Station Street upgrade
The controversial upgrade will be on the agenda for the first 2018 council meeting. A report will be debated at the February 14 meeting that will present suggested design changes to the proposed upgrade following community feedback. The recommended changes relate to parking, pedestrian access and trees. If accepted, council could begin works on Kirkham Road and proceed to tender for construction.
The Bundanoon Club has requested $5000 to help purchase paint, deck maintenance and general upkeep of the premises on Erith Street, Bundanoon. The club closed in January 2017 as a result of financial difficulties but reopened in August when it was declared solvent after a review by Clubs NSW.
The possibility of subdivisions including affordable housing as part of the development will be debated at the February 14 meeting. Councillor Larry Whipper will seek support to develop a policy through the Demographics and Housing Advisory committee that would require major subdivisions to incorporate a percentage of land for affordable, social or community housing.
National Parks concerns
A restructure of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has been a cause of great concern for one councillor. A Notice of Motion- put forward by Cr Gordon Markwart- will ask council to write to the state government expressing concern over the restructure and its implications which could out the economy, visitor safety, public amenity and the environment at risk.
Councillors will vote on a report that addressed the outcomes of the 2017 event and has recommended the festival be held a week later in 2018 and run for 14 days.