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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

3 December 2012, 7:00pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


Ordinary Council 3 December 2012

Minutes

 

PRESENT: Councillor S. Bennison (Chair), Councillor K. Brent, Councillor D. Brooks-Horn, Councillor M. Gold, Councillor D. Hutchens, Councillor D. Karpin, Councillor P. Palmer, and Councillor D. Strassberg.

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

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST: Nil

APOLOGIES 

Apologies were received on behalf of Councillor Cheong.

323

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Hutchens that the apology be accepted and leave of absence be granted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

The Mayor gave an acknowledgement of Country.

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

The meeting was opened with a prayer by Rev. Geoff Leader of St Aidan’s Anglican Church, Longueville.

WEBCASTING OF COUNCIL MEETING

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

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

324

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison 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 (3) minutes.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

PUBLIC FORUM

Diana Hallowes of Lane Cove North supporting the finalisation of DCP Amendment 4 and the inclusion of a provision which will require that the Asset Protection Zones be measured from the southern kerb near Batten Reserve and not include the Council land between Batten Reserve and requesting Council to actively enforce the controls outlined in the DCP and LEP.

 

Peter Morse of Lane Cove opposed to rezoning 5 Allison Ave, Lane Cove from R4 to R2 citing impacts to amenity, access and property value.

 

Shauna Chadlowe of Chatswood on behalf of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) in support of the establishment of Wildlife Protection Areas in Lane Cove Reserves.

 

Tracy Marsh of Lane Cove North supporting the establishment of Wildlife Protection Areas in Lane Cove Reserves citing the threats cats pose to native wildlife.

 

Steph Croft on behalf of Willoughby Girls High P&C and the president of the Greenwich Public School P&C in support of Council’s recommendation regarding overcrowding in public schools and commenting on the impacts of this overcrowding on schools in the area.

 

Matthew Ralph of Lane Cove on behalf of Lane Cove Public School P&C in support of Council’s recommendation regarding overcrowding in public schools and highlighting the impact this has on the school and other schools in the area.

 

Liz Bennett of Lane Cove North expressing concerns regarding Planning Proposal 7/2011: Building Scale in the Pacific Hwy / Longueville Rd Precinct including the community consultation process, impacts of increased density including parking availability, pressure on infrastructure and overcrowding issues, and potential impacts to heritage properties in the precinct.

 

Ron Gornall of Lane Cove, on behalf of the Lane Cove Bushland and Conservation Society in support of the establishment of Wildlife Protection Areas in Lane Cove Reserves and cat trapping in these areas.

 

Councillor Brent left the meeting at 7:26pm.

 

Noel Liebke, on behalf of Simon Liebke of Lane Cove, opposed to the proposed reduction in FSR to 2:1 for Longueville Road as stipulated in Planning Proposal 7/2011 citing it would be not be viable for development, suggesting a FSR of 3:1 is more realistic for this area and recommending consideration of at least a 2.5:1 FSR.

 

Councillor Brent returned to the meeting at 7:30pm

 

Robina Bonwick on behalf of Lane Cove West Public School P&C in support of Council’s recommendation regarding overcrowding in public schools and highlighting the effects that this has had on the school so far.  

 

Ian Butters of Northwood, requesting Council defer the matter of the Lane Cove Country Club Lease suggesting further time is required to reach a consensus on issues including the lease term and compensation for relocation costs and temporary accommodation rental.

 

Bill Edmondson of Lane Cove expressing concerns regarding the Lane Cove Country Club Lease including the proposed term of the lease and requesting that Council defer the matter.

 

Richard Biggs of Lane Cove endorsing the comments of the previous 2 speakers and requesting that Council defer the matter of the Lane Cove Country Club Lease.

 

Frances Vissel of Lane Cove North on behalf of the Stringybark Creek Residents Association supporting the establishment of Wildlife Protection Areas in Lane Cove Reserves and supporting the adoption of DCP Amendment 4 regarding the Mowbray Precinct, suggesting the following elements also be taken into account - building widths, stormwater management issues and Asset Protection Zones in the precinct.

