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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

15 December 2008 6:37pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


Ordinary Council 15 December 2008

 

Minutes

 

 

 

PRESENT: Councillor I. Longbottom (Chair), Councillor S. Bennison, Councillor D. Brooks-Horn, Councillor S.Forrest, Councillor W. Gaffney, Councillor K. Mcilroy, Councillor P. Palmer, Councillor A. Smith 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, Manager Facilities, Director Major Projects, Manager Strategic Planning and Chief Executive Secretary.

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

 

Councillor Brooks-Horn declared a non-pecuniary interest in Environmental Services Report No. 74 – Access To Private Roadways for Council’s Waste Contractors (URM) to Closed Committee as his girlfriend & another friend live in properties on Private Roadways.   He indicated he would not take part in voting or discussion on the item.

 

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:

 

CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 39

SUBJECT: NSROC Tender for Supply; Supply & Delivery and Supply, Delivery & Laying of Asphaltic Concrete

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 and Tender details, should they be revealed, may result in commercial disadvantage to parties involved in the tender process.

Some information provided to council by tenderers is provided on the basis that council will treat it as commercial in confidence.  It is not in the public interest to reveal all details of these tenders or the assessment process. Tenderers have provided sensitive information about their operations in the confidence that their details will not be made public by council. The practice of publication of sensitive information provided by tenderers could result in the withholding of such information by tenderers and reduction in the provision of information relevant to council’s decision.

 

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 74

SUBJECT: Access to Private Roadways for Council's Waste Contactors (URM)

It is recommended that the Council close so much of the meeting to the public as provided for under Section 10A(2) (g) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains advice concerning litigation, or advice as comprises a discussion of this matter, that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege; 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 and in this instance the report contains advice concerning possible litigation.

 

 

Human Services Division Report No. 18

SUBJECT: Tender for Cleaning Contract

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 and Tender details, should they be revealed, may result in commercial disadvantage to parties involved in the tender process.

Some information provided to council by tenderers is provided on the basis that council will treat it as commercial in confidence.  It is not in the public interest to reveal all details of these tenders or the assessment process. Tenderers have provided sensitive information about their operations in the confidence that their details will not be made public by council. The practice of publication of sensitive information provided by tenderers could result in the withholding of such information by tenderers and reduction in the provision of information relevant to council’s decision.

 

 No members of the public made representations.

 

PROCEDURAL MOTION

418

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

                         

1.       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.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Council moved into Closed Committee of the Whole at 6:40 pm. The public and media left the chamber.

 

Closed Committee of the Whole commenced.

 

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 39

SUBJECT: NSROC Tender for Supply; Supply & Delivery and Supply, Delivery & Laying of Asphaltic Concrete

 

RECOMMENDATION OF COUNCIL IN CLOSED COMMITTEE

 

That Council proceed as discussed in Closed Committee of Council.

 

 

 

Human Services Division Report No. 18

SUBJECT: Tender for Cleaning Contract

 

RECOMMENDATION OF COUNCIL IN CLOSED COMMITTEE

 

That Council proceed as discussed in Closed Committee of Council.

 

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 74

SUBJECT: Access to Private Roadways for Council's Waste Contactors (URM)

 

RECOMMENDATION OF COUNCIL IN CLOSED COMMITTEE

 

That:-

 

1.         Council endorse and note the report;

 

2.         Council endorse the action to date and continue to negotiate with affected property owners with a view to entering into a Deed indemnifying Council and its waste contractor against potential damage caused to any private roadway and common property;

 

3.         That Council’s Seal be affixed to Waste Indemnity Deeds; and

 

4.                  A further report be presented to Council following negotiations with affected owners.

 

 

PROCEDURAL MOTION

419

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

 

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

 

The meeting was opened with a prayer by the General Manager.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

The Mayor gave an Acknowledgement of Country.

