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Agenda

Ordinary Council Meeting

15 August 2011

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 15 August 2011 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 the Government Information (Public Access)  Act 2009, 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 15 August 2011

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

APOLOGIES

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT TO COUNTRY

 

NOTICE OF WEBCASTING OF MEETING

 

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

 

Confidential Items

 

1.       Mayoral Minute No. 2

SUBJECT: Performance Review of the General Manager

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 public interest by reason of the foregoing and as the report contains personal information concerning the performance of 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 - 1 AUGUST 2011

 

Orders Of The Day

 

3.       Order Of The Day No. 15

SUBJECT: Council and Committee Meeting Schedule September 2011.. 5

 

Notices of Motion

 

4.       Notice of Motion No. 15

SUBJECT: Aboriginal Art Exhibition...................................................................... 6

 

General Managers Reports

 

5.       General Managers Report No. 17

SUBJECT: Meeting House Redevelopment Progress Report ................ 7

 

Corporate Services Division Reports

 

6.       Corporate Services Division Report No. 34

SUBJECT: iPhone Application - Parking, Access and Services................. 8

 

7.       Corporate Services Division Report No. 36

SUBJECT: Revised Purchasing Policy Incorporating Sustainability Principles......................................................................................................................................... 10

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Reports

 

8.       Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 11

SUBJECT: Richard Street, Greenwich - Request to Purchase Road Reserve......................................................................................................................................... 16

 

9.       Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 24

SUBJECT: Roads to Recovery Program......................................................... 20  

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting 15 August 2011

Order Of The Day No. 15

 

 

Reference:    Order Of The Day No. 15

Subject:          Council and Committee Meeting Schedule September 2011    

Record No:    SU1915 - 32875/11

Author(s):       Kirsty Fleming 

 

 

 

The Council and Committee Meeting Schedule for September 2011 is proposed as follows:-

 

September      3          Inspection Committee

 

September      5          Ordinary Council         (Mayoral Election and Committee Representation)

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That the Council and Committee Meeting Schedule for September 2011 be adopted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Wrightson

Executive Manager

Corporate Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

  


Ordinary Council Meeting 15 August 2011

Notice of Motion No. 15

 

 

Reference:    Notice of Motion No. 15

Subject:          Aboriginal Art Exhibition    

Record No:    SU2338 - 33083/11

Author(s):       Councillor Scott Bennison 

 

 

 

Centrehouse currently stages the Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award on a bi-annual basis. With new facilities being provided at the Community Centre it is a great opportunity to extend Lane Cove’s involvement in art to include an Aboriginal Art Exhibition.

 

In the same way Centrehouse stages the Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award, Centrehouse has offered to stage an Aboriginal Art Show on the alternate years to the Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award.

 

There are many brilliant Aboriginal artists in Australia and this would be a great opportunity to promote their work and recognition as artists.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:-

1.   A task force be established to report back to Council by the last meeting of 2011 on the feasibility of staging an Aboriginal Art Exhibition in Lane Cove including information and recommendations on, but not limited to:-

·      Timing;

·      Funding;

·      Location;

·      Exhibitions;

·      Artists;

·      Prize Money; and

·      Marketing.

2.   The task force representation consists of Councillor Bennison, the Mayor, appropriate Council staff and a Centrehouse representative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Councillor Scott Bennison

Councillor

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

  


Ordinary Council Meeting 15 August 2011

General Managers Report No. 17

 

 

Reference:    General Managers Report No. 17

Subject:          Meeting House Redevelopment Progress Report     

Record No:    SU348 - 32806/11

Author(s):       Tony Fazio 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report provides Council with a status update on the progress of the Meeting House Redevelopment.

 

Discussion

 

Preliminary Works

 

Preliminary works, required to satisfy Development Consent conditions prior to the issue of the Construction Certificate on 27 July 2011 and commencement of the major building works, have now been completed.

 

The preliminary works included construction of a new pedestrian pathway in Goodlet Reserve, tree protective measures and the construction of perimeter fencing. 

 

Council’s Environmental Services Division were notified of the Appointment of Principal Certifying Authority (PCA) and intention to commence the main construction works on 29 July 2011.

