Council meeting highlights: Ordinary Council – Monday 22 November 2021
Published on 22 November 2021
Please see below for highlights of the final determinations made at tonight’s Ordinary Meeting of Lake Macquarie City Council.
The full agenda and reports are available at meeting agendas and minutes.
Review of Debt Recovery Policy
Council adopted a revised version of the Debt Recovery Policy.
Jewells - 14 Silverdale Parade - Alterations and additions to dwelling house
Council approved DA/1729/2021 for dwelling alterations and additions at 14 Silverdale Parade, Jewells.
Marks Point - Belmont Golf Club 801A Pacific Highway - Construction of Private Road - Amendment
Council approved DA/832/2010/A for construction of a private road at 801A Pacific Highway, Marks Point.
September review of the Operational Plan and Budget 2021-2022
Council adopted amendments to the Operational Plan and Budget 2021-2022. Council also received and noted the status of the Operational Plan actions. At the end of September 2021, 91 per cent of actions were either on track or achieved. This means 269 actions are projected to be achieved this financial year and 27 actions are not.
Lake Macquarie Business Excellence Awards
Council accepted the management of the Lake Macquarie Business Excellence Awards for an additional two-year trial period and will review the ownership and operation of the event prior to the 2024 Awards.
Community Environment Grants 2021-2022 Round One
Council authorised funding for six applications, totalling $23,145.78, as part of the Community Environment Grants 2021-2022 Round 1. Some of the projects recommended for funding include a new vegetable patch at Dora Creek Public School, the Sustainable Neighbourhood Alliance’s plastic-free cafe and tree trail at the Museum of Art and Culture’s sculpture garden, and an educational garden at Lake Macquarie PCYC with support from OzHarvest.
Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser said “I’m very proud that we can support a range of community groups with their environmental programs and initiatives. I can’t wait to see these six wonderful applications come to life.”
Event Funding Program 2021-2022 Round Two
Council authorised funding for 29 applications, totalling $164,560, as part of the Event Funding Program 2021-2022 Round Two. Some of the events recommended for funding include a year-round sailing program hosted by the Speers Point Amateur Sailing Club, Ride 4 Rescue MTB Series, Caves Beach Ocean Swim, Music in the Podium, Lakefest 2022, and the Lake Macquarie Autumn Fair.
Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser said “I am excited to see events return to Lake Macquarie City, following the tumultuous 18 months the events industry has experienced throughout the pandemic. The breadth of events that will be on offer in Lake Macquarie over the next 12 months is astounding, and I am pleased to see Council providing support to these meaningful, high-quality events.”