 

CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS

 

The following resolutions of Council while the meeting was closed to the public were read to the meeting by the General Manager, prior to being adopted:

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 39

SUBJECT: NSROC Tender for Supply; Supply & Delivery and Supply, Delivery & Laying of Asphaltic Concrete

420

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Smith that Council proceed as discussed in Closed Committee of Council.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Human Services Division Report No. 18

SUBJECT: Tender for Cleaning Contract

421

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Smith that Council proceed as discussed in Closed Committee of Council.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor Brooks-Horn vacated the chamber and took no part in discussion or voting.

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 74

SUBJECT: Access to Private Roadways for Council's Waste Contactors (URM)

Councillor Brooks-Horn vacated the chamber and took no part in discussion or voting.

 

422

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

 

1.         Council endorse and note the report;

 

2.         Council endorse the action to date and continue to negotiate with affected property owners with a view to entering into a Deed indemnifying Council and its waste contractor against potential damage caused to any private roadway and common property;

 

3.         Council’s Seal be affixed to Waste Indemnity Deeds; and

 

4.         A further report be presented to Council following negotiations with affected owners.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Absent: Councillor Brooks-Horn

 

Councillor Brooks-Horn rejoined the meeting.

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

423

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Tudge 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.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

The following persons addressed Council:-

 

Maria Williams, Gordon Crescent Lane Cove, in support of the amended Bicycle Plan.

 

David Lloyd, 15 Hinkler St Greenwich, also is a member of Bike North spoke in support of the Bicycle Plan.

 

Helen Pickford, 37 Innes Road Greenwich, supporting shared pathways and the Bicycle Plan.

 

Alice Beauchamp, Little Street Lane Cove, regarding Little Street carpark. and against the proposal for an 8 storey development on the site.

 

Matthew Fisher, 2-4 Austin Crescent Lane Cove, spoke regarding the Lane Cove Village Structure Plan and claimed issues he had raised as part of the consultations were not included in the document.

 

Maggie Maule, 7 Little Street Lane Cove, regarding the impact of the proposed Little Street carpark development would have on local residents.

 

Leong Lau, 37 Innes Road Greenwich, spoke in support of the Bicycle Plan and urged Council to give consideration to conservation.

 

Russ Webber, 61A Ronald Avenue Greenwich, and President of the North Shore Bicycle Group spoke supporting the Bicycle Plan and promoting a harbour link to extend the bicycle path to the harbour bridge.

 

Liz Gill, 2 Albert Street Greenwich, urging Council to make the Bike Plan a stand alone bicycle pathway, as opposed to a shared pathway.

 

Doug Stuart, 21A William Edward Street Longueville, regarding the DCP for Little Lane.   He referred to Option 3, and clause 4.3 with respect to recommended set backs and questioned the term ‘where warranted’ in regard to landscaping in clause 1.

 

James McDonnell, Gordon Crescent Lane Cove, supporting the Bicycle Plan.

 

Councillor Smith vacated the chamber at 7:41pm.

 

Don Murchison, Innes Road Greenwich, spoke in support of the Bicycle Plan.   He also spoke in favour of Community Pathways in select and discrete areas and in bushland.

 

Councillor Smith rejoined the meeting at 7:44pm.

 

Susan O’Neill, 1 Nundah Street Lane Cove, regarding the Lane Cove Village Structure Plan urging that the Plan remain flexible.   Her concerns were in respect to a Gateway for Lane Cove, alternative traffic routes, and the Little Street development.

 

Russ Webber, Ronald Avenue Greenwich, regarding the Little Street Development urging that the Development include a constant grade footpath to the Little Lane intersection.

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

424

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Brooks-Horn that Standing Orders be resumed.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Procedural Motion

425

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Smith that the following reports be brought forward and dealt with at this time:-

 

Open Space & Urban Services Division Report No. 42 – Bicycle Plan.

Environmental Services Division Report No. 76 – Draft Little Lane Development Control Plan.

Environmental Services Division Report No. 71 – Lane Cove Village Structure Plan.

General Managers Report No. 34 – Little Lane Carpark Redevelopment.

Environmental Services Division Report No. 514 – 1-16 Duntroon Avenue, St Lenoards.

