Coal wash waste
Pollution of the shire’s waterways will again be debated at council. Councillors Larry Whipper and Gordon Markwart will seek support for a joint meeting with the EPA and Water NSW about a recent pollution threat to Doudles Folley creek from coal wash. The motion will also ask for council to review its use of coal wash waste and the exemptions criteria within water catchment areas.
Coal Free signs
A notice of motion by councillors Larry Whipper, Ian Scandrett and Gordon Markwart will ask council to work with the Office of Environment and Heritage to support an exemption of coal free signs in Berrima and adjoining heritage items. The councillors will argue these signs are consistent with council’s coal free position and will have no long term impacts on any heritage item.
Councillor Duncan Gair will move a notice of motion at the August 9 meeting seeking support to write to the Premier and Minister for Local Government Gabrielle Upton about Joint Organisations. The correspondence would state council’s objections to the formation of Joint Organisations in NSW Local Government areas.
Station Street upgrade
A report will be presented to council about the proposed upgrades at this week’s meeting. The report will outline the approach to community engagement during the public exhibition period of detailed concept designs. It is expected the plans will be placed on public exhibition this month and community members will be able to provide feedback on the designs as well as three landscaping and parking options.
Wyeera Racecourse DA
Councillors will vote on a development application (DA) for a blanket approval for temporary events to be held at Wyeera Racecourse. The site is predominantly used for equestrian events but also hosts a broad range of special and outdoor events. These events currently require individual development consents.