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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

16 September 2013, 6:40pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


Ordinary Council 16 September 2013

Minutes

 

PRESENT: Councillor S. Bennison (Chair), Councillor K. Brent, 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.

 

CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS

Pursuant to section 10A(4), the public were invited to make representations to the council meeting before any part of the meeting is closed, as to whether that part of the meeting should be closed to consider:

 

Performance Review of the General Manager

It is recommended that the Council close so much of the meeting to the public as provided for under Section 10A(2) (a) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the matter will involve the discussion of personnel matters concerning a particular individual; it further being considered that discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to public interest by reason of the foregoing and† the report contains detailed information about the performance of a staff member.

 

No members of the public made representations.

 

CLOSED COMMITTEE

211

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

1. †† Resolve into Closed Committee to consider the business identified above.

2.††† Pursuant to section 10A(1)-(3) of the Local Government Act 1993, the media and public be excluded from the meeting on the basis that the business to be considered is classified confidential under the provisions of section 10A(2) as outlined above.

3.††† The correspondence and reports relevant to the subject business be withheld from access to the media and public as required by section 11(2) of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Closed Committee commenced at 6:40pm.† The staff, public and media left the chamber.

 

Open Council resumed at 7:08pm.† The staff, public and media were invited into the chamber.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

The Mayor gave an acknowledgement of Country.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST: Nil

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

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

 


WEBCASTING OF COUNCIL MEETING

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

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

212

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn 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, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

PUBLIC FORUM

Brian Larking, President of the Northwood Action Group, opposing the Northwood Centre Planning Proposal, highlighting concerns raised at the recent Northwood Action Group public meeting including height, size, scale, traffic etc and requesting Council not proceed with the zoning amendments to the LEP and the Planning Proposal.

Roger Selby of Longueville, expressing concerns regarding the Traffix letter, ĎAssessment of the Traffic Impacts on Residential Amenityí, provided as part of the Northwood Centre Planning Proposal community consultation.

Michael Guthrie of Northwood, objecting to the Northwood Centre Planning Proposal expressing concerns including bulk and scale, traffic, inconsistency with the character of the area and lack of community benefits and requesting Council not amend the 2009 LEP.

Shane Geha, Executive Director of EG Property Group, supporting the Northwood Centre Planning Proposal citing the benefits envisaged including increased parking, contributing to new architecture and provision of new housing options and shopping facilities, opening up of the public bushland and minimal impact on traffic in the area.

Bill McLaughlin of Northwood, opposed to the Northwood Centre Planning Proposal, recommending sensible and sensitive development which is consistent with the current controls for the area, and requesting Council reject the proposal and urge the NSW Government to do the same.

Doug Stuart of Longueville, opposing the Northwood Centre Planning Proposal and urging Council to consider community submissions in making a decision on the proposal and in considering what is appropriate development for the site.

Alan Skinner of Longueville, expressing concerns regarding the potential effects the Northwood Centre Planning Proposal may have on the area and the community into the future.

Jan McCredie of Northwood, in support of the Northwood Centre Planning Proposal, addressing zoning and design principles for the site and the foreseeable benefits of developing this site to accommodate shopping facilities and new housing options for those in the community.

Don Murchison of Greenwich and Chair of the Lane Cove Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) in support of the further development of bicycle infrastructure as recommended in the Lane Cove Bicycle Plan Review.

Angelo Candalepas, architect for the Northwood Centre Planning Proposal, supporting the proposal and stipulating that the design seeks an appropriate use of the space that is consistent with the urban and natural landscape and provides quality amenities for the area.

Tom Lawson of Greenwich requesting a status update on the progress of the Planning White Paper and the submissions made by Council to the State Government on the matter, expressing concerns with the current draft of the Planning Bill, and requesting Council support the motion that calls for amending the Bill based on the major points of concern raised in public submissions.

Guy Hallowes of Lane Cove North, objecting to the planning reforms set out in the Planning Bill.

Judy Selby of Longueville, objecting to the size and scale of the Northwood Centre Planning Proposal and requesting the current zoning be maintained.

Susan Loane of Lane Cove supporting the Lane Cove Bicycle Plan Review and the proposed increase in dedicated cycling infrastructure and tabling some images supporting the feasibility of †low impact cycling paths through bushland.