General Managers Report No. 37 – Woolworths Lane Cove Market Square – Status Report.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 42

SUBJECT: Bicycle Plan

 

MOTION

 

A motion was moved by Councillors Palmer and Tudge that:-      

 

1.      Council adopts the Draft Bicycle Plan, dated 8 August 2008, and as amended for the purposes of public exhibition subject to the deletion of the section on Page 32 regarding Community Trails

 

2.      The Draft Bicycle Plan be placed on public exhibition for 60 days and community consultation take place in accordance with the Consultation Strategy outlined in the report.

 

3.      A further report is submitted to Council following the exhibition period to consider the final Bicycle Plan for adoption.

 

 

FORESHADOWED MOTION

 

A Foreshadowed Motion was moved by Councillors Longbottom and Smith that:-

 

1.         Council adopts the Draft Bicycle Plan, dated 8 August 2008, as amended, for the purposes of public exhibition.

 

2.         The Draft Bicycle Plan be placed on public exhibition for 60 days and community consultation take place in accordance with the Consultation Strategy outlined in the report.

 

3.         A further report is submitted to Council following the exhibition period to consider the final Bicycle Plan for adoption.

 

426

The Motion was put to the meeting and declared carried.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Tudge, Forrest, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 5).

Against the Motion were Councillors Longbottom, Smith, Bennison and Brooks-Horn (Total 4).

 

The Foreshadowed Motion lapsed.

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 76

SUBJECT: Draft Little Lane Development Control Plan

 

MOTION

 

A motion was moved by Councillors Smith and Brooks–Horn that:-

 

1.   Council adopt the Little Lane Development Control Plan dated August 2008 including the minor amendment prepared in attachment 1, and the inclusion of the following in the Objectives of the DCP in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979:-.

 

“The Statement of Environmental Effects for any application must assess the appropriateness of passive and / or active technologies in building design, construction and operation to minimise Greenhouse Gas emissions throughout the building’s life”

 

 

FORESHADOWED MOTION

 

 

A Foreshadowed Motion was moved by Councillors Palmer and Tudge that consideration of the DCP be deferred and a further report be submitted further clarifying the following sections of the DCP:-

  • 1.4       Reasonable Solar Access
  • 4.4       Landscaping and Tree Retention
  • 4.9       Sustainability Building Materials
  • 4.12     Active and Passive Sustainability measures.

427

The Motion was put to the Meeting and declared carried.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Bennison, Brooks-Horn and Mcilroy (Total 6).

Against the Motion were Councillors Tudge, Forrest and Palmer (Total 3).

 

 

The Foreshadowed Motion lapsed.

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 71

SUBJECT: Lane Cove Village Structure Plan

 

MOTION

 

A motion was moved by Councillors Smith and Brooks-Horn that Council adopt the Lane Cove Village Structure Plan dated 25 July 2008 as amended as a fundamental reference document in the land use planning of Lane Cove Village subject to a reference to Council’s Tree Preservation and Landscape Policy being included in the Local Policies section.

 

 

Extension of Time

428

RESOLVED on the Motion Councillors Longbottom and Smith that Councillor Forrest be granted an extension of 3 minutes to speak on the motion.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Foreshadowed Motion

 

A Foreshadowed Motion was moved by Councillors Tudge and Palmer that:-

 

1.                  Consideration of the Lane Cove Village Structure Plan be deferred,

 

2.                  The Lane Cove Village Structure Plan be discussed at the Corporate Planning Weekend in February 2009.

 

Extension of Time

429

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Smith that Councillor Tudge be granted an extension of 3 minutes to speak on the Foreshadowed Motion.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

430

The Motion was put to the meeting and declared carried.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 7).

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

 

The Foreshadowed Motion lapsed.

 

General Managers Reports

 

General Managers Report No. 34

SUBJECT: Little Lane Carpark Redevelopment

431

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

 

1.   Advise Davis Langdon (Aust) P/L that it has endorsed Scenario 3 as set out in their “Feasibility Study and  Options Analysis Report” dated 30 July 2008 as its preferred outcome for the site, subject to further refinement during the next phase.

