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Ordinary Meeting Council Chambers Date: Wednesday 16 April 2014 Time: 9:00am

AGENDA THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE MAREEBA SHIRE COUNCIL WILL BE HELD AT COUNCIL CHAMBERS, ON WEDNESDAY, 16 APRIL 2014 AND THE ATTENDANCE OF EACH COUNCILLOR IS REQUESTED.

PETER FRANKS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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ORDER OF BUSINESS MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE APOLOGIES/LEAVE OF ABSENCE/ABSENCE ON COUNCIL BUSINESS BEREAVEMENTS/CONDOLENCES DECLARATION OF ANY MATERIAL PERSONAL INTERESTS/CONFLICT OF INTEREST CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES BUSINESS ARISING OUT OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS DEPUTATIONS AND DELEGATIONS 9:30AM Phil Qualye will address Council on behalf of Dimbulah Pistol Club DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICES............................................................................ 5 REGIONAL LAND USE PLANNING ................................................................................................. 5 ITEM-1 Originating Application No 59 of 2014 - Pioneer North Queensland Pty Ltd.............. 5 ITEM-2 G & R Tatti - Material Change of Use - Vehicle Repair Station - Lot 1 on RP710948 - 289 Byrnes Street, Mareeba - DA/14/0004 .......................................... 35 ITEM-3 Jumrum Rainforest Pty Ltd - Reconfiguring a Lot (1 into 83 Lots) - Lot 72 on RP903071 - 1593 Kennedy Highway, Kuranda DA/12/0035.................................... 65 BUILDING AND PLUMBING SERVICES...................................................................................... 133 ITEM-4 Request for New Building Approval - Mareeba Heritage Centre Incorporated....... 133 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH and Local Laws .............................................................................. 139 ITEM-5 2014 to 2015 Cost Recovery Fees for Environmental Health, Animal Management and Local Laws ................................................................................ 139 GRANTS AND CORPORATE AND COMMUNITY PLANNING.................................................... 145 ITEM-6 Financial and In Kind Support ................................................................................ 145 CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER ..................................................................................................... 207 ITEM-7 Strategic Land Purchase CONFIDENTIAL............................................................. 207 ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT .......................................................................................... 211 ITEM-8 Executive Grading, Remuneration and Performance Management Program CONFIDENTIAL ..................................................................................................... 211 CORPORATE SERVICES ............................................................................................................ 151 FINANCE ...................................................................................................................................... 151 ITEM-9 Financial Statements for the Period Ending 31 March 2014 .................................. 151 GOVERNANCE AND COMPLIANCE ........................................................................................... 157 ITEM-10 LGAQ Membership ................................................................................................ 157 ITEM-11 Operational Plan - Quarterly Assessment .............................................................. 163 INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES .................................................................................................. 169 TECHNICAL SERVICES............................................................................................................... 169 ITEM-12 Application for Permanent Road Closure being Part of the Malone Rd Road Reserve Abutting Lot 12 on SP257039 and Lot 99 on SP244383 ......................... 169 WORKS......................................................................................................................................... 179 ITEM-13 Infrastructure Services, Construction & Maintenance - Progress Report March 2014 ............................................................................................................ 179 WATER & WASTE ........................................................................................................................ 187 ITEM-14 Infrastructure Services, Waste Operations - Progress Report - March 2014 ......... 187 ITEM-15 Infrastructure Services, Water and Wastewater Group - Monthly Operations Report - March 2014 .............................................................................................. 193 ITEM-16 Chillagoe Water Softening Infrastructure ............................................................... 203 BUSINESS WITHOUT NOTICE ................................................................................................... 205 Page 3


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DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICES REGIONAL LAND USE PLANNING ITEM-1

ORIGINATING APPLICATION NO 59 OF 2014 - PIONEER NORTH QUEENSLAND PTY LTD

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

MEETING:

Ordinary

MEETING DATE:

16 April 2014

REPORT OFFICER’S TITLE:

Senior Planner

DEPARTMENT:

Development and Community Services

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Miller Harris Lawyers, acting on behalf of Pioneer North Queensland Pty Ltd, have filed Originating Application No 59 of 2014 in the Planning and Environment Court seeking a change to the existing approval for material change of use (extractive industry) over land described as Lot 225 & 226 on NR1877, Parish of Tinaroo, situated on Paglietta Road, Mareeba. Approval is sought to change the approved plan from Drawing No C06-037-04 (Attachment 1) to Drawing No 9369-11 (Attachment 2), thereby allowing extraction to take place between the areas covered by Stages 1 and 2. No other changes are sought to the approval. As the original development was approved by the Planning and Environment Court, the request to change the approval must also be made to the Court. OFFICER'S RECOMMENDATION "That in relation to Originating Application No 59 of 2014, Council offer "without prejudice" agreement to the change of approved plan from Drawing No C06-037-04 to Drawing No 9369-11 on the basis that the applicant meets Council's legal costs in this matter." BACKGROUND Council, at its General Meeting held on 15 January 2008 resolved to issue a Development Permit for the Application for Material Change of Use made by C & B Consultants Pty Ltd acting on behalf of Pioneer North Queensland Pty Ltd, for approval to operate an extractive industry on land described as Lot 225 & 226 on NR1877, Parish of Tinaroo, situated on Paglietta Road, Mareeba as indicated on Drawing No C06-037-04. The approval was granted subject to conditions, including the upgrading of Paglietta Road. In March 2008, Pioneer North Queensland Pty Ltd made representations to Council in relation to Condition 6 (hours of operation) and Condition 15 (external roadworks) and sought a negotiated Page 5


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decision notice. Council, at its Ordinary meeting of 4 March 2008, refused the request for a negotiated decision notice. On 12 March 2008, Pioneer North Queensland Pty Ltd lodged an appeal in the Planning and Environment Court (Appeal No. 55 of 2008). The appeal was settled by consent order on 20 August 2008 and the extractive industry has been undertaken on the subject land since that time. LINK TO CORPORATE PLAN Not applicable at this point in time. CONSULTATION NIL LEGAL IMPLICATIONS (STATUTORY BASIS, LEGAL RISKS) McCullough Robertson Lawyers have been appointed to represent Council's interests in this matter. POLICY IMPLICATIONS Permissible change for a development approval The requested changes to the development approval must constitute a permissible change under section 367 of SPA. For deciding whether a change is a permissible change the planning instruments in force at the time of the request apply. A permissible change to the approval would not:x

result in a substantially different development Statutory Guideline 06/09 (Substantially different development when changing applications and approvals) provides assistance to the assessment manager in determining if a proposed change constitutes a substantially different development. The following list provided in the Statutory Guideline identifies changes that may result in a substantially different development and would therefore not be a permissible change under SPA. The list is intended as a guide and is not intended to be exhaustive. A change may result in a substantially different development if the proposed change: xInvolves a new use with different or additional impacts xResults in the application applying to a new parcel of land xDramatically changes the build form in terms of scale, bulk and appearance xChanges the ability of the proposal to operate as intended xRemoves a component that is integral to the operation of the development x Significantly impacts on traffic flow and the transport network, such as increasing traffic to the site xIntroduces new impacts or increases the severity of known impacts

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Removes an incentive or offset component that would have balanced a negative impact of the development xImpacts on infrastructure provision, location or demand It is considered that the proposed change will not result in a substantially different development. x

require referral to additional concurrence agencies The proposed change does not result in a development requiring referral to additional concurrence agencies.

x

for an approval for assessable development that previously did not require impact assessment – require impact assessment The proposed change does not result in a change to the level of assessment.

x

for an approval for assessable development that previously required impact assessment – be likely, in the responsible entity’s opinion, to cause a person to make a properly made submission objecting to the proposed change, if the circumstance allowed The proposed change does not give rise to matters which may have attracted further submissions. Nor does the proposed change lessen or delete conditions which were imposed to mitigate impacts of the development.

x

cause development to which the approval relates to include any prohibited development. The proposed change does not include any prohibited development.

The proposed change to the development approval constitutes a permissible change to the approval.

REQUEST TO CHANGE THE DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL Approved Plan The approved plans and/or documents for this development approval are listed in the following table: Plan/Document Number C06-037-04

Plan/Document Title

Prepared by

Dated

Indicative Site Plan

Natural Solutions

13-04-2007

Request by Applicant Approval is sought to change the approved plan from Drawing No C06-037-04 (Attachment 1) to Drawing No 9369-11 (Attachment 2). The sand resource in the approved areas on Drawing No C06-037-04 is now depleted, and the applicant seeks approval to commence extracting sand from the part of the land which is located between stages 1 and 2 of the approved areas, and shown as "Balance Sand Extraction Area" on RPS drawing number 9369-11. Page 7


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The applicant does not propose any change to the method or rate of extraction. Response The change to the approved plan would allow for the logical continuation and completion of extractive industry operations on the subject land. The existing extractive industry has operated without issue since 2009. It is recommended that Council offer "without prejudice" agreement to the change of approved plan from Drawing No C06-037-04 to Drawing No 9369-11. FINANCIAL & RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS Capital NIL Operating Subject to Council's support for the proposed change, any legal costs are expected to be minimal. However, as this change is at the applicant's request and for their benefit, it is considered reasonable that Council request the applicant to meet all of Council's legal costs. Is the expenditure noted above included in the 2013/2014 budget? NIL If not you must recommend how the budget can be amended to accommodate the expenditure NIL IMPLEMENTATION/COMMUNICATION The Originating Application is set for hearing on 5 May 2014. McCullough Robertson Lawyers have been appointed to represent Council's interests. ATTACHMENTS 1. 2. 3.

Approved Plan - Drawing No. C06-037-04. Proposed Plan - Drawing No 9369-11. Originating Application No 59 of 2014.

Date Prepared:

9 April 2014

ATTACHMENT 1

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G & R TATTI - MATERIAL CHANGE OF USE - VEHICLE REPAIR STATION - LOT 1 ON RP710948 - 289 BYRNES STREET, MAREEBA - DA/14/0004

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

MEETING:

Ordinary

MEETING DATE:

16 April 2014

REPORT OFFICER’S TITLE:

Planning Officer

DEPARTMENT:

Development & Community Services APPLICATION DETAILS

APPLICANT

APPLICATION G & R Tatti

ADDRESS

PREMISES 289 Byrnes Street, Mareeba Lot 1 on RP710948

DATE LODGED TYPE OF APPROVAL PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT

7 February 2014 Development Permit

FILE NO LODGED BY PLANNING SCHEME ZONE LEVEL OF ASSESSMENT SUBMISSIONS

DA/14/0004 1,012m2 AREA Twine Surveys Pty Ltd G & R Tatti OWNER Mareeba Shire Planning Scheme 2004 (amendment no. 01/11)

ATTACHMENTS:

RPD

Material Change of Use - Vehicle Repair Station

Residential Impact Assessment No Submissions Received

1. 2.

Proposal Plan/s - EDR Building Designs dated 5 February 2014 (DWS VS# 3516607) Referral Agency Response - Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (SARA - DTMR) dated 12 March 2014

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Council is in receipt of a development application described in the above application details. The application is impact assessable and no properly made submissions were received in response to public notification of the application. The applicants propose to develop the site into a single tenancy, vehicle repair station which will include the construction of a 430m2 shed and associated landscaping and car parking facilities. The proposed shed will include a 5 bay workshop, administration offices and a front counter/display area. The application and supporting material has been assessed against the relevant statutory planning instruments, including the Regional Plan, State Planning Policy, and the Mareeba Shire Planning Scheme (including codes and policies) and is in conflict with the Planning Scheme's Residential Zone code as a 'vehicle repair station' is listed as an Inconsistent Use within this zone designation. Despite this conflict, Council officers consider there to be sufficient grounds to justify an approval, as discussed in the Officer Recommendation section of this report. Prior to de-amalgamation, the Tablelands Regional Council approved the same development proposal on southern adjoining Lot 2 on RP710948, which is also owned by the applicants. The applicants now wish for the development to proceed on Lot 1 instead. Development approvals are not transferable from one lot to another so the applicant has made this new application over the new allotment. It was not considered necessary for the applicant to surrender the existing approval over Lot 2 as development of both allotments for commercial/business purposes is consistent with the strategic intent of the draft TRC Planning Scheme. The key issue with the proposed development is ensuring any potential impacts on adjoining residential uses are minimised. It is considered this issue can be adequately managed through conditions of approval. These draft conditions were provided to the applicant care of their consultant and have been agreed upon. It is recommended that the application be approved in full, subject to conditions.

OFFICER'S RECOMMENDATION "That: 1.

In relation to the following development application:

APPLICANT DATE LODGED TYPE OF APPROVAL PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT

APPLICATION G & R Tatti

ADDRESS

7 February 2014 Development Permit

RPD

PREMISES 289 Byrnes Street, Mareeba Lot 1 on RP710948

Material Change of Use - Vehicle Repair Station

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and in accordance with the Sustainable Planning Act 2009, as amended, the applicant be notified that the application for a development permit for the development specified in (A) is: Approved by Council in accordance with the approved plans/documents listed in (B), subject to assessment manager conditions in (C), assessment manager’s advice in (D), concurrence agency conditions in (E), relevant period in (F), further permits in (G), and further approvals from Council listed in (H). (A)

APPROVED DEVELOPMENT: Development Permit for Material Change of Use - Vehicle Repair Station

(B)

APPROVED PLANS: Plan/Document Number 14001 A-01

14001 A-04 14001 A-05 14001 A-07 14001 A-07b

(C)

Plan/Document Title Proposed Mechanic Establishment - Perspective View Proposed Mechanic Establishment - Site Plan Proposed Mechanic Establishment - Floor Plan Proposed Mechanic Establishment - Elevations Proposed Mechanic Establishment - Elevations

Prepared by

Dated

EDR Building Designs

5/02/2014

EDR Building Designs

5/02/2014

EDR Building Designs

5/02/2014

EDR Building Designs

5/02/2014

EDR Building Designs

5/02/2014

ASSESSMENT MANAGER’S CONDITIONS (COUNCIL) (a)

Development assessable against the Planning Scheme 1.

Development must be carried out substantially in accordance with the approved plans and the facts and circumstances of the use as submitted with the application, subject to any alterations: -

2.

3.

found necessary by Council’s delegated officer at the time of examination of the engineering plans or during construction of the development because of particular engineering requirements; and to ensure compliance with the following conditions of approval.

Timing of Effect 2.1

The conditions of the development permit must be complied with to the satisfaction of Council’s delegated officer prior to the commencement of the use except where specified otherwise in these conditions of approval.

2.2

Prior to the commencement of use, the applicant must notify Council that all the conditions of the development permit have been complied with, except where specified otherwise in these conditions of approval.

General 3.1

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The applicant/developer is responsible for the cost of necessary alterations to existing public utility mains, services or installations required by works in relation to the proposed development or any works required by condition(s) of this approval.

3.3

All works must be designed, constructed and carried out in accordance with FNQROC Development Manual requirements (as amended) and to the satisfaction of Council’s delegated officer.

3.4

Noise Nuisance Refrigeration equipment, pumps, compressors and mechanical ventilation systems must be located, designed, installed and maintained to achieve a maximum noise level of 3dB(A) above background levels as measured from noise sensitive locations and a maximum noise level of 8dB(A) above background levels as measured from commercial locations. The applicant is required to install and maintain suitable screening to all air conditioning, lift motor rooms, plant and service facilities located at the top of or on the external face of the building. The screening structures must be constructed from materials that are consistent with materials used elsewhere on the facade of the building. There are to be no individual external unscreened air conditioning units attached to the exterior building facade.

3.5

Waste Management On site refuge storage area must be provided and be screened from view from adjoining properties and road reserve by 1 metre wide landscaped screening buffer or 1.8m high solid fence or building. Where bulk bins are used and are to be serviced on site, certification by a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) must be provided to Council prior to the issue of a building permit which demonstrates that internal access is of adequate design and construction to allow waste collection/delivery vehicles to enter and exit the site in a forward gear.

3.6

Hours of Operation The operating hours shall be between 7am and 5pm Monday to Friday and between 7am and 12pm Saturday. No operations are permitted on Sunday or Public Holidays.

3.7

Signage (a)

Any advertising signage must not exceed building height

(b)

Parapet signs must not exceed the top of the parapet.

(c)

Signs sited on Awnings must not exceed the height of the awning.

(d)

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(e)

Any signage must be removed when no longer required.

(f)

The erection and use of any advertising signage must comply with the Building Act and all other relevant Acts, Regulations and these approval conditions.

Infrastructure Services and Standards 4.1

Access A commercial access crossover must be constructed (from the edge of the Byrnes Street road pavement to the property boundary of the subject lot) in accordance with the FNQROC Development Manual, to the satisfaction of Council's delegated officer.

4.2

4.3

Stormwater Drainage/Water Quality (a)

The applicant/developer must take all necessary steps to ensure a non-worsening affect on surrounding land as a consequence of the development.

(b)

Prior to building works commencing the applicant must submit a Stormwater Management Plan and Report prepared and certified by a suitably qualified design engineer (RPEQ) that meets or exceeds the standards of design and construction set out in the Queensland Urban Drainage Manual (QUDM) and the FNQROC Development Manual to the satisfaction of Council’s delegated officer.

(c)

The applicant/developer must construct the stormwater drainage infrastructure in accordance with the approved Stormwater Management Plan and Report.

Car Parking/Internal Driveways The applicant/developer must ensure the development is provided with five (5) on-site car parking spaces including one (1) disabled car parking space which are available solely for the parking of vehicles associated with the use of the premises. All car parking spaces and internal driveways must be concrete or bitumen sealed, line marked and appropriately drained prior to the commencement of the use and to the satisfaction of Council's delegated officer. All car parking spaces and internal driveways must be constructed in compliance with the following standards, to the satisfaction of Council's delegated officer: - Australian Standard AS2890:1 Off Street Parking – Car Parking Facilities; - Australian Standard AS1428:2001 – Design for Access and Mobility. A sign must be erected in proximity to the access driveway indicating the availability of on-site parking. Page 39


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Landscaping & Fencing (a)

Prior to the commencement of the use, the applicant/developer is to provide landscaping on the subject site in accordance with EDR Building Designs Site Plan (Drawing No. 14001 A-04) dated 5 February 2014, to the satisfaction of Council's delegated officer.

