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Minutes

Extraordinary Meeting of Council

29 October 2018,7:35pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.

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Extraordinary Meeting of Council 29 October 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, Executive Officer to the General Manager and Coordinator – Strategic Planning.

 

Adjournment

The Mayor adjourned the Council Meeting at 7:35pm to allow the continuation of a Councillor briefing on the St Leonards and Crows Nest Draft 2036 Plan

Resumption

The Council Meeting resumed at 8:45pm

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:  Nil

 

APOLOGIES 

Apologies were received on behalf of Councillor D. Hutchens

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Vissel that the apology from Councillor Hutchens 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 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.

 

Mayoral Minute - St Leonards and Crows Nest Draft 2036 Plan

 

MOTION

A motion was moved by Councillors Palmer and Bennison that Council write to the Minister for Planning, the Hon Anthony Roberts MP and the Premier, the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, highlighting the following:-

1.      Council considers the current 6 week exhibition period to be inadequate and consistent with its previous Council resolutions, requests the consultation period be extended given the impending Christmas period.  Council proposes to organise two consultation sessions as at this stage the only information sessions are in Crows Nest within the North Sydney LGA. In addition, the Draft Plan requires the St Leonards South Planning Proposal to be referred to an independent panel during the exhibition period, no detailed timing or information pack for the panel has been prepared.

2.      The inclusion of Significant Sites in the Lane Cove Local Government Area (LGA) and the associated criteria for their selection was not developed in consultation with the community and Council.

3.      The inclusion of the Significant Sites delivers additional residential capacity beyond Council’s required Residential Housing strategy. It fails to acknowledge the Greater Sydney Commission’s letter of 16 May 2018 that confirms Council can satisfy its 10 year housing strategy requirements via St the Leonards South Precinct and current pilot projects sites in St Leonards CBD.

4.      The Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) is not being equitably distributed across the area, with the Lane Cove LGA receiving approximately 9.5% of the proceeds to but is planned to accommodate up to 41% of the housing. Of key importance are high volume pedestrian linkages across the Pacific Hwy to both St Leonards Station and the proposed Metro Station, no new linkages (under or over the Highway) are funded.

5.      The Actions and Recommendations (on page 49 of the Draft 2036 Plan) state that “Council can still consider and progress planning proposals for individual sites and St Leonards South area while this plan is being finalised”. This conflicts with the related Objective which states “Allow Planning Proposals which are supported by councils to progress”. However, the Action could be misinterpreted to mean that other Planning Proposals can be progressed without Council’s support. To achieve consistency with the objective, the action should be amended to say “Planning Proposals supported or initiated by councils may be considered while this plan is being finalised”.

6.      Council has become aware that the applicant for the Planning Proposal for 2 Greenwich Road has formally requested that the Gateway Determination delete the condition requiring the Planning Proposal to be amended to make it consistent with the Draft 2036 Plan. This is strongly opposed as the Draft 2036 Plan establishes a lower height than what is proposed and retains the commercial focus rather than effectively allowing mixed use through ‘Shop Top’ housing; and

7.      Request that the independent planning commission assessment of the St Leonards South Master Plan, be conducted  in public and commenced after the  St Leonards and Crows Nest 2036 plan is finalised.

 

Procedural Motion

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Zbik and Vissel that members of the public who have turned up tonight to address Council be allowed to speak.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Vissel 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

 

Merri Southwood of Greenwich, expressing concerns over the consultation period for the St Leonards Crows Nest Draft 2036 Plan, supporting a 16 week consultation period and suggesting Council’s St Leonards South Plan be considered separately following the finalisation of the 2036 Plan.

 

John Southwood of Greenwich, seeking confirmation as to whether Council has written to the Premier and Minister for Planning as per Council’s previous resolution of 15 October 2018.

 

Penny Mabbutt of Greenwich,  raising concerns about the St Leonards Crows Nest Draft 2036 Plan, Council’s housing strategy and housing targets.

 

Anita Jubian of Greenwich, raising concerns over the timing of consultation for the St Leonards Crows Nest Draft 2036 and suggesting planning for St Leonards South should begin again.

 

Sue Yelland of Wollstonecraft, supporting an extension of the community consultation period for the  St Leonards Crows Nest Draft 2036 Plan, noting conflicting information in the St Leonards Crows Nest Draft 2036 and expressing concerns in relation to Council’s plans for St Leonards South.

 

Lisa Perry of Greenwich, expressing concerns in relation to housing targets for St Leonards and the St Leonards Crows Nest Draft 2036.

 

David Johnson of St Leonards, supporting an extension of the community consultation period for the  St Leonards Crows Nest Draft 2036 Plan, commending Council’s community engagement in relation to planning in St Leonards South and suggesting Council establish an electronic system allowing residents to sign up for ongoing notifications for meetings in relation to the progress of planning for this precinct. 

 

Anne Goulding of St Leonards, expressing concerns in relation to Council’s ongoing consideration of its plans for St Leonards South.

 

Greg Perry of Greenwich  expressing concerns in relation to the potential impact of traffic from the proposed Northern Beaches tunnel on the area.

 

Arlette Jubian of Greenwich supporting an extension of time for the community consultation in relation to the St Leonards Crows Nest Draft 2036 Plan and requesting Council reconsiders it’s plans in relation to those of the State Government and take into account commercial and medical zones within the precinct to attract employment.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Vissel 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).

 

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Upon being put to the Meeting the substantive Motion moved by Councillors Palmer and Bennison was declared carried.

 

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 9:36pm.

 

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

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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