 

2.   Authorise the General Manager to engage Davis Langdon (Aust) P/L to proceed with Stage 2 including the preparation of the documentation for a development application, to be lodged for assessment after the Section 69 certificate in respect of LEP 2008 has been submitted to the Minister.

 

3.   Review the options for further reducing operational Greenhouse Gas emissions by pooling the energy demands of this development with those of the Council offices, Lane Cove Pool, Lane Cove Library, the Market Square Development and street lighting in order to make local generation of zero and low emissions power more financially viable.

 

4.      Receive a report on the options for the community space within the development.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 7).

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

 

Matter Arising

432

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Forrest and Palmer that a report addressing the following critical issues be prepared, due to the close proximity to a heritage pub with a large outdoor terrace licensed to 12 midnight:-

 

a.            an acoustic report with implications for cross ventilation for the residential apartments and environmentally sustainable development and protection or assurances for the ongoing legal use of the terrace;

b.            an aborists report addressing the effects of the carpark footprint especially for Little Lane and likelihood of retaining tree top views from the pub terrace;

c.            a report on pedestrian linkages; and

d.            ESD initiatives.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 514

SUBJECT: 1-16 Duntroon Avenue, St Leonards

433

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Longbottom that pursuant to the provisions of section 96 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, as amended, the development consent D06/55 for the demolition of 14 dwelling houses and 2 semi detached dwellings and the erection of a residential flat building development comprising 4 buildings of between 5 – 7 storeys, containing 186 dwellings, basement parking for 214 vehicles, landscaping and site works, stratum and strata subdivision and civil works in Duntroon Avenue,  construction in 2 stages on 1-16 Duntroon Avenue, St. Lenoards is amended in the following manner:

 

A          Amend condition 1 as follows:

 

1.         That the development be strictly in accordance with the plans drawn by Allen Jack & Colliers and numbered: DA0001-09, DA1001-05, DA1002-09, DA1003-10, DA1004-04, DA1005-11, DA2003-25, DA2004-25, DA2101-27, DA2102-26, DA2103-16, DA2104-18, DA2105-14, DA2106-14, DA2107-14, DA2108-15, DA2109-14, DA2110-15, DA2111-14, DA2112-16, DA2113-13, DA2114-13, DA2601-05, DA2602-05, DA2603-05, DA2901-11, DA2902-10, DA3102-13, DA3103-13, DA3104-15, DA3105-14, DA3201-11, DA3202-13, DA3203-10, DA3204-07, DA3205-02, DA5502-03, and  the Statement of environmental Effects prepared by JBA as amended by the Section 96(2) application approved on 15 September 2008 and all other supporting documentation and strata plans and as amended by the following conditions:

 

B         Amend condition 8 as follows:

 

8.         A large meeting room is required to satisfy SEPP 65 amenity concerns.  Sufficient area shall be converted for use as the Building Management Committee (BMC) meeting room for use by residents. A courtyard area is to be dedicated for use in conjunction with the BMC meeting room.

 

C         Conditions 53 & 54 are deleted.

 

D         Amend condition 69 as follows:

 

69        Bulky Waste/Recyclables.  Storage space shall be incorporated into the proposed garbage rooms for each building A, B, C, D, for the storage of bulky waste/recyclables details as provided on Plans No. DA-2003-25; DA-2004-25.

 

E          Amend condition 125 as follows:

 

125      Drainage Easement Longitudinal Section. A longitudinal section of the Council 2.5m wide drainage easement with respect to the location of Building ‘’D’’ shall be submitted. The plans are to detail the location and depth of the existing Ø900mm drainage pipe in the 2.5m wide drainage easement.  The plan is to be endorsed by a Registered Surveyor attesting to the accuracy of such information. The plans are to show that the depths of any footings which are located within the zone of influence of the existing drainage pipe in the drainage easement are shown as being to the invert level of the pipe and/or competent bedrock. There is to be no encroachment over the drainage easement that results in adverse impacts to stormwater drainage on the site, provided that all structures are elevated at a height of 6m above the ground level. Retaining structures may encroach drainage easements provided that Council is satisfied they do not result in adverse impacts to the function of the easement.

