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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

16 April 2012, 7:00pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


Ordinary Council 16 April 2012

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 and Councillor R. Tudge.

ALSO PRESENT: General Manager, Executive Manager – Corporate Services, Executive Manager – Environmental Services, Executive Manager – Open Space & Urban Services, Executive Manager – Human Services, Manager – Environmental Health, Manager – Strategic Planning and Governance Officer.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

Councillor Gaffney declared a non pecuniary interest in Item No. 5, Part 1 regarding 15 Centennial Ave, as the owner was on her 2004 election ticket.  She indicated she would not take part in the debate or vote on that part of the item.

Councillor Bennison declared a pecuniary interest in Item No.11. regarding Funding Under Round 4 of the Sustainability Small Grants Program, part way through the meeting, as he is a paid member of the Board of the Lane Cove Occasional Childcare.  He indicated he would not take part in the debate or vote on the item.

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

The meeting was opened with a prayer by the General Manager, Peter Brown.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

The Mayor gave an acknowledgement of Country.

APOLOGIES

Apologies were received on behalf of Councillor Tudge.

53

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Mcilroy that that the apology be accepted and leave of absence 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).

WEBCASTING OF COUNCIL MEETING

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

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

54

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gaffney and Palmer 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

Diana Hallowes, 29A Johnston Crescent Lane Cove North, speaking on behalf of Kylie Bryden-Smith and Craig Beattie of 31A Johnston Crescent Lane Cove North in opposition to the extent of high density development recommended in Item No. 5 Mowbray Precinct Post- Exhibition Report.  Requesting Council support for retaining E4 zoning at 46-60 Gordon Crescent, down zoning 62-70 Gordon Crescent to E4, including a R3 transition zone in the western side of the precinct, down zoning 6-14 Mindarie St, reducing proposed building heights and FSR to a more reasonable level, providing for more public open space and pedestrian access ways to Mowbray Rd, and address traffic concerns highlighted in SBCRA submission.

Lynh Du, 31 The Crescent Linley Point, in support of extending the M50 to begin at Lane Cove West as outlined in Item 4, Notice of Motion – Linley Point Direct Bus Route.

Isabelle Mac Innes, 26 Johnston Crescent Lane Cove North, in opposition to the extent of high density zoning recommended of Item No. 5 Mowbray Precinct Post- Exhibition Report citing negative impact on the natural environment, traffic congestion, overcrowding and noise pollution and requesting Council reduce construction work hours.

Ronny Baskind, 31 Johnston Crescent Lane Cove North, in opposition to the high density zoning recommended in Item No. 5 Mowbray Precinct Post- Exhibition Report and urging Council to focus on protecting the surrounding natural environment, specifically Batten Reserve.

Robin Stutchbury, 1 Carisbrook Street Linley Point, in support of extending the M50 to begin at Lane Cove West as outlined in Item 4, Notice of Motion – Linley Point Direct Bus Route.

Pierre Masse, 1/506-512 Pacific Hwy Lane Cove North, in opposition to the high density development recommended in Item No. 5 Mowbray Precinct Post- Exhibition Report citing negative effects on the surrounding natural environment, the apparent lack of open space in the region, associated bushfire risks and traffic congestion and urging Council to retain as low a density zoning in Gordon Crescent as possible.

 

Jon Francis, 31 The Crescent Linley Point, in support of extending the M50 to begin at Lane Cove West and provide a direct route to the city via Linley Point as outlined in Item 4, Notice of Motion – Linley Point Direct Bus Route.

Guy Hallowes 29A Johnston Crescent Lane Cove North, in opposition to the high density zoning recommended in Item No. 5 Mowbray Precinct Post- Exhibition Report and urging Council to support the views of the community.

Terase Calligeros, 22 Brooks Street Linley Point, in support of extending the M50 to begin at Lane Cove West and provide a direct service from Linley Point to the CBD as outlined in Item 4, Notice of Motion – Linley Point Direct Bus Route.

