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ATTACHMENTS Paper

 

General Meeting

 

Wednesday 26 February 2014

 

Roma Administration Centre

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

 

Date: 26 February 2014

 

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

 

Acting Chief Executive Officer:                Mr Michael Parker

 

Senior Management:                               Mr Cameron Castles (Director Infrastructure Services)

                                                              Mr Rob Hayward (Director Development, Facilities & Environmental Services)

                                                              Ms Sharon Frank (Director Corporate, Community & Commercial 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 February 26, 2014 at 9.00am.

Michael Parker

Acting Chief Executive Officer

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  26 February 2014

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Item       Subject

No

 

Business arising from Minutes

 

5.1         Application for Material Change of Use - "Industry” (High Impact Industry), Caretaker’s Residence, Environmentally Relevant Activity (ERA) 56 (Regulated Waste Storage) & ERA 62 (Waste Transfer Station Operation) (2013/18667)

              Attachment 1:        Body of Report.................................................................................... 3

              Attachment 2:        Plans of Development.................................................................... 19     

 

Reports

 

10.1       Second Quarter Budget Review 2013/14

              Attachment 1:        Capital Works Summary Budget Review Second Qtr 2013-14(2)       29

              Attachment 2:        Summary 6th Monthly Budget Review 2013-14V1(2)............... 30

              Attachment 3:        Summary of Operating Revenue  Expenses Budget Review Second Qtr 2013-14(2)......................................................................................... 36

 

10.2       Comet Ridge Pipeline Agreement

              Attachment :           Installation and Maintenance of pipeline Infrastructure - Comet Ridge Wallumbilla....................................................................................... 40

 

11.1    Maranoa Early Learning - Council Co-Contribution Toward Refurbishment

              Attachment 1:        Preliminary report - Struxi Pty Ltd - Maranoa Early Learning Centre  66

              Attachment 2:        Elemental Cost Analysis - Maranoa Early Learning Centre.... 73

              Attachment 3:        Department ~ of Essential Upgrades Grant Program for Non for Profit Early Childhood Education and Care Centres  for Maranoa Early Learning............................................................................................ 74

 

11.2       Council Initiated Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

              Attachment 1:        Saleyards Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes - 28/11/13.... 75

              Attachment 2:        Airport Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes - 06/11/13.......... 79

              Attachment 3:        Airport Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes - 04/12/14.......... 85

 

11.3       Installation of Bulk Water Storage for Queensland Rural Fire Service

              Attachment 1:        Proposed bulk water storage Roma Airport................................. 89

              Attachment 2:        Proposed bulk water storage Injune Airport................................ 90

 

12.1       Request - Bitumen Seal Cnr Chambers and Creek Streets, Amby

              Attachment 1:        Councillor Feedback - Cr. Wason - Coral Beitz - Various concerns - Amby.................................................................................................. 91

              Attachment 2:        Letter to Coral Beitz regarding Councilor Customer Feedback Form - Amby Hall and Mitchell Pool......................................................... 92

              Attachment 3:        Acknowledgement Letter to Coral Beitz Re: Request for Bitumen Seal - Chambers and Creek Streets, Amby............................................ 93

 

12.2       Request Taxi Rank Expansion

              Attachment 1:        Department of Transport and Main Roads - Request for Taxi Ranks - 09/01/2014........................................................................................ 94

              Attachment 2:        Request for Taxi Ranks outside Hotels in Roma - Roma Cabs - George Noble................................................................................................. 95

              Attachment 3:        Acknowledgement Letter to George & Jennifer Noble Re: Request for Taxi Ranks outside hotels in Roma............................................. 97

 

13.2       Compliance Policy Framework

              Attachment :           Compliance Policy Framework..................................................... 98

 

13.4       Material Change of Use - "Undefined Use" (Non-resident Workforce Accommodation – 40 Units) (File: 2013/18781)

              Attachment 1:        Body Of Report.............................................................................. 107

              Attachment 2:        Development Plans...................................................................... 123

 

13.5       Application for Permanent Road Closure

              Attachment 1:        Proposed Permanent Road Closure.......................................... 131

              Attachment 2:        Map of proposed road closure..................................................... 137

 

 

 


Attachment 1

Body of Report

 

1.0 Background Information

 

 

General

The application seeks to establish a Material Change of Use - "Industry” (High Impact Industry), Caretaker’s Residence, Environmentally Relevant Activity (ERA) 56 (Regulated Waste Storage) & ERA 62 (Waste Transfer Station Operation), on land at 29 Airport Drive, Injune QLD 4454 (described as Lot: 25 SP: 194532).

 

The proposal includes the aggregation, storage and bulk transfer of liquid waste along with a recyclable resource facility for the collection, storage and transfer of construction and demolition waste and inert recyclable waste up to 30 tonne or 30m³ per day.

 

The site is subject to an existing use as a liquid waste transfer facility, operated by the applicant.  This use was approved for a temporary period of 12 months, and will continue along with the expanded storage and transfer operations included in the new approval.

 

The applicable planning scheme is the Bungil Shire Planning Scheme 2006.

 

Site

The proposed site is within the southern Industrial Precinct of the Town Zone of Injune, adjacent to the Injune Airport.  The Rural Zone is immediately to the north, the Airport to the west, and an industrial zoned property to the east.

 

The proposal covers approximately 11.83% (2050m2) of the 1.733ha property. It includes a caretaker’s residence (93m²), a site office/amenities building (22m²), a resource recycling facility (500m²) and the existing regulated waste and transfer facility (1435m²).

 

Operating Hours

The proposed hours of operation are 6am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday.  There is no restriction on the operating hours of businesses in the Industrial Precinct not adjoining residential land, and so the proposed hours are acceptable.  The activity requires up to eight (8) employees on site.

 

Trafficable Areas and Parking Spaces

The proposal includes the provision of sixteen (16) onsite car parking spaces, and an on-site heavy vehicle loading / manoeuvring area. The proposed activity will generate approximately 108 truck (including road trains, semis, and AB triples) and 24 other vehicle movements per day.

 

Service connections

The proposal will be connected to Council’s reticulated water supply. An onsite sewerage treatment system is proposed, and has been conditioned to conform to Schedule 6 – Standards for Sewerage Supply within the Planning Scheme.

 

The application was also assessed by the Department of Environment and Resource Management in relation to the environmentally relevant activities, and a response was received on the 17 October 2013.  The response does not provide any conditions however it notes that an Environmental Authority has been issued to the applicant (on the 11 October 2013).  The reference for this Authority is (EPPR01529523).

 

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has requested the inclusion of a condition (Condition 21) within Councils conditions for an upgrade of the intersection of Airport Drive and the Carnarvon Highway Intersection to a BAR/BAL Type intersection for Type 1 Road Trains.  The additional traffic impacts that are the result of the proposed development at the intersection are significant, and it is considered that the inclusion of the condition is warranted.

 

 

Figure 1 – Site Location and Zoning Map (Source: Bungil Shire Planning Scheme)

 

 

Definition of Use & Assessment Status

 

The Bungil Shire Planning Scheme defines the proposed use ‘Industry’ and ‘Caretakers Residence’ as:

 

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

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

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

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

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

(e)       treating waste material; or

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

(g)       any process of testing and analysis; and

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

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

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

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

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

 

The term includes:

 “High Impact Industry” - means any activity which is classified by the Environmental Protection Act 1994 as a level 1 environmentally relevant activity that has not been devolved to local government, or any activity which is not classified as level 1 environmentally relevant activity but which:

(i)        are likely to result in material environmental harm (as defined in the Environmental Protection Act 1994), due to the materials or processes involved or the products or wastes produced;

(ii)       are likely to generate noise greater than Labg.T +5db(A) at any boundary of the site; or

(iii)      require a licence under the Building (Flammable and Combustible Liquids) Regulation and are within 200 metres of land zoned Urban or Rural Residential.

 

The term includes activities commonly referred to as noxious, hazardous, or offensive industries and salvage yards.

 

"Caretaker's Residence" means a dwelling unit used or intended for use by the proprietor, manager or caretaker of premises used or intended for use for business, commercial, industrial, sporting, recreation, or accommodation purposes on the same site.  The term includes the use of the caretaker’s premises by the family of the proprietor, manager or caretaker.

 

 

The Environmental Protection Regulation 2008 (current as at 1 January 2014) further defines the proposed activity as:

 

Environmentally Relevant Activity 56 – Regulated Waste Storage:

-     Receiving and storing regulated waste.

 

 and;

 

Environmentally Relevant 62 – Waste Transfer Station Operation (with  threshold):

-     Operating, on a commercial basis or in the course of carrying on a commercial enterprise, a waste transfer station that receives a total quantity of at least 30t or 30m³ of waste on any day

 

The application is subject to Impact Assessment and assessed against the relevant provisions of the planning scheme.  The development application was publically notified 20 November 2013 and 12 December  2013.  Four (4) submissions were received.

 

3.0       Assessment against the planning scheme

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

 

(a) Environment

 

(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 proposed development is not located within the Protected Areas Overlay of the Bungil Shire Planning Scheme.

 

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

 

The development site is not identified as being susceptible to land degradation. 

 

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

 

The proposed development will be required to comply with the Environmental Protection Regulations water and air quality.

 

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

 

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

 

(b) Economic

 

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

 

The subject property does not contain Good Quality Agricultural Land.

 

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

 

The site is not identified as being within a Key Resource Area and will not adversely impact on the operation of industries in the region.

 

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

 

The proposed regulated waste storage and resource recovery facility will provide additional employment opportunities within the region during the construction and operational phases.

 

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

 

The proposed development is located within an industrial area and will not adversely impact on rural business opportunities.

