Council Meeting

8 May 2018

 

 

Minutes of Ordinary Council Meeting held on 8 May 2018

 

Meeting commenced at 6.33pm

 

 

 

 

Present:

Darcy Byrne

Julie Passas

Marghanita Da Cruz Mark Drury

Lucille McKenna OAM

Colin Hesse

Sam Iskandar

Tom Kiat

Pauline Lockie

Victor Macri

Rochelle Porteous

Vittoria Raciti

John Stamolis

Louise Steer
Rik Hart

Elizabeth Richardson

Mayor

Deputy Mayor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor (6.40pm)

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor (6.43pm)

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

General Manager

Deputy General Manager Assets and Environment

Michael Tzimoulas

Deputy General Manager Chief Financial and Administration Officer

John Warburton

Deputy General Manager Community and Engagement

Nellette Kettle

 

David Birds

Ryan Cole

 

Graeme Palmer

Prue Foreman

Cathy Edwards-Davis

Kendall Banfield

Adam Vine

Joe Strati

Ian Naylor

Katherine Paixao

Group Manager Civic and Executive Support, Integration,

Customer Service and Business Excellence

Group Manager Strategic Planning

A/Group Manager, Development Assessment & Regulatory Services

Parking and Ranger Services Manager

Communication and Engagement Coordinator

Group Manager Trees, Parks and Sports Fields

Manager WestConnex Unit

Executive Manager, Enterprise Risk

Group Manager Legal Services

Manager Civic and Executive Support

Business Paper Coordinator (Minute Taker)

 

 

APOLOGIES:    

 

Motion: (Byrne/Stamolis)

 

THAT apologies from Clr York and apologies for lateness from Clr Porteous and Clr  McKenna OAM be accepted

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, Passas, Raciti, Stamolis and Steer

Against Motion:          Nil

 

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS:                    Nil

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

Motion: (Drury/Passas)

 

THAT Council suspend Standing Orders to bring forward Item 16 Notice of Motion: Condolence Motion John Francis WALSH, PSM, GCM, BCM, JP to be dealt with at this time.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, Passas, Raciti, Stamolis and Steer

Against Motion:           Nil

 

C0518 Item 16    Notice of Motion: Condolence Motion John Francis WALSH, PSM, GCM, BCM, JP

Motion: (Drury/Passas)

 

THAT Council write a letter of condolence to the family of  John Francis WALSH, PSM, GCM, BCM, JP, expressing our sadness at his passing and thanking them for his many years of service to the Inner West community.

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, Passas, Raciti, Stamolis and Steer

Against Motion:           Nil

 

Councillor McKenna OAM entered the Meeting at 6:40 pm.

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

Motion: (Byrne/Passas)

 

THAT Council bring forward Items 2, 5, 6 and 14 to be dealt with at this time.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Nil

 

Councillor Porteous entered the Meeting at 6:43 pm.

 

C0518 Item 2      Proposed amendments to Standard Instrument - Retail land use definitions

Motion: (Byrne/Iskandar)

 

THAT Council makes a submission to the Department of Planning and Environment based on the recommendations made in this report and advising that Council:

 

a)         Supports the need for change to the way the planning system addresses planning for retailing and supporting our centres;

 

b)         Supports a broader approach to planning for centres, including supporting non-retail activities such as live entertainment, arts and dining facilities in the daytime and in the evening;

 

c)         Supports the introduction of a new definition for artisan premises including microbreweries to support local businesses, subject to the proposed changes made in the report;

 

d)         Recommends that the Department carry out a holistic review of all the retail premises and other relevant definitions under the Standard Instrument LEP to help simplify and streamline planning approval processes for retailing and other supporting non-retail activities in centres, such as small bars;

 

e)         Seek a meeting with the Minister for Planning Anthony Roberts MP and the Department of Planning and Environment Departmental Secretary Carolyn McNally to discuss how the proposal can contribute to ensuring that the micro-brewery industry is viable and sustainable; and

