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Council Meeting

23 May 2017

 

 

 

Minutes of Meeting

 

Meeting commenced at 6.30pm

 

 

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

Tanya Whitmarsh

Group Manager Governance

Pav Kuzmanovski

Group Manager Finance

Simon Manoski

Group Manager Strategic Planning

Wal Petschler

Group Manager Footpaths, Roads, Traffic and Stormwater

Elizabeth Richardson

Group Manager Development Assessment and Regulatory Services

Kendall Banfield

Manager WestConnex Unit

Gill Dawson

Manager Environment and Urban Planning

Jennifer Anderson

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.

 

 

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS:         

 

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

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

That the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 be confirmed.

 


 

 

 

C0517 Item 10    ADOPTION OF DRAFT INCLUSION ACTION PLAN

RESOLVED:

 

THAT Council:

1.   adopts the draft IAP and incorporate its strategies and actions in the Council’s Delivery Program and operational plans.

2.   submits the IAP to the State Government by 1 July 2017, as required by the NSW Disability Inclusion Act.

3.   notes that $60,000 from allocated Service Unit budgets will be used to initiate actions in 2017/18 relating to accessibility audits of community facilities and communications.

4.   develops KPIs for the workforce component of the IAP.

 

 

C0517 Item 14    MINUTES OF THE IAG MEETING HELD 04 MAY 2017 AND MINUTES OF THE LRAC MEETING HELD 09 MAY 2017

RESOLVED:

 

THAT:

 

1.       the Minutes of the IAG Meeting held on 04 May 2017 be noted.

2.       the Minutes of the LRAC Meeting held on 09 May 2017 be noted.

 

 

 

C0517 Item 1      WESTCONNEX UPDATE REPORT:  EXHIBITION OF M4-M5 LINK CONCEPT DESIGN, FUNDING FOR WESTCONNEX COMMUNITY ORGANISER POSITION, FUNDING FOR ROZELLE AGAINST WESTCONNEX PUBLICATION AND M4 EAST TREE REPLACEMENT PROGRAM

RESOLVED:

 

THAT Council:

1.       receives and notes this report.

2.       writes to the City of Sydney seeking a contribution of half of the funding of the Community Organiser position, i.e. $50,000.

3.       endorses a one-off funding contribution of $3,300 to Rozelle Against WestConnex (RAW) for a WestConnex opposition tabloid publication for distribution to the community.

 

4.       makes urgent representations to the Minister for WestConnex in relation to the M4-M5 Link (Stage 3) of WestConnex that:

 

a)    the Concept Design Plans issued on 12 May are causing significant concern in the Inner West community due to the general, vague and selective nature of the plans and that they should either be withdrawn or immediately augmented to address concerns identified by Council and in the Coalition Against WestConnex letter dated 22 May.

b)    a firm closing date for submissions on the Concept Design Plans be set of not less than 8 weeks from the date of new or amended plans being released.

 

 

c)    there be no overlap of the exhibition of the Concept Design Plans with exhibition of the EIS in order that community comments on the Design Plans are appropriately factored into the EIS, ensuring there is a proper purpose to exhibition of the Concept Design Plans.

d)    the EIS be exhibited for a period of not less than 8 weeks and, given imminent Council elections, that closing date for submissions on the EIS concludes after Council elections on 9 September to enable the newly elected Council to finalise Council’s submission.

 

5.       further considers the need for expert consultant input into the Western Harbour Tunnel proposal and appropriate budget allocation.

 

 

 

 

 C0517 Item 2     LOCAL TRAFFIC COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 4 MAY 2017

RESOLVED:

 

THAT the Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 4 May 2017 be received and noted.

 

 

 

C0517 Item 3      PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO FLOOR SPACE RATIO CONTROLS IN LEICHHARDT LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN 2013

RESOLVED:               

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    receive and note this report.

 

2.    request that an amendment to Leichhardt Local Environmental Plan 2013 be drafted by Parliamentary Counsel which reflects the planning proposal consistent with Option 3 of the Floor Space Ratio Review.

 

3.    seek the Department of Planning and Environment to notify the amendment. 

 

 

 

C0517 Item 4      DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY AND ASSESSMENT PROCESS IMPROVEMENT

RESOLVED:

 

THAT:

 

1.   Council adopt the Development Advisory and Assessment Policy shown as Attachment 1.

 

2.   the Policy be reviewed no later than 12 months from its commencement.

 

      


 

 

C0517 Item 5      POST EXHIBITION REPORT- DRAFT MARRICKVILLE LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN 2011 AMENDMENT - TO DELETE SHOP TOP HOUSING AS A USE PERMITTED WITH CONSENT IN THE B7 BUSINESS PARK ZONE

RESOLVED:

 

THAT:

 

1.       the report be received and noted.

