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General Meeting

 

Wednesday 14 August 2013

 

Roma Administration Centre

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

 

Date: 9 August 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, Facilities & Environmental Services)

 

Officers:                                                  Ms Jane Frith (Coordinator Corporate Communications)

 

Please find attached agenda for the General Meeting to be held at the Roma Administration Centre on August 14, 2013 at 9.00am.

Julie Reitano

Chief Executive Officer

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  14 August 2013

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Item       Subject

No

1            Welcome

 

2            Present/Apologies

 

3            Confirmation of Minutes

              General Meeting  24 July 2013........................................................................................... 5

              Special Meeting 31 July 2013.......................................................................................... 25

              Special Budget Meeting 31 July 2013............................................................................ 28

 

4            Business arising from Minutes

 

5            On the Table  

 

6            Presentations/Petitions and Deputations

 

7            Consideration of notices of business

 

8            Consideration of notices of motion  

 

9            Reception of notices of motion for next meeting

 

Reports

 

10          Office of the CEO & Organisational Services

10.1      Maranoa Regional Council's Attendance at the Surat Basin Energy & Mining Expo 19-20 June 2013................................................................................................ 36

Prepared by:      Ryan Gittins, Coordinator - Economic Development

10.2      2014 Annual Show (Public) Holidays.......................................................... 39

Prepared by:      Donald  Wells, Manager - Human Resources

Attachment 1:     Letter from Jarrod Bleijie MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice - Requests for Special Holidays (2014) information. 41

Attachment 2:     Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies (QCAS) – 2014 Show Dates........................................................................................ 43

10.3      Review of Community Coordinators' Roles & Local Community Service Delivery Models................................................................................................................. 45

Prepared by:      Julie Reitano, Chief Executive Officer

 

11          Community & Commercial Services

11.1      Roma CBD Regulated Parking...................................................................... 48

Prepared by:      Katrina Marsh, (Acting) Manager - Community Development

Attachment :       Regulated Parking in Roma CBD Map................................ 50

 

12          Infrastructure Services

12.1      Proposed Lease for Carpark - Land Adjacent to Roma Ambulance Service 51

Prepared by:      Michael Parker, Director - Infrastructure Services (Acting)

Attachment :       Queensland Government - Proposed lease of land for car parking purposes - 05/07/13................................................................ 53

12.2      Gravel and Alignment - Redford Road and Hoganthulla Road ............ 55

Prepared by:      Kylie Fleischfresser, Coordinator - Infrastructure Planning

Attachment 1:     Chiconi Grazing....................................................................... 61

Attachment 2:     Response Letter to Noel Chiconi Re: Various Roads Mungallala Area     65

Attachment 3:     Road Inspection - Taylors Plains - Noel Chiconi.................. 66

12.3      Application to Permanently Close Road - Crystal & Duke Streets, Roma      68

Prepared by:      Michael Parker, Director - Infrastructure Services (Acting)

Attachment :       Map of Proposed Road Closure - Part of Crystal Street & Duke Street, Roma............................................................................ 70

 

13          Development, Facilities & Environmental Services

13.1      Application for Material Change of Use - "Accommodation Units" (4 Units) (File Ref: 2012/18263)......................................................................................................... 71

Prepared by:      Danielle Pearn, Coordinator - Planning

Attachment 1:     Body of Report......................................................................... 80

Attachment 2:     Development Plans................................................................. 95

Attachment 3:     Stormwater Plan.................................................................... 101

Attachment 4:     DTMR Conditions ................................................................ 102

Attachment 5:     Adopted Infrastructure Charges Notice.............................. 109

13.2      Registered Trademark Renewal - Renewal Notice................................ 112

Prepared by:      Josephine Horsfall, Coordinator - Property & Legal

Attachment :       Patent & Trademark Organisation LLC Reminder Notice for Trademark No.1018370 'Bushstock'.................................. 114

13.3      Ergon Energy Substation Expansion Mitchell........................................ 116

Prepared by:      Tanya Mansfield, Manager-Facilities

Attachment 1:     Market Valuation - Taylor Byrnes........................................ 119

Attachment 2:     Ergon Energy - 66kv line map............................................. 144

13.4      Renewal of Term Lease 221323.................................................................. 145

Prepared by:      Josephine Horsfall, Coordinator - Property & Legal

Attachment :       Application for Renewal of Term Lease 221323, being Lot 4 on EG99 Camping Water and Road reserve - RES 6100............... 147

13.5      Great Artesian Spa Refurbishment............................................................ 150

Prepared by:      Amanda Schneekloth, Coordinator - Council Buildings & Structures

13.6      Renewal of Term Lease 221101, being Lot 6 on WV968 Camping and Water Reserve - RES 6115........................................................................................................ 153

Prepared by:      Josephine Horsfall, Coordinator - Property & Legal

Attachment :       Application for Renewal of Term Lease 221101, Lot 6 on WV968 Camping and Water Reserve - RES 6115........................ 155

13.7      Renewal of Special Lease 36/53169, being Lot 29 on M51396 Camping Reserve - RES 5294.......................................................................................................... 158

Prepared by:      Josephine Horsfall, Coordinator - Property & Legal

Attachment :       Application for Renewal of Special Lease 36/53169, Lot 29 on M51396 - Camping Reserve - RES 5294.......................... 160

13.8      Renewal of Term Lease 221236.................................................................. 163

Prepared by:      Josephine Horsfall, Coordinator - Property & Legal

Attachment :       Application for Renewal of Term Lease 221236, being Lot 23 on WV1115, Camping and Water  Reserve – RES 2215..... 165

13.9      Proposed Retention of Public Toilets....................................................... 168

Prepared by:      Tanya Mansfield, Manager-Facilities

13.10    Material Change of Use - "Storage Facility" (File : 2013/18503)......... 170

Prepared by:      Danielle Pearn, Coordinator - Planning

Attachment 1:     Body of Report...................................................................... 181

Attachment 2:     Development Plans............................................................... 196

Attachment 3:     Stormwater Management Report........................................ 209

Attachment 4:     Department Transport and Main Roads Concurrence Agency Response............................................................................... 247

Attachment 5:     Adopted Infrastructure Charges Notice.............................. 258

13.11    Material Change of Use – Undefined Use (Non-resident Workforce Accommodation – 480 units in five stages), Storage Facility, Operational Works, ERA 63 – Sewage Treatment and ERA 8 – Chemical Storage (File: 2012/18304)............. 262

Prepared by:      Danielle Pearn, Coordinator - Planning

Attachment 1:     Body of Report...................................................................... 300

Attachment 2:     Development Plan ................................................................ 318

Attachment 3:     Traffic Impact Assessment Report...................................... 357

Attachment 4:     DEHP Concurrence Agency Response (ERA 8).............. 391

Attachment 5:     DEHP Concurrence Agency Response (ERA 63)............ 396

Attachment 6:     DTMR Concurrence Agency  Response............................ 409

Attachment 7:     Ergon Energy Advice Agency Response .......................... 419

Attachment 8:     Santos Referral Response (Third party)............................. 421

 

Status Reports

 

14          Office of the CEO & Organisational Services

 

15          Community & Commercial Services

 

16          Corporate Services

 

17          Infrastructure Services

 

18          Commercial Business

 

19          Building, Facilities & Environmental Services

 

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.

 

 

20          Confidential Items

C.1        Request for Rates Discount to be Granted

              Classification:      Closed Access

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

C.2        Request for Discount to be Granted after Late Payment of Rates

              Classification:      Closed Access

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

C.3        Panel of Providers - Engineering Services

              Classification:      Closed Access

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

C.4        Maranoa Early Learning Surat - Review of Service Delivery Models

              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.5        Tender Evaluation 13 / 41 Mitchell Stormwater

              Classification:      Closed Access

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

 

Councillor Business

 

21          Councillor Business

 

 

Closure


Minutes of the General Meeting of maranoa Regional Council held at Roma Administration Centre on 24 July 2013 commencing at 9.00am

 

ATTENDANCE

 

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

 

AS REQUIRED

Director Community & Commercial Services – Tony Klein, (Acting) Director Infrastructure Services – Michael Parker, Director Development, Facilities & Environmental Services – Rob Hayward.

 

GUESTS

 

There were no guests in attendance at the meeting.

 

WELCOME

 

The Mayor welcomed all present and declared the meeting open at 9.05am.

 

APOLOGIES   

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2013/15

Moved Cr O'Neil                                                            Seconded Cr Denton

 

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

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      7/0

 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2013/16

Moved Cr Denton                                                          Seconded Cr Chambers  

 

That the minutes of the General Meeting (12-10.07.13) held on 10 July 2013 be confirmed.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      7/0

 

Cr. Schefe entered the chambers at 9.06am.

 

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

 

There were no presentations/petitions or deputations at the meeting.

 

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

 

Office of the CEO & Organisational Services

 

Cr. O'Neil declared a ‘pecuniary conflict of interest’ in the following item due to his casual employment at Macquarie Regional Radio Network and left the chambers at 09:07 am taking no further part in the debate or discussion.

 

Item Number:                                   10.1

File Number: D13/30501

Subject Heading:                          Regional Communication Forums

Location:                                          N/a

Applicant:                                         N/a

Author and Officer’s Title:                Jane Frith, Coordinator - Corporate Communications

Executive Summary: 

Maranoa Regional Council shares Council news via a range of communication forums. With the expiration of three communication contracts drawing nearer (Bottle Tree Bulletin, Western Star’s Council News and 4ZR’s Council radio segment), Council’s views were sought on the current and future communication forums.

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2013/17

Moved Cr Chambers                                                     Seconded Cr Flynn  

That Council:

 

1.   Re-new the Council News advertisement contract with the Western Star until June 2014 (no changes to current format);

 

2.   Re-new the Council radio segment contract with 4ZR until June 2014 (no changes to current format);  and

 

3.   Endorse the calling of quotations for production and distribution of regional community newsletter, Bottle Tree Bulletin, with the first edition of the new contract to commence in October 2013 for a 12 month period.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      7/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Corporate Communications

 

At cessation of discussion on the abovementioned item, Cr. O'Neil entered the chambers at 09:10 am.


 

Item Number:                                   10.2

File Number: D13/30805

Subject Heading:                          Council Initiated Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

Location:                                          N/a

Applicant:                                         N/a

Author and Officer’s Title:                Kelly Rogers, Coordinator -  Elected Members & Community Engagement

Executive Summary: 

As part of Council’s Draft Community Engagement Strategy, Council has initiated a number of Advisory Committees to seek community and stakeholder input on key projects and activities of Council.  Feedback, or the outcomes of these forums, assists Council to identify priorities, inform decisions and develop future strategies and policies.

 

To ensure the outcomes of these meetings are communicated to Council as a ‘whole,’ the confirmed minutes of each of the committees will be put forward on a monthly basis for Council to receive and note.

 

Specific recommendations put forward by the committees will be presented to Council for consideration on an ‘as needs basis,’ as separate reports.

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2013/18

Moved Cr O'Neil                                                            Seconded Cr Price   

That Council receive and note the confirmed minutes of the following Council initiated committee meetings:

 

  • Roma CBD Advisory Committee Minutes – 4 June 2013
  • Airport Advisory Committee Minutes – 23 May 2013
  • Bassett Park Master Planning Advisory Committee Minutes – 12 March 2013
  • Roma Saleyards Advisory Committee Minutes – 2 May 2013

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator -  Elected Members & Community Engagement

 

 

Community & Commercial Services

 

Item Number:                                   11.1

File Number: D13/29650

Subject Heading:                          Access Point Service - Mitchell for Department of Human Services

Author and Officer’s Title:                Katrina Marsh, (Acting) Manager - Community   Development

Executive Summary: 

The Department of Human Service is seeking expressions of interest for the provision of an Access Point service in Mitchell to provide community access to a wide range of federal government services.  Due to time constraints, the (Acting) Manager – Community Development has submitted an expression of interest for the services and sought Council endorsement of those actions.

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2013/19

Moved Cr Flynn                                                            Seconded Cr Schefe  

That Council:

  • Endorse the actions of the (Acting) Manager – Community Development in submitting an expression of interest for Access Point Services (Mitchell);
  • If successful in securing the services, endorse the Mitchell Library as the location for the Access Point and;
  • Support the investigation of the Access Point services being made available in other communities in the region.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

(Acting) Manager - Community Development

 

 

Infrastructure Services

 

Item Number:                                   12.1

File Number: D13/31072

Subject Heading:                          Road Off Alignment - Overstone Road

Location:                                          Overstone Road and Junction with Surat - Glenmorgan Road

Applicant:                                         N/a

Author and Officer’s Title:                Michael Parker, Director - Infrastructure Services (Acting)

Executive Summary: 

The owner of the property “Murilla South” has contacted Council concerning repairs needed to three grids on the part of Overstone Road which passes through his property.  The grids were put in by the Warroo Council some 20 to 25 years ago.  That part of the Overstone Road is “off alignment”.

 

Discussion:

Council discussed maintenance and public liability for the grids.  (Acting)  Director – Infrastructure Services advised that under Council’s interim grid policy, this would be the responsibility of the landholder and that they would be advised of this.

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2013/20

Moved Cr Price                                                             Seconded Cr Denton  

That Council replace the three grids on the Overstone Road at an estimated cost of $25,000, and enter into negotiations with the land owner to have the existing road surveyed, open the new survey as road reserve and close the old survey alignment, ensuring that the new arrangements are consistent with Council’s interim grid policy.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Director - Infrastructure Services (Acting)

 

 


Development, Facilities & Environmental Services

 

Item Number:                                   13.1

File Number: D13/29458

Subject Heading:                          Material Change of Use - "Motel" (25 Units and Manager's Residence) and Reconfiguring a Lot (Access Easement) (File: 2012/18397)

Location:                                          129 - 131 McDowall Street, Roma (Lot 2 on RP60707)

Applicant:                                         HP 8 Enterprises Pty Ltd C/- Fyfe Pty Ltd

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

Executive Summary: 

This application seeks to carry out a Material Change of Use (Motel – 25 units and manager’s residence) on land at 129-131 McDowall Street, Roma QLD 4455 and described as Lot 2 on RP60707.  The proposed development consists of 25 units and a manager’s residence in a two storey building.  

 

The proposed development, as recommended for approval, is consistent with the provisions of the Roma Town Planning Scheme including the DEOs and Town Area Code.

 

No submissions were received during the public notification period (27 May - 18 June 2013).

 

Discussion:

Council discussed car parking and road access to the site.

Cr. Newman commended all parties involved in the comprehensive development application.

Cr. O’Neil enquired if the plans included rooms with access for disabled persons.  Director – Development, Facilities & Environmental Services confirmed that the plans include two disabled rooms.

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2013/21

Moved Cr Newman                                                       Seconded Cr Chambers  

 

That Council approve the application for a Material Change of Use (Motel – 25 units and manager’s residence) at 129-131 McDowall Street, Roma QLD 4455 and described as Lot 2 on RP60707, subject to the following conditions:

 

Conditions of approval for Material Change of Use - Motel

(25 units and manager’s residence)

 

Conditions of approval for Material Change of Use - Motel

(25 units and manager’s residence)

 

Preamble

 

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

 

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

 

3.     Maintain the approved development being Material Change of Use (Motel – 25 units and manager’s residence) generally in accordance with the approved plans*

 

 

 

Plan/Document number

Plan/Document name

Date

00197/11  Sheet 1 of 7 Issue I

Proposed Site & Floor Plan – Option 2

28 February 2012

00197/11 Sheet 2 of 7 Issue I

Site & Floor Plans B85 Paths

28 February 2012

00197/11 Sheet 3 of 7 Issue I

Upper Floor Plan

28 February 2012

00197/11 Sheet 4 of 7 Issue I

Existing Site Plan

28 February 2012

00197/11 Sheet 5 of 7 Issue I

Site Locality Plan

28 February 2012

00197/11 Sheet 6 of 7 Issue I

Elevations

28 February 2012

00197/11 Sheet 7 of 7 Issue I

3D View 3

28 February 2012

CMDG-R-042 Rev C

Commercial Driveway Slab Type A – Two Way Access

07/2011

CMDG D5

Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines – Stormwater Drainage Design D5 Design Guidelines

03/2012

CMDG D7

Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines (CMDG) - Erosion Control and Stormwater Management D7 Design Guidelines

03/2012

CMDG D11

Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines – Water Reticulation D11 Design Guidelines

10/2007

CMDG D12

Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines – Sewerage  Reticulation Design D12 Design Guidelines

09/2007

 

       *Note: these plans are the same as those approved by the DTMR in their conditions with the exception of the addition of the proposed awning, which must accord with DTMR requirements for lateral and vertical clearances for awnings along both streets and the truncation.

 

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

 

5.    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.

 

6.    All works on or near roadways shall be adequately signed in accordance with the “Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices – Part 3, Works on Roads”.

 

7.    The developer is responsible for locating and protecting any Council and public utility services, infrastructure and assets that may be impacted on during construction of the development.  Any damage to existing infrastructure (kerb, road pavement, existing underground assets, etc) that is attributable to the progress of works on the site or vehicles associated with the development of the site shall be immediately rectified in accordance with the asset owners’ requirements and specifications and to the satisfaction of the asset owners’ representative(s).

 

 

 

8.    All works 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 CMDG, (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.

 

Latest versions

 

9.    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.

 

Stormwater and Drainage

 

10.   Major and minor event stormwater drainage systems are to be provided for the development site in accordance with the Queensland Urban Drainage Manual (QUDM) (Volume 1 text, Volume 2 Design Charts), Australian Rainfall and Runoff (Volume 1 A guide to Flood Estimation) and CMDG – D5 Design Guidelines ‘Stormwater Drainage Design’.

 

11.   Stormwater run-off from roof and surface areas is to be controlled internally and piped to the existing gully boxes in McDowall Street and Quintin Street, in accordance with a lawful point of discharge.

 

12.   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.

 

13.   Adjoining properties and roads are to be protected from ponding or nuisance from stormwater as a result of the works.  Ensure the stormwater runoff from the site does not adversely impact on flooding or drainage (peak discharge and duration for all events up to the 100 year Average Recurrence Interval (ARI)) of properties that are upstream, downstream or adjacent to the site.

 

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

 

15.   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.

 

Erosion Control

 

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

 

17.   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.  Erosion and sediment controls shall be maintained at all times during the course of the project.  Should the proposed controls prove to be ineffective, the developer must install additional measures and provide written notice to Council advising of the additional control measures implemented.

 

18.   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.

 

19.   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.

 

20.   In the event that Council receives a complaint relative to the quality of runoff from the site from a downstream property owner, the developer must take immediate steps to rectify the cause of any such substantiated complaint.  The developer will also be required to meet the cost of any repair/clean up of downstream properties resulting from undesirable impacts of their works.

 

Environmental

 

21.   The developer shall immediately clean up and satisfactorily remove any deposited construction material or silt runoff from the development site.

 

Services Provisions

 

22.   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.

 

23.   All buildings and associated building supports are to be located a minimum of 1.5 metres from the centre line of the sewer manhole located at the west of the site. Any relaxation of this requirement will only be accepted with the written agreement of Council.

 

24.   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.

 

25.   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).

 

26.   The development is to be connected to reticulated gas supply at no cost to Council.

 

27.   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).

 

28.   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 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.

 

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

 

 

 

Rubbish Collection

 

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

 

31.   All bins shall be shielded from the view of travelling public and neighbours and located in the designated refuse enclosure, in accordance with approved Plan No. Sheet 1 of 7, Proposed Site & Floor Plan – Option 2, dated 28 February 2012.

 

Access, Car parking and Manoeuvring

 

32.   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.

 

33.   Vehicle access from Quintin Street to the development site is to be constructed in accordance with drawing CMDG-R-042 Rev C - Commercial Driveway Slab Type A – Two Way Access, dated 07/2011.

 

34.   Vehicle access to the site 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.

 

35.   Vehicles entering and exiting the development site must be able to enter and leave in forward direction.  Reversing out of development site is not permitted.  Vehicle manoeuvres in this regard are to be totally contained within the development site boundaries.

 

36.   Vehicle access and manoeuvring areas are to comply with AS/NZS 2890.1:2004 Parking facilities Part 1: Off-street car parking.

 

37.   Service vehicle access and manoeuvring is to be designed in accordance with AS/NZS 2890.2:2004 - Parking facilities Part 2: Off-street commercial vehicle facilities requirements.

