MINUTES of Council Ordinary Meeting

25 June 2019

Held in the Council Chambers, Administration Building

45 Roderick Street, Ipswich

The meeting commenced at 9.01 am

 

Pursuant to section 13 of Council’s Local Law No 2 (Council Meetings) 2013, the Interim Administrator invited the Interim Management Committee members present being Jan Taylor, Simone Webbe, Robert Jones, Stan Gallo and Steve Greenwood to address the Council on any matters before it.

 

ATTENDANCE AT COMMENCEMENT

MEMBER’S ATTENDANCE:

Greg Chemello (Interim Administrator)

INTERIM MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE:

Jan Taylor, Simone Webbe, Robert Jones, Stan Gallo and Steve Greenwood

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

Greg Chemello (Interim Administrator)

Ipswich City Council respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners as custodians of the land upon which we meet. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and emerging, as the keepers of the traditions, cultures and stories of a proud people.

OPENING PRAYER

Greg Chemello (Interim Administrator)

Let us in silence pray or reflect upon our responsibilities to the people of Ipswich.

We meet today to server our community, to use our resources wisely and well, to represent all members of our community fairly and to make decisions that promote the common good.

APOLOGIES AND LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Nil

 


 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

Confirmation of Minutes of Ordinary Meeting

The Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council resolves:

That the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 21 May 2019 be confirmed.

The motion was put and carried.

 

Confirmation of Minutes of Special Meeting

The Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council resolves:

That the Minutes of the Special Meeting held on 4 June 2019 be confirmed.

 

AMENDMENT

The Interim Administrator moved an amendment in relation to the second last paragraph of the minutes appearing on page 14 of the agenda, changing the word every, where appearing on the third line to ever.

The motion was put and carried.

 

Reception and Consideration of Committee Reports

 

Economic Development Committee

The Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council resolves:

That the Economic Development Committee Report No. 2019(06) of 18 June 2019 be received and adopted.

 

CONFLICT OF INTEREST   

The Interim Administrator informed the meeting that he has, or could reasonably be taken to have a perceived conflict of interest in Item 2 of the report titled Ipswich Central Program Report No. 11 to 16 May 2019.

 

The nature of the perceived interest is that Ranbury Management Group is the primary consultant for the CBD Redevelopment and from 2008 to 2012 he worked and was a director and part owner of Ranbury but has had no association with the company since then other than through his current role.

 

The Interim Administrator confirmed that, as there is no personal or financial benefit to the Interim Administrator, he would participate in the meeting in relation to the matter.

The motion was put and carried.

 

 

Growth and Infrastructure Committee

The Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council resolves:

That the Growth and Infrastructure Committee Report No. 2019(06) of 18 June 2019 be received and adopted.

The motion was put and carried.

 

Communities Committee

The Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council resolves:

That the Communities Committee Report No. 2019(06) of

18 June 2019 be received and adopted.

The motion was put and carried.

 

Environment Committee

The Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council resolves:

That the Environment Committee Report No. 2019(06) of

18 June 2019 be received and adopted.

The motion was put and carried.

 

Governance Committee

The Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council resolves:

That the Governance Committee Report No. 2019(06) of

18 June 2019 be received and adopted.

 

AMENDMENT

The Interim Administrator moved an amendment in relation to the comments from the Interim Management Committee which appear under Item 1 on page 33 of the agenda in that the word internal review rights should read internal or external review rights.

The motion was put and carried.

 

Officer’s Reports

 

Report - Audit and Risk Management Committee No. 2019(02) of 19 June 2019

The Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council resolves:

That the report be received and the recommendations contained in the report of the Audit and Risk Management Committee No. 2019(02) of 19 June 2019, be adopted.

The motion was put and carried.

 

2018-2019 Asset Revaluation

The Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council resolves:

A.             That the report by the Principal Financial Accountant dated 30 April 2019, including attachments 1, 2, 3 and 4 be received and noted.

B.             That the artworks asset class being a formal valuation and the roads, bridges and footpaths asset class indexation be revalued as outlined in the report by the Principal Financial Accountant dated 30 April 2019 and in accordance with Attachments 1 and 3.

C.             That all other asset classes of land, buildings and other structures, and flooding and drainage not be revalued as the cumulative valuation percentage increases/decreases are below 5%, as outlined in the report by the Principal Financial Accountant dated  30 April 2019.

The motion was put and carried.

