Briefs from 16 June 2022 Council Meeting



There were no apologies. Clr Lauren Woodbridge participated via video conference.

Mayoral Minute

Council received and noted the activities attended by the Mayor in the period since the last Monthly Ordinary Meeting of Council.

Reports received and noted

  • Development Statistics Report
  • Investments for the month of May 2022
  • Bank Balance and Reconciliation – May 2022
  • Rates and Charges Outstanding for the month of May 2022
  • Grants Report
  • Action Summary – Council Decisions

Nature Strips and Trees Policy

Council deferred a decision on the Draft Nature Strips and Trees Policy.

Review of Upper Lachlan Shire Council Waste Transfer Station Operations

Council resolved to cease acceptance of bulky waste items at the Taralga, Gunning, Collector, Bigga and Tuena Waste Transfer Centres except on two amnesty days each year. Bulky waste items on those amnesty days to be limited to no more than two cubic metres per household. Household/ residential waste, recycling, and scrap metal will be the only waste types accepted at the Taralga, Gunning, Collector, Bigga and Tuena Waste Transfer Centres with the exception of the two amnesty days per year. Council will review costings in 12 months and investigate idea of a re-use facility for the Shire. Council will continue to accept bulky waste items at Crookwell Waste Transfer Centre.

Road closure and sale of land in Grabben Gullen adjacent to Grabben Gullen Creek Lot 1 DP 1016457, Lot 64 and 136 DP 754115

Council resolve to close and sell the unused road through Lot 1 DP 1016457 and Lots 64 DP 754114 and Lot 136 DP 754115. Council will advertise the road closure and proposed sale for a period of 21 days and will sell the closed road to adjoining land owners (P and M Lannan) for the price stated in Crown land valuation.

Post Exhibition – Draft DCP Dog and Cat Boarding and Breeding Chapter

Council resolved to note the submissions received during the public exhibition period and provide a response to all submissions. Council adopted the revised draft DCP Chapter and authorised Council Officers to complete all actions to amend Council’s DCP and repeal the former Chapter with a notice of Council’s decision placed on Council’s website within 28 days of the resolution to adopt the plan. Where adopted, the notice shall include a statement that the plan comes into effect on the date the notice of Council’s decision is placed on the website.

Update on Cooks Hill Road Upgrade – Tilt Renewables and Rye Park Wind Farm

Council acknowledged that there have been unforeseen delays in the completion of the upgrading of Cooks Hill Road to a bitumen surface related to biodiversity issues and the condition of the existing drainage structures. Council agreed to delayed completion of the Cooks Hill Road upgrade from Stage 3 to Stage 4 of the Road Upgrade Program of the Rye Park Wind Farm Staging Report dated November 2021.

Council resolved that a legal Deed of Agreement be undertaken by Council with Tilt Renewables formalising the scope of works for Cooks Hill Road upgrading and the program for road sealing is be completed by 30 November 2022. Upper Lachlan Shire residents along Cooks Hill Road will be notified of the proposed works along the road and the indicative construction timetable.

Integrated Planning and Reporting – adoption of the Upper Lachlan Community Strategic Plan Towards 2042!

Council, in accordance with the Integrated Planning and Reporting Guidelines and requirements of Section 402 and Sections 8A-8C, of the Local Government Act 1993, adopted the Upper Lachlan Community Strategic Plan Towards 2042 and resolved to provide a response to all public submissions to the Community Strategic Plan Towards 2042.

Integrated Planning and Reporting – adoption of 2022/2023 Council Plans

Council, in accordance with Sections 8A-8C and Sections 403-406, of the Local Government Act 1993 adopted the following Strategic Plans:-

 1. Operational Plan 2022/2023;

 2. Delivery Program 2022/2023 – 2025/2026;

 3. Long Term Financial Plan 2022-2031;

 4. Infrastructure Plan 2022-2031; and

 5. Workforce Plan 2022/2023 – 2025/2026.

Mayoral and Councillors’ Remuneration – Local Government Remuneration Tribunal

Council notes the determination of annual fees by the Local Government Remuneration Tribunal for Councillors and Mayors and resolves to set a Rural category fee structure for the period 2022/2023 being, Councillors Annual Fee of $12,650 and a Mayoral Fee of $27,600.

Review of Public Interest Disclosures – Internal Reporting Policy

Council adopted the reviewed Public Interest Disclosures – Internal Reporting Policy.

Review of Borrowings and Loans Policy

Council adopted the reviewed Borrowings and Loans Policy.

Review of Corporate Credit Card Policy

Council adopted the reviewed Corporate Credit Card Policy.

Review of Delegations of Authority Policy

Council adopted the reviewed Delegations of Authority Policy

Review of Code of Meeting Practice

Under Section 361, of the Local Government Act 1993, Council gave public notice of its intention to adopt and amend the Code of Meeting Practice allowing 28 days public exhibition and provide members of the community 42 days in which to make submissions.

Review of Councillor Training and Development

Council adopted the reviewed Councillor Training and Development Policy.

Delegation – General Manager

Council adopted the delegation to the General Manager and affixes the common seal of the Upper Lachlan Shire Council to this delegation.

Procurement of new Garbage Truck

Council resolved to purchase a new Volvo side loading garbage truck with Superior Pak body for the sum of $409,448 (EX GST) from Southern Truck Centre financed by the Domestic Waste Management Fund. Council will sell existing garbage truck (Plant 693) through auction.

The Meeting closed at 3:20 PM. Next Ordinary Meeting to be held on 21 July 2022.