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Minutes of the General Meeting of maranoa Regional Council held at Roma Administration Centre on 9 July 2014 commencing at 9.00am

 

ATTENDANCE

 

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

 

AS REQUIRED

Director Infrastructure Services – Cameron Castles, Director Development, Facilities and Environmental Services – Rob Hayward, Director Corporate, Community and Commercial Services – Sharon Frank, Manager Infrastructure Contracts – Peter Weallans,  Manager Economic and Community Development – Ed Sims, Coordinator Tourism – Megan Swords, Coordinator Libraries, Arts and Culture – Jacqueline Burns.

 

GUESTS

 

There were no guests in attendance at the meeting.

 

WELCOME

 

The Mayor welcomed all present and declared the meeting open at 9.08am.

 

APOLOGIES   

 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/13

Moved Cr Newman                                                        Seconded Cr Flynn  

 

That the minutes of the General Meeting (11-25.06.14) held on 25 June 2014 be confirmed.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

 

Business Arising FROM MiNUTES

 

There was no business arising from the minutes.

 

On the Table

 

There were no items for discussion on the table.

 

Presentations/Petitions and Deputations

 

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

 

Consideration of notices of business

 

There were no notices of business for consideration.

 

Consideration of notices of motion

 

There were no notices of motion for consideration.

 

Reception of notices of motion for next meeting

 

No notices of motion were received for the next meeting.

 

Business

 

Corporate, Community & Commercial Services

 

Item Number:                                    11.1

File Number: D14/47683

Subject Heading:                         Crisis - Supported Accommodation Assistance Program

Author and Officer’s Title:                 Julie Neil, Manager - Community Services

Executive Summary: 

At the General Meeting on 28 May 2014 a motion was lost to approve the new Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) Service Agreement.

 

As a result, a revised service agreement has been drafted for Maranoa Regional Council.

 

It was recommended that the content contained in the original agreement remain, with a change only to the reporting requirements, which can be achieved.

 

It was requested that Council consider the new agreement for this program.

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/14

Moved Cr Newman                                                        Seconded Cr Chambers  

That Council approve the new service agreement for the Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP), until 1 March 2015.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager - Community Services

 

 

Infrastructure Services

 

Item Number:                                    12.1

File Number: D14/41124

Subject Heading:                         Request Footpaths - Injune

Author and Officer’s Title:                 Kylie Fleischfresser, Specialist - Infrastructure Planning

Executive Summary: 

Council had received a request for footpaths to be constructed on Injune streets.

 

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/15

Moved Cr O'Neil                                                            Seconded Cr Wason  

That this request be included in future budget deliberations.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Specialist - Infrastructure Planning

 


 

Item Number:                                    12.2

File Number: D14/44044

Subject Heading:                         Request Drainage Upgrade – Mountainview Road

Author and Officer’s Title:                 Kylie Fleischfresser, Specialist - Infrastructure Planning

Executive Summary: 

Council had received a request for a drainage upgrade on Mountainview Road, Euthulla.

 

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/16

Moved Cr Price                                                             Seconded Cr Schefe  

That this request be included in future budget deliberations.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Specialist - Infrastructure Planning

 

Item Number:                                    12.3

File Number: D14/45306

Subject Heading:                         Review of Council's Road Register

Author and Officer’s Title:                 Kim Edwards, Technical Officer - GIS/CAD

Executive Summary: 

Council’s Road Register has been reviewed, and endorsement was sought for the amendments made to the register.

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/17

Moved Cr Price                                                             Seconded Cr Chambers  

That Council, in accordance with Sections 73 and 74 of the Local Government Act 2009, endorse the updates, and adopt the amended Road Register.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Technical Officer - GIS/CAD

 

Development, Facilities & Environmental Services

 

Item Number:                                    13.1

File Number: D14/44709

Subject Heading:                         caravan & motorhome club Australia (CMCA) Caravan Dump Point Subsidy

Author and Officer’s Title:                 Megan Swords, Coordinator - Tourism

Executive Summary:  

The Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia, in partnership with KEA Campers and the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads currently has funding available for the installation of Caravan Dump Points. The funding will cover the cost of a Gough Plastics ‘Dump Ezy’ unit, with an additional contribution of $3,000 from DTMR.

