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Ordinary Council Meeting

26 November 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, 26 November 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.

 

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Carl Wulff

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

 


 

 

 


Order of Business

 

                                                                                                              PAGE     TAB

Opening

Prayer

Apologies 

Condolences

Confirmation of Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting held on 29 October 2014............................................................... 6

Declarations of Interest

Public Forum

Mayoral Report

NIL

Notices of Motion Of Rescission

NIL

Notices of Motion

NOM 01          Pedestrian Crossing Flowerdale Road Liverpool............................................ 76......... 1

NOM 02          Comments made by Penrith Councillor regarding Islamic Community of Liverpool  78 2

NOM 03          Sponsorship of the Luddenham Show............................................................ 85......... 3

NOM 04          Train service from Liverpool to Sydney CBD................................................ 91......... 4

Motions of Urgency

NIL

Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel Report

NIL

Development Application Determination Report

NIL

Chief Executive Officer Report

NIL

Business Improvement Report

NIL

 

 

Chief Financial Officer

CFO 01           September Performance Report.................................................................... 93......... 5

CFO 02           Investment Report October 2014................................................................... 96......... 6

CFO 03           Local Infrastructure Renewal Scheme (LIRS) - Funding Agreement and Borrowing 107                                                                                                                           7

CFO 04           September 2014 Budget Review.................................................................. 123......... 8

City Presentation Report

DCP 01           Review of Domestic Waste Management Policy......................................... 153......... 9

Community and Culture  Report

DCC 01          Donations, Grants and Sponsorships........................................................... 178....... 10

DCC 02          Request for Rental Waiver - The City of Liverpool and District Historical Society Inc. 187                                                                                                                         11

Economy and Engagement Report

NIL

Infrastructure and Environment Report

DIEN 01          Liverpool Pioneers' Park Draft Interpretative Signage Strategy.................. 190....... 12

DIEN 02          Gibson and Dunrossil Avenues, Casula ...................................................... 194....... 13

Planning and Growth Report

DPG 01          Liverpool LEP Amendment No. 50 - at 900 Cowpasture Rd, Cecil Hills (Sydney Water Site)............................................................................................................... 196....... 14

DPG 02          Austral Leppington North Contributions Plan................................................ 214....... 15

DPG 03          Review of Liverpool City Centre On Street Parking.................................... 225....... 16

DPG 04          Liverpool City Centre Traffic Study - Update on implementation of study recommendations......................................................................................... 234....... 17

DPG 05          Options for Considering Social Impact when Assessing Development Applications for Alcohol and Gaming Premises..................................................................... 240....... 18

Property and Commercial Development Report

NIL

Committee Reports

CTTE 01         Minutes of the Budget and Finance Committee........................................... 278....... 19

CTTE 02         Minutes of the Liverpool Access Committee 9 October 2014 and Notes of the Liverpool Access Committee 11 September 2014...................................................... 282....... 20

CTTE 03         Minutes of Liverpool Youth Council meeting held on 7 October 2014......... 290....... 21

CTTE 04         Minutes of Building Our New City Committee meeting held 5 November 2014..... 295 22

CTTE 05         Minutes of Economic Development Committee and Events Committee meeting held 5 November 2014............................................................................................ 302....... 23

CTTE 06         Minutes of Badgerys Creek Airport Taskforce meeting held 5 November 2014      310 24

CTTE 07         Heritage Advisory Committee Minutes of Meeting 7 October 2014............ 316....... 25

CTTE 08         No Intermodal Committee meeting Minutes 4 November 2014.................. 321....... 26

CTTE 09         Key Sites Master Planning Steering Committee Minutes from Meeting held 4 November 2014.............................................................................................................. 326....... 27

Correspondence Reports

CORR 01       Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence Report......................................... 332....... 28

Questions with Notice

QWN 01         Question with Notice - Mayor Mannoun....................................................... 335....... 29  

Questions Taken on Notice

 

 

Presentations by Councillors

 

 

Council in Closed Session

The following items are listed for consideration by Council in Closed Session with the public excluded, in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1993 as listed below:

 

CONF 01   WT2146 Kurrajong Road Extension between Sarah Hollands Drive and Kookaburra Road North

Reason:     Item CONF 01 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(d i) of the Local Government Act because it contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it.

 

CONF 02   WT2387 Structural Repairs to Northumberland Carpark

Reason:     Item CONF 02 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(d i) of the Local Government Act because it contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it.

 

CONF 03   WT2392 - Liverpool City Library Toilet Upgrade at 170 George Street, Liverpool

Reason:     Item CONF 03 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(d i) of the Local Government Act because it contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it.

 

CONF 04   Key Sites Master Planning Steering Committee Minutes from Meeting held 4 November 2014

Reason:     Item CONF 04 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(c) of the Local Government Act because it contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

 

CONF 05   Easement for Access over Lot 3 DP 703565 and Lot 1 DP 1196393, Speed Street, Liverpool

Reason:     Item CONF 05 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(c) of the Local Government Act because it contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

 

CONF 06   Acquisition of a part of Lot 12 DP 1108343, 60 Hall Circuit, Middleton Grange for drainage and open space purposes

Reason:     Item CONF 06 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(c) of the Local Government Act because it contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.  

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MINUTES OF THE Ordinary Meeting

HELD ON 29 October 2014

 

 

PRESENT:

Mayor Ned Mannoun

Councillor Balloot

Councillor Hadchiti

Councillor Hadid

Councillor Harle

Councillor Karnib

Councillor Mamone

Councillor Ristevski

Councillor Shelton

Councillor Stanley

Councillor Waller

Mr Carl Wulff Chief Executive Officer

Mr Gary Grantham, Chief Financial Officer

Ms Toni Averay, Director Planning and Growth

Ms Carole Todd, Director Business Improvement

Ms Kiersten Fishburn, Director Community and Culture

Mr Gino Belsito, Director City Presentation

Mr Michael Cullen, Director Economy and Engagement

Mr Raj Autar, Director Infrastructure and Environment

Mr John Morgan, Director Property and Commercial Development

 

 

The meeting commenced at 6.06pm

 

 

OPENING                              6.06pm

PRAYER                               The prayer of the Council was read by Reverend John Hall.

APOLOGIES                         Nil


 

 

CONDOLENCES

The Hon. Edward Gough Whitlam (read by Clr Stanley)

                                       

Men and Women of Liverpool

 

It is with great pride that I move the condolence motion for the Hon. Edward Gough Whitlam AO, QC former member for Werriwa and the 21st Prime Minister of Australia. Mr Whitlam was the member for Werriwa for 25 years from 1952 to 1978. During this time Mr. Whitlam represented much of the Liverpool Local Government Area. His influence on our city is noted by the many Council assets which are named in his honour such as the Whitlam Centre, Whitlam Ovals 1-4, and across our border in Fairfield Council the Whitlam library. His legacy of course is much deeper than this. It is his support of equality of opportunity; in healthcare, education, services the arts, libraries and much more.

 

As Australians we are still reaping the rewards from the reforms that were put in place during his Prime Ministership from 5th December 1972 until 11 November 1975. His legacy is varied and touched every Australian citizen. Universal health care, recognition of Aboriginal rights, recognition of China, access to University Education no matter your economic circumstances, providing sewer to the western suburbs of Sydney, pension reforms, no fault divorce and support of the Arts to name only a few.


Mr Whitlam passed away on 21st October 2014 at the age of 98.

 

Like many of my generation living in the western suburbs of Sydney, Mr Whitlam had great influences on myself and my family. His support of women's rights and the changes he made in the early sixties to the contribution of women in our great party mean that I sit here as woman and as an elected representative of the Labor party on Liverpool Council.

 

Some of my earliest memories involve Mr Whitlam, my father ringing from the election party in 1972 ( which was held at the El Toro Hotel at Warwick Farm) excited by the change in government after 23 years and the hope and promise that brought with it. My mother crying at his dismissal from office. My disappointment that he retired a little before I was able to vote for him. I have had the great privilege of serving on the Werriwa electorate council for many years as President and Secretary.

 

I met Mr. Whitlam twice; once as a teenager, at my high school he came to open our first multicultural day, a celebration of cultures which made up our school and country. His presence was amazing. He took time to walk around and look at each of the displays and talk to students and then much later at a book launch for a book that my sister was a contributor too, again he was generous with his time, and was able to converse with everyone in the room. We talked about Liverpool and his recollections of western Sydney and Werriwa.

 

My Labor party colleagues in the room tonight know of his importance to our party and I'm sure those previous members here also understand what a great contribution he continued to make to Australia and Labor after his retirement. In fact Mr Joe Durrant, our former Mayor, rang me concerned that this Council had plans to properly recognise Mr Whitlam’s passing. He related that Mr Whitlam often walked the streets of Liverpool whilst he was a member and Prime Minister, without the need for security guards, chatting to residents and acknowledging acclamations that were called out to him as he passed. Mr Whitlam’s electorate office was indeed in Liverpool for some of his time in office and is now the office of the current Member for Liverpool. In fact at a Branch meeting last night one of our members Mr Jim Brassil spoke eloquently about his time as chief of staff for Hon Lance Barnard, Whitlam’s Deputy. 

 

Paul Keating said of Whitlam “He changed the way Australia thought about itself and gave the country a new destiny. He helped create a more inclusive compassionate society that was more engaged in the world. Australia’s history can be divided as pre-1972 and post-1975.”

 

Most  Australian Prime Ministers are interested in big issues, macroeconomic policy, foreign affairs, taxation, health policy etc. and Gough Whitlam certainly made major contributions in these areas. But Gough was also interested in issues that most Prime Ministers miss, the experience of living in Australian suburbs. Gough Whitlam was the first Labor leader to represent an electorate based in the suburbs of Western Sydney. His children went to school here. He knew what it was like to live in the Western Suburbs, the suburbs of Liverpool, the suburbs of his Electorate and because of this, he knew what needed to be done to give everyone the opportunities to which they were entitled.

 

In Mr Whitlam’s own words: “My great objective as a parliamentarian was to dramatise the deficiencies and devise practical government programs to deal with them. It was a cause that went to the heart of our way of life. It seemed to me that if governments could not do something for the conditions of life in our cities and suburbs there was something deeply wrong with our system of government and our national priorities."

 

The Whitlam government was committed to improving life in suburbs like Liverpool, focusing on opportunities in the areas health, employment, transport, even sewerage.  In fact his partner in life Margaret when she realised the lack of facilities such as libraries and swimming pools lobbied to have these essential community assets available to the people of the electorate. She served for many years on the committee of the local swimming club.

 

According to Labor Frontbencher Hon. Chris Bowen Shadow Treasurer:

 

“He loved what Neville Wran said of him: ‘It was said of Caesar Augustus that he found Rome brick and left it marble. It will be said of Gough Whitlam that he found the outer suburbs of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane unsewered and left them fully flushed.'”

 

Last year, in a speech to the Whitlam Institute, Noel Pearson reflected this way on the achievements of the Whitlam government:

 

“Thirty-eight years later we are like John Cleese, Eric Idle and Michael Palin’s Jewish insurgents in the Life of Brian ranting against the despotic rule of Rome, defiantly demanding

“and what did the Romans ever do for us anyway?”

“Apart from Medibank?”

“and the Trade Practices Act 1974?”

“cutting tariff protections?”

“and no-fault divorce and the Family Law Act 1975?”

“the Australia Council?”

“the Federal Court?”

“the Order of Australia?”

“federal legal aid?”

“the Racial Discrimination Act 1975?”

“needs-based schools funding?”

“the recognition of China?”

“the Law Reform Commission?”

“the abolition of conscription?”

“student financial assistance?”

“FM radio and the Heritage Commission?”

“non-discriminatory immigration rules?”

“community health clinics?”

“Aboriginal land rights?”

“paid maternity leave for public servants?”

“lowering the minimum voting age to 18 years?”

“fair electoral boundaries and Senate representation for the Territories?

Our own National Anthem

A University in Western Sydney”

“Apart from all of this, what did this Roman ever do for us?”

 

These are, by any measure, an impressive list of achievements.

 

Gough Whitlam’s legacy is the improvement of the lives of all Australians, all over this country, those he gave choices to, single mothers, the young people who were the first in their families to gain a tertiary education that would not have otherwise been possible, improved healthcare, where it was no longer a choice between a visit to the doctor or food on the table.

 

He believed that all people mattered and that there should be opportunities provided to improve their lot in life.

 

Whilst Mr Whitlam will be missed, as members of the ALP we will continue to fight for the ideals he stood for and believed in and will strive to make Australia and Liverpool a better place for all its citizens.  

 

On behalf of my family and the community that I represent, I offer my deepest condolences to Gough’s family and especially his four children; Antony, Nicholas, Stephen and Catherine and his grandchildren. I am sure his loss will leave a large hole in their family.

 

It’s time to say goodbye now. Mr Whitlam you leave us with a better life and profoundly grateful that you were our comrade, our neighbour, our advocate, our local member, and  our Prime Minister and for many people like me, our hero. 

 

Perhaps one, overused but highly appropriate word describes the Hon Edward Gough Whitlam best; he is a “Legend.”

 

 

The Hon. Edward Gough Whitlam (read by Clr Waller)

 

The majority of us gathered here this evening are well aware of Gough Whitlam a man who was a local, a father, husband and who was a long time representative of this area and a former Prime Minister of Australia.

 

He has sadly passed away aged 98 on the 21st of October 2014.

 

He and his wife Margaret Whitlam were both very much a part of the local community for many, many years and very much a part of the political landscape. They are once again reunited.

 

Gough Whitlam was Prime Minister for three years from 1972 to 1975.  Australia saw it as ‘it’s time’ and voted to make Gough Whitlam who was the leader of the ALP, the 21st Prime Minister of Australia.

 

Australia was emerging from a very conservative era into a modern world. In a sense the symbolic nature of Whitlam being the 21st Prime Minister in itself was a coming of age action, he helped bring Australia into that modern world. It was time.

 

What affected me and family members greatly at the time of his election in a positive manner was; the end to conscription, the improvement of wages for the armed forces, Medicare, changing the voting age from 21 to 18, free university study, opening dialogue with China and indigenous recognition.

