The next Council Meeting is being held tomorrow night, at 6pm. The full agenda, reports and all bulletins are available to download and review, as always at the City of Rockingham website. The link is at the end of this article. If you’d like a quick summary, please read on.

 

Officers Reports and Recommendations of Council Committees

 

Planning and Engineering Services Committee

 

PD-031/18 Proposed Parking Controls – Central Promenade, Rockingham & PD-032/18 Proposed Parking Controls – Syren Street, Rockingham

Both of these cover proposed changes to parking time limits. The first relates to a small number of bays on Central Promenade outside the new Icon Cancer Treatment Centre, and the second is on Syren Street outside the chemist.

Both locations are proposed to change to 15 min parking, to encourage their use as drop off / pick up points. There are 1400 other parking bays, without time restrictions within a 5 minute walk of this location.

More information can be found starting at page 8 of the Agenda.

 

PD-033/18 Proposed Amendments to Planning Policy 3.1.2 – Local Commercial Strategy – Parkland Heights Neighbourhood Centre

A proposed amendment to the City’s Planning Policy 3.1.2 – Local Commercial Strategy (LCS), to facilitate the development of a Neighbourhood Centre in the Parkland Heights Estate, comprising up to 10,000m2 of retail floor area.

More information can be found starting at page 20 of the Agenda.

 

PD-034/18 Proposed Amendment to Structure Plan – Lot 1507 Eighty Road, Baldivis

A proposed amendment to the approved Parkland Heights Structure Plan (PHSP) over Lot 9010 Sixty Eight Road (the residual balance of the original land holding Lot 1507 Eighty Road), Baldivis.

More information can be found starting at page 50 of the Agenda.

 

PD-035/18 Proposed Road Closure – Portions of Folly Road, Baldivis

A proposal to consider proceeding with a minor road closure for two sections of Folly Road, Baldivis, to enable its amalgamation with Public Open Space and create a Pedestrian Access Way (PAW).

More information can be found starting at page 73 of the Agenda.

 

PD-036/18 Final Adoption – Planning Policy No.3.3.7 – Display Home Centres

To consider the adoption of the amended Planning Policy No.3.3.7 – Display Home Centres (PP3.3.7).

PP3.3.7 sets out the development requirements for Display Home Centres in residential estates in terms of locational criteria, car parking, signage, vehicular access, lighting and rehabilitation of land following cessation of the Display Home Centre.

More information can be found starting at page 80 of the Agenda.

 

PD-037/18 Proposed Founders’ Memorial Modifications – Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation

An application seeking Development Approval for modifications to the Founders’ Memorial on Railway Terrace.

The Founders’ Memorial was constructed in 1979 to commemorate the founders of Rockingham and previously housed a time capsule, which was opened in 2001.

In May 2017, the Heritage Reference Group (HRG) considered the proposed relocation of the Founders’ Memorial, Dato Anchor, Milled Jarrah Log and Captain Stirling Landing Memorial Stone in accordance with the City’s Foreshore redevelopment works and a Heritage Impact Statement prepared by the City’s Heritage Advisor.

More information can be found starting at page 85 of the Agenda.

 

Corporate and Community Development Committee

 

CS-014/18 Material Variance Level for the 2018/2019 Statements of Financial Activity

The City is required to prepare a Statement of Financial Activity for each month which includes, in part, details of the budgeted and actual revenue/expenditure to the end of the relevant month and “material” variances between the budget and actual. Each year, Council is required to adopt the level considered “material” for the purposes of reporting these variances. From 2009/2010 until 2017/2018 the adopted material variance level has been $250,000.

More information can be found starting at page 92 of the Agenda.

 

GM-019/18 Draft Community Plan Vision, Community Aspirations and Strategic Objectives (2019 – 2029)

To seek Council endorsement of the draft Community Plan Vision, Community Aspirations and Strategic Objectives (2019 – 2029) for the purposes of community consultation.

The City of Rockingham Strategic Community Plan (2015-2025) was adopted by Council on 21 November 2014, and met all the requirements that are stipulated in the Local Government Act 1995. The Act requires a full review of the Strategic Community Plan four (4) years from when it is adopted.

