TUESDAY 17 MAY 2017
The half yearly community meeting was held tonight at 6.00pm in the Community Centre and was attended by 6 members from the community as well as the incoming CEO, Mark Sidey. Topics discussed were green waste, rates, levy, maintenance of the Milady Bomber site, senior’s day and the RUA. The CEO informed the group that:
- Quarterly hard waste collections will continue and dates for the next 12 months of collections provided with the rates notice;
- A trial of large skip bins at Cloppenburg Park for green waste will start before the end of this financial year;
- There will not be any increase in the waste management levy;
- A proposed increase of 2% in rates has been put out for public comment with the 2017-18 Shire Plan (the draft Shire Plan is available on the website, can be mailed electronically or a hard copy can be viewed in the council office, comments will be accepted until 1 June.
- The Milady Bomber site has been recognised as a significant site in Australia’s history as part of the Kenbi Land Claim settlement but an access road to the site has not been excised. This concern and a lack of Commonwealth funding to maintain the area is the reason council have not carried out ground maintenance after the wet.
- The Department of Land, Planning and Environment have not sought to renew or call for tenders for a weeds management contract for the RUA, the last contract expired November 2016.
- A grant application for a Senior’s Day event has been submitted.
The CEO was informed about a large pot hole that has developed over the wet season at the entrance of the Erickson Cres beach access and also the cracked concrete cover next to the footpath in front of the office.