MINUTES OF THE
Infrastructure Policy Committee
HELD IN Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Byng Street, Orange
ON 1 June 2021
COMMENCING AT 7.40pm
Cr R Kidd (Mayor) (Chairperson), Cr G Taylor (Deputy Mayor), Cr K Duffy (Zoom), Cr J Hamling, Cr J McRae, Cr T Mileto (Zoom), Cr S Munro, Cr S Nugent, Cr R Turner
Chief Executive Officer, Acting Director Corporate and Commercial Services (Redmond), Director Development Services, Director Community, Recreation and Cultural Services, Director Technical Services, Acting Manager Corporate Governance (Constantine), Chief Financial Officer, Executive Support Manager, Executive Support Officer.
APOLOGIES AND LEAVE OF ABSENCE
RESOLVED - 21/155 Cr S Munro/Cr J Hamling
That Council permit Cr Duffy and Cr Mileto to attend Council meeting of Orange City Council on 1 June 2021 by remote video link.
RESOLVED - 21/156 Cr S Munro/Cr S Nugent
That the apologies be accepted from Cr Romano and Cr Whitton for the Infrastructure Policy Committee of Orange City Council on 1 June 2021.
1.1 DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY INTERESTS, SIGNIFICANT NON-PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND LESS THAN SIGNIFICANT NON-PECUNIARY INTERESTS
TRIM Reference: 2021/1056
RESOLVED - 21/157 Cr S Nugent/Cr S Munro
That the information provided in the report on Current Works be acknowledged.
For: Cr Kidd, Cr Duffy, Cr Hamling, Cr McRae, Cr Mileto, Cr Munro, Cr Nugent, Cr Taylor, Cr Turner
Absent: Cr Romano, Cr Whitton
Cr Nugent asked if plantings would occur at the temporary carpark on Peisley Street/March Street.
The Director Technical Services stated that at this stage there would be no planting as the carpark is temporary. Plans will be circulated to Councillors.
Cr Nugent asked when the last time Council pumped from the Macquarie River and any reasons we have not pumped.
The Director Technical Services stated that it was last pumped in November 2020. There are 2 reasons for not pumping, one is there was a damaged pump being repaired and secondly that the allocation has been exhausted for the current period so an opportunity was taken to undertake maintenance works on the second pump during this time as well. As the allocation is renewed in July and the pumps are installed, pumping will re-commence.
Cr Nugent asked when we can harvest from the East Orange Harvesting Wetlands.
The Director Technical Services stated that the harvesting does not occur in the wetlands itself but from the existing Blackmans Creek pump station. The upstream wetland will capture the peak flows during a storm and release water downstream extending the pump time and environmental flows after a storm event. Council is currently applying for a licence to operate a water facility through NRAR which will set the conditions for operation of the wetland and the current REF is expected to be approved in the next two months which will allow for the start of construction of the wetland.
QUESTION TAKEN ON NOTICE Cr J Hamling
Cr Hamling asked for information regarding the continuation of the footpath on Ploughmans Lane from Forbes Road and whether it will continue along Cargo Road.
The Meeting Closed at 8.02pm