 

For the first time, I saw first-hand how policy could affect the quality of life of people. Gough and his Government did this, they understood this.

 

He understood the class divide, he wanted equity in Australia and strove to ensure infrastructure for the everyday issues such as child care, libraries, art and culture, even including the provision for sewerage in the suburbs as a priority.

 

I was fortunate to meet both Gough and Margaret Whitlam a few times, the last time I met Gough Whitlam was in 2004 when we had a cup of tea at the old council chambers and we discussed the future of local government and how politics was a tough road to tread.

 

Gough Whitlam’s love of art and culture never waned. His passion and commitment for social justice also continued.

 

He believed in himself without doubt and Margaret had the ability to ground him and advise him. As a team they were impeccable, both were respected for their passion, intelligence and commitment to the Australian people and to the Australian landscape.

 

A person larger than life has left us, but what Gough Whitlam achieved has and will stand the test of time.

 

We are better nation for it.

 

May he rest in peace.

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Stanley              Seconded: Clr Waller

 

That Council express its deepest condolences for the recent passing of The Hon. Edward Gough Whitlam and a letter of condolence be sent to his family.

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

A minute’s silence was then observed for the passing of The Hon. Edward Gough Whitlam.

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Waller                Seconded: Clr Shelton

                  

That the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 24 September 2014 be confirmed as a true record of that meeting.

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Declarations of Interest

 

Clr Stanley declared a pecuniary interest for the following Item:

 

Item CFO 08:             CBA Credit Card Facility

Reason:                     Clr Stanley holds shares in the CBA which is the company providing

                                    the facility.

 

Clr Stanley left the Chambers for the duration of this Item.

Public Forum

 

Presentation – Items not on agenda                     

 

Nil               

 

Representation – Items on agenda

 

1.       Ms Audrey Figues & Ms Sarah Yahya addressed Council on the following item:

 

Item DCC 06 - Liverpool Youth Council Annual Report 2013 – 2014

 

Clr Waller left the Chambers at 6.27pm.

 

Clr Waller returned to the Chambers at 6.31pm.

 

2.         Ms Cheryl Keane addressed Council on the following item:

 

Item DAD 01 - Development Application DA-790/2013 - Stage 2 development of a court approved masterplan in DA-394/2011 for a non-denominational cemetery at 41 Greendale Road, Bringelly (Lot 5 DP 252040)

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Mamone

 

That a two minute extension of time be granted to Ms Cheryl Keane.

 

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

 

3.         Mr Colin McFadzean addressed Council on the following item:

 

Item DAD 01 - Development Application DA-790/2013 - Stage 2 development of a court approved masterplan in DA-394/2011 for a non-denominational cemetery at 41 Greendale Road, Bringelly (Lot 5 DP 252040)

 

4.         Mr Dennis Banicevic addressed Council on the following Item:

 

Item CFO 06 - Annual Financial Reports 2013/2014

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Mamone

 

That a two minute extension of time be granted to Mr Dennis Banicevic.

 

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

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That a further extension of time be granted to Mr Dennis Banicevic to complete his presentation of his Audit report on Council’s Annual Financial Reports 2013/2014.

 

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

 

Mayoral Minute

SUBJECT: Korean War Memorial

 

Council has received representation from the Returned and Services League of Australia - City of Liverpool Sub-Branch regarding the installation of a plaque commemorating those Australians killed or missing in action (K.I.A or M.I.A) during the Korean War (1950-1953).

Over 17,000 Australians served during the Korean War, of which 340 were killed and over 1,500 were wounded. A further 29 had become prisoners of war. There are still 43 Australians missing in action. It is important that we properly commemorate their service and sacrifice.

I am advised that this memorial would be in keeping with existing memorials in the semicircular garden in front of the war memorial and would not generate an impact on the significance of Bigge Park. This memorial would be an important addition to the commemorative war memorial garden.

I am informed that installation of an appropriate plinth and plaque supplied by the Korea War Veterans Association NSW would not require a development application. It will honour those missing in action and as well as those killed in action specifically from the Liverpool area.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That Council:

 

1.    Approve installation of a suitable plinth and plaque supplied by the Korean War Veterans Association NSW and RSL Sub-Branch in the War memorial garden of Bigge Park.

 

2.    Organise and conclude installation of the memorial prior to ANZAC Day 2015.

 

3.    Expresses its thanks to the Returned and Services League of Australia - City of Liverpool Sub-Branch and Korean War Veterans Association NSW for their hard work and ongoing representation on this matter and their continued contribution to the Liverpool community.

 

4.    Authorises the CEO to dedicate appropriate resources to complete this project.

 

Motion:   Moved: Mayor Mannoun

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 

Mayoral Minute

SUBJECT: Community Christmas Kitchen

 

The recent visit by the new Governor General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC, has highlighted as part of anti-poverty week the demand in our community for services such as the Inspire Church-run community kitchen, which provides meals and support to those in need in our community.

I was very moved by the experience at the community kitchen. After a discussion with Pastor Mike Myer, I became aware of their annual Christmas Kitchen at which they provide an early Christmas lunch for up to 250 of the needy from our community.

Whilst we have big plans to redevelop Liverpool and help this city achieve its real potential, we must not lose sight of those who might not be in a position, for whatever circumstances, to take full advantage of our growing prosperity. Our Council provides many services and support to those in need in our community, in partnership with a range of institutions including but not limited to Inspire, Salvation Army, CatholicCare, Liverpool Youth Accommodation Assistance Company and of course St Vincent De Paul. Demand for their services is always strong and especially at Christmas period.

I was also moved to recently visit the Food for Life Market at Warwick Farm where volunteers provide fresh fruit and vegetables for over 600 active members within the community. Demand for their services operated in conjunction with Food Bank and the Salvation Army continues to increase.

I propose that Council this year host a Community Christmas Kitchen in partnership with Inspire Church and open to any community members needing assistance and also support the work of Food for Life.

 

Recommendation:

RECOMMENDATION:

That Council:

  1. Host the Mayor and Council Community Christmas Kitchen in principle partnership with Inspire Church/Liverpool Community Kitchen and Hub for 2014.

 

  1. Donate $5000 to the Salvation Army – Food for Life (Warwick Farm and Busby) program to go towards local community Christmas demand.

 

  1. Authorises the Chief Executive Officer to apply appropriate resources for this project from Council reserves.

 

  1. Congratulates Council staff involved with organising the very successful recent visit to Liverpool by Governor General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove.

 

Motion:   Moved: Mayor Mannoun

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 


 

Mayoral Minute

SUBJECT: Casula and Sensitive land uses 

 

On Saturday the 18th October 2014, Council held a day long Mayor and Councillor Mobile Office including a session in the afternoon regarding the Development Application for a proposed Hotel at the site of the Fontainebleu Motel (DA 1454/2013). This meeting was strongly attended by members of the Casula community and Councillors Stanley, Hadchiti, Hadid and myself as well as the Member for Menai Melanie Gibbons MP.

 

At the meeting I was very moved by the stories of residents whose lives had been adversely impacted by alcohol and gambling.  The position that was made abundantly clear to all those present at the meeting is that the residents of Casula do not want outlets for alcohol or gambling in close proximity to schools or residential areas.

 

I understand and share their concern.

 

Given the potential adverse social impacts of alcohol and gambling on the community it makes good sense to investigate what action Council can take to prevent future proposals for such outlets in close proximity to schools or residential areas.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That Council:

 

1.    Expresses its thanks to the residents of Casula for their continuous vigilance in bringing their concerns to Council.

 

2.    Direct Council officers to investigate the options available to Council to restrict alcohol or gambling outlets in near proximity to residential areas including the potential the rezoning of land and restrictions through the Development Control Plan (DCP). Staff should report on this matter at the next Council meeting.

 

Motion:   Moved: Mayor Mannoun

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


 


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Notices of Motion

ITEM NO:      NOM 01

FILE NO:        244001.2014

SUBJECT:     Licensing Brothels in NSW

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

Following the police siege on George Street Liverpool on Thursday 16 October 2014, Council calls upon the NSW government to urgently proceed with the proposed licensing laws for sex industry premises including brothels that should empower police and the local Council to oversee the brothel industry in their local area and apply for suspension or cancellation of brothel licenses if they are shown to operate illegally or not in the public interest.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved:Clr Shelton               Seconded:          Clr Stanley        

 

That Council receives and notes the Chief Executive Officer comments relating to this Notice of Motion as shown below:

 

“An amendment to the Liverpool LEP was gazetted on 20 June 2014 to  delete sex service premises (brothels) from the B3 Commercial Core zone.  This use was already not permissible in other business and residential zones.  Accordingly, new businesses are only permissible with consent in the following industrial zones:

 

·         IN1 General Industrial

·         IN2 Light Industrial, and

·         IN3 Heavy Industrial.

 

However, in accordance with Section 108(1) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment  Act 1979 and Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, existing businesses may continue to operate under existing use rights. There are currently six businesses licensed as ‘sex service premises’ in the Liverpool CBD.” 

 

 

Foreshadowed Motion:       Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

Following the police siege centred on a brothel on George Street Liverpool on Thursday 16 October 2014, Council resolves:

 

 

 

 

 

That Council:

 

  1. Calls upon the NSW government to urgently proceed with the proposed licensing laws for sex industry premises including brothels that should empower police and the local Council to oversee the brothel industry in their local area and apply for suspension or cancellation of brothel licenses if they are shown to operate illegally or not in the public interest.

 

  1. Writes to the NSW Premier expressing our position.

 

  1. Authorises the CEO to investigate the acquisition of leases or properties in the town centre that host brothels with a view to relocating them to more appropriate locations in industrial areas and report back to Council on the outcome.

 

  1. Commends the role of Police and law enforcement in successfully managing and concluding the incident in Liverpool and continuing the protection and safety of our community.

 

  1. Writes to WSROC informing them to this motion and seeking their support.

 

  1. Writes to the local state members seeking their support for this motion and asking them to make representations in Parliament on Council’s behalf.

On being put to the meeting the motion (by Clr Shelton) was declared LOST. The foreshadowed motion (by Clr Hadid) then became the motion and on being put to the meeting was declared CARRIED.

Division called:

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Mannoun

Clr Balloot

Clr Hadchiti

Clr Hadid

Clr Harle

Clr Mamone

Clr Ristevski

Clr Shelton

 

Vote against:                         Clr Karnib

Clr Waller

Clr Stanley

 

Mayor Mannoun left the Chambers at 7.27pm and the Deputy Mayor, Clr Ristevski took the Chair.


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ITEM NO:      NOM 02

FILE NO:        245354.2014

SUBJECT:     Intermodal

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council through the CEO writes to the NSW Premier enclosing a copy of this motion and more particularly seeking specific written responses to the following:

 

1.   What is Sydney's rail freight capacity (and in particular the Port Botany rail link), and is it adequate to cope with current and projected freight movements through Port Botany?

2.   How many containers may be moved through the Port of Newcastle before compensation is payable to NSW Ports?

3.   How much is that compensation and how is it calculated?

4.   Will an unedited copy of the current business case be provided to Council and if so when and on what terms? 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Mayor Mannoun returned to the Chambers at 7.29pm and took the Chair.

 


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ITEM NO:      NOM 03

FILE NO:        245599.2014

SUBJECT:     CT Lewis Hill Road Lurnea

 

NOTE: NOM 03 and NOM 04 were dealt with concurrently and one resolution was passed in relatin to both items.

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Provides $100,000 in this budget year from the Councillor Reserve to begin restoration works on CT Lewis, Hill Road Lurnea.

 

2.   Begins these works immediately.

 

3.   Opens discussions with KU Childrens Services to continue providing services at this centre given the commitment by Council to improve the Centre and as an acknowledgement of their care of children in our community for 40 years.

 

4.   Provides further funds in the 2014-15 budget to complete works.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Stanley              Seconded:          Clr Waller

 

That Council:

         

1.    Deal with NOM 03 and NOM 04 concurrently.

 

  1. Notes with extreme disappointment the reasons for the closure of KU Children's Services at CT Lewis, Lurnea.

 

  1. Writes to KU children's services thanking them for the services they have provided for the community for the last 40 years in Lurnea and Liverpool.

 

  1. Commits $120,000 from the Councillor Reserve to preparing a Strategic plan that deals with but is not restricted the following items:

 

a)    The status and function of all Council Community Facilities and Buildings

 

b)    Identify from the list in (a) above those in need of significant works in the next 12 months. (Significant would be defined as those that will have to close if such works are not programmed.) Also identify the origin of money that was used to build these centres(ie s94)

 

c)    Costs of such work, possible liabilities or consequences if works are not completed.

 

d)    Plans currently in place for works on Community Facilities their cost and source of funds to be committed.

 

e)    Identify grant and other sources that could be used to complete works.

 

f)     Estimates of the cost to the Community if these facilities are lost, and how many residents/users would be effected. Information regarding the range of Community uses for our facilities.

 

g)    Works completed since 2008 on Community facilities, funds expended and the source of such funds.

 

  1. Provides the report to the June 2015 Council meeting.

 

  1. Provides interim reports as available so findings can be incorporated in to the Council budget considerations for the 2015/16 budget year.

 

  1. Directs the CEO to discuss with KU Children's Services if a similar facility elsewhere is required to assist with the demand for childcare places. The CEO to report the outcome and options to Councillors.

 

Amendment:                         Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That Council:

 

1.    Deal with NOM 03 & NOM 04 concurrently.

 

  1. Notes with extreme disappointment the reasons for the closure of KU Children's Services at CT Lewis, Lurnea.

 

  1. Writes to KU children's services thanking them for the services they have provided for the community for the last 40 years in Lurnea and Liverpool.

 

  1. Commits $120,000 from the Councillor Reserve to preparing a Strategic plan that deals with but is not restricted the following items:

 

a)    The status and function of all Council Community Facilities and Buildings

 

b)    Identify from the list in (a) above those in need of significant works in the next 12 months. (Significant would be defined as those that will have to close if such works are not programmed.) Also identify the origin of money that was used to build these centres(ie s94).

 

c)    Costs of such work, possible liabilities or consequences if works are not completed.

