip of bitumen to be laid on Maranoa Road in front of our residence at Pembroke.  We are making this request now because of the deterioration that road has suffered in recent years, due in part to ain increase in truck traffic from new cropping land on Riversleigh and Morocco, and also due to the dusty nature of the gravel used to re-sheet the road after the flooding. This gravel is breaking up again in spite of the recent work carried out prior to Christmas. We are again not able to safely travel that road in an ordinary car. 

The amount of dust entering our home is significantly more than in previous years, it is becoming unbearable and we are concerned about the health risks involved.  As you will see from our photographs the dust billows up and at times forms fog that is very thick and can be tasted when you breath.

We are aware that the Brights of Karoola Park have made a similar request and we would like to add our support to their application, as theirs should add weight to ours.

     

 

 


Attachment 2

Max & Marie Bright - Repairs to the Maranoa Road - 1km in front of the Karoola Park homestead and the Pembroke homestead

 


Attachment 2

Max & Marie Bright - Repairs to the Maranoa Road - 1km in front of the Karoola Park homestead and the Pembroke homestead

 






Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 February 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  13 February 2013

Date: 29 January 2013

Item Number: 13.5

File Number: D13/3610

 

Subject Heading:                     Planning study to investigate options for heavy vehicle and Type 2 Road Train access through or around Roma, linking Butcher's Hill to the Roma Saleyard

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Not Applicable

Location:                                           Not Applicable

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Peter Weallans, Manager -  Infrastructure Planning

 

 Executive Summary: 

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has commenced a planning study to investigate options for heavy vehicle and Type 2 Road Train access through or around Roma, linking Butcher’s Hill to the Roma Saleyards and is seeking Council’s comments/feedback on important considerations for a future access route.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

·    Council provide DTMR with the feedback as identified in the body of the report which outlines the issues that Council would like to be considered as part of the planning study.

 

·    Council advise DTMR that it would welcome the opportunity to provide further feedback/comments as the study progresses through the various stages.

 

Body of Report:

 

Concerns with current issues with heavy vehicles travelling through Roma:

·    Due to the significant increase in traffic volumes in the Maranoa Region, the bottleneck at the corner of Warrego Highway and Carnarvon Highway (near Roma State College Junior Campus) continues to be problematic causing safety and traffic issues for students, motorists and general public as a result of the number of heavy vehicles using this intersection.

·    Safety and traffic issues with heavy vehicles at the intersection of Warrego Highway/Raglan Street/Quintin Street

·    No parking signs which have been erected on locations along the Warrego Highway between Hawthorne and Wyndham Street due to traffic issues arising from heavy vehicles parking at these locations. This has resulted in a lack of heavy vehicle parking to allow operators to obtain refreshments especially at night.

 

Future economic development and residential and business growth, including any planned developments:

·    Council is fully supportive of allowing Type 2 road train access to the saleyards which will increase economic activity/growth within the agricultural industry in the Maranoa Region.

·    Council is currently in the very early stages of reviewing development of the saleyards complex and the formulation of a master plan.  This master plan will have significant impacts for the operations of Type 2 road trains.  Council is not in a position to identify the impacts at this early stage and would like to work closely with DTMR and provide feedback/comments as the saleyard master plan progresses.

 

Preferences that Council has in relation to the route that heavy vehicles can take through or around Roma:

·    Minimise the impact of heavy vehicle traffic on residents’ amenity and safety.

·    Avoid going through town in close proximity to schools.

·    Consider options that will allow all heavy vehicles travelling north and south to avoid travelling through Roma.

·    Route to support Council’s current Strategic Plan regarding zoning through/around Roma.

·    Linking accesses with existing industrial sites which will support local developments

·    Linking Type 2 road corridor route close to a railway corridor may facilitate justification to increase rail services.

·    Discussions are continuing within Council to determine best solution for the Primaries Road access to the saleyards.  Type 2 considerations will be taken into account however this access should not influence the proposed route.

Consultation (internal/external):

Anthony Klein – MRC Director Community & Commercial Services

Terrance Hyland – MRC Manager Saleyards Operations

Edward Sims – MRC Manager Major Projects, Economic Development & Tourism

Robert Hayward – MRC Director Development & Environment Services

Peter Weallans – MRC Manager Infrastructure & Planning

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

Nil

Policy Implications:

Nil

Financial Resource Implications:

Nil

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.5.3(a) To undertake any road works maintenance requirements in a planned, responsive and efficient manner for the benefit of all road users.

Supporting Documentation:

Nil

Report authorised by:

Barry Omundson, Director - Infrastructure Services   


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 February 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  13 February 2013

Date: 24 January 2013

Item Number: 15.1

File Number: D13/3407

 

Subject Heading:                     Request to extend operating hours for six months for a Material Change of Use for Industry, Office & Accommodation Units (File Ref: C12.404)

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Viking Energy Pty Ltd C/- John Hasted, Istana Services Pty Ltd

Location:                                           69 Beaumont Drive, Roma Qld 4455 (Lots 2 & 3 on RP892984)

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Danielle Pearn, Coordinator - Planning

 

Executive Summary:  This application originally sought a Development Permit for Material Change of Use for Industry (Medium Impact Industry, ERA21 – Motor Vehicle Workshop Operation, ERA43 – Concrete Batching Plant, Chemical Storage and pipe inspection station), Office and Accommodation Units (15 units and amenities block) on land at 69 Beaumont Drive, Roma Qld 4455 and described as Lots 2 & 3 on RP892984.

The proposal is located opposite rural residential development and applied to operate 24 hours a day.  An approval was issued on 30 August 2011 to allow the development but restricting the operating to times to the following:

The hours of operation will be limited to 6am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 6am to 1pm Saturday with no operation on Sundays or Public Holidays.  The loading and unloading of goods will be limited to 6am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 6am to 1pm Saturday with no operation on Sundays or Public Holidays

The applicant appealed the decision to restrict the operating hours and a number of mediation meetings have occurred, with the latest being held on 30 November 2012, in the presence of a court appointed mediator.  This meeting confirmed that no mitigation measures could be put in place to overcome the noise of heavy vehicles entering and leaving the site throughout the night.

Following the issuing of the development approval, the Council subsequently considered a request to allow the 24 hour operation of the business for a period of two years and refused this request. 

The applicant also established accommodation on the site, which are not fully compliant with regulations, and a show cause notice was issued by the Council on 26 September 2012.  Officers of the Council have offered to assist in ensuring the accommodation on the site meets fire protection standards.

The development has not altered its operational status since.  The applicant is now seeking approval from the Council to operate 24 hours for a period of 6 months.

The owners of the operation have indicated they are looking to relocate to a more suitable industrial location that would allow 24 hour operation and unfettered access to the site.  Any extension of operating hours may delay the decision to relocate.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation:  Council refuse any extension of operating hours due to the inability of the industrial operation to mitigate noise emanating from heavy vehicles visiting the site outside of daylight hours.

 

 

Body of Report:

Refer to Attachment 1.

Consultation (internal/external):

-     Lou Scarpato Futureproof Strategies as part of the LOCAL GOVERNMENT PLANNING ALLIANCE. 

-     Engineering comment has been sought internally.

-     External consultation has been undertaken as required under SPA.

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

The applicant had and exercised their appeal rights under SPA.

Policy Implications:

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

Financial Resource Implications:

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

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

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

Supporting Documentation:

1View

Body of Report

D13/3408

2View

Development Plans

D13/4391

 

Report authorised by:

Robert Hayward, Director- Development & Environment Services


Attachment 1

Body of Report

 

 

1.0       Background information

 

The proposed development was for Material Change of Use for Industry (Medium Impact Industry, ERA21 Motor Vehicle Workshop, ERA43 Concrete Batching, Chemical Storage and pipe inspection station), Office and Accommodation Units (15 units and amenities block). Both ERA21 and ERA43 are devolved to local government for assessment.

 

The proposed office buildings on Lot 2 will is limited to two storeys and 8.0 metres above ground level in height, while office buildings on Lot 3 will be limited to one storey (Refer to Attachment 2 - Plans 11020C, 11020D). The proposed workshop will be limited to 10.0 metres in height. Accommodation units will be limited to one storey in height.

 

The applicant originally applied for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week operation of the development. Nuisance resulting from dust, light and noise was to be mitigated through site management plans and the conditions of development for Environmentally Relevant Activities.  The use has been operating for some time and Council has received numerous complaints about noise and dust outside of normal daytime operating hours.  The mitigation measures outlined would be sufficient for an industrial estate during daytime hours, however, this site is located in close proximity to residential development and amenity considerations are required.

 

Motor vehicle ingress to and egress from the site will be sealed and obtained from Beaumont Drive to the north of the site via three existing gated driveway crossovers. 

 

The following request was received by an agent for the owner of the site.


 

 

 

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

 

The proposed use is defined as "Industry", and “Accommodation Units” in the Roma Town Planning Scheme 2006. The uses are described as follows:

"Industry" means any premises used for any of the following operations:

(i) (a) any manufacturing process whether or not such process results in the production of a finished article; or

(b) the breaking up or dismantling of any goods or any goods or any articles for trade, sale or gain, as ancillary to any business; or

(c) repairing and servicing of articles including vehicles, machinery, buildings or other structures, laundering of articles but not including on-site work on buildings or other structures; or

(d) any operation connected with the installation of equipment and services and the extermination of pests but not including on site work on buildings or other structures or land; or

(e) treating waste material; or

(f) the storage or sale of any solid, liquid or gaseous fuel where such storage is not for a purpose separately defined herein; or

(g) any process of testing and analysis; and

(ii) when conducted on the same land as any of the above operations-

(a) the storage of goods used in connection with or resulting from any of the above operations; or

(b) the provision of amenities for persons engaged in such operations; or

(c) the sale of goods, resulting from such operations; or

(d) any work of administration or accounting in connection with such operations.

 

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

 

It is the intention of this application to provide ancillary offices for professional staff of Viking Energy and API in conjunction with the industrial uses at the site.  An “Office” is not a defined term in the Roma Town Planning Scheme 2006, unless the use is a “Professional Office”. The use intended is not considered consistent with the definition of “Professional Office”, as the “Office” is directly associated with the industry use on the site and has a floor area, which is greater than what is considered ancillary to the primary use.  Therefore, the use is an “Undefined Use” being an “Office”. 

 


 

The site is situated at 69 Beaumont Drive, Roma QLD 4455 and described as Lots 2 & 3 on RP892984. (Refer Figure 1 – Locality Plan)

 

Figure 1 - Locality Plan                                                                                                      Source: Google Maps 2010

 

The site is situated in the Industrial Zone of the Roma Town Planning Scheme 2006. (Refer Figure 2 – Zoning)

 

Figure 2 - Zoning                                                                 Source: Roma Town Planning Scheme 2006


The site is adjoined to the west by industrial lots. The site has frontage to the Warrego Highway to the south however, does not obtain motor vehicle or pedestrian access from this frontage. To the south and west of the site are a number of industrial premises, including a recently subdivided industrial estate. To the north of the site is a rural residential estate.  

 

(Refer Figure 3 – Aerial Photograph)

Figure 3 – Aerial Photograph                                                                                           Source: Google Maps 2010

 

 

 

 

 

3.0       Assessment against the planning scheme

 

Proposed use is not in conflict with planning scheme

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

 

However, the proposed development is for an industrial use in the Industrial Zone near residences, situated at the eastern edge of the Roma township. Potentially adverse impacts resulting from activities at the site, including dust and noise emissions, will be managed to minimise the impact of the proposed development on the rural residential estate to the north of the site through implementation of the Environmental Management Plan and Dust Management Plan.  Due to the proximity to residential development, hours of operation are limited to 6am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 6am to 1pm on Saturday with no operation on Sundays or Public Holidays.  This is a condition of development.  