 

Construction Program

 

The final detailed construction program submitted by Platinum Projects (Australia) Pty Ltd extends over 52 weeks and is included electronically as AT-1 and has been circulated separately to Councillors.

 

Construction completion time is scheduled for late August 2012, subject to wet weather and latent conditions.

 

Main Construction

 

Demolition by hand to remove hazardous materials has commenced.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That the report be received and noted.

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Brown

General Manager

General Managers Unit

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1 View

Meeting House Redevelopment - Final Construction Program

Available electronically as an A3 document

Circulated Seperately

 


Ordinary Council Meeting 15 August 2011

Corporate Services Division Report No. 34

 

 

Reference:    Corporate Services Division Report No. 34

Subject:          iPhone Application - Parking, Access and Services    

Record No:    SU1800 - 30453/11

Author(s):       Craig Wrightson 

 

 

Executive Summary

This report outlines a new initiative to utilise an iPhone App to publish live information on the availability of car parking spaces, business and community services and local offers and events. It has the potential to reduce cars circulating in the village looking for parking and brings together all business within the village and promotes them as a single destination. The inclusion of Community Information and Events provides increased exposure for these valuable community services. It is recommended the report be received and noted.

Discussion

With the introduction of the car parking monitoring system within the Rosenthal Avenue car park and Longueville Road areas, Council introduced the opportunity to not only monitor spaces for car parking management purposes but also provide information to the public regarding numbers of spaces available.  At this stage a sign has been provided (an additional sign is to be installed) at  the entry to Rosenthal Avenue car park displaying the number of spaces currently available.  The idea being that, should there be no spaces available, drivers can simply elect not to enter the car park and proceed to another car park within the village. One of the key difficulties in the village is that the car parks are located virtually at the corners of the village and therefore moving between one car park and another is not that simple.

As part of the 2011/12 Budget, Council will be expanding the car parking monitoring system to include the Little Street car park, the rear of the Coles car park, and all other areas within the village.  This will then provide the opportunity for Council to provide more displays on the entrance roads to the village as to the number of spaces available in each car park.  In developing this proposal it became apparent that this information could also be used for providing information to drivers prior to their arrival at Lane Cove.  After discussions internally, staff determined that an iPhone App would provide the functionality of allowing parkers to check the number of spaces within all the car parks of Lane Cove including Market Square Car Park (which is monitored by a different system) and therefore provide drivers with the opportunity to select their route and destination car park based on the availability of parking spaces.

At the same time this concept was being developed, Lane Cove ALIVE approached a company who had developed an iPhone App to provide a business directory for two councils in South Australia.  After discussions with Lane Cove ALIVE it became obvious there was a synergy by incorporating Council’s existing Access and Services Map into an App as well as the car parking availability information.  This idea was then further expanded to include information on the services  provided by local community organisations both in the village and the whole Lane Cove Local Government Area, based on the existing Lincs online community directory. 

Discussions then took place between Lane Cove ALIVE, the Lane Cove Chamber of Commerce, and Council staff to discuss the development of content for such an application.  Quotations were subsequently sought from two (2) companies, ‘Connect’ based in SA and ‘iProgrammer’ based in NSW. iProgrammer was subsequently selected as a firm suitable for providing the application and this would be a first and therefore a model for iProgrammer to sell to other NSW councils.  On this basis Council was able to obtain a price of $6000 (excluding GST) for the project.  A demonstration of the App’s development todate will be provided at the meeting.  In short the App provides for:-

1.   The ability to see live, the availability of car parking spaces within all Council’s car parks;

2.   The ability to get directions to all Council car parks from the current location;

3.   A full business directory incorporating Council’s Access and Services Map (including whether each premises is accessible);

4.   The ability to display all contact information in a small web page for each business together with directions to the business from the current location;

5.   All full directory of local community organisations (this is imported from lincs);

6.   The ability to see the distance to each community organisation;

7.   The ability to get directions to the community organisation;

8.   An events sections, for Council, business and community events in the village; and

9.   An offers and promotions section for local businesses to promote special offers.

The App is in the final stages of development and will be deployed during September/October 2011. Prior to this, the Lane Cove Chamber of Commerce and Lane Cove ALIVE will be partnering to visit each local business to encourage them to place additional information within the App.  In its current form basic info will include name, location, accessibility, and contact numbers etc.  This can be expanded for each business to include a small ‘web page’ with descriptions and include multiple promotional photographs. Each business will have the capability to update their own information and publish promotions free of charge. This differs from the offer from the South Australian firm which required businesses to pay an ongoing fee.