 

d)    Plans currently in place for works on Community Facilities their cost and source of funds to be committed.

 

e)    Identify grant and other sources that could be used to complete works.

 

 

f)     Estimates of the cost to the Community if these facilities are lost, and how many residents/users would be effected. Information regarding the range of Community uses for our facilities.

 

g)    Works completed since 2008 on Community facilities, funds expended and the source of such funds.

 

  1. Provides the report to the June 2015 Council meeting.

 

  1. Provides interim reports as available so findings can be incorporated in to the Council budget considerations for the 2015/16 budget year.

 

  1. Directs the CEO to discuss with KU Children's Services if a similar facility elsewhere is required to assist with the demand for childcare places. The CEO to report the outcome and options to Councillors.

 

  1. Notes the deterioration of this building and other community assets follows 30 years of Labor administration and neglect of Liverpool Council.

 

On being put to the meeting the Amendment (by Clr Hadchiti) was declared CARRIED.

 

Division called:

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Mannoun

Clr Balloot

Clr Hadchiti

Clr Hadid

Clr Harle

Clr Mamone

Clr Ristevski

 

Vote against:                         Clr Karnib

Clr Stanley

Clr Shelton

Clr Waller

 


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ITEM NO:      NOM 04

FILE NO:        245631.2014

SUBJECT:     Community Facilities and Buildings in Liverpool

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Provides a report at its November 2014 Council Meeting detailing the following:

 

a)   All Council Community Facilities and Buildings and their current status.

 

b)   Identify from the list in (a) above those in need of significant works in the next 12 months. (Significant would be defined as those that will have to close if such works are not programmed.)

 

c)   Costs of such work, possible liabilities or consequences if works are not completed.

 

d)   Plans currently in place for works on Community Facilities their cost and source of funds to be committed.

 

e)   Identify grant and other sources that could be used to complete works.

 

f)    Estimates of the cost to the Community if these facilities are lost, and how many residents/users would be effected. Information regarding the range of Community uses for our facilities.

 

g)   Works completed since 2008 on Community facilities, funds expended and the source of such funds.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

NOTE: NOM 03 and NOM 04 were dealt with concurrently and one resolution was passed in

relating to both items. See pages 16 and 17 of these minutes for the resolution.

 


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Clr Balloot left the Chambers at 7.47pm

 

ITEM NO:      NOM 05

FILE NO:        245672.2014

SUBJECT:     Policy review - remove red tape

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That:

 

1.   Council review its policies over the next 12 months in a gradual process.

 

2.   The first set of policies to be reviewed to be reported to council by the end of this year.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded:          Clr Stanley       

 

That Council receives and notes Chief Executive Officer comments relating to this Notice of Motion as shown below:

 

“Attached is a copy of Council’s Policy and Procedure Guide which has recently been reviewed and updated. The guide identifies four different categories of policies and procedures and sets out a process for review.

 

Council’s Governance unit maintains a register of all known Policies and Procedures. The register currently records 155 policies and procedures, and does not include WHS or Children’s Services policies (which are subject to separate legislative requirements), of these 79 policies and procedures are currently under review, or due for review. A forward program for the review of all policies will be developed and reported to Council at its November meeting.”

 

Foreshadowed Motion:       Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Mamone

 

That:

 

1.   Council review its policies over the next 12 months in a gradual process.

 

2.   The first set of policies to be reviewed to be reported to Council by the end of this year.

 

  1. Council note the state and federal government have undertaken and are currently undertaking a red tape review which will save the tax payers millions and millions and millions of dollars.

 

 

 

On being put to the meeting the motion (by Clr Shelton) was declared LOST. The foreshadowed motion (by Clr Hadchiti) then became the motion and on being put to the meeting was declared CARRIED.

 

Division called:                    

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Mannoun

Clr Hadchiti

Clr Hadid

Clr Mamone

Clr Ristevski

Clr Waller

 

Vote against:                         Clr Harle

                                                Clr Karnib

Clr Shelton

Clr Stanley

 

Clr Balloot was not in the Chambers for the duration of this Item.

 

Clr Balloot returned to the Chambers at 7.52pm.

 


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ITEM NO:      NOM 06

FILE NO:        245734.2014

SUBJECT:     Community and Cultural Facility within Liverpool City Centre

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Commence the necessary works to identify the demand, form, budget of a significant civic, cultural and community facility within the Liverpool town centre.  

 

2.   Delegates to the CEO to use funds within the Iconic Facility Reserve for this process.

 

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.

 

Division called:

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Mannoun

                                                Clr Balloot

                                                Clr Hadchiti

                                                Clr Hadid

                                                Clr Mamone

                                                Clr Ristevski

 

Vote against:                         Clr Harle

                                                Clr Karnib

                                                Clr Shelton

                                                Clr Stanley

                                                Clr Waller

 


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Clr Stanley left the Chambers at 8.00pm.

 

Clr Stanley returned to the Chambers at 8.03pm.

 

TEM NO:       NOM 07

FILE NO:        245782.2014

SUBJECT:     CBD Waste Strategy

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

1.   Review its current waste policies in the CBD for current and new buildings and report back to council.

2.   Consider more frequent pick ups and shared bins which is common in Sydney CBD and Parramatta.

3.   Consider ways to encourage businesses to share bins and ways to shield them away from the public.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded:          Clr Stanley

 

That Council receives and notes the Chief Executive Officer comments relating to this Notice of Motion as stated below:

 

“Council’s waste collection contractors will now provide a range of bulk bins and offer onsite collection where buildings comply. See attached document which outlines options and specifications.

 

A meeting was held between City Presentation and Planning and Growth on Tuesday, 21 October to make effective the attached guidelines and Planning and Growth will issue this document to developers when designing high rises. This change is effective immediately for all new developments and will result in shared bins and less bins on streets in the CBD. City Presentation will be negotiating contract variations with its waste collection contractor for these new provisions.

 

Foreshadowed Motion:         Moved: Clr Hadid                Seconded: Mayor Mannoun

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion (by Clr Shelton) was declared LOST. The foreshadowed motion(by Clr Hadid) then became the motion and on being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 


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ITEM NO:      NOM 08

FILE NO:        245827.2014

SUBJECT:     Live Life Get Active

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Undertakes an investigation of the most appropriate locations in the Liverpool Local Government Area for future expansion of the Live Life Get Active program.

 

2.   Assists LLGA with introductions to potential local sponsors for the program and marketing support for Liverpool based programs where relevant.

 

3.   Examines whether seed funding for the roll out of additional Liverpool programs may be needed to assist corporate take up of sponsorship.

 

4.   Promotes any expansion of the program on Council’s webpage and through advertisements in the local press.

 

5.    Provides a report to Council that provides information on the above together with the financial cost of operating and promoting the programs.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded:          Clr Mamone

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

Foreshadowed Motion:       Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Stanley        

 

That Council:

 

  1. Undertakes an investigation of the most appropriate locations in the Liverpool Local Government Area for future expansion of the Live Life Get Active program.

 

  1. Assists Liverpool’s longstanding and homegrown sporting groups and provides marketing support for Liverpool’s longstanding and homegrown sporting groups.

 

  1. Promotes Liverpool’s homegrown longstanding sporting groups at every opportunity on Council’s webpage and through advertisements in local press.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      NOM 09

FILE NO:        245854.2014

SUBJECT:     Gibson and Dunrossil Avenues Casula

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Investigate road surface condition at Gibson and Dunrossil Avenues, Casula and report results to next Council meeting.

 

2.   Request Council’s lighting contractor to assess the adequacy of street lighting at the pathway between Gibson and De Meyrick Avenues.

 

3.   If improvement is warranted, request lighting contractor to provide a scheme with an estimate of costs to upgrade lighting as per the Australian Standards in a report to be considered by the next Council meeting.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Stanley

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 


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Development Application Determination Report

ITEM NO:      DAD 01

FILE NO:        231753.2014

SUBJECT:     Development Application DA-790/2013 - Stage 2 development of a court approved masterplan in DA-394/2011 for a non-denominational cemetery at 41 Greendale Road, Bringelly (Lot 5 DP 252040)

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Approves Development Application DA-790/2013 at 41 Greendale Road, Bringelly (Lot 5 DP 252040) for the Stage 2 development of the court-approved master plan in DA-394/2011 for a non-denominational cemetery, subject to the recommended conditions of consent.

 

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded:          Clr Waller         

 

That Council:

 

1.       Delegates to the CEO to determine DA-790/2013 after meeting with the residents who made representations at this Council meeting to consider whether the approval is in accordance with the court order.

 

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

 

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

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Mannoun

                                                Clr Balloot

                                                Clr Hadchiti

                                                Clr Hadid

                                                Clr Harle

                                                Clr Karnib

                                                Clr Mamone

                                                Clr Ristevski

                                                Clr Shelton

                                                Clr Waller

 

Vote against:                         Clr Stanley

 

 

Mayor Mannoun called for a recess of Council at 8.24pm.


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Mayor Mannoun resumed the meeting at 8.47pm.

 

Clr Ristevski left the Chambers at 8.49pm.

 

ITEM NO:      DAD 02

FILE NO:        234354.2014

SUBJECT:     Draft planning agreeement in connection with DA-490/2013 Demolition of existing structures and erection of a seven storey commercial building at 220-230 Northumberland Street, Liverpool

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Endorses the draft planning agreement and explanatory note in its current form and publicly exhibits the documents for a period of 28 days.

 

2.       Delegates to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), subject to consideration of any changes following public exhibition authority, to execute the planning agreement in the form that is publicly exhibited or with minor alterations.

 

3.       Notes that if changes other than minor changes arise from the public exhibition process these will be reported back to Council.

 

4.       Notes that this delegation is within the powers that can be dedicated under Section 377 of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Waller                Seconded:          Clr Karnib

 

That Council:

 

1.       Endorses the draft planning agreement and revised explanatory note as distributed to Councillors on 29 October 2014 and publicly exhibits the documents for a period of 28 days.

 

2.       Delegates to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), subject to consideration of any changes following public exhibition authority, to execute the planning agreement in the form that is publicly exhibited or with minor alterations.

 

3.       Notes that if changes other than minor changes arise from the public exhibition process these will be reported back to Council.

 

4.       Notes that this delegation is within the powers that can be dedicated under Section 377 of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

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

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Mannoun

                                                Clr Balloot

                                                Clr Hadchiti

                                                Clr Hadid

                                                Clr Harle

                                                Clr Karnib

                                                Clr Mamone

                                                Clr Shelton

                                                Clr Waller

 

Vote against:                         Clr Stanley

 

Clr Ristevski was not in the Chambers for the duration of this item.

 

Clr Ristevski returned to the Chambers at 8.54pm.

 


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ITEM NO:      DAD 03

FILE NO:        241646.2014

SUBJECT:     Voluntary Planning Agreement for DA-920/2012 at 10 Orange Grove Road, Warwick Farm, 5 Vicount Place, Warwick Farm, and 12 Homepride Avenue, Warwick Farm

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Notes the outcome of the exhibition period, being the receipt of one objection.

 

2.       Notes  the previous endorsement of the draft planning agreement made prior to the exhibition period.

 

3.       Delegates to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) the authority to execute the planning agreement in the form that was publicly exhibited.

 

4.       Notes that this delegation is within the powers that can be dedicated under Section 377 of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Waller                Seconded:          Clr Hadchiti

         

That Council:

 

1.       Notes the outcome of the exhibition period, being the receipt of one objection.

 

2.       Notes  the previous endorsement of the draft planning agreement made prior to the exhibition period.

 

3.       Delegates to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) the authority to execute the planning agreement in the form that was publicly exhibited.

 

4.       Notes that this delegation is within the powers that can be dedicated under Section 377 of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

5.      Notes that the funds are to go towards trees in the CBD.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Mannoun

                                                Clr Balloot

                                                Clr Hadchiti

                                                Clr Hadid

                                                Clr Harle

                                                Clr Karnib

                                                Clr Mamone

                                                Clr Ristevski

                                                Clr Shelton

                                                Clr Waller

 

Vote against:                         Clr Stanley

 

 


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Chief Financial Officer

ITEM NO:      CFO 01

FILE NO:        217219.2014

SUBJECT:     Amendments to the Statement of Revenue Policy (Fees and Charges) 2014-15

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:


Adopts the following amendments to the Statement of Revenue Policy (Fees and Charges) 2014-2015:

 

1.   The Hoarding Fee Structure of:

 

A class – Application fee of $250 and $25 per metre per month.

B class – Application fee of $500 and $50 per metre per month.

 

2.   The Major Planning Proposal fee of $35,000 plus cost recovery.

 

3.   Amendments to several Development Application Fees.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded:          Clr Harle

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CFO 02

FILE NO:        230489.2014

SUBJECT:     Annual Pecuniary Interest Returns for Councillors and Designated Persons

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council notes that the annual pecuniary interest returns of all Councillors and all designated persons, holding office or occupying positions, as at 30 June 2013, are tabled before Council under section 450A of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded:          Clr Harle

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CFO 03

FILE NO:        231923.2014

SUBJECT:     Code of Conduct Complaints Report

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes this report and the attached Code of Conduct Complaints Statistics Report prepared for the Office of Local Government.

                                  

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

                    

 


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ITEM NO:      CFO 04

FILE NO:        233141.2014

SUBJECT:     Council Meeting Dates - January to December 2015

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Confirms the Council meeting time as 6.00pm and Council meeting dates for the 2014 calendar year as follows:

 

·    4 February 2015

·    25 February 2015

·    25 March 2015

·    29 April 2015

·    27 May 2015

·    24 June 2015

·    29 July 2015

·    26 August 2015

·    30 September 2015

·    28 October 2015

·    25 November 2015

·    16 December 2015

 

2.   Places appropriate notices in the local newspapers advising the community of the dates and commencing times of Council meetings for the 2015 calendar year. 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded:          Clr Ristevski     

 

That Council:

 

1.   Confirms the Council meeting time as 6.00pm and Council meeting dates for the 2015 calendar year as follows:

 

·    4 February 2015

·    25 February 2015

·    25 March 2015

·    29 April 2015

·    26 May 2015 (Tuesday)

·    24 June 2015

·    29 July 2015

·    26 August 2015

·    30 September 2015

·    28 October 2015

·    25 November 2015

·    16 December 2015

 

2.   Places appropriate notices in the local newspapers advising the community of the dates and commencing times of Council meetings for the 2015 calendar year.

