The matter of pollution in the Wingecarribee River will be raised once more at the next council meeting. Councilor Larry Whipper has submitted a Notice of Motion that council ask the EPA to consider installing a water treatment plant to process mine leakage from the Medway mine to prevent long term pollution. This comes following a presentation by Dr Ian Wright prior to the September 27 meeting about the effect of the mine on the river even after its closure a few years ago.
Councillor Ken Halstead will seek support at the October 11 meeting to list the proposal to upgrade the Southern Regional Livestock as a high priority. Council will seek funding for the upgrade through the Regional Growth Fund.
Councillors will reconsider an application from Mt Ashby to amend the Wingecarribee LEP to zone the property for tourist use. A planning proposal was previously lodged to amend the WLEP from E3 Environmental Management to SP3 Tourist to enable the ongoing use of the site for functions, currently permitted on a temporary basis.
This proposal was refused by council in November last year. The owners of Mt Ashby requested council review its previous decision which councillors have agreed to do.
Fitzroy Inn DA
The construction of new hotel suites at the Fitzroy Inn will be debated at the October 11 meeting. A modification to the development application has been submitted to relocate two of the six accommodation buildings.
The existing consent approved the construction of six new buildings each containing four hotel suites with ancillary development such as car parking and landscaping within the site of a heritage listed item.
Berrima Road deviation
Tenders for the first stage of the Berrima Road Deviation will be discussed at tomorrow night’s meeting. The project will be done in two parts- bulk earthworks and road and bridgeworks.