 

12430 Quote or Tender Consideration Plan for Locksmiths Services

The Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council resolves:

A.             That Council (Interim Administrator of Ipswich City Council) resolve to prepare a Quote or Tender Consideration Plan for the provision of locksmiths services in accordance with section 230(1)(a) of the Local Government Regulation 2012.

B.             That Council (Interim Administrator of Ipswich City Council) resolve to adopt the Quote or Tender Consideration Plan for the provision of locksmiths services as outlined in the report by the Senior Contracts and Reporting Officer dated 14 June 2019 in accordance with section 230(1)(b) of the Local Government Regulation 2012.

C.             That Council (Interim Administrator of Ipswich City Council) resolve to enter into a contract with Rivercity Locksmiths and Security for the provision of locksmiths services on the terms described in the report by the Senior Contracts and Reporting Officer dated 14 June 2019.

D.             That the Chief Executive Officer be authorised to negotiate and finalise the terms of the contract with Rivercity Locksmiths and Security to be executed by Council and to do any other acts necessary to implement Council’s decision in accordance with section 13(3) of the Local Government Act 2009.

The motion was put and carried.

 

Overall Plan for the Rural Fire Resources Levy Special Charge

The Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council resolves:

That in accordance with section 94 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, the Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council adopts the Overall Plan for the Rural Fire Resources Levy Special Charge as detailed in the report by the Treasury Accounting Manager dated 12 June 2019.

The motion was put and carried.

 

BUDGET SPEECH

The Interim Administrator delivered the budget speech:

 

Next year, Ipswich City Council will enter a brave new world.

 

The 28 March 2020 local government elections will see a new mayor and the reintroduction of councillors to the City of Ipswich.

The exact shape and makeup of council has yet to be determined by the state government, but that should become clear in the next couple of months.

 

When I was appointed to this role in August 2018, significant changes were needed across the council, and with some urgency. There was a lot to do in the relatively brief period of 19 months.

While there were 1200 staff committed to delivering quality services to the Ipswich community, the council “ship” definitely needed to be turned towards a different direction, one that is based on the principles of accountability, effectiveness, efficiency and – most importantly with all of these – transparency and ethical and legal behaviour.

 

As part of that, I had to oversee a change of focus in terms of council finances. Without doubt, money had been wasted, lost, unaccounted for, frittered away and, in some instances, completely mismanaged.

 

One of my aims is to help get council budgets back on track.

As Interim Administrator, I feel obliged to provide a recommended path forward for the elected councillors beyond March 2020 by laying out a responsible long term financial plan: savings for ratepayers and residents, a council sticking to its budget, and continued growth across the region, which had been unprecedented in recent years.

 

Together with my interim management committee, council’s CEO David Farmer and executive leadership team, we have come up with a strategy that aims to “normalise” property rates in Ipswich to be more comparable with other Southeast Queensland councils.

The cornerstone of the strategy is a long term financial plan to progressively and rigorously hold the city’s average property rates increases below the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for at least the next five, possibly seven years.

 

Once average rates are more comparable with other Southeast Queensland councils, rate increases would then be generally set at or around CPI.

 

The 2019-2020 Budget I am delivering today includes an average rates rise for Ipswich below the current CPI of 1.5 per cent. That is significantly less than the 2.5 per cent rates increase delivered by council last year.

 

We are setting out a thorough price path for this organisation for the future.

 

This vision is akin to current Federal Government strategies to deliver 10-year budget plans for the nation.

 

In Ipswich’s case, it is aimed at the 82,000 ratepayers – about 2400 non-residential – and an overall population, which recently topped 220,000 and will more than double within 15 years.

 

I can assure residents that the significant rates decrease from last year does not mean normal services will be cut by council to the Ipswich community.

 

We are still very much in the business of rates, rubbish and roads. But on a grander scale than some of our neighbouring local government authorities.

 

There will be substantial cost savings in some areas, but I see it more as driving efficiency within this organisation and providing better value for money.

 

Council will continue to deliver those first-class services to everyone.

 

The budget prioritises the important needs of the city.

 

It allocates money to projects which will enable council to get the job done and to ensure the city is meeting demands imposed upon us all by rapid growth.

 

Ipswich is one of the fastest growing councils in Australia. The city ranks near the top in Queensland in terms of growth and in the top 10 nationally.

 

Economic prosperity and jobs, good roads, an improved public transport system and public infrastructure are important components which help the city provide for its constituents.

