Council Committee Meeting Outcomes – May 2019

Dubbo Regional Council held meetings of the Planning, Development and Environment Committee, and the Infrastructure, Community and Recreation Committee on Monday 13 May 2019.

The meetings were chaired by Councillor Shields

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

PLANNING DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

Building Summary

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

During March 2019 Dubbo Regional Council approved 42 development applications with a total a value of $6,228,663.

The Committee also considered and noted the Building Summary for April 2019.

During April 2019 Dubbo Regional Council approved 47 development applications with a total a value of $99,832,131

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: https://planning.dubbo.nsw.gov.au/.

Additional permitted use for animal boarding or training establishment, Merrilea rd Dubbo.

The committee endorsed the Planning Proposal to amend the Dubbo Local Environmental Plan 2011 to allow the additional permitted use of animal boarding or training establishment.

Council requests Parliamentary Counsel prepare the draft Amendment to the Dubbo Local

Environmental Plan 2011 under Section 3.36 (2) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979.

Following receipt of an Opinion from Parliamentary Counsel that the Plan be made, Council requests that

the Chief Executive Officer request gazettal of the Plan.

INFRASTRUCTURE, COMMUNITY AND RECREATION COMMITTEE

Construction of amenities block Church Street Dubbo.

The Committee endorsed that Location 1 (Orientation 1) be accepted as the preferred option for the accessible amenities that are to be constructed in Church Street.

The committee also heard about the Community and Stakeholder Engagement activities that was conducted around this project.

Parking restriction Hampden Street Dubbo  

Council approved a 15 minute time restricted parking zone be implemented in Hampden Street, encompassing two car parking spaces, in front of the Road and Maritime Services office entry, as detailed on Council’s plan TM 7287.

Parking restriction Whylandra Street Dubbo  

Council endorsed the proposed new No Stopping zones adjacent to the two existing refuge islands and

adjustments to the existing night time no parking restrictions at the southern end of Whylandra Street

between Minore Road and Gowrie street be implemented in accordance with Road and Maritime Services

Plan DS2018/001538 - RF-0002.

Dubbo Stampede – Temporary Road closures

Council granted approval of temporary road closures for the purpose of the Dubbo Stampede Running Festival on Sunday 25 August 2019, between 6.15 am and 1.00 pm, on condition of the NSW Police Service, Roads and Maritime Services and subject to conditions.

Directional Signage, Rhino Lodge Camp Road Dubbo.

Council endorsed the inclusion of the Rhino Lodge, as a Service accommodation facility, and it be included in Councils existing Directional Signs Policy and that directional signs be installed in Obley Road on the existing Western Plains Tourist Circuit attraction reassurance directional sign south of the Newell Highway intersection and at the intersection of Obley and Camp Roads.

Windsor Parade Pocket Park – Community Consultation

Council noted a report by the Manager Recreation and Open Space dated 28 April 2019.

Council adopted the Windsor Parade Pocket Park Masterplan in principle.

Council also noted that to increase the level of native plantings in the Windsor Parade Pocket Park, consideration by the Street Tree Advisory Committee be given to alternate plantings of Angophora floribunda (Rough-barked Apple) and the London Plane Tree (Platanus x hybrid) along the pathway.

Council agreed that if the alternate planting proposal is adopted, the Windsor Parade Pocket Park Masterplan be amended without the need to come back through to Council.

Dubbo Public Open Space Masterplan 2018 – Community Consultation

Council noted the report by the Manager Recreation and Open Space dated 28 April 2019 and adopted the Dubbo Open Space Masterplan 2018.

Placing an amenity value on public trees

Council noted the report by the Manager Recreation and Open Space dated 29 April 2019. Council endorsed the proposal of implementing the Tree Amenity valuation on Public Trees for the purpose public exhibition for a period 28 days to enable the community to provide comment.

Council requested that following the public exhibition period, a further report be submitted to Council for consideration.

CBD walking trail and Bell River Pedestrian Bridge, Wellington.

Council noted the report from the Manager Recreation and Open Space, dated 29 April 2019.

Council determined that a land acquisition policy for river front land along the Bell and Macquarie rivers in Wellington be developed to enable Council to investigate future land purchases, as either full allotments or as easements, as they become available to provide a continuous river corridor within the Wellington urban area.

Council requested that following the development of a draft River Land Acquisition Policy for Wellington that it is tabled at a Councillor Workshop for further discussion, before advancing to Council for consideration and adoption.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, BUSINESS AND CORPORATE COMMITTEE

Council Investments

Council noted the report from the Director Corporate Services dated 1 May 2019.

Update of asset Management Strategy and Asset Management Plans 2019/20

Council noted the information contained within the report of the Director Corporate Services dated

4 April 2019.

Council adopted the draft 2019 Asset Management Strategy which includes

a.             Building Asset Management Plan

b.             Drainage Asset Management Plan

c.             Recreation and Open Spaces Asset Management Plan

d.             Sewerage Asset Management Plan

e.             Transport Asset Management Plan

f.              Water Asset Management Plan

Last Edited: 15 May 2019

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