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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

21 October 2013, 6:50pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


Ordinary Council 21 October 2013

Minutes

 

PRESENT: Councillor D. Brooks-Horn (Chair), Councillor S. Bennison, Councillor K. Brent, 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 – Corporate Services, Executive Manager – Environmental Services, Executive Manager – Open Space & Urban Services, Executive Manager – Human Services, Manager – 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:

 

Purchase of 69 Longueville Road from the Roads and Maritime Services

It is recommended that the Council close so much of the meeting to the public as provided for under Section 10A(2) (c) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business; 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 because the report includes price and valuation information.

 

No members of the public made representations.

 

CLOSED COMMITTEE

247

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Closed Committee commenced at 6:50pm.  The public and media left the chamber.

Open Council resumed at 7:00pm.  The public and media were invited into the chamber.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST: Nil

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

The meeting was opened with a prayer by Paster Rick Johnson Lane Cove Uniting Church.

 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

The Mayor gave an acknowledgement of Country.


WEBCASTING OF COUNCIL MEETING

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

Procedural Motion

248

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Cheong that ‘Presentation of Annual Financial Statements – Year Ended 30 June 2013’ be brought forward and dealt with as the next item.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Council’s Auditor, Mr Dennis Banicevic of PriceWaterhouseCoopers addressed Council.

 

Presentation of Annual Financial Statements - Year Ended 30 June 2013

249

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Karpin and Bennison that Council receive the Annual Financial Reports together with the Auditors Report for the Year Ended 30 June 2013.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Matter Arising

COUNCIL’S TCORP ASSESSMENT RATING

250

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that Council write to TCorp refuting the rating included in the recent TCorp assessment as it is an inaccurate view of Council’s financial position.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

251

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 Brent, Palmer, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg, Bennison and Brooks-Horn (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

PUBLIC FORUM

Sue Vasilopoulos on behalf of the Lane Cove Occasional Childcare Centre expressing concerns regarding the proposal to use part of Pottery Green as a temporary parking area including the safety of children and their families who attend the centre and traffic / parking concerns on surrounding streets.

Amanda Burian of Lane Cove opposed to the proposed use of part of Pottery Green as a temporary parking area citing concerns including potential light and air pollution, drainage issues, privacy and security / safety.

Peter Mayall of Lane Cove opposed to the proposed use of part of Pottery Green as a temporary parking area specifically the reduction of public recreation space and expressing concerns regarding the decision making process and the lack of stakeholder consultation undertaken.

Harvey Sanchez of Lane Cove inquiring about the relationship between opening up Little Street at Central Avenue to allow two way traffic and the proposal to use part of Pottery Green as a parking area.

Richard Weber of Lane Cove objecting to the lack of stakeholder consultation undertaken in regards to the proposal to use part of Pottery Green as a temporary parking area and opposed to the use of public recreational area for this purpose. 

Ted Merewether on behalf of the Lane Cove Football Soccer Club expressing concerns regarding the reduction of playing fields available for use by local sporting clubs should the proposal to use of part of Pottery Green as a temporary parking area go ahead and suggesting an alternative parking arrangement at Blackman Park for Council staff.

Megan Chatterton of Lane Cove opposed to the provision of Council employee parking and expressing concerns regarding the proposal to use part of Pottery Green as a temporary parking area including the impact on surrounding street traffic, the use of the area as an emergency evacuation zone and helicopter landing point, safety, loss of amenity for public recreation, and parking time restrictions at the proposed temporary facility. 

Greg Hay of Lane Cove and the Northern Suburbs Football Association expressing concerns regarding the completion of the upgraded playing grounds at Blackman Park specifically whether these would be available in time to help meet the increased demand at the park should part of Pottery Green be closed to accommodate a temporary parking area.

Ben Seaman of Lane Cove opposed to the proposal to close part of Pottery Green to use as a temporary parking area, expressing concerns including the decision making process and lack of stakeholder consultation undertaken and the impact of traffic movements in the surrounding areas.

Gemma Akroyd, Principal of Lane Cove Public School, opposed to the closure of part of Pottery Green to use as a temporary parking area citing the impact it would have on sports and physical fitness programs available at the school.

Kolya Miller, President of the Lane Cove P&C, objecting to the proposal to use part of Pottery Green as a temporary parking area suggesting instead that perhaps Council should consider not implementing additional parking during the construction period.

Tim Dinning of Lane Cove and president of the Lane Cove Out of School Hours Inc (LCOOS) opposed to the proposal to close part of Pottery Green to use as a temporary parking area citing the impact limiting the availability of the well used recreational space would have on children at LCOOS and the wider community.

Anne Hemmings of Lane Cove raising a number of legal considerations regarding the proposal to close part of Pottery Green to use as a temporary parking area.

