Extraordinary Council Meeting

3 March 2020

 

 

 

Minutes of Extraordinary Council Meeting held on 3 March 2020

 

Meeting commenced at  6.31 pm

 

 

 

Present:

Darcy Byrne

Vittoria Raciti

Marghanita Da Cruz Mark Drury

Lucille McKenna OAM

Colin Hesse

Sam Iskandar

Pauline Lockie

Victor Macri

Julie Passas

Rochelle Porteous

John Stamolis

Louise Steer

Anna York
Michael Deegan

Elizabeth Richardson

Prue Foreman

Mayor

Deputy Mayor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor (6.35pm)

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Operating Officer, Director Development and Recreation

Acting Director City Living

Ian Naylor

Manager Governance

Katherine Paixao

Governance Coordinator

 

APOLOGIES:       

 

Motion: (Steer/Hesse)

 

THAT apologies from Councillor Kiat be accepted.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS:

 

Clr Hesse declared a non-significant, non-pecuniary interest in Item 6 - Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel Report: DA201900096 – 182-198 Victoria Road and 28-30 Faversham Street, Marrickville as he is a member of the Marrickville Bowling Club.

 

 

 

Councillor Porteous entered the Meeting at 6:35 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C0320(1) Item 20         Mayoral Minute: Richard Murden Reserve’s multipurpose courts

Motion: (Byrne)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Registers its strong opposition to the plans by WestConnex to seize the three recently opened multipurpose courts at Richard Murden Reserve;

2.   Insists upon receiving written notification about the acquisition proposal, including verification of the schedule of works and compensation and rectification of the facility at completion;

3.   Writes the NSW Minister for Transport and Roads seeking an urgent meeting to discuss why the plans have only been released on the eve of the 2020 netball season, to demand an alternative location for the construction site be found, and to be briefed on any impact the works maty have on Blackmore Oval;

4.   Designs a flyer to be made available to residents and the clubs potentially impacted by the plans outlining how they can lodge opposition to the plans and advocate to the State Government for an alternative location to be found;

5.   Advises current users of the courts to continue to use the facilities until a fixed date for the commencement of any work is received by Council from WestConnex; and

6.  Receive a report on the project generally and the relocation of netball clubs to other Council owned facilities.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Councillor Iskandar left the Meeting at 7:01 pm.

Councillor Iskandar returned to the Meeting at 7:06 pm.

 

C0320(1) Item 1            Housing and Transport Strategies - Post exhibition report

Motion: (Drury/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Adopt the draft Integrated Transport Study and Strategy and draft Inner West Local Housing Strategy subject to the following amendments;

 

Local Housing Strategy

 

a)    Delete the following wording “provides an opportunity for redevelopment” in the last paragraph under the Dulwich Hill section in page 36;

b)    Amend the wording in Key Constraints section of Table 25 on Page 130 under Dulwich Hill Station Neighbourhoods to include the wording “Biodiversity corridor Marrickville LEP 2011”;

c)    Insert a map identifying the Greenway and Biodiversity Corridor in Section 6.2;

d)    Include wording “Lands within the biodiversity corridor in Marrickville LEP 2011 and the Greenway” in Constraints Analysis section of Section 6.2.1;

e)    Amend figure 49 on page 145 to correctly reflect the zoning fronting Grove Street, Dulwich Hill;

f)     Delete any references to funding associated with the Greenway in the strategy;

g)    Delete any references to focusing development between Dulwich Hill Train Station and Dulwich Grove Light Rail Station;

h)    Delete examples in Action 3B of Principle 4 in Section 5.2;

i)     Add any missing performance indicators for affordable housing from the Affordable Housing Policy;

j)     Recognise the existence and potential of housing co-operatives; and

k)    The North Ashfield investigation area be brought forward from 2026 to from to 2019.

Transport Strategy

 

a)  Amend the timeframe in Part 7. 66 to short term (<5 years) for the following   
   action:

 

                  i.        Require major developments to include charging facilities.

 

b)    Amend the timeframe in Part 7 p.67 to short term (<5 years) for the following action:

 

                      i.        Partnering with companies to provide EV charging points powered by renewables in publicly accessible locations and new developments;

 

c)    Note the increasing popularity of cycling in Sydney due to faster heavier Electric Bicycles and that this be considered in the development of Cycling Plans;

 

d)    Amend Principle G of the Transport Strategy . That light rail be considered as well as a guided electric transit system as: 

                       i.         Light Rail builds on a system that has already been established and is strongly supported in our community.

 

                     ii.         Light rail was promised by the NSW Government to the community as part of the Westconnex project.

