Extraordinary Council Meeting

31 October 2017

 

 

Minutes of Extraordinary Council Meeting held on 31 October 2017

 

Meeting commenced at  6.32pm

 

 

Present:

Darcy Byrne

Julie Passas

Marghanita Da Cruz Mark Drury

Lucille McKenna OAM

Colin Hesse

Sam Iskandar

Pauline Lockie

Victor Macri

Rochelle Porteous

Vittoria Raciti

John Stamolis

Louise Steer

Anna York
Rik Hart

Peter Gainsford

Mayor

Deputy Mayor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor (6.50pm)

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Interim General Manager

Deputy General Manager Assets and Environment

Michael Tzimoulas

Deputy General Manager Chief Financial and Administration Officer

John Warburton

Tanya Whitmarsh

Deputy General Manager Community and Engagement

Group Manager Governance

Erla Ronan

Ian Naylor

Katherine Paixao

Group Manager Community Services and Culture

Manager Civic and Executive Support

Business Paper Coordinator (Minute Taker)

 

ApologIES:

Motion (Hesse/Da Cruz)

That apologies from Clr Kiat be accepted and leave of absence granted.

 

Carried Unanimously

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

 

Motion:     (Passas/Hesse)

 

That apologies from Clr Raciti for lateness be accepted.

 

Carried Unanimously

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

 

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 Mayor 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:         

 

Councillor Lockie, declared a non-significant, non-pecuniary interest in Item 7 Notice of Motion: Reversing OSHC Fee Increases, as her family pays for use of this service.

 

Motion (Byrne/York)

 

That the Declaration of Interest be received and noted.

 

Carried Unanimously

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

 

Suspension of Standing Orders (Byrne/Stamolis)

 

That Item 9 be brought forward to be dealt with at this time.

Carried Unanimously

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

 

Councillor Raciti entered the Meeting at 6.50pm

 

C1017 Item 9      Notice of Motion: Pride in the Inner West

Motion:     (York/Byrne)

 

THAT Council staff provide a report through the General Manager to Council on how the Inner West Council can:

 

1.       Support the work of the Inner West LGBTIQ Forum and strengthen its activities by dedicating an LGBTIQ Community Engagement Officer;

 

2.       Identifying options to provide a Council facility for the purpose of establishing a Pride Centre in the Inner West, including options for potential funding partner/s to support the Centre;

 

3.       Lobby the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to keep Fair Day at Camperdown Memorial Rest Park;

 

4.       Update Council forms to reflect the 2013 guidelines on the recognition of sex and gender;

 

5.       Commission a gateway mural at a prime location reinforcing the Inner West as a safe, positive and friendly community;

 

6.       Establish an awards scheme to recognise LGBTIQ-friendly businesses in each ward; and

 

7.       Work towards making all Council facilities inclusive, accessible and LGBTIQ safe spaces, including training staff.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, McKenna OAM, Porteous, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Crs Macri, Passas and Raciti

 

 

Resumption of Standing Orders (Hesse/McKenna OAM)

 

That Standing Orders be resumed.

 

Carried Unanimously

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

 

Councillor Passas left the Meeting at 7:28 pm.

Councillor Passas returned to the Meeting at 7:31 pm.

 

C1017 Item 19    Mayoral Minute: Appointment of Councillor Support Staff

Motion:     (Byrne)

 

THAT a report for administrative assistance for Councillors be prepared and consider the following:

 

a.   Appropriate number of Councillor support staff and the ratio of support staff to Councillors;

b.   Costs and funding associated with providing this assistance;

c.   An appropriate system of oversight and management of staff; and

d.   Selection criteria.

 

Carried Unanimously

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

 

Councillor Passas left the Meeting at 7:40 pm.

 

C1017 Item 1      Administrator's End of Term Report

Motion: (McKenna OAM/Macri)

 

THAT

 

1.    Council received and note the Administrator’s End of Term Report.

 

2.    The Mayor write to the Administrator and thank him for the work undertaken during the period of administration and particularly his support for the community under siege from WestConnex.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Drury, Iskandar, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Raciti, Stamolis and York

Against Motion:          Crs Da Cruz, Hesse, Porteous and Steer

Absent:                        Clr Passas

 

Foreshadowed Motion     (Porteous)

 

This Council rejects the Administrator’s end at term report as an inaccurate record of the real costs and poor community outcomes of 16 months of forced amalgamation under an Administrator.