At this stage it is anticipated the remainder of the car parking monitoring system will be deployed prior to December 2011 and as this occurs the information will be added to the car parking section of the App at no additional cost.

Depending on the success of the project there is the option to produce a version for Council’s website and Android, this will be considered in the coming months.

Conclusion

This App provides an exciting opportunity for Council to trial the utilisation of an App and brings together car parking, business, and community information into one convenient source for the community. It has the potential to reduce cars circulating in the village looking for parking and brings together all business within the village and promotes them as a single destination. The inclusion of Community Information and Events provides increased exposure for these valuable community services.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That the report be received and noted.  

 

 

 

Craig Wrightson

Executive Manager

Corporate Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

 


Ordinary Council Meeting 15 August 2011

Corporate Services Division Report No. 36

 

 

Reference:    Corporate Services Division Report No. 36

Subject:          Revised Purchasing Policy Incorporating Sustainability Principles    

Record No:    SU4478 - 21325/11

Author(s):       Ian  Naylor 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

In order to meet the Waste and Sustainability Improvement Payment criteria Council is required to formalise its sustainable purchasing practices into an adopted policy. This requirement also presented the opportunity to review Council’s existing Purchasing Policy which has been amended to include Council’s purchasing principles and commitment to sustainability. This report recommends that Council adopt the revised Purchasing Policy.

 

Background

 

Council has had an increased focus in the last 5 years on ensuring sustainability principles are incorporated into all of its operations, including the purchase of goods and services.  As part of this commitment, Council has been a member of the Local Government and Shires Associations Sustainable Choice Program for the last 4 years which aims to increase the level of sustainable purchasing within the local government sector by supporting individual councils and skills sharing between councils on sustainable products and services. As part of this program Council has integrated sustainability principles into its Tender and Quotation Procedures. Initiatives include:-

·     Inclusion of Council’s Supplier Environmental Questionnaire in all tenders with a weighting of not less than 5%.

·     Where written quotes are required (excluding those purchased on preferred supplier agreements), inclusion of Council’s Supplier Environmental Questionnaire with a weighting of not less than 5%.

·     Council has entered into a number of agreements with Preferred Suppliers of goods and services. In the assessment of these suppliers, Council required them to demonstrate the sustainability principles they incorporate in the supply of goods and services. 

·     Utilisation of State Government and NSROC contracts which have sustainability principles incorporated within the assessment of suppliers.

 

Discussion

 

The revised Purchasing Policy, dated 15 August 2011 and shown attached as AT-1, outlines the relevant governance requirements, the need for value for money, efficiency, risk management and incorporates sustainability principles, to minimise the impact that the purchase and use of products and services has on the environment. This policy is consistent with the Local Government Act and Regulations. It aligns with the intent of the NSW Government Sustainability Policy and addresses local sustainable purchasing issues at the Council level. The sustainability components have been distributed to Council’s Sustainability Advisory Committee and amended to incorporate their feedback.

 

The policy is confined to the internal operations of the Council and therefore does not require community consultation. 

 


Conclusion

 

The revised Purchasing Policy will play a key role in promoting sustainable purchasing and where possible reducing our impact on the environment. 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council adopt the revised Purchasing Policy incorporating sustainability principles dated 15 August 2011 and included as AT-1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Wrightson

Executive Manager

Corporate Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1 View

Revised Purchasing Policy

4 Pages

 

 

 


ATTACHMENT 1

Corporate Services Division Report No. 36 - Revised Purchasing Policy

 

 

 

 

 


P&CD 09.08.99 amended Council 15.08.2011

Key Words: consideration, contracts, disclosure, economical, environmental, expression-of-interest, FIS, FOS, compliance, in-contract, goods, integrity, price, probity, procurement, professional, purchase, quality, quantity, quotations, service, sole-source, specification, suitability, supply, technical, tender, transaction, value, valuation

1.      Introduction

This policy covers all activities associated with the purchasing of all goods, services and works by Council.