 

(c)  Community Well-Being & Lifestyle

 

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

 

The proposed development will gain access to the existing road network via Airport Drive, connecting to the Carnarvon Highway. The site is located in an established industrial area with reticulated water and electricity available.

 

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

 

The proposed development is for an industrial use and will not adversely impact on residential development.

 

(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 will not encroach on established infrastructure networks.   It is appropriately located in an industrial area with reticulated water and electricity provided.

 

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

 

The proposed development is appropriately located within the Industrial Precinct. The development will not prejudice the role and supports the identity of Injune as the main business and community centre within the shire.

 

(i)         Adverse effects from natural and other hazards, including bushfires are minimised.

 

The development site is located within an urban area and is not mapped as being subject to bushfire or other hazards.

 

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

 

The proposed development is for an industrial use.

 

Overall Outcomes for Town Zone Code

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

 

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

 

The proposed development is appropriately located in the Industrial Precinct and supports Injune as a hub within the shire.

 

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

 

The proposed development is suitably located in the Industrial Zone and is consistent with the scale and character of the surrounding land uses.  The development will not adversely impact on the rural and heritage character and amenity of the Town Zone.

 

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

 

The development proposes an industrial use located in the Industrial Precinct and will not adversely impact on the safety and convenience of cyclist and pedestrian movements within the urban area.

 

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

 

The site is located within the urban area and does not contain any Good Quality Agricultural Land.

 

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

 

The proposed development is for an industrial use and an associated caretaker’s residence. While the caretaker’s residence provides an additional residence outside the Residential Precinct, it is recognized that a caretaker’s residence must necessarily be in other Precincts or Zones.

 

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

 

The proposed development is for industrial activities in the Industrial Precinct of Injune and is consistent with the scale, intensity form and character of the area.

 

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

 

The proposed development will operate in accordance with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection ERA 56 and ERA 62 approvals. 

 

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

 

The proposed use will be appropriately located on an existing industrial site. The proposed development will not prejudice or adversely impact on other uses, including established uses within other Zones.

 

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

 

The access to the development site is via an existing industrial road (Airport Drive) connecting to the Carnarvon Highway.  Department of Transport and Main Roads have recommended the inclusion of a condition to upgrade the intersection of Airport Drive and Carnarvon Highway, and so the condition is included.  (Condition 21 of the approval).  A Network Access Charge is to be included as part of the approval to manage impacts the development will have on the local road network.

 

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

 

The development is located within the Industrial Precinct, and will not impact on areas of conservation importance, cultural or high landscape values.

 

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

 

The proposed development is located within an established industrial area and will be provided with appropriate infrastructure and services for the use.

 

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

 

The proposed development site is not subject to flooding, or bushfire hazard.

 

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

 

(n)       does not impact adversely on infrastructure.

 

The proposal will be required to connect to the reticulated  water supply.   An on site sewerage system will be required to be approved, and shall meet Schedule 6 – Standards for Sewerage Supply of the Planning Scheme.  The submitted stormwater design provides non-worsening of stormwater flow to adjoining properties, predominantly by the use of a retention basin in the north western corner of the site.

 

 

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

 

Town Zone Code

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

 

Performance Criteria

Assessment responses

(i)   A. For all the Town Zone

1. Infrastructure

PC 1 Electricity

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

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

PC 2 Water Supply

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

The proposed development is located in an established urban area and the development will be conditioned to connect to the existing reticulated water supply.

PC 3 Effluent Disposal

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

The development will be serviced by an onsite effluent disposal systems designed in accordance with Schedule 6:  “Standards for Sewerage Supply”. This is imposed as a condition of the approval.

 

PC 4 Stormwater/Inter-Allotment Drainage

Stormwater is collected and discharged so as to:

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

(b) prevent the waterlogging of nearby land; and

(c) protect and maintain environmental values.

The proposed development will provide an appropriate stormwater drainage system in accordance with the standards in Schedule 6: “Standards for Stormwater Drainage” providing a non-worsening of stormwater on adjoining properties.

PC 5 Vehicle Access

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

The proposed development will gain access from Airport Drive. Access will be designed and constructed in accordance with AS/NZS 2890.2-2002 Off-street Commercial Vehicle Facilities.

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 development will include sixteen (16) on site car parking spaces, and sufficient manoeuvring areas for all sizes of vehicles entering the facility to exit the site in a forward direction.  Parking and manoeuvring is to be provided  in accordance with the requirements of Schedule 2: Standards for roads, car parking, access and manoeuvring areas in the Bungil Shire Council Planning Scheme.

PC 7 Roads

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

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

PC 8.1 Highways

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

The proposed development will gain access to Airport Drive. The site has no direct access a State-controlled Road.

PC 8.2

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

The proposed development is not located adjacent to a State-controlled Road. 

PC 8.3

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

The proposed development is within an Industrial Precinct.  It is considered that the increase in road traffic noise levels will not cause an unacceptable disturbance within the adjacent precincts.

PC 9 Gas and Oil Pipelines

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

The development site is an appropriate distance from gas and oil pipelines.

PC 10 Refuse Tips and Effluent Treatment Plants

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

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

PC 11.1 Rail Corridors

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

 

PC 11.2

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

The proposed development is not located near any existing or proposed rail corridors.

PC 12 Development in the Vicinity of the Aerodrome

Development

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

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

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

The development site is adjacent to the  Injune Airport.  All buildings and structures will be limited to 7.5 metres in height and will not encroach on the Obstacle Limitation Surface boundaries surrounding the Airport.

 

PC 13 Development in the Vicinity of the Aerodrome

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

(a) the physical intrusion of buildings or other structures into the Obstacle Limitation Surface;

(b) attracting birds or bats to the area which could cause or contribute to bird strike hazard;

(c)  providing very bright lighting or lighting similar to aerodrome lighting which can distract or confuse pilots;

(d) interfering with navigation or communication facilities;

(e) emissions that may affect pilot visibility or aircraft operations; or

(f)  transient intrusions into the aerodromes operational space.

The development site is located adjacent to the aerodrome. All buildings and structures will be limited to 7.5 metres in height and will not encroach on the Obstacle Limitation Surface boundaries surrounding the Airport.

2. Environment

PC 14 Watercourses

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

Not Applicable – The site is not located in proximity to any watercourses.

PC 15 Flooding

Premises are designed and located so as:

(a) not to adversely impacted upon by flooding;

(b) to protect life and property; and

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

Not Applicable – The site is not identified as being susceptible to a 1 in 100 year flooding event.

 

PC 16 Air Emissions

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

The proposal has the potential to produce significant air emissions. The conditions of approval require that there be no unreasonable or sustained levels of odour, and no nuisance caused to adjoining properties.  The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection approvals for ERA 56 and ERA 62 also contain requirements for limiting air emissions.

PC 17 Noise Emissions

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

The development site is separated from noise sensitive land uses, however the conditions of approval require that there be no unreasonable or sustained levels of noise, and no nuisance caused to adjoining properties

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.

Conditions of approval will require the implementation of soil erosion and sediment controls to prevent off-site transfer of sediment and ensure stormwater quality is maintained. 

 

 

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.

Conditions of approval will require any filling and excavation to be undertaken in accordance with Schedule 7: “Standards for Construction Activity”.

PC 20 Construction Activities

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

Conditions of approval will require soil erosion and sediment controls to be implemented during construction to prevent off-site transfer of sediment and ensure the protection of environmental values.

PC 21 Cultural Heritage

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

The proposed development site does not contain known places of indigenous and/or cultural heritage.

PC 22 Buildings of Significance

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

The site is not adjacent to buildings identified as heritage or character buildings.

PC 23 Character Buildings

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

The site is not adjacent to buildings identified as heritage or character buildings.

B. For the Residential Precinct

Residential Development and Dual Occupancies

PC 24-29

N/A – The proposed development  is an Industrial Activity in the Industrial Precinct of the Town Zone.

For Non Residential Activities Located in the Residential Precinct

PC 30-32

 

N/A – The proposed development  is an Industrial Activity in the Industrial Precinct of the Town Zone.

C. For the Commercial Precinct

PC 33-41

N/A – The proposed development  is an Industrial Activity in the Industrial Precinct of the Town Zone.

For Non Commercial Activities Located in the Commercial Precinct

PC 41-44

N/A – The proposed development  is an Industrial Activity in the Industrial Precinct of the Town Zone.

D. For the Industrial Precinct

PC 45 Scale

The scale and location of the industrial use on the site should contribute to the amenity of the precinct.

The proposed waste transfer facility will occupy 11.8% of the total site area The proposed buildings maintain a 5m setback from the boundaries. The scale of the development is consistent with the amenity of the area.

PC 46 Vehicular traffic

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

Vehicles will access the site from  Airport Drive which directly connects to the Carnarvon Highway.  Vehicle movements associated with the use will not adversely impact the amenity of residential areas.

PC 47 Landscaping

Landscaping on the site:

(a) contributes positively to the built form and the street; and

(b) reduces the impact of the size and scale of the buildings.

The development proposes landscaping adjacent to all boundaries of the site, and will positively contribute to the amenity of the development and streetscape.

 

PC 48 Amenity

The amenity of residential uses adjacent to the industrial area is protected through appropriate boundary screening.

The development site adjoins the Rural Zone to the north. It is proposed to provide adequate landscaping along this boundary to buffer the industrial activities from any residential uses on the rural site (in addition the development proposal meets the required boundary setbacks of 7 metres, where adjoining residential land). 

PC 49 Building and Structure Design

The building is designed and orientated to be identifiable from the street.

The proposed development incorporates a caretaker’s residence, site office/amenity building, resource recovery facility and existing regulated waste and transfer facility. The site office/amenity building and caretaker’s residence is located at the front of the site.  The office will be utilized by a small number of administration staff and is not intended to be visited by the general public.

