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Ordinary Council Meeting

21 October 2019

The meeting commences at 6.30pm. If members of the public are

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Notice of Meeting

 

Dear Councillors

 

Notice is given of the Ordinary Council Meeting, to be held in the Council Chambers, 48 Longueville Road Lane Cove on Monday 21 October 2019 commencing at 7:00pm. The business to be transacted at the meeting is included in this business paper.

 

Craig - GMYours faithfully

 

 

 

 

Craig Wrightson

General Manager

 

Council Meeting Procedures

 

The Council meeting is chaired by the Mayor, Councillor Pam Palmer. Councillors are entitled to one vote on a matter. If votes are equal, the Chairperson has a second or casting vote. When a majority of Councillors vote in favour of a Motion it becomes a decision of the Council. Minutes of Council and Committee meetings are published on Council’s website www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au by 5pm on the Thursday following the meeting.

 

The Meeting is conducted in accordance with Council's Code of Meeting Practice. The order of business is listed in the Agenda on the next page. That order will be followed unless Council resolves to modify the order at the meeting. This may occur for example where the members of the public in attendance are interested in specific items on the agenda.

 

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Ordinary Council 21 October 2019

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

APOLOGIES

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT TO COUNTRY

 

NOTICE OF WEBCASTING OF MEETING

 

public forum

 

Members of the public may address the Council Meeting on any issue for 3 minutes.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

1.      ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 16 SEPTEMBER 2019

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

2.       Mayoral Minute - St Leonards South Update October 2019

 

3.       Mayoral Minute - Update on EPA's review of MWOO - Red Bin Processing to Compost

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Notices of Motion

 

4.       Notice of Motion - Lane Cove Men's Shed

 

Officer Reports for Determination

 

5.       Draft Community Land Plan of Management Post-Consultation Report

 

6.       Final Bicycle Plan 2019

 

7.       The Canopy All Day Parking Arrangements

 

8.       Trailers Parking on Streets

 

9.       Seniors Parking Permits

 

10.     Proposed Road Closure - Pinaroo Place

 

11.     Variation of Deed of Agreement for Road Closure and Voluntary Sale & Acquisition of Land - Standish Street, Greenwich

 

12.     Sustainability Small Grants - Round 18

 

13.     Annual Financial Statements 2018/2019 - Referred for Audit

 

14.     Proposed Risk Management and Internal Audit Framework

 

15.     Lane Cove - Becoming a Dementia-Friendly Community

 

16.     September 2019 Traffic Committee Meeting

 

17.     Pecuniary Interest Returns 2019

 

18.     Council Snapshot September 2019  

 

 

 

 

           


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 October 2019

Mayoral Minute - St Leonards South Update October 2019

 

 

Subject:          Mayoral Minute - St Leonards South Update October 2019     

Record No:    SU5943 - 62541/19

Division:         Lane Cove Council

Author(s):      Councillor Pam Palmer 

 

 

                                                              

Strategic Review

At the last Council Meeting I advised that the General Manager had met with representatives of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and they had agreed to Council’s request and set a 2 month timeframe to undertake the strategic review.

 

Unfortunately, at this stage no further advice has been received on an exact timeframe or format that the strategic review will take.

 

Planning Proposals

Council has already considered two Planning Proposals lodged in the St Leonards South Precinct.  Council refused these proposals which were inconsistent with the MasterPlan and LEP amendment.

 

The applicants have subsequently requested a Rezoning Review by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

 

The Department has referred the Planning Proposals for advice from the Sydney North Planning Panel before consideration by the Gateway.  At this stage no public hearings will be occurring. 

 

The status has been published on the Planning Proposals section of Council’s website, and at this stage the proposed dates the panel will consider the proposals are as follows:-

 

·    21-41 Holdsworth Ave and 18-32 Canberra Ave St Leonards - Wednesday 6 November 2019, 10.30am – 11.30am.

·    23-31 Holdsworth Avenue, 42-46 River Road and 24-34 Berry Road, St Leonards (East Quarter) and 26-36 Park Road and 27-39 Berry Road, St Leonards (West Quarter) – Wednesday 6 November 2019, 1pm – 2pm. 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That the Minute be received and noted.

 

 

 

 

 

Councillor Pam Palmer

Mayor

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 October 2019

Mayoral Minute - Update on EPA's review of MWOO - Red Bin Processing to Compost

 

 

Subject:          Mayoral Minute - Update on EPA's review of MWOO - Red Bin Processing to Compost    

Record No:    SU1667 - 62584/19

Division:         Lane Cove Council

Author(s):      Councillor Pam Palmer 

 

 

 

On 1 July 2017 a new ‘Red Bin’ Waste Processing Facility commenced at the old Woodlawn Mine site (near Goulburn).

 

The $100 million waste processing facility at the Woodlawn Eco-precinct was delivered by Veolia and transfers waste into useful compost (known as MWOO) for environmental rehabilitation of the former mine site. It uses red-lid bin waste from 11 Sydney Councils, including five Northern Sydney Council members of NSROC (Hunter’s Hill, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Ryde and Willoughby).

 

The site began operation after more than 5 years of work by Veolia to gain EPA approval for the facility and the product to be created by the processing service. Despite this, in October 2018 the EPA banned the application of MWOO to agricultural land due to risks associated with chemical and physical contaminants and called a halt on the application of MWOO to mine sites, pending further research. Since then the EPA has undertaken substantial further investigation and commissioned additional research.

 

The EPA has now released its findings and is consulting on making the ban permanent. The press release states:-

 

The research clearly shows that the potential risks outweigh the limited benefits of applying MWOO on agricultural land, given the levels of contamination left behind such as glass and plastics, as well as metals and chemicals.

 

NSW Health has advised that they do not expect any adverse health effects as a result of past use of MWOO on agricultural land. The health risk assessment identified certain circumstances where exposure to chemicals could occur at levels that are higher than referenced doses, but these circumstances would be unusual and short lived.

 

The expert panel has also advised that they do not expect any adverse health effects from past use of MWOO on agricultural land.”

 

Of concern in the press release is the reference to “limited benefits of applying MWOO on agricultural land”. The Woodlawn site is an abandoned mine which has various levels of contamination including copper tailings and the like and for this reason has strict application and water runoff controls in place. The copper tailings dam alone would require 20 years of MWOO production to fill and would be capped when completed. The following diagram shows the proposed application in the copper tailings dam.

 

 

Source: Veolia Heron EPA approved Vegetation and Rehabilitation Plan

 

There was never any intention after rehabilitation of the site (which would take decades) to use the land for agricultural purposes.

 

While the Woodlawn facility produced compost for approximately 18 months, none of the actual compost was ever distributed on the site. It is interesting that while the EPA has concerns about its use they have also concluded “that they do not expect any adverse health effects from past use of MWOO on agricultural land”. This seems to contradict the reason for banning the material. Of equal concern is that as far is Council is aware none of the reports upon which the EPA’s position is based involves tests of the compost produced at Woodlawn, which utilises the newest and latest technology version of MWOO production equipment.

 

The Woodlawn processing facility is key to increased diversion of Waste to landfill, therefore Council staff will continue to work with NSROC and SSROC to seek a resolution to the EPA ban.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That the Mayoral Minute be received and noted.

 

Councillor Pam Palmer

Mayor

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1View

Update on EPA's review of MWOO - Red Bin Processing to Compost

2 Pages

 

 

      


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 October 2019

Notice of Motion - Lane Cove Men's Shed

 

 

Subject:          Notice of Motion - Lane Cove Men's Shed    

Record No:    SU6960 - 62271/19

Division:         Lane Cove Council

Author(s):      Councillor David Brooks-Horn; Councillor Scott Bennison 

 

 

The Lane Cove Men’s Shed is the first such shed in a fast growing movement throughout Australia and the world.   The Lane Cove Men’s Shed is a fully equipped workshop where skilled and unskilled men can share time with each other, swap yarns and work together on community projects.

Members make and repair furniture, toys, craft items or work on their own personal projects. Many items are donated to community groups whilst some are sold to buy materials and new tools for the Shed. For some years we have repaired many toys for a local "Toy Library".  The Men’s Shed is a place for:-

 

·    Retired men to be social, sharing company whilst feeling productive;

·    Learning new skills and honing old ones, using good tools on interesting projects;

·    Pursuing hobbies, pastimes and interests; and

·    Contributing to the community by special projects and donated products.

The Men’s Shed is a community-based, non-profit, non-commercial organisation.  The Lane Cove Men’s Shed currently has it home in the carpark of St Columba’s Lane Cove Residential Aged Care Centre in Figtree Street, Lane Cove.  St Columba has generously provided space for this valuable community organisation for many years. 

Members of the shed have indicated that the time has come for the Shed to have its own, larger home in order to expand membership and to provide more resources. In line with Council’s commitment to deliver appropriate spaces for community groups, Council should investigate options to deliver a new home for the group.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That:-

1.   Council staff meet with representatives from the Lane Cove Men’s Shed in order to come to an agreement as to what is required, in regard to a new home for the Lane Cove Men’s Shed;

2.   Council investigate a suitable location and building type to accommodate the requirements for the Lane Cove Men’s Shed;

3.   A report come back to Council outlining:-

a.   the requirements needed by the Lane Cove Men’s Shed for a new home

b.   the estimated budget required for consideration as part of the 2020/2021 budget.

c.   the estimated time frame for the new home to be opened and occupied by the Lane Cove Men’s Shed.

