This report details our services, projects and financial performance for the financial year ending June 30, 2016. I commend the report to you as it contains a great deal of information about the operations of council, our performance and sets out all statutory requirements under the Local Government Act.
As usual, most of our expenditure and activity was on delivering the services the community expects. Waste collection, parks and gardens, sporting fields, roads and footpaths, stormwater and water reuse, street lighting, street sweeping, library, planning, health services, building approvals, dog and cat management and the like, make up the bulk of what we do.
This was the first full year of Council managing the Visitor Information Centre and the success of that venture will see the ongoing operation as a Council enterprise. Planning for the refurbishment of the Indoor Aquatic Centre was completed with the building work commencing in the 2016/2017 Financial Year.
Advice was received that a grant from the Federal Government Bridges Renewal Program was successful and design work commenced to replace London Street Bridge in FY 16/17. This is a $4.4M project with a subsidy of 50%.
Several high intensity rainfall events caused localised flooding of businesses in Liverpool Street and has caused council to reprioritise future storm water capital works. Work continues on bush fire mitigation and it is pleasing to report that no serious fires occurred this year.
Our CEO continues to have the confidence of Elected Members and recruitment to the Senior Management Team has resulted in a capable and professional team to implement Council’s strategies. I take this opportunity to thank CEO Rob Donaldson for his strong leadership. I thank all the staff who provide the services to our community for a job well done.
During the year Councillor Travis Rogers resigned to further his career. Travis was an excellent Councillor and I thank him for his thoughtful contributions. The provisions Section 6(2) of the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999 and Council Policy 9.63.1 Casual Vacancy, allowed Council to continue to operate with one Elected Member vacancy, without having to conduct a supplementary election, resulting in our current representation of nine Elected Members plus myself as Mayor.
Your Councillors work hard and are constantly looking to implement things that will benefit the community. We are always mindful that the community pays for Council operations through rates, and therefore conscious of achieving efficiency and value for money.
We are your local government and rely on you to interact with us, to comment on our plans and projects and to tell us the bad things and the good. My contact number is 0437 437 051 and I welcome your feedback and comments.
The Annual Report contains the required legislative information and details and photos of projects and services provided through out the year.
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