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Agenda

Ordinary Council Meeting

2 December 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 on Monday 2 December 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.

 

Members of the public may address the Council Meeting on any issue for a maximum of 3 minutes during the public forum which is held at the beginning of the meeting. To speak at a public forum you must register your details with Council by 5:00pm on the day of the Council meeting at which you will be speaking.  All persons addressing the Meeting must speak to the Chair. Speakers and Councillors will not enter into general debate or ask questions.

 

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Please note meetings held in the Council Chambers are recorded on tape for the purposes of verifying the accuracy of minutes and the tapes are not disclosed to any third party under the Government Information (Public Access)  Act 2009, except as allowed under section 18(1) or section 19(1) of the PPIP Act, or where Council is compelled to do so by court order, warrant or subpoena or by any other legislation.

 

 

 


Ordinary Council 2 December 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 - 18 NOVEMBER 2019

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

2.       Mayoral Minute - St Leonards South Update December 2019

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Officer Reports for Determination

 

3.       Draft Community Participation Plan - Post Exhibition

 

4.       Community Wellbeing Report 2019

 

5.       Excellence In Customer Service Delivery Award

 

6.       Lane Cove Becoming a Dementia Friendly Community

 

7.       Finalisation of the Review of Ward Boundaries

 

8.       Delegation of Authority During Christmas Recess

 

9.       November 2019 Traffic Committee Meeting  

 

 

 

 

           


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 2 December 2019

Mayoral Minute - St Leonards South Update December 2019

 

 

Subject:          Mayoral Minute - St Leonards South Update December 2019    

Record No:    SU5943 - 69992/19

Division:         Lane Cove Council

Author(s):      Councillor Pam Palmer 

 

 

Background

 

Council placed its draft Planning Proposal for St Leonards South (‘SLS’) on exhibition from 30th October 2017.

 

Council subsequently deferred finalisation of its draft Planning Proposal in February 2018 given the imminent release of the State Government’s plan for the greater St Leonards/Crows Nest precinct, titled the St Leonards and Crows Nest 2036 Plan (‘2036 Plan’).

 

The 2036 Plan inter alia recommended referral of the SLS Plan to the Independent Planning Commission (‘IPC’) for review.  The IPC’s report was released in July 2019.

 

Council resolved at its August Meeting to write to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment requesting that it lead a strategic review based on the IPC’s findings.

 

Discussion

 

Strategic Review

 

At its October Meeting, Council noted that the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment was developing the Terms of Reference and the Timetable for its strategic review. The Terms of Reference were finalised and a Charette (where experts were gathered to review the scheme) was conducted on 11 November, 2019.  Council has not received the outcome from the Review at this time.

 

As I have outlined previously, once the Review is complete, depending on the scale of change, community consultation would then be undertaken. Given the proximity to Christmas, I believe even if the Review outcome is received prior to Christmas, it would be best for Council to delay its consideration to 2020. With this in mind, subject to receipt of the report I propose to call an Extraordinary Council Meeting in early February 2020 to consider the Review’s findings.

 

Evaluation of Planning Proposals

 

The review by the Sydney North Planning Panel of the two developer-led Planning Proposals within the area was undertaken on Wednesday 6 November 2019. At the time of writing no decision has been published by the SNPP at this stage.  Further information is available on the Planning Proposals section of Council’s website.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That:-

 

1.    The Mayoral Minute be received and noted; and

 

2.   The proposed timing for consideration of the outcome of the Strategic Review be endorsed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Councillor Pam Palmer

Mayor

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

            


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 2 December 2019

Draft Community Participation Plan - Post Exhibition

 

 

Subject:          Draft Community Participation Plan - Post Exhibition     

Record No:    SU7359 - 68004/19

Division:         Environmental Services Division

Author(s):      Lara Fusco 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The purpose of this report is to outline the results of the community consultation for the Lane Cove Community Participation Plan (CPP) that allows Council to make a final determination.

