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Council Meeting

28 February 2017

 

 

Minutes of Ordinary Council Meeting

held at Ashfield Service Centre on 28 February 2017

 

 

Meeting commenced at 6:30pm

 

 

Present:

Richard Pearson

Administrator

Rik Hart

Interim General Manager

Peter Gainsford

Deputy General Manager Assets and Environment

John Warburton

Deputy General Manager Community and Engagement

Michael Tzimoulas

Deputy General Manager Chief Financial and Administration Officer

Wal Petschler

Group Manager Footpaths, Roads, Traffic and Stormwater

Tanya Whitmarsh

Group Manager Governance

Gill Dawson

Acting Group Manager Strategic Planning

Popy Mourgelas

Manager Corporate Governance, Ashfield

Ian Naylor

Manager Governance & Administration, Leichhardt

Katerina Maros

Governance Officer, Leichhardt (Minute Taker)

 

Public Speakers: see last two pages of these minutes.

1. Acknowledgement of Country by Chairperson

“I acknowledge the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora nation on whose country we are meeting today, and their elders past and present.”

 

2. Notice of Live Streaming of Council Meeting

 

The Administrator advised that the Council meeting was being streamed live on Council's website and members of the public must ensure their speech to the Council is respectful and use appropriate language.

 

3. Disclosures of Interests

 

The Administrator declared that he had no declarable interests in any matter listed on the business paper.


4. Confirmation of Minutes

 

 

The Administrator determined that the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on Tuesday, 6 December 2016 be confirmed.

 

 

 

C0217 Item 17    Administrator's Minute: WestConnex Stage 3 (M4-M5 Link) construction dive-site options

 

The Administrator determined that Council:

 

1.       Calls on the NSW Government not to proceed with any further consideration of either of the mid-tunnel construction dive sites under consideration at 7 Darley Road and 29 Derbyshire Road, Leichhardt;  

2.       Calls on the Government to discontinue the process of seeking to establish a dive site in the densely populated Leichhardt/Lilyfield area;

3.       Requests Council officers to further consider the suitability of the site at the western end of the Rozelle Rail Yards as a possible mid-tunnel construction dive site and report back to Council;

4.       Calls on the State Government to ensure that the community and Council is fully consulted on any further consideration of dive site options in the Leichhardt area by the State Government; and

5.       Calls on Sydney Motorway Corporation to immediately release information regarding the proposed Camperdown dive site and conduct an immediate Community Consultation Campaign.   

 

 

C0217 Item 1      WestConnex Update Report

 

The Administrator determined that Council:

 

 

1.       Receives and notes the report; 

2.       Expresses concern about the demolition of Heritage Houses in Campbell Road (Bradfield Terrace listed on the State Heritage Register 2004) and 82 Campbell Street (Brickworker’s Cottage State Heritage Listing 2009);

3.       Acknowledges the considerable disruption to residents’ lives by Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC) works, road closures and use of local streets for parking and vehicle access; and

4.       Informs local residents around Simpson Park about the future of the fig trees in Simpson Park which border onto the proposed Campbell Street widening.

 

 

C0217 Item 2      Post Exhibition Report: Marrickville Heritage Review

The Administrator determined that Council defer report for further consideration of issues raised and report back to March 2017 Council Meeting.

 

 

 

 

C0217 Item 3      Planning Proposal - 168 Norton Street, Leichhardt

The Administrator determined that:

1.       The attached Planning Proposal be forwarded to the Minister for Planning for a Gateway determination in accordance with Section 56 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979;

2.       The Department of Planning and Environment be requested to delegate the plan making functions, in relation to the subject Planning Proposal, to Council;

3.       Following receipt of a Gateway determination, and compliance with any conditions and following the required changes being made by the Proponent, the Planning Proposal and supporting documentation be placed on public exhibition for a minimum of 28 days and public authorities be consulted on the Planning Proposal in accordance with the Gateway determination; and

4.       A report be presented to Council at the completion of the public exhibition period detailing submissions received and the outcome of consultation with public authorities.

 

 

C0217 Item 4      Annandale Conservation Area Extension

The Administrator determined that:

 

1.       The attached Planning Proposal be forwarded to the Minister for Planning for a Gateway Determination in accordance with Section 56 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979;

2.       The Department of Planning and Environment be requested to delegate the plan making functions, in relation to the subject Planning Proposal, to Council;

3.       Following receipt of a Gateway Determination, and compliance with any conditions, the Planning Proposal and supporting documentation be placed on public exhibition for a minimum of 28 days and public authorities be consulted on the Planning Proposal in accordance with the Gateway Determination; and

4.       A report be presented to Council at the completion of the public exhibition period detailing submissions received and the outcome of consultation with public authorities. 

 

 

C0217 Item 5      Draft Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011 (Amendment No. X) - Change to the Land Use Table for the B7 Business Park Zone

The Administrator determined that:

1.       The report be received and noted;

2.       Council resolves to prepare a Planning Proposal to amend MLEP 2011 to delete “shop top housing” as a permissible use within the B7 Business Park zone and nominate itself as the Relevant Planning Authority;

3.       Council submits the draft Planning Proposal to the Department of Planning and Environment for Gateway determination; and

4.       Council resolves to publicly exhibit the draft Planning Proposal.

 

 

C0217 Item 6      Marrickville Golf Course Lands and Dibble Avenue Waterhole - Plan of Management

The Administrator determined that the preparation of a Plan of Management for the Marrickville golf course lands and Dibble Avenue Waterhole be prioritised and brought forward to commence in 2017.

