Minutes 2008 October 21

Document Sample
Minutes 2008 October 21 Powered By Docstoc
					Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Northern Areas Council held in the
Council Chamber, 94 Ayr Street, Jamestown, on Tuesday 21 October 2008.


PRESENT:
Cr. A.G. Woolford        (Chairman)
Cr. M.J. Catford         (Deputy Chairman)
Cr. D.V. Clark
Cr. R.B. Lang
Cr. D.F. McPherson
Cr. M.J. Robinson
Cr. G.D. Scott
Cr. F.C. Sparks
Cr. D.T. Wheatley
Staff
Keith Hope               (Chief Executive Officer)
Alan Thomson             (Manager of Environmental Services)
Gabby Swearse            (Planning Officer)
Stacey Goodes            (Manager Community Development)
Roger Crowley            (Manager Corporate Governance)
Bernadette Semler        (Executive Assistant)
David Rattley            (Manager of Finance)
Peter Broomhead          (Manager of Engineering Services)


APOLOGIES:
Nil

ABSENT:
Nil

MEETING COMMENCED: 5:14 pm

1.          CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
            Moved Cr. Clark seconded Cr. Scott that the minutes of the
            Ordinary Meeting held on Tuesday 16th September 2008 as
            circulated, be taken as read and confirmed.
                                                              CARRIED 5583

2.           BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

3.           REVIEW OF DELEGATE APPOINTMENTS

4.           ADVISORY COMMITTEES OF COUNCILS - REPORTS & FINDING

5.           QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

6.           QUESTIONS ON NOTICE

7.           MOTIONS ON NOTICE

8.           MOTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

8.1          Moved Cr. Robinson seconded Cr. Clark that a letter be
             forwarded to the Department of Transport, Energy &
             Infrastructure (DTEI) requesting a response to the issues raised
             by Council Members and Staff at the meeting held with Peter
             Short, DTEI Regional Manager on 23 April 2008.
                                                               CARRIED 5584


Northern Areas Council                    1                    Minutes 21 October 2008
8.2          Moved Cr. Robinson seconded Cr. Catford that the Manger of
             Engineering Services present a report to the next Council
             meeting regarding the request from a Tarcowie resident that
             Council supply and install rainwater tank at Tarcowie Hall for
             community use and fire fighting purposes.
                                                                CARRIED 5585

9.           PETITIONS
             Nil

10.          DEPUTATIONS/VISITORS
             Nil

11.          SPECIAL PROJECTS ADVISORY REPORT
             Nil

12.          PLANNING OFFICERS REPORT

             Moved Cr. Sparks seconded Cr. Scott that the Planning Officer’s
             Report be taken as read and noted.
                                                               CARRIED 5586

            Moved Cr. Robinson seconded Cr. Wheatley that all
            Correspondence Reports be taken as read and noted.
                                                              CARRIED 5587

12.1         ITEMS FOR DECISION
             Nil

12.2         ITEMS FOR INFORMATION

12.2.1       CONNELL WAGNER PTY LTD
             Item: Notification of proposal by Optus Pty Ltd to install a replacement
             fixed radio link at Lot 86 Belalie East Road, Spalding.

             Background:
             Optus requires a new fixed radio link to be installed on the existing
             tower located at Lot 86 Belalie East Road, Spalding. This radio link will
             provide line of sight to Optus’ proposed mobile telecommunications
             facilities at Clare.

             The proposed work involves the installation of one light grey coloured
             1800 mm diameter radio communications dish attached to the existing
             guyed mast at a height of 22 metres, and associated minor maintenance
             works.

             Comment:
             The proposed installation is exempt from requiring planning approval
             under the Development Act 1993 as the radio communications dish is
             not more than 1.8 metres in diameter within a rural area.

12.2.2       CONNELL WAGNER PTY LTD
             Item: Notification of proposal by Optus Pty Ltd for Telecommunications
             facility at an existing site, ABB Grain Silos, Irvine Street, Jamestown.

             Background:
             Optus is proposing to improve mobile telecommunications coverage in
             the Jamestown area. The proposal requires the installation of one new


Northern Areas Council                      2                     Minutes 21 October 2008
             panel antenna (not more than 2.8 metres long) at a height of 43.5
             metres (to the centreline of the antennas) and two new panel antennas
             (not more than 2.8 metres long) at a height of 39.85 metres (to the
             centreline of the antennas). Associated equipment is to be located within
             the existing equipment shelter.

             Comment:
             The proposal to attach three panel antennas (less than 2.8 metres in
             length), meets the requirements of a low impact facility under the
             Telecommunications (Low Impact Facilities) Determination 1997, and
             does not require approval from State planning laws.

12.2.3       WIND PROSPECT, PROPOSED NORTH BROWN HILL WIND FARM
              Item: Development application has been received from Wind Prospect
             for a proposed Wind Farm at North Brown Hill.

             Background:
             Sixty three wind turbines and ancillary structures are proposed to be
             erected on land along the ridges of the Brown Hill Range, approximately
             12 km south-east of the township of Jamestown. The proposed wind
             farm area lies within the Northern Areas Council.

             The proposed Wind Farm consists of the installation of 63 wind turbines,
             an on-site electrical cable network, an onsite grid connection, access
             tracks, crane hardstand areas, up to 3 wind monitoring masts, and
             appropriate site signs. The proposed wind farm is to have an installed
             capacity of approximately 132 MW, depending on the model of turbine
             selected. Operation of the wind farm is to be carried out by a
             combination of remote computer control and local operations and
             maintenance staff.

             Each turbine will rise approximately 90-136m from the ground to the tip
             of the blades, with typical tower heights of between 60 and 85 m, and
             blades between 30 and 51 m in length. The likely turbine height will be
             around 124 m.

             Up to three permanent 80 m wind monitoring masts are proposed to be
             installed on-site.

             Underground electrical cables proposed to be installed at a depth of
             approximately .8-1m below the ground surface to conduct the electricity
             from the turbines to the substation.

             The preferred grid connection point is proposed to be centrally located
             with the site, adjacent to Gilfillan Road. The Electranet owned 275 KV
             transmission line passes directly over this point. The substation site is
             expected to require between 2 to 5 ha of land and will include standard
             grid connection infrastructure and buildings.

             Flora and Fauna surveys have been conducted.

             Land management matters such as soil conservation, fire prevention,
             weed control and access have been considered.


             An Environmental Statement has been submitted associated with the
             construction and operation of the proposed Wind Farm including:




Northern Areas Council                     3                      Minutes 21 October 2008
             •   Construction and operation of 63 turbines (approval is sought for the
                 final positioning of the turbines within a radius of 100m from the
                 locations indicated on the plan.

             •   Construction of access tracks, hardstand areas and other associated
                 on-site infrastructure

             •   On-site electrical connections and infrastructure, including an
                 underground cable network and an on-site switchyard and substation
                 (approval is sought for the final positioning of the switchyard and
                 substation within a radius of 500 m from the location indicated on
                 the plan

             The application will be made available at Spalding, Gladstone and
             Jamestown Council Offices.

             Comment:
             Council have contracted QBE Pty Ltd to undertake the planning report
             for this Wind Farm. Council staff met with Michael O’Connell, Principal
             Strategic Planner and Damien Ellis, Senior Urban and Regional Planner
             on 14th October to discuss the process for assessment.

             Category 3 public consultation will be undertaken in approximately two
             weeks whereby Council staff will place notices in local papers and the
             Advertiser, individual notification direct to adjoining owners or occupiers
             as well as any one who may be affected by the proposal. An extensive
             area surrounding the Wind Farm will be covered in the individual
             notification.

             Any person who wishes to make a submission for or against the
             proposal owners to consider the likely impact the proposal may have on
             them and provide comment as their opinion, either for or against, so the
             Panel can be made aware of particular issues that may affect people
             living in the vicinity of the proposed Wind Farm. The Panel must take
             into account any matters raised in the representations.

             Council Development Assessment Panel are the deciding authority for
             Category 3 developments. If there is dissatisfaction with the Panel
             decision then a right of appeal to the Environment, Resources and
             Development Court exists. An appeal right must be exercised with 15
             business days from the date of the decision.

12.2.4       ENERGY PACIFIC LTD, PROPOSED CARMODIES HILL WIND FARM

             Comment:
             Development application has been received from Energy Pacific Ltd for a
             proposed Wind Farm at Carmodies Hill.

             Background:
             70 wind turbines and associated infrastructure are proposed to be
             erected on a ridgeline approximately 7 km east of Georgetown on the
             west of Campbell Range. The site runs approximately 18 km from the
             Bundaleer Forest in the north to Mt Misery in the south.

             The proposed Wind Farm consists of 70 wind turbines, on-site tracks –
             approximately 46 kms of tracks between 5-10 metres wide,
             underground cabling-approximately 46 kms, operation and maintenance
             building, substation – yard approximately 70 x 15 metres,
             Meteorological masts – up to two permanent 90m masts, temporary


Northern Areas Council                      4                      Minutes 21 October 2008
             construction compounds and laydown areas and temporary batching
             plant.

             All electricity will be fed into the national electricity grid by means of
             either a 132 KV or 275KV overhead transmission line running from the
             site to a suitable connection point. The connection point is currently
             being determined in consultation with ElectraNet. To date the grid
             connection point has not been determined and as such will be subject to
             a separate application for Development Approval.

             An Environmental Statement has been submitted associated with the
             construction and operation of the proposed Wind Farm including:

             • Construction and operation of 70 turbines (approval is sought for the
               final positioning of the turbines within a radius of 100m from the
               locations indicated on the plan.

             • Construction of access tracks, hardstand areas and other associated
               on-site infrastructure

             • On-site electrical connections and infrastructure

             The application will be made available at Gulnare Post Office, Gladstone
             Discovery Centre, Georgetown General Store, Yacka Old Hotel and
             Gladstone and Jamestown Council Offices.

             Comment:
             Council have contracted QBE Pty Ltd to undertake the planning report
             for this Wind Farm. Council staff met with Michael O’Connell, Principal
             Strategic Planner and Damien Ellis, Senior Urban and Regional Planner
             on 14th October to discuss the process for assessment.

             Category 3 public consultation will be undertaken in approximately three
             weeks whereby Council staff will place notices in local papers and the
             Advertiser, individual notification direct to adjoining owners or occupiers
             as well as any one who may be affected by the proposal. An extensive
             area surrounding the Wind Farm will be covered in the individual
             notification.

             Any person who wishes to make a submission for or against the
             proposal must do so within 10 business days of the date of the notice.
             This allows owners to consider the likely impact the proposal may have
             on them and provide comment as their opinion, either for or against, so
             the Panel can be made aware of particular issues that may affect people
             living in the vicinity of the proposed Wind Farm. The Panel must take
             into account any matters raised in the representations.

             Council Development Assessment Panel are the deciding authority for
             Category 3 developments. If there is dissatisfaction with the Panel
             decision then a right of appeal to the Environment, Resources and
             Development Court exists. An appeal right must be exercised with 15
             business days from the date of the decision.

12.2.5       CROWN DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION:
             CFS COMMUNICATIONS BUILDING, GEORGETOWN

             Comment:
             An application has been approved by Planning SA for a new CFS
             communications building on Lot 853 Fisher Street, Georgetown.


Northern Areas Council                      5                      Minutes 21 October 2008
             Background:
             This allotment is owned by Northern Areas Council and currently leased
             to the CFS for their communications building. The current lease allows
             for the CFS to erect or alter any buildings on this allotment.

             Development Assessment Commission are the approving authority for
             this development pursuant to Section 49 of the Development Act
             whereby Crown Development by a State Agency does not require
             Council approval. On notification of the proposed development Council
             staff had discussions with the Georgetown Development Board to
             address any comments or concerns the local community had. Concerns
             had been expressed with the proposed removal of one Kurrajong tree
             but after discussions in regard to an alternative site or access point the
             Georgetown Community Development Board were satisfied with the
             proposed siting.

             Comment:
             Development Assessment Commission have approved the application
             from CFS for a new communications building on Lot 853 Fisher Street,
             Georgetown.

12.2.6       DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING,
             LOCAL GOVERNMENT LIQUOR LICENSING ISSUES

             Item: The National local Government Drug and Alcohol Advisory
             Committee (NLGDAAC) recommendations on current liquor licensing
             legislation.

             Background:
             NLGDAAC want local government to have greater control over liquor
             licensing applications and pursue planning opportunities to reduce
             alcohol-related harm.

             Comment:
             A letter was forwarded to the Federal Minister for Health, the Hon Nicola
             Roxon MP, outlining the local government concerns with current liquor
             licensing regulation and suggested recommendations to improve process
             and practices to achieve a consistent national approach to alcohol
             management.
             A response has been received and is attached to the Agenda Report for
             Council information.

12.2.5       DEVELOPMENT PLAN AMENDMENT – REZONING

             Background:
             Development Plan Amendment (DPA) for the rezoning of Lots 401, 405,
             732, 608, 609, 811, 92, 93, 39 and 40 Hundred of Jamestown.

