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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

 

Alby Schultz Meeting Centre, Cootamundra

 

6:00PM, Tuesday 25th June, 2024

 

Administration Centres:  1300 459 689

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting Minutes

25 June 2024

 

MINUTES OF Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council
Ordinary Council Meeting
HELD AT THE
Alby Schultz Meeting Centre, Cootamundra
ON
Tuesday, 25 June 2024 AT 6:00PM

 

PRESENT:                 Cr Charlie Sheahan (Mayor), Cr Gil Kelly (Deputy Mayor), Cr Leigh Bowden, Cr Les Boyd, Cr Logan Collins, Cr Trevor Glover, Cr David Graham, Cr Abb McAlister, Cr Penny Nicholson

IN ATTENDANCE:     Steve McGrath (Interim General Manager), Matt Stubbs (Deputy General Manager - Operations), Paul Woods (Interim Deputy General Manager - CCD), Linda Wiles (Manager Business), Zac Mahon (Manager Finance), Wayne Bennett (Manager Regional Services Cootamundra), Michael Mason (Interim Manager Sustainable Development), Thomas Hogg (Acting Manager Engineering Gundagai), Greg Ewings (Acting Manager Regional Services Gundagai), Gary Arthur (Acting Manager Engineering Cootamundra)

1            Acknowledgement of Country

The Chairperson acknowledged the Wiradjuri people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Land at which the meeting was held and paid his respects to Elders, both past and present, of the Wiradjuri Nation and extended that respect to other Aboriginal people who were present.

2            Open Forum

Nil

3            Apologies and Leave of Absenc

3.1         Apologies

Nil

3.2         Leave of Absence

Nil

4            Disclosures of Interest

Nil

5            Confirmation of Minutes

5.1         Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on Tuesday 28 May 2024

Resolution  133/2024  

Moved:      Cr Les Boyd

Seconded:  Cr Logan Collins

The Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on Tuesday 28 May 2024 be confirmed as a true and correct record of the meeting.

Carried

 

6            Mayoral Minutes

6.1         Mayoral Minute - Councillor Engagement

Resolution  134/2024  

Moved:      Cr Charlie Sheahan

Seconded:  Cr David Graham

The information in the Councillor Engagements Mayoral Minute be received and noted.

Carried

 

7            Reports from Committees

Nil

8            General Manager’s Report

8.1         General Manager Office

PROCEDURAL Motion

Resolution  135/2024  

Moved:      Cr Leigh Bowden

Seconded:  Cr Penny Nicholson

1.     That Council consider the late report regarding the “14 September 2024 Elections” in terms of clause 9.3 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice.

2.    The Mayor/Chairperson ruled that the consideration of the late report “14 September 2024 Elections” is urgent as a decision is required before the next Ordinary meeting of Council.

Carried

 

Mayor/Chairperson announced that the late item will be considered first.

 

8.1.6      14 September 2024 Elections

Resolution  136/2024  

Moved:      Cr David Graham

Seconded:  Cr Trevor Glover

That Council:

1.      Note that in the absence of alternate direction from the NSW Minister for Local Government, an election for nine (9) councillors for Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council will be required to be held on 14 September 2024;

2.      Note that exceptional circumstances exist for Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council and the conduct of elections in September 2024, as a result of the then Minister for Local Government’s approval of a demerger in August 2022 and the subsequent further demerger pathway established by the new Minister for Local Government in October 2023;

3.      Resolve in accordance with s296(5) of the Local Government Act 1993, that Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council enter an election arrangement with the NSW Electoral Commission and contract the NSW Electoral Commission to conduct the election for Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council on 14 September 2024.

VOTING RECORD

FOR RESOLUTION

AGAINST RESOLUTION

Cr Gil Kelly

Cr Logan Collins

Cr David Graham

Cr Abb McAlister

Cr Penny Nicholson

Cr Charlie Sheahan (Mayor)

Cr Leigh Bowden

Cr Les Boyd

Cr Trevor Glover

ABSENT

DECLARED INTEREST

Nil

Nil

Carried

 

8.1.1      2024-25 Determination of the Local Government Remuneration Tribunal - Councillor Fees and Additional Mayoral Fee

MOTION  

Moved:      Cr Gil Kelly

Seconded:  Cr Logan Collins

1.   The Councillors annual fee effective 1st July, 2024 remain at $13,030.

2.   The Mayors annual fee effective 1st July, 2024 remain at $28,430.

3.     Consistent with resolution 173/2022 Council continues to support superannuation contribution payments for Councillors, subject to individual Councillors nominating an eligible superannuation account, thus enabling superannuation payments to commence.

