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Baw Baw Shire Council meeting snapshot 8 March 2023

Baw Baw Shire Council meeting minutes and agendas on Wednesday 8 March 2023.

By news@gippsland - 8th March 2023 - Back to News

To keep our community up to date with key council decisions, outcomes and plans; here is a snapshot summary from council's Wednesday 8 March council meeting. Confidential council meetings which are not open to the public are held at an earlier time or as required.

Baw Baw Shire Council meeting snapshot held on Wednesday 8 March 2023

Baw Baw Shire Council meeting snapshot held on Wednesday 8 March 2023

Community infrastructure

Logan Park Cycling Centre of Excellence - Feasibility study

Council noted the report on the feasibility for the proposed Logan Park Cycling Centre of Excellence and moved an alternation motion to defer the decision on the discontinuance of the project, until no later than 12 April 2023, to allow further consultation to be held.

General Business Motion Response - State government cost shifting

In response to the General Business Motion, tabled at the Council Meeting on 19 October 2022, council moved to:

  • Continue to provide an allocation for maintenance to DEECA (formerly known as DELWP) assets through the Annual Maintenance Allocation Program and Matrix as adopted by council on 27 May 2020
  • Continue to maintain the eligibility status of DEECA assets and committees to seek grants or sponsorship through the Community Financial Assistance Program as adopted by council on 27 February 2019
  • Continue as per historical precedent to renew DEECA assets where they have been identified in an adopted council Master Plan, and/or when State and/or Federal Government funds are contributing to the funding for the project
  • Write to DEECA and local State Government Members seeking an increase in funding and resources for the renewal and ongoing maintenance of DEECA assets
  • Continue to provide building insurance for all public buildings and council buildings within the Shire regardless of ownership as per the Community Facility Pricing Strategy adopted by council on 25 May 2016

Strategy and performance

General business motion response: Child and youth engagement

Council received and noted the report on Child and Youth Engagement in response to the General Business Motion at the council meeting on 23 November 2022, and noted that the report will be distributed to youth stakeholders.

Governance and information

MAV state council - Call for motions

Council moved to submit the following motions to the May 2023 meeting of the Municipal Association of Victoria state council:

  • "Advocate to the Victorian Government for increased funding of councils by doubling the Growing Suburbs Fund to $100 million commencing from the 2024/25 Budget."
  • "Advocate to the Victorian Government for the Department of Transport and Planning to urgently review the developer contributions schemes in light of rising property and construction costs."
  • "Advocate to the Victorian Government to take on the planning, design and delivery of flood overlays across Victoria."
  • "Advocate to the Victorian Government for the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action to proactively manage community facilities located on Crown Land including regular maintenance and upgrades."
  • "Advocate to the Victorian Government on the significant impact of the Kindergarten - Best Start, Best Life reform has on councils, and requests detail on how the Victorian Government plans to fund and deliver infrastructure for the reforms."

Australian local government

National General Assembly 2023

Council moved to submit the following motion to the 2023 National General Assembly of the Australian Local Government Association:

"This National General Assembly calls on the Australian Government to provide more critical infrastructure and services for fast-growing peri-urban regions of Australia. It's important that for those community members moving from the city into peri-urban communities, that the same amenity and effective connectivity - both digital and transport - are readily available."

Council noted that Baw Baw Shire will be represented at the National General Assembly by councillors and Officers.

General business

General Business Motion tabled by Cr Gauci

Cr Gauci tabled a General Business Motion calling for a report, to be tabled no later than 10 May 2023, outlining what council is doing to provide natural shade in open space areas and playgrounds.

Mayoral minute

Cr McCabe used her Mayoral Minute to reflect on International Women's Day and to promote the event council is delivering tomorrow in conjunction with Women in Gippsland, which she has always found to be inspiring, informative and fun. There is a very small handful of tickets left if you would like to attend. Get them at West Gippsland Arts Centre - Sales page.

Council meeting bookings

Baw Baw Shire Council have reopened council meetings to members of the public. Bookings are encouraged. Please visit Baw Baw Shire Council meetings page to book. All council meetings will be live-streamed, and archived recordings will be available on the council website for viewing. The agenda for the next meeting will be available online the Friday prior to the meeting.

Pictures from Baw Baw Shire Council website.


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