Council Meeting

24 July 2018

 

 

Minutes of Ordinary Council Meeting held on 24 July 2018

 

Meeting commenced at  7.16 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Present:

Darcy Byrne

Julie Passas

Marghanita Da Cruz Mark Drury

Lucille McKenna OAM

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 (7.44pm)

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor (7.44pm)

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

 

Wal Petschler

Cathy Edwards-Davis

David Birds

Joe Strati

Erla Ronan

Brooke Martin

Ian Naylor

Katherine Paixao

Group Manager Civic and Executive Support, Integration,

Customer Service and Business Excellence

Group Manager Roads & Stormwater

Group Manager Trees, Parks and Sports Fields

Group Manager Strategic Planning

Group Manager Legal Services

Group Manager Community Services and Culture

Group Manager Properties, Major Building Projects and Facilities

Manager Civic and Executive Support

Business Paper Coordinator (Minute Taker)

 

APOLOGIES:    

 

Motion: (Macri/Iskandar)

 

THAT apologies from Clr Hesse and lateness from Clrs Passas and Raciti be accepted.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS:                   

 

Clr Passas declared a non-significant, non-pecuniary interest in Item 6 Planning Proposal at 2-6 Cavill Avenue Ashfield as her cousin lives in Cavill Avenue Ashfield.

 

 

 

Motion: (Byrne/Macri)

 

THAT Council receive and note the declarations of interest.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

Motion: (Porteous/Stamolis)

THAT the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on Tuesday, 26 June 2018 and  Extraordinary Council Meeting held on Tuesday, 3 July 2018 be confirmed as a correct record.

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

Motion : (Da Cruz/Porteous)

 

THAT Council bring forward Items 3, 6, 7, 8, 12, 20, 21, 23, 24 and 26 to be dealt with at this time.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

C0718 Item 3      Henson Park - Proposed Development

Motion: (Byrne/Macri)

 

THAT Council:

 

  1. Take the lead role in preparing a joint application with Newtown Jets, NSW AFL and the Sydney Swans to the Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund for the Henson Park Proposed Development, noting that for projects worth more than $1 million a 25 percent financial co-contribution of the grant amount requested will be required;
  2. Receive a further report on the Maintenance of the Ground and any additional investment that may be needed to maintain the ground at the standard required for the Intrust Super Premiership competition;
  3. Adopt an objective of having a NSW Sydney Swans Women’s AFL team (W League) and any future Cronulla Sharks NRL Women’s Premiership team, playing games at Henson Park;
  4. Seek further clarification about the not-for-profit status of the Newtown Jets, the NSW AFL and the Sydney Swans as pertains to the tender process; and
  5. Investigate the condition of the hill particularly the one opposite the grandstand due to the degraded of the grass surface and to come up with options how to treated.

6.    Seek further licence arrangements to amend or replace the existing licence agreement for non-exclusive seasonal matches and training during winter be negotiated in accordance with Council’s Sports Ground Allocation Policy, to maximise community benefit including for informal and casual use.  

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Nil

 

Councillors Passas and Raciti entered the Meeting at 7:44 pm.

 

Councillor Passas left the meeting at 7.50pm as she had declared a non-pecuniary, non-significant conflict of interest in the following item and did not participate in discussion or voting.

 

C0718 Item 6      Planning Proposal at 2-6 Cavill Avenue Ashfield

Motion: (Kiat/Drury)

                            

THAT Council defer consideration of the developer’s Planning Proposal for 2-6 Cavill Avenue Ashfield pending investigation of appropriate legal mechanisms by which Council can secure affordable housing as part of the anticipated affordable housing contribution.  

