Council Meeting

12 June 2018

 

 

Minutes of Ordinary Council Meeting held on 12 June 2018

Meeting commenced at 6.35pm

 

 

Present:

Darcy Byrne

Julie Passas

Marghanita Da Cruz Mark Drury

Lucille McKenna OAM

Colin Hesse

Tom Kiat

Pauline Lockie

Victor Macri

Rochelle Porteous

Vittoria Raciti

John Stamolis

Anna York
Rik Hart

Cathy Edwards-Davis

Mayor

Deputy Mayor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

General Manager

A/Deputy General Manager Assets and Environment

Michael Tzimoulas

Deputy General Manager Chief Financial and Administration Officer

John Warburton

David Birds

Kendall Banfield

Gabrielle Rennard

Erla Ronan

Joe Strati

Brooke Martin

Pav Kuzmanovski

Deputy General Manager Community and Engagement

Group Manager Strategic Planning

Manager WestConnex Unit

Community Wellbeing Manager

Group Manager Community Services and Culture

Group Manager Legal Services

Group Manager Properties, Major Building Projects and Facilities

Group Manager Finance

Ian Naylor

Katherine Paixao

Manager Civic and Executive Support

Business Paper Coordinator (Minute Taker)

 

APOLOGIES:       

 

Motion: (Macri/Hesse)

 

THAT leave of absence be granted for Clr Steer and Clr Iskandar.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS:         

 

Motion: (Passas/Stamolis)

 

Clr Raciti declared a non-significant, non-pecuniary interest in Item 9 - Notice of Motion to Rescind: C0518 Item 1 Richard Murden Reserve - Provision of Three Netball Courts - 22 May 2018 Council Meeting as she lives on Hawthorn Parade.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

Motion: (Drury/Hesse)

 

THAT Council Suspend Standing Orders to deal with an urgency motion relating to condolences to Lucile McKenna and family.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

Councillor Drury requested that the meeting consider an Urgency Motion with regards to  Condolences to Lucile McKenna and Family.

 

Motion: (Drury/Hesse)

 

THAT the motion be considered as a matter of urgency.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

The Mayor declared this matter was urgent.

 

Councillors Passas and Raciti left the Meeting at 6:41 pm.

 

Urgency Motion - Condolences to Lucile McKenna and Family

 

Motion: (Drury/Hesse)

 

THAT the motion be considered as a matter of urgency.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

The Mayor declared this matter was urgent.

 

Councillors Passas and Raciti left the Meeting at 6:41 pm.

 

Urgency Motion - Condolences to Lucile McKenna and Family

 

Motion: (Drury/Byrne)

 

THAT Council writes a letter of condolence to Councillor Lucille McKenna and her family expressing our sadness at the passing of Bruce McKenna.

 

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

Councillors Passas and Raciti returned to the Meeting at 6:44 pm.

 

 

C0618 Item 16    Mayoral Minute: Traffic and Parking Management on Darley Road

Motion: (Byrne)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Officers conduct a parking demand audit of Francis, Huburt, Charles, Elswick and James Streets off Darley Road;

2.   Consult with the community regarding solutions to help manage and mitigate parking impacts as a result of WestConnex construction work at the proposed Darley Road Dive Site;

3.   Consult with the community regarding solutions to help manage construction traffic impacts as a result of WestConnex construction work at the proposed Darley Road Dive Site;

4.   Report the results of the consultation and recommended actions to the Traffic Committee at the earliest possible date; and

5.   Begin investigating proactive mitigation strategies for other confirmed and proposed construction sites for the WestConnex and Sydney Harbour Tunnel projects.

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Nil

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

Motion: (Byrne/Passas)

 

THAT Council Suspend Standing Orders to hear from the registered speakers.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Da Cruz, Hesse and Porteous

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Motion: (Byrne/Stamolis)

 

THAT Council adjourn 12 June 2018 Council Meeting and deal with the items from the adjourned 22 May 2018 Council Meeting.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

Meeting was adjourned at 7.10pm

 

RESUMPTION

 

Motion: (Byrne/Stamolis)

 

THAT Council resume the 12 June 2018 Council Meeting.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

The meeting resumed at 10.22pm

 

Councillor Passas left the Meeting at 10:30 pm.

 

C0618 Item 1      Callan Park Regional Skate Park Project

Motion: (Byrne/Drury)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.         Seek an urgent meeting with the NSW Minister for the Environment to advocate for support from the State Government for the development of a Regional skate park in Callan Park, adjacent to the NSW Ambulance Centre. At this meeting if agreed to,  in addition, at this meeting Council requests:

a)    The Government’s written response to adoption and implementation of the 2011  Callan Park Masterplan and the establishment of the Callan Park and Broughton Hall Trust;

b)    Clarification on the purpose and scope of the Landscape Structure Plan (LSP) for Callan Park;

c)    In relation to the Landscape Structure Plan (LSP) that council and the community be provided with:

·         An outline of all further community consultation planned and how that will be promoted widely across the community;

·         A process outlined on how written submissions will be received and assessed by the consultants;

·         A formal closing date for receipt for submissions to the Landscape Structure Plan; and

·         A commitment to put any preferred landscape plan on exhibition to allow for further consultation with the community.

