Council Meeting

30 October 2018

 

Minutes of Ordinary Council Meeting held on 30 October 2018

 

Meeting commenced at 6.35pm

 

Present:

Darcy Byrne

Victor Macri

Marghanita Da Cruz Mark Drury

Lucille McKenna OAM

Colin Hesse

Sam Iskandar

Tom Kiat

Pauline Lockie

Julie Passas

Rochelle Porteous

Vittoria Raciti

John Stamolis

Louise Steer
Rik Hart

Elizabeth Richardson

Mayor

Deputy Mayor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor (6.40pm)

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

 

Harjeet Atwal

 

Cathy Edwards-Davis

David Birds

Erla Ronan

Kendall Banfield

Ian Naylor

Darcie Huisman

Group Manager Civic and Executive Support, Integration,

Customer Service and Business Excellence

Group Manager Development Assessment and Regulatory Services

Group Manager Trees, Parks and Sportsfields

Group Manager Strategic Planning

Group Manager Community Services and Culture

Manager WestConnex Unit

Manager Civic and Executive Support

Business Paper Support Officer

 

APOLOGIES:       (Byrne/Steer)

 

THAT Apologies from Councillor York be accepted and a leave of absence be granted.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS:                   

 

Clr Lockie and Clr Steer declared non-significant, non-pecuniary interests in Item 9 as their works is featured in an exhibition that is proposed to receive a grant from Council.

 

Motion: (Hesse/Stamolis)

 

THAT the declaration of interests be noted.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

Motion: (McKenna OAM/Da Cruz)

 

THAT the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on Tuesday, 9 October 2018 be confirmed as a correct record, subject to the following change:

 

On page 8 of the Minutes, amend the Declaration of Interest for Councillors Iskandar and Macri to refer to Item 5.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

Clr Porteous entered the meeting at 6.40pm

 

C1018(2) Item 36         Mayoral Minute: Bring Back the Sydney Rock Oyster

Motion: (Byrne)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Give in principle support to a partnership with its the Living Seawalls: Bring Back the Sydney Rock Oyster Project to identify locations in the local government area where seawall tiles can be trialled;

2.   Receive a report, drawing on the recently approved Seawall tiles trial in North Sydney, on how a similar program can be implemented in the Inner West, including:

a)   Assessment of appropriate public seawalls for installation;

b)   Clarifying the process for assessment approval at any identified locations;

c)   Processes for approval of the installation of tiles on private property, including whether this can be achieved without fees or the need of a development application.

3.   Seek the collaboration of the NSW Government in identifying an approval process for the installation of sea wall tiles, on public and private property in the Sydney Harbour catchment;

4.   Write to the Parramatta River Catchment Group to inform them of our commitment to the Living Seawalls project; and

5.  As part of the project, survey oyster colonies, particularly in Rozelle Bay in Inner West LGA and report on the health and the toxins present in the oysters.

 

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

 

 

 

 

C1018(2) Item 37         Mayoral Minute: Balmain Leagues Club

Motion: (Byrne)

 

THAT:

 

1.   Council write to the shareholders of Wests Tigers, including Wests Ashfield, seeking discussions about how a Tigers Leagues Club could be delivered and operated within any approved development of the former Balmain Leagues Club site, as is required under Council’s planning controls and the most recent NSW Land and Environment Court determination;

 

2.   Write to the Administrator of the Balmain Leagues Club seeking clarification about the state of the Club’s assets, the likelihood of the Board being reformed and the potential for Wests Tigers’ shareholders to take up the ownership or management of a Tigers Leagues Club within any approved development;

 

3.   Note the previous resolution of Leichhardt Council to offer assistance in the establishment of a charitable trust to fund the Balmain Tigers Rugby League Football Club;

 

4.   Write to Wests Tigers, the Australian Rugby League Commission and the New South Wales Rugby League stating our preference for arrangements to be made for the ongoing funding of the Balmain Tigers Rugby League Football Club through a charitable foundation, or other means, to ensure the Football Club’s ongoing existence;

 

5.   Write to the NSW Government restating our opposition to the compulsory acquisition of the former Leagues Club site for use as a dive site for the proposed Western Harbour Tunnel, noting the enormous environmental, health and amenity impacts the project would have on the local community and Rozelle Public School; and

 

6.   Seek confirmation from Council Officers about when the Development Control Plan for the site will be reported to Council.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Crs Hesse and Steer

 

C1018(2) Item 38         Mayoral Minute: White Ribbon Day

Motion: (Byrne)

 

THAT:

 

1.   Council proceed with the event focusing on the prevention of violence against women planned to be held on 21 November at the Addison Road Community Centre;

2.   Council’s publicity material for the above event should focus on the 16 Days of Activism to prevent violence, as aligns with Council’s current practices and initiatives, and encourage our community partners to take a similar stance;

3.   Council writes urgently to the CEO of White Ribbon Day:

a.   Seeking private and public clarification from White Ribbon about their policy position and intentions with regards to women’s reproductive rights;

b.   Requiring a response to this enquiry by 2 November to allow Council to further determine in which way Council will be involved with the White Ribbon Day event planned for 21 November 2018 at the Addison Road Community Centre; and

4.    Confirming that we will remove Council association with White Ribbon if the organisation changes its policy position regarding reproductive rights.

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Cr Passas

 

C1018(2) Item 39         Mayoral Minute: LED Streetlight Replacement Program

Motion: (Byrne)

 

THAT Council write to Ausgrid confirming Council’s support of the “Lighting the Way” project to accelerate the rollout of LED street lighting and seeking:

 

a.   Urgent finalisation of the contract to allow this mutually beneficial project to go ahead at the earliest possible opportunity;

b.   Urgent clarification of expected completion timelines for the contract negotiations; and

c.   A commitment to collaborative promotion of the project and its benefits, to the residents of the inner west.

 

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

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

Motion: (Byrne/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Council hear from all of the registered speakers and that the speaker registered for Item 28 be heard first.

 

Motion Tied

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

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

 

The Chairperson used his Casting Vote for the MOTION and the MOTION was carried.

 

Foreshadowed Motion: (Porteous/Stamolis)

 

THAT Council bring forward the items that the speakers have registered to speak to and that the speaker registered to Item 28 be heard first. 

 

The Foreshadowed Motion lapsed.

