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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

20 July 2015, 7:00pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


Ordinary Council 20 July 2015

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, Acting Executive Manager – Open Space and Urban Services, Acting Executive Manager – Corporate Services, Executive Manager – Environmental Services, Executive Manager – Human Services, Manager – Strategic Planning, Director – Major Projects, Manager – Major Projects and Governance Officer.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

Councillor Bennison declared a non-pecuniary conflict of interest that is not significant in relation to “June 2015 Traffic Committee”  as his business partner is a resident of Cope Street, Lane Cove. He indicated that he would exit the chamber and not participate in any debate or vote on the item.

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

The meeting was opened with a prayer by the General Manager.

 

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

124

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, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

PUBLIC FORUM

Darvin Sinnetamby of Lane Cove objecting to the rezoning of land at 266 Longueville Road citing concerns including the community consultation undertaken, overshadowing and the need to maintain recreation areas within the LGA.

Katherine Lyttle of Lane Cove seeking further clarification about the rezoning of land at 266 Longueville Road specifically the percentage of the units designated for Seniors Living and the commitment of funding to a recreation facility and citing concerns about the information provided throughout the consultation process.

Sally O’Neill of Lane Cove seeking further clarification about the rezoning of land at 266 Longueville Road with regard to the removal of the Asset Protection Zones and expressing concerns regarding the lack of information included in the report about any traffic analysis undertaken and the potential impacts to properties adjoining the southern boundary of the proposed redevelopment.

Don Murchison of Greenwich requesting Council include a shared pathway from Longueville Road through to the Lane Cove Country Club in the plans for the 266 Longueville Road redevelopment.

Doug Stuart of Longueville, representing the Lane Cove Bushland and Conservation Society objecting to the rezoning of land at 266 Longueville Road requesting Council retain the land for open space and recreation.

Richard Munge of Lane Cove congratulating Council on acknowledging the need for seniors living in Lane Cove but citing concerns about the rezoning of land at 266 Longueville Road including to traffic impacts, removal of the Asset Protection Zones, pathway security and the bulk and scale of the development.

Meredith Curran of Longueville objecting to the extension of the Longueville Private Hospital citing concerns about the lack of details contained within the DA, potential traffic congestion and lack of conformity with the LEP for the area.

Ianthe Pietersz of Lane Cove objecting to the rezoning of the land at 266 Longueville Road.

Marina Bishop of Lane Cove expressing concerns regarding the density of the proposed redevelopment of 266 Longueville Road and requesting Council retain the site as public recreation space.

Grant McDowell of Lane Cove expressing concerns about the loss of open recreation space by Currambena Primary School at 266 Longueville Road if the proposed redevelopment proceeds.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

125

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Procedural Motion

126

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Gold that ‘Results of Feasibility Study for the Proposed Redevelopment of 266 Longueville Road as a Seniors Living Facility be brought forward and dealt with as the next item.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Results of Feasibility Study for the Proposed Redevelopment of 266 Longueville Road as a Seniors Living Facility

127

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

  1. Note the report, and the contents and recommendations of the Bridge Report which has been confidentially circulated to Councillors;
  2. Approve the Development Model / Procurement Process outlined in the report and commence by calling for Expressions of Interest from suitably experienced seniors living operators upon Gazettal of the LEP;
  3. Reaffirm that any proposal is to include a public pathway to improve pedestrian connections between Longueville Road and the Lane Cove Golf Course and Country Club as required by the DCP; and
  4. Prior to the EOI document being issued a Councillor Workshop be held.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor Cheong left the meeting at 7:47pm.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 15 JUNE 2015

128

RESOLVED on the motion of Gold and Hutchens that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 15 June 2015 and 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).

Absent for the Motion was Councillor Cheong (Total 1).

129

RESOLVED on the motion of Strassberg and Bennison that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 15 June 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).

Absent for the Motion was Councillor Cheong (Total 1).

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Mayor Brooks-Horn formally farewelled Council’s Director – Major Projects, John Lee, and thanked him for his work with Council and his significant contribution to the Lane Cove community.

 

MATTER OF URGENCY

LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE SUMMIT 2015

130

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Bennison that the item be declared a Matter of Urgency.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Absent for the Motion was Councillor Cheong (Total 1).

The Mayor declared the item to be a Matter of Urgency.

131

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Karpin that the invitation to attend the Local Government Finance Summit be received and Council support the attendance of any available Councillor and relevant staff as determined by the General Manager.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Absent for the Motion was Councillor Cheong (Total 1).

 


Notices of Motion

 

Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Australian Constitution

132

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

1.  Council become a part of the RECOGNISE campaign by adopting the Partners Network Charter;

2.  The following motion be submitted to the 2015 NSW Local Government Conference as a motion from Council:-

‘i.    That Local Government NSW becomes part of the RECOGNISE campaign by adopting the Partners Network Charter; and

ii.    That Local Government NSW in conjunction with RECOGNISE, assist member councils to develop strategies to promote the work of RECOGNISE’;

3.  Council in conjunction with RECOGNISE arrange a series of community consultations; and

4.  That the Mayor write to the following individuals and advise them that Council supports RECOGNISE and has adopted the Partners Network Charter and is seeking similar support from other NSW Councils at the 2015 Local Government Conference:-

                     i.    Professor Megan Davis, member of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders;

                   ii.    Warren Mundine c/o the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council;

                  iii.    The Prime Minster, the Hon Tony Abbott;

                  iv.    The Prime Minister's Expert Panel on the Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples;

                   v.    Roy Ah-See c/- NSW Metropolitan Aboriginal Land Council;

                  vi.    Ben Shields and Rod Towney c/- Dubbo City Council;

                vii.    Darren Toomey c/- Dubbo Aboriginal Land Council; and

               viii.    Aunty Norma Ingram of the City of Sydney Aboriginal 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).

