Extraordinary Council Meeting

5 February 2019

 

 

Minutes of Extraordinary Council Meeting held on 5 February 2019

 

Meeting commenced at  6.34p.m

 

 

 

 

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

Anna York
John Warburton

Elizabeth Richardson

Mayor

Deputy Mayor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor (6.36pm)

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Acting General Manager

Deputy General Manager Assets and Environment

Michael Tzimoulas

Deputy General Manager Chief Financial and Administration Officer

Nellette Kettle

 

John Stephens

Erla Ronan

Simon Watts

David Birds

Harjeet Atwal

Cathy Edwards-Davis

Ian Naylor

Katherine Paixao

Group Manager Customer Service, Business Excellence and Civic Governance

Traffic and Transport Services Manager

Group Manager Community Services and Culture

Social and Cultural Planning Manager

Group Manager Strategic Planning

Group Manager Development Assessment & Regulatory Services

Group Manager Trees, Parks & Streetscapes

Manager Civic and Executive Support

Business Paper Coordinator

 

 

APOLOGIES:       

 

Motion: (Byrne/Passas)

 

THAT Apologies for lateness from Councillor Raciti be accepted.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS:                             Nil

 

Councillor Raciti entered the Meeting at 6:36 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

Motion: (Byrne/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Council Suspend Standing Orders to hear from the registered speakers for Items 4 and 5.

 

Motion Carried

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

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

 

Foreshadowed Motion (Porteous/Da Cruz)

 

THAT Council Suspend Standing Orders to hear from the registered speakers and to deal with Items 4 and 5.

 

This Foreshadowed Motion lapsed.

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

 

Motion: (Byrne/Passas)

 

THAT Standing Orders be resumed.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

Motion: (Kiat/Hesse)

 

THAT Council Suspend Standing Orders to deal with the registered speaker for Item 5.

 

Motion Lost

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

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

 

C0219 Item 1      Code of Conduct Complaints Statistic Report

Motion: (Porteous/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Council receive and note the report on the statistical data about Code of Conduct complaints relating to Councillors and the General Manager, and, that as required by the Procedures for the Administration of the Model Code of Conduct for Local Councils in NSW, a statistical report has been provided to the Office of Local Government for the 12 months ending 31 August 2018.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

Amendment (Stamolis/Passas)

 

THAT the Inner West Council seeks tabulation of the statistics provided in the report.

 

Motion Lost

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Hesse, Kiat, Macri, Passas, Raciti and Stamolis

Against Motion:           Crs Da Cruz, Drury, Iskandar, Lockie, McKenna OAM, Porteous,                                      Steer and York

 

C0219 Item 2      Change in Parking Meter Operational Hours in the side streets of Leichhardt, Rozelle and Balmain

Motion: (Byrne/Macri)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Consider extending 30 minute free parking to all side street spaces immediately adjacent to business (identified in the report) as part of the 2019-20 budget;

 

Motion Lost

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

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

 

Councillor Passas left the meeting at 7.10pm

 

2.    Look at the provision of multi-level carpark in Leichhardt and other areas;

 

Motion Lost

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Drury, Iskandar, Macri and Raciti

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

Absent:                        Cr Passas

 

Councillor Passas returned to the meeting at 7.12pm

 

3.    Require council officers to provide information on section 94 parking levies;

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Lockie and Stamolis

 

Councillor Passas left the Meeting at 7:13 pm.

 

4.    Undertake an economic study of what influences the behaviour of customers on high streets.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Byrne, Drury, Raciti and Stamolis

Absent:                        Cr Passas

 

5.    Existing 15 minute free parking zones (11 parking meters) be converted to 30 minute free parking zones.

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Byrne and Stamolis

Absent:                        Cr Passas

 

Amendment (Da Cruz/Hesse)

 

THAT Council undertake an economic study of what influences the behaviour of customers on high streets.

