Supplementary AGENDA  1R

 

Distributed on 9 October 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Council Meeting

                            

TUESDAY 9 OCTOBER 2018

 

6.30pm

 

 

   


Council Meeting

9 October 2018

 

 

 

MEETING AGENDA – PRECIS

SUPPLEMENTARY ITEMS

 

 

The following report/s appear as late item/s with Mayoral approval as information required for the preparation of the report/s was not available at the time of distribution of the Business Paper.

 

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

ITEM                                                                                                                                         Page

 

C1018(1) Item 13     Mayoral Minute: Financial Assistance for Local Festivals and Fairs       3

C1018(1) Item 14     Mayoral Minute: Lilyfield Road Cycleway                                               4

C1018(1) Item 15     Mayoral Minute: Condolence Motion Hayden Mullaney                          6

  


Council Meeting

9 October 2018

 

Item No:         C1018(1) Item 13

Subject:         Mayoral Minute: FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR LOCAL FESTIVALS AND FAIRS           

From:             The Mayor, Councillor Darcy Byrne   

 

 

Motion:

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Rescind part of the resolution of the Ordinary Meeting of 25 September 2018 with reference to the Minutes of the Traffic Committee Meeting of 4 September that referred to waiving the fees for the road closure for the Newtown Good Food Fair as shown below:

“Delete point 1a in Item 21 - Eliza Street, Newtown – Temporary Road Closure For The Newtown Good Food Fair 2018 – Sunday 14 October 2018 (Stanmore Ward/Newtown Electorate/Inner West LAC) so as to waive the fee for the road closure.”;

2.   Provide a donation to the equivalent sum of any application fees required to authorise the temporary food stalls and road closures required for the operation of the Newtown Good Food Festival;

 

3.   Be provided with a report outlining:

a.   The estimated revenue shortfall for waiving the fees for local Business Chambers and local business associations events for:

i. Temporary Food Permits; and

ii. Temporary Road Occupancy.

b.   If the revenue losses can be absorbed within current operational budgets.

       4.  An estimate of current support provided to Business Chambers and local      business associations to conduct the Norton Street Festa and the Newtown Food      Fair and other similar events.

 

Background

 

I have been approached by the Newtown Precinct Business Association and other local chambers advising me that the costs associated with conducting street festival and events have risen significantly in the last two years. The Chambers are particularly concerned about the road closure and inspection fees that they have been asked to pay when in the past such fees were waived by Leichhardt Council or provide for in-kind by Ashfield and Marrickville Councils.

 

The local Business Chambers have asked Council to consider waiving road closure and inspection fees that are associated with local festivals and events. These include:

At the last Ordinary Meeting Council resolved to waive the fees associated with the Newtown Good Food Fair, including temporary food permit fees of $120 per stall, and a $1,578.50 fee to close Eliza Street.

 

Council has no process available to it to allow it to waive fees of this nature. The previous resolution is unable to be enacted. However, under Category 356 of the Local Government Act, Council may choose to make a donation

 

ATTACHMENTS

Nil.


Council Meeting

9 October 2018

 

Item No:         C1018(1) Item 14

Subject:         Mayoral Minute: Lilyfield Road Cycleway           

From:             The Mayor, Councillor Darcy Byrne   

 

 

Motion:

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Write to the Minister for Transport requesting confirmation of ongoing funding for the Lilyfield Road cycleway; and

 

2.   Council officers provide a report to the first Council meeting in November with an update on the outcomes of the initial public meetings, at which alternate proposals were initially presented to the community and a summary of expenditure to date on the project.

 

Background

 

Following community concerns against plans for the Lilyfield Road Cycleway, Council determined to scrap the existing designs and begin the process again, with more consultation with local residents. Alternative routes which address the issues raised during consultation must be considered as part of this process.

 

The project was originally initiated by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and has been funded by them. Council re-nominated the project for RMS grant funding as part of the NSW Government’s 2018/19 Active Transport Program, along with several other bike projects. I have been advised that Council officers have received verbal advice from officers within Transport for NSW indicating that Council was not successful in receiving grant funding for the Lilyfield Road Cycleway under the above program. Subsequent verbal advice has been received from RMS in September that $300,000 grant funding would be made available this financial year to progress the review, concept development and design of the project. There is clearly no reliable information from RMS at this stage as to whether the funding will be available or not.

 

The need for a revised project scope, which is well outside the original project design brief and pricing, necessitates that the re-design project be tendered. Given the extensive nature of the work, Council officers have taken the reasonable step of awaiting written confirmation of the grant to ensure project funding is secured before they engage a consultant to undertake this work. Council is very much committed to securing an active transport solution for Lilyfield that benefits all road users and residents.  We need official confirmation of funding from RMS in order to give Council and the community the surety it needs to allow us to proceed with this project.

 

In March 2018 Council adopted the following traffic committee recommendation:

 

THAT:

1.    In recognition of the level of objection to the project in its current form, the project not proceed to detailed design at this time;

 

2.   A revised concept plan be developed for the Lilyfield Road Separated Cycleway (Route EW09) following investigation into the following options:

a.   Investigation of an amendment to the proposed one-way restriction on Lilyfield Road between Gordon Street to Victoria Road from eastbound to westbound traffic.

b.   Investigation of further treatments to discourage ‘rat-running’.

c.   Investigation of opportunities to relocate bicycle crossing to the signalised crossing of Balmain Road and Lilyfield Road.

d.   Investigation of opportunities to increase parking supply.

e.   Investigation of opportunities to retain left turn slip lane from Mary Street into Lilyfield Road.

f.    Investigation of options to allow cyclists to enter mixed traffic treatment in the westbound direction from Mary Street to Canal Road whilst retaining the bidirectional bicycle treatment in this section.

g.   Investigation of increasing width of cycle path where possible to 3.0m. 

 

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Nil.


Council Meeting

9 October 2018

 

Item No:         C1018(1) Item 15

Subject:         Mayoral Minute: Condolence Motion Hayden Mullaney           

From:             The Mayor, Councillor Darcy Byrne   

 

 

Motion:

 

THAT Council write a letter of condolence to the family of Hayden Mullaney, expressing our sadness at his passing and thanking them for his service to the inner west community.

 

 

Background

 

On Wednesday 19 September, Council lost a valued employee and much loved member of our local community, Hayden Mullaney.

 

Hayden started at Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre (AKAC) in 2011, even before the centre opened to the public. Over the last seven years Hayden performed the roles of Gym Supervisor, Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor.

 

Hayden was a respected professional who was sought after by members for his knowledge as well as his friendly and supportive approach to his role.

 

Over his seven years he created many relationships with both members and staff. He had a kind, helpful heart and it gave him the ability to make everyone and anyone feel at ease and comfortable at AKAC.

 

Hayden had a busy lifestyle and yet would stay make time for everybody. He was the social type who would also be the first to arrive and last to leave at work events, and even went so far as to organise nights out with the members.

 

He had such a special impact on the community and many of the members became his friends. He was a passionate, glass half full kind of guy who was loved by many and will be missed by all. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Nil.