Council Committee Meeting Outcomes - October 2016

Dubbo Regional Council held meetings of the Planning and Development Committee, the Works and Services Committee and the Finance and Policy Committee on Monday 17 October 2016 in Dubbo.

The Committees were chaired by Administrator Michael Kneipp.

Committee recommendations will be formally considered in reports at Council’s ordinary meeting next Monday October 24 in Dubbo. Full Committee and Council agendas are available on Council’s website www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au

 

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Dubbo CBD Precincts Plan- Status Report

An update on the progress of the Dubbo CBD Precincts Plan was presented to the Committee and included progress towards the achievement of a number of the 50 Bright Ideas included in the Plan.

The Dubbo CBD Precincts Plan provides the community’s vision of a multi-functional, diverse and vibrant centre.  It is pleasing to see so many of the 50 Bright Ideas either completed, or underway in this report,” Mr Kneipp said.

 

WORKS AND SERVICES COMMITTEE

Proposed roundabout improvements at the intersection of St Andrews Drive and Cypress Point Drive, Dubbo.

A recommendation will be made to Council to approve proposed traffic management improvements to the roundabout at the intersection of St Andrews Drive and Cypress Point Drive in an effort to address concerns raised by the community.

“Local residents have expressed road safety concerns with the excessive speed levels on approach to, through and departing the intersection,” Mr Kneipp said.

“”Traffic data collected at the site indicates that the 50km/h speed limit is frequently exceeded and there is genuine concern that the intersection has potential to be a crash site,” he said.

“It is for this reason that it will be recommended that approval be granted for improvements to be made to the roundabout,” Mr Kneipp said.

 

Dubbo Regional Council’s Rural Biodiversity Report

It has been recommended that Council place the draft Dubbo Regional Council’s Rural Reserves Biodiversity report on Public Exhibition for the purpose of seeking submissions from the public regarding the proposed adoption of the plan.

“The report focuses on the biodiversity in the rural areas of the former Dubbo City Council Local Government Area,” Mr Kneipp said.

“It identifies areas of public and private biodiversity value and the linkages across the landscape which wildlife in these landscapes depend upon,” he said.

“The report will highlight areas where gaps in the vegetated landscape can be identified and prioritised for future re-vegetation,” Mr Kneipp said.

 

FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE

Lease to Dubbo and District Preschool Kindergarten Inc

It has been recommended that Council agree to a lease of a block of land owned by Council on the corner of Bultje and Hamden Streets to Dubbo District Pre-school for a period of ten years.

“Dubbo and District Preschool has been successfully operating from the premises for over forty years,” Mr Kneipp said.

“The premises are built across two lots, one of which is owned by Council, and a lease is required between Council and the Preschool to allow the NSW Department of Education to take out a mortgage over the lease as security for a grant for the Preschool to construct extensions,” Mr Kneipp said.

 

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Last Edited: 18 Oct 2016

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