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Macri and Raciti

Absent:                        Cr Passas

 

Foreshadowed Motion (Macri)

 

THAT:

 

1.        Council support and finalise to gazettal stage the Planning Proposal PP_2017_IWEST_012_00 for 2-6 Cavill Avenue Ashfield to amend the Ashfield Local Environmental Plan 2013 as indicated in the report;

 

2.       Council liaise with Department of Planning and Environment and Parliamentary Counsel’s Office to draft and finalise the LEP Amendment;

 

3.       Following completion of (2) above, Council instruct the Department of Planning and Environment to notify the plan;

 

4.       Council authorise the General Manager to finalise the LEP amendments using the delegation granted by the Gateway Determination, and to finalise the amendments to the site specific Development Control Plan as indicated in the report;

 

5.       Council adopt the site specific amendments for 2-6 Cavill Avenue, Ashfield to the “Inner West Comprehensive Development Control Plan 2016 for Ashbury, Ashfield, Croydon, Croydon Park, Haberfield, Hurlstone Park and Summer Hill” as recommended in the report, and:

 

(i)     Carry out the procedures under the Environmental Planning and Assessment  Act 1979 for making the amendment to  the Development Control Plan, and

 

(ii)    Place an advertisement in the local newspaper advising that Council has adopted the amendments to the Development Control Plan, which will come into force in the event and at the time Planning Proposal PP_2017_IWEST_012_00 LEP amendment is published on the Legislation website.

 

This Foreshadowed Motion Lapsed.

 

Councillor Passas returned to the Meeting at 7:58 pm.

 

C0718 Item 7      Victoria Road Precinct, Marrickville - Development Control Plan Amendment

Motion: (Byrne/Passas)

 

THAT the matter be deferred pending a meeting with interested councillors, Department of Planning, the Proponent and Council Officers. With the matter to be reported back to council within 1 month.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Nil

 

Councillors Passas and Raciti retired from the Meeting at 8:04 pm.

 

C0718 Item 8      Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 3 July 2018

Motion: (Byrne/Macri)

 

THAT the Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 3 July 2018 be received and the recommendations be adopted subject to staff reviewing the proposal to remove parking spaces in Item 19 Nowranie Lane Summer Hill – Proposed ‘No parking’ restrictions.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

C0718 Item 12    Sydney Metro - Sydenham to Bankstown Upgrade - Council Submission on Preferred Infrastructure Report

Motion: (Drury/Steer)

 

THAT:

 

1.    Council reiterate our view that the case for the Sydney Metro Sydenham to Bankstown has not been adequately made. Our community is not prepared to accept the disruption that would be caused by this project, that we are not convinced will benefit our community or Sydney as a whole;

2.    Council suggest the State Government build new rail services to suburbs that don’t currently have them rather than converting existing commuter rail services from one rail mode to another rail mode;

 

3.    Council point out to the Department of Planning that simply reiterating the reasons for the project in the “Preferred Infrastructure Report” has, surprisingly, has not changed our minds;

 

4.    Given the appalling record of the State Government in managing infrastructure we also fear there will be a construction blowout;

 

5.    Council adopts the report with the following amendments. First sentence of first paragraph and replace with:

 

          “Inner West Council does not believe that the case for the Sydney Metro       Sydenham to Bankstown has been adequately made and we oppose the    Sydenham to Bankstown Corridor Strategy. The Council on 24 October 2017           called on the NSW Government to abandon the strategy, given concerns about           impacts on local character and heritage and existing affordable housing and lack           of provision of community and State infrastructure.”;

 

·         Delete “Additionally” from the second line of the first paragraph;

 

·         Amend third paragraph to commence with:

 

“If the NSW Government is determined to press ahead with the strategy, in the face of council and community opposition, then the cumulative impacts of the Metro and the strategy need to be more adequately addressed”;

 

·         In relation to parking management -include the requirement for the Project to                 fund a Parking Management Plan, along with the subsequent implementation of                any recommendations of this plan, to manage parking impacts from the                              project’s construction and operation;

 

·       In relation to vegetation and biodiversity - include “Council expresses extreme       concern over the loss of 503 trees and requests 2 for 1 replacements of any trees    lost as a result of the project”;

 

·        In relation to stormwater – “Council expresses concern that the flooding,      drainage    and stormwater assessment provided in the EIS was inadequate and it         is considered that the proposed revised mitigation measures are           insufficient.  Consequently, Council requests that comprehensive stormwater         modelling should be conducted to provide an evidence-based assessment of all    issues and that Council Officers be consulted prior to finalising any mitigation         measures”;