 

 

 

AMENDMENT

Moved:      Cr Charlie Sheahan

Seconded:  Cr Leigh Bowden

1.   The Councillors annual fee effective 1st July, 2024 be $18,340.

2.   The Mayors annual fee effective 1st July, 2024 be $39,350.

3.   Consistent with resolution 173/2022 Council continues to support superannuation contribution payments for Councillors, subject to individual Councillors nominating an eligible superannuation account, thus enabling superannuation payments to commence.

The Amendment on being put to the meeting was lost

The motion on being put to the meeting was carried

Resolution  137/2024  

Moved:      Cr Gil Kelly

Seconded:  Cr Logan Collins

1.   The Councillors annual fee effective 1st July, 2024 remain at $13,030.

2.   The Mayors annual fee effective 1st July, 2024 remain at $28,430.

3.   Consistent with resolution 173/2022 Council continues to support superannuation contribution payments for Councillors, subject to individual Councillors nominating an eligible superannuation account, thus enabling superannuation payments to commence.

Carried

 

8.1.2      Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2024

Resolution  138/2024  

Moved:      Cr Gil Kelly

Seconded:  Cr Penny Nicholson

1.      The attendance of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Interim General Manager at the 2024 Local Government NSW Conference, be endorsed.

2.      The Mayor and Deputy Mayor be nominated as voting delegates for the 2024 Conference.

3.      LGNSW be advised of the voting delegates before 5pm Wednesday, 6 November 2024.

4.      Council determine Motions for submission to LGNSW at a Councillor Workshop.

5.      Motions determined from 4. above, be submitted to LGNSW by Thursday 15 August 2024 (preferred) or by Sunday 20 October 2024 (at the latest), following a further report to council.

Carried

 

8.1.3      Energy and Innovation Conference 28 & 29 August 2024

Resolution  139/2024  

Moved:      Cr Abb McAlister

Seconded:  Cr Trevor Glover

The attendance of Cr Glover and one (1) appropriate staff member, at the 2024 REROC Energy and Innovation Conference, be endorsed.

Carried

 

8.1.4      Rural and Regional Summit Summary

Resolution  140/2024  

Moved:      Cr Leigh Bowden

Seconded:  Cr Trevor Glover

The 2024 Rural and Regional Summit and Country Mayors Association meeting summary report, be received and noted.

Carried

 

8.1.5      Country Mayors Association Minutes 10 May 2024

Resolution  141/2024  

Moved:      Cr David Graham

Seconded:  Cr Abb McAlister

The Minutes of the Country Mayors Association Meetings held on 10 May 2024, attached to the report, be received and noted.

Carried

8.2         Business

8.2.1      Final Operational Plan and Associated Documents 2024/2025

Resolution  142/2024  

Moved:      Cr Trevor Glover

Seconded:  Cr Penny Nicholson

1.   Any submissions received in response to the public exhibition of the draft 2024/2025 Operational Plan (incorporating Revenue Policy, Fees & Charges and budget) be considered.

2.   The draft Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council 2024/2025 Operational Plan, (inclusive of the Revenue Policy, Fees & Charges and budget) be adopted by Council.

3.   The amended 2024/25 draft Fees and Charges (Part 5 of the Operational Plan), attached to the report, be adopted.

4.   Council note that on receipt of the final decision by the Minister for Local Government, following the Local Government Boundaries Commission review, in regard to the demerger proposal, that either Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council, or the two new Councils as the case may be, will need to undertake reviews of the services provided by the council/s and the revenue available for operations, with a view to achieving a balanced or surplus operating result for the council/s over the medium to longer term.

