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Minutes

Extraordinary Meeting of Council

24 September 2012, 7:00pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


Extraordinary Council 24 September 2012††

†MINUTES

 

PRESENT: Councillor S. Bennison, Councillor D. Brooks-Horn, Councillor S. Cheong, Councillor M. Gold, Councillor D. Hutchens, Councillor D. Karpin, Councillor P. Palmer, and Councillor D. Strassberg.

 

ALSO PRESENT: General Manager, Executive Manager Ė Corporate Services, Executive Manager Ė Environmental Services, Executive Manager Ė Open Space & Urban Services, Executive Manager Ė Human Services, Director Ė Major Projects, Manager Ė Strategic Planning and Governance Officer.

 

Election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor

220

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Brooks-Horn that Council conduct the Election for Mayor and Deputy Mayor for the period September 2012 to September 2013 by show of hands.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

ELECTION OF MAYOR FOR 2012/13

Councilís General Manager advised that two (2) nominations were received for the position of Mayor for the next twelve months being Councillors Bennison and Palmer.

Councilís General Manager asked those in favour of Councillor Bennison to raise their hand, those in favour were Councillors Gold, Cheung, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Hutchens, and Karpin (Total 6).†

Councilís General Manager asked those in favour of Councillor Palmer to raise their hand, those in favour were Councillors Strassberg and Palmer (Total 2).

Councilís General Manager declared Councillor Bennison elected as Mayor for the next 12 months.

 

ELECTION OF DEPUTY MAYOR FOR 2012/13

Councilís General Manager advised that two (2) nominations were received for the position of Deputy Mayor for the next twelve months being Councillors Brooks-Horn and Strassberg.

Councilís General Manager asked those in favour of Councillor Brooks-Horn to raise their hand, those in favour were Councillors Gold, Cheung, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Hutchens, and Karpin (Total 6).

Councilís General Manager asked those in favour of Councillor Strassberg to raise their hand, those in favour were Councillors Strassberg and Palmer (Total 2).

Councilís General Manager declared Councillor Brooks-Horn elected as Deputy Mayor for the next 12 months.†††††††††††††††

 

Adjournment

221

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that the meeting be adjourned for 15 minutes.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

RESUMPTION

222

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Bennison that meeting be resumed.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST: Nil

APOLOGIES

Apologies were received on behalf of Councillor Brent.

223

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Strassberg that the apology be accepted and leave of absence be granted.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

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

WEBCASTING OF COUNCIL MEETING

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

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

The Mayor gave an acknowledgement of Country.

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

224

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Gold 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, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

PUBLIC FORUM

Margaret Campbell, congratulating Councillor Bennison on his appointment as Mayor, commenting on Aboriginal awareness in the area and expressing interest in working with Council to improve Aboriginal cultural awareness and provide opportunities for trade with Aboriginal owned and run businesses and suppliers.

 

Liz Moulders, 5 Taylors Lane Lane Cove, expressing concerns for proposed planning changes and the proposed LEP amendments for the Longueville / Epping Rd precinct.


 

Corinne Fagueret, 2/4 Austin Crescent Lane Cove, congratulating Councillors on their appointment to Council and the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, suggesting amendments to the recommendation outlined in the Notice of Motion regarding Councilís response to the Green Paper and expressing concerns regarding the proposals outlined in the Green Paper and the NSW Planning Review.†

 

Tom Lawson, 18 Victoria Street Greenwich, congratulating Councillors on their appointment to Council, objecting to the process outlined in the recommendation of the Notice of Motion regarding Councilís response to the Green Paper, requesting that all Councillors be included in the process of developing a submission to the State Government.

 

Bill Henningham, 129 Riverview Street Riverview, congratulating Councillors on their appointment to Council and the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, supporting planning reform and stressing the importance of ensuring community involvement in the environmental planning and assessment process, and supporting the effective involvement of all Councillors in the preparation and finalisation of a submission to the State Government.

 

Pierre Masse, 1/506-512 Pacific Highway Lane Cove North, congratulating Councillors on their appointment to Council, expressing concerns regarding the recommendation outlined in the Notice of Motion about Councilís response to the Green Paper, and urging Council to amended this recommendation.

 

Ron Gornall, 2 Mafeking Avenue Lane Cove, expressing concerns regarding the proposals outlined in the Green Paper including the process of community consultation and involvement in strategic planning, development control and development assessment, supporting the involvement of all Councillors, and Councilís Planning Department, in the preparation and finalisation of a submission to the State Government and congratulating Councillors on their appointment to Council.

 

Penelope Bowyer-Pont, 10/18-20 Landers Road Lane Cove, congratulating Councillors on their appointment to Council and expressing concerns regarding the Green Paper including the overall lack of community awareness about the planning review, limiting opportunities for the community to make submissions on individual development applications, the absence of provisions for ecologically sustainable development and climate action, and the papers heavy focus on economic development over community wellbeing.

 

Sjirk Bangma, 16 Kullah Parade Lane Cove, expressing concerns regarding the Green Paper including its insufficient emphasis on ecological sustainability and focus on economic development and highlighting the importance of community involvement in all stages of the planning and development process.

 

Susan OíNeill, 1 Nundah Street Lane Cove, congratulating Councillors on their appointment to Council and expressing concerns regarding the Green Paper including areas such as ecological / environmental provisions, community consultation, independent assessors, and the over emphasis on economic development and expressing concerns regarding the recommendation outlined in the Notice of Motion about Councilís response to the Green Paper, requesting that all Councillors be included in developing and finalising a submission.