John May of Greenwich supporting the amendment of the draft Planning Bill to make it more acceptable to the community.

Kylie Bryden-Smith, on behalf of the Better Planning Network, supporting the motion to write to the Premier sighting the major points of concerns raised in submissions on the draft Planning Bill.

Ron Gornall of Lane Cove, expressing concerns with the current draft Planning Bill and urging Council to write to the State Government requesting amendments on behalf of the community.

Graham Pindar, Director of Traffix, regarding traffic implications of the Northwood Centre Planning Proposal stipulating the proposed development would be a low traffic generating development.

Councillor Palmer left the meeting, at 8:12pm.

Councillor Hutchens left the meeting at 8:13pm

Councillor Palmer returned to the meeting at 8:13pm

Councillor Brooks-Horn left the meeting at 8:14pm

Reg Mui, on behalf of the Lane Cove West Residents Association, opposed to the current draft of the Planning Bill and supporting Council writing to the Premier to express these community concerns.

Councillor Hutchens returned to the meeting at 8:15pm.

Councillor Brooks-Horn returned to the meeting at 8:16pm.

John Travers, from Travers Bushfire and Ecology, regarding the Northwood Centre Planning Proposal specifically the proposed asset protection zones, bush fire safety concerns, weed removal to accommodate greater use of the bushland for recreation.

Nila Oreb of Northwood, in support of the Northwood Centre Planning Proposal.

Jennifer Schneller of Northwood, expressing concerns regarding the Northwood Centre Planning Proposal.

Jayne Whitford of Northwood, expressing concerns regarding the current draft of the Planning Bill and urging Council to write to the Premier requesting the Bill be amended.

Ian Longbottom of Lane Cove West supporting the Northwood Centre Planning Proposal and the revitalisation of the area.

Ian Smith of Northwood, opposed to the Northwood Centre Planning Proposal suggesting a more reasonable and appropriate development opportunity should be pursued when it becomes available in the future.

 

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

213

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

PROCEDURAL MOTION

214

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that Northwood Centre Planning Proposal Ė Request for Determination be brought forward and dealt with as the next item.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Northwood Centre Planning Proposal - Request for determination

215

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Cheong and Hutchens that Council:-

  1. Notes, having engaged in extensive consultation, including holding two information sessions where the proponent was available to explain their vision for the site, the over whelming objection by the community (93% of 463 submissions) to the proposal.
  2. Not proceed with Planning Proposal 14 for 4 Ė 18 Northwood Road, 274 and 274A Longueville Road for the following reasons:-

a.       The scale is excessive in terms of the proposed height of 18 metres and FSR of 2.25:1.† Such scale is an undesirable precedent, which is of a scale greater than the Lane Cove Village, Councilís main retail precinct and is not consistent with a Neighbourhood Centre zoning.

b.       The scale of development would result in an unacceptable increase and change in traffic conditions, including the inclusion of a Roundabout on River Road rather than traffic signals, and more generally to the surrounding and adjoining residential precinct.

c.        The scale is not justifiable on economic grounds based on Councilís independent economic advice.

d.       The lack of any substantial public benefit if Council were to consider a partial placement of the bush fire prone lands Asset Protection Zone (APZ) on public land.

e.       Council has already met its residential and jobs targets under the Metropolitan Strategy, within the existing LEP 2009.

f.         There are no public benefits from the proposal to justify the scale of the development.

3.†††††††† Review the land use controls and options for this precinct as part of the next review of the LEP 2009.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor Brent left the meeting at 8:40pm.

 

Procedural Motion

216

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that the Mayoral Minutes be brought forward and dealt with as the next items.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Absent was Councillor Brent (Total 1).

 

Councillor Brent returned to the meeting at 8:41pm.

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

Councillor Cheong left the meeting at 8:47pm

 

Lane Cove Charity

217

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Bennison that the General Manager, in consultation with Councillor Bennison:-

1.††† Prepare a brief and a draft constitution for Council to consider as part of the request to the Minister to operate this charity through a separate legal entity.

2.††† Prepare and lodge a request for a private ruling with the Australian Tax Office to confirm Lane Cove Councilís eligibility of Deductible Gift Recipient status and that Council is able to make donations to local not-for profits.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Absent was Councillor Cheong (Total 1).

