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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

8 December 2014, 7:00pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


Ordinary Council 8 December 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, Acting Executive Manager – Environmental Services, Executive Manager – Open Space & Urban Services, Executive Manager – Human Services, Director – Major Projects, Director Special Projects, Strategic Planners, Urban Design Planner and Manager – Governance.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST: Nil

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

The meeting was opened with a prayer by Simon Ambler of Christian City 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.

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

310

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 minutes.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

PUBLIC FORUM

Jason Jones of St Leonards, commenting on the favourable amenity of the St Leonards area and expressing disappointment in relation to the St Leonards South Strategy Draft Master Plan.

Paul Robson of St Leonards, requesting that the floor space ratio (FSR) provisions in the St Leonards South Strategy Draft Master Plan be increased to accommodate greater economic viability.

John Mitchell of St Leonards, requesting Council consider extending the high density zoning provisions currently reflected in the St Leonards South Strategy Draft Master Plan to include all of Berry Road.

Prue of St Leonards, requesting higher floor space ratio (FSR) and density provisions, greater consistency in controls across the area and more comprehensive detail be incorporated into the St Leonards South Strategy Draft Master Plan.

Jesse Death of St Leonards, objecting to the provisions set out in the St Leonards South Strategy Draft Master Plan.

Luke Beuchat of St Leonards, commenting on the St Leonards South Strategy Draft Master Plan suggesting a more comprehensive approach and reconsideration of the extent of rezoning in the area.

Peter Garner of St Leonards, commenting on the St Leonards South Strategy Draft Master Plan suggesting a more comprehensive approach to rezoning the area.

Derek Mock of St Leonards,  requesting Council consider extending the high density zoning provisions currently reflected in the St Leonards South Strategy Draft Master Plan to include all of Berry Road.

Luke Thrum of St Leonards, expressing concerns in relation to the St Leonards South Strategy Draft Master Plan particularly potential impacts to Berry Road and advising he had not yet participated in any community consultation in relation to the draft plan.

Mark Hughes of St Leonards, supporting the public exhibition of the St Leonards South Strategy Draft Master Plan and suggesting direct consultation methods including door knocking and a longer consultation period be considered.

Peter Smiles of St Leonards, requesting that the floor space ratio (FSR) provisions in the St Leonards South Strategy Draft Master Plan be increased to accommodate greater economic viability.

Josh Bull of St Leonards, supporting the public exhibition of the St Leonards South Strategy Draft Master Plan and expressing concerns in relation to potential future impacts of possible Voluntary Planning Agreements to current landowners.

Heather Reid of St Leonards, expressing disappointment in relation to the floor space ratio (FSR) provisions outlined in the St Leonards South Strategy Draft Master Plan suggesting a substantial increase is required to achieve the potential desired outcomes for the area.

Craig Hendricks of St Leonards, St Leonards South Strategy Draft Master Plan suggesting a more comprehensive ‘big picture’ approach to rezoning the area.

Paul Coroneos of St Leonards, requesting  Council consider extending the high density zoning provisions currently reflected in the St Leonards South Strategy Draft Master Plan to include all of Berry Road west and Park Road east.

Daryl Hart of St Leonards, supporting the public exhibition of St Leonards South Strategy Draft Master Plan.

Arlette Jubian of St Leonards, objecting to the redevelopment of the St Leonards South precinct as reflected in the St Leonards South Strategy Draft Master Plan.

Anita Jubian of St Leonards, objecting to high density redevelopment of the St Leonards South precinct and any further rezoning outside of Marshall Avenue as reflected in the St Leonards South Strategy Draft Master Plan.

Ian Longbottom of Lane Cove West, regarding parking in Henley Street and supporting an extension of high density zoning throughout the St Leonards south precinct

Peter Dale of St Leonards, supporting the public exhibition of St Leonards South Strategy Draft Master Plan.