             Comment:
             Council directed staff to commence a Development Plan Amendment
             (DPA) for the rezoning of Lots 401, 405, 732, 608, 609, 811, 92, 93, 39
             and 40 Hundred of Jamestown. The Statement of Intent has been
             approved by the Minister subject to a traffic impact study and flood risk
             assessment being completed before continuing with the public and
             government agency referrals and consultation.




Northern Areas Council                      6                     Minutes 21 October 2008
12.2.8      BETTER DEVELOPMENT PLAN AND GENERAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN
            AMENDMENT BY THE COUNCIL.
            Item: The Better Development Plan is the first complete review of South
            Australian Development Plans since 1983.

             Background
             The Better Development Plan is designed to help ensure Development
             Plans:

             •   Align with the State Planning Strategy
             •   Have state wide consistency in structure, presentation and use of
                 clear, plain wording, with the elimination of repetition
             •   Are generally consistent in policy content across the state, but can
                 readily cater for significant local circumstances
             •   Promote desired character statements to guide development and
                 provide clearer context to the policy directions presented in our
                 Development Plan
             •   Deal only with development matters that require approval under the
                 Development Act 1993, and
             •   Describe what forms of development are appropriate using clearly
                 expressed objectives and principles.

             The Better Development Plan will provide greater certainty, consistency
             and ease of use for the community and industry and provide substantial
             time and resource savings for Council.

             In conjunction with the review of the Better Development Plan, Council
             can proceed with the council wide Development Plan Amendment
             process which will be simplified by the adoption of the Better
             Development Plan.

             Comment:
             Planning SA has produced a draft Better Development Plan for the
             Northern Areas Council. Council staff have gone through this document
             with Bob Hart at Planning SA and the necessary changes have been
             made to the plan. The plan will be taken to Council for endorsement at
             the November Council Meeting and then will go to public consultation
             before being submitted to the Minister for approval.

             Council have commenced the tender process to begin the council wide
             Development Plan Amendment. Tenders are being sought from
             consultants to register an interest for this contract.

12.2.9       DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION UPDATE

             The following development applications have been received since last
             meeting.
             Total value of applications is $650,000,000.00

                         Development
 Applicants Name         Description                   Street Name       Hundred/Town
 Georgetown
 Primary School          Replacement of Flagpole                         Georgetown
 S McCarthy              New Dwelling                  Government Rd     Belalie
 M Redden                Land Division                 Watershed Rd      Belalie
 R Keatley               New Dwelling                  Arran St          Jamestown
                         Extension to Slaughter
 T. Whitehead            Works                         Lyons Rd          Bundaleer
 K & M Mooney            Pergola                       Boucaut Rd        Jamestown


Northern Areas Council                     7                     Minutes 21 October 2008
                         Development
 Applicants Name         Description                   Street Name       Hundred/Town
 L Sartorio              Physiotherapy Clinic          Dunure Tce        Jamestown
 Peressin Pools          Swimming Pool                 Gilfillan Rd      Belalie
 C. C. Catford           Pergola                       Piers St          Jamestown
 Wind Prospect           Windfarm Development          Government Rd     Belalie/Whyte
 K & S Luscombe          Fibre Glass Workshop          Fisher St         Georgetown
 P Fahey                 Carport                       Humphris Tce      Jamestown
 Stevens Motors          Storage Shed                  Stock Route Rd    Laura
 B Abbot                 Additions/Roof Alteration     Appila Rd         Caltowie
                         Attached Verandah &
 R Page                  Pergola                       Broughton Rd      Yacka
 K & J Brown             Shed Extension                Cross St          Gladstone
 Energy Pacific          Windfarm Development          Carmodies Hill    Georgetown


13.          MANAGER OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES REPORT

            Moved Cr. Clark seconded Cr. Robinson that the Manager of
            Environmental Services Report be taken as read and noted.
                                                             CARRIED 5588

13.1         ITEMS FOR DECISION

13.1.1       SPALDING COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
             Item: Spalding Community Management Committee have written to
             request Council’s financial assistance with the continued development of
             the Spalding Playground.

             Background:
             The Management Committee advised that they have recently purchased
             and item of playground equipment valued at $2370 and they are
             requesting Council to purchase an item of similar value.

             The Committee also advised that they are proposing to apply for a grant
             to erect shade over the playground area which has been quoted at
             $15,400.

             Moved Cr. Wheatley seconded Cr. Robinson that Council
             approves the Spalding Community Management Committee’s
             request for a contribution by Council of $2,370 for the purchase
             of playground equipment for the Spalding Playground.
                                                                 CARRIED 5589

13.1.2       JAMESTOWN HISTORY CENTRE
             Item: Request for installation of a ramped access to front door of
             Jamestown History Centre

             Budget, Risk Management and /or Policy Implications:
             The approximate cost of installing a ramped access would be $1500.
             The ramped access would eliminate a potential tripping hazard at this
             entrance door.

             Moved Cr. Sparks seconded Cr. Wheatley that Council remove the
             existing doorstep and install a graded ramped access (to comply
             with AS1428 parts 1 & 2) at the Jamestown History Centre.
                                                               CARRIED 5590




Northern Areas Council                     8                     Minutes 21 October 2008
13.1.3       JAMESTOWN CEMETERY
             Item: Requesting Council to install a Cemetery Information Board at
             Jamestown Cemetery

             Moved Cr. Clark seconded Cr. Scott that Council Staff formally
             contact Jamestown Service Clubs and Jamestown Development
             Association requesting support and commitment for a Cemetery
             Information Board to be erected, with Council costing the
             materials and that a report be submitted to a future Council
             meeting.
                                                                CARRIED 5591

13.2         ITEMS FOR INFORMATION:

13.2.1       UNTIDY PROPERTY AT 13 ALEXANDER ST JAMESTOWN

             Item: Concerns about the unsightly conditions of the property at 13
             Alexander Tce, Jamestown.

             Background:
             A number of premises including the one referred to above have been
             surveyed by Council.

             Property owners have been advised verbally and in writing of the
             condition of their respective premises and Council’s requirement to have
             unsightly conditions removed.

             Comment:
             As there has not been a noticeable improvement in the appearance of a
             number of these premises and Council’s Solicitors are preparing
             preliminary notices of intent that will allow Council staff to initiate legal
             action.

13.2.2       TANK PADS AT BIG SHED
             Item: Tanks to be installed at Big Shed site at Victoria Park
             Showgrounds, Jamestown

             Background:
             Funding was received for the tanks at the Big Shed in February 2008
             from the Australian Government Water Fund, Community Water Grants
             Programme.
             $49,500 was received to install two large tanks to harvest water from
             the Big Shed for fire safety.

             Comment:
             All site preparation work has been completed by Engineering Services
             Department. The tanks are expected to be erected during late October.

13.2.3       PIGEON PROBLEM AT JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL & OTHER
             BUILDINGS
             Item: Pigeons roosting on Main Street buildings was raised at the
             August meeting.

             Background:
             Pigeons are a perennial problem in the Council area and they are
             attracted to taller builders with parapet walls and ledges. Council has
             spent $5000 on installing bird proof netting behind the parapet at the
             Jamestown Town Hall. This overcame the problems with blocked box
             gutters causing roof leaks in this area of the building. I am not aware of


Northern Areas Council                       9                       Minutes 21 October 2008
             any other areas of the Town Hall that are currently a problem, however
             if additional measures are necessary it will mean installing stainless
             spike wire on the roosting areas.

             Comment:
             Pigeon control measures for Council owned buildings are being
             investigated and costed.

13.2.4      GULNARE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BOARD INC. CONCERNS
            RE UNSIGHTLY AREAS IN GULNARE
            Item: Council attention is drawn to the unsightly appearance of a
            number of allotments in Gulnare.

             Background:
             The Gulnare Community Development Board has written to Council to
             raise concerns about the disgraceful state of some of the house blocks in
             Gulnare. They are concerned that the long grass, car bodies and other
             rubbish are an eyesore and make the town look untidy and uncared for
             as well as being a fire hazard.
             The Board requests that Council inspect these blocks and contact the
             ratepayers concerned asking that they clean up as a matter of urgency.
             There are a number of vacant and occupied allotments in Gulnare that
             could be improved with a general cleanup and removing scrap metal,
             vehicle bodies etc.

             Comment:
             Survey has been completed.

13.2.5       REPAIRS TO YACKA ARCHIVES & COMMUNITY CENTRE
             Item: Yacka History Group have requested an indication of timeline for
             building maintenance work at the Yacka Archives and Community Centre

             Background:
             Yacka History Group has written to Council requesting that Council
             provide confirmation of when planned work at the building is to be
             undertaken. They are concerned about the time elapsed since the
             necessary work was inspected. The front steps of the building pose a
             safety hazard in their current state and the Committee requests that the
             planned work including repairs and modification to the steps and
             installation of a sensor light at the entrance be done as a matter of
             urgency.

             Comment:
             A builder from Brinkworth has been approached to inspect the work at
             the Yacka Archives & Community Centre building. Cost estimates will be
             provided before work commences.

13.2.6      JAMESTOWN SALEYARDS CANTEEN OFFICE
             Item: Construction of new Canteen/Office facilities at Jamestown
             Saleyards

             Background:
             This project has been a joint venture between Northern Areas Council,
             Elders, Landmark & Wardle Co stock agents and Helping Hand Belalie
             Lodge Auxiliary to replace existing facilities that are long past their ‘used
             by’ dates. The project will also include new car parking.




Northern Areas Council                      10                      Minutes 21 October 2008
             Comment:
             On completion of the Canteen office complex the existing masonry
             toilets, timber & iron canteen will have all services disconnected and be
             demolished. It was anticipated that these buildings would have been
             removed by now, however due to the canteen office complex not being
             totally finalised they will now remain until the new building is handed
             over to Council.

             The Canteen has an electricity supply & switchboard connected to it and
             this will be the last building demolished as the power connection is
             associated with the new building.

             I have maintained contact with the agents keeping them informed of
             progress with the project. Work is progressing satisfactorily and almost
             complete.

            Engineering Services Department staff and equipment assisted with site
            works and trenching.


13.2.7       LAURA SPORTING RESERVE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT
             Item: The Laura Sporting Reserve Committee is proposing to erect a
             new Canteen/Function Room.

             Background:
             The current Canteen will be replaced with a new compliant Canteen and
             Function room. By consolidating the canteen and a new function room in
             one building it will enable the combined use of the building and provide
             facilities that don’t exist at present therefore allowing the sporting
             bodies to host after-match and social functions.

             Prior to demolition and any work commencing a structural, electrical and
             asbestos assessment will be carried out.

             This project has been made possible with the combined grant funding of
             $80,000 from the Office of Recreation & Sport, and $75,000 from the
             Gladstone Laura Community Recovery project.

             Budget & Risk Management Implications
             Council has committed to assist this project with the supply and
             spreading of a rubble sub base material and the installation of a
             replacement septic tank. The supply of sub base materials is consistent
             with other projects on council owned land. The cost of installing a
             replacement septic tank will be met from the Laura CWMS reserve.

             Risk management issues will be addressed when a contractor has been
             appointed and a building contract signed.

             Comment:
             The quotes for the building of this project closed on 30th September.
             Two quotes received. Both quotes exceeded the initial budget estimate
             determined by the Laura Sporting Reserve Management Committee.
             Modifications to the drawings and specifications have been agreed to by
             the Laura Sporting Reserve Management Committee and builders will be
             invited to re-submit quotes.

13.2.8       STONE HUT TOILET BLOCK
             Item: The Stone Hut Development Committee is seeking Council
             approval to demolish the existing timber and iron toilets at the Stone


Northern Areas Council                     11                     Minutes 21 October 2008
             Hut Town Hall site and replace them with a new facility incorporating
             disabled facilities and a comfort room.

             Background:
             The existing toilet facilities are out-dated, non-complying and beyond
             any practical and economical upgrade.

             A grant of $8,970.00 + GST was accessed from Community Benefit SA
             funding which has made the proposed toilet facilities possible.

             Discussion:
             The proposed new toilet facilities will provide the Hall, the Tennis Club
             and the community with new complying facilities.

             The Stone Hut Development Committee is requesting that Council waive
             all development fees associated with their proposed new toilet block at
             the Stone Hut Hall.

             Budget & Risk Management Implications:
             The funds for the replacement toilet block resulted from a successful
             application by Council’s Manager of Community Development. Council’s
             contribution will be to provide site works consistent with other projects
             on Council owned land.

             Comment:
             Material costs are being finalised. The SHDC will be constructing the
             toilet block with some plumbing and electrical work being the only paid
             contract work for the project

13.2.9       TARCOWIE TOILET FACILITY
             Item: Public Toilet facilities at the Tarcowie Native Flora Reserve.

             Background:
             Tarcowie Progress Association received funding of $8,080 from the
             Northern & Yorke Natural Resources Management Board grants
             programme for this project.

             Comment:
             The pre-cast toilet facility has been placed on site. Council will complete
             the installation of the septic tank and soakage system when machinery
             is the Tarcowie area.

