Council Meeting

12 February 2019

 

 

Minutes of Ordinary Council Meeting held on 12 February 2019

 

Meeting commenced at  6.34 pm

 

 

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
Rik Hart

Elizabeth Richardson

Mayor

Deputy Mayor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

General Manager

Deputy General Manager Assets and Environment

Michael Tzimoulas

Deputy General Manager Chief Financial and Administration Officer

John Warburton

Deputy General Manager Community and Engagement

Nellette Kettle

 

Wal Petschler

David Birds

Cathy Edwards-Davis

Caroline McLeod

Ian Naylor

Katherine Paixao

Group Manager Customer Service,  Business Excellence and   Civic Governance

Group Manager Roads & Stormwater

Group Manager Strategic Planning

Group Manager Trees, Parks & Streetscapes

Group Manager Library and History Services

Manager Civic and Executive Support

Business Paper Coordinator

 

 

 

APOLOGIES:   Nil 

 

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS:         

 

Clr Lockie declared a pecuniary interest in Item 3 - Library fines for lost or late items as the recommendation of the report would result in a small fine being waived for her and she will leave the chamber during discussion and voting.

 

Clr Byrne declared a non-significant, non-pecuniary interest in Item 6 - Lilyfield Rd - Assessment of Supplementary Cycle Routes as he lives near Lilyfield Road and he will leave the chamber during discussion and voting.

 

Clr Raciti declared a non-significant, non-pecuniary interest in Item 7 - Planning Proposal - 67-75 Lords Road, Leichhardt as her husband is involved with Leichhardt Tigers Soccer Club.

 

Clr Iskandar and Macri declared a non-significant, non-pecuniary interest in Item 8 - Planning Proposal - 120C Old Canterbury Road, Summer Hill as they are members of the Sydney Central Planning Panel and they will leave the chamber during discussion and voting.

 

Motion: (Passas/Kiat)

 

THAT the declaration of interest be noted.

 

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

 

 

Confidential Session

 

Motion: (Byrne/Passas)

 

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

 

Motion Carried

 

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

Members of the public were asked to leave the Chamber.

 

Motion: (McKenna OAM/Macri)

 

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

Closed Session.

 

 

Motion Carried

 

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

 

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

Council.

 

Reports with Confidential Information

 

C0219(2) Item 20         Recruitment of CEO

Motion: (Byrne/Steer)

 

THAT the matter be deferred to an Extraordinary Council Meeting on 19 February 2019.

 

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 8:05 pm.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

8.02pm - The Mayor, Clr Byrne adjourned the meeting for a short recess.

8.12pm– The Mayor, Clr Byrne resumed the meeting.

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

Motion: (Byrne/Kiat)

 

THAT Council Suspend Standing Orders to hear from all registered speakers and to deal with Items 6, 7, 8, 15 and 19.

 

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

 

The Mayor, Clr Byrne vacated the chair at 8.15pm as he had declared a Conflict of Interest in Item 6 and the Deputy Mayor, Clr Macri assumed the chair.

 

The Deputy Mayor, Clr Macri vacated the chair at 8.18pm and the Mayor, Clr Byrne assumed the chair.

 

Councillor Passas returned to the Meeting at 8:26 pm.

 

Councillors Iskandar and Macri left the Meeting at 8:28 pm as they had declared a Conflict of Interest in Item 8.

 

Councillors Iskandar and Macri returned to the Meeting at 8:39 pm.

 

Councillor Passas left the Meeting at 8:45 pm.

 

The Mayor, Clr Byrne vacated the chair at 8.57pm as he had a conflict of interest in Item 6 and the Deputy Mayor, Clr Macri assumed the chair.

 

 

C0219(2) Item 6  Lilyfield Rd - Assessment of Supplementary Cycle Routes

Motion: (Drury/Kiat)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Reiterate our strong preference for the  City West Cycle Link is a far better long term solution for commuting through Lilyfield;

2.    Staff to continue to explore the three supplementary routes to help link Iron Cove to Rozelle Bay in conjunction with Inner West Bicycle Coalition prior to bringing back preferred options for community consultation and council to consider;

 

3.    Also explore more achievable safety measures for Lilyfield Rd to enhance cycling conditions for the existing cycle users; and

4.      Write to RMS to urgently clarify the detour for the cycle route between Lilyfield Road and the ANZAC bridge if the Victoria Road Cycle/Pedestrian Bridge is to be demolished as part of the Wesconnex Stage 3b.

