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Attachments Paper

 

General Meeting

 

Wednesday 27 November 2013

 

Roma Administration Centre

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

 

Date: 22 November 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 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 November 27, 2013 at 9.00am.

Julie Reitano

Chief Executive Officer

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  27 November 2013

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Item       Subject

No

 

 

10.1       Council Initiated Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

              Attachment 1:        Confirmed Minutes - Roma CBD Advisory Committee - 22/10/13...... 4

              Attachment 2:        Roma CBD Advisory Committee Recommendations.......................... 8

              Attachment 3:        Confirmed Minutes - Roma Saleyards Advisory Committee Meeting & Design Workshop - 11.09.13........................................................................... 10

              Attachment 4:        Confirmed Minutes - Airport Advisory Committee Meeting - 02.10.13 15

 

11.1       South West Partnership Council

              Attachment :           South West Partnership Agreement................................................... 20 

 

13.1       Waste Fees and Charges

              Attachment :           Proposed Waste Fees and Charges 2013.......................................... 27

 

13.2       Request for Refund of Development Application Fees

              Attachment :           Applicant Request............................................................................... 28

 

13.3       Request for Refund of Development Application Fees

              Attachment :           Applicant Request .............................................................................. 30

 

13.4    Assesable Building Works - Residential Outbuilding Exceeding 120m2 in the Rural Zone (448.65m2) (File: 2013/18788).

              Attachment :           Application documents........................................................................ 32

 

13.5    Renewal of Special Lease 200690, being Lot A on DL419 Reserve for Gravel purposes, R28 Dublin - Res 90-90A

              Attachment 1:        Department of Natural Resources and Mines - Renewal of Lease - Special Lease 200690 - Being Lot A on DL419 - Reserve for Gravel Purposes - R28 Dublin - Res 90-09A ........................................................................... 37

              Attachment 2:        Map - D13/56230.............. Map - area covering Special Lease 200690,

                                               being Lot A on DL419 - Reserve for Gravel purposes....................... 40

 

13.6    Renewal of Term Lease 221644, being Lot 25 on WV1834 Reserve for Water purposes, R339 Waldegrave - Res 5354

              Attachment 1:        Department of Natural Resources and Mines - Renewal of Lease - Term Lease 221644 - Being Lot 25 on WV1834 - Reserve for Water Purposes - R339 Waldegrave - Res 5354...................................................................... 41

              Attachment 2:        Map - area covering Term Lease 221644, being Lot 25 on WV1834 - Reserve for Water purposes.............................................................................. 44

 

13.7    Renewal of Term Lease 221757, being Lot 10 on TM47 Reserve for Camping & Water purposes, R7 Tomoo - Res 15390

              Attachment 1:        Department of Natural Resources and Mines - Renewal Term Lease 221757 - Being Lot 10 on TM47 - Reserve for Camping &  Water Purposes - R7 -  Res 15390................................................................................................... 45

              Attachment 2:        Map - area covering Term Lease 221757, being Lot 10 on TM47 - Reserve for Camping & Water purposes................................................................ 48

 

13.8    Renewal of Term Lease 221464, being Lot B on EG266 Reserve for Camping & Water purposes, R36 Elgin - Res 4451

              Attachment 1:        Department of Natural Resources and Mines - Renewal Term Lease 2214654, being Lot B on EG266 - Reserve for Camping &  Water Purposes - R36 -  Res 4451..................................................................................................... 49

              Attachment 2:        Map - area covering Term Lease 221464, being Lot B on EG266 - Reserve for Camping & Water purposes................................................................ 52

 

13.9       Material Change of Use - "Extractive Industry" (File: 2013/18610)

              Attachment 1:        Body of Report.................................................................................... 53

              Attachment 2:        DTMR Response ............................................................................... 70

              Attachment 3:        Development Plans............................................................................. 76

 

13.10    Material Change of Use - "Extractive Industry" (File: 2013/18666)

              Attachment 1:        Body of Report.................................................................................... 78

              Attachment 2:        SARA Response................................................................................. 96

 

13.11  Material Change of Use - "Extractive Industry" and Environmentally Relevant Activity 16 - Extractive and Screening Activities (File: 2012/18422)

              Attachment 1:        Body of Report.................................................................................. 100

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

              Attachment 3:        DEHP Response .............................................................................. 118

              Attachment 4:        DNRM Response.............................................................................. 129

              Attachment 5:        DTMR Response ............................................................................. 133

 

13.2    Roma Saleyards Advisory Committee Recommendation

              Attachment :           Meeting Minutes - Roma Saleyards Advisory Committee - 31/10/13 142

 

    


Attachment 1

Confirmed Minutes - Roma CBD Advisory Committee - 22/10/13

 

Meeting:                     Roma CBD Advisory Committee Meeting

Date:                           22 October 2013

Chair:                         Cr. Cameron O’Neil               

Attendees:                 Cr. Cameron O’Neil,  Kevin Chambers,  Jacki Erickson, Ian Galloway, Gabrielle Barron,  Linette Chandler, Jim Scott, Gary Schefe,  Kym Downey &  Kelly Rogers.

 Apologies                

Resolution Number RC.18.13

 

Moved Linette Chandler                                              Seconded Ian Galloway

 

That apologies be received for Cr. Peter Flynn, Katrina Marsh, Sarah Holt, Justin Garvie & Robert Nugent for the meeting.

 

CARRIED

 

Minutes:                    

Resolution Number RC.19.13

 

Moved Gabrielle Barron                                              Seconded Jim Scott

 

That the Roma CBD Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes of 17 September 2013 be confirmed.

 

CARRIED

 

Meeting Opened:      6.09pm

Meeting Closed:        6.37pm

Next Meeting Details

This was officially recorded as the final meeting of the Roma CBD Advisory Committee.

           

Meeting Actions

 

Item

Description

Comments

Action by

When

5.0

Next Steps

That a report be collated for presentation to Council at an upcoming workshop, followed by formal endorsement of Council as specified as part of the minutes of the meeting.

Cameron O’Neil/Kelly Rogers

TBC

 

Discussion Notes:

 

Item 2              Confirmation of Minutes & Business Arising

The Chair welcomed Deputy Mayor - Cr. Scott Wason, and Graham Osborne representing The Western Star to the meeting.

 

Ian Galloway presented members a range of photographs depicting monuments, sculptures and streetscapes of locations he had observed whilst travelling.  A selection of these images will be presented as part of the committee recommendation report to Council for inspiration and representation of visual examples of what could be achieved in the Roma CBD.

 

Ian also presented members with a stylized image of a bottle tree.  This example could be used to construct a metal sculptural bottle tree for placement in a variety of locations in the Roma CBD.  These images will also be presented to Council as part of the committee recommendation report to Council.

 

 

Item 3              Tabling of Committee Member Resignation

The Chair verbally read out the letter of resignation received from member Tyson Golder, and provided attending members a copy of same. 

 

The Chair further advised that whilst he was absent from the meeting in which Council resolved to demolish the existing toilets located on Arthur street, he was fully supportive of Council’s decision in this regard, and welcomed the construction of the new toilets, which will provide for a parents amenity and access to a disabled toilet in the Roma CBD  

 

Action:

That the letter of resignation from Tyson Golder be received and noted as tabled.

 

 

 

Item 4              Endorsement of Recommendations to Council

The group discussed the content to be included as part of the committee’s report to Council, this includes-

·    Images of the alternate crossing design for McDowall, Arthur, Wyndham & Hawthorne Streets in Roma;

·    Images of sculptures, monuments & Street scapes

·    Stylized Bottle Tree designs

·    Table of recommendations (Attachment to the minutes)

 

The following additions are to be included within the table of recommendations-

Item 8

 Expand the installation of bottle tree & other sculptures beyond McDowall Street i.e. the entire Roma CBD.

Item 9

Expand description to include an audit taxi bay use in the CBD (with a view to potentially reducing the number of designated taxi bays in Wyndham Street).

Item 10

Specify service and tourism signage for location on both Quintin & Bowen Streets.

Addition of Item 11

Include the designation of disabled parking outside the Chemist on McDowall Street.

 

Members then undertook a vote on the endorsement of committee recommendations, which was recorded as follows-

Resolution Number RC.21.13

 

Moved Linette Chandler                                              Seconded Gabrielle Barron

 

That the table of committee recommendations presented, including amendments specified above, be endorsed.

 

CARRIED (unanimously)

 

Item 5              Next Steps

 

The Chair advised members that the meeting was the final meeting for the committee, having met their commitment ahead of schedule.  Items agreed for collation in a report to Council will first be presented at a workshop, followed by formal endorsement at an upcoming General Meeting of Council. 

 

The Chair formally thanked members for their commitment to representing their community, both as business owners and as shoppers.  He further indicated that the formation and work of the committee had been a very successful process in planning for redevelopment of the Roma CBD.  Whilst it was not known if all recommendations will be progressed by Council, the consideration of them would be determined through a democratic process. 

 

The Chair also advised members that he would be proposing to Council, supported by the Deputy Mayor,  that a ‘Town Improvement’ committee be formed in Roma.  Should this committee be progressed, he further invited all members to put forward a nomination to the committee.

 

The Chair also commended members for putting forward their recommendation to implement a 40km speed limit in the Roma CBD, and to introduce regulated parking, both of which were endorsed formally by Council.

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                                                                                                               Date


Attachment 2

Roma CBD Advisory Committee Recommendations

 

Roma CBD Advisory Committee Recommendations

 

‘Wish List’ Item

Technical Comment

Further Comments

Sub Committee Recommendation

Vote

In/Out

1

Where possible, utilise bottle trees to enhance Roma’s connection with the native tree

 

No change to Memorial Avenue, other than to replace trees that die.  Continue Bottle Tree plantation where possible rather than alternate natives.

Include

In

2

Consider additional parking for caravans or long vehicles

·   Each additional extended length parking bay will replace a minimum of two standard length parking bays (Parallel).

·   The QAS Carpark does not have sufficient width to allow turning of long vehicles.

·   Maybe designate streets adjacent to Woolworths? (6)

More in current car park and Wyndham & Arthur Streets (northern side of McDowall) Extend the parks (10 – 15 recommended)

Include

In

3

Utilise timber to finish off streetscape to make it more visually pleasing.

·   Consider finish to timber and associated maintenance costs

Similar to Bassett Park, of timber construction.  Placed on key intersections around landscaping, or stand alone.  Artistically part of story telling for Roma’s history.

 

In

4

Alternate CBD Crossing Design

Alternate design developed

Design to be included as part of submission to Council.

Include

In

5

Include community gathering points, both scattered and a larger combined area

·   Consider requirements for separation from vehicular traffic (fumes, noise, safety, etc)

Covered to a degree in Placemaking Plan. Street intersections identified as small gathering points.  Larger point in the Arts Precinct.  Activity based so as to not increase loitering & vandalism. Examples, kids play area, water space, markets, alfresco, art.

Include

In

6

Paint old style buildings on McDowall Street to enhance visual appeal

 

Low priority; monitor what Toowoomba Regional Council progresses.  Later phase of project.

Include

In

7

Incorporate drinking bubblers at key locations

·   Non- slip surface surrounding

·   Water main available both sides of McDowall St

Incorporate at meeting points and designed from an artistic perspective to complement theme.

Include

In

8

Bottle tree sculptures on location throughout the CBD.

 

Metal construction; include other designs in addition to bottle trees.  Tender to local artists.

Include

In

9

Pedestrian crossing on Wyndham Street

·   Possible, requires consideration of location

·   May result in loss of car parks

Refer to design as provided by Kym Downey. 

Audit of number of available taxi bays to be undertaken (with a view to reducing the number of taxi bays on Wyndham Street)

Include

In

10

CBD entry signage

 

For location on Bowen & Quintin Streets

Include

In

11

Disabled Parking

Specific location to be determined

The provision of disabled parking to be located in the vicinity of the Chemist on McDowall Street

Include

In

 


Attachment 3

Confirmed Minutes - Roma Saleyards Advisory Committee Meeting & Design Workshop - 11.09.13

 

Roma Saleyards Advisory Board Meeting & Design Workshop Minutes

Wednesday, 11th September 2013

Roma Neighbourhood Centre, Corner of Quintin & Bowens Streets

10.00am to 12.00pm

BOARD MEMBERS

Chairperson                                                  Scott Wason

           

 

Councillor Delegates                                    Peter Flynn

                                                           

Council Delegates                                        Anthony Klein

                                                                        Terry Hyland

Paul Klar

 

Vendors Representatives                            Rod Turner

                                                                        James Stinson

                                                                        Thomas Hartley

 

Buyer/ Producer Representatives              Peter Holland

 

President of Agents Associations              Duncan McLeod

Representatives       

 

Delegate of Agents Associations               Steve Goodhew

Representatives                                           

 

QLD Police Service                                      Scott Jackson

Representatives       

 

Dept of Agriculture, Fisheries &                 James (Jed) Taylor

Forestry Representatives               

           

Local transport Operator                             David Scott

Representatives                   

 

Department of Transport and                     Bruce Steele  

Main Road Representatives                       

 

Scribe                                                             Bree-Anna Kupfer- Maranoa Regional Council

 

 

 

 

 

MEETING SUMMARY

Topic

Summary

Welcome

Present/ Apologies

 

Terry Hyland welcomed all present and declared the meeting open at 10.05am.