PC 50 Building Appearance

Buildings are designed and finished to a high quality appearance.

 

Buildings and structures proposed are of a utilitarian appearance suitable for their intended industrial use, and location within the Industrial Precinct. The caretaker’s residence has a front deck area, and is appropriately recognizable as a residential building.

PC 51 Location

Non Industrial activities are located and operated so as:

(a) not to impact adversely on the function and character of the Industrial precinct; and

(b) not to prejudice the consolidation of like non Industrial activities in other more appropriate areas.

 

The proposed Caretaker’s residence is considered ancillary to the proposed industrial use. It will not impact on the industrial precinct as it is a component of the on-site industrial use.

E. For the Open Space and Recreation Precinct

PC 52-58

N/A – The proposed is for Industrial Activity in an industrial zone.

F. For the Rural Residential Precinct

PC 59-60

N/A – The proposed is for Industrial Activity in an industrial zone.

G. Specific Land Uses

PC 61-63 - Home Based Business

N/A – The proposed is for Industrial Activity in an industrial zone.

PC 64-67 - Host Home Accommodation

N/A – The proposed is for Industrial Activity in an industrial zone.

PC 68 - Telecommunication Facility 

N/A – The proposed is for Industrial Activity in an industrial zone.

 

4.0  Submissions

 

Four (4) submissions were lodged to Council during the public notification period.  The submitters names and addresses are listed below:

 

Jobe Ross

28 Airport Drive

Injune QLD 4454

 

M J Ashley

Racecource Road

Injune QLD 4454

 

Ainsley Taylor

Injune Daily Express

i.d.e@bigpond.com

 

S W Sheehan

PO Box 65

Injune QLD 4454

 

The following planning issues were raised by the submitters in the notification period for the application.  Each issue and the response are outlined below:

 

Issue

Response

Odour

The waste transfer station is intended to be used for the collection, storage and transfer of both odour producing and non-odourous substances.  The development approval includes conditions that manage nuisance in the form of odour at adjoining properties, requiring that no unreasonable or sustained levels of odour are caused at those properties.

 

The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection environmental approvals for Regulated Waste Storage (ERA 56) and Waste Transfer Station Operation (ERA 62) set conditions for the operation of the facility, which include provisions for limiting odour.

Dust and Wind Scattering Rubbish

Council has conditioned the approval with requirements to use dust suppressing materials for vehicle manoeuvring areas. 

Sorting and recycling areas within the development are contained under roofs preventing the scattering of waste by wind gusts.

 

The stored waste includes construction and demolition waste and inert recyclable waste, including steel and cardboard. It is not proposed to use the facility for general household rubbish.

Pest and Vermin Control

The proposed stored waste does not include putrescent waste, so vermin will not be attracted to the site.  Onsite rubbish will be collected on a regular basis, reducing the possibility of vermin contamination.

Liquid waste is contained in sealed tanks, and not exposed to the open environment, offering no opportunity for the encouragement of vermin.

Generated Noise

The development site is within the Industrial Precinct, and is suited to industrial uses.  Noise can be expected from vehicle movements and the general operation of the site during the approved operating hours.  Any excessive noise is managed by conditions of approval limiting nuisance to adjoining sites.

Decreased  Value of Land

Valuation of land is not considered a planning issue. 

Health issues

The licensing and ongoing approval of the Environmental Authorities (ERA 56 and ERA 62) issued by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection is under DEHP jurisdiction, and can be expected to be effectively implemented. 

 

The conditions set by DEHP will take into account the ongoing control of potentially harmful organisms or substances within the stored waste.

Service not needed – other facilities available in the area. 

The site is within the Industrial Precinct, and suited for industrial uses. The specific need has been identified by JJ Richards, and the proposed development site is a suitable location for the facility.

 

 

 


Attachment 2

Plans of Development

 










   


Attachment 1

Capital Works Summary Budget Review Second Qtr 2013-14(2)

 


Attachment 2

Summary 6th Monthly Budget Review 2013-14V1(2)

 







Attachment 3

Summary of Operating Revenue  Expenses Budget Review Second Qtr 2013-14(2)

 





Attachment 1

Installation and Maintenance of pipeline Infrastructure - Comet Ridge Wallumbilla

 


























 


Attachment 1

Preliminary report - Struxi Pty Ltd - Maranoa Early Learning Centre

 








Attachment 2

Elemental Cost Analysis - Maranoa Early Learning Centre

 


Attachment 3

Department ~ of Essential Upgrades Grant Program for Non for Profit Early Childhood Education and Care Centres  for Maranoa Early Learning

 


Attachment 1

Saleyards Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes - 28/11/13

 





Attachment 2

Airport Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes - 06/11/13

 

 

Meeting:                             Airports Advisory Committee Meeting

Date:                                     Wednesday 4th November 2013

Chair:                                    Cr. Joy Denton                 

Attendees:                         Cr. Joy Denton, Cr. Cameron O’Neil, Cr. David Schefe,  Ben Jones MRC – Manager Airports (Roma, Injune & Surat), Adrian Harding – Europcar, Barry McCabe – Roma Aero Club, Gary Schefe – Commerce Roma, Greg Shaw, Lyn Kajewski – Roma Tourism Association Inc, Meryl Brumpton – Flying Surgical & Flying Obstetric Service, Robert Lethbridge

 

Apologies:                          Anthony Partridge – TransLink, Anthony McDonald – Hertz Roma, Christopher Kerr – Care Flight Group QLD, Ian Rollinson, Jon Hamer – Qantas, Keith Chandler, Peter Flynn – Maranoa Travel Centre, Shane Brumby – MI Helicopters, Scott Rodgers – Air BP, Vicki Beitz

Minutes:                             Christina Tincknell

 

Meeting Opened:           6.00pm

Meeting Closed:              7.40pm

 

Next Meeting Details

Date:                     4th December 2013                         

Time:                    6pm      

Location:             Council Chambers, Bungil Street              


Meeting Actions

Item

Description

Comments

Action by

When

 

2.0

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes & Business Arising from Minutes

Follow up with Telstra to enquire as to what the upgrade plan for the Airport tower is and when this is going to occur.

Ben Jones

TBA

 

4.0

 

 

Rolling of Runway – Mitchell Airport

Arrange the rolling of the Surat Airport runway.

Ben Jones

30/11/2013

5.0

Lighting strike at Roma Airport & Bay 2 repair

 

Investigate feedback that Bay 2 has damage with were the aircraft wheels sit.

Ben Jones

Update at next meeting, 4/12/2013

9.0

General Business

Arrange tension barriers and signage for the licenced area of the terminal.

Ben Jones

TBA

Investigate modular components for terminal construction.

Ben Jones

TBA

Repairs to Mitchell Airport amenities

Ben Jones

Update at next meeting, 4/12/2013

Arrange for ash trays to be cleaned daily

Ben Jones

Immediately

Obtain information from Avdata regarding RFDS landing charges.

Ben Jones

Update at next meeting, 4/12/2013

Respond to email request from Adrian Harding

Ben Jones

By 12th November

 

 


Discussion Notes:

 

Welcome

Cr. Denton welcomed all present and declared the meeting open at 6.00pm

 

Item 1                   Apologies

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

·    Christopher Kerr – Care Flight Group QLD

 

Item 2                   Confirmation of Minutes

Resolution:  AP/11.2013/06

Moved:          Barry McCabe                    

Seconded:   Robert Lethbridge

That the Airport Advisory Committee Meeting minutes of 2nd October 2013 be confirmed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 
 


               

                               

 

 

 

 

 

Business Arising from Minutes

 The committee requested updates on the following items from the meeting held 2nd October 2013.

 

Provide feedback sent to unsuccessful tender applicants for Tender 13/27 Lease of Food & Beverage Outlet (Terminal Kiosk).

Feedback has been completed and sent to unsuccessful tender applicants. The feedback was sent 4th November 2013.

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

Ben Jones has contacted Jon Hamer of QantasLink to advise that the third check-in counter is available to operate as a carry-on check-in.

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

Ben Jones has contacted Telstra regarding the poor reception at the Airport Terminal. Telstra have advised that they will look into the issue. They did advise that bandwidth on towers are set and when there are larger volumes of people using the service within the vicinity of a tower, this decreases the capacity of the network resulting in poorer reception.

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

The case had been logged once the error was found. The system is now operating on the internet for the QantasLink agent to update locally, however there are still some errors occurring that are working to be resolved.

Follow up with Greg Shaw regarding when runway and apron are swept.

Ben Jones advised that the apron and movement area are swept every weekend.

 

The committee requested that Ben Jones follow up with Telstra again to enquire as to what the upgrade plan is and when this is going to occur.

 

Item 3                   Airport Advisory Recommendations

 Cr. Denton presented a report to Council at the General Meeting held 9th October 2013, outlining the recommendations put forward by the committee relating to;

·    The addition of car parking spaces for GA users

·    Construction of a pathway

·    Issuing of correspondence to vehicles parking in “No Parking” and “Taxi Only areas”

“Excerpt from Minutes of GM 09/10/13” is attached outlining the Council’s recommendations.

 

The committee requested that the endorsed correspondence be sent out immediately to the main gas industry companies utilising the airport, and as required if further companies are identified.

 

Item 4                   Rolling of Runway – Mitchell Airport

Ben Jones has arranged the rolling of the Mitchell Airport runway. The committee requested that Ben arrange the same for Surat Airport.

 

The committee requested an update on the installation of Avdata at Injune. Ben advised that the installation was completed 4th November 2013 and is now operating. Avdata are monitoring and will provide feedback as to if the equipment is working correctly. Avdata have also offered a free loan unit to monitor usage at Mitchell and/or Surat to determine if Avdata is worth implementing at these sites. Ben advised that he has requested a quote for supply of a camera system to monitor all aircraft landings to detect any aircraft that are not seeking prior permission to land. The committee discussed the increase in usage of the Injune Airport.