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

8.47pm - The Mayor, Clr Byrne adjourned the meeting for a short recess.

9.11pm– The Mayor, Clr Byrne resumed the meeting.

 

Clr Iskandar retired from the meeting at 8.47pm.

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

 

Motion: (Byrne/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Standing orders be resumed.

 

Motion Lost

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

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

Absent:                        Cr Iskandar

 

Foreshadowed Motion: (Porteous/Hesse)

 

THAT Council bring forward the items that the speakers have registered to speak to.

 

Motion Carried

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

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

Absent:                        Cr Iskandar

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

Motion: (Byrne/Porteous)

 

THAT Item 1 be brought forward.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Iskandar

 

Clr Passas left the meeting at 9.31pm

 

C1018(2) Item 1            Financial Statements 2017/18

Motion: (Drury/Passas)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.                Receives and notes the report; and

 

2.                Endorses the Financial Statements to be placed on public exhibition, ensuring that the document is exhibited in an Accessible and readable form, with a view of tabling the final report at the November 2018 Council meeting.

 

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Iskandar and Passas

 

Clr Passas returned to the meeting at 9.37pm

 

C1018(2) Item 3            A Healthier Inner West - Office of Sport

Motion: (Drury/Byrne)

 

THAT:

 

1.    Council appoint an Office of Sport Coordinator to assist and partner local sporting clubs and organisations to strategically address community health and wellbeing and actively promote this service;

 

2.    The position be be temporarily appointed for a trial period of two years initially. The effectiveness and success of the Office of Sport shall be evaluated at the end of the two year period;

 

3.    The Office of Sport Coordinator strategically partner with the sporting clubs and key partners to increase participation of girls, women, people from lower socio economic backgrounds, seniors and people with disabilities as informed by the Recreation Needs Study: A Healthier Inner West, and engage also with residents participating in individual and non-club based recreational activity; and

 

4.    Council receive a report back after one year on a review of the position of Office of Sport Coordinator.  

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Iskandar

 

Clr Passas left the meeting at 10.04pm

 

C1018(2) Item 4            Alternative Sites for a Regional Skate Park Facility in the North     of the Inner West LGA

Motion: (Byrne/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Council proceed to undertake community engagement on the development of a skate park facility adjacent to Leichhardt Oval No.3.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Iskandar

 

Clr Passas returned to the meeting at 10.13pm

 

 

 

C1018(2) Item 5            Outcomes from the public exhibition of the Recreation Needs       Study: A Healthier Inner West.

Motion: (McKenna OAM/Byrne)

 

THAT:

 

1.    Council endorse the Recreation Needs Study: A Healthier Inner West report;

 

2.    The Recreation Needs Study: A Healthier Inner West report is used to inform the development of a Recreation Strategy, Section 7.11 Contributions Plan and other relevant Council planning documents;

 

3.    All residents and stakeholders who expressed an interest are notified of Council’s decision and thanked for their contribution; and

 

4.    That a further report, outlining the implementation timeline and funding options for the following priority actions within the study, be reported to Council in February 2019:

 

·         Drafting of the recommended amendments to the Local Environment Plan and Development Control Plan to encourage provision of recreation facilities in new developments;

·         Confirmation of the timeline for completion of the artificial surfacing of sporting fields study;

·         Identification of a laneway or laneways where a pilot activation of the space for recreational use can be undertaken;

·         Increasing investment in the upgrades of pocket parks in areas identified as having relative open space deficiencies;

·         Review of the potential for partnerships with schools to improve sporting facilities and to make them available outside of school hours for community sport;

·         Providing a pilot nature based play space for children within an existing park; and

·         An audit of lighting across Council sporting facilities to identify where new lighting could increase the use, capacity and safety of sporting fields.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Iskandar

 

Amendment: (Da Cruz/Steer)

 

Amend point 1 to add “noting the need for good pedestrian and cycle access to a variety of  diverse, socially cohesive, and  inclusive and accessible,  recreation activities including, but not limited to,  Bushcare and Citizen Science (run/supported by Urban Ecology Team), Community Gardens (run by Parks and Gardens Team), Art and Craft (run by Arts & Community Services), as well as activities offered at Community facilities (run by Community Services & Libraries) such as Yoga, Dance, Martial Arts, Drumming, Book Clubs, Occasional Childcare; spaces for quiet contemplation, dog free green space, meeting places, bird watching and shopping, food, theatre, music and other entertainment, etc."

Motion Lost

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

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

Absent:                        Cr Iskandar

 

C1018(2) Item 6            Waterfront Sporting Ground-Cricket Nets Location

Motion: (Macri/Byrne)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Proceed with the installation of the cricket nets in the original Development Application approved site as per DA/2017/313, noting the significant risks associated with departing from this location;

 

2.    Note the significant number of heritage listed trees which will need to be removed should the proposal proceed and the detrimental impacts this will have on the open space qualities of the Waterfront Precinct;

 

3.    Consider revisiting the location of the cricket nets at a future time when either:

 

a)    an adopted Landscape Structure Plan is completed for Callan Park or

b)    the Callan Master Plan is adopted and the Callan Park and Broughton Hall Trust is established;

 

4.    Retain the current alignment of the fence on the north-western side of the sporting ground noting that this area is a turning area for vehicles leaving the  Waterfront Precinct and as a site for emergency parking for ambulances which may need to service the sporting field;

 

5.    Note that a formal review of the current alignment of the fence on the north-western side of the sporting ground could be undertaken in the future, once car parking arrangements and realignment of the Bay Run are addressed as part of a landscape and traffic management plan for this area;

 

6.    Instruct the contractors installing the nets that if possible they be installed to allow them to be packed down. Should this not be achievable the nets should be installed permanently; and

 

7.    Should the removable nets be installed, they should be set up at the conclusion of each winter season and dismantled at the conclusion of each summer season.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Iskandar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C1018(2) Item 11         Planning Proposal for 2-6 Cavill Avenue, Ashfield -                           Supplementary Report on Affordable Housing Delivery        Mechanisms

Motion: (Drury/Kiat)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Note this report and proceeds to amend Ashfield Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2013 now as indicated in the report to Council 24 July 2018, and implement the requirements of Clause 4.3A of the LEP by having future development consent conditions that ensure affordable housing is provided for management by a community housing provider while remaining in the ownership of the developer or successor; and

 