 

Present: Scott Wason, Peter Flynn, Terry Hyland, Paul Klar, Rod Turner, Peter Holland, Bruce Steele, Bree-Anna Kupfer

 

Apologies: Anthony Klein,  David Scott, Gordon Johnson, James Stinson

 

Guests: Ashley Page – AEC Group, Owen Kleidon – StruXi Design, Nathan Harmsworth   – StruXi Design, Brandan Reid – Baker Rossow, Terry Merritt – Ashburner Francis

 

 

Saleyards Design Workshop

 

The Design Workshop commenced at 10.05am. AEC Group and StruXi Design presented regarding the Master Plan which is currently in week 13. 

 

Project Team

AEC Group

StruXi Design

Baker Rossow

Ashburner Francis

Mitchell Brandtman

 

Terms of Reference

To develop a detailed Master Plan and associated:

·    Costing

·    Financial and funding model

To provide planning advise and tools to:

·    Ensure the Roma Saleyards remains the number 1 cattle selling centre in Australia

·    Enhance the efficiencies, workflows and amenities of the existing Saleyards operations

·    Enhance transport operators efficiency at the Saleyards

·    Encourage commercial development surrounding the Saleyards

 

Project Approach

Stage 1 Start up

·    Project Inception, Literature Review, Consultation Strategy

Stage 2 Master Plan Components

·    Consultation, Scope & Focus, Civil Infrastructure, Electrical & Communications, Water/wastewater , Design workshop

Stage 3 Business Modelling

·    Cost, Revenue, Demand, Staging

Stage 4 Documentation

·    Draft Masterplan & Report, Feedback and Refinement, Final Masterplan & Report

 

Identified Opportunities or Needs

·    Do not  disrupt the Saleyard Operations

·    Improved Truck wash facilities

·    Roadhouse and heavy vehicle refuelling

·    Access for road trains

·    Tourism opportunity

·    Large format commercial/ industrial activities

·    Complimentary to Saleyard operations

 

Key Motivators

Identified through early consultation:

·    Access

·    Exposure

·    Efficiency

·    Safety

·    Environmental Care

 

Constraints

Access

·    Heavy vehicle access

·    Types 2 road trains in the future

·    Existing connections to road network

·    Traffic flow through the site

·    Parking areas

Access to Power  Services

·    Physical location of existing services

·    Capacity for additional connections

Access to Communication Services

·    Network capacity

·    Future NBN?

Access to Water Services

·    Water pressure and volume limited

Access to Sewer Services

·    Limited capacity of existing infrastructure

·    Substantial upgrade costs

Access to Gas Services

·    Is there a demand for reticulated gas on a large scale?

Access to Stormwater Services

·    Increased runoff generation: sealed surfaces and roofs, mitigation measures

·    Points of discharge: non worsening flows

·    Cleansing of discharge: removal of contaminants before leaves site

·    Opportunities for collection and use: irrigation and wash down

 

Process from here

·    Incorporate feedback from workshops

·    Revisit design and staging

·    Develop the business case

·    Draft Masterplan

·    Submit for review

·    Final Masterplan

 

The Design Workshop concluded at 11.45am.

 

 

 

 

Minutes of Previous Meeting

 

Meeting minutes from previous meeting 29th July 2013 were confirmed at 11.45am. Moved by Cr Peter Flynn. Second by Terry Hyland.

 

Business Arising from Previous  Meetings

 

There was no business arising from the previous meeting minutes.

 

Reporting on Sale Figures

 

Handout Provided.

·    The total sale throughput from 1/07/2013 – 31/08/2013 is 90,661.

·    The total sale throughput from 1/07/2012 – 31/08/2012 is 68,102. This is an increase of 22,559.

·    The total sale throughput from 1/01/2013 – 31/08/2013 is 316,935.

·    The total sale throughput from 1/01/2012 – 31/08/2012 is 224,672. This is an increase of 92, 263.

Longreach and Blackall are experiencing issues with no grass and no local suppliers which in turn is resulting in the animals being sent to Roma.

 

 

Workplace Health & Safety

 

 

There are no WH&S issues.  

 

 

Animal Welfare

 

 

The continual strive for exceptional Animal Welfare is always of importance at the Roma Saleyards. This is an ongoing process of improvement. There were no arising issues.

 

 

Contractor Report

 

 

The Contractor report from Gordon Johnson, livestock contractor, will be attained and included in the agenda for the next meeting.

 

Advertising

 

 

Currently advertising on Imparja channel during:

·    Tuesday and Thursday nights,

·    Wednesday and Friday mornings

·    During Football season Friday nights and periodically on Saturday and Sunday

Discussion in regards to other avenues of advertising will occur at the next meeting. 

 

 

Organic Spelling of Cattle

 

 

 

At this stage, the numbers for organic spelling are rather limited.

 

Business Carried to Next Meeting

 

 

·    Discussion in regards to other avenues of advertising

·    Contractor Report from Gordon Johnson

 

Confirmation of date for Future Meeting

 

 

The next Saleyards Advisory Board meeting will be held on the 31/10/2013 at 1.00pm.

 

Meeting Closed

 

Meeting was closed at 12.00pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                                                                                             Date

 

 

                                                                                                         


Attachment 4

Confirmed Minutes - Airport Advisory Committee Meeting - 02.10.13

 

 

Meeting:                             Airport Advisory Committee Meeting

Date:                                     Wednesday 2nd October 2013

Chair:                                    Cr. Joy Denton                 

Attendees:                         Cr. Joy Denton, Ben Jones MRC – Manager Airports (Roma, Injune & Surat), Kelly Rodgers Coordinator - Elected Members & Community Engagement, Community Engagement, Lyn Kajewski – Roma Tourism Association Inc, Greg Shaw, Barry McCabe – Roma Aero Club, Vickie Beitz, Robert Lethbridge

Apologies:                          Cr. Cameron O’Neil, Cr. David Schefe,  Meryl Brumpton – Flying Surgical & Flying Obstetric Service, Christopher Kerr – Care Flight Group QLD, Jon Hamer – Qantas, Shane Brumby – MI Helicopters, Keith Chandler, Rick Benham – Commerce Roma, Anthony Partridge – TransLink, Peter Flynn – Maranoa Travel Centre, Scott Rodgers – Air BP, Adrian Harding – Europcar, Anthony McDonald – Hertz Roma

 

Minutes:                             Christina Tincknell

 

Meeting Opened:           6.00pm

Meeting Closed:              7.05pm

 

Next Meeting Details

Date:                     6th November 2013                         

Time:                    6pm      

Location:             Maranoa Room, Roma Airport                  


Meeting Actions

Item

Description

Comments

When

Action By

 

2.0

 

 

Business Arising from Minutes

 

Provide  feedback to unsuccessful tender applicants on possible improvement to tender applications for future reference.

Within 2 weeks

Ben Jones

 

 

5.0

 

Terminal Seating & Kiosk Update

Follow up with QantasLink to advise on carry-on check in counter as short term solution for passenger check-in.

ASAP

Ben Jones

11.0

General Business

Consult with Telstra regarding reports of poor reception within Roma Airport Terminal.

TBA once complete

Ben Jones

Monitor progress of fault with flight board to ensure issue is resolved

TBA once complete

Ben Jones

Follow up with Greg Shaw regarding when runway and apron was last swept

9th October

Ben Jones

 

 


Discussion Notes:

 

Welcome

Cr. Denton welcomed all present and declared the meeting open at 6.10pm

 

Item 1                   Apologies

The following apologies were noted at the commencement of the meeting.

·    Cr. Cameron O’Neil

·    Meryl Brumpton – Flying Surgical & Flying Obstetric Service

·    Christopher Kerr – Care Flight Group QLD

·    Jon Hamer – Qantas

 

Item 2                   Confirmation of Minutes

Resolution AP/10.2013/05

Moved:          Lyn Kajewski                       

Seconded:   Vicki Beitz

That the Airport Advisory Committee Meeting minutes of 4th September 2013 be confirmed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 
 


               

                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business Arising from Minutes

Lyn Kajewski noted that Council are required to provide feedback to all tender applicants along with feedback on the application for unsuccessful applicants. It was discussed in a previous Airport Advisory Committee meeting that unsuccessful tender applicants should be provide feedback in relation to their application for the Airport kiosk.  Ben Jones advised that he is working through all tender applications that were submitted. It is intended that this will be completed and feedback provided within a two week time frame.

 

Item 3                   General Aviation Parking

Ben Jones advised that this item has been submitted as an Agenda item for the next Council meeting being held 9th October 2013.

 

Item 4                   Passenger Transport

Ben Jones advised that this item has been submitted as an Agenda item for the next Council meeting being held 9th October 2013. Given that the written correspondence will be sent to organisations that have committed funding to the Airport, it is appropriate that Council are aware of and support the correspondence.

 

Item 5                   Terminal Seating & Kiosk Update

Ben Jones advised that the new terminal seating arrived and has been installed. To avoid congestion when passengers are arriving or departing, as many seats as possible were installed without closing in any area that passengers normally move through. The committee discussed the need for more seating but no decision was made.

 

Ben Jones advised that the kiosk fit out is on track, with the fit out due to be finished 3rd October. Nektar Remote Hospitality advised that they will be operation the following week. 

 

The committee also requested an update on the progress of the third check-in counter. Ben Jones advised that the conveyor unit has been ordered with an advised installation date of mid November. The committee felt that this time frame was too long and discussed short term solutions to the issue. Ben advised that a carry-on luggage only counter can be made operational if QantasLink install a computer at the existing desk. The committee requested Ben follow up with QantasLink regarding this.

 

Item 6                   Surat Airport – Runway lighting

Ben Jones updated the committee on the recent notification of the Pilot Activated Lighting (PAL) not being able to be activated by an RFDS pilot. At the time of the incident an electrician manually activated the lights. The PAL System was tested the next day with a hand held air band radio, the PAL activated both times it was tested. Ben contacted the electrician to enquire as to what was required to activate the PAL, he was advised it was manually activated as per normal procedure and no fault was found.  RFDS have been notified of this.  All sites are continually being tested once a week to ensure the PAL system is working.

 

Item 7                   Injune Airport Update

Injune Airport works have been completed and the Airport is now operation to all aircraft 5700kg that receive prior permission. Avdata for Injune Airport has been ordered and is expected to arrive next week. Installation of the unit should follow within 1 to 2 weeks after delivery.

 

The committee discussed the need for Avdata across all sites as a potential revenue stream and allowing Airport staff to monitor traffic. It was noted by Cr. Denton that this topic was something for future consideration; however no decision was required by the committee at this time.

 

Item 8                   Security Checks – Liquids

Cr. Denton had received a complaint about passengers not being able to take their take-a-way coffee through the screening point. Cr. Denton requested clarification as to why this is not permitted.

Ben Jones advised that passengers are not permitted take-a-way coffee cups through the screening point as there is no way for screening staff to verify the contents of the container i.e. is there a prohibited or dangerous item concealed within the container. The contents cannot be x-rayed as the risk of the cup spilling its contents inside the x-ray machine is too great. This is standard procedure for all screened airports in Australia.

Item 9                   Secure apron signage

Ben Jones advised that the secure apron signage located on the light pole at the edge of the General Aviation (GA) apron has been located to a more visible location. The intent being that it will be clearer for GA users to see the signage advising not to cross from the unscreened apron to the screened apron.

 

 

Item 10                 AAA Regional Airport of the Year Nomination

Ben Jones advised that Council nominated Roma Airport for the Regional Airport of the Year Nomination under the category ‘Regional Airport of the Year – 50,000 to 499,999 passengers’. Roma did not win, however was highly commended as a significant and incredible achievement.