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Byrne and Passas

 

Clr Macri vacated the chair at 9.08 pm as the Mayor, Clr Byrne assumed the chair.

 

Councillor Byrne returned to the Meeting at 9:08 pm.

 

C0219(2) Item 7  Planning Proposal - 67-75 Lords Road, Leichhardt

Motion: (Byrne/Da Cruz)

 

THAT:

 

1.       Council not support the Planning Proposal for 67-75 Lords Road, Leichhardt for the reasons outlined in the report including that:

 

a)     It fails the Strategic Merit Test of "A guide to preparing planning proposals" pursuant to Section 3.33(2)(c) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979;

 

b)     The proposal does not have merit and fails all of the six (6) criteria when assessed against the Parramatta Road Implementation Plan 2016 - 2023 'Out of Sequence Checklist'. In particular, the proposal:

 

i.    Fails to satisfy Criteria 1 in that it does not adequately demonstrate that it meets the strategic, land use and development objectives outlined in the PRCUTS Implementation Plan and does not provide significant delivery, contribution or benefits for the Strategy's Corridor wide and Precinct vision. It is inconsistent with the recommended built form recommendations and does not demonstrate that the new development will achieve design excellence. The Proposal is also out of alignment with the short term growth projections identified in the strategy and does not demonstrate any significant net community, economic and environmental benefits for the Precinct; 

ii.    Fails to satisfy Criteria 2 in that the Integrated Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IIDP) is inadequate because it is based on a concept plan for 235 dwellings in 23,158sqm of residential floorspace which at average large residential flat building dwelling gross floor area sizes of 76.35sqm could produce 303 dwellings at the development application stage;

iii.  Fails to satisfy Criteria 3 in that the community engagement is inadequate, has not demonstrated that there is an appropriate level of support or agreement for the proposal and has not demonstrated adequate readiness in terms of the extent of planning or business case development for key infrastructure projects;

iv.  Fails to satisfy Criteria 4 in that there is no certainty that the proposal achieves or exceeds the sustainability targets identified in this Strategy;

v.   Fails to satisfy Criteria 5 in that the proposal does not sufficiently demonstrate development feasibility analysis to meet this criterion given the Economic Impact Assessment and the feasibility advice is flawed and contains numerous assumptions, disclaimers and conclusions which are not supported; and

vi.  Fails to satisfy Criteria 6 in that the proposal does not sufficiently demonstrate a land use and development scenario that aligns with and responds to market conditions for the delivery of housing and employment for 2016 to 2023.

 

c)   The Parramatta Road Corridor Transformation Strategy new dwelling targets for the Taverners Hill Precinct can readily be met and surpassed without rezoning this site;

 

d)   In the context of persistent demand and a low and decreasing supply of industrial land, a rezoning such as this would dilute Council’s ability to provide sufficient industrial land to accommodate demand. The planning proposal would also result in:

i.    inconsistency with the Leichhardt Industrial Lands Study 2014 (SGS, 2014), Leichhardt Employment and Economic Development Plan (EEDP) and the Leichhardt Industrial Precincts Planning Report (SGS, 2015);

ii.   a net loss of jobs in the local government area;

iii.  the loss of an economically viable employment precinct containing local services, light industrial and other non-industrial activities which contribute to the diversity of the economy, community activities and employment opportunities;

iv.  a lack of merit when assessed against the criteria established by the Leichhardt Employment and Economic Development Plan 2013-2023; and

v.   the lack of an appropriate Net Economic and Community Benefit Test as it does not address the wider issue of cumulative loss of employment lands in the local government area.

