Council News from December 2020 Meeting
Published on 22 December 2020
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, members of the public were not able to attend the meeting in person but the meeting was recorded and available for viewing on Council’s website https://bit.ly/35uKFxX
Council will continue to hold the monthly meetings at Holbrook Library Complex.
Business dealt with at the meeting included:
Council resolved to place on exhibition the draft fixed development consent levy contributions plan which reveals that Council proposes to invest the levy in a range of projects over the next five years including road and drainage works, the proposed Jindera Multi-Purpose Hall, a playground at Culcairn Recreation Reserve, car park shade at Walla Walla Childcare centre, a community park at Morven, dog parks at Holbrook and Henty and a public toilet/RV stop in Henty. Interested residents will be able to comment on this plan from 10 January 2021 for a period of 28 days.
Council will hold an extraordinary meeting on 27 January to consider four tender projects including:
- Holbrook Sporting Complex – Function Room and Amenities
- Kywong-Howlong Road – final section
- Walla Walla Skate Park
- Croft Street, Holbrook – kerb and gutter plus road rehabilitation.
Council received an update report on impacts of COVID-19 for the organisation and also decided that public forums will be reinstated from the February 2021 meeting.
In relation to General Practitioner services and Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) services at Culcairn, Council resolved to continue to work with Sarkon Medical and Murrumbridgee Local Health District with the view of Council purchasing a suitable rental property. Due to retirement of long-time Culcairn GP, Dr Reddy on 31 December 2020, MLHD and Sarkon are investigating options to provide VMO services to the Culcairn Hospital and GP services to the community.
Council will proceed to purchase 15ha for the future residential development of Culcairn and commence subdivision of the land.
With an expectation of significant additional road and other project funding over the next few years and an increase in residential and industrial subdivision work, Council endorsed the decision to recruit an engineer to complete existing works and anticipated future capital project work.
Council endorsed the Greater Hume LGA entrance and town/village signage project, which will result in the project going out to quotation/tender early in 2021.
Meeting agendas and minutes are available for viewing at any time on Council’s website.
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