 

38.   Parking bay configurations (width and lengths) are to be in accordance with AS/NZS 2890.1:2004 Parking Facilities Part 1: Off-Street Car Parking.

 

39.   Disabled car parking bays shall be designed in accordance with AS/NZS 2890.6:2009 Parking Facilities Part 1: Off-Street Car Parking.

 

40.   No on-street parking is permitted at the frontage of the development site at any time.

 

41.   Provide a total of 26 car parking spaces on the site, including two dedicated PWD spaces, in accordance with the approved plans.

 

42.   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.

 

43.   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, (vi) the CMDG and (vii) 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.

 

Signage and Line Marking

 

44.   Signage and line marking to be provided in accordance with MUTCD requirements and AS/NZS 2890.1:1993 – Parking facilities Part 1: Off-street car parking.

 

45.   Pavement line marking is to be provided to delineate vehicle parking bays provided onsite.

 

Landscaping and Fencing

 

46.   Landscaping must be provided in accordance with the approved plan - Site & Floor Plan Sheet 1 of 7, dated 28 February 2012.

 

47.   Site landscaping must be planted prior to occupation of the accommodation units.

 

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

 

49.   Landscaped areas must comprise a mix of trees, shrubs and groundcovers.  Ground covers should fully cover vegetated areas within one year of planting.

 

50.   Site landscaping must not interfere with electrical infrastructure nor restrict maintenance access to any onsite infrastructure, public utility or easement.

 

51.   Avoiding Nuisance

 

52.   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.

 

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

 

54.   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.

 

55.   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.

 

Awning

 

56.   An awning over a pedestrian footpath must be provided in accordance with the approved plans listed in condition 3 and must accord with any with DTMR requirements for lateral and vertical clearances for awnings along both streets and the truncation.

 

Advertising Signs

 

57.   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.

 

58.   Any free-standing advertising signage or structure to be constructed on site shall be designed by an RPEQ (Structural) Engineer and certification provided for both design and construction. 

 

 

 

 

 

No Cost to Council

 

59.   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.

 

60.   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 the use commencing.

 

Use

 

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

 

62.   The developer is to notify Council upon commencement of the approved use.

 

Infrastructure Contributions

 

63.   An infrastructure contribution, in accordance with Council’s adopted Priority Infrastructure Plan, of $202,500-00 is payable to the Council (2013/14 financial year). The stated charge is to be paid prior to commencement of construction.

 

Conditions of approval for Reconfiguring a Lot (Access Easement)

 

General

 

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

 

65.   Maintain the approved development being Reconfiguring a Lot (Access Easement) in accordance with the approved plan:

 

Plan/Document number

Plan/Document name

Date

ROL01

Proposed Access Easement Plan

28 February 2012

 

66.   Grant an easement, being proposed Easement A, in accordance with Plan No. ROL01, dated 28 February 2012, to the benefit of Lot 1 on RP60707 for the purpose of access.

 

No Cost to Council

 

67.   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.

 

Before Plans are Sealed

 

68.   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 endorsing the Plan of Survey.

 

End of Conditions

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Planning

 

 

Item Number:                                   13.2

File Number: D13/30003

Subject Heading:                          Renewal of Term Lease 222210

Location:                                          Over Lot A on CP882774, Parish of Tinowon Reserve for Grazing Purposes, County Waldegrave

Author and Officer’s Title:                Josephine Horsfall, Coordinator - Property & Legal

Executive Summary: 

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines sought Council’s views on an Application for Renewal of Term Lease 222210 over Lot A on CP882774, Parish of Tinowon, County Waldegrave. This land is used for Grazing Purposes. 

 

Discussion:

Cr. Chambers requested that the recommendation be amended to include a condition pertaining to wild dog control.

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2013/22

Moved Cr Chambers                                                     Seconded Cr O'Neil  

That Council advise the Department of Natural Resources and Mines that the reserve is still required for its gazetted purpose and Council has no objection to the application for renewal of term lease 222210 over Lot A on CP882774, Parish of Tinowon, County Waldegrave. This Land is used for Grazing Purposes on the following conditions:

 

  1. The leased area is to have a stock proof fence to eliminate domestic grazing stock from entering nearby road reserve/s.

 

  1. The leased area is to be used for grazing purposes only, and in such a manner so as the land is not degraded as far as reasonably practical from this specified use.

 

  1. The lessee has a duty of care, to take all reasonable and practicable measures to sustainably manage the permit area.

 

  1. Any weeds identified in the Land (Pest and Stock Route) Management Act are to be controlled in such a manner that will not allow the spread of seed onto adjoining land or land further down any water course and or creek.

 

  1. Should any weeds  identified in the Land (Pest and Stock Route) Management Act be identified within the confines of the special lease land, the lessee is to notify the Department of Natural Resources and Mines and the Local Government of the weed as soon as practicably possible.

 

  1. Authorised Council officers must be allowed entry to carry out inspections in relation to weeds. 

 

  1. The landholder is to be responsible for any litigation that may result from the “Trustee Lease or Trustee Permit” use.

 

  1. The landholder participate in Council’s annual wild dog baiting program.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Property & Legal

 


 

Item Number:                                   13.3

File Number: D13/30371

Subject Heading:                          Proposed Fees and Charges - Waste

Location:                                          Roma Waste Facility

Applicant:                                         N/a

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

Executive Summary: 

The installation of the weighbridge at the Roma Waste Facility will mean that waste can be charged by tonnage rather than volume or truck size.  This will ensure a fairer system of charging.

 

Discussion:

Council discussed the need for the item to be deferred until a future General Meeting,  pending further investigation.

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2013/23

Moved Cr Schefe                                                          Seconded Cr Flynn  

That the matter be deferred to a future General Meeting.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Waste

  

Councillor Business

 

Item Number:                                   20.1

File Number: D13/30820

Subject Heading:                          Roma CBD Advisory Committee Recommendations

Location:                                          N/a

Applicant:                                         N/a

Author and Councillor’s Title:           Cr. Cameron  O'Neil

Councillor’s Recommendation:

 

That Council consider the recommendations put forward by the committee that:

 

1.   Council formally receive the minutes of each committee meeting on a monthly basis;

 

2.   The committee submit to Council a listing of recommended changes to the Roma Placemaking plan by 1 December 2013;

 

3.   All formal requests to Council be put forward on behalf of the Committee by representing Councillor Committee members for formal submission to full Council;

 

4.   Council place on hold the demolishing of the existing public toilets located on Arthur Street, and consider for the existing block to remain operational, in addition to the new amenity block;

 

5.   Council consider the introduction of regulated ‘on street’ parking for the whole of the area identified as the ‘CBD,’ with a maximum allowable parking period of three (3) hours;

 

6.  Council considers immediately introducing a 40km/hr speed limit for motorists travelling in the Roma CBD.

Discussion:

Cr. Flynn commented on item 6, noting that Queensland Police Service have not been invited to provide input on the matter.  Councillors determined that the motion was a recommendation only and Queensland Police Service would be consulted.

Council discussed item 4 and concerns regarding maintenance of the current public toilets located on Arthur Street, Roma.  Cr O’Neil advised that the Committee valued the location of the current facility being in close proximity to businesses and also valued the mural as a tourist attraction.

Council discussed the need for additional information in regards to items 4, 5 and 6.

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2013/24

Moved Cr O'Neil                                                            Seconded Cr Flynn  

That Council adopt the following recommendations put forward by the Roma CBD Advisory Committee:

 

  1. That Council formally receive the minutes of each committee meeting on a monthly basis;

 

2.   That the Committee submit to Council a listing of recommended changes to the Roma Placemaking Plan by 1 December 2013;

 

3.   That all formal requests to Council be put forward on behalf of the Committee by representing Councillor Committee members for formal submission to full Council;

 

And;

 

That Council note the following recommendations with further investigations to be conducted by Council officers and the outcomes brought to Council at the earliest convenience:

 

4.   Council place on hold the demolishing of the existing public toilets located on Arthur Street and consider for the existing block to remain operational, in addition to the new amenity block until 1 December 2013 and subject to further investigations in the interim;

 

5.   Council consider the introduction of regulated ‘on street’ parking for the whole of the area identified as the ‘CBD,’ with a maximum allowable parking period of three (3) hours;

 

6.  Council consider immediately introducing a 40km/hr speed limit for motorists travelling in the Roma CBD, with consultation to occur with Queensland Police Service.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Director Development, Facilities & Environmental Services (Item 4)

 

Director Community & Commercial Services (Item 5)

 

Acting Director Infrastructure Services

(Item 6)

 


Late Item

 

Item Number:                                   L.1

File Number: D13/31434

Subject Heading:                          Southern Queensland Country Tourism Support for Contestable Grant

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

Executive Summary: 

Following a request in writing from Southern Queensland Country Tourism (SQCT), in April 2013 Council gave its “in principle” support for an increase in annual membership fees for 2013/14 of $1,792.

 

This increase is in support of SQCT to win operational funds in direct proportion to its member contributions.  Any new funds derived from the process this year will be directed to supporting the 2014 Autumn campaign.

 

This report sought Council’s resolution to formally approve the increase and incorporate it into the budget for the 2013/14 financial year.

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2013/25

Moved Cr Price                                                             Seconded Cr Schefe  

That Council approve the increase of $1,792 for the 2013/14 membership year and authorise the Chief Executive Officer to endorse the notice of commitment.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager - Major Projects, Economic Development & Tourism

  

 

Subject Heading:          suspension of standing orders

Council adjourned the meeting for morning tea at 9.49am.

 

Subject Heading:          resumption of standing orders

Council resumed the meeting at 10.41am.

 

 

CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS

 

In accord with the provisions of section 275 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:-

          (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;

          (e)      contracts proposed to be made by it;

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2013/26

Moved Cr O'Neil                                                            Seconded Cr Flynn  

That Council close the meeting to the public at 10.41am. 

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2013/27

Moved Cr Price                                                             Seconded Cr O'Neil  

That Council open the meeting to the public at 11.26am.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

  

 

Item Number:                                   C.1

File Number: D13/30753

Subject Heading:                          APLNG-WP2A  – Civil Works to Widen Yuleba - Taroom Road Ch. 10.275km – 17.380km Including Upgrade of Intersection at McLennans Road, APLNG-WP2B – Civil Works to Widen Yuleba - Taroom Road Ch.4.6km – 5.1km Including Construction of a Heavy Vehicle Stopping Area

Author and Officer’s Title:                Peter Weallans, Manager -  Infrastructure Contracts &   Engineering Services

Executive Summary: 

Council has called for quotations from RoadTek South to carry out:

 

·         Work Package APLNG-WP2a: Road widening works on the Yuleba – Taroom Rd. Ch. 10.275km to 17.380km. The proposed works also includes the upgrade of the intersection of the Yuleba-Taroom Rd with McLennans Rd. 

·         Work Package APLNG-WP2b:  Road widening works on the Yuleba-Taroom Rd.  Ch. 4.60km to Ch. 5.10km.  The proposed works also includes the construction of a Heavy Vehicle Stopping Area on the LHS between Ch. 4.90km to Ch. 5.10km.

 

Responses were received 12/07/13.

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2013/28

Moved Cr Price                                                             Seconded Cr Chambers  

Subject to concurrent acceptance by Origin Energy and the receipt by Council of the necessary APLNG purchase orders, Council award Work Package APLNG-WP2a (to comprise original schedules APLNG-WP2a & APLNG 2b) to RoadTek South at an estimated value of $5,879,441.00 (excluding GST) which incorporates removal of the grid.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager -  Infrastructure Contracts & Engineering Services

 

 

 

Item Number:                                   C.2

File Number: D13/30863

Subject Heading:                          Write Off amount for Gas Account for Social Housing Client

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

Executive Summary: 

Manager – Social Services sought Council’s approval to write off an amount in the Debtors system due to a faulty gas hot water system in a social housing property.

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2013/29

Moved Cr Schefe                                                          Seconded Cr Denton  

That Council write off the amount of $1,570.25 for the gas account detailed in the Officer’s Report.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager - Social Services

 

 

Item Number:                                   C.3

File Number: D13/30909

Subject Heading:                          Roma Saleyards Advisory Committee

Location:                                          N/a

Applicant:                                         N/a

Author and Officer’s Title:                Kelly Rogers, Coordinator -  Elected Members & Community Engagement

Executive Summary: 

At the General Meeting on 24 April 2013, Council approved the calling of nominations for renewal of membership on the Roma Saleyards Advisory Committee. 

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2013/30

Moved Cr Flynn                                                            Seconded Cr O'Neil  

That Council endorse the membership of nominees for the Roma Saleyards Advisory Committee for the remainder of this term of Council, effective from 1 August 2013, as listed below:

 

Name

Function/Criteria Match

Cr. Scott Wason

Councillor delegate & Chair

Cr. Peter Flynn

Councillor delegate

David Scott

Local transport operator representative

Rod Turner

Vendor representative

James Stinson

Vendor representative

Thomas Hartley

Vendor representative

Peter Holland

Buyer representative/producer

 

President or delegate of agents association

Ex-Officio Roles

 

Representative Department of Transport and Main Roads

Scott Jackson

Representative Queensland Police Service

James (Jed) Taylor

Representative Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry

Tony Klein

Council staff delegate

Terry Hyland

Council staff delegate

Paul Klar

Council staff delegate

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator -  Elected Members & Community Engagement

 

 

Item Number:                                   C.4

File Number: D13/30478

Subject Heading:                          Panel of Providers - Engineering Services

Author and Officer’s Title:                Francesco (Frank) Nastasi, Specialist – Senior Engineer

Executive Summary: 

As a result of increased Infrastructure activities, Council invited submissions from engineering service providers to form a Panel of Providers for Engineering Services. These services will include, but are not limited to, the design, maintenance, management and construction of infrastructure.

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2013/31

Moved Cr Schefe                                                          Seconded Cr Flynn  

That the following companies be placed on the Panel of Preferred Suppliers for Engineering Services at the hourly rates submitted:

 

  • Aurecon Australia Pty Ltd
  • Disaster Management Australia
  • Surveyors at Work Pty Ltd
  • GHD Pty Ltd
  • Cardno (Qld) Pty Ltd
  • Wide Bay Water Australia Pty Ltd
  • Hunter Water Australia Pty Ltd
  • The Harrison Group (Qld) Pty Ltd
  • Highland Infrastructure Group Pty Ltd
  • Brandon & Associates Pty Ltd
  • Ashburner Francis Pty Ltd

 

And;

 

That Council officers investigate the inclusion of additional suppliers for the panel in the areas of surveying, electrical engineering and flood mitigation.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Specialist – Senior Engineer

 

 

Item Number:                                   C.5

File Number: D13/30683

Subject Heading:                          Tender Evaluation 13/37 In-Situ Stabilisation

Author and Officer’s Title:                Francesco (Frank) Nastasi, Specialist – Senior Engineer

Executive Summary: 

This tender is for the provision of In-Situ Stabilisation for the TNRP work recently awarded to Council by the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2013/32

Moved Cr Price                                                             Seconded Cr Newman  

That tender 13/37 for In-Situ Stabilisation be awarded to the following companies as per the rates submitted:

 

  • SBK Contracting
  • TJ & JE Campbell
  • Cap Coast Haulage

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Specialist – Senior Engineer

 

 

Item Number:                                   LC.1

File Number: D13/29673

Subject Heading:                          Endorsement of Contracts and Memorandum of Understanding with External Partners to enhance Service Provision within Community Care

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

Executive Summary: 

In order to provide flexible service delivery within Community Care and meet the needs within communities, an opportunity exists between external parties and Council to enter into a contract or Memorandum of Understanding for additional services. In order to comply with legislation, specific elements need to be outlined, agreed to and signed by both parties.

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2013/33

Moved Cr Denton                                                          Seconded Cr Chambers  

That Council endorse the Chief Executive Officer to sign the Memorandum of Understandings and contracts for Community Care Services which include:

  • Surat Community Care
  • Westhaven Aged Care Facility and Friends of Westhaven
  • Anglicare – contract to provide services
  • Blue Care – contract to provide services
  • Wallumbilla Community Care – food services

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager - Social Services

 

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business, the Mayor thanked Council for their attendance and declared the meeting closed at 11.44am.

                                 

 

These Minutes are to be confirmed at the next General Meeting of Council to be held on 14 August 2013, at Roma Administration Centre.

 

 

 

 

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Mayor                                                                           Date

 

 


Minutes of the Special Meeting of Maranoa Regional Council held at Roma Administration Centre on 31 July 2013 commencing at 8:45am

 

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. M L Price, Cr D J Schefe, Chief Executive Officer – Julie Reitano, Coordinator Corporate Communications – Jane Frith and Lauren Owen Minutes Officer in attendance.

 

AS REQUIRED

 

Coordinator – Grants – Sue Sands.

 

GUESTS

 

There were no guests in attendance at the meeting.

 

WELCOME

 

The Mayor welcomed all present and declared the meeting open at 8.51am.

 

APOLOGIES   

 

There were no apologies for the meeting.

 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

There were no minutes to confirm.

 

Business Arising FROM MiNUTES

 

There was no business arising from the minutes.

 

Presentations/Petitions and Deputations

 

There were no presentations/petitions or deputations at the meeting.

 

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.

 

Business

 

Item Number:                                   6.1

File Number: D13/33109

Subject Heading:                          Confirmation of Funding for Levee Bank

Location:                                          N/a

Applicant:                                         N/a

Author and Officer’s Title:                Susan (Sue) Sands, Coordinator - Grants (Council & Community)

 

Executive Summary: 

Council has approved the construction of a flood levee bank in Roma and this project has received confirmation of funding from the  state, and federal government funding has been announced ($7m). Funding compliance for the state government requires Council to commit to meeting the total expenditure, in excess of Approved Funding if required, to complete Stage 1 of the Roma Flood Levee Bank.

 

Resolution No. SM/07.2013/01

Moved Cr O'Neil                                                            Seconded Cr Price   

That Council commit to meeting the total expenditure, in excess of Approved Funding if required, to complete Stage 1 of the Roma Flood Levee Bank.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Grants (Council & Community)

 

 

Item Number:                                   6.2

File Number: D13/33173

Subject Heading:                          Corporate Plan

Location:                                          N/a

Applicant:                                         N/a

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

Executive Summary: 

Council’s first Corporate Plan covered the period 2009-2013.  The draft new Corporate Plan is underway but there are some steps that still need to be done, in Quarter 1 and 2 of 2013/14.  It is intended that 2013 will be a year of transition with the new Corporate Plan adopted no later than 31 December 2013, in sufficient time for the 2014/15 financial year preparations.

 

Resolution No. SM/07.2013/02

Moved Cr Denton                                                          Seconded Cr Wason  

That the use of the Corporate Plan 2009-2013 be extended and that it remain in place until the new Corporate Plan is adopted no later than 31 December 2013; having regard to the new Organisational Structure adopted by Council in June 2013.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Item Number:                                   6.3

File Number: D13/33185

Subject Heading:                          Royalties for Regions Funding Applications

Location:                                          N/a

Applicant:                                         N/a

Author and Officer’s Title:                Susan (Sue) Sands, Coordinator - Grants (Council & Community)

Executive Summary: 

Council has identified, at a previous workshop, potential projects to submit under Round 2 of the Royalties for Regions program.

 

Discussion:

Council discussed the possibility of removing the Injune Airport Rehabilitation project, which is funded in the draft budget, from the submission for funding under the Royalties for Regions program to avoid delays in commencement of the project.

 

Council agreed to remove the aforementioned item from the submission and increase the funding amount specified for the Roma Sewerage project.

 

Resolution No. SM/07.2013/03

Moved Cr Chambers                                                     Seconded Cr O'Neil  

That Council endorse the following submissions for funding under the Royalties for Regions program, as previously prioritised:

 

1.   Injune – Taroom Rd

2.   Fairview Rd

3.   Roma Sewerage

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Grants (Council & Community)

  

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business, the Mayor thanked Council for their attendance and declared the meeting closed at 9.02am.

                                 

 

These Minutes are to be confirmed at the next General Meeting of Council to be held on 14 August 2013 at Roma Administration Centre.

