Wrap of July 2020 Council Meeting
Published on 30 July 2020
Local Government representation crucial
Council will write to State and Federal politicians to highlight the need for Local Government representation on the newly formed National Cabinet. Council will also seek to advocate on the matter via meetings with the city's State and Federal members. A decision to exclude Local Government representation at the Cabinet was made in May.
Councillors put safety first
Councillors opted to continue holding meetings via video conference due to ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks in NSW and Victoria. The matter will be reviewed again in December.
Art Gallery policies adopted
Council adopted new policies around the operation of the Art Gallery, including an Exhibition Policy and a Collection Policy. The policies can be viewed on page 30 of this month's business papers, and will be added to the "Policy" section of Council's website this week.
Food policy on hold
A draft policy around mobile food vehicles, temporary food stalls and hawkers was deferred to allow Councillors to take part in workshops around the matter.
Submissions open on smoking policy
Councillors voted to put a policy around smoke free playgrounds and sporting reserves on public display for 28 days. The draft policy can be found on page 56 of this month's business papers, and submissions around the draft policy can be made here.
Aldi gets green light
Councillors voted to approve a development application (DA) from supermarket chain Aldi to construct a store in Broken Hill. The store will be built on vacant land on the corner of Galena and Wills Streets, and will feature a 91-space carpark with shade sails. The DA was approved subject to a number of conditions that must be met to minimise the impact on surrounding residents.
Public Art Policy on display
A draft public Art Policy is open for public submissions for 28 days. The policy aims to provide a framework and guidelines fr the acquisition, assessment and development of public art. The draft policy can be found on page 61 of this month's business papers, and submissions around the draft policy can be made here.
Land for sale
Council will sell off a block of vacant land it has held since the late 1990's. The block is located at 118 Brown Street. The sale will be handled by a local real estate agent.
Land for communications
Council made a parcel of land on the Willyama Common available to Axicom for the construction of a telecommunication compound. The land will be leased for 20 years with annual rent of $12,000.
Motocross boost for Speedway Club
Council has made extra land available for the Broken Hill Speedway Club. The extension will allow the club to expand their motocross track and potentially host state and national level events in Broken Hill.