Logo Watermark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda

Ordinary Council Meeting

21 September 2020

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

not interested in any business recommended to be considered in

Closed Session or there is no such business, Council will ordinarily

  commence consideration of all other business at 7pm.

 

LC_WebBanner


 

Notice of Meeting

 

Dear Councillors

 

Notice is given of the Ordinary Council Meeting, to be held in the Council Chambers on Monday 21 September 2020 commencing at 7.00 PM. 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.

 

Council uses the online video conferencing platform Zoom for the Public Forum. A link to the video conference, which will include all Councillors attending the online Council meeting, will be made available for community members to participate. All speakers wishing to participate in the public forum must register by using the online form no later than midnight, on the day prior to the meeting (i.e. Sunday 20 September) and a Zoom meeting link will be emailed to the provided email address. Please note that the time limit of three minutes per address still applies so please make sure your submission meets this criteria. Alternatively, members of the public can still submit their written address via email to service@lanecove.nsw.gov.au. Written addresses are to be received by Council no later than midnight, on the day prior to the meeting. (500 words maximum).

 

If you do not understand any part of the information given above; require assistance to participate in the meeting due to a disability; or wish to obtain information in relation to Council, please contact Council’s Executive Manager – Corporate Services on (02) 9911 3550.

 

Please note meetings when 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 21 September 2020

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 (online) on any issue for 3 minutes.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

1.      ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 17 AUGUST 2020

 

Orders Of The Day  

 

Notices of Motion

 

2.       Notice of Motion - Lane Cove Market Square Car Park Indication Signs

 

3.       Notice of Motion - River Road West/ Longueville Road/ Northwood Road Intersection

 

4.       Notice of Motion - St Leonards South Development Control Plan

 

Officer Reports for Determination

 

5.       Election of Deputy Mayor and Councillor Representation on Council & External Committees for 2020 - 2021

 

6.       Petition for Public Lap Swimming in the Newly Developed Outdoor Pool

 

7.       Proposed Public Art Project in Birdwood Lane

 

8.       Renewal of Temporary Alcohol Free Zones for New Years Eve

 

9.       Alcohol Free Zones in Parks &  Reserves , Lane Cove Plaza & Canopy and St Leonards Central Business District

 

10.     Planning Proposal St Leonards Over-Rail Plaza - Post Exhibition

 

11.     1 Girraween Avenue DCP Amendment – Post-Consultation Report

 

12.     Waste, Recycling & Green Waste Collection & Recycling Tender

 

13.     2020 Local Government NSW Annual Conference Motions

 

14.     Council Snapshot August 2020  

                 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 September 2020

Notice of Motion - Lane Cove Market Square Car Park Indication Signs

 

 

Subject:          Notice of Motion - Lane Cove Market Square Car Park Indication Signs    

Record No:    SU5079 - 54534/20

Division:         Lane Cove Council

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

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Lane Cove Market Square Car Park opened close to 10 years ago.  The 321 Car Parks transformed Lane Cove from a sleepy village into a vibrant shopping village.  The car park quickly became the first choice in parking in the Lane Cove village.

The Car Park has a number of indicators showing the spaces available on the outside of the building in Austin Street, Sera Street and at the entrance.  The indicators have not been accurate since the opening.  One sign has displayed a constant “FULL” for years, another is blank and others have displayed in accurate remaining amounts.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the General Manager investigate a new car park management system, including light indicators over car spots, accurate indicator signage and report back to Council with costs, designs, timeline for installation with a view to funding the works in the 2021/22 Budget.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Councillor David Brooks-Horn

Councillor

 

 

 

Councillor Scott Bennison

Councillor

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 September 2020

Notice of Motion - River Road West/ Longueville Road/ Northwood Road Intersection

 

 

Subject:          Notice of Motion - River Road West/ Longueville Road/ Northwood Road Intersection    

Record No:    SU7380 - 54547/20

Division:         Lane Cove Council

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

 

 

At the July 2020 Council meeting Stage 1 upgrade of the intersection at River Road West/Longueville Road/Northwood was approved. This will allow a right hand turn from Longueville Road into River Road West and a right hand turn from Northwood road into Longueville. The latter change improves the traffic safety at a junction that is at present confusing for drivers and has been the cause of many accidents. 

This will not however address the congestion issue that arises at both the Blaxland corner intersection and the Kenneth Street intersection during peak times. Traffic congestion will also increase significantly once the Pathways Aged Care development is completed.

Council is working on a concept to solve this congestion issue in a “Stage 2” for the intersection by building an extra lane from the Kenneth street intersection to join with River Road West that will enable two lanes of traffic flowing into River Road West at all times.  To complete “Stage 2” additional funding will be required, and public consultation will need to take place. To determine the cost with a view to seeking State Government assistance, we propose that Council undertake more detailed design.

Note from General Manager

Based on the outcome of the recent Tender for Stage 1, there are sufficient funds within Council’s existing Budget to cover detailed design work for Stage 2. There is no overlap in the works between Stage 1 and Stage 2, therefore there is no additional cost in staging.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That Council:-

1.    Undertake detailed design of Stage 2 of the intersection upgrade at River Road West/Longueville Road/Northwood to solve congestion issues; and

2.    Contact the State Member for Lane Cove the Hon Anthony Roberts MP to seek additional funding.

 

 

 

 

 

Councillor David Brooks-Horn

Councillor

 

 

 

Councillor Scott Bennison

Councillor

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 September 2020

Notice of Motion - St Leonards South Development Control Plan

 

 

Subject:          Notice of Motion - St Leonards South Development Control Plan    

Record No:    SU5943 - 54700/20

Division:         Lane Cove Council

Author(s):      Councillor Francis Vissel; Councillor Andrew Zbik; Councillor Katherine Morris 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The proposed Development Control Plan (DCP) for St. Leonard’s South (SLS) will be coming to the Council Meeting on 19 October 2020.  Three years ago the draft DCP was included in the exhibition of the St. Leonards South Master Plan.

 

Since then Council at its Extraordinary Council meeting of 11 May 2020, amended its SLS Planning Proposal and resolved to reduce dwelling numbers by 17% by reducing overall storeys numbers on key sites and increasing some and commensurately reducing the overall Floor Space Ratio (FSR).

 

Counter to that resolution of Council, the Department of Planning has shown in the St. Leonards Crows Nest 2036 Plan that it is possible to fit additional storeys due to the height allowances for plant over-run and the sloping SLS site.

 

Given that there is uncertainty around how many storeys can be developed within the height controls of Council’s LEP, it is critical that the DCP ensures that the number of storeys that can be developed will not exceed the number of storeys approved in Council’s resolution.

Under the circumstances, we have received requests from members of our community for Council to give them an extended opportunity to view the final draft of the DCP before it is formally approved.

 

By publishing the draft DCP two weeks early, stakeholders may be able provide more informed input which may assist to strengthen the controls in the DCP.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That Council publish the Draft St Leonard’s South Development Control Plan on Council’s website in the hot topics section for two weeks prior to the Ordinary Council Meeting scheduled for 19th October 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Councillor Francis Vissel

Councillor

 

 

 

Councillor Andrew Zbik

Councillor

 

 

 

Councillor Katherine Morris

Councillor

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

   


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 September 2020

Election of Deputy Mayor and Councillor Representation on Council & External Committees for 2020 - 2021

 

 

Subject:          Election of Deputy Mayor and Councillor Representation on Council & External Committees for 2020 - 2021     

Record No:    SU868 - 52391/20

Division:         Corporate Services Division

Author(s):      Jessica Quilty 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

At the Ordinary Council meeting held on 16 September 2019 the Mayoral and Deputy Mayoral positions were elected and Councillor representation on Council Committees and External Organisations was confirmed for a further one-year term.

 

On 12 June 2020, the Minister has announced the postponement of local government elections due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The elections will now be held on 4 September 2021. Councillors will continue to hold their civic offices until council elections are held.  

 

For the twelve-month term concluding in September 2021 this report seeks:- 

 

1.         To facilitate the election of the Deputy Mayor for a one-year term,

 

2.         Council endorsement of the current Community members on Advisory Committees

 

3.         Council endorsement of the representation by Councillors on Council Committees and External organisations.

 

Background

 

On 11 June 2020, the Hon. Shelley Hancock MP, Minister for Local Government announced under section 318B of the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act) that local government elections will be postponed and held on Saturday, 4 September 2021.

 

This follows a request by NSW Electoral Commissioner to postpone all elections to ensure the health and safety of candidates, voters and NSW Electoral Commission staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Continuation of Mayoral Term

 

Under section 230(1) of the Act, Mayoral elections conducted by Councillors hold office for two years.   As Council’s Mayoral position was elected in 2019, the Mayor will continue in the position for the full two-year term to September 2021.   This was confirmed by the Office of Local Government in Circular 20-25 issued on 29 June 2020. 

 

However, section 231 of the Local Government Act 1993 permits the position of Deputy Mayor to be elected for a shorter term.   As this position was elected for a term of 12 months, it will be necessary for Council to elect a Deputy Mayor for the remaining 12-month period.  

 

Circular 20-25 also noted that Councils will not be required to hold by-elections to fill vacancies during the period to September 2021.

 

 

The Deputy Mayoral Election

 

Councillors have been provided nomination forms for the position of Deputy Mayor for the next 12 months.  Nominations must be handed to the Returning Officer, Mr Craig Wrightson, General Manager, prior to the commencement of the Ordinary Council Meeting on 21 September 2020. 

 

Clause 2, Schedule 7, of the Local Government (General) Regulation (2005) provides that nominations for Deputy Mayor must be in writing signed by at least two (2) Councillors, one of whom may be the nominee. The nominee must consent in writing to the nomination and the Returning Officer will announce at the meeting the names of all nominees.

 

Schedule 7, of the Local Government (General) Regulation (2005) provides that f more than one Councillor is nominated, the Council is to resolve whether the election is to proceed by preferential ballot, by ordinary ballot (secret ballot) or by open voting (show of hands):Cl.3.

 

Councillor Representatives on Advisory and External Committees  

 

An annual audit was conducted of those Advisory Committees who community representatives appointed in February 2018, or thereafter.  The purpose of the audit is to enable Governance to monitor compliance with each of the respective Advisory Committee Charters on behalf of Council. The audit is primarily concerned with the numbers of meetings held, attendances, committee composition and if there is a need to fill vacancies.     

 

Overall high level of attendance and participation by Community Representatives in Advisory Committee meetings has been observed since September 2019 and relatively low vacancy rates on committees.  

 

Councillor Appointments to Advisory Committees

 

As noted in the Resolution of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 16 September 2020, while the Mayor may ex-officio be a member of all Council’s Advisory Committees, all Councillors may attend any Advisory Committee meeting.  Councillors nominated as representatives on Community Advisory Committees may arrange an alternate Councillor to attend as required.

 

The current status of Council’s Committees and External Organisations is as follows:-

 

Age Friendly Advisory Committee

 

Established in July 2014 to provide advice and assistance to Council on the implementation of the Age Friendly Action Plan including prioritisation and awareness of strategies and initiatives.  The Committee meets at least bi-monthly after hours. The Committees Charter allows for twelve (12) Community Representatives, four (4) alternate Community Representatives and two (2) Councillors (alternates allowed). As noted that while the Mayor may ex-officio be a member of all Council’s Advisory Committees, Councillors may attend any Advisory Committee meeting.  Councillor nominated as representatives on Community Advisory Committees may arrange an alternate Councillor to attend as required.

 

 

Current Representation:     One (1) Councillor, being Clr Strassberg, plus one (1) alternate, being Clr Morris.

 

 

Bushland Management Advisory Committee

 

Commenced in the 1980’s to discuss bushland management issues, monitor implementation of the Bushland Plan of Management and provide advice and recommendations on bushland management within the LGA. Committee meets monthly on a Wednesday at 6:00pm in the Committee Room.  The Charter for the Committee provides for four (4) Community Representatives, one (1) Wildlife Representative, three (3) representatives of the Lane Cove Bushland and Conservation Society, one (1) member from an active Bushcare Group and one
(1) Councillor.  Alternates are permitted.

 

Current Representation:     One (1) Councillor, being Clr Vissel, plus one (1) alternate, being Councillor Strassberg.

 

 

Carisbrook Advisory Committee

 

Carisbrook is the oldest surviving house in its area, purchased in 1969. The House and Gardens are managed and maintained by Council, and the Lane Cove Historical Society manages the furnishing and showing of the House. The Committee includes one (1) Councillor and assists in setting the direction and to provide advice and recommendations on Carisbrook House. The Committee meets every 6 weeks on Wednesdays at 9.30am in the Human Services Committee Room.

 

Current Representation:     One (1) Councillor, being Clr Vissel.  

 

Council Selection Committee

 

This Committee considers nominations and provides recommendations to the General Manager for Council's Citizenship Awards, Australia Day Awards, community appointments to Council’s Advisory Committees, tenders, grants, and other awards as arising. The Meetings are held as required during Council Workshops on 2nd Monday of the month. All Councillors and the General Manager are members.

 

Current Representation:     All Councillors and the General Manager.

 

Internal Audit Committee

 

Provides independent assurance and assistance to Council on risk management, control, governance, and external accountability responsibilities. The role of the Committee is also to provide advice and recommendations to the General Manager on business functions and processes subjected to an internal audit. The DLG Guidelines recommend that the Mayor not be the Councillor representative on this Committee. There are two (2) independent representatives on the Committee and one (1) Councillor. The Committee meets quarterly at Council, on a Thursday at 2.30pm.

 

Current Representation:     One (1) Councillor, being Clr Zbik, plus one (1) alternate, being Clr Bennison.

 

Lane Cove Access and Inclusion Committee

 

Formed to increase and promote general awareness of access, mobility and safety issues in the community, this Committee oversees implementation of advice and recommendations to the Disability Inclusion Action Plan.  Meeting are held on the last Wednesday of every second month at 10am.  The Charter allows for up to eight (8) Community Representatives, up to five (5) Service Provider Representatives, one (1) Councillor and appropriate staff as determined by the General Manager.

 

Current Representation:     One (1) Councillor, being Clr Zbik.

 

Lane Cove Bicycle Advisory Committee

 

This Committee provides advice, recommendations on bicycle issues, facilities and significant input into the development of the Lane Cove Bicycle Plan and meets quarterly in the Committee Room at 6pm.  The Committee’s Charter provides for seven (7) Community Representatives, up to three (3) Business Representatives, a Roads and Maritime Services Representative, one (1) Councillor (and one (1) alternate Councillor) and appropriate staff from the Traffic and Transport Section as determined by the General Manager.

 

Current Representation:     One (1) Councillor, being Clr Zbik, plus one (1) alternate, being Clr Strassberg.

 

Lane Cove Festival Committee

 

This Committee advises and assists Council on the formulation, planning, development, promotion and implementation of a program of celebrations and activities within Lane Cove.  The Committee meets from February to August and also in October on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6pm in the Committee Room. The Committee’s Charter provides for up to twelve (12) community representatives, three (3) Councillors and appropriate staff as determined by the General Manager.