 

Item 5                   Lighting strike at Roma Airport & Bay 2 repair

Ben Jones updated the committee regarding the lightening strike that occurred at the airport on Thursday night 24th October. Repairs were completed the following morning and the runway is fully operational.

The apron also required repairs as a sink hole appeared on Bay 2. Repairs have also been completed. Cr. Denton requested that Ben follow up with information received that Bay 2 still has damage with were the aircraft wheels sit.

 

Item 6                   Officer Transport Security                          

Office of Transport Security (OTS) completed an on site audit on 30th and 31st October. The screening point underwent another systems test and passed. It was noted by OTS that the screeners have undergone 4 systems tests since February and passed each one. It is uncommon for a screening point to undergo so many tests in such a short period and maintain 100% compliant. Council is compliant with OTS requirements as no non-compliances were issued during this audit. The committee discussed the procedures for handling passengers found to be in possession of prohibited or dangerous items.

 

Item 7                   Injune Airport Avdata

This item was addressed earlier in the meeting (Item 4).

 

Item 8                   Security Personnel Service

Lyn Kajewski outlined information received regarding the security screeners for Roma Airport. The information received was as follows:

·    Screeners being disrespectful to passengers (particularly older passengers).

·    Surrendered items

·    Screening point being closed when passengers arrive at the terminal.

Ben Jones responded outlining the options that passengers are provided when found to be in possession of prohibited or dangerous goods. Ben also provided feedback to the committee regarding the screening point being closed, noting that the screening contractor is working towards having full staff that are trained to avoid this situation, but currently the screening point is closed for a period of up to 20 minutes when there is a break in flights to allow the screeners their breaks.

 

Item 9                   General Business

Cr. O’Neil requested feedback as to the licenced area of the terminal now that the kiosk is operating. Ben Jones advised that he is monitoring how Nektar are handling the RSA for the area, he will provide feedback to Nektar as required. The committee discussed the benefit of having the area more clearly marked to make it easier to passengers to distinguish the licenced area. The committee requested Ben to arrange for tension barriers and signage for the area.

 

Cr. O’Neil requested Ben Jones to provide an update on timeframes for the Roma Airport Terminal redevelopment. Ben provided the committee with the process involved up to and including construction along with estimated time frames for each. The committee also discussed various approaches to the construction to minimise impact the passengers. The committee requested that Ben look into the possibility of modular components for the terminal construction.

 

Cr. Schefe enquired as to the CCTV coverage of the car park, since there has been reported theft in the car park recently. Ben Jones advised the committee on the coverage of the CCTV cameras. The committee discussed possible deterrents to address the issue.

 

Robert Lethbridge noted that the toilets at Mitchell Airport have been cleaned, however the male toilet is still out of order and the fence around the amenities building has not been fixed. Ben advised that he would follow up with this.

Cr. O’Neil noted that the ash trays located on the grassed area needed cleaning. Ben advised that these would be cleaned daily going forward.

Cr. Denton requested an update on the commencement of flights to Toowoomba. Ben advised that he has met with Skytrans regarding the commencement. Skytrans are anticipating commencing flights as of January 2014.

Cr. Denton requested information regarding if the Royal Flying Doctor (RFDS) are charged for landing aircraft in Roma. Ben advised that he is aware the some flights are, but will need to obtain the information from Avdata to investigate further. Meryl Brumpton advised that she can provide the aircraft registration for the Flying Obstetrician & Gynaecological Service if required, as this aircraft should be charged for landing fees.  Ben advised that he will speak to Julie Reitano regarding this information.

Adrian Harding enquired if Ben Jones had received the email he sent through approximately 3 weeks ago via the general enquires email address. Adrian was advised that it had been received last week and that Ben would follow up shortly. 

Cr. Denton closed the meeting at 7.40pm

 

 

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Attachment 3

Airport Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes - 04/12/14

 

 

Meeting:                                 Airports Advisory Committee Meeting

Date:                                       Wednesday 4 December 2013

Chair:                                     Cr. Joy Denton                       

Attendees:                             Cr. Joy Denton, Cr. David Schefe,  Ben Jones MRC – Manager Airports (Roma, Injune & Surat), Barry McCabe – Roma Aero Club, Greg Shaw, Lyn Kajewski – Roma Tourism Association Inc, Keith Chandler, Peter Flynn – Maranoa Travel Centre,

 

Apologies:                             Cr. Cameron O’Neil, Adrian Harding – Europcar, Gary Schefe – Commerce Roma, Robert Lethbridge, Anthony Partridge – TransLink, Anthony McDonald – Hertz Roma, Christopher Kerr – Care Flight Group QLD, Shane Brumby – MI Helicopters, Scott Rodgers – Air BP, Vicki Beitz, Ian Rollinson, Jon Hamer - Qantas

 

Minutes:                                 Christina Tincknell

 

Meeting Opened:                                                                                                                       6.20pm

Meeting Closed:                   7.10pm

 

Next Meeting Details

Date:                       5 February 2014                    

Time:                      6pm        

Location:               Council Chambers, Bungil Street           


Meeting Actions

Item

Description

Comments

Action by

When

Item 2

Confirmation of Minutes and Business Arising

Report back to the committee regarding the meeting with Nektar Hospitality

Ben Jones

5 February 2014

Consult with the CEO regarding RFDS being charged landing fees at Council airports

Ben Jones

5 February 2014

Item 8

General Business

Update the committee on the opening of the third check-in counter

Ben Jones

5 February 2014

Consult with the CEO regarding the passenger tax being applied to charter aircraft utilising Injune Airport

Ben Jones

5 February 2014

 

Discussion Notes:

 

Welcome

Cr. Denton welcomed all present and declared the meeting open at 6.20pm

 

Item 1                     Apologies

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

·      Cr. Cameron O’Neil

·      Vicki Beitz

·      Ian Rollinson

·      Jon Hamer - Qantas

 

Item 2                     Confirmation of Minutes and Business Arising

Resolution:           AP/12.2013/07

Moved:                   Barry McCabe                       

Seconded:             Lyn Kajewski

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The committee requested Ben Jones to provide an update on any items outstanding from the previous meeting.

·      There is no new information to report regarding the request to Telstra for any future upgrade plans for mobile towers in the vicinity of the Roma Airport.

·      Both Mitchell and Surat Airports have been included in the schedule to have the runways rolled. Injune has not been included at this stage, the runway is being monitored to see if this will be required or not due to the increased use of the runway.

·      There was a slight depression located on bay 2 of the apron. Ben consulted with Council’s Road team and was advised that crack sealant would be needed to prevent further moisture getting into the existing cracks on the apron. This has been completed and the apron is being monitored.

·      The tension barriers and signage have been organised for the licensed area of the terminal. 

The committee discussed the liquor licensing requirements and RSA at the airport to ensure there are no issues with intoxicated passengers. Ben advised that he is meeting with Nektar to discuss this. Ben will report back to the committee regarding his meeting with Nektar.

·      The modular components for the terminal construction will be investigated during the detailed design process. Ben will advise the committee once he has the information.

·      Repairs to the Mitchell Airport amenities are in progress, a builder has been to site to inspect the building. The quote received was approximately $50-60,000 in repairs. Ben and Michael Parker will visit Mitchell Airport with a building inspector to determine the best course of action for repairs to this building.

·      The cleaning of ash trays at the Roma Airport is being done daily.

·      Avdata currently is charging Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS) landing fees and Council airports. The committee discussed the fees and charges and agree that RFDS should be exempt for emergency aircraft. Ben will consult with Julie Reitano and update the committee at the next meeting.

·      Ben has responded to the email request from Adrian Harding of Europcar.

 

Item 3                     Lightning Strike at Roma Airport

This item was covered in Business Arising from the previous meeting

 

Item4                      Repairs to Mitchell Airport Amenities

This item was covered in Business Arising from the previous meeting

 

Item 5                     Avdata Regarding RDFS landing charges

This item was covered in Business Arising from the previous meeting

 

Item 6                     Wellcamp Airport Open Day

Cr. Joy Denton discussed her attendance at the Wellcamp Airport Day in Toowoomba. The committee looked over the information sheets that Cr. Joy Denton obtained from the day. Information regarding this can be found at http://www.wellcamp.com.au/

 

Item 7                     Sale of raffle tickets to raise funds for Pinaroo

Greg Shaw requested the availability of a space to be allocated from time to time to allow for fundraising to go towards Pinaroo. This could include the selling of raffle tickets, or simply a donations container. The committee agreed that Ben Jones is the most suitable person to handle this request, but agreed that it was for a good local cause and supported the request.

Item 8                     General Business

Peter Flynn advised that he had received a letter of complaint from a Qantas pilot relating to aircraft being advised to enter a holding pattern and not being permitted to land because of insufficient bays available for aircraft parking at Roma Airport. Peter wanted to clarify the procedure and if this had occurred. Ben Jones advised that the normal procedure is; if there are insufficient bays for parking an aircraft will be requested to hold until such time as a bay becomes available. However, the way the flight schedule is worked, unless an aircraft arrives early/is delayed or a charter arrives without having made the request to Airport Management, there will not be any more than 4 aircraft scheduled into Roma at one time. To date, no aircraft has been requested to hold because of a scheduling error by either the airport operator or the ground handling agent.

 

Peter Flynn stated that he believes there are still issues with the screening point closing during the day. Passengers are not able to access the seating available in the screened area of the terminal or the kiosk. Ben Jones advised that he would follow up with Toll regarding this.

 

Peter Flynn advised the committee that the computer equipment for the third check in counter has arrived, but has not calibrated currently. Once this is completed this counter can be opened.