The development of the City of Rockingham Strategic Community Plan (2019-2029) is a result of this requirement. The City held a series of “Planning for the future” workshops and conducted surveys to determine from the community what their vision and aspirations were for the City for the next 10-20 years.

From the inputs received, the draft Community Plan Vision, Community Aspirations and Strategic Objectives for the City’s Strategic Community Plan (2019-2029) were developed.

The workshops and surveys were held over a period of four months, from February 2018 to May 2018.

More information can be found starting at page 95 of the Agenda.

 

GM-020/18 Advocacy Position Register Review

A review of Council Advocacy positions

At its meeting held 27 September 2016 Council resolved to support the establishment of an Advocacy Position Register. As a consequence the Governance and Meeting Framework Policy was amended to institute the concept.

The Policy defines an Advocacy position as “a matter out of the scope of control of the local government but in which Council seeks to promote on behalf of the community”.

The Policy also addresses the manner in which the Advocacy Position Register is to be reviewed, with the objective of providing incoming Councillors (after an election) the opportunity to ‘have a say’ on previously resolved advocacy positions of Council.

More information can be found starting at page 102 of the Agenda.

 

GM-021/18 Ward Boundaries and Councillor Representation Review

At its meeting held 28 February 2017 Council resolved the following –

That Council REVIEWS the City of Rockingham ward boundaries and Councillor representation after the 2017 ordinary local government elections with an objective of implementing any changes prior to the 2019 ordinary local government elections.

This was in response to a request from the Local Government Advisory Board (LGAB) for the City to undertake some projections of elector numbers for the October 2017 and October 2019 elections and then consider whether a ward and Councillor representation review was necessary.

At the time data from the LGAB showed that representation for Baldivis Ward had moved from being under-represented to over-represented and Comet Bay remained over-represented.

A foundation of local government elections is the ‘one vote – one value’ principle; wherever possible there should be equal representation of councillors to electors across the Wards. The LGAB provides for a +/-10% deviation in representation from the City average.

It was anticipated that population growth in Baldivis Ward would equalise the ratios over time. At the time of the last review, it was anticipated that the proposed State Government development of Keralup would proceed, with accompanying future population growth.

The development has since been ‘shelved’. This had a significant impact on projections. The City did not have time to initiate a review prior to the 2017 local government elections and committed to pursuing a review prior to the 2019 elections.

More information can be found starting at page 107 of the Agenda.

 

CD-018/18 Recommendations from the Community Grants Program Committee Meeting held on 21 June 2018

For Council to approve the Community Grants Program Committee Recommendations as listed in the report.

More information can be found starting at page 117 of the Agenda.

 

Receipt of Information Bulletin

The Bulletins are the method the City uses to official keep the Councillors up to date with what’s happening in each department. As always, they are available to download and view on the City’s website.

 

Planning Services Bulletin

This Bulletin covers issues from;

  • Health Services
  • Building Services
  • Compliance and Emergency Liaison
  • Strategic Planning and Environment
  • Land and Development Infrastructure
  • Statutory Planning
  • Planning and Development Directorate
  • Planning and Development Directorate
    • Bush Fire Advisory Committee
    • Heritage Reference Group

 

Engineering and Parks Services Bulletin

This Bulletin covers issues from;

  • Engineering and Parks Services Directorate
  • Asset Services
  • Infrastructure Project Delivery
  • Parks Services
  • Engineering Services
  • Advisory Committee Minutes
    • Coastal Facilities Advisory Committee
    • Road Wise Advisory Committee

 

Corporate and General Management Services Bulletin

This Bulletin covers issues from;

  • Corporate Services
  • Governance and Councillor Support
  • Human Resource Development
  • Strategy and Corporate Communications
  • Investment Attraction
  • Legal Services and General Counsel
  • Advisory Committee Minutes
    • Australia Day Awards Selection Panel
    • CEO Performance Review Committee
    • Customer Service Review Committee
    • Global Friendship Committee
    • Governance Review Committee
    • Tourism Strategy Development Advisory Group

