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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

6 June 2011, 7:07pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


Ordinary Council 6 June 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, Councillor A. Smith (arrived 7:09pm) and Councillor R. Tudge.

 

ALSO PRESENT: General Manager, Executive Manager – Corporate Services, Executive Manager – Environmental Services, Executive Manager – Open Space & Urban Services, Acting Manager – Development Assessment, Manager – Environmental Health, Manager – Special Projects and Office Manager – Corporate Services.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillor Tudge declared a pecuniary interest in Open Space and Urban Services Report No. 18 regarding the Lane Cove Country Club – Fees and Charges.  He indicated he would exit the chambers and not vote on or discuss item.

 

Councillor Longbottom declared a non pecuniary interest in Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 18 regarding the Lane Cove Country Club – Fees and Charges as he is a patron of the club.  He indicated he would determine whether he would take part in discussion and voting prior to consideration of the matter.

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

The meeting was opened with a prayer by Simon Ambler of Christian City 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

187

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith 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, Smith and Tudge (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

PUBLIC FORUM

Brian McDonald, 46 Gordon Crescent Lane Cove North, thanking members of the JRPP for their decision regarding high density residential development in the Mowbray Precinct.

Richard Biggs, 11 Fourth Avenue Osborne Park, supporting the proposed Block Booking Fee but in opposition to the imposition of a Round Fee as discussed in Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 18.

Stephen Barnes, 10 Wisdom Road Greenwich, requesting the decision to impose an additional Round Fee as discussed in Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 18 be deferred.   

Ralph Sadler, 16 Parklands Avenue Lane Cove, discussing the fees currently charged by the club and recommending the decision to impose an additional Round Fee as discussed in Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 18 be deferred.

Ann Horn, President Lane Cove Sustainability Action Group, supporting the adoption of the Draft Sustainable Events Policy for the purpose of community consultation.

Sjirk Bangma, 18 Kullah Parade Lane Cove, speaking on behalf of the Lane Cove Sustainability Action Group, supporting the Draft Sustainable Events Policy particularly the aspects of waste management.

Helen Prentice, 68 Tambourine Bay Road Riverview, recommending the decision to impose an additional Round Fee as discussed in Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 18 be deferred.    

Corinne Fagueret, 2/4 Austin Crescent Lane Cove, congratulating those involved in lobbying against high density residential development in the Mowbray Precinct and recommending a review of funding of the Lane Cove ALIVE retail marketing projects.

Frances Vissel, on behalf of Stringybark Creek Residents Association, supporting the decision of the JRPP regarding high density development within the Mowbray Precinct and expressing concerns regarding the proposed changes to the Council meeting cycle as discussed in Corporate Services Division Report No. 25.

Alice Beauchamp, Little Street Lane Cove, expressing concerns regarding the retail marketing project as implemented by Lane Cove Alive.

Ian Butters, 51A Cliff Road Northwood, requesting further information from Council as per correspondence sent in April and May 2011 and supporting a deferral of the decision to impose an additional Round Fee as discussed in Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 18.

David Lawn, 20 Currawong Avenue Lane Cove, opposed to the proposed development at 11 Cullen St Lane Cove.

Janet Weir, 18 Currawong Avenue Lane Cove West, opposed to the proposed development at 11 Cullen St Lane Cove.

Susan O’Neil, 1 Nundah St Lane Cove, expressing concern with the retail marketing project as implemented by Lane Cove Alive including selection of participants, transparency, apparent conflicts of interest.

Councillors Smith and Brooks-Horn left the meeting, the time being 8:07pm.

Councillors Smith and Brooks-Horn returned to the meeting, the time being 8:09pm

Kerry Scroope, 9 Cullen Street Lane Cove, opposed to the proposed development at 11 Cullen St Lane Cove.