 

The adopted CPP will outline the principles that Council will follow in undertaking community engagement and consultation for planning functions and inform the community on timeframes to participate in the planning system. The CPP also combines with Council’s existing community engagement policies in order to comply with legislation for relevant planning functions.

 

The CPP was publicly exhibited for 6 weeks from 3 October 2019 to 13 November 2019. A total of seven (7) submissions were received.

 

Having regard to the comments, concerns and issues raised by the public submissions, modifications have been made to the exhibited CPP. These amendments (see AT-1) are recommended for adoption by Council. Accordingly, it is also recommended that Council submit the amended CPP to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) to be finalised and published on the e-planning portal website by 3 December 2019.

 

Background

 

As part of the amendments to the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the EP&A Act), all planning authorities are to prepare a Community Participation Plan. The CPP must address both strategic planning and development assessment functions of Council, outlining how and when it will engage the community across all planning functions.

 

Under Section 2.21 of the EP&A Act, Council’s relevant planning functions include:-

 

·    Planning instrument functions under Part 3;

·    Development consent functions under Part 4;

·    Environmental impact assessment functions under Division 5.1 if an environmental impact statement is required;

·    State significant infrastructure approval under Division 5.2;

·    Contribution plan functions under Part 7; and

·    Any other function under the Act prescribed by the regulations.

 

Council’s draft CPP exceeds the minimum requirements for public exhibition periods for plan making functions and development applications. Other provisions relating to submissions, extended exhibition over the Christmas/New Year period, and notification of decisions are also outlined in the document. 

 

The draft CPP is also consistent with Council’s adopted Community Engagement Policy (see AT-2) and Notification of Development Applications Policy (see AT-3).

 

The Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 requires the CPP to be made before 1 December 2019. Consequently, the Draft CPP is required to have been exhibited, adopted by Council, and published on the NSW Planning Portal before 1 December 2019. Notwithstanding, Council has been granted an extension until 3 December 2019 to submit the CPP to the DPIE. The final CPP will be uploaded to the e-planning portal website.

 

Public exhibition

 

The consultation period was conducted from Thursday 3 October 2019 to Wednesday 13 November 2019, in accordance with planning regulations and Council’s Consultation Strategy, and included the following:-

·    Advertisement in the North Shore Times (Thursday 3 October 2018);

·    E-newsletter distributed to over 6,000+ (approximately) registered residents;

·    Notification Letters sent to the adjoining Local Government Areas (City of Ryde Council, Hunters Hill Council, North Sydney Council, Willoughby Council), and DPIE;

·    Online exhibition on Council’s website;

·    Online exhibition via Council’s social media platforms;

·    Hard copy documents for viewing at Council’s Civic Centre, and Lane Cove & Greenwich Libraries; and

·    Staff also attended the Rotary Fair on 13 October 2019 to display the Plan and answer questions.

 

A total of 7 written submissions were received from the public with one in favour of the proposal and six raising issues in relation to the Plan. A summary of submissions is attached to this report (see AT-4).

The key issues raised that are relevant to CPP included: - community engagement; notification and exhibition timeframes; and policy approaches.

Consultation with Government Agencies

One written submission from the City of Ryde Council has been received in support of the document. The City of Ryde Council raised no objection to the Draft Community Participation Plan and ‘considers the document to be easily understood and well suited to its purpose.’ This has been noted.

 

Amendments

The submissions identified minor errors with the Plan’s content which required correction including:-

·    Two definitions of terms not found under specified headings; 

·    the minimum exhibition period for reclassification of land; and

·    the notification time for complying development.

The above comments have been noted by Council. Accordingly, the draft CPP has been amended to remove drafting errors regarding definitions and notification for complying development. The CPP also correctly reflects the minimum exhibition timeframe for the reclassification of land, in accordance with the legislation, which is 28 days. Other minor refinements were made to the Plan based on a review of other Council’s Draft CPPs.

 

Discussion

 

A summary of the main relevant issues of concern raised in the public submissions is included below, followed by a staff comment.