 

As there is currently demand for dump points to be located in Mungallala and Yuleba, an application for funding to place the units in these locations could be considered. If successful, an additional contribution of $2,000 for each unit ($4,000 in total) from Council would be required to contribute to the installation of the units.

 

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/18

Moved Cr Schefe                                                           Seconded Cr Price  

That Council:

 

  • Apply for funding to support the installation of grey and black water dump points to be located in Yuleba and Mungallala through the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia;

 

  • Contribute an additional $2,000 per unit should the application be successful;

 

  • Consult with local communities of Yuleba and Mungallala to identify the most appropriate sites, should the application be successful.  

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Tourism

 

 

Item Number:                                    13.2

File Number: D14/45599

Subject Heading:                         Service Level Agreement for Public Library Service Provision 2014-17

Applicant:                                         State Library of Queensland

Author and Officer’s Title:                 Jacqueline  Burns, Coordinator - Libraries, Arts & Culture

Executive Summary: 

The Service Level Agreement for Public Library Service Provision with the State Library of Queensland expires on 30 June 2014. Maranoa Regional Council has been invited to extend the Service Level Agreement until June 2017.

 

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/19

Moved Cr Newman                                                        Seconded Cr Wason  

That Council endorse the Service Level Agreement for Public Library Service Provision with the State Library of Queensland until 30 June 2017.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Libraries, Arts & Culture

 

 

Item Number:                                    13.3

File Number: D14/46942

Subject Heading:                         Council Submission to the Mobile Coverage Programme - 30 June 2014

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

Executive Summary: 

In accordance with Council’s input at the Workshops of 27 May and 24 June 2014, a response to the Federal Government’s Mobile Coverage Programme was submitted on 30 June 2014.

 

 

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/20

Moved Cr O'Neil                                                            Seconded Cr Newman  

 

That Council retrospectively approve the submission to the Federal Government’s Mobile Coverage Programme, as attached to the officer’s report.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Specialist - Business Development

 

 

Item Number:                                    13.4

File Number: D14/47092

Subject Heading:                         Council Submission to the Electricity Competition and Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 and the National Energy Retail Law (Queensland) Bill 2014

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

Executive Summary: 

In accordance with Council’s input at the Workshop on 24 June 2014, a response to the State Government’s proposed legislation (Electricity Competition and Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 & National Energy Retail Law (Queensland) Bill 2014) was submitted on 30 June 2014.

 

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/21

Moved Cr Chambers                                                      Seconded Cr O'Neil  

That Council retrospectively approve the submission to the State Government’s inquiry into the proposed Electricity Competition and Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 and the National Energy Retail Law (Queensland) Bill 2014, as attached to the officer’s report.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Specialist - Business Development

  

Subject Heading:        suspension of standing orders

Council adjourned the meeting for a brief recess at 9.20am.

 

Subject Heading:        resumption of standing orders

Council resumed the meeting at 9.36am

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/22

Moved Cr O'Neil                                                            Seconded Cr Wason

 

That Council close the meeting to the public at 9.37am.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

 

 

In accordance with the provisions of section 275 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, Council resolved to close the meeting to discuss items it has deemed to be of a confidential nature and specifically pertaining to the following sections:-

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

          (d)      rating concessions;

          (e)      contracts proposed to be made by it;

          (h)      other business for which a public discussion would be likely to prejudice the interests of the local government or someone else, or enable a person to gain a financial advantage;

 

Cr Price entered the Chamber at 9.38am.

 

Cr Flynn declared a ‘Conflict of Interest’ in it C.2 “Application for Aircraft Annual Landing and Parking Fee Frequent User Discount,” due to his personal business operations out of the Roma Airport, and left the Chamber at 9.39am, taking no further part in discussions on the matter.

