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Agenda

Ordinary Council Meeting

13 October 2014

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

not interested in any business recommended to be considered in

Closed Session or there is no such business, Council will ordinarily

  commence consideration of all other business at 7pm.

 


 

Notice of Meeting

 

Dear Councillors

 

Notice is given of the Ordinary Council Meeting, to be held in the Council Chambers, 48 Longueville Road Lane Cove on Monday 13 October 2014 commencing at 7:00pm. The business to be transacted at the meeting is included in this business paper.

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

 

 

Craig Wrightson

General Manager

 

Council Meeting Procedures

 

The Council meeting is chaired by the Mayor, Councillor David Brooks-Horn. Councillors are entitled to one vote on a matter. If votes are equal, the Chairperson has a second or casting vote. When a majority of Councillors vote in favour of a Motion it becomes a decision of the Council. Minutes of Council and Committee meetings are published on Council’s website www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au by 5pm on the Thursday following the meeting.

 

The Meeting is conducted in accordance with Council's Code of Meeting Practice. The order of business is listed in the Agenda on the next page. That order will be followed unless Council resolves to modify the order at the meeting. This may occur for example where the members of the public in attendance are interested in specific items on the agenda.

 

Members of the public may address the Council Meeting on any issue for a maximum of 3 minutes during the public forum which is held at the beginning of the meeting. All persons addressing the Meeting must speak to the Chair. Speakers and Councillors will not enter into general debate or ask questions.

 

If you do not understand any part of the information given above; require assistance to participate in the meeting due to a disability; or wish to obtain information in relation to Council, please contact Council’s Manager Governance on 99113525.

 

Please note meetings held in the Council Chambers are recorded on tape for the purposes of verifying the accuracy of minutes and the tapes are not disclosed to any third party under the Government Information (Public Access)  Act 2009, except as allowed under section 18(1) or section 19(1) of the PPIP Act, or where Council is compelled to do so by court order, warrant or subpoena or by any other legislation.

 

 

 


Ordinary Council 13 October 2014

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

APOLOGIES

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT TO COUNTRY

 

NOTICE OF WEBCASTING OF MEETING

 

public forum

 

Members of the public may address the Council Meeting on any issue for 3 minutes.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

1.      ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 15 SEPTEMBER 2014

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

2.      Disabled Parking Spaces and Permits

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Notices of Motion

 

3.      Acoustic Noise Barriers to Improve Local Amenity  

 

Officer Reports for Determination

 

4.      Review of Local Government – Fit for the Future

 

5.      Tender Negotiations for Construction of Recreational Community Facility (Scout Hall and Amenities Block) at Blackman Park

 

6.      Road Closure for Part lot 101 DP 1013285 Behind 296 Burns Bay Road

 

7.      Rosenthal Avenue Car Park - Proposed Changes to Parking Restrictions

 

8.      Local Traffic Committee Meeting September 2014

 

9.      Policy on Payment of Expenses and Facilities to Councillors

 

10.    Council Meeting Schedule - 2014 and 2015

 

Officer Reports for Information

 

11.    Meet the Neighbours Report

 

12.    Market Square Car Park Operations - Further Report

 

13.    Delvena Women's Refuge

 

14.    Pecuniary Interest Returns 2014

 

15.    Council Snapshot  

 

 

 

 

        


Ordinary Council Meeting 13 October 2014

Disabled Parking Spaces and Permits

 

 

Subject:          Disabled Parking Spaces and Permits    

Record No:     SU1362 - 61314/14

Division:         Lane Cove Council

Author(s):       Councillor David Brooks-Horn 

 

 

 

Background

 

I have recently received representations from concerned residents about people's abuse of disabled parking spaces and permits. The current penalty for parking in a disabled persons parking space without authority is $519, while incorrect use of a Mobility Parking Scheme permit is $623. I believe these should be increased to discourage misuse of these spaces which should be available to those in need. By also incurring demerit points it will provide further disincentive.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

Council write to the Minister for Roads and Freight, The Hon. Duncan  Gay, MLC and the Member for Lane Cove, The Hon Anthony Roberts, MP, requesting increased penalties, including demerit points, where drivers park in a disabled persons parking space without authority or incorrectly using Mobility Parking Scheme permits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Councillor David Brooks-Horn

Mayor

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

         


Ordinary Council Meeting 13 October 2014

Acoustic Noise Barriers to Improve Local Amenity

 

 

Subject:          Acoustic Noise Barriers to Improve Local Amenity     

Record No:     SU4954 - 61329/14

Division:         Lane Cove Council

Author(s):       Councillor Daniel Strassberg 

 

 

Background

 

Lane Cove is in the midst of a number of large developments. The excavation work that is being constantly carried out to place parking garages and other services under ground, the use of machinery on site and the late night critical pours is generating additional and consistent noise.

 

Lane Cove being an undulating landscape, the developments on the sides of the valley, all their noise is bouncing up and around the valley effecting many more residents, schools and retailers. The current security fencing / hoarding is ineffective in reducing the concentration and echoing effect of construction noise.

 

Example of Acoustic Noise Barrier

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That the requirement for all new developments, excluding residential homes, be that acoustic noise barriers be erected around the entire development sight to encase, capture and reduce the noise to the surrounding area.

 

 

 

 

 

Councillor Daniel Strassberg

Councillor

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

   


Ordinary Council Meeting 13 October 2014

Review of Local Government – Fit for the Future

 

 

Subject:          Review of Local Government – Fit for the Future    

Record No:     SU5558 - 61223/14

Division:         Corporate Services Division

Author(s):       Craig Dalli 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The NSW Government’s response to the Independent Local Government Review Panel’s Revitalising Local Government Report was released on 10 September 2014, with the launching of the Government’s package centred on the concept of Fit for the Future (FFF). As a result of the Government’s response, Council at its meeting on 15 September 2014 resolved to assert its position that it does not agree with forced amalgamations, requested a meeting with the Minister for Local Government and proposed a community information meeting be held to gauge the community’s views. This report will outline key details of the FFF package and outcomes of the community information meeting held on Wednesday 8 October 2014. Also, it will recommend Council determine its formal response to the FFF package.

