Supplementary AGENDA  1R

 

Distributed on 22 October 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Council Meeting

                            

TUESDAY 22 OCTOBER 2019

 

6.30pm

 

 

   


Council Meeting

22 October 2019

 

 

 

MEETING AGENDA – PRECIS

SUPPLEMENTARY ITEMS

 

 

The following reports appear as late items with Mayoral approval as information required for the preparation of the reports was not available at the time of distribution of the Business Paper.

 

 

1          Mayoral Minutes

 

ITEM                                                                                                                                         Page

 

C1019(2) Item 22     Mayoral Minute: Marine Area Command removal of Jubilee Place Parking    3

C1019(2) Item 23     Mayoral Minute: Continuation of Leichhardt Espresso Chorus fee waiver      5

 

  


Council Meeting

22 October 2019

 

Item No:         C1019(2) Item 22

Subject:         Mayoral Minute: Marine Area Command removal of Jubilee Place Parking           

From:             The Mayor, Councillor Darcy Byrne   

 

 

Motion:

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Oppose the removal of parking spaces on Jubilee Place Balmain by the NSW Police Marine Area Command (MAC);

2.   Negotiate with MAC to dedicate Jubilee Place to Council as public road, as per the original conditions of consent;

3.   Investigate options for regulating long term parking on Jubilee Place; and

4.   Investigate options for shared zone parking on Jubilee Place to allow cars to park partly on the curb, as exists in many Balmain Streets, to allow greater passageway for MAC vehicles.

 

Background

NSW Police Marine Area Command headquarters located in Jubilee Place Balmain has notified Council, requesting the removal of 27 parking spaces to enable emergency access.

The residents on and around Jubilee Place already face an extreme shortage in parking. Many properties do not have street frontage, and very little off street parking is available.

The area is also home to Council-run Clontarf Cottage and Ewenton Park, which draw visitors to the area, exacerbating the problem.

The Command was moved to its current location in Balmain in 2004 and residents and the Command have enjoyed a relatively good relationship since, sharing parking on Jubilee Place.

 

Conditions of consent granted by the Department of Planning stipulated that within six months of the commencement of use, Jubilee Place was to be dedicated to Council as a public road.  This requires the sub-division of the land. Neither the sub-division or dedication was undertaken at the time.

 

The land in question is Crown Land.  Parking restrictions may only be installed on Crown Land by an authorised Officer under the Crown Lands Management Act 2016 (CLMA) and that person must hold a written appointment from the Minister of Water, Property and Housing.

 

A 4 metre path beside the Water Police compound has already been provided for emergency vehicles and Council maintenance access to the end of Datchett Street, due to its ‘no vehicles’ accessibility.

 

The original consent included the creation of public parking spaces next to the Water Police, further specifying that a number of spaces that the command wanted to claim for exclusive use by the police station be returned to Council as either open space or public road, with no marking to make it exclusively visitor parking for the Police Station.

 

The intent of the development consent was clearly to recognise the shortage of parking that already existed in 2002 and ensure that Jubilee Place remain open for public parking.

 

Over recent years the street has suffered from the growing problem of long term parked vehicles, ranging from trailers to campervans. This is impacting both on access and parking availability.

 

Council recently addressed long term trailer parking on Lilyfield Road and elsewhere in the LGA by introducing signage stipulating ‘No Parking 7AM-7PM – Motor Vehicles under 4.5t GVM Excepted’.

 

This signage has had a positive impact on the numbers of boat trailers parked long term along roads in the LGA. This demonstrates that Council can address issues such as the one faced by residents and the Marine Command in Jubilee Place by introducing different parking restrictions that allow residents to park but restrict the abuse of parking by long term usage.

 

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Nil.


Council Meeting

22 October 2019

 

Item No:         C1019(2) Item 22

Subject:         Mayoral Minute: Continuation of Leichhardt Espresso Chorus fee waiver           

From:             The Mayor, Councillor Darcy Byrne   

 

 

Motion:

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Waive the additional $5,435 in fees being levied upon the Leichhardt Espresso Chorus to hold their annual Carols in Pioneers Memorial Park in 2019; and

2.   Consider triennial grant funding process as part of the events review, to allow events such as the Carols on Norton to plan with greater certainty.

 

 

 

Background

 

The Leichhardt Espresso Chorus’ Carols on Norton have been a fixture on the Inner West Christmas calendar since 2002. As well as traditional carols, the event also presents local composers, singers, musicians, speakers and even poets.

 

Leichhardt Espresso Chorus plan, support, fundraise, rehearse and sing for the community they are so proud to be a part of. For many years Council has provided a grant for the running of the event and a fee waiver for the booking of the park and utilities.

 

In previous years Council has waived hire fees for Leichhardt Town Hall, which is hired as a wet weather alternative

 

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Nil.