Lane Cove Council

 

 

 

Ordinary Council

 

MINUTES

 

DATE OF MEETING:
18 June 2007
LOCATION:
Council Chambers
TIME:
7:00PM

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.

 

Lane Cove Council business papers and minutes are available on Council’s website www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au

 


PRESENT:

 

Councillor I. Longbottom, (Chair), R. D’Amico, Councillor K. Freedman, Councillor W. Gaffney, Councillor J. Hassarati, Councillor T. Lawson, Councillor A. Smith, Councillor F. Teirney and Councillor R. Tudge.

 

ALSO PRESENT:

 

The General Manager,  Executive Manager - Environmental Services,  Executive Manager – Open Space & Urban Services, Executive Manager – Corporate Services and Manager - Environment.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

 

Councillor F Teirney declared a Pecuinary Interest in General Manager Report No.14 - 314 Burns Bay Road, Development of Planning Controls, as her property is adjacent. Councillor Teirney indicated she would not debate or vote on the matter.

 

Councillor K Freedman declared a non-pecuniary interest in Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No.24 – Hedging and Vegetation & Leighton Green Trees Policy as she has some hedging of more than 1.8 metres in height along some of her property  boundaries.  Councillor K Freedman indicated she would debate and vote on the matter.

 

Councillor R D’Amico declared a non-pecuniary interest in Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No.24 – Hedging and Vegetation & Leighton Green Trees Policy as he has some Leighton Green Trees on his property.  Councillor R D’Amico indicated he would debate and vote on the matter.

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

 

The meeting was opened with a prayer by Rev Eric Percival from St Giles Anglican Church, Greenwich.

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

136

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Teirney that Standing Orders be suspended and that members of the public who wish to address Council be allowed to do so for a maximum of three minutes.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Graham Holland, Bushland Management and Conservation Society – in relation to General Manager Report No.4 and General Manager Report No. 5.

 

Doug Stuart, Bushland Management and Conservation Society – in relation to Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No.24 – Hedging and Vegetation & Leighton Green Trees Policy.

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

137

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Teirney and Gaffney that Standing Orders resume.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 4 JUNE 2007

138

RESOLVED on the  of Councillors Smith and D'Amico that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 4 June 2007 be received.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

139

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and D'Amico that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 4 June 2007 be confirmed.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Order Of The Day No. 1

SUBJECT: Council and Committee Meeting Schedule - July 2007

140

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Lawson and Smith that the Council and Committee Meeting Schedule for July 2007 be adopted.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Notices of MOTION

 

Notice of  No. 2

SUBJECT: Amending Council's Practice to allow Members of the Public to Address Council on Agenda Items at the first Council Meeting of the Month

141

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Freedman and Tudge that Council:-

 

1.         Resolves that at the first Council meeting (first Monday) of each month, people who wish to address Council on any matter in a report on the agenda for that meeting (for a maximum of three minutes) be allowed to do so at the conclusion of Closed Committee or if there is no Closed Committee at the commencement of the meeting.

 

2.         Confirms its practice established pursuant to a resolution of 13 May 1996 that:

“At the second Council meeting (third Monday) of each month, people who wish to address Council on an issue (for a maximum of three minutes) be allowed to do so at the conclusion of the Closed Committee.”

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 General Managers Reports

 

General Managers Report No. 13

SUBJECT: Little Lane Carpark - Development of Planning Controls

142

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and D'Amico that Council:-

 

1.         Endorse the development of planning controls for the Little Street Carpark site as outlined and hold a Councillors Workshop during the process.

 

2.         A further report be submitted to Council on the outcome.

 

3.         Include an explanation of the process on Council’s website with regular updates.

 

 

Upon being put to the Meeting, the motion was declared carried.

 

For the Motion were Councillors D'Amico, Freedman, Gaffney, Hassarati, Lawson, Longbottom, Smith and Teirney (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Councillor Tudge (Total 1).

 

 

General Managers Report No. 14

SUBJECT: 314 Burns Bay Road - Development of Planning Controls

Councillor F Teirney reaffirmed her pecuniary interest in the matter and vacated the chamber.

143

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Smith that that Council:-

 

1.         Endorse the development of planning controls for 314 Burns Bay Road as outlined and hold a Councillor Workshop during the process;

 

2.         A further report be submitted to Council on the outcome.

 

      3.         Include an explanation of the process on Council’s website with regular updates;

 

 

Upon being put to the Meeting, the motion was declared carried.

 

For the Motion were Councillors D'Amico, Freedman, Gaffney, Hassarati, Lawson, Longbottom and Smith (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Councillor Tudge (Total 1).