 

Background

 

In response to the release of the NSW Government’s Fit for the Future (FFF) package on 10 September 2014, Council at its meeting on 15 September resolved that:-

 

1.   Council asserts its previous position that it does not agree with forced amalgamations;

 

2.   The General Manager organise a community meeting in early October 2014 to discuss this Plan and gauge the community’s views; and

 

3.   Council request a meeting with the Minister for Local Government, the Hon. Paul Toole as soon as possible to discuss the options available to Lane Cove Council.

 

Fit for the Future Package

 

The FFF process involves councils (excluding those in the Far West) submitting FFF proposals by 30 June 2015.

 

After 30 June 2015, a panel will be established to assess proposals with implementation commencing in October 2015. Mergers are expected to be completed by September 2016.

 

No targets for council numbers have been specified, however FFF proposals have to meet the criteria that reads “Has the scale and capacity consistent with the recommendations of the Independent Panel”. In terms of scale and capacity, the Independent Review Panel recommends that Lane Cove merge with Hunters Hills, Mosman, North Sydney, Willoughby and the eastern part of Ryde Council. In fact, the Independent Review panel recommends a reduction in the number of Councils in the Sydney Metropolitan area from 41 to around 15 Councils.

 


According to the NSW Government, FFF councils will have access to funding and support to make the structural changes necessary and benefits including:

·      access to a State borrowing facility;

·     access to a streamlined IPART process for setting rates;

·     priority access to State funding and other grants;

·     more flexibility with procurement;

·     simplified reporting; and

·     eligibility for additional planning powers.

 

Proposed funding from the State Government will roll out in three tranches:

(i)    Unspecified funding to provide councils with expert assistance in responding to the package, a one stop shop, facilitators and technical support;

 

(ii)   From Financial Year 2015/16, approximately $300m is available for:-

·     $258m for those councils merging;

·     $13m for local transition committees;

·     $5.3m for new Joint Organisations; and

·     $4m for small rural councils for “innovation” (detail yet to be released).

 

(iii)  The Government is also estimating $600m in savings to councils through cheaper finance
(via a Government-run finance authority managed by TCorp) for those councils who are judged FFF. 

 

Should Lane Cove merge with the four (4) other councils as recommended by the Local Government Review Panel, the new organisation would receive $13.5 million from the State Government on being constituted.

 

Other changes as part of the package of reforms include:-

·      A new Local Government Act to be phased in from 2016/17 that will focus on Integrated Planning and Reporting;

·      A new role for the NSW Auditor-General i.e. assuming responsibility for Council audits;

·      A review of the rating system;

·      Greater clarity on the roles and responsibilities of mayors and general managers; and

·      A review of the regulatory burden on councils.

 

It is understood that rate pegging is not being abolished, but councils judged fit for the future will receive more flexibility. An overview of the Fit for the Future package is at AT-1. Additionally, a detailed analysis of the Minister’s response to the Independent Review Panel recommendations and Council’s previous response to the recommendations is at AT-2. The position of Local Government NSW is also outlined within AT-2.

 

Discussion

 

It is considered that Lane Cove Council is an effective and sustainable Council underpinned by the following, which are consistent with many of the Essential Elements of an Effective System of Local Government (outlined on pg 31 of the Final Report of the Independent Government Review Panel):-

 

·    An autonomous, sustainable and inclusive community;

·    A strong sense of community among our residents and businesses;

 

·    A strong financial position with ongoing operational surpluses and no debt servicing;

·    2012 TCorp financial sustainability assessment of sound, the highest of all NSROC councils despite Lane Cove being the second smallest in the region;

·    Ongoing increasing rating revenues as a result of the NSW Metropolitan Strategy 30 percent growth target in dwellings for Lane Cove by 2031;

·    High quality community facilities including a modern 3000m2 library (with the highest borrowings per capita in NSW) and a regional standard aquatic centre and gymnasium;

·    Adoption of a long term Major Projects Strategy to self fund new infrastructure for the Municipality including recreational, transport / parking and cultural facilities, providing ongoing commercial returns on Council assets;

·    Strong focus on asset management strategies;

·    The 2013 DLG Local Government Infrastructure Audit Report gave Council a moderate asset rating and indentified a relatively low per capita infrastructure backlog; and

·    A functional and strategic Council which is responsive to the needs and changes in the community.

 

In terms of the criteria and benchmarks required for Fit for the Future, Council meets all of the NSW Government’s financial sustainability criteria (except the Debt Service Ratio benchmark of greater than 0 and less than 20% as it carries no debt). The criteria and benchmarks outlined in the FFF package and Lane Cove Council’s positive performance against each of the targets are as follows:

 

Criteria

Benchmarks

Years

 

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

Sustainability

Operating Performance Ratio (greater or equal to break-even average over 3 years)

3.16

4.06

5.13

Own Source Revenue Ratio (greater than 60% average over 3 years)

72.48%

63.98%

61.32%

Building and Infrastructure Asset Renewal Ratio (greater than 100% average over 3 years)

135%

179%

224%

Effective Infrastructure and Service Management

Infrastructure Backlog Ratio (less than 2%)

4.05%

3.07%

1.89%

Asset Maintenance Ratio (greater than 100% average over 3 years)

135%

121%

136%

Debt Service Ratio (greater than 0 and less than or equal to 20% average over 3 years)

0%

0%

 

0%

 

Efficiency

Real Operating Expenditure per capita over time (to be defined by NSW Government)

 

 

 

 

Community Response

 

In regard to the Community Information Meeting held on Wednesday 8 October 2014, around 100 residents were in attendance receiving presentations from the Mayor Councillor Brooks-Horn and Council’s General Manager. The overwhelming response from the community at the event was to strongly support Council’s position to oppose forced amalgamations. The community is concerned that any amalgamation in the form proposed by the Independent Review Panel will not achieve the objectives desired and result in the loss of local democracy and representation, diminution of access to Councillors and staff, loss of the sense of community and concerns about the responsiveness and impact on efficiencies in service delivery and provision of infrastructure.

