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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

18 May 2020 7:00pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.

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Ordinary Council 18 May 2020

Minutes

 

Note: This Meeting was conducted by Video Conference.

 

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

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

 

Councillor Brooks-Horn declared a non-pecuniary conflict of interest that is significant in relation to “Financial Assistance Grants to Community Groups: 2020/2021” as he is on the Board of Sydney Community Services. He indicated he would vacate the meeting and not vote debate or vote on the item.

 

Note Councillor Brooks-Horn declared further non-pecuniary conflicts of interest in respect of Min No. 95. He indicated he would vacate the meeting and not vote debate or vote on the item.

 

Councillor Bennison declared a non-significant conflict of interest in relation item “Financial Assistance Grants to Community Groups 2020/2021” as Councillor representative of Centrehouse Inc, auditor of Longueville Sporting Club and board member on Pottery Gardens. He indicated he would vacate the meeting and not vote debate or vote on the item.

 

Councillor Brent declared a non-pecuniary conflict of interest that is significant in relation to “Financial Assistance Grants to Community Groups: 2020/ 2021” as she is President of Centrehouse Inc. She indicated he would vacate the meeting and not vote debate or vote on the item.

 

Councillor Strassberg declared a non-pecuniary conflict of interest that is significant in relation to “Financial Assistance Grants to Community Groups: 2020/ 2021” as he is the Treasurer of Centrehouse Inc. He indicated he would vacate the meeting and not vote debate or vote on the item.

 

Councillor Palmer declared a non-pecuniary conflict of interest that is not significant in relation to “Financial Assistance Grants to Community Groups: 2021/2021” as her husband is on the Greenwich Sailing Club Committee.  She indicated she would vacate the meeting and not vote debate or vote on the item.

 

Councillor Morris declared a non-pecuniary conflict of interest that is not significant in relation to “Financial Assistance Grants to Community Groups: 2020/2021”  as she is a member of the Lane Cove Concert Band.  She indicated he would vacate the meeting and not vote debate or vote on the item.

 

APOLOGIES 

Apologies be received on behalf of Councillor D. Hutchens.

69

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

The meeting was opened with a prayer by the General Manager.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

The Mayor gave an acknowledgement of Country.

 

WEBCASTING OF COUNCIL MEETING

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

 

PUBLIC FORUM

While attendance at the public forum has been suspended and the meeting conducted online, written addresses were received by Council with a maximum of 500 words.

 

June Heffernan of Lane Cove North and Convenor of the Lane Cove North Resident’s Association regarding the Notices of Motion 

Corinne Fisher of Lane Cove regarding the Notices of Motion 

Sjirk Bangma of Lane Cove and President of the Sustainability Action Group regarding the Notices of Motion 

Jacky Barker of Lane Cove regarding Councillor Zbik Notices of Motion, planning decisions, Kingsford Smith Oval and the Lane Cove Playground Strategy

Paul Mirabelle of Longueville on behalf of the Lane Cove Dog Lovers Association regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Mel Ghiazza of Longueville regarding pedestrian safety at New Street and Kingsford Smith Oval

Alan and Julie Kendrick of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Shaun Fink and Judie-Lyn Huth of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Judy Webb of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Margaret and Stuart Stow of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Elizabeth Ryrie of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Susan Mozell of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Robert Frohlich of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Chris Kanellis of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Anne Mackin of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Brendan Carrigy of Lane Cove North  regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Alison McClymont of Lane Cove North regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Ron Gedeon of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Anne Miller of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Jonathon and Stephanie Kong of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Sue and Tim Aldrich and family of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Maureen Ayre of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Zoe Campbell of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Diana Gedeon of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Claudette Couch of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Lynne Bennett of Lane Cove regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Teagan Kong (Age 13) of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Richard McGrath of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Claire-Louise Mitchell of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Elysia Stow of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Sara Verge of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Lucy Cunial of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Matilda Rowe of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Hal Jones of Greenwich regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Dr Anita Alexander of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Greg Plamondon and Lianne Buck of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Andrew Macintyre of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

A and S Jansen of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Jeff and Paula Briggs of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Marisia Radowski of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Heidi Mason of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Debbie Stewart of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Judy Webb of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Brenton Boswell of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Adrienne Calahan of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Thomas Ryrie of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Gabrielle McGibbon of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Jeffrey Fraser of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Judith Ryrie of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Lauren Kong of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Rachel De Hosson of Lane Cove regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Ben Easaw of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

David Merchant of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

Catherine Bennett of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

David Radford of Longueville regarding Kingsford Smith Oval

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING 20 APRIL 2020 & EXTRAORDINARY MEETING 11 MAY 2020

70

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Strassberg that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 20 April 2020 and Extraordinary meeting held 11 May 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).

