Here’s what council plans to do in the next 12 months
A draft regional public art plan will finally land by June 30, 2024, according to the operational plan.
Click the link for a story written more than two years ago about Council’s public arts policy.
A Masterplan for Warnervale Airport is planned to be developed and adopted by the end of December 2023. This too has been coming for some time. The Catchments to Coast Advisory Committee had a sneak preview of the masterplan at their March meeting in 2022.
After months of chats with locals last year, the adoption of a water and sewer customer charter is less than three months away: we should see it by September 30, 2023.
Council is aiming for less than eight Water Quality complaints per 1000 properties this year and less than 30 wastewater overflows per 100kms of main.
And, put this one in the diary: Council-under-administration is going to conduct “A wellness survey” by March 31, 2024.
Other reports coming include:
A report on FOGO (Food organics and garden organics) feasibility and business case for FOGOs being processed into “beneficial use” is due by the end of the financial year; June 30, 2024.
Council’s Community Strategic Plan and operational plan for 2025 – when we should have councillors again – will be reviewed and “engagement results”will be documented and a recommended approach will be written up for the consideration of the incoming elected councillors.
New Coastal Management Programs for various areas completed or stages completed by June 30, 2024.
These include the open coastal areas; Tuggerah Lakes; the Hawkesbury River as well as the Coast’s lagoons such as Avoca.
Prepare a draft Heritage Chapter of the Development Control Plan for exhibition by 30 June 2024.
Environmental Lands Review
This related to more than 3000 blocks of land in the former Gosford area that still need zoning updates.
This has been dragging on for years, before amalgamation.
The operational plan states that Complete phase 2 “deferred matter report and planning proposal” of the Environmental Lands Review will be done by 30 June 2024.
But going on information available in January, we were expecting public exhibition of these lands ASAP as the plan was to be finalised by March 31, 2024 and prior to that, it was in last year’s operational plan to be completed by June 30, 2023..