Lane Cove Council

 

 

 

Ordinary Council

 

MINUTES

 

DATE OF MEETING:
17 September 2007
LOCATION:
Council Chambers
TIME:
7:06PM

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:

 

Acting General Manager,  Executive Manager - Environmental Services,  Executive Manager – Open Space & Urban Services, Executive, Executive Manager Human Services, Manager – Development Assessment and Manager - Administration.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

 

Nil

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

 

The meeting was opened with a prayer by Father Martin Maunsell of St Michael’s Catholic Church, Lane Cove.

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

242

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Teirney and Smith 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.

 

Mr Stephen Bowers congratulated Council and staff for their great work in the last 3 years and particularly the last 12 months.

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

243

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Smith that Standing Orders be resumed.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

PROCEDURAL MOTION

244

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Smith that Mayoral Minute No. 5 be brought forward.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 


Mayoral Minutes

 

Mayoral Minute No. 5

SUBJECT: Lane Cove Concert Band

245

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Tudge that Council send a letter of congratulations to the Lane Cove Concert Band for being adjudged State Open B Grade Band Champions at the recent State Band Championships.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 3 SEPTEMBER 2007

246

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Tudge that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 3 September 2007 be received.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

247

RESOLVED on the motion of Smith and Tudge that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 3 September 2007 be confirmed, except for the insertion of the word motion on the first line of the Resolution for Minute Number 228, Environmental Services Division Report No. 27.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Order Of The Day No. 18

SUBJECT: Council and Committee Meeting Schedule - October 2007

248

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors D'Amico and Teirney that the Council and Committee Schedule for October 2007 be adopted.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

order of the day

Councillor Freedman raised the following orders of the day;  the performance of the Lane Cove Youth Orchestra and Chatswood String Ensemble on Sunday 16 September 2007 and the need for the recently updated Greenwaste Calender to be on Council’s Website and in the next community newsletter.

 

 

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Freedman and Longbottom that:-

 

  1. Council send a letter of congratulations to the Lane Cove Youth Orchestra and Chatswood String Ensemble for their great performance on Sunday 17 September at Chatswood.

 

  1. Council place the recently updated Greenwaste Calender on the Website and place an article in the next Community Newsletter.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Corporate Services Division Reports

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 45

SUBJECT: Number of Councillors for 2008 Local Government Elections

250

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Gaffney that the number of Councillors to be elected at the 2008 Local Government Election be 3 from each ward being a total of 9.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 39

SUBJECT: Procedures for Election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor and Councillor Representation on Council's Committees

251

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and D’Amico that:-

 

1.         Council conduct the Election for Mayor and Deputy Mayor for the period September 2007 to September 2008.

 

2.         If more than two nominations are received for Mayor or Deputy Mayor, the election of these positions proceed by open voting.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

ELECTION OF MAYOR AND DEPUTY MAYOR FOR 2007/08

 

Council’s Acting General Manager advised that 2 nominations were received for the position of Mayor for the next twelve months being Councillors Tudge and Longbottom.

 

Council’s Acting General Manager asked those in favour of Councillor Tudge to raise their hand, those in favour were Councillors Freedman, Teirney and Tudge.

 

Council’s Acting General Manager asked those in favour of Councillor Longbottom to raise their hand, those in favour were Councillors D’Amico, Gaffney,  Hassarati, Lawson, Longbottom and Smith.

 

Council’s Acting General Manager declared Councillor Longbottom elected as Mayor for the next 12 months.

 

Council’s Acting General Manager advised that 1 nomination was received for the position of Deputy Mayor for the next twelve months being Councillors Gaffney.

 

Council’s Acting General Manager declared Councillor Gaffney elected as Deputy Mayor for the next 12 months.

 

Procedural Motion

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Smith that the Councillor Representation for the next 12 months on Council Committees be as follows:-

 

1.       Services and Resources Committee

 

This Committee deals with the "service" activities and day to day management of resources of the Council, such as finance, traffic and legal services. The full Terms of Reference for the Committee are included in Council's Code of Meeting Practice. The Committee meets in the Committee Room in the Civic Centre on the first and third Mondays of each month at 8.00pm. The Committee requires a quorum of three (3) Councillors, one (1) from each ward.

 

Members: The Mayor — Councillor Longbottom, Ex Officio, Councillors Gaffney, Hassarati Tierney and Tudge.