 

Cr. Denton requested an update on the terminal development. Ben Jones advised quotes have been requested for the detailed design of the development. The quotation will include full costs, timeframes and architectural, electrical, plumbing and environmental planning. The quotes are required back by 13th October.

 

Item 11                 General Business

The committee requested an update on the Mitchell Airport fence.  Ben Jones advised that he is still awaiting quotations from contractors regarding the fence.

Robert Lethbridge noted that he has been told of poor reception within the Roma Airport terminal and enquired as to any reason this might be occurring. Ben Jones advised he will consult with Telstra on this issue and report back once he receives advice from Telstra.

Robert Lethbridge also noted that the flight boards in the terminal is not up to date, which has lead to confusion for passengers boarding flights. Ben Jones advised that a recent QantasLink audit found a fault with the flight boards and a job has already been logged with the appropriate company. The committee advised Ben to monitor this to ensure the issue is resolved. 

 

The committee discussed change of venue to Council Chambers for meetings for ease of access. The committee agreed that this was the best location. It was decided that the next meeting would still be held at the Roma Airport so the committee could see the new kiosk once it was complete.

 

Greg Shaw enquired as to how often the runway and apron were swept as he found mental in his aircraft tyre on Monday 30th September (mid morning). Ben Jones advised that this task was completed once a week, but would follow up with Greg to advise when the last time this task was completed. 

 

 

Cr. Denton declared the meeting closed at 7:05pm

 

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Chair                                                                                                           Date

 

 


Attachment 1

South West Partnership Agreement

 

 

South West Health Partnership Council (SWHPC)

 Partnership Agreement

 

 

Purpose

The Health Partnership Council for the South West region of Queensland is a voluntary, collaborative, communicative and responsive group for primary health care initiatives in that area.  Members will work together to drive, inform and oversee the collaborative planning, development, implementation and review of commonly agreed health care service integration objectives and activities.

Goal

The goal of the South West Health Partnership Council is to facilitate improved health outcomes for residents through integrated, seamless systems.

Objectives

•     Identify areas of interest for collaboration that reflect existing health service provider and community health issues

•     Develop, review and implement an agreed strategic and implementation plan around areas of interest

•     Identify barriers and develop solutions for successful outcomes

•     Inform and obtain feedback from other stakeholders about relevant activities

•     Regularly review areas of interest identified to maintain the relevance and usefulness of discussions.

•     Maintain a health service map for the SW region outlining all services provided and by whom to identify gaps in services and areas of duplication.

•     Supporting an adequately trained and skilled workforce.

•     Creating a shared platform of health information for consumers.

•     Maintain respect for member colleagues, their organisations and agendas.

Timeframe

This Agreement covers the period 23 October 2013 to 31 December 2014. 

 

 

 

Membership

The South West Health Partnership Council members are drawn from executive level positions within:

•     South West Hospital and Health Service

•     Darling Downs South West Queensland Medicare Local

•     RHealth

•     Royal Flying Doctors Service

•     CWAATSICH

•     Goondir ATSICHS

•     Cunnamulla Aboriginal Corporation for Health

•     Anglicare

•     Blue Care

•     Private Allied Health representative (Vital Health)

•     CheckUp

•     SW Local Government representative (Maranoa Regional Council)

•     Queensland Police Service

•     Mental Health Services representative

Other organisations may be invited to provide expert advice to the Partnership Council, as required.

Meetings

•     The Chair is to be re-elected by the Partnership Council members at the annual planning meeting.

•     Will be a minimum of four times a year, of which one meeting will be a dedicated annual planning meeting.

•     A quorum for the Partnership Council to open and conduct business is half of the total member organisations plus one

•     The secretariat  (provided by the parent organisation of the Chair) for the Partnership Council will:

o     distribute the agenda for meetings a minimum of five working days prior to the meeting date,

o     record minutes and distribute them to all members within five working days of the meeting.

•     Membership of the council will be reviewed by the council if a member organisation is absent for more than 2 meetings a year

•     Meetings may be rotated across towns in the SW region with the option of members tele/videoconferencing in for attendance.

•     Council will aim for at least one (1) meeting per year where all members are in attendance for planning purposes and evaluation of council performance.

•     Decision making will be by majority vote by the members only after optimal consultation of all members has taken place.

Review

The South West Health Partnership Council will review this agreement annually on the dedicated planning day.

Conflict of Interest

Organisational and personal interests or biases are to be declared at the commencement of each meeting.  Generally, if the member has an organisational bias, once it is declared, the member will be able to continue to participate in discussion.  However, if it is a private interest that is declared, the Chair may direct the member to exclude themselves from participating in the relevant discussion.

Exiting/terminating membership with the SWPC

Should a member group wish to terminate their membership a letter advising of such should be tabled stating same at the next meeting of the SWHPC.

 

Definition

South West region includes the Local Government areas of Maranoa, Balonne, Paroo, Quilpie, Bulloo and Murweh.

This Agreement reflects the common understanding of the following parties:

 

 

 

 

SIGNED FOR AND ON BEHALF OF

 

South West Hospital and Health Service 

Chief Executive

 

______________________________                                ______________________________

(Sign)                                                                           (Print)

           

_____________________________                                 Date:  ______________________

(Title)

 

 

Darling Downs South West Queensland Medicare Local Limited

Chief Executive Officer

 

___________________________                                      _______________________________________

(sign)                                                                                   (sign)

 

___________________________                                      Date:  __________________________________       

(Title)

 

 

RHealth Limited

President/CEO

 

______________________________                                ______________________________

(Sign)                                                                           (Print)

           

_____________________________                                 Date:  ______________________

(Title)

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Flying Doctors Service

Chief Executive Officer

 

______________________________                                ______________________________

(Sign)                                                                           (Print)

           

_____________________________                                 Date:  ______________________

(Title)

 

 

Anglicare

CEO/Manager

 

______________________________                                ______________________________

(Sign)                                                                           (Print)

           

_____________________________                                 Date:  ______________________

(Title)

 

 

Charleville Western Areas Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Community Health Ltd (CWAATSICH)

Chief Executive Officer

 

______________________________                                ______________________________

(Sign)                                                                           (Print)

           

_____________________________                                 Date:  ______________________

(Title)

 

 

Goondir Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders Corporation for Health Services

Chief Executive Officer

 

______________________________                                ______________________________

(Sign)                                                                           (Print)

           

_____________________________                                 Date:  ______________________

(Title)

 

 

Cunnamulla Aboriginal Corporation for Health

Chief Executive Officer

 

______________________________                                ______________________________

(Sign)                                                                           (Print)

           

_____________________________                                 Date:  ______________________

(Title)

 

 

Bluecare

Regional Manager/Appointed Representative

 

______________________________                                ______________________________

(Sign)                                                                           (Print)

           

_____________________________                                 Date:  ______________________

(Title)

 

 

Vital Health

Director

 

______________________________                                ______________________________

(Sign)                                                                           (Print)

           

_____________________________                                 Date:  ______________________

(Title)

 

 

CheckUp

Chief Executive Officer

 

______________________________                                ______________________________

(Sign)                                                                           (Print)

           

_____________________________                                 Date:  ______________________

(Title)

 

 

Maranoa Regional Council

Chief Executive Officer

 

______________________________                                ______________________________

(Sign)                                                                           (Print)

           

_____________________________                                 Date:  ______________________

(Title)

 

 

 

Queensland Police Service

Regional Manager

 

______________________________                                ______________________________

(Sign)                                                                           (Print)

           

_____________________________                                 Date:  ______________________

(Title)

 

 

Mental Health Services (Appointed from within SW HHS)

Manager/Appointed Representative

 

______________________________                                ______________________________

(Sign)                                                                           (Print)

           

_____________________________                                 Date:  ______________________

(Title)

 

 

 

 


Attachment 1

Proposed Waste Fees and Charges 2013

 

Proposed Waste Fees and Charges 2013

Commercial & Industrial (C&I)

-      General waste from commercial & industrial premises

All tandem trailers, light trucks, medium rigid, heavy rigid, semi trailers etc to be weighed

$48/tonne or $15/m3 (at Waste facilities with no weighbridge – prior approval required)

Construction & Demolition (C&D)

-      Builders waste

All tandem trailers, light trucks, medium rigid, heavy rigid, semi trailers etc to be weighed

 

$48/tonne (mixed load) or $15/m3 (waste facilities with no weighbridge – prior approval required)

$24/tonne (separated load) or $8/m3 (waste facilities with no weighbridge

Concrete – clean

$30/tonne or $30/m3

C&I and C&D –

To save vehicles from having to enter site twice to be weighed.

 

Ute

$15

Trailer (6x4 Box Trailer)

$15

Ute & Trailer (6x4 Box Trailer)

$25

 

 

Dead animals

As per current fees and charges

 

 

Other regulated waste

Considered case by case upon application

 

 

Green waste – domestic

No charge

Green waste (with root balls, stumps, large trunks)

$30/tonne

Green waste – commercial

$15/tonne

Pallets & Timber Packing Crates

$15/tonne

Power Poles or treated poles

$40 per pole

 

 

Clean soil

No charge

Low level contaminated soil (suitable for day cover)

$35/tonne

High level contaminated soil (not suitable for day cover)

POA – test results required

Asbestos

$132.00/tonne

Scrap steel, car bodies, white goods

No charge

Batteries

No charge

E-waste

No charge

Motor Oil

No charge

 

 

Tyres

As per current fees and charges

 

 

Domestic Waste (excluding asbestos & tyres)

No charge

 

·    Cubic metre prices to be charged at waste facilities with no weighbridge (by prior approval only)

·    Cubic metre prices have been calculated using the volume/weight conversion factor tables provided by EHP.


Attachment 1

Applicant Request

 



Attachment 1

Applicant Request

 



Attachment 1

Application documents

 



Attachment 1

Application documents

 




Attachment 1

Department of Natural Resources and Mines - Renewal of Lease - Special Lease 200690 - Being Lot A on DL419 - Reserve for Gravel Purposes - R28 Dublin - Res 90-09A

 




Attachment 2

Map - D13/56230           Map - area covering Special Lease 200690, being Lot A on DL419 - Reserve for Gravel purposes.

 


Attachment 1

Department of Natural Resources and Mines - Renewal of Lease - Term Lease 221644 - Being Lot 25 on WV1834 - Reserve for Water Purposes - R339 Waldegrave - Res 5354

 




Attachment 2

Map - area covering Term Lease 221644, being Lot 25 on WV1834 - Reserve for Water purposes.

 


Attachment 1

Department of Natural Resources and Mines - Renewal Term Lease 221757 - Being Lot 10 on TM47 - Reserve for Camping &  Water Purposes - R7 -  Res 15390

 




Attachment 2

Map - area covering Term Lease 221757, being Lot 10 on TM47 - Reserve for Camping & Water purposes.

 


Attachment 1

Department of Natural Resources and Mines - Renewal Term Lease 2214654, being Lot B on EG266 - Reserve for Camping &  Water Purposes - R36 -  Res 4451

 




Attachment 2

Map - area covering Term Lease 221464, being Lot B on EG266 - Reserve for Camping & Water purposes.

 


Attachment 1

Body of Report

 

Background Information

 

The applicant seeks a Development Permit for a Material Change of Use to establish an “Extractive Industry”, on land at “Ballaroo” 44 Begonia Road, Roma (described as Lot 5 on SP106996).

 

The development involves extracting between 5,000t to 100,000t of quarry material per year from the “Ballaroo North Pit” (involving an operational area of approximately 52ha within a 4,510ha lot). The quarry material extracted is intended for civil construction purposes.  The operation utilises excavators, front end loaders and bulldozers. No screening activities are proposed on-site, and the activity does not require blasting.

 

The proposed hours of operation are between 6:00am to 6:00pm, 7 days a week. The operation requires a maximum of two (2) employees on-site at any one time.

 

The site will gain access from Southern Road along the eastern boundary. The quarry material will be transported on road trains equipped with side tripper trailers. The haulage route will be predominantly north on Southern Road to Roma, using an intersection onto the Warrego Highway.

 

The anticipated traffic generation is approximately 2,200 trips per annum of the heavy vehicles, and 730 trips of light and service vehicles.

 

The activity does not require permanent service connections, and proposes for an on-site amenities block. The waste generated will be removed and treated off-site.

 

The site is situated within the Rural Zone, on a lot with an area of 4,510ha. There are no sensitive receptors within 1000m of the site (the nearest being a homestead 2.8km to the north-east). The site is not located within 100m of a watercourse.

 

The Department of Transport and Main Roads assessed the application in relation to impacts on State-controlled road infrastructure, and issued concurrence agency conditions of development (refer Attachment 2).

