Council meeting highlights: Ordinary Council – Monday 25 October 2021

Published on 25 October 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.

Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2021

Council adopted the financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2021, and authorised the presentation of the audited financial statements to the public on Tuesday 4 November 2021.

Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser said “Council is reporting a modest surplus of $2.1 million for the 2020-2021 financial year. Despite the impacts of COVID-19, we were able to complete programs that supported the local community and businesses, and delivered essential services and $105.4 million of much-needed capital works. Council also met all six of the Office of Local Government’s financial performance indicators during 2020-2021. The overall result has maintained a strong balance sheet to move into the new financial year. Council is in a good position to continue to provide excellent services, deliver its planned infrastructure needs and continue to support and lead the city, its community, and local businesses out of the pandemic.”

Munibung Hill Management Plan for exhibition

Council endorsed the draft Munibung Hill Management Plan and its associated documents for public exhibition.

Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser said “with 360-degree views that stretch across the lake to the coast, all the way up to Port Stephens and across to the Watagans, Munibung Hill is one of the most spectacular but least-visited sites in Lake Macquarie. “The Management Plan provides a framework for Council to manage the land parcels that make up Munibung Hill, as well as guiding the ongoing management, maintenance, safe public access and recreation opportunities and promotion of this well-loved area.”

Adoption of Pelican, Blacksmiths, Swansea, Swansea Heads and Caves Beach Local Adaptation Plan

Council adopted the Pelican, Blacksmiths, Swansea, Swansea Heads and Caves Beach Local Adaptation Plan.

Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser said “the Local Adaptation Plan was developed in collaboration with the community over the past five years. It provides guidance on how to manage future coastal risks, such as rising sea and lake levels, to ensure our city is ready to adapt to a changing climate.”

Telecommunications facility – 51 Lees Street, Charlestown

Council approved development application DA/1990/2020 for a telecommunications facility at 51 Lees Street, Charlestown.