Logo Watermark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

20 August 2018, 7:00pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.

LC_WebBanner


Ordinary Council 20 August 2018

Minutes

 

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

 

ALSO PRESENT: General Manager, Executive Manager – Corporate Services, Executive Manager – Environmental Services, Acting Executive Manager – Open Space & Urban Services, Executive Manager – Human Services, Director – Major Projects, Executive Officer, Manager – Customer Experience, Coordinator – Strategic Planning and Manager – Governance.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

 

Councillor Bennison declared a non pecuniary conflict of interest that is not significant in relation to the Update on the Long Term Lease of 266 Longueville Road to Design, Construct and Operate a Seniors Living Village’ as he is an authorised representative of Australian Unity Financial Planning which has no connection with the development being considered for 266 Longueville Road.  He advised he would participate in debate and vote on the matter.

 

Councillor Vissel declared a non pecuniary conflict of interest that is significant in relation to the July 2018 Traffic Committee Meeting’.  She advised that she would participate in debate and vote on the matter.

 

APOLOGIES 

Apologies were received on behalf of Councillors D. Hutchens, K. Brent and K. Morris.

125

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Strassberg that the apologies be accepted and leave of absence be granted and that Councillor Hutchens be granted a leave of absence for three (3) months.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

The meeting was opened with a prayer by Rev. Craig Potter of St Aiden’s Anglican Church, Longueville.

 

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

126

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Bennison 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, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

PUBLIC FORUM

Suzanne Carr of Greenwich, Acting Secretary of Greenwich Community Association, expressing concerns regarding the removal of fig trees in Kingslangley Rd, Greenwich and requesting Council review its notification procedures in relation to the removal of trees.

 

Merri Southwood on behalf of the Greenwich Community Association, requesting the updating of voting on motion recorded in the minutes of the previous Ordinary Council meeting and supporting Item 3, Notice of Motion - Moratorium on Resident Planning Proposals in the Lane Cove Local Government Area.

 

Guy Hallowes on behalf of the Stringy Bark Creek Residents Association expressing concerns in relation to planning in Lane Cove, advocating for certainty for residents in relation to housing targets and appropriately planned infrastructure.

 

Alasdair Stuart of Lane Cove North supporting the comments of the previous speaker and expressing concerns in relation to traffic movements at Centennial and Karilla Avenues, supporting restricting access to Karilla Avenue from Centennial Avenue.

 

Doug Stuart of Longueville urging Council to support Notice of Motion - Moratorium on Resident Planning Proposals in the Lane Cove Local Government Area and the submission of the additional motion for the Local Government NSW Conference.

 

Alan Winney of Greenwich supporting Notice of Motion - Moratorium on Resident Planning Proposals in the Lane Cove Local Government Area.

 

Christine Racine of Greenwich supporting Notice of Motion - Moratorium on Resident Planning Proposals in the Lane Cove Local Government Area and the comments of previous speakers in relation to the matter.

 

Margie Peters-Fawcett supporting Notice of Motion - Moratorium on Resident Planning Proposals in the Lane Cove Local Government Area.

 

Diane Kennedy supporting Notice of Motion - Moratorium on Resident Planning Proposals in the Lane Cove Local Government Area.

 

Belinda Korner of Lane Cove on behalf of the performing arts community of Lane Cove indicating support for a multipurpose performance space in the redevelopment of the Lane Cove Coles site.

 

Jacky Barker of Lane Cove encouraging Council to develop a complaints handling and service request policy to supplement the proposed social media policy, supporting the comments of the previous speaker in relation to a dedicated performance space in Lane Cove, requesting Council consider partnering to deliver a ‘Return and Earn’ outlet in Lane Cove, requesting parking infringement statistics for July be included in Council’s monthly snapshot, in support of the ‘Gold for Gunnedah’ drought initative and supporting Notice of Motion - Moratorium on Resident Planning Proposals in the Lane Cove Local Government Area.

 

Sue Yelland of Wollstonecraft supporting Notice of Motion - Moratorium on Resident Planning Proposals in the Lane Cove Local Government Area.

 

Stuart Warden of Waverton expressing concerns regarding the notification process undertaken in relation to the removal of fig trees on Kingslangely Road, Greenwich and supporting Notice of Motion - Moratorium on Resident Planning Proposals in the Lane Cove Local Government Area.