Doug Stuart of Longueville, supporting the introduction of an Alcohol Free Zone at Central Park, Longueville.

Frances Vissel of Lane Cove North, supporting higher penalties for breaches of development consent and requesting Council reconsider appropriate noise mitigation measures which can be implemented to reduce the impact of development noise to surrounding residents.  

Richard Wilmot of St Leonards, supporting the public exhibition of St Leonards South Strategy Draft Master Plan and requesting that the floor space ratio (FSR) provisions in the St Leonards South Strategy Draft Master Plan be increased to accommodate greater economic viability.

David Lee-Young of Longueville, supporting the introduction of an Alcohol Free Zone at Central Park, Longueville.

Guy Hallowes of Lane Cove North, supporting higher penalties for breaches of development consent and requesting Council reconsider management options available to mitigate noise impacts of development in the Lane Cove North area.

Alexandra Searle of St Leonards, objecting to the redevelopment of the St Leonards South precinct as reflected in the St Leonards South Strategy Draft Master Plan.

Scott Gillespie of Lane Cove North, supporting higher penalties for breaches of development consent and requesting clarification on traffic arrangements associated with development in the Lane Cove North area.

Michael of Lane Cove North, supporting higher penalties for breaches of development consent and expressing concerns regarding critical pour permits being issued and changes in traffic arrangements in the Lane Cove North area.

Simone Roberts of Lane Cove North, expressing concerns regarding proposed changes to traffic arrangements in the Lane Cove North area.

Peter Maresch of Lane Cove North, expressing concerns regarding traffic management throughout Lane Cove and proposed changes to traffic arrangements in Lane Cove North.

Michael Dowty of St Leonards, expressing concerns regarding the health and wellbeing impacts of proposed development in the St Leonards area urging Council to expedite the decision making process to provide certainty to the residents of the community.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

311

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Procedural Motion

312

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Bennison that ‘St Leonards South Strategy Draft Master Plan’ be brought forward and dealt with as the next item.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

St Leonards South Strategy Draft Master Plan

313

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

1.   Receive and note the report;

2.   Endorse the Draft St Leonards South Master Plan as attached at AT-1 for public exhibition in accordance with the consultation strategy outlined in the report subject to the consultation period being extended to three (3) months;

3.   Receive a further report following the public exhibition for review by Council;

4.   Give consideration to the remainder of the precinct being zoned High Density (R4) prior to the determination of the Master Plan;

5.   Acknowledge the input and role of consultants, staff and the community in this project; and

 

6.   Engage a valuer, such as Hill PDA, to undertake an independent valuation of the feasibility of proposed floor space ratios (FSR’s) in the precinct.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Procedural Motion

314

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Gold that St Leonards Public Domain Master Plan’ be brought forward and dealt with as the next item.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

St Leonards Public Domain Master Plan

315

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

1.   Receive and note the amended Draft St Leonards Public Domain Master Plan dated December 2014 provided as AT-2; and

2.   Adopt the amended Draft St Leonards Public Domain Master Plan dated December 2014.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Procedural Motion

316

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Bennison that Enforcement of Construction Hours’ be brought forward and dealt with as the next item.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Enforcement of Construction Hours

317

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

1.   In order to provide an effective deterrent to builders breaching conditions of development consent, Council write to the Hon. Rob Stokes MP, Minister for the Environment, and the Hon. Pru Goward MP, Minister for Planning seeking changes to the penalties for breach of development consent, to provide a rising scale of penalties for repeated breaches and a rising scale of penalties that has regard to the length of time of the breach;

2.   Council seek the support of the local member the Hon. Anthony Roberts MP, Minister for Resources and Energy; and

3.   The General Manager:-

a)      Develop a protocol for the Christmas period for Council to respond to breaches of consent and advise Councillors;

b)      Write to all developers indicating that Council is seeking redress to prevent repeated breaches of conditions of consent, seeking their cooperation in complying; and

c)      Initiate a face to face meeting with serial offenders/developers to discuss the situation.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Procedural Motion

