«CERTIFICATION I, Robert Higgins, General Manager of the Sorell Council, hereby certify that in accordance with Section 65 of the Local Government Act ...»
19 JANUARY 2016
Notice is hereby given that the next meeting of the Sorell Council will be held at
the Community Administration Centre (CAC), 47 Cole Street, Sorell on Tuesday,
19 January 2016, commencing at 6.00 pm.
CERTIFICATIONI, Robert Higgins, General Manager of the Sorell Council, hereby certify that in accordance with Section 65 of the Local Government Act 1993, the reports in this Agenda have been prepared by persons who have the qualifications and experience necessary to give such advice. Information and recommendations or such advice was obtained and taken into account in providing general advice contained within the Agenda. Notices of Motion and supporting documentation from Councillors are exempted from this certification.
GENERAL MANAGER14 January 2016
FOR THE COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD AT THE
COMMUNITY ADMINISTRATION CENTRE (CAC), 47 COLE STREET, SORELL
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.0 ATTENDANCE 1
2.0 APOLOGIES 1
3.0 DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST 1
4.0 CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF 15 DECEMBER 2015 1 MAYOR’S REPORT 5.0 1
6.0 SUPPLEMENTARY ITEMS 2
7.0 COUNCIL WORKSHOPS REPORT 2
8.0 DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS 3
GOVERNANCE – ROBERT HIGGINS, GENERAL MANAGER8.1 3
ENGINEERING & REGULATORY SERVICES – RUSSELL FOX, MANAGER8.2 3
HR, CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY SERVICES – KIM HOSSACK, ACTING8.3 MANAGER 14
FINANCE AND INFORMATION – MANAGER, TINA HOUSE8.4 18
9.0 PETITIONS 19
10.0 LAND USE PLANNING 19 SECTION 43A – 38 GORDON STREET, SORELL – AMENDMENT NO.
10.1 43/2015/3/1, 20
APPLICANT: TIM NICOLS OBO IRENEINC PLANNING 20SUBDIVISION APPLICATION NO. SA 2015/00022 – 1 10.2 60
6 PERRY COURT & BOATHOUSE RISE, LEWISHAM 60SUBDIVISION APPLICATION NO. SA 2015 / 00006 – 1 10.3 73 172 PRIMROSE SANDS ROAD, PRI
3.0 DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST
4.0 CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF 15 DECEMBER 2015
RECOMMENDATION“That the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 15 December 2015 be confirmed.”
5.0 MAYOR’S REPORT
RECOMMENDATION“That the Mayor’s communication report as listed be received” This communication is provided as a courtesy, any items that require Council action and/or decision will be listed as separate agenda items. Any Councillor requiring information on any matter contained in the communication report please contact the Mayor at any time.
Attended Sorell Primary School end of year awards.
Attended TFGA rural workforce seminar.
Participated in book launch at Ningana.
Attended Dodges Ferry Primary end of year awards.
The GM and I met with Minister Rockliff’s Chief of Staff.
Attended Clr Roger Larner’s Funeral.
Met with TCCI CEO Michael Bailey.
The GM and I met with Inspiring Place.
Held discussions with STCA CEO Brenton West.
“That the Council resolve by absolute majority to deal with any supplementary items not appearing on the agenda, as reported by the General Manager in accordance with the Local Government (Meeting Procedures) Regulations 2015.” In accordance with the requirements of Part 2 Regulation 8 (6) of the Local Government (Meeting Procedures) Regulations 2015, the Council by absolute majority may approve the consideration of a matter not appearing on the
agenda, where the General Manager has reported:
8.2 ENGINEERING & REGULATORY SERVICES – RUSSELL FOX, MANAGERPURPOSE: To inform Council of the activities of the Engineering and Regulatory Services Department during the period 1 November 2015 to 31 December 2015.
Regulatory Services include the following, Planning, Building, Engineering, Plumbing, Environmental Health, Works Depot, Asset Management, Natural Resource Management etc.
ENGINEERING AND REGULATORY SERVICES – Russell Fox
The remaining projects in the urban street sealing program are scheduled to be undertaken over the next three months. Primrose Road was sealed just before Christmas as part of this program. The South East Irrigation scheme is now supplying irrigation water to the soccer grounds. Further work is required to allow the football grounds to be irrigated from this source.
Meetings attended included:
(J Richmond / R Baines) During the month of December, Council received no requests to waiver Fee/s.
As per Council’s Policy Number 9 of 2005 Part B Not-for-profit Community Based Organisations can apply for waiver of fees, approved under the delegation of General Manager.
DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENT – (R Baines, on behalf of J Richmond) The following table provides details of the overall Planning, Plumbing and Building Applications received for the year 1st January 2015 to 31st December 2015.
337 CERTIFICATES – (J Ray) Council also processed 22 certificates in December which relate to the sale of properties as detailed below (337 certificates).
December is usually a quiet month with most conveyancing offices closing down over the holiday period.
PLANNING – (R Baines, on behalf of J Richmond) Details of applications received during the period of June, July, August, September, October, November and December 2015.
DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENT SPECIAL COMMITTEE – (J Molnar/J Richmond) The Development Assessment Special Committee did not meet during December as planning applications for determination by Council were considered at the full Council meeting of the 15 December 2015.
DELEGATED AUTHORITY – (R Baines, on behalf of J Richmond) During the month of December a total of 17 Planning Approvals / Permits were issued including;
3 Applications approved as Permitted Developments; and 14 Applications approved as Discretionary Developments.
Of the permitted developments approved under delegation, 6 proposals were received which complied with development standards for “no permit required” under the Sorell Interim Planning Scheme 2015.
