Briefs from 17 February 2022 Council Meeting



There were no apologies.

Mayoral Minute

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

Presentation to Council/Public

Update on Crookwell 3 Windfarm, presented by Clr Jo Marshall in her capacity as Local Community Engagement Officer for Global Power Generation, Australia.

Letters of appreciation for Community Associations and Progress Associations

Council resolved to write to all community associations and progress associations and any other necessary organisations giving thanks and recognition for the services they provide.

Reports received and noted by Council

  • Biosecurity Report
  • Development Statistics
  • Investments for the month of November 2021, December 2021 and January 2022
  • Bank Balance and Reconciliation – November 2021, December 2021 and January 2022
  • Rates and Charges Outstanding – November 2021, December 2021 and January 2022
  • Library Services 2nd Quarter Report 2021/2022
  • Grants Report
  • Action Summary – Council Decisions

Local Environmental Plan Optional Clause 5.22 – Special Flood Considerations

Council resolved to advise the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment that it would like to ‘opt in’ to optional clause 5.22 of the Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Order 2006. Under clause 18 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, Council will exhibit the proposed amendments to the Flood Prone Land Development Control Plan Chapter for a period of 28 days.

Council will receive a further report following the public exhibition of the Flood Prone Land Development Control Plan Chapter.

Amendments to the Local Strategic Planning Statements

Council endorsed the proposed amendments to the local strategic planning policy and put the draft local strategic planning policy on exhibition for community input. Council also advise the Department of Planning Industry and Environment of the Proposed Amendments.

Planning Proposal Laggan Lane Estate 297 Peelwood Rd Laggan

Council resolved that the matter be left on the table for Councillors to attend a workshop.

Integrated Planning and Reporting

Council resolved to place on public exhibition the Draft Upper Lachlan Community Strategic Plan Towards 2042. The public exhibition period for the Draft Upper Lachlan Community Strategic Plan Towards 2042 is 21 February to 30 April 2022 inclusive, with the plan available for inspection on Council’s website, link to Council’s Facebook Page, available to view at the three Council Administration Offices at Crookwell, Taralga and Gunning, and at the Crookwell and Gunning Libraries.

Council, in accordance with the Integrated Planning and Reporting Guidelines, and requirements of Section 402A, of the Local Government Act 1993, accepted the Community Engagement Report.

Delivery Program Bi-Annual Review 2021-2022

Council adopted the Delivery Program Review for the six month period ended 31 December 2021.

Quarterly Budget Review Statements – 2nd Quarter 2021/2022

Council endorsed the 2nd Quarter Budget Review Statements for 2021/2022, as at 31 December 2021, including revotes of income and expenditure to the Operational Plan. Council also endorsed the Operational Plan Performance Summary Report.

Disclosure of Interest Returns by Councillors under Code of Conduct

Council noted the tabling of the Disclosure of Interests Returns by Councillors and receives the report as information.

Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2022 and Voting Delegate

The Mayor and General Manager will attend the Annual Conference of Local Government NSW for 2022. The Mayor is nominated as the Council’s voting delegate.

NSW Planning Portal Committee Nomination

Council delegated Councillor Paul Culhane, Mayor Pam Kensit and the Upper Lachlan Shire Council’s Director of Environment and Planning as the Southern Regional Planning Panel committee representatives and delegates up until the end of term in September 2023.

Reports from Committees for the Month of February 2022

  • Potato Festival Committee – AGM Minutes and Resignations.
  • Breadalbane Hall Committee – Minutes – 26 November 2021.
  • Gunning Arts Festival – Minutes from Annual General Meeting – 28 November 2021
  • Tuena Hall Committee – Minutes – Annual General Meeting – 12 January 2022.

Waste Transfer Station

Council staff to prepare a report reviewing the opening times of all Upper Lachlan Shire Council waste transfer stations in the shire to make sure they are open at times that are convenient for the ratepayers and provide a substitute day should their tip day fall on a public holiday.

Resilience Training and Support

Council resolved that Upper Lachlan Shire Council staff continue to be provided with resilience training and support.

Acknowledgement of former Councillor John Stafford

Council acknowledged and thanked former Mayor and Councillor John Stafford for his significant contribution during the past term of Council.

Support for Progress Associations

Council resolved that either Councillor Culhane or other delegated Councillor meet on an agreed regular basis with the Taralga Progress Association or other local representative body to ensure Taralga residents have a direct line of communication with ULSC councillors on localised issues as they have always have done in the past.

Change of Meeting Time

Council resolved that Ordinary Council meetings be held on the third Thursday of the month, commencing at 1.30pm.

Procurement of new grader

Council resolved to purchase one John Deere 670GP for the sum of $440,000 EX GST from RDO Equipment and sell existing grader through auction providing best value for money.

Proposed Crown Road (Graywood Siding Road, Woodhouselee) Transfer to a Council Public Road

Council approved the transfer of Crown Road, Graywood Siding Road, to a Council Public Road for the construction and operation of Crookwell 3 Wind Farm.

Global Power Generation Australia is to meet the full cost of constructing the Public Road to Council’s requirements in accordance with the Deed of Agreement. Global Power Generation Australia is to meet the full cost of maintaining the Public Road to Council’s requirements for 30 years or the lifespan of the windfarm, whichever is the longest and is in accordance with the Deed of Agreement.

Council delegated General Manager to negotiate with Global Power Generation Australia to extend the works on Woodhouselee Road with the intent to include in the Deed of Agreement.

Proposed Crown Road (Jarvis Street, Binda) Transfer to a Council Public Road

Council deferred the matter.

The Meeting closed at 12:13 PM. Next meeting to be held on 17 March, 2022.