 

F          Amend condition 126 as follows:

 

126      Construction near Easements, Pipelines, Culverts, or Watercourses.  Buildings and other structures are to be kept clear of natural watercourses, drainage easements, pipelines and culverts in which Council has an interest. Retaining walls may encroach drainage easements provided that Council is satisfied they do not result in adverse impacts to the function of the easement. The proposed building shall not encroach onto any existing Council stormwater line or drainage easement. Where necessary any existing Council stormwater line located on the property is to be relocated or adjusted to be clear of the proposed building to the satisfaction of Council’s Urban Services Division.

 

G         Amend condition 130 as follows:

 

130      Filling in Overland Flow path. No permanent structures or fill is permitted within the flow-path. Planting is to be located clear of overland flow path. Retaining structures may be constructed within overland flow paths provided Council is satisfied they do not impede overland flow, so as to result in adverse impacts. Liaison with Councils Landscape Architect will be required PRIOR TO THE ISSUE OF THE CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE.

 

H         Amend condition 140 as follows:

 

140      Structure Clear of Easement – Surveyor. The proposed structure/s to be located clear of the existing Council easement.  A certificate from a Registered Surveyor is to be submitted to Council verifying the location of the structure/s after footings have been poured and before the construction of any walls. Retaining walls may be constructed within overland flow-paths provided Council is satisfied they do not impede overland flow.

 

I           Amend condition162 as follows:

 

162      All loading and unloading other than the collection of garbage and recyclable waste and the delivery and collection of furniture and household goods by removalists, (which can be carried out on the on-street loading zone) is to be carried out within the property.  Loading areas are to be used for the loading and unloading of goods, materials etc and no other purpose.

 

J          Condition number 172 to remain unchanged.

 

 

Councillor Bennison vacated the chamber at 9:48pm and rejoined the meeting at 9:50pm.

 

 

Councillor Brooks-Horn vacated the chamber at 9:49pm and rejoined the meeting at 9:51pm.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Procedural Motion

434

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Tudge that items from the Services Committee be brought forward and considered later in the Council Meeting.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

General Managers Report No. 37

SUBJECT: Woolworths Lane Cove Market Square - Status Report

435

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

           

1    Receive and note this report.

 

2    Request the General Manager provide a brief report on the progress of this development on a monthly basis.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 1 DECEMBER 2008

436

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Bennison that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 1 December 2008 be received.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

437

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Bennison that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 1 December 2008 be confirmed.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Order Of The Day No. 30

SUBJECT: Tabling of Pecuniary Interest Returns by Councillors

438

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Smith that Council note the tabling of Pecuniary Interest Returns of newly elected councillors.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

ORDER OF THE DAY

 

SUBJECT: NORTH SYDNEY COMMUNITY AWARD

 

 

Councillor Forrest congratulated Doug Stuart, a long term member of the Lane Cove Bushland and Conservation Society, on the very prestigious North Sydney Community Award received by the Lane Cove Bushland and Conservation Society.

 

Order Of The Day No. 31

SUBJECT: Citizenship Ceremony - Australia Day 2009

439

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Longbottom that Councillor Smith attend the Citizenship Ceremony to be held in the Council Chamber at 9:00am on 26 January 2009 and speak to the new citizens about local government.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

ORDER OF THE DAY

 

SUBJECT: SYDNEY BUSES INTENDED CHANGES TO BUS ROUTES – INVITING SUBMISSIONS BY 19 JANUARY 2009

440

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

 

1.                  The General Manager & Mayor be delegated authority to make submissions to Sydney Buses.

 

2.                  Prior to lodgement, the Draft Submissions to be emailed to all Councillors for comment.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor Smith vacated the chamber at 10:13pm and rejoined the meeting at 10:17pm.

