Council Committee Meeting Outcomes – March 2019

Dubbo Regional Council held meetings of the Planning, Development and Environment Committee, and the Infrastructure, Community and Recreation Committee on Monday 12 March 2019.

The meetings were chaired by Councillor Lawrence.

Dubbo Regional Council held the meeting of Economic Development, Business and Corporate Committee chaired by Councillor Shields.


Building Summary

The Committee considered and noted the Building Summary for February 2019.

During February 2019 Dubbo Regional Council approved 41 development applications with a total a value of $29,781,059.

The public are also reminded that development applications, construction certificates and complying development certificates are tracked online and can be accessed at any time via Council’s Application Tracker:

Draft Employment Lands Strategy

Council resolved to adopt the report the draft Employment Lands Strategy. Council resolved on adoption of the Employee Lands Strategy, the Dubbo Commercial Areas Development Strategy, the Dubbo Institutional Areas Development Strategy and the Dubbo Industrial Areas Development Strategy be repealed.

Council also resolved to adopt the Preliminary draft Camp Road Structure Plan for the purpose for allowing consultation to be undertaken with residents of Camp Road and relevant State Public Agencies.

Dual Occupancy Lot 168 DP 1145981 Boundary Road, Dubbo

The Development Application D19-25 for Dual Occupancy was approved by Council subject to the conditions of consent. The subject land is zoned R1 general Residential under the Dubbo Local Environment Plan 2011 and is a permissible form of development in the zone. The people who made submissions will be advised of Council’s determination.


Wellington CBD Walking trail and Bell River pedestrian Bridge

Council noted a report from the Manager of Open Space dated February 25 2019 and agreed to that the proposed path network for the Wellington CBD walking trail through Cameron Park and Pioneer Park be adopted.

Council endorsed works to commence following DA approval in accordance with funding allocations identified in the report.

Council requested a further report to be submitted to the June 2019 Ordinary Meeting of Council with cost estimates identified to complete any outstanding works on the path network and the demolition and replacement of the Bell River pedestrian bridge for consideration in the 2019/2020 budget.

Revision of the Wiradjuri Park Master Plan

Council noted a report from the Manager of Open Space dated February 26 2019 and adopted the Wiradjuri Park Master Plan (Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden.)

Council resolved to seek further external funding opportunities to enable the Wiradjuri Park Master Plan to be fully implemented.

Man from Ironbark Festival – Request for Road Closure

Council granted consent for a temporary road closure of Molong Street, between Alexander Street and Bell Street, on 20 April for the 2019 Man from Ironbark Festival between 6:00am and 7pm subject to Roads and Maritime Services consent.

Proposed Traffic Management – Intersection of Maxwell Street with Cross Street and Thornton Street Wellington

Council approval was granted for the implementation of the proposed traffic management for Maxwell Street and at the intersections of Cross Street, Thornton Street and Railway Avenue in Wellington in accordance with Council’s Plan TM 7279


Attendance at the Regional Airports Symposium 2019

Council resolved that Councillors Shields, Gumley and Mohr will attend the Regional Airports Symposium 2019 to be held at Airlie Beach QLD from 9 - 10 May 2019 inclusive.


Conference topics include:

· The pilot shortage in Australia and the response from airlines and regional airports;

· FIFO - what can be learnt from boom and bust;

· Destination development strategies for regions;

· Realities of air freight in regional airports;

· General aviation development at regional airports; and

· Landing fees and charges at regional airports.


Also included are panel discussions that are centred around:

· Route development at regional airports through regional partnerships;

· Airport governance and real-world experience; and

· Real issues facing regional airports

Draft Investment Policy
Council adopted the draft Investment Policy March 2019 and the draft Investment Strategy March 2019. Council agreed to review the strategies for Council determination in March 2020

Media Contact:

Councillor Stephen Lawrence 0498 882 269
Councillor Ben Shields 0418 639 053

Last Edited: 12 Mar 2019

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