 

It is understood that the four (4) other Councils and communities earmarked to merge with Lane Cove shares similar concerns and are also opposed to the proposed amalgamations. NSROC will be formally considering its position and response at its next Board Meeting on 16 October 2014.

 

Conclusion

 

It is considered that Council is an effective and sustainable Council in its own right, meeting the financial criteria set by the NSW Government as well as being assessed by TCorp in 2012 as being in a sound financial position. The community has voiced its concerns about the potential loss of local democracy, access to Council and sense of community as well as effectiveness of service delivery and response, in the event that Council amalgamates with our neighbouring councils. Notwithstanding, Council needs to determine its response to the Fit for the Future package proposed by the NSW Government.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That Council:-

1.   Receive and note the Report; and

2.   Determine its formal response to the NSW Government’s Fit for the Future package.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Dalli

Executive Manager - Corporate Services

Corporate Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1 View

Local Government Reform in New South Wales - Presentation on Becoming Fit for the Future

20 Pages

 

AT‑2 View

NSW Government's Response to the Recommendations of the Independent Local Government Review Panel

18 Pages

 

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting 13 October 2014

Tender Negotiations for Construction of Recreational Community Facility (Scout Hall and Amenities Block) at Blackman Park

 

 

Subject:          Tender Negotiations for Construction of Recreational Community Facility (Scout Hall and Amenities Block) at Blackman Park    

Record No:     SU5138 - 60501/14

Division:         General Managers Unit

Author(s):       Tony Fazio 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report provides the results of post tender negotiations with respect of the construction of the Recreational Facility at Blackman Park, and recommends the acceptance of a renegotiated price by Australian Prestressing Services Pty Ltd (APS).

 

Background

 

At the Ordinary Meeting of 21 July 2014 Council, in deciding to reject all tenders, resolved in part to “authorise the General Manager to conduct negotiations with all Tenderers and a further report be submitted to Council outlining the result of the negotiations.”

 

Prior to reporting to the August 2014 Ordinary Meeting, it appeared likely that Project Corp Australia P/L (PCA) were best placed to be awarded the contract subject to Council minimising its transactional risks and subject to a review of the renegotiated bid. At that meeting Council resolved to:-

 

1.   Engage Project Corp Australia L/P to construct the new Recreational Sporting and Community Facility at Blackman Park subject to a review of the renegotiated bid of $2.45 million Excl GST; subject to Council minimising its transactional risks associated with awarding the contract to Project Corp;

 

2.   Authorise the General Manager to review of the renegotiated bid for optimum cost and program delivery;

 

3.   Authorise the General Manager to enter into a contract with Project Corp Australia L/P for the construction of the facility; and

 

4.   Adjust the budget for the project to $1.8M

 

Discussion

 

The negotiated bid included the nomination by Council of Australian Prestressing Services (APS) to undertake the piling and slab construction, who had submitted a substantially cheaper price for this component. APS have recently successfully completed the sportsfield substructure at Blackman Park and were leveraging their site knowledge to achieve the saving.

 

Since the August Council meeting, it has become clear in negotiations with Project Corp Australia Pty Ltd (PCA) that they no longer wished to utilise APS under a nominated subcontractor arrangement and the savings including savings anticipated from the engagement of the nominated subcontractor APS, for the base slab and below ground works, were not achievable. The result being that the revised project budget was not achievable.

 

As a result APS were invited to confirm prices to extend the scope of their work for the base slab and below ground works to lock up stage inclusive of hydraulic, electrical services and long span roofing.

Technically APS are already contracted for the most difficult part of the project involving the ground preparation and gas mitigation works, pile boring through the old tipsite and the base slab.  Once completed, the erection of a steel framed building incorporating toilets, change rooms and kitchens etc is standard building construction.

 

The remaining works were costed based on the QS estimates for the project and based on this, Council’s existing project cost estimate is achievable. The completion of these works (internal fitout) will be progressed either through negotiation with APS of project managed by Council through the engagement of specialist subcontractors from Council’s preferred suppliers.

 

Attached as AT-1 is a copy of the layout on which negotiations have been undertaken and approved by the Scouts Association of Australia NSW) Branch late August 2014. These changes predominantly related to the expansion of the main hall to make the hall more multi-purpose in return for Council’s increased contribution. However, Scouts NSW have recently indicated they are currently exploring making an additional contribution of $300,000, representing 50% of the cost increase of the hall component, in order to revert to the original design. If this occurs, the construction program can accommodate this, provided the change is made by 15 October. NSW Scouts have undertaken to respond prior to this date.

 

Conclusion

 

Given APS will complete the most difficult part of the project it is recommended that APS be engaged to undertake the project to lock up stage including all electrical and hydraulic works. The completion of the remaining works (internal fitout) will be progressed either through negotiation with APS or project managed by Council through the engagement of specialist subcontractors from Council’s preferred suppliers, for a total cost within the approved budget of $2.45 million. Council’s risk of expenditure overrun increases by adopting this approach, however it presents the best opportunity for the project to be delivered within budget.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That:-

1.   Council Engage Australian Prestressing Services P/L to undertake the project to lock up stage including all electrical and hydraulic works subject to the renegotiated bid of $1,670,675 excluding GST but inclusive of the substructure works;

2.   The completion of the project be progressed either through negotiation with Australian Prestressing Services P/L or project managed by Council through the engagement of specialist subcontractors; and

3.   Council authorise the General Manager to enter into a contract with Australian Prestressing Services P/L for the construction of the facility to lock up stage.

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Wrightson

General Manager

General Managers Unit

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1 View

Approved Revised Layout Plan

1 Page

 

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting 13 October 2014

Road Closure for Part lot 101 DP 1013285 Behind 296 Burns Bay Road

 

 

Subject:          Road Closure for Part lot 101 DP 1013285 Behind 296 Burns Bay Road    

Record No:     SU5440 - 57704/14

Division:         General Managers Unit

Author(s):       John  Lee 

 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report updates Council on the public consultation process to close the section of road at the rear of 296 Burns Bay Road, being part Lot 101 DP 1013285, created by the subdivision of land under DP 1013285. 