Carried

 

8.2.2      Applications for Community Donations 2024

Resolution  143/2024  

Moved:      Cr Gil Kelly

Seconded:  Cr Abb McAlister

1.   The Annual Community Donations budget be increased annually in line with the consumer price index.

2.   Council approve community donations for the following applicants totalling $40,200.00

Organisation

Amount granted

Cootamundra Sports Foundation

 $        500.00

Gundagai Shed

 $     4,000.00

Gundagai Drawing Group

 $     1,146.00

Gundagai Business Network

 $     5,000.00

Gundagai Neighbourhood Centre Inc

 $     3,300.00

Cootamundra Rifle Club Inc

 $     2,676.00

Cootamundra Food Bank

 $     5,000.00

Cootamundra High School

 $        200.00

Lions Club of Cootamundra

 $        750.00 (plus $500 in-kind)

Cootamundra Rodeo and Equine Sporting Centre

 $     4,000.00

Muttama Hall Management s.355 Committee

 $     1,175.00

Cootamundra Strikers Soccer Club Incorporated

 $     2,000.00

Cootamundra Scout Group

 $        728.00

Gundagai Historical Museum Incorporated

 $     3,000.00

Australian Road Transport Heritage Centre

 $     3,525.00

Intereach Ltd

 $     2,000.00

Cootamundra District Cricket Association

 $     1,200.00

TOTAL:

$     40,200.00

Carried

 

8.2.3      Open Streets Grant - Starry Nights Festival

Resolution  144/2024  

Moved:      Cr Leigh Bowden

Seconded:  Cr Gil Kelly

1.      Information and funding from Open Streets Program be noted.

2.      Council invite local community groups in both Cootamundra and Gundagai to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) to manage individual events.

Carried

 

8.2.4      Appointment of Independent Chair and Member to Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee

Resolution  145/2024  

Moved:      Cr Leigh Bowden

Seconded:  Cr David Graham

1.   Council accepts the application of Mr Nick Tobin to the position of ARIC Independent Chair for the period of 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2028.

2.   Council accepts the application of Mr Stephen Dunshea to the position of Independent ARIC Member for the period of 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2028.

3.   Council accepts the application of Mr Chris Weber to the position of Independent ARIC Member for the period of 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2028.

4.   That Council determines a Councillor to be appointed as the non-voting observer to the ARIC, or in the alternate if no Councillor will be appointed.

Carried

 

8.2.5      Cootamundra Showground Users s.355 Committee Meeting Minutes

Resolution  146/2024  

Moved:      Cr Gil Kelly

Seconded:  Cr Leigh Bowden

The Minutes of the Cootamundra Showground User s.355 Committee Ordinary Meeting held on 17 April 2024 attached to the report, be received and noted.

Carried

 


 

8.2.6      Muttama Creek Regeneration Group s.355 Committee Meeting Minutes

Resolution  147/2024  

Moved:      Cr Leigh Bowden

Seconded:  Cr Les Boyd

The Minutes of the Muttama Creek Regeneration Group s.355 Committee meeting held 1 April 2024, attached to the report be, received and noted.

Carried

 

8.2.7      Cootamundra Heritage Centre Management s.355 Committee Meeting Minutes

Resolution  148/2024  

Moved:      Cr Les Boyd

Seconded:  Cr Abb McAlister

The Minutes of the Cootamundra Heritage Centre Management s.355 Committee Meeting held 2 June 2024, attached to the report, be received and noted.

Carried

 

8.3         Finance

8.3.1      2025 Financial Year Rates & Annual Charges

Resolution  149/2024  

Moved:      Cr Leigh Bowden

Seconded:  Cr David Graham

1.    ORDINARY RATES

In accordance with the provisions of Section 535 of the Local Government Act 1993 Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council hereby resolves to make the following rates for the 2024/25 rating year:

a) Farmland Category Rate of 0.134184 cents in the dollar, with a base amount of $437.67 per assessment, for all rateable land within the Farmland Category in Council’s area, as defined in Section 515 of the Local Government Act 1993, based upon the land value at a base valuation date of 1 July 2022. The base amount for the Farmland Category is estimated to realise 10.38% of the total yield in this category.

b) Residential Category Rate of 0.399976 cents in the dollar, with a base amount of $437.67 per assessment, for all rateable land within the Residential Category in Council’s area, as defined in Section 516 of the Local Government Act 1993, based upon the land value at a base valuation date of 1 July 2022.  The base amount for the Residential Category is estimated to realise 44.87% of the total yield of this category.