 

Emma Wilson of Greenwich Public School expressing disappointment in the removal of fig trees at Kingslangely Road, Greenwich and requesting Council ask the community before removing trees.

 

Anita Thommesen of Lane Cove expressing concerns in relation to the proposed social media policy encouraging Councillors to continue representing the community as opposed to a political party.

 

Don Murchison of Greenwich expressing dissatisfaction with the removal of fig trees in Kingslangely Road, Greenwich, urging Councillors to consider the petitions lodged and requesting a variety of trees be planted in their place.

 

Peter Dean of Greenwich expressing concerns in relation to development in Lane Cove and Councillors participation in regional planning and supporting Notice of Motion - Moratorium on Resident Planning Proposals in the Lane Cove Local Government Area.

 

Paul Kim future resident of St Leonards supporting Notice of Motion - Moratorium on Resident Planning Proposals in the Lane Cove Local Government Area.

 

Cassidy La Page of Greenwich Primary School expressing disappointment with the removal of fig trees at Kingslangley Road, Greenwich and requesting additional shelter and amenities in their place.

 

Xavier La Page expressing disappointment with the removal of fig trees at Kingslangley Road, Greenwich.

 

Penny Smith of Greenwich expressing disappointment with the removal of fig trees at Kingslangley Road, Greenwich, requesting Council give the community input into street trees throughout the Local Government Area and suggesting tree diversity in the area is important.

 

Arlette Jubian of Greenwich supporting Notice of Motion - Moratorium on Resident Planning Proposals in the Lane Cove Local Government Area.

 

Anita Jubian of St Leonards supporting Notice of Motion - Moratorium on Resident Planning Proposals in the Lane Cove Local Government Area.

 

Maureen Martin of Lane Cove supporting the partial closure of Karilla Avenue at Centennial Avenue.

 

Lisa Perry of Greenwich supporting Notice of Motion - Moratorium on Resident Planning Proposals in the Lane Cove Local Government Area.

 

Christine Lucas of Greenwich expressing disappointment with the removal of fig trees at Kingslangley Road, Greenwich and requesting Council broaden its consultation and notification process in relation to future tree removal and supporting Notice of Motion - Moratorium on Resident Planning Proposals in the Lane Cove Local Government Area.

 

Ian Thomas of Greenwich supporting Notice of Motion - Moratorium on Resident Planning Proposals in the Lane Cove Local Government Area, commending Clr Zbik’s communication with the community in relation to the matter and objecting to Council’s consultation process for St Leonards South.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

127

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 23 JULY 2018

128

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Brooks-Horn and Vissel that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 23 July 2018 be received.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

129

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Bennison that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 23 July 2018 be confirmed subject to the following amendment to the voting in relation to Minute No. 116,  being amended to read:- “Notice of Motion - Community Consultation Concerning the St Leonards / Crows Nest Priority Precinct”:-

“For the Motion were Councillors Vissel, Zbik, Morris and Strassberg (Total 4).

Against the Motion were Councillors Hutchens, Palmer, Bennison, Brent and Brooks-Horn (Total 5).”

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Procedural Motion

130

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Brooks-Horn that Confidential agenda items be moved to the end of the meeting and considered as the last agenda items.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Procedural Motion

131

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Strassberg that the Supplementary Agenda Items be dealt with as the first agenda items.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

Mayoral Minute - Drought Assistance - Gunnedah Our Sister City

132

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer that Council:-

1.   Write to the Mayor of Gunnedah, Mr Jamie Chaffey, pledging Sister City support to the people of Gunnedah during the current drought;

2.   Subject to public consultation, donate $5,000 towards drought relief in the Gunnedah region;

3.   Support local Lane Cove-based campaigns in practical ways in their efforts to raise funds for drought relief;

4.   Update Council’s website with information about Gunnedah-based organisations which are raising funds to assist Gunnedah farmers, families and businesses during the drought;

5.   Investigate options within our existing policy in relation to domestic animals to provide for a respite period which will allow for baby animals to be hand fed in the Lane Cove Local Government Area; and

6.   Investigate use of existing land within the Lane Cove Local Government Area that could be used to accommodate baby farm animals.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Mayoral Minute - 100 Resilient Cities

133

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Officer Reports for Determination

 

2018 Smart Cities Conference

134

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Strassberg that available Councillors be authorised to attend the 2nd Annual Smart Cities Series in Sydney on 29th October 2018.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Changes to Delegation of Authority - Planning Decisions Involving Submissions Where Conflicts of Interest Exist.