 

Urban Area Code 

 

The proposal was generally consistent with the codes for industrial development in the Town Zone Code of the Roma Town Planning Scheme.  The following codes required consideration and the conditions applied met both the codes and some of the concerns of objectors to the proposal.  It should be noted the proposal was in operation prior to the application being lodged and both the Council and neighbouring residents had first-hand knowledge of the impacts.

 

For all the Town Zone

1. Infrastructure

PC 22 Noise Emissions

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

The Noise Assessment Report prepared by Noise Mapping Australia states that it is anticipated that the proposed development will exceed ambient noise criteria (46dB(A)) for residences on-site due to extended operation of heavy vehicles on-site.

 

In response to this finding, the report recommends:

 

·     Heavy vehicles operate on-site for short periods (less than 6 minutes per hour); or

·     If it is necessary to operate heavy vehicles for extended periods then the vehicles should be located inside a building or behind a fence/screen positioned between the vehicles and S3 and S4.This fence screen would form an acoustic barrier and should be located in from of residences S3 and S4.

 

However, as the site is located opposite rural residential development and the noise levels are exceeded for all times at one of the sensitive receptor locations, the proposed development will adversely impact on the amenity of the sensitive land use.  Therefore, a condition of development will limit the hours of operation of the Industry use to 6am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 6am to 1pm Saturday and no operation on Sunday or Public Holidays. 

 

The restriction of hours of operation will minimise adverse impacts on the amenity of the rural residential dwellings situated opposite the site. 

 

The mediation meeting on 30 November 2012 indicated some anomalies in the calculation of the potential noise impacts and may have understated the proposed noise levels.  This further justified the need to restrict operating hours.

For the Industrial Zone

PC 48 Vehicular traffic

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

Vehicle movements to and from the site will utilise the road network that services industrial sites to the east, west and north of the site.

 

Loading and unloading of goods is limited to 6am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 6am to 1pm Saturday with no operation on Sundays or Public Holidays.  This will be a condition of development. 

PC 53 Operating Hours

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

The hours of operation will be limited to 6am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 6am to 1pm Saturday with no operation on Sundays or Public Holidays.  The limited hours of operation are a condition of development to minimise adverse impacts on the residential amenity of rural residential dwellings situated opposite the site.  

PC 54 Delivery of Goods

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

The loading and unloading of goods will be limited to 6am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 6am to 1pm Saturday with no operation on Sundays or Public Holidays.  The limited hours for loading and unloading of goods are a condition of development to minimise adverse impacts on the residential amenity of rural residential dwellings situated opposite the site. 

 

Submissions

Nineteen properly made submissions were received by Council during the public notification period. The names and addresses of the properly made submitters are listed below:

1.   D. Horrigan – 4 Roslyn Drive, Timbury Hills (PO Box 1442, Roma) Qld 4455

2.   Mark and Kathy Wiedman – 94 Beaumont Drive, Roma Qld 4455

3.   Allan S Dingwall – 66 Beaumont Drive, Roma Qld 4455

4.   S.B & S.M Williamson – 37 Roslyn Drive, Roma Qld 4455

5.   Leora D. Cooper & Owen Cooper – 98 Roslyn Drive, Roma Qld 4455

6.   Lloyd West – 54 Beaumont Drive, Roma Qld 4455

7.   Renee & Rodney Waugh – 5 Roslyn Drive, Roma Qld 4455

8.   M. Thornthwaite – 62 Roslyn Drive, Roma Qld 4455

9.   D. Wells – 62 Roslyn Drive, Roma Qld 4455

10. Peter & Helen Wells – 34 Roslyn Drive, Roma Qld 4455

11. David Laverty & Julie Laverty – 30 Creek Street, Roma Qld 4455

12. Jayde Laverty & Jake Murray – 166 Roslyn Drive, Roma Qld 4455

13. Peta Laverty – 166 Roslyn Drive, Roma Qld 4455

14. Dayle Little – 181 East George Street, Roma Qld 4455

15. T. Britten – 202 East Miscamble Street, Roma Qld 4455

16. Tony Swinton – 32 Clayton Road, Roma Qld 4455

17. Chris Bereyne – 101 Clayton Road, Roma Qld 4455

18. L. & C. Beling – 101 Clayton Road, Roma Qld 4455

19. Troy Belry - 119 Clayton Road, Roma Qld 4455

 

An additional submission from the Timbury Hills Residents was received by Council outside the advertising period (23 June 2011); however the issues addressed in this submission align with those raised in the 19 properly made submissions.

 

The table below details the specific issues addressed by the submitters and a considered response to each issue is provided:

Issue

Response

Against the Proposal

Development will increase heavy vehicle traffic in proximity to rural residential dwellings.

The number of properties that obtain direct access to Beaumont Drive is limited and it is therefore considered that significant conflict between private and industrial vehicles will be minimal.

 

The Noise Assessment Report prepared by Noise Mapping Australia has indicated that the noise impacts of heavy vehicle movements to and from the site will be within normal range for residential uses. The proposed development will be required to demonstrate compliance with Australian noise standards.

 

Nuisance resulting from dust, light and noise will be mitigated through site management plans, the conditions of development for Environmentally Relevant Activities and limiting hours of operation and loading and unloading of goods to 6am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 6am to 1pm Saturday with no operation on Sundays or Public Holidays.  The limited hours of operation will be a condition of development and will minimise adverse impacts on the residential amenity of rural residential dwellings situated opposite the site. 

 

The increase hours of operation will result in worsening of noise, dust and fume emissions.

A Dust Management Plan will be implemented as a condition of development. The plan addresses the main sources of dust emissions from the site, which are the pneumatic transfer and mixing of cement, dust generated from vehicle movement and wind erosion of dust from exposed surfaces.

 

The hours of operation will be limited to 6am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 6am to 1pm Saturday with no operation on Sundays or Public Holidays.  The limited hours of operation will be a condition of development and together with implementation of the Dust Management Plan will minimise adverse impacts on the residential amenity of rural residential dwellings situated opposite the site. 

 

Beaumont Road not sufficient standard to accommodate heavy vehicles and road trains on a regular basis

Two of the three vehicle crossovers to Beaumont Drive will be widened and upgraded as part of the proposed development, so that heavy vehicles will not manoeuvre on the gravel or grass swale areas at the front of the site. These upgrades will reduce dust emissions relating to the proposed use.

 

It is otherwise considered an unreasonable imposition on the applicants to provide a full upgrade of Beaumont Drive, given that the use is currently operating at the site, a number of industrial uses currently lawfully operate in the area and the number of properties obtaining direct access to Beaumont Drive is limited. 

 

Development will adversely impact on property values of nearby rural residential land

The impact of the proposed development on the value of surrounding rural residential areas is not a planning consideration. Nevertheless, the aspects of the proposed development that are likely to impact on property values, including vehicle traffic, noise and dust emissions; have been addressed through specialist consultant reporting and suitable conditions will be imposed to limit adverse impact to the amenity of the surrounding rural residential area.

 

 

 

The recommendations of the Noise Impact Report prepared by Noise Mapping Australia and Air Quality Assessment Report prepared by PAE Holmes were adopted as requirements of the development, partly in response to the above submissions.

 


Attachment 2

Development Plans

 



Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 February 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  13 February 2013

Date: 1 February 2013

Item Number: 15.2

File Number: D13/4314

 

Subject Heading:                     Application for Material Change of Use - Accommodation Units not catering for the travelling public (10 units)

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         David Matthew Walmsley & Susan Jane Walmsley C/- Fyfe Pty Ltd, PO Box 103, Springwood QLD 4127

Location:                                           35 Ronald Street, Injune Qld 4454 (Lot 314 on Crown Plan I7182)

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Danielle Pearn, Coordinator - Planning

 

Executive Summary:  This application seeks to carry out a Material Change of Use (Accommodation Units not catering for the travelling public – 10 units) on land at 34 Ronald Street, Injune QLD 4454 and described as Lot 314 on Crown Plan I7182.   The proposed development consists of 10 individual accommodation unit buildings, a separate laundry building and outdoor communal recreation area.  

The proposed change is generally consistent with the provisions of the Bungil Shire Council Planning Scheme including the DEOs and Town Zone Code.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation:  Council approve the application for a Material Change of Use (Accommodation Units not catering for the travelling public – 10 units) at 35 Ronald Street, Injune QLD 4454 and described as Lot 314 on Crown Plan I7182, subject to the following conditions:

 

Preamble

 

1.      Refer to http://www.cmdg.com.au/ for the Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines (CMDG).

 

Conditions of Approval for Stage 1 for 5 Units and Laundry

 

Advice

 

This approval is for Accommodation Units only.  Any use of the dwellings for short-term accommodation would constitute a development offence and would be liable for prosecution under Chapter 7, Section 3 of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.

 

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 (Accommodation Units not catering for the travelling public – 5 units & laundry) in accordance with the approved plans:

 

Plan/Document number

Plan/Document name

Date

12-0604 SD-00 DA1

Site Plan as amended in red.

June 2012

12-0604 SD-01 DA1

Vehicle Swept Path

June 2012

12-1604 SD-02 DA1

Floor Plan & Elevations

June 2012

12-0604 SD-03 DA1

Typical Section

June 2012

12-0604 SD-07 DA1

Laundry Floor Plan & Elevations

June 2012

12-0604 SD-08 DA1

Laundry Typical Section

June 2012

CMDG-R-041 Rev B

Residential Driveway Slab and Tracks

July 2011

D7

Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines (CMDG) – Erosion Control and Stormwater Management Design Guideline

03/2012

D11

Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines (CMDG) - Water Reticulation Design Guideline

10/2007

D12

Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines (CMDG) - Sewerage Reticulation Design Guideline

10/2007

 

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

 

 

Stormwater and Drainage

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

9.      The developer shall submit a subsequent development application for Operational Works (stormwater management) to Council for approval for the development.

 

Erosion Control

 

10.    All construction works on site to be undertaken in accordance with the Institute of Engineers (Australia) (IEAUST) Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Engineering Guidelines for Queensland Construction sites and the CMDG Design Guidelines – D7. 

 

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

 

12.    Measures shall be applied to prevent site vehicles tracking sediment and other pollutants onto adjoining roads during the course of the construction period and to prevent dust nuisance during construction.

 

13.    Should it be necessary for the road and/or drainage system to be reinstated or cleaned up due to erosion and/or sedimentation from the site, then such works shall be undertaken at no cost to Council. 

 

Services Provisions

 

14.    The development is to be connected to Council’s reticulated sewerage disposal system in accordance with the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) publication WSA02-2002 Sewerage Code of Australia (version 2.3) and the CMDG Design Guideline - D12 ‘Sewerage Reticulation’, at no cost to Council.

 

15.    The development is to be connected to Council’s reticulated water supply system in accordance with the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) publication WSA03-2002 Water Reticulation Code of Australia (version 2.3) and the CMDG Design Guideline – D11 ‘Water Reticulation’, at no cost to Council.

 

16.    The development must be connected to an electricity reticulation service in accordance with the relevant service provider’s requirements and specifications along with relevant building standards, requirements and specifications (as relevant).

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Rubbish Collection and Refuse bin location.

 

20.    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.

 

21.    Bulk waste and recycling bins are to be provided and screened within an enclosed bin storage areas at the Ronald Street frontage of the site, in accordance with amended Plan No. 12-0604 SD-00 DA1 dated June 2012, Site Plan.

 

Access, Car parking and Manoeuvring

 

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

 

23.    Vehicle crossover from Ronald Street is to be constructed of concrete in accordance with drawing CMDG-R-041 Rev B - Residential Driveway Slab and Tracks, dated 07/2011.