 

The Foreshadowed Motion lapsed.

 

Councillor Passas returned to the Meeting at 8:00 pm.

C1017 Item 2      Local Government NSW Annual Conference

Motion (Lockie/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Nominate Councillors Porteous, Steer, Da Cruz, Hesse, Lockie, Byrne, Drury, Iskandar, Stamolis, York and McKenna OAM to attend the 2017 Local Government NSW Conference; and

 

2.   Determine their 10 voting delegates for the Conference to be Councillors Porteous, Steer, Da Cruz, Hesse, Lockie, Byrne, Drury, Stamolis, York and McKenna OAM;

 

Carried Unanimously

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

 

3.   The following motions be put forward to the Conference for debate.

 

(a) That LGNSW lobbies the Australian and NSW State Governments to incorporate air drying of laundry, with associated access to sunlight and air circulation, into the building code for all dwellings.

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, McKenna OAM, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Crs Macri and Passas

(b) That NABERS Energy Rating and BASIX be extended to include operational cost of dwellings including base charges for electricity, gas and water, pro-rata cost of strata management fees, operating lifts, swimming pools and other shared facilities.

Carried Unanimously

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

 

(c)That the Local Government Association recognise the Social, Health and Economic importance of Walking. That the local government association form a Walkability Task Force/Committee to work with Councils to include Walkability as a performance indicator.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, McKenna OAM, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Crs Macri and Passas

(d) That NSW Local Government’s policy on amalgamations includes the requirement that where an amalgamation with one or more councils is proposed there be a binding referendum in each council area asking voters if they want their council to be amalgamated or not. In order for an amalgamation to go ahead, each council area would need to achieve a majority vote in favour of the amalgamation.  

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Cr Passas

(e) That the NSW Local Government advocate strongly to the Premier and the Minister for Local Government the need to ensure that the capped IPART rate increases never fall below wage increase rates and CPI again. Acknowledging as well that NSW Local Government already has a policy of non-support for rate pegging.

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Cr Passas

 

(f) That a full review of Councillor (and Mayoral) allowance be conducted to reflect and address:

·         Recognised remuneration benchmarks

·         NSW public sector remuneration

·         Actual Councillor workloads

·         The level of decision making required by Councillors

·         The impact of Local Government Reform

·         Allowances received in other states

·         The ability for people to participate in Local Government due to the very low remuneration offered

Carried Unanimously

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

 

Matter Arising - Death of Binni Kirkbright-Burney (Macri/Byrne)

 

Motion:     (Macri/Byrne)

 

THAT:

1.    The Inner West Council express its deep sadness at the passing of Linda  Burney’s beloved only son Binni; and

2      That the Mayor send a letter of condolence to Linda Burney and family on behalf of Council.

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

 

C1017 Item 3      2017/18 Inner West Council Grants Program

Motion: (York/Hesse)

 

THAT:

 

1.    Council approve the funding recommendations for the Inner West Council grants program 2017/18 contained in Attachment 1;

2.    Council receive a further report on the criteria and process for the grants program and any proposed changes to the criteria for future grant programs.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, McKenna OAM, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Crs Macri and Passas

 

Foreshadowed Motion: (Passas/Raciti)

 

THAT the 2017/18 Inner West Council Grants Program be deferred.

 

The Foreshadowed Motion lapsed.

 

C1017 Item 4      Councillor Representation on Committees

Motion: (Byrne/Passas)

 

THAT Councillor representation on Council and External Committees be as follows:-

 

Name of Committee

Councillor Representation

Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee

Councillors McKenna OAM and Steer.

 

(During discussion of this item Councillors voted on representation between Councillors McKenna OAM, Passas and Steer and Councillors McKenna OAM and Steer received the most number of votes and were determined to be the Councillor representatives).

Flood Management Advisory Committee

Councillors McKenna OAM, Hesse and Da Cruz.

Local Traffic Committee

 

Councillor Passas with Councillor Da Cruz as an alternate.

Sydenham to Bankstown Working Group

Councillors Drury and Hesse.