135

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

1.         The report be received and noted; and

2.         Council pursuant to the powers of delegation conferred to it by Section 377 and Section 381 of the NSW Local Government Act, 1993, and pursuant to every other power it hereunto enabling, Lane Cove Council, hereby delegates to the holder for the time being of the office of General Manager the power to exercise all the functions, powers, duties and authorities conferred upon the Council pursuant to:-

1.    The NSW Local Government Act, 1993;

2.    The Environmental Planning & Assessment Act, 1979;

3.    State Emergency & Rescue Management Act 1989;

4.    All other Acts, whatsoever under which Council has functions, powers, duties and authorities; and

5.    All regulations, by-laws, rules and the like made by, or under any other Act referred to in 1, 2, 3 or 4 above.

Always subject to any resolution made from time to time by Lane Cove Council and provided that such delegation of powers shall not be deemed to be extended to:

i.     Any of the matters expressly reserved to the Council in Section 377 of the Local Government Act, 1993;

ii.     The alteration of the meeting cycle of Council;

iii.    The overview and direction of business activities;

iv.   The role of the Mayor as provided for and determined under Section 226 of the Local Government Act 1993;

v.    Major unique items where no policy, practice or code of the Council exists;

vi.    In relation to the Environmental Planning Assessment Act 1979:-

a.  Adoption of Local Environmental Plans (other than where the relevant Minister has delegated such authority to the General Manager);

b.  Development Applications where a submission is received from a person referred to in the Minister for Planning’s Directive in relation to Local Planning Panels – Development Applications as having ‘Conflicts of Interest’, and such person has a pecuniary or non pecuniary significant conflict of interest (as defined in Council’s Code of Conduct);

c.  Development Control Plans; and

d.  Developer contribution plans;

vii.   Adoption of Council policies and codes;

viii.  Items in respect of which the Mayor or a Councillor has specifically requested the General Manager, in writing, to place before Council for determination by Council;

ix.   Items in respect of which Council has specifically resolved that they be placed before Council;

x.    The acceptance of tenders which will have significance to the Lane Cove Community; and

            xi.    Write off debts above $1,000.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Petitions

 

Additional Petition - Removal of Fig Trees on Kingslangley Road

136

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

1.    The report be received and noted; and

2.    28 days prior to removal of any street tree, a notice, including the reason for removal, be placed on the tree.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Petition AGAINST THE Removal of Three Fig Trees in Kingslangley Road

137

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Vissel that Council receives and notes the petition.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Orders Of The Day

 

Councillor Bennison acknowledged the one year anniversary since the end of the proposed forced amalgamation of Council.

 

Notices of Motion

 

Moratorium on Resident Planning Proposals in the Lane Cove Local Government Area

138

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

1.   Write to Willoughby Council and North Sydney Council seeking to create a working group of Council staff and Councillors to collaborate to ensure common interests and outcomes such as the adequate provision of State infrastructure (including but not limited to schools, hospitals, parks and open space, public transport) are met in respect of the St Leonards/Crows Nest Planned Precinct prior to any amendments being made to each LGA’s respective LEP;

2.   As the planning proposal authority for the Lane Cove LGA, resolve to seek a moratorium on any new planning proposals involving a residential use as per the Minister’s initiative, until the earlier of 1 July 2020 or the completion of any gazetted amendments to the Lane Cove LEP in respect of any Land Use Infrastructure and Implementation Plan produced by the Department of Planning’s Priority Precinct planning process;

3.   Write to the Minister for Planning, The Hon Anthony Roberts, seeking an amendment to the state policy for rezoning reviews to exclude its operation in the Lane Cove LGA in respect of new residential planning proposals until 1 July 2020 or the completion of any gazetted amendments to the Lane Cove LEP in respect of any Land Use Infrastructure and Implementation Plan produced by the Department of Planning’s Priority Precinct planning process; and

4.   With reference to Council’s Minute No. 27 of the Ordinary Council Meeting of 19 March 2018, that the General Manager write again to 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 whether Labor will commit to a moratorium as outlined in 2. above.   

