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Ordinary Council Meeting

28 May 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Francis Greenway Centre

170 George Street

Liverpool


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You are hereby notified that an Ordinary Council Meeting of Liverpool City Council will be held at the Francis Greenway Centre, 170 George Street, Liverpool on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 commencing at 6.00pm. Doors to the Francis Greenway Centre will open at 5.45pm.

 

Liverpool City Council Meetings are taped for the purposes of minute taking and record keeping.  If you have any enquiries please contact Council and Executive Services on 9821 9237.

 

 

 

Rob Noble

ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

 


 

 

 


Order of Business

 

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Opening

Prayer

Apologies 

Condolences

Confirmation of Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting held on 30 April 2014..................................................................... 5

Extraordinary Council Meeting held on 07 May 2014............................................................ 66

Declarations of Interest

Public Forum

Mayoral Report

NIL

Notices of Motion Of Rescission

NIL

Notices of Motion

NOM 01          Establishing an additional Sister City.............................................................. 76......... 1

NOM 02          Changes to Racial Discrimination Act (18C).................................................. 80......... 2

NOM 03          Fire Safety Certifications / Inspections........................................................... 83......... 3

Motions of Urgency

NIL

Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel Report

IHAP 01          DA 1112/2013 - Alterations and fitout of Shop 7 at 42-48 Epsom Road, Chipping Norton                                                                                                                         84......... 4

IHAP 02          DA 712/2013 - Demolition and construction of a residential flat building of 58 residential units at 36-40 Speed St, Liverpool.................................................................. 88......... 5

IHAP 03          DA-977/2013 Expansion of restaurant and outdoor dining at Shop 13, 172 Green Valley Way, Green Valley.......................................................................................... 97......... 6

Chief Executive Officer Report

CEO 01          Key Site Master Planning Committee Charter............................................. 112......... 7

CEO 02          March 2014 Performance Report................................................................ 122......... 8

Executive Director Report

ED 01             Establishment of Liverpool Airport Coordination Group and Liverpool Airport Taskforce                                                                                                                        124......... 9

Strategy and Executive Report

NIL

Business Excellence Report

GMBE 01       March 2014 Budget Review......................................................................... 139....... 10

GMBE 02       2008/2009 Refinancing Existing Loan.......................................................... 173....... 11

GMBE 03       Statutory Investment Report April 2014....................................................... 175....... 12

City Presentation Report

NIL

Community and Culture  Report

GMCC 01       Expression of Interest EOI2333 Management of Leisure Centre - Carnes Hill 186    13

GMCC 02       Liverpool City Council Sporting Grants Program 2013/2014....................... 188....... 14

GMCC 03       Adoption of the Customer Service and Communication Policy................... 192....... 15

Economy and Engagement Report

GMEE 01       Midnight Basketball Program........................................................................ 212....... 16

GMEE 02       Donations Policy........................................................................................... 215....... 17

GMEE 03       Donations, Grants and Sponsorship............................................................. 233....... 18

Governance Report

GMGO 01      Draft Conservation Management Plan for the Soldiers' Memorial School of Arts building, 306 Macquarie Street, Liverpool................................................................... 244....... 19

GMGO 02      Budget Request for Consultancy Services re Fire Certification Work......... 252....... 20

Infrastructure and Environment Report

GMIE 01         Warren Serviceway Car Park Fees and Charges........................................ 254....... 21

GMIE 02         WT2332 - Landscaping on Bernera Road, Prestons between Camden Valley Way and Kurrajong Road............................................................................................. 256....... 22

Planning and Growth Report

GMPG 01       Post Exhibition Report of draft Amendment No 43 to LLEP 2008- Clause 4.2B      259 23

GMPG 02       DA-834/2008 - S96 Modification at 65-69 Castlereagh Street, Liverpool.... 280....... 24

GMPG 03       Post Exhibition LLEP Amendment No. 36 - Cemeteries & Crematoria and draft DCP controls. ........................................................................................................ 326....... 25

GMPG 04       DA-903/2012 - S96 Modification to residential flat building. Lot 102 - DP 1102856, 3 George Street, Warwick Farm..................................................................... 349....... 26

GMPG 05       Voluntary Planning Agreement between Liverpool City Council and Hydrox Nominees Pty Ltd........................................................................................................... 363....... 27

 

Committee Reports

CTTE 01         Minutes of the Aboriginal Consultative Committee
Meeting held on 3 April 2014 ....................................................................... 393....... 28

CTTE 02         Minutes of the Liverpool Access Committee 10 April 2014......................... 399....... 29

CTTE 03         Minutes of Liverpool Youth Council meeting held on 1 April 2014............... 404....... 30

CTTE 04         No Intermodal Committee Meeting Minutes of 6 May 2014........................ 409....... 31

CTTE 05         Minutes of Tourism and Events Committee meeting held 7 May 2014....... 418....... 32

CTTE 06         Minutes of Economic Development Committee meeting held 7 May 2014 447....... 33

CTTE 07         Minutes of Building Our New City Committee meeting held 7 May 2014... 456....... 34

CTTE 08         Minutes of the Budget and Finance Committee........................................... 463....... 35

Correspondence Reports

CORR 01       Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence Report......................................... 467....... 36

Questions with Notice

QWN 01         Question with Notice - Clr Shelton................................................................ 469....... 37

QWN 02         Question with Notice - Clr Stanley................................................................ 471....... 38

QWN 03         Question with Notice - Clr Harle................................................................... 472....... 39  

Questions Taken on Notice

Presentations by Councillors

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MINUTES OF THE Ordinary Meeting

HELD ON 30 April 2014

 

 

PRESENT:

Mayor Ned Mannoun

Councillor Balloot

Councillor Hadchiti

Councillor Hadid

Councillor Harle

Councillor Karnib

Councillor Ristevski

Councillor Shelton

Councillor Stanley

Councillor Waller

Mr Rob Noble, Acting Chief Executive Officer

Ms Julie Hately, Executive Director

Ms Toni Averay, Acting Executive Director

Ms Billie Sankovic, Group Manager Strategy and Executive

Mr Gino Belsito, Group Manager City Presentation

Ms Nadia Napoletano, Group Manager Governance

Mr Michael Cullen, Group Manager Economy and Engagement

Mr Raj Autar, Group Manager Infrastructure and Environment

Ms Carole Todd, Acting Group Manager Planning and Growth

 

The meeting commenced at 6.04pm.

 

 

OPENING                              6.04pm

PRAYER                               The prayer of the Council was read by Pastor Henry Jacotine from Inspire Church.

APOLOGIES                         Councillor Mamone

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun           Seconded: Clr Hadid

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

Minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 and confirmed on Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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Chairperson

 

 
 


CONDOLENCES

 

Clr Harle read the condolences at the Council meeting for the passing of Nathan Berry on 3 April 2014.

 

On April the third, Nathan Berry at the very young age of 23 passed away from complications of Norse Syndrome.

 

Nathans Family has always lived in the Liverpool area. His father Kevin is a long-time trainer at Warwick Farm while his Mother Julie also works in the racing industry. Leading Jockey Nathan and his twin Brother Tommy Berry, also a leading Jockey, attended Chipping Norton Public School and later Moorebank High. The twins and their sister Belinda also played for the Chipping Norton Soccer Club.

 

He married his wife Whitney, daughter of fellow jockey Glyn Schofield, on February 2. Nathan had only been married for two months and sadness is not a sufficient word to describe this tragedy, he had travelled to Singapore to ride there for 4 months but collapsed during track work.  

 

The biggest win of his career was on Unencumbered in the Magic Millions Classic at the Gold Coast. Nathan rode 351 winners in his short career, an outstanding achievement. This was a young man that had the world at his feet. He won the Magic Millions in January and rose to the top of the ranks so quickly that he was offered a contract to ride in Singapore.

 

The 23 year old was farewelled at Rosehill Racecourse by his family and thousands others, wearing his favourite colour blue. His death has struck at the heart of the racing industry which is mourning the loss of someone whose broad smile and positive outlook won over many friends and admirers.

 

We have lost a good ambassador for not only the racing industry but the Liverpool area as a whole.

                                               

Motion                              Moved: Clr Harle                       Seconded: Clr Waller

 

That Council express its deepest condolences for the recent passing of Nathan Berry and a letter of Condolence be sent to his family.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Hadid                      Seconded: Clr Balloot

That the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 26 March 2014 be confirmed as a true record of that meeting.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

Declarations of Interest

Clr Hadchiti declared a non pecuniary, less than significant interest in the following Item:

Item IHAP 07:        Construction of a nine storey mixed-use development comprising forty-six residential units and three retail tenancies; and basement car parking at 74-76 Castlereagh Street, Liverpool

Reason:                 He used the services of the applicant (architect) as part of a syndicate in approximately 2007. No contact has been made in relation to this application.     

Clr Hadchiti will not leave the Chambers for the duration of this Item.

 

The Acting Chief Executive Officer Rob Noble declared a non pecuniary, less than significant interest in the following Item:

Item GMCC 03:     Public Library Funding Campaign

Reason:                 He was an unpaid consultant on that project until 27 March 2014.

The Acting Chief Executive Officer will leave the Chambers for the duration of this Item.

 

 

Public Forum

(Presentation – Items not on agenda)             

1.    Ms Leann Dobbin addressed Council in relation to the PCYC Liverpool Time 4 Kids fundraiser.

 

(Representation – Items on agenda)                 Nil


 

 

Mayoral Minute

 

SUBJECT: PCYC Doing Time for Kids

 

Council is well aware of the great work the PCYC do in our community. PCYC programs work to divert youth from a potential life involving crime and possibly gaol. The Liverpool PCYC based at Miller provides an invaluable service to the local youth community and supports other services delivered by Council and other organisations in the area.

 

Recently I participated in the Doing Time for Kids fundraising project where I set the Mayor’s fundraising bale at $20,000 for the Liverpool PCYC. I am pleased to report to Council that local businesses including the Liverpool Catholic Club and Investa Group contributed to the $12,500 we succeeded in raising on the day. I thank the numerous donors for their generosity. I now turn to the Council to support the cause and contribute to the PCYC Doing Time for Kids fundraising target by donating $7,500 for a worthy local cause.

 

Motion                              Moved: Mayor Mannoun

 

That Council:

 

1.    Acknowledges the service to the community by the Liverpool PCYC at Miller.

 

2.    Congratulates the PCYC on their successful Doing Time for Kids fundraising initiative.

 

3.    Thanks the generous sponsors including  Liverpool Catholic Club and Investa Group.

 

4.    Donates $7,500 to the Liverpool PCYC Doing Time for Kids 2014. Funds will be allocated from the Councillor Reserve.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 


 

Mayoral Minute

 

SUBJECT: Local Government Management Excellence Awards

 

 On Thursday 10 April, Council was represented at the Local Government Management Excellence Awards conducted by the peak organisation representing local government professionals in NSW. Council was a finalist for two of our programs:

 

·         Council’s children’s services team for their efforts in delivering improved services and increasing the performance and productivity of our centres.

 

·         Council’s Corporate Strategy Team for the engagement project to ascertain community attitudes towards a second airport at Badgerys Creek. 

I am excited to inform Council that our Children’s Services Team is the recipient of The Local Government Excellence Award for "Leadership Excellence in Community Services". It is inspiring to see the hard work of our staff recognised with such a prestigious award. This is testament to the hard work that has been put in by all teams the Children’s Services area. They have set a benchmark for the delivery of quality early education and care services which was recognised by their local government peers. Each day staff work to deliver the visions and the philosophy of each of the centres and for the unit as a whole to ensure that the children and families who walk through our doors each year get the best start in education and care.

 

There are many examples of outstanding work being undertaken throughout council and it is a pleasure to recognise the two teams with Mayoral Minute.

 

Motion                              Moved: Mayor Mannoun

 

That:

 

1.    Council congratulates the Children’s Services Team led by Group Manager Community and Culture, Kiersten Fishburn on receiving the Local Government Excellence Award for "Leadership Excellence in Community Services". 

 

2.    The Mayor writes to all staff involved with the award congratulating them for their success and ongoing efforts.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 


 

Mayoral Minute

 

SUBJECT: Sydney's Second Airport Announcement

 

 On Tuesday 15 April the Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced the site for Sydney’s second international airport will be on Commonwealth land at Badgerys Creek. The announcement ends over three decades of uncertainty for the area of Badgerys Creek, Liverpool and Western Sydney. The following day the Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss, Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs, Minister for Human Services Senator Marise Payne and the State Minister Assisting the Premier on Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres were joined by many of their federal and state colleagues from Western Sydney and in particular our local members Melanie Gibbons the member for Menai and Craig Kelly the member for Hughes to announce a package of $3.5 billion over 10 years in major infrastructure upgrades associated with the airport. I would like to acknowledge the staff of Council involved in pulling together the logistics for the Prime Minister’s visit with only a few hours notice. It certainly demonstrated that Liverpool Council is a highly professional and responsive organisation. 

 

The other key announcement by the NSW government was the proposed preservation of a rail corridor from the new South West rail line connecting Leppington to Badgerys Creek with further expansion north and south from Badgerys Creek opening up new employment and residential development opportunities. Given the good record of delivering infrastructure by the current NSW government, I am confident we could see rail expansion based on demand in the not too distant future.  The overwhelming majority of that State and Federal investment will fall within the Liverpool local government area offering a huge windfall and opportunity to our community and the regional city of South Western Sydney. It was a great honour for Liverpool Council to host this historic announcement in our facilities and no coincidence that our Council is seen as the critical local partner in this nation building project. 

 

Council will recall a Mayoral Minute adopted on 25th of September last year (attached) that proposed Council conduct a comprehensive conversation with our communities about the potential airport in Liverpool. It was determined to revisit the airport issue after Council sensed a change in attitude amongst the community. The subsequent consultation project was so thorough and independent that several Councils have used our model themselves and the project was a finalist in the recent local government awards. 

 

The subsequent report was tabled to Council on December 18 and a recommendation conditionally supporting an airport at Badgerys Creek was adopted (attached). The key findings of the consultation report were that 60% of those surveyed supported a second airport and nearly 55% supported Badgerys Creek as the location. The most important factors to be considered were local jobs and benefits to the local economy. However we also must acknowledge the community concerns around the environmental, traffic and potential aircraft noise issues and work to address these.  The community also told us they wanted appropriate infrastructure such as rail links and improved roads. Importantly the majority of the people surveyed said they wanted Liverpool Council to play an active role and have a ‘seat at the table’ to advocate on their behalf around the development of a second airport.

 

Liverpool Council is now on the cusp of the greatest opportunity the region has ever been presented. The airport and promised 60,000 jobs and billions of dollars in investment will be a game changer for Liverpool and the region we lead. Council is well positioned to meet the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the city and region.

Motion                              Moved: Mayor Mannoun

 

That Council:

 

1.    Welcomes the announcement that Liverpool will be the site for Sydney’s second international airport.

 

2.    Congratulates the Commonwealth and State governments on their early commitment to billions of dollars in infrastructure development.

 

3.    Requests the Acting Chief Executive Officer to prepare a report to Council’s May meeting outlining the resources and structure needed to meet the airport opportunity.  Such report should consider but not be limited to:

 

·         Establishment of a Liverpool Airport Coordination Unit within Council’s structure and resources required.

 

·         Noting the importance of close integration between local, state and federal government planning authorities investigate offering accommodation to the federal government for initial airport planning authority staff.

 

·         Establishment of a committee of Council called the 'Liverpool Airport Taskforce' to meet monthly and work through the local government issues relating to the airport over coming years.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

Division called:

 

Vote for:          

                          Mayor Mannoun

                          Clr Balloot

                          Clr Hadchiti

                          Clr Hadid

                          Clr Ristevski

 

Vote against:  

                          Clr Harle

                          Clr Karnib

                          Clr Shelton

                          Clr Stanley

                          Clr Waller

 

The motion was passed on the Mayor’s Casting Vote.


Notices of Motion

ITEM NO:      NOM 01

FILE NO:        083475.2014

SUBJECT:     Communication with Councillors

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Review current procedures and policies to ensure that information is shared equally with all Councillors at all times.

 

2.   All invitations addressed to the Mayor and Councillors are provided to all Councillors within 3 business days of receipt by Council.

 

3.   Media Releases made by Council and the Mayor are provided to all Councillors at the same time they are provided to the media.

 

4.   Any mail received by Council on behalf of Councillors is sent to Councillors' mailing address no more than 3 business days after receipt, (unless a Council meeting falls within this time and it can be delivered at a Council Meeting).

 

5.   A report addressing these issues be provided at the Council Meeting 25th June 2014.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Balloot                              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council receives and notes the response provided in the Business Paper from the Acting Chief Executive Officer.

 

 

Foreshadowed Motion   Moved: Clr Stanley                             Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion (moved by Clr Balloot) was declared CARRIED.


ITEM NO:      NOM 02

FILE NO:        087904.2014

SUBJECT:     Sale or Purchase of Council's Property Portfolio

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Provides global figures in its Annual Financial Statements relating to the acquisition and/or disposal of real property as follows:

 

a)   Proceeds from disposal – funds transferred into the Property Development Reserve;

b)   Proceeds from disposal – funds transferred into a Section 94 Contribution Fund;

c)   Land acquired for drainage purposes; and

d)   Land acquired for open space purposes;

 

2.   Where appropriate, gives consideration to publicly disclosing the acquisition and or disposal value of real property assets with a value in excess of $2,500,000 within the following financial year.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Balloot                              Seconded: Clr Ristevski

 

That Council receives and notes the response provided in the Business Paper from the Acting Chief Executive Officer.

 

 

Foreshadowed Motion   Moved: Clr Stanley                             Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion (moved by Clr Balloot) was declared CARRIED.

 

Clr Stanley and Waller asked that they be recorded as voting against the motion(moved by Clr Balloot).

 

 
Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel Report

ITEM NO:      IHAP 01

FILE NO:        072058.2014

SUBJECT:     Construction of a four storey commercial building as an educational establishment, installation of signage at 28 Memorial Avenue, Liverpool

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Approve Development Application No. DA-1022/2013 as a Deferred Commencement Consent subject to the recommended conditions attached to the Council officer’s IHAP Report and as modified by IHAP as follows:

 

·    Deferred commencement condition 1(c) be amended to read “The stairwell to the laneway (Norfolk Serviceway) should incorporate a vertical strip of glazing or metal screen that would comply with BCA requirements for fire stairs.”

 

·    Condition 86 be amended by deleting “8:30am to 6:30pm” and inserting “8am to 9pm” and adding at the end of the sentence “and on Saturday’s 9am to 4pm”.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Hadchiti                            Seconded: Clr Ristevski

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.


ITEM NO:      IHAP 02

FILE NO:        072391.2014

SUBJECT:     Demolition of two dwellings,multi-dwelling housing development, community title subdivision at 13 & 15 Continua Court, Wattle Grove

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Approves Development Application No. DA-548/2013 for the demolition of two residential dwellings, the construction of five two storey multi-dwelling townhouses and Community Title subdivision at No.13 and 15 Continua Court, Wattle Grove (Lots 34 and 35, DP 808387), subject to the recommended conditions of consent as contained within attachment 3.