 

With this sustained growth trend, we must ensure we have services and infrastructure to cope with the surging population.

 

With that in mind, this is a progressive budget, yet responsible. It retains a reasonable surplus, yet addresses compelling needs such as the completion of the Nicholas Street development in the CBD, to which $111 million has been allocated.

 

Work is progressing quickly there and the community will start to see the first fruits in early 2020.

 

The budget ensures the council is delivering basic needs such as waste collection, but also looks to the future as council seeks definitive answers to solving the city and region’s waste issues. Together with five other SEQ councils, Ipswich is seeking to find feasible and progressive methods of resource recovery and waste disposal services.  We need waste solutions that are both environmentally sustainable and commercially astute for the city’s ratepayers.

 

We look ahead of further development in the master-planned communities of Springfield and Ripley, while council has committed to produce the business case for a Springfield-Ripley-Ipswich Central rail link.

 

Our role is to make it absolutely clear to the state and commonwealth governments in a factually based and compelling business case that this rail link is absolutely essential for the city and needs to be funded sooner rather than later.

 

Some of the infrastructure highlights include the $6.8 million Rosewood Library, the new Brisbane Lions stadium and training facility at Springfield – also available for significant community uses, the CBD’s new Health Precinct, and of course redevelopment of Ipswich Central.

 

There is key capital investment in improving roads, including major thoroughfares such as Brisbane Street, Old Toowoomba Road, and the Marsden Parade realignment.

 

It addresses long-overdue governance concerns, yet paves the way for future councillors to develop a healthy, active and engaged community.

 

One of the major features for 2019-2020 is the community donations program, with $400,000 of ongoing funding to ensure community organisations get access to vital financial assistance from council.

 

We are proud to deliver this new program and remove the stain of the old “discretionary funding” scheme which essentially allowed the former mayors and individual councillors to distribute council funds to various groups without proper process. There will be no more memorabilia bought with ratepayers’ money.

 

Providing financial assistance to legitimate community organisations who are providing valuable community services is in my view a core role of local government. This new community donations program is a much fairer, accountable and transparent process that brings it into line with other councils across Queensland and the nation in terms of proper governance.

 

Today also sees the first gathering of the city’s new community reference groups – where 100 members of the Ipswich community will sit on five separate reference groups and provide valuable ideas and advice to council going forward.

 

They will be the eyes and ears of the people and we can draw on this vast local knowledge base, give more people a voice in the decision making process of council and ultimately make council better.

 

It is just one of many measures and improvements introduced over the past nine months to take council and the City of Ipswich forward. I think it puts this city in a strong position and one that will restore faith and confidence in the future leaders of this city.

 

All in all this budget delivers everything the community needs for now.

 

It is not a back-to-basics, not a business-as-usual or a build-it budget. It is a rational and disciplined budget based on strategies for this wonderful city to be the best that it can be.

 

Thank you to my interim management committee, David Farmer and council’s corporate services team for your advice to me and your dedicated hard work on preparing this budget.

 

Adoption of the 2019-2020 Budget and associated matters

The Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council resolves:

A.             That the Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council receive and note the contents of the General Manager - Corporate Services’ report dated 20 June 2019 concerning the 2019‑2020 Budget and associated matters.

B.             That the Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council receive and note the Statement of Estimated Financial Position for the previous financial year 2018‑2019, which is Attachment 1 to the report by the General Manager - Corporate Services dated 20 June 2019.

C.             That in accordance with section 81 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, the Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council decide the different rating categories of rateable land in the local government area as follows:

(a)      the rating categories of rateable land in the local government area are in column 1 of the table below which is stated in Part 2 of the 2019‑2020 Budget in Attachment 2 to the report by the General Manager - Corporate Services dated 20 June 2019;

(b)      the description of each of the rating categories of rateable land in the local government area are in column 2 of the table below which is stated in Part 2 of the 2019‑2020 Budget in Attachment 2 to the report by the General Manager - Corporate Services dated 20 June 2019;

(c)      the rating category to which each parcel of rateable land in the local government area belongs, is the rating category which is included in the Council’s rating files at the date of issue of a relevant quarterly rating assessment notice.

 


Column 1

Rating category of rateable land

Column 2

Description of rating category

1

Land not in Brookwater used for a residential purpose which is owner occupied.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily residential;

(c)       is owner occupied;

(d)       is not located in Brookwater.

4

Land not used for a residential purpose or for profit purpose.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is not used for a residential purpose or for profit purpose.