318

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Cheong that ‘Lane Cove West Public School - School Traffic Safety Report’ be brought forward and dealt with as the next item.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Lane Cove West Public School - School Traffic Safety Report

319

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

1.   Receive a report on the status of the plan for the Lane Cove West Public School and the issue of student road-safety;

2.   Include in the report practicable and permanent opportunities including, but not limiting to, a review existing street signage around neighbouring streets, possible use of additional crossings, a 'Kiss and Ride' zone directly outside the school gates and / or any other initiatives targeted to significantly increase the well-being and safety of students as well as the parents and teachers of LCWPS;

3.   In preparing the report, refer to any prior traffic studies or reports on the matter, and consultation undertaken to obtain the views of local residents located in surrounding streets, the schools' P&C committee and individuals from the school's leadership team; and

4.   Request that RMS take no further action in relation to the reconfiguration of parking in Henley Street until the report is finalised.

 

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

Against the Motion was Councillor Strassberg (Total 1).

 

Alcohol Free Zones

 

Correspondence from Longueville Sporting Club and Mr D. Stuart in relation to the matter was tabled.

320

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

1.   Review and update Alcohol Free Zones throughout Lane Cove parks and reserves, with the inclusion of Central Park, Longueville, to discourage disruptions to neighbours, and deter anti social behavior;

2.   Notify police of alleged anti social behaviour associated with the removal of alcohol from the Longueville Sporting Club and its consumption in the park; and

3.   Reinstate the gate with padlock at the Longueville Sporting Club to restrict direct movement into the park.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor Cheong left the meeting, at 9:14pm.

Councillor Cheong returned to the meeting at 9:17pm.

 

Procedural Motion

321

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Hutchens that Tender For The Construction of New Community Centre at 314 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove” be considered as the final item of the meeting and that confidential matters be considered directly prior.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 27 NOVEMBER 2014

322

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

323

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Brooks-Horn and Palmer that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 27 November 2014 be confirmed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

Demerit Points for Abuse of Disabled Car Parking Spaces

324

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

1.   The Mayoral Minute be received and noted;

2.   Council write to the Minister, The Hon Duncan Gay, MP thanking him for the swift implementation of Demerit Points penalty provisions; and

3.   Council work with North Shore Local Area Command to curb abuse and misuse of Mobility Parking Scheme permits, which are there to assist people with disabilities in our community.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Additional Right Hand Turn Lane at Longueville Road

325

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

1.   In light of the lack of response to Council’s requests to provide two (2) full right turn lanes from Longueville Road heading towards the city, Council write to the Hon. Duncan Gay MP, Minister for Roads seeking a review of the matter; and

2.   Council seek the support of the local member the Hon. Anthony Roberts MP, Minister for Resources and Energy.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor Brent left the meeting, the time being 9:28pm

Councillor Brent returned to the meeting at 9:32pm

 

Mid-Term Report

 

MOTION

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

 

1.     Council receive and note that the Liberal Party Endorsed Councillors since the last election have instigated the following numerous infrastructure and community projects for the benefit of Lane Cove constituents:-

·             Fly the Aboriginal Flag in the Council Chambers;

·             Development of Rosenthal Avenue (ongoing);

·             Policy and Standards, limit excessive excavation;

·             Sister City Hu Zhou China;

·             Restore 3 hours free parking at Market Square;

·             Additional Seniors parking in Lane Cove;

·             New Xmas tree in the Plaza;

·             Christmas Light Street Competition;

·             Screening of major sporting events in the Plaza;

·             Review of Lane Cove Alive Leadership Group;

·             Establishment of the Aboriginal Advisory Committee;

·             Plaza Upgrade;

·             Budget remains in Surplus;

·             Diversion of grant funding to ‘Caring for Country’ program run by the Tribal Warrior Association;

·             Literary Awards event;

·             St Leonards Master Plan;

·             Synthetic Fields at Blackman Park;

·             Response to the White Paper;

·             Response to the ‘Fit for the Future’;

·             Meet the Neighbour events;

·             Joint co-operation with St Ignatius (Riverview) to further the advancement of education of Aboriginal and non Aboriginal disadvantaged children;

·             Aboriginal Careers day and mock Council meeting; and

·             Coffee Carnevale.