(b)

All landscaping must be mulched, irrigated and maintained to the satisfaction of Council's delegated officer.

(c)

A solid 1.8 metre high Colorbond fence of neutral colour is to be erected along the full length of the side and rear boundaries of the subject site in accordance with EDR Building Designs Site Plan (Drawing No. 14001 A-04) dated 5 February 2014, to the satisfaction of Council's delegated officer. No fencing is to be erected along the Byrnes Street frontage of the site.

4.5

Lighting Where outdoor lighting is required, the developer shall locate, design and install lighting to operate from dusk to dawn within all areas where the public will be given access, which prevents the potential for light spillage to cause nuisance to neighbours and must be provided in accordance with Australian Standard 1158.1 – Lighting for Roads and Public Spaces. Illumination resulting from direct, reflected or other incidental light emanating from the subject land does not exceed 8 lux when measured at any point 1.5m outside the property boundary of the subject site. The lighting fixtures installed on site must meet appropriate lux levels as documented within Australian Standard 4282 – Control of the Obtrusive Effects of Outdoor Lighting.

4.6

Frontage Works The developer is required to construct the following works, designed in accordance with the FNQROC Development Manual standards (as amended) to the satisfaction of Council’s delegated officer: x

Footpath earthworks, topsoiling and turfing reinstatement of all disturbed footpath areas.

x

Adjustments and relocations necessary to public utility services resulting from these works.

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Water Supply A water service connection must be provided to the subject lot in accordance with FNQROC Development Manual standards (as amended) to the satisfaction of Council’s delegated officer.

4.8

Sewerage Connection The developer must connect the proposed development to Council’s reticulated sewerage system in accordance with FNQROC Development Manual standards (as amended) to the satisfaction of Council’s delegated officer.

(D)

ASSESSMENT MANAGER’S ADVICE (a)

Water Meters/Water Service Connection Prior to the water service connection works commencing and the installation of the meters by Council, an application for a Plumbing Compliance Permit is required to be submitted with detailed hydraulic drawings. The cost of the required water connection and meter (capping of any existing meter may be required) will be determined based upon the approved hydraulic drawings at the time of lodgement of a Water Quotation Request.

(b)

Property Connection to existing sewer main Prior to the property connection to the existing sewer main commencing, a request for a Property Connection Quotation must be lodged with Council. The cost of the required property connection will be determined based upon the assessment of the Property Connection Quotation Request.

(c)

A Trade Waste Permit will be required prior to the commencement of use.

(d)

Compliance with applicable codes/policies The development must be carried out to ensure compliance with the provisions of Council’s Local Laws, Planning Scheme Policies, Planning Scheme and Planning Scheme Codes to the extent they have not been varied by a condition of this approval.

(e)

Compliance with Acts and Regulations The erection and use of the building must comply with the Building Act and all other relevant Acts, Regulations and Laws, and these approval conditions.

(f)

Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 The applicant is advised that referral may be required under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 if the proposed activities are likely to have a significant impact on a matter of national environmental significance. Further information on these matters can be obtained from www.environment.gov.au

(g)

Cultural Heritage

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In carrying out the activity the applicant must take all reasonable and practicable measures to ensure that no harm is done to Aboriginal cultural heritage (the “cultural heritage duty of care”). The applicant will comply with the cultural heritage duty of care if the applicant acts in accordance with gazetted cultural heritage duty of care guidelines. An assessment of the proposed activity against the duty of care guidelines will determine whether or to what extent Aboriginal cultural heritage may be harmed by the activity. Further information on cultural heritage, together with a copy of the duty of care guidelines and cultural heritage search forms, may be obtained from www.datsima.qld.gov.au (E)

CONCURRENCE AGENCY CONDITIONS Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (SARA - DTMR) conditions dated 12 March 2014.

(F)

RELEVANT PERIOD When approval lapses if development not started (s.341) x

(G)

Material Change of Use – four (4) years (starting the day the approval takes effect);

OTHER NECESSARY DEVELOPMENT PERMITS AND/OR COMPLIANCE PERMITS x Development Permit for Building Work

(H)

OTHER APPROVALS REQUIRED FROM COUNCIL x Compliance Permit for Plumbing and Drainage Work

2.

The assessment manager does consider that the assessment manager’s decision conflicts with a relevant instrument.

Details of the conflict with the relevant instrument

Reason for the decision, including a statement about the sufficient grounds to justify the decision despite the conflict

The proposed 'vehicle repair station' use is listed as an Inconsistent Use within the Planning Scheme's Residential zone code.

Despite the proposed use being listed as an inconsistent use within the Residential zone, the subject site fronts Byrnes Street and is situated immediately adjacent and opposite existing business and commercial uses. Furthermore, the proposed use is considered to be consistent with the strategic intent of the Draft TRC Planning Scheme which places the subject site within the Centre zone, thus recognizing its suitability for future business/commercial land uses. It is considered the proposed development is consistent with the intended future use of the site for business/commercial purposes as Mareeba's business district progressively expands along Byrnes Street.

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THE SITE The subject site is situated on the fringe of Mareeba's CBD at 289 Byrnes Street, Mareeba, and described as Lot 1 on RP710948, Parish of Tinaroo, County of Nares. The site is regular in shape with a total area of 1,012m2 and is zoned Residential under the Mareeba Shire Planning Scheme. The site is accessed from and contains approximately 18 metres of frontage to Byrnes Street, a State controlled road which is constructed to bitumen sealed standard including kerb and channel for the full frontage of the site. The site is connected to all reticulated services, is relatively flat, and is improved by a single dwelling and small shed. A Council sewer main traverses through the centre of the site and will trigger special construction requirements for the proposed development. All immediate surrounding allotments are zoned residential with a business zoned allotment situated opposite the site on the western side of Byrnes Street. Uses surrounding the subject site are a mix of both residential and commercial with the Toyota/Ford car dealership located immediately north of the site, as well as a series of automotive and other commercial business established to the west and north-west of the site on the opposite side of Byrnes Street. Under the proposed TRC Planning Scheme, the subject site along with all other allotments immediately to the east of Byrnes Street and down to Basalt Street have been included within the proposed "Centre Zone" to accommodate the progressive expansion of Mareeba's business district along Byrnes Street.

Map Disclaimer: Based on or contains data provided by the State of Queensland (Department of Environment and Resource Management) (2009). In consideration of the State permitting use of this data you acknowledge and agree that the State gives no warranty in relation to the data (including accuracy, reliability, completeness, currency or suitability) and accepts no liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for any loss, damage or costs (including consequential damage) relating to any use of the data. Data must not be used for direct marketing or be used in breach of the privacy laws.

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Map Disclaimer: Based on or contains data provided by the State of Queensland (Department of Environment and Resource Management) (2009). In consideration of the State permitting use of this data you acknowledge and agree that the State gives no warranty in relation to the data (including accuracy, reliability, completeness, currency or suitability) and accepts no liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for any loss, damage or costs (including consequential damage) relating to any use of the data. Data must not be used for direct marketing or be used in breach of the privacy laws.

BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT Council, at its Ordinary Meeting held on 5 December 2013, approved a development application made by Twine Surveys Pty Ltd on behalf of the current applicants for Material Change of Use Vehicle Repair Station on land described as Lot 2 on RP710948, Parish of Tinaroo, situated at 291 Byrnes Street, Mareeba (adjoining the site subject to this application). The approval was granted subject to various conditions and the Decision Notice was issued on 12 December 2013. The applicants now wish for the development to proceed over adjoining Lot 1 on RP710948 instead of Lot 2. Despite these two allotments being situated immediately adjacent one another, a development permit relates to specific land parcel and cannot be transferred to another parcel. Therefore, a new application is required over the new allotment. Twine Surveys Pty Ltd on behalf of the applicants have lodged this new development application seeking a development permit for essentially the same development on Lot 1 on RP710948, situated at 189 Byrnes Street, Mareeba. The only difference between that which was approved on Lot 2 and that which is proposed on Lot 1 is the site layout which has been mirrored so that the internal access driveway is situated on the right hand or southern side of the allotment. Prior to this application being lodged, Council officer's were asked by Twine Surveys Pty Ltd whether the existing approval for vehicle repair station on Lot 2 on RP710948 would need to be cancelled prior to favourable consideration of this application. However, considering the inclusion of both lots within the Draft TRC Planning Scheme's proposed Centre zone, cancelling the existing approval over Lot 2 on RP710948 was not considered necessary in this instance. Furthermore, if a future application was lodged over Lot 2 on RP710948 for some form of commercial/business use, for reasons mentioned above, Council officers would likely support

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such a development provided it generally complied with the provisions contained within the Planning Scheme.

PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS & APPROVALS No previous approvals exist over the subject site.

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT The development application seeks a Development Permit for Material Change of Use - Vehicle Repair Station in accordance with the plans shown in Attachment 1. The applicants propose the development of a single tenancy, vehicle repair station which includes the construction of a 430m2 masonry block shed and associated landscaping and car parking facilities. The proposed shed will have a maximum height of 5.6 metres and will be set back from Byrnes Street by approximately 13 metres. The proposed shed will include a 5 bay workshop area, administration offices, staff and customer toilet facilities and a front counter/display area. The proposed development will include 5 on-site car parking spaces (3 at the front of the building and 2 at the rear) with all car parking spaces and internal driveways being concrete sealed. The applicants propose the construction of 1.8 metre high colorbond fencing of a neutral colour around the sites side and rear boundaries and a 1.2 metre wide landscape strip along the full frontage of the site (excluding access driveway) and down the side boundaries of the site, where possible. The proposed development will operate within normal trading hours and will be connected to all reticulated services (water, sewer, telecommunications, electricity).

REGIONAL PLAN DESIGNATION The subject site is included within the Urban Footprint land use category in the Far North Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031. Mareeba is identified as a Regional Activity Centre in the Regional Plan. The site contains no areas of ecological significance.

PLANNING SCHEME DESIGNATIONS Strategic Framework designation:

Major Urban Growth Node (Mareeba)

Zone:

Residential

Preferred Area/Precinct:

Preferred Area No. 1

Overlays

Airport & Aviation Facilities Overlay

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Planning Scheme Definition The proposed use is defined as:"Vehicle repair station means the use of premises for the purpose of carrying out repairs, body building, panel beating or spray painting, or selling and fitting of accessories to vehicles, agricultural or mining machinery." RELEVENT PLANNING INSTRUMENTS Assessment of the proposed development against the relevant planning instruments is summarised as follows:(a)

Far North Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031

Assessment against the Regional Plan is required because the plan is not reflected in the planning scheme. The application is assessed as being capable of substantially complying with the relevant provisions of the Regional Plan, provided reasonable and relevant conditions are applied. The following Desired Regional Outcome Land Use Policies are relevant to the assessment of the application: DRO 4.1 Compact Urban Form Land Use Policy 4.1.1 4.1.2

4.1.3

Urban development is contained within the urban footprint Urban development is sequenced to ensure logical and orderly land use and infrastructure delivery. Development within the key regional growth areas achieves the strategic planning intent of the subregional narratives

Complies

Comments

9

Complies - The subject site is situated within the Urban Footprint. Complies

9 9

Complies - The Proposed development achieves the strategic planning intent or the subregional narrative for Mareeba.

DRO 4.2 Regional Activity Centres Land Use Policy 4.2.1

4.2.2

(b)

Regional activity centres are identified and operate as a network in accordance with the regional hierarchy (see table 6 and map 9). Development of regional activity centres results in consolidation in the central core and surrounding frame, is of appropriate type and scale, and is accommodated by efficient use of land and buildings.

Complies

Comments

9

Complies - The proposed development will help reinforce Mareeba's role as a Regional activity centre.

9

Complies - The proposed development will result in the establishment of an additional business/commercial use within Mareeba's central core in close proximity to existing business and commercial uses.

State Planning Policy

On 2 December 2013, the Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning introduced a single State Planning Policy (SPP) to replace the various SPP's previously in place. As such, this State Planning Policy is not reflected in the Planning Scheme and is therefore applicable to the assessment of the application. The following aspects of the single State Planning Policy relevant to the assessment of this application are as follows: Page 46


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Queensland State Planning Policy - December 2013 State Interest Water quality

Complies N/A

Receiving waters - a development application for any of the following: (1)

Assessment Requirements & Comments Receiving waters Development: (1) avoids or otherwise minimises adverse impacts on the environmental values of receiving waters, arising from:

a material change of use for urban purposes that involves a land area greater than 2500 square metres that:

(a) altered stormwater quality or flow, and

(a) will result in an impervious area greater than 25 per cent of the net developable area, or

(b) wastewater (other than contaminated stormwater and sewage), and (c) the creation or expansion of non-tidal artificial waterways, and

(b) will result in six or more dwellings, or (2)

(3)

(2) complies with the SPP code: Water quality (Appendix 2).

reconfiguring a lot for urban purposes that involves a land area greater than 2500 square metres and will result in six or more lots, or

Comment Despite not triggering assessment against this component of the SPP, the development will be conditioned to include a detailed stormwater management plan and will be conditioned to ensure a non-worsening affect on surrounding land as a consequence of the development.

operational works for urban purposes that involve disturbing more than 2500 square metres of land.

Natural hazards A development application for a material change of use, reconfiguring a lot or operational works on land within: (1)

a flood hazard area, or

(2)

a bushfire hazard area, or

(3)

a landslide hazard area, or

(4)

a coastal hazard area.

N/A

For all natural hazards: Development: (1) avoids natural hazard areas or mitigates the risks of the natural hazard, and (2) supports, and does not unduly burden, disaster management response or recovery capacity and capabilities, and (3) directly, indirectly and cumulatively avoids an increase in the severity of the natural hazard and the potential for damage on the site or to other properties, and (4) avoids risks to public safety and the environment from the location of hazardous materials and the release of these materials as a result of a natural hazard, and (5) maintains or enhances natural processes and the protective function of landforms and vegetation that can mitigate risks associated with the natural hazard, and Comment The subject site is not situated within a natural hazard area for flood, bushfire or landslide. Assessment against this component of the SPP is therefore not required.

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Mareeba Shire Planning Scheme 2004 (amendment no. 01/11)

Relevant Desired Environmental Outcomes Complies (g)

(h)

(n)

(r)

(s)

Comments

9

Complies - The proposed development will be connected to Council's reticulated sewerage network.

All members of the community have appropriate access to relevant services and facilities that meet their needs and create a sense of community satisfaction

9

Complies - The proposed development will reestablish an existing and relevant service in an easily accessible and appropriate location.

Mareeba’s role and identity as the main business, economic centre and regional service centre and gateway to the Cape is consolidated.

9

Complies - The proposed development reinforces Mareeba's intended role as the main business, economic centre and regional service centre.

The identification and protection of the amenity of noise sensitive development and liveability of residential areas.

9

The standard and location of the built environment, particularly in Mareeba and Kuranda, minimise the use of non-renewable resources, having regard to associated wastewater and effluent disposal infrastructure.

The provision of pedestrian and bicycle facilities in urban areas.

Complies - The proposed development will be conditioned to ensure the protection of the amenity of noise sensitive development and liveability of surrounding residential uses. Complies - The proposed development will be accessible from Mareeba's existing pedestrian network (footpaths).

9

Relevant Development Codes The following Development Codes are considered to be applicable to the assessment of the application: Part 4, Division 6 Part 5, Division 4 Part 6, Division 5 Part 6, Division 15

Residential Zone Code Airport and Aviation Facilities Overlay Code Car Parking Code Landscaping Code

The application included a planning report and assessment against the planning scheme. An officer assessment has found that the application satisfies the relevant acceptable solutions (or probable solutions/performance criteria where no acceptable solution applies) of the relevant codes set out below, provided reasonable and relevant conditions are attached to any approval. Relevant Codes Residential Zone Code

Comments The proposed 'vehicle repair station' use is listed as an Inconsistent Use within the Residential Zone. Refer to discussion below.

Airport and Aviation Facilities Overlay Code

Car Parking Code

The proposed development is for a vehicle repair station which consists of the construction of a shed of limited height well within Mareeba's urban centre. In this instance the provisions contained within the code are not considered relevant to the assessment of the application. The proposed development can be conditioned to achieve compliance with the relevant acceptable/probable solutions contained within the code, apart from the following: ƒ Acceptable Solution AS9.1 (Car Parking Numbers) Refer to discussion below.

Landscaping Code

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compliance with the applicable acceptable/probable solutions contained within the code. Noncompliance with the relevant acceptable solutions or probable solutions/performance criteria contained within the above Codes are summarised as follows: Residential Zone Code The proposed 'vehicle repair station use' is listed as an Inconsistent Use within the Residential Zone. Specific Outcome S1 addresses non-residential uses and the preservation of the amenity of the residential zone as follows: 4.32 Building Siting, Scale and Amenity S1

Non-residential uses and amenity (a)

non-residential uses are located, designed and operated to avoid significant adverse changes to the light, noise, dust, odours, traffic conditions or other physical conditions experienced by occupants of; (i) (ii)

associated, adjoining or nearby residential uses; or other types of non-residential uses.