 

2.         Planning and Building Committee

 

This Committee has authority to determine development applications as lodged with Council not dealt with under delegated authority by the General Manager. The full Terms of Reference for the Committee are included in Council's Code of Meeting Practice. The Committee meets in the Council Chambers on the first and third Mondays of each month at 8.00pm. The Committee requires a quorum of three (3) Councillors, one (1) from each ward.

 

Members: The Mayor — Councillor Longbottom, Ex Officio, Councillors D’Amico, Freedman, Lawson and Smiths.

 

3.         Inspection Committee

 

This Committee of the whole of Council carries out site inspections where it is considered Council should do so, with the majority of inspections being of development application proposals. The full Terms of Reference for the Committee are included in Council's Code of Meeting Practice. The Committee meets, unless otherwise determined, at 8.30am on the first Saturday of each month, in the Civic Centre carpark and then proceeds to inspection of the matters listed on the agenda. The Committee requires a quorum of five (5), with at least one (1) Councillor from each ward.

 

Members: All Councillors and appropriate staff as determined by the General Manager.

4.         Citizenship Awards Selection Committee

 

This Committee considers nominations for Council's Citizenship Awards and meets usually in November, December, February and March each year prior to the ceremony which is currently held in May. The Meetings are held in the Civic Centre.

 

Members: The Mayor – Councillor Longbottom, Ex Officio, Councillors D'Amico, Freedman, Gaffney, Hassarati, Teirney and Smith and appropriate staff as determined by the General Manager and any available Councillors may also attend.

 

5.         Publications Editorial Task Force

 

This Committee provides input from a Councillor's perspective on the draft Quarterly Newsletter to the community, which is prepared by Council staff. The Committee meets on an as required basis in the Committee Room in the Civic Centre.

 

Members: The Mayor - Councillor Longbottom, Ex Officio, Councillors Freedman, Gaffney, Lawson, and Smith and appropriate staff as determined by the General Manager.

 

Other Committees Involving Council Representation

 

6.         Bicycle Working Party

 

This Committee meets to consider the provision of bicycle facilities in Lane Cove. The Committee meets in the Committee Room in the Civic Centre every 6 - 8 weeks.

 

Members: Councillors D'Amico, Hassarati and Lawson, and any available Councillors may also attend.

 

7.         Bushland Management Advisory Committee

 

This Committee provides advice to the General Manager on bushland management within Lane Cove. The Committee comprises three (3) Councillors, the Manager - Bushland, members of the Community and Representatives of the Lane Cove Bushland and Conservation Society. The Committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm in the Committee Room in the Civic Centre.

 

Members: Councillors D'Amico, Teirney and Smith with Councillor Freedman as an alternate.

 

8.         Cameraygal Festival Committee

 

This Committee is the organising committee for the Cameraygal Festival which holds office for a term of up to four (4) years. The Committee generally meets up to seven (7) months of the year, from November to May and meeting dates are set by the Committee. The Committee Members of the Committee are appointed by Council.

Members: The Mayor - Councillor Longbottom, Ex Officio and Councillor Tudge and Councillor D’Amico as observer.

 

9.         Centrehouse Management Committee

 

Centrehouse is a not-for-profit community art and leisure centre offering leisure learning for the community, including various courses for children to adults and facilities for hire. The Management Committee meets monthly at Centrehouse.

 

Members: Councillors Freedman and Gaffney with Councillor Lawson as Alternate.

 

10.       Chatswood South Cemetery Committee

 

This Committee meets twice a year to inspect the cemetery grounds and organise for any maintenance work to be undertaken. The Committee comprises of the Minister and two (2) parish members Church representatives, three (3) Councillors, Manager – Open Space and the Manager - Local History and Archives as Council's Archivist.

 

Members: The Mayor — Councillor Longbottom, Ex Officio and Councillors Gaffney and Teirney.

 

11.       Consultation Committee — Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council (Metro) and  Lane Cove Council

 

Council at its meeting held 15 March 2004 resolved to enter into an agreement with the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council which included the establishment of a Consultation Committee, comprising of the President of the Metro Council and the Mayor and General Manager of Lane Cove Council. The purpose of the Committee is to co-ordinate any issues arising from the Agreement concerning Aboriginal land, working together to apply for funding and on joint ventures that foster reconciliation.

 

Members: The Mayor - Longbottom Ex Officio and Clr Teirney as an alternate and the General Manager.

 


12.       Gore Hill Memorial Cemetery Trust

 

The Trust is appointed by the Minister for Lands and is responsible for the care, control and management of Gore Hill Cemetery at St Leonards.

 

Member: Councillor Gaffney.

