Lane Cove Council

 

 

 

Ordinary Council

 

MINUTES

 

DATE OF MEETING:
2 October 2007
LOCATION:
Council Chambers
TIME:
6:30PM

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:

 

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

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

 

Councillor Freedman declared a non-pecuniary interest in relation to Environmental Services Division Report No. 32, on the basis that as the matter relates to her local area and she knows a number of residents in the Amalfi Estate, some of whom may have the benefit of a covenant and some the burden.

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

 

The meeting was opened with a prayer by General Manager.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 17 SEPTEMBER 2007

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RESOLVED on the motion of Teirney and Smith that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 17 September 2007 be received.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

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RESOLVED on the motion of Smith and Teirney that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 17 September 2007 be confirmed.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

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RESOLVED on the motion of Smith and Gaffney 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.

 

Doug Stuart        OSUS 34 – Calling for the report to be publicly exhibited again

                         GM 26 – Regarding calculation of parking spaces for Lane Cove Market Square Development

Paul Gibbs         OSUS 34 – The no. of parking spaces to be generated as part of existing development proposals included in total number of spaces required.

 

Ian Glendening ESD 32 – Planning Consultant requesting Council to support Draft LEP No. 66.

 

Emile Trifonoff 43 Yallambee Rd – Regarding Stop Sign on the corner of Tambourine Bay Rd and Sera Street and provision of a replacement Bus Shelter in Wangalla Rd.

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

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

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Order Of The Day No. 19

SUBJECT: Meeting in the Plaza - Saturday 27 October 2007

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

 

1.         Councillors Tudge Freedman and Gaffney attend the meeting on Saturday 27th October 2007; and

 

2.         The tabling of the Pecuniary Interest Register for 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2007 be received and noted.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

SUBJECT: CENTREHOUSE COMMUNITY ARTS AWARD

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Freedman and Smith that Council write and congratulate the Centrehouse Committee and two Managers on their efforts in winning the North Shore Times Business Award and promote the matter in the next Council Community News.   

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 32

SUBJECT: Draft LEP No.66 83 & 85 Kenneth Street

 

Motion

 

A Motion was moved by Councillors Hassarati and Smith that Council:-

 

1.    Resolve to prepare Draft Local Environmental Plan Amendment No.66, dated 25 September 2007, in the terms attached at AT1 to this Report, in accordance with section 54 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979

 

2.  Submit the Draft LEP Amendment No.66 to the Department with a request for Written Authorisation to exhibit the draft plan, in accordance with section 54 of the Act.

 

3.   Subject to receiving the Written Authorisation to exhibit the draft plan, resolve to exhibit the draft plan for the purposes of public exhibition and undertake consultation as detailed in the body of the report.

 

Foreshadowed Motion

 

A Foreshadowed Motion was moved by Councillors Freedman and Tudge that having regard to the nature of the Covenants in the Amalfie Estate, Council as a matter of policy not proceed with site specific LEP’s to extinguish covenants.

 

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

 

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

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

 

The Foreshadowed Motion lapsed.

 

General Managers Reports

 

General Managers Report No. 26

SUBJECT: Lane Cove Market Square Development - Proposed Changes to the Commercial Arrangements of the Deed

 

Motion

 

A  Motion was was moved by Longbottom and Hassaratti that Council:

 

1.    Approve the commercial arrangements outlined in this report; and the General Manager to negotiate with Woolworths regarding an increase to the $200,000 ground rental; and

 

  1. Subject to 1 above, authorise the General Manager to make the necessary changes to the Deed based on these commercial arrangements should Woolworths advise of its intention to proceed with a development which replaces the residential component with a gymnasium.

 

Foreshadowed Motion

 

A Foreshadowed Motion was moved by Freedman and Tudge that:-

  1. To enable Councillors to fully evaluate the financial and other community impacts of the proposed new Woolworths DA proposal on the commercial arrangements (including the reduction in car parking spaces), that this matter be referred to a Council workshop at which Mr Martin Hill, Council’s adviser can be present;

 

  1. At the workshop Council also discuss whether there are any design improvements that benefit the community which should be proposed for the arcade/ library/ escalator access area at this time given that Woolworths is proposing amendments to this area; and

 

  1. In the light of Mr Hill’s recommendation to Council that the basis of the lease rental should be renegotiated at this time to improve the short term and long term  benefits to Council and the community, that Woolworths be advised that Council will not proceed further with this matter unless there are further negoiations on the basis for rent adjustment having regard to the clear recommendations of Mr Hill as Council’s adviser.

 

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

 

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

Against the Motion were Councillors Freedman and Tudge (Total 2).

 

The Foreshadowed Motion lapsed.

 

Councillor Hassarati left the meeting at 8.25pm.

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Reports

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 34

SUBJECT: Traffic and Parking Master Plan for Lane Cove Commercial Centre and Parking Strategy for Lane Cove West Business Park

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Lawson and Tudge that:-

 

1.   Council receive and adopt the updated Traffic and Parking Master Plan Lane Cove Town Centre and Parking Strategy for the Lane Cove West Business Park dated September 2007 for the purposes of public exhibition;

 

  1. The draft report be placed on public exhibition for a period of 30 days, and a further report be submitted.

 

  1. Councillors be provided with a copy of the studies of the Gross Floor Area in the Village Commercial Area.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 Adjournment

 

The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 8.27pm to allow the commencement of the Services and Resources Committee.

 

Resumption

 

The Council Meeting resumed at 8.28pm.

 

Environmental Services Division Reports

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 30

SUBJECT: Waste Service Improvement Payments

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gaffney and Tudge that:-

 

1.       The Mayor and General Manager meet with the Minister and Director General responsible in relation to the requirement to replace existing lids with red lids;

 

2.             Following the above meeting a press release be issued; and

 

3.             Council prepare as a matter of urgency a late motion to the Local Government Association Conference opposing the requirement.

 

4.             A further report be submitted to Council.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 31

SUBJECT: Delegated Authority Report - August 2007

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gaffney and Smith that the report ‘Delegated Authority Report – August 2007’ be received and noted.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 35

SUBJECT: Draft LEP Amendment No.60 - Rosenthal Avenue

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

 

1.         Council resolve to adopt for the purpose of public exhibition, the revision of Draft Local Environmental Plan Amendment No.60, dated 25 September 2007, attached to this Report at AT1 , in accordance with section 68 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979;

 

2.                Council exhibit the revised draft LEP for a period of 28 days, in accordance with section 68 of the Act and undertake consultation as outlined in the body of the report.

 

3.         Council have regard to any submissions to the public hearing in the final report.

 

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Councillor Tudge (Total 1).

 

Human Services Division Reports

 

Human Services Division Report No. 22

SUBJECT: Lane Cove Village Xpress

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

 

1.       Council receive and note the Report.

 

2.       A Report on the outcome of the Advent8 trial be presented to Council when the results can           be assessed.

 

3.       A gold coin donation be introduced as of 1 November, 2007.

 

4.       Council negotiate with the service provider as to what commercial arrangments would make the acquisition of an accessible bus viable.

 

5.       Council assess the accessibility of bus stops used by the Village Express in the Local Government Area, and a further report be submitted to Council.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

  

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 9.05pm

 

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

 

MAYOR

 

 

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