 

 

 

 

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Mayor                                                                           Date

 

 


Minutes of the Special Budget Meeting of Maranoa Regional Council held at Roma Administration Centre on 31 July 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. M L Price,  Cr. D J Schefe, Chief Executive Officer – Julie Reitano, Acting Director – Infrastructure Services – Michael Parker, Director – Development, Facilities & Environmental Services – Rob Hayward, Specialist – Strategic Finance – Claire Alexander, Specialist – Governance & Organisational Development – Noela Ward, Coordinator – Communications Officer – Jane Frith, and Lauren Owen Minutes Officer in attendance.

 

GUESTS

 

There were no guests in attendance at the meeting.

 

WELCOME

 

The Mayor welcomed all present and declared the meeting open at 9.04am.

 

APOLOGIES   

 

There were no apologies for the meeting.

 

After the welcome, the Chief Executive Officer left the Chambers at 9.04am, returning at 9.07am.

 

Business

 

Item Number:                                   3.1

File Number: D13/30987

Subject Heading:                          Presentation of Draft Budget 2013/14 and Draft Forward Estimates 2014/15 to 2022/23

Location:                                          N/a

Applicant:                                         N/a

Author and Officer’s Title:                Robert Loughnan, Mayor

Executive Summary: 

In accordance with 107A of the Local Government Act 2009, it was formally requested that Council consider the budget material that was presented to Councillors on 17 July 2013.   

 

By way of background, and as previously advised, the preliminary draft inclusions for the 2013/14 budget were collated by management and staff using the budget parameters as presented to and discussed with Councillors in March 2013.  The Executive Management Team reviewed the draft budget submissions and then presented the information to a series of workshops with Councillors and myself.

 

Councillors reviewed both operational and capital budget submissions for 2013/14, the proposed fees and charges and policies as required by legislation, e.g. Revenue Policy.

 

Sections 169 to 171of the Local Government Regulation 2012 prescribe the requirements for the adoption of Council’s budget. The information that was presented complies with the disclosure requirements for the adoption of Council’s budget.

 

            1.Statement of Income & Expenditure

            2. Statement of Financial Position

            3. Statement of Changes in Equity

            4. Cash Flow Statement

            5. Measures of Financial Sustainability

            6. Schedule of Capital Works and Funding Sources

            7. Change in Rates and Utility Charges

 

The 2013/14 Budget totals $255.8M (excluding carryover projects).  Some key highlights are:

 

·         Capital projects of $58.1M including construction of Stage 1 of the levee bank

·         Major recoverable works such as flood restoration, Main Roads and Santos and Origin  potential contract maintenance works totalling $135M

·         Funded 2013/14 one off projects worth $1.27M

·         Road maintenance works  of $8.0M

·         Salaries and wages including on costs

 

Discussion:

The Mayor provided an overview of the draft budget presented and thanked the Chief Executive Officer, senior staff and Councillors for their work in developing the budget document. 

 

Resolution No. SMB/07.2013/01

Moved Cr Loughnan                                                     Seconded Cr Chambers  

 

The budget and accompanying material be received and Council consider each section individually.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Mayor

 

 

Item Number:                                   3.2

File Number: D13/32495

Subject Heading:                          RE-Adoption of Revenue Policy

Location:                                          N/a

Applicant:                                         N/a

Author and Officer’s Title:                Robert Loughnan, Mayor

Executive Summary: 

Council considered the matter of the Revenue Policy at its meeting on 26 June 2013.

 

In accordance with s 169 (2) (c) of the Local Government Regulation 2012, the budget must include the Revenue Policy.  The policy is now submitted for Council’s re-adoption.

 

Resolution No. SMB/07.2013/02

Moved Cr Schefe                                                          Seconded Cr Flynn  

That the Revenue Policy for 2013/14 be re-adopted.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Mayor

 


 

Item Number:                                   3.3

File Number: D13/32526

Subject Heading:                          Fees & Charges 2013/14

Location:                                          N/a

Applicant:                                         N/a

Author and Officer’s Title:                Robert Loughnan, Mayor

Executive Summary: 

Council initially considered the schedule of Fees & Charges at its meeting of 26 June 2013. Since that time, some additional proposed amendments have been identified.  The full schedule was presented to Council for re-adoption in full.

 

Resolution No. SMB/07.2013/03

Moved Cr Price                                                             Seconded Cr Chambers  

That Council:

 

1.         Adopt the fees in Schedule L of the Budget material presented.

 

2.         Resolve that, in relation to those cost-recovery fees to which Section 97 of the Local Government Act 2009 applies:

 

(i)         the applicant is the person liable to pay these fees; and

 

(ii)        the fee must be paid at or before the time the application is lodged; and

 

3.         Delegate to the Chief Executive Officer the power to amend commercial charges to which section 262 (3) (c) of the Local Government Act 2009 applies.

 

4.         Approve the omission of fees and charges from the Schedule for quarry materials and services.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Mayor

 

 

Item Number:                                   3.4

File Number: D13/31330

Subject Heading:                          Revenue Statement 2013/14

Location:                                          N/a

Applicant:                                         N/a

Author and Officer’s Title:                Robert Loughnan, Mayor

Executive Summary: 

Section 169 (2) (b) of Local Government Regulation 2012 requires Council to include a Revenue Statement in the Annual Budget. The Revenue Statement is an explanatory statement, detailing the revenue measures adopted in the annual budget.

 

Section 172 of the Local Government Regulation 2012 details what must be contained in the Revenue Statement and Section 193(2) states that the guidelines for preparing the Revenue Statement may be included in the Revenue Policy.

 

Key inclusions in the attached Revenue Statement are:

 

•     Residential and service charges has been increased by 4% with the exception of the minimum general rates which is up from $470 to $500.  Various percentages have been applied to non-residential properties.

•     An increase of 4% on special charges.

•     Continuation of the standard pensioner concessions and other concessions.

•     Continuation of the early payment discount of 10% applicable on general rates only.

 

Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DERM) issued new annual valuations in February 2013 to Maranoa region, with an effective date of 1 July 2013. The overall increase in valuation was 2.49% for the region, which has been incorporated into the differential general rate categories and the valuation based special rates.

 

Discussion:

Council viewed the marked up copy of the draft statement and proposed amended statement incorporating all feedback and discussions during the two week period.  The Chief Executive Officer stepped through the key amendments for full Council consideration.

 

Resolution No. SMB/07.2013/04

Moved Cr Wason                                                          Seconded Cr O'Neil  

 

That Council:

 

1.         Receive and note the report titled “Revenue Statement 2013/14” (labelled as Attachment 1 in the budget documents presented on 17 July 2013).

2.         Pursuant to Section 81 of the Local Government Regulation 2012 determine that for the purpose of levying differential general rates for the 2013/14 financial year the different categories of rateable land and a description of those categories is included in Attachment 1 of the Revenue Statement “Supplementary Information”.

3.          Adopt the Revenue Statement 2013/14 (Attached) ("the Revenue Statement") in accordance with Section 169 (2) (b) of the Local Government Regulation 2012 and also adopt pursuant to Section 94 of the Local Government Regulation 2012 the overall plans for the special rates and charges for the following and appearing in the Revenue Statement, namely:

 

·         Wild Dog Management & State Government Precept

 

·         Rural Fire Brigade

 

4.          Levies differential general rates, special rates and charges for those properties identified in the Overall Plan relevant to their area and utility charges for the 2013/14 financial year pursuant to Section 94 of the Local Government Act 2009 at the rates included within the Revenue Statement.

 

5.          Determine, pursuant to Section 118 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, those rates and charges must be paid within 30 calendar days after the notice has been issued.

 

6.          Determine to allow a discount for the payment of rates and charges pursuant to Section  130 of the Local Government Regulation 2012 in accordance with the Revenue Statement;  and

7.          Determine to allow payment of certain rates or charges by arrangements and concessions to certain classes of ratepayer pursuant to Section 129 and Section 119 of the Local Government Regulation 2012 in accordance with the Revenue Statement.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Mayor

 

 

 

Item Number:                                   3.5

File Number: D13/32632

Subject Heading:                          Pensioner Rates Concession Policy

Location:                                          N/a

Applicant:                                         N/a

Author and Officer’s Title:                Robert Loughnan, Mayor

Executive Summary: 

Tabling a new policy for Council’s consideration, to enable rate concessions to be granted to eligible pensioners. The policy, which draws on the same criteria as the State Government, will also provide clarity for officers who administer the pensioner subsidy program.

 

Discussion:

The Chief Executive Officer advised that, as requested by Cr. Denton, a section had been included in relation to pro-rata calculations.    Council viewed the marked up copy of the draft policy and proposed amended policy incorporating all feedback.

 

Resolution No. SMB/07.2013/05

Moved Cr Newman                                                       Seconded Cr Denton  

That Council adopt the Pensioner Rates Concession Policy as amended.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Mayor

 

 

Item Number:                                   3.6

File Number: D13/32534

Subject Heading:                          Debt (Borrowing) Policy 2013/14

Location:                                          N/a

Applicant:                                         N/a

Author and Officer’s Title:                Robert Loughnan, Mayor

Executive Summary: 

It is a requirement of the Local Government Regulation 2012 (Section 192) that a local government must prepare and adopt a debt policy for a financial year.  The section defines what should be included in the policy – i.e.:

 

(a) the new borrowings planned for the current financial year and the next 9 financial years; and

 

(b) the period over which the local government plans to repay existing and new borrowings.

 

Resolution No. SMB/07.2013/06

Moved Cr Schefe                                                          Seconded Cr Newman  

That the Debt Policy incorporated in Schedule J of the Budget material presented be adopted.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Mayor

 

 

Item Number:                                   3.7

File Number: D13/32602

Subject Heading:                          Adoption of Budget 2013/14 & Forward Estimates to 2022/23

Location:                                          N/a

Applicant:                                         N/a

Author and Officer’s Title:                Robert Loughnan, Mayor

Executive Summary: 

In accordance with Section 107A of the Local Government Act 2009, it was formally requested that Council adopt the budget material that was presented to Councillors on 17 July 2013, and any amendments that Council resolves to make.

 

Sections 169 to 171of the Local Government Regulation 2012 prescribe the requirements for the adoption of Council’s budget. The information that was presented complies with the disclosure requirements for the adoption of Council’s budget.

 

            1. Statement of Income & Expenditure (Schedule A)

            2. Statement of Financial Position (Schedule B)

            3. Statement of Changes in Equity (Schedule C)

            4. Cash Flow Statement (Schedule D)

            5. Measures of Financial Sustainability (Schedule E)

            6. Schedule of Capital Works and Funding Sources (Schedule H)

            7. Change in Rates and Utility Charges (Schedule G)

 

In addition to the legislative requirements for budget, a financial summary of each of Council’s funds/business units was provided in Schedule F.

 

National Competition Policy reform provisions contained in the Local Government Act 2009 (the Act) require Council’s nominated ‘business activities’ to apply the competitive neutrality principle to their operations.  Council this year will apply the Code of Competitive Conduct to its building certification and roads activity, as required by Section 47 of the Act and Section 39 of the Regulation 2012.  It is also intended that Council will conduct a full assessment of its business activities in 2013/14 to determine whether these activities are significant business activities and therefore Council should apply the requirements of the Local Government Act 2009 and the Local Government Regulation 2012.

 

Resolution No. SMB/07.2013/07

Moved Cr Chambers                                                     Seconded Cr Flynn  

 

That Council:

 

1.   Receive and note the change in rates and utility charges for 2013/14 (Schedule G).

 

2.   Receive and note the 2013/14 capital works program and funding sources (Schedule H).

 

3.   Receive and note the budget spreadsheets 2013/14 (including one-off expenditure, and projected carry-over projects) (Schedule M).

 

4.   Receive and note the measures of financial sustainability (Schedule E).

 

5.   Receive and note the financial summaries for Council’s funds/business units (Schedule F).

 

6.   Receive and note the budgeted financial statements and the long term financial forecast (Schedules A-D).

 

7.   Adopt the document titled “2013/14 Budget and Forward Estimates to 2022/23” incorporating all schedules.

 

8.   Apply the code of competitive conduct to the Business Certification Unit and Roads activity for 2013/14.

 

9.   Conduct a full assessment of its business activities in 2013/14 to determine whether these activities are significant business activities and therefore Council should apply the requirements of the Local Government Act 2009 and the Local Government Regulation 2012.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Mayor

 

 

Item Number:                                   3.8

File Number: D13/32554

Subject Heading:                          Draft Operational Plan 2013/14

Location:                                          N/a

Applicant:                                         N/a

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

Executive Summary: 

Under Section 104 of the Local Government Act 2009, Council’s financial management systems must incorporate an annual operational plan.  Under Section 174 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, a local government may adopt the annual operational plan for a financial year at the same time the local government adopts its budget for the financial year.

 

The Local Government may, by resolution, amend its annual operational plan at any time before the end of the financial year.

 

Discussion:

The Chief Executive Officer provided an overview of the new look Operational Plan, and tabled the schedule of Proposed Changes incorporating all feedback.   The Chief Executive Officer advised that whilst the Operational Plan is required for statutory purposes, there is a commitment to also use the expanded document as the organisation’s Work Program – a ‘living’ document to be the focus for work teams on a daily basis.    The plan will orientate the organisation towards outcomes and performance i.e. delivery of Council’s priorities.  It will build accountability for results and provide a framework for performance management.

 

Council congratulated all staff involved in creating the document.

 

Resolution No. SMB/07.2013/08

Moved Cr Price                                                             Seconded Cr Denton  

That Council:

 

1.   Receive and note the information included in the report.

 

2.   Adopt the draft Operational Plan for 2013/14, incorporating the tabled amendments.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 CLOSURE

 

There being no further business, the Mayor thanked Council for their attendance and declared the meeting closed at 9.38am.

                                 

 

These Minutes are to be confirmed at the next General Meeting of Council to be held on  14 August 2013 at Roma Administration Centre.

 

 

 

 

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Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  14 August 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  14 August 2013

Date: 30 July 2013

Item Number: 10.1

File Number: D13/33183

 

Subject Heading:                     Maranoa Regional Council's Attendance at the Surat Basin Energy & Mining Expo 19-20 June 2013

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                        

Location:                                          

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Ryan Gittins, Coordinator - Economic Development

 

Executive Summary: 

 

Ed Sims & Ryan Gittins represented the Maranoa Regional Council (MRC) together with Councillors Wasson & Price at the 2013 Surat Basin Energy & Mining Expo, held in Toowoomba on 19 – 20 June.

 

This was the third annual event is an opportunity for local governments and regional business and Industry to publicise the business opportunities of the Surat Basin.

 

MRC benefits from utilising this expo as a brand awareness activity, to educate the public about the Maranoa region and the major projects that are being undertaken here.  Many expo visitors were not aware of the Maranoa, and the fact that resource activities extend beyond the Western Downs Local Government Area.

 

The conversations that occurred at the expo helped to inform hundreds of attendees, many of whom were potential investors.   The expo is also a magnet for job seekers, and although the activity is not encouraged by the event organiser, it also attracts those who have products and services to sell to the delegates.

 

At a total annual investment of between $7K to $10K, the author wishes to inform the Council of the benefits of continuing to support this event and seeks Council’s endorsement for attendance at the 2014 Surat Basin Energy & Mining Expo.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation:

That Council:

A)  Endorses the post-event review contained within this report

B)  Approves attendance at the 2014 Surat Basin Energy and Mining Expo

 

 

 

Body of Report:

The third annual Surat Basin Energy & Mining Expo was held at the Toowoomba Showgrounds on 19 – 20 June 2013. Approximately 600 exhibitors from the resource & service sectors attended the event in order to showcase the economic growth and significant opportunities that have resulted from the industry activity in the Surat Basin.

Events such as the Surat Basin Energy & Mining Expo provide Council with a unique insight into the trends that exist in the regional and state economies.   The following graph has been produced using data from an automated scanning device that Council hired for the duration of the expo.  The device collects the details of the person scanned which has been provided when they registered to attend the expo. 

Our analysis is as follows.

Resource industry businesses and job seekers have accounted for the majority of attendees at previous expos, 2013 saw a reversal in this trend. As seen below, (excluding the “exhibitor” category) a large proportion of visitors to the Maranoa Regional Council stall were construction contractors, consultants and representatives from “other” industries. 

Please note that only 92 of the estimated 7000 visitors, and 600 delegates stopped to talk with us and allowed us to scan their registration tag. 

 

The site visitation statistics would indicate that the expo has attracted a greater proportion of the services sector than the mining sector, and as the services sector in the Maranoa contains significant weaknesses and is under represented, this is a possitive aspect of the expo for Council.  It should be noted that the major projects and players in the CSG sector do not exhibit at the expo, moreover they attend “incognito”, as interested observers. 

 

Throughout the course of the expo, Council representatives were approached by numerous businesses from south-east Queensland who offered goods and services of varying degrees of relevance.  Several businesses offered unique services or products that could potentially benefit Council operations, this information has been passed onto the relevant Council Officers.

 

The greatest benefit that Council received from attending this event was brand awareness: educating the public that the Maranoa is a part of the Surat Basin and that resource activities are not confined to the Toowoomba and Western Downs Local Government Areas.

 

Prior to visiting the MRC stall, many individuals were not aware of the following:

A)  Where the Maranoa is,

B)  What towns are in the Maranoa region,

C)  The major projects are occuring in this region, and

D)  The business opportunities that the Maranoa can provide.

 

Business executives and the broader population must first be aware of the current activity in the Maranoa before they will consider investing or living here.

 

The database of contacts (see TRIM Document: D13/33251) is too large to attach to this report, however these names will be added to our newsletter (Maranoa Economic Updates) distribution list and will be pushed relevant information as it comes to hand.

 

The exposure to some 600 delegates and estimated 7,000 visitors supports the investment by Council.  It is recommended that Council endorses this report and approves booking our attendance at the 2014 Surat Basin Energy and Mining Expo.  

 

Consultation (internal/external):

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

·    Cr Wasson

·    Cr Price

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

Nil

Policy Implications:

Nil

Financial Resource Implications:

Expenses associated with attendance at the 2014 expo has been included in economic development budget

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

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

Supporting Documentation:

Nil

Report authorised by:

Edward Sims, Manager - Major Projects, Economic Development & Tourism


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  14 August 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  14 August 2013

Date: 6 August 2013

Item Number: 10.2

File Number: D13/34387

 

Subject Heading:                     2014 Annual Show (Public) Holidays

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         N/a

Location:                                           N/a

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

 

Executive Summary: 

The Honourable Jarrod Bleijie MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice as Minister (the Minister), as responsible for the administration of the Holidays Act 1983 (the Act), has requested if Maranoa Regional Council is seeking for the Minister to appoint a day to be a special holiday within a specified such district as per section 4(1) of the Act.

 

Holidays of this nature, known as a Show Holiday, are usually appointed in respect of an annual agricultural, horticultural or industrial show and are officially deemed a Public Holiday.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That Council approve the making of written application, by the Chief Executive Officer to the Honourable Jarrod Bleijie MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice for Friday, 9 May 2014 as a Special Holiday for the Roma Agriculture Show and Tuesday, 13 May 2014 as a Special Holiday for the Mitchell Agriculture Show.

 

 

Body of Report:

The Honourable Jarrod Bleijie MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, (the Minister)  as the Minister responsible for the administration of the Holidays Act 1983 (the Act), has requested information from Maranoa Regional Council (Council) should Council be seeking for the Minister to appoint a day(s) to be a special holiday(s) within a specified district as per section 4(1) of the Act.

 

Holidays of this nature, known as a Show Holiday, are usually appointed in respect of an annual agricultural, horticultural or industrial show and are officially deemed a Public Holiday. As per section 4(2) of the Act the holiday is appointed pursuant to a letter, signed by the Chief Executive Officer from the Local Government, being received by the Minister.

 

The Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies has published its proposed 2014 Show Dates Calendar (see Attached). The 2014 Roma Agricultural Show is scheduled for 8, 9 and 10 May, with the 2014 Mitchell Agricultural Show scheduled for 12 and 13 of May. Traditionally Peoples Day, a Show Holiday, for the Roma Agricultural Show occurs on a Friday, with People’s Day for the Mitchell Agricultural Show occurring on a Tuesday.

 

Therefore if applied for and granted by the Minister, the Roma Show Holiday would be Friday, 9 May 2014 and the Mitchell Show Holiday would be Tuesday, 13 May 2014.