Chris Diffley, 14 Mindarie St Lane Cove North, in opposition to the proposed down zoning of 8-14 Mindarie St to E4 and requests Council to retain current zoning of R4.

Leah Bangma, 18 Kullah Parade Lane Cove North, thanking Council for listening to concerns raised regarding 8-14 Mindarie St, supporting the proposed LEP amendment for this site, expressing concerns regarding the implications of high density developments on traffic at that eastern of Kullah Parade, and suggesting possible measures that could be taken.

Alex Du, on behalf of the owner of 2 Kullah Parade Lane Cove North, in opposition to the proposed down zoning of 2 Kullah Parade from R4 to E4.

Brian McDonald, 46 Gordon Crescent Lane Cove North, in opposition to the high density zoning recommended in Item No. 5 Mowbray Precinct Post- Exhibition Report and urging Council to consider the public interest.

Elizabeth Williams, 39 Johnston Crescent Lane Cove North, in opposition to the extent of high density development recommended in Item No. 5 Mowbray Precinct Post- Exhibition Report, requesting Council include amendments such as reducing proposed building heights and floor space ratios specifically towards the western end of the precinct and down zoning 46-70 Gordon Crescent to E4.

Yue Wang, 4 Kullah Parade Lane Cove North, in opposition to the proposed down zoning of Kullah Parade from R4 to E4.

Ann Proudfoot, 35A Johnston Crescent Lane Cove North, speaking on behalf of herself, Audrey and Mark Horn, in opposition to the extent of high density zoning recommended in Item No. 5 Mowbray Precinct Post – Exhibition Report and on behalf of the Lane Cove Sustainability Action Group supporting the sustainability of local community style gardening and Council’s proposed implementation of guidelines regarding verge planting.

Sjirk Bangma, 18 Kullah Parade Lane Cove North, expressing concerns that many of the resident submissions regarding high density zoning within the Mowbray Precinct do not appear to have been taken into account in the recommendation for Item No. 5 Mowbray Precinct Post – Exhibition Report and requesting Council focus on protecting the Stringybark Creek area.

Sunny Ooi, on behalf of the developer of 554-560 Mowbray Rd other properties on Gordon Crescent, in opposition to the proposed reduction of floor space ratios to 1.6:1.

Barbara Jago, 14 The Crescent Linley Point, in support of extending the M50 to begin at Lane Cove West and service the Linley Point area as outlined in Item 4, Notice of Motion – Linley Point Direct Bus Route.

Karen McPherson, 87 Johnston Crescent Lane Cove North, in opposition to the R4 high density zoning recommended in Item No. 5 Mowbray Precinct Post- Exhibition Report, suggesting R3 medium density zoning for the Mindarie St / Pinaroo Pl area instead of R4, and on behalf of Deborah Hill of 89 Johnston Cres expressing concerns regarding the height and density of proposed zoning and subsequent future developments.

Jack Winning, 12 Willandra Street Lane Cove North, expressing concerns regarding the proposed high density zoning recommended for south Mindarie Street in Item No. 5 Mowbray Precinct Post- Exhibition Report specifically the positioning high density zoning directly adjoining low density zoning and requesting the area be rezoned R3 medium density. 

Victor Jago, 14 The Crescent Linley Point, in support of extending the M50 to begin at Lane Cove West and service the Linley Point area as outlined in Item 4, Notice of Motion – Linley Point Direct Bus Route.

Robert Leitner, 90 Gordon Crescent Lane Cove North, in opposition to the high density zoning in the Mowbray Precinct citing the considerable negative impacts current neighbouring developments are having on his families lifestyle and wellbeing but requesting equity in FSR be maintained throughout his and neighbouring properties so fair value for his property can be obtained.

Pei Long Wu, 8 Kullah Parade Lane Cove North, in opposition to the proposed down zoning of Kullah Parade from R4 to E4. 

