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Council Agenda

 

 

 

31 July 2019

 

 

 

 

 


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CITY OF BUSSELTON

MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA – 31 July 2019

 

 

 

TO:                  THE MAYOR AND COUNCILLORS

 

 

NOTICE is given that a meeting of the Council will be held in the the Council Chambers, Administration Building, Southern Drive, Busselton on Wednesday, 31 July 2019, commencing at 5.30pm.

 

Your attendance is respectfully requested.

 

 

DISCLAIMER

Statements or decisions made at Council meetings or briefings should not be relied on (or acted upon) by an applicant or any other person or entity until subsequent written notification has been given by or received from the City of Busselton. Without derogating from the generality of the above, approval of planning applications and building permits and acceptance of tenders and quotations will only become effective once written notice to that effect has been given to relevant parties. The City of Busselton expressly disclaims any liability for any loss arising from any person or body relying on any statement or decision made during a Council meeting or briefing.

 

 

 

PAUL NEEDHAM

 

A/CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

19 July 2019


CITY OF BUSSELTON

Agenda FOR THE Council MEETING TO BE HELD ON 31 July 2019

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

ITEM NO.                                        SUBJECT                                                                                                                              PAGE NO.

1....... Declaration of Opening and Announcement of Visitors. 5

2....... Attendance. 5

3....... Prayer. 5

4....... Application for Leave of Absence. 5

5....... Disclosure Of Interests. 5

6....... Announcements Without Discussion.. 5

7....... Question Time For Public. 5

8....... Confirmation and Receipt Of Minutes. 5

Previous Council Meetings. 5

8.1          Minutes of the Council Meeting held 26 June 2019. 5

9....... RECEIVING OF Petitions, Presentations AND DEPUTATIONS. 5

10..... QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS OF WHICH DUE NOTICE HAS BEEN GIVEN (WITHOUT DISCUSSION). 5

11..... Items brought forward for the convenience of those in the public gallery. 5

12..... Reports of Committee. 5

13..... Planning and Development Services Report. 5

14..... Engineering and Work Services Report. 6

14.1        Award of Tender RFT07/19 - Arboriculture Services. 6

15..... Community and Commercial Services Report. 11

15.1        COMMUNITY BIDS 2019/2020 ROUND 1 ALLOCATIONS. 11

16..... Finance and Corporate Services Report. 17

16.1        CORPORATE BUSINESS PLAN 2019 - 2023. 17

17..... Chief Executive Officers Report. 83

17.1        COUNCILLORS' INFORMATION BULLETIN.. 83

18..... Motions of which Previous Notice has been Given.. 87

19..... urgent business. 87

20..... Confidential Matters. 87

21..... Closure. 87

 


Council                                                                                      4                                                                          31 July 2019

 

1.               Declaration of Opening and Announcement of Visitors

2.               Attendance 

Apologies

Approved Leave of Absence

3.               Prayer

4.               Application for Leave of Absence  

5.               Disclosure Of Interests

6.               Announcements Without Discussion

Announcements by the Presiding Member 

7.               Question Time For Public

Response to Previous Questions Taken on Notice 

Public Question Time For Public

8.               Confirmation and Receipt Of Minutes 

Previous Council Meetings

8.1             Minutes of the Council Meeting held 26 June 2019

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the Council Meeting held 26 June 2019 be confirmed as a true and correct record.

9.               RECEIVING OF Petitions, Presentations AND DEPUTATIONS

Petitions

Presentations

Deputations

10.             QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS OF WHICH DUE NOTICE HAS BEEN GIVEN (WITHOUT DISCUSSION)

11.             Items brought forward for the convenience of those in the public gallery

12.             Reports of Committee

Nil

13.             Planning and Development Services Report

Nil


Council                                                                                      6                                                                          31 July 2019

14.             Engineering and Work Services Report

14.1           Award of Tender RFT07/19 - Arboriculture Services

SUBJECT INDEX:

Award of Tender RFT07/19 - Aboriculture Services

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE:

Assets are well maintained and responsibly managed.

BUSINESS UNIT:

Operation and Works Services

ACTIVITY UNIT:

Parks and Gardens

REPORTING OFFICER:

Manager, Operation and Works Services - Matthew Twyman

AUTHORISING OFFICER:

Director, Engineering and Works Services - Oliver Darby

VOTING REQUIREMENT:

Absolute Majority

ATTACHMENTS:

Attachment a   Confidential RFT07/19 Tender Recommendation Report, Evaluations and Panel Consensus Score Sheets  

 

Attachment A is confidential under Section 5.23 - 2(c) of the Local Government Act 1995 in that it deals with “a contract entered into or which may be entered into, by the local government”.  Copies have been provided to Councillors, the Chief Executive Officer and Directors Only.

 

PRÉCIS

 

The Council is requested to consider the submission from Contractors in response to Request for Tender RFT07/19 Arboriculture Services (the Tender).  The Tender has now closed and tender submissions have been received and evaluated. This report summarises the submissions received and recommends that the Council endorse the outcome of the evaluation panel’s assessment and delegate authority to the CEO to negotiate and agree on final terms and conditions and award a contract to Finebrand Pty Ltd ATF The Badger Family Trust T/A Arbor Guy (Arbor Guy).

 

BACKGROUND

 

The Contract is for the provision of arboriculture services comprising all aspects of tree pruning, removal and specialist arboriculture services. The work involves pruning, on-site chipping and disposal of chippings and tree branches, on public roads and reserves and other Council owned or managed property.

 

The Tender invited suitably qualified and experienced contractors to make submissions to enter into a Contract for the provision of arboriculture services throughout the City of Busselton in accordance with the Specification.

 

The Requirements were broken down into two “Tasks” as detailed in section 3.2 of the Request for Tender.  The Requirements of each Task included:

 

Task 1 – Scheduled and emergency arboriculture services; and

Task 2 – Consultancy and specialised arboriculture services.

 

Tenderers were invited to submit tenders for all Tasks or any combination thereof on the basis that any submission for each Task must be submitted for the entirety of the Requirements of that Task.

 

STATUTORY ENVIRONMENT

 

The contract value is greater than $500,000, therefore, in accordance with section 5.43(b) of the Local Government Act 1995 (Act), read with Delegation 3J, the tender must be accepted by the Council and will require a report to the Council.

 

In terms of Section 3.57 of the Act a local government is required to invite tenders before it enters into a contract of a prescribed kind under which another person is to supply goods and service. Part 4 of the Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations 1996:

 

·    requires that tenders be publicly invited for such contracts where the estimated cost of providing the required goods and/or service exceeds $150,000; and

·    under Regulations 11, 14, 18, 20 and 21A provides the statutory framework for inviting and assessing tenders and awarding contracts pursuant to this process.

 

With regard to the Tender, City officers have complied with abovementioned legislative requirements.

 

RELEVANT PLANS AND POLICIES

 

The City's purchasing policies and its occupational health and safety, asset management and engineering technical standards and specifications were all relevant to the Tender, and have been adhered to in the process of requesting and evaluating tenders.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

 

This Contract is funded by the City of Busselton’s Engineering & Works Services Capital & Operating Budgets.

 

The estimated total value of the procurement over the full contract term of two years plus two 1-year options to renew is $1,550,000 (inc. GST). The estimated total value of the initial contract of two (2) years is $775,000 (inc. GST).