 

Current Representation:     One (1) Councillor being Clr Brent, plus one (1) alternate, being Clr Morris.

 

Lane Cove Literary Awards

 

This Committee was established to organise the annual Lane Cove Literary Awards competition. The competition normally opens in May and closes in August, with the awards ceremony in November. The Charter for the Committee provides for up to three (3) Councillors and appropriate staff as determined by the General Manager and meets as and when required.

 

Current Representation:     Two (2) Councillors, being Clrs Brent and Palmer.

 

 

Lane Cove Public Art Advisory Committee

 

This Committee is tasked with providing advice, critique, and comment on the ongoing development, guidance, and implementation of the Lane Cove Council Public Art Policy in relation to public art projects valued above $75,000. The Committee’s Charter provides for seven (7) community representatives, four (4) Councillors and appropriate staff as determined by the General Manager.  Currently the Committee’s Charter is under review.

 

Current Representation:     One (1) Councillor, being Clr Brent, plus one (1) alternate, being Clr Morris.

 

 

Publications Editorial Committee

 

This Committee of three (3) Councillors provides advice to the General Manager on the draft Quarterly Newsletter to the community and any other relevant publications. The Committee meets on an as required basis in the Committee Room in the Civic Centre at 6pm prior to Council Meetings.

 

Current Representation:     Three (3) Councillors, being the Mayor and Clrs Bennison and Morris,  plus one (1) alternate, being Clr Brent.

 

Lane Cove Recreation Precinct Advisory Committee

 

This Committee’s charter allows for five (5) community representatives with three (3) having an interest in sports to be accommodated at the facility and (2) having an interest in town planning, urban design and/or architecture. The community representatives on the Committee are:- 

Lynne Spencer (Sport), Greg Dwyer (Sport) and Vivienne Albin (Town planning, urban design and/or architecture), Barry Watkin and Alan Moss.

 

It is noted the Charter for this Committee also provides for two (2) representatives of the Country Club (currently Barry Watkin and Alan Moss).

 

Vacancies – One (1) with an interest in sports to be accommodated at the facility and one (1) with an interest in town planning, urban design and/or architecture.

 

Sustainability Advisory Committee

 

This committee provides advice on the formulation, prioritisation and implementation of strategies and initiatives to achieve sustainability as primarily set out in the Sustainability Action Plan. Meetings are held five (5) times a year on a Wednesday at 6pm in the Council Chambers.  The Committee’s Charter allows for five (5) community representatives plus one (1) youth representative or an additional community representative, two (2) local business representatives, one (1) Lane Cove Bushland Management Advisory Committee representative and up to three (3) Councillors.

 

Current Representation:     One (1) Councillor, being Clr Strassberg plus one (1) alternate, being Clr Vissel.

 

Councillor Appointments to External Organisations

 

Centrehouse Management Committee

 

Centrehouse is a not-for-profit community art and leisure centre offering leisure learning for the community, including various courses for children to adults and facilities for hire. The Management Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at Centrehouse at 5.30pm. As this is an external Committee, the role of the Committee is governed by Centrehouse with one (1) Councillor being appointed.

 

Current Representation:     One (1) Councillor, being Clr Bennison.

 

Sydney North Planning Panel (SNPP)

 

The Sydney North Planning Panel determines Development Applications for the following types of development:-

•     Development with a Capital Investment Value (CIV) over $30 million;

•     Development with a CIV over $5 million which is, council related; lodged by or on behalf of the Crown (State of NSW); private infrastructure and community facilities.

•     Development with a CIV between $10 million and $30 million which are referred to the regional panel by the applicant after 120 days.

 

Two (2) Council representatives are appointed by Council, at least one (1) Council representative is required to have expertise in planning, architecture, heritage, the environment, urban design, land economics, traffic and transport, law, engineering or tourism. As this is an external Committee, the role of the Committee is governed by the NSW State Government.

 

Current Representation:     Two (2) expert members, Ms Deborah Sutherland and Mr Eugene Sarich, as appointed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 18 June 2018, with Ms Vivienne Albin as the alternate Lane Cove SNPP representative.   No Councillors act as representatives on this Panel.

 

Lane Cove Retirement Units Association Ltd Board

 

Council purchased land in Central Avenue in 1966 for the development of units and transferred the land to the Association in 1994. The Association, a company limited by Guarantee, seeks to provide suitable accommodation for aged persons capable of independent living, and manages the land and buildings at Pottery Gardens. The Board meets six (6) times a year on a Tuesday at 6.45pm. As this is an external Committee the role of the Committee is governed by the Lane Cove Retirement Units Association, whose constitution provides for two (2) Councillor representatives.

 

Current Representation:     Two (2) Councillors, being Clrs Bennison and Brooks-Horn

 

Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils – (NSROC)

 

NSROC is a voluntary group of Northern Sydney Councils who have joined together on policy advocacy for the region, professional development of staff, shared service delivery and joint procurement. The Board of the organisation meets quarterly at 6:00pm on the second Thursday of February, May, September and November at a rotating venue between member Councils.

 

Current Representation:     The Mayor and one (1) Councillor, being Clr Strassberg, plus two (2) alternates, being Clrs Bennison and Brent.

 

NSW Public Libraries Association (Inc.)

 

The NSW Public Libraries Association (NSW PLA) is the peak body that represents the interests and development of public libraries in metropolitan New South Wales. The Association was established to ensure resource sharing programs, and for exchanging ideas. The Association meets quarterly on a Friday at alternate venues. As this is an external Committee, the role of the Association is governed by the constitution of the NSW PLA.

 

Current Representation:     One (1) Councillor, being Clr Vissel plus one (1) alternate being Clr Morris. 

 

Shorelink Committee

 

The Shorelink Library Network was established in 1983 when five (5), now three (3), participating councils signed a Deed of Agreement. This Committee discusses the Shorelink Library Network and comprises of a Councillor, an alternate and Manager – Library Services. Membership includes Lane Cove, Mosman and North Sydney Council’s, with Willoughby and Northern Beaches (Manly) having withdrawn in June 2018. This Committee meets 10:00am every 3rd Tuesday of each month at Council. As this is an external Committee, the role of the Committee is governed by Shorelink.

 

Current Representation:     One (1) Councillor, being Clr Vissel plus one (1) alternate being Clr Morris.

 

Parramatta / Ryde / Hunters Hill / Lane Cove District Bushfire Committee

 

This Committee was established to meet the requirements of the Rural Fires Act in minimising the impact of bushfires on the community and approves priorities and locations for hazard reduction works. Representatives are from the four (4) Councils, National Parks and Wildlife Service, NSW Police Service, TollAust and Fire and Rescue NSW.  The Committee meets quarterly at the Lane Cove Fire Station, Artarmon at 10am on a Thursday.

 

Current Representation:     One (1) Councillor, being the Mayor, Councillor Palmer.

Conclusion

 

Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic the above Community Advisory Committees have shown resilience and continued commitment to providing advice and input to Council decision-making.  

 

The level of meeting attendances is generally good demonstrates agility with online meetings. There are low vacancy rates.  It is therefore recommended that Council maintain existing Advisory Committee representation until the end of this Council term in September 2021.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That:-

1.   Council conduct the Election for the Deputy Mayor for the next 12 months;

2.   If two (2) or more nominations are received for Deputy Mayor, Council resolve to proceed by open voting;

3.   Council maintain existing Councillor representation and membership of the Advisory Committees until the end of the Council term in September 2021.

4.   It be noted that the Mayor is an ex-officio on all Council Advisory Committees any available Councillor may attend Internal Advisory Committees; and

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica Quilty

Acting Executive Manager

Corporate Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 September 2020

Petition for Public Lap Swimming in the Newly Developed Outdoor Pool

 

 

Subject:          Petition for Public Lap Swimming in the Newly Developed Outdoor Pool    

Record No:    SU7365 - 51910/20

Division:         Human Services Division

Author(s):      Jane Gornall 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council has received a petition with 358 signatures calling for a minimum of 4 x 50 metre public lap swimming lanes to be always available, except when there are School Carnivals and Saturday Morning Swim Club. The head petitioner cites the fact that other ‘nearby council pools provide greater access for public lap swimming’.

 

The petition calls for “A minimum of 4 public lap swimming lanes that are 50 m at all times, excluding when there is Saturday morning Swimming Club and School Carnivals.” A copy of the petition has been separately sent to Councillors.  A copy of the letter attached to the petition is attached (AT-1). It is recommended that a minimum of three lanes be set aside for lap swimming, a booking system be introduced in peak times and additional capacity for lap swimming me made available by the operator, Bluefit, by demand managing the remaining lanes.

 

Background

 

Council will open its new 50 metre outdoor pool from 3 October 2020.  In line with Council’s other sporting and recreational facilities it is expected that the new pool will be heavily used by all members of the Lane Cove community – including families for fun swimming; lap swimmers, schools for carnivals and for learn to swim activities, the Lane Cove Swim Club and its squads.  As with most of our facilities they are used in the majority by Lane Cove residents and ratepayers who all pay to access the facilities.

 

One of the issues that the pool (indoor and outdoor) has always had is managing the competing demands for use.  This demand – pre COVID 19 was exacerbated by the closure of the outdoor pool in December 2018 and the pressure that this has placed on the indoor pool.

 

The pools at Lane Cove have become increasingly busy, with usage of just under 600,000 in 2010 to 724,394 in 2019 pre-COVID and the closure of the outdoor pool. 

 

The head petitioner cites “The dominance of private squads, swimming lessons and swimming groups (i.e. Aquarobics) at the Lane Cove pool has meant that access to public swimming lanes has become increasingly difficult over the last few years. “

 

The predominate swimming squad at Lane Cove is the Lane Cove Swim Club who have been active at the pool since the original pool complex opened in 1961. They are private only in the sense that they pay a squad fee and also a Swim Club fee. While the squad is mostly for younger people there is also a small adult squad.  Squad membership is open to all, as is the Swim Club membership.  Bluefit provide the coaches for the Swim Club. 

 

The aquarobics attendees are also members of the community who attend for their physical and mental health and also have a right to use of the pool. This growing group has had their numbers capped to ensure other users of the pool have access to the area.  This is also not a private group – but rather a group fitness exercise class which is open to all in the community.

 

One of the critical factors in the use of the pools is that many swimmers want to use the pools at the same peak times – 5.30 am to 8.30 in the morning and then 3.30 to 6.00pm in the evening.  This is the time that lap swimmers wish to swim before or after work and this is also the time that the squads also train before and after school hours.

 

The situation is likely to be further exacerbated with the closure of the North Sydney pool for redevelopment.  The impact will be that some users of that facility will come to swim at Lane Cove – but most will return to North Sydney at the end of the rebuild, 2 plus years.

 

It is envisaged that many carnivals will relocate to Lane Cove during the rebuild – although the effects of COVID-19 might decrease the numbers depending on the restrictions that will apply to school and community sports programs.

 

The other aspect of use currently is that even though the indoor pool has reopened for swimming – the numbers are still significantly lower than pre-COVID, as many, including the elderly are still hesitant to utilise public facilities.  In the new COVID times it will be interesting to see when and if the numbers return to their previous levels.

 

With many people working from home it will also be of interest to see if the ‘peak’ times for lap swimmers changes as they may use their swimming time as a break in the middle of the day – thus reducing the ‘peak’ hour issues.  Traditionally there has been low numbers at the pools – both indoor and outdoor in the middle of the day.

 

The petition while having 358 “local swimmers” as noted in the letter accompanying the petition has a significant number of non-Lane Cove people as signatories. Signatories come not only from greater Sydney but also from interstate. 

 

Discussion

 

All community sporting and recreational facilities need to manage/balance the needs of its community. The Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre is no different to other entities.

 

The introduction of a new or newly replaced facility allows Council the opportunity to review and rethink the existing arrangements.  COVID-19 has also changed the ways in which the facilities and services are accessed.

 

The opening of the new 50 metre outdoor pool in October will bring some new challenges in this time of COVID and also the closure of the North Sydney pool for rebuilding.

 

Discussions have been held with Bluefit as to the best way forward with the lap swimming lane allocation, especially in these changing times.

 

Each pool across Sydney has their own way of allocating lanes – some of which will be on a historical basis and some are operational.  Drummoyne for example doesn’t have any 50 metre lap swimming in the afternoons, but rather 25 metre lap swimming and the rest of the pool is used for water polo.  This also means that they have a smaller squad overall as the squad cannot train in the afternoon relieving the pressure on the lanes.  

 

Leichhardt has more lap swimming lanes available as they have a diving pool which they also use for squads.

 

Pymble has a 6 lane 50 metre pool, with three lanes for squads and three for recreational swimmers.

This Report recommends that a minimum of three lanes always be available for lap swimming – except during School carnivals and Saturday Morning Swim Club.

 

It is also suggested that a booking system operated by Bluefit be in place for the ‘peak’ hours of -

Monday to Friday 5.30 am – 8.30 am and also in the afternoon 3.30 pm – 6.00 pm.

 

This would provide certainty to lap swimmers that a lane space would be available for them and would also allow Bluefit to cap lap swimmers to a maximum of 6 swimmers per lane.

 

If the lanes are not full, Bluefit will allow non-booked people to swim in the appropriate lane. They will also demand manage additional lane allocation to balance between Squads and lap swimmers on a daily basis, providing additional capacity for lap swimmers when available.

 

The booking system will allow Council and Bluefit to monitor the use of the pool and also determine what lane capability there should be going forward.

 

There would be no booking system in place at other times unless this becomes necessary. Bluefit currently count how many people are using the lane/s which will continue in the future.

 

An assessment of the efficacy of the booking system will be made at the end of the Summer season and again after the closure of the North Sydney pool if that hasn’t occurred by the end of Summer 2020.

 

An issue of concern would be if four lanes were provided but not used to capacity it will be very difficult to remove the fourth lane, it will be easier to add an additional lane or an additional lane in some timeslots if required.

 

The booking would be initially for 45 minutes – with the time to be reviewed on regular basis.

 

The figures for the lane usage will be in included in Bluefit’s monthly report which is included in the Snapshot report.

 

Conclusion

 

The introduction of a booking system for the 50 metre outdoor pool will not only provide lap swimmers with certainty about lane availability – but will also allow Bluefit do demand manage the remaining capacity in the pool and evaluate the use of the new pool.  This over time will allow for changes if required to the way that the lanes operate and will ensure flexibility going forward for all.

 

Usage patterns do change over time so a need for regular review in line with demand. This review would be carried out by Council in conjunction with Bluefit based on actual data of usage reported.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That Council:

1.   Requests Bluefit to introduce a booking system for the 50m outdoor pool in the periods - Monday to Friday 5.30 am – 8.30 am and also in the afternoon 3.30 pm – 6.00 pm.

2.   Requests Bluefit to set aside three lanes in the 50m pool for lap swimming, with the remaining lanes to be demand managed in order to provide additional capacity for lap swimming when available.