13.2.10      GLADSTONE CWMS
             Item: Supply and installation of pressure systems to properties that
             were unable to have a property connection at a depth allowing for a
             gravity main connection

             Background:
             Tender for the supply and installation of the pressure systems for the
             dwellings that could not have a gravity main connection at the depth
             required has been awarded and work will commence in October.

             Comment:
             The plumbing contractor commenced work on 14th October, installing
             the pressure pump systems.

13.2.11      SPALDING HALL BAR UPGRADE
             Item: Upgrading existing bar facilities in the Spalding Town Hall.



Northern Areas Council                     12                      Minutes 21 October 2008
             Background:
             This project was initiated by the Spalding Community Management
             committee with an allocation of $13,500 from their funds and $4000
             from the Community Project funds and when completed will provide
             enhance the Spalding Town Hall facilities.

             Comment:
             The Bar upgrade project will be completed before October Council
             meeting.

13.2.12      JAMESTOWN PUBLIC TOILETS
             Item: Renovating the existing public toilets in Irvine Street and new
             public toilets at the rear of the Council office.

             Background:
             The existing public toilets in Irvine Street are scheduled for an upgrade
             by internally modifying the existing floor area.

             Eudunda Farmers have indicated a willingness to meet half the cost of
             Public toilets at the rear of the Council office.

             Comment:
             Specifications for the Public Toilet upgrade in Jamestown are being
             finalised.

13.2.13      COUNCIL RESIDENCE
             Item: Secure suitable residential site for a dwelling for Senior Council
             staff use.

             Background:
             Council has lodged an expression of interest with Mr John Wicks to
             purchase Lot 9 at the Wicks Estate Jamestown.

13.2.14      LAURA AGED COTTAGES
             Item: Self contained aged cottages in Bristow Street Laura.

             Background:
             Council purchased the RSL site in Laura and will be transferring the land
             to SA Community Housing Association (SACHA) for aged housing.

             SACHA has advised Council that two dwellings have been allocated for
             the land purchased by Council (formerly the Laura RSL property). The
             draft Memorandum of Understanding has been prepared and if
             satisfactory can be signed by the CEO.

             The forecast for the project is:
             Tender to close by    30/11/08
             Work contracted by 31/01/09
             Completion by          June 09

             Budget And Risk Management Implications:
             Council’s commitment to the project (donation of the land, site works,
             footpath, road and kerbing) exceeded the minimum Council contribution
             required for the project to proceed. Council’s contribution has been
             included in the 2008/2009 budget. There are no risk management
             implications for Council with this project.




Northern Areas Council                     13                      Minutes 21 October 2008
             Comment:
             The land division has been approved, with the Memorandum of
             Understanding, Architectural drawings and specification currently being
             prepared.


14.          MANAGER OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT REPORT

             Moved Cr. Scott seconded Cr. Robinson that the Manager
             Community Projects Development Report be taken as read and
             noted.
                                                              CARRIED 5592

14.1         ITEMS FOR DECISION

14.1.1       CALTOWIE MEMORIAL HALL AND PROGRESS ASSOCIATION,
             COMMUNITY PROJECTS FUNDING ASSISTANCE
             Item: The Caltowie Memorial Hall and Progress Association is seeking
             $4,000 from Council’s community projects budget to complete stage 2
             of the Caltowie Parklands Fencing project.

             The Caltowie Memorial Hall and Progress Association has a three year
             plan to complete the fencing of the Caltowie Parklands (refer to the
             attached proposal). In September 2007 Council purchased fencing
             materials to the value of $2,255 to assist with stage one of the Caltowie
             Parklands fencing project. The Caltowie Memorial Hall and Progress
             Association are now seeking funding to assist with stage two of the
             project.

             The Caltowie Memorial Hall and Progress Association proposal was
             presented to Council in September 2008; further financial information
             was requested from the Caltowie Memorial Hall and Progress Association
             which is attached to this report.

             Discussion:
             The Caltowie Memorial Hall and Progress Association have prioritised
             their list of projects, and have resolved to seek funding from Council to
             complete stage 2 of the Parklands Fencing project, as per the attached
             proposal.

             The parklands surrounding the Caltowie township (approximately 100
             acres) are cropped and agisted by a farmer from within the district. The
             income generated from the parklands is the major source of income for
             the Caltowie Memorial Hall and Progress Association, and is utilised for
             ongoing maintenance of the Hall and for other community projects.

             Budget, Risk Management and/or Policy Implications:
             Council has allocated $100,000 in the 2008-09 budget for community
             projects. The request of $4,000 towards fencing material for the
             Caltowie Memorial Hall and Progress Association could be provided from
             Council’s community projects budget line.

             Moved Cr. Robinson seconded Cr. McPherson that fencing
             material to the value of $4,000 be provided by Council for the
             Caltowie Memorial Hall and Progress Association’s Caltowie
             Parklands fencing project.
                                                               CARRIED 5593




Northern Areas Council                     14                     Minutes 21 October 2008
14.1.2       AGL HALLETT WIND FARM COMMUNITY FUND, ASSESSMENT
             PANEL REPRESENTATIVES
             Item: The 2008 AGL Hallett Wind Farm Community Fund is currently
             being administered by Northern Areas Council; a councillor is required to
             be selected to represent Council on the grant assessment panel.

             Background:
             In September 2007 Council assisted AGL to administer the AGL Hallett
             Wind Farm Community Fund, which funded 7 projects throughout
             Jamestown and Spalding.

             A panel of three members reviewed the 2007 applications, this included
             Council’s Manager of Community Development, Councillor Roger Lang
             and a representative from AGL.

             Discussion:
             The 2008 AGL Hallett Wind Farm Community Fund is currently open.
             $8,800 is available for community groups throughout Jamestown and
             Spalding (communities affected by the wind farm), the current round
             closes on 24th October and successful applicants will be advised by 21st
             November 2008.

             AGL has indicated that they would like the same or similar assessment
             panel (as 2007) to review the 2008 applications, which would include a
             representative from AGL, Council’s Manager of Community Development
             and a Councillor.

             Budget, Risk Management and/or Policy Implications:
             Nil

             Moved Cr. Robinson seconded Cr. Scott that Cr. Lang be the
             Council nominated representative on the AGL Hallett Wind Farm
             Community Fund Assessment Panel to review the 2008
             applications.
                                                               CARRIED 5594

14.1.3       JAMESTOWN DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION SEEKING
             CLARIFICATION OF COUNCIL’S EXPECTATIONS
             Item: The Jamestown Development Association (JDA) is seeking
             clarification from Council about the role that the Jamestown
             Development Association has within the community, and what
             expectations Council has for the future direction of the Jamestown
             Development Association.

             Discussion:
             Council’s representatives on the JDA (Section 41 Committee of Council)
             will provide guidance to the JDA members at its next meeting.
             ILT2469/110.2.7

14.2         ITEMS FOR INFORMATION

14.2.1       FUNDING SUBMISSIONS
             • ABB Grain, Community Fund: $5,000, Jamestown Regional
               Hydrotherapy Pool & Gymnasium Management Committee, treadmill,
               submitted;
             • ABB Grain, Community Fund: $8,475, Lions Club of Jamestown,
               Grave marking project, submitted;
             • ABB Grain, Community Fund: $2,850, Laura Folk Fair Inc, irrigation
               to water lawns, submitted;


Northern Areas Council                     15                     Minutes 21 October 2008
             •   ABB Grain, Community Fund: $1,500, Georgetown History Group,
                 Georgetown and District History Book, submitted;
             •   ABB Grain, Community Fund: $2,600, Gulnare Memorial Hall
                 Committee, equipment, submitted;
             •   Office for Volunteers, Volunteer Infrastructure Program 2007-09:
                 $15,000, Volunteer Resource Centre for Laura, submitted;
             •   Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, Small Grants for Small
                 Rural Communities: $5,000, Jamestown Regional Hydrotherapy Pool
                 & Gymnasium Management Committee, treadmill, submitted;
             •   Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, Small Grants for Small
                 Rural Communities: $8,475, Lions Club of Jamestown, grave
                 marking project, submitted;
             •   Department of Veterans Affairs: $4,000, Yacka Memorial Hall Plaza
                 Upgrades, approved;
             •   Office for Recreation and Sport, Active Club Program: $4,550,
                 Georgetown Memorial Tennis Club, Underpin foundation of
                 clubhouse, approved;
             •   Planning SA, Places for People: $30,000, Georgetown Urban Design
                 Framework, approved.

14.2.2       LAURA ZOO METAL ART WORKSHOP
             Item: The development of a metal-art animal zoo at Laura

             Background:
             The Laura Zoo will host an array of metal-animal sculptures hidden
             within vegetation (trees and shrubs), visible from designated walking
             paths. The proposed site for the Laura Zoo is an area adjoining the
             South Eastern Corner of the Laura Sports Reserve.

             A Country Arts SA grant has been received by the Laura Community
             Development and Tourism Association received to engage an artist to
             assist interested community members design and construct metal-art
             animals that will feature in the Laura Zoo.

             Discussion:
             The workshop with artist Craig Ellis was held on the 11th & 12th October.
             The workshop was described a success by both the artist and the
             participants (10 participants). A number of metal-art animals were
             created and participants gained the enthusiasm and skills to continue
             working on metal-art sculptures that will feature in the proposed Laura
             Zoo.

             Budget, Risk Management and/or Policy Implications:
             $30,000 has been allocated within Council’s 2008-09 Budget (Sport and
             Recreation, Capital Expenditure, Arts – LB Capital) for the Laura Zoo.

             $1,800 grant was received from Country Arts SA to cover the cost of the
             workshop with artist Craig Ellis.

             Council assisted in arranging Public Liability Insurance to cover both the
             artist and the Laura Community Development and Tourism Association
             Inc. as the hosts of the workshop.

14.2.3       SOUTHERN FLINDERS REGIONAL SPORTS COMPLEX UPDATE
             Item: Council is applying for funding through the Department of
             Education, Employment and Workplace Relations for the Southern
             Flinders Regional Sports Complex.




Northern Areas Council                     16                     Minutes 21 October 2008
             Background:
             The Southern Flinders Regional Sports Complex (also known as the
             Gladstone Stadium) is the proposed two court indoor sports complex,
             with change rooms and clubroom facilities to be constructed at Ewart
             Oval, Gladstone.

             The development of the stadium has been a partnership between
             Council, the Gladstone High School and the Southern Flinders Stadium
             Committee.

             The Department of Education and Children’s Services (DECS) has
             encouraged Council to apply for funding for the Southern Flinders
             Regional Sports Complex through a new Federal Government funding
             program called Local Schools Working Together, through the
             Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

             The aim of the Local Schools Working Together program is to encourage
             government and independent schools to work together with the
             community to develop shared facilities that will broaden the benefit of
             government expenditure on infrastructure.

             Council is working with the Gladstone High School, St Joseph’s Parish
             School and the Southern Flinders Stadium Committee to submit an
             application through the Local Schools Working Together program.
             Funding sought through the Federal Government program will be
             approximately $2.4 million, which will cover the shortfall (previously
             sought through the Regional Partnerships Program) as well as the
             community and DECS contributions. If the application is successful, the
             community will not have any loans associated with the project.

             Discussion:
             The Local Schools Working Together application is complete and is
             currently being reviewed by the State Government Department of
             Education and Children’s Services liaison officer prior to submitting the
             application to the Federal Government. The application is due for
             submission on Tuesday 21st October 2008. Successful outcomes will be
             advised mid December 2008.

             Budget, Risk Management and/or Policy Implications:
             Council has committed to provide $90,000 of engineering works to the
             Southern Flinders Regional Sports Complex.


14.2.4       JAMESTOWN CHILDCARE
             Item: To develop a viable childcare service in Jamestown to meet the
             needs of the growing community.

             Background:
             Jamestown currently does not have a childcare service, and one family
             day care provider is the only form of childcare that the community has
             access to. Two surveys co-ordinated by Council have illustrated and
             overwhelming demand by the community to develop a childcare facility.

             The lack of available childcare is having an effect on the lifestyle of
             many families who are unable to maintain or gain employment after
             having children. This scenario is not only impacting families but also the
             business community who are not able to retain qualified, skilled staff
             after they have children.



Northern Areas Council                     17                     Minutes 21 October 2008
             Two proposals for childcare in Jamestown are working concurrently. One
             proposal to is extend the current preschool (south of the existing
             building) to provide sufficient space for the preschool to become a Rural
             Integrated Service (provide childcare in conjunction with kindergarten
             session).

             The second proposal is to submit an application through the Department
             of Education and Children’s Services, Education Works Scheme. An
             Education Brief (the second stage of the Education Works application
             process) has been submitted to the Education Works Department, if the
             Brief is accepted by the Department a purpose built pre-school/childcare
             service would be constructed at the Jamestown Community School (paid
             for) by the Department of Education and Children’s Services.

             Discussion:
             Council has not yet received any information from the Department of
             Education and Children’s Services as to whether or not the Education
             Works application has been approved for funding. Council has therefore
             continued to progress the proposal to extend the existing preschool, and
             is awaiting final design drawings from Graham Hunt (architect). When
             final drawings are received Council will finalise cost estimates for the
             project.