 

The application of appropriate selection criteria has contributed to ensuring that the successful tenderer is offering the "best value" with respect to the provision of arboriculture services within the City of Busselton.

 

The contract was separated into Task 1 – Scheduled and Emergency Arboriculture Services and Task 2 Consultancy and Specialised Arboriculture Services. This was to provide a distinction between the types of works being undertaken by the Contractor and to ensure the City was obtaining competitive pricing. The separation of Tasks within the Contract will result in an improved level of service from the successful tenderer.

 

Comparison of existing and tendered rates indicate an overall 5.75% increase in price since award of the current tender in September 2015, noting CPI increase in the same period was 3.8%. This is inclusive of the provision for traffic management by the preferred tenderer. Labour and plant/equipment rates excluding traffic management indicate an increase of 3.9%, in line with CPI.  Traffic management rates within this tender are comparable to the City’s current contract rates for Traffic Management Services.

 

LONG-TERM FINANCIAL PLAN IMPLICATIONS

 

The costs associated with this project have been included in the City’s Long Term Financial Plan and therefore the officer recommendation does not give rise to any long term financial plan implications.

 


 

STRATEGIC COMMUNITY OBJECTIVES

 

The officer recommendation primarily aligns with the following Key Goal Area and Community Objective of the City of Busselton’s Strategic Community Plan 2017:

 

Key Goal Area 6: - LEADERSHIP: Visionary, collaborative, accountable.

6.4: Assets are well maintained and responsibly managed.

 

RISK ASSESSMENT

 

An assessment of the potential implications of implementing the officer recommendation has been undertaken using the City’s risk management framework, with risks assessed taking into account any controls already in place. No such risks have been identified.

 

CONSULTATION

 

The Tender was advertised in the West Australian newspaper and the City of Busselton tenders website (Tenderlink) on Saturday 15 June 2019. The closing time and date for lodgement of a response was 2.00pm on Friday 5 July 2019.

 

Officers have undertaken reference checks of the preferred tenderer.

 

OFFICER COMMENT

 

The City received a total of five submissions as follows:

 

Adrian John Bennetts T/A AJ’s Tree Cutters (AJ’s Tree Cutters)

Finebrand Pty Ltd ATF The Guy Badger Family Trust T/A Arbor Guy (Arbor Guy)

Dale Arron Rule ATF The DAR Trist T/A BDA Treelopping (BDA Tree Lopping)

Thomas Howlett and David Simmonds T/A Tom’s Tree Services (Tom’s Tree Service)

KBB Pty Ltd ATF The KB Family Trust T/A A-Cut Tree Services (A-Cut Tree Services)

 

The compliance criteria specified for this Request were:

 

(a)       Compliance with and completion of the Price Schedule;

(b)      Compliance with the Specification as contained in this Request for Tender; and

(c)       Compliance with City of Busselton OSH Requirements.

 

The tender assessment was carried out by a tender evaluation panel in accordance with normal practice.

 

Tenders were evaluated using the tendered prices and information provided by tenderers in response to the qualitative criteria specified in the Tender.  A scoring and weighting system was used to assess the tendered prices and the responses against the qualitative criteria.

 


 

The following weightings were applied to the qualitative criteria and to price:

 

·  Relevant Experience                                         15%

·  Local Benefit                                                          5%

·  Respondent’s  Resources                                10%

·  Demonstrated Understanding                      20%

·  Occupational Health and Safety                     5%

 

The City adopted a best value for money approach to this Tender. This means that, although price was a consideration, the tender containing the lowest price was not necessarily accepted, nor was the tender ranked the highest in relation to the qualitative criteria.

The extent to which a tender demonstrated greater satisfaction of each of the qualitative criteria resulted in a greater score. The tendered prices were then assessed together with the weighted qualitative criteria and the tenders scored and ranked to determine the most advantageous outcome to the City.

 

The outcomes of the Evaluation Panel’s review are detailed in the attached confidential Tender Evaluation and Recommendation Report (Attachment A).

 

In summary, the final ranking demonstrated that the tender from Finebrand Pty Ltd ATF The Guy Badger Family Trust T/A Arbor Guy (Arbor Guy) represents the most advantageous tender for the City.

 

CONCLUSION

 

The tender evaluation panel has completed their assessment of the Tender in line with the City's tender process and it is recommended that Council endorse the outcome of the evaluation panel’s assessment and delegate authority to the CEO to negotiate and agree final terms and conditions with and to award a contract for the following tasks:

 

·    Task 1 –        Scheduled and emergency arboriculture services Pruning: Finebrand Pty Ltd ATF The
                        Guy Badger Family Trust T/A Arbor Guy; and

·    Task 2           Consultancy and specialist arboriculture work: Finebrand Pty Ltd ATF The Guy Badger
                        Family Trust T/A Arbor Guy.

 

OPTIONS

 

The Council may consider the following alternate options:

 

1.    To award the Tender to an alternative tenderer/s. In the view of the officers this could result in the Tender being awarded to a tenderer that is not most advantageous to the City.

 

2.    To not award the Tender. This would mean going back out to tender, resulting in significant delays to the contract award and potential significant delays to the provision of cleaning services to City owned facilities. The current interim contract would also need to be extended with the Contractors who are currently engaged to provide these services.

 

For the reasons provided in this report, the abovementioned options are not recommended.

 

If any Councillor is minded to either of the above options, officers can assist on the drafting of a suitable alternative motion.

 

TIMELINE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF OFFICER RECOMMENDATION

 

The selection of the preferred tenderer can be made immediately after the Council has endorsed the officer's recommendation. Subject to negotiation and agreement on scope and budget the successful

Tenderers will then receive formal written notification. All tender applicants not selected as preferred will also be notified at this time.

 

OFFICER RECOMMENDATION

 

That the Council:

 

1.    Endorse the outcomes of the tender evaluation panel’s assessment in relation to RFT07/19–Arboriculture Services, which recommend the tender submitted by Finebrand Pty Ltd ATF The Guy Badger Family Trust T/A Arbor Guy being assessed as providing the most advantageous to the City of Busselton.

 

2.    Delegate power and  authority to the CEO to:

 

a.      Negotiate and agree with the Preferred Tenderers variations in accordance with Regulations 20 and 21A of the Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations 1996 subject to such variations not to exceed the overall project budget;

b.     Negotiate and agree with the Preferred Tenderer the final terms and conditions of the contract (including rates/contract prices); and

c.      Pursuant to resolutions 2.a and b. enter into contracts with the Preferred Tenderer for supply of the relevant goods and services.

 

  


Council                                                                                      24                                                                        31 July 2019

15.             Community and Commercial Services Report

15.1           COMMUNITY BIDS 2019/2020 ROUND 1 ALLOCATIONS

SUBJECT INDEX:

Donations, Contributions and Subsidies

STRATEGIC CONTEXT:

Key Goal Area: 1. COMMUNITY: Welcoming, friendly, healthy

Objective: 1.4 Community services and programs that support people of all ages and backgrounds.

