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Agenda

Ordinary Council Meeting

17 May 2010

The meeting commences at 6.30pm. If members of the public are

not interested in any business recommended to be considered in

Closed Session or there is no such business, Council will ordinarily

  commence consideration of all other business at 7pm.

 


 

Notice of Meeting

 

Dear Councillors

 

Notice is given of the Ordinary Council Meeting, to be held in the Council Chambers on Monday 17 May 2010 commencing at 6:30pm. The business to be transacted at the meeting is included in this business paper.

 

Yours faithfully



Peter Brown

General Manager

 

Council Meeting Procedures

 

The Council meeting is chaired by the Mayor, Councillor Win Gaffney. Councillors are entitled to one vote on a matter. If votes are equal, the Chairperson has a second or casting vote. When a majority of Councillors vote in favour of a Motion it becomes a decision of the Council. Minutes of Council and Committee meetings are published on Council’s website www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au by 5pm of the Thursday following the meeting.

 

The Meeting is conducted in accordance with Council's Code of Meeting Practice. The order of business is listed in the Agenda on the next page. That order will be followed unless Council resolves to modify the order at the meeting. This may occur for example where the members of the public in attendance are interested in specific items of the agenda.

 

Members of the public may address the Council Meeting on any issue for a maximum of 3 minutes during the public forum which is held at the beginning of the meeting. All persons addressing the Meeting must speak to the Chair. Speakers and Councillors will not enter into general debate or ask questions.

 

If you do not understand any part of the information given above; require assistance to participate in the meeting due to a disability; or wish to obtain information in relation to Council, please contact Council’s Manager Governance on 99113525.

 

Please note meetings held in the Council Chambers are recorded on tape for the purposes of verifying the accuracy of minutes and the tapes are not disclosed to any third party under section 12(6) of the Local Government Act, except as allowed under section 18(1) or section 19(1) of the PPIP Act, or where Council is compelled to do so by court order, warrant or subpoena or by any other legislation.

 

 

 


Ordinary Council 17 May 2010

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

APOLOGIES

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT TO COUNTRY

 

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

 

Confidential Items

 

1.       Human Services Division Report No. 20

SUBJECT: Possums Corner Child Care Centre Financial Assistance Interim Report

It is recommended that the Council close so much of the meeting to the public as provided for under Section 10A(2) (a) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the matter will involve the discussion of personnel matters concerning a particular individual; it further being considered that discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest by reason of the foregoing and because financial assistance is used by some organisations for the employment of individual staff.

 

public forum

 

Members of the public may address the Council Meeting on any issue for 3 minutes.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

2.      ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 3 MAY 2010

 

 

Orders Of The Day

 

3.       Order Of The Day No. 7

SUBJECT: Council and Committee Meeting Schedule - June 2010

 

 

Corporate Services Division Reports

 

4.       Corporate Services Division Report No. 28

SUBJECT: 3rd Quarter Review of the 2009 - 2012 Management Plan

 

5.       Corporate Services Division Report No. 31

SUBJECT: Determination of Local Goverment Remuneration Tribunal for Councillor Fees

 

6.       Corporate Services Division Report No. 32

SUBJECT: 3rd Quarter Review of the 2009 - 2010 Budget

 

 

Human Services Division Reports

 

7.       Human Services Division Report No. 17

SUBJECT: ShoreFest 2010 - Youth Week Music Festival

 

8.       Human Services Division Report No. 21

SUBJECT: Library Fitout Progress Report No 9

 

9.       Human Services Division Report No. 22

SUBJECT: Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre  

 

                


Ordinary Council Meeting 17 May 2010

 

Order Of The Day No. 7

 

 

 

 

 

Reference:    Order Of The Day No. 7

Subject:          Council and Committee Meeting Schedule - June 2010    

Record No:    SU1915 - 15224/10

Author(s):       Kirsty Fleming 

 

 

 

The Council and Committee Meeting Schedule for the June 2010 is proposed as follows:-

 

 

June                5                      Inspection Committee

 

June                7                      Ordinary Council

                                                Planning and Building Committee

                                                Services and Resources Committee

 

June                21                    Ordinary Council

                                                Planning and Building Committee

                                                Services and Resources Committee

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That the Council and Committee Meeting Schedule for June 2010 be adopted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Wrightson

Executive Manager

Corporate Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

    


Ordinary Council Meeting 17 May 2010

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 28

 

 

 

 

 

Reference:    Corporate Services Division Report No. 28

Subject:          3rd Quarter Review of the 2009 - 2012 Management Plan     

Record No:    SU238 - 14029/10

Author(s):       Crystal Cudilla   

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) requires Council to report on quarterly progress of the activities and projects listed in the Management Plan.  It is recommended that the report be received and noted.

