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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

17 November 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 November 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, Director – Special Projects, Director – Major Projects, Financial Controller, Manager – Strategic Planning, Strategic Planner and Manager – Governance.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

Councillor Strassberg declared non pecuniary conflicts of interest that are non significant in relation to the following items:-

·        “Coxs Lane, Lane Cove - Petition Objecting to Widening of Road Between Sutherland Street and Finlayson Street” as he lives in Sutherland Street. He indicated that he would participate in any debate and vote on the item.

·        Lane Cove Traffic Committee Held on 21 October 2014” as item Y7 relates to Lane Cove West Public School and he is a member of the school P&C. He indicated that he would participate in any debate and vote on the item.

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

The meeting was opened with a prayer by Rev. David Misztal of St Andrews Uniting Church.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

The Mayor gave an acknowledgement of Country.

 

WEBCASTING OF COUNCIL MEETING

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

 

Procedural Motion

272

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Karpin that ‘Presentation of Annual Financial Statements – Year Ended 30 June 2014’ be brought forward and dealt with as the next item and Council’s Auditor address Council.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

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

 

Presentation of Annual Financial Statements - Year Ended 30 June 2014

273

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

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF CONTRIBUTION TO COUNCIL’S STRONG FINANCIAL POSITION

274

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Gold that relevant staff and Councillors be thanked for their contribution to being financially prudent over the years and making Council Fit for the Future.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

275

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

Dr Elise Lowick of Lane Cove, expressing gratitude for the opportunity to address Council and introducing speakers in relation to “Coxs Lane, Lane Cove - Petition Objecting to Widening of Road Between Sutherland Street and Finlayson Street”.

Mike Taylor of the Sutherland Finlayson Coxs Action Group objecting to the widening of Coxs Lane highlighting social and environmental concerns associated with the proposal.

Mari of Lane Cove objecting to the widening of Coxs Lane requesting Council consult with the community on changes impacting surrounding residents and calling on Council to protect the trees in Coxs Lane.

James Greenup of Lane Cove objecting to the widening of Coxs Lane and requesting Council restore and preserve the park.

Jenny Havyatt of Lane Cove objecting to the widening of Coxs Lane and requesting Council preserve the park citing the benefits of green space in urban areas.

John of Lane Cove objecting to the widening of Coxs Lane highlighting traffic and pedestrian safety concerns

Katie Schliebs of Lane Cove on behalf of Lane Cove West Public School P&C supporting the implementation of No Stopping Zones along the northern side of Henley Street at school drop off and pick up times.

Kieran Campbell of Lane Cove West Public School supporting the implementation of No Stopping Zones along the northern side of Henley Street at school drop off and pick up times.

Ruth Newman of Lane Cove North highlighting traffic and parking issues in Lane Cove North requesting a traffic study be conducted and opposing the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 46-54 Gordon Crescent and 552 Mowbray Road, Lane Cove North.

Katina Sweeting of Lane Cove North expressing concerns regarding non resident traffic in the area including traffic safety and access to streets and properties and requesting a traffic study be undertaken.

 

Erica Wallace of Lane Cove North Residents Association requesting a traffic and parking study be undertaken for the Lane Cove North area.

Glenda McSorley of Lane Cove North submitting a petition to Council regarding traffic and parking concerns of residents in Lane Cove North and requesting a traffic and parking study be undertaken for the area.

Jon Johannsen of Lane Cove North supporting appropriate traffic studies for Lane Cove and specifically for the Lane Cove North area, requesting traffic calming measures be considered in the interim and commenting on the Strategic Review of the Lane Cove Alive Leadership Group.

Lana Lubimoff objecting to the widening of Coxs Lane and the removal of trees and suggesting the green space at the site be renamed “Coxs Park”.

Dianna Hallowes of Lane Cove North objecting to the Development Application for 46-54 Gordon Crescent and the associated proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement that relates to 552 Mowbray Road, Lane Cove North.