BUSINESS UNIT:

Community Services

ACTIVITY UNIT:

Community Services

REPORTING OFFICER:

Community Development Officer - Naomi Davey

AUTHORISING OFFICER:

Director, Community and Commercial Services - Naomi Searle

VOTING REQUIREMENT:

Simple Majority

ATTACHMENTS:

Nil

PRÉCIS

Each year the City of Busselton provides financial assistance to community groups and not-for profit organisations through the Community Bids process. This assistance is provided for specific activities or projects proposed to be undertaken by that group or organisations within the forthcoming financial year.

 

This report provides a summary of the outcomes from the workshop on 26 June 2019, and seeks formal endorsement of the Community Bid submissions to be funded in the first round of the 2019/20 financial year.

 

BACKGROUND

 

In March 2011, the Council resolved (C1103/097) to allocate funding to the Community Bids program as follows:

 

1.    Council allocate a total of 0.5% of estimated rates to be levied to Major Project Assistance Grants to be determined as part of the Community Bids assessment process advertised in the first quarter of each year.

 

2.    Allocate a total of $50,000 to Minor Project Assistance Grants to be determined twice each year, once as part of the Community Bids process, and once again in September each year.

 

3.    Increases the maximum amount of Minor Project Assistance Grants from $3,000 to $5,000 for any one project.

 

Applications for the first round of Community Bids funding for the 2019/20 financial year opened in April 2019 and a total of nineteen (19) applications were received, including eight (8) minor bid applications requesting a total of $23,504 in funding and eleven (11) major bid applications requesting $175,800. The City also has two (2) multi-year funding arrangements with the South West Academy of Sport ($10,000) and Busselton Senior High School P&C for the Busselton Trade Training Centre ($10,000).

 

Applications were assessed by an officer working group, in accordance with Community Bids guidelines, and recommendations were discussed with Councillors at a workshop held on 26 June 2019. The outcomes of the workshop form the basis of the officer recommendations in this report.

 

Additionally in 2019/20 there are three (3) annual funding agreements outside of the Community Bids program that have expired:

 

·    YouthCARE

·    Busselton Senior Citizens Club

·    Surf Life Saving WA.

 

These agreements were discussed at the Community Bids workshop and are also presented for ongoing endorsement.

 

STATUTORY ENVIRONMENT

 

The officer recommendation supports the general function of a local government under the Local Government Act 1995 to provide for the good government of persons in its district.

 

RELEVANT PLANS AND POLICIES

 

The Community Bids funding program is an opportunity for community based organisations to seek assistance to implement initiatives that benefit the wider community and is a program contained within the City of Busselton Corporate Business Plan 2018-2022.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

 

Based on the current funding model, the total funds available for allocation for round one (1) of the 2019/20 Community Bids program is $245,800. The proposed funding allocations for minor and major projects detailed in the officer recommendation totals $173,401. This leaves a balance of $72,399 for round two (2) of the 2019/20 program.

 

Budgeted funding allocations for the 2019/20 for the three (3) expired annual funding agreements outside of the Community Bids program are:

 

YouthCARE

$40,490

Busselton Senior Citizens Club

$86,794

Surf Life Saving WA

$146,855

 

LONG-TERM FINANCIAL PLAN IMPLICATIONS

 

The Community Bids program is incorporated in the LTFP in line with Council resolution C1103/097.

 

STRATEGIC COMMUNITY OBJECTIVES

 

The officer recommendation aligns primarily to Key Goal Area one ‘Community’ and specifically to Community Objective 1.4 – ‘Work with key partners to provide a range of community services and programs that support people of all ages and backgrounds’.

 

RISK ASSESSMENT

 

An assessment of the potential implications of implementing the officer recommendation has been undertaken using the City's risk assessment framework. Risks are identified where the residual risk, once controls have been identified, is identified as 'medium' or greater. There are no such risks identified.

 

 

CONSULTATION

 

The Community Bids funding program was advertised in the Council for the Community page on 27 March, 3 April and 17 April 2019 and the City of Busselton website. Recognised community groups and sporting clubs in the City of Busselton were also notified of the Community Bids process via email. A Community Bids workshop was held on 7 March 2019 in which 30 interested community groups and organisations attended.

 

OFFICER COMMENT

 

Applications were assessed by an officer working group using the following criteria:

 

•    Does the project, program or activity meet the Community Bids criteria?

•    Has the applicant outlined why the projects, programs or activities are needed by the community?

•    Is there an expectation or risk to the community if the project, program or activity does not proceed?

•    Did the organisation or group state the level of cash or in kind contribution they will make to the project, program or activity?

•    Has the applicant demonstrated attempts at seeking funding from other sources?

•    Has the applicant been successful in previous community bids applications and what was the funded amount?

•    Does the project align with the City of Busselton's Strategic Community Plan?

 

Officers presented the applications to Councillors at a workshop on 26 June 2019, where the following recommendations were made:

 

 

APPLICANT

PROJECT TITLE

REQUEST

RECOMMENDATION

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

Minor Application

1

Yallingup Steiner School

Defibrillator at Carbanup Hall

$1500

$1,500

 

2

Busselton Squash Club

Junior Squash Development Program

$5,000

$5,000

 

3

Cape Mountain Bikers

Trail Counter System

$3173

$3173

 

4

Dunsborough Bay Yacht Club

Plakka Trailer Replacement

$3,000

$3,000

 

5

Yallingup Boardriders Club

YBR Marquee and Water Safety Laptop

$2,150

$2,150

 

6

Dunsborough and Busselton Wildlife Care Inc.

Operation Monitored Release

$4,732

$2,366

Funding for 4 motion sensitive cameras only

7

Busselton Aero Club Inc.

Replacement of 2 air conditioners in Club Rooms

$2,400

$1,200

Funding for one air conditioner in training room only

8

Anglicare WA

Busselton Financial Counselling Printer Replacement

$699

$0

 

 

APPLICANT

PROJECT TITLE

REQUEST

RECOMMENDATION

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

Major Application

1

Dunsborough Lakes Golf Club

All weather training facility

$18,276

$18,276

 

2

Busselton Hockey Stadium Club Inc.

Lighting Upgrade

$59,000

$59,000

 

3

Dunsborough & Districts Progress Association

Djiljit Mia Community Gathering Space

$40,000

$40,000

 

4

Busselton Pottery Group Inc.

New Electric Kiln

$7,000

$7,000

 

5

Dunsborough Junior Soccer Club

Soccer Goals

$7,500

$7,500

 

6

Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group

Restoration of Truck Shed and new water tank

$19,000

$19,000

 

7

Dunsborough Community Garden

Stage 3

$10,529

$1,800

Funding allocated for pedestrian gate only

8

Busselton Population Medical Research Institute

Equipment for the Busselton Health Survey Study

$25,250

$712

Funding for anatomy models only

9

Dunsborough & Districts Country Club

Replacing of CCTV

$5,835

$0

 

10

FAWNA

Media Upgrade

$6,951

$0

 

11

Busselton Chamber of Commerce

Busselton Business Hub

$30,000

$0

 

12

SWAS

SWAS Support Program

$10,000

$10,000

3rd year of 4 year funding agreement

13

Busselton Senior High School P&C

Busselton Trade Training Centre

$10,000

$10,000

2nd year of 3 year funding agreement

 

 

 

Total

$191,677

Remaining $54,123

 

Since the workshop, the Dunsborough Lakes Golf Club have withdrawn their application as a result of not securing Community Sport and Recreation Facility Funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

 

The Busselton Senior Citizens Centre have requested a three (3) year funding agreement to assist with strategic planning and a facility maintenance program.