 

Motion Carried

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

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

 

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

 

Amendment (Porteous/Drury)

                                         

THAT existing 15 minute free parking zones (11 parking meters) be converted to 30 minute free parking zones.

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Byrne and Stamolis

Absent:                        Cr Passas

 

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

 

Foreshadowed Motion (Porteous)

 

THAT:

 

1.       This report be received and noted;

 

2.       Existing 15 minute free parking zones (11 parking meters) be converted to 30 minute free parking zones; and

 

3.       Council undertake an economic study of what influences the behaviour of customers on high streets.

 

This Foreshadowed Motion lapsed.

 

Councillor Passas returned to the meeting at 7.19pm

 

C0219 Item 3      Multicultural Policy Implementation

Motion: (Iskandar/Kiat)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Endorse the proposed Community-led Celebration Day Grant Guidelines for exhibition;

 

2.   Approve recruiting a Multicultural Policy Project Officer position five days per week as a permanent position and the additional funding be considered at the next quarterly budget review; and

 

3.  Increase the funding to a maximum of $5000 for each event.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Passas and Raciti

 

C0219 Item 4      Portuguese Community Collaboration Protocols

Motion: (Iskandar/Macri)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.       Receive and Note this report;

 

2.       Agree to explore further:

 

a.   The potential community health and wellbeing initiatives that might better meet the needs of people of Portuguese backgrounds;

 

b.   Potential renaming of Audley Street Petersham between New Canterbury Road and Trafalgar Streets to a name with greater cultural significance to the Portuguese community;

 

c.   Explore the potential for street art created by Portuguese artists; and

 

d.   Further liaison with Roads and Maritime about inclusion of Portuguese elements in the Petersham Station access improvements.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Nil

 

Councillor Passas left the Meeting at 8:02 pm.

 

C0219 Item 5      Gambling Harm Minimisation

Motion: (Drury/Iskandar)

 

THAT Council :

 

1.   Note the outcomes of the Gambling Harm Minimisation Mayoral forum; and

 

2.   Approves negotiating an Inner West Gambling Harm Minimisation Compact based on the following points:

a.   Engaging a high profile ambassador for promoting harm reduction

b.   Improved training for staff in venues provided by the industry

c.   Targeted support from Office of Responsible Gambling.

 

3.    Commit to  applying to the OGR for at least one grant per year for a harm minimization project designed in consultation with the Inner West community;

 

4.    Host an annual Gambling Harm Minimisation Roundtable, open to the public, at which the local industry and Council can report on activities undertaken and success achieved under the Compact, and allow the community to be part of any plans for future actions;

 

5.    Write to the relevant minister and shadow minister requesting that they commit to prohibiting gambling-based loyalty programs (including for casinos), and empower councils to be able to say "no" to further pokies entering the community; and

 

6.    Note that one focus of the round table is to develop a community education and awareness campaign in regard to gambling harm minimisation.

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Passas

 

Amendment (Kiat/Da Cruz)

 

THAT Council provide the exodus foundation the draft copy of the compact for their comments prior to finalisation.

Motion Tied

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

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

Absent:                        Cr Passas

 

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

 

Councillor Drury left the Meeting at 8:02 pm.

 

C0219 Item 6      Birchgrove Wharf - Accessibility Options through Yurulbin Park

Motion: (Stamolis/Byrne)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.       Advise Transport for NSW that it supports Option 1 as the preferred option for equal access to Birchgrove Wharf, through Yurulbin Park;

 

2.       Requests that Transport for NSW engage Bruce Mackenzie and Associates to provide comments on the detailed design for improved accessibility and provide input into the landscaping design works for Yurulbin Park; and

 

3.       Request that Transport for NSW reconsider the option of relocating the ferry wharf to Miklouho-Maclay Park, Grove Street, Birchgrove, should the accessibility project to Birchgrove Wharf not proceed within five years.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Drury and Passas

 

Councillor Lockie left the Meeting at 8:04 pm.

Councillor Drury returned to the Meeting at 8:04 pm.