 

Discussion

 

This report discusses the highlights of the Third Quarter in 2009-2010 and provides a detailed analysis of the Third Quarter progress against the performance measurements adopted by Council in the 2009-2012 Management Plan, shown attached as AT 1.  A continuing feature of the review is, where applicable, a cumulative year-to-date figure is provided for performance measures. 

 

Some of the highlights for the quarter include:-

 

·     Restoration of Northwood Ferry Shelter completed (January 2010);

·     Sunset Movie by the Pool, ‘Night at the Museum 2’, at the Aquatic Centre (January 2010);

·     Lane Cove Library extension (Stage 1) opens to the public (February 2010);

·     Year of the Tiger - Lunar New Year celebrated in Lane Cove Plaza (February 2010);

·     Public Place Recycling trial in Lane Cove Plaza (February 2010); 

·     Green Waste Trial conducted (February-March 2010);

·     Free Child Restraint Checking Day facilitated by Council (March 2010);

·     Updated Social Plan ‘Meeting the Needs of Our Community: Lane Cove Social Plan 2010 – 2014’ adopted by Council (March 2010);

·     Council teams up with Lane Cove Community Aid to host Seniors Week (March 2010);

·     Autumn Harmony Festival launched by Mental Health and Well Being Forum (March 2010);

·     Clean Up Australia Day in Lane Cove (March 2010); and

·     Mowbray Road Shopping Precinct upgrade works (March 2010).

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That the 3rd Quarter Review of the Management Plan 2009 – 2012 be received and noted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Wrightson

Executive Manager

Corporate Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1 View

3rd Quarter Review of 2009 - 2012 Management Plan

24 Pages

 

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting 17 May 2010

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 31

 

 

 

 

 

Reference:    Corporate Services Division Report No. 31

Subject:          Determination of Local Goverment Remuneration Tribunal for Councillor Fees    

Record No:    SU839 - 16465/10

Author(s):       Crystal Cudilla   

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report details the recent determination of the Local Government Remuneration Tribunal for Councillors Fees.

 

Discussion

 

The Local Government Remuneration Tribunal handed down a determination (see link below for more detail) on 15 April 2010 under Sections 239 and 241 of the Local Government Act on the level of fees to be paid to Councillors and Mayors from 1 July 2010:-

 

(http://www.remtribunals.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/89498/2010_Report_and_determination_Final_Version_unsigned.pdf)

 

The Local Government Remuneration Tribunal has increased all minimum and maximum fees for Mayors and Councillors by 3.0%.  The table below shows the current annual fees paid to Lane Cove Councillors and the new minimum and maximum annual fees as determined by the tribunal:-

 

 

Current Annual Fee

New Minimum Annual Fee

New Maximum Annual Fee

Mayor (in addition to the Councillor Fee)

$33,840

 

$15,430

 

$34,860

 

Councillors

$15,500

7,250

$15,970

 

The program in Council’s Draft Budget for 2010/11 provides for these increases.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council determine the appropriate fee to be paid to the Mayor and Councillors for 2010/2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Wrightson

Executive Manager

Corporate Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

 


Ordinary Council Meeting 17 May 2010

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 32

 

 

 

 

 

Reference:    Corporate Services Division Report No. 32

Subject:          3rd Quarter Review of the 2009 - 2010 Budget    

Record No:    SU776 - 17487/10

Author(s):       Bernie Mayhew; Craig Wrightson 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The Third Quarter 2009/2010 Budget Review involves a variety of variations in both income and expenditure. It is recommended that the Budget be varied in terms of the report.

