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Posted 19 March 2024

Briefing of Decisions | 18 March 2024 Council Meeting - Branxholm

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Briefing of Decisions | 18 March 2024 Council Meeting - Branxholm

Briefing of Decisions made at the Council Meeting held on 18 March at the Branxholm Hall

  • Endorsed the Dorset Playground Facility Audit Report recommendations for a community consultation period of 14 days.
  • Approved the reallocation of grant funding of $100,000 received under Phase 3 of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program, and a variation to the 2023/24 Budget Estimates of $50,000, for the construction of a recreation corridor pathway between Coplestone Street and King Street, Scottsdale, with a note that $100,000 will be included in Council’s 2024/25 Budget Estimates for the Scottsdale Railway Station Restoration project.
  • Received and noted the Midson Traffic Reports on Main Street, Bridport from 2019 and 2024, agreed to engage with the Department of State Growth to reduce the speed limit along Main Street, Bridport from 50 km/h to 40 km/h, agreed to install improved signage along Main Street, Bridport to identify the dismount zone for bikes, scooters, etc., and agreed to prepare concepts for pedestrian crossing treatment, within the proximity of the Main / Henry Street, Bridport intersection, for future public consultation.
  • Adopted the reviewed and revised Policy No. 44 – Social Media.
  • Adopted the reviewed and revised Policy No. 4 – Sponsorship of Sporting and Cultural Representation.
  • Approved a variation to the 2023/24 capital works road re-sheeting budget by reallocating $100,000 of unexpended funds to re-sheeting works on Cascade Dam Road, Derby.
  • Adopted the Dorset Municipal Emergency Management Plan – Issue 9, February 2024.
  • Authorised the General Manager to recover outstanding rate debt pursuant to Division 11 of the Local Government Act 1993, in the closed session portion of the meeting.
The recording of the Council Meeting can be downloaded here