 

C0219 Item 7      Amendment to Ashfield LEP 2013 - Heritage Conservation Clauses

Motion: (McKenna OAM/York)

 

THAT:

 

1.    The attached Planning Proposal for amendments to the Ashfield Local Environmental Plan 2013, Schedule 2 - Exempt Development as indicated in the report be forwarded to the Minister for Planning for a Gateway Determination in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979;

 

2.    The Department of Planning and Environment be requested to delegate the plan making functions for the Planning Proposal to Council to be made the Planning Proposal Authority;

 

3.    Following receipt of a Gateway Determination, the Planning Proposal in the form required and supporting documentation be placed on public exhibition by Council for a minimum of 28 days and public authorities be consulted in accordance with the Determination; and

 

4.    A report be presented to Council on completion of the public exhibition which will address submissions received.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Lockie and Passas

 

C0219 Item 8      Victoria Road Precinct, Marrickville - Draft Developer Contributions Plan Update

Motion: (Macri/Iskandar)

 

THAT:

 

1.       The report be received and noted; and

 

2.       A further report on the Victoria Road Developer Contributions Plan together with an updated Draft DCP be brought to Council following the consideration of further legal advice, at the earliest possible opportunity in 2019.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Lockie and Passas

 

Councillor Lockie returned to the Meeting at 8:06 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

C0219 Item 9      Harmonising Inner West Council Awards Programs

Motion: (Porteous/Steer)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Note the current awards program has been reviewed;

 

2.   Request Precedent Productions include an Ethical Business/Social Enterprise Award as one of its categories in the Inner West Business Awards; and

 

3.   Examine opportunities to promote ACON’s Welcome Here initiative across the LGA.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Passas

 

C0219 Item 10    Appointment of Consultant as Developer Contributions Specialist

Motion: (Macri/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT in accordance with Section 55(3)(i) of the Local Government Act 1993, Council delegate the authority to the General Manager to execute a contract for 2 years with a suitably qualified person to carry out the work required for the provision of a s7.11 Contributions Plan by reason of extenuating circumstances under  Section 55(3)(i) of the Local Government Act 1993, including:

            a.   Calling for tenders in this instance would not provide a satisfactory result to           Council as the market has already been tested using a procurement                          process and seeking bids from temporary labour hire providers on Council                   prescribed panels, resulting in higher costs than engaging a consultant                  directly; and

 

      b.    There is a significant shortage of suitable consultants able to undertake                  these works and calling for a tender in this instance will only delay the                  process. 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Passas

 

Councillor Passas returned to the Meeting at 8:17 pm.

Councillor Raciti left the Meeting at 8:34 pm.

 

C0219 Item 11    Model Code of Meeting Practice

Motion: (Drury/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT:

 

1.       The Draft Code of Meeting Practice be amended as follows:

 

a)    Amend 3.33 - Briefings to be chaired by a Councillor as chosen by a vote of Councillors present at each meeting. Where a simple vote does not elect a chair the rules in part 6 to apply;

 

b)    Insert new 3.36 - The rules set out in clauses 15.11-15.17 for keeping order at a meeting apply to briefings;

 

c)    Amend 9.18 - Delete all words following “...without argument.” That is, maintain questions as separate to speaking time; and

 

d)    Amend 10.7 - after “10.6” insert “or 10.9”, so that the requirement for the Chairperson to give the mover of a motion or amendment an opportunity to clarify or amend extends also to failures to identify a source of funding.

 

2.       The Draft Code of Meeting Practice as amended in point 1 be placed on public exhibition for a period of 28 days;

 

3.       Council receive a further report outlining the submissions received during the exhibition period; and

 

4.       The draft COMP be amended with the following effect prior to exhibition: 

 

a)       Amend 3.1 - Council meetings to remain at 6.30pm rather than 7pm; and

 

b)       Amend 8.1 - ‘Public Forum’ to be heard after ‘Moment of quiet contemplation’ and before ‘Mayoral Minutes’.

