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      of the
 Ordinary Meeting
       Held
   19 May 2008
                                       The Prayer

            We humbly beseech Thee to vouchsafe Thy blessings on this Council.
               Direct and prosper our deliberations to the glory and welfare
                   of the people of this Shire and throughout our country.
                                             Amen




                           The Council’s Charter
A council has the following charter:
-      to provide directly or on behalf of other levels of government after due consultation,
       adequate, equitable and appropriate services and facilities for the community and
       to ensure that those services and facilities are managed efficiently and effectively
-      to exercise community leadership
-      to exercise its functions in a manner that is consistent with and actively promotes the
       principles of cultural diversity
-      to promote and to provide and plan for the needs of children
-      to properly manage, develop, protect, restore, enhance and conserve the
       environment of the area for which it is responsible, in a manner that is consistent with
       and promotes the principles of ecologically sustainable development
-      to have regard to the long term and cumulative effects of its decisions
-      to bear in mind that it is the custodian and trustee of public assets and to effectively
       account for and manage the assets for which it is responsible
-      to facilitate the involvement of councillors, members of the public, users of facilities
       and services and council staff in the development, improvement and co-ordination
       of local government
-      to raise funds for local purposes by the fair imposition of rates, charges and fees, by
       income earned from investments and, when appropriate, by borrowings and grants
-      to keep the local community and the State government (and through it, the wider
       community) informed about its activities
-      to ensure that, in the exercise of its regulatory functions, it acts consistently and
       without bias, particularly where an activity of the council is affected
-      to be a responsible employer.

       (Section 8(1) Local Government Act, 1993)
                                         Lockhart Shire Council
                                    Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

                                       Mayoral Minute
1.    CIVIC RECEPTION FOR INTERNATIONAL VISITORS TO LOCKHART AS PART OF
      WORLD YOUTH DAY 2008                                      (C35-005)
      Advice has been received from the Catholic Diocese of Wagga Wagga that, during July this
      year, the Diocese is taking part in the World Youth Day 2008 program called “Days in the
      Diocese”. This is basically a hospitality program where young people are invited from all over
      the world to come to a local area and stay for a few days prior to the international event in
      Sydney.
      On 10-14 July 2008 the Diocese is hosting around 20-30 international pilgrims in Lockhart Shire
      area.
      It is advised that during their stay, they will be visiting local sites of interest, on tours organised
      by Lockhart residents and, as it will be the first visit of many of these pilgrims to Australia, let
      alone Lockhart, the Diocese requests Council hold an Official Civic Welcome for these visitors
      when they are in Lockhart.
      Accordingly, the Catholic Diocese of Wagga Wagga invites Council to hold a Civic Reception
      for the international pilgrims on Friday, 11 July 2008 at around 2pm.
      It is pleasing that Lockhart Shire area will be receiving pilgrims from overseas as part of World
      Youth Day 2008 and it is believed appropriate that a Civic Reception for those persons staying
      in Lockhart be conducted.
      Recommendation: That the Mayor be authorised to arrange a Civic Reception for pilgrims in
      Lockhart as part of the World Youth Day 2008 celebrations, to be held on Friday, 11 July 2008
      at 2pm.

2.    NSW GOVERNMENT - PROPOSED PLANNING CHANGES                                                  (S20-020)
      Background
      In October last year the NSW State Government announced its intention to implement a
      revised Development Infrastructure Contributions Framework, which would reduce the amount
      of funds councils could collect from developers to help build essential local facilities such as
      playgrounds, childcare facilities and community centres. The revised framework would also
      see the State Government:
      •     Limit the types of infrastructure councils could collect levies for, and;
      •     Take control of the developer levies from growth centre councils, and other councils on a
            case by case basis.
      In response to strong objections from the LGSA, councils and the community, the government
      has made some concessions in relation to the funding of community infrastructure and has
      advised that it would only take control of the funds from the six growth centre councils.
      Despite this, the amount that can be collected from development levies will still be reduced and
      the range of facilities to which the funds will be applied will be more restricted. Further,
      councils will no longer have the option to levy s94 contributions in established areas but will
      have to resort to the more limited contributions under 94A.
      Developers have been lobbying for the revised framework for some time, which if implemented
      will significantly benefit them through the opportunity for increased profit.
      Separately to this, in November last year, the Government released its Discussion Paper on the
      Planning Reform Agenda, which outlined 90 recommended changes to the NSW Planning
      system.
      The paper was put on exhibition over the Christmas/New Year break, which limited the
      opportunity for response.
      Even though 538 submissions were received, Department of Planning officials were given just
      a week to consider them before the draft legislation was finalised.

This is page 1 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of the Lockhart Shire Council
held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart – 19 May 2008.


                                                                           _________________________
                                                                                 CHAIRPERSON
                                       Lockhart Shire Council
                                  Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

      Local Government, in its submission, raised a number of concerns with the changes, including:
            An expanded role for private companies (private certifiers);
            The implementation of various Panels and arbitrators, controlled by the Minister for
            Planning, to make local planning decisions; and
            The expansion of exempt and complying development, which would remove the
            communities’ right to have a say over much of the development in their neighbourhood.
      These views were shared by many other industry and community bodies.
      The Draft Exposure Bills were released on 3 April 2008 and, despite the wide ranging concerns
      expressed by councils, the community and other stakeholders, were not amended to reflect the
      concerns of relevant stakeholders. The strongly opposed revised developer levies framework
      was also included in the bills.
      The laws will:
      •     Add more layers of red tape and cost ratepayer’s millions of dollars to implement;
      •     Take decisions away from local communities; and
      •     Impact on councils’ ability to provide crucial services.
      Yet the Government has only exhibited the draft laws for three weeks before it intends to pass
      them.
      Many of the laws will benefit private companies and developers.
      As a result there are questions over the motivation for the Government’s changes to the NSW
      planning system, which are being rushed through and with disregard to the views of
      communities, councils and other stakeholders - who will have to live with the implications of the
      changes.
      Recommendation: that, given many of the State Government’s proposed changes to planning
      outlined in the Draft Exposure Bills released on 3 April, will have far reaching implications for
      local communities; the views of relevant stakeholders have been ignored; and that private
      companies and developers stand to significantly benefit from the new laws, Lockhart Shire
      Council calls for:
      a)    a freeze on the implementation of the State Government’s Draft Exposure Bills (Planning
            Changes); and
      b)    a Parliamentary Inquiry into the NSW State Government’s Draft Exposure Bills (Planning
            Changes.


                                  Committee Reports
1.    MINUTES OF THE NEW OFFICE COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY,
      2 APRIL 2008 COMMENCING AT 4.15PM.                           (C80-020)
      Present:     Cr J.A. Gooden, the General Manager, Manager of Corporate Services, Manager
                   of Technical Services and the Manager of Environmental Services
      Apologies: Nil.
      1.    Discussion centred on general considerations of the issue of a new building for Council’s
            administration.
      2.    It was considered likely that the site would be at or in the immediate vicinity of the
            existing building. The value and development potential of the Council’s land adjacent to
            the creek and former saleyards may exclude its use for a new office.
      3.    The CWA land offers some potential and the Manager Environmental Services is to write
            to the owners of the land to explore this option.
      The meeting concluded at 5.10pm.
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                                                                        _________________________
                                                                              CHAIRPERSON
                                      Lockhart Shire Council
                                 Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

      Date of Next Meeting to be advised.
      Recommendation: That the information be noted.

2.    MINUTES OF THE LOCKHART MEMORIAL HALL INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE
      MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 30 APRIL 2008 AT 4.30PM            (H05-005)
      Present:    The Mayor, Cr Bruce Day; Mr Bert Matthews, Mrs Shirley Morgan, Mrs Lorraine
                  Thompson and Mr Chris Gallagher.
      Apologies: Apologies were received and accepted from Cr Peter Yates, Mr Phil Bouffler and
                 Mr Linwood Alexander.
      Minutes:    The Minutes of the previous Committee meeting held on 8 February 2008 were
                  confirmed.
      1.    Management of the Existing Lockhart Memorial Hall
            In accordance with a request at the last meeting, Mr Bert Matthews advised that he had
            held discussions with some members of the community regarding the formation of a
            management committee for the hall as a fundraising committee only at this stage and
            Mr Matthews advised that these discussions had been held.
            Mr Matthews advised that the interested community members requested the following
            information:
            i)    That Lockhart Shire Council assess the condition of the Lockhart Memorial Hall in
                  order to make a list of requirements to bring the hall up to community hall
                  standards.
            ii)   To comply a list of improvements for the hall that will bring it to a standard that
                  makes the hall attractive to prospective users, with a view to prioritising those
                  improvements.
            The General Manager advised the meeting that with respect to item i) above, the hall is
            at a standard at which it can be used for community activities and has the necessary
            requirements to be used as a place of public entertainment.
            With regard to ii) above, the meeting was advised that Council does have a list of
            improvements for the hall and this will be made available to Mr Matthews for his
            committee’s consideration.
            It was AGREED that the General Manager provide the list of improvements for the hall to
            Mr Matthews.
      2.    Date of next meeting
            It was AGREED that the date of the next meeting would be Wednesday, 28 May 2008 at
            4.30pm in the Council Chambers.
            The meeting rose at 5.15pm.
      Recommendation: that the Committee Report be received and the recommendations be
      adopted.

3.    MINUTES OF THE NEW OFFICE COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY
      7 MAY 2008 COMMENCING AT 4.30PM
                                                                                          (C80-020)
      Present:    General Manager, Manager Corporate Services, Manager Technical Services,
                  Manager Environmental Services.
      Apologies: Cr J A Gooden
      Confirmation of Minutes: Minutes of the meeting held on 2 April 2008 were confirmed.




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                                                                     _________________________
                                                                           CHAIRPERSON
                                       Lockhart Shire Council
                                  Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

      Business Arising:
      Letters were sent to the two (2) CWA Groups active in Lockhart, and representatives attended
      a meeting with Council staff on 29 April 2008. The option of selling the CWA property to
      Council was favourably received but was to be considered by both CWA groups at their next
      meeting. One (1) letter was received on 5 May 2008 from the CWA Evening Branch supporting
      the sale of the CWA property should this option ultimately be supported by Council. A letter
      from the CWA Day Branch is anticipated very soon.
      New Business:
      Based on the favourable response received thus far, Council will write to the CWA head office
      with a copy of the Evening Branch’s letter, and seeking their comments regarding a possible
      sale, the process to be followed and the cost of the property should Council resolve to proceed
      in this direction.
      Date of next meeting: to be advised.
      The meeting concluded at 5.17pm.
      Recommendation: That the actions of the Committee be confirmed.

     Responses to Questions & Statements – 21 April 2008
1.    YERONG CREEK RECREATION GROUND SIGNAGE                                          (MTS/R40-075)
      Cr Yates inquired if a larger sign could be placed at the Olympic Highway to provide directions
      for travellers staying at the Recreation ground.
      Response – Manager Technical Services
      The RTA were approached about the signage but they confirmed that an ‘S8’ sign, which is the
      small sign that is already present is the only sign that they will allow on the Olympic Highway.

2.    TREE PRESERVATION ORDER - PLEASANT HILLS                                        (MES/T35-005)
      Cr Campbell enquired if it was possible to introduce a Tree Preservation Order at Pleasant
      Hills.
      Response - Manager Environmental Services
      A report is included in this Business Paper for Council’s consideration.

3.    9 JOHN STREET, THE ROCK                                                         (MES/B25-025)
      Cr Paterson provided a letter concerning a possibly unsafe, and unsightly structure at 9 John
      Street, The Rock.
      Response - Manager Environmental Services
      A confidential report on this matter is included in this Business Paper for Council’s
      consideration.
Recommendation: That the information be noted.

                            Technical Services Matters
1.    PARKS & GARDENS REPORT                                                          (MTS/P10-005)
      Mowing and Slashing
      Growth rates have slowed down requiring less frequent mowing and this has allowed for other
      maintenance activities to take place.




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held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart – 19 May 2008.


                                                                        _________________________
                                                                              CHAIRPERSON
                                      Lockhart Shire Council
                                 Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Technical Matters (cont’d)
      General maintenance
      All BBQ areas and parks including Galore Hill have been cleaned and maintained twice a week.
      The bird aviary is maintained on a weekly basis and an audit of birds has taken place and
      licence renewal applied for.
      Tree maintenance
      April has been a busy month pruning peppercorns and other street trees. This work will
      continue into May. All dead trees have been removed and will be replaced in the lead up to
      spring.
      Recreation Grounds
      Lockhart, Osborne and The Rock recreation grounds are maintained on a regular basis in
      preparation for home games.
      Walter Day Park
      Additional grasses, ground cover and small shrubs have been planted in various locations in
      Walter Day Park to enhance the understory and provide some colour in the garden beds.
      Coronation Park
      A new fence has been erected at Coronation Park along with new plantings and irrigation in
      garden beds that were cleared for the fence to be erected.
      Recommendation: That the information be noted.

2.    NOXIOUS WEEDS REPORT                                                           (MTS/N10-015)
      Property Inspections
      During the month of April a total of 13 property inspections were conducted. Follow-up
      inspections occurred for Bathurst Burr control. General inspections targeted Bathurst Burr.
      Five properties appeared to be free of noxious weeds. Other properties had good control
      programs in place.
           No. 1st        No. Re-         No.2nd        No. Sect          No.3rd       No. Section
        Inspections     inspections    Inspections    18A’s issued     Inspections     18’s issued
                          required
             7               2              4               0                               0
      Spray Program
      The Spray operator has been busy spraying and chipping Bathurst Burrs on roadsides.
      During April Council’s spray operator has controlled Prairie Ground Cherry and Horehound at
      Lockhart Showgrounds.
      Pepper Corn trees around roads in The Galore Hill area have been cut and painted with
      roundup.
      Shoulder spraying has occurred on Lockhart-Narrandera Road and Boree Creek Rd as follow
      up after slashing to control new growth.
      Grant Application
      During April Council’s Noxious Weeds Inspector prepared a Noxious Weeds Grant Application
      for Weed Control Coordination for2008/2009. This grant helps fund Council’s Noxious Weeds
      Inspector position, allowing adequate inspections of both Public and private land. This funding
      is also spent on publicity, training, weed management planning and maintaining records of
      Noxious Weeds including distribution and abundance.
      Recommendation: that the information be noted.




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held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart – 19 May 2008.


                                                                     _________________________
                                                                           CHAIRPERSON
                                       Lockhart Shire Council
                                  Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Technical Matters (cont’d)
3.    WORKS REPORT                                                                     (MTS/T10-005)
      Work has continued on The Rock main street project. The underground drainage is very near
      completion, additional kerb and guttering has been poured and more prepared. Quotes have
      been received for paving and work should commence shortly. The paving crews will follow the
      kerb and gutter work with the northern side to be completed first.
      The work on the Yerong Creek rail crossing has continued. The widening of shoulders which
      will allow the realignment of the road is now occurring. Work on the western side of the
      Highway should be completed in the next few weeks. The drainage work on the eastern side of
      the Highway will not be commenced in the short term.
      The construction of the school crossing at The Rock is commencing 19 May 2008. The work
      should be completed within the week.
      Shoulder widening has continued on the Wagga Road. There is still several weeks of work
      required to complete the 3.71 km segment.
      Substantial storm damage has been repaired on Krauses and Maffra Lanes. Maintenance
      grading has been completed on Henderson Lane and Tootool – Mittagong Road.
      Recommendation: that the information be noted.

                    Health, Building & Planning Matters
4.    DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS                                                         (MES/P25-010)
      The following development applications were approved with conditions from 11 April to
      8 May 2008:
      DA 47/08     New Verandah – “Glenwarren”, Watson Street, The Rock (Lot 20 DP754554)
                   B & S Jones
      DA 50/08    New Dwelling – Lot 5, Piper Street, The Rock (Lot 5 DP87262)
                  R Martin
      DA 51/08     Transportable Kitchenette & Toilet – Rand Street, Pleasant Hills (Lot 3 DP515164)
                   St John’s Lutheran Church
      DA 52/08     New Shed – 65 Brookong Street, Lockhart (Lot B DP332204)
                   M McPherson
      DA 53/08     New Garage – 44 Ferrier Street, Lockhart (Lot C DP320065)
                   W Wiggins
      Recommendation: that the information be noted.

5.    PROPOSED TREE PRESERVATION ORDER - PLEASANT HILLS                                (MES/T35-005)
      At the April 2008 Ordinary Council Meeting a question was raised regarding the possibility of a
      Tree Preservation Order (TPO) at Pleasant Hills.
      The Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, sets out the requirements for the
      preservation of trees in Part IV of the Model Provisions. In effect the following are the salient
      points to note:
      a)    The “Tree Preservation Order” (TPO) may be made by resolution of Council with
            considerable flexibility as to the content of the TPO. By resolution it may also rescind or
            vary the order.
      b)    The TPO may prohibit specified acts (ring-barking, felling, lopping, damaging, etc.)
            except with Council’s consent. Council’s consent may be issued subject to such
            conditions as Council thinks fit.



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                                                                       _________________________
                                                                             CHAIRPERSON
                                       Lockhart Shire Council
                                  Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Health, Building & Planning Matters (cont’d)
      c)    The TPO may be applied to all trees or specified varieties, on land described particularly
            or generally. In other words, a TPO could be applied to a specific geographic area of
            land.
      d)    Upon making a TPO, the details must be published in the Gazette and in a newspaper
            circulating in the area. (It would of course be prudent to have gauged the level of public
            support for such an order early in the process, and to have taken account of all
            comments received.)
      e)    Anyone who contravenes a TPO is guilty of an offence. Applying formal penalties is not
            simple under the legislation and each case would need to be handled on its merits.
      f)    It would be a simpler process if such a TPO were to be confined to a “specific geographic
            area”, such as the area zoned 2(t) - Township under the current Lockhart LEP.
      Many councils have their TPO as part of their local environmental plan, and it may well be
      beneficial to incorporate a TPO into the new, revised Lockhart LEP. In the short-term the
      establishment of a TPO in Pleasant Hills could proceed. It would be essential however, to
      consult with the Pleasant Hills community as a first step.
      Recommendation: that
      a)    Letters be sent to all ratepayers within the Pleasant Hills 2(t) - Township Zone, with
            details of the proposal and inviting their written comments; and
      b)    A further report be prepared for Council on the outcome of the public consultation.

6.    LIQUOR LAW REFORMS                                                               (MES/H10-005)
      The NSW Government has recently announced that wide-ranging reforms of the Liquor Laws
      and regulatory framework will be introduced on 1 July 2008. A briefing session was held in
      Wagga Wagga on 7 May 2008, attended by the Manager of Environmental Services.
      In essence, the thrust of the reforms is to remove the regulation of liquor and liquor premises
      from the courts to an administrative process. The current decision-making bodies, the
      Licencing Court and the Liquor Administration Board, cease to operate on 30 June 2008, with
      the replacement body, the Casino, Liquor and Gaming Control Authority, beginning on 1 July
      2008. Consideration of the impact on the community is the paramount issue and consultation
      with the NSW Police and local authorities (councils) is a significant feature of the new
      legislation.
      The determination of applications by the new authority will be subject to checking against a new
      data set, which will list the geographical location of assault rates, hospital admissions, etc,
      which may be attributable to problem venues.
      The consultation with councils will also apply to applications for extensions of opening hours,
      and the new system relies on the development application process to a greater extent than
      before. The new application procedures rely to a very great extent on the impact on the public
      and not on any economic consideration.
      Recommendation: That the information be noted.

7.    COUNCIL OFFICE ACCOMMODATION - LOCKHART                                          (MES/C80-020)
      Members will recall that at its Ordinary Meeting held on 18 February 2008 Council resolved,
      among other things, to establish a small working party to consider the development and design
      of new Council offices. Accordingly, a committee comprised of Cr J. A. Gooden, the General
      Manager and the Managers of Corporate Services, Technical Services and Environmental
      Services was established and met for the first time on 2 April 2008.
      At this first meeting one of the issues raised, being an assessment of suitable sites for a new
      building resulted in consideration of the current CWA property for this purpose. While it is still
      “early days” there were a number of compelling reasons for this:

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                                                                       _________________________
                                                                             CHAIRPERSON
                                        Lockhart Shire Council
                                   Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Health, Building & Planning Matters (cont’d)
      i)     Should Council include a Chambers of its own in the new building, then a primary use of
             the CWA property will have been removed. This may well have a significant impact on
             the viability of the CWA in Lockhart and its ability to ultimately maintain its property
             independent of Council.
      ii)    the use of the CWA property would mean that:
             a)    discussion on the future of the Memorial Hall could be left for ultimate resolution
                   “on another day”, that is, independently from the issue of a new office; and
             b)    the existing office could remain in use until a new building, erected on the CWA
                   land after the demolition of the existing structure, was complete. The site of the
                   existing office would then be available for redevelopment should Council wish to
                   proceed in that direction.
      iii)   the CWA land itself is of more generous proportions that the existing office site, having a
             double allotment with a frontage of some 31m compared with some 20m for the existing
             office.
      The minutes of meetings of the New Office Committee held on 2 April 2008 and 7 May 2008
      are included in this Business Paper for the information of Council. Further reports on this
      matter will be prepared for consideration by Council as appropriate.
      Recommendation: that the information be noted.




