Council Meeting Round Up

Below is a snapshot of some of the decisions made by Council at its Ordinary Meeting on Monday 2 December 2019. For full details of the Council Meeting, please see the Council Meeting Minutes which will be available on the Council website on Thursday 6 December 2019

The times of the decisions are taken from the YouTube Live recording of the Council meeting. The video is available at www.youtube.com/c/LatrobeCityCouncilVic

Regional City Growth and Investment

Amendment C92 – Latrobe Regional Airport Master Plan Implementation – Consideration of Submissions

Item 14.1 | Time of decision: 29:44

Council approved:

  1. Adoption of Amendment C92 with post exhibition changes, in accordance with Section 29 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (the Act);
  2. Once adopted, Amendment C92 will be submitted to the Minister for Planning for approval, in accordance with Section 35 of the Act; and
  3. Adoption of the updated Latrobe Regional Airport Master Plan (as amended), subject to Airservices Australia endorsement.

Amendment C101 – Recreation Signage and Corrections Amendment – Consideration of Submissions

Item 14.2 | Time of decision: 31:42

Council approved:

  1. Having considered all written submissions received to Amendment C101 adopts Amendment C101 as exhibited in accordance with Section 29 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987;
  2. Once adopted, submits Amendment C101 to the Secretary to the Department of Planning for approval, in accordance with Section 35 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987;
  3. Advise those persons who made written submissions to Amendment C101 of Council’s decision; and
  4. Endorses the final version of the Recreation Reserves and Facilities Signage Policy.

Review of Brown Coal Opportunities

Item 14.3 | Time of decision: 38:30

Council approved:

The noting of HRL report: Review of Brown Coal Opportunities September 2019, as a Council reference document to assist with assessing any potential brown coal or carbon related opportunities for the Latrobe Valley, or proposals or projects that may be present to Council. Use of this document is subject to consideration of applicable changes in technology, usage and projects in order to best assess opportunities as they arise.

Assets and Presentation

Mathison Park Management Plan

Item 15.1 | Time of decision: 44:57

Council approved:

  1. Endorsement of the Mathison Park Management Plan; and
  2. Write to the submitters and the Mathison Park Special Committee of Management to acknowledge their contribution and assistance with the development of the Plan.

Suitable Urban Street Tree Species List 2020

Item 15.2 | Time of decision: 48:07

Council approved:

  1. Adoption of the Suitable Urban Street Tree Species List 2020; and

2.   Undertake the review and public consultation for Suitable Urban Street Tree Species List every four years.

Drought Communities Funding Program – Proposed Priority Projects

Item 15.3 | Time of decision: 59:52

Council approved:

Endorsement for the following projects to be submitted for funding under the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Funding Program:

  1. Replacement of Flynn Community Hall
  2. Tyers Football Clubrooms roof replacement
  3. Toongabbie Township improvements
  4. Construction of a storage facility at the Yinnar & District Historical Society and Museum
  5. Glengarry Hall renovations

Municipal Graffiti Grant Audit Results

Item 15.4 | Time of decision: 1:00:36

Council approved:

The findings of the audit and undertakes the removal of the graffiti identified in the audit as P1 and P2 on Council-owned property.

Building Better Regions Fund Round 4 – Community Investments Stream

Item 15.5 | Time of decision: 1:04:13

Council approved:

  1. Endorsement of the action of officers to apply for funding of up to $10 million to the Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects Stream to support the construction of Moe Revitalisation Project stage 2 ($7.5 million) and the upgrade to Kernot Hall Morwell ($2.5 million); and
  2. Provide Council with a report outlining the outcome of the application and future plans if successful

Community Health and Wellbeing

Parking Infringement Penalty Values

Item 16.1 | Time of decision: 1:05:32

Council approved:

Resolved to continue to apply fixed parking infringement penalties at the maximum value as set out in (Attachment 1) according to Section 87 of the Road Safety Act 1986 and Road Safety (General) Regulations.

Organisational Performance

Review of Council Delegations

Item 17.1 | Time of decision: 1:06:13

Council approved:

That Council in relation to the Delegation to member of Staff resolves to:

  1. To delegate to the members of Council acting in or performing the duties of the offices or positions referred to in the attached ‘Instrument of Delegation to members of Council Staff’, the powers, duties and functions as described in that instrument, subject to the conditions and limitations specified in that Instrument;
  2. The instrument comes into force immediately the common seal of Council is affixed to the instrument;
  3. On the coming into force of the instrument all previous delegations to members of Council staff (other than the Chief Executive Officer) are revoked; and
  4. The duties and functions set out in the instrument must be performed, and the powers set out in the instruments must be executed, in accordance with any guidelines or policies of Council that it may from time to time adopt.

Fair Go Rates System – Rate Cap Variation 2020/21

Item 17.2 | Time of decision: 1:07:29

Council approved:  

Council does not seek a variation to the Fair Go Rates System annual rate cap set by the Minister for Local Government for the 2020/2021 financial year.

Indigenous Employment Program – Memorandum of Understanding

Item 17.3 | Time of decision: 1:13:20

Council approves:

The Indigenous Employment Program Memorandum of Understanding between Latrobe City Council and the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporations for the ongoing delivery of the Indigenous Employment Program.

Appointment of Delegates to Council Committees

Item 17.4 | Time of decision: 1:13:52

Council approved:

  1. Councillors be appointed to the committees identified in the Committees List in Attachment 1 for the year 2019-2010; and
  2. Notifies the committees of those appointments

Review of the Provision of Resources and Support to Councillors Policy

Item 17.5 | Time of decision: 1:15:32

Council approved:

  1. Adoption of the Provision of Resources and Support Councillors Policy with an effective date of 3 December 2019;
  2. Notes the changes to the Policy in:
    1. Clause 4.3(2) to align reimbursement for Councillor travel expenses to the rate applying to Council employees;
    2. Clause 7.2 to remove an unintended ambiguity introduced in the wording adopted in June 2019 ton confirm that reasonable personal use of the Mayoral vehicle continues to be permitted; and
    3. Clauses 9.2(1) and (2) in response to industry guidance in the recent Victorian Auditor-General’s Office report on Fraud and Corruption Control – Local Government
  3. Notes that with the adoption of this Policy, that any previous versions are now rescinded; and
  4. This Policy to be made available on the Council’s website.

Updated Fraud and Corruption Control Policy and Plan

Item 17.6 | Time of decision: 1:17:36

Council approved:

  1. Adoption of the Fraud and Corruption Control Policy and Plan with an effective date of 3 December 2019;
  2. Notes that with the adoption of this Policy and Plan, that any previous versions are now rescinded; and
  3. This Plan and Policy to be made available on the Council’s website.

Tabling of ‘Assembly of Councillors’ Records

Item 17.7 | Time of decision: 1:18:08

Council approved:

That Council received and notes the Assembly of Councillors records tabled for the period 9 October 2019 to 13 November 2019.