c)  Business Category Rate of 1.200139 cents in the dollar, with a base amount of $437.67 per assessment, for all rateable land within the Business Category in Council’s area, as defined in Section 518 of the Local Government Act 1993, based upon the land value at a base valuation date of 1 July 2022. The base amount for the Business Category is estimated to realise 18.84% of the total yield of this category.

d)  Mining Rate of 0.300854 cents in the dollar, with a base amount of $437.67 per assessment, for all rateable land within the Mining Category in Council’s area, as defined in Section 517 of the Local Government Act 1993, based upon the land value at a base valuation date of 1 July 2022.

2.    WASTE MANAGEMENT CHARGES

In accordance with the provisions of Sections 535, 496 and 501 of the Local Government Act 1993 Council hereby resolves to make the following domestic waste management and waste management charges for the 2024/25 rating year:

a)    Domestic Waste Management Charge of $546.00 per annual service for each parcel of rateable residential land within the Gundagai, Cootamundra, Stockinbingal & Wallendbeen Scavenging Areas for which the service is available, excluding vacant and unoccupied land. The levying of such charge is to entitle the ratepayer to a regular weekly service of one 120 litre bin for domestic rubbish and a fortnightly service of one 240 litre bin for recyclable domestic rubbish.

b)    Green Waste/Organics Charge of $71.00 per annual service for each parcel of rateable residential land within the Gundagai, Cootamundra, Stockinbingal & Wallendbeen Scavenging Areas for which the service is available, excluding vacant and unoccupied land. The levying of such charge is to entitle the ratepayer to a regular fortnightly service of one 240 litre bin for green domestic waste.

c)    Residential Waste Management – Other Charge of $546.00 per annual service for each assessment of residential land outside of the Gundagai, Cootamundra, Stockinbingal & Wallendbeen Scavenging Areas, for which the service is available and required. The levying of such charge is to entitle the ratepayer to a regular weekly service of one 140 litre bin for domestic rubbish, a fortnightly service of one 240 litre bin for recyclable domestic rubbish. (Ratepayers for whom this service is requested and available, may also elect to be provided with a Green Waste/Organics service subject to the charge as noted in d) below.)

d)    Green Waste/Organics Charge – Other Charge of $71.00 per annual service for each assessment of residential land outside of the Gundagai, Cootamundra, Stockinbingal & Wallendbeen Scavenging Areas, for which the service is available and required. The levying of such charge is to entitle the ratepayer to a regular fortnightly service of one 240 litre bin for domestic green waste

e)    Rural Waste Charge of $81.00 on each parcel of rateable land outside the Gundagai, Cootamundra, Stockinbingal & Wallendbeen Scavenging areas, and for which there is no service being provided as noted in c) above.

f)     Commercial Waste Management Charge of $546.00 per service for the removal of waste (one 240 litre general waste pickup per week and one 240 litre recyclable waste pickup per fortnight) from Non-Residential properties for which the service is requested and available. Multiple services will be charged for multiple bins and/or collections per week.  

g)    Unoccupied (Vacant Land) Waste Charge of $81.00 on each parcel of rateable land within the Gundagai, Cootamundra, Stockinbingal & Wallendbeen Scavenging areas for which a domestic waste management service is available, but the land is vacant and unoccupied.

3.    STORMWATER MANAGEMENT SERVICE CHARGE

In accordance with the provisions of Section 535, 496A and 510A of the Local Government Act 1993, Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council hereby resolves to make the following annual stormwater management service charges, in respect of occupied rateable land within the urban area of Cootamundra, excepting Council owned or controlled parks, land and buildings, or other land exempt as per Section 496A(2) of the Local Government Act 1993, for the 2024/25 rating year:

a)    Residential Stormwater Management Charge of $25.00 per annum per residential assessment of occupied rateable land within the townships of Gundagai & Cootamundra, excepting Council owned or controlled parks, lands and buildings, or other land exempt as per Section 496A(2) of the Local Government Act 1993, and excluding land that is part of a residential strata allotment.