 

                    iii.         Light rail networks work in other cities, e.g. Melbourne

 

                    iv.         Light rail creates more liveable streets, promoting public transport as opposed to private car use, reduces air pollution

 

                     v.         The disruption associated with the CBDESR light rail are not likely to be replicated as Westconnex is reckoned to remove vehicles from Parramatta Road; and

 

                    vi.         Provide rail to Sydney Uni/RPA.

 

 

e)         Page 49 3.4.3.2 : Routes and networks: refers to ferry wharves : Balmain East, Birchgrove and Balmain (Thames Wharf) as being technically outside the LGA. This is not correct.

f)          Page 53 reference to the Community bus it should note that the bus is funded by council not TfNSW.

g)        Also with regard to buses add the point:

                  i.        Lack of routes which connective across the LGA eg Balmain to Leichhardt and Marrickville as most routes are radial to the CBD.

h)        In regards to Parking add the following:

                  i.        Page 60 include a reference to the Narrow streets program where residents are able        to park on the footpath to enable cars to pass in the narrow streets of the Balmain Peninsula.

2.    Seek endorsement from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for the strategies; and

 

3.    Be kept informed on the development of the LEP/DCP through face to face briefings in addition to briefing notes.

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

Amendment (Da Cruz/Porteous)

 

THAT the housing strategy include a proportionate increase in social infrastructure including libraries, community centres, access to public transport, open space, large parks, schools, medical facilities, recovery facilities, childcare, emergency shelter, buildings suitable for alternative modes of ownership such as co-ops and aged care local to all housing.


Motion Lost

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

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

 

Amendment (Porteous/Steer)

 

Transport Strategy Amendments:

THAT Council notes the following:

1.    The IWC Transport Strategy should clearly state council’s opposition to WestConnex and the Western Harbour Tunnel at the start of the document. The opposition is currently only in a table towards the end of the document.

 

a)    The Transport Strategy should consider in greater detail the significant impacts on the local transport infrastructure and network; parking; traffic and resident amenity should the Western Harbour Tunnel project proceed to construction;

 

b)    The Transport Strategy should consider in greater detail the impact of the Sydney Gateway project; the WestConnex M4-M5 Link . and ongoing WestConnex construction in terms of the local transport infrastructure and network; parking; traffic and resident amenity; and

 

c)    Induced traffic from the construction of private tollways across the LGA should be more fully addressed and analysed in this strategy for impacts.

Therefore the Transport Strategy should be amended to reflect these significant issues which are a high priority for the Inner West Council

Motion Tied

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

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

 

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

 

2.    The transport strategy be amended as follows:

a)    Page 49 3.4.3.2 : Routes and networks: refers to ferry wharves : Balmain East, Birchgrove and Balmain (Thames Wharf) as being technically outside the LGA. This is not correct;

b)    Page 53 reference to the Community bus it should note that the bus is funded by council not TfNSW;

c)    Also with regard to buses add the point:

·         Lack of routes which connective across the LGA eg Balmain to Leichhardt and Marrickville as most routes are radial to the CBD.

d)    In regards to Parking add the following:

·         Page 60 include a reference to the Narrow streets program where residents are able        to park on the footpath to enable cars to pass in the narrow streets of the Balmain Peninsula.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Nil

 

As this amendment was carried, it was incorporated into the Primary motion.

 

C0320(1) Item 2            Dog Off Leash Areas in Parks Policy

Motion: (Lockie/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.       Adopt the Dogs Off-Leash Areas in Parks Policy;

 

2.       Rescind the former Council’s policies including: Companion Animals Management Plan 2009 (former Ashfield), the Local Companion Animals Management Plan and Open Space Strategy for Dogs Policy (former Leichhardt), the Off Leash Dogs Policy (former Leichhardt) and the Open Space Strategy for Dogs (former Leichhardt);

 

3.       Develop a map of all dog off-leash areas in parks, as a resource for the community; and

 

4.       Commences the development of a Commercial Dog Walking Policy which address key issues associated with equity of access, public liability insurance, compliance with legislative requirements and the effective management of parks and open space areas.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Nil

 

C0320(1) Item 3            Companion Animal Action Plan 2019-2023

Motion: (Lockie/Steer)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Adopt the Draft Companion Animal Action Plan;

 

2.    Write to all who made submissions in relation to the Draft Companion Animal Action Plan to inform them of Council’s decision; and

 

3.    Consider re-opening the temporary animal shelter with appropriate staffing levels as part of Council's Long Term Accommodation Strategy.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Cr Passas

