Thursday, November 4, 2010

Extract from unconfirmed draft Minutes, Shire of Broome Special Electors Meeting

1 November 2010

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These minutes are unconfirmed.

ELECTOR RESOLUTION

Moved: Mr Chris Maher Seconded: Ms Rae Price

That the Shire of Broome not submit the Draft Local Planning Strategy to the Western Australian Planning Commission for certification and rescind Motion 9.3.1 of the Broome Shire Council meeting of 30 September 2010 pending consultation with the community.

MOTION CARRIED

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ELECTOR RESOLUTION

Moved: Ms Nik Wevers Seconded: Mr Leon D’Alton

1. That the Shire of Broome develops and implements a communication strategy about the proposed gas processing precinct which includes:

· Conducting a series of information sessions

· Consultation/design planning forums

· Developing scale models/displays of the proposed industrial development

· Other ideas from the community about delivery of information

· Forums on the Dampier Peninsula

2. That the Shire President receives a deputation to answer questions about the proposed Kimberley LNG Precinct to be located and James Price Point.

MOTION CARRIED

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ELECTOR RESOLUTION

Moved: Ms Rebecca Seriago Seconded: Ms Helen Bailey

That the Broome Shire conduct environmental research within practical timeframes of worst case scenarios of natural disasters and that the Broome Community be consulted with the results, and that this be included in the Draft Local Planning Strategy to the Western Australian Planning Commission along with research into impact of category 5 cyclones, tsunamis and earthquakes, as we are located in the impact zone.

MOTION CARRIED

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The Director Corporate and Community Services departed the Chambers at 5.46pm and did not return.

ELECTOR RESOLUTION

Moved: Mr Peter Mitchell Seconded: Ms Gaye Wotherspoon

That the Shire of Broome urges the State Government to hold its public forums/information sessions about the Strategic Assessment following its release for public comment and that where there are inconsistencies between Council’s position and the Strategic Assessment, Council advises the community as to its position in relation to the Strategic Assessment.

MOTION CARRIED

(Note: Request received for extension of public comment period)

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ELECTOR RESOLUTION

Moved: Mr Michael Leake Seconded: Ms Nik Wevers

That the Shire of Broome develop a Charter of Values that outlines the key values that the Community wishes to be used in any decision making process, including developing Town Planning Schemes, Strategic Plans and day to day operations. The Charter of Values would not be limited to, but would reflect, why we as residents choose to live in Broome, what we value here today, and what we wish to preserve for the future.

MOTION CARRIED

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ELECTOR RESOLUTION

Moved: Ms Robyn Well Seconded: Ms Louise Beames

That the Shire of Broome conduct a fair, open and inclusive Social Impact Assessment to make good the shortcomings of the Social Impact Assessment conducted by the Department of State Development and that Council allocates funds to appoint an independent consultant with strategic impact assessment experience to undertake this assessment which will include reviewing the Department of State Development’s Social Impact Assessment to determine the impacts on the Shire of Broome and that this report be made publicly available.

MOTION CARRIED

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ELECTOR RESOLUTION

Moved: Ms Louise Middleton-Ullah Seconded: Ms Tan Fowler

That the Broome Shire Council withdraw the planning approval given to Woodside (item 9.3.8) at the 30 September 2010 Council meeting because Woodside failed to provide the Council with the complete intentions of their actions and did not provide the Shire with their Environmental Management Plan.

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