 

 

MOTION

A Motion was moved by Councillors Brooks-Horn and Bennison that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 20 April 2020 and Extraordinary meeting held 11 May 2020 be confirmed.

 

Amendment

An Amendment was moved by Councillors Morris and Zbik that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 20 April 2020 and Extraordinary meeting held 11 May 2020  be confirmed subject to Part L, Min No. 68, in the Extraordinary meeting 11 May 2020 being amended to read:

“L. The Minister consider re-exhibition of the amended proposal because of the current climate relating to the pandemic.”

 

Upon being put to the Meeting the Amendment 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).

71

Upon being put to the Meeting the Motion was declared carried.

 

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

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

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

Mayoral Minute - Points of Clarification St Leonards South - Design Charrette Finalisation Decision

72

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

1.    Notes that extensive community consultation was held during the period 2012 – 2020 including:-

a)  exhibition of Master Plan (Dec 2014 – May 2015) with 545 submissions received;

b) exhibition of draft Planning Proposal (Oct 2017 – Jan 2018) with 340 submissions received;

c) a public hearing conducted by the IPC (2019); and

d)  a review by NSW Planning, State Design Review Panel and NSW Government Architect (2019-2020).

2.    Notes that despite the lack of a face-to-face public forum at the Extraordinary Council Meeting held on 11 May 2020, that alternate procedures were in place during the pandemic for the public to make last-minute representations to Councillors by email, phone or video and that 97 submissions were in fact received;

3.    Considers the pandemic was therefore an irrelevant matter for Council’s consideration;

4.    Considers that all relevant facts were taken into account in determining the particular merits of the proposal;

5.    Acknowledges that it is the sole discretion of the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces to determine if the Planning Proposal requires re-exhibition and should he so determine Council is willing to undertake consultation, however, if he determines re-exhibition is not required, the LEP should be made and Gazetted without further delay;

6.    Confirms its intention to create additional open space through the closure of Canberra Avenue South and incorporation into Newlands Park, subject to the appropriate consultation on the closure of Canberra Avenue South, and should the closure proceed, Council seek to rezone the land , RE1 Public Open Space and classify it as Community Land, under the Local Government Act; and

7.    Confirms the 5% reduction in the base FSR proposed in Option 4 in the report, applied across the precinct but did not apply to the floor space bonuses proposed under the LEP to provide community infrastructure (i.e. open space, E-W connections, key worker housing, landscaping, site consolidation and roads).

 

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

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

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Councillor Bennison suggested that a welcome pack be developed and sent to new businesses.

 

Councillor Palmer acknowledged and thanked the Hon Anthony Roberts MP for his assistance in getting the signatures for the terms sheet for the St Leonards Over Rail Plaza project.

 

Councillor Palmer indicated that she wished to clarify that the Bob Campbell Oval project has been included in Council’s 2020/21 Budget as Council has applied for a grant, which has not yet been determined.

 

Notice of Motion - Protecting Council’s Say in Local Planning Matters

 

MOTION

 

A Motion was moved by Councillors Councillors Zbik and Morris that Council:-

 

1.   Write to the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces the Hon Rob Stokes MP and the Premier Gladys Berejiklian to express its opposition to the recent changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act which grant the Minister unprecedented powers to override planning decisions made by local councils;

 

2.   Recognises that planning decisions should be community led and that local councils are best placed to make decisions about planning that is appropriate for their local area and constituents;

 

3.   Seek assurance from the Minister for Planning, Rob Stokes MP, that Council’s ability to conduct due diligence in line with community expectations will not be impeded by the recently announced Planning System Acceleration Program to fast-track assessments of State Significant Developments, rezonings and development applications (DAs), with more decisions to be made by the Minister if required;

 

