Ordinary Council Meeting Tuesday 26 July 2022

26 Jul 2022

Following is a summary of resolutions from the Ordinary Council meeting of Tuesday 26 July 2022. NB: it is not a full record of resolutions.

Lord Mayoral Minutes

New Colombo Plan Scholars

A Lord Mayoral Minute acknowledged the New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program (NCPSP) and the presentation made to, and induction of, six worthy NCPSP scholars to City of Newcastle's Ambassador Program with a Key to the City on 26 July 2022.

Ordinary business

Adoption of council policies

Council supported an amended motion to adopt the Planning Agreements Policy and Community Infrastructure Incentives Policy and place the Newcastle Heritage Policy, and Public Voice and Public Briefings Policy on public exhibition for 28 days.

Adoption of Wickham Masterplan 2021 (2022 amendment)

Council voted to adopt the Wickham Masterplan 2021 (2022 Amendment), which aims to ensure an appropriate built form outcome is achieved in Wickham.

Tender report - hire or purchase outright of heavy plant at Summerhill Waste Management Centre

Council voted to accept a tender for the dry hire of heavy plant at Summerhill Waste Management Centre to process incoming waste.

Notices of Motion

William Street pedestrian crossing, Tighes Hill

Council supported a notice of motion to prioritise the repair and upgrade of the William Street Tighes Hill pedestrian crossing in the forward works program, with consideration given to including the installation of a compliant kerb ramp, improved drainage and flood mitigation, and upgraded street lighting, signage and road markings. This pedestrian crossing is scheduled for planning and design in City of Newcastle's (CN's) 2022/23 transport program. Once design and approvals are finalised, the project will be listed for consideration under CN's forward Capital Works program, including exploring opportunities for external funding support through eligible grant programs.