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held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart – 19 May 2008.


                                                                        _________________________
                                                                              CHAIRPERSON
                                              Lockhart Shire Council
                                         Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

                      Finance and Administration Matters
8.    STATEMENT OF FUNDS                                                                              (MCS/F10-010)
      The reconciled position of funds held in Council’s bank accounts and on investment as at
      30 April 2008 is shown below for the information of members.
      All investments shown have been made in accordance with Section 625 of the Local
      Government Act 1993, and the regulations.
      Statement of Funds as at:                                              30 April 2008

      Combined Bank Accounts:                                                                                   $

      Bank Balance as at:                                                   31 March 2008                    170,948.49
      Plus: Receipts to:
                            Rates receipts                                     20,403.74
                            Sundry Debtor receipts                             22,541.51
                            Grant receipts -                                         -
                                             RTA - Reg Rds Block Grant        223,575.00
                                               -                                     -
                                               -                                     -
                            Investments redeemed                              850,000.00
                            Interest on Investment                             43,676.00
                            Sale of Vehicles                                   19,518.78
                            Refunds - ATO                                            -
                            Tfr to Bendigo Account fromMacquarie                     -
                            Other receipts                                     65,712.71
                            Total receipts for month                                                        1,245,427.74
                                                                                                            1,416,376.23
      Less: Payments for Month less Canc. Chqs                                                              1,093,039.33

      Current Bank Balance                                                                                   323,336.90

                                              Interest
                                             Rate per
      Investments:                            Annum                      Amount Invested                    % of Total
      Bendigo Bank                         At Call                           500,000.00                           7.99%
      Bendigo Bank                                 6.60%                     250,000.00                           4.00%
      Bendigo Bank                                 7.82%                     500,000.00                           7.99%
      Bendigo Bank call                                                      500,000.00                           7.99%
      Citibank Investments                        6.89%                      250,000.00                           4.00%
      Citibank Investments                        6.85%                      250,000.00                           4.00%
      Citibank Investments                        8.13%                      250,000.00                           4.00%
      Citibank Investments                        6.84%                      500,000.00                           7.99%
      Citibank Investments                        8.13%                      250,000.00                           4.00%
      Citibank Investments                        6.84%                      250,000.00                           4.00%
      Citibank Investments                        6.92%                      250,000.00                           4.00%
      Bankwest                                    8.07%                      500,000.00                           7.99%
      Bankwest                                    8.13%                      250,000.00                           4.00%
      Bankwest                                    7.54%                      250,000.00                           4.00%
      Bankwest                                    7.88%                      250,000.00                           4.00%
      Bankwest                                    8.06%                      250,000.00                           4.00%
      L.G.F.S.                                    6.81%                      500,000.00                           7.99%
      L.G.F.S.                                    7.82%                      250,000.00                           4.00%
      L.G.F.S 11AM                                                                                                0.00%
      National Australia Bank                     6.90%                       256,300.00     6,256,300.00         4.10%

      TOTAL FUNDS HELD ARE:                                                                  6,579,636.90      100.00%




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held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart – 19 May 2008.


                                                                                   _________________________
                                                                                         CHAIRPERSON
                                            Lockhart Shire Council
                                       Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Finance & Administration Matters (cont’d)
      These funds are comprised as follows:
                                                             CURRENT A/C      INVESTMENTS        TOTAL
                         General Fund                             -387,888.84   5,562,945.89   5,175,057.05
                         Lockhart Sewerage                         452,898.07     485,578.45     938,476.52
                         The Rock Sewerage                         -58,640.29     270,961.96     212,321.67
                         Yerong Creek Sewerage                     316,967.96     -63,186.30     253,781.66
                         Trust Fund                                      0.00           0.00           0.00
                                                                   323,336.90   6,256,300.00   6,579,636.90

      Recommendation: That the Statement of Funds be received.

9.    RESIGNATION AS COUNCILLOR - CR D. J. JONES                                          (GM/C85-015)
      A letter has been received from Cr Jones in the following terms:
             “It is with regret that from Monday 5th May 2008 I wish to resign as Councillor with
             Lockhart Shire Council.
             “Due to work commitments I will be unable to attend future Council Meetings.
             “I have enjoyed my time representing the community and working with all of you during
             my role as Councillor.
             “I wish you all the very best for the upcoming elections and with your future endeavours.”
      The letter of resignation from Cr Jones creates a casual vacancy in the civic office as councillor
      and in the normal course of events creates a by-election, that is, an election to appoint a new
      councillor.
      However, section 294 of the Local Government Act 1993 states in part:
      1)     This section applies if a casual vacancy occurs in the office of a councillor including a
             Mayor elected by the electors of an area on or after the 1st of October last preceding the
             end of the term of a council.
      2)     If such a casual vacancy occurs in the office of a councillor the Minister may, on the
             application of the council (a) order that the vacancy not be filled, or etc.
      Given that Cr Jones’ resignation has been received after 1 October 2007, it would be in order
      for the Council to make application to the Minister requesting that the vacancy not be filled
      given the forthcoming ordinary election of councillors on 13 September 2008.
      Recommendation:
      a)     That Cr Jones’ resignation be received with regret;
      b)     That a letter be forwarded on Council’s behalf thanking Cr Jones for her commitment to
             the community during her term as a councillor; and
      c)     That the Minister for Local Government be approached advising of Cr Jones’ resignation
             and requesting that the vacancy not be filled, given the impending ordinary election in
             September 2008.

10.   RURAL AND REGIONAL TASKFORCE - NSW GOVERNMENT                                       (GM/D15-025)
      In June 2007 the Premier of NSW announced the establishment of the Rural and Regional
      Taskforce (RRT) to examine and provide advice on the key economic, environmental and
      social issues affecting rural and regional communities across NSW.
      The terms of reference of the Taskforce were to provide a report to the NSW Government by
      February 2008 which will:
      i)     examine the profile of, and demographic trends in, individual rural and regional areas;
      ii)    examine the current and emerging factors driving change, demand for and delivery of
             services to rural and regional communities; and


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      iii)   identify potential actions to address current and emerging economic, environmental and
             social issues affecting rural and regional communities across NSW.
      In giving effect to the above the Taskforce will:
      i)     undertake its review of the rural areas of NSW outside the Hunter, Illawarra, Central
             Coast and Sydney;
      ii)    examine other, relevant, review processes which have been or are being undertaken at
             the local, State and Commonwealth levels in relation to these issues;
      iii)   invite public submissions, hold public forums, and consult with individuals, businesses
             and community groups, local government and other stakeholders with an interest in rural
             and regional areas; and
      iv)    conduct its work while considering existing NSW Government policies including the State
             Plan and other relevant policy documents.
      The Taskforce members consists of Dr Colin Gellatly, former Director-General NSW Dept of
      Premier and Cabinet; the Hon Richard Torbay MP, Speaker of the NSW Legislative Assembly
      and Member for the Northern Tablelands; and Mr Steven Whan MP, Country Labour Member
      for Monaro.
      The report of the Taskforce has now been completed and provided to the Premier of NSW.
      For Council’s information Attachment 1 provides                  the     Executive   Summary   and
      Recommendations in Summary from the Report.
      The entire report is available for Councillors’ perusal if required.
      Given the Report has only recently been made available to the Premier there have been no
      responses as to the implementation of any of the recommendations.
      Recommendation: that the information be noted and further advices awaited.

11.   GOODS AND SERVICES TAX – COUNCIL COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS (MCS/T05-020)
      Council has been notified by the Department of Local Government that it is required to provide
      a signed “Goods and Services Certificate” to the Department prior to the 1st of June each year.
      The certificate certifies that:
      •      Voluntary GST has been paid by the Lockhart Shire Council for the period 1 July 2007 to
             30 April 2008.
      •      Adequate management arrangements and internal controls were in place to enable the
             Council to adequately account for its GST liabilities and recoup all GST input tax credits
             to be claimed.
      •      No GST non-compliance events by Council were identified by or raised with the
             Australian Taxation Office.
      The DLG has supplied the pro forma of the certificate that complies with the requirements for
      the period 1 July 2007 to 30 April 2008 and has requested that the certificate be signed in
      accordance with a resolution of Council.
      Recommendation: That the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and General Manager sign the Certificate
      as required by the Department of Local Government.

12.   QUARTERLY PERFORMANCE REVIEW – 31 MARCH 2008                                         (MCS/F10-010)
      Appended to this Business Paper (Attachment 2) is the Quarterly Performance Review as at
      31 March 2008.




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      This document, which is required to be presented within two months of the close of each
      quarter, contains a number of separate sections that together provide a broad overview of
      Council’s performance.
      Recommendation: That the Quarterly Performance Review of Major Projects, Training Report
      and the Rates Collection Report be noted.

13.   QUARTERLY BUDGET REVIEW – 31 MARCH 2008                                         (MCS/F10-010)
      In accordance with the Local Government Act, 1993 a Review of Council’s Budget to 31 March
      2008 has been undertaken and the following is submitted for Councillors consideration.
      General Fund
      When Council adopted the 2007/08 Budget earlier last year Council budgeted for a surplus of
      $2,885. Council’s December 2007 review was undertaken with an estimated General Fund
      surplus of $3,455.00. The March 2008 Budget Review has been undertaken, indicating an
      estimated surplus as at 30 June 2008 of $184,187.00.
      Although there are a number of variations in the March Review the main five impacts on the
      surplus are Refund of Insurance Premium $31,900, Additional Interest on Investment $40,000,
      Plant Hire Income $40,000, RTA Ordered Works $44,000 and Insurances overstated $78,853
      leaving Council in an estimated sound financial position for the remainder of the 2008 financial
      year.
      The significant alterations in the budget are as follows:
      Increased Income                                                          $
      Refund of Insurance Premium                                           31,900.00
      Grant – Bus Shelter                                                   12,000.00
      Additional Interest on Investments                                    40,000.00
      Plant Hire Income                                                     40,000.00
      RTA – Ordered Works                                                   44,000.00
      Reduced Income
      Dog Trailer not to be traded                                          20,000.00
      State cover performance Rebate                                         8,000.00
      Private Works                                                         25,000.00
      Increased Expenditure
      Additional staff training                                             12,000.00
      Bank charges                                                           3,500.00
      Printing and stationery                                                9,500.00
      Pleasant Hills Hotel Subsidy                                           6,000.00
      Parks & Gardens R & M                                                 40,000.00
      Sealed Rural Roads – R & M                                            15,000.00
      RTA – Ordered Works                                                   25,000.00
      Caravan Park – R & M                                                  10,000.00
      Reduced Expenditure
      Upgrade of air conditioners for MES, GM and Exec Sec                   5,000.00
      Insurances overstated                                                 78,853.00
      Depot expenses                                                        20,000.00
      The Rock Pool R & M                                                   20,000.00
      Private Works                                                         20,000.00


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      Sewerage Funds
      A review of Council’s three sewerage funds has been undertaken with variations as included in
      the attachment.
      The significant alterations in the budget are as follows:
      Increased Expenditure
      Lockhart Sewer - mains repairs & maintenance                          10,000.00
      Effluent Reuse – repairs & maintenance                                 5,000.00
      Adjustments with no effect on the surplus/deficit
      Write back to reserves:
      •        Sewer pump at The Rock & Lockhart revote from 06/07           6,000.00
      The revised estimated result for each fund is set out below.

                     Fund                   Original       Revised        Revised          Revised
                                          Estimates @    Estimates @    Estimates @      Estimates @
                                          1 July 2007    30 Sept 2007   31 Dec 2007     31 March 2008
          General Fund                         $2,885        $46,346         $3,455         $184,187
          Lockhart Sewerage Fund               $5,783         $5,783        -$1,771         $-16,771
          The Rock Sewerage Fund               $4,666         $4,666          $471           $-2,149
          Yerong Creek Sewerage Fund           $3,588         $3,588         $3,588           $4,588
                                              $16,923        $60,383         $5,744         $169,856
      Recommendation: That the increases and decreases in income and expenditure in the March
      2008 Budget Review be adopted.
      Report by Responsible Accounting Officer
      Clause 203 of the Local Government (General) Regulations 2005 requires the Responsible
      Accounting Officer of Council to provide to Council each quarter with a revised estimate of
      income and expenditure for the year.
      The review must also include a statement as to whether or not the Responsible Accounting
      Officer believes the financial position of Council is satisfactory compared to the original
      estimate of income and expenditure and if unsatisfactory, recommendations for remedial
      action.
      Responsible Accounting Officer’s Comments
      At this time it is considered that Council’s projected level of available working capital is
      adequate to sustain Council’s current activities. While no remedial action is required caution
      should be taken not to overspend in the final quarter of the year.

14.   RIVERINA REGIONAL LIBRARY - DEED OF AGREEMENT                                     (GM/L20-005)
      The existing Deed of Agreement between the City of Wagga Wagga, Coolamon Shire,
      Cootamundra Shire, Greater Hume Shire, Gundagai Shire, Junee Shire, Temora Shire, Tumut
      Shire and Lockhart Shire expires later this year.
      The agreement was for a five-year period commencing 2003 and, with some minor alterations,
      the terms of the agreement have not altered. The agreement has worked extremely well for the
      member councils of the Riverina Regional Library Service and completion of the Deed of
      Agreement for a further five (5) years is recommended.
      Recommendation:
      a)       that the Deed of Agreement between the aforementioned councils and the Riverina
               Regional Library Service be accepted; and
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      b)    that the Agreement be authorised to be completed by the Mayor and General Manager
            under Common Seal of the Council.

15.   LOCAL GOVERNMENT NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (NRM) FACILITATOR
      PROGRAM                                            (GM/A75-005)
      Advice has been received from the President of the Shires Association of NSW advising that
      the Commonwealth-funded Local Government Natural Resource Management (NRM)
      Facilitator Program provides funding to each State association and the Australian Local
      Government Association to employ an NRM Facilitator. The program has been successfully
      running for five years however the Commonwealth government has recently announced that
      program funding will cease on 30 June 2008.
      The LGSA are concerned that the government has announced the withdrawal of funding for the
      position prior to any clarity about the future opportunity for assistance available to councils to
      engage an NRM Facilitator and representations have been made to the Minister for the
      Environment, the Hon Peter Garrett MP, and the Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and
      Fisheries, the Hon Tony Burke MP, seeking support for the continuation of the program.
      The President of the Shires Association of NSW seeks Council’s support for the reinstatement
      of the NRM Facilitator position and requests that Council writes to both the Commonwealth
      Minister for the Environment and the Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries seeking
      their commitment to continuation of the position.
      Recommendation: That Council write to the Minister for the Environment, the Hon Peter
      Garrett MP, and the Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Hon Tony Burke MP
      expressing Council’s concern that funding for the position of Local Government Natural
      Resource Management Facilitator will cease on 30 June 2008 and seek the Ministers’ support
      in having this funding reinstated.

16.   REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE - THOMAS COWIE                                    (GM/D30-005)
      A letter has been received from Ms T Cowie of The Rock whose son, Thomas, who is 14 years
      of age, is the current Riverina High Schools’ Matchplay Champion and has been invited to join
      the Jack Newton Junior Golf Foundation Development Squad which will require his attendance
      on eight occasions in Sydney from 8 June 2008 to 9 May 2009, for intensive training and
      coaching. He is also required to participate in several tournaments to gain additional
      experience.
      Ms Cowie advises however that she must accompany him to Sydney each time and the
      transport and accommodation costs, although will be kept to a minimum, will be in the vicinity of
      some $2,500.
      Ms Cowie seeks Council’s financial assistance to her son given his efforts in representing his
      school and the Lockhart Shire Council area generally.
      Ms Cowie provided details of her son’s acceptance in the Junior Golf Foundation and he was
      accepted on the basis of many criteria and was successful despite a significant number of
      applications being received. To be accepted into this squad is a significant achievement and
      Council may wish to financially support Thomas Cowie’s intensive training and coaching
      development.
      Recommendation: for Council’s consideration.

17.   REPORT OF THE REVIEW OF PUBLIC LIBRARY FUNDING                                     (GM/L20-005)
      From the Hon Frank Sartor MP, Minister for Planning, Redfern Waterloo and Minister for the
      Arts, attaching a copy of a report commissioned from Dr Tom Parry AM regarding NSW public
      libraries.
      Council might recall, some months ago, expressing its concerns, along with every other local
      government authority in NSW, at the significant reduction in real terms of funding being

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      provided by the State Government. Given the significant reduction in these funds from the
      State Government, local government is required to now provide additional funds to support its
      library services.
      Although local government in NSW requested investigations into providing additional funding
      for libraries it appears that Dr Parry was only requested to investigate the most appropriate way
      to allocate the same amount of funding which is available. That is, there is no suggestion of
      additional funds for public libraries throughout NSW.
      Recommendation: That Council write to the Hon Frank Sartor MP requesting he investigate
      the claims by local government authorities that the State Government’s contribution to public
      libraries throughout NSW in real terms has diminished significantly and again requesting that
      additional funds be provided for public library facilities.

18.   RATES & TAXES: A FAIR SHARE FOR RESPONSIBLE LOCAL GOVERNMENT                                  (D20-005)
      Council, at its August 2007 meeting, was advised that the then Treasurer of the Commonwealth
      of Australia, had requested the Productivity Commission to undertake a study on the revenue-
      raising capacity of Local Government throughout Australia.
      It is advised that the Australian Productivity Commission has now completed its report and such
      is available for Councillors’ perusal.
      The findings of the Productivity Commission were as follows:
         FINDING 2.1 – At the national level, the ratio of local government rates revenue to GDP decreased
         over the period 1990-91 to 2005-06.
         FINDING 2.2 – At the state level, the ratio of own-source revenue to gross state product varies
         across jurisdictions due to a large number of factors, including differences to the functions of local
         governments, such as provision of water and sewerage services in some States but not others.
         FINDING 3.1 – There are numerous inconsistencies and inaccuracies in the government finance
         statistics and other statistical series relating to local governments. There is a need for the ABS and
         various grants commissions to improve the consistency and accuracy of the local government data
         collections.
         FINDING 3.2 – There is considerable variation, in per person terms, in both own-source revenue
         raised and grants received by local governments in Australia.
         FINDING 3.3 – For the majority of local governments, own-source revenue is the principal revenue
         source. However, for 20 per cent of councils, which represent only one per cent of the population,
         grants account for 48 per cent or more of total revenue.
         FINDING 3.4 – Rural and remote councils receive substantial grants on a per person basis. Fifty
         per cent of remote councils receive grants in excess of $3816 per person, compared with $441 per
         person for 50 per cent of all councils. Ten per cent of remote councils receive in excess of $10 481
         per person, compared with $3059 per person for 10 per cent of all councils.
         FINDING 3.5 – Expenditure per person varies considerably across councils. Rural and remote
         councils have higher expenditure per person, on average, compared with urban councils. This is
         largely explained by the inability of rural and remote councils to capture scale economies, having to
         pay higher input costs, maintaining more kilometres of roads per person and undertaking a relatively
         more extensive service mix.
         FINDING 5.1 – Fiscal capacity, as measured by a community’s total after-tax income per person,
         differs across classes of local governments. There is considerable variation both between classes of
         local government and within classes of local governments. Capital city and some remote local
         governments have very high fiscal capacities because of the concentration of business income and
         their relatively small resident populations.
         FINDING 5.2 – Revenue-raising effort, a measure of how much own-source revenue a local
         government raises relative to its income base, varies significantly within and between classes of local

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         governments. Capital city, urban regional, rural and remote local governments have the highest
         average revenue-raising efforts, when adjusted for population size.
         FINDING 5.3 – An empirical assessment indicates that local government own-source revenue raised
         per person:
         •      increases with personal and business incomes per person of the community
         •      increases with the length of roads, the number of properties rated and served, and whether
                water and sewerage services are provided
         •      increases in communities experiencing population growth
         •      decreases with population size.
         There are also differences between jurisdictions and classes of local governments.
         FINDING 5.4 – A sophisticated benchmarking analysis of the relative potential of local governments
         to increase their own-source revenue suggests that, on average, councils are raising about 88 per
         cent of their hypothetical benchmarks. Whether a council can realise its assessed potential to raise
         additional revenue will depend on its individual circumstances. (The scope for raising additional
         revenue should not be taken to imply that local governments should increase the revenue they raise.)
         FINDING 5.5 – A number of councils, particularly in capital city and urban developed areas, have
         the means to recover additional revenue from their communities sufficient to cover their expenditures
         without relying on grants. However, a significant number of councils, particularly in rural (87 per
         cent) and remote (95 per cent) areas would remain dependent on grants from other spheres of
         government to meet their current expenditure. Some councils would remain highly dependent on
         grants.
         FINDING 5.6 – Given the differences in the scope to raise additional revenue across different
         classes of councils, there is a case to review the provision of Australian Government general purpose
         grants to local governments.
         FINDING 6.1 – In principle, rates revenue is not constrained by limits on the range of land
         valuation methods available to councils or the specific type of land valuation method applied because
         councils can adjust the rate in the dollar to achieve their revenue requirements.
         FINDING 6.2 – Differential rating provisions generally increase the capacity of councils to raise
         revenue from property rates. They do so by enabling councils to structure better rates payable to the
         different capacities to pay of, and services received by, different categories of ratepayers.
         FINDING 6.3 – Rates exemptions reduce local governments’ rates bases and do so differentially
         across local governments with different proportions of exempt land. Whether exemptions constrain
         the overall capacity of local governments to raise revenue from rates depends on the extent to which
         it is (politically) feasible for them to set rates higher than otherwise would be required on non-exempt
         land.
         FINDING 6.4 – Rate pegging has dampened the revenue raised from rates in New South Wales
         relative to other States and there seems to have been little offset from non-rates revenue sources in
         recent years.
         FINDING 6.5 – In most jurisdictions, only a small number of fees and charges are statutorily set by
         State Governments. Most are set by councils and the extent to which they recover costs will largely
         reflect the preferences of their communities.
         FINDING 6.6 – Where councils are required by another sphere of government to provide a service
         that has a statutorily set or capped fee or charge below full cost recover, associated revenue-raising
         capacity from fees and charges is constrained.
         FINDING 6.7 – State government setting and/or capping of fees and charges applies to some
         services which councils are not legislatively required to provide. But where these services are
         provided (for example, because of community pressure), the impacts on councils are no different from
         the provision of mandated services at fees that do not cover costs.