 

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

 

Clr Stanley asked that she be recorded as voting against the motion.

 


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ITEM NO:      CFO 05

FILE NO:        235219.2014

SUBJECT:     Investment Report September 2014

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      CFO 06

FILE NO:        235230.2014

SUBJECT:     Annual Financial Reports 2013/2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and adopts this report.

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      CFO 07

FILE NO:        237172.2014

SUBJECT:     Australia Day Awards Recipient Policy

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council adopt the proposed Australia Day Award Recipients Policy attached to this report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                         Moved: Mayor Mannoun                        Seconded: Clr Hadchiti      

That Council:

         

  1. Adopt the proposed Australia Day Award Recipients Policy attached to this report.

 

  1. Officers prepare a report to establish a category for Cultural and Arts Award in 2016.

 

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

 


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Clr Stanley left the Chambers at 8.55pm.

 

ITEM NO:      CFO 08

FILE NO:        243485.2014

SUBJECT:     CBA Credit Card Facility

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That the Council approves increase of the aggregate credit limit on its CBA corporate credit card facility from $150k to $550k.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun               Seconded:          Clr Waller

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Clr Stanley returned to the Chambers at 9.03pm.

 


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ITEM NO:      CFO 09

FILE NO:        246523.2014

SUBJECT:     Order of Liverpool Awards

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Adopts the award recipients as recommended by the Order of Liverpool Advisory Committee as set out under separate cover, in the Confidential Booklet.

 

2.   Notes that the Order of Liverpool Advisory Committee will be meeting again prior to the October Council meeting to consider applicants for the Companion of the Order of Liverpool (Gold) award, for recommendation to Council.

 

3.   Announces the recipients of the Order of Liverpool on the morning of the 7 November (the date Liverpool was founded by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1810) and presents the awards on Australia Day.

 

4.   Invites the winner of each category to major Council events held in that year as a dignitary and be acknowledged by the Mayor.

 

5.   Adopts the following amendments to the Order of Liverpool Awards Policy:

 

·    Reference to Gold, Silver and Bronze be removed from the Policy and the category of Awards to be:

 

i.    Companion of the Order of Liverpool

ii.    Officer of the Order of Liverpool

iii.   Member of the Order of Liverpool

 

·    Review Council’s change to the Policy (from October 2013) that only one medal is awarded in each category and amend the Policy to allow for no more than three Companion of the Order of Liverpool Awards each year, and no more than six Officer of the Order of Liverpool and six Member of the Order of Liverpool awards each year.

 

·    The following Clause be removed from Clause 13 – Movement between Awards:

 

“Movement between Awards has a three year minimum period. For example, a recipient of a Bronze Award is not eligible for a Silver Award for three years”.

 

6.   Keeps confidential the details of the nominees supplied under separate cover containing information pursuant to the provisions of 10s(A)(2)(a) of the Local Government Act because it contains personnel matters concerning particular individuals (other than Councillors)

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded:          Clr Hadid  

 

That Council:

  1. Adopts the award recipients as recommended by the Order of Liverpool Advisory Committee as set out under separate cover in the Confidential Booklet and in the additional informatin supplied to Councillors on 29 October 2014 (following the Order of Liverpool Advisory Committee meeting held on 29 October 2014).

 

  1. Announces the recipients of the Order of Liverpool on the morning of the 7 November (the date Liverpool was founded by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1810) and presents the awards on Australia Day.

 

  1. Invites the winner of each category to major Council events held in that year as a dignitary and be acknowledged by the Mayor.

 

  1. Adopts the following amendments to the Order of Liverpool Awards Policy:

 

·    Reference to Gold, Silver and Bronze be removed from the Policy and the category of Awards to be:

 

i.    Companion of the Order of Liverpool

ii.    Officer of the Order of Liverpool

iii.   Member of the Order of Liverpool

 

·    Review Council’s change to the Policy (from October 2013) that only one medal is awarded in each category and amend the Policy to allow for no more than three Companion of the Order of Liverpool Awards each year, and no more than six Officer of the Order of Liverpool and six Member of the Order of Liverpool awards each year.

 

·    The following Clause be removed from Clause 13 – Movement between Awards:

 

“Movement between Awards has a three year minimum period. For example, a recipient of a Bronze Award is not eligible for a Silver Award for three years”.

 

  1. Keeps confidential the details of the nominees supplied under separate cover containing information pursuant to the provisions of 10s(A)(2)(a) of the Local Government Act because it contains personnel matters concerning particular individuals (other than Councillors).

 

  1. Refer the revised Order of Liverpool Awards Policy to the December 2014 Council meeting following further review by the Mayor and interested Councillors.

 

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

 


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Community and Culture  Report

ITEM NO:      DCC 01

FILE NO:        196453.2014

SUBJECT:     Donations, Grants and Sponsorships

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Endorses the Financial Contribution Panel's recommendations for the provision of $1,000 under the Sporting Donations Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant Name

Amount

Zac McFarland

$200

Ryan Whitley

$500

Mereana Peyroux

$200

Jack Kemp

$100

 

2.   Endorses the Financial Contribution Panel's recommendations for the provision of $300 under the Community Donations Program – School Donations as summarised in the table below:

 

 

School

Amount

William Carey Christian School

$100

Lurnea High School

$100

Ashcroft High School

$100

 

3.   Endorses the Financial Contributions Panel's recommendations for the provision of $5,500 under the Corporate Sponsorship Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant Name

Amount

Combined Churches of Liverpool

$5,500

 

 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Waller                Seconded:          Clr Stanley

 

That Council:

 

1.   Endorses the Financial Contribution Panel's recommendations for the provision of $1,000 under the Sporting Donations Program as summarised in the table below:

 

 

 

 

Applicant Name

Amount

Zac McFarland

$200

Ryan Whitley

$500

Mereana Peyroux

$200

Jack Kemp

$100

 

2.   Endorses the Financial Contribution Panel's recommendations for the provision of $300 under the Community Donations Program – School Donations as summarised in the table below:

 

School

Amount

William Carey Christian School

$100

Lurnea High School

$100

Ashcroft High School

$100

 

3.   Endorses the Financial Contributions Panel's recommendations for the provision of $5,500 under the Corporate Sponsorship Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant Name

Amount

Combined Churches of Liverpool

$5,500

 

  1. Grant $5,000 to Busby West Public School for a purpose built playground and kitchen facilities in their Busby premises and that this be funded from the Council reserve.

 

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

 

 


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ITEM NO:      DCC 02

FILE NO:        234518.2014

SUBJECT:     Quarterly Report on Compliments and Complaints

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes this report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded:          Clr Hadid    

 

  1. That Council receives and notes this report.

 

2.    As part of Council’s policy review, this report be deleted from future Council Agendas until a more rigorous system is implemented which will provide a better indication on how Council is performing in terms of delivery of services.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      DCC 03

FILE NO:        237399.2014

SUBJECT:     Biographical Information on Len Waters

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes this report.

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      DCC 04

FILE NO:        237524.2014

SUBJECT:     Sponsorship of ANZAC Day 2015 Commemoration Event

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Approve sponsorship of $10,000 (GST exclusive) from the Australian Defence Credit Union for the 2015 Anzac Day commemorative event; and

 

2.       Approve sponsorship of $10,000 (GST exclusive) from the Liverpool Catholic Club for the 2015 Anzac Day commemorative event.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded:          Clr Mamone

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      DCC 05

FILE NO:        238525.2014

SUBJECT:     Draft Liverpool Ageing Strategy and Action Plan 2014 - 2017

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Places the draft Ageing Strategy and Action Plan 2014-2017 on public exhibition for a period of 28 days inviting public submissions.

 

2.   Receives a further report on the Ageing Strategy and Action Plan 2014-2017 following the public exhibition period and providing a final Strategy for adoption.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded:          Clr Mamone

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      DCC 06

FILE NO:        216181.2014

SUBJECT:     Liverpool Youth Council Annual Report 2013-2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Supports representatives from the 2012-2014 Youth Council to present the Liverpool Youth Council Annual Report 2013-2014 in open session of Council.

 

2.       Receives and notes the Liverpool Youth Council Annual Report 2013-2014 and thanks its members for their contributions, including those of Councillor Wendy Waller and Councillor Sabrina Mamone.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Mamone            Seconded:          Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 


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Economy and Engagement Report

ITEM NO:      DEE 01

FILE NO:        199712.2014

SUBJECT:     Sister City Relationship Options

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Notes the current nature and status of sister city relationships with Toda, Liverpool UK, Liverpool New York, Calabria and Narromine.

 

2.   Notes the report outlining the options and considerations in establishing a Sister City relationship or similar arrangement in China

 

3.   As a first step in establishing global linkages pursue a partnership with education institutions in Liverpool to promote Liverpool as a place for international students to study and as a place to invest.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Balloot               Seconded:          Clr Ristevski

 

That Council:

 

  1. Notes the current nature and status of sister city relationships with Toda, Liverpool UK, Liverpool New York, Calabria and Narromine.

 

  1. Notes the report outlining the options and considerations in establishing a Sister City relationship or similar arrangement in China

 

  1. As a first step in establishing global linkages pursue a partnership with education institutions in Liverpool to promote Liverpool as a place for international students to study and as a place to invest.

 

  1. Be provided with a presentation at a Councillor Briefing Session in relation to the student exchange program with Toda.

 

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

 

Clr Mamone left the Chambers at 9.21pm.   

 

Clr Mamone returned to the Chambers at 9.23pm.

 


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ITEM NO:      DEE 02

FILE NO:        239164.2014

SUBJECT:     Master Plan for Woodward Park Precinct

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Allocate an additional $50,000 to allow a more comprehensive Master Plan for the Woodward Park precinct to be developed while preserving Council’s independence

 

2.   Invite the adjoining property owners to participate and contribute to the development of the Master Plan

 

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.

 

Division called:

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Mannoun

Clr Balloot

Clr Hadchiti

Clr Hadid

Clr Mamone

Clr Ristevski

 

Vote against:                         Clr Harle

Clr Karnib

Clr Shelton

Clr Stanley

Clr Waller

 


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ITEM NO:      DEE 03

FILE NO:        246008.2014

SUBJECT:     Community and Business Representation – Liverpool Council’s Badgerys Creek Airport Taskforce report

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council appoints the two representatives recommended in the confidential report to positions on the Badgerys Creek Airport Taskforce.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Waller                Seconded:          Clr Stanley

         

That Council appoints the representatives as listed as No 5, 11 and 12 (in the confidential report provided to Councillors) to positions on the Badgerys Creek Airport Taskforce.

 

Foreshadowed Motion:        Moved: Clr Ristevski            Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council appoints the representatives as listed as No 1, 2, 5, 6, 9 and 11 (in the confidential report provided to Councillors) as community and business representatives of the Badgerys Creek Airport Taskforce and amend the Committee Charter to reflect the change to membership.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion (by Clr Waller) was declared LOST. The foreshadowed motion (by Clr Ristevski) then became the motion and on being put to the meeting was declared CARRIED.

 

Division called:

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Mannoun

                                                Clr Balloot

                                                Clr Hadchiti

                                                Clr Hadid

                                                Clr Harle

                                                Clr Mamone

                                                Clr Ristevski

 

Vote against:                         Clr Karnib

                                                Clr Shelton

                                                Clr Stanley

                                                Clr Waller

 

 9:30pm          EXTENSION OF TIME TO CONTINUE MEETING

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That an extension of time of 30 minutes be granted to continue the meeting.

 

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


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Planning and Growth Report

Clr Mamone left the Chambers at 9.41.

ITEM NO:      DPG 01

FILE NO:        198625.2014

SUBJECT:     Draft Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (Amendment 47) - Rezoning of 115, 125, 135 and 215 Croatia Avenue, Edmondson Park and Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 (Draft Amendment 14)

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Proceeds to make LLEP 2008 (Amendment 47) and refers it to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for the plan to be published on the NSW Government legislation website.

 

2.       Adopts LDCP 2008 (Draft Amendment 14) in accordance with section 21 of the Environment Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 to come into effect on the publication of the required notice in the local newspaper.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Stanley              Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Vote for:                                 Clr Balloot

                                                Clr Hadchiti

                                                Clr Hadid

                                                Clr Harle

                                                Clr Karnib

                                                Clr Ristevski

                                                Clr Shelton

                                                Clr Stanley

                                                Clr Waller

 

Vote against:                         Mayor Mannoun

 

Clr Mamone was out of the Chambers for the duration of this item.

 


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Clr Mamone returned to the Chambers at 9.50pm.

 

ITEM NO:      DPG 02

FILE NO:        147771.2014

SUBJECT:     Review of the Industrial Zones in the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Endorses the revised zone objectives, permissible uses and proposed rezoning in this report;

 

2.   Prepares a Planning Proposal to amend the industrial zones and maps in accordance with this report; forwards the Planning Proposal to NSW Planning and Environment for Gateway determination and proceeds to public exhibition following the issue of a Gateway determination.

