This is a continuing look at the major decisions made by Councils in the Coffs Coast region at their meetings.
This week we look at the Bellingen Shire Council meetings held on 28 March 2018
By the Editor.
SUBJECT: NOTICE OF MOTION
NBN CO SERVICE ROLL OUT CONCERNS
FILE/INDEX: NOTICE OF MOTION
PRESENTED BY: LIZ JEREMY, GENERAL MANAGER
(Cr Fenton/Cr Klipin)
That further to the advocacy and representation already undertaken by council with NBN Co, Council:
Notes local and broader concerns about the structural equity surrounding the delivery of NBN services around the Shire.
Request a review and report from NBN Co regarding the service boundaries, the
average performance of the service and the average cost to upgrade to the best available theoretical performance of each technology, the bench mark being the details provided in the “Open Letter to Bellingen” delivered to Shire residents last year by NBN Co, namely 100/40Mbps for Fibre to the Node, Fibre To The Curb and Fixed Wireless; and 25/5 25 for Skymuster.
Receive an urgent report to next available Council meeting on the results of this review/report by NBN Co, given the NBN roll out is currently underway across the Shire.
SUBJECT: STRONGER COUNTRY COMMUNITIES INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
FILE/INDEX: STRONGER COUNTRY COM
MUNITIES INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
PRESENTED BY: MATT FANNING, DGM
(Cr King/Cr Harrison)
That Council Consider the Stronger Country Community Fund round 2 priority projects as follows:
The Bellingen Memorial Hall Refurbishment ~ $500,000
Mylestom pathway, accessible platform and North Beach Surf Club Rehabilitation project ~ $400,000
Dorrigo Tennis Court ~ $50,000
Dorrigo to Dangar Falls Shared Pathway (stage one) $500,000
Urunga Boardwalk Stage 1 upgrade ~ $110,000
Coronation Park Refurbishment project ~ $386,000
Urunga Inclusive Pathways project ~ $200,000
Estimated Total Project Value ~ $2,146,000