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South Gippsland Shire Council meeting snapshot - 15 September 2021

Read on for summary the agenda and minutes the South Gippsland Shire Council last meeting

By news@gippsland - 20th September 2021 - Back to News

Please see below a summary of key decisions made at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday 15 September 2021. For full details of the Council Meeting please see the Live Stream Recording or the Meeting Minutes.

Council is giving updates on the minutes and agendas of the council meeting to update the community

Council is giving updates on the minutes and agendas of the council meeting to update the community

Community support package - final report - Phase 1, 2, and 3

Council received a final report for administrators celebrating the implementation and ongoing outcomes of the community support package 2020/21, phase one, two and three. A final report on all phases of the CSP including outcomes of the evaluation of the entire community support package will be presented by June 2022.

Health and wellbeing plan 2021/22

Council adopted the healthy communities plan 2021/22.

Domestic animal management plan 2021/22

Council adopted the domestic animal management plan (DAMP) one-year action plan 2021/22 and will undertake an extensive public consultation process within the next twelve months to develop the domestic animal management plan (DAMP) 2022/25.

During the Plans development, consultation was undertaken with key stakeholders including local veterinary clinics, Council-contracted animal agencies, Councils Community Compliance Team, and the broader community

During the Plans development, consultation was undertaken with key stakeholders including local veterinary clinics, Council-contracted animal agencies, Councils Community Compliance Team, and the broader community

Planning application - 250 O'Gradys Ridge Road, Foster

Council resolved to issue a notice of decision to grant a permit for development of the land for extension to the existing dwelling and building and works at 250 OGradys Ridge Road Foster North subject to conditions (see Minutes for full details).

East Gippsland rich in natural resources and brimming with economic potentials, it provides an ideal place to mix business opportunity with quality of life

East Gippsland rich in natural resources and brimming with economic potentials, it provides an ideal place to mix business opportunity with quality of life

Planning application - 379 Lang Lang Poowong Road, Nyora

Council adopted the South Gippsland Planning Scheme Amendment C126 in accordance with the amendment provisions and will submit the adopted South Gippsland planning scheme amendment C126 to the minister for planning for approval. Council also resolved to adopt the statement of significance for HO159, Aroyn, 379 Lang Lang Road Poowong, Nyora and will write to all submitters to the South Gippsland planning scheme amendment C126 to thank them for their submission to this process.

Caravan park operations - financials update 2020/21

Council received the Yanakie and Long Jetty (Port Welshpool) caravan park - summary of financial operations report for the period ending 30 June 2021.

Transition of council managed caravan parks

Council noted the transition of council managed caravan parks report and the progress in the transition to a leasing model for the operation of the Yanakie caravan park and the Long Jetty caravan park in Port Welshpool by 30 June 2022.

Charging South Gippsland for future transport grant application

Council noted the application submitted for $120,000 to the Victorian governments destination charging across Victoria (DCAV) grant program for the charging South Gippsland for future transport project and will allocate $130,000 as councils contribution towards the charging South Gippsland for future transport project from councils round 3 allocation of the Australian governments local roads and community infrastructure program (LRCI). Council also noted councils in-kind contribution of $22,000 towards the charging South Gippsland for future transport project.

Unaudited financial statements and performance statement 2020/12

Council approved in-principle, subject to any final amendments arising from the audit and risk committee review, the draft annual financial statements, the draft performance statement and the governance management checklist for the year ended 30 June 2021 and requires any amendments to the attachments arising from the audit and risk committee be included as the minute version for the council report.

Council authorised administrators Rick Brown and Julie Eisenbise to certify the financial statements, and performance statement on behalf of council, once the audit has been finalised and authorised administrator Julie Eisenbise and the chief executive officer Kerryn Ellis to certify the governance management checklist, on behalf of council.

Council demonstrated the administrators and chief executive officers willingness to certify the financial statements, performance statement and the governance management checklist by agreeing for their digital signatures be included in the appropriate signature locations in the statements and checklist and will send the annual financial statements and the performance statement for the year ended 30 June 2021 to the Victorian Auditor-Generals Office (VAGO) for certification.

Customers include our residents, local businesses, visitors, community groups, internal staff, government and non-government agencies with whom we interact, council will provide exceptional, efficient, accurate and timely customer service in a friendly and approachable manner
Customers include our residents, local businesses, visitors, community groups, internal staff, government and non-government agencies with whom we interact, council will provide exceptional, efficient, accurate and timely customer service in a friendly and approachable manner

Annual report to the minister for local government

Council authorised the chief executive officer to make any administrative and non-material changes to the statements as recommended by the Victorian Auditor-Generals Office (VAGO) and upon receipt of the independent auditors report, will include this with the performance statement and financial statements, combines these documents with the report of operations as the 2021/21 annual report.

Council will provide a copy of the 2020/21 annual report to the minister for local government by 30 September 2021; advertise the preparation of the 2020/21 annual report through a public notice and make it available for public inspection at the council offices 9 Smith Street, Leongatha (subject to COVID-19 restrictions) and on councils website, for a two-week period prior to the 20 October 2021 council meeting and considers the 2020/21 annual report at the council meeting of 20 October 2021 for final adoption.

Good governance framework - administrators community update - September 2021

Council adopted the Administrators Community Update September 2021, and noted the progress in the good governance framework outlined in the update. Council will publish a copy of the Administrators Community Update September 2021 in the 15 September 2021 Council Meeting Minutes and on Councils website and provide a copy of the update to the minister for local government, the Hon Shaun Leane MP.

Closed session - decisions released

Council appointed Mr Chris Badger for a second and final three-year term as an independent audit and risk committee member commencing 1 December 2021 and concluding 30 November 2024.

Mr Chris Badger appointed as a member of the Independent Audit Risk Committee
Mr Chris Badger appointed as a member of the Independent Audit Risk Committee

Council approved the award of contract LP20091 light plant machinery and equipment (quote reference VP237286) to Chapmans Machinery Leongatha for the purchase of 1 x Fendt 311 all-wheel drive tractor with front end loader and rear boom arm reach mower at a purchase price $255,000 (excluding GST).

Chapman Machinery is partnered with and supplies world class brands in agricultural machinery with their new machinery sales

Chapman Machinery is partnered with and supplies world class brands in agricultural machinery with their new machinery sales

Pictures from South Gippsland Shire Council Facebook page,Change.org, Google Images, and Gippsland Ports - Our Board websites.


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