 

Shane Geha on behalf of the proponent for the Northwood Centre LEP Planning Proposal in support of the proposed redevelopment of the area.

 

Doug Stuart of Longueville commenting on the Northwood Centre LEP Planning Proposal, querying whether proposed B1 zoning is appropriate and highlighting concerns regarding Asset Protection Zone requirements for the proposed development  and supporting the establishment of Wildlife Protection Areas in Lane Cove Reserves.

 


Julian Ayer of Lane Cove, opposed to Planning Proposal 7/2011: Building Scale – Pacific Hwy / Longueville Rd Precinct citing potential impacts including views, privacy, street parking, traffic flows, land instability and urging Council to address these matters now as opposed to at the DA stage.

 

Paul Hammett of Lane Cove North supporting the comments made by previous speaker Noel Liebke and in favour of development and a further increase in density for the Pacific Hwy / Longueville Rd corridor.

 

Brian Larking of Northwood, on behalf of the Northwood Action Group, expressing concerns regarding the Planning Proposal for the Northwood Centre including potential impacts of increased traffic and parking demand and requesting the matter be deferred.

 

David Finney of Northwood opposed to the Northwood Centre LEP Planning Proposal expressing concerns regarding the suitability of the site for the proposed development and traffic implications as outlined by the previous speaker.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

325

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 19 NOVEMBER 2012

326

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Palmer that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 19 November 2012 be received

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

327

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Bennison and Brooks-Horn that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 19 November 2012 be confirmed subject to amending the voting for Minute No. 298 to reflect the opposite.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Procedural Motion

328

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that Item No 3. “Overcrowding in Lane Cove Public Schools” be brought forward and dealt with as the next item.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

OverCrowding Lane Cove Public Schools

329

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Palmer that Council support the initiatives being put forward by Willoughby City Council in regards to the overcrowding in Lane Cove Public Schools by:-

1.      Making representations to the Premier, Minister for Planning, Minister for Education and local State Members of Parliament seeking:-

a)    Emergency major capital works funding for needed buildings for our local schools;

b)    Public school capacity to be included as ‘essential infrastructure’ under State Planning legislation and the Sydney Metropolitan Plan;

c)    Funding for local schools in order to ensure they have the capacity to meet the Metropolitan Plan targets; and

d)    Representation on working parties established to prepare long term master plans for individual schools in Lane Cove.

2.    Forming a working party of Councillors and members of the school communities to support and work with other North Shore Councils in their negotiation with the Department of Education on the issues of education, accommodation and playground issues.

3.    Recommending to the working parties representative councils that they contribute to a study to identify:-

a)    Demand for primary / high schools in their respective areas;

b)    Identify possible sites currently owned by the State Government that could be used as primary / high schools; and

c)    Funding models to include possible joint ventures with private and public sectors.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Council Meeting Schedule 2013

330

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Brent that the Council Meeting Schedule for 2013 be adopted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

The Mayor requested the General Manager to report on the recent careers day held with aboriginal students from St Ignatius College, Riverview. 

 

The Mayor advised that the NSW Fencing Association had approached Council with a view to securing a permanent facility to accommodate the sport in the Lane Cove area.  The Executive Manager – Open Space and Urban Services then commented on the level of participation in the sport throughout the lower north shore region and potential opportunities to support the sport by providing access to a permanent facility in the area.

 

 

Notices of Motion

 

Traffic Analysis for School Drop Off / Pick-Up Zone, Lane Cove West Public School

331

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Palmer that a traffic study be undertaken around Lane Cove West Public School by Council to identify ways to improve road and pedestrian safety.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Officer Reports for Determination

 

Lane Cove Art Collection - Offer of Painting on Long Term Loan

332

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

1.    Accept the offer of the Guy Warren portrait painted by Pamela Irving and commissioned by the Lane Cove Art Society as part of the Lane Cove Art Collection on a long term loan basis.

