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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

15 June 2015, 7:00pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


Ordinary Council 15 June 2015

Minutes

 

PRESENT: Councillor D. Brooks-Horn (Chair), Councillor K. Brent, Councillor S. Bennison, 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, Acting Executive Manager – Open Space & Urban Services, Acting Executive Manager – Human Services and Governance Officer.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillor Brooks-Horn declared a non-pecuniary interest that was non-significant in relation to the item Osborne Park and Gore Hill Traffic Study as his residence is located within the study area. He indicated that the study outcomes do not affect him personally and so he would participate in debate and vote on the matter.

 

Councillor Karpin declared a non-pecuniary interest that was non-significant in relation to the item Osborne Park and Gore Hill Traffic Study as his residence is located within the study area. He indicated that the study outcomes do not affect him personally and so he would participate in debate and vote on the matter.

 

APOLOGIES 

Apologies were received on behalf of Councillor Cheong.

104

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

The meeting was opened with a prayer by Craig Wrightson, General Manager – Lane Cove Council.

 

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

105

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 Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

PUBLIC FORUM

Dr Michael Carr of Greenwich objecting to the application for a liquor license at Greenwich Baths on the basis of public safety with regard to the consumption of alcohol in a swimming area.

 

Ian Thomas of Greenwich objecting to the application for a liquor license at Greenwich Baths on the basis of disruption to public enjoyment and safety concerns.

 

Suzanne Carr of Greenwich objecting to the application for a liquor license at Greenwich Baths on the basis of disruption to public enjoyment and citing concerns about how a liquor license fits within the LEP for the area and Councils obligations under the Reserve Trust Handbook.

 

Kim McIntyre of Park Road, St Leonards objecting to the rezoning of areas contained within the St Leonards South Draft Master Plan due to loss of local character and history as well as citing concerns about the effects of over development of the area such as overshadowing.

 

Anita Jubian of St Leonards objecting to the rezoning of areas contained within the St Leonards South Draft Master Plan citing concerns about overshadowing and loss of amenity that high-density development could bring to the area.

 

Nigel Riddington of Lane Cove citing concerns about the effect of over development to the village atmosphere in Lane Cove.

 

Lisa Perry of Greenwich asking Council to extend the consultation period for the application of a liquor license at Greenwich Baths due to Council seeking further information from BlueFit.

 

Arlette Jubian of Greenwich objecting to the rezoning of areas contained within the St Leonards South Draft Master Plan due to loss of local amenity and character as well as citing concerns about over development of the area that may be of a piece-meal nature.

 

Albert Jubian of St Leonards objecting to the rezoning of areas contained within the St Leonards South Draft Master Plan citing concerns about lower demand for units in the area.

 

Mark Hughes of St Leonards speaking in support of a progressive Master Plan for St Leonards South area.

 

Jenny Wiedenbein of Lane Cove objecting to the recommendations contained in the report on the Proposal to close Rothwell Crescent citing concerns about the timing and scope of the study and requesting Council conduct a further study and reconsider acting sooner in the closure of the street.

 

Christine Cole of Lane Cove thanking Council for including Joseph Street in the list of streets to be included in the 3P parking restrictions contained within the Osborne Park and Gore Hill Traffic Study.

 

Ron Aquilina of Lane Cove objecting to the recommendations contained in the report on the Proposal to close Rothwell Crescent citing concerns about the implications on safety that increased vehicle traffic will have on the area and requesting Council hold off any decision until the development application has been determined.

 

Steve Coman of Greenwich objecting to the application for a liquor license at Greenwich Baths on the basis of disruption to public enjoyment and safety concerns.

 

Bruce McGilvray of Lane Cove objecting to the recommendations contained in the report on the Proposal to close Rothwell Crescent citing concerns about the scope and conclusions of the study and requesting Council act sooner on the closure of the street.

 

Phil Jankin of Hunters Hill speaking in support of Councils direction with regard to the Fit for the Future program and supporting Council’s cooperation with Hunter’s Hill and Ryde Council and informing Council of the community support for no forced amalgamations from the Save Our Council’s movement.

 

Jong Lee of Lane Cove objecting to the recommendations contained in the report on the Proposal to close Rothwell Crescent report citing concerns about safety in the area and requesting Council act sooner in the closure of the street.

Richard Montague of Lane Cove objecting to the parking limitations contained within the Osborne Park and Gore Hill Traffic Study area citing loss of parking amenity to local residents.

 

Doug Stuart of Longueville speaking in support of Councils direction with regard to the Fit for the Future program and supporting Council’s cooperation with Hunter’s Hill and Ryde Council in submitting a proposal for a Joint Regional Authority.

