Council Meeting

12 November 2019

 

 

Minutes of Ordinary Council Meeting held on 12 November 2019

 

Meeting commenced at 6.32 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Present:

Darcy Byrne

Vittoria Raciti

Marghanita Da Cruz Mark Drury

Lucille McKenna OAM

Tom Kiat

Pauline Lockie

Victor Macri

Julie Passas

Rochelle Porteous

John Stamolis

Louise Steer

Anna York
Michael Deegan

Elizabeth Richardson

Mayor

Deputy Mayor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor (6.36pm)

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Operating Officer, Director Development and Recreation

Cathy Edwards-Davis

Erla Ronan

Director Infrastructure

Director City Living

Ian Naylor

Manager Civic Governance

Katherine Paixao

Governance  Coordinator

 

 

APOLOGIES:       

 

Motion: (McKenna OAM/York)

 

THAT apologies from Councillors Hesse and Iskandar be accepted.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

Motion: (McKenna OAM/Stamolis)

THAT the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on Tuesday, 22 October 2019 and  Extraordinary Council Meeting held on Tuesday, 29 October 2019 be confirmed.

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

Councillor Porteous entered the Meeting at 6:36 pm.

 

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS:

 

Clr Raciti declared a significant, non-pecuniary interest in Item 14 Notice of Motion: APIA Lease as her husband is an ex-president and a director of the club, her son is a volunteer and grandson plays for Apia and will exit the chamber during discussion and voting.

 

Motion: (Byrne/Macri)

 

THAT Council note the disclosure of interest.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

 

PUBLIC FORUM

 

The registered speakers were asked to address the meeting. The list of speakers is available on the last page of these minutes.

 

Councillor Passas left the Meeting at 7:18 pm.

 

Councillor Passas returned to the Meeting at 7:28 pm.

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

Motion: (Porteous/Steer)

 

THAT following consideration of Item 1, Council bring forward Items 3, 5, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 21 which had registered speakers.

 

Motion Carried

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

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

 

 

 

C1119(1) Item 1            Notice of Motion: Condolence Motion: Paul Whelan

Motion: (McKenna OAM/Byrne)

 

THAT the Mayor write a letter of condolence to Colleen Whelan and her family acknowledging Paul Whelan’s extensive contribution to the Inner West Council area and expressing sadness at his passing.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

C1119(1) Item 3            Amendment No.8 Ashfield Local Environmental Plan 2013

Motion: (McKenna OAM/Drury)

 

THAT:

 

1.   Council support Amendment No.8 to Ashfield Local Environmental Plan, for the reasons outlined in the report and the attachments;

 

2.   Council liaise with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and Parliamentary Counsel’s Office to draft and finalise the Local Environmental Plan Amendment;

 

3.   Following the completion of (2) above request Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to notify the Plan;

 

4    Council delegate the making of the Local Environmental Plan amendments as indicated in this report to the Group Manager Strategic Planning or the equivalent position.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

C1119(1) Item 5            Australia Day Citizenship

Motion: (Byrne/York)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.         Approve the conducting of the mandated Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony in the Marrickville Library on 26 January 2020;

 

2.         Transfer the citizen of the year awards ceremony to another date (to be determined by officers) and hold the ceremony at Ashfield;

 

3.         Transfer the festival in Enmore Park to another date in summer to be held as a children’s and families festival;

 

4.         Promote attendance of local people at the Yabun Festival on January 26th as a positive way to mark the day;

 

5.         Conduct the 26 January citizenship ceremony in such a way to respect the importance of the day for First Nations peoples;

 

6.         Thank Reconciliation NSW for their letter of support; and

 

7.         Write to the LGNSW and ALGA to request that these two bodies address issues in respect to Australia Day at a policy level. This should include involvement of peak aboriginal bodies in any policy development undertaken by LGNSW and ALGA.

 

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Macri, Passas and Raciti

 

Amendment (Kiat/Porteous)

 

THAT Council cease referring to January 26 as ‘Australia Day’ in its communications unless otherwise required by legislation.