 

 

 

 

 

Councillor David Brooks-Horn

Councillor

 

 

 

Councillor Scott Bennison

Councillor

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

   


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 October 2019

Draft Community Land Plan of Management Post-Consultation Report

 

 

Subject:          Draft Community Land Plan of Management Post-Consultation Report    

Record No:    SU264 - 51252/19

Division:         Corporate Services Division

Author(s):      Craig Dalli 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

A Draft Community Land Plan of Management for the care, control and management of community land in Lane Cove LGA and proposed categories for parcels of Crown Land were endorsed for public exhibition at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 20 May 2019.    

 

This post-consultation report is submitted to Council to consider for adoption of the revised Draft Community Land Plan of Management and the proposed categories for the management of Crown Land covered by the Plan.

 

Background

 

As a result of the recent reforms set out within the Crown Land Management Act 2016, Council now manages dedicated or reserved Crown Land as public land for use by the general community, in accordance with Section 36 of the Local Government Act 1993, rather than under Crown Lands legislation.

 

The Community Land Plan of Management (CLPOM) authorises Council to grant leases, licences, hire arrangements or other estates required for the use of the land and/or buildings on the land, in accordance with Section 46 of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

The Draft Community Land Plan of Management (AT-1) was revised to include Crown Lands now managed under the Local Government Act as community land.  The Plan identifies categories of community land use by the general public and provides objectives for each of these categories. 

 

As a result of the reforms, Crown Land that has been identified as under Council control is now incorporated into Council’s Community Land Asset Register.

 

The Draft CLPOM was on public exhibition for 6 weeks from 24 June 2019 to 9 August 2019.  The consultation was intended to gauge the level of community support for the values, desired outcomes and performance targets included within the draft Community Land Plan of Management, before adoption by Council. 

 

The consultation methods utilised included:-

 

·    An advertisement in the North Shore Times;

·    Public exhibitions at the Civic Centre, Lane Cove Library and Greenwich Library;

·    An online exhibition;

·    An eNewsletter sent to almost 6,000 recipients;

·    Notifications to Council Advisory Committees; and

·    Briefing at a Meeting of Bushland Management Advisory Committee.

 

Discussion

 

The Draft Community Land Plan of Management was on public exhibition for a period of 6 weeks. Five (5) submissions were received, from the Bushland Management Advisory Committee (BMAC), the Lane Cove Bushland and Conservation Society (LCB&CS), Greenwich Community Association (GCA) and 2 individuals. The submissions are summarised below, along with the response.

 

Comment

Response

Need for statement in the introduction about the importance of community engagement

 

Agreed.  Included reference in the CLPOM (Section 1.1) to S 8A of the local Government Act ie Guiding Principles for Local Government which address community engagement

Need to include statement that all actions must come under an overarching ESD regime particularly the precautionary principle and include reference under core objectives for natural areas

 

As noted above, reference now made in CLPOM to the Guiding Principles for Local Government which also address amongst other considerations ecological sustainable development.

Lack of community consultation, no briefing of community groups on the CLPOM.

 

 

Outline of process was explained at meeting of BMAC prior to draft Plan being placed on exhibition

Maps not included to identify affected land, especially where Council and Crown Land form the one reserve.

 

Agreed – Published version to include link to Crown Lands portal and maps to be included.

Need explanation of 2 types of Crown Land – Devolved and Trust

 

Agreed - explanation provided and Ownership column amended in CLPOM

Impact of devolving Crown Land on Council resources and funding for Council to manage Crown Land.

 

Noted.

However, Crown Lands covered by this CLPOM have been under the care, control and management of Council for many decades. Council has funded the management of the land over that time and this is not changing as a result of the recent crown land reforms and this CLPOM.

 

Expand sections 6 & 7 to address how to ensure integrity of Crown Land, no inappropriate use or development of open space generally including natural areas

 

Uses or development of Crown Land is governed by the relevant legislation and planning instruments consistent with the core objectives for the category of the land

Definitions should be reviewed to be consistent across relevant acts, controls and plans.

 

The terminology used in the CLPOM is that set out in the Local Government Act and Regulations.

Relationship with Open Space Plan (OSP), which covers more than community land. This could create opportunities for inconsistency especially as terminologies are different. Which one takes precedence?

 

The scheduled progress review of the OSP by 2021 will provide an opportunity to align terminologies consistent with LGA. Terminologies in the CLPOM take precedence.

Relationship with Plan of Management for Bushland in Lane Cove 2007 (BMP) which has different definition, not a subcategory under natural area, CLPOM should follow this terminology.

 

Category definitions of natural areas and its subcategories are different to definitions in the Bushland Plan and in the LEP.

 

Terminology in the BMP is based on SEPP 19 Bushland in Urban Areas which is currently under review to revise terms and align provisions with other instruments including the Local Government Act. A new definition of public bushland will be included.

 

The BMP is currently being revised. Once the new SEPP Environment replacing SEPP 19 has been finalised, terminologies can be aligned where necessary.

 

Natural Area Values carried over from BMP 2007 should be updated in line with the plan currently being revised.

 

Agreed, revised Natural Area values to be included when provided by BMAC

Fragmentation of Natural Areas into subcategories is a concern. Natural environment is interconnected and interdependent

 

Noted

Add “or is the site of a wildlife corridor” to definition in S 36C (1) (b)

 

No change. The terminology used in the CLPOM is that set out in the Local Government Act and Regulations.

Add to core objectives for natural areas and sub categories in 4.3

Core objectives are those listed in the Act. Additional objectives can be included in the BMP currently being revised.

2.4 add “help absorb greenhouse gas emissions” to environmental benefits

 

2.5 add “cleanliness and grass cutting” to management issues

 

Agreed and in draft CLPOM.

4.5 add “bushland absorbs carbon dioxide and assists in mitigating climate change”

Revised bushland values could be included in the BMP which links to the CLPOM.

 

4.8 add “maintain and monitor dog leashed areas in all natural areas including bushland”,

add “introduce Wildlife Protection Zones to all bushland areas”

 

Considered appropriate to be in BMP

Fire management needs to be included

Councils can prepare plans of management for bushland covered by SEPP 19. Plans under this SEPP have some different requirements than those prepared under Local Government Act, including matters relating to bushfire hazard. The SEPP 19 requirements will be updated to remove any duplication with the Act.

 

Definition of escarpment unsure of source, increase area categorised or height at 3m.

 

Revised description in 4.4 of the CLPOM to clarify mapping reference and delete reference to 6 m

Some Acts included in definitions and objectives have been replaced and names should be updated

Act and Regulations have not been updated yet. Defer until LGA and Regulations amended.

Classification of Greenwich Baths inappropriate

 

- should have an individual Plan Of Management due to its mix of Community Land and RMS land

 

- should have Plan Of Management under S 36C Community land containing significant natural features and S 36D Community land comprising area of cultural significance

CLPOM only applies to Council owned or managed community land and crown land designated as community land, not to land owned by other State Government Departments and agencies such as RMS.

 

S 36C & S 36D do not apply as Council has not resolved under Part 2 of the Local Government Act that Greenwich Baths is either land containing significant natural features or comprising areas of cultural significance.

 

Community land listed in the Environmental Heritage Schedule 5 of the Lane Cove LEP has been identified in Descriptions.

Individual Plan Of Management for Shell Park because of the petroleum product pipeline running under the park – public health and safety and security issues not addressed in the draft Plan

 

Health and safety issues to be addressed in the lease. CLPOM amended to include this area under General Community Use

Yangoora Bushland to be included (located near 150 Epping Road)

 

Included in revised draft CLPOM

Gore Creek Reserve should include land east of the bay to Ford St

Lovetts Reserve – does it extend south to the sewer structure or to The Boreen

Description amended to clarify

 

Boundary between Lovetts Reserve and Ventemans Reach not defined, amend so boundary is land containing Northern Suburbs Ocean Outfall Sewer (NSOOS) pumphouse

 


 

Conclusion

 

Reforms to the legislative framework for the management of Crown Lands under the care, control and management of councils has resulted in such Crown Land being managed under the Local Government Act rather than under Crown Land Management Act.

 

As a result, it was necessary to categorise these Crown Land parcels and update Council’s Community Land Plan of Management to provide for the management of the Crown Lands and to address any other changes to the Plan. Changes to the Draft Plan placed on exhibition are shown in red in AT-1. It will be recommended that the updated CLPOM be adopted by Council

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That Council adopt the updated Community Land Plan of Management (AT-1) for the use and management of community land in Lane Cove Local Government Area and the proposed categories for parcels of Crown Land as detailed in the Plan.

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Dalli

Executive Manager - Corporate Services

Corporate Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1View

Lane Cove Community Land Plan of Management - October 2019

48 Pages

 

 

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 October 2019

Final Bicycle Plan 2019

 

 

Subject:          Final Bicycle Plan 2019    

Record No:    SU1330 - 60083/19

Division:         Open Space and Urban Services Division

Author(s):      Sashika Perera 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The 2019 Bicycle Plan is a five (5) year strategic plan that outlines the delivery of cycling infrastructure and promotional programs for the community.  While the 2019 Bicycle Plan caters for cyclists of all ages and abilities, one of the main objectives of the 2019 Bicycle Plan is to set an action plan which will target the population who are ‘enthused and confident’ in cycling, which is in line with Council’s Community Strategic Plan. 

