Council meeting highlights – Monday 11 February 2019

Date posted: 11 February 2019

Please see below for highlights of the final determinations made at tonight’s Standing Committee Meeting of Lake Macquarie City Council.

The full agenda and reports are available at meeting agendas and minutes. The stream of tonight’s meeting will be available online at lakemac.com.au from Tuesday.

Dwelling at 4 Beulah Place Kotara Heights

Council approved a development application at 4 Beulah Place, Kotara Heights for a two-storey dwelling.

Draft Cherry Road Eleebana Precinct Master Plan

Council did not adopt the draft Cherry Road Eleebana Precinct Master Plan following feedback from the community.

Dual occupancy at 15 Sea Eagle Crescent Caves Beach

Council approved a development application for an attached dual occupancy at 15 Sea Eagle Crescent.

Additions to dwelling at 15 Lakeview Road Kilaben Bay

Council approved a development application for additions to a two storey dwelling at 15 Lake View Road, Kilaben Bay.

Please see below for highlights of recommendations made at tonight’s Standing Committee meeting of Lake Macquarie City Council to be considered at the Ordinary Council meeting on Monday 25 February 2019.

Amendment to 2019 Council meeting schedule

Council will consider rescheduling the Ordinary Council Meeting for Tuesday 23 April to Monday 29 April and the Standing Committee Meetings for Monday 14 October to Monday 21 October to allow for the maximum number of Councillors and staff to attend both meetings.

Sponsorship funding program 2018-2019

Council will consider endorsing funding of $22,100 to groups and organisations through the Sponsorship funding program. Council officers are recommending funding be provided to the following groups:

Lake Macquarie Mayor, Cr Kay Fraser said, “We know that these events bring visitors to our City, provide a boost to our local economy and raise the profile of Lake Mac. We are a very physically active community, so it is a wonderful privilege to host these terrific sportspeople, young and old, and I can’t wait to welcome them for their events and championships.”

Proposed acquisition at Cameron Park

Council will consider authorising the acquisition of 1898.2m2 within Part 140 Minmi Road, Cameron Park to allow for road widening of the intersection in this area.

Donations and financial assistance

Council will consider providing $2,000 in financial assistance towards the office fit-out of the new fire station at Wyee Road, Wyee.

Lake Macquarie Mayor, Cr Kay Fraser said, “The rural fire brigade offer so much to our community and are always there to respond to bushfires and emergencies when we need them most. It’s great that we can give back a little that will help go to chairs, shelving, lockable storage and a computer for the new station.”

Youth Week Grants 2019

Council will consider authorising more than $6,500 in funding for Youth Week Grants to be held in Lake Macquarie. The events include a youth skate, scooter and bike competition at Charlestown Skate Park, a youth festival at Pasterfield Sporting Complex at Cameron Park, an expo for young people at Belmont Neighbourhood Centre and more.

Lake Macquarie Mayor, Cr Kay Fraser said, “It goes without saying that young people are the future of our City. So it is important that we support Youth Week, which celebrates young people and their contribution to our community. These events will provide young people with an opportunity to express their views and have a bit of fun while collaborating together.”

Lease equity model for community, recreation and childcare facilities

Council will consider adopting a revised lease equity model for community, recreation and childcare facilities. The revised lease equity model will see the lessee contribute to cover the cost of rates, waste services, gutter cleaning and lease preparation costs.

Page last updated: 11 February 2019