 

Building Fund

218

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Bennison that:-

1.††† The General Manager identify possible projects from the capital works program that would qualify under the Deductible Gift Recipient rules;

2.††† The General Manager in consultation with Councillor Bennison prepare a brief for Council to consider on how this program would work; and

3.††† The General Manager in consultation with Councillor Bennison prepare and lodge a request for a private ruling with the Australian Tax Office to confirm Councilís eligibility to establish a building fund and confirm that on what conditions rate payers would be eligible for a tax deduction.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Absent was Councillor Cheong (Total 1).

 

Councillor Cheong returned to the meeting at 8:49pm.


 



Industry Based Superannuation Schemes

219

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Bennison that:-

1.††† A letter of congratulations be sent to Mr Hockey MP and Mr Fletcher MP on their election success; and

2.††† Council send a copy of our letter dated 15 December 2011 to Mr Hockey MP and Mr Fletcher MP for their consideration.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Aboriginal Advisory Committee Invitation

220

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison that a letter of congratulations be sent to Mr Abbott (MP) on his election as Prime Minister of Australia and Council request a meeting with him and/or Mr Warren Mundine, with Councilís Aboriginal Advisory Committee.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Procedural Motion

221

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that the Mayoral election be brought forward.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

222

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that Standing Orders be suspended to allow the Mayor to address Council.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

223

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Procedures for Election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor and Councillor Representation on Council Committees for 2013-14

224

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

1.††† Council conduct the Election for Mayor and Deputy Mayor for the period September 2013 to September 2014 by show of hands.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

ELECTION OF MAYOR FOR 2013/14

Councilís General Manager advised that two (2) nominations were received for the position of Mayor for the next twelve (12) months being Councillors Brooks-Horn and Brent.

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

Councilís General Manager asked those in favour of Councillor Brent to raise their hand, those in favour were Councillors Strassberg, Brent and Palmer (Total 3).†

Councilís General Manager declared Councillor Brooks-Horn elected as Mayor for the next twelve (12) months.

 

ELECTION OF DEPUTY MAYOR FOR 2013/14

Councilís General Manager advised that two (2) nominations were received for the position of Deputy Mayor for the next twelve (12) months being Councillors Cheong and Strassberg.

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

Councilís General Manager asked those in favour of Councillor Strassberg to raise their hand, those in favour were Councillors Strassberg, Brent and Palmer (Total 3).†

Councilís General Manager declared Councillor Cheong elected as Deputy Mayor for the next twelve (12) months.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

225

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Bennison that Standing Orders be suspended to allow the newly elected Mayor to address Council.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

226

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Procedural Motion

227

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Palmer that Planning Bill be brought forward and dealt with as the next item.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Planning Bill

 

MOTION

A Motion was moved by Councillors Palmer and Strassberg that:-

1.††† Council write to the Premier for New South Wales, The Hon. Barry O'Farrell MP, requesting his commitment to amendments to the Planning Bill 2013 Exposure Draft, citing the major points of concern raised in Councilís and Local Government NSWís previous submissions on the Planning Legislation.

2.††† Council write to Local Government NSW supporting the actions they have taken to date and requesting that the Chief Executive of LGNSW continue to make representations to the Premier and the Minister recommending that the Planning Bill not be passed by Parliament until extensive rewriting and consultation with councils, community groups, the ICAC and the Law Society has occurred.

3.††† A copy of the letters be forwarded to the Member for Lane Cove and to NSROC member councils for their information.

 

Upon being put to the meeting the motion was lost.

 

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

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

 

Matter Arising

MEETING WITH THE Planning MINISTER

228

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Gold that Councilís concerns regarding the Planning Bill 2013 Exposure Draft be reiterated at the meeting with the Planning Minister to be held on19 September 2013 and Councillors be advised of the outcome of the meeting.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Procedural Motion

229

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Strassberg that the Bike Plan brought forward and dealt with as the next item.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Review of Lane Cove Bicycle Plan

 

MOTION

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

1.††† Place the Draft Lane Cove Bicycle Plan 2013 including all the recommended routes be put on public exhibition for 6 weeks in accordance with the consultation strategy outlined in this report;

2.††† Receive a further report following the exhibition period to consider the results of the community consultation.

