Council meeting highlights – Monday 14 September 2020

Published on 14 September 2020

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See below for highlights of the final determinations made at Council’s Standing Committee Meeting held on Monday 14 September 2020.
The full agenda and reports are available at meeting agendas and minutes. The webcast of the meeting will be available in the next 48 hours.

General amendment to Lake Macquarie Development Control Plan 2014 – post-exhibition

Council adopted a general amendment to the Lake Macquarie Development Control Plan 2014. The amendments relate to building setbacks for development in the E4 Environmental Living zone and geotechnical requirements.

Proposal to not proceed with rezoning request – 77 Ruttleys Road, Wyee

Council has not proceeded with a draft amendment to Lake Macquarie Local Environmental Plan to rezone 77 Ruttleys Road, Wyee, from a tourist zone to a residential zone.

Mixed-use development – commercial premises and residential flat building

Council approved the demolition of existing structures and construction of a mixed-use development incorporating commercial premises, a 28-unit residential flat building and strata subdivision at 136-138 Brighton Avenue, Toronto.

Requests for donations and financial assistance

Council approved two applications for donations and financial assistance made under Council’s Funding Assistance Policy. The total financial assistance is $1960.50 and includes an additional residential green waste service for the maintenance of a public reserve and purchase of two lawn mowers for the Charlestown Caring Group for their lawn and yard assistance program.

2020 Local Government NSW annual conference

Council endorsed its voting delegates and motions for the 2020 Local Government NSW annual conference. Voting delegates include Mayor Cr Kay Fraser and Councillors Barney Langford, Brian Adamthwaite, Colin Grigg, Christine Buckley, Jason Pauling and Luke Cubis.

Attendees of the Special Local Roads and Transport Congress 2020

Council nominated Councillors Barney Langford and Colin Grigg to attend the Special Local Roads and Transport Congress from 16-18 November 2020.

Establishment of Cultural Collections Consultative Committee

Council has replaced the Art Gallery Advisory Committee with the Cultural Collections Consultative Committee by approving the Terms of Reference.

Lake Macquarie Mayor Cr Kay Fraser said “I would like to thank the outgoing Art Gallery Advisory Committee (ACAG) which has supported the gallery since 2000 and achieved a number of great outcomes. The new Cultural Collections Consultative Committee will take up a broader advisory role with the Museum of Art and Culture (MAC) and will be formed through an Expression of Interest (EOI) process in the coming months.”

Leasing of tennis facilities to professional tennis business operators

Council noted the renewing of existing leases at Belmont, Croudace Bay, Eleebana and Whitebridge, and expanding the leasing program to Hillsborough, Lakelands and Mount Hutton, to support delivering affordable and accessible tennis programs.

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