Lane Cove Council

 

 

 

 

 

Ordinary Council

 

 

 

LATE AGENDA

 

 

 

DATE OF MEETING:          19 November 2007

 

LOCATION:                          Council Chambers

 

TIME:                                     6.30pm.  Note. If members of the public are not interested in any business recommended by the General Manager to be considered in Closed Session or there is no such business, Council will ordinarily commence consideration of all other business at 7pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ORDINARY COUNCIL

 

19 NOVEMBER 2007

 

 

 

ITEM                                                  REPORT CONTENT                                                PAGE

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

APOLOGIES

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

 

MATTERS RECOMMENDED BY THE GENERAL MANAGER TO BE CONSIDERED IN CLOSED COMMITTEE

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

 

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 Closed Committee.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

1.      ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 5 NOVEMBER 2007

 

 

 

Environmental Services Division Reports

 

2.       Environmental Services Division Report No. 47

SUBJECT: 6 Private Road, Northwood

  

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

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ORDINARY COUNCIL

 

19 NOVEMBER 2007

 

 

 

 

Ordinary Council at the Meeting 19 November 2007

19/11/2007 to Ordinary Council

Environmental Services Division Report No. 47

Subject:           6 Private Road, Northwood    

Record No:     DA06/377-01 - 35171/07

Author(s):       Michael Mason 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council at it’s meeting of 5 November 2007 resolved as follows:

 

            “That:

 

1.         The matter be deferred to the next Council meeting and an independent arborist’s report be obtained by Council.  Such report to include any requirements for the retention and protection of the tree if necessary.

 

2.         A review of the application and neighbour’s compliance with the conditions of consent that were designed to protect the tree.

 

Copy of the original report attached (AT2).

 

The independent Arborist (Urban Tree Management) inspected the site and provided the attached report (AT1) at 3pm Monday 19 November 2007.  The independent Arborist’s Senior Consultant, Mr Laurie Dorfer, concluded:

 

            Conclusion

 

            The tree was assessed and currently determined to be in fair condition with low vigour, and appeared structurally sound and stable.

 

            A large volume of fine roots have been removed reflecting the current condition and vigour.

 

            The durability of the taxa, with amelioration works immediately implemented as prescribed should enable the tree to re-establish roots and maintain a medium to long term life expectancy.

 

            The current condition is likely to be temporary, with such expected to improve throughout the coming growing seasons providing the amelioration works are implemented.

 

            Arboricultural monitoring should be undertaken every 3 months during construction works and annually post development for 2 years.  Additional works are to be implemented as per the recommendations made upon those inspections.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council consider the report and conclusions of Senior Consultant Arborist, Mr L Dorfer from Urban Tree Management and determine the matter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Mason

Executive Manager

Environmental Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1 View

Aboricultural Assessment from Urban Tree Management

5 Pages

 

AT‑2 View

Environmental Services Division Report No. 453

6 Pages

 

 

       

 

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