Council Meeting

11 December 2018

 

 

Minutes of Ordinary Council Meeting held on 11 December 2018

 

Meeting commenced at  6.33 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 (6.38pm)

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

 

David Birds

Cathy Edwards-Davis

Erla Ronan

Simon Watts

Deborah Lennis

Jan Orton

Adam Vine

Brooke Martin

Harjeet Atwal

Ian Naylor

Katherine Paixao

Group Manager Civic and Executive Support, Integration,

Customer Service and Business Excellence

Group Manager Strategic Planning

Group Manager Trees, Parks and Sports Fields

Group Manager Community Services and Culture

Social and Cultural Planning Manager,

Aboriginal Programs Supervisor

Group Manager Environment and Sustainability

Executive Manager, Enterprise Risk

Group Manager Properties, Major Building Projects and Facilities

Group Manager Development Assessment & Regulatory Services

Manager Civic and Executive Support

Business Paper Coordinator

 

 

APOLOGIES:                                                    Nil 

 

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS:                    Nil

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES:

 

Motion: (Drury/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on Tuesday, 27 November 2018 be confirmed as a correct record.

 

 

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

Condolence Motion – Marcia Tydeman

 

Councillor Passas advised the meeting of the passing of long term Ashfield resident Marcia Tydeman and requested that Council acknowledge her passing.

 

Motion: (Passas/Byrne)

 

THAT Council send flowers to the funeral of Marcia Tydwman on Thursday 13 December 2018.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Nil

 

Councillor Porteous entered the Meeting at 6:38 pm.

 

C1218(1) Item 49         Mayoral Minute: Reigniting the Case for Trackless Trams

Motion: (Byrne)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Explore opportunities for Professor Peter Newman to include the Parramatta Road Corridor as a case study for his current paper: Delivering Integrated Transit, Land Development and Finance - A Guide and Manual with Application to Trackless Trams, and that this is to include the consideration of the resources required to implement such a scheme;

2.   Approach other councils and key stakeholders along the Parramatta Road Corridor between the City and Strathfield, including Sydney University and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, to support the Trackless Tram project for the Parramatta Road Corridor; and

3.   Convene a forum with key stakeholders with a view to encouraging the State Government to pursue a preliminary feasibility study to examine suitability of applying Trackless Tram technology to the Parramatta Road Corridor and other locations in the metropolitan area, to assist in facilitating its revitalisation.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Cr Porteous

 

C1218(1) Item 50         Mayoral Minute: Rushed WestConnex Stage 3B Contract

Motion: (Byrne)

 

THAT Council write to the NSW Government requesting that it does not enter into any contract for the construction of WestConnex Stage 3B until after next year’s State Election.

 

 

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

 

Deferral of Items to 12 February 2019 Council Meeting

 

Motion: (Byrne/Stamolis)

 

THAT Council defer Items 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 11 and 26 until the Ordinary Council meeting on the 12 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

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

Motion: (Byrne/Macri)

 

THAT Council Suspend Standing Orders to hear from the registered speakers for Items 12, 14, 15, 29, 32, 36, 39 and 46.

 

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 7:02 pm.

Councillor Passas returned to the Meeting at 7:17 pm.

Councillor York left the Meeting at 7:25 pm.

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

Motion: (Byrne/Lockie)

 

THAT Council further Suspend Standing Orders to deal with urgent priority Items 6, 10, 13, 15, 17 and 21.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr York

 

Councillor Passas left the Meeting at 7:36 pm.

Councillor York returned to the Meeting at 7:43 pm.

Councillor Passas returned to the Meeting at 7:44 pm.