 

 

Motion Carried

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

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

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

Councillor Raciti returned to the Meeting at 8:36 pm.

 

Amendment (Kiat/Hesse)

 

THAT the draft COMP be amended with the following effect prior to exhibition: 

1.    Amend 3.1 - Council meetings to remain at 6.30pm rather than 7pm;

Motion Carried

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

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

 

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

 

2.      Delete part 4, replace with the provisions in clause 2.8 (Public Forum - Addressing Council) of the existing Code of Meeting Practice (renumbered as appropriate);

Motion Lost

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

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

 

 

 

3.      Amend 8.1 - ‘Public Forum’ to be heard after ‘Moment of quiet contemplation’ and before ‘Mayoral Minutes’;

Motion Carried

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

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

 

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

 

Councillor Raciti left the meeting at 8.42pm

4.      Amend 8.1 ‘Items of Business Addressed In Public Forum’ to be heard after ‘Public Forum’ and before ‘Mayoral Minutes’

 

Motion Tied

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

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

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

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

 

Foreshadowed Motion (Porteous/Stamolis)

 

THAT this item be deferred to a councillor workshop before being considered in a council meeting.

 

This Foreshadowed Motion lapsed.

 

Councillor Raciti returned to the Meeting at 8:42 pm.

 

C0219 Item 12    Fee Waiver for use of Aquatic Centres

Motion: (Da Cruz/Porteous)

 

THAT:

1.   Council approve the fee waiver applications submitted by regular hirers of the Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre and Dawn Fraser Baths during 2018 – 2019, as detailed in Attachment 1;

 

2.      Council approve the trial and additional request for use of Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre between 8.00pm-9.00pm by Balmain UTS Waterpolo club for water polo training, subject to UTS Balmain Water Polo Club covering the cost of the lifesaver for the additional hour at LPAC;

 

3.     The Memorandum of Understanding with Water Polo NSW, in relation  to AAC, be extended to cover all Inner West Pools;

 

4.     A progress report on this memorandum be brought to council; and

 

5.      Council receive a report explaining why these groups receive a fee waiver and provide a comparison to other clubs in aquatic centres in our Local Government Area.

 

Motion Lost

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

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

 

Foreshadowed Motion (Passas)

 

THAT all entry fees to all pools in the Inner West Council area be waived forever.

 

The Mayor ruled this Foreshadowed Motion Out of Order as the motion did not identify a source of funds to fund the motion required by Clause 5.1(1) of the Code of Meeting Practice.

 

Foreshadowed Motion (Macri/Drury)

 

THAT this item be deferred for a report to come back explaining why these groups receive a fee waiver and provide a comparison to other clubs in aquatic centres in our Local Government Area.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Cr Da Cruz

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

8.57pm- The Mayor, Clr Byrne adjourned the meeting for a short recess.

9.15pm– The Mayor, Clr Byrne resumed the meeting.

 

Councillor Passas left the Meeting at 9:16 pm.

 

C0219 Item 13    Mandatory reporting of Fire Safety Reports referred to Council from Fire and Rescue NSW

Motion: (Drury/Stamolis)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.       Note the correspondence provided by Fire and Rescue NSW for development on land known as the Garden Lodge Sydney, located at 17-23 Parramatta Road Haberfield (Attachment 1);

               

2.       Endorse the Councils Officers use of statutory powers (and discretion as appropriate) under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to require upgrades to the building to the satisfaction of Council's Fire Safety Team in order to:

 

a)    Improve the provisions for fire safety at the premises;

 

b)    Improve the provision of fire safety awareness;

 

c)    Improve the adequacy of the premises to prevent fire;

 

d)    Improve the adequacy of the premises to suppress fire or prevent the spread of fire; and

 

e)    Improve the safety of persons in the event of fire.