 

2.   Notifies the persons who made a submission with regard to the proposed development in writing of Council’s decision.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Hadid                                Seconded: Clr Ristevski

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.


ITEM NO:      IHAP 03

FILE NO:        073057.2014

SUBJECT:     Alterations and additions to the existing dwelling, a carport and two lot Torrens title subdivision at 29 Templeton Crescent, Moorebank

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Approves DA-1314/2013 for the alterations and additions to the existing dwelling and the construction of a carport and two lot Torrens title subdivision at 29 Templeton Crescent, Moorebank (Lot 78 DP 224165).

 

2. The persons who made a submission with regard to the proposed development be notified in writing of Council’s decision.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Shelton                             Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.


ITEM NO:      IHAP 04

FILE NO:        075813.2014

SUBJECT:     Torrens title subdivision at 31 Dale Avenue, Liverpool (Cnr Dale Avenue and St Pauls Crescent)

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve Development  Application DA-1111/2013, subject to the recommended conditions attached to the Council officer’s IHAP Report and as modified by IHAP and the Council officer as follows:

 

 

12.     The final plan of subdivision must be supported by an 88B instrument to the approval of Council.  The 88B instrument shall properly reflect the requirements of the conditions of development consent, the plans forming part of the consent, and Councils standards, codes and policies. The 88B instrument shall include the following provisions:

 

                             Any dwelling to be granted consent on Lot 1 must incorporate the following                       design measures:

 

·    With the exception of a garage used for parking a vehicle, the rear building line of any dwelling erected on the site shall be provided at a distance of no greater than 9.5 metres from the front boundary.

 

·    Any dwelling erected on the site shall be provided at a distance of no greater than 0.9 metres from the north-western boundary.

 

·    Any dwelling erected on the site shall be provided with a 3 metre wide splay at the south-western corner of the building, to address the streetscape.

 

Part 2 of the 88B instrument shall contain a provision that any easements, right of ways or covenants shall not be extinguished or altered without the written consent of Council.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Harle                                 Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.


ITEM NO:      IHAP 05

FILE NO:        077982.2014

SUBJECT:     Two lot Torrens title subdivision of proposed Lot 4003 created in DA-1964/2012 at 1962 Camden Valley Way, Edmondson Park

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve Development Application DA-1457/2013 for a two lot Torrens title subdivision of proposed Lot 4003 approved in DA-1964/2012, subject to the recommended conditions attached to the Council officer’s IHAP report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Waller                               Seconded: Clr Karnib

                       

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.


ITEM NO:      IHAP 06

FILE NO:        084713.2014

SUBJECT:     Demolition, construction of three dwellings and Torrens title subdivision at 46-48 Verbena Avenue, Liverpool

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

Approves Development Application DA-1107/2013 proposing the demolition of existing structures, the construction of three detached dwellings, and the creation of a Torrens title subdivision of three lots, at 46-48 Verbena Avenue, Casula, subject to the conditions of consent attached to the planning officer’s report.

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Harle                                 Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

Vote for:          

                          Mayor Mannoun

                          Clr Balloot

                          Clr Hadchiti

                          Clr Hadid

                          Clr Harle

                          Clr Ristevski

                          Clr Shelton

 

Vote against:  

                          Clr Karnib

                          Clr Stanley

                          Clr Waller


ITEM NO:      IHAP 07

FILE NO:        090040.2014

SUBJECT:     Construction of a nine storey mixed-use development comprising forty-six residential units and three retail tenancies; and basement car parking at 74-76 Castlereagh Street, Liverpool

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Approve Development Application No. DA-1087/2013 subject to the recommended conditions attached to the Council officer’s IHAP Report and modified as follows:

 

·    Draft Condition 1(b) to be amended to include the Arborist Report as a document forming the Development Consent and requiring to be complied with.

 

·    Draft Condition 2(b) to be deleted as it currently stipulates: The large English Oak tree located near the south-east corner of the site and which is outside the construction zone shall be retained and incorporated into the amended Landscape Plan.

 

·    Draft Condition 64 to be amended as follows: All existing trees, including the English Oak located near the south-east corner of the site which are not approved for removal shall be protected from damage during site works. This protection shall consist of 1800mm high protective fencing, securely installed beneath the outer canopy of any tree to be retained. Trees may be fenced off in clusters where it is not practical to fence off individual trees. There shall be no storing materials, washing machinery or changes to existing soil levels within the fenced areas.

 

2.       Notify the persons who made a submission with regard to the proposed development of its decision.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Hadchiti                            Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 
Business Excellence Report

ITEM NO:      GMBE 01

FILE NO:        068386.2014

SUBJECT:     Statutory Investment Report March 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes this report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Shelton                             Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 
Community and Culture  Report

ITEM NO:      GMCC 01

FILE NO:        068116.2014

SUBJECT:     Use of Recreation and Open Space by For Profit Businesses and Schools

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Places the new fees and charges for the use of recreation and open space by for-profit businesses, circuses/events and school use on public exhibition.

 

2.       Identifies the Bulldogs Land as the venue at which all external requests for circuses and festivals involving rides are accommodated.

 

3.       Includes the following Fees and Charges in the Draft 2014/2015 Statement of Revenue policy:

 

·        Land Hire fee Per Day

 

·        Utilities  - Electricity and Water Actual Metered Costs

 

·        Major Events Field Damage Bond

 

·        Major Events Commercial & Community Cleaning Bond  

 

·        Other applicable charges applied from other Council Sections

 

4.       Identifies and installs utilities infrastructure to ensure major events can connect to utilities (electricity, water, sewer) in a safe way in terms of public safety and public health.

 

5.       Identifies and installs utilities meters to assist with utilities cost recovery.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Mayor Mannoun                    Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

Council does not support charging schools user fee charges for use of parks and open space.  Council refuses the recommendation and maintains the current fees and charges as is.

 

 

 

 

 

Foreshadowed Motion   Moved: Clr Stanley                             Seconded: Clr Karnib

                                          

That Council:

 

1.       Place the new fees and charges for the use of recreation and open space by for-profit businesses and circuses/events on public exhibition.

 

2.       Identifies the Bulldogs Land as the venue at which all external requests for circuses and festivals involving rides are accommodated.

 

3.       Includes the following Fees and Charges in the Draft 2014/2015 Statement of Revenue policy:

 

·        Land Hire fee Per Day

 

·        Utilities  - Electricity and Water Actual Metered Costs

 

·        Major Events Field Damage Bond

 

·        Major Events Commercial & Community Cleaning Bond  

 

·        Other applicable charges applied from other Council Sections

 

4.       Identifies and installs utilities infrastructure to ensure major events can connect to utilities (electricity, water, sewer) in a safe way in terms of public safety and public health.

 

5.       Identifies and installs utilities meters to assist with utilities cost recovery.

 

On being put to the meting the motion (moved by Mayor Mannoun) was declared CARRIED.

 

Division called:

 

Vote for:          

                          Mayor Mannoun

                          Clr Balloot

                          Clr Hadchiti

                          Clr Hadid

                          Clr Ristevski

 

Vote against:  

                          Clr Harle

                          Clr Karnib

                          Clr Shelton

                          Clr Stanley

                          Clr Waller

 


ITEM NO:      GMCC 02

FILE NO:        076874.2014

SUBJECT:     Quarterly Report on Compliments and Complaints

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes this report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Waller                               Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.


Clr Harle retired from the meeting at 7.01pm.

 

The Acting Chief Executive Officer left the Chambers at 7.01pm.

ITEM NO:      GMCC 03

FILE NO:        079720.2014

SUBJECT:     Public Library Funding Campaign

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Make representation to the members for Liverpool, Macquarie Fields, Mulgoa and Camden in relation to the need for additional funding from the NSW State Government for the provision of public library services;

 

2.       Send a letter to the Hon. George Souris, Minister for the Arts, calling upon the Government to implement the Reforming Public Library Funding submission of the Library Council of NSW in 2012 for the reform of the funding system for NSW public libraries;

 

3.       Approve the distribution of NSW Public Library Associations campaign information, including petitions in Council libraries, Customer Service Centre, CPAC and information stalls at Council events;

 

4.       Endorse Liverpool Library services to take a lead role in activating the campaign locally.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Waller                               Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

The Acting Chief Executive Officer returned to the meeting at 7.03pm.


ITEM NO:      GMCC 04

FILE NO:        080180.2014

SUBJECT:     Expression of Interest EOI2334 Naming Rights for Carnes Hill Leisure Centre

 

RECOMMENDATION

That Council accept that no submissions were received for the shortlist of applicants for the purpose of naming sponsorship of the proposed Carnes Hills Leisure Centre in Liverpool.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Hadchiti                            Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 
Economy and Engagement Report

ITEM NO:      GMEE 01

FILE NO:        069088.2014

SUBJECT:     Community Donations, Grants and Sponsorship

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Endorses the Financial Contribution Panel's recommendations for the provision of $100 under the Sporting Donations Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant name

Amount

Sunil Kumar

$100

 

 

 

2.       Endorses the Financial Contribution Panel's recommendations for the provision of $100 under the Youth Donations Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant name

Amount

Abigail Widjaja

$100

 

3.       Endorses the Financial Contributions Panel's recommendations for the provision of $20,000 under the Men’s Shed One-off Grants Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant name

Amount

Moorebank Men’s Shed

$20,000

 

4.       Endorses the Financial Contributions Panel's recommendations for the provision of $8,475 under the Corporate Sponsorship Program and $10,800 from the Tourism Reserve as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant name

Amount

Precedent Productions

$2,225 ex GST

Shree Sanatan Dharm Pradtinidhi Sabha of Australia Inc

$6,000 cash

In-kind support $5,400

Total = $11,400

Vedic Festival Inc

$5,000 cash

In-kind support $650

Total =$5,650

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Ristevski                          Seconded: Clr Waller

 

That Council:

 

1.       Endorses the Financial Contribution Panel's recommendations for the provision of $100 under the Sporting Donations Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant name

Amount

Sunil Kumar

$100

 

 

2.       Endorses the Financial Contribution Panel's recommendations for the provision of $100 under the Youth Donations Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant name

Amount

Abigail Widjaja

$100

 

 

3.       Endorses the Financial Contributions Panel's recommendations for the provision of $20,000 under the Men’s Shed One-off Grants Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant name

Amount

Moorebank Men’s Shed

$20,000

 

 

4.       Endorses the Financial Contributions Panel's recommendations for the provision of $8,475 under the Corporate Sponsorship Program and $10,800 from the Tourism Reserve as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant name

Amount

Precedent Productions

$2,225 ex GST

Shree Sanatan Dharm Pradtinidhi Sabha of Australia Inc

$6,000 cash

In-kind support $5,400

Total = $11,400

Vedic Festival Inc

$5,000 cash

In-kind support $650

Total =$5,650

 

5.       In addition to Council’s endorsement of the above Financial Contribution Panel recommendations, Council also resolves that:

 

·         Sanatan Satsang Sabha of NSW Inc application for a Deepawali Festival at Northumberland Street Car Park be granted $2,500 by Council.

 

 

 

·         Pakistan Multicultural Services of Australia Inc for Ramadan Eid Bazar at Whitlam Centre be granted $2,500 by Council.

 

Council’s standard grant conditions to apply and funds be sourced from the Councillor Reserve.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 
Governance Report

ITEM NO:      GMGO 01

FILE NO:        047979.2014

SUBJECT:     Acquisition of Lot 9 DP 1168653 Merlin Street, Middleton Grange for Drainage and Open Space Purposes

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Approves the acquisition of Lot 9 DP 1168653 Merlin Street, Middleton Grange for the price and terms outlined in the confidential attachment;

 

2.       Upon settlement of the acquisition, classifies Lot 9 DP 1168653 Merlin Street, Middleton Grange as Community Land;

 

3.       Keeps confidential the attachment supplied under separate cover containing the acquisition price pursuant to the provisions of Section 10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993 as this information would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business; and

 

4.       Authorises its delegated officer to execute any documents, under Power of Attorney necessary to give effect to this decision.  

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Shelton                             Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.


ITEM NO:      GMGO 02

FILE NO:        062636.2014

SUBJECT:     Proposed closure and transfer of a temporary road, Lot 12 DP 1168716, off Flynn Avenue, Middleton Grange to the original subdivider 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Agrees to the closure of the temporary road located over Lot 12 DP 1168716, off Flynn Avenue, Middleton Grange;

 

2.   Upon closure of the temporary road, transfers Lot 12 DP 1168716, off Flynn Avenue, Middleton Grange, back to the original subdivider being Mr and Mrs Defilippis; and

 

3.   Authorises its delegated officer to execute any documents, under Power of Attorney necessary to give effect to this decision.

 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Waller                               Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.


ITEM NO:      GMGO 03

FILE NO:        065657.2014

SUBJECT:     Review of the Code of Meeting Practice

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Receives and notes this report.

 

2.   Acknowledges the submission received.

 

3.   Proceeds with the proposed amendments as advertised.

 

4.   Notes the minor procedural amendments pursuant to clause 75 of the Code.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Ristevski                          Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That Council receives and notes the report.

 

 

Foreshadowed Motion   Moved: Clr Waller                               Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion (moved by Clr Ristevski) was declared CARRIED.

 

Division called:

 

Vote for:          

                          Mayor Mannoun

                          Clr Balloot

                          Clr Hadchiti

                          Clr Hadid

                          Clr Ristevski

 

Vote against:   Clr Karnib

                          Clr Shelton

                          Clr Stanley

                          Clr Waller

 

 


 

INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENT REPORT

 

 

ITEM NO:

GMIE 01

FILE NO:

074948.2014

SUBJECT:

Contract WT2292 - Public Lighting Works at Bernera and Kurrajong Roads, Prestons

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council defer this Item to the next Council meeting.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Mayor Mannoun                    Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That Council note the Acting Chief Executive Officers recommendation for deferral of this item and agree to defer it to the next Council meeting.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

Note, Clr Harle had retired from the meeting at this stage, so was not in the Chambers when this matter was voted on.

 


 

ITEM NO:

GMIE 02

FILE NO:

079606.2014

SUBJECT:

Tender WT2273 - Construction of Culvert at Creek Crossing, Pacific Palms Circuit, Hoxton Park

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council defer this Item to the next Council meeting.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Mayor Mannoun                    Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That Council note the Acting Chief Executive Officers recommendation for deferral of this Item and agree to defer it to the next council meeting.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

Note, Clr Harle had retired from the meeting at this stage, so was not in the Chambers when this matter was voted on.

 


Planning and Growth Report

 

Clr Balloot left the Chambers at 7:10PM.

 

ITEM NO:      GMPG 01

FILE NO:        057678.2014

SUBJECT:     Amendments to the Liverpool Bush Fire Prone Land Mapping 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Resolves to forward the amended Bush Fire Prone Land Map to the State NSW Rural Fire Service for certification.

 

2.   Upon certification of the new Bushfire Prone Land Map, updates the Section 149 Certificate conditions for the relevant properties.

 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Waller                               Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

Note, Clr Balloot was not in the Chambers when this matter was voted on.

 

Note, Clr Harle had retired from the meeting at this stage, so was not in the Chambers when this matter was voted on.

 

 

 

 


Clr Balloot returned to the Chambers at 7.13pm.

ITEM NO:      GMPG 02

FILE NO:        060624.2014

SUBJECT:     Draft Amendment 15 to the Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Resolves to prepare and publically exhibit an amendment to Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 in accordance with Section 74C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

 

2.       Receives a future report considering the comments received during public exhibition.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Waller                               Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

Note, Clr Harle had retired from the meeting at this stage, so was not in the Chambers when this matter was voted on.

 


ITEM NO:      GMPG 03

FILE NO:        064135.2014

SUBJECT:     Draft Amendment 34 to LEP 2008 - Rezoning of 501 Cowpasture Road Len Waters Estate and adjacent crown road reserve from IN2  to B6

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Proceeds with the making of Draft Amendment No 34 to Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 to rezone Lot 29 DP 1044841 and the adjacent unformed road from IN2 Light Industrial to B6 Enterprise Corridor.

 

2.       Forward the updated Planning Proposal to NSW Planning and Infrastructure and Parliamentary Counsel requesting making of the amendment.

 

3.       Enters into the amended planning agreement between Liverpool City Council and Amarino Pty Ltd and delegates to the Chief Executive Officer the function of signing the agreement.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Waller                Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

Note, Clr Harle had retired from the meeting at this stage, so was not in the Chambers hen this matter was voted on.


Mayor Mannoun left the Chambers at 7.17pm.

 

The Deputy Mayor, Clr Hadid took the Chair.

 

Mayor Mannoun returned to the Chambers at 7.18pm.

 

ITEM NO:      GMPG 04

FILE NO:        064963.2014

SUBJECT:     DCP Amendment 16 - Solar Panel Clause

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Publically exhibit Amendment 16 to Liverpool Developments Control Plan 2008 in accordance with Section 74C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to facilitate the changes outlined in this report.

 

2.       Received a further report following the public exhibition period.

                           

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Stanley                             Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

Foreshadowed Motion   Moved: Clr Hadchiti                            Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That Council receive and note the report.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion (moved by Clr Stanley) was declared LOST.

 

Vote for:          

                          Clr Karnib

                          Clr Shelton

                          Clr Stanley

                          Clr Waller

 

Vote against:  

                          Mayor Mannoun

                          Clr Balloot

                          Clr Hadchiti

                          Clr Hadid

                          Clr Ristevski

 

 

The Foreshadowed Motion (moved by Clr Hadchiti) then became the motion and on being put to the meeting was declared CARRIED.

 

Vote for:          

                          Mayor Mannoun

                          Clr Balloot

                          Clr Hadchiti

                          Clr Hadid

                          Clr Ristevski

 

Vote against:  

                          Clr Karnib

                          Clr Shelton   

                          Clr Stanley

                          Clr Waller

 

 


ITEM NO:      GMPG 05

FILE NO:        075842.2014

SUBJECT:     Changes to the Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel Charter and Procedure

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Adopts the revised Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel Charter and Procedure as attached to this report.

 

2.       Amends the IHAP delegation of 30 October 2013 by including a new Clause (c) as follows to reflect the requirement for all development applications proposing a variation to a development standard of 10% or greater to be decided by Council:

 

 

c)    That all development applications where there has been a variation to a development standard of 10% or greater, be determined by the elected Council        in accordance with Clause 4.6 of Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008.

 

3.       Delegates authority to the CEO to approve and amend the IHAP procedure from time to time, in consultation with the members of the IHAP and the community.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Shelton                             Seconded: Clr Stanley

 

That the report be deferred to allow officers to undertake further consultation with the members of Council’s Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel and Councillors. A revised report will be provided to the June Council meeting.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

Note, Clr Harle had retired from the meeting at this stage, so was not in the Chambers when this matter was voted on.

 
Committee Reports

ITEM NO:      CTTE 01

FILE NO:        047870.2014

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Aboriginal Consultative Committee Meeting held on 5 March 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

1.       The Minutes of the Aboriginal Consultative Committee Meeting held on 5 March 2014     are attached for the information of Council.