Ben Jones also updated the committee to advise that the conveyor system for the third check is on its way to Roma, and installation is to commence Tuesday 10 December. It was take a few days to install the system, but should be operational by the following week.

 

Cr. David Schefe asked if the passenger tax was being applied aircraft utilising the Injune Airport. Ben Jones advised that to date the only fee applicable was the weight based landing charge. The committee discussed applying the passenger tax to charter aircraft landing at Injune Airport. The camera system that Ben has been investigating could be used as a tool in the aid of applying the passenger tax. Ben advised that he would speak to Julie Reitano regarding this matter and report back to the committee.

 

The committee asked if there has been a drop in passenger numbers since the opening of the Miles airport. Ben Jones advised that there has been no drop in passenger numbers to date; October actually had the highest number of passengers to date with approximately 30,000 passenger movements. Peter Flynn advised that there has been some mention from charter companies that Council’s fees compared to Miles are much higher. The committee discussed this, but agreed that Council needs to recover this cost as the Roma Airport upgrade was not fully funded and was quiet a significant cost.

 

Lyn Kajewski suggested that Council should look to host a workshop for local businesses that aims to educate on how to complete a successful tender. Lyn thought this would be a good step for Council to support local business. The committee discussed where such expertise could be sought to provide this to the community, and the intricacy in providing a workshop that covered the various tender categories that Council require. The committee agreed a good starting point should be the requirement for all tenders to have a checklist attached to the tender application.  

 

Item 9                     Next Meeting and Close

The committee agreed to hold the next meeting on 5 February 2014 commencing 6pm and the Council Chambers.

 

 

 

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Attachment 1

Proposed bulk water storage Roma Airport

 


Attachment 2

Proposed bulk water storage Injune Airport

 

 


Attachment 1

Councillor Feedback - Cr. Wason - Coral Beitz - Various concerns - Amby

 


Attachment 2

Letter to Coral Beitz regarding Councilor Customer Feedback Form - Amby Hall and Mitchell Pool

 

Enquiries:      Tanya Mansfield

Phone:            07 46246935 (Direct) or

                        1300 007 662 (via Customer Service)

Office:                        Mitchell

Our Ref:         D13/59451; D14/3535

 

 

17 January 2014

 

 

Mrs. Coral Beitz

13 Queen St

Amby   QLD  4462

 

 

 

Dear Mrs. Beitz

 

Re: Councillor Customer Feedback Form – Amby Hall and Mitchell Swimming Pool

 

Thank you for your Councillor Customer Feedback Form addressed to Councillor Scott Wason regarding feedback and suggestions for improvements to the Amby Hall and the Mitchell Swimming Pool.

 

I can advise that Council will be considering your suggestions for the Amby Hall in the future 2014/15 budget.

 

In relation to Mitchell Swimming pool steps, Council has been looking at various options. At the moment there isn’t an easy fix as pipework for the pool is constructed in the sides of the pool. We cannot secure steps into the pool sides, for this reason. We have considered and purchased portable steps, but they aren’t secure enough for people with limited mobility to enter and exit the pool with confidence. There is a lifter at the pool that is available to provide assistance in entering and exiting the pool and pool staff can provide assistance in using the lifter.  We are still looking at other options to improve access to the swimming pool.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact myself on one of the numbers listed above, or by email – tanya.mansfield@maranoa.qld.gov.au, if you have any further questions.

 

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

 

 

Tanya Mansfield

Manager – Facilities


Attachment 3

Acknowledgement Letter to Coral Beitz Re: Request for Bitumen Seal - Chambers and Creek Streets, Amby

 

Our Ref: D13/59451;D14/5048

 

Enquiries: Clara Aitken

Phone: 4624 0712 (Direct) or

             1300 007 662 (via Customer Service)

Office: Infrastructure Services

 

 

28 January 2014

 

 

Mrs Coral Beitz

13 Queen Street

AMBY QLD 4462

 

 

Dear Mrs Beitz

 

Re: Request for Bitumen seal – Chambers and Creek Streets, Amby

 

Thank you for your Councillor Customer Feedback Form addressed to Councillor Scott Wason dated 26 November 2013, outlining your request for Council to provide a bitumen seal to Chambers and Creek Streets, Amby.

 

I have undertaken an initial review of your request and have allocated this matter to Kylie Fleischfresser – Specialist Infrastructure Planning for further investigation. Following this investigation, a report will go to the Council meeting of 26 February 2014 for resolution.

 

Following this meeting we will advise you of the outcome.

 

Again, thank you for bringing this matter to the attention of Councillor Wason, I will continue to keep Councillor Wason and yourself informed through to finalisation of your request.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact Clara Aitken of my office on (07) 4624 0712, or by email – clara.aitken@maranoa.qld.gov.au, if you have any further questions or concerns with progression of this matter.

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

 

 

Kym Downey

Manager – Infrastructure Planning & Design


Attachment 1

Department of Transport and Main Roads - Request for Taxi Ranks - 09/01/2014

 


Attachment 2

Request for Taxi Ranks outside Hotels in Roma - Roma Cabs - George Noble

 



Attachment 3

Acknowledgement Letter to George & Jennifer Noble Re: Request for Taxi Ranks outside hotels in Roma

 

Our Ref: D14/1819;D14/2361;D14/3013

 

Enquiries: Clara Aitken

Phone: 4624 0712 (Direct) or

             1300 007 662 (via Customer Service)

Office: Infrastructure Services

 

 

15 January 2014

 

 

Mr & Mrs Noble

Nobaly Pty Ltd trading as Roma Cabs and Roma Limousines

7 Bungil Street

ROMA QLD 4455

 

 

Dear Mr & Mrs Noble

Re: Taxi Ranks in Roma

 

Thank you for your letter addressed to Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Ms Julie Reitano dated 18 December 2013, outlining your request for taxi ranks outside the hotels in the township of Roma.

 

I have undertaken an initial review of your request and have allocated this matter to Kylie Fleischfresser – Specialist Infrastructure Planning for further investigation. Following this investigation, a report will go to the Council meeting of 12 February 2014 for resolution.

 

Following this meeting we will advise you of the outcome.

 

Again, thank you for bringing this matter to the attention of Council’s Chief Executive Officer Ms Reitano, I will continue to keep you informed through to finalisation of your request.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact Clara Aitken of my office on (07) 4624 0712, or by email – clara.aitken@maranoa.qld.gov.au, if you have any further questions or concerns with progression of this matter.

 

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

 

 

Kym Downey

Manager – Infrastructure Planning & Design

 


Attachment 1

Compliance Policy Framework

 

This document is a policy framework for compliance action by Maranoa Regional Council.

 

The policy framework sets out:

 

1.    Compliance responsibilities of Council

2.    Key strategies for achieving compliance

3.    Policies required

4.    Priorities

5.    Implementation notes

1.        Compliance responsibilities of Council

 

Local governments in Queensland are established by the Queensland Government. Local governments have been given broad areas of responsibility by the State through the enabling legislation for local governments and through specific provisions of other state legislation dealing with roads, development, environment, animal management, health, safety and community. In turn, local governments create local laws as subordinate legislation which contain further legislative provisions targeted towards the specific needs of each local government.

 

All of these state and local government legislative provisions are supported by compliance provisions that can be used to achieve compliance with the legislation. The scope of responsibilities for compliance is extensive and full compliance with all aspects of all legislation by all members of a community is not possible to achieve with the resources available to local government.

 

Local government must therefore adopt strategies and priorities that result in the best outcomes for their communities within the practical limits of their resources.

 

As a general guide, the following considerations influence the Council’s policies. The order in the list is significant:

 

Consideration - 1             Safety

Consideration - 2             Serious disruptions to residents and businesses

Consideration - 3             Risk of liability

Consideration - 4             Responsiveness to complainants

Consideration - 5             Scale of non-compliance with particular legislative provisions

Consideration - 6             Costs of achieving compliance and alternatives

Consideration - 7             Minor disruptions to residents and businesses

Consideration - 8             Low risk of liability

 

The dominant areas of Council responsibility for compliance are listed below. The order is determined by the average urgency of safety concerns when an incident arises:

 

Council Responsibility - 1         Animal control

Council Responsibility - 2         Health

Council Responsibility - 3         Swimming pools

Council Responsibility - 4         Waste

Council Responsibility - 5         Roads, parks and reserves

Council Responsibility - 6         Building, plumbing and drainage

Council Responsibility - 7         Land use

Council Responsibility - 8         Nuisance, including noise

Council Responsibility - 9         Weed and animal pest control

2.        Key strategies for achieving compliance

 

The following broad strategies set the direction for more detailed strategies:

 

Broad Strategy  - 1            BS1 - Coordination of Council resources, including staff, roles, equipment, knowledge and records

Broad Strategy  - 2            BS2 - Training and support for staff in their roles

Broad Strategy  - 3            BS3 - Responsive communication channels with complainants, alleged offenders and Council

Broad Strategy  - 4            BS4 - Cost effective options for achieving compliance

Broad Strategy  - 5            BS5 - Partnerships with other agencies for compliance action

Broad Strategy  - 6            BS6 - Council endorsed policies to clarify compliance requirements and processes

Broad Strategy  - 7            BS7 - Clear priorities which are matched to available resources and incorporated into Council operational plans


 

Broad Strategy 1 –

BS1 Coordination of Council resources, including staff, roles, equipment, knowledge and records

Component strategies:

·    Documentation of coordination processes

·    Documentation of roles and responsibilities

·    Compliance coordination meetings

·    Use of Council intranet to hold knowledge, examples, templates and policies

·    Common reporting format and recording system for compliance actions

 

 

Broad Strategy 2 –

BS2 Training and support for staff in their roles

Component strategies:

