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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

11 December 2017, 7:00pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.

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Ordinary Council 11 December 2017

Minutes

 

PRESENT: Councillor P. Palmer (Chair), Councillor K. Brent, Councillor D. Brooks-Horn, Councillor D. Hutchens, Councillor D. Strassberg, Councillor F. Vissel and Councillor A. Zbik.

 

ALSO PRESENT: Acting General Manager, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Manager – Open Space & Urban Services, Executive Manager – Human Services, Manager – Development Assessment, Strategic Planner and Manager – Governance.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST: Nil

 

APOLOGIES 

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

183

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Strassberg that the apologies be accepted and leave of absence be granted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

The meeting was opened with a prayer by Simon Ambler, 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

184

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Brent 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 Hutchens, Palmer, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

PUBLIC FORUM

Shauna Forrest of Longueville supporting the Bushland and Conservation Society Sustainability Levy Small Grant Application for a geotrail within Warraroon Reserve.

 

Susan Carroll of Lane Cove expressing concerns regarding alleged unlawful tree pruning and removal in Lane Cove and requesting Council develop a Significant Tree Register.

 

Lyn Du of Linley Point expressing concerns regarding the traffic changes proposed by Roads and Maritime Services to Burns Bay Road.

 

Jackie Barker of Lane Cove highlighting concerns raised on In The Cove regarding the  traffic changes proposed under Roads and Maritime Services-Pinch Point and Clearways Programs, urging Council to regulate the Smoke Free Zone in the Lane Cove Plaza, suggesting an onsite parking attendant is required for Lane Cove Market Square Car Park and thanking Council for hosting the recent Christmas activities and celebrations.

 

Ruth Neumann of Lane Cove, on behalf of the Lane Cove North Residents Association, expressing concerns regarding the traffic changes proposed by Roads and Maritime Services to Centennial Avenue.

 

Glenda McSorley of Lane Cove North expressing concerns regarding the traffic changes proposed by Roads and Maritime Services to Centennial Avenue.

 

Rebecca Langton of Lane Cove in support of the Refugee Welcome Zone Declaration.

 

Janine Issa of Riverview in support of Lane Cove becoming a Refugee Welcome Zone.

 

Amir Javan of Lane Cove North in support of Lane Cove becoming a Refugee Welcome Zone.

 

Karen Paull of Lane Cove North in support of Lane Cove becoming a Refugee Welcome Zone.

 

Doug Stuart of Longueville in support of Lane Cove becoming a Refugee Welcome Zone, objecting to the Roads and Maritime Services proposal for Centennial Avenue clearway and the widening of the intersection of Centennial Ave and Epping Rd, supporting Councils position on the revised Draft North District Plan and Draft Greater Sydney Region Plan but expressing concern with the plans lack of biodiversity. Requesting Council select new IHAP members who have an affinity for the character of Lane Cove, anticipating further information on how the EPA Act changes will be addressed by Council and expressing disappointment in the recommended refusal to grant a Sustainability Levy Small Grant to the Bushland and Conservation Society for a geotrail within Warraroon Reserve and requesting reconsideration of the application.

 

Dennis Morris of Lane Cove on behalf of the local branch of St Vincent de Paul in support of Lane Cove becoming a Refugee Welcome Zone.

 

Lorraine Waldron of Greenwich requesting Council consider extending the community consultation period for the St Leonards South Residential Precinct  Draft Plans.

 

Kate Turner of Lane Cove objecting to the introduction of the new clearways along Centennial Avenue as proposed by Roads and Maritime Services under its Clearways Programs.

 

Craig Hendricks of St Leonards expressing concern with the proposed value attributed to lots in St Leonards South earmarked for acquisition for open space.

 

Reg Mui of Lane Cove West supporting the establishment of a slip lane at a Penrose Street / Burns Bay Road and Centennial Avenue/Epping Road but objecting to the introduction of proposed clearways along Centennial Avenue on weekends and the limited consultation period afforded.

 

Don Murchison of Greenwich urging Council to support the Sydney Harbour Bridge cycleway ramp access proposal by the Roads and Maritime Service.

 

Paul Clarke of Lane Cove expressing concerns regarding the traffic changes proposed by Roads and Maritime Services to Centennial Avenue and tabling a petition including approximately 110 signatures on the matter.

 

Lisa Noonan of Lane Cove expressing concerns regarding the traffic changes proposed by Roads and Maritime Services to Centennial Avenue.

 

Dr Helen Prifti of Lane Cove expressing concerns regarding the traffic changes proposed by Roads and Maritime Services to Centennial Avenue

 

John Southwood of Greenwich Community Association expressing concerns in relation to the consultation for the St Leonards South Residential Precinct  Draft Plans and requesting the community consultation period be further extended.

 

Anita Jubian of St Leonards South objecting to the proposed rezoning of St Leonards South, expressing concerns in relation to the draft plans currently on public exhibition, pointing to inconsistencies in housing targets reported by Council and those outlined in the Greater Sydney Commission plan and requesting the community consultation period be further extended.