 

At cessation of discussion on Item C.2, Cr Flynn entered the Chamber at 9.42am.

 

Cr O’Neil left the Chamber at 9.43am.

Cr O’Neil entered the Chamber at 9.48am.

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/24

Moved Cr Flynn                                                             Seconded Cr O'Neil

 

That Council open the meeting to the public at 10.20am.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

 

 

 

Late Items

 

Item Number:                                    L.1

File Number: D14/46681

Subject Heading:                         Council approval to become a member of the organisation the savewater!® Alliance

Author and Officer’s Title:                 Paraic Butler, Engineer

Executive Summary: 

To assist in the delivery of a water efficiency program, sustainability programs and enable access to technology and emerging technology, it was proposed that Council become a member of the organisation the savewater!® Alliance.

 

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/25

Moved Cr Schefe                                                           Seconded Cr O'Neil  

That Council become a member of the savewater!® Alliance, at the cost of $2,582 per annum.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Engineer

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/26

Moved Cr Price                                                             Seconded Cr Loughnan

 

Motion

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

 


 

Item Number:                                    L.2

File Number: D14/47750

Subject Heading:                         Camping Options - Maranoa Region

Author and Officer’s Title:                 Megan Swords, Coordinator - Tourism

Executive Summary: 
The report considered a range of items that have been raised with respect to camping options in the Maranoa. Key themes include:

1.   Operating camp sites in close proximity with commercial caravan park operators and how best Council can manage those concerns;

2.   The cost of camping in facilities which are under the jurisdiction of Council;

3.   The importance of providing campers with a range of options, thus encouraging visitation; and

4.   Cost recovery for facilities maintained by Council.

 

The ‘Queensland Camping Options Toolkit’ issued by the Department of Tourism, Small Business, Major Events and the Commonwealth Games was used as a basis in developing regional camping options.

 

Discussion:

Council determined that each of the points raised in the recommendation be considered separately for the purpose of debate.

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/27

Moved Cr Flynn                                                             Seconded Cr Price  

 

That Council endorse the classifications of camping options in the Maranoa, being:

 

  1. Tier One: Commercial

Sites that provide high level facilities,  such as Commercial Caravan Park operations OR those sites which are operating in close proximity to a Commercial, private Caravan Park.

  1. Tier Two: Camp Grounds

Sites that offer higher level facilities than basic camp sites, and do not operate in competition/perceived competition with a commercial/private operation.

  1. Tier Three: Basic Camp Sites

Camp sites that offer only basic facilities, including toilets, potable water, rubbish bins and/or Caravan Dump Points and/or are located on a Reserve for Recreation purposes.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Tourism

 

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/28

Moved Cr O'Neil                                                            Seconded Cr Newman

 

That Council charge a rate of $15 per night to camp in an unpowered site, or a $33 per night to camp at a powered site at Bassett Park, Roma (this site is a Tier One Camping Option).

 

MOTION LOST                                                                                                               4/5

 

 

 

Discussion:

An alternative motion was then put forward, with voting recorded as follows:

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/29

Moved Cr Chambers                                                      Seconded Cr Flynn

 

That Council charge a rate of $15 per night to camp in an unpowered site, or a $30 per night to camp at a powered site at Bassett Park, Roma (this site is a Tier One Camping Option).

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Tourism

 

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/30

Moved Cr Price                                                             Seconded Cr Flynn

 

That Council investigate options and source funding to assist with the management of campers at Bassett Park, including the provision of fencing to contain the allocated camping area.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Tourism

 

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/31

Moved Cr O'Neil                                                            Seconded Cr Newman

 

That Council investigate options for the management of the Bassett Park camping facility, including a business case to operate the free hold site as a caravan park or to manage bookings through the Roma Visitor Information Centre, and include a process to only receive overflow from commercial caravan parks in the vicinity.

