Wingecarribee water quality
Pollution of the shire’s waterways will again be topic of debate. Councillors Larry Whipper, Ian Scandrett and Gordon Markwart will ask that council acknowledge the recent water quality impact of the proposed Hume Coal mine report by Dr Ian Wright. They will also seek support for Dr Wright to present his findings before the September 27 meeting.
Mittagong Pool subsidies
Council will vote on a proposal for subsidies for key user groups of the Mittagong Pool while repairs are carried out. A report which has been presented to councillors recommends entry to Bowral Pool be subsidised for Northern Villages and Mittagong residents. It has also recommended council subsidises additional transport costs for school groups from these areas to use Bowral Pool.
Public toilet strategy
Council is expected to adopt the Public Toilet Strategy at the September 13 meeting. The draft policy was on public exhibition earlier this year and received 27 formal submissions. The strategy will guide council on future development and maintenance of public toilets as well as levels of service and financial sustainability.
Drainage study report
Flooding issues in Moss Vale will soon be addressed. Councillors will vote on the recommendations made in the Wembley Road and Farnborough Drive Catchments Overland Flow Study Report. The recommendation is that council implement the proposed measures identified in the report in stages and prepare a planning proposal to include the study in the WLEP 2010. The draft report was placed on public exhibition earlier this year and received 12 submissions.
Council could take a step towards making the shire a more sustainable one at the next meeting. Councillors will vote the possibility of joining the Cities Power Partnership (CPP). If approved, council will apply to join the Climate Council’s CPP. The CPP is a national program that seeks to accelerate emission reduction.