 

To give effect to funding decisions, the City will enter into written agreements with the successful applicants.  Section 9.49A of the Local Government Act provides power for Council to authorise the CEO or a City employee to sign documents on behalf of the City, including deeds.  As the funding is in the nature of a grant, it is considered that deeds are an appropriate form of agreement.  It is considered appropriate and efficient for the funding agreement deeds to be signed by the CEO.

 


 

CONCLUSION

 

The Community Bids funding program is constantly evolving and aims to meet community needs, with funding available to further priority goals and objectives identified in the City of Busselton Strategic Community Plan 2017.

 

It is recommended that Council adopts the funding allocations as outlined in the officer recommendation.

 

OPTIONS

 

Council may wish to consider different levels of funding proposed for all or some of the Community Bids applications.

 

TIMELINE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF OFFICER RECOMMENDATION

 

All Community Bid applicants will be individually advised in writing of the outcome of the Council decision within 21 days. Successful applications will be required to sign a grant agreement with the City and meet any specific conditions of funding. City officers will continue discussions with applicants regarding other grant funding opportunities.

 

OFFICER RECOMMENDATION

 

That the Council:

1.            Endorses the provision of funding for Round One of the 2019/20 Community Bids funding program as outlined in the table below on the conditions outlined in this report:

 

Minor Application

 

 

APPLICANT

PROJECT TITLE

RECOMMENDATION

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

 

1

Yallingup Steiner School

Defibrillator at Carbanup Hall

$1,500

 

 

2

Busselton Squash Club

Junior Squash Development Program

$5,000

 

 

3

Cape Mountain Bikers

Trail Counter System

$3173

 

 

4

Dunsborough Bay Yacht Club

Plakka Trailer Replacement

$3,000

 

 

5

Yallingup Boardriders Club

YBR Marquee and Water Safety Laptop

$2,150

 

 

6

Dunsborough and Busselton Wildlife Care Inc.

Operation Monitored Release

$2,366

Funding for 4 motion sensitive cameras

 

7

Busselton Aero Club Inc.

Replacement of 2 air conditioners in Club Rooms

$1,200

Funding for air conditioner in training room only

 

8

Anglicare WA

Busselton Financial Counselling Printer Replacement

$0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPLICANT

PROJECT TITLE

 RECOMMENDATION

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

Major Application

1

Busselton Hockey Stadium Club Inc.

Lighting Upgrade

$59,000

 

2

Dunsborough & Districts Progress Association

Djiljit Mia Community Gathering Space

$40,000

 

3

Busselton Pottery Group Inc.

New Electric Kiln

$7,000

 

4

Dunsborough Junior Soccer Club

Soccer Goals

$7,500

 

5

Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group

Restoration of Truck Shed; new water tank

$19,000

 

6

Dunsborough Community Garden

Stage 3

$1,800

Funding allocated for pedestrian gate only

7

Busselton Population Medical Research Institute

Equipment for the Busselton Health Survey Study

$712

Funding for anatomy models only

8

Dunsborough & Districts Country Club

Replacing of CCTV

$0

 

9

FAWNA

Media Upgrade

$0

 

10

Busselton Chamber of Commerce

Busselton Business Hub

$0

 

11

SWAS

SWAS Support Program

$10,000

3rd year of 4 year funding agreement

12

Busselton Senior High School P&C

Busselton Trade Training Centre

$10,000

2nd year of 3 year funding agreement

 

2.            Authorises the CEO to sign on behalf of the City one (1) year funding agreement deeds with the successful applicants;    

 

3.            Authorises the CEO to sign on behalf of the City a one (1) year funding agreement deed with YouthCARE for the purpose of providing chaplaincy services for 2019/2020 for an annual contribution of $40,490;

 

4.            Authorises the CEO to sign on behalf of the City, a three (3) year funding agreement deed with the Busselton Senior Citizens Centre Inc. for the purpose of providing seniors services for 2019/2020 – 2021/22 inclusive for an annual contribution of $86,794 (indexed per annum);

 

5.            Authorises the CEO to sign on behalf of the City a one (1) year funding agreement deed with Surf Life Saving WA for the purpose of providing lifesaving services for 2019/2020 for an annual contribution of $146,855;

 

6.            Amalgamate the remaining minor ($31,611) and major ($40,788) bids funds for round two (2) 2019/2020 of the Community Bids funding program.

 

16.             Finance and Corporate Services Report

16.1           CORPORATE BUSINESS PLAN 2019 - 2023

SUBJECT INDEX:

Corporate Planning

STRATEGIC CONTEXT:

Key Goal Area: 6. LEADERSHIP Visionary, collaborative, accountable

Objective: 6.1 Governance systems, process and practices are responsible, ethical and transparent.

BUSINESS UNIT:

Corporate Services

ACTIVITY UNIT:

Governance

REPORTING OFFICER:

Manager Governance and Corporate Services - Sarah Pierson

Corporate Planning Officer - Cathy Burton

AUTHORISING OFFICER:

Director Finance and Corporate Services - Tony Nottle

VOTING REQUIREMENT:

Absolute Majority

ATTACHMENTS:

Attachment a   Corporate Business Plan 2019 - 2023  

PRÉCIS

This report presents the attached City of Busselton Corporate Business Plan 2019 – 2023
(Attachment A) (CBP) and seeks Council’s adoption of the plan.

 

BACKGROUND

 

The Local Government Act 1995 sets out requirements for the ‘Plan for the Future’ which requires all Local Government Authorities to have a strategic community plan spanning a minimum ten year period, and a corporate business plan, spanning a four year period.  The legislation also requires a local government to have in place a number of informing plans being –

 

a)    asset management plans for key asset classes;

b)    a four year workforce plan; and

c)    a ten year long term financial plan.

 

These plans are collectively known as the Integrated Planning and Reporting (IPR) framework. The City of Busselton regularly reviews each plan to ensure they articulate and provide for the delivery of core services and priority initiatives aligned to the community’s aspirations.

 

The direction and focus of the City’s corporate business plan, and other IPR plans, is guided by the higher level strategic community plan.  The strategic community plan undergoes a major review every four years and a minor (desktop) review every two years.  A minor review was undertaken between January and April 2019.

 

The corporate business plan is reviewed every year in conjunction with review of the City’s long time financial plan, to determine the priority initiatives for the ensuing four years.  Core service objectives are also reviewed, thereby driving the medium term direction of the organisation.

 

Guidelines relating to the content and standard of IPR plans are found in the IPR Advisory Standard, which was published in September 2016 by the then Department of Local Government and Communities. The Advisory Standard prescribes categories for assessing the competency of IPR plans; i.e. ’Achieving’, ’Intermediate’ and ’Advanced’.  The standards are described in more detail under the Relevant Plans and Policies section of this report.

 


STATUTORY ENVIRONMENT

 

Section 5.56 of the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act) requires a local government to plan for the future of the district and to ensure that any such plans are in accordance with regulatory requirements.

 

Regulation 19(D)(A) of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 (the Regulations) requires a corporate business plan to be created, adopted and relate to the whole of the district over a term of at least four financial years.  A corporate business plan must:

 

a)    have a minimum four year outlook;

b)    identify and prioritise the principal strategies and activities the Council will undertake in response to  the aspirations and objectives stated in the Strategic Community Plan;

c)    state the services, operations and projects that a local government will deliver over the period of the plan, the method for delivering these and the associated cost;

d)    reference resourcing considerations such as asset management plans, finances and workforce plans; and

e)    be adopted by an Absolute Majority of the Council.

