Shellharbour City Council business

Picture Eliza Winkler

Picture Eliza Winkler

Warilla Child Care Centre

THE lease for the Warilla Child Care centre looks to be extended on the peppercorn rate for an extra 12 months.

Earlier this year, land owners NSW Housing announced the $1 per year rental agreement would cease from December 2014 and they would seek a market rate rent, of about $40,000 a year.

Shellharbour City Council looked to close the facility if a provider could not be found, due to the centre on King Street Warilla not being financially viable for council.

Council and Shellharbour  MP Anna Watson wrote to the State Government requesting an extension on the peppercorn rate.

At Tuesday’s council meeting councillors considered the recommendation to negotiate a three-year lease with Land and Housing Corp with permission to begin Expressions of Interest for a sub-lease.

It is understood a provider has shown interest in the centre.

Asset Sales

COUNCILLORS Kellie Marsh and Peter Moran have called to rescind the motion of sale of the old Warilla Council Chambers and Warilla Library.

On August 12 council resolved to enter into a $4.05 million sale contract of the chambers and library.

The declassification of the documents relating to the sale will also be discussed in a separate Extraordinary Meeting item.

Recording motion rescinded

THREE councillors have moved to keep a council recording regarding the Shell Cove Links as confidential business.

Councillors Marianne Saliba, Paul Rankin and David Boyle have moved to rescind a motion from the August 11 meeting that resolved to declassify a recording relating to the tender process of the Links golf course.

Bushfire Funds

A RESOLUTION to allocate more than $200,000 toward a new fire station in Albion Park will be put to councillors’ tomorrow night.

The recommendation moves to provide $223,798 from section 94 funds for the construction of a Rural Fire Station at Tongarra Road, Albion Park.

The funding is part of a Rural Fire District Service Agreement in conjunction with Wollongong and Kiama.

Plastic Bag Free

A REPORT on ways to encourage a plastic bag- free community at the Waterfront precinct of Shell Cove will go to council tomorrow.

The report comes in response to a motion moved by Cr Peter Moran on July 1, which received a unanimous vote by councillors, to make the area plastic bag-free.

The council recommendation proposes council use an education rather than enforcement methods including a Shell Cove Resident Welcome Pack, expand the business education program and develop a web-based educational program.

Alcohol free zones

A RENEWAL of the regions Alcohol Free Zones will go before council tomorrow night.

A four-year renewal of Alcohol free and prohibited zones for areas in Warilla, Barrack Point, Albion Park Rail, Blackbutt, Mount Warrigal, Oak Flats and Shellharbour will be considered by councillors.

The proposal will be advertised in the Lake Times and on council website for 28 days and a further report will go before council.

Calderwood road realignment

 COUNCILLORS will consider the adoption of road adjustments on O’Neils and Mellows Road Calderwood for realignment.

The purpose of the joint opening and closing of the road is to realign the “paper” road to follow the existing physical road line.

Kidzwish foundation PPP

A PUBLIC, Private Partnership between council and the Kidzwish Foundation will be discussed in tomorrow’s meeting.

The business paper seeks DLG approval to enter into an agreement between council and Kidzwish for a long-term lease to build a facility on council land located at Adam Murray Way Flinders.

Kidzwish expressed interest in building a facility on the land and would cover the cost of building construction.

In the agreement council effectively give Kidzwish the land to build the facility and after the 40-year lease agreement period ends, the facility and land goes back to council.

NOTICES of MOTION

COUNCILLOR Peter Moran has five notices of motion listed in the business paper.

One seeks to engage Wollongong City Council on events for the bicentenary of white settlement in Illawarra.

Two notices seek to declassify information on a council recording from an extraordinary meeting on July 15 this year and August 12.

Cr Moran is also calling on council to prepare a detailed report on financing options for the City Hub proposal. The report is to include valuations for Lamerton House, Lot 300, council land at Tullimbar and detail total expected income from asset sales and outcomes from each asset sales.

Cr Moran also seeks information on the cost of running the Oak Flats heated pool following the removal of the Carbon Tax costs.

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