 

Council engaged consultants ptc. to review the 2013 Bicycle Plan for the Lane Cove Local Government Area (LGA), which was originally prepared by GTA Consultants.  The new Bicycle Plan 2019 is attached at AT-1, along with the short-term bicycle map AT-2.

 

It is recommended that the final 2019 Bicycle Plan be adopted by Council to guide infrastructure delivery over the next five (5) years.

 

Prior to the final 2019 Bicycle Plan being published, the format of the plan will be amended in line with the style guide for Council’s strategic plans.

 

Background

 

Following the completion of a Draft 2019 Bicycle Plan, Council at its meeting on 20 May 2019 resolved the following:-

 

1.   Council adopt the Draft 2019 Bicycle Plan for the purpose of public exhibition;

 

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 2019 Bicycle Plan together with a report on any submissions received, be considered at a subsequent Council meeting.

 

The 2019 Bicycle Plan focused on the following nine (9) specific routes identified by Council based on its strategic importance: 

 

1.       Pacific Highway;

2.       Longueville Road;

3.       Burns Bay Road;

4.       Centennial Avenue/Burns Bay Road – (south of Epping Road);

5.       River Road;

6.       Greenwich Road;

7.       Northwood Road;

8.       Tambourine Bay Road; and

9.       Lane Cove Business Park.

 

These local routes are consistent with the 2013 Bicycle Plan.  Each of the routes was audited and reviewed by ptc. which resulted in a series of recommendations for each strategic bicycle route.

Additionally, Council undertook a separate review of Mowbray Road and Centennial Avenue (between Mowbray Road and Epping Road), details of which have also been included in the 2019 Bicycle Plan.

 

Discussion

 

The Draft 2019 Bicycle Plan was exhibited to public from 27 June to 9 August 2019. During the consultation period total approximately 110 responses have been received. In total 100 responses have been received by the communication tool Social Pin Point and others via direct submission to Council in writing/ email.

 

A route by route consultation summary and ptc. responses are tabulated below and are also included in the 2019 Bicycle Plan.

 

Route 1: Pacific Hwy – between Mowbray Rd West – St Leonards (short-term)

Feedback

Ptc Response

·    Winding and indirect route, long detour.

 

·    The proposed route has steep and difficult sections.

 

·    High volume of traffic in First Avenue during the AM peak.

 

·    Recommend route along Phoenix Street, instead of Kimberley Avenue which has frequent change of grades and existing traffic safety issues at Longueville Road/ Kimberley Avenue intersection.

 

·    The section between Greenwich Road and Oxley Street should be implemented urgently as this will provide cyclist linkage between Greenwich Road and St Leonards Station and future Crows Nest Metro station.

 

·    Council needs to undertake more  advocacy to demonstrate to RMS why bike infrastructure is required along Pacific Highway.

·    It is acknowledged that the proposed route has many challenges, however, this is the most feasible route in the short-term connecting St Leonards and Lane Cove North. The key selection criteria to these routes are relatively low volume and speed roads which are within close proximity to Pacific Highway.

 

·    There is existing on-road cycleway in First Avenue. However, the proposed short-term route travels along a small section of First Avenue. It is acknowledged that Kimberley Avenue has a steep gradient, however, Phoenix Street carries relatively high volumes of traffic as it provides local connections between Longueville Road and Osborne Road. Further, it provides direct access to Council car park which generates more traffic.

 

·    Linkage between the section of Oxley Street and Canberra Avenue will be provided via Nicholson Street, new east – west linkage (parallel to Nicholson Street, between Albany St and Christie St) – Pacific Highway up to Canberra Avenue as part of the new developments in this area. The section between Canberra Avenue and Greenwich Road along Pacific Highway will be developed when funds are available to construct this section of the SUP.

 

 

Route 1:  Pacific Hwy – between Mowbray Rd West – St Leonards (short-term) (Cont.)

Feedback

Ptc Response

·    Regional links with adjoining Councils has not been established in this bike plan.

 

·    A SUP under or alongside of the proposed plaza over the railway line at St Leonards to establish linkage Crows Nest Metro Station.

 

·    Links should be established at the signalised intersections for the Willoughby Council’s

proposed SUP along Pacific Highway.

 

·    In the shorter term, existing footpath along Pacific Highway should be upgraded as children up to 16 years can ride on the footpath. The current footpath has many uneven surfaces.

·    SUP will be considered as part of the plaza development.

 

·    Lane Cove Council will liaise with Willoughby Council in regards to construction on the SUP in Willoughby LGA.

 

·    Linkage will be established with Lane Cove LGA at the signalised intersections.

 

·    Council to investigate the uneven surface on the footpath at this section of Pacific Highway.

 

Route 2:  Longueville road – between Epping Road – Longueville Wharf

Feedback

Ptc Response

·    Regional connectivity has not been established (north of Epping Road).

 

·    Cyclist safety issues for the left turn movement from Epping Road to Longueville Road from off-road to on-road cycleway).

 

·    The SUP on the western side of Longueville Road (between Epping Rd and Birdwood Ave) needs to be upgraded and formalised and should be included in the bike plan.

 

·    Existing cyclist safety issues near River Rd West intersection. Bike path travelling along a private property (266 Longueville Rd).

 

·    Alternate cycleway lane along Pottery Lane.

·    Regional linkage of Route 2 will be established to Willoughby Council by Route 1.

 

·    There is limited opportunity to provide a separated cycleway linkage on the eastern side of Longueville Road between Epping Road to Little Street. The sight distance is considered to be appropriate. However, Council will continue to monitor the cyclist safety at this signalised intersection.

 

·    The section of Longueville Road between Epping Rd and Birdwood Ave will be formalised as an off-road SUP along the western side.

 

·    Any cycling safety issue will be considered as part of the upgrade of Longueville Road/ River Road West intersection.

 

·    The developer of 266 Longueville Road is obliged to provide a SUP through this property as part of the development of this site.

 

 

Route 2:  Longueville road – between Epping Road – Longueville Wharf (cont.)

Feedback

Ptc Response

·    Bike path travelling along a private property (266 Longueville Rd).

 

·    Alternate cycleway lane along Pottery Lane.

 

·    Bike and scooter racks as part of the Rosenthal car park development.

·    Cycleway path along Pottery Lane has been investigated as part of preparation of the bike plan. It has been not considered due to lack of directness and safety concern in Central Avenue

& Longueville Road intersections. A direct route along Longueville Road is considered a suitable option.

 

·    Bike, scooter racks and End of Trip Facility (EOTF) will be provided as part of the Canopy development.

 

Route 3:  Burns Bay Rd – between Longueville Rd and Centennial Ave

Feedback

Ptc Response

·    Connection is required for Lane Cove West Public School via Figtree Street.

 

·    Centennial Ave/ Burns Bay Rd intersection is not clearly defined for the cyclists from all

direction.

 

·    Bike lane should be continuous at the bus

stops.

 

·    Given the high volume of traffic, riding northbound along Coxs Lane is not safe.

 

·    Riding southbound along Birdwood Lane would have conflicts with the pedestrians once Rosenthal Park is operational.

 

·    Birdwood Avenue is very narrow with parked cars on both sides. It needs separated cycleway. Alternatively, eastbound cycleway should be provided on the northern side of Burns Bay Road which will eventually connect the village by the existing wombat crossing outside the post office.

·    Connection to Lane Cove West Public School is provided via Epping Road, Hallam Avenue and Banksia Close (Route 9)

 

·    Intersection treatment will be considered in detail as part of

this long-term route development.

 

·    There is no room along Burns Bay Road to realign the bike path at the bus stops.

 

·    Motorists and cyclists would require obeying the road rules and share the road. Widening of Coxs Lane was previously

considered and it is not feasible. Cyclists safety would be considered by Council as part of the future traffic operation of Coxs Lane.

 

·    A Shared Zone would be placed in Birdwood Lane where cyclists would need to give way to pedestrians.

 

·    Council to investigate an off-road cycleway along Birdwood Avenue. A compliant cycleway path along Burns Bay Road (between Rosenthal Avenue and Tambourine Bay Road) is not feasible due to loss of parking and other impacts to the local business and operation of the post office (e.g. postage collection from the post boxes).

 

 

Route 4: Centennial Ave/Burns Bay Rd – south of Epping Rd (Short-term)

Feedback

Ptc Response

·    Safety issue at Epping Rd/ Munro St intersection.

 

·    A pedestrian/ cyclist ramp is required at Cullen Street/ Boyle Lane intersection.

 

·    Completion of SUP between Penrose Street and Fig Tree Bridge should be high priority as it provides a much-needed safe link to Hunters Hill LGA.

·     Downhill cyclists need to be protected along the driveway by signs and other measures.

 

·     Narrow footpath near Carisbrook House due to tree roots.

 

·     Cycleway needs to be connected along View Street intersection.

 

·     Need shared path along western side of Burns Bay Road as well for those using the loop road under the Fig Tree bridge.

·    Munro Street is a one-way entry only which is sufficient sight distance. Cyclist needs to give way to motorists in crossing Munro Street. However, any specific cyclist safety issue at this intersection will be considered by Council when reported.

 

·    A ramp will be provided at Cullen Street/ Boyle Lane intersection.

 

·    The bike network along Centennial Avenue and Burns Bay Road has been identified in RMS network plan. Cycleway along Burns Bay Road to Hunters Hill will be constructed as part of the regional cycleway route development when the funds are available from the State/ Federal Government.