James Nangle, Town Planner for applicants of 11 Cullen St Lane Cove, in support of the proposed development at that address.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

188

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Mcilroy and Longbottom Standing Orders be resumed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Procedural Motion

189

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

·         Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 18, Lane Cove Country Club - Fees & Charges and Environmental Services Division Report No. 21, Draft Sustainable Events Policy be brought forward and discussed immediately following  Environmental Services Division Report No. 20, 11 Cullen Street, Lane Cove; and

·         The Services and Resources Committee items be brought into Open Council and dealt with as the last item.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Matter of Urgency

The Mayor ruled the following to be a matter of urgency.

190

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Smith that legal advice be sought as to whether the comments made within the public forum by Susan O’Neil defamed any person.

 

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

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

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 16 MAY 2011

191

RESOLVED on the motion of Smith and Mcilroy that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 16 May 2011 be received.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

192

RESOLVED on the motion of Smith and Mcilroy that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 16 May 2011 be confirmed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Reports Of Committees

 

Report Of Committees No. 23

SUBJECT: Inspection Committee Report

193

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Palmer that the minutes of the Inspection Committee held 4 June 2011 be received and noted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


Referred Reports FROM Inspection Committee 04 June 2011

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 20

SUBJECT: 11 Cullen Street, Lane Cove

 

MOTION

A Motion was moved by Councillors Longbottom and Smith that the development be refused on the basis of amenity, solar access, overshadowing, privacy concerns, private open space consideration, visual bulk, overlooking and acoustics. 

 

FORESHADOWED MOTION

A Foreshadowed Motion was moved by Councillors Palmer and Mcilroy that pursuant to Section 80(1) (a) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, as amended, the Council grant consent to Development Application D14/11 for alterations and additions to existing dwelling house including first floor addition at 11 Cullen Street, Lane Cove subject to the following conditions.

1.         (20) That the development be strictly in accordance with drawings Drawn by Vanessa Wagner. Drawing numbers:-

·     A01 – Site / roof plan dated 10/03/11;

·     A02 – Ground floor plan dated 10/03/11;

·     Sketch first floor plan dated 12/04/2011;

·     A04- East / west elevations dated 10/03/11;

·     A05- North / South elevations dated 10/03/11;

·     A06- Sections dated 10/03/11; and

·     Landscape plan dated 12/04/2011;

            except as amended by the following conditions.

2.         North facing bath window W9 shall be obscure.

3.         The drawings shall be amended to incorporate the amendments suggested in Sketch first floor plan dated 12/04/2011. The amendment includes increasing the side setback of more than half the length of the first floor southern wall to 1500mm.  Amended plans shall be submitted prior to the issue of construction certificate.

4.         (1) The submission of a Construction Certificate and its issue by Council or Private Certifier PRIOR TO CONSTRUCTION WORK commencing.

5.         (2) All building works are required to be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Building Code of Australia.

6.         (11) The approved plans must be submitted to a Sydney Water Check agent or Customer Centre to determine whether the development will affect Sydney Water’s sewer and water mains, stormwater drains and/or easements, and if further requirements need to be met.  Plans will be appropriately stamped.  For Quick Check agent details please refer to the web site www.sydneywater.com.au see Your Business then Building and Developing then Building and Renovating or telephone 13 20 92.

            The consent authority or a private accredited certifier must:-

·           Ensure that a Quick Check agent/Sydney Water has appropriately stamped the plans before the issue of any Construction Certificate.

7.         (12) Approval is subject to the condition that the builder or person who does the residential building work complies with the applicable requirements of Part 6 of the Home Building Act 1989 whereby a person must not contract to do any residential building work unless a contract of insurance that complies with this Act is in force in relation to the proposed work.  It is the responsibility of the builder or person who is to do the work to satisfy Council or the PCA that they have complied with the applicable requirements of Part 6.  Council as the PCA will not release the Construction Certificate until evidence of Home Owners Warranty Insurance or an owner builder permit is submitted. THE ABOVE CONDITION DOES NOT APPLY TO COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION, OWNER BUILDER WORKS LESS THAN $5000 OR CONSTRUCTION WORKS LESS THAN $12000.