2.    Resolves that for sites within “Area 1” in the Ashfield Town Centre identified on the Maximum Height of Building Map, where development is approved pursuant to Clause 4.3 A (3) of the Ashfield Local Environmental Plan 2013, Council confirms that that development consent conditions should be applied to ensure affordable housing is achieved and appropriately managed by a registered community housing provider in perpetuity.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Iskandar

 

Motion: (Stamolis/Passas)

 

THAT items 10, 13, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 25 be brought forward and moved en bloc and the recommendations contained in the reports be adopted by Council.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Iskandar

 

C1018(2) Item 10         Planning Proposal Assessment Report - 1-5 Chester Street,           Annandale

Motion: (Stamolis/Passas)

 

THAT:

 

1.   Council does not support the Planning Proposal for the reasons outlined in the report including that:

a)   It fails the Strategic Merit Test of "A guide to preparing planning proposals" as it is inconsistent with key objectives and priorities of the Greater Sydney Region Plan 2018; Eastern City District Plan 2018; and Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy (PRCUTS) 2016.

Specifically, the Planning Proposal is inconsistent with the following elements of PRCUTS:

i.    Policy context and the Strategy's vision for the Corridor and especially for the Camperdown precinct which is for residential development including affordable, student and key workers accommodation to support biotechnology and employment uses;

ii.   Implementation Tool Kit including the Implementation Plan 2016-2023, Planning and Design Guidelines, Infrastructure Schedule and Urban Amenity Improvement Plan;

iii.  Reference Reports including the Precinct Transport Report, Fine Grain Study and Sustainability Implementation Plan;

iv.  Exceeds the Planning and Design Guidelines recommended density by 73.3% without satisfactorily demonstrating that the proposal would achieve better built form outcomes or design excellence; and

v.   Does not meet the requirements of the Parramatta Road Implementation Plan 2016 - 2023 'Out of Sequence Checklist'  criteria.

b)   It is inconsistent with the Ministerial Directions issued under Section 9.1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 including Directions No. 1.1 - Business and Industrial Zones, 7.1 - Implementation of A Plan for Growing Sydney and 7.3 - Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy;

c)   It is inconsistent with the Inner West Council Community Strategic Plan 2018;

d)   It is inconsistent with Leichhardt Employment and Economic Development Plan 2013 - 2023, Leichhardt Employment Lands Study 2014 and Leichhardt Industrial Precinct Planning Report 2016 and would result in loss of employment and urban services land;

e)   It is premature in the light of the prospective outcomes of strategic planning studies and projects underway at State and Local Government levels;

f)    It does not demonstrate that it will make an adequate contribution towards the provision of affordable housing which is inconsistent with the objectives of the Greater Sydney Region Plan 2018, Eastern City District Plan 2018 and Council's Affordable Housing Policy; and

g)  Support of this Planning Proposal would result in a premature and adverse development precedent in the Camperdown Precinct and for other sites in the Parramatta Road Corridor Strategy area.

2.         Should the proponent request a Rezoning Review by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, delegation is given to the Group Manager of Strategic Planning to lodge a submission to the review process in accordance with this report and Council's related resolution.

4.         Council prioritise preparation of a Masterplan for the Camperdown Precinct in collaboration with health and education stakeholders to support the development of innovative and incubator biotechnology activities in the area.

5.         Council resolves as the planning proposal authority for the Inner West LGA to not accept any new private planning proposals in the urban renewal areas of Parramatta Road Corridor and Sydenham to Bankstown Corridor until the completion of the Inner West LEP, DCP and Infrastructure Contributions Plan.

6.         Council write to the Minister for Planning to request a similar arrangement to that provided for the City of Ryde Council whereby the rezoning review process is suspended for planning proposals in the Parramatta Road and Sydenham to Bankstown Corridors from 30 October 2018 to 1 November 2020.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Iskandar

 

C1018(2) Item 13         Affordable Housing for Victoria Road Precinct

Motion: (Stamolis/Passas)

 

 

THAT Council develop a scope of works and appoint a suitable consultant to provide financial feasibility analysis to support the consideration of a generic model approach to affordable housing contribution schemes for precincts that are to be considered for rezoning before the new Council-wide LEP is gazetted, to support Council in its negotiations on VPAs and to support the development of the approach to be taken to SEPP 70 schemes in the new Council-wide LEP.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Iskandar

 

C1018(2) Item 16         City West Cycle Link - Progress Report

Motion: (Stamolis/Passas)

 

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Write to the City of Sydney Council requesting it supports the preparation of a joint letter to the RMS WestConnex Delivery Unit seeking their funding and delivery of the City West Cycle Link as a component of the M4-M5 Link Project; and

2.   Write to the Minister for Roads and Minister for Transport, highlighting the unique opportunity, presented by construction of the Rozelle Railyards Linear Park, to permit the creation of the City West Cycle Link and requesting their support in pursuing its synchronised construction with the park and Council’s active transport network and its funding and delivery by RMS.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Iskandar

 

 

 

 

 

C1018(2) Item 17         Annandale Conservation Area Extension - Public Exhibition

Motion: (Stamolis/Passas)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.       Support the amendment to Leichhardt Local Environmental Plan (LLEP) 2013 extending Annandale Conservation Area (C1) excluding all Sydney Regional Environmental Plan (SREP 26) lands;

2.       Liaise with the NSW Parliamentary Counsel’s Office and NSW Department of Planning and Environment to draft and finalise the LLEP amendment;

3.       Delegate the making of the LLEP to the Group Manager Strategic Planning;

4.       Following completion of (3) above, request the Department of Planning and Environment notify the Plan; and

5.       Support the inclusion of the Mural, The Crescent, Annandale on the State Heritage Register and forward relevant documentation to the Office of Environment and Heritage requesting the listing.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Iskandar

 

C1018(2) Item 22         INVESTMENT REPORT AS AT 30 SEPTEMBER 2018

Motion: (Stamolis/Passas)

 

THAT the report be received and noted.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Iskandar

 

C1018(2) Item 23         Former-Council Legacy Policies Rescission

Motion: (Stamolis/Passas)

 

THAT the following legacy policies rescinded as they are deemed obsolete:

 

a)   Audio Recording of Council Meetings Policy;

 

b)   Council Committee Structure and Terms of Reference;

 

c)   Councillor Expenses and Facilities Policy;

 

d)   Provision of Information to Councillors Policy;

 

e)   Councillor Policy For Payment Of Expenses & Provision Of Facilities;

 

f)    Meetings Between Councillors & Members Of Parliament and/or Government Departments;

 

g)   Precinct Committee System Policy;

 

h)   Precinct Committee System Policy;

 

i)    Social Media Policy;

 

j)    Media Relations Policy;

 

k)   Community Engagement Policy; and

 

l)    Social Media Strategy.

