Council Meeting Outcomes – November 2017

Dubbo Regional Council held its ordinary Council meeting on Monday 28 November, 2016 in Wellington. The meeting, chaired by Administrator Michael Kneipp, made resolutions in respect of the following matters:

Quarterly review of the 2016/2017 Dubbo Social Plan 

Administrator Michael Kneipp noted the progress of the implementation of the 2016/2017 Dubbo Social Plan.

The report presented covered the period from 1 October to 30 November 2016.

“The Dubbo Social Plan aims to encourage a wide range of high quality services and facilities to meet the social and welfare needs of the residents and visitors to the City, particularly those who are disadvantaged,” Mr Kneipp said.

“Highlights of this report include the Youth Council being awarded best overall Youth Week Program and a nomination for their sexual health program,” he said.

“There are also plans to combine the Crime Prevention Plans for Wellington and Dubbo by May, 2017,“ he said.

Annual progress report for Landfill Gas Capture System at Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre

Council noted a report that detailed the extraction of landfill gas from the Whylandra landfill over a twelve month period.

“Over nine million cubic metres of landfill gas has been destroyed since pumping started in December 2012 which would have otherwise entered the atmosphere,” Mr Kneipp said.

“This is equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions reduction that would result from taking 16,563 cars off the road for one year,” he said.

“This means that climate changing greenhouse gas emissions at the Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre are being minimalised in line with community expectations,” he said.

Subdivision of Whylandra Waste Depot to create additional Lot for lease for organics processing

It was resolved that documentation relating to a subdivision of land at the Whylandra Waste Depot for the purposes of organics waste processing be executed under common seal.

“The intent is for the organics waste processing plant to be established on a separate Lot within the Whylandra Waste Depot with this land parcel being leased from Council by the successful tenderer,” Mr Kneipp said.

“Council adopted a report at the Ordinary meeting of Council in July 2016, seeking tenders for the provision of a regional food and garden organics kerbside collection service for the local government areas of Narromine Shire Council and Mid-Western Regional Council, and for the possible introduction of a three bin collection service in what was then Western Plains Regional Council,” Mr Kneipp said.

“Council has made no decision to implement these services at this time, but merely to invite tenders, which will be evaluated and a further report put to Council prior to any decision being made on the introduction of these services,” he said.

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Last Edited: 30 Nov 2016

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