·    Council to install appropriate signage and line marking.

 

·    Narrow footpath near Carisbrook House will be investigated by

Council.

 

·    The cycleway will be connected at View Street intersection along Burns Bay Road. Signalised crossing with bicycle lanterns to be installed here.

 

·    Any additional cycleway path along the western side of Burns Bay Road is subject to availability of funding. Cyclists will be able to return back along the same route (eastern side of Burns Bay Road), instead of going under the loop road.

 

Route 5: Penrose St – Bridge St – River Rd West between Centennial Ave

Feedback

Ptc Response

·    The section between Morrice Street and Austin Street should have a possible detour via this quiet residential street to avoid steep section of River Road West, albeit long detour.

 

·    Bike Path along cliff section of River Road West is very narrow.

 

·    The proposed detour via Morrice Street & Austin Street is too long to be a feasible option.

 

 

·    As part of the proposal, this section of the bike route will be widened up to the standard.

 

 

 


 

Route 5: Penrose St – Bridge St – River Rd West between Centennial Ave (Cont.)

Feedback

Ptc Response

·    Linkage to Greenwich Hospital should be established.

 

·    Bike route through 266 Longueville Road is not clearly defined.

 

·    An entry & exit ramp on either side of River Road West at Berry Road and Canberra

Avenue.

 

·    Oppose to any traffic lights at River Road West/ Canberra Avenue intersection. A pedestrian and cyclist overpass on River Road West connecting Berry Road and Wilona Avenue would establish linkage between St Leonards Station/ Crows Nest Metro with Wollstonecraft .

·    SUP on the northern side of River Road has been proposed. Cyclists are able to utilise the signalised pedestrian crossing directly in front of Greenwich Hospital.

 

·    Bike path through 266 Longueville Road will be considered in the detailed design as part of the development.

 

·    The entry/exit ramp will be considered as part of the SUP development along River Road.

 

·    Any cycleway connection from Berry Road to Wilona Avenue will be considered as part of the long-term option.

 

 

 

Route 6:   Greenwich Rd between Pacific Hwy and Greenwich Point Wharf

Feedback

Ptc Response

·    SUPs are not suitable for longer routes as it creates amenity issues for cyclists and pedestrians. Separated cycleway path is ideal,where feasible.

 

·    SUP should be provided on both sides of Greenwich Road, especially outside the

shops.

 

·    The existing SUP on the eastern side of Greenwich Road (south of River Road West) is very narrow at sections. In addition, it has no signage or line marking.

 

 

·    Comments noted.

 

·    Insufficient width to accommodate the SUP near the shops because of the existing trees, power poles, service pits etc.

 

·    The proposed SUP runs along the western side of Greenwich Road, south of River Road West. Hence, the existing wide footpath does not require formalisation of a SUP.

 

·    Council has undertaken utilisation survey of the bike/ scooter racks outside Greenwich Public School where low utilisation has been noted at this rack. Additional bike rack will be provided should demand increases in the future.

 

 

Route 6:  Greenwich Rd between pacific Hwy and Greenwich Point Wharf (Cont.)

Feedback

Ptc Response

·    Request for additional bike racks outside Greenwich Public School.

 

·    Suggest a SUP on the eastern side of Manns Avenue for the safety of the school children and families.

The existing pathway linking Albert Street and Richard Street should be considered.

 

·    Bike and scooter racks at Greenwich Baths.

 

·    Connection to Wollstonecraft Station should be established as it is a key route for commuter and recreational cyclists.

·    Children are legally permitted to ride along the footpath. It is anticipated that Manns Avenue will not generate large volume of cyclist traffic therefore a SUP at this location is not warranted which will result loss of kerbside parking.

 

·    A viable connection through the existing path between Albert Street and Richard Street to Greenwich Baths is viable. This will be investigated by Council.

 

·    Bike and scooter racks at Greenwich Baths will be

investigated by Council.

 

·    Connection to Wollstonecraft station will be provided via Greendale Street.

 

Route 7:   (Northwood Rd)

Feedback

Ptc Response

·    It is not defined how cyclist linkage would be established between Northwood and Greenwich.

 

·    Current footpath on the southern side of Northwood Road (between Kenneth St &River Rd West) is narrow with rails. The width needs to be increased. Existing connection to Arabella Street is not shown in the bike plan.

·    Due to limited crossing opportunity at River Road West/Northwood Road intersection, cyclists need to cross at River Road West/ Kenneth Street intersection.

 

·    Council to investigate in regards to widening of the existing SUP on the southern side of Northwood Road (between Kenneth St & River Road West) If widening is not feasible, cyclists may travel along Arabella – Woodville – Kenneth Streets to get to River Road West.

 

·    Connection has been included in the bike plan

 

Route 8:   (Tambourine Bay Rd)

Feedback

Ptc Response

·    As an alternative proposal, SUP on the western side could start after Fox Street where the uphill climb starts.

 

·    The section between Burns Bay Road and River Road West should have higher priority as it has more traffic.

 

·    Potential tree loss due to the proposed SUP.

 

·    Discrepancy on construction costs (Table 1.2).

·    Given the high volume of traffic in Tambourine Bay Road between Burns Bay Road and River Road West, this section of Tambourine Bay Road need a separated cycleway for the entire section due to safety reasons.

 

·    Priority and action plans are defined in Section 16 of this bike plan.

·    Council to endeavour retaining the existing street trees as much as possible.

 

·    Construction costs have been rounded up to the nearest $1,000.

 


 

 

Route 9:   (Lane Cove Business Park)

Feedback

Ptc Response

·    Separated cycleway is also needed for the downhill traffic along Sam Johnson Way, given the high volume of heavy vehicles and their speed.

 

·    An easier/ better defined bike linkage between Mars Road and Banksia Close would be great.

 

·    Bike Path along Lloyd Rees Drive is already exist, why the plan outlines it is proposed?

·    There are insufficient room in the road reserve to provide any separated cycleway on the downhill side along Sam Johnson Way.

 

·    Appropriate signage and line marking have been recommended at the cycleway linkage between Mars Road and Banksia Close.

 

·    The existing bike route along Lloyd Rees Drive is removed from the proposed bike plan.

 

Other

Feedback

Ptc Response

·    The bike plan should have a matrix of success.

 

·    Acronym of SUP has not been used anywhere in the report.

 

·    It would make it easier to navigate the bike plan if the attachments are included in the table of contents (which stops at Page 98), especially various parts of Attachment 3.

·    Progress on implementation of the bike plan is measured annually and this bike plan will be reviewed again in five years’ time to ascertain progress.

 

·    Acronym of the bike plan has been included in this report.

 

Conclusion

 

The 2019 Bicycle Plan builds on the previous 2013 Bicycle Plan and aims to provide a safe and connected bicycle network in the Lane Cove LGA. The document provides short-term bike routes which will assist Council to deliver its improvements to the network. The Plan requires regular monitoring for progression tracking and is designed to be reviewed and updated in a five (5) year period.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:-

 

1.   Receive and note the Lane Cove Bicycle Plan 2019 Consultation Report (shown attached as AT-1);

 

2.   Adopt the Draft Lane Cove Bicycle Plan 2019, dated 4 October 2019 (shown attached as AT-1); and

 

3.   Conduct the next review of the Lane Cove Bicycle Plan after 2024.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin Terescenko

Executive Manager - Open Space and Urban Services

Open Space and Urban Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1View

Final Bicycle Plan 2019

184 Pages

 

AT‑2View

Short-term Map

1 Page

 

 

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 October 2019

The Canopy All Day Parking Arrangements

 

 

Subject:          The Canopy All Day Parking Arrangements    

Record No:    SU6222 - 62029/19

Division:         Open Space and Urban Services Division

Author(s):      Martin Terescenko 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The Canopy car park is due for completion early December and will have a 500 car space capacity. It is expected that during weekdays the car park will not run at full capacity. It is proposed to use the 140 spaces on the lowest level of the car park for business parking (maximum 50 permits) seven days a week and early bird all day parking on weekdays for all users.

 

It is recommended the new long stay parking arrangement be implemented in The Canopy car park.

 

Background

 

The previous Rosenthal car park had 179 car spaces and Council had a business parking scheme that allowed business owners to park in any available 3 hour car space all day, 7 days per week. The cost of this business parking permit was $1,800 per annum.

 

When the Rosenthal car park was closed and the business parking permits were no longer available, Council developed a temporary scheme where 24 free business parking spaces were provided for the duration of The Canopy construction period. Now that The Canopy car park is nearing completion, this temporary business parking scheme will conclude and it is proposed to provide a paid all day parking opportunity that is available for businesses and the community. The current business parking permit holders have been informed that scheme will be concluding on 31 December 2019.

 

Discussion

 

The Canopy car park has a total of 500 car spaces spread over four levels with the lowest level having approximately 140 car spaces. It is envisaged that during the week there will be less demand for parking in The Canopy car park. To try and maximise the use of the car park it is proposed to use the lowest level for business and early bird all day parking.

 

It is proposed to reintroduce a business parking permit scheme for up to 50 business parkers that allows a business parker unlimited and unrestricted use of the lowest car park level seven days a week. Council’s current Fees and Charges have set a rate as per the previous scheme of $1800 p.a.