 

·        In relation to disabled access between carriages and platforms – “While Council    Officers recognise that a straightening of platforms would provide the most       reliable accessibility.  It is accepted that the proposed active and passive gap-      filling mechanisms should provide DDA compliance with a lower level of           disruption to passengers and nearby residents”

 

6.    Council thanks the staff for the preparation of the report;

 

7.    Delete the last 2 sentences of the conclusion of the report and replace with:

 

“Where the Sydney metro builds brand new rail lines to suburbs that don’t currently have them it represents an improvement to Sydney’s mass transit network. Where it converts existing heavy rail lines to metro it is failing to expand Sydney’s rail network, thus preventing a shift toward sustainable travel from private car dependency.”

 

8.      Council forward a copy of the resolution to Canterbury-Bankstown Council.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Cr Macri

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

C0718 Item 20    Notice of Motion: Supporting Community Refugee Sponsorship Program

Motion: (Kiat/Byrne)

 

THAT Council support an expanded and improved Community Sponsorship Program (CSP) for refugee resettlement in Australia by:

 

1.   Writing to the Local Federal Member, and the relevant Minister and Shadow Minister, supporting the CSP and calling for its improvement so that the Program:

 

a.   Does not take places from others in need;

 

b.   Provides adequate support and services;

 

c.   Limits the costs on sponsors;

 

d.   Allows community, family and businesses to act as sponsors; and

 

e.   Creates more places for people in need of protection to settle in Australia.

 

2.   Communicating with the Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative to seek information on how council can partner to support their work.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

C0718 Item 21    Notice of Motion: Expanding Refugee Centre support services

Motion: (Byrne/Stamolis)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Write to Peter Shergold requesting a meeting to discuss future expansion of the Callan Park Refugee Welcome Centre;

2.   Liaise with local vacation care providers and sports clubs to identify School Holiday programs places for clients of the Refugee Welcome centre;

3.   Liaise with the Police Citizens Youth Club at the Debbie and Abbey Borgia Community Recreation Centre regarding the possibility of recreation programs for clients of the centre;

4.   Install signage on the corner of Wharf Road and Perry Street, and at the Refugee Welcome Centre, advising of the Centre’s location; and

5.   Build on community acceptance and integration by publicising and promoting the great results being achieved by the centre, including the clients who are set to train as life guards following learn to swim and water safety lessons provided for by the Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre.

 

6.    Approve building 504 to be made available for wider community use - when not used by the refugee centre - by listing it on Council’s website under either Community Centres or Room, Hall and Other Venues.

 

7.    Prepare a report detailing its existing policies, programs and services in relation to refugees and for the policies and programs to be adopted by the Inner West Council.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

C0718 Item 23    Notice of Motion: City West Cycle Link

Motion: (Kiat/Drury)

 

THAT Council:

1.   Note its support for the City West Cycle Link concept;

2.   Notes that there may be an opportunity for the project to be delivered by the WestConnex project; and

3.   Seek a meeting with the RMS Project Director WestConnex and the City of Sydney to discuss the opportunity to deliver the City West Cycle Link, with the outcome to be reported back to Council.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Cr Stamolis

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amendment (Stamolis)

 

THAT Council:

1.   Note its support for the City West Cycle Link concept; and

2.   Seek a meeting with the RMS and the City of Sydney to discuss the opportunity to deliver the City West Cycle Link, with the outcome to be reported back to Council.

This amendment lapsed for want of a seconder.