 

RELEVANT PLANS AND POLICIES

 

A corporate business plan must satisfy the minimum ‘Achieving’ standard as outlined in the IPR Advisory Standard. 

 

Achieving standard

 

The Achieving standard is met when:

·    A Council has adopted a corporate business plan that meets all of the listed regulatory requirements;

·    Year 1 of the corporate business plan establishes the Annual Budget; and

·    The local government also has in place:

-      a workforce plan that meets the Achieving standard;

-      asset management key performance indicators that meet the Standards; and

-      a long term financial plan.

 

’Intermediate’ and ’Advanced’ standard documents reflect the higher levels of planning and integration practices that a local government should be moving steadily through on a pathway of continuous improvement.

 

Officers are confident that the City’s proposed CBP satisfies the ‘Achieving’ standard with substantial progress being made toward achieving ‘Intermediate’ standard.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

 

There are no budget implications associated with the adoption of the proposed CBP with the cost of professional publication of the approved plan being provided for within the annual budget.

 

LONG-TERM FINANCIAL PLAN IMPLICATIONS

 

The financial impact of the proposed CBP for the period 2019-2020 to 2022-2023 is reflected in the draft 2019-2020 annual budget and the first three years of the draft 2020-2021 Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP).  The successful roll out and completion of the plan will be substantially delivered by City municipal funds and reserves.  In some cases actions will depend on the availability of loans, Government grants or other sources of external funding.  Actions relying on external funding sources are identified as such in the proposed CBP.  The draft nature of the LTFP is also noted.

 

STRATEGIC COMMUNITY OBJECTIVES

 

The proposed CBP is the City’s response to the community objectives of the Strategic Community Plan 2017 (Review 2019) (SCP).  Adoption of the proposed CBP links to Key Goal Area six ‘Leadership’ and specifically to Community Objective 6.3 – ‘Governance systems, process and practices are responsible, ethical and transparent’.

 

RISK ASSESSMENT

 

The key threat to the successful delivery of the CBP is the availability of external funding and the potential for anticipated funding to be reduced. Notwithstanding, the proposed CBP does include a substantial number of actions and projects which are already underway and are accounted for in the draft LTFP.  As such, the risk to the successful delivery of the plan is considered to be low.

 

CONSULTATION

 

There is no legislative requirement to advertise the CBP for public consultation. 

 

The proposed CBP seeks to progress the objectives of the City’s SCP 2017 (Review 2019), which, as its title indicates, underwent a minor review earlier this year.  The minor SCP review involved consultation with both City Officers and the community. Overall, the feedback received through this process validated the City’s current strategic direction with minor amendments made to two objectives and 13 strategies of the SCP.  Those amendments have not however resulted in significant changes to services or the priorities of the City in the medium term.

 

OFFICER COMMENT

 

The proposed CBP upholds the strategic direction of the SCP. It also integrates all relevant information contained in the draft LTFP which includes asset management and workforce growth allocations.

 

As pre previous years, the proposed CBP outlines by key goal area, all of the services that Council delivers to the community and the priority actions that the organisation intends to complete over the four year life of the plan.  A “best fit” approach to the linking of services and actions to SCP goals and objectives has been maintained.  Priority actions also link to one or more Council strategies. 

 

In total the proposed CBP contains 92 priority actions, comprising –

•      26 in Key Goal Area 1: Community              (23 in 2018-2019)

•      12 in Key Goal Area 2: Places and Spaces  (14 in 2018-2019)

•      17 in Key Goal Area 3: Environment            (20 in 2018-2019)

•      11 in Key Goal Area 4: Economy                   (15 in 2018-2019)

•        8 in Key Goal Area 5: Transport                  (  7 in 2018-2019)

•      18 in Key Goal Area 5: Leadership                (17 in 2018-2019)

 


Format of the Proposed Corporate Business Plan

 

The format of the Corporate Action tables is consistent with previous years, with two notable exceptions relating to -

 

1)    ‘Operational’ and ‘Capital’ actions, and

2)    Key informing documents.

 

An operational action is identified as one which forms part of the core service delivery.  A capital action is identified as an action linked to the City’s capital works plan involving the development or improvement of an asset.   Where an action type is identified as capital, the estimated cost attributed to the action is stated.  For example, in Key Goal Area 5, Objective 5.3, the Wadandi Track action is a capital item costing a total of $744,000 over the four financial years of the plan.  

 

Informing documents related to an objective are now quoted at the end of each community objective segment.  In previous years a column titled “Informing Policy or Plan” had been included alongside an action.

 

New, carried over, amended and deleted actions

 

Several new actions are included in the proposed CBP.  Other actions have been carried over from the previous plan unchanged or have been amended to better describe the action.  Actions have also been deleted because they have been completed, supplanted by other priority actions or have a lower profile.

 

Significant actions carried over include the –

·   Continued expansion of the Busselton-Margaret River Regional Airport and establishing significant infrastructure at the airport to assist with economic development opportunities;

·   Continued redevelopment of the Busselton foreshore and work toward the establishment of accommodation and microbrewery establishments;

·   Advancing the road and traffic improvements as outlined in the Busselton Traffic Study to improve traffic flow in and around the Busselton City centre;

·   Progressing work towards the  design and development of a performing arts and convention facility (BEACH); and

·   Continuing planning for recreation and active open spaces.

 

All actions in the plan are accounted for in the draft 2019-2020 budget or the current draft LTFP.  Actions relying on the availability of external funding are identified as such in the “Funding” column of the action listings.  A full explanation of how to read the CBP is found in the “Our Plan Explained” section of the proposed CBP.

 

Table 1 below provides a high level summary of the differences between the 2018 - 2022 Corporate Business Plan actions and the proposed CBP actions.

 

Table 1:

 

New Actions

Actions significantly amended

Actions deleted from draft plan

Actions reassigned to a different Key Goal Area and/or objective

12

15

16

2

 

 

Table 2 below provides more detail about the new, deleted and significantly amended actions of the proposed CBP. Actions carried over into the proposed plan with only minor wording amendments have not been included in Table 2.

 

Table 2.

Key Goal Area 1: Community - Welcoming, Friendly, Healthy

 

STATUS

Action description

19/20

20/21

21/22

22/23

1.1 A friendly and safe community with a strong community spirit

New

Community Services Directory Review

Review the Need a Hand Directory and other City service directories with the aim of improving the content and distribution of community services information.

 

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1.2 A community with access to life-long health and education opportunities

New

Busselton Library Upgrade

Upgrade the children’s section and back of house at the Busselton Library.

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1.3 A community with access to a range of cultural and art, social and recreational facilities and experiences

Amended

Busselton Entertainment Arts and Culture Hub (BEACH) - Construction

Progress the design and development of a performing arts and convention space in the Busselton Cultural Precinct.

 

18/19 action description

Performing Arts and Convention Centre

Progress the business case for the design and development of a performing arts and convention space and continue to explore funding opportunities.

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New

Busselton Entertainment Arts and Culture Hub (BEACH) – Operational Planning

Progress planning for the operational management of the BEACH.