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Iskandar

 

C1018(2) Item 25         Status of Legal Proceedings

Motion: (Stamolis/Passas)

 

THAT the report be received and noted.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Iskandar

 

Confidential Session

 

Motion: (Byrne/McKenna OAM)

 

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

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Iskandar

 

 

Members of the public were asked to leave the Chamber.

 

Motion: (Byrne/Passas)

 

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

Closed Session.

 

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

Council.

 


 

Reports with Confidential Information

 

C1018(2) Item 34         Cooks River Parklands Upgrade Tender Report

Motion: (Drury/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT the tender submitted by Glascott Landscape and Civil Pty Ltd. be accepted.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Iskandar

 

C1018(2) Item 26         Land And Environment Court Proceedings - Council ats Eric         Findlay - Order To Remove Pony

Motion: (Drury/ McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Council continue to prosecute this matter.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Iskandar

 

C1018(2) Item 35         Review of Organisational Structure

Motion: (Drury/ McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Council note the report.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Hesse, Stamolis and Steer

Absent:                        Cr Iskandar

 

Motion (Byrne/McKenna OAM)

 

That the meeting be adjourned until 6.30pm, Tuesday 6 November 2018.

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Iskandar

 

Meeting Adjourned at 11.03pm

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting resumed at 6.36pm on Tuesday 6 November 2018

 

 

Present:

Darcy Byrne

Victor Macri

Marghanita Da Cruz Mark Drury

Lucille McKenna OAM

Colin Hesse

Tom Kiat

Pauline Lockie

Julie Passas

Rochelle Porteous

Vittoria Raciti

John Stamolis

Louise Steer
Rik Hart

Elizabeth Richardson

Mayor

Deputy Mayor

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

John Warburton

Deputy General Manager Community and Engagement

Nellette Kettle

 

Harjeet Atwal

 

David Birds

Erla Ronan

Kendall Banfield

Jan Orton

Wal Petchler

Ian Naylor

Katherine Paixao

Group Manager Civic and Executive Support, Integration,

Customer Service and Business Excellence

Group Manager Development Assessment and Regulatory Services

Group Manager Strategic Planning

Group Manager Community Services and Culture

Manager WestConnex Unit

Group Manager Environment and Sustainability

Group Manager Roads & Stormwater

Manager Civic and Executive Support

Business Paper Coordinator

 

APOLOGIES:       (Drury/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Apologies from Councillor Iskandar be accepted.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

C1018(2) Item 12         Planning Proposal - Precinct 75 - Mary, Edith, Roberts Streets,     St Peters

Motion: (Lockie/Hesse)

 

THAT:

 

1.         Council does not support the Planning Proposal in its current form for the reasons given in the planning report, including inadequate retention of existing levels of employment floorspace, stage agency submission on the adequacy of the capacity of the local street system, adverse impacts on residences, overdevelopment, and community concerns.

2.       Council would support an amended proposal for:

(i)         Retention of the existing IN2 - Light Industrial Use zone for the part of the site affected by the ANEF contours of 25-30, as indicated in the map in this report  to prevent any residential use adversely impacted by aircraft noise. The remaining part of the site being re- zoned to permit residential and also employment generating uses;

(ii)        Reduced Maximum Building Height to ensure future buildings will have an appropriate scale and amenity impact on the existing house at Unwins Bridge Road, and houses between Edith Street and Silver Street and on Mary Street;

(iii)       Reduced Maximum Floor Space Ratio to correspond with reduced building heights in (ii); and

(iv)      Include 3.6 meter landscaped buffer and an enclosed and sound proofed structure for the ramp and exit to the car Park on Mary Street.

3.         Council request the Department of Planning and Environment to confirm that it agrees with the recommended amendments to the Planning Proposal in (2) above, and requests that Council:

-      Make amendments to the Planning Proposal;

-      Forward the amended Planning Proposal to the Department for an amended Gateway Determination;

-      Produce a site specific Development Control Plan reflecting the amended Planning Proposal, and addressing the matters identified in the planning report to Council.

 

4.         Should the Department of Planning and Environment not accept Recommendation 2, and support the B4 zoning for the site, Council requests the Planning Proposal be amended for:

(i)         B4 Mixed Use land use zone, together with a site specific clause in the Marrickville LEP 2013 to maintain at least as much employment floorspace as currently exists on the site, retains historic buildings and prohibits any residential use within the parts of the site affected by the ANEF 25-30 contours;

(ii)        Reduced Maximum Building Height as identified in the Part 4.2 of  the report to ensure future buildings will have an appropriate scale and amenity impact on the existing house at Unwins Bridge Road, and nearby houses between Edith Street and Silver Street, and

(iii)       Reduced Maximum Floor Space Ratio to correspond with reduced building heights as identified in Part 4.2 of the report.

 

5.         The Department of Planning and Environment should be requested to confirm that Council should negotiate a Voluntary Planning Agreement with the site owner, prior to publication of the Planning Proposal on the NSW legislation website for the following:

(i)         Provision of affordable housing in accordance with Council’s Affordable Housing Policy.

(ii)        Necessary road reservation improvements in Edith Street to cater for two way traffic access to the site, and also to make public domain improvements identified in the report.

(iii)       Necessary footpath provision in Mary Street to ensure there is continuous safe pedestrian travel along the street.

(iv)       Provide for creative industries.