 

ORDER OF THE DAY

 

SUBJECT: LGSA PLANNING LEGISLATION SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE TRAINING DAY

441

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

 

1.                  Councillors Forrest and Palmer attend the Planning Legislation Skills and Knowledge training day on 7 March 2009.

 

2.                  The Councillors submit a report back to Council.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

ORDER OF THE DAY

SUBJECT: RESIGNATION OF NSROC – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

442

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Tudge that a letter of appreciation be sent to Dominic Johnson, Executive Director, NSROC thanking him for his contribution to NSROC and to Lane Cove.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Petitions

 

Petition No. 1

SUBJECT: Parking - Lane Cove Village Shopping Centre

443

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

 

1.                  The petition be received and the head petitioner be advised that Council has discussed the matter and determined to retain the existing arrangements at this time and that the parking in the Lane Cove Village Shopping Centre will be reviewed in March 2009.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Reports

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 40

SUBJECT: Recreation Action Plan and Playground Strategy

444

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

 

1.                  The Recreation Action Plan and Playground Strategy dated 8 December 2008 be adopted.

 

2.         The staff be thanked for the preparation of the Plan and Strategy.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Environmental Services Division Reports

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 73

SUBJECT: Container Deposit Legislation

445

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Forrest and Bennison that Council:-

 

1.   Acknowledge the economic and environmental benefits to ratepayers in adopting a Container Deposit System in NSW.

 

2.   Write to the NSW Minister for Environment & Climate Change and the NSW Premier calling for the Government to introduce a Container Deposit System in NSW.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 75

SUBJECT: Delegated Authority Report - November 2008

446

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Bennison that the report be received and noted.

 

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 77

SUBJECT: Telstra Payphones

447

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

 

1.         Council note and endorse this report.

 

2.         A formal submission be made to the Lane Cove Telstra Payphone Review advising that it is this Council’s strong view that the removal of the four pay phones earmarked for removal, would be manifestly unreasonable and is not supported.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Human Services Division Reports

 

Human Services Division Report No. 17

SUBJECT: Federal Funding - Federal Government Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program

448

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

 

1.         Council receive and note the report.

 

2.         Council agree to the following projects being submitted to The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government (‘the Department’) as Council’s nominated projects for the Regional and Community Infrastructure Program (RCLIP) -

           

   a)      Gore Creek Reserve – Gore Creek picnic area - $45,000

   b)      Lane Cove Police Station – funds would cover non-budgeted items –

            acoustic covers, sand-pit and asbestos removal - $30,000

   c)      Northwood Ferry Shelter - $100,000 for refurbishment of the current shelter

   d)      Plaza upgrade – additional funds to assist in the refurbishment of the Plaza

            - $13,000

 

3.         Council agree to the following project being submitted to The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government (‘the Department’) as Council’s nominated project for the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program – Strategic Projects (RCLIP Strategic Projects) – Lane Cove Aquatic Centre Leisure Centre Master Plan works and associated refurbishment.

 

4.         The General Manager be delegated authority to amend the projects listed if it becomes clear that they will not meet the guidelines of the funding programs.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

SERVICES AND RESOURCES COMMITTEE ITEMS

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF Services and Resources Committee Meeting - 1 DECEMBER 2008

449

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gaffney and Bennison that the minutes of the Services and Resources Committee Meeting held on the 1 December 2008 be received and adopted.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Corporate Services Division Reports

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 80

SUBJECT: Statement of Investment as at 30 November 2008

450

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gaffney and Bennison that the report “Statement of Investments as at 30 November 2008” be received and noted.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Reports

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 41

SUBJECT: Local Traffic Committee Meeting held Tuesday 18 November 2008

451

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

 

1.                  Receive and note the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting held Tuesday 18 November 2008.

 

2.                  Investigate the installation of a Seagull Crossing at the intersection of Northwood and River Roads.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Tudge, Bennison, Forrest, Brooks-Horn, Palmer and Mcilroy (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 10:40pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 2nd February 2009, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

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