 

24.    Vehicle crossover must be located a minimum distance of one metre from any street signage, power poles, street lights, manholes, stormwater gully pits or other Council assets.

 

25.    Vehicle manoeuvring areas must be provided on-site in accordance with approved Plan No. 12-0604 SD-01 DA1 dated June 2012 ‘Vehicle Swept Path’ to ensure vehicles can manoeuvre from designated onsite car parking spaces to exit the site in a forward direction.

 

26.    Provide a total of five (5) car parking spaces on the site, in accordance with Plan No. 12-0604 SD-00 DA1 dated June 2012, Site Plan.

 

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

 

Landscaping and Fencing

 

28.    Landscaped areas are to be provided at the side (northern and southern) and rear (eastern) boundaries of the site, as shown on approved Plan No. 12-0604 SD-00 DA1 dated June 2012, Site Plan.

 

29.    Landscaping must be provided at the Ronald Street frontage of the site, as shown on amended Plan No. 12-0604 SD-00 DA1 dated June 2012, Site Plan.  Landscaping at the Ronald Street frontage must reach a minimum height of 2 metres within 18 months of planting at the commencement of the use and must be maintained at all times while the use is operating at the site.

 

30.    Additional landscaping is to be provided at the end of the central driveway to visually screen the proposed laundry from Ronald Street as shown on amended Plan No. 12-0604 SD-00 DA1 dated June 2012, Site Plan.  Landscaping at the Ronald Street frontage must reach a minimum height of 2 metres within 18 months of planting at the commencement of the use and must be maintained at all times while the use is operating at the site.

 

31.    Construct and maintain a 1.8 metre high acoustic fence along the entire length of the southern side boundary, northern side boundary and eastern rear boundary.

 

Avoiding Nuisance

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Advertising Signs

 

36.    Any proposed advertising devices shall be subject to a further development application and planning approval unless the advertising devices are in accordance with the exempt or self assessable requirements of the relevant Council planning scheme.

 

Infrastructure Contributions

 

37.    You shall pay to Council an infrastructure contribution of $43,000.00 in accordance with the attached Infrastructure Charges Notice, prior to construction commencing.

 

No Cost to Council

 

38.    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.

 

39.    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.

 

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

 

Use

 

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

 

42.    The developer is to notify Council upon completion of the conditions of approval and prior to occupation of the dwelling units.

 

Latest versions

 

43.    Where another condition refers to a specific published standard, manual or guideline, including specifications, drawings, provisions and criteria within those documents, that condition shall be deemed as referring to the latest versions of those publications that are publicly available at the time the first operational works or compliance approval is lodged with the assessment manager or approval agency for those types of works to be performed or approved, unless a regulation or law requires otherwise.

 

Conditions of Approval for Stage 2 for 5 Units

 

Advice

 

This approval is for Accommodation Units only.  Any use of the dwellings for short-term accommodation would constitute a development offence and would be liable for prosecution under Chapter 7, Section 3 of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.

 

Complete and Maintain

 

43.    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.

 

44.    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.

 

45.    Maintain the approved development being Material Change of Use (Accommodation Units not catering for the travelling public – 5 units) in accordance with the approved plans:

 

Plan/Document number

Plan/Document name

Date

12-0604 SD-00 DA1

Site Plan as amended in Red

June 2012

12-0604 SD-01 DA1

Vehicle Swept Path

June 2012

12-1604 SD-02 DA1

Floor Plan & Elevations

June 2012

12-0604 SD-03 DA1

Typical Section

June 2012

D7

Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines (CMDG) – Erosion Control and Stormwater Management Design Guideline

03/2012

D11

Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines (CMDG) - Water Reticulation Design Guideline

10/2007

D12

Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines (CMDG) - Sewerage Reticulation Design Guideline

10/2007

 

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

 

Stormwater and Drainage

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

51.    The developer shall submit a subsequent development application for Operational Works (stormwater management) to Council for approval for the development.

 

Erosion Control

 

52.    All construction works on site to be undertaken in accordance with the Institute of Engineers (Australia) (IEAUST) Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Engineering Guidelines for Queensland Construction sites and the CMDG Design Guidelines – D7. 

 

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

 

54.    Measures shall be applied to prevent site vehicles tracking sediment and other pollutants onto adjoining roads during the course of the construction period and to prevent dust nuisance during construction.

 

55.    Should it be necessary for the road and/or drainage system to be reinstated or cleaned up due to erosion and/or sedimentation from the site, then such works shall be undertaken at no cost to Council.

 

Services Provisions

 

56.    The development is to be connected to Council’s reticulated sewerage disposal system in accordance with the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) publication WSA02-2002 Sewerage Code of Australia (version 2.3) and the CMDG Design Guideline - D12 ‘Sewerage Reticulation’, at no cost to Council.

 

57.    The development is to be connected to Council’s reticulated water supply system in accordance with the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) publication WSA03-2002 Water Reticulation Code of Australia (version 2.3) and the CMDG Design Guideline – D11 ‘Water Reticulation’, at no cost to Council.

 

58.    The development must be connected to an electricity reticulation service in accordance with the relevant service provider’s requirements and specifications along with relevant building standards, requirements and specifications (as relevant).

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Rubbish Collection and Refuse bin location.

 

62.    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.

 

63.    Bulk waste and recycling bins are to be screened within an enclosed bin storage area, in accordance with amended Plan No. 12-0604 SD-00 DA1 dated June 2012, Site Plan.

 

Roads, Access, Car parking, Manoeuvring Areas and Landscaping

 

64.    Vehicle manoeuvring areas must be provided on-site in accordance with approved Plan No. 12-0604 SD-01 DA1 dated June 2012, Vehicle Swept Path, to ensure vehicles can manoeuvre from designated onsite car parking spaces to exit the site in a forward direction.

 

65.    Provide a total of five (5) car parking spaces on the site, in accordance with Plan No. 12-0604 SD-00 DA1 dated June 2012, Site Plan.

 

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

 

Avoiding Nuisance

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Advertising Signs

 

71.    Any proposed advertising devices shall be subject to a further development application and planning approval unless the advertising devices are in accordance with the exempt or self assessable requirements of the relevant Council planning scheme.

 

Infrastructure Contributions

 

72.    You shall pay to Council an infrastructure contribution of $43,000.00 in accordance with the attached Trunk Infrastructure Report prior to construction commencing.

 

No Cost to Council

 

73.    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.

 

74.    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.

 

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

 

Use

 

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

 

77.    The developer is to notify Council upon completion of the conditions of approval and prior to occupation of the dwelling units.


 

Latest versions

 

78.    Where another condition refers to a specific published standard, manual or guideline, including specifications, drawings, provisions and criteria within those documents, that condition shall be deemed as referring to the latest versions of those publications that are publicly available at the time the first operational works or compliance approval is lodged with the assessment manager or approval agency for those types of works to be performed or approved, unless a regulation or law requires otherwise.

 

 

Body of Report:

Refer to Attachment 1.

Consultation (internal/external):

-     Ken Ryan and Associates Pty Ltd and Lou Scarpato Futureproof Strategies as part of the LOCAL GOVERNMENT PLANNING ALLIANCE (only assessment stage undertaken by Local Government Planning Alliance)

-     MRC Engineering Services (internal)

-     Public notification was carried out in accordance with the requirements of SPA.

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

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

Policy Implications:

The application generally accords with the Policy position of the Bungil Shire Council Planning Scheme 2006.

Financial Resource Implications:

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

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

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

Supporting Documentation:

1View

Body of Report

D13/4317

2View

Development Plans

D13/4496

3View

DTMR Response - No Requirements

D12/36027

4View

Adopted Infrastructure Charges Notice

D13/4379

 

Report authorised by:

Robert Hayward, Director- Development & Environment Services


Attachment 1

Body of Report

 

1.0       Background information

 

The application is for Accommodation Units, consisting of ten units and a separate laundry building. The units will be located in ten separate buildings adjacent to the side (northern and southern) boundaries of the site.  The laundry building will be located at the rear (eastern) boundary of the site.  An outdoor communal recreation area is proposed adjoining the laundry, at the north-western corner of the site.  The proposed development has a gross floor area of 218 square metres, resulting in a site cover of approximately 19.6% of the total site area.  All proposed buildings are limited to one storey and a maximum height of 3.4 metres.

 

Vehicular access to the site will be obtained via a 5.0 metre wide crossover from Ronald Street.

 

Each unit will be provided with one car parking space, adjoining each unit building. The total of 10 car parking spaces exceeds the requirements of Schedule 2: Standards for Roads, Car parking, Access and Manoeuvring.

 

A 1.8 metre high acoustic fence will be provided along the northern and southern (side) boundaries of the site, and the eastern (rear) boundary. The acoustic fencing will provide noise attenuation to adjoining residential and community uses.

 

The proposed development will be constructed in two stages.  Stage 1 will comprise the crossover, driveway, landscaping, acoustic fencing, recreational area, units 6 to 10 and the laundry.  Stage 2 will comprise units 1 to 5.

 

The applicant has provided a town planning report addressing the Town Area Code of the Bungil Shire Council Planning Scheme 2006.

 

The applicant has provided proposal plans in support of the proposed development.


Attachment 1

Body of Report

 

 

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

The proposed use is defined as "Accommodation Units" in the Bungil Shire Planning Scheme 2006, which is described as follows:

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

The proposed development consists of 10 rooming units.

 

The site is situated at 35 Ronald Street, Injune QLD 4454 and described as Lot 314 on Crown Plan I7182 (refer Figure 1 - Locality Plan).

 

Figure 1 - Locality Plan                                                                                                      Source: Whereis 2011

 

 


 

 

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

Figure 2 - Zoning                                                 Source: Bungil Shire Council Planning Scheme 2006

 

The site currently contains a vacant dwelling (refer Figure 3 - Aerial Photograph).

 

The adjoining site to the north is vacant.  The adjoining sites to the south and east contain a one storey dwelling and the Injune library and Information Centre, respectively.  The site is bounded to the west by Ronald Street (refer Figure 3 - Aerial Photograph).

 

Figure 3 - Aerial Photograph                                                                                                            Source: Google 2013

 

 

 

 

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

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

(ii)  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 is not in conflict with planning scheme

Although the planning scheme requires Impact Assessment for the proposed use, there is no conflict with the intent of the Bungil Shire Council Planning Scheme 2006. The proposed development will provide for additional accommodation opportunities within the Residential Precinct, and will not result in significant adverse impact to existing Houses in the surrounding area.

 

Desired Environmental Outcomes

The Desired Environmental Outcomes (DEOs) are based on ecological sustainability established by IPA 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 town are protected.

 

The site is currently used for residential purposes and contains minimal vegetation and no features of environmental or scenic significance.  Landscaped areas will be established along the frontage, side boundaries and rear boundary of the site to maintain visual amenity and screen the development from the road and adjoining sites. 

 

(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 and therefore will not be adversely impacted by contamination, erosion, salinity or landslip. 

 

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

 

The proposed development is located within an established urban area and will not adversely impact on biodiversity, water or air quality. 

 

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

 

The site is not identified as being in proximity to 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.

 

Although the town of Injune is mapped as being Good Quality Agricultural Land, the subject site is located within an established residential area and is not considered to be suitable to support grazing or other rural activities.  The site is currently developed for residential purposes and is adjoined at all boundaries by urban uses including dwellings and community facilities.

 

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

 

The proposed development is located in close proximity to the Injune town centre and will not have an adverse impact on key resource areas or other resources.  The proposed Accommodation Units will provide additional accommodation opportunities in Injune, thereby supporting the consolidation of resource industries in 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 is for Accommodation Units in a residential area, which will support industry, business and employment opportunities by providing additional accommodation opportunities in an area of demand.