 

The development application material submitted to Council included an Emergency Response Plan, an Activity Based Management Plan, and an Environmental Management Plan. Refer to Attachment 3 for the Proposal Plans.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Figure 1 – Site Locality (Source: SARA mapping online)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 2 – Zoning Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 3 – Agricultural Land Classification

 

Definition of Use & Assessment Status

 

The Warroo Shire Planning Scheme defines the proposed use as:

 

“Extractive Industry” -  Any premises (including access over land) used for carrying on an industry involving the extraction of sand, gravel, soil, rock, stone or similar substances from land, whether or not submerged under water. The term includes the ancillary use of such premises for:

(a) storage, loading and cartage of extracted substances;

(b) crushing, screening, washing or other treatment processes of the extracted substances;

(c) the use of any office;

(d) the use of facilities provided for the garaging or servicing of vehicles;

(e) the storage of articles used in connection with or resulting from any such activity;

(f) the use of any amenity building;

(g) the sale of articles resulting from any such activity; and

(h) any work, administration or accounting in connection with any such activity.

The term does not include the winning and processing of minerals authorised under the Mineral Resources Act 1989.

 

The application is subject to Impact Assessment and assessed against the relevant provisions of the planning scheme.  Public Notification was carried out from 6 September 2013 to 27 September 2013.  No submissions were received during this period.

 

 

Assessment against the Planning Scheme

 

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

 

2.2.1 The Economy

 

a.   The Shire has a predominantly agricultural-based economy. Future economic activity has built on the Shire’s agricultural and other natural resources (including gas, minerals and extractive materials).

 

The proposed development is for an extractive industry, contributing to the needs of civil construction within the region.

 

b.   Other non-agricultural/ non-natural resource-based forms of land use or development have not compromised the ecologically sustainable use of the Shire’s economic resources.

 

The proposed development involves the extraction of a natural resource (quarry material).

 

c.   The tourism industry is based on the Shire’s location, cultural heritage and rural character.

 

The proposed development will not detract from any tourism activities within the region.

 

d.   The Shire is economically strong and is an attractive place to live, work, conduct business and visit.

 

The proposed development provides for a product (quarry material) needed for civil construction purposes, thereby contributing to growth of the regional economy.

 

2.2.2 Cultural, Economic, Physical and Social Well-being

 

a.   Elements that collectively create the Shire character are conserved and/or enhanced:

i.    corridors of intact vegetation following the Maranoa and Balonne Rivers are maintained;

ii.   the ecological diversity of the Thomby Range is intact;

iii.  the traditional rural township character of Surat and the surrounding district are maintained ;

iv.  Surat has a compact urban area with a range of housing choices meeting community needs, and a distinct boundary with the rural environment; and

v.   Outlying settlements have consolidated and include a range of low-order community facilities and services meeting local resident needs.

 

The proposed development is a relatively low impact industry (no blasting involved), and can be appropriately conditioned to mitigate any environmental impacts.

 

b.   Places of cultural heritage significance in the Shire are effectively conserved. New development has sensitively responded to these places.

 

The subject site is not located in proximity to any known places of cultural heritage significance.

 

c.   A range of business ventures have established including home occupations. The Shire’s urban and rural communities are provided with services, facilities and employment opportunities that meet community needs.

 

The proposed development provides a product (quarry material) needed for civil construction purposes, and therefore satisfies a general community need.

 

d.   The town of Surat, together with outlying settlements, provide a strong community focus.

 

The proposed development will not impact adversely on the town of Surat or the outlying settlements.

 

e.   Physical and social infrastructure is efficiently provided at sufficient levels that maintain acceptable environmental standards.

 

The proposed development can be appropriately conditioned to require that all necessary infrastructure components are provided.

 

f.    The Shire has transport corridors and facilities, including the aerodrome, that facilitate safe and efficient movement of people and goods.

 

The proposed development includes a suitable haulage route. The Department of Transport and Main Roads have assessed the application in terms of State-controlled infrastructure and have provided concurrence agency conditions of development. 

 

g.   A network of local roads and a mix of land uses provide for maximum accessibility for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.

 

The proposal does not include the construction of any new roads.

 

h.   Development is located and operated in a manner that minimises risks and hazards, such as bushfire and flooding and impacts on surrounding uses.

 

The proposed development includes an Emergency Response Plan, an Activity Based Management Plan, and an Environmental Management Plan.  These plans will be included in the conditions of development to address any hazard risks. 

 

i.    Conflicts between different activities in urban areas have been minimised.

 

The subject site is located within the rural area.

 

j.    On-going activities in industrial and commercial areas operate to high environmental standards.

 

The subject site is located within the rural area.

 

2.2.3 Ecological and Natural Systems

 

a.   The health of ecological systems and the biodiversity they support is maintained:

i.    areas with significant nature conservation values are protected;

ii.   the natural environment is integrated into the urban and rural fabric;

iii.  water supply, stormwater and effluent control is provided to a standard that has avoided risk to the environment; and

iv.  adverse environmental impacts have been avoided or minimised.

 

The subject site contains remnant vegetation and a watercourse; however the proposed activity will be undertaken outside these areas and provides for a suitable buffer. The development can be conditioned to address matters relating to mitigating any environmental impacts.

 

b.   Development at a catchment level is undertaken in a sustainable and integrated manner:

i.    the viability of agricultural lands is protected;

ii.   water resources, water quality and environmental flow regimes within and leaving the Shire are protected;

iii.  salinity and soil degradation are effectively managed;

iv.  riparian areas of high ecological and physical integrity are protected; and

v.   flood plains have been managed to ensure natural drainage regimes are conserved and flooding risks are minimised.

 

The subject site is identified as containing Class A and Class 2 agricultural land; however the proposed activity will be carried out only within the Class 2 area (minimal agricultural potential, suited for nature forestry). The proposed development is suitably located within the rural area, will operate within a relatively small portion of the site, and will not prejudice the balance area from being utilised for agricultural purposes.

 

 

Overall Outcomes for the Rural Zone

 

Section 3.6 of the planning scheme identifies overall outcomes providing direction about relevant assessment issues.  The overall outcomes for the Rural Zone are detailed below:

 

3.6.1.1 General

 

a.   Land within this area is primarily intended for a range of rural purposes, including grazing and some irrigated and dry-land agriculture activities, suited to topographic and climatic characteristics.

 

Given that the proposed development is for an extractive industry for a resource predominantly found within rural areas, and that the development can be appropriately conditioned to address any matter relating to environmental and amenity impacts, it is considered that the proposed use is suitable for the site.

 

b.   Within this zone, new intensive and rural based industries will be buffered and sufficiently separated from the Shire’s towns, villages and rural residential communities. It is intended that such intensive and rural based industries do not adversely impact on the amenity or infrastructure of these areas.

 

The proposed development is suitably located in terms of providing a buffer to existing townships and sensitive receptors.

 

c.   Industrial uses associated with rural production, or which have requirements such that they could not be located in the Industry Zone, may be permitted. It is intended that such development will have minimal impacts, environmentally and otherwise, on surrounding areas. The development of extractive industries may also be favourably considered, where they would not unacceptably impact on the Shire’s infrastructure, environmental assets, and natural resources. Industry uses are to provide arrangements to ensure an appropriate level of access and other services.

 

Given that the proposed development is for an extractive industry for a resource predominantly found within rural areas, and that the development can be appropriately conditioned to address any matter relating to environmental and amenity impacts, it is considered that the proposed use is suitable for the site.

 

d.   It is intended that commercial uses will perform a service to the travelling public, add value to primary products, or otherwise have a need to be located on the proposed site to serve the local needs of the surrounding rural area. However, the Commercial Zone in the town of Surat is the primary focus for commercial development.

 

Not applicable. The proposal is for an industrial use (extractive industry).

 

e.   It is intended that tourist-related uses developed in this zone be suitably buffered from agricultural land uses, do not alienate good quality agricultural land from production, and do not result in adverse environmental impacts. The development of tourist uses that complement rural activities, or otherwise are rural-themed, are supported.

 

Not applicable. The proposal is for an industrial use (extractive industry).

 

f.    Council will not support any proposal that would result in unplanned expansion of the town of Surat or would otherwise result in a lack of orderly development. Notwithstanding this, facilities and services are encouraged in existing outlying settlements where they would consolidate such communities, and where the services would otherwise provide for the local or convenience needs of residents.

 

Not applicable. The proposal is for an industrial use (extractive industry), and does not constitute an unplanned expansion of a town or out-of-sequence development.

 

g.   Development at an urban scale, and rural residential development, is not intended for this Zone. Development involving subdivision in this Zone must have regard to long-term farm viability and the carrying capacity of land holdings.

 

Not applicable. The proposal is for an industrial use (extractive industry).

 

3.6.1.2 Good Quality Agricultural Land

 

a.   Certain land within this zone has been identified as good quality agricultural land in accordance with State Planning Policy 1/92: Development and the Conservation of Agricultural Land; and the associated Planning Guidelines: The Identification of Good Quality Agricultural Land.

 

The subject site is identified as containing Class A and Class 2 agricultural land; however the proposed activity will be carried out only within the Class 2 area (minimal agricultural potential, suited for nature forestry). The proposed development is suitably located within the rural area, will operate within a relatively small portion of the site, and will not prejudice the balance area from being utilised for agricultural purposes.

 

b.   Mapping of good quality agricultural land resources has been by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines. Land is defined in four classes and these are identified in Map 3 – Agricultural land Classification. Where required, it is expected that detailed or site specific investigations would more clearly define the extent of good quality agricultural land.

 

Not required. The proposed development will be carried out over land identified as Class 2 GQAL and will not prejudice the balance area of the site from being utilised for agricultural purposes.

 

c.   It is intended that any proposed development would facilitate the productive use of the land or will provide for its conservation or sustainable use in the longer term. All land within this area is to be protected from development that would result in either its fragmentation, alienation from agricultural use or diminished productivity.

 

The proposed development will be carried out over a relatively small portion of the overall site (an operational area of 52ha within a 4,510ha lot) and will not prejudice the balance area of the site from being utilised for agricultural purposes.

 

d.   The amalgamation of land titles will be encouraged in order to facilitate more co-ordinated land management practices and to preserve agricultural options in the longer term.

 

Not applicable. The proposed development does not involve the reconfiguring of a lot.

 

General Development Code

 

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

 

Relevant specific outcomes – General Development Code

Assessment responses

General

S1 Premises provide for:

·    a vehicle crossing or crossings, from the carriageway to the frontage of the land, constructed and finished to standards sufficient to accommodate expected vehicle use;

·    a footpath formation that matches acceptable adjoining conditions or is in keeping with the required profile for roads in the locality;

·    pedestrian pavement where in the Residential or Commercial Zone /Town of Surat;

·    appropriate kerb and channelling other than along rural roads;

·    construction and pavement of the road as required to meet design and treatment standards appropriate to the locality; AND

·    alteration or repair to existing road pavements, kerb and channelling, footpath or drainage works, required as a result of the construction works for the development at no cost to the Council or other road authority.

 

The site will gain vehicle access via Southern Road.

 

The development can be conditioned to address any matters relating to vehicle access.

 

The Department of Transport and Main Roads have assessed the development in relation to impacts on road infrastructure and have imposed conditions of approval.

 

 

Water Supply & Sewerage Disposal

S2 A safe and reliable supply of potable and general use water is provided for each premises including, where available, connection to an approved reticulated system.

 

The site is located outside of Council’s reticulated water supply system area. Given the nature if the activity, only a minimal water supply is required.

 

The development can be conditioned to address any matters relating to a water supply.

 

S3 Treatment and disposal of effluent is provided for on-site and does not:

·    increase any adverse ecological impacts, particularly on any nearby sensitive receiving environments, as a result of the system or increasing the cumulative effect of systems in the locality;

·    increase any health risks during a system failure;

·    deteriorate the water quality of existing and/or proposed water supplies;

·    limit the sustainable disposal of domestic effluent.

 

The site is located outside of Council’s reticulated sewerage system area. Given the nature of the activity, a permanent effluent disposal system is not required.

 

The development can be conditioned to address any matters relating to effluent disposal.

Electricity and Communication

S4 Electricity and telephone services are provided in a timely, cost effective and efficient manner.

 

Given the nature of the activity, a constant electricity supply or connection to a landline are not required.

 

The proposal includes the use of a portable / mobile generator (when required), and the use of CB Radios and mobile telephones.

 

Stormwater Management

S5 On-site drainage does not adversely affect adjoining land or the downstream stormwater system.

