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Minutes of Council Meeting held on Wednesday 26 April 2017

 

Meeting commenced at 6.32pm

 

 

Present:

 

Richard Pearson

Administrator

Rik Hart

Interim General Manager

John Warburton

Deputy General Manager Community and Engagement

Michael Tzimoulas

Deputy General Manager Chief Financial and Administration Officer

Peter Gainsford

Deputy General Manager Assets and Environment

Pav Kuzmanovski

Group Manager Finance

Simon Manoski

Group Manager Strategic Planning

Wal Petschler

Group Manager Footpaths, Roads, Traffic and Stormwater

Tanya Whitmarsh

Group Manager Governance

Kendall Banfield

Manager WestConnex Unit

Gill Dawson

Manager Environment and Urban Planning

Marcus Rowan

Manager Planning Services

Mary Bailey

Parking Planner

Rad Miladinovic

Coordinator Governance and Administration (Minute Taker)

 

 

Public Speakers:         see last page 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.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

The Administrator determined that the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on Tuesday,
28 March 2017 be confirmed.

 

 

C0417 Item 1      Minutes of the IAG Meeting held 6 April 2017 and Minutes of the LRAC Meeting held 11 April 2017



The Administrator determined that:

 

1.       the Minutes of the IAG Meeting held on 06 April  2017 be noted;  and

2.       the Minutes of the LRAC Meeting held on 11 April  2017 be noted.

 

 


C0417 Item 2      WestConnex Update Report: Procurement for local area traffic improvement strategy and assessment of Stage 3 (M4-M5 Link) design plans; and submission on proposed modification of Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements for Stage 3

The Administrator determined that:

 

1.    Council receives and notes this report;

2.    pursuant to section 55(3)(i) of the Local Government Act 1993, the Council resolves that a satisfactory result would not be achieved by inviting tenders for the provision of the subject traffic modelling study due to the following extenuating circumstances:

a)    the services to be performed are specialised, particularly due to the proprietary nature of the software to which the services relate;

b)    a request for quote (RFQ) through Local Government Procurement did not identify any consultants capable of carrying out the scope of work;

c)    there is insufficient time to conduct an open tender and still have the service performed to meet the timeframe to which council is working;

3.    Council delegates authority to the Interim General Manager to enter into negotiations directly with Veitch Lister Consulting (VLC) and execute a contract for the provision of a traffic modelling study;

4.    Council notes that staff will issue a RFQ to select a suitable consultant to undertake a peer review of the traffic modelling to be undertaken by VLC.

5.    Council notes that staff have recently issued a RFQ to select a suitable consultant to undertake an assessment of the forthcoming WestConnex Stage 3 design plans;

6.    Council forwards to the Department of Planning & Environment (DP&E) any comments additional to those raised in the Council officers’ submission on proposed modifications to the Secretary’s Environmental Impact Assessment Requirements (SEARs) for the WestConnex Stage 3 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) - as a late addendum to the submission.

 

 

 

 

C0417 Item 3      Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 6 April 2017

The Administrator determined that the Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee meeting held on 06 April 2017 be received and the recommendations be adopted.

 

 

 

 


C0417 Item 4      Supplementary Report: Marrickville Heritage Review

The Administrator determined that:

 

1.    Council adopts the recommendations contained within the 28 February 2017 report with the following amendments:

·           delete 30 Carrington Road, Marrickville from the planning proposal

·           delete 149 Unwins Bridge Road, Tempe from the planning proposal

·           delete 294 Livingstone Road Marrickville from the planning proposal

·           delete 51 Frederick Street St Peters from the planning proposal

·           delete 389 Illawarra Road Marrickville (Church of Christ) from the planning proposal

·           delete 545 Princes Highway and 2 Samuel Street Tempe from the planning proposal;  and

 

2.    any further consideration of these items be carried out as part of a future heritage study.

 

 

 

 

C0417 Item 5      Inner West Council Operational Plan and Budget 2017/2018

The Administrator determined that:

 

1.    the Draft Operational Plan and Budget for 2017/18 be endorsed for the purpose of public exhibition for a period of at least 28 days subject to minor administrative changes;

 

2.    the Draft Fees and Charges for 2017/18 be endorsed for the purpose of public exhibition for a period of at least 28 days;

 

3.    a public meeting(s) be held as part of the consultation process;  and

 

4.    Council notes that a further report will be prepared following the public exhibition period outlining all submissions/feedback received.

 

 

 

 


C0417 Item 6      Draft Community Engagement Policy and Framework

The Administrator determined that Council endorses the Draft Community Engagement Policy and Framework for public exhibition from 28 April 2017 to 26 May 2017.

 

 

 

 

C0417 Item 7      Short-term Licenses at 24 Australia St Camperdown

The Administrator determined that Council authorises the General Manager or his delegate to enter into short-term licenses for 24 Australia St Camperdown upon conditions detailed in this report

 

 

 

 

C0417 Item 8      Post Exhibition Report - Draft Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011 Amendment - 85 Margaret Street, Petersham

The Administrator determined that:

 

1.    the report be received and noted; and

2.    Council forwards the draft amendment to MLEP 2011 to the Department of Planning & Environment seeking final approval and gazettal.

 

 


 

 

C0417 Item 9      Post Exhibition Report - Draft Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011 Amendment - to Protect Employment Land and Support the Viability of Commercial Activities in the B7 Business Park Zone and on other Business Zoned Land

The Administrator determined that:

 

1.    the report be received and noted; and

2.    Council forwards the draft amendment to MLEP 2011 to the Department of Planning & Environment seeking final approval and gazettal.

 

 

 

 

C0417 Item 10    Review of Planning Proposal Fees and Charges – Public Exhibition Outcomes

The Administrator determined that Council:

 

1.    approves and adopts the integrated Inner West Council planning proposal fee structure in accordance with the provisions of Local Government Act 1993;  and

2.    makes amendments to the Inner West Council Schedule of Fees and Charges 2016/17 to reflect the new planning proposal fee structure.

 

 

 

 


C0417 Item 11    Local Approvals Policy – Public Exhibition Outcomes

The Administrator determined that Council:

 

1.    adopts the draft Local Approvals Policy in accordance with section 166 of the Local Government Act 1993;  and

2.    approves the proposed amendment to Leichhardt Development Control Plan 2013 and adopt the amended Leichhardt Development Control Plan 2013.

 

 

 

 

C0417 Item 12    Venue for Council Meetings until September 2017

The Administrator determined that the Council meeting chamber at the Ashfield Service Centre of Inner West Council be used as the venue for the conduct of Ordinary Council meetings already scheduled on the following dates in 2017:

·     23 May

·     27 June

·     25 July

·     26 September

 

 

 

C0417 Item 13    Inner West Council Investments as at 31 March 2017

The Administrator determined that the report be received and noted.

 

 

C0417 Item 14    Cottages at 9 and 11 Marion Street Leichhardt

The Administrator determined that:

 

1.    Council prepares a car parking plan on the site of 9 and 11 Marion Street Leichhardt which is to be reported to the Local Traffic Committee following a community engagement process;

 

2.    should the car parking plan be approved by the Local Traffic Committee, Council proceeds with this work under the  SEPP (Infrastructure) 2007;  and

 

3.    Council provides $300,000 funding in the draft 17/18 budget for the demolition of the former cottages at 9 and 11 Marion Street, Leichhardt and replacement with parking area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting closed at 8.07pm.