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General Meeting

 

Wednesday 26 February 2014

 

Roma Administration Centre

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

 

Date: 25 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

  

Reports

 

L.3         Great Artesian Basin Sustainability Project

              Attachment :           Work to date & outstanding Surat & Easter - Recharge Zones 2

 

L.4         Regional Waste Committee - Litter & Illegal Dumping Pilot Project

              Attachment :           QMDC & EHP - Littering & Illegal Dumping Pilot Project Draft Proposal.............................................................................................................. 7  

 


Attachment 1

Work to date & outstanding Surat & Easter - Recharge Zones

 

Work to date and outstanding in the Surat and Easter-recharge zones

 

NUMBER OF BORES REHABILITATED

 

ZONE

Eastern

Surat

TOTAL QLD

Bores rehabilitated 1989 to 1999 (Pre GABSI)

3

12

312

 

 

99/00 GABSI Stage 1 Yr 1

4

40

00/01 GABSI Stage 1 Yr 2

17

01/02 GABSI Stage 1 Yr 3

1

15

02/03 GABSI Stage 1 Yr 4

3

36

03/04 GABSI Stage 1 Yr 5

5

31

04/05 GABSI Stage 1 Carryover

2

12

Bores rehabilitated under GABSI Stage 1

15

151

 

 

04/05 GABSI Stage 2 Yr 1

8

05/06 GABSI Stage 2 Yr 2

1

14

06/07 GABSI Stage 2 Yr 3

4

28

07/08 GABSI Stage 2 Yr 4

3

19

08/09 GABSI Stage 2 Yr 5

3

21

Bores rehabilitated under GABSI Stage 2

11

90

 

 

09/10 GABSI Stage 3 Yr 1

1

20

10/11 GABSI Stage 3 Yr 2

27

11/12 GABSI Stage 3 Yr 3

2

22

12/13 GABSI Stage 3 Yr 4

1

26

13/14

 

2

26

Bores rehabilitated under GABSI Stage 3

6

121

Total bores rehabilitated all Programs

3

44

674

Work to do

1

10

185+

% to do

25%

18%

 


 

 

NUMBER BORE PIPED

 

ZONE

Eastern

Surat

TOTAL QLD

Bores piped 1994 to 2001 (excluding GABSI)

2

66

 

 

00/01 GABSI Stage 1 Yr 2

13

01/02 GABSI Stage 1 Yr 3

6

26

02/03 GABSI Stage 1 Yr 4

2

26

03/04 GABSI Stage 1 Yr 5

6

48

04/05 GABSI Stage 1 Carryover

5

7

Bores piped under GABSI Stage 1

19

120

 

 

04/05 GABSI Stage 2 Yr 1

11

05/06 GABSI Stage 2 Yr 2

4

23

06/07 GABSI Stage 2 Yr 3

5

27

07/08 GABSI Stage 2 Yr 4

3

15

08/09 GABSI Stage 2 Yr 5

4

18

Bores piped under GABSI Stage 2

16

94

 

 

09/10 GABSI Stage 3 Yr 1

4

13

10/11 GABSI Stage 3 Yr 2

3

15

11/12 GABSI Stage 3 Yr 3

1

19

12/13 GABSI Stage 3 Yr 4

20

13/14

 

3

37

Bores piped under GABSI Stage 3

8

104

Total bores piped all Programs

48

384


Work to do


2


5


215

% to do

100%

9%

 


18%

 

KILOMETRES OF BORE DRAINS REPLACED

 

ZONE

Eastern

Surat

TOTAL QLD

Total kms of drains replaced 1994 to 2001 (excluding GABSI)

63

1843

 

 

00/01 GABSI Stage 1 Yr 2

529

01/02 GABSI Stage 1 Yr 3

465

1156

02/03 GABSI Stage 1 Yr 4

162

606

03/04 GABSI Stage 1 Yr 5

514

1378

04/05 GABSI Stage 1 Carryover

976

1105

Total kms of drains replaced under GABSI Stage 1

2117

4774

 

