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Posted 27 June 2023

Briefing of Decisions | 26 June 2023 Council Meeting

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For further information on any of these items, please contact the Mayor, Cr Greg Howard (0409 546 247) or General Manager, Mr John Marik (03 6352 6500).

Briefing of Decisions | 26 June 2023 Council Meeting

Briefing of Decisions made at the Council Meeting held on 26 June at the Council Chambers

  • Approved and adopted the 2023/24 Budget Estimates including a capital works program of $10.3 million including $0.8 million for plant and equipment purchases, $4.8 million for new and upgraded assets and $4.7 million for asset renewals. Of the $10.3 million, $4.4 million is financed by external funding.
  • Approved and adopted the Rates and Charges for 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024 with a 6.9% increase in the general rate base and introduced a varied general rate for short-term accommodation properties within the municipality.
  • Acting as the Planning Authority, approved a planning application for use and development of a garage with relaxation of building envelope standards (retrospective) at 17 Barnett Crescent, Bridport, subject to conditions.
  • Adopted the Dorset Council Strategic Plan 2023 – 2032.
  • Adopted the 2023/24 Annual Plan.
  • Approved and adopted the Long Term Financial Plan 2024 – 2033.
  • Adopted the 2023/24 Fees and Charges Schedule.
  • Adopted revised Policy No. 42 – Rates and Charges, and delegated authority to the General Manager to make a decision in respect of an objection to a variation in a rate in accordance with Section 109 of the Local Government Act 1993.
  • Adopted the Bridge Asset Management Plan 2023 – 2033.
  • Adopted revised Policy No. 49 – New Business and Investment Assistance.
  • Received and noted the Municipal Flood Update – October 2022.
  • Tabled a Code of Conduct Determination Report in relation to a complaint made by Mr Lawrence Archer against Councillor Greg Howard.

The recording of the Council Meeting can be listened to below:

26 June Council Meeting Audio