 

Background

 

At its Ordinary Meeting on 15 October 2012 Council resolved to “lodge a formal application and proceed with the public notification to close part of Lot 101 DP 1013285 …. for vesting in Council and that a further report be submitted to Council outlining the submissions received with respect to the proposed road closure.”

 

Discussion

 

In addition to information letters sent to 18 property owners in the immediate vicinity of the proposed road closure and to relevant government agencies, public notification in accordance with the requirements of the NSW Trade and Investment Crown Lands Division was placed in the North Shore Times, with a 6 week notification period.

 

Individual Responses

 

Council received an objection from the owners of 296 Burns Bay Road.  Council is in the process of compulsory acquiring this property, with gazettal of the acquisition likely to occur mid November 2014.  The objection understandably addressed concerns over continued access and the retention of existing easements whilst they retained ownership.

 

Gazettal of the proposed road closure is unlikely to occur prior to gazettal of the property acquisition.  The current owners have been assured that in the event of the proposed road closure being effected prior to the date of gazettal, the closed road lot would retain all existing encumbrances, some of which will lapse on gazettal.  Whilst their objection had merit, the matters raised would have been addressed, if required.

 

Public Authority Responses

 

Telstra

 

Telstra raise no objection to the proposed road closure provided that their services are relocated in the associated proposed new road reserve at Council’s cost, noting that this also removes the existing restrictions associated with easements for services.

 

Jemena – Gas Infrastructure

 

Jemena have advised that currently they have no gas mains located in this roadway and therefore have no objection to the road closure.

 


Ausgrid

 

Ausgrid have advised that they have underground electricity assets located within the land earmarked for road closure.  These assets comprise two high voltage feeder cables that are critical to the supply of the existing substation located within Lot 103 of DP 1013285. They have no objection to the road closure and associated relinquishment of easements and rights-of-carriageway provided the relocation of the existing feeder cables into the proposed new roadway at Council’s cost.  The relocation of services will form part of the proposed road works

 

RMS

 

The RMS have advised that they have no objection to the road closure

 

Heritage Environment and Land Management – APA Group

 

The APA Group (East Australia Pipelines) have raised no objection to the proposed road closure.

 

Legislation

 

Part 4 Division 1 of the Roads Act sets out the legislative process to be followed.  This public notification phase and consideration of submissions concludes the requirements of Section 35 and 36 of that Act.

 

The formal application to the Minister to gazette the road closure is then made through the NSW Trade and Investment Crown Lands Division.

 

It is noted that pursuant to Section 43, the land forming part of a former public road is classified as operational land for the purposes of the Local Government Act unless, before it becomes vested, the Council resolves that it is community land.  In this instance the appropriate classification is operational land as it will in time be amalgamated with adjacent operational land.

 

Conclusion

 

The public notification phase for closing a public road has identified that provided that:-

a)   Access and structural support are maintained by way of easements in favour of 296 Burns Bay Road should the road closure predate the compulsory acquisition;

b)   Easements for services are provided until they are no longer needed; and

c)   Existing services located within the proposed closed road lot are relocated within the new road reserve,

then there are no valid objections to the proposed road closure.

 

Accordingly it is recommended that Council consents to the proposed road closure and to make application to the Minister to gazette the closure of public road being part lot 101 DP 1013285 as set out in AT-1.


 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:-

1.   Consents to the proposed closure of public road at the rear of 296 Burns Bay Road, being part lot 101 DP 1013285 as set out in AT-1 with the eastern boundaries to be clearly identified by survey;

2.   Maintain existing easements and encumbrances on the title of the proposed closed road lot until no longer required;

3.   Make application to the Minister to gazette this closure of public road;

4.   Classify the closed road part Lot 101 DP1013285, Operational Land; and

5.   Advise the owners of 296 Burns Bay Road of Council’s decision.

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Wrightson

General Manager

General Managers Unit

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1 View

Plan for Proposed Closure of Public Road - Rear of 296 Burns Bay Road

1 Page

 

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting 13 October 2014

Rosenthal Avenue Car Park - Proposed Changes to Parking Restrictions

 

 

Subject:          Rosenthal Avenue Car Park - Proposed Changes to Parking Restrictions    

Record No:     SU4513 - 60032/14

Division:         Open Space and Urban Services Division

Author(s):       Tim Sullivan; Wayne Rylands 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report reviews the parking turnover, analyses the data and makes a number of recommendations for Rosenthal Avenue car park based on parking sensor data and identified parking trends. The changes are intended to improve utilisation of the car park and create more parking opportunities for visitors to Lane Cove town centre, particularly in light of the current construction activity and some loss of existing public parking spaces. These proposed changes will complement other parking initiatives proposed for the town centre, which are briefly summarised in this report.

 

Background

 

The recent closure of the Little Lane car park has increased pressure for parking in the Lane Cove town centre. Birdwood Avenue long stay car park is also soon to become unavailable (current lease expires on 25 October 2014), as the current owners have a development approval and have requested that Council vacate the site.

 

Therefore, it is imperative that Council consider ways to better utilise the remaining parking stock in the town centre. One of the best opportunities to do so is in the Rosenthal Avenue car park. Due to its relatively large size (164 regular parking bays), close proximity to the Plaza and at grade access it is a prime parking location. It also has the benefit of being equipped with parking sensors which enable Council to monitor utilisation trends.

 

Council resolved at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 18 August 2014 resolved:-

 “…

1.      Incorporate into Council’s pending traffic and parking study report as soon as possible, details of the usage patterns for Rosenthal car park, specifically the vehicle turnover rate;

2.      Consider the parking time limits in the Rosenthal car park, based on the report;

3.      Send letters to all developers currently or in the future working in the Lane Cove CBD requesting that their employees, contractors and consulting staff use the developers' premises for parking as soon as those premises can accommodate vehicle parking; and

4.      ...Include in the proposed traffic and parking study consideration on existing street parking conditions that would include the following information:-

a)    What resident parking restrictions are existing, include their location and cost to residents;

b)    What options are available to extend street parking, including possible locations; and

c)    The consideration of an additional permit that would be applicable to employees and / or employers from the Lane Cove CBD.”

 

This report provides recommendations based on the available parking sensor data in the car park and Council’s wider objectives for parking in the town centre.