 

The proposed stormwater management includes the use of a diversion bank on the uphill slope of the site. Water will then be diverted into a nearby grazing paddock for dispersal. Stormwater from within the site will be retained in a sump and will be used for dust suppression. Any excess water will be diverted into a nearby grazing paddock.

 

The development can be conditioned to address any matters relating to stormwater management.

 

Matters relating to environmental impacts will be assessed by the Department of Environment & Heritage Protection as part of the ERA application.

 

S6 Security of tenure for rights to convey and/or discharge stormwater is obtained.

 

Any collected stormwater is to be dispersed within the subject site.

Flooding and Damage

S7 The major drainage network has the capacity to control stormwater flows under normal, and minor system blockage conditions for a 1 in 100 year rainfall event

Not applicable. The proposal does not include any permanent buildings or structures, and will not affect any major drainage network.

 

 

Protection of Utilities

S8 Alterations and/or repairs are provided by the developer to public utility mains, services or installation and drainage works where necessitated by building, operational or drainage works for the premises.

 

Not applicable. The proposal does not include any works on public utilities.

Vehicle Access, Parking and On-site Movement

S9 Access driveways are located to minimise conflicts and designed to operate efficiently and safely taking into account:

·    the size of the parking area;

·    the amount and type of vehicle traffic;

·    the type of use (e.g. long-term, short term, regular, casual);

·    road frontage traffic conditions; and

·    the capacity of the adjoining street system.

The proposed activity is located on a relatively large lot within the rural zone, with sufficient area for vehicle parking and manoeuvring.

 

The proposed access point is onto Southern Road. The development can be conditioned to address any matters relating to vehicle access.

 

The Department of Transport and Main Roads have assessed the development in relation to impacts on road infrastructure and have imposed conditions of approval.

 

S10 All vehicles using the site are able to enter and exit the site in forward gear (excluding dwelling houses)

AND

The on-site circulation system provides adequate and safe access to all parking, loading/unloading and manoeuvring areas

 

The site provides a sufficient area for vehicles entering and exiting the site in a forward gear, and for a suitable on-site circulation system to be put in place.

S11 On-site queuing and set down/pick up facilities are provided for development for the purposes of any:

·    caravan park (reception area);

·    catering premises (with drive through facilities)

·    hotel (with drive through facilities);\

·    motel (reception area);

·    service station;

·    shop; and

·    transport terminal.

 

Not applicable.

S12 Functional on-site vehicle parking is provided in convenient, attractive and safe locations.

 

The site provides sufficient area for on-site vehicle parking.

S13 Sufficient on-site vehicle parking spaces are provided to accommodate the amount and type of vehicle traffic to be generated by the development.

 

The planning scheme does not prescribe a specific number of carparking spaces for an extractive industry. Given the nature of the activity (requiring only two employees) and the large size of the site, it is considered that sufficient parking area are available.

 

Earthworks, Filling and Excavation

S14 Earthworks:

·    do not cause Environmental Harm;

·    do not impact adversely on the visual amenity or privacy of surrounding premises including public places;

·    minimise impact on natural landforms or drainage patterns;

·    do not cause instability on site when earthworks is completed; and

·    do not adversely impact on the visual significance of the site.

 

The proposal can be appropriately conditioned to address any matters relating to earthworks.

S15 Retaining walls and batters are designed, constructed and landscaped to:

·    minimise the height of retaining walls and batter faces;

·    minimise the visual impact on any public place or adjoining land; and

·    ensure the stability and longevity of the retaining walls and batters and the safety of people and properties.

 

Not applicable.

S16 The environmental values of receiving watercourses are protected.

 

The proposed development provides for an appropriate buffer area to watercourses.

 

Matters relating to environmental impacts will be assessed by the Department of Environment & Heritage Protection as part of the ERA application.

 

S17 Earthworks and excavations do not encroach upon or disrupt utility services.

Not applicable.

Landscaping

S18 Landscaping is provided to a high quality appearance and improves the visual amenity and streetscape values of the area.

Given the nature of the activity (relatively low impact extractive industry) and the location of the site (with the closest homestead being approximately 2.8km to the north-east), it is considered that landscaping is not required.

 

Signage

S19 Signage is designed such that it:

·    is of a high quality appearance and is visually attractive;

·    is legible and readily communicates necessary information;

·    meets demonstrated corporate identity requirements;

·    is for a recognised community organisation or activity/project.

The proposed signage is minimal.

S20 Signage is constructed in a manner to ensure public safety.

 

The proposed sign is less than 3m in height above ground level and less than 5sqm, therefore does not require an engineering certification.

 

Lighting

S21 Outdoor lighting does not detrimentally affect the safety or wellbeing of any pedestrian, cyclist or motorist through inappropriate light emissions from development that reduce the ability of transport users to see essential details of the route ahead, including signage.

 

Not applicable. Lighting is not required.

S22 Outdoor lighting:

·    provides a sense of security;

·    is consistent with the character of the local area; and

·    does not cause unreasonable disturbance or nuisance because of emission of light.

 

Not applicable. Lighting is not required.

S23 Outdoor sports lighting meets the visual requirements of the use and does not cause an unreasonable disturbance of nuisance to adjoining uses because of light emissions.

Not applicable. Lighting is not required.

Aerodrome Operations

Development, including buildings,

structures (including aerials and the like) and vegetation, is not of a height that may impact on the operation of the aerodrome facility

Not applicable. The site is not located within 100m of the Surat Aerodrome.

 

 

Rural Code

 

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

 

Relevant specific outcomes – Rural  Code

Assessment responses

General

S1 Development is carried out in

accordance with best management

practices so as to:

·    maintain water quality;

·    prevent soil erosion and land slip;

·    avoid other adverse impacts on the site or the surrounding area.

The applicant has submitted an Emergency Response Plan, an Activity Based Management Plan, and an Environmental Management Plan.

Matters relating to environmental impacts will be assessed by the Department of Environment & Heritage Protection as part of the ERA application.

 

Amenity

S2 Development maintains visual amenity and rural character.

 

The proposal is a relatively low-impact extractive industry (not requiring blasting), and will not impact adversely on the locality (the closest homestead being 2.8km to the north-east). The development can be conditioned to address any matters relating to impact on amenity.

 

 

S3 The proposed development is

designed, located and constructed to:

·    contribute to the character of the rural area;

·    provide adequate privacy, sunlight, ventilation, private open space and vehicle access and parking;

·    a density that reflects the intended character of the area; and

·    preserve or enhance the amenity of adjoining land.

 

The proposed development will occupy a relatively small portion of the lot, can be conditioned to mitigate any impacts on local amenity, and therefore will not impact adversely on the local character.

S4 The development does not impact on the amenity of the locality.

The development can be conditioned to address any matters relating to protecting the local amenity.

 

Vegetation Protection

S5 The development does not impact on remnant vegetation through grazing or edge effects, such as weed or pest infestation.

 

The proposed development provides for a suitable buffer (minimum 100m) to areas identified as remnant vegetation.

 

Safety

S6 Development on properties containing the designated gas pipeline provide a suitable separation distance between the development to maintain pipeline integrity and safety.

 

Not applicable. The site does not contain a designated gas pipeline.

Cultural Heritage Protection

S7 Development does not impact on

compromising the cultural heritage

values of a item listed in Planning

Scheme Policy 4; and

 

Not applicable. The site is not identified as containing any cultural heritage value.

Natural Watercourses Buffers

S8 Buffers of sufficient width are provided to ensure the conservation of the watercourses designated on Map 1a.

 

The proposed development provides for a suitable buffer (minimum 100m) to watercourses.

Good Quality Agricultural Land

S9 Non-rural activities are designed, sited and managed to avoid loss of good quality agricultural land and minimise conflict with agricultural uses.

 

The subject site is identified as containing Class A and Class 2 agricultural land; however the proposed activity will be carried out only within the Class 2 area (minimal agricultural potential, suited for nature forestry). The proposed development is suitably located within the rural area, will operate within a relatively small portion of the site, and will not prejudice the balance area from being utilised for agricultural purposes.

 

Protection of Extractive Resources & Operations

S10 Extractive resources and operations are protected from development that sterilises these extractive resources and operations.

 

Not applicable. The proposed development does not include a sensitive receptor.

Infrastructure

S11 Development provides for

environmentally sustainable disposal of on-site wastes, including waste-water, so that there are no significant adverse impacts on the quality of any surface water or ground water resource.

 

The development can be conditioned to address any matters relating to provision of any infrastructure components.

Residence

S12 The establishment of a caretakers residence where resulting in more than one dwelling house on a lot in the Rural Zone must not have an adverse impact on the environment or

agricultural viability.

 

Not applicable. The proposal does not include a caretaker’s residence.

Intensive Animal Husbandry Practices

S13 to S19

Not applicable to the proposed development.

 

 

 

Extractive Industry Code

 

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

 

Relevant specific outcomes – Extractive Industry  Code

Assessment responses

Safety

S1 Development operates to a high

standard of public safety.

 

The development can be conditioned to address any matters relating to site access and safety.

 

Haulage Roads

S2 The impact of extractive industries on roads is minimised.

 

The proposed haulage route is north onto Southern Road to Roma, intersecting with the Warrego Highway.

 

The development can be conditioned to address any matters relating to road infrastructure.

 

The Department of Transport and Main Roads have assessed the application in terms of State-controlled infrastructure and have provided concurrence agency conditions of development. 

 

Amenity

S3 The extractive industry ensures that the general amenity of the locality is protected.

 

The proposal is a relatively low-impact extractive industry (not requiring blasting), and will not impact adversely on the locality (the closest homestead being 2.8km to the north-east). The development can be conditioned to address any matters relating to impact on amenity.

 

Environmental Impacts

S4 Development ensures that likely

adverse impacts on ecological and

hydrological processes are adequately mitigated.

 

Matters relating to the mitigation of the environmental impacts will be assessed by the Department of Environment & Heritage Protection as part of the ERA application.

 

 

Rehabilitation

S5 The site is rehabilitated in a manner that will avoid diverse impact on ecological or hydrological processes

 

The development can be conditioned to address any matters relating site rehabilitation.

 

 

Submissions

 

Public notification was carried out between 6/9/13 and 27/9/13, and no submissions were received.

 

Assessment Summary

 

Although the planning scheme requires Impact Assessment for the proposed use, there is no conflict with the intent of the Warroo Shire Planning Scheme.  The development is a relatively low impact activity appropriately located within the Rural area.  The development is consistent with the amenity of the immediate locality and will not prejudice rural activities within the Rural Zone.

 


Attachment 2

DTMR Response

 







Attachment 3

Development Plans

 



Attachment 1

Body of Report

 

1.0       Background information

 

The proposed development is for “Extractive Industry”, being two pits for the extraction of gravel for civil construction purposes. The activity involves the extraction of between 5,000t to 100,000t of gravel per annum, with the two pits having operational areas of approximately 25ha and 30ha respectively.

 

The activity involves strip mining techniques, excavating to a depth of approximately 3000mm, with no blasting required. As well as extraction, the activity includes the crushing, screening, stockpiling and distribution of gravel material.

 

The activity does not require any permanent buildings or structures, and includes the use of moveable offices and amenities on site. The site currently contains a dwelling house, to be used as a caretaker’s residence.

 

The activity requires a maximum of six (6) employees on-site at any one time, and two (2) off-site in administration. The proposed hours of operation are 6:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Saturday.

 

The proposal includes three vehicle access points (one for each pit and one for the residence), one onto Crossroads Road, along the northern boundary of the site, and two onto a road reserve along the eastern boundary.

 

The activity requires the use of “truck and dog” haul trucks and double road trains, with an estimated frequency of 5,000 and 625 annual movements respectively.  The anticipated haul route will predominately be west from the site along Crossroads Road, then turning either north or south at the intersection of Horse Creek Road. A small portion will travel east from the site, and terminate their trips before using any state-controlled roads.

 

There are no sensitive receptors located within 1000m of the proposed work areas, other than the existing residence on-site located approximately 515m south of a pit.  The proposal does not include clearing of any remnant vegetation, and will maintain a buffer area to significant vegetation and watercourses.

 

The applicant has provided a Site Based Management Plan, prepared by Struxi Design Pty Ltd.

 

The State Assessment & Referral Agency as a Concurrence Agency for the development have carried out an assessment in relation to any potential impacts on transport infrastructure, and have issued conditions of development (refer to Attachment 2).