 

MOTION LOST                                                                                                               2/7

 

 

Discussion:

An alternative motion was then put forward, with voting recorded as follows:

 

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/32

Moved Cr Flynn                                                             Seconded Cr Price

 

That Council investigate options for the management of the Bassett Park camping facilities.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Tourism


 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/33

Moved Cr Flynn                                                             Seconded Cr Wason

 

That Council does not provide ‘free’ camping at Noel Kerr Oval and surrounding areas, and furthermore that Council install signage to advise visitors that the identified area is not to be used for camping.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Tourism

 

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/34

Moved Cr O'Neil                                                            Seconded Cr Schefe

 

That Council charge an overnight rate of $15 per powered site, or $10 per unpowered site at the Wallumbilla Showgrounds, and investigate the viability of ‘user pays’ facilities for the site (this site is a Tier Two Camping Option).

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Tourism

 

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/35

Moved Cr Price                                                             Seconded Cr Newman

 

That Council:

 

·         Investigate options to install donation boxes at Basic Camping/Recreation Reserves throughout the region (for Tier Three Camping Options);

 

·         Install signage which encourages campers to ‘buy local’ at appropriate sites; and

 

·         Investigate options for cost recovery, including installation of ‘user pays’ at appropriate sites.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Tourism

 

 

 

Subject Heading:        suspension of standing orders

Council adjourned the meeting for morning tea at 10.54am.

 

Subject Heading:        resumption of standing orders

Council resumed the meeting at 11.28am

 

LATE ITEMS CONTINUED

 

Cr Flynn did not return to the Chamber following Morning Tea, declaring a ‘Conflict of Interest’ in the following two items due to his personal business operations out of the Roma Airport, and took no part in discussion or debate on the matter.


 

 

Item Number:                                    L.3

File Number: D14/48061

Subject Heading:                         Airport Advisory Committee Recommendations

Author and Councillor’s Title:           Cr Joy Denton

Councillor’s Recommendation:

At the most recent Airport Advisory Committee Meeting held on 2 July 2014, a number of recommendations were put forward by the Committee.  These were presented to Council for formal consideration.

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/36

Moved Cr Denton                                                          Seconded Cr Schefe  

 

In line with Airport Advisory Committee recommendations,  Council further investigate:

 

·         Installing temporary shelter at the front of the Roma Airport Terminal, with findings presented at the General Meeting on 23 July 2014;

·         Extending  the existing General Aviation Apron at the Roma Airport, using a gravel hard stand area,  including tie down facilities;

·         Approve the purchase of three portable gas heaters at a total cost of $837,  for location at the front of the Roma Airport Terminal;

·         Formally approach the Department of Main Roads with a view to negotiating a service level agreement for the provision of taxi services at the Roma Airport.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      7/1

 

Responsible Officer

Manager – Airports (Roma, Injune, Surat & Mitchell)

 

 

 

Item Number:                                    L.4

File Number: D14/48211

Subject Heading:                         Airport Fees & Charges

Location:                                          Roma

Author and Officer’s Title:                 Ben Jones, Manager - Airports (Roma, Injune, Surat & Mitchell)

Executive Summary: 

In order to create a level fee structure between charter and RPT operations, it was proposed that one fee of $42.90 be applied to all passengers travelling on aircraft that are required to park on the high strength apron.

 

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/37

Moved Cr O'Neil                                                            Seconded Cr Schefe  

That Council:

 

  1. Amend the 2014/15 Fees & Charges to include one per passenger fee of $42.90 applicable to all passengers travelling on aircraft over 5,700kg, effective 1 September 2014 (With the exception of passengers referred to in Item 3 of the resolution).

 

  1. Not charge a per passenger fee for passengers travelling on aircraft on or under 5,700kg, effective immediately.

 

  1. Include an exemption to the per passenger tax for passengers travelling on a King Air B-350, effective immediately.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager - Airports (Roma, Injune, Surat & Mitchell)

 

At cessation of discussion and debate on the two abovementioned items, Cr Flynn entered the Chamber at 11.54am.