3.   A further report be submitted to Council after the end of the Summer swimming season to ascertain if any further changes are to be made.

4.   The head petitioner be notified

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jane Gornall

Executive Manager - Human Services

Human Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1View

Petition Letter for Public Lap Swimming Lanes

2 Pages

 

 

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 September 2020

Proposed Public Art Project in Birdwood Lane

 

 

Subject:          Proposed Public Art Project in Birdwood Lane    

Record No:    SU2509 - 52097/20

Division:         Human Services Division

Author(s):      Jane Gornall 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The Canopy has brought a new and vivid space to the heart of Lane Cove. The area that was once an at grade and unremarkable carpark has blossomed into a very inviting and active community space.

 

Unfortunately, it has also exposed the back of the shops/properties that front Birdwood Lane to more visibility. In the past these back of shops were barely noticed by passersby – but now they are on full view.  One of the ways to clean-up the backs of these premises until they are redeveloped sometime in the future is by the introduction of public art works on these properties.

 

To this end, it is suggested that a Village Public Art Program be conducted in this area. The process would be that property owners are invited to nominate their sites; MOU executed to participate, Public Art selected, Council approve of funding, and works undertaken. 

 

This Report recommends that Council invite all the property owners whose property backs on to Birdwood Lane and has a solid blank wall or which has uninviting driveways to be part of the project. It is intended that Council will organise and pay for the works to be undertaken.  Council can carry out works on private property in line with Section 67 of the Local Government Act.

 

Discussion

 

Now that The Canopy is open and heading towards full occupancy it seems fitting to look at “brightening up” some of the blank walls or uninviting back entrances that back onto Birdwood Lane in full view of The Canopy. This can be achieved by conducting a Village Public Art Program over the coming years, typically with 2 installation completed per year depending on cost and budget. It is anticipated that the works will significantly improve the look of the laneway, providing greater amenity for the community.

 

The process for the program is as follows:-

1.       Expressions of Interest invited from property owners to be part of the project

2.       A Memorandum of Understanding would be signed between Council and the property owner – this would include statements outlining how the artwork is chosen; how the work will be undertaken; length of time that it is expected for the artwork to remain; what occurs if the artwork is damaged or graffitied. It is not intended that any public art which an owner objects to would be painted on their façade.

3.       A list of available buildings will be compiled, and a Public Art consultant will be chosen to oversight the project.

4.       A call will be sent out to artists via social media and arts based outlets, e.g. Artshub, Social Media, Council website, The Village Observer, via our own artist database, arts and culture e-news and council quarterly e-news.

5.       Council’s Public Art Committee will review all the submissions and select artists based on their submissions.

6.       Short-listed artists will be requested to submit more detailed submissions, including detailed sketches, how long they think the works will take them, materials to be used, and special requirements that they might have – e.g. scissor-lift or power.

7.       Final decisions to be made about each artwork.  This decision will include communication with the building owner/tenant in regard to the design of the works. The cost of the project will depend on the size of building and also the calibre of each artist that was selected.

8.       Council approval of expenditure, in compliance with

9.       Public Art work completed.

10.     Report back to Council on completion of works

 

The program would be undertaken in line with Council’s existing Public Art Policy which includes a Public Art Committee. This Committee normally has a minimum spend of $75,000 and has never met, as to date Council has not had a project of that value. While this program is not anticipated to cost $75,000, the Policy and Committee framework is considered suitable, however it is proposed that the nominated Councillor representative and staff meet to reduce the size of the Committee in this instance.

The full Committee membership is composed of the following:

·    A contemporary visual artist having completed at least one public art commission

·    A practicing contemporary craftsperson or designer/maker with experience in the commissioning process

·    A community artist with experience in high-quality community cultural development projects.

·    An architect, urban designer or landscape architect.

·    A Lane Cove community representative who has demonstrated particular interest and dedication to public space improvement, preferably with a background in a design-based or heritage field.

·    A curator, consultant, or arts administrator with wide knowledge of contemporary visual art and craft practitioners and of “model project” public art practice.

·    An appropriate representative of one of Council’s multicultural communities, preferably with a background relating to some form of creative practice, or a practicing artist or craftsperson of a CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) background.

·    Councillor (1) as appointed by Council, currently Councillor Brent. 

·    Council staff (2) as nominated by the General Manager

 

It is intended to utilise the services of a Public Art consultant to supervise the day-to-day running of the project and to ensure that the artists meet their timeframes.

 

To undertake the project Council will need to advertise for the community members of the proposed Committee and also appoint a Councillor for the Committee.

 

It is expected that the public art installations will commence at the start of 2021.

 

It is suggested that the project be undertaken at no cost to the property owners. It is proposed that Council funding for the installations come from Council’s existing Financial Assistance Program budget. As these works will be undertaken on private land, Council will need to comply with the Local Government Act, 1993 Section 67 – Private Works, which in part states:-.

 

 (1)       A council may, by agreement with the owner or occupier of any private land, carry out on the land any kind of work that may lawfully be carried out on the land.

 (2)       A council must not carry out work under this section unless:

(a)     it proposes to charge an approved fee for carrying out the work as determined by the council in accordance with Division 2 of Part 10 of Chapter 15, or

(b)   if it proposes to charge an amount less than the approved fee, the decision to carry out the work is made, and the proposed fee to be charged is determined, by resolution of the council at an open meeting before the work is carried out.

(3)       A council must include details or a summary of any resolutions made under this section and of work carried out under subsection (2)(b) in its next annual report.

(4)       A report of work to which subsection (2)(b) applies must be given to the next meeting of the council after the work is carried out specifying:

·      the person for whom the work was carried out

·      the nature of the work

·      the type and quantity of materials used

·      the charge made for those materials

·      the total of the number of hours taken by each person who carried out the work

·      the total amount charged for carrying out the work (including the charge made for materials)

·      the reason for carrying out the work.

 

It is anticipated that the works will significantly improve the look of the laneway, and therefore expenditure of the funds will of benefit to the broader community.

 

Conclusion

 

The addition of Public Art works on the back of properties in Birdwood Lane would be in keeping

with the overall look and feel of the Village after the completion of The Canopy.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That Council:

1.   Undertake a Village Public Art Program as outlined in the report;

2.   Utilise Section 67 of the Local Government Act, Private works to implement the program at no cost to property owners for the works, as the Art will be of benefit to the broader community by improving the amenity of the area; and

3.   Receive report before the project works commence in compliance with the Local Government Act 1993 – Section 67(2)(b) Private Works

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jane Gornall

Executive Manager - Human Services

Human Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 September 2020

Renewal of Temporary Alcohol Free Zones for New Years Eve

 

 

Subject:          Renewal of Temporary Alcohol Free Zones for New Years Eve    

Record No:    SU3530 - 47850/20

Division:         Environmental Services Division

Author(s):      David Wilson 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

At its meeting of the 6 February 2012 Council resolved to “undertake a review of New Year’s Eve arrangements at Greenwich with a view to minimising alcohol related antisocial behaviour at future celebrations”.

 

After consultation with representatives of the Local Area Command, Council officers were advised that the most effective means of controlling future gathering on New Year’s Eve, would be to establish Alcohol Prohibited Areas (APA) and Alcohol Free Zones (AFZ) for the period of 31 December and 1 January at those parks or public places that are likely to attract persons that want to gather and consume alcohol on streets and car parks in proximity of these public reserves.

 

Following community consultation in 2015, Council resolved to establish APA’s in all parks and reserves and AFZ’s in the streets surrounding these reserves that are in proximity of Sydney Harbour/Lane Cove River for 4 years (maximum period allowed).

 

As these zones expired on the 1 January 2020, it is recommended that public consultation be undertaken with a view to renewing these APA’s and AFZ’s for a further 4 years from 31 December 2020 to 1 January 2024.

 

Background

 

In 2011 a number of councils in the vicinity of Sydney Harbour implemented APA and AFZ’s across their Local Government Area’s (LGA) to assist in managing the increasing number of people that were gathering in public areas to participate in the New Year’s Eve celebrations. In recent years the level of alcohol consumption and unruly behaviour lead to a greater number of public areas being declared as APA and AFZ’s.

 

With the adoption of APA and AFZs in North Sydney LGA in 2011, the Manns Point location became a more attractive location for those looking to consume alcohol whilst participating in NYE celebrations in and around the Harbour foreshore. As a result, approximately 2000+ people were in attendance at this location, with anecdotal reports that a large number of heavily intoxicated persons were present, some sections of the crowd were unruly and with some people requiring medical assistance.

 

The following morning (1 January 2012) Council was in receipt of a large number of complaints regarding the amount of waste that was covering the Manns Point Reserve. The waste comprised of significant amounts of bottles, litter and camping furniture.

 

Additional waste bins and additional temporary toilet facilities were provided at Manns Point consistent with the resources that were provided in the previous years, but with the number of people gathering at this location, these facilities were inadequate to cope with such an increase in numbers at this location.

 

 

Discussion

 

In consultation with the Local Area Command, the following parks and roads in the Lane Cove LGA were established as APA’s and AFZ’s from 6.00pm on 31 December 2012 to 9.00am on 1 January 2016 in accordance with Section 632A and Section 644 of the Local Government Act 1993:

 

Alcohol Free Zones (streets, car parks and footpaths):-

·    Prospect Street Greenwich;

·    O’Connell Street Greenwich;

·    Albert Street Greenwich;

·    George Street Greenwich;

·    Victoria Street, Greenwich;

·    O’Connell Street, Greenwich;

·    East Street, Greenwich;

·    Mitchell Street, Greenwich;

·    Dunois Street, Longueville;

·    Wharf Road, Longueville;

·    Wilson Street, Longueville;

·    Arabella Street, Longueville;

·    Nott Lane, Longueville;

·    Stuart Street, Longueville;

·    Mary Street, Longueville;

·    Northwood Road (to Point Road) Northwood;

·    Kellys Esplanade, Northwood;

·    Kallaroo Road, Riverview; and

·    Karingal Road, Riverview.

 

Alcohol Prohibited Areas (public parks and reserves):-

·    Manns Point Reserve, Greenwich;

·    Greenwich Point Reserve, Greenwich;

·    Shell Park, Greenwich;

·    Aquatic Park, Longueville;

·    Griffith Park, Longueville;

·    Longueville Park, Longueville;

·    Wharf Road Reserve, Longueville;

·    Woodford Bay – Bicentennial Reserve, Northwood;

·    Lloyd Rees Park, Northwood; and

·    Tambourine Park, Riverview.

 

A Map of the expired AFZ’s and APA’s is attached as AT-1

 


By incorporating Public Reserves and surrounding streets into an AFP/AFZ Police can control and enforce this precinct and assist in the management of crowd behavior within the area and surrounding streets. The Police have advised that by establishing APA’s and AFZ’s it will allow them to manage and control these areas more effectively, where groups of people gather and consume alcohol that may result in the general amenity and safety of an area being negatively impacted upon.

 

Legislation

 

Council is able to establish Alcohol Free Zones (AFZ’s) for roads, footpaths and car parks in accordance with Section 644 (4) of the Local Government Act, 1993 (the Act) that states: -

 

“(4) The proposed alcohol-free zone may comprise either or both of the following:

 (a) a public road or part of a public road,

 (b) a public place that is a car park or part of a car park.”

 

The primary purpose of this Section is to prohibit the drinking of alcohol on public streets.

 

In addition to regulate the consumption of alcohol in public parks and reserves, Council is able to establish Alcohol Prohibited Areas (APA) in accordance with Section 632A (4) that states: -

 

“(4) A council may declare any public place (or any part of a public place) in the council’s area to be an "alcohol prohibited area" for the purposes of this section. However, an alcohol prohibited area cannot be established in relation to a public place that is a public road (or part of a public road) or car park.”

 

The primary purpose of this Section is for police to have the power to seize, confiscate and dispose of alcohol where persons are found to be consuming alcohol in a public park.

 

In regard to both Sections of the Act, extensive public consultation is required along with the approval from the Local Area Command prior to adoption by Council.

 

Community Consultation

 

Statement of Intent

 

The consultation is designed to inform local residents of Council’s intention to establish Alcohol Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas in the Lane Cove Local Government Area. Any comments received will be reviewed and evaluated to determine whether or not to proceed with the establishment of Alcohol-Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas in the Local Government Area.

 


Method

Level of Participation

Inform

Inform

Consult

Form of Participation

Open

Targeted

Open

Target Audience

Lane Cove Community and community groups

Key Message givers eg. Residents of affected areas. Owners of licensed premises, Local Police.

Lane Cove Community

Proposed Medium

Facebook page, and

E-newsletter

Notification Letters

 

Public and

Website Exhibitions

Indicative Timing

September – October 2020

September – October 2020

September – October 2020

 

Conclusion

 

The establishment in 2012 of the APA/AFZ for New Year’s Eve celebrations at Manns Point Reserve and the surrounding streets has ensured that for the past eight (8+) years that there is a safe environment that the community can enjoy, and an area where NYE fireworks can be viewed from without being impacted by intoxicated persons.

 

Since the establishment of the APA/AFZ’s for New Year’s Eve, Council and the Police have not encountered any significant issues and have received positive feedback from the community about these restrictions.

 

Accordingly, it is proposed to extend the APA/AFZ’s for a further four (4) years until 2024 and declare all parks in the Lane Cove LGA, where NYE celebrations can be viewed from, as APA’s and the streets that adjoin these public parks as AFZ’s from 6.00pm on 31 December until 9.00am on 1 January.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:-

1.    Pursuant to Section 632A and Section 644 of the Local Government Act, 1993 the proposal to declare the areas listed in the report as Alcohol Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas be placed on public exhibition for 6 weeks and community consultation take place in accordance with the consultation strategy outlined in the report; and

2.   A further report be submitted to Council following the exhibition period to consider the results of the community consultation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Mason

Executive Manager

Environmental Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1View

Alcohol Rules New Years Eve New Years Day - Map 2020-2025

1 Page

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 September 2020

Alcohol Free Zones in Parks &  Reserves , Lane Cove Plaza & Canopy and St Leonards Central Business District

 

 

Subject:          Alcohol Free Zones in Parks &  Reserves , Lane Cove Plaza & Canopy and St Leonards Central Business District     

Record No:    SU5852 - 47917/20

Division:         Environmental Services Division

Author(s):      David Wilson 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The purpose of this report is to place on public exhibition the Draft proposal to revise and renew Alcohol Free Zones throughout Lane Cove LGA.

Between 2012 and 2020, Council has had Alcohol Free Zones (AFZ) established in the following areas;

·    All Harbour foreshore parks & Kingsford Smith Oval for New Year’s Eve (6pm-9am)

·    Kingsford Smith Oval, Pottery Green, Central Park and Birrallee Reserve (8pm-8am)

·    Commercial areas of St. Leonard’s and Lane Cove Plaza and surrounding streets (24 hours)

These AFZ’s were established in response to community concern about underage drinking, anti-sociable behaviour, and littering (alcohol bottles).