4.   Advise the Minister for Planning that in order to ensure community confidence in the Program, a plan to promote a high level of community engagement must be included in the additional support the Minister will need to provide to councils and planning panels to fast-track locally and regionally significant Das;

 

5.   Seek confirmation from the Planning Minister that Planning Proposals for amendments to Local Environment Plans (LEPs) currently in progress and/or already before the Department of Planning are finalised before the approvals of “any expanded list of works that may be carried out without the need for planning approval or under the fast-tracked complying development pathway.”;

6.   Alert the Minister for Planning that many of the proposals included in Urban Taskforce’s list of so-called ‘shovel-ready’ projects that “are caught up in any area of the planning system” have already been refused by local councils and/or Local or Regional Planning Panels for valid planning, social or environmental reasons or because of insufficiency of community infrastructure funding needed to maintain liveability standards for the resulting population growth, particularly in green field and brown field sites and targeted population growth areas. (For example, Planning proposal to permit seniors housing and amend height and FSR at 4-18 Northwood Rd, 274 & 274A Longueville Rd, Lane Cove);

 

7.   Advise the Minister for Planning of concerns that the COVID-19 related amendments to the EP&A Act, which allow the Minister “to authorise development to be carried out on land without the need for any approval under the Act or consent from any person” could potentially be applied to developments other than hospitals, ICUs, morgues, or other directly COVID-19 related works, because of the ambiguity of the wording of clause 10.17(5)(b) regarding works "necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of members of the public";

 

8.   Advise the Minister for Planning that the Department of Planning’s directive to councils to no longer publish development applications in local newspapers will disadvantage the elderly and residents who do not have access to the internet. The subsequent advertising loss of revenue will likely also undermine the viability of local newspapers, many of which are already struggling to survive. Directive should only be for the duration of the pandemic or 6 months, whichever is shorter, at which time alternative notification strategies may be considered if necessary;

 

9.   Advise the Minister for Planning that the Department of Planning’s temporary directive to councils that certain documents related to development proposals/applications will no longer be required for physical inspection in their offices disadvantages residents who do not have access to computers and could lead to copyright issues with architects/developers regarding the publication of certain plans; and

 

10. Request that in light of the growing level of complaints from neighbouring residents (including those on compulsory work from home and home schooling arrangements) about ongoing disturbances, the Minister for Planning reconsiders the permission granted to the construction industry to operate every day including public holidays.

 

 

FORESHADOWED  MOTION

A Foreshadowed motion was moved by Councillors Palmer and Brooks-Horn that Council:-

1.  Call for a public hearing in relation to the Planning Proposal lodged by Pathways        for Northwood shops;

2.  Oppose any fast-tracking of development decisions that would undermine Council’s normal planning powers;

3.  Notes its existing policy position that approved DAs should not be required to be        advertised in a local newspaper, due to the unnecessary cost this imposes on        councils; and

4.  Given it has now adopted the e-planning lodgement portal, notes that it may        impose a significant administrative burden on Council to continue to provide the        physical planning documents at the Customer Service counter and at the library

 

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).

 

The Foreshadowed Motion became the Motion.

Procedural Motion

73

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Zbik and Morris that voting on each part of the Notice of Motion - Protecting Council’s Say In Local Planning Matters be voted on Ad Seriatim.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

74

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Brooks-Horn that Council Call for a public hearing in relation to the Planning Proposal lodged by Pathways for Northwood shops.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

75

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Brooks-Horn that Council oppose any fast-tracking of development decisions that would undermine Council’s normal planning powers.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

76

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Brooks-Horn that Council notes its existing policy position that approved DAs should not be required to be advertised in a local newspaper, due to the unnecessary cost this imposes on Councils.

 

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

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

77

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Brooks-Horn that given Council has now adopted the e-planning lodgement portal, notes that it may impose a significant administrative burden on Council to continue to provide the physical planning documents at the Customer Service counter and at the library.

 

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

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

 

Notice of Motion - Supporting Local Business and Occupation Skills Development in the Lane Cove LGA

Procedural Motion

78

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Brent that that voting on each part of the Notice of Motion - Supporting Local Business and Occupation Skills Development in the Lane Cove LGA be voted on Ad Seriatim.