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          FINDING 6.8 – There is a case for periodic reviews of the restrictions and regulations imposed on
          local government by other spheres of government to assess both their rationales and their benefits
          and costs.
          FINDING 6.9 – Nationally, developer contributions per new dwelling commencement have
          increased substantially over the four years to 2005-06. However, the effect of developer
          contributions (either in cash or in-kind) on councils is generally likely to be revenue neutral over
          time.
          FINDING 7.1 – The available data and measurement limitations make it impossible to estimate the
          distributional impacts of revenue raising within councils.
          FINDING 7.2 – Few Australian studies have attempted to measure the distributional impact of rates
          across households, either nationally or within states or regions. The evidence from studies that have
          been undertaken, which only assess burdens across councils and not within councils, suggest that
          residential rates decrease as a share of income as income increases. This is consistent with similar
          international evidence.
          FINDING 7.3 – In general, as the average income per person (measured at the local government
          level) increases across councils, the average incidence of rates decreases. For a large proportion of
          councils, the average rates incidence is between 1.5 and 1.8 per cent of after-tax income.
          FINDING 7.4 – The evidence suggests that average rates incidence is higher for rural councils than
          for urban councils.
          FINDING 7.5 – Using household expenditure survey data across councils, rates decrease relative to
          disposable income as income increases. For 50 per cent of households, the rates incidence is about
          1.7 per cent or less of after-tax income.
          FINDING 8.1 – The application of a set of principles to guide revenue-raising and expenditure
          decisions of councils can assist them in improving the well-being of their communities.
          FINDING 8.2 – There is scope to utilise further the existing institutional arrangements between
          Australian and State Governments, local government associations and local governments to promote
          best practice in all aspects of revenue and expenditure decisions by local governments.
      It will now be necessary for councils throughout Australia to await any response from the
      Australian Government as to any actions which might be taken.
      Recommendation: That the information be noted.

19.   CONSTITUTIONAL RECOGNITION FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT                                          (GM/A75-005)
      The President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Cr Paul Bell, advises
      that the ALGA has launched a special website dedicated to constitutional recognition.
      Over the next few months councils will be asked to consider this important issue and provide
      feedback regarding ideas, aspirations and desired outcomes. Cr Bell states that, with the
      backing of the Rudd Government, there has never been a better time to achieve one of local
      government’s most important goals.
             “Having local government recognised in the Australian Constitution has been at the forefront of
             debate in successive National General Assemblies of Local Government and remains one of the
             main objectives of ALGA. We, as local government, have never been in a better position to steer
             this issue forward.”
      Cr Bell states that local government in Australia needs to think about:
      •      What we want from constitutional recognition;
      •      What form that recognition might take; and
      •      The processes by which it may be achieved.



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      He further advises that the ALGA has prepared a council resource kit which will assist councils
      in facilitating their ideas.
      It is also advised that the ALGA, in association with the State and Territory Associations, is
      convening a Local Government Constitutional Summit - A Special National General Assembly,
      to be held in December 2008, in Melbourne.
      Recommendation: That the information be noted and further advices awaited.

20.   GREATER SOUTHERN AREA HEALTH SERVICES - SECTOR GENERAL MANAGERS
                                                            (GM/H20-005)
      Advice has been received from Greater Southern Area Health Services (GSAHS) that the three
      new Sector General Managers who will oversee the new health sectors which come into effect
      next month, have been announced.
      The new General Manager responsible for Lockhart Shire Council and other areas is Mr Peter
      Williamson. Mr Williamson will be based in Wagga Wagga, was the Chief Executive Officer of
      the Royal Rehabilitation Centre in Sydney and formerly the Divisional Business Manager for
      South West Sydney Area Health Services (SWAHS). He previously held other similar health
      management roles for SWAHS and in private enterprise.
      It is advised that the new sectors replace the ten clusters previously established when GSAHS
      was formed in January 2005 and the provision of three sectors will bring GSAHS into line with
      the structure of other, rural area health services across the state.
      It is advised that the new Sector General Manager will be available to meet with Council, if it so
      desires, as the opportunity arises.
      Recommendation: That the information be noted.

21.   COUNCILLOR REPRESENTATION - SEPTEMBER 2008 ELECTION                                (GM/E15-020)
      Advice has been received from the Minister for Local Government, the Hon Paul Lynch MP,
      advising that NSW councils will be given an opportunity to reduce the number of councillors
      elect at this year’s Local Government Elections.
      It is advised that under an amendment to the Local Government Act 1993 councils have the
      opportunity to reduce councillor numbers without having to resort to holding a constitutional
      referendum.
      Mr Lynch advises that he believes that councils and ratepayers would benefit from a reduction
      in the number of elected representatives as having a smaller number of councillors allows
      councils and ratepayers to save money on councillor fees and the cost of administrative
      support.
      It is advised that in 2005 the Government gave councils a similar opportunity to reduce council
      numbers without the need to hold a constitutional referendum and as a result 21 councils
      decided to reduce 46 councillor positions saving ratepayers approximately $540,000.
      The opportunity to reduce councillor numbers, which needs to be applied for by local
      government authorities by 30 June 2008, is qualified by the following:
      i)    councils undertake public consultation
      ii)   councils must not have less than 5 councillors.
      Given Council has three wards, with three councillors in each ward, it is believed that the only
      means by which Council could reduce its number of councillors, if it wished to do so, would be
      to have only two councillors in each ward, resulting in six councillors in total.
      Council might recall at the recent Strategic Planning Community Meetings that members of the
      community were asked to comment on the elimination of wards throughout the Shire and this
      was not supported by the community who attended these meetings.

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      Accordingly, Council may wish to give consideration to reducing the number of councillors at
      the next election.
      Recommendation: For Council’s consideration.

22.   LOCKHART CENTRAL SCHOOL - VENUE FOR 2008 EXAMINATIONS                               (GM/E10-005)
      A letter has been received from Mr Brian Buckley, Principal Lockhart Central School, seeking
      Council’s support for the provision of a venue for the 2008 Higher School and School Certificate
      Examinations to be held in October and November, 2008.
      In the past Council has been able to assist the school in this regard and last year the Lockhart
      Medical Centre was provided for this purpose. Last year, it might be noted, the Spirit of the
      Land Festival had occupied the Medical Centre prior to the examinations, however this year the
      dates do overlap.
      It is expected that the Spirit of the Land Festival will be seeking the use of the Lockhart Medical
      Centre again from approximately July/August to commence preparations for the Spirit of the
      Land project. However, it will be possible to provide accommodation at the Council Chambers
      for examinations to be held on 16, 17, 20, 23, 24 and 31 October 2008. After this time the
      Lockhart Medical Centre could be made available for the examinations on 3, 5, 6, 10, 11 and
      14 November 2008.
      The use of the Medical Centre of course will be subject to such not being required or leased by
      a medical practitioner.
      Recommendation:
      a)    That the Lockhart Central School be advised that the Council Chambers, or the Meeting
            Room therein, will be available for 2008 Examinations for 16, 17, 20, 23 24 and 31
            October 2008 and thereafter in the Lockhart Medical Centre for the examinations to be
            held on 3, 5, 6, 10, 11 and 14 November 2008.
      b)    That the Lockhart Medical Centre be made available to the Spirit of the Land Committee
            from July/August 2008 to arrange the 2008 Spirit of the Land Festival.

23.   DRAFT MANAGEMENT PLAN 2008/2011 – ADOPTION                                        (MCS/M05-005)
      The Draft Management Plan has been placed on exhibition for 28 days in accordance with the
      Local Government Act 1993. Submissions relating to the Draft Management Plan were
      received up to Friday, 16 May 2008, and at the time of preparing this report no submissions
      were received.
      The Draft Management Plan allows for a 3.2% increase in General Rate income for 2008/2009.
      The following table details the rates as presented in the Draft Management Plan 2008/2011
      reported to Council last month. It outlines the name of the rate, the base amount in dollar terms
      and the ad valorem component of each rate.




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Finance & Administration Matters (cont’d)

                               Lockhart Shire Council

      Rating Structure 2008/2009
      including Bushfire Services Special General Rate


                                                                               Base           Ad Valorem
                                     Rate/Charge                               Rate              Rate
                                                                                   $          (c in the $)

      Ordinary General Rates
      Farmland                                                                         0.00     0.291330
      Residential                                                                  40.00        0.520000
      Res - Vacant                                                                 40.00        0.520000
      Residential - Rural                                                          55.00        0.349400
      Residential - Lockhart                                                    125.00          0.880000
      Residential - The Rock                                                       35.00        0.550000
      Residential - Yerong Ck                                                      80.00        2.185000
      Mines                                                                            0.00     0.000000
      Business                                                                  120.00          1.650000
      Business - Rural Vacant                                                      60.00        0.349300
      Business - Lockhart                                                       150.00          1.750000
      Business - The Rock                                                          95.00        0.783500
      Business - Yerong Ck                                                         50.00        3.565000
      Special General Rates
      Bushfire Services                                                                0.00 0.01983100


      Sewerage Charges based on Best Practice Guidelines

                                                                        Operational
                                         Charge per                    charge per KL                         Access fee
      Village/Category                    annum $     Capital charge         $                 Meter size    per year $
      Lockhart
      Residential - Occupied                377
      Residential - Vacant                  152
      Business                                        Per Meter Size        1.80                   20           152
      Community                                       Per Meter Size        1.80                   25           237
      Not for Profit                                  Per Meter Size        1.80                   32           389
                                                                                                   40           608
                                                                                                   50           950

      The Rock
      Residential - Occupied                343
      Residential - Vacant                  230
      Business                                        Per Meter Size        0.94                   20            230
      Community                                       Per Meter Size        0.94                   25            360
      Not for Profit                                  Per Meter Size        0.94                   32            589
                                                                                                   40            920
                                                                                                   50           1438

      Yerong Creek

      Residential - Occupied                345
      Residential - Vacant                  230

      Pricing has been determined using the State Governments Best Practice Sewerage Pricing guidelines


      Council should now make the Domestic Waste Management Service Charges for the
      2008/2009 financial year. The Draft Management Plan 2008/2011 contains the following:



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Finance & Administration Matters (cont’d)
            Domestic Waste Management Charge – $41.00 per Assessment
            -   Applies to all rateable, vacant, residential land to which a service is available.
            Domestic Waste Management Service Charge – $180.00 per Assessment
            -   Applies to all rateable, residential land to which a service is accessed.
      Recommendation:
      a)    that the Draft Management Plan 2008/2011 and Revenue Plan for 2008/2011 as
            advertised, be adopted;
      b)    that, pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government (Financial Management)
            Regulation 1993, expenditure required to finance works, service and activities of the
            Council for the financial year 2008/09 as detailed in the estimates section of the
            Council’s Management Plant 2008/2011 be approved and voted accordingly;
      c)    that Council makes and levies the Rates and Charges for the 2008/09 financial year as
            presented in this report;
      d)    that the schedule of fees and charges for 2008/09 as outlined in the Draft Management
            Plan 2008/2011 be adopted;
      e)    THAT the General Manager cause preparation and service of rate notices for the
            financial year 2008/09; and
      f)    THAT the interest charge on overdue rates be set at 10% per annum for the 2008/09
            financial year.

                                   Delegates’ Reports
1.    RIVERINA REGIONAL EASTERN ORGANISATION OF COUNCILS (REROC)                              (R30-005)
      The Mayor, Cr Bruce Day, and the General Manager attended the last meeting of REROC
      which was held on Thursday, 24 April 2008 in Wagga Wagga.
      Prior to the meeting proper, the NSW Treasurer, the Hon Michael Costa MLC, provided his
      views on the “privatisation of electricity throughout NSW”.
      The Minister advised that he did not believe that the proposal was for “privatisation” as some
      10,000 jobs from the existing 13,000 will be retained. He also advised that it was only the
      retailing arm of the electricity authorities and the leasing of generators which would occur.
      REROC noted at its last meeting that it objected to the sale of electricity authorities throughout
      NSW and it was AGREED that no alteration to that stance be made at this time.
      Some of the major matters discussed at the REROC Board Meeting included the review of local
      water utilities and it was noted that REROC will be preparing a response to the Review
      Committee advocating the management and ownership of town water supply remain with local
      authorities and retention of the management and ownership remain with local government.
      It was noted that a further meeting between Southern Improvement Alliance and affected
      councils, including Lockhart Shire Council, will be held on 15 May 2008 at 10am at the Wagga
      City Council and Lockhart Shire Council will be represented at this meeting.
      The meeting noted that the review of public library funding being undertaken by Dr Tom Parry
      AM, on behalf of the Minister for the Arts, the Hon Frank Sartor, has been completed and
      released.
      It was noted that local governments are concerned regarding public library funding related to
      the lack of funds being provided by the State Government over a number of years resulting in
      local government authorities being required to pay a larger proportion of their budget into library
      services. It was noted that Dr Parry’s report was not asked to investigate this matter but the



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Delegates’ Reports (cont’d)
      report only investigates the way to allocate existing funding by the State government without
      providing any additional funds.
      Accordingly, the report, in terms of what local government was trying to achieve, is quite
      useless. REROC agreed to support the NSW Libraries Associations in any of its endeavours to
      attempt to gain additional funding for libraries throughout NSW.
      Some discussion ensued in regard to the air quality of Wagga City Council area and it was
      AGREED that if Wagga Council made an application to investigate issues on air quality in this
      city that REROC would support such an application.
      The final report from Jeff Roorda and Associates in regard to Asset Management has been
      completed and may provide a document for all councils to use in the future.
      It was AGREED that the Executive of REROC would explore the opportunity to apply for grants
      to fund the installation of photovoltaic solar panels on public buildings with a view to generating
      electricity to power the buildings and ultimately feed back into the grid.
      It was advised that this method of solar energy may be considered for Council’s future
      administration building.
      Discussion ensued with respect to street lighting improvement projects and REROC resolved to
      meet representatives of Country Energy to discuss their pricing regime for energy-efficient
      lighting, the opportunities with other ‘ROC’s to oppose increases to the SLURS charge for
      street lighting, and REROC would explore ways to obtain improvements to Country Energy’s
      service delivery for street lighting.
      The financial position of REROC was provided and such is in a satisfactory financial position.
      The plastic bag exchange program has commenced whereby residents are encouraged to
      bring 20 plastic bags to the council in exchange for a reusable REROC bag. It was advised
      that Kurrajong Waratah Wagga is prepared to recycle the plastic bags received.
      This year again the GardenSmart workshop will be conducted throughout the REROC councils
      and consideration is being given once again to Lockhart Shire Council hosting one of these
      events.
      The next meeting of REROC will be held on Thursday, 26 June 2008.
      Recommendation: That the Delegate’s Report be received.

                                     Correspondence
1.    LOCKHART NATIONAL HISTORIC TRUCK & COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SHOW                              (C63-015)
      A certificate of appreciation has been received from the Agricultural, Pastoral & Show Society
      of Lockhart Inc expressing the organisation’s thanks for the Council’s valuable contribution to
      the success of the inaugural Lockhart National Historic Truck & Commercial Vehicle Show held
      in Lockhart on 8 March 2008.

2.    LOCKHART CARAVAN PARK                                                                   (C05-005)
      An email has been received from Mr and Mrs M Prior of Paterson, NSW, commending Council
      for the “delightful stay we experienced in your charming little caravan park, on Tuesday 22nd
      April 2008”.
      Mr and Mrs Prior state that the park manager, Rachael Ford, was extremely courteous and
      helpful, ensuring a comfortable stay.
      The Priors also congratulated Council’s Parks and Gardens staff on the layout of the caravan
      park and also the parks around the township.




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3.    RIVERINA EASTERN REGIONAL ORGANISATION OF COUNCILS (REROC)                         (R30-005)
      From the Executive Officer of REROC enclosing minutes of the meeting held on 24 April 2008.
      A copy of the minutes are available for perusal by councillors.

4.    RIVERINA REGIONAL TOURISM                                                          (T25-010)
      From the Executive of Riverina Regional Tourism providing a copy of the minutes of the
      Riverina Regional Tourism Meeting held in Leeton on 9 April 2008.
      A copy of the minutes are available for perusal by councillors.
Recommendation: That the Correspondence Précis 1 - 4, be received.