 

3.   Undertakes an industrial lands study and revises the Industrial Lands Strategy in the future.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded:          Clr Hadchiti

 

  1. That this report be deferred.

 

  1. That Council officers report back to the next Council meeting outlining a plan for the full review of LLEP 2008 including costings.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 


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Property and Commercial Development Report

ITEM NO:      DPC 01

FILE NO:        219845.2014

SUBJECT:     Draft Voluntary Planning Agreement between Liverpool City Council and Mr Jim Ho Shon, Mrs Elsa Theresa Ho Shon and Mr Tom Ho Shon, Lot 2 DP 876487, Pine Road, Casula

 

RECOMMENDATION

That Council:

 

1.   Publicly Exhibits the draft Planning Agreement between Liverpool City Council and Mr Jim Ho Shon, Mrs Elsa Theresa Ho Shon and Mr Tom Ho Shon for a minimum of 28 days;

 

2.   Agrees to the land swap, compensation and off-set road work amounts as contained in the draft Planning Agreement;

 

 

3.   Notes that the square metre areas of the relevant parcels to be swapped and or acquired are approximate and subject to a final survey. Council approves acquisition, land swap and construction costs on a dollar per square metre basis as outlined in the draft Planning Agreement;

 

4.   Delegates to the Chief Executive Officer (or Acting), subject to considerations of any changes following public exhibition, to enter into and execute the Planning Agreement in the form that it is publicly exhibited or with minor alterations;

 

5.   Notes that if changes, other than those considered to be minor or typographical and or grammatical corrections, arise from the public exhibition process that these will be reported back to Council;

 

6.   If executed, agrees that funding for land acquisitions and land swaps be sourced from Council’s Section 94 Contribution Plan; and

 

7.   Keeps confidential the attachment supplied under separate cover containing the details of negotiations 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 Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Mamone

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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


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ITEM NO:      DPC 02

FILE NO:        216245.2014

SUBJECT:     Compulsory acquisition of a part of Lot 10 DP 881265, Mill Park, Casula by the Rail Corporation of New South Wales

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Accepts the Valuer General’s Determination of Compensation for the compulsory acquisition of a part of Lot 10 DP 881265, Mill Park, Casula as outlined in the confidential attachment;

 

 

 

2.       Keeps confidential the attachment supplied under separate cover containing the Valuer General’s Determination, pursuant to the provision 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;

 

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

 

4.       Transfers the compensation amount into the Property Development Reserve.

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      DPC 03

FILE NO:        229913.2014

SUBJECT:     Dedication of Lot 6020 DP 1143651, Moondarra Drive, West Hoxton to Council

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Accepts the dedication of Lot 6020 DP 1143651, Moondarra Drive, West Hoxton comprising an area of 445.5 square metres at no cost;

 

2.   Agrees to classify proposed Lot 300 in the Plan of Consolidation of Lot 577 and Lot 578 DP 1017999 and Lot 6020 DP 1143651 as ‘Operational’ land in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993; and

 

 

 

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

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      DPC 04

FILE NO:        238187.2014

SUBJECT:     Acquisition of Lot 1104 DP 2475, 75 Fifth Avenue, Austral for open space purposes

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council adopts the recommendations contained in the confidential attachment.

 

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.

 

 


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Committee Reports

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Ristevski           Seconded:          Clr Hadid  

 

That:

 

1.    All Committee reports be moved and adopted as a whole, except Items CTTE 03, CTTE 04 and CTTE 07.

 

  1. Council appoint Councillor Ali Karnib as a full member to the following Committees:

 

·         Badgerys Creek Taskforce

·         Budget and Finance

·         Building Our New City

·         Economic development and events

·         Multicultural Advisory

·         And makes any relevant amendments to committee Charters

 

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

 

ITEM NO:      CTTE 01

FILE NO:        047885.2014

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Aboriginal Consultative Committee Meeting held on 3 September 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

1.   The Minutes of the Aboriginal Consultative Committee Meeting held on 3 September 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: Clr Ristevski           Seconded:          Clr Hadid  

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 02

FILE NO:        182410.2014

SUBJECT:     Heritage Advisory Committee Minutes 5 August 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Heritage Advisory Committee Meeting held on 5 August 2014.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Ristevski           Seconded:          Clr Hadid  

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 03

FILE NO:        234421.2014

SUBJECT:     Local Traffic Committee Minutes of Meeting held on 24 September 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Receives and notes the Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 24 September 2014.

 

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

Item 1    Intersection of Hoxton Park Road and Lyn Parade, Prestons – Traffic Conditions

 

i.    Supports dual right lane turn configuration in principle from Lyn Parade into Hoxton Park Road (that is middle lane as exclusive right turn lane and the kerb side lane as a shared left and right turn lane).

ii.    Supports the installation of appropriate pavement markings in principle to delineate dual right turn lane configuration from Lyn Parade.

iii.   Revised traffic signal plan to be submitted to RMS for approval.

iv.  Stakeholders be advised accordingly of Council’s resolution. 

Item 2    Kurrajong Road, Casula – Proposed Linemarking Modification of the section between Hume Highway and Old Kurrajong Road

 

i.    Supports the signposting and line marking plan.

ii.    Stakeholders be advised accordingly of Council’s resolution.

Item 3    Bangalla Avenue, Chipping Norton – Traffic Conditions

 

i.    Due to the existing low speed environment and traffic volume, traffic calming devices are not required in Bangalla Avenue.

ii.    The Police be requested to monitor speeding in Bangalla Avenue.

iii.   The Local Member for Menai is advised of Council’s decision.

Item 4    Regentville Drive, Elizabeth Hills – Signposting and Linemarking Plan

 

i.    Supports the submitted signposting and line marking plan with the following changes:

·    Double White Barrier Lines (BB lines) as 10m from kerb return or 10m on approach to pram-ramps whichever is greater at all intersections. 

·    Delete the proposed continuity line (C1) marking at all the standard ‘T’   intersections.

·    Extend yellow No Stopping line marking (C3) at least 6m beyond ‘BB’ line to allow weaving-in of overtaking vehicles without running over BB lines.

·    To ensure appropriate traffic flow No Stopping restrictions are to be installed on both sides at the proposed BB lines at 90° bend. 

ii.    The applicant be advised of Council’s decision.

Item 5    Edmondson Park – Minor Intersection Treatments

 

i.    Supports the submitted signposting and line marking plan with the following changes:

·    Double White Barrier Lines (BB lines) as 10m from kerb return or 10m on approach to pram-ramps whichever is greater at all intersections. 

·    Delete the proposed continuity line (C1) marking at all the standard ‘T’ intersections.

·    To ensure appropriate traffic flow No Stopping restrictions are to be installed on both sides at the proposed BB lines at 90° bend.

·    Extend C3 yellow line marking by at least 6m beyond BB line to allow weaving-in of overtaking vehicles without running over BB lines.

·    The proposed Stop signs at the intersection of Roads 7 and 10 is not supported as the intersection is a standard ‘T’ intersection and there is no indication of sight distance restriction. 

·    Give Way intersection control at the intersection of Roads 7 and 12 due to the intersection layout.

·    No Stopping signs on both sides of Holiday Avenue and Faulkner Way at the 90° bend.

ii.    The applicant be advised of Council’s decision.

Item 6    Laneway between Norfolk Street and Norfolk Serviceway, Liverpool - Proposed Parking Restriction

 

i.    Supports the introduction of the proposed parking restrictions for a six months trial period in the laneway between Norfolk Street and Norfolk Serviceway, Liverpool.

ii.    Stakeholders be advised of Council’s decision.

Item 7    Northumberland Street, Liverpool – Annual Diwali Mela Special Event – Classification of Event

 

i.    Supports the annual Diwali Mela as a Class 3 special event.

ii.    The applicant to comply with class 3 special event conditions including submission of a Special Event Transport Management Plan to Council.

iii.   Stakeholders be advised of Council’s decision.

Item 8    White Ribbon Day March – 24 November 2014 – Classification of Event

 

i.    Supports the White Ribbon Day event as a Class 4 event.

ii.    The rolling road closure be managed by the NSW Police Force.

iii.   Motorists to be advised about expected traffic delays by variable messages signs.

iv.  Stakeholders be advised of Council’s decision.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded:          Clr Hadchiti

         

That Council:

 

1.       Receives and notes the Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 24 September 2014.

 

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

Item 1    Intersection of Hoxton Park Road and Lyn Parade, Prestons – Traffic Conditions

i.    Supports dual right lane turn configuration in principle from Lyn Parade into Hoxton Park Road (that is middle lane as exclusive right turn lane and the kerb side lane as a shared left and right turn lane).

ii.    Supports the installation of appropriate pavement markings in principle to delineate dual right turn lane configuration from Lyn Parade.

iii.   Revised traffic signal plan to be submitted to RMS for approval.

iv.  Stakeholders be advised accordingly of Council’s resolution. 

 

Item 2    Kurrajong Road, Casula – Proposed Linemarking Modification of the section between Hume Highway and Old Kurrajong Road

i.    Supports the signposting and line marking plan.

ii.    Stakeholders be advised accordingly of Council’s resolution.

 

Item 3    Bangalla Avenue, Chipping Norton – Traffic Conditions

i.    Due to the existing low speed environment and traffic volume, traffic calming devices are not required in Bangalla Avenue.

ii.    The Police be requested to monitor speeding in Bangalla Avenue.

iii.   The Local Member for Menai is advised of Council’s decision.

 

Item 4    Regentville Drive, Elizabeth Hills – Signposting and Linemarking Plan

i.    Supports the submitted signposting and line marking plan with the following changes:

·    Double White Barrier Lines (BB lines) as 10m from kerb return or 10m on approach to pram-ramps whichever is greater at all intersections. 

·    Delete the proposed continuity line (C1) marking at all the standard ‘T’   intersections.

 

 

·    Extend yellow No Stopping line marking (C3) at least 6m beyond ‘BB’ line to allow weaving-in of overtaking vehicles without running over BB lines.

·    To ensure appropriate traffic flow No Stopping restrictions are to be installed on both sides at the proposed BB lines at 90° bend. 

ii.    The applicant be advised of Council’s decision.

 

Item 5    Edmondson Park – Minor Intersection Treatments

i.    Supports the submitted signposting and line marking plan with the following changes:

·    Double White Barrier Lines (BB lines) as 10m from kerb return or 10m on approach to pram-ramps whichever is greater at all intersections. 

·    Delete the proposed continuity line (C1) marking at all the standard ‘T’ intersections.

·    To ensure appropriate traffic flow No Stopping restrictions are to be installed on both sides at the proposed BB lines at 90° bend.

·    Extend C3 yellow line marking by at least 6m beyond BB line to allow weaving-in of overtaking vehicles without running over BB lines.

·    The proposed Stop signs at the intersection of Roads 7 and 10 is not supported as the intersection is a standard ‘T’ intersection and there is no indication of sight distance restriction. 

·    Give Way intersection control at the intersection of Roads 7 and 12 due to the intersection layout.

·    No Stopping signs on both sides of Holiday Avenue and Faulkner Way at the 90° bend.

ii.    The applicant be advised of Council’s decision.

 

Item 6    (Note: Council did not support the Local Traffic Committee’s recommendation in relation to Item 6.)

 

Item 7    Northumberland Street, Liverpool – Annual Diwali Mela Special Event – Classification of Event

i.    Supports the annual Diwali Mela as a Class 3 special event.

ii.    The applicant to comply with class 3 special event conditions including submission of a Special Event Transport Management Plan to Council.

iii.   Stakeholders be advised of Council’s decision.

 

Item 8    White Ribbon Day March – 24 November 2014 – Classification of Event

i.    Supports the White Ribbon Day event as a Class 4 event.

ii.    The rolling road closure be managed by the NSW Police Force.

iii.   Motorists to be advised about expected traffic delays by variable messages signs.

iv.  Stakeholders be advised of Council’s decision.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 04

FILE NO:        234870.2014

SUBJECT:     Street Naming Committee Meeting 7 October 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Receives and notes the Minutes of the Street Naming Committee Meeting held on 7 October 2014.

 

2.       Endorses the proposed street names for the New Brighton development, and proceeds to advertising and gazettal, subject to consideration of any objections received.

 

3.       Submits an application to the Geographical Names Board to name an unnamed park in Middleton Grange ‘Agazio Riitano Pond’.

 

4.       Resolves not to rename Kirkpatrick Boyland Park.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded:          Clr Hadid  

 

That Council:

 

1.       Receives and notes the Minutes of the Street Naming Committee Meeting held on 7 October 2014.

 

2.       Endorses the proposed street names for the New Brighton development, and proceeds to advertising and gazettal, subject to consideration of any objections received.

 

3.       Submits an application to the Geographical Names Board to name an unnamed park in Middleton Grange ‘Agazio Riitano Pond’.

 

4.       Resolves not to rename Kirkpatrick Boyland Park.

 

5.     That the City of Liverpool Sub Branch of the RSL be advised of the Council’s decision and that the City of Liverpool Sub Branch of the RSL be invited to meet with the Council to further discuss a suburb name to Badcoe VC as well as a location for the Memorial Park.

 

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

 


ITEM NO:      CTTE 05

FILE NO:        235915.2014

SUBJECT:     Ethics and Audit Committee meetings held on 23 July 2014 and 8 October 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Receives and notes the Minutes of the Ethics and Audit Committee Meetings held on 23 July 2014 and 8 October 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 Ristevski           Seconded:          Clr Hadid  

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 06

FILE NO:        237456.2014

SUBJECT:     No Intermodal Committee Meeting Minutes 7 October 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the No Intermodal Committee Meeting held on 7 October 2014.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Ristevski           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:        237705.2014

SUBJECT:     Key Sites Master Planning Steering Committee Minutes from meeting held 7 October 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Receives and notes the Minutes of the Key Site Master Planning Steering Committee Meeting held on 7 October 2014.

 

2.   Adopts the recommendation put forward in this report.

 

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 proposed to conduct) business.

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 08

FILE NO:        228078.2014

SUBJECT:     Liverpool Sports Committee Minutes of Meeting 31 July 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the minutes of the Liverpool City Sports Committee held on 31 July 2014.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Ristevski           Seconded:          Clr Hadid  

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 

 


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Correspondence Reports

ITEM NO:      CORR 01

FILE NO:        076544.2014

SUBJECT:     Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence Report

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun               Seconded: Clr Ristevski

 

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:        245810.2014

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Mayor Mannoun

 

 

Please address the following:

 

  1. What does it cost council to be part of LGNSW?

 

  1. What tangible benefits has council received from its membership?

 

  1. What are the benefits if council withdraws its membership from LGNSW?

 

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the November Business Papers.

