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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

16 November 2020,7:00pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.

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Ordinary Council 16 November 2020

Minutes

 

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

 

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

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

 

Councillor Bennison declared a non-pecuniary interest that is non-significant in relation to the Sport and Recreation Precinct concept plan - post consultationas a professional associate of his is providing Council with information and analysis regarding the long-term feasibility of the golf element. He indicated he would debate and vote on the matter.

 

APOLOGIES 

Apologies be received on behalf of Councillor D. Brooks-Horn.

171

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Strassberg that the apology be accepted and leave of absence be granted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

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

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

The Mayor gave an acknowledgement of Country.

 

WEBCASTING OF COUNCIL MEETING

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

 

James Winter (Grant Thornton Partner) and Kenneth Leung (Audit Leader - Financial Audit -

Audit Office) addressed Council.

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

172

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

PUBLIC FORUM

Noel Rowland of Greenwich regarding the Sport and Recreation Concept Plan;

Lisa Perry of Greenwich regarding the Bob Campbell Oval Concept Plan;

Gregory Perry of Greenwich regarding the Bob Campbell Oval Concept Plan;

Dermot Duncan of Lane Cove regarding the Sport and Recreation Concept Plan;

Barbara Oliver of Greenwich regarding the Sport and Recreation Concept Plan;

Merri Southwood of Greenwich regarding the Bob Campbell Oval Concept Plan;

Penny Mabbutt of Greenwich regarding the Bob Campbell Oval Concept Plan;

Frank Hamersley of Greenwich regarding the Bob Campbell Oval Concept Plan;

Sharon Johnson of Riverview regarding the Sport and Recreation Concept Plan;

Alan Winney of Greenwich regarding the Bob Campbell Oval Concept Plan;

Ajaya Jayarao of Northwood regarding the Sport and Recreation Concept Plan;

Stephen Curley of Northwood the Sport and Recreation Concept Plan;

Peter Staveley of Greenwich regarding the Bob Campbell Oval Concept Plan;

Ian Esplin of Avoca Beach regarding the Sport and Recreation Concept Plan;

Helen Inksin of Greenwich regarding the Bob Campbell Oval Concept Plan;

Paul Orgad of Pymble regarding the Bob Campbell Oval Concept Plan;

Northwood Action Group regarding agenda items 5, 6, 7 and 15;

Jacky Barker of Lane Cove regarding various agenda items and Lane Cove Plaza;

Shauna Forrest of Longueville regarding the Sport and Recreation Concept Plan; and

Helen Simpson of Lane Cove regarding the Sport and Recreation Concept Plan; and

Written submission:  Dr Liz Gill of Lane Cove regarding the Bob Campbell Oval Concept Plan.  

 

Councillor Scott Bennison left the meeting, the time being 08:09 pm

 

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

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

173

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Brent that Standing Orders be resumed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 19 OCTOBER 2020

174

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Strassberg that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 19 October 2020 be received.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

175

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brent that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 19 October 2020 be confirmed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

Mayoral Minute - Vale Councillor Deborah Hutchens

A minute’s silence was observed for the passing Councillor Deborah Hutchens.

176

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Bennison that Council dedicate a seat in The Canopy in memory of Councillor Deborah Hutchens.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Orders Of The Day

Councillor Bennison informed Council of the passing of Tracey Hassarati, who was the president of the Lane Cove Chamber of Commerce. Councillor Bennison acknowledged Tracey’s contribution to the Lane Cove community, in particular her involvement with the Chamber of Commerce to support the construction of the Lane Cove Market Square / Lane Cove Library.

Councillor Bennison congratulated Councillor Brooks-Horn on his recent marriage to his now wife, Alicia Smith.

Notices of Motion

 

Traffic Management Plan for Access to the Pathways Development

 

MOTION

A motion was moved by Councillors Morris and Bennison that Council:-

1.    Ameliorate the traffic impacts of the proposed Pathways development by investigating ways in which traffic approaching from the East can be routed to avoid the use of the rat run through Longueville, including but not limited to:-

a.    Revert back to the original plan to have a four-way traffic junction at the Kenneth St intersection;

b.    Investigate buying the old Caltex station part or thereof to facilitate a single carriage way to connect to Kenneth St enabling a right hand turn at Kenneth Street back onto Northwood Road and left into the complex;

c.     Access from the Northwood Road roundabout (to be built) through Stevenson Street to access the rear of the Pathways property;

d.    Permit a right hand turn into the complex itself where currently planned at present;

e.    A right hand turn into McMahons Road to allow access to the rear of the Pathways site; and

f.      receive a further report on the options.   

2.    Following the further report, Council write to The Hon. Anthony Roberts, MP requesting him to petition the relevant state government department to consider funding options.

EXTENSION OF TIME

177

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Vissel and Bennison that Councillor Morris be granted an extension of time.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Foreshadowed Motion

A Foreshadowed Motion was moved by Councillors Palmer and Vissel that Council, to ameliorate the traffic impacts of the proposed Pathways development, investigate ways in which traffic approaching from the East can be routed to avoid the use of the rat run through Longueville and a report come back to Council.

