The rezoning of parcels of land in Pambula and South Pambula to allow for higher density residential developments is the main item on the agenda at Bega Valley Shire Council’s meeting Wednesday.
In 2012 council engaged Zenith Town Planning to undertake a review which addresses the opportunities for residential growth around Pambula and South Pambula.
Three areas are identified as suitable for affordable residential development.
Also on the agenda is an updated version of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between council and the Bega, Eden and Merrimans Local Aboriginal Lands Councils (LALCs).
The MOU aims to strengthen the relationship between council and the shire’s Aboriginal community.
Changes include a more specific acknowledgement of the Yuin nation as the Indigenous custodians of the Bega Valley Shire.
Also before the council is a request from Stop the NSW Power Sell Off to support their campaign in regard to public concerns about any future sell-off of the NSW electricity network.
It is noted in the recommendation that council does not have a policy position in relation to the ownership of utilities.
Recommendations regarding the staffing structure of Sapphire Aquatic Centre are themselves the subject of a recommendation to be moved into closed section, barring the public and the media.