With the adoption of the AFZ’s the number of alcohol related incidents and anti-sociable behaviour has significantly reduced in these zones, Police are able to assist in patrolling these areas and issuing ‘move on’ directions. Where an AFZ is not in place, and persons are observed in public areas to be drinking and engaging in anti- social behaviour, the Police are limited in their enforcement powers.

During 2019, Council did notice an increase in anti-sociable behaviour in some parks that weren’t designated as AFZ’s. In response to these situations, a more strategic approach to AFZ’s is proposed to ensure that the community can enjoy the amenity of the parks, playgrounds, sporting fields and commercial centers.

To achieve this, it is proposed to place on public exhibition the following AFZ’s;

·    All Harbour foreshore parks on New Year’s Eve – 6.00pm on 31 December to 9.00am on 1 January.

·    All parks and public reserves – 8.00pm to 8.00am

·    Commercial areas of Lane Cove CBD and St Leonard’s, excluding licensed on street dining areas and premises with a liquor license.

·    AFZ’s would apply for 4 years from the time of adoption and then may wish to review and continue.

·    Exemptions would be granted for Council approved community events where alcohol maybe provided.

 

Background

 

In 2011 a number of Councils in the vicinity of Sydney Harbour implemented AFZ’s across their Local Government Area’s (LGA) to better manage increasing number of people that were gathering in public areas to participate in the New Year’s Eve celebrations. In following years, the level of alcohol consumption and unruly behaviour lead to a greater number of public areas being declared as AFZ’s.

It was observed that, after the 2011 NYE celebrations, that Manns Point had been identified in a local newspaper and on a prominent website, as a park that had a good viewing area for the NYE fireworks as well as a location where alcohol could be consumed. In contrast to other locations Manns Point was not a declared AFZ.

 

The Lane Cove LGA had not been declared as APA and AFZ’s, because these sites in the past had generally only attracted families and those looking for a quiet, low key location to view the NYE celebrations and therefore didn’t warrant the area being regulated in this manner.

 

The adoption of AFZ’s in adjoining LGA’s, Manns Point became a more attractive location for those looking to party and consume alcohol. As a result, approximately 2000+ people were in attendance, with anecdotal reports that a large number of heavily intoxicated persons were present, some sections of the crowd were unruly, and rocks were being thrown from the headland that resulted in a woman being hit in the face and requiring medical assistance. No arrests were made on the evening by the small contingent of police that were required to attend and observe the gathering.

 

The following morning (1 January 2012) Council was in receipt of complaints regarding the amount of waste that was covering the Manns Point Reserve. The waste was comprised of significant amounts of alcohol bottles, litter and camping furniture. The additional waste bins and temporary toilet facilities were inadequate to cope with the unexpected increase in numbers at this location.

 

Following the adoption of the AFZ’s, for the past 8 years, the NYE celebrations have been held without incident in the Lane Cove LGA.

 

In reviewing the effectiveness of the AFZ’s at Kingsford Smith Oval, Pottery Green, Central Park and Birrallee Reserve (8pm-8am) and the commercial areas of St. Leonard’s and Lane Cove Plaza (24 hours), very few incidents of anti-social behaviour have been reported over the past 4 years.

Council’s Parks Section and Waste Contractors have advised that there has been evidence of underage drinking and anti-social behaviour in several our parks that aren’t declared as AFZ’s, and presents as late-night noise, lighting of fires and vandalism of park assets and discarded alcohol bottles /littering.

Whilst the incidence of drinking and anti-social behaviour is not a regular occurrence in all parks, anti-social behaviour is generally undertaken after dark in areas that are poorly lit and in locations in proximity of licensed premises or where alcohol can be purchased.

 

Discussion

 

With the increase in population of the Lane Cove LGA and an increase in visitations to the LGA, a more strategic approach to our AFZ’s needs to be considered to ensure that potential anti-social / after dark gatherings is not passed on from one park to another  i.e. members of the community engaging in anti-social behaviour in a park that is regulated as a declared AFZ and then moving on to a park or public place that is not regulated as an AFZ .

 

To address this potential issue, it is recommended to place on public exhibition a proposal to declare AFZ’s in all parks and reserves in the Lane Cove LGA, other than for approved Council endorsed events and Special Events as declared by the NSW State Government,

Council does not have detailed data regarding specific instances of anti-social behaviour in local parks, as these matters are generally referred directly to the Police, Council has held discussions with Chatswood Police in the past about incidents and reports of alcohol consumption, anti-social behaviour and underage drinking in the LGA.

 

The Police have advised that in the past, Pottery Green, Central Park and Kingsford Smith Oval were frequently being by underage persons drinking in the park after dark. The Police advised that where AFZ’s have been declared with improvements in the lighting and regular patrols of these location, incidents reduce significantly from a policing perspective, and the areas no longer require regular Police patrols, and as such it is desirable to maintain these AFZ’s.

 

Council’s Parks Section and waste contractors have advised that evidence of drinking and anti-social behaviour is present in several our parks and is observed in the form of vandalism and the presence of alcohol bottles and littering. The declaration of AFZ’s in all parks would be an effective strategy in minimising after dark vandalism and littering, that potentially can cause harm to children using playgrounds and other park facilities i.e. broken glass and damaged equipment.

 

Lane Cove’s parks and reserves are well patronized and are used by many members of the community as well as many visitors. Of particular concern are parks that are in close proximity of licensed premises or where alcohol can be purchased.

 

It is also appropriate for Council to waive these restrictions for special events that may occur on an infrequent basis, where alcohol may wish to be served in a responsible manner by organizers of an event.

 

Council’s and the Police’s current regulatory powers are limited in relation to moving people on that are drinking in parks after dark, as the majority of parks in the LGA aren’t declared as AFZ’s, other than on NYE.

 

The following areas in the Lane Cove LGA are proposed to be established as APA’s and AFZ’s in accordance with Section 632A and Section 644 of the Local Government Act 1993:

 

Parks & Reserves

 

Alcohol Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas (between the hours of 8pm and 8am)

 

·        Bayview Park: 12 Bay Street Greenwich

·        Brickhill Playground: 66 – 70 Ronald Ave Greenwich

·        Carlotta St Playground: corner of Evelyn and Carlotta Street, Greenwich

·        Coronation Viewpoint: 300 – 310 Pacific Highway Greenwich

·        Bob Campbell Oval: end of St Vincent’s St, Greenwich

·        Greenwich Baths: O'Connell St Greenwich

·        Henningham Playground: 30 – 32 Kingslangley Rd Greenwich

·        Leemon Reserve: 7 Robert St Greenwich

·        Manns Point Park: O’Connell St and Prospect St Greenwich

·        Shell Park: 205 Greenwich Rd Greenwich

·        St Vincent’s Road Playground: 95 River Rd Greenwich

·        Best St Reserve: 25 Penrose St Lane Cove

·        Charlish Park: 86 – 90 Centennial Ave Lane Cove

·        Coxs Lane Playground: 25 Coxs Lane Lane Cove

·        Finlayson Playground: 42 Centennial Ave Lane Cove

·        Kimberley Playground: Kimberley Ave Lane Cove

·        Nichols Reserve: 125 Burns Bay Rd Lane Cove

·        Osborne Park: Osborne Place Lane Cove

·        Pottery Green Oval: 1 Phoenix St Lane Cove

·        Sydney Cowell Reserve: Marsh Place Lane Cove

·        Turrumburra Park: cnr Centennial Ave and Epping Road Lane Cove

·        552 Mowbray Road: 552 Mowbray Road Lane Cove North

·        Goodlet Reserve: 73 – 75 Helen St Lane Cove North

·        Helen Street Reserve: 27 – 37 Helen St Lane Cove North

·        Mindarie Park: Corner of Mindarie St and Kullah Parade Lane Cove North

·        Stringybark Reserve: 59 Murray St Lane Cove North

·        Tantallon Oval: Tantallon Road Lane Cove North

·        Alder Ave Playground: end of Alder Ave Lane Cove West

·        Blackman Park: Lloyd Rees Drive Lane Cove West

·        Penrose St - Blackman Park: Penrose St Lane Cove West

·        Tennis courts - Blackman Park: Lloyd Rees Drive Lane Cove West

·        Cullen St Reserve: 20 Cullen St Lane Cove West

·        Henley Playground: 33 Henley St Lane Cove West

·        Aquatic Park: Mary St Longueville

·        Central Park: Kenneth St Longueville

·        Griffith Park: 1 Dunois St Longueville

·        Kingsford Smith Oval: Kenneth Street Longueville

·        Longueville Park: Stuart Street Longueville

·        Shaw Playground: New Street Longueville

·        Cunningham’s Reach: Loop Road Linley Point

·        Garrawi Lookout: The Crescent Linley Point

·        Linley Point Reserve: Linley Lane Linley Point

·        Endeavour Playground: between 5 and 7 Fleming St Northwood

·        Lloyd Rees Park: end of Northwood Road Northwood

·        Woodford Bay – Bicentennial Reserve: Kelly’s Esplanade Northwood

·        106 Tambourine Bay Rd: Riverview

·        Burns Bay Reserve: Kooyong Road Riverview

·        Marjorie York Playground:  corner of Sofala Road and Tambourine Bay Road Riverview

·        Tambourine Bay Park: Tambourine Bay Road Riverview

·        Newlands Park: River Road St Leonard’s

·        Propsting Playground: River Road St Leonard’s

 

 

Commercial (24 hours, excluding those premises that have an outdoor dining license and a liquor license) 

 

Alcohol Prohibited Areas (Public Spaces, Public Parks and Reserves):-

·       Lane Cove Plaza and the area known as The Canopy, Lane Cove, with the exception of approved alfresco dining areas and Council authorised events; and

·       Open Space Area at the intersection of Pacific Highway and Canberra Avenue, St. Leonard’s.

 

Alcohol Free Zones (Streets, Car Parks and Footpaths):-

·     Area adjacent to Lane Cove Plaza and the area known as The Canopy, bounded by Longueville Road, Burns Bay Road, Birdwood Lane, Rosenthal Avenue and Austin Street;

·     Pacific Highway between Oxley Street and Greenwich Road, St Leonard’s; and

·     Canberra Avenue, (between Marshall Avenue and Pacific Highway) St Leonard’s.

 

New Year’s Eve (6.00pm on 31 December until 9.00am on 1 January)

 

Alcohol Free Zones (Streets, Car Parks and Footpaths):-

·    Greenwich- Prospect Street, O’Connell Street, Albert Street, George Street, Victoria Street, O’Connell Street, East Street, Mitchell Street, Chisholm Street, Edwin Street, Vista Street, Upper Serpentine Road, Lower Serpentine Road, Harrison Street, Church Street, and Greenwich Road; Bay Street and St Lawrence Street.

·    Longueville - Dunois Street, Wharf Road, Wilson Street, Arabella Street, Nott Lane, Stuart Street, Mary Street, and William Edward Street;

·    Northwood - Northwood Road (to Point Road) and Kelly’s Esplanade; and

·    Riverview - Kallaroo Road and Karingal Road.

 

Alcohol Prohibited Areas (Public Parks and Reserves):-

·    Greenwich - Manns Point Reserve, Greenwich Point Reserve, Shell Park, Holloway Park, Bayview Park and Greendale Park;

·    Longueville - Aquatic Park, Griffith Park, Longueville Park, Wharf Road Reserve, and Kingsford Smith Oval; 

·    Northwood - Woodford Bay – Bicentennial Reserve and Lloyd Rees Park; and

·    Riverview - Tambourine Park.

 

.Legislation

 

Council is able to establish Alcohol Free Zones (AFZ’s) for roads, footpaths and car parks in accordance with Section 644 (4) of the Local Government Act, 1993 (the Act) that states: -

 

(4)The proposed alcohol-free zone may comprise either or both of the following:-

(a) a public road or part of a public road,

(b) a public place that is a car park or part of a car park.

 

The primary purpose of this Section is to prohibit the drinking of alcohol on public streets.

 

In addition to regulate the consumption of alcohol in public parks and reserves, Council is able to establish Alcohol Prohibited Areas (APA) in accordance with Section 632A (4) that states;

 

(4) A council may declare any public place (or any part of a public place) in the council’s area to be an "alcohol prohibited area" for the purposes of this section. However, an alcohol prohibited area cannot be established in relation to a public place that is a public road (or part of a public road) or car park.

 

The primary purpose of this Section is for police to have the power to seize, confiscate and dispose of alcohol where persons are found to be consuming alcohol in a public park.

 

In regard to both Sections of the Act, public consultation is required and approval from the Local Area Command (Police) prior to adoption by Council.

Community Consultation

 

Statement of Intent

 

The consultation is designed to inform local residents of Council’s intention to establish Alcohol Free Zones in the Lane Cove Local Government Area. Any comments received would be reviewed and evaluated prior to any recommendation to Council whether or not to proceed with the establishment of Alcohol-Free Zones in the Lane Cove Local Government Area.

 

Method

 

Level of Participation

Inform

Inform

Consult

Form of Participation

Open

Targeted

Open

Target Audience

Lane Cove Community and community groups

Residents of affected areas. Owners of licensed premises, Local Police.

Lane Cove Community

Proposed Medium

Advertisements,

E-newsletter, Public Notice

Notification Letters

 

Public and

Website Exhibitions

 

Indicative Timing

25 September to 6 November 2020

25 September to 6 November 2020

25 September to 6 November 2020

 

Budget

 

In declaring an AFZ’s, the NSW Government Guidelines on Alcohol Free Zones require widespread public consultation with the community and if adopted by Council, specific and clear signage installed defining the AFZ.

 

Council has over 50 parks in the LGA and as such if all were to be declared as AFZ’s, park signs will be required to adequately sign post these areas at a cost of approximately $20 per sign (manufacturing costs + installation costs) or a total cost of up to $10,000 to undertake these works. These costs will be reduced, where the signage for an AFZ can be incorporated into the overall park usage/conditions - general signs. A budget allocation for would need to be allocated in the 2020/21 budget.

 

Conclusion

 

Addressing anti-social behaviour linked to the consumption of alcohol can be challenging for both the Council and the Police where it impacts the community.

 

Feedback from the Police, Parks staff and Council’s Waste Contractor suggest that where it occurs in Lane Cove, the problem is localized and has been dealt with by the Police in ‘moving people on’ and can be managed more formally by implementing AFZ’s in locations that are in close proximity to premises where alcohol can be purchased.

 

The strategic approach of prohibiting the consumption of alcohol in all parks after 8.00pm until 8.00am the next day, seeks to provide the community with a greater level of consistency in relation to the use of our local parks and maintaining the amenity of those that reside in proximity of parks, reserves and playgrounds.