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    ITEM 10 – RURAL & REGIONAL TASKFORCE
               - NSW GOVERNMENT
                                         Lockhart Shire Council
                                    Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
On 25 June 2007 the Premier, Morris Iemma, announced the establishment of the Rural and
Regional Taskforce (RRT) to examine and provide advice on key economic, environmental and social
issues affecting rural and regional communities across NSW.
Under its terms of reference, the Taskforce undertook its review in the rural areas of NSW outside the
Hunter, Illawarra, Central Coast and Sydney.
To gain a broad input the Taskforce invited public submissions, held public forums and consulted with
individuals, businesses and community groups, local government and other stakeholders with an
interest in rural and regional areas.
The public meetings held by the Taskforce attracted over 600 attendees, and it received over 160
written submissions. It also met with State wide and regional peak groups with an interest in rural and
regional service delivery, both in the regions and centrally.
In addition to receiving submissions and meeting with rural and regional communities the Taskforce
received advice from the NSW Rural Communities Consultative Council, which conducted
consultations in a number of towns and villages across NSW. This widened the coverage of the
Taskforce and ensured that the views and concerns of smaller communities were included in its
considerations.
The Taskforce was pleased with the positive response to its enquiries. Submissions and presentations
covered a comprehensive range of rural and regional issues. Community and stakeholder input were
received from all regions.
Regional communities in NSW offer a great place to live and work and the NSW Government should
play an active role in ensuring that regional towns and cities see population relocate from parts of the
State with population pressure - particularly the Sydney basin. This would take pressure off ‘high
growth’ areas and remove some infrastructure cost from Government as well as ensuring in the long
term that regional towns – particularly inland towns – are self sustaining.
The Taskforce recognises that enhancing the attractiveness of regional communities as places to live
involves more than just jobs and comparatively cheap housing. Ensuring residents can access a broad
range of services and social options is vital. This includes the need for a vibrant cultural life, libraries,
art galleries and sporting facilities as well as the always critical health and educational services,
transport and telecommunications.
A clear message from every single country community and one echoed by the Taskforce is that
country towns are indeed great places to live. Sometimes people reading the metropolitan media
might be forgiven for thinking rural NSW is largely about drought and declining services, the truth is
that many of our country towns are thriving and focused on a prosperous future.
Communities raised many specific and general issues. Across rural NSW many of the issues were
consistent, although many specific local issues or projects were also raised. The Taskforce was not
able to make recommendations relating to each individual issue but has passed on specific concerns
raised to the relevant NSW Government Department.
Taskforce members reinforce the need for Government to recognise that there are rarely ‘one size fits
all’ solutions for all rural localities. Government agencies need to continue to work with local
communities to better under stand and respond to their issues. The Taskforce recommends ways to
enhance regional engagement, for example through regional coordinators and regional development
bodies.
Access to services was a consistent State wide issue. As would be expected, distance is a major
barrier and the Taskforce has made recommendations about better access to transport services. The


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Taskforce found in many cases Government services existed to service needs, but the community was
not aware of what was available or how to access those services.
The Taskforce heard of the difficulties local government is facing with its own infrastructure needs as
well as its relationship with State agencies. The Taskforce heard consistently about difficulties caused
by slow planning processes, lack of financial viability of local government and frustration with matters
such as grants processes and concerns about proposals relating to Section 94 contributions.
Communication between communities, local government and State agencies must be improved and
the Government should focus on removing confusion over regional boundaries and attempt to
develop consistency and better corporate knowledge in dealing with local issues.
The Taskforce would like to highlight for Government agencies the significant differences in
requirements for Councils in different parts of NSW. For example, in an area with low growth,
declining population and high unemployment the need for quick planning approval for a new job
generating project is critical.
Many people appearing before the Taskforce raised issues relating to health services, especially
workforce issues and transport to access services. The Taskforce acknowledges concerns regarding
services being focused in major centres and also the difficulties medical staffs have in some areas
keeping skills and accreditation.
The Taskforce heard about workforce shortage across a range of skills. The community expressed
strong support for TAFE as a skills provider and supported more resources for TAFE. They called for
better access to courses through improved transport, more use of distance education and better links
with local industry including training within existing business premises.
It also noted that many of the issues raised were consistent with those identified as priorities within
the State Plan.
The Taskforce appreciated the attendance of officials from NSW Government agencies at the
meetings and anticipates that the information obtained from this involvement will assist in local
implementation of the State Plan.
The Taskforce acknowledges that the State Plan reflects extensive input from regional and rural
communities. Of the 31 community forums for the State Plan, 19 were held in regional and rural
settings. A major portion of the 1896 ‘on-line’ submissions received, covered regional and rural
issues.
There is a strong convergence between the issues raised in RRT and State Plan community meetings
and submissions. Similarly RRT recommendations are aligned with many State Plan targets, goals and
priority actions. Many of the priority actions have yet to “bite” at the level of rural and regional
communities. Indeed detailed State wide actions to implement priorities are still being developed and
yet to be communicated.
The recommendations offered by the Taskforce have been derived from the submissions and
presentations made to it by the community. In some instances the Taskforce is aware that the NSW
Government is already taking action on an issue. In some of these cases the Taskforce has chosen
either to comment on or highlight the existing action.
The Taskforce hopes that its recommendations will be considered positively by the Premier and the
Government. The Taskforce recognises that its recommendations cannot answer every group’s issues
but trusts that in implementing the recommendations where possible the Government can make our
rural communities even better places to live and work.




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RECOMMENDATIONS: SUMMARY
1.    Regional development
The Taskforce recommends that in implementing State Plan priorities (P1 and P6) the NSW
Government:
a)    Initiate discussions with the Commonwealth Government aimed at streamlining the number of
      regional development bodies thereby reducing duplication of effort across NSW.
b)    Review the role of the various State government agencies, departments and boards involved in
      economic development activities, including but not limited to, the Department of State &
      Regional Development, Regional Development Boards, Business Advisory Services, and
      Business Enterprise Centres. The objective being to ensure the effective utilisation of resources
      and to increase the level of project funds which are available to rural and regional
      communities.
c)    Mandate "economic development" as a core function of local government subject to ensuring
      that adequate resources support and structures are in place.

2.    Regional Infrastructure Fund
The Taskforce recommends that the NSW Government:
a)    Introduce a five year Regional Infrastructure Fund which would provide grants to local councils
      and other relevant organisations for development or upgrading of social and economic
      infrastructure in regional communities.
      The fund would be similar to the Victorian Regional Infrastructure Development Fund.
b)    Review the financial support it offers to attract new regional business development to ensure
      that it addresses impediments to investment growth.

3.    Enhancement of Telecommunication Services
The Taskforce recommends that the NSW Government:
a)    Strongly advocate to the Commonwealth Government the need for it to improve and implement
      broadband infrastructure and access arrangements. This is to ensure minimum service
      standards for rural and regional areas to meet the needs of business, and provide suitable
      access for health, education and training, and service delivery that removes broadband and
      telecommunications as constraints on the growth and development of opportunities in these
      regions.
b)    Strongly advocate to the Commonwealth Government the need for it to ensure that:
      i.    mobile phone services to rural and regional areas is enhanced to minimum service
            standards in terms of coverage and reliability; and
      ii.   coverage, quality and reliability of service are maintained during and after any changes
            to technical delivery arrangements (such as the shut down of CDMA coverage).
c)    Ensure that one agency is assigned responsibility to lead and develop a NSW regional
      broadband strategy involving industry, local government and the general community in order to
      coordinate broadband infrastructure development (at the community level). This would be
      pursued in conjunction with Commonwealth and State Government initiatives to better match
      supply with (future and current) demand for these services.
d)    It is further recommended that this agency seek to continue to develop the existing NSW
      Government owned broadband infrastructure and the existing commercial arrangements
      utilising this infrastructure to provide enhanced broadband services to country communities

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      and to maximize access to the Commonwealth funding available to support this infrastructure
      development in NSW.
e)    Advocate the development of optical fibre, carrier grade wireless and/or ADSL2 infrastructure
      in strong preference to satellite technology in rural and regional NSW for business and
      community use.

4.    Enhance financial capacity of local councils
The Taskforce strongly recommends that the NSW Government:
a)    Support efforts by local government to secure increased Financial Assistance Grants from the
      Commonwealth Government and that these grants are fixed as a share of Income Taxation
      revenue to ensure local councils have access to a growth revenue stream for the future.
b)    Proceed with the signing of a suitable Intergovernmental Agreement with local government that
      identifies and implements ways to fund local government projects and infrastructure in order to
      lessen the impacts of rate pegging and proposed changes to Section 94 contributions.

5.    Health services (General, Specialist, Dental, Mental, and Ancillary)
The Taskforce recommends that the NSW Government:
a)    Through the Department of Health and its Area Health Services, work with local councils, other
      health service providers, other government agency service providers and local communities to
      develop holistic local models for health care to attract, support and retain general practice
      doctors and procedural specialists in rural and regional locations. This could include practice
      facilities and resources, training for non-medical support, ancillary heath care, and connection
      with community health facilities for health promotion/preventive action within local
      communities;
b)    Develop, in conjunction with local councils and other health service providers, models of locally
      based integrated community health care connected with local medical practitioners, broader
      community health care services (particularly mental health, aged care and post hospital care)
      and preventive health care activities within rural towns and villages. These would be linked to
      regionally based hospitals and the development of networks of local health care providers
      (doctors and ancillary health care) to enhance local support for local primary health services;
c)    Work with the Commonwealth Government and the relevant dental health professional
      association, to enhance the provision and accessibility of dental health practitioners in rural
      and regional locations, including the availability of public dental care services to meet the
      needs of rural and regional communities;
d)    Work with the Commonwealth Government to encourage the development/establishment of
      dental schools/programs in association with regional universities to assist with the training of
      additional dental health practitioners in regional communities;
e)    Develop accessible and appropriate health care services in rural and regional locations
      (particularly in the areas of mental health, aged and geriatric care, sexual health, drug and
      alcohol abuse, ancillary health care). These would include options such as transport and mobile
      local service provision to meet local needs, especially for young people, older community
      members, and those with disabilities who are unable to readily access services in large regional
      centres;
f)    Enhance access to post acute hospital care and ancillary health services for those in rural
      localities, including working with the Ministry of Transport to address community transport
      options to meet needs, where such an option is viable;
g)    Enhance support to post hospital acute care and support to carers and family support through
      appropriate and affordable accommodation strategies;

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h)    Through Area Health services, work closely with Aboriginal Medical Services to determine the
      feasibility of developing culturally sensitive Obstetrics/Midwifery services in locations other
      than regional centres;
i)    In line with Priority F1 in the State Plan, Area Health Services review the scope and the
      accessibility of their primary health care services for Aboriginal clients with a view to proposing
      innovative methods to further improve outcomes;
j)    Review the IPTAAS scheme with a view to reducing or removing the Administration charge, in
      particular to ensure that patients claiming return or multiple trips in one claim are only required
      to pay one administration fee.

6.    Roads and bridges infrastructure
The Taskforce recommends that the NSW Government:
a)    Commit to continuing and enhancing the timber bridges replacement, upgrading and
      maintenance scheme.
b)    Requests all Councils to list their priorities for road and bridge upgrades with these projects to
      be reviewed by the Roads and Traffic Authority in order to develop a priority funding strategy.
c)    Make special provision (outside the timber bridges scheme) to immediately fix bridges on
      school bus routes in such poor condition that they pose a risk to public safety or possible road
      closures.

7.    Regional Transport Coordinators
The Taskforce recommends that the NSW Government:
a)    Strengthen and reinvigorate arrangements to better coordinate access and usage of available
      public transport in rural and regional localities particularly through the Ministry of Transport
      Regional Transport Coordinators. Ensure that the Regional Transport Coordinators have the
      necessary capacity and authority to work with local councils, and other agencies to better
      manage the available community transport options. The role of communities themselves,
      including volunteers, will play an important role in resolving this challenge.
b)    Give consideration to expanding the Murdi Paaki Transport Project (subject to a favourable
      evaluation) as this program aims to give Aboriginal people greater independence and a
      competitive edge by enabling them to gain their car and/or bus licence.

8.    Support for Brisbane-Melbourne Inland Rail concept
The Taskforce supports the inland rail link concept and recommends that the NSW Government
encourage the Commonwealth Government to expedite the scoping of the proposal. This should
include wide consideration of the national economic and regional development benefits, impacts on
regional roads infrastructure, establishment of transport hubs and the potential for positive
environmental results from the use of rail rather than road for long haul freight that could arise from
development of the line and intermodal facilities along its route.

9.    Support Liquor Accords
The Taskforce recommends that the NSW Government, through the Office of Liquor, Gaming and
Racing continue to encourage communities to implement Liquor Accords and other like programs that
help communities to develop local solutions to local problems such as those arising from alcohol
related antisocial behaviour.




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10. Reform of the NSW Planning System
The Taskforce recommends that the NSW Government continue further reform of the planning system
in NSW as outlined in the recent discussion paper Improving the Planning System (released in
November 2007). The Taskforce does however suggest consideration of the following:
a)    Robust dialogue be maintained with local government and other stakeholders to ensure the
      details/implications of specific measures are thoroughly tested before finalisation and
      implementation;
b)    That Department of Planning regional service delivery is maintained or enhanced based on the
      principle of optimising appropriate regional level decision-making and facilitating close liaison
      with councils and other local stakeholders;
The Taskforce believes that reported proposed changes to Section 94 conditions could restrict
regional and rural councils' ability to fund vital community infrastructure. The Taskforce therefore
recommends reconsideration of the proposed changes to arrangements to section 94 of the
Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to ensure that rural and regional councils are not
disadvantaged.

11. Country Towns Water and Sewerage Scheme and Water Supply Authorities
The Taskforce recommends that the NSW Government:
a)    Consider further long term funding augmentation for the Country Towns Water and Sewerage
      Scheme.
b)    Endorse the Minister for Water Utilities public consultation process for the review of Country
      Towns Water and Sewerage Scheme.
c)    Endorse the concept of the review to drought and ‘future proof’ country water.
d)    Endorse the concept that the model be developed by local councils and communities within the
      guidelines of the review.
e)    Endorse expenditure of state funds for the necessary infrastructure to implement the
      recommendations of the review.
f)    Ensures that the review of water supply authorities in rural and regional NSW carefully
      considers the wider impacts of any possible changes to the existing local government based
      service model particularly with regard to applying a test of clear and demonstrable overall
      benefit supporting proposed change.

12. Review of administrative fees on pensioner concession tickets for CountryLink
    travel
The Taskforce recommends that the NSW Government review the administration fee applicable to
pensioner rail concessions with CountryLink and suggests that any administrative fee be capped at
$10 per booking.

13. Role of the Rural Communities Consultative Council (RCCC)
The Taskforce recommends that the RCCC, through the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s
Regional Coordinators, provide advice and feedback on State wide, regional and local issues and on
issues associated with implementation in rural communities of the State Plan priorities.




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14. Local integration of educational resources and regional development needs and
    opportunities
The Taskforce recommends that the NSW Government:
a)    Through the Department of Education and Training and in partnership with the Department of
      State and Regional Development and other relevant agencies, pursue opportunities to develop
      partnerships for new local and regional models of training and skills development, linking
      community, business and education providers to local employment needs and opportunities.
b)    The Taskforce recommends that the Government closely examine the Gwydir Learning Region
      Model and its potential for application in other rural areas.

15. Library network funding
The Taskforce recommends that in recognition of the vital role that public libraries play in the
education of people of all ages, the NSW Government urgently review the funding it provides to public
libraries, particularly in rural and regional communities, with a view to increasing its contribution to a
significant proportion of the required revenue. In conducting this review, opportunities to better link
public libraries to broader educational and training opportunities and use of broadband should be
considered.

16. Support for rural communities
The Taskforce recommends that the NSW Government review the program employing Drought
Support Workers to consider:
a)    Extending the program for the purposes of drought support until the end of 2009, to assist
      individuals and families to recover from the drought, the effects of which is expected to last for
      at least another eighteen months to two years;
b)    During this period review these positions with a view to continuing them with a role to support
      individuals and families in rural communities which are facing challenges and change due to
      other factors such as demographic shift, industry realignment, and climate change.

17. Public School maintenance
The Taskforce recommends that the NSW Government enhance the funding provided to meet public
school infrastructure maintenance needs and review the support structures for asset management
(including ICT) in local public schools in rural and regional areas.

18. Employment, education and training for Aboriginal people
a)    The Taskforce recommends that the NSW Government expands the Job Compact Strategy to
      cover Aboriginal people in all major regional centres. Further, that as part of this process multi-
      agency responses which should include Job network providers are developed detailing
      Educational/Employment strategies for a region. These should be included within the
      responsibilities of each of the Regional Engagement Groups established to support State Plan
      Priority F1)
b)    The Taskforce recommends that in the interest of improved educational/employment outcomes
      for young people, that where the Department of Education and Training identifies a student
      with significant social welfare issues, that this is case managed with key service providers.




NSW Rural and Regional Task Force                    Report to the Premier

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                                        Lockhart Shire Council
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19. Regional Air Services
The Taskforce recommends that the NSW Government:
a)    Examine the changing dynamics of passenger airline services in regional New South Wales and
      liaise with the Commonwealth Government in relation to appropriate measures to balance the
      reasonable service needs for regional communities with commercial marketplace imperatives
      (including offsetting the costs for appropriate security upgrades at regional airports).
b)    Actively encourage and support the commencement of jet services to key regional NSW ports
      by airline industry participants.
c)    Undertake an immediate review of the 28 recommendations made in the Commonwealth
      Government's Inquiry into Commercial Regional Aviation Services in Australia and the
      subsequent State Government Inquiry on Regional Air Services.
d)    Move to implement relevant recommendations from Regional Air Services Inquiries particularly
      those that seek to increase sustained competition between regional airlines.
e)    Consider increasing subsidies for NSW regional air services, particularly for smaller centres.

20. Regional Investment Attraction and Relocation Marketing Initiatives
The Taskforce recommends that the NSW Government convene a dedicated group involving local
government, relevant representatives from NSW and Commonwealth Government agencies and the
proponents of existing regional investment attraction initiatives (such as the C-Change Bureau,
Regional Cities Joint Marketing Initiative, Evocities & Country Week) towards defining a co-ordinated
and focused Regional Investment Attraction and Relocation Marketing Strategy for NSW. This
strategy, which may incorporate parts of existing initiatives, would form the basis of a packaged joint
funding agreement between the three levels of Government.

21. Payroll Tax Incentives for Regional Business Investment and Business
    Regulation Reform
The Taskforce recommends that the NSW Government:
a)    Widen the geographic eligibility criteria of the existing Payroll Tax Incentive Scheme to
      incorporate regions or sub-regions consistently experiencing population decline/out-migration.
b)    Apply incentives to new or expanding businesses that are able to move their base of operation
      (i.e. it would not apply to industries such as mining).
c)    Advocate with the Commonwealth Government that it review and where possible implement
      zonal income taxation regions targeting rural and regional locations with population decline, to
      encourage business relocation and create an environment in regional centres conducive to
      business development, attraction and expansion.
d)    Develop red-tape reduction and compliance cost minimisation programs for small to medium
      sized businesses across NSW.

22. Support for Regional Arts
The Taskforce recommends that the NSW Government dedicate resources within the Ministry for the
Arts focused on encouraging the growth of arts industries, activities and individual artists in regional
areas




NSW Rural and Regional Task Force                    Report to the Premier

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                                                                               CHAIRPERSON
Attachment 2 to the Business Paper of the
Ordinary Monthly Meeting held 19 May 2008



   ITEM 12 – QUARTERLY PERFORMANCE REVIEW
                TO 31 MARCH 2008
                                       Lockhart Shire Council
                                  Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

                          Performance Review Report
1.    GOVERNANCE
      1.1   Awards Consultative Committee
            Consultative Committee have held meetings during February and March 2007.
            Discussion took place in relation to position restructures in Technical Services.
            Recommendations have been forwarded to the General Manager.

2.    ADMINISTRATION
      2.1   Corporate Support Services
            Prompt, courteous service given to customers. No complaints received.               Council’s
            Annual Report to the Residents is nearing completion.
      2.2   Finance
            Training is provided to staff in accordance with training plans. A report of all training over
            the last quarter is provided.
            Quarterly budget reviews for the quarter ended September, December, March and June
            have been submitted on time.
            A three year budget has been included in Council’s Management Plan.
      2.3   Council & Civic Activities
            Civic functions and activities are planned and conducted as required.
      2.4   Engineering & Works Support
            End of year projects were undertaken to complete the majority of budgeted capital works
            items.
      2.5   Fleet Management
            Council’s fleet is being replaced in accordance with the Management Plan.

3.    PUBLIC ORDER & SAFETY
      3.1   Fire Protection & Emergency Services
            Local Rural Fire Services operations continue to be effectively managed, with no major
            operational concerns, through the current Service Level Agreement. The vehicle fleet
            has been inspected and maintenance carried out in accordance with Council’s policy.
            The Fire Control Centre and Rail Precinct building is being utilised for operations and
            training. There were no significant events during the period.
      3.2   Animal Control
            Timely advice and information is provided to residents of the area regarding
            requirements for care and control of companion and other animals.
            The community is advised regarding the requirements to register companion animals, via
            media and personal approach where necessary.
            Rangers and Council staff have been patrolling villages for stray dogs and attending to
            complaints and issuing on-the-spot fines as appropriate. A contract remains in place
            with Wagga Wagga City Council for the provision of this service.

4.    HEALTH
      4.1   Inspection & Administration
            Educational material/programs provided where necessary.
            All prescribed/regulated premises are monitored to ensure compliance with relevant Acts
            and Regulations.
            Owners of premises are kept up to date with legislative requirements and education
            material is distributed where appropriate.


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                                       Lockhart Shire Council
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      4.2   Food Inspection
            Notification of food recalls to relevant premises where health implications involved.
            General advice provided regarding the proposed changes to food legislation and what is
            generally accepted as a commercial food preparation area.
            All food premises will be inspected at least twice yearly and more often where
            appropriate to ensure compliance with legislative requirements.
            A file record of all food premises is maintained.
            Education will be provided to food handlers where appropriate.

5.    COMMUNITY SERVICES
      5.1   Youth Activities
            Council, in conjunction with Greater Hume Shire Council, share a Youth Development
            Officer. The Youth Steering Committee meets regularly to plan and review youth
            activities.
      5.2   Aged Care, Housing & Disabled Services
            Maintenance and repair works to aged accommodation carried out expeditiously and in a
            satisfactory manner.
            The needs for aged accommodation in the Shire are being monitored. Magnolia Lodge
            has two (2) vacancies, which have been advertised throughout the community.
            Notification has now been received that the application to the Federal Government
            submitted by Lutheran Aged Care has been successful with the awarding of licences for
            30 beds for this facility. Council is currently engaged in the assessment of the
            development application for the facility.