·    Documentation of skills and qualifications required for compliance staff

·    Training provided where necessary (formal and on-the-job)

·    Staff sessions to share experiences in compliance and for quality improvement

·    Access to Council intranet for knowledge, examples, templates and policies

·    Supporting staff with clear policies that minimise uncertainty

 

 

Broad Strategy 3 –

BS3 Responsive communication channels with complainants, alleged offenders and Council

Component strategies:

·    Responses within the timeframes set by Council operational plan

·    Use of standardised letters, forms and templates to facilitate timely responses and consistency

·    Council internet provides policies and guidelines for community information

 

 

Broad Strategy 4 –

BS4 Cost effective options for achieving compliance

Component strategies:

·    Use of other avenues to achieve compliance (for example: Informing alleged offenders of potential insurance problems, impacts on future sales of unapproved structures, possible impacts of an offence conviction on overseas travel and holding of official positions)

·    Promoting Council internet to help alleged offenders consider different ways of achieving compliance

·    Use of publicity (proposed compliance programs, successful prosecutions)

·    Encouraging compliance action by other agencies

 

Broad Strategy 5 –

BS5 Partnerships with other agencies for compliance action

Component strategies:

·    Identify other agencies which can more efficiently undertake particular compliance actions (For example: Queensland Police Service, Qld Fire Service)

·    Compliance partner coordination meetings

 

 

Broad Strategy 6 –

BS6 Council endorsed policies to clarify compliance requirements and processes

Component strategies:

·    Establish policies to clarify boundaries between acceptable and unacceptable levels of different activities or uses

·    Establish policies which endorse specific courses of action in different sets of common circumstances

·    Legal advice sought on high risk policies

·    Key policies to be endorsed by Council

·    Communication of policies to staff and communities

 

 

Broad Strategy 7 –

BS7 Clear priorities which are matched to available resources

Component strategies:

·    Priorities for policies, compliance programs and specific actions incorporated into Council operational plans

·    Quarterly review of compliance framework and associated policies as part of Council operational plan review

 

3.        Policies required

 

Policies are required to provide guidance and clarity to Council officers, complainants and alleged offenders. The policy requirements are arranged according to Council responsibilities, legal considerations and administrative matters.

 

Key policies need the endorsement of Council. Legal and administrative policies are generally issued by the Chief Executive Officer, in consultation with Council where appropriate.

 

The priorities for these polices are to be established by the Council and the Chief Executive Officer. 

 

Proposed policies are arranged under the following headings:

 


 

Council Responsibility - 1         CR1 -  Animal control

Council Responsibility - 2         CR2 -  Health

Council Responsibility - 3         CR3 -  Swimming pools

Council Responsibility - 4         CR4 -  Waste

Council Responsibility - 5         CR5 -  Roads,  parks and reserves

Council Responsibility - 6         CR6 -  Building, plumbing and drainage

Council Responsibility - 7         CR7 -  Land use

Council Responsibility - 8         CR8 -  Nuisance, including noise

Council Responsibility - 9         CR9 -  Weed and animal pest control

Legal guidance

Administrative guidance

 

Council Responsibility – CR1   Animal control

1.    Keeping more than 2 dogs – compassionate circumstances

2.    Working dogs – restrictions on keeping in urban areas

3.    Barking dogs – process to follow

4.    Dogs off-leash

5.    Wandering dogs – call out policy

6.    Dangerous dogs – process to follow – immediate seizure and then investigate

7.    Menacing dogs – process to follow

8.    Cat registration

9.    Cats – cat traps and disposal

10.  How many cats

11.  Kennel permits

12.  Wandering stock on roads – response times and process to follow

13.  Wandering stock on neighbouring property – no involvement policy

14.  Illegal agistment – process to follow

15.  Impounded unbranded stock – ownership – process to follow

16.  Injured cattle – process to follow (includes truck roll-over)

 

 

Council Responsibility – CR2   Health

1.    Food poisoning incident – process to follow

2.    Unlicensed food premises – when to close down premises

3.    Unlicensed mobile food van - when to close down

4.    Events involving food preparation and service – requirements, when to close down, education

5.    Unlicensed high risk personal appearance services – tattooist, skin penetration – when to close down

6.    Disaster and emergency incidents – food supply, storage, preparation and service

7.    Disaster and emergency incidents – water supply, sanitation and waste disposal

8.    Disaster and emergency incidents – large group health concerns

9.    Toxic smoke – process to follow

10.  Dust and smoke – process to follow (includes dump fires)

11.  Water supply and quality failures – commercial premises compliance requirements

12.  Extreme weather events – community warnings

13.  Mice and other vermin – child care centres and care facilities compliance requirements

14.  Mosquito and sand fly control – process to follow (after flood incidents, etc)

 

 

Council Responsibility – CR3   Swimming pools

1.    Unfenced swimming pools – process to follow

2.    Fixing pool safety items for pool owners  – no involvement policy

3.    Reminders to pool owners for certificate renewal

4.    Portable pools – education and enforcement

5.    Pools where owner fails to act – circumstances and process to follow

6.    Unattended pools – circumstances for action - process to follow

7.    State direction notices – urgency and process to follow

 

 

Council Responsibility – CR4   Waste

1.    Illegal dumping – process to follow (at tips and elsewhere)

2.    What is accepted at each tip

3.    Entry to tip – non-compliance process

4.    Scavenging – authorised scavenging guidance

5.    Asbestos removal and dumping – process to follow

6.    Annual kerbside clean up – non-compliance process

7.    Littering – process to follow

 

 

Council Responsibility – CR5   Roads, parks and reserves

1.    Truck parking in residential streets – process to follow

2.    Truck parking in industrial areas – unacceptable circumstances - process to follow

3.    Parking – where controlled by signs - unacceptable circumstances - process to follow

4.    Unauthorised signs on roads and reserves – process to follow – removal and disposal

5.    Goods on footpaths – in front of shops – process to follow and requirements for permit

6.    Stalls on footpaths - process to follow and requirements for permit

7.    Buskers - process to follow and requirements for permit

8.    Fund raisers in public places - process to follow and requirements for permit

9.    Mobile vans – where permitted - process to follow and requirements for permit

10.  Weddings and wedding photos - process to follow and requirements for permit

11.  Commercial activities in parks – what are commercial activities

12.  Commercial activities in parks – process to follow and requirements for permit

13.  Events on parks and reserves – process to follow and requirements for permit

14.  Camping on reserves - where permitted - process to follow and requirements for permit

Council Responsibility – CR6   Building, plumbing and drainage

1.    Unapproved structures, modifications and extensions – process to follow

2.    Dangerous structures – process to follow

3.    Unsafe buildings – fire safety - involvement of QF&RS

4.    Budget accommodation building inspections - protocols

5.    Privately certified works not complying with development approvals – process to follow

6.    Building approvals out of time – renewal policy and costs

7.    Uncompleted structures - process to follow

8.    Unapproved plumbing and drainage – process to follow

9.    Trade waste to sewer – process to follow

10.  Water restrictions – non-compliance process

 

Council Responsibility – CR7   Land use and development

1.    Unapproved use – circumstances for action – process to follow

2.    Trucks on residential, rural residential and rural properties - number and type of trucks permitted

3.    Shipping containers on residential, rural residential and rural properties - number and type of shipping containers permitted

4.    Business signs

5.    Out of hours construction – process to follow

6.    Rubbish containment - process to follow

7.    Ponding

 

Council Responsibility – CR7   Nuisance, including noise

1.    Overgrown allotments – circumstances for action – process to follow

2.    Abandoned objects – circumstances for action – process to follow

3.    Odour – process to follow

4.    Noise  – process to follow

 

Council Responsibility – CR7   Weed and animal pest control

1.    Declared weeds – Class 1 and 2 – process to follow

2.    Declared weeds – Class 3 - priorities – process to follow

3.    Keeping declared pests – priorities – process to follow

4.    Illegal baiting and trapping – circumstances for action – process to follow

 

Legal guidance

1.    When to seek legal advice

2.    When to prosecute

3.    Evidence management

4.    Ownership of impounded animals

5.    Ownership of impounded vehicles and other objects

6.    Powers of entry – process to follow

7.    Remedial notices

8.    Show cause notices

9.    Enforcement notices

10.  Examples

11.  Setting precedents

12.  Templates and forms

13.  Other agency roles

14.  Use of non-Council compliance measures (eg ‘insurance may be void’ warnings, etc)

15.  Use of compliance programs

16.  Delegations from other agencies

17.  Complaints based on spite or revenge

18.  Serial complainants

 

Administrative guidance

1.    Delegations for compliance

2.    Authorised officers

3.    Officer roles and agency partners

4.    Officer qualifications and training

5.    Officer safety

6.    Risk management

7.    Use of SPER for offences

8.    Publicity for compliance actions

9.    Reporting and records

10.  Evidence security procedures

11.  Responding to complainants - standards

12.  Pool immersion incident – State direction notices – correspondence system management

13.  Council pool inspectors – appointment of staff

14.  Council pool inspectors – use of alternatives arrangements

15.  Gun control policy – Staff positions that may require access to guns

16.  Gun control policy – Storage and training requirements

17.  Gun control policy – Use in public places – process to follow

18.  Callout policy – stray dogs

19.  Callout policy – weekend work

20.  Cost recovery

21.  Fees and charges – permits at lower cost than non-compliance charges

22.  Mobile vans – standard conditions

23.  Camping permits – standard conditions

24.  Weddings – standard conditions

25.  Commercial activities on parks and reserves – standard conditions

26.  Events on parks and reserves – standard conditions 

27.  Fund raisers in public places – standard conditions

28.  Buskers – standard conditions

29.  Stalls on footpaths – standard conditions

30.  Goods on footpaths – standard conditions

4.        Priorities

 

Compliance priorities for the Council:

 

PHASE 1

·    Council adoption of Compliance Policy Framework

·    Council statement of priorities for policy preparation and endorsement

·    Preparation and adoption of policies in accordance with Council priorities

·    Detailed strategy statements prepared

·    Summary documentation of all compliance actions and status

 

PHASE 2

·    Implementation according to policies and priorities

·    Reporting

 

PHASE 3

·    Ongoing implementation according to policies and priorities

·    Reporting

·    Analysis of performance and trends

 

5.        Implementation notes

 

Process:

 

The Compliance Policy Framework is adopted by Council to set direction and priorities. The adopted Compliance Policy Framework is the initial reference point for policy development.