 

It is therefore proposed that the AFZ’s be extended for a further 4 years and that all parks be included as AFZ’s, other than for approved Council endorsed events where Council may approve the consumption of alcohol or where a premises operates with a liquor license.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:-

1.   Pursuant to Section 632A and Section 644 of the Local Government Act, 1993 the proposal to declare the areas listed in the report as Alcohol Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas be placed on public exhibition for 6 weeks and community consultation take place in accordance with the consultation strategy outlined in the report; and

2.   A further report be submitted to Council following the exhibition period to advise and consider the results of the community consultation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Mason

Executive Manager

Environmental Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 September 2020

Planning Proposal St Leonards Over-Rail Plaza - Post Exhibition

 

 

Subject:          Planning Proposal St Leonards Over-Rail Plaza - Post Exhibition    

Record No:    SU7994 - 50264/20

Division:         Environmental Services Division

Author(s):      Lara Fusco 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The purpose of this report is to determine Planning Proposal 37 (St Leonards Over-Rail Plaza) having regard to community consultation.

 

To deliver open space, the proposal seeks to add ‘Recreation Area’ as a permissible use by amending Schedule 1 of the Lane Cove Local Environmental Plan 2009. The Proposal is a housekeeping amendment to enable the delivery of open space infrastructure by Council. Once completed, the Over-Rail plaza will provide increased and accessible open space to the St Leonards CBD and surrounding residential precincts.  

 

Public exhibition of the Proposal occurred for 6 weeks from Wednesday 8 July 2020 to Tuesday 18 August 2020. A total of twenty-two (22) submissions were received.

 

From the submissions received:

·    Seven (7) supported the proposal;

·    Eleven (11) did not support the proposal; and

·    Four (4) were neutral on the proposal, either providing reasons for and against the merits of the proposal or by not stating a particular view point.

 

The issues, concerns and comments have been summarised into the following themes:

1.   Support (general);

2.   Economic development;

3.   Clarity of information;

4.   Open space;

5.   Inefficient use of land;

6.   Financial cost/burden;

7.   Environmental impacts;

8.   Safety;

9.   Access;

10. Transport.

 

Having regard to the comments and issues raised by the public submissions, it is recommended that green urban design and Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles be incorporated in the final design of the plaza. These changes do not affect this Planning Proposal or its content.

 

Accordingly, it is recommended that Council amend Schedule 1 of the LCLEP 2009 to permit development on the area shown on the Additional Permitted Uses Map for the purposes of a Recreation Area without consent, and authorise the General Manager to finalise the LEP amendment in accordance with its delegation.

 

Background

 

The St Leonards Strategy, which was exhibited and adopted by Council in December 2006, established a public domain vision for the St Leonards Commercial Core precinct that would create an identifiable ‘sense of place’. This included the development of a new community focal point for St Leonards, including a new Bus Rail Interchange and Plaza to be integrated with an over rail corridor.

 

Since 2011, a significant body of work has been undertaken to realise the initial proposal to create an area above the railway corridor between Lithgow Street and Canberra Avenue for open space and community purposes. Council has continued to collaborate with and seek support for the project from state government stakeholders to progress the initial piece of public infrastructure. In 2019 Council received confirmation of the Planning Pathway for the delivery of the St Leonards Plaza project consistent with the requirements of both Transport for NSW and Council (see AT-1).

 

A signed Terms Sheet has also been agreed to by both Council and Transport for NSW.

 

 

The site

 

The Over Rail Plaza is situated on the southern side of the Pacific Highway across from the Forum and St Leonards Railway Station. This proposed public plaza (2,700 sqm) would comprise airspace above the North Shore Railway Line, between Canberra Avenue and Lithgow Street, and connect to other public space already under construction on adjoining private and public land to the east.

 

Although the plaza will include other areas of adjoining land, only the SP2 Infrastructure zone (the rail corridor) is the subject of this rezoning. Refer to Figure 1.

 

Figure 1: Rezoning area.

 

 

Consistency with strategic planning documents

 

The Plaza is within the finalised St Leonards and Crows Nest 2036 Plan which provides an Action for the proposed plaza under the Landscape theme:

 

Leverage the improved amenity and connectivity opportunities from Lane Cove Council’s proposed St Leonards Plaza, through:

·    Investigate improvements for pedestrian crossings of Pacific Highway.

·    New/improved connections to the regional pedestrian cycling link.

·    Support for investigation of an indented bus stop as part of the plaza.

·    Support for links to recent and proposed development either side of Council’s future St Leonards Plaza.

 

The design of the Over-Rail Plaza is also referenced in this Local Strategic Planning Statement and has been the subject of a series of Council resolutions. Overall, the Plaza is consistent with State and Local strategic planning objectives, actions and resolutions.

 

Local Planning Panel

 

On 7 November 2019, the Lane Cove Independent Local Planning Panel gave advice supporting the planning proposal, noting that the proposed plaza would facilitate the provision of high-quality open space within the airspace above the railway corridor by permitting development for the purposes of a recreation area on the site (see AT-2 and AT-3). The Panel also noted:

 

‘…the project is an outstanding example of innovation in planning for community facilities which may also have relevance to similar localities in other local government areas.’

 

The decision of the Panel was unanimous.

 

Council Resolution

 

At the Ordinary Council meeting held on 18 November 2019, Council resolved to unanimously support planning proposal 37 in full and be forwarded to the Minister for a Gateway Determination (see AT-4 and AT-5).

 

Gateway Determination

 

NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment issued a conditional Gateway Determination (see AT-6) for this Planning Proposal on 29 May 2020 and delegated authority to Council make the final LEP as the local plan-making authority.

 

Public Exhibition

 

The consultation period was conducted from Wednesday 8 July 2020 to Tuesday 18 August 2020, in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 & Regulation 2000, Local Government Act 1993 and Council’s Community Participation Plan.

 

Exhibition of the planning proposal included the following:

 

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

·    Notification Letters sent to Lane Cove residents within the vicinity of the proposed site;

·    Notification letters sent to adjoining Local Government Areas (North Sydney Council and Willoughby Council), including residents within the vicinity of the proposed site, and the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment;

·    Online exhibition of Council’s website;

·    Online exhibition via the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s e-planning portal website;

 

It is noted that the COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020 removed the requirement for councils and other consent authorities to display physical copies of some documents so long as they are displayed on the NSW Planning Portal or an approved website.

 

A total of 22 submissions were received (2 received late). Submissions were also received from Transport for NSW and another from Shelter NSW, these are discussed below.

 

Consultation with Government agencies

 

The submission from Transport for NSW (TfNSW) raised no objection to the proposal and identified that ‘[t]he public plaza development would deliver to the community a new focal point for improved bus interchange and rail connections.’  TfNSW implored Council to continue to progress the discussions and execute the Term Sheet.1

 

No response was received from North Sydney or Willoughby Council.

 

Discussion

 

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

 

1.   Support (general)

 

Three (3) of the submissions stated their general support for the proposal, noting the proposal as a housekeeping amendment.

 

Comment:

 

Council notes and supports the comments in favour of the proposal.

 

2.   Support (Economic development)

 

Two (2) of the submissions supported the proposal’s role in economic development to benefit the community and economy, and to provide more convenience to the surrounding areas for retail and important amenities.

 

Comment:

 

Council’s focus within and surrounding the Plaza will be on maximising urban open space opportunities that encourage better integration of the bus stop, infrastructure and amenity for passengers, visitors and pedestrian connectivity to the CBD, as well as commercial development around the station and Metro.

 

 

3.   Clarity of information

 

Six (6) submissions raised concern with the amount of detail that accompanied the exhibition material. Other submissions also questioned the purpose of the exhibition as a whole, especially regarding the permissibility of the development. The submissions also raised concern with regarding to the proposed/anticipated structures and or buildings proposed as part of the plaza development.

 

‘it is curious to ask for comment on just “permissibility to make available the air-space above the railway line”. Why has not the Council asked for comments on an over-rail plaza at the site?’

 

‘The Planning Proposal makes no reference as to why this (and other surrounding lots) are included and why they need to be rezoned’.

 

‘Is the above proposal purely open space - with no construction of any buildings?’

 

Comment:

 

As stated in the exhibition material on Council’s website, this proposal does not address the detail design of the Recreation Area (Plaza), which would be determined at a later stage.  The planning proposal only pertains to the permissibility of the use; a recreation area over rail land.

 

Only the lots zoned as SP2 Infrastructure are affected by this proposal and would form part of the plaza. Other zones are not affected by this proposed rezoning.

 

The proposed plaza land use is to deliver connectivity, amenity and public open space to the community.

 

Buildings are not proposed or anticipated on the site. The architectural design of the plaza (including the heights and levels) has yet to be finalised.

 

This exhibition has been conducted in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 & Regulation 2000, Local Government Act 1993 and Council’s Community Participation Plan. The level of detail provided with the exhibition material is appropriate for what is being proposed at this stage.

 

4.   Open Space

 

Three (3) of the submissions were in favour of the open space and supported the need for open space in a high-density environment. Notwithstanding, five (5) submissions raised concern with the proposal not providing enough or a high quality of open space, preferring a ‘green space’ development to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of residents. Two (2) submissions also suggested that the proposal does not meet the definition of ‘open space’.

 

We are very happy to encourage the development of this plaza across the railway. … the plaza will provide much needed open space in what is becoming a high-density residential area.’

 

‘it will be windy and a concrete jungle.

 

Comment:

 

A recreation area is defined in the LEP as “a place used for outdoor recreation that is normally open to the public, and includes—

(a)  a children’s playground, or

(b)  an area used for community sporting activities, or

(c)  a public park, reserve or garden or the like,

and any ancillary buildings”

 

In this particular project buildings are not proposed or anticipated on the site. The design of the “Recreation Area” will be the subject of a separate consultation process. The purposes of this report is only to consider whether Recreation Area should be included as a permitted use within the zone. 

 

Notwithstanding, the above comments are noted.

 

5.   Inefficient use of land

 

Seven (7) of the submissions raised concern with regard to the proposal being an unsuitable development project. This included concerns regarding the cost/benefits of the projects (including the topography of the site) have not been considered appropriately by Council, as well as viewing the project as redundant due to the site’s proximity to the St Leonard’s Forum, and that it is unlikely to be used by residents and commuters.

 

St Leonards has the Forum which is public plaza. Is it really necessary for more man-made public space in St Leonards?’

 

Comment:

 

The proposed recreation area plays a different role to that of The Forum. With the significant increase of both commercial and residential development in both the CBD and adjoining residential precincts, the proposal to increase the provision, connectivity and accessibility of urban open space to the growing community is considered timely and appropriate. 

 

The proposal would deliver extra public open space to improve amenity, accessibility and connectivity for the community, and workers attracted to this site. The plaza will have accessible access from the Pacific Highway and surrounding sites.  A plaza located in a highly centralised location, at the intersection of Pacific Highway, North Shore Train Line, and the proposed bus interchange that provides a high level of amenity, access and mobility to residents and commuters is considered necessary and value adding to residents, workers and visitors.

 

6.   Financial cost/burden

 

Six (6) submissions raised concern to the cost of the proposed development. The submissions also stated that the money used to finance the plaza is not required as it is leading to over development, and the money should be spent on alternative projects.

 

‘It is unclear if the budget estimates have been adequately recalculated for this much larger area [from original 2006 design]. Will Council be able to secure the funding to complete this? Where will the money come from?’

 

‘The money for the proposed plaza is better spent elsewhere to create a more widely useful area for the residents.’

 

Comment:

 

The purposes of this report is only to consider whether Recreation Area should be included as a permitted use within the zone. 

 

Notwithstanding the Over-Rail Plaza is to be funded by Council from funds currently being received from Voluntary Planning Agreements for four​ projects surrounding the space. Other funds are also allocated in Council’s current Section 94 Developer Contributions Plan (now Section 7.11 Plan).

 

The proposed plaza would connect the North Shore Railway Line between Canberra Avenue and Lithgow Street, and would connect to other areas already under construction in the surrounding mixed use, residential and commercial buildings. The Over-Rail plaza, in conjunction with the plaza over Lithgow Street, will provide approximately 5,000m2 of open space that seeks to provide additional amenity, connectivity and accessibility to the residents, workers and commuters in the surrounding environment.

 

7.   Environmental impacts

 

Six (6) submissions raised concern with regards to the unsuitable location of the which would create its own micro climate including wind tunneling from the train station and overshadowing exacerbated by the adjoining towers to the site (i.e. JQZ, Embassy).

 

One of these submissions also suggested that the proposal was inconsistent with Council’s environmental policies, particularly by creating a heat island.

 

‘Lane Cove Council’s climate emergency resolution means St Leonards Over-Rail Plaza proposal must be rejected immediately’.

 

Comment:

 

Where appropriate mitigation measures would be incorporated within the design of the façade and the public domain to reduce any detrimental impacts of wind tunneling and overshadowing. It is noted that the provision of a plaza as an open space is not likely to create structures capable of increased overshadowing on residential properties.

 

The design of the Over-Rail Plaza is included in this Local Strategic Planning Statement and has also been the subject of a series of Council resolutions. The Plaza is also included in the finalised St Leonards and Crows Nest 2036 Plans. Overall, the Plaza is consistent with State and Local strategic planning objectives, actions and resolutions, as an important piece of public infrastructure to the future of the St Leonards area.

 

In terms of the urban heat island effect, Council passed a Climate Emergency Resolution in 2019. Council’s adopted Local Strategic Planning Statement that addresses this, and ways to mitigate the urban heat island effect (including but not limited to a target of 40% tree canopy across the LGA, more stringent water and energy targets for all residential development). This Statement has been approved by the Greater Sydney Commission as being consistent with the strategies and actions of both the Regional and North District Plans. All of these plans address the urban heat island effect and its mitigation. It is recommended that green urban design principles are incorporated within the design of the proposal. 

 

8.   Access 

 

Four (4) of the submissions raised concern with pedestrian circulation into, from, through and around the plaza. One of these submissions also demonstrated support for the proposal, as it will enable the pedestrian-cyclist SUP link to be incorporated within the design, thereby allowing Greenwich residents a direct & safe SUP link to the Crows Nest Metro.

 

‘Access around the site for people from south of the Plaza is not specifically addressed in any report.’

 

Access from the Canberra St side should be seamless. If it is not level, there should be escalator as well as lift access.’

 

‘This access route must remain open both during construction and afterwards [Marshall Avenue].’

 

Comment:

 

These issues are noted; however, the primary purpose of this report is to consider making a Recreation Area a permissible use in the zone.

 

The plaza will have accessible access from the Pacific Highway and surrounding sites. 

 

9.   Safety

 

Two (2) of the submissions raised concern with regard to the safety of the proposal, including the need to provide adequate lighting.

 

The proposed plaza will be a security risk for the residents and a skating board [sic] hub’.

 

Comment:

 

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles would be incorporated within the design of the plaza to maximise safety for the community, along with all relevant occupational health and safety regulations and public liability issues.

 

10. Transport

 

One (1) submission raised concern with the proposed bus interchange, suggesting that ‘The bus interchange is not justification for the plaza.’

 

Transport for NSW has also commented on the proposal and supported the location of the plaza which would help improve bus interchange and rail connections. However, it is noted that the location of the bus stop does not form part of the planning proposal.