             Fundraising for the project continues, Council has received $2,000 in
             donations thus far. The Jamestown Hospital has organised a fun run for
             Sunday 19th October 2008, proceeds towards the proposed childcare.

             Budget and Risk Management Implications:
             Council is awaiting a cost estimate for the project in order to finalise
             budget implications. Funding options are being sought through local
             businesses, the AMP Foundation, and the National Australia Bank.

             If the Education Works application is successful a purpose built pre-
             school/childcare service will be constructed at the Jamestown
             Community School at no cost to Council.

14.2.5       SOUTHERN FLINDERS RANGES CYCLE TRAIL DEVELOPMENT
             PROGRAMME STAGE 2, INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS
             Item: The Southern Flinders Regional Tourism Authority (SFRTA) has
             funds currently available through stage two of the Southern Flinders
             Ranges Cycle Trail Development Programme. $85,000 is available (to
             build 85km of off-road cycle trails) for stage two development and
             further funds will be available for stage three.

             Background:
             The Southern Flinders Ranges (SFR) is broadly described as the areas of
             the District Council of Mt. Remarkable, Northern Areas Council, Port Pirie
             Regional Council and the District Council of Orroroo Carrieton. Through
             the SFRTA this group of Council’s is working towards becoming the pre-
             eminent cycle friendly destination in Australia.

             The Southern Flinders Ranges intend to be renowned for our range of
             cycling opportunities including world class mountain biking. As well as
             benefiting visitors, this will also create improved and sustainable
             economic, social and health outcomes for local communities.

             The SFRTA is the local body providing management and direction for
             regional tourism including the development of a significant and diverse
             network of on and off-road cycle trails.


Northern Areas Council                      18                      Minutes 21 October 2008
             The SFRTA and its executive arm, the Southern Flinders Ranges
             Development Board (SFRDB), have secured funds for the
             implementation of Stage 2 of its Cycle Trail Development Programme. A
             total of $85,000 (+ GST) is available for the building of 85km of new
             off-road cycle trail in the 08/09 financial year, further funds will be
             available for Stage 3.

             The SFRTA has invited recreational trail builders, Local Government,
             not-for-profit organisations, community groups and other capable
             parties to apply for funding towards trail building projects. Applications
             are due Friday 31st October 2008.

             Discussion:
             Northern Areas Council is planning two submissions to the Southern
             Flinders Ranges Cycle Trail Development Programme. One of the
             proposed trails would be developed within the Mannanarie/Hornsdale
             district, and the other trail in the Laura/Stone Hut district.

             The proposed trails would be developed on Council land, the amount
             that Council will apply for is not yet known.

             Budget and Risk Management Implications:
             Northern Areas Council has contributed $5,000 to both stage one
             (2007/08) and stage two (2008/09) of the Cycle Trail Development
             Programme.

             An in-kind Council contribution would be required to assist in the
             development of the proposed trails, the cost of developing the proposed
             trails is not yet finalised.


15.          MANAGER OF ENGINEERING SERVICES

            Moved Cr. Robinson seconded Cr. Clark that the Manager of
            Engineering Service’s Report be received.
                                                             CARRIED 5596

15.1          ITEMS FOR DECISION

15.1.1       ELLEN MUDGE/APEX CLUB AND JAMESTOWN DEVELOPMENT
             ASSOCIATION, REQUEST FOR ROAD CLOSURE FOR JAMESTOWN
             CHRISTMAS PAGEANT AND PRODUCERS MARKET.

             Item: Request for road closures for Jamestown Christmas Pageant and
             Producers Market on Sunday December 7th 2008. (375.3.2/ILT2478)

             Background:
             The pageant has been held on the first Sunday in December for many
             years and has always been an important community event. Last year a
             Producers Market was included in the program and was a great success
             and has been included again for this year’s pageant.

             Discussion:
             The letter received from Ellen Mudge requests that the following roads
             be closed for the purpose of the pageant and producers market,
                Ayr Street between Vohr Street and Dunure Terrace
                Dunure Terrace between Ayr Street and Belalie Creek Street
             On December 7th 2008 between the hours of 2.00pm – 9.00pm.



Northern Areas Council                     19                      Minutes 21 October 2008
             Budget, Risk Management and/or Policy Implications:
             The budget implications for the Council are the cost of employing staff
             members on a Sunday to open and close the roads. The staff time spent
             liaising with DTEI and general administration in organising the event.
             Risk management will require a event management plan to be filled out.

             This project is unaffected by current Council Policy.

            Moved Cr. Robinson seconded Cr. Scott that Council exercises the
            power pursuant to Section 33 of the Road Traffic Act 1961 and
            Clause F of the Instrument of General Approval of the Minister
            dated 12 March 2001 to:

            1.1          Pursuant to Section 33(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1961,
                         declare that the event described below (“The Event”)
                         that is to take place on the road described below (“The
                         Road”) is an event to which Section 33 of the Road
                         Traffic Act 1961 applies; and

            1.2          Pursuant to Section 33(1)(a) of the Road Traffic Act
                         1961, make an order directing that the Road on which
                         the Event is to be held and any adjacent or adjoining
                         roads specified below, be closed to traffic for the
                         period commencing on Sunday the 7th of December
                         2008 at 2.00 pm and expiring on Sunday the 7th of
                         December 2008 at 9.00 pm.

            Road:        Ayr Street, between Vohr Street and Dunure Terrace
                         Dunure Terrace, between Ayr Street and Belalie Creek
                         Street

            Event:       Jamestown Christmas Pageant and Producers Market

            1.3          Pursuant to Section 33(1)(b) of the Road Traffic Act
                         1961, make an order directing that persons taking part
                         in the Event be exempted, in relation to the Road, from
                         the duty to observe the Australian Road Rules
                         specified below subject to any conditions described
                         below and attaching to the exemption.

            Australian Road Rules Exemption and Conditions:
            Rule 230: Crossing a road – General [no condition]
            Rule 237: Getting on or into a moving vehicle [provided the
            speed of vehicle does not exceed 5km/h]
            Rule 238: Pedestrians travelling along a road (except in or on a
            wheeled recreational device or toy) – [no condition]
            Rule 264: Wearing of seatbelts by drivers [provided the speed of
            the vehicle does not exceed 25km/h]
            Rule 265: Wearing of seatbelts by passengers 16 years old or
            older [providing the speed of the vehicle does not exceed
            25km/h]
            Rule 266: Wearing of seatbelts by passengers under 16 years old
             [providing the speed of the vehicle does not exceed 25km/h]
            Rule 268: How persons must travel in or on a motor vehicle
            [providing the speed of the vehicle does not exceed 25km/h]
            Rule 269: Opening doors and getting out of a vehicle etc
            [providing the speed of the vehicle does not exceed 5km/h]
            Rule 298: Driving with a person in a trailer [providing the speed
            of the vehicle does not exceed 25km/h]


Northern Areas Council                     20                        Minutes 21 October 2008
            That an Event Management Plan be submitted to Council staff for
            approval.
                                                            CARRIED 5597

15.1.2      SPALDING RODEO COMMITTEE, SPALDING RODEO NOVEMBER 8TH
            2008
            Item: Spalding Rodeo Committee’s request Council Assistance in the loan
            of materials for the Spalding Rodeo. 375.14.1/ILT2368

            Background:
            Spalding has been hosting a Rodeo for a number of years, and in the
            past Council has assisted by providing equipment to help with the
            smooth running of the material as well assisting in the setup and cleanup
            of the Rodeo.

            Discussion:
            A letter has been received from Spalding Rodeo Committee requesting:
            • 12 rolls of bunting flags,
                Approximately 40 wheelie bins;
            • Numerous Star Pickets / Droppers / Reflectors;
                Reflective Jackets;
            • Relevant signage;
            • Help with setting up and cleaning up (some Council equipment);
            • Water Cart for dust prevention (if required);
            • Generator (if available)

             Budget, Risk Management and/or Policy Implications:
             The budget implications are providing staff to assist prior to and after
             the event. As Council has provided this service in the past it has been
             included as part of the budget allocation for these events. No Policy
             implications. Spalding Rodeo Committee will work with the Manager of
             Corporate Governance to ensure all permits and associated paper work
             is presented prior to the event.

             Moved Cr. Robinson seconded Cr. Clark that Council supply on
             loan, the requested items and provide resources for setting up
             and clean-up for the Spalding Rodeo.
                                                               CARRIED 5598

15.1.3       WATER TANKER REPLACEMENT - WATER TANKER TRAILER
             Item: Plant 126 requires urgent repairs or replacement due to safety
             concerns and a formal warning caution notice issued by SAPOL.

             Background:
             Plant 126 is a Tri-Axle water tanker trailer. The date of manufacture is
             unknown though was possibly manufactured in the 1970’s. The unit is in
             poor condition with the aluminium tank and aluminium chassis
             crystalising. The unit is used for resheeting work and also as a water
             tanker available for refilling firetrucks during the fire season.

             Moved Cr. Sparks seconded Cr. Lang that a suitable tri- or bogie
             axle tanker trailer be sought for purchase as a matter of
             urgency, and that delegated authority be given to the Manager of
             Engineering Services to make such a purchase, after consultation
             with the Manager Maintenance, Workshop Supervisor and
             Finance Manager.
                                                                CARRIED 5599



Northern Areas Council                    21                     Minutes 21 October 2008
             Cr. Wheatley left the Council Chamber at 6:16 pm

15.2         ITEMS FOR INFORMATION

15.2.1       CATHERINE KLINGNER, RESIDENT, HUDDLESTON – NARRIDY
             ROAD SAFETY CONCERNS
                                                     375.11.2/ILT2433

             Background:
             Huddlestone – Narridy Road was graded in July this year as part of the
             Council’s Patrol grading program to maintain roads to a standard
             according to the classification. The Narridy – Huddleston Road is a
             Category 3 road.

             Discussion:
             The letter received states that during the patrol grading on the
             aforementioned road that low growing shrubs on the road edge were
             damaged. These shrubs have since died and fallen onto the road. The
             area of concern is on the Narridy – Huddleston Road from the
             intersection of Everett Road north for 5- 6 km. The shrubs now pose a
             safety concern and the resident has requested that they be removed as
             soon as possible.

             Comment:
             The Engineering Department will investigate the issues described in the
             letter and if applicable remove the dead shrubs and hence remove the
             hazard from the Narridy – Huddleston Road.

15.2.2       STEPHEN NORTHCOTT, SECRETARY, ST JOSEPH’S PARISH
             SCHOOL BOARD, OVERGROWN SHRUBS ON NORTH TERRACE
             GLADSTONE.
                                                       375.11.2/ILT2454

             Background:
             St Joseph’s Parish School is on West Terrace at Gladstone. The shrubs in
             question are part of the public streetscape and hence need to be
             maintained to insure safe passage of all pedestrians in and around
             Gladstone.

             Discussion:
             A letter has been received regarding some overgrown shrubs on the
             corner of North Terrace and Sixth Street one of the pathways used by
             children attending St Josephs School. Currently the children must walk
             on the road to circumnavigate the hazard. The School Board requests
             that the shrubs be trimmed

             Comment:
             The Engineering Department will trim the overgrown shrubs to allow
             safe passage for pedestrians around this corner and trim any other
             shrubs that may be hindering the footpaths in this area of Gladstone.

15.2.3       RICHARD AND KAY DALEY, RACECOURSE RD JAMESTOWN

                                                                375.11.2/ILT2388

             Background:
             At the September 2008 meeting Council received a request from Richard
             and Kay Daley and John Keatley to re sheet the Eastern end of the
             unsealed and un-sheeted Racecourse Road, the road is mainly red clay.


Northern Areas Council                    22                     Minutes 21 October 2008
             The road is within township limits and is therefore not classified under
             Council’s road categories.
             The road does not provide any access to residential properties and is
             used to allow access to paddocks for 2 landowners.
             The resheeting occurred during the month of September.

             Discussion:
             A letter of appreciation has been received from Richard and Kay Daley
             thanking Council for the prompt attention to the road.

             Comment:
             For members information.

15.2.4       KARYN DURRANT, SECRETARY, GEORGETOWN MEMORIAL
             TENNIS CLUB INC., GEORGETOWN TENNIS CLUB COURTS.
                                             10.1.4/ILT2481

             Background:
             The Georgetown Tennis Courts are located on Hurtle Street at
             Georgetown. The courts are bordered by residential properties and
             vacant blocks. The eastern boundary includes a laneway. The land the
             tennis courts occupy is owned by Council.

             Discussion:
             A letter received from the Georgetown Memorial Tennis Club Inc. raises
             concern for people playing tennis at these courts when retrieving balls
             from over the eastern boundary as the area has a dilapidated fence and
             high grass.

             Comment:
             The Manager of Engineering Services will contact the president of the
             club to discuss alternatives to reduce the described hazard and if
             necessary provide council assistance to remove the hazard.