 

 

   

THE MEETING CLOSED AT <TIME>

 

 

<Signature>

Name: Ned Mannoun

Title:     Mayor

Date:     26 November 2014

I have authorised a stamp bearing my signature to be affixed to the pages of the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on  29 October 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

Pedestrian Crossing Flowerdale Road Liverpool

 

Strategic Direction

Accessible Connected City

Encourage sustainable and alternative transport options such as walking, cycling and integrated public transport

Key Policy

Road Safety Plan

File Ref

273919.2014

Author

Anne Stanley - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

It has been brought to my attention that there is concern about traffic and pedestrian interaction on Flowerdale Road, between Moore Street and Anderson Avenue Liverpool; especially outside Serbian Orthodox Church of the Apostle Luke on Flowerdale Road.

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Investigate the provision of a pedestrian crossing or similar warning opportunities for pedestrians using this road.

 

2.   Fund the crossing and any associated works from the Councillor reserve.

 

3.   Complete the work in this financial year.

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

 There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social and Cultural

Support access and services for people with a disability.

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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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 02

Comments made by Penrith Councillor regarding Islamic Community of Liverpool

 

Strategic Direction

Proud Engaged City

Engage and consult with the community to enhance opportunities for communication and involvement

Key Policy

NA

File Ref

273976.2014

Author

Ali Karnib – Councillor

Anne Stanley - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

I refer to the comments made by a Penrith Councillor, in a Penrith Council meeting held in late October 2014. The comments reported “If the applicant wants this, then they should go and do it in Liverpool because they already have that demographic there and they have a bad crime rate.”

 

These statements are incorrect and may undermine the work Council does within the community to encourage residents and business and government to call Liverpool home.

 

The comments referred to above can be found in the Daily Telegraph article from 28 October 2014, “Penrith to get first mosque to serve area’s growing Islamic community”. The URL to the article has been included below and a copy of the article has been attached to this report.

 

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/west/penrith-to-get-first-mosque-to-serve-areas-growing-islamic-community/story-fngr8i5s-1227104448991?nk=b9bde89fcae642a36f0f6710ff37d75d

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council direct the CEO to write to Penrith Council Mayor immediately on behalf of the residents of Liverpool seeking an apology and retraction of the incorrect statements made by Councillor Marcus Cornish, Penrith Councillor.

 

 

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

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

Encourage and promote businesses to develop in the City Centre.

Facilitate economic development.

Facilitate the development of new tourism based on local attractions.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social and Cultural

Promote community harmony and address discrimination.

Civic Leadership and Governance

Foster neighbourhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Daily Telegraph article - 28 October 2014 - Penrith to get first mosque to serve area’s growing Islamic community


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NOM 02

Comments made by Penrith Councillor regarding Islamic Community of Liverpool

Attachment 1

Daily Telegraph article - 28 October 2014 - Penrith to get first mosque to serve area’s growing Islamic community

 


 


 


 


 


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 03

Sponsorship of the Luddenham Show

 

Strategic Direction

Proud Engaged City

Deliver a range of stimulating and vibrant cultural events, programs and festivals

Key Policy

Events Strategy

File Ref

274044.2014

Author

Peter Harle  - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

I have received representation from members of the Luddenham Community seeking the support of Council for their 2015 Luddenham Show to be held on the 21st and 22nd of February, during which they have planned to commemorate 100 years of the ANZACs.

 

The Luddenham community borders Liverpool, Penrith and Camden Councils. The largest proportion of the area though, lies within the Liverpool Local Government Area. Their annual show hosted by the Luddenham AH&I Society Inc. is well attended and in its 111th year. All proceeds raised from this event will go towards maintenance, restoration and revitalization of the Luddenham Showground.

 

Whilst Council is to be commended for its revitalization of our city’s CBD through increasingly regular events such as the Night Markets and Spring Expo, the rural communities of or LGA have gone largely without.

 

Here is an opportunity which requires little management from Council, but provides great brand awareness and exposure and a level of engagement with the Luddenham community, which we have not previously been afforded. They are currently seeking sponsorship of $1000 dollars but I believe Council would support a more generous assistance package.

 

The sponsorship packages are attached for Council’s information.

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Approves the donation of $2000 to the Luddenham Show 2015 commensurate with their ‘champion’ sponsorship package.

 

 

2.   Supports the event through Council’s advertising and media channels including but not limited to social media and Council’s website.

 

3.   Writes to the President of the Luddenham AH&I Society Inc. thanking them for considering us as potential sponsors and notifying them of our intention to sponsor.

 

 

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Facilitate economic development.

Facilitate the development of new tourism based on local attractions.

Cultural and creative industries.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social and Cultural

Provide cultural centres and activities for the enjoyment of the arts.

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

 

1.         Luddenham Show Sponsor Proposal 2015View  


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NOM 03

Sponsorship of the Luddenham Show

Attachment 1

Luddenham Show Sponsor Proposal 2015

 


 


 


 


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 04

Train service from Liverpool to Sydney CBD

 

Strategic Direction

Accessible Connected City

Encourage sustainable and alternative transport options such as walking, cycling and integrated public transport

Key Policy

Traffic and Transport Plan

File Ref

274502.2014

Author

Mazhar Hadid - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

Sydney is fast becoming a polycentric city, that is, one with multiple CBDs with high value jobs available close to high-density quality housing, public transport and health services. This means we need to start thinking about immediate measures we can take to ensure our population growth continues to be sustainable within this model of growth, and that Liverpool and greater South West Sydney continues to be an attractive place to live.

 

It’s time to start planning infrastructure that will facilitate our rapidly growing population. The welcome announcements from the Federal and New South Wales State Governments that they will be spending around $3billion on upgrades to road and rail associated with the second international airport at Badgerys Creek are placing us on the right track to a sustainable future.

 

Part of this burgeoning polycentric model of Sydney, is express public transit services which link the CBDs of Sydney. As yet, Liverpool is not linked with such a service.

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Calls upon the NSW Government to plan for an express train service from Liverpool to the Sydney CBD.

 

2.   Calls upon Council to circulate a petition to advocate for an express train service from Liverpool to the Sydney CBD.

 

3.   Authorises the CEO to utilise the communications of council to publicise the aforementioned petition.

 

4.   Notes the significant capital investment in the Sydney Trains network that is currently underway, and the planned upgrades that are connected to the proposed leasing of the poles and wires in NSW.

 

5.   Notes that when the line to Liverpool was electrified a train from Liverpool to Central station would to take 45 minutes, and now most trains from Liverpool to Central station take more than 50 minutes.

 

6.   Notes that with the opening of the South West Rail Link, that more services will be arriving in Liverpool CBD for residents hoping to be connected to employment options by public transport.

 

7.   Notes that travel times have a direct impact upon the attractiveness of Liverpool as a place to live, and on the quality of life of residents of our City, and that a faster connection to the Sydney CBD.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

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

Facilitate economic development.

Facilitate the development of new tourism based on local attractions.

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

Environmental and Sustainability

Manage the environmental health of waterways.

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.

Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.

Civic Leadership and Governance

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

Deliver services that are customer focused.

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil       


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Chief Financial Officer

 

CFO 01

September Performance Report

 

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

254127.2014

Report By

Miles Carter - Project Officer - Strategy and Performance

Approved By

Hiba Soueid - Manager Corporate Strategy and Performance

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The quarterly performance report provides an overview of Council’s performance against the

4-year Delivery Program and Operational Plan 14/15, for the July to September period. It demonstrates operational achievements and provides information and statistics for key areas of Council’s operations during the quarter.

 

Council has committed to delivering 137 ongoing activities, 75 short term actions and 16 strategic projects for the 2014/15 year. By the end of the September quarter, 91% of short term actions in the Delivery Program and Operational Plan were on track for completion or completed. Of the 9% of actions experiencing delays, 6% required attention and 3% were on hold.

 

Explanations for all delayed or on hold actions have been provided in the report.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the September 2014 Performance Report which outlines the progress of all principal activities contained in the 4-year Delivery Program and Operational Plan 14/15.

 

 

REPORT

 

On 26 June 2013, Council adopted the Growing Liverpool 2023, Community Strategic Plan.

Growing Liverpool 2023 outlines the community’s vision and priorities for the Liverpool area and contains 7 directions and corresponding strategies for Liverpool. It was developed following an extensive community consultation and engagement process. The Plan sets the direction for Council's operations and services for the next ten years.

 

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 reports.

 

The 4-year Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2014-15 is Council’s commitment to the community. It details the principal activities that Council will deliver towards achieving the community vision and directions outlined in Growing Liverpool 2023. Each principal activity has several actions for the 2014-15 year, these actions make up Council’s annual Operational Plan.

 

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

 

September 2014 Performance Report

 

Council determined to deliver 27 principal activities as part of its 2013-17 Delivery Program, with 212 specific actions for the 2014-15 year. Of this 137 were ongoing activities and 75 were short term actions.

 

The September 2014 Performance Report contains details on the progress of all the principal activities and is attached under separate cover. It showcases highlights during this period, provides a progress update for all of Council’s significant projects and includes statistics on several areas of Council’s operations.

 

By the end of the September quarter, 91% of actions in the Delivery Program and Operational Plan were on track for completion or completed. Of the 9% of actions experiencing delays, 6% required attention and 3% were on hold. Explanations for all delayed or on hold actions have been provided in the report.

 

It is recommended that Council receives and notes the September 2014 Performance Report.

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

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

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Liverpool City Council July to September 2014 Performance Report (to be provided prior to the November Council meeting)View  


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Chief Financial Officer

 

CFO 02

Investment Report October 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

265319.2014

Report By

Christian  Hope - Senior Financial Accountant

Approved By

Gary Grantham - Chief Financial Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report details the Council’s Investment portfolio.

 

At 31 October 2014, Council held investments with a market value of $166.47 million. The portfolio yielded a return of 4.01 per cent being 135 basis points above the benchmark of 2.66 per cent for the month.

 

Council’s investments and reporting obligations fully comply with the requirements of Section 625 of the Local Government Act 1993, Clause 212 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 and Council's Investment Policy.

 

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

 

At 31 October, Council held investments with a market value of $166.47 million. Council’s investment register detailing all its investments is provided as an attachment to this report.

In summary, Council’s portfolio consisted of investments in:

·    Term deposits                                         $132 million

·    Cash at Call & in Bank                            $14.13 million

·    Debt securities, Bonds & FRN’s             $20.34 million

 

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

 

Asset Class

Oct-14

Jun-14

Senior Debts (FRN's)

101.38%

 101.48%

Senior Bonds (NCD & Corporate Bonds)

104.70%

 104.56%

MBS (Reverse Mortgage Backed Securities)

  64.07%

  60.14%

Total

  96.36%

  94.05%

 

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

 

The following breaks down Council’s investment by issuer and provides an analysis on their ratings.

Description: 2550iT17

Issuer

Market Value

% Total Value

Institutional Limit as per Council

Investment policy

AMP Bank Ltd

 

4,995,114

 

3.00%

 

20%

ANZ Banking Group Ltd

 

2,065,960

 

1.24%

 

30%

Banana Coast Community Credit Union Ltd

 

4,000,000

 

2.40%

 

10%

Bank of Queensland Ltd

 

32,000,000

 

19.22%

 

20%

Bank of Sydney Ltd

 

1,000,000

 

0.60%

 

10%

Bendigo & Adelaide Bank Ltd

 

3,033,110

 

1.82%

 

20%

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Ltd

 

14,206,683

 

8.53%

 

30%

Credit Union Australia Ltd

 

2,013,380

 

1.21%

 

10%

* Emerald Reverse Mortgage Trust

 

1,989,745

 

1.20%

 

0%

*Members Equity Bank Ltd

 

18,010,240

 

10.82%

 

10%

*National Australia Bank Ltd

 

52,051,900

 

31.27%

 

30%

Police & Nurses Bank Ltd

 

8,000,000

 

4.81%

 

10%

Police Bank Ltd

 

1,007,230

 

0.61%

 

10%

Rabobank Australia Ltd

 

9,000,000

 

5.41%

 

30%

St George Bank Limited

 

2,000,000

 

1.20%

 

30%

Suncorp-Metway Ltd

 

2,021,840

 

1.21%

 

20%

Westpac Banking Corporation Ltd

 

9,074,950

 

5.45%

 

30%

Portfolio Total

166,470,152

100.00%

 

*Investment Policy non-complying investments (refer to commentary below in” investment policy compliance”)

 

 Security Rating

Short Term
Security Rating Group

Market Value

% Total Value

Investment Policy Limit

A1+

40,136,933

24.11%

100%

A1

4,995,114

3.00%

100%

A2

66,000,000

39.65%

60%

N/R

5,000,000

3%

50%

Total Short Term  Security Rating Group

116,132,047

69.76%

 

Long Term
Security Rating Group

Market Value

% Total Value

Investment Policy Limit

AAA

1,261,800

0.76%

100%

AA+ to AA-

41,270,160

24.79%

100%

A+ to A-

3,775,295

2.27%

60%

BBB+ to BBB-

4,030,850

2.42%

50%

Total Long Term  Security Rating Group

50,338,105

30.24%

 

Total Investment Portfolio

$166,470,152

100%

 

 

Council’s investment portfolio yielded an annualised return of 4.01 per cent being 135 basis points above the annualised benchmark of 2.66 per cent for the month of October. The monthly return is expected to gradually decrease as old investments in Council’s portfolio mature and replaced with investments yielding lower returns.

 

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

Description: MCWB01114_0000[1]

The portfolio yield for October is above the annualised benchmark for the month (4.01% against 2.66%).

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

Description: MCWB01114_0000[1]

The portfolio yield for the past 12 month period is above the benchmark for the same period (4.11% against 2.64%).

Annual Income vs. Budget

Description: MCWB01114_0000[1]

Council’s investment income on

General Fund was $90k above year to date budget.

 

 

Investment Policy Compliance

 

Legislative Requirements

 

Description: MCWB01114_0000[1]

Fully Compliant.

Portfolio Credit Rating Limit

Description: MCWB01114_0000[1]

Fully Compliant.

 

Institutional Exposure Limits

X

Non-compliance for three institutions, NAB, ME Bank and Emerald Reverse Mortgages. The actual investment holding for NAB & ME Bank is slightly over the policy limit. This temporary situation will be rectified as investments in both securities mature. The Emerald Reverse Mortgages securities are grand fathered investments pre the “Cole” report.

 

Council’s policy will be amended to exclude grandfathered securities from the Institutional exposure limits.

