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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

17 March 2014, 7:00pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


Ordinary Council 17 March 2014

Minutes

 

PRESENT: Councillor D. Brooks-Horn (Chair), Councillor K. Brent, Councillor S. Bennison, 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, Strategic Planners, Urban Design Planner and Acting Manager – Governance.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST: Nil

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

The meeting was opened with a prayer by Reverend Eric Perceival of St Giles Anglican Church, Greenwich.

 

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.

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

PUBLIC FORUM

Debbie Walker of Chatswood, commenting on the redevelopment of the Lane Cove Aquatic Centre particularly highlighting accessibility concerns.

Dr Ray Kearney expressing concern with Council’s Tree Preservation Policy and urging Council to review the policy to reflect common sense and reasonableness.

Alyson Hayes of Riverview objecting to the proposed development at 266 Longueville Road requesting additional community consultation and liaison with the State Government be undertaken.

Isabelle of Riverview student of Currembeena Primary School objecting to the proposed development at 266 Longueville Road.

Ann Proudfoot objecting to the rezoning of 266 Longueville Road from public recreation to high density residential as it is regularly used by a local school for sport and recreation.

Daryl Hart of St Leonards on behalf of the Marshall Ave Action Group, supporting the implementation of Stage 2 of the St Leonards Strategy within the next 6 months.

Jeremy Adams of Lane Cove objecting to the proposed development at 266 Longueville Road and the loss of this land as an open space recreational area.

Neil Cooper of Linley Point objecting to the proposed development at 266 Longueville Road expressing concerns including accessibility for seniors living and suggesting a more suitable development be considered.

Reece a student of Currembeena Primary School objecting to the proposed development at 266 Longueville Road.

Kamu a student of Currembeena Primary School objecting to the proposed development at 266 Longueville Road.

Darvan Sinnetamby objecting to the proposed development at 266 Longueville Road commenting on the commissioners report and requesting more appropriate rezoning be considered.

Richard Munge of Lane Cove objecting to the proposed development at 266 Longueville Road highlighting concerns including height, density of population and rezoning and requesting the matter be deferred to allow for additional community consultation.

Kathrine Lyttle of Lane Cove objecting to the proposed development at 266 Longueville Road requesting further consideration of the Commissioner’s report be undertaken.

Rajhev Rajkumar objecting to the proposed development at 266 Longueville Road.

Jennifer Schneller commenting on the proposed Stage 2 upgrade of the Lane Cove Plaza requesting the proposed timetable for the commencement of the Plaza upgrade works be extended to allow further community consideration of the new design and budget implications.

Dr Shaun Stotch of Lane Cove objecting to the proposed development at 266 Longueville Road at the expense of open green space which can facilitate the development of healthy exercise habits for the young people of the area.

Hugh a student of Currembeena Primary School objecting to the proposed development at 266 Longueville Road.

Kim Stewart of Lane Cove objecting to the proposed development at 266 Longueville Road expressing concerns including bulk and scale, the seniors living component and parking limitations.

Carolyn Seuberlich of Gladsville objecting to the proposed development at 266 Longueville Road.

James Gollan of Lane Cove objecting to the proposed development at 266 Longueville Road.

Nikki Chapman objecting to the proposed development at 266 Longueville Road requesting the open space be retained a resource for the future.

Bob Miller of Linfield objecting to the proposed development at 266 Longueville Road suggesting additional community consultation as recommended in the Commissioners report is  required.

Joanne Carroll objecting to the proposed development at 266 Longueville Road suggesting consultation with primary users of the space be undertaken.

Daniel Bartolo of Lane Cove expressing traffic concerns associated with the proposed development at 266 Longueville Road.

Julie Gottleib on behalf of the Marshall Avenue West Action Group requesting Council support Stage 2 of the St Leonards Strategy.

Peter McConaghy of St Leonards supporting the implementation of Stage 2 of the St Leonards Strategy as soon as possible.