 

6.         If the Department of Planning and Environment accepts Council’s recommendations above in (3) and (4) the preparation of an amended Planning Proposal and a site specific Development Control Plan is delegated to the Group Manager Strategic Planning;

 

7.         Council defer the assessment of the current Development Application on the site pending the outcomes of (6) above;

8.       Council defer the assessment of any Development Application for the site     pending the adoption of a site specific Development Control Plan in accordance    with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, that supports the       content of the recommended future amendment to the Marrickville LEP 2011 and   addresses the issues identified in this report;

 

9.        If the Department of Planning and Environment accepts Council’s         recommendations above in (3) and (4), Council will review the air quality analysis      and continue to liaise with the RMS and the EPA regarding the air quality          impacts from the WestConnex stacks, especially in the light of evidence       presented at the WestConnex parliamentary inquiry and recent media reports        that contradict the RMS’s assessment; and

 

10.      Council notes in relation to possible VPA negotiations for affordable housing,       that Council may also be able to obtain an affordable housing contribution         through a mandatory affordable housing contribution scheme, and that any     future work on affordable housing contribution schemes should consider this        precinct. 

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Crs Passas and Raciti

 

Councillor Macri left the Meeting at 7:13 pm.

Councillor Macri returned to the Meeting at 7:19 pm.

 

C1018(2) Item 14         WestConnex Update Report

Motion:  (McKenna OAM/Byrne)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Includes in its next quarterly newsletter information on WestConnex impacts and areas of assistance offered by Council, with reference to the issues listed in the Council report.  This information is to be supported by complementary information on Council’s website and within the existing WestConnex Weekly Update Reports.  Actions to be investigated and implemented for increasing the readership of the Weekly Update Reports;

 

2.    a)         That Council writes to the NSW Premier with copies to relevant ministers               and local State members to:

 

·           Request details of the outcome of any Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) review carried out of the location and installation of RMS street ‘furniture’ (cabinets, signs and poles) at Haberfield-Ashfield and similarly obstructive signs and infrastructure in St Peters, such as the electrical box recently installed outside 10 Brown St, St Peters;

·         Direct relevant Ministers, RMS and the M4 East contractor to review and relocate street furniture (wherever possible) in consultation with Council and the local community, to ensure that this infrastructure should be located well away from footpaths within the verge as close as possible to the kerb, not blocking footpaths or creating a hazard for pedestrians, other footpath users and to drivers exiting streets;

·      Direct the redesign and widening of the footway on the southern or Ashfield side of Parramatta Road between Orpington & Bland Streets including the intersection with Chandos Street to its original pre-WestConnex width of approximately four metres;

·      Point out that the newly-installed WestConnex-related road signs at the front of Ashfield Park are in breach of M4 East Condition of Approval B26, which is intended to prevent visual impacts on Ashfield Park;

·      Request a review of the safety and accessibility of signalised pedestrian crossings around the M4 East Haberfield interchange, i.e. Parramatta Road crossing at Bland Street, Parramatta Road crossing at Wattle Street, Wattle Street crossing at Ramsay Street and Dobroyd Parade crossing at Waratah Street;

·      Request RMS and project contractors to take immediate action to reduce kerbside parking demands in Haberfield-Ashfield, particularly around the Haberfield Public School, noting work on the Parramatta Road construction sites is about to commence;

·      Request the RMS and project contractors work with Council to install traffic calming and 40kph speed limits around all Haberfield-Ashfield construction sites;

·      Request RMS to supply to Council and DP&E information from ‘consistency assessments’, to be examined by Council and DP&E for consistency with conditions of approval;

·      Request a meeting with DP&E staff prior to approval of WestConnex Stage 3 Modification 1 regarding the following further construction impact mitigation measures: vehicular access to both Parramatta Road construction sites to/from Parramatta Road; reduced vehicle speed limit around all construction sites; no out-of-hours works on civil sites; no shuttle bus or construction vehicle layover to service out-of-area construction sites; all spoil haulage trucks to use M4 East tunnels; increased level of mitigation for noise, vibration, dust and property damage; extension of the project impact area for property assessment purposes from 50 to 100 metres; temporary pedestrian access bridge between Parramatta Road construction sites to be open to the public; additional crossing guards around Haberfield Public School, funded by RMS, SMC and/or project contractors; and an expanded area for offer of alternative accommodation or voluntary acquisition for severely affected residents around construction sites. 

 

b)    Staff:

·      Work with the local traffic committee and disability groups in their advocacy work toward relocation of the RMS street furniture, widening of the Parramatta Road footway and assessment of signalised pedestrian crossings; and

·         Support the Haberfield Public School efforts to approach to RMS to secure crossing guards at Bland St and Denman Avenue;

 

3.    Writes to the NSW Premier and relevant Ministers seeking a dialogue with the WestConnex Stage 3A (mainline tunnel) contractor to inform the community of details of what facilities and activities are planned for the Ashfield-Haberfield Muirs sites;

 

4.   

a)     Writes to the Premier and relevant Ministers seeking a meeting with relevant Minister(s) and staff from RMS and Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC):

·           to express concern about inadequate consultation on the M4 East Urban Design & Landscape Plan (UDLP) to date;

·           to seek further input by Council and the community in this plan prior to its finalisation; and

·           to ensure there is adequate consultation on the Haberfield Gardens legacy plan prior to its finalisation.

b)     Writes to the Premier requesting that Treasury authorises RMS to return all residual lands in Haberfield and Ashfield to open space or other appropriate community uses, in recognition of the considerable impacts suffered by the Haberfield-Ashfield community from WestConnex construction and the limited amount of open space available in this densely-developed part of Ashfield;

c)     Discusses with the owner of the former Buddhist temple site the possibility of working with RMS to create more publicly-accessible open space around the realigned Parramatta Road between Orpington and Chandos Streets at Ashfield; and

d)     Requests information from RMS on all residual lands (including acquired properties that are surplus) and lands that are proposed to be acquired;

 

5.        

a)     Requests a review by Council legal staff of the proposed occupation of a portion of Reg Coady Reserve at Haberfield that is part of the creation of the G-loop for WestConnex Stage 3.  Legal staff to investigate seeking appropriate compensation for use of this land.

b)     In collaboration with Canada Bay Council, writes to Sydney Water to clarify details and timelines for the proposed naturalisation of Iron Cove Creek.  Council to propose that part of the cost of this naturalisation work be borne by RMS, SMC and/or Stage 3 contractor as a contribution to revitalising areas that have been negatively affected by WestConnex;

 

6.      

a)     Establishes a register and map of properties that have been reported to have suffered damage from WestConnex construction.  Council to inform residents of this register and encourage them to inform Council of WestConnex-related property damage regardless of distance from WestConnex tunnels and construction sites.  The register to be kept up-to-date and be available to the public via Council’s website.  Advice from Council’s legal and risk management staff on legal or other risks to be sought before proceeding with this action; and

b)     Writes to RMS, SMC and WestConnex Stage 3 contractors to advocate increasing the qualification zone for pre-condition reports from 50m to 100m.