 

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

 

The proposed development is for Accommodation Units in a residential area and will not adversely impact on rural business opportunities in the town and wider area. 

 

(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 is located in an established residential area and has convenient access to roads, services and appropriate infrastructure. 

 

(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 Accommodation Units, which is defined as a residential use.  The development will further maintain the residential amenity through 1.8 metre high acoustic fences along the side and rear boundaries of the site, and landscaping along all boundaries including the Ronald Street frontage.

 

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

 

The proposed development does not encroach on road, rail, water or electricity infrastructure networks.  The development is located within 100 metres of a State-controlled Road, being Hutton Street, however will gain access from Ronald Street, which is a residential route.  Therefore the proposed development will not adversely impact on the operation of the road network.  DTMR have assessed the application as a concurrence agency and have no requirements for development (refer Appendix 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 Accommodation Units in close proximity to the Injune town centre, and will consolidate 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 located in a well established residential area and is not mapped as being affected by bushfires or natural and other hazards.  

 

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

 

The proposed development will establish Accommodation Units in close proximity to the Injune town centre.  The development will provide accommodation for transient workers in Injune and the wider region, providing a greater variety of accommodation options within the town.  The development will not cater for the travelling public.

 

Overall Outcomes for Town Zone Code

The Town Zone Code identifies overall outcomes providing direction about relevant assessment issues.  The overall outcomes for the Town Zone Code are the purpose of the code.  The code seeks to ensure that development within the Town Zone:

 

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

 

The proposed development is for a use that will support the expansion of business, industrial, tourist, community and recreation activity in the local government area.

 

(b)  protects the rural and heritage character and amenity of the Town Zone;

 

The proposed development is for Accommodation Units consisting of 10 units.  The bulk and scale of the proposed development from Ronald Street is considered to be consistent with the character of the immediate locality, with all proposed buildings limited to 1 storey and a maximum of 3.4 metres in height.

 

(c)   provides safe and convenient access for pedestrians and cyclists;

 

The proposed development will maintain a high level of amenity and permeability along pedestrian pathways at the Ronald Street frontage of the site through landscaping and appropriately located and safe vehicle access.

 

(d)  has no adverse impact on Good Quality Agricultural Land;

 

Although the town of Injune is mapped as being Good Quality Agricultural Land, the subject site is located within an established urban area and is not considered to be suitable to support grazing or other rural activities.  The site is currently developed for residential use and is adjoined at all boundaries by urban uses, including residential dwellings and community facilities.

 

(e)  for residential uses to occur in areas where it is most cost effective to supply physical infrastructure, such as water, sewerage, roads and electricity;

 

The site is currently well serviced by physical infrastructure, such as water, sewerage, roads and electricity.

 

(f)    is located, designed and operated in a manner that protects and enhances commercial scale, intensity, form and character;

 

The site is located in an established residential area, in close proximity to the Injune town centre and other retail and commercial uses.  The proposed development is considered to be consistent with the scale and intensity of development in the surrounding area, as all proposed buildings are limited to 1 storey and a maximum height of 3.4 metres. Appropriate fencing and landscaping will be established along the side and rear boundaries, and frontage of the site to maintain the amenity of the site and retain the character of the surrounding area.  To ensure any adverse impacts to the surrounding area are minimised, and in keeping with the residential nature of the use, the proposed development will provide accommodation for transient workers and will not cater for the travelling public.

 

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

 

The site is located within a well established residential area.  The proposed development will not adversely impact on the quality of the soil, air or water and public health and safety.

 

(h)  does not prejudice or impact adversely on other uses including those within other zones;

 

The proposed Accommodation Units are considered to be suitably located in an established residential area within close proximity to community services and facilities in the Injune town centre.  The location of the Accommodation Units in a residential area is consistent with the residential nature of the use and is of a scale and intensity that will not adversely impact on surrounding residential uses.

 

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

 

The Accommodation Units will gain access from a 5.0 metre wide crossover to Ronald Street. The proposed development will not result in significant increases in vehicle movements to and from the site, and will not adversely impact on the operation of the road network. 

 

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

 

The site is not located in proximity to areas or sites of conservation importance.

 

(k)   is undertaken in an orderly and logical sequence to achieve efficient provision of infrastructure, including social infrastructure;

 

The proposed development is for Accommodation Units in an established residential area.  The site is serviced by traditional urban infrastructure and is in close proximity to community and retail facilities in the Injune town centre.

 

(l)    is located and designed in ways that minimise the need for flood and landscape mitigation, and to protect people and premises from such natural events;

 

The site is located in an established residential area and has previously been developed for residential use.  The site is not mapped as being subject to flooding or other natural disasters.

 

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

 

The site is located in an urban area and is serviced by an appropriate level of infrastructure, including water supply, reticulated sewerage supply and power supply.

 

(n)  does not impact adversely on infrastructure.

 

The proposed development will not adversely impact on infrastructure.

 

 

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

 

Town Zone Code

 

Performance Criteria

Assessment responses

A.  A. For all the Town Zone

1. Infrastructure

PC 1 Electricity

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

The proposed development is located in an established urban area and is provided with electricity infrastructure.

PC 2 Water Supply

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

The proposed development is located in an established urban area and is provided with water supply.

PC 3 Effluent Disposal

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

The proposed development is located in an established urban area and is provided with reticulated sewerage infrastructure.

PC 4 Stormwater/Inter-Allotment Drainage

Stormwater is collected and discharged so as to:

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

(b) prevent the waterlogging of nearby land; and

(c) protect and maintain environmental values.

The proposed development will provide an appropriate stormwater drainage system in accordance with the standards in Schedule 6: “Standards for Stormwater Drainage”, with a lawful point of discharge proposed to Ronald Street.   

PC 5 Vehicle Access

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

The proposed development will gain access from Ronald Street via a 5.0 metre wide crossover.  Access will be designed and constructed in accordance with Schedule 2: “Standards for Roads, Car parking, Access and Manoeuvring Areas”.

PC 6 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 Accommodation Units include 1 car parking space for each unit, with a total of 10 car parking spaces proposed.  This is in excess of the requirements of Schedule 2: Standards for roads, car parking, access and manoeuvring areas in the Bungil Shire Council Planning Scheme, which requires 0.5 spaces per rooming unit for Accommodation Units.

PC 7 Roads

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

The proposed crossover will provide for all weather road access between the premises and the existing road network.

PC 8.1 Highways

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

The proposed development will gain access to Ronald Street, which is not a State-controlled Road.

PC 8.2

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.

 

The proposed development is located within 100 metres of Hutton Street to the east, which is a State-controlled Road.  The proposed development will be orientated towards, and gain access from, Ronald Street, and will therefore have a negligible impact on the efficient use and integrity of Hutton Street as a commuter link.

PC 8.3

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

The proposed development fronts a residential street with a low level of traffic movements.  The development is within 100 metres of a State-controlled Road, however is buffered by existing development on adjoining sites to the rear.  It is therefore considered that road traffic noise levels to the site will be minimal.

PC 9 Gas and Oil Pipelines

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

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

PC 10 Refuse Tips and Effluent Treatment Plants

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

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

PC 11.1 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.

 

PC 11.2

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

The site is not located within 100 metres of a rail corridor.

PC 12 Development in the Vicinity of the Aerodrome

Development

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

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

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

The site is not located within 100 metres of an aerodrome.

PC 13 Development in the Vicinity of the Aerodrome

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

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

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

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

(d) interfering with navigation or communication facilities;

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

(f)   transient intrusions into the aerodromes operational space.

N/A – The site is not in the vicinity of an aerodrome.

2. Environment

PC 14 Watercourses

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

N/A – The site is not located in proximity to any watercourses.

PC 15 Flooding

Premises are designed and located so as:

(a) not to adversely impacted upon by flooding;

(b) to protect life and property; and

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

The site is not mapped as being affected by a 1 in 100 year flooding event.

 

PC 16 Air Emissions

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

The proposed development is for Accommodation Units, and will emit minimal air emissions.

PC 17 Noise Emissions

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

The proposed development is for Accommodation Units catering for transient workers and is expected to generate minimal noise emissions.  A 1.8 metre acoustic fence on the southern (side), northern (side) and eastern (rear) boundaries of the site will further reduce potential noise impacts on adjoining dwellings.  This will be conditioned as part of the application. 

PC 18 Water Quality

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

(a) the biological integrity of aquatic ecosystems;

(b)  recreational use;

(c)  supply as drinking water after minimal treatment;

(d)  agricultural use; or

(e)  industrial use.

Appropriate water quality treatment devices will be included in the stormwater collection and dispersal system.  This will be included as a condition of application. 

PC 19 Excavation and Filling

Excavation and filling of land ensures:

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

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

N/A – The proposal does not involve excavation or filling. 

PC 20 Construction Activities

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

Construction will implement erosion control and silt collection measures to ensure protection of environmental values.

PC 21 Cultural Heritage

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

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

PC 22 Buildings of Significance

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

N/A – The site is not in proximity to buildings of significance.

PC 23 Character Buildings

Development adjacent to buildings identified as heritage or character buildings within Schedule 10 incorporates design features, materials and details that blend with the existing character.

N/A – The site is not in proximity to character buildings.

B.  B. For the Residential Precinct

C.  Residential Development and Dual Occupancies

PC 24 Height

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

The proposed buildings do not exceed a maximum height of 1 storey and 3.4 metres.

PC 25 Site Coverage and Setbacks

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

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

The proposed development has a GFA of 218 square metres, being 19.6% of the site area.

 

The development is set back 7 metres from the Ronald Street frontage of the site.

 

The development is set back from the side boundaries of the site by a minimum of 2 metres.  This is considered appropriate as appropriate acoustic fencing and landscaping will also be established along the side boundaries to screen the development from adjoining residential dwellings.

PC 26 Density

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

N/A – The proposed development is for Accommodation Units.

PC 27 Residential Outbuildings

Residential amenity is to be maintained.

A separate laundry building is proposed on the site, which will be set back 1 metre from the rear boundary of the site and a minimum of 6 metres from the side boundaries.  These setbacks are considered to be sufficient as the proposed development will also established acoustic fences and landscaping along the rear and side boundaries to screen the development from adjoining sites.

To protect the amenity of the street, it is proposed to insert a condition for additional landscaping in front of the laundry to visually obstruct it from Ronald Street.

 

The laundry will have a GFA of 19.8 square metres and a maximum height of 3.4 metres.

 

The laundry has a site coverage of 0.4% of the site area.

PC 28 Residential amenity for Dual Occupancies:

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

N/A – The proposed development is not for a Dual Occupancy.

PC 29 Landscaping for Dual Occupancies:

Landscaping on the site should be:

(a) visually pleasing and create an attractive environment;

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

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

N/A – The proposed development is not for a Dual Occupancy.

For Non Residential Activities Located in the Residential Precinct

PC 30-32

 

N/A – The proposed Accommodation Units is classed as a residential activity.

i. C. For the Commercial Precinct

PC 33-44

N/A – The subject site is located within the Residential Precinct.

ii.            D. For the Industrial Precinct

PC 45-51

N/A – The subject site is located within the Residential Precinct.

iii.           E. For the Open Space and Recreation Precinct

PC 52-58

N/A – The subject site is located within the Residential Precinct.

F. For the Rural Residential Precinct

PC 59-60

N/A – The subject site is located within the Residential Precinct.

G.  G. Specific Land Uses

PC 61-63 - Home Based Business

N/A – The proposed development is for Accommodation Units.

PC 64-67 - Host Home Accommodation

N/A – The proposed development is for Accommodation Units.

PC 68 - Telecommunication Facility 

N/A – The proposed development is for Accommodation Units.