15.2.5       DAVINA SICKERDICK, RESEARCH OFFICER GEOGRAPHICAL
             NAMES UNIT APPILA RURAL LOCALITY BOUNDARY.
                                                    210.3.4/ILT2467

             Background:
             The Land Services Group contacted Council in September 2007
             regarding a proposal to realign the boundaries of Appila to better reflect
             the historical perceptions of the bounded locality. The proposal was
             presented to Council in the October 2007 meeting and Council passed a
             motion stating that it supported the proposed re-alignment of the
             boundary of Appila in accordance with the recommendation of the
             Geographical Names Unit.
             Council carried out an extensive survey of all landowners that would be
             affected by the boundary change and all returns indicated support for
             the change.

             Discussion:
             The letter received from Davina Sickerdick states the consultation period
             with emergency services and Australia Post is now complete. The Notice
             for Public Consultation will be published in The Northern Argus and
             Flinders News on October 8th 2008 and in The Advertiser and
             Government Gazette on October 9th 2008. The Notice for Public
             Consultation allows a period of one month from the date of publication
             for the general public to make submissions to the Surveyor General. A
             copy of the plan and a copy of the Notice for Public Consultation has


Northern Areas Council                     23                     Minutes 21 October 2008
             been placed on display at the Jamestown Office of Northern Areas
             Council. Once the boundary is finalised this will become the basis for
             official residential addresses.

             Comment:
             For Member’s Information.

15.2.6       GREG BRENTON, RESIDENT, GLADSTONE WASTE DEPOT
             CHARGES
                                                    450.3.4/ILT2477

             Background:
             Gladstone Waste Depot currently operates 2 days a week for 2 hours on
             each day to receive waste from residents of the Council area. The
             service is utilised by those that do not have a wheelie bin service
             available or need to dispose of waste in excess to the amount allowable
             in a wheelie bin, or for large items. Council increased the charges to
             utilise this service as part of the budget it adopted at the July 2008
             Council meeting.

             Discussion:
             The letter received is regarding the amount charged for depositing
             rubbish at the Gladstone Waste depot. The resident felt that it was
             excessive and was concerned as he has no other alternative, as his
             place of residence does not include a wheelie bin collection.

             Comment:
             Council Staff will write to Mr Brenton to advise him he was charged the
             correct amount and to provide him with the details of the new charges
             at the Waste Depots.


15.2.7       BRIAN HURN, CHAIRPERSON, LOCAL ROADS ADVISORY
             COMMITTEE
                                                   275.1.1/ILT2470

             Background:
             Attached to the Agenda Report is the letter received regarding Road
             Classification Guidelines in South Australia. The guidelines booklet is
             available for members to read and return. The letter outlines the review
             of the road classification assessment system used in SA. The committee
             has now developed a revised set of guidelines and road classification
             assessment framework for use in determining the classification of roads
             in SA as a result of this review.

             Comment:
             For members information. Attachment 1.

15.2.8       LAURA ORROROO RD

             Background:
             The Laura - Orroroo Road has been under construction for
             approximately 4 years. This has been funded by grants under the
             Special Local Roads Scheme and contributions from Council. A total of
             16.5km will be sealed by the completion of the project. This last section
             of the road to be sealed is 5km. It will link with the section that has
             been concurrently constructed by the District Council of Orroroo –
             Carrieton.



Northern Areas Council                     24                     Minutes 21 October 2008
             This will leave a distance of 3.5km of unsealed road in the District
             Council of Orroroo Carrieton that is expected to be sealed in the current
             financial year.

             Discussion:
             All signs, posts and associated roadside furniture has now been
             installed.

15.2.9       RESHEETING OF UNSEALED ROADS

             Background:
             Council has an extensive unsealed road system throughout the Council
             area. The roads are based on a hierarchy system and rated 1 – 5. One
             being the most highly used. Category 3 roads are considered to be
             access to residential properties only for domestic vehicles. Roads are
             inspected each year prior to setting the budget to determine resheeting
             priorities. Please see the attached table, Attachment 2.

             Discussion
                 FISHERS TROUGH ROAD
             (Scheduled) [ Category 2 and 3]
             Completion of re-sheeting of 2.4km a further 1098m3 carted from
             Kitschke’s Pit.

                RANGE RD
             (Scheduled) [Category 2]
             Resheeting of 1.2 km, 1584m3 carted from Moore’s Pit.

                KEATLEY’S RD (EASTERN END OF Racecourse Rd)
             (Unscheduled) [Category 4]
             Resheeting of 550m of this road. Carted 774m3 from Moore’s Pit. This
             resheeting was approved by Council in the September 2008 meeting.

                CASE ROAD
             (Scheduled) [Category 3]
             Carted 576m3 from Moore’s Pit to begin re-sheet of 2.5km of Eastern
             end of road.

                DEPOT HILL ROAD
             (Unscheduled) [Category 3]
             Carting of 188 m3 of material from Moore’s Pit to patch areas with clay
             becoming prominent 350m in length.

                GUS KELLY ROAD
             (Scheduled) [Category 3]
             Resheeted from Council Boundary 1.5km North.

                 The following roads have had patching carried out to repair clay
                 areas and large potholes: Pascoe Rd, Smarts Rd, Cox Rd, Mills Rd,
                 Pirie - Beetaloo Rd, Laura – Beetaloo Rd, Gladstone - Beetaloo Rd,
                 Collaby Hill Rd, Boundary Rd. Smarts Back Rd has had repairs
                 carried out.

15.2.10       PATROL GRADING

             Background:
             Patrol grading is carried out across the Council area to maintain surface
             standards and programming is determined by suitable weather
             conditions (adequate moisture). The schedule for patrol grading is


Northern Areas Council                     25                     Minutes 21 October 2008
             determined by a number of factors including the category of the road
             (category 1 is a priority) followed by the next categories in order.
             Complaints and information from public and staff are also taken into
             consideration once the category 1 roads are completed.

             Discussion:
             See below table and map attached to the Agenda Report.

Road Name                Hundred           km     Road Name           Hundred              km
Caltowie – Tarcowie      Caltowie          5      Government Rd       Caltowie             2.5
Rd
Brogan Rd                Belalie & Whyte   3.5    Lang Rd             Caltowie             5
Cemetry Rd               Belalie & Whyte   2.1    McKenzie Rd         Caltowie             7.5
Kidman Stock Route       Belalie & Whyte   2      Government Rd       Caltowie             7
Rd
WaterShed Rd             Belalie & Whyte   5      Idlip Rd            Howe Booyoolie       2.5
North Booborowie         Belalie & Whyte   1.5    Woolfords Rd        Howe Booyoolie       2.0
Rd
Felton Rd                Caltowie          3      Amey’s Rd           Howe Booyoolie       3.5
Laura Caltowie Rd        Caltowie          5      Appila _            Howe Booyoolie       10.5
                                                  Gladstone Rd
Yangya Rd                Caltowie          5      Felton Rd           Howe   Booyoolie     2.5
Hefferman Rd             Caltowie          5      Zwar Rd             Howe   Booyoolie     5
Beckers Rd               Howe Booyoolie    3      Yandilah Rd         Howe   Booyoolie     1.75
Higgins Rd               Howe Booyoolie    4      Govt Rd             Howe   Booyoolie     4.5
Appila Gladstone Rd      Howe Booyoolie    6      Detour Rd           Howe   Booyoolie     1.5
Gladstone –              Howe Booyoolie    3.5    Pirie Beetaloo Rd   Howe   Booyoolie     2.5
Beetaloo Rd
Young’s Rd               Howe Booyoolie    2      Collaby Hill Rd     Howe Booyoolie       10
Normans Gully Rd         Howe Booyoolie    2.5    Smart Rd            Narridy              11
Boundary Rd              Howe Booyoolie    2.5    Broughton Hills                          2
                                                  Rd
Bowmans Rd               Yackamoorundie    7      Mallee Grove Rd     Yackamoorundie       2
Hermitage Rd             Yackamoorundie    2.5    Yacka Koolunga      Yackamoorundie       4.5
                                                  Rd
Greenwich Hill Rd        Yackamoorundie    3      Pipeline Rd         Yackamoorundie       10.5
Yacka – Andrews Rd       Yackamoorundie    7.5    Cromer Rd           Yackamoorundie       3.5
Glenfarm Rd              Yackamoorundie    1

             TOTAL Patrol Grading 259.35 km

15.2.11       FORWARD WORK PLAN
                    Laura Oval: Tank pad and septic tank
                    Paving of Civic Centre, potholing and footpath maintance in
                    Laura
                    Resheet Williams Rd
                    Mowing all towns
                    Resheeting of roads in Narridy area
                    Resheet Redhill Rd and install drainage
                    Georgetown – Narridy Rd drainage works
                    Design next section for construction of Gladstone -
                    Huddleston Rd

15.2.12      INFORMATION ON ONGOING PROJECTS

                YACKA & GULNARE WASTE DEPOT CLOSURE
             The Yacka and Gulnare Waste Depot landfill sites have now been
             covered with clean fill and shaped to allow drainage and prevent


Northern Areas Council                     26                    Minutes 21 October 2008
             permeation of water into the body of garbage. The EPA have been
             advised of this action and will visit the site in the near future to approve
             the process and advise of ongoing monitoring procedures – typically for
             these “low – key” sites involving only visual observations of leaching to
             the surface of any liquids. Since the Georgetown Landfill was the only
             site nominated for ongoing operation into the future, data relating to
             average rainfall in Georgetown, annual waste quantity and dump
             location was requested by Damon Curnow from EPA, prior to arranging
             his site visit – this information has now been supplied and we await a
             response. We will await positive feedback from EPAs site visit prior to
             proceeding with further planned landfill closures.
             The sites at Yacka and Gulnare will now act as transfer stations for
             residents that utilise these depots, operating for the same hours as
             previously – from a residents point of view, nothing will change, and all
             affected ratepayers have been notified of the changes by mail.
             The implications for Council are that accumulated waste (not recyclable
             by Cooke’s Enterprises) will have to be regularly removed to an
             operating landfill site.


                 N1 AND N2 DRAINAGE
             The fencing of this project has been completed, hence the drain is now
             fenced separately from the adjoining land. A drop structure has been
             installed in KS & CA Hunt’s yard. The above ground drainage channel in
             KS & CA Hunt’s yard has been sealed and native shrubs have been
             planted along the drain adjacent to Tim Box’s land to complete the
             project.

                 INDUSTRIAL ESTATE MANNANARIE ROAD
             Preparation of rubble base for concrete drainage works has been
             delayed awaiting response from Suzlon and ETSA regarding installation
             of trenching for electrical wiring upgrades. Council does not want to
             construct infrastructure which will be disturbed by subsequent trenching
             works.

                 DRAINAGE WORKS: SPALDING LONGMIRE’S
             Work in maintaining the existing drain has been completed as discussed
             with landowner, Mr Darren Longmire. It is anticipated that further work
             will be carried out in this area pending the outcomes of the current flood
             mitigation study for the Spalding region.

                 PLANT REPLACEMENT HISTORY
             A dossier on all major plant items is being compiled. This project is quite
             large and the time frame will need to be extended till mid November due
             to the large volume of work involved and the number of people which
             must be consulted as part of the process.

                 JAMESTOWN SALEYARD COMPLEX CAR PARK
             Designs from the Engineer have been received. Set out work on the
             construction of the car park is due to start on October 13th. Construction
             will be commencing within the next week.

             Cr. Wheatley returned to the Council Chamber at 6:20 pm

16.          RISK MANAGEMENT OFFICER’S REPORT

            Moved Cr. Wheatley seconded Cr. Scott that the Risk
            Management Officer’s Report be taken as read and noted.
                                                              CARRIED 5600


Northern Areas Council                      27                      Minutes 21 October 2008
16.1         ITEMS FOR DECISION
             Nil

16.2         ITEMS FOR INFORMATION
             Period ending: 30/09/08.

16.2.1       OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY & WELFARE

             Training: Introduction to Business Continuity Planning; held at the
             Clare & Gilbert Valley Council Chambers on Thursday 11th September
             9.30am- 4.30pm attended by M Lambert.
             Issues discussed included, AS 4360 Risk Management Standard,
             establishing a context and factors involved in planning, identifying,
             analyzing, evaluating and treating internal risks.

             Training: OHS&W Risk Management Forum; held at the Barossa Council
             Nuriootpa on Thursday 25th September from 9.30am – 3.30pm attended
             by M Lambert and S Goodes.
             Issues discussed included Contract Management liability, legal aspects,
             claim examples, risk management implications and examples of good
             practice, management of events on Council owned land, legal aspects,
             common claims, risk management implications, examples of good
             practice and Christmas Pageants (incorporating safe environment
             principles).

             OHS&W Toolbox Meeting: with Works Department employees was
             held on September 9th at the Yanga Room Gladstone. Items included
             reviewing Council’s Policy and Procedures, checking for currency of
             Driver’s Licences, use of the new MSDS folders placed at the depots and
             offices and plant assessments.
             Council’s Vehicle, Depots and Office First Aid Kits have had the six
             monthly inspections, and perishable items replaced.

