Deniliquin Pastoral Times
It was a Council meeting week last week. A couple of important clearing-of-the-decks decisions were taken regarding projects in Moama, both of which will get us moving on new infrastructure.
Firstly, Council resolved to change a parcel of land from Community Use to Operational Land. This change will allow planning for the long-awaited new police station in Moama to begin. The land in question is at the eastern corner of the Cobb Highway and Perricoota Rd intersection, in part of what is now known as Lawry Park. Progress towards the station will now be in the hands of the State Government, and we are pleased that a funding allocation has been made in the current ȴnancial year for that purpose. Secondly, Council approved the application for the amendment of our Local Environment Plan to permit the construction of a childcare facility on the corner of Lignum Lane and Boyes St. This change will enable planning to proceed on the centre, which will eventually replace the centre on the corner of Frances and Regent streets. The current centre has outgrown its footprint, and is very inconvenient for clients because of the lack of parking options. Furthermore, when the new bridge is completed, we expect a lot more traɝc to utilise Frances St when it is re-connected with Perricoota Rd. Another item that attracted lively debate was the issue of animal breeding facilities, essentially for dogs and cats. Recent changes to regulation in Victoria has seen an uptick in applications in our area. Council has received a number of submissions raising concerns about the potential for so-called “puppy farms” being established here. It was resolved to amend our planning instruments to more clearly deȴne acceptable facilities, and to lobby State Government to accelerate their review of regulations regarding these businesses. Proposed amendments to our requirements will come back to Council for approval.
For further information contact council on 1300ɋ087ɋ004 or visit www.murrayriver.nsw.gov.au