Motion Lost

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

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

 

C1119(1) Item 9            Notice of Motion: Balmain Square: Possibility for Expansion

Motion: (Stamolis/Passas)

 

THAT Council to enter into discussions with Telstra about whether there is any opportunity to expedite the planning and implementation of  expansion of the Balmain Square (i.e. demolish more of the Telstra building).

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Councillor Passas left the Meeting at 8:17 pm.

C1119(1) Item 13         Notice of Motion: User Policy for Shared Sporting Facilities

Motion: (Macri/Byrne)

 

THAT Council develop a user policy for the many shared sporting facilities that it has created. The prime example is the basketball/tennis facilities. There are a number of them around the LGA. If these policies are already in place then the motion will be for them to be signposted at all these facilities.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Passas

 

Amendment (Stamolis)

THAT the words ‘shared resource’ be written on the signage.

This amendment lapsed for want of seconder.

 

 

Councillor Raciti left the Meeting at 8:21 pm as she declared a significant, non-pecuniary interest in Item 14 as her husband is an ex-president and a director of the club, her son is a volunteer and grandson plays for Apia and will exit the chamber during discussion and voting.

 

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

Councillor McKenna OAM left the Meeting at 8:35 pm.

Councillor McKenna OAM returned to the Meeting at 8:37 pm.

 

C1119(1) Item 14         Notice of Motion: APIA Lease

Motion: (Byrne/Drury)

 

THAT Council:

1.   Continue to negotiate with APIA Tigers Leichhardt Football Club with the intention to enter into a new lease that will enable APIA to continue using Lambert Park as their home ground into the future. That any new lease will need to be conditional on remedying the concerns as outlined in the comments of the Chief Operating Officer attached to this motion;

2.   Work with APIA to actively pursue grant opportunities to help fund restoration work at Lambert Park; and

3.   Officers report to Councillors at an Ordinary Council meeting regarding the current state of lease negotiations with APIA.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

C1119(1) Item 15         Notice of Motion: Brokering Solar Installation for Local         Residents

Motion: (York/Byrne)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Support, in principle, the solar installation partnership between Inner West Community Energy, Camperdown Commons and Acre restaurant and provide active advice and assistance regarding the development assessment process for the project;

 

2.    Note that this pilot project provides a model through which the community, Council, not for profit entities and business can collaborate to deliver new solar installations and create new renewable energy capacity in our local community;

 

3.    Note the request for assistance from Leichhardt Bowling Club to have solar pv installed to assist with the financial viability and environmental sustainability of that Club and convene a meeting with the Club, Inner West Community Energy and other relevant parties to assist with initiating the project;

 

4.    Congratulate Leichhardt Market Town on the recent launch of a large scale solar installation on the roof of the shopping centre and note the potential for this project to be replicated at shopping centres across the Inner West.;

 

5.    Receive an update report, to be tabled at an Ordinary Council meeting, on the progress of efforts to establish a formal role for Council as a broker of renewable energy projects on public and private properties including, residential, industrial, commercial properties; and

 

6.    Receive a plain English language report, to be tabled at an ordinary Council meeting, on how the development assessment process for installation of solar on individual homes can be made simpler and cheaper. This should include any identification of necessary amendments to state legislation as well Council's planning controls. 

 

7.      Receive information and advice from the CEO together with the forthcoming report on Council's draft Climate and Renewables Strategy addressing the following: 

 

a)    The NSW Government’s Empowering Homes program due to commence this Summer, with the stated goal of offering 300,000 homes with zero interest loans for solar and battery storage over 10 years to the value of $3.2 billion in renewables investment; and

 

b)    Options for how Council can offer to partner with the NSW Government to facilitate an accelerated and targeted roll-out of this program within the Inner West LGA, particularly for pensioners and low-income households, including an appropriate source of funds to establish a ‘revolving fund’ to support this, with a view to enabling the CEO to commence discussions with the relevant Minister/departmental head on this issue.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Cr Passas

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

Amendment (Stamolis/Macri)

THAT Council review all data sources to determine why the IWC has such a low solar uptake when compared to all other councils across the nation.