2.      Objectives

This Policy provides clear direction to management, staff and the Council in relation to the purchasing function and establishes a decision framework that:

•      Ensures purchases are made in an open, fair, and transparent manner;

•      Delivers best value through the most appropriate service provider;

•      Ensures open and effective competition,

•      Supports environmental procurement and sustainability

•      Appropriately manages risk;

•      Promotes efficient purchasing practices and their continuous improvement;

•      Encourages local suppliers and manufacturers; and

•      Ensures Council’s purchasing activities are in accordance with its egislative and common law responsibilities.

3.        Policy

3.1    Professional Integrity, Accountability and Probity

To enhance professional integrity, accountability and probity:

•      Staff engaged in purchasing will at all times undertake their duties in an ethical and impartial manner, act responsibly and exercise sound judgement;

•      Council conducts tenders with integrity in accordance with Council’s Tender and Quotation procedures which have been developed to comply with the Local Government Act and Regulations

•      All processes relating to Council purchases will be open, fair and transparent;

•      Council Staff will not use or disclose information that confers unfair advantage or financial benefit or detriment on a supplier or potential supplier;

•      Council Staff will not engage in any activity that would create conflict between personal interest and the interest of Council;

•      Council will ensure that appropriate internal audit controls are implemented and monitored for its purchasing activities;

•      Detailed Procedures will be documented and maintained to support this Policy;

•      Council’s complaints process deals with complaints relating to purchasing and provides timely feedback to suppliers of goods and services or works.

Approved Methods of Procurement

3.2.1  Calling Tenders

Council will call for tenders for the supply of goods, the provision of services, or the carrying out of works in circumstances where the level of estimated gross value of expenditure exceeds $150,000.

3.2.2 Calling Quotes

For the supply of goods, the provision of services, or the carrying out of works in circumstances where the level of estimated gross value of expenditure amounts to under $150,000, quotations will be obtained in accordance with Council’s Tender and Quotation procedures.

In circumstances where Council enters into purchasing contracts other than those resulting from a quotation process, Council will record the reasons for entering into those contracts.

Examples of where those circumstances may apply are:

·                Sole Supplier;

·                Urgency

·                Where the timeframe does not allow it;

·                Emergency situations;

·                Sole Acceptable Supplier

·                Where the Corporation is partnering with a Purchasing Cooperative which has an existing contract arrangement;

·                Where the costs of undertaking the competitive process would outweigh any potential benefits; and

·                Where a period contract has been let and its is proposed to extend that contract past its initial contract period provided that there is a benefit to Council and provided that extension would not damage the notion of open competitiveness of other potential tenders in the future.

3.3    Value for Money

Council will strive to obtain the best value for money together with quality goods and services or works by:

·                Undertaking best practicepurchasing practices;

·                Benchmarking and monitoring the performance of contractors and suppliers to ensure high quality goods and services;

·                Promoting market competitiveness through quoting and tendering, utilisation of government or other collective purchasing contracts;

·                Taking advantage of opportunities to develop open and effective relationships with Council’s business partners such as suppliers, contractors, and consultants; and

·                Not disclosing the actual budget allocated to individual tenders or purchases.

3.4    Efficient Purchasing Processes

Council will undertake its purchasing activities in the most effective and efficient manner to minimise the administrative costs associated with purchasing by:

·                Seeking opportunities to streamline purchasing processes;

·                Utilising technological advancements and electronic commerce applications, supported by appropriate controls aimed at reducing the administrative costs associated with purchasing;

·                Adopting a clear and consistent approach to its purchasing activities including the use of standard documents and contracts;

·                Seeking continuous improvement of purchasing practices by maintaining a program of training and professional development for staff.


3.5    Risk Management

Council will ensure that appropriate practices and procedures of internal control and risk management are in place for its purchasing activities including risk identification, assessment and implementation of controls.

Managers will be responsible for ensuring appropriate practices and procedures for internal controls and risk management are adhered to.