 

04/05 GABSI Stage 2 Yr 1

174

05/06 GABSI Stage 2 Yr2

412

900

06/07 GABSI Stage 2 Yr 3

596

1234

07/08 GABSI Stage 2 Yr 4

436

920

08/09 GABSI Stage 2 Yr 5

515

985

Total kms of drains replaced under GABSI Stage 2

1959

4211

 

 

09/10 GABSI Stage 3 Yr 1

215

492

10/11 GABSI Stage 3 Yr 2

141

498

11/12 GABSI Stage 3 Yr 3

80

488

12/13 GABSI Stage 3 Yr 4

377

13/14

 

237

1371

Total klms of drains replaced under GABSI Stage 3

673

3225

Total kms of drains replaced all Programs

4812

14053

Work to do

37

155

5,540

% to do

100%

3%

 


 

 

LENGTH OF PIPE INSTALLED

 

ZONE

Eastern

Surat

TOTAL QLD

Klms. of pipe installed (excluding GABSI)

74

2698

 

 

00/01 GABSI Stage 1 Yr 2

618

01/02 GABSI Stage 1 Yr 3

581

1452

02/03 GABSI Stage 1 Yr 4

312

948

03/04 GABSI Stage 1 Yr 5

897

1979

04/05 GABSI Stage 1 Carryover

1212

1401

Total length of pipe installed under GABSI Stage 1

3002

6398

 

 

04/05 GABSI Stage 2 Yr 1

260

05/06 GABSI Stage 2 Yr 2

484

1191

06/07 GABSI Stage 2 Yr 3

823

1689

07/08 GABSI Stage 2 Yr 4

475

1352

08/09 GABSI Stage 2 Yr 5

0

Total length of pipe installed under GABSI Stage 2

1782

4491

 

 

09/10 GABSI Stage 3 Yr 1

373

767

10/11 GABSI Stage 3 Yr 2

204

686

11/12 GABSI Stage 3 Yr 3

132

731

12/13 GABSI Stage 3 Yr 4

473

13/14

 

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Total length of pipe installed under GABSI Stage 3

709

2656+

Total length of pipe installed all Programs

4858

13587+


 

 

WATER SAVED (ML/a)

 

ZONE

Eastern

Surat

TOTAL QLD

Total water saved 1989 - 2001 (Pre GABSI)

548

1738

69175

 

 

99/00 GABSI Stage 1 Yr 1

241

3401

00/01 GABSI Stage 1 Yr 2

7507

01/02 GABSI Stage 1 Yr 3

3223

10671

02/03 GABSI Stage 1 Yr 4

1564

10984

03/04 GABSI Stage 1 Yr 5

3096

16174

04/05 GABSI Stage 1 Carryover

2648

4989

Total water saved under GABSI Stage 1

10772

53725

 

 

04/05 GABSI Stage 2 Yr 1

2584

05/06 GABSI Stage 2 Yr 2

2414

6577

06/07 GABSI Stage 2 Yr 3

1906

13305

07/08 GABSI Stage 2 Yr 4

1968

9393

08/09 GABSI Stage 2 Yr 5

2927

8801

Total water saved under GABSI Stage 2

9215

40661

 

 

09/10 GABSI Stage 3 Yr 1

1022

5861

10/11 GABSI Stage 3 Yr 2

497

5126

11/12 GABSI Stage 3 Yr 3

421

3548

12/13 GABSI Stage 3 Yr 4

50

6939

13/14

 

738

14433

Total water saved under GABSI Stage 3

2729

35907

TOTAL water saved all programs

548

24,452

199468

Work to do

423

2,318

76,038

% to do

43%

8%

 

 


Attachment 1

QMDC & EHP - Littering & Illegal Dumping Pilot Project Draft Proposal

 

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Regional Waste Committee - Litter and Illegal Dumping pilot project

 

Project Overview

Illegal dumping and littering is a growing and ongoing environmental problem within the Queensland Murray Darling Basin (QMDB).  Community groups and individuals are increasingly identifying the presence of rubbish as an issue, particularly throughout the network of highways across the region.  The increase in the transient population along with the increase in traffic along these stretches of road has resulted in significant deterioration in the state of the roadsides.