Comment Despite the proposed use being listed as an inconsistent use within the Residential zone, the subject site fronts Byrnes Street and is situated immediately adjacent and opposite existing business and commercial uses. Furthermore, the proposed use is considered to be consistent with the strategic intent of the Draft TRC Planning Scheme which places the subject site within the Centre zone, thus recognizing its suitability for future business/commercial land uses. It is considered the proposed development is consistent with the intended future use of the site for business/commercial purposes as Mareeba's business district progressively expands along Byrnes Street. Conditions will be attached regarding landscaping, fencing, operating hours, lighting, stormwater discharge and carparking/internal driveways in order to minimise any potential impacts on adjoining residential properties. It should also be noted that the applicants currently own the allotments immediately to the south and east of the site. Through appropriate conditioning it is considered the proposed development can satisfy Specific Outcome S1. Car Parking Code S9

Sufficient car parking spaces are provided to accommodate the demand likely to be generated by the use. AS9.1

The number of car parking spaces provided for the use is in accordance with the Car Parking Schedule.

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car parking spaces would need to be provided. The proposed development allows for the provision of 5 vehicle parking spaces and is thus non-compliant with Acceptable Solution AS9.1. However, considering the nature of the proposed use, customers will drop off their vehicles for maintenance works/servicing and pick them up upon return. These vehicles are not likely to occupy the on-site parking bays for long periods of time as vehicles will be moved into the workshop for servicing. There are effectively five (5) additional parking spaces inside the workshop. In the opinion of Council officer's, the amount of car parking proposed external to the workshop is adequate to accommodate the demand likely to be generated by the use, thus satisfying specific outcome S9. It should also be noted that the former Tablelands Regional Council had for several recent similar developments in Atherton, adopted a reduced car parking rate of 1 space per 90m2 of gross floor area. The standard rate specified under the Atherton Shire Planning Scheme is 1 space per 50m2. The reduced rate of 1 space per 90m2 was established by Council officers through a review of other planning schemes. If the 1 space per 90m2 rate is also adopted for the current development (gross floor area of 430m2), the 5 on site car parking spaces would be compliant. The previous application for vehicle repair station over adjoining Lot 2 on RP710948 was approved subject to the provision of 5 on-site car parking spaces. (e)

Planning Scheme Policies/Infrastructure Charges Plan

The following planning scheme policies are relevant to the application: No. 4 - Development Manual All development works will be conditioned to be designed and constructed in accordance with FNQROC Development Manual standards. (f)

Adopted Infrastructure Charges Notice

Water Supply The subject site currently accommodates a single dwelling and is therefore deemed to have 1 existing credit (1 EDC) for water supply. Schedule A of Planning Scheme Policy No. 2 identifies a 'garage/service station' use, which is a similar use to that proposed, as having a ratio of 1.0 EDC for water supply. Considering this, and the nature of the proposed use, the development is not likely to place any additional demand on Council's reticulated water supply network outside this existing credit. As such, a headworks charge for water supply is not considered necessary in this instance. Sewerage Supply The subject site currently accommodates a single dwelling and is therefore deemed to have 1 existing credit (1 EDC) for sewerage. Schedule A of Planning Scheme Policy No. 2 identifies a 'garage/service station' use, which is a similar use to that proposed, as having a ratio of 1.0 EDC for sewerage.

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Considering this, and the nature of the proposed use, the development is not likely to place any additional demand on Council's reticulated sewerage network outside this existing credit. As such, headworks charges for sewerage are not considered necessary in this instance. Roadworks The subject site is accessed directly from Byrnes Street which is a State controlled road. Due to the direct access onto the State controlled road, a contribution for the augmentation of the road network is not applicable under Planning Scheme Policy 6. REFERRALS Concurrence The application triggered referral to the Department of Transport and Main Roads as a Concurrence Agency. That Department advised in a letter dated 12 March 2014 that they require conditions to be attached to any approval (Attachment 2). Advice This application did not trigger referral to any Advice Agencies. Internal Consultation Development Engineering - Access PUBLIC NOTIFICATION The development proposal was placed on public notification from 4 March 2014 to 28 March 2014. The applicant submitted the notice of compliance on 2 April 2014 advising that the public notification requirements were carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Act. No submissions were received. PLANNING DISCUSSION Nil Date Prepared:

3 April 2014

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ATTACHMENT 1 APPROVED PLANS (DWS VS 3516607)

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JUMRUM RAINFOREST PTY LTD - RECONFIGURING A LOT (1 INTO 83 LOTS) - LOT 72 ON RP903071 - 1593 KENNEDY HIGHWAY, KURANDA DA/12/0035

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

MEETING:

Ordinary

MEETING DATE:

16 April 2014

REPORT OFFICER’S TITLE:

Senior Planner

DEPARTMENT:

Development & Community Services APPLICATION DETAILS

FILE NO:

APPLICATION DA/12/0035

ADDRESS:

APPLICANT: LODGED BY: DATE LODGED:

Jumrum Rainforest Pty Ltd Planning Far North 12 November 2012

TYPE OF APPROVAL: PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT: PLANNING SCHEME: ZONE: LEVEL OF ASSESSMENT: SUBMISSIONS:

Development Permit

ATTACHMENTS:

RPD: AREA: OWNER:

PREMISES 1593 Kennedy Highway, Kuranda Lot 72 on RP903071 45.73 hectares Jumrum Rainforest Pty Ltd

Reconfiguring a Lot - Subdivision of 1 lot into 83 lots Mareeba Shire Planning Scheme 2004 (amendment no. 1 of 2007) Preliminary Approval for Rural Residential Code Assessment n/a

1. 2. 3. 4.

Proposal Plan/s Department of Transport and Main Roads Referral Agency Response dated 26 November 2012 Department of Natural Resources and Mines Referral Agency Response dated 18 October 2013 Draft Infrastructure Agreement

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Council is in receipt of a development application described in the above application details. In 2007, Mareeba Shire Council issued preliminary approval (REC/06/0093) for material change of use to vary the effect of the Mareeba Shire Planning Scheme by establishing rural residential use rights over Lot 72 on RP903071. On 13 November 2008, Council issued a further preliminary approval (REC/08/0064) for Reconfiguring a Lot (1 lot into 84 rural residential lots) Page 65


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over the subject land. Council officers are of the opinion that the 2008 preliminary approval lapsed on 1 April 2013. Despite lapsing after this present application was made to Council, the 2008 preliminary approval means that Council has previously approved the reconfiguration concept, but has not authorised this development to commence. The current application seeks the development permit necessary to allow the reconfiguration to commence. The granting of a development permit for reconfiguring a lot (1 lot into 83 lots) is consistent with the rural residential use rights established under the 2007 Preliminary Approval REC/06/0093. The application is code assessable. It has been assessed against the relevant planning instruments and does not conflict with those instruments. The key issues of the proposed development are ensuring the supply of adequate infrastructure, limiting vegetation clearing and setting a suitable conditions framework for the development to proceed. A condition of the lapsed 2008 preliminary approval required an infrastructure agreement be entered into. A suitable infrastructure agreement has been prepared and approval to execute this agreement forms part of the officer's recommendation. Draft conditions and the draft infrastructure agreement were provided to the applicant, care of their consultant, and have been agreed. It is recommended that the application be approved in full, subject to conditions.

OFFICER'S RECOMMENDATION "That: 1.

Council authorise the Mayor and Chief Executive Officer to execute the draft infrastructure agreement between Mareeba Shire Council and Jumrum Rainforest Pty Ltd, included as Attachment 4 to the Senior Planner’s report.

2.

Subject to, and following the execution of the infrastructure agreement between Mareeba Shire Council and Jumrum Rainforest Pty Ltd, Council authorise the Chief Executive Officer to notify the applicant that, in relation to the following development application:

APPLICATION PREMISES Jumrum Rainforest Pty ADDRESS: 1593 Kennedy Highway, Ltd Kuranda Lot 72 on RP903071 12 November 2012 DATE LODGED RPD: Development Permit TYPE OF APPROVAL Reconfiguring a Lot - Subdivision of 1 lot into 83 lots PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT APPLICANT:

and in accordance with the Sustainable Planning Act 2009, as amended, the application for a development permit for the development specified in (A) is: Approved by Council in accordance with the approved plans/documents listed in (B), subject to assessment manager conditions in (C), assessment manager’s advice in (D), concurrence

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agency conditions in (E), relevant period in (F), further permits in (G), and further approvals from Council listed in (H); And The assessment manager does not consider that the assessment manager’s decision conflicts with a relevant instrument. (A)

APPROVED DEVELOPMENT: Development Permit for Reconfiguring a Lot - Subdivision of 1 lot into 83 lots in nine (9) stages

(B)

APPROVED PLANS: Plan/Document Number

Plan/Document Title

1180 SK14-32 Amdt C 1180 SK14-33 Amdt B

Dimensions of Proposed Lots Lot Layout, Building Envelopes and Extent of Clearing Plan of Building Envelopes Proposed Road Layout and Stormwater Drainage Water and Soil Management Plan Plan of Building Envelopes overlaying Existing Contours and Slope Analysis Roadworks and Stormwater Drainage Plan

1180 SK14-34 Amdt B 1180 SK14-36 Amdt B 1180 SK14-37 Amdt B 1180 SK14-38 Amdt A

1180 C04 Amdt B

(C)

Prepared by

Dated

Jim Papas Drafting Pty Ltd

29.01.13

Jim Papas Drafting Pty Ltd

29.01.13

Jim Papas Drafting Pty Ltd

29.01.13

Jim Papas Drafting Pty Ltd

29.01.13

Jim Papas Drafting Pty Ltd

29.01.13

Jim Papas Drafting Pty Ltd

28.01.13

Jim Papas Drafting Pty Ltd

28.02.11

ASSESSMENT MANAGER’S CONDITIONS (COUNCIL) (a)

Development assessable against the Planning Scheme

1.

Development must be carried out substantially in accordance with the approved plans and the facts and circumstances of the use as submitted with the application, subject to any alterations: -

2.

Timing of Effect 2.1

3.

found necessary by Council’s delegated officer at the time of examination of the engineering plans or during construction of the development because of particular engineering requirements; and to ensure compliance with the following conditions of approval.

The conditions of the development permit must be complied with to the satisfaction of Council’s delegated officer prior to the endorsement of the plan of survey, except where specified otherwise in these conditions of approval.

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3.1

The applicant/developer is responsible for the cost of necessary alterations to existing public utility mains, services or installations required by works in relation to the proposed development or any works required by condition(s) of this approval.

3.2

All payments or bonds required to be made to the Council pursuant to any condition of this approval or the Adopted Infrastructure Charges Notice must be made prior to the endorsement of the plan of survey and at the rate applicable at the time of payment.

3.3

The developer must relocate (in accordance with FNQROC Development Manual standards) any services such as water, sewer, drainage, telecommunications and electricity that are not wholly located within the lots that are being created/serviced where required by the relevant authority, unless approved by Council’s delegated officer.

3.4

Where utilities (such as sewers on non-standard alignments) traverse lots to service another lot, easements must be created in favour of Council for access and maintenance purposes. The developer is to pay all costs (including Council’s legal expenses) to prepare and register the easement documents.

3.5

Where approved existing buildings and structures are to be retained, setbacks to any new property boundaries are to be in accordance with Planning Scheme requirements for the relevant structure and/or Queensland Development Code. A plan demonstrating compliance must be submitted prior to endorsement of the plan of survey.

3.6

Prior to the endorsement of the plan of survey the applicant must provide a letter from any Concurrence Agencies confirming that their conditions have been complied with and/or that they have no objection to Council's endorsement of the plan of survey.

3.7

All works must be designed, constructed and carried out in accordance with FNQROC Development Manual requirements (as amended) and to the satisfaction of Council’s delegated officer.

3.8

Flood Immunity The applicant/developer must provide a plan showing the extent of a 100 ARI year flood event, certified by an RPEQ (Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland). Where a proposed lot is impacted by the 100 ARI year flow, a building envelope of at least 1000m2 (minimum dimensions of 20m x 15m) must be provided at least 300mm above 100 ARI year flood levels.

3.9

No filling is to occur below the 100 ARI flood level unless approved as part of a subsequent development permit for operational works.

3.10 Environmental Covenant The applicant shall be responsible for the preparation and registration of a statutory covenant with Council pursuant to S97A of the Land Title Act for the purposes of preserving native animals, plants and their habitat. The covenant area shall comprise all parts of each lot excluding the building envelopes indentified on Drawing Number 1180 SK14-34 Amdt B and the areas Page 68


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required for approved operational works infrastructure, to the satisfaction of Council's delegated officer. The covenant must stipulate that the covenant area must be protected, preserved and conserved, including by strictly adhering to the following nonexhaustive conditions (which may be varied by written agreement between the parties):(a)

no existing living vegetation or hereafter existing in the covenant area, may be cut down, damaged or destroyed;

(b)

no buildings or fences may be erected in the covenant area;

(c)

no native animals within the covenant area shall be killed or interfered with;

(d)

no other acts may be carried out on or in respect of the covenant area which, in the opinion of the Council, acting reasonably may have a detrimental impact on the covenant area;

Notwithstanding clause (a) to (d), if any living or dead vegetation on the covenant area poses a risk to human safety:(e)

The vegetation may be cut down or trimmed with the prior written consent of the Council, not to be unreasonably withheld, so as to remove the risk;

Notwithstanding clause (a) to (e), if any native or indigenous animal on the covenant area poses a risk to human safety, the native or indigenous animal may be removed with the prior written consent of the Council and any other approvals which might be required by law. The covenant agreement shall be signed by the registered owner prior to endorsement of the survey plan by Council and the signed covenant shall be jointly lodged for registration with the survey plan, in the Department of Natural Resources & Mines. The covenant document shall be to the satisfaction of Council’s delegated officer, and the applicant shall be responsible for the cost of preparation and registration of the covenant. 3.11 Bushfire Management Buildings and Structures -

-

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Bushfire Management Plan A Bushfire Management Plan will be prepared in accordance with Appendix 8 of State Planning Policy 1/03 - Mitigating the Adverse Impacts of Flood, Bushfire and Landslide to the satisfaction of Council's delegated officer. The approved use will comply with the requirements of the Management Plan at all times. 3.12 Landslide For each building envelope containing a slope of 15% or greater, the developer must provide a site-specific geo-technical report prepared by a suitably qualified Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) that certifies: -

The long term stability of the building envelope; and The building envelope will not be adversely affected by landslide activity originating on sloping land above the development site.

3.13 Charges All outstanding rates, charges and expenses pertaining to the land are to be paid in full. 4.

Infrastructure Services and Standards 4.1

Access Access must be provided/constructed to each allotment in accordance with the FNQROC Development Manual, to the satisfaction of Council's delegated officer. A bitumen sealed or concrete driveway shall be provided within each battleaxe lot access handle to the satisfaction of Council's delegated officer. Each driveway will: -

4.2

have a minimum formation width of 3 metres be constructed for the full length of the access handle be formed with one-way crossfall to cater for stormwater drainage such that any stormwater runoff is contained within the access strip service and utility conduits are to be provided for the full length of the concrete or sealed driveway constructed within the access handle of the battle axe allotment(s).

Easements An easement must be provided over the access handle for Lot 63 in favour of Lots 61 and 62 for the purposes of access/drainage/maintenance. A bitumen sealed or concrete driveway shall be provided within the access easement to the satisfaction of Council's delegated officer. The driveway will: -

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be formed with one-way crossfall to cater for stormwater drainage such that any stormwater runoff is contained within the access strip service and utility conduits are to be provided for the full length of the concrete or sealed driveway constructed within the access handle of the battle axe allotment(s).

Where Council is party to a proposed easement and/or if the proposed easement is in favour of Council the applicant/developer is to pay all costs (including Council’s legal expenses) to prepare and register the easement documents, using Council’s standard form of easement. The approved easement documents must be submitted at the same time the applicant/developer seeks endorsement of the plan of survey and must be lodged and registered in the Department of Natural Resources & Mines in conjunction with the plan of survey. 4.3

Stormwater Drainage/Water Quality (a)

As part of any subsequent application for Operational Works, the applicant must submit a Stormwater Management Plan and Report prepared and certified by a suitably qualified design engineer (RPEQ) that meets or exceeds the standards of design and construction set out in the Queensland Urban Drainage Manual (QUDM) and the FNQROC Development Manual to the satisfaction of Council’s delegated officer.

(b)

That Stormwater Management Plan will deal with the entire site, and will also generally be in accordance with the plan prepared by Jim Papas Drafting Pty Ltd on 16 April 2013, and must ensure a non-worsening effect on surrounding land as a consequence of the development, and must take all reasonable and practicable measures to ensure discharge occurs in compliance with the Queensland Urban Drainage Manual (QUDM) and the FNQROC Development Manual.

(c)

As part of any subsequent application for operational works the applicant must also provide:

(d)

-

A Stormwater Quality Management Plan and Report prepared and certified by a suitably qualified design engineer (RPEQ) that meets or exceeds the standards of design and construction set out in the Urban Stormwater Quality Planning Guideline and the Queensland Water Quality Guideline to the satisfaction of Council’s delegated officer;

-

The Stormwater Quality Management Plan must include an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan that meets or exceeds the Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Guidelines (Institute of Engineers Australia) to the satisfaction of Council’s delegated officer; and

-

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(e)

Construction of drainage must be to FNQROC standards (section D4), including the provision for an ARI 100 year overland flow through open space areas, or, easements within the balance area.

(f)

All stormwater drainage must be collected from site and discharged to an approved legal point of discharge, being the proposed retention basins in this instance.

(g)

The applicant must video (at their cost) all stormwater lines and submit the video for inspection by Council’s delegated officer prior to the development being taken "off maintenance" to ensure that no defects have occurred during the 12 month maintenance period.

(h)

Detention basins that are constructed within existing creeks and gullies and that are within the Environmental Covenant areas (Condition 3.10) shall be left in the natural condition as much as practicable. Any detention basins that are not within the Environmental Covenant areas shall be constructed such that they are capable of being mowed where necessary, landscaped and maintained. Batter slopes within areas intended for park will be a maximum of 1 in 6 for park road frontages, and 1 in 4 in all other cases.

(i)

Any necessary temporary drains and associated drainage easements within the balance area will be provided as part of the relevant stage works and survey plans.