3.6    Sustainability

Council acknowledges that the purchase and use of products and services can have a profound impact on the economy, environment and society.  Council and its employees will make sustainable purchasing part of their daily decision making, integrating sustainability considerations into every aspect of the procurement process.

Council has a vital role to play at the local level in promoting sustainable purchasing and can make a contribution towards meeting the global challenges of creating a sustainable society. Specifically, Council aims to undertake purchasing that provides the best possible value for public money and the products and services purchased are sustainable.

The benefits of sustainable procurement includes, but is not limited to:-

·       Reductions in the use of energy, water and other natural resources;

·       Reductions in production of waste and pollution;

·       Reductions in environmental and human impacts of products and services;

·       Supporting the development of environmentally friendly products and the associated marketplace;

·       Improving the viability of recycling;

·       Protecting and conserving the environment; and

·       Providing Leadership to the Community and Local Businesses.       

 

In purchasing goods and services Council will give consideration to:-

·       Purchasing goods and services that satisfy value for money but which also enhance sustainability - “green tick”  products and services should be taken into account as early as possible in the acquisition planning and decision making process;

·       Spending the funds sustainably, the responsibility shall be shared among the various departments;

·       Saving money through improving efficiency and reducing expenses, consider product life cycle costing, its reusability and recyclability and possible income from sale of recyclables;

·       Encourage sustainable use of resources, e.g. initiatives to better manage Energy and Water;

·       Reducing environmental impacts- eg., greenhouse gas emissions;

·       Reducing waste and better managing environmental risks (eg. minimise packaging);

·       Improving the health and safety of Council employees and the community;

·       Working closely with the community in achieving sustainable goals;

·       Complying with relevant legislation and directives;

·       Avoiding where possible, the purchase of products that pollute soils, air and waterways during production and use;

·       Avoiding where possible, the purchase of hazardous chemicals that may be harmful to human health or ecosystems;

·       Avoiding where possible, the purchase of products that involve inhumane or unethical treatment of animals;

·       Purchasing products that promote social equity (eg. Fairtrade);

·       Increasing staff and community awareness of the range and quality of sustainable products;

·       Using the purchasing power of local government to:-

o          Investigate sustainable products and suppliers and promote where claims can be verified;

o          Stimulate demand for sustainable products;

o          Work with government agencies and industry to identify sustainable products and practices;

o          Wherever possible, support local businesses and organisations in accordance with ESD principles.

Related Policy

Not Using Eggs Sourced From Caged Chickens.

 


Ordinary Council Meeting 15 August 2011

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 11

 

 

Reference:    Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 11

Subject:          Richard Street, Greenwich - Request to Purchase Road Reserve    

Record No:    SU1691 - 14569/11

Author(s):       Wayne Rylands 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The status of Richard Street has been confirmed as Council public road.

 

Council can now make a decision as to whether to commence the process for closure, and potential sale, of the subject parcel of road reserve outside 2 Richard Street.

 

Background

 

At the Ordinary Council meeting of 21 March 2011, Council considered a request from the resident of 2 Richard Street to purchase part of section of Richard Street, adjacent to their property. At the meeting, Council resolved:-

“That a further report be tabled after the land title status of Richard Street has been determined, to assist Council in the consideration of the subject parcel of road reserve”.

 

Council has now ascertained the land title status of Richard Street.

 

Discussion

 

Following the Council resolution, staff commenced investigations and sought assistance from the NSW Department of Lands to determine the ownership status of Richard Street. Although initial investigations indicated the land as public road, in the care and control of Council, the information garnered from the Department was not conclusive.

 

For this reason, Council engaged our solicitors, Pike Pike & Fenwick, to undertake more thorough searches and enquiries through the Office of Land and Property Information.

 

Provided as part of AT-1, is a copy of Crown Plan C802-2030 that shows the subject area as public road, as far back as 1861. Also provided with AT-1 is the Cadastral Records Enquiry Report, which as at 2011 gives no evidence of any closure. As such, the subject area of road can be treated as public road, vested in Council.