 

The Roma Show Holiday would cover businesses operating and persons residing or working in the area from the Eastern boundary of Maranoa Regional Council authority area, including the towns of Jackson, Yuleba, Wallumbilla, Roma, Hodgson and Muckadilla to the Northern boundary of the Maranoa Regional Council authority area, including the town of Injune and the area known as Bymount; South of Roma to the Southern boundary of the Maranoa Regional Council authority area including the township of Surat and the area East and South of Surat Township.

 

The Mitchell Show Holiday would cover businesses operating and persons residing or working West of Amby to the Western boundary of the Council authority area including the towns of Mitchell and Mungallala; South of Amby to the Southern boundary of the Council authority area including the area known as Dunkeld and North of Amby to the Northern boundary of the Council authority area.

Consultation (internal/external):

Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies’ (QCAS)

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

Application for a special holiday must be made in accordance with section 4 of the Holidays Act 1983.

Policy Implications:

Nil

Financial Resource Implications:

Wages for Public Holidays are budgeted for within wages on-costs.

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.1.2(a) To provide and develop contemporary and professional human resource practices and functions in an environment that promotes Equal Employment Opportunity principles and recognises all employees in a fair and respectful manner.

Supporting Documentation:

1View

Letter from Jarrod Bleijie MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice - Requests for Special Holidays (2014) information.

D13/33616

2View

Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies (QCAS) – 2014 Show Dates

D13/34393

 

Report authorised by:

Julie Reitano, Chief Executive Officer


Attachment 1

Letter from Jarrod Bleijie MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice - Requests for Special Holidays (2014) information.

 



Attachment 2

Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies (QCAS) – 2014 Show Dates

 



Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  14 August 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  14 August 2013

Date: 8 August 2013

Item Number: 10.3

File Number: D13/34969

 

Subject Heading:                     Review of Community Coordinators' Roles & Local Community Service Delivery Models

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         N/a

Location:                                           N/a

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

 

Executive Summary: 

 

In recent months, Council has considered a number of aspects of Community Development – including what the role entails, Community Capacity Building, the position’s names and numbers.   It was noted during those discussions that for months at a time, the region has been serviced with one position vacant at various locations, with the work covered by the remaining 4 Coordinators.     The results of the discussions, both formal and informal, have been incorporated into the Organisational Structure reflecting 4 Coordinators in the future.    Whilst work has been done internally as to how this might work on a permanent basis, communication hasn’t yet occurred with all of the communities, and no changes have yet been rolled out.  A number of  Councillors have also expressed some concerns that not all issues have been adequately considered as yet.

 

During a recent Council workshop, during detailed review of the draft Work Programs, Councillors deliberated at length on a range of issues affecting the smaller communities including but not limited to:

-     Tourism

-     Libraries

-     Galleries & Museums

-     Community Development / Coordination

-     Youth

 

The observation was made that each of the communities’ needs are quite different, and the question was posed that perhaps a ‘one size fits all’ approach is not meeting all needs.  Further that perhaps a more holistic/multi-dimensional consideration of all issues might be valuable at this juncture.    The matter has subsequently been discussed with the Executive Management Team, and the further observation made that there has not ever been consideration of what services are needed in the smaller communities and how best to provide them.

 

The timing to consider these issues is ideal as: 

-     The library consultation process has recently been undertaken and feedback has been received.

-     The CEO has been requested to meet with the Cobb & Co Museum Committee in relation to the future directions for the museum.

-     One of the Community Coordinators is moving out of the region, so it is already recognised that some change will occur as a matter of course.

-     Council has recently given budget approval for a Coordinator – Tourism, and this will provide a wonderful opportunity to consider how each of the local tourism units can leverage off each through complementing, regional coordination.

 

Given that there are a number of changes under consideration, it is timely to revisit the issues prior to any changes being implemented (be it libraries or community development/coordination or tourism).    This also provides a unique opportunity for meaningful community engagement within the context of each community – rather than consultation on individual issues.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That:

 

1.   As has occurred with other towns, the upcoming vacant role in Community Development (Community Coordination) be serviced by the 4 remaining Community Coordinators, until such time as Council can consider the local issues from a holistic community perspective.  

 

2.   The community (through Councillors) and staff (through the Chief Executive Officer) be engaged in relation to local community needs, and how best to shape Council’s resourcing by town. 

 

Body of Report:

Included in Executive Summary

Consultation (internal/external):

-     Councillors

-     Executive Management Team

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

Nil

Policy Implications:

There are two policy considerations:

-     Resourcing through the Organisational Structure

-     What services are required to be delivered in the smaller communities (e.g. Surat Cobb & Co Museum and Injune Visitor Information Centre)

Financial Resource Implications:

The budget has been framed based on 4 Coordinators, however depending on the outcome of the review process, the budget can be amended at any time.

 

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

 

   


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  14 August 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  14 August 2013

Date: 7 August 2013

Item Number: 11.1

File Number: D13/34628

 

Subject Heading:                     Roma CBD Regulated Parking

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                        

Location:                                           Roma

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Katrina Marsh, (Acting) Manager - Community Development

 

Executive Summary: 

On 24 July 2013, Council resolved in part to consider  the introduction of regulated ‘on street’ parking for the whole of the area identified as the ‘CBD’, with a maximum allowable parking period of three (3) hours.

 

Subsequently, further consultation has been done with the Roma CBD Advisory group and Council approval is now sought to implement regulated parking in the Roma CBD.

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That:

1.   Council approve the implementation of regulated parking (three hours Monday to Friday) in the Roma CBD in accordance with the Roma CBD Advisory Group’s recommendation as specified in attached map and subject to the completion of the Arthur St (Queensland Ambulance Service land) public carpark, and

2.   The appropriate Council officer (Manager – Facilities) undertake a review of Subordinate Local Law Number 5 (Parking) and amend where necessary for Council’s approval to support the implementation of regulated parking in the Roma CBD.

 

Body of Report:

On the 24 July 2013: council resolved:

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2013/24

 

That Council adopt the following recommendations put forward by the Roma CBD Advisory Committee:

1. That Council formally receive the minutes of each committee meeting on a monthly basis;

2. That the Committee submit to Council a listing of recommended changes to the Roma Placemaking Plan by 1 December 2013;

3. That all formal requests to Council be put forward on behalf of the Committee by representing Councillor Committee members for formal submission to full Council;

And;

That Council note the following recommendations with further investigations to be conducted by Council officers and the outcomes brought to Council at the earliest convenience:

4. Council place on hold the demolishing of the existing public toilets located on Arthur Street and consider for the existing block to remain operational, in addition to the new amenity block until 1 December 2013 and subject to further investigations in the interim;

5. Council consider the introduction of regulated ‘on street’ parking for the whole of the area identified as the ‘CBD,’ with a maximum allowable parking period of three (3) hours;

6. Council consider immediately introducing a 40km/hr speed limit for motorists travelling in the Roma CBD, with consultation to occur with Queensland Police Service.

 

After consultation with the Roma CBD Advisory group on 30 July 2013, the attached regulated parking map for the Roma CBD was endorsed.

 

To implement regulated parking in the Roma CBD, Council will need to amend and adopt Subordinate Local Law Number 5 (Parking). The Manager-Facilities has the responsibility for this area.

Consultation (internal/external):

Councilor O’Neil

Councilor Flynn

Tony Klein – Director Community & Commercial Services

Tanya Mansfield – Manager-Facilities

Gary Schefe – President - Commerce Roma

Roma CBD Advisory Group

 

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

Initially, implementation of regulated parking in the Roma CBD may generate some political risk. As part of the development/amendment of any local law, Council is required to undertake community consultation.

Policy Implications:

Nil

Financial Resource Implications:

Budget implications approximately $25 000 – Budgeted 2013/14.

 

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

Regulated Parking in Roma CBD Map

D13/34627

 

Report authorised by:

Tony Klein, Director - Community & Commercial Services


Attachment 1

Regulated Parking in Roma CBD Map

 

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  14 August 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  14 August 2013

Date: 23 July 2013

Item Number: 12.1

File Number: D13/31620

 

Subject Heading:                     Proposed Lease for Carpark - Land Adjacent to Roma Ambulance Service

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         N/a

Location:                                           Lot 2 on RP 64336, 81 Arthur Street, Roma

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Michael Parker, Director - Infrastructure Services (Acting)

 

Executive Summary: 

Council has previously considered this matter at its General Meeting held on 12 June, 2013.  The Council meeting resolution sought an amendment to the lease offer received from the Qld Ambulance Service (QAS) by the following:-

(a) Removal of the condition – Early termination by the Licensor with 12    months’ written notice of termination, and

(b) The condition relating to the “term” be amended to state – three (3)      years with one option for renewal for a further two years. 

 

This response was provided to the QAS by way of a letter dated 17 June, 2013.

 

A reply is now to hand.  QAS have advised of their agreement to the term amendment, but wish to retain the early termination clause.  The reason given is that they wish to be flexible in order to provide continued service to the community, and as such if an upgrade of the premises is required, use of the termination clause may be needed. 

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That Council accept the inclusion of the termination clause in the proposed lease agreement.

 

 

Body of Report:

Council has determined that additional vehicle parking for the public in the Roma C.B.D is a necessity.  Negotiations have been conducted with the QAS for a lease over vacant land owned by them, adjacent to the existing Ambulance Station.

Consultation (internal/external):

- Council

- Q.A.S. (Dept of Community Safety)

- Council Officers

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

Nil

Policy Implications:

Nil

Financial Resource Implications:

Allocation of $80,000 in 2013/14 financial year budget.

 

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

Queensland Government - Proposed lease of land for car parking purposes - 05/07/13

S13/10165

 

Report authorised by:

Julie Reitano, Chief Executive Officer


Attachment 1

Queensland Government - Proposed lease of land for car parking purposes - 05/07/13

 



Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  14 August 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  14 August 2013

Date: 29 July 2013

Item Number: 12.2

File Number: D13/32660

 

Subject Heading:                     Gravel and Alignment - Redford Road and Hoganthulla Road

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                        

Location:                                          

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Kylie Fleischfresser, Coordinator - Infrastructure Planning

 

Executive Summary: 

Council has received a letter requesting gravel pavement and reforming of several sections of Hoganthulla Road, formally Redford-Hoganthulla Road, and maintenance on Redford Road, formally Mungallala-Redford Road.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That Council consider this request in future budget deliberations

 

 

Body of Report:

Council has received a letter from Noel Chiconi requesting gravel and reforming of several sections of Hoganthulla Road, formally Redford-Hoganthulla Road, and maintenance on Redford Road, formally Mungallala-Redford Road. Hoganthulla Road has recently been endorsed by Council as a Local Road of Regional Significance.

Mr Chiconi stated that rain exceeding 5mm causes several main issues; the interruption of postal services, the inability to transport cattle or gain access to his residence. He also highlighted that the road experiences significant wear from forestry traffic.

 

Several members from Infrastructure Services met with Mr Chiconi and completed an inspection of Hoganthulla Road and Redford Road on 25 July 2013. Both roads require a heavy formation grade, the entire length of Hoganthulla Road and the unsealed sections of Redford Road. Mr Chiconi identified approximately 11.4km of Hoganthulla Road, for which he requested gravel pavement, a floodway and 2 bends to be improved.  

 


Capital Improvement

Hoganthulla Road

Priority

Chainage

Length

Description

3

Ch: 58.6-59.2

0.6km

Provision of gravel. Rise followed by immediate change in geometry, consider realignment in future major upgrade

4m Width, 150mm

1

Ch: 62.2-68.0

6.8km

Provision of gravel

4m Width, 150mm

2

Ch: 68.0-73.0

5km

Provision of gravel

4m Width, 150mm

 

The provision of gravel will decrease the instances of sliding, rutting and subsequent bogging, enabling the continuance of services and residential access. Total gravel pavement works required is approximately 11.4km over 3 sections. The properties that will benefit from this work are Taylors Plains and the Forestry Reserve. Realignment should be considered as part of any future major upgrade of this road in the applicable areas.  

 

Maintenance Request

Hoganthulla Road

Priority

Chainage

Length

Description

As per maintenance program

Ch: 00.0-87.856

87.856km

Heavy formation grade

Ch: 54.6

-

Installation of appropriate caution signage and lateral shift markers

Ch: 58.6-59.2

0.6km

Installation of appropriate caution signage

Ch: 62.7 

0.02km

Floodway maintenance and installation of appropriate caution signage

Redford Road

Priority

Chainage

Length

Description

As per maintenance program

Unsealed sections

61.57

Heavy formation grade

Various locations

-

Installation of appropriate caution signage

 

The Manager – Roads & Drainage North has advised that a heavy formation grade on both roads, as well as maintenance of floodways and the installation of appropriate cautionary signage shall be completed as a part of the maintenance program.


 

 Location

Hoganthulla Road

Road Details:

Length:

87.856

kilometres

 

 

 

Properties accessed:

 5

 

 

Traffic:

150 - 999 VPD

 

 

Class:

Rural Primary

 

 

Standards

Current:

Rural Access

 

Sealed Surface

-

m wide

 -

0.000

k

Gravel Pavement

0

m wide

 -

11.400

k

Formation

7

m wide

 -

11.400

k

Flood immunity

-

year ARI

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed:

Rural Primary

 

Sealed Surface

-

m wide

 -

0.000

k

Gravel Pavement

6

m wide

 -

11.400

k

Formation

8

m wide

 -

11.400

k

Flood immunity

5

year ARI

 

 

 

Associated Costs

Construction

Section 1

5.800

kilometres of

6

 m wide

Pavement

$90,000.00

  / km =

$522,000.00

1

 m wide

Formation

$13.20

  /m2 =

$76,560.00

Section 2

5.000

kilometres of

6

 m wide

Pavement

$90,000.00

  / km =

$450,000.00

1

Formation

$13.20

  / m2 =

$66,000.00

Section 3

0.600

kilometres of

6

 m wide

Pavement

$90,000.00

  / km =

$54,000.00

1

 m wide

Formation

$13.20

  / m2 =

 $      7,920.00

Total

$1,176,480.00

Whole of Life – 11.4km

Current:

Heavy and light maintenance grade

1 per 12 months

$25,946.40

pa

Capital renewal

$526.68

pa

Total

$26,473.08

pa

Proposed:

Heavy and light maintenance grade

1 per 18 months

$25,946.40

pa

Capital renewal

$10,861.92

pa

Total

$36,808.32

pa

Variation:

An annual increase of

$10,335.24

pa

Section 1Variation:

An annual increase of

$5,258.28

pa

Section 2 Variation:

An annual increase of

$4,533.00

pa

Section 3 Variation:

An annual increase of

$543.96

pa

 

Within the current road hierarchy classification, Hoganthulla Road is a Rural Primary road and as such the cost has been estimated using the adopted standard contained within that document. It should be noted however, that traffic count data from August 2006 shows AADT of 35 with 57% heavy vehicles giving it a weighted traffic volume of 86 vpd. This traffic volume results in a classification of Rural Access and a reduction in the proposed standard.

Consultation (internal/external):

Noel Kerr – Technical Officer – Engineering Services

Richard Hamilton - (Acting) Coordinator - Roads & Drainage South (Mitchell)

John Gwydir - Manager - Roads & Drainage South & Regional Plant & Workshops

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 $1,176,480.00 (for gravel) and an increase of $10,335.24 per annum in maintenance and renewal costs for capital upgrade of graveled sections only.

 

Heavy formation maintenance grade of the entire length as part of the maintenance program will cost approximately $144,962.40 for Hoganthulla Road and approximately $101,590.50 for the unsealed sections of Redford Road.

 

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

Chiconi Grazing

D13/34699

2View

Response Letter to Noel Chiconi Re: Various Roads Mungallala Area

D13/30109

3View

Road Inspection - Taylors Plains - Noel Chiconi

D13/34702

 

Report authorised by:

Kym Downey,  Manager - Infrastructure Planning & Design


Attachment 1

Chiconi Grazing

 





Attachment 2

Response Letter to Noel Chiconi Re: Various Roads Mungallala Area

 


Attachment 3

Road Inspection - Taylors Plains - Noel Chiconi

 



Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  14 August 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  14 August 2013

Date: 1 August 2013

Item Number: 12.3

File Number: D13/33578

 

Subject Heading:                     Application to Permanently Close Road - Crystal & Duke Streets, Roma

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         D.N.R.M. Roma

Location:                                           An area of about 1,980m2, being part of Crystal Street, Roma, abutting the eastern boundary of Lot 2 on RP 103599.

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Michael Parker, Director - Infrastructure Services (Acting)

 

Executive Summary: 

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines is seeking Council’s views and/or requirements in respect of an application to permanently close part of Crystal Street, Roma, abutting the eastern boundary of Lot 2 on RP 103599 and having an area of about 1,980m2.  The proposed use would be for access to a residence (Lot 2 on RP 103599) and private parking of their vehicles.

 

Council presently maintains an open stormwater drain in that area, continuing eastwards along Crystal Street, adjacent to the railway.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

As the area of land subject to the application to permanently close is required as part of the stormwater drainage network of Roma, that Council object to the application being approved.

 

 

Body of Report:

Applications to close roads, temporarily or permanently, can be made by owners of land adjoining the road.  Applications are made to the Department of Natural Resources and Mines, who then seek the views of the relevant local government, who have to respond within a certain timeframe.

Consultation (internal/external):

Manager Roads & Drainage – North, East & Central

 

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

If Council’s objection to the closure is not heeded, alternative stormwater drainage will have to be constructed within/under Duke Street.

Policy Implications:

The report seeks Council’s position with respect to this road closure, having regard to its impact on public assets.

Financial Resource Implications:

If Council’s objection to the closure is not heeded, an outlay in the region of $60,000 will be required for an alternative drainage system.

 

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

Map of Proposed Road Closure - Part of Crystal Street & Duke Street, Roma

D13/33577

 

Report authorised by:

Julie Reitano, Chief Executive Officer


Attachment 1

Map of Proposed Road Closure - Part of Crystal Street & Duke Street, Roma

 

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  14 August 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  14 August 2013

Date: 25 March 2013

Item Number: 13.1

File Number: D13/11535

 

Subject Heading:                     Application for Material Change of Use - "Accommodation Units" (4 Units) (File Ref: 2012/18263)

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Wildann Family Discretinary Trust C/- Precinct Urban Planning Pty Ltd, PO Box 3038, Toowoomba Village Fair QLD 4350

Location:                                           88 Chrystal Street, Roma QLD 4455 (Lot 2 on SP235495)

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

 

Executive Summary:  This application seeks a Development Permit for a Material Change of Use – Accommodation Units (4 units) on land at 88 Chrystal Street, Roma QLD 4455, described as Lot 2 on SP235495.

 

The proposed development is consistent with the Roma Town Planning Scheme 2006 including the DEOs and Urban Area Code.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation:  Council approve the application for a Material Change of Use for Accommodation Units (4 units) at 88 Chrystal Street, Roma QLD 4455 and described as Lot 2 on SP235495, 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) generally in accordance with development approval documents and (ii) strictly in accordance with those parts of the approved development which have been specified in detail by the Council or Referral Agency unless the Council or Referral Agency agrees in writing that those parts will be adequately complied with by amended specifications.

 

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

 

3.    Maintain the approved development being Material Change of Use (Accommodation Units – 4 dwelling units) generally in accordance with the approved plans, and subject to amendments in red:

 

Plan/Document number

Plan/Document name

Date

12-0504 WD-00 DA2

Existing Site/Locality Plan

06/08/2013

12-0504 WD-01 DA2

Proposed Site Plan

06/08/2013

12-0504 WD-02 DA2

Street Elevations & Section

06/08/2013

12-0504 WD-03 DA2

Unit 1&2 Plan & Elevations

06/08/2013

12-0504 WD-04 DA2

Unit 3 Plan & Elevations

06/08/2013

12-0504 WD-05 DA2

Unit 4 Plan & Elevations

06/08/2013

14810 No. 1 Rev B as amended

Stormwater Management Plan

25/10/2012

CMDG-R-041 Rev B

Residential Driveway Slab and Tracks

07/2011

D5

Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines – Stormwater Drainage Design D5 Design Guidelines

03/2012

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

 

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

 

5.    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.

 

6.    All works on or near roadways shall be adequately signed in accordance with the “Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices – Part 3, Works on Roads”.

