Purpose of Report
To Inform Council and community of activities and to provide the community at large with information that is important and noteworthy.
What’s been happening……
In early November the work at the jetty needed to be redone after three of the new grates were dislodged preventing commuters from disembarking / boarding the ferry. Luckily it was a Sunday but several RPT ferry runs needed to be cancelled. Council immediately wrote to the Chief Executive of the Department of Infrastructure requesting an urgent review of the materials and the workmanship associated with the jetty work.
Unfortunately, it happened again on Christmas morning. Another couple of the non-metallic grates were again dislodged preventing the use of the walkway. This situation was most inconvenient for everyone as there were already reduced services for Christmas day and celebrations scheduled for both sides of the harbour were impacted. This affected many residents and intended visitors to Cox peninsula. We again immediately wrote to the Chief Executive of the Department of Infrastructure. We are still awaiting a reply.
There has been not a lot of response to the publication of the proposed dog by-laws. Council will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposals in more detail. Specific matters regarding the numbers of dogs will be one of the key issues.
I recently met with NTES and they have recommended that the Recovery Committee’s project to establish the UHF CB Repeater at Wagait Beach should be nominated for a Community Resilience Award during 2018. This nomination will highlight the benefits to the community in both Emergency situations and during non-emergency times. They hope that the project might be an inspiration and maybe copied by other local governments at other locations throughout the NT.
Where have I been ….
21st November Ordinary Council meeting
22nd November Wagait Shire Recovery Committee
24th November TOPROC Meeting
29th November LGANT Executive meeting
6th December ABC Radio Interview – Grass Roots
9th December NTES Briefing
11th December LGANT – CEO probation review
13th December LGANT Executive meeting
Upcoming Meetings and Events
16th January Ordinary Council Meeting
26th January Australia Day
7th February LGANT Strategic Planning Workshop
20th February AICD – Training workshop
20th February Ordinary Council meeting
21st February Emergency recovery committee
23rd February TOPROC Meeting