 

C0320(1) Item 4            Grants and Fee Scale Policy and Grant Program Guidelines 2020

Motion: (Porteous/Hesse)

 

THAT Council amends the Grants and Fee Scale Policy and adopts the Grant Program Guidelines 2020 as shown in Attachments 1 and 2 with the following amendments:

 

a)    Page 9:  “Table 1: Schedule of Scaled Fees and Categories of Organisation

Scaled Fee: Full fee

Organisations:

Remove “Political parties, or activities that are overtly political in nature”  and replace with “Political parties ( in relation to running election-related rallies or public events or fundraisers)”

Activity:

No change

Examples :

Remove “political rallies or overtly political public events” and replace with “ election-related political party rallies or public events or fundraisers ”

b)    On page 70  (Page 9 of policy) delete  dot point “Political rallies or overtly political public events” and replace with “Election rallies for candidates.”;

 

c)    Add on page 68 (page 7 of the policy) under Assessment process;

 

d)    Council will decline  applications from organisations or events which promote hatred or discrimination against people on the basis of the colour of their skin and cultural background, religion or absence of religion, gender or sexuality or their political views; and

 

e)    Community based rallies whether or not supported by a political party.

 

Motion Lost

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

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

 

Foreshadowed Motion (Byrne/Passas)

THAT Council amends the Grants and Fee Scale Policy and adopts the Grant Program Guidelines 2020 as shown in Attachments 1 and 2.

 

Motion Carried

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

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

 

C0320(1) Item 5            National General Assembly of Local Government 2020

Motion: (Hesse/Byrne)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Endorse Councillors Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Steer, Iskandar, Lockie and York attending the National General Assembly of Local Government 2020; and

 

2.    Submit to the conference the following motions:

 

a)    That the National General Assembly of Local Government:

 

              i.        Recognises the vital role of the media in informing communities about the actions of local government and keeping local government open to account; 

 

            ii.        Notes the important role that community can and does play at times of emergency, including during the bushfire crisis this summer;

 

           iii.        Expresses serious concerns at the closure and diminution of regional and suburban news outlets including television, radio and newspapers;

 

           iv.        Calls on the Federal Government to increase funding to the Australian Community Radio Network around Australia to support local news programs that focus on local government and local issues; and

 

            v.        Submits a motion to the upcoming Australian Local Government Association’s National General Assembly in June 2020 calling for the Australian Federal Government to sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

 

b)    Call for the Australian Federal Government to sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Cr Passas

 

Amendment (Hesse/Byrne)

 

THAT Council submit to the conference the following motion:

 

That the National General Assembly of Local Government:

 

1.    Recognises the vital role of the media in informing communities about the actions of local government and keeping local government open to account; 

 

2.    Notes the important role that community can and does play at times of emergency, including during the bushfire crisis this summer;

 

3.    Expresses serious concerns at the closure and diminution of regional and suburban news outlets including television, radio and newspapers; and

 

4.    Calls on the Federal Government to increase funding to the Australian Community Radio Network around Australia to support local news programs that focus on local government and local issues.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Passas and Raciti

 

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

 

Amendment (Byrne/Hesse)

 

THAT Council submits a motion to the upcoming Australian Local Government Association’s National General Assembly in June 2020 calling for the Australian Federal Government to sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

 

 

 

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Cr Passas

 

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

 

C0320(1) Item 6            Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel Report: DA201900096 – 182- 198 Victoria Road and 28-30 Faversham Street, Marrickville

Motion: (Macri/Byrne)

 

THAT Council support the staff submission and delete the requirement for ‘no right turn’ in the AM peak into the development from Victoria Road and review in 12 months.

 

 

Motion Carried

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

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

 

C0320(1) Item 7            2019/20 Second Quarter Budget Review

Motion: (Drury/York)

 

THAT the 2019/20 2nd Quarter Budget Review be adopted.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Cr Passas

 

Amendment (Stamolis)

THAT:

 

1.    Prior to the QBR coming to Council, a briefing for Councillors be held; and

2.    Council to reconcile the original budget column in the QBR against the adopted budget.

The Mayor ruled the Motion Out of Order.

 

C0320(1) Item 8            Budget Savings Tracking Summary

Motion: (Drury/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT the Year to Date Budget Savings Tracking Report for January 2020 be received and noted.

 

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Cr Passas

 

C0320(1) Item 9            Investments Report as at 31 January 2020

Motion: (Drury/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT the report be received and noted.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Nil

Councillor Hesse retired from the Meeting at 8:13 pm.