 

7.      Reimburses Rozelle Against WestConnex (RAW) $890 (including GST) for flyer printing for the 14 April 2018 anti-WestConnex rally in King George Park and $113.85 (including GST) for materials needed to erect 150 of Council’s anti-WestConnex corflute signs on poles in the Rozelle area (total RAW expenses = $1,003.85).  Reimbursement is subject to provision to Council of invoices, receipts or other proof of expenses.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Macri and Passas

 

Amendment (Porteous/Hesse)

THAT Council reimburses Rozelle Against WestConnex (RAW) $890 (including GST) for flyer printing for the 14 April 2018 anti-WestConnex rally in King George Park and $113.85 (including GST) for materials needed to erect 150 of Council’s anti-WestConnex corflute signs on poles in the Rozelle area (total RAW expenses = $1,003.85).  Reimbursement is subject to provision to Council of invoices, receipts or other proof of expenses.

 

Motion Carried

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

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

 

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

 

C1018(2) Item 15         Western Harbour Tunnel Reference Design

Motion: (Lockie/Stamolis)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Makes a submission to Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) on the Western Harbour Tunnel reference design by the 9 November 2018 deadline; and

 

2.   Endorses the following additions and edits to the draft submission at      Attachment 1:

 

a)  Council’s objection to the strategic justification for the project includes reference to a point made in transport academic’s submission to the WestConnex Parliamentary Inquiry by transport academic Dr Michelle Zeibots, available on the Inquiry’s website, that one of the key purposes of the Western Harbour Tunnel and F6 projects is to feed traffic into WestConnex and improve its profitability, particularly in the peak period when WestConnex traffic volumes are predicted to be low on the absence of these additional projects.  Taxpayer funds continue to be used to create profits for what are essentially private tollway projects;

b)  Council’s objection to the lack of stack filtration and adequate tunnel ventilation includes additional information about why the approaches proposed by the NSW Government are not best practice and will lead to unacceptable exposure to pollutants for residents who live near or drive through this tunnel; and

c)  Various edits and additions suggested in Attachment 2 in track-change format.

 

 

3.   Includes in its submission comments about the lack of strategic justification of the project and the limited information on the bases of traffic volumes and traffic use;

 

4.   Includes the following points and they be emphasised in the submission:

 

a)    Council consistently identified prior the Western Harbour Tunnel being proposed that the design of WestConnex Stage 1 and 3 would result in congestion at the intersection of the City West Link and the ANZAC Bridge, to which the Government responded that this would not be the case. Asserting now the Tunnel is required to alleviate the choke point demonstrates the poor planning and inconsistency that has epitomised the project;

 

b)    Greater detail on the safety and health impacts posed to students from Rozelle Public School due to cumulative truck and vehicle movements and air pollution; and

 

c)    Reference to the fact that compulsory acquisition of the former League Club site will eliminate any possibility of a Tigers Leagues Club being established in the proposed redevelopment.

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

7.41pm - The Mayor, Clr Byrne adjourned the meeting for a short recess.

7.46pm– The Mayor, Clr Byrne resumed the meeting.

 

 

C1018(2) Item 28         Notice of Motion: Pocket Park Upgrade

Motion: (Passas/Raciti)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Upgrade the fencing, gate and playground equipment at the pocket park located at Elizabeth Street, Ashfield between Alt Street and Frederick Street, Ashfield with the funds from the Ashfield SRV Parks renewal fund; and

 

2.    Repair the fencing, gate and playground equipment at the pocket park located at Elizabeth Street, Ashfield between Alt Street and Frederick Street, Ashfield.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

Amendment (Hesse/Da Cruz)

 

THAT Council repair the fencing, gate and playground equipment at the pocket park located at Elizabeth Street, Ashfield between Alt Street and Frederick Street, Ashfield.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Macri, Passas and Raciti

Absent:                        Cr Kiat

 

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

 

Clr Kiat re-entered to the meeting at 7.50pm

 

Councillor Passas left the Meeting at 7:54 pm.

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

 

C1018(2) Item 2            Draft Dawn Fraser Baths Master Plan: Feedback from Public         Exhibition

Motion: (Byrne/Macri)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Council adopts the draft Dawn Fraser Baths Master Plan (ATTACHMENT 1);

 

2.    All residents and stakeholders who made submissions during the public exhibition period be notified of Council’s determination;

 

3.    The master plan be used to inform future capital upgrades at the Dawn Fraser Baths;

 

4.    Note the funding commitment announced by the federal Opposition for a $2 million and the NSW Opposition for a $1 million contribution toward the heritage restoration of Dawn Fraser Baths and write to the Federal and NSW Governments seeking bipartisan support for these funding contributions;

 

5.    Note that the final design plans for the Dawn Fraser Baths essential works are due to be reported to Council, with confirmation of final costs, in early 2019;

 

6.    Include in the report with the final design plans a breakdown of which works and projects would be deferred under funding options 5 (redistribution of aquatic centre renewal funding) and 6 (redistribution of future Leichhardt s94 open space funding). Full details of the impacts of any funding reallocation on Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre, Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre, Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre and Ashfield Pool are to be disclosed in the report;

 

7.    Notes that the  recently identified urgent works for Dawn Fraser Baths are estimated to cost $6.7 million; of which $4.5 million is already funded;

 

8.    Notes that given the heritage significance and uniqueness of the Dawn Fraser pool to NSW, and its use as a sporting and recreational facility, it has lodged a  grant application for a $4.2 million Greater Sydney Sports Facility Grant of which part or all will be used to fund the pool;

 

9.    In order to assure the community that these restoration works will proceed as soon as possible: brings forward the existing LTFP (years 5+) funding for Aquatic Centre Renewal to meet the $2.2 million funds required for the Dawn Fraser Pool restoration works;

 

10.  Utilise funding from the Aquatic Centre Renewal (5+ years) should the Greater Sydney Sports Facility Grant not be successful;

 

11.  Note that the Aquatic Centre Renewal funding for years 6 to 10 will therefore be reduced in the current budget but should be reviewed in 2019/20 and subsequent years with a view to reinstating these funds where reprioritisation of other capital projects permits; and

 

