Be informed and have your say on what is happening in Singleton and provide input into Council’s and our community’s future. The following items are currently on public exhibition. Details of each item can be found by viewing the documents attached to each item.
PUBLIC EXHIBITION > Draft Community Strategic Plan, Draft Combined Delivery Program + Operational Plan and Draft Resourcing Strategy
Singleton Council is current seeking comments on its draft Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP+R) documentation, which includes:
The Community Strategic Plan. Create Singleton 2032 sets out our community’s aspirations for our local government area. It provides the strategic foundation for Council to work towards common community goals.
The Delivery Program and Operational Plan have been combined to outline our priorities for the next four years, and the actions, projects and activities we are proposing to undertake in the next 12 months. The plan also includes Council’s annual budget, along with Statement of Revenue Policy, which includes the proposed rates, fees and changes for the 2022-2023 financial year.
The Resourcing Strategy includes our 10-year long-term financial plan, our Asset Management Strategy and plans, and our four-year Resourcing Strategy, providing the details as to how we are going to resource ourselves to deliver the community’s aspirations.
All draft documents are available for viewing below, and at Council’s Customer Service Centre, Visitor Information Centre and Public Library until 18 May 2022.
Submissions should be made in writing and addressed to the General Manager, Singleton Council PO Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330 or sent via email to E firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business on Wednesday 18 May 2022.
Submissions received will be considered in the report to Council prior to the adoption of the documentation.
PUBLIC EXHIBITION > MATILDA PARK
At Council’s Ordinary Meeting held on 19 April 2022, Council resolved to place the renaming of Matilda Park to Singleton Lions Park on public exhibition for a period of 28 days seeking public comment.
The background to the proposed renaming is available for viewing on Council’s website at W singleton.nsw.gov.au and at Council’s Customer Service Centre, Visitor Information Centre and Public Library until 18 May 2022.
Submissions should be made in writing and addressed to the General Manager, Singleton Council PO Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330 or sent via email to E email@example.com prior to 4.30pm Wednesday 18 May.
Enquiries can be made to Council’s Coordinator Recreation + Facilities Amanda McMahon on T 02 6578 7290.
The Singleton Lions Club has approached Council and requested that a park within Singleton be named “Singleton Lions Park” to reflect the contribution that the Lions Club has made to Singleton since being chartered in 1956.
The Club has grown from humble beginnings stemming from friendships formed during the clean-up operations from the disastrous 1955 floods that affected the Valley at that time. An audit of potential sites was undertaken, with the Lions Club identifying the site, currently known as Matilda Park, as the preferred location. Matilda Park is a grassy area in a dedicated road corridor at the corner of Wynyard Street and Munro Lane as shown in the photo below. The site is vacant except for a “Singleton Shire Council” sign and large established tree.
As the site is part of a road reserve it cannot be officially named by the Geographical Names Board (GNB) and can only be named by Council. It appears that the site became known locally as Matilda Park due to the location of the Matilda Tank at the site prior to its relocation to Townhead Park. There does not appear to have been any previous application to name the site.
The proposed name of “Singleton Lions Park” complies with the naming guidelines. The 75th Anniversary of Lions in Australia will be celebrated in September 2022. Should the renaming of Matilda Park to Singleton Lions Park be supported, the Lions Club would like to install and maintain a commemorative garden on the site.
PUBLIC EXHIBITION > DRAFT CHILDREN’S SERVICES POLICY + DRAFT VOLUNTEERING POLICY
At Council’s Ordinary Meeting held on 19 April 2022, Council resolved to place the draft Children’s Services Policy and draft Volunteering Policy on public exhibition for a period of 30 days and public notice be provided of the intention to adopt the draft policy subject to consideration of submissions received.
The purpose of the draft Children’s Services Policy is to ensure that Council meets the requirements of the National Quality Framework and Council’s position and commitment to each of the seven key quality areas of the National Quality Standards.
The purpose of the draft Volunteering Policy is to ensure that Council provides opportunities for people to connect and participate in the community through meaningful and relevant volunteer roles and provide a framework for the relationship between volunteers and Council staff.
The draft policies are available for viewing below and at Council’s Customer Service Centre, Visitor Information Centre and Public Library until Friday 20 May 2022.
Submissions should be made in writing and addressed to the General Manager, Singleton Council PO Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330 or sent via email to E firstname.lastname@example.org prior to 4.30pm Friday 20 May.
Enquiries can be made to Council’s Manager Community Service Delivery Nicole Lonsdale on T 02 6578 7290.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST > SINGLETON + DISTRICT DISABILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Singleton Council is seeking expression of interest from members of the community living with, caring for or supporting people with a disability to join the Singleton and District Disability Advisory Committee.
The Committee plays an important role in advising Council on key documents, raising awareness regarding the needs of people with a disability and assist Council in breaking down barriers and promoting access to services, information and employment.
10 community positions are available, five positions are for people with a disability, carers or family members and five positions are for service providers or community organisations that support people with a disability.
If you are interested in joining, please contact Council for a copy of the Committees Terms of Reference and nomination form by calling Council on T 02 6578 7290 by close of business 16 May 2022.
For more information contact Vicki Brereton, Director Organisation and Community Capacity on T 02 6578 7290.
PROPOSED ROAD CLOSING UNDER SECTION 38B ROADS ACT 1993
In pursuance of the provisions of the Roads Act 1993, notice is hereby given that Singleton Council proposes to close the council public road listed in Schedule 1.
- 15.19HA SECTION OF OLD BROKE ROAD, BETWEEN LOT 1 DP745971 AND LOT 24 DP755264.
Upon closure of the road, Council intends to sell the land to an adjoining land owner.
All interested persons are hereby invited to make submissions concerning the proposal to Singleton Council, PO Box 314, Singleton NSW 2330, by close of business 15 June 2022.
Please note that under the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, such submissions may be referred to third parties for consideration.
Once the submission period is completed, Singleton Council will consider all duly made submissions before deciding whether to continue with the road closure proposal.
Council Ref: 14/0857
Enquiries: CONTRACTS & PROPERTY OFFICER
Telephone: 02 6578 7574
For the General Manager, SINGLETON COUNCIL
Submissions must be received by close of business on the last day of the exhibition period, unless otherwise stated. Submissions are to be made in writing addressed to the General Manager.
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The General Manager
PO Box 314
Singleton NSW 2330
The personal information provided as part of submissions will be used for the purpose of considering the specific project or proposal on exhibition and will become a record of Council. All information will be stored securely and retained in accordance with the State Records Act 1998.
POLITICAL DONATIONS AND GIFTS
A Disclosure Statement of Political Donations and Gifts must be submitted to Council with your submission if the Public Exhibition is a Planning Matter under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. This includes, but is not limited to: Development Application (DA), Development Control Plans (DCP’s), Local Environmental Plans (LEP’s), Section 7.11 Local Contributions Plan (previously Section 94 Contributions Plans).