 

1.   Community engagement

Four (4) of the submissions raised concern with regards to reinforcing the value of community stakeholder ship in planning, and that Council should collaborate more extensively and more frequently to engage with the community to ensure that their views be incorporated meaningfully into development assessment and plan making applications. A revision to Council’s existing community engagement practices was suggested to encourage those who do not usually participate in the planning process by improving opportunities for community engagement through differing methods.

 

Comment:

The intent of the draft CPP is to provide a clear, succinct, central document that outlines what Council and the community’s roles and responsibilities in the planning process, and to increase transparency in planning decision making.  Council uses a range of methods to engage the community in the planning process consistent with its overall Community Engagement Policy (CEP) which includes a methods matrix dependent on the matters being considered.

 

Council contacts residents and relevant stakeholders to ensure they are able to make a submission and participate via postal mail, the e-newsletter, LCC website advertisements, social media posts, and advertisements in the North Shore Times (which is distributed via post and accessible online) should they wish. For development applications and exhibition of strategic planning proposals and polices, hard copies of plans and documents are made available at Lane Cove Council office, and at the Lane Cove and Greenwich libraries. New innovative consultation methods to engage a wider range of people will also be considered and used when appropriate.

 

The draft CPP is also part of Council’s ongoing commitment to collaboratively engage and consult with the Lane Cove community, as shown through extended periods of notification for a number of planning functions. Council is committed to continue working with the community on a diverse number of land use proposals and development assessment applications.

 

2.   Notification and exhibition timeframes

 

Three (3) of the submissions raised concern with regard to extending the periods of notification for large scale development applications. 

 

It was also stated that early notice of intent for larger proposed development and plan making proposals should be provided to the community, as information contained in reports may be technical and require additional time to understand.

 

Comment:

Council’s exhibition periods for planning functions exceeds the legislative requirements by two weeks (approximately), and an extended notification period is provided over the Christmas/New Year break to provide all stakeholders with additional opportunity to comment on development applications and planning proposals in this period. Early notice for larger scale developments may not be possible, however Council will consider matters on their merits at the appropriate time.

3.   Policy approaches/implications

 

Three (3) of the submissions raised concern with regards to the failures of Council’s existing community engagement policies and inconsistencies with Council’s notification procedures.

 

It was also stated that the draft CPP lacks detail regarding how the community can participate and does not include relevant documents that are referenced in it such as Council’s Community Engagement Policy (CEP) and Council’s Submissions Guidelines.

 

Comment:

There has not been a CPP document prior to the exhibition of this draft per se, however Council has used the CEP and Notification of Development Applications Policy (NoDAP) to communicate and promote community engagement, notification of development applications and submission guidelines.

 

Notwithstanding, the purpose of the draft CPP is to provide a clear framework for understanding Council and stakeholder roles and responsibilities for making or proposing development applications and plan making functions.

 

Council’s existing notification procedures are contained within our Notification of Development Applications policy and have been applied consistently within the CPP, identifying the timeframes for notification and exhibition across all plan making and development assessment functions.

 

The final CPP is not intended to repeat or supersede Council’s Community Engagement Policy (CEP) or (NoDAP), but rather reference them within the CPP. These relevant documents are stated in the CPP and are located and readily accessible on Council's website.

 

The principles contained in Section 3 of the Plan are consistent with the principles and approaches used in both existing policies. Timeframes for each type of development are set out in Section 4 of the draft CPP with opportunities afforded to members of the Lane Cove Community should they wish to participate in the planning process. Section 5 of the draft Plan clearly states how the community can participate and engage in the planning process by making a submission. It also specifies what Council will do when it undertakes community engagement.

 

Conclusion

 

The draft CPP has regard to the principles of Section 2.23(2) of the EP&A Act and is consistent with the requirements of the Act, DPIE Guidelines, and Council’s existing community engagement and notification policies. 

 

Several issues were raised by the submissions and these have been discussed above and incorporated in the draft CPP where appropriate. The final draft plan has now been amended to incorporate these comments where relevant. Other responses have been provided in the Submissions Summary document.

