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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

17 February 2020, 7pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.

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Ordinary Council 17 February 2020

Minutes

 

PRESENT: Councillor P. Palmer (Chair), Councillor S. Bennison, Councillor K. Brent, Councillor D. Brooks-Horn, Councillor K. Morris, Councillor D. Strassberg, Councillor F. Vissel and Councillor A. Zbik.

 

ALSO PRESENT: General Manager, Acting Executive Manager – Corporate Services, Executive Manager – Environmental Services, Executive Manager – Open Space & Urban Services, Executive Manager – Human Services, Coordinator – Strategic Planning and Manager – Governance.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

 

Councillor Palmer declared a non-pecuniary conflict of interest that is not significant in relation to the ‘Hunters Hill, Lane Cove, Parramatta, Ryde, Bushfire Risk Management Committee - Bush Fire Risk Management Plan - 5 Year Plan -  Adoption’ as she is the chair of Bushfire Risk Management Committee. She indicated she would debate and vote on the matter.

 

Councillor Bennison declared a non-pecuniary conflict of interest that is not significant in relation to the ‘Notice Of Motion - Waste To Energy Project’ as one of his clients referred him to the provider.  He indicated he would debate and vote on the matter.

 

APOLOGIES  

Apologies be received on behalf of Councillor D. Hutchens.

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RESOLVED on the motion of Brooks - Horn that the apology be accepted and leave of absence be granted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS

Pursuant to section 10A(4), the public were invited to make representations to the council meeting before any part of the meeting is closed, as to whether that part of the meeting should be closed to consider:

 

MAYORAL MINUTE - Senior Staff Matter

 

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

 

No members of the public made representations.

 

CLOSED COMMITTEE

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

1.      Resolve into Closed Committee to consider the business identified above.

2.      Pursuant to section 10A(1)-(3) of the Local Government Act 1993, the media and public be excluded from the meeting on the basis that the business to be considered is classified confidential under the provisions of section 10A(2) as outlined above.

3.      The correspondence and reports relevant to the subject business be withheld from access to the media and public as required by section 11(2) of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

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

 

Adjournment

9

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Bennison that that upon resuming open session that Council be adjourned until 7.00pm

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

RESUMPTION

Open Council resumed at 7:00 pm.  The public and media were invited into the chamber.

 

MAYORAL MINUTE – SENIOR STAFF MATTER

 

CONFIDENTIAL ITEM

The Mayor read the Recommendation of Closed Committee.

 

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

1.    The General Manager be offered a new five-year contract under the existing terms        and conditions and the Mayor be delegated authority to execute the contract.

2.    A formal salary review be conducted in May 2021.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

WEBCASTING OF COUNCIL MEETING

The Mayor advised those present that the Meeting was being webcast.

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Brent that Standing Orders be suspended and that members of the public who wish to address Council be allowed to do so for a maximum of three minutes.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

PUBLIC FORUM

Katina Sweeting of Lane Cove in relation to  Lane Cove North Traffic Study.

Paul Mirabelle of Longueville in relation to changes to Kingsford Smith Oval.

Brendan Hood of Riverview in relation to changes at Kingsford Smith Oval.

Maureen Martin of Lane Cove North in relation to Lane Cove North Traffic Study. 

Edward Shields of Lane Cove in relation to changes at Kingsford Smith Oval.

Robert Frohlich of Longueville in relation to Kingsford Smith Oval.

Irving Warren of Lane Cove in relation to  Kingsford Smith Oval.

Merri Southwood of Greenwich in relation to St Leonards South.

William Baldwin of Longueville in relation to Kingsford Smith oval.

Chris Alidenes in relation to notice of motion  - waste to energy.                 

Bridget Kennedy of Lane Cove in relation to the notice of motion  - waste to energy.

June Hefferan of Lane Cover North in relation to the Lane Cove North Traffic Study.

Susan Mozell of Kenneth St Longueville in relation to Kingsford Smith Oval

Jon Johannsen of Lane Cove in relation to the Lane Cove North Traffic Study.       

Garth Brown of Longueville in relation to Kingsford Smith Oval.

Chris Murphy of  Lane Cove North in relation to the Lane Cove North Traffic Study.

Don Murchison of Lane Cove in relation to the Ferry timetable changes and Bush Fire Risk Management Plan - 5 Year Plan.

Lyn McLoughlin of Lane Cove in relation to Living Labs.

Ros Noone of Lane Cove on behalf of the Sustainability Action Group on the notice of motion  - waste to energy.

