Standing committee meetings
  • Tuesday 04 November 2008

This week’s Standing Committee meetings will be held at the Council Chambers at Nambour, corner Currie and Bury Sts.

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 on this week’s agenda include:

Tuesday 4 November

  • 9am Organisational Performance Committee

Closure of unmade road
A recommendation to permanently close a section of unmade road between Walter Hay Drive North and Eenie Creek Road at Noosaville will be considered by the committee.

The closure, if approved, would allow the adjoining college to apply for a lease over the land to extend its sports oval.

Eumundi carpark lease
A 10-year lease of the Eumundi Market carpark by the newly formed Eumundi Combined Community Organisation Ltd (ECCO) will be considered by the committee. A recommendation to approve the lease will allow the not for profit company to operate the car parks when the existing contract expires in December.

  • 1.30pm Service Delivery Committee

Construction of Cooroy library building to start soon
Council’s Service Delivery Committee will consider a report seeking the delegated authority for the mayor and Chief Executive Officer to award the contract for the construction of the Cooroy Library prior to Christmas.

The report outlines that, in order to meet the funding requirements of the Q150 Grant, the contract must be awarded prior to the end of the year so that the successful contractor can prepare for the project and start construction early in the new year.

New Sunshine Coast Waste Management Strategy
Committee members will discuss a report providing council with an overview of the key messages and directions arising from the recent Waste Symposium. The report proposes a range of options to advance the development of a new Sunshine Coast Waste Management Strategy.

Nambour Landfill expansion options under assessment
The potential opportunities to extend the operational life of the existing Nambour Landfill will be considered by the committee.

Replacement of Petrie Creek Road (Dusty Rhodes) Bridge
The committee will consider a report providing information on the options for the replacement of the existing bridge, including a recommendation to construct a new bridge on the southern side of the existing structure.

Wednesday 5 November

  • 9am Strategy and Planning Committee

Wedding and reception venue proposed at Tinbeerwah
An application for a home based wedding/reception and accommodation business at Tinbeerwah is on the agenda for the Committee’s consideration. The scale of the operation exceeds the nominated classification and has attracted more than 60 submissions opposing the development on the basis that it is outside the Noosa Plan and will adversely affect the amenity and rural character of the area.

Tower to boost mobile and broadband coverage in Noosa Heads
Telstra has applied to locate a telecommunications tower at Cooyar Street, Noosa Heads to improve mobile and broadband coverage to the area. While the proposed tower is an inconsistent use of the site zoned Open Space Conservation under the Noosa Plan, the committee will consider a recommendation to approve the application on the basis of its benefits and minimal environmental impacts.

Shops, restaurant and tavern proposed for Bellvista
The Committee will consider a recommendation to approve an application for specialty shops, a supermarket, restaurant, tavern and 130 car parking spaces in the Emerging Community Precinct at Bellvista. The recommendation for approval is based on the need for shops to service the Bellvista estate, the small size of the proposed development, the central, accessible location and community support for the facility.

Endorsement sought for Kawana Waters and Caloundra City Plans
Amendments to the planning documents that will shape future development in Kawana Waters, the Moffat Beach Business Park and the Maleny Community Precinct will considered by the Committee for its endorsement. If the whole Council then approves the changes, the amended documents will be forwarded to the Minister for the secondary state interest check. Some of the amendments relate to the infrastructure agreement for the State Government proposed Sunshine Coast Regional Hospital at Kawana Waters.

Council promotes a strong rural future
With the need for a robust rural lands strategy and action plan in mind, the Committee will be asked to endorse Council’s submission to the Queensland Governments Draft Rural Futures Strategy for SE Queensland. With 89% of the Sunshine Coast designated as ‘rural’ or ‘rural living’, Council’s submission on the draft Strategy promotes a triple bottom line approach where the importance and values of rural areas are recognised. This includes the addressing of climate change and energy transition; the promotion of economic growth and opportunity in rural areas; and the protection of rural land to maintain and enhance its social and environmental benefits.