Earthworks As part of a subsequent application for Operational Works, an earthworks plan is to be submitted, prepared by a suitably qualified RPEQ demonstrating compliance with the Filling and Excavation Code including the following detail: -

Maintenance of access roads to and from the site such that they remain free of all fill material and are cleaned as necessary Preservation of all drainage structures from the effects of structural loading generated by the earthworks; Protection of adjoining properties and roads from ponding or nuisance from stormwater.

All site earthworks, drainage and pavement construction are to be designed and supervised by an RPEQ. Testing is to be carried out by NATA Registered Laboratories and results submitted as part of the As Constructed information. The Supervising Engineer must submit a certificate demonstrating that all work has been satisfactorily completed to the quality control criteria for the site and in accordance with AS3798 (as amended). 4.5

Roadworks – External Construction The developer is required to construct the following works, designed in accordance with FNQROC Development Manual standards to the satisfaction of Council’s delegated officer.

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(i)

In Stage 1, the construction of frontage works on Fallon Road generally in accordance with Jim Papas Drafting Pty Ltd Drawing number 1180 C04 Amdt B.

(ii)

In Stage 2A, the reconstruction of the 90 degree corner on Fallon Road (adjacent to Lot 3 on RP857692) with improved vertical alignment, and improved horizontal alignment to the extent achievable within the existing road reserve.

(iii)

In Stage 2A, the construction of kerbing on the southern side of Fallon Road from the end of the kerb constructed under 4.5(i), up to about Chainage 25 on Fallon Road as shown on Jim Papas Drafting Pty Ltd Drawing number 1180 C04 Amdt B.

(iv)

The value (as agreed by Council's delegated officer) of the external works required under Condition 4.5 (ii) and (iii), shall be credited towards any contribution required under Mareeba Shire Planning Scheme Policy No. 6: Augmentation of the Road Network Contribution.

Prior to works commencing, plans for the works described above must be approved as part of an Operational Works application. 4.6

Roadworks – Internal Internal Road A must be constructed to Minor Collector Road standard in accordance with FNQROC Development Manual standards to the satisfaction of Council’s delegated officer. All other internal roads must be constructed to Access Street standard in accordance with FNQROC Development Manual standards to the satisfaction of Council’s delegated officer. A temporary turnaround area, with gravel surface, must be provided at the end of the new road construction adjacent to the balance area of the overall subdivision to allow traffic manoeuvring.

4.7

Water Supply (a)

Where the existing reticulated water supply does not currently service the site or is not at an adequate capacity, the developer is required to extend or upgrade the reticulated water supply infrastructure to connect the site to Council’s existing infrastructure at a point that has sufficient capacity to service the development in accordance with FNQROC Development Manual standards (as amended). The water reticulation shall be constructed generally in accordance with the Jim Papas Drafting Pty Ltd Drawing Number 1180 SK14-70(A).

(b)

Specific water supply infrastructure requirements: (i)

Stage 1, 2A and 2B, up to a maximum of 33 lots, is to be supplied by a minimum of 150 mm nominal bore water main connected to Council's existing water infrastructure within Fallon Road;

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be constructed from Masons Road to the development, extending to and connecting with the main constructed under (b)(i).

(c)

4.8

(iii)

Council suggests that the applicant seek an easement through a neighbouring allotment such as Lot 0 on SP111147 to facilitate the second connection required under (b)(ii). Any easement must be created in favour of Council for water supply purposes.

(iv)

The value (as agreed by Council's delegated officer) of the works associated with the second water main described in (b)(ii) including acquiring, surveying and registering the easement, design, construction and connection of the water main, shall be credited towards any contribution under Mareeba Shire Planning Scheme Policy 2 - Headworks Charges for Water Supply and Sewerage.

A water service connection must be provided to each proposed lot in accordance with FNQROC Development Manual standards (as amended) to the satisfaction of Council’s delegated officer.

On-Site Wastewater Management At the time of building construction, an on-site effluent disposal system must be constructed on each lot generally in accordance with the report prepared by Golder Associates and received at Council on 12 April 2013 in compliance with the latest version On-Site Domestic Wastewater Management Standard (ASNZ1547) to the satisfaction of the Council’s delegated officer.

4.9

Electricity provision/supply The applicant/developer must ensure that an appropriate level of electricity supply is provided to each allotment in accordance with FNQROC Development Manual standards (as amended) to the satisfaction of Council’s delegated officer. Written advice from an Electricity Service Provider is to be provided to Council indicating that an agreement has been made for the provision of underground power reticulation.

4.10 Telecommunications The applicant/developer must enter into an agreement with a telecommunication carrier to provide telecommunication services to each allotment and arrange provision of necessary conduits and enveloping pipes. 4.11 Pathway linking Road D to Road C - Stage 3E (a)

A 2m wide pedestrian/cycle concrete path will be provided generally in accordance with the requirements of the FNQROC Development Manual, and to the satisfaction of Council's delegated officer.

(b)

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Street lighting must be provided to all roads in accordance with FNQROC Development Manual requirements (as amended) and to the satisfaction of Council’s delegated officer. 4.13 Street trees Planting Street tree planting must be provided in accordance with FNQROC Development Manual requirements (as amended) and to the satisfaction of Council’s delegated officer. The plan depicting species must be submitted to Council’s delegated officer for approval. The street trees must be planted in accordance with the approved plan. 4.14 Building Envelope (a)

All buildings and associated firebreak and effluent disposal areas for each allotment must be located within the approved Building Envelope for the respective allotment as identified on Drawing Number 1180 SK14-34 Amdt B - Plan of Building Envelopes dated August 2012.

(b)

No vegetation is to be removed for the purposes of a dwelling and development ancillary to a dwelling, including for on-site effluent disposal, from outside the designated building envelope.

(c)

The two (2) isolated areas of building envelope on proposed Lots 10 and 11 within the Q100 inundation area as identified on Drawing 1180 SK1434 Amdt B must be restricted to non-habitable uses that are without walls, such as barbeque shelters and pavilions.

4.15 Landscaping / Site Maintenance Landscaping / site maintenance carried out as per this approval, and in accordance with the FNQROC Manual, shall be maintained for all areas, including parks, covenants, easements, noise mounds, traffic islands, medians, roundabouts and road verges as follows: x x x

replacement of trees / shrubs / plantings as required landscaping / site maintenance shall include mowing / slashing of all areas outlined above landscaping / site maintenance is to be continued throughout the Defects Liability Period until date of Final Acceptance

Contrary to Section D9.23 Paragraph 7 of the FNQROC Manual, the maintenance period for irrigation works and landscaping shall be a minimum of twelve months. (D)

ASSESSMENT MANAGER’S ADVICE (a)

An Adopted Infrastructure Charges Notice has been issued with respect to the approved development. The Adopted Infrastructure Charges Notice details the type of infrastructure charge/s, the amount of the charge/s and when the charge/s are payable.

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charges or payments may be payable as conditions of approval. The applicable fee is set out in Council’s Fees & Charges Schedule for each respective financial year. (c)

Easement Documents The Mareeba Shire Council has developed standard easement documentation to assist in the drafting of formal easement documents for Council easements. Please contact the Regional Land Use Planning Group for more information regarding the drafting of easement documents for Council easements.

(d)

Endorsement Fees Please be advised that Council charges a fee for the endorsement of a Survey Plan, Community Management Statements, easement documents, and covenants. The fee is set out in Council’s Fees & Charges Schedule applicable for each respective financial year.

(e)

Compliance with applicable codes/policies The development must be carried out to ensure compliance with the provisions of Council’s Local Laws, Planning Scheme Policies, Planning Scheme and Planning Scheme Codes to the extent they have not been varied by a condition of this approval.

(f)

Notation on Rates Record A notation will be placed on Council’s Rate record with respect to each lot regarding the following conditions: x x x x x x x x

(g)

a registered covenant an approved building envelope plan conditions regarding bushfire management an approved bushfire management plan a registered easement over the subject site flood immunity An on-site effluent disposal system must be constructed in accordance with the approved site and soil evaluation report Department of Transport and Main Roads conditions and Department of Natural Resources and Mines conditions.

Transportation of Soil All soil transport to or from the site must be covered to prevent dust or spillage during transport. If soil is tracked or spilt onto the road pavements as a result of works on the subject site, it must be removed prior to the end of the working day and within four (4) hours of a request from a Council Officer.

(h)

Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 The applicant is advised that referral may be required under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 if the proposed activities are likely to have a significant impact on a matter of national environmental significance. Further information on these matters can be obtained from www.environment.gov.au.

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Cultural Heritage In carrying out the activity the applicant must take all reasonable and practicable measures to ensure that no harm is done to Aboriginal cultural heritage (the “cultural heritage duty of care”). The applicant will comply with the cultural heritage duty of care if the applicant acts in accordance with gazetted cultural heritage duty of care guidelines. An assessment of the proposed activity against the duty of care guidelines will determine whether or to what extent Aboriginal cultural heritage may be harmed by the activity. Further information on cultural heritage, together with a copy of the duty of care guidelines and cultural heritage search forms, may be obtained from www.datsima.qld.gov.au.

(E)

CONCURRENCE AGENCY CONDITIONS Department of Transport and Main Roads conditions dated 26 November 2012. Department of Natural Resources and Mines conditions dated 18 October 2013.

(F)

RELEVANT PERIOD When approval lapses if development not started (s.341) x

(G)

Reconfiguring a Lot requiring Operational Works – four (4) years (starting the day the approval takes effect);

OTHER NECESSARY DEVELOPMENT PERMITS AND/OR COMPLIANCE PERMITS x Development Permit for Operational Works

(H)

OTHER APPROVALS REQUIRED FROM COUNCIL x NIL

3.

That an Adopted Infrastructure Charges Notice be issued for the following infrastructure charge/s for:

Infrastructure Charge

Current Amount of Charge

Lots

Rate

Augmentation of the Road Network Contributions (Kuranda Town)

82

$3,790.00 per additional lot

$310,780.00

Open Space Contributions

82

$3,790.00 per additional lot

$310,780.00

Water Supply Headworks Contributions

83

$5,030.00 per lot

$417,490.00

TOTAL CURRENT CHARGE

AMOUNT

$1,039,050.00

OF

"

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THE SITE The subject land is described as Lot 72 on RP903071, Parish of Cairns, County of Nares, having an area of 45.73 hectares, with frontages of approximately 760 metres onto the Kennedy Highway and 180 metres onto Fallon Road. The land is situated approximately 560 metres from the intersection of Fallon Road and the Kennedy Highway and is currently vacant. Access to the land is proposed off Fallon Road, directly opposite the Hunter Park sports complex. Fallon Road is constructed to bitumen sealed standard of varying widths. The section of Fallon Road between the subject land and the Kennedy Highway is constructed to a typical width of 7.5 metres. The section of Fallon Road between the subject land and Mason Road is constructed to a typical width of 6 metres. Much of the site's vegetation is regrowth due to past clearing. A small pocket of remnant vegetation remains along Jumrum Creek which flows along the eastern boundary of the site. The Far North Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031 identifies the majority of the regrowth as Terrestrial Area of General Ecological Significance and/or Strategic Rehabilitation Area. The small pocket of remnant vegetation is identified as a Terrestrial Area of High Ecological Significance. No structures exist on the land. Properties situated immediately to the north, south and east are all zoned Rural Residential. Properties to the west are zoned Myola.

Map Disclaimer: Based on or contains data provided by the State of Queensland (Department of Environment and Resource Management) (2009). In consideration of the State permitting use of this data you acknowledge and agree that the State gives no warranty in relation to the data (including accuracy, reliability, completeness, currency or suitability) and accepts no liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for any loss, damage or costs (including consequential damage) relating to any use of the data. Data must not be used for direct marketing or be used in breach of the privacy laws.

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Map Disclaimer: Based on or contains data provided by the State of Queensland (Department of Environment and Resource Management) (2009). In consideration of the State permitting use of this data you acknowledge and agree that the State gives no warranty in relation to the data (including accuracy, reliability, completeness, currency or suitability) and accepts no liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for any loss, damage or costs (including consequential damage) relating to any use of the data. Data must not be used for direct marketing or be used in breach of the privacy laws.

BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT NIL

PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS & APPROVALS On 21 August 2007, the former Mareeba Shire Council issued a Preliminary Approval for Material Change of Use (establishment of rural residential use rights) and a Development Permit for Reconfiguring a Lot (1 lot into 46 rural residential lots) - (REC/06/0093). This preliminary approval and development permit remain current until 1 April 2015. On 13 November 2008, Council issued a Preliminary Approval for Reconfiguring a Lot (1 lot into 84 rural residential lots) (REC/08/0064). The applicant had sought a development permit for the reconfiguration of land, however insufficient information on the infrastructure requirements for the development was supplied and Council officers recommended that only preliminary approval be issued. This preliminary approval was current at the time the present application was originally made to Council; however it is the opinion of Council officers that the preliminary approval lapsed on 1 April 2013. Preliminary approval REC/08/0064 means that Council has previously approved the development concept, but has not authorised the development to commence. The current application seeks a development permit to finalise the conditions under which the development will be permitted to occur.

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A condition of the lapsed preliminary approval REC/08/0064 required that an Infrastructure Agreement be entered into for the development prior to the issue of a development permit. A suitable infrastructure agreement has been drafted and subject to Council's agreement will be executed prior to the issue of the decision notice for this development application.

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT The development application seeks a Development Permit for Reconfiguring a Lot - Subdivision of 1 lot into 83 lots in nine (9) stages in accordance with the plans shown in Attachment 1. The reconfiguration layout seeks to achieve rural residential allotments with a minimum 3,000m2 lot size and an overall average lot size for the development of 4,000m2. A building envelope of up to 2,000m2 is identified on each proposed allotment. Proposed Lots 53 and 54 have areas of 2,987m2 and 2,966m2 respectively; however, both lots will still contain regularly shaped building envelopes of 2,000m2. The frontages and lot shapes are typical for this style of development. The proposed allotments will be supplied with town water, underground electricity and communication services. All roads will be sealed with kerbing. Effluent disposal for each allotment is intended through on site treatment and dispersal.

REGIONAL PLAN DESIGNATION The subject site is included within the indicative Regional Landscape and Rural Production Area land use category in the Far North Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031. Kuranda is identified as a Village Activity Centre in the Regional Plan. The Regional Plan Map 3 - ‘Areas of Ecological Significance’ also identifies the site is: x

Strategic Rehabilitation Area

x

State & Regional Conservation Corridor

x

Terrestrial Area of High Ecological Significance

x

Terrestrial Area of General Ecological Significance

PLANNING SCHEME DESIGNATIONS Strategic Framework designation:

Kuranda District Growth Node

Zone:

Rural Residential zone

Overlays

Natural & Cultural Heritage Features Overlay Significant Vegetation Overlay Natural Disaster Bushfire Overlay

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accordance with the requirements of that Act. Sections 313, 317, 324 and 326 of SPA set out the decision rules that Council must follow when deciding this application and these are summarised below:ƒ

The decision must be based on assessments made against the relevant provisions of the Regional Plan, state planning policies not reflected in the planning scheme, the planning scheme including the relevant Codes (the relevant instruments) and any applicable codes of a preliminary approval to which section 242 applies.

ƒ

Council must also assess and decide the application having regard to the common material submitted with the application, any development approval for, and any lawful use of, premises the subject of the application or adjacent premises, any concurrence agency requirements and advice agency recommendations and the purposes of any instruments containing an applicable code.

ƒ

Council may give weight it is satisfied is appropriate to a planning instrument, code, law or policy that came into effect after the application was made, but before the decision stage is started or restarted.

ƒ

The decision must not conflict with any relevant instrument unless there are sufficient grounds to justify the decision, despite the conflict. Grounds are defined as matters of public interest, but do not include the personal circumstances (including financial circumstances) of an applicant, owner or interested party.

Chapters 2 to 4 of SPA sets out the hierarchical relationship between the planning instruments that a development application is required to be assessed against. If there is an inconsistency between the planning instruments, the higher level planning instrument prevails to the extent of the inconsistency. The state and local planning instruments (in hierarchical order) are as follows:State Planning Instruments (a) (b) (c)

Regional Plan State Planning Policy Standard Planning Scheme Provisions

Local Planning Instruments (a) (b) (c)

Planning Scheme Temporary Local Planning Instrument Planning Scheme Policy

Assessment of the proposed development against the relevant planning instruments is summarised as follows:(a)

Far North Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031

Assessment against the Regional Plan is required because the plan is not reflected in the planning scheme. The application is assessed as being capable of substantially complying with the relevant provisions of the Regional Plan in the context of the preliminary approval, provided reasonable and relevant conditions are applied. The following Desired Regional Outcome Land Use Policies are relevant to the assessment of the application:

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DRO 1.1 Biodiversity Conservation Land Use Policy 1.1.1

Urban development within the regional landscape and rural production area is located outside of areas of high ecological significance (see map 3).

Complies

Comments

9

Preliminary approval (REC/06/0093) for the development of the subject land in accordance with the Rural Residential zone was granted by Council prior to the commencement of the FNQ Regional Plan 2009-2031. Vegetation identified as a Terrestrial Area of High Ecological Significance will be contained within proposed Lot 75 and is why this lot has an area of 4.2 hectares. Much of the subject land is identified as State and Regional Conservation Corridor. The proposed lot layout has taken this into consideration and building envelopes are sited outside the areas of high ecological significance as much as practical.

1.1.3

Urban development adjacent to areas of high ecological significance (see map 3) is located, designed, operated and setback to avoid adverse impacts on the area’s ecological values.

9

Preliminary approval (REC/06/0093) for the development of the subject land in accordance with the Rural Residential zone was granted by Council prior to the commencement of the FNQ Regional Plan 2009-2031. Vegetation identified as a Terrestrial Area of High Ecological Significance will be contained within proposed Lot 75 and is why this lot has an area of 4.2 hectares. Much of the subject land is identified as State and Regional Conservation Corridor. The proposed lot layout has taken this into consideration and building envelopes are sited outside the areas of high ecological significance as much as practical.

