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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

16 September 2019, 6.30pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.

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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 – Human Services, Executive Manager – Environmental Services, Executive Manager – Open Space & Urban Services, Executive Officer to the General Manager, Strategic Planner, Environmental Services Officer and Governance Officer .

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST: Nil

 

APOLOGIES  

Apologies be received on behalf of Councillor Hutchens.

151

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).

 

CONFIDENTIAL ITEM

 

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:

 

MAYORAL MINUTE - GENERAL MANAGERS PERFORMANCE REVIEW 2018/19

 

It is recommended that the Council close so much of the meeting to the public as provided for under Section 10A(2) (a) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the matter will involve the discussion of personnel matters concerning a particular individual; it further being considered that discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, be contrary to public interest by reason of the foregoing.

 

No members of the public made representations.

 

CLOSED COMMITTEE

 

152

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

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, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Closed Committee commenced at 6:30pm. The public and media left the chamber.

 

Council resumed.

 

Adjournment

151

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Vissel that upon resuming open session that Council be adjourned until 7.00pm

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

RESUMPTION

Council resumed at 7.00pm. The public, staff and media were invited into the chamber.

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

The meeting was opened with a Buddhist blessing ritual by Rev Bruce Minegishi, Rev Ken Murata, Rev Yasusushi Takayama and Mrs Sarah Balzer, members of the Shinnyo-en Buddhist Temple in Lane Cove.

 

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

 

CONFIDENTIAL ITEM

 

The Mayor read the Recommendation of Closed Committee.

 

152

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

1.Endorse the outstanding level of performance achieved by the General Manager, Craig Wrightson in his performance review for 2018/19;

2.      The General Manager’s remuneration for 2019/20 be as determined in Closed Session; and

3.      Endorse the General Manager’s Performance Agreement 2019/20.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Procedural Motion

153

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that the item in the Agenda for the Election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor be brought forward and dealt with at this time.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Election of Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillor Representation on Council & External Committees for 2019-20

154

RESOLVED on the  of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Brent that Council conduct the Elections for Mayor and Deputy Mayor for the next 12 month term by open voting.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

ELECTION OF MAYOR FOR 2019/20

Council’s General Manager in the capacity of Returning Officer, advised that two (2) nominations were received for the position of Mayor for the ensuing twelve (12) months term being Councillors Palmer and Zbik.

Council’s General Manager asked those in favour of Councillor Palmer to raise their hand. Those in favour were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Brent, Strassberg and Palmer (Total 5). 

Council’s General Manager then asked those in favour of Councillor Zbik to raise their hand. Those in favour were Councillor’s Vissel, Morris and Zbik (Total 3). 

Council’s General Manager then declared Councillor Palmer elected as Mayor for the next twelve (12) months.

ELECTION OF DEPUTY MAYOR FOR 2019/20

Council’s General Manager advised one nomination was received for the position of Deputy Mayor for the ensuing twelve (12) months term being Councillor Strassberg.

Council’s General Manager then declared Councillor Strassberg elected as Deputy Mayor for the next twelve (12) months.

 

Procedural Motion

155

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

 

1.     A minute silence be observed for the passing of Doug Stuart; and

 

2.     The following be recorded in the Minutes of the Meeting

 

Doug Stuart died suddenly on the morning of Tuesday, September 10, 2019.

 

For 50 years he was a tireless advocate for the natural and built environment of Lane Cove and further afield, primarily through the Lane Cove Bushland and Conservation Society and the Residents and Shopkeepers for Appropriate Development.

 

He used his architectural skills to provide detailed and constructive comments on many development applications, particularly those affecting bushland.  His thoroughness and attention to detail contributed to many recommendations being adopted.   He regularly attended Council meetings and spoke calmly, succinctly and to the point.

 

He was active in initiating and carrying through the Bushland Management Plan and contributed to Council’s planning and development codes such as the Housing Strategy of 1996,  the Dwelling Code of 2005, and Local Environment Plan and Development Control Plans.   More recently, he also supported Council’s objections to the State Government’s 10/50 Code in 2014 and the Medium Density Code in 2019.

 

He was an active member of the Tunnel Action Group from 2000 and the Village Advisory Committee from 2003.

 

Council recognised his contributions through a Citizenship Award for Community Services in 1997 and Citizen of the Year in 2002.

 

In all his work he was supported by his dear wife Norma, herself and contributor to Council by 25 years membership of the Bushland Advisory Committee.

