The issue of a community poll on water fluoridation continues to bubble away.
Voters are set to take part in a community poll to gauge opinion on water fluoridation in conjunction with the 2021 local government election.
But Cr Rob Turner has put forward a notice of motion on the issue to Port Macquarie-Hastings Council's meeting on Wednesday, February 17.
His recommendation proposes the council not proceed with any community poll in conjunction with the next local government election.
Instead, the recommendation requests a councillor briefing on costed options for obtaining feedback from the whole community on fluoridation of the public water supply.
The recommendation notes the community poll is expected to cost the community about $60,000 and its results are non-binding.
The Australian Dental Association NSW has called on council to scrap the water fluoridation poll.
Water fluoridation began here in February 2012 after the council referred the decision to the state government.
Meanwhile, the proposed primary airport access road planning could take another turn.
A four-point recommendation proposes to remove the realignment of Fernhill Road from all proposed primary airport access road intersection options with the Oxley Highway.
The recommendation also proposes to discontinue any further investigations into the Fernhill Road realignment for the proposed primary airport access road intersection with the Oxley Highway.
If supported, that would mean the Fernhill Road area was no longer in a road upgrade investigation zone.
A report to go before the February meeting said the council, following a notice of motion by deputy mayor Lisa Intemann, resolved to investigate the feasibility of having an intersection for the proposed primary airport access road and the Oxley Highway that did not include any realignment of Fernhill Road.
That investigation has been done.
Transport for NSW, based on the initial traffic modelling undertaken for the intersection, confirmed that the original proposal to realign Fernhill Road to provide a single consolidated access point on the Oxley Highway can be formally discounted.
The council meeting begins at 5.30pm on Wednesday, February 17.
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