 

 

Discussion

 

Parking data was collated from the parking sensors in Rosenthal Avenue for three (3) consecutive Tuesdays between 16 – 30 September 2014 to determine the average stay and average vehicle turnover for the 164 regular parking bays in the car park. The data was cleaned to remove anomalies caused by the builder’s site compound and the like. The data was also disaggregated so that data for the 41 x 1P spaces and 123 x 3P spaces could be analysed separately. A summary of the results is shown in the Table below.

 

The 6 x disabled spaces were not included in the data analysis as disabled parking permit holders are subject to different parking restrictions. The Seniors parking spaces are split between the 1P and 3P parking areas and have not been considered separately in this report. It is not proposed to change the Seniors parking restrictions.

 

Restriction

No. of spaces

Average Stay

Turnover per bay per day

Turnover per bay per hr

1P

41

45 minutes

16

1.6

3P

123

85 minutes

10

1

 

Data Analysis

 

It can be seen from the table that in 1P spaces people stay on average for 45 minutes and during a business day on average 16 individual parking manoeuvres are undertaken per space.

 

In 3P spaces people stay on average for 85 minutes and during a business day on average 10 individual parking manoeuvres are undertaken per space.

 

The parking sensor data also reveals that, excluding anomalies, only 100 parking stays per day (out of an average of 1,886 vehicle stays per day) show an average stay longer than 120 minutes (2 hours) in the Rosenthal car park.

 

Parking Time Limit Changes

 

It is proposed to retain the existing 41 x 1P spaces to be retained to service short shopping trips.

 

It is recommended that 78 3P spaces be retained (down from 123) to service the demand for longer stays for long appointments, multi-purpose visits and the like. The other 45 3P spaces are proposed to be converted to 2P parking. These spaces are located on the eastern side of the central aisle (bay numbers 48-81) and on the south western edge of the car park (bay numbers 123-133).  Based on the average turnover of 13 vehicles per day in 2P spaces, the change from 3P to 2P would result in an additional 135 parking opportunities per day.

 

In summary, it is proposed that Rosenthal Avenue car park should comprise the following:

 

78 x 3P parking spaces

45 x 2P parking spaces

41 x 1P spaces

6 x disabled spaces

TOTAL 170 spaces

 

The proposed changes are detailed further in AT-1. They have been configured in a way that is logical for the user to understand and can be signposted easily on the ground. 1P, Senior and Disabled parking is closest to the shops and Plaza, with time limits for parking gradually increasing the further it is away from the commercial centre of Lane Cove.

 

Sunday Parking Restrictions

 

On a typical Sunday, the parking spaces in Rosenthal Avenue car park experience an average turnover of only eight (8) vehicles per day. This compares with 45 minute and 85 minute average stay during the working week for 1P and 3P parking respectively.

 

To improve turnover and parking opportunities on a Sunday and to reflect the fact that many businesses in Lane Cove now operate on a Sunday, it is proposed to extend 6am-6pm restrictions to Sundays, to make the restrictions uniform across the week.

 

Long Stay Business Parking

 

The long stay car park at 11-13 Birdwood Avenue which Council has leased from the RMS will become unavailable when the lease ceases on 25 October 2014 due to pending redevelopment of the site. There are 38 long stay parking spaces in this car park and observations show that their is high demand for all day (worker) parking in Lane Cove town centre.

 

When Council considered the original report on parking options leading up to the closure of the Little Lane Car Park at its Meeting of 21 October 2013, one option proposed was the construction of car parking in Cox’s Lane. It did not proceed as an option at that time as it was not in proximity to the Aquatic Centre. This proposal would involve the construction of approximately 33 car spaces in Cox’s Lane on the grass verge between Sutherland Street and Finlayson Street. The cost to construct the parking is approximately $100,000. With the relocation of the parking meter from Birdwood Avenue, the cost would be partially offset as it generates approximately $16,000 per year. The car spaces would be capable of being converted in the future for possible road widening.

 

Council has received a number of enquiries from nearby residents concerned about the site being used for the temporary parking of construction vehicles and Council’s long term plans for the area. Over the past 12 months work crews from the utilities have been upgrading the infrastructure in the area and have utilised the space and following this, with the amount of construction activity occurring in Finlayson Street, construction vehicles have been allowed to park on the area, as worker’s vehicles were clogging the Rosenthal Avenue Car Park.  The area has been referred to as a park, and whilst it does provide a green space with mature trees, it is actually road reserve for the possible future road widening of Cox’s Lane. A pocket park with play equipment is available further down Cox’s Lane.

 

To date Council has not informed nearby residents of this option and therefore it is recommended information be sent to residents outlining the works.

 

Other Parking Changes in the Town Centre

 

To offset the temporary reduction in town centre parking as a result of the Little Lane development, a number of parking initiatives that have already been implemented:-

·    17 additional parking spaces secured at 69 Longueville Road for public use at the weekend; and

·    Relocation of 34 Council staff parking to 69 and 71 Longueville Road to free up 34 spaces in the Council Chambers car park for public use during the working week.

 

In addition, Council has now finalised negotiations with the Management of the Aquatic Centre and a temporary car park is now proposed with 27 additional 2P parking spaces within the Aquatic Centre grounds, to be located where the site sheds for the recent renovations have been. Restrictions would apply 8am-6pm every day. These spaces will be available late November, 2014.

 

Staff will continue to monitor parking within the Town Centre.

The community will be informed of the changes to parking arrangements via Council’s website, eNewsletter and on site signage.