Guy Hallowes of Lane Cove North objecting to the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 46-54 Gordon Crescent and 552 Mowbray Road, Lane Cove North.

Dr Greg Purcell on behalf of the Medical Staff Council of Royal North Shore Hospital seeking support for the retention of a portion of land on the Royal North Shore Hospital campus which is proposed for sale.

Susan O’Neill of Lane Cove North expressing concerns in relation to traffic and parking in the Lane Cove North area and requesting a traffic study be undertaken.

Liam Lavery of Lane Cove requesting Council retain the park at Coxs Lane and not proceed with the proposed road widening works.

Ann Proudfoot commending Council on its strong stance and action in relation to the 10/50 Code.

Katie Inglis on behalf of the Forum West, St Leonards objecting to the proposed VPA for 1-13A Marshall Ave citing impact on views to residents in the existing tower.

Don Murchison of Greenwich advocating the need for bicycle infrastructure and access routes to and from St Leonards to cater fo increasing population density throughout the area.

Isabelle Mac Innes expressing concern regarding noise levels in the Lane Cove North precinct resulting from developments in the area, supporting the posting of notices at construction sites identifying permitted working hours and objecting to the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 46-54 Gordon Crescent and 552 Mowbray Road.

Councillor Hutchens left the meeting at 8:13pm

Councillor Bennison left the meeting at 8:13pm

Auke de Ruyter de Wildt of Lane Cove objecting to the widening of Coxs Lane.

Dr Janine Gregson of Lane Cove North expressing concerns with the noise impact assessment and monitoring undertaken in Lane Cove North.

Councillor Hutchens returned to the meeting at 8:18pm

Councillor Bennison returned to the meeting at 8:18pm

Adam Lowick of Lane Cove objecting to the widening of Coxs Lane to provide additional long term parking spaces in the village.

Andrew McLeod of St Leonards supporting the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 1-13A Marshall Avenue, St Leonards.

Heather Reid of St Leonards supporting the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 1-13A Marshall Avenue, St Leonards.

Frances Vissel of Lane Cove North expressing concerns regarding construction noise in the Lane Cove North Precinct, supporting the use of noise barriers and opposed to the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 46-54 Gordon Crescent and 552 Mowbray Road Lane Cove North.

Jackie Barker of Lane Cove expressing concern in relation to 1hr parking restrictions for Austin Street, requesting Council restore and preserve the park at Coxs Lane, and suggesting the board for Lane Cove Alive be composed of members from throughout the whole Local Government Area not just those in the village.

Richard Wilmot of St Leonards supporting the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 1-13A Marshall Avenue, St Leonards.

Sally Carr of St Leonards supporting the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 1-13A Marshall Avenue, St Leonards.

Denis Mullane of St Leonards supporting the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 1-13A Marshall Avenue, St Leonards.

Ros Rubinstein of Riverview objecting to the widening of Coxs Lane and urging Council to retain the green space and preserve the trees in the area.

Peter Dale of St Leonards supporting the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 1-13A Marshall Avenue, St Leonards.

Paul Robson of St Leonards supporting the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 1-13A Marshall Avenue, St Leonards.

Alasdair Stuart of Lane Cove North expressing concern in relation to consistent noise levels resulting from heavy construction over a number of years in the Lane Cove North area and urging Council to consider the communities views with regards to both the potential new park at 552 Mowbray Road and the green space on Coxs Lane that will be reduced if the road is widened.  

Doug Stuart of Longueville objecting to the widening of Coxs Lane to create additional long term car parking.

Tim Roberts of Lane Cove objecting to the widening of Coxs Lane to create additional long term car parking.

Peter Klug of St Leonards on behalf of the Marshall Avenue West Action Group supporting the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 1-13A Marshall Avenue, St Leonards.

Councillor Brent left the meeting at 8:54pm.

Councillor Brent returned to the meeting at 8:56pm.

Wendy Stamp of St Leonards objecting to the increase in height from 22 to 30 storys proposed for the development at 1-13A Marshall Ave.

Arlette Jubian of Greenwich objecting to the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 1-13A Marshall Avenue, St Leonards.