 

Council notes and supports the comments made by Transport for NSW in favour of the proposal.

 

11. Other comments

 

A number of the submissions identified that the accompanying video which provides a visual interpretation of the space is inaccurate.

 

Comment:

 

Council indicated in the exhibition that the “fly-through” demonstration was produced in 2014 by the owners of the surrounding properties to provide a visual interpretation. It does not accurately reflect what is currently existing (or proposed) on and around the subject site.

 

This, and other comments, have been addressed in the submission summary (see AT-6).

 

Council also received a submission from Shelter for NSW which raised no direct objection to the proposal. The submission assumed that the proposal incorporated residential accommodation and therefore asked Council to include affordable housing. This is not a matter a consideration as the proposal does not include residential land use. 

 

Conclusion

 

The inclusion of open space as a permitted use would enable consideration and determination of much needed open space and amenity to the St Leonards area.  While a number of submissions opined how and what form of any open space should take, such comment is not relevant to whether the permissibility of open space should be permitted within the zone. These comments, well intentioned as they were, are noted but should not be given any weight in Council’s decision to approved Planning Proposal 37. It is also important to note that Transport for NSW supports this Planning Proposal in its current form.

 

Having considered the matters above, Planning Proposal 37 (St Leonards Over-Rail Plaza) is recommended for finalisation without amendment.

 

            The Minister has delegated authority of this proposal to Council (as the local plan-making authority) to finalise this amendment. Therefore, it is recommended that Council delegate authority to its General Manager to finalise this LEP amendment in accordance with the Gateway Determination (see AT-7).

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That Council:-

1.   Adopt Planning Proposal 37 to amend Schedule 1 of the Lane Cove Local Environmental Plan 2009 to permit development without consent on the area shown on the Additional Permitted Uses Map for the purposes of a Recreation Area;

2.   Delegate authority to the General Manger to finalise the above LEP amendment in accordance with the Gateway Determination; and

3.   Advise the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment accordingly of Council’s resolution for their information regarding the outcome of exhibition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Mason

Executive Manager

Environmental Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1View

Planning Proposal Report - PP37

48 Pages

Available Electronically

AT‑2View

Local Planning Panel Report - PP37

12 Pages

Available Electronically

AT‑3View

Local Planning Panel Advice - PP37

2 Pages

Available Electronically

AT‑4View

Council Report - PP37

5 Pages

Available Electronically

AT‑5View

Council Minute - PP37

1 Page

Available Electronically

AT‑6View

Submissions Summary - PP37

15 Pages

Available Electronically

AT‑7View

Gateway Determination - PP37

2 Pages

Available Electronically

 

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 September 2020

1 Girraween Avenue DCP Amendment – Post-Consultation Report

 

 

Subject:          1 Girraween Avenue DCP Amendment – Post-Consultation Report    

Record No:    SU6268 - 38907/20

Division:         Environmental Services Division

Author(s):      Terry Tredrea 

 

 

Executive Summary 

 

The purpose of this report is to outline the results of community consultation for a proposed amendment to the Lane Cove Development Control Plan (DCP) for land at 1 Girraween Avenue, Lane Cove North. The amendment aims to ensure that any development applications lodged for the land are consistent with the concept design that accompanies the approved Planning Proposal No 27 (PP27), gazetted on 8 November 2019. To achieve this, a plan is to be inserted in the DCP (AT-1) which is based on the Department of Housing proposal (AT-2).

 

A public exhibition of the planning proposal was held for 6 weeks from 4 June 2020 to 15 July 2020. A total of 24 submissions were received. Sixteen of the submissions incorrectly addressed the change of zoning of the site – from RE1 Public Recreation to R4 High Density Residential  -  which was resolved by Council in 2018 and gazetted in 2019. See Council Report and resolution 3 December 2018 (AT-5 & AT-6). This amendment simply addresses the detail of an envelope and location of any development proposed for the site. Six submissions did not oppose apartments, but raised DCP-relevant concerns. Two submissions favoured the DCP. One submission from the Environmental Protection Authority lists measures required to be taken to ensure environmental protection, measures already addressed as part of Council’s DA assessment process.

 

13 Issues were raised that are relevant to the proposed DCP amendment:-

 

1.   Tree preservation/restoration;

2.   Solar access;

3.   Quantity of green space in general;

4.   Ongoing authority of the DCP;

5.   Street Parking;

6.   Basement flooding;

7.   Building separation;

8.   Entry ramp noise/pollution/bins;

9.   Southern driveway opportunity;

10. Building character;

11. Pressure on rubbish service;

12. Height of building calculation; and

13. Public consultation.

 

Three issues are of relevance to the 2018 LEP decision and subsequent 2019 rezoning. They were addressed as part of the Council reports of 3 December 2018 (AT-5 & AT-6) and 21 August 2017 (AT-7 & AT-8):

1.   Traffic impact

2.   Pressure on bus system

3.   Land Exchange (& VPA)

 

12 issues raised are of relevance to the Development Application stage of design, rather than this DCP level of control:

1.   Construction noise, dust, dilapidation impacts

2.   Asbestos contamination

3.   Design detail missing (bedroom mix, bin access, etc)

4.   Mould resulting

5.   Privacy

6.   Treed landscaping

7.   Parking during construction

8.   Parking Impact on-site

9.   Waterways and Stormwater Management (EPA)

10. Air Quality and Noise (EPA) 

11. Contaminated Land Management (EPA)

12. Waste Management (EPA).

 

Two issues are not of relevance to this DCP level of control, nor the LEP, nor a DA:

1.   Social Housing tenants

2.   Will trigger rezoning of Kullah Pde (from E4 to R4).

 

All public submissions have been reviewed, and it is considered that although the exhibited DCP amendment was consistent with the concept design approved by Council in 2018, the DCP has been further amended to take into account several concerns raised by the community, and to bring it into line with the Apartment Design Guide. These are:

 

·    In response to the impact on native trees on-site, extra wording in the DCP is recommended to ensure that as many of the existing native trees as possible should be retained, and where they are unavoidably removed, that they be offset by similar species at a ratio of 2:1 preferably on-site or elsewhere in the locality.

·    In response to the potential impacts upon the visual privacy of existing neighbouring apartments in Lot 140, certain walls should be marked blank, and certain balconies removed or screened, as per the revised DCP plan. This is in accordance with the Visual Privacy design criteria 3-F of the NSW Apartment Design Guide (ADG).

·    In response to the potential negative impacts of the proposed entry ramp upon the amenity of residents in the adjacent E4-zoned houses to the south, the setback from the E4 zone should be increased to 9m. This is in accordance with the ADG Design Guidance 3F-1.

·    In response to concerns about negative visual and acoustic impacts on the properties on the southern boundary caused by the proposed entry ramp, and the recommendation that existing native trees be offset on-site, it is recommended that the 9m southern setback should be landscaped with suitable trees and plants.

 

Overall, taking into account the above modifications, in the words of the Design Review of Concept (AT-3) accompanying the DCP proposal:

 

The proposed development is consistent with the streetscape and the emerging character of the area, …minimises overshadowing impacts to the existing dwelling houses to the south and is supported in its concept form.

 

Furthermore, having regard to public submissions and ADG-compliant changes, the altered DCP amendment has a reduced environmental impact by comparison with that exhibited. Accordingly, it is recommended that Council adopt the DCP amendment, and such be inserted under Part C Residential Localities, at the end of Locality 6 – Mowbray Precinct, with the drawing labelled “1 Girraween Avenue”.

 


 

Background

 

The rezoning and land exchange were determined previously by Council and are outlined in the Council meeting reports of 3 December 2018 (AT-5 & AT-6) and 21 August 2017 (AT-7 & AT-8).

 

As part of PP27 for rezoning 1 Girraween Avenue from RE1 to R4, the land owner, Land & Housing Corporation (L&HC) submitted a concept design to demonstrate the building envelope proposed for the site. PP27 was supported by Council and later gazetted. Community submissions to the public exhibition of PP27 requested that Council’s DCP ensure that any future DAs for the site are based on the Department of Housing proposal. In response to Council’s resolution at its Ordinary Meeting of 3 December 2018, Council requested on 12 December 2018 that the Department of Planning and Environment finalise the draft LEP 2009 amendments known as Planning Proposal No 27. On 8 November 2019, this Amendment was gazetted.

 

Part of Council’s December 2018 resolution (AT-6) was to:

 

“4. Develop a Development Control Plan for the Girraween Avenue site based on the Department of Housing proposal.”

 

Council at its 18 May 2020 Meeting resolved in part to:

 

“2. adopt for the purposes of public exhibition the attached Development Control Plan amendment for 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.”

 

The purpose of this DCP amendment is to ensure that community concerns that the L&HC concept design accompanying the Planning Proposal 27 be reflected in the final Development Application drawings yet to be submitted.

 

To this end, the attached drawing (AT-1) is recommended for inclusion in Council’s DCP. It is based on the Department of Housing proposal, together with amendments to bring it into line with the Apartment Design Guide, and will be inserted under Part C Residential Localities, at the end of Locality 6 – Mowbray Precinct. The drawing is labelled “1 Girraween Avenue”. 

 

Public Exhibition

 

Consultation ran from Thursday,4th June 2020 to Wednesday, 15 July 2020, in accordance with planning regulations and Council’s Consultation Policy, and included the following:-

·    E-newsletter distributed to over 6,000 registered residents;

·    Notice of the proposal (via 137 letters) was distributed to:

Affected property owners;

NSW Rural Fire Service;

NSW Land & Housing Corporation;

Transport for NSW

NSW Roads & Maritime Services

NSW Office of Environment & Heritage

Sydney Water

NSW Dept of Planning, Industry & Environment

Environmental Protection Authority

Ausgrid

Jemena

Adjoining Local Government Areas (x4); and

·    On-line exhibition on Council’s website.

 

Note that due to COVID-19 restrictions Council was unable to include:

·    Advertisement in the North Shore Times;

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

 

In total 24 submissions were received.

·    16 were opposed to any development on the site (particularly apartments) – which was the subject of the 2018 rezoning decision, not this proposed DCP amendment;

·    6 were not outright opposed to the apartment building concept, but had questions and concerns about the form – the subject of the DCP amendment;

·    2 were in favour of the DCP amendment;

·    2 submission were from agencies/councils;

·    5 were effectively a petition.

 

Regarding the issues raised:

·    13 issues were of relevance to this DCP amendment (followed by number of times raised):

 

Table 1: DCP Issues

ISSUE

No of Concerns

Tree preservation/restoration

8

Solar access

8

Quantity of green space in general

6

Ongoing authority of DCP

5

Street Parking

4

Basement flooding

2

Building separation

1

Entry ramp noise/pollution/bins

2

Southern driveway area opportunity

1

Building character

1

Pressure on rubbish service

1

Height of building calculation

1

Public consultation

1

 

·    3 issues were only of relevance to the 2018 LEP decision and subsequent 2019 rezoning (followed by number of times raised):

 

Table 2: LEP Issues

ISSUE

No of Concerns

Traffic impact

6

Pressure on bus system

2

Land Exchange (& VPA)

1

 

 

·    12 issues were of relevance to the D.A. stage of design, rather than this DCP level of control:

 

Table 3: DA-Level Issues

ISSUE

No of Concerns

Construction noise, dust, dilapidation impacts

5

Asbestos contamination

4

Design detail missing (bedroom mix, bin access, etc)

4

Mould resulting from overshadowing

2

Privacy

2

Treed landscaping (DA Issue)

1

Parking during construction

1

Parking Impact on-site

1

Waterways and Stormwater Management (EPA)

1

Air Quality and Noise (EPA)

1

Contaminated Land Management (EPA)

1

Waste Management (EPA)

1

 

·    2 issues were not of relevance to this DCP level of control, nor the LEP, nor a DA:

 

Table 4: Issues not Relevant to LEP, DCP or DA:

Social Housing tenants

6

Will trigger rezoning of Kullah Pde (E4 to R4)

2

 

It is noted that one residents’ association supports Council’s intention “to ensure that any development application submitted for 1 Girraween Ave is consistent with the Planning Proposal 27”.

 

Consultation with Government Agencies

 

In accordance with the Gateway determination, Council forwarded the planning proposal to:-

§  NSW Rural Fire Services (RFS);

§  Roads and Maritime Services (RMS);

§  NSW Land and Housing Corporation (Housing NSW);

§  Transport for NSW (TforNSW)

§  NSW Roads & Maritime Services (RMS)

§  NSW Office of Environment & Heritage (OEH)

§  Sydney Water

§  NSW Dept of Planning, Industry & Environment (DPIE)

§  Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)

§  Ausgrid

§  Jemena

§  Adjoining Local Government Areas (x4).

 

City of Ryde Response to Referral:

 

The City of Ryde raises no objection to the proposed DCP amendment.

 

Land & Housing Corporation

 

LAHC has stated that it accepts the revised plan. It is noted that the location of the driveway is not identified. It is agreed that the entry ramp would likely be set back a minimum extra 3m from the common boundary with 42 Kullah Parade to enable screen plants and canopy trees to be planted along the southern boundary. The exact location and design of the driveway and treatment along the boundary would be determined in a future development application.

 

Discussion

 

Separate from the above matters raised by the EPA and to be addressed at the DA stage, a summary of the main issues of concern raised in the public submissions is included below, followed by a staff comment. These 13 issues respond to the purpose of the amendment, which is to address community concerns that the L&HC concept design accompanying the Planning Proposal 27 may not be reflected in the final Development Application drawings yet to be submitted. Note that other issues raised (such as traffic and parking impact) relate to the 2019 LEP amendment No27 to rezone the site from RE1 to R4 and are not relevant to the DCP.   

 

1.   Tree Preservation/restoration concern

 

It is claimed that 20 mature trees exist on-site, and that their character is not replicated in the new Mindarie Park, which is said to “focus more on activities and playgrounds that are essentially hard landscaping.” Furthermore, it is noted that the 7m setback on the southern side would be occupied by a driveway to the basement parking.

 

Therefore, it is suggested that a carefully landscaped green space with substantial planting and trees be incorporated in the new development. The DCP and accompanying plans “should provide guidelines to ensure that as many of the existing trees as possible should be retained, particularly several mature eucalypti at the western end of the site. This area should be restored, upgraded and replanted to retain a grassed area, together with a green canopy that would remain visible from the surrounding streets.”

 

Also, it is recommended that the 7m driveway should be available for deep soil planting and not paving to allow substantial tree planting to soften the impact on the neighbouring houses that face Kullah Parade to the south, which otherwise will have a “severely diminished” amenity. It would also soften the appearance of the development in streetscape views from Kullah Parade and Girraween Avenue.

 

Comment

 

The subject site is 50-100metres from Batten Reserve, a nine (9) hectare area of bushland offering walking tracks along a long narrow gully on north and south facing slopes to Stringybark Creek. It is a similar distance from the newly created pocket park at 552 Mowbray Road. In addition, the land swap with Pinaroo Place has increased the area of open space in the Precinct by 4,070m2. This approach is also considered to be consistent with the Actions of the North District Plan.