 

 

e)   It is inconsistent with the infrastructure sequencing of the PRCUTS and the submitted Integrated Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IIDP) and the offer to enter into a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) are unsatisfactory given the lack of adequate contributions;

 

f)    It is inconsistent with numerous Ministerial Directions pursuant to Section 9.1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 including Directions 1.1 - Business and Industrial Zones, 7.1 - Implementation of A Plan for Growing Sydney and 7.3 - Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy;

 

g)   It is inconsistent with the Inner West Council Community Strategic Plan: Our Inner West 2036 – Direction 2: Unique, liveable, networked neighbourhoods and Strategic Direction 3: Creative communities and a strong economy;

 

h)   It is inconsistent with the following elements of the Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy:

 

Ø Policy context and the Strategy's vision and key actions for the Corridor and Taverners Hill precinct including all seven (7) principles of the Strategy;

Ø Implementation Tool Kit including the Implementation Plan 2016-2023, Planning and Design Guidelines (including the Corridor wide, built form and Taverners Hill Guidelines), Infrastructure Schedule and Urban Amenity Improvement Plan; and

Ø Reference Reports including the Precinct Transport Report, Economic Analysis, Fine Grain Study and Sustainability Implementation Plan.

 

i)    It is premature in the light of the prospective outcomes of strategic planning studies and projects underway at State and Local Government levels, particularly having regard to the lack of the Precinct-wide traffic study and supporting modelling which is required under the PRCUTS to be completed to consider the recommended land uses and densities, as well as future WestConnex conditions, and identify the necessary road improvements and upgrades required as part of any proposed renewal in the Precinct;

 

j)    It does not make an adequate contribution towards the provision of affordable housing as it is inconsistent with Council's Affordable Housing Policy 2016 which seeks a 15% contribution of gross floor area of the development as affordable housing and dedicated to Council in perpetuity;

 

k)   It exceeds the Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy recommended density by 500m² without satisfactorily demonstrating that the proposal would achieve better built form outcomes or design excellence;

 

l)    It fails to adequately assess the following matters given the insufficient or unsatisfactory supporting studies:

 

i.    Flooding in that the proposal is currently located within the southwest corner of the site where the flood depth is greatest and other unresolved design issues associated with the flood hazard on the site;

ii.   Heritage in that the Heritage Impact Statement does not adequately consider the potential heritage value of the existing buildings or whether there will be any adverse impacts on the heritage value of the nearby heritage items including the item at Lambert Park and Kegworth Public School;

iii.  Land contamination and State Environmental Planning Policy No 55 – Remediation of Land requirements in that the submitted Remedial Action Plan does not locate the known contamination on the site and relies on outdated sampling information;

iv.  Traffic impacts given an inadequate Traffic Report and supporting information is provided, particularly having regard to the likely impacts on Davies Lane of increased traffic generation;

v.   Public domain works and connections given the lack of an adequate outline of the proposed works and satisfactory arrangements being made with the relevant stakeholders for connections and linkages within and outside the site;

vi.  Economic analysis of the loss of employment land given the Economic Impact Analysis did not adequately justify this loss as it relied on the Regional and District Plans excluding the PRCUTS area from the overwhelming evidence contained in the relevant economic and industrial land literature on the loss of employment land; and

vii. Sustainability targets and measures given the Sustainability Report was a generic and theoretical analysis of potential measures and failed to demonstrate that the proposal complies with the sustainability targets of the PRCUTS.

m)  It fails to adequately demonstrate consistency with a number of design quality principles of State Environmental Planning Policy No 65 – Design Quality of Residential Apartment Development and subsequently results in a number of urban design concerns with subsequent adverse impacts on both internal amenity and the amenity of adjoining properties including:

 

i.    Adverse impact in terms of context having regard to the proposal being out of character within the surrounding low density residential area and therefore inconsistent with Design Quality Principle 1;

ii.   Setback and separation, height and articulation of the built form concerns resulting in the proposal being inconsistent with the bulk form and scale requirements of Design Quality Principle 2;

iii.  The proposed FSR exceeds the PRCUTS controls and the scale of residential floor space proposed on this site is not required to meet the PRCUTS projections, thereby being inconsistent with Design Quality Principle 3;

iv.  The proposed height of the nine storey development (35m AHD or 32m) exceeds the PRCUTS recommended maximum height of 30m;

v.   The proposal does not satisfy the sustainability requirements of the PRCUTS and is inconsistent with Design Quality Principle 4;

vi.  Potential impacts on the amenity of the area and the site which is inconsistent with Design Quality Principle 6 including:-

-              visual impact from the bulk and scale of buildings,

-              overlooking of Davies Street properties,

-              inadequate location and quantity of common and public open space which lacks a sufficient interface with the public domain to be considered public space and overshadowing of open space.

