Late Agenda

Ordinary Council Meeting

19 November 2012

The meeting commences at 6.30pm. If members of the public are

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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 19 November 2012 commencing at 7:00pm. The business to be transacted at the meeting is included in this business paper.


Yours faithfully





Craig Wrightson

General Manager


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The Council meeting is chaired by the Mayor, Councillor Scott Bennison. 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.


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.


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Ordinary Council 19 November 2012



Mayoral Minutes


1A.††† Standard Condition For Excavations







Ordinary Council Meeting 19 November 2012

Standard Condition For Excavations



Subject:††††††††† Standard Condition For Excavations††

Record No:††† SU3474 - 59159/12

Division:†††††††† Lane Cove Council

Author(s):††††† Councillor Scott Bennison†



Executive Summary


Recently Council staff have noted a number of builders on construction sites attempting to excavate foundations and existing site ground levels in excess of the issued development approval.


I have requested that staff investigate and take appropriate actions against any unauthorised excavation of site ground levels in excess of that approved by a development consent.


I have also requested staff to draft an additional standard condition to be imposed on all development that restricts excessive excavation not approved by Council.


Such draft condition should be guided by, but not be limited to, a draft standard condition that limits on-site excavation to only that necessary to construct structures approved by Council.






That Council impose a condition on all development consents limiting excavation to what is approved.







Councillor Scott Bennison





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