Doug Stuart, 21A William Edward Street Longueville, on behalf of the Lane Cove Bushland and Conservation Society expressing concerns regarding APZ’s on Council Bushland and potential future implications, opposing R4 zoning at the Mindarie Street / Pinaroo Place region, expressing concern regarding the negative impacts of increased density on the natural environment, supporting the signage strategy and requesting speedy implementation,  supporting the development of guidelines for planting on nature strips which will help ensure consistency of landscaping in public space and expressing concerns regarding granting Council authority for spot rezoning.

Frances Vissel, speaking on behalf of the Stringybark Creek Residents Association, opposition to the extent of high density development recommended in Item No. 5 Mowbray Precinct Post- Exhibition Report and expressing concerns regarding traffic congestion, APZ’s, availability of open space/recreational area, impacts on the surrounding natural environment and suggesting implementation of transition zones and E4 zoning in some areas.

Win Chandler, 32 Elizabeth Parade Lane Cove North, requesting E4 zoning and, if not possible, R3 medium density zoning for 46-70 Gordon Crescent.

Chris McNally, 58 Gordon Crescent Lane Cove North, opposed to the down zoning of 46-60 Gordon Crescent to E4 requesting Council retain R4 high density zoning in this area.

Phillip Baxter, 7 William Edward Street Longueville, opposed to the Tuta development proposal for Burns Bay Road citing issues such as isolation and lack of onsite amenities and suggesting the development incorporate facilities that promote community activities.

Alasdair Stuart, 11 Johnston Crescent Lane Cove North, supporting a park in the Pinaroo area, supporting earlier comments regarding the positioning high density zoning directly adjoining low density zoning and implications such as overshadowing and suggesting transitional grading between high and low density zones, and expressing concerns regarding public transport / bus services along Mowbray Road.

Councillor Mcilroy left the meeting at 8:42pm.

Ian Czencz, 38 Elizabeth Parade Lane Cove North, commenting on financial implications of rezoning at Gordon Cres and expressing concern with positioning high density zoning directly adjoining low density zoning.

Councillor Mcilroy returned to the meeting at 8:43pm.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

55

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Brooks-Horn 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 - 5 MARCH 2012

56

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Brooks-Horn that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 5 March 2012 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).

57

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Brooks-Horn that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 5 March 2012 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

Council and Committee Meeting Schedule - May 2012

58

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Mcilroy and Brooks-Horn that the Council and Committee Meeting Schedule for May 2012 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).

 

Citizenship Ceremony - 16 May 2012

59

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Mcilroy and Gaffney that Councillor Mcilroy attend the Citizenship ceremony on 16 May 2012 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).

Councillor Bennison declared a pecuniary interest in Item 11.

Reports Of Committees

Inspection Committee Report - 14 April 2012

60

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Palmer that Council receive and note the 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).

 

Notices of Motion

 

Notice of Motion - Linley Point Direct Bus Route

61

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Mcilroy that Council support the residents request and write to Hon Gladys Berejiklian, Minister for Transport supporting Option A, modifying the M50 Section Point 00 bus route which currently departs from Drummoyne Oval, Drummoyne so that the starting point is “modified to Lane Cove West at the existing Bus stop - 263 Burns Bay Road (high residential developments).  The bus would then pick up residents along Burns Bay Road and then proceed over Gladesville Bridge to resume its normal route along Victoria Road, through Drummoyne and Rozelle to the City and onto Coogee.” 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Officer Reports for Determination

Councillor Smith left the meeting at 9:35pm.

Councillor Smith returned to the meeting at 9:36pm.

Mowbray Precinct Post-Exhibition Report

 

MOTION

A motion was moved by Councillors Smith and Brooks-Horn that:-

1.   Council adopt the exhibited amendments to Local Environmental Plan 2009 relating to the Mowbray Precinct, subject to the following changes:-

a.   Nos. 46-60 Gordon Crescent retain the current LEP 2009 High Density Residential R4 zoning.

b.   Nos. 8 to14 Mindarie Street be rezoned to Environmental Living E4 from High Density Residential R4.

c.   No. 15 Centennial Ave remain High Density R4.

2.   The Floor Space Ratio and Height Maps be amended to remove residential standards for the existing Girraween Avenue park and the proposed Pinaroo Place park, for consistency with their Public Recreation RE1 zoning.

