The EPA Air Quality Policy 2016 becomes effective 1/7/2016. Within the policy it states that open air burning in a domestic premise with township boundaries will not be permitted unless the landowner has a Council permit, - this is a godsend for immediate neighbours particularly those with breathing type health issues who suffer the discomfort of smoked up backyards and smoke smelling houses. Some residents do not even distinguish the fire at the required time leaving it smouldering during the night. For who knows why, probably just because they can, some residents in built up residential township areas still backyard burn, so is Council 1)going to consider eliminating backyard burning altogether, 2) if backyard burning is not banned have stringent criteria for those seeking permits to burn in domestic backyards, 3) be effective in implementing the policy by issuing fines for backyard burning without permits, and 4) give due consideration for residents to rid their green waste eg a system of free green waste dumping once per month?
We will pass your questions on backyard burning to the responsible officer at Council and arrange for a reply to be sent directly to you.
The issue of waste collection, including options for green waste was raised at the various Public Forums on the draft Annual Business Plan over the last month. Council will be giving consideration to waste collection options later in 2016, including an assessment of the costs involved in providing additional waste collection services.
Further community input will be sought in relation to Kerbside Waste Collection in the future.
If Council is actively planning the future of Normanville and Yankalilla as tourist destinations is Council undertaking future planning including seeking funding to both extend the Normanville Jetty as well as make it more user friendly for people with physically impairments?
Thanks for this suggestion.
Council's Strategic Plan 2014-2018 does include various projects and programs to support local businesses and facilitate investment in facilities that will contribute to increasing recognition of our district as a destination for visitors and tourists.
Your suggestion will be considered by Council in finalising the Annual Business Plan, however this idea involves significant funding implications for a relatively small local population and should it become a priority project in the future, support from the State Government will be essential to making headway.
An initial stage to make access more user friendly, could be a starting point and should it not be funded for 2016/17, it will stay on the list for consideration in future years.
Hi it would be very nice to have a swing at cape Jervis playground we did have a netball ring for the old kids which was great until it rusted off it would be nice to have a great playground either at the park or by the ferry terminal for the kid to play on. better lighting around the public toilets for night time would be good.
Thanks for your suggestions about improving facilities at Cape Jervis.
At the public forum held at Cape Jervis on 5 May 2016, residents and property owners were encouraged to submit ideas that can be considered by Council and we will make sure that your suggestions are considered.
Should it not be decided to fund them in 2016/17, they will stay on the list for consideration within the next Annual Business Plan for 2017/18.
Three of the top four proposed major new initiatives outlined in your Annual Business Plan involve Bungala Park. The park does not generate income for the Council so why are residents rates being poured into the park ? I know there will be continual upkeep of the park but can we stop new proposals while ratepayers are screaming out for road maintenance. How many calls does the council get for new projects for the park compared to calls for dirt roads to be graded ?
Thanking you Joe Martin
Thanks for your questions.
The draft Annual Business Plan for 2016/17 proposes an increase in funding for the maintenance and upgrading/renewal of unsealed roads within the district. Priorities have been identified and approximately 15kms of unsealed roads are proposed to be substantially upgraded/renewed together with an increased maintenance budget for the road system. Over $2.3 million has been allocated to begin the job of addressing the backlog of the roads program.
The Township Sealing program that prioritises the sealing of unsealed roads within the townships is being funded. a process of undertaking engineering design plans in one year and then budgeting for the construction in the next year has commenced. In 2016/17 Seacove Crescent, Second Valley and George Drive, Yankalilla will be sealed and designs prepared for another 2 roads to enable construction in 2017/18.
Bungala Park is the first stage of a larger District level Open Space system, incorporating the Bungala Linear Park that is a long term initiative to be delivered over the next 10 the 15 years. State Government grant funding and developer contributions (associated with major land division developments) have, to date,contributed more than half of the development costs of the Park. This will continue into the future to provide Council with significant financial assistance in developing the necessary facilities for the wider community and visitors to our region.
The plan refers to a "broad concept plan" for Bungala Park. I am wondering if a copy is available for study.
Council adopted a Concept Plan for Bungala Park in 2011 after an extensive public consultation process in 2010. This plan Incorporated many of the community's suggestions and has been used to secure grant funding to assist with the staged development of the Park since then.
Bungala Park is the first stage of a much larger Linear Park along Bungala River that is planned, over time, to extend from the coast at Normanville to the Yankalilla township. This idea has been around, within the community, for many years and is embedded within the 30 Year Plan for the future development of the Yankalilla and Normanville townships. The idea of the Linear Park is to provide a high amenity public open space system to meet the needs of a growing population into the long term future (20 to 30 years) and it is expected that future township development will deliver portions of the system over time.
Important environmental improvements such as re-vegetation of the river system to help improve water quality and storm water treatment, will also be facilitated within this idea. A copy of the Concept Plan is on its way to you.