Cameron Champion of Lane Cove opposed to the use of part of Pottery Green as a temporary parking area expressing concerns including the lack of stakeholder consultation undertaken, safety of children from neighbouring childcare centres and users of the remaining portion of the park.

Nicole Glover of Lane Cove expressing concerns regarding the proposal to use part of Pottery Green as a temporary parking area including the loss of public amenity, repatriation of the land following the completion of the Little Lane development, and the potential of setting a precedent for the use of this recreational area for parking.

Georgie Seaman of Lane Cove opposed to the use of part of Pottery Green as a temporary parking area suggesting that rather than pursuing this option Council should focus on setting a better example by promoting sustainable transport options and providing more open space, not less, to encourage an increase in active recreation options available to the community.

Doug Stuart of Longueville suggesting some amendments to the Tree Preservation Controls highlighting that self assessment of the controls could be difficult given the current height limits included and requesting the number of non retirements units that would be available at the proposed development at 266 Longueville Road be included in the DCP.

Francis Vissel of the Stringybark Creek Residents Association commenting on the Proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement, requesting that if the VPA does proceed that the land at 15 Centennial Avenue be rezoned E2 Urban Bushland.

Gaye White of Lane Cove commenting on the Review of Tree Preservation Controls supporting the streamlining of the process and expressing concerns regarding some of the controls including the increase to height controls, the inclusion of some species and Council’s enforcement of the controls.

Ken Gromowski of Lane Cove commenting on car parking in the area suggesting that people will continue to drive to utilise facilities regardless of the closure of the Little Lane car park for redevelopment and that demand should be accommodated to some degree whether it be a temporary facility at Pottery Green or an alternative solution.

Councillor Hutchens left the meeting at 8:15pm

Councillor Brent left the meeting at 8:17pm

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

252

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Absent Councillors Hutchens and Brent (Total 2).

 

Procedural Motion

253

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Karpin that Temporary Car Park Options - Lane Cove Village’ be brought forward and dealt with as the next item.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Absent Councillors Hutchens and Brent (Total 2).

Councillor Hutchens returned to the meeting at 8:20pm.

Councillor Brent returned to the meeting at 8:22pm.


 


Temporary Car Park Options - Lane Cove Village

 

MOTION

A motion was moved by Councillors Karpin and Cheong that the matter be deferred to the next Council meeting and that the following information be included in a further report to Council:-

a) The impact on recreational users;

b) The construction timetable for Blackman Park; and

c) The permissibility of the proposal under the current LEP.

 

 

Foreshadowed Motion

A Foreshadowed Motion was moved by Councillors Bennison and Strassberg that Council not provide any temporary car parking whilst the Little Lane Parking site is being redeveloped.

254

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

 

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

Against the Motion were Councillors Hutchens, Strassberg and Bennison (Total 3).

 

The Foreshadowed Motion lasped.

 

Matter Arising

Car Park Option – LOngueville road and Pacific Highway

255

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Gold that Council investigate the option of using the RMS land located on the corner of Longueville Road and Pacific Highway for car parking.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Procedural Motion

256

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Gold that Review of Tree Preservation Controls’ be brought forward and dealt with as the next item.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Councillor Karpin left the meeting at 8:49pm.

Councillor Karpin returned to the meeting at 8:51pm.

Review of Tree Preservation Controls

 

MOTION

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

1.    Adopt the Tree Preservation Controls dated October 2013 and shown attached as AT-1 and that they be implemented on a 12 month trial period through the use of practice guidelines subject to the inclusion of an additional exemption “ix. Where a residence does not have any existing off street parking and makes application to have such, so long as no reasonable alternative exits for locating the driveway and the tree is not on Council’s Significant Tree register”

2.    Endorse for the purposes of public exhibition, for a period of 28 days in accordance with the consultation strategy outlined in the report, the following amendments to the 2013-2014 Fees and Charges:-

a)    Review of Council’s decision by Independent Tree Review Expert Arbiter, $200 excluding any additional costs and such fee be refunded in the event that the appeal is upheld; and

b)    A note that any Tree Application that meets the criteria of the new Tree Preservation Practice Guidelines is free of charge.

3.    Receive a further report following the exhibition period to consider any submissions on the amendments to the Fees and Charges.

 

FORESHADOWED MOTION

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

1.    Adopt the Tree Preservation Controls dated October 2013 and shown attached as AT-1 and that they be implemented on a 12 month trial period through the use of practice guidelines subject to the following amendments:-

a)    That the height of exempt Jacarandas be limited to 6m; and

b)    All heights referred to as 6m be amended to 4m.