Motion Lost

For Motion:                 Crs Da Cruz, Macri, Passas and Stamolis

Against Motion:          Crs Byrne, Drury, Kiat, Lockie, McKenna OAM, Porteous, Steer and York

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

Councillors Passas and Porteous left the Meeting at 8:58 pm.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

8.58pm - The Mayor, Clr Byrne adjourned the meeting for a short recess.

9.07pm– The Mayor, Clr Byrne resumed the meeting.

Councillor Raciti returned to the Meeting at 9:07 pm.

 

 

Confidential Session

 

The Mayor, Councillor Byrne, asked the Chief Executive Officer if any representations had been received from the public on any of the items Council will be discussing in Closed Session as per the Agenda.

 

The Chief Executive Officer replied that no representations had been received to talk to the items in Closed Session.

 

The Mayor, Councillor Byrne, asked if there were any members of the public gallery who would like to speak on the reasons Council proposes to consider the items in Closed Session.

 

There were none.

 

Members of the Public were asked to leave the Chamber.

 

Motion: (Byrne/Macri)

 

THAT Council enter into Confidential session.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Da Cruz, Kiat, Lockie and Steer

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Porteous  

 

 

Foreshadowed Motion: (Kiat)

 

THAT Council deal with Item 16 prior to going into Confidential Session.

 

This Foreshadowed motion lapsed.

 

Councillor Passas and Porteous returned to the Meeting at 9:09 pm.

 

That in accordance with Section 10A(1) of the Local Government Act 1993, the following matters be considered in Closed Session of Council for the reasons provided:

 

C0919(2) Item 24 Compulsory Acquisition Ashfield, Part 321 Parramatta Road Ashfield Depot (Section 10A(2)(d)(i) of the Local Government Act 1993) that would, if disclosed prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; AND commercial information of a confidential nature (Section 10A(2)(d)(ii) of the Local Government Act 1993) that would, if disclosed confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the council; AND commercial information of a confidential nature (Section 10A(2)(d)(iii) of the Local Government Act 1993) that would, if disclosed reveal a trade secret. 

 

C0919(2) Item 25 Commonwealth Funding of Client Services (Section 10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993) that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reports with Confidential Information

 

C1119(1) Item 24         Compulsory Acquisition Ashfield, Part 321 Parramatta Road         Ashfield Depot

Motion: (Drury/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT:

 

1.   The Resolution of Council dated 21 August 2018 Item 26 - C0818(2) be altered to read “4. The negotiated terms be no less than $447,925 net and that the clean-up costs be borne 100% by the RMS.”; and

 

2.   Council delegate authority to the CEO to finalise the terms of an agreement to compensation by way of Deed of Release and Indemnity for Lot 13 Deposited Plan 1250227 known as No. 321 Parramatta Road Haberfield with a claim for compensation in accordance with the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 (the Act) for a net sum of not less than $407,663.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Nil

 

C1119(1) Item 25         Commonwealth Funding of Client Services

Motion: (McKenna OAM/ Byrne)

 

THAT Council adopt the recommendation contained within the confidential report.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Nil

Councillor Passas requested that the meeting consider an Urgency Motion with regards to the opening of Councillor mail.

Urgency Motion: (Passas)

 

THAT the CEO provide a report on the opening of Councillor mail.

 

The mayor declared this matter not urgent.

 

Councillor Passas left the Meeting at 9:19 pm.

Councillor Passas returned to the Meeting at 9:37 pm.

 

 

 

 

Motion: (Byrne/Kiat)

 

THAT Council move back into the Open Session of the Council Meeting.