8

Land in Brookwater used for a residential purpose which is owner occupied or which is vacant land that is potential owner occupied.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is either:

(i)      primarily residential and owner occupied; or

(ii)     vacant land that is potential owner occupied;

(c)       is located in Brookwater.

9

Land not in Brookwater used for a residential purpose which is not owner occupied.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily residential;

(c)       is not owner occupied;

(d)       is not located in Brookwater.

10

Land not in Brookwater which is vacant land less than 20,000m2 that is potential owner occupied.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is vacant land;

(c)       is less than 20,000m2;

(d)       is potential owner occupied;

(e)       is not located in Brookwater.

11

Land not in Brookwater used for a residential purpose which is owner occupied that is in a community titles scheme not in a high rise structure.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily residential;

(c)       is owner occupied;

(d)       is included in a community titles scheme;

(e)       is not in a high rise structure;

(f)        is not located in Brookwater.

15

Land in Brookwater used for a residential purpose which is not owner occupied or which is vacant land that is not potential owner occupied.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is either:

(i)      primarily residential and is not owner occupied; or

(ii)     vacant land that is not potential owner occupied;

(c)       is located in Brookwater.

16

Land not in Brookwater used for a residential purpose which is not owner occupied that is in a community titles scheme not in a high rise structure.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily residential;

(c)       is not owner occupied;

(d)       is included in a community titles scheme;

(e)       is not in a high rise structure;

(f)        is not located in Brookwater.

17

Land not in Brookwater used for a residential purpose which is owner occupied that is in a community titles scheme in a high rise structure.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily residential;

(c)       is owner occupied;

(d)       is included in a community titles scheme;

(e)       is in a high rise structure;

(f)        is not located in Brookwater.

18

Land not in Brookwater used for a residential purpose which is not owner occupied that is in a community titles scheme in a high rise structure.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily residential;

(c)       is not owner occupied;

(d)       is included in a community titles scheme;

(e)       is in a high rise structure;

(f)        is not located in Brookwater.

19

Land not in Brookwater which is vacant land less than 20,000m2 that is not potential owner occupied.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is vacant land;

(c)       is less than 20,000m2;

(d)       is not potential owner occupied;

(e)       is not located in Brookwater.

22a

Land used for multi residential with two dwellings which are not owner occupied.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily residential;

(c)       includes two dwellings;

(d)       none of the dwellings are owner occupied.

22b

Land used for multi residential with three to five dwellings which are not owner occupied.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily residential;

(c)       includes three to five dwellings;

(d)       one or more of the dwellings is not owner occupied.

22c

Land used for multi residential with six to nine dwellings which are not owner occupied.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily residential;

(c)       includes six to nine dwellings;

(d)       one or more of the dwellings is not owner occupied.

22d

Land used for multi residential with 10 to 14 dwellings which are not owner occupied.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily residential;

(c)       includes 10 to 14 dwellings;

(d)       one or more of the dwellings is not owner occupied.

22e

Land used for multi residential with 15 to 19 dwellings which are not owner occupied.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily residential;

(c)       includes 15 to 19 dwellings;

(d)       one or more of the dwellings is not owner occupied.

22f

Land used for multi residential with 20 to 29 dwellings which are not owner occupied.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily residential;

(c)       includes 20 to 29 dwellings;

(d)       one or more of the dwellings is not owner occupied.

22g

Land used for multi residential with 30 to 39 dwellings which are not owner occupied.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily residential;

(c)       includes 30 to 39 dwellings;

(d)       one or more of the dwellings is not owner occupied.

22h

Land used for multi residential with 40 or more dwellings which are not owner occupied.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily residential;

(c)       includes 40 or more dwellings;

(d)       one or more of the dwellings is not owner occupied.

23

Land not in Brookwater which is vacant land that is 20,000m2 or greater and is potential owner occupied.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is vacant land;

(c)       is 20,000m2 or greater;

(d)       is potential owner occupied;

(e)       is not located in Brookwater.

24

Land not in Brookwater which is vacant land that is 20,000m2 or greater and is not potential owner occupied.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is vacant land;

(c)       is 20,000m2 or greater;

(d)       is not potential owner occupied;

(e)       is not located in Brookwater.

