The Royal Commission into the 2009, Victorian Black Saturday bush fires delivered a number of recommendations that reiterated the importance of educating the community on the most appropriate action to take prior to and during a bush fire. Recommendations of the final report, which relate to bush fire safety policy, provide the impetus for the creation of the Community Protection Planning (CPP) framework.
Council has determined new hire fees to apply during this financial year for our Community Hall.
Primarily intended to cover inflation, the fees for two, three and four hours' hire have each increased by $1 - in percentage terms those increases range from 4 to 6%. Larger percentage increases apply for large functions such as weddings, parties or dances (7%) and commercial functions (11%).
Roadblocks remain for the Cove's Non-Urban land owners
Can an asset be a liability?siriusThu, 22/05/2014 - 4:45pm
Requests for rezoning, from eleven owners of non-urban blocks in the Cove, failed to receive any support at the May 13 meeting of GLC's Strategic Committee. An extract taken from the agenda papers is copied below. The committee recommended that Council notify the relevant land owners that no further action shall be taken to progress the requested rezoning.
A hit to community servicesdougkSat, 17/05/2014 - 3:50pm
The effects of last Tuesday's share-the-pain budget will be felt by local Councils as well. The budget freezes local government grants at the current levels irrespective of population changes or inflation. The value of these grants to NSW councils collectively will thus be eroded (in current dollar terms) by well over a quarter of a billion dollarsover the next four years. Councils, including our own, will either be forced to cut services even further or apply for even larger rate increases.