 

 

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

156

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 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

Bridget Kennedy of Lane Cove regarding the Climate Change Emergency item

Corben Madden of Northwood regarding the Climate Change Emergency item

Corinne Fisher of Lane Cove regarding the Climate Change Emergency item

Matt Fisher of Lane Cove Climate regarding the Climate Change Emergency item

Jon Johannsen of Lane Cove regarding rat run traffic in Karilla Avenue and the Climate Change Emergency item

Merri Southwood of Greenwich on behalf of the Greenwich Community Association regarding the Rescission motion - St Leonards South Update – Outcome of Independent Planning Commission item.

Karen Paull of Lane Cove North regarding the Climate Change Emergency item.

Arlette Jubian of Greenwich regarding St Leonards Update  – Outcome of Independent Planning Commission item

Alice Beauchamp of Lane Cove regarding the Climate Change Emergency item.

Albert Jubian of St Leonards regarding St Leonards South Update – Outcome of Independent Planning Commission item.

Aviva Imhoff of Lane Cove regarding the Climate Change Emergency. 

David Astride of Greenwich regarding St Leonards Update  – Outcome of Independent Planning Commission item.

Anita Jubian of St Leonards regarding the St Leonards South Update – Outcome of Independent Planning Commission item.

Shauna Forrest of Lane Cove on behalf of the Lane Cove Bushland and Conservation Society regarding the Climate Change Emergency item.

Diane Willis regarding the St Leonards South Update – Outcome of Independent Planning Commission item.

Ajayi Jayaram of Northwood acknowledging the contribution to the Lane Cove community of Doug Stuart and regarding the St Leonards South Update – Outcome of Independent Planning Commission item, the Climate Change Emergency item and Greenwich Hospital on behalf of the Northwood Action Group.

Alan Winney from Lane Cove regarding St Leonards South Update – Outcome of Independent Planning Commission item and the Climate Change Emergency item.

Lisa Perry from Greenwich regarding St Leonards South Update – Outcome of Independent Planning Commission item and to the Climate Change Emergency item. 

Jacqueline Barker of Lane Cove regarding the Climate Change Emergency, St Leonards South Update – Outcome of Independent Planning Commission item, Customer Experience Strategy item, Smoking in The Plaza, 266 Longueville Road.

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

157

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Strassberg 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 AUGUST 2019

158

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Strassberg that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 19 August 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).the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 19 August 2019 be received.

 

Amendment

An Amendment was moved by Councillors Zbik and Vissel that Council amend Resolution Minute No. 141 of the Ordinary Council Meeting on 19 August 2019, to state that the matter be referred to as a Matter of Urgency, not a Matter Arising.

 

 

The Mayor declared the Amendment to be out of order.  

159

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Strassberg that the Minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 19 August 2019 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 - Boarding Houses

160

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Palmer that:-

1.       The report be received and noted;

2.       Council remind boarding house operators of their obligations, possibly as part of the development application process/conditions of consent;

3.       Council lobby the State Government, including through LGNSW to:-

a)   Improve compliance of boarding house operators with their obligations to register, possibly through better education or through new regulations;

b)   Ensure that boarding house fees are transparently advertised to include reference to the maximum tariffs set by Revenue NSW; and

c)   Change the land tax exemption provisions to ensure they are enforceable.

 

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 Update

161

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Palmer that the report be received and noted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Councillor Vissel (Total 1).

 

Notice of Rescission - St Leonards South Update - Outcome of Independent Commission Findings

 

 

A Motion was moved by  Councillors Vissel and Zbik that Council rescind its decision made on Monday, 19 August 2019 in respect of Minute No. 141: St Leonards South Update - Outcome of Independent Planning Commission Findings which reads as follows:-

1.   Council receive and note the advice of the Independent Planning Commission (IPC);

2.   Council advise the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, that the NSW Government should review and respond to the IPC’s advice and recommend that:-

a)      Council participates in the process and provides all necessary information and resources as required;

b)      In conducting the review, although it is appropriate for Council to participate, the findings should be delivered by the Government;

c)      As a number of the issues raised by the IPC also apply to the remainder of the St Leonards / Crown Nest 2036 study area, the NSW Chief Planner be involved in the review in addition to the Government Architect; and

d)      Dr Deborah Dearing from the Greater Sydney Commission also be included in the review; and

3.   That the review also consider:-

a)      Reducing the 41% growth target for Lane Cove to 2036 to a more realistic rate in line with neighbouring Councils such as Mosman (6%) and Hunters Hill (9%) rather than our larger neighbours (such as North Sydney 27%, Willoughby 21% and Ryde 45%);

b)      Contributing to the provision of more open space in the St Leonards South precinct given that Council’s proposed contribution through the draft Master Plan is already $30 million (over and above existing s7.11 contributions) and a higher amount will be needed to purchase more open space;

c)      Overshadowing concerns, particularly facing River Road;

d)      The need to provide accessible pathways for pedestrians and cyclists;

e)      The need to provide local community facilities; and

f)       The overall financial feasibility of the plan.