 

7.    The developer is responsible for locating and protecting any Council and public utility services, infrastructure and assets that may be impacted on during construction of the development.  Any damage to existing infrastructure (kerb, road pavement, existing underground assets, etc) that is attributable to the progress of works on the site or vehicles associated with the development of the site shall be immediately rectified in accordance with the asset owners’ requirements and specifications and to the satisfaction of the asset owners’ representative(s).

 

8.    All works 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 CMDG, (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

 

Latest versions

 

9.    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.

 

Stormwater and Drainage

 

10.  Major and minor event stormwater drainage systems are to be provided for the development site in accordance with the Queensland Urban Drainage Manual (QUDM) (Volume 1 text, Volume 2 Design Charts), Australian Rainfall and Runoff (Volume 1 A guide to Flood Estimation) and CMDG – D5 Design Guidelines ‘Stormwater Drainage Design’.

 

11.  Stormwater run-off from roof and surface areas is to be controlled internally generally in accordance with the Stormwater Management Plan prepared by Reid Consulting Engineers dated 25/10/12, and piped to the back of the existing gully box in Chrystal Street adjacent to the site in accordance with a lawful point of discharge.

 

12.  Stormwater must 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.

 

13.  Adjoining properties and roads are to be protected from ponding or nuisance from stormwater as a result of the works.  Ensure the stormwater runoff from the site does not adversely impact on flooding or drainage (peak discharge and duration for all events up to the 100 year Average Recurrence Interval (ARI)) of properties that are upstream, downstream or adjacent to the site.

 

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

 

15.  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.

 

Erosion Control

 

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

 

17.  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.  Erosion and sediment controls shall be maintained at all times during the course of the project.  Should the proposed controls prove to be ineffective, the developer must install additional measures.

 

18.  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

 

19.  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.

 

20.  All buildings and associated building supports are to be located a minimum distance of 1.5 metres from the centre line of the sewer main traversing the south east corner of the lot. Any relaxation of this requirement will only be accepted with a written agreement from Council’s Utilities Manager.

 

21.  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.

 

22.  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).

 

23.  The development is to be connected to reticulated gas supply at no cost to Council.

 

24.  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).

 

25.  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 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.

 

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

 

27.  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.

 

Rubbish Collection

 

28.  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.

 

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

 

Access, Car parking and Manoeuvring

 

30.  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.

 

31.  Vehicle access from Feather Street to the development site is to be constructed with a width of 6 metres in accordance with drawing CMDG-R-042 Rev B - Commercial Driveway Slab Type A – Two Way Access, dated 07/2011.

 

32.  Vehicle access to the site 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.

 

33.  Vehicles entering and exiting the development site must be able to enter and leave in forward direction.  Reversing out of development site is not permitted.  Vehicle manoeuvres in this regard are to be totally contained within the development site boundaries.

 

34.  Vehicle access and manoeuvring areas are to comply with AS/NZS 2890.1:2004 Parking facilities Part 1: Off-street car parking.

 

35.  Parking bay configurations (width and lengths) are to be in accordance with AS/NZS 2890.1:2004 Parking Facilities Part 1: Off-Street Car Parking.

 

36.  Provide a total of six (6) car parking spaces on the site in accordance with the approved plans. 

 

37.  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. 

 

38.  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, (vi) the CMDG and (vii) 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.

 

Environmental

 

39.  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).

 

40.  The developer shall immediately clean up and satisfactorily remove any deposited construction material or silt runoff from the development site.

 

Landscaping and Fencing

 

41.  Landscaping must be provided in accordance with the approved plan, 12-0504 WD-01 DA2 ‘Proposed Site Plan’, dated 06/08/2013.

 

42.  Ground covers should fully cover vegetated areas within one year of planting.

 

43.  Site landscaping must be planted prior to commencement of the use.

 

44.  Site landscaping must not interfere with electrical infrastructure nor restrict maintenance access to any onsite infrastructure, public utility or easement.

 

45.  A 1.8 metre high acoustic fence must be provided along the full length of the side (eastern and southern) boundaries of the site, in accordance with approved plan 12-0504 WD-01 DA2 ‘Proposed Site Plan’, dated 06 August 2013.  The acoustic fence must be constructed of a material with a minimum surface density of 12kg/m2 and must be continuous and gap free.

 

Avoiding Nuisance

 

46.  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.

 

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

 

48.  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.

 

49.  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.

 

50.  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.

 

51.  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.

 

52.  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

 

53.  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

 

54.  Maintain the frontage setbacks as per the approved plans and ensure a minimum setback of 3.0 metres is provided between the outermost protrusions of the approved development and the southern and eastern side boundaries of the site, in accordance with the approved plan 12-0504 WD-01 DA2  ‘Proposed Site Plan’, dated 06/08/2013. 

 

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

 

56.  The developer is to notify Council upon commencement of the approved use.

 

Infrastructure Contributions

 

57.  The adopted infrastructure charge, accordance with Council’s adopted Priority Infrastructure Plan of $39,000-00 is payable to the Maranoa Regional Council. The stated charge is to be paid prior to commencement of construction.

 

No Cost to Council

 

58.  The developer is responsible for meeting all costs associated with the approved development, including costs of easement preparation and registration, and document lodgement, unless there is specific agreement by other parties, including the Council, to meeting those costs.

 

59.  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.

 

60.  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.

 

 

Body of Report:

Refer to Attachment 1.

Consultation (internal/external):

External consultation has been undertaken as required under SPA.  Engineering comment sought internally

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

D13/11551

2View

Development Plans

D13/34863

3View

Stormwater Plan

D13/11552

4View

DTMR Conditions

D12/29749

5View

Adopted Infrastructure Charges Notice

D13/11565

 

 

  


Attachment 1

Body of Report

 

 

1.0       Background information

 

The proposed development is for Accommodation Units, including four detached dwelling units on the site.

 

Each unit will consist of two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a living and kitchen area.  Each unit is freestanding, and has a maximum height of 5.2 metres and one storey.  A separate carport and barbeque area also proposed on the site.  The proposed development will have a maximum Gross Floor Area (GFA) of 232.84 square metres, and a site cover of 313.14 square metres, or 32.5% of the site area.

 

The site adjoins four Accommodation Units to the east and a single dwelling to the south.  A minimum setback of 3.0 metres to the side boundaries of the site will be conditioned, to ensure the amenity and privacy to these adjoining uses is adequately protected.

 

Each unit will be provided with one car parking space within a communal covered carport, with the proposed development providing four resident car parking spaces in total.  Two visitor parking spaces are also proposed, totalling six on-site car parking spaces.

 

Motor vehicle access to the site will be obtained via a new crossover from Feather Street. Adequate manoeuvring is provided for ingress and egress from the carport, visitor spaces and the site entrance.

 

Landscaping is proposed along the Feather and Chrystal Street frontages of the site, and adjacent to the visitor parking areas.  The landscaping will enhance the visual amenity of the development from the street and adjoining sites, and assist in screening the development.  A 1.8 metre high acoustic fence will also be conditioned along both side boundaries to minimise potential noise emissions to adjoining uses.

 

The site is adjacent to an existing rail corridor to the north, on the other side of Chrystal Street.  Potential adverse noise impacts to the proposed development are considered to be minimal, as the site is set back approximately 40 metres from the railway line, and the corridor is an infrequently used freight route. 

 

A Council sewer line traverses the south-eastern corner of the site.  Conditions of approval will require a minimum setback of 1.5 metres from the pipe to ensure the safe operation of this infrastructure.

 

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) were a Concurrence Agency for the proposed development.  They have set conditions for the development, which are contained in Attachment 4.

 


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 Roma Town 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 site is situated at 88 Chrystal Street, Roma QLD 4455 and described as Lot 2 on SP235495 (refer Figure 1 - Locality Plan).

 

Figure 1 - Locality Plan                                                                                                      Source: Whereis (2013)

 

The site is situated in the Residential Zone of the Town Area in the Roma Town Planning Scheme 2006 (refer Figure 2 - Zoning).

Figure 2 - Zoning                                                                 Source: Roma Town Planning Scheme 2006

The site currently contains a single dwelling, which is to be demolished prior to construction.  The site is adjoined to the east by a four dwelling Accommodation Units development, and to the south by a single dwelling.  The site is bounded by Chrystal Street to the north and Feather Street to the west (refer Figure 3 - Aerial Photograph).

Figure 3 - Aerial Photograph                                                                                                            Source: Google 2013

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Figure 4 – Photo showing dwelling adjoining the southern boundary.

 

 

 

3.0       Assessment against the planning scheme

Impact assessment

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

(a)  the State planning regulatory provisions;

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

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

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

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

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

(e)  any applicable codes in the following instruments—

(i)   a structure plan;

(ii)  a master plan;

(iii) a temporary local planning instrument;

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

(v)  a planning scheme;

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

 

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

 

Public Notification was carried out from 6 November 2013- 27 November 2012.  No submissions were received during this period.

 

Proposed use is in conflict with planning scheme

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

 

Desired Environmental Outcome

The Desired Environmental Outcomes (DEOs) are based on ecological sustainability established by IPA and 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 subject site is located in a residential area and contains minimal vegetation and no features of environmental significance.  The proposed development will not 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 proposed development will not adversely impact on water or air quality nor adversely impact on the biodiversity of the area.   

 

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

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

 

(b)  Economic

(i)   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 in a residential area 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 proposed development is for residential development within close proximity to the Town CBD.

 

(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 proposed development is for residential development in an established residential area and will not adversely impact on the promotion of tourism.

 

(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 proposed development is for residential development within an established residential area and will not adversely impact on industry, business and employment opportunities. 

 

(c)  Community Well-Being & Lifestyle

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

 

The proposed development is located within an established residential area, and will be connected to reticulated water, sewer, gas and electrical infrastructure. 

 

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

 

The proposed development will gain access from Feather Street, via a new crossover to the street.  The site is set back approximately 40 metres from the railway corridor across Chrystal Street, and will not encroach on any established infrastructure networks.  DTMR were a Concurrence Agency for the application and have imposed a number of conditions for approval. 

 

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

 

The proposed Accommodation Units will be located within an established residential area.   Appropriate setbacks and landscaping to the boundaries of the site will ensure the residential amenity of the area is maintained.  In particular, 3.0 metre setbacks to the side boundaries of the site will be conditioned to ensure the amenity and privacy of the adjoining uses are protected.

 

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

 

The site is not subject to natural or other hazards. 

 

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

 

The proposal is for Accommodation Units for four dwelling units, and will increase the range of housing types available to the community.

 

(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 a residential area.  The proposed development will minimise adverse impacts to surrounding residential uses through landscaping and acoustic fencing at the side and rear boundaries, sufficient manoeuvring on the site for vehicles and control of lighting emissions.

 

Overall Outcomes for Urban Area Code

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

 

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

 

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

 

(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 Accommodation Units and will be located in an established residential area.  The proposal will not compromise the location of business and commercial development within the Commercial Zone.

 

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

 

The proposed development is for Accommodation Units for four units in separate buildings.  The proposed buildings are limited to a single storey and 5.2 metres in height and will be screened from Chrystal and Feather Streets and adjoining residences by screen fencing and landscaping along the boundaries.  The scale of the development and the proposed screening will ensure retention of the residential character and amenity of both the streetscape and the wider Urban Area.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The site is located in an established residential area and is not mapped as containing Good Quality Agricultural Land (GQAL).  The proposed Accommodation Units will therefore not result in fragmentation or reduction of GQAL.

 

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

 

The proposed development incorporates a landscaping buffer along the front boundaries of the site.  The site is adjacent to an existing rail corridor to the north, on the other side of Chrystal Street.  Potential adverse noise impacts to the proposed development are considered to be minimal, as the site is set back approximately 40 metres from the railway line, and the corridor is a freight route.  DTMR were a referral agency for the application and have set conditions for the development.

 

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

 

The proposed development is for Accommodation Units and comprises four dwelling units.  The proposed development will increase the range of housing types available to residents in Roma and is located in close proximity to community services and facilities in the town centre.  The proposed development will maintain a safe and pleasant living environment both in the immediate surrounds and the wider area, by providing sufficient on-site car parking, screen fencing and landscaping.

 

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

 

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

 

The proposal is located in a well 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).

 

The proposal is not for industrial development.

 

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

 

The proposal is not for industrial development.

 

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

 

The proposed development is for Accommodation Units in the Residential Zone, and will not adversely impact on provision of small scale 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 Accommodation Units in the Residential Zone.

 

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

 

Urban Area Code

 

Performance Criteria

Assessment responses

(i)   A. For all the Town Zone

1. Infrastructure

PC 1 Electricity

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

The proposed development is in a well 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 in a well established urban area and is provided with water supply.  Each unit will be provided with a 5,000L capacity rainwater tank for roof water runoff and reuse for non-potable uses.

PC 3 Effluent Disposal

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

The proposed development is in a well 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”.  A Stormwater Management Plan for the development has been prepared by Reid Consulting Engineers, and proposes all runoff be discharged to Chrystal Street.  Conditions will specify that this discharge is to be to the existing box gully at the street frontage, rather than to the kerb and channel. 

PC 5 Vehicle Access

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

The proposed development will gain access via a new crossover from Feather Street. 

PC 6 Density

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

N/A – The proposed development is not for a Dwelling House.

 

PC 7 Parking and Manoeuvring

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

The proposed development includes a total of six car parking spaces, in compliance with the requirements of Schedule 2: Standards for roads, car parking, access and manoeuvring areas in the Roma Town Planning Scheme.

PC 8 Roads

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

The proposed driveway will be developed to a standard that provides for all weather road access between the premises and 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 will not gain access from a State Controlled Road.   

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.

The proposed development is within 40 metres of the Warrego Highway, which is located to the east of the site.  The site is separated from the highway by another residential allotment and motel.  The proposed development will not adversely impact on the safety and efficient use of the highway.  DTMR were a referral agency for the application and have set conditions for the development (refer to Attachment 4).

PC 11 Noise Sensitive Development

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

The proposed development is located within an established residential area, which is well protected from road traffic noise levels and has a high level of residential amenity.  Landscaping and acoustic fencing along the boundaries of the site will further mitigate any potential road traffic noise impacts, particularly from the Warrego Highway to the east.

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.

N/A - 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 operation space.

N/A - 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 subject site is within an established residential area and is not located within 100 metres of gas or oil pipeline corridors.

A Council sewer line traverses the south-eastern corner of the site, however the proposed 1.5 metre building setback from the pipe is considered to be sufficient to ensure the safe operation of this infrastructure.

PC 15 Refuse Tips and Effluent Treatment Plants

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

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

PC 16 Rail Corridors

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

 

The site is adjacent to an existing rail corridor to the north, on the other side of Chrystal Street.  Potential adverse noise impacts to the proposed development are considered to be minimal, as the site is set back approximately 40 metres from the railway line, and the corridor is an infrequently used freight route. 

PC 17 Noise Attenuation

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

2. Environment

PC 18 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 19 Protected Areas

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

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

PC 20 Flooding

Premises are designed and located so as:

(a) not to adversely impacted upon by flooding;

(b) to protect life and property; and

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

The site is not mapped as being affected by a 1 in 100 year flooding event.

 

PC 21 Air Emissions

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

The proposal is for residential development will not cause environmental harm or nuisance from air emissions.

PC 22 Noise Emissions

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

The proposed development is for Accommodation Units and is expected to generate negligible noise emissions.  A 1.8 metre high acoustic fence will be required to be constructed along the eastern and southern side boundaries of the site to further reduce potential noise impacts on adjoining dwellings.  This will be conditioned as part of the application. 

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.

A Stormwater Management Plan for the development has been prepared by Reid Consulting Engineers.  A 5,000L rainwater tank will be provided for each unit, for roofwater runoff and reuse for non-potable uses.  Site stormwater runoff is to be drained to a lawful point of discharge at Chrystal Street.  Conditions will require the runoff to be directed to the existing stormwater inlet/box gully at the Chrystal Street frontage, rather than to the kerb and channel.

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.

N/A – The proposal does not involve excavation or filling. 

PC 25 Construction Activities

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

Conditions will require erosion control and silt collection measures be implemented during construction to ensure protection of environmental values.

PC 26 Bushfire Hazard Area

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

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

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

N/A - The development site is not mapped as containing 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.

N/A – The site is not in proximity to buildings identified as heritage or character buildings.

PC 20 Cultural Heritage

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

The site is not in proximity to known places of indigenous and/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 will have a maximum height of one storey and 5.2 metres.

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.

The proposed development will have a site cover of 313.14 square metres, or 32.5% of the site area. 

 

The proposed units will be set back from the frontages of the site by a minimum of 6.0 metres, which is within 15% of the existing setback of the properties adjoining the site to the south and east.

A minimum 3.0 metre setback between the outermost protrusion of the buildings, to the southern and eastern side boundaries, will be conditioned to ensure an acceptable level of amenity and privacy is maintained to the adjoining House to the south and Accommodation Units to the east.

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.

The proposed development maintains sufficient setbacks to the side and front boundaries of the site, with acoustic fencing and landscaping incorporated to further enhance screening and privacy to the street and adjoining sites.  Each unit is provided with open space and will maintain separation between buildings of a minimum 0.9 metres.  Each building will be limited to a maximum height of 5.2 metres and one storey to ensure sunlight and ventilation to the proposed development and to adjoining uses is not adversely affected.

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 will be provided at the frontages of the site and between the side boundaries and visitor car parking spaces, to screen the development from adjoining uses and maintain the visual amenity of the site. 

b) Residential Development - Outbuildings

PC 33 Residential Outbuildings

Residential amenity is to be maintained.

N/A – The proposed development incorporates a four bay carport located centrally within the site.  The carport is appropriately setback from site boundaries.

For Non Residential Activities located in the Residential Zone.

PC 34 - 36

 

N/A – The proposed development is for Accommodation Units, which is a residential activity.

i. C. For the Commercial Zone

PC 37-46

N/A – The subject site is located within the Residential Zone.

ii.            D. For the Industrial Zone

PC 47-55

N/A – The subject site is located within the Residential Zone.

iii.           E. For the Open Space and Recreation Zone

PC 56-62

N/A – The subject site is located within the Residential Zone.

F. For the Rural Residential Zone

PC 63-64

N/A – The subject site is located within the Residential Zone.

G. For the Special Uses Zone

PC 65-67

N/A – The subject site is located within the Residential Zone.

G.  H. Specific Land Uses

PC 68-70 - Caretaker’s Residence

N/A – The proposed development is for Accommodation Units.

PC 71-74 - Community Use

N/A – The proposed development is for Accommodation Units.

PC 75-77 - Home Based Business

N/A – The proposed development is for Accommodation Units.

PC78-81 - Host Home Accommodation

N/A – The proposed development is for Accommodation Units.

PC 82 - Service Station

N/A – The proposed development is for Accommodation Units.

PC 83 - Telecommunication Facility 

N/A – The proposed development is for Accommodation Units.

 

Submissions

 

No submissions were lodged to Council during the public notification period. 

 

Other assessment issues

The decision making period for the application was placed on hold at the request of the applicant to allow issues with the proposed building siting to be addressed.  Revised development plans were submitted to Council on 6 August 2013. 

 

Subsequent approvals for Building Works and Plumbing Works will be required.

 

The Department of Transport and Main Roads response dated 18 September 2012 outlines conditions for the development (refer to Attachment 4).


Attachment 2

Development Plans

 







Attachment 3

Stormwater Plan

 


Attachment 4

DTMR Conditions

 








Attachment 5

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 2012/18263 for a Material Change of Use - Accommodation Units (4 dwelling units) situated at 88 Chrystal Street, Roma QLD 4455, described as Lot 2 on SP235495.

 

(a)       The amount of the charge:

 

$39,000.00 is payable as infrastructure charges.

 

This is based on an adopted charge of $15,000.00 per 2 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 (4 dwelling units) situated at 88 Chrystal Street, Roma QLD 4455, described as Lot 2 on SP235495.

 

(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 -  14 August 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  14 August 2013

Date: 22 July 2013

Item Number: 13.2

File Number: D13/31372

 

Subject Heading:                     Registered Trademark Renewal - Renewal Notice

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Patent & Trademark Organisation LLC

Location:                                          

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Josephine Horsfall, Coordinator - Property & Legal

 

Executive Summary: 

A renewal notice has been received from Patent & Trademark Organisation LLC for Registered Trademark No. 1018370, issued to Booringa Shire Council with the renewal date of 2 September 2013. Council’s decision is required on whether to renew this registered trademark for a further ten (10) years.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That as the registered trade mark has not been used in the last five (5) year period that Council does not renew the Registered Trademark No.1018370 being “Bushstock”.