Diana Dimarino in relation to Kingsford Smith oval.

Anita Jubian of St Leonards in relation to St Leonards South.

Arlette Jubian of St Leonards in relation to St Leonards South.       

Councillor Scott Bennison left the meeting, the time being 08:07 PM

Councillor Karola  Brent left the meeting, the time being 08:07 PM

Councillor Karola  Brent returned to the meeting, the time being 08:09 PM

Councillor Scott Bennison returned to the meeting, the time being 08:10 PM

Tom Lawson of  in relation to new ferry timetables.

Ann Proudfoot of Lane Cove in relation to Lane Cove North Traffic Study.  

Norma Stuart of Longueville in relation to Living Labs.

Jacky Barker of Lane Cove in relation to Kingsford Smith Oval, storms and affected residents, and Living Labs.    

David Astridge of Greenwich  on St Leonards South.

Shauna Forrest in relation to the notice of motion  - waste to energy.

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Brooks-Horn that Standing Orders be resumed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 2 DECEMBER 2019 & EXTRAORDINARY MEETING 3 FEBUARY 2020

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horne and Strassberg that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 2 December 2019 & Extraordinary meeting  3 February 2020 be received.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Brooks-Horne that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 2 December 2019 & Extraordinary meeting  3 February 2020 be confirmed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

Mayoral Minute - Proposed Changes to Ferry Services

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer that Council receive and note the report.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Palmer that Standing Orders be suspended to allow for a short video presentation on the waste to energy project.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

 

 

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Palmer that Standing Orders be resumed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Notices of Motion

 

Notice of Motion - Waste to Energy Project

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Motion

A Motion was moved by Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that:-

1.       Council seek meetings with the following Ministers to explore this initiative including possible funding for a demonstration project

a.            The Hon. Angus Taylor – Minister for Energy and Emission Reduction.

b.            The Hon Matt Kean – Minister for Energy and Environment; and

2.           A further report be submitted to Council on the outcome of the meeting.

 

FORESHADOWED MOTION

A Foreshadowed Motion was moved by Councillors Zbik and Vissel that:-

  1. Council write to EGEL Pty Limited seeking further information as follows:

a) What Government Grants has the company previously applied for?

b) Were any Government Grant applications successful? (If not, what feedback was provided for the grant application not being successful?).

c) The response from EGEL is circulated to all Councillors

2.     A report be prepared and presented to Council about the feasibility of Council pursuing waste to energy technologies and partnerships and how this fits in with Councils Community Strategic Plan.

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Upon being put to the meeting the motion was declared carried.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

The Foreshadowed Motion lapsed.

 

Matter of Urgency

 

Councillors Vissel indicated that she wished to move a matter of urgency in relation to Kingsford Smith Oval.

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

Motion

A Motion was moved by Councillors Vissel and Morris that Council consult with the community on the Kingsford Smith Oval changes before the chicanes are implemented, including the option of having a flag system whereby the gates are locked when the red flag is displayed (no dogs) and when the orange flag is displayed the gate is open (dogs on leash) but when the oval is not being used for sports practice/sports matches and the grounds keeper is not working  then the gates are to be shut and dogs are permitted on the oval.

 

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

 

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

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

 

Officer Reports for Determination

 

Lane Cove North Traffic Study

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

 

1.         The report be received and noted;

 

2.         Subject to consultation with affected residents and approval of the Traffic Committee, Council to implement a raised median to restrict right turn from Elizabeth Parade into Centennial Avenue. The raised median is to be implemented to coincide with the upgrade of Mowbray Road/Centennial Avenue intersection. The raised median is to address the right turn crashes at the intersection;

 

3.         Council continue to liaise with TfNSW to gain approval for a pedestrian refuge mid-block of Centennial Avenue.

 

4.         The existing speed limit of 50km/h remain unchanged in local streets east of Centennial Avenue and Council to continue to monitor traffic speeds and volumes;

 

5.         Council to liaise with TfNSW to identify any opportunities that may allow the introduction of a right turn from Mowbray Road West into Pacific Highway;

 

6.         The current right turn restriction remain at the Epping Road/Centennial Avenue intersection (north approach);

 

7.         Subject to approval of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee and consultation with affected residents, install speed humps or chicanes in the locations outlined in AT-3;

 

8.         To address safety concerns associated with the corner cutting behaviour, a splitter island be installed on the Kurri Street approach to the intersection shown in AT-4;

 

9.         Subject to Traffic Committee approval and community consultation, Council implement a raised platform on Parklands Avenue as per the concept design in AT-5;

 

10.       Council monitor the demand for bus services in the Mowbray Road precinct and lobby the NSW Government for additional bus services if necessary;and

 

11.       Subject to Traffic Committee approval, implement ‘No Stopping’ zones and double centrelines around the bends of Kullah Parade and Gordon Crescent.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor Scott Bennison left the meeting, the time being 09:31 pm.