3.   The Asset Protection Zone (APZ) Local Map, proposed to be included in the LEP as exhibited, should be accompanied by a text clause advising that the APZ is indicative only, in accordance with the RFS submission.

4.   The Department of Planning & Infrastructure be requested to finalise the draft LEP 2009 amendments as recommended in this Report.

5.   Development Control Plan amendments be prepared in an appropriate timeframe supporting the finalization of the LEP amendments for the precinct.

6.   The current Section 94 Plan Review, and related discussions with the State Government regarding infrastructure provision, address the submissions made in the recent LEP exhibition concerning traffic measures and other infrastructure.

7.   Liaison continue with NSW Land & Housing Corporation regarding options for the development of their housing provision within the region.

 

AMENDMENT

An Amendment was moved by Councillor Palmer and Forrest that:-

1.   Council recognises that high density (R4) developments are not normally approved immediately adjacent to low density (R2 or E4) in the municipality and therefore transition zones (R3) should be created wherever possible to secure appropriate planning outcomes.

2.   Council adopt the exhibited amendments to Local Environmental Plan 2009 relating to the Mowbray Precinct, subject to the following changes:-

a.   A transition zone (R3) be adopted for 62-70 Gordon Cres to recognise that:-

                                       i.      46-60 Gordon Cres have limited future development potential because of the APZ to the south and already approved high-rise (R4) developments to the north of these lots (and should therefore remain E4 as exhibited); and

                                     ii.      High-rise (R4) development has already been approved from 72 to 82 Gordon Cres.

b.   A transition zone (R3) be adopted for the east side of Willandra St (Nos. 11-17) St; the west side of Merinda St (Nos. 2 & 4); and the west side of Pinaroo Pl (No. 28).

c.   The remaining lots in Pinaroo Pl (Nos. 2 & 4) be zoned E4 for consistency with the immediately adjoining zonings of either RE1 or E4.

d.   Nos. 8 to14 Mindarie Street be rezoned to Environmental Living E4 from High Density Residential R4.

3.   The Floor Space Ratio and Height Maps be amended to remove residential standards for the existing Girraween Avenue park and the proposed Pinaroo Place park, for consistency with their Public Recreation RE1 zoning.

4.   The Asset Protection Zone (APZ) Local Map, proposed to be included in the LEP as exhibited, should be accompanied by a text clause advising that the APZ is indicative only, in accordance with the RFS submission

5.   The Department of Planning & Infrastructure be requested to finalise the draft LEP 2009 amendments as recommended in this Report.

6.   Development Control Plan amendments be prepared in an appropriate timeframe supporting the finalization of the LEP amendments for the precinct.

7.   The current Section 94 Plan Review, and related discussions with the State Government regarding infrastructure provision, address the submissions made in the recent LEP exhibition concerning traffic measures and other infrastructure.

8.   Liaison continue with NSW Land & Housing Corporation regarding options for the development of their housing provision within the region.

Extension of Time

62

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Extension of Time

63

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith 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).

Extension of Time

64

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).

Extension of Time

65

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Mcilroy and Palmer that an extension of 1 minute be granted to Councillor Forrest.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Extension of Time

66

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Mcilroy and Palmer that an extension of 1 minute be granted to Councillor Forrest.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Extension of Time

67

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Palmer that an extension of 1 minute be granted to Councillor Forrest.

 

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

68

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Bennison that points 1 and 2 of the amendment be voted on Ad Seriatim.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Upon being put to the meeting point 1 of the Amendment was declared lost.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Forrest, Mcilroy and Palmer (Total 3).

Against the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Gaffney, Longbottom, and Smith (Total 5).

Councillor Gaffney left the meeting at 9:51pm.

 

Upon being put to the meeting point 2 of the Amendment was declared lost.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Forrest, Mcilroy and Palmer (Total 3).

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

Absent was Councillor Gaffney (Total 1).

Councillor Gaffney returned to the meeting at 9:53pm.