Absent for the Motion was Councillor Cheong (Total 1).

 


 

Affordable Housing In Lane Cove

133

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Hutchens that the General Manager write to the Federal Treasurer the Hon Joe Hockey and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and Certified Practicing Accountants of Australia and put forward the following as ideas that may assist in making housing more affordable for home buyers in the Lane Cove LGA:-

1.   Amend the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (AML) to include real estate agents;

2.   Introduce legislation that requires all Non-Citizens/Residents when acquiring real estate to provide a tax file number;

3.   Introduce legislation that allows the restriction of the sale of units from time to time to Non-Citizens/Residents based on economic conditions; and

4.   Amend the Income Tax Assessment Act so that:-

                     i.    Negative gearing of property is only available to citizens of Australia; and

                   ii.    For Non-Citizens, any losses are quarantined until such time the tax payer becomes a citizen.

 

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

Against the Motion was Councillor Palmer (Total 1).

Absent for the Motion was Councillor Cheong (Total 1).

 

 Officer Reports for Determination

 

River and Northwood Road Intersection Traffic Study

134

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

1.   Further investigation including traffic surveys and intersection modelling, be undertaken at Northwood Road and River Road;

2.   Council to seek approval from the Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) on the proposed signal design and civil plans; and

3.   A further report be received by Council for endorsement prior to Community Consultation on the Concept Plan.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Absent for the Motion was Councillor Cheong (Total 1).

 


 

Proposed Alcohol Free Zones for Lane Cove Plaza & St Leonard's CBD

135

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Hutchens and Gold that the following Alcohol Prohibited Areas and Alcohol Free Zones be established from 1 August 2015 in accordance with Section 632A and Section 644 of the Local Government Act 1993 and be maintained until the 1 August 2017:-

Alcohol Prohibited Areas (Public Parks and Reserves):-

·    Open Space Area at the intersection of Pacific Highway and Canberra Avenue, St Leonard’s.

Alcohol Free Zones (Streets, Car Parks and Footpaths):-

·    Canberra Avenue (between Marshall Avenue and Pacific Highway), St Leonard’s.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Absent for the Motion was Councillor Cheong (Total 1).

 

Nuisance Birds - Lane Cove Plaza

136

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

1.   Council engage a specialised pest controller to develop a bird management plan;

2.   A budget of $20,000 be allocated in the next quarterly budget review to implement the bird management plan; and

3.   A quarterly report on the progress and effectiveness of the bird management plan be provided to Council.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Absent for the Motion was Councillor Cheong (Total 1).

 

Councillor Bennison left the meeting at 8:16pm.

 

June 2015 Traffic Committee

137

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Brent that Council adopt the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee meeting held on Tuesday, 16 June 2015.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Absent for the Motion were Councillors Cheong and Bennison (Total 2).

 

Councillor Bennison returned to the meeting at 8:17pm.

Councillor Cheong returned to the meeting at 8:17pm.


 

Local Government Conference NSW 2015

138

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

1.    Councillors submit to the General Manager by Monday 10 August 2015 any proposed motions for discussion at the Local Government NSW Annual Conference on 11-13 October 2015 for prior consideration at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 17 August 2015;

2.    Council submit for debate at the Conference motions on the following issues affecting the Lane Cove community:-          

a)       Fit for the Future Reform Agenda – the joint motion of Lane Cove, Hunters Hill and Ryde City Council’s seeking support for the Joint Regional Authority Model to be an available option to metropolitan councils, as outlined in the report;

b)       The recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian Constitution being:-

                                    i.            “That Local Government NSW becomes part of the RECOGNISE campaign by adopting the Partners Network Charter; and

                                   ii.            That Local Government NSW in conjunction with RECOGNISE, assist member councils to develop strategies to promote the work of RECOGNISE Council motion for RECOGNISE be adopted as one of the motions under the social category”; and

c)       Planning Proposals  - “That the Minister for Planning and Environment suspend the review process for Planning Proposals that have been refused (or deemed to be so) by local councils pending the completion and adoption of the new Sydney Metropolitan Strategy “A Plan for Growing Sydney” and associated Subregion Plans”.

3.    Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Hutchens and Karpin be authorised to attend the Conference as Council’s voting delegates with Councillors Gold, Cheong and Palmer as alternates.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

LEP Review 2015

139

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Cheong and Bennison that consideration of the LEP Review 2015 be deferred to a future Councillor Workshop before being further considered by Council.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

MATTER ARISING

DUAL-OCCUPANCIES IN LANE COVE

140

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Gold that as part of the Councillor Workshop, information regarding the history and advantages and disadvantages of dual-occupancies be prepared.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Officer Reports for Information

 

Little Lane Car Park Progress Update

141

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Hutchens and Gold that the report be received and noted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Centennial Ave/ Barwon Rd/ Fig Tree St Intersection Safety Analysis

142

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Gold that the report be received and noted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Public EXHIBITION by NSW Environment Protection Authority of Protection of the Environment Operations (Clean Air) Amendment (Cruise Ships) Regulation

143

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Karpin and Brooks-Horn that the report be received and noted and the submission be circulated to Councillors.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Waste Management - Mission Australia - Soft Landing - Mattress Collection and Recycling System

144

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Strassberg that the report be received and noted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Residential Development Activity Statistics

145

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Hutchens that the report be received and noted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Council Snapshot

146

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Karpin and Palmer that the report be received and noted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF EXTRAORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 13 JULY 2015

147

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brent that the minutes of the Extraordinary Council meeting held on 13 July 2015 and be received.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

148

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Hutchens that the minutes of the Extraordinary Council meeting held on the 13 July 2015 be confirmed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 8:33pm

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 17 August 2015, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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