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Cr Passas

 

C1119(1) Item 16         Notice of Motion: Climate Emergency - Council Contracts

Motion: (Kiat/Steer)

 

THAT:

 

1.    Council receives a report from Officers before the end of 2019 detailing:

 

a)    companies that are both on The Adani List and currently have contracts with the Council;

b)    or have had contracts with Council during 2019; and

c)    With respect to contracts identified in 1(a), information regarding the date (or following the completion of what work) the contract will reach termination or Council will otherwise have a contractual option to terminate.

 

 

2.    With regard to the awarding of future Council contracts, resolves to, where other factors are equal, give preference to contractors that are not on The Adani List. Tenderers for Council contracts should be notified of this and tender reports to Council should note whether any proposed contractor is on The Adani List;

 

3.    Council writes to the Board of GHD and any other companies found to be both contractors to the Council during 2019 and on The Adani List to:

a)    request that they cease any involvement with Adani’s Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail Project; and

b)    advise them that in awarding future contracts Council will give preference to contractors whose policies and practices align with Council’s commitment to facing the climate emergency - and specifically, to contractors that are not on The Adani List.

 

4.    Council notes that the Inner West Council has effectively applied a ‘first principles’ approach to its investment portfolio to great success, and has successfully 100% divested from fossil fuel investments;

 

  1. Council notes that the Inner West Council’s Sustainable Procurement Policy is due to be considered by Council by the end of 2019;

 

  1. Council requests that Council's Sustainable Procurement Policy include principles to incentivise and recognise potential suppliers’:

·         mitigation of direct carbon emissions

·         environmental management and sustainability practices

·         minimisation of downstream carbon emissions or footprint

 

  1. Council requests that the report to Council on the Sustainable Procurement Policy include advice to Councillors on how these principles can be implemented in the procurement of our major suppliers, including how they may be considered in the awarding of major tenders.

 

Motion Carried

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

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

 

 

Foreshadowed Motion: (York)

THAT Council:

  1. Notes that the Inner West Council has effectively applied a ‘first principles’ approach to its investment portfolio to great success, and has successfully 100% divested from fossil fuel investments;

 

  1. Notes that the Inner West Council’s Sustainable Procurement Policy is due to be considered by Council by the end of 2019;

 

  1. Requests that Council's Sustainable Procurement Policy include principles to incentivise and recognise potential suppliers’:

·         mitigation of direct carbon emissions

·         environmental management and sustainability practices

·         minimisation of downstream carbon emissions or footprint

 

  1. Requests that the report to Council on the Sustainable Procurement Policy include advice to Councillors on how these principles can be implemented in the procurement of our major suppliers, including how they may be considered in the awarding of major tenders.

 

This Foreshadowed Motion lapsed.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

9.43pm - The Mayor, Clr Byrne adjourned the meeting for a short recess.

9.50pm– The Mayor, Clr Byrne resumed the meeting.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

10.00pm - The Mayor, Clr Byrne adjourned the meeting for a short recess.

10.05pm– The Mayor, Clr Byrne resumed the meeting.

 

C1119(1) Item 18         Notice of Motion: Emergency Situation

Motion: (Passas/Raciti)

 

THAT Councillors be advised of action required in such circumstances and contact details for afterhours reporting.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Lockie, Macri, Passas, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Crs Drury, Kiat and McKenna OAM

 

C1119(1) Item 21         Notice of Motion: Supporting the Newtown Breakaways AFL         Club

Motion: (York/Byrne)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Notes that IWC’s 2018 Recreation Needs Study identified the need to prioritise actions that will meet the demand in the community for a significant increase in the participation of women and girls in sport;

 

2.    Notes the unique commitment of the Newtown Breakaways to diversity, community and supporting women in sport - as a foundation independent women’s club with strong community connections and support, and a focus on encouraging women of all experience and abilities to play AFL;

 

3.    Notes with disappointment the decision by NSW/ACT AFL to decline the Breakaways application to retain their status as a Premier Women’s Division Club in 2020 and beyond;

 

4.    Continues to work with the club and NSW/ACT AFL to support the Breakaways to return to the Premier Division as soon as possible, noting the NSW/ACT AFL’s commitment to support the Breakaways’ Preseason Carnival, club development, recruitment of club coach/es, and infrastructure improvements in 2020;