Procedural Motion

69

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Gaffney that point 1 of the motion be voted on Ad Seriatim followed by points 2 to 7.

 

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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Upon being put to the meeting point 1a of the Motion was declared carried.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Gaffney, Longbottom, and Smith (Total 5).

Against the Motion were Councillors Forrest, Mcilroy and Palmer (Total 3).

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Upon being put to the meeting point 1b of the Motion was declared carried.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Councillor Gaffney left the meeting at 9:58pm.

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Upon being put to the meeting point 1c of the Motion was declared carried.

 

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

Against the Motion were Councillors Forrest, Mcilroy and Palmer (Total 3).

Absent was Councillor Gaffney (Total 1).

Councillor Gaffney returned to the meeting at 9:59pm.

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Upon being put to the meeting points 2 to 7 of the Motion were declared carried.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Matter Arising

Building Times - Mowbray Precinct

74

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Mcilroy that a report come back to Council regarding any action that can be taken regarding restricting building times on Saturday afternoons in the Mowbray Precinct.

 

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

Roundabout – Centennial Avenue and Elizabeth Parade Intersection

75

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Brooks-Horn that a report come back to Council regarding the provision of a roundabout at the intersection of Centennial Avenue and Elizabeth Parade.

 

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

transport issues workshop and potential committee

76

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Smith that a workshop be held to discuss transport issues affecting the Mowbray Precinct.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Planting on Nature Strips

77

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

1.   Develop a policy on planting/landscaping on nature strips in general; and

2.   Defer a decision on the nature strip planting at 90 Greenwich Rd until the policy has been 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).

 

Draft Signage Concepts

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

1.   The amended signage concepts developed by Artscape Consulting, dated April 2012 be adopted as the sign style and form and set the direction for the rest of the family of signs to be used open space; and

2.   Council staff be authorised to proceed to detailed documentation and implementation of the adopted sign style and form.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Councillor Smith left the meeting at 10:33pm.

Councillor Smith returned to the meeting at 10:34pm.


2012-15 Draft Budget, Delivery Program and Operational Plan

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

  1. Council adopt for the purpose of public exhibition the:-

a)   Draft Budget for the year to 30 June 2012-15 subject to the necessary adjustments being made as a result of the changes to the Fees and Charges under b) below.

b)   Draft Fees and Charges 2012-13 (subject to the below amendments),

i.    Greenwich Baths Fees and Charges

Casual

2011-2012

2012-2013

Adult

$3.50

$3.60

Concession

$2.50

$2.60

Child

$2.50

$2.60

Student

$2.50

$2.60

Season Pass

Family

$371.00

$382.00

Adult

$186.00

$191.00

Concession

$96.00

$99.00

Child

$96.00

$99.00

Student

$96.00

$99.00

10 Pass

Adult

$31.00

$32.00

Concession

$21.00

$22.00

Child

$21.00

$22.00

Student

$21.00

$22.00

ii.    Lane Cove Market Square - Cark Parking Fees

 

2011-2012

2012-2013

2-3 hrs

$4.50

$0

3-4 hrs

$6

$6

4-5 hrs

$15

$15

5-6 hrs

$20

$20

6+ hrs

$40

$40

c)   Draft Delivery Program (Incorporating Operational Plan) 2012-2013; and

d)   2012 Update on the Long Term Financial Plan;

2.   Council proceed to public exhibition as per the consultation strategy outlined in the report; and

3.   Following public exhibition, the Draft Budget, Draft Fees and Charges, Draft Delivery Program (Incorporating Operational Plan) and 2012 Update on the Long Term Financial Plan together with any submissions received, be considered at the Council meeting to be held 18 June, 2012.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Gaffney, Longbottom and Smith (Total 5).

Against the Motion were Councillors Forrest, Mcilroy and Palmer (Total 3).

 

Feedback Sought on Proposed Rezoning Changes

80

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

That Council advise the Hon Brad Hazzard, MP, Minister for Planning and Infrastructure that Council supports:-

1.   The proposal to improve and streamline the plan making process by increasing certain delegations when a Gateway determination is issued.