 

To further maximise the use of the car park, it is also proposed to offer an early bird all day parking service at a cost of $7.50 per day on weekdays, if a car enters the car park prior to 9:30am, leaves after 4:00pm and parks on the lowest level of the car park. The rate has been determined based on a customer using the car park every weekday for 48 weeks a year (4 weeks annual leave), which would cost $1,800. As a comparative, The Concourse at Chatswood runs Early Bird Parking where cars must enter between 6am-10am and exit between 3pm-7pm, Monday to Friday. The rate is available for the first 200 cars entering. Vehicles must be parked on Level 2.

 

Under both the Business Parking Permit Scheme and casual Early Bird Scheme, there is no guarantee of a space. Once the lowest level is full (approx. 140 cars) then the above arrangements will not apply and if the customers park on other levels they will have to pay the standard parking rates.

The car park management system to be installed in the Canopy car park has the sophistication to have differential parking rates on each level combined with entry and exit times and can accommodate these scenarios.

 

Conclusion

 

With the introduction of seven-day business parking permits and weekday early bird all day parking for The Canopy car park. Council can ensure that businesses and the community have access to affordable all day parking in the Lane Cove Village. This in turn will maximise the use of The Canopy carpark during weekdays. The proposed rate of $1,800 per annum will provide the same level of service as provided in the old Rosenthal car park and the $7.50 per day rate for weekday early bird parking provides an affordable early bird all day option for the community. This service may have the added advantage of removing commuter parking from residential streets surrounding the village.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:-

1.   receive and note the report; and

 

2.   implement long stay parking arrangements for The Canopy car park, Level P4 only under the following arrangements: -

 

a.   An unrestricted business parking scheme be available for local businesses, with a maximum of 50 to be issued, subject to payment of the fee in Council’s Fees and Charges; and

b.   A casual early bird parking scheme be available for all day on weekdays only, subject to customers entering and exiting at the sign posted times and payment of the fee which is to be 1/240 of the annual fee in Council’s Fees and Charges.

c.   There shall be no guarantee of a space. once P4 is full, if the customer parks on other levels of the car park, the standard parking rates will apply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin Terescenko

Executive Manager - Open Space and Urban Services

Open Space and Urban Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 October 2019

Trailers Parking on Streets

 

 

Subject:          Trailers Parking on Streets    

Record No:    SU1326 - 59637/19

Division:         Open Space and Urban Services Division

Author(s):      Sashika Perera 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council at its meeting held 16 September 2019 resolved regarding trailers parked on streets 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.’

 

This report discusses the current legislation in place for boat and other types of trailer parking and recommends that Council lobby the NSW Government to:-

 

1.   Amend the Boat Trailer Impounding Act 2015 to include other types of trailers (car trailers, box trailers, caravans, and mobile self-storage trailers); and

 

2.   Introduce an infringement under the Boat Trailer Impounding Act 2015 to allow Council Rangers to enforce the legislation more effectively.

 

Background

 

This report only covers trailers less than 4.5 tonnes in weight (GVM - Gross Vehicle Mass) or less than 7.5 metres in length as these vehicles can park on residential streets for an unlimited time. 

 

Vehicles that exceed the above prescribed weight and length limits can only park on residential streets for a maximum of one hour unless otherwise specified by a parking sign. As these vehicles are classified as heavy vehicles, they are automatically covered by an alternate legislation.

 

Trailer parking in residential streets has been the subject of many complaints. Over the last year, Council has received 32 complaints regarding trailer parking.

 

The enforcement of boat trailers is covered under the Boat Trailer Impounding Act 2015 whilst all other types of trailers (i.e. car trailers, box trailers, caravans, and mobile self-storage trailers) are covered under the Road Transport Act 2013.

Boat Trailer Parking

The NSW Government, under the Boat Trailer Impounding Act 2015, introduced a new legislation where boat trailers have to be moved every 28 days. They must be towed past the nearest cross street, however can be parked back in the same location for a further 28 days. The legislation only applies to boat trailers and not any other type of trailer.

Other Types of Trailer Parking

 

There is currently no specific legislation covering other types of trailer parking. As such, Council Rangers have been undertaking enforcement of other trailers under the Road Transport Act 2013.

Discussion

 

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

Boat Trailer Parking

The current 28-day rule applies only to Boat Trailers and is enforced by marking the tyres.

 

However, the legislation is ineffective as it is permissible to move a trailer from its original location, drive around the block and park back in its original location within the 28-day period. Council Rangers then need to commence the 28-day process again.

Other Trailer Parking

There is currently no legislation specific to other types of trailer parking. Council has no specific restrictions in place to prohibit the parking of other types of trailers in residential streets. As such, Council Rangers have been enforcing trailers the same way as a motor vehicle.

 

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

 

Council has previously introduced10P; 8am – 8pm parking on Greenwich Road near Shell Park to ensure that boat trailers are not parked for an unlimited period of time.

 

Furthermore, Council has also implemented ‘24-hour limit Vehicles with Trailers Only’ in Kooyong Road to allow trailers to park while in the reserve.

 

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

 

In June 2018, Northern Beaches Council commenced a six-month trial to better enforce boat trailers in residential streets. 11 designated sites were sign posted with ‘No Parking; Motor Vehicles Excepted’.

 

The trial has resulted in the relocation of all trailers at the 11 designated problem areas with 30 per cent not returning to the area again and the remaining 70 per cent relocating to adjoining streets or nearby reserves.

 

The trial has now been made permanent. The restriction applies to both boat trailer and other types of trailer parking.

 

Northern Beaches Council have advised that the ‘No Parking – Motor Vehicles Excepted’ was introduced to strengthen the existing boat trailer parking legislation. The target areas for the restrictions are based on safety near schools, shops and generally busy areas. While the downside of the restriction is that the trailers moved to adjacent streets, they are streets that are less busy in comparison in terms of pedestrian and traffic volumes.

 

In terms of enforcement, Northern Beaches Council advised that the enforcement of the restriction is carried out under the Road Rules 2014 where the definition of a motor vehicle is as follows:

 

"motor vehicle" means a vehicle (other than a bicycle) that is built to be propelled by a motor that forms part of the vehicle.

 

The definition of a ‘motor vehicle’ under the Road Rules 2014 differs from the definition of a ‘motor vehicle’ under the Road Transport Act 2014.

 

As such, Northern Beaches Council has advised that the ‘No Parking – Motor vehicles Excepted’ restriction can be enforced under the Road Rules 2014.

 

Lane Cove Council’s Legal Advice

 

Council’s legal advice confirms that utilisation of the ‘No Parking – Motor Vehicles Excepted’ signage allows Council to enforce a restriction on the parking of trailers on Council public roads having regard for the applicable Legislative Framework.

 

Suitability of the ‘No parking – Motor Vehicles Accepted’ restriction in the Lane Cove LGA

 

Northern Beaches Council have identified areas where there is a clear cluster of trailer parking i.e. close to beaches, shops. Due to the high volume of pedestrians and traffic, there is a potential for a safety hazard to occur. The implementation of ‘No Parking – Motor vehicles Excepted’ in selected areas is an effective method to address this issue as the displacement of trailers will be to residential streets where the traffic and pedestrian demands are relatively low in comparison.

 

However, in Lane Cove, trailer parking occurs in isolation in residential streets where the land use is no different to adjacent streets. As such, the displacement of those trailers will only introduce a similar effect in adjacent streets.

 

In view of the above, the introduction of the ‘No Parking – Motor Vehicles Accepted’ in Lane Cove would not be an effective method of enforcing trailer parking as it would simply push the problem to an adjoining street.

 

Where there is a high concentration of trailers in a particular area, this method may be beneficial but again would only move the problem to another area. However, if clustering of trailers is occurring in particular areas of the LGA the ‘No Parking – Motor Vehicles Accepted’ method will be utilised, with approval sought from the Local Traffic Committee for implementation.

 

Conclusion

 

Boat Trailer Parking is enforced under the Boat Trailer Impounding Act 2015. However, the legislation only applies to boat trailers and not any other types of trailers. Furthermore, the current legislation is ineffective as it is permissible to move a trailer from its original location, drive around the block and park back in its original location within the 28-day period.

 

·    For other types of trailers, there is no specific legislation. There are currently no restrictions in place in Lane Cove to prohibit parking of other types of trailers in residential streets. As such, Council Rangers currently enforce trailers under the Road Transport Act 2013 in the same way motor vehicles would be enforced.

·    Northern Beaches Council introduced a ‘No Parking – Motor Vehicles Excepted’ restriction to prevent parking of trailers including boat trailer parking. However, Northern Beaches Council have areas where there is a clear cluster of trailer parking in areas where the high volume of pedestrians and traffic poses a potential safety hazard. Implementation of the scheme has seen 70%  of trailers displaced to residential streets.

