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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

15 March 2010

7.00pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


PRESENT: Councillor W. Gaffney (Chair), Councillor D. Brooks-Horn, Councillor S.Forrest, Councillor I. Longbottom, 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, Director – Major Projects and Manager - Governance.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST: Councillor Smith declared a conflict of interest in Environmental Services Division Report No. 6 – Parking Requirements in Residential Zones.

 

 

 

APOLOGIES                                                     

Apologies be received on behalf of Councillor Bennison.

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Smith that the apology be accepted and leave of absence be granted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

 

The meeting was opened with a prayer by Rev Geoff Leader from St. Aidan’s, Longueville.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

The Mayor gave an acknowledgement of Country.

 

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Palmer 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 Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Mcilroy, Palmer, Smith and Tudge (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Public Forum

 

Dr Ray Kearney – Open Space and Urban Services Report No. 13 – In support of the closure of the Air Monitoring Stations.

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Smith that standing orders be resumed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 1 MARCH 2010

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Brooks-Horn that RESOLVED on the  of Councillors Smith and Brooks-Horn that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 1 March 2010 be received.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Brooks-Horn that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 1 March 2010 be confirmed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Matter Arising

 

 

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Brooks-Horn that that Open Space and Urban Services Report No. 3 – Proposed Gas Primary Regulating Station be deferred until the Meeting of 6 April 2010.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

 

Corporate Services Division Reports

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 14

SUBJECT: Internal Audit Committee Charter

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Forrest that Council adopt the Internal Audit Committee Charter contained within this report.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

 

 

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Reports

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 13

SUBJECT: Lane Cove Tunnel Air Monitoring Stations

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

 

1.   Council respond to Connector Motorways indicating our willingness to receive ownership of the air quality monitoring stations at Hallam Avenue and Lane Cove Golf Course at no ‘up front’ cost.

 

  1. A further report be tabled to Council outlining the possible future operation of the air quality monitoring stations.

 

  1. A letter be sent to the State Leader of the Opposition requesting that filtration of the Lane Cove Tunnel be part of their policy platform for the next State election.

 

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

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Procedural motion

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Smith that the item be recommitted to allow debate.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Councillor Palmer (Total 1).

 

Councillor Smith reaffirmed her conflict of interest in the following item, left the Meeting and took no part in the discussion or voting on the matter.

 

Environmental Services Division Reports

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 6

SUBJECT: Parking Requirements in Residential Zones

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

 

1.   Receive and note the report; and

 

2.   Make representations to the State Government to change the legislation in relation to parking in driveways as it is not always inappropriate.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Absent:  Councillor Smith

 

 

 Councillor Smith returned to the Meeting.

 

 

Human Services Division Reports

 

Human Services Division Report No. 6

SUBJECT: Meeting the Needs of the Community - Lane Cove Social Plan 2010 - 2014

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

 

1.         The relevant Social Development Group suggestions from the Meeting of 10 February 2010 (Attachment 2) be accepted as changes for the Lane Cove Social Plan.

 

2.         The document ‘Lane Cove Social Plan 2010-2014’ as amended be adopted.

 

3.         The following six target group Social Plan chapters be adopted:-

 

·           Children and Families Social Plan 2010-2014

·           Women’s Social Plan 2010-2014

·           Young People’s Social Plan 2010-2014

·           Disability Social Plan 2010-2014

·           Seniors’ Social Plan 2010-2014

·           Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Social Plan 2010-2014

 

4.         The adopted Plan and the six target group Social Plan chapters be printed for

            distribution, be placed on the Council website in a PDF format and be produced as a CD-ROM disc and made freely available to the public in the format of their choice.

 

5.         The Lane Cove Social Development Group continue to meet to assist with the evaluation, implementation, and monitoring of the progress of the Lane Cove

            Social Plan.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

 

Human Services Division Report No. 7

SUBJECT: Library Fit-Out Progress Report - No 5

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Gaffney that Council receive and note this report and thank all Library Staff for their efforts during this open period.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

 

 

Human Services Division Report No. 8

SUBJECT: The History and Significance of the Lloyd Rees Bandstand and Lane Cove Plaza

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Forrest and Smith that Council receive and note the Report on the history and significance of the Lloyd Rees Bandstand and Lane Cove Plaza.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

 

Matter Arising

 

Motion

A Motion was moved by Councillors Forrest and Tudge that the following reports be included as background information attached to the Public Consultation Strategy for the Lane Cove Village Public Domain Master Plan, Lane Cove Plaza Concepts and Lloyd Rees Bandstand and made available at exhibition venues and workshops:-

1.         The Report to Lane Cove Council on the History and Significance of

the Lloyd Rees Bandstand and the Lane Cove Plaza;

 

2.         The Dickson Rothschild Heritage Report; and

3.         The National Trust of Australia (NSW) Classification Report for the Lloyd Rees             Bandstand and Lane Cove Plaza.

Foreshadowed Motion

A Foreshadowed Motion was moved by Councillors Longbottom and Brooks-Horn that the matters raised in Council and the resolutions passed by Council be added to the reports before they go on display.

 

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

 

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

Against the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Longbottom and Smith (Total 3).

 

The Forshadowed Motion lapsed.

 

 

 

PROCEDURAL MOTION

 

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Longbottom that the Services and Resources Committee agenda items be considered at the Council Meeting.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF Services and Resources - 1 MARCH 2010

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Mcilroy that the minutes of the Services and Resources held on the 1 March 2010 be received.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

 

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Mcilroy that the minutes of the Services and Resources held on the 1 March 2010 be confirmed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 


Corporate Services Division Reports

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 13

SUBJECT: Statement of Investments as at 28 February 2010

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Longbottom that the report “Statement of Investments as at 28 February 2010” be received and noted.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 7.43pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 6 April 2010, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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