 

 

Body of Report:

Patent & Trademark Organisation LLC has issued a renewal notice for the Registered Trademark No.1018370 which is due for renewal process beginning 2 September 2013. This registered Trademark belongs to owner Booringa Shire Council as “Bushstock”.

 

This trademark was first registered to the Booringa Shire Council on 2 September 2004 for a ten(10) year period and covers Goods and Services  Class 41 – Cultural and entertainment services including the organisation, presentation, promotion and provision of country music festivals and related activities.

 

The former Booringa Shire Council’s intention for this registered trademark was for a regular youth music festival but the festival was discontinued.

 

The fee for renewal of the registration of the trademark for another ten (10) years is $1485.00 GST exempt.

Consultation (internal/external):

Tanya Mansfield - Manager Facilities

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

Non renewal will mean the trademark will no longer have the benefit of any rights arising from registration.

Policy Implications:

Nil

Financial Resource Implications:

The fee for renewal of the registration for a further ten (10) year period is $1485.00 GST exempt.

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

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

Supporting Documentation:

1View

Patent & Trademark Organisation LLC Reminder Notice for Trademark No.1018370 'Bushstock'

S13/10403

 

Report authorised by:

Tanya Mansfield, Manager-Facilities


Attachment 1

Patent & Trademark Organisation LLC Reminder Notice for Trademark No.1018370 'Bushstock'

 


Attachment 1

Patent & Trademark Organisation LLC Reminder Notice for Trademark No.1018370 'Bushstock'

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  14 August 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  14 August 2013

Date: 25 July 2013

Item Number: 13.3

File Number: D13/32122

 

Subject Heading:                     Ergon Energy Substation Expansion Mitchell

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Ergon Energy

Location:                                           St George Road Mitchell

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

 

Executive Summary: 

Ergon Energy have advised Council that they plan to upgrade the power supply into Mitchell via installation of a 66kv corridor and development of a new electricity substation, adjacent to the existing substation, on the St. George Road.  Ergon Energy are seeking to purchase land from Council to allow the expansion and also request feedback on the proposed location of the line corridor.

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That Council:-

1.   Offer Lot 1 on CP861824 at the Mitchell Industrial Estate for sale to Ergon Energy for $28,000;

2.   Advise Ergon Energy that when traversing Lot 127 on SP203119 that it is the preferred option that the line cross between the existing canteen building and yards;

3.   That the line be relocated off Lot 2 on DUB5333 and onto the road reserve on the condition that the alignment of the powerlines (including installation of guy wires and stays) needs to be a minimum of 10 - 12.5 metres from the existing centre line of the road. 

 

 

Body of Report:

Ergon Energy have advised Council that they plan to upgrade the power supply into Mitchell via installation of a 66kv corridor and development of a new electricity substation, adjacent to the existing substation, on the St. George Road.

 

Council owns a parcel of freehold land being Lot 1 on CP861824 which is located adjacent to the existing Ergon Energy Substation.  Ergon Energy have formally expressed interest in purchasing this lot for the purpose of a substation development and have indicated that it is above the modelled Q100 and Q200 flood heights and as such would be suitable for this purpose.

 

Traditionally, at the time the Mitchell Industrial Estate was developed, Booringa Shire Council had created and retained this lot with the view that it would eventually be required to facilitate expansion of the substation.  

 

Under s236(1)(b) of the Local Government Regulation 2012 (Qld) Council can dispose of a valuable non-current asset other than by tender or auction if the valuable non-current asset is disposed of to a government agency.  As such, Council can sell the land to Ergon Energy without going through the Auction/Tender process provided that the land is sold at equal to or above market value. 

 

Taylor Byrne Valuers have provided Council with an independent market value of $28,000 for the land.  A copy of the valuation is attached for Councillor’s information.

 

Ergon Energy have also commenced negotiations with another adjacent landholder to ensure there is sufficient land available for the proposed substation development.

 

In addition to developing a new substation, Ergon Energy will establish a new dual circuit 66kV corridor, which will supply power to the new substation. The preferred corridor option tees off near the existing pony club/former sale yards area and generally heads south towards Piggery Lane. From that point, the corridor heads west to the proposed substation development.

 

Ergon Energy is seeking Council’s feedback on the corridor plan.  The attached map shows the existing line in blue and the proposed line in green.  Where the new line traverses the old saleyards site/pony club grounds (Lot 127 on SP203119/freehold land owned by Council), Ergon Energy seeks Council’s thoughts on the new line passing between the old cattle selling yards and the canteen.  Currently the line passes very close to the canteen building.  It is recommended that Council request Ergon Energy relocate the line to cross between the canteen building and the yards.

 

Feedback is also sought to relocating the line from where it crosses Council freehold land (Lot 2 on DUB5333) fronting Piggery Lane.  After consultation with Council’s Manager of Infrastructure Planning and Design Kym Downey, it is recommended that Council request Ergon Energy to move the powerline onto the road reserve on the condition that the alignment of the powerlines (including installation of guy wires and stays) needs to be a minimum of 10 - 12.5 metres from the existing centreline of the road.  The road reserve shows as being about 30 metres wide.  This will ensure construction of the powerline doesn't interfere with any future upgrade of the existing road. 

 

Consultation (internal/external):

Warren Williams, Project Manager Ergon Energy

Tony Cowley, Land Coordinator Ergon Energy

John Gwydir, Manager - Roads & Drainage South & Regional Plant & Workshops

Kym Downey, Manager – Infrastructure Planning & Design     

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

Risk has been minimized by ensuring legislative compliance and completing consultation within relevant Council work areas.

Policy Implications:

Nil.  This proposed sale is in accordance with the Local Government Act 2009.

Financial Resource Implications:

Sale of the land will result in $28,000 in revenue to Council, plus ongoing revenue through payment of rates.

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

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

Supporting Documentation:

1View

Market Valuation - Taylor Byrnes

D13/33261

2View

Ergon Energy - 66kv line map

D13/33040

 

Report authorised by:

Robert Hayward, Director- Development, Facilities & Environmental Services


Attachment 1

Market Valuation - Taylor Byrnes

 


























Attachment 2

Ergon Energy - 66kv line map

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  14 August 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  14 August 2013

Date: 30 July 2013

Item Number: 13.4

File Number: D13/33128

 

Subject Heading:                     Renewal of Term Lease 221323

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Location:                                           Over Lot 4 on EG99, Parish of Glenmorgan, for Camping,Water and Road Reserve - RES 6100

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Josephine Horsfall, Coordinator - Property & Legal

 

Executive Summary: 

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines seeks Council’s views on an Application for Renewal of Term Lease 221323, being Lot 4 on EG99, Camping Water and Road Reserve – RES 6100.

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That Council advise the Department of Natural Resources and Mines that the reserve is still required for its gazetted purpose and Council has no objection to the application for renewal of term lease 221323 over Lot 4 on EG99, Camping Water and Road Reserve – RES 6100.

 

Body of Report:

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines has received an application for renewal of Term Lease 221323 over Lot 4 on EG99, Camping Water and Road Reserve – RES 6100.

 

In accordance with usual practice, the Department of Natural Resources and Mines is seeking Council’s views or requirements including any local non-indigenous cultural heritage values or if a different form of tenure may be considered a more appropriate tenure that the department should consider when assessing the application.

 

Additionally the Department of Natural Resources and Mines seeks information of any travelling stock permits (numbers of travelling stock) that Council has issued over the Reserve in the past 20 years which will allow the Department to assess the most appropriate use of the reserve.

 

Discussions have been held with Council’s Manager of Environment who has indicated that she has no objections to the reissue of a Term lease over this land.

Located on the main route it is used to walk stock into Western Downs. Approximately ten thousand (10,000) head of cattle used this route in the past five (5) years.

Consultation (internal/external):

Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Kay Crosby - Manager Environmental Services

Tanya Mansfield - Manager Facilities

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

Nil financial risk as the Department of Natural Resources & Mines incur the costs involved with lease preparation

Policy Implications:

Nil

Financial Resource Implications:

Nil

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

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

Supporting Documentation:

1View

Application for Renewal of Term Lease 221323, being Lot 4 on EG99 Camping Water and Road reserve - RES 6100

S13/10451

 

Report authorised by:

Tanya Mansfield, Manager-Facilities


Attachment 1

Application for Renewal of Term Lease 221323, being Lot 4 on EG99 Camping Water and Road reserve - RES 6100

 




Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  14 August 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  14 August 2013

Date: 30 July 2013

Item Number: 13.5

File Number: D13/33133

 

Subject Heading:                     Great Artesian Spa Refurbishment

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                        

Location:                                          

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Amanda Schneekloth, Coordinator - Council Buildings & Structures

 

Executive Summary: 

Council received funding of $110,000 from the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism T-QUAL program to refurbish the Great Artesian Spa in Mitchell. The project has been completed with the official opening of the revamped complex taking place on Thursday 1st August.  The purpose of this report is to provide evidence of the project findings to Council, as required under the funding guidelines.

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That Council receive the final report on the Great Artesian Spa refurbishment project.

 

 

Body of Report:

Council received a grant from the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism under the TQUAL program in 2011, to refurbish both spa pools and supporting infrastructure at the Great Artesian Spa.

 

T-QUAL Grants –Tourism Quality Projects is a highly competitive, merit-based grants program that aims to stimulate growth in the Australian tourism industry.

 

This project had three major milestones and Council’s performance in meeting the milestones is detailed below:-

 

MILESTONE

ACTIVITIES COMPLETED FOR THE MILESTONE

Milestone 1

Payment Triggered - $22,000

 

Risk Plan and Community Consultation Plan developed and implementation commenced.

Tender process commenced and completed.

Recommendations made to Councillors at 26 April 2012 Council Meeting.

Contractor/Consultant Engaged.

Milestone 2

Payment Triggered - $66,000

Pool shell preparation, pipe work and testing and spa amenities upgrade.

Pool sealing and waterproofing.

New filtration plant supplied and installed.

Electrical and plant room works;

Auto top up system supplied and installed.

Resurfacing completed.

Repainting

Milestone 3

Payment Triggered – $10,000 Payable August 2013

Pool refilled and commissioned.

 

 

Unfortunately due to the flooding events and staff turnover, the project timeframe was extended by more than twelve months. TQUAL took these events into consideration and agreed to Council submitting the Milestone 2 and 3 reports by June of this year.

 

The original amount of the 50/50 grant applied for was $110,000, however due to the project coming in under budget; the total payable by T-QUAL was approximately $98,000.

The first payment of $22,000 was paid at Milestone 1, $66,000 on Milestone 2 and the remainder payable in August 2013.

 

The spa pools are recognized as an iconic tourist attraction in the Maranoa Region.  The rejuvenation of the spa has provided a positive note for the town and wider district, still recovering from the 2012 floods.  Since reopening, the spa is attracting visitors in increasing numbers, which is proving beneficial to the local economy. 

 

Consultation (internal/external):

Rob Hayward, Director - Development, Facilities & Environmental Services, Planning & Environment

Tanya Mansfield, Manager - Facilities

Neil Heyer, Specialist - Minor Building Projects & Inspections

Sue Sands, Coordinator - Grants (Council & Community)

Pool Link – John McMahon (Contractor who refurbished Spa pools)

Rob Cornish Electrical

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

This report is a requirement of the funding contract and as such mitigates Council’s risk which would result from the funding guidelines not being met.

Policy Implications:

This is a requirement of the funding contract and will have no impact on Council policy.

Financial Resource Implications:

Total Project Cost $197,640.  Funding received - $98,000.

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

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

Supporting Documentation:

Nil

Report authorised by:

Tanya Mansfield, Manager-Facilities

Robert Hayward, Director- Development, Facilities & Environmental Services


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  14 August 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  14 August 2013

Date: 30 July 2013

Item Number: 13.6

File Number: D13/33153

 

Subject Heading:                     Renewal of Term Lease 221101, being Lot 6 on WV968 Camping and Water Reserve - RES 6115

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Location:                                           Lot 6 on WV968 Camping and Water Reserve - RES 6115, Parish of Glenmorgan.

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Josephine Horsfall, Coordinator - Property & Legal

 

Executive Summary: 

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines seeks Council’s views on an Application for Renewal of Term Lease 221101, being Lot 6 on WV968, Camping and Water Reserve – RES 6115.

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That Council advise the Department of Natural Resources and Mines that the reserve is still required for its gazetted purpose and Council has no objection to the application for renewal of term lease 221101 over Lot 6 on WV968, Camping and Water Reserve – RES 6115.

 

Body of Report:

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines has received an application for renewal of Term Lease 221101 over Lot 6 on WV968, Camping and Water Reserve – RES 6100.

 

In accordance with usual practice, the Department of Natural Resources and Mines is seeking Council’s views or requirements including any local non-indigenous cultural heritage values or if a different form of tenure may be considered a more appropriate tenure that the department should consider when assessing the application.

 

Additionally the Department of Natural Resources and Mines seeks information of any travelling stock permits (numbers of travelling stock) that Council has issued over the Reserve in the past 20 years which will allow the Department to assess the most appropriate use of the reserve.

 

Discussions have been held with Council’s Manager of Environment who has indicated that she has no objections to the reissue of a Term lease over this land.

Consultation (internal/external):

Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Kay Crosby - Manager Environmental Services

Tanya Mansfield - Manager Facilities

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

Nil financial risk as the Department of Natural Resources & Mines incur the costs involved with lease preparation

Policy Implications:

Nil

Financial Resource Implications:

Nil

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

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

Supporting Documentation:

1View

Application for Renewal of Term Lease 221101, Lot 6 on WV968 Camping and Water Reserve - RES 6115.

S13/10452

 

Report authorised by:

Tanya Mansfield, Manager-Facilities


Attachment 1

Application for Renewal of Term Lease 221101, Lot 6 on WV968 Camping and Water Reserve - RES 6115.

 




Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  14 August 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  14 August 2013

Date: 30 July 2013

Item Number: 13.7

File Number: D13/33158

 

Subject Heading:                     Renewal of Special Lease 36/53169, being Lot 29 on M51396 Camping Reserve - RES 5294

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Location:                                           Lot 29 on M51396 Camping Reserve - RES 5294, Parish of Tyrconnel.

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Josephine Horsfall, Coordinator - Property & Legal

 

Executive Summary: 

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines seeks Council’s views on an Application for Renewal of Special Lease 36/53169, being Lot 29 on M51396, Camping Reserve – RES 5294.

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That Council advise the Department of Natural Resources and Mines that the reserve is still required for its gazetted purpose and Council has no objection to the application for renewal of Special Lease  over Lot 29 on M51396, Camping Reserve – RES 5294.

 

Body of Report:

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines has received an application for renewal of Special Lease 36/53169 over Lot 29 on M51396, Camping Reserve – RES 5294.

 

In accordance with usual practice, the Department of Natural Resources and Mines is seeking Council’s views or requirements including any local non-indigenous cultural heritage values or if a different form of tenure may be considered a more appropriate tenure that the department should consider when assessing the application.

 

Additionally the Department of Natural Resources and Mines seeks information of any travelling stock permits (numbers of travelling stock) that Council has issued over the Reserve in the past 20 years which will allow the Department to assess the most appropriate use of the reserve.

 

Discussions have been held with Council’s Manager of Environment who has indicated that she has no objections to the reissue of a Term Lease over this land located on the main route. Over the next two months eighteen thousand (18,000) head of cattle will have to use this route.

Consultation (internal/external):

Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Kay Crosby - Manager Environmental Services

Tanya Mansfield - Manager Facilities

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

Nil financial risk as the Department of Natural Resources & Mines incur the costs involved with lease preparation

Policy Implications:

Nil

Financial Resource Implications:

Nil

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

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

Supporting Documentation:

1View

Application for Renewal of Special Lease 36/53169, Lot 29 on M51396 - Camping Reserve - RES 5294

S13/10617

 

Report authorised by:

Tanya Mansfield, Manager-Facilities


Attachment 1

Application for Renewal of Special Lease 36/53169, Lot 29 on M51396 - Camping Reserve - RES 5294

 




Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  14 August 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  14 August 2013

Date: 30 July 2013

Item Number: 13.8

File Number: D13/33170

 

Subject Heading:                     Renewal of Term Lease 221236

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Location:                                           Lot 23 on WV1115, Yuleba North,  Camping and Water Reserve - RES 2215

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Josephine Horsfall, Coordinator - Property & Legal

 

Executive Summary: 

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines seeks Council’s views on an Application for Renewal of Term Lease 221236, being Lot 23 on WV1115, Camping and Water  Reserve – RES 2215.

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That Council advise the Department of Natural Resources and Mines that the reserve is still required for its gazetted purpose and Council has no objection to the application for renewal of term lease 221236 over Lot 23 on WV1115, Camping and Water  Reserve – RES 2215.

 

 

Body of Report:

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines has received an application for renewal of Term Lease 221236 over Lot 23 on WV1115, Camping and Water Reserve – RES 2215.

 

In accordance with usual practice, the Department of Natural Resources and Mines is seeking Council’s views or requirements including any local non-indigenous cultural heritage values or if a different form of tenure may be considered a more appropriate tenure that the department should consider when assessing the application.

 

Additionally the Department of Natural Resources and Mines seeks information of any travelling stock permits (numbers of travelling stock) that Council has issued over the Reserve in the past 20 years which will allow the Department to assess the most appropriate use of the reserve.

 

Discussions have been held with Council’s Manager of Environment who has indicated that she has no objections to the reissue of a Term lease over this land.

This route is used by local landholders to walk stock. It was used three (3) years ago to walk approximately 4000 head of stock.

Consultation (internal/external):

Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Kay Crosby - Manager Environmental Services

Tanya Mansfield - Manager Facilities

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

Nil financial risk as the Department of Natural Resources & Mines incur the costs involved with lease preparation

Policy Implications:

Nil

Financial Resource Implications:

Nil

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

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

Supporting Documentation:

1View

Application for Renewal of Term Lease 221236, being Lot 23 on WV1115, Camping and Water  Reserve – RES 2215.

S13/10616

 

Report authorised by:

Tanya Mansfield, Manager-Facilities


Attachment 1

Application for Renewal of Term Lease 221236, being Lot 23 on WV1115, Camping and Water  Reserve – RES 2215.

 




Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  14 August 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  14 August 2013

Date: 2 August 2013

Item Number: 13.9

File Number: D13/33925

 

Subject Heading:                     Proposed Retention of Public Toilets

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                        

Location:                                           Arthur Street Roma

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

 

Executive Summary: 

In accordance with Council’s Operational Plan 2013/14, Council is in the process of planning and calling for tenders to construct a new public toilet block in the car park in Arthur Street Roma. 

 

The Roma Central Business District Advisory Committee has asked Council to reconsider its plans to demolish the public toilets near the corner of McDowall and Arthur Streets Roma with the intention being for two sets of amenities to be available in this area. 

 

Council is requested to consider the Advisory Committee’s request. 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That Council proceed with its plans to construct new public amenities in the Arthur Street car park, and consider its position to retain or demolish the existing amenities near the corner of McDowall and Arthur Streets Roma.

 

 

Body of Report:

 

In accordance with Council’s Operational Plan 2013/14, Council is in the process of planning and calling for tenders to construct a new public toilet block in the car park in Arthur Street Roma.  After the new public toilets are constructed, it was the intention to demolish the existing toilets near the corner of McDowall and Arthur Streets Roma.

 

The Roma Central Business District Advisory Committee has asked Council to reconsider its plans to demolish the public toilets in Arthur Street Roma, with the intention being to have two sets of public toilets within this vicinity.

 

Neil Heyer, Council’s Specialist – Minor Building Projects and Inspections has inspected the existing toilet block and provided the following comparative estimates to either (a) renovate the facility or (b) demolish.

 

(a)       Cost to Renovate

Replace existing roof                  14,200

Upgrade existing plumbing           6,500

Painting                                         5,200

Seamless floor                      4,600

Prelims and contingencies              9,000

Total                                            39,500

·    Plus structural costs to ensure facility compliant with building accessibility standards.