25

Land which is vacant land requiring rehabilitation as the subject of a previous extractive industry involving coal mining.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is vacant land;

(c)       has the Secondary Land Use Code of 78 Previous extractive industries land use requiring site rehabilitation;

(d)       requires rehabilitation as the subject of a previous extractive industry involving coal mining.

41

Land used for a farming and grazing purpose which is owner occupied or potential owner occupied.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for farming and grazing;

(c)       is either:

(i)      owner occupied; or

(ii)     potential owner occupied.

42

Land used for a farming and grazing purpose which is not owner occupied.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for farming and grazing;

(c)       is not owner occupied.

43a

Land used for a commercial purpose with a rateable value of less than $200,000.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a commercial use;

(c)       has a rateable value of less than $200,000.

43b

Land used for a commercial purpose with a rateable value of $200,000 to less than $500,000.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a commercial use;

(c)       has a rateable value of $200,000 to less than $500,000.

43c

Land used for a commercial purpose with a rateable value of $500,000 to less than $1,000,000.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a commercial use;

(c)       has a rateable value of $500,000 to less than $1,000,000.

43d

Land used for a commercial purpose with a rateable value of $1,000,000 to less than $2,500,000.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a commercial use;

(c)       has a rateable value of $1,000,000 to less than $2,500,000.

44a

Land used for a commercial purpose with a rateable value of $2,500,000 to less than $5,000,000.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a commercial use;

(c)       has a rateable value of $2,500,000 to less than $5,000,000.

44b

Land used for a commercial purpose with a rateable value of $5,000,000 or greater.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a commercial use;

(c)       has a rateable value of $5,000,000 or greater.

45

Land used for a noxious industry that is not in rating categories 46, 47b and 50. 

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a noxious industry;

(c)       is not in rating categories 46, 47b and 50.

46

Land used for a noxious industry involving waste recycling or waste processing.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       has the Secondary Land Use Code of 37 Noxious Industry - Waste Recycling/Processing;

(c)       is primarily for a noxious industry involving waste recycling or waste processing.

47a

Land used for an extractive industry involving coal mining or the rehabilitation of land the subject of a previous or current extractive industry involving coal mining.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       has the Secondary Land Use Codes of 00 Coal mining and ancillary and/or associated activities including mine rehabilitation;

(c)       is primarily for an extractive industry involving coal mining or the rehabilitation of land the subject of a previous or current extractive industry involving coal mining.

47b

Land used for a noxious industry involving a landfill.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       has any of the following Secondary Land Use Codes:

(i)      17 Noxious Industry Land Fill - Putrescible Material;

(ii)     27 Noxious Industry Land Fill - Non Putrescible Material;

(c)       is primarily for a noxious industry involving a landfill.

48

Land used for an extractive industry that is not in rating category 47a. 

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for an extractive industry not involving any of the following:

(i)      coal mining;

(ii)     rehabilitation of land the subject of a previous or current extractive industry involving coal mining;

(c)       is not in rating category 47a.

49a

Land used for a light industry with a rateable value of less than $500,000.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a light industry;

(c)       has a rateable value of less than $500,000.

49b

Land used for a light industry with a rateable value of $500,000 to less than $1,000,000.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a light industry;

(c)       has a rateable value of $500,000 to less than $1,000,000.

49c

Land used for a light industry with a rateable value of $1,000,000 to less than $2,500,000.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a light industry;

(c)       has a rateable value of $1,000,000 to less than $2,500,000.

49d

Land used for a light industry with a rateable value of $2,500,000 to less than $5,000,000.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a light industry;

(c)       has a rateable value of $2,500,000 to less than $5,000,000.

49e

Land used for a light industry with a rateable value of $5,000,000 or greater.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a light industry;

(c)       has a rateable value of $5,000,000 or greater.

50

Land used for a heavy industry.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       if the land has a Primary Council Land Use Code of 37 Noxious/Offensive Industry, the land also has a Secondary Land Use Code of 99 Power Station;

(c)       is primarily for a heavy industry.

55a

Land used for a retail purpose with a total GLA of less than 5,000m2 and a rateable value of less than $200,000.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a retail purpose with a total GLA of less than 5,000m2;

(c)       has a rateable value of less than $200,000.

55b

Land used for a retail purpose with a total GLA of less than 5,000m2 and a rateable value of $200,000 to less than $500,000.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a retail purpose with a total GLA of less than 5,000m2;

(c)       has a rateable value of $200,000 to less than $500,000.