 

It is recommended that Council support the amended Plan and forward the final Plan to the DPIE which will be uploaded to the e-planning portal website for the 3 December 2019 deadline.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:-

 

1.   Receive and note the report;

 

2.   Adopt the final amended Community Participation Plan attached at AT-1; and

 

3.   The Community Participation Plan be forwarded to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Mason

Executive Manager

Environmental Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1View

Final Community Participation Plan

16 Pages

Available Electronically

AT‑2View

Adopted Community Engagement Policy

9 Pages

Available Electronically

AT‑3View

Adopted Notification of Development Applications Policy

4 Pages

Available Electronically

AT‑4View

Submissions summary

9 Pages

Available Electronically

 

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 2 December 2019

Community Wellbeing Report 2019

 

 

Subject:          Community Wellbeing Report 2019    

Record No:    SU5061 - 66169/19

Division:         Human Services Division

Author(s):      Cate Sinclair 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Since 2014, Council has undertaken a Community Wellbeing survey which facilitates an approach to measure and understand the factors and complexities involved in determining the wellbeing of the community.  It helps Council understand current trends and social issues in Lane Cove and by repeating the same survey every two years these issues and trends can be tracked over time.  Surveys have been conducted in 2015, 2017 and now in 2019. It is recommended that the report be received and noted.

 

Background

 

Council developed a Community Wellbeing Survey in 2014 to collect data regarding the overall ‘health’ of Lane Cove to supplement Council’s existing data collection through the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework. 

 

Discussion

 

Some general comparisons between the 2015, 2017 and 2019 surveys are listed below:

 

CSP Objective: Our Society

 

·    Over the years there has been a continuing decrease in the proportion of respondents who would call on their neighbour for help or assistance

·    While overall levels of civic and political engagement have remained stable, people have increasingly participated in online discussion and in an environmental or animal welfare groups

·    There is a small increase in the proportion of respondents who think Lane Cove is suitable for singles

 

 

CSP Objective: Our Built Environment

 

·    The large decrease in the proportion of residents who agree that they expect to be able to afford to stay in Lane Cove the next time they move has been sustained in 2019

·    The proportion of people who rate the roads as a lot or a bit less safe has decreased, returning to close to 2015 levels

 

 

CSP Objective: Our Natural Environment

 

·    There has been a continuing increase in the proportion of respondents very concerned about environmental sustainability

·    People have increasingly reported doing actions to contribute to environmental sustainability

 


 

CSP Objective: Our Council

 

·    There is a continuing small increase in the proportion of people who strongly agree or agree that the work of Council provides value to the community

 

The Report is available at AT-3 and an infographic highlights some of the most salient statistics, AT-1.  Council is now in a position to review statistically significant changes over the past 6 years, AT-2.

 

The full report and infographic will be available on Council’s website and hard copies will be provided in the foyer of the Civic Centre and in the Library

 

Conclusion

 

The Community Wellbeing project has provided Council with a comprehensive and holistic tool to measure the level of wellbeing in the community.  It will help Council keep in touch with Lane Cove Cove’s changing community sentiments when they are happening to inform Council’s responses to the different factors that contribute to wellbeing.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That the report be received and noted.

 

 

 

 

 

Jane Gornall

Executive Manager - Human Services

Human Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1View

Community Wellbeing Infographic

2 Pages

 

AT‑2View

Community Wellbeing Survey -Comparision Document 2015-2019

6 Pages

 

AT‑3View

Lane Cove Community Wellbeing Report

45 Pages

Available Electronically

 

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 2 December 2019

Excellence In Customer Service Delivery Award

 

 

Subject:          Excellence In Customer Service Delivery Award     

Record No:    SU7697 - 70387/19

Division:         Corporate Services Division

Author(s):      Jessica Quilty 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council recently entered a submission for the 2019 National Local Government Customer Service Awards in the category of Innovation in Customer Experience and Excellence in Service Delivery. This year’s awards attracted the highest number of entries in the Award's history. Council is pleased to advise that it received an award of Highly Commendable in Innovation in Customer Experience and Excellence in Service Delivery award category.  

