Council Carry-Ons – Coffs Harbour Council Meeting Thursday 12 April 2018

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 Coffs Harbour City Council meetings held on 12 April 2018 – full report at this hyper link.

By the Editor.

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Trust Reports

T18/03 TRUST REPORT – Coffs Harbour Regional Boat Ramp Precinct Enhancement Group

Executive Summary

Coffs Harbour City Council, as Corporate Manager of the Coffs Coast State Park Trust, has been approached by a collective of interested stakeholders under the banner of the Coffs Harbour Regional Boat Ramp Precinct Enhancement Committee (‘the Committee’).  The Committee is seeking in principle support for their vision of “The creation of a first-class boat ramp precinct, that provides a safe launching, retrieval, and parking for trailered water craft, supplemented by a recreational area that has an amenities block, fish and boat cleaning facilities, for use by the local community and visitors to our beautiful coast”.

2018/70

Resolved (Cr John Arkan / Cr Keith Rhoades)

That Council, as Corporate Manager of the Coffs Coast State Park Trust, provides in principle support for the vision of the Coffs Harbour Regional Boat Ramp Precinct Enhancement Committee and works with the Committee in the development of a concept plan for the precinct.

The Motion on being put to the meeting was carried unanimously.

BS18/16          Qantas Training Academy
Executive Summary

On 22 February 2018 Qantas announced their intention to establish a pilot training facility near an existing regional airport to be operational by 2019.  The facility, at an estimated establishment cost of $20 million, will initially train 100 pilots per year with the potential to grow to 500 pilots per year.  Qantas has called for expressions of interest from suitable regional airports in Australia.

 

Coffs Harbour is not considered a suitable site for a training facility of the magnitude proposed by Qantas due to its location and future growth potential as a major regional hub for commercial airline operations.  High frequency training flights would also increase the noise footprint over residential areas to the north and south of the airport, particularly during night training.

 

In general terms, high volume General Aviation (GA) and Regular Passenger Transport (RPT) are not considered a compatible mix from an operational perspective.

 

This report is presented to Council for consideration; however, given the issues raised the report is recommended for noting.

 

2018/73Resolved (Cr John Arkan / Cr George Cecato)

That Council note the report.

The Motion on being put to the meeting was carried unanimously.

Carried

 

SI18/10           Endorsement of Significant Projects
Executive Summary

Council has requested, via the Executive Performance Process that the organisation provide:

 

“Four (4) Spade Ready projects which could be pursued if suitable funding

opportunities become available, such that these projects can be

presented to Council for review.”

 

A report on the matter was provided for Councillor consideration at the Ordinary Meeting of 8th March 2018. Upon considering that report Council resolved to await the outcome of a workshop before proceeding further. A workshop was subsequently held on the 21st March 2018 and this amended report is now produced for further Councillor consideration.

 

In accordance with Council’s guidance previously given on the matter, this report now provides a staff-prioritised list of eight (8) projects and costs for Council’s further consideration and endorsement or otherwise.

 

Briefly, the potential projects listed in this report are consistent with Council’s guidance regarding their fitness for the purpose of supporting grant submissions. The body of this report provides individual analyses of eight (8) separate projects which includes the strength of their individual alignments with potential funding streams, and their alignment with existing Delivery Program documents.

 

Additionally, available funding sources have been identified for four (4) of the eight projects. Those four projects have been raised to the top of the priority listing on that basis.

 

Motion (Cr Tegan Swan / Cr Sally Townley)

That Council:

1.      Endorse that the following projects be brought to CTP Level 2 (ready to construct status) readiness:

a.       Jetty Theatre Project

b.       Jetty Foreshores Stage 5 (Carpark)

c.       NCRBG Glasshouse Project

d.       Woolgoolga Beach Reserve Improvement Project

e.       Arrawarra Reserve Project

f.        Woolgoolga Whale Trail Project

2.      Endorse that the Brelsford Park Masterplan Project and Jetty Foreshores Stage 6 (subject to funding availability) be brought to CTP Level 1 (ready for grant submission status) readiness.

3.      Endorse the reallocation of a total of $445,000 from existing project funds or relevant reserves, via the next Quarterly Budget Review process, to each project in the following amounts:

a.       $80,000 to Jetty Theatre Project;

b.      $150,000 to Woolgoolga Beach Reserve Improvement Project (acknowledging  an additional $60,000 has already been committed for this purpose);

c.       $45,000 to NCRBG Glasshouse Project;

d.       $50,000 to Jetty Foreshores Stage 5 (Carpark);

e.       $42,000 to Woolgoolga Whale Trail Project ;

f.       $36,000 to Arrawarra Reserve Project;

g.       $52,000 to Brelsford Park Masterplan Project.

4.      Receive a future report, upon the identification of appropriate funding sources, for the purpose of reallocating an additional $198,000 in order to advance the Brelsford Park Masterplan Project from CTP1 to CTP2 readiness.

 

AMENDMENT
Motion (Cr Keith Rhoades / Cr George Cecato)

That Council:

1.      Endorse that the following projects be brought to CTP Level 2 (ready to construct status) readiness:

a.       Jetty Theatre Project

b.       Jetty Foreshores Stage 5 (Carpark)

c.       NCRBG Glasshouse Project

d.       Woolgoolga Beach Reserve Improvement Project

e.       Arrawarra Reserve Project

f.        Woolgoolga Whale Trail Project

g.       Jetty Foreshores Stage 6, subject to funding availability

2.      Endorse that the Brelsford Park Masterplan Project be brought to CTP Level 1 (ready for grant submission status) readiness.

3.      Endorse the reallocation of a total of $445,000 from existing project funds or relevant reserves, via the next Quarterly Budget Review process, to each project in the following amounts:

a.       $80,000 to Jetty Theatre Project;

b.      $150,000 to Woolgoolga Beach Reserve Improvement Project (acknowledging  an additional $60,000 has already been committed for this purpose);

c.       $45,000 to NCRBG Glasshouse Project;

d.       $50,000 to Jetty Foreshores Stage 5 (Carpark);

e.       $42,000 to Woolgoolga Whale Trail Project ;

f.       $36,000 to Arrawarra Reserve Project;

g.       $52,000 to Brelsford Park Masterplan Project.

4.      Receive a future report, upon the identification of appropriate funding sources, for the purpose of reallocating an additional $198,000 in order to advance the Brelsford Park Masterplan Project from CTP1 to CTP2 readiness.

5.       That the Northern Beaches Multipurpose Centre be noted as a project that is currently under consideration.

AMENDMENT put
2018/82Resolved (Cr Paul Amos)

That the amendment be put.

 

The Motion on being put to the meeting was carried unanimously.

Carried

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