 

Although the proposed development constitutes an “environmentally relevant activity” under the Environmental Protection Act 1994, the proposed thresholds do not constitute a “concurrence ERA” under the Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009, and therefore does not trigger referral. An application for the relevant Environmental Authority is to be submitted to the Department of Environment & Heritage Protection as a separate application.

 

The applicant has prepared a full report for submission to Maranoa Regional Council.  The proposal plans as included in the report are illustrated below -  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

"Extractive Industry" means any premises used for the winning or treatment on the land or on adjacent land, of gravel, rock, sand, soil, stone, or other similar materials. The term does not include the removal of materials authorised by Section 32(13) of the Local Government Act 1993, or mining within the meaning of the Mineral Resources Act 1989.

 

The proposed use also constitutes “Environmentally Relevant Activity 16(2)(a) and 16(3)(a) - Extractive and Screening Activities” under the Environmental Protection Act 1994, defined as follows:

·    Threshold 2(a) – extracting, other than by dredging, 5,000t to 100,000t of material in a year

·    Threshold 3(a) – screening, in a year, 5,000t to 100,000t of material in a year

 

“Material” includes clay, gravel, loam, rock, sand and other substance found in the earth.

 

The site is situated at land at 824 Crossroads Road, Jackson North QLD 4426, and described as Lot 6 & 7 on WV40 (refer Figure 1 - Locality Plan, and Figure 2 – Site Boundaries).

 

Figure 1 - Locality Plan                                     Source: Whereis 2013


 

Figure 2 – Site Boundaries                              Source: SARA Mapping Online 2013

 

The site is situated in the Rural Zone of the Bendemere Shire Planning Scheme 2006 (refer Figure 3 - Zoning).

Figure 3 - Zoning                

 

The site is predominantly vacant and contains a dwelling house (situated approximately 515m south from proposed pit 2). The surrounding land uses are predominantly rural grazing land, including homesteads, and also resource sector activities – the Woleebee Lateral Pipeline is planned to be located north of the subject site, running east-west (refer Figure 4 - Aerial Photograph).

Existing house

 
Figure 4 - Aerial Photograph                          Source: Google Earth 2012

 

 

 

 

3.0       Assessment against the planning scheme

 

Impact assessment

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

(a)  the State planning regulatory provisions;

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

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

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

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

(ii)  the planning scheme as being appropriately reflected in the planning scheme;

(e)  any applicable codes in the following instruments—

(i)   a structure plan;

(ii)  a master plan;

(iii) a temporary local planning instrument;

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

(v)  a planning scheme;

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

 

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

 

Public notification was carried out from 6 September 2013 to 27 September 2013.  No properly made submissions were received during this period.

 

Proposed use, with conditions, is not 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 Outcomes

 

The Desired Environmental Outcomes (DEOs) are based on ecological sustainability established by IPA and are the basis for the measures of the planning scheme.  Compliance is outlined below:

 

(a)  Environment

 

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

 

The site is identified as containing portions of remnant vegetation. The proposal includes a buffer area, and will not result in the removal of any vegetation, or impact on any other adjoining environmentally significant areas, including wetlands, habitats, corridors and open spaces.   

 

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

 

Any environmental impacts in terms of land degradation can be appropriately controlled by way of the mitigation measures detailed in the Site Based Management Plan, and by way of conditions of development.

 

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

 

Any environmental impacts, in terms of ecological sustainability, can be appropriately controlled by way of the mitigation measures detailed in the Site Based Management Plan, and by way of conditions of development.

 

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

 

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

 

(b)  Economic

 

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

 

Portions of the site are identified as containing GQAL. The proposed development represents a resource which is predominantly located within rural areas. The proposed development will be operated within two relatively small sections of the site and will not adversely impact on the ability of the balance area of the site to be used as grazing land.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The proposed development will service the community and region by establishing two gravel pits for the extraction of material for civil construction purposes.  The proposed development will encourage economic activity within the region.

 

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

 

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

 

(c)  Community Well-Being & Lifestyle

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

 

The proposed development will gain vehicle access to the existing road network via the Crossroads Road and an unnamed road reserve.  Due to the nature of the use, the site will be provided with an electricity generator, on-site water storage and a temporary and relocatable sewerage disposal system.

 

(ii)  Rural residential and urban residential development occurs in distinct localities that provide a sense of community, amenity, services, and a safe, affordable living environment, whilst maintaining rural amenity of the shire. The role of Yuleba and Wallumbilla townships as the main business and community centres of the shire is consolidated.

 

The proposed development is for an extractive industry.

 

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

 

The proposed development is not considered to be a sensitive land use and will not adversely impact on the current or future operations of established infrastructure networks. 

 

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

 

Given the temporary nature of the activity, permanent buildings and structures are not required. Therefore any adverse effects from natural hazards are considered minimal and can be appropriately mitigated.

 

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

 

The proposed development is for a low-impact extractive industry, suitably located within the Rural Zone, and will not affect housing types within the region.

 

Overall Outcomes for Rural Zone Code

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

 

(a)   reflects the economic potential of the rural area

 

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

 

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

 

The proposed extractive industry is suitably located within the Rural Zone, and will not impact adversely on the surrounding uses.

 

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

 

Any environmental impacts can be appropriately controlled by way of the mitigation measures detailed in the Site Based Management Plan, and by way of conditions of development.      

 

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

 

A portion of the site is identified as GQAL. The proposed development represents a resource which is predominantly located within rural areas. The proposed development will be operated within two relatively small sections of the site and will not adversely impact on the ability of the balance area of the site to be used as grazing land.

 

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

 

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

 

(f)    maintains the rural amenity

 

Matters relating to environmental and amenity impacts can be suitably controlled by way of conditions of development, to ensure the protection of the rural amenity.

 

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

 

The proposed development will be located within two relatively small areas within the site. It is considered that subject to the recommended conditions of approval, the proposed development will not prejudice or adversely impact on other uses, including established uses within other Zones.

 

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

 

The proposed development includes vehicle access points and connection to the road network, suitable for the use.

 

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

 

The site is identified as containing protected areas (remnant vegetation), however the proposal includes suitable buffers to these areas.  

 

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

 

The existing residence is connected with appropriate infrastructure.  An electricity generator, on-site water storage and a temporary and relocatable sewerage disposal system will be required as a condition of development.

 

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

 

The site is identified as containing medium bushfire hazard risk areas. Given the nature of the development, it is considered that there is minimal risk to either people and property. Hazard mitigation can be appropriately addressed by way of conditions of development.

 

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

 

On-site water supply and sewerage disposal system will be required as a condition of development.

 

(m)  does not impact adversely on infrastructure

 

Any impacts on infrastructure can be appropriately addressed by way of conditions of approval.

 

 

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

 

Rural Zone Code

 

Performance Criteria

Assessment responses

A.   A. For all the Rural Zone

1. Infrastructure

PC 1 Electricity

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

The existing residence is currently connected to an electricity supply. The proposed development will be provided with a generator to service the sites, which will be a condition of development.

 

PC 2 Water Supply

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

 

The existing residence is currently provided with a rainwater tank. The proposed development will be provided with a non-potable water supply (mainly for dust suppression) from the proposed sediment ponds and property dams.

 

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 two sites will be provided with temporary, transportable effluent disposable facilities. Conditions of approval will require effluent to be disposed of in accordance with Schedule 5 – “Standards for Sewerage Supply”.

 

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 water-logging of nearby land; and

(c) protect and maintain environmental values.

Stormwater and inter-allotment drainage will be required to be collected and discharged in accordance with the relevant standards, as a condition of development.

PC 5 Vehicle Access

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

The proposed vehicle access to the gravel pits is via three separate crossovers – one onto Crossroads Rd along the northern boundary, and two onto an unnamed road along the eastern boundary. The internal site roads are to be gravel sheeted.

 

The design and construction of vehicle access points and internal roads, and upgrades (where required) of the local road network will be addressed by conditions of development.

 

PC 6 Parking and manoeuvring

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

The proposed activity is located on a relatively large lot within the Rural Zone, with sufficient area for vehicle parking and manoeuvring.

 

 

PC 7 Roads

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

 

 

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

PC 8.1 Highways

The Warrego Highway is maintained and enhanced as a link between major centres.

 

PC 8.2 State Controlled Roads

Development adjacent to State Controlled

Roads is located to ensure safe and efficient use of the highway and maintain the integrity of the highway as a commuter link

 

PC 8.3 Noise Sensitive Developments

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

 

N/A – The proposed development is not located contiguous to a state-controlled road. SARA was a concurrence agency for the application and have set conditions of development (refer to Attachment 2).

PC 9 Gas and Oil Pipelines

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

 

N/A - The proposed development is not located within 100m of an existing pipeline.  

PC 10 Refuse Tips and Effluent Treatment Plants

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

 

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

PC 11.1 Rail Corridors

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

 

PC 11.2 Noise Attenuation

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

 

N/A - The proposed development is not located in close proximity to any existing rail corridor.

 

 

PC 12 Electricity Transmission Line

Easement – Vegetation

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

 

N/A - The subject site is not located in close proximity to any electricity transmission line easement.

 

PC 13 Electricity Transmission Line

Easement – Separation Distance

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

 

N/A - The subject site is not located in close proximity to any electricity transmission line easement.

 

2. Environment

PC 14 Watercourses

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

 

The proposed development will not be located within 10 metres of a high bank or watercourse.

 

Matters relating to the mitigation of environmental impacts can be appropriately addressed in the conditions of development.

 

PC 15 Flooding

Premises are designed and located so as:

(a) not to be adversely impacted upon by

flooding;

(b) to protect life and property; and

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

 

The site is not identified as located within a known flood area.

 

Matters relating to stormwater management can be appropriately addressed in the conditions of development.

PC 16 Air Emissions

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

 

Air emissions are proposed to be managed in accordance with the Site Based Management Plan.

 

Matters relating to minimising air emissions will be assessed by the Department of Environment & Heritage Protection as part of the ERA application.

 

PC 17 Noise Emissions

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

 

Noise emissions are proposed to be managed in accordance with the Site Based Management Plan.

 

Matters relating to minimising noise emissions will be assessed by the Department of Environment & Heritage Protection as part of the ERA application.

 

PC 18 Water Quality

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

(a) the biological integrity of aquatic ecosystems;

(b) recreational use;

(c) supply as drinking water after minimal treatment;

(d) agricultural use; or

(e) industrial use.

 

Matters relating to maintaining water quality will be assessed by the Department of Environment & Heritage Protection as part of the ERA application.

 

PC 19 Excavation and Filling

Excavation and filling of land ensures:

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

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

 

Matters relating to excavation and filling can be appropriately addressed in the conditions of development.

PC 20 Construction Activities

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

 

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

PC 21 Good Quality Agricultural Land

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

 

A portion of the site is identified as GQAL. The proposed development represents a resource which is predominantly located within rural areas. The proposed development will be operated within two relatively small sections of the site and will not adversely impact on the ability of the balance area of the site to be used as grazing land.

PC 22 Vegetation Retention

Development retains vegetation for the:

(a) protection of scenic quality;

(b) protection of general habitat;

(c) protection of soil quality; and

(d) establishment of open space corridors and networks

 

The proposal includes appropriate buffer areas to significant vegetation.

PC 23 Protected Areas

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

 

The proposal does not include clearing of remnant vegetation.

PC 24 Sloping Land

Development is undertaken to ensure:

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

(b) safety of persons and property is not compromised

 

No development is proposed to be undertaken on slopes greater than 15%.

 

PC 25 Bushfire Hazard Area

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

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

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

 

The site is identified as containing medium bushfire hazard risk areas. Given the nature of the development, it is considered that there is minimal risk to either people or property. Mitigation can be appropriately addressed by way of conditions of development.

 

PC 26 Character Buildings

Development adjacent to buildings identified as heritage or character buildings in Schedule 10 incorporates design features, materials and details that blend with the existing character.

 

N/A – The development is not located in close proximity to any heritage or character buildings.

PC 27 Cultural Heritage

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

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

Specific Land Uses

PC 28 – Catteries and Kennels

N/A – The proposed development is for Extractive Industry

PC 29-32 – Commercial Premises

N/A – The proposed development is for Extractive Industry

PC 33-37 – Community and Recreation

N/A – The proposed development is for Extractive Industry

PC 38-41 – Dwelling House

N/A – The proposed development is for Extractive Industry

PC 42-44 - Forestry

N/A – The proposed development is for Extractive Industry

PC 46-48 – Home Based Business 

N/A – The proposed development is for Extractive Industry

PC 49-52 – Host Home Accommodation 

N/A – The proposed development is for Extractive Industry

PC 53-57 – Industry (Low/Medium) 

N/A – The proposed development is for Extractive Industry

PC 58 – Telecommunication Facility

N/A – The proposed development is for Extractive Industry

PC 59-62 – Temporary Workers Accommodation

N/A – The proposed development is for Extractive Industry

PC 63-65 – Tourist Facility

N/A – The proposed development is for Extractive Industry

 

 

4.0       Submissions

 

No submissions were lodged to Council during the public notification period (6/9/13 to 27/9/13).