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

 

Vote of Thanks to State Member for Mindarie Playground Funding

139

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

1.   A vote of thanks be passed for The Hon. Anthony Roberts MP, Member for Lane Cove for the pivotal role he played in securing the agreement between Lane Cove Council and the NSW Government to deliver the expansion of Mindarie Park for the people of Lane Cove; and

2.   Council acknowledge the contribution of $1M in funding from the NSW Government, secured by The Hon. Anthony Roberts MP, Member for Lane Cove, which will ensure that the playground is able to be made a multiuse and inclusive facility as per the NSW State Government guidelines.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Temporary Partial Road Closure Trial - Karilla Avenue to Centennial Avenue Intersection

140

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Bennison that in respect to the Karilla Avenue and Centennial Avenue intersection, Council:-

1.   Consult with the residents of Karilla Avenue, Parklands Avenue, Kyong Street and Landers Road or the same as the previous consultation (or whichever is the greater) regarding:-

a)   The commencement of a trial of a temporary traffic island at this intersection:-

i.   To stop vehicles exiting Karilla Avenue from turning right into Centennial Avenue to drive northbound;

ii.  To stop southbound travelling vehicles from Centennial Avenue turning left into Karilla Avenue; and

iii.  Provide that any traffic island should still allow access to the school bus route provided by Sydney Buses; and

b)   The length of time of the trial (i.e. 6 months or 12 months); and

2.   Should the feedback received from the community support the trial, then Council commence this calendar year a trial of a temporary traffic island at the intersection of Karilla Avenue and Centennial Avenue.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Officer Reports for Determination

 

Rosenthal Project: Place Naming Shortlist

141

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

1.    Council endorse the shortlisted place names for the completed Rosenthal Project for the purpose of community consultation;

2.    Council undertake community consultation for a period of six (6) weeks as per the consultation strategy outlined in the report; and

3.    Following public exhibition, a report on any feedback received be considered by Council.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Aborginal Heritage Office Funding Increase

142

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

1.   Agree to the funding increase of $19,750;

2.   Agree to the annual funding increase of 2.8%; and

3.   Delegate authority to the General Manager to execute a new Memorandum of Understanding

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor Vissel left the meeting at 9:04pm.

 

July 2018 Traffic Committee Meeting

143

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Zbik and Brooks-Horn that Council adopts the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting held on Tuesday, 17 July 2018.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor Vissel returned to the meeting at 9:05pm.


 

 

Matter Arising

FurtheR CONSIDERATION OF TRAFFIC COMMITTEE ITEMS – G1 & G2

144

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

1.    Council request the Traffic Committee, in relation to Item G1 to consider:-

a.    A right turn signal arrow for vehicles turning right from Centennial Avenue into Barwon Road.

(The centre lane will often have one or two vehicles waiting to turn right and generally cannot pass through the intersection until the traffic signals turn amber - this holds up traffic in the centre lane during an entire phase of a green signal. This is consistent with community feedback provided by residents at the February Ordinary Council Meeting).

b.    The installation of ‘No Parking’ zones along the western side of Barwon Rd between Centennial Ave and Yethonga Ave between the times of 3pm to 6pm on weekdays or as determined appropriate by the committee.

   (In the afternoon peak, northbound traffic will often be delayed by a parked car on Barwon Rd whilst southbound traffic is queued waiting to turn into Centennial Ave. The installation of a timed ‘No Parking’ zone would assist with traffic flow along Barwon Rd in the afternoon peak).

2.    In relation to Item G2, the Traffic Committee be requested to consider and provide advice to Council on what other treatments are available for consideration to achieve the following:-

a.    Provision of safe passage of vehicles exiting Elizabeth Parade to turn right to travel southbound along Centennial Avenue; and

b.    Provision of a safe pedestrian crossing for residents to the west of Centennial Avenue to access the bus stop on the eastern side of Centennial Avenue located immediately south of Stringybark Creek (Noting, elderly residents find it difficult to walk up the hill to cross at the traffic signals at the Mowbray Road/Centennial Avenue intersection)

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Social Media Policy

145

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

1.   Council adopt for the purpose of public exhibition, the Draft Social Media Policy attached as AT-1;

2.   Council undertake community consultation for a period of six (6) weeks as per the consultation strategy outlined in the report; and

3.   Following public exhibition, the Draft Social Media Policy together with a report on any submissions received, be considered by Council.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

 

