Council meeting highlights: Ordinary Council – Monday 23 May 2022

Published on 23 May 2022

Please see below for highlights of the final determinations made at tonight’s Ordinary Council meeting. The full agenda and reports are available at meeting agendas and minutes. The stream of tonight’s meeting will be available online at within 48 hours.

March review of the 2021-2022 Operational Plan and Budget

Council adopted amendments to the Operational Plan 2021-2022, received and noted the status of the Delivery Program 2017-2022, and adopted variations to the 2021-2022 budget.

Community Strategic Plan 2022-2023, Resourcing Strategy 2022-2032, and Delivery Program 2022-2026 incorporating the Operational Plan, budget and fees and charges 2022-2023

Council adopted these documents and will advise authors of external submissions and the Office of Local Government of its decision.

Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser said, together, these plans and strategies outline a positive path for Lake Macquarie City over the next 10 years.

“Through our Delivery Program and Operational Plan we are committing to more than 300 actions relating to the delivery of infrastructure across the city – including improvements to footpaths, roads, parks, playgrounds and sports facilities – and will spend $134.9 million in 2022-2023 on new and replacement assets to continue to meet the needs of our growing Lake Macquarie community.”

“I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to provide feedback on these important documents during our public exhibition period. You’ve played an important role in helping to shape the future of our city.”

Investment Report

Council received and noted a report identifying all money Council has invested under section 625 of the Local Government Act 1993.

Making the rate for 2022-2023

Council set 2022-2023 rates and charges for ordinary rates, domestic waste management and commercial waste management changes, effluent charges, annual on-site sewage management system operational fees, overdue rates charges, and a special rate.

Adoption of section 7.11 Development Contributions Plan No.5 – North Wallarah

Council repealed the Lake Macquarie Section 7.11 Contributions Plan No.5 – North Wallarah (2004), and adopted an amended 2021 plan.

Planning Proposal: Zone and building height amendments – former Pasminco site

Council deferred this item pending a Councillor briefing

Subdivision Security Payments Policy

Council rescinded the current Subdivision Bonds and Guarantees Policy and adopted a Subdivision Security Payments Policy.

NAIDOC Week Grants 2022

Council will fund 22 applications, totalling $15,250, as part of the 2022 NAIDOC Week grant program.

Recommendations of the Traffic Facilities and Road Safety Committee – May 2022

Council approved pedestrian refuge works at Brightwaters, a right turn treatment at an intersection in Cooranbong, and installation of a ‘No Parking’ area at Glendale.

West Ward site inspection – Yambo and Short streets, Morisset

Council noted this report.

North Ward site inspection – 27 Government Road, Holmesville

Council will investigate drainage problems at 27 Government Road, Holmesville, as a matter of priority, and report to Councillors on options and costs to rectify the problems.