The most visible areas of illegal dumping and littering across the region appear to be on highways which are shared by multiple local governments. Long term solutions require coordination across multiple local governments.

Littering and illegal dumping behaviour is a common issue across the region’s local government areas and is not particular to any one local council area.  Some of the key organisations or sectors of the community or business that are the source of littering are also spread across the region or contributed to by the transient community.  This is not easily solved by one council working alone.

There are efficiencies in undertaking waste audit data collections, surveillance and market research in a coordinated, collaborative approach rather that individual local governments designing their own systems.

Queensland Murray-Darling Committee (QMDC) and 6 local Governments (Balonne Shire Council, Maranoa Regional Council, Southern Downs Regional Council, Western Downs Regional Council, Goondiwindi Regional Council and Toowoomba Regional Council) have formed the Regional Waste Committee (RWC).  The RWC was formed with the achievable vision of collectively working on various waste issues to ensure regional and cost effective practices are addressed.

A significant outcome of the first RWC meeting held in Dalby in December 2013 was that a joint project be developed to address littering across the region.  The joint project managed by QMDC on behalf of the six councils would be a pilot project with the Queensland Government’s Environmental Protection and Heritage Department.

This project will improve the compliance to littering laws, improve the community’s awareness and understanding of these laws and improve the environment and amenities of our major transport routes across the region.

QMDC will manage the project in partnership with the local governments within the region and local community groups.

 

This project will:

·    improve the compliance to littering laws,

·    improve the community’s awareness and understanding of these laws

·    improve the environment and amenities of our major transport routes across the region. 

 

Project components

Project Component

Budget

1.   Compliance – installation of surveillance cameras, analysing the data, and forwarding to local councils for follow up on breaches to laws ( includes cameras, installation, monitoring, reporting over a 3 month period at 6 hotspot sites , subject to individual councils application to current grant funding).

 

28,300

2.   Market research will be undertaken to help understand community attitudes towards littering and assist in developing further strategies.

To be supported through a state level project

3.   Litter Audit to be undertaken at 6 sites as a benchmark and basis for future monitoring.

·      Initial highway assessment – conduct transect assessments of the 6 main highways within the region (New England, Gore, Warrego, Leichardt, Carnarvon and Moonie  Highways)

 

3,000

 

40,500

4.   Road Side Clean up – this component will comprise the undertaking of a community clean-up of selected highway sites  across the QMDB (identifying hotspots, permits, planning, communications, undertaking 6 clean-up activities), identified sites will be a collaboration of QMDC, local government and Department of Transport and Main roads ensuring additional areas are included.

18,200

 

 

Phase 1 total

$90,000

 

 

5.   Development and delivery of an education/awareness campaign (using social media, signage, print media …) targeting the community across 6 local government areas (Goondiwindi Regional Council, Maranoa Regional Council, Toowoomba Regional Council, Western Downs Regional Council, Southern Downs Regional Council, Balonne Shire Council)

To be determined

 

 

 


 

Project Activity Details

 

Project Component 1 - Compliance

Compliance and enforcement are integral tools in littering and illegal dumping management. One of the barriers to compliance being an effective tool is the need to install equipment and the need to have dedicated personnel to analyse data.  This project component will demonstrate the value and role of proactive compliance on litter reduction by procuring and installing surveillance equipment and the installation of this equipment in strategic positions, analysing the data and forwarding the information to the relevant authority for follow up action. 

