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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

19 July 2021, 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 19 July 2021

Minutes

 

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

 

ALSO PRESENT: General Manager, Executive Manager – Corporate Services, Executive Manager – Environmental Services, Executive Manager – Open Space & Urban Services, Executive Manager – Human Services.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

Nil

 

APOLOGIES 

Nil

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.

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

101

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

PUBLIC FORUM

John Linquist of Gordon Crescent Lane Cove regarding Traffic Safety Committee report and Gordon Crescent;

Sarah Chami of Bayview Street regarding Agenda item 1;

Margaret Curley of Upper Cliff Road regarding Bob Campbell Oval;

Frank Hamersley of Ford Street Greenwich regarding Bob Campbell Oval;

Martin Cunningham of Wallace Street, Greenwich regarding Bob Campbell Oval;

Jacky Barker of Austin Street Lane Cove regarding Bob Campbell Oval, 266 Longueville Road, Probity Officer and Probity Documents;

Merri Southwood of Mitchell Street Greenwich regarding Bob Campbell Oval;

Jennifer Schneller of Upper Cliff Rd Northwood regarding Bob Campbell Oval;

Youssef Abawi of Austin Street Lane Cove regarding traffic concerns and the new development at 266 Longueville Rd;

Alan Winney of Innes Road, Greenwich regarding Bob Campbell Oval; and

Shauna Forrest of Dettmann Ave Greenwich regarding Bob Campbell Oval – Not available

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

102

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 21 JUNE 2021

103

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Vissel and Brooks-Horn that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 21 June 2021 be received.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

104

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Vissel that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 21 June 2021 be confirmed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Procedural Motion

105

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Palmer that Item 3 ‘Tender for Construction and Installation of Synthetic Sports Field and Landscape Works - Bob Campbell Oval’, be bought forward and dealt with as the first item after Orders of the Day.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Mayor Palmer congratulated Duncan Loane, a local student who completed his senior geography project on the sustainability of The Canopy.

 

Mayor Palmer thanked Lane Cove businesses and residents for their cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Mayor Palmer advised Council that 22 July 2021 marks the 4 year anniversary of Lane Cove Council being retained when the NSW Government determined not to proceediwith Council amalgamation.

 

Tender for Construction and Installation of Synthetic Sports Field and landscape works - Bob Campbell Oval

106

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

1.          Consideration of the tender for Construction and Installation of “Synthetic Sports Field and Associated Infrastructure at Bob Campbell Oval” be postponed to an Extraordinary Council meeting on 2 August 2021 at 7.00pm;

2.          Council convene a workshop on 26 July 2021 at 6:30pm to discuss the Dr Mick Battam’s natural grass proposal and the synthetic grass proposal;

3.          Council invite Dr Mick Battam, a representative from Synergy Turf Manufacturing, Councillors, staff as determined by the General Manager, Frank Hamersley from Greenwich Sports Club and Martin Cunningham (from The Natural Grass at BCO Association Inc.);

4.          Councillors be given the opportunity to submit questions to the General Manager by Wednesday 21 July 2021 midnight for the workshop and be given the opportunity to ask questions during the workshop; and

5.          Council produce a report based on the workshop before the Extraordinary Council meeting.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Notices of Motion

 

Notice of Motion - Bob Campbell Oval

 

Councillor Vissel withdrew the Notice of Motion as it was addressed in the previous item.

 

Officer Reports for Determination

 

Procedural Motion

107

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Zbik and Vissel that the following matter be dealt with as a matter of urgency.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

The Mayor ruled that the matter was urgent.

Matter of Urgency

108

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Zbik and Brooks-Horn that Council write to the Secretariat of the Sydney North Planning Panel to request:-

1.     All available documents be published online as soon as possible; and 

2.     Due to the Sydney ‘COVID lock-down’ the scheduled Panel hearing date be postponed from 4th August 2021 until 28 days after all documents have been published online to give residents time to review the documents and prepare additional submissions to the Panel.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

St Leonards Over Rail Plaza Project - Post Exhibition

109

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

1.   The report be received and noted;

2.  The feedback from submissions on the open space design be considered in finalising the design, including:-
a.      how cyclists will be able to cycle either through the  Plaza or via another identified route to the new St Leonards Metro Station; and 
b.      the needs of families to sit near the play equipment.

3.   A shortlist of names for the permanent name of the open space be prepared and be discussed at a future Councillor Workshop, prior to a further report being submitted to Council;

4.   Council commit to construction of the project and allocate funding as required; and.

5.   Council congratulate all staff involved in improving development application processing times over the 2020/21 financial year, resulting in Council obtaining funding of $4.7M under the Public Spaces Legacy Program.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Lane Cove Community Panel Report

110

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

1.   Acknowledge the Community Panel Report;

2.   Thank the panelists for their contribution towards the Community Panel Report; and 

3.   Prepare a Response Document and commit to a Recall Day Session with the Community Panel to finalise Stage 1 of the Strategic Engagement Plan 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Golf Course Alternate Operating Model

111

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

1.  Receive and note the report;  

2.  Endorse the alternate operating model outlined in the report except that in the first year Council receives an extra $300 from the increase in subscription fees (not $400); and

3.  Receive a further report at the end of the 12-month trial on the results from the alternate operating model

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Draft Local Housing Strategy - Post Exhibition

112

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

1.   Receive and note the report;

2.   Endorse the Draft Local Housing Strategy (LHS) subject to the amendments outlined in the report;

3.   Submit the endorsed Local Housing Strategy to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for endorsement, and upload to the e-planning portal website; and

4.   Report back to Council once letter of conditional approval is received from Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Infrastructure Contributions System - State Government Proposed Changes

113

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

1.   Continue to support NSROC to seek from the State Government the following:-

a.   The issue of rate reform should be uncoupled from the review of development contributions to ensure the cost of providing new facilities to meet the needs of a growing population is not shifted to the existing community.

b.   No council is worse off under the reforms.

c.   Further detailed modelling being carried out by the State Government at the individual council level to understand impacts on each council, rather than at the higher, more generalised level done to date.

d.   A delay to implementing reforms currently anticipated to commence from 1 July 2022 so that the above points can be carried out.

e.   Restoration of payment of developer contributions at Construction Certificate stage rather than Occupation Certificate stage.

f.    Removal of the ‘Essential Works List’ from developer contribution plans, as it essentially prohibits the funding of social infrastructure.

2.   Make a late submission to the Parliamentary Upper House Enquiry in line with 1.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

NSW Government Waste Strategy - Food Organics

114

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

1.     The report be received; and

2.     A report on the findings of the food organics trial be presented to Council at the conclusion of the project.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Traffic Committee - June 2021

115

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Vissel and Brooks-Horn that Council adopt the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting held on Tuesday, 15 June 2021, except for Item G.3 which needs to be investigated with the resident.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Love Where You Live Event Sponsorship Request

116

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

1.   Council offer to partner with the Lane Cove Sustainability Action Group to deliver the event through Council’s Sustainability Event Series resulting in the cost of the event being fully covered by Council

2.   If a partnership approach is not agreed to then Council determine if funds are to be provided and if so the amount of funding. If funding is to be provided then Council advertise the funding as per requirements under the Local Government Act. Subject to no objections being received, funding would then be provided.

3.  Update the Guidelines and Information for Applicants to reflect the preference to help establish events rather than fully-fund them to provide clarity for potential applicants

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Council Snapshot June 2021

117

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

  CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 08:56PM.                            

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 16 August 2021, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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