Ron Brown of Lane Cove objecting to the proposed development at 266 Longueville Road expressing concerns regarding the seven (7) story height of the development at the Richardson Street boundary.

Wayne Pearson of Lane Cove objecting to the proposed development at 266 Longueville Road citing that neighbouring properties along the longest boundary of the development are currently zoned low density.

Wendy Stamp of St Leonards supporting the implementation of Stage 2 of the St Leonards Strategy immediately. 

James Pearson of Lane Cove objecting to the proposed development at 266 Longueville Road requesting Council reconsider the proposal. 

Isabella a student of Currembeena Primary School objecting to the proposed development at 266 Longueville Road requesting the open space remain as is.

Andrew Fisher of Riverview objecting to the proposed development at 266 Longueville Road commenting on the Commissioners Report and requesting the proposal be deferred as recommended in the report.

Marina Bishop objecting to the proposed development at 266 Longueville Road citing scale and potential traffic congestion issues.

Matt Fisher on behalf of the Lane Cove Bushland Conservation Society objecting to the proposed development at 266 Longueville Road.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Brent that Standing Orders be resumed.

 

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

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Gold that LEP and DCP Amendment Finalisation: 266 Longueville Road Planning Proposal 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).

 


 

LEP and DCP Amendment finalisation: 266 Longueville Road Planning Proposal

 

MOTION

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

1.     Note the Public Hearing report by E B Armstrong P/L.

2.     Based on the evidence provided in this report, adopt the Planning Proposal with the following change:-

a)   Amend the Maximum Building Height from RL 65.5 to RL 62.8 to better comply with the surrounding developments.

3.     Forward the amended planning proposal to NSW Planning & Infrastructure requesting that they:-

a)     Determine whether the FSR should be 1.1:1 as sought by Council or 1:1 as recommended by the Commisioner.

b)     Reclassify part of 266 Longueville Road (Part Lot 1 DP 91655) identified in the planning proposal from community to operational land – no interests changed; and

c)     Reclassify part of 266 Longueville Road (Part Lot 322 DP 1102537 & Lot 1 DP 321353) identified in the planning proposal from community to operational land – interests changed  and remove public reserve status, as described in the planning proposal including obtaining any appropriate approval of the Governor under section 30(2) of the Local Government Act 1993.

4.     Adopt the Development Control Plan for 266 Longueville Road into Part C Residential Localities as Locality 7 266 Longueville Road of Council’s Development Control Plan and the Development Control Plan come into force after Gazettal of the LEP by newspaper advertisement providing 28 days notice.

5.     Write to all those who made submissions to the public exhibition and public hearing, advising them of the Council’s resolution.

 

Foreshadowed Motion

A Foreshadowed Motion was moved by Councillors Palmer and Brent that consideration be deferred pending further community consultation.

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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

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Bennison that St Leonards South Strategy - Stage 1 Precinct Report 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).

 

St Leonards South Strategy - Stage 1 Precinct Report

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

 

1. Receive and note the St Leonards Strategy – Stage 1 Precinct Report;

2. Make it publicly available via Council’s website; and

3. Initiate Stage 2 as a high priority by:-

a)       Engaging with NSW Planning and Infrastructure on the study;

b)       Allocating appropriate funds in the 2014/15 budget;

c)       Seeking funding from NSW Planning and Infrastructure for the Project;

d)       Engage a suitable consultancy to conduct the Stage 2 report for a commencement date of no later than 1 June 2014;

e)       Including monthly updates in the Council Snapshot Report at each Council meeting; and

f)        Continuing with the St Leonards Liaison Committee to provide input to the Stage 2 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).

 

Councillor Hutchens left the meeting at 8:56pm.

