September Meeting Wrap

Publish Date: 16 September 2022

Buloke Shire Council’s September Meeting was highlighted by an important decision in relation to the sale of the former Sea Lake Primary School site, adoption of key documents for consultation, the setting of the swimming pool season and the noting of Council’s Commonwealth Games 2026 advocacy.

The meeting opened with a minute’s silence to honour the late Queen Elizabeth II, with a Notice of Motion also moved to mark the passing of Her Royal Highness. Council will write an official message of condolence to the Royal Family.

The next stage of the subdivision of the former Sea Lake Primary School site will begin after Council endorsed the commencement of the sale of land process under the Act including undertaking the required community engagement activities and noting a further report on the sale of land at Sutcliff Street following the conclusion of this process. 

Council’s advocacy efforts centred around the 2026 Commonwealth Games to be held across Regional Victoria have been noted. Council is advocating to the State Government for important outcomes and economic benefit to the region in the form of organised trips from Bendigo and Ballarat to explore its silo and street art, enjoy its many recreational lakes and explore the scenic Lake Tyrrell.

Council is also advocating for social housing outcomes as part of the legacy of the games, with an athlete’s village being applied for that may then become a key piece in addressing social housing needs.

Both Council’s Draft Road Management Plan and Draft Transport Asset Management Implementation Plan have been adopted for the purposes of community engagement. The Draft Road Management Plan provides an overview of Council’s road management and maintenance practises whilst the Draft Transport Asset Management Implementation Plan incorporates the elements critical to effective management of transport related assets, including roads, footpaths, kerb and channel, and bridges.

The new swimming pool season has been set and will kick off on Saturday 12 November 2022 and run through until Monday 20 March 2023. The pools will again be free to use this season and no changes to operating hours have been made. Council will continue to waive the Lifeguard fee of $50.00 per hour for all swimming pool hire bookings.

October will again be “Free Green Waste Month” following the decision of Council to open its landfills and transfers stations to green waste as preparations for another fire season ramp up. The decision also locked away the free green waste month initiative for the remainder of this Council term.

All documents as well as the minutes relating to the August Council Meeting can be found on Council’s website. The next Buloke Shire Council Meeting will be held Wednesday 15 September 2022 commencing at 7:30pm.

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