Pound location, recycling and roads on the agenda
ROCKHAMPTON Regional Council will discuss a variety of issues in three committee meetings today.
Councillors will be shown a report with new options for the regional pound facility in the planning and regulatory committee, after the previous site was found to be affected by flooding. The budget for the new facility remains $1.6 million, with funding allocated in the 2016/17 and 2017/18 budgets for construction to begin in stages. An alternative site would still use the original plan.
The airport, water and waste committee will receive the 2016/17 performance plan which is expected to show the region's recycling rates continue to drop, while contamination rates are on the rise. This issue is expected to be a major council focus in the coming year.
The planning and regulatory committee will consider several applications under the development incentives policy. If approved, developers would be given a refund on application fees and some infrastructure charges. Councillors will also receive reports on approved and upcoming developments, which have been decided by officers under delegation.
A report to be tabled in the airport, water and waste committee is expected to reveal Rockhampton Airport passenger numbers are again on the rise.
The infrastructure committee is expected to hear an update from the Department of Transport and Main Roads on the progress of major projects in region, including the Ring Road, cattle train access through the city and highway duplications from Rockhampton to Gracemere. The committee are also set to be given an update on the impact of traffic calming measures at German St, Norman Gardens.