 

Discussion

 

In the previous 12 months Council has implemented several reviews with the objective of becoming customer centric and improving service delivery. The outcome of these reviews has seen the implementation of the below:-

 

·    Customer Journey Mapping;

·    Customer Experience Strategy;

·    Customer Feedback Kiosks;

·    Social Media Presence; and

·    New After Hours Call Centre Services.

 

In June 2019, Council entered a submission for the 2019 National Local Government Customer Service Awards in the category of Innovation in Customer Experience and Excellence in Service Delivery. The purpose of this submission was to gain national recognition and showcase Council’s achievements to other Councils across Australia.

 

The Awards were announced in October 2019. Given the number of entries this year, Council was pleased to receive an award of Highly Commendable.

 

Conclusion

 

Council received an award of Highly Commendable in the category of Innovation in Customer Experience and Excellence in Service Delivery in the recent 2019 National Local Government Customer Service Awards.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That the report be received and noted.

 

 

 

Jessica Quilty

Acting Executive Manager

Corporate Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 2 December 2019

Lane Cove Becoming a Dementia Friendly Community

 

 

Subject:          Lane Cove Becoming a Dementia Friendly Community    

Record No:    SU5300 - 70394/19

Division:         Human Services Division

Author(s):      Cate Sinclair 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council considered a report at its October meeting in relation to Lane Cove becoming a dementia-friendly community, which will be a more inclusive community that improves the quality of life of local people living with dementia. The report was deferred for a workshop with Councillors and is now resubmitted for consideration.

 

Background

 

Council considered a report, Lane Cove - Becoming a Dementia-Friendly Community (AT-1), and resolved:-

 

“That the matter be deferred to a Council Workshop and include how this will integrate within Council’s existing Advisory Committee structure”.

 

Discussion

 

The proposed Committee structure was discussed at Council’s November Workshop. The Working Group will not be a separate Committee of Council, rather Council’s Age-Friendly Advisory Committee has embraced this program, recognising its importance to people with dementia, the community and perhaps their future selves.  Council Officers asked for support to work on this project and several members of the Advisory Committee volunteered their expertise and a Dementia Friendly Working Group was formed to support Council staff in progressing this initiative.

 

Under direction of Council Officers the Dementia-Friendly Working Group will:-

 

·    Provide input into developing 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; and

·    Progressively build a network of interested organisations, businesses, community groups and individuals wishing to become dementia-friendly through the on-line Dementia Australia website or through presentations by Council Officers.

 

Conclusion

 

The ‘Dementia-Friendly 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.

 

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 the report be received and noted

 

 

 

 

 

Jane Gornall

Executive Manager - Human Services

Human Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1View

Becoming a Dementia Friendly Community

3 Pages

 

 

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 2 December 2019

Finalisation of the Review of Ward Boundaries

 

 

Subject:          Finalisation of the Review of Ward Boundaries     

Record No:    SU821 - 70552/19

Division:         Corporate Services Division

Author(s):      Jessica Quilty 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The purpose of this report is to outline the results of the community consultation on the proposed review of ward boundaries. Council is required under the Local Government Act to monitor and review Ward Boundaries to ensure the number of electors in the respective wards does not vary by greater than 10%. Due to the growth and development which has occurred throughout Lane Cove in recent years, there is a significant variation in the number of electors in each of the wards.

This report summarises, the results of the public consultation that took place over a six (6) week period. Two (2) submissions were received in relation to the proposed boundaries. One submission was in support of the proposal and the other had a question whether school zones would be affected. Therefore, this report proposes the revised new Ward Boundaries attached (AT-1) to this report be endorsed by Council.

 

Background

 

Under Section 211 of the Local Government Act 1993 (“The Act”), councils are required to review their wards and alter them if “the number of electors in one ward in its area differs by more than 10% from the number of electors in any other ward in its area.”