 

The public park on Girraween Avenue, Lane Cove North was rezoned from RE1 Public Recreation to R4 High Density Residential as part of the broader plan to provide more open space in the Mowbray Precinct. It was the final link in the land swap to make Mindarie Park, and spanned 7 years to bring to fruition.

 

However, it is recognised that mature native trees will likely be lost because of the development Council’s Local Strategic Planning Statement states in its Vision:

 

The overall urban tree canopy on public and private land will be enhanced.

 

Consistent with Council’s recent declaration of a Climate Emergency and readiness to support the State Government’s policies and programs to reduce carbon emissions, Council supports the practice of offsetting unavoidably lost native vegetation, preferably on-site. While the trees that may be impacted are not likely to be part of a “remnant” locally indigenous community, their value to microclimate and possibly to biodiversity is accepted. 

 

Wording in the DCP is recommended to ensure that as many of the existing native trees as possible should be retained, and where native trees are unavoidably removed, that they are offset by a similar species at a ratio of 2:1, preferably on-site or elsewhere in the locality. A suitable landscape area is to be restored, upgraded and replanted to retain a grassed area.

 

The replacement of the basement ramp on the south boundary with trees is suggested as an amendment to the approved concept plan. This, and the nature of a landscaped area, are design modifications appropriately addressed at the DA stage, although a likely relocated basement driveway may conflict with the access driveway to the existing western building.

 

With respect to landscaping, under SEPP65, the proposal allows for more than adequate landscaped area. The proposal requires 420m2 of landscaped land, and is providing 460m2. It requires 1290m2 of communal open space and is providing 1590m2. It requires 361m2 of deep soil and is providing 1400m2. (AT-4)  Overall, it is likely that permissible development would eventuate in loss of trees on this site. However landscaping provisions of the Concept Plan are generous and all set requirements will ensure the Lane Cove tree canopy would not be adversely impacted if this site is developed.

 

2.   Solar Access concern

 

Several residents were concerned that the proposed building would overshadow houses to the south and/or the apartments at 554-560 Mowbray Road. One house along Kullah Pde in particular stated that, “based on the provided drawings (12 noon @21 June) the new development will overshadow our house and will block the direct sunlight which is not currently the case,” “making them virtually unliveable.”

 

Comment

 

As stated in the Council Report 3 December, 2018, due to the topography of the locality, with the land sloping down from Mowbray Road to the south, overshadowing has been carefully considered. Further, the Gateway Determination of 9 January 2018, required that, prior to community consultation:

 

a)   The planning proposal is to be updated to demonstrate acceptability of the proposed building height at 1 Girraween Avenue having regards to provisions set out in State Environmental Planning Policy 65 – Design Quality of Residential Apartment Development and the potential impact on the amenity of neighbouring properties.

 

As a consequence, sun studies (AT-9) and the concept design for a residential flat building were prepared by Housing NSW. Subsequently, shadowing analysis was prepared by Council  (AT-10) and submitted to the DPE considering SEPP 65 amenity provisions through the Apartment Design Guidelines (ADG), outlining the proposed building form and assessing the proposed building height impact on the amenity of the neighbouring properties.

 

In summary, Section 4A of the ADG requires that:

 

“Living rooms and private open spaces of at least 70% of apartments in a building receive a minimum of 2 hours direct sunlight between 9 am and 3 pm at mid-winter.”

 

In relation to the dwellings at 38, 40 and 42 Kullah Parade, the outcome of the outlined building form will be:-

·    No. 38 will receive at least 2 hours solar access to 70% of the private open space, and 3 hours solar access to rear windows in the morning in mid-winter;

·    No. 40 will receive at least 2 hours solar access to 70% of the private open space, and 2 hours solar access to rear windows in the afternoon in mid-winter; and      

·    No. 42 will receive at least2 hours solar access to 70% of the private open space, and 2 hours solar access to rear windows in the morning in mid-winter.

 

Therefore, solar impacts are considered to be compliant with the ADG and therefore SEPP 65. This has been achieved by massing the proposed building towards the northern portion of the site, (as modeled in the design concept submitted to DPE) away from the neighbours, and orientating it at 90 degrees to the common boundary, allowing the concept proposal to meet the objective of optimising sunlight to habitable rooms, primary windows and private open space of neighbouring dwellings. In addition, in compliance with Council’s DCP, the walls adjacent to residential development are restricted to two-storeys in height before being set back. Furthermore, most of the existing building to which this proposal is an addition is located away from the Kullah Parade dwellings towards Mowbray Road.

 

The Sun Studies also indicate that shade may possibly touch the edge of 554-560 Mowbray Road by 2pm in the afternoon, compliant with the ADG.

 

3.   Quantity of open space generally concern

 

It is felt that this proposal creates a “significant” reduction in usable green space for families in the surrounding areas, in fact “a soulless concrete jungle”. One resident prefers small pocket parks to large green spaces.

 

Comment

 

As stated in the 3 December 2018 Report, the provision of open space in the Mowbray Precinct has been the subject of a lengthy strategic planning process. As this includes the negotiated land swap, the Girraween Avenue park will be replaced to some extent by the pocket park at 552 Mowbray Road, and more importantly, the precinct will have a net gain of open space of 3,868 m2. Mindarie Park was established as part of this lengthy strategic planning process. See Table 1:

 

Table 1: Open Space

 

Site

Area

Current Use

Future Use

1 Girraween Avenue

-1,328m2

Playground

Part of High Density Units

10-20 Pinaroo Place (500m west)

4,266 m2

House/s

Local Park

Pinaroo Place Road Reserve

240 m2

Cul-de-sac

Local Park

552 Mowbray Road (100m east)

690 m2

House

Playground

Total net Increase in Open Space

3,868 m2

 

 

 

The two small pocket parks, Kullah Pde Playground (1,744 m2) and Girraween Reserve (1,328m2), were similar in size and around 400 metres apart. They both have well established trees and contained some play equipment and seating. Kullah Pde playground also contained a tennis practice wall. However, neither was sufficiently large enough in their existing size and configuration to be upgraded to a larger local park to cater for the increased residential population.

 

Local parks, like Mindarie Park, are considered to have different functions, attributes and facilities to pocket parks like 1 Girraween Ave. Local parks generally are at least 5,000 m2 (or 0.5 ha) in area, with good frontage to local streets and access from a number of directions. They are community gathering places and used for a range of active and passive recreational activities. Local parks can include a range of facilities for active recreation, such as practice walls and courts, fitness equipment, play equipment and open grassed areas suitable to run about and kick a ball. They also include passive recreation facilities including a range of seating, barbeques, picnic shelters and toilets. They can often be part of a walking path network.

 

Relevant comment from the 2018 Public Hearing Report:

 

“The outcomes of the land swap will result in a tangible and positive public benefit for the local community. While there is a physical relocation of public open space, the new open space will be in two areas where currently it is in one location.

The new area of public open space is significantly larger than the existing area. There is no loss but a gain of open space.

 

While there may be individual impacts associated with the relocation of the open space such as the loss of proximity and the amenity enjoyed by such proximity, the wider community will enjoy the benefit from the resultant open space.”

 

4.   Ongoing authority of the DCP concern  

 

It is claimed that the design in this DCP amendment may be altered by future events:

·    Sale of the property;

·    Change in the number of units from the current 25;

·    Change in height of building and setbacks.

 

Comment

 

·    Sale of a property does not affect the controls governing that property.

·    The number of units may change, depending on the mix of bedroom numbers, but the bulk and scale will not be affected by this.  

·    Height of building is controlled by the Local Environmental Plan. While the principal purpose of a development control plan is to provide design guidance only, a proposal must argue planning grounds for any inconsistency with the DCP. Setbacks are protected by the State government’s Apartment Design Guide.

 

5.   Street Parking concern

 

a.   Some of the existing parking spaces for Lot 140 (along the driveway to the east of the existing building), will be lost due to the construction of the new building, which will put further pressure on street parking.

b.   There are only 25 parking spaces in the new building, i.e. only one per unit.                                                      

c.   There are no visitor parking spaces shown on the plan for the new building.

 

Comment

 

The adequacy of on and off-street parking, including impacts on neighbouring dwellings, will be considered as part of Council’s assessment of any development application.

 

Under the State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009, In-fill affordable housing (which this building is proposed to be) requires the following minimum parking:

 

§ 1 bedroom = 16 x 0.4 = 6.4

§ 2 bedroom = 9 x 0.5 = 4.5

§ Total = approx. 11 parking spaces [Clause 14(2)(a)]

 

Proposal for 25 spaces therefore complies with the SEPP. (AT-4

 

6.   Basement & street flooding concern

 

It is claimed that “there are subterranean water courses beneath this area which lead to the Stringybark Creek catchment area. Disruption of these means the water looks for other routes. The buildings on Gordon Crescent already have issues with significant water ingress into their basement carparks and have to pump it out onto the common street regularly which causes further disruption to the community.” Additionally, development is claimed to have led to flooding of the streets.

 

Comment

 

A soil and water management plan is required routinely by Council for such development applications. As stated above, development applications are accompanied by a geo-technical report which generally establishes the depth of the water table and whether the basement touches the water table. In such circumstances the applications are referred to the Department of Water for concurrence. Also, under such circumstances the basement must be adequately waterproofed so that there is no seepage during the life of the building.

 

Impacts on overland flood paths are assessed at the development application stage.

 

7.   Building separation

 

One submission states that the new building in the concept plan is only 6m from the existing building in Lot 140, and that “this will significantly impact the amenity of the units in Lot 140 that have windows directly facing the new building. Under normal circumstances, there would be a fence line between the existing building in Lot 140 and the new building in Lot 141, with both buildings having a 6m setback from the fence line, i.e. 12m between the two buildings. A 6m separation between the two buildings is clearly inadequate. “

 

Comment

 

The issue of visual privacy is addressed under State Environmental Planning Policy No 65—Design Quality of Residential Apartment Development (SEPP65). Clause 6A (1) and (2) of the SEPP gives authority to the Apartment Design Guide (ADG) to render ineffective any DCP controls regarding visual privacy:

 

Visual Privacy Objective 3F-1 of the ADG states:

 

Separation distances between buildings on the same site should combine required building separations depending on the type of room.

 

Figure 3F.2 of the ADG (Figure 1 below) permits a minimum of 6m separation between 4-storey buildings where either a) both buildings present as “non-habitable” * rooms facing each other; or b) one building presents habitable rooms and the other presents as a blank wall (e.g. Fig.1).

In their current design, Land & Housing Corporation state that both buildings present as non-habitable rooms (SEPP65 data – AT-11). However, as the existing building presents habitable rooms towards the east (as it appears), then the proposed new Lot 141 building must present a blank wall along its western façade to be consistent with the ADG.


Figure 1: Excerpt from ADG Fig 3F.2 (p62)

Likewise, the balconies diagonally opposite the eastern apartments of Lot 140 are also considered habitable rooms for the purpose of visual privacy, and at approximately 8m away should be removed or screened.

 

8.   Entry ramp noise/pollution/bins concern

 

It is claimed that because the proposed entry ramp will be adjacent to 38 Kullah Pde, this will cause air pollution and constant noise of driving vehicles, including noisy rubbish bin removal.

 

Comment

 

ADG Design Guidance 3F-1 states:

Apartment buildings should have an increased separation distance of 3m (in addition to the requirements set out in design criteria 1) when adjacent to a different zone that permits lower density residential development to provide for a transition in scale and increased landscaping.

 

Therefore, the adjacent E4-zoned houses to the south require an extra 3m setback from the E4 zone, so the 6m setback should be increased to 9m. In any event, driveway noise and amenity would be considered at the DA stage.

 

9.   Southern driveway area opportunity

 

As above, it is claimed the proposal will have negative visual and acoustic impacts on the properties on the southern boundary caused by the proposed entry ramp, and that this is an appropriate location for relocated native vegetation for visual and acoustic amenity.

 

Comment

It is recommended that as existing native trees be offset on-site, the 9m southern setback should be landscaped with suitable trees and plants, including offset native trees.

 

10. Building Character concern

 

It is submitted that the existing building on Lot 140 is “very old and out of character” with the new apartment buildings that have been constructed in the area. “Perhaps instead of trying to squash a new building onto Lot 141, the existing building on Lot 140 should be removed, so that a new development covering both Lot 140 and Lot 141 can be constructed.”

 

Comment

 

Any decision to redevelop the existing Lot 140 building is a matter entirely for the land-owner.

 

11. Pressure on rubbish service

 

It is claimed that “there are already restrictions from council on trash picks ups where they cannot fully service all residents.”

 

Comment

 

This comment has no relevance, and no detail or evidence was provided to justify the concern.

 

12. Height of building calculation concern

 

It is claimed that the proposed building “looks to be 12m higher than current [neighbouring?] buildings”. Also, that it is “situated at a higher level than 554-560, due to the lay of the land.

 

Comment

 

The concept design is partly 17.5m maximum height, which translates to four storeys including lift over-run. Apartment buildings to the west and east are also four storeys high. Regarding a comparison of the lay of the land, according to Council’s geographical information system,  554-560 Mowbray occupies natural ground contours between RL55 and RL47, whereas the subject site occupies natural ground contours 3m lower at between RL52 and RL44.

 

13. Public consultation concern

 

It is claimed a “lack of proper community engagement regarding new developments in the area.”

 

Comment

 

As described under Background above, and in previous reports on 5 December 2011, 16 April 2012, 21 August 2017, 3 December 2018 and for this report, Council’s public consultation has been thorough and extensive, consistent with Council’s Community Participation Plan.

 

The following three issues raised are related to the 2019 LEP amendment No27 which rezoned the site from RE1 to R4 with a building height of 17.5m and FSR of 1.6:1, and are not relevant to the DCP (which relates to the building envelope of the proposed residential flat building). More detailed Council responses can be found in the Council Report of 3 December, 2018 (AT-5 and AT-6) and 21 August 2017. (AT-7 and AT-8).

 

Because these issues are not the subject of this DCP amendment being reported upon, a brief table follows referencing further information.

 

LEP Issue

Answer reference

Traffic impact

See Council Report of 3 December, 2018. Will also be addressed at DA stage in response to EPA Issue 2: Air Quality and Noise.

Pressure on bus system

See 5 December 2011 Report, Attachment 1 – Mowbray Road Strategic Review Report, Section 5.4

Land Exchange (& VPA)

See Report of 3 December, 2018, Item 5 Land Swap.

 

The following 12 issues raised are more appropriately raised at the Development Application design stage:

 

1.       Construction noise, dust, dilapidation impacts

2.       Asbestos contamination

3.       Design detail missing (bedroom mix, bin access, etc)

4.       Mould resulting

5.       Privacy

6.       Treed landscaping

7.       Parking during construction

8.       Parking Impact on-site

9.       Waterways and Stormwater Management (EPA)

10.     Air Quality and Noise (EPA) 

11.     Contaminated Land Management (EPA)

12.     Waste Management (EPA).

 

 

DA issues 9 to 12 raised by the EPA will be addressed at the development application stage.