 

Other assessment issues

Subsequent approval for Operational works, Building Works and Plumbing Works will be required. 

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) response dated 16 October 2012 advises that they have no requirements for the development approval for the application (refer Appendix 2).


Attachment 3

DTMR Response - No Requirements

 

Note:

A paper copy of the plans will be provided at the meeting as reference to attachment 2 has been updated.. 




Attachment 4

Adopted Infrastructure Charges Notice

 

 

 


ADOPTED INFRASTRUCTURE CHARGES NOTICE

 

Issued by Maranoa Regional Council in accordance with:

 

1.   Section 648F of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009

2.   State planning regulatory provision (adopted charges) 2012

3.   Maranoa Regional Council Resolution to adopt Infrastructure Charges for the Bungil Planning Scheme under the State planning regulatory provision (adopted charges), 2012 – effective 26 September 2012

4.   Development Approval 2012/18301 for a Material Change of Use - “Accommodation Units” situated at 35 Ronald Street, Injune Qld 4454, and described as Lot 314 on I7182.

 

(a)       The amount of the charge:

 

$86,000.00 is payable as infrastructure charges.

 

This is based on an adopted charge of $10,000.00 per 1 per suite for Accommodation (long-term).

 

A discount of $14,000 is applicable based on the monetary equivalent of the existing lawful use of the premises.

 

(b)       The land to which the charge applies:

 

This charge is levied in respect of a Development Approval for a Material Change of Use - “Accommodation Units” situated at 35 Ronald Street, Injune Qld 4454, and described as Lot 314 on I7182..

 

(c)       The person to whom the charge must be paid:

 

Chief Executive Officer,

Maranoa Regional Council

 

(d)       When the charge is payable:

 

Prior to construction of the approved use.

 

(e)       If the local government has, under its adopted infrastructure charges resolution, provided for the charge to increase, an additional amount, worked out in compliance with section 648D(10)(b) of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009, is payable on the day the charge is paid:

 

The Maranoa Regional Council Resolution to adopt Infrastructure Charges for the Bungil Planning Scheme under the State planning regulatory provision (adopted charges) 2102 – effective 26 September 2012, provides for increases in charges to be made in accordance Section 7 of that Resolution. The increases are related to the Consumer Price Index (all Groups) for Brisbane.


ADVICE ABOUT THIS ADOPTED INFRASTRUCTURE CHARGES NOTICE (AICN)

 

When does an AICN lapse?

 

An AICN lapses if the corresponding development approval or compliance permit stops having effect.

 

Negotiated AICN

 

A person who receives an AICN may make a written representation (e.g. a letter, facsimile or email) about the AICN to the entity that gave the notice (i.e. local government or a water distributor retailer) (Chapter 8, Part 4 of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA)). If the entity agrees with any of the representations, the entity will issue a negotiated AICN which replaces the original notice.

 

SPA also provides for representations to be made about decision notices under Chapter 6, Part 8. Where a negotiated decision notice affects the amount of an adopted infrastructure charge, the local government may issue a new AICN to replace the original notice (section 364 of the SPA).

 

A representation about an AICN or a decision notice must be started during the period within which the person may make an appeal about the AICN or the decision notice.

 

Permissible change and an AICN

 

A permissible change, is a minor change to a development approval that would not result in a substantially different development (section 367 of the SPA). An AICN, or negotiated AICN, cannot be issued as part of the process for a permissible change to a development approval. In this regard, a permissible change to a development approval should not result in a change that warrants a new AICN.

 

Making an appeal about an AICN

 

A person, who is given an AICN or negotiated AICN and is dissatisfied, may appeal to the Planning and Environment Court (Court) against the notice, under section 478 of the SPA. An appeal against an AICN or a negotiated AICN can only be about:

whether a charge in the notice is so unreasonable that no reasonable relevant local government, state infrastructure provider or coordinating agency could have imposed it; or

an error in the calculation of the charge.

 

A person has 20 business days to start an appeal against an AICN or negotiated AICN.

 

Another way to appeal against an AICN or negotiated AICN is the Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committee (Committee). The Committee provides an accessible, affordable and timely service for members of the public not satisfied with decisions made by local governments and private certifiers. Errors in the calculation of the charge can be appealed to the Committee, under section 535 of the SPA.

 

An appeal against an AICN or negotiated AICN, to either the Court or the Committees, is not an appeal against a development application, development approval, compliance assessment or compliance permit. As such, an appeal does not affect the period in which the corresponding development approval or compliance permit takes effect and lapses.

 

 

FOR YOUR REFERENCE:

 

Extract from the Sustainable Planning Act 2009- Section 478

 

478    Appeals about particular charges for infrastructure

 

(1) This section applies to a person who has been given, and is dissatisfied with—

(a) an infrastructure charges notice, regulated infrastructure charges notice, adopted infrastructure charges notice or regulated State infrastructure charges notice; or

(b) a negotiated infrastructure charges notice, negotiated regulated infrastructure charges notice, negotiated adopted infrastructure charges notice or negotiated regulated State  infrastructure charges notice.

(2) The person may appeal to the court against the notice.

(3) An appeal against a notice mentioned in subsection (1) must be started within 20 business days after the day the notice is given to the person.

(4) An appeal under this section may only be about—

(a) whether a charge in the notice is so unreasonable that no reasonable relevant local government, State infrastructure provider or coordinating agency could have imposed it; or

(b) an error in the calculation of the charge.

To see details of other sections of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009, you can go to the legislation section of the Queensland Government website. The following internet link may assist:

http://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/LEGISLTN/CURRENT/S/SustPlanA09.pdf

 

 http://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/LEGISLTN/CURRENT/S/SustPlanA09.pdf

 

 
(5) To remove any doubt, it is declared that an appeal under this section can not be about the methodology used to establish an adopted infrastructure charge or the charge in a relevant infrastructure charges schedule, regulated infrastructure charges schedule or regulated State infrastructure charges schedule.

 

 

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 February 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  13 February 2013

Date: 3 February 2013

Item Number: 15.3

File Number: D13/4333

 

Subject Heading:                     Application for Material Change of Use - Accommodation Units (5 units) (File Ref: 2012/18200)

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Discovery Building Contractors Pty Ltd C/- Storey & Castle Planning Pty Ltd, 12/1 Nerang Street, Nerang QLD 4211

Location:                                           19 Spencer Street, Roma Qld 4455 (Lot 1 on RP4387)

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Danielle Pearn, Coordinator - Planning

 

`Executive Summary:  This application seeks a Development Permit for a Material Change of Use for “Accommodation Units” (5 Units) situated at 19 Spencer Street, Roma QLD 4455, described as Lot 1 on RP4387.

 

The application is subject to Impact Assessment against the relevant provisions of Roma Town Planning Scheme 2006.  One submission was received during the public notification period (12/11/2012 – 03/12/2012).

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

Council approve the application for a Material Change of Use for “Accommodation Units” (5 Units) situated at 19 Spencer Street, Roma QLD 4455, described as Lot 1 on RP4387, subject to the following conditions:

 

Preamble

 

1. Refer to http://www.cmdg.com.au/ for the Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines (CMDG).

 

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 (Accommodation Units) in accordance with the approved plans:

 

Plan/Document Number

Plan/Document Name

Date

12-001Spe A1-01

Site Plan

23/07/2012

12-001Spe A2-01

Building A Ground Floor Plan

23/07/2012

12-001Spe A2-02

Building A First Floor Plan

23/07/2012

12-001Spe A3-03

Building B Floor Plans

23/07/2012

12-001Spe A3-01

Elevations 1 & 2

23/07/2012

12-001Spe A3-02

Elevations 3 & 4

23/07/2012

12-001Spe A3-03

Elevations 5 & 8

23/07/2012

12-001Spe A2-02

Elevations 6 & 7, Section

23/07/2012

SK01 Rev 01

Vehicle Turn Path Sheet 1 of 2

04/10/2012

SK02 Rev 01

Vehicle Turn Path Sheet 2 of 2

04/10/2012

1205011149 LS-1 of 1 Rev A

Landscape

05/2012

K2307-0003

Stormwater Management Plan

25/09/2012

CMDG-R-041 Rev B

Residential Driveway Slab and Tracks

07/2011

D7

Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines (CMDG) – Erosion Control and Stormwater Management Design Guideline

03/2012

D11

Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines (CMDG) - Water Reticulation Design Guideline

10/2007

D12

Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines (CMDG) - Sewerage Reticulation Design Guideline

10/2007

 

4.    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.

 

Stormwater and Drainage

 

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

 

6.    Post-development stormwater runoff flows (whose characteristics include volume, concentration and velocities) must be directed to the lawful point of discharge for the development site and there must be no increases in any silt loads or contaminants in any flow from the property being developed during the development process and after the development has been completed.

 

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

 

8.    Stormwater runoff is to be collected and discharged in accordance with the Stormwater Management Plan: K2307-0003 dated 25/09/2012.

 

Erosion Control

 

9.    All construction works on site to be undertaken in accordance with the Institute of Engineers (Australia) (IEAUST) Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Engineering Guidelines for Queensland Construction sites and the CMDG Design Guidelines – D7. 

 

10.  Measures shall be applied to prevent site vehicles tracking sediment and other pollutants onto adjoining roads during the course of the construction period and to prevent dust nuisance during construction.

 

11.  Should it be necessary for the road and/or drainage system to be reinstated or cleaned up due to erosion and/or sedimentation from the site, then such works shall be undertaken at no cost to Council. 

 

Services Provisions

 

12.  The development is to be connected to Council’s reticulated sewerage disposal system in accordance with the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) publication WSA02-2002 Sewerage Code of Australia (version 2.3) and the CMDG Design Guideline - D12 ‘Sewerage Reticulation’, at no cost to Council.

 

13.  The development is to be connected to Council’s reticulated water supply system in accordance with the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) publication WSA03-2002 Water Reticulation Code of Australia (version 2.3) and the CMDG Design Guideline – D11 ‘Water Reticulation’, at no cost to Council.

 

14.  The development must be connected to an electricity reticulation service in accordance with the relevant service provider’s requirements and specifications along with relevant building standards, requirements and specifications (as relevant).

 

15.  The development is to be connected to reticulated gas supply at no cost to Council.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

Access, Car parking and Manoeuvring

 

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

 

22.  Vehicle crossover from Spencer Street is to be constructed of concrete in accordance with drawing CMDG-R-041 Rev B - Residential Driveway Slab and Tracks, dated 07/2011.

 

23.  Vehicle crossover must be located a minimum distance of one metre from any street signage, power poles, street lights, manholes, stormwater gully pits or other Council assets.

 

24.  The vehicle crossover shall have standard vertical clearances for water supply mains and sewerage pipes passing in front of the development site.

 

25.  The clear minimum sight distance shall be provided for vehicles exiting the development site into Spencer Street.

 

26.  Vehicle manoeuvring areas must be provided on-site to allow vehicles to exit designated car parking spaces and exit the site in a forward direction.

 

27.  Provide a total of eight car parking spaces on the site in accordance with the approved plans. 

 

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

 

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

 

30.  All vehicles access and related elements shall comply with (i) the development approval conditions (ii) Schedule 2 - ‘Standards for Road, Car parking, Access and Manoeuvring Areas (iii) Relevant Australian Standards (iv) the CMDG Guidelines (v) any alternative specifications that Council has agreed to in writing and which development must ensure do not conflict with any requirements imposed by any applicable laws and standards

 

Environmental

 

31.  All construction works on site are to be undertaken in accordance with the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Engineering Guidelines for Queensland Construction sites (IE Aust, Queensland Division, Brisbane – or later versions).

 

32.  The developer shall immediately clean up and satisfactorily remove any deposited construction material or silt runoff from the development site.