Privacy Management Plan - Notifiable Data Breaches Updates

146

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

1.   Adopt the Amended Draft Privacy Management Plan dated 20 August 2018 and shown attached as AT-2; and

2.   Send a copy of the Adopted Privacy Management Plan to the NSW Privacy Commissioner.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Update of Asset Management Plans

147

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Vissel that the Asset Management Plans for Facilities at AT-1 and Infrastructure at AT-2 be adopted.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Additional Motion for Local Government Conference NSW 2018

148

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Vissel and Bennison that Council submit to the 2018 Local Government NSW Annual Conference:-

1.    The additional motion outlined; and

2.    An additional motion that LGNSW lobby for a change to the Local Government Act to prevent the forced amalgamation of Councils without the support of a plebiscite.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Officer Reports for Information

 

Community Wellbeing Survey 2017 Results

149

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Changes to the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act - Update

150

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that Council receive and note this report.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

 

4th Quarter Review of the 2017-18 Operational Plan

151

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Vissel and Brooks-Horn that the 4th Quarter Review of the 2017-18 Operational Plan be received and noted.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Local Government Superannuation Scheme

152

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

1.    The report be received and noted; and

2.    The General Manager seek legal advice and, if appropriate, lodge a submission to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry in relation to the matters outlined in the report.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Council Snapshot

153

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Vissel and Brooks-Horn that the report be received and noted and it be noted that the General Manager clarified that the parcel of land that is contaminated in Ventemans Reach has not been devolved to Council and will remain as normal under the care, management and control of Council as Crown Land.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Matter of Urgency

LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT AND RELATED ENTITIES

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

154

RESOLVED on the motion of Bennison and Brooks-Horn that the item be declared a Matter of Urgency.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

155

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that the General Manager write to the Board of Local Government NSW in its capacity as the only shareholder of Local Government Procurement and request copies of the 2017 financial statements, partnership agreements, trust deeds for the entities:-

·         Local Government Procurement Pty Limited;

·         Local Government Procurement Partnership;

·         LGP (LGA NSW) Trust; and

·         LGP (LGA SA NSW) Trust.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS

Pursuant to section 10A(4), the public were invited to make representations to the council meeting before any part of the meeting is closed, as to whether that part of the meeting should be closed to consider:

 

Update on the Long Term Lease of 266 Longueville Rd to Design, Construct and Operate a Seniors Living Village

It is recommended that the Council close so much of the meeting to the public as provided for under Section 10A(2) (c) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business; it further being considered that discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to public interest by reason of the foregoing.

 

Further Report Potential Aquisition of Land

It is recommended that the Council close so much of the meeting to the public as provided for under Section 10A(2) (c) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business; it further being considered that discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to public interest by reason of the foregoing and the report discloses the budget for the project.

 

No members of the public made representations.

 

CLOSED COMMITTEE

156

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

1.       Resolve into Closed Committee to consider the business identified above.

2.       Pursuant to section 10A(1)-(3) of the Local Government Act 1993, the media and public be excluded from the meeting on the basis that the business to be considered is classified confidential under the provisions of section 10A(2) as outlined above.

3.       The correspondence and reports relevant to the subject business be withheld from access to the media and public as required by section 11(2) of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Closed Committee commenced at 9:33pm.  The public, media and Council’s Executive Manager – Environmental Services left the chamber.

 

Open Council resumed at 10:20pm.  The public and media were invited into the chamber.

 

Confidential Items

 

The General Manger read the recommendations of the Item/s considered in Closed Committee prior to Council’s consideration:

 

Update on the Long Term Lease of 266 Longueville Rd to Design, Construct and Operate a Seniors Living Village

It is recommended that the Council close so much of the meeting to the public as provided for under Section 10A(2) (c) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business; it further being considered that discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to public interest by reason of the foregoing.

157

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Zbik that Council proceed as recommended in Closed Committee.

 

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

Against the Motion was Councillor Vissel (Total 1).

 

Further Report Potential Acquisition of Land

It is recommended that the Council close so much of the meeting to the public as provided for under Section 10A(2) (c) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business; it further being considered that discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to public interest by reason of the foregoing and the report discloses the budget for the project.

158

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Strassberg that Council proceed as recommended in Closed Committee.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 10:22pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of Monday, 17 September 2018, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

********* END OF MINUTES *********