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South Gippsland Shire Council meeting snapshot - 22 July 2021
Summary of key decisions made at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday 21 July 2021
South Gippsland Shire has an expanding population of over 29,000 people, the average annual growth since last Census was 6.3 %, the economy is strongly linked to food production with both major agricultural and food manufacturing sectors
Economic Development and Visitor Economy Strategies
Council adopted the Economic Development Strategy 2021-2031 and the Visitor Economy Strategy 2021-2031; Noted the next steps in the implementation of the Economic Development and Visitor Economy Strategies and write to all submitters to the Economic Development and Visitor Economy Strategies to thank them for their submission to this process.
Council will commence the process to establish an Implementation Leadership Group that includes public representation, to guide the Strategies implementation over the longer term; and will receive a future report by 30 June 2022 on implementation actions of the Economic Development and Visitor Economy Strategies.
State Government Smart Planning Amendment
Council supported the restructuring of the South Gippsland Planning Scheme proposed by Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning in accordance with the provisions in the Planning Scheme Amendment - Policy Neutral and consent under Section 20(5) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (the Act) to the Minister for Planning preparing and approving an amendment to the South Gippsland Planning Scheme without exhibition under Section 20(4) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 to approve the revised planning scheme format.
West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation - Entity Option Review
|Myli - My Community Library Ltd Establishment|
|Princes Way 4km section west of Potter Road at Longwarry North: $1,622,000 to install safety barriers, roundabout at Sand Road/Princes Way and raised splitter islands on all approaches, install raised safety platforms, lighting upgrades, 60 km/h speed at Sand Road/Princes Way intersection, 80 km/h speed limit on Princes Way|
|a. Participate in the formation of a beneficial enterprise to be known as, and become a founding member of;||b. Myli - My Community Library Ltd (Company), being:|
|On the terms of the Myli|
|On the terms of the Myli - My Community Library Ltd constitution circulated to Council and incorporating such other changes as may be agreed by the Company's founding members (Constitution) provided that Council continues to comply with section 111 of the Local Government Act 2020 in relation to Council's involvement in the Company as a beneficial enterprise. (see Minutes for full details)|
Integrated services and infrastructure
Council adopted the following 2021/22 Priority Projects for advocating to the State and Federal Governments for funding:
|2021/22 Priority Projects|
|1. Korumburra Streetscape (Commercial Street)|
|2. Great Southern Rail Trail (GSRT) Railway Precincts Development (Leongatha and Korumburra);|
|3. South Gippsland Highway, Korumburra Realignment (Coal Creek Bends);|
|4. Leongatha Heavy Vehicle Alternate Route - Stage Two (Hughes Street);|
|5. Wilsons Prom Revitalisation Project;|
|6. South Gippsland Urban Water Strategy;|
|7. Bass Highway - Leongatha to Anderson;|
|8. South Gippsland Highway - Grassy Spur Realignment;|
|9. Strzelecki Highway - Crightons Hill Realignment; and|
|10. The Gippsland Tracks and Trails Project|
Foster showgrounds oval upgrade and irrigation project
Council endorsed the application for $150,000 under the Victorian Government's 2021/22 Country Football Netball Program for the Foster Showgrounds - Oval Upgrade and Irrigation Project; and noted the application for the Foster Showgrounds - Oval Upgrade and Irrigation Project was submitted to the Victorian Government's 2021/22 Country Football Netball Program prior to the closing date of 22 June 2021.
Council will allocate the $260,000 contribution from the Community Infrastructure Projects budget in the 2021/22 Annual Budget towards the Foster Showgrounds - Oval Upgrade and Irrigation Project if the grant is approved; and notes the community contribution of $20,000 from the Foster Showgrounds Committee towards the Foster Showgrounds - Oval Upgrade and Irrigation Project.
Delegation to CEO - Recovery expenditure related to emergency storm event
Council declared the event ARGN 969 (Australian Government Reference Number), which occurred on 9 June 2021, to be an emergency event and delegated to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) the authority to approve expenditure via purchase order/s to undertake the program of eligible emergency and immediate reconstruction works that have occurred due to the declared Emergency Event (Australian Government Reference Number 969).
Valid until 30 June 2022 or until restorative work is deemed to be completed (whichever is sooner) to a total maximum overall program value of $17,320,164 excluding GST. Council also approved the claim to the Victorian Disaster Recovery Fund for reimbursement to Council of the costs of the eligible restorative works.
Customer focused organisation
|Audit committee meeting - June 2021 minutes|
|Council noted the draft Audit and Risk Committee Minutes - 8 June 2021|
|Treatment of Confidential Documents|
|Council noted the information contained within the Treatment of Confidential Documents - July 2021 report and determined not to commit any further resources to this resolution of the former Council|
|Policy Review - Procurement Policy (C32)|
|Council adopted the revised Procurement Policy (C32) June 2021 and publish the policy on Council's website|
|Documents Sealed, Contracts Varied, Awarded or Extended by the CEO - 15 May to 18 June 2021|
|Council received and note the Documents Sealed, Contracts Varied, Awarded or Extended by CEO - 15 May to 18 June 2021 report|
|Summary of Strategic Briefings to Administrators - 13 May to 12 June 2021|
|Council received and noted the Summary of Strategic Briefings to Administrators - 13 May to 12 June 2021 report|
Integrated services and infrastructure's aim is to enhance liveability and to provide the community with services and infrastructure that enhance liveability and environmental sustainability for current and future generations
Instrument of Delegation - Council to CEO
Council, under the power conferred by s.11(1)(b) of the Local Government Act 2020, resolves that:
- 1. There be delegated to the person holding the position, or acting in or performing the duties, of Chief Executive Officer the powers, duties and functions set out in the Instrument of Delegation to the Chief Executive Officer, 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 the Chief Executive Officer are revoked
- 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
Policy Review - Chief Executive Officer Employment and Remuneration Policy (C71)
Council adopted the Chief Executive Officer Employment and Renumeration Policy (C71) and publish the policy on Council's website.
The effective functioning of local government would not be possible if all decisions were made by council, this delegation is from council to members of council staff (job titles) relating to various acts and regulations, which contain specific powers of delegation
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