Late Agenda

Ordinary Council Meeting

16 March 2015

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.



Notice of Meeting


Dear Councillors


Notice is given of the Ordinary Council Meeting, to be held in the Council Chambers, 48 Longueville Road Lane Cove on Monday 16 March 2015 commencing at 7:00pm. The business to be transacted at the meeting is included in this business paper.


Yours faithfully





Craig Wrightson

General Manager


Council Meeting Procedures


The Council meeting is chaired by the Mayor, Councillor David Brooks-Horn. Councillors are entitled to one vote on a matter. If votes are equal, the Chairperson has a second or casting vote. When a majority of Councillors vote in favour of a Motion it becomes a decision of the Council. Minutes of Council and Committee meetings are published on Council’s website www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au by 5pm on the Thursday following the meeting.


The Meeting is conducted in accordance with Council's Code of Meeting Practice. The order of business is listed in the Agenda on the next page. That order will be followed unless Council resolves to modify the order at the meeting. This may occur for example where the members of the public in attendance are interested in specific items on the agenda.


Members of the public may address the Council Meeting on any issue for a maximum of 3 minutes during the public forum which is held at the beginning of the meeting. All persons addressing the Meeting must speak to the Chair. Speakers and Councillors will not enter into general debate or ask questions.


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 Manager Governance on 99113525.


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




Ordinary Council 16 March 2015





1.       Petition for Improvements to Wyndarra Place Road Reserve Playground, Fleming Street Northwood






Ordinary Council Meeting 16 March 2015

Petition for Improvements to Wyndarra Place Road Reserve Playground, Fleming Street Northwood



Subject:          Petition for Improvements to Wyndarra Place Road Reserve Playground, Fleming Street Northwood    

Record No:    SU1251 - 15324/15

Division:         Corporate Services Division

Author(s):      Kirsten Samuels 



Executive Summary

Council is in receipt of a petition with 120 signatures calling for “improvements to the playground amenity” at Wyndarra Place/Fleming Street, Northwood. The petition is accompanied by an annexure (annexure A) of a previous petition compiled in 2014 for upgrade works at the Reserve. This petition garnered 17 signatures.




As part of the petition, residents of surrounding streets have suggested that Council:-

·    Improve the variety and number of playground equipment items e.g. swings for children and babies, climbing nets, a sonic spinner (or similar) and integrate the existing slippery dip and concrete drain pipe;

·    Provide seating for supervision e.g. a bench seat, attractively sited;

·    Retain the bushland character to encourage free-play exploration in mid and upper levels;

·    Progressively implement a weed-reduction program;

·    Sensitively introduce safety measures for small children such as fencing and soft fall to the equipment area; and

·    Utilise high quality landscape design in keeping with Northwood’s unique character.

The current petition, dated March 2015, is accompanied by an Annexure which contains a petition circulated in 2014 requesting an upgrade to the amenities of the play ground. The annexed petition states that the park only contains a slide after a swing erected by residents was removed by Council some years ago.


Council is currently in the process of reviewing it’s Open Space and Recreation Plans.  It is recommended that the suggestions put forth within the petition are considered in conjunction with this review.





1.   Council receive and note the petition;

2.   Council consider the suggestions put forth in the petition in conjunction with the review of Open Space and Recreation Plans currently being undertaken; and 

3.   The head petitioner be informed of Council’s decision.



Craig Dalli

Executive Manager - Corporate Services

Corporate Services Division




There are no supporting documents for this report.