 

Frances Vissel, on behalf of the Stringybark Creek Residents Association, congratulating Councillors on their appointment and the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, supporting the flying of the Aboriginal Flag in the Council Chambers, expressing concerns regarding the Green Paper, and recommending that all Councillors be included in the development and finalisation of Councilís submission to the State Government.


 

June Hefferan, 33 Parklands Avenue Lane Cove, on behalf of Lane Cove North Residents Association expressing concerns regarding the Green Paper including the need for ecologically sustainable development, the community consultation process and provisions for code assessment.

 

Andrew Fisher, Taleeban Road Riverview, congratulating Councillors on their appointment and the Mayor and Deputy Mayor and expressing concerns regarding the Green Paper and the onus it places on the community to make submissions directly to the State Government and requesting that Council ensure the concerns raised by the community are included in Councilís submission.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

225

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that Standing Orders be resumed.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Notices of Motion

 

Councilís response to the NSW Government's Green Paper ĎA New Planning System for New South Walesí

 

MOTION

A Motion was moved by Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that:-

1.††† A draft of Councilís response to the NSW Government's Green Paper ĎA New Planning System for New South Walesí is to be provided to the Mayor and Deputy-Mayor by Friday 28 September;

2.††† Councillors are invited to provide input to the Mayor as to the content of Councilís response;

3.††† Such input should be provided prior to Friday 28 September to allow time for it to be properly considered;

4.††† The final version of Council's response will require Mayoral approval before being submitted to the NSW Government; and

5.††† A copy of the final submission will be circulated to Councillors when submitted.

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

MOTION

A Motion was moved by Councillors Palmer and Strassberg that Council suspend Standing Orders.

 

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer and Strassberg (Total 2).

Against the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens and Karpin (Total 6).

 

AMENDMENT

An Amendment was moved by Councillors Palmer and Strassberg that:-

1.      A draft of Councilís response to the NSW Government's Green Paper ĎA New Planning System for New South Walesí is to be provided to the public and all Councillors by Friday 28 September;

2.      Councillors are invited to provide input to the Mayor as to the content of Councilís response;

3.      Such input should be provided prior to Tuesday 2 October to allow time for it to be properly considered; and

4.      Council hold a workshop on Tuesday 2 October for Councillors to discuss Councilís submission.

 

Extension of Time

226

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Hutchens that Councillor Palmer be granted an extension of 1 minute.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

FORESHADOWED MOTION

A Foreshadowed Motion was moved by Councillors Palmer and Strassberg that Council:

1.      Submit a response to the NSW Governmentís Green Paper ďA New Planning System for NSWĒ.

2.      Write to the Minister and suggest that Lane Cove be showcased as an example of best practice on the consultation and implementation of its LEP.

 

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer and Strassberg (Total 2).

Against the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens and Karpin (Total 6).

 

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer and Strassberg (Total 2).

Against the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens and Karpin (Total 6).

227

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens and Karpin (Total 6).

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


Officer Reports for Determination

 

Tender for Replacement Lift at Lane Cove Aquatic Centre

228

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

1.      The tender for the provision of the Replacement of the Lift at the Lane Cove Aquatic Centre be awarded to Kone for an amount of $342,716 (incl. GST) subject to confirmation that grant funding from the Federal Government Department of Families, Housing, community Services and Indigenous Affairs will still be available until completion of the project.

2.      The General Manager be authorised to enter into a contract with them.†

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Matter Arising

Councilís response to the NSW Government's Green Paper ĎA New Planning System for New South Walesí

229

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Bennison that Council write to the Minister and suggest that Lane Cove be showcased as an example of best practice on the consultation and implementation of its LEP.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Annual Financial Statements for 2011/2012† - Referral for Audit

230

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

1.††† In respect to Council's General Purpose Financial Reports the following statement be provided for signature by the Mayor, one other Councillor, the General Manager and the Responsible Accounting Officer:-

GENERAL PURPOSE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2012

Statement by Councillors and Management made pursuant to section 413 (2)(C) of the Local Government Act 1993 (as amended).

The attached General Purpose Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2012, have been drawn up in accordance with:-

∑†††† the Local Government Act 1993 (as amended) and the Regulations made thereunder;

∑†††† the Australian Accounting Standards and professional pronouncements;

∑†††† the Local Government Code of Accounting Practice and Financial Reporting;†††††††

To the best of our knowledge and belief, this Report:-

∑†††† presents fairly the Council's operating result and financial position for the year; and

∑†††† accords with Councilís accounting and other records.

We are not aware of matter that would render this Report false or misleading in any way.

2.††† In respect to Council's Special Purpose Financial Reports, the following statement be provided for signature by the Mayor, one other Councillor, the General Manager and the Responsible Accounting Officer:-

SPECIAL PURPOSE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS† FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2012

Statement by Councillors and Management made pursuant to the Local Government Code of Accounting Practice and Financial Reporting.

The attached Special Purpose Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2012, have been drawn up in accordance with:-

∑†††† NSW Government Policy Statement "Application of National Competition Policy to Local Government"; and

∑†††† Department of Local Government guidelines "Pricing & Costing for Council Businesses: Guide to Competitive Neutrality".

∑†††† The Local Government Code of Accounting Practice and Financial Reporting

To the best of our knowledge and belief, these Reports:-

∑†††† present fairly the Council's operating result and financial position for each of Councilís declared Business Activities for the year; and

∑†††† accord with Councilís Accounting and other records.

We are not aware of any matter that is false or misleading in any way.

3.††† Council's Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2012 be referred for audit by Councilís Auditors.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 8:48pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 15 October 2012, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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