 

The ‘No Parking – Motor Vehicles Excepted’ is considered unsuitable for wide spread role out in the Lane Cove LGA as trailer parking typically occurs in isolation in residential streets. The displacement of those trailers will only move trailers to adjacent streets. If clustering of trailers is occurring in particular areas of the LGA the ‘No Parking – Motor Vehicles Accepted’ method will be utilised, with approval sought from the Local Traffic Committee for implementation.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That :-

 

Council lobby the NSW Government to:

 

1.    Amend the Boat Trailer Impounding Act 2015 to include other types of trailers (car trailers, box trailers, caravans, and mobile self-storage trailers);

 

2.    Introduce an infringement under the Boat Trailer Impounding Act 2015 to allow Council Rangers to enforce the legislation more effectively; and

 

3.    Where clustering of trailers occurs in particular areas of the LGA the ‘No Parking – Motor Vehicles Accepted’ method will be utilised, with approval sought from the Local Traffic Committee for implementation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin Terescenko

Executive Manager - Open Space and Urban Services

Open Space and Urban Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 October 2019

Seniors Parking Permits

 

 

Subject:          Seniors Parking Permits    

Record No:    SU5300 - 58410/19

Division:         Human Services Division

Author(s):      Cate Sinclair 

 

 

Executive Summary

                                                              

At the Council Meeting of May 2016 Council received a report recommending an increase in the age at which residents are eligible for the Seniors Parking Permit Scheme. This was a recommendation arising out of consultations for the strategy for an Age-Friendly Lane Cove and endorsed by the Age-Friendly Advisory Committee.

 

Council was asked to consider increasing the eligibility age to 67 years over a 5-year period from 1 July 2016 to 1 July 2023 in line with the increasing age eligibility for the pension. Council resolved however to increase the age to 67, effective from 1 July 2016.  The change in age did not affect residents who already had parking permits.  Council also resolved that the Seniors Parking be reviewed again in 2019.

 

Background

 

Council at its meeting of 18 July, 2016 considered a report in relation to increased age eligibility for the seniors parking scheme, and resolved:-

 

1.   The age of eligibility for Seniors Parking be raised from 60 to 67 effective 1 July 2016;

2.   The changes not be retrospective and existing permit holders not be affected by these changes;

3.   The new age of eligibility for parking permits be widely promoted; and

4.   The age of eligibility for Seniors Parking be reviewed in 2019.

 

Discussion

 

The Seniors Parking Scheme continues to be a popular program and well utilised by older people.  Initially some residents were frustrated at the introduction of the new age limit but most understood and agreed to the ethos behind it once explained.  At present the scheme is running smoothly.

 

The data in the table below shows the number of permits given in each age group over a 6-year period (though data for 2019 is only 75% completed).

 

 

<60

61

62

63

64

65

66

67

68-70

71-75

76-80

81-85

86 +

Total

2014

8

9

14

19

15

23

22

26

126

124

81

64

89

620

2015

22

19

37

29

39

32

33

50

147

204

104

64

46

826

2016

19

20

30

31

28

38

34

35

67

114

61

21

21

519

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

0

1

9

9

17

18

30

38

203

237

136

66

68

832

2018

0

0

5

9

14

17

22

56

157

265

144

74

49

812

2019

0

0

0

0

3

4

5

23

112

173

103

55

27

503

 

It is noted that over the last 3 years the number of people obtaining a permit before the age of 67 has decreased and the number of people using permits in their older years has increased.  The aim of the age increase was to make more spaces available for the older age group who needed them most.

 

Conclusion

 

As the Australian Government has overturned its policy of increasing the retirement pension age to 70 years after 2023, there will be no need to increase the eligibility age for the Seniors Parking Permit Scheme to 70 years.

 

The current eligibility age for Seniors Parking Permit Scheme appears to be reasonable and now well understood.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive and note the report.

 

 

 

 

 

Jane Gornall

Executive Manager - Human Services

Human Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 October 2019

Proposed Road Closure - Pinaroo Place

 

 

Subject:          Proposed Road Closure - Pinaroo Place    

Record No:    SU6839 - 51979/19

Division:         General Managers Unit

Author(s):      Evan Singer 

 

 

Executive Summary

                                                              

This report outlines the results of a secondary public notification to close part of the public road known as the southern end of Pinaroo Place, Lane Cove due to legislative changes.

 

Upon closure, Council intends to incorporate the southern end of Pinaroo Place with six properties acquired from the NSW Government to allow the expansion of the existing park at the corner of Kullah Parade and Mindarie Street to create a single large park of approximately 6,300sqm.

 

Council previously resolved on 11 December 2017 to close the road and make an application with Department of Primary Industries – Lands.  Upon application, Department of Primary Industries – Lands, placed conditions prior to approval.  Delays were experienced to satisfy these conditions and with changes in legislation, the transition period to complete applications elapsed. 

 

A secondary public notification was required, and the results are contained in this result. This report recommends that Council formally close the road.

 

Background

 

Following consideration of a report to the Ordinary Meeting on 21 August 2017 in respect of the proposed park design for Pinaroo Place, Council resolved in part that:

1.   Public notification commence to close part of the southern end of Pinaroo Place, namely the existing cul-de-sac, as outlined in AT-4, in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding dated April 2006 with the NSW Department of Primary Industry-Lands; and

2.   Following public consultation, receive a further report outlining the submissions received with respect to the proposed partial road closure and for determining whether to proceed with an application to NSW Department of Primary Industry-Lands.


 

The road closure proposal is illustrated below:-

 

Public Notification

 

The proposed road closure was advertised in the North Shore Times on 11 July 2019 allowing for a period of 42 days for submissions.

 

Additionally, adjoining Lot Owners were notified by mail, public notices were posted at the immediate locale. Further, as required, the following authorities were also notified of the proposal:

 

·    Transgrid;

·    Ausgrid;

·    Essential Energy;

·    Endeavour Energy;

·    APA Group;

·    Jemena Asset Management;

·    NSW Planning, NSW Department of Planning and Environment;

·    Resources & Energy, NSW Department of Planning and Environment;

·    Crown Lands Branch, NSW Department of Industry;

·    NSW Department of Primary Industries – Fisheries;

·    Lands & Water Division, NSW Department of Industry;

·    Land Use Planning & Development, Transport for NSW;

·    The State Transit Authority;

·    Roads and Maritime Services;

·    The Commissioner of Fire and Rescue NSW;

·    The Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service;

·    Sydney Water;

·    Forestry Corporation;

·    Local Land Services; and

·    National Parks and Wildlife Service, Office of Environment and Heritage.

 

Responses

 

Six (6) submissions were received, two (2) from public authorities and four (4) from residents. However, no submissions raising objections or concerns were received. Responses are outlined below.

 

Public Authorities

Response - Crown Lands Branch, NSW Department of Industry

 

Requesting further information. Information provided.

 

Response - Roads and Maritime Services

 

Requesting further information. Information provided

 

Private submissions

 

As noted above, four (4) submissions were received from members of the public; one in support and three not related to the proposed road closure.

 

Conclusion

 

As no relevant objections have been received, it is considered that there are no valid reasons not to proceed with the proposal.

 

It is recommended that Council formally close the road.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:-

 

1.         Note that following public notification in the North Shore Times and by letters to relevant stakeholders, no valid objections were received to the proposed closure of the southern end of Pinaroo Place, Lane Cove; and

2.         Council formally close the road.

 

 

Craig Dalli

Executive Manager - Corporate Services

Corporate Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

 


Ordinary Council Meeting 21 October 2019

Variation of Deed of Agreement for Road Closure and Voluntary Sale & Acquisition of Land - Standish Street, Greenwich

 

 

Subject:          Variation of Deed of Agreement for Road Closure and Voluntary Sale & Acquisition of Land - Standish Street, Greenwich    

Record No:    SU3021 - 50871/19

Division:         General Managers Unit

Author(s):      Evan Singer 

 

 

Executive Summary

This Report seeks to vary the Deed of Agreement for Road Closure and Voluntary Sale and Acquisition of Land adjoining Lot 2 DP 1128693, Standish Street, Greenwich.

Council entered into a Deed of Agreement in February 2014 to formally close part of Standish Street, Greenwich and sell part of the land (284 m2 known as Lot 201 – Area A) for annexation to Gore Creek Reserve (Reserve).  

As a result of changes to statutory instruments and requirements of the Rural Fire Service that were not envisaged in the original Deed, this report will recommend a variation to the Deed which amends the location of the portion of land for annexation to the Reserve (Area B – AT-1) and the agreed compensation to be paid by the adjoining Lot Owner for the amount of $18,000. 

 

Background

 

In January 2014, Trade & Investment Crown Lands (TICL) issued approval to Council to proceed with the advertising of the part road closure in accordance with a referencing diagram. Following the consultation process, at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 15 September 2014, Council resolved to close part of the road at Standish Street Greenwich. The Council resolution also provided for easement requirements for Ausgrid (if any are required) upon registration of the closed road lot; and for lodgement with the TICL the formal road closure application.

 

In May 2016, Council formally applied to TICL to close part of Standish Street, Greenwich as a public road outlining the terms agreed with the lot owner in the aforementioned Deed of Agreement. TICL then advised Council in February 2017 that approval in principle has been given to the closure of the road and vesting of the land in Council as operational land, subject to lodgement of a Plan of Subdivision and Gazettal of the road closure, the process of closing the road to transfer to the applicant was completed.

 

Discussion

 

The area of the proposed road closure (284 m2) is commensurate with the exchange area (287 m2) to be excised from Lot 2 DP1123693 (15 Standish Street) to be transferred to Council for incorporation into the Gore Creek Reserve as envisaged in the Deed.

 

Further, the lot owner requested that the original dedicated parcel of land on the Western side of the site (Area A) be swapped for Area B located at the Southern end. This proposal will allow Area A to be maintained as an Asset Protection Zone (APZ) to the existing dwelling and road reserve from the most fire prone aspect and keep the obligation of maintenance of the APZ with the lot owner and not Council.