Tanya McGivern of Lane Cove North objecting to the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 46-54 Gordon Crescent and 552 Mowbray Road Lane Cove North.

Randy Brophy of St Leonards objecting to the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 1-13A Marshall Avenue, St Leonards.

Amanda Buckworth of Lane Cove North objecting to the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 46-54 Gordon Crescent and 552 Mowbray Road Lane Cove North.

Tiali Fraser of Lane Cove North objecting to the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 46-54 Gordon Crescent and 552 Mowbray Road Lane Cove North.

Brendan of Lane Cove objecting to the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 46-54 Gordon Crescent and 552 Mowbray Road Lane Cove North.

David Lynch of St Leonards commenting on the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 1-13A Marshall Avenue, St Leonards highlighting a Master Plan for the area should be considered prior to the approval of the development and commenting on the effect of River Road through the locality.

Michael Stovin-Bradford objecting to the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 46-54 Gordon Crescent and 552 Mowbray Road Lane Cove North.

Councillor Brooks-Horn left the meeting at 9:20pm.

Councillor Brooks-Horn returned to the meeting at 9:21pm.

Anita Jubian of St Leonards objecting to the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 1-13A Marshall Avenue, St Leonards.

Tim McGivern objecting to the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 46-54 Gordon Crescent and 552 Mowbray Road Lane Cove North.

Lancy Cai of Lane Cove North supporting the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 46-54 Gordon Crescent and 552 Mowbray Road, Lane Cove North commenting on the isolation of the property at 552 Mowbray Road as a result of the proposed development at the rear of the property.

Allan Liu of Lane Cove North supporting the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 46-54 Gordon Crescent and 552 Mowbray Road, Lane Cove North commenting on the progression of development that has resulted in the isolation of the property at 552 Mowbray Road.

A letter was read on behalf of Stephen Dammera of St Leonards objecting to the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 1-13A Marshall Avenue, St Leonards.

Bronte Stovin-Bradford objecting to the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 46-54 Gordon Crescent and 552 Mowbray Road, Lane Cove North.

Helen Pearson of St Leonards objecting to the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 1-13A Marshall Avenue, St Leonards.

Daryl Hart of St Leonards supporting the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 1-13A Marshall Avenue, St Leonards.

Rob Turchini of Loftex supporting the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 1-13A Marshall Avenue, St Leonards.

Councillor Hutchens left the meeting at 9:51pm.

Councillor Hutchens returned to the meeting at 9:52pm.

Patricia Lamont of Lane Cove objecting to the widening of Coxs Lane.

Albert Jubian objecting to the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 1-13A Marshall Avenue, St Leonards.

Andrew Duncan of Lane Cove objecting to the widening of Coxs Lane.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

276

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Hutchens 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

277

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Hutchens that Coxs Lane, Lane Cove - Petition Objecting to Widening of Road Between Sutherland Street and Finlayson Street” 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).

 

Coxs Lane, Lane Cove - Petition Objecting to Widening of Road between Sutherland St & Finlayson St

278

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

1.   Not proceed with the road widening and on-street parking proposal for Coxs Lane, between Finlayson Street and Sutherland Street, as detailed in the Council Report of 17 October 2014;

2.   Notify the Head Petitioner of its’ determination; and

3.   Prepare a landscape plan in consultation with the residents for the park.

 

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

279

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Hutchens that the Petition Objecting to Proposed 1 Hour Parking Restriction for Various Streets Around Lane Cove Town Centre” and the Rescission Motion Proposed Changes to Parking Restrictions - Part Four’ be brought forward and dealt with as the next items.

 

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).