b)    Residential Strata Stormwater Management Charge of $12.50 per annum per residential Strata assessment within the townships of Gundagai & Cootamundra, excepting Council owned or controlled parks, lands and buildings, or other land exempt as per Section 496A(2) of the Local Government Act 1993.

c)    Business (Non-Residential) Stormwater Management Charge of $25.00 for each 350 square meters of area of land or part thereof of land categorised as business, subject to a minimum of $25.00 per annum per assessment and a maximum charge of $250.00 per annum per assessment within the townships of Gundagai & Cootamundra, excepting Council owned or controlled parks, lands and buildings, or other land exempt as per Section 496A(2) of the Local Government Act 1993.

c)    Business (Non-Residential) Stormwater Management Charge being the greater of $5.00, or the assessment’s proportion of the charge that would apply if the total land area was not strata’d, per annum per business strata assessment within the townships of Gundagai & Cootamundra, excepting Council owned or controlled parks, lands and buildings, or other land exempt as per Section 496A(2) of the Local Government Act 1993.

4.    ON-SITE SEWERAGE MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION CHARGE

In accordance with the provisions of Sections 535 and 501 of the Local Government Act 1993 Council hereby resolves to make the following domestic waste management and waste management charges for the 2024/25 rating year:

On-Site Sewerage Management Administration Charge of $53.00 per annum for properties for which on-site sewerage services are available and connected.

5.    WATER CONSUMPTION CHARGES

In accordance with the provisions of Section 535 and 502 of the Local Government Act 1993, Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council hereby resolves to make the following water consumption charges for the 2024/25 rating year:

a)    Water Usage Charge of $2.35 per kilolitre for usage up to and including 39 kilolitres per quarter, and thereafter $3.53 per kilolitre for water usage exceeding 39 kilolitres per quarter, for all land connected to the water supply, excepting that land as identified as subject to the charges in 5.b) below.

b)    Non-Residential Community Water Usage Charge of $1.86 per kilolitre for usage up to and including 39 kilolitres per quarter, and thereafter $2.68 per kilolitre for usage exceeding 39 kilolitres per quarter, for land to which the water supply is available and connected and whereby Council has by resolution identified the assessment as being subject to Non-Residential Community Water Usage charges.

6.    NON-RESIDENTIAL SEWER USAGE CHARGES

In accordance with the provisions of Section 535 and 502 of the Local Government Act 1993, Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council hereby resolves to make the following non-residential sewer usage charges for the 2024/25 rating year:

Non-Residential Sewer Usage Charge of $3.13 per kilolitre of the volume of sewerage discharged. The volume of sewerage discharged shall be calculated by multiplying the volume of water measured at the water meter(s) connected to the property, based on actual usage per kilolitre, by the sewerage discharge factors (SDF) for the predominant use of the land as follows:

PROPERTY USE

SDF %

Concrete Plant, Park Watering

2

Pool

10

Bowling Green, Clubhouse

20

Caravan Park

60

Community use (as defined in Community Based Not For Profit Organisations)

50

Hospital, Motel

85

General business, RLPB, Pharmacy, Medical Centre, Bakery, Restaurant/Hotel/Club, Takeaway food, McDonalds, Service Station, Dentist, Butcher, Hairdresser, Supermarket, Carwash

95

Sewer Well

100

7.    WATER ACCESS CHARGES

The annual water access charges as identified below are charged quarterly in arrears.

In accordance with the provisions of Section 535 and 501 of the Local Government Act 1993, Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council hereby resolves to make the following annual water access charges for the 2024/25 rating year:

a)     Residential Water Access Charge on residential land to which the water supply is available and connected, excluding land that is part of a residential strata allotment, in accordance with the number and size of water service meters connected to the land as follows;

Water Meter Size

Annual Charge

20mm

$470.00

25mm

$736.00

32mm

$1,206.00

40mm

$1,884.00

50mm

$2,944.00

63mm

$4,675.00

75mm

$6,624.00

80mm

$7,537.00

100mm

$11,777.00

b)    Residential Strata Water Access Charge of $470.00 per annum per residential Strata assessment for which the water supply is available and connected.