6.    HOUSING & COMMUNITY AMENITIES
      6.1   Housing
            Routine inspections carried out where necessary.
            Repairs and maintenance to Council dwellings carried out in a timely and satisfactory
            manner.
            Council’s residence at 47 Hebden Street is currently occupied.
      6.2   Town Planning
            Timely and accurate advice provided on matters relative to development, planning and
            building.
            The provisions of the Lockhart Local Environment Plan are kept in an up-to-date form
            and applied to relevant development.
            On 17 September 2007 at its Ordinary Meeting, Council resolved to begin the process of
            reviewing the Lockhart Local Environmental Plan 2004 (the LEP) as required by the
            State Government.
            The Section 94 contributions plan is being correctly applied and administered.
            Inspections are carried out as required, to ensure building works comply with approval
            granted.
            Inspections of public buildings are carried out to ensure compliance with fire safety
            standards.
      6.3   Street & Gutter Cleaning
            Street and gutter cleaning in main urban locations has been continuing with minimal
            complaints being received.
      6.4   Urban Stormwater Drainage
            Drainage improvements have occurred through kerb and gutter maintenance and
            ongoing cleaning and maintenance of drainage structures.


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                                      Lockhart Shire Council
                                 Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

      6.5   Public Cemeteries
            Maintenance of records and facilities in accordance with requirements.
            No complaints have been recorded.
      6.6   Public Conveniences
            The general cleaning of toilets in Lockhart continues to be undertaken via contract,
            ongoing repairs and replacements continue as required. No major complaints have been
            received.

7.    SEWERAGE SERVICES
          A major cleaning program has commenced in the sewerage system. Approximately two
          thirds of the Lockhart system has been cleaned in the period. The program will continue
          until complete.
            Lockhart, Yerong Creek and The Rock schemes are operating satisfactorily.

8.    RECREATION & CULTURE
      8.1   Public Libraries
            Delegates have been attending meetings of the Riverina Regional Library. Instalments
            to the Regional Library are paid at quarterly intervals.
      8.2   Museum & Cultural Activities
            Liaison has taken place with the Museum regarding availability of grants for small, local
            projects. A strategic plan aimed at collection policy and succession planning is being
            formulated.
            The appointment of Mrs Libby Newell as Council’s Museum’s consultant continues to
            bring success. Council is in contact with Museums and Galleries, NSW to ensure the
            continuation of the program.
      8.3   Swimming Pools
            Maintenance requirements have been identified and are programmed leading up to the
            forthcoming swimming season. Contractors for the season have been arranged.
      8.4   Sport & Recreation Facilities
            Liaison with the various management committees continues to determine works
            priorities.
            Parks maintenance continues with no complaints being received. Regular inspections
            continue to ensure playgrounds and facilities are safe and maintained.
      8.5   Public Halls
            Management committees assisted as requested. Routine fire equipment checking has
            been undertaken.

9.    MINING, MANUFACTURING & CONSTRUCTION
      9.1   Quarries & Pits
            Gravel pits operating without problems. Contract winning of material being carried out to
            coincide with construction and maintenance requirements of Council’s works program.

10.   TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION
      10.1 Roads & Streets
           The road network is being maintained in accordance with Council policies and
           management plan.
            Future works were identified in preparation of the 2008/2011 Management Plan.
      10.2 Bridges
           Performance targets being met.




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                                        Lockhart Shire Council
                                   Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

      10.3 Kerb & Guttering
           Complaints of ponding problems continue to occur intermittently due to flat grades and
           minor fluctuations in level through ground movement and tree roots.
            Maintenance needs are being prioritised for repair.
            All owner contributions have been levied.
      10.4 Footpaths
           Maintenance works continue to be undertaken.
      10.5 Tree Planting
           New plantings have been programmed to coincide with conducive weather conditions.
      10.6 Street Lighting
           Night inspections have occurred of the towns and villages. Faults are being reported as
           detected.
      10.7 Aerodromes
           Inspections and maintenance is being carried out to comply with requirements. Ongoing
           lease agreements were negotiated.

11.   ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
      11.1 Caravan Parks
           Positive comments continue to be received regarding appearance. Routine maintenance
           is up to date.
      11.2 Tourism & Area Promotion
           Brochures have been delivered to neighbouring Tourist Information Centres when
           needed.
            Information packs for new residents are available.       Existing brochures are being
            revamped.
      11.3 Shops & Offices
           Maintenance and repairs to Council’s commercial buildings have been carried out as
           required.
      11.4 Private Works
           Private Works are being carried out when requested, with minimal disruption to normal
           works programming. The generally dry seasons have seen a decline in work requests.

12.   ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
      12.1 Noxious Plants & Pest Control
           Property inspections continue to be carried out to monitor and control weed infestations.
           Funding assistance continues to be applied for, in order to carry out inspection and
           control.
            Funding applications for Group Projects (Regional Weeds) have been submitted.
      12.2 Waste Management
           All landfills are operating to expectation.
      12.3 Landcare & Catchment Management
           Liaison with Landcare groups and installation of signage along roadsides has occurred.
           New plantings in North Common and hospital triangle will be monitored.
      12.4 Environmental Monitoring
           Normal monitoring continues and any complaints have been dealt with as required.
            Timely advice and information is provided to the public, as required, on ways and means
            to enhance or protect the environment and prevent pollution.




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                                                                           CHAIRPERSON
                                           Lockhart Shire Council
                                      Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

                                   Rate Collection Report
                                        Period Ended 31 March 2008

                                                                                                       Percent of
                                       No of        Balances at         No of         Balances at
                                                                                                      original levy
                                    Assessments     Original Levy    Assessments       30/03/08
                                                                                                     due to Council


SUMMARY OF BALANCES

Arrears                                                104,935.77                        67,443.40            64.27
Rates & Charges                                      2,066,582.49                       503,248.15            24.35
(Net of Pensioner Rebates)                           2,171,518.26                       570,691.55            26.28


When Payment Falls Due

Arrears - Now Due                                      104,935.77                        67,443.40            64.27

Instalment No. 1 - 31/08/07                  2447      526,193.49                        19,423.51             3.69
Instalment No. 2 - 30/11/07                  2447      513,463.00                        23,108.27             4.50
Instalment No. 3 - 28/02/08                  2447      513,463.00                        44,281.60             8.62
Instalment No. 4 - 31/05/08                  2447      513,463.00                       416,434.77            81.10
                                                     2,171,518.26                       570,691.55            26.28




                              RATES HISTORY COLLECTION CHART
          80
          70
          60
          50
      % 40                                                                           % COLLECTED
          30                                                                         % OUTSTANDING
          20
          10
           0
                PE 31    PE 31    PE 31    PE 31    PE 31
               Mar 2004 Mar 2005 Mar 2006 Mar 2007 Mar 2008


     Summary: The last four years' data indicates a consistent percentage of the main rate levy and arrears
collected/outstanding for this time of the year. This years reduction in the percentage collected is a reflection of
                                  the continuing drought conditions in rural areas.




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                                                                                      CHAIRPERSON
                                       Lockhart Shire Council
                                  Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

                          Training/Conference Report
           Training Courses Attended 1 January to 31 March 2008

February           R C Crawford                    OHS Training                 Wagga Employ. Skill
                                                                                     Service

February           R C Crawford          Proficiency Inspection/Certification

February           R C Crawford                    Fire Protection

February            P Wooden                  AQF3 Chemical Training            NSW Dept Primary
                    A Oxenburg                                                     Industries

January              M Mildren                      FBT Training                      TAXED

January              M Mildren                    Outlook Training              Lingford Consulting

February             L Krebser                 Rates Officer Training                Coalface

February             S Wiggins                      Cert IV OHS                       TAFE

February             S Wiggins              OHS Consultation Training           Wagga Employ. Skill
                                                                                     Service

March                                               Web Training                     Practical

March                M Mildren              Public Access to Information              LGSA

March               C Gallagher           Build/Finance LGC Conference




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                                                                              CHAIRPERSON
Attachment 3 to the Business Paper of the
Ordinary Monthly Meeting held 19 May 2008



     ITEM 13 – QUARTERLY BUDGET REVIEW
               TO 31 MARCH 2008
                                                                      Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                 Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008



             BUDGET SUMMARY - ESTIMATE OF INCOME & EXPENDITURE

                                             CONSOLIDATED             REVISED            REVISED              REVISED             ORIGINAL
                                              BUDGET AT              BUDGET AT          BUDGET AT            BUDGET AT         CONSOLIDATED
                                                01.07.07              30.09.07           31.12.07             30.03.08          07/08 BUDGET
Function
Governance                                           -$127,308            -$127,308           -$127,128           -$124,004            -$127,308
Administration                                      $2,173,858           $2,200,944          $2,249,207          $2,393,438           $2,173,858
Public Order & Safety                                -$114,435            -$114,435           -$112,550           -$111,750            -$114,435
Health                                                -$90,212             -$90,212            -$91,427            -$93,627             -$82,912
Community Services & Education                        -$36,219             -$46,139            -$43,258            -$45,658             -$33,819
Housing & Community Amenities                        -$196,337            -$196,337           -$206,081           -$191,551            -$164,397
Recreation & Culture                                 -$410,336            -$410,336           -$415,195           -$435,195            -$366,261
Mining Manufacturing & Construction                     $2,800               $2,800              $2,800              $2,800               $2,800
Transport & Communication                             $365,516             $381,891            $381,891            $398,191             $365,516
Economic Affairs                                      -$16,731             -$16,731            -$15,731            -$29,384             -$16,731
Sewerage                                                $2,767               $2,767             -$8,982            -$25,602               $2,767
TOTAL                                               $1,553,364           $1,586,905          $1,613,547          $1,737,659           $1,639,079
PLUS: Depreciation                                  $1,823,735           $1,823,735          $1,823,735          $1,823,735           $1,819,302
Sub total                                           $3,377,099           $3,410,640          $3,437,282          $3,561,394           $3,458,381
PLUS/LESS: Movement in Restricted Assets              $314,119             $793,536            $793,536          $1,463,795             $314,119
Sub total                                           $3,691,218           $4,204,176          $4,230,818          $5,025,189           $3,772,500
PLUS non-operational funds employed                   $198,246             $217,046            $217,046            $197,046             $198,246
Sub total                                           $3,889,464           $4,421,222          $4,447,864          $5,222,235           $3,970,746
LESS: fund employed for non operational
Purposes                                            $3,953,823           $4,442,120          $4,442,120          $5,052,379           $3,953,823
EST. BUDGET SUPLUS/DEFICIT                          -$64,359             -$20,898                 $5,744         $169,856              $16,923


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                                                                                                                                          CHAIRPERSON
                                                                     Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                            Revised Budget at                                  Revised Budget at
    GENERAL FUND                                 31.12.07                MAR 08 QBR                 31.03.08            ORIGINAL BUDGET        Mar QBR Comments
                                          Revenue   Expenses        Revenue Expenses         Revenue    Expenses      Revenue   Expenses
GOVERNANCE

Expenses
   Councillors Travel Exp & Sustenance           $0      $12,500                   -$2,500          $0     $10,000                  $12,500
   Uniform Expenses - Councillors                $0         $200                                    $0        $200                     $500
   Mayoral Allowance                             $0       $8,863                                    $0      $8,863                   $8,863
   Councillors Fees                              $0      $65,878                                    $0     $65,878                  $65,878
   Delegates Expenses - Councillors              $0       $8,500                   -$1,500          $0      $7,000                   $8,500
   Members Accident Insurance                    $0       $9,074                   -$2,124          $0      $6,950                   $9,074
   Election Expenses, Rolls Etc.,                $0       $8,000                                    $0      $8,000                   $8,000
   Sustenance, Meals - Council                   $0       $1,000                    $3,000          $0      $4,000                   $1,000
   Subscription to Shires Association            $0      $13,113                                    $0     $13,113                  $12,993
                                                 $0     $127,128          $0       -$3,124          $0    $124,004           $0    $127,308
    GOVERNANCE TOTAL                                    -$127,128                   $3,124                -$124,004                -$127,308

ADMINISTRATION
CORPORATE SUPPORT
Income
    Street Stalls                               $113                     $27                      $140                      $100
    Certificates - Section 603                $5,500                                            $5,500                    $5,500
    Sundry Admin Income                      $15,000                  -$5,000                  $10,000                   $15,000
    Certificates - Section 735A/121ZP           $200                                              $200                      $200
    Telstra Group Plan Discounts              $1,300                    $175                    $1,475                    $1,300
    Morning Tea Contributions                 $1,050                                            $1,050                    $1,050
    Urgency Fees                                 $70                                               $70                      $150
    Insurance Premium Refund                      $0                  $31,900                  $31,900
    Employees Contrib to Vehicle Exps         $2,080                                            $2,080                    $2,080
    Hire/Rental of Council Chambers              $50                                               $50                      $200
    Hire/Rental of Fire Control Centre           $40                                               $40                      $100
    StateCover Performace Rebate             $12,500                  -$8,000                   $4,500                   $12,500
    OHS - Incentive payment                   $5,100                     $356                   $5,456                    $5,100
    Admin payable by other funds             $31,000                                           $31,000                   $31,000




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                                                                                                                                           CHAIRPERSON
                                                                      Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                 Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                             Revised Budget at                                  Revised Budget at
    GENERAL FUND                                  31.12.07               MAR 08 QBR                  31.03.08           ORIGINAL BUDGET       Mar QBR Comments
                                           Revenue   Expenses       Revenue Expenses          Revenue    Expenses     Revenue   Expenses
Expenses
   Admin - Salaries & Allowances                         $406,173                                          $406,173               $406,173
   Administration - Travelling                            $10,000                                           $10,000                $10,000
   Administration - Sick Leave                            $15,025                                           $15,025                $15,025
   Administration - Annual Leave                          $37,562                                           $37,562                $37,562
   Administration - Long Service Leave                    $11,517                                           $11,517                $11,517
   Administration - Public Holidays                       $18,030                                           $18,030                $18,030
   Administration - Superannuation                        $43,948                                           $43,948                $43,948
   Contribution for Corporate Uniforms                       $750                                              $750                   $750
   Administration - W/Comp Ins                            $22,369                                           $22,369                $22,369
   Administration - FBT                                    $3,000                                            $3,000                 $3,000
   Administration - Training                              $15,000                   $4,000                  $19,000                $15,000
   Administration - Medical Exps                              $99                                               $99
   Interest on Credit Card                                   $143                                              $143
   Interest - Loans                                       $26,764                                           $26,764                 $26,764
   Bank Charges                                            $6,500                   $3,500                  $10,000                  $6,500
                                                                                                                                              Amount previously
    Admin - Office equipment replacement                       $0                  $15,000                  $15,000                           capitalised
    Admin Photocopier Maint Agreement                     $18,390                                           $18,390                $18,390
    Practical - Maintenance Agreement                     $15,997                                           $15,997                $15,997
    Audit Fees                                            $14,850                                           $14,850                $14,850
    Bad & Doubtful Debts                                     $250                                              $250                   $500
    Legal Expenses                                         $5,000                                            $5,000                 $5,000
    Insurances                                           $133,716                 -$78,853                  $54,863               $133,716
    Admin Electricity                                      $6,500                   $3,500                  $10,000                 $6,500
    Telephone Expenses                                    $21,500                                           $21,500                $21,500
    Admin Bldgs Rates on Council Prop                      $2,298                                            $2,298                 $2,330
    Administration - Advertising                           $8,000                  -$2,500                   $5,500                $11,000
    Sundry Administration Expenses                        $35,000                                           $35,000                $35,000
    Valuation Fees                                        $20,000                                           $20,000                $20,000
    Postages                                               $6,500                                            $6,500                 $7,000
    Admin - Printing & Stationery                         $30,000                   $9,500                  $39,500                $20,000
    Admin - Repairs & Maint                               $25,000                                           $25,000                $30,000
    Medical Centre - Repairs & Maint                       $1,000                      $500                  $1,500                 $1,000



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                                                                                                                                          CHAIRPERSON
                                                                      Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                 Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                             Revised Budget at                                   Revised Budget at
    GENERAL FUND                                  31.12.07                MAR 08 QBR                  31.03.08             ORIGINAL BUDGET         Mar QBR Comments
                                           Revenue   Expenses        Revenue Expenses          Revenue    Expenses       Revenue   Expenses
Expenses
   Admin Cleaning Costs                                    $15,000                                            $15,000                  $15,000
   Subscriptions                                            $5,000                      $500                   $5,500                   $5,000
   Sundry Office Expenses                                     $400                                               $400                     $400
   Office Equipment - Depreciation                         $13,500                                            $13,500                  $13,500
   Furniture & Fittings - Depreciation                      $2,900                                             $2,900                   $2,900
   Admin Buildings - Depreciation                           $5,680                                             $5,680                   $5,680
                                             $74,003    $1,003,360     $19,458    -$44,853        $93,461    $958,507       $74,280 $1,001,900

CORPORATE SUPPORT TOTAL                                  -$929,357                 $64,311                   -$865,046                 -$927,620
GENERAL REVENUE
Income
    Ordinary Farmland Rate                 $1,354,803                                          $1,354,803                $1,354,803
    Ordinary Residential Rate - Occupied       $5,721                                              $5,721                    $5,721
    Ordinary Resident Rate - Unoccupied        $9,201                                              $9,201                    $9,201
    Rural Residential Rate                    $23,459                                             $23,459                   $23,459
    Ordinary Business Rate                    $12,480                                             $12,480                   $12,480
    Business Rural Vacant                      $3,553                                              $3,553                    $3,553
    Lockhart Residential Rate                $102,953                                            $102,953                  $102,953
    Lockhart Business Rate                    $40,675                                             $40,675                   $40,675
    The Rock Residential Rate                 $84,987                                             $84,987                   $84,987
    The Rock Business                         $14,828                                             $14,828                   $14,828
    Yerong Creek Residential Rate             $14,014                                             $14,014                   $14,014
    Yerong Creek Business Rate                 $2,051                                              $2,051                    $2,051
    Interest on Investment                   $210,000                  $40,000                   $250,000                  $160,000
    Financial Assistance Grant             $1,475,448                                          $1,475,448                $1,448,362
    Grants - Pensioner Rate Subsidy           $16,500                                             $16,500                   $16,500
    Special Bushfire Services Rate            $96,670                                             $96,670                   $96,670
Expenses
    Less: Abandoned Rates Residential                      $30,000                                             $30,000                   $30,000
                                           $3,467,343      $30,000     $40,000          $0     $3,507,343      $30,000   $3,390,257      $30,000
GENERAL REVENUE TOTAL                                   $3,437,343                 $40,000                  $3,477,343                $3,360,257




This is page 43 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                            ___________________
                                                                                                                                               CHAIRPERSON
                                                                      Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                 Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                             Revised Budget at                                 Revised Budget at
    GENERAL FUND                                  31.12.07               MAR 08 QBR                 31.03.08           ORIGINAL BUDGET        Mar QBR Comments
                                           Revenue   Expenses       Revenue Expenses         Revenue    Expenses     Revenue   Expenses
ENGINEERING AND WORKS

Income
    Plant Hire Income                      $1,000,000                 $40,000                $1,040,000               $1,000,000
    Grant - DFR                               $15,934                                           $15,934                  $15,934
    RTA Heavy Vehicle Inspections              $1,500                                            $1,500                   $1,500
    Admin payable by other funds              $16,000                                           $16,000                  $16,000
Expenses
    Engineering - Salaries & Allowances                  $202,864                                         $202,864                 $202,864
    Engineers Travelling                                  $35,000                                          $35,000                  $35,000
    Engineering - Sick Leave                               $8,335                                           $8,335                   $8,335
    Engineering - Annual Leave                            $20,100                                          $20,100                  $20,100
    Engineering - Long Service Leave                       $5,607                                           $5,607                   $5,607
    Engineering - Public Holidays                         $10,002                                          $10,002                  $10,002
    Engineering - Superannuation                          $24,467                                          $24,467                  $24,467
    Engineering - W/Comp Insurance                         $8,948                                           $8,948                   $8,948
    Engineering - FBT                                      $2,496                                           $2,496                   $2,496
    Engineering - Training                                 $9,000                                           $9,000                   $9,000
    Engineering - Medical Exps                                 $0                     $170                    $170
    Public Liability Insurance                                 $0                   $2,610                  $2,610
    Depot Cleaning                                         $4,100                                           $4,100                   $4,100
    Engineering - Repairs & Maintenance                    $9,000                                           $9,000                   $9,000
    Engineering Sundry Expenses                              $500                   $4,000                  $4,500                     $500
    Engineering - Office Expenses                          $4,000                   $4,000                  $8,000                   $4,000
    Depot Expenses                                        $68,000                 -$20,000                 $48,000                  $68,000
    Depot Depreciation                                     $4,254                                           $4,254                   $4,254
    Engineering Equipment - Depreciation                     $392                                             $392                     $392
    2 Way Radios - Depreciation                            $1,115                                           $1,115                   $1,115
                                           $1,033,434    $418,179     $40,000      -$9,220   $1,073,434   $408,959    $1,033,434   $418,179
ENGINEERING AND WORKS TOTAL                              $615,255                  $49,220                $664,475                 $615,255