 

Petition Objecting to Proposed 1 Hour Parking Restriction for Various Streets Around Lane Cove Town Centre

280

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Hutchens that the petition be dealt with in conjunction with the Notice of Rescission.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Proposed Changes to Parking Restrictions - Part Four

281

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Hutchens that

1.   With respect to Resolution of Council (No. 236) dated 13 October 2014, that part four (4) of the resolution be rescinded:-

“4. The General Manager investigate and provide a report on the following:-

a)       Converting parking in the following streets to one (1) hour parking (except for existing disabled, senior, loading and other special parking restrictions):-

·     Longueville Road (up to Alpha Road);

·     Little Street;

·     Burns Bay Road to Graham Street;

·     Finlayson Street;

·     Dorritt Street;

·     Austin Street

·     Rosenthal Avenue;

·     Sutherland Street;

·     Birdwood Avenue;

·     Landers Road;

·     Parklands Avenue;

·     Coxs Lane; and

·     Sera Street.

b)    Provision of residential parking permits for the areas identified in (a) to residents and that such permits be renewed annually;

c)    That except for entities and/or related entities that have an approved Development Application, that two (2) further categories of parking permits be created for the area identified in (a):-

  i)   Employee; and

  ii) Employer.

d)    The cost of employer / employee permits;

e)    In respect of (c) that the following documentary evidence must be provided to be eligible for a permit:-

   i)     Employer - copy of commercial lease and/or rate notice confirming occupancy within the area identified in (a),

·     ABN and/or other business registration documents confirming the operation of a business being operated in the area identified in (a),

   ii)    Employee - letter from employer confirming employment,

·     Provide a copy of PAYG summary confirming ABN identified in e(i)”

2.   The Head Petitioner be 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).

 


 

Procedural Motion

282

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brent that Results of Community Consultation in Relation to the Voluntary Planning Agreement for 1 -13A Marshall Avenue, St Leonards” 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).

 

Results of Community Consultation in relation to the Voluntary Planning Agreement for 1 -13A Marshall Avenue, St Leonards

283

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

1.    Receive and note the report;

2.    Proceed with the Voluntary Planning Agreement in respect of the Development at 1-13A Marshall Avenue, St Leonards; and

3.    In the interest of ‘Community Benefit’, Council indicate its preference for the size of the balconies for all units to increase.

 

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).

 

Procedural Motion

284

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Strassberg that “Results of Community Consultation on the Proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 46-54 Gordon Crescent and 552 Mowbray Road, Lane Cove North” 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).

 

Results of Community Consultation on the Proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 46-54 Gordon Crescent and 552 Mowbray Road, Lane Cove North

285

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

1.   Council receive and note the report;

2.   Council proceed with the Voluntary Planning Agreement with CE Concepts No2 Pty Ltd in respect of 552 Mowbray Road and 46-54 Gordon Crescent, outlined in this report, noting Council’s preference for Child Care facilities for the area, and on the condition that the building height does not exceed more than one (1) metre above the existing allowable building height of 14.5m excluding lift overruns;

3.   The General Manager provide a report to Council on options for the site including Child Care facilities, and/or open space, or other community uses; and

4.   All persons making a submission and the Mowbray Precinct Working Party be advised of Council’s decision and thanked for their feedback.

 

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).

 

Procedural Motion

286

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Palmer that the Council Meeting be extended past 11:00pm.

 

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).

 

Adjournment

287

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Hutchens that Council adjourn for a five (5) 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).

 

Resumption

288

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Absent were Councillors Brent and Cheong (Total 2).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 27 OCTOBER 2014

289

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Hutchens that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 27 October 2014 be received.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Absent was Councillor Brent (Total 1).

290

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Strassberg that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 27 October 2014 be confirmed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

Christmas Lights Greenwich Wharf

291

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

1.  Subject to the RMS giving their approval, Council install Christmas Lights at the Wharf;

2.  Council advise the author of the letter of Council’s decision; and

3. Following a successful trial Council investigate other wharfs in the Local Government Area that could also have Christmas lights.

 

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).

50th Anniversary of the Lane Cove Art Society

292

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Hutchens that subject to Council advertising its intention to grant $1900 to the Lane Cove Art Society for ArtXtra, and no objections being received, the funding be made available for 2015. 

 

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).