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. These dates are as follows:

 

·    Class A $1.6 million  22 August 2022

·    Class C $0.5 million  21 July 2027

·    Class C $1.0 million  23 August 2027

Council’s policy will be amended to exclude grandfathered securities from the term to maturity limits.

 

Economic Outlook – Reserve Bank of Australia

 

At its November 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 4 November 2014 by Glenn Stevens, Governor of the RBA commenting on the central bank decision is attached to this report. Further readings on monetary policy from the central bank can be viewed on the following link:

http://www.rba.gov.au/monetary-policy/rba-board-minutes/2014/07102014.html

 

The return on term deposits over medium term (2 to 3 years to maturity) is currently at 3.5 per cent to 3.8 per cent per annum. Short term deposits rate (less than one year to maturity) is ranging from 3 per cent for 30 days to 3.5 per cent for one year.

 

Certificate of Responsible Accounting Officer

 

The Chief Financial Officer, 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

As at the end of October Council’s investment income on General Fund was $90k above year to date budget. Council's portfolio and returns will be closely monitored for the remainder of the year with any proposed budget variations requested through the quarterly review process if required.

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.         Investment Portfolio Details October 2014View

2.         Performance Graphs Actual to Buget October 2014View

3.         Media Release  Reseve Bank of Australia November 2014View  


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CFO 02

Investment Report October 2014

Attachment 1

Investment Portfolio Details October 2014

 


 


 


105

CFO 02

Investment Report October 2014

Attachment 2

Performance Graphs Actual to Buget October 2014

 


105

CFO 02

Investment Report October 2014

Attachment 3

Media Release  Reseve Bank of Austarlia November 2014

 


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Chief Financial Officer

 

CFO 03

Local Infrastructure Renewal Scheme (LIRS) - Funding Agreement and Borrowing

 

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

270972.2014

Report By

Vishwa Nadan - Manager Financial Management

Approved By

Gary Grantham - Chief Financial Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The NSW State Government provides interest subsidy assistance to local Councils through its Local Infrastructure Renewal Scheme (LIRS). The Council was successful in obtaining a 3% subsidy on a proposed $3m borrowing to fund Whitlam Centre Air-conditioning Project.

 

This report seeks Council approval to accept and formalise this funding offer with the Office of Local Government. It further seeks Council approval to borrow funds and execute financing agreements with a financial institution offering most favourable terms. 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Approves borrowing of $3m in accordance with the LIRS subsidy assistance program;

 

2.       Authorises the Mayor and General Manager to sign the LIRS funding agreement for Whitlam Centre Air-conditioning Project;

 

3.       Authorises affixing of Common Seal of the Council to the LIRS Funding Agreement;

 

4.       Authorises the CEO to obtain quotations from major financial institutions and execute a loan agreement with the bank offering most favorable terms;

 

5.       Authorises affixing of Common Seal of the Council, if required, to the bank loan agreement.

 

 

 

REPORT

 

Background

In 2002, the NSW State government introduced the Local Infrastructure Renewal Scheme. The LIRS provides councils a subsidy in interest costs to make it affordable to take out major commercial bank loans to fund infrastructure maintenance and renewals. The scheme has been in operation for last two years. In first two rounds of applications, Council was successful in obtaining approvals for the following projects:

 

1. Replacement of air-conditioning – City Library ($1.40m)

2. Road Pavement Reconstruction and Rehabilitation – Various ($8.19m)

3. CBD Car park ($11m)

 

The first round of approvals provided a 4% interest subsidy, however, reduces to 3% for applications approved in Rounds 2 and 3.

 

The Council is yet to borrow funds for the CBD Car park that was approved in round 2.

 

In Round 3, the Council sought interest subsidy funding for a further $10m. The Office of Local Government however approved application for $3m to replace air-conditioning at the Whitlam Centre.

 

Funding Agreement

As a result of this approval, the Council is now required to formalise a funding agreement (a copy of agreement is provided as Attachment 1) with the Office of Local Government.

 

Bank Loan

On signing, the Council will have authorisation to seek a loan from an appropriate financial institution and use these funds to carry out the works in accordance with the agreement. The Office of Local Government will reimburse 3% of interest paid on this loan every 6 months.

 

In accordance with the current capital works delivery program, the Whitlam Centre Air-conditioning project is expected to commence in April 2015.

 

Prior to this, Council will obtain quotations from major Australian banks for a 10-year fixed term interest loan for $3m and an agreement will be executed with the bank offering most competitive terms.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

Economic and Financial

Borrowing under the LIRS program is consistent with the Council’s financing strategy and the long term financial plan.

The net debt serving costs of the loan will be approximately $335k dollars per annum funded from Council’s Infrastructure Sinking Fund.

Environmental and Sustainability

Enhance the environmental performance of buildings and homes.


Social and Cultural

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

Deliver high quality services for children and their families.


Civic Leadership and Governance

Deliver services that are customer focused.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         LIRS Funding Agreement

  


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Local Infrastructure Renewal Scheme (LIRS) - Funding Agreement and Borrowing

Attachment 1

LIRS Funding Agreement

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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Chief Financial Officer

 

CFO 04

September 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

272594.2014

Report By

Vishwa Nadan - Manager Financial Management

Approved By

Gary Grantham - Chief Financial Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

On 20 June 2014 Council adopted a balanced funded budget for the 2014/2015 financial year. In terms of the net operating result before grants and contributions provided for capital purposes, the Council budgeted for a deficit of $8.393m. Whilst the Council can afford this budget from funding perspective, it will impact the Net Operating Result before grants and contribution provided for capital purposes which is a critical “fit for the future” performance measure.

 

The Council has since approved funding variations through resolutions and endorsed carryovers from 2013/14. The review of Council's budget as at 30 September 2014 has resulted in a funding surplus of $40k and working funds balance of $4.040m.

 

A forecast Net Operating Result before grants and contribution provided for capital purposes based on actual performance is currently being assessed.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Receives and notes the report;

 

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

 

3.      Notes a forecast of the Net Operating Result before grants & contributions is currently being assessed.

 

 

 

 

 

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 30 September 2014.

 

Budget Commentary

In June 2014 Council adopted a budget with balanced funding result for the 2014/15 financial year, summarized in the table below. In terms of the net operating result before grants and contributions provided for capital purposes, the Council budgeted for a deficit of $8.393m. Whilst the Council can afford this budget from funding perspective, it will impact the Net Operating Result before grants and contribution provided for capital purposes which is a critical “fit for the future” performance measure. The Council has since approved funding through resolutions and endorsed carryovers from 2013/14.

 

As part of the September Budget Review, managers have conducted a review of their programs with a view to providing a revised forecast for the financial year ended 30 June 2015. 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.  From funding perspective, the review has resulted in a $40k, however, unfavorably impacts on the budgeted Net Operating Result by $0.739m for the quarter.

 

 

The budgeted results are subject to delivery of planned programs. Based on actual performance, a forecast of Council’s year ending Net Operating Result before grants & contributions is currently being assessed.

 

 Details of the proposed budget changes are provided in the attachments.

 

Attachment 1 – Variation to general fund works: Highlights in detail the general fund movements for the quarter resulting in a net funding surplus of $40k.

 

Key favorable variations include:

·    $450k – Additional rates revenue due to increase in number of rates assessments

·    $432k – Lower principal loan and interest repayment

·    $130k – Additional revenue from lease rental, savings from utility costs consolidation and training incentive payments

·    $70k – Higher revenue from inspection fees, engineering fees, hoarding fees and construction certificates

Key unfavorable variations include:

·    $529k – Lower financial assistance grant than originally anticipated

·    $179k – Two new positions in Planning & Growth

·    $175k – Additional funds for community events

·    $92k – Increased software license costs

·    $71k – Council resolution to waive fees & charges to certain community/ not for profit organizations

·    $50k – Additional funds for corporate sponsorships

 

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 general funds as all works are funded from S94 developer contributions. Any surplus funds on budgeted works remain restricted for future works 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.

 

Attachments 5 & 6 – Grants Status Report:  Has two components, first listing all annual grant submissions and second, listing all grants that have been applied for during the quarter detailing the project title, amount sought, funding body and status of the application. Council officers are continually seeking alternate sources of funding as opportunities arise.

 

Attachments 7 - 11 - Quarter 1 Budget Review Summary (QBRS): This report presents a summary of Council's budgeted financial position at the end of each quarter. It has five components:

 

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

2.       Capital Budget Statement: This report breaks the capital expenditure into new and renewal assets and respective reserve funding.

3.       Cash and Investments Statement providing a reconciliation of restricted and unrestricted funds to the level of Cash and Investments held as at 30 September 2014

4.       Key Performance Indicators

5.       Contracts and Other Expenses Statement.

 

 

 

 

Working Funds

At 30 June 2014, the Council’s working capital was $4m. A surplus of $40k was identified in the September 2014 budget review. At this stage, no recommendation is made to commit these funds.

 


Description

Movement

 

$'000

Cumulative Working Funds Balance

$'000

Working Funds Balance (per audited financial reports)

 

4,000

September Review Surplus

40

4,040

 

As the Responsible Accounting Officer, it is the Chief Financial Officer’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 September quarter budget review, the funding result is a surplus of $40k inclusive of Council resolutions during the quarter and the forecast working funds balance, as at 30 June 2015 is approximately $4.040m.

 

The forecast net operating result before grants and contribution provided for capital purposes based on actual performance is currently being assessed.

 

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.         Variations to General FundView

2.         Variations to Grant& Contributions funded worksView

3.         Variations to S94 funded worksView

4.         Variations to works funded by ReservesView

5.         Grants Status Report - ApplicationsView

6.         Grants Status Report - ReceivedView

7.         Quarter 1 Budget Review SummaryView

8.         Cash & Investment ReportView

9.         Key Performance IndicatorsView

10.       Consultancy & Legal Expenses BudgetView

11.       Contracts and Other Expenses Statement


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CFO 04

September 2014 Budget Review

Attachment 1

Variations to General Fund

 


 


 


131

CFO 04

September 2014 Budget Review

Attachment 2

Variations to Grant& Contributions funded works

 


 


133

CFO 04

September 2014 Budget Review

Attachment 3

Variations to S94 funded works

 


139

CFO 04

September 2014 Budget Review

Attachment 4

Variations to works funded by Reserves

 


 


 


 


 


139

CFO 04

September 2014 Budget Review

Attachment 5

Grants Status Report - Applications

 


 


141

CFO 04

September 2014 Budget Review

Attachment 6

Grants Status Report - Received

 


 


 


147

CFO 04

September 2014 Budget Review

Attachment 7

Quarter 1 Budget Review Summary

 


 


 


147

CFO 04

September 2014 Budget Review

Attachment 8

Cash & Investment Report

 


149

CFO 04

September 2014 Budget Review

Attachment 9

Key Performance Indicators

 


 


151

CFO 04

September 2014 Budget Review

Attachment 10

Consultancy & Legal Expenses Budget

 


151

CFO 04

September 2014 Budget Review

Attachment 11

Contracts and Other Expenses Statement

 

 


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Ordinary Meeting 26 November 2014

City Presentation Report

 

DCP 01

Review of Domestic Waste Management Policy

 

Strategic Direction

Natural Sustainable City

Lead the community to develop and implement environmentally sustainable practices

Key Policy

Domestic Waste Management Policy

File Ref

213270.2014

Report By

Rebecca Scarpin - Waste Management Coordinator

Approved By

Gino Belsito - Director City Presentation

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Liverpool City Council is committed to providing a regular and efficient household waste collection and disposal service to meet the needs of its community. As part of this service, Council has a Domestic Waste Management Policy in place.

 

A review of this policy has been undertaken. The purpose of this report is to recommend a number of minor and significant changes to the Domestic Waste Management Policy.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve and adopt the revised changes to the Domestic Waste Management Policy.

 

REPORT

 

The Domestic Waste Management Policy (Attachment 1) was adopted in December 2011 and is due for review.

 

The policy states Council’s commitment to providing a regular and efficient household waste collection and disposal service, maintaining maximum participation and optimum use of the service and achieving an overall reduction of waste to landfill.

 

The Domestic Waste Management Policy has been reviewed and resulted in a number of minor changes that have been made to strengthen the document and ensure it reflects current practice. There are more significant changes proposed below. The balance of the changes are grammatical in nature. These amendments are shown in Attachment 2 in strikethrough and underline.

 

The more significant changes proposed to the policy are detailed below:

 

1.       The additional paragraph in 4.7.2 Garbage Bins.

 

As the area of Liverpool grows, large families are moving into the area and quite often the allocation of a 140 litre bin for waste is insufficient to homes that have a large number of members residing in the one household. As a result it is proposed that upon sufficient evidence an upgrade will be provided at no cost to families in this situation to help ease this pressure. This is a service that other council’s in Western Sydney are offering to their residents. 

 

In 2013/14, 92 requests were made for an upgrade from a 140 litre to a 240 litre garbage bin. Under the Schedule of Fees and Charges for 2013/14 the fee for this service was $130.00. This equated to income to Council of $ 11,960. However, it is unknown of these 92 requests, how many are a result of having a large family. If an assumption was made that 100% of requests were a result of having a large family, even though this is not the likely case, this would mean a reduced income to council of $ 11, 960 for 2013/14. The fee for this service in 2014/15 is $143.00 and if the same number of requests to upgrade bins was made by residents and the fee was waived, at a maximum, Council will have a reduced income of $13,156.

 

2.       The additional paragraph in 4.7.3 Recycling and Garden Waste Bins.

 

The existing policy allows an upgrade of a garbage bin from the standard 140 litre bin to a 240 litre bin, at no cost to households that have medical or physical disabilities which results in the addition of excess waste. In 2013/14, five (5) residents accessed upgrades at no cost as a result of medical or physical disabilities. To be consistent, the revised policy proposes to allow the fee to be waived for an additional recycling bin for those households in the same situation once evidence is received. Often medical supplies are delivered to homes in cardboard packaging and this creates excess recycling that needs to be disposed of. By providing the additional recycling bin at no cost, Council is further encouraging recycling and easing the burden on residents who are in this situation.

