NOTICE OF INTENTION TO LEASE PUBLIC LAND
In accordance with Section 178 of the Local Government Act 1993 Council intends to lease the public land detailed below to the State Fire Commission:
For the Gretna Fire Station
A locality plan of the area is available at the Council offices or from the PDF Download below.
Any objection to the proposed leasing, stating the grounds of objection, may be made in writing to the General Manager, PO Box 20, Hamilton, 7140 by no later than Tuesday 18 July 2017.
Notice from the Derwent Catchment Project
The Platypus Walk Rejuvenation Project- Notification of works starting
Phase one of the project involves removing the willows and reforming the pathway. Greg Jordan and his team will be undertaking willow removal starting next Monday, 19th June. They will be working on both sides of the Clyde River from the beginning of the walk to the weir. Large willows will be cut/paste and racked into piles for burning on the Willowdene side. The pathway will be renewed as part of this work. Phase two will involve a Workskills team at the site for 6 months beginning mid-August. During this time the team will focus on further woody weed removal, clean-up and revegetation post willow removal. The team will also erect signage and seating. We are very excited about the start of this project, which will provide a rejuvenated walk and stretch of river for tourists visiting Hamilton and of course the local community.
If anyone has any questions regarding the project you are able to contact Josie (0427 044 700) or Eve (0429 170 048).
MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR & COUNCILLORS
Dear Community Members,
In light of recent passing of former Mayor Deirdre Flint; the resignation of former Deputy Mayor Andrew Downie; new Councillor appointments; Council believed it was very timely to undertake a complete Internal Review of the roles and functions for the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillors and the General Manager. This would help all current Councillors in understanding their newly appointed positions, to be fully aware of their obligations and appropriate functions under the Local Government Act 1993.
At the 21st March 2017 Ordinary Council Meeting, a unanimous decision was made, that Council would indeed undergo an Internal Review and an independent reviewer was then engaged by Council. This process has been a very proactive initiative of Council, to take stock of their current practices, procedures and effectiveness with the long-term approach to obtaining value for money and the best outcomes for all Central Highlands’ ratepayers and the local community as a whole.
Stages 1 and 2 of the Review process have now been completed. A confidential report has been given to Council for detailed discussion and actioning of any recommendations will be forthcoming and reported on at a later date.
31st May 2017