 

Community Development Bulletin

This Bulletin covers issues from;

  • Community Support and Safety Services
  • Library Services
  • Community Infrastructure Planning
  • Community Capacity Building
  • Community and Leisure Facilities
  • Advisory Committee Minutes
    • Christmas Festival Occasional Committee
    • City Safe Advisory Committee
    • Community Grants Program Committee
    • Cultural Advisory Committee
    • Disability Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee
    • Rockingham Education & Training Advisory Committee
    • Seniors Advisory Committee
    • Sports Advisory Committee

 

 

Motions of which Previous Notice has been given

 

Planning and Development Services

 

PD-038/18 Alternate Motion – Cape Peron

“That Council SUPPORTS in principle the lobbying of State Government Departments to urgently establish a transparent and collaborative consultation process to determine the best and most sustainable long-term future use and management of Cape Peron that: aligns with the Minister of Environment’s intent to convert Cape Peron Reserve (48968) into Class A, and vested for the purpose of “Conservation Park”, as stated in the Rockingham Lakes Regional Park Management Plan (Department of Environment and Conservation 2010).”

More information can be found starting at page 130 of the Agenda.

 

PD-039/18 Notice of Motion – Cape Peron – Conservation/Geo/Eco Park

“That Council:

  1. DIRECTS the CEO to produce a report of all possible options for a conservation/Geo/Eco park at Cape Peron. This should include all possible sources of revenue and economic development opportunities.
  2. DIRECTS the CEO to put the best option from part one (selected by Council) into the Tourism strategy.”

More information can be found starting at page 136 of the Agenda.

 

Corporate and Community Development Committee

 

CD-017/18 Notice of Motion – Feasibility Study for Multipurpose Arts/Culture/ Museum/ Tourism Centre

“That Council DIRECTS the CEO to carry out a feasibility study for a multi-purpose Arts, Culture, Museum and Tourism centre for the City of Rockingham.”

More information can be found starting at page 141 of the Agenda.

 

GM-022/18 Notice of Motion – City Chronicle “Opt in” and Printed Material and Paper Usage

  1. That Council DIRECTS the CEO to stop delivering the printed City Chronicle from January 2019 unless residents OPT IN to receive it.
  2. That Council DIRECTS the CEO to undertake a campaign to make residents aware of this impending change and to continue producing the online Chronicle.
  3. That Council DIRECTS the CEO to prepare a report for Council that outlines further measures that could be taken by the administration to reduce the amount of printed material and paper usage and to prepare that report by November 2018 so that Council can look at setting targets to reduce the dependency of paper-based materials.

More information can be found starting at page 145 of the Agenda.

 

Andy’s Summary

  • Parking changes in and around Central Prom and Syren Street makes sense.
  • As per usual, much of the planning related matters are focused on Baldivis, which is to be expected considering that’s where most of the development is taking place.
  • Changes to the Founders Memorial will be good. It’s a dated piece and it will better serve the people of Rockingham once it’s updated and incorporated into the new development.
  • The draft community plan and ward boundaries will go to public consultation. Looking forward to seeing the response.
  • Community Grants are a vital service and it’s great to see the work the City supports through the provision of grant money.
  • The Bulletins are always interesting to read. The City staff do a huge amount of work that often goes unnoticed. I need to spend more time making sure people are aware of the highlights.
  • It will be good to – hopefully – get a decision made on Cr Stewarts motion for Cape Peron.
  • Feasibility Study for Multipurpose Arts/Culture/Museum/ Tourism Centre, has some merit. I’m looking forward to hearing the debate on this.
  • City Chronicle “Opt in” and Printed Material and Paper. I’m very environmentally conscious and utilize the services the city provides for Councillors to be ‘paper free’ more than most, but at the same time, I like getting the City Chronicle hard copy. There’s always more that can be done in every organisation to be more environmentally friendly, and I’m looking forward to the debate on this topic too.

 

More Information

The complete July Agenda, Reports and Information Bulletins can be found at the City of Rockingham website here, as can the minutes of all previous meetings.

 

 

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