This is page 44 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                       ___________________
                                                                                                                                          CHAIRPERSON
                                                                      Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                 Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                             Revised Budget at                                 Revised Budget at
    GENERAL FUND                                  31.12.07               MAR 08 QBR                 31.03.08             ORIGINAL BUDGET         Mar QBR Comments
                                           Revenue   Expenses       Revenue Expenses         Revenue    Expenses       Revenue   Expenses
OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES

Expenses
   Outdoor Staff - W/Comp Insurances                      $79,533                                           $79,533                   $79,533
   Outdoor Staff - Training                               $25,000                   $8,000                  $33,000                   $25,000
   Outdoor Staff - Medical Expenses                            $0                   $1,300                   $1,300
   Plant Running Expenses                                $747,500                                          $747,500                  $540,000
   Tools & Minor Plant Repairs & Maint                    $22,000                                           $22,000                   $22,000
                                                  $0     $874,033         $0        $9,300          $0     $883,333           $0     $874,033
OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES TOTAL                            -$874,033                  -$9,300                 -$883,333                 -$874,033

ADMINISTRATION TOTAL                                   $2,249,207                 $144,231                $2,393,438                $2,173,858


PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY

FIRE PROTECTION - OTHER

Income
    B/Fire Prevention - Reimbursement        $21,763                                           $21,763                    $21,763
    Grants - Bushfire Claimable Expenses     $25,478                                           $25,478                    $25,478
Expenses
    Bush Fire - Contributions                            $115,626                                          $115,626                  $115,626
    Bush Fire - Rates on Council Prop                      $1,272                                            $1,272                    $1,272
    Claimable Bushfire Expenses                           $25,478                                           $25,478                   $25,478
    Cleaning - Control Centre                                $900                                              $900                    $1,800
                                             $47,241     $143,276         $0            $0      $47,241    $143,276       $47,241    $144,176
FIRE PROTECTION - OTHER TOTAL                            -$96,035                       $0                  -$96,035                  -$96,935




This is page 45 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                          ___________________
                                                                                                                                             CHAIRPERSON
                                                                     Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                            Revised Budget at                                   Revised Budget at
    GENERAL FUND                                 31.12.07                MAR 08 QBR                  31.03.08            ORIGINAL BUDGET        Mar QBR Comments
                                          Revenue   Expenses        Revenue Expenses          Revenue    Expenses      Revenue   Expenses
PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY
ANIMAL CONTROL

Income
    Dog Registration Fees                       $435                    $300                        $735
    Dog Impounding Fees                          $50                                                 $50                     $100
    Animal Control - Compan Animals Act       $1,200                                              $1,200                   $2,000
Expenses
    Dog Registration - Administration                       $600                                               $600                   $1,000
    Dog - Impounding                                      $1,000                     -$500                     $500                   $2,000
                                              $1,685      $1,600        $300         -$500        $1,985     $1,100        $2,100     $3,000
ANIMAL CONTROL TOTAL                                         $85                       $800                    $885                    -$900

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Expenses
   SES - Donation                                        $12,500                                            $12,500                  $12,500
   SES - Working Expenses                                 $3,500                                             $3,500                   $3,500
   Depreciation - Emergency Services                        $600                                               $600                     $600
                                                 $0      $16,600          $0            $0           $0     $16,600           $0     $16,600
EMERGENCY SERVICES TOTAL                                 -$16,600                       $0                  -$16,600                 -$16,600

PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY TOTAL                           -$112,550                      $800                -$111,750                -$114,435




This is page 46 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                         ___________________
                                                                                                                                            CHAIRPERSON
                                                                     Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                            Revised Budget at                                  Revised Budget at
    GENERAL FUND                                 31.12.07                MAR 08 QBR                 31.03.08            ORIGINAL BUDGET       Mar QBR Comments
                                          Revenue   Expenses        Revenue Expenses         Revenue    Expenses      Revenue   Expenses
HEALTH

ADMINISTRATION & INSPECTION

Income
    Licenses & Fees - Health Act.             $3,450                                             $3,450                   $3,700
    Licenses & Fees - Other Inspections         $500                                               $500                     $500
Expenses
    Health - Salaries & Allowances                       $25,742                                           $25,742                  $19,742
    Health - Travelling Expenses                          $3,000                                            $3,000                   $1,500
    Health - Sick Leave                                     $830                                              $830                     $830
    Health - Annual Leave                                   $415                                              $415                     $415
    Health - Long Service Leave                             $646                                              $646                     $646
    Health - Public Holidays                                $812                                              $812                     $812
    Health - Superannuation                               $2,784                                            $2,784                   $2,784
    Health - Workers Compensation                           $994                                              $994                     $994
    Health - Fringe Benefits Tax                            $500                                              $500                     $500
    Health - Training                                       $250                                              $250                     $250
    Health - Office Expenses                                $200                                              $200                     $200
    Health - Food Shop Inspections                        $3,700                                            $3,700                   $3,700
    Health - Other Health Inspection                        $125                                              $125                     $250
    Health - Advertising                                    $350                                              $350                     $150
    Health - Equipment Repairs & Mntce                        $0                                                $0
    Health - Subscriptions                                  $450                                              $450
    Health - Other Expenses                                   $0                                                $0
    Health - Loss on Sale                                     $0                                                $0
                                              $3,950     $40,799          $0            $0       $3,950    $40,799        $4,200    $32,774
ADMINISTRATION & INSPECTION TOTAL                        -$36,849                       $0                 -$36,849                -$28,574




This is page 47 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                       ___________________
                                                                                                                                          CHAIRPERSON
                                                                     Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                            Revised Budget at                                  Revised Budget at
    GENERAL FUND                                 31.12.07                MAR 08 QBR                 31.03.08            ORIGINAL BUDGET       Mar QBR Comments
                                          Revenue   Expenses        Revenue Expenses         Revenue    Expenses      Revenue   Expenses
HEALTH
INSECT/VERMIN CONTROL

Expenses
   Destruction of Pests                          $0       $4,300                                    $0      $4,300                   $7,300
                                                 $0       $4,300          $0            $0          $0      $4,300           $0      $7,300
INSECT/VERMIN CONTROL TOTAL                               -$4,300                       $0                  -$4,300                 -$7,300

NOXIOUS PLANTS

Income
    Grants - Inspectorial - Nox Weeds        $35,600                                           $35,600                   $30,600
    Grants - VCL - Noxious Pests              $3,000                                            $3,000                    $3,000
    Grants - Regional - Noxious Weeds         $7,400                                            $7,400                    $7,400
    Grants - MCMA - Proj Services Agree      $15,205                                           $15,205                   $15,205
Expenses
    Nox Weeds - Inspectors Salary                        $30,760                                           $30,760                  $33,760
    Nox Weeds - Travelling                                $5,000                                            $5,000                   $6,000
    Noxious Weeds - Sick Leave                            $1,249                                            $1,249                   $1,249
    Noxious Weeds - Annual Leave                          $3,123                                            $3,123                   $3,123
    Noxious Weeds - Long Service Leave                      $972                                              $972                     $972
    Noxious Weeds - Public Holidays                       $1,499                                            $1,499                   $1,499
    Noxious Weeds - Superannuation                        $3,654                                            $3,654                   $3,654
    Noxious Weeds - W/Comp Insurance                      $2,485                                            $2,485                   $2,485
    Noxious Weeds - Training                              $3,000                                            $3,000                   $3,000
    Local Weeds                                          $19,300                                           $19,300                  $19,300
    Regional Weeds                                       $25,900                                           $25,900                  $25,900
    Vacant Crown Land                                     $1,000                                            $1,000                   $1,000
    Noxious Weeds - Other Expenditure                     $2,800                                            $2,800                   $3,300
    Noxious Weeds - Publicity & Advert                    $4,300                                            $4,300                   $5,300
    Noxious Weeds - Contributions                         $1,140
                                             $61,205    $106,184          $0            $0     $61,205    $106,184       $56,205   $110,544
NOXIOUS PLANTS TOTAL                                     -$44,979                       $0                 -$44,979                -$54,339



This is page 48 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                       ___________________
                                                                                                                                          CHAIRPERSON
                                                                     Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                            Revised Budget at                                   Revised Budget at
    GENERAL FUND                                 31.12.07                MAR 08 QBR                  31.03.08            ORIGINAL BUDGET       Mar QBR Comments
                                          Revenue   Expenses        Revenue Expenses          Revenue    Expenses      Revenue   Expenses
OTHER

    Other Landcare Expenses                                $5,300                   $2,200                    $7,500
                                                 $0        $5,300         $0        $2,200           $0       $7,500          $0         $0
OTHER TOTAL                                               -$5,300                  -$2,200                   -$7,500                     $0

HEALTH TOTAL                                             -$91,427                  -$2,200                  -$93,627                -$82,912


COMMUNITY SERVICES & EDUCATION

YOUTH SERVICES

Income
    Grant - Youth Week                        $1,000                                              $1,000                   $1,000
Expenses
    Youth Services                                       $24,920                                            $24,920                 $15,000
    KABC Waste Watches                                    $1,000                       $400                  $1,400                  $1,200
                                              $1,000     $25,920          $0           $400       $1,000    $26,320        $1,000    $1,500
YOUTH SERVICES TOTAL                                     -$24,920                    -$400                  -$25,320                -$14,000

AGED & DISABLED

Expenses
   Senior Citizens Week - Donations                         $600                                               $600                    $600
                                                 $0         $600          $0            $0           $0        $600           $0       $600
                                                           -$600                        $0                    -$600                    $600




This is page 49 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                        ___________________
                                                                                                                                           CHAIRPERSON
                                                                      Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                 Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                             Revised Budget at                                 Revised Budget at
    GENERAL FUND                                  31.12.07               MAR 08 QBR                 31.03.08           ORIGINAL BUDGET        Mar QBR Comments
                                           Revenue   Expenses       Revenue Expenses         Revenue    Expenses     Revenue   Expenses
COMMUNITY SERVICES & EDUCATION
MAGNOLIA LODGE STAGE 1

Income
    Magnolia Lodge 1 - Rent                  $15,600                                            $15,600                 $15,600
Expenses
    Magnolia Lodge 1 - Insurance etc.                      $5,700                  -$3,000                  $2,700                   $5,700
    Magnolia Lodge 1 - Electricity                           $670                                             $670                     $670
    Magnolia Lodge 1 - Rate on Cncl Prop                   $3,350                                           $3,350                   $3,350
    Depreciation - Magnolia Lodge                          $2,995                                           $2,995                   $2,995
    Magnolia Lodge - Vita Call Support                     $1,854                                           $1,854                   $1,854
    Magnolia Lodge 1 - Repairs and Mntce                  $10,571                                          $10,571                  $13,933
                                             $15,600      $25,140         $0       -$3,000     $15,600     $22,140      $15,600     $28,502
MAGNOLIA LODGE STAGE 1 TOTAL                              -$9,540                   $3,000                 -$6,540                 -$12,902

MAGNOLIA LODGE STAGE 2

Income
    Magnolia Lodge 2 - Rent                   $7,800                                              $7,800                 $7,800
Expenses
    Magnolia Lodge 2 - Insurance etc.                      $2,850                  -$1,000                  $1,850                   $2,850
    Magnolia Lodge 2 - Electricity                           $335                                             $335                     $335
    Magnolia Lodge 2 - Rate on Cncl Prop                   $2,500                                           $2,500                   $2,500
    Depreciation - Magnolia Lodge                          $1,438                                           $1,438                   $1,438
    Magnolia Lodge - Vita Call Support                       $927                                             $927                     $927
    Magnolia Lodge 2 - Repairs and Mntce                   $6,967                                           $6,967                   $6,967
                                              $7,800      $15,017         $0       -$1,000        $7,800   $14,017       $7,800     $15,017
MAGNOLIA LODGE STAGE 2 TOTAL                              -$7,217                   $1,000                 -$6,217                  -$7,217




This is page 50 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                       ___________________
                                                                                                                                          CHAIRPERSON
                                                                      Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                 Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                            Revised Budget at                                  Revised Budget at
    GENERAL FUND                                 31.12.07                 MAR 08 QBR                31.03.08              ORIGINAL BUDGET      Mar QBR Comments
                                          Revenue   Expenses         Revenue Expenses        Revenue    Expenses        Revenue   Expenses
COMMUNITY SERVICES & EDUCATION
THE ROCK AGED CARE FACILITY

Expenses
   Expenses                                                 $681                                              $681
                                                 $0         $681           $0           $0          $0        $681             $0       $300
                                                           -$681                        $0                   -$681                     -$300
THE ROCK MEDICAL CENTRE

Income
    Grant - The Rock Medical Centre                                        $0                       $0
Expenses
    Expenses                                                    $0                                                 $0
                                                 $0             $0         $0           $0          $0             $0          $0        $0
                                                                $0                      $0                         $0                    $0

AGED & DISABLED TOTAL                                    -$18,038                                          -$14,038                 -$19,819

EDUCATION

Expenses
   Education - Sundry Expenditure                           $300                        $0                    $300                      $300
                                                 $0         $300           $0           $0          $0        $300             $0       $300
EDUCATION TOTAL                                            -$300                        $0                   -$300                     -$300




This is page 51 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                        ___________________
                                                                                                                                           CHAIRPERSON
                                                                      Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                 Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                            Revised Budget at                                  Revised Budget at
    GENERAL FUND                                 31.12.07                 MAR 08 QBR                31.03.08            ORIGINAL BUDGET       Mar QBR Comments
                                          Revenue   Expenses         Revenue Expenses        Revenue    Expenses      Revenue   Expenses
OTHER COMMMUNITY SERVICES

Expenses
   Subsidy - Pleasant Hills Hotel                               $0                  $6,000                  $6,000                    $300
                                                 $0             $0         $0       $6,000          $0      $6,000           $0       $300
TOTAL OTHER COMMUNITY SERVICES                                  $0                 -$6,000                  -$6,000                   -$300

COMMUNITY SERVICES & EDUCATION TOTAL                     -$43,258                  -$2,400                 -$45,658                -$33,819


HOUSING & COMMUNITY AMENITIES

HOUSING

    Depreciation - Dwellings                             $15,970                                           $15,970                  $15,970
                                                 $0      $15,970           $0           $0          $0     $15,970           $0     $15,970
                                                         -$15,970                       $0                 -$15,970                 $15,970
COUNCIL HOUSING

Income
    Rents - Council Dwellings                $21,705                                           $21,705                   $21,705
Expenses
    Dwellings - Insurance etc.                            $9,531                                            $9,531                   $9,531
    Dwellings - Repairs and Mntce                        $20,000                                           $20,000                  $20,000
                                             $21,705     $29,531           $0           $0     $21,705     $29,531       $21,705    $29,531
COUNCIL HOUSING TOTAL                                     -$7,826                       $0                  -$7,826                 -$7,826




This is page 52 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                       ___________________
                                                                                                                                          CHAIRPERSON
                                                                     Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                            Revised Budget at                                  Revised Budget at
    GENERAL FUND                                 31.12.07                MAR 08 QBR                 31.03.08            ORIGINAL BUDGET       Mar QBR Comments
                                          Revenue   Expenses        Revenue Expenses         Revenue    Expenses      Revenue   Expenses
OTHER COMMMUNITY SERVICES
YOUTH FLATS

Income
    Youth Flats - Rents                       $7,480                                             $7,480                  $12,480
Expenses
    Youth Flats - Rates on Council Prop
    Youth Flats - Repairs and Mntce                       $7,000                                            $7,000                   $7,000
                                              $7,480      $7,000          $0            $0       $7,480     $7,000       $12,480     $7,000
YOUTH FLATS TOTAL                                           $480                        $0                    $480                   $5,480

HOUSING TOTAL                                            -$23,316                       $0                 -$23,316                 $13,624

TOWN PLANNING

Income
    Development Application                  $19,500                                           $19,500                   $18,000
    Subdivision / Strata Fees                   $800                                              $800                    $1,600
    149(2) &149(5)Certificates                $5,500                                            $5,500                    $5,500
    Building (Construction) Certificate      $15,000                                           $15,000                    $9,000
    Solid Fuel / Oil Heater                     $440                                              $440                      $240
    Compliance Certificate                      $284                                              $284                      $184
    Occupation Certificate                    $2,250                   $1,500                   $3,750                    $2,250
    Building Certificate - S. 149D              $800                     $700                   $1,500                      $200
    TP - Commission - LSL Payments              $300                                              $300                      $300
    TP - Other Revenue                          $450                                              $450                      $450




This is page 53 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                       ___________________
                                                                                                                                          CHAIRPERSON
                                                                       Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                  Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                           Revised Budget at                                  Revised Budget at
    GENERAL FUND                                31.12.07               MAR 08 QBR                  31.03.08            ORIGINAL BUDGET       Mar QBR Comments
                                         Revenue   Expenses       Revenue Expenses          Revenue    Expenses      Revenue   Expenses
TOWN PLANNING
Expenses
   Town Planning - Salaries & Wages                     $78,966                                           $78,966                  $78,966
   Town Planning - Travelling Expenses                  $10,000                                           $10,000
   Town Planning - Sick Leave                            $2,553                                            $2,553                   $2,553
   Town Planning - Annual Leave                          $1,277                                            $1,277                   $1,277
   Town Planning - Long Service Leave                    $1,470                                            $1,470                   $1,470
   Town Planning - Public Holidays                       $3,248                                            $3,248                   $3,248
   Town Planning - Superannuation                       $11,138                                           $11,138                  $11,138
   Town Planning - Workers Comp Ins                      $2,485                                            $2,485                   $2,485
   Town Planning - Fringe Benefits Tax                   $1,000                                            $1,000                   $1,000
   Town Planning - Training                                $500                      $750                  $1,250                     $500
   Town Planning - Medical Expenses                         $99                                               $99
   Town Planning - Legal Expenses                          $500                                              $500                    $500
   Town Planning - Office Expenses                         $250                                              $250                    $250
   Town Planning - Advertising                             $750                                              $750                    $350
   Town Planning - Sundry Expenses                         $165
                                           $45,324     $114,401      $2,200          $750     $47,524    $115,151       $37,724   $103,737
TOWN PLANNING TOTAL                                    -$69,077                 $1,450                    -$67,627                -$66,013

DOMESTIC WASTE MANAGEMENT

Income
    DWM Charge - Occupied Property        $143,982                                           $143,982                  $143,982
    DWM Charge - Vacant Property            $4,042                                             $4,042                    $4,042
    Tipping Fees                           $13,321                                            $13,321                   $14,321
    Scrap Metal Sales - from tips           $6,500                                             $6,500                    $6,000
    Garbage - Sale of Big Bins                $220                    $380                       $600
    Septic Tank Permits                     $1,900                    $850                     $2,750                      $800
    DWM - Pensioner Rebate                  $9,388                                             $9,388                    $9,388
Expenses
    Tidy Towns Expenses                                  $2,000                                            $2,000                   $2,000
    Kerbside Pickup Program                              $9,100                                            $9,100                  $10,600
    Less: Abandoned - Garbage Charges                   $17,069                                           $17,069                  $17,069
    Recycling Expenses                                   $3,500                                            $3,500                   $3,500
    Garbage - Contractors Charges                       $44,370                                           $44,370                  $44,370
    Rubbish Tips - Operations                          $144,000                                          $144,000                 $124,000
                                                           $                                                 $                        $

This is page 54 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                                ___________________
                                                                                                                                                   CHAIRPERSON
                                                                      Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                 Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                             Revised Budget at                                 Revised Budget at
    GENERAL FUND                                  31.12.07               MAR 08 QBR                 31.03.08            ORIGINAL BUDGET       Mar QBR Comments
                                           Revenue   Expenses       Revenue Expenses         Revenue    Expenses      Revenue   Expenses
DOMESTIC WASTE MANAGEMENT

Expenses
   Depreciation - Rubbish Tips                               $720                                             $720                     $720
                                            $179,353     $220,759      $1,230           $0    $180,583    $220,759      $178,533   $202,259
DOMESTIC WASTE MANAGEMENT TOTAL                          -$41,406                   $1,230                 -$40,176                -$23,726

STREET CLEANING

Expenses
   Street Cleaning - Repairs and Mntce                    $26,550                  -$5,300                 $21,250                  $34,550
                                                  $0      $26,550         $0       -$5,300          $0     $21,250           $0     $34,550
STREET CLEANING TOTAL                                    -$26,550                   $5,300                 -$21,250                -$34,550

URBAN STORMWATER DRAINAGE

Income
    S/Water Drain - Section 94 Cont             $300                      $0                      $300                     $300
Expenses
    S/Water Drain - Rate on Council Prop
    S/Water Drain - Repairs and Mntce                     $10,000                  -$2,500                  $7,500                  $12,000
    S/Water Drain - Depreciation                           $1,785                                           $1,785                   $1,785
                                                $300      $11,785         $0       -$2,500        $300      $9,285         $300     $13,785
URBAN STORMWATER DRAINAGE TOTAL                          -$11,485                   $2,500                  -$8,985                -$13,485