1.1.4

1.1.5

Urban development in or adjacent to areas of general ecological significance (see map 3) is located, designed and operated to avoid or, where avoidance is not possible, minimise any adverse impacts on ecological values where possible.

9

Urban development on a lot that is within a strategic rehabilitation area results in improved ecological connectivity or habitat extent within that lot.

9

Preliminary approval (REC/06/0093) for the development of the subject land in accordance with the Rural Residential zone was granted by Council prior to the commencement of the FNQ Regional Plan 2009-2031. Much of the subject land is identified as State and Regional Conservation Corridor and also as areas of general ecological significance. The proposed lot layout has taken this into consideration and building envelopes are sited outside the areas of general ecological significance as much as practical. Statutory covenants will be established to protect vegetation along the banks of Jumrum Creek and outside the approved building envelopes. Clearing outside the identified building envelopes will be restricted by the covenant.

DRO 4.6 Rural Residential Development Land Use Policy

Complies

Comments

4.6.1

New rural residential development is located in rural living areas.

n/a

Preliminary approval (REC/06/0093) for the development of the subject land in accordance with the Rural Residential zone was granted by Council prior to the commencement of the FNQ Regional Plan 2009-2031.

4.6.2

Future demand for rural residential housing is provided from within the existing stock of land zoned for this purpose.

9

Preliminary approval (REC/06/0093) for the development of the subject land in accordance with the Rural Residential zone was granted by Council prior to the commencement of the FNQ Regional Plan 2009-2031.

4.6.3

Construction of residential dwellings and ancillary structures within rural residential zoned land is confined to a building footprint which reduces the exposure to natural hazards and avoids and minimises the loss of native vegetation through locating structures in existing cleared areas and co-locating

9

The subject land is logical infill development between established rural residential developments. Building envelopes up to a maximum area of 2,000m2 have been identified for each allotment. Clearing outside the identified building envelopes will be restricted by covenant.

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service corridors. Rural residential subdivision along watercourses should be designed to minimise the impact of rural residential water use on current and future water resources.

9

Each proposed allotment will be supplied with a connection to the Kuranda reticulated water supply.

DRO 7.1 Protection of Waterways, Wetlands and Water Quality Land Use Policy 7.1.1

Development is planned, designed, constructed and managed in accordance with best practice environmental management to protect environmental values and meet water quality objectives of the Environmental Protection Policy (Water) 1997 (EPP Water) for regional surface water, groundwater and wetlands.

Complies

Comments

9

Jumrum Creek is a mapped waterway for the purposes of assessment against the Planning Scheme. The applicant states that a vegetation buffer is to be maintained along the banks of Jumrum Creek. Statutory covenants will be established to protect vegetation along the banks of Jumrum Creek. The development will also be conditioned to limit clearing to building envelopes of each allotment. Other vegetation clearing resulting from the proposed development is indicated on Drawing No 1180 SK14-33 Amdt A. A Stormwater Management Plan, Stormwater Quality Management Plan (incorporating an Erosion & Sediment Control Plan) prepared and certified by a suitably qualified design engineer (RPEQ) will be required as a condition of the development approval. Bioretention basins are to be established throughout the development.

7.1.4

Urban development, other than for required community infrastructure, is set back from waterways through the adoption of appropriate buffer zones, to maintain water quality and ecological functions and services of waterways.

9

The applicant states that a vegetation buffer is to be maintained along the banks of Jumrum Creek. Statutory covenants will be established to protect vegetation along the banks of Jumrum Creek.

DRO 8.2 Transport Networks Land Use Policy

Complies

Comments

Streets are carefully planned to provide facilities that equitably address the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, public transport and vehicles.

9

A pedestrian pathway has been incorporated into the layout to provide a link between Road D and Road C.

8.2.3

The street network has high street connectivity, both within the development and to the surrounding area.

9

(b)

State Planning Policies

(i)

The following State Planning Policies have been appropriately reflected in the Planning Scheme.

8.2.2

A future road connection has been provided to adjoining Lot 73 on RP903071 in accordance with the condition of the preliminary approval. A future road connection has been provided to adjoining Lot 73 on RP903071 in accordance with the condition of the preliminary approval.

x

State Planning Policy 1/92 – Development and Conservation of Agricultural Land

x

State Planning Policy 1/03 – Mitigating the Adverse Impacts of Flood, Bushfire and Landslide (Bushfire only)

x

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The following State Planning Polices are not reflected in the planning scheme and are applicable in the assessment of this application: State Planning Policies SPP

SPP 1/03

Complies

Mitigating the Adverse Impacts of Flood, Bushfire and Landslide (Flood and Landslide only)

9

Comments The subject site is impacted slope and flood. Each proposed allotment includes a building envelope outside the Q100 inundation area. The building envelopes have been sited on the areas of lowest slope, however a site specific geotechnical assessment will be conditioned for each envelope containing a slope of 15% or greater.

SPP 2/02

SPP 2/07 SPP 4/10

Planning and Managing Development Involving Acid Sulphate Soils Protection of Extractive Resources and Guideline Healthy Waters

The subject site is not affected by potential acid sulphate soils being well above 5m AHD.

9

The subject site is not located within the vicinity of a Key Resource Area or associated haulage route. The SPP aims to ensure that urban development avoids or minimises impacts on stormwater quality and flow in accordance with a set of stated design objectives. The submission of a Stormwater Management Plan and Sediment and Erosion Control Plan is required as a condition of approval given the proximity of the development to Jumrum Creek. This SPP is not applicable as there are no management areas to which the SPP applies within the TRC LGA. The subject site is not identified as a Great Barrier Reef wetland protection area.

9

SPP 5/10

Air, Noise Materials

Hazardous

N/A

SPP 4/11

Protecting Wetlands of High Ecological Significance in Great Barrier Reef Catchments Protection of Qld’s Strategic Cropping Land Planning for Prosperity

N/A

SPP1/12 Temp SPP2/12

(c)

and

9

N/A 9

The subject land is not identified as SCL or potential SCL for the purposes of the SPP. The SPP aims to facilitate economic growth in Qld by promoting agriculture, tourism, the State’s mineral & extractive resource industries and construction activities. The purpose of this policy is to achieve a balance between the competing or conflicting outcomes of the development by giving weight to: a) agricultural uses in areas zoned for agricultural uses; b) urban uses in areas zoned for urban uses; c) tourist development which can be shown to be complementary to an area’s environmental, scenic and cultural values; and d) mineral & extractive resources development which can be shown to be complementary to an area’s primary intended land use.

Mareeba Shire Planning Scheme 2004 (amendment no. 1 of 2007)

Relevant Development Codes The following Development Codes are considered to be applicable to the assessment of the application: Part 4, Division 8 Part 5, Division 2

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Significant Vegetation Overlay Code Natural Disaster - Bushfire Overlay Code Reconfiguring a Lot Code

The application included a planning report and assessment against the planning scheme. An officer assessment has found that the application satisfies the relevant acceptable solutions (or probable solutions/performance criteria where no acceptable solution applies) of the relevant codes set out below, provided reasonable and relevant conditions are attached to any approval. Relevant Codes Rural Residential Code

Zone

Comments Conditions will be required in relation to: ƒ Building envelopes for each lot ƒ Restriction on clearing outside building envelopes ƒ Geotechnical assessment for any building envelope containing slope of 15% or greater ƒ Minimum 10m wide vegetation buffer along both sides of Jumrum Creek (vegetation covenant) ƒ Stormwater Management Plan, Stormwater Quality Management Plan (incorporating Erosion and Sediment Control Plan) ƒ External road upgrading ƒ Internal roads and access ƒ Pathway construction ƒ Water supply works internal & external ƒ On site effluent disposal ƒ Underground electricity and communication infrastructure The application does not comply with the acceptable/probable solutions/performance criteria:

following

ƒ 4.45 PS2.2 & PS3.3 ƒ 4.46 PS2 Natural & Cultural Heritage Feature Overlay Code

Refer to discussion below. Conditions will be required in relation to: ƒ Minimum 10m wide vegetation buffer along both sides of Jumrum Creek (vegetation covenant) ƒ Restriction on clearing outside building envelopes ƒ Stormwater Management Plan, Stormwater Quality Management Plan (incorporating Erosion and Sediment Control Plan)

Significant Vegetation Overlay Code

Conditions will be required in relation to: ƒ Minimum 10m wide vegetation buffer along both sides of Jumrum Creek (vegetation covenant) ƒ Restriction on clearing outside building envelopes ƒ Stormwater Management Plan, Stormwater Quality Management Plan (incorporating Erosion and Sediment Control Plan)

Natural Disaster Bushfire Overlay Code

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ƒ Standard bushfire management conditions Reconfiguring a Lot Code

Conditions will be required in relation to: ƒ Building envelopes for each lot ƒ Restriction on clearing outside building envelopes ƒ Geotechnical assessment for any building envelope containing slope of 15% or greater ƒ Minimum 10m wide vegetation buffer along both sides of Jumrum Creek (vegetation covenant) ƒ Stormwater Management Plan, Stormwater Quality Management Plan (incorporating Erosion and Sediment Control Plan) ƒ External road upgrading ƒ Internal roads and access ƒ Pathway construction ƒ Water supply works internal & external ƒ On site effluent disposal ƒ Underground electricity and communication infrastructure

Noncompliance with the relevant acceptable solutions or probable solutions/ performance criteria of the following Codes are summarised as follows: PS2.2 Buildings or other structures are not located on land with a slope of 15% or greater. PS3.3 Vegetation is retained on land with a slope of 15% or greater; and Comment Building envelopes up to a maximum area of 2,000m2 have been identified for each allotment. Due to the topography of the subject land, it is unavoidable that future buildings will be constructed on land with slope of 15% or greater. The applicant has deliberately positioned the proposed building envelopes within each allotment to ensure they contain the area of least slope. The development will be conditioned to require site specific geotechnical assessments for each building envelopment containing a slope of 15% or greater. The assessment will be required to demonstrate the envelopes suitability for building prior to the endorsement by Council of the new plan of survey. The development will also be conditioned to limit clearing to building envelopes of each allotment. PS2

If allotments are provided with a connection to a reticulated town water supply and an equivalent level of infrastructure to allotments within the Residential zone (excluding town sewerage): (i) (ii)

the minimum lot size is 3,000m² and with an average area of 4,000m²; and the minimum frontage is 50 metres.

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The proposed allotments will be supplied with town water, underground electricity and communication services. All roads will be sealed with kerbing. Effluent disposal for each allotment is intended through on site treatment and dispersal. Proposed Lots 53 and 54 have areas of 2,987m2 and 2,966m2, however, both of these lots still contain regularly shaped building envelopes of 2,000m2. All other lots achieve the desired minimum 3,000m2 lot size and the overall development achieves the 4,000m2 average lot area. The frontages and lot shapes are typical for this style of development. Proposed Lots 53 and 54 are deemed to satisfy the probable solution for minimum area. (e)

Preliminary Approval REC/08/0064

The conditions of the lapsed preliminary approval REC/08/0064 required the developer to enter into an Infrastructure Agreement that addressed a number of infrastructure requirements. Specifically, the infrastructure agreement was intended to address the following: (4)

Prior to the issue of any Development Permit for reconfiguring a lot and operational works, the applicant must enter into an infrastructure agreement addressing: (i)

Water supply infrastructure requirements in accordance with a Water Reticulation Analysis Report detailing (staged) water demand analysis (including but not limited to peak hour demand) to be provided as part of the infrastructure agreement, Mareeba Shire Planning Scheme Policy No 2 and the FNQROC Development Manual. The planning for water supply infrastructure must take into account the potential development of other zoned land in the locality.

(ii)

Stormwater infrastructure in accordance with a stormwater management plan which demonstrates water sensitive urban design principles in roads, drainage channels, detention basins and the following: (a)

The stormwater management plan shall ensure that there will be no net increase in the discharge rate of stormwater from the site and that with the development layout proposed, the necessary stormwater management measures required to control quantity and quality of runoff can be accommodated to the satisfaction of Council's delegated officer. The stormwater drainage shall be incorporated and designed as a landscape feature within the site.

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Manual and FNQROC Development Manual and certified by a suitably qualified engineer. (iii)

The dedication and improvement of open space in accordance with the Mareeba Shire Planning Scheme 2004;

(iv)

Road infrastructure being the reconstruction and widening of Fallon Road between the Kennedy Highway and Mason Road in accordance with the FNQROC Development Manual and Augmentation of the Road Network contributions in accordance with Planning Scheme Policy No 6. Road infrastructure is to include: (i)

In Stage 2, the widening of Fallon Road between the Kennedy Highway and the proposed internal road to an overall width of ten (10) metres.

(ii)

In Stage 3, the widening of Fallon Road between the proposed internal road and Mason Road to an overall width of seven (7) metres.

(iii)

In Stage 2, the reconstruction of the 90 degree corner on Fallon Road (adjacent to Lot 3 on RP857692) with improved horizontal and vertical alignments.

(iv)

The value (as agreed by Council's delegated officer) of the external works required under Condition 4(iv) (i),(ii) and (iii), shall be credited towards any contribution required under Mareeba Shire Planning Scheme Policy No. 6: Augmentation of the Road Network Contribution.

A suitable infrastructure agreement has been drafted and is included as Attachment 4 of this report. The officer's recommendation of this report has been structured to firstly authorise execution of the infrastructure agreement and secondly, for Council authorise the Chief Executive Officer to issue a decision notice approval for a development permit for the reconfiguration of land. In consultation with the Director Infrastructure Services, Council officers have re-assessed the existing standard of the section of Fallon Road between the Kennedy Highway and the 90 degree corner. This section of Fallon Road is already constructed to a 7.5 metre width and is considered to be adequate for the likely traffic volume. The Director Infrastructure Services further advises that it would be difficult for Council to justify requesting the developer to widen the section of Fallon Road between the subject land and Mason Road as most traffic from the development will likely travel west to the Kennedy Highway. The standard road infrastructure contribution should be charged and these funds used by Council towards the future upgrade of the eastern section of Fallon Road. Based on the internal officer's discussion, the revised recommended external road requirements are: (i)

In Stage 1, the construction of frontage works on Fallon Road generally in accordance with Jim Papas Drafting Pty Ltd Drawing number 1180 C04 Amdt B.

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In Stage 2A, the construction of kerbing on the southern side of Fallon Road from the end of the kerb constructed under 4.5(i), up to about Chainage 25 on Fallon Road as shown on Jim Papas Drafting Pty Ltd Drawing number 1180 C04 Amdt B.

Planning Scheme Policies/Infrastructure Charges Plan

The following planning scheme policies are relevant to the application: No. 2 - Headworks Charges for Water Supply and Sewerage The policy calls for a contribution for water supply headworks. Eighty-three (83) additional allotments will be connected to the Kuranda reticulated water supply. Based on the 2013/2014 water supply headworks contribution rate, the following contribution is applicable: x 83 lots x $5,030 = $417,490.00 No. 4 - Development Manual All development works will be conditioned for construction in accordance with the FNQROC Development Manual standard. No. 5 - Open Space Contributions The policy calls for a contribution for open space in lieu of providing land for open space purposes. Eighty-two (82) additional allotments are proposed. Based on the 2013/2014 open space contribution rate, the following contribution is applicable: x 82 lots x $3,790 = $310,780.00 No. 6 - Augmentation of the Road Network Contribution The policy calls for a contribution towards the external road network. Eighty-two (82) additional allotments are proposed. Based on the 2013/2014 road contribution rate, the following contribution is applicable: x 82 lots x $3,790 = $310,780.00 In accordance with the conditions of the preliminary approval and the Infrastructure Agreement for this development, the agreed value of the external roadworks undertaken by the developer will be credited against this external road network contribution. (g)

Adopted Infrastructure Charges Notice

Water Supply In accordance with Planning Scheme Policy No. 2 - Headworks Charges for Water Supply and Sewerage, a water supply headworks infrastructure charge of $417,490.00 is applicable. Roadworks

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In accordance with Planning Scheme Policy No. 6 - Augmentation of the Road Network Contribution an infrastructure charge of $310,780.00 is applicable. Parks In accordance with Planning Scheme Policy No. 5 - Open Space Contributions an infrastructure charge of $310,780 is applicable. REFERRALS Concurrence The application triggered referral to Department of Transport and Main Roads and the Department of Natural Resources and Mines as a Concurrence Agencies. The Department of Transport and Main Roads advised in a letter dated 26 November 2012 that they require the conditions to be attached to any approval (Attachment 2). The Department of Natural Resources and Mines advised in a letter dated 18 October 2013 that they require the conditions to be attached to any approval (Attachment 3). Advice This application did not trigger referral to any Advice Agencies. Internal Consultation Director Infrastructure Services Development Engineer Water and Waste Water Engineer PLANNING DISCUSSION Rural residential use rights have been established over the subject land by Preliminary Approval for Material Change of Use (REC/06/0093) which remains current until 1 April 2015. A development permit for reconfiguring a lot (1 lot into 46 lots) also remains current over the subject land. A 2008 preliminary approval (REC/08/0064) for reconfiguring a lot (1 lot into 84 lots) was current at the time the present application was made to Council, but has since lapsed (1 April 2013). Notwithstanding the lapsing of preliminary approval REC/08/0064, Council has previously approved the present reconfiguration concept, but has not authorised this development to commence. The current application seeks a development permit to finalise the conditions under which the development will be permitted to occur. The granting of a development permit for reconfiguring a lot (1 lot into 83 lots) is consistent with the rural residential use rights established under Preliminary Approval REC/06/0093. A condition of the lapsed 2008 preliminary approval required an infrastructure agreement be entered into before the issue of a development permit for the reconfiguration. A suitable infrastructure agreement generally in accordance with the lapsed preliminary approval has been prepared and agreed by the developer.