 

13.       Kindy Cove Management Advisory Committee

 

This Committee provides advice to the Management of the Long Day Care Centre, from a parent and community perspective. The Committee meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7.00pm, usually at Kindy Cove.

Member: Councillor Smith.

 

14.       Lane Cove Access Committee

 

This Committee was re-established by Council resolution 2 February 2004, as an advisory Committee. The Committee's objectives are to increase and promote general awareness of access, mobility and safety issues in the community and more specifically for people with disabilities and to provide advice on access to public amenities.

 

Members: Councillor Freedman, Councillor Smith, appropriate Council Officers as determined by the General Manager, five (5) representatives of organisations and five (5) community representatives.

 

15.       Lane Cove Airport Action Group

 

This community based group was established to draw together the people of Lane Cove with concerns regarding aircraft noise and pollution. The group is currently in recess, meeting informally only twice a year, with the view to meeting more often if the need arises.

 

Members: Councillor Tudge and Councillor Freedman as an alternate.

 

16.       Lane Cove Community Aid Board of Directors

 

Community Aid is an incorporated association which provides direct services to the elderly, disabled and their carers in Lane Cove. The Board meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:30pm at the Community Aid Centre.

 

Members: The Mayor - Councillor Longbottom, Ex Officio and Councillor Smith.

 

17.       Lane Cove Community Transport Committee

 

This Committee was formed to provide a forum for discussion on the most appropriate improvements to community transport in the Lane Cove Area and to make recommendations to Council. The Committee meets approximately every six weeks on either a Tuesday or Wednesday at 6:00pm in the meeting room on the 2nd floor of the Civic Centre.

 

Members: Membership comprises of representatives from the State Transit Authority, community representatives, Council staff and a Councillor from Each Ward, being Councillors Hassarati, Teirney and Tudge.

 

18.       Lane Cove Cultural Advisory Committee

 

This Committee assists in the formulation of cultural planning strategies and initiatives.  The Committee meets in the Training Room in the Civic Centre at 6.30pm. The meeting dates are set by the Committee.

 

Members: Any Councillor who wishes to attend, Council staff as designated by the General Manager and up to eight (8) members drawn from the community.

 

19.     Lane Cove Historical Society

 

The Society meets on the second Tuesday of each month excepting December and January at 8:00pm in the Cove Room at Council and provides a forum for the promotion and discussion of history in Lane Cove. The Society also assists in the administration of Carisbrook House.

 

Members: The Mayor — Councillor Longbottom, Ex Officio, Councillors Freedman and Teirney.

            

20.        Lane Cove Occasional Child Care Centre

 

This Committee considers management issues of the Child Care Centre. The Committee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Committee Room in the Civic Centre at 8.00pm.

 

Member: Councillor D'Amico and Councillor Freedman.

 

21.        Lane Cove Retirement Units Association Ltd Board

 

The Association seeks to provide suitable accommodation for aged persons capable of independent living, and manages the land and buildings at Pottery Gardens to this end. Two (2) Councillors are required to be on the Board which meets on an as required basis.

 

Members: Councillors Smith and Gaffney.

 

22.        Lane Cove River Estuary Management Committee

 

This Committee aims to provide a co-ordinated approach to estuary management, involving Councils, State Government and the community. The Committee meets when required, on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 5:00pm in the Training Room at the Civic Centre.

 

Members: Councillors Hassarati and Teirney with Clr Lawson as an alternate and appropriate staff as determined by the General Manager.

 

23.        Lane Cove Social Development Group

 

This Group assists in the development and ongoing monitoring of the Social Plan.  It provides a venue for community input into assessing strategies, actions and projects to meet community needs.   The Group meets quarterly – February, May, August, November on the second Wednesday of the month in the Committee Room of the Civic Centre at 6.00pm.

 

Members: Councillors Freedman, Teirney and Tudge and Councillor D'Amico as an alternate, three (3) community representatives and staff as determined by the General Manager.

 

24.        Lane Cove Sports Committee

 

This Committee was formed in 1978 to investigate and make recommendations to Council on matters relating to sport and sporting facilities within Lane Cove. The Committee comprises the Mayor as an ex-officio member of the Committee, Councillors and delegates of sporting clubs within Lane Cove. The Committee meets bi-annually, usually March and September, at 7:00pm in the Staff Amenities room at Council.

 

Members: The Mayor – Councillor Longbottom, Ex Officio, Councillors Hassarati, Lawson, Teirney and Tudge and appropriate staff as determined by the General Manager.

