JULY COMMITTEE MEETING OUTCOMES

REPORT: ABORIGINAL EMPLOYMENT STRATEGY
DRC adopted its Aboriginal Employment Strategy, which aims to build a foundation to increase opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of the community, and build a strong organisational culture that supports and encourages our existing employees. Councillors adopted the new Aboriginal Employment Strategy. 

REPORT: LIVE-CROSS CAMERA MEDIA SUPPORT SERVICE

Councillors noted a report about the potential third-party use of Corporate Image and Communication’s Live-U capabilities for local and state members of parliament, and other third parties. The report found that the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) would need to be consulted to determine whether undertaking any additional news gathering roles would put DRC at odds with the local media, given that the primary function of Council’s media and communications team is to provide corporate media, communications, and public relations support to DRC.

REPORT: SOUTH BRIDGE STRATEGIC CONEPTS – RESULTS OF PUBLIC EXHIBITION

Councillors had before them a report about the South Bridge public exhibition consultation, where it outlined there were 195 online survey responses, 56 individual public submissions and 12 submissions on behalf of 11 organisations. The contactor engaged to finalise the Strategic Business Case, the Balmoral Group, determined that over a 30 year period, bridge option three was the most likely to maximise benefits. Councillors noted the report, resolved that option one for a South Bridge through Sandy Beach not be given further consideration and Council investigate the costs associated with progressing detailed investigations including further community consultation with full consideration be given to any negative impacts perceived by the local community.

REPORT: 2021 DREAM FESTIVAL LANTERN PARADE

The Committee accepted the recommendations of a Traffic Committee report to temporarily close Talbragar street for the DREAM Festival Lantern Parade, which will occur on Saturday 23 October from 8pm – 8:45pm.

REPORT: JUNE 2021 BUILDING SUMMARY

The latest figures for the Building Summary indicated there were 78 development applications (DAs) approved in June 2021, compared to 43 in June 2020. It’s also a significant increase in the value of applications approved, with more than $28 million for June 2021, compared to $6.8 million in June 2020. The report also noted that all DAs, construction certificates, and complying development certificates are now being tracked online and accessed any time via the NSW Government’s ePlanning portal. Councillors noted the report.

REPORT: RESULTS OF PUBLIC EXHIBITION – PLANNING PROPOSAL, ADDITIONAL PERMITTED USE OF A ‘PUB’ AT 10 COMMERCIAL AVENUE, DUBBO

Councillors accepted a recommendation to amend the Dubbo Local Environmental Plan to allow the additional permitted use of a pub at 10 Commercial Avenue Dubbo, after no submissions were made during the exhibition period.

Last Edited: 13 Jul 2021

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