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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

19 March 2018, 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 19 March 2018

Minutes

 

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

 

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

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

 

Councillor Bennison declared a pecuniary conflict of interest that is not significant in regards to Rosenthal Project - S94 Contribution Offset and Waiver of Bonds” as he owns a unit at Birdwood Avenue.  He advised he would vacate the chamber and not participate in debate or vote on the matter.

 

Councillor Brent declared a non pecuniary conflict of interest that is not significant in regards to Lane Cove Community Centre Refurbishment for Centrehouse Creative Arts Facility and the Early Childhood Health Centre” as she is the President of Centrehouse Inc. She advised that she would participate in debate and vote on the matter.

 

APOLOGIES 

Apologies be received on behalf of Councillor Hutchens.

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Brent that the apology be accepted and leave of absence be granted.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

The meeting was opened with a prayer by 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 Brent and Brooks-Horn 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 Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

PUBLIC FORUM

Frank Knowles of Lane Cove requesting Council ‘Close the Gap’ on Lane Cove’s History.

 

Rachelle Falk of Park Road, St Leonards expressing concerns in relation to Mayoral Minute - St Leonards South LEP.

 

Anita Jubian of St Leonards, commenting on Mayoral Minute - St Leonards South LEP and expressing disappointment in the development application for 33 Greenwich Road, Greenwich.

 

Ajaya Jayarao of Northwood expressing concerns in relation to the Northwood Planning Proposal.

 

Doug Stuart of Longueville expressing concerns in relation to the referral criteria for Local Planning Panels.

 

Liz Gill of Greenwich expressing concerns in relation to the St Leonards South Master Plan and the contracting out of the Greenwich Baths.

 

Ron Gedeon of Longueville expressing concerns in relation to the Northwood Planning Proposal.

 

Merri Southwood of Greenwich on behalf of the Greenwich Community Association supporting the proposal to defer consideration of the St Leonards South Master Plan and expressing concerns with Mayoral Minute - St Leonards South LEP.

 

Albert Jubian of St Leonards expressing concerns in relation to the operation of Local Planning Panels and with Mayoral Minute - St Leonards South LEP.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 19 FEBRUARY 2018

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Bennison that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 19 February 2018 be received.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Brent that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 19 February 2018 be confirmed.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Mayoral Minutes

 

Mayoral Minute - Refugee Welcome Zone

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

1.   Receive and note the report; and

2.   Record a vote of thanks to all Councillors and community members for supporting the signing of the Declaration.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Mayoral Minute - St Leonards South LEP

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MOTION

That:-

1.   The Mayor write to the Hon. Anthony Roberts MP, Minister for Planning, the Minister for Housing, and the Special Minister of State, requesting:-

a.       An extension of time for Council to complete the St Leonards South Planning Proposal to allow for the public release and consideration of the St Leonards / Crows Nest Planned Precinct Draft Land Use Infrastructure and Implementation Plan; and

b.       Confirmation that if the Planning Proposal proceeds and given the recent rezonings in St Leonards east of the railway line, these rezonings satisfy Council’s housing supply targets to 2026;

2.   The Mayor write to the Lucy Hughes Turnbull AO, Chief Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission, formally requesting confirmation that if the Planning Proposal proceeds, and given the recent rezonings in St Leonards east of the railway line, these rezonings satisfy Council’s housing supply targets to 2026;

3.   This decision in no way prejudges Council’s consideration of the Planning Proposal for St Leonards South;

4.   Having regard to the North Shore Times article “Council Should Show Some Guts” Council write to the NSW Shadow Planning Minister, Michael Daley, requesting he outline Labor’s Housing Strategy for Sydney’s growing population and provide an indication of Lane Cove’s Housing target under their plans; and

5.   Following the release of the St Leonards / Crows Nest Planned Precinct Draft Land Use Infrastructure and Implementation Plan, the General Manager arrange two (2) community consultation sessions to outline the plan to the community.

