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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

16 August 2021, 7:00 PM

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 August 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

128

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn 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, Strassberg, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

PUBLIC FORUM

Jennifer Schneller of Northwood regarding the Dog Strategy;

Jacky Barker of Lane Cove regarding probity, transparency and complying with Council resolutions;

Martin Cunningham of Greenwich regarding Bob Campbell Oval;

Penny Mabbutt of Greenwich regarding COVID-19 needs of the community;

Anthony Nolan of Lane Cove regarding Lane Cove Public School;

John Southwood of Greenwich regarding Covid and its implications for the mental health of community members in the context of the closure of Bob Campbell Oval;

Julia Sharp of Greenwich regarding Bob Campbell Oval Synthetic turf on Bob Campbell Oval;

Susan Mozell of Longueville regarding the Draft Dog Strategy;

Louise Hird of Lane Cove regarding Bob Campbell Oval;

Paul Mirabelle of Longueville regarding the Draft Dog Strategy;

Vanessa Walker of Riverview regarding the Draft Dog Strategy;

Merri Southwood of Greenwich regarding Bob Campbell Oval;

Sue Yelland of St Leonards regarding the development application for St Leonards South;

Jerem Zwart of Lane Cove West regarding the Draft Dog Strategy;

Robert Frohlich of Longueville regarding the Draft Dog Strategy;

Ron Gedeon of Longueville regarding the Draft Dog Strategy;

Lara Winten of Naremburn regarding the Bob Campbell Oval and concerns about the closure of the oval for redevelopment in current lockdown context;

Dennis Karp of Greenwich regarding Bob Campbell Oval;

Alan Winney of Greenwich regarding the future development of Bob Campbell Oval;

David Radford of Longueville regarding the Draft Dog Strategy;

Margaret Curley of Northwood regarding the installation of synthetic turf at Bob Campbell Oval now the Greenwich Village Games have been postponed;

Christian Cameron-Strange of Greenwich regarding Bob Campbell Oval;

Geoffrey Dawson of Lane Cove West regarding Bob Campbell Oval; and

Suzanne Varrall of Lane Cove North regarding the Draft Dog Strategy and Magpie attacks.

Written Submissions

Lynn McLoughlin of Lane Cove Draft regarding the Draft Lane Cove Climate Resilience Plan.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

129

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Brooks-Horn 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 - 19 JULY 2021

130

RESOLVED on the motion of Brooks-Horn and Strassberg that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 19 July 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).

131

RESOLVED on the motion of Zbik and Strassberg that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 19 July 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).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF EXTRAORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING – 2 AUGUST 2021

132

RESOLVED on the motion of Brooks-Horn and Brent that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 2 August 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).

133

RESOLVED on the motion of Palmer and Zbik that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 2 August 2021 be confirmed and subject to the words “Upon being put to the meeting, the voting being equal, the Mayor exercised a casting vote in favour of the Motion and declared it carried.” be added relation to Minute 124.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

Update on Review of Developer Contributions

134

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Palmer that:-

1.    The report be received and noted;

2.    Council continue to support NSROC and other councils in advocating to ensure the reforms do not proceed in their current form;

3.          a) Council join with the majority of Sydney Councils who agreed to the   placement of full-page advertisements in the Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Telegraph and the Financial Review to raise awareness on this issue; and

b) Council note the cost is estimated at between $1,500 - $3,000 depending on the number of Councils who participate and that the funds be allocated from Council's General Advertising Expense Account.

 

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

135

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Zbik and Brooks-Horn that the late agenda item, ‘Item 12 Contract for Construction and Installation of Synthetic Sports Field and Associated Infrastructure at Bob Campbell Oval’, be considered as the next Item of business.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Contract for Construction and Installation of Synthetic Sports Field and associated infrastructure at Bob Campbell Oval

136

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

1.   Receive and note the report;

2.   Reaffirm that Council’s resolution of 2 August 2021, “Council delegates to the General Manager the functions of conducting the negotiations and entering into a contract for the works referred to in resolution 2 if the negotiations are successful;” is unconditional and without limitation.