 

Background

 

Council is required to prepare a Budget Review Statement each quarter, in accordance with Clause 7 of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulation 1999. This report is prepared in accordance with the clause for the period ended 31 March 2010.  The purpose of these reviews is to ensure that the impact of financial variation is reflected in the forecast of Council’s global budgetary position to 30 June 2010, and the adopted Budget adjusted accordingly.

 

Discussion

 

The following is a summary of Council’s adopted Budget for 2009 - 2010 and proposed following the adjustments included in this report:-

 

 

Original Budget

30/09/09

Revised Budget

31/12 /09 Revised Budget

31/03/10 Adjustments

31/03/10 Revised Budget

Expenses from Ordinary Activity

$29,995,523

$30,563,477

$31,659,477

$351,732

$32,011,209

Revenues from Ordinary Activity

$29,891,309

$30,405,549

$32,253,402

($17,528)

$32,235,874

Surplus/- (Deficit)

(104,214)

(157,928)

$593,925

$369,260

$224,665

Capital Grants & Contributions

$2,428,353

$2,248,353

$2,248,353

$0

$2,248,353

Surplus/- (Deficit)

$2,324,139

$2,090,425

$2,842,278

($369,260)

$2,373,018

 

The income review brings to account the final insurance settlement for the Macquarie Boatshed claim, $83,177.  Negative income adjustment items include, a reduction in Aquatic Centre Income, $20,705 less than projected, and decreased income from Parking Meters yet to be installed Market Square, $50,000 and Rosenthal Ave, $30,000.

 

The expenses review includes a provision of $123,500 for Workers Compensation Premium Adjustment following the increase in claims in 2009/10, an increase in Aquatic Centre litigation legal expenses of $160,000 and increases of $15,000 and $10,000 respectively for the new library, cleaning and electricity costs.

 

Other expense variations of a capital nature include $30,000 in respect of Greenwich Baths Seawall repairs, which required urgent works, Kindy Cove Child Care building painting and equipment, funded from the Centre’s reserve ($51,500) and $45,000 for renovations to the Lane Cove Occasional Childcare Centre following Council’s resolution of 1 March 2010.  This amount is to be funded from Council’s Building Maintenance Reserve.

 

The following table outlines the proposed aggregate changes to program areas in the budget which contributes to the above, it combines changes to the Operating and Capital budgets.

 

Prog No.

Program

Variation
Operating

Variation
Capital

01.10

Administration - Corporate services

($83,177)

 

03.10

Organisation & Development

$153,500

 

4.3.2

Child Care Centre

-

 $51,500

05.10

Public Libraries

$25,000

 

5.60

Swimming Pools

 $180,705

 $30,000

07.10

Public Order & Safety

($17,223)

 

08.10

Engineering Support

$10,000

 

08.50

Parking Areas

$80,000

 

12.10

Financial Assistance

$20,455

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budget Variation - (Surplus)                    

$369,260

$81,500

 

Statutory Report

 

In accordance with Clause 7(2) of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulation 1999, I Craig Wrightson, Responsible Accounting Officer hereby certify that the Council’s financial position is satisfactory having regard to the original estimates of income and expenditure.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That the 2009 - 2010 Budget be varied in terms of this report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Wrightson

Executive Manager

Corporate Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1 View

Attachment 3rd Quarter Budget Review - Proposed Adjustments, Balance Sheet and Income Statement

3 Pages

 

 

   


Ordinary Council Meeting 17 May 2010

 

Human Services Division Report No. 17

 

 

 

 

 

Reference:    Human Services Division Report No. 17

Subject:          ShoreFest 2010 - Youth Week Music Festival    

Record No:    SU4017 - 16574/10

Author(s):       Rhian Gerard 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

To address the recreational needs of local young people, Lane Cove Council, in collaboration with Willoughby, North Sydney and Mosman Councils, held a Youth Week Music Festival, ShoreFest, during April 2010.

 

The event was a huge success and included performances by Australian headlining bands, a local band competition and urban dance competitions. A local youth services information tent was well-attended, and proved to be an ideal way of promoting local youth services.