Councillor Macri left the Meeting at 7:55 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

C1218(1) Item 6  Live Music Action Plan

Motion: (Byrne/York)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Adopt the Live Music Action Plan;

 

2.    Amend the definition of the Live Music Action Plan to include all live performance;

 

3.    Promote the establishment of the Live Music Planning Liaison Service to all identified live music and potential live music venues and report back in March on uptake of the service;

 

4.    Defer the consideration of the Live Music Grant guidelines pending information about the uptake of the Planning Liaison Service;

 

5.    Refer both the Live Music Action Plan and the Live Music Grants Program to Council's Arts and Culture Strategic Reference Group for advice about their effectiveness;

 

6.    Officers prepare a further report assessing the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry recommendations in reference to their applicability to the Inner West Local Government Area;

 

7.    Officers table at the first March Council meeting the components of the City of Sydney's Late Night DCP (currently on public exhibition) which relate to King Street Precinct  to allow Council to consider how they can be harmonised. This report should also outline how Council's adopted position of initiating exempt or complying development for small scale music and arts uses in King Street and Enmore Road can be progressed;

 

8.    Write to the NSW Government and Opposition seeking a meeting to discuss locating the Live Music Hub, proposed in the Inquiry recommendations, in the Inner West Municipality;

 

9.    Seek to address the need for loading zones for musicians, raised in the Inquiry Recommendations, in Council's revision of the LEP and DCP;

 

10.  Note the Live Music Grant Program seeks to activate more public and commercial spaces in the Inner West for the performance and enjoyment of Live Music;

 

11.  Note the Inner West is home to approximately 60 venues that currently offer live music in some form. There is the opportunity for expansion of live music in the Inner West amongst the existing 100 pubs and clubs, 200 small bars and breweries, 600 cafes and restaurants and 150 art galleries and other spaces; 

 

12.  In order to activate these spaces for live music as well as providing advice and support through the Live Music Planning Liaison Service, should consider establishing a grants/loans system to assist with minor to moderate building works in venues which would  enable them to offer live music; and

 

13.  Receive a further report to the first March Council Meeting outlining how small to medium grants or loans  can be made available to Inner West venue owners/ tenants to undertake building works which will enable live music to be offered at their venue.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Cr Passas

Absent:                        Cr Macri

 

C1218(1) Item 10         Open Inner West 2018/19 Program for Endorsement

Motion: (Lockie/Byrne)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.       Receive and note the report;

 

2.       Council note evaluations have been received for 2017-18 programs;

 

3.       Council note the festival dates for 2018-19; and

 

4.       Council endorse funding the 19 applications as outlined in Attachment 1. Successful Grant Recipients 2018-19, totalling $59,994 for the OIW 2018-19 grants Program.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Macri

 

Councillor Macri returned to the Meeting at 8:05 pm.

 

Urgency Motion - Notice of Motion to Rescind: Yeo Park and Gough Reserve Plan of Management

 

Councillor Drury requested that the meeting consider an Urgency Motion with regards to a Notice of Motion to Rescind: Yeo Park and Gough Reserve Plan of Management

 

Motion: (Drury/Macri)

 

THAT the motion be considered as a matter of urgency.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

 

The Mayor declared this matter was urgent.

 

Motion: (Drury/Macri)

 

THAT Council rescind Council’s resolution of 9 October 2018, C1018(1) Item 3 Yeo Park and Gough Reserve Plan of Management.

 

 

 

 

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

 

C1218(1) Item 13         Yeo Park and Gough Reserve Plan of Management -     Administration Error

Motion: (Drury/Macri)

 

THAT:

 

1.       Council adopt the Yeo Park and Gough Reserve Plan of Management dated September 2018 (Attachment 2);

 

2.       Council, as land manager of Yeo Park (D 500212) Reserve Trust, refers the Plan of Management dated 29 November 2018 as it relates to Yeo Park (Crown Reserve) to the Minister of Primary Industries, Land and Water for consideration for adoption;

 

3.       Council undertake independent cost analysis of the proposed park improvements, notably a future restoration of the historic Yeo Park Bandstand/Rotunda and report these costs back to Council for consideration in the ten year capital works plan;

 

4.       To ensure continued community access and enjoyment of the park as a whole,   Council negotiate a formal license agreement with the NSW Department of Education for community access to the Department of Education land within the park; and

 

5.       The following words be inserted into the history section of the Yeo Park Plan of management:

 

“The area known today as Ashfield and the undulating countryside around Yeo Park was of high significance to the Aboriginal peoples. This area was often used to bring family units together for celebrations and gatherings to connect to country and community by sharing stories and teaching of lore.”