 

f)          That planning for retail in local main streets should also focus on the objective of making main streets more sustainable. The retention of “essential, frequent use” retail shops uses such as grocers, bakers, butchers, greengrocers and newsagents in local main streets should be a priority for any proposed amendments to the standard instrument – retail land use definitions. Retaining the type of shops that generate frequent trips to the main street not only means higher footfall which benefits all retail shops, but also makes it easier to walk to the shops and to shop locally. Currently change of use for most retail shop uses is exempt development and does not require planning permission. Consideration should be given to providing additional protection to retention of “essential, frequent use” retail shops by, for example, requiring planning permission where a change of use is proposed for an "essential, frequent use" retail shop. 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Crs Macri, Passas, Raciti and Stamolis

 

C0518 Item 5      Regulation and Enforcement of Long Term Trailer Parking Report

Motion: (Passas/Byrne)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.       Note hat the amendments to the State Environmental Planning Policy No. 64 – Advertising and Signage (SEPP 64), in respect of advertising trailers, is suitable and has been successful in its application to date;

 

2.       Note that the Inner West LGA becoming a ‘declared area’ for the purposes of Section 15A(1) of the Impounding Act 1993, will not bring relief from the issue of long term boat trailer parking and regulation can occur via specific parking signage;

 

3.       Note that the long term parking of a registered trailer is not an offence and regulation can only occur via specific parking signage;

 

4.       Officers develop a signage strategy aimed at implementing ‘No Parking 7AM-7PM – Motor Vehicles under 4.5t GVM Excepted’ signage in Darley Road, Lilyfield Road and Railway Avenue, and that this strategy be reported to the Local Traffic Committee within two months;

 

5.       Investigate the feasibility of implementing a dry dock area for residents and ratepayers, being a secure facility with 24 hour access; and

 

6.       Investigate the feasibility of a signage strategy being implemented in Frederick      Street Ashfield in an addition to Darley Road, Lilyfield Road and Railway Avenue.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Nil

 

Councillor Raciti retired from the Meeting at 7:21 pm.

 

C0518 Item 6      Dogs in Parks-Elliot Park and Balmain Cove Companion Animal Review

Motion: (Stamolis/Macri)

 

THAT:

 

1.       Council proceed with an off leash trial period in the areas highlighted in Attachment 3 at Elliot Park and Balmain Cove for a period of six months commencing from 1 June to 1 December 2018;

 

2.       Council carry out an evaluation on the level of support for making the trial areas permanent at the conclusion of the trial period;

 

3.       Following the completion of the evaluation trail period, a further report on companion animal access at Elliot Park and Balmain Cove be brought back to Council for further consideration;

 

4.       Council prepare a flyer for the neighbouring area to advise of the trial and that Council will be seeking comments in order to evaluate the success or otherwise of the trail; and

 

5.       An assessment of the safety and accessibility of neighbouring townhouses, adjacent to Elliot Park be undertaken during the trial.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs McKenna OAM and Passas

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

 

Motion: (Byrne/Macri)

 

THAT Standing orders be resumed.

 

 

 

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

C0518 Item 1      Small Bars Proposed Amendment to Leichhardt Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2013

Motion: (Macri/Passas)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Resolves to not withdraw the Small Bars LEP Amendment;

 

2.   Writes to the Minister for Planning and the Department of Planning and Environment seeking reconsideration of the issue and requesting reversion to the approach initially supported by Parliamentary Counsel as outlined in the report; and

 

3. Prepare an amended proposal utilising a complying development approval pathway if the Minister refuses to reconsider the Exempt Development Planning Proposal.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

C0518 Item 3      Glebe Island Aggregate Handling and Concrete Batching Facility - Environmental Impact Statement

Motion: (Macri/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.       Endorse a submission to the Department of Planning and Environment objecting to the following:

 

a)    The EIS must be revised to address the failure to incorporate Council’s Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) request for inclusion of cumulative impacts of all developments in the Bays Precinct during both construction and operational phases, including the Glebe Island Multi-User Facility and Western Harbour Tunnel;

 

b)    The applicant’s intersection analysis must be revised to include and take into consideration traffic generated by the M4 – M5 link heavy vehicle stabling facility and the Glebe Island Multi-user Facility as these impacts must also be addressed in order to realistically analyse the deterioration of level of service and the operation of the adjacent road network;

