Neighbourhood shop DA
A neighbourhood shop at the Bowral Co-Op will be the focus of debate at the September 27 meeting. Councillors will vote on the development application (DA) that was lodged earlier this year which seeks to sell locally made beer, wine and cider as part of the nieghbourhood shop at the site. A report by council staff recommends refusal.
Councillors Gordon Markwart and Duncan Gair will seek support to increase the water allowance offered to people who currently undergo home haemodialysis. If successful, the increase would start from the August billing period. Council currently has five property owners who access the Kidney Dialysis Rebate. These rebates are all provided at 1 KL a week.
Colo Vale road closure
Part of Wilson Drive in Colo Vale could soon be closed to make way for the new Colo Vale Rural Fire Service brigade station. Councillors will vote on whether to make an application for the road closure at the September 27 meeting. The partial road closure would be of an unformed section of Wilson Drive at the intersection of Church Avenue. The NSW RFS has identified the need for a centrally located station in the northern villages equipped to respond to major events. The current station needed to move to a larger location which council has approved, with the development and construction already underway. The closure is required to create a new lot for operational purposes.
Challenge Southern Highlands request for a refund of development fees will be debated at the next meeting. The group has requested council refund the $6,017.08 spent on development application and construction certificate fees. The DA was submitted for the refurbishment of their administration building at the Challenge Southern Highlands site at Welby.