 

Upon being put to the meeting the Motion was lost.

 

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

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

 

Notices of Motion

 

St Leonards South Update - Outcome of Independent Commission

 

As the Rescission Motion was lost, the Motion was not considered.

 

St Leonards South Update - Outcome of Independent Planning Commission

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION  - MORATORIUM ON PLANNING PROPOSALS FOR ST LEONARDS SOUTH

 

A Motion was moved by Councillors Zbik and Vissel that Council write to the Greater Sydney Commission and the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces:-

1.   Advise that Council’s Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement has commenced public exhibition;

 

2.   Advise that the request for a moratorium on residential Planning Proposals in the wider Lane Cove Local Government Area remains (Per Council Resolution 138/2018);

 

3.   Pending the exhibition of the Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement and Draft Housing Strategy, Council acknowledges that the Greater Sydney Commission can then provide advice to the Minister for Planning and Open Spaces in regard to granting such a moratorium for the entire Lane Cove Local Government Area;

4.   Request separately, regarding the area subject to Planning Proposal to Implement the St Leonards South Master Plan (Planning Proposal No. 25), that, given:-

 

a)     Council’s request for a Moratorium on Residential Planning Proposals in the Lane Cove Local Government Area has not yet been granted;

 

b)     The Independent Planning Commission’s advice in relation to Planning Proposal No. 25 was recently handed down and requires adequate consideration to properly determine future plans for the area; and

 

c)     Two developer-initiated Planning Proposals have been lodged within the area covered by Planning Proposal 25 that seek to rezone parts of St Leonards in a way which is not consistent with Council’s proposed plans for the area (As determined by Council in resolutions at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 20th May 2019 (Resolutions 75/2019 and 76/2019).

 

A moratorium be granted in relation to developer initiated Planning Proposals in the area subject to Planning Proposal to implement the St Leonards South Master Plan (Planning Proposal No. 25) as a matter of urgency, to allow Council the opportunity to properly assess the recent IPC advice, further develop its plan for the area and finalise a plan for the area without being distracted by overlapping residential Planning Proposals.

 

5.  Council undertakes to inform the Greater Sydney Commission and Department of Planning and Open Spaces its plans and recommendations for the St Leonards South area and suitable timing to lift such a moratorium should that occur within an eighteen month period.

 

 

Amendment

An Amendment was moved by Councillors Bennison and Palmer that Council write to the Greater Sydney Commission and the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces that a moratorium be granted in relation to developer initiated Planning Proposal in the area subject to Planning Proposal to implement the St Leonards South Master Plan (Planning Proposal No. 25) as a matter of urgency, to allow Council the opportunity to properly assess the recent IPC advice, further develop its plan for the area and finalise a plan for the area without being distracted by overlapping residential Planning Proposals.

Upon being put to the meeting the Amendment was declared lost.

 

 

For the Amendment were Councillors Palmer, Bennison and Brooks-Horn (Total 3).

Against the Amendment were Councillors Brent, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 5).

 

Amendment

A further Amendment was moved by Councillors Brent and Bennison that Council write to the Greater Sydney Commission and the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces regarding the area subject to the  Planning Proposal to Implement the St Leonards South Master Plan (Planning Proposal No. 25), that given:-

a)      Council’s request for a Moratorium on Residential Planning Proposals in the Lane Cove Local Government Area has not yet been granted;

 

b)     The Independent Planning Commission’s advice in relation to Planning Proposal No. 25 was recently handed down and requires adequate consideration to properly determine future plans for the area; and

 

c)     Two developer-initiated Planning Proposals have been lodged within the area covered by Planning Proposal 25 that seek to rezone parts of St Leonards in a way which is not consistent with Council’s proposed plans for the area (As determined by Council in resolutions at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 20th May 2019 (Resolutions 75/2019 and 76/2019).

A moratorium be granted in relation to developer initiated Planning Proposals in the area subject to Planning Proposal to implement the St Leonards South Master Plan (Planning Proposal No. 25) as a matter of urgency, to allow Council the opportunity to properly assess the recent IPC advice, further develop its plan for the area and finalise a plan for the area without being distracted by overlapping residential Planning Proposals.

