What does Council have planned for 2014 - 2015?

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Consultation has concluded

A balanced budget that includes an additional $1.4 million investment in roads and footpaths has formed the backbone of the draft One Year Operational Plan 2014 - 2015. The Plan outlines all the activities, programs and capital works Council will undertake during the next financial year.

The budget to carry out all the planned activities is around $190 million and includes $80 million in capital works projects.

The draft Operational Plan along with the 2014 - 2015 Fees and Charges and Revenue Policy is on public exhibition between Friday March 21 and Friday 2 May, 2014.


The community are encouraged to review Council’s plans and budget and have a say on what Council will deliver on your behalf next financial year.

All submissions will be collated and assessed in order to prepare a final report to Council in June.

UPDATE: June 16, 2014

The report for the Ordinary Council Meeting on 18 June, that outlines the results of the community engagement, the alterations to the planning documents and proposing the final documents for adoption can now be viewed on Council's website.

A balanced budget that includes an additional $1.4 million investment in roads and footpaths has formed the backbone of the draft One Year Operational Plan 2014 - 2015. The Plan outlines all the activities, programs and capital works Council will undertake during the next financial year.

The budget to carry out all the planned activities is around $190 million and includes $80 million in capital works projects.

The draft Operational Plan along with the 2014 - 2015 Fees and Charges and Revenue Policy is on public exhibition between Friday March 21 and Friday 2 May, 2014.


The community are encouraged to review Council’s plans and budget and have a say on what Council will deliver on your behalf next financial year.

All submissions will be collated and assessed in order to prepare a final report to Council in June.

UPDATE: June 16, 2014

The report for the Ordinary Council Meeting on 18 June, that outlines the results of the community engagement, the alterations to the planning documents and proposing the final documents for adoption can now be viewed on Council's website.

Consultation has concluded
  • Amendments to fees and charges August 2014

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    Following a report to Council on August 20, a number of amendments have been proposed to the 2014-2015 Fees and Charges. 

    This includes amendments for the following:
    • A pro rata fee to accommodate changes to the 80 litre commercial waste service during changeover to 140 litre.
    • A fee to accommodate customers who require two 140 litre bins due to insufficient space to fit a 280 litre bin
    • Fees for customers requiring urgent Laboratory services with rates being established for 24 hour and 48 hour turnaround
    • Implementing a range of fees in relation to inspections for water and sewerage for manufactured housing that will reduce 'red tape'.
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  • Have your questions answered at a Drop-in Information Session

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    Council will run a number of Drop-in Community Information Sessions where residents can come along throughout the timeslot and review the plans, ask questions of the staff on hand and make a submission. 

    Drop-in Community Information Sessions are scheduled for;

    • Wauchope Library  - Monday 7 April 10:30am - 12:30pm 
    • Port Macquarie Council Offices - Thursday 10 April 10:30am - 12:30pm 
    • Laurieton School of Arts Hall - Tuesday 15 April 10:30am  -12:30pm

  • Amended Fees and Charges

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    Due to an administrative error an incorrect version of the Draft Fees and Charges was loaded to PMHC Listening. This document has now been replaced with the correct Draft Fees and Charges 2014-2015, which correctly shows the proposed fees for Domestic Waste Management Services.