ClubGrants

The Mayor, Councillor Byrne and Councillor Porteous.

 

Cooks River Alliance Board

The Mayor, Councillor Byrne and Councillor Hesse as an alternate.

Eastern Region Local

Government Region of

Aboriginal & Torres Strait

Islander Forum (ERLGATSIF)

Councillor Da Cruz.

Greenway Steering

Committee

 

Councillors York, Lockie and Kiat.


NSW Public

Libraries Association

Councillor  Lockie and Councillor Steer as an alternate.

Parramatta River

Catchment Group

Councillor Drury and Councillor Da Cruz as an alternate.

Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC)

The Mayor, Councillor Byrne and Councillor Porteous and Councillors McKenna OAM and Stamolis as alternates.

Sydney Airport

Community

Forum

The Mayor, Councillor Byrne.

Sydney Central Planning Panel

The representation be deferred for consideration in the November Council Meeting.

Sydney Coastal

Council Group

Councillors Porteous and Hesse.

 

Carried Unanimously

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

 

C1017 Item 5      MERGER IMPLEMENTATION COSTS

Motion:     (Hesse/Lockie)

 

THAT the report be received and noted.

 

Carried Unanimously

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

 

C1017 Item 6      Notice of Motion: Inner West Waterways

Motion:     (McKenna OAM/Drury)

 

THAT Council:-

 

1.    Calls on the General Manger to bring back a report for practical steps that would lead to working with the Parramatta River Catchment Group to create a safe swim site in the Inner West Council part of the Parramatta river, Implementing Stormwater pollution traps, gross pollutant traps and Water Sensitive Urban Design on all stormwater drains in the local government area and what additional support to the Inner West Council could propose for the next action plan of Cooks River Alliance that would result in measurable improvements.

 

2.    The report to include costings for the main works and whether these are already in Councils forward planning

 

Carried Unanimously

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

 

Councillor Pauline Lockie left the Meeting at 9:25 pm as she had declared a non-significant, non-pecuniary interest in Item 7.

 

 

C1017 Item 7      Notice of Motion: Reversing OSHC fee increases

Motion:     (York/Steer)

 

THAT:

 

1.   The General Manager provide a report on the evidence it has used to justify this fee increase, including evidence that it will in fact deter parents from late pick up; and

 

2.   In the meantime while this report is prepared and considered by Council, that these fee increases immediately revert to the previous 2016/17 rate at Stanmore Public School and other impacted schools.

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, McKenna OAM, Porteous, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Crs Macri, Passas and Raciti

Absent:                        Councillor Lockie

 

 

Councillor Lockie returned to the Meeting at 9:33 pm.

 

Councillors York and Steer left the Meeting at 9:37 pm.

 

Councillors York and Steer returned to the Meeting at 9:43 pm.

 

 

C1017 Item 8      Notice of Motion: UNWINDING THE UNELECTED COUNCIL'S BAN ON DOGS IN PUBS

Motion:     (Byrne/Drury)

 

THAT Council:

1.    Produce a report which will investigate allowing access to dogs in pubs across the Inner West Council area. The report will address:

a)         Explaining the reasons for and the process that resulted in the ban being implemented and hotels systematically being threatened with fines if they were found to have dogs on their premises;

 

b)        Identifying the past mechanisms through which statutory food safety and WHS requirements have been upheld by Council officers without implementing a blanket ban; and

 

c)         Exploring options for how complaints about dogs in pubs could be resolved through mitigation rather than litigation of punitive action from Council.

2.    Consult with relevant hotel owners, licensees and managers about how the ban on dogs has affected their business and to identify practical measures that could maintain food safety standards without banning dogs from pubs. The results of this consultation are to be reported back to Council;

 

3.    That the report includes further information on the Companion Animal Amendment (Dining Areas) Bill 2017 moved in NSW Parliament by Jamie Parker MP; and

 

4.    That the Mayor write to all State MPs asking them to support legislation that comes to parliament which will enable people to bring their dogs into pubs.

Carried Unanimously

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

 

Councillors Iskandar and Macri left the Meeting at 9:50 pm.

 

Councillor Iskandar returned to the Meeting at 9:59 pm.

