Council News 20 March 2019

Published on 21 March 2019

Highlights from meeting held on 20 March at Carabost:

  • Council approved an application for a new dwelling and verandah in Kotzur Circuit, Walla Walla.

  • Council received a status update regarding two planning proposals.  The first proposal will enable changes to the Greater Hume 2012 Local Environmental Plan for zoning and minimum lot size for a number of allotments in the vicinity of Culcairn, Henty and Holbrook. Council was advised that the resubmitted proposal will include changes to zoning and minimum lot size of additional sites at Holbrook, Morven and Henty.  The second planning proposal to reclassify land in Jindera from Community to Operational land is progressing with the planning proposal currently on exhibition for public comment and will follow on with a public hearing to be held in Jindera on 2 May 2019.

  • A new draft Waste Strategy was tabled, which reviews Council’s current waste practices and plans a range of strategies to ensure that the service remains affordable and accessible for ratepayers, remains sustainable, and minimises the impact of waste on the environment.  Council will soon conduct a workshop to discuss the strategy and then endorse the draft. The community will have an opportunity to Have A Say when the final draft waste strategy is placed on exhibition for public comment.

  • Council will also write to the football clubs of Jindera, Rand/Walbundrie/Walla Walla Giants and Henty, and the Rotary Club of Holbrook, to thank them for undertaking the Hard Waste Collection held early March, which proved to be very popular.  In appreciation, Council agreed to provide a $1,000 donation to each of the football clubs involved.

  • Council confirmed support for the endeavours of the Henty Local Area Health Committee to establish a multi-function specialist dementia unit at Henty.   Council support will include lobbying for funding, assistance with the acquisition of a suitable site, and developing a strategy to help the community prepare a business case for the project.

  • Subject to further funding being obtained to enable the establishment of a purposed built men’s shed at Holbrook, Council agreed to offer to sell an allotment at the Holbrook Industrial Estate to the Holbrook Men’s Shed group at the reduced price of $20,000 plus GST.

  • Anzac Day ceremonies will be conducted across Greater Hume on 25 April, with Council representatives attending the services in Culcairn, Brocklesby, Henty, Holbrook, Burrumbuttock, Jindera and Walla Walla.  Details can be found on Council’s website.

  • Council approved a loan of $50,000 to the Jindera Tennis Club for repairs to be sub-base and resurfacing of courts, install 2 new light towers and replace existing lighting with more efficient LED lighting.  The project also attracted $127,200 from the Round 2 Stronger Country Communities Grant.

  • Council has received $252,200 black spot funding to install road safety treatments at the intersection of Coach Rd and Benambra Road and a further $100,000 for installation of guard rail on Dights Forest Road and the removal of trees restricting sight distances at the Funks Road intersection.
  • Council will write to all candidates for the Federal seat of Farrer, seeking funding to improve the intersections of Carabost Road and Coppabella Road with Tumbarumba Road.

Next Council meeting will be held on 17 April 2019 at Culcairn.

Meeting agendas and minutes are available for viewing at any time on Council’s website here or in person at any Greater Hume Customer Service Office.

Cr Heather Wilton



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