 

Landscaping and Fencing

 

33.  Site landscaping is to be provided in accordance with the approved landscaping plan ‘Landscape’ 1205011149 Sheet no. LS 1 of 1 Revision A dated 05/2012.

 

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

 

35.  Site landscaping must be planted prior to occupation of the accommodation units.

 

36.  Site landscaping must not interfere with electrical infrastructure nor restrict maintenance access to any onsite infrastructure, public utility or easement.

 

37.  Screen fencing to a height of 1.8 metres is to be established along the side and rear boundaries of the site.

 

Avoiding Nuisance

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

41.  Whilst the approved works are in progress, no nuisance is to be caused to adjoining properties and occupiers by the way of noise, smoke, dust, rubbish, contaminant, stormwater discharge or siltation at any time, including non-working hours.

 

42.  Whilst the approved works are in progress, waste containers must remain on site and be maintained in a clean and tidy state and shall be emptied and the waste removed from the site on a regular basis.

 

43.  Unless otherwise approved in writing by the Council, approved hours of construction are restricted to Monday – Saturday 6.00 am to 6.00 pm – noise permitted.  Work or business which causes audible noise must not be conducted from or on the subject land outside the above times or on Sundays or Public Holidays.

 

44.  Any damage to roads and infrastructure, that is attributable to the progress of works on the development site or to vehicles associated with the development of the site, shall be repaired to at least the previous condition and at no cost to Council or, if the Council agrees, the cost of repairs may paid to Council for the Council to carry out the repairs.

 

Advertising Signs

 

45.  Any proposed advertising devices shall be subject to a further development application and planning approval unless the advertising devices are in accordance with the exempt or self assessable requirements of the relevant Council planning scheme.

 

Use

 

46.  The pergolas attached to the accommodation units must not be enclosed with walls or doors of any kind at any time and must remain open-sided for the duration of the approved use, and must be constructed of non-combustible material.

 

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

 

48.  The developer is to notify Council upon completion of the conditions of approval and prior to occupation of the dwelling units.

 

Infrastructure Contributions

 

49.  An infrastructure contribution, in accordance with Council’s adopted Priority infrastructure Plan, of $84,000.00 is payable to the Council. The stated charge is to be paid prior to commencement of construction.

 

No Cost to Council

 

50.  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.

 

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

 

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

 

Latest versions

 

53.  Where another condition refers to a specific published standard, manual or guideline, including specifications, drawings, provisions and criteria within those documents, that condition shall be deemed as referring to the latest versions of those publications that are publicly available at the time the first operational works or compliance approval is lodged with the assessment manager or approval agency for those types of works to be performed or approved, unless a regulation or law requires otherwise.

 

 

Body of Report: 

Refer to Attachment 1.

Consultation (internal/external):

-     MRC Engineering Services (internal)

-     Public notification was undertaken in accordance with the requirements of SPA.

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

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

Policy Implications:

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

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

D13/4400

2View

Development Plans

D13/4414

3View

Submission

D12/36824

4View

Adopted Infrastructure Charges Notice

D13/4480

 

Report authorised by:

Robert Hayward, Director- Development & Environment Services


Attachment 1

Body of Report

 

1.0      Background

 

The development proposal is for a material change of use to establish five accommodation units at 19 Spencer Street, Roma, described as Lot 1 on RP4387.

 

The site is situated within the Residential Zone and comprises an area of 1012m2.  The site is surrounded by single detached dwellings and is currently occupied by a dwelling that will be removed to facilitate the development of the proposed units.

 

 

Figure 1 - Locality Plan

 

The development consists of five two storey units established within two separate buildings.  Each dwelling unit is self-contained and includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a combined lounge, kitchen and dining area and private open space patio.  The development incorporates three onsite visitor car parking spaces in addition to a single garage contained within each unit, providing a total of eight parking spaces within the site.  The gross floor area of the units, including the patios and pergolas, ranges from 158.4m2 to 167.43m2.  The two building modules have a total site coverage of 364.9m2 representing 36.05% of the site area. 

 

Vehicle access to the site will be obtained via a single driveway crossover to Spencer Street.  Site landscaping will consist primarily of grassed areas with plantings of trees and shrubs proposed adjacent to the Spencer Street frontage and scattered adjacent to the site boundaries in the private open space areas located at the rear of the units.

 

2.0      Definition of Use and Assessment Status

 

The proposed use is defined as "Accommodation Units" in the Roma Town Planning Scheme 2006 which is described as follows:

 

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

 

The application is subject to Impact Assessment against the relevant provisions of the planning scheme.  Public Notification was carried out from 15 October 2012 to 2 November 2012.  One submission, in objection to the development, was received during this period.

 

3.0      Assessment Against the Planning Scheme

 

Desired Environmental Outcomes

 

The Desired Environmental Outcomes (DEOs) are based on ecological sustainability established by Sustainable Planning Act 2009, and are the basis for the measures of the planning scheme. Compliance with the DEOs is examined below:

 

(a)   Environment

 

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

 

The site is situated within a developed urban area and will not result in the removal of any vegetation, or impact on any other 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. Nevertheless the proposed development does not involve any works which may result in such issues.   

 

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

 

The proposal is for a residential use and 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)     Business and commercial development shall be located within the Commercial Zone to promote and strengthen the existing central Business District.

 

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

 

The proposal is for residential development within the Residential Zone and will not compromise the location of business and commercial development with the Commercial Zone and CBD.

 

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

 

The proposal is for residential development located south west of the Town CBD and will not adversely impact on the efficiency, attractions or vitality of the commercial area.

 

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

 

The proposal is for residential development within the Residential Zone and will not adversely impact on the promotion of tourism within the region. 

 

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

 

The development will support industry, business and employment opportunities in the local area by increasing the range of accommodation available within Roma.

 

(c)    Community Well-Being & Lifestyle

 

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

 

The development site is located within an established residential area with infrastructure and services provided.  

 

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

 

The development site is not located in proximity to rail corridors, major water cycle or electricity infrastructure.  The development will gain access from Spencer Street and will not encroach on any established infrastructure networks.

 

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

 

The development site is located within an established residential area with infrastructure and services available to provide a suitable living environment for residents of the proposed units. The development will contribute to the local streetscape by providing housing diversity, whilst remaining sensitive to the rural amenity of the town through a design and use of building materials that are consistent with the scale, siting and character of the local area.

 

The development requires a reduction of the minimum boundary setbacks, however the reduced setbacks are located at the rear of the site and will not impact on the amenity of the streetscape.  The open pergolas attached to the units will further encroach within the minimum boundary setbacks, however this design reduces the building bulk and softens the visual impact of the two-storey buildings.  Conditions of approval will require the pergolas to remain open-sided to maintain residential amenity.  Site landscaping will also contribute to the overall amenity of the development and local area.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The proposed development will increase the range of housing available in Roma through the provision of five dwelling units.

 

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

 

The proposal is for a residential use within the Residential Zone.  The site is located in close proximity to the commercial area and the proposed development will not have an adverse impact on noise levels, traffic volume, lighting levels or local amenity in the town.

 

Overall Outcomes for Urban Area Code

 

The Urban Area Code identifies overall outcomes providing direction about relevant assessment issues.  The overall outcomes are examined below:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The proposal is for a residential development situated within the Residential Zone.  The development does not involve business or commercial activities.

 

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

 

The development is limited to two storeys in height and will be constructed with building materials that are consistent with those of existing residential premises in the locality.  The overall appearance of the buildings and site landscaping will enhance the character and amenity of the local streetscape.

 

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

 

          The development proposal is for a residential use that will not adversely impact on the safety and convenience of cyclist or pedestrian movements in proximity to the site.   Conditions of approval will require the provision of vehicle manoeuvring areas within the site to ensure vehicles can exit in a forward direction for improved visibility and safety.

 

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

 

The development site is located within the Roma Town area and is not situated in proximity to Good Quality Agricultural Land.

 

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

 

The development site is located on a local residential access street and is not in proximity to a rail corridor.  The proposed buildings will be setback an appropriate distance from the Spencer Street roadway and will not impact on motorist visibility nor compromise the function of the local road network.

 

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

 

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

 

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


The proposed development is located within an established residential area that has access to infrastructure and services to facilitate the proposed development.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The proposal does not involve industrial development.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The proposal is for a residential use in the Residential Zone and does not involve commercial development. 

 

Performance Criteria of the Urban Area Code

 

The relevant Performance Criteria of the Code is examined below to provide more detailed consideration of relevant issues -

 

 

Performance Criteria

Assessment Responses

 

A.    For all of the Town Area

 

 Infrastructure

PC 1 Electricity

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

 

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

PC 2 Water supply

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

 

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

PC 3 Effluent disposal

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

 

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

 

 

PC 4 Stormwater/Inter-allotment Drainage

Stormwater is collected and discharged so as to:

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

(b)  prevent the waterlogging of  nearby land; and

(c)  protect and maintain environmental values.

 

Conditions of approval will require stormwater from the development site to be collected and discharged to ensure no increase in post-development flows to adjoining properties and no contamination or silting of waterways.

PC 5 Vehicle Access

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

 

Vehicle access to the development site will be obtained via a shared driveway crossover to Spencer Street.

PC 6 Density

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

 

Not Applicable – The proposed development is for Accommodation Units.

PC 7 Parking and manoeuvring

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

                         

The development incorporates provision for eight onsite car parking spaces and exceeds the requirements of Schedule 2: Standards for roads, car parking, access and manoeuvring areas.

 

PC 8 Roads

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

 

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

PC 9 State Controlled Roads

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

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

 

PC 10 Development Adjacent to State Controlled Roads

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

 

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

 

 

PC 11 Noise Sensitive Development

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

 

The proposed development is located on a local residential access street and will not be adversely impacted by noise generated from road traffic.

PC 12 Development in the Vicinity of Aerodrome

Development

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

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

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

 

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

PC 13 Development in the Vicinity of Aerodrome

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

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

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

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

(d)     interfering with navigation or communication facilities;

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

(f)     transient intrusions into the aerodromes operational space.

 

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

PC 14 Gas and Oil Pipelines

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

                         

The site is situated in an established residential area and is located an appropriate distance from gas and oil pipelines.

 

PC 15 Refuse Tips and Effluent Treatment Plants

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

                         

The site is not located in proximity to refuse tips or effluent treatment plants.

PC 16 Rail Corridors

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

 

The site is not located in proximity to a rail corridor.

PC 17 Noise Attenuation

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

 

Not Applicable – The site does not adjoin a rail corridor.

2. Environment

PC 18 Watercourses

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

 

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

PC 19 Protected Areas

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

 

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

 

PC 20 Flooding

Premises are designed and located so as:

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

(b) to protect life and property; and

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

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

PC 21 Air Emissions

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

 

The development is a residential use and is not of a nature to cause environmental harm or nuisance through air emissions.

PC 22 Noise Emissions

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

 

The development is for a residential use that is consistent with the intent of the area within which it is proposed.  The development is not anticipated to generate noise levels in excess of what would normally be expected in a residential area.

PC 23 Water Quality

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

(a)  the biological integrity of aquatic ecosystems;

(b)  recreational use;

(c)  supply as drinking water after minimal treatment;

(d)  agricultural use; or

industrial use; and

(e)  Minimises nuisance or harm to adjoining land owners

 

The development will incorporate appropriate stormwater disposal for the proposed use.  This will be imposed as a condition of approval.

 

PC 24 Excavation and Filling

Excavation and filling of land ensures:

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

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

 

Conditions of approval will require any excavation and filling to be undertaken in accordance with Schedule 7: Standards for Construction Activity.

