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Monday Night's Council Meeting Round-Up: 3 June

Below is a snapshot of some of the decisions made by Council at its Ordinary Meeting on Monday 3 June 2019.

By Portal Admin - 16th June 2019 - Back to News

The times of the decisions are taken from the YouTube Live recording of the Council meeting. The video is available at

Notice of Motion

2019/07 – Anti-Social Behaviour in Newborough

Item 9.1 | Time of decision: 55:30

Council pass this notice of Motion to write to the Department of Health regarding anti-Social Behaviour in a small Newborough area.

Items referred by Council to this meeting for consideration

  • Adoption of 2019/2020 Budget, 2019-2023 Strategic Resource Plan, Rating Strategy 2019/20 and Declaration of 2019/2020 Rates & Charges

Item 10.1 | Time of decision: 57:45-107:50

Council adopted the following:
  • 2019/2020 Budget
  • 2019-2023 Strategic Resource Plan
  • Rating Strategy 2019/2020
  • Declaration of 2019/2020 Rates & Charges

Collapsible Chevron Alignment Marker signs – Application for funding and sample installation

Item 10.2 | Time of decision: 108:30

Council endorsed lodging a grant application to the State Government to fund the trial installation of collapsible or flexible chevron alignment marker signs.

City Development

Latrobe Creative Precinct – Gippsland FM Proposal to Co-locate at the precinct

Item 14.1 | Time of decision: 1:09:20 – 1:14:30

Council passed an alternative resolution to undertake an Expression of interest process in relation to the utilization of the Creative Industries Training Centre (former Latrobe Arts Centre) at the Latrobe Creative Precinct once completed. This followed from an expression of interest made by Gippsland FM.

Latrobe City Retail Strategy

Item 14.2 | Time of decision: 1:16:30

Council endorsed the draft Latrobe City Retail Strategy for public exhibition as part of a planning scheme amendment and requested authorization from the Minister for Planning to prepare and exhibit the draft ‘Latrobe City Retail Strategy’ and the related proposed amendment to the Latrobe Planning Scheme.

Use of Land for a Rooming House and Associated Development (in retrospect) in the General Residential Zone at 15 Kevin Court, Traralgon

Item 14.3 | Time of decision: 1:16:30-132:00

Council issued a Notice of Decision to refuse to Grant a Permit for use of land for a rooming house and associated development (in retrospect) in the General Residential Zone at 15 Kevin Court, Traralgon. The proposal does not meet strategies and objectives contained within the Latrobe Planning Scheme as the site does not offer good access to job, services and public transport. Also does not comply with the purpose and decision guidelines of the Latrobe Planning Scheme.

Infrastructure Barriers

Item 14.4 | Time of decision: 1:33:00

Council passed a motion to continue to advocate to State Government for the establishment of a ‘Regional Infrastructure Fund’ by seeking regional support, by preparation of a submission to relevant Minister and a media campaign. A review of policy, regulations and funding arrangements governing provision of utility services and infrastructure, including exploration of a possible Council led funding assistance model is also to commence

Council also endorsed writing to the State government requesting the following:

Release of the Red Tape Commissioners report ‘Reducing Red Tape and Regulatory Barriers to Growth in the Latrobe Valley – March 2017

Release of the Latrobe Valley Authority report regarding the infrastructure barriers undertaken by Mesh Planning in 2018.

An update on the State Government’s strategy regarding the establishment of funding mechanisms in order to assist the identified infrastructure barriers issues

Submission to the consultation process associated with the Draft Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) (Mineral Industries) Regulations 2019

Item 14.5 | Time of decision: 1:33:30

Council endorsed the submission on the draft Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) (Mineral Industries) Regulations 2019.

International Engagement and Investment Strategy

Item 14.6 | Time of decision: 1:34:30-1:40:00

Council resolved to endorse the International Engagement and investment Strategy to allow community consultation for a four week period and to advise the international relations Committee of Council’s decision.

Corporate Services

Review of the Provision of Resources and Support to Councillors Policy

Item 17.1 | Time of decision: 1:40:30

Council adopted the Provision of Resources and Support to Councillors Policy.

Service Review Prioritisation 2019/2020 & Future Years

Item 17.2 | Time of decision: 1:41:00

Council endorse the following service reviews for 2019/2020:
  • Open Space Maintenance
  • Procurement and fleet
  • School Crossing Supervision Program

Council Plan 2017-2021 Annual Review

Item 17.3 | Time of decision: 1:42:00

Council reviewed the Council Plan 2017-2021 in accordance with Section 125 of the Local Government Act 1989, and resolved not to make any adjustments in the current financial year to the 2017-2021 Council Plan.

Contract Variations and Contracts Awarded by the Chief Executive Officer Report for the period 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019

Item 17.4 | Time of decision: 1:43:00

Council received and noted the report on contract variations and contract awarded by the Chief Executive Officer during the period 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019.

Electronic Surveillance Approvals

Item 17.5 | Time of decision: 1:44:00

Council received and noted the report of Electronic Surveillance approvals made under delegation.

2019/2020 Community Grants Program

Item 17.6 | Time of decision: 1:44:30

Council endorsed the 2019/2020 Community Grants Program. Which is to commence on 10 June and remain open for 9 weeks.

Tabling of Assembly of Councillors’ Records

Item 17.7 | Time of decision: 1:46:30

Council received and noted the Assembly of Councillors records tabled for the period 14 March 2019 to 6 May 2019.


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