8.         (17)  An Occupation Certificate being obtained from the Principal Certifying Authority before the occupation of the building.

9.         (35) All demolition, building construction work, including earthworks, deliveries of building materials to and from the site to be restricted to the following hours:-

Monday to Friday (inclusive)                     7.00am to 5.30pm

Saturday                                                   7.00am to 4.00pm

No work to be carried out on Sundays or any public holidays.

10.       (36) Stockpiles of topsoil, sand, aggregate, spoil or other material capable of being moved by water to be stored clear of any drainage line, easement, natural watercourse, footpath, kerb or roadside.

11.       (37) The development shall be conducted in such a manner so as not to interfere with the amenity of the neighbourhood in respect of noise, vibration, smell, dust, waste water, waste products or otherwise.

12.       (48) Depositing or storage of builder's materials on the footpath or roadways within the Municipality without first obtaining approval of Council is PROHIBITED.

Separate approval must be obtained from Council's Works and Urban Services Department PRIOR TO THE PLACEMENT of any building waste container ("Skip") in a public place.

13.       (49) Prior to the commencement of any construction work associated with the development, the Applicant shall erect a sign(s) at the construction site and in a prominent position at the site boundary where the sign can be viewed from the nearest public place.  The sign(s) shall indicate:

a)      the name, address and telephone number of the Principal Certifying Authority;

b)      the name of the person in charge of the construction site and telephone number at which that person may be contacted outside working hours; and

c)      a statement that unauthorised entry to the construction site is prohibited.

The signs shall be maintained for the duration of construction works.

14.       (50) The cleaning out of ready-mix concrete trucks, wheelbarrows and the like into Council's gutter is PROHIBITED.

15.       Standard Condition (56) Where Lane Cove Council is appointed as the Principal Certifying Authority, it will be necessary to book an inspection for each of the following stages during the construction process.  Forty eight (48) hours notice must be given prior to the inspection being required:-

a)      All reinforcement prior to filling with concrete.

b)      Framework including roof and floor members when completed and prior to covering.

c)      Installation of steel beams and columns prior to covering

d)      Waterproofing of wet areas

e)      Stormwater drainage lines prior to backfilling

f)       Completion.

16.       Standard Condition (57) Structural Engineer's details being submitted PRIOR TO ISSUE OF CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE for the following:-

a)      footings;

b)      reinforced concrete work ;

c)      structural steelwork;

d)      upper level floor framing;

17.       (58) Structural Engineer's Certificate being submitted certifying that existing building is capable of carrying the additional loads.  Such Certificate being submitted PRIOR TO THE ISSUE OF A CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE.

18.       (66) The removal, handling and disposal of asbestos from building sites being carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Regulations.  Details of the method of removal to be submitted PRIOR TO COMMENCING ANY DEMOLITION WORKS.

19.       (77) All spillage deposited on the footpaths or roadways to be removed at the completion of each days work.

20.       (78) The site being properly fenced to prevent access of unauthorised persons outside of working hours.

21.       (79) Compliance with Australian Standard 2601 - The Demolition of Structures.

22.       (141) Long Service Levy  Compliance with Section 109F of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979; payment of the Long Service Levy payable under Section 34 of the Building and Construction Industry Long Service Payments Act 1986 (or, where such a levy is payable by instalments, the first instalment of the levy) – All building works in excess of $25,000 are subject to the payment of a Long Service Levy at the rate of 0.35%.

COMPLIANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS CONDITION MUST BE SATISFIED PRIOR TO THE ISSUE OF THE CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE.

23.       (142) BASIX - Compliance with all the conditions of the BASIX Certificate lodged with Council as part of this application.