 

c)    Assurance is required that Robert Street will not be used to provide any access, including relief access, for the concrete batching works as it is totally unsuitable for such use and would reduce access to the cruise passenger terminal, reduce access to parts of Balmain East, increase conflict and reduce safety at the Robert St/Mullens Street intersection;

 

d)    The Heritage Impact Statement (HIS) must be expanded to identify and describe the impacts on the remaining elements (including potential elements) of the former (first) Glebe Island Bridge, its embankments and potential archaeological evidence, including a site plan with proposed new structures overlaid on a drawing of existing state significant items. All fabric of state heritage significance associated with the both the former and current Glebe Island Bridge should be conserved and opportunities should be explored for erection of heritage interpretation;

 

e)    The EIS must be revised to address the permanent re-opening of the Glebe Island Bridge for an active transport route between Balmain/Rozelle and Pyrmont/Sydney CBD;

 

f)     The level of significance ascribed within the HIS (Appendix C) to the former Glebe Island Bridge given its historical, technical and associational significance; and

 

g)    Further investigation of foreshore public access arrangements for the site must be incorporated into the final proposed design and confirmation must be given that the proposed works will not preclude future foreshore access and connections.

 

h)    Minimise the air pollution from heavy and light vehicles and water vessels associated with the operation of the facility by requiring them to meet the highest emission standards;

 

i)     To ensure pedestrian safety and residential amenity restrict heavy vehicles from travelling to and from the site via Annandale, Leichhardt     and Forest Lodge.

 

2.       Write to the relevant NSW Ministers re-stating commitment to the permanent re-opening of the Glebe Island Bridge for active transport as included in the Inner West Council Integrated Transport Plan and Urban Growth’s Bays Precinct Transformation Strategy (pgs. 22 and 52);

 

3.       Retains support for full public access to the Harbour Foreshore; and

 

4.       Opposes the proposal which will mean significant air and noise pollution      impacts unacceptable numbers of heavy vehicles using local roads and a       complete alienation of the community from the foreshore.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

Amendment (Stamolis/Hesse)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Opposes 24/7 port operations in Sydney Harbour in particular when adjacent or near residential zones; and

 

 

 

Motion Lost

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Hesse, Stamolis and Steer

Against Motion:          Crs Da Cruz, Drury, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas and Porteous

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

2.    Retains support for full public access to the Harbour Foreshore.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Cr Passas

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

As the amendment was carried, it was included as part of the primary motion.

 

Amendment (Porteous/Da Cruz)

 

THAT Council opposes the proposal which will mean significant air and noise pollution impacts unacceptable numbers of heavy vehicles using local roads and a complete alienation of the community from the foreshore.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Porteous, Stamolis and Steer

Against Motion:          Crs Drury, Macri, McKenna OAM and Passas

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

As the amendment was carried, it was included as part of the primary motion.

 

Councillor Passas left the Meeting at 7:48 pm.

Councillor Passas returned to the Meeting at 7:56 pm.

 

C0518 Item 4      WestConnex Local Area Improvement Strategy

Motion: (Drury/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.       Adopts the draft WestConnex Local Area Improvement Strategy (LAIS); and

 

 

2.       Writes to the Minister for Roads and other relevant ministers, forwarding the         adopted LAIS with a request for funding of proposed LAIS works. Council to     argue that Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) funding is justified as the need for     these works is a direct result of WestConnex. Council recognises that while          Stage 3 may reduce traffic on some local streets, others will worsen as a result         of Stages 1, 2 and/or 3. Council remains opposed to all stages of WestConnex,      preferring public transport solutions to Sydney’s traffic congestion problems;     

 

3.       Refine the costings prior to submitting it to the State Government with the    aim   of achieving high service level standards; and

 

4.         Place notice and plans for Buruwan Park and King George's Park at the relevant locations.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

Amendment (Da Cruz/Porteous)

 

THAT Council place notice and plans for Buruwan Park and King George's Park at the relevant locations.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, Porteous, Stamolis and Steer

Against Motion:          Crs Drury, McKenna OAM and Passas

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

As the amendment was carried, it was included as part of the primary motion.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

8.05 pm - The Mayor, Clr Byrne adjourned the meeting for a short recess.