2.   The proposal to introduce an independent pre-Gateway review process which may be requested by a proponent before a planning proposal has been forwarded for Gateway determination, provided that such review is undertaken by the local IHAP rather than the JRPP or the PAC.  This would provide a credible and depoliticised review process and avoid the perception of bias given the make up of the JRPP and PAC.

3.   The proposal to introduce an independent post Gateway review process for Council or proponents following a Gateway determination.  It is appropriate that given the State and Regional strategic issues to consider that such review be undertaken by the JRPP or PAC.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting held Tuesday 20 March 2012

81

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Brooks-Horn that the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee held Tuesday 20 March 2012 be adopted with the exception of Item Y5 ‘Coolabah Avenue Greenwich ‘Proposed Parking Restrictions’ which is to be deferred pending further consideration.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Councillor Bennison left the meeting at 10:45pm.

Funding under Round 4 of Sustainability Small Grants Program

82

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

1.   Endorse funds under Round 4 of the Sustainability Small Grants Program for the following projects:-

·    $1540 – Chatswood South PermaPatch Inc; and

·    $844.89 – Lane Cove Occasional Childcare Centre

2.   Give Public Notice of the proposed funding under Round 4 of the Sustainability Small Grants Program, and subject to no objections being received, grant the funds as outlined above.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Absent was Councillor Bennison (Total 1)

Councillor Bennison returned to the meeting at 10:47pm

Alcohol Free Zones in Lane Cove LGA

83

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

1.   Chisholm and Vista Streets Greenwich be included in the list of proposed Alcohol Free Zones and Hollaway Park Greenwich be included in the list of proposed Alcohol Prohibited Areas.

2.   Pursuant to Section 632A and Section 644 of the Local Government Act, 1993 the proposal to declare the areas listed in the report and in 1 above as Alcohol Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas be placed on public exhibition for 6 weeks and community consultation take place in accordance with the consultation strategy outlined in the report; and

3.   A further report be submitted to Council following the exhibition period to consider the results of the community consultation.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

National General Assembly of Local Government 2012

84

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

1.   The Mayor and Councillor Palmer attend the National General Assembly of Local Government to be held in Canberra from 17-20 June 2012 and provide a report back to Councillors; and

2.   Council submit motions on Funding for Local Government to meet the New Standards for Access to Premises and the introduction of standards for electric bicycles for discussion and debate at the 2012 National General Assembly of Local Government.

3.   The Mayor consult with the Bicycle Committee prior to the conference.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Policy Manual Review - Phase 1

85

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Brooks-Horn that Council amend the policies in the Policy Manual as listed in AT-1 – Policy Manual Recommended Amendments (from A-D) dated 10 April 2012, subject to:-

a.      The Code of Meeting Practice being amended to reflect Council’s new Meeting Cycle; and

b.      Policy A3007, Keeping of Animals be amended to make it clear that the owner must ensure they do not create a nuisance (physical, noise or odours) in any public place.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

 

 

Deductible Gift Recipient

86

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Smith that a DGR working party be established consisting of all available Councillors and the General Manager to report back to Council on:-

1.   Draft Constitution dealing with sole purpose, Directorships, compliance with ATO requirements and other practice aspects dealing with the operation of the DGR;

  1. Development of policies and procedures dealing with the financial management of the DGR. This may include the receipt and payment of monies, financial reporting, criteria for making donations to community groups etc;

3.      Community groups that would qualify as a recipient of donations made to the DGR, and which have already obtained DGR status;

4.      Options for marketing; and

5.      Legal Structure.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Officer Reports for Information

Audit Committee Report on Activities

87

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Mcilroy that Council receive and note the 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).

 

Council Snapshot

88

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Brooks-Horn that Council receive and note the 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

Market Square Devleopment Deed – Progress Report

89

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Mcilroy that a report come back to Council on the progress of the Market Square Development Deed negotiations noting any substantial matters resolved to date.

 

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 11:08pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 21 May 2012, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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