 

 

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Deleted

Port Geographe Parking Facilities Stage 1

Support and facilitate the establishment of higher education services in Busselton including a university presence in the District.

Action completed in 18-19

Deleted

Port Geographe Floating Jetty

Construct a floating jetty at Port Geographe.

Action completed in 18-19

New

Vasse Newtown Oval

Complete temporary carpark construction adjacent to the Vasse Newtown (Kaloorup) Oval.

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Amended

Vasse Integrated Sporting Precinct

Complete construction of carpark and change room facilities at the Vasse Integrated Sporting Precinct.

 

18/19 action description

Vasse Integrated Sporting Precinct Pavilion

Continue planning for the development of hard courts and a future pavilion at the Vasse Integrated Sporting Precinct.

 

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Reassigned from 2.1

Dunsborough Lakes Sporting Facilities

Complete Stage 1 of a new sport and recreation complex for the Dunsborough district.

 

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Reassigned from 2.1 / Amended

Yalyalup Development

Continue to plan for the development of sport and community facilities at Yalyalup.

 

18/19 action description

Yalyalup Development

Construct a sport and recreation oval in Yalyalup.

 

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Amended

Churchill Park

Upgrade ovals at Churchill Park.

 

18/19 action description

Churchill Park Facilities Upgrade

Upgrade the building and facilities at Churchill Park in accordance with the Churchill Park Master Plan and Asset Management Plan.

 

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1.4 Work with key partners to provide a range of community services and programs that support people of all ages and backgrounds

Deleted

Youth and Community Activities Building Activation

Provide weekly and school holiday activities at the Youth and Community Activity Building.

 

Part of Youth Initiatives Implementation action

 

Key Goal Area 2: Places and Spaces - Vibrant, Attractive, Affordable

STATUS

Action description

19/20

20/21

21/22

22/23

2.1 Planning strategies that foster the development of neighbourhoods that meet our needs as we grow

Amended

Non-Potable Water Supply Dunsborough

Complete hydro-geological studies as part of work towards securing a non-potable water supply to facilitate the development of future sporting ovals at Dunsborough Lakes Sporting Facilities.

 

18/19 action description

Non-Potable Water Supply Dunsborough

Secure a non-potable water supply to facilitate the development of sporting ovals beyond Stage 1 of the Dunsborough Lakes Sporting Facilities.

 

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2.2 Attractive parks and open spaces that create opportunities for people to come together, socialise and enjoy a range of activities

New

Mitchell Park Upgrade

Redevelop Mitchell Park to improve the public amenity of the park and enhance the social vibrancy of the Busselton Town Centre.

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Deleted

Public Open Space

Determine the priorities for public open space expenditure to guide future planning and decision making.

 

Now part of ongoing core service delivery 

2.3 Creative urban design that produces vibrant, mixed use town centres and public spaces

Amended

Busselton War Memorial Relocation

Plan for relocation of the Busselton War Memorial to the Rotary Park precinct.

 

18/19 action description

Busselton War Memorial Relocation

Relocate the Busselton War Memorial to Rotary Park near to the Busselton sub-branch of the Returned and Services League Australia WA.

 

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Key Goal Area 3: Environment – Valued, Conserved, Enjoyed

STATUS

Action description

19/20

20/21

21/22

22/23

3.1 Development is managed sustainable and our environment valued

Amended

Municipal Heritage Inventory Review

Undertake the five yearly Heritage List/Municipal Heritage Inventory review.

 

18/19 action description

Municipal Heritage Inventory Review

Finalise the Municipal Heritage Inventory and Heritage List to facilitate the implementation of incentives for heritage conservation.

 

 

 

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Deleted

Rehabilitate the Busselton Waste Facility

Continue to the program to complete the rehabilitation of former landfill sites at the Busselton Waste Facility.

 

 

Part of a broader contaminated sites action under objective 3.2

3.2  Natural areas and habitats are cared for and enhanced for the enjoyment of current and future generations

Deleted

Meelup Regional Park Trails

Progressively establish and maintain a network of walk and bike trails, signage and support facilities within the park

Further work depends upon external funding which has not been identified at this time

Amended

Meelup Former Waste Site

Achieve reclassification of the site to enable public use by mountain bikers.

 

18/19 action description

Meelup Waste Site Remediation

Complete remediation of the contaminated site in the Meelup Regional Park.

 

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Amended

Western Ringtail Possum Habitat Protection

Once State government approves the advertising of Amendment 42 of the City’s Local Planning Scheme 21, undertake a period of public consultation on the Amendment and the overarching Western Ringtail Possum Directions Paper.

 

18/19 action description

Western Ringtail Possum Working Group

Through the formation of this group and working with key stakeholders, research and make recommendations as to the approach and actions the City should take in relation to preserving the Western Ringtail Possum

 

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3.3 The health and attractiveness of our waterways and wetlands is improved to enhance community amenity.

Deleted

 

Geographe Waterways Management Plans

Complete management plans for both the Lower Vasse and Toby Inlet.

Project complete

3.4 Climate change risks and impacts are understood, acknowledged and responded to through appropriate planning and community education

Amended

 Energy Master Plan

Adopt and implement an energy master plan to assist the City to achieve energy savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

 

18/19 action description

Energy Action Plan

Complete the development of an energy action plan identifying actions for energy reduction and re-use.

 

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Key Goal Area 4:  Economy – Diverse, Robust, Prosperous

STATUS

Action description

19/20

20/21

21/22

22/23

4.1  An innovative and diversified economy that provides a variety of business and employment

Amended

Busselton- Margaret River Airport General Aviation Precinct

Promote and secure leasing opportunities for general aviation.

 

18/19 action description

Busselton Margaret River Airport General Aviation Precinct

Progress the Expression of Interest process for allocating hangar leases in the new general aviation precinct.

 

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Deleted

Regional Development

Subject to funding and in partnership with the Department of Regional Development and the South West Develop Commission, prepare a plan to support economic growth in the District.

Part of Economic Development Strategy

Deleted

Digital / Smart City Plan

Develop a digital / smart City plan for the district.

 

Part of Economic Development Strategy

4.2 A community where local business is supported and in turn drives our economy

New

Activating City Centres

Through the ‘Place Project’ implement a series of initiatives to activate City centres.

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Deleted

VendorPanel Marketplace

Promote and continue to embed the use of VendorPanel Marketplace as the City’s online procurement tool to promote increased opportunity for local business.

 

Now part of core service delivery

4.3 Events and unique tourism experiences that aid in attractive visitors and investment

Deleted

Online event application facility

Progress the development of an online event application platform to streamline the processing of event applications.

 

Action completed in 18/19

Deleted

Cruise Ship Industry Development

Continue to work with the cruise ship industry to expand cruise ship tourism and support land based cruise ship operations.

 

Part of Economic Development Strategy

Amended

Busselton Jetty Tourist Park

Implement the Busselton Jetty Tourist Park Master Plan to guide the management, maintenance and continual upgrade of the Park.

 

18/19 action description

Busselton Jetty Tourist Park

Prepare a master plan for the future development of Kookaburra Caravan Park to provide patrons with cost effective short stay and longer term options.

