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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

21 March 2011, 7:00pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


Ordinary Council 21 March 2011

Minutes

 

PRESENT: Councillor W. Gaffney (Chair), Councillor S. Bennison, Councillor D. Brooks-Horn, Councillor S. Forrest, Councillor I. Longbottom, Councillor K. Mcilroy, Councillor P. Palmer, and Councillor A. Smith.

 

ALSO PRESENT: General Manager, Acting Executive Manager – Corporate Services, Executive Manager – Environmental Services, Executive Manager – Open Space & Urban Services, Executive Manager – Human Services, and Office Manager – Corporate Services.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:  Nil

 

APOLOGIES 

An apology was tendered on behalf of Councillor Tudge at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 21 February 2011.

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Palmer and Forrest that the apology be accepted and leave of absence be granted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

The meeting was opened with a prayer by Rev Eric Percival of St. Giles Anglican Church.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

The Mayor gave an acknowledgement of Country.

 

WEBCASTING OF COUNCIL MEETING

The Mayor advised those present that the Meeting was being webcast.

 

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

PUBLIC FORUM

Brian McDonald, 46 Gordon Cres Lane Cove, opposing proposed developments in the Mowbray Rd Precinct and supporting of Open Space and Urban Services Report No. 9.

 

Councillor Ann Smith left the meeting, the time being 7:05pm.

 

Councillor Ann Smith returned to the meeting, the time being 7:07pm.

 

Jack Winning, Wilandra St Lane Cove, supporting Open Space and Urban Services Report No. 9.

 

Theresa Cox, Gordon Cres Lane Cove, expressing concern with the Urbanhorizon Lane Cove Bushfire Accessibility Final Report.

 

Clinton Downs, Gordon Cres Lane Cove, supporting Open Space and Urban Services Report No. 9 and expressing concerns with the development approval process.

 

Devlin Bell, 7 Mindarie St Lane Cove, supporting Open Space and Urban Services Report No. 9 and in opposition of high density residential development in the Mowbray Precinct citing its affect on property prices in the area and traffic safety issues that may arise. 

 

Margaret Stuart, Johnston Cres Lane Cove, expressing concerns with the Urbanhorizon Lane Cove Bushfire Accessibility Final Report and with the possible outcomes if Council were to go ahead with recommendations of Open Space and Urban Services Report No. 9.

 

Frances Vissel, Stringybark Creek Residents Association, opposing high density development in the Mowbray Precinct and expressing concern with the Urbanhorizon Lane Cove Bushfire Accessibility Final Report.

 

Kay Freedman, Arabella St Longueville, expressing concern about the transparency and accountability of Lane Cove Alive Leadership Group (LCALG) and suggesting recommendations for improvement.

 

Alice Beauchamp, Little St Lane Cove, expressing concern with the postponement of the consultation strategy for the proposed Infrastructure Levy as recommended in Notice of Motion No. 10.

 

Jill Pain, 21 Mitchell St Greenwich, expressing concern with the request to purchase 2 Richard St, Greenwich as outlined in Open Space and Urban Services Report No. 7.

 

Doug Stuart, William Edward St, speaking on behalf of Lane Cove Bushland and Conservation Society in support of Open Space and Urban Services Report No. 9 and requesting Council endeavour to protect bushland in the area.

 

Tom Lawson, 18 Victoria St Greenwich, opposing Notice of Motion No. 10.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 7 MARCH 2011

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Mcilroy and Palmer that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 7 March 2011 be received.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Mcilroy and Palmer that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 7 March 2011 be confirmed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Orders Of The Day

 

Order Of The Day No. 4

SUBJECT: Citizenship Ceremony - Wednesday 13th April 2011

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Forrest and Gaffney that Councillor Forrest attend the Citizenship Ceremony on 13 April, and speak to new citizens about Local Government.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Order Of The Day No. 5

SUBJECT: Council and Committee Meeting Schedule - April 2011 

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Mcilroy and Forrest that the Council and Committee Meeting Schedule for April 2011 be adopted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Notices of Motion

 

Notice of Motion No. 10

SUBJECT: Deferring of Infrastructure Levy

 

MOTION

A Motion was moved by Councillors Longbottom and Smith that Council continue its proposed Infrastructure Levy consultation process but defer for two years, the decision regarding the implementation of a levy so that residents may ascertain the impact on them of the two new Federal Government imposed taxes before the implementation of a new Council "tax."

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Extension of Time

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Smith that an extension of 1 minute be granted to Councillor Longbottom.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

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Extension of Time

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Mcilroy and Brooks-Horn that an extension of 1 minute be granted to Councillor Longbottom.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

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

Against the Motion were Councillors Forrest, Gaffney, Mcilroy and Palmer (Total 4).

The Mayor exercised a casting vote against the motion and the motion was declared lost.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:20pm.

 

The Mayor opened the Services and Resources Committee Meeting and the Planning and Building Committee Meeting and adjourned them until 9pm.

 

RESUMPTION

 

The Council Meeting resumed at 8:20pm

 

Procedural Motion

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Palmer that Open Space and Urban Services Report No. 9 be brought forward and dealt with at this time.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Reports

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 9

SUBJECT: Mowbray Road Precinct - Traffic & Bushfire Emergency Evacuation

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

1.     Write to the Premier, Opposition Leader and the Federal Minister for the Environment:-

a)      Detailing Council’s deep concerns regarding the totally inadequate research and analysis that was undertaken prior to and since this enforced rezoning with respect to traffic, bushfire including emergency evacuation and environmental implications;

b)      Requesting the urgent funding needed for the necessary expert reports required should the incoming State Government insist on maintaining the current zoning; and

c)      Implore the incoming State Government to treat Council’s request for a downzoning of this section of the Mowbray Road Precinct as a matter of extreme urgency.

2.     Issue a press release highlighting the above issues and in particular the shortfalls of the Urbanhorizons report.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Matter Arising

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

1.            A request be made to the new minister for all correspondence between DoP and Urbanhorizon; and

2.            A report come back to Council regarding the matter.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 6

SUBJECT: Street Lighting Update - New Energy Australia Luminaires

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

1.      Accept the EnergyAustralia (Ausgrid) pricing proposal for 32W CFL luminaire; and

2.      Write to the AER and SSROC advising them of our decision to accept the EnergyAustralia (Ausgrid) pricing proposal for 32W CFL luminaire.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 7

SUBJECT: Request to Purchase Unmade Road - 2 Richard Street, Greenwich

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Forrest and Palmer that a report come back to Council after the land title status of Richard Street has been determined, to assist Council in the consideration of the subject parcel of road reserve.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 8

SUBJECT: Request to Purchase Unmade Road - Garling Street, Lane Cove West

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Smith that a further report be tabled after the land title status of Garling Street has been determined, to assist Council in the consideration of the subject parcel of road reserve.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Procedural Motion

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gaffney and Palmer that the Services and Resources Committee Meeting and Planning and Building Committee Meeting commence immediately upon the conclusion of the Ordinary Council Meeting.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 8:36pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 4 April 2011, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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