Weddin Shire Council

Council News 14 August 2019

Dates to Note

Friday 23 August 2019 - Recycling Collection (Grenfell East)

Monday 26 August 2019 - Recycling Collection (Grenfell West)

  

WEDDIN SHIRE COUNCIL

POSITIONS VACANT

Council is inviting applications from motivated and enthusiastic persons to fill the positions of:

  • Projects Engineer
  • Apprentice Mechanic

Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the Local Government (State) Award.

Further information and job descriptions can be obtained by contacting Katherine or Maegan during business hours on (02) 6343 1212, email or visit Council’s website at www.weddin.nsw.gov.au

Applications for the positions close 4 pm Friday 23 August, 2019 and should be forwarded to the undersigned.

 

  

WEDDIN SHIRE COUNCIL

STRONGER COUNTRY COMMUNITIES FUND (SCCF) ROUND THREE

Round Three of the NSW Government’s SCCF is now open and will provide an additional $100 million for community projects in regional NSW.

In 2019 there will be an increased focus on young people aged 12-24 and a broader scope of eligible projects including programs as well as local infrastructure.

Funding will be allocated to projects that clearly demonstrate community support for projects and align with the program objectives. The funding available for projects in the Weddin Shire is $766,618.

The Program Guidelines are available with other information and resources on the SCCF website: www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities.

Applications close 5pm Friday 27 September, 2019 with successful projects expected to be announced from January 2020.

  

 

WEDDIN SHIRE COUNCIL

DRAFT COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION PLAN

Community Participation Plans (CPPs) are a new requirement under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the Act). A CPP will outline how and when planning authorities engage the community across their planning functions.

The purpose of a CPP is to provide a single document that clearly states how the community can participate in planning matters. It will combine council’s existing community engagement approach and the minimum public exhibition timeframes of the legislation for planning functions.  Section 2.23(4) of the Act gives councils the option to prepare a standalone CPP or include the requirements in a community engagement plan/strategy prepared under section 402 of the Local Government Act 1993.

A council’s CPP is required to set out mandatory requirements for community participation by councils for the exercise of their planning functions. The mandatory community participation requirements include minimum public exhibition timeframes relating to planning functions where council is the consent authority, and these are listed in Schedule 1 of the Act. The exhibition period is described as a notification or advertising period.

The process has progressed to a point where draft documentation has been adopted by Council to engage in public consultation.

To this effect, Council has placed these documents on public exhibition for 28 days seeking comments.  The documents are available on the Council website or Administration Building for review.

In relation to the public exhibition of the documents submissions will be received up to 4pm, 30th August 2019.

 

  

WEDDIN SHIRE COUNCIL

DRAFT GRENFELL (LAND USE/SETTLEMENT) STRATEGY

Weddin Shire Council has resolved to prepare a Land Use Strategy for the Town of Grenfell.  The Grenfell (Land Use) Settlement Strategy ('Strategy') aims to guide future growth and appropriate land use controls to facilitate the desired types and form of development across the town.  

Grenfell does not currently have an integrated land use strategy yet it has the greatest potential for growth and change in the Shire.  Responding and adapting to this change requires a clear vision and objectives to maximise opportunities and address challenges, supported by clear consultation with stakeholders and the community.  

The process has progressed to a point where draft documentation has been adopted by Council to engage in public consultation.

To this effect, Council has placed these documents on public exhibition for 28 days seeking comments.  The documents are available on the Council website or Administration Building for review.

In relation to the public exhibition of the documents submissions will be received up to 4pm, 30th August 2019.

 

  

WEDDIN SHIRE COUNCIL

LAWSON PARK REDEVELOPMENT

Council received grant funding through the Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF) Round 2 for the Lawson Park Amenities and Spectator (covered seating).

The proposed Amenities Renewal/Spectator Facility incorporates 4 Dressing rooms, canteen, referees room, multi-purpose room, accessible toilet and undercover seating with accessibility ramp and accessible viewing areas.  It will be constructed on an elevated pad to provide enhanced viewing for the activities being carried out on the oval.

The amenities block and seating is proposed to be located forward of the existing grandstand with a realignment of the fencing required.  Due to the poor structural and dangerous state of the existing grandstand, the inappropriate standard and number of change facilities and inability to provide access for disabled, Council has approved the demolition of the structure. 

The demolition will commence late August to early September with construction to be completed by 1 March 2020.

 

 

WEDDIN SHIRE COUNCIL

GRENFELL MAIN STREET RENEWAL

Council’s draft plans for the Grenfell Main Street Renewal will be on public exhibition from the 14 August 2019 - 11 September 2019.

The draft plans can be viewed at Council’s Administration Building,  the Community Hub, and at www.weddin.nsw.gov.au.

A community consultation day will be held at the Community Hub on Tuesday 3 September, 2019 with the consultant and all key staff in attendance to answer any questions from the public.

Residents are encouraged to attend.

 

 

WEDDIN SHIRE COUNCIL

COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE - TOURISM COMMITTEE

Council is calling for applications for a community representative for the Tourism Committee.  

Written nominations close on Friday 6 September, 2019.  A form is available at the Council Chambers or by clicking here.

  

 

PO BOX 125                                                                                                AUTHORISED BY

GRENFELL                                                                                                   GLENN CARROLL

                                                                                                                     GENERAL MANAGER