2.    Endorse for the purposes of public exhibition, for a period of 28 days in accordance with the consultation strategy outlined in the report, the following amendments to the 2013-2014 Fees and Charges:-

a)    Review of Council’s decision by Independent Tree Review Expert Arbiter, $500 excluding any additional costs; and

b)    A note that any Tree Application that meets the criteria of the new Tree Preservation Practice Guidelines is free of charge.

3.    Receive a further report following the exhibition period to consider any submissions on the amendments to the Fees and Charges.

4.    Receive a report on the feasibility of referring all contested refusals to the IHAP at the discretion of the General Manager.

Councillor Bennison left the meeting at 9:06pm

Councillor Bennison returned to the meeting at 9:07pm

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Upon being put to the meeting the Motion was declared carried

 

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

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

 

The Foreshadowed motion lapsed.

 

Procedural Motion

258

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Karpin that the Proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement For 7-15 Centennial Avenue And 92-96 Gordon Crescent’ be brought forward and dealt with as the next item.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 7-15 Centennial Avenue and 92-96 Gordon Crescent

259

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Karpin that:-

1.   Council receive and note the report;

2.   Council give notice of its intention to enter into a Voluntary Planning Agreement  as outlined in the report with the developer of the subject site in accordance with the consultation strategy outlined in the report; and

3.   Following the community consultation, a further report be submitted to Council for determination.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brent, Palmer, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg, Bennison and Brooks-Horn (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 Council’s consideration:

Purchase of 69 Longueville Road from the Roads and Maritime Services

It is recommended that the Council close so much of the meeting to the public as provided for under Section 10A(2) (c) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business; 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 because the report includes price and valuation information.

260

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Karpin that Council proceed with the acquisition as discussed in closed committee.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 16 SEPTEMBER 2013

261

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Karpin and Cheong that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 16 September 2013 be received

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

262

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Karpin and Bennison that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 16 September 2013 be confirmed

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

Bushfire Risk

263

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Hutchens that the General Manager prepare a report on the implementation of the 2008/9 District Bushfire Risk Management Plan and the updated risk management plan for the November Council meeting.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor Brent left the meeting at 9:23pm.

Councillor Brent returned to the meeting at 9:24pm.

 

Matter Arising

ABORIGINAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE LAND MANAGEMENT REPORT

264

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Gold that as part of Council’s long term strategy to minimise bushfire risk, Council receive a report from the Aboriginal Advisory Committee regarding traditional methods of land management.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Review of Major Projects Strategic Plan

265

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Cheong that Council conduct a review of the Major Projects Strategic Plan over the coming 12 months.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

NSW Planning Reforms

266

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Cheong that the Minute be received and noted.   

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Notices of Motion

 

Boundary Policy of Department of Education Buildings

267

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

  1. Council write to the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure and the Minister for Education, expressing our concerns that:-

a)       Short cuts are being taken and artificial setbacks are being utilised to avoid Development Applications being submitted; and

b)       The process that is occurring in the Department of Education – Assets Branch is counterproductive when providing new buildings and infrastructure and is only reducing the open and play space the opposite of what was intended by these new buildings.

  1. The General Manager communicate to other councils the successful process of consultation that Council took with the local school, Department Of Education Assets Branch, local residents and council staff that resulted in a good outcome achieved for everyone concerned in relation to Lane Cove West Public School.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Matter of Urgency

The Mayor declared the following as a Matter of Urgency.

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

SECURITY AT KINGSFORD SMITH OVAL ON HALLOWEEN

268

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Hutchens and Brent that Council provide a security guard annually to monitor:-

  1. Kingsford Smith Oval on Halloween night; and
  2. The park located on the corner of Cullen and Henley Streets, Lane Cove West on the night of the Halloween fireworks celebrations.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Matter of Urgency

The Mayor declared the following as a Matter of Urgency

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

Against the Motion was Palmer (Total 1).

FREE WIFI IN LANE COVE SHOPPING PRECINCTS

 

MOTION

A Motion was moved by Councillors Karpin and Cheong that Council provide Free WiFi in the following Lane Cove Shopping Precincts - Greenwich Village Shops, York’s Corner Shops, Figtree Shops and Beatrice Street Shops as expeditiously as is possible

 

FORESHADOWED MOTION

A Foreshadowed Motion was moved by Councillors Palmer and Brent that Council consult with precinct shopkeepers regarding the provision of Free WiFi in all Lane Cove Shopping Precincts.

Councillor Gold left the meeting at 9:47pm.

Councillor Gold returned to the meeting at 9:48pm.

Procedural Motion

270

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Hutchens that the motion be put to the meeting.

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

The Foreshadowed Motion lapsed.