55c

Land used for a retail purpose with a total GLA less of than 5,000m2 and a rateable value of $500,000 to less than $1,000,000.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a retail purpose with a total GLA of less than 5,000m2;

(c)       has a rateable value of $500,000 to less than $1,000,000.

55d

Land used for a retail purpose with a total GLA of less than 5,000m2 and a rateable value of $1,000,000 to less than $2,500,000.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a retail purpose with a total GLA of less than 5,000m2;

(c)       has a rateable value of $1,000,000 to less than $2,500,000.

55e

Land used for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 5,000m2 to less than 7,500m2 and a rateable value of less than $2,500,000.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 5,000m2 to less than 7,500m2;

(c)       has a rateable value of less than $2,500,000.

55f

Land used for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 7,500m2 to less than 10,000m2 and a rateable value of less than $2,500,000.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 7,500m2 to less than 10,000m2;

(c)       has a rateable value of less than $2,500,000.

55g

Land used for a retail purpose with a total GLA of less than 10,000m2 and a rateable value of $2,500,000 or greater.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a retail purpose with a total GLA of less than 10,000m2;

(c)       has a rateable value of $2,500,000 or greater.

55h1

Land used for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 10,000m2 to less than 12,500m2 and a land area of less than 200,000m2.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 10,000m2 to less than 12,500m2;

(c)       has a land area of less than 200,000m2.

55h2

Land used for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 12,500m2 to less than 15,000m2 and a land area of less than 200,000m2.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 12,500m2 to less than 15,000m2;

(c)       has a land area of less than 200,000m2.

55h3

Land used for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 15,000m2 to less than 17,500m2 and a land area of less than 200,000m2.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 15,000m2 to less than 17,500m2;

(c)       has a land area of less than 200,000m2.

55h4

Land used for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 17,500m2 to less than 20,000m2 and a land area of less than 200,000m2.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 17,500m2 to less than 20,000m2;

(c)       has a land area of less than 200,000m2.

55i1

Land used for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 20,000m2 to less than 25,000m2 and a land area of less than 200,000m2.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 20,000m2 to less than 25,000m2;

(c)       has a land area of less than 200,000m2.

55i2

Land used for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 25,000m2 to less than 30,000m2 and a land area of less than 200,000m2.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 25,000m2 to less than 30,000m2;

(c)       has a land area of less than 200,000m2.

55j

Land used for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 30,000m2 to less than 45,000m2 and a land area of less than 200,000m2.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 30,000m2 to less than 45,000m2;

(c)       has a land area of less than 200,000m2.

55k

Land used for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 45,000m2 or greater and a land area of less than 200,000m2.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 45,000m2 or greater;

(c)       has a land area of less than 200,000m2.

55l

Land used for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 10,000m2 to less than 20,000m2 and a land area of 200,000m2 or greater.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 10,000m2 to less than 20,000m2;

(c)       has a land area of 200,000m2 or greater.

55m

Land used for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 20,000mto less than 30,000m2 and a land area of 200,000m2 or greater.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 20,000m2 to less than 30,000m2;

(c)       has a land area of 200,000m2 or greater.

55n

Land used for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 30,000mto less than 45,000m2 and a land area of 200,000m2 or greater.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 30,000m2 to less than 45,000m2;

(c)       has a land area of 200,000m2 or greater.

55o

Land used for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 45,000m2 or greater and a land area of 200,000m2 or greater.

Land which meets all of the following criteria:

(a)       has any of the Primary Council Land Use Codes for this rating category;

(b)       is primarily for a retail purpose with a total GLA of 45,000m2 or greater;

(c)       has a land area of 200,000m2 or greater.

D.             That the Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council delegate to the Chief Executive Officer the power to identify the rating category to which each parcel of rateable land belongs.

E.             That in accordance with section 94 of the Local Government Act 2009 and section 80 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, the Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council decide to levy differential general rates on rateable land in the local government area, on the basis stated in Part 2 of the 2019‑2020 Budget in Attachment 2 to the report by the General Manager - Corporate Services dated 20 June 2019.

F.              That in accordance with section 74 and section 76 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, the Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council decide that the rateable value of land for the financial year will be the 3-year averaged value of the land, on the basis stated in Part 2 of the 2019‑2020 Budget in Attachment 2 to the report by the General Manager - Corporate Services dated 20 June 2019.

G.             That in accordance with section 80 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, the Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council decide that the differential general rates for each rating category of rateable land in the local government area is that in column 2 of the table below which is stated in Part 2 of the 2019‑2020 Budget in Attachment 2 to the report by the General Manager - Corporate Services dated 20 June 2019.