Procedural Motion

178

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

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

 

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

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

 

The Foreshadowed Motion became the Motion.

179

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Presentation of Annual Financial Statements - Year Ended 30 June 2020

180

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Zbik that Council receive and note the Annual Financial Reports together with the Auditors Report for the year ended 30 June 2020.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Sport and Recreation Precinct Concept Plan - Post Consultation

181

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

1.     Proceed with the Multi-Sport Facility building as shown in the Concept Design included as AT-1;

2.     a.    Undertake due diligence for the Multi-Sport Facility building including; facility/ program mix and entertainment facilities utilising the consultation feedback when undertaking further operator engagement; construction costs; and funding models;

        b.    Include in the due-diligence that, investigation of Council building a co-owned        Sport & Recreation Precinct with Willoughby Council at Gore Hill Oval and        report this option back to Council. 

3.     In relation to the future of the golf course, undertake further analysis and community consultation to identify if there are further golf options / components for other uses and provide further information on the proposed options before ultimately determining the broader community’s preference for the future use of the space; and

4.     Request the General Manager to develop a Community Consultation Plan that includes options for involvement and collaboration per councils Community Engagement Policy and the Plan be presented to a Councillor Workshop.

EXTENSION OF TIME

182

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Vissel that Councillor Zbik be granted an extension of time.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Councillor Vissel (Total 1).

 

Bob Campbell Oval Concept Plan – Post Consultation

183

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

1.    Council receive and endorse the revised Bob Campbell Oval Master Plan, AT- 9;  

2.    Upgrades be undertaken to the bush tracks leading to the oval (from River Rd and from Ford St) including better pedestrian access through the culvert below River Rd - funded either through the NSW Precinct Support Scheme Grant or the NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program Grant;

3.    Council write to DPIE seeking agreement to the change to the conditions of the Precinct Support Scheme Grant to delay commencement of the project due to:

(a)  continuing major works being undertaken by Sydney Water at the site; 

(b)  timing constraints in preparing for and staging the Greenwich Village Games; and;

4.    The head petitioners be notified. 

EXTENSION OF TIME

184

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Zbik and Morris that Councillor Vissel be given a one minute extension of time.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brent, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 4).

Against the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison and Strassberg (Total 3).

185

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent and Strassberg (Total 4).

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

 

Councillor Scott Bennison left the meeting, the time being 09:54 pm

 

Northwood Shops Residential Care Facility DCP - Post exhibition Report

186

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Brent that Council adopt Development Control Plan amendment for ‘Locality 2’ in DCP Part D: Commercial Development and Mixed-Use Localities, with site specific controls under Northwood Neighbourhood Centre attached as AT-2.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor Scott Bennison returned to the meeting, the time being 09:55 pm

 

Lane Cove Council Annual Report 2019-20

187

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

1.  Council adopt the Draft Annual Report at AT-1 for 2019 -20;

2.  The adopted Annual Report be forwarded to the Minister for Local Government; and

     3.  The Annual Report be published on Council’s website.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Credit Card Management in Local Government Audit

188

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Alcohol Free Zones - Parks/Reserves and St Leonards and Lane Cove Central Business Districts

189

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Brent that 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 adopted from 31 December 2020 to 1 January 2025.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Alcohol Free Zones - New Years Eve

190

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Vissel that pursuant to Section 632A and Section 644 of the Local Government Act, 1993 declare the areas listed in the report as well as Warraroon Reserve and Hodgson Park, Riverview as shown in AT-1, as Alcohol Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas from 6.00pm on 31 December 2020 until 9.00am on 1 January 2025.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

 

 

Delivery Program and Operational Plan - First Quarter Review

191

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Vissel that the 1st Quarter Review of the 2020-2021 Delivery Program and Operational Plan be received and noted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

1st Quarter Review for 2020-2021 Budget

192

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Strassberg that the 2020 -2021 Budget be varied as follows:-

 

Original Budget

(000’s)

1st Quarter Adjustments

(000’s)

Revised Budget

(000’s)

Expenditure - Operating

$52,985

$314

$53,299

Income - Operating

$48,785

$56

$48,841

Surplus/(Deficit) before

Capital Grants/Contributions

($4,200)

($258)

($4,458)

Income - Capital

$18.225

$400

$18,625

Surplus/ (Deficit)

$14,025

$142

$14,167

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Schedule of Meetings 2021

193

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Vissel that the Council Meeting Schedule for 2021 be adopted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Council Nominations for the Sydney North Planning Panel

194

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

1.   Council note the report and nominate Mr Eugene Sarich, Mr Michael Mason, Ms Vivienne Albin and Ms Deborah Sutherland as Lane Cove SNPP representatives, with the General Manager to determine representatives at each panel meeting; and

2.  The Sydney North Planning Panel Secretariat be advised accordingly.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

 

Traffic Committee - September 2020

195

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Vissel that Council adopts the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting held on Thursday, 24 September 2020.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Council Snapshot October 2020

196

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 10:16pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 7th December 2020, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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