12.  Note that Elkington park is an established bush care site and that work on the site be undertaken in conjunction with the urban ecology team and that plants be sourced from the Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery through early advice or the plant requirements.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

C1018(2) Item 7  Swimming In Parramatta River - New Site for Inner West

Motion: (Drury/Stamolis)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Promotes opportunities for comment on the Draft Ten Steps to a Swimmable River - the Parramatta River Master Plan by the Parramatta River Catchment Group via Council’s usual communications and media;

2.   Notes that the Parramatta River Catchment Group and Council will use the National Health and Medical Research Council 2008, Guidelines for Managing Risks in Recreational Water and NSW Health  guidelines as the risk and evidence based approach for confirming a swim site in Callan Park;

3.   Notes that the preferred site to investigate for swimming in Callan Park is the Callan Park Seawall site as the Callan Park Beach site is not recommended for activation as a swimming site due significant Aboriginal and ecological heritage in the surrounding area; and

4.   Considers at  the next quarterly review an allocation of funding of $45,000, to support chemicals in water and sediment testing to inform the decision-making process for swim site activation at the Callan Park Seawall site.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Nil

 

Councillor Raciti left the Meeting at 8:35 pm.

 

C1018(2) Item 8            Zero Waste Strategy and Transition Plan for a common customer          focussed resource recovery and waste management service

Motion: (McKenna OAM/Byrne)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Note the proposed steps in developing the Zero Waste Strategy and Transition Plan;

 

2.    Endorse the planned redesign over the next 12 – 18 months, of key resource recovery and waste management services to allow Council to transition to and establish a common Inner West domestic and commercial service;

 

3.    Endorse the use of up to $200,000 from the Domestic Waste Management Reserve to fund the development of the Zero Waste Strategy  and Transition Plan;

 

4.   Note that a report/s on  redesigned services for the following will be presented to Council for consideration in early-mid 2019/2020:

a.   Kerbside domestic food and garden organics and landfill services,

b.   Kerbside domestic recycling services,

c.   Kerbside Household Clean Up including illegal dumping and other kerbside booked collections e.g. metals, white goods, mattresses,

d.   Drop off services including e-waste, problem wastes, the weekend transfer station and Community Recycling Centre/s,

e.   Reuse and Recycling Centre, and

f.    Kerbside commercial services (recycling, organics and landfill).

5.   Support the allocation of $10,000 from the domestic waste charge (currently within the resource recovery planning budget), over the next three years to partner with the UNSW on micro-recycling, to supplement and in accordance with Council’s previous resolution to immediately commence consideration of the option of the collaboration with industry and universities on recycling micro factories;

 

6.    Consider releasing, at the next quarterly budget review $100,000 of the allocated funds for the Reuse and Recycling Centre from the Domestic Waste Reserve to allow this project to recommence its planning and design;

 

7.    Include consideration of a pilot food and garden waste recycling service, to cover all households in the former Marrickville LGA, commencing when the current Marrickville LGA domestic waste contract concludes in June 2019. Options for establishing the pilot should be included in the next report to Council regarding the new contract;

 

8.    Initiate public consultation events, to be held in all wards across the Municipality seeking community input on the development of the Zero Waste strategy, with the community engagement to be titled the Inner West War on Waste; and

 

9.    Prepare a brief summary of best practice food recycling services provided across the local government sector, including links to any service reviews that have been conducted by councils or other organisations of these services. This should include reference to NSW Councils that have implemented, or are rolling out, a universal food recycling service. The summary should be limited in scope so as to allow it to be reported to Council in December 2018; and

 

10.   Keep a reserve of bins from changeover and make them available to residents who have lost their bins, a maximum of three times only.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

Amendment (Da Cruz/Porteous)

 

Amend point 6 to: 

 

6.    Develop a strategy to divert resources before they enter the waste stream by:

 

a)    Increase recycling collection points at Council Premises to complement those provided by Businesses (eg for e-waste, styrofoam, batteries, mobile phones etc);

 

Motion Lost

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

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

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

 

b)    Ensure accommodation for enterprises which extend the life of products through repair and reuse (such as the Bower, Reverse Garbage, Dismantle (bikes), Newtown Bike Garden, Vinnies, Salvos);

 

 

Motion Lost

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

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

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

 

c)    Advocate producer/distributer responsibility for end of life - encourage trade ins and take away old with delivery of new; and

 

 

Motion Lost

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

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

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

 

d)    Education package for real estate agents/property owners to provide to tenants.

 

Motion Lost

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

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

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

Councillor Raciti returned to the Meeting at 8:48 pm.

 

C1018(2) Item 9            2018/19 Inner West Council Grants Program

Motion:  (Hesse/Steer)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Approve the funding recommendations for the Inner West Council Grant Program 2018-19 contained in Attachments 1-5;

 

2.    Receive a report which provides information to councillors on providing a significant increase to the grants program funding in the order of 15%-25%; and

 

3.    Look at providing the full grant requested for successful grants.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Macri, Passas and Raciti

 

Matter Arising   Community Grants

 

Motion: (Macri/Byrne)

 

THAT Council receive information on the acquittal for each community grant provided by Council.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Nil

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

9.08pm - The Mayor, Clr Byrne adjourned the meeting for a short recess.

9.22pm– The Mayor, Clr Byrne resumed the meeting.

 

Councillor Passas re-entered to the Meeting at 9:34 pm.

 

C1018(2) Item 18         Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 2 October 2018

Motion: (Lockie/Stamolis)

 

THAT the Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 2 October 2018 be received and the recommendations be adopted, with the following amendments:

 

a)    Council to provide a donation to the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre for the equivalent sum of any application fees required to authorise the road closures required for the operation of the Newtown Festival (LTC1018 Item 22).

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

Matter Arising   Estimate for Revenue Shortfall for waiving Fees for Local Business   
Chambers and Associations

 

Motion: (Lockie/Stamolis)

 

THAT the report into the estimated revenue shortfall for waiving the fees for local Business Chambers and local business associations events as called for by Mayoral Minute C1018(1) Item 13 be expanded to include other registered not-for-profit organisations, schools, and local community organisations for their events, and include information about whether these fees had been charged prior to changes to Council’s fees and charges policy.

 

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Cr Passas

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

Councillor Raciti re-entered to the Meeting at 9:36 pm.

