Hastings Horizons.... services, facilities and social well being

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This consultation has concluded. A report will go to Council early in 2013.

We. You. Us!What should be on the horizon for the next stage of Port Macquarie-Hastings Council's journey Towards 2030?

With a newly elected Council the community have an opportunity to have a say on what they are satisfied with, how our parks and recreation facilities are managed and what should form the projects on the horizon for the new term of Council.

Help determine how we deliver services and meet your expectations for social wellbeing, quality of life, roads, buildings and recreation facilities!

The community is an essential part of Council’s Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework and your feedback and advice at all stages is vital in developing the Delivery Program for 2013 - 2017, which outlines the Council's priorities.

With the rating level set for the term of the Delivery Program, help us ensure our finances are used in the most effective way to meet community expectations.

Your involvement will assist us to understand community priorities, the level of community satisfaction with the services Council has provided in recent years, the issues that impact on social wellbeing and quality of life as well as expectations with regards to roads, parks and recreation facilities.

Your feedback is important and highly valued.

We. You. Us!What should be on the horizon for the next stage of Port Macquarie-Hastings Council's journey Towards 2030?

With a newly elected Council the community have an opportunity to have a say on what they are satisfied with, how our parks and recreation facilities are managed and what should form the projects on the horizon for the new term of Council.

Help determine how we deliver services and meet your expectations for social wellbeing, quality of life, roads, buildings and recreation facilities!

The community is an essential part of Council’s Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework and your feedback and advice at all stages is vital in developing the Delivery Program for 2013 - 2017, which outlines the Council's priorities.

With the rating level set for the term of the Delivery Program, help us ensure our finances are used in the most effective way to meet community expectations.

Your involvement will assist us to understand community priorities, the level of community satisfaction with the services Council has provided in recent years, the issues that impact on social wellbeing and quality of life as well as expectations with regards to roads, parks and recreation facilities.

Your feedback is important and highly valued.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Please post your questions regarding the engagment program, the survey or any aspect of the Integrated Planning and Reporting.

An answer will be forwarded to you and posted on the site.  

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    Is there any way to get more signage on the pacific highway to let travelers know how far the next toilet stop is available,I live on Miles Drive Herons Creek and there are a number of cars and mini buses turning into Miles Drive.to relieve themselves. When we take our dog for a walk we see human feces and toilet paper on the road and in the bushes.Now that summer is almost here the smell will be unbearable. I would like an answer to this as soon as possible

    Vera asked almost 9 years ago
    All signs within the Highway corridor directing or advising traffic must be approved by Roads and Maritime Service. If you lodge your request with RMS office in Grafton they can consider this issue.
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    Is there any way we could develop a botanic garden in the area next to port city bowling club. I know it is used for the I man, circus & various events but can't we have what they don't need & turn it into a vision of beauty even if on a small scale. I have been to many country towns & they manage to have a garden. Show some pride in the area council !!! Gardens make a huge difference to tourism. It beats weeds & keep the side of the roads mowed.

    anonymous_qanda_user_2 asked almost 9 years ago
    Extensive community engagement has gone into the development of the two planning documents which guide the long term strategic vision for Westport Park. 1. The Port Macquarie Foreshore Masterplan (developed by Port Macquarie - Hastings Council), and 2. The Westport Park Plan of Management (developed by Department of Primary Industries – Crown Land Division). These plans don’t currently include provisions for a botanic garden. Concepts from the plans will implemented as funding becomes available. You can learn more about the long term vision for Westport Park on Council’s website under Planning and Development.
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    What is the progress on the Wauchope High Street by-pass?

    bakka41 asked almost 9 years ago
    The Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) are currently reviewing Councils final designs and environmental assessments for the High Street bypass as they relate to the Oxley Highway proposed intersections. RMS have undertaken further traffic investigations to confirm that Councils design will achieve the expected traffic improvements for the town centre. Further advice from RMS is expected early 2013, the details of which will be reported to Council. Council has not funded construction of the total works, at this stage estimated to be in the vicinity of $2 million.
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    Is it Council policy to support the move to have councilors be appointed "federal councilors" and receive payment of $80,000 pa. If so why has this not been widely published to allow community comment?

    ktbh asked almost 9 years ago
    The Local Government Association of NSW and the Shires Association of NSW have lobbied for a review of the professional remuneration structure to ensure local government attracts appropriately qualified people with the time and dedication to run a modern large business. In July 2012 Port Macquarie-Hastings Council adopted the current fees for the financial year, of $17,060 for Councillors and an extra $37,230 for the popularly elected Mayor.
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    Since fluoride in our water was IMPOSED upon us by the former council, will the present council be considering terminating this dangerous process, or at least having a referendum onb this subject.?

    matilda asked almost 9 years ago
    To date the current Council have not called for any reports to come before Council regarding fluoridation.
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    To Gary Randall , Group Manager , Infrastructure Operations Councillors Michael Cusato & Lisa Intemann Q1 Is it indicative of Council's attitude towards the hapless ratpayers of ACKROYD St that in Council's own publication " ROADS HIERARCHY - Top 140 roads that they cannot even be bothered spelling the street name correctly . In the publication , it is spelt ACROYD. Q2 As per PMHC's " CORE SERVICES Roads Maintenance & Repair " publication , the criteria for road maintenance is among other things , " TRAFFIC VOLUMES " , HEAVY TRAFFIC VOLUMES & PEDESTRIAN MOVEMENTS ", given that Ackroyd St ( particularly near Hollingsworth St AND near the Grower's Market - Southern side ) is in abysmal condition - largely due to the HIGH volume of cars and HEAVY vehicles - many either customers or service vehicles of the Councillor's Growers Market business - WHY ( as per letter from Mr Gary Randall - dated 23 Oct 2012 ) is Ackroyd Street " not considered an immediate priority" ? As Ackroyd St is rated 109 on the abovementioned list, HOW is it that a street not even ranked in the top 140 and certainly with little traffic volumes , a road going " no where " - namely SEAVIEW AVENUE gets priority and has been COMPLETELY RE-SEALED recently ?

    anonymous_qanda_user_1 asked almost 9 years ago
    Q1.This is simply a typographical error and does not in any way reflect the relative importance of Ackroyd Street within the Hierarchy. Q2. The road repairs required on Ackroyd Street are not considered an “immediate priority” because the adopted risk based prioritisation system that council employs (which includes the relative traffic volumes, and nature and location of the hazard or road defects) identifies the service standard for these required repairs as three months. Similar hazards or road defects on a higher priority road would have a service standard of two weeks and on occasion, more significant/hazardous defects could be assessed as requiring treatment in as little as four hours (ie Immediate response/immediate priority). The defects in Acroyd whilst ideally treated immediately, unfortunately do not represent an immediate priority. Seaview Avenue has not been recently “completely re-sealed” by Council.
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    What is the timetable for the sale of the Glasshouse?

    rcflyer asked almost 9 years ago
    There is no decision of Council to sell the Glasshouse. A report on the Glasshouse Finances is scheduled for the December Council meeting.