 

Merri Southwood President of the Greenwich Community Association expressing concerns regarding the St Leonards South Masterplan and requesting the community consultation period be further extended.

 

Albert Jubian of Greenwich objecting to the proposed rezoning of St Leonards South, expressing concerns in regards to the St Leonards South Residential Precinct  Draft Plans and requesting the community consultation period be further extended.

 

Alan Winney of Greenwich objecting to the proposed rezoning of St Leonards South.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

185

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Strassberg that Standing Orders be resumed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Procedural Motion

186

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Zbik that “RMS Proposed Clearways and Intersection Works on  Centennial Avenue” to be brought forward and dealt with as the next item.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

187

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Hutchens that Standing Orders be suspended to allow Hilary Johnson from RMS to address Council on the “RMS Proposed Clearways and Intersection Works on  Centennial Avenue”

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

188

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Brooks-Horn that Standing Orders be resumed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

 

RMS Proposed Clearways and Intersection Works on Centennial Avenue

189

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

1.    Council request Roads and Maritime Services to:-

a.  Provide justification for the proposed clearway operation hours on Centennial Avenue and Burns Bay Road between Epping Road, Lane Cove and Victoria Road, Huntleys Point;

b.  Provide justification for the loss of open space by adding a longer left turn slip lane in Centennial Avenue north bound; and

c.  Extend the community consultation period until 28 February 2018, considering the Christmas and school holiday period; and

2.    The General Manager seek an urgent meeting with the Chief Executive Officer of the Roads and Maritime Services and the Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight the Hon. Melinda Pavey; and 

3.    Council acknowledge receipt of a petition tabled by Mr Paul Clarke including approximately 110 signatures, expressing concerns about the RMS proposals.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 20 NOVEMBER 2017

190

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Hutchens that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 20 November 2017 be received.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

191

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Zbik that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 20 November 2017 be confirmed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Notices of Motion

 

Procedural Motion

192

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Zbik that Creating a Safe Segregated Cycleway for Lane Cove Cyclists to North Sydney and Sydney CBD be brought forward and dealt with as the next item.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

 

Creating a safe segregated cycleway for Lane Cove Cyclists to North Sydney and Sydney CBD

193

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Zbik and Vissel that Council:-

1.   Reconvene the recently disbanded Bicycle Advisory Committee to seek their input for the Sydney Harbour Bridge cycleway access proposal by the Roads and Maritime Service; and

2.   Make a submission to the Roads and Maritime Service regarding the proposed improvements.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Refugee Welcome Zone

 

MOTION

A Motion was moved by Councillors Zbik and Brent that Council:-

1.   Sign the pledge provided by the Refugee Council of Australia to become a Refugee Welcome Zone; 

2.   Demonstrate our commitment to the pledge by exploring opportunities to organise and coordinate with local community groups already working with refugees to hold an event or a series of events during Refugee Week (17-23 June 2018) or at another time deemed appropriate by Council. The objective of the events would be to help educate and raise awareness around the challenges people who have recently arrived in Australia face when settling into our community and celebrate the contribution they have made to Australian society; and

3.   Explore the opportunity to develop a work experience position at Lane Cove Council for a student who has recently arrived in Australia. The objective of the position would be to help them to develop the literacy and numeracy skills to help them give back to the Lane Cove community and to help build their skill set to prepare them for gainful employment in the private or public sectors. 

 

Amendment

An Amendment was moved by Councillors Brooks-Horn and Hutchens that the matter be deferred for discussion at a Councillor workshop and a further report be prepared for Council following the workshop.

 

Upon being put to the meeting the Amendment was declared lost

 

For the Amendment were Councillors Hutchens and Brooks-Horn (Total 2).

Against the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Brent, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 5).

194

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Brent, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 5).

Against the Motion were Councillors Hutchens and Brooks-Horn (Total 2).

 


 

 Officer Reports for Determination

 

November 2017 Traffic Committee Meeting

195

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Vissel and Brent that Council:-

Adopts the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting held on Tuesday, 14 November 2017.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Proposed Road Closure, Southern End of Pinaroo Place, Lane Cove

196

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

1.   Note that following public notification in the North Shore Times and by letters to relevant stakeholders, no valid objections were received to the proposed closure of the southern end of Pinaroo Place, Lane Cove; and

2.   Make application to the Department of Primary Industries – Lands to formally close as public road the southern end of Pinaroo Place, Lane Cove as illustrated in this report

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Streetlighting LED Accelerated Program

197

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Vissel and Zbik that Council accept Ausgrid’s proposal for the accelerated replacement of 1184 Ausgrid lights on residential roads over the next three (3) years, funded through Council’s Sustainability Levy.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Changes to Independent Hearing and Assessment Panels

198

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

1.   The report be received and noted;

2.   The Mayor and General Manager be delegated authority to select the community representatives and if required the expert members for the new IHAP, and report the selections to the February 2018 Council meeting.

3.   Council make a submission to the Department of Planning and Environment requesting:-

a.    The requirement to have on each IHAP a community member of the Ward in which an application is based, be removed.

b.    The proposed “Submissions Policy” provide the opportunity for the Secretary to allow the General Manager of a council to refer any matter to the IHAP which they believe to be of significant complexity to warrant a referral.

c.    That referral of Planning Proposals to the IHAP not be mandatory, but be at the discretion of the General Manager.