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Passas

 

C0219 Item 14    Statement of Business Ethics

Motion: (Drury/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Rescind the Statement of Business Ethics for the former councils;

 

2.    Endorse the Draft Statement of Business Ethics shown as Attachment 2; and

 

3.    The words “Independent Ombudsman” being amended to “Internal Ombudsman” subject to on page five.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Passas

 

Councillor Passas returned to the Meeting at 9.22 pm.

 

C0219 Item 15    Resource Recovery Operations Review

Motion: (McKenna OAM/Byrne)

 

THAT:

 

1.   An evening domestic waste collection service be introduced in the former Marrickville LGA; and

 

2.   A comprehensive communications plan to affected residents be developed and implemented well in advance of the change.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Hesse, Kiat, Porteous and Steer

 

Foreshadowed Motion (Kiat)

 

THAT Councillors be provided with a briefing on the operational service delivery area review being undertaken by an external consultant including information regarding:

1.      The consultant undertaking the review;

2.      The scope of the brief to the consultant;

3.      A high level view of the consultancy contract including fees, budget and duration;


4.      The role of community consultation in developing recommendations such as the one addressed in this report;

5.      The role of staff and union consultation in developing recommendations such as the one addressed in this report;

6.      The role of councillor consultation in developing recommendations such as the one addressed in this report; and

7.      Any reports already produced in the course of the review and the expected output of the remainder of the consultancy

This Foreshadowed Motion lased.

 

C0219 Item 16    Brief Report of Best Practice Food Recycling

Motion: (McKenna OAM/Lockie)

 

THAT Council note:

 

1.       The Brief Report on food recycling;

 

2.       All best practice options are already being included in the development and redesign of the organics services (outlined in the Zero Waste Strategy and Transition Plan report on the 30 October 2018); and

 

3.       Organics processing is the subject of a CONFIDENTIAL REPORT to Council at its 11 December 2018 meeting.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Nil

 

C0219 Item 17    Notice of Motion: Norton Street Footpath and Stormwater Works

Motion: (Byrne/Porteous)

 

THAT:

 

1.   Council officers provide a report regarding  options for the resolution of flooding issues on the eastern side of Norton Street between Short Street and Macauley Street, with options to include:

a.   A refurbishment of the footpath to address any adverse cross fall and to allow water to drain properly into the storm water system; and

b.   Upgrading or replacement of the steel storm water grates on the street side of the footpath.

2.   The Officer’s report include funding options for projects that could be reallocated or moved to allow recommended works to take place.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Nil

 

C0219 Item 18    Notice of Motion: 12 Month Trial of Regulatory Staff being On Call, After Business Hours

Motion: (Macri/Passas)

 

THAT Council receives a report on a 12 month trial of Regulatory Staff being available on call, after business hours.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Cr Kiat

 

C0219 Item 19    Notice of Motion: Impacts of Multi-Dwelling Development upon on-street parking

Motion: (Macri/Lockie)

 

THAT Council prepares a short report on the impact of multi-dwelling developments and the availability of on street parking to inform the development of the LEP and DCP.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Nil

 

C0219 Item 20    Notice of Motion: Open Space Funding

Motion: (Macri/Passas)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Receives a report on creating a fund for procurement and increasing open space through VPA funding and funds to come from penalty infringements (i.e. fines) starting at 15% in the first year and increasing 5% per annum, capped at 40%; and

 

2.    Receive a report addressing the inclusion of a Property Acquisition Strategy for increasing open space as part of the LEP project, with the financial implications to be addressed in the 2019/20 budget process.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Nil

 

Councillor Kiat left the meeting at 10.02pm.