c)    Non-Residential Water Access Charge in respect of non-residential land to which the water supply is available and connected, excluding land that is part of a strata allotment and that land that is identified as liable for charges outlined in 7.e) below, in accordance with the number and size of water service meters connected to the parcel as follows (excluding fire service meters);

Water Meter Size

Annual Charge

20mm

$470.00

25mm

$736.00

32mm

$1,206.00

40mm

$1,884.00

50mm

$2,944.00

63mm

$4,675.00

75mm

$6,624.00

80mm

$7,537.00

100mm

$11,777.00

d)    Non-Residential Strata Water Access Charge of $470.00 per annum per non-residential Strata assessment for which the water supply is available and connected.

e)    Non-Residential Community Water Access Charge in respect of non-residential land to which the water supply is available and connected, and whereby Council has by resolution identified the assessment as being subject to Non-Residential Community Water Access charges, in accordance with the number and size of water service meters connected to the parcel as follows (excluding fire service meters):

Water Meter Size

Annual Charge

20mm

$235.00

25mm

$368.00

32mm

$604.00

40mm

$942.00

50mm

$1,472.00

80mm

$3,768.00

100mm

$5,888.00

8.    VACANT WATER ACCESS CHARGES

In accordance with the provisions of Section 535 and 501 of the Local Government Act 1993, Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council hereby resolves to make the following annual vacant water access charges for the 2024/25 rating year:

a)   Vacant Residential Water Access Charge of $470.00 per annum per residential assessment to which the water supply is available but not connected.

b)    Vacant Non-Residential Water Access Charge of $470.00 per annum per non-residential assessment to which the water supply is available but not connected.

c)    Vacant Non-Residential Community Water Access Charge of $235.00 per annum per non-residential assessment whereby Council has by resolution identified the assessment as being subject to the Vacant Non-Residential Community Water Access Charge.

9.    SEWER ACCESS CHARGES

The annual sewer access charges as identified below are charged quarterly in arrears.

In accordance with the provisions of Section 535 and 501 of the Local Government Act 1993, Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council hereby resolves to make the following annual sewer access charges for the 2024/25 rating year:

a)     Residential Sewer Access Charge of $707.00 per annum per residence to which sewerage services are available and connected.

b)     Non-Residential Sewer Access Charge in respect of non-residential land to which sewerage services are available and connected, excepting land identified as liable for the charges as outlined in 9.c) below, in accordance with the number and size of the water service meters connected to the land as follows (excluding fire service meters);

Water Meter Size

Annual Charge

20mm

$589.00

25mm

$707.00

32mm

$824.00

40mm

$1,130.00

50mm

$1,413.00

63mm

$1,780.00

75mm

$2,120.00

80mm

$2,260.00

100mm

$2,827.00

 

c)     Non-Residential Community Sewer Access Charge in respect of non-residential land to which sewerage services are available and connected, and whereby Council has by resolution identified the assessment as being subject to Non-Residential Community Sewer Access charges, in accordance with the number and size of water service meters connected to the land as follows (excluding fire service meters):

Water Meter Size

Annual Charge

20mm

$295.00

25mm

$353.00

32mm

$412.00

40mm

$565.00

50mm

$707.00

80mm

$1,130.00

100mm

$1,413.00

10.  VACANT SEWER ACCESS CHARGES

In accordance with the provisions of Section 535 and 501 of the Local Government Act 1993, Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council hereby resolves to make the following annual vacant sewer access charges for the 2024/25 rating year:

a)    Vacant Residential Sewer Access Charge of $413.00 per annum per residential assessment to which the water supply is available but not connected.

b)    Vacant Non-Residential Sewer Access Charge of $413.00 per annum per non-residential assessment to which the water supply is available but not connected.

c)    Vacant Non-Residential Community Sewer Access Charge of $206.00 per annum per non-residential assessment to which sewerage services are available but not connected, and whereby Council has by resolution identified the assessment as being subject to Vacant Non-Residential Community Access Charges.