PC 25 Construction Activities

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

 

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

PC 26 Bushfire Hazard Area

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

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

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

 

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

PC 27 Character Buildings

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

 

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

PC 28 Cultural Heritage

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

 

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

B. For the Residential Zone

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

PC 29 Height

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

 

The proposed development is two storeys and a maximum of 7.9 metres in height above natural ground level to the apex of the roof.  The building height is compatible with the character of the urban area.

 

PC 30 Site Coverage and Setbacks

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

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

 

AS 30.1

The two buildings have a combined site coverage of 364.9m2, equating to 36.05% of the total site area.  The development is sensitive to the local character and amenity in this respect.

 

AS 30.2 – AS 30.4

Not Applicable – The development is not for dual occupancies.

 

AS 30.5 - AS 30.7

The proposed buildings are setback 7 metres from the Spencer Street frontage of the site and 3 metres from side and rear property boundaries, with the exception of the rear building which is sited 2.617 metres from the northern side boundary.  Open pergolas attach to the buildings within the private open space areas provided for each dwelling unit.  The pergolas extend within these boundary setbacks to a minimum distance of 5.5 metres from the front boundary, 1.5 metres to the rear and southern side boundaries and 1.117 metres from the northern+- side boundary.  The development requires boundary relaxations to permit the building siting within 7 metres of the rear boundary, 3 metres of the northern side boundary and to allow the attached pergolas to further encroach within the standard setbacks.

 

With the exception of the pergolas, the reduced boundary setbacks occur to the rear of the site and will not impact on the amenity of the streetscape.  Although the pergolas encroach within the minimum boundary setbacks, they reduce the building bulk and soften the visual impact of the two storey buildings.  Conditions of approval will require the pergolas to remain as open-sided structures to maintain the amenity of the area.

PC 31 Residential amenity For Dual Occupancies and Accommodation Units:

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

 

Buildings will be designed to achieve adequate ventilation and natural lighting.  Private open space will be provided to the rear of each dwelling unit.  Screen fencing will be established between the open space areas and along the side and rear boundaries of the site to provide privacy for residents of the dwelling units and adjoining properties.

 

PC 32 Landscaping For Dual Occupancies and Accommodation Units:

Landscaping on the site should be:

(a)  visually pleasing and create an attractive environment;

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

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

(d)  Located to avoid interference with electricity lines and infrastructure.

Landscaping including various species of trees, shrubs and ground covers will be scattered adjacent to the perimeter of the site.  Unsealed areas of the site, including the private open space areas of the dwelling units, will be turfed.

 

Site landscaping will contribute to the overall amenity of the development and local streetscape.  Landscaping will also provide a level of screening and privacy for residents of the dwelling units.

 

a)    Residential Development – Outbuildings

 

PC 33 Residential Outbuildings

Residential amenity is to be maintained.

Not Applicable – the development does not incorporate residential outbuildings.

 

 

4.0       Submissions

One submission in objection to the proposed development was received during the public notification period.  The issues raised by the submitter are examined below:

Submitter Concerns

Assessment Responses

The development is targeted at young single people employed in the oil and gas industry and there is no need to build any more singles accommodation in Roma.

 

The development will increase the range of housing available within Roma by providing five self-contained three bedroom units that are suitable for various household types and are not designed to cater solely for the single people employed in the oil and gas industry.  It is a commercial decision of the developer to determine the viability of the proposed development.  This is not a town planning consideration.

The development may bring about amenity issues such as noise complaints due to it being aimed at single people.

The configuration of the proposed units does not restrict their usability solely to single people.  The units are fully self-contained and designed to appeal to various household types.  The development is designed to provide long term accommodation and is appropriately located within the Residential Zone.  The residential nature of the use is not anticipated to generate noise emissions in excess of what would be normally expected in a residential area.

Impacts on Roma if the resources boom comes to an end: “Roma is going to turn into a 'Ghost Town' once the Oil & Gas boom is over” and families will not want to live within a unit development.

The impacts of the oil and gas industry on Roma are beyond the scope of the development proposal.  The development will increase the range of housing available within Roma and is designed to appeal to various household types including young couples, families entering the real estate market and older couples that are downsizing.

 

5.0       Other assessment issues

 

Subsequent approvals for Building Works and Plumbing and Drainage Works will be required. 

 

6.0       Assessment Summary

 

Although the planning scheme requires the proposed development to be assessed against the Impact Assessable provisions of the planning scheme, the development does not conflict with the intent of the Residential Zone within which it is to be located.  The development will contribute to the range of housing available in Roma whilst remaining sensitive to the local character and amenity through a building design, materials and scale that is consistent with the local area.

 

 


Attachment 3

Submission

 

Please note that updated plans referred to in the covering report will be provided at the meeting, as these documents have been updated.


From:Jill Robinsen[SMTP:jill.robinsen@live.com.au]

To:Maranoa Regional Council[EX:/O=ROMA REGIONAL COUNCIL/OU=First Administrative Group/cn=Recipients/cn=council]

Received-Date:20121031

Received-Time:9:55:55 AM

Sent-Date:20121031

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Subject:ATTN: Planning Department- Letter of Objection - 19 Spencer St ROMA

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Hi, 

 

Please find attached Letter of objection for development of 19 Spencer St ROMA.

 

Regards, 

 

Jill Robinsen

 


Attachment 4

Adopted Infrastructure Charges Notice

 

 

 


ADOPTED INFRASTRUCTURE CHARGES NOTICE

 

Issued by Maranoa Regional Council in accordance with:

 

1.   Section 648F of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009

2.   State planning regulatory provision (adopted charges) 2012

3.   Maranoa Regional Council Resolution to adopt Infrastructure Charges for the Roma Planning Scheme under the State planning regulatory provision (adopted charges), 2012 – effective 26 September 2012

4.   Development Approval 2012/18200 for a Material Change of Use - “Accommodation Units” situated at 19 Spencer Street, Roma Qld 4455, and described as Lot 1 on RP4387.

 

(a)       The amount of the charge:

 

$84,000.00 is payable as infrastructure charges.

 

This is based on an adopted charge of $21,000.00 per 3 bedroom dwelling unit.

 

A discount of $21,000 is applicable based on the monetary equivalent of the existing lawful use of the premises.

 

(b)       The land to which the charge applies:

 

This charge is levied in respect of a Development Approval for a Material Change of Use - “Accommodation Units” situated at 19 Spencer Street, Roma Qld 4455, and described as Lot 1 on RP4387.

 

(c)       The person to whom the charge must be paid:

 

Chief Executive Officer,

Maranoa Regional Council

 

(d)       When the charge is payable:

 

Prior to commencing construction of the approved development.

 

(e)       If the local government has, under its adopted infrastructure charges resolution, provided for the charge to increase, an additional amount, worked out in compliance with section 648D(10)(b) of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009, is payable on the day the charge is paid:

 

The Maranoa Regional Council Resolution to adopt Infrastructure Charges for the Roma Planning Scheme under the State planning regulatory provision (adopted charges) 2102 – effective 26 September 2012, provides for increases in charges to be made in accordance Section 7 of that Resolution. The increases are related to the Consumer Price Index (all Groups) for Brisbane.


ADVICE ABOUT THIS ADOPTED INFRASTRUCTURE CHARGES NOTICE (AICN)

 

When does an AICN lapse?

 

An AICN lapses if the corresponding development approval or compliance permit stops having effect.

 

Negotiated AICN

 

A person who receives an AICN may make a written representation (e.g. a letter, facsimile or email) about the AICN to the entity that gave the notice (i.e. local government or a water distributor retailer) (Chapter 8, Part 4 of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA)). If the entity agrees with any of the representations, the entity will issue a negotiated AICN which replaces the original notice.

 

SPA also provides for representations to be made about decision notices under Chapter 6, Part 8. Where a negotiated decision notice affects the amount of an adopted infrastructure charge, the local government may issue a new AICN to replace the original notice (section 364 of the SPA).

 

A representation about an AICN or a decision notice must be started during the period within which the person may make an appeal about the AICN or the decision notice.

 

Permissible change and an AICN

 

A permissible change, is a minor change to a development approval that would not result in a substantially different development (section 367 of the SPA). An AICN, or negotiated AICN, cannot be issued as part of the process for a permissible change to a development approval. In this regard, a permissible change to a development approval should not result in a change that warrants a new AICN.

 

Making an appeal about an AICN

 

A person, who is given an AICN or negotiated AICN and is dissatisfied, may appeal to the Planning and Environment Court (Court) against the notice, under section 478 of the SPA. An appeal against an AICN or a negotiated AICN can only be about:

whether a charge in the notice is so unreasonable that no reasonable relevant local government, state infrastructure provider or coordinating agency could have imposed it; or

an error in the calculation of the charge.

 

A person has 20 business days to start an appeal against an AICN or negotiated AICN.

 

Another way to appeal against an AICN or negotiated AICN is the Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committee (Committee). The Committee provides an accessible, affordable and timely service for members of the public not satisfied with decisions made by local governments and private certifiers. Errors in the calculation of the charge can be appealed to the Committee, under section 535 of the SPA.

 

An appeal against an AICN or negotiated AICN, to either the Court or the Committees, is not an appeal against a development application, development approval, compliance assessment or compliance permit. As such, an appeal does not affect the period in which the corresponding development approval or compliance permit takes effect and lapses.

 

 

FOR YOUR REFERENCE:

 

Extract from the Sustainable Planning Act 2009- Section 478

 

478    Appeals about particular charges for infrastructure

 

(1) This section applies to a person who has been given, and is dissatisfied with—

(a) an infrastructure charges notice, regulated infrastructure charges notice, adopted infrastructure charges notice or regulated State infrastructure charges notice; or

(b) a negotiated infrastructure charges notice, negotiated regulated infrastructure charges notice, negotiated adopted infrastructure charges notice or negotiated regulated State  infrastructure charges notice.

(2) The person may appeal to the court against the notice.

(3) An appeal against a notice mentioned in subsection (1) must be started within 20 business days after the day the notice is given to the person.

(4) An appeal under this section may only be about—

(a) whether a charge in the notice is so unreasonable that no reasonable relevant local government, State infrastructure provider or coordinating agency could have imposed it; or

(b) an error in the calculation of the charge.

To see details of other sections of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009, you can go to the legislation section of the Queensland Government website. The following internet link may assist:

http://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/LEGISLTN/CURRENT/S/SustPlanA09.pdf

 

 http://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/LEGISLTN/CURRENT/S/SustPlanA09.pdf

 

 
(5) To remove any doubt, it is declared that an appeal under this section can not be about the methodology used to establish an adopted infrastructure charge or the charge in a relevant infrastructure charges schedule, regulated infrastructure charges schedule or regulated State infrastructure charges schedule.

 

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 February 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  13 February 2013

Date: 4 February 2013

Item Number: 15.4

File Number: D13/4385

 

Subject Heading:                     Application for Material Change of Use - Medium Impact Industry (Sewage Treatment Plant) and Environmentally Relevant Activity 63 - Sewage Treatment (File Ref: 2012/18039)

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Garland Trading Company Pty Ltd

Location:                                           1750 Orallo Road, Euthulla QLD 4455 (Lot 49 on WV941)

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Danielle Pearn, Coordinator - Planning

 

Executive Summary:  This application seeks a Development Permit for a Material Change of Use Medium Impact Industry (Sewage Treatment Plant) and Environmentally Relevant Activity 63 - Sewage Treatment on land at 1750 Orallo Road, Euthulla QLD 4455 and described as Lot 46 on WV 941.

 

The proposed development is experimental in its aim of using sewerage water as an input to sustainable agriculture. The treated water will be used to drought-proof part of an agricultural property and expand its productivity. The acceptance and treatment of the sewerage water also adds an income stream to a rural property. If successful, the experience gained will be applied to other locations.