 

C0219 Item 21    Notice of Motion: Grants Program

Motion: (Macri/Passas)

 

THAT Council receives a report on:

 

1.  Restructuring the grants program from an annual grant to a bi-annual grants   
       program at the same annual budget;

2.    The report should not reduce the amount applied for rather offer a range of grants from small, medium to large e.g. Environmental grants total $50,000

2

$7500

3

$5000

4

$3000

4

$2000

3.    Prior to the report coming to Council for adoption there should be a Councillor briefing allowing Council the opportunity to inform themselves;

4.    Prior to new grants being given out, Council should receive a report on the outcomes and achievement of the previous recipients to aid in the transparency and accountability to the community;

5.    When Councillors receive a report on a request for financial assistance they should direct them to the grants program as the community would expect any money being expended by Council goes through a transparent and accountable process rather than a notice of motion arriving at a Council Meeting; and

6.    Successful applicants in the grant program not be considered in the following years grant to allow equity of access to the grants for the whole community.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Porteous and Steer

Absent:                        Cr Kiat

 

Councillor Kiat returned to the meeting at 10.05pm.

 

C0219 Item 22    Notice of Motion: Former Haberfield Army Reserve Depot

Motion: (McKenna OAM/Byrne)

 

THAT the Mayor seek a meeting with the Minister for Defence to request the Department of Defence:

 

a)   Transfer ownership of Haberfield Department of Defence Subdivision, 140A Hawthorne Parade Haberfield, Lot: ADP: 948209 to the people of the Inner West;

 

b)   The Inner West Council be given care and control of the land for community use and that the community be consulted on the future use; and

 

c)  The required drainage works be undertaken prior to the handover.

 

 

 

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Nil

 

C0219 Item 23    Notice of Motion: Acknowledgement of NSW Government’s ‘Cooler Classrooms Fund'

Motion: (Macri/Passas)

 

THAT Council acknowledge the NSW Government’s and NSW Opposition’s support of ‘Cooler Classrooms Fund’ which will see air conditioning installed in at least 17 inner west schools, many of which are located in the Inner West Council LGA.

 

Motion Carried

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

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

 

C0219 Item 24    Notice of Motion: Changes to 444 and 445 Bus Services Affecting Balmain Peninsula

Motion: (Stamolis/Byrne)

 

THAT Council contact Transport for NSW:

1.   To question why changes have been made to the 444 and 445 bus services, why these services no longer terminate at the Darling Street Wharf; and to advise that there is significant concern amongst commuters about these changes; and

2.   To question the number of buses on the Balmain Peninsula which are not in service.

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

Councillor Raciti left the Meeting at 10:46 pm.

 

C0219 Item 25    Notice of Motion: Stormwater Drain Maintenance

Motion: (Macri/Passas)

 

THAT Council receive a report on how to improve the maintenance of Stormwater Pits to avoid flooding of properties noting that: 

 

1.   Stormwater is the responsibility of Council; 

 

2.   Street trees and the impacts of these trees on the stormwater system through droppings are also the responsibility of Council; 

 

3.   The report must recommend solutions, if need be through the increase of maintenance resources or improved tree infrastructure management strategies; and

4.   This report must be submitted to Council prior to the consideration of the year 2019 budget, as it will have ramifications in relation to program funding.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

Councillor Raciti returned to the Meeting at 10:58 pm.

Councillor Kiat left the Meeting at 11:00 pm.

 

 

C0219 Item 26    Notice of Motion: De-Amalgamation

Motion: (Passas/Byrne)

 

THAT Council write to the NSW labor opposition leader seeking his views on Council amalgamations.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Da Cruz, Porteous and Steer

Absent:                        Cr Kiat

 

Councillor Kiat returned to the Meeting at 11:01 pm.

 

C0219 Item 27    Notice of Motion: Tree and Street Sweeping Issue

Motion: (Passas/Raciti)

 

THAT Council attend to tree maintenance and street sweeping as a matter of urgency.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Crs Kiat, Porteous and Steer

 

C0219 Item 28    Notice of Motion: Alcohol Free Zone

Motion: (Passas)

 

Councillor Passas withdrew this Motion.

 

Meeting closed at  11.09pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Speakers:

 

 

Item #

 

Speaker             

Suburb

Item 5:

Les Banton

Ashfield