Coming up in council this week...

Bowral Hospital

Councillor Gordon Markwart will seek support to obtain a copy of the most recent Clinical Services Plan relating to Bowral and District Hospital. Cr Markwart will ask council to source this through GIPA legislation and continue to seek answers until the information is obtained or a valid reason given for its refusal.

Backyard Burning

A new Backyard Burning of Vegetation Policy will soon be on public exhibition. Council is expected to endorse a 28-day public exhibition period of the draft revised policy. The policy was last updated in 2002 and requires updating due to population changes since the last review and the introduction of a green waste collection service to the shire’s towns and villages in 2014. A community survey in 2015 showed there was community support for increasing restrictions on burning.

Library Funding

Councillor Peter Nelson will request council allocate $15,000 in the 2017/18 budget towards the mobile library van. These funds would allow one additional staff member to be employed to increase the hours of service at Robertson and Bundanoon.

Rural Views

A review of council’s concerns about the loss of its rural views and vistas in the shire could be on the cards.

Councillor Larry Whipper will ask council to again contact the Department of Planning and if required, the Minister for Planning about restrictions imposed upon it to protect heritage and natural views by the planting of leyandii.

Community garden

Council approval will be sought to grant a licence agreement for the continued use of property at Corlette Park at Railway Street, Moss Vale. The licensee is Moss Vale Community Garden. 

The Moss Vale Community Garden was established in 2004 by Anglicare.

In September 2011, council agreed to transfer the licence agreement to the garden to enable the ongoing use of part of council property for the community garden.


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