 

2.       The Minutes identify a number of actions that require Council staff to undertake, none     of which will have any financial impact on Council.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Mayor Mannoun                    Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.


ITEM NO:      CTTE 02

FILE NO:        034632.2014

SUBJECT:     Warwick Farm Steering Committee Minutes of Meeting from 4 March 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Warwick Farm Steering Committee Meeting held on 4 March 2014.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Mayor Mannoun                    Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.


ITEM NO:      CTTE 03

FILE NO:        058095.2014

SUBJECT:     Minutes of Liverpool Youth Council meeting held on 4 March 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Receives and notes the Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Meeting held on Tuesday 4 March 2014.

 

2.       Supports the recommendation to amend the Liverpool Youth Council Charter to allow a recruitment eligibility list.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Mayor Mannoun                    Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.


ITEM NO:      CTTE 04

FILE NO:        063994.2014

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Liverpool Access Committee 13 March 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Liverpool Access Committee Meeting held on 13 March 2014.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Mayor Mannoun                    Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.


ITEM NO:      CTTE 05

FILE NO:        064514.2014

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Budget and Finance Committee

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Budget and Finance Committee Meeting held on 2 April 2014.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Mayor Mannoun                    Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.


ITEM NO:      CTTE 06

FILE NO:        066452.2014

SUBJECT:     No Intermodal Committee Meeting Minutes of 4 March 2014 and 1 April 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Receives and notes the Minutes of the No Intermodal Committee Meeting held on 4 March 2014.

 

2.       Receives and notes the Minutes of the No Intermodal Committee Meeting held on 1 April 2014.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Mayor Mannoun                    Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.


ITEM NO:      CTTE 07

FILE NO:        072526.2014

SUBJECT:     Street Naming Committee Meeting Minutes - 1 April 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

1.       Notes the Minutes of the Street Naming Committee meeting held on 1 April 2014

2.       Supports the recommendation to not rename Gellibrand Road, Edmondson Park due to the implications it will present.

3.       Erects additional signs for Tepper Park, Killinger Tannery and Charles Throsby Park.

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Mayor Mannoun                    Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.


ITEM NO:      CTTE 08

FILE NO:        072544.2014

SUBJECT:     Heritage Advisory Committee Minutes 1 April 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council notes the Minutes of the Heritage Advisory Committee meeting held on 1 April 2014.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Mayor Mannoun                    Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.


ITEM NO:      CTTE 09

FILE NO:        073647.2014

SUBJECT:     Minutes of Economic Development Committee meeting held 2 April 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Receives and notes the Minutes of the Economic Development Committee Meeting held on 2 April 2014.

 

2.   Notes that the Committee provided in principle support for the location of Bigge Park southern edge as the preferred location for the potential development of an iconic community facility.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Mayor Mannoun                    Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.


ITEM NO:      CTTE 10

FILE NO:        073711.2014

SUBJECT:     Minutes of Tourism and Events Committee meeting held 2 April 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Tourism and Events Committee Meeting held on 2 April 2014.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Mayor Mannoun                    Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.


ITEM NO:      CTTE 11

FILE NO:        073717.2014

SUBJECT:     Local Traffic Committee Minutes of Meeting Held on 19 March 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Receives and notes the Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 19 March 2014.

 

2.       Adopts the following recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee meeting:

 

          Item 1         Australis Avenue, Wattle Grove – Proposed Traffic Calming Devices

 

i. Approves installation of speed cushions on Australis Avenue at the following locations:

·    Southbound - No. 28 Elata Court and No. 2 Banksia Place 

·    Northbound - No. 23 Baileyana Court and No. 2 Ancura Court 

ii. Approves installation of edge lines (1300 metres), 3.2 metres from the centre along both sides of Australis Avenue between Village Way and Wattle Grove Drive.

iii.  Advises stakeholders including the local bus company of Council’s decision.

          Item 2        Bardia Parade, Holsworthy – Proposed Raised Platform Pedestrian Crossing

 

i. Approves installation of a raised platform at the existing pedestrian crossing on Bardia Parade, Holsworthy.

ii.   Advises stakeholders of Council’s decision.

         Item 3         Christiansen Boulevarde, Moorebank – Proposed Traffic Calming Devices

 

i. Does not support the installation of the proposed rubber speed cushions on Christiansen Boulevarde at this stage.

ii.   Monitors traffic conditions along Christiansen Boulevarde.

iii.  Requests the Police to continue its patrol and speed enforcement along the street when resources permit.

iv. Advises all stakeholders of its decision. 

          Item 4         Ernest Avenue, Chipping Norton – Proposed Pedestrian Refuge

 

i. Approves a pedestrian refuge in Ernest Avenue at its intersection with Barry Road.

         Item 5         Village Way, Wattle Grove – Proposed Upgrade to Existing Access Arrangement to the Wattle Grove Shopping Centre 

 

i. Approves extension of the existing median island and associated pavement markings on Village Way in front of the Wattle Grove Shopping Centre as per the attached revised scheme in the minutes, subject to consultation with the Centre Management on the turning path of the longest vehicle servicing the development.

ii.   Advises all stakeholders of Council’s decision.

        Late Item

        Item 6           Macquarie Street, Liverpool – Special Event Night Markets

 

i. Approves the “Liverpool Night Markets” event as a Class 2 special event.

ii.   Submits the required Traffic Management and associated Traffic Control Plans to the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) for concurrence.

iii.  Undertakes temporary road closures on 3 May 2014 and on subsequent events.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Mayor Mannoun                    Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.


ITEM NO:      CTTE 12

FILE NO:        073886.2014

SUBJECT:     Minutes of Liverpool City Centre Revitalisation Committee meeting held 2 April 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Receives and notes the Minutes of the Liverpool City Centre Revitalisation Committee Meeting held on 2 April 2014.

 

2.   Approve funds of up to $10,000 from the Town Improvement Fund engaging a consulting engineer to ensure Council derives value for money from the project specifications for City Centre Revitalisation projects.

 

3.   Approve funds of up to $45,000 for the communications activities planned for the Building Our New City project as recommended by Straight Talk, subject to the availability of funds within the Town Improvement Fund.

 

4.   Notes that the Committee provided in principle support for the location of Bigge Park southern edge as the preferred location for the potential development of an iconic community facility.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Mayor Mannoun                    Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 


 

ITEM NO:

CTTE 13

FILE NO:

079565.2014

SUBJECT:

Master Planning Steering Committee Minutes - 19 March 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Receives and notes the Minutes of the Master Planning Steering Committee Meeting held on 19 March 2014;

 

2.       Adopts the recommendation put forward in the confidential report provided under separate cover; and

 

3.       Keeps confidential the minutes supplied under separate cover containing information pursuant to the provisions of s10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993 as it contains information that would if disclosed confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Stanley                             Seconded: Clr Waller

 

That Council:

 

1.    That a report be submitted to the May Ordinary meeting in relation to establishing a charter for the Master Planning Steering Committee Meeting.

 

2.    That the minutes of the Master Planning Steering Committee Meeting held on 19 March 2014 be submitted to the Extraordinary meeting of Council on 7 May 2014.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.


ITEM NO:      CTTE 14

FILE NO:        081153.2014

SUBJECT:     Liverpool Sports Committee Minutes of Meeting 28 November 2013

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the minutes of the Liverpool City Sports Committee meeting held on 28 November 2013.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Mayor Mannoun                    Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 
Correspondence Reports

ITEM NO:      CORR 01

FILE NO:        076497.2014

SUBJECT:     Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence Report

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Stanley                             Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 
Questions with Notice

 

 

ITEM NO:      QWN 01

FILE NO:        063524.2014

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Stanley

 

Please address the following:

 

Council Buildings:

 

1.   Could I be provided with a list of all commercial properties owned by the Council (please do not included Community Centres, Libraries or parks etc).

 

List of Commercial Premises:

 

·    3 Moore Street, Liverpool

 

·    52 Scott Street, Liverpool

 

·    306 Macquarie Street, Liverpool – School of Arts

 

·    230 Northumberland St Liverpool – Four Shops in Car Park Arcade

 

2.   Is Council the owner of old Liverpool Bowling Club?

 

Council does not own the Old Liverpool Bowling Club building. The building is owned by Crown Lands – NSW State Government. The building is located within Bigge Park and Council is the Reserve Trust Manager for Bigge Park.

 

3.   Is this building currently leased?

 

It is currently leased to the Salvation Army as temporary premises until their building in Bathurst Street is repaired following the fire.

 

4.   What are Council's plans for this building?

 

There are no current plans for the building.  Council is waiting the completion of the City Centre Revitalisation Plan – Bigge Park/Health and Medical Precinct to be completed which will provide recommendations for the use of the Old Liverpool Bowling Club building.

 

5.   Is 48-50 Scott Street currently fully leased?

 

There are three retail shops that are vacant in 52 Scott Street, Liverpool. The balances of the premises are leased

 

 

 

 

 

6.   Has there been a time since Council purchased this building that all the space has been leased?

 

The three retail shops have been vacant since Council acquired the property.

 

7.   If so, when?

 

See the answer in item six.

 

 


ITEM NO:      QWN 02

FILE NO:        076373.2014

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Shelton

 

Please address the following:

 

The following information is requested with respect to the old court house building located on Bigge Street on the edge of the Liverpool Central Business District.

 

1.       Please itemise the works that have been carried out on this site and the improvements erected thereon over the last thirty-six months.

No structural improvements have been erected on the subject land in the past 36 months. In terms of works that have been carried out on this site, these predominantly include the cleaning of gutters, grounds and unblocking of gutters and storm water pipes.

 

2.       Please describe any future works that it is envisioned will be carried out on this site and the improvements erected thereon in the foreseeable future (including anticipated time frames).  

A heritage architect has been engaged to prepare a scope of works for the former Court House building. The purpose of these works are to resolve drainage and damage caused by drainage issues, to bring the building into compliance with the Building Code of Australia and to bring the building into a state where it could be leased on the open market and provide a rental income to Council. Proposed works include:

 

·    Replacing existing stormwater pipework with new PVC drainage pipework;

 

·    Removal of a Jacaranda Tree;

 

·    Replacing a damaged timber window;

 

·    Installation of four additional downpipes;

 

·    Removal and replacement of the existing wooden accessible ramp with a metal ramp;

 

·    Widening of the front door to comply with the Building Code of Australia;

 

·    Installation of a modular accessible toilet block.

 

It is envisaged that the abovementioned works will commence in approximately 3 months

 

 

 

 

3.       Please particularise Council's future plans as they currently stand for this site and the improvements erected thereon.

 

Council’s objectives are to undertake the required repairs and to bring the building into compliance with the Building Code of Australia so that the property could be leased on the open market and return an income to Council.

 


ITEM NO:      QWN 03

FILE NO:        076395.2014

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Stanley

 

Please address the following:

 

1.   Does Council have a history of the Badgerys Creek area? If so, does it deal with any aboriginal settlements in the area in past?

 

A response to a similar question was provided to Councillors in a memo dated 8 April 2014, as a ‘Question Taken On Notice’ from the March 2014 Ordinary Meeting.

 

Below is the response, as provided in the memo dated 8 April 2014:

 

The first people to occupy the area were probably members of the Darug Tribe. Little is known of these first people and difficult to be sure of their clan. The Gandangara people believe their ancestors would have passed through the area also.

 

James Badgery was the first European in the area, he was educated and a good farmer but had few assets. He came to New South Wales at the end of 1799 and initially leased acreage along the Hawkesbury but with a growing family this was not providing enough. He then applied to Captain William Paterson for land and was granted a total of 840 acres along South Creek (c1809) this was later reduced by Governor Macquarie to 640 acres. He named his property Exeter Farm and the creek running through it was called Badgerys Creek, this name eventually referred to the whole area. This land lies on the Penrith side of Elizabeth Drive. James continued buying other properties on what is the southern side of Elizabeth Drive which were subdivided in the 1880s and were known as Exeter Farms subdivision. James is buried in Pioneers’ Memorial Park with other family members.

 

Council’s website provides a Council fact sheet on the history of Badgerys Creek suburb:

 

http://www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/5204/Badgerys-Creek-Fact-Sheet.pdf

 

2.   Has there been a response to the possible provision of noise walls at Casula, as discussed at the Elected Leaders forum?

 

At the Elected Leaders Forum on 19 February 2014, discussions were held between residents for noise walls to be installed along sections of the Cumberland, Airport, Inner West and Southern Sydney Freight railway lines and the M5.

 

The Hon. Stuart Ayers, Member for Penrith, Minister for Fair Trading and Minister Assisting the Premier on Western Sydney, offered to look at the issue and provide a response and asked the resident at the Forum to leave their contact details. Whilst every attempt was made by staff to obtain the contact details of the resident at the

conclusion of the Forum, we did not manage to identify him. Council staff are following up the matter with The Hon. Stuart Ayres for a response to the issue.

Noise Walls along the Rail Lines, Casula

The Cumberland, Airport, Inner West and South Railway lines are owned and operated by Sydney Trains (as part of Transport for NSW). Southern Sydney Freight Line (SSFL) was constructed by the Australian Rail Track Corporation Ltd (ARTC) as part of its National Interstate Rail Network.  The SSFL is part of improvement works to increase efficiency and cost-effectiveness of rail freight services along the North-South Rail Corridor between Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.  It commenced operations in January 2013.

The project was assessed and approved under the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act Part 3A assessment regime in 2006, subject to 76 conditions of approvals and 104 statements of commitment.

In submissions to the environmental assessment of the SSFL, Council and WSROC on behalf of the Western Sydney Councils, raised concerns about the possible impacts of the project including the need for noise control and barriers.

In their review of the submissions, ARTC outlined that based on the findings of acoustic modelling, a noise wall would be required along a section close to the Casula Powerhouse but not along other sections through Casula.  The noise wall close to the Casula Powerhouse has been constructed.

The consent conditions required an Operational Environmental Management Plan (OEMP) be prepared at least four weeks prior to the commencement of operation or as otherwise agreed to by the Director-General.

 

The OEMP is to incorporate the Operational requirements detailed in the Conditions of Approval and Statement of Committee and include a monitoring and review program which contains (but is not limited to):

 

·      An Operation Noise and Vibration Management Plan; and

 

·      An Operation Air Quality Management Plan.

 

Prior to the operation of the freight line, ARTC advised Council that as part of its operational management plan, noise monitoring will be carried out at a number of locations along the freeway including a section in Casula. Council is yet to be advised regarding the outcome of the noise monitoring.

Noise Walls along the M5 Motorway, Casula

The section of the M5 motorway through Casula is part of the M5 South West Motorway. The section of the motorway between King Georges Road, Beverly Hills and Camden Valley Way, Prestons is currently being widened from two to three lanes in each direction.

The road widening is to improve traffic efficiency and reduce travel time for motorists using the motorway and surrounding roads and to support planned residential and employment growth in South West Sydney.

Similar to the freight line, the road widening was approved under Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979. It is subject to Conditions of Approval including noise mitigation measures during construction and operation.

The noise mitigation measures include installation of noise walls, pavement treatment, urban design and landscaping and advisory signage.  The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has advised that as part of the project, 18 kilometres of new and improved noise walls will be constructed to help reduce traffic noise.

The need for additional noise mitigation measures along section of the M5 Motorway, and Rail Lines, Casula

From the concern raised at the Elected Leaders Forum and other concerns received by Council, a number of Casula residents have requested additional noise mitigation measures.

To pursue the issue further, Council will be writing to the Hon. Stuart Ayers, the Minister Assisting the Premier on Western Sydney for an update on his commitment to respond to the request for additional noise walls along sections of the M5 South West Motorway and Cumberland, Airport, Inner West and Southern Sydney Freight Line Railway lines through Casula.

 

 


ITEM NO:      QWN 04

FILE NO:        087931.2014

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Shelton

 

Please address the following:

 

During the ordinary council meeting of 26 June 2013 a resolution to the following effect was passed.

 

      That Council:

 

1.   Adopts the Growing Liverpool 2023 Community Strategic Plan, Delivery Program 2013-2017 Operational Plan 2013-2014 with the changes outlined in this report.

 

2.   ...

 

3.   Places on public exhibition for 28 days the fees and charges for community and recreational facilities

 

a.   ...

 

b.   Amended fees and charges as presented. Notifies affected food premises in writing in the Mayor's name of the new reduced fees and charges.

 

Please advise the revenue that has to date been lost to Council if it were assumed these particular fees and charges had remained unaltered and not 'reduced' and notified 'in writing in the Mayor's name'.

 

 

 

A response to this question will be included in the May business paper.

   

 

 

   


 

Presentations by Councillors

 

 

THE MEETING CLOSED AT 7:33pm

 

 

<Signature>

Name: Ned Mannoun

Title:     Mayor

Date:     28 May 2014

I have authorised a stamp bearing my signature to be affixed to the pages of the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on  30 April 2014. I confirm that Council has adopted these Minutes as a true and accurate record of the meeting.


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MINUTES OF THE Extraordinary Meeting

HELD ON 7 May 2014

 

 

PRESENT:

Mayor Ned Mannoun

Councillor Balloot

Councillor Hadchiti

Councillor Harle

Councillor Karnib

Councillor Mamone

Councillor Ristevski

Councillor Shelton

Mr Rob Noble, Acting Chief Executive Officer

Ms Julie Hately, Executive Director

Ms Toni Averay, Acting Executive Director

Ms Billie Sankovic, Group Manager Strategy and Executive

Mr Mathew Walker, Group Manager Business Excellence

Ms Kiersten Fishburn, Group Manager Community and Culture

Mr Gino Belsito, Group Manager City Presentation

Ms Nadia Napoletano, Group Manager Governance

Mr Michael Cullen, Group Manager Economy and Engagement

Mr Raj Autar, Group Manager Infrastructure and Environment

Ms Carole Todd, Acting Group Manager Planning and Growth

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OPENING                              6.04pm

PRAYER                               The prayer of the Council was read by Council’s Service Manager Council and Executive Services, George Georgakis.

APOLOGIES                         Deputy Mayor Hadid, Councillors Stanley and Waller.

CONDOLENCES                Nil

Minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 and confirmed on Wednesday, 28 May 2014

…………………………………….

Chairperson

 

 
Declarations of Interest      Nil
Strategy and Executive Report

ITEM NO:      GMSE 01

FILE NO:        080659.2014

SUBJECT:     Draft 2013-17 Delivery Program and 2014-15 Operational Plan and Budget

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Places the draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan including the draft 2014/15  Budget and Revenue Pricing Policy (Schedule of Fees and Charges) on public exhibition for a period of 28 days to allow for public comments and submissions.

 

2.   Receives a further report after a review of public submissions at its meeting scheduled to be held on Wednesday 25 June 2014.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Harle                       Seconded: Clr Mamone

 

That this item be dealt with later at the meeting.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 
Infrastructure and Environment Report

ITEM NO:      GMIE 01

FILE NO:        074948.2014

SUBJECT:     Contract WT2292 - Public lighting Works at Bernera and Kurrajong Roads, Prestons

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Adopts the recommendation put forward in the confidential report provided under separate cover.