C0320(1) Item 10         Notice of Motion to Rescind: C0918(1) Item 2 Local Democracy – Outcomes of Proposed New Advisory Group Structure Public Exhibition - 11 September 2018

Motion: (Stamolis/Passas)

 

THAT Council rescind C0918(1) Item 2 Local Democracy – Outcomes of Proposed New Advisory Group Structure Public Exhibition.

 

Councillor Stamolis withdrew this motion.

 

C0320(1) Item 11         Notice of Motion: Council Response to Bushfire Crisis, Extreme   Weather and Climate Change

Motion: (Byrne/Drury)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Note the existing policies and programs which have been instituted by our local government to reduce carbon emissions, invest in renewable energy, reduce energy costs to ratepayers and mitigate impacts on local people of extreme weather, including;

 

a)    Sourcing the equivalent of Council’s daytime energy usage from Moree Solar Farm;

 

b)    Systematically replacing residential street lighting with LED lighting;

 

c)    Establishing the Solar my School program;

 

d)    Becoming 100 per cent divested from fossil fuels and incorporating divestment principles into tendering processes;

 

e)    Committing to being 100 per cent powered by renewable energy and achieving carbon neutrality by 2025; and

 

f)     Resolving to double to investment in tree plantings in the 2020/21 Budget and establishing a dial-a-tree program to provide free trees for planting to local residents.

 

 

2.    Request a report from the CEO to be tabled at the March Ordinary meeting on further actions to be taken by Council in response to the bushfire crisis and the new environmental hazards posed, including;

 

a)    Establishing a sister Council relationship with a fire effected LGA in NSW to provide short medium and long-term support to their council and community. This should include consideration of staff secondment to assist with services, loaning or provision of assets and resources and community to community activities that can allow residents, businesses and organisations in the Inner West to contribute to recovery and ongoing support;

 

b)    Options for how Council can assist in the recovery efforts following the biodiversity crisis created by the bushfires;

 

c)    The health and safety monitoring and compliance for council staff and facilities and the general community, including whether increased air quality monitoring from the responsible state government agencies is required;

 

d)    The existing statutory and adopted policy/compliance processes for closure of council facilities such as pools and sporting grounds impacted by air pollution;

 

e)    Review of Council’s existing heat monitoring and alleviation strategies for our community, including the potential to of provide cooling areas, especially for vulnerable populations, on hot days;

 

f)     Consultation with the Local Area Health Service seeking advice about mitigation measures Council can undertake to reduce impacts on the population during periods of poor and hazardous air quality and extreme heat;

 

g)    Water storage options for council buildings, and any programs with the state government to encourage people to properly invest in and use grey water;

 

h)    Consultation with local bushcare and biodiversity groups and environmental peak bodies on the above actions;

 

i)     A potential partnership with Inner West Tree Growers, a newly established community group which is seeking to partner with Council on the implementation of our tree planting program; and

 

j)     Confirming the implementation timeline for the implementation of Council’s existing solar and sustainability programs throughout 2020.

 

3.    Note the excellent work of Council officers who have relocated to assist affected   
Councils.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Cr Passas

Absent:                        Cr Hesse

 

 

C0320(1) Item 12         Notice of Motion: New residential tenancy laws (from 23 March     2020)

Motion: (Stamolis/Passas)

 

THAT Council advertise the changes to NSW residential tenancy laws on its website.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Nil

Absent:                        Cr Hesse

 

Councillor Passas left the Meeting at 8:34 pm.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

8.34pm - The Mayor, Clr Byrne adjourned the meeting for a short recess.

8.40pm– The Mayor, Clr Byrne resumed the meeting.

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

Councillor Raciti left the Meeting at 8:44 pm.

Councillor Raciti returned to the Meeting at 8:50 pm.

 

C0320(1) Item 13         Notice of Motion: Trees in High Volume

Motion: (Stamolis/Byrne)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    To develop a tree care and management program for areas of high public and traffic use as part of the Urban Forest Policy and incorporate Water Sensitive Water Design (WSUD);

 

2.    To prioritise tree planting over hot surfaces to reduce the urban heat island effect, to provide more shade for the public and to beautify the local environment; and

 

3.    Note that the tree audit is due in July 2020.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Hesse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C0320(1) Item 14         Notice of Motion: Council Submission and Assistance to      Residents: EIS Western Harbour Tunnel

Motion: (Porteous/Byrne)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Notes that the EIS has now been be extended to 30 March 2020 and seeks to inform residents of this fact through all Council’s communication channels;

