Ordinary Council Meeting
17 October 2011
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
Notice is given of the Ordinary Council Meeting, to be held in the Council Chambers on Monday
17 October 2011 commencing at 7:00pm. The business to be transacted at the meeting is included in this business paper.
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 Councilís website www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au by 5pm of the Thursday following the meeting.
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Reports Of Committees
1.†††††† Report Of Committees No. 5
SUBJECT: Inspection Committee Report - 15 October 2011
Reference:†††† Report Of Committees No. 5
Subject:††††††††† Inspection Committee Report - 15 October 2011†† †
Record No:††† DA11/30-01 - 43609/11
Author(s):††††† Michael Mason†
PRESENT:†††† Councillor W. Gaffney (Mayor), Councillor P. Palmer, Councillor R. Tudge, Councillor S. Forrest, Councillor K. Mcilroy, Councillor I. Longbottom, and Councillor S. Bennison.
ALSO PRESENT: Executive Manager - Environmental Services
Apologies were received on behalf of Councillor A. Smith and Councillor D. Brooks-Horn
Item 1:†††††† Environmental Services Division Report No. 236
Subject:†††† 50 Cullen St, Lane Cove West (8:30am)
Item 1 was withdrawn from the inspection on the advice that the application was formally withdrawn by the applicant.
Item 2:†††††† Environmental Services Division Report No. 135
Subject:†††† 9A Gamma Road, Lane Cove (9:00am)
Councillors met at the entrance to the vacant site.
The Mayor welcomed all present and called for an overview and history of the site and the current application before the Council.
Councillors heard from the applicant, owners and the applicantís representatives (planner and builder) and noted the concerns of adjoining neighbours at 7 and 9 Gamma Road and 7 and 9 Beta Road.† Issues of concern ranged from privacy and overlooking to loss of solar access, bulk of the proposed two storey element and resultant loss of amenity.
Concern was also voiced regarding the potential impact to the two large gum trees which are required to remain by the enabling subdivision consent by the Land and Environment Court.
Councillors proceeded to view the site from the rear yards of 7 and 9 Beta Road.
It was noted that the applicant acknowledged the potential for overlooking the rear dwelling area of No.7 Gamma Road and they indicated that they would seek to rectify such and would discuss the placement of a suitable screen on the top of the masonry fence dividing the properties.
The Mayor thanked all for attending and advised Council will formally consider the application at the full Council meeting on the 17 October 2011.
That the report be received and noted.
Environmental Services Division