Councillor Scott Bennison returned to the meeting, the time being 09:32 pm.

 

Matter of Urgency

 

Councillors Vissel indicated that she wished to move a matter of urgency in relation to the finalisation of the St Leonards South Masterplan.

 

The Mayor declared the item not to be a Matter of Urgency.

 

Councillor David Brooks-Horn left the meeting, the time being 09:39 pm.

 

New Park at 552 Mowbray Road Park - Results of Community Consutlation

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

1.    Council received and note the report; and

     2.    Council adopt the Concept Plan for the pocket park at 552 Mowbray Road and                 commence construction.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor David Brooks-Horn returned to the meeting, the time being 09:45 pm.

 

Amended Code of Meeting Practice

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

1.    Council adopt for the purpose of public exhibition, the Draft Code of Meeting    Practice subject to the following amendments:

 

4.1         Add “on any item or subject that a resident wishes to raise” at the end of the                first sentence. 

9.2     (A) add “at that meeting” at the end of point (a)

  2.  Council undertake community consultation for a period of six (6) weeks as                        per the consultation strategy outlined in the report; and

  3.  Following the exhibition period, the Draft Code of Meeting Practice, together            with a report on any submissions received and any proposed amendments, be      considered at the Council meeting to be held 20 April 2020.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Community Gift Card - Love Where You Shop - 12 Month Update

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

1.   Council note and receive the Report;

2.     Council extend the Community Gift Card – Love Where You Shop campaign for a further 12 months, with a further report to be submitted in 12 months’ time on the performance of the program.

3.     A report be brought to Council outline all the costs that Council has incurred to date estimated costs for the next year and a list of all the retailer that are participating in the program.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Financial Assistance to Regional NSW Impacted By Drought Conditions

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Strassberg that Council receive and note the report.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Hunters Hill, Lane Cove, Parramatta, Ryde, Bushfire Risk Management Committee - Bush Fire Risk Management Plan - 5 Year Plan -  Adoption

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer that:-

1.       The report be received and noted; and

 

2.       Council forward all submissions to Fire & Rescue NSW for consideration in the finalisation of the BFRMP by the BFMC.

 

3.       That prior to finalisation, the General Manager seek and provide a submission      from Aboriginal Corporations that provide Cultural (Cool) burnings and information      from the NSW Environmental Trust with respect to possible funding.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

January 2020 Traffic Committee Meeting

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

1.     Council adopts the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic committee Meeting held on 21 January 2020 with the exception of items Y1 and Y3.

 

2.     Items Y1 and Y3 be deferred until Council has considered a report on the parking requirements for the new Mindarie Park.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Quarter Review for 2019 - 2020 Budget

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brent that the 2019 -2020 Budget be varied as follows:-

 

Original Budget

(000’s)

1st Quarter Adjustments

(000’s)

2nd Quarter Adjustments

(000’s)

Revised Budget

(000’s)

Expenditure - Operating

$46,241

$214

$185

$46,640

Income - Operating

$61,467

$1,099

$208

$62,774

Surplus/ (Deficit)

$15,226

$885

$23

 $16,134

Surplus/(Deficit) before

Capital Grants/Contributions

$470

($98)

$23

$395

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Living Labs

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

1.     Council receive and note this report;

 

2.     Council endorse the Living Labs research study plot; and

 

3.     In consideration of possible impacts of non-indigenous plants, Council requests that the study partners evaluate alternative sites, possibly by separating the test shrubs from the test trees so that a smaller footprint is required

 

4.      Council request an annual report on the findings of the study from the University of Western Sydney

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

The 2nd Quarter Review of the 2019 - 2020 Delivery Program and Operational Plan

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Brent that the 2nd Quarter Review of the 2019 – 20  Delivery Program and Operational Plan be received and noted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

 

 

Council Snapshot January 2020

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Brent that the report be received and noted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement - Initial Feedback from Greater Sydney Commission

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Brent that Council grant the General Manager delegation to amend the Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement as stated in AT-1, for submission to the Assurance Panel Review.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 10:09pm

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 16 March 2020, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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