 

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Master Plan completed 18/19

 

Key Goal Area 5:  Transport –Smart, Connective, Accessible

STATUS

Action description

19/20

20/21

21/22

22/23

5.1 Public transport services that meet the needs of the community

 

No change

 

 

 

 

5.2 Road networks that provide for a growing population and the safe movement of all users through the district

Amended

Busselton Traffic Improvements

Progress the City Centre Eastern Link (Stage 1) component of the Busselton Traffic Study and progressively implement improvements to other City centre intersections to improve traffic flow.

 

18/19 action description

Busselton Traffic Improvements

Subject to the outcome of consultation and approval from relevant government agencies, implement prioritised traffic improvements to improve the flow of traffic and around Busselton City Centre.

 

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5.3 Pathways and cycle ways that connect our communities and provide alternative transport choices

New

Wadandi Track

Continue to progressively develop and enhance the Wadandi track.

 

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Amended

Cycleway and Shared Path Networks Improvements

Progressively implement the City of Busselton Cycling and Shared Path Network Strategy 2019-2023.

 

18/19 action description

Cycleway and Shared Path Networks Improvements

Finalise the review of the Bike Plan and upon adoption, implement the plan within funding provisions.

 

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New

Safe Active Street Study

Conduct a feasibility study to determine whether a connective cycling boulevard catering for people of all ages can be implemented in the Busselton town centre.

 

 

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Key Goal Area 6:  Leadership –Visionary, Collaborative, Accountable

STATUS

Action description

19/20

20/21

 21/22

 22/23

6.1 Governance systems, process and practices are responsible, ethical and transparent

New

Works and Assets IT Business Software

Introduce a new system to track the progress of works and assets management.

 

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6.2 Council engages broadly and proactively with the community

Deleted

Busselton Traffic Improvement Survey

Conduct a survey to assess the level of community support for various medium term traffic initiatives to improve traffic flow in the vicinity of Busselton.

 

Action completed in 18/19

Deleted

Integrate Asset Data into Core Business Systems

Finalise the implementation of asset register data within existing business systems.

 

Ongoing task as part of new works and assets action

STATUS

Action description

19/20

20/21

 21/22

 22/23

New

Website Improvements

Develop and progressively implement improvements to the City’s websites in order to improve information flow to the community.

 

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New

Engagement Policy

Review the City’s Community Engagement Policy.

 

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6.3 Accountable leadership that is supported by a skilled and professional workforce

Amended

Enhancing Integrated Corporate Systems

Continuously improve and upgrade corporate enterprise systems and infrastructure.

 

18/19 action description

Financial Reporting System Enhancements

Design and implement improved financial reporting capabilities within existing business systems.

 

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New

Staff Engagement

Undertake a staff engagement survey as a diagnostic tool to continue to develop a high performing culture.

 

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6.4  Assets are well maintained and responsibly managed

Deleted

Art Collection Management

Prepare a policy and procedures document for the management of the City of Busselton art collection.

 

Action completed in 18/19

Deleted

Business Systems Review

Commence review of the City’s core business systems software to ensure it continues to be most advantageous to the City.

 

Action completed in 18/19

New

Winderlup Court Improvements

Undertake works to refurbish and improve facilities at the Winderlup Court complex.

 

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Corporate Performance Indicators

 

The final section of the proposed CBP outlines 11 corporate performance indicators which assist to measure our progress with respect to organisational performance and achievement of the plan’s actions.  Two changes are proposed to the measures, in relation to indicator 7 – Complaints and indicator 10 – Energy Use. 

 

In relation to complaints, there are currently two measures – the number of complaints received per head of population and the number of complaints responded to (expressed as a percentage).  It is recommended that the first measure be changed to number of complaints recorded per head of population, to better reflect that we are only reporting on those complaints properly recorded in the City’s complaints system, and that the second measure be changed to average time taken to resolve complaints recorded.  This would be measured in days from the time the complaint is entered into the system to the time it is closed out.  It is felt that this is a better measure of service delivery and performance.  

 

In relation to energy use the current ‘measure’ is to set energy plan targets by the end of 2018/2019.  There is extensive work being undertaken in relation to energy use and finalisation of an energy master plan.  Through this work it has been recognised that the setting of robust energy targets will take some continued work and time.  For this reason it is recommended that this indicator be adjusted to ‘set energy plan targets by the end of 2019/2020’.

 

CONCLUSION

 

The City’s corporate business plan is a key component of the IPR framework.  The proposed CBP meets the “Achieving” standard required by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Advisory Standard and integrates relevant information from the City’s current LTFP, asset management plans and workforce plan.

 

The proposed CBP supports the Council’s strategies outlined in the SCP and advances many of the key initiatives that the City has progressed over the previous financial year.  Importantly, the proposed CBP continues to provide a solid work program to assist with realising the community’s aspirations and objectives.

 

OPTIONS

 

The Council may choose to alter any of components or wording of the proposed CBP.

 

TIMELINE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF OFFICER RECOMMENDATION

 

Once the CBP is adopted, it will come into effect immediately with the services and actions contained implemented over the four year life of the plan as identified.  The plan will be professionally published within six weeks of its adoption.

 

OFFICER RECOMMENDATION

 

That the Council adopts the Corporate Business Plan 2019 to 2023 in the form attached to this report (Attachment A).

 

 


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Council                                                                                      85                                                                        31 July 2019

17.             Chief Executive Officers Report

17.1           COUNCILLORS' INFORMATION BULLETIN

SUBJECT INDEX:

Councillors' Information Bulletin

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE:

Governance systems, process and practices are responsible, ethical and transparent.

BUSINESS UNIT:

Governance Services

ACTIVITY UNIT:

Governance Servcies

REPORTING OFFICER:

Executive Assistant to Council - Katie Banks

AUTHORISING OFFICER:

Chief Executive Officer - Mike Archer

VOTING REQUIREMENT:

Simple Majority

ATTACHMENTS:

Nil

  

PRÉCIS

 

This report provides an overview of a range of information that is considered appropriate to be formally presented to the Council for its receipt and noting. The information is provided in order to ensure that each Councillor, and the Council, is being kept fully informed, while also acknowledging that these are matters that will also be of interest to the community.

 

Any matter that is raised in this report as a result of incoming correspondence is to be dealt with as normal business correspondence, but is presented in this bulletin for the information of the Council and the community.

 

INFORMATION BULLETIN

17.1.1    Current Active Tenders

 

PQS01/19 PLANT AND EQUIPMENT HIRE – REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS TO JOIN A PANEL OF PRE-QUALIFIED SUPPLIERS

·    Requirement – hire of plant and equipment.

·    The PQS was advertised on 9 February 2019 with a closing date of 7 March 2019. 

·    The closing date has been extended until 14 March 2019.  A further State wide advertisement providing notification of the extension was provided by the City on 9 March 2019.

·    Thirty submissions were received.

·    In accordance with delegation LG3M the CEO has authority to establish the panel and to decide which applications to accept.

·    It is anticipated that the panel of pre-qualified suppliers will be established by the CEO in July 2019.

 

RFT02/19 PROVISION OF CLEANING SERVICES TO CITY OWNED FACILITIES

·    Requirement – the provision of cleaning services to City owned facilities.

·    A Request for Tender was advertised on 9 March 2019 with a closing date of 4 April 2019.

·    Eight submissions were received.

·    The value of the contract is expected to exceed the CEO’s delegated authority under Delegation LG3J and will require Council approval.