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

 

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

 

Councillors Iskandar and Macri left the Meeting at 9:09 pm as they had declared a Conflict of Interest in Item 8.

 

Councillor Passas returned to the Meeting at 9:13 pm.

 

C0219(2) Item 8  Planning Proposal - 120C Old Canterbury Road, Summer Hill

Motion: (Drury/Raciti)

 

THAT Council:

                       

1.       Amend the Ashfield Local Environmental Plan 2013 for 120C Old Canterbury          Road, Summer Hill, as indicated in the report, in the terms of recommendation (3)         below;

 

2.       Liaise with the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) and      Parliamentary    Counsel’s Office to draft and finalise the     LEP Amendment;

 

3.       Finalise the post-exhibited Voluntary Planning Agreement with the Proponent in   accordance with the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A           Act);

 

4.       Following the completion of (3) above request DPE to notify the Plan;

 

5.       Adopt the site specific amendments for 120C Old Canterbury Road, Summer Hill   in the  “Inner West Comprehensive Development Control Plan 2016 for Ashbury,       Ashfield, Croydon, Croydon Park, Haberfield, Hurlstone Park and Summer Hill”       recommended in the report; and

 

6.       Delegate the making of the LEP amendments and the adoption of the amended      site specific Development Control Plan as indicated in this report to the Group         Manager Strategic Planning.

 

Motion Lost

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

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

Absent:                        Crs Iskandar and Macri

 

Foreshadowed Motion (Kiat/Hesse)

 

THAT:

 

1.    Council defer the item to receive a further report clearly addressing potential improvements to traffic, parking and sunlight access in relation to this planning proposal, including the need for the proponent to provide any further studies or evidence, and advice considering whether this site would be better rezoned as part of the LEP project;

 

2.    The community be consulted to identify the primary issues for improvement for this report; and

 

3.    A site meeting for councillors to meet with local residents and planning staff be arranged and that this meeting be addressed in the report. 

 

Motion Carried

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

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

Absent:                        Crs Iskandar and Macri

 

Councillors Iskandar and Macri returned to the Meeting at 9:30 pm.

 

C0219(2) Item 15         Notice of Motion: Warren Road, Marrickville

Motion: (Macri/Hesse)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Complete the necessary study and investigations for a proposed conversion of Warren Road, Marrickville from its current two-way traffic flow operation to one-way; and

 

2.   Recommendations be submitted to the Local Traffic Committee for consideration.

 

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 9:42 pm.

Councillor Passas returned to the Meeting at 9:46 pm.

Councillor Passas left the Meeting at 9:53 pm.

 

C0219(2) Item 19         Notice of Motion: Air Pollution Levels Dangerously High Along     Westconnex Route

Motion: (Porteous/Lockie)

 

THAT:

 

1.   The Mayor on behalf of Council writes to the CEO of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting an urgent meeting of the Mayor and interested Councillors with the CEO of the EPA to address the unacceptably high PM 2.5 levels which have been exceeding the National Limit of 8 and WHO limit of 10 for an extended period of time;

 

2.   The Mayor on behalf of Council writes to the Minister for Roads and Maritime outlining the numerous breaches in national limits of PM 2.5 and the failure to produce any recent monitoring results since September 2018 from the St Peters unit and the fact that these high levels already exceed the maximum predicted levels in the M4East EIS and the M4/M5 EIS and requesting an urgent meeting (Mayor and interested Councillors) and response from the Minister as to why there have been no monitoring results since September 2018 from the St Peters unit and report on the origin of these dangerously high air pollution levels along the WestConnex route further no plan to address these high pollution levels;

 