 

Unexpected and unforseen compliance matters will arise. The priorities for policy development should still use the Compliance Policy Framework as the starting point.

 

Review and adjustment:

 

The Council may adjust the Compliance Policy Framework over time to meet wider community expectations and priorities or changes in State or Federal legislation

 

Timeframes:

 

There are a large number of potential policies identified in the Compliance Policy Framework. The process of policy development will occur over a number of years with the yearly policy development priorities documented in Council’s annual Operational Plan.


Attachment 1

Body Of Report

 

Background Information

 

The proposed development is for an “Undefined Use” (Non-resident Workforce Accommodation – 40 Units), seeking to provide accommodation for the workforce associated with the construction of the Fairview substation located within subject site.  The Fairview substation forms part of a high voltage transmission network, which will provide high power electricity supply to an industrial customer (Santos Gladstone Liquified Natural Gas Project) to service associated development gas fields in the Roma East and Fairview areas.

 

The proposed camp is of a temporary nature and will be removed upon completion of the substation construction.  It is anticipated the camp will operate for a maximum period of four (4) years.

 

The proposed camp area will occupy a footprint of approximately of 1500m2, comprising 40 accommodation units, ancillary facilities, vehicle parking and effluent disposal area.

 

The proposed development incorporates the following individual buildings:

-     Power generation room

-     Water storage and pump room

-     Theatre and gymnasium

-     Laundry and sick room

-     Food Storage and cold room

-     Food preparation

-     Kitchen

-     Dining

-     Four (4) person accommodation units (two of which will be designated female only)

 

The proposed units will be contained in 10 buildings grouped in rows, with four (4) units per building. The proposal includes eight (8) female only accommodation units which will be separately fenced, landscaped and appropriately oriented to provide privacy for the occupants. 

 

Each unit will contain living and bathroom facilities and be connected to the camp facilities via concrete pathways.  Each building will have a gross floor area (GFA) of 77.4m2, with the exception of the dinning room, which will have a GFA of 154.8m2.

 

Vehicle access to the site will be gained via Fairview Road through an access easement located within an adjoining allotment. The proposal includes an exclusive vehicle parking area catering for 45 cars.  Buses will be provided by the camp managers to transport workers between the camp and worksite.

 

The proposal includes the following services:

-     Water to be delivered to the site by trucks and stored in tanks (minimum of 45,000L, with 20,000L to be available for fire fighting purposes)

-     On-site electricity generators

-     On-site sewerage treatment facility, with a total daily peak capacity exceeding 21EP, treating up to 10,000 litres of wastewater per day

-     Grey water disposal area (1,600m2)

 

It is proposed landscaping and rural stock proof fencing (1.2 metres in height) be established around the perimeter of the proposed camp area and associated vehicle parking.

 

The proposal includes Environmentally Relevant Activity 63 – Sewerage treatment (daily peak capacity of more than 100 EP, but less than 1,500 EP). However, the ERA is not a “Concurrence ERA” and therefore referral was not required, with the associated Environmental Authority to be obtained separately.

The development application was publically notified between 18 December 2013 and 23 January 2014.  No properly made submissions were received during this period.

 

Third party advice was sought from three gas companies during the development assessment process due to the presence of a gas pipeline easement within Lot 5 on Plan WT217, being the rural property surrounding the proposed development area.  Subsequent to the lodgement of the development application and referral to these companies, the applicant confirmed the development site had been excised from Lot 5 and registered as a separate parcel (Lot 1 on SP261934).  The newly created allotment is not burdened by a gas pipeline easement.

 

Advice was received from Jemena Queensland Gas confirming no objection to the development provided it be carried out in accordance with the plans and specifications presented by the applicant and the gas pipeline easement is not crossed by any plant or machinery without prior approval from the company. 

 

 

Site Details

 

The site is situated south of Fairview Road, Beilba QLD 4455 on land described as Lot 1 on Plan SP261934.  The subject lot, comprising 8.4 hectares, has recently been subdivided from a larger rural allotment (4505.577 hectares) to facilitate the development of an electricity substation on the site. 

 

The site is located within the Rural Zone and forms part of the Fairview Gas Field, which is located within broad acre grazing properties and is surrounded in part by State Forests and large expanses of remnant native vegetation.  The area has been extensively developed for the Fairview Gas Field and grazing has been discontinued in the immediate locality.

 

Figure 1 - Locality Plan                                                      (Source: Development Report)

 

Figure 2 - Aerial perspective of site                                 (Source: Development Report)

Figure 3 – Development Site                                             (Source: Development Report)

 

 


 

Assessment against the planning scheme

 

The proposed use is undefined in the Bungil Shire Planning Scheme.

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

(a)  the State planning regulatory provisions;

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

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

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

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

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

(e)  any applicable codes in the following instruments—

(i)   a structure plan;

(ii)  a master plan;

(iii) a temporary local planning instrument;

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

(v)  a planning scheme;

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

 

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

 


 

Proposed use, with conditions, is not in conflict with planning scheme

Although the planning scheme requires that the proposed development be assessed against the Impact Assessable provisions of the planning scheme, the development 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 proposed development provides for suitable buffer areas from watercourses and places of significant environmental value.  The development will be undertaken within an area that has been previously cleared with only scattered trees remaining.  The development does not involve the clearing of any significant vegetation.

 

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

 

The land is not identified as being susceptible to land degradation

 

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

 

The proposed development is temporary, any impact on the site will be only for a defined period (4 years).  Required drinking water is to be transported to the site.  An Environmental Authority approval is required from DEHP for the on-site sewage treatment system, and so suitable effluent discharge standards will be met.  The camp is situated on existing open pasture, and so located some distance from significant vegetation and fauna, and the proposal is located 300m from the nearest watercourse.  

 

(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 places of historical, cultural or social significance. 

 

(b)  Economic

 

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

 

Whilst the subject site is partially mapped as containing GQAL, it has recently been subdivided from a large rural allotment in order to facilitate the development of an electricity substation to service gas fields in the Roma East and Fairview areas.  The proposed development is temporary in nature and contained within an area that is under intense development for gas gathering and processing infrastructure.  The site of the proposed development is no longer viable for agricultural activities.

 

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

 

The proposed development will support resource industry activities in the region by providing accommodation for workers involved in the construction of an electricity substation that will service gas fields in the Roma East and Fairview areas.

 

(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 support resource industry activities in the region by providing temporary workers accommodation during the construction phase of a major infrastructure project that will service this industry.  The development generally contributes 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 generally 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 access to Fairview Road via an access easement located within an adjoining allotment.  The development will be serviced by on-site effluent disposal systems and power generators.  Water will be trucked to the site and stored in onsite tanks for use within the camp. Matters relating to the provision of infrastructure 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 rural amenity.

 

The proposed development is for temporary workers’ accommodation located in an area under heavy development by the resource industry.  The site locality is a rural area and is separated from the urban areas of the shire.  The development will cater for a specific construction project occurring in close proximity to the site and will not prejudice existing residential areas in the region.

 

(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 temporary in nature, and will not adversely impact on the operations of established infrastructure networks.  The development will support the construction of an essential piece of electrical infrastructure for the region.

 

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

 

The proposed development is a temporary use intended specifically to support the construction of an electricity substation in the immediate locality.  The development will adversely affect the role and identity of Injune as the main business centre in the area.

 

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

 

The subject site is identified as containing areas of medium bushfire hazard.  All buildings and structures associated with the proposed development are to be sited within the existing cleared and disturbed areas.  The proposed development will achieve minimum setback distances of 10 metres to vegetated areas.  Queensland Fire and Rescue Service have reviewed the development proposal and advised that they believe there is no significant bushfire risk provided ‘vegetation and combustible materials are not stored adjacent to structures and a suitable evacuation plan and escape routes are identified.’.  Matters relating to bushfire management can be addressed by way of the conditions of approval and through compliance with relevant building legislation.

 

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

 

The proposed development will cater for the accommodation needs associated with the construction of an essential piece of electrical infrastructure in 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 workers’ accommodation is a temporary use that will support the development of an essential piece of infrastructure to service resource industry activities in the region.  The development generally contributes to the economic growth of the area.

 

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

 

The proposed development is temporary in nature and appropriately located in close proximity to the construction activities it will be servicing. The development is located in an area under heavy development for resource industry activities and will not prejudice the ability of rural activities to continue in the broader surroundings. 

 

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

 

Any impacts from the on-site effluent systems will be managed by the ERA approval issued by Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) and relevant 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”

 

Whilst portions of the site are mapped as containing GQAL, the development will be suitably distanced from existing agricultural land uses. The subject site, comprising 8.4 hectares, has recently been subdivided from a larger rural allotment in order to facilitate the construction of a substation to provide high power electricity to service gas fields in the Roma East and Fairview areas.  The newly created lot is no longer viable for agricultural activities.

 

(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 contained within an allotment (8.4ha) that has been created specifically to facilitate the establishment of an electricity substation to service gas fields in the area.  The development is a temporary use that has been designed and located so as to protect the amenity of the surrounding Rural Zone.  A landscaped buffer will be provided around the perimeter of the development area to assist in mitigating any impacts on the overall rural amenity. 