 

FORESHADOWED MOTION

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

1.††† Routes 5, 9, 11, 12 and 13 be included in the Draft Lane Cove Bicycle Plan 2013 be exhibited;

2.††† Council† place the Draft Lane Cove Bicycle Plan 2013 on public exhibition for 6 weeks in accordance with the consultation strategy outlined in this report; and

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

230

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

 

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

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

 

The Foreshadowed Motion lapsed.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 19 AUGUST 2013

231

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Hutchens that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 19 August 2013 be received and confirmed.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Confidential Items

 

The General Manger read the recommendations of the Item/s considered in Closed Committee prior to Councilís consideration:

 

Performance Review of the General Manager

232

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Bennison that Council endorse the recommendations put forward in Closed Committee.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Procedures for Election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor and Councillor Representation on Council Committees for 2013-14 (cont.)

233

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

3.††† Councillor representation on Advisory and External Committees for 2013-14 be as follows, with it being noted that the Mayor is an ex-officio on all Council Advisory Committees.

 

Committee

Representation

Aboriginal Advisory Committee

Councillors Bennison and Karpin

Bushland Management Advisory Committee

Councillor Strassberg

Cameraygal Festival Committee

Councillor Bennison and† Palmer with Councillor Strassberg as an alternate

Carisbrook Advisory Committee

Councillor Hutchens

Centrehouse Management Committee

Councillors Brent and Gold

Council Selection Committee

All Councillors

Internal Audit Committee

Councillor Karpin

Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP)

Councillor Cheong with Councillor Brooks-Horn as an alternate

Kindy Cove Management Advisory Committee

Councillor Brent

Lane Cove Access Committee

Councillors Karpin and Palmer

Lane Cove and North Side Community Services Board of Directors

Councillors Brooks-Horn and Hutchens

Lane Cove Bicycle Advisory Committee

Councillor Gold

Lane Cove Cultural Advisory Committee

Councillors Brent, Cheong and Hutchens

Lane Cove Historical Society

Councillor Palmer

Lane Cove Public Art Advisory Committee

Councillor Bennison and Brent

Lane Cove Recreation Precinct Liaison Advisory Committee

Councillors Brooks-Horn, Cheong and Karpin

Lane Cove Retirement Units Association Ltd Board

Councillors Hutchens and Karpin

Marjorie Propsting Memorial Library Consultative Forum

Councillor Karpin and Palmer

Metro Pool/UIP Boards

Councillor Karpin with Councillor Strassberg as an alternate

Mowbray Precinct Working Party

All West Ward Councillors

Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils - (NSROC)

Councillor Brooks-Horn and Bennison with Councillors Cheong and Karpin as alternates.

NSW Metropolitan Public Libraries Association (Inc.)

Councillor Karpin with Councillor Palmer as an alternate

Publications Editorial TaskForce

Councillors Bennison, Brent and Hutchens

Rosenthal Car Park Working Party††††

Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn and Cheong

Shell Consultative Committee

All East Ward Councillors

Shorelink Committee

Councillor Karpin with Councillor Palmer as an alternate

 

Committee

Representation

Sustainability Advisory Committee

Councillors Cheong, Gold and Strassberg


Willoughby/Ryde/Hunters Hill/Lane Cove District Bushfire Committee

Councillor Palmer


 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Councillor Hutchens left the meeting at 9:56pm.

234

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

4.††† It be noted that any available Councillor may attend Internal Advisory Committee Meetings;

5.††† Council authorise all Councillor representatives on Internal Advisory Committees to arrange an alternate as required;

6.††† Advisory Committee Charters be amended where necessary to reflect Councillor Representation;

7.††† Council dissolve the Aboriginal Art Exhibition Taskforce and Aboriginal Education Working Party;

8.††† Council conduct an Annual Literary Festival commencing in 2014, with the following committee to propose the details of the Festival to the December Meeting of Council being Councillors Karpin, Hutchens and Brent and relevant Council staff as nominated by the General Manager; and

9. †† Having regard to the current meeting schedule Council write to the Lane Cove Occasional Care Committee to ascertain whether it is necessary for a Councillor representative to be appointed at this time.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Absent was Councillor Hutchens(Total 1).