Absent Councillor Teirney

 

Councillor F Teirney returned to the meeting.

 

 

 

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 15

SUBJECT: Leash Free Areas Review

Council’s consultant Virginia Jackson addressed Council.

144

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Gaffney that Council:-

 

1.         Receive and note the report.

 

2.         Adopt the recommendations of the Harlock Jackson Pty Ltd Leash Free Areas Review.

 

3.         Investigate the costs involved in fully implementing all recommendations of the review, including signage outlining the need for dogs to be on leash in bushland, and return a further report to Council outlining these costs.

 

4.         Notify all those who forwarded a submission to Council, and participants who attended the public meeting of the recommendations of the review.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Corporate Services Division Reports

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 29

SUBJECT: NSROC Annual Conference - RECOMMENDATIONS of Regional Significance

145

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Teirney that Council:-

 

1.         adopt the two recommendations of regional significance outlined in the report and the following two motions, for submission to NSROC for consideration at its Annual Conference on 2 August 2007.

 

a)  That NSROC support the motion of Wingecarribee adopted at the 2006 LGSA Conference by:-

 

1.      Requesting the Department of Local Government to recognise that “vegetative screen plantings” can be defined as a type of development to be included in the land use tables of a LEP and that in some circimstances it is appropriate to require the lodgement and assessment of a Development Application.

 

2.      Offering to work with the NSW Department of Planning to formulate a planning control which allows councils to control the height of all hedge planting (irrespective of species) in their respective Local Government urban and rural areas.

 

b)  That NSROC call upon the Federal Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts to review the Federal Telecommunications Act 1997 regarding the installation of low impact towers on adjoining properties to remove the exisiting inequities that can occur in residential or mixed use zones when a neighbour of an adjoining property consents to the erection of a tower on their property without consent of the adjoining neighbours. An appropriate procedure should be put in place which provides for an equitable outcome for all parties involved, including a right of appeal against an unfair decision."

 

     That NSROC write to all Federal Members covering the NSROC and seek their support in addressing this inequity."

 

2.        develop a detailed supporting case for each motion be submitted to NSROC by the closing deadline.

 

 

 The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 31

SUBJECT: Request for Funding by Australian Paralympic Committee

146

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gaffney and Smith that Council:-

 

1.    donate $500 to the Australian Paralympic Committee to support the sending of athletes to the 2008 Paralympic Games; and

 

2.    give Public Notice of the proposed donation in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993, and subject to no objections being received, grant the donation.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Reports

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 24

SUBJECT: Hedging Vegetation & Leighton Green Trees - Policy

147

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Lawson and Freedman that consideration of the matter be deferred and a Councillor workshop be held at an early date to examine the best means of proceeding to limit nuisance from vegetative screen plantings.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

 

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 26

SUBJECT: Traffic and Parking Master Plan for Lane Cove Town Centre and Business Park Traffic and Parking Strategy Study

148

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Smith that consideration of the matter be deferred until the next meeting of Council.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Environmental Services Division Reports

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 10

SUBJECT: Draft  Access DCP for Exhibition

149

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Freedman and Smith that Council:

 

1.         adopt the Draft Access Development Control Plan as attached at AT1, in accordance with s.74(C) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, for the purpose of public exhibition; and

 

2.         at the conclusion of the public exhibition, the submissions be evaluated and included in the final report to Council.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 14

SUBJECT: Local Government Carbon Trading Scheme

150

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and D'Amico that Council:

 

1.         receive and note this report;

 

2.         support the development of the Local Government Emissions Trading Scheme; and

 

3.         be kept informed of developments in the Local Government Emissions Trading Scheme.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Human Services Division Reports

 

Human Services Division Report No. 10

SUBJECT: Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) Action Plan (DDAAP)

151

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Freedman and Tudge that Council receive and note the Report.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

Human Services Division Report No. 11

SUBJECT: National Men's Sheds Conference

152

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Smith that Council:-

 

1.   fund up to ten (10) places, being $4,000 for the Men’s Shed Second National Conference to be held in Manly on 13 – 14 September 2007; and

 

2.   give Public Notice of the proposed donation for the Lane Cove Men’s Shed in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993, and subject to no objections being received, grant the donation.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

  

 

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

Question Without Notice No. 1 - From Councillor Lawson

 

The General Manager advise Councillors of the cost of the Aquatic Centre work and the potential for Council to transfer these costs onto others?

 

The Mayor referred the question to the General Manager.

 

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 8.34pm

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 16 July, 2007, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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