 

Response to Request for Support OF North Sydney Council in Relation to a Notice of Intention to Suspend

 

MOTION

A Motion was moved by Councillors Palmer and Brent that Council rescind its decisions made on 27 October 2014 (Min No. 257) both in response to a direct request from the Mayor of North Sydney and in response to correspondence received from some North Sydney Councillors, viz:-

That Council:-

1.      Support the Mayor of North Sydney’s request to have an administrator appointed to restore stability by writing to the Minister for Local Government; and

2.      Write to North Sydney Council and rebut their accusations that Lane Cove Council is ‘debt burdened’.”

 

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 Motion lapsed.

 

Matter Arising

RESPONSE TO CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED FROM NORTH SYDNEY COUNCIL

293

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Gold that notwithstanding the Minister for Local Government, the Hon Paul Toole MP has made an order pursuant to s.438A of the Local Government Act 1993 that Council:-

1.       Write to the Hon Paul Toole MP in support of the Mayor the Mayor of North Sydney’s request to:-

a.     Have an administrator appointed, should North Sydney Council not comply with their recent Performance Improvement Order; and

b.     Have a temporary advisor appointed pursuant to s.438G of the Local Government Act 1993, as this will provide much needed stability for the area;

2.       Write to North Sydney Councillors Zoe Baker, Stephen Barbour, Mary Ann Beregi, Tony Carr, Melissa Clare, Jeff Morris, and Michael Reymond and seek a formal apology and retraction for comments made against this Council and in particular Liberal endorsed Councillors that are not true and are disingenuous; and

3.       Forward a copy of the letter of support received dated 20 September 2014 from Councillors Zoe Baker, Stephen Barbour, Mary Ann Beregi, Tony Carr, Melissa Clare, Jeff Morris, and Michael Reymond to the Minister as an attachment to the letter in (1).

 

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).

Notices of Motion

 

Greenwich Wharf Christmas Lights

 

The Motion was withdrawn

 

Construction Noise - Permitted Working Hours Signage

294

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Karpin that Council amend its procedures so that construction sites are required to post a notice showing permitted working hours and types of work permitted during those hours and consider including the applicant’s phone number.

 

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

 

Provision of Outdoor Seating for Chargrill Charlies - Lane Cove Plaza

295

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

1.     Council receive and noted the report;

2.     The General Manager provide the Plaza Working Party with table and chair designs for consideration; and

3.     It be noted that it is Council’s intention that such seating is for public seating and not for the exclusive use of Chargrill Charlies.

 

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).

 

Noise Impact Assessment and Monitoring of Major Construction Sites

296

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

1.   The report be received and noted;

2.   The following condition be included in the requirements for the statement of environmental effects:-

A report that outlines the potential noise impact to surrounding properties as a result of a proposed use or the potential impact to a residential property from outside noise sources such as traffic and railways. The acoustic report is to be carried out by an appropriately qualified and practicing acoustical consultant and shall include but may not be limited to the following:-

·         Project description;

·         Relevant guidelines or policy that has been applied;

·         Background noise measurements;

·         Details of instruments and methodology used for noise measurements;

·         A site map showing noise sources, measurement locations and noise receivers;

·         Noise criteria applied to the project;

·         Noise predictions for the proposed activity;

·         A comparison of noise predictions against noise criteria;

·         A discussion of proposed noise mitigation measures, the noise reduction likely and the feasibility and reasonableness of these measures; and

·         How compliance can be practically determined.

3.    Council continue to monitor construction sites to ensure conditions of consent, in particular hours of operation are being complied with.

 

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 Small Grants Round 9 Recommended Recipients

297

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

1.    Approve  funds under Round 9 of the Sustainability Small Grants Program for the following projects:-

·     $1,950 – Centrehouse Arts Centre & Gallery Lane Cove;

·     $2,000 – Caroline Chisholm Retirement Village; and

·     $1,000 – Sydney Wildlife (Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services).

