Speedy meeting earns results

On 20/02/2019 by admin

APPROVAL for anewsignat Allansford’s Premier Speedway was among agenda items passed at Monday’s Warrnambool City Council meeting.
Nanjing Night Net

A special meetingto approve the councillor code of conduct provoked passionate debate, but when it came to the ordinary meeting, councillors worked through the agendaquickly.

At the special meeting councillorsBrian Kelson and Peter Hulin spoke against the code, before it was passed 4-2.

The ordinary meeting thenbegan at 5.45pm and finishedat 6.13pm.

The amendment to the Warrnambool Planning Scheme for the speedway means the sporting facility canreturn its name to itsPrinces Highwayfenceline for the first time in more thana decade.The motion was moved by councillor Rob Askew and seconded by councillor Mike Neoh, before being passed unanimously.

Also passed unanimously was the Warrnambool Planning Scheme rewrite project.The council received 15 submissions regarding the amendment, which were referred to an independent panel.

Chief executive Bruce Anson noted the council officers who contributed to the rewritehad been commended by the panel.

“Council has carried out a substantial body of strategic work in conducting the planning scheme review and preparing the amendment,” the panel commented.“The work complies with the requirements of all relevant ministerial directions and planning practice notes and the process carried out by council is to be commended as one of the best examples of a thorough planning scheme review seen by the panel members.”

Cr Neoh said the planning scheme provides framework fordevelopment into the future, while councillor Rob Askew also commended the officers and said it was a very complex document.

Also approved was the City Centre Renewal Project shopfront improvement and access fund.The fund willmatchdollar-for-dollar up to $3000 for shopfront improvements and internal all abilities access.

It forms part of the council’s business support package during the renewal works.Improvements could include painting, cleaning, removal of redundant signs, repairs or maintenance,repairs or replacements to verandahs and establishment of level access within the building.

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