 

2.   Keeps confidential the details supplied under separate cover containing information on the submissions received, pursuant to the provisions of Section 10A(2)(d)(i) of the Local Government Act 1993 as it contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Hadchiti                  Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That Council:

 

1.    Accepts the Tender from Connect Infrastructure Pty Ltd for Tender WT2292 - Public Lighting Works at Bernera and Kurrajong Roads, Prestons for the GST inclusive price of $718,839.00.

 

2.    Makes public its decision regarding WT2292 - Public Lighting Works at Bernera and Kurrajong Roads, Prestons.

 

3.    Notes that the Executive Director will finalise all details and sign the letter of Acceptance following publication of draft Minutes on Council website for the tender, giving it contractual effect, in accordance with delegated authority.

 

4.    Keeps confidential the details supplied in this report containing information on the submissions received, pursuant to the provisions of Section 10(A)(2)(d)(i) of the Local Government Act 1993 as it contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion


ITEM NO:      GMIE 02

FILE NO:        079606.2014

SUBJECT:     Tender WT2273 - Construction of Culvert at Creek Crossing, Pacific Palms Circuit, Hoxton Park

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Adopts the recommendation put forward in the confidential report provided under separate cover.

 

2.       Keeps confidential the details supplied under separate cover containing information on the submissions received, pursuant to the provisions of Section10A(2)(d)(i) of the Local Government Act 1993 as it contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Clr Shelton                   Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That Council:

 

1.    Accepts the Tender submission of Option 2 from Civil Construction Pty Ltd for WT2273 - Construction of Culvert at Creek Crossing, Pacific Palms Circuit, Hoxton Park for the GST inclusive price of $931,128.00. This quote was accepted on the basis of Liverpool City Council providing the culvert units to the successful contractor.

 

2.    Accepts the quotation submitted by Malek Fahd Islamic School for the supply of culvert units at the GST inclusive price of $110,000.00.

 

3.    Makes public its decision regarding WT2273 – Construction of Culvert at Creek Crossing, Pacific Palms Circuit, Hoxton Park.

 

4.    Notes that the Executive Director will finalise all details and sign the Letter of Acceptance following publication of draft minutes on Council website for the tender, giving it contractual effect, in accordance with delegated authority.

 

5.    Keeps confidential the details supplied in this report containing information on the submissions received, pursuant to the provisions of Section 10A(2)(d)(i) of the Local Government Act 1993 as it contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

 

 

 

Vote for:          

                          Clr Balloot

                          Clr Hadchiti

                          Clr Harle

                          Clr Karnib

                          Clr Mamone

                          Clr Ristevski

                          Clr Shelton

Vote against:  

                          Mayor Mannoun

 
Committee Reports

ITEM NO:      CTTE 01

FILE NO:        079565.2014

SUBJECT:     Master Planning Steering Committee Minutes - 19 March 2014, 7 April 2014 and 28 April 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Receives and notes the Minutes of the Master Planning Steering Committee Meeting held on 19 March 2014, 7 April 2014 and 28 April 2014;

 

2.       Adopts the recommendation put forward in the confidential report provided under separate cover; and

 

3.       Keeps confidential the minutes supplied under separate cover containing information pursuant to the provisions of s10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993 as it contains information that would if disclosed confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

Motion                              Moved: Clr Hadchiti                  Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes the Minutes of the Master Planning Steering Committee Meetings held on 19 March 2014, 7 April 2014 and 28 April 2014.

 

2.    Keeps confidential the minutes attached minutes containing information pursuant to the provisions of s10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993 as it contains information that would if disclosed confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.


ITEM NO:      CTTE 02

FILE NO:        095453.2014

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Warwick Farm Racing Precinct Steering Committee Meeting held on 29 April 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Warwick Farm Racing Precinct Steering Committee Meeting held on 29 April 2014.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

Motion                              Moved: Clr Hadchiti                  Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

  


 

STRATEGY AND EXECUTIVE REPORT

 

 

ITEM NO:

GMSE 01

FILE NO:

080659.2014

SUBJECT:

Draft 2013-17 Delivery Program and 2014-15 Operational Plan and Budget

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Places the draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan including the draft 2014/15  Budget and Revenue Pricing Policy (Schedule of Fees and Charges) on public exhibition for a period of 28 days to allow for public comments and submissions.

 

2.   Receives a further report after a review of public submissions at its meeting scheduled to be held on Wednesday 25 June 2014.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion                              Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council moves into Closed Session to discuss confidential personnel matters relating to the 2014/15 Delivery Program, Operational Plan and Budget; in accordance with Section (10)A(2)(a) of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

 

Council moved into Closed Session at 6.17pm.

 

Clr Hadchiti left the Chambers at 6.58pm.

 

Clr Hadchiti returned to the meeting at 7.03pm.

 

Open Council resumed at 7.12pm.

 

 

Motion                              Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Mamone

 

That Council:

 

1.    Adopts an amended organisational structure that includes a Chief Executive Officer, two Executive Directors and seven Group Managers in accordance with Section 333 of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

2.    Notes the termination of contract of the senior staff position of Group Manager Strategy and Executive with the last day of duty being 1 July 2014, in accordance with clauses 10.3.5 and 11.3 of the Contract of Employment.

 

3.    Allocates a total of $257,500 in related salary savings to: 

 

·         An additional sum of $35,000 to enable the development of a Council Tourism Policy, and

·         An amount of $222,500 to enable additional maintenance services for the City to be delivered through the City Presentation Group.

 

4.    Amends, in accordance with 1, 2 and 3 above and the following additional changes below, the draft Delivery Program, Operational Plan and Budget 2014/15, including the Revenue Pricing Policy (Schedule of Fees and Charges), ; and places the draft on public exhibition for a period of 28 days to allow for public comments and submissions:

·      Amend Operational Plan Action number 3.2.8 on page 56 of the Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan to: 

 

                        Delete: ‘Concrete Floor Turbine at CPAC’ and replace it with

                                      ‘Upgrade cafeteria and catering facilities at CPAC.’

Budget allocation of $75,000 remains unchanged.

 

·      Amend the Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan, page 72, ‘Shade structures in Children’s Playgrounds’ to:

 

Add: ‘$50 000 for additional shade structures over existing playgrounds as

          determined after consultation with Councillors. Funds sourced from the

          Councillor Reserve.’

 

·      Amend the description of a ‘Cultural Policy and Plan’ in page 81 of the Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan to a ‘Cultural and Arts Tourism Policy’.

5.    Receives a further report after a review of public submissions at its meeting scheduled to be held on Wednesday 25 June 2014.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

Vote for:          

                          Mayor Mannoun

                          Clr Balloot

                          Clr Hadchiti

                          Clr Mamone

                          Clr Ristevski

 

 

 

Vote against:  

                          Clr Harle

                          Clr Karnib

                          Clr Shelton

 

 

 

tHE MEETING CLOSED AT 7.26PM

 

 

 

 

 

<Signature>

Name: Ned Mannoun

Title:     Mayor

Date:     28 May 2014

I have authorised a stamp bearing my signature to be affixed to the pages of the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on  7 May 2014. I confirm that Council has adopted these Minutes as a true and accurate record of the meeting.

   


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 01

Establishing an additional Sister City

 

Strategic Direction

Vibrant Prosperous City

Position Liverpool as the destination of choice to attract business and investment in South Western Sydney

Key Policy

Marketing and Promotion Strategy

File Ref

110061.2014

Author

Gus Balloot - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

“Vibrant Prosperous City” is one of the Strategic Directions set out in Liverpool 2023, which aims to position Liverpool as the destination of choice to attract business and investment in South Western Sydney.

 

According to the “Australia’s trade and investment with the G20 2013”, published by the Trade Advocacy and Statistics Section, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, in December 2013, China was Australia’s largest two-way goods and services trading partner in the G20 in 2012, accounting for 29.8 per cent ($125.1 billion) of Australia’s total trade with the G20. China was both Australia’s largest export market and import source within the G20, accounting for 35.6 per cent ($78.7 billion) of total exports to the G20, and 23.4 per cent ($46.3 billion) of total imports from the G20. (The statistics for 2013 are not yet available.)

 

Given the recent Federal Government approval for a new airport at Badgerys Creek and the continuing population growth and commercial development occurring within the Liverpool LGA, Liverpool has the opportunity to tap into the growing goods and services trade with China. One means for Liverpool to tap into this growing trade relationship is to establish a sister city relationship with a dynamic Chinese city.

 

One such Chinese city is Hangzou, capital of Zheijang province, which lies about 180 kilometres southwest of Shanghai and is located on the Yangtze River Delta. Hangzou is an industrial city with many diverse sectors including textiles, medicine, information technology, heavy equipment, automotive components, household electrical appliances, electronics, telecommunication, fine chemicals, chemical fibre, agriculture and food processing.  It is also an important manufacturing base and logistics hub for coastal China. Hangzhou also possesses good transportation links, including an international airport with flights available to Sydney via Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Seoul.

 

In recognition to the importance of trade activity initiatives China is hosting its 8th APEC Small and Medium Enterprise Technology Conference (APEC SMETC) in June 19th to 22th in Yiwu and Beijing, China.

 

 

By attending APEC TRADE MISSION TO CHINA 2014 delegates will be able to participate in:

 

·    APEC SME Technology Conference;

·    Forums and on-the-spot activities;

·    APEC SME Technology Innovation Award;

·    Attend official receptions with leaders from the provincial governments;

·    Visit businesses and Meet with representatives of national Associations and Enterprises;

·    Promote Australian companies, products and projects;

·    Familiarize themselves with the fast growing Chinese markets;

·    Meet and network with potential Chinese investors;

·    Build up relationships with more than a thousand SMEs for a future cooperation; and

·    Create a new import-export network.

 

During the 2012 Expo these events featured MPs from New South Wales, representatives from the Auckland City Council, and a Chinese investment promotion agency.

 

I will be attending in my personal capacity at this Summit and would like to advocate and promote Liverpool as the growth and regional hub in South West Sydney whilst there.

 

It is an ideal opportunity to raise Liverpool’s profile in a positive and investment environment and building a lasting relationship between key stakeholders.

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

 That Council:

 

1.       Investigate the possibility of establishing a Sister City relationship with Hangzhou China.

 

2.       Endorse Clr Balloot’s self-funded attendance at the APEC SMETC to promote Liverpool in that forum.

 

3.       Provide marketing merchandise to hand out at the conference.

 

4.       Considers reimbursement of:

 

a.   freight charges for the promotional materials from Australia and back if required,

b.   internal flights between Jiangxi to Beijing and Beijing to Hangzhou,

c.   accommodation between those cities.

 

 

ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S COMMENT

 

Council has an active sister city relationship with Toda City in Japan. The Toda program primarily fosters harmony and promotes a deeper understanding of other cultures and countries. Delegations from Toda City visit Liverpool approximately twice per year and an annual student exchange program was in operation until 2011. Council last sent a delegation to Toda in 2010. Visits to Toda were postponed at that time due to sensitivities surrounding health and long term effects as a result of local disasters. Funding of $6,000 for the sister city program is proposed in the draft 2014/15 budget.

 

A review of records indicates that Council also has a sister city relationship with Calabria, Italy; Liverpool, United Kingdom; Liverpool, New York; and in Australia, with Narromine Shire Council. These sister city relationships are currently inactive.

 

There is no doubt that Asian markets such as China provide good prospects to attract trade and investment to locations such as Liverpool. I have asked Council staff to put together a presentation for an upcoming  Councillor briefing that talks about the options to leverage these opportunities that range from tapping in to NSW and Commonwealth Government trade missions, incoming investment opportunities, current education institution links to sister city style arrangements.

 

For example the NSW Government has a longstanding sister state relationship with Guangdong Province. The local TAFE South West Institute has some good student and business links that will also provide a good platform.

 

I have also asked for some of our Liverpool business promotion material to be translated in to Chinese to recognise current opportunities.   An important part of the homework that needs to be done is the current links that Liverpool based businesses have to overseas trade and investment opportunities so that success can be built upon.

 

In regards to overseas travel, Section 8(b) of the Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to Mayor and Councillor Policy adopted by Council in October 2013, states that:

 

Councillors should avoid international visits unless direct and tangible benefits can be established for the Council and the local community.

 

Overseas travel must be approved by a meeting of the full Council prior to a Councillor undertaking a trip. Travel must be approved on an individual trip basis. Council will not allow the retrospective reimbursement of overseas travel expenses unless prior authorisation of the travel has been obtained. Travel proposals shall be included in the Council business papers.

 

After returning from overseas Councillors, must provide a detailed written account to Council on the aspects of the trip relevant to Council business and/or the local community.

 

Details of overseas travel must also be included in the Council’s Annual Report.

 


 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Facilitate economic development.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.

Civic Leadership and Governance

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 02

Changes to Racial Discrimination Act (18C)

 

Strategic Direction

Healthy Inclusive  City

Celebrate and respect Liverpool’s rich cultural and social diversity and embrace the opportunities it provides

Key Policy

Multicultural Action Plan

File Ref

111429.2014

Author

Anne Stanley - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

Liverpool is a harmonious multicultural community boasting residents from nearly all cultural groups in the world. Over 130 different languages are spoken by our residents. Recently, the Federal Government signaled its intention to repeal section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. The Federal Attorney-General, has released a draft of amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act. The proposed changes will water down the key provisions of the Act in a way which may render the law ineffective.

 

As leaders in our community, it is important that we voice our concerns about the possible ramifications of these changes. The Racial Discrimination Act was enacted in 1975 in a show of bipartisanship; its objective was to protect the community from hate speech and from racial, religious and cultural intolerance. It has been considered good law for almost four decades. Many politicians from all sides of government have already spoken out against any changes to the Act.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Understands the fundamental importance of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 to our community.

 

2.   Recognises that section 18C provides protection to individuals from offensive behaviour because of race, colour, national or ethnic origin.

 

3.   Writes to all local members of State and Federal Parliament detailing the Council's motion and seeking their support when they are considering changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.

 

4.    Writes to the Federal Attorney General requesting he withdraw the Draft Exposure Amendment to the Racial Discrimination Act and detailing the motion passed by Council.

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S COMMENT

 

SUMMARY OF REPRESENATIONS MADE BY PEAK BODIES

 

The NSW Law Society, Human Rights and Indigenous Issues Committees have made representations advocating against the changes and their detailed submissions are located at the following address:

   http://www.lawsociety.com.au/cs/groups/public/documents/internetpolicysubmissions/675065.pdf

 

The Australian Human Right Commission has commentary on its website relating to these proposed changes that note:

 

“Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act (currently) makes it unlawful for someone to do an act that is reasonably likely to “offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate” someone because of their race or ethnicity.

 

…Australia has obligations to implement protections against racial hatred under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).

 

Sections 18C … were introduced in response to recommendations of major inquiries including the National Inquiry into Racist Violence and the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. 

 

Balancing freedom of speech and freedom from racial vilification.

 

The courts have consistently interpreted sections 18C … as maintaining a balance between freedom of speech and freedom from racial vilification. The courts have held that for conduct to be covered by section 18C, the conduct must involve “profound and serious” effects, not “mere slights”. The courts have also found that section 18C is an appropriate measure to implement Australia’s obligations to prohibit racial hatred under the ICCPR and ICERD.

 

While many laws restrict freedom of speech, such as laws applying to defamation, advertising and national security, section 18C fills an important gap in legal protections for those affected by racial hatred and vilification.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.

Civic Leadership and Governance

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 03

Fire Safety Certifications / Inspections

 

Strategic Direction

Liveable Safe City

Improve the community’s sense of safety in Liverpool

Key Policy

Urban Development Plans

File Ref

111453.2014

Author

Geoff Shelton - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

Refer Confidential Business Papers. 

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council pursuant to s.10A(2)(g) of the Local Government Act, 1993 moves into closed session to consider the notice of motion forwarded in the confidential papers.  

 

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S COMMENT

 

Refer Confidential Business Papers.

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.

Civic Leadership and Governance

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil   


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Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel Report

 

IHAP 01

DA 1112/2013 - Alterations and fitout of Shop 7 at 42-48 Epsom Road, Chipping Norton

 

Strategic Direction

Liveable Safe City

Deliver an efficient planning system which embraces sustainable urban renewal and development

Key Policy

Urban Development Plans

File Ref

092665.2014

Report By

Rodger Roppolo - Development Assessment Planner

Approved By

Carole Todd - Acting Group Manager Planning and Growth

 

Property

Corner Lot 17 DP 601642

42-48 Epsom Road, Chipping Norton

Owner

G N Pappas Holdings PTY LTD

Applicant

Joshua Kassis

 

 

Executive Summary

The development application seeks consent for alterations and fitout of the existing Shop 7 at 42-48 Epsom Road, Chipping Norton, for use as a coffee shop/patisserie, the provision of outdoor seating area, and installation of business identification signage.

 

The development application was exhibited in accordance with Liverpool Development Control Plan (LDCP) 2008 and three submissions (including one petition signed by approximately 120 persons) were received objecting to the proposal. The objections related primarily to the increase of competition between existing cafes within the area.

 

The application was referred to the IHAP who recommended that the application be approved subject to additional conditions of consent.

 

Based on an assessment of the application in accordance with the provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, it is considered that the proposed development is acceptable. Accordingly, the application is recommended for approval. 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.         Approves Development Application No. DA-1112/2013, subject to the recommended conditions attached to the Council officer’s IHAP Report and as modified by IHAP as follows:

 

            Prior to the issue of any Construction Certificate

2A.           Prior to the issue of any Construction Certificate, the existing rubbish bins              are to be fitted with a lid that is permanently attached or similar.

 

          Use of the site

25A.         The outdoor dining tables approved for the exterior of the restaurant must               be located adjacent to the bollards and awning supports, leaving a clear              passage against the shopfront.

 

2.         Notify in writing, the persons who made a submission with regard to the proposed development.

 

REPORT

 

The Site

The subject site is located at Shop 7, 42-48 Epsom Road, Chipping Norton.

 

The Proposal

The development application seeks consent for alterations and fitout of the existing Shop 7 at 42-48 Epsom Road, Chipping Norton, for use as a coffee shop and patisserie. The key components of the proposed development are as follows:

 

·    The fit out will involve the installation of a work bench fridge, cake display cabinets, coffee machine, drinks fridge and indoor seating.

·    The development will not involve any baking of goods on the premises. All food products will be delivered to the premises pre-made. 

·    Likely to be three employees, as indicated by the applicant.

·    The proposed trading hours are 7:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday and 8:00am to 2:00pm, Saturday and Sunday.

·    Use of the private footpath for outdoor dining (two tables and four chairs) during the proposed trading hours. 

·    Replacement of an existing fascia sign to reflect the new business name.

Exhibition of Proposal

The development application was exhibited in accordance with the LDCP 2008 and three submissions (including one petition signed by approximately 120 persons) were received objecting to the proposal.

 

The Issues

The key issues identified as part of the assessment of the application relate to the concerns raised as part of the community consultation process undertaken, where objections were received concerning the potential impact of the development on parking and an increase in competition between other similar businesses within the area.