 

Foreshadowed Motion

A Foreshadowed Motion was moved by Councillors Vissel and Morris that:-

1.   The Mayor write to the Hon. Anthony Roberts MP, Minister for Planning, the Minister for Housing, and the Special Minister of State, requesting an extension of time for Council to complete the St Leonards South Planning Proposal to allow for the public release and consideration of the St Leonards / Crows Nest Planned Precinct Draft Land Use Infrastructure and Implementation Plan;

2.   This decision in no way prejudges Council’s consideration of the Planning Proposal for St Leonards South;

3.   Having regard to the North Shore Times article “Council Should Show Some Guts” Council write to the NSW Shadow Planning Minister, Michael Daley, requesting he outline Labor’s Housing Strategy for Sydney’s growing population and provide an indication of Lane Cove’s Housing target under their plans; and

4.   Following the release of the St Leonards / Crows Nest Planned Precinct Draft Land Use Infrastructure and Implementation Plan, the General Manager arrange two (2) community consultation sessions to outline the plan to the community.

 

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn and Strassberg (Total 5).

Against the Motion were Councillors Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 3).

 

The Foreshadowed Motion lapsed.

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Councillor Brooks-Horn acknowledged the recent passing of Bruce Plummer, former Secretary of

RSL Lane Cove sub-Branch and recipient of a 2017 Lane Cove Citizenship Award for Community Service.

 

Officer Reports for Determination

 

Commencement of new Environmental Planning and Assessment Act and Referral Criteria for Local Planning Panels

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

1.   Receive and note the report;

2.   Adopt a Submissions Policy, that: -

      “A Development Application be submitted to the Local Planning Panel where:-

a.    It is the subject of 10 or more unique submissions by way of objection; or

b.    Any submission has, in the opinion of the General Manager, identified an issue relating to the Application which is contentious, particularly complex or in the public interest for the Panel to determine”; and

3.   Seek the approval of the Secretary of the Department of Planning and Environment for the adopted Submissions Policy.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Councillor Bennison left the meeting at 8:16pm.

 

Rosenthal Project - s94 Contribution Offset and Waiver of Bonds

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Brent that in relation to the Development Consent for DA46/17 for the redevelopment of the Rosenthal Avenue Car Park, Council:-

1.   Determine that the material public benefit included in the development estimated at $45,000,000 is full satisfaction of contributions otherwise required by Conditions 9 of the Development Consent; and

2.   Determine that payment is not required for the Infrastructure Damage and Positive Covenant Bonds as outlined in Conditions 79 & 87 of the Development Consent.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Absent was Councillor Bennison (Total 1).

 

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

 

Guidelines for Dockless Bike Share Operators

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

1.  Council adopt the Inner Sydney Bike Share Guidelines outlined in AT-1, as amended from time to time.

2.  With respect to bikes impounded over 28 days, the General Manager investigate and provide a report to Council on ways in which these bikes could be repurposed for local children without bikes.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

 

Update on Government Information (Public Access) Application - Costs of Forced Amalgamation Process

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

1.   Council receive and note the report;

2.   Council make representations to the NSW Premier the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, the Minister for Local Government, the Hon. Gabriel Upton MP and the State Member for Lane Cove the Hon. Anthony Roberts MP seeking their support in facilitating the urgent reimbursement of Council’s legal costs in the merger challenge, as per the Court of Appeal’s judgment in the matter;

3.   Should Council not receive the reimbursement of its legal costs by 30 April 2018, then the General Manager take legal action for the recovery of the amount owing; and

4.   Write to Hunters Hill, North Sydney, Mosman and Strathfield Councils seeking their support in relation to points 2 and 3 above.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Lane Cove Community Centre Refurbishment for Centrehouse Creative Arts Facility and the Early Childhood Health Centre

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

1.   Receive and note the report; and

2.   Send a letter of thanks to the local Member for Lane Cove, the Hon. Anthony Roberts MP for his assistance and support in delivering a partnership approach between NSW Health and Council to deliver the refurbished Lane Cove Early Childhood Health Centre.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Code of Conduct - NSROC Panel of Conduct Reviewers

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

1.    Receive and note the Report; and

2.    Adopt the Conduct Reviewers Panel as outlined in AT-2 to this Report.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Officer Reports for Information

 

Online Booking System for Facilities, Library Rooms and Sporting  Fields

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Solar Compaction Bins

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Council Snapshot

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 8:28pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of Monday, 16 April 2018, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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