 

Closure of the subject area of public road can thus be undertaken in accordance with Part 4 of the Roads Act.  In a Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Lands and Council dated 28 April 2006, Council is authorised to act on behalf of the Crown in progressing a number of administrative functions associated with the closure of public road.  The first step in that process is public notification and receipt of public submissions.

 

Community Consultation

 

Statement of Intent

 

The consultation is designed to comply with the public notification requirements of the Department of Lands.  Any comments received will be reviewed and evaluated to determine whether or not to proceed with the proposed road closure.

 


Method

 

Level of Participation

Inform

Inform

Consult

Form of Participation

Open

Targeted

Open

Target Audience

Lane Cove Community

Adjoining landowners and the Greenwich Community  Association

Lane Cove Community

Proposed Medium

Advertisement, Public Exhibition

e-newsletter and Website Exhibition

 

Letterbox drop and Letter

 

Advertisement, Public Exhibition

e-newsletter and Website Exhibition

 

Indicative Timing

As soon as services have been identified and approval is granted from the Department of Lands

As soon as services have been identified and approval is granted from the Department of Lands

As soon as services have been identified and approval is granted from the Department of Lands

 

Conclusion

 

The Office of Land and Property Information has confirmed that Richard Street is a public road vested in Council. As such, Council can proceed with the road closure process in accordance with the Department of Lands protocols and the Memorandum of Understanding, dated 28 April 2006.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That:-

1.   Council commence the process to close part of road reserve outside 2 Richard Street, Greenwich 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Wayne Rylands

Executive Manager

Open Space and Urban Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1 View

Richard Street Road Status, Office of Land & Property Information

2 Pages

 

 


ATTACHMENT 1

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 11 - Richard Street Road Status, Office of Land & Property Information

 



Ordinary Council Meeting 15 August 2011

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 24

 

 

Reference:    Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 24

Subject:          Roads to Recovery Program    

Record No:    SU203 - 33088/11

Author(s):       Wayne Rylands 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has written to Council requesting our support to lobby the Federal Government to extend the Roads to Recovery Program beyond its current end date of 2014.

 

It is proposed that Council support the recommendations provided by ALGA.

 

Background

 

ALGA has written to all local government organisations regarding the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery Program. ALGA’s correspondence is provided as Attachment 1.

 

In summary, ALGA commissioned research that identified that the national shortfall in the level of funding for local roads amounts to about $1.2 billion annually. Councillors may recall that our own infrastructure review identified an annual shortfall of approximately $790,000 for road maintenance in the Lane Cove LGA.

 

ALGA is seeking support from all councils for an extension of the Program and for increased funding. The motion provided calls for the Roads to Recovery Program to be made permanent, and for the level of funding to be increased to cover the $1.2 billion funding shortfall annually.

 

Discussion

 

The Roads to Recovery Program has been beneficial for Lane Cove, and continues to provide funding to allow necessary road works to be undertaken that would otherwise be significantly delayed. Council has been receiving slightly in excess of $100,000 per annum to undertake the necessary road works since the Program’s inception in 2000.

 

Conclusion

 

It is recommended that Council support ALGA’s motion to make the Roads to Recovery Program permanent, and to increase the funding to cover the current $1.2 billion funding shortfall on an annual basis.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:-

1.    Call on the Federal Government to:-

a)    Recognise the successful delivery of the Roads to Recovery Program by local government since 2000;

b)    Continue the Roads to Recovery Program on a permanent basis to assist local government meet its responsibilities of providing access for its communities;

c)    Continue the Roads to Recovery Program with the current administrative arrangement; and

 

d)    Provide an increased level of funding under a future Roads to Recovery Program that recognises the shortfall of funding on local roads of $1.2 billion annually.

2.     Write to ALGA, the Prime Minister, Head of the Opposition, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Opposition Spokesperson for Transport and The Hon. Joe Hockey, M.P. to advise them of Council’s resolution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wayne Rylands

Executive Manager

Open Space and Urban Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1 View

Roads to Recovery Program funding 2011 - Congress held in Mount Gambier from 16-18 November

5 Pages

 

 


ATTACHMENT 1

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 24 - Roads to Recovery Program funding 2011 - Congress held in Mount Gambier from 16-18 November