Outcomes from the Extraordinary Council Meeting - June 2016
Western Plains Regional Council held an Extraordinary Council meeting on Wednesday 8 June 2016 in Wellington, chaired by Administrator Michael Kneipp, to resolve the following matters:
Wellington Aerodrome will soon be home to three new hangars after Western Plains Regional Council approved the constructions at an Extraordinary Council meeting on Wednesday 8 June 2016.
The hangars will be used to garage private aircraft, with construction to fall within the new Wellington Aerodrome Development Guidelines. These guidelines provide information on licence areas at the site while also ensuring CASA requirements are met.
Western Plains Regional Council administrator Michael Kneipp said it was fantastic to see new development at the aerodrome.
“More than 50 flights per week currently use the aerodrome,” Mr Kniepp said.
“The fact that council is focusing on future upgrades and development at the site is a positive step and one that I am sure will be beneficial in the future.”
The owners of the new hangars will now enter into a five-year licence agreement with Western Plains Regional Council.
Western Plains Regional Council is continuing with multi-million dollar upgrades to the cattle facilities at the Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets.
Council has resolved to award tenders totalling $4.2M for the major components of the upgrade.
Administrator Michael Kneipp said the awarding of tenders is a significant milestone in the project and allows construction of the two major components of the upgrade to get underway.
Separate tenders were awarded to David Payne Construction Pty Ltd in the amount of $1.1M to undertake the construction of the concrete paving, gravel base and roadworks and Proway Livestock Equipment in the amount of $3.1M for construction of 108 selling pens.
The total project budget for the upgrade to the cattle selling facilities is $6.6M with $3.3M being secured from the Federal Government’s National Stronger Regions Funding.
Council has awarded a tender to the value of $346,946 to Bitupave Ltd, trading as Boral Asphalt to enable priority projects to be completed.
The tenders are in relation to the Wellington Street Renewal Program with the final portion of works in Maughan, Rygate and Simpson streets being the asphalt overlay.
Secondly the tender will also allow Council to progress heavy patching works on behalf of RMS from the front of the Wellington library to the intersection with Macquarie Street.
Administrator Michael Kneipp said awarding of tenders enables these two projects which are improving Wellington’s road infrastructure to continue.
Aligned with upgrades of the Wellington Caves complex Council has resolved to enter a new contract for Cleaning and Maintenance with local commercial cleaner Micky D’s Cleaning.
The cleaning contract is valued at $218,000 and Council will also enter a lease agreement with the owner of Micky D’s to occupy the residence at Wellington Caves Caravan Park in order to enable an after-hours operations.
Administrator Michael Kneipp said with such a valuable tourist attraction as the Wellington Caves it is important that bookings can be made after hours and that urgent repairs can be attended to.
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Last Edited: 10 Jun 2016