 

25.        Local History Publications Committee

 

The Committee members consist of the Manager - Library Services, the Manager - Local History and Archives, at least one (1) Councillor and appropriate experts selected according to subject matter. The Committee helps to plan the publication of papers relevant to the history and development of areas as defined by the Local History Collection. The Committee meets on an as required basis at the Lane Cove Library.

 

Members: The Mayor – Councillor Longbottom, Ex Officio with Clr Tudge as an alternate and appropriate staff as determined by the General Manager.

 

26.        Marjorie Propsting Memorial Library Working Party

 

This Committee reports to, and liaises with, Council on matters affecting Library services at the Marjorie Propsting Memorial Library. The Committee comprises of the Manager - Library Services, one (1) member from Greenwich Library staff, three (3) members of the Greenwich Community Association, one (1) Representative of the Greenwich

Kindergarten, one (1) member of the Greenwich Public School P&C Association and one (1) East Ward Councillor. Meets six monthly in the Library at Greenwich.

 

Member: Councillor Lawson.

 


27.        Metro Pool Board

 

Metro Pool is made up of seven (7) Councils which self insure against Public Liability claims and purchase excess layers of insurance. The Board comprises of the General Managers and elected members of each member Council and has the responsibility of ratifying decisions made by the Management Committee and ensuring the ongoing viability of Metro Pool. The Board meets annually for its Annual General Meeting.

Member: The Mayor - Councillor Longbottom.

 

28.        Metropolitan Public Libraries Association

 

This is an Association of Library Managers from the Greater Sydney Metropolitan Area. The Association was established to ensure resource sharing programs, and for exchanging ideas. The Committee meets on a quarterly basis at alternate venues.

 

Member: Councillor Gaffney and the Manager – Library Services.

 

29.        Northern Suburbs Regional Organisation of Councils - (NSROC)

 

NSROC is a voluntary group of seven (7) Northern Sydney Councils which exist to further the interests of its members and the communities they represent. The NSROC office is currently located at Lane Cove Council. NSROC's long term vision is for sustainable and involved communities having access to services and facilities which fulfil their needs. The member Councils achieve this through optimising resource sharing opportunities, effective and focused lobbying and integrated regional planning. Council is entitled to two (2) voting Councillors and the organisation meets on the 1st Thursday of every 3rd month at 7:00pm at a rotating venue.

 

Members: The Mayor – Councillor Longbottom with Councillor Smith as an alternate and Councillor Tudge with Councillor Freedman as his alternate.  Any Councillor is welcome to attend this committee meeting.

 

30.     Sustainability Advisory Committee

 

This Committee assists Council in the formulation, prioritisation and implementation of strategies and initiatives to achieve sustainability as primarily set out in the Sustainability Action Plan. The committee meets five times a year.

 

Members: Councillors Freedman, Teirney and Tudge with Councillor Lawson as alternate.

 

31.     Shell Consultative Committee

 

This Committee is convened by Shell Australia and Council's Representatives include the Mayor, East Ward Councillors and the Manager - Urban Design and Assets. The Committee meets two to three times a year.

 

Members: The Mayor - Councillor Longbottom, Ex Officio, Councillors D'Amico, Lawson and Tudge.

 


32.        Shorelink Committee

 

This Committee manages the Shorelink Library Network and was established in 1983. The Committee comprises five (5) Councillors; one (1) from Lane Cove, Manly, Mosman, North Sydney and Willoughby Councils and the Chief Librarian from each of the Councils. This Committee meets five (5) times a year, at 6:00pm, and rotates its venues between Councils.

 

Members: Councillor Gaffney with Councillor Teirney as an alternate.

 

33.        Sister City Work Group

 

Council has over the years established a number of relationships with other Councils with the purpose of promoting friendship and co-operation and exchanging information. These relationships include: a Sister City Relationship with Rigo in Papua New Guinea; a Friendship with Greenwich Council in Woolwich, London; a Sister City relationship with Hennersdorf Council in Austria; a Friendship with Asante Akin' North District Assembly in Ghana, West Africa and a Sister City relationship with Gunnedah Shire Council, NSW. This Work Group has not met formally for many years and would be on an as required basis when notified by the General Manager.

 

Members: The Mayor – Councillor Longbottom, Ex Officio, Councillors D'Amico, Freedman, Hassarati, Lawson and Tudge.