 

(f)    maintains the rural amenity

 

The site forms part of the Fairview Gas Field which in recent times the area has seen significant change with the increase of gas wells, processing plant, electricity services and the proposed substation to be constructed on the subject lot. The proposed camp is of a minimal scale in comparison to these activities and is of a temporary nature.  The development will incorporate landscaping to assist in mitigating any impacts on the overall rural amenity.

 

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

 

The site of the proposed development is remote from urban areas with the nearest township being Injune, located approximately 50 kilometres away.  Due to the temporary nature of the use and remote location of the construction project, it is more practical for workers to be accommodated on site.  The development will cater for temporary workforce needs and will not prejudice or adversely impact on other uses in the Rural Zone other zones.

 

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

 

Fairview Road is presently subject to high traffic volumes due to extensive resource industry activities occurring in the area. The proposed development is of relatively small scale, consisting of forty units and being of a temporary nature.  It is considered that the additional impacts on the road network contributed by the development, will be minimal.

 

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

 

The site has not been identified as containing any areas of conservation importance.

 

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

 

The proposed workers’ accommodation supports the development of an essential piece of electricity infrastructure for the area.

 

(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 subject lot is mapped as containing medium bushfire hazard areas.  All buildings and structures associated with the proposed development are to be sited within existing cleared and disturbed areas.  Queensland Fire and Rescue Service have reviewed the development proposal and advised that they believe there is no significant bushfire risk provided ‘vegetation and combustible materials are not stored adjacent to structures and a suitable evacuation plan and escape routes are identified.’.  Matters relating to bushfire management can be addressed by way of the conditions of approval and through compliance with relevant building legislation.

 

The development site is not identified as being susceptible to flood or landslide.

 

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

 

Matters relating to the provision of services can be appropriately addressed by way of conditions of development. The development will be largely self sufficient in terms of infrastructure.

 

(m)  does not impact adversely on infrastructure

 

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

 

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.

On-site generators will be provided to supply electricity to the proposed development.

PC 2 Water Supply

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

The proposal includes connecting each of the camp areas to on-site water storage tanks.  Potable water will be delivered to the site from external sources to meet operational needs.  The development will incorporate a minimum of 20,000L of water storage available for fire fighting purposes.

 

The provision of water supply can be appropriately addressed in the conditions of development.

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 subject site does not have a connection to Council’s reticulated sewerage system.  The proposal includes an on-site effluent disposal system for which an Environmental Authority is to be obtained separately from the DEHP for Environmentally Relevant Activity 63 – Sewerage treatment (daily peak capacity of more than 100 EP, but less than 1,500 EP).

 

Effluent disposal can be addressed in the conditions of development.

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.

 

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

PC 5 Vehicle Access

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

The proposal includes vehicle access to Fairview Road via an access easement contained within an adjoining lot.  The access road will be sealed to a rural standard with compacted road base.

 

Matters relating to vehicle access can be appropriately addressed in the 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 proposal includes provision for 45 onsite car parking spaces. Buses will be used to transport workers and contractors between the camp and project worksite.

 

Matters relating to the design and construction of parking and manoeuvring areas can be addressed in the conditions of development.

PC 7.1 Roads

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

 

PC 7.2 Location

Development must be located where there is convenient access.

The proposed development will gain access to Fairview Road via an access easement. The easement will be sealed to a rural standard with compacted road base.

 

Matters relating to site access can be appropriately addressed in the conditions of development.

PC 8.1 Highways

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

 

PC 8.2

Development adjacent to State Controlled

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

 

PC 8.3

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

 

The subject site is not located in close proximity to State-controlled roads.

 

 

PC 9 Gas and Oil Pipelines

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

 

The proposed development is appropriately separated from gas and oil pipelines.

 

 

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.

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

PC 11.1 Rail Corridors

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

 

PC 11.2

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

 

N/A - The subject site is not located in close proximity to rail corridor land.

 

PC 12 Electricity Transmission Line

Easement – Vegetation

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

The proposed development will not result in planted vegetation in proximity to Electricity transmission line easements.

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.

The proposed use is temporary in nature and will not result in the establishment of habitable buildings in proximity to an 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 provides for suitable buffers from watercourses.

 

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 being susceptible to flooding.

PC 16 Air Emissions

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

The proposed development is not of a nature to cause environmental harm or nuisance to adjoining properties or sensitive land uses from air emissions.

 

PC 17 Noise Emissions

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

The proposed development is not of a nature to cause environmental harm or nuisance to adjoining properties or sensitive land uses from noise emissions.

 

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 can be appropriately addressed in the conditions of development.

 

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.

Matters relating to construction activities can be appropriately addressed in the conditions of development.

PC 21 Separation of Incompatible land uses

Separation distances are provided to ensure:

(a) the future viability of surrounding uses;

(b) infrastructure items are protected from

incompatible development;

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

(d) conflict arising from incompatible uses is minimised.

The proposed development is a temporary use and achieves appropriate separation from public roads and surrounding land uses so as not to adversely impact on the amenity of the locality, infrastructure items or prejudice public safety.

 

 

PC 22.1 Development in the Vicinity of

airports:

Development in the vicinity of Airports:

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

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

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

 

PC 22.2 Airport Protection

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

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

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

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

- interfering with navigation or communication facilities;

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

- transient intrusions into the airport’s operational space.

N/A – The proposed development is not located near an airport

PC 23 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.

Portions of the site are mapped as containing GQAL however the site has recently been subdivided from a larger rural allotment in order to facilitate the construction of a substation to provide high power electricity to service gas fields in the Roma East and Fairview areas.  Whilst the development site is no longer viable for agricultural activities, the proposed use is temporary in nature and will not adversely impact on  agricultural land uses in the locality.

PC 24 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 proposed development will not result in the clearing of significant vegetation.  The subject site has previously been cleared for agricultural/pastoral purposes with only scattered trees remaining. 

 

The Environmental Impact Statement prepared by GHD for the proposed substation on within the site, indicates that the area is being intensely developed for gas hub compressor station locations and other gas gathering and processing infrastructure.

PC 25 Protected Areas

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

Whilst the subject site is identified as containing protected areas, the proposed development is not located within 100 metres of the identified protected areas.

PC 26 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 will not be undertaken on slopes greater than 15%.

PC 27 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 subject site is identified as containing areas of medium bushfire hazard risk. The proposal provides for suitable buffer areas and an adequate on-site water supply for fire-fighting purposes.

 

Bushfire hazard can be appropriately managed by way of conditions of development and through compliance with relevant building legislation.

 

PC 28 Buildings of Significance

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

N/A – The site is not located in proximity to buildings of heritage significance.

PC 29 Cultural Heritage

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

N/A – The site is not located in proximity to known sites of cultural heritage significance.

 

PC 30 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 site is not located in proximity to any character buildings.

PC 31 Residential Outbuildings

Rural amenity is to be maintained.

N/A – The proposal does not include any residential outbuildings.

PC 32 Buffers

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

The proposed development is not located near to rural residential land uses.

Specific Land Uses

PC 33 – Catteries and Kennels

N/A – The proposed development is for non-resident workforce accommodation.

PC 34-37 – Commercial Premises

N/A – The proposed development is for non-resident workforce accommodation.

PC 38-42 – Community and Recreation

N/A – The proposed development is for non-resident workforce accommodation.

PC 43-45 – Dwelling House

N/A – The proposed development is for non-resident workforce accommodation.

PC 46-49 - Forestry

N/A – The proposed development is for non-resident workforce accommodation.

PC 50-52 – Home Based Business 

N/A – The proposed development is for non-resident workforce accommodation.

PC 53-56 – Host Home Accommodation 

N/A – The proposed development is for non-resident workforce accommodation.

PC 57-62 – Industry (Low/Medium) 

N/A – The proposed development is for non-resident workforce accommodation.

PC 63– Telecommunication Facility 

N/A – The proposed development is for non-resident workforce accommodation.

PC 64 – 67 Temporary Worker’s Accommodation

PC 64

The use should ensure high levels of fire safety.

The proposed development provides suitable buffer areas and on-site water supply for fire fighting purposes.

 

PC 65 Road Access

Council road network is not unduly affected by the establishment of the camp.

Fairview Road is presently subject to high traffic volumes due to extensive resource industry activities occurring in the area. The proposed development is of relatively small scale, consisting of forty units and being of a temporary nature.  It is considered that the additional traffic  impacts contributed by the development, will be minimal and will not unduly affect the road network.

 

PC 66 Separation Distance

The establishment of the camp does not unduly affect existing residential premises

The proposed development complies with AS 66.1 of Rural code. The development will achieve separation distances in excess of 30 metres and 15 metres from the existing residential premises and the roadway respectively. 

 

PC 67.1 Amenity

The camp buildings, layout and construction do not substantially detract from the amenity of the neighbourhood.

The amenity of the accommodation camp can be managed by conditions of approval and compliance with the Queensland Development Code MP 3.3 (applicable to temporary accommodation). 

PC 67.2 Location

Development must be located where there is convenient access.

The proposed development can be a conditioned requiring all weather access to the accommodation site.

PC 68-71 – Tourist Facility

N/A – The proposed development is for non-resident workforce accommodation.

 

Submissions

 

The development application was publically notified between 18 December 2013 and 23 January 2014.  No properly made submissions were received during this period.

 

Other assessment issues

 

Approval for Building Works and Plumbing & Drainage Works will be required.

 

An Environmental Authority to operate Environmentally Relevant Activity 63 – Sewerage treatment, will be required from the Department of Environment & Heritage Protection.

 


Attachment 2

Development Plans

 









Attachment 1

Proposed Permanent Road Closure

 







Attachment 2

Map of proposed road closure.