 

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 8:11 pm.

Councillor Passas returned to the Meeting at 8:15 pm.

 

C1218(1) Item 15         Balmain Leagues Club Precinct Development Control Plan   Amendment

Motion: (Byrne/Stamolis)

 

THAT:

 

1.       Council endorse the preparation of amended development control plan provisions for the Balmain Leagues Club Precinct under Leichhardt Development Control Plan 2000 that reflect the recommendations of the urban design and heritage analysis undertaken by Conybeare Morrison (CM+) and the peer review undertaken by SGS Economics & Planning;

 

2.       Once prepared, the amended development control plan be exhibited for a minimum of 28 days in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 in early 2019;

 

3.       Following exhibition, a report on the revised development control plan and any submissions be presented to the Council for consideration;

4.       Council note the information provided by the Administrator of the Balmain   Leagues Club about the proposed Deed of Company Arrangement for the merger         of the Club and seek final confirmation of the outcome of this process prior to         the DCP amendment being reported back to Council for adoption;

5.       Council reaffirm its opposition to the compulsory acquisition of the site by the      NSW Government for construction of the proposed Western Harbour Tunnel; and

6.       Council reiterate its support for the planning proposal developed by Leichhardt    Council in 2015 which reduced the FSR to 1:9:1 and reduced the height to 6-8       storeys as the appropriate intensity of development on this site.

 

Motion Carried

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

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

 

Foreshadowed Motion: (Porteous)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Reiterate its support for the planning proposal developed by Leichhardt Council in 2015 which reduced the FSR to 1:9:1 and reduced the height to 6-8 storeys as the appropriate intensity of development on this site;

 

2.    Notes that the current  3:88:1 development application is an over development of this site and no development of an amendment DCP should proceed unless the FSR is significantly reduced: and

 

3.    Notes further that the current development application presents excessive height with the 12 storey towers; excessive retail development particularly in terms of the 2,888 sqm supermarket which will impact catastrophically on the local retail shopping high streets in Rozelle and Balmain and will generate unacceptable traffic congestion. 

 

This Foreshadowed Motion Lapsed.

 

C1218(1) Item 17         Amendment to Inner West DCP 2016 for 2-6 Cavill Avenue    Ashfield

Motion: (Drury/Macri)

 

THAT Council adopt the site specific amendments for 2-6 Cavill Avenue, Ashfield to the “Inner West Comprehensive Development Control Plan 2016 for Ashbury, Ashfield, Croydon, Croydon Park, Haberfield, Hurlstone Park and Summer Hill” (DCP) as recommended in the report to Council of 24 July 2018 on the Planning Proposal and DCP for the site, and:

 

a)         Carry out the procedures under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 for making the amendment to the Development Control Plan; and

 

b)         Place an advertisement in the local newspaper advising that Council has adopted the amendments to the Development Control Plan, which will come into force in the event and at the time Planning Proposal PP_2017_IWEST_012_00 LEP amendment for 2-6 Cavill Avenue Ashfield is published on the Legislation website.

 

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 8:26 pm.

 

C1218(1) Item 21         Proposed Change to the Boarding House Provisions under State           Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009           to Limit Boarding Houses in the R2 Low Density Residential     zone to a Maximum of 12 Rooms

Motion: (Macri/Kiat)

 

THAT:

 

1.       The report be received and noted; and

 

2.       The Department of Planning and Environment be forwarded a copy of this report as Council’s response to the consultation and be advised that:

 

i.          For the reasons detailed in the report, to ensure that the size and intensity of boarding house developments are compatible with the R2 Low Density Residential zone and to ensure that the design of all new boarding houses is compatible with the scale and character of the surrounding local area, the limit on the capacity of boarding houses on such zoned land should be based on the maximum number of residents rather than the maximum number of boarding rooms.