 

Conclusion

 

In response to reductions in available parking in Lane Cove town centre, it is proposed that Council adopt the following recommendations:-

·    Review parking restrictions and operating hours in Rosenthal Avenue car park as detailed in this report;

·    Create 33 additional 10P metered parking spaces on Coxs Lane to compensate for the loss of the car park at 11-13 Birdwood Avenue; and

·    Create 27 additional 2P parking spaces within the grounds of the Aquatic Centre, with access from Phoenix St.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:-

1.   Implement changes to parking restrictions and operating hours in Rosenthal Avenue Car Park as detailed in this report and shown in AT-1;

2.   Create 33 additional metered 10P parking spaces on Coxs Lane to compensate for the loss of the car park at 11-13 Birdwood Avenue;

3.   Create 27 temporary additional 2P parking spaces within the grounds of the Aquatic Centre, with access from Phoenix St; and

4.   Inform the Lane Cove community of the changes to the parking in the town centre.

 

 

 

 

 

Wayne Rylands

Executive Manager

Open Space and Urban Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1 View

Rosenthal Avenue car park plan AT-1

1 Page

 

AT‑2 View

Coxs Lane road widening stage 1 - AT-2

1 Page

 

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting 13 October 2014

Local Traffic Committee Meeting September 2014

 

 

Subject:          Local Traffic Committee Meeting September 2014    

Record No:     SU1326 - 60394/14

Division:         Open Space and Urban Services Division

Author(s):       Sashika Young 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting was held on Tuesday, 16 September 2014.  The Agenda is included as AT-1.  The Traffic Committee recommendations are shown in the Minutes of the Meeting, included as AT-2.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council adopt the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting held on Tuesday, 16 September 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wayne Rylands

Executive Manager

Open Space and Urban Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1 View

AGENDA - Traffic Committee - 16 September 2014

14 Pages

 

AT‑2 View

MINUTES - Traffic Committee - September 2014

6 Pages

 

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting 13 October 2014

Policy on Payment of Expenses and Facilities to Councillors

 

 

Subject:          Policy on Payment of Expenses and Facilities to Councillors    

Record No:     SU834 - 51123/14

Division:         Corporate Services Division

Author(s):       Kirsty Fleming 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The purpose of this report is to undertake a review of Council’s Policy on Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to Councillors, as required by the Local Government Act 1993.  

 

Discussion

 

Section 252-253 of the Local Government Act 1993, requires a Council to annually review its policy concerning the payment of expenses and provision of facilities to Councillors, give public notice for 28 days of the intention to adopt the policy where there are substantial changes to the Policy proposed and submit the adopted policy to the Office of Local Government by 30 November each year. 

 

Since the adoption of the policy last year, no amendments have been made to the policy and therefore there is no requirement for community consultation. The current policy is shown attached as AT-1.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council adopt the Policy on the Payment of Expenses and Provision of facilities to Councillors dated 19 August 2013 and send a copy of the Policy to the Office of Local Government.

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Dalli

Executive Manager - Corporate Services

Corporate Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1 View

Draft Policy on Payment of Expenses and Facilities to Councillors

6 Pages

 

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting 13 October 2014

Council Meeting Schedule - 2014 and 2015

 

 

Subject:          Council Meeting Schedule - 2014 and 2015    

Record No:     SU1915 - 50465/13

Division:         Corporate Services Division

Author(s):       Kirsty Fleming 

 

 

 

The Ordinary Council Meeting Schedule for the remainder of 2014 and 2015 is proposed as follows:-

 

Monday 27 October 2014

Monday 17 November 2014

Monday 8 December 2014

Monday 16 February 2015

Monday 16 March 2015

Monday 20 April 2015

Monday 18 May 2015

Monday 15 June 2015

Monday 20 July 2015

Monday 17 August 2015

Monday 21 September 2015

Monday 19 October 2015

Monday 16 November 2015

Monday 14 December 2015

 

No meetings are scheduled for January 2015.

If required an Inspection Committee will meet on the Saturday preceding the Ordinary Council Meeting.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That the Council Meeting Schedule for the remainder of 2014 and 2015 be adopted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Dalli

Executive Manager - Corporate Services

Corporate Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

  


Ordinary Council Meeting 13 October 2014

Meet the Neighbours Report

 

 

Subject:          Meet the Neighbours Report    

Record No:     SU4985 - 60396/14

Division:         Human Services Division

Author(s):       Corinne Dickinson 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council held its first Meet the Neighbours event on Saturday 27 September in Helen Street Reserve, Lane Cove North.  Over 200 people attended the event which ran from 1pm – 4pm. The event attracted young families who took advantage of the free children’s activities as well as a wider section of the community who enjoyed a special live screening of the AFL Grand Final.  The event highlighted considerations for future Meet the Neighbour activities including entertainment for the wider community; access for suppliers; school holiday timing; opportunities for the community BBQ and marketing opportunities.  This report proposes that the next event be held in March 2015 to coincide with the National Neighbour Day celebrations. This timing will assist in raising the profile of the activities for future promotion as well as utilisation of more cost-effective advertising.

 

Background

 

Meet the Neighbours was established to promote a closeness within the community and enhance Council’s community consultation practices. The event series also complements the Love Where You Live campaign which aims to promote community pride and celebrate Lane Cove as a great place to live, workshop and play.

 

At its August meeting Council agreed to host the first Meet the Neighbour event in Helen Street Reserve, Lane Cove North on Saturday 27 September. The format was to be a three hour event from 1pm – 4pm with the wet weather venue to be Meeting House. It was requested that a report come back to Council following the first event which includes recommendations for subsequent neighbourhood events.

 

The event was promoted to the community via a paid advertisement in the North Shore Times, an electronic newsletter (opened by 2,500 people), a letterbox drop to 1500 residences, on-site banners as well as listing on Council’s website and via social media. The only paid distribution method was the advertising in the North Shore Times which cost $1,500 for a one off advertisement.    

 

Over 200 people attended the event on the day, 70% of which were families with young children. The on-site play equipment was heavily utilised along with the free jumping castle and facepainting. Based on previous event numbers there was only one facepainter however this resulted in queues for the facepainting throughout the afternoon.

 

The event coincided with the Sydney Swans in the AFL Grand Final and as such a live screening of the match was shown on the big temporary screen. This provided atmosphere for older children and adults who were able to share in the experience of the Grand Final. Just prior to the match starting the Mayor of Lane Cove welcomed the community to the event and thanked local artist Kasia Jacquot for completing the public artwork on the newly installed ping pong table. Residents were encouraged to approach their Councillors and in particular the West Ward Councillors who represent that particular area of the community.

 

A community BBQ was run in conjunction with the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s September Big Aussie Barbie campaign. Council donated the resources for the BBQ and as a result $500 was raised by the community for the charity. One member of the community did contact Council post-event to raise their concerns about the BBQ not being free. 