2.    Give Public Notice of the proposed funding under Round 9 of the Sustainability Small Grants Program, and subject to no objections being received, grant the funds as outlined above; and

3.    Thank all participants for their nomination.

 

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 Held on 21 October 2014

 

MOTION

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

1.    Council adopt the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting held on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 with the exception of Item Y7 Henley Street; and

2.    Item Y7 be deferred to a Councillor Workshop.

 

Foreshadowed Motion

A Foreshadowed Motion was moved by Councillors Palmer and Brent that adopt the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting held on Tuesday, 21 October 2014.

298

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.


 

Strategic Review of Lane Cove Alive Leadership Group

 

MOTION

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

1.    Council receive and note the contents of the Report;

2.    The Working Party be requested to develop a Business Plan for Lane Cove ALIVE Leadership Group;

3.    The Draft Business Plan, proposed Terms of Reference and governance arrangements be workshopped by Councillors in February 2015; and

4.    Council thank the former members of the Lane Cove ALIVE Board for their contribution to the community of Lane Cove over the years.

 

Foreshadowed Motion

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

  1. Council receive and note the contents of the Report;
  2. Council engages a suitable and qualified consultant to develop a Business Plan for Lane Cove ALIVE Leadership Group;
  3. The Draft Business Plan, proposed Terms of Reference and governance arrangements be workshopped by Councillors;
  4. Council thank the former members of the Lane Cove Alive Board and its volunteers for their contribution to the community of Lane Cove over the years; and
  5. The Business Plan consider including commercial areas outside the village.

299

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

 

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

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

 

Foreshadowed Motion lapsed.

 

Procedural Motion

300

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Gold that the Council Meeting be extended past 12:00am.

 

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 Gold left the meeting at 12:01am.

Councillor Gold returned to the meeting at 12:03am.

 

Invitation To Join The Small Business Friendly Council's Program

301

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Hutchens that the matter be deferred until Council completes its ‘Fit for the Future’ 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).



Proposed Residential Development on 304-314 Burns Bay Road

302

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

1.   Adopt the Business Case for the Waterview Drive development site;

2.   Endorse the Steering Committee structure as set out in the report with the addition of Councillor Cheong to the Committee;

3.   Approve the selective tender process for the redevelopment of the Waterview Drive development site commencing with calling for Expressions of Interest based on a preferred Project Delivery Agreement to secure delivery of Council’s retained assets prior to release of the residential stratum; and

4.   Receive a further report outlining the results of the Tender Process.

 

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).

 

DCP Amendment - 314 Burns Bay Road

303

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

1.   Council adopt the draft DCP amendment attached at AT-1 for the purposes of public exhibition to commence following the Christmas/New Year period; and

2.   A further report be submitted at the conclusion of the exhibition.

 

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).

 

Update on Compulsory Acquisition of 296 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove

304

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

1.   Note the progress in respect of the compulsory acquisition of Lot 31 DP 540796, 296 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove; and

2.   On acquisition, classify Lot 31 DP 540796, 296 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove, as Operational Land within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

1st Quarter Review of the 2014-2015 Budget

305

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Karpin and Hutchens that the 2014 – 2015 Budget be varied as follows:-

 

Original Budget

Adjustments

Revised

Budget

Expenditure - Operating

$37,391K

$717K

$38,108K

Income - Operating

$42,548K

$1,015K

$43,563K

Surplus/ (Deficit)

$5,157K

$298K

$5,455K

Surplus/(Deficit) before

Capital Grants/Contributions

-

$298K

$298K

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Council's Annual Report 2013/14

306

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

1.  Council adopt the Draft Annual Report at AT-1 for 2013/2014;

2.  The adopted Annual Report be forwarded to the Minister for Local Government; and

3.  The Annual Report be published on Council’s website.

 

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

 

1st Quarter Review of the 2014-15 Delivery Program and Operational Plan

307

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Karpin that the 1st Quarter Review of the 2014-15 Delivery Program and Operational Plan be received and noted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

PACE Report

308

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).

 

Council Snapshot

309

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Hutchens and Karpin 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 12:08am.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 8 December 2014, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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