Council Meeting Outcomes – April 2019
Dubbo Regional Council held its Ordinary Council meeting on Tuesday 23 April in Dubbo.
The meeting, chaired by Mayor of the Dubbo Region, Councillor Ben Shields made resolutions in respect of the following matters:
Options to deter roosting of common Starlings in Macquarie Street Dubbo
Council have noted a report from the Manager of Operations dated 26 March.
has agreed the increased level of cleaning in Macquarie Street in
response to the heightened bird splatter continue whilst
working to achieve efficiencies in model design.
Council agreed to prune the Celtis Austalis trees to discourage roosting by the Starlings.
request that investigations in relation to the installation of lights
in the trees and other deterrents such as anti-bird
roosting spikes be explored for the known Starling issue areas in the
Council also endorsed an investigation into further practicalities and costs of conducting a trapping program to reduce overall
Dubbo Regional Sports Council playing field improvement fund applications – Dubbo’s Rhino Rugby Club and Wellington Warriors
Council noted a report from the Recreation Coordinator dated 3 April 2019.
approved the application from the Dubbo Rhinos Rugby Club to the Dubbo
Regional Sports Council Playing Field Improvement
Fund West for $1,367 to purchase goal posts for Barden Park. The club
will utilise the goal posts for training and trial games. The club have
also indicated they will contribute $1,367 of their own funds to the
also approved the application from the Wellington Warriors Football
Club to the Dubbo Regional Sports Council Playing
Field Improvement Fund West for $5,000 to contribute toward additional
lighting at Pioneer Oval in Wellington. The club has also indicated they
will contribute further funds to the project.
Financial Assistance program – Round Two (2)
Council noted the report from the Administration Coordinator Community and Recreation dated 27 March 2019.
Council determined to allocate funds from the 2018/2019 Financial Assistance Fund Round Two (2) to
· Walter T Grant Memorial Seniors Group $6,230
· Muller Park Tennis and Croquet Club Incorporated $2,900
resolved the remainder of the Financial Assistance Fund budget
allocation be returned to consolidated revenue as savings.
Condition Assessment of “Winged Victory,” Cameron Park Wellington
Council noted the report from the Manager of Recreation and Open Space dated 3 April 2019 on the condition of the Winged Victory
figure on top of the Cenotaph within Cameron Park, Wellington.
requested the Manager of Recreation and Open Space investigate non-
rate opportunities to assist in paying for the restoration
and recasting of the Winged Victory statue.
Council agreed to investigations to house the sculpture indoors to reduce the rate of deterioration be carried out.
Muronbong Road Reconstruction Project – Land acquisition agreements for road widening.
Council has resolved to acquire the road widening land that it requires from the following residents
· Mr Christopher and Cecellia O’Donnell, for $6,500 excluding GST.
· Mr Ronald and Belinda Blekemore, for $14,600 excluding GST
· Mr Andrew and Anna Shearman for $8,200 excluding GST
· Mr David and Vicki Babicci for $9,500 excluding GST
· Mr William and Gemma Martel for $11,000 excluding GST
Council agreed that all documentation in relation to these land acquisition agreements be executed Under Power of Attorney and that the documents and considerations in regard to this matter remain
Confidential to Council.
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Councillor Ben Shields: 0418 639 053
Last Edited: 26 Apr 2019