July Meeting Wrap

Publish Date: 9 July 2020

Buloke Shire Council’s July Ordinary Meeting was a case of looking forward and looking back as Council adopted its Year 4 Annual Plan and noted the progress made against the Year 3 Annual Plan as well as adopting two key strategies.

The Year 4 Annual Plan, the last relating to the Council Plan 2017-21, has been adopted. The plan outlines a range of key actions developed through reviews of existing strategies, consideration of resources available in budget and commitments made by Council over the past twelve months.

It is another strong list of priorities including the development of a Community Engagement Policy, ICT Strategy, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Plan and Gender Equality Action Plan.

There is also the delivery of large infrastructure projects including the Lake Tyrrell Tourism project and recreation works in both Birchip and Donald as well as a partnership project with the NCLLEN to deliver the Strong Families Strong Children Program in Buloke.

Council also noted the strong progress against the Year 3 Annual Plan at the meeting, with the majority of the actions being completed and the remainder either underway or close to completion.

The year was highlighted by the delivery of multiple new travellers’ rest facilities across the Shire, joining in the Silo Art Trail with stops in Nullawil and Sea Lake and of course the two multi-purpose facilities being completed at Charlton Park and Donald Recreation Reserve.

Council has adopted both the Rural Land Use and Settlements Strategy 2020 and the Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2020-2025.

The Rural Land Use and Settlements Strategy 2020 informs such things as decision making about the application of rural zones and minimum lot sizes for subdivisions and dwellings.

The Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2020-2025 provides a plan for future waste and resource recovery in Buloke giving guidance and direction to Council. An Action Plan for the next year was also adopted.

No submissions have been received for Council’s Draft Governance Rules during a recently completed consultation period. The draft Governance Rules will now be presented to Council at its August Ordinary Meeting for adoption.

The minutes and documents to related to this meeting will be made available on Council’s website.

The next Ordinary Meeting of Council is scheduled to be held from 7.00pm on Wednesday 12 August 2020.

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