 


 

Conclusion

 

In summary, this proposal involves the formal closure of an unused portion of Standish Street, Greenwich and subsequent transfer of the that portion to the adjoining Lot Owner.  In turn, the Lot Owner will transfer area B (AT-1) to Council with the Lot Owner to pay Council $18,000.00 for the transaction.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That Council:-

 

1.   Agree to the variation in the Deed in respect of the Road Closure and Voluntary Sale and Acquisition of land in Standish Street, Greenwich;

 

2.   Grant the necessary easement(s)for the existing aerial service wires to meet the requirements of Ausgrid;

 

3.   Agree to compensation payable by the landowner to Council in the amount of $18,000;

 

4.   Enter into a Contract for the sale of Lot 201 and agree to the transfer of Area “B” to Council; and

 

5.   Authority be granted to the Mayor and General Manager to affix the Common Seal to the sale contract and any necessary associated documentation to complete the Deed for the transaction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Dalli

Executive Manager - Corporate Services

Corporate Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1View

Highlighting Proposed Road Closure and Land Swap

 

 

 

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 October 2019

Sustainability Small Grants - Round 18

 

 

Subject:          Sustainability Small Grants - Round 18    

Record No:    SU7580 - 59670/19

Division:         Environmental Services Division

Author(s):      Fiona McCleary 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Applications for Round 18 of the Sustainable Small Grants Program, funded by Councils Sustainability Levy, closed on 30 September 2019. Two (2) applications were received and one (1) project is recommended for immediate funding.

 

Background

 

The purpose of the Sustainability Small Grants Program is to assist in the development of a range of initiatives that are of direct and practical benefit to a sustainable Lane Cove community. Organisations and community groups may apply for a grant of up to $5,000 to implement sustainability projects. Council’s sustainability guiding principle is to ensure that all decisions consider a balance of economic, environmental, cultural and social elements to enhance the quality of life in Lane Cove. The Sustainability Small Grants Selection Criteria (AT-1) is attached.

 

Discussion

 

Following promotion of Round 18 of the Sustainable Small Grants Program a total of two (2) applications were received for funding:-

 

·    Sydney Edible Garden Trail – a ticketed open garden event in March 2020 on the Lower North Shore. Private, school and community gardens are open to promote healthy and sustainable living through growing your own food. Forty gardens are open across seven (7) LGA’s. Eight (8) of these gardens are registered in the Lane Cove LGA. Funding is sought to promote the event, support garden owners and build on the website content. The grant request totals $5,000; and

·    1st Scouts Lane Cove – modifying the existing electric hot water system so it is more energy efficient. A heat pump would decrease the energy required to heat water at the Scouts Hall at Blackman Park. The grant request totals $3,000.

 

Following a review of the applications (AT-2), it is recommended that the one (1) project receive funding from the Small Grants Program:-

 

·    Sydney Edible Garden Trail – the trail provides residents with the opportunity to gain knowledge on how to grow their own food and builds connections with local gardeners. Profits from the event will be directed back to the community via grants to local schools and community gardens.

 

It is recommended Council not fund the following project for the reasons listed below:-

 

·    1st Scouts Lane Cove – The Scouts were granted $4,650 in Round 15 of the Sustainability Small Grants program to install solar panels at the Scout Hall. The panels have been installed however due to extenuating circumstances they are yet to be connected to the grid and as such the economic benefits are not yet measurable. An informed decision can be made on the need to replace the existing electric hot water system once data is available post installation.

 

Budget

 

There is currently $15,000 remaining in the budget for this financial year. Funding of the successful applications totals $5,000.

 

Conclusion

 

It is recommended that funding for Sydney Edible Garden Trail be provided through the

Sustainability Small Grants Program as these projects are deemed to have direct and positive

community-based outcomes and long-term environmental benefits.

 

The 1st Lane Cove Scouts application be re-submitted in March 2020 following evaluation

of the effectiveness of the solar pv installation. 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:-

 

1. Approve the funding from the Sustainability Small Grants Program for the Sydney Edible             Garden Trail to the value of $5,000; and

 

2.  Give Public Notice of the proposed funding under Round 18 of the Sustainability Small             Grants Program, and subject to no objections being received, grant the funds as outlined             above.

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Mason

Executive Manager

Environmental Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1View

Sustainability Small Grants Criteria

6 Pages

 

 

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 October 2019

Annual Financial Statements 2018/2019 - Referred for Audit

 

 

Subject:          Annual Financial Statements 2018/2019 - Referred for Audit    

Record No:    SU740 - 61749/19

Division:         Corporate Services Division

Author(s):      Craig Dalli 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council at it’s meeting of 16 September 2019, resolved to refer the draft 2018/19 Annual Financial Statements for Audit.  It was later noted that the Financial Statements included a number of matters which would have a material impact on the overall financial results.  This Report will therefore recommend rescinding the previous resolution (Minute No 175) and replacing it with this recommendation and the revised Draft Financial Statements at AT-1 of this Report.

 

Background

 

Following the September 2019 Council meeting, it was identified that the Draft Financial Statements did not contain a number of matters which will have a material impact on the overall financial result. Council’s overall financial result remain in surplus. The adjustments that were not included comprised:-

 

·    Writing off the remaining value of the demolished Pool and Grandstand and some other assets disposed of;

·    Adjustments to depreciation;

·    Reclassification of investment properties;

·    Inclusion of Crown Land transferred to Council into our assets; and

·    Other minor matters.

 

In the interim the auditors, Grant Thornton on behalf of Audit Office of NSW have been auditing the revised accounts, with the audited Annual Financial Statements for the year ending 30 June 2019 due to be presented to the November Meeting.

 

Conclusion

 

In order to refer the revised accounts from Audit, it is recommended Council rescind it’s previous resolution and refer the revised accounts for audit.

 


 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That:-

 

1.   Council’s resolution at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 16 September 2019 (Minute No. 175) in relation to referral of the 2018/19 Financial Statements be rescinded.

 

2.   Council refer the revised Draft 2018/19 Annual Financial Statements attached at AT-1 to this Report.

 

In respect to Council’s General Purpose Financial Reports the following statement which is shown at AT-2 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 there under;

·   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; and

·   Accords with Council’s accounting and other records.

We are not aware of matter that would render this Report false or misleading in any way.

 

3.    In respect to Council's Special Purpose Financial Reports, the following statement which is shown at AT-3 be provided for signature by the Mayor, 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.

 

4.  Council's revised Draft Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2019 at AT-1 be referred for audit by Council’s external Auditors.

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Dalli

Executive Manager - Corporate Services

Corporate Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1View

Draft Financial Statements for the Year Ended 30 June 2019

88 Pages

 

AT‑2View

General Purpose Financial Statements - Statement by Councillors and Management

1 Page

 

AT‑3View

Special Purpose Financial Statements - Statement by Councillors and Management

1 Page

 

 

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 October 2019

Proposed Risk Management and Internal Audit Framework

 

 

Subject:          Proposed Risk Management and Internal Audit Framework    

Record No:    SU740 - 61034/19

Division:         Corporate Services Division

Author(s):      Craig Dalli 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The NSW Government has released a discussion paper, A New Risk Management and Internal Audit Framework for Local Councils in NSW (AT-1), that details the proposed new framework which will take effect from March 2021 at the earliest.

 

Council currently operates within the intent of this proposed framework with only minor changes to Internal  Audit Committee name and membership structure to be compliant with the proposed Risk Management and Internal Audit Framework at the commencement date.

 

The Office of Local Government is inviting submissions on the proposed framework by 31 December 2019 should Council wish to provide feedback.  It will be recommended that this report be received and noted.

 

Background

 

In 2008, the Office of Local Government first released Guidelines to encourage councils to establish an Audit Committee, risk framework and internal audit functions. Council at its meeting of 20 April 2009 resolved to establish an Audit Committee in accordance with the Guidelines and the Committee has continued to operate since that time.

 

The NSW Government is now proposing to make it a requirement under the Local Government Act 1993 that each council have an Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee (ARIC). The transitional arrangements built into the Local Government Act are not to come into force until six months after the elections in September 2020. Therefore, councils have until March 2021 to establish their committees.  It is proposed that councils will then have a further 18 months until December 2022, to establish their internal audit function and framework (guided by the Audit Risk and Improvement Committee).  Full compliance is expected by 2026.

 

The NSW Government have been working with key stakeholders and industry experts to develop the regulatory framework that will support the operation of ARICs, and the establishment of a risk management and internal audit function in each council

 

Discussion

 

The discussion paper, A New Risk Management and Internal Audit Framework for Local Councils in NSW details the proposed new framework.

 

There will be nine (9) core requirements including:-

 

1.   Appoint an independent Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee;

2.   Establish a risk management framework consistent with the Australian risk management standards;

3.   Establish an internal audit function mandated by an Internal Audit Charter;

4.   Appoint internal audit personnel and establish reporting lines, (Council’s can establish shared internal audit arrangements);

5.   Develop an agreed internal audit work program;

6.   How to perform and report internal audits;

7.   Undertake ongoing monitoring and reporting;

8.   Establish a quality assurance and improvement program; and

9.   Councils can establish shared internal audits. 

 

At present, Council’s internal audit and risk framework is generally operating within the intent of nine core requirements. For Council to be compliant with the new framework as at March 2021, the following changes will be necessary:-

 

·    Internal Audit Committee’s name be changed to Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee (ARIC); and

·    The committee membership structure to comprise of three to five independent members who are prequalified via the NSW’s Prequalification Scheme; Audit and Risk committee Independent Chairs and Member’s.  Therefore, there will be no Councillor representatives after the current Committee disbands just prior to the September 2020 elections.