 

Item Number:                                    L.5

File Number: D14/48456

Subject Heading:                         Delegation Of Authority To Sign The Recipient Created Tax Invoice Agreement

Author and Officer’s Title:                 Paraic Butler, Engineer

Executive Summary: 

The Australian Tax Office required Council to endorse the Agreement For Recipient Created Tax Invoices.

 

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/38

Moved Cr Denton                                                          Seconded Cr Chambers  

 

That Council endorse the Agreement For Recipient Created Tax Invoices, and authorise the Chief Executive Officer to sign the agreement on Council’s behalf.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Engineer

 

 

Item Number:                                    L.6

File Number: D14/48993

Subject Heading:                         Surat Watering Schedule

Author and Councillor’s Title:           Cr. Wendy Newman

Executive Summary:

Currently the town of Surat is operating under two different water schedules, one for the use of treated water, and one for the use of raw water.  The report proposed simplification of the current model by way of moving to a single amended schedule. Community comment was invited in response to the proposal.

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/39

Moved Cr Newman                                                        Seconded Cr O'Neil  

 

That the watering schedule for Surat be changed to a single schedule, and amended as follows:

 

·         Eastern Zone -  allocated days -  Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday;

 

·         Western Zone – allocated  days - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday;

 

·         No watering permitted in all zones between 9.00am and 4.00pm;

 

·         That the changes be implemented when the community is informed of the updated schedule in the next issue of the Surat Water Stats Newsletter; and

 

·         Regional water restrictions be reviewed at an upcoming workshop.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager – Water, Sewerage & Gas/Coordinator – Corporate Communications

 

 

Item Number:                                    L.7

File Number: D14/49015

Subject Heading:                         Public Toilet Access - Surat Shire Hall

Author and Councillor’s Title:           Cr. Wendy Newman

Executive Summary:

At the General Meeting on 13 November  2013 as part of a review and suggested improvements to the provision of public toilets in Surat, Council resolved that the toilet block at the Surat Shire Hall be closed to the general public, and only be available to people using the Shire Hall, Supper Room or Pottery Shed. 

 

This closure was not implemented until approximately four weeks ago during the peak tourism season.  Unfortunately the planned alternative options had not been implemented, causing a short term critical problem.

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/40

Moved Cr Newman                                                        Seconded Cr Wason  

 

That the toilet block at the Surat Shire Hall be made available to the general public, when all or part of the complex is not booked for a private or community function, until such time as alternative wheel chair accessible showers are available for travelers.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager - Facilities

  

CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS

 

Item Number:                                    C.1

File Number: D14/44729

Subject Heading:                         Emergency Relief - Application to Tender

Author and Officer’s Title:                 Julie Neil, Manager - Community Services

Executive Summary: 

Tenders are currently open for the Emergency Relief funding under the Department of Social Services and will close 23 July 2014.

 

This service is delivered in conjunction with a State Government funded program for Community Support Services which is due to expire 30 September 2015.

 

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/41

Moved Cr O'Neil                                                            Seconded Cr Wason  

That Council not tender for the next round of Emergency Relief funding under the Department of Social Services.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager - Community Services

 

Cr Flynn declared a ‘Conflict of Interest’ in the following item, due to his personal business operations out of the Roma Airport, and left the Chamber at 12.11pm, taking no further part in discussion or debate on the matter.

 

Item Number:                                    C.2

File Number: D14/46061

Subject Heading:                         Application for Aircraft annual landing & parking fee frequent user discount

Location:                                          Roma

Author and Officer’s Title:                 Ben Jones, Manager - Airports (Roma, Injune, Surat & Mitchell)

Executive Summary: 

The applicant is a local Maranoa Regional Council resident, who has applied for a frequent user discount applicable to Aircraft Annual Landing and Parking fees. The current fees and charges allow for up to a 20% discount to be applied.

