Wednesday 26 September, 2012
Tamworth Regional Council has endorsed a proposal from the NSW State Emergency Service to change the name of their Tamworth-based unit.
A report tabled at last night's council meeting explained how the existing name of the unit - Tamworth Regional Council State Emergency Service Unit - was creating some confusion.
'The official title of the Tamworth unit is causing problems in that they regularly receive telephone calls for Council and there appears to be confusion by people not reading the full title and only recognising the Tamworth regional Council component of the name,' the report said.
'To avoid the difficulty in future, the SES has proposed to change the name from Tamworth Regional Council State Emergency Service Unit to Tamworth State Emergency Service Unit.' The new name reflects the same practice used to name the other State Emergency Service units in the Tamworth region at Barraba, Manilla and Nundle.
Under the provisions of the State Emergency Services Act 1989, the Commissioner may assign a name to an SES unit. The SES Action Region Controller asked for Council's endorsement of the proposed name change for the Tamworth-based unit before it was finalised by the Commissioner.
Other outcomes of the meeting include:
- A decision to grant Essential Energy an easement for electricity purposes over Council land at the White Street/Kable Avenue carpark in Tamworth.
- Endorsing the development of a written submission from Council in response to the NSW Government's Green Paper proposing significant legislative change to the current planning system.
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 a 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.
Meetings include a community consultation section where members of the public are able to address council on matters included in the business paper for the meeting.