 

In particular this project will:

·    Install surveillance cameras in 6 hotspot sites

·    Analyse surveillance camera data over a 3 month period and provide reports to relevant authority for follow up actions

 

These actions align with the Queensland Litter and Illegal Dumping Action Plan (in particular with action R5 and R6)

This project component will result in:

·    Increased numbers of prosecutions for illegal dumping and littering

·    Increased community knowledge of litter and illegal dumping laws

Note: Availability and offer of surveillance camera’s is subject to individuals councils application under DEHP current grant round for surveillance cameras.

Project Component  2 – Market Research

Market research will be undertaken to help understand community attitudes towards littering and assist in developing further strategies.  Understanding the many underlying motivations and barriers leading to the unwanted behaviours is a key to effectively combatting the issue.

 

Specifically, this project will:

·    Conduct market research that will build knowledge about the behaviours associated with litter and illegal dumping. 

·    Develop a target market analysis to better understand the sectors of the community most contributing to illegal dumping and littering

 

This information will be made available to the Queensland Government.  These actions align with the Queensland Litter and Illegal Dumping Action Plan (in particular with action D3 and D4).

 

This project component will result in:

·    Building better understanding of, and deliver methods to better manage litter and illegal dumping

 

Project Component  3 – Litter Audit

A Litter Audit to be undertaken at 6 sites as a benchmark and basis for future monitoring in accordance to the National Litter audit methodologies.

 

In addition, a Highway assessment will be conducted via regular transect assessments of the 6 main highways within the region (New England, Gore, Warrego, Leichardt, Carnarvon and Moonie  Highways) at each major town centre.

 

In particular this project will:

·    Identify hotspots for littering and illegal dumping across the region through litter audits (in alignment to the methodology of the National Litter Index)

·    Defined sites 1 km, 5 km, 20km from each town

·    200m long, 10m wide

·    The audit will use the National litter index methodology

·    This audit will inform the location of the surveillance cameras outlined in Project Component 1

·    The information from the audits will be recorded in a database and will be made available to the Queensland Government

 

This project component will result in:

·    Providing information to the national litter index

·    Identify hotspots to target with additional clean-up activities

·    Identify a potential site for the truck stop improvements

·    Enter information into a database whose information is available to the Queensland Government for informing future actions

 

Project Component  4 – Roadside Clean-up

This component will be informed by the litter and illegal dumping roadside/highway audits and will comprise the undertaking of a community clean-up of selected highway sites across the QMDB.  This project component comprises these activities:

·    Identify specific sites (in conjunction with project partners, Dept Main Roads and community groups, local governments and informed by the litter audits and highway assessments)

·    Sites identified will be in addition to local government and Department of Transport and Main roads responsible sites.

·    Develop procedures and processes for volunteer management and work place health and safety including site risk assessments

·    Develop communications/promotion activities for each site

·    Purchase equipment and resources required

·    Conduct 6 roadside clean-up activities 1000m2 at each site (conducted in association with partner organisations and waste is to be recycled where possible)

·    Publicise the results of each clean up

·    Report to local community groups, local governments

 

This project component will result in:

·    6 roadside clean-up activities involving project partners, other key organisations, community volunteers,

·    Improved community knowledge and understanding of littering and illegal dumping and legislation surrounding this

 

Project Component 5– Education/Awareness Campaign

This project component aims to drive behavioural change through awareness raising, sharing information and communicating to a wide audience about littering and illegal dumping.  The project will undertake this through addressing the social aspects of illegal littering and dumping to empower the community to respond to littering and illegal dumping, provide consistent messages across the region to reduce confusion yet be locally relevant.  This project component will address recent findings in research undertaken on behalf of the Beverage Industry Environment Council.

The Educational component will develop:

·    1 x Communications plan

·    Social marketing campaign

·    Signage for roadside clean-ups/truck stops

·    Print and radio media

·    Collaboration with transient industries across the region to better inform staff

These activities align with Queensland’s Litter and Illegal Dumping Action Plan on page 13 (Action E1, E2, E3).

This project component will result in

1.   Increase in number of reports of littering and illegal dumping from community members

2.   Increased understanding of littering and illegal dumping laws across the region

3.   Decrease in levels of littering and illegal dumping activities