 

 

5.0       Other assessment issues

 

The State Assessment & Referral Agency response, dated 27 August 2013, includes conditions which form part of the approval (refer Attachment 2).

 

Approval for an Environmental Authority will be required in relation to the Environmentally Relevant Activity component.

 

 

 


Attachment 2

SARA Response

 





Attachment 1

Body of Report

 

Background Information

 

The application seeks a Development Permit for a Material Change of Use to expand an existing “Extractive Industry” and Environmentally Relevant Activity 16 – Extractive and Screening Activities, on land at Yuleba Surat Road, Yuleba (described as Lot 2 on SP197617).

 

The site contains an existing approval for extracting and screening activities up to 100,000t of ore material (coarse sand and aggregate) per annum, and is seeking to expand up to 1,000,000t per annum. The product is intended for civil construction purposes. The work area is approximately 20ha, within a 492ha lot. No blasting is required.

 

The hours of operation are between 6:00am to 6:00pm, 6 days a week. The operation requires 12-15 production staff rostered into two crews, plus 2 maintenance technicians and 3-4 administration staff.  

 

The site gains access onto Yuleba Surat Road, via a sealed intersection, extending 300m to the front gate. The site has an internal road, a section of which is sealed. The development requires the use of both light vehicles and heavy commercial vehicles, with an anticipated 12 trips/day and 162 trips/day respectively. The haulage route is predominantly north along Yuleba Surat Road, turning onto Bedwell Street, and then onto the Warrego Highway.

 

The operation includes existing buildings and structures throughout the site, including amenities, and connections to existing services. The proposed expansion does not include any new buildings or structures, and simply seeks to expand the yearly output.

 

The site contains a watercourse (Four Mile Creek), and is mapped as containing remnant vegetation (“Of Least Concern”). The nearest house is situated within the adjoining lot to the north-west (Lot 1 on SP197617).

 

The development application material submitted to Council included an Environment Management & Operations Plan, dated November 2012. Refer to Attachment 2 for the proposal plans.

 

The Department of Environment & Heritage Protection assessed the application in relation to environmental impacts (ERA component) and issued concurrence conditions of development, dated 8 March 2013 (refer to Attachment 3).

 

The Department Natural Resources & Mines assessed the application in relation to vegetation clearing and also issued concurrence conditions of development, dated 28 February 2013 (refer to Attachment 4).

 

The Department of Transport & Main Roads have assessed the application in relation to impacts of road infrastructure and have issued concurrence conditions, dated 23 October 2013 (refer to Attachment 5). DTMR have conditioned that the Surat Connection Road and Warrego Highway intersection is to be upgraded.

 

The development application was publically notified between 14 May 2013 to 12 June 2013, and no submissions were received. We note that the application was notified for a period of 21 business days (excluding 10 June 2013 as a public holiday), however due to there being three concurrence agencies, the application required 30 days of public notification under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA). It is considered that the public notification period was sufficient in this instance, given that there were no public submissions, and that since the date the application was lodged, SPA 2009 has been amended to negate the 30 day notification period triggered by the number of concurrence agencies.

 

Figure 1 – Site Locality (Source: SARA mapping online)

 

Figure 2 – Zoning Map (Bendemere Shire Planning Scheme)

 

Definition of Use & Assessment Status

 

The Bendemere Shire Planning Scheme defines the proposed use as:

 

"Extractive Industry" means any premises used for the winning or treatment on the land or on adjacent land, of gravel, rock, sand, soil, stone, or other similar materials. The term does not include the removal of materials authorised by Section 32(13) of the Local Government Act 1993, or mining within the meaning of the Mineral Resources Act 1989.

 

The Environmental Protection Regulation 2008 (Reprint 2F) defines the proposed activity as:

 

Environmentally Relevant Activity 16 – Extractive and Screening Activities, threshold:

-     2(c) extracting, other than by dredging, in a year, more than 100,000t to 1,000,000t

-     3(b) screening, in a year, more than 100,000t to 1,000,000t

 

The application is subject to Impact Assessment and assessed against the relevant provisions of the planning scheme.  Public Notification was carried out from 14 May 2013 to 12 June 2013.  No submissions were received during this period.

 

 


 

Assessment against the Planning Scheme

 

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

 

(a) Environment

 

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

 

The subject site is mapped as containing remnant vegetation (“Of Least Concern”), protected areas and medium bushfire hazard. Matters relating to bushfire management and mitigating environmental impacts can be appropriately controlled by way of conditions of development.

 

The Department of Environment & Heritage Protection assessed the application in relation to environmental impacts and the Department Natural Resources & Mines assessed the application in relation to vegetation clearing, and both issued conditions of development.

 

(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.

 

Matters relating to land degradation can be appropriately addressed by way of the mitigation measures detailed in the Environment Management & Operations Plan and by way of conditions of development.

 

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

 

Matters relating to ecological sustainability can be appropriately addressed by way of the mitigation measures detailed in the Environment Management & Operations Plan and by way of conditions of development.

 

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

 

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

 

(b) Economic

 

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

 

Part of the subject site (northern section) is mapped as GQAL.  Extractive industry is by nature, commonly found within rural areas. The work area covers a relatively small portion of the site (20ha, of a 492ha lot) and does not significantly prejudice the balance areas to be utilised for agricultural purposes.

 

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

 

The proposed development is for an extractive industry, suitably located within the rural area.

 

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

 

The proposed development is for an extractive industry, providing material for civil construction purposes, and therefore generally contributing to the economic growth of the region.

 

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

 

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

 

(c)  Community Well-Being & Lifestyle

 

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

 

The proposed development has existing vehicle access via a crossover onto Yuleba Surat Road, and has existing connections to the relevant services. Matters relating to the provision or upgrading of any infrastructure components can be appropriately addressed by way of conditions of development.

 

(ii)  Rural residential and urban residential development occurs in distinct localities that provide a sense of community, amenity, services, and a safe, affordable living environment, whilst maintaining the rural amenity of the shire.  The role and identity of Yuleba and Wallumbilla townships as the main business and community centres of the shire is consolidated.

 

The proposed development is for an Industrial use and will not adversely impact on the role or identity of the Yuleba and Wallumbilla townships as the main centres for business within the shire.

 

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

The proposed development is not considered to be a sensitive land use and will not adversely impact on the current or future operations of established infrastructure networks.  

 

The Department of Transport & Main Roads have assessed the application in relation to impacts of road infrastructure and have issued conditions of development.

 

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

 

The subject site is mapped as containing medium bushfire hazard areas. Matters relating to bushfire management can be appropriately controlled by way of the mitigation measures detailed in the Environment Management & Operations Plan, and by way of conditions of development.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Overall Outcomes for Rural Zone Code

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

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

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

 

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

 

The proposed development utilizes a natural resource, suitably located within the rural area, generally contributing to the economic growth of the region.

 

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

 

The existing and proposed development covers a relatively small portion of a rural lot (20ha of 492ha lot) and does not prejudice the balance area and adjoining lots to be utilized for agricultural purposes.

 

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

 

Matters relating to environmental impacts can be appropriately addressed by way of the mitigation measures detailed in the Environment Management & Operations Plan and by way of conditions of development.

 

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

 

Part of the subject site (northern section) is mapped as GQAL. Extractive industry is by nature, commonly found within rural areas. The work area covers a relatively small portion of the site (20ha, of a 492ha lot) and does not significantly prejudice the balance areas to be utilised for agricultural purposes.

 

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

 

Matters relating to protecting local amenity can be appropriately addressed by way of the mitigation measures detailed in the Environment Management & Operations Plan and by way of conditions of development.

 

(f)    maintains the rural amenity;

 

Matters relating to protecting local amenity can be appropriately addressed by way of the mitigation measures detailed in the Environment Management & Operations Plan and by way of conditions of development.

 

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

 

The proposed development will not significantly prejudice the establishment of other uses within the locality, including those within other zones.

 

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

 

Matters relating to upgrading (if required) the existing access point on Yuleba Surat Road can be appropriately addressed by way of conditions of development. The Department of Transport & Main Roads have assessed the application in relation to impacts on road infrastructure and have issued conditions of development. DTMR have conditioned that the Surat Connection Road and Warrego Highway intersection is to be upgraded.

 

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

 

The subject site is mapped as containing remnant vegetation (“Of Least Concern”), protected areas and medium bushfire hazard. Matters relating to bushfire management and mitigating environmental impacts can be appropriately controlled by way conditions of development.

 

The Department of Environment & Heritage Protection assessed the application in relation to environmental impacts, and the Department Natural Resources & Mines assessed the application in relation to vegetation clearing, and both issued conditions of development.

 

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

 

The proposed development does no represent out-of-sequence development.

 

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

 

The subject site is mapped as containing medium bushfire hazard areas. Matters relating to bushfire management can be appropriately controlled by way of the mitigation measures detailed in the Environment Management & Operations Plan, and by way of conditions of development.

 

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

 

Matters relating to providing any services can be appropriately addressed by way of the mitigation measures detailed in the Environment Management & Operations Plan and by way of conditions of development.

 

(m) does not impact adversely on infrastructure.

 

Matters relating to protection of infrastructure can be appropriately addressed by way of the mitigation measures detailed in the Environment Management & Operations Plan and by way of conditions of development.

 

Rural Zone Code

 

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

 

Relevant performance criteria -  the Rural Zone Code

Assessment responses

For all of the Rural Area

1. Infrastructure

PC1 Electricity

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

Matters relating to electricity supply can be appropriately addressed in the conditions of development.

PC2 Water Supply

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

The development includes a series of collection dams.

 

Matters relating to water supply can be appropriately addressed in the conditions of development.

PC3 Effluent disposal

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

Matters relating to effluent disposal can be appropriately addressed in the conditions of development.

 

PC4 Stormwater/Inter-allotment Drainage

Stormwater is collected and discharged so as to:

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

b)   prevent the waterlogging of nearby land; and

c)   protect and maintain environmental values.

The development includes a series of collection dams.

 

Matters relating to stormwater collection and drainage can be appropriately addressed by way of the mitigation measures detailed in the Environment Management & Operations Plan and by way of conditions of development.

 

PC5 Vehicle Access

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

The proposed development includes an existing vehicle access point onto Yuleba Surat Road (western boundary of the site), and an internal driveway.

 

Matters relating to upgrading (if required) the existing access point and internal driveway can be appropriately addressed by way of conditions of development.

PC6 Parking and maneuvering

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

Given that the development is located within a large lot, it is considered that there is sufficient area for parking, without a need for delineated spaces. 

PC7 Roads

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

 

The proposed development includes an existing vehicle access point onto Yuleba Surat Road, and an internal driveway (part of which is sealed).

 

Although the proposal does not include any new roads, the development represents a burden on the local road network. Specifically, it has been identified the connection road between Yuleba Surat Road and the Warrego Highway needs to be upgraded to sustain the proposed haulage route. The development will be conditioned accordingly.

 

Matters relating to upgrading the existing access point, internal driveway and local road, can be appropriately addressed by way of conditions of development.

PC8.1 Highways

The Warrego Highway is maintained and enhanced as a link between major centres.

 

PC8.2 State Controlled Roads

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

 

PC8.3 Noise Sensitive Development

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

The subject site is not located contiguous to a state-controlled. The proposal does not represent a noise sensitive development.

 

The Department of Transport & Main Roads have assessed the application in relation to impacts on road infrastructure and have issued conditions of development. DTMR have conditioned that the Surat Connection Road and Warrego Highway intersection is to be upgraded.

 

PC9 Gas and Oil Pipelines

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

The subject site is not located in close proximity to gas and oil pipelines.

 

PC10 Refuse Tips and Effluent Treatment Plants

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

The subject site is not located in close proximity to any refuse tips or effluent treatment plants.

PC11.1 Rail Corridors

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

 

PC11.2 Noise Attenuation

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

The subject site is not located in close proximity to any rail corridor land.

 

 

 

 

 

PC12 Electricity Transmission Line Easement – Vegetation

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

 

The subject site is not located in close proximity of any electricity transmission line easement.