 

Upon being put to the meeting the Amendment was declared carried

 

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

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

 

 

162

The Amendment became the Motion, was put to the meeting and 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).

 

Notice of Motion  - Lane Cove Night Time Economy Activation

163

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Brent that Council investigate steps and measures to activate the night time economy in the Lane Cove Village and a report be submitted to Council.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Notice of Motion - Climate Change Emergency

Procedural Motion

164

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that voting on each part of the Notice of Motion – Climate Change Emergency be dealt with ad seriatum.

 

 

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

Against the Motion were Councillors Vissel and Zbik (Total 2).

 

165

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

 

1.     Declare its support and join over 900 jurisdictions worldwide, including 45 Australian councils, to recognise that we are in a state of climate emergency that requires immediate action by all levels of government;

 

2.     Acknowledge that climate change poses a threat to the future of our cities, including the Lane Cove Local Government Area;

 

3.     Declare its readiness to assist the State Government’s objective of net-zero emissions by 2050 and its support for creating measurable policies and programs by the Government in its role of reducing carbon emissions and adapting to climate change in NSW;

 

4.     Call upon the State Government to revise its net-zero emissions 2050 target and move it forward to 2030 in order to avoid irreversible consequences and to create measurable policies that adapt to climate change in NSW; and,

 

5.     Write to the Premier of NSW, our State and Federal members, the NSW Environmental Minister and the Federal Environmental Minister, advising them of Council’s resolution and calling upon them to act accordingly and urgently.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Vissel, Zbik, Brent, Strassberg and Morris (Total 6).

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

166

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Strassberg that:

 

The General Manager conduct a review of Council’s Sustainability Action Plan and Community Strategic Plan by March 2020 that:-

 

1.     Incorporates the targets established by the baseline report as outlined above;

 

2.     Creates an Emissions Reduction Pathway strategy as part of the Sustainability Action Plan and Community Strategic Plan; and

 

3.     Overall focuses on increasing climate change resilience in our LGA.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

167

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Strassberg that the General Manager identify funding sources, if necessary, beyond Council’s Sustainability Levy in the next budget cycle and/or by State Government funding;

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

168

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Strassberg that Council engage, collaborate and educate the local community on ways to become more sustainable and reduce the carbon footprint of residential dwellings and businesses, including expanding the Environmental Sustainability Library and Resources in the Library.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Notice of Motion - Trailers Parked on Streets

169

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Palmer that a report come back to Council detailing:-

 

1.   The limits faced by Council Rangers when enforcing the current legislation;

 

2.   Current methods employed by Council to address the problem, such as time restricted parking, and the outcome; and

 

3.   How “motor vehicle only” restrictions could be used to address the problem.

 

 

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

 

Election of Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillor Representation on Council & External Committees for 2019-20

 

 

Note: The election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor was conducted earlier in the meeting.

 

170

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

1. Councillor representation on Advisory and External Committees for 2019-20 be maintained with the following changes:

a)     Carisbrook Historic House Advisory Committee  - Councillor Vissel

 

b)     Lane Cove Literary Awards Committee – Councillors Brent and Palmer

 

c)     Lane Cove Retirement Units Association Board – Councillors Brooks-Horn and Bennison

 

d)     NSROC Board - Councillors Strassberg and Palmer and Councillors Brent and Bennison as Alternates.

2.   It be noted that the Mayor is ex-officio on all Council Advisory Committees;

3.   It be noted that any available Councillor may attend Internal Advisory Committees;

4.   Council authorise all Councillor representatives on Internal Advisory Committees to arrange an alternate as required.

 

 

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 Community Representatives on Council's Advisory Committees

171

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

1.   Council receive and note the report:

2.   In view of the high levels of attendance and participation by community representatives as well as the minimal vacancies, Council maintain the existing membership of the Advisory Committees until the end of the Council term in September 2020;

3.   Advertise the vacancies on the Lane Cove Recreation Precinct Liaison Advisory Committee; and

3.  Review the Charter of the Public Art Committee.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Library to Your Door

172

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

 

1.   Notes the introduction of the Library to Your Door service from October 2019;

 

2.   Endorse increasing the Pickup of items on loan Council Fee to $1.00 per item;

 

3.   A review will be undertaken after 6 months to determine the long-term financial model for the service; and

 

4.   Thank Library staff for their outstanding achievement on this 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).