11.  LIQUID TRADE WASTE CHARGES

The annual trade waste charges as identified below are charged bi-annual in arrears. In accordance with the provisions of Section 535 and 502 of the Local Government Act 1993, Council hereby resolves to make the following trade waste charges for the 2024/25 rating year:

a)    Trade Waste Annual Fee on non-residential land connected to the sewerage service of $250.00 where liquid trade waste is discharged.

b)    Trade Waste Usage Charge on (Category 2) non-residential land connected to the sewerage service of $4.33 per kilolitre of the estimated volume of liquid trade waste discharged to the sewerage system with prescribed pre-treatment. The volume of liquid trade waste discharged shall be calculated by multiplying the volume of water measured at the water meter(s) connected to the property, based on actual usage per kilolitre, by the trade waste discharge factors (TWDF) for the predominant use of the property as follows:

PROPERTY USE

TWDF %

Concrete Plant, Park Watering & Sewer Well

1

Pool, Bowling Green, Clubhouse & General Business

10

RLPB, Pharmacy, Medical Centre

20

Caravan Park, School & Bakery, Community use (as defined in Community Based Not For Profit Organisations)

25

Motel, Restaurant, Hotel, Club

30

Takeaway food

50

McDonalds

62

Service Station

70

Dentist

80

Hospital

85

Butcher, Hairdresser, Supermarket, Carwash

90

12.  INTEREST ON OVERDUE RATES & CHARGES

Interest on overdue rates and charges for the 2024/25 rating year has been set by Council at the maximum rate of interest payable as determined by the Minister of Local Government of 10.5% per annum, calculated daily, in accordance with Section 566 of the Local Government Act 1993.

13.  COMMUNITY BASED NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANISATIONS

Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council hereby resolves to make the assessments shown below as being those assessments to which Non-Residential Community Water Access Charges, Non-Residential Community Sewer Access Charges, Non-Residential Community Water Usage Charges, and Community Use Sewerage and Trade Waste Discharge Factors shall apply as follows:

Assessment

Name of Owner/Occupier

Use of Land

Religious Organisations

10001451

Sacred Heart Parish

Convent and Place of Worship

10001477

Catholic Church Trustees

Place of Worship

10001485

Catholic Church Trustees

Minister's Residence/Place of Worship

10008142

Presbyterian Church

Place of Worship

10013340

Jehovah's Witnesses Congregations

Place of Worship

10013423

Salvation Army

Minister's Residence/Place of Worship

10015444

Church Of The Foursquare Gospel

Place of Worship

10015832

Baptist Church Of NSW

Place of Worship

10017119

Anglican Church Property Trust Diocese

Minister's Residence/Place of Worship

10017135

Anglican Church Of Australia

Place of Worship

10029445

Uniting Church

Church Hall and Place of Worship

10029478

Uniting Church

Place of Worship

10039766

Australasian Conference Association Ltd

Place of Worship

11011715

Anglican Church Property Trust Dc & G

Place of Worship

 

 

 