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The officer's recommendation of this report has been structured to firstly authorise execution of the infrastructure agreement and secondly, for Council to authorise the Chief Executive Officer to issue a decision notice approval for a development permit for the reconfiguration of land.

Date Prepared:

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ATTACHMENT 1 APPROVED PLANS (DWS VS 3259063)

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BUILDING AND PLUMBING SERVICES ITEM-4

REQUEST FOR NEW BUILDING APPROVAL - MAREEBA HERITAGE CENTRE INCORPORATED

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

MEETING:

Ordinary

MEETING DATE:

16 April 2014

REPORT OFFICER’S TITLE: Senior Land and Facilities Officer DEPARTMENT:

Development and Community Services

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Mareeba Heritage Centre Incorporated has written to Council requesting "In Principle" approval to build a new building on their existing site being part of Lot 564 on SP103858 Centenary Park to house multicultural exhibits including a volunteer workshop and archival space. OFFICER'S RECOMMENDATION "That Council grant "In Principle" approval for the construction of a new building on the site providing the constructed building and site is subject to :a) Compliance with all planning and building requirements b) The site having an approved Land Management Plan c) A Trustee Lease to enable owners consent to be given by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines" BACKGROUND Centenary Park was built during 1976 by the Mareeba Shire Council in partnership with community organisations and opened for the Mareeba Centenary celebrations in 1977. The site is a State Reserve for Recreation, Heritage, Historical and Cultural purposes under the Trusteeship of Mareeba Shire Council. Today the park is a busy place, with the Mareeba Heritage Museum and Information Centre being situated next to Byrnes Street (Highway 81), making it a popular stop-off for travellers visiting the region. The land is also home to the Mareeba Art Society workshops and gallery and the Mareeba Historical Society. The Mareeba Heritage Museum and Information Centre (‘Centre’) is currently operated in partnership with Mareeba Shire Council and the Mareeba Heritage Centre Inc. (MHC) and both parties are keen to formalise this arrangement through a Trustee Lease. The Heritage Museum and Information Centre has continued to expand in recent times with an extensive range of exhibits from the pioneering days in the region. The centre attracts up to 40,000 visitors per year and additional exhibition space is required. Page 133


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The Mareeba Heritage Centre Incorporated committee advise that they intend to raise all funds required to construct the building and that no Council funds are required. Council's Planning Department have advised that a Material Change of Use is not required for this development, however, a boundary setback dispensation is required but this is a relatively simple application process. Council's Building Department advise that they have received copies of the plans for the proposed building and have not identified any problems with the design to warrant any concerns. Proposed Building Location:

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CONSULTATION Internal Brian Millard Senior Planner Kenton Byrne Senior Building and Plumbing Officer. External Ron Blundell President Mareeba Heritage Centre Incorporated LEGAL AND RISK IMPLICATIONS (STATUTORY BASIS, LEGAL AND RISKS) Nil POLICY IMPLICATIONS Nil FINANCIAL & RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS Capital Nil Operating Nil Is the expenditure noted above included in the 2013/2014 budget? Nil If not you must recommend how the budget can be amended to accommodate the expenditure Nil IMPLEMENTATION/COMMUNICATION Advise committee of Council decision, complete Land Management Plan (already drafted), negotiate lease with committee and forward draft to DNRM ATTACHMENTS Mareeba Heritage Centre - Letter of request DWS Doc no. 2936171 Date Prepared:

7/4/2014

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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND LOCAL LAWS ITEM-5

2014 TO 2015 COST RECOVERY FEES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, ANIMAL MANAGEMENT AND LOCAL LAWS

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

MEETING:

Ordinary

MEETING DATE:

16 April 2014

REPORT OFFICER’S TITLE: Coordinator Environmental Health and Local Laws DEPARTMENT:

Development and Community Services

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report presents the recommended 2014/2015 cost recovery fees for Environmental Health, Animal Management and Local Laws activities for Council's consideration and endorsement. The process costs as calculated for the cost recovery fees for 2014/2015 are outlined. The fees listed include current fees, calculated or process costs and the proposed fees. Renewal notices for food licences are to be issued 60 days before they expire while renewals for animal registrations and other activities are issued 30 days before expiry. OFFICER'S RECOMMENDATION "That Council; 1.

Adopt the proposed fees as listed for Animal Management, Environmental Health and Local Laws; and

2.

Endorse the ongoing arrangement in place whereby new applications received for licences, registrations and approvals on or after 1 April each year are given an extended currency period to the 30 June the following financial year. ”

BACKGROUND The basis for the cost recovery fees has been to calculate actual costs to provide the service. Section 97 of Local Government Act 2009 prescribes the circumstances where a Local Government may set a cost-recovery fee. This section also prescribes that a cost- recovery fee must not be more than the cost to the local government of taking the action for which the fee is charged. Section 52 of the Animal Management (Cats & Dogs) Act 2008 requires local governments to include a desexing incentive when setting fees for animal registration. In this case, Council charges a higher fee for entire animals and a significantly lower fee for desexed animals.

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The extended currency period results in a 15 month currency period for an approval that would ordinarily be for twelve months. This strategy satisfies most customers as it means that they are not issued with a renewal notice for an approval that was obtained in the last quarter. LINK TO CORPORATE PLAN Customer Relations Provide friendly, efficient, responsible and accessible services to all customers through development and maintenance of a workplace culture and systems that focus on excellent customer service delivery. Transparent Practices Ensure the administration of the region is governed through open and transparent decision making practices and coordinated management and reporting processes. CONSULTATION NIL LEGAL IMPLICATIONS (STATUTORY BASIS, LEGAL RISKS) Council must be able to demonstrate that the cost recovery fees are no more than the cost of providing the service. Council is able to set a fee that is lower than the calculated cost where it is deemed appropriate. POLICY IMPLICATIONS NIL FINANCIAL & RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS Capital NIL Operating NIL Is the expenditure noted above included in the 2014/2015? NIL If not you must recommend how the budget can be amended to accommodate the expenditure NIL IMPLEMENTATION/COMMUNICATION On adoption of the 2014/2015 fees, the schedule of cost recovery fees will need to be updated. The charge controls in the Council's corporate system (Property & Rating) will need to be updated prior to the running of the renewal notices. The website will also need to be updated to reflect the new fees.

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ATTACHMENTS 1. 2. 3.

Cost Recovery Fees Animal Management Cost Recovery Fees Environmental Health Cost Recovery Fees for Local Laws

Date Prepared:

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GRANTS AND CORPORATE AND COMMUNITY PLANNING ITEM-6

FINANCIAL AND IN KIND SUPPORT

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

MEETING:

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MEETING DATE:

16 April 2014

REPORT AUTHOR/ OFFICER’S TITLE:

Interim Director Development and Community Services

DEPARTMENT:

Development and Community Services

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report presents the community requests for financial and in-kind support for Council consideration. Eight applications, totalling $6,179, have been received and assessed in accordance with the Financial and In-Kind Support Program policy. x

x x

Five existing ongoing applications with a total value of $4,236 are recommended for approval by Council. Of these, four applications with a total value of $3,936 are presented for approval for this six month budget (1/1/14 – 30/6/14). The other application with a value of $300 is presented for approval for the 2014/2015 budget. Two new one-off applications with a total value of $1,901 are recommended for approval by Council. One one-off application with a value of $42 has been processed through staff delegation.

OFFICER'S RECOMMENDATION "That Council approve: 1.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

The ongoing application from the Dimbulah Lions Club for the Dimbulah Lions Festival totalling $3,402 (FIKS1321) as a major event/project which is a mixed request (remittance of fees and in-kind assistance). The ongoing application for in-kind assistance from Tourism Kuranda for the Kuranda Easter Celebration totalling $250 (FIKS1305). The ongoing application for remittance of fees from Kuranda Envirocare totalling $224 (FIKS67). The ongoing application for remittance of fees from the Cootharinga Society of North Queensland totalling $60 (FIKS564). The ongoing application for financial assistance from the Julatten and Mount Molloy Association of Residents and Ratepayers (JAMARR) totalling $300 (FIKS522). The one-off application for remittance of fees from Mareeba Childcare and Kindergarten totalling $1501 (FIKS1510). The one-off application for youth achievement assistance from Samantha Ladner totalling $400 (FIKS1518).”

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BACKGROUND Ongoing Requests Council approved most of the ongoing requests in a report to the ordinary Council meeting 19 March 2014, however, five other ongoing requests are presented in this report for Council's consideration for the following reasons. The request from the Dimbulah Lions Club for assistance with conducting the annual Dimbulah Lions Festival was dealt with as a one-off by the former TRC. At the Council workshop to consider ongoing FIKS requests, it was decided to consider this as an ongoing request as the event is held annually, Council has provided assistance over many years and the event is considered to be of significant importance to the community. As the amount is over the $2,000 cap, this request will be considered as a Major Event/Project. If approved, this amount would be included in the six month budget, 1/1/14-30/6/14. Three requests previously approved as ongoing by the former TRC were left off the list to transition to the new Mareeba Shire Council and are: ƒ Tourism Kuranda Easter Festival (included in six Month Budget 1/1/14-30/6/14) ƒ Kuranda Envirocare (request to TRC in 2013 in addition to a long standing ongoing approval covering mulch, included in six month budget for 1/1/14-30/6/14) ƒ Cootharinga Society of North Queensland (included in six month budget for 1/1/14-30/6/14) The request from the Julatten & Mt Molloy Assoc. of Ratepayers and Residents was considered at the FIKS workshop and further information was obtained and it is presented for ongoing approval in this report, as an approval for the 2014/15 budget. Further information is being sourced to clarify the ongoing request by the Mitchell River Watershed Management Group and will be included in the next report to Council.

ONGOING ASSISTANCE – included in six month budget, 1/1/14-30/6/14

$3,936

FIKS1321 DIMBULAH LIONS CLUB Major Event/Project Mixed Request Remittance of Fees & In-Kind Assistance

$3,402

Dimbulah Lions Club hosts the annual Dimbulah Lions Festival. This is the major event for Dimbulah each year and is an important fundraising opportunity for both the Dimbulah Lions Club and other community and sporting organisations. The application includes the following: Delivery and collection of 100 tables and 400 chairs Delivery, installation and collection of road closure signage Reimbursement of Road Closure advertisements Use of Dimbulah Memorial Hall and Park Precinct, including remittance of fees

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FIKS1305 TOURISM KURANDA In Kind Assistance

$250

The Kuranda Easter Festival is one of the two major events organised by Tourism Kuranda throughout the year and is an important event to promote the village. It brings the community together and also draws crowds from Cairns and the region. Organisers estimate that the event brings over 5,000 non-residents to Kuranda and the Mareeba Shire region. The commercial benefit to the local business owners is significant during a relatively quiet period of the year. History – $8660 Ongoing assistance made up of $6,000 financial assistance and $2,660 in kind assistance towards the Kuranda Day held annually during the month of October. FIKS67 KURANDA ENVIROCARE Remittance of Fees

$224

Kuranda Envirocare has applied to Council for remittance of fees for the emptying of a second rubbish bin at their nursery premises at 284 Myola Road. History –Ongoing remittance of fees being for mulch $420

FIKS564 COOTHARINGA SOCIETY OF NORTH QUEENSLAND Remittance of Fees - $56

$60

Cootharinga run a home for three disabled women in Kylie Street, Mareeba. This application requests the provision of four metres of mulch for the gardens at this location.

ONGOING ASSISTANCE – for 2014/2015 budget

$300

FIKS522 JAMARR JULATTEN & MT MOLLOY ASSOC. RATEPAYERS & RESIDENTS Financial Assistance Ongoing

$300

JAMARR (Julatten and Mount Molloy Association of Ratepayers and Residents) request financial assistance from Council towards their maintenance of English Park in Julatten and Babbler Hill in Mount Molloy. At English Park, the group undertake the spraying of weeds around the perimeter and around new trees approximately four times a year. They also fertilise the area as required. At Babbler Hill, JAMARR pay a contractor to mow the area, at a cost of approximately $120 each time, approximately four times a year. ONE-OFF ASSISTANCE

$1,901

FIKS1510 MAREEBA CHILDCARE AND KINDERGARTEN Remittance of fees One-off Applied for $2345 Recommend for approval $1501 Policy cap $2000

$1,501

Mareeba Childcare and Kindergarten have received $499 for the remittance of fees on a building application during the 2013/2014 financial year. Council's Financial and In Kind Policy Support policy states a cap of $2000 per financial year. It is recommended to approve $1501 of the remittance of fees towards the Material Change of Use Planning application.

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Mareeba Childcare and Kindergarten (MCKI) is a not-for-profit organisation which has been operating in Mareeba for over 30 years. The centre provides long day care, after school and vacation care from birth to school aged children. Services are delivered across three centres, Constance Street and Dunlop Street being for long day care and Hastie Street being for after school and vacation care. MCKI are licensed to accommodate 149 children in the long day care service and 50 children in the afterschool and vacation care service. MCKI have purchased the adjoining residential block of land to the existing afterschool and vacation care facilities in Hastie Street with the vision of enhancing and upgrading the existing afterschool and vacation care facility. The material change of use fee is $2345. Mareeba Childcare and Kindergarten are requesting assistance from Council with this fee. History – Remittance of fees on building application, $499

FIKS1518 SAMANTHA LADNER Youth Achievement One-off

$400

Under the FIKS Policy $100 may be approved for individuals competing at State level and $200 for individuals competing at National level, with staff delegations for this category being limited to $300 per applicant, per financial year. Applications above this limit must be approved by Council. It is recommended that Samantha’s application be approved to the value of $400 due to her commitment, dedication and the positive role model she provides for youth in the region. Samantha has been selected to participate in the following sporting teams: x U15 QLD Baseball Team, Youth Women's National Championships in Wollongong NSW, 17 to 23 April 2014 x U19 Peninsula Softball Team, QLD State School Championships in Downey Park Brisbane, 20 to 23 March 2014 x U15 Cairns Softball Team, QLD State Championships in Toowoomba, 5 to 8 April 2014 Samantha is a 12 year old student who has been playing baseball and softball for two years. Both the sports are similar in skill and game play and allow Samantha to maintain her fitness and skill level year round. Samantha's dream has been to represent Queensland and eventually to represent Australia. She has displayed outstanding commitment and dedication to her sports and attends up to six hours of training each week and three match games on weekends. Samantha has participated in the FNQ Regional Softball Academy where she has been tested for skill and fitness. These results are correlated at a Queensland level and her 'Overall Future Potential Ranking' is ‘Under 3’ which classes her 'Potential for Elite in the Future'. Samantha's commitment has seen her compete at numerous games over the past two years x U15 Qld Girls Baseball Team - National Friendship Games - Sydney - 2013 x U14 FNQ Baseball - Qld Championships - Brisbane - 2013 x U15 FNQ Softball - Qld Championships - Brisbane - 2013 x U12 School Sport - Peninsula Softball - Noosa - 2013 x U12 School Sport - Peninsula Softball - Ipswich - 2012 Samantha strives to be a positive role model to other students and youth in the community. History – Nil

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STAFF APPROVED

$42

FIKS1519 REGEN AG Remittance of Fees One-off

$42

RegenAg has requested the remittance of fees for the hall hire at Dimbulah Community Centre on Friday, 21 March 2014 for the airing of their film, 'RegenAGŽ MasHumus Farm Tour of Latin America 2013'. The film night was an open community event to show a series of short films from the September 2013 farm tour that took 17 Australian farmers, nine from the immediate Mareeba region, to Mexico, Costa Rica and Ecuador. The visit highlighted the farmers, their farms and their stories surrounding the use of biological methods of farming. It is anticipated to generate a high level of interest from local farmers who can directly benefit from the knowledge outlined in the films. The film documents the increased awareness in the importance of soil health and the need for economically and strong environmentally sound agriculture. History – Nil

SUMMARY OF APPLICATIONS 1.

Total Ongoing Approvals 2014 / 2015

Funds Approved to Date $ Recommended Approvals this Report $ Total $

67,180 4,236 71,416

2. FIKS Six Month Budget Summary 1/1/14 to 30/6/14 2013/2014 Financial & In-Kind Support Budget

$

87,500

Funds Committed as Ongoing Applications

$

7,490

Funds Committed as Rate Reimbursement

$

11,119

Funds Approved to date 2013/2014 One-off (including staff approvals)

$

5,432

Balance Available for Distribution 2013/2014

$

63,459

Recommended Ongoing Approvals this Report

$

3,402

Recommended One-off Council Approvals this Report

$

1,901

Funds Available for Allocation if Recommendations are Approved

$

58,156

LINK TO CORPORATE PLAN A Vibrant and Healthy Community: A community that proudly supports a sense of place and identity within the region and contributes towards an enjoyable, active, healthy and safe living environment. A community that supports equity and inclusiveness enabling all people to participate in regional events, cultural activities and celebrations.

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CONSULTATION NIL LEGAL IMPLICATIONS (STATUTORY BASIS, LEGAL RISKS) NIL POLICY IMPLICATIONS NIL FINANCIAL & RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS NIL IMPLEMENTATION/COMMUNICATION NIL ATTACHMENTS 1.

Not Applicable

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CORPORATE SERVICES FINANCE ITEM-9

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE PERIOD ENDING 31 MARCH 2014

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

MEETING:

Ordinary

MEETING DATE:

16 April 2014

REPORT AUTHOR/ OFFICER’S TITLE:

Acting Manager Finance

DEPARTMENT:

Corporate Services

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The purpose of this report is to provide Council with an overview of financial matters for the period 1 January 2014 to 31 March 2014. OFFICER'S RECOMMENDATION "That Council note the financial report for the period ending 31 March 2014." BACKGROUND Financial Summary Each month, year to date financial statements are prepared in order to monitor actual performance against budgets. For the period ending 31 March 2014, Council shows an operational surplus of $5,490,268 compared to a budgeted YTD surplus of $6,929,967. At this stage, there are no major issues or areas of concern to bring to Councils' attention One-off de-amalgamation costs are not yet finalised but for the purpose of this report are excluded. These costs are funded from the Queensland Treasury Corporation Working Capital Facility which currently has a repayment term of twelve months (31 December 2014). Council has recently been advised by the Director-General of the Department of Local Government that it is proposed to amend the Local Government (De-amalgamation Implementation) Regulation 2013 to extend the repayment term to 30 June 2015. It should be noted that Council's cash position is currently $13,669,888 and this represents an initial transfer of $14,000,000 from TRC. A final cash transfer (including interest) will take place on finalisation of the 31 December 2013 financial statements and will be based on the methodology provided in the Crowe Horwath report.