 

Iver Rees of St Leonards speaking in support of the St Leonards South Draft Master Plan and requesting Council extend the rezoning area to Park Road and Berry Road and objecting to the application for a liquor license at Greenwich Baths due to loss of public amenity.

 

Bruno Flambard of Greenwich objecting to the parking limitations contained within the Osborne Park and Gore Hill Traffic Study area citing loss of parking amenity to local residents.

 

Peter Garner of St Leonards speaking in support of the St Leonards South Draft Master Plan and requesting Council extend the rezoning area to Park Road East and Berry Road West.

 

Peter Dixon of Lane Cove objecting to the parking limitations contained within the Osborne Park and Gore Hill Traffic Study area citing loss of parking amenity to local residents.

 

Richard Wilmott of St Leonards speaking in support of the St Leonards South Draft Master Plan and requesting Council extend the rezoning area to Park Road East and Berry Road West.

 

Prue Quinlan of St Leonards speaking in support of the St Leonards South Draft Master Plan.

 

Peter Dale of St Leonards speaking in support of the St Leonards South Draft Master Plan and requesting Council extend the rezoning area to Park Road East and Berry Road West.

 

John Mitchell of St Leonards speaking in support of the St Leonards South Draft Master Plan and requesting Council extend the rezoning area to Park Road East and Berry Road West.

 

Councillor Bennison left the meeting at 8:18pm.

 

Councillor Bennison returned to the meeting at 8:19pm.

 

Alan Wiedenbein of Lane Cove objecting to the amount of development that has occurred in Lane Cove.

 

Andrew McLeod of St Leonards speaking in support of the St Leonards South Draft Master Plan and requesting Council extend the rezoning area to Park Road East and Berry Road West.

 

Elspeth Hodge of St Leonards objecting to amount of development in the St Leonards South area citing concerns about the impact on infrastructure and employment opportunities.  

 

Duncan Brown of St Leonards speaking in support of the St Leonards Draft Master Plan and requesting Council extend the rezoning area to Park Road East and Berry Road West.

                                                                                           

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

106

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 


CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 18 MAY 2015

107

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Hutchens that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 18 May 2015 be received.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

108

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Hutchens that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 18 May 2015 be confirmed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Orders Of The Day

Councillor Bennison publicly thanked the owners and operators of Aristocrat Cafe for their years of service to Lane Cove and encouraged the community to participate in their fund raising campaign for Brain Cancer Awareness.

 

Officer Reports for Determination

 

Osborne Park and Gore Hill Parking & Traffic Study

109

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

  1. The following recommendations contained in the Luxmoore Report be adopted:-

a.    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;

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

c.    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;

  1. That a future Councillor Workshop be held which explores further opportunities for improving parking conditions in residential areas including opportunities for changing State laws to improve convenience, safety and capacity; and

3.    That a survey be undertaken of each of the streets proposed to have parking restrictions implemented to determine the residents view on the proposed implementation of new restrictions and an explanation of the resident parking scheme and visitor parking scheme be included.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Proposal to Close Rothwell Crescent

110

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

1.   The traffic operation in Rothwell Crescent, Lane Cove to remain unchanged;

2.   Should the development application at 27-43 Little Street be approved, the matter be referred back to Council to reconsider the resident petition; and

3.   The head petitioner be advised of the Council’s decision.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Fit for the Future - Joint Response from the Councils of Hunters Hill, Lane Cove and City of Ryde

111

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

1.    Council note the extensive analysis, research, evidence and community consultation that has been undertaken as required by the Minister for Local Government’s Fit for the Future program, in exploring all options and in preparing Council’s response to the Fit for the Future program;

2.    Following the extensive research and analysis, Council rejects the proposed merger of Hunter’s Hill, Lane Cove, Willoughby, Mosman, North Sydney and the eastern two thirds of the City of Ryde Councils, as recommended by the Independent Local Government Review Panel, as it is not the superior option for the reasons as detailed in this report;

3.    Council endorse lodging the Joint Submission, shown at AT-1 in response to the Fit for the Future program, with both the City of Ryde and Hunter’s Hill Councils,  that details Council’s Template 2 submission (Council Improvement Proposal) and the unique Joint Regional Authority proposal (Council’s preferred option) and delegate to the General Manager, the authority to complete and lodge Council’s submission, making any necessary adjustments in finalising Council’s submission in response to the final IPART methodology and community surveys;

4.    Council endorse including in the Joint Submission, as an incentive for the proposed Joint Regional Authority (JRA), the option to pilot the JRA for a period of 12 months, with the Office of Local Government to be invited to provide a representative as an observer on the JRA board;

5.    Council in demonstrating its commitment to being a member of the Joint Regional Authority (JRA), and as a further incentive for Government, delegate to the Mayor and the General Manager the authority to sign the Joint Regional Authority - Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Council’s behalf;