 

Councillor Passas left the Meeting at 10:00 pm.

Councillor Passas returned to the Meeting at 10:09 pm.

 

C1017 Item 10    Notice of Motion: A Healthier Inner West

Motion:     (Drury/Steer)

 

THAT for the February 2018 meeting the General Manager provide reports on how Council can:

 

1.   Invest $65 million over the next 3 years in sporting fields, parks, playgrounds and pools to deliver the highest-quality facilities for local families and clubs and that this be informed by the results of the Inner West Council Recreation Needs Study;

 

2.   Establish an Inner West Office of Sport to provide assistance to clubs and transform the Council’s relationship with sporting clubs from one based on ground hire only into a strategic partnership to improve the health and wellbeing of our community;

 

3.   Work with clubs to identify bold targets for increasing the participation of women and girls across all sports and implement ways of increasing participation from people from lower socio-economic backgrounds;

 

4.   Establish new netball courts, of which there are too few, and the first hockey field in the Inner West Council area; and

 

5.    Provide for longer tenure on home grounds to allow clubs and Council to jointly apply for state and federal grants to upgrade sporting fields and to have a revised booking field system that acknowledges clubs have longer lead times in preparation for seasons.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Councillor Macri

Councillor Stamolis left the Meeting at 10:09 pm.

 

Councillor Stamolis returned to the Meeting at 10:11 pm.

 

Councillor Macri returned to the Meeting at 10:16 pm.

 

Councillor Raciti left the Meeting at 10:20 pm.

 

Councillor Raciti returned to the Meeting at 10:30 pm.

 

C1017 Item 11    Notice of Motion: Supporting our Creative Communities

Motion:     (York/Steer)

 

THAT the General Manager provide reports on how Council can:

 

1.            Bring Vivid Sydney to the Inner West

Including a proposal to Destination NSW to bring the Vivid Sydney Festival to into key main streets and iconic locations throughout the Inner West.

 

2.             Establish a Live Music Development Fund

 

Proposed as an initial $200,000 live music fund to encourage artists and venues to put on more gigs at existing live music venues, as well as           establish new venues throughout the Inner West.

 

3.            Bring arts and live music to the shop fronts, former factories, cafes and office blocks of the Inner West

Including options on reforms that will allow non-residential buildings to be used as a small scale arts and live music spaces, without the need for a development application to be submitted.

 

4.            Make the Inner West Sydney’s street art capital

Including recommendations to invest an additional $500,000 in new street art to extend the Perfect Match program across the entire inner west, and remove the restrictions homeowners and businesses face if they want to decorate their premises with murals, and options to decorate garbage and recycling trucks and other Council vehicles with murals and positive social messages about harmony, respect and diversity. Options for the expansion of Council’s support for the public art also include two dimension art, three dimension art, and digital art should also be considered.

 

In addition, the report should include a recommendation on the creation of an Inner West Council Art prize, potentially by reinstating the budget of the former Marrickville Council’s contemporary Art prize, as well as options for the curation and venues for the prize.

5.         Expand the artist in residence program across the Inner West

Including options to set aside five properties as temporary residencies and five spaces as temporary work spaces across the local government area to be made available to visual artists, sculptors, and writers.

6.            In addition to the elements above to be addressed in the requested report from Council staff, Council also expresses its in principle commitment the transformation of the industrial area between Sydenham Station and Victoria Road in Marrickville into a vibrant live music and arts precinct, and further notes the threat to live music and the creative arts in Victoria Road to Sydenham Station area posed by Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Porteous, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Crs Passas and Raciti

 

C1017 Item 12    Notice of Motion: Pensioner Rebates

Motion:     (Passas/Raciti)

 

THAT:

 

1. The General Manager produce a report to the next Ordinary Meeting of Council outlining the financial impact of increasing the voluntary pensioner rebate (relating to rates) for eligible pensioners of $200 per annum;

 

2. The report also includes a plan to harmonise pensioner rebates across the Inner West Council area for eligible pensioners starting 1 July 2018; and

3. The Mayor makes representations to the Premier the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP requesting that the State Government contribution towards Councils Pensioner Rates rebate be increased to reflect the consumer price index increases that have occurred since the last State Government review of its contribution.