(b)       Cost to Demolish, Remove and Make Good    $27,500

           

 

 

 

In addition to the above estimate to renovate the existing public toilet amenities, it would be necessary for Council to ensure the renovated amenities comply with modern building standards.  Therefore it would be necessary for the amenities to be disability accessible which they are not currently.                                                     

Consultation (internal/external):

Roma Central Business District Advisory Committee

Rob Hayward, Director Environment and Planning

Neil Heyer, Council’s Specialist – Minor Building Projects and Inspections

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

Potential financial risk for unbudgeted expenditure.  Potential moderate risk to reputation resulting from complaints from the public and some adverse publicity.

Policy Implications:

Council’s newly adopted Operational Plan 2013/2014 – Section 2.4 Facilities – includes the project Roma Public Toilets (Replacement of Arthur Street Amenities).  If Council elects to retain and refurbish the existing Arthur Street Toilets, it will be necessary for Council to amend its Operational Plan.

Financial Resource Implications:

Potential unbudgeted cost for refurbishment of the existing Arthur Street Public Toilets.  $39,500 plus structural costs to meet building standards.

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

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

Supporting Documentation:

Nil

Report authorised by:

Robert Hayward, Director- Development, Facilities & Environmental Services


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  14 August 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  14 August 2013

Date: 6 August 2013

Item Number: 13.10

File Number: D13/34487

 

Subject Heading:                     Material Change of Use - "Storage Facility" (File : 2013/18503)

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Ward Family Trust C/- Precinct Urban Planning

Location:                                           71-75 Duke Street and 12-16 Linton Street, Roma (Lot 6 on RP231474 and Lot 3 on RP185449)

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

 

Executive Summary: The application seeks approval for a Material Change of Use to establish a “Storage Facility on land situated at 71-75 Duke Street and 12-16 Linton Street, Roma, described as Lot 3 on RP185449 and Lot 6 on RP231474.

 

The application is subject to Impact Assessment against the relevant provisions of the Roma Town Planning Scheme 2006.  No submissions were received during the public notification period (27/05/2013 – 19/06/2013).

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation:  The application for Material Change of Use – “Storage Facility” at 71-75 Duke Street and 12-16 Linton Street, Roma, described Lot 3 on RP185449 and Lot 6 on RP231474, be approved subject to the following conditions:

 

CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL FOR STAGES 1, 2 AND 3

 

Preamble

 

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

 

General

 

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

 

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

 

3.    The development is to be carried out in accordance with the approved plans and specifications listed in the following table.  Where approved plans are in conflict with the Assessment Manager’s conditions, the Assessment Manager’s Conditions shall take precedence.

Plan/Document number

Plan/Document name

Date

A.000 Rev D

Site Plan

24/04/2013

A.001 Rev D

Site Coverage Plan

24/04/2013

A.002 Rev D

Site Locality Plan

24/04/2013

 

Stormwater Management Report

12/2012

A.200 Rev D

Proposed Elevations

24/12/2012

A.201 Rev D

Proposed Elevations

24/12/2012

A.900 Rev D

Perspectives

24/12/2012

T12091 02

Bulk Earthworks and Sediment Erosion Plan

 

T12091 03

Bulk Earthworks Sections

 

T12091 04

Stormwater Drainage Plan

 

CMDG D5

Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines – Stormwater Drainage Design D5 Design Guidelines

03/2012

CMDG D7

Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines (CMDG) - Erosion Control and Stormwater Management D7 Design Guidelines

03/2012

CMDG D11

Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines – Water Reticulation D11 Design Guidelines

10/2007

CMDG – D12

Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines – Sewerage  Reticulation Design D12 Design Guidelines

09/2007

 

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

 

5.    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.

 

6.    All works on or near roadways shall be adequately signed in accordance with the “Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices – Part 3, Works on Roads”.

 

7.    The developer is responsible for locating and protecting any Council and public utility services, infrastructure and assets that may be impacted on during construction of the development.  Any damage to existing infrastructure (kerb, road pavement, existing underground assets, etc) that is attributable to the progress of works on the site or vehicles associated with the development of the site shall be immediately rectified in accordance with the asset owners’ requirements and specifications and to the satisfaction of the asset owners’ representative(s).

 

8.    All works 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 CMDG, (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.  

 

Latest versions

 

9.    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.

 

Earthworks

 

10.  The development is subject to the Filling and Excavation Code contained in section 5.2 of the Roma Town Planning Scheme.   Earthworks are to be undertaken in accordance with the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Engineering Guidelines for Queensland Construction Sites (IE Aust – or later versions).

 

Stormwater and Drainage

 

11.  Site stormwater is to be managed generally in accordance with the Stormwater Management Plan prepared by Andrew Mainwaring dated December 2012, the Queensland Urban Drainage Manual (QUDM) (Volume 1 text, Volume 2 Design Charts), Australian Rainfall and Runoff (Volume 1 A guide to Flood Estimation) and CMDG – D5 Design Guidelines ‘Stormwater Drainage Design’.

 

12.  Stormwater must 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.

 

13.  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.

 

14.  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 the development has been completed.

 

15.  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.

 

Erosion Control

 

16.  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.

 

17.  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.  Erosion and sediment controls shall be maintained at all times during the course of the project.  Should the proposed controls prove to be ineffective, the developer must install additional measures and provide written notice to Council advising of the additional control measures implemented.

 

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

 

19.  During the course of the development works stockpiles of topsoil, sand, aggregate, spoil or other material capable of being moved by the action of running water shall be stored clear of drainage paths and be prevented from entering the road and/or drainage system.

 

20.  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.  Such works shall be undertaken immediately where there is a potential hazard to pedestrians and/or passing traffic.

 

21.  In the event that Council receives a complaint relative to the quality of runoff from the site from a downstream property owner, the developer must take immediate steps to rectify the cause of any such substantiated complaint.  The developer will also be required to meet the cost of any repair/clean up of downstream properties resulting from undesirable impacts of their works.

 

Environmental

 

22.  The developer shall immediately clean up and satisfactorily remove any deposited construction material or silt runoff from the development site.

 

Wash bay

 

23.  The proposed vehicle wash bays shall be connected to sewer drainage in accordance with AS3500 (relevant sections). A trade waste approval will be required for this connection with waste generated being passed through a trade waste pit prior to discharge to Council sewer.

 

24.  Developer to install a coalescing plate separator in addition to a triple interceptor in order to effectively remove petroleum oils from contaminated wastewater that will be generated on site through the wash down bay.

 

25.  Water discharges from the activity shall comply with any Environmental Protection Policy (Water) that shall from time to time be proclaimed.

 

26.  The activity must be carried out by such practicable means necessary to prevent or minimise the release of contaminants by rainfall and stormwater runoff.

 

Rubbish Collection

 

27.  Waste containers shall be placed in a screened area, accessible by the vehicles used by Council, its agents and/or others.  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.

 

Services

 

28.  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 CMDG – D11 Design Guidelines ‘Water  Reticulation’, at no cost to Council.

 

29.  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 CMDG – D12 Design Guidelines ‘Sewerage  Reticulation’, at no cost to Council.

 

30.  Detailed plans for any site work to modify the sewer main located on Lot 3 on RP185449 shall be incorporated in an application for operational works where any such works are not undertaken by Council. These plans are to be certified by a RPEQ.

 

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

 

32.  If the premises are 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).

 

33.  All services installation, including water, sewerage, 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 CMDG, (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.

 

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

 

Access, Car parking and Manoeuvring

 

35.  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.

 

36.  Vehicle crossovers to the proposed lots 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.

 

37.  Parking bay configurations (width and lengths) to be in accordance with AS/NZS 2890.1:2004 Parking Facilities Part 1: Off-Street Car Parking.

 

38.  Disabled car parking bays shall be designed in accordance with AS/NZS 2890.6:2009 Parking Facilities Part 1: Off-Street Car Parking.

 

39.  Vehicle access and manoeuvring areas are to comply with AS/NZS 2890.1:2004 Parking facilities Part 1: Off-street car parking.

 

40.  Service vehicle access and manoeuvring is to be designed in accordance with AS/NZS 2890.2:2004 - Parking facilities Part 2: Off-street commercial vehicle facilities requirements.

 

41.  Vehicles entering and exiting the development site must be able to enter and leave in forward direction.  Reversing out of development site is not permitted. 

 

42.  All vehicle movements within the site are to be clear of proposed parking areas, buildings and landscape treatments. Vehicle parking bays must not encroach into swept paths for vehicle movements onsite.

 

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

 

44.  No on-street parking is permitted at the frontage of the development site at any time.

 

45.  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) any relevant Australian Standard that applies to that type of work and (vi) the CMDG and (vii) 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.

 

Signage and Line marking

 

46.  Signage and line marking is to be in accordance with MUTCD requirements and AS/NZS 2890.1:1993 – Parking facilities Part 1: Off-street car parking.

 

47.  Car park line marking is to comply with AS/NZS 2890.1:1993 - Parking facilities Part 1: Off-street car parking.

 

Advertising Signs

 

48.  Any proposed advertising signage is subject to a further development approval unless compliant with the self-assessable development provisions of the applicable planning scheme. 

 

49.  Any free-standing advertising signage or structure to be constructed on site shall be designed by an RPEQ (Structural) Engineer and certification provided for both design and construction. 

 

Avoiding Nuisance

 

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

 

51.  There must not be unreasonable or sustained levels of noise or odour and no nuisance caused to adjoining properties during the course of the construction works and after the use commences.

 

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

 

53.  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.

 

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

 

55.  The area and its surrounds shall be kept in an orderly fashion, free of rubbish and clear of weeds and long grasses.  The approved development and the premises are to be maintained in a clean and tidy condition and not to pose any health and safety risks to the community.

 

56.  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.

 

Use

 

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

 

No Cost to Council

 

58.  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.

 

59.  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 any use commencing on site.

 

 

CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL FOR STAGE 1

 

General

 

60.  The development is to be carried out in accordance with the approved plans and specifications listed in the following table.  Where approved plans are in conflict with the Assessment Manager’s conditions, the Assessment Manager’s Conditions shall take precedence.

Plan/Document number

Plan/Document name

Date

A.100 Rev D

Proposed Grd Floor Plan – Lower Floor Plan

24/12/2012

A.101 Rev D

Enlarged Office Floor Plans

24/12/2012

CMDG-R-042 Rev C

Commercial Driveway Slab Type A – Two Way Access

07/2011

 

Access, Car parking and Manoeuvring

 

61.  The southern vehicle access from Duke Street to the development site is to be constructed in accordance with plan CMDG-R-042 Rev C ‘Commercial Driveway Slab Type A – Two Way Access’ dated 07/2011.

 

62.  Vehicle access from Linton Street to the development site is to be constructed in accordance with plan CMDG-R-042 Rev C ‘Commercial Driveway Slab Type A – Two Way Access’ dated 07/2011.

 

63.  A minimum of eight (21) vehicle parking spaces, including one (1) car parking space for persons with disabilities must be provided on site.

 

64.  Provision is to be made for one onsite service vehicle parking space to cater for an articulated vehicle.

 

Landscaping & Fencing

 

65.  Landscaping is to be provided with a minimum width of three (3) metres adjacent to Duke Street and Linton Street frontages of the site and adjacent to the southern boundary of Lot 3 on RP185449 in accordance with drawing A.000 Rev D ”Site Plan” dated 24/04/2013. Vegetation is to comprise a mix of trees, shrubs and groundcovers.

 

66.  Ground covers should fully cover vegetated areas within one year of planting.

 

Infrastructure Contributions

 

67.  An infrastructure contribution, in accordance with Council’s adopted Priority infrastructure Plan, of $136,357.50 is payable to council. The stated charge is to be paid prior to the commencement of the approved use.

 

 

CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL FOR STAGE 2

 

General

 

68.  The development is to be carried out in accordance with the approved plans and specifications listed in the following table.  Where approved plans are in conflict with the Assessment Manager’s conditions, the Assessment Manager’s Conditions shall take precedence.

Plan/Document number

Plan/Document name

Date

B.100 Rev A

Floor Plan

21/12/2012

B.200 Rev A

Proposed Elevations

21/12/2012

CMDG-R-042 Rev C

Commercial Driveway Slab Type A – Two Way Access

07/2011

 

69.  The existing dwelling located on Lot 3 on RP185449 is to be removed.

 

Stormwater and Drainage

 

70.  Stormwater runoff from buildings and impervious surfaces must be directed to the existing piped stormwater drainage system in accordance with a lawful point of discharge.

 

Access, Car parking and Manoeuvring

 

71.  The northern vehicle access from Duke Street to the development site is to be constructed in accordance with drawing CMDG-R-042 Rev C – ‘Commercial Driveway Slab, Type A - Two Way Access’, dated 07/2011.

 

72.  A minimum of seven (7) additional car parking spaces are to be provided onsite.

 

Infrastructure Charges

 

73.  An infrastructure contribution, in accordance with Council’s adopted Priority infrastructure Plan, of $22,137.50 is payable to council. The stated charge is to be paid prior to the commencement of the approved use.

 

 

CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL FOR STAGE 3

 

General

 

74.  The development is to be carried out in accordance with the approved plans and specifications listed in the following table.  Where approved plans are in conflict with the Assessment Manager’s conditions, the Assessment Manager’s Conditions shall take precedence.

 

Plan/Document number

Plan/Document name

Date

C.100 Rev A

Floor Plan

21/12/2012

C.200 Rev A

Proposed Elevations

21/12/2012

C.201 Rev A

Proposed Elevations

21/12/2012

 

Stormwater and Drainage

 

75.  Stormwater runoff from buildings and impervious surfaces must be directed to the existing piped stormwater drainage system in accordance with a lawful point of discharge.

 

Services

 

76.  The construction of the warehouse building is to accord with the ‘Building Over Sewer Section’ shown in Drawing T12091-02 prepared by Secant Consulting Engineers.

 

Access, Car parking and Manoeuvring

 

77.  A minimum of three additional car parking spaces are to be provided onsite.

 

Infrastructure Charges

 

78.  An infrastructure contribution, in accordance with Council’s adopted Priority infrastructure Plan, of $12,650.00 is payable to council. The stated charge is to be paid prior to the commencement of the approved use.

 

 

Body of Report:  Refer to Attachment 1.

Consultation (internal/external):

-    MRC  Development Engineer (Internal)

-    MRC Compliance Specialist (Internal)

-    DTMR (Concurrence Agency)

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

D13/34785

2View

Development Plans

D13/34609

3View

Stormwater Management Report

D13/34605

4View

Department Transport and Main Roads Concurrence Agency Response

D13/27133

5View

Adopted Infrastructure Charges Notice

D13/34643

 

Report authorised by:

Robert Hayward, Director- Development, Facilities & Environmental Services


Attachment 1

Body of Report

 

1.0  Background

 

The application seeks approval for a Material Change of Use to establish a “Storage Facility” on land situated at 71-75 Duke Street and 12-16 Linton Street, Roma.  The development is intended to facilitate the distribution of general freight across western Queensland.

 

The development site is located in the Industrial Zone and comprises two allotments (Lot 3 on RP185449 and Lot 6 on RP231474) with a total area of 1.0688ha.  The site is currently occupied by an existing dwelling and several portable buildings.  The primary vehicle access and pedestrian frontage of the site is located in Duke Street (State-controlled road).  The site has a secondary frontage to Linton Street.  The site adjoins existing industrial land uses to the north and south.  Industrial uses also occupy land opposite the site on Duke Street and Linton Street to the east and west respectively.

 Figure 1 – Site Locality

 

The proposal involves three stages of development.

 

Stage 1 involves the construction of the main warehouse building, drive through undercover loading area and office.  The existing onsite residence will remain until the commencement of Stage 2.  Stage 1 also involves the upgrade of the southern crossover to Duke Street and crossover to Linton Street.  The northern crossover to Duke Street will remain to provide access to the existing residence.

 

Total GFA

2,172m2

Main warehouse

1668m2

Office

504m2

Onsite car parking spaces

18

Articulated vehicle parking

1

 

Stage 2 involves the removal of the existing residence to facilitate an extension to the Stage 1 warehouse building and the construction of an additional standalone warehouse building.  The northern crossover to Duke Street will also be upgraded.

 

Total GFA

1005m2

Extension to Main warehouse building

521m2

Stand alone warehouse

484m2

Additional onsite car parking spaces

7

 

Stage 3 involves the establishment of an additional free-standing shed.

 

Total GFA

460m2

Free standing shed

460m2

Vehicle wash bay

 

Additional onsite car parking spaces

3

 

The floor layout of the proposed warehousing includes racks and open storage areas.  The office building will be two storeys, with the first floor including the reception, five offices, staff room and amenities.  The second storey includes an additional five offices, board room and training room.

 

The business will generally operate between the hours of 6:00am and 7.00pm, seven days a week.  It is anticipated that 10 employees will work onsite, including six office staff and four staff located in the warehouse area to load and unload goods. 

 

 

2.0  Definition of Use and Assessment Status:

 

The Roma Town Planning Scheme 2006 defines the proposed use as:

 

"Storage Facility” means premises used for the storage of goods, including the selling of those goods by wholesale. The term includes storage activities such as builder’s yard or construction contractor’s yard, a truck, vehicle or plant parking depot. The term also includes the following activities when carried out in connection with a storage facility.

(a) the work of administration or accounting; and

(b) the garaging and routine servicing of vehicles associated with the conduct of the storage activity.

 

The application is subject to Impact Assessment and assessed against the relevant provisions of the planning scheme.  Public Notification was carried out from 27 May 2013 to 19 June 2013.  No submissions were received during this period.

 

3.0  Assessment against the Planning Scheme:

 

The Desired Environmental Outcomes (DEOs) are based on ecological sustainability established by Sustainable Planning Act 2009, and are the basis for the measures of the planning scheme. The DEOs are examined below:

 

(a) Environment

 

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

 

The proposed development is located within an established industrial area and will not result in the removal of any significant vegetation or impact on environmentally significant areas, including wetlands, habitats, corridors and open spaces. 

 

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

 

The subject site is not identified as being susceptible to land degradation and therefore will not be adversely impacted by contamination, erosion, salinity or landslip. 

 

c)   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.

 

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

 

The development site is located in an established industrial area and is not located in proximity to places of historical, cultural or social significance.

 

(b) Economic

 

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

 

The proposed development is for a storage facility located within the Industrial Zone.  The development is compatible with the intent of the area and surrounding land uses and will not adversely impact on business and commercial development within the Commercial Zone.

 

b)   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 proposed development is for an industrial use located in an industrial estate.  The development will not compromise the ability of the CBD to contain intensive commercial uses.

 

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

 

The proposed development is not located in the Roma Town CBD, however it incorporates adequate onsite car parking for the proposed use and site landscaping, which will enhance the amenity of the premises and surrounding streetscape.

 

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

 

The development proposal does not involve a tourist activity and will not adversely impact on the local tourism industry.

 

e)   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 appropriately located within an industrial estate and is consistent with surrounding land uses.  The development will support industry, business and employment opportunities in the local area. 

 

(c)  Community Well-Being & Lifestyle

 

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

 

The development site has convenient access to roads, services and appropriate infrastructure to facilitate the proposed use. 

 

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

 

The proposed development is not located in proximity to rail, water cycle or major electricity infrastructure and will not adversely impact on the operation of these networks.  The development site is serviced by two vehicle crossovers to Duke Street, being a State-controlled Road and one to Linton Street.  The proposed access arrangement allows for an articulated vehicle to access the warehouses by entering from Duke Street and exiting to Linton Street.  The second crossover to Duke Street will provide access to a car parking area adjacent to the office building.

 

The Department of Transport and Main Roads have assessed the impacts of the development on the State-controlled road network and imposed conditions accordingly.

 

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

 

The proposal does not involve rural residential or urban residential development. 

 

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

 

The development site is located within the town area and is not identified as being susceptible to bushfire, flooding or other hazards.

 

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

 

The proposed development will facilitate the distribution of general freight across western Queensland.

 

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

 

The development site is located within an industrial estate.  The site is separated from residential and sensitive land uses and will not compromise community well being through the noise generation, traffic volume or lighting levels.

 

The Overall Outcomes and relevant Performance Criteria of the Urban Area Code 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 for a storage facility that will facilitate further growth of Roma as a focus area for industry within the Local Government area.