Councillor Hutchens returned to the meeting at 8:58pm.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 17 FEBRUARY 2014

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Palmer that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 17 February 2014 be received.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Palmer that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 17 February 2014 be confirmed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Mayoral Minutes

 

NSROC SHROC Merger

 

MOTION

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

1.   Supports the formation and participation in a Northern Metropolitan Council of Mayors (working title).

2.   Authorises the Mayor and General Manager to sign a Memorandum of Understanding for Council to become a member of the Northern Metropolitan Council of Mayors (working title) under the terms outlined in the draft Terms of Reference.

3.   Outlines to the NSW Government in its submission regarding the Independent Local Government Review Panel’s ‘Revitalising Local Government’ report the intention to form the Northern Metropolitan Council of Mayors noting its alignment with the Panel’s proposed Joint Organisation model.

 

FORESHADOWED MOTION

A Foreshadowed Motion was moved by Councillors Palmer and Strassberg that Council defer consideration of the Memorandum of Understanding until a meeting has been held inviting all members’ Councillors, at which the relevant issues are presented for discussion.

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

 

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

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

 

The Foreshadowed Motion lapsed.

 

Councillor Karpin left the meeting at 9:26pm.

Councillor Karpin returned to the meeting at 9:28pm.

 

Matter Arising

NSROC ASSETS MANAGEMENT

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Strassberg that in consideration of a possible alignment between NSROC and SHROC taking place that Lane Cove Council recommends NSROC:-

1.  Review and update its Assets Management Guidelines to incorporate recent changes to Australian Accounting Standards AASB 136 and AASB 139 and the development of uniform policies relating to measurement, valuation and impairment of assets.

2.  In response to the Final Report of the NSW Independent Local Government Review Panel, State-Local Government Relations, seek to establish a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with State Government Departments that practically deals with future infrastructure, planning and other needs of the community.

3.  Agree to the establishment of an MOU, that it provides each member Council with a draft version for the purpose of community consultation.

 

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).

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Councillor Strassberg acknowledged that Councillors and staff wearing purple are doing so to support the Relay for Life.

 

Notices of Motion

 

Lane Cove Developments Numbers & Impact Analysis

 

MOTION

A Motion was moved by Councillors Strassberg and Brent that a detailed report comes back to Council showing:-

1.   The number of completed developments detailing:-

·    Number of units built;

·    Location / address of the site;

·    Ward;

·    Car spaces provided; and

·    Completion or estimated completion date.

2.   Complete the above for all approved DA and pending DA’s;

3.   Complete the above for all developments that Council is in discussions with (with the understanding that these are in the earliest phase of planning);

4.   Compare the above information to the State Government's Sydney Metro Destination 2036 plan;

5.   List any work Council has done or is planning to do involving any of the NSW Government Departments or other government agencies to integrate this incoming population (i.e. basic infrastructure, roads, public transport, open/recreational space, schools and preschools, sewer system, etc.); and

6.   Create a proactive road map to work with various Departments of the State Government to successfully absorb this population growth in relation to schools and other infrastructure.

 

Foreshadowed Motion

A Foreshadowed Motion was moved by Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that the matter be deferred for consultation with the General Manager.

 

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

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

 

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).

 


 

Voluntary Planning Agreement Calculations

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Strassberg that  the General Manager report back to Council on the future projects to be funded by Voluntary Planning Agreements (VPA’s) and the standard legislative framework of VPA’s.

 

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

 

Review of Rating Structure

34

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

1.   Receive and note the report; and

2.   Proceed with making Special Variation applications to IPART for increases in the minimum Residential Rate of 7% per annum over the rate pegging limit for the next five 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).

 

St Leonards Bus Rail Interchange & Plaza

35

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

1.  Receive and note the report; and

2.  Arrange a meeting with the Honorable Gladys Berejiklian, Minister for Transport and the Honorable Anthony Roberts, State Member for Lane Cove, to seek the NSW Government’s support for Council to progress the proposed St Leonards Bus Rail Interchange & Plaza to a detailed investigation and design phase, such that a tender process for the works can be undertaken.

 

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).