6.    Council endorse undertaking a future advocacy campaign with both the City of Ryde and Hunter’s Hill Councils, between July and November 2015, on an equal basis in sharing costs to a maximum of $30,000 as detailed in the report and delegates to the Mayor and the General Manager the authority to undertake this action post 30 June 2015;

7.    Council note the Terms of Reference for the Parliamentary Inquiry into the State Government’s Fit for the Future reform agenda, (announced on 27 May 2015), and delegate to the Mayor and General Manager the authority to lodge a submission and appear, if necessary, at the Parliamentary Inquiry;

8.    Council endorse copies of Council’s submission being available in all Council Libraries, Customer Service Centres and on Council’s website in addition to being forwarded to the Minister for Local Government, the Chief Executive Officer of the Office of Local Government all relevant State and Federal Members of Parliament, all Unions and other key stakeholders as determined by the Mayor and General Manager;

9.    The General Manager writes to the Premier of NSW the Hon Mike Baird and requests that he affords Lane Cove Council the opportunity to present to him our superior alternative to the panel’s recommendation. The request should emphasise the amount of effort that Lane Cove, Hunters Hill and the Ryde Councils have devoted to the consideration of an alternative superior model and highlight that Professor Percy Allan has stated in his opinion that the recommendations put forward by the panel would be lucky to break even in ten years where our superior alternative model is estimate to accrue profits of approximately $4mil pa from the get go. The letter should also note that we have met with IPART and the Minister the Hon Paul Toole that is scheduled for this Friday 19 June; and

10.  Notwithstanding Council's signature to the MOU with Ryde and Hunter’s Hill, Lane Cove welcomes approaches from other NSROC councils who may wish to be included in the JRA.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Adoption of the Draft Strategy for an Age-Friendly Lane Cove: 2014-2017

112

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Karpin and Hutchens that the Draft Strategy for an Age-Friendly Lane Cove 2014-2017 Action Plan included as AT-1 be adopted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Update on Plan for Growing Sydney - NSW Metro Strategy

113

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

1.    Notes the information provided in this report on the new Sydney Metropolitan Strategy “A Plan for Growing Sydney” and the North Subregion planning process;

  1. Seek the support of NSROC and SHOROC to request the Minister for Planning and Environment to suspend the review process for Planning Proposals that have been refused (or deemed to be so) by local councils until the completion and adoption of the new Subregion Plans; and
  2. A further report be received outlining the number of developments Council has approved under the LEP 2009 and those pending Planning Proposals.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 


MATTER ARISING

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY IN LANE COVE

114

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Gold that the issue of housing affordability in Lane Cove be discussed at the next Councillor Workshop.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


Greater Sydney Commission Representation

115

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

  1. Adopts a position that the meeting of Mayors and GMs from the Northern Sydney Councils (the combined NSROC/SHOROC regions) is the appropriate forum for engagement in the subregional planning process. As such, the combined meeting with representatives of SHOROC/NSROC Councils be endorsed as the ‘Local Government Advisory Committee’ for the north subregion; and
  2. Delegate the selection of the subregional representative of the Greater Sydney Commission to the Local Government Advisory Committee.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting - May 2015

116

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Karpin that Council adopt the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee meeting held on Tuesday, 19 May 2015.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Assignment of Lane Cove Market Square Leases

117

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Karpin and Palmer that

1.    Council agree to the assignment of the two (2) leases (Registered Leases AH191337 and AH191338) between Council and The Trust Company Australia Limited (TCAL) in relation to the Market Square property to Shopping Centres Australasia Property Group RE Limited (SCA),  subject to Woolworths Limited guaranteeing 'not to be released from its obligations under the leases' and meeting Council’s costs relating to the transaction;

2.    The Mayor and General Manager be authorised to execute the documents and affix the Common Seal of Council, if required; and

3.    The General Manager request from the Chairman and the Managing Director of Woolworths greater cooperation and responsiveness in maintaining the standard of the Lane Cove Market Square Complex to a standard consummate to a first class shopping centre.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Request for REIMBURSEMENT of Travel Expenses - Town Crier

118

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

1.    Give Public Notice under Section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993 of its intention to grant Mr. Bill Wallace $483 inc. GST to assist in travel expenses to attend the 2015 National Town Crier Championships to represent Lane Cove; and
Subject to no objections being received, provide a grant to Mr. Bill Wallace of $483;

2.    The future reimbursement of expenses for the Town Crier be considered at the same time as Council’s Annual Financial Assistance Grants Program; and

3.    Formally congratulate Mr. Wallace on his obtaining second place in the National Town Crier Championships in his division.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Officer Reports for Information

 

Council Snapshot

119

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 9.17pm

 

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

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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