24.     (300)  Lane Cove Council regulates the Preservation of Trees and Vegetation in the Lane Cove local government area. Clause 5.9(3) of Lane Cove Local Environmental Plan 2009 [the "LEP"], states that a person must not ringbark, cut down, top, lop, remove, injure or wilfully destroy any tree or other vegetation to which any such development control plan applies without the authority conferred by development consent or a permit granted by the Council. Removal of trees or vegetation protected by the regulation is an offence against the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW). The maximum penalty that may be imposed in respect to any such offence is $1,100,000 or a penalty infringement notice can be issued in respect of the offence, the prescribed penalty being $1,500.00 for an individual and $3,000.00 for a corporation.  The co-operation of all residents is sought in the preservation of trees in the urban environment and protection of the bushland character of the Municipality.  All enquiries concerning the Preservation of Trees and Vegetation must be made at the Council Chambers, Lane Cove.

25.     (302)  The applicant must obtain written Authority prior to pruning or removal of any trees; greater than 4 m in height, located on the property or in neighbouring properties including the cutting of any tree roots greater than 40 mm in diameter.

26.     (303)  There must be no stockpiling of topsoil, sand, aggregate, spoil or any other construction material or building rubbish on any nature strip, footpath, road or public open space park or reserve.

27.     (354)  Footing, trench or excavation that is within 3 m of any tree greater than  4m in height; including neighbouring trees, must be carried out using hand held tools only with no tree roots greater than 40mm diameter to be severed or damaged

28.     (317) A 1.8 m high chain mesh fence shall be erected a radial distance of not less than 2.4 m from the trunk of the juvenile Blueberry Ash street tree.  The tree protection area shall not be used for the storage of building materials, machinery, site sheds, or for advertising and soil levels within the tree protection area shall remain undisturbed.

29.     A waterproof sign must be placed on all tree protection zones stating ‘NO ENTRY TREE PROTECTION ZONE – this fence and sign are not to be removed or relocated for the work duration.’  Minimum size of the sign is to be A4 portrait with NO ENTRY TREE PROTECTION ZONE in capital Arial Font size 100, and the rest of the text in Arial font size 65.

30.     All tree protection measures and signage must be erected PRIOR TO THE ISSUE OF THE CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE OR THE COMMENCEMENT OF WORKS, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST. This includes demolition or site preparation works, and tree protection measures must remain in place for the duration of the development, including construction of the driveway crossing.

General Engineering Conditions

31.     (A1) Design and Construction Standards:  All engineering plans and work shall be carried out in accordance with Council’s standards and relevant development control plans except as amended by other conditions.

32.     (A2) Materials on Roads and Footpaths: Where the applicant requires the use of Council land for placement of building waste, skips or storing materials a “Building waste containers or materials in a public place” application form is to be lodged. Council land is not to be occupied or used for storage until such application is approved. 

33.     (A3) Works on Council Property: Separate application shall be made to Council's Urban Services Division for approval to complete, any associated works on Council property.  This shall include vehicular crossings, footpaths, drainage works, kerb and guttering, brick paving, restorations and any miscellaneous works. Applications shall be submitted prior to the start of any works on Council property.

34.     (A4) Permit to Stand Plant: Where the applicant requires the use of construction plant on the public road reservation, an “Application for Standing Plant Permit” shall be made to Council. Applications shall be submitted and approved prior to the start of any related works. Note: allow 2 working days for approval.

35.     (A5) Restoration: Public areas must be maintained in a safe condition at all times. Restoration of disturbed Council land is the responsibility of the applicant. All costs associated with restoration of public land will be borne by the applicant.

 

36.     (A6) Public Utility Relocation: If any public services are to be adjusted, as a result of the development, the applicant is to arrange with the relevant public utility authority the alteration or removal of those affected services. All costs associated with the relocation or removal of services shall be borne by the applicant.

37.     (A7) Pedestrian Access Maintained: Pedestrian access, including disabled and pram access, is to be maintained throughout the course of the construction as per AS-1742.3, ’Part 3 - Traffic control devices for works on roads’.

