Council Meeting Snapshot - Wednesday 24 May 2023

Published on 24 May 2023

To keep our community up to date with key Council decisions, outcomes and plans; here is a snapshot summary from Council’s Wednesday 24 May Council meeting.      


Petition to reopen Weebar Road North Bound, Drouin

A petition with 172 signatories has been submitted to Council seeking the reopening of Weebar Road North Bound, Drouin.

Community Infrastructure

Opportunity to Join the Gippsland Alliance for Climate Action

Council committed to joining the Gippsland Alliance for Climate Action for the 2023/24 and 2024/25 financial year through a memorandum of understanding and payment of relevant membership fees; and, will undertake a review of the benefits of membership by March 2025 with the results presented to a future Council meeting.

Drouin, Yarragon and Trafalgar Parking Studies - Final Report

Council noted the community feedback received during the public exhibition period of the draft Drouin, Yarragon and Trafalgar Parking Studies Reports.

Council adopted the recommendations of the Drouin, Yarragon and Trafalgar Parking Studies Reports, now that the community consultation is completed. 

Chief Executive Office

Authorisation of Expenditure for Investigations into Council Processes

Council approved expenditure of up to $100,000 for the purpose of engaging external support to investigate the allegations raised by former Councillor Joe Gauci, following his resignation from Council on 26 April 2023.

Governance and Information Services

Extension of the Independent Audit and Risk Committee Member

Council moved to extend the tenure of David Ashmore on the Audit and Risk Committee for a period of one year, until 26 July 2024, pursuant to the Local Government Act 2020.

Notices of Motion

Repair and Reconstruction of Three Roads

Council moved to receive a report by 27 September 2023 identifying the scope, design and construction costs and options to seek external funding (government and private) to support the repair and reconstruction of the following roads;

a. Darnum Shady Creed Road - between Pedder Street, Nilma and Thurlows Road, Shady Creek;

b. Hazeldean Road - between Parkers Road, Yarragon and Gainsborough Road, Gainsborough; and,

c. Thurlows Road, Shady Creek.

Bereavement Motion - Chlorie Bottrell

Cr Kostos tabled a Bereavement Motion to honour the late Chlorie Bottrell.

Baw Baw Shire Council have reopened Council Meetings to members of the public. 

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