 

 

C0217 Item 7      Minutes of the IAG Meeting held 9 February 2017 and LRAC Meeting held 14 February 2017

The Administrator determined that:

 

1.       The Minutes of the IAG Meeting held on 9 February 2017 be noted.

2.       The Minutes of the LRAC Meeting held on 14 February 2017 be noted.

 

 

C0217 Item 8      Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 1 December 2016 and 2 February 2017

The Administrator determined that:

1.   The Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 1 December 2016 be received and noted.

2.   The Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 2nd February, 2017 be received and noted.

 

 

C0217 Item 9      ADDRESSING DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE IN THE INNER WEST

The Administrator determined that Council defer report for further consideration of appropriate funding levels and report back to March 2017 Council Meeting. 

 

 

C0217 Item 10    Quarter 2 Progress Report - IWC Operational Plan

The Administrator determined that the report be received and noted.

 

 

C0217 Item 11    Flood Management Advisory Committee meeting held 1 February 2017

The Administrator determined that the minutes of the Inner West Council Flood Management Advisory Committee held on 1 February 2017 be received and the recommendations be adopted.

 

 

C0217 Item 12    Review of Planning Proposal Fees and Charges

The Administrator determined that:

 

1.       Under the provisions of the Local Government Act, Council amend the current Ashfield, Marrickville and Leichhardt fees for planning proposals and introduce an integrated Inner West Council planning proposal fee structure; and

2.       Council exhibit the proposed fees and charges and receive a report on submissions received.

 

Procedural Motion

The Administrator determined that Items 13 and 16 be considered in conjunction.

 

 

C0217 Item 13    Quarterly Budget Review Statement for the period ended 30 September 2016

The Administrator determined that:

 

1.       The report be received and noted; and

2.       Council approves the budget adjustments required.

 

 

C0217 Item 16    Quarterly Budget Review Statement for the period ended 31 December 2016

The Administrator determined that:

 

1.       The report be received and noted; and

2.       Council approves the budget adjustments required.

 

 

 

 

C0217 Item 14    Inner West Council Investments as for the periods ending 30 November 2016, 31 December 2016 and 31 January 2017

The Administrator determined that the report be received and noted.

 

 

C0217 Item 15    Disclosures of Interest by Designated Persons

The Administrator determined that the report be received and noted.

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting closed at 9:52pm.

 

 


 

Public Speakers

Item 1:

Frank Breen, Leichhardt LRAC

Balmain

 

Frank Smith

St Peters

 

Chris Woods, Marrickville LRAC

Marrickville                            

 

John Stamolis, Leichhardt LRAC

Balmain

 

Linda Kelly, Leichhardt LRAC

Leichhardt

 

 

 

Item 2:

Joseph Bell

Ashfield

 

Bruce Woolf

Sydney

 

Van Luan Nguyen

Tempe

 

Adam Sives

Marrickville

 

Kevin Lam

St Peters

 

James Cartwright

Rhodes

 

Victor Macri, Marrickville LRAC

Marrickville

 

Peter Tanvakeras

Marrickville

 

 

 

Item 3:

Linda Kelly, Leichhardt LRAC

Leichhardt

 

Darcy Byrne, Leichhardt LRAC

Leichhardt

 

 

 

Item 6:

Mark Krupinski

Marrickville

 

Justine Langford

Marrickville

 

James Gilronan

Dulwich Hill

 

 

 

Item 7:

John Stamolis, Leichhardt LRAC 

Balmain

 

 

 

Item 8:

John Caley

Newtown

 

Justin Hillis

Marrickville

 

James Gilronan

Dulwich Hill

 

Alex Lofts, Ashfield LRAC 

Summer Hill

 

Renee Holmes

Ashfield

 

 

 

Item 9

Linda Kelly, Leichhardt LRAC

Leichhardt

 

John Stamolis, Leichhardt LRAC 

Balmain

 

Darcy Byrne, Leichhardt LRAC

Leichhardt

 

 

 

Item 11:

Frank Breen, Leichhardt LRAC

Balmain

 

 

 

Item 12:

John Stamolis, Leichhardt LRAC 

Balmain

 

 

 

Item 13:

Mark Drury, Ashfield LRAC 

Ashfield

 

Frank Breen, Leichhardt LRAC

Balmain

 

John Stamolis, Leichhardt LRAC

Balmain

 

Darcy Byrne, Leichhardt LRAC

Leichhardt

 

 

 

Item 14:

Frank Breen, Leichhardt LRAC

Balmain

 

James Gilronan

Dulwich Hill

 

 

 

Item 16:

Mark Drury, Ashfield LRAC 

Ashfield

 

Frank Breen, Leichhardt LRAC

Balmain

 

John Stamolis, Leichhardt LRAC

Balmain

 

Darcy Byrne, Leichhardt LRAC

Leichhardt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 17:

Catherine Gemmell

Leichhardt

 

Christina Valentine

Leichhardt

 

Ted Cassidy, Ashfield LRAC

Haberfield

 

Alex Lofts, Ashfield LRAC

Summer Hill

 

Lesley Treleavan

Camperdown

 

Darcy Byrne, Leichhardt LRAC

Leichhardt

 

John Lozano

Haberfield