3.   The Mayor on behalf of Council writes to the Premier and Leader of the Opposition outlining the dangerously high air pollution levels along the WestConnex route which have now persisted for an extended period of time, requests an urgent meeting (Mayor and interested Councillors) with the Premier and with the Leader of the Opposition  calls on them to commit to take urgent action to address this unacceptable risk to the health of people, including many children in the Inner West Council area;

 

4.   The Mayor on behalf of Council writes to the Minister and Shadow Minister for Planning outlining the dangerously high air pollution levels along the WestConnex route which have already exceeded the maximum predicted levels in the M4East EIS and M4/M5 EIS; noting that the premises on which these EISs have been developed is wrong and that SMC and RMT are likely to be in breach of the conditions of consent for these projects and the EIS for the Stage 3B; further also requesting a meeting of the Mayor and interested Councillors with the Minister and with the Shadow Minister;

 

5.   Councillors be provided with the minutes of all meetings convened to discuss air pollution concerns with WestConnex- affected Councils;

6.   Council seeks partnerships with local universities to commission a comprehensive report to investigate the health impacts of the high air pollution levels along the WestConnex route. That this comprehensive study into the health impacts of WestConnex includes construction and operational health impacts and predicts the further health impacts on local Inner West families with the very high air pollution levels which will be generated by the compounding impact of WestConnex if it is opened. Funding for this report to come from the next quarterly budget review; and

7.   Interested councillors be invited to attend the upcoming meeting with the centre for air pollution and update on the outcomes of the meeting.

 

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

 

Foreshadowed Motion (Byrne/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT the matter be deferred and interested councillors be invited to attend the upcoming meeting with the centre for air pollution and update on the outcomes of the 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

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

 

Motion: (Byrne/Drury)

 

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

 

 

C0219(2) Item 23         Mayoral Minute: Dawn Fraser Baths

Motion: (Byrne)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Write to the Minister for Sport thanking the NSW Government for the Greater Sydney Sports Facility Grant funding of $2.2 million for the upgrade of Dawn Fraser Baths;

 

2.   Continue with its program for the upgrade of Dawn Fraser Baths; and

 

3.    Report on the full scope of works for the upgrade of Dawn Fraser Baths using the currently available funding of $6.7 million at the conclusion of the Tender 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 Raciti left the Meeting at 10:05 pm.

 

The Mayor, Clr Byrne vacated the chair at 10.09pm and was assumed by the Deputy Mayor, Clr Macri.

 

Councillor Byrne retired from the Meeting at 10:09 pm.

 

Councillor Raciti returned to the Meeting at 10:17 pm.

 

C0219(2) Item 24         Mayoral Minute: Tempe Lands

Motion: (Macri/Passas)

 

THAT Council write to the Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight seeking a meeting and outlining the significant financial burden likely to be placed on Council and ratepayers by any acquisition of these properties, and seeking for an initial offer to purchase and lease these lands to be made.

 

Motion Carried

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

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

Absent:                        Cr Byrne

Amendment (Stamolis/Hesse)

 

THAT a report come back to Council detailing examples of similar acquisitions of council income generating lands.

 

Motion Lost

For Motion:                 Crs Hesse, Porteous, Stamolis and Steer

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

Absent:                        Crs Byrne

 

Foreshadowed Motion (Porteous)

 

THAT this matter be deferred until the valuation of the land is received. 

 

This Foreshadowed Motion Lapsed.

 

Councillor Hesse left the Meeting at 10:24 pm.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

Motion: (Macri/Passas)

 

THAT with the exception of the confidential matters the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on Tuesday, 11 December 2018 be confirmed as a correct record.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Byrne and Hesse

 

Councillor Kiat left the Meeting at 10:27 pm.

 

Councillor Hesse returned to the Meeting at 10:28 pm.

 

Councillor Kiat returned to the Meeting at 10:29 pm.