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/42

Moved Cr O'Neil                                                            Seconded Cr Schefe  

That Council apply a 20% discount to the annual parking and landing charges as per Airport Fees and Charges 2014/15.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager - Airports (Roma, Injune, Surat & Mitchell)

 

At cessation of discussion and debate on the abovementioned item, Cr Flynn entered the Chamber at 12.13pm

 

Item Number:                                    C.3

File Number: D14/47005

Subject Heading:                         Injune - Taroom Road Design and Construction Contract (Ch 0+0.6km to 23+0.8km)

Location:                                          Injune - Taroom Road

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

Executive Summary: 

Injune – Taroom Road is the main access to the Santos GLNG Fairview field and has been identified in the Works Schedule within the Santos GLNG Service Level Agreement.

 

The purpose of this report was to recommend that Council in accordance with Local Government procurement processes enter into negotiations in relation to a Design and Construct Contract for the reconstruction and upgrade of Injune-Taroom Road (0+0.6km to 23+0.8km).

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/43

Moved Cr Price                                                             Seconded Cr Flynn  

That Council authorise the Chief Executive Officer to enter into negotiations with Ostwald Bros for the reconstruction and upgrade of the Injune -Taroom Road (Ch. 0+0.6km to 23+0.8km).

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager - Infrastructure Contracts & Engineering Services

 

 

Item Number:                                    C.4

File Number: D14/47150

Subject Heading:                         Request for discount after late payment of rates

Location:                                          Assessment No. 12010500

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

Executive Summary: 

The applicant had requested that Council consider granting the discount after paying the rates four days post the close of discount.

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/44

Moved Cr Newman                                                        Seconded Cr Price  

Council does not grant the requested discount in this instance as the circumstances do not meet the criteria set out in Council’s adopted Revenue Statement or Local Government Regulation 2012 for granting discount.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Rates

 

LATE CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS

 

Item Number:                                    LC.1

File Number: D14/48294

Subject Heading:                         GLNG Project Delivery

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

Executive Summary: 

With the recent signing of the GLNG Infrastructure Agreement, Council is tasked with delivering a sizeable Roads Capital Program.  Council’s direction was sought with respect to proposed organisation structure amendments to accommodate program requirements.

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/45

Moved Cr Chambers                                                      Seconded Cr Price  

That Council:

 

·         Approve the attached Organisational Structure for the Infrastructure Contracts Department for Stages 1 and 2, with a subsequent report for Stages 3 and 4 to be presented to Council for approval as required, as per the GLNG program.

 

·         Authorise the Chief Executive Officer to commence recruitment of Stage 1 and 2 on a staged basis within the 2014/15 budget period.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager - Infrastructure Contracts & Engineering Services

 

 

Item Number:                                    LC.2

File Number: D14/49025

Subject Heading:                         Access to 'Tinowon'

Author and Officer’s Title:                 Julian McEwan, Manager - Roads & Drainage (Nth E Central) and Parks & Gardens

Executive Summary: 

Council had received a request to repair and maintain a road which provides access to “Tinowon” (Report File Number D14/43498).  The report was initially presented at the General Meeting 25 June 2014, with Council deferring the item for two weeks so that further information could be provided.

 

 

Resolution No. GM/07.2014/46

Moved Cr Denton                                                          Seconded Cr Schefe  

 

That the applicant be advised that:

 

  • In accordance with Council policy, the road in question is considered to be a property access and not a public road, located within a Main Roads road reserve;

 

  • Council cannot authorise the relocation of the property access back to the Condamine Highway as it is a State Controlled Road;

 

  • They should contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads as it falls within their jurisdiction, being within the Main Roads road reserve.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager - Roads & Drainage (Nth E Central) and Parks & Gardens

 

 

MAYORAL MINUTE

 

The Mayor advised Council that the 2014/15 Budget Papers would be formally presented to Councillors that day, and requested Council review the papers for discussion at the Councillor Workshop on 16 July 2014, and consideration at the Special Budget Meeting on 23 July 2014.

 


 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business, the Mayor thanked Council for their attendance and declared the meeting closed at 12.19pm.

                                 

 

These Minutes are to be confirmed at the next General Meeting of Council to be held on 23 July 2014, at Roma Administration Centre.

 

 

 

 

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