Ordinary Council Meeting Decisions - November 2022

Published on 16 November 2022

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A trap upgrade for Singleton Clay Target Club and a strategic plan for the Maison Dieu Mountain Bike Track amounting to a combined total of almost $60,000 account for the lion’s share of projects to be funded under Round 1 of the Singleton Sports Grant Program 2022/2023.

Councillors at the November ordinary meeting allocated a total of $110,701 to six sporting organisations for seven applications under the program, which also included projects required as a result of the July flood.

They were $18,537 for Singleton Australian Football Club clubrooms’ replacement, and $16,000 for Singleton District Cricket Association and Singleton Junior Cricket Association to replace synthetic cricket nets.

The full list of the successful organisations are:

  • Howe Park Tennis: $11,699
  • Singleton Netball: $2,645 + $2,250
  • Singleton Australian Football Club: $18,537
  • Singleton Clay Target Club: $30,390
  • Singleton Mountain Bike Club Inc: $29,180
  • Singleton District Cricket Association and Singleton Junior Cricket Association: $16,000

Other decisions at Council’s meeting included:

  • Council will write to the Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Federal Opposition Leader Peter Dutton, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet, NSW Opposition Leader and local members to call for urgent assistance to cover the costs of road repairs following multiple flood emergencies. Costs have been estimated at $15 million and climbing, which is “beyond the reasonable scope of any local government authority”.
  •  The Annual Report 2021/2022 has been formally endorsed, and is now available on Council’s website. The document is a record of all that has been achieved for the community in the past financial year. You can see the 2021/2022 Annual Report here.
  • Council formally received and adopted the 2021/2022 Annual Financial Statements and Auditors Reports for the financial year ended 30 June 2022. The Audited Financial Statements are available here.
  • In consideration of the recent flooding event at Broke, Councillors resolved to waive the stallholder fees for the Broke Markets (excluding food stalls) for six months to assist in reconnecting local community members.
  • An amount of $3000 was approved to assist Rotary on Hunter with compliance and engineering certification costs for the finalisation of the commissioned sculpture at the Singleton Arts + Cultural Centre. The money will be allocated from the Mount Thorley Warkworth contribution to the Community Economic Development Fund.
  • Council will seek an urgent meeting with the Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, the Hon Sam Farraway, after rejecting a final offer for the Waterworks Lane Depot site to make way for the Singleton Bypass. Council will continue to seek better compensation for the loss of this critical community asset.
  • Council adopted the Code of Conduct and Procedures for the Administration of the Code of Conduct. The following policies were also adopted:
  • Gifts + Benefits Policy
  • Investment Policy
  • Procurement Policy
  • Integrated Risk Management Policy
    Media Policy
  • Social Media Policy

You can watch the webcast of the meeting or find the full minutes (when available) here