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					COUNCIL MINUTES
SPECIAL MEETING




 ST HELENS COUNCIL CHAMBERS

    MONDAY, 6 AUGUST, 2007
SPECIAL MINUTES COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY, 6 AUGUST, 2007


                                             TABLE OF CONTENTS
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1.0         ATTENDANCE ................................................................................................................ 1
2.0         PUBLIC QUESTION TIME ........................................................................................... 1
8.0         NOTICES OF MOTION ................................................................................................. 2
   8.1      MOTION – CLR D CLEMENT – MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING ON
            RESIDENTIAL USE WITHIN NATURAL RESOURCES ZONE...........................2
12.0        CORPORATE SERVICES.............................................................................................. 2
  12.1      ALTERATION TO SCHEDULE FEES AND CHARGES 2007 - 2008...................2
15.0        DEVELOPMENT SERVICES........................................................................................ 3
   15.1     RESIDENTIAL USE WITHIN NATURAL RESOURCES ZONE...........................3




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Mayor Legge declared the meeting open at 3.00pm.


1.0           ATTENDANCE
              Mayor Robert Legge
              Deputy Mayor M Osborne OAM
              Councillor V Cato
              Councillor D Clement
              Councillor H Holder
              Councillor J McGiveron
              Councillor R Harper
              Councillor J Lefevre


              APOLOGIES
              Councillor J Warren


              LEAVE OF ABSENCE


              STAFF IN ATTENDANCE
              General Manager
              Manager Development Services
              Town Planner
              Executive Assistant



2.0           PUBLIC QUESTION TIME
              17 People in the gallery.

              Mervyn Clark

              Spoke on behalf of a number of residents that due to short notice and lack of
              consultation were unable to attend.

              He requested that they have more time to consult with Council on clean water, air
              and sustainability.

              Reply

              The Mayor replied that if his questions and concerns were not answered during
              the meeting he would reply to his concerns after the meeting.

              Tania Greenwood
              Elephant Pass Road, St Marys




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              Requested clarification on points 3 and 5 of the discussions notes provided by
              Tony Walker.

              Reply

              The Mayor replied that if clarification was not received during the meeting he
              would reply to her concerns after the meeting.

8.0           NOTICES OF MOTION
8.1           MOTION – CLR D CLEMENT – MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING ON
              RESIDENTIAL USE WITHIN NATURAL RESOURCES ZONE

               MOTION

                That a printed transcript of the proceedings of this meeting in its entirety be
                prepared from the recording of the meeting and included as an APPENDIX to
                the minutes of this meeting.

              COUNCIL DECISION

              Motion Withdrawn


12.0          CORPORATE SERVICES
12.1          ALTERATION TO SCHEDULE FEES AND CHARGES 2007 - 2008

              RECOMMENDATION

              That the $2.00 Domestic Waste Fee in the Schedule of Fees and Charges for 2007
              – 2008 be removed.

              COUNCIL DECISION

187/2007 Moved Clr H Holder / Seconded Clr J Lefevre that the recommendation be
         approved.

              An Amendment was moved:

              That item 12.1 be deferred for discussion to Council’s ordinary meeting on 13th
              August, as it is contrary to Council’s decision expressed in motion 120-2007 that
              this Special Meeting of Council be called solely for the purposes of reviewing the
              provisions of the Planning Scheme in respect of residential use and development
              within the Natural Resources Zone.

              The Amendment was put:
              Moved Clr D Clement / Seconded Clr R Harper that the amended motion be
              approved.

               FOR                   Clr D Clement, Clr R Harper
               AGAINST               Clr J McGiveron, Clr J Lefevre, Clr H Holder, Clr M

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                           Osborne, Clr V Cato, Clr R Legge
               The Amendment was LOST

              The Motion was then put:

               FOR          Clr J McGiveron, Clr J Lefevre, Clr H Holder, Clr M
                            Osborne, Clr V Cato, Clr R Legge
               AGAINST      Clr D Clement, Clr R Harper
               Motion CARRIED


15.0          DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
15.1          RESIDENTIAL USE WITHIN NATURAL RESOURCES ZONE

              RECOMMENDATION

              That Council consider the submissions in relation to Residential Use within
              Natural Resources Zone as appended to the report.

              COUNCIL DECISION

              That Council adopt the 4 recommendations

              1. Council does not consider any amendments until such time as the current
                 review of the State Policy on the Protection of Agricultural Land is
                 completed;
              2. Break O’Day Council contact Councils in the region with similar concerns
                 with the view of meeting and determining if there are any common grounds
                 and if there are benefits of joining forces to consider a solution or a joint
                 approach to the State Government; and
              3. Council consider the possibility of a policy to list factors acceptable to define a
                 lot created for residential purposes as required in Issue 7 of Table 10.1.
              4. Council support the establishment of a new zone based on rural living concept.

188/2007 Moved Clr H Holder / Seconded Clr V Cato that the recommendation be
         approved.

               FOR
               AGAINST
               Motion CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


Mayor Legge thanked everyone for their attendance and declared the meeting closed at
4.17pm.



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R LEGGE

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