2.    Write to the Lane Cove Art Society thanking them and accepting the offer of the painting on a long-term loan basis.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

DCP Amendment 4 - Mowbray Precinct Finalisation

333

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Brent that Council adopt as final Development Control Plan Draft Amendment 4 – Mowbray Precinct, shown attached as AT-2, to take effect as soon as is practicable after the LEP is gazetted, subject to the following amendment to the DCP:-

  • The inclusion of an additional provision being “h) The Asset Protection Zone is to be measured northwards from the kerb on the southern side of Kullah Parade/Gordon Crescent.”

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Lane Cove Country Club - Lease

334

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

1.      The General Manager prepare a Lease Agreement for the Lane Cove Country Club and submit it to the next Council Meeting, and a draft copy of the agreement be provided to the Club and Councillors by no later than 31 January 2013, based on the proposed Head of Agreement – New Lease contained in AT-1, subject to the following changes:-

a)    There will be no rent for the temporary facility;

b)    Council shall provide the Club with free access to storage for use by the Club during the construction period;

c)    Council shall provide free access to the Cove Room for the Club’s annual Awards Night and Annual General Meeting during the construction period;

d)    The Club shall not be required to vacate the temporary premises until the new facility is available for occupation; and

e)    Upon completion of the new facility, the Club will be required to move from the temporary premises into the new facility.

2.      Further, the General Manager prepare an Agreement with the Club and submit it to the next Council Meeting based on the proposed Heads of Agreement – Future Licence contained in AT-1, subject to the following changes:-

a)    Amendment to Clause 2, to read:- “The Council shall ensure the Club members are provided with access to all golf related facilities and a dedicated Board Room and Administration Office for their sole use in the any new building, at a rent that is fair, equitable and market competitive having regard to similar community facilities and in accordance with Council’s Policy C2003 – Leasing of Council Property, which provides that Leases / Licenses to a local community organisation will attract an 80% subsidy of the commercial market rental valuation for the premises.  The Council shall consult with the Club as to the design and layout of all the above facilities.” 

b)    Amendment to Clause 5, to read:-  “Both Parties acknowledge and agree that upon the opening of the new facility any new fee structure for the Block Booking Times and/or any round fee will be based on market value.  Council and the Club will negotiate in good faith on the development of a fee structure to apply once the new facility is built. Such fee shall be payable either as a Capitation or Round Fee, and will be fair, equitable and market competitive relative to Cammeray and Castle Cove Golf Courses. In the event of a disagreement on the fee structure, Golf NSW shall be called upon to nominate an appropriately qualified independent person to adjudicate.”

c)    Amendment to Clause 6, to read:-  “Both Parties acknowledge and agree that within 12 months of the opening of the new facility a review shall be undertaken of the arrangements for the timing, allocation and management of the Block Booking Rounds. Council and the Club will negotiate in good faith and having regard to the principles of equity, fairness and market competitiveness on any future block booking structure having regard to membership levels, member golf participation rates within the membership levels, such that it will provide the ability for the Club to accommodate any increase in members and the flexibility to ensure the equitable adjustment of Block Booking Times. Council agrees that access to Block Booking Times on Saturdays and Sundays shall be maintained.”

3.    All transition matters from the existing to the new facility be considered in the first instance by the new Recreation Precinct Committee.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

St Leonards South Planning Study & Community Committee

335

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

1.    Note this report; and

2.    Delegate authority to the Mayor and General Manager to approve the brief after consideration by the St Leonards Community Liaison Committee, in consultation with the East Ward Councillors, until the first Council Meeting in February 2013.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Donation of Sculpture - Greenwich

336

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

1.    Agree in principle to the donation of a sculpture from the Purdy Family to be located in the park adjacent to the Greenwich Baths.