 

34.        Sydney Airport Community Forum (SACF)

 

The Federal Government established SACF in July 1996 as part of its commitment to addressing the noise impacts from Sydney Airport in consultation with affected residents. SACF is the main body for consultation on the Sydney Airport Long Term Operating Plan. The Forum includes representatives from the Community, Councils, Industry and State and Federal Parliaments. The Forum meets at least quarterly, usually during business hours, in the Department of Transport and Regional Services Offices in Phillip Street, Sydney.

 

Members: The Mayor — Councillor Longbottom, Ex Officio with Councillor Freedman as an alternate.

 

35.        Central Ward Traffic Consultative Forum

 

This Working Party meets on average every two months to consider traffic issues in Central Ward and to provide advice to Council on those matters. Representation is made up of residents from Central Ward. Central Ward Councillors serve on the Working Party.

 

Members: The three (3) Central Ward Councillors - Councillors Freedman, Hassarati and Smith and the Manager - Traffic.

 

36.        East Ward Traffic Consultative Forum

 

This Working Party meets on average every two months to consider traffic issues in East Ward and to provide advice to Council on those matters. Representation is made up of residents from East Ward. East Ward Councillors serve on the Working Party.

Members: The three (3) East Ward Councillors — Councillors D’Amico, Lawson and Tudge, and the Manager - Traffic.

 

37.     Lane Cove West Traffic Consultative Forum

 

This Working Party meets on average every two months to consider traffic issues in West Ward and to provide advice to Council on those matters. Representation is made up of residents from West Ward. West Ward Councillors serve on the Working Party.

 

Members: The three (3) West Ward Councillors — The Mayor — Councillor Longbottom, Ex Officio, Councillors Teirney and Gaffney, and the Manager - Traffic.

 

38.     Lane Cove North Traffic Consultative Forum

 

This Working Party meets on average every two months to consider traffic issues in North Ward and to provide advice to Council on those matters. Representation is made up of residents from North Ward. North Ward Councillors serve on the Working Party.

 

Members: The Mayor — Councillor Longbottom, Ex Officio, Councillors Freedman, Gaffney, Hassarati, Teirney and the Manager — Traffic.

 

39.     Willoughby/Ryde/Hunters Hill/Lane Cove District Bushfire Committee

 

This Committee was established to meet the requirements of the Rural Fires Act in minimising the impact of bushfires on the community. Its functions include approving priorities and locations for hazard reduction works. Representatives are from the four (4) Councils, National Parks and Wildlife Service, NSW Police Service, TollAust and NSW Fire Brigades. The Committee meets during the day on a quarterly basis at the NSW Fire Brigades Regional Office in Artarmon.

 

Members:  The Mayor — Councillor Longbottom, Ex Officio with Clr Lawson as an alternate and staff as determined by the General Manager.

 

40.     Library Fit-out Committee

 

This Committee was formed in 2005 to assist with oversighting the fit-out of the Lane Cove Library and to ensure that the Council and community are kept informed as to progress. The meeting dates are set by the Committee.

 

Members: Councillors Lawson, Gaffney and Freedman, Three (3) community representatives and appropriate staff as determines by the General Manager.

 

41.       Waterbrook Development Community Liaison Committee

 

Council as part of its development consent resolved that the developer establish a community liaison committee, consisting of developer representatives as necessary, three community representatives, an elected member of Council and an appointed Council staff representative, to facilitate information flow to the community regarding the development progress, issues and complaint that arise and solutions and remedies initiated.

 

Members:  Councillor Lawson with Councillor D’ Amico as an alternate.

 

42.     Golf Course Advisory Committee

 

Council as part of its draft Charter for the Golf Course resolved to establish a Golf Course Advisory Committee to include two members of the Lane Cove Country Club, (a Board
member and a Club Captain) nominated by the Club, Council Users being a senior representative of the organisation that holds the management rights for the pro shop, the golf professional for the Course as employed by the organisation that holds the Management Rights, three Councillors, one from each Ward plus Alternates appointed by a formal resolution of Council each year.

Members: Councillors Lawson, D’Amico and Gaffney

 

43.     Councillor Peer Review Group

 

Council adopted as part of its Code of Conduct a Peer Review Group to assist in promoting the Code’s behavioural ideals and monitor council’s overall progress in achieving these ideals and provide feedback if necessary.

 

Members:  Councillors Smith and Lawson.

 

44.     Duntroon Avenue Community Liaison Committee

 

Council as part of its development consent resolved that the developer establish a community liaison committee, to facilitate information flow to the community regarding the development progress, issues and complaint that arise and solutions and remedies initiated.