 

Matter Arising

EXTENSION OF WIFI INSTALLATION IN SHOPPING PRECINCTS

272

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Palmer that Council investigate extending the WiFi installation to the Mowbray and Northwood Shopping Precincts.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Procedural Motion

273

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Palmer that Draft DCP - 266 Longueville Rd’ be brought forward and dealt with as the next item.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Officer Reports for Determination

Draft DCP - 266 Longueville Rd

274

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

1.   Council adopt for public exhibition, in accordance with the Environmental Planning  and Assessment Act 1979, the draft DCP amendment for 266 Longueville Rd attached at AT-1 to this report.

2.   The draft DCP be exhibited for a period of five weeks, and submissions made to the LEP public hearing should be taken into account in so far as they relate also to the DCP.

3.   A report on the draft DCP be provided to Council after the completion of the LEP and DCP consultation processes.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Dog Walking Businesses

 

MOTION

A Motion was moved by Councillors Palmer and Brent that the Policy not be adopted.

 

FORESHADOWED MOTION

A Foreshadowed Motion was moved by Councillor Hutchens and Bennison that Council:-

1.   Adopt the Policy on the Use of Public Open Space by Commercial Dog Walking Businesses dated October 2013 and shown attached as AT-1;

2.   Endorse for the purposes of public exhibition the following fees to be included in Council’s Fees and Charges for a period of 28 days in accordance with the consultation strategy outlined in the report:-

a)   $50 Initial Registration Application; and

b)   $200 Annual fee.

3.   Receive a further report following the exhibition period to consider any submissions on the proposed fee.

 

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 Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Bennison and Brooks-Horn (Total 6).

 

The Foreshadowed Motion became the motion.

275

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

 

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

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

 

Playground Equipment Petition

276

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

1.   Council install suitable play equipment and a bubbler at Marjorie York Playground and suitable play equipment at Nichols Playground as part of the playground equipment upgrades for 2014/15 financial year.

2.   The Head Petitioner be informed of Council’s decision.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Lane Cove River Estuary Coastal Zone Management Plan

277

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

  1. The Lane Cove River Coastal Zone Management Plan dated July 2013 be adopted; and
  2. Council note that there is no impact or restrictions on private property as a result of the Plan.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Visit by Delegates from Huzhou City, China

278

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

1.   The Report be received and noted;

2.   Council purchase a gift for the delegation; and

3.   Councillors indicate to the General Manager if they will be available to attend the events on the day.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Review of Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel

279

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

1.  Council acknowledge the information provided and direct the General Manager to formally adopt the Lane Cove IHAP, the Charter and Code of Conduct as a key component of the Lane Cove Council development assessment system; and

2.  The IHAP provide an annual report to Council and a Review of the IHAP’s performance be undertaken every two (2) years.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Funding under Round 7 of the Sustainability Small Grants Program

280

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

1.    Endorse funds under Round 7 of the Sustainability Small Grants Program for the following projects:-

·     $2000 – Chatswood South Perma Patch Inc

·     $2000 – Meeting House Inc

·     $2000 – St Andrews Uniting Church Longueville

·     $2000 – St Michael’s Primary School

·     $1000 – Lane Cove West Public School

2.    Give Public Notice of the proposed funding under Round 7 of the Sustainability Small Grants Program, and subject to no objections being received, grant the funds as outlined above.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Recyclesmart - Incentive Scheme - Pilot Project

281

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

1.   Note the RecycleSmart Report shown as attached as AT-1;

2.   Send a letter of thanks to RecycleSmart for undertaking the Pilot Recycling Study;

3.   Not extend the Pilot RecycleSmart Recycling Study; and

4.   Include RecycleSmart in the advertisement of future waste projects and that they be invited to submit proposals that are commensurate with their services and expertise.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Updated Probity Plan for Little Lane Car park Redevelopment

282

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

1.   Adopt the updated Probity Plan for the Little Lane Car Park Redevelopment, dated October 2013 and shown attached as AT-1; and

2.   Note the appointment of Mr Bill Rock as the external Probity Auditor for the next phase of the Little Lane Car Park Redevelopment.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 17 September 2013

283

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

  1. Adopt the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting held on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 except for the recommendation in relation to the car share space in Longueville Road and Marshall Avenue.
  2. Consider as an alternative that the car share spaces be provided in the public space located at the rear of the Lane Cove Community Centre and on the opposite side of Marshall Avenue.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Pecuniary Interest Returns 2013

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Karpin and Brent that Council note the tabling of Pecuniary Interest Returns of Designated Staff and Councillors for the return period 1 July 2012 till 30 June 2013.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Additional Ordinary Council Meeting in December

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Karpin and Cheong that Council give public notice in a local newspaper of its intention to hold a second Ordinary Council Meeting in December on Monday 16 December 2013.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Officer Reports for Information

 

Council Snapshot

286

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 10:44pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 18 November 2013, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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