 

Draft DCP Part R: Traffic, Transport and Parking

36

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

 

1.   Endorse for the purpose of public exhibition the proposed Draft DCP Part R: Traffic, Transport and Parking, dated February 2014 (shown attached as AT-1) subject to the following changes to the parking rates per unit for the St Leonards area:-

·      0.5 per studio and 1 bedroom;

·      1 per 2 bedroom; and

·      1.5 per 3+ bedroom.

2.   Place the Draft DCP Part R on exhibition for 6 weeks in accordance with the consultation strategy outlined in this report.

3.   Receive a further report following the exhibition period to consider the results of the community consultation and gazettal of the new DCP.

4.   In conjunction with the Traffic, Transport and Parking DCP, display a table providing a comparison between the existing and proposed DCP, highlighting the change in car spaces numbers for developments with 50 and 100 units.

5.   The General Manager provide a report on using Section 94 funds to acquire community buses to operate community bus services.

 

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).

 

Battle-Axe Blocks Draft DCP - Finalisation

37

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

1.   Council adopt the amended Development Control Plan for Battle Axe Blocks, as shown attached as AT-3;

2.   The Development Control Plan come into force by newspaper advertisement within 28 days; and

3.   Those who made submission on the draft DCP be thanked for their input and advised 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 West Industrial Area LEP - FSR

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

1.   Council resolve not to proceed with the current planning proposal to increase the FSR to 1.5:1 across the Light Industrial IN2 Zone, and NSW Planning & Infrastructure be advised accordingly;

2.   A report be prepared for Council investigating opportunities and constraints to the long term economic development of the Lane Cove West Business Park having regard to the issues identified; and

3.   A draft planning proposal subsequently be prepared for Council’s consideration in accordance with that report’s findings.

 

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).

 

Bushland Protection

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Hutchens and Brent 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).

 


 

Further Report on Little Lane Car park Redevelopment Tender

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

1.           Subject to the satisfactory agreement on the Contract documentation terms, authorise the General Manager to enter into a contract with WN Developments P/L (EDG) to construct the Little Lane Car Park redevelopment, in accordance with the Request for Tender, their Tender as amended by the letters dated 13 December 2013, 24 December 2013 and 24 January 2014, the Principals Project Requirements and the Project Delivery Agreement as modified;

2.           Advise WN Developments P/L (EDG) that no contract exists between the parties until the contract documents have been duly executed by both parties;

3.           Authorise the General Manager to include the construction of the Little Street footbridge as a variation to the contract in the sum of $468,000;

4.           Note that Council’s equity injection for the retained infrastructure is limited to $12,500,000 subject to any Council initiated variations;

5.           Advise WN Developments P/L (EDG) that Council cannot fetter its Statutory Planning Responsibilities in relation to any changes which may be included in a subsequent application made by WN Developments P/L under Section 96 of the Environmental Planning Assessment Act to modify the internal layouts of apartments or to increase the yield beyond that already consented to in DA 90/12;

6.           Advise WN Developments P/L (EDG)  that Council, as land owner, will not support any application made under Section 96 of the Environmental Planning Assessment Act that includes unacceptable changes to the exterior of the building;

7.           Request the General Manager to obtain a private tax ruling from the Commissioner of Taxation on the application of the word “improvements” as applying to Section 75-10 (3) of the GST Act;

8.           Request the General Manager to include progress reports of the development in the monthly snapshot report to Council;

9.           Advise the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Division of Local Government of this decision enclosing a copy of this report for their information;

10.        Advise the unsuccessful tenderers of this decision; and

11.        The General Manager and Mayor be authorised to affix the seal of Council to all related contract documents including contracts for sale of each residential strata unit.

 

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

Little Lane Car Park Redevelopment NEIGHBOUR NOTIFICATION

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Brent that businesses and residents in the vicinity be informed of tonight’s resolution in relation to the Little Lane Car Park Redevelopment Tender and the potential implications.

 

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).