 

Chairs and tables were set up with some residents also bringing their own picnic rugs. The reserve was a suitable size for ensuring a balance between passive and active pursuits with most people staying for at least an hour with the busiest time being 2pm – 3pm. 

 

An information stand featured promotional material for upcoming events, existing consultations and Council resources. Free Love Where You Play drink bottles and Frisbees were distributed amongst the attendees.

 

The event cost was approximately $4,750 in total, approximately $1,000 of which was covered via the Love Where You Live campaign as the purpose is closely aligned.

 

Discussion

 

The first Meet the Neighbour event successfully reached over 200 residents whom represented a section of the community who may not have otherwise engaged with Council.  It was evident that the format of the event series worked and that the location drew the majority of attendees from the areas immediately surrounding the reserve. As Lane Cove North is densely populated it was easier to reach a larger volume of residents via a letterbox drop and therefore future locations where this is not the case will need to involve more time in delivering promotional material.

 

The cost of the North Shore Times advertisement was approximately one-third of the overall budget for the event. It is suggested that in future Council utilise more cost-effective options such as free advertising in Council’s quarterly newsletter. It is hoped that the community emphasis of the event may result in editorial coverage rather than paid advertising.

To assist in raising the profile of the event series it is proposed to hold the next event in March 2015 to coincide with National Neighbour Day. This would then help raise awareness of the series and provide a sufficient lead time to undertake cost-effective promotion via school newsletters and the quarterly newsletter. The remainder of 2014 already involves a series of community and Christmas events and this is followed by the summer school holidays.

The location of the event is important as the size of the park and access to suppliers is crucial to provide quality activities for the community. Access for the inclusion of the large screen is also important.  A positive atmosphere provided by the presence of the screen at the first event whereby a broad cross-section of the community stayed to watch the screen.

It is suggested that a local community group benefit from the running of a BBQ on-site. The positive response to the BBQ on the day suggests that the community does not expect it to be free and can in turn give back to their community through a fundraising BBQ hosted by a local community group, school or association.

Entertainment was more appealing to young children. This could be enhanced by the addition of a shared experience with family such as a kindi farm. For larger events two facepainters or simplified designers may be required to avoid the lengthy delays. It was clear that the existing play equipment was important as was the presence of the screen for the adults who were able to sit back and relax. Those who brought picnics clearly had intended to stay and watch the screen for the duration of the afternoon.

The opportunity to speak to the community was timed well with the AFL game. If at future events there is not the opportunity for a short speech at the peak of the event, a presence in the Love Where You Live tent can be maintained to facilitate the consultation aspect of the event. 


Conclusion

 

The format of the first Meet the Neighbours event was a success with future events to seek increased attendance through use of additional free promotional channels, a community organisation running a fundraising BBQ, promotion of the big screen, reduced advertising spend to result in provision of Kindi farm or similar, and alignment with National Neighbour Day.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive and note the report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jane Gornall

Executive Manager - Human Services

Human Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

 


Ordinary Council Meeting 13 October 2014

Market Square Car Park Operations - Further Report

 

 

Subject:          Market Square Car Park Operations - Further Report    

Record No:     SU4210 - 57732/14

Division:         General Managers Unit

Author(s):       John  Lee 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report relates to further information requested on the usage and revenue for specific periods in the Market Square Car Park previously requested by Council.

 

Background

At its Ordinary Meeting on 21 July 2014, Council resolved in part that a further report be prepared for Council which includes:-

“4.     a)  Comparative entry and exit flow data for the months of January, March, April, May and June 2013 and 2014;

b)   For the dates Thursday 26 June, Friday 27 June, Saturday 28 June and three (3) dates in July 2014 that include two (2) Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, data that illustrates:-

i)    Number of in and out flows by hour for the dates selected; and

ii)    Amount of revenue collected per hour for the dates referred to above”

 

Discussion

 

AT-1 and AT-2 are the monthly comparison reports on vehicles entering the Market Square car park and revenue received respectively.  These reports (expanded to view the monthly statistics for each month over a 3 year period) cover the period between October 2011 and end of September 2014.  As the reporting period ends in September, the months between January and September represent the later of the reporting periods.  By way of example, in the 2013/14 period, January and September is 2014 data whilst October to December is 2013 data.

 

AT-3 provides more detailed information for specific dates, comparing the rate of arrivals. departures and revenue accumulated by the hour of day.

 

Comment

 

In conjunction with additional cameras, and modifications to the software delays at the exit have been reduced.

 

On Sunday 14 September 2014, an errant driver failing to stop at the boom gate caused significant damage to the monitor, boom gate mechanism, bollards and a parked car.  Replacement equipment will be installed as soon as practical.

 

The data provided in this report demonstrates that the car park operates efficiently processing over 106,000 vehicles in a month or 3,500 vehicles each day with peak hourly rates of 360 vehicles per hour and up to 10 vehicles per minute.  With the influence of school pick up in the afternoon, around 100 vehicles i.e. 1/3 of the car park leaves in a 10 minute period.  The system continues to outperform a ticket based system which has an exit capacity of 260 vehicle per hour, or approximately 4-5 vehicles per minute.

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive and note the report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Wrightson

General Manager

General Managers Unit

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1 View

Vehicle Entries Per Month

1 Page

 

AT‑2 View

Revenue Per Month

1 Page

 

AT‑3 View

Analysis of Daily Figures

16 Pages

 

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting 13 October 2014

Delvena Women's Refuge

 

 

Subject:          Delvena Women's Refuge    

Record No:     SU129 - 56833/14

Division:         Human Services Division

Author(s):       Carol Sinclair 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

At the Council meeting of 18 August 2014 Council resolved to request a report regarding the future of Delvena Women’s Refuge. Delvena has previously been managed by the organisation   ‘Domestic Violence NSW Management Services’. 

 

In February 2013 the NSW Government introduced the Going Home Staying Home Reforms (GHSH) with the aim of reducing homelessness.  Further details of these reforms are attached as AT-1 and AT-2.  As a specialist homeless service Domestic Violence NSW Management Services was required to tender for funding under new reforms.