 

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

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

79

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Zbik and Morris that Council include in Ref 24.6 of the Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2020/2021 currently open for public consultation that:-

        ‘A statement of preference be included for tenders over $1million in value, that             where practicable, tenderers are to hire apprentices in the delivery of the tendered             project where a relevant TAFE program or vocational education program exists.             Details of their commitment to and their plan for the use of apprentices to be             submitted with their tender.’

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 5).

Against the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brent and Brooks-Horn (Total 3).

80

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Zbik and Bennison that Council host an education workshop/webinar for local businesses providing education on how Local Government procurement works and how businesses can apply to provide goods and services to Local Government. 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

81

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Zbik and Morris that Council undertake to update its preferred suppliers list by advertising through channels already available to Council (e.g. Email database and social media) that local businesses are invited to apply to be included on Council’s preferred supplier list.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

COVID-19 Update

82

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

1.      The report be received and noted;

2.      Council write to the Prime Minister the Hon Scott Morrison and the relevant Ministers stating that:-

a)      On behalf of our small business community and residents we appreciated the financial and other assistance provided during the COVID-19 pandemic;

b)      On behalf of our Restaurants, Pubs and Cafes that he recommends to the State Government(s) to consider delegating authority to local councils to determine and regulate the number of seats allowed during the next phase of easing restrictions, or the Federal Government be more prescriptive about how many people are allowed according to square meterage rather than just per place and social distancing remain a requirement; and

c)       Council support his call for an inquiry into the cause of the COVID-19 outbreak and investigation by the World Health Organization (WHO).

3.      Council thank the General Manager and staff for their efforts to preserve jobs for Council employees during the crisis via the innovative proposal on the Splinter Award.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Adjournment

83

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Morris and Bennison that the meeting be adjourned until 10.08pm.

 

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 Meeting adjourned at 10.03pm.

 

The Meeting resumed at 10.08pm.

 

Kingsford Smith Oval - Dog Leash Free Use

 

MOTION

 

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

1.      Council indicates its preference for the installation of the automated gates and cameras at Kingsford Smith Oval;

2.      The General Manager write to Hon. Anthony Robert MP, State member for Lane Cove, requesting half the cost of the automated gates, up to $20,000, via the Community building partnership Grants;

3.      Council fund its contribution of the installation of the gates in the 2020/21 budget from the capital works allocated to the Longueville Park Playground upgrade; and

4.      The Hon. Anthony Roberts MP, State member for Lane Cove, be invited to official open the new automated facility once completed.

Procedural Motion

84

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Brent that the Motion be put.

 

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

Against the Motion was Councillor Vissel (Total 1).

 

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Vissel and Morris (Total 4).

Against the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Brent, Strassberg and Zbik (Total 4).

85

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Brent that the matter be deferred to a Councillor Workshop.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Design Review Panel

86

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

1.      Receive and note the Report;

2.      Defer consideration of this item to the June Council meeting; and

3.      Workshop the Design Review Panel’s Terms of Reference and clarify the fee structure prior to its next meeting.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Debt Financing for Infrastructure Projects

87

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

1.      Receive and note the report;

2.      Pursue the use of debt as part of the funding strategy for the proposed new Sports and Recreation Precinct at the Lane Cove Golf Course;

3.      Engage an independent financial adviser/consultant to review the debt financing proposed; and

4.      The report obtained in point 3 above be submitted to the June Council meeting.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

3rd Quarter Review for 2019-2020 Budget

88

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg 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)

3rd Quarter Adjustments

(000’s)

Revised Budget

(000’s)

Expenditure - Operating

$46,241

$214

$185

$205

$46,845

Income - Operating

$46,711

$116

$208

($1,084)

$45,951

Surplus/(Deficit) before

Capital Grants/ Contributions

$470

($98)

$23

($1,289)

($894)

Income - Capital

$14,756

$983

$100

$100

$15,939

Surplus/ (Deficit)

$15,226

$885

$123

($1,189)

$15,045

 

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 Grants to Community Groups 2020/2021


Procedural Motion

89

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Strassberg that the Financial Assistance Grants in relation to and Sydney Community Services, Longueville Sporting Club, Pottery Gardens, Centrehouse Inc, Lane Cove Concert Band and Greenwich Sailing Club Inc be dealt with Ad Seriatim prior to the consideration of the remaining Financial Assistance Grants and subsequent parts of the Recommendation.