16.2.2       DISTRICT WEED SPRAYING PROGRAM
             The Street Weed Spraying Program for the district is completed with
             some irregular spot spraying continuing throughout the warmer months
             where required.

16.2.3       FIRE PREVENTION
             Some Works Department employee’s have been mowing roadsides and
             park areas while a Slashing Contactor has commenced work around the
             Jamestown area in preparation for the upcoming Fire Danger Season,
             slashing parks and roadsides.

16.2.4       CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION PROJECT
             To date the project has not been completed and the three pilot Councils
             are still waiting the final workshop and completion of the project reports.


17.          MANAGER OF FINANCE

            Moved Cr. Sparks seconded Cr. Robinson that the Manager of
            Finance Report be taken as read and noted.
                                                             CARRIED 5601

17.1         ITEMS FOR DECISION
             Nil



Northern Areas Council                     28                     Minutes 21 October 2008
17.2         ITEMS FOR INFORMATION

17.2.1       BANK RECONCILIATION & LGFA INVESTMENTS/DEBENTURES

            The bank reconciliation, LGFA Investments, Debenture Schedules and
            Trust Deposit as at 30th September 2008 are included with the Council
            Agenda.

17.2.2       PAYMENT LISTING

             The invoices paid during September 2008 are attached to the Agenda
             Report for information only.

17.2.3       YEAR TO DATE BUDGET COMPARISON

             Attached to the Agenda Report for information is the September
             monthly comparison of actual expenditure against budget.

17.2.4       2007/08 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

             The 2007/08 financial statements will be presented to the November
             2008 Council meeting.
             An Audit Committee meeting was held on the 21st October to review the
             financial statements.
             Following on from this a first quarter budget review meeting will be held
             (possibly early November) to discuss budget changes that have arisen
             since the end of financial year until 30 September.

18.          GOVERNANCE & RISK MANAGEMENT REPORT

            Moved Cr. Clark seconded Cr. McPherson that the Governance &
            Risk Management Report be taken as read and noted.
                                                             CARRIED 5602

18.1         ITEMS FOR DECISION

18.1.1       REVIEW OF CONFIDENTIAL MINUTES
             Re: Review of confidential minutes

             Nil

18.1.2       REVIEW OF DELEGATIONS
             Item: Council should review its delegations at least once in every
             financial year, in accordance with the Local Government Act 1999.

             Discussion:
             The LGA has provided guidelines and a template for Council’s use in
             considering delegations under 20 Acts of Parliament.

             It has been the practice of this Council to delegate the powers and
             functions under the various Acts to the Chief Executive Officer and that
             such powers and functions may be further delegated by the CEO as the
             CEO sees fit.

             Moved Cr. Scott seconded Cr. Clark that having conducted its
             annual review of the Council’s Delegations Register in
             accordance with Section 44(6) of the Local Government Act
             1999, the Council:
             1.   Revocations


Northern Areas Council                     29                    Minutes 21 October 2008
             1.1   Hereby revokes its previous delegations to the Chief
                   Executive Officer of those powers and functions under the
                   following:
                   1.1.1 Community Titles Act 1996
                   1.1.2 Development Act 1993 and Development Act
                         Regulations 1993
                   1.1.3 Dog & Cat Management Act 1995
                   1.1.4 Environment Protection Act 1993 and Environment
                         Protection (Waste Management) Policy 1994
                   1.1.5 Expiation of Offences Act 1996
                   1.1.6 Fences Act 1975
                   1.1.7 Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005 and Fire and
                         Emergency Services Act Regulations 2005
                   1.1.8 Food Act 2001
                   1.1.9 Freedom of Information Act 1991
                   1.1.10 Housing Improvement Act 1940
                   1.1.11 Land & Business (Sale and Conveyancing) Act 1994
                   1.1.12 Liquor Licensing Act 1997
                   1.1.13 Local Government Act 1934
                   1.1.14 Local Government Act 1999
                   1.1.15 Natural Resources Management Act 2004, Natural
                         Resources Management (General) Regulations 2005
                         and Natural Resources Management (Transitional
                         Provisions - Levies) Regulations 2005
                   1.1.16 Occupational Health Safety & Welfare Act 1986
                   1.1.17 Public and Environmental Health Act 1987 and Public
                         and Environmental Health (Waste Control) Regulations
                         1995
                   1.1.18 Roads (Opening & Closing) Act 1991
                   1.1.19 Road Traffic Act 1961 (SA), Road Traffic
                         (Miscellaneous) Regulations 1999 and Road Traffic
                         (Road Rules – Ancillary and Miscellaneous Provisions)
                         Regulations 1999
                   1.1.20 Supported Residential Facilities Act 1992

             1.2 Hereby revokes its previous delegations to its Development
                 Assessment Panel under the Development Act 1993 and
                 Development Regulations 1993.

             2.  Delegations made under Local Government Act 1999
             2.1 In exercise of the power contained in Section 44 of the
                 Local Government Act 1999 the powers and functions under
                 the following Acts and specified in the proposed
                 Instruments of Delegation contained in Appendices 1-16
                 (each of which is individually identified as indicated below)
                 are hereby delegated this 21st October 2008 to the person
                 occupying the office of Chief Executive Officer subject to the
                 conditions and or limitations specified herein or in the
                 Schedule of Conditions in each such proposed Instrument of
                 Delegation.

                   2.1.1 Community Titles Act 1996 (Appendix 1)
                   2.2.2 Dog & Cat Management Act 1995 (Appendix 2)
                   2.2.3 Environment Protection Act 1993 (Appendix 3)
                   2.2.4 Expiation of Offences Act 1996 (Appendix 4)
                   2.2.5 Fences Act 1975 (Appendix 5)
                   2.2.6 Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005 and Fire and
                         Emergency Services Regulations 2005 (Appendix 6)
                   2.2.7 Freedom of Information Act 1991 (Appendix 7)


Northern Areas Council                  30                  Minutes 21 October 2008
                   2.2.8 Housing Improvement Act 1940 (Appendix 8)
                   2.2.9 Land & Business (Sale & Conveyancing) Act 1994
                         (Appendix 9)
                   2.2.10 Liquor Licensing Act 1997 (Appendix 10)
                   2.2.11 Local Government Act 1934 (Appendix 11)
                   2.2.12 Local Government Act 1999 (Appendix 12)
                   2.2.13 Natural Resources Management Act 2004, Natural
                         Resources Management (General) Regulations 2005
                         and Natural Resources Management (Transitional
                         Provisions - Levies) Regulations 2005 (Appendix 13)
                   2.2.14 Roads (Opening and Closing) Act 1991 (Appendix 14)
                   2.2.15 Occupational Health Safety and Welfare Act 1986
                         (Appendix 15)
                   2.2.16 Road Traffic Act 1961 (SA), Road Traffic
                         (Miscellaneous) Regulations 1999 and Road Traffic
                         (Road Rules – Ancillary and Miscellaneous Provisions)
                         Regulations 1999 (Appendix 16).

             2.2 Such powers and functions may be further delegated by the
                 Chief Executive Officer in accordance with Sections 44 and
                 101 of the Local Government Act 1999 as the Chief
                 Executive Officer sees fit, unless otherwise indicated herein
                 or in the Schedule of Conditions contained in each such
                 proposed Instrument of Delegation.

             3. Delegations made under Development Act 1993
             3.1 In exercise of the powers contained in Section 20 and
                 34(23) of the Development Act 1993, the powers and
                 functions under the Development Act 1993 and the
                 Development Regulations 1993 contained in the proposed
                 Instrument of Delegation (annexed to the Report dated 21st
                 October 2008 and entitled Item 18.1.2 and marked
                 Appendix 17) (distributed under separate cover) are hereby
                 delegated this 21st October 2008 to the person occupying
                 the office of Chief Executive Officer, subject to the
                 conditions or limitations indicated herein or in the Schedule
                 of Conditions contained in the proposed Instrument of
                 Delegation under the Development Act 1993.

             3.2 Such powers and functions may be further delegated by the
                 Chief Executive Officer as the Chief Executive Officer sees fit
                 and in accordance with the relevant legislation unless
                 otherwise indicated herein or in the Schedule of Conditions
                 contained in the proposed Instrument of Delegation under
                 the Development Act 1993.

             3.3 In exercise of the powers contained in Section 20 and
                 34(23) of the Development Act 1993 the powers and
                 functions under the Development Act 1993 and the
                 Development Regulations 1993 contained in the proposed
                 Instrument of Delegation (annexed to the Report dated 21st
                 October 2008 and entitled Item 18.1.2 and marked
                 Appendix 17A) (distributed under separate cover) are
                 hereby delegated to the Northern Areas Council - Council
                 Development Assessment Panel, subject to any conditions
                 specified in the Schedule of Conditions contained in the
                 proposed Instrument of Delegation under the Development
                 Act 1993.



Northern Areas Council                  31                   Minutes 21 October 2008
             4.  Delegations made under Food Act 2001
             4.1 In exercise of the powers contained in Section 91 of the
                 Food Act 2001, the powers and functions under the Food Act
                 2001 contained in the proposed Instrument of Delegation
                 (annexed to the Report dated 21st October 2008 and
                 entitled Item 18.1.2 and marked Appendix 18) (distributed
                 under separate cover) are hereby delegated this 21st
                 October 2008 to the person occupying the office of Chief
                 Executive Officer (“the head of the enforcement agency” for
                 the purposes of the Food Act 2001), subject to the
                 conditions or limitations indicated herein or in the Schedule
                 of Conditions contained in the proposed Instrument of
                 Delegation under the Food Act 2001.

             4.2 Such powers and functions may be further delegated by the
                 Chief Executive Officer as the Chief Executive Officer sees fit
                 and in accordance with the relevant legislation unless
                 otherwise indicated herein or in the Schedule of Conditions
                 contained in the proposed Instrument of Delegation under
                 the Food Act 2001.

             5.  Delegations made under Public and Environmental Health
                 Act 1987
             5.1 In exercise of the power contained in Section 6 of the Public
                 and Environmental Health Act 1987, the powers and
                 functions under the Public & Environmental Health Act 1987
                 and Public and Environmental Health (Waste Control)
                 Regulations 1995 contained in the proposed Instrument of
                 Delegation (annexed to the Report dated 21st October 2008
                 and entitled Item 18.1.2 and marked Appendix 19)
                 (distributed under separate cover) are hereby delegated
                 this 21st October 2008 to the person occupying the office of
                 Chief Executive Officer, subject to the conditions or
                 limitations indicated herein or in the Schedule of Conditions
                 contained in the proposed Instrument of Delegation under
                 the Public and Environmental Health Act 1987.

             5.2 Such powers and functions may be further delegated by the
                 Chief Executive Officer as the Chief Executive Officer sees fit
                 and in accordance with the relevant legislation unless
                 otherwise indicated herein or in the Schedule of Conditions
                 contained in the proposed Instrument of Delegation under
                 the Public and Environmental Health Act 1987.

             6.  Delegations under Supported Residential Facilities Act 1992
             6.1  In exercise of the power contained in Section 9 of the
                  Supported Residential Facilities Act 1992, the powers and
                  functions under the Supported Residential Facilities Act
                  1992 contained in the proposed Instrument of Delegation
                  (annexed to the Report dated 21st October 2008 and
                  entitled Item 18.1.2 and marked Appendix 20) (distributed
                  under separate cover) are hereby delegated this 21st
                  October 2008 to the person occupying the office of Chief
                  Executive Officer, subject to the conditions or limitations
                  indicated herein or in the Schedule of Conditions contained
                  in the proposed Instrument of Delegation under the
                  Supported Residential Facilities Act 1992.




Northern Areas Council                  32                   Minutes 21 October 2008
             6.2 Such powers and functions may be further delegated by the
                 Chief Executive Officer as the Chief Executive Officer sees fit
                 and in accordance with the relevant legislation unless
                 otherwise indicated herein or in the Schedule of Conditions
                 contained in the proposed Instrument of Delegation under
                 the Supported Residential Facilities Act 1992.

             7.  Authorisations and Subdelegation under the Road Traffic
                 Act 1961
             7.1 That, in accordance with the Notice to the Council dated 17
                 June 2006 from the Minister for Transport and Urban
                 Planning (“the Minister’s Notice”), the Council authorises
                 the following officers to exercise, for, and on behalf of the
                 Council, the power conferred on the Council pursuant to the
                 following clauses of the Minister’s Notice in relation to the
                 Road Traffic Act 1961:
                 Clause A.1 – Chief Executive Officer, Manager of
                 Engineering Services, Construction Manager, Maintenance
                 Supervisor and Manager Corporate Governance;

                   Clause B.1 – Chief Executive Officer, Manager of Engineering
                   Services, Construction Manager, Maintenance Supervisor
                   and Manager Corporate Governance;

                   Clause C.1 – Chief Executive Officer, Manager of Engineering
                   Services, Construction Manager, Maintenance Supervisor
                   and Manager Corporate Governance;

                   Clause D.1 – Chief Executive Officer, Manager of
                   Engineering Services, Construction Manager, Maintenance
                   Supervisor and Manager Corporate Governance;

                   Clause E.1 – Chief Executive Officer, Manager of Engineering
                   Services, Construction Manager, Maintenance Supervisor
                   and Manager Corporate Governance;

                   subject to –

                         (i)     the conditions contained in the Minister’s Notice;
                                 and

                         (ii)    where applicable the conditions contained within
                                 the “Notice from the Commissioner of Highways
                                 for the Temporary use of Traffic Control Devices
                                 by persons other than Road Authorities” dated 8
                                 April 2002, as amended from time to time;

                         (iii)   any conditions contained in this Resolution or in
                                 such instrument; and

                         (iv)    the creation of a separate instrument in writing
                                 reflecting such authorisations under the
                                 Minister’s Notice and this Resolution.

