Thursday 16 August, 2012
Tamworth Regional Council will spend $76,000 from its Water Fund reserve to complete a program of improvements at five reservoirs across the region.
Councillors at Tuesday night's meeting approved the funding allocation for works at Barraba, Manilla Bendemeer and Kootingal which were not fully funded in the 2011/2012 Budget.
A report tabled at the meeting said security fencing would be installed at the Barraba Range Street Reservoir, Bendemeer reservoir and two Kootingal reservoirs.
Electronic water meters will be installed at reservoir sites in Barraba and Manilla. The meters will help with the overall management of the water supply and the monitoring and detection of water losses.
Other outcomes of the meeting include:
- A decision to approve, in principle, the name Snow Gum Close for a new road created in a subdivision of Browns Lane, Moore Creek. The names continues the practice of streets in the area being themed to tree species.
- Consent to the proposed closure of an unformed Council public road at Duri known as the Currabubula Stock Route Road which runs across a property. Despite its name, the road is not a designated stock route and Council will notify the Department of Primary Industries Catchment and Lands Crown Lands Division the road is surplus to council's needs.
Business papers for all Council meetings are available at www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au on the Friday before each meeting. Go to the box in the middle of the home page and click on 'Check business papers and minutes'. The minutes are usually published on the Friday after the meeting.
Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 6.30pm in the Chambers on Level 4 of Ray Walsh House, 437 Peel St, Tamworth.