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Posted 19 September 2023

Briefing of Decisions | 18 September Council Meeting

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Briefing of Decisions | 18 September Council Meeting

Briefing of Decisions made at the Council Meeting held on 18 September at the Council Chambers

  • Acknowledged the passing of former Mayor and Deputy Mayor, Mrs Yvonne Thorne
  • Accepted a Notice of Motion from Commissioner Wardlaw relating to the provision of quarterly reports in October 2023, January 2024, April 2024 and July 2024 on the costs and revenue streams of the Blue Derby Mountain Bike trails and any significant adverse events relating to the performance of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Blue Derby Foundation.
  • Approved funding contributions to Families Tasmania ($2,000), Ringarooma Community Cultural Heritage Association Inc. ($1,157), Ringarooma Golf Club ($2,000), Lions Club of Bridport ($1,556), Scottsdale Amateur Swim Club ($1,709), and the Scottsdale RSL Sub Branch ($1,090) under Round 1 of the 2023/24 Small Grants program.
  • Approved funding contributions to the Blue Derby Foundation Limited ($4,000), Bridport Golf Club ($1,881), Musselroe Bay Community Group ($4,000) and the Dorset Community Association ($13,573) under Round 1 of the 2023/24 Matching Grants program.
  • Approved a funding contribution to the Tomahawk Community Association ($425) under Round 1 of the 2023/24 Discretionary Grants program.
  • Acting as a Planning Authority, approved a planning application for visitor accommodation (20 units) at 429 Waterhouse Road, Bridport, subject to conditions.
  • Approved a variation to the 2023/24 Budget Estimates of $309,000 to be received under the Financial Assistance Grant program.
  • Adopted reviewed Policy No. 3 – On Street Dining, Vending and Signage and noted the associated guidelines and application form.
  • Adopted reviewed Policy No. 31 – Code for Tenders and Contracts.
  • Adopted reviewed Policy No. 36 – Personal Information Protection.
  • Awarded Contract 2023/24-01 – Bituminous Sealing of Roads to the recommended tenderer, in the Closed Session portion of the Meeting.

The recording of the Council Meeting can be listened to by clicking on the link below:

Council Meeting Audio