Gosford City Council Meeting Notes – 22 September 2015 #Gosford #CentralCoast

22 September 2015

Gosford City Council Meeting

Gosford City Council Meeting Notes - 22 September 2015 #Gosford #CentralCoast Coast Times NewsMedia Matters

 

At Tuesday night’s council meeting, there were some decisions made that will be of interest to the community:

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Items discussed: 7

Resolutions made: 20

GOV.120 SUPPORT FOR REZONING ON OCEAN BEACH ROAD, UMINA BEACH

Council has supported a planning proposal to rezone two lots of land on the corner of Ocean Beach Road and Ryans Road in Umina Beach from low density residential to business development.

The rezoning will potentially allow the existing service station on the adjoining business development zoned land to be redeveloped and expanded.

Amongst other things, the rezoning will provide a land use not available within existing centres on The Peninsula due to land size and access requirements as well as allow a possible redeveloped service station to meet current day requirements.

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Resolved as per Council agenda.

NM.10 BETTER SIGNAGE TO TACKLE ILLEGAL CAMPING

Council will amend existing signage to make sure it effectively prohibits camping and staying overnight in areas of the Gosford City region where open space is not designated for this use.

Camping in areas that are not designated for this purpose or equipped with adequate facilities pose public health and safety risks.

Illegal camping at sites adjacent to residential areas also poses a number of issues for adjoining land users including noise, litter and impacts from inadequate toilet facilities.

This resolution does not affect incidents that fall under the NSW Protocol for Homeless People in Public Places.

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Moved by Ward / Burke.

CEO.19 OCTOBER COUNCIL MEETING CANCELLED

Due to a lack of a quorum, the Ordinary Gosford City Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday 13 October 2015 will be cancelled.

Seven Gosford City Councillors will be attending the 2015 Local Government NSW Annual Conference in Sydney from 11 October until 13 October 2015.

The conference is the pre-eminent event of the local government year where local councillors from the 152 New South Wales councils come together to share ideas and debate issues that shape local government.

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Resolved as per Council agenda.

CON.29 MORE CCTV CAMERAS FOR THE GOSFORD CBD

Council accepted a tender for the upgrade of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in the Gosford CBD.

The Gosford CBD CCTV camera upgrade works will see almost $300,000 invested to replace and upgrade 15 existing cameras as well as install five new cameras.

Council has received $680,000 in grant funding under the Federal Government’s Safer Streets Programme to upgrade CCTV systems and install new cameras in Kincumber, Kariong, Gosford CBD, Woy Woy, Umina Beach and Ettalong Beach.

Work has been completed to install CCTV cameras at the Kincumber pedestrian underpass and work has started to install CCTV cameras at the two shopping centres and skate park in Kariong.

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Resolved as per Council agenda.

GRO.27 TENDER FOR DRAINAGE WORKS AT SPORTSGROUNDS IN WOY WOY AND EAST GOSFORD

Council accepted a tender for the installation of sand link drainage systems and other associated works at James Browne Oval in Woy Woy and Hylton Moore Oval in East Gosford.

The installation of a sand link drainage system will help improve the existing drainage at both sites and help the fields recover faster from periods of wet weather. The existing irrigation systems at each oval will also be replaced.

Work is expected to commence in November 2015 and the Central Coast Football Association has provided $135,000 in partnership funds towards the drainage installation costs.

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Resolved as per Council agenda.

GRO.28 COUNCIL LEASES LAND TO HELP HOMELESSNESS ON THE CENTRAL COAST

Council approved the leasing of two sites at no cost to a local not-for-profit organisation – Tiny Homes Foundation – as part of an effort to help tackle homelessness on the Central Coast.

Land located on Racecourse Road at Gosford and Nareena Road in Umina will be leased as part of a two-year pilot program with the Tiny Homes Foundation.

The pilot program aims to provide alternative housing for those experiencing homelessness and will include the construction of up to six ‘Tiny’ homes and a communal space offering amenities and meeting facilities.

According to 2014 figures from NSW Family and Community Services, there are around 1000 homeless people on the Central Coast and a further 900 at risk of being homeless.

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Moved by Ward / Doyle.

GRO.29 INCOMING SPONSORSHIP POLICY ADOPTED

Council adopted its Incoming Sponsorship Policy following a period of public exhibition.

The policy outlines the guidelines for seeking, receiving, negotiating and securing sponsorship agreements including the types of organisations or industries that Council is permitted to partner with.

It is aligned with Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) guidelines and provides a framework that offers maximum transparency in accordance with public accountability.

Council introduced the policy to ensure its image, integrity, values and objectives are protected as part of any sponsorship agreement.

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Resolved as per Council agenda.

SF.16 SUSTAINABLE FUNDING FOR FIVE LANDS WALK TO BE LOOKED AT

Council requested the Chief Executive Officer to hold discussions with the Five Lands Walk Incorporation with the view of creating a pathway to sustainable funding for the event.

The total overall in kind support Council continues to provide for the Five Lands Walk event was also recognised. The total in kind support from Council staff towards the annual event in 2014/2015 was worth over $32,000 – a level of in kind support that is not provided to any other community event.

Council has also invested almost $190,000 to improve Five Lands Walk related infrastructure over the last two years.

Council will also continue to support the Five Lands Walk Incorporation in their applications for state and federal funding.

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Moved by Morris / Bocking.

 

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