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

 

Amendment (Stamolis/Porteous)

 

Amend point 1 of the Motion to read: The General Manager produce a report to the next Ordinary Meeting of Council outlining the financial impact of increasing the voluntary pensioner rebate (relating to rates) for eligible pensioners by $200 per annum;

 

Amendment Lost

For Amendment:        Crs Da Cruz, Hesse, Lockie, Porteous, Stamolis and Steer

Against Amendment: Crs Byrne, Drury, Iskandar, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Raciti and York

 

Councillor Passas left the Meeting at 10:45 pm.

 

C1017 Item 13    Notice of Motion: General Manager’s Performance Review

Motion:     (Porteous/Byrne)

 

THAT:

1. Council establish a General Manager Performance Review Panel, to be chaired by the Mayor.

2. Council formally resolves that Councillors Byrne, York, Porteous, Stamolis and Raciti form the Panel.

3. That the Panel meet to establish a process for the assessment of the General Manager’s performance with the assistance of the Group Manager Human Resources as soon as possible.

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Councillor Passas

 

 

C1017 Item 14    Notice of Motion: INNER WEST COUNCIL ART PRIZE

 

Councillor Steer withdrew this motion.

 

C1017 Item 15    Notice of Motion: Affordable housing for the Inner West

This matter was deferred till the next Ordinary Council Meeting.

 

C1017 Item 16    Notice of Motion: Ensuring an Affordable, Quality Early Education and Childcare Place for Every Child

This matter was deferred till the next Ordinary Council Meeting.

 

C1017 Item 17    Notice of Motion: Aboriginal Names for Inner West Council Wards

Motion:     (McKenna OAM/Stamolis)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Refer this notice of motion to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Reference Group for their input and comment.

 

2.    Following the comment from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Reference Group advice be sought from the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Councillor Passas

 

Matter Arising (Stamolis/ Steer)

 

THAT the Inner West Council website should display aboriginal motifs or artworks more prominently and these be consulted with the ATSI SRG.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Councillor Passas

 

 C1017 Item 18   Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee

Motion:     (Drury/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Adopt the Charter of the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee shown as Attachment 1; and

 

2.   Adopt the Minutes of the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee of 7 September 2017.

 

Carried Unanimously

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Councillor Passas

 

 

Councillor Porteous moved the following Urgency Motion:

Urgency Motion: (Porteous/

Supporting Workers’ Rights and Industrial Action

THAT Council notes that:

a.      The Federal government is slashing Sunday and public holiday penalty rates

b.      These cuts could affect over 700,000 workers in hospitality, retail, fast food and pharmacy who could lose up to $6,000 a year

c.       While most council workers are currently protected under the State Local Government Award, once benefits are lost in one industry then this can become a pattern which sees rights lost across all industries

d.      Many working people depend on penalty rates to pay their bills and make ends meet, penalty rates are a fair and equitable recognition work being done during unsociable hours

THAT Council:

a.       Supports Unions NSW National Day of Action planned for November 16th with Council’s social and traditional media communications

b.      Stands with Inner West Council residents who deserve to have their penalty rates legislated and protected

c.       Believes that the decent working conditions in the Local Government sector must be protected and should be available to working people in all industries

d.      Calls on the Federal Parliament to legislate to return penalty rates to all workers

e.      Supports the rights of workers and unions to take collective action to protect their industrial rights and working conditions

 

The Mayor declared the matter not urgent and ruled it out of order.

 

 

Councillor Porteous moved the following Urgency Motion:

 

 

Urgency Motion: (Porteous/

 

1. That the following item be rescinded:

 

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.

 

4. That following rescission of the above item, a report be brought to the December 2017 Ordinary meeting on the opportunity for conversion of cottages 9 and 11 Marion St to a Community Centre for Leichhardt Youth.

 

 

 

The Mayor declared the matter not urgent and ruled it out of order.

 

 

Meeting closed at 10.53 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Public Speakers:

 

 

Item #

 

Speaker             

Suburb

Item 9:

Ralph Cerminara

Rita Machaalani

Matt Howard

Rene Holmes

Jack Begbie

Loti Misa

 

Marrickville

Marrickville

Marrickville

Ashfield

Ashfield

Croydon

Item 1:

 

 

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