2.    Make a submission  to the EIS for the Western Harbour Tunnel and Warringah Freeway. The submission needs to be well-researched, detailed and carefully evidenced and that relevant specialist consultants are used to ensure it provides strong arguments to advocate against the Tunnel and protect residents’ amenity;

3.    Holds a public meeting to provide residents with the staff’s analysis of the impacts of the Western Harbour Tunnel and advice to residents in writing their own submissions. The Balmain Ward Councillors should also be invited to speak at this public meeting; and

4.    Provide information on the EIS; the council’s analysis of impacts and provides help with making a submission on council’s website for residents. 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Cr Passas

Absent:                        Cr Hesse

 

C0320(1) Item 15         Notice of Motion: WestConnex and Western Harbour Tunnel         Community Liaison Forum

Motion: (Porteous/Lockie)

 

THAT:

 

1.    Council defer consideration of the matter of establishing the WestConnex and Western Harbour Tunnel Community Liaison Forum until 24 March 2020 so the CEO can prepare a report outlining the proposed model for the 'higher level strategic discussion between Council, Transport for NSW and the community'. This model to also now include Sydney Metro; and

 

2.    This report is to be tabled in the business papers for that meeting so that it can be reviewed by Councillors and the community, and considered concurrently with this item (i.e. the reinstatement of the WestConnex community liaison forum with the inclusion of the Western Harbour Tunnel and Sydney Metro).

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Nil

Absent:                        Cr Hesse

C0320(1) Item 16         Notice of Motion: Council logo

Motion: (Passas/Macri)

 

THAT:

 

1.    Council receive a full report on the new logo, name of the successful group or person, cost of the logo Meetings, staff time and other resources. Amount to be paid to the successful tender and who decided on the logo for our Council.

 

2.    The existing logo be referred to Vision Australia for accessibility testing; and

 

3.    The new Inner West logo in its rainbow form continued to be used.

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Drury and McKenna OAM

Absent:                        Cr Hesse

 

 

Motion: (Passas/Macri)

 

THAT the new logo be abolished.

 

The Mayor ruled the Motion Out of Order as the original Motion would need to be rescinded.

 

 

Foreshadowed Motion (Stamolis)

 

THAT given overwhelming community opposition to the new logo, Council revert back to the old logo.

 

The Mayor ruled the Motion Out of Order as the original Motion would need to be rescinded.

 

Amendment (Steer/Byrne)

 

THAT the new Inner West logo in its rainbow form continued to be used.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Iskandar, Lockie, McKenna OAM, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Crs Macri, Passas, Porteous, Raciti and Stamolis

Absent:                        Cr Hesse

 

As the Amendment was carried, it has been incorporated in the motion.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

9.24pm - The Mayor, Clr Byrne adjourned the meeting for a short recess.

9.27pm– The Mayor, Clr Byrne resumed the meeting.

 

 

 

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: (Passas/Raciti)

 

THAT Council enter into Confidential session.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Hesse

 

 

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:

 

C0320(1) Item 17 – Notice of Motion: CEO Performance Section 10A(2)(a) of the Local Government Act 1993) that it contains personnel matters concerning particular individuals (other than councillors)

 

Motion: (Da Cruz/Porteous)

 

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

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Hesse

Report with Confidential Information

 

C0320(1) Item 17         Notice of Motion: CEO Performance

Motion: (Passas/Byrne)

 

THAT the briefing of the full Council be undertaken at the first Ordinary Council meeting in April 2020.

 

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Nil

Absent:                        Cr Hesse

 

 

C0320(1) Item 18         Notice of Motion: Posters

Motion: (Passas/Raciti)

 

THAT Councillors be advised of the policy on Councillors displaying their photos.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Nil

Absent:                        Cr Hesse

 

 

Motion: (Passas/Raciti)

THAT Councillors receive copies of infringement notices issued to individuals and parties.

The Mayor ruled this motion Out of Order as it would breach the Local Government Act 1993.

Councillor Passas retired from the Meeting at 9:41 pm.

 

C0320(1) Item 19         Notice of Motion: Balmain Leagues Club (Tigers) Development  - Public Meeting

Motion: (Porteous/Byrne)

 

THAT:

 

1.    Council provides information on the website regarding the current DA for the Balmain Leagues Club (Tigers) and most recent amendments and continues to receiving submissions on the DA until the DA is determined;

 

2.    Council organise a public meeting for the Balmain peninsula community on this DA as soon as possible; and

 

3.    Any funding required be sourced from the Strategic Planning Community Engagement Budget.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Hesse and Passas

 

 

Meeting closed at  9.42pm.