 

C1018(2) Item 19         Compliance and Enforcement Policy and Protocol

Motion: (Byrne/McKenna OAM)

THAT:

1.         The draft Compliance and Enforcement Policy be placed on public exhibition for a period of 28 days;

 

2.         The results of the public exhibition are presented to Council along with a final Compliance and Enforcement Policy for adoption;

 

3.         The Compliance and Enforcement Protocol be received and noted;

 

4.         Council officers investigate and report to Council on:

a)    The use of technology in parking management and enforcement including:

·         Mobile Phone Payment Solutions;

·         Electronic Permit Systems;

·         Vehicle Detection Sensor Systems;

·         License Plate Recognition Systems.

5.    The process to integrate such technology within Council's existing parking infrastructure;
 

6.    A project plan which includes costings and timeframe to implement and deliver the technology; and

7.    A Report come back to Council with Information on Council’s Regulatory Services Including a Contact Phone Number to Report Issues, The Hours They Work And How Many Staff Are Employed In This Team.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C1018(2) Item 20         Asbestos Policy Update

Motion: (Steer/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT this report be received and noted.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Nil

 

Councillor Kiat left the Meeting at 9:46 pm.

 

C1018(2) Item 21         Adoption of Asset Management Policy

Motion: (Drury/Byrne)

 

That Council adopt the Asset Management Policy.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Kiat

 

Councillor Kiat returned to the Meeting at 9:49 pm.

 

C1018(2) Item 24         Adoption of Public Access to Information held by Council Policy

 

Motion: (Drury/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Adopts the revised Public Access to Information held by Council Policy (Attachment 1); and

 

2.    Rescinds the following policies:

a)  Inner West Council “Public Access to Information Policy” reviewed 14           October 2016 (Attachment 2);

b) former Ashfield Council “Access to Council Information Policy” dated           September 2010 (Attachment 3);

c)  former Ashfield Council “Access to Council Information Policy” dated           September 2010, reviewed May 2012 (Attachment 4);  and

d) former Marrickville Council “Public Access to Information Policy”         reviewed October 2010 (Attachment 5).

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

C1018(2) Item 27         Notice of Motion: Councillor Professional Development

Motion: (Passas/Stamolis)

 

THAT:

 

1.    Councillors be required to prepare a report on any professional development undertaken including seminars, training and conferences, this excludes attendance at the Annual Local Government Conference.

 

2.    A short acquittal questionnaire be provided by councillors when attending any professional development including seminars, training and conferences. The questions should also cover relevance and satisfaction with the program.

 

Motion Lost

For Motion:                 Crs Macri, Passas, Raciti and Stamolis

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

 

C1018(2) Item 29         Notice of Motion: Report on the use of Round Up in council          parks, sporting fields and playgrounds and near waterways

Motion: (Porteous/Drury)

 

THAT:

1.    A report be brought to the next available Council Meeting outlining when and where and how frequently the Inner West Council is using Glyphosate and what processes are in place to protect council staff using Glyphosate and local residents and their pets using our parks, gardens and sporting fields where Glyphosate has been sprayed. That the report also includes what other safer products council can use to substitute Glyphosate; and

 

2.    The Inner West Council joins with the Cancer Council of Australia in calling for an independent review on the health and safety impacts of using Glyphosate to be instigated as soon as possible.

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Cr Passas  

 

Councillor Raciti and Passas retired from the Meeting at 10:09 pm.

 

C1018(2) Item 30         Notice of Motion: Prevention of Carparking on Tempe Reserve     Recreation Areas

Motion: (Macri/Hesse)

 

THAT Council investigates and implements appropriate measures to prevent unauthorised vehicular access to the off-road areas of Tempe Reserve including fields and picnic areas.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

C1018(2) Item 31         Notice of Motion: Summer Hill Public School Spring Fair

Motion: (Drury/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT:

 

1.   Council provide the Summer Hill Parents and Citizens a grant of $500;

 

2.   Council work with the School and P & C to develop a plan to further reduce the amount of waste the event produces at the 2019 fete; and

 

3.   This money come from an appropriate waste budget.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

C1018(2) Item 32         Notice of Motion: Ashfield Pool - Ashfield District Historical          Society

Motion: (Drury/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT the Ashfield District Historical Society be requested to produce a history of Ashfield Pool and that the 2019-2020 Council budget consider $10,000 for this purpose.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Hesse, Stamolis and Steer

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

Foreshadowed Motion (Stamolis)

 

THAT the Ashfield District Historical Society be provided with information from Council on what funding options they can seek from Council to produce a history of the Ashfield Pool.

 

This Foreshadow Motion lapsed.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

10.28pm - The Mayor, Clr Byrne adjourned the meeting for a short recess.

10.30pm– The Mayor, Clr Byrne resumed the meeting.

 

Councillor Lockie retired from the Meeting at 10.30 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C1018(2) Item 33         Notice of Motion: Reducing Waste

Motion: (Da Cruz/Steer)

 

THAT a report be brought back on introducing tiered waste charges across the Inner West LGA including associated promotion to ratepayers and tenants about council and community services to divert resources and minimise waste going to landfill.

 

Motion Carried

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

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

Absent:                        Councillors Passas and Raciti

 

Meeting closed at 10.32pm.


 

Public Speakers:

 

 

Item #

 

Speaker             

Suburb

Item 36:

A/Prof Melanie Bishop

Macquarie University

Item 3:

Ian Holmes

Fiona Ledden

Ashfield

Croydon

Item 4:

Paul Power

Carole Allen

Rozelle

Leichhardt

Item 5:

Jo Blackman                                   

Dulwich Hill

Item 6:

Paul Power

Paul Dawson

John Thomson

Paul Avery

Terence Kelly

Rozelle

Annandale

Lilyfield

Balmain

Rozelle

Item 11:

Allison Heller

Sydney

Item 12:

Paul Apostoles

Janet Dandy-Ward

Carolyn Day

Karen Torrisi

Christopher White

St Peters

St Peters

St Peters

St Peters

St Peters

Item 14:    

Sharon Laura

Eddie Tezel

Janet Dandy-Ward

Malachy Ward

Anne Picot

Rachel Davies

Haberfield

Ashfield

St Peters

Haberfield

St Peters

Ashfield

Item 16:

Neil Tonkin

Lilyfield

Item 28:    

Stephanie Koch

Ashfield