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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

16 March 2015, 7:00pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


Ordinary Council 16 March 2015

Minutes

 

PRESENT: Councillor D. Brooks-Horn (Chair), Councillor S. Cheong, Councillor M. Gold, Councillor D. Hutchens, Councillor D. Karpin, Councillor P. Palmer, and Councillor D. Strassberg.

 

ALSO PRESENT: General Manager, Executive Manager – Corporate Services, Executive Manager – Environmental Services, Executive Manager – Open Space & Urban Services, Executive Manager – Human Services, Manager – Strategic Planning, Strategic Planner, Manager – Governance and Governance Officer.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST: Nil

 

APOLOGIES 

Apologies were received on behalf of Councillor K. Brent and Councillor S. Bennison.

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Hutchens and Gold that the apologies be accepted and a leave of absence be granted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

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

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

The Mayor gave an acknowledgement of Country.

 

WEBCASTING OF COUNCIL MEETING

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

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Cheong and Strassberg 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 Brooks-Horn, Cheong, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer and Strassberg (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

PUBLIC FORUM

Tim Jarvis of Northwood in support of an upgrade to the park at Wyndarra Place/ Fleming Street Northwood.

 

Anita Jubian of St Leonards objecting to the extension of the deadline for public submissions on the St Leonards South Draft Master Plan.

 

Alan Winney of Greenwich commenting on the options presented in the Osborne Park / Gore Hill Traffic and Parking Study and requesting greater enforcement of parking restrictions.

 

Susan Loane of Lane Cove urging Council to increase the level of funding available to help promote sustainable transport options including cycling infrastructure.

 

Don Murchison of Greenwich urging Council to increase the level of funding available to help promote sustainable transport options specifically cycling infrastructure.

 

Kim McIntyre of St Leonards South objecting to the high density rezoning of St Leonards South as proposed in the St Leonards South Draft Master Plan.

 

Arlette Jubian of Greenwich objecting to the extension of the deadline for public submissions on the St Leonards South Draft Master Plan and opposed to high density rezoning across the area.

 

Sam Mu of Greenwich objecting to the extension of the deadline for public submissions on the St Leonards South Draft Master Plan and opposed to the high density rezoning of St Leonards South as outlined in the St Leonards South Draft Master Plan. 

 

Albert Jubian of St Leonards objecting to the extension of the deadline for public submissions on the St Leonards South Draft Master Plan and opposed to the high density rezoning of St Leonards South as outlined in the St Leonards South Draft Master Plan. 

 

Richard Wilmot of St Leonards supporting the extension of the deadline for public submissions on the St Leonards South Draft Master Plan.

 

Cathrine Cresswell of Greenwich objecting to the rezoning proposed in the St Leonards South Draft Master Plan and objecting to the extension of the deadline for public submissions.

 

Stephen Shepherd of Greenwich objecting to the rezoning proposed in the St Leonards South Draft Master Plan.

 

Graham Farrar of Greenwich expressing concerns regarding parking in the area comprising the Osborne Park / Gore Hill Traffic and Parking Study specifically the need for greater enforcement of existing parking restrictions.

 

Diane Willis of Greenwich objecting to the rezoning proposed in the St Leonards South Draft Master Plan.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Hutchens and Cheong that Standing Orders be resumed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 16 FEBRUARY 2015

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Hutchens that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 16 February 2015 be received.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Strassberg that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 16 February 2015 be confirmed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


Mayoral Minutes

 

St Leonards South Draft Master Plan Consultation

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

1.    The General Manager organise an additional public forum for the St Leonards South Draft Master Plan; and

2.    The deadline for submissions on the Draft Master Plan be extended to 17 April 2015.

 

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

Against the Motion was Councillor Palmer (Total 1).

 

Petitions

 

Procedural Motion

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Hutchens and Palmer that “Petition for Improvements to Wyndarra Place Road Reserve Playground, Fleming Street Northwood” be brought forward and dealt with as the next item.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Petition for Improvements to Wyndarra Place Road Reserve Playground, Fleming Street Northwood

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

1.   Council receive and note the petition;

2.   The General Manager discuss with Ward Councillors improvements to the park in the short term including play equipment, seating etc; and  

3.   The head petitioner be informed of Council’s decision.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Procedural Motion

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Karpin that Osborne Park/Gore Hill Traffic & Parking Study” be brought forward and dealt with as the next item

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Osborne Park/Gore Hill Traffic & Parking Study

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

1.   For the purposes of public exhibition, Council adopt the following recommendations of Luxmoore Parking and Safety as per the final report of the ‘Osborne Park/Gore Hill Parking Study’ of 28 January 2015:-

a)    Install statutory 10m ‘No Stopping’ signs on the corners of streets, particularly where vehicles are parking close to the corners, to ensure that the turning path remains clear for buses and waste collection services;

b)    Install a 30m Bus Zone Monday to Saturday until half an hour prior to the first and half an hour after the last bus, at the bus stops along Ronald Avenue to allow a 12.5m bus the length as necessary to stop alongside the kerb without blocking the flow of traffic;

c)    Install a ‘No U-Turn’ sign in Greenwich Road at the intersection of Bellevue Avenue to prevent vehicles undertaking u-turns; and

d)    Regularly prune vegetation in the study area, particularly along the bus route, to a height which allows a heavy vehicle to pass through the street and carry out its function in a safe manner, specifically at the following locations:-

·    Wisdom Road;

·    Kingslangley Road;

·    Osborne Road;

·    Bellevue Avenue;

·    Kimberley Avenue;

·    Cobden Avenue;

·    Angus Avenue;

·    Allison Avenue;

·    Ronald Avenue; and

·    Innes Road.