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Income
    Grant - Flood Study
Expenses
    Flood Mitigation - Repairs and Mntce                   $3,000                       $0                  $3,000                   $4,000
                                                  $0       $3,000         $0            $0          $0      $3,000           $0      $4,000
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TOTAL                            -$3,000                       $0                  -$3,000                 -$4,000



This is page 55 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                       ___________________
                                                                                                                                          CHAIRPERSON
                                                                     Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                            Revised Budget at                                  Revised Budget at
    GENERAL FUND                                 31.12.07                MAR 08 QBR                 31.03.08            ORIGINAL BUDGET        Mar QBR Comments
                                          Revenue   Expenses        Revenue Expenses         Revenue    Expenses      Revenue   Expenses
PUBLIC CEMETERIES

Income
    Public Cemeteries                        $39,000                                            $39,000                  $39,000
Expenses
    Public Cemeteries - Repairs & Mntce                  $45,000                                           $45,000                  $45,000
    Public Cemeteries - Depreciation                         $65                                               $65                      $65
                                             $39,000     $45,065          $0            $0     $39,000     $45,065       $39,000    $45,065

PUBLIC CEMETERIES TOTAL                                   -$6,065                       $0                  -$6,065                  -$6,065

PUBLIC CONVENIENCES

Expenses
   Public Privies - Cleaning                              $4,100                                            $4,100                   $4,100
   Public Toilets - Repairs and Mntce                    $15,000                   -$4,050                 $10,950                  $20,000
   Public Toilets - Depreciation                          $2,481                                            $2,481                   $2,481
                                                 $0      $21,581          $0       -$4,050          $0     $17,531           $0     $26,581
PUBLIC CONVENIENCES TOTAL                                -$21,581                   $4,050                 -$17,531                 -$26,581

OTHER COMMUNITY AMENITIES

Income
    Heritage Fund - Grant                     $3,300                                             $3,300                   $3,300
    Heritage Study - Grant                    $2,500                                             $2,500                   $2,500
Expenses
    Heritage Fund                                         $4,400                                            $4,400                   $4,400
    Heritage Advisor                                      $5,000                                            $5,000                   $5,000
                                              $5,800      $9,400          $0            $0       $5,800     $9,400        $5,800     $9,400
OTHER COMMUNITY AMENITIES TOTAL                           -$3,600                       $0                  -$3,600                  -$3,600

HOUSING & COMMUNITY AMENITIES TOTAL                     -$206,081                  $14,530                -$191,551                -$164,397




This is page 56 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                        ___________________
                                                                                                                                           CHAIRPERSON
                                                                      Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                 Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                             Revised Budget at                                 Revised Budget at
    GENERAL FUND                                  31.12.07               MAR 08 QBR                 31.03.08            ORIGINAL BUDGET       Mar QBR Comments
                                           Revenue   Expenses       Revenue Expenses         Revenue    Expenses      Revenue   Expenses
RECREATION & CULTURE

PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Income
    Library - Per Capita Subsidy             $17,952                                           $17,952                   $17,786
    Library - Locl Special Project Grant      $4,100                                            $4,100                    $4,100
Expenses
    Libraries - Salaries & Wages                           $4,283                                           $4,283                   $4,283
    Libraries - Electricity                                  $760                                             $760                     $760
    Libraries - Contribution to R.R.L.                    $86,228                                          $86,228                  $86,228
                                             $22,052      $91,271         $0            $0      $22,052    $91,271       $21,886    $91,271
PUBLIC LIBRARIES TOTAL                                   -$69,219                       $0                 -$69,219                -$69,385

MUSEUMS

Income
    Grant - Museum Advisor                    $6,000                                              $6,000                  $6,000
    Grant - Museum Advisor Travel             $1,600                                              $1,600                  $1,600
    Advisor - Special Projects                  $500                                                $500                    $500
Expenses
    Grant - Museum Advisor                                $12,000                                          $12,000                  $12,000
    Grant - Museum Advisor Travel                          $1,600                                           $1,600                   $1,600
    Advisor - Special Projects                               $500                                             $500                     $500
    Museum - Rates on Cncl Property                          $787                                             $787                     $787
    Depreciation - Museum                                  $2,135                                           $2,135                   $2,135
                                              $8,100      $17,022         $0            $0        $8,100   $17,022        $8,100    $17,022
MUSEUMS TOTAL                                             -$8,922                       $0                  -$8,922                 -$8,922




This is page 57 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                       ___________________
                                                                                                                                          CHAIRPERSON
                                                                         Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                    Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                             Revised Budget at                                 Revised Budget at
    GENERAL FUND                                  31.12.07                MAR 08 QBR                31.03.08             ORIGINAL BUDGET      Mar QBR Comments
                                           Revenue   Expenses        Revenue Expenses        Revenue    Expenses       Revenue   Expenses
RECREATION & CULTURE

PUBLIC HALLS

Income
    Public Halls - Entertain Lic Applic         $250                                                 $250                   $250
Expenses
    Public Halls - Subsidies - S.356 LGA                   $9,360                                            $9,360                  $9,360
    Depreciation - Public Halls                           $15,150                                           $15,150                 $15,150
                                                $250      $24,510           $0          $0           $250   $24,510         $250    $24,510
PUBLIC HALLS TOTAL                                       -$24,260                       $0                  -$24,260               -$24,260

OTHER CULTURAL SERVICES

    Contribution to ERAP                                   $2,200                                            $2,200                  $2,175
                                                  $0       $2,200           $0          $0            $0     $2,200           $0     $2,175
OTHER CULTURAL SERVICES TOTAL                             -$2,200                       $0                   -$2,200                -$2,175

SWIMMING POOLS

Expenses
   Swimming Pools - Electricity                            $1,700                                            $1,700                  $1,700
   Pools - Pool Contractors Payments                      $30,000                                           $30,000                 $30,000
   Baths - Depreciation                                   $12,375                                           $12,375                 $12,375
                                                  $0      $44,075           $0          $0            $0    $44,075           $0    $44,075
                                                         -$44,075                       $0                  -$44,075

LOCKHART POOL

Expenses
   Lockhart Pool - Insurance                               $4,750                                            $4,750                  $4,750
   Lockhart Pool - Repairs and Mntce                      $40,000                                           $40,000                 $40,000
                                                  $0      $44,750           $0          $0            $0    $44,750           $0    $44,750
LOCKHART POOL TOTAL                                      -$44,750                       $0                  -$44,750               -$44,750


This is page 58 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                              ___________________
                                                                                                                                                 CHAIRPERSON
                                                                      Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                 Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                             Revised Budget at                                 Revised Budget at
    GENERAL FUND                                  31.12.07               MAR 08 QBR                 31.03.08            ORIGINAL BUDGET        Mar QBR Comments
                                           Revenue   Expenses       Revenue Expenses         Revenue    Expenses      Revenue   Expenses
RECREATION & CULTURE

THE ROCK POOL

Expenses
   The Rock Pool - Insurance                               $4,750                                           $4,750                   $4,750
   The Rock Pool - Repairs and Mntce                      $40,000                 -$20,000                 $20,000                  $40,000
                                                  $0      $44,750         $0      -$20,000          $0     $24,750           $0     $44,750
THE ROCK POOL TOTAL                                      -$44,750                  $20,000                 -$24,750                 -$44,750

SWIMMING POOLS TOTAL                                    -$133,575                  $20,000                -$113,575                -$133,575

PARKS AND GARDENS

Income
    Public Parks/Reserve - Contributions      $1,550                                             $1,550                   $1,550
    Cont.- Galore Hill - National Pks        $22,066                                            $22,066                  $22,066
    Parks Sec 94 Contributions                $2,000                                             $2,000                   $2,000
Expenses
    Parks, Gardens, P/grounds - Inspect                    $5,000                                           $5,000                   $5,000
    Parks & Gardens - S.356 Sub to Comm                   $28,195                                          $28,195                  $28,195
    Parks & Gardens - Grant to Committee                   $5,000                                           $5,000                   $5,000
    Parks, Gardens, Playgrounds                            $9,000                                           $9,000                  $14,000
    Parks & Gardens - Repairs and Mntce                  $120,000                  $40,000                $160,000                 $110,000
    Parks & Gardens - Minor Plant Purch                    $4,400                                           $4,400                   $4,400
    Parks & Reserves - Depreciation                       $31,040                                          $31,040                  $31,040
                                             $25,616     $202,635         $0       $40,000     $25,616    $242,635       $25,616   $197,635
PARKS AND GARDENS TOTAL                                 -$177,019                 -$40,000                -$217,019                -$172,019

RECREATION & CULTURE TOTAL                              -$415,195                 -$20,000                -$435,195                -$366,261




This is page 59 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                        ___________________
                                                                                                                                           CHAIRPERSON
                                                                       Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                  Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                           Revised Budget at                                Revised Budget at
    GENERAL FUND                                31.12.07               MAR 08 QBR                31.03.08             ORIGINAL BUDGET        Mar QBR Comments
                                         Revenue   Expenses       Revenue Expenses        Revenue    Expenses       Revenue   Expenses
MINING, MFG & CONSTRUCTION

QUARRIES & PITS

Income
    Quarries - Restorations                 $8,000                                            $8,000                    $8,000
Expenses
    Quarries - Royalties                                 $1,200                                           $1,200                   $1,200
    Quarries Operating Expenses                          $4,000                                           $4,000                   $4,000
                                            $8,000       $5,200         $0           $0       $8,000      $5,200        $8,000     $5,200
QUARRIES & PITS TOTAL                                    $2,800                      $0                   $2,800                   $2,800

MINING, MFG & CONSTRUCTION TOTAL                         $2,800                      $0                   $2,800                   $2,800


TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION

URBAN ROADS: LOCAL

Income
    Rural Roads - Sect 94 Contrib           $5,117                  -$2,000                   $3,117                    $5,117
Expenses
    Urban Roads Repairs & Maintenance                   $40,000                      $0                  $40,000                  $40,000
    Urban Roads - Depreciation                         $242,500                                         $242,500                 $242,500
                                            $5,117     $282,500     -$2,000          $0       $3,117    $282,500        $5,117   $282,500
URBAN ROADS: LOCAL TOTAL                              -$277,383                 -$2,000                 -$279,383                -$277,383

SEALED RURAL ROADS (SRR): LOCAL

Income
    Grant - Roads to Recovery Program     $630,176                                         $630,176                   $630,176
Expenses
    Sealed Rural Rds - Repairs & Maint                  $90,000                 $15,000                  $105,000                 $90,000
    Sealed Rural Rds - Depreciation                  $1,057,300                                        $1,057,300              $1,057,300
                                          $630,176   $1,147,300         $0      $15,000    $630,176    $1,162,300     $630,176 $1,147,300
SEALED RURAL ROADS (SRR): LOCAL TOTAL                 -$517,124                -$15,000                -$532,124                 -$517,124


This is page 60 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                               ___________________
                                                                                                                                                  CHAIRPERSON
                                                                       Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                  Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                             Revised Budget at                                  Revised Budget at
    GENERAL FUND                                  31.12.07                 MAR 08 QBR                31.03.08              ORIGINAL BUDGET         Mar QBR Comments
                                           Revenue   Expenses         Revenue Expenses        Revenue    Expenses        Revenue   Expenses
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION

SEALED RURAL ROADS (SRR): REGIONAL

Income
    Grants FAG                             $1,161,078                                         $1,161,078                 $1,144,703
Expenses
    Regional Roads - Repairs & Maint                                                     $0                         $0
                                           $1,161,078            $0         $0           $0   $1,161,078            $0   $1,144,703          $0
SEALED RURAL ROADS (SRR): REG TOTAL                     $1,161,078                       $0                $1,161,078                 $1,144,703

UNSEALED RURAL ROADS (URR): LOCAL

Income
    Rural Addressing Income                     $160                                               $160                       $160
Expenses
    Unsealed Rural Rds - Repairs & Maint                 $742,000                 -$500,000                 $242,000                   $742,000
    Unsealed Rural Rds - Depreciation                     $29,700                                            $29,700                    $29,700
                                                $160     $771,700           $0    -$500,000        $160     $271,700          $160     $771,700
UNSEALED RURAL ROADS (URR): LOCAL TOTAL                  -$771,540                 $500,000                 -$271,540                  -$771,540

FOOTPATHS

Income
    Pedestrian Access & Mobility Plan        $20,000                                             $20,000                    $20,000
Expenses
    PAMP works                                            $40,000                                            $40,000                    $40,000
    Footpaths Repairs & Maintenance                        $5,000                    $2,000                   $7,000                     $5,000
                                             $20,000      $45,000           $0       $2,000     $20,000      $47,000        $20,000     $45,000
FOOTPATHS TOTAL                                           -$25,000                  -$2,000                  -$27,000                   -$25,000




This is page 61 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                            ___________________
                                                                                                                                               CHAIRPERSON
                                                                         Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                    Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                                Revised Budget at                                   Revised Budget at
      GENERAL FUND                                   31.12.07                MAR 08 QBR                  31.03.08            ORIGINAL BUDGET       Mar QBR Comments
                                             Revenue    Expenses        Revenue Expenses          Revenue    Expenses      Revenue   Expenses

  TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION

  AERODROMES

  Expenses
     Airstrip Maintenance                                    $5,500                        $500                  $6,000                   $5,500
                                                     $0      $5,500            $0          $500          $0      $6,000           $0      $5,500
  AERODROMES TOTAL                                           -$5,500                     -$500                   -$6,000                 -$5,500

  BUS SHELTERS & SERVICES

  Income
      Grant - Bus Shelter                            $0                   $12,000                    $12,000                      $0
  Expenses
      Bus Shelters Repairs & Maint                             $700                        $200                    $900                    $700
      Bus Shelters - Depreciation                            $2,340                                              $2,340                   $2,340
                                                     $0      $3,040       $12,000          $200      $12,000     $3,240           $0      $3,040
  BUS SHELTERS & SERVICES TOTAL                              -$3,040                   $11,800                   $8,760                  -$3,040

  RTA WORKS

  Income
      Grant - State Roads - RMS                $155,000                                             $155,000                 $155,000
      Grants - Reg Roads - Traffic Control      $52,000                                              $52,000                  $52,000
      Grants - Reg Roads - RRRP                $143,000                                             $143,000                 $143,000
      Grants - MR370 3 X 3 Program             $101,000                                             $101,000                 $101,000
  Expenses
      Reg Roads - Repairs & Maint                          $200,000                         $0                 $200,000                 $200,000
                                               $451,000    $200,000            $0           $0      $451,000   $200,000      $451,000   $200,000
                                                           $251,000                         $0                 $251,000                 $251,000




This is page 62 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                            ___________________
                                                                                                                                               CHAIRPERSON
                                                                        Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                   Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                               Revised Budget at                                  Revised Budget at
      GENERAL FUND                                  31.12.07                 MAR 08 QBR                31.03.08            ORIGINAL BUDGET       Mar QBR Comments
                                            Revenue    Expenses         Revenue Expenses        Revenue    Expenses      Revenue   Expenses

  TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION
  MR 78
  Income
      Grants - State Roads - Ordered Work     $115,000                    $44,000                 $159,000                 $115,000
  Expenses
      State Rds MR78 - Repairs & Maint                    $100,000                    $25,000                $125,000                 $100,000
                                              $115,000    $100,000        $44,000     $25,000     $159,000   $125,000      $115,000   $100,000
  MR 78 TOTAL                                              $15,000                    $19,000                 $34,000                  $15,000
  REGIONAL ROADS
  Income
      Grants - Regional Roads                 $659,200                                            $659,200                 $659,200
  Expenses
      State Rds MR59 - Repairs & Maint                             $0                $500,000                $500,000
                                              $659,200             $0         $0     $500,000     $659,200   $500,000      $659,200        $0
  REGIONAL ROADS TOTAL                                    $659,200                  -$500,000                $159,200                 $659,200
  RTA WORKS TOTAL                                         $925,200                  -$481,000                $444,200                 $925,200

  STREET LIGHTING
      Street Lighting - Repairs & Maint                    $35,000                    -$5,000                 $30,000                  $35,000
                                                    $0     $35,000            $0      -$5,000          $0     $30,000           $0     $35,000
  STREET LIGHTING TOTAL                                    -$35,000                    $5,000                 -$30,000                -$35,000
  Expenses
     Road Safety Officer                                   $15,000                                            $15,000                  $15,000
     Tree Planting, Guards - R & M                         $53,000                                            $53,000                  $53,000
     Ancillary Roadworks - Sundries                         $1,800                                             $1,800                   $1,800
                                                    $0     $69,800            $0           $0          $0     $69,800           $0     $69,800
  OTHER TOTAL                                              -$69,800                        $0                 -$69,800                -$69,800

  TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION TOTAL                         $381,891                    $16,300                $398,191                 $365,516




This is page 63 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                          ___________________
                                                                                                                                             CHAIRPERSON
                                                                           Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                      Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                                  Revised Budget at                                 Revised Budget at
    GENERAL FUND                                       31.12.07                MAR 08 QBR                31.03.08            ORIGINAL BUDGET       Mar QBR Comments
                                                Revenue   Expenses        Revenue Expenses        Revenue    Expenses      Revenue   Expenses
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

CARAVAN PARKS

Income
    Caravan Park Rent - Short Stay                   $15,000                 $1,500                  $16,500                  $15,000
Expenses
    Caravan Park - Caretakers Commission                        $6,000                                           $6,000                  $6,000
    Caravan Park - Repairs and Mntce                           $14,000                  $10,000                 $24,000                 $14,000
    Depreciation - Caravan Park                                 $1,060                                           $1,060                  $1,060
                                                     $15,000   $21,060       $1,500     $10,000     $16,500     $31,060       $15,000   $21,060
CARAVAN PARKS TOTAL                                             -$6,060                 -$8,500                 -$14,560                 -$6,060

TOURISM & AREA PROMOTION

Income
    Tourism   - Sundry Income
Expenses
    Tourism   - Cont. to RRT                                    $1,532                                           $1,532                  $1,532
    Tourism   - Advert Advantages of Area                       $4,000                                           $4,000                  $5,000
    Tourism   - Brochures                                       $8,000                                           $8,000                  $8,000
    Tourism   - Sundry Expenses                                 $1,000                                           $1,000                  $1,000
    Tourism   - Depreciation                                      $610                                             $610                    $610
                                                         $0    $15,142          $0           $0          $0     $15,142           $0    $16,142
TOURISM & AREA PROMOTION TOTAL                                 -$15,142                      $0                 -$15,142                -$16,142

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT PROMOTION

Expenses
   Cont. to RRDB                                                  $500                                             $500                    $500
   Lockhart Industrial Park - Administration Costs             $10,000                                          $10,000                 $10,000
                                                         $0    $10,500          $0           $0          $0     $10,500           $0    $10,500
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT PROMOTION TOTAL                         -$10,500                      $0                 -$10,500                -$10,500



This is page 64 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                            ___________________
                                                                                                                                               CHAIRPERSON
                                                                      Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                 Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                             Revised Budget at                                  Revised Budget at
    GENERAL FUND                                  31.12.07               MAR 08 QBR                  31.03.08            ORIGINAL BUDGET      Mar QBR Comments
                                           Revenue   Expenses       Revenue Expenses          Revenue    Expenses      Revenue   Expenses
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

PRIVATE WORKS

Income
    Private Works Income                     $50,000                 -$25,000                   $25,000                   $50,000
Expenses
    Private Works Expense                                 $35,000                 -$20,000                  $15,000                 $35,000
                                             $50,000      $35,000    -$25,000     -$20,000      $25,000     $15,000       $50,000   $35,000
PRIVATE WORKS TOTAL                                       $15,000                  -$5,000                  $10,000                 $15,000

SHOPS AND OFFICES

Income
    Shops/Offices - Rents, Sundries           $9,882                                              $9,882                   $9,882
Expenses
    Shops & Offices Rates on Cncl Prop                     $1,553                                            $1,553                  $1,553
    Shops & Offices M & R                                  $5,000                      $153                  $5,153                  $5,000
    Depreciation - Shops & Offices                           $860                                              $860                    $860
                                              $9,882       $7,413         $0           $153       $9,882     $7,566        $9,882    $7,413
SHOPS AND OFFICES TOTAL                                    $2,469                    -$153                   $2,316                  $2,469

OTHER LAND AND BUILDINGS

Income
    Other Land & Buildings - Rentals          $2,852                                              $2,852                   $2,852
Expenses
    Other Land & Buildings - Rep & Mntce                   $4,500                                            $4,500                  $4,500
                                              $2,852       $4,500         $0            $0        $2,852     $4,500        $2,852    $4,500
OTHER LAND AND BUILDINGS TOTAL                            -$1,648                       $0                   -$1,648                -$1,648