 

Given the 10% variance in the number of electors between wards remains more than 12 months after the current term of office of Council commenced, i.e. in September 2017, Council is now required under Section 211 of the Act to review Ward Boundaries as soon as practicable, with the NSW Electoral Commission setting a December 2019 deadline for the review. 

 

Council considered a report on changes to the Ward boundaries at its September, 2019 meeting and resolved:-

 

“1.  The information be noted;

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

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

 

Discussion

 

Information supplied by the NSWEC as at 27 June 2019 showed that enrolments in respect of the Lane Cove Council Wards have gradually increased as a result of the development activity in the area, with the number of electors in West Ward as at 27 June 2019 exceeding the number of electors in Central Ward by 18.9%. As a result of the proposed revised Ward Boundaries as illustrated at AT-1 to the report, the number of electors in each ward based on enrollments as at 27 June 2019 are as follows:-


 

 

Ward

Current Number of Electors

Variation

Proposal Number of Electors

 

Variation

West

9413

Highest

8360

3.9%

Central

7630

18.9%

8683

Highest

East

8102

13.9%

8102

6.7%

TOTAL

25,145

 

25,145

 


The revised Ward Boundaries were placed on public exhibition for six (6) weeks from 3rd October to 14th November 2019. The consultation strategy involved the following:-

·    Public exhibitions at the Civic Centre and Libraries;

·    A website exhibition; and

·    An advertisement in the North Shore Times.

 

A total of two (2) submissions were received in relation in relation to the proposed boundaries. One submission was in support of the proposed changes and the other had a question around whether school zones are affected. The submitter was advised that school zones are not affected.

 

Conclusion

 

The proposed changes to the Ward boundaries follow a logical layout. With ongoing development in the Local Government Area and the requirement to maintain the number of electors in one ward over another by 10%, Council will need to continually monitor and review ward boundaries.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That:-

1.    Council adopt the proposed Ward boundary adjustment shown as attached at AT-1; and

2.    The revised ward boundary adjustment be submitted to the NSW Electoral             Commissioner and Australian Bureau of Statistics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica Quilty

Acting Executive Manager

Corporate Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1View

Map Ward Boundary Adjustment Proposal

2 Pages

 

 

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 2 December 2019

Delegation of Authority During Christmas Recess

 

 

Subject:          Delegation of Authority During Christmas Recess    

Record No:    SU5070 - 70451/19

Division:         Corporate Services Division

Author(s):      Jessica Quilty 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

In past years it has been Council’s practice to delegate authority to a Committee comprising of the Mayor and the General Manager to deal with urgent matters arising during the Christmas recess.  In such cases, Council’s policies are applied and if no such policies exist, due caution is exercised.

 

Discussion

 

It is the normal practice to grant authority to the Mayor and General Manager to determine any matters which may arise during the Christmas recess, which is consistent with s226 of the Local Government Act, “to exercise, in cases of necessity, the policy-making functions of the governing body of the council between meetings of the council.”

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That subject to the provisions of Section 377 of the Local Government Act, 1993, Council appoint a Committee comprising of the Mayor and the General Manager, or in their absence a delegate of the Mayor and/or the person acting as General Manager, to deal with and determine, urgent matters arising during the Council recess until 17 February 2020, in such cases applying Council’s policies, or where no such policies exist, exercising due caution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica Quilty

Acting Executive Manager

Corporate Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 2 December 2019

November 2019 Traffic Committee Meeting

 

 

Subject:          November 2019 Traffic Committee Meeting    

Record No:    SU1326 - 70696/19

Division:         Open Space and Urban Services Division

Author(s):      Hassaan Zafar 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting was held on Tuesday, 19 November 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, 19 November 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin Terescenko

Executive Manager - Open Space and Urban Services

Open Space and Urban Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1View

Agenda - Traffic Committee - November 2019

8 Pages

 

AT‑2View

Minutes - Traffic Committee - November 2019

9 Pages