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Capital Expenditure Total capital expenditure of $2,248,406 (including commitments) has been spent against the $10,796,350 budgeted for the six month period. The graph below illustrates actual YTD expenditure and committed costs against the annual budget.

Income Analysis Total income (including capital income of $233,251) for the period ending 31 March 2014 is $14,383,018 compared to a YTD budget of $19,997,469. The graph below shows actual income against budget for the period ending 31 March 2014.

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Variances to note are: 1. Rates were levied on 17 February for the six months January to June 2014 with discount period closing on 20 March 2014. The variance relates to the difference between budgeted and actual rates levied. 2. The variance for Operating Grants, Subsidies & Contributions relates to the Financial Assistance Grant. The difference is not the final position as this is one area yet to be resolved in terms of agreed methodology for allocation between TRC and MSC. This will be finalised as part of the final 31 December balance sheet split. 3. Council's management reports do not provide interest revenue until such time as it has been earnt. Investments are generally renewed on a six monthly cycle in line with cashflows relating to rates levies. A $5M term deposit was invested in April for 6 months. 4. Existing RMPC contracts are to remain with TRC until 30 June 2014. Once Main Roads approve the monthly claims submitted by TRC, MSC will receive their share of profit and reimbursement of expenditure. An income budget of $7.7M for the 6 months was adopted for MRD Flood damage projects. Council is awaiting approval from Main Roads as to whether this project will commence this financial year. In terms of year to date, this results in a variance of $3.8M. (This is also reflected in the expenditure below) 5. Capital Grants & Subsidies for Roads such as Roads to Recovery and TIDS have been budgeted proportionately each month. To date, no claims have been submitted. Council has two current TIDS projects and is working towards having both these projects completed and claimed by the end of June 2014. Page 153


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The $233k received to date relates to developer contributions ($204k) and the quarterly State Library book grant ($29k).

Expenditure Analysis Total expenses for the period ending 31 March 2014 are $8,659,499, which is lower than the YTD budget of $12,971,033. The graph below shows March 2014 actual expenditure compared to budget.

Variances to note are: 1. These year to date savings are due to vacant positions in the organisational chart and outstanding remuneration adjustments. 2. Aligned with the actual income being lower than budget, expenditure relating to MRD Flood damage is lower being that works have not commenced ($3.8M).

Loan Borrowings Council's loan balances as at 31 March 2014 are as follows:

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Rates and Sundry Debtors Analysis Rates and Charges The total rates and charges payable as at 31 March is $2,911,386.22. The discount period ended on 20 March. Second reminder notices were generated on 7 April 2014. Sundry Debtors The total outstanding for Sundry Debtors as at 31 March is $993,153.59 which is made up of the following:

$48,162.35 or 9% of outstanding debtors 30 days or greater relate to government departments.

Procurement Council's Procurement Policy sets out provisions regarding the acquisition of goods and services and provides the criteria which must be followed by all Council employees for purchasing. The procurement thresholds outline specific requirements for quotations and tenders and outlines exceptions for particular situations which entitle the purchase to be made without first inviting quotations or tenders, including - where there is only one supplier reasonably available; a genuine emergency exists; the goods are purchased at auction or are second-hand; or the contract is made under a Local Buy arrangement. In the situation that a purchase is classified as an 'emergency', the Procurement Policy determines that retrospective Council approval is required. There were no transactions classified as 'Emergency' purchases during the month of March 2014. LINK TO CORPORATE PLAN Not applicable at this point in time. CONSULTATION Nil LEGAL IMPLICATIONS (STATUTORY BASIS, LEGAL RISKS) Section 204 of the Local Government Regulation 2012 requires the financial report to be presented to the local government‌if the local government holds its ordinary meetings more frequently (than once per month) - to a meeting in each month. POLICY IMPLICATIONS Information has been provided to achieve compliance with Council's Procurement Policy.

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FINANCIAL & RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS Capital NIL Operating NIL Is the expenditure noted above included in the 2013/2014 budget? NIL If not you must recommend how the budget can be amended to accommodate the expenditure NIL IMPLEMENTATION/COMMUNICATION NIL ATTACHMENTS 1. Financial Statements - March 2014 (DWS#2952771) Date Prepared:

07/04/14

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GOVERNANCE AND COMPLIANCE ITEM-10

LGAQ MEMBERSHIP

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

MEETING:

Ordinary

MEETING DATE:

16 April 2014

REPORT OFFICER’S TITLE:

Governance & Compliance Officer

DEPARTMENT:

Corporate Services

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This is a re-submission of the report that was presented to the Council meeting on 19 February 2014 but which was deferred until after the visit by the LGAQ Executive Director on 3 April 2014. The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) has extended a formal invitation to Council to take up its position as a member of the Association. As the peak body for local government in Queensland, the Association plays a very important role in advocating and making representations on matters of interest and concern to local government, particularly to other levels of government, provision of advice, information and support to councillors and staff of local government, and access to business solutions and services to assist with the operations of local government. While there is a membership cost involved, it is considered important that Council accepts the invitation extended by the LGAQ to ensure that Council maintains an awareness of, and participates in, the wider issues affecting local government in Queensland and enjoys the benefits of the various services provided by the LGAQ. OFFICER'S RECOMMENDATION "That Council accept the invitation extended by the Local Government Association of Queensland to take up membership of that organisation." BACKGROUND By letter dated 7 January 2014, the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) has extended an invitation to Council to take up membership of the Association. The LGAQ is the peak body representing local government in Queensland and exists wholly and solely for its members and works to respond to the emerging and evolving needs of all Councils throughout Queensland. Apart from its role in representing local government and advocating for its interests, particularly to the State and Federal governments, the LGAQ provides a number of services that are critical to the operations of local government. These include:

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x Local Buy - provides procurement services for local government and establishes panels of providers for various types of services so that Councils can purchase direct from those providers without having to go through the tendering/quotation process themselves x LGM Queensland (Queensland Local Government Mutual Liability Pool) - provides Public Liability Insurance cover for Queensland local governments as well as Professional Indemnity and Councillors and Officers Liability insurance cover x LGW (Queensland Local Government Workcare Scheme) - provides Workers Compensation Insurance cover for Queensland local governments x Delegations Service - keeping Councils up to date with changes to legislation that affect powers delegated to the CEO and delegations from the CEO to subordinate staff x Legal Opinions Service - opinions are obtained at the request of member Councils on legal issues affecting local government. The legal advice is provided by King & Co Solicitors x Information Technology business solutions - the LGAQ owned entities Resolute Information Technology and GovCloud can assist local governments with their information technology requirements x Training and Development - the LGAQ offers a wide range of training programs for both elected members and Council staff x Industrial Relations - provision of advice and assistance to member Councils in relation to industrial relations matters, Enterprise Bargaining, staff recruitment etc. x Legislation and Commentary - the Association provides, through King & Co, an up to date legal commentary on the Local Government Act and Regulation The Association conducts a number of forums, workshops, training programs etc around the State throughout the year, however, the main event is the Association's Annual Conference held usually around September/October of each year. At each Annual Conference, Councils are provided the opportunity to submit motions on issues of importance to all or individual local governments and these are debated by all attendees at the Conference. If a motion is successful, the LGAQ will then pursue that particular matter with the appropriate level of government or industry. The membership fee for the 6 month period 1 January to 30 June 2014 is $27,691.82 (excl GST) and it is assumed that membership for a full twelve month period will be around double that amount. Apart from all the other membership privileges, the annual membership fee also entitles attendance by two Council delegates at the Annual Conference. Further information about the Association and the services it offers can be obtained by visiting the LGAQ website. CONSULTATION Nil LEGAL IMPLICATIONS (STATUTORY BASIS, LEGAL RISKS) Nil POLICY IMPLICATIONS Nil

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FINANCIAL & RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS Capital Nil Operating Membership subscription for the 6 month period 1 January to 30 June 2014 is $27,691.82 (excl GST). Is the expenditure noted above included in the 2013/2014 budget? Yes - a total of $40,016 has been budgeted for subscriptions and memberships under Executive CEO and Councillor Governance. If not you must recommend how the budget can be amended to accommodate the expenditure Nil IMPLEMENTATION/COMMUNICATION The LGAQ will be formally advised in writing of Council's decision. ATTACHMENTS 1.

Letter from the LGAQ dated 7 January 2014.

Date Prepared:

10 February 2014

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OPERATIONAL PLAN - QUARTERLY ASSESSMENT

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

MEETING:

Ordinary

MEETING DATE:

16 April 2014

REPORT OFFICER’S TITLE: Governance & Compliance Officer DEPARTMENT:

Corporate Services

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In accordance with section 174(3) of the Local Government Regulation 2012, the Chief Executive Officer must present a written assessment of the local government's progress towards implementing the annual operational plan at meetings of the local government held at regular intervals of not more than 3 months. The attached report provides advice on progress in implementing the adopted 6 month Operational Plan for the January to March 2014 quarter. OFFICER'S RECOMMENDATION "That Council receive and note the progress report on implementation of the Operational Plan for the January to March 2014 quarter." BACKGROUND The Local Government Regulation 2012 provides that a local government must prepare and adopt an annual operational plan for each year. The Operational Plan is a statement of specific works to be undertaken and services to be provided in order to progress the goals and objectives set out in a Council's Corporate Plan over a period of one year. The Chief Executive Officer must present a written assessment of the local government's progress towards implementing the annual operational plan at meetings of the local government held at regular intervals of not more than 3 months. An Operational Plan for the six month period January to June 2014 was adopted by Council at its budget meeting held on 30 January 2014. The attached document provides a progress report on what action has been taken during the January to March 2014 quarter with respect to the items and projects listed in the Operational Plan. LINK TO CORPORATE PLAN Not relevant at this point in time

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CONSULTATION Internal Director Corporate Services Director Infrastructure Services A/Director Development & Community Services Manager Organisational Development External Nil LEGAL AND RISK IMPLICATIONS (STATUTORY BASIS, LEGAL AND RISKS) It is a statutory requirement for an assessment of progress in implementing the Operational Plan to be presented to Council at least on a quarterly basis. POLICY IMPLICATIONS Nil FINANCIAL & RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS Nil IMPLEMENTATION/COMMUNICATION N/A ATTACHMENTS 1.

Operational Plan 2013/14 - Quarterly Assessment - 31 March 2014.

Date Prepared:

3 April 2014

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INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES TECHNICAL SERVICES ITEM-12

APPLICATION FOR PERMANENT ROAD CLOSURE BEING PART OF THE MALONE RD ROAD RESERVE ABUTTING LOT 12 ON SP257039 AND LOT 99 ON SP244383

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

MEETING:

Ordinary

MEETING DATE:

16 April 2014

REPORT OFFICER’S TITLE: Civil Engineer DEPARTMENT:

Infrastructure Services, Technical Services Group

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This application proposes to permanently close the unused Malone Rd road reserve abutting Lot 12 on SP257039 and Lot 99 on SP244383 that was previously approved by Council for temporary closure. The application covers an area of 4.98 hectares. The location is Malone Road, Mareeba for the entire length abutting Lot 12 and Lot 99. Lots 12 and 99 share the same owner. The purpose is to use the road for agriculture. OFFICER'S RECOMMENDATION "That Council advise the Department of Natural Resources and Mines that it objects to the permanent road closure of an area of about 4.98 hectares being part of Malone Road abutting Lot 12 on SP257039 and Lot 99 on SP244383, Parish of Tinaroo as shown on the Department of Natural Resources and Mines Preliminary Plan CNS14/002 dated 22 January 2014, but supports the continued temporary closure of the road." BACKGROUND Lot 12 on SP257039 a 16.78 hectare rural allotment (parish of Tinaroo, locality of Mareeba) and Lot 99 on SP244383 a 14.41 hectare rural allotment have the same owner who plans to consolidate the lots and use the land for a banana plantation. The Malone Rd road reserve separates the two (2) lots and provides future access to Lot 101. Currently Lot 101 is vacant. If this application is approved by Council the permanent closure of the road reserve would limit the future access options for Lot 101 on SP244383 should development occur. There is, however an alternative road reserve access via Emerald Falls Road but this is a substantially a longer route. The preferred option is to continue to approve the temporary closure of the road.

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CONSULTATION Internal Manager Technical Services External DNRM Land Administration Officer LEGAL AND RISK IMPLICATIONS (STATUTORY BASIS, LEGAL AND RISKS) Nil. POLICY IMPLICATIONS Nil. FINANCIAL & RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS Capital Nil. Operating Nil. Is the expenditure noted above included in the 2013/2014 budget? N/A. If not you must recommend how the budget can be amended to accommodate the expenditure N/A. IMPLEMENTATION/COMMUNICATION Following publication of Council minutes prepare and send communication to the Department of Environment and Resource Management advising of Council’s decision. ATTACHMENTS 1. Letter from Department of Natural Resources and Mines dated 24 February 2014 (ECM # 2949387); 2. Locality Map; 3. Email from the Senior Planner. Date Prepared:

2 April 2014

Attachment 1: Letter from DNRM dated 24 February 2014

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Attachment 2: Locality Map

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Attachment 3: Email from MSC Senior Planner Darren, This request needs to be put to Council for decision. From a planning perspective, the road reserve is obviously used as farm paddock at present and there is no objection to a continued temporary closure over this area so it may continue to be used for such. A permanent closure of the road reserve would limit the future access options for Lot 101 on SP244383, however there is an alternative road reserve access via Emerald Falls Road. If this road reserve is to be permanently closed, it should be amalgamated into Lot 99 on SP244383 to ensure Lot 99 continues to have legal road frontage. Regards Brian Millard Senior Planner Planning Section, Regional Planning Group

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WORKS ITEM-13

INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES, CONSTRUCTION MAINTENANCE - PROGRESS REPORT - MARCH 2014

&

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

MEETING:

Ordinary Meeting

MEETING DATE:

16 April 2014

REPORT AUTHOR/ OFFICER’S TITLE:

Manager Works

DEPARTMENT:

Infrastructure Services, Works Group

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report sets out works undertaken by the Construction and Maintenance Section of Infrastructure Services during the month of March 2014. OFFICER'S RECOMMENDATION "That Council receive and note the Infrastructure Services, Construction and Maintenance Progress Report for March 2014." BACKGROUND Works in March were a mixture of maintenance and capital works. A dryer than expected month has meant good progress has been made on capital projects.

Works Completed Maintenance Works Maintenance activities accruing more than $1,000 in expenditure were carried out in March at the following locations:

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Location Armstrong Road, Mona Mona Bakers Road, Mount Molloy Barron Falls Road, Kuranda

Bilwon Road, Biboohra Black Mountain Road, Kuranda - Bitumen Section Chettle Road, Arriga Chewko Road, Mareeba Ellery Road, Mareeba Euluma Creek Road, Julatten Fantin Road, Koah Fraser Road, Mount Molloy Gilmore Road, Mareeba Healy Road, Chewko Hodzic Road, Biboohra Kenneally Road, Mareeba Leadingham Creek Road, Dimbulah Malone Road, Mareeba McGrath Road, Mareeba McLeans Bridge Road, Julatten

Mutchilba Road, Dimbulah Myola Road, Kuranda Narcotic Creek Road, Chewko Oak Forest Road, Kuranda Ootann Road, Almaden Paglietta Road, Chewko Pin Road, Dimbulah Ray Road, Mareeba Seary Road, Mareeba Shanty Creek Road, Mareeba Sides Road, Julatten Springmount Road, Arriga Springs Road, Paddys Green Tinaroo Creek Road, Mareeba Vicary Road, Mareeba

Wetherby Road, Mount Molloy West Mary Road, Mount Carbine Williamson Drive, Kuranda Wolfram Road, Dimbulah Oaky Valley Avenue, Dimbulah

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Activity Performed Grading Unsealed Road, Slashing, CR's Grading Unsealed Road, Slashing, CR's, Culvert Repairs, Road Furniture Repair/Replace, Road Inspections Bitumen Patching, Culvert Repairs, Slashing, Tree Clearing, Road Inspections, CR's Mowing, Bitumen Patching, Grading Insealed Roads, Slashing, Road Furniture Repair/Replace, Road Inspections, CR's, Bitumen Patching, Slashing, CR's, Bitumen Patching, Culvert Repairs, Slashing, Road Furniture Repair/Replace, Line Marking Grading Unsealed Roads, Clean Inlet/Outlet Culverts, Road Inspections Slashing, CR's General Repairs and Maintenance, Bitumen Patching, Culvert Repairs, Slashing, Road Inspections Grading Unsealed Roads, Road Inspections, CR's Grading Unsealed Roads, Slashing, Road Furniture Repair/Replace, Road Inspections Slashing, Road Inspections Slashing Grading Unsealed Roads, Road Inspections Slashing Bitumen Patching, Slashing, Road Furniture Repair/Replace Slashing, Road Furniture Repair/Replace Slashing, Road Inspections Clean Inlet/Outlet Culvert, Slashing, Road Furniture Repair/Replace, Road Inspections Environmental Monitoring, Bitumen Patching, Grading Unsealed Roads, Culvert Repairs, Slashing, Road Furniture Repair/Replace, Bitumen Patching, Grading Unsealed Roads, Slashing, Road Furniture Repair/Replace, Road Inspections Slashing Bitumen Patching, Slashing, Road Furniture Repair/Replace, Road Inspections Grading Unsealed Roads, Road Inspections Bitumen Patching, Slashing Bitumen Patching, Slashing Bitumen Patching, Grading Unsealed Roads, Slashing, Road Inspections Culvert Repairs, Slashing Slashing Slashing, Road Furniture Repair/Replace Bitumen Patching, Grading Unsealed Roads, Slashing Bitumen Patching, Grading Unsealed Roads, Culvert Repairs, Clean Inlet/Outlet Culvert, Slashing Bitumen Patching, Slashing Bitumen Patching, Slashing Grading Unsealed Roads, Clean Inlet/Outlet Culvert, Slashing, Road Furniture Repair/Replace, Road Inspections Slashing, Road Inspections Bitumen Patching, Slashing, Road Inspections Bitumen Patching, Grading Unsealed Roads, Slashing, Road Furniture Repair/Replace Slashing

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The table below shows the current budget position of road maintenance for Mareeba Shire Council.

