Council Meeting Outcomes - September 2016

Dubbo Regional Council held its ordinary Council meeting on Monday 26 September 2016 in Wellington. The meeting, chaired by Administrator Michael Kneipp, made resolutions in respect of the following matters.

Progress of Merger Projects

Administrator Michael Kneipp said good progress is being made on the major projects related to the merger required to ensure Council operates effectively and continues to deliver excellent service to customers.

“Significant progress has been made on integrating business systems including common email addresses for all staff and developing specifications for a digital two way system to connect all vehicles and depots across the LGA,” Mr Kneipp said.

“Integrating the business systems to ensure there is reliable and easy communication across all Council sites and facilities is essential for managing business,” he said.

“An analysis of areas for improvement has also commenced so the new organisation can look in detail at how services are delivered and what organisational improvements can be made.”

Mr Kneipp said projects to be funded under Round 1 the Stronger Communities Fund – Community Grants Program will be assessed in October.

“The Fund Assessment Panel will meet on 11 October 2016 and I expect funding announcements will be made soon after,” Mr Kneipp said.  “Council has put in place a system for reviewing major capital infrastructure projects to be funded from the Stronger Communities Fund Major Projects stream which will allocate $9 million to priority capital works,” he said.

Caravan Park and Primitive Camping Ground – Lake Burrendong and Mookerawa Waters

Council has granted new ten year approvals to operate caravan parks and primitive camping grounds at Lake Burrendong and Mookerawa Waters.

Mr Kneipp said the approvals recognise the more professional approach being taken to management of the parks since NSW Crown Holidays Parks Trust assumed management.

“The parks were subject to a review to assess and report on applications for approval to continue operation of the respective caravan parks and camping grounds. The review supported granting of a new consent subject to conditions to ensure compliance with regulations,” Mr Kneipp said.

Keswick Estate Stage 4 Release 3A

Dubbo Regional Council will release for sale 30 residential allotments as Keswick Estate Stage 4 Release 3A from Monday 17 October 2016.

Mr Kneipp said the latest release will offer new opportunities for first home buyers to enter the housing market in Dubbo.

“Ten lots have been earmarked for first home buyers and Council will offer a $15,000 rebate on these specific lots if purchased by a first home buyer,” Mr Kneipp said. “For the first two weeks of the sales campaign (17 October – 30 October 2016) these lots will only be sold to first home buyers,” he said.

Sales will open at 9.00am Monday 17 October 2016.


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Last Edited: 28 Sep 2016

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