This is page 65 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                       ___________________
                                                                                                                                          CHAIRPERSON
                                                                        Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                   Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                               Revised Budget at                                  Revised Budget at
      GENERAL FUND                                  31.12.07                MAR 08 QBR                 31.03.08             ORIGINAL BUDGET         Mar QBR Comments
                                            Revenue    Expenses        Revenue Expenses         Revenue    Expenses       Revenue   Expenses
  ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

  WATER SERVICES

  Income
      Water Services - Sundry Income             $100                                                $100                      $100
      Rent of Public Watering Places             $400                                                $400                      $400
  Expenses
      Water Services - Lkt Stand Pipe                         $350                        $0                      $350                      $350
                                                 $500         $350            $0          $0         $500         $350         $500         $350
  WATER SERVICES TOTAL                                        $150                        $0                      $150                      $150

  ECONOMIC AFFAIRS TOTAL                                   -$15,731                  -$13,653                  -$29,384                  -$16,731




  TOTALOPERATING SURPLUS (DEFICIT)                       $1,622,528                  $140,732                $1,763,260                $1,636,311

      PLUS: Total Depreciation                           $1,656,465                                          $1,656,465                $1,652,032

                                                         $3,278,993                  $140,732                $3,419,725                $3,288,343

  MOVEMENT IN RESTRICTED ASSETS
     Transfers from Restricted Assets
     R2R Sup funds                            $549,119                                            $549,119                  $549,119
     Industrial Park                           $80,000                                             $80,000                   $80,000
     Auslink Grant funding                                              $829,479                  $829,479

                                              $629,119                  $829,479                $1,458,598                  $629,119

      Revote funding from Previous year       $473,417                  -$153,220                 $320,197                                          Reversed Revotes
                                              $473,417                  -$153,220                 $320,197                       $0




This is page 66 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


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                                                                                                                                                CHAIRPERSON
                                                                        Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                   Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                               Revised Budget at                                  Revised Budget at
      GENERAL FUND                                  31.12.07                MAR 08 QBR                 31.03.08             ORIGINAL BUDGET         Mar QBR Comments
                                            Revenue    Expenses        Revenue Expenses         Revenue    Expenses       Revenue   Expenses
      Transfers to Restricted Assets
      Employee Leave entitlements                           $5,000                                              $5,000                    $5,000
      Admin Building replacement                           $85,000                                             $85,000                   $85,000
      Office Equipment Reserve                             $20,000                                             $20,000                   $20,000
      Computer Upgrade Reserve                             $10,000                                             $10,000                   $10,000
      Plant Replacement reserve                            $45,000                                             $45,000                   $45,000
                                                          $165,000                        $0                  $165,000                  $165,000

  AFTER ADJUSTMENTS TO RESTRICTED ASSETS                 $4,216,529                  $816,991                $5,033,520                $3,752,462

  SALE OF ASSETS
     Administration                            $77,948                                             $77,948                   $77,948
     Health                                    $63,098                                             $63,098                   $44,298
     Recreation & Culture                      $26,000                                             $26,000                   $26,000
     Transport and Communication               $50,000                   -$20,000                  $30,000                   $50,000                Dog Trailer
     Economic Affairs                               $0                                                  $0
                                              $217,046                   -$20,000                 $197,046                  $198,246
  ACQUISITION OF ASSETS
     Administration                                        $163,362                  -$30,500                  $132,862                 $152,862
     Pubilc Order & Safety                                   $6,000                   -$6,000                        $0
     Health                                                 $91,492                   -$1,000                   $90,492                  $64,034
     Community Services & Education                          $7,936                   -$3,436                    $4,500                   $4,500
     Housing & Community                                    $24,600                  -$24,600                        $0
     Recreation & Culture                                 $140,162                   -$31,000                  $109,162                   $80,668
     Transport and Communication                         $3,774,449                  $712,795                $4,487,244                $3,423,640
     Economic Affairs                                       $80,000                                             $80,000                   $80,000
                                                         $4,288,001                  $616,259                $4,904,260                $3,805,704
  Non-operating funds Empolyed
     Repayment of Deferred Debtors              $2,467                        $0                    $2,467                    $2,467
                                                $2,467                        $0                    $2,467                    $2,467
      Developement of Real Estate
      Advances to Deferred Debtors
      Repayment of Loans                                  $144,586                        $0                  $144,586                  $144,586
                                                          $144,586                        $0                  $144,586                  $144,586
   BUDGET RESULT FOR GENERAL FUND
                  Suplus /(Deficit)                        $3,455                   $180,732                 $184,187                    $2,885

This is page 67 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


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                                                                                                                                                CHAIRPERSON
                                                                           Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                      Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                             Revised Budget at                                   Revised Budget at
    LOCKHART SEWERAGE                             31.12.07                MAR 08 QBR                  31.03.08                ORIGINAL BUDGET          Mar QBR Comments
                                          Revenue Expenses            Revenue Expenses        Revenue Expenses            Revenue    Expenses
    SEWERAGE INCOME

Income
    Lockhart Sewerage Rates
    Lockhart - Sewerage - Occupied         $131,140                                            $131,140                   $131,140.00
    Lockhart - Sewerage Unoccupied           $3,344                                              $3,344                     $3,344.00
    Lockhart - Sewerage Business            $11,951                                             $11,951                    $11,951.00
    Lockhart - Sewerage Community           $17,455                                             $17,455                    $17,455.00
    Lockhart - Sewerage Not for Profit       $2,243                                              $2,243                     $2,243.00
    Lkt Sewer Interest on Investments       $25,000                                             $25,000                    $25,000.00
    Lkt Sewer Plan Fees                        $300                                                $300                       $300.00
    Lkt Sewer Connection Fees                $1,000                                              $1,000                     $1,000.00
    Lkt Sew Grants - Pens Rate Subsidy       $5,220                                              $5,220                     $5,220.00
                                           $197,653              $0         $0           $0    $197,653              $0      $197,653           $0
    SEWERAGE INCOME TOTAL                                $197,653                        $0                  $197,653                    $197,653


    ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION

Expenses
   Lkt Sew - Salaries & allowances                        $29,995                                             $29,995                   $29,995.00
   Lkt Sew - Travelling Expenses                             $750                                                $750                      $750.00
   Lkt. Sewer - Sick Leave                                   $851                                                $851                      $851.00
   Lkt. Sewer - Annual Leave No Loading                    $2,129                                              $2,129                    $2,129.00
   Lkt. Sewer - Long Service Leave                           $138                                                $138                      $138.00
   Lkht. Sewer - Public Holidays                           $1,022                                              $1,022                    $1,022.00
   Lkht. Sewer - Superannuation                            $2,500                                              $2,500                    $2,500.00
   Lkht. Sewer - W/Comp Ins                                $1,740                                              $1,740                    $1,740.00
   Lkt Sewer - Training                                      $250                                                $250                      $250.00
   Lkt Sewer - Administration Expenses                    $11,500                                             $11,500                   $11,500.00
   Lkt Sewer - Technical Staff Services                    $8,000                                              $8,000                    $8,000.00
                                                 $0       $58,875           $0           $0          $0       $58,875             $0       $58,875
    ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION TOTAL                 -$58,875                        $0                  -$58,875                     -$58,875




This is page 68 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                                     ___________________
                                                                                                                                                        CHAIRPERSON
                                                                      Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                 Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                         Revised Budget at                                 Revised Budget at
LOCKHART SEWERAGE                             31.12.07              MAR 08 QBR                  31.03.08              ORIGINAL BUDGET          Mar QBR Comments
                                      Revenue Expenses          Revenue Expenses        Revenue Expenses          Revenue    Expenses
MAINS
Lkt Sew Mains Repairs & Mntce                         $13,500               $10,000                     $23,500                  $5,500.00
Lkt Sewer Mains - Depreciation                        $20,400                                           $20,400                 $20,400.00
                                             $0       $33,900         $0    $10,000            $0       $43,900          $0        $25,900
MAINS TOTAL                                          -$33,900              -$10,000                    -$43,900                   -$25,900


PUMP STATIONS
Lkt Pumping Station Repairs & Mntce                    $8,550                                            $8,550                 $10,550.00
Lkt Pumping Stations - Depreciation                    $6,530                                            $6,530                  $6,530.00
                                             $0       $15,080         $0           $0          $0       $15,080          $0        $17,080
PUMP STATIONS TOTAL                                  -$15,080                      $0                  -$15,080                   -$17,080


TREATMENT
Lkt Treatment Works Electicity                         $8,875                                            $8,875                  $8,875.00
Lkt Treatment Works Telephone                            $550                                              $550                    $550.00
Lkt Treatment Works Repairs & Mntce                   $46,500                                           $46,500                 $46,500.00
Lkt Treatment Works - Depreciation                    $27,010                                           $27,010                 $27,010.00
                                             $0       $82,935         $0           $0          $0       $82,935          $0        $82,935
TREATMENT TOTAL                                      -$82,935                      $0                  -$82,935                   -$82,935


EFFLLUENT REUSE
Effluent Reuse Repairs & Mntce                         $5,500                $5,000                     $10,500                  $5,500.00
Effluent Reuse - Depreciation                              $0                                                $0
                                             $0        $5,500         $0     $5,000            $0       $10,500          $0        $5,500
EFFLLUENT REUSE TOTAL                                 -$5,500               -$5,000                    -$10,500                    -$5,500




This is page 69 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                             ___________________
                                                                                                                                                CHAIRPERSON
                                                                          Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                     Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                              Revised Budget at                                 Revised Budget at
    LOCKHART SEWERAGE                              31.12.07              MAR 08 QBR                  31.03.08              ORIGINAL BUDGET          Mar QBR Comments
                                           Revenue Expenses          Revenue Expenses        Revenue Expenses          Revenue    Expenses
    MISCELLANEOUS
    Lkt Sewer Survey & Legal Costs
    Lkt Sewer Insurance                                       $789                                              $789                    $750.00
    Lockhart Sewer Rates on Council Prop                    $3,085                                            $3,085                  $1,570.00
    Lkt Sewer Misc - Pricing Model                            $200                                              $200                    $200.00
                                                  $0        $4,074         $0           $0          $0        $4,074          $0         $2,520
    MISCELLANEOUS TOTAL                                    -$4,074                      $0                   -$4,074                    -$2,520

    TOTALOPERATING SURPLUS (DEFICIT)                       -$2,711                -$15,000                  -$17,711                    $4,843

    PLUS:
    Lkt Sewer Depreciation                                 $53,940                                           $53,940                   $53,940

    NET OPERATING SURPLUS (DEFICIT)                        $51,229                -$15,000                   $36,229                   $58,783


MOVEMENT IN RESTRICTED ASSETS
   Transfers from Restricted Assets
   Revoted From previous year                 $3,000                   -$3,000                      $0                        $0
                                              $3,000                   -$3,000                      $0

    Transfers to Restricted Assets
    Future Infrastructure improvements                     $50,000                                           $50,000                   $50,000


AFTER ADJUSTMENTS TO RESTRICTED ASSETS                      $4,229                -$18,000                  -$13,771                    $8,783

SALE OF ASSETS

ACQUISITION OF ASSETS
   New Pumps                                                $6,000                 -$3,000                    $3,000                    $3,000
Non-operating funds Empolyed

BUDGET RESULT FOR LKT SEWER FUND
                Suplus /(Deficit)                         -$1,771                -$15,000                  -$16,771                    $5,783



This is page 70 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


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                                                                                                                                                     CHAIRPERSON
                                                                       Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                  Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                          Revised Budget at                                    Revised Budget at
YERONG CREEK SEWERAGE                          31.12.07                 MAR 08 QBR                  31.03.08           ORIGINAL BUDGET        Mar QBR Comments
                                        Revenue    Expenses        Revenue   Expenses        Revenue    Expenses     Revenue    Expenses
SEWERAGE INCOME
Yerong Creek Sewerage Occupied              $22,222                                             $22,222                  $22,222
Yerong Creek Sewerage Unoccupied             $7,065                                              $7,065                   $7,065
Yerong Ck Sew Interest on Investment             $0                    $1,000                    $1,000
Yerong Ck Sewer Connection Fees              $2,000                                              $2,000                   $2,000
                                            $31,287         $0         $1,000         $0        $32,287         $0       $31,287        $0
SEWERAGE INCOME TOTAL                                  $31,287                    $1,000                   $32,287                 $31,287

TREATMENT
Y/Ck Treatment Works Electricity                           $600                                               $600                     $600
Y/Ck Treatment Works - Rep & Mntce                       $3,500                                             $3,500                   $3,500
Y/Ck Treatment Works - Depreciation                     $55,500                                            $55,500                  $55,500
                                                 $0     $59,600            $0           $0           $0    $59,600           $0     $59,600
TREATMENT TOTAL                                        -$59,600                         $0                -$59,600                 -$59,600

MISCELLANEOUS
Y/Creek Sewer - W/Comp Insurance                           $249                                               $249                     $249
Yerong Creek Insurance                                     $350                                               $350                     $350
Yerong Creek Admin Expenses                              $8,000                                             $8,000                   $8,000
                                                 $0      $8,599            $0           $0           $0     $8,599           $0      $8,599
MISCELLANEOUS TOTAL                                     -$8,599                         $0                 -$8,599                  -$8,599

TOTALOPERATING SURPLUS (DEFICIT)                       -$36,912                   $1,000                  -$35,912                 -$36,912

PLUS:
Yerong Creek Sewer Depreciation                        $55,500                                             $55,500                 $55,500

NET OPERATING SURPLUS (DEFICIT)                        $18,588                    $1,000                   $19,588                 $18,588




This is page 71 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                        ___________________
                                                                                                                                           CHAIRPERSON
                                                                        Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                   Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                          Revised Budget at                                     Revised Budget at
YERONG CREEK SEWERAGE                          31.12.07                  MAR 08 QBR                  31.03.08              ORIGINAL BUDGET          Mar QBR Comments
                                        Revenue    Expenses         Revenue   Expenses        Revenue    Expenses        Revenue    Expenses
MOVEMENT IN RESTRICTED ASSETS
Transfers from Restricted Assets
                                                 $0                         $0                        $0                         $0
Transfers to Restricted Assets
Future Infrastructure improvements                     $15,000                                              $15,000                    $15,000

                                                       $15,000                           $0                 $15,000                    $15,000

AFTER ADJUSTMENTS TO RESTRICTED ASSETS                  $3,588                     $1,000                    $4,588                     $3,588

SALE OF ASSETS

ACQUISITION OF ASSETS
New Pumps                                                     $0                                                    $0                         $0
Non-operating funds Empolyed

BUDGET RESULT FOR LKT SEWER FUND
             Suplus /(Deficit)                         $3,588                     $1,000                    $4,588                     $3,588




This is page 72 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


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                                                                                                                                              CHAIRPERSON
                                                                         Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                    Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                           Revised Budget at                                      Revised Budget at
THE ROCK SEWERAGE                               31.12.07                   MAR 08 QBR                  31.03.08            ORIGINAL BUDGET         Mar QBR Comments
                                         Revenue    Expenses          Revenue   Expenses        Revenue    Expenses        Revenue   Expenses
THE ROCK SEWERAGE REVENUE
The Rock Sewerage Rates
The Rock Sewerage Occupied                  $87,487                                                $87,487                    $87,487
The Rock Sewerage Unoccupied                $27,680                                                $27,680                    $32,680
The Rock Sewerage - Business                 $5,508                                                 $5,508                     $5,508
The Rock Sewerage - Community                $4,996                                                 $4,996                     $4,996
The Rock Sewerage - Not for Profit           $1,876                                                 $1,876                     $1,876
T/R Sew Interest on Investments             $13,250                                                $13,250                    $13,250
T/R Sewer Plan Fees                            $300                                                   $300                       $300
T/R Sewer Connection Fees                    $3,000                       -$1,000                   $2,000                     $3,000
T/R Sewer Grants - Pens Rate Subs            $3,700                                                 $3,700                     $3,700
                                           $147,797            $0         -$1,000          $0     $146,797            $0     $152,797        $0
THE ROCK SEWERAGE REVENUE TOTAL                        $147,797                      -$1,000                 $146,797                   $152,797

ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION
T/Rock Sewer Salaries & Allowances                       $4,285                                                $4,285                     $4,285
T/Rock Sewer Travelling Expenses                           $750                                                  $750                       $750
T/Rock Sewer - Sick Leave                                  $122                                                  $122                       $122
T/Rock Sewer Annual Leave No Loading                       $304                                                  $304                       $304
T/Rock Sewer - Long Service Leave                           $20                                                   $20                        $20
T/Rock Sewer - Public Holidays                             $146                                                  $146                       $146
T/Rock Sewer - Superannuation                              $357                                                  $357                       $357
T/Rock Sewer - W/Comp Insuran                              $497                                                  $497                       $497
T/Rock Sewer - Training                                    $250                                                  $250                       $250
T/Rock Sewer Administration Expenses                    $11,500                                               $11,500                    $11,500
T/Rock Sewer Technical Staff Service                     $8,000                                                $8,000                     $8,000
                                                 $0     $26,231               $0           $0           $0    $26,231             $0     $26,231
ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION TOTAL                   -$26,231                            $0                -$26,231                   -$26,231

MAINS
T/Rock Sewer Mains Repairs and Mntce                     $3,880                      $2,120                    $6,000                     $1,800
T/Rock Sewer Mains - Depreciation                       $16,250                                               $16,250                    $16,250
                                                 $0     $20,130               $0      $2,120            $0    $22,250             $0     $18,050
MAINS TOTAL                                            -$20,130                      -$2,120                 -$22,250                   -$18,050

This is page 73 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                             ___________________
                                                                                                                                                CHAIRPERSON
                                                                       Lockhart Shire Council
                                                                  Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                           Revised Budget at                                    Revised Budget at
THE ROCK SEWERAGE                               31.12.07                 MAR 08 QBR                  31.03.08         ORIGINAL BUDGET        Mar QBR Comments
                                         Revenue    Expenses        Revenue   Expenses        Revenue    Expenses     Revenue   Expenses
PUMP STATIONS
T/Rock Sewer Pumping Stations Elect
T/R Sewer Pump Station Rep & Mntce                       $3,750                    -$1,000                   $2,750                 $5,750
T/Rock Pump Stations - Depreciation                     $12,590                                             $12,590                $12,590
                                                 $0     $16,340             $0     -$1,000            $0    $15,340          $0    $18,340
PUMP STATIONS TOTAL                                    -$16,340                     $1,000                 -$15,340               -$18,340

TREATMENT
T/R Treatment Works Electricity                          $7,000                                              $7,000                 $7,000
T/R Treatment Works Telephone                                $0                      $500                      $500
T/Rock Treatment Works Rep & Mntce                      $15,750                                             $15,750                $16,750
T/R Treatment Works - Depreciation                      $28,990                                             $28,990                $28,990
The Rock Sew Insurance                                     $940                                                $940                   $890
The Rock Sew Rates on Council Land                       $1,775                                              $1,775                 $1,710
T/Rock Sundries - Pricing Model                              $0                                                  $0
                                                 $0     $54,455             $0       $500             $0    $54,955          $0    $55,340
TREATMENT TOTAL                                        -$54,455                     -$500                  -$54,955               -$55,340

TOTALOPERATING SURPLUS (DEFICIT)                        $30,641                    -$2,620                  $28,021                $34,836

PLUS:
T/Rock Sewer Depreciation                               $57,830                                             $57,830                $57,830

NET OPERATING SURPLUS (DEFICIT)                         $88,471                    -$2,620                  $85,851                $92,666

MOVEMENT IN RESTRICTED ASSETS
Transfers from Restricted Assets
Revoted From previous year                    $3,000                    -$3,000                       $0                     $0
                                              $3,000                    -$3,000                       $0                     $0

Transfers to Restricted Assets
Future Infrastructure improvements                      $85,000                                             $85,000                $85,000

                                                        $85,000                          $0                 $85,000                $85,000

This is page 74 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


                                                                                                                                       ___________________
                                                                                                                                          CHAIRPERSON
                                                                    Lockhart Shire Council
                                                               Ordinary Meeting – 19 May 2008

Estimates of Income & Expenditure
                                       Revised Budget at                                        Revised Budget at
    THE ROCK SEWERAGE                       31.12.07                      MAR 08 QBR                 31.03.08       ORIGINAL BUDGET      Mar QBR Comments
                                    Revenue     Expenses             Revenue   Expenses       Revenue    Expenses   Revenue   Expenses
AFTER ADJUSTMENTS TO RESTRICTED ASSETS               $6,471                        -$5,620                     $851              $57,830

    SALE OF ASSETS

    ACQUISITION OF ASSETS
    New pumps                                               $6,000                  -$3,000                  $3,000                 $3,000

    Non-operating funds Empolyed

    BUDGET RESULT FOR LKT SEWER FUND
                 Suplus /(Deficit)                          $471                  -$2,620                  -$2,149                 $4,666




This is page 75 of the Business Paper of the Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Lockhart Shire Council held in the Council Chambers, Lockhart on 19 May 2008.


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