PC13 Electricity Transmission Line Easement – Separation Distance

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

The subject site is not located in close proximity to any electricity transmission line easement.

2.  Environment

 

PC14 Watercourses

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

 

The subject site contains a watercourse (Four Mile Creek).

 

The proposed development provides for a buffer area from the creek (a minimum of 50m).

 

Matters relating to environmental impacts can be appropriately addressed by way of the mitigation measures detailed in the Environment Management & Operations Plan and by way of conditions of development.

PC15 Flooding

Premises are designed and located so as:

a)   not to be adversely impacted upon by flooding;

b)   to protect life and property; and

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

Matters relating to flood mitigation can be appropriately addressed by way of the mitigation measures detailed in the Environment Management & Operations Plan and by way of conditions of development.

 

PC16 Air Emissions

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

Matters relating to air emissions can be appropriately addressed by way of the mitigation measures detailed in the Environment Management & Operations Plan and by way of conditions of development.

 

The Department of Environment & Heritage Protection assessed the application in relation to environmental impacts and issued conditions of development.

PC17 Noise Emissions

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

Matters relating to noise emissions can be appropriately addressed by way of the mitigation measures detailed in the Environment Management & Operations Plan and by way of conditions of development.

 

The Department of Environment & Heritage Protection assessed the application in relation to environmental impacts and issued conditions of development.

PC18 Water Quality

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

a)   the biological integrity of aquatic ecosystems;

b)   recreational use;

c)   supply as drinking water after minimal treatment;

d)   agricultural use; or

e)   industrial use.

The development includes a series of collection dams.

 

Matters relating to maintaining water quality can be appropriately addressed by way of the mitigation measures detailed in the Environment Management & Operations Plan and by way of conditions of development.

 

The Department of Environment & Heritage Protection assessed the application in relation to environmental impacts and issued conditions of development.

PC19 Excavation and Filling

Excavation and filling of land ensures:

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

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

Matters relating to excavation and filling can be appropriately addressed by way of conditions of development.

 

PC20 Construction Activities

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

Matters relating to construction activities can be appropriately addressed by way of conditions of development.

 

PC21 Good Quality Agricultural Land

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

Part of the subject site (northern section) is mapped as GQAL. Extractive industry is by nature, commonly found within rural areas. The work area covers a relatively small portion of the site (20ha, of a 492ha lot) and does not significantly prejudice the balance areas to be utilised for agricultural purposes.

PC22 Vegetation Retention

Development retains vegetation for the:

a)   protection of scenic quality;

b)   protection of general habitat;

c)   protection of soil quality; and

d)   establishment of open space corridors and networks.

The subject site is mapped as containing remnant vegetation (“Of Least Concern”).

 

Matters relating to environmental impacts can be appropriately controlled by way of the mitigation measures detailed in the Environment Management & Operations Plan, and by way of conditions of development.

 

The Department Natural Resources & Mines assessed the application in relation to vegetation clearing and also issues conditions of development.

PC23 Protected Areas

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

The subject site is mapped as containing protected areas.

 

Matters relating to environmental impacts can be appropriately controlled by way of the mitigation measures detailed in the Environment Management & Operations Plan, and by way of conditions of development.

 

The Department Natural Resources & Mines assessed the application in relation to vegetation clearing and also issued conditions of development.

PC24 Sloping Land

Development is undertaken to ensure:

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

b)   safety of persons and property is not compromised.

The development is generally not situated on significantly sloping land.

 

PC25 Bushfire Hazard Area

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

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

b)   the provision of firebreaks to ensure adequate setbacks between buildings structure and hazardous vegetation.

The subject site is mapped as containing medium bushfire hazard areas. Matters relating to bushfire management can be appropriately controlled by way of the mitigation measures detailed in the Environment Management & Operations Plan, and by way of conditions of development.

 

PC26 Character Buildings

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

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

PC27 Cultural Heritage

The significance of known places of indigenous cultural heritage value are retained.

N/A – The site is not in close proximity to known areas of cultural heritage.

 

 

Submissions

 

Public notification was carried out between 14/05/2013 and 12/06/2013, and no submissions were received.

 

 

Assessment Summary

 

Although the planning scheme requires Impact Assessment for the proposed use, there is no conflict with the intent of the Bendemere Shire Planning Scheme.  The development is appropriately located within the Rural area, and any matters relating to environmental impacts, protection of amenity and infrastructure upgrading can be appropriately addressed by way of conditions.

 


Attachment 2

Development Plans

 





Attachment 3

DEHP Response

 












Attachment 4

DNRM Response

 





Attachment 5

DTMR Response

 









      


Attachment 1

Meeting Minutes - Roma Saleyards Advisory Committee - 31/10/13

 

 

Meeting:                             Roma Saleyards Advisory Committee Meeting

Date:                                     Thursday 31st October 2013

Chair:                                    Cr. Scott Wason                               

Attendees:                         Cr.  Scott Wason, Cr. Peter Flynn, Terry Hyland, Paul Klar, Rod Turner, James Stinson, Thomas Hartley , Steve Goodhew, David Scott

Guests:                                Ed Sims, Kelly Rogers, Bree-Anna Kupfer, Larissa Pears, Gordon Johnson

Apologies:                          Peter Holland, Duncan McLeod, Bruce Steele

 

 

Minutes:                             Bree-Anna Kupfer

 

Meeting Opened:           1.00pm

Meeting Closed:              2.35pm

 

Next Meeting Details

Date:                     28th November 2013                      

Time:                    3.00pm

Location:             Roma Saleyards, Canteen Area                 

 

Meeting Actions

Item

Description

Comments

When

Action By

6

Contractor Reporting

To organise a meeting with Agents to discuss cattle numbers required for Store and Prime Sales.

By the 28/11/2013

Terry Hyland

7

Advertising- Social Media

Getting Penny Arthur from Queensland Country Life to present to the Saleyards Advisory Committee.

By the 28/11/2013

Terry Hyland

4

WHS

Confirm if a chilled water cooler plugged into the main up at the Load Out Hut area has been included within the budget. Inform WHS of issue, to be recorded into the Hazard Register.

By the 28/11/2013

Terry Hyland

11

Terms of Reference

Change minimum number for a quorum from 7 to 4.

By the 28/11/2013

Bree-Anna Kupfer

12

Confirmation of 2014 Schedule

 A schedule will be developed of the 2014 meeting dates and given to each member at the last meeting of 2013 on the 28th November.

 

By the 28/11/2013

Bree-Anna Kupfer

13

Confirmation of Date of Future Meeting

Invite all Agents to the Christmas celebration to be held after the meeting on 28th November.

By the 15/11/2013

Terry Hyland

Invite the new President and Delegate of the Agents Association to the meeting on the 28th November.

By the 15/11/2013

Bree-Anna Kupfer

 

 

 

Discussion Notes:

 

Welcome

The Advisory Board welcomed all members and guests and declared the meeting open at 1.00pm.

 

Item 1                   Confirmation of Minutes

Resolution AP/10.2013/01

Moved:          Rod Turner              Seconded:   Peter Flynn

That the Roma Saleyards Advisory Committee Meeting minutes from the 11th September 2013 be confirmed.

CARRIED

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 
 


               

                               

 

 

 

 

Item 2                   Business Arising from Minutes

No business arising from the previous meeting on the 11th September 2013.

 

Item 3                   Manager’s Report –Sales Figures            

Terry Hyland thanked the Agents for their hard work and dedication throughout the year and spoke in regards to the sales figures throughput.  The total sales throughput from the 1/10/2013 to the 31/10/2013 is 31, 636 head compared to the same period for 2012 which was 29, 216 head.  Terry Hyland informed the Committee in regards to yard cleaning, repainting of the chalking area on gates and numbers & resurfing areas. The last sale for the year will occur on the 17/12/2013 and the first sale for the 2014 is scheduled for the 14/01/2013 weather permitting.

 

Item 4                   Workplace Health & Safety       

Terry Hyland informed the Committee of a recent incident involving one of the workers at Grumpy Yard obtaining a broken collar bone from a beast.

Many workers and visitors to the Saleyards have noted that a chilled water cooler close to the load out hut would be favourable as it is a lengthy walk to the nearest water cooler.

Discussion

The Advisory Committee discussed the excellent record the Saleyards holds in regards to Workplace health & safety issues.

Resolution AP/10.2013/02

Moved:          David Scott              Seconded:   Thomas Hartley

That the Roma Saleyards Advisory Committee Meeting recommend a chilled water cooler to be plugged into the main up at the Load out Hut area.

CARRIED

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Item 5                   Animal Welfare

Terry Hyland informed the Committee that there has been very few drought affected cattle come through the Saleyards up until the end of September. Quite a few have come to the Saleyards in October; however these have generally been in strong condition.

 

 

 

Item 6                   Contractor Reporting      

Gordon Johnston from Grumpy Yard addressed the Committee to suggest a meeting should occur with the Agents in regards to numbers of cattle for store and prime sales. Terry Hyland advised that a meeting will be organised and an outcome will be brought to the next meeting.

 

Item 7                   Advertising – Current Avenues & Social Media

 Current Avenues

The Saleyards will not be sponsoring the cricket on Imparja as the price was not seen as practical. The Saleyards will continue with the market reports and advertisements through to December. From January to May for little cost the market reports will run until a decision is made as to the advertising throughout the football season.

Discussion

Committee members agreed that this was the most beneficial and cost effective way of advertising.

 Social Media

James Stinson addressed the Committee about the massive role social media has within society and how it can benefit the Saleyards.  Social Media like Facebook and Twitter can help to keep up to date and get the Saleyards name and brand out into the eye of the public.

Discussion

The Committee discussed the talk given at the Australia Livestock Market Association Meeting about Social Media. It was said to be very helpful and Terry Hyland discussed the possibility of getting Penny Arthur from Queensland Country Life to present to the Saleyards Advisory Committee.

 

Item 8                   Agent’s Office Electronic Check Off

The Saleyards has been completing the Agent’s office electronic check off. Agents from the Agents Association are willing to take over this process. Once they have finalised the applicants they will inform the Saleyards.

 

Item 9                   Bull Sales

James Stinson addressed the Committee about the option of providing bull selling at Basset’s Park.  The bull selling facility at the Saleyards will require a rebuild within the future and the revenue from the bull sales would not generate enough income to cover the cost of the rebuild.

Discussion

The Committee discussed whether the idea was practical and convenient to hold bull sales at Basset’s Park.

Resolution AP/10.2013/03

Moved:          James Stinson                    Seconded:   Peter Flynn

That James Stinson recommends to the Committee and Council for Bull Sales to be considered in the scope of the Basset Park Master Plan.

CARRIED

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Item 10                 Maser Plan Feedback

Ed Sims presented to the Committee in regards to the Saleyards Master Plan draft. Initial findings of the draft master plan concluded cost factors: cost recovery based on 25 years working life and 10% return on investment, type 2 road train access to site and access to other services. Implications from the plan included: wash down debt recovery, roadhouse cost recovery and industrial park cost recovery viable and could contribute to funding the others. The next steps to be taken are:

1.    Develop staging options for commercially realisable options- 15th November 2013

2.    Revised design concepts- 22nd November 2013

3.    Release draft Master Plan – 29th November 2013

4.    Review draft Master Plan – 19th December 2013

5.    Release document – 17th January 2013

Discussion

The Committee members provided feedback in regards to items that require priority within the Master Plan.

Overall the main priorities included:

1.    Larger truck wash  that can handle the  volume and traffic

2.    Roadhouse-  providing a place for Truck Drivers to stop will increase money into Roma

3.    Access for type 2 road trains

4.    Better canteen and office facilities that are separated

 

Item 11                 Terms of Reference

A draft terms of reference has been developed for the Committee members.  A terms of reference provides the Committee members with a detailed purpose, objectives, structure and responsibilities of the Advisory Members.  The terms of reference will require to be adopted by the Committee to take affect.

Resolution AP/10.2013/04

Moved:          Rod Turner              Seconded:   Steve Goodhew

That the minimum number for a quorum be changed from 7 to 4.

CARRIED

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Item 12                 Confirmation of 2014 meeting schedule

Discussion was held between the members who came to an agreement that the Saleyards Advisory Committee meeting will occur on the last Thursday of each month at the Saleyards from 1.00pm. A schedule will be developed and given to each member at the last meeting of 2013.

 

Item 13                 Confirmation of date of Future Meeting

The last meeting for 2013 will be held on the 28th of November at the Roma Saleyards commencing at 3.00pm. Following the meeting will be a Christmas celebration to which all the Agents will be invited.

 

 

 

 

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