 

C0718 Item 24    Notice of Motion: Advocacy against the Cuts to Income Support for People Seeking Asylum Living in the Community

Motion: (Da Cruz/York)

 

THAT:

 

     1. Council writes to the Prime Minister and to the Federal Minister of Home Affairs              asking the Federal Government to reverse cuts to the Status Resolution Support            Services (SRSS) program and highlighting the unfair and devastating impact of            these cuts on people seeking asylum and the Inner West community’s                        disagreement with these cuts;

 

     2. Council writes to the Premier of New South Wales asking her to make                           representation to both the Prime Minister and the Federal Minister of Home                          Affairs to highlight the devastating impact of these cuts on the NSW community           and to reverse the cuts;

 

     3. Members of Parliaments for the seats of Balmain, Heffron, Newtown, Strathfield,             Summer Hill and Grayndler; New South Wales Senators; and Members of the            NSW Legislative Council are informed of Council’s position;

 

      4. Other NSW Councils are contacted seeking their support for joint advocacy on               this issue;

 

     5. Council publicises practical way members of the Inner West Community can                    work with the Asylum Seekers Centre in Newtown to support people seeking                 asylum – see attached document;

 

     6. Council considers practical ways of supporting people seeking asylum; and

 

     7. Council works with the Asylum Seekers Centre in Newtown to organise a civic                leaders meetings with community leaders in the Inner West. The meeting will             discuss ways the community can collectively address the challenges        lying                    ahead for people seeking asylum.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

 

 

C0718 Item 26    Notice of Motion: Review of Upfront Speaking at Council Meetings

Motion: (Stamolis/Steer)

 

THAT Council to seek an independent assessment of its new practice of having all registered people speak at the commencement of Council meetings. This should include: assessing the effectiveness of the new practice in supporting high quality decision-making by Councillors and to compare the effectiveness of the new practice against the previous approach.

 

Motion Lost

For Motion:                 Crs Lockie, Stamolis and Steer

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

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

 

Motion: (Porteous/York)

 

THAT Standing Orders be resumed.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

Motion: (York/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT the Items 4 and 5 be brought forward and moved en bloc and the recommendations contained in the reports 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

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

C0718 Item 4      Amendment No. 14 to Leichhardt Local Environmental Plan 2013 - 101 -103 Lilyfield Road, Lilyfield

Motion: (York/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT:

 

1.   Council resolve to make the amendment to Leichhardt Local Environmental Plan 2013 for 101 - 103 Lilyfield Road, Lilyfield.

 

2.   Council delegate the plan making function for the above amendment to the Group Manager Strategic Planning.

 

3.   The Plan, once made, be forwarded to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for publication.

 

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

C0718 Item 5      Post Exhibition Report - Review of Planning Proposal and Development Control Plan Amendment Fees

Motion: (York/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.       Adopt the exhibited fees for planning proposals and development control plans amendments in accordance with the provisions of Local Government Act 1993; and

 

2.       Amend the Fees and Charges FY2018/19 to reflect the new fee structure.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

C0718 Item 1      Improving Community Safety in the Inner West

Motion: (Steer/Da Cruz)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Notes the current work to address Community Safety through the delivery of community safety initiatives and projects;

 

2.   Note that Council staff are actively working with Police and the community in known hotspots (i.e. Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, Salmon Park Playground and Darrell Jackson Gardens); and

 

3.   Continue working with key partners to investigate and research strategic approaches addressing community safety including establishment of a community safety forum held twice a year.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

Amendment (Stamolis)

 

THAT:

 

1.    Council conduct an audit of areas which have safety measures such as CCTV, lighting improvements or other measures; and

 

2.    A report be brought back to Council detailing the areas where these safety measures currently exist and other areas currently in investigation.

This amendment lapsed for want of a seconder.

 

Amendment (Byrne/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT the words ‘community safety committee’ in point 3 be replaced with the words  ‘community safety forum held twice a year’.

 

Motion Carried

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

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

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

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

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

9.51pm - The Mayor, Clr Byrne adjourned the meeting for a short recess.

10.10pm– The Mayor, Clr Byrne resumed the meeting.

 

C0718 Item 2      Operational Land Classification  for Arlington Grove, Dulwich Hill Affordable units (x 2)

Motion: (McKenna OAM/Macri)

 

THAT Council classifies land at Lot 8 and 47, 6-26 Grove Street and 60-64 Constitution Road, Dulwich Hill as operational land for the purposes of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Kiat, Passas, Porteous and Raciti

 

Councillors Kiat and Porteous re-entered the Meeting at 10:13 pm.