2.    Call for nominations on the Public Art Advisory Committee.

3.    Appoint Councillors Brent and Hutchens to the Public Art Committee.

4.    Proceed with this project in the manner outlined:-

a)    Write to the family and advise that Council has agreed in principle to the donation.

b)    Arranges for further discussions to be held with the family regarding the design of the sculpture and timeframes.

c)    If the family wants to discuss the design before the Public Art Committee is established that members of the Internal Art Committee; the appointed Councillor to the Public Art Committee and the Public Art consultant meet with the family and the artist to progress this project.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

LEP Planning Proposal - Northwood Centre

337

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

1.    Council reaffirm its commitment to undertake consultation with the community at the strategic stage of the development.

2.    It be noted Council has not yet formed a view on what the community deems to be acceptable for revitalisation of the area.

3.    It be noted that the State Government’s Gateway Planning Process does not provide for a Planning Proposal to be submitted with a range of height and Floor Space Ratio (FSR) values.

4.    Having regard to the above, a Planning Proposal be submitted under the Department of Planning Gateway Process seeking a consistent Neighbourhood Centre B1 zoning across the site, with Option 1 being a maximum height of 12 metres an FSR of 1:25, with a maximum shop size of  500m2  and Option 2 being a maximum height of 18 metres and FSR of 2:25, with a maximum shop size of 1000m2.

 

5.    Should the Gateway endorse the planning proposal, Council undertake extensive community consultation to determine the appropriate height and FSR controls that includes use of Council’s 3D modelling software, to ensure the community can visualise what is proposed.

6.    It be noted that at the end of the consultation process outlined above, should Council endorse either of the options or a different specific height and FSR controls, the matter will need to be referred to the Department of Planning to obtain the Minister’s approval to vary the proposal, which may then require further community consultation.

7.    The remaining adjacent commercial property at 18 Northwood Road, be included in the planning proposal.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Matter Arising

PLANNING PROPOSAL POLICY

338

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Bennison that the General Manager prepare a policy which outlines a process for considering future major Planning Proposals, that includes the opportunity to undertake consultation with the community prior to submission to the State Government’s Gateway Planning Process.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Planning Proposal 7/2011: Building Scale - Pacific Hwy / Longueville Rd Precinct

339

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

1.    Council adopt the exhibited amendment to the Lane Cove Local Environmental Plan 2009 relating to the Pacific Hwy / Longueville Rd Precinct, subject to the following change:-

a)    Retain the R4 High Density zoning for 5 Allison Avenue.

2.    The Department of Planning and Infrastructure be requested to finalise the Planning Proposal LEP Amendments.

3.    Development Control Plan amendments be prepared in an appropriate timeframe supporting the finalisation of the LEP amendments for the subject site.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Different Degrees Theatre Ensemble

340

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

1.    Receive and note the report.

2.    Send a letter to each member of the Different Degrees Theatre Ensemble congratulating them on receiving an “Accessibility in the Arts” Award from the LGSA.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Sister Cities Policy and Chinese Art Exhibition

341

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

1.    Council endorse the Draft Sister Cities Policy dated 21 November 2012, and included as AT-1, for the purpose of public exhibition;

2.    Council place the draft policy on Public Exhibition for a period of 6 weeks in accordance with the Consultation Strategy outlined in the report; and

3.    Following the community consultation process, the matter be reported back to Council for consideration including details of any submissions received from the community.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Wildlife Protection Areas in Reserves

 

MOTION

A Motion was moved by Councillors Palmer and Brent that Council:-

1.    Endorse the Draft Policy for Wildlife Protection Areas dated 13 November 2012 for the purposes of public exhibition;

2.    Place the Draft Policy for Wildlife Protection Areas on Public Exhibition for a period of 6 weeks in accordance with the Consultation Strategy outlined in the report;

3.    Undertake a trial trapping program to determine the extent of any feral cat population in bushland reserves using sand plots and cage trapping; and

4.    Receive a further report on the establishment of Wildlife Protection Areas in Reserves following the exhibition period to consider the results of the community consultation and the trial feral cat trapping program.

