It’s a wrap. Council’s August meeting

ABOVE: Your Kyogle councillors: BACK ROW: James Murray, Robert Cullen, Hayden Doolan. MIDDLE: Tom Cooper, Maggie May, John Burley. FRONT: Mayor Kylie Thomas, Janet Wilson and Danielle Mulholland. Photo: Kyogle Council

Susanna Freymark

Here is a summary of the Kyogle Council meeting on Monday, August 8.

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Here’s what was discussed at the meeting.

Pop-up Visitor Information Centre

Repurposing work at the Kyogle Visitor Information Centre was continuing and was likely to take three more months to complete, planning and environmental services director Chris White said.

In the meantime there is a pop-up visitor centre at the Kyogle Memorial Hall.

Councillor Robert Cullen asked for signage to put at the pop-up.

Money, money, money

The council’s quarterly finance report can be read here.

Several aspects of the report were discussed.

The development of Stratheden St as part of the CBD Masterplan would not be completed until December 2023.

Mr White said it would go out to tender before Christmas this year with construction starting in April.

Councillor James Murray asked about funding for the Bonalbo and Woodenbong cemeteries.

The funding the council has is for a public toilet at Woodenbong, general manager Graham Kennett said.

Cedar Point Bridge was expected to be finished at the end of August.

“We’re doing drainage work coming out of the flood,” assets and infrastructure director Tony Lickiss said.

Don’t be an animal

Read about the draft policy on keeping animals here.

Getting to the stage

Mr Cullen asked the council to look at improved access to the stage at the Amphitheatre.

All councillors agreed with this.

Making the laneway pedestrian friendly

Read about the changes to Roxy Lane here.

Housing development for seniors

A proposal to change land use for a housing development will be assessed by the Department of Planning. Read about it here.

Housing is being proposed for the Geneva site

What about waste?

Mr Kennett said there will be a 3% indexation on waste charges. The public has 28 days to comment on this.

“The public have 28 days to get cheaper waste fees,” Mr Kennett said.

The council has a grant to consult with the community about bins. The first step is hiring a community education officer.

Mr White said the intent was to supply receptacles for different waste streams.

“The community will be consulted on this once a community education officer is confirmed,” he said.

Read council’s waste policy here.

Woodenbong CBD

An upgrade is coming for Woodenbong. Read about having your say on the CBD beautification here.

That’s a wrap

Read the minutes of the August 8 meeting.

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