The event not only provided an opportunity for young people to experience a fun day of entertainment in a drug and alcohol free environment, but also gave local youth bands the opportunity to gain performance experience in front of a large audience.


Feedback from the event has been extremely positive and in conjunction with the other three Lower North Shore Councils it is proposed to hold ShoreFest in Youth Week 2011.

Background

 

Some of the key priorities for local young people, as highlighted in the Lane Cove Social Plan 2010-2014, include:-

·     Provide appropriate socialisation and recreation opportunities;

·     Continue to maximise musical activities in Lane Cove; and

·     Increase awareness and knowledge of services and facilities which are available to support young people.

 

In the past, to address these identified needs, Lane Cove Council, in partnership with surrounding Local Councils, ran a music festival called Shoreshocked. Between 2004 until 2007 the event was hugely successful, attracting up to 8,000 young people. Unfortunately, due to rising costs and issues around crowd control and police management Shoreshocked stopped.

 

In 2010, due to increasing demands from local young people, the idea of a youth festival to fill the void left by Shoreshocked’s cancellation was pursued. So as to have a fresh start it was renamed  and organised on a smaller scale. The Rotary Club of Lane Cove generously donated $1,000 to sponsor ShoreFest. They have been very supportive of youth initiatives in Lane Cove and were also sponsors of the Shoreshocked festival.

 

Discussion

 

ShoreFest was held during National Youth Week, on Saturday 10 April from 11am–5pm at St Leonards Park, North Sydney, with participating Councils including Lane Cove, North Sydney, Willoughby and Mosman. Approximately 1,200 young people attended the event, mostly from Northern Sydney but included others from as far as Maitland and Penrith. Many young people arrived to support the band competition and stayed through until the end of the event, a testament to their enjoyment of the day. ShoreFest comprised of two main elements: the band section and the urban dance area.

The band element included a local band competition from 11am-3pm and professional headlining acts from 3pm-5pm. The band competition involved 16 local youth bands who were invited to perform at one of two heats. One was held in Lane Cove at Synergy Youth Centre, and the other at Chatswood Youth Centre. Six of these acts progressed to the final at ShoreFest. The two winning bands, one for judges choice and one audience choice, received studio recording time with a professional coach, donated by Big Music in Crows Nest. The headlining acts were of a hardcore rock genre.

The dance element held at North Sydney Police Community Youth Club (PCYC) involved dance competitions in breaking and popping. Youth friendly DJ’s were employed, and organisers secured the services of  well-respected judges, such as Don from the ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ television program. Young people with different skill levels were encouraged to participate with time allocated for freestyle, coaching, and demonstration sessions.

Local services from the Lower North Shore Youth Interagency were invited to attend the event and to promote their services. In attendance were the Health Promotion Unit Street Team, North Sydney PCYC, Youth Reach, Young Carers, Willoughby Council Sustainability team and Phoenix House Youth Services. Young people filtered through the services tent throughout the day, talking to staff, collecting pamphlets and receiving show-bags.

The general atmosphere was one of fun and respect for others, with young people out to enjoy the music. Crowd behavior was exemplary with no police arrests and only one instance of the need for minor medical treatment.

The headlining act, BreakEven, also acted as a positive role models for the crowd; thanking the event organisers and the police, and reminding young people to respect each other and the venue as they left the premises.

Conclusion

 

The newly created ShoreFest event addressed a real need for the provision of social and recreational activities, musical opportunities, and increasing awareness regarding local youth services.

The event was a credit to all the Councils involved in organising, to young people across the area, the police and security, and the services who attended to give information. With such a positive outcome , there was agreement between organisers to look to organise a ShoreFest in 2011 during Youth Week. 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That Council:-

1.   Receive and note the Report; and

2.   Support Shorefest in 2011 and other future similar youth related initiatives that focus on music and entertainment.

 

 

Jane  Gornall

Executive Manager - Human Services

Human Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting 17 May 2010

 

Human Services Division Report No. 21

 

 

 

 

 

Reference:    Human Services Division Report No. 21

Subject:          Library Fitout Progress Report No 9    

Record No:    SU1459 - 17896/10

Author(s):       Jane  Gornall 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This is the ninth report on the progress of the fit-out of the Lane Cove Library.  The Report updates Council and the Community as to the progress of the fit-out of the Library building.