 

5.    Receives a report back to Council on options for funding urgent improvements to facilities at Mahoney Oval; and

 

6.    As a gesture of support for the club and in recognition of their significant community contribution to the Inner West, and Inner West Women's AFL in particular, commits in principle to hosting the Newtown Breakaways at Henson Park in 2020 and urgently investigates options to support this, regardless of the club's Division status; and

 

7.    Write to NSW AFL about their booking of Henson Park and any other grounds in the Inner West and what competitions NSW AFL plan to schedule at Henson Park in 2020 allocating competition matches to the Breakaway.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Cr Passas

 

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

Motion: (Byrne/Passas)

 

THAT Council resume Standing Orders.

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

C1119(1) Item 2            Park Plans of Management

Motion: (Drury/Porteous)

 

THAT:

 

1.    Council note the process to prepare park Plans of Management and the strategic importance of these planning instruments;

 

2.    Council note the key concerns associated with external delays at Government level which may have significant impacts on the capital delivery programme for recreation and sporting improvements at Tempe Reserve and Leichhardt Park; and 

 

3.    The Mayor seek an urgent meeting with the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces in order to request that the Crown Reserve Land categorisations be expedited so that Council’s Plans of Management can be approved and the essential and funded community sporting facility infrastructure can be constructed.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

C1119(1) Item 4            2020 Council Meeting Schedule

Motion: (Lockie/Stamolis)

 

 

THAT Council:

 

1.       Adopt the 2020 Council Meeting Schedule as detailed in this report; and

 

2.       Publish the Schedule on Council’s website, at Service Centres and in the Inner West Courier.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

 

C1119(1) Item 6            Notice of Motion: Petersham Oval Grandstand re-naming

Motion: (Macri/Byrne)

 

THAT Council defer this matter to the next Ordinary Council meeting.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

Councillor Raciti retired from the Meeting at 10:25 pm.

 

C1119(1) Item 7            Notice of Motion: Councillors permitted to hire meeting rooms in           all ward areas

Motion: (Porteous/Steer)

That Council:

1.    Affirms that it is the intention of Council, in allowing Councillors to “book meeting rooms for official business in a specific Council building” (as outlined in the IWC Councillors’ Expenses and Facilities Policy; Part C; Clause 9.2), that Councillors be able to book the meeting room which best meets the needs of the local residents in terms of convenience, accessibility and numbers likely to attend wherever it is located across the LGA of the Inner West Council; and

2.    Notes the on-going underspend of funds as currently allocated in the Councillors' Expenses and Facilities Policy and that therefore an amendment is made to the funding allocation in the Councillors' Expenses and Facilities Policy to allow a partial reallocation of a small amount of funds where there is a consistent underspend to an new category being hire of Council meeting rooms by Councillors (minimum $10,000 allocation) to enable Councillors to undertake their role as Councillors and meet with residents in the appropriately sized room in their own ward area.

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Macri and Passas

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

Councillor Passas retired from the Meeting at 10:32 pm.

ADJOURNMENT

 

10.32pm - The Mayor, Clr Byrne adjourned the meeting for a short recess.

10.35pm– The Mayor, Clr Byrne resumed the meeting.

 

C1119(1) Item 8            Notice of Motion: Councillor Access to Media

Motion: (Stamolis/Passas)

 

THAT Councillors Expenses and Facilities Policy be amended to provide access to the Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Telegraph and the Inner West Courier either by hardcopy or media website; as per the choice of the Councillor.

 

Motion Carried

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

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

Absent:                        Cr Passas and Raciti

 

C1119(1) Item 10         Notice of Motion: A sensible separated cycleway on Railway         Parade at Sydenham Station

Motion: (Drury/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Council seeks the Minister for Transport for NSW immediately step in and require parts of his portfolio to co-operate to get a sensible separated cycleway on Railway Parade at Sydenham Station.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

C1119(1) Item 11         Notice of Motion: Inner West Council calls on NSW Government   to get serious about a City West Cycle Link

Motion: (Drury/Stamolis)

 

THAT Council recommits to the City West Cycle link proposal and calls on the NSW Minister for Transport to conduct a feasibility study.The feasibility study should consider all options including an on ground route from Hawthorne Canal to the west end of the Sydney Light Rail facility.