 

It is noted that an increase in competition of this nature is not a matter for consideration pursuant to Section 79C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (EP&AA) 1979.

 

The issues raised by the objectors have been addressed in detail within the Council Officer’s IHAP report (see Attachment 1, under separate cover) and do not warrant the refusal of the Development Application.

 

Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel

On 28 April 2014, the application was referred to the IHAP in accordance with the Council endorsed IHAP Charter and Procedure. The Panel agreed with the Council Officer’s recommendation to approve the development application, subject to additional conditions of consent to address the following concerns:

 

1.       The existing rubbish bins are fitted with a permanent lid or similar.

2.       The tables proposed for the exterior of the restaurant are located adjacent to the bollards and awing supports, leaving a clear passage against the shopfront.

The Panel also recommended that the following conditions be deleted:

41.     The extent of the outdoor dining seating area shall at all times be linked to the frontage of the subject shop. Under no circumstances are the tables and chairs permitted to extend in front of adjoining shops. .

42.     No animals shall be allowed on the premises including the licensed footway area in accordance with the requirements of the Food Act 2003.

Council officers do not recommend that condition No. 41 be deleted, as the condition prevents the outdoor dining area to be expanded past the shop front, to adjoining shop fronts.

 

Council officers agree with the Panel recommendation in that condition No. 42 be deleted, as the requirements of the Food Act 2003, have now been amended to allow for companion animals within outdoor dining areas.

Conclusion

The application has been assessed against the relevant considerations within Section 79C of the EP&AA, 1979. The application is considered to have merit and is unlikely to result in an adverse impact on the amenity of adjoining properties. 

 

Accordingly, the application is recommended for approval subject to the recommended conditions of consent.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Facilitate economic development.

Environmental and Sustainability

Manage air, water, noise and chemical pollution.

Retain viable opportunities for local food production while managing land use to meet urban growth.


Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership and Governance

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.View

IHAP Report (Under separate cover)

2.View

IHAP Recommendation (Under separate cover)

  


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Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel Report

 

IHAP 02

DA 712/2013 - Demolition and construction of a residential flat building of 58 residential units at 36-40 Speed St, Liverpool

 

Strategic Direction

Vibrant Prosperous City

Activate the city centre and develop vibrant places that attract people to Liverpool

Key Policy

City Centre Strategy

File Ref

093382.2014

Report By

Shannon Rickersey - Senior Development Planner

Approved By

Carole Todd - Acting Group Manager Planning and Growth

 

Property

36, 38, 40 Speed Street, Liverpool NSW 2170, Lot 1 & 2 DP 83255, Lot 40 DP 730528

Owner

Speed Street Development Pty Ltd

Applicant

Speed Street Developments Pty Ltd

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council has received and considered Development Application DA-712/2013 which seeks consent for demolition of existing outbuildings and the construction of a part nine and part ten storey residential flat building, incorporating 58 residential units and three levels of basement car parking.

 

The Development Application was exhibited in accordance with Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 (LDCP 2008). Three submissions were received objecting to the proposal.

 

The Development Application was referred to the Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP) for consideration on 7 April 2014, in accordance with the Council endorsed IHAP Charter and Procedure. The Panel concurred with the planning officer’s recommendation to approve the development application, subject to conditions.

 

The development accords with Council’s strategic vision for the Liverpool City Centre to provide for residential development in a high density built form.

 

Council officers agree with the IHAP recommendation and it is therefore considered that Development Application DA-712/2013 be approved.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Approves Development Application No. DA-712/2013, subject to the recommended conditions contained within attachment 4 (under separate cover).

 

2.   Notifies the persons who made a submission with regard to the proposed development, in writing, of Council’s decision.

 

REPORT

 

The Site

The subject site is identified as Lots 1 and 2 DP 83255 and Lot 40 in DP 730528 and known as Nos. 36 - 40 Speed Street Liverpool.  The subject site is located on the eastern side of Speed Street, between Bigge Street and Olive Street. The site has a frontage of approximately 31.425 metres to Speed Street, a depth of 59.5 metres on the northern side boundary and 56.52 metres on the southern side boundary. The combined site area of the three lots is 1888m².  At present the site is vacant except for a dilapidated fibro building and some small trees. An extract of an aerial photograph of the site is provided in Figure 1 in this report.

 

 

Figure 1: Aerial view of the subject site

 

The Proposal

The Development Application seeks the construction of a part nine storey and part ten storey residential flat building development, incorporating 58 residential units with three levels of basement car parking and associated landscaping.

 

The residential unit mix provided by the development is as follows:

 

·  8 x 1 bedroom type units;

·  46 x 2 bedroom type units; and

·  4 x 3 bedroom type units.

 

·  Under the proposed development, a new vehicular access is provided from Speed Street, with existing vehicular crossings to be made redundant.

 

·  A 6 metre setback is provided to the northern boundary for all levels, increasing to 12 metres at the eighth level.

 

·  A 3 metre setback is provided from the southern boundary on the lower ground floor. This setback increases to 6 metre for the remaining eight levels, stepping back to approximately 7.3 metres where the open lobby area is located.

 

·  The front setback of 4 metres, tapering to 5 metres near the driveway ramp is provided to level seven. At level eight this setback is increased to 8.5 metres.

 

·  To the rear of the site, an 8.5 to 12 metre setback is provided for all levels of the development.

 

·  Each unit will be provided with sufficient private open space in the form of balconies or terrace area off the living spaces.

 

·  The development proposes an overall height of 35 metres.

 

Plans of the proposal are included as an attachment to the Officer’s IHAP report.

 

Zoning

The subject site is zoned R4 – High Density Residential, pursuant to the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan (LLEP) 2008. An extract of the zoning map is provided below.

 

The proposal is defined as a ‘residential flat building’ under the LLEP definition, as follows:

 

residential flat building means a building containing 3 or more dwellings, but does not include an attached dwelling or multi dwelling housing.”

 

A residential flat building is permissible with consent within the R4 High Density Zone.

 

Figure 2: Extract of LLEP 2008 zoning map

 

Section 79C Relevant matters for consideration

An assessment of the application against the relevant matters for consideration prescribed by Section 79C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 has been undertaken.  The assessment has concluded that the proposed development is acceptable and is unlikely to result in any adverse impacts. The assessment report considered by the IHAP is attached to this report under separate cover (see Attachment 2).

 

Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel

Pursuant to Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP) Charter and Procedure, the proposal was referred to IHAP for consideration, as the proposal includes a request to vary a development standard in excess of ten percent, pursuant to Clause 4.6 of the LLEP 2008; and the application received three submissions objecting to the proposal.

 

The panel has concurred with the recommendations made in the Officer’s report and have made the recommendation to include the following additional conditions of consent:

 

1.   Reduction of the extent of excavation to the portion of the northern boundary closest to the adjoining property. The storage areas be removed adjacent to the car parking bays so that a greater extent of deep soil landscape is achieved. This reduction does not include the dead end aisle requirement as this is an A.S2890.1 requirement for residential car parks.

 

2.   That the plans be amended so that 50% of the requirement for storage under SEPP 65 is provided within each unit. This storage does not include kitchen storage, laundry storage, wardrobes or linen presses.

 

3.   A weed management strategy is required to be submitted. The Panel noted the existence of noxious weeds on the premises.

 

The panel also commented on the overshadowing of the proposal on neighbouring properties.  The panel noted that shadow diagrams submitted with the application were only for the date 21 June, and therefore recommended that applications in future also be accompanied by shadow diagrams for the equinox. In response, the applicant has submitted shadow diagrams for the equinox, which are included in Attachment 5. These plans indicate that the impact of overshadowing to adjoining properties is reduced on the equinox in comparison to the winter solstice, being 21 June.

 

Conditions

A copy of the updated draft conditions of consent including recommendations made by IHAP are attached to this report under separate cover (see attachment 4).

 

Conclusion

The application has been assessed against the relevant considerations prescribed by Section 79C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.  The application is considered to be worthy of support and is recommended for approval, subject to conditions.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Enhance the environmental performance of buildings and homes.

Facilitate economic development.

Environmental and Sustainability

Minimise household and commercial waste.

Enhance the environmental performance of buildings and homes.


Social and Cultural

Regulate for a mix of housing types that responds to different population groups such as young families and older people.


Civic Leadership and Governance

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.View

Applicant and Land Owner details

2.View

IHAP Report (Under separate cover)

3.View

IHAP Recommendation (Under separate cover)

4.View

Amended conditions of consent (Under separate cover)

5.View

Additional shadow diagrams - Equinox

  


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IHAP 02

DA 712/2013 - Demolition and construction of a residential flat building of 58 residential units at 36-40 Speed St, Liverpool

Attachment 1

Applicant and Land Owner details

 


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IHAP 02

DA 712/2013 - Demolition and construction of a residential flat building of 58 residential units at 36-40 Speed St, Liverpool

Attachment 5

Additional shadow diagrams - Equinox

 


 


 


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Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel Report

 

IHAP 03

DA-977/2013 Expansion of restaurant and outdoor dining at Shop 13, 172 Green Valley Way, Green Valley

 

Strategic Direction

Liveable Safe City

Deliver an efficient planning system which embraces sustainable urban renewal and development

Key Policy

Urban Development Plans

File Ref

095895.2014

Report By

Tyson Moller - Development Assessment Planner – Statutory Planning

Approved By

Carole Todd - Acting Group Manager Planning and Growth

 

Property

Shop 13, 172 Green Valley Way, Green Valley (Lot 100, DP 622372)

Owner

Mr B Celea

Applicant

Absolute Design Group

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The subject application seeks development consent to formalise the expansion of the existing approved restaurant operating from Shop 13 into the adjoining premises; and provision of an outdoor dining area on Council owned footpath to be operated in conjunction with the existing restaurant at 172 Green Valley Road, Green Valley (Lot 100, DP 622372). 

 

The key elements of this proposal include:

 

·    To provide a formal approval for the existing use of the internal expansion of the existing restaurant into the adjoining shop, also known as Shop 13. The total internal floor area of Shop 13 is 272.1m2; and

·    The provision of an outdoor dining area on a Council owned footpath in front of Shop 13. The proposed outdoor dining area would be 23.6m2 in size and would contain five additional tables and ten seats.

The subject application was notified, and in response, a total of six submissions were received which objected to the proposed development.  Due to the number of submissions received, the application was presented before Council’s Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP) on 28 April 2014, pursuant to the requirements of the endorsed Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP) Charter and Procedure. At this meeting, the IHAP recommended that Development Application No. DA-977/2013 be approved subject to the amended conditions of consent attached to this report (under separate cover) and including the following recommendations made as follows:

·    A deferred commencement approval subject to health and safety regulations affected by the proposal, being satisfied to Council’s standards;

 

·    The addition of wheel stops to car parking spaces adjacent to the premises;

 

·    Removal of barricades around the proposed outdoor dining area. Note: the Panel has identified the barricade structures as a ‘low wall’; and

 

·    The removal of Condition No. 27 (which relates to the placement of planter boxes around the proposed outdoor dining area.

 

In response to the recommendations of the Panel, it is considered that the proposal would satisfy Council’s Health and Safety standards subject to conditions already imposed by Council’s Environmental Health Team. As the proposed barricades and their relevant operational elements satisfy relevant development controls and objectives, conditions requiring their removal are considered to be unwarranted and it is considered that the concerns raised by the Panel can be addressed through amended conditions of consent. These matters are canvassed in detail later in this report.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Approves Development Application No. DA-977/2013 to formalise the expansion of the existing approved restaurant operating from Shop 13, into the adjoining premises; minor shopfront alterations; and provision of an outdoor dining area on Council owned footpath, to be operated in conjunction with the existing restaurant, subject to the amended conditions of consent as contained within attachment 3.

 

2.   Notifies the persons who made a submission with regard to the proposed development, in writing, of Council’s decision.

 

REPORT

 

The proposal

The subject application seeks development consent to formalise the expansion of the existing approved restaurant operating from Shop 13 into the adjoining premises; and the provision of an outdoor dining area on Council owned footpath to operate in conjunction with the existing restaurant at 172 Green Valley Road, Green Valley (Lot 100, DP 622372). 

Note: The original restaurant was approved under Development Application No. DA-566/2001. 

 

 

 

The key elements of this proposal include:

 

·    To provide a formal approval for the existing unauthorised use comprising the internal expansion of the existing restaurant into the adjoining shop, also known as Shop 13.  The total internal floor area of Shop 13 is 272.1m2; and

 

·    An outdoor dining area on a Council owned footpath in front of Shop 13.  The proposed outdoor dining area would be 23.6m2 in size and would contain five additional tables and ten seats.

 

The proposed hours of the outdoor dining area are 6:00pm to 10:00pm Friday to Sunday, while the previously approved operating hours of the restaurant are to remain unchanged, and will also apply to the adjoining premises of which the restaurant has already expanded into.

 

The site

The site is known as Shop 13, 172 Green Valley Road, Green Valley (Lot 100, DP 622372). The site has a primary frontage to a public carpark and Green Valley Road. The subject site, carpark and adjoining sites are within a B1 Neighbourhood Centre zone. The neighbourhood centre zone is located in isolation and those areas within the outer locality are identified as R2 Low Density Residential and R3 Medium Density Residential zones.

 

Exhibition of the proposal

The subject application was notified for a period of fourteen days from 19 September 2013 to 3 October 2013. During this period, Council received a single document containing six signatures objecting to the proposed development, raising concerns regarding the number of tables within the restaurant and the number of facilities at the rear of the tenancy. These issues were addressed in detail within the report presented to the IHAP on 28 April 2014 (see Attachment 1).

 

Modifications to the recommended conditions following IHAP meeting

At the IHAP meeting held on 28 April 2014, the panel members made a recommendation to modify the recommended conditions of consent as follows: 

 

·    A deferred commencement condition that would require the restaurant to adhere to all relevant health and safety regulations to Council’s satisfaction;

 

·    That the applicant provide wheel stops for car parking spaces adjacent to Shop 13, to prevent portions of parked cars overhanging the footpath opposite the outdoor dining area;

 

·    That the barriers ‘low wall’ around the proposed seating area be removed; and

 

·    That consent condition No. 27 (“Outdoor planter boxes are to be placed around the outdoor dining area when it is in use”) be removed.

 

Deferred commencement

It is considered that the imposition of these conditions by way of a deferred commencement would be unnecessary.  As part of the assessment process, the subject application was referred to Council’s Environmental Health team, who considered the existing kitchen facilities and the proposed outdoor dining area and their respective proposed operations to be satisfactory. It is considered that the following condition of consent adequately addresses the Panel’s concerns with respect to Health and Safety:

 

That the construction, fitout and finishes of the premises shall comply with AS4674, Food Act 2003 and regulations thereunder.”

 

This condition of consent would satisfy the environmental health and safety standards that are applicable to the subject application therefore not requiring a deferred commencement approval. As a result, condition No. 13 (construction and fitout requirements) has been incorporated into the conditions of consent and reads as follows:

 

That the construction, fitout and finishes of the premises shall comply with AS4674 (Design, Construction and Fitout of Food Premises), Food Act 2003 and regulations thereunder.”

 

This condition of consent would satisfy the Environmental Health and Safety standards that are applicable to the subject application, therefore not requiring a deferred commencement approval. As a result, condition No. 13 (construction and fitout requirements) has been incorporated into the conditions of consent and reads as follows:

 

“The construction, fitout and finishes of the premises shall comply with AS4674 (Design, Construction and Fitout of Food Premises), Food Act 2003 and regulations thereunder.”

 

Provision of wheel stops

The panel also recommended that wheel stops be installed within car parking spaces that are adjacent to the premises, in order to prevent parked vehicles from overhanging the public footpath in front of Shop 13 and further reducing the width of the walkway.  As a result, Condition No. 14 has been incorporated into the amended conditions of consent and reads as follows:

 

The applicant shall obtain the consent of all registered owners of the land to which the outdoor dining will be provided, to construct wheel stops for cars parking along the shop front to prevent elements of parked vehicles from overhanging the footpath. The placements of the wheel stops are to be in accordance with Liverpool Development Control Plan (LDCP) 2008 and AS2890. The wheel stops must be fully constructed to the satisfaction of the PCA prior to the release of any Occupation Certificate.

 

Removal of barriers around the proposed outdoor seating area

The Panel recommended that barriers around the proposed outdoor seating area be removed from the plans. The plans originally proposed to utilise removable barricades around the proposed outdoor dining area. The barricades would be temporary removable structures, and no structural changes are proposed either to the building and/or the public footpath to accommodate them.  These barricades would only be erected when the outdoor dining area is in use, and would be stored within Shop 13 outside of the proposed operating hours. The proposed barricades and their use and storage, were assessed under the relevant provisions of Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 and are considered to be in accordance with applicable development controls and objectives. For these reasons, conditions requiring the removal of the barricades are considered to be unnecessary and unreasonable, given that the proposal complies with all relevant development controls.

 

The use and storage of the outdoor barricades was reflected in the report presented to IHAP, however relevant conditions of consent made general reference to outdoor “furniture” and did not specifically reference the barricades.  As a result, Condition Nos. 31 and 34 have been amended to read as follows:

 

31.     Outdoor café tables, chairs and barricades must be removed from the footpath by the permit holder and must be stored inside the premises at the close of business each day.

 

34.     All outdoor furniture, barricades, facilities and pavements shall be kept at all times clean and free from food scraps.  Waste matter shall not be permitted to enter, fall or descend into Council's stormwater system.” 

 

Planter boxes

Condition No. 27 (“Outdoor planter boxes are to be placed around the outdoor dining area when it is in use”) has been removed, as recommended by the IHAP.

 

This recommendation is considered appropriate, as the planter boxes would be heavy structures to remove on a daily basis and other structures have been implemented to ensure a barrier is provided between the outdoor dining and vehicles in this instance.

 

Conclusion

The subject site is located within a B1 Neighbourhood Centre zone under the Liverpool Local Environment Plan (LLEP) 2008. The proposed development at Shop 13, 172 Green Valley Way, Green Valley is permissible with consent within the zone and satisfies the objectives of the B1 Neighbourhood Centre zone.

 

A number of submissions were received in response to the subject application. These submissions expressed concerns relating to the number of approved tables and the removal of facilities at the rear of Shop 13.  Additional information was submitted by the applicant to address the concerns raised and to satisfy relevant planning controls.

 

While retrospective building works cannot be approved, the use of the building can be considered and approved by Council by way of a development application. It is acknowledged that the expansion led to an increase of the seating areas and amenities. The works involved relocated and expanded amenities as opposed to removing them. It is also not expected that the proposed development would significantly impact upon the natural or built environments and will incur minimal social or economic impacts. Both the existing expansion and the proposed development satisfies applicable development controls and the objectives of the B1 Neighbourhood Centre zone, and is considered suitable for the site.

 

Having regard to the matters of consideration as prescribed by Section 79C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, it is recommended that the subject application be approved, subject to the recommended conditions of consent.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Facilitate economic development.

Environmental and Sustainability

Manage air, water, noise and chemical pollution.


Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership and Governance

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.View

IHAP Report (Under separate cover)

2.View

IHAP Recommendation (Under separate cover)

3.View

Amended conditions of consent

  


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DA-977/2013 Expansion of restaurant and outdoor dining at Shop 13, 172 Green Valley Way, Green Valley

Attachment 3

Amended conditions of consent

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 


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Chief Executive Officer Report

 

CEO 01

Key Site Master Planning Committee Charter

 

Strategic Direction

Vibrant Prosperous City

Activate the city centre and develop vibrant places that attract people to Liverpool

Key Policy

City Centre Strategy

File Ref

100300.2014

Report By

David Maguire - Governance Officer

Approved By

Rob Noble - Acting Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council resolved at its meeting on 30 October 2013 to establish the Key Site Master Planning Committee consisting of the Mayor, the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Hadchiti and the CEO.

 

The attached charter has been drafted to reflect the intent of the Council resolution establishing the Committee.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Receives and notes the report.

 

2.       Adopts the draft charter attached to this report.

 

 

REPORT

 

At its meeting on 30 October 2013, Council adopted a Mayoral minute establishing the Key Site Master Planning Committee, the members being the Mayor, the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Hadchiti and the CEO.

 

Council resolved that the Committee should develop master plans for important Council-owned sites within the Liverpool Local Government Area to ensure that the use of those sites is optimised to benefit the community. The Committee would meet on an “as required basis” and the Mayor would approve all agenda items for Committee meetings.

 

At the Committee meeting of the 28 April 2014 the Committee resolved that a report attaching a draft charter be presented to the May Council meeting.

 

The attached draft charter has been drafted to reflect the intent of the Mayoral minute adopted by Council. The draft charter includes a function for the Committee to obtain property valuations and a delegation by Council to the Committee in relation to expenditure for specific tasks associated with the work of the Committee.

 

It is recommended that Council receives and notes the report and adopts the draft charter attached to the report.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Further develop a commercial centre that accommodates a variety of employment opportunities.

Enhance the environmental performance of buildings and homes.

Deliver a high quality local road system including provision and maintenance of infrastructure and management of traffic issues.

Facilitate economic development.

Further develop a commercial centre that accommodates a variety of employment opportunities (in the City Centre).

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership and Governance

Operate a well developed governance system that demonstrates accountability, transparency and ethical conduct.

Actively advocate for federal and state government support, funding and services.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.View

Key Site Master Planning Committee Charter (draft version)

  


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Key Site Master Planning Committee Charter

Attachment 1

Key Site Master Planning Committee Charter (draft version)

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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Chief Executive Officer Report

 

CEO 02

March 2014 Performance Report

 

Strategic Direction

Leading Proactive Council

Provide business excellence and financial sustainability to deliver services that meet community expectations

Key Policy

Local Government Act 1993

File Ref

109234.2014

Report By

Hiba Soueid - Service Manager Corporate Strategy and Performance

Approved By

Billie Sankovic - Group Manager Strategy & Executive

 

 

Executive Summary

 

On 26 June 2013, following a period of extensive community consultation and engagement, Council adopted Growing Liverpool 2023 as the Community Strategic Plan for the Liverpool local government area. Growing Liverpool 2023 outlines the community’s vision and priorities for the Liverpool area and contains 7 directions and corresponding strategies for Liverpool. The Plan sets the direction for Council's operations and services for the next ten years.

 

The Liverpool City Council Delivery Program runs over a period of four years from 2013 - 2017 and details the principal activities that Council will deliver towards achieving the Growing Liverpool 2023 directions. Each principal activity has several detailed actions for the 2013-2014 year, these actions make up Council’s annual Operational Plan.

 

This report provides details of a comprehensive review of the January to March quarter, which was undertaken to determine Council's progress against the principal activities outlined in the Delivery Program.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Receives and notes the March 2014 Performance Report which outlines the progress of all principal activities contained in the Delivery Program 2013-17 from January to March 2014.

 

2.      Allows the Acting Chief Executive Officer to make a presentation on progress made in the January to March 2013 period with a copy of the presentation forming part of the minutes of the meeting.

 

REPORT

 

Section 404(5) of the Local Government Act (1993) requires the Chief Executive Officer  to ensure that regular progress reports are provided to the Council at least every six months with respect to the principal activities detailed in its four year Delivery Program. This is an important mechanism that enables Council and the public to monitor progress.

 

To comply with the requirement to provide regular progress reports at least every six months, Council receives quarterly performance review reports.

 

March 2014 Performance Report

Council determined to deliver 28 principal activities as part of its 2013 - 2017 Delivery Program, with 216 specific actions for the 2012-13 year.

 

The March 2014 Performance Report containing details on the progress of all the principal activities is attached under separate cover.  It identifies highlights during this period, the progress of all of Council’s significant projects and various performance indicators.

 

It is recommended that Council receives and notes the March 2014 Performance Report. It is also recommended that Council allows the Chief Executive Officer to make a presentation on progress made in the July to December 2013 period on the principal activities contained in the Delivery Program 2013-2017.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social and Cultural

Raises awareness in the community about Council’s progress in delivering services.


Civic Leadership and Governance

Ensures Council operates effectively and demonstrates accountability and transparency in its business operations.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.View

December 2013 Performance Report  (Under separate cover)

   


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Executive Director Report

 

ED 01

Establishment of Liverpool Airport Coordination Group and Liverpool Airport Taskforce

 

Strategic Direction

Vibrant Prosperous City

Position Liverpool as the destination of choice to attract business and investment in South Western Sydney

Key Policy

Economic Development Strategy

File Ref

101224.2014

Report By

Toni Averay - Acting Executive Director

Approved By

Toni Averay - Acting Executive Director

 

 

Executive Summary

 

At its meeting of 30 April 2014, Council resolved as follows:

 

That Council:

 

1.   Welcomes the announcement that Liverpool will be the site for Sydney’s second international airport.

 

2.   Congratulates the Commonwealth and State governments on their early commitment to billions of dollars in infrastructure development.

 

3.   Requests the Acting Chief Executive Officer to prepare a report to Council’s May meeting outlining the resources and structure needed to meet the airport opportunity. Such report should consider but not be limited to:

 

·    Establishment of a Liverpool Airport Coordination Unit within Council’s structure and resources required.

 

·    Noting the importance of close integration between local, state and federal government planning authorities investigate offering accommodation to the federal government for initial airport planning authority staff.

 

·    Establishment of a committee of Council called the 'Liverpool Airport Taskforce' to meet monthly and work through the local government issues relating to the airport over coming years.

 

The purpose of this report is to detail the proposed structure, resources and priorities for the new Badgerys Creek Airport Taskforce and Coordination Working Group.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Establish the Badgerys Creek Airport Taskforce to be chaired by the Mayor with membership as detailed in this report.

 

2.   Appoint three Councillors as Taskforce members.

 

3.   Endorse the creation of the Airport Coordination Working Group as detailed in this report.

 

4.   Amalgamate the Economic Development and Tourism and Events Committees and schedule Taskforce Committee meetings on the same day.

 

5.   Endorse the recruitment of a Project Officer to support the Taskforce as funded in the 2014/15 budget.

 

6.   Adopt the draft Badgerys Creek Airport Taskforce Charter as attached to this report.

 

7.   Note the information contained in this report regarding the Taskforce role and priorities.

 

 

REPORT

The announcement by the Prime Minister on 15 April 2014 that Badgerys Creek would be the location for Sydney’s second airport ended years of speculation and uncertainty.  As part of this announcement, the Australian Government also announced an investment of almost $3 billion over 10 years in major infrastructure upgrades. 

 

“This airport will be good for economic growth and good for jobs – both in Western Sydney and nationally. Airports area unique in that they employ more people in operation than construction – so these are long term jobs for the future. While the initial construction phase is expected to generate around 4000 jobs, the airport development is expected to create 35,000 jobs by 2035, increasing to 60,000 jobs over time. By 2060, the new airport has the potential to drive an increase in Australia gross domestic product (GDP) of almost $24 billion.” – Prime Minister Tony Abbott, 15 April 2014

 

The airport represents both opportunity and challenge for Council. It is important to ensure that appropriate planning, advocacy and resourcing are in place in order to maximise the potential benefits for the Liverpool community while avoiding risks and minimising impacts.  As the regional city for Sydney’s fastest growing region – South West Sydney – and now with Sydney’s second airport to be developed within the local area, Liverpool is positioned to become an economic powerhouse, but sound planning and investment are essential to ensure Liverpool’s potential is realised.  Council needs to be ready to harness the opportunities and neutralise the challenges that will flow from the Airport decision.

The Badgerys Creek Airport Taskforce will have the job of identifying and advocating for the infrastructure, land-use planning, business attraction and investment needed to gain the best outcomes for the Liverpool community. The Taskforce will lead and advocate Council’s position with the Federal and NSW governments and key private sector and community stakeholders. 

 

An airport could potentially bring more than 20,000 jobs to Liverpool and over $9 billion in economic growth for Western Sydney. The population of Liverpool will grow to 330,000 by 2030, so creating jobs close to home is paramount. Western Sydney has a population of over two million people – almost the size of Brisbane. In the mid-2030s, this will grow to three million people, and will be home to one in every two Sydneysiders.  The opportunities for Liverpool as the gateway to the south west and the home of Sydney’s second airport are enormous but require investment to fully harness the economic potential.

 

Background

 

Badgerys Creek was identified as a potential site for an airport from as early as 1969 and the Australian Government acquired a site of approximately 1,700 hectares between 1986 and 1991. 

 

Badgerys Creek has been considered the preferred site in detailed studies commissioned by successive governments since the 1970s. In 1986, following an extensive site selection process, the Australian Government announced that Badgerys Creek had been chosen as the site for a second major airport for Sydney.

 

Following is a map of the airport location, showing both 2.5km radius and 5km radius circles.

The Federal Government has established the Western Sydney Infrastructure Unit within the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. It will be responsible for consulting with local councils, the community and other stakeholders, including the aviation industry.  Liverpool City Council needs to be at the forefront of this consultation.  A letter has been sent to the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development offering office space within Council’s building to accommodate the Infrastructure Unit.  A copy of the letter is included as an attachment to this report.

The Federal Government has also identified that partnership with the NSW Government will also be important, especially in ensuring a coordinated transport plan for Western Sydney. Major investment in western Sydney infrastructure involving road and rail transport linkages to support the airport at Badgerys Creek and boost the local economy and liveability of Western Sydney is essential. This investment will relieve pressure on existing infrastructure and unlock the economic capacity of the region by easing costly congestion, slashing travel times and creating thousands of local jobs.

Proposed new Taskforce and Working Group

 

In accordance with the Mayoral Minute of 30 April 2014, it is proposed to establish a new Committee to be known as the Badgerys Creek Airport Taskforce.  The Taskforce membership would consist of the following:

·    Mayor (Chair)

·    Three other Councillors to be elected by the Council

·    CEO (Alternate - Executive Director 2)

·    External representative from the NSW Business Chamber

·    External representative from the Liverpool business community

·    External representative from the local community

 

The work of the Taskforce would be supported by a Coordination Working Group.  It is noted that the Economic Development Committee meeting of 26 February 2014 recommended to Council that a Badgerys Creek Airport working group be formed:

 

The Committee notes Council’s policy and position supporting a second airport for Sydney at Badgerys Creek. The Economic Development Committee to develop strategies and actions that can help position Liverpool to maximise the economic opportunities the airport can offer. Strategies could include forums and working groups to investigate the opportunities.

 

The Working Group should consist of the following internal Council officers:

·    Group Manager Economy and Engagement (Alternate - Manager Economic Development)

·    Group Manager Planning and Growth (Alternate - Manager Development Assessment)

·    Group Manager Infrastructure and Environment

·    Manager Strategic Planning

 

Other Council officers would support the working group on specific issues as required. 

To support the work of the Committee and Working Group it is proposed that a Project Officer be engaged utilising funds allocated in the 2014/15 Budget

 

Taskforce Meetings

 

It is proposed that the meetings of the new Airport Taskforce be scheduled monthly on the same day as the Economic Development Committee and other meetings.    In order to accommodate this additional requirement, it is proposed that the Tourism and Events Committee be combined with the Economic Development Committee.  These Committee meetings are currently held consecutively with many repeated agenda items with a strong proportion of common Councillor membership. Tourism is also an important future economic development opportunity for Liverpool. Existing external representatives on the Tourism & Events Committee can be added to the Economic Development Committee, recognising the synergy between activities and providing a more efficient use of Committee members time.

 

Taskforce role and priorities

 

The Taskforce’s role would be to develop and lead Council’s response to the Airport in the following areas:

 

1.   Investigating opportunities to maximise economic potential and minimise any adverse impacts associated with the Badgerys Creek Airport;

2.   Advocating for the best interests of the Liverpool community and influencing State and Federal government planning regarding the Badgerys Creek Airport;

3.   Engaging with key external stakeholders regarding the proposed Airport; including State and Federal government agencies, the Western Sydney Airport Alliance, the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils, the National Growth Areas Alliance, property owners and local business and community groups;

4.   Monitoring and reviewing State and Federal government activity regarding the Badgerys Creek Airport; and 

5.   Making recommendations to Council on strategic action issues associated with the Badgerys Creek Airport proposal and relevant development applications and planning proposals.

 

The 2014/15 Draft Delivery Program identifies the following key deliverables for the taskforce as follows which should be referred to the first meeting of the new Committee.

 

Key deliverable

Develop Terms of Reference.

Establish a program for gathering community and stakeholder input in order to represent the Liverpool community.

Prepare Council’s airport precinct strategy.

Engage independent expertise as required on land use, connecting infrastructure and business development strategies

Establish and implement a meeting schedule and work program for the Taskforce

Priority areas for the Taskforce’s consideration include:

 

·    Need for significant Federal and State infrastructure investment to support the Airport and the development that will precede the Airport, especially transport (road and rail);

·    Land use planning and appropriate zoning outcomes;

·    Strategic land acquisition and transport corridor preservation;

·    Management and mitigation of potential impacts: traffic, future aircraft noise, air quality, community health, water quality, lifestyle and amenity; and

 

It is proposed that the Committee’s forward work program and priorities for action be discussed at the first meeting.

 

Taskforce Charter

 

A draft Charter has been prepared for the new Badgerys Creek Airport Taskforce and is attached to this report for Council consideration.  It is recommended the Charter be adopted.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Further develop a commercial centre that accommodates a variety of employment opportunities.

Deliver a high quality local road system including provision and maintenance of infrastructure and management of traffic issues.

Facilitate economic development.

The new airport is expected to generate 20,000 jobs in the Liverpool LGA alone.  Investment in strategic land use planning will be essential to optimise long term economic and employment outcomes for the Liverpool community.

Environmental and Sustainability

Manage air, water, noise and chemical pollution.

Promote an integrated and user friendly public transport service.

Support the delivery of a range of transport options.

It is important that the environmental impacts of the new airport are effectively managed and mitigated.  Advocacy and planning for sustainable transport solutions will be key priorities for the new taskforce committee and working party.


Social and Cultural

Preserve and maintain heritage, both landscape and cultural as urban development takes place.


Civic Leadership and Governance

Act as an environmental leader in the community.

Undertake communication practices with the community and stakeholders across a range of media.

Actively advocate for federal and state government support, funding and services.

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.View

Letter from the Mayor to the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Hon Warren Truss, offering accommodation to the Federal Government for airport planning staff

2.View

Badgerys Creek Taskforce Draft Charter

  


131

ED 01

Establishment of Liverpool Airport Coordination Group and Liverpool Airport Taskforce

Attachment 1

Letter from the Mayor to the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Hon Warren Truss, offering accommodation to the Federal Government for airport planning staff

 


131

ED 01

Establishment of Liverpool Airport Coordination Group and Liverpool Airport Taskforce

Attachment 2

Badgerys Creek Taskforce Draft Charter

 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 


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Business Excellence Report

 

GMBE 01

March 2014 Budget Review

 

Strategic Direction

Leading Proactive Council

Provide business excellence and financial sustainability to deliver services that meet community expectations

Key Policy

Long-Term Financial Plan

File Ref

078406.2014

Report By

Vishwa Nadan - Service Manager Financial Management

Approved By

Matthew Walker - Group Manager Business Excellence

 

 

Executive Summary

 

On 26 June 2013 Council adopted a balanced budget for the 2013/2014 financial year.

 

The review of Council's budget as at 31 March 2014 has resulted in a general fund surplus for the quarter of $541k and a forecast working funds result for the year ended 30 June 2014 of $3,541m.

 

This report outlines the budget variations identified during the March quarter budget review and recommends that Council receives and notes the report and votes the identified budget adjustments in accordance with this report.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Receives and notes the report.

 

2.       Votes the identified budget variations in accordance with this report.

 

3.       Consider and approve following recommended initiatives to commit the surplus funds:

 

·    Transfer $125k to the Plant Reserve

·    Allocate $250k to engage a Fire Inspection Consultant

·    Transfer $166k to the Council Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPORT

 

Legislative Requirements

 

Clause 203(1) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 requires the Responsible Accounting Officer to provide a quarterly budget review not later than two months after each quarter's end. This report provides an overview of the results on the financial review for the quarter ended 31 March 2014.

 

Budget Commentary

 

In June 2013 Council adopted a balanced budget for the 2013/2014 financial year, after allowing for depreciation (a non-cash item) of $32.199m.

 

Program managers have conducted a review of their programs with a view to providing a revised forecast for the financial year ended 30 June 2014. Managers take into consideration events that have occurred to date and/or information that has become available since the adoption of the original budget and the impact of which provides the basis for any revised forecasts. 

 

Following the completion of this review, the forecast for the year ended 30 June 2014 is a working funds balance of $3.541m after allowing for the general fund surplus result of $541k in the March quarter review.

 

Description

Surplus/Deficit

$'000

Cumulative

Surplus/Deficit

$’000

Original Surplus

0

0

Add: Surplus per Audited Financial Reports

133

133

Less: Reduction in shop inspection fees

(138)

(5)

Add: Funding of reduction in revenue from Salary Savings

138

133

Less:  Funding of building works at the Old  Miller Library (31 July 2013, GMEE07)

(50)

83

Less: Funding of membership of Western Sydney First Program (28 August 2013, GMEE04)

(12)

71

September Review Surplus

1,167

1,238

Less: Funding for upgrade works to the boom gate and pay stations at Warren Service Way car park $390k; Transfer $848k to the Council Reserve

 

(1,238)

0

Less: Funding of Access Audit (30 October 2013 , GMEE05)

(20)

(20)

Less: Funding ten temporary Town Planners (30 October 2013, DIRS02)

(235)

(255)

Less: Funding Middleton Grange event and signage (18 December 2013, COMM06)

(5.5)

(260.5)

Less: Funding  Liverpool Mobility Map update (18 December 2013, COMM02)

(15)

(275.5)

Less: Funding  membership Future City (18 December 2013, COMM04)

(15)

(290.5)

Add: December  Review Surplus

35.3

(255.2)

Less: Membership to Committee of Sydney

(15)

(270.2)

Less: Mayoral minute on the organization of two interfaith dinners

(10)

(280.2)

Less: Additional funding for Access Audits

(2.6)

(282.8)

Add: March Quarter Review Surplus

823.3

540.5

 

 

Attachment 1 – Variation to general fund works: highlights in detail the general fund movements for the quarter resulting in a net surplus of $823k mainly due to the following:

 

 Key favourable budget variations include:

 

·    $693k -  Lower principal loan and interest repayment

·    $392k -  Lower emergency fire services levy

·    $201k – Higher legal cost recoveries from successful litigations

·    $170k – Higher revenue from inspection fees

 

Key unfavourable budget variations include:

 

·    $250k – Allocation of interest to Iconic Development Reserve

·    $180k – Higher electricity charges for street lighting

·    $160k – Higher water usage charges at sporting facilities

·    $115k – Lower revenue from Construction Certificates

·    $80k – Additional event management, marketing & other costs to host Night Markets

 

Attachment 2 – Variations to grant and contributions funded works:  highlights movements in works and/or operations that are funded via grants or contributions.  Any variation to expenditure is offset by an increase or decrease in funding from these sources resulting in a nil impact on general funds.