 

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

 

The proposed development is for a use that is consistent with the intent of the Industrial Zone.  The development will not hinder the consolidation of business and commercial uses within the town CBD.

 

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

 

The design and scale of the proposed development is suited to the Industrial Zone and will integrate with the existing industrial land uses in the locality.  The development incorporates site landscaping that will contribute to the appearance of the premises and amenity of the streetscape.

 

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

 

The development is appropriately located in the Industrial Zone and will not adversely impact on the safety and convenience of cyclist and pedestrian movements in proximity to the site.

 

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

 

The proposal does not incorporate residential development and will not adversely impact on GQAL.

 

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

 

The proposal is not for residential development and will not be detrimentally impacted upon by road and rail corridors.

 

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

 

The proposal is not for residential development.

 

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

 

The proposal is not for residential development.

 

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

 

The proposed development is not situated in a residential area, however it will be provided with appropriate infrastructure and services for the use.

 

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

 

The proposed development involves the establishment of a storage facility in the Industrial Zone.  The development is consistent with existing industrial uses in the locality.

 

(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 site is surrounded by existing industrial activities located within the Industrial Zone.  The development is appropriately separated from sensitive land uses.

 

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

 

The proposed development will provide a freight service for the local community and broader area.

 

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

 

The proposed development is for a storage facility that is appropriately located within the Industrial Zone. 

 

Performance Criteria of the Urban Area:

 

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 within an established industrial estate 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 within an established industrial estate with access to a reticulated 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 within an established industrial estate with access to reticulated sewerage.

PC 4 Stormwater/Inter-Allotment Drainage

Stormwater is collected and discharged so as to:

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

(b) prevent the waterlogging of nearby land; and

(c) protect and maintain environmental values.

Appropriate stormwater drainage will be conditioned as part of this development in accordance with Schedule 6: “Standards for Stormwater Drainage”.

PC 5 Vehicle Access

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

Site access will be provided via two crossovers to Duke Street and one to Linton Street.  Stage 1 works include the upgrade of the southern crossover to Duke Street and the Linton Street crossover, both of which will provide heavy vehicle access to the site.  The northern crossover to Duke Street will be upgraded to provide access to the car parking area in Stage 2.

 

DTMR are a Concurrence Agency for the proposed development and have imposed conditions to address the impact of the development on the State-controlled road network.

 

The development site is located within an industrial area that has been designed to cater for the volume and type of traffic generated by industrial uses.

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 not for residential activities.

PC 7 Parking and Manoeuvring

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

The proposed development incorporates a total of 25 onsite car parking spaces catering for both staff and visitors as well as provision for articulated vehicle parking.

 

The provision of onsite parking is considered adequate for the use as the majority of freight is bulk goods or smaller parcels that will be delivered to customers.

PC 8 Roads

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

The development does not involve the provision of new road infrastructure.   The development site is located within an established industrial area with all weather vehicle access.

PC 9 State Controlled Roads

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

The access arrangement for the development includes two crossovers to Duke Street, which is a State-controlled road.

 

The DTMR have imposed concurrence agency conditions to manage the impact of the development on the State-controlled road network.

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.

The development will have direct access to a State-controlled road as the principal frontage of the site.  The DTMR have imposed concurrence agency conditions to ensure the safe and efficient use of the State-controlled road network. 

PC 11 Noise Sensitive Development

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

The proposed development is consistent with the industrial zoning of the site and existing uses in the locality. The development will not be adversely impacted upon by road traffic noise levels. 

PC 12 Development in the Vicinity of Aerodrome

Development

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

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

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

Not Applicable – The 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 operation space.

Not Applicable – The 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 subject site is located in an established urban area and is situated an appropriate distance from pipelines.

PC 15 Refuse Tips and Effluent Treatment Plants

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

The development 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 development site is adequately separated from rail corridors.

PC 17 Noise Attenuation

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

Not Applicable – The subject 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.

The subject 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 development site is not identified as, or adjoining any areas of significant biodiversity and habitat value.

PC 20 Flooding

Premises are designed and located so as:

(a) not to adversely impacted upon by flooding;

(b) to protect life and property; and

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

Not Applicable - The subject site is not identified as being subject to a 1 in 100 year flood event.

 

PC 21 Air Emissions

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

The proposed development will facilitate the storage and distribution of general freight.  The proposed use will not result in air emissions causing environmental harm or nuisance to adjoining properties.

PC 22 Noise Emissions

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

The development site is surrounded by industrial zoned land occupied primarily by industrial activities.  A small portion of the site does adjoin an existing residential premises to the north, however the dwelling is sited towards the frontage of the property and is well separated from the common boundary.  The proposed warehouse building is located close to the boundary shared with the adjoining residence, however no windows or openings will be established on this façade.    The proposed use is of a nature that will result in lesser noise emissions than traffic using the nearby highways and other industrial uses in the locality.  The proposed use will not cause environmental harm or nuisance to sensitive land uses.

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.

A Stormwater Management Plan for the development has been prepared by Secant Consulting Engineers.  Site stormwater will be collected in a series of grated drains piped to an underground detention tank and passed through pollutant filters prior to being discharged to the table drain in Duke Street.

 

The development will be connected to the reticulated sewerage system and does not require any onsite sewer disposal.

 

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 site works to comply 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.

Conditions of approval will require soil erosion and sediment controls to be implemented during construction to prevent off-site transfer of sediment and ensure the protection of environmental values.

 

PC 26 Bushfire Hazard Area

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

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

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

Not Applicable - The development is not located in a High or Medium 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 site is not adjacent to buildings identified as heritage or character buildings.  .

PC 20 Cultural Heritage

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

Not Applicable – The site is not  identified as, or adjoining any places of known indigenous and/or cultural heritage value.

For the Industrial Zone

PC 47 Scale and setbacks

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

The total area of the building footprints is 4703m2, equating to 44% site coverage.  The buildings will be limited to two storeys and a maximum height of 9 metres above natural ground level. 

 

The development seeks relaxations of the minimum boundary setbacks to make best use of the site and achieve adequate manoeuvring areas for an articulated vehicle.  The main building will be setback a minimum distance of 6 metres to the Duke Street frontage of the site.  Building setbacks to the side boundaries range from 0–3 metres.  The proposed boundary setbacks will not adversely impact on the operation of adjoining land uses.

 

The scale and design of the development complies with the amenity provisions for the Industrial Zone and is suited to the locality. 

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.

Access to the site is via an industrial precinct and will not require travel adjacent to residential areas.

 

PC 49 Landscaping

Landscaping on the site:

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

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

(c) does not interfere with electricity infrastructure items

 

Landscaping will be established with a minimum width of 3 metres adjacent to both the Duke Street and Linton Street frontages of the site.  A landscaping buffer will also be established adjacent to the drive through loading area along the southern boundary of Lot 3 on RP185449.  The proposed landscaping will contribute positively to the built form and streetscape, and will not interfere with electricity infrastructure.

PC 50 Amenity

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

Not Applicable – The site does not adjoin a residential area.

PC 51 Building and Structure Design

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

The primary building entrance and office space will be orientated towards Duke Street as the principle frontage.  The front façade will include a range of building materials and construction methods to enhance the appearance of the main building. 

PC 52 Building Appearance

Buildings are designed and finished to a high quality appearance.

The main building will be constructed of concrete tilt up panelling and trim deck wall cladding.   The standalone warehouse buildings developed in Stages 2 and 3 will be constructed with trimdeck wall cladding and colorbond trimdeck roofing.

 

The design and construction materials of the building are suited to the locality and consistent with surrounding industrial buildings.

PC 53 Operating Hours

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

It is proposed the development will operate between the hours of 6.00am to 7.00pm, seven days a week.  The development is located within an industrial precinct and is separated from sensitive land uses.

PC 54 Delivery of Goods

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

 

Loading and unloading of goods at the site will not adversely impact on the amenity of the surrounding area.

 

 

4.0  Infrastructure Charges

 

On 6 July 2013 Council’s Development Engineer spoke with the applicant’s planning consultant regarding the proposed infrastructure charges. It was explained that under the current resolution, no credits were able to be provided in the calculations, but that Council was currently considering changes to the resolution to introduce a crediting system that would apply to industrial developments. The applicant was offered the chance to delay decision for one month until this issue had been resolved. The planning consultant advised that his client would prefer a decision to be issued with the current charges as his client is keen to get building works underway. The planning consultant said that his client would then be able to suspend the appeal process and apply for a negotiated decision after the amended charges had been adopted.

 

 

5.0  Assessment Summary

 

Although the Roma Town Planning Scheme requires Impact Assessment for the proposed use, there is no conflict with the intent of the planning scheme.  The development is appropriately located within the Industrial Zone and is consistent with the nature of the surrounding land uses.   The development will be conditioned to achieve an appropriate level of amenity for the Industrial Zone.

 


Attachment 2

Development Plans

 














Attachment 3

Stormwater Management Report

 














Attachment 3

Stormwater Management Report

 


Attachment 3

Stormwater Management Report

 


Attachment 3

Stormwater Management Report

 


Attachment 3

Stormwater Management Report

 























Attachment 4

Department Transport and Main Roads Concurrence Agency Response

 












Attachment 5

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 2013/18503 for a Material Change of Use – Storage Facility situated at 71-75 Duke Street and 12-16 Linton Street, Roma QLD 4455, described as Lot 6 on RP231474 and Lot 3 on RP185449.

 

(a)        The amount of the charge:

 

(i)      Stage 1:

 

$136,357.50 is payable as infrastructure charges.

 

This is based on an adopted charge for Industry (Warehouse) of $35 per m2 of GFA and $7.50 per impervious m2.

Note: the charge per m2 of GFA includes a charge of $7.50 per m2 for impervious area for stormwater infrastructure.

 

(ii)     Stage 2:

 

$22,137.50 is payable as infrastructure charges.

 

This is based on an adopted charge for Industry (Warehouse) of $35 per m2 of GFA and $7.50 per impervious m2 for additional areas. This includes a credit for the reduction in impervious areas as the GFA increases.

 

A credit for 200m2 GFA has been allowed on the basis of the demolition/removal of the existing dwelling.

Note: the charge per m2 of GFA includes a charge of $7.50 per m2 for impervious area for stormwater infrastructure.

 

(iii)    Stage 3:

 

$12,650.00 is payable as infrastructure charges.

 

This is based on an adopted charge for Industry (Warehouse) of $35 per m2 of GFA and $7.50 per impervious m2 for additional areas. This includes a credit for the reduction in impervious areas as the GFA increases.

Note: the charge per m2 of GFA includes a charge of $7.50 per m2 for impervious area for stormwater infrastructure.

 

(b)       The land to which the charge applies:

 

This charge is levied in respect of a Development Approval for a Material Change of Use – “Storage Facility” situated at 71-75 Duke Street and 12-16 Linton Street, Roma QLD 4455, described as Lot 3 on RP185449 and Lot 6 on RP231474.

 

(c)        The person to whom the charge must be paid:

 

Chief Executive Officer,

Maranoa Regional Council

 

(d)       When the charge is payable:

 

Prior to the commencement 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.

(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.

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

 
 

 

 

 

 



Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  14 August 2013

Officer Report

Meeting: General  14 August 2013

Date: 8 August 2013

Item Number: 13.11

File Number: D13/34782

 

Subject Heading:                     Material Change of Use – Undefined Use (Non-resident Workforce Accommodation – 480 units in five stages), Storage Facility, Operational Works, ERA 63 – Sewage Treatment and ERA 8 – Chemical Storage (File: 2012/18304)

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         KJM Engineering C/- FYFE Pty Ltd

Location:                                           141 Pickanjinnie North Road, Pickanjinnie Qld 4428 (Lot 218 on WAL53394 and Lot 219 on WV1588)

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

 

Executive Summary:  This application seeks to carry out a Material Change of Use – Undefined Use (Non-resident Workforce Accommodation – 480 units in five stages), Storage Facility, Operational Works, ERA 63 – Sewage Treatment and ERA 8 – Chemical Storage on land at 141 Pickanjinnie North Road, Pickanjinnie Qld 4428 and described as Lot 218 on WAL53394 and Lot 219 on WV1588. 

 

The proposed development is generally consistent with the provisions of the Bendemere Shire Planning Scheme including the DEOs and Rural Area Code.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation:  Council approve the application for a Material Change of Use – Undefined Use (Non-resident Workforce Accommodation – 480 units in five stages), Storage Facility, Operational Works, ERA 63 – Sewage Treatment and ERA 8 – Chemical Storage on land at 141 Pickanjinnie North Road, Pickanjinnie Qld 4428, described as Lot 218 on WAL53394 and Lot 219 on WV1588, subject to the following conditions.  The approval is to be limited to a period of no more than ten (10) years from commencement of the use in keeping with Council’s policy for non-resident workers accommodation of less than 500 persons.

 

Preamble

 

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

 

General conditions

 

1.   This approval for the whole development will lapse 10 years from the commencement of Stage 1 of the development.

 

Conditions of approval for Stage 1 – Storage Facility (Laydown Area) and 80 accommodation units

 

Complete and Maintain

 

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

 

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

 

3.   Maintain the approved development being Material Change of Use (Temporary Workforce       Accommodation – Stage 1 – 80 accommodation units) in accordance with the approved plans:

 

Plan/Document number

Plan/Document name

Date

17085_39 Sheet 01 Rev A

Overall Layout Plan  

23-08-12

17085_39 Sheet 01 Rev A (marked up version- Santos)

Overall Layout Plan

23-08-12

17085_39 Sheet 02 Rev A

Layout Plan Access Roads and Car Parking Site Features and Surface Materials

24-08-12

17085_39 Sheet 03 Rev A

Layout Plan – Setting Out Bulk Earthworks – External Drainage    

24-08-12

17085_39 Sheet 04 Rev A

General Layout Plan Internal Site Drainage

24-08-12

17085_39 Sheet 05 Rev A

Layout Plan Sedimentation pond Detail 

24-08-12

17085_39 Sheet 06 Rev A

Layout Plan Building Area 1           

24-08-12

17085_39 Sheet 13 Rev A           

Internal Access Road Longitudinal Section and Cross Section 

24-08-12

17085_39 Sheet 14 Rev A           

Car Park Access Road Longitudinal Section and Cross Section

24-08-12

17085_39 Sheet 11 Rev A

12m Wide Ring Road Longitudinal Section

24-08-12

17085_39 Sheet 12 12m

Wide Ring Road Cross Section     

24-08-12

17085_39 Sheet 15 Rev A

Site Cross Sections

24-08-12

KJM-BL-135-007-000 Sht 1 of 4 

Kitchen Primary Layout       

24-08-12

KJM-BL-135-007-000 Sht 2 of 4 

Kitchen Primary Layout       

24-08-12

EWT-W-099-000-000 Sht 1 of 1             

General Arrangement

Dec 2011

KJM-BL-112 Sht 1 of 1

Medical Unit 3.1m x 12.6m  7

July 11

KJM-BL-108 Sht 1 of 1

Laundry/Store/Ablution Unit

06 Sep 09

KJM-BL-120-002-000 SHT 1 of 2 

Gym/Internet Room  

28 Aug 12

Sht 1 of 1       

4 Bed Room Personel Ensuite       

23 Aug 2012

KJM-BL-117 

Site Office 13mx6.2m          

24 May 11

KJM-S-KJM-480P Sht 7 of 8

Water Layout

28 Aug 2012

KJM-S-KJM-480P Sht 7 of 8

Sewer Layout

28 Aug 2012

KJM-M-046-000-000 Sht 1 of 3

70KL Water Tank     

28 Apr 11

KJM-S-KJM-480P Sht 1 of 6

Stage 1 Site Map Layout General 

28 Aug 2012

17085-79 SBSMP               

Site Based Stormwater Management Plan

12/04/2013

8011  

Traffic Impact Assessment Report

18/03/2013

 

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

 

5.   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.

 

6.   All works on or near roadways shall be adequately signed in accordance with the “Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices – Part 3, Works on Roads”.

 

7.   The developer is responsible for locating and protecting any Council and public utility services, infrastructure and assets that may be impacted on during construction of the development.  Any damage to existing infrastructure (kerb, road pavement, existing underground assets, etc) that is attributable to the progress of works on the site or vehicles associated with the development of the site shall be immediately rectified in accordance with the asset owners’ requirements and specifications and to the satisfaction of the asset owners’ representative(s).

 

8.   All works 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 CMDG, (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. 

 

Latest versions

 

9.   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.

 

Stormwater and Drainage

 

10. The on-site stormwater drainage, detention and treatment system must be constructed generally in accordance with the approved plans 17085_39 Sheet 03 Rev A, ‘Layout Plan – Setting Out Bulk Earthworks – External Drainage’, 24-08-12; 17085_39 Sheet 04 Rev A, ‘General Layout Plan Internal Site Drainage’, 24-08-12; 17085_39 Sheet 05 Rev A, ‘Layout Plan Sedimentation Pond Detail, 24-08-12.

 

11. 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.

 

12. 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.

 

13. 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 the development has been completed.

 

14. 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.

 

Erosion Control

 

15. 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. 

 

16. 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.  Erosion and sediment controls shall be maintained at all times during the course of the project.  Should the proposed controls prove to be ineffective, the developer must install additional measures and provide written notice to Council advising of the additional control measures implemented.

 

17. 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.

 

18. Stockpiles of topsoil, sand, aggregate, spoil or other material capable of being moved by the action of running water shall be stored clear of drainage paths and be prevented from entering the road and/or drainage system.

 

19. 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.  Such works shall be undertaken immediately where there is a potential hazard to pedestrians and/or passing traffic.

 

Services Provisions

 

20. The development must be provided with on-site effluent disposal systems designed in accordance with Schedule 5: “Standards for Sewerage Supply”.

 

21. The site must be provided with on-site water supply with sufficient capacity to meet operational needs, including a minimum 20 000L capacity exclusively for fire fighting purposes.

 

22. All services installation, including water, sewerage, 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 CMDG, (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.

 

23. 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.

 

Access, Roads, Landscaping and Lighting

 

24. 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.

 

25. Pickanjinnie North Road from the intersection with Warrego Highway extending in a northerly direction to the entrance of the proposed work camp is to be upgraded to a two lane bitumen sealed road generally in accordance with the Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines Table D1.21.03 rural major collector (100-4999 VPD), to the following standard:

 

Formation width:          9.0m

Pavement width:          7.0m

Pavement Design:   Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines Table D2.08.01 Rural >100 vpd

 

26. The applicant is to submit and gain approval from Council for an operational works development permit for these road works and associated drainage in accordance with the specifications found in the Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines.

 

27. 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 crossovers and underground drainage works.

 

28. The Ring Road around the accommodation area must be constructed in accordance with approved plans 17085_39 Sheet 11 Rev A, 12m Wide Ring Road Longitudinal Section, 24-08-12; and 17085_39 Sheet 12, ‘12m Wide Ring Road Cross Sections’, 24-08-12.

 

29. Internal roads must be constructed in accordance with approved plans 17085_39 Sheet 13 Rev A, ‘Internal Access Road Longitudinal Section and Cross Section’ 24-08-12; and 17085_39 Sheet 14 Rev A, Car Park Access Road Longitudinal Section and Cross Section’, 24-08-12.

 

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

 

31. All vehicle movements within the site are to be clear of proposed parking areas, buildings and landscape treatments. Vehicle parking bays must not encroach into swept paths for vehicle movements onsite.

 

32. Vehicle access is to be designed in accordance with AS/NZS 2890.2:2004 - Parking facilities Part 2: Off-street commercial vehicle facilities requirements. Design service vehicle to be a minimum articulated vehicle.

 

33. Provide a total of 57 car parking spaces on the site in accordance with the approved plans.

 

34. All carparking spaces and driveway areas are to be paved with minimal dust producing materials or sealed. 

 

35. 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) any relevant Australian Standard that applies to that type of work and (vi) the CMDG and (vii) any alternative specifications that Council has agreed to in writing and which the developer must ensure do not conflict with any requirements imposed by any applicable laws and standards.

 

Rubbish Collection

 

36. 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.

 

Advertising Signs

 

37. 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.

 

38. Any free-standing advertising signage or structure to be constructed on site shall be designed by an RPEQ (Structural) Engineer and certification provided for both design and construction. 

 

No Cost to Council

 

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

 

40. 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.

 

41. 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 any use commencing on site.

 

Avoiding Nuisance