 

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The NSW Government implementation timelines for the Risk Management and Internal Audit Framework are as follows:-

 

Timeline                       Action

 

March 2021                 Audit Risk and Improvement Committee established and appointed.

December 2022          Risk Management Framework developed, including appointment of a Risk Management Coordinator.

2024                            Risk Management framework and internal audit function fully implemented throughout Council and operating in compliance with regulatory requirements.

2026                            ARIC’s role expanded to include compliance, fraud control, financial management, governance, integrated planning and reporting, service reviews, performance measurement data and performance improvement in compliance with section 428A.

 

Councils’ current preparations in relation to the implementation timeline are:-

 

·    An Internal Audit committee was initially established in 2009, with the current Committee to continue until the September 2020 election.  Following the elections it is proposed to establish an ARIC under any new legislation by March 2021;

·    An internal Auditor has been employed on a shared service basis with a number of other Councils, with such arrangements provided for in the draft framework;

·    An Internal Audit function and program is fully implemented throughout Council, and operating generally in compliance with regulatory requirements; 

·    An Enterprise Risk Management Framework was adopted in 2000 with Council having Risk Management Coordinator (Manager Risk and Corporate Safety) related position since 2000; and

·    Council’s AIRC functions will expand in accordance with the framework and associated timeframes.

 

Conclusion

 

The NSW Government have been flagging for some time through its Local Government Reform program changes to the Risk Management and Audit Framework which are generally captured within the discussion paper outlined in this report.

 

Council has a long established and mature Audit and Enterprise Risk framework in place, which would require only minor adjustments to comply with the proposed new Framework.  Once the Framework is formally adopted by the NSW Government and legislated, a further report will be presented to Council outlining same and a plan for implementation

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive and note the information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Dalli

Executive Manager - Corporate Services

Corporate Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1View

A New Risk Management and Internal Audit Framework for Local Councils in NSW

10 Pages

 

 

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 October 2019

Lane Cove - Becoming a Dementia-Friendly Community

 

 

Subject:          Lane Cove - Becoming a Dementia-Friendly Community    

Record No:    SU5300 - 61956/19

Division:         Human Services Division

Author(s):      Cate Sinclair 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

A diagnosis of dementia is devasting with significant consequences for that person and those who know them. When someone is given a diagnosis of terminal cancer others show concern and offer support.  Often this is not the case when someone is given a diagnosis of dementia. The slow progression is cruel and debilitating and people can live with dementia for years. A community that understands dementia and shows kindness and support will make a big difference to the quality of life for people living with dementia.

 

To help improve the experiences of people living with dementia in Lane Cove. Council has begun implementing processes to help create a dementia-friendly community where people living with dementia are supported to live a high quality of life with meaning, purpose and value.

 

Background

 

Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia. Statistics indicate that all Australians will be impacted by dementia in some way - through caring for someone, knowing a friend, family member, neighbour, customer or receiving a diagnosis themselves.

 

One of the biggest issues people with dementia face is social isolation, as friends, family and their community struggle to understand how best to communicate with, support and continue to include people living with dementia.

 

Dementia-friendly Communities is an Australian Government funded program administered by Dementia Australia. The program aims to build understanding, awareness and acceptance of dementia in the community. 

 

The program encourages organisations, businesses, community groups and individuals to make practical changes that will have a positive impact on the lives of people living with dementia and their carers. Toolkits and guidelines have been developed for Councils, businesses and community groups to help develop a community where people with dementia feel welcomed and understood. 

 

Discussion

 

Council’s Age-Friendly Advisory Committee has embraced this program, recognising its importance to people with dementia, the community and perhaps their future selves.  Nominations to form a Dementia Friendly Lane Cove Working Group from the Committee were called to support Council staff in progressing this initiative.

 

Becoming a dementia-friendly community helps deliver on Council’s Strategy for an Age-Friendly Lane Cove and Disability Inclusion Action Plan and further demonstrates Council’s commitment to creating an inclusive and accessible community for all.

 

In a dementia-friendly community

 

·    People are aware of and understand dementia;

·    People with dementia continue to have a say in their own lives;

·    Health staff are educated about dementia and treat people living with dementia with respect and empathy;

·    Businesses provide accessible services to people with dementia, including having staff who understand dementia and know how to communicate effectively;

·    Employers provide support for people living with the disabilities of dementia to continue with paid employment;

·    The physical environment enables people with dementia to get out and about safely; and

·    Social groups and organisations are welcoming and inclusive of members with dementia.

 

Whole of community approach

 

The dementia friendly plan uses a whole of community approach and aims to reach people at the individual, social, community groups and business levels to better meet the needs of people living with dementia.

 

Simple examples of how a change in approach can have an impact include:-

·    Being patient in a shop queue;

·    Offering assistance if someone appears disoriented or confused;

·    Allowing extra time for inclusion in a conversation; and

·    Understanding how the environment might be impacting on someone’s ability to focus or engage. Noises, bright lights or busy activity can be challenging for people with dementia.

One way Lane Cove residents, social groups and clubs, businesses and organisations (including Council) can become more aware of the impacts dementia has on the lives of people is to participate in a short on-line Dementia Friends Program run by Dementia Australia. Through the stories of people living with dementia, viewers will be guided through a short module designed to increase understanding of dementia and it’s impacts.  With the understanding gained after seeing the video people will feel more confident to do small everyday things that can make a big difference for someone with dementia. 

 

Continuing the journey

 

The Dementia-Friendly Lane Cove Working Group will:-

 

·    Develop an action plan relevant to the Lane Cove community and seek endorsement from Dementia Australia;

·    Expand its current membership to ensure representation from people with the lived experience of dementia;

·    Progressively build a network of interested organisations, businesses, community groups and individuals who are committed to Lane Cove becoming dementia-friendly;

·    Ultimately promote the working group and associated network as the Lane Cove Dementia-Friendly Community Alliance; and

·    Progressively promote the Dementia-friends program to the local community and encourage individuals and groups to participate in the on-line program or group facilitated sessions.

Conclusion

 

The ‘Dementia-Friendly Lane Cove Working Group’ and will work towards developing a dementia-friendly community, following the guidelines developed by Dementia Australia. 

 

The process will be ongoing. Taking gradual and sustainable steps, guided by an action plan that is relevant to Lane Cove will be important for building community momentum. As part of the implementation strategy it is proposed that Councillors and staff receive Dementia Friends training,

 

By working towards a dementia-friendly community Lane Cove will become a more inclusive community that improves the quality of life of local people living with dementia

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council support the initiative for Lane Cove to become a dementia-friendly community.

 

 

 

 

 

Jane Gornall

Executive Manager - Human Services

Human Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 October 2019

September 2019 Traffic Committee Meeting

 

 

Subject:          September 2019 Traffic Committee Meeting    

Record No:    SU1326 - 60394/19

Division:         Open Space and Urban Services Division

Author(s):      Hassaan Zafar 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting was held on Tuesday, 17 September 2019. The Agenda is included as AT-1. The Traffic Committee recommendations are shown in the Minutes of the Meeting, included as AT-2.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council adopts the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting held on Tuesday, 17 September 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin Terescenko

Executive Manager - Open Space and Urban Services

Open Space and Urban Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1View

Agenda - Traffic Committee - September 2019

23 Pages

 

AT‑2View

Minutes - Traffic Committee - September 2019

12 Pages

 

 

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 October 2019

Pecuniary Interest Returns 2019

 

 

Subject:          Pecuniary Interest Returns 2019    

Record No:    SU3942 - 60045/19

Division:         Corporate Services Division

Author(s):      Simon Cole 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The purpose of this report is to table the Pecuniary Interest Returns of Designated Staff and Councillors as required by the Local Government Act 1993.  This report recommends that Council notes the tabling of these returns.

 

Background

 

The Register of Pecuniary Interest Returns of Designated Staff and Councillors operates as a transparency mechanism to ensure that key decision makers in Council appropriately disclose and manage pecuniary interests in accordance with the requirements of Council’s Model Code of Conduct.

 

The current Model Code of Conduct for Local Councils in NSW, adopted by Council in May 2019, requires that Councillors or designated persons complete and lodge with the General Manager a return disclosing his or her pecuniary interests within three (3) months of:-

·    Becoming a Councillor or designated person;

·    30 June of each year, and

·    Becoming aware of a new interest that must be disclosed in the return.

 

Conclusion

 

All returns for Designated Staff and Councillors in office as at 30 June 2019 have been submitted.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council note the tabling of Pecuniary Interest Returns of Designated Staff and Councillors for the return period 1 July 2018 till 30 June 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Dalli

Executive Manager - Corporate Services

Corporate Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 October 2019

Council Snapshot September 2019

 

 

Subject:          Council Snapshot September 2019    

Record No:    SU220 - 61880/19

Division:         General Managers Unit

Author(s):      Craig Wrightson 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Attached for the information of Councillors is a review of Council’s recent activities. This report provides a summary of the operations of each Division for September 2019.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That the report be received and noted.

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Wrightson

General Manager

General Managers Unit

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1View

Council Snapshot September 2019

48 Pages