 

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

 

 

C0517 Item 6      CODE OF MEETING PRACTICE

RESOLVED:

 

THAT:

1.       the Draft Code of Meeting Practice, as shown attached to the report at ATTACHMENT 1, be placed on public exhibition in accordance with Section 362 of the Local Government Act, subject to the following changes:

 

          a)      In clause 2.8(11) the time for submitting documents change from 2pm to 12pm;

 

b)      In Clause 2.15(1), the conclusion time of the meeting be 11pm, and discussion can continue to 11.10pm to finalise discussion on the matter; and

 

2.       after the conclusion of the public exhibition period, Council receive a further report on submissions received during the public exhibition period.

 

 

 

C0517 Item 7      ATTENDANCE AT THE NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY 18-21 JUNE 2017

RESOLVED:

 

THAT Council endorse the registration of LRAC Member Frank Breen to attend the National General Assembly to be held in Canberra from 18-21 June 2017.

 

 

 

C0517 Item 8      NSW ABORIGINAL RUGBY LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CARNIVAL (KOORI KNOCKOUT)

RESOLVED:

 

THAT Council:

1.   partners with the Redfern All-Blacks Board to host the 2017 NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout Carnival (Koori Knockout), and enter into a partnership agreement.

2.   determines to support the 2017 NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout Carnival (Koori Knockout) considerate of any budget implications, including and up to a maximum total contribution of $111,000 (including in-kind support and fee waivers).

 

 

C0517 Item 9      INNER WEST COUNCIL GRANT PROGRAM GUIDELINES

RESOLVED:

 

THAT Council approves the attached Inner West Council Grant Program Guidelines.

 

 

 

C0517 Item 11    INNER WEST COUNCIL INVESTMENT POLICY

RESOLVED:

 

THAT Council:

 

1.       receive and notes the report.

 

2.       endorses the Inner West Council Investment Policy with a view of reviewing the policy as a part of the June 2018 Investment report.

 

 

 

C0517 Item 12    INNER WEST INVESTMENTS AS AT 30 APRIL 2017

RESOLVED:

 

THAT the report be received and noted.

 

 

 

C0517 Item 13    QUARTERLY BUDGET REVIEW STATEMENT FOR THE PERIOD ENDED 31 MARCH 2017

RESOLVED:

 

THAT:

 

1.       the report be received and noted.

 

2.       Council approves the budget adjustments required.

 

 

 

 

Meeting closed at 9.19pm.

 


 

 

 

PUBLIC SPEAKERS

 

Item #

 

Speaker             

Suburb

 

Item 1:

 

John Stamolis     

 

LRAC Member

 

Rochelle Porteous

Balmain

 

Peter Hehir

Rozelle

 

Chris Elenor

Haberfield

 

Paul Jeffery

Leichhardt

 

Catherine Gemmell

Leichhardt

 

Chris Woods

LRAC Member

 

Alice Kershaw

Rozelle

 

Mark Drury

LRAC Member

 

Lucille McKenna OAM

LRAC Member

 

Alex Lofts

LRAC Member

 

Lesley Treleaven

Camperdown

 

Jo Alley

Ashfield

 

Richard Dudley-Smith

Annandale

 

James Gilronan

Dulwich Hill

 

John Lozano

Haberfield

 

Item 3:

 

Bruce Threlfo

 

Marrickville

 

Rochelle Porteous

Balmain

 

Craig Channels

Rozelle

 

John Stamolis

LRAC Member

 

John Jobling

LRAC Member

 

Frank Breen

LRAC Member

 

Item 4:

 

Bruce Threlfo

 

Marrickville

 

Victor Macri

LRAC Member

 

John Stamolis

LRAC Member

 

Item 6

 

Rochelle Porteous

 

Balmain

 

Chris Woods

LRAC Member

 

Craig Channels

Rozelle

 

Caroline Stott

LRAC Member

 

Alex Lofts

LRAC Member

 

Lucille McKenna OAM

LRAC Member

 

Frank Breen

LRAC Member

 

Victor Macri

LRAC Member

 

John Stamolis

LRAC Member

 

James Gilronan

LRAC Member

 

John Jobling

LRAC Member

 

Morris Mansour

LRAC Member

 

Item 8

 

Shane Phillips

 

Redfern

 

Craig Channels

Rozelle

 

Kirsty Reaks

Calwell ACT

 

John Jobling

LRAC Member

 


 

 

Item #

 

Speaker             

Suburb

 

Item 10

 

Jackson Ross

 

Forest Lodge

 

Item 11

 

Alex Lofts

 

LRAC Member

 

Frank Breen

LRAC Member

 

Item 13:

 

Mark Drury                  

 

LRAC Member

 

James Gilronan

Dulwich Hill

 

Lucille McKenna OAM

LRAC Member

 

Item 14:    

 

John Stamolis

 

LRAC Member