 

Longueville Road Intersection Improvement Scheme - Construction of Traffic Signals and Additional Civil Works

42

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

1.   The contract for the construction of the Longueville Road Intersection Improvement Scheme be awarded to Corrigan Electrics for an amount of $372,900 (including GST); and

2.   The General Manager be authorised to enter into a contract with Corrigan Electrics. 

 

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).

 

Tender for Renovations to the Kindy Cove Child Care Centre

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

1.   Council accept the Tender from Momentum Built Pty Ltd for the provision of building services to carry out renovation works at Kindy Cove Child Care Centre for an amount of $1,027,056.80; and

2.   The General Manager be authorised to enter into a contract with Momentum Built Pty Ltd.

 

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).

 

Negotiations for Acquisition of Part of 300 A,B,C Burns Bay Road to Enable Road Widening Works

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

1.   Advise the Owners of SP6522 that the heads of agreement set out in the letter from Mr Andrew Mason dated 27 February 2014 is acceptable, subject to review by Council’s solicitor of the Deed under Section 650 (6) of the Local Government Act;

2.   Authorise the Mayor and General Manager to affix the seal of Council to all related transaction and conveyance documents;

3.   Classify as Community Land the section of land to be dedicated by the owners of SP6522 to be amalgamated with Lot 102 DP 1013285;

4.   Note the report in respect of acquisition of part of the SAS site and all of 296 Burns Bay Road; and

5.   Thank Ms Donna Galvin as Secretary of the Body Corporate of SP6522 for her valuable involvement in reaching a resolution agreeable to both parties.

 

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).

 


 

Sustainability Advisory Committee - Nominations for Vacant Positions

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

1.   Bronwyn Winley and Emma James be appointed as Community Representatives of the Sustainability Advisory Committee;

2.   The nominees be advised of Councils’ decision;

3.   Council write to Mr Sjirk Bangma and Mrs Christina Kim to thank them for their participation and valued contribution over the past year(s) as community representatives on Council’s Sustainability Advisory Committee; and

4.   Council thank all unsuccessful nominees for their interest in the Sustainability Advisory Committee vacancies.

 

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 18 February 2014

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Hutchens that Council adopt the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting held on Tuesday, 18 February 2014.

 

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

ROSENTHAL AVENUE CAR PARK REGULATION

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Strassberg that the General Manager increase patrols for Rosenthal Avenue Car Park to curb the use by employees of developers rotating within the car parking area that reducing the number of car spaces available to residents.

 

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).

 

Local Government Acts Review - Taskforce Report

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

1.   Receive and note the report;

2.   Make a submission to the NSW Government in response to the Local Government Acts Taskforce Report, in terms of the comments outlined in this report and attachment; and

3. Authorise the Mayor and General Manager to finalise the submission.

 

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).

 


 

2014-2017 Draft Budget and 2014-2017 Delivery Program and Operational Plan

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

1.   Council include $30,000 in the Capital Budget for the renovation of the Toilets in Rosenthal Avenue car park;

2.   Council adopt for the purpose of public exhibition, the 2014-2017 Draft Budget, 2014-15 Draft Fees and Charges and 2014-2017 Draft Delivery Program (Incorporating Operational Plan) subject to 1 above;

3.   Council proceed to public exhibition as per the consultation strategy outlined in the report; and

4.   Following public exhibition, the Draft Budget, Draft Fees and Charges and Draft Delivery Program (Incorporating Operational Plan) together with any submissions received, be considered at the Council meeting to be held 19 May 2014.

 

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

BETTER BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP CONTRACT

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Gold that the General Manager advise respective Councils and Better Business Partnership that Lane Cove Council will not be participating beyond its current contract and to amend relevant cash flow forecasts / budgets accordingly.

 

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

CAPITAL RESERVE ACCOUNTS

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Strassberg that a report be prepared for the next Council meeting showing the impact that our budgeted projects will have on the balance held in each of Council’s capital reserve accounts.

 

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

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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 10:46pm

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of Tuesday 22 April 2014, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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