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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

18 February 2019, 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 18 February 2019

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, Coordinator – Strategic Planning, Strategic Planner, Manager – Governance and Governance Officer.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:  Nil

 

APOLOGIES 

Apologies were received on behalf of Councillor D. Hutchens.

9

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Bennison 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 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

10

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison 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 (3) 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

 

Sjirk Bangma of Lane Cove in regards to in regards to the Return and Earn Scheme.

 

Jennifer Morgan-Nicholson of Riverview in regards to the Return and Earn Scheme.

 

Jorida Zeneli of Northwood in regards to pedestrian safety on River Road.

 

Jacky Barker of Lane Cove in regards to the Council support for local businesses, the Return and Earn Scheme and pedestrian safety on River Road.

 

Don Murchison of Greenwich in regards to a temporary bus shelter on Kingslangley Road, Greenwich, street trees in Lane Cove and pedestrian safety on River Road.

 

Peter Smulders of Lane Cove North in regards to the Multi Dwelling Housing Planning Proposal – Post Consultation Report.

 

Jenny Schneller of Northwood in regards to the Greenwich Hospital redevelopment proposal.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

11

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Brent 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 - 3 DECEMBER 2018 AND EXTRAORDINARY MEETING – 4 FEBRUARY 2019

12

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Vissel that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 3 December 2018 and Extraordinary Meeting held on the 4 February 2019 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).

13

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

1.    Ordinary Council meeting held on the 3 December 2018 be confirmed; and

2.    Extraordinary Meeting held on the 4 February 2019 be confirmed subject to the amendment of Min No. 3 in relation to the Resumption of Standing Orders to reflect 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).

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

Mayoral Minute - 2019 Australia Day Honours Awards

14

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer that:-

1.   Council acknowledge the outstanding contribution to the community made by these recipients of 2019 Australia Day Honours; and

2.  The Mayor write to the recipients on behalf of Council to congratulate them on receiving their Award, including a copy of this Mayoral Minute.

 

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 Determination

 

Multi-Dwelling Housing Planning Proposal - Post Consultation Report

15

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

1.   Endorse the Planning Proposal as exhibited, to:-

a.   Prohibit ‘multi-dwelling housing’ in the R2 Low Density Residential Zone;

b.   Delete the maximum building height for ‘multi-dwelling housing’ in the R2 zone; and

c.   Delete the maximum floor space ratio for ‘multi-dwelling housing’ in the R2 zone.

All other planning controls remain in place for land uses in the R2 Low Density Residential zone.

2.   Due to the 1 July 2019 deadline, request the Department of Planning and Environment to finalise the draft LEP 2009 amendments as detailed above, as a matter of urgency.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Consultation Results for Proposed Closure of Footpath and Below Ground Stratum – Rosenthal Avenue and Finlayson Street, Lane Cove

16

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

1.   Receive and note the report;

2.   Note that following the public consultation process, no valid objections were received to the proposed road closures of a subterranean section of public road identified as Rosenthal Avenue, located adjacent to the intersection of Rosenthal Avenue and Finlayson Street, Lane Cove and a section of the public road identified as Finlayson Street (being part of the footpath), adjacent to the intersection of Rosenthal Avenue, Lane Cove; and

3.    Formally close as public road a subterranean section of public road identified as Rosenthal Avenue, located adjacent to the intersection of Rosenthal Avenue and Finlayson Street, Lane Cove and a section of the public road identified as Finlayson Street (being part of the footpath), adjacent to the intersection of Rosenthal Avenue, Lane Cove as illustrated in AT-1.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

January 2019 Traffic Committee Meeting

17

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

1.    Council adopts the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting held on Tuesday, 15 January 2019; and

2.    In respect of item G2, Council investigate alternative parking arrangements for the street vendors currently locating in the Burns Bay Road, Linely Point area.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Matter Arising

Kingslangley Road Bus Shelter

18

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brent that Council investigate the provision of a temporary bus shelter at Kingslangely Road, Greenwich.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Review of the Australian Citizenship Code

19

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

1.   Receive and note the report;

2.   Reject the changes to the Citizenship Code in principle noting that Council does not believe that there has been a sufficient case put forward to warrant the new changes and that Council’s current practice of citizenship ceremony currently works;

3.   Notwithstanding point 2 above, acknowledge the proposed changes to the Australian Citizenship Ceremonies Code and provide a submission to the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs reflecting the comments in the report;

4.   Not adopt any formal dress code for conferees, officials and other guests at citizenship ceremonies and respect the right of conferees to wear national or cultural dress if they wish; and

5.   Submit a copy of Council’s current citizenship ceremony program including details of attendees and other community groups involved and our costs for conducting ceremonies.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Golf Course Maintenance Tender

20

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

1.    The tender for the provision of Golf Course Maintenance for the Lane Cove Golf Course be awarded to Green Options for an amount of $315,000 per annum (two years); and

2.    The General Manager be authorised to enter into a contract with them.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

2nd Quarter Review of the 2018-19 Delivery Program and Operational Plan

21

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Brent that the 2nd Quarter Review of the 2018-19 Delivery Program and Operational Plan 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).

 

 

Small Business Friendly Councils Conference 2019

22

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

1.    Authorise interested Councillors to attend the Small Business Friendly Council Conference in Sydney on 16 and 17 May 2019; and

2.    Invite a representative of the NSW Small Business Commissioner to meet with Council officers to provide advice that may assist small business during and post the Rosenthal Project.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

2nd Quarter Review of the 2018-2019 Budget

23

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Brent that the 2018 – 2019 Budget be varied as follows:-

 

Original Budget

(000’s)

1st Quarter Adjustments

(000’s)

2nd Quarter Adjustments (000’s)

Revised Budget

(000’s)

Expenditure - Operating

44,180

124

66

44,370

Income - Operating

96,762

142

100

97,004

Surplus/ (Deficit)

52,582

18

34

52,634

Surplus/(Deficit) before

Capital Grants / Contributions

31,063

18

34

31,115

 

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

 

Implementation of North District Plan Actions - LEP Health Check and Local Strategic Planning Statements

24

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn 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).

 


 

 

River Road West / Longueville Road / Northwood Road Intersection Upgrade

25

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

1.            The report be received and noted; and

2.            Council thank the Local Member, the Hon. Anthony Roberts MP, for his representation in securing cofunding for the project from the State Government.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Matter of Urgency

GREENWICH HOSPITAL REDEVELOPMENT

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

26

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

27

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Brent that Council write to the Department of Planning and Environment requesting additional time for Council and the community to make submissions in relation to the proposed Greenwich Hospital redevelopment.

 

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 Zbik 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 8:14pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of Monday, 18 March 2019, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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