 

Officer Reports for Determination

 

Marshall Precinct Draft DCP Finalisation

235

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Strassberg that:-

1.††† Council adopt the amended Development Control Plan for the Marshall Precinct, as shown attached as AT-3, appropriately edited following the Council meeting;

2.††† The Development Control Plan come into force by newspaper advertisement as soon as practical after the Planning Proposal for the Marshall Avenue Block is notified (gazetted) by the Department of Planning and Infrastructure; and

3.††† The people who made submission on the draft DCP be thanked for their input and advised of Councilís decision.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Absent was Councillor Hutchens(Total 1).

 

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

 

Section 94 Contributions Plan Finalisation

236

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Gold that Council finalise the Works Schedule for the Section 94 Contributions Plan shown attached as AT-1.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Draft DCP Amendment - Car Parking for Restaurants Finalisation

237

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

1.††† Adopt Development Control Plan Draft Amendment Ė Car Parking for Restaurants, as exhibited, attached as AT-1, to align car parking requirements for cafes/restaurants with parking rates for retail/commercial uses, being 1 space per 40m2 gross floor area.

2.††† Advertise the adoption of DCP Amendment Ė Car Parking for Restaurants in a local newspaper.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Review of Community Representatives on Council's Advisory Committees

238

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

1.††† Remove community representatives of an Advisory Committee where they have missed three (3) consecutive meetings or missed 50% of the total number of meetings during a Council year (i.e. September to August), without giving acceptable reasons.

2.††† The attendance condition outlined above be included in the Advisory Committee Nomination Form and the Advisory Committee Charters.

3.††† Subject to the completion of the relevant nomination forms, the following appointments be made to the:-

      Cameraygal Committee - Michelle Dickson with Natalie Ahmat as her alternate; and

      Bushland Management Advisory Committee (BMAC) Ė Constance Chatfield.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 20 August 2013

239

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Bennison that Council adopt the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting held on Tuesday, 20 August 2013.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Matter Arising

GREENWICH TRAFFIC STUDY

240

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Karpin and Brooks-Horn that Council undertake a traffic study as a matter of urgency of the Innes Rd, Nield Ave, Wisdom Rd, Kingslangely Rd and Greenwich Rd Precinct to address the current traffic issues caused by adjacent development in the Willoughby Council area.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Matter Arising

WEEKEND PARKING ON BURNS BAY ROAD IN THE LANE COVE VILLAGE

241

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Hutchens that a report be submitted to Council giving consideration to options for weekend on street parking on Burns Bay Rd in the Lane Cove Village including the possibility of extending weekday parking restrictions to apply on weekends or dedicated seniors parking.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Amendment of Alcohol Free Zones for Special Events

242

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

1.††† Pursuant to Section 632A and Section 644 of the Local Government Act, 1993 Council endorse and advertise the proposal to declare the areas shown on the map attached as AT-2 and Alcohol Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas for the 4, 5 and 6 October 2013;

2.††† Pursuant to Section 632A and Section 644 of the Local Government Act, 1993 Council endorse and advertise the proposal to declare the areas shown on the map attached as AT-2 Alcohol Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas for future Special Events; and

3.††† Council delegate to the General Manager and the Mayor the power to activate existing Alcohol Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas for future Special Events where requested by the Local Area Command.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Annual Financial Statements for 2012/2013† - Referral for Audit

243

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Karpin 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 2013

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 2013, 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 2013

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 2013, have been drawn up in accordance with:-

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

∑†††† Division of Local Government guidelines "Pricing & Costing for Council Businesses: Guide to Competitive Neutrality"; and

∑†††† 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 2013 be referred for audit by Councilís external Auditors.

4.     Council staff be congratulated on the very positive operating result achieved through sound financial management.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Officer Reports for Information

 

Sister City Visit from Huzhou City, China

244

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Karpin and Gold that Council receive and note the report.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Meeting House Development - Final Report

245

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Strassberg that Council receive and note the report and relevant staff be congratulated on the positive financial outcome.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Council Snapshot Report

246

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Gold that Council receive and note the report.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 10:32pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 21 October 2013, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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