 

ii.         As detailed in the report the boarding house provisions in the State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009 (ARHSEPP) do not apply to all land zoned R2 Low Density Residential zone under the Standard Instrument. To address the issues identified in the report and to ensure that a limit on the size of boarding houses applies to all land zoned R2 Low Density Residential under the Standard Instrument—Principal Local Environmental Plan regardless as to whether or not that land is within an “accessible area”, Clause 5.4 Controls relating to miscellaneous permissible uses should be amended to include an additional subclause reading as follows:

 

“(11)        Boarding houses on certain zoned land

 

If development for the purposes of a boarding house is permitted under this Plan, the maximum capacity of the boarding house must not exceed 12 lodgers if the boarding house is on land zoned R2 Low Density Residential.”

 

 

iii.        The ARHSEPP provisions relating to boarding houses should be reviewed in a holistic manner rather than in the ad hoc approach proposed to ensure that a genuinely affordable housing product results.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

 

Motion: (Byrne/Passas)

 

THAT Standing Orders be Resumed.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

 

Councillor Raciti returned to the Meeting at 8:41 pm.

 

C1218(1) Item 4            Aboriginal Frontier War Memorial

Motion: (Byrne/Iskandar)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.       Endorse the recommendations from the Aboriginal community to reflect the story of the Aboriginal peoples survival through the erection of a series of monuments;

 

2.       Receive a report from staff detailing how the recommendations can be implemented including scalable budgetary options that could be considered as part of council’s 19/20 budget process;

 

3.       Other prestigious locations in the Marrickville area be considered for the installation of, in consultation with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander working group  and Aboriginal Lands Council through the process; and

 

4.       Receive a further report into the process of creating and installing a monument and other ways in which the Inner West Council can reflect the story of the Aboriginal peoples’ survival.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:           Crs Passas and Raciti

 

Councillor Passas left the Meeting at 8:58 pm.

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

 

 

 

C1218(1) Item 5            Aboriginal Names for Inner West Council Wards

Motion: (Drury/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.         Notes the staff process of Aboriginal community engagement; and

 

2.         Adopts the recommendations of the Aboriginal community in Naming of the Council Wards as follows:

 

                   Ashfield Ward –          Djarrawunang (Magpie)

       Balmain Ward –           Baludarri (Leather Jacket)

       Leichhardt Ward –      Gulgadya (Grass Tree)

       Marrickville Ward –     Midjuburi (Lillypilly)

       Stanmore Ward –        Damun (Port Jackson Fig).

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Cr Passas

 

Foreshadowed Motion (Stamolis)

 

THAT Council to request a further option for the Aboriginal naming of Council wards as there has been no proposal put before Council which has sought to use the original Aboriginal names of the land, nations, peoples or specific Aboriginal persons; for example Eora, Wangal, Gadigal, Birrabirragal.  A proposal which includes these Aboriginal names or names of a similar nature would be valuable in assisting Council to make its decision.  Such a proposal will also ensure that Council has considered those Aboriginal names which were, and still are, used by the first peoples of our area and how we wish these names to remain at the forefront of the community consciousness in the Inner West.   

 

This Foreshadowed Motion Lapsed.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

9.09pm - The Mayor, Clr Byrne adjourned the meeting for a short recess.

9.23pm– The Mayor, Clr Byrne resumed the meeting.

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

Motion: (Byrne/Drury)

 

THAT Council Suspend Standing Orders to deal with Items 12, 14, 15, 29, 32, 36 and 39 which had registered speakers.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                         Crs Porteous and Raciti

 

Councillors Porteous and Raciti re-entered the Meeting at 9:30 pm.

 

 

C1218(1) Item 12         Camperdown Memorial Rest ParkSafe Update on the Outcomes   of Community Engagement

Motion: (Lockie/Steer)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.    Endorse the proposed location for the public toilets within the park as outlined in the report and proceed to deliver these facilities in 2019;

 

2.    In response to the engagement survey outcomes, establishes an alcohol prohibited area in the park as a trial to be completed when the lighting trial ends and a report be made to Council as to its outcome and seek the NSW Police and seek NSW Police assistance in administering this area;

 

3.    Maintain the current alcohol restrictions (9am-9pm) in other areas within the park;

 