 

Attachment 3 – Variations to S94 works:  highlights all budget movements in S94 funded works. Variations in S94 works do not impact on the bottom line surplus/deficit as all works are funded from S94 developer contributions. Any surplus funds on budgeted works remain restricted for future use in accordance with legislative requirements.

 

 

Attachment 4 – Variations to Reserves: highlights movements in works and/or operations that are funded from reserves (internal and/or external).  Any variation to expenditure is offset by an increase or decrease in funding from the respective reserve resulting in a nil impact on general funds.

 

Attachment 5 – Grants Status Report:  Has two components, the first listing all annual grant submissions, the second, listing all grants that have been applied for during the quarter detailing the project title, amount sought, the funding body and the status of the application.

 

Council officers are continually seeking alternate sources of funding as opportunities arise.

 

Attachment 6 - Quarter 3 Budget Review Summary (QBRS): This report presents a summary of Council's financial position at the end of each quarter. It has five components:

 

1.   A consolidated Budget Review Income and Expenses Statement showing the revised estimated income and expenditure for the year against the original estimate of annual income and expenditure as shown in Council's Operational Plan.

2.   Budget Review Capital Budget Statement: This report breaks the capital expenditure review into New and Renewal assets and respective reserve funding.

3.   Cash and Investments Budget Review Statement providing dissection of how restricted and unrestricted cash are funded by the level of Cash and Investments.

4.   Key Performance Indicators.

5.   Contracts and Other Expenses Statement.

 

Working Funds

 

It is recommended that Council maintain an uncommitted working funds balance of approximately $3m.

 


 

 

Description

 

 

 

Movement

$'000

Cumulative Working Funds Balance

$'000

Working Funds Balance (per audited financial reports)

 

3,133

Less: Reduction in shop inspection fees

(138)

2,995

Add: Funding of reduction in revenue from Salary Savings

138

3,133

Less:  Funding of building works at the Old  Miller Library (31 July 2013, GMEE07)

(50)

3,083

Less: Funding of membership of Western Sydney First Program (28 August 2013, GMEE04)

(12)

3,071

September Review Surplus

1,167

4,238

Less: Funding for upgrade works to the boom gate and pay stations at Warren Service Way car park $390k; Transfer $848k to the Council Reserve

 

(1,238)

3,000

Less: Funding of Access Audit (30 October 2013 , GMEE05)

 

(20)

2,980

Less: Funding ten temporary Town Planners (30 October 2013, DIRS02)

(235)

2,745

Less: Funding Middleton Grange event and signage (18 December 2013, COMM06)

(5.5)

2,739.5

Less: Funding  Liverpool Mobility Map update (18 December 2013, COMM02)

(15)

2,724.5

Less: Funding  membership Future City (18 December 2013, COMM04)

(15)

2,709.5

Add: December  2013 Review Surplus

35.3

2,744.8

Less: Membership to Committee of Sydney

(15)

2,729.8

Less: Mayoral minute on the organization of two interfaith dinners

(10)

2,719.8

Less: Additional funding for Access Audits

(2.6)

2,717.2

Add: March Quarter Review Surplus

823.3

3,540.5

 

The above balance is outside of the target adopted in the 2013/2017 Delivery Plan. Recommendations to commit surplus funds are included.

 

As the Responsible Accounting Officer, it is the Executive Director’s opinion that the short term financial position of Council is considered satisfactory.

 

This Report recommends that Council receives and notes the report and votes the budget variations in accordance with this report.

 

 

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Following the completion of the March quarter budget review, the budget result is a surplus of $541k inclusive of Council resolutions during the quarter and the forecast working funds balance, as at 30 June 2014 is approximately $3.541m.

 

Recommendations to commit surplus funds are included.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership and Governance

Deliver services that are customer focused.

Operate a well-developed governance system that demonstrates accountability, transparency and ethical conduct.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.View

Variations to General fund Works

2.View

Variation to grant & contribution funded works

3.View

Variations to S94 works

4.View

Variation to Reserves

5.View

Grant Status Report - Applications

6.View

Grant Status Report - Received

7.View

Quarter 3 Budget Review Summary

8.View

Cash and Investment Report

9.View

Key Performance Indicators

10.View

Consultancy & legal expenses budget review statement

11.View

Contracts and other Expenses Statement

  


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GMBE 01

March 2014 Budget Review

Attachment 1

Variations to General fund Works

 


 


 


 


149

GMBE 01

March 2014 Budget Review

Attachment 2

Variation to grant & contribution funded works

 


 


151

GMBE 01

March 2014 Budget Review

Attachment 3

Variations to S94 works

 


 


155

GMBE 01

March 2014 Budget Review

Attachment 4

Variation to Reserves

 


 


 


 


159

GMBE 01

March 2014 Budget Review

Attachment 5

Grant Status Report - Applications

 


 


 


159

GMBE 01

March 2014 Budget Review

Attachment 6

Grant Status Report - Received

 


 


 


 


 


167

GMBE 01

March 2014 Budget Review

Attachment 7

Quarter 3 Budget Review Summary

 


 


 


167

GMBE 01

March 2014 Budget Review

Attachment 8

Cash and Investment Report

 


169

GMBE 01

March 2014 Budget Review

Attachment 9

Key Performance Indicators

 


 


171

GMBE 01

March 2014 Budget Review

Attachment 10

Consultancy & legal expenses budget review statement

 


171

GMBE 01

March 2014 Budget Review

Attachment 11

Contracts and other Expenses Statement

 


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Business Excellence Report

 

GMBE 02

2008/2009 Refinancing Existing Loan

 

Strategic Direction

Leading Proactive Council

Provide business excellence and financial sustainability to deliver services that meet community expectations

Key Policy

Long-Term Financial Plan

File Ref

098159.2014

Report By

Christian  Hope - Senior Financial Accountant

Approved By

Matthew Walker - Group Manager Business Excellence

 

 

Executive Summary

 

At its meeting on 29 June 2009 Council approved the 2008/2009 loan borrowing program for $6.5 million to fund capital works in accordance with the adopted 2007/2008 budget.

 

This loan was originally taken for a repayment tenor of fifteen years renewable after a term of five years. This report advises Council that it must now seek to enter into a refinancing agreement on this loan as the current agreement expires on 30 June 2014. The balance on this loan on its expiry date is expected to be about $4.78 million with ten years remaining as per the adopted 2007/2008 budget.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council note the refinancing requirement for this loan and authorise the Acting Chief Executive Officer to accept the best quote offered and execute the loan agreement.

 

REPORT

 

In accordance with adopted 2007/2008 budget Council drew down a loan of $6.5 million on 30 June 2009. This loan was approved to fund capital works as follows:

 

(1) Roads & Transport Assets $5.9m; and

 

(2) Drainage Works $600k

 

Given the uncertainty in the financial market during the peak of the Global Financial Crisis, banks in Australia were unwilling to lend for longer than five years. Council took a five year renewable reset margin loan (margin of 2.2% over 90 day BBSY) with repayments based on a tenor of fifteen years.

 

This loan is due for refinancing on 30 June 2014. As such Council now needs to invite for quotations to refinance the balance of approximately $4.78 million over the remaining period of 10 years from the 2007/2008 adopted budget.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Refinancing of the 2008/2009 loan program is consistent with Council’s Long Term Financial Plan. The proposed 2014/15 budget assumed a debt servicing cost of about $780k per annum on this loan.

Principal and interest repayments on the refinanced agreement will be incorporated in future budgets.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership and Governance

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Business Excellence Report

 

GMBE 03

Statutory Investment Report April 2014

 

Strategic Direction

Leading Proactive Council

Provide business excellence and financial sustainability to deliver services that meet community expectations

Key Policy

Long-Term Financial Plan

File Ref

098246.2014

Report By

Christian  Hope - Senior Financial Accountant

Approved By

Matthew Walker - Group Manager Business Excellence

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report details the balance of investments held at 30 April 2014 in a form compliant with Section 625 of the Local Government Act 1993, Clause 212 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 and Council's Investment Policy at the time of entering into each transaction.

 

Council held investments with a market value of $144.39 million as at 30 April 2014. The portfolio yielded a return of 4.16 per cent being 148 basis points above the benchmark of 2.68 per cent for the month of April 2014.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes this report.

 

REPORT

 

Clause 212 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 requires that the Responsible Accounting Officer must provide Council with a written report setting out details of all money that Council has invested under section 625 of the Local Government Act 1993.

Council's portfolio of $144.39 million consisted of $14.15 million invested in various debt securities (bonds) with maturity dates ranging from one year to thirteen and a half years; $121.5 million in short to medium term deposits; and $8.74 million in Cash at Call bank accounts. Council yielded a return of 4.16 per cent being 148 basis points above the benchmark of 2.68 per cent for the month of April.


As at the end of March 2014 the ratio of market value compared to face value of various debt securities is shown in the table below.

 

Asset Class

Apr-14

Jun-13

Senior Debts (FRN's)

101.74%

 101.79%

Senior Bonds (NCD & Corporate Bonds)

106.06%

 106.3%

MBS (Reverse Mortgage Backed Securities)

  57.4%

  57.07%

Total

  93.36%

  90.89%

 

Council is fully compliant with the requirements of the Ministerial Investment Order including the grand fathering provision in regards to its investment portfolio holdings. The grand fathering provision states that Council may continue to hold to maturity, redeem or sell investments that comply with previous Ministerial Investment Orders. Any new investments must comply with the most recent Order.

 

At its May 2014 meeting, the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.5 per cent. A statement released on 6 May 2014 by Glenn Stevens, Governor of the RBA commenting on the RBA decision is attached to this report.

 

The return on term deposits over medium term (2 to 3 years to maturity) is currently at 4.05 per cent to 4.35 per cent per annum. Short term deposits rate (less than one year to maturity) is hovering from 3.2 per cent for 30 days to 3.85 per cent for one year.

 

Council continues to closely monitor the investments in its portfolio to ensure continued compliance and minimal exposure to risk.

 

Portfolios break down (at "Market Value")

 

The chart below shows the proportion of Council's investment portfolio by category of investment type at market value.

 

Movement in Investment Holding

 

Council held investments with a market value of $144.39 million as at 30 April 2014 compared to $148.63 million as at 31 March 2014.  A summary of major types of receipts and payments for the period is attached to this report.

 

Portfolio Maturity Profile

 

The chart below shows the market value of funds invested at different durations to maturity.

 

 

Investment Portfolio at a Glance

 

Portfolio Performance vs. 90 day annualised Bank Bill Index for the month

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The portfolio yield for April is above the annualised benchmark for the month (4.16% against 2.68%).

Portfolio Performance vs. 90 day Bank Bill index over the 12 month period.

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The portfolio yield for the past 12 month period is above the benchmark for the same period (4.33% against 2.71%).

Annual Income vs. Budget

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Council’s investment income on

General Fund was $36k below the year to date revised budget.

 

Investment Policy Compliance

 

Legislative Requirements

 

        MCWB01114_0000[1]

Fully Compliant.

Portfolio Credit Rating Limit

        MCWB01114_0000[1]

Fully Compliant.

Institutional Exposure Limits

        MCWB01114_0000[1]

Fully Compliant.

Term to Maturity Limits

       X

Exceeded term to maturity limit on

existing Mortgage Back Securities

purchased in 2006 and in 2007

The maturity dates have been

extended by the issuer of the

securities to reflect the revised

actuarial expected weighted average life (WAL) of when they are most likely to be fully paid.

 

Certificate of Responsible Accounting Officer

 

The Executive Director, as Responsible Accounting Officer certifies that the investments listed in the attached report have been made in accordance with Section 625 of the Local Government Act 1993, Clause 212 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 and Councils Investment Policies at the time of their placement. The previous investments are covered by the “grandfather” clauses of the current investment guidelines issued by the Minister for Local Government.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

For the month of April 2014, Council investment income on General Fund was below year to date revised budget by $36k however it is expected to achieve the annual budget by the end of this financial year.

Council's portfolio and returns will be closely monitored for the remainder of the year.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership and Governance

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.View

Statement by Glen Stevens Governor RBA  May 2014

2.View

Movement in Investment Holding April 2014

3.View

Portfolio Investment Details

4.View

Performance Graphs Actual to Budget April 2014

  


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Statutory Investment Report April 2014

Attachment 1

Statement by Glen Stevens Governor RBA  May 2014

 


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Statutory Investment Report April 2014

Attachment 2

Movement in Investment Holding April 2014

 


 


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Statutory Investment Report April 2014

Attachment 3

Portfolio Investment Details

 


 


 


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Statutory Investment Report April 2014

Attachment 4

Performance Graphs Actual to Budget April 2014

 

 


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Community and Culture  Report

 

GMCC 01

Expression of Interest EOI2333 Management of Leisure Centre - Carnes Hill

 

Strategic Direction

Healthy Inclusive  City

Plan, support and deliver high quality and accessible services, program and facilities

Key Policy

Recreation Strategy

File Ref

080228.2014

Endorsed By

Marlene Henry - Senior Coordinator Early Childhood Services

Approved By

Kiersten Fishburn - Group Manager Community & Culture

 

 

Recommended By

Marlene Henry

Chairperson

Mark Egan

Committee Member

Rebekah Elliot

Committee Member

Bill Stanley

Convenor

 

Executive Summary

 

It is Council’s intention to develop a shortlist of applicants who have an interest in the operation, management, marketing and provision of programs, activities and events of a leisure facility proposed at West Hoxton, located within the Carnes Hill Precinct in the Liverpool LGA.

 

There has been no contract in place previously for these services.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That Council:

1.       Accept the Expression of Interest received and place on a shortlist of applicants.

2.       Revisit the provision of a shortlist of applicants when the building is completed to reflect potential future market interest.

3.       Makes public its decision regarding tender EOI 2333 Management of Leisure Centre – Carnes Hill.

4.       Notes that the Executive Director will finalise all details and sign the Letter of Acceptance following publication of draft Minutes on Council website for the tender, giving it contractual effect, in accordance with delegated authority.

5.       Keeps confidential the details supplied in this report containing information on the submissions received, pursuant to the provisions of Section 10A(2)(d)(i) of the Local Government Act 1993 as it contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it.

 

REPORT

 

At the Council meeting held on 5 February 2012, Council recommended to seek expressions of interest form the market for the management and operation of the planned Carnes Hill Recreation Centre.  At this stage, Council was intending to seek interest from applicants for a shortlist from suitably qualified applicants.  No contract was to be entered into at this stage, not would the creation of the shortlist guarantee that a contract would be entered into.  The shortlist may be reopened at a later stage upon the physical completion of the facility.

 

An expression of interest was developed, and application were invited publicly via the Sydney Morning Herald on 18 March 2014, the Liverpool Leader and South West Advertiser on 26 March 2014 and was made available on the Council eTendering portal https://www.tenderlink.com/liverpoolcity from 18 March 2014.

 

Tenders closed at 3:00 pm on Friday 11 April 2014, with one submission received.

 

The expression of interest was reviewed to assess its conformance to the Conditions of Tender and Conditions of Contract.  The expression of interest was deemed to be conforming and progressed to the next stage of evaluation.

 

Full details of the expression of interest are provided in a confidential report under separate cover.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Facilitate economic development.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social and Cultural

Deliver high quality services for children and their families.

Civic Leadership and Governance

Operate a well developed governance system that demonstrates accountability, transparency and ethical conduct.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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GMCC 02

Liverpool City Council Sporting Grants Program 2013/2014

 

Strategic Direction

Healthy Inclusive  City

Improve health and wellbeing and encourage a happy, active community

Key Policy

Recreation Strategy

File Ref

098067.2014

Report By

Mark Westley - Sports Development Officer

Approved By

Kiersten Fishburn - Group Manager Community & Culture

 

 

Executive Summary

 

At its meeting held on 15 February 2010, Council approved funding which established the Liverpool City Council Sporting Grants program to provide sporting grants to the Junior Sporting Clubs of Liverpool.

 

The total amount of available grant funds for the 2013/2014 financial year is $30,000 with  $5,000 of this total allocated towards sports for people with disability.  The maximum grant is limited to $5,000 per applicant.

 

This report recommends the allocation of sporting grants to Junior Sporting Clubs of Liverpool, as per the recommendations from the Sports Committee grants assessment panel.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Adopts the recommendations for Sporting Grants, as determined by the Liverpool  Sports Committee grants assessment panel:

Sporting Organisation

Amount

Chipping Norton Baseball Club

$2,929.00

Australian Barefoot Water Ski Club

$317.00

Bringelly Netball Club

$5,000.00

South West Tigers Junior AFL Club

$1,414.00

Moorebank Sports Netball Club

$3,618.00

Moorebank Liverpool District Hockey Club

$1,290.00

Prestons Robins Little Athletics

$2,500.00

Southern Districts Soccer Football Association

$5,000.00

Southern Districts Softball Association

$2,932.00

Total

$25,000.00

 

2.   Due to the absence of applications in the “disability” category, allocate the grant funding which is specifically for people with a disability, to applicants who were identified as next eligible for funding:

Sporting Organisation

Amount

Liverpool PSSA

$5,000.00

Total

$5,000.00

 

REPORT

 

At its meeting held on 15 February 2010, Council approved funding which established the Liverpool City Council Sporting Grants program to provide sporting grants to the Junior Sporting Clubs of Liverpool.

 

A total of $30,000 has been allocated for distribution through the 2013/2014 grants program, $5,000 of the total amount is specifically allocated for sports for people with disability in the Local Government area.

 

Applications are assessed against the following criteria:

 

1.   A maximum of $5,000 will be available to each club however, applications for smaller amounts are encouraged.

2.   Applications must address how the grant will be used and must fall into the categories below:

Sporting Development

·    Coaching clinics

·    Sports camps

·    Training and development

Ground Development

·     Minor capital improvements

Maintenance Equipment

·    Line marking equipment

·    Ground maintenance equipment

Sporting Equipment

·    Playing kits

·    Club uniforms, kits etc

·    First aid and safety equipment

*Note: Equipment must remain the property of the club to be eligible.