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Passas and Raciti

 

C1119(1) Item 12         Notice of Motion: Westconnex: Tree Canopy and Noise,        Vibration and Air Quality Reporting

Motion: (Da Cruz/Steer)

 

THAT Council call on the Minister for Planning, Environment and Industry to urgently:

 

a)   replace the Inner West tree canopy removed for the construction of Westconnex; and

 

b)   provide noise, vibration and air quality data and monitoring reports to the Inner West Council for publication on our website.

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Cr Macri

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

 

 

 

 

C1119(1) Item 17         Notice of Motion: Urgent Safety Motion

This motion lapsed for want of mover

 

C1119(1) Item 19         Notice of Motion: Code of Conduct

This motion lapsed for want of mover

 

C1119(1) Item 20         Notice of Motion: Legal Expenses

This motion lapsed for want of mover.

 

C1119(1) Item 22         Notice of Motion: Supporting Street Parties in the Inner West

Motion: (York/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Notes the benefits of making it easier for neighbours to come together in their streets, front yards or laneways for street parties, which include: 

 

a)    building communities, fostering cooperation, understanding and respect between neighbours; 

 

b)    revitalising streets and laneways by fostering pride in the area, which may reduce instances of graffiti and dumping; and 

 

c)    making streets and laneways safer places for all residents.

 

2.    Further notes the work of residents in the community who have been hosting annual get-togethers in their street for many years, and acknowledges the significant contribution these residents make to the Inner West;

 

3.    Notes that following the Notice of Motion unanimously supported by Councillors at the 25 June 2019 meeting directing Council to draft a new street parties guideline and supporting timeplates, Council has updated its policy and templates on the IWC website which now include:

 

a)    An updated, consistent Street Parties guideline covering the entire LGA;

 

b)    A nominated point of contact within Council to advise on road closures;

 

c)    A nominated point of contact at Summer Hill depot to organise access signs and barricades to implement road closures (where available); and

 

d)    Advice regarding access for street party organisers to Council’s public liability insurance.

 

4.    Directs that a simple checklist template also be included on the Council webpage to further support residents’ planning small-scale neighbourhood street party events. The simple checklist is to include a brief one-line description of the key tasks required by street party organisers, along with a suggested timeline to guide ease of planning, for example:

 

a)    Approach neighbours and discuss street party idea xx weeks ahead of event

 

b)   Lodge Street Party Application with Council xx weeks ahead of event

 

c)   Discuss street party plans with Council officers,   xx weeks ahead of event

including any planned street closure, insurance, etc

 

5.   Shares this information in regular communication channels including Mayor’s update in local papers to support ease of planning for summer 2019/20 street parties in the Inner West.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and Raciti

  

 

Meeting closed at 10.55pm.

 

 

Public Speakers:

 

 

Item #

 

Speaker             

Suburb

Item 3:

 Roberto Rocca

Ashfield

Item 5:

Nicholas Fieldsend

St Peters

Item 9:

Fergus Fricke

 

Birchgrove

Item 13:

Danny Lowe

Ashfield

Item 14:

Franco Parisi

Carla Canini

Chiswick

Abbotsford

Item 15:

Gavin Gilchrist

Sebastian Compton

Annandale

Lilyfield

Item 16:

Dominic Case

Gillian Reffell

Tom Cannane

Balmain East

Summer Hill

Leichhardt

Item 18:

Rene Holmes

Ashfield

Item 21:

Lisa Roper

Ingrid McLanders

Anthony Brooke

Coogee

Petersham

AFL NSW/ACT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on the 12th day of November, 2019 were confirmed as a correct record on this 26th day of November, 2019.

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON