Council Committee Meeting Outcomes - July 2018

Dubbo Regional Council held meetings of the Planning, Development and Environment Committee, and the Infrastructure, Community and Recreation Committee on Monday 9 July 2018.

The meetings were chaired by Councillor Lawrence.

PLANNING DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

South Lakes Estate Development Control Plan

Following a period of public exhibition Council has adopted the South Lakes Estate Development Control Plan 2 which will guide future development on the subject land.

“The Development Control Plan (DCP) was prepared as a requirement of the Dubbo Local Environment Plan 2011 and is required to be in place prior to any development being undertaken on the subject area of land,” said Clr Lawrence.

Council did not receive any submissions during the public exhibition period subsequently no changes were required to be made before Council adopted the plan.

INFRASTRUCTURE, COMMUNITY AND RECREATION COMMITTEE

Dedication as Public Roads

Council has accepted dedication of land subject to Council ratification as public road adjacent to Golden Highway, Boothenba and adjacent to the Newell Highway at Eumungerie.

“The land is compulsory acquired by Roads and Maritime Services and becomes land under Council’s ownership and effectively creates widening to accommodate the highway for normal road management practices,” said Clr Lawrence.

Closure of Public Walkway

Council consents to the commencement of proceedings for the permanent closure of the public walkway in Kookaburra Close

“Following community concern for personal safety and the risk of property theft attributed to the ease of covert access to the street via a walkway from the railway corridor, Council will consider closing the walkway after undertaking appropriate community consultation as required under current legislation,” said Clr Lawrence.

Pedestrian Road Safety

Council noted the progress of the investigations into the traffic and pedestrian road safety environments in Boundary Road in the vicinity of the Dubbo College South Campus and neighbourhood shops along with Leichardt Street in the vicinity of Peppercorn Childcare Centre.

“Council have received two separate petitions from the community raising concerns with road and pedestrian safety at both locations.

“The community has requested the implementation of an additional pedestrian crossing in Boundary Road and the implementation of speed humps on Leichardt Street,” said Clr Lawrence.

Council will note these requests on the status of the ongoing investigations for the two locations.

Review of the location for the reverse vending machine in Victoria Park

Council will consider the appropriateness of the Victoria Park location for a Return and Earn reverse vending machine in Dubbo following some concerns from community groups about the cleanliness of the facility during peak periods.

“Victoria Park was originally resolved by Council as the location for the vending machine due to its access for vehicles and power.

“Council notes that a Development Application has been submitted by Murdi Paaki for a ‘bulk’ collection point on its sit at Blue Ridge Estate and its potential approval by the end of August 2018. Council will monitor the state of the Victoria Park facility once this new facility is in use before making any final decisions on its relocation,” said Clr Lawrence.

New shed to allow Men’s Shed to expand

Council resolved to have a new shed built at Victoria Park Number 1 Oval for Operational staff to make use of allowing the Men’s Shed to expand in to the existing shared space.

“The Dubbo Men’s Shed Incorporated and Dubbo Regional Council have shared the use of a portion of Crown Land Reserve since 2008. The new facility will allow the operational staff to house their equipment giving the Men’s Shed Incorporated more room to expand,” said Clr Lawrence.

Council will assist the Men’s Shed in attaining grant funding for improvements to the existing space.

Save the Children - Strategic Partnership

As Executive Council of Macquarie Regional Library, Council has resolved to enter a strategic partnership with Save the Children Australia

“The partnership program Programming the Future addresses the digital divide facing young people from disadvantaged communities in regional and remote NSW. The Macquarie Regional Library is well positioned as a community service provider to partner with Save the Children Australia. The program is anticipated to run for up to 24 months.

“This collaborative program will complement the Library’s strategic and delivery outcomes as well as address Council Social Justice focus and provide a targeted approach in supporting community needs,” said Clr Lawrence.

Media Contact:

Councillor Stephen Lawrence, 0498 882 269

Last Edited: 10 Jul 2018

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