 

Stage 2, the refurbishing of the original building, commenced on 23 February, 2010. The original date for completing the building was 29 May, 2010. Since that date was programmed, a decision has been made to replace the current roof tiles. The revised date for completion is 11 June, 2010.

 

A date has been set for the official opening, being Friday 9th July followed by a family fun day on Saturday July 10, 2010.  Library staff are currently planning the activities for the family fun day but it is expected to include a magic show, a film screening, and information talks.

 

Discussion

 

Part of the agreement with Fabcot (Woolworths) was that the height of the floor on the main level of the Library building be raised. A new concrete floor has now been poured for this level.  The pouring of this floor and the installation of new supports will allow for redundant columns and walls to be removed.

 

As work progressed on the top floor of the building a number of issues have come to light, e.g. there were a number of joists that were sitting in place without any support, that is they ended without any support underneath them. In addition, about sixteen of the joists did not meet the current Australian Standard. Council utilised the services of Forests NSW Timber inspection service to assess the timber. The builder is currently installing additional support where required.  Photographs, shown attached as AT-1, highlight this work.

 

The quotation from Buildcorp for replacing the roof tiles, eave lining and insulation has been accepted. It was possible to see significant amounts of daylight through the tiles once the existing insulation had been removed.

 

Stage 1 Usage

 

The following figures highlight the increased usage of the Library since Stage 1 opened on 26 February 2010.

 

Lane Cove Library lent 10,404 more items in April 2010 as compared to the same period in 2009. This figure is comprised of an increase of 10,930 loans at Lane Cove, a decrease of 526 loans at Greenwich and an overall increase of 25.7%. 18,044 or 35.5% of the Lane Cove loans were issued through the two self check loan machines.

 

April 2010 loans are 17.5% more than April 2007, which was prior to the relocation to temporary premises.

 

Compared to the rest of the Shorelink Libraries, Lane Cove and Greenwich issued 22% of all Shorelink loans in April. The loans in March were 21%. This is the highest percentage Lane Cove loans have ever been, apart from during a service disruption at other Shorelink libraries.

 

For the period January 2010 to April 2010 there has been an increase of 766 loans as compared to the same period last year. This represents a decrease of 642 loans at Lane Cove and an increase of 1,408 loans at Greenwich.

 

Library Visits

 

In April 2010, 26,159 people visited the Library at Lane Cove and 909 people visited the Library at Greenwich. Please note that the Library was closed for the Easter weekend and Anzac Day public holiday, a total of five days closed in April 2010.

Junior Library Activities

 

The following table highlights the additional usage that the Library is experiencing.

 

Junior Library Program Sessions

 

Groups

Children

Preschool storytimes

5

222

Preschool visits

5

87

School visits (Currambena & Michaelian OOSH)

2

35

Possum Play

1

12

School Holiday events

3

79

Total

16

435

Attendance at Junior Library programs increased by 175.8% compared to the previous April.

 

Local Studies

 

129 Local Studies enquiries were received during April 2010, this compares to 81 enquiries in April 2009, an increase of 59.3%. 1,451 people entered the Marjorie Barnard Local Studies Room.  Many Library users are utilising the tables in Local History to study when the area is not used for Local Studies enquiries.

 

Enquiries are running at an all time high and a number of people are visiting to browse the collection during hours when the Local Studies desk is not manned. A number of these people have then returned to make further enquiries when Local Studies staff are available.     

 

Information Services

 

Overall there has been an increase of 23.5% compared to the previous April.  Of particular note are increases in directional requests (47.7%), Library equipment assistance (123.6%) due to the increased number of PCs and the introduction of Self Check machines, registrations (165.7%) and Internet usage (68.8%).

 

Library Room Usage for April

Library Room Usage (in hours)

Library & Council

Commercial

Private

Total

Meeting Rooms (1&2)

38

7

 

45

Study Room

8

 

34.5

42.5

Training Rooms (1&2)

10

2

35.5

47.5

Total

56

9

70

135

* The Meeting Rooms are opened as a large study area when not in use for other purposes.