4.    Undertake a public education campaign within Camperdown Memorial Rest Park and Fleming Street Playground similar to the program which has been run by the City of Sydney;

 

5.    Note the public request for increased ranger patrols in Camperdown Memorial Rest Park after dark;

 

6.    Subject to future partner funding support or grant funding, the option of a Park Ambassador program be considered should anti-social problems continue to be a concern to park users;

 

7.    Receive a report by March 2019 with recommendations for the holistic management of Fleming Park, canvassing the range of options that have been previously raised by local residents including updating signage, repairs to the fence,  and updated landscaping in addition to the two options canvased in community engagement (community garden and removal of the picnic table)

 

8.    Receive a report by March 2019 with recommendations on how Council can facilitate a program of community run activations and events in Camperdown Rest Memorial park, as addressed in the meeting held at Newtown Neighbourhood Centre earlier this year;

 

9.    Officers provide a report back to Council on the outcome of all Parksafe activities at the conclusion of the lighting trial in 2019; and

 

10.  Review Lennox Street Lighting with the aim of reducing light spillage affecting      residents.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Crs Iskandar and Kiat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amendment (Kiat/Iskandar)

 

THAT point 2 be deleted in regards to the establishment of an alcohol free zone.

 

Motion Lost

For Motion:                 Crs Hesse, Iskandar and Kiat

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

 

Councillor Passas left the Meeting at 09:55 pm.

Councillor Macri left the Meeting at 10:00 pm.

Councillor Macri returned to the Meeting at 10:03 pm.

Councillor Passas returned to the Meeting at 10:06 pm.

 

C1218(1) Item 14         Pathway to Carbon Neutral Council

Motion: (York/Byrne)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.       Endorses the final draft Pathway to a Carbon Neutral Council for inclusion in the Draft Climate and Renewables Strategy;

 

2.       Notes that the University of NSW has reviewed the technical report on which the Pathway to a Carbon Neutral Council is based, and found the report to be thorough, detailed, soundly based and practical;

 

3.       Notes that the capital program for solar and energy efficiency projects will proceed to the detailed design and procurement phase with installation to commence in 2019/20;

 

4.       Commence procurement for a second Power Purchase Agreement for renewable energy;

 

5.       Notes the options for target dates and endorses a 100% carbon neutral and 100%           renewable electricity target date of December 2025;

 

6.       Write to SSROC seeking for them to prioritise the implementation of Stage 2 of     the Street Lighting Improvement Project (SLIP) for main roads;

 

7.       Dedicate the funds held in the Environment Reserve to infrastructure projects       (such as on-site renewable energy) arising from the Carbon Neutral Council           strategy, and real budget savings be returned to the Reserve to fund future          renewable energy projects;

 

8.         Begins investigating the transition to electric vehicles by working with the leaders in the field (such as the Electric Vehicle Council, Australian Renewable Energy Agency, the NRMA and their partners) to establish an e-vehicles plan for Council; and

 

9.         Joins the Charge Together Fleet Program coordinated by the Electric Vehicle Council, which will give Council staff free access to workshops with experts, drive days where they can test drive electric vehicles, and access to a low emissions fleet vehicle portal.

 

 

 

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: (Drury/McKenna OAM)

 

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: (Byrne/McKenna OAM)

 

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

 

C1218(1) Item 43         Organics Processing Tender

Motion: (McKenna OAM/Drury)

 

THAT Council:

 

  1. Acknowledges that a suitable tender for the processing of food and Garden organics was not provided;

 

  1. Accepts Veolia as the preferred service provider for the processing of Garden Organics (GO) including GO from parks operations, Food Organics Only (FOO) for multi-unit dwellings for the current service in the North (Leichhardt) Service Area;

 

  1. Includes in this contract a new Food Organics Only (FOO) service for multi-unit dwellings in the South (Marrickville Service Area) to commence as soon as practicable;

 

  1. Enters negotiations with Veolia as part of the contract to identify suitable solutions to:

 

 

a)       process the Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) stream for             single unit dwellings across the Inner West as FOGO (not AWT                        processing); and

b)       provide a FOO service to multi-unit dwellings in the West (Ashfield)                Service Area as soon as practicable.