             7.2 The said instrument shall be in substantially the same form
                 as the proposed instrument of authorisation annexed to the
                 Report dated 21st October 2008 and entitled Item 18.1.2
                 and marked Appendix 21 (distributed under separate
                 cover).


Northern Areas Council                      33                   Minutes 21 October 2008
             7.3 In exercise of the power contained in, and in accordance
                 with, Clause F.1 of the Notice to the Council dated 17 June
                 2006 from the Minister for Transport (“the Minister’s
                 Notice”), the power contained in Section 33(1) of the Road
                 Traffic Act 1961 and delegated to the Council pursuant to
                 Clause F of the Minister’s Notice is hereby sub-delegated to
                 the person occupying the office of Chief Executive Officer of
                 the Council subject to:
                 (i)   the conditions contained in the Minister’s Notice; and
                 (ii) any conditions contained in this Resolution or in such
                       instrument; and
                 (iii) the creation of a separate instrument in writing
                 reflecting such sub delegation under the Minister’s Notice
                 and this Resolution.

             7.4 The said instrument shall be in substantially the same form
                 as the proposed instrument of sub delegation annexed to
                 the Report dated 21st October 2008 and entitled Item
                 18.1.2 and marked Appendix 21 (distributed under separate
                 cover).
                                                                CARRIED 5603

            PUBLIC OFFICER

            Moved Cr. Sparks seconded Cr. Robinson that Keith Hope, Chief
            Executive Officer, be appointed to the position of Public Officer
            for the Northern Areas Council - Council Development
            Assessment Panel.
                                                                CARRIED 5604

18.1.3       REVIEW OF COUNCIL’S POLICIES AND CODES
             Item: Council should review its policies once in every financial year, in
             accordance with the Local Government Act 1999.

             Background: Council last undertook a review of its Polices, Codes and
             Procedures in September 2007.

             Discussion: The following Codes, Policies or Procedures are due to be
             reviewed by Council (copies are enclosed under a separate cover with
             the Agenda Report for Members’ consideration):

            1. Code of Conduct (for Members of Council) [S.63(1)]

            2. Code of Conduct to be observed by employees [S. 110]

            3. Code of Practice for Access to Council Meetings, Council Committees
               and Council Documents [S.92].

            4. Contractors Policy (OH&S)

            5. Control of Election Signs for Federal, State and Local Government
               Elections, Referenda and Polls - Policy and Guidelines

            6. Electronic Communication Facilities Policy

            7. Grievance Resolution Policy

            8. Grievance Resolution Guideline


Northern Areas Council                     34                      Minutes 21 October 2008
            9. Internal Review of Council Decisions Procedures. [S. 270(1)
               Amendment at Council’s discretion

            10. Order Making Policy. [S. 254/259] Amendment requires invitation
                (via newspapers) to the public to make written representations.

            11. Occupational Health Safety & Welfare and Injury Management Policy

            12. Privacy Policy [Privacy Act 1988 (Cwlth)]

            13. Public Consultation Policy. [S. 50(1)

            14. Purchase of Goods And Services Policy [S. 49(1)(c)]

            15. Records Management Policy & Records Management Procedure

            16. Rocky River District Health & Care Bus Policy

            17. Safe Environment Policy

            18. Sale and Disposal of Council Land and other Assets Policy

            19. Tender Policy & Procedure [S. 49(1)]

            20. Training and Development Policy for Council Members [S. 80A]

            21. Volunteer Policy [OHS&W Act]

            Moved Cr. Scott seconded Cr. Clark that Council having reviewed
            the above Council policies (numbered 1 to 21 in the Annexure to
            the Governance & Risk Management Report – entitled Item
            18.1.3) resolves that the policies be adopted without change.
                                                               CARRIED 5605

18.1.4       GLADSTONE GOLF CLUB INC
             Re: Requesting assistance with payment of public liability insurance and
             consideration of reduction in annual lease rental. (ILT2380 File: 90.1.4)

             Background: This item of correspondence was included in the
             September 2008 Council meeting Report Item 18.1.4. Council resolved
             at the meeting: “that prior to Council considering the Gladstone Golf
             Club’s request for a reduction in its annual lease rental and
             reimbursement for its annual public liability insurance premium, the
             Manager of Finance Manager provide a report to Council of a financial
             comparison of golf clubs undertaken by the previous Finance Manager”.

             Discussion
             Attached to the Report is a copy of the financial comparison of Sporting
             Clubs undertaken by the previous Finance Manager and reported to the
             Ordinary meeting held on 20 November 2007. Also attached is a copy
             of Item 18.1.4 of the Governance and Risk Management Report of 16
             September 2008 Council Meeting.

             Alan Thomson left the Council Chamber at 6:46 pm.
             Gabby Swearse left the Council Chamber at 6:53 pm.

             Moved Cr. Catford seconded Cr. Wheatley that Council will, on a
             trial basis for the 2009/10 financial year:


Northern Areas Council                     35                    Minutes 21 October 2008
             •   provide 100% rebate on Council rates for the Golf Clubs in
                 the Council area, who own their own land;
             •   rebate the full amount of the annual lease fee to those Golf
                 Clubs who lease land from Council.
             •   no longer automatically reimburse public liability insurance
                 premiums to those Golf Clubs currently claiming from Council.

             Amendment to the Motion

             Moved Cr. Sparks seconded Cr. Clark that Council will, on a trial
             basis for the 2009/10 financial year:
             • provide 50% rebate on Council rates for the Golf Clubs in the
                Council area, who own their own land;
             • rebate 50% of the annual lease fee to those Golf Clubs who
                lease land from Council;
             • no longer automatically reimburse public liability insurance
                premiums to those Golf Clubs currently claiming from Council.

                                                                         LOST 5606

             The original motion was put
                                                                    CARRIED 5607

18.2         ITEMS FOR INFORMATION

18.2.1       OH&S MINUTES
             Re: Minutes of the OH&S meeting held on 26 June 2008.

Meeting Adjourned
7 pm      Moved Cr. McPherson seconded Cr. Scott that the meeting
          adjourn for the evening meal.
                                                           CARRIED 5608

Meeting Resumed
8:10 pm The Chairman called the meeting back into session.

             Present: Members Cr. A.G. Woolford (Chairman), Cr. M.J. Catford
             (Deputy Chairman), Cr. D.V. Clark, Cr. R.B. Lang, Cr. D.F. McPherson,
             Cr. M.J. Robinson, Cr. G.D. Scott, Cr. F.C. Sparks, Cr. D.T. Wheatley
             Staff Keith Hope (Chief Executive Officer), Alan Thomson (Manager of
             Environmental Services), Roger Crowley (Manager Corporate
             Governance), Bernadette Semler (Executive Assistant), David Rattley
             (Manager of Finance), Peter Broomhead (Manager of Engineering
             Services)


19           CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

            Moved Cr. Clark seconded Cr. Catford that the Chief Executive
            Officer’s Report be taken as read and noted.
                                                               CARRIED 5609

19.1         ITEMS FOR DECISION

19.1.1       SAHT, BOMBALA UNITS, 1-4 CROSS STREET, GLADSTONE
             Item: To determine a future outcome for the Bombala Units at
             Gladstone.




Northern Areas Council                    36                    Minutes 21 October 2008
             Background:
             The Bombala Units comprise four (4) single bedroom cottages at 1-4
             Cross Street Gladstone. The cottage flats were constructed and paid for
             by the South Australian Housing Trust (SAHT) in 1987 on land owned by
             Council (CT 5455/547). In July 2005 the SAHT advised Council it was
             reviewing all of its joint venture properties and asked if Wattsiana
             Homes may be interested in taking over the cottages at Cross Street. In
             June 2006 Wattsiana Homes advised that they had no interest in the
             Cross Street unit adding that their research indicated that potential
             residents “were not interested in one bedroom units”. In July 2007
             Council offered SAHT a nominal $1,000/unit “to take the units off your
             hands”. SAHT enquired if Council would be interested in extending the
             term of the original agreement. This option was declined. In November
             2007 Housing SA (formerly SAHT) expressed concern that the units had
             remained unoccupied for a considerable period of time and offered to
             have them valued as a means to resolving their future ownership.
             Council also indicated a possible community use for the units. In
             January 2008 Housing SA advised that the units had been valued (at
             $147,000) and offered them to Council at the valuation price. Council
             considered the offer at its May 2008 Meeting and formed the view that
             the valuation was considerably at odds with the worth of the units
             considering that they have remained un-tenanted for a considerable
             period of time. In its latest communication to Housing SA, Council made
             an offer to purchase the units based on a possible community use for
             them.

             Budget, Risk Management and/or Policy Implications:
             Council has not made provision in its budget to purchase the units and
             will review the matter following discussions with Housing SA.

             Project Status:
             The Chairman and CEO met with Housing SA representatives in Port
             Pirie on Tuesday 30th September 2008 to further discuss this matter.
             Housing SA indicated that they are unable to negotiate a sale price at
             variance to the valuation price of the property and determined that the
             “best” outcome would be to put the units on the market with Council
             exercising an option to “buy them back” if it desired to do so.

             Housing SA then advised that under (clause 19 of) the terms of the
             (joint venture or) lease agreement, that in the event of the units being
             sold Council is obliged to pay to Housing SA (SAHT) the valuation price
             of the units. That is, if the units are put to auction and sell for less than
             the valuation figure – Council would be obliged to pay the difference to
             Housing SA. Housing SA was unable to advise on a funding ‘split’ if the
             units sold for a price greater than the valuation price and have
             undertaken to obtain a legal opinion for this scenario.

             Either way there does not seem to be a positive outcome for Council in
             this matter and as the joint venture agreement does not expire before
             June 2036 this matter may not be resolved until that time. In the
             interim it was suggested that the units be boarded up (to protect
             against vandalism) pending a decision by Council.

             Moved Cr. Sparks seconded Cr. Lang that Council enter into
             negotiations with Housing SA, in two years time, regarding the
             future of the Bombala Units at 1-4 Cross Street Gladstone.
                                                                CARRIED 5610




Northern Areas Council                      37                       Minutes 21 October 2008
19.2         ITEMS FOR INFORMATION

19.2.1       NORTHERN & YORKE NRM
             Item: Attempting to negotiate agreed performance outcomes relative to
             levy/tax paid.

             Discussion:
             The (NRM) Board’s current Executive Officer reported at the October
             CLGR meeting that the Board was:
             • Developing its first major plan,
             • Focussing on its sustainability,
             • Aligning its plan with the State Strategic Plan,
             • Organising workshops and forums,
             • Engaging in community consultation and monitoring feedback,
             • Testing the objectives and outcomes of the (proposed) plan,
             • Seeking input into the robustness of the plan,
             • Considering the levy collection and how funding is used,
             • Recruiting for a female Board delegate,

             The N&Y NRM has produced a draft Plan and is seeking input and
             feedback from all stakeholders. Councillors are encouraged to read the
             attached reports and provide feedback which can be collated for a
             Council response. Feedback is required by 22 December 2008.

             Budget, Risk Management and/or Policy Implications:
             Council will continue to pursue opportunities to reduce the levy impact
             on ratepayers.

19.2.2       SPALDING FLOOD MITIGATION PROJECT
             Item: To develop a flood mitigation program for the Spalding township

             Discussion:
             In order to develop options for better flood protection for Spalding
             Council has engaged GHD to undertake a comprehensive flood study of
             the town. At its June 2008 Meeting Council moved to contract GHD to
             undertake flood mitigation studies for Spalding which will enable a
             submission to be made to the State Government for Stormwater
             Management Funding for the required works to be carried out.

             GHD is currently undertaking the Spalding flood study which includes
             ‘marking’ the levels of previous floods and developing recommendations
             to mitigate against future occurrences. GHD are preparing their final
             report to Council which will include up to 5 options for works that could
             be undertaken to mitigate against future flooding of the town.

             Budget, Risk Management and/or Policy Implications:
             Council has made provision in its budget to undertake flood mitigation
             works at Spalding during 2008/2009 however until the GHD study is
             completed it will not know whether those works need to be undertake
             over a number of years.

             Update/comment:
             It is expected that the GHD study will be available for presentation at
             the November Council meeting along with recommendations for Council
             to consider. After Council’s consideration a funding application can be
             prepared.