8.21pm – The Mayor, Clr Byrne resumed the meeting.

 

C0518 Item 7      Local Participatory Democracy at Inner West

Motion: (Drury/Passas)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Make the following SRGs/Committees permanent:

 

a.   Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander;

b.   Environment;

c.   Housing and Affordability;

d.   Planning and Heritage;

e.   Social Inclusion;

f.    Transport; and

g.   Young Leaders.

 

2.    Replace the Economic Development SRG with the established quarterly forum of Inner West local business chambers and associations, with outcomes reported to Council;

 

3.    Establish an Access advisory group with outcomes reported to Council;

 

4.    Ensure the Environment SRG has representation from community members with an interest or expertise in the Cooks River and Parramatta River catchments;

 

5.    Convene a Multicultural Roundtable bringing together community leaders from Inner West’s diverse communities, and scope development of Multicultural Communication and Engagement guidelines noting that Council has voted to consider establishing a permanent multicultural advisory group, not just a roundtable, and the report is pending;

 

6.    Determine to receive and note a bi-monthly Local Democracy report prepared by Council’s Engagement team. The report will include SRG meeting minutes and updates from relevant working groups, Access advisory group and Business Forum;

 

7.       Determine that Council by resolution may refer items to SRGs, Business Forum or working groups for advice and recommendations to be reported back;

 

8.       Endorse a trial of options including:

 

a.   Hold an annual Councillor roadshow/community forum in each ward, encouraging a large and diverse group of local residents to participate in an engagement event in their local area;

b.   Support community-led independent resident groups through a small grants program to cover meeting costs such as venue hire;

c.   Establish a register of community groups for relevant engagements;  and

d.   Implement a marketing campaign promoting ways to get involved in engagement processes and lodge service requests.

 

9.       Update the Community Engagement Framework to:

 

a.    Include any resolutions resulting from this report;

 

b.    Include information about the elected Council; and

 

c.   Review the Community Engagement Framework including the impact of any resolutions which result from this report and the functions of SRGs/committees, Business Forum, advisory and working groups in one year, and report back to Council.

 

10.  Requests a further report reviewing the various pre amalgamation community          facilities committees with a view to reinstating those that are relevant;

 

11.   Requests a report on having regular Your Say Inner West street stalls                         on Saturday, rotating across all main streets for general feedback from the                    community to Council;

 

12.   Requires the executive (GM and Deputy GMs) to hold regular outreach forums        with the community in different locations;

 

13.     Consult the community on with the proposed Local Democracy    Framework and           report back to Council on the consultation and the costing of the   framework; and

 

14.     Establish a separate history and heritage advisory committee under      the    Planning and Heritage Committee.

 

Motion Lost

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Drury, Iskandar, Macri, McKenna OAM and Passas

Against Motion:          Crs Da Cruz, Hesse, Kiat, Lockie, Porteous, Stamolis and Steer

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreshadowed Motion (Porteous/Da Cruz)

 

THAT:

 

1.    The following Council Committees be established and made permanent:

 

a.   Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander;

b.   Environment;

c.   Housing Affordability and Homelessness Prevention;

d.   Planning and Heritage;

e.   Social Inclusion

f.    Transport; 

g.   Young Leaders;

h.   Seniors;

i.    Safety;

j.    Cycling;

k.  Access; and

l.   Multicultural.

 

2.   Council Replace the Economic Development SRG with the established                 quarterly forum of Inner West local business chambers and associations,        with outcomes reported to Council;

 

3.   Establish separate Cooks River and Parramatta River Committees;

 

4.  That it be noted that Committees and Groups are invaluable where used effectively to ensure the community has the opportunity to participate in       open government.

 

  Council’s Committee and Groups (excluding the Statutory Committees) are       able and encouraged to:

 

a)    Enable more debate and discussion in a more welcoming environment than the formal Council meeting;

b)    Workshop new ideas and policies;

c)    Incubate and develop new ideas ;

d)    Receive feedback and provide a consultative framework;

e)    Build support for a new idea, new policy or proposal;

f)     Challenge Council, review what Council does, seeking constant improvement; and

g)    Advocate for change and for new ideas and policies.