 

Column 1
Rating category

Column 2

Differential general rates

Column 3

Minimum amount of general rates

Column 4
Limitation on increase of levied
 2018-2019 differential general rates (%)

1

0.7344 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$961

15

4

0.7344 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$588

15

8

0.7344 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$2,332

15

9

0.9776 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$1,302

15

10

0.7344 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$961

15

11

0.7344 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$961

15

15

0.9776 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$2,961

15

16

0.9776 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$1,302

15

17

0.7344 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$961

15

18

0.9776 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$1,302

15

19

1.0030 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$1,302

15

22a

0.9776 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$2,604

15

22b

0.9776 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$3,906

15

22c

0.9776 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$7,812

15

22d

0.9776 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$13,020

15

22e

0.9776 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$19,530

15

22f

0.9776 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$26,040

15

22g

0.9776 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$39,059

15

22h

0.9776 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$52,079

15

23

0.7344 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$961

15

24

1.2322 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$1,302

15

25

6.5126 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$1,302

15

41

0.6817 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$1,272

15

42

0.8675 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$1,272

15

43a

1.8715 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$1,260

15

43b

1.9651 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

Not applicable

15

43c

2.0587 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

Not applicable

15

43d

2.1522 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

Not applicable

15

44a

2.3394 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

Not applicable

15

44b

2.4797 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

Not applicable

15

45

2.4330 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$1,664

15

46

4.8659 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$22,616

15

47a

19.1874 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$13,348

15

47b

30.7101 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$432,000

5

48

3.1816 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$2,136

15

49a

2.0587 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$1,412

15

49b

2.1522 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

Not applicable

15

49c

2.2458 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

Not applicable

15

49d

2.4330 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

Not applicable

15

49e

2.5733 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

Not applicable

15

50

3.0880 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

Not applicable

15

55a

1.8715 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$1,260

15

55b

1.9651 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

Not applicable

15

55c

2.0587 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

Not applicable

15

55d

2.1522 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

Not applicable

15

55e

2.5733 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

Not applicable

7.5

55f

2.9944 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

Not applicable

7.5

55g

3.4623 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

Not applicable

7.5

55h1

4.7696 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$321,330

15

55h2

4.7696 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$397,280

15

55h3

4.7696 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$473,230

15

55h4

4.7696 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$549,180

15

55i1

4.7696 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$650,459

15

55i2

4.7696 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$751,399

15

55j

4.7696 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$894,742

15

55k

4.7696 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$1,431,627

15

55l

4.7696 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$911,535

15

55m

4.7696 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$1,367,153

15

55n

4.7696 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$2,051,979

15

55o

4.7696 cents in the dollar on the rateable value of all rateable land in this rating category

$2,653,638

15

H.             That in accordance with section 77 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, the Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council decide that the minimum amount of general rates for certain rating categories of rateable land in the local government area is to be fixed to that amount in column 3 of the table in Resolution G, on the basis stated in Part 2 of the 2019‑2020 Budget in Attachment 2 to the report by the General Manager - Corporate Services dated 20 June 2019.

I.               That in accordance with section 116 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, the Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council decide to limit the increase in the differential general rates for certain rating categories of rateable land in the local government area to not more than the differential general rates for the last financial year increased by the percentage stated in column 4 of the table in Resolution G, on the basis stated in Part 2 of the 2019‑2020 Budget in Attachment 2 to the report by the General Manager - Corporate Services dated 20 June 2019.

J.              That in accordance with section 94 of the Local Government Act 2009 and section 99 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, the Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council decide to levy utility charges for waste management services on rateable land in the local government area that are in column 2 of the table below, on the basis stated in Part 3 of the 2019‑2020 Budget in Attachment 2 to the report by the General Manager - Corporate Services dated 20 June 2019.


 

Column 1

Type of waste management service

Column 2

Waste management utility charge per waste management service (per annum)

Household waste service

$361.00

Adjusted household waste service

$180.60

Green waste service

$75.00

Non-household waste service

$361.00

Non-household waste levy

$61.40

K.             That in accordance with section 94 of the Local Government Act 2009, section 94 of the Local Government Regulation 2012 and section 128A of the Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990, the Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council decide to levy a special charge of $42 per annum for the Rural Fire Brigades Services (which is also known as the Rural Fire Resources levy) for the services, facilities or activities identified in the Rural Fire Resources Levy Overall Plan, on rateable land in the local government area that specially benefits from the Rural Fire Brigades Services, on the basis stated in Part 4 of the 2019‑2020 Budget in Attachment 2 to the report by the General Manager - Corporate Services dated 20 June 2019.