 

Mission Australia in partnership with the Manly Warringah Women’s Resource Centre successfully tendered for this region and now have the responsibility for running Delvena. Assurance has been given that Delvena will remain a refuge for women and children escaping domestic violence.

 

Introduction

 

The Going Home Staying Home Reform Plan outlines five (5) reform strategies:-

·      Designing services better;

·      Making it easier to access services;

·      Improving planning and resource allocation;

·      Developing the homelessness sector and workforce; and

·      Better ways of contracting to deliver quality and continuous improvement.

 

The reforms are designed to make specialist homelessness services easier to access and to deliver a better balance between early intervention, crisis and post-crisis support.  They also mark a policy shift from focus on support to focus on prevention.

 

In order to implement the reforms all existing Specialist Homeless Services (SHS) were required to tender for the for new specialist homelessness service packages.  Five (5) service packages were available for tender in the northern Sydney area:-

·    Two (2) for Youth;

·    Two (2) for generalist homeless services (single men, single women and families); and

·    One (1) for early intervention.

 

Refuges for women and children escaping domestic violence came under the generalist homelessness services.

 

Mission Australia, in partnership with the Manly Warringah Women’s Resource Centre (MWWRC) successfully tendered for funding to manage one of two generalist homeless services in the lower north shore and northern Sydney regions.  This includes refuges for women and children escaping domestic violence.

 

Discussion

 

On Thursday 4 September Council’s Manager, Community Services met with the CEO of the Manly Warringah Women’s Resource Centre (MWWRC) to seek clarification about the future direction of the Delvena Women’s Refuge.  Also at the meeting were representatives from North Sydney Council, Relationships Australia, Health Promotion LNS Northern Sydney Local Health District, Women and Domestic Violence and Court Advocacy and Support and Catholic Care, all members of the Lower North Shore Domestic Violence Network.

 

Mission Australia are the lead agency in the partnership and they have asked the Manly Warringah Women’s Resource Centre (MWWRC) to manage the Delvena Women’s Refuge as well as the women’s refuges already in their portfolio. The MWWRC is a well established service and is responsible for running a number of refuges for women in addition to managing the Northern Beaches Family Support Service and the Domestic Violence Service.  It is funded by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services. 

 

The Domestic Violence Service (provides crisis accommodation and case management for women and children escaping domestic violence and includes subsidiary services such as counselling, information, advice, advocacy, referral and support. The Northern Beaches Family Support Service provides a case management service for families needing intensive support to enhance the relationships between family members to ensure children and young people are safe and well cared for.  Brochures for these services are attached as AT-3 and AT-4.

 

Prior to the new reform Delvena was managed by Domestic Violence NSW Management Services.  The site where Delvena is, is owned by Housing NSW and the property is managed by LINK Housing. When the new tenders were announced, the staff at Delvena were terminated by Domestic Violence NSW on 31 August.  Family and Community Services have provided transitional funds from 1 July until 1 November and Mission Australia are temporarily staffing the refuge until 1 November when MWWRC will begin its contract to manage the unit. During this transition period MWWRC are on hand to provide advice and support to the Mission Australia staff.  MWWRC are currently recruiting new staff and have encouraged the previous Delvena staff to apply.

 

Assurances have been made that Delvena will continue to operate as a refuge for women with children escaping domestic violence.  In response to concerns raised by a Lane Cove resident regarding the possibility that donations made to Delvena would be distributed elsewhere assurance was given that all donations made to Delvena would remain for the use of women and children accessing that service only.

 

The CEO explained that there is very limited storage at Delvena so it is sometimes difficult to receive a lot of donations. She suggested that donating larger items to St Vincent de Paul’s was a good option as when the women leave all of their furniture is sourced from there. She also suggested gift vouchers (Coles Myer/Target) are always welcome as they enable the women to purchase their own new clothes.  She also gave examples where some community groups wishing to donate ask what the women want and provide things such as art or music therapy sessions and ‘starter kits’, big boxes full of new linen, doonas and pillows and cutlery and crockery sets that are provided as a women moves out.

 

Conclusion

 

Delvena Women’s Refuge will remain open and will continue to remain for exclusive use by women and children escaping domestic violence. Any funds donated to Delvena will go to the women and children who live there and will not be distributed to other refuges.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive and note the report.

 

 

 

 

 

Jane Gornall

Executive Manager - Human Services

Human Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1 View

Going Home Staying Home Reform Plan

28 Pages

 

AT‑2 View

Going Home Staying Home The Facts

3 Pages

 

AT‑3 View

Family Support Service

2 Pages

 

AT‑4 View

Domestic Violence Service

2 Pages

 

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting 13 October 2014

Pecuniary Interest Returns 2014

 

 

Subject:          Pecuniary Interest Returns 2014    

Record No:     SU2095 - 60297/14

Division:         Corporate Services Division

Author(s):       Kirsty Fleming 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The purpose of this report is to table the Pecuniary Interest Returns of Designated Staff and Councillors as required by the Local Government Act 1993.  This report recommends that Council notes the tabling of these returns.

 

Discussion.

 

Section 449(3) of the Local Government Act 1993 (“LG Act”) requires Designated Staff and Councillors holding these positions as of 30 June 2014 to lodge a “Disclosures by Councillors and Designated Persons Return” to the General Manager by 30 September 2014.

 

Conclusion

 

All returns for Designated Staff and Councillors in office as at 30 June 2014 have been submitted.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council note the tabling of Pecuniary Interest Returns of Designated Staff and Councillors for the return period 1 July 2013 till 30 June 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Dalli

Executive Manager - Corporate Services

Corporate Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

 


Ordinary Council Meeting 13 October 2014

Council Snapshot

 

 

Subject:          Council Snapshot    

Record No:     SU220 - 60532/14

Division:         General Managers Unit

Author(s):       Millie Stephen 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Attached for the information of Councillors is a review of Council’s recent activities, entitled Council Snapshot. This report provides a summary of the operations of each Division.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive and note the report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Wrightson

General Manager

General Managers Unit

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1 View

Council Snapshot

45 Pages