 

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 Brooks-Horn left the meeting at 10:47 pm.

90

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

1.   a.    Allocate a Financial Assistance Grant of $261,025 to Sydney Community Services for 2020-21; and

     b.    Negotiate a three-year agreement with Sydney Community Services.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor Brooks-Horn returned to the meeting at 10:47pm.

 

Councillor Bennison left the meeting at 10:48pm.

91

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

2.  Allocate a Financial Assistance Grant of $4,033 to Longueville Sporting Club (Standard Rates and Contributions) for 2020-21.      

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor Bennison returned to the meeting at 10:49pm.

Councillors Brent, Strassberg and Bennison left the meeting at 10:49pm.

92

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

3.  a.  Allocate a Financial Assistance Grant of $65,153 to Centrehouse Inc for 2020-21; and

b.  Agree to extend the Centrehouse (Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios) agreement for another year.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Brooks-Horn, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 5).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillors Brent, Strassberg and Bennison returned to the meeting at 10:51pm.

 

Councillor Morris left the meeting at 10:51pm.

93

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

4.  Allocate a Financial Assistance Grant of $3,098 and a $495 Cultural Venue Performance Hire Grant to Lane Cove Concert Band for 2020-21.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor Morris returned to the meeting at 10:52pm.

Councillor Palmer left the meeting at 10:52pm.

Councillor Strassberg assumed the Chair.

94

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

5.  Allocate a Financial Assistance Grant of $4,000 to Greenwich Sailing Club for 2020-21.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor Palmer returned to the meeting at 10:53pm and resumed the Chair.

 

Councillor Brooks-Horn Councillor Brooks-Horn declared a non pecuniary conflict of interest that is significant in relation to “Financial Assistance Grants to Community Groups: 2020/2021” as he is on the Board of Sydney Community Services which is having discussions with Meeting House and that he is on the Board of Pottery Gardens. He indicated he would vacate the meeting and not vote debate or vote on the item.

 

Councillors Brooks-Horn and Bennison left the meeting at 10:54pm.

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

6.    Council allocate the following Financial Assistance Grants to Community Groups for 2020-21:-

General Grants

 

Delvena Women and Children’s Refuge

5,000

Lane Cove Choristers

2,500

Lane Cove Men’s Shed

8,095

Lane Cove Music

1,150

Lane Cove Swimming Club

2,200

Lane Cove Youth Orchestra

5,161

The Meeting House

35,000

North Shore Rowing Club

9,548

Streetwork Australia

9,600

Taldamunde

7,800

Cultural Venue Performance Hire Grants

Lane Cove Youth Orchestra

4,000

Standard Rates and Contributions

Anzac Ceremony

2,000

Lane Cove Bowling and Recreation Club

6,669

Pottery Gardens Aged Homes

13,724

Birrahlee Kindergarten

5,947

Lane Cove Art Award  

12,000

 

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillors Brooks-Horn and Bennison returned to the meeting at 10:55pm.

96

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

7.  Give Public Notice of the proposed Financial Assistance Grants to Community Groups in accordance with the consultation strategy outlined in this report, and subject to no objections being received Council grant the 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).

 

Procedural Motion

97

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that the meeting be extended a further 20 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).

 

Draft DCP Amendment - 1 Girraween Avenue

98

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

1.     Receive and note the report;

2.     Adopt for the purposes of public exhibition the attached Development Control Plan amendment for the 1 Girraween Avenue and undertake consultation in accordance with the Consultation Strategy in this report: and

3.     Receive a further report on the results of the community consultation.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Outcome of Rezoning Review for 166 Epping Road

99

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Strassberg that Council receive and note this 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).

 

Draft Revised Code of Meeting Practice - Post Consultation

100

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Zbik and Vissel that Council adopt the Amended Draft Code of Meeting Practice dated May 2020 shown attached at AT-1 and the inclusion of a note in respect Clause 10.15  “The mover of the has the right to speak to the before any debate or consideration of the Amendment” and clause 8.4 in relation to Closed Committee being retained.

 

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 Third Quarter Review of the 2019 - 2020 Delivery Program and Operational Plan

101

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Brent that the Third 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 April 2020

102

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 11:12pm

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 15 June 2020, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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