·    At the Council meeting on 26 June 2019 Council endorsed the recommendation that:

 

1.       Bellrock Cleaning Services Pty Ltd as trustee for the Bellrock Cleaning Services for Separable Portion 1 and Separable Portion 4; and

2.       Jenni and Michael Eddington ATF Ocean Air Trust T/A Ocean Air Carpet Care for Separable Portion 2 and Separable Portion 3, be awarded the Contract resulting from the Request for Tender in accordance with the Terms and Conditions detailed within the Request for Tender.

·    Contracts were awarded by the CEO under delegated authority in July 2019.

 

RFT05/19 CITY CENTRE EASTERN LINK

·    Requirement – following an Expression of Interest (EOI 01-18) process for making a preliminary selection among prospective tenderers, the City of Busselton invited tenders for the construction of the City Centre Eastern Link Road upgrade including stages 1,2A and 2B.

·    Three tenderers were invited to submit a tender – Georgiou Group Pty Ltd, Ertech Pty Ltd and BMD Constructions Pty Ltd, with a closing date of 14 May 2019.

·    The closing date was extended to 28 May 2019.

·    Two submissions were received.

·    The value of the contract is expected to exceed the CEO’s delegated authority under Delegation LG3J and will require Council approval.

·    The CEO under delegated authority declined to accept any tender. 

 

RFT06/19 DESIGN, SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF BIRD NETTING OVER STORM WATER RENTENTION BASIN

·    Requirement – the design, supply and installation of bird netting over storm water retention basin.

·    A Request for Tender was advertised on 22 May 2019 with a closing date of 12 June 2019. 

·    Four submissions were received.

·    The value of the contract is not expected to exceed the CEO’s delegated authority under Delegation LG3J.

·    It is anticipated that the contract will be awarded in August 2019.

 

RFT07/19 ARBORICULTURE SERVICES

·    Requirement – the provision of arboriculture services throughout the City of Busselton.

·    A Request for Tender was advertised on 15 June 2019 with a closing date of 5 July 2019. 

·    Five submissions were received.

·    The value of the contract is expected to exceed the CEO’s delegated authority under Delegation LG3J and will require Council approval.

·    A recommendation report is presented as part of this agenda. 

 

RFT08/19 PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

·    Requirement – the provision of project management services for projects at Busselton Margaret River Airport.

·    A Request for Tender was advertised on 3 July 2019 with a closing date of 23 July 2019. 

·    Due to the increased uncertainty around State Government funding and the scope of works officers recommended to the CEO that the tender be withdrawn.

·    On 16 July 2019 the CEO under delegated authority withdrew the tender.

 

RFT09/19 BUSSELTON JETTY TOURIST PARK MANAGEMENT CONTRACT

·    Requirement – management of the Busselton Jetty Tourist Park.

·    A Request for Tender was advertised on 22 June 2019 with a closing date of 12 July 2019. 

·    The closing date was extended to 19 July 2019.

·    The value of the contract is expected to exceed the CEO’s delegated authority under Delegation LG3J and will require Council approval.

 


RFT10/19 SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF REUSABLE DAILY COVER SYSTEM FOR LANDFILL

·    Requirement – the supply, delivery and installation of a reusable alternative daily cover system for the City's municipal solid waste landfill situated at 48 Western Cape Drive, Naturaliste, in partial substitution of the earthen cover used at the site.

·    A Request for Tender was advertised on 6 July 2019 with a closing date of 30 July 2019. 

·    The value of the contract is not expected to exceed the CEO’s delegated authority under Delegation LG3J.

 

RFT11/19 ROAD NETWORK UPGRADE – CITY CENTRE EASTERN LINK SATGES 1 + 2A + 2B

·    Requirement – to undertake construction of the City Centre Eastern Link road upgrade to be completed in various stages as detailed in the Request for Tender.

·    A Request for Tender was advertised on 13 July 2019 with a closing date of 13 August 2019. 

·    The value of the contract is expected to exceed the CEO’s delegated authority under Delegation LG3J and will require Council approval.

17.1.2    Donations, Contributions and Subsidies Fund – June 2019

 

The Council allocates an annual budget allowance to the Donations, Contributions and Subsidies (Sponsorship Fund).  This is provided such that eligible groups and individuals can apply for and receive sponsorship to assist them in the pursuit of endeavours that bring direct benefit to the broader community.  Allocation of the funds is delegated to the Chief Executive Officer, in accordance with published guidelines and funding availability.

 

Nine applications were supported in June 2019, totalling $4,297.50 as outlined in the table below:

 

App. No.

Recipient

Purpose

Amount

June 2019

65/1819

Joshua Snow

Selected to represent WA as part of the WA Country Team to compete in the 2019 Phuket Cup (Soccer). Funds to assist with associated travel expenses.

 

$300.00

66/1819

Zonta Club Dunsborough

Funds requested to cover the cost of hiring the venue for their annual Competition Bridge Day. Proceeds from the day will go towards scholarships for local students.

$547.50

67/1819

Busselton Wildflower Exhibition

Funds requested to purchase six street banners to advertise the 94th Exhibition. Funds raised from the annual event will go towards supporting underprivileged citizens within the Busselton community.

 

$1,000.00

68/1819

Busselton City Football Club

Holding their 50th annual soccer carnival at Churchill Park. Funds will be used to cover the cost of venue hire (exclusive use of the entire venue).

 

$1,000.00

69/1819

Lacey Heys

Selected to be part of the WA Country U14 girls’ team competing at the Singa Cup (Soccer). Funds to assist with travel related expenses.

 

$300.00

70/1819

Jack Anderson

Selected to be part of the WA Country team competing at the Singa Cup (Soccer). Funds to assist with travel related expenses.

 

$300.00

71/1819

Maddison Johnston-Walker

Selected to represent WA (Swimming team) at the School Sport Australia National Schools Championships in Melbourne. Funds to assist with travel expenses.

 

$300.00


72/1819

Ava Richards

Selected to be part of the WA Country U14 girls’ team competing at the Singa Cup. Funds to assist with travel related expenses.

 

$300.00

73/1819

Busselton Choral Society

Funds to cover the cost of venue hire, afternoon tea and piano hire for the Choral Society’s 2019 Winter concert.

 

$250.00

 

 

June Total

$4,297.50

 

·    At the end of June 2019, expenditure from the Donations, Contributions and Subsidies Fund totalled $ 25,568.00. 

17.1.3    Recent Correspondence

 

12 June 2019 – Recent Blackwood Complex Fires

 

The Department of Communities Busselton Office has thanked the City for its assistance with opening the Geographe Leisure Centre during the recent fires. Opening the Centre assisted the Department to provide welfare services to those impacted by the fires. The presence of supportive City staff was also greatly appreciated. 

 

Hard copies of the abovementioned correspondence are available to view upon request.

 

OFFICER RECOMMENDATION

 

That the items from the Councillors’ Information Bulletin be noted:

·    17.1.1              Current Active Tenders

·    17.1.2              Donations, Contributions and Subsidies Fund – June 2019

·    17.1.3              Recent Correspondence

 

  


Council                                                                                      86                                                                        31 July 2019

18.             Motions of which Previous Notice has been Given

19.             urgent business

20.             Confidential Matters

21.             Closure