 

Education

·    First aid training

·    Coaching and development programs

·    Safe Play

Club Diversity

·    Introduction of additional sports to a club

·    Expansion of club to include greater community involvement

3.   Council must receive applications by the due date. Applications can only be accepted from the appropriate office bearers of the Junior Sporting Club.

As these grants are specifically to support the youth of Liverpool, to be successful, sporting clubs must demonstrate that their members are predominately under the age of 16 years.

 

Clubs, which are successful, will be deemed ineligible to apply for further support under this scheme in the following year.

 

Applications were assessed by a panel of representatives from the Liverpool City Sports Committee.  Applications were received from 19 clubs with 13 clubs being identified as worthy recipients of grants.

 

The following allocation of grants to applicants are recommended for adoption by Council and have been supported by the Liverpool City Sports Committee Sporting Grants Assessment Panel at the meeting held on 29 April 2014. These grants total $25,000.00.

 

Sporting Organisation

Description

Amount

Chipping Norton Baseball Club

Sporting equipment and drum mower.

$2,929.00

Australian Barefoot Water Ski Club

First aid equipment.

$317.00

Bringelly Netball Club

Coaching & umpiring courses.  Sporting equipment.

$5,000.00

South West Tigers Junior AFL Club

First aid and safety equipment.

$1,414.00

Moorebank Sports Netball Club

Sporting equipment

$3,618.00

Moorebank Liverpool District Hockey Club

Sporting equipment

$1,290.00

Prestons Robins Little Athletics

Mowing equipment

$2,500.00

Southern Districts Soccer Football Association

Player shelters

$5,000.00

Southern Districts Softball Association

First aid kits & line marking equipment

$2,932.00

Total

 

$25,000.00

 

 

 

 

There were no specific Disability Sports grant applications received this year.  The opportunity exists to distribute the $5,000 specifically allocated for disability sports in the local government area to the applicants who were identified as the next eligible for funding this year.

 

If this allocation is approved, the following sporting organisation will be eligible for a grant:

 

Sporting Organisation

 

Amount

Liverpool PSSA

Sporting uniforms.

$5,000.00

Total

 

$5,000.00

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

$30,000 has been allocated towards this grant program.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social and Cultural

Support community organisations, groups and volunteers to deliver coordinated services to the community.


Civic Leadership and Governance

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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GMCC 03

Adoption of the Customer Service and Communication Policy

 

Strategic Direction

Leading Proactive Council

Provide business excellence and financial sustainability to deliver services that meet community expectations

Key Policy

Customer Service Standards

File Ref

101555.2014

Report By

Kiersten Fishburn - Group Manager Community & Culture

Approved By

Kiersten Fishburn - Group Manager Community & Culture

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Liverpool City Council has an existing Service and Communication Policy which was originally developed in consultation with staff and management and adopted by Council on 9 December, 2002.    The purpose of the Policy is to specify the commitment of Council to quality service and effective communication. 

 

The policy has been reviewed and amended as required and this report recommends that Council’s existing Customer Service and Communication Policy be replaced with the attached Policy.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Adopts the revised Customer Service and Communication Policy.

 

2.   Continues to carry out customer service training for all staff incorporating the Customer Service and Communication Policy.

 

REPORT

 

Council’s Customer Service and Communication Policy was developed after consultation with staff and management and subsequently adopted by Council on 9 December, 2002.  Since then it has been reviewed and amended on a regular basis, the last time being July 2010.   Following a review the policy has been refined and reformatted in a simpler, more user friendly format.

 

Council is committed to providing quality service to the community and to providing standards of service to its clients and the community. The purpose of this Policy is to specify the commitment of Council to quality service and effective communication.  It specifically outlines the commitments of Council regarding communication and standards of service, and it describes the ways in which members of the community can assist Council to provide quality service. The Policy also outlines that there may be circumstances in which restrictions on communication may occur due to difficult complainants.

 

Our Customer Service Policy Statement directly aligns with our corporate values and articulates that Council:

 

Values the community and customers (including staff) by recognising diversity, respecting confidentiality, being courteous, patient, sensitive and attentive to our customers

 

Works together to build and maintain relationships with the community, based on open and effective communication, in order to better understand community needs and expectations

 

Respects people by encouraging honest, courteous, ethical, fair communication and decision making practices, valuing the views of others, having clear and consistent policies, using information and resources responsibly and efficiently, and act in accordance with legislation, Council's Code of Conduct and other Council policies.

 

Communicates effectively by providing open, accessible and honest communication, by providing the community with advice and other information that is clear and concise, and in plain English.

 

Shows leadership at all levels by committing to provide and maintain quality customer service to the community and maintaining these high standards in order to meet their needs using available resources, and by being proactive in our approach in providing excellent levels of internal and external customer service.

 

Comprehensive procedures detailing customer service standards, complaint handling and difficult complainants are also provided internally to all staff. These are consistent with the NSW Ombudsman’s Office guidelines.  Staff across Council are currently undertaking customer service training to enhance their capacity to deliver quality customer service as articulated in this Policy.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Provide customer service to facilitate economic development and growth.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social and Cultural

Raise awareness in the community about the available services and facilities.


Civic Leadership and Governance

Undertake communication practices with the community and stakeholders across a range of media.

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

Provide information about Council’s services, roles and decision making processes.

Deliver services that are customer focussed.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.View

Old Customer Service and Communication Policy

2.View

Revised Customer Service and Communication Policy

  


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Old Customer Service and Communication Policy

 


 


 


 


 


 


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Revised Customer Service and Communication Policy

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 


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Economy and Engagement Report

 

GMEE 01

Midnight Basketball Program

 

Strategic Direction

Healthy Inclusive  City

Plan, support and deliver high quality and accessible services, program and facilities

Key Policy

Youth Strategy

File Ref

095785.2014

Report By

Derek Tweed - Community Development Worker (Youth)

Approved By

Michael Cullen - Group Manager, Economy and Engagement

 

 

Executive Summary

 

At its meeting on 29 May, 2013 Council resolved to:

 

1. Facilitate a meeting with Midnight Basketball with the objective to implement such a program.

2. Report back to Council outcomes of the meeting and a proposed program.

3. Initially allocate $20,000 to the program from quarterly budget surplus.

4. Report back to Council any further financial implications.

This report provides an update on the outcomes of the inaugural Midnight Basketball program delivered in Liverpool on Friday evenings from Friday 14 February to Friday 4 April 2014.  It also recommends that additional resources be allocated to fund the staff time for the remaining three eight-week tournaments in accordance with the Midnight Basketball's Program requirements.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Receives and notes this report.

 

2.       Notes that an additional $19,597.56 from salary savings over 2014-15 and 2015-16 financial years will be allocated to cover the staff time associated with the delivery of the Liverpool Midnight Basketball Program.

 

 

 

 

 

REPORT

 

Midnight Basketball is a community based program that is run in partnership between Midnight Basketball Australia and Liverpool City Council. An agreement was signed between the two parties in November 2013 to deliver four eight-week Midnight Basketball tournaments within a two year period.

 

The Midnight Basketball Program is multi-faceted and requires extensive support from the community to succeed. The support includes a community management committee, approximately 15-20 volunteers per night to assist in running the games, local youth organisations to run life skills workshops and local businesses to provide services including catering for volunteers and players, fresh fruit for snacks, venue, security, shuttle bus, youth workers, referees and local Police.

 

The outcomes of the inaugural tournament were extremely positive and showed strong support for the program locally. Some highlights include:

 

·    Each tournament requires a maximum of 60 participants aged between 12 to 18 years of age. At this initial tournament 99 young people were registered to play and there was an average weekly attendance of 55 young people.

 

·    The program is for both males and females, with boys accounting for 75% of players and females accounting for 25%.

 

·    There were 40 volunteers registered for the tournament with a weekly average of 17 volunteers participating.

 

The community management committee is currently planning for tournament two to be delivered during Term 4 in October 2014. During this planning phase, retention of the management committee is crucial as well as building and maintaining partnerships with local businesses so that the program can be delivered efficiently and become financially sustainable.

 

There is a shortfall that exists in the current budget to ensure the effective delivery of the remaining three tournaments. Funds will be allocated from Council salary savings to cover overtime expenses for the Council officers required to attend the tournaments on Friday nights from 6pm to midnight for eight weeks at a time. The Council officers are required to oversee the program and facilitate the logistical aspects of the Friday nights such as volunteer management, catering, security liaison and arranging bus drop off routes.

 

The cost of overtime for two Council officers to participate in the Midnight Basketball Program is approximately $6532.52 per eight week tournament. The overtime payments for tournament one were covered through salary savings within the Economy and Engagement Group’s current budget. An additional budget allocation of $19,597.56 will be drawn from Council salary savings to deliver the remaining three tournaments as follows:

 

·    2014/2015 - $13,065.04 (two tournaments)

·    2015/2016 - $6,532.52

 

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Budget allocation of $19,597.56 from overall Council salary and operational savings over the 2014-15 and 2015-16 financial years.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social and Cultural

Raise awareness in the community about the available services and facilities.

Support policies and plans that promote crime prevention amongst young people.

Support community organisations, groups and volunteers to deliver coordinated services to the community.

Promote community harmony and address discrimination.

Deliver high quality services for children and their families.


Civic Leadership and Governance

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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GMEE 02

Donations Policy

 

Strategic Direction

Healthy Inclusive  City

Foster social inclusion, strengthen the local community and increase opportunities for people who may experience barriers

Key Policy

Donations Policy

File Ref

097693.2014

Report By

Rebekah  Elliott - A/ Coordinator Community Development

Approved By

Michael Cullen - Group Manager, Economy and Engagement

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council adopted a Donations Policy and Donations Procedure at its meeting held on 24 February 2014. The Policy outlines Council's commitment to building strong and resilient communities in Liverpool through the provision of financial assistance in the form of donations and grants to individuals and groups.

 

The recommended changes to the Donations Policy have a strategic intent to build the capacity of local community groups, organisations and services to better meet the needs of our growing community. The Policy has been reviewed with reference to best practice principles of grant making and grants administration as outlined by the Australian Institute of Grants Management and NSW Government.

 

This report recommends the revised Donations Policy be adopted and describes the key elements and proposed improvements to the categories to develop a more effective, co-ordinated and transparent donations program that delivers positive outcomes for individuals and communities of Liverpool.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council adopts The Donations and Community Grants Policy.

 

REPORT

 

The current Donations Policy was adopted by Council at its meeting on 24 February 2014. Interim changes have been made to the Donations Policy to tighten procedures and minimise inconsistencies. It was proposed to bring to Council before the end of the financial year a revised Donations Policy that has a strategic intent to build the capacity of local community groups, organisations and services to better meet the needs of our growing community.

 

The Policy demonstrates Council's commitment to building strong and resilient communities in Liverpool through the provision of financial assistance in the form of donations and grants to individuals and groups. This is in accordance with Section 356 of the Local Government Act (1993) which stipulates that:

 

1.   A council may, in accordance with a resolution of the council, contribute money or otherwise grant financial assistance to persons for the purpose of exercising its functions.

 

The provision of donations and grants provides a mechanism for Liverpool City Council to further the directions highlighted in Growing Liverpool 2023 and the subsequent aims identified in social, economic, environmental and cultural policies.

 

The overall review of the policy has been to enhance the existing donations and community grant program to ensure the most effective and efficient distribution of monies to community group and to better accommodate the needs of applicants. Overall changes to the policy include:

 

1.   Alignment with a community capacity building approach to be more consistent with strategies in Growing Liverpool 2023 Community Strategic Plan, in particular to foster social inclusion, strengthen the local community and increase opportunities for people who may experience barriers.

 

2.   Quarterly programs to be more responsive to community needs and to minimise the transaction costs to the applicant.

 

3.   A 12 month transition period, so applicants in the pipeline can be considered under existing policy.

 

The draft Donations and Community Grants Policy has been reviewed to better align with national best practice principles of grant making and grants administration as outlined by the Australian Institute of Grants Management and the NSW Government. Key principles of best practice grant making that have been taken into consideration include accountability, transparency, efficiency, effectiveness and alignment with key organisational priorities.

 

The key recommended changes to the Donations policy are as follows.

 

1)   Policy Name

It is proposed to rename the Donation Policy to Donation and Community Grants Policy as the policy relates to both donations and grants distributed by Council under Section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

2)   Sporting Donations

Funding allocation: $15,000

 

Proposed change is to accept and assess applications on a quarterly basis.

 

3)   National and International Events

Budget for this program is provided by Council resolution.

There are no proposed changes to this category.

 

4)   Community Grants Program

Funding allocation: $80,000

 

The key changes recommended to this category in order to tighten procedures and minimise inconsistencies includes:

 

a)   Strengthened assessment criteria to recognise contributions from applicants including donated supplies, materials, services, volunteering time or direct cash input.

 

b)   Community Capacity Building is the program objective. Community Capacity Building involves the provision of community activities that contribute to people developing their own capacity and resilience to maintain and build on their own resources and to manage future challenges. This assists organisations not becoming reliant on Council for funding programs.

 

c)   Recurrent projects are considered as ineligible as the program has a focus on strengthening communities through building the capacity of and providing opportunities for people to actively engage with their community. Current applicants applying for recurrent program will be transitioned over a 12 month period.

 

d)   Applications will be accepted and assessed on a quarterly basis. This aligns with best practice grant making. It supports processes and frameworks consistent with funding programs available through state and federal governments as well as programs offered through foundations and trusts. It also provides opportunities for better planning and coordinated approaches to grant seeking within the local community sector.

 

5)   Small Grants Program

Budget allocation: $ 10,000

 

Based on the current low utilisation rate of the Small Grants Program, it is proposed that this program be replaced by a Quick Response Grants Program. The Quick Response Grants Program will provide financial assistance of up to $2,500 to community groups, organisations and services for projects that are addressing an unforeseen, unexpected or emergency community needs. This program will be an open program, accepting applications on an ad-hoc basis.

 

6)   Youth Donations

Budget allocation: $7,500

 

It is recognised that participation in leadership initiatives contribute significantly to a young person’s career development and their engagement with social networks and their community. The key recommended changes to this category include:

 

a)   Applications will be accepted and assessed on a quarterly basis.

 

b)   Minimum amount an applicant can apply for is $500 and maximum amount is $1,500. This will assist with contributing towards expenses associated with participation in conferences, activities or events which foster local community leadership and participation.

 

c)   An applicant cannot request more than 50% of the overall costs associated with participation in conferences, activities or events which foster local community leadership and participation.

 

7)   School Donations

Budget allocation: $2,500

 

It is proposed that $100 be granted to each high school in the Liverpool local government area to be given as a prize to a student who has excelled in citizenship, academic studies, artistic endeavours or sporting competitions. Schools will be required to supply information on the student and to deliver the prize at the annual awards ceremony or equivalent. Where possible, the prize will also be presented by the Mayor (or delegate). In the case that a new school is established they will also be offered the grant and the budget for School Donations adjusted accordingly.  .

 

The draft Donations and Community Grants Policy can be found as an attachment to this report for the reference of Councillors.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

$100,000 is allocated to the Community Donations Program each financial year in line with Council's Operational Plan and Delivery Program and broken down in the categories as follows:

·    Community Grants $80,000

·    Youth Donations $7,500

·    School Donations $2,500

·    Quick Response Grants Program $10,000

 

$15,000 is allocated to the Sporting Donations Program each financial year in line with Council's Operational Plan and Delivery Program.

The budget for national and international events is assessed on a case-by-case basis and is allocated by resolution of Council.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social and Cultural

Raise awareness in the community about the available services and facilities.

Support community organisations, groups and volunteers to deliver coordinated services to the community.


Civic Leadership and Governance

The pursuit of leadership opportunities by students will be encouraged through the proposed changes to the school donations eligibility.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

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DRAFT Donations and Community Grants Policy - To be adopted by Council 28 May 2014

  


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GMEE 03

Donations, Grants and Sponsorship

 

Strategic Direction

Healthy Inclusive  City

Foster social inclusion, strengthen the local community and increase opportunities for people who may experience barriers

Key Policy

Donations Policy

File Ref

099457.2014

Report By

Rebekah  Elliott - A/ Coordinator Community Development

Approved By

Michael Cullen - Group Manager, Economy and Engagement

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council provides financial assistance to the community under three categories; Community Donations (including Community Grants, Small Grants, Men’s Shed One-off Grants, School and Youth Donations), Sporting Donations and Corporate Sponsorship.

 

The Financial Contributions Panel (FCP) met recently to consider applications from local residents for the Sporting Donations Program and local community organisations for the Community Grants and Corporate Sponsorship.

 

This report presents the funding recommendations made by the FCP for Council's consideration.

 

Note: a separate Council report proposing changes to the Donations Policy has also been submitted to the May Council meeting. The recommended donations, grants and sponsorship requests proposed in this report are in accordance with the existing Donations Policy.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Endorses the Financial Contribution Panel's recommendations for the provision of $3,800 under the Sporting Donations Program as summarised in the table below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applicant Name

Amount

Jasmine Pritchard

$200

Cameron Parsons

$200

Keifer Dotti

$500

Jacob Dowson

$200

Jonas Dowson

$200

Maddison Blackman

$100

Gaurav Sami

$100

Shaneel Sami

$100

Ian Thomas McFarlane

$500

Elyse Nicole Ryan

$500

Hayley Rotondo

$100

Shannon Brown

$100

Jayden Lach

$500

Jake Holmes

$100

Kaushal Kumar

$100

Jessica Cutner

$300

 

2.       Endorses the Financial Contribution Panel's recommendations for the provision of $22,140.35 under the Community Grants Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant Name

Project Name

Amount

Karitane

Harmony At Home

$2,500

Karitane

Engaging Vulnerable Families

$4,723

The Probus Club of Liverpool City Inc.

Liverpool City Probus

$4,127.85

City of Liverpool Meals on Wheels

Christmas Hamper Project for Meals on Wheels clients

$3,500

Liverpool U3A – School for Seniors Inc.

Purchase of new lounges

$1,252

Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections

Pre-Loved Clothing Store

$935

Miller Art & Fact Inc

2168 Youth Music Project: Developing Local Talent

$4,825.50

Treehouse Theatre Inc.

The Tree of Life Project

$5,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPORT

 

The Donations program has three categories:

 

·    Community Donations (including Community Grants, Small Grants, Men’s Shed One-off Grants School and Youth Donations);

 

·    Sporting Donations; and

 

·    Corporate Sponsorship.

Applications for Sporting Donations, Community Grants and Corporate Sponsorship are accepted on an ongoing basis. Applications are then reviewed by the Financial Contributions Panel (FCP) comprising of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Chief Executive Officer and delegated staff.

 

This report contains the most recent recommendations by the FCP for Sporting Donations, and Community Grants.

 

Sporting Donations

 

Council's Sporting Donations Program is available to individuals and sporting teams who live in Liverpool City. Seventeen (17) applications for sporting donations were received by Council. Sixteen (16) applications met the program criteria and were recommended for funding by the Liverpool Sports Committee. The program criteria can be found as an attachment to this report for the reference of Councillors. A summary of the request received and the FCP recommendations are shown in the table below.