11018389

Anglican Church Property Trust Dc & G

Place of Worship

11019627

Roman Catholic Church

Place of Worship

Local Sporting, Charitable & Community Groups

10006328

Society of St Vincent de Paul

Public Charity

10008399

Boy Scouts Association

Community Group

10008431

Cootamundra Ex-Servicemen's and Citizens Club

Community Facility

10008837

Australian Red Cross Society

Public Charity

10008845

Australian Red Cross Society

Public Charity

10009660

Showground Users Committee

Community Facility

10010320

The Cootamundra Country Club Ltd

Community Facility

10010882

CADAS Coota West

Community Group/Facility

10011955

Southern Cross Care - Retirement Village

Community Facility

10012060

Elouera Association Incorporated

Public Charity/Community Organisation

10015725

Cootamundra Wattle Guides

Community Group/Facility

10017556

Cootamundra Squash Assoc

Community Sporting Facility

10018877

Elouera Association Incorporated

Public Charity/Community Organisation

10030450

Town Tennis Club

Community Sporting Facility

10030468

Cootamundra Rugby League Club

Community Sporting Facility

10033223

Cootamundra Preschool Incorporated

Community Facility

10035780

Cootamundra Lions Club

Community Group

10039246

Coota Health Care Co-Op - Nursing Home

Community Facility

10039865

Elouera Cootamundra Assn Pty Ltd

Public Charity/Community Organisation

10045698

Cootamundra Strikers Soccer Club

Community Sporting Facility

10046159

Elouera Association Incorporated

Public Charity/Community Organisation

11011913

Gundagai Pre-School Kindergarten

Community Facility

11015922

Gundagai Common Trust

Community Group/Facility

11016136

Gundagai Racecourse and Showground Land

Community Sporting & Rec Facility

11019452

Gundagai District Services Club Ltd

Community Facility

11019460

Gundagai District Services Club Ltd

Community Facility

11019569

Valmar Support Services Ltd

Community Facility

11019965

Gundagai District Services Club Ltd

Community Facility

11019973

Gundagai District Services Club Ltd

Community Facility

11021318

Gundagai Scout Group

Community Group/Facility

11021730

Gundagai District Services Club Ltd

Community Facility

11032836

Gundagai Historic Bridges Committee Inc.

Community Group/Facility

11037132

South Gundagai Common Trust

Community Group/Facility

Carried

 


 

8.3.2      Finance Update - May 2024

Resolution  150/2024  

Moved:      Cr Logan Collins

Seconded:  Cr Les Boyd

The Finance Update report, be received and noted.

Carried

 

8.3.3      Restricted Cash Reconciliation - May 2024

Resolution  151/2024  

Moved:      Cr Abb McAlister

Seconded:  Cr Les Boyd

1.   Receive and note the Restricted Cash Reconciliation report; and

2.   Approve the potential de-restriction of up to $1,500,000 from the plant replacement fund prior to 30 June 2024, with the restriction of up to $1,500,000 to the plant replacement fund to be reinstated by 31 July 2024.

Carried

 

8.3.4      Investment Report - May 2024

Resolution  152/2024  

Moved:      Cr Leigh Bowden

Seconded:  Cr David Graham

The report detailing Council Cash and Investments as at 31st May 2024, be received and noted.

Carried

 

8.4         Sustainable Development

Nil

8.5         Engineering Cootamundra

8.5.1      Cootamundra Engineering Report - June 2024

Resolution  153/2024  

Moved:      Cr Gil Kelly

Seconded:  Cr Logan Collins

The Cootamundra Engineering Report for the month of June 2024 be noted.

Carried

 

8.6         Engineering Gundagai

8.6.1      Gundagai Engineering Report - June 2024

Resolution  154/2024  

Moved:      Cr David Graham

Seconded:  Cr Logan Collins

The Gundagai Engineering Report for the month of June 2024 be noted.

Carried

 

8.7         Regional Services Gundagai

8.7.1      NSW Cemeteries and Crematoria Levy

Resolution  155/2024  

Moved:      Cr Leigh Bowden

Seconded:  Cr Abb McAlister

1. The introduction of the NSW Cemeteries and Crematoria Levy on July 1, 2024, be noted.

2. The CCNSW levy amounts be included in Councils 2024/2025 Fee & Charges.

Carried

 

8.7.2      NSW Weeds Action Program 2023-2024

Resolution  156/2024  

Moved:      Cr Logan Collins

Seconded:  Cr David Graham

That Council’s successful 2023/2024 Weed Action Plan application and Funding be noted.

Carried

 

8.7.3      Draft Biosecurity Weeds Compliance and Enforcement Policy

Resolution  157/2024  

Moved:      Cr Abb McAlister

Seconded:  Cr Gil Kelly

The Draft Biosecurity Weeds Compliance and Enforcement Policy, attached to the report, be adopted.

Carried

 

8.7.4      Gundagai Regional Services Works Report

Resolution  158/2024  

Moved:      Cr David Graham

Seconded:  Cr Penny Nicholson

The Gundagai Regional Services Department, Monthly works report be received and noted.

Carried

 

8.8         Regional Services Cootamundra

8.8.1      Regional Services - Cootamundra Divisional Monthly Report to Council

Resolution  159/2024  

Moved:      Cr Leigh Bowden

Seconded:  Cr Les Boyd

The Regional Services Cootamundra Department Monthly Works Report be received and noted.

Carried

 

9            Motion of which Notice has been Given

Nil

10          Questions with Notice

Nil

11          Confidential Items  

 

The Meeting closed at 7:31pm.

 

The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 23 July 2024.

 

 

 

CHAIRPERSON

GENERAL MANAGER