 

4.   Council note the recent NSROC resolution that “NSROC calls upon the State Government to revoke mandatory IHAPs and allow local government to determine its own position”.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


Strategy for an Age-Friendly Lane Cove: 2018 - 2023

199

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

1.   The ‘Strategy for an Age-Friendly Lane Cove Consultation Outcomes: 2018-2023’ as at   AT- 1 be noted;

2.   The ‘Strategy for an Age-Friendly Lane Cove: 2014-2017 Evaluation Report’ as at AT- 3   and AT- 4 be noted;

3.   The Draft ‘Strategy for an Age-Friendly Lane Cove: 2018-2023’ included as AT- 2 be adopted for the purpose of consultation;

4.   The Draft document be put on public exhibition for a period of two months in accordance with the consultation strategy outlined in the report; and

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Sustainability Levy - Small Grants - Round 14

200

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Hutchens that Council approve the funding for:-

1.   Lane Cove Sustainability Action Group – Bagshare to the value of $995; and

2.   FoodFaith Ltd to the value of $4,652.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Revised Draft North District Plan

201

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Vissel and Strassberg that Council write to the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) supporting the Revised Draft North District Plan, and highlighting items of concern and support for:-

1.   The GSC as a vital, objective and integrated means of achieving planning outcomes while keeping to the liveability principle of this Council;

2.   The thrust of the Regional and District Plans in spreading increased density across regions, especially to those areas that have capacity and infrastructure capability. In particular, the postponement of setting a 20-year residential target for Lane Cove is welcome. It is requested that the GSC acknowledge the current ‘heavy lifting’ being undertaken by the Lane Cove community, and that there is limited capacity for future dwelling construction in Lane Cove;

3.   The elevated prominence of transport infrastructure in the Revised Plan. Council raises particular concern regarding the need to address the congestion of local through traffic, and supports the current and planned major road and rail upgrades;

4.   The continued direction to “protect and manage” employment lands, such as in Lane Cove West and St Leonards, especially from rezoning valuable commercial and industrial land to residential use. Future economic and job growth depends upon future employment lands being available in the long term;

5.   Protection and management of public lands and open space, particularly surrounding our rivers and Harbour;

6.   Recognition of the challenges of providing quality open space in urban areas. Council expects the State Government to recognise Council’s innovative open space projects detailed in this report. Recognition is expected in this Revised District Plan, and in the St Leonards/Crows Nest Station Precinct study.  Council again requests that the proposed St Leonards Plaza be included in the proposed Green Grid, or be attributed special significance and priority in the North District Plan, given its linchpin significance in revitalising the Precinct;

7.   The continued setting of jobs targets, especially in St Leonards. Council welcomes the greater opportunities “to grow jobs, housing and infrastructure” in the Collaboration Area and Priority Precinct of St Leonards and awaits more detailed plans from the Department of Planning on how this will be achieved while adhering to District liveability principles; and

8.   More flexibility in the proposed Affordable Rental Housing target to recognise the need to provide housing for “key workers” within 30 minutes journey to work.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Draft Greater Sydney Region Plan

202

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Vissel and Brent that Council make a submission to the Greater Sydney Commission in support of the Draft Greater Sydney Region Plan whilst highlighting the issues raised in the report.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Review of Community Strategic Plan - Lane Cove 2025 and Community Engagement Strategy

203

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Hutchens that Council:

1.   Receive and note the information;

2.   Extend the horizon for the Community Strategic Plan – Lane Cove 2025 to 2035; and

3.   Endorse the Community Engagement Strategy for the review of the Community Strategic Plan – Lane Cove 2025, as outlined in this report.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

 

1st Quarter Review of the 2017-2018 Delivery Program and Operational Plan

204

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Hutchens that the 1st Quarter Review of the 2017-18 Operational Plan be received and noted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Council Meeting Schedule - 2018

205

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Brooks-Horn that the Council Meeting Schedule for 2018 be adopted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Officer Reports for Information

 

2016 Census Update

206

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Zbik that the report be received and noted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Keep NSW Beautiful Blue Star Awards - Waste Less Recycle More

207

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Lane Cove Plaza 40th Anniversary

208

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment  Act 2017

209

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Dockless Bike Share Schemes

210

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Hutchens that the report be received and noted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Community Wellbeing Survey 2017

211

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Delegation of Authority During the Christmas Recess

212

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

1.   Subject to the provisions of Section 377 of the Local Government Act, 1993, and point 2 below, Council appoint a Committee comprising of the Mayor and the General Manager, or in their absence a delegate of the Mayor and/or the person acting as General Manager, to deal with and determine, urgent matters arising during the Council recess until 19 February 2018, in such cases applying Council’s policies, or where no such policies exist, exercising due caution.

2.   No Section 96 or Section 82A reviews of development applications be undertaken under delegated authority in relation to any matter that has been determined by the Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 9:37pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of Monday 19 February 2018, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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