Council Briefs

Tip vouchers to go

Lismore City Council has tinkered with its tip voucher system, changing the two vouchers rate-payers get every year to Resource and Recovery Vouchers from July 1. The Resource and Recovery vouchers will include self-sorted mixed waste and the voucher system will be reviewed in one year.

Nimbin Skate Park moves ahead

The beleaguered Nimbin Skate Park moved a step closer to being finalised on Tuesday night, when Council voted unanimously to delegate authority to Council General Manager Paul O’Sullivan to negotiate terms with the preferred tenderer, Concrete Skate Parks.

Mr O’Sullivan will begin negotiations with the company to enter into a contract for design and construction of the skate park, which is being funded by a $449,000 grant from the federal government’s stimulus package and $45,000 from Council.

Road report

Lismore City Council will prepare a report on the road network issues related to the Cameron’s Road DA at McLeans Ridges.

The report will include the costs to Council of road works associated with the development, the priority and proposed delivery times of necessary road infrastructure and the likely traffic safety impacts should the Cameron’s Road development be approved.

McLeans Ridges resident Heather Dunn addressed Council and said the community was concerned that there had been a lack of clear and accurate costing of the road upgrades and clarification of who would pay. She also said there were a number of safety concerns, particularly around school busses.

“Council can no longer afford the obsolete clichéd attitude that ‘all development is good development’ and ‘build the houses and roads will come’. Appropriate planning is essential and safety is paramount and should not be compromised for the profits of developers,” Ms Dunn said.

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