 

Lot 46 is 20.9 hectares. Road frontage of Lot 46 is 445 metres. Lot 46 is part of a larger group of properties owned and occupied by members of the Garland family.

 

The proposed development is consistent with the provisions of the Bungil Shire Planning Scheme 2006 in that it proposes an industrial use in a rural area where that industrial use is related to rural production and is generally consistent with the performance criteria for industrial uses in the Rural Zone Code.

 

The site is identified as Good Quality Agricultural Land (GQAL) and used for grazing and agriculture but the very small loss of the GQAL land in the Rural Zone to industry is outweighed by the improvements to the overall sustainability and viability of the property as a whole.

 

 


 


Officer’s Recommendation:  Council approve the application for Material Change of Use Medium Impact Industry (Sewage Treatment Plant) and Environmentally Relevant Activity ERA 63 - Sewage Treatment on land at 1750 Orallo Road, Euthulla QLD 4455 and described as Lot 46 on WV941, subject to the following conditions:

Complete and maintain the development

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

Easements, building envelopes and covenants

2.         The developer will be required to create an easement for access purposes over Lot 40 on WV837 in favour of Lot 46 on WV941 within two years of the commencement of the use.

3.         Until the easement is created and before the use commences, the developer must provide documentation of an agreement that allows vehicles associated with the use to traverse Lot 40 on WV837.

Stormwater and Drainage

4.         The stormwater drainage system to service the development shall be in accordance with Queensland Urban Drainage Manual (Volume 1 text, Volume 2 Design Charts), Australian Rainfall and Runoff (Volume 1 A guide to Flood Estimation), and Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines (CMDG) Design Guidelines D-5 ‘Stormwater Drainage Design’.

5.         Post-development stormwater runoff flows, whose characteristics include volume, concentration and velocities, from the development site are not to exceed pre-development stormwater runoff flows to adjoining properties.

6.         Any increase in volume, concentration or velocity of stormwater from the property being developed shall be channelled to legal points of discharge or to other storage, dispersal or disposal arrangements which shall be agreed in writing by the Council.

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

8.         The developer shall ensure that in all cases, discharge of stormwater runoff from the development drains freely to the legal points of discharge for the development and that no nuisance of ponding is created within the vicinity of the development.

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

Use of roads

10.       The maximum quantity of waste water that can be transported to the site is 50,000 litres per day averaged out over a 7 day period.

11.       Road trains are not permitted on Orallo Road for the transport of waste water to the site for treatment.

Roadworks

12.       The access from the property onto Orallo Road must be suitable for heavy vehicles to remain on the constructed roadway when entering and leaving the site with sight lines appropriate for the speed limit for that section of roadway in accordance with Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines (CMDG) D1 ‘Geometric Road Design’ Guidelines for Rural Design Criteria, and all roadworks shall be carried out in accordance with Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (Queensland) (MUTCDQ) Part 3 requirements for roadworks on roads.

13.       The pavement design for all roadworks shall be confirmed after in-situ subgrade testing has been carried out prior to construction of the pavement formation. The pavement design report along with the test results shall be provided to Council for approval prior to placement of pavement materials.

14.       Roadside guide posts shall be installed to Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (Queensland) (MUTCDQ) requirements and specifications with additional guide posts provided at vehicle cross-overs and underground drainage works.

Access

15.       The landowner shall be responsible for construction and maintenance of vehicle driveways from Orallo Road to the property boundary and for obtaining any approvals that may be required and for complying with the applicable designs and standards.

16.       All vehicular access and related items must comply with (i) the development approval conditions, (ii) any relevant provisions in the planning scheme for the area including Schedule 2: “Standards for Roads, Car Parking, Access and Manoeuvring Areas”, (iii) Council’s standard designs for such work where such designs exist, (iv) the Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines (CMDG) Design Guidelines – D1 ’Geometric Road Design’ and (vi) any alternative specifications that Council has agreed to in writing and which the developer must ensure do not conflict with any requirements imposed by any applicable laws and standards.

Services Provisions

17.       The sewage treatment plant must have its own power supply even when connected to the local electricity supply.

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

Earthworks

19.       The development is subjected to the Filling and Excavation Code detailed in the Bungil Shire Council Planning Scheme Part 5 with the modified requirement that retaining walls shall be used where batter grades exceed 25%.

20.       All earthworks for the development shall be undertaken in accordance with Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines (CMDG). Earthworks within drainage pathways shall be accompanied by a Site Specific Stormwater Drainage Report detailing impacts of such earthworks on surrounding properties.

Erosion Control

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

22.       Any construction works on site are to be undertaken in accordance with the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Engineering Guidelines for Queensland Construction Sites (IE Aust – or later versions).

Latest versions

23.       Where another condition refers to a specific published standard, manual or guideline, including specifications, drawings, provisions and criteria within those documents, that condition shall be deemed as referring to the latest versions of those publications that are publicly available at the time the first operational works or compliance approval is lodged with the assessment manager or approval agency for those types of works to be performed or approved, unless a regulation or law requires otherwise.

REPQ supervision

24.       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.

Damage to roads and infrastructure

25.       Any damage to roads and infrastructure, that is attributable to the progress of works on the development site or to vehicles associated with the development of the site, shall be repaired to at least the previous condition and at no cost to Council or, if the Council agrees, the cost of repairs may paid to Council for the Council to carry out the repairs.

26.       It is the developer’s responsibility to document by photographs the previous condition of existing roads and infrastructure and to supply Council with a digital set of these photographs prior to any works commencing.

Infrastructure contributions

27.       The developer is to pay infrastructure charges at the rate of $25 per square metre for a medium impact industrial use and $5 per square metre for impervious areas. The rate is based on the Council resolution for Infrastructure Charges for the Bungil Planning Scheme under the State planning regulatory provision (adopted charges), 2012. The industrial use area has been calculated on 500 square metres. The impervious area is yet to be determined.

28.       The developer must pay $20,000 towards the cost of upgrading the local roads between the site and the nearest state-controlled road.

29.       The developer must pay $0.01 per litre of waste water carried on the local roads between the site and the nearest state-controlled road. This contribution is for the upgrading and maintenance of the roads and applies for 5 years from the commencement of the use. After 5 years, the Council may consider an increase in rates applicable to the use of the property and its impact on the road system. The contribution is to be paid quarterly in accordance with an agreement to be entered between the Council and the developer.

30.       The developer is to install a suitable traffic counter for 5 years that will allow for measurement of the types of vehicles entering and leaving the property. The developer is to maintain the traffic counter and provide data from the traffic counter when requested by Council officers. The developer agrees that Council officers may access the property or easement during daylight hours to inspect the traffic counter to independently take readings and to check its operating condition.

31.       The developer is to maintain a log of all heavy vehicles accessing the property in conjunction with the traffic counter readings to enable verification of the transport of waste water to the property.

Completion of works before use

32.       All development approval conditions related to the approved development must be fulfilled prior to uses commencing.

No cost to Council

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

34.       Costs associated with the approved development to be met by the developer include all costs of survey, easement preparation, agreement preparation, covenant preparation, document lodgement, plan approval and land transfers.

Plan Approval

35.       All rates and charges of any description and all arrears of such rates and charges, together with interest outstanding thereon, on the land, due to Council, shall be paid prior to the Council approving any Plan of Survey and prior to the use commencing.

36.       All development approval conditions related to the establishment of the approved development must be fulfilled prior to any Plans of Survey being approved by the Council as assessment manager and prior to the use commencing.

Operational works

37.       To remove any doubt, this development requires operational works to be approved and completed.

 

Body of Report:

Refer to Attachment 1.

Consultation (internal/external):

External consultation has been undertaken as required under SPA. This included public notification of the development application and a call for submissions. Five submissions were received.

 

Engineering comment was sought internally.

 

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection as a referral agency was consulted at various stages in the process.

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

The applicant and submitters have appeal rights under SPA against any decision of Council.

 

Further development applications are required for operational works.

Policy Implications:

The proposed development is experimental in its aim of using sewerage water as an input to sustainable agriculture. The treated water will be used to drought-proof part of an agricultural property and expand its productivity. The acceptance and treatment of the sewerage water also adds an income stream to a rural property. If successful, the experience gained will be applied to other locations.

Responsibility, for the administration of the Environmentally Relevant Authority (ERA) permit and its conditions for the operation of the sewage treatment plant, rests with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

The site is outside a Priority Infrastructure Area (PIA). The proposed infrastructure contributions have been based on road upgrading and maintenance in addition to the standard Bungil Shire Planning Scheme Area rate of $25 per square metre for an industrial use and $5 per square metre for impervious areas. The rate is based on the Council resolution for Infrastructure Charges for the Bungil Planning Scheme under the State planning regulatory provision (adopted charges), 2012.

The method proposed for collecting contributions for road upgrading and maintenance has the following key elements:

1.   The site is outside a Priority Infrastructure Area (PIA)

2.   Traffic from the site connects to a state-controlled road.

3.   The proposed use of the road has been subject to a safety audit by registered professional engineers.

4.   The initial upgrading works and essential maintenance works have been derived the safety audit.

5.   The safety audit has determined that the local roads that will be used to connect to the state-controlled road are suitable for the type of vehicle allowed by the conditions attached to the development approval, providing there are some initial upgrading works undertaken and that there is a commitment to the maintenance of the road, especially its shoulders.

6.   The development approval has conditions that require a contribution to initial upgrading and contributions to ongoing maintenance based on the type and number of vehicles added to the road system.

7.   The maintenance contributions are for a five year period only to avoid potential conflicts with the requirements of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. After that period, Council can consider applying a special rate to the property based on the history of use.

8.   The development conditions require the use of traffic counters to help verify traffic volumes.

9.   A change in the approved types of vehicles and quantities transported will require an application to for a new or amended development approval.

Financial Resource Implications:

Any conditions imposed will be at the cost of the applicant. The infrastructure contributions will meet the costs of additional maintenance on the road network.

The method used for recovering road infrastructure contributions is intended to be applicable to other industries located in the Rural zone and provide a basis for consistency in seeking road infrastructure contributions.

 

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

D13/4396

2View

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection Permit

D13/4407

3View

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection Concurrence Agency Response

D13/4408

 

Report authorised by:

Robert Hayward, Director- Development & Environment Services


Attachment 1

Body of Report

 

1.0 Background information

 

The proposed development is located on rural land that is in rural production for cattle production and some cropping. The development application is based on Lot 46, which is part of a larger group of properties owned and occupied by members of the Garland family. The intended use of a part of the land for a sewage treatment plant is related to a holistic approach to agricultural production. The operators will use the waste water that other users do not want to create a quality water source for cropping. The costs of treating the water are met by the people who wish to dispose of the water and it also provides the opportunity for the sewage treatment plant operators to obtain a profit from the treatment process.

 

The main source of waste water is workers camps established to the north of Roma. The primary transport route from the north is via the Carnarvon Highway. The site has its access off Orallo Road and connects to the Carnarvon Highway via Euthulla Road.

 

The Garland properties have two areas assessed and approved by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection as suitable for irrigation using the treated water. These areas are located on Lot 46 and the adjoining Lots 38 and 40. The sewage treatment plant only needs the area on Lot 46 for irrigation. The areas on Lots 38 and 40 provide additional options.

 

 

 

 

Roma

 

Euthulla Road

 

Lot 46

 

Orallo Road

 

 

Figure 1 – Site and connecting road to Carnarvon Highway near Roma

 

Lot 46

 

Orallo Road

 

 

Figure 2 – Site in context of surrounding properties in the district

 

Lot 46

 
 

 

Figure 3 – Googe Earth view of Lot 46

 

Lot 38

 

Lot 40