 

  1.        Consider Impacts on the Domestic Waste Charge during the 2019/2020          budget process;

6.           Approach the State and Federal Governments, including the NSW EPA,         ARENA and relevant Ministers about the urgent need for investment in the    food recycling plants and transfer stations in the Sydney Metropolitan Area; and

7.           Investigate the potential to establish a food recycling transfer station or         procession plant in the Inner West Municipality. This should include    seeking State and Federal Government Investment and an initial   assessment of the commercial viability of such facilities.

 

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

 

C1218(1) Item 44         Council Approval of the Licence of Leichhardt Oval No.1 to Sydney Football Club Pty Ltd

Motion: (McKenna OAM/Drury)

 

THAT:

 

1.       Inner West Council as the Land Manager of Leichhardt Park (D500207) Reserve     Trust:

 

a)    Resolves to grant a one year Temporary Licence (Licence) of Leichhardt Park Oval to Sydney Football Club Pty Ltd (Sydney FC) for football matches and training; and

 

b)   Authorises the General Manager (or Delegate) to negotiate terms and execute the Licence on Council’s behalf.

 

2.       Council work with the Leichhardt chamber of commerce to convene a meeting of local business in Leichhardt and Lilyfield to plan for joint promotion on the day       of the games

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C1218(1) Item 45         120C Old Canterbury Road, Summer Hill - VPA

Motion: (McKenna OAM/Drury)

 

THAT the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 120C Old Canterbury Road, Summer Hill be:

 

1.   Endorsed in principle, subject to The Yard 120C Pty Ltd (the proponent):

 

a)   Construct a park of approximately 300m2 located within the Land and to provide rights of way for public access through the park to the Greenway corridor and the Lewisham Light Rail station from Old Canterbury Road and McGill Street;

 

b)   Provide 2 studio units which will be allocated to Affordable Housing units. The ownership of the units will be transferred to Inner West Council at the completion of the project;

c)   Community Office Space located within retail Ground Floor – 5 Year Rental Agreement $1 Peppercorn rent per year – 35sqm office area; and

 

d)   Provide Council a payment of $1,045,000 million to be used for public works in the community and surrounding area (Inner West Council will provide a summary of how this payment will be allocated at later date)  

 

2.   Placed on public exhibition for a minimum of 28 days; and

 

3.   Reported back to Council after public exhibition.

 

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

 

C1218(1) Item 46         Land & Property Strategy Initiatives

Motion: (McKenna OAM/Drury)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Defer the proposal for Chester Street Carpark Petersham until the February 2019 Council Meeting;

 

2.   Undertake an Expression of Interest process and award the lease for the property known as Balmain Pump House;

 

3.   Undertake an Expression of Interest process and award the lease for the property known as New Marrickville Library Development – Commercial Tenancy;

 

4.   Undertake an Expression of Interest process and award the lease of the property known as New Marrickville Library Development – Café;

 

5.   Undertake an expression of Interest process for the Marrickville Town Hall Reuse and report to Council on the outcomes of the Expression of Interest;

 

6.          Prioritise the establishment of a premises for a reuse centre.

 

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

 

Extension of Time

 

Motion: (Drury/Lockie)

 

THAT Council extend the meeting for 15 Minutes.

 

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 York retired from the Meeting at 11:11 pm.

 

Extension of Time

 

Motion: (Drury/Da Cruz)

 

THAT the meeting be extended until 11.45pm.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr York

 

Councillor Passas retired from the Meeting at 11:27 pm.

 

 

C1218(1) Item 47         Appointment of External Member to Audit, Risk and     Improvement Committee (ARIC)

Motion: (McKenna OAM/Drury)

 

THAT:

 

1.      Council resolve to invite councillors to attend ARIC meetings, following advanced registration, as observers; and

 

2.      Request the chair of ARIC to brief councillors on a yearly basis to report to councillors on the work of the committee.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and York

 

 

 

 

 

C1218(1) Item 48         Buruwan Park Annandale Compulsory Acquisition Under S175     Of The Roads Act Or Offer To Purchase The Lease Interest

 

Councillor Byrne requested that the meeting consider an Urgency Motion with regards to Buruwan Park Annandale Compulsory Acquisition Under S175 Of The Roads Act Or Offer To Purchase The Lease Interest.

