At the September meeting the Committee welcomed two new Committee members Russell Joshua and Terry Maloney both bring valued experience and knowledge to the Committee.
A DSRA member addressed the committee meeting seeking support from the DSRA to lobby Council to provide rate relief for those on JobKeeper not only those on CentreLink payments. The Committee agreed to contact Council on this matter. The push for the Shire to become RV Friendly was discussed and Committee member Terry Maloney reported that negotiations are progressing with Caravan & Motorhome Club of Australia Board members visiting the Shire and having positive meetings with Council. The “right to vote” campaign continues with contact made with State & Federal politicians to draw attention to the issue in this Shire. An update on the General Rate Review was provided. Council have not made much progress to-date. A review of Land Valuations is long overdue (not done for over 4yrs) and DSRA are seeking assurance that this will be conducted this financial year. DSRA continues to lobby council on amendments to the Concealed Leak Policy and Water Customer Service Standards. The Committee moved to accept DSC CEO Mark Stoermer’s offer to attend DSRA Committee meetings, seen as a positive step forward to improve engagement with Council. If you would like further details on any of the matters raised in the meeting, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).