 

FORESHADOWED MOTION

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

1.    The public exhibition of the Draft Policy for Wildlife Protection Areas dated 13 November 2012 be deferred;

2.    Council undertake a trial trapping program for a period of 6 months to determine the extent of any feral cat population in bushland reserves using sand plots and cage trapping; and

3.    A further report on the establishment of Wildlife Protection Areas in Reserves be received following the trial trapping program.

4.    An education program, consistent with those provided by surrounding Council areas and targeted to surrounding residents, be undertaken to inform the community regarding the trial trapping program.

 

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brent, Palmer and Strassberg (Total 3).

Against the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Gold, Hutchens and Karpin (Total 5).

 

The Foreshadowed motion became the Motion

342

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin and Bennison (Total 5).

Against the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Brent, and Strassberg (Total 3).

 

Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting held Tuesday 20 November 2012

343

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Strassberg that the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting held on 20 November 2012 be adopted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Matter of Urgency

The Mayor ruled the following to be a Matter of Urgency.

Mowbray Precinct Working Party Membership

344

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

1.       Call for expressions of interest from the public for membership to the Mowbray Precinct Working Party; and

2.       A Charter for the Working Party be developed and approved by the General Manager that includes all available Councillors.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Delegation of Authority to the General Manager and Christmas Recess Arrangements

345

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

1.    The Council pursuant to the powers of delegation conferred to it by Section 377 and Section 381 of the NSW Local Government Act, 1993, and pursuant to every other power it hereunto enabling, Lane Cove Council, hereby delegates to the holder for the time being of the office of General Manager the power to exercise all the functions, powers, duties and authorities conferred upon the Council pursuant to:-

a)     The NSW Local Government Act, 1993 and

b)     The Environmental Planning & Assessment Act, 1979; and

c)     State Emergency & Rescue Management Act 1989; and

d)     All other Acts, whatsoever under which Council has functions, powers, duties and authorities; and

e)     All regulations, by-laws, rules and the like made by, or under any other Act referred to in 1, 2, or 3 above.

Always subject to any resolution made from time to time by the said Council and provided that such delegation of powers shall not be deemed to be extended to:-

    1. Any of the matters expressly reserved to the Council in Section 377 of the Local Government Act, 1993;
    2. The alteration of the meeting cycle of Council;
    3. The overview and direction of business activities;
    4. The role of the Mayor as provided for and determined under Section 226 of the Local Government Act 1993;
    5. Major unique items where no policy, practice or code of the Council exists;
    6. Adoption of local environmental plans (other than where the relevant Minister has delegated such authority to the General Manager), development control plans and S94 contribution plans pursuant to the Environmental Planning Assessment Act 1979;
    7. Adoption of Council policies and codes;
    8. Items in respect of which the Mayor or a Councillor has specifically requested the General Manager, in writing, to place before Council for determination by Council;
    9. Items in respect of which Council has specifically resolved that they be placed before Council; and
    10. Write off debts above $1,000.

2.    Subject to the provisions of Section 377 of the Local Government Act, 1993, and point 3 below, Council appoint a Committee comprising of the Mayor and the General Manager, or in their absence a delegate of the Mayor and/or the person acting as General Manager, to deal with and determine, urgent matters arising during the Council recess until 18 February 2013, in such cases applying Council’s policies, or where no such policies exist, exercising due caution.

3.    No Section 96 or Section 82A reviews of development applications be undertaken under delegated authority in relation to any matter that has been determined by Council, the former Planning and Building Committee and the Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel.

4.    Authority be granted to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor to affix the Common Seal of Council to the Instrument of Delegation to the General Manager.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Officer Reports for Information

 

Purchase of School Camp Site at Marnie

346

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

1.    Council receive and note the report;

2.    A report come back to Council for determination following the outcome of consultation with local schools and detailed investigations regarding the purchase price and costs for refurbishing and operating the facility; and

3.    Council investigate the current zoning of the site, the size of the site, discuss with the local council regarding future plans for zoning of the site, and obtain a copy of the title of the site.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Brent, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion were Councillors Palmer (Total 1).

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 9:27pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 18 February 2012, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

 

MAYOR

 

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