Delamere CFS Shed

3 months ago
CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Council has now taken possession from the State Government the old CFS Shed in Cole Road Delamere.  

For the past 12 months, Council has utilised the facility to store materials used throughout the district. 

Council would now like to get feedback from the Community on is there a better solution, this could include retaining it for Council Operations, Utilising it as a Community Facility or even selling it. 

Please provide us feedback on what you would like to see the facility used for.

Consultation has concluded

  • J. Delamere resident 4 months ago
    To Whom it May Concern COUNCIL REPORT 16 April 2019 - may be read in conjunction re contingent liabilities and acceptances respective to (a) Delamere site & shed and (b) Second Valley/Rapid Bay site & shed (both of the one CFS Brigade)
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    • Nigel Morris (CEO) 4 months ago
      Correct, a copy of this report is attached on the front screen.
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      • J. Delamere resident 4 months ago
        With the now closure of the 'Consultation Period' for the 2019/20 Annual Business Plan & Budget on 31st May 2019, will Council be publishing an informed response before the ABP&B is declared, to issues raised on this page (and to proposals per other Council response mediums), to this public web page? It is also noted that basic 'Risk Assessment' criteria was not included in the 'Proposal Impacts' of the COUNCIL REPORT 16 April 2019 published as stated, as a lead to invitation for general community suggested use of the 10 Cole Road Delamere site. May a reason for this also be provided. Thank you.
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        • Nigel Morris (CEO) 4 months ago
          A report on the CFS shed will be presented to Council and made available here. It is likely that this will be at the July meeting. This can include the risk assessments of options presented.
  • J. Delamere resident 4 months ago
    I am an owner/ratepayer resident of Delamere. My comments relate to the site as such as well as the redundant shed.The shed is in poor condition and I believe that the original strict proviso of the State Minister responsible for CFS assets in approving the funding and construction of the NEW shed and amenities opposite was that the old shed be demolished.The shed is basically a community 'eyesore' in the view of the writer, having been stripped of the rainwater tank and left with discarded materials and overgrown vegetation (the latter being attended occasionally by a resident where it poses a fire-hazard).The shed may contain asbestos cladding.Stormwater drainage is little more than a raised mound of roadside bitumen at the front of the shed and the shed is known to flood through the road-front door.A SA Power Networks pad-mounted Transformer is located on the site to the side of the shed. I believe that this transformer (11000V High voltage in - Low voltage out) serves a wide area of the immediate district. There is a 'Statutory Easement' around it.The shed site and adjoining land is heavily contaminated with 'PFAS' (Poly Fluoroak) from the dumping of fire-fighting retardant/foam when fire-trucks have been routinely emptied over many years.I request that these issues be included in the community discussion and subsequently by Council.I do have a suggestion for the future application of the site for broad community benefit, but do not want to detract from the above factors by nominating it now as if it were an immediate remedy. Thank you.
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    • Debora 4 months ago
      Nigel,The above is significant information the community should be aware if you are the community for their views. I am interested in your response to the above please.
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      • Nigel Morris (CEO) 4 months ago
        Hi Debora, there was no condition that sad the shed had to be demolished when it was handed back to Council. They actually gave us the option of if we wanted it back demolished or with the shed, Council decided to keep the shed on it.We addressed the flooding issue a couple of years ago, if this is still happening we will need to revisit.Other items you have raised we will need to investigate. If you have an option that you would like to keep in confidence you can e-mail us at consultation@yankalilla.sa.gov.au
      • J. Delamere resident 4 months ago
        Hi Debora, if you are informed by Nigel of any outcome in the full context of my comment above, would you please share to this page for general Delamere community benefit. Thank you.
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        • Debora 4 months ago
          IF, I get a reply I can assure you it will be posted. Regards.
  • rusty 5 months ago
    A range of options could be considered and distilled.Firstly what’s the councils ambitions and priority.- off set holding cost to a neutral point?- maximise utilisation if these types of past assets?- important to look to the development plan perhaps for any guidance.- change the thinking around how assets are utilised today online with “future use opportunity.I’d like to think about practicality and usage::Not in any order more so a brain dump to whittle down.:- lease the shed out , and get a return on the asset. - antiques etc , a typical tourist stopper that would complement not hinder current Delamere businesses.- open common art space - cover in solar panels and seek return.- mire water tanks off the roof to boost storage capacity and emergency water holding.- council storage for works down southern end of Fleurieu.- pop up shop - historical museum ( tourism offering )- flora and fauna interpretive center - U.N. manned and local community run.- community green house - change food to clear sheet - all year growing opportunity being “greenhouse” , solar panels, rain water. - Men’s shed- remove shed put in modular house for supported living trial..List is as endless as the creativity, but understanding council motives would help guide and reduce the wasteage in time and effort of the community.
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    • Nigel Morris (CEO) 4 months ago
      Council were handed the facility from the State Government and have over the past 12 months used it for as your suggested a council storage for works down southern end of Fleurieu. Council however have determined to ask the Community if there is a better use, if not it can continue to use for storage. Council's motivation is to get the best outcome for the community, we do not know what this looks like and are open to suggestions.
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      • Debora 4 months ago
        Nigel.Perhaps it you could outline the pros and cons of selling or not selling, eg an approx. annual cost savings if Council use it for ongoing storage, potential annual rent/rate income if the building was leased, approx. $$ if sold etc community members will be better informed about possibilities therefore in a better position to comment.
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        • Nigel Morris (CEO) 4 months ago
          Thanks Debora, good point. Any lease would depend on the use of the shed, Council would be unlikely to charge a community group that could get use but if it was a business may charge a nominal fee, this would be a decision of Council at the time. I will work out what the site is worth if sold and the savings we are getting using it as storage. At this stage we were looking for ideas but agree this data would assist.
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          • Debora 4 months ago
            Thank you Nigel, I look forward to further information, re the potential savings and site value as per my original comment above.
  • Moira Knight 5 months ago
    What about a men's shed. I think that this would benefit all of the males in the community.
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    • Nigel Morris (CEO) 4 months ago
      There is currently a successful men's shed at Yankalilla, behind Club Fleurieu. Is there also a need for an additional one at Delamere?
  • Gary R Brown 5 months ago
    Sell it. Let private investors develop it.
  • Andrew Hunter 5 months ago
    An airfill station for Scuba divers.