 

Feedback from users regarding the Library continues to be positive. Even more positive than the comments is the increased usage of the Library building. Whenever you visit the Library there are people of all ages studying, reading, relaxing, enjoying the views, accessing their laptops, and researching their genealogy. 

 

While the old building was well used, the diversity of age ranges and usage patterns is very evident in the new building.  Users continue to congratulate Council on the provision of such a facility.

 

Conclusion

 

Stage 2 works are currently behind schedule and the revised due date is 11 June, 2010, it is expected that there will still be some slippage from this date.

 

A date of Friday 9 July, 2010 has been set for the official opening of the building, with a family fun day planned for Saturday 10 July, 2010.

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive and note the Report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jane  Gornall

Executive Manager - Human Services

Human Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1 View

Photographs of Lane Cove Library refurbishment

2 Pages

 

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting 17 May 2010

 

Human Services Division Report No. 22

 

 

 

 

 

Reference:    Human Services Division Report No. 22

Subject:          Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre    

Record No:    SU3046 - 17992/10

Author(s):       Jane  Gornall 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

As part of its ongoing improvement programme, Bluefit have in the last two years contracted the Royal Life Saving Society, Australia (RLSSA) (NSW Branch) to undertake an Aquatic Facility Safety Assessment.  The Assessment measures the Centre against the RLSSA Guidelines for Safe Pool Operations (safety standards and guidelines).

 

In addition a Safety Improvement Plan is provided as part of the Report.  The current assessment was conducted on the 11th March 2010.

 

Discussion

 

The assessment rates the Centre against set criteria.  The lists are split into two sections:-

·     Qualification items – Centre must be compliant at all times (AT-1); and

·     Compliances – indication of the range of safety issues (AT-2).

 

A sample page from the assessment sheets is attached as AT-3.  Items in grey need to be complied with at all times.

 

For the current assessment the Centre rated a safety score of 97.18% (Attachment 4).

The previous year the score was 74.41 %.

 

The assessor was asked to provide an overview of where the Aquatic Centre sat in relation to other Centres.  The Assessor has advised the following:-

 

“A range of data has recently been collated that looks at the results of safety audits that have been carried out between April 2009 and March 2010.  It was determined that the Mean (Average) result from a random selection of 100 audits carried out during the 12 months period was 81.95%.

With Lane Cove having demonstrated a compliance score of 97.18% at the latest assessment, this shows you are 15.23% above the National average.  In fact there are currently only 4 other facilities in the country that have been able to register a compliance score greater than 97.18%.

 

It should also be noted that your facility also demonstrated a significant difference in compliance of the ‘Qualification items’ in the overall assessment.  Qualification items are items identified in the assessment in grey that are regarded as items of High Risk and importance that RLS deems are of critical need for compliance in the safe operation of an aquatic facility.  Your mean score for the qualification items of 96.2% is significantly better than the National Average 81.1%.

 

Hopefully some of this information helps to demonstrate how significant your compliance scores are and how reflective it is of the work you have put into increasing the compliance and therefore safety of Lane Cove Aquatic Centre.”

 

The Safety improvement plan has seven items listed on it.  Five relate to improved signage and labeling, one relates to rearranging the pool cover reels to ensure improved visibility, and one requires that the concourse be at least 2.00 metres, some rearrangement of fittings and furniture may be required to achieve this.

 

Council staff and Bluefit management have met to discuss the Report and to work through the recommendations.

 

Conclusion

 

The Report provides Council with an indication of the effective supervision and management of the Aquatic Centre.  The increase in the score from 74.41% in the first year that the assessment was carried out to 97.18% indicates that both Bluefit Management and Council have worked effectively to provide a safe and welcoming environment.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive and note the Report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jane  Gornall

Executive Manager - Human Services

Human Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1 View

Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre Qualification Items

1 Page

 

AT‑2 View

Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre Compliance

1 Page

 

AT‑3 View

Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre Aquatic Facility Safety Assessment NSW

1 Page

 

AT‑4 View

Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre Summary Recommendations

3 Pages