 

Finally, two issues were raised which are not relevant to this DCP amendment, nor the 2019 rezoning, nor necessarily a future D.A.:

 

1.   Social Housing tenants. Six residents expressed an interest in the potential for more social housing tenants living in the area. This is not a matter for Council to determine, especially in its DCP.

 

2.   Will trigger rezoning of Kullah Parade (E4 to R4). It is claimed that, “if the development under consideration provides any reason at all, the owners of those properties will demand their properties be rezoned R4, which they have done in the past. If this happens then this will result in other property owners on Kullah Parade demanding the same thing. i.e. it will open another whole can of worms. Hence the need for NO OVERSHADOWING OF THE Kullah Parade properties and the need to relocate the GARBAGE BIN arrangements.”

 

Comment:

   

While the issue of solar access is of relevance, the speculation regarding rezoning is not. Furthermore, this issue has been extensively addressed such as in the 5 December 2011 Council Report and its attached master planning study.

 

Conclusion

 

The exhibited DCP amendment aims to ensure that any development applications lodged for the land at 1 Girraween Avenue are based on the concept design that accompanies the approved Planning Proposal No 27 (PP27), gazetted on 8 November 2019.

 

Many issues raised belong to the 2018 decision to rezone the site from RE1 (Public Recreation) to R4 (High Density Residential), and are not relevant to this proposed amendment which simply aims to ensure consistency with the Land & Housing Corporation concept design approved by Council in 2018. Other issues were raised that are appropriately addressed at the D.A. design stage. Two issues were not of relevance to this DCP level of control, nor the LEP, nor a D.A.

 

During public consultation, 13 issues relevant to the DCP were raised and have been considered above. In response, the Draft DCP is amended to take account of native vegetation on-site neighbour amenity and visual privacy. Furthermore, considering issues raised by public submissions, the altered DCP built form would have a reduced environmental impact by comparison with that exhibited. The Draft  DCP as amended remains sound in strategic town planning principles and is consistent with the Apartment Design Guide and the Affordable Rental Housing SEPP.

 

As a result, it is recommended that:

 

1.   Council adopt Development Control amendment for Part C - Locality 6 - Mowbray Precinct, drawing labelled "1 Girraween Avenue".

 

2.   the DCP amendment states that "As many of the existing trees on-site as possible should be retained, particularly mature natives, and where native trees are unavoidably removed, they shall be offset by similar species at a ratio of 2:1, preferably on-site or elsewhere in the locality.".

 

In summary, the exhibited Development Control amendment for 1 Girraween Avenue, as amended, is appropriate and Council adopt the following recommendation.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That Council:-

1.   Adopt Development Control amendment for Part C - Locality 6 - Mowbray Precinct, drawing labelled "1 Girraween Avenue" attached as AT-1.

2.   Further amend the Lane Cove Draft DCP to state that "As many of the existing trees on-site as possible be retained, particularly mature natives, and where native trees are unavoidably removed, they shall be offset by similar species at a ratio of 2:1, preferably on-site or elsewhere in the locality".

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Mason

Executive Manager

Environmental Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1View

Modified DCP Plan - 1 Girraween Avenue

1 Page

 

AT‑2View

L&HC Concept Design

13 Pages

 

AT‑3View

Design Review

6 Pages

 

AT‑4View

Design Data for SEPP65

2 Pages

 

AT‑5View

Council Report 3 December 2018

19 Pages

 

AT‑6View

MINUTES Council report 3 Dec 2018

1 Page

 

AT‑7View

Council report 21 August 2017

5 Pages

 

AT‑8View

MINUTE Council Report 21 August 2017

1 Page

 

AT‑9View

Sun Studies

4 Pages

 

AT‑10View

SEPP65 analysis

3 Pages

 

AT‑11View

SEPP65 data table

2 Pages

 

 

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 September 2020

Waste, Recycling & Green Waste Collection & Recycling Tender

 

 

Subject:          Waste, Recycling & Green Waste Collection & Recycling Tender    

Record No:    SU7865 - 52403/20

Division:         Environmental Services Division

Author(s):      David Wilson 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report advises Council of the outcome of negotiations relating to the Waste Collection, recycling and garden organics collection and recycling processing tender. Council considered the Waste Collection Tender at its meeting held on the 20 July 2020 where it was subsequently resolved that:

1.   In accordance with clause 178(1)(b) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (LG Regulation), decline to accept any of the Tenders submitted in response to the Request for Tenders for waste and recycling collection and recycling processing services;

2.   In accordance with 178(3)(e) of the Local Government (General) Regulations 2005, resolve to enter into negotiations with any person (whether or not the person was a tenderer) with a view to entering into a contract in relation to the subject matter of the tender;

3.   In accordance with Regulation 178(4)(a) of the Local Government (General) Regulations 2005, Council’s reason for declining to invite fresh tenders or applications is that negotiation in the first instance is the most reasonable prospect of establishing an agreement with satisfactory terms and conditions that will benefit Council;

4.   In accordance with Regulation 178(4)(b) of the Local Government (General) Regulations 2005, Council’s reasons for determining to enter negotiations with any person, is that the components within Council’s requirements may be split into separate parts to be delivered by a range of providers to benefit Council; and

5.   Council include in any negotiations the possibility and feasibility of the successful contractor utilizing electric trucks to achieve reduction in emissions and could include more flexibility in operating hours.

6.   Council delegate to the General Manager authority to negotiate on behalf of Council and submit a further report to Council on the outcome of the negotiations.

Council officers have completed the negotiations with the tendering companies and received additional pricing information that supports a recommendation to enter into contracts with;

·      United Resource Management Pty Ltd for the provision of waste, recycling and green waste collections and acting as an agent for recycling processing for 7 years plus up to a 3-year option.

·      SUEZ Recycling & Recovery Pty Ltd for the provision of green waste processing for 7 years plus up to a 3-year option.

 

Background

 

The waste collection and recycling contracts for both Lane Cove Council (LCC) and Hunters Hill Council (HHC) expire in October 2020 and November 2020 respectively.  A new and updated contract with a service provider (s) is necessary to meet the current and future needs of each community.

Council on behalf of Lane Cove and Hunters Hill Councils issued a Request for Tenders (RFT) (768520) to procure Councils’ waste collection services via TenderLink on 13 May 2020 which closed on 17 June 2020.

The aim of the joint tender was to provide both councils with the opportunity to share costs associated with a joint tender and to allow for a larger scale offering to be presented to the marketplace, in terms of an increased number of services and tonnages to be collected and processed, than would be presented separately.

The purpose of a combined Tender between the two Council’s is to provide best value to both organisations in procuring waste and recycling collection and recycling processing services. Whilst the RFT requires consistent pricing both Council’s, each council would enter into a separate contract with each service provider.

The RFT, subject to this Tender Evaluation was for services including; Waste, Recyclables and Garden Organics Collection Services, Recyclables Processing Service, and Garden Organics Processing Services.

Two (2) Tenders were received and evaluated for Pricing and Non-pricing criteria. The following 2 Tenders were received: -

·    URM Environmental Services Pty Ltd; and

·    SUEZ Recycling & Recovery Pty Ltd

Based on the Tenders received and in order to get the best financial and operational outcome for both Councils, the Tender Evaluation Panel (TEP) recommended that the Councils decline and not accept any of the Tenders submitted in response to the RFT and enter into negotiation with any contractor who can deliver the components of the service.

This recommendation was adopted by both Councils and discussions with the two tendering companies has been undertaken.

It should be highlighted that notwithstanding the joint tender process, the TEP have evaluated and reported individually to each Council. In turn each Council has considered and determined each aspect of the Tender in the best interest of its respective community.

 

Following the negotiations with both tenderers, clarification on pricing for a range of services, lift

rates, sharing of recycling costs and bin maintenance expenses was obtained.

 

Due to confidentially and commercial in confidence requirements, these pricing variations are

contained in the Confidential Memorandum that has been distributed separately to Councillors.

 

Discussion

 

Following the negotiations with both tenderers, clarification on pricing for a range of services, lift rates, sharing of recycling costs and bin maintenance expenses was obtained. Due to confidentially and commercial in confidence requirements, these pricing variations are contained in the Confidential Memorandum that has been distributed separately to Councillors.

 

Conclusion

 

The decision to reject the Tenders and negotiate directly with both Tenderers has been beneficial for both Councils in delivering best value waste collection and recycling services to their respective communities.

 

In a challenging commercial environment with significant impacts on waste and recycling markets both locally and internationally, the revised Tender submissions provide the Council’s with the long-term assurance of securing at a fair and reasonable price, waste and recycling collection service from a reputable service provider, as well as securing long term recycling and green waste processing facilities.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That Council: -

1.   Contract United Resource Management Pty Ltd for the provision of waste, recycling and green waste collections and to act as an agent for recycling processing, such agency to guarantee the rates specified as maximums with any out performance shared 50:50 (between URM and Council), at the submitted prices, for 7 years plus up to a 3-year option.

2.   Contract SUEZ Recycling & Recovery Pty Ltd for the provision of green waste processing at the submitted prices for 7 years plus up to a 3-year option.

3.   Authorise the General Manager to prepare and execute on behalf of Council the contracts with United Resource Management Pty Ltd and SUEZ Recycling & Recovery Pty Ltd for the services described in their Tenders, as amended, for the services described in (1) and (2).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Mason

Executive Manager

Environmental Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 September 2020

2020 Local Government NSW Annual Conference Motions

 

 

Subject:          2020 Local Government NSW Annual Conference Motions    

Record No:    SU8070 - 53828/20

Division:         Corporate Services Division

Author(s):      Jessica Quilty 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The 2020 LGNSW Annual Conference will be held online on Monday 23 November 2020. The LGNSW Annual Conference is the pre-eminent policy making event for the local government sector, allowing councils to unite and use their collective voice to highlight the issues that matter most to communities, and direct action where it is needed. Council is required to submit any motions by 28 September 2020. Two (2) motions were considered and adopted at the August Council meeting for debate at the the 2020 Annual Conference. This report recommends that Council consider the primary issues affecting the Lane Cove community and submits further motions for inclusion on the 2020 conference agenda.

 

Background

 

Council at its meeting 17 August 2020 resolved that:

 

1.   Write to Local Government NSW recommending that: 

a.    The 2020 conference be delayed until early 2021 as a result of the continued uncertainty behind COVID 19. 

b.    Local Government NSW membership fees be reduced due to the deep economic impact of COVID 19. 

c.     Council delay incurring expenditure to attend the conference.

2.   Submit the following motions for debate at the 2020 Local Government NSW Annual Conference:

            Title:        Environmental Planning and Assessment (Local Infrastructure       Contributions – Timing of Payments) Direction 2020

            Motion:     That LGNSW lobby the NSW Government to consider a process where a Council can apply to the Minister for Planning for an exemption that allows a Council collecting monetary contributions under section 7.11 of the Act for infrastructure that directly relates to an individual development (e.g. funds to acquire land for a park in the immediate neighbourhood) to continue to collect payments at the Construction Certificate stage rather than upon the issuing of an Occupation Certificate.

            Title:        Vexatious Residents

Motion:     That LGNSW investigate and lobby the New South Wales Ombudsman to expand their current model policy and practice manual to include requests for information from residents that would be considered vexatious.

3.   Further develop and consider the following motions at the next meeting of Council:

            Title:        Complying Developments and view sharing

Motion:     That LGNSW lobby the NSW Government to review aspects of how complying developments are processed to ensure view sharing and other rightly contentious issues can be addressed.

            Title:          State Environmental Planning Policy (Seniors Living) 2004

            Motion:       That LGNSW lobby the NSW Government to determine a threshold for the provision of age care development under the seniors SEPP so that once a certain concentration has been reached within a set area e.g 3 square km, the SEPP will no longer apply.

            Title:          Special Infrastructure Contributions

Motion:      That LGNSW lobby the Department of Planning, Industry and   Environment in regard to Special Infrastructure Contributions (SIC) in line with Council's previously adopted policy position.

Title:         Arts Stimulus Funding  

Motion:      That LGNSW lobby the NSW Government for post-COVID stimulus                 funding to promote the Arts (art galleries, performances, exhibitions, festivals) and performance venues in our communities.

4.   Authorise all available Councillors to attend the Conference should it proceed;  

5.   Appoint the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillors Bennison and Zbik (alternate) as voting delegates for motions before the Conference; 

6.   Grant delegated authority to the Mayor to request the General Manager to             submit  any further proposed motions, after consulting with Councillors, prior to the      deadline for submitting motions.

 

 

Discussion

 

To ensure debate centers on advancing the sector wide policy agenda, proposed motions should seek to be strategic (as opposed to operational), affect members state-wide and introduce new or emerging policy issues and actions.  As much as possible proposed motions should call on a specific body (e.g. LGNSW, state government, federal government, a specific Department or Minister) and have a specific outcome that the motion is aiming to achieve.  The motion should state whether it is seeking to change any LGNSW Fundamental Principles. The wording should be unambiguous.  

 

In view of the criteria and categories for Motions, as well as recent Council resolutions on relevant issues, the following further Motions for the 2020 Conference are suggested for consideration by Council:-

 

Title:          Arts Stimulus Funding

Motion:       That LGNSW lobby the NSW Government for post-COVID stimulus funding to promote the Arts (art galleries, performances, exhibitions, festivals) and performance venues in our communities.

Title:          Noise complaints generation from park activities

Motion:       That LGNSW lobbies the NSW Government for the inclusion of specific provisions in the Protection of the Environment Operations (Noise Control) Regulation 2008 which stipulates that general activities within a park cannot be deemed ‘intrusive’ or ‘offensive ‘during certain hours of the day.

 

Note from Council: Noise generated from general park activities can be easily classified as ‘offensive’ under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997. Therefore, clear direction is needed around the parameters of acceptable noise between certain hours during the day that encompass normal park usage activities.

 

Conclusion

 

For Council to participate fully in the 2020 Local Government NSW Annual Conference, it is recommended the Council give consideration to the primary issues affecting the Lane Cove community, including the suggested Motions outlined in this report, and submit them for consideration by LGNSW for inclusion on the 2020 Conference Agenda

 

Give consideration to the suggested Motions outlined in this report and other primary issues affecting the Lane Cove community and submit same for debate at the 2019 Local Government NSW Annual Conference

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council give consideration to the suggested Motions outlined in this report and submit same for debate at the 2020 Local Government NSW Annual Conference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica Quilty

Acting Executive Manager

Corporate Services Division

 

 

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

 


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 21 September 2020

Council Snapshot August 2020

 

 

Subject:          Council Snapshot August 2020

Record No:    SU220 - 49745/20

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 August 2020.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That the report be received and noted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Wrightson

General Manager

General Managers Unit

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1View

Snapshot August 2020

39 Pages