 

Motion: (Byrne/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT the motion be considered as a matter of urgency.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                                  Crs Passas and York

 

The Mayor declared this matter was urgent.

 

Motion: (McKenna OAM/Drury)

 

THAT:

 

1.       The General Manager (or delegate) negotiate the terms and executes documents

          with TfNSW in relation to Council relinquishing its lease for property identified as          Buruwan Park Annandale, Lot 31 / DP1055559; and

 

2.       The compensation funds be allocated to the maintenance or upgrade of Whites     Creek Park.

 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and York

 

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

Motion: (Drury/Hesse)

 

THAT Council further Suspend Standing Orders to deal with Item 24.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C1218(1) Item 24         Post Exhibition Report - Glebe Island Silos VPA

Motion: (Drury/Stamolis)

 

THAT Council enter into the Voluntary Planning Agreement for Glebe Island Silos

provided ATTACHMENT 1.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and York

 

Amendment (Porteous/Hesse)

 

THAT Council notes that this Development Application has been approved, however that Council opposes the use of heritage buildings as billboards.

 

The Mayor ruled this amendment out of order as it would require the lodgement of a rescission motion with due notice for this amendment to be considered.

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

Motion: (McKenna OAM/Drury)

 

THAT Council further Suspend Standing Orders to deal with Item 29.

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and York

 

C1218(1) Item 29         Inner West Council Land and Property Policy and Strategy

Motion: (Drury/Lockie)

 

THAT:

 

1.       The draft Land & Property Policy and Strategy be placed on public exhibition for a minimum period of 28 days;

 

2.       The results of the public exhibition and community engagement process be presented to Council recommending further action;

 

3.       Council note the outcomes of the Building audit will be incorporated into the 2019 Asset Management Plan;

 

4.       Council note the draft implementation plans;

 

5.         Council invite all of its existing tenants to make a submission during the exhibition period, with notification to include clear explanation of the proposed benchmarks in relation to cost neutrality; and

 

6.         Council receive a further report addressing the likely impact of achieving the proposed 'Cost Neutrality' benchmarks on existing our tenants (or similar types of tenants) and our ability to deliver community focused benefits. 

 

Motion Carried

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

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Passas and York

 

Amendment (Da Cruz/Steer)

 

THAT Council amend point 1 to:


1.       The draft Land & Property Policy and Strategy be amended to incorporate the        following into the Benchmarking:


                     i.      Social Benefits - provision of community land (open space and                                  community building) within 400m of every dwelling;
                    ii.      Contribution to active transport links for walking, cycling and access                       to public transport;
                   iii.      Shortfalls in accommodation needs of current sporting groups,                                 cultural groups, community groups, social enterprises, waste                                    management etc;
                   iv.      Heritage value of building and land; and
                   v.      Property as component of council's investment strategy.

                   b) Placed on public exhibition for a minimum period of 56 days with a                          public briefing and enabling comprehensive submissions.

 

Motion Lost

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

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

Absent:                        Crs Passas and York

 

 

Meeting closed at 11.46pm

 

The following Items will be considered at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 12 February 2018; Items 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41 and 42.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Speakers:

 

 

Item #

 

Speaker             

Suburb

Item 12:

Nathan Smith            

John Cruthers

Lindsey Chandler

Philip Swynny

Newtown

Newtown

Newtown

Newtown

Item 14:

Behyad Jafari

Sydney

Item 15:

Brian Hood

Kate Bartlett

Joe Ingui

Sydney

Sydney

Rozelle

Item 29:

Naomi Brennan

Marrickville

Item 32

Peter Meldrum

Marrickville

Item 36:

Philip McCrea

Haberfield

Item 39:

Corey Mendonca

Marrickville

Item 46:

Mish Pony

David Haynes

Summer Hill

Stanmore