L.              That in accordance with section 94 of the Local Government Act 2009 and section 103 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, the Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council decide to levy a separate charge of $45 per annum for the Ipswich Enviroplan on rateable land in the local government area, on the basis stated in Part 5 of the 2019‑2020 Budget in Attachment 2 to the report by the General Manager - Corporate Services dated 20 June 2019.

M.            That in accordance with section 107 of the Local Government Regulation 2012 and section 114 of the Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990, the Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council decide that rates and charges (including the Emergency Management Levy) will be levied quarterly on the basis stated in Part 6 of the 2019‑2020 Budget in Attachment 2 to the report by the General Manager - Corporate Services dated 20 June 2019.

N.             That the Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council decide on the basis stated in Part 6 of the 2019‑2020 Budget in Attachment 2 to the report by the General Manager - Corporate Services dated 20 June 2019, the following:

(a)      the period within which rates and charges (including the Emergency Management Levy under section 115 of the Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990) must be paid in accordance with section 118 of the Local Government Regulation 2012;

(b)      to allow ratepayers to pay rates and charges (including the Emergency Management Levy) by instalments in accordance with section 129 of the Local Government Regulation 2012;

(c)      to allow a discount for payment of rates and charges before the end of a period that ends on or before the due date for payment in accordance with section 130 of the Local Government Regulation 2012.

O.             That in accordance with section 133 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, the Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council decide that interest is payable on overdue rates and charges, at an annual rate of 9.83%, on the basis stated in Part 7 of the 2019‑2020 Budget in Attachment 2 to the report by the General Manager - Corporate Services dated 20 June 2019.

P.             That in accordance with Chapter 4, Part 10 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, the Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council decide to grant a concession for rates and charges to an eligible pensioner who owns and occupies rateable land, on the basis stated in Part 8 of the 2019‑2020 Budget in Attachment 2 to the report by the General Manager - Corporate Services dated 20 June 2019.

Q.            That in accordance with section 192 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, the Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council adopt the Debt Policy for 2019‑2020 which is stated in Part 10 of the 2019‑2020 Budget in Attachment 2 to the report by the General Manager - Corporate Services dated 20 June 2019.

R.             That in accordance with section 191 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, the Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council adopt the Investment Policy for 2019‑2020 which is stated in Part 11 of the 2019‑2020 Budget in Attachment 2 to the report by the General Manager - Corporate Services dated 20 June 2019.

S.              That the Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council adopt the Financial Management Policy for 2019‑2020 which is stated in Part 12 of the 2019‑2020 Budget in Attachment 2 to the report by the General Manager - Corporate Services dated 20 June 2019.

T.             That in accordance with section 198 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, the Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council adopt the Procurement Policy for 2019-2020 which is stated in Part 13 of the 2019‑2020 Budget in Attachment 2 to the report by the General Manager - Corporate Services dated 20 June 2019.

U.             That in accordance with section 104 and section 107A of the Local Government Act 2009 and section 170 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, the Interim Administrator of the Ipswich City Council consider and adopt the 2019‑2020 Budget, which is Attachment 2 to the report by the General Manager - Corporate Services dated 20 June 2019, that includes the following:

(a)      the Budget and Long-Term Financial Forecast which is stated in Part 1, including the Forecast Financial Statements: Statement of Income and Expenditure, Statement of Financial Position, Statement of Cash Flows and Statement of Changes in Equity;

(b)      the Revenue Statement which is stated in Part 9;

(c)      the Revenue Policy which is stated in Part 14;

(d)      the relevant measures of financial sustainability which is stated in Part 1;

(e)      the total value of the change, expressed as a percentage, in the rates and utility charges levied for the financial year compared with the rates and utility charges levied in the previous budget which is stated in Part 1.

V.             That it be recorded that in each case where a preceding Resolution refers to the whole or a part of a document which is in Attachment 1 or Attachment 2 to the report by the General Manager - Corporate Services dated 20 June 2019, the whole or part of the document is incorporated by reference into and forms part of the terms and content of the Resolution.

The motion was put and carried.

 


MEETING CLOSED

The meeting closed at 9.15 am.