 

FORESHADOWED MOTION

A Foreshadowed Motion was moved by Councillor Zbik and Brooks-Horn that Council:-

1.    Note item 2c of Resolution 124/2021 dated 2nd August 2021 “That the Council does not incur any liability if, after complying with the duties imposed under Part 5 of the EP&A Act, it decides not to proceed with the works and cancels the contract”; and

2.    Stipulates and/or amends the contract for a synthetic sports field at Bob Campbell Oval that the contractor ONLY progress with the order of the Synthetic Sports Field system (being synthetic grass surface, shock system and associated materials to build a synthetic grass surface) after:-

a)  The Review of Environmental Factors is completed and deemed acceptable to Council;

b)  Duties imposed under Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 are complied with; and

c)    The results of the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment      review of Synthetic Sport Fields has been released.

137

Upon being put to the meeting, the voting being equal, the Mayor exercised a casting vote in favour of the Motion and declared it carried.

 

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

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

 

The Foreshadowed Motion lapsed.

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Nil

 

Officer Reports for Determination

 

Procedural Motion

138

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Strassberg that the Draft Climate Resilience Plan be moved to the last agenda item on the business paper.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Finalisation of Draft Dog Strategy

139

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Bennison that the Revised Dog Strategy be referred to a Councillor workshop and then be referred back to Council for its consideration.

 

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 Response Cumberland Council Community Needs

140

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

1.   Council promote the opportunity for locals to donate to Foodbank to help unite those in need with food; and

2.   Continue to liaise with Cumberland Council on the specific ways to offer support to their community.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Successful Grant Application from Safer Roads Program for Centennial Ave and Mowbray Road

141

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

1.   Receive and note the report;

2.   Accept the 2021/2022 Safer Roads Program Grants for Mowbray Road between Ralston and Roslyn Streets and the Mowbray Road/Centennial Avenue traffic signal upgrade; and

3.   Fund the balance of the Mowbray Road/Centennial Avenue traffic signal upgrade project by varying the 2021/2022 Budget to forward fund the balance of the project from the Capital Works Reserve.

 

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 Housing SEPP Consultation - Draft Submission

142

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

1.   Council receive and note the report;

2.    Council authorise the General Manager to make a submission on the Draft Housing SEPP in terms of the report subject to the following:-

a)  Delete reference to concentration of Seniors Housing development as this is    difficult to regulate (and has already been rejected by DPIE);

b)  Support the proposed decrease in the FSR bonus for Seniors Housing generally but maintain the existing bonus for the portion of the development that provides aged-care accommodation; and

3.   A copy of Council’s final submission be circulated to Councillors.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Update on NSW Planning Reforms

143

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Vissel 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).

 

Fourth Quarter Review  - Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2020 - 21

144

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Zbik that Council receive and note the Fourth Quarter Review of the 2020-2021 Delivery Program and Operational 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).

 

 

 

 

Council Snapshot July 2021

145

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

 

1)  Write to the Federal Member for North Sydney, the State Member for Lane Cove and North Shore and Local government NSW advising how many staff have been temporarily ‘stood down’ due to the COVID-19 Sydney stay-at-home orders and orders to close public facilities;

 

2)  Seek funding from the Federal and State Governments to assist Council with covering the cost of employing staff who cannot work due to the ‘lock-down’ and;

3)  Receive a report to the September 2021 Council meeting outlining the performance of the Veolia Mechanical and Biological Treatment facility since its inception.

 

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 Climate Resilience Plan - Post Public Exhibition

146

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

1.   Receive and note the report;

2.   Adopt the Revised Draft Climate Resilience Plan (shown attached as AT-1) with the addition of the follow:-

a)     Add an additional bullet point on page 53 of the Draft Climate Resilience Plan, under the heading Resilient Natural Environment target, that reads ‘Maintain the known range of biodiversity in bushland reserves’ and;

b)     Add a new 4.04 Action on Page 54 of the Draft Climate Resilience Plan, to read:-

·      Establish a biodiversity baseline database;

·      Monitor biodiversity and maintain the database; and

·      The current point 4.04 becomes point 4.05.

3.   Conduct the next review of the Climate Resilience Plan in 2026 and report on progress annually through Council’s Annual Report.

 

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

Against the Motion were Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn (Total 2).

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 10:17PM.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 20 September 2021, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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