2.     Council receive and note that the following infrastructure and community projects have been approved by Council:-

·             Over 50’s accommodation;

·             Outdoor gym equipment, table tennis facilities & new gas BBQ,

·             Gazebo in Aquatic Park;

·             St Leonards Plaza (ongoing);

·             Cameraygal Park;

·             Completion of the Stokes Street Community Centre;

·             Provided the first upgrade to Kindy Cove Child Care Centre;

·             Construction of two (2) new synthetic sports fields at Blackman park;

·             Upgraded Aquatic Centre;

·             Opened first road in over 30 years;

·             Commenced the excavation works on the Little Lane Car Park redevelopment;

·             Commenced construction of a new Scout Hall and amenities building at Blackman Park; and

·             Installed traffic lights at Birdwood Avenue and Longueville Road.

 

Amendment

An Amendment was moved by Councillors Palmer and Strassberg that Council receive and note that this Council since the last election has instigated the following numerous infrastructure and community projects for the benefit of Lane Cove constituents;

·             Fly the Aboriginal Flag in the Council Chambers;

·             Development of Rosenthal Avenue (ongoing);

·             Policy and Standards, limit excessive excavation;

·             Sister City Hu Zhou China;

·             Restore 3 hours free parking at Market Square;

·             Additional Seniors parking in Lane Cove;

·             New Xmas tree in the Plaza;

·             Christmas Light Street Competition;

·             Screening of major sporting events in the Plaza;

·             Review of Lane Cove Alive Leadership Group;

·             Establishment of the Aboriginal Advisory Committee;

·             Plaza Upgrade;

·             Budget remains in Surplus;

·             Diversion of grant funding to ‘Caring for Country’ program run by the Tribal Warrior Association;

·             Literary Awards event;

·             St Leonards Master Plan;

·             Synthetic Fields at Blackman Park;

·             Response to the White Paper;

·             Response to the ‘Fit for the Future’;

·             Meet the Neighbour events;

·             Joint co-operation with St Ignatius (Riverview) to further the advancement of education of Aboriginal and non Aboriginal disadvantaged children;

·             Aboriginal Careers day and mock Council meeting;

·             Coffee Carnevale;

·             Over 50’s accommodation;

·             Outdoor gym equipment, table tennis facilities & new gas BBQ,

·             Gazebo in Aquatic Park;

·             St Leonards Plaza (ongoing);

·             Cameraygal Park;

·             Completion of the Stokes Street Community Centre;

·             Provided the first upgrade to Kindy Cove Child Care Centre;

·             Construction of two (2) new synthetic sports fields at Blackman park;

·             Upgraded Aquatic Centre;

·             Opened first road in over 30 years;

·             Commenced the excavation works on the Little Lane Car Park redevelopment;

·             Commenced construction of a new Scout Hall and amenities building at Blackman Park; and

·             Installed traffic lights at Birdwood Avenue and Longueville Road.

 

Upon being put to the meeting the Amendment was declared lost.

 

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

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

 

Councillor Palmer left the meeting at 9:44pm.

326

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

 

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

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

Absent was Councillor Palmer (Total 1).

 

Councillor Palmer returned to the meeting at 9:45pm.

