The Ordinary General Meeting of Wingecarribee Shire Council will be held on Wednesday, October 13.
The meeting will be broadcast to the community through live streaming on council's website and will begin at 3.30 pm.
Several items will be discussed in council.
Community update on the Public Inquiry into Wingecarribee Shire Council
An update on the public inquiry announced by the Minister of Local Government will be heard.
The Terms of Reference for the Public Inquiry are to inquire and report to the Minister with respect to the following matters: .
- Whether members of council's governing body fully understand their roles and responsibilities and have adequately, reasonably, and appropriately carried out their roles and responsibilities during the current term of council.
- Whether, during the current term of council, there has been improper interference by the elected body of council, or by individual councillors, in operational matters, with particular reference to staffing and planning functions.
- Whether members of council's governing body have been and will continue to be in a position to direct and control the affairs of council in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 and to otherwise fulfil its statutory obligations. .
- Any other matter that warrants inquiry, particularly those that may impact on the effective administration of council's functions and responsibilities or the community's confidence in the council being able to do so.
The first phase of the Inquiry is to call for submissions.
Submissions close October 29.
Lackey Park Regional Sporting Hub Update and Sports Facility Strategy
An update will be provided on the Lackey Park Regional Sporting Hub project, including a proposal to provide funding to the Moss Vale District Basketball Association to assist them to progress their element of the project. It is recommended that the project be paused until the progression of design work for the overall Hub project until further strategic work is undertaken.
The Lackey Park Regional Sporting Hun project aims to provide a local sporting hub that creates a sporting precinct with facilities that will attract regional, state and national level sporting events. The proposal involves providing a home ground to several sports clubs and provide competition and/or practice facilities for others.
Post Bushfire Flora Research and Recovery - Acceptance of Grant Funding
A report will formally advise the council of its successful grant application of $44,000 under the NSW Environmental Trust post bushfire flora research and recovery grants program.
The project aims to survey and develop a monitoring program for ten priority plant species across multiple land tenures in burnt and unburnt landscapes within Wingecarribee Local Government Area.
This survey effort will potentially create new or updated BioNet Atlas records and herbarium collections and the establishment of baseline data will feed directly into new or existing biodiversity or NSW Saving Our Species (SOS) research projects.
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