Council's last round of Standing Committees for 2008
  • Tuesday 25 November 2008

This is Council’s last round of Council meetings for 2008.

This week’s Standing Committee meetings will be held at the Council Chambers Tewantin.

All recommendations made at these committee meetings will be referred to either the General Committee for further discussion or to the Ordinary Meeting for decision.

The agenda is available online.

Some of the items of interest on this week’s agenda include:

Tuesday 25 November:

  • 9am Organisational Performance Committee
  • 1.30pm Service Delivery Committee

Increase in fines up for consideration
Sunshine Coast Council will consider a recommendation to increase the value of its infringement notices by 33 percent, in line with the recent decision by the state government.

Regional pest survey program
A Pest Survey Program is proposed for all areas of the former Maroochy Shire Local Government Area to be conducted from the beginning of January until mid April 2009.

Swimming pool inspections to keep children safe
To help keep children safe around backyard swimming pools this summer, it is proposed the Sunshine Coast Council will continue its existing swimming pool fence inspection program within the former Maroochy Shire Local Government Area, starting 1 January 2009.

Significance of Ken Hinds collection to be considered
Council's Service Delivery Committee will consider a recommendation to acknowledge the cultural and economic significance of the Ken Hinds collection by assisting in the establishment of a trust which will enable council access to the collection.

Sale of recovered metal streams may mean revenue boost for council
Councillors on the Service Delivery Committee will discuss a report on the outcome of the public tender and assessment process for the sale of recovered metal streams from council’s Resource Recovery Facilities. The report recommends acceptance of the most advantageous tender. Evaluation of the proposal indicates potential revenue generation across the three areas of the new Council from one integrated regional contract.

Wednesday 26 November:

  • 9am Strategy and Planning Committee

Major development for Maroochydore
The first major application for a mixed use development, including residential, commercial and retail space, within the Maroochydore precinct is expected to be discussed by Council’s Strategy and Planning Committee this week.

The application from the Reed Property Group for the 2.279 hectare development at Maroochy Boulevard includes 187 multiple dwelling units and commercial and retail space for everything from offices and showrooms to a gym and medical centre.

Council responds to Caloundra/Caboolture Aerodrome Study
The committee will consider a draft response to the State’s Caloundra and Caboolture Aerodrome Replacement Study which is aimed at locating a suitable site for an aerodrome within the Caboolture-Sunshine Coast corridor. The response addresses the five potential aerodrome options identified by the Department of Infrastructure and Planning.

Transport Community Group representatives selected
The committee will review the membership of the new Sunshine Coast Council Transport Community Group after more than 50 nominations were received from the community.

The Group will to help guide council policies and strategic direction on integrated transport systems for the region. It will provide the region with a mechanism to raise community views and needs in relation to our transport issues while also acting as a sounding board and an ideas bank for finding solutions and providing feedback.

Erosion and sediment control program achieving success
A report recommending the expansion of an erosion and sediment control program which is achieving good outcomes for Council, will be reviewed by the committee.

The current program, which includes an audit of council, State and privately owned development sites, is aimed at improving the water quality of our waterways.