2.   As part of the public exhibition detailed in 1, Council gauge the community’s acceptance to the adoption of an ongoing policy for parking management in areas of high demand, where road conditions permit, Option 3 – “Time Restricted Parking in High Occupancy Parking Streets”.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Petition Received for Permanent Closure of Rothwell Crescent at Little Street

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

1.   Council receive and note the petition; and

2.   The head petitioner be informed that a traffic study will be undertaken and Council officers will liaise with the residents of Rothwell Crescent and Little Street in this respect.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Council extended best wishes to Councillor Gold on his upcoming marriage.

 

Council recognised and congratulated Councillor Hutchens on her involvement and success with the recent International Women’s Day Forum.


 

Notices of Motion

 

Lane Cove Pet Festival

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Karpin and Brooks-Horn that Council appoint Councillors Karpin, Hutchens and Gold to a Steering Committee to plan and oversee a Lane Cove Pet Festival for Spring, 2015.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Officer Reports for Determination

 

DCP Amendment - 296-314 Burns Bay Road

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

1.   Council adopt Development Control Plan Amendment – 296-314 Burns Bay Road as exhibited - attached at AT-1 subject to Section 11 being amended to include that fencing / retaining / acoustic walls are to have regard to maintaining view corridors from the public domain; and

2.   The Development Control Plan Amendment – 296-314 Burns Bay Road is to take effect upon its advertisement in a local newspaper as soon as practical.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Strategy for an Age Friendly Lane Cove 2014 - 2017

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

1.    Council adopt the Draft Strategy for an Age-Friendly Lane Cove: 2014-2017 for the purpose of public consultation;

2.    The Draft document be put on public exhibition for a period of 6 weeks in accordance with the consultation strategy outlined in the report; and

3.    A further report be prepared for Council following the consultation period.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Public Park at 304-314 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove

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

1.   Council accept the tender from Glascott Landscape & Civil for the provision of landscape construction services to construct a public park at 304-314 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove for an amount of $1,102,496.08; and

2.   The General Manager be authorised to enter into a contract with Glascott Landscape & Civil.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Tender for Preliminary Design of St Leonards Bus Rail Interchange and Plaza

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

1.   Council accept the tender from Aurecon Australasia Pty Ltd for the provision of services to deliver the preliminary design for the St Leonards Bus Rail Interchange and Plaza for an amount of $247,135 (incl GST); and

2.   The General Manager be authorised to enter into a contract with Aurecon Australasia Pty Ltd. 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Love Where You Live Sponsorship Program

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

1.    Develop and trial the Love Where You Live Sponsorship Program;

2.    Promote the Love Where You Live Sponsorship Program to local community organisations and the wider community; and

3.    Bring recommendations for funding under the Love Where You Live Sponsorship Program to Council for determination.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Nominations for Community Membership on Advisory Committees

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

1.   Council endorse Josh Blake for appointment on the Lane Cove Bicycle Advisory Committee, Rhonda Pryor for appointment to the Lane Cove Public Art Advisory Committee, Gaye White for appointment to Bushland Management Advisory Committee and Dennis Foley for appointment to the Aboriginal Advisory Committee;

2.   That Council amend the Charter of the Lane Cove Bicycle Advisory Committee to allow the appointment of an additional community representative and the appointment be made by the General Manager in consultation with Council’s Selection Committee; and

3.   That the nominees be advised of Councils’ decision.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Local Traffic Committee Meeting February 2015

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Hutchens and Gold that Council adopt the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee meeting held on Tuesday, 17 February 2015

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Matter Arising

RIVER AND NORTHWOOD ROAD INTERSECTION TRAFFIC STUDY

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Hutchens and Cheong that a traffic study be undertaken of the River Road and Northwood Road intersection to improve traffic flow into and out of the Northwood area and improve safety.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Matter Arising

NO STOPPING ZONE SIGNAGE GRAHAM AND BURNS BAY ROAD

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Cheong and Strassberg that Council install “No Stopping” signage at the Graham and Burns Bay Road intersection at the statutory distance of 10m from each corner.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

2015/2016 Draft Budget and 2015-2017 Delivery Program and Operational Plan

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

1.   Council adopt for the purpose of public exhibition, the 2015-2016 Draft Budget, 2015-2016 Draft Fees and Charges and 2015-2017 Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan;

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

3.   Following public exhibition, the Draft Budget, Draft Fees and Charges and Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan together with any submissions received, be considered at the Council meeting to be held 18 May 2015.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Officer Reports for Information

 

Construction Noise Pilot Program

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Cheong that Council supports the trial of the noise barriers at an appropriate construction site.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 


Council Snapshot

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 8:25pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of Monday 20 April 2015, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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