The council will consider an especially large agenda at our meeting next Tuesday, August 20, so I thought for this week I would preview some of the important items for our community. As usual the agenda will be available to the public on Friday on the council's website or at the Civic Centre, and as always, community members are welcome to attend the meeting at 6pm next Tuesday.
Performing Arts Centre
The council will consider an amended scope for the Goulburn Performing Arts Centre, following our resolution on May 21. The approved construction budget (2019/20) is $18.5 million. Zauner Construction have amended the scope for the project, and provided us with two options, one including the fly tower and one excluding. We are hopeful of being able to include the fly tower as it has been noted as an important element by the performance community. The general manager is recommending that we incorporate the fly tower for an additional cost of $450,000.
We will consider a post-exhibition report regarding the Marulan/Mistful Park zoning review. If accepted by the council as recommended by staff, this will include rezoning of a number of lots, adding 'tourist/visitor accommodation, camping ground and caravan park' as permitted use for Lot 6 DP1220973 in the Mistful Park, and amendment of floor space restriction for 'neighbourhood shops' from 1000m2 to a maximum of 250m2 among other elements of this review. The changes would mean a medium sized local supermarket would be permissible in Mistful Park, Marys Mount. This review and planning proposal were placed on public exhibition from Thursday, June 27 to Friday, July 26.
Dossie Street Amendment
Planning staff have put forward a report regarding a planning proposal that seeks to rezone elements of our Dossie Street land holding. The planning proposal would see two land parcels rezoned as 'general industrial', a parcel as R5 'large lot residential', a significant lot rezoned E4 'environmental living' to preserve exotic grasslands and a small lot with heavy vegetation zones as RE1 'public recreation'.
If approved by the council, this will be forward to the Department of Planning for a gateway determination.
Vietnam Veterans Day
This Saturday, August 17, a Vietnam Veteran's Day Service will be held at the Honour Roll in Belmore Park at 11am. The ceremony traditionally marks the anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. All serving ex-service members of the Defence Force, relatives and friends and members of the public are invited to attend.