 

5. Councillors are welcomed members of all Committees and there should be    no restrictions on the membership of Committees or Groups.

 

6. Determine that Council by resolution may refer items to these Committees,            Business Forum or working groups for advice and recommendations to be         reported back, and that Committees may by resolution refer              
      items/recommendations to Council for its consideration;

 

     7.           a.       Support community-led Independent resident groups through a small                      grants program to cover meeting costs such as publication and                                   distribution of minutes and agendas. In addition, venues to be                                    provided to community-led independent resident groups at no cost                          for meetings;

                   c.       Establish a register of community groups for relevant                                                  engagements;  and

                   d.       Implement a marketing campaign promoting ways to get involved in                         local community-led resident groups. 

 

8. Review and Update the Community Engagement Framework to:

 

a.   Include any resolutions resulting from this report; 

b.   Include information about the elected Council;

c.  Develop and updated Community Engagement Framework which will     deliver on the expectations of the elected council and the                            community;

d.   Review the Community Engagement Framework including the impact             of any resolutions which result from this report and the functions         of  Committees, Business Forum, advisory and working groups in   
      one year, and report back to Council.

 

       9.  Council establish a separate history and heritage advisory committee under                       the Planning and Heritage Committee; and

 

10.  Any additional costings be identified in the next quarterly budget review.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Byrne, Drury, Iskandar, Macri, McKenna OAM and Passas

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

Amendment (Macri/Byrne)

 

THAT Council consult the community on with the proposed Local Democracy Framework and report back to Council on the consultation and the costing of the framework.

 

Motion Lost

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Drury, Iskandar, Macri, McKenna OAM and Passas

Against Motion:          Crs Da Cruz, Hesse, Kiat, Lockie, Porteous, Stamolis and Steer

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

Amendment (Stamolis/Kiat)

 

THAT Council establish a separate history and heritage advisory committee under the Planning and Heritage Committee.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Drury and Passas

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

Motion: (Byrne/Hesse)

 

THAT Council suspend Standing Orders to bring forward Item 14 Notice of Motion: Merger Two Years on: Informing the Community to be dealt with at this time.

 

 

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

C0518 Item 14    Notice of Motion: Merger Two Years on: Informing the Community

Motion: (Stamolis/Lockie)

 

THAT Council provide an update to the community on progress with the merger over the first two years including the main tasks done to date and, what is planned to be done over the next year.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Cr Passas

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

 

Motion: (Drury/Porteous)

 

THAT Standing Orders be resumed.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

C0518 Item 8      Draft Marrickville Road (East) Public Doman Master Plan

Motion: (Macri/Drury)

 

THAT:

 

1.       The draft public domain master plan for Marrickville Road East (ATTACHMENT 1) be placed on public exhibition for a period of 28 days and submissions be received for a further 14 days; and

 

2.       The results of the public exhibition and community engagement process are presented to Council recommending further action.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

C0518 Item 9      Short-term licenses at Thirning Villa 40 Arthur St Ashfield

Motion: (McKenna OAM/Drury)

 

THAT Council authorises the General Manager or his delegate to enter into short-term licenses for Thirning Villa at 40 Arthur St Ashfield upon conditions detailed in this report for the purposes of community arts and cultural participation in order to facilitate the artist in residence program.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

C0518 Item 10    Biannual Review of Inner West Council Operational Plan FY17/18

Motion: (Drury/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT the report be received and noted.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

C0518 Item 11    Policy Register

Motion: (McKenna OAM/ Porteous)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.       Notes the Policy Register on Council’s website;

 

2.         Receives regular updates on the progress of policy review and drafting via the regular Councillor Newsletter email publication; and

 

3.         Notes that some of the new Inner West Council policies for example the Procurement Policy have been adopted by staff but not by the elected council. That such Inner West Council policies should therefore be brought to a council meeting as soon as possible for the consideration and adoption (or otherwise) of the elected council.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

C0518 Item 12    Notice of Motion: Commuter Carpark

Motion: (Passas/Macri)

 

THAT Council write to the Premier of NSW commending her and her government on infrastructure that was ignored for far too long.