 

Customer Experience Strategy  - Post Consultation Report

173

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

 

1.   Note the post consultation report for the Customer Experience Strategy.

 

2.   Address the following matters in a Councillor Workshop:

 

a)     Council has been successfully taking inbound enquires via a mixed media. The next phase of this program is an outbound Strategy to push information to the community. The workshop investigate methods in which Council can take a proactive approach to informing the community of items to reduce the volume of inbound queries. For example, emergency works, oval closures etc.

 

b)     Review the recommended timeline to upgrade Council’s main website and identify sources of funding that would be able to prioritise this project to commence in the next 12 months.

 

c)     Identify additional methods of communication that can be included in the Customer Experience Strategy to enhance Council’s interaction with residents.

 

d)     Identify how Council’s chosen social media channels can be better utilised to support the Customer Experience Strategy.

 

3.   Present a final report to Council by December 2019 or earlier to finalise and adopt Council’s Customer Experience Strategy.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Container Deposit Scheme Return and Earn Depot Location

174

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

 

1.   The report be received and noted; and

 

2.   Council delegate authority to the General Manager to enter into a contract for the installation of Reverse Vending Machines in the Little Street Carpark.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Annual Financial Statements for 2018/2019 -  Referral for Audit

175

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

1.    In respect to Council's General Purpose Financial Reports the following statement which is shown at AT-1 be provided for signature under delegated authority by the Mayor, one other Councillor, the General Manager and the Responsible Accounting Officer:-

GENERAL PURPOSE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2019

Statement by Councillors and Management made pursuant to section 413 (2)(C) of the Local Government Act 1993 (as amended).

The attached General Purpose Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2019, have been drawn up in accordance with the:-

·     Local Government Act 1993 (as amended) and the Regulations made thereunder;

·     Australian Accounting Standards and professional pronouncements; and

·     Local Government Code of Accounting Practice and Financial Reporting.  

To the best of our knowledge and belief, this Report:-

·     Presents fairly the Council's operating result and financial position for the year;

·     Accords with Council’s accounting and other records; and

·    That the statement be signed following audit to ensure there are no matters that would render this report false or misleading in any way.

2.    In respect to Council's Special Purpose Financial Reports, the following statement which is shown at AT-2 be provided for signature by the Mayor and one other Councillor, the General Manager and the Responsible Accounting Officer:-

SPECIAL PURPOSE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS  FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2019

Statement by Councillors and Management made pursuant to the Local Government Code of Accounting Practice and Financial Reporting.

The attached Special Purpose Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2019, have been drawn up in accordance with:-

·     NSW Government Policy Statement "Application of National Competition Policy to      Local Government";

·     Office of Local Government guidelines "Pricing & Costing for Council Businesses: Guide to Competitive Neutrality"; and

·     The Local Government Code of Accounting Practice and Financial Reporting.

To the best of our knowledge and belief, these Reports:-

·     Present fairly the Council's operating result and financial position for each of Council’s declared Business Activities for the year; and

·     Accord with Council’s Accounting and other records.

We are not aware of any matter that is false or misleading in any way.

 

3.   Council's Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2019 be referred for audit by Council’s external Auditors.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Proposed Review of Ward Boundaries

176

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

 

1.   The information be noted;

2.   Council place on public exhibition the proposed new Ward Boundaries at AT-1 in accordance with the consultation strategy outlined in the report; and

3.   Following the consultation period, the outcomes be reported back to Council for determination of new Ward Boundaries.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Draft Community Participation Plan - Public Exhibition

177

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

 

1.   Receive and note the report;

 

2.   Endorse the Draft Community Participation Plan (CPP) for public exhibition;

 

3.   Undertake community consultation for a period of six (6) weeks as per the Consultation Strategy outlined in the report and report back to Council; and

 

4.   Following Public Exhibition, the Draft CPP together with a report on any submissions received, be considered by Council.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conduct of the September 2020 Local Government Election

178

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

 

1.      The report be received and noted;

 

2.      Pursuant to s. 296(2), (3) and (5A) of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) (“the Act”) that an election arrangement be entered into by contract for the Electoral Commissioner to administer all elections of the Council;

 

3.      Pursuant to s. 296(2), (3) and (5A) of the Act, as applied and modified by s. 18, that a council poll arrangement be entered into by contract for the Electoral Commissioner to administer all council polls of the Council; and

 

4.      Pursuant to s. 296(2), (3) and (5A) of the Act, as applied and modified by s. 18, that a constitutional referendum arrangement be entered into by contract for the Electoral Commissioner to administer all constitutional referenda of the Council.

 

 

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 August 2019

179

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).

  

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 10.26pm

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 21 October 2019, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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