 

C0718 Item 9      WestConnex Air Quality & Noise Concerns

Motion: (York/Byrne)

 

THAT:


1.      A new “Air quality, pollution, environmental and traffic impacts” fund is         considered at the next quarterly review, with a view to allocating $250,000 to the fund; and

2.      Council notes the efforts of the community to organise citizen-run air quality          monitoring around various Westconnex construction sites, such as the project       being instigated by the Haberfield P&C, and writes to the University of    Wollongong Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub, Sydney           University, UTS,          ANSTO and the Centre for Air Pollution, Energy & Health Research (CAR) inviting      their partnership and seeking advice on how Council can work with the         Haberfield P&C and others to implement this monitoring and analyse and share    the    results.

 

3.         Writes to the NSW Minister for the Environment and Minister for Health to request that:

 

a.    Specific staff and other resources are allocated within the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and NSW Health to:

                                          i.    Further analyse and explain clearly to the broader community all issues, including complex technical matters, that arise from meetings of the WestConnex Air Quality Community Consultative Committee (AQCCC);

 

                                        ii.    Review on a regular (preferably daily) basis the air quality monitoring data being produced by WestConnex air quality monitors; investigate and report publicly on any exceedances; and recommend and/or require any additional measures that may be required to mitigate health impacts from air pollution;

 

                                       iii.    Explain why air quality monitoring data for the WestConnex Stage 1 (M4 East) now being posted on EPA’s public website and previous readings taken from the WestConnex monitor at St Peters Public School has at times showed exceedences of some air pollution standards, and the health implications of these exceedences;

 

                                       iv.    Investigate the health impacts caused by construction noise, particularly night works, on residents impacted by WestConnex, including noise caused by any utilities works in these areas;

                                        v.    Undertake a comprehensive study into the health impacts of WestConnex, including both construction and operational health impacts.

 

b.    The Ministers and relevant staff meet with Council to discuss an implementation program for the above, and the ongoing air quality and noise issues our residents are experiencing as a result of WestConnex.

 

 

4.         Look into the boundary fences at Wattle Street and any affected properties   near the WestConnex; and

 

5.         Write a letter to the NSW Premier and WestConnex stating that construction          will be ongoing until 2023 at the very least they should offer to pay council rates        for the affected properties so to compensate for the impacts on the residents.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

Amendment (Lockie/Stamolis)

 

THAT Council Employs an officer with suitable expertise in air quality and/or environmental health to advocate for residents on WestConnex and other matters should EPA and NSW Health fail to act, with funding to be identified and prioritised in the next quarterly review if surplus is available.

 

 

 

 

 

Motion Tied

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

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

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

The Chairperson used his Casting Vote against the MOTION and the MOTION was lost.

 

 

Matter Arising - Parliamentary Inquiry into WestConnex

 

Motion: (Porteous/Kiat)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.       Provides information on the Council website to residents regarding the         Parliamentary Inquiry key issues, how to make a submission and key issues that   could be included in a submission;

 

2.       Use e-news, social media and the Inner West Council page in the Inner West          Courier to inform residents about the upcoming Parliamentary Inquiry and      how they can make a submission; and

 

3.       Runs a public workshop on how to make a submission providing information on   some of the key issues that can be included in a submission. 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

C0718 Item 10    Voluntary Planning Agreement - 101-103 Lilyfield Road, Lilyfield

Motion: (Macri/Stamolis)

 

THAT:

 

1.   Council enter into the Voluntary Planning Agreement for 101-103 Lilyfield Road, Lilyfield provided in ATTACHMENT 1; and

 

2.   A draft Voluntary Planning Agreement Policy be reported back to Council no later by October 2018.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

Amendment (Porteous/Steer)

 

THAT:

 

1.       The Voluntary Planning Agreement for 101-103 Lilyfield Road, Lilyfield  should      have a monetary payment of $500,000 for affordable housing; and

 

 

Motion Lost

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

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

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

2.       The staff bring proposed Voluntary Planning Agreements to councillor briefings   before they come to a Council meeting so councillors can provide input.

