Sport and Recreation Policy Committee
7 November 2019
Notice is hereby given, in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1993 that a Sport and Recreation Policy Committee meeting of ORANGE CITY COUNCIL will be held in the Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Byng Street, Orange on Thursday, 7 November 2019.
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1.1 Declaration of pecuniary interests, significant non-pecuniary interests and less than significant non-pecuniary interests
The provisions of Chapter 14 of the Local Government Act, 1993 (the Act) regulate the way in which Councillors and designated staff of Council conduct themselves to ensure that there is no conflict between their private interests and their public role.
The Act prescribes that where a member of Council (or a Committee of Council) has a direct or indirect financial (pecuniary) interest in a matter to be considered at a meeting of the Council (or Committee), that interest must be disclosed as soon as practicable after the start of the meeting and the reasons given for declaring such interest.
As members are aware, the provisions of the Local Government Act restrict any member who has declared a pecuniary interest in any matter from participating in the discussion or voting on that matter, and requires that member to vacate the Chamber.
Council’s Code of Conduct provides that if members have a non-pecuniary conflict of interest, the nature of the conflict must be disclosed. The Code of Conduct also provides for a number of ways in which a member may manage non pecuniary conflicts of interest.
It is recommended that Committee Members now disclose any conflicts of interest in matters under consideration by the Sport and Recreation Policy Committee at this meeting.
RECORD NUMBER: 2019/1431
AUTHOR: Scott Maunder, Director Community, Recreation and Cultural Services
This report provides an update on alternate options for the site including any necessary earthworks to remove the existing BMX Track.
Link To Delivery/OPerational Plan
The recommendation in this report relates to the Delivery/Operational Plan strategy “1.2 Live - Maintain and renew recreational spaces and infrastructure to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle”.
Should Council adopt the recommendation the additional cost to Council for the Capital Works would be approximately $10,000.
Policy and Governance Implications
That Council resolves to:
1 Note the amended Master Plan for Anzac Park.
2 Demolish the existing BMX Track and level the residual soil to enable use as a green space.
Consideration has been given to the recommendation’s impact on Council’s service delivery; image and reputation; political; environmental; health and safety; employees; stakeholders and project management; and no further implications or risks have been identified.
At its meeting of 4 June 2019 The Sport and Recreation Policy Committee resolved:
RESOLVED - 19/299 Cr S Munro/Cr R Kidd
That Council resolves:
1 That Council close the BMX Track.
2 That Council receives a report on alternate options for the site including any necessary earthworks to remove the existing BMX Track.
Since that time Council has sign posted the site and installed webbed fencing on the start hill advising that the track is closed.
alternate options for the bmx site
In 2014 Council developed a master plan for the site in conjunction with dsb Landscape Architects for Anzac Park in 2014 which included the retention of the BMX Track facility. The master plan also identified zones for:
· Expansion to existing Sir Neville Howse Stadium building for additional indoor netball/basketball court and seating.
· Outdoor netball court expansion
· Skate park (completed)
· Amenities for users (additional)
Further to the resolution of Council to request alternative options for the site Council requested dsd Landscape Architects to consider other uses if the BMX was removed. An updated master plan has been developed on this basis and is attached. This includes the provisions:
· Retains the expansion to existing Sir Neville Howse Stadium building for additional indoor netball/basketball court and seating.
· Retains option for leash free area
· Retains additional storage and seating
· Includes an option of 2 court and 4 court outdoor netball expansion zones
· Use of BMX facility for car parking and playground
· Expansion of Skate park facility
Should Council resolve to demolish the BMX Track the associated works to remove and dispose of the material equate to approximately 500-600 dump truck loads. The estimated cost for removal is $20-25,000
Alternatively Council could demolish the BMX track and level the surface such that it can be used in the short term as a level greenspace. The cost for this would be approximately $10,000.
Council would not be actively watering until drought conditions eased so in the short term would be spray seeded to bind the surface.
1 ANZAC PARK - MASTER PLAN, IC14/8368⇩
2 ANZAC PARK - MASTER PLAN - Updated Sept 2019, D19/65159⇩