Location Mareeba Shire Council

YTD Actual $669,919

YTD Budget $685,650

Annual Budget $1,371,300

Capital Works Byrnes Street Footpath Stage 2 of the Byrnes Street Footpath Upgrade, Mareeba commenced in late February and is progressing well. Works are programmed to be completed in May. The new footpath will extend to the existing pavers at the front of McDonalds Restaurant.

Bilwon Road Widening The Bilwon Road Widening commenced on 3 March 2014 and is currently under budget and under time. It is programmed to be sealed on Thursday, 10 April.

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2013/14 Reseal Program The 2013/14 Reseal Program was completed by early March. The program delivered approximately 20,000 m2 of asphalt and 119,000 m2 of bitumen reseal for a combined total of $920,000.

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DTMR Routine Maintenance Performance Contract (RMPC) Routine maintenance activities were undertaken during March at the following locations;

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Road Name Kennedy Highway (Cairns – Mareeba) Kennedy Highway (Cairns – Mareeba) Kennedy Highway (Cairns – Mareeba) Kennedy Highway (Cairns – Mareeba) Mulligan Highway (Mareeba – Mt Molloy) Mulligan Highway (Mareeba – Mt Molloy) Mulligan Highway (Mareeba – Mt Molloy) Mulligan Highway (Mareeba – Mt Molloy) Mulligan Highway (Mt Molloy – Lakeland) Mulligan Highway (Mt Molloy – Lakeland) Mulligan Highway (Mt Molloy – Lakeland) Mulligan Highway (Mt Molloy – Lakeland) Mulligan Highway (Mt Molloy – Lakeland) Mulligan Highway (Mt Molloy – Lakeland) Mulligan Highway (Mt Molloy – Lakeland) Mulligan Highway (Mt Molloy – Lakeland) Mulligan Highway (Mt Molloy – Lakeland) Mulligan Highway (Mt Molloy – Lakeland) Mulligan Highway (Mt Molloy – Lakeland) Mossman – Mt Molloy Road Mossman – Mt Molloy Road Mossman – Mt Molloy Road Mossman – Mt Molloy Road Mossman – Mt Molloy Road Mossman – Mt Molloy Road Mossman – Mt Molloy Road Mareeba Connection Mareeba – Dimbulah Road Mareeba – Dimbulah Road Burke Developmental Road Burke Developmental Road Burke Developmental Road Burke Developmental Road Burke Developmental Road

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Activity Performed Other Culvert, Pipe and Pit Work Rest Area Servicing Repair/Replace Guide Markers Repair Signs (excluding Guide Signs) Repair Guide Sign Other Bituminous Surface Work Other Bituminous Surface Work Tractor Slashing, Rural Other Bituminous Surface Work Other Culvert, Pipe and Pit Work Other Roadside Work Edge Repair (Manual) - min 1 tonne Other Sign Works Rest Area Servicing Roadside Litter Collection - Rural Other Roadside Work Clean Earth and Concrete Surface Drains Other Vegetation Control Works Other Formation Work Edge Repair (Manual) - min 1 tonne Other Culvert, Pipe and Pit Work Roadside Litter Collection - Rural Other Bituminous Surface Work Other Roadside Work Repair Signs (excluding Guide Signs) Clean Signs Other Culvert, Pipe and Pit Work Repair Signs (excluding Guide Signs) Repair/Replace Guide Markers Other Sign Works Other Sign Works Medium Formation Grading (Western) Herbicide Spraying Repair Guide Sign

The total claim to DTMR (Department of Transport and Main Roads) for the works listed above for the month of March was $153,220. DTMR Emergent Works A westward moving surface trough, combined with an active monsoon, resulted in heavy rainfall and flooding occurring between 7 – 9 February 2014 in North East Queensland. The Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services, the Hon Jack Dempsey MP, activated the Commonwealth/State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) over the Mareeba Shire Council area on 18 February 2014. DTMR has requested that Mareeba Shire Council undertake emergent restoration of the Burke Developmental Road (BDR) on their behalf. The works will commence in April. DTMR have applied to the Queensland Reconstruction Authority for an extension of time for the emergent period. No advice with regards the extension was available at the time of reporting.

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CONSULTATION Nil LEGAL AND RISK IMPLICATIONS (STATUTORY BASIS, LEGAL AND RISKS) Nil POLICY IMPLICATIONS Nil FINANCIAL & RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS Nil. IMPLEMENTATION/COMMUNICATION Advice is provided to residents and businesses affected by any activities. ATTACHMENTS Nil Date Prepared:

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WATER & WASTE ITEM-14

INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES, WASTE OPERATIONS PROGRESS REPORT - MARCH 2014

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

MEETING:

Ordinary

MEETING DATE:

16 April 2014

REPORT AUTHOR/ OFFICER’S TITLE:

Coordinator Waste Services

DEPARTMENT:

Infrastructure Services, Water and Waste Group

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This purpose of this report is to summarise Council’s Waste activities undertaken by the Infrastructure Services Department during the month of March 2014. OFFICER'S RECOMMENDATION "That Council receive and note the March 2014 Monthly Waste Operations Report." BACKGROUND The following is a summary of the waste activities undertaken during the month of March 2014. 1.

Waste Operations All transfer stations and Mareeba landfill are currently operational. An audit is to be undertaken shortly by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Cairns Mulch has processed the green waste stock pile at both Kuranda and Mareeba Waste transfer Stations. Steel stockpiled at Mareeba and Kuranda has been compacted and is awaiting transport by One Steel. The compound fence at Dimbulah waste transfer station has been repaired. Safety audit of Mareeba waste transfer station and landfill has been completed and report pending.

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2.

Customer Service Waste Statistics The following graph displays customer requests logged in the Customer Request Management (CRM) system during the month of March 2014.

3.

Waste Collected at Each of the Transfer Stations This is a combination of waste material collected at each of the waste transfer stations which is either deposited directly to the Mareeba landfill, recycled or transported to the SITA facility in Cairns for processing. The first pie chart below is waste received as whole units, while the second pie chart below is waste received as accrued tonnage.

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4.

Waste Volume to Mareeba Landfill The transfer station waste shown in the pie chart below is the waste collected at each of the waste transfer stations (Mareeba included), and deposited directly to the Mareeba landfill. The commercial waste shown below is derived from the SITA Bedminster plant in Cairns and deposited into the Mareeba landfill.

5.

Revenue The income shown below in the pie graph is made up of: x Commercial disposal (predominantly SITA) x Interest earned x Interest on Constrained Works x Recycling (steel, batteries) x Rates – not shown (will be received next month) The expenditure shown below in the pie graph is made of: x Waste administration x Landfill management x Transfer station management

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MAREEBASHIREWASTE (Revenue) $726,942 Income Expenditure

Please note that at time of submission invoices were not received from JJ Richards.

Ͳ$1,862,773

6.

Financial Operational Budget Information per budget Section Overall Graphical – Revenue

Graphical – Expenditure

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CONSULTATION Nil LEGAL AND RISK IMPLICATIONS (STATUTORY BASIS, LEGAL AND RISKS) Nil POLICY IMPLICATIONS Nil FINANCIAL & RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS Nil IMPLEMENTATION/COMMUNICATION Nil ATTACHMENTS Nil Date Prepared:

7 April 2014

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INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES, WATER AND WASTEWATER GROUP - MONTHLY OPERATIONS REPORT - MARCH 2014

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

MEETING:

Ordinary

MEETING DATE:

16 April 2014

REPORT AUTHOR/ OFFICER’S TITLE:

Coordinator Water Operations

DEPARTMENT:

Infrastructure Services, Water and Waste Group

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This purpose of this report is to summarise Council’s Water and Wastewater activities undertaken by the Infrastructure Services Department during the month of March 2014. OFFICER'S RECOMMENDATION "That Council receive and note the March 2014 Monthly Water and Wastewater Report.” MONTHLY ACTIVITIES 1.

Capital Works Projects x Quotations have been called for the Arsenic Removal Plant at Chillagoe x Engineering design has commenced on the Mareeba Industrial Park water infrastructure upgrade x Work has commenced on Stage 1 of the Historian Project (Water Wastewater & Waste SCADA and Telemetry Recording and Reporting) x Stage 2 of the Chillagoe new bore water main is underway

2.

Environmental Monitoring - Treatment x Mareeba STP effluent continues to show improvement post desludging. Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Suspended Solids (SS) are compliant and appear stable. Faecal Coliforms were non-compliant in the first week and then in-compliance the second. x Kuranda STP remains compliant with licence conditions.

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Budget - Water Financial Operational Budget Information Per Budget Section Water Graphical - Revenue

Graphical – Expense

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Budget - Wastewater Financial Operational Budget Information per Budget Section Wastewater Graphical - Revenue

Graphical – Expenditure

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Chlorine Residual Readings

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Mareeba TRC Rankine St Wylandra Drive Mareeba Gregory Terrace Kuranda Mason Rd PS Kuranda Chillagoe Dimbulah

Mon 3rd Wed 5th Fri 7th Mon 10th Wed 12th Fri 14th Mon 17th Wed 19th Fri 21st Mon 24th Wed 26th Fri 28th Mon 31st Free Cl (mg/L) Free Cl (mg/L) Free Cl (mg/L) Free Cl (mg/L) Free Cl (mg/L) Free Cl (mg/L) Free Cl (mg/L) Free Cl (mg/L) Free Cl (mg/L) Free Cl (mg/L) Free Cl (mg/L) Free Cl (mg/L) Free Cl (mg/L) 1.07 1.16 1.12 1.16 0.80 1.32 1.26 1.17 1.22 1.36 1.12 0.84 1.04 0.55 0.53 0.52 0.53 0.50 0.47 0.46 0.50 0.61 0.59 0.59 0.58 0.26 0.40 0.54 0.92 0.81 1.13 1.18 1.21 1.00 0.63 0.40 0.71 0.72 1.00 0.96 1.44 1.14 1.10 1.20 1.20 1.18 1.17 1.00 1.19 1.21 1.23 1.22 0.31 0.32 0.34 0.38 0.37 0.36 0.36 0.39 0.38 0.29 0.32 0.34 0.26 0.79 0.96 0.92 0.90 1.07 0.81 1.27 1.33 0.89 0.67 0.69 0.80 1.04



March 2014

Chlorine Residual Readings 2013

Australian Drinking Water Guidelines Maximum 5mg/L

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Mareeba Water Supply Scheme – Operations Data

12000.00

500

10000.00

400

8000.00

300

6000.00 200

4000.00

Rainfall (mm)

Kilolitres per Day

Mareeba WTP - Average Daily Production

100

2000.00 0.00

Average Daily Production (kL per Day) Rainfall (mm)

0 Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14

2500

500

2000

400

1500

300

1000

200

500

100

0

Rainfall (mm)

Litres per Day per Connection

Mareeba WTP - Average Daily Consumption by Connection

Average Daily Consumption per Connection (L per Day) Rainfall (mm)

0 Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14

Kuranda Water Supply Scheme - Operations Data

1200.00

500

1000.00

400

800.00

300

600.00 200

400.00

100

200.00 0.00

0 Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14

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Rainfall (mm)

Kuranda WTP - Average Daily Production

Kilolitres per Day

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Average Daily Production (kL per Day)

Rainfall (mm)


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1200

500

1000

400

800

300

600 200

400

Rainfall (mm)

Litres per Day per Connection

Kuranda WTP - Average Daily Consumption by Connection

100

200 0

Average Daily Consumption per Connection (L per Day) Rainfall (mm)

0 Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14

8.

Mt Molloy Water Supply Scheme - Operations Data

100.00 90.00 80.00 70.00 60.00 50.00 40.00 30.00 20.00 10.00 0.00

500 400 300 200

Rainfall (mm)

Kilolitres per Day

Mt Molloy GS - Average Daily Production

100

Average Daily Production (kL per Day)

Rainfall (mm)

0 Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14

Mt Molloy GS - Average Daily Consumption by Connection 800

500 400

600 500

300

400 200

300 200

100

100 0

0 Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14

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Dimbulah Water Supply Scheme - Operations Data

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Rainfall (mm)

Litres per Day per Connection

700

Average Daily Consumption per Connection (L per Day) Rainfall (mm)


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500.00 450.00 400.00 350.00 300.00 250.00 200.00 150.00 100.00 50.00 0.00

500 400 300 200

Rainfall (mm)

Kilolitres per Day

Dimbulah WTP - Average Daily Production

100

Average Daily Production (kL per Day)

Rainfall (mm)

0 Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14

1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 600 400 200 0

500 400 300 200

Rainfall (mm)

Litres per Day per Connection

Dimbulah WTP - Average Daily Consumption by Connection

100

Average Daily Consumption per Connection (L per Day) Rainfall (mm)

0 Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14

Chillagoe Water Supply Scheme - Operations Data

250.00

500

200.00

400

150.00

300

100.00

200

50.00

100

0.00

0 Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14

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Rainfall (mm)

Chillagoe BF - Average Daily Production

Kilolitres per Day

10.

Average Daily Production (kL per Day)

Rainfall (mm)


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Chillagoe BF - Average Daily Consumption by Connection 500

1200

400

1000 800

300

600

200

400

Rainfall (mm)

Litres per Day per Connection

1400

100

200 0

Average Daily Consumption per Connection (L per Day) Rainfall (mm)

0 Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14

11.

Mareeba Wastewater Treatment Plant – Operations Data

500

5000.00 4500.00 4000.00 3500.00 3000.00 2500.00 2000.00 1500.00 1000.00 500.00 0.00

400 300 200

Rainfall (mm)

Kilolitres per Day

Mareeba STP - Average Daily Inflow

Average Daily Inflow (kL per Day)

100 Rainfall (mm)

0 Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14

Mareeba STP - Average Daily Inflow by Connection 500

1200

400

1000 800

300

600

200

400 100

200 0

0 Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14

12.

Kuranda Wastewater Treatment Plant - Operations Data

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Rainfall (mm)

Litres per Day per Connection

1400

Average Daily Inflow per Connection (L per Day) Rainfall (mm)


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Kuranda STP - Average Daily Inflow 400.00

500 400

300.00 250.00

300

200.00 200

150.00 100.00

Rainfall (mm)

Kilolitres per Day

350.00 Average Daily Inflow (kL per Day)

100

50.00 0.00

Rainfall (mm)

0 Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14

1200

500

1000

400

800

300

600 200

400

100

200 0

0 Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14

Date Prepared: 1 April 2014

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Litres per Day per Connection

Kuranda STP - Average Daily Inflow by Connection

Average Daily Inflow per Connection (L per Day) Rainfall (mm)


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Wednesday 16 April 2014

CHILLAGOE WATER SOFTENING INFRASTRUCTURE

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

MEETING:

Ordinary

MEETING DATE:

16 April 2014

REPORT OFFICER’S TITLE: Coordinator Water Operations DEPARTMENT:

Infrastructure Services, Water & Waste Group

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The purpose of this report is to provide details and technical information regarding implications of a Water Softening Plant at Chillagoe.

the

OFFICER'S RECOMMENDATION "That Council not proceed with any Water Softening Infrastructure as part of the Chillagoe Water Upgrade." BACKGROUND Council officers were requested by Council to investigate methods and costings for a Water Softening Plant for the Chillagoe Water Supply. Council officers together with a recognised consultant developed this report. Due to the scale of the Chillagoe system, a conventional water softener (with salt regeneration) is not considered suitable as regeneration needs to occur every 2 hours. Additionally, there is a significant amount of waste water generated, which then has to be managed. The capital cost of the salt water softener would be $60,000 to $70,000 plus site installation. For this scale (10 L/s) the recommended water softening technology is Ion Exchange, which would require regeneration less often and less water wastage, but would be more expensive; in the order of $90,000 to $100,000 plus site installation. The backwash water from a water softening plant is not suitable for release into the environment and as a result the backwash water would have to be treated to neutralise the pH and to partially remove the salinity content. Therefore, the water softening option would require a dedicated sewer connection due to the volumes of backwash waste. Given that Chillagoe does not have sewer reticulation or a wastewater treatment plant this makes it unfeasible. Individual property owners have the ability to install Household Water Softening Units themselves. CONSULTATION Internal Director Infrastructure Services Page 203


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External Yabbie Pond Pty Ltd LEGAL AND RISK IMPLICATIONS (STATUTORY BASIS, LEGAL AND RISKS) Nil POLICY IMPLICATIONS Nil FINANCIAL & RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS Capital Nil Operating Nil Is the expenditure noted above included in the 2013/2014 budget? N/A If not you must recommend how the budget can be amended to accommodate the expenditure N/A IMPLEMENTATION/COMMUNICATION Consultation with Director Infrastructure Services Supervisor Water Reticulation ATTACHMENTS Nil Date Prepared:

26 March 2014

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BUSINESS WITHOUT NOTICE NEXT MEETING OF COUNCIL The next meeting of Council will be held at 9:00 am on Wednesday 7 May 2014

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