 

Motion Tied

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

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

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

The Chairperson used his Casting Vote against the MOTION and the MOTION was lost.

 

Amendment (Byrne/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT a draft Voluntary Planning Agreement Policy be reported back to Council no later by October 2018.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

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

 

 

Matter Arising – Affordable Housing Fund

 

Motion: (Kiat/Drury)

 

THAT Council receive further advice on how cash obtained for the purpose of Council affordable housing could be managed under an affordable housing fund in accordance with Council’s Affordable Housing Policy. 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Cr Macri

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

 

C0718 Item 11    Voluntary Planning Agreement - Petersham RSL

Motion: (Macri/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Council enter into the Voluntary Planning Agreement for Petersham RSL sites 1, 2 and 3 provided in ATTACHMENT 1

 

Motion Carried

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

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

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

Foreshadowed Motion (Steer/Da Cruz)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.       Renegotiate the VPA proposal with Council’s position as 25% of the 360 units to   be transferred to Council to be managed as public affordable housing; and

 

2.       Investigate an affordable housing contribution scheme for the site to mandate       affordable housing contributions under section 7.32 of the EPA Act in accordance with Council’s inclusion in State Environment Planning Policy No. 70    (Affordable Housing Revised Schemes). 

 

This Foreshadowed Motion Lapsed.

 

C0718 Item 13    Draft Heads of Agreement with WCX M4 PT Pty Ltd for Community Facilities in Haberfield

Motion: (McKenna OAM/Byrne)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Note the community engagement undertaken to explore suitable projects for $2.5m funding from Sydney Motorways Corporation for community projects in Haberfield.

 

2.   Approve the $2.5m funding be allocated to the following priorities identified in the community engagement

a.   Significantly upgrading the Haberfield Centre comprising community rooms, library and garden

b.   Refurbishing the Mervyn Fletcher Hall including landscaping upgrade

 

3.   Note that these projects align with the requirements of WestConnex M4 East  identified in the enclosed Draft Heads of Agreement and

a.   approve these projects proceeding; and

b.   approve signing of the Heads of Agreement.

 

4.   Approve that Council staff proceed with the concept design (initial proposals), design development, cost plan, DA submission and construction for an expanded upgrade of the Haberfield Centre and Mervyn Fletcher Hall in accordance with the Heads of Agreement

 

5.    The design concept include options for converting one of the available rooms to be made use of as a theatre and musical rehearsal space.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confidential Session

 

Motion: (Drury/Kiat)

 

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

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

Members of the public were asked to leave the Chamber.

 

Motion: (McKenna OAM/Da Cruz)

 

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

Closed Session.

 

Motion Carried

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

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

 

C0718 Item 27    General Manager's Performance Agreement

Motion: (McKenna OAM/Da Cruz)

 

THAT:

 

1.    The General Manager’s performance agreement be reported back to the General Manager’s Performance Review Panel with the amendments to the agreement as  discussed in confidential session; and

 

2.    Council receive a report in relation to the recruitment process to appoint a General Manager to the next Ordinary Council Meeting.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

Meeting closed at 11.06pm

 

The following Items will be considered at the next Ordinary Council Meeting on 14 August 2018: Items 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22 and 25

 

 

Public Speakers:

 

 

Item #

 

Speaker             

Suburb

Item 3:

Stuart McCarthy

Marrickville (Newtown Jets)

Item 6:

Andrew Duggan

Sydney

Item 12:

Heather Davie

Marrickville

Item 20:

Praveena Gunaratnam

Marrickville

Item 21:

Cynthia Nadai

Lilyfield

Item 23:

Colin Jones

Summer Hill

Item 24:

Frances Rush

Kobi Shetty

Newtown

Lilyfield

Item 26:

Cynthia Nadai

Michele Hacking

Lilyfield

Rozelle