2.       Undertake a preliminary plans for a smaller skate facility for the location between Leichhardt Oval 2 and Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Passas

 

C0618 Item 2      Sydenham Green Landscape Interpretation

Motion: (Macri/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Endorse the revised Sydenham Green Landscape Interpretation design for tender and construction of Stage 1 works; and

 

2.   Consider funding of Stage 2 works in future capital works programs.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Cr Hesse

Absent:                        Cr Passas

 

Councillor Passas returned to the Meeting at 10:40 pm.

Councillor Raciti left the Meeting at 10:49 pm.

 

C0618 Item 3      Pride in the Inner West

Motion: (York/Byrne)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.       Engage the Project Officer for the 2 year pilot period whilst establishing the Pride Centre;

 

2.       Actively pursue engagement towards establishing the first phases of developing a Pride Centre in alignment with Council’s Land and Property Management Strategy;

 

3.       Actively promote its subscription to the ACON Pride and Diversity Program and that all Council staff, councillors and volunteers be provided with access to diversity and inclusion training;

 

4.       Use the ACON guidelines (sexuality and gender indicators) where possible to progressively update Council forms and data collection information sources;

 

5.       Note a mural installation on the Council property known as Newtown Neighbourhood Centre as part of the Perfect Match program. The intent of the installation would reinforce and embrace the Inner West as a safe, positive and friendly community; and

 

6.       Seek to have all Council facilities engaged with the ACON, Welcome Here project to ensure they create and promote environments that are visibly welcoming and inclusive of Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) communities.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Macri and Passas

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

Extension of Time

 

Motion: (Passas/Lockie)

 

THAT the meeting be extended for 30 Minutes.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

Councillor Raciti returned to the Meeting at 11:02 pm.

 

C0618 Item 4      Council Support for WestConnex Dilapidation Reporting

Motion: (McKenna OAM/Byrne)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Implements an independent WestConnex dilapidation reporting service at no cost to eligible property owners by way of Option 1 described in this report;

 

2.   Includes as part of this service appropriate disclaimers - noting that even with these disclaimers, Council could be exposed to liability;

 

3.   Considers a report back to Council on further options should the demand for the service exceed the resources available by way of Option 1; and

 

4.   Supports this service by providing written advice on Council’s website on the dilapidation reporting service.

 

5.    Advise councillors by memo or report:

 

a)    When the officer training has been undertaken; and

b)    What quality control is in place.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Macri, Passas and Raciti

 

Foreshadowed Motion: (Stamolis)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Implements an independent WestConnex dilapidation reporting service at no cost to eligible property owners by way of Option 2 (Part Time) described in this report;

 

2.   Includes as part of this service appropriate disclaimers - noting that even with these disclaimers, Council could be exposed to liability;

 

3.   Considers a report back to Council on further options should the demand for the service exceed the resources available by way of Option 2 (Part Time); and

 

4.   Supports this service by providing written advice on Council’s website on the dilapidation reporting service.

 

The Mayor ruled this Foreshadowed Motion out of order in accordance with clause 5.1 of the Code of Meeting Practice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C0618 Item 5      Joining the Committee for Sydney

Motion: (Macri/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Council becomes a member of the Committee for Sydney.

 

Motion Carried

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

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

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

Motion: (Drury/Hesse)

 

THAT Council Suspend Standing Orders to bring forward Item 10 - Notice of Motion: Uluru Statement from the Heart.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

C0618 Item 10    Notice of Motion: Uluru Statement from the Heart

Motion:  (Drury/Da Cruz)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Acknowledges the challenges in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and calls on our national parliament to rise to these challenges and to establish a First Nations voice to parliament. We see the Uluru statement as a clear expression of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples view about the way forward for reconciliation ; and

 

2.   Call on the General Manager  to arrange for a submission to be prepared for the Mayor to submit to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Cr Passas

 

Meeting closed 11.34pm

 

Item 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13 and 14 were not considered at this meeting and will be listed on the Agenda for 26 June Council Meeting.

 

 

 


Public Speakers:

 

 

Item #

 

Speaker             

Suburb

Item 3:

Mat Howard

Marrickville

Item 4:

Rene Holmes

Ashfield

Item 5:

Eamon Waterford

Sydney
(Committee for Sydney

Item 13:

Ray Stevens

Graham McCorkell

Balmain

Balmain