38.     (A8) Council Drainage Infrastructure: The proposed construction shall not encroach onto any existing Council stormwater line or drainage easement. If a Council stormwater line is located on the property during construction, Council is to be immediately notified. Where necessary the stormwater line is to be relocated to be clear of the proposed building works. All costs associated with the relocation of the stormwater line are to be borne by the applicant.

Engineering Conditions to be Complied with Prior to Construction Certificate

39.     (S2) Stormwater Requirement: The stormwater runoff from the new and altered impervious areas within the development shall be connected to the existing drainage system in accordance with the requirements of Lane Cove Council’s DCP-Stormwater Management.

The existing stormwater system is to be certified that it is in good working order and meets the requirements set out in Council’s DCP-Stormwater management. The certification is to be carried out by a fully licensed and insured plumber or a suitably qualified engineer prior to the issue of the Construction Certificate.

Where an existing element does not comply with current standards the subject element is to be replaced.

Where the existing system does not comply with Councils DCP-Stormwater Management a drainage design is required. The stormwater drainage plan is to be prepared and certified by a suitably qualified engineer and submitted to the Principal Certifying Authority prior to the issue of the Construction Certificate. The design is to be certified that it fully complies with, AS-3500 and Council's DCP-Stormwater Management.

40.     (B1) Council infrastructure damage bond: The applicant shall lodge with Council a $1000.00 cash bond or bank guarantee. The bond is to cover the repair of damage to Council's roads, footpaths, kerb and gutter, drainage or other assets as a result of the development. The bond will be released upon issuing of the Occupation Certificate. If Council determines that damage has occurred as a result of the development, the applicant will be required to repair the damage. Repairs are to be carried out within 14 days from the notice. All repairs are to be carried in accordance with Council’s requirements. The full bond will be retained if Council’s requirements are not satisfied. Lodgement of this bond is required prior to the issue of the Construction Certificate.

41.     (C1) Erosion and Sediment Control Plan: Erosion and Sediment Control Plan (ESCP) shall be prepared by a suitably qualified consultant in accordance with the guidelines set out in the manual “Managing Urban Stormwater, Soils and Construction Fourth Edition 2004 Volume 1’’ prepared by LANDCOM. The plan is to be submitted to the principal certifying authority to prior to the issue of the Construction Certificate.

 

Engineering Condition to be Complied with Prior to Commencement of Construction

42.     (C2) Erosion and sediment control: The applicant shall install appropriate sediment control devices prior to the start of any works on the site. The devices are to be installed in accordance with the approved plan satisfying condition ‘(C1) Erosion and sediment control plan’. The devices shall be maintained during the construction period and replaced when necessary.

Engineering Condition to be Complied with Prior to Occupation Certificate

43.     (M2) Certificate of Satisfactory Completion:  Certificates from a registered and licensed Plumber or a suitably qualified Engineer must be obtained for the following matters. The plumber is to provide a copy of their registration papers with the certificate. The relevant Certificates are to be submitted to the principal certifying authority prior to issue of any Occupation Certificate.

·     Confirming that the site drainage system has been constructed in accordance with the relevant Australian Standards and Council’s DCP-Stormwater Management. 

 

Upon being put to the meeting the Motion was declared lost.

 

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

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

 

The Foreshadowed Motion became the Motion.

194

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 Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Longbottom and Smith (Total 4).

 

Councillor Longbottom indicated that he would take no part in voting or discussion in relation to Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 18.

Councillors Tudge and Longbottom reaffirmed their interest and left the meeting, the time being 8:38pm.

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 18

SUBJECT: Lane Cove Country Club - Fees & Charges

195

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Palmer and Forrest that:-

1.   Council note that an agreement has been reached with the Country Club on amended Block Booking times.

2.   Council set the following Block Booking Fee - Lane Cove Country Club for the Council Fees & Charges 2011-2012:-

(i)         Adults  - $365pa;

(ii)        Seniors (age 65 + 20 years continuous membership)  - $185pa;

(iii)       Students (age 18-21) - $177pa; and

(iv)       Juniors (age 10-17) - $74pa.