 

 

C0219(2) Item 1  Recreation Needs Study: A Healthier Inner West - update on priority actions

Motion: (Macri/York)

 

THAT:

 

1.    The report be received and noted;

 

2.    A report be prepared for Council outlining options for how adequate investment in pocket parks can be achieved, with reference to the areas of undersupply identified in the Recreation Needs Study, and park asset renewal requirements;

 

3.    This report also include recommendations for additional upgrades to be completed in 2019-2020, including options for funding as required;

 

4.    The feasibility study for installation of synthetic turf sporting fields includes consideration of environmental and economic impacts of use of synthetic turf and assessment of priority spending including whole of life costing and lifespan  of synthetic turf; and

 

5.    Council bring back a report on opportunities to create mid-block links, increase shade from trees and awnings/verandahs and provide drinking water fountains to enhance the walking experience in the Inner West.

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Byrne

 

Councillor Drury left the Meeting at 10:36 pm.

Councillor Passas left the Meeting at 10:42 pm.

 

Councillor Drury returned to the Meeting at 10:42 pm.

Councillor Passas returned to the Meeting at 10:44 pm.

 

C0219(2) Item 2  Parkfit-Alternative Sites for Fitness Stations in Parks

Motion: (Stamolis/Passas)

 

THAT Council refer back to its previous motion from August 2018 that councillors will be consulted about the locations of fitness stations in the former Leichhardt Council. Council should be provided with detailed statistics for each location proposed in the report for fitness stations with recommendations to be brought back to Council in March 2019.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Drury, McKenna OAM and Steer

Absent:                        Cr Byrne

 

Foreshadowed Motion: (McKenna OAM/Kiat)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.       Proceed with the installation of Fitness Stations at Ewenton Park in Balmain, 36th Battalion Park in Leichhardt and at Cohen Park in Annandale; and

 

2.       Note the potential for fitness station locations in the future at Birchgrove Park.

 

This Foreshadowed Motion Lapsed.

 

 

Clr Porteous requested Council consider an urgency motion in relation to Classics at Callan Park.

 

The Deputy Mayor ruled that it is the practice of the Council to consider urgency motions at the conclusion of all other business and ruled it out of order.

 

Councillor Lockie left the Meeting at 10:55 pm as she declared a Conflict of Interest in Item 3.

 

Councillor Passas retired from the Meeting at 11:04 pm.

 

C0219(2) Item 3  Library fines for lost or late items

Motion: (Macri/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Council endorses:

 

1.       Writing off the existing Library late fines debt of $538,792 as part of a fine amnesty to launch the new Library Management System and that all library accounts will be cleared.

 

2.       That late fines will only be charged for members 18 years and over. 

 

3.       That all library members, regardless of age, will need to cover the costs associated with lost or damaged items.

 

4.       That if a library fine or total cost of overdue items exceeds $50, borrowing will be suspended and if the total cost of overdue items exceeds $100, the customer will be referred to a collections agency (following four notices being sent to the customer). 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Kiat, Porteous, Stamolis and Steer

Absent:                        Crs Byrne, Lockie and Passas

 

Foreshadowed Motion (Kiat)

 

THAT Council endorses:

 

1.    Writing off the existing Library late fines debt of $538,792 as part of a fine amnesty to launch the new Library Management System and that all library accounts will      be cleared;

 

2.    Late fines will only be charged for members 18 years and over;

 

3.    All library members, regardless of age, will need to cover the costs associated with lost or damaged items;

 

4.    Council will not use collections agencies to enforce library fines;

 

5.    Continuation of compassionate waivers, allowing for changes to the protocol or policy to facilitate same; and

 

6.    Raise the borrowing suspension level to $50.

 

This Foreshadowed Motion Lapsed.

 

 

Meeting closed at 11.10pm

 

The following items will be considered at the Extraordinary Council Meeting on 19 February 2019; Items 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20.

 

 

 

Public Speakers:

 

 

Item #

 

Speaker             

Suburb

Item 6:

Neil Tonkin

Lilyfield

Item 7:

Hall Greenland

Paul Dwyer

Michael File

Leichhardt

Leichhardt

Sydney

Item 8:

Stefanie Collins

Sarah Leong

Shunsuke Mukai

Lewisham

Lewisham

Lewisham

Item 15:

Yvette Beaumont

Daniel Mulhern

Rita Machaalani

Marrickville

Marrickville

Marrickville

Item 19:

Paul Jeffery

Wendy Bacon

Leichhardt

Newtown