 

Notices of Motion

 

White Ribbon Day

327

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

1.   Shows initiative, leadership and support for the White Ribbon Campaign by appointing a male Ambassador to represent White Ribbon in our community chosen through our sporting clubs;

2.   Becomes a supporter for the Campaign through grassroots activities;

3.   Receive a report listing what community events could be appropriate to support White Ribbon Day each year in November; and

4.   Receive a report to Council on the feasibility of becoming a ‘Partner’ with White Ribbon Australia.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

'Fit for the Future' Community Representation

328

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

1.   A number of scenarios of ward sizes and boundaries be modelled including number of residents in each scenario; and

2.   A report be prepared for Council on the process of changing ward boundaries.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 


Proposed Sale of Royal North Shore Hospital Land

329

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Strassberg that in light of our ongoing population expansion and growth in ageing population, that Council:-

1.    Write to the Hon. Jillian Skinner, Minister for Health and Medical Research and the Premier the Hon. Michael Baird MP and seek confirmation that the Expressions of Interest (EOI) sought with respect to Zone 8 is for the provision of services outlined in the Royal North Shore Master Plan; and

2.    Express its strong opposition to selling or long term lease of any of the land that comprises the Royal North Shore Hospital as the land should be used for medical related purposes.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Officer Reports for Determination

 

St Leonards Metered Parking

330

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

1.   39 x 4P parking spaces at the northern end of Lithgow Street be converted to ALL DAY parking at the relevant hourly rate;

2.   Local residents and businesses be notified of the change by letter drop and signage on site; and

3.   The new parking arrangements be reviewed in 12 months.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Lane Cove Traffic Committee Held on 19 November 2014

331

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Hutchens that Council adopt the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting held on Wednesday, 19 November 2014.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Matter Arising

LINEMARKING IN ARABELLA STREET

332

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Hutchens and Brooks-Horn that the linemarking in Arabella Street be redone.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Matter Arising

INSTALLATION OF BENCH SEAT ON LONGUEVILLE ROAD

333

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Hutchens that Council install a bench seat adjacent to the bike rack at the northern end of Longueville Road, subject to consideration of access requirements.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor Brooks-Horn left the meeting at 10:29pm.

Councillor Brooks-Horn returned to the meeting at 10:31pm.

 

Indigenous Students Day 2014

334

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

1.   The Report be received and noted;

2.   Council host another Indigenous Students Day again during 2015; and

3.   If appropriate, prepare a report on the cultural significance of Tambourine Bay.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Matter Arising

CAMMERAYGAL BRIEFING PAPER

335

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Karpin and Brooks-Horn that Council seek a briefing paper on the Cammeraygal people from the Lane Cove Library Local History section and that the report be shared with the new Cammeraygal School in North Sydney.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Officer Reports for Information

 

Anti-Bullying Program at Chatswood High School -Project Hero

336

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS

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


 


Mayoral Minute - General Manager's Performance Review for 2013/14

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

 

Senior Staff Contracts

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

 

No members of the public made representations.

 

CLOSED COMMITTEE

337

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

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

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

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Closed Committee commenced at 10:35pm.  The public and media left the chamber.

 

Open Council resumed at 10:55pm.  The public and media were invited into the chamber.

 

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

 

Mayoral Minute - General Manager's Performance Review for 2013/14

338

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

1.   Council endorse the very satisfactory Performance Review of the General Manager, Craig Wrightson and his high level of performance;

2.   The General Manager’s remuneration for 2014/15 be as determined in Closed Committee; and

3.   Endorse the General Manager’s Performance Agreement 2014/2015.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Procedural Motion

339

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Senior Staff Contracts

340

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

1.   The report be received and noted; and

2.   Council note that the General Manager consulted with Council in relation to this senior staff matter.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Tender for the Construction of new Community Centre at 314 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove

341

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

1.   Council accept the tender from Michael Camporeale Pty Ltd for the provision of building services to construct a new community centre at 304-314 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove for an amount of $1,012,372.90 ; and

2.   The General Manager be authorised to enter into a contract with Michael Camporeale Pty Ltd.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 11:01pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of Monday 16 February 2015, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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