 

 

Motion Lost

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Drury, Macri, McKenna OAM and Passas

Against Motion:          Crs Da Cruz, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Porteous, Stamolis and Steer

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

Amendment (Drury/Byrne)

 

THAT point 2 of the original motion be deleted.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Cr Passas

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

As the amendment was carried, point 2 of the Primary Motion was deleted.

 

Councillor Passas retired from the Meeting at 10:03 pm.

 

C0518 Item 13    Notice of Motion: Improving Screens and Facilities in the Council Chambers

Motion: (Stamolis/Steer)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Provide an update in regard to improving screens and other facilities in the Council Chamber; and

 

2.    Provide additional artwork in the Council Chambers.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

C0518 Item 15    Notice of Motion: Council Maintenance and Inspections of Public Buildings

Motion: (Stamolis/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Inspect and assess public entry and exit areas to its key public buildings on, at least, an annual basis;

 

2.   Schedule quick response works where applicable; and

3.   Report back to Council, on at least an annual basis, on the quality of the external appearance of key public buildings.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

C0518 Item 17    Notice of Motion: Changes to Inner West Bus Services

Clr Lockie withdrew this motion.

 

Confidential Session

 

Motion: (Byrne/Drury)

 

THAT Council move into Confidential session to consider Items of business containing Confidential Information.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

Members of the public were asked to leave the Chamber.

 

Motion: (Byrne/Hesse)

 

THAT Council return to open session to read out the recommendations from the

Closed Session.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

The Mayor read out to the Meeting the recommendation from the Closed Session of

Council.

 

Reports with Confidential Information

 

C0518 Item 21    Recycling Contract with VISY - former Marrickville area

Motion: (Byrne/Macri)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Adopt the recommendation in Confidential Attachment 1; and

 

2.     Immediately commence consideration of the option of the collaboration with     
 industry and universities on recycling micro factories.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

C0518 Item 19    Update on Dockless Bike Share

Motion: (Byrne/Stamolis)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   In a joint communication, where possible, with Canada Bay, City of Sydney, Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra Councils, writes to the NSW Government seeking urgent amendment to legislation or regulation to allow for the effective management of commercial bike share;

 

2.   Staff continue to liaise with staff from the other five councils to explore how the recommendations from the three month review can be implemented and report back to a future meeting on action options and potential costs to Council;

3.    Conduct an impounding blitz on bikes, using Council’s discretionary powers to impound bikes causing an unacceptable obstruction in a public place;

 

4.    Publicly tie this impounding blitz with accessibility issues for people with a disability and parents with prams in particular in line with Council’s adopted Inclusion Action Plan;

 

5.    If following a suitable period of notification the Operators have failed to reclaim their impounded bikes, and it is found that the bikes cannot practically be resold, Council will seek a community organisation to repurpose the bikes for free distribution to disadvantaged segments of the community;

 

6.    To conduct a public awareness campaign to promote safety and responsible use of share bikes and keep the community informed about the benefits and challenges of bike share; and

 

7.    Receive a report within 3 months reviewing the actions in the recommendations.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

C0518 Item 20    Construction Lease to Sydney Metro

Motion: (Drury/Steer)

 

THAT:

 

1.    The General Manager (or delegate) negotiate the terms and sign the construction lease with Sydney Metro for property identified as part Garden Street, Railway Parade, Burrows Avenue and Bolton St Marrickville (the Property) for a term of 4th June 2018 until 31st December 2021 as per ATTACHMENT 1; and

 

2.    A report from the Group Manager Properties and Major Buildings be brought back to council in June of all Council assets to be acquired or leased for the construction and operation of Westconnex Stage 3 including Buruwan Park in Annandale, King George's Park in Rozelle, Bignell Lane in Annandale (coloquially referred to as Camperdown) and Blackmore Oval in Leichhardt.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

 Meeting closed at 10.48pm.

Public Speakers:

 

 

Item #

 

Speaker             

Suburb

Item 2:

Richard Adamson

Newtown

Item 5:

Robert Moore

Lilyfield

Item 6:

Ron Glew

Sam Trattles

Rozelle

Rozelle

Item 14:

Steven Reitano

Marrickville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on the 8th day of May, 2018 were confirmed as a correct record on this 22th day of May, 2018.

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON