Council Meeting

26 June 2018

 

 

Minutes of Ordinary Council Meeting held on 26 June 2018

 

Meeting commenced at 6.37pm

 

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

Anna York
Rik Hart

Elizabeth Richardson

Mayor

Deputy Mayor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

General Manager

Deputy General Manager Assets and Environment

Michael Tzimoulas

Deputy General Manager Chief Financial and Administration Officer

Pav Kuzmanovski

Wal Petschler

Cathy Edwards-Davis

Laura Stevens

Annette Morgan

Adam Vine

Group Manager Finance

Group Manager Footpaths, Roads, Traffic and Stormwater

Group Manager Parks, Trees and Sportsfields

Group Manager Communication, Engagement and Events

Group Manager Children and Family Services

Executive Manager Enterprise Risk Policy and Risk Services

Ian Naylor

Darcie Huisman

Manager Civic and Executive Support

Business Paper Support Officer (Minute Taker)

  

APOLOGIES:  Nil

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS:         

 

Clr Raciti declared a non-pecuniary, non-significant interest in relation to item 15 as she lives in Hawthorn Parade, Haberfield. 

Motion: (Passas/Da Cruz)

 

THAT Council receive and note the disclosures of interest.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Porteous

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

Motion (Stamolis/Raciti)

 

1.    THAT the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on Tuesday, 22 May 2018 be confirmed.

2.    THAT the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on Tuesday, 12 June 2018 be confirmed.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Porteous

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

Motion: (Byrne/Passas)

 

THAT Standing Orders be suspended to hear from the registered speakers.

 

Motion Carried

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

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

Absent:                        Cr Porteous

 

Clr Porteous entered the meeting at 6.43pm

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

 

Motion: (Byrne/Passas)

 

THAT Standing Orders be resumed.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

C0618 Item 29    Mayoral Minute: Support for South Sea Islander Community

Motion: (Byrne)

 

THAT:

 

1.   Council flies the Flag of the Australian South Sea Islands annually on 25 August;

2.   Officers liaise with the Australian South Sea Islanders Secretariat to investigate the inclusion of a Australian South Sea Islander mural as part of the Perfect Match program in 2019; and

3.   On provision of Australian South Sea Islanders (Port Jackson) (ASSIPJ) Historical academic advisory panel completed information resources, Council makes these resources available at Council libraries.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Nil

 

 

C0618 Item 30    Mayoral Minute: Campaigning Against Cuts to Public Library Funding

Motion: (Byrne)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Make representation to the local State Members, in relation to the need for additional funding from the NSW State Government for the provision of public library services; and

2.   Write to the Hon Don Harwin, Minister for the Arts and the Hon Walt Secord, Shadow Minister for the Arts, calling for bi-partisan support for the provision of a significant increase in state funding for NSW public libraries, supported by a sustainable future funding model.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

 

C0618 Item 31    Mayoral Minute: Sydney Metro - Sydenham To Bankstown - Preferred Infrastructure Report          

 

Motion: (Byrne)  

 

THAT Council writes to the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure requesting that the exhibition period be extended by four weeks until 15 August.

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

 

C0618 Item 1      Proposed New SSROC Governance Structure

Motion: (Porteous/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Council rejects the proposed new SSROC Governance Structure and endorse instead the current governance structure.

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Passas and Raciti

 

C0618 Item 2      2017/18 Third Quarter Budget Review

Motion: (Drury/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT:

 

1.   The report be received and noted; and

 

2.   Council approves the budget adjustments required.

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

 

C0618 Item 3      Council Recess

Motion: (McKenna OAM/Porteous)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.      Schedule a recess from 9-20 July and not hold any meetings or briefings in that period;

 

2.      Notify the public of the recess; and

 

3.      Schedule a recess in to the adopted meeting schedule in future years.

  

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Macri, Passas, Raciti and Stamolis

 

 

C0618 Item 4      Adoption of IWC Integrated, Planning and Reporting suite of documents.

Motion: (Drury/Byrne)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Endorse the revised Inner West Community Strategic Plan Our Inner West  2036;

 

2.    Adopt the revised Inner West Council Delivery Program 2018-2022, Operational Plan and Budget FY2018/19 and Fees and Charges FY2018/19;

 

3.    Adopt the Draft Resourcing Strategy and supporting plans being:

 

-       Long Term Financial Plan

-       Workforce Plan

-       Information and Communication Technology Plan

-       Asset Management Strategy

-       Stormwater Asset Management Plan

-       Parks and Sportsfields Asset Management Plan

-       Transport Asset Management Plan

-       Properties Asset Management Plan

 

4.    Approve for public exhibition the Draft Asset Management Policy with a separate report back to Council;

 

5.    Make and levy the Rates and Charges for 2018/19 as contained in the Operational Plan in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993;

 

6.    Adopts the Business – Airport rate as the basis for determining equivalent rate payments;

7.    Adopts the rate of 7.5% as the interest rate to apply on outstanding rates, in accordance with section 566(3) of the Local Government Act 1993; and

 

8.    Include in its 4 year capital works program, upgrade works for Alex Trevillion Plaza with a view to commence planning and scoping in the 2018/19 financial year and construction in the 2019/20 financial year funded by developer contributions.

 

Motion Carried

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

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

 

 

The Mayor ruled that points 3 and 4 of the Foreshadowed Motion could not be moved as amendments to the Primary Motion.

 

Motion of Dissent: (Kiat/Hesse)

 

Cr Kiat moved a motion of dissent in the ruling of the Mayor.

 

Motion Lost

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

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

 

The Mayor’s ruling was upheld.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

The Mayor, Clr Byrne adjourned the meeting for a short recess at 8.36pm.

The Mayor, Clr Byrne resumed the meeting at 8.46pm.

 

Foreshadowed Motion: (Porteous/

 

THAT Council:

1.    Endorse the revised Inner West Community Strategic Plan Our Inner West 2036;

 

2.    Put on Exhibition for at least 28 days the Draft Resourcing Strategy and supporting plans being:

a) Long Term Financial Plan

b) Workforce Plan

c) Information and Communication Technology Plan

d) Asset management Strategy

e) Stormwater asset management Plan

f) Parks and Sportsfields Asset Management Plan

g) Transport Asset Management Plan

h) Properties Asset Management Plan

i) Asset Management Policy

Provide briefings to Councillors on these plans and policies and report them back to council following exhibition for endorsement;

3.    Adopt the revised Inner West Delivery Program 2018-2022; Operational Plan and Budget FY2018/19 and Fees and Charges  FY2018/19 with the following amendments:

a)    Reinstate the $5,500,000 removed from the 2018/19 budget in Corporate Support Services – Employee Costs;

b)    Add $150,000 for a comprehensive health report on the current and future health impacts of WestConnex on Inner West residents;

c)    Add $150,000 for additional consultancy work on WestConnex issues;

d)    Add $100,000 for FTE.6 air pollution monitoring officer for 12 month term;

e)    Remove $250,000 from the Mayor’s Unit staffing costs and reallocate staff and these funds to other parts of the organization; 

f)     Defer the Traffic and Parking Needs Assessment works ($250,000 budgeted) to the 2019/20 financial year; and

g)    That the Child and Family Services budget for 2018/19 reflect the income and expenditure associated with opening the new Steele Park and Leichhardt Park centres (to be operated by Council) and service as usual operation of Globe Preschool, Leichhardt Children’s Centre and the May Murray centre, noting that Council has made no decision to change the existing level of service or the planned new services.

4.    That Councillors receive a briefing on the accounting allocation of Corporate Support Services costs (“Overhead charges”) to Children and Family Services, with proposals to improve the accuracy of true cost accounting in this service unit; and

 

5.    A report be brought to a September council meeting outlining exactly the proposals from each Group Manager which will enable them to make $5,500,000 in “savings” . That these “saving proposals go out for exhibition for 28 days and then be considered for endorsement by council. Should the “savings’ be successfully endorsed by council they should then be reincorporated into the 2018/19 budget at the next Quarterly review.

 

This Foreshadowed Motion Lapsed

 

Amendment (Passas/Raciti)

 

THAT Councillors Passas and Raciti oppose the following items in the proposed budget: the addition of 900 new trees and allocation of $100,000 for a Pride Centre.

 

 

Motion Lost

For Motion:                 Crs Passas and Raciti

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

 

 

Amendment: (Da Cruz/Steer)

 

That Council start the process to transfer the agreement between the Metropolitan Land Council with Leichhardt Council to Inner West Council and allocate funding for Welcome to Country and Acknowledgements of Country for 10 events at the Metropolitan Land Council Rate approximately $3500. Money to be found in next quarterly review.

 

Clr Da Cruz withdrew this Amendment.

 

 

C0618 Item 5      Branding

Motion: (McKenna OAM/York)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Adopt option 1 in the report with as much of the project as possible being managed in house;

 

2.    Support the establishment of a panel of nine people (membership to include nominated Councillors and the Mayor, Council officers and relevant community members identified collaboratively by those Councillors and Council officers) to determine selection criteria and briefing for the expressions of interest and final decision making criteria, and oversee the broad engagement strategy to involve the community in decision-making for the final visual identity;

 

3.    Commence rollout of the new brand/logo across the local government area once the above steps have been completed;

 

4.    Consider asking the community to design our logo;

 

5.    Consider inviting prominent members of the community be on the decision panel or full Council;

 

6.    Consider putting alternative options for logos on Councils website for a community vote;

 

7.    Consider asking its community if it would like to continue with the name ‘Inner West Council’ or choose from other options; and

 

8.    Consider that the winning designer receive $20,000 and the top ten designers receive $1000 each. 

 

Motion Carried

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

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

 

 

Foreshadowed Motion: (Porteous/

 

 THAT Council notes:

 

1.    That further rebranding of council, council having already undergone a total rebranding following the forced amalgamation of the 3 councils - Ashfield, Marrickville and Leichhardt in 2016/17 will mean council incurring significant costs and reallocation of resources;

 

2.    That there are many items of higher priority than a further rebranding of council; and

 

3.    That council therefore does not proceed with the implementation of a new brand, visual identity and logo. 

 

This Foreshadowed Motion lapsed

 

 

Motion: (Byrne/Stamolis)

 

THAT items 6 and 20 be considered in conjunction.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

 

C0618 Item 6      Event Invitation and Speaking Policy

Motion: (York/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Council adopt the event invitation and speaking policy with the following amendments:

         

1.    A Council-approved public meeting (whether or not jointly convened) is the responsibility of Council and should uphold the fundamentals of community engagement and inclusiveness;

 

2.    Council-approved public meetings must allow for Councillors (at minimum ward Councillors) to speak. Length of meeting must not be used as a reason to exclude Councillor participation;

 

3.    The Chair or MC of a Council-approved public meeting should, in the first instance, be the Mayor. Otherwise, consultation with Councillors should take place to select the Chair or MC;

 

4.    Any existing position of Council should be reinforced by the Chair or MC;

 

5.    Council must protect public meetings from being, or appearing to be, party political;

 

6.    Councillors (at minimum ward Councillors) should be invited to have input on the content of Council-approved public meetings and to contact and work with community groups if the meeting is a joint meeting;

 

7.    Council should ensure that key action groups are contacted and advised of the public meetings;

 

8.    Identify significant events in the annual calendar where the Metropolitan Land Council will be invited to do a welcome to country – there should be at least two a year. Perhaps the Mayoral election and one major festival;

 

9.    Identify events at which an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elder will be invited to do an acknowledgement of country. Create a register and issue an invitation to register, preference given to residents of the LGA;

 

10.  Identify events where council's Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Staff will be invited to perform the acknowledgement of country;

 

11.  Provide guidance for others to do acknowledgment of country at the start of meetings etc;

 

12.  Provide guidance on when it is appropriate to include a smoking ceremony in an event;

 

13.  Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Businesses & Artists by purchasing services such as catering, gifts and cultural training;

 

14.  Clarify identification of the boundary between the gadigal and wangal lands within the EORA nation and use of the appropriate term in the acknowledgement of country;

 

15.  Note that every speaker should not do an acknowledgement; and

 

16.  Publish the policy on its website and intranet.

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

 

Amendment: (Stamolis/Hesse)

 

THAT the following amendments be made to the policy:

 

1.    A Council-approved public meeting (whether or not jointly convened) is the responsibility of Council and should uphold the fundamentals of community engagement and inclusiveness;

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

As the Motion was carried, it was incorporated into the Primary Motion.

 

2.    Council-approved public meetings must allow for Councillors (at minimum ward Councillors) to speak.  Length of meeting must not be used as a reason to exclude Councillor participation;

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Drury, Iskandar, McKenna OAM and York

 

As the Motion was carried, it was incorporated into the Primary Motion.

 

3.    The Chair or MC of a Council-approved public meeting should, in the first instance, be the Mayor. Otherwise, consultation with Councillors should take place to select the Chair or MC;

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Passas, Drury, Iskandar, McKenna OAM and York

 

As the Motion was carried, it was incorporated into the Primary Motion.

 

4.    Any existing position of Council should be reinforced by the Chair or MC;

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

As the Motion was carried, it was incorporated into the Primary Motion.

 

5.    Council-approved public meetings should include Q&A.  Length of meeting should not be used as a reason to exclude or limit community participation;

 

Motion Lost

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

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

 

6.    Council must protect public meetings from being, or appearing to be, party political; and

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

As the Motion was carried, it was incorporated into the Primary Motion.

 

7.    Councillors (at minimum ward Councillors) should be invited to have input on the content of Council-approved public meetings and to contact and work with community groups if the meeting is a joint meeting; and

 

Motion Carried

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

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

 

As the Motion was carried, it was incorporated into the Primary Motion.

 

8.    Council should ensure that key action groups are contacted and advised of the public meetings. 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Passas and Raciti

 

As the Motion was carried, it was incorporated into the Primary Motion.

 

Amendment: (Da Cruz/Porteous)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Identify significant events in the annual calendar where the Metropolitan Land Council will be invited to do a welcome to country – there should be at least two a year. Perhaps the Mayoral election and one major festival;

 

2.    Identify events at which an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elder will be invited to do an acknowledgement of country. Create a register and issue an invitation to register with preference given to residents of the LGA;

 

3.    Identify events where council's Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Staff will be invited to perform the acknowledgement of country;

 

4.    Provide guidance for others to do acknowledgment of country at the start of meetings etc;

 

5.    Provide guidance on when it is appropriate to include a smoking ceremony in an event;

 

6.    Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Businesses and Artists by purchasing services such as catering, gifts and cultural training;

 

7.    Clarify identification of the boundary between the gadigal and wangal lands within the EORA nation and use of the appropriate term in the acknowledgement of country; and

 

8.    Note that every speaker should not do an acknowledgement.

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

As the Amendment was carried it was incorporated into the Primary Motion.

 

The Mayor ruled the following Motion out of order.

 

Foreshadowed Motion: (Porteous/Kiat)

 

That the Event Invitation and Speaking Policy be deferred in order to consider the incorporation of some or all of the protocols as listed in Item 20: Protocols for Council-Approved Public Meetings (Moved by Cr Stamolis) and be brought back to a future Council Meeting.

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

Motion: (Porteous/Passas)

 

THAT Council bring forward items 8, 9 16 and 22.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

 

C0618 Item 8      Options for Council's two new Early Childhood Education and Care services

Motion: (York/Iskandar)

 

1.    THAT the report be deferred for further consideration by Council, pending:

 

a)    Correspondence being written from Council to the NSW Department of Education putting on record Council’s strong opposition to the planned closure of Globe Wilkins pre-school, and seeking the Department’s advice on potential alternative locations for Globe Wilkins pre-school;

 

b)    Further advice from Council staff on the overhead costs included in the report, including a breakdown of costs between overheads directly incurred by childcare centres, and general administrative overheads;

 

c)    Further engagement with staff, parents and families at the potentially impacted centres; and

 

2.    That  Council proceeds with the planned in-house council operation of the two new centres, Leichhardt Park and Steel Park, as long day care centres.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Macri, Passas and Raciti

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

The Mayor, Clr Byrne adjourned the meeting for a short recess at 10.32pm.

The Mayor, Clr Byrne resumed the meeting at 10.39.

 

C0618 Item 9      Old Canterbury Rd & Edward St, Dulwich Hill - Proposed Intersection Signalisation Concept Designs

Motion: (Drury/Kiat)

 

THAT the recommendation of the Local Traffic Committee for Item LTC0518 Item 2, Old Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill – Proposed Traffic Signals Concept Design Plans, be adopted.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Crs Macri, Passas, Raciti and Stamolis

Foreshadowed motion: (Passas/Stamolis)

 

 

That the matter be deferred and the NRMA and RMS be contacted to review the proposal.

 

This Foreshadowed Motion lapsed.

 

Foreshadowed motion: (Macri/

 

That Council adopt option 2 as detailed in the report.

 

This Foreshadowed Motion lapsed.

 

C0618 Item 16    Notice of Motion to Rescind: C0518 Item 27 Balmain Telstra Building and Public Square Project - 22 May 2018

Motion: (Porteous/Stamolis)

 

THAT Council’s resolution of C0518 Item 27 Balmain Telstra Building and Public Square Project be rescinded.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Byrne, Drury, Iskandar, McKenna OAM and York

 

Motion: (Porteous/Stamolis)

 

THAT:

1.    A full report on the upgrade of the Dawn Fraser pool and the significant increase         in funding required be brought to the next available council meeting. The report to include:

·    An outline of the works planned;

·    A breakdown of estimated costs;

·    A full explanation as to why costs have more than doubled;

·    An assessment of which works are urgent and which are not; and

·    A proposed timeline for the works.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

2.    A report on the funding proposal options available for council to fund in full the Balmain Public Square heritage project Option A (C0518 Item 27 22/0518) and the full upgrade works at the Dawn Fraser Pool heritage project as required with revised costings. The report to include but not be limited by:

 

·    A loan to meet additional costs for both projects.

·    Identification of other available funding sources.

·    A review of capital works and the updated timelines and delivery schedules.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Cr Macri

3.    That Council supports in principle completing the Dawn Fraser Pool heritage project refurbishment and the Balmain Public Square heritage project Option A.

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Crs Macri, Passas and Raciti

 

Extension of Time

 

Motion: (Drury/Hesse)

 

THAT the meeting be extended for 15 minutes.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

 

Clr Raciti left the meeting 11.01pm

 

C0618 Item 22    Notice of Motion: Gladstone Park, Balmain and Spindlers, Smith and Hogan Parks, Annandale Outdoor Fitness Areas

Motion: (Porteous/Da Cruz)

 

THAT:

 

1.    Council as soon as possible, organise onsite public meetings (or if onsite is not possible in a nearby council venue) to discuss with local residents and stakeholders, including local schools, churches and, in the case Gladstone Park, also Balmain Hospital the location of the Outdoor Fitness Stations and the installation proposed;

 

Motion Lost

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

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

 

2.    An end date for submissions on these fitness stations be communicated to the surrounding communities and all stakeholders; and

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Cr Passas

 

3.    The final determination on the location of the Outdoor Fitness Stations in Gladstone Park and Spindlers, Smith and Hogan Parks be brought to a Council meeting with a report on submissions received.  

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

Foreshadowed Motion: (Stamolis/

 

That the Inner West Council prepare a Fitness station policy and that Gladstone Park and Spindler Park be removed from any further assessment for fitness stations given the level of resident opposition, the existing high demand and use of these parks and the need to retain the limited open green space in these parks.

 

This Foreshadowed Motion Lapsed.

 

 

Cr Passas left the meeting at 11.15pm.

 

Extension of Time

 

Motion: (Drury/Steer)

 

THAT the meeting be extended to 11.25pm

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

 

Confidential Session

 

Motion: (Drury/Hesse)

 

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, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

 

 

Members of the public were asked to leave the Chamber.

 

Extension of Time

 

Motion: (Drury/Macri)

 

THAT the meeting be extended to 11.30pm

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

Motion: (Drury/McKenna OAM)

 

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, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

 

 

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

Council.

 

Reports with Confidential Information

 

C0618 Item 28    Tender T 14-18 - Internal Audit Services

Motion: (Drury/York)

 

THAT the recommendations contained within the CONFIDENTIAL ATTACHMENT 1 (Tender Evaluation Report) be adopted.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Abstained:                   Cr Hesse

 

Meeting closed at 11.26pm.

 

The following Items will be considered at the Extraordinary Council Meeting on 3 July 2018; Item 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25 and 26.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Speakers:

 

 

Item #

 

Speaker             

Suburb

Item 29:

Emedla Davis                                           

Pyrmont

Item 4:

Colin Jones

Summer Hill

Item 8:

Annabel Prince

Susanna Conti

Shae Phuong

Marrickville

Marrickville

Marrickville

Item 9:

Bruce Ashley

Adrian Webster

Alex Lofts

Dulwich Hill

Dulwich Hill

Summer Hill

Item 16:

Fergus Fricke

Michele Hacking

Birchgrove

Rozelle

Item 22:

Dione Fague

Bryan Riley

Richard Dudley-Smith

Keith Kerr

Balmain

Annandale

Annandale

Annandale