3.   A meeting be arranged with the Country Club and all Councillors and a further report come to Council regarding the imposition of a Round Fee.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Absent were Councillors Longbottom and Tudge (Total 2).

 

Councillors Longbottom and Tudge returned to the meeting, the time being 9:05pm.

 

Environmental Services Division Reports

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 21

SUBJECT: Draft Sustainable Events Policy

196

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

1.   Council adopt the draft Sustainable Events Policy dated 26 May 2011 for the purposes of public exhibition for a period of 6 weeks in accordance with the consultation strategy outlined in the report; and

2.   At the conclusion of the public exhibition period, a report be submitted to Council that outlines the submissions received and makes appropriate observations and recommendations for Council’s consideration.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Order Of The Day No. 10

SUBJECT: Australian Citizenship Ceremony - Wednesday 29 June 2011

197

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Gaffney that Councillor Bennison attend the citizenship ceremony on 29 June 2011 and speak to new citizens about local government.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

General Managers Reports

 

General Managers Report No. 8

SUBJECT: Tender for Meeting House Redevelopment

198

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

  1. The tender for the Meeting House Redevelopment be awarded to Platinum Projects Aust Pty Ltd for an amount of $4,426,800 exclusive of GST but inclusive of contingent items;
  2. The General Manager be authorised to enter into contract and if possible negotiate a shortened construction program; and
  3. Monthly updates come to Council on the progress of this project.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

General Managers Report No. 11

SUBJECT: Moving to Electronic Distribution of Council News (Quarterly Newsletter)

199

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

  1. Council move to electronic / limited hard copy distribution of Council News, commencing with Spring edition, (September 2011) complemented by a reduced hard copy print run of 2000;
  2. Distribution of hardcopy be expanded to include shopping centres in the area; and
  3. Council supply a hard copy to individuals if requested.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Corporate Services Division Reports

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 25

SUBJECT: Review of Council and Committee Meetings

200

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

1.      Trial for 6 months from July 2011, the Ordinary Council meeting cycle as follows:-

·         3rd Monday July;

·         1st and 3rd Mondays of August;

·         1st Monday September;

·         1st and 3rd Mondays of October;

·         1st  Monday of November; and

·         1st and if required 3rd Monday, of December.

2.   Trial for 6 months from July 2011, no meeting of the Planning and Building Committee and Services and Resources Committee.

3.   Publicise the changes to the meeting cycle in the local newspaper, by e-newsletter and on Council’s website.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 27

SUBJECT: Constitutional Recognition of Local Government

201

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

1.         Support the Australian Local Government Association’s position that a referendum be held by 2013 to change the Constitution to allow direct funding of local government bodies by the Commonwealth Government and also to include local government in any new Preamble to the Constitution.

2.         Write to the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition, local Federal Members of Parliament and the Australian Local Government Association to advise them of Council’s support for constitutional recognition.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Reports

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 16

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

202

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

1.   Council commence the process to consider the closure of part of the road reserve outside 46 & 48 Garling Street in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Lands dated 28 April 2006.

2.   Council undertake community Consultation for a  period of 6 weeks in accordance with the consultation strategy outlined in the report; and

3.   A further report be received outlining the submissions received.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

SERVICES AND RESOURCES COMMITTEE Reports

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF Services and Resources - 16 MAY 2011

203

RESOLVED on the motion of Smith and Palmer that the minutes of the Services and Resources held on the 16 May 2011 be received and confirmed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 


 

General Managers Reports

 

General Managers Report No. 7

SUBJECT: Monthly Review for April 2011

204

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Mcilroy that the information be received and noted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 9:53pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 20 June 2011, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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