In summary 22 applications were approved under delegated authority with the remaining approved by Council at its meeting on 15 December 2015.
APPEALS – (J Molnar) There are no current appeals.
STATUTORY PLANNING – (J Molnar) There is continued involvement with the Southern Planners Technical Reference Group concerning proposed changes to the regional interim planning scheme in consultation with the Tasmanian Planning Commission.
STRATEGIC PLANNING – (J Molnar) No specific strategic planning is occurring at the moment as the major planning effort is towards both the pending hearings concerning the submissions to the current interim planning scheme and shortly towards the State Planning Scheme.
A request to amend the interim planning scheme for 38 Gordon Street, Sorell (from General Residential to General Business) was received on the 2 December 2015 and is presented to Council in this agenda for its consideration and approval/certification.
BUILDING – (R Baines) December 2015 A Total of 23 Completion Certificates (Building Work) were issued in December 2015.
A Total of 21 Building Applications were Approved in December 2015.
BN GM – Building Notice General Manager BO GM – Building Order General Manager BID – Building Inspection Direction BN BS – Building Notice Building Surveyor BO BS – Building Order Building Surveyor EO GM – Emergency Order General Manager INFRINGEMENT – Infringement Notice During the month of December 2015, Council’s Building Surveyor received 4 new enquiries requiring investigation which follows on from last month of 2 enquiries.
Two Certificates of Final Inspection and one Form 46 Maintenance Schedule were issued.
PLUMBING – Brian Dorman There were 13 Plumbing Applications Approved for December 2015.
There were no Plumbing Orders issued in December 2015.
Plumbing Officers attend each Development Assessment Meeting weekly to view incoming Development Applications received.
DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERING – (L Ashlin) Assessments Development Engineering has examined 39 applications for the December period
which required engineering input as follows:
Development Engineering is continuing to actively undertake inspections and monitoring of approved developments under construction. Current
developments under construction are as follows:
Gatehouse Drive Stage 3 – Sorell Nash Street – Final Stage - Sorell Audit inspections for new road, K&G, footpaths, driveways and stormwater infrastructure are ongoing for the above developments.
Subdivision Design Plans Received for Approval – (Future Construction) Nil
Fulham Road realignment and reconstruction was completed on 18 December.
Homewood Drive reconstruction works were completed on 18 December.
Boathouse Rise extension works were completed prior to Christmas. It will be finished to a similar standard as Homewood Drive. Works carried out by Depot.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH – (Greg Robertson)
December 2015 Activities Noise pollution complaint investigations such as loud music preventing residents from sleeping and noise monitoring at a premises in Sorell with an ongoing noise issue.
Worked with Tas Police to resolve an ongoing noise complaint in Carlton River.
Assessment of DA, BA’s and SPP’s have been completed. Including Sorell Fruit Farm.
New 660L public bin installed at Pioneers Park and new bin located outside the entry to the Gateway Shopping Centre.
Investigation of several Salmonella Notifications.
Inspection and registration of Private Water Suppliers and Water Cartage Businesses.
Action taken when a private water supplier’s water quality exceeded prescribed levels. Follow-up sampling identified satisfactory results.
Swimming pool & spa water sampling completed.
Inspection of new food businesses and food vans.
Inspection of Falls Festival for Place of Assembly and Food Businesses registrations.
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Clean up of dumped asbestos in street bins and roadside.
Worked with Tas Police and Parks & Wildlife Service to resolve an issue with a proposed music event on New Years Day at Marion Bay Beach.
COMPLIANCE – (D Carter) Compliance officers attended to the following requests
DEPOT WORKS – (Mark Butterworth) This report is provided to brief Councillors of the current works program and the intended upcoming activities. While exact commencement timeframes for projects may vary and be subject to other reactive maintenance demands on resources, the report is intended as an indicative guide that may be of assistance in answering requests from the community.
Road Construction Crew Pavement upgrade and placement of Kerb and Channel Boomer Jetty Road Pavement upgrade and culvert installation Bay St Dunalley Pavement upgrade and sealing of Boomer Bay Jetty Car Park
Road Maintenance Crew Maintenance of sealed road various locations pot hole patching, edge breaks etc. in accordance with maintenance system including grading of Nugent Road and Fulham Roads. Normal maintenance continues in the way of routine and preventive Maintenance.
Stormwater Crew Installation of stormwater infrastructure in Lukeekah Street, Dodges Ferry.
Installation of stormwater infrastructure from 149 to 171 Lewisham Scenic Drive, Lewisham.
Parks and Reserves Crew Gordon Street Tree Planting.
Council owned Reserves is continuing with fire hazard reduction slashing.
Maintenance – Parks staff will continue to undertake general maintenance of the various parks, ovals and playgrounds across the municipality.
ASSET ENGINEER – (B Oakley) Improved Aerial Imagery My last report advised Council is to take part in DPIPWE’s Aerial Imagery Program for 2015-16.
This coordinated flying program between October and March captures high resolution aerial images for use by local and state government departments and large industry organisations like TasWater and TasNetworks.
Unfortunately the program is yet to commence flying for this the 2015/16 season due to unsustained clear weather which would enable flying over multiple days.
Projects such as the Land Improvements Asset Condition Survey, Inventory and Valuation are reliant on this improved imagery to enable the bulk desktop processing of data. As a result of this delay, this project may be postponed until this imagery is available and will heavily impact the full implementation of MyData.