19.2.3       GLADSTONE FLOOD MITIGATION PROJECT
             Item: To develop a flood mitigation program for Gladstone


Northern Areas Council                     38                    Minutes 21 October 2008
             Discussion:
             Sawley Lock & Associates has completed a survey of the designated
             parts of Section 173 Hd of Yangya and Council’s Special Projects Advisor
             is preparing an application for funding through the Stormwater
             Management Board.

             Budget, Risk Management and/or Policy Implications:
             Council has made provision in its budget for this work to be undertaken
             (subject to grant funding from the Stormwater Management Board).
             Council is also negotiating with consultants with a view to
             commissioning a hydrology study of this part of the town to determine
             floor/foundation levels for future residential development.

19.2.4       LAURA FLOOD MITIGATION PROJECT
             Item: To develop a flood mitigation program for Laura incorporating
             optimum water harvesting opportunities

             Discussion:
             Council is still awaiting advice from the Local Government Association on
             how to proceed with the CWMS Total Water Strategy Planning Program.

             Budget, Risk Management and/or Policy Implications:
             Provision has been made in Council’s budget to undertake flood
             mitigation works/studies at Laura during this financial year. Council will
             allocate some of these funds to participate in the CWMS Total Water
             Strategy Planning Program.

19.2.5       YACKA FLOOD MITIGATION PROJECT
             Item: To develop an economically viable flood mitigation program for
             Yacka.

             Budget, Risk Management and/or Policy Implications:
             There are budget implications for Council with this project. GDH
             estimate that road depression works to redirect water along designated
             streets will be in the order of $500,000. It is likely these works would
             qualify for both State & Federal Stormwater Management funding with
             each party meeting 1/3 of the costs. The cost to Council would be in the
             order of $165,000. In seeking Government funding support, Council
             would propose undertaking the necessary works over a two year period.
             There may be a liability issue if Council does not have a strategic or
             forward plan to undertake these works. This project is not affected by
             any current Council Policy.

             Project status:
             Council is required to undertake an environmental report on proposed
             works (with floodwaters expected to discharge into the Broughton
             River). Council is also undertaking an assessment of likely cost
             structures which can form the basis of a funding application.

19.2.6       RATIONALISATION OF ADMINISTRATION OFFICES
             Item: Staffing levels at Spalding and Gladstone satellite offices.

19.2.7       MINISTER FOR HEALTH, HON JOHN HILL
             Item: SA Country Health Care Plan

             Background
             Following the meeting at Jamestown on Thursday 3rd July, 2008, a letter
             was forwarded to the Minister for Health, John Hill, requesting his


Northern Areas Council                     39                      Minutes 21 October 2008
             response to a number of queries raised at the community meeting. A
             response was received from Minister Hill, which was tabled at the
             September 2008 Council Meeting.

             Comment:
             The future of the Country Health Plan is being considered by the Country
             Health Plan Task Force (of which Mayor James Maitland is a member)
             and is due to report back to the Minister in December 2008.

19.2.7       LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
             Item: Annual General Meeting

             Background:
             The Local Government Association’s Annual General Meeting and
             Associated Sessions will be held on 23 & 24 October 2008 at the
             Adelaide Convention Centre.

19.2.8       DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE
             Item: Purchase of freehold of Sections 412 & 414, Hd of Booyoolie,
             Gladstone

             Background:
             Back in February 2004 Council sought to obtain the freehold of Sections
             412 & 414 Hundred of Booyoolie (which are covered by Miscellaneous
             Lease 21041).

             At the time Council wrote to Crown Lands seeking a purchase price.
             Crown Lands responded during 2006 advising that to progress this
             matter Council would be required to fill out an application form and pay
             a fee. This advice was considered by Council at its August 2006 Meeting
             which resolved to complete the form and pay the fee. The fee was paid
             during September 2006 and the form forwarded to Crown Lands during
             October 2006. . The matter seems to have “fallen into a back hole” since
             then as nothing was done.

             Crown Lands wrote to Council on 4 July 2008 seeking an update on
             Council’s intention (oblivious to the fact that Council has been awaiting a
             responds from Crown Lands). In a further discussion with Crown Lands
             (and subsequent correspondence) Council has been asked to reconsider
             its request to freehold this site. The site is currently zoned residential.

             Budget, Risk Management and/or Policy Implications:
             Whilst a valuation has not yet been undertaken, Crown Lands has
             advised that the purchase price of the land comprised within the lease
             would be at current market value. The valuation to determine the
             purchase price will have regard to the highest and best use of the land.

             With Council undertaking a Plan Amendment Review, and if a rezone of
             the land comprised within the lease to Industrial is contemplated then
             the re-zoning of the area may have an impact on the value of the land.

             Comment:
             Council is still awaiting a response from the Gladstone Community
             Development and Tourism Association on this matter.

19.2.10      MID NORTH REGIONAL LAND USE FRAMEWORK
             Item: Implications and utilisation of the Mid North Regional Land Use
             Framework



Northern Areas Council                     40                     Minutes 21 October 2008
             Background:
             The Rann Government (through the Department for Planning) has
             initiated a series of Regional Land Use Frameworks to cover the State.
             The Reports represent a comprehensive analysis of each regional area
             highlighting future growth and development. The Reports are also
             intended to provide a regional link back to the State Strategic Plan.

             Discussion:
             It is intended that the Framework Reports will be used by Government
             agencies to plan for and determine future social, economic, community
             and infrastructure needs. It is likely that the Mid North Regional Land
             Use Framework will become the ‘blueprint’ for future State Government
             resource commitments. In this context it is important for Councillors to
             understand the positioning of this district within the strategies and
             objectives that have been developed for the region.

             Mr Andrew Greer, Director Planning Policy (Planning SA) will provide a
             presentation on the Mid North Regional Land Use Framework prior to the
             October 2008 Council Meeting.

             Budget, Risk Management and/or Policy Implications:
             In assessing future social, economic, community and infrastructure
             needs Council will need to determine the suitability of initiatives against
             their relative positioning within the Mid North Regional Land Use
             Framework. This document will also guide Regional Development Boards
             in pursuing major regional infrastructure initiatives.

             Comment:
             Mid North Regional Land Use Framework (A proposed alteration to the
             Planning Strategy for south Australia) Draft for Consultation October
             2008, is provided for Members under separate cover with the Agenda.

19.2.11      BELALIE ARTS SOCIETY INC
             Item: Requesting Council consider taking over the payments to DBT
             Security Systems for the cost of the alarm installed at the gallery for
             security purposes.

             Background:
             The Belalie Art Gallery, (Lot 99, Plan 240201, CT 5788/467), Irvine
             Street, Jamestown) is owned by Council.

             A lease between Northern Areas Council and Belalie Arts Society Inc was
             established in 1997.

             The Gallery houses a large number of valuable pieces of art, which have
             been purchased over a number of years, and in effect are the property
             of the community, as well providing a venue for Country Art and other
             travelling art exhibitions, and it was felt that a security system was
             necessary.

             As an example of art exhibited in the gallery, the current exhibition
             which comprises 3 tapestry wall hangings with a sale value of between
             $9,000 and $12,000 each together with a number of small pieces at
             $1430 each.

             Discussion:
             The Belalie Arts Society Inc was successful in receiving a grant to install
             a security system at the Gallery around 2 years ago. However, as a non
             profit making organisation, the costs for keeping the system in place


Northern Areas Council                     41                      Minutes 21 October 2008
             (each 13 weeks at $78.65, inc. of GST) are a strain on the Society’s
             limited income.

             Belalie Arts Society is asking Council to take over the payments to DBT
             Security Systems for the alarm installed at the gallery for security
             purposes.

             Budget, Risk Management and/or Policy Implications:
             Under the terms of the lease, Belalie Arts Society Inc is required to pay
             public liability insurance, along with costs for all electricity.

             Northern Areas Council pays the building insurance.

             The cost of security by DBT Security Systems (at their current rate) of
             $78.65 per 13 weeks = $314.60 per annum.

             There is no allocation in the 2008/2009 budget.

             Comment
             A letter was forwarded to the Belalie Arts Society following Council’s
             decision to pay for the cost of the security at the Gallery.

19.2.12      CENTRAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT REGION INC
             Item: 2007/2008 Annual Report

             Comment:
             Council has received the Central Local Government Region Inc Annual
             Report for 2007/2008.

             A copy is available for Members on request.

19.2.13      LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
             Item: Exposure of Local Government in South Australia to uncertainties
             in financial markets

             Comment:
             Attached to the Agenda Report is a Media Release from the Local
             Government Association (SA Councils not exposed to US bank collapse)
             and a letter from President, Local Government Association, Mayor Joy
             Baluch (SA Councils not exposed to US bank collapse).

19.2.14      2009 AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS
             Item: Northern Areas Council 2009 Australia Day Awards – Nominations
             are now open.

             Comment:
             Nominations are open to the Northern Areas Council 2009 Australia Day
             Awards in the following categories;

             Australia Day Citizen Award
             To be eligible, the person must be 25 years or older on January 26 next.
             Australia Day Young Citizen Award
             To be eligible, the person must be under 25 years of age on January 26
             next.
             Community Event of the Year
             Presented to the person/group, who has staged the most outstanding
             community event, during the year.




Northern Areas Council                     42                      Minutes 21 October 2008
             Nominations forms can be collected from the Jamestown, Gladstone or
             Spalding Offices during office hours, or mailed/emailed on request.

             Closing Date: - 5pm Wednesday 12th November 2008.
             Marked Confidential – Attention Margie, to either the Jamestown,
             Gladstone or Spalding offices.

             Nominations will be considered at the November meeting of Council.


20.          LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION

20.1         Index for circulars
             Index for report No. 37, 38,39,40, 41


21.          SECTION 41 COMMITTEES

21.11       Laura Civic Centre Management Committee
               - Minutes of the AGM held 4th September 2008
               - Minutes of the Meeting held 4th September 2008.

21.12        Laura Sporting Reserve Management Committee
               - Agenda of the Meeting held 21st April 2008.
               - Minutes of the Meeting held 1st July 2008.
               - Minutes of the Meeting held 7th October 2008.

22.          COUNCIL DELEGATES REPORTS

             Cr. A.G. Woolford:
                 • Southern Flinders Tourism Association meeting
                 • Meeting with SA Housing re Bombala Units at 1-4 Cross Street
                    Gladstone
                 • Jamestown Show
                 • Southern Flinders Ranges Development Board (Council Delegate)
                 • NRM meeting in Port Pirie
                 • Laura Zoo Metal Art Workshop in Laura
                 • Council Audit Committee meeting

             Cr. M.J. Catford:
                 • Council Audit Committee meeting

             Cr. D.V. Clark:
                 • Southern Flinders Ranges Development Board meeting
                 • Country Health SA, Jamestown - Fun Run

             Cr. R.B. Lang:
                 • Narridy Development Board meeting
                 • Meeting with Dan van Holst Pellekaan (SFRDB), Georgetown into
                    the Future Committee and representative from Gulnare and
                    Yacka Development Boards
                 • Southern Flinders Regional Sports Complex Committee meeting
                    (Section 41 Committee - Council Delegate)
                 • Meeting with Gulnare Development Board Chairman and Peter
                    Broomhead regarding several local issues
                 • Visited Yacka regarding horses




Northern Areas Council                    43                    Minutes 21 October 2008
             Cr. D.F. McPherson:
                 • Gladstone Hall Management Committee meeting (Section 41
                    Committee - Council Delegate)
                 • Gladstone Swimming Pool Management Committee meeting
                    (Section 41 Committee - Council Delegate)
                 • Southern Flinders Ranges Development Board meeting
                 • Gladstone Community Development & Tourism Association
                    meeting (Council Delegate)
                 • Meeting at Gladstone Council Office regarding construction of a
                    new verandah
                 • Wattsiana Homes meeting in Gladstone
                 • Better Living Group meeting in Crystal Brook

             Cr. M.J. Robinson:
                 • Jamestown National Trust meeting
                 • CFS Chief Officers Advisory Council in Adelaide
                 • Jamestown Development Association meeting (Sect 41
                    Committee – Council delegate)

             Cr. G.D. Scott:
            • Spalding Community Management Committee meetings (Sect 41
                Committee – Council delegate)
            • Spalding Rodeo Committee meetings (Sub-committee of the SCMC)

             Cr. F.C. Sparks:
                 • Southern Flinders Ranges Development Board meeting
                 • Jamestown Development Association meeting (Sect 41
                    Committee – Council delegate)

             Cr. D.T. Wheatley:
                 • Stone Hut Soldiers Memorial Hall Committee meeting (Sect 41
                    Committee – Council delegate)


23.         NEXT MEETING OF COUNCIL
            The date of Council’s next Ordinary Meeting will be Tuesday 18th
            November 2008

24.         MEETING CLOSURE
            The Chairman declared the meeting closed at 8:40 pm.




            Confirmed at the Ordinary Meeting held on 18 November 2008.


                             ……………………………………………..
                                   Chairman




Northern Areas Council                    44                    Minutes 21 October 2008

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:40
posted:7/26/2011
language:English
pages:44