 

Members:  Councillors Lawson and Tudge.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Reports

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 30

SUBJECT: Northwood Ferry Shelter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MOTION

A motion was moved by Councillors D'Amico and Smith that Council proceed with Option 3A of the HBO + EMTB Heritage Pty Ltd Heritage Fabric Design Options - Preliminary Issues Paper, that provides for a pitched open roof and retainment of the original heritage fabric of the Northwood Ferry Wharf Shelter structure.

 

FORSHADOWED MOTION

A  forshadowed motion was moved by Councillors Freedman and Tudge that this matter be deferred for a site inspection by Council.

 

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

 

For the Motion  were Councillors D'Amico, Gaffney, Hassarati, Lawson, Longbottom and Smith (Total 6).

 

Against the Motion were Councillors Freedman, Teirney and Tudge (Total 3).

 

The Forshadowed Motion  lapsed.

 

 

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 32

SUBJECT: Plan of Works for Unmade Section of Dunois Street

254

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

 

1.         Council adopt the draft Plan of Work for Griffith Park Revegetation Area, dated September 2007.

 

2.         A copy of the draft Plan of Work for Griffith Park Revegetation Area be provided to residents adjoining the site for their information.

 

3.         A letter be sent to residents adjoining the park at 38-42 Lucretia Street notifing them that Council will be reclaiming the land currently occupied by the residents.

 

3.                  The the proposed action relating to the short term leasing of land in Zone 5 in the draft Plan of Work for Griffith Park Revegetation Area be deleted.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 33

SUBJECT: Lane Cove Tunnel Status Report

255

RESOLVED on the  of Councillors Smith and Lawson that Council receive and note the Lane Cove Tunnel Status Report.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 


Human Services Division Reports

 

Human Services Division Report No. 21

SUBJECT: Library Models in New South Wales at a Glance

256

RESOLVED on the  of Councillors Smith and Lawson that Council Receive and note the Report.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Procedural Motion

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Teirney that Services and Resources and Planning and Building Committees be opened and adjourned. 8.20pm.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

Confidential Items

 

 Pursuant to section 10A(4), the public were invited to make representations to the council meeting before any part of the meeting is closed, as to whether that part of the meeting should be closed to consider:

 

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 31

SUBJECT: Purchase of Drainage Reserve Between Centennial Avenue & Hallam Avenue

It is recommended that the Council close so much of the meeting to the public as provided for under Section 10A(2) (c) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business; it further being considered that discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to public interest by reason of the foregoing.

 

 

No members of the public made representations.

Procedural  MOTION

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

                    

1.       Council resolve into Closed Council to consider business identified, together with any late reports tabled at the meeting.

           

2.       Pursuant to section 10A(1)-(3) of the Local Government Act 1993, the media and public be excluded from the meeting on the basis that the business to be considered is classified confidential under the provisions of section 10A(2) as outlined above.

           

3.       The correspondence and reports relevant to the subject business be withheld from access to the media and public as required by section 11(2) of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Council moved into Closed Committee of the Whole at 8:20 pm. The public and media left the chamber.

 

Closed Committee of the Whole commenced.

 

 

Confidential Items

 

The following resolutions of Council while the meeting was closed to the public were read to the meeting by the General Manager:-

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 31

 

SUBJECT: Purchase of Drainage Reserve Between Centennial Avenue & Hallam Avenue

 

RECOMMENDATION OF COUNCIL IN CLOSED COMMITTEE

 

It was recommended by Councillors D'Amico and Smith that:-

 

1.         Council proceed with negotiations with the landowners of 22 & 24 Hallam Avenue and 87 & 89 Centennial Avenue for the disposal of the drainage reserve known as Lot 114 of DP9653.

 

2.         A further report be tabled to Council upon finalisation of negotiations with the landowners of 22 & 24 Hallam Avenue and 87 & 89 Centennial Avenue.

PROCEDURAL MOTION

259

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Teirney and Smith that Council move out of Closed Council and into open Council.

 

The Mayor declared the motion  carried unanimously.

 

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 31

SUBJECT: Purchase of Drainage Reserve Between Centennial Avenue & Hallam Avenue

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

 

1.         Council proceed with negotiations with the landowners of 22 & 24 Hallam Avenue and 87 & 89 Centennial Avenue for the disposal of the drainage reserve known as Lot 114 of DP9653.

 

2.         A further report be tabled to Council upon finalisation of negotiations with the landowners of 22 & 24 Hallam Avenue and 87 & 89 Centennial Avenue.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

  

 

 

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 8.24pm

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 2 October 2007, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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