 

In 2013/14, 136 requests were made for an additional 240 litre recycle bin. Under the Schedule of Fees and Charges for 2013/14 the fee for this service was $20.00. This equated to income to Council of $ 2,720. However, it is unknown of these 136 requests, how many are a result of having a medical or physical disability. If an assumption was made that 100% of requests were a result of having a medical or physical disability, even though this is not the likely case, this would mean a reduced income to council of $ 2,720 for 2013/14. The fee for this service in 2014/15 remained at $20.00 and if the same number of requests for additional bins was made by residents and the fee was waived, at a maximum, Council will have a reduced income of $2,720. It should be noted however that under Council’s current contract for the processing of recyclables, Council receives an income per tonnes of recycling received and with increased recycling this would counterbalance the income lost.

 

 

 

3.       Changes to 4.9 Collection of Household Problem Waste.

 

Since the existing policy was adopted, the Community Recycling Centre at Rose Street Operations Depot has opened and is operational. The wording in this section has been changed to reflect this and still include the scheduled, one off Chemical Clean Outs.

 

4.       Additions to 4.10 Collection Requirements for Household Clean Up Service

 

Since the existing policy was last adopted, a separate household clean up collection of mattresses is now available and so the revised policy reflects this service. The wording in this section has been improved to ensure the guidelines for compliance are made more specific and are in line with the educational material provided for this service.

 

It should be noted that the template for Council policies has changed since the existing

policy was last adopted and so the revised policy reflects this new format.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

The first and second proposed significant changes to the policy have financial impacts on the domestic waste budget that has been addressed in the body of the report.  Council’s income will be reduced, should these changes be adopted, however to what extent it is unknown and assumptions can only be made.

Environmental and Sustainability

Minimise household and commercial waste going to landfill.

Improve recycling and recovery rates.

Enhance the environmental performance of buildings and homes.

Raise community awareness and support action in relation to environmental issues.

 


Social and Cultural

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

Improve community reputation and standing.

Support policies and plans that prevent illegal dumping.


Civic Leadership and Governance

Act as an environmental leader in the community.

Foster neighbourhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

Facilitate the development of community leaders.

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

Deliver services that are customer focused.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.View

Existing Domestic Waste Management Policy

2.View

Domestic Waste Management Policy DRAFT

  


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DCP 01

Review of Domestic Waste Management Policy

Attachment 1

Existing Domestic Waste Management Policy

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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DCP 01

Review of Domestic Waste Management Policy

Attachment 2

Domestic Waste Management Policy DRAFT

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 


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Community and Culture  Report

 

DCC 01

Donations, Grants and Sponsorships

 

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

196454.2014

Report By

Sarah Rees - Coordinator Community Development

Approved By

Kiersten Fishburn - Director Community & Culture

 

 

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) recently considered a number of applications from local community organisations and high schools for the Community Grants, School Donations and Corporate Sponsorship.

 

This report presents the funding recommendations made by the FCP for Council's consideration.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Endorses the Financial Contribution Panel's recommendations for the provision of $6,000 under the Community Donations Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant Name

Project Name

Amount

Karitane Parenting Centre

Open Day and 21st Birthday Celebration

$1,000

Wheels ‘Towards Independence’

Incorporated

Formation Friendship

$5,000

 

 

2.   Endorses the Financial Contribution Panel's recommendations for the provision of $700 under the Community Donations Program – School Donations as summarised in the table below:

 

 

 

School

Amount

Cecil Hills High School

$100

James Busby High School

$100

Lawrence Hargrave School

$100

Liverpool Boys High School

$100

Miller Technology High School

$100

Al Amanah College

$100

Green Valley Islamic College

$100

 

3.   Endorses the Financial Contributions Panel's recommendations for the provision of $30,849 under the Corporate Sponsorship Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant name

Amount

NSW Barefoot Water Ski Club

$5,250

Western Sydney Wanderers Football Club

$25,000

Hinchinbrook Public School

$599

 

 

 

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 Community Donations and Corporate Sponsorship.

 

Community Grants

Council's Community Grants Program is available to community groups who provide programs or services to the residents of Liverpool. Three applications for community grants were received by Council. Two applications met the program criteria and are recommended for funding. The program criteria can be found as an attachment to this report for the reference of Councillors. A summary of the requests are outlined in the table below.

 

Applicant Details

Event Name and Description

Amount Requested

FCP Recommendation

Karitane Parenting Centre

Open Day and 21st Birthday Celebration

Karitane Parenting Centre has been supporting vulnerable families in Liverpool for the past 21 years by providing parenting education, support and counselling for parents with children aged 0-5 years living in Liverpool. Karitane plans to celebrate their 21 years of service by hosting an open day and a celebration event with light refreshments for families, staff and stakeholders attending.

 

Community Benefits:

·    Promotion of this invaluable service to the general community

·    Raises awareness of the needs and issues faced by vulnerable families and their children; and

·    Builds capacity and empowers women to live independently.

$1,000

$1,000

Wheels Towards Independence     

Incorporated

Formation Friendship

Bringing together a group of socially isolated, culturally and linguistically diverse members of the school and local community by providing a program of excursions to support their mental health and wellbeing and to encourage their participation in civic life as well as to build a socially cohesive society.

 

Community Benefits:

·    Increased engagement of disadvantaged and CALD community members

·    Increased awareness of local support services by CALD community members; and

·    Promotion of cultural understanding and acceptance among various CALD groups.

$5,000

$5,000

Kopru Arts and Cultural Association Incorporated

3 Cultural Event Shows Bankstown

Kopru Arts and Cultural Association Incorporated is a non-profit organisation established in 2005 with the aims and objectives to assist and support Turkish community members through cultural activities such as theatre shows, folkloric dancing, music and arts.

Unspecified

Nil

 

School Donations

Council delivers a School Donation Program for local high schools within Liverpool Local Government Area to recognise and reward students who have excelled in citizenship, academic studies, artistic or sporting efficiency. Seven applications for school donations were received by Council. Seven applications met the program criteria and are recommended for funding.

 

School

Suburb

Award

FCP Recommendation

Cecil Hills High School

Cecil Hills

For Academic Excellence

$100

James Busby High School

Green Valley

For Academic Excellence

$100

Lawrence Hargrave School

 

Warwick Farm

For Academic Excellence

$100

Liverpool Boys High School

Liverpool

For Academic Excellence

$100

Miller Technology High School

Miller

For Academic Excellence

$100

Al Amanah College

Liverpool

For Academic Excellence

$100

Green Valley Islamic College

Green Valley

For Academic Excellence

$100

 

Corporate Sponsorship

Council delivers a Corporate Sponsorship Program for local organisations seeking financial support to deliver events that benefit Liverpool. Two applications for corporate sponsorship were received by Council. Two applications met the program criteria and are recommended for funding. 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 recommendation are shown in the table below.

 

Applicant Details

Project Name and Description

Amount Requested

FCP

Recommendation

NSW Barefoot Water Ski Club

Barefoot Water-ski Tournament Australia vs. New Zealand, Helles Park, Australia Day Weekend 2015

 

Hosting an Australia vs. New Zealand Barefoot Water-ski Tournament with water skiers from across Australia as well as New Zealand competing across a number of categories. The weekend will also include entertainment each evening and a barbeque. The number of anticipated contestants is approximately 40 to 50 skiers, including approximately 12 - 20 from New Zealand. It is a not-for-profit event and is aimed at preparing a pitch for Liverpool to host the 2016 and 2018 World Championships. This is the first time it has been held in Liverpool.

 

Funds are being requested towards the entertainment program across the weekend as well as upgrades to the Club House and related facilities.

 

Benefits include:

·   Branding on all promotional material at the event

·   Award presentation opportunity at the event; and

·   Recognition in media releases

 

The event has the potential to showcase a key natural asset of Liverpool – the Georges River, both nationally and internationally and has the potential to provide an opportunity for Liverpool to host the World Championships in 2016 and 2018.  While the numbers of participants is low, the event provides the opportunity to profile Liverpool in a positive light both nationally and internationally. Seventy percent of the requested funds are to support the event and the remaining is for upgrading infrastructure at the site. As the program does not generally support on-going infrastructure costs it is recommended for funding at $5,250 – 70% of the funding request.

$7,500 ex GST

$5,250 ex GST

Western Sydney Wanderers Football Club

Western Sydney Wanderers 2014/15 A-League Season

Council has been invited to continue its corporate sponsorship of the Western Sydney Wanderers (WSW) for the 2014/15 season. 

 

Benefits include:

1) WSW players and personnel will attend and support the Council’s Harmony Day event with the following activities:

·   Community coaches to run football clinics, penalty shoot-out and skills sessions

·   Three players for one hour

·   Social media support; and

·   Selected young people from Liverpool LGA to participate in WSW’s home game designated to promote Harmony Day.

2)   Joint promotion with Westfield Liverpool in the off-season, which includes:

·   Mayor to launch the event

·   Four to six players for one hour for signings, photos and a meet and greet with fans

·   Community football clinic outside St Lukes Church (to be leveraged with the Council to select the participants prior to the event)

·   Membership and merchandise promotions; and

·   Social media support.

 

3)   Option A - Western Sydney Wanderers to invite key corporate partners to Liverpool City Council Business networking event (at no cost to WSW)

OR

Option B - 10 tickets in the WSW Networking Suite at the Round 22 Harmony Day Match on 21 March 2015. The networking suite holds up to 50 white collar businesses and is run by the WSW. There would be an opportunity for Council to have 10 tickets in the suite, a speaking opportunity for the Mayor and an opportunity to place Liverpool City Council signage in the room.  Appearances in the suite to include the CEO and potentially an injured player if available.

4)   Six general admission tickets to each home match at Pirtek Stadium during the 2014/15 regular season

5)   Six red category memberships for the 2014/15 regular season

6)   One Signed Jersey

7)   One strip advertisement in The Wanderers Match Day Programme for four home games determined by both parties to promote Liverpool Night Markets, Harmony Day and other major Council events

8)   Two tickets to all major club corporate events e.g. Season Launch and Medal Night

9)   Listing on Corporate Partners page on the WSW Website

10) Listing on Corporate Partners page in The Wanderer Match Day Programme; and

11) Use of Corporate Partner brand in marketing promotions and advertising collateral.

 

Recommended for funding: The sponsorship proposal provides Liverpool with a range of economic and social benefits for the community and aligns closely with a number of Council’s future directions including: Vibrant Prosperous City, Healthy Inclusive City and Proud Engaged City. Football is a thriving game in Western Sydney and in Liverpool alone, football has the highest participation rate of any sport.

 

The range of activities undertaken as part of last season’s sponsorship attracted strong positive media attention for Liverpool as well as positive business and community feedback through the coaching clinics run in partnership with schools and St Lukes Church and through the corporate business event that was run at CPAC.

 

The Wanderers Football Club is committed to being an active advocate for Western Sydney and engages with the diverse communities of Western Sydney. The team attracts strong media attention so an alignment with the WSW is positive for Liverpool.

 

Council staff will formalise the final benefits package in discussion with the WSW.  Recommended for funding at the $25,000 level.

 

$25,000 ex GST

$25,000 ex GST

Hinchinbrook Public School

Hinchinbrook Public School  Fete - 14 November 4-9pm, 2015

School fete including 30 stallholders, rides and performances from dance groups, Hoxton Park HS band and IMC Karate.  Funding is requested towards a temporary dance floor for the event.

 

Benefits include:  Signage and speaking opportunity

 

The fete will attract members of both the school and the wider community.  Moderate alignment with the program criteria.

Recommended for funding

$599 ex GST

$599 ex GST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

A budget allocation of $80,000 for the Community Grants Program was adopted by Council in its 2014/2015 Operational Plan as part of the Community Donations Program. If the recommended amount of

$6,000 is endorsed the remaining balance will be $59,225.50. The recommendations within this report for Community Grants will be funded from the Community Donations Program.

 

A budget allocation of $2,400 for the School Donations Program was adopted by Council in its 2014/2015 Operational Plan. If the recommended amount of $700 is endorsed the remaining balance will be $1,400. The recommendations within this report for school donations will be funded from the School Donations Program.

 

The 2014/15 Corporate Sponsorship Program has a budget of $80,000 and these funds have now been fully committed. If the recommended amount of $30,849 is endorsed, the funds would need to be provided from the Council Reserve.

 

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

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Community and Culture  Report

 

DCC 02

Request for Rental Waiver - The City of Liverpool and District Historical Society Inc.

 

Strategic Direction

Healthy Inclusive  City

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

Key Policy

Library Services Strategy

File Ref

235714.2014

Report By

David Sharman - Service Manager Library and Museum

Approved By

Kiersten Fishburn - Director Community & Culture

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The City of Liverpool and District Historical Society Inc. has been housed in the basement of the City Library since 1998. During this period The Society has refurbished this room at The Society’s expense. There has never been any formal arrangement for the use of this room nor has there been any agreement over fees and charges.

 

The City of Liverpool and District Historical Society Inc. has also had free access to the Library ‘Gold Room’ for the Society’s monthly meetings and free access to the Library’s ‘Pink Room’ and ‘Purple Room’ for an annual historical lecture, the Harvard Lecture. No fees have been charged for the use of these rooms. The annual fees for room use by The City of Liverpool and District Historical Society Inc. amount to $1,978.00 per annum.

 

Having The Historical Society based in this room has been complementary to the Library’s Heritage and Museum services. It has allowed an exchange of knowledge and both archival and physical resources.

 

This report recommends that The City of Liverpool and District Historical Society Inc. are put on a three year licence to use this small basement room to continue their valuable service and collaboration with the Library and Museum. It also recommends that any fees for the use of the basement space and the use of the Library’s Gold, Pink and Purple rooms are waived. The basement space is not suitable to be hired with the only use to the library for storage which is available more conveniently in other areas of the library.


 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Approve a three-year licence from 1 December 2014 for The City of Liverpool and District Historical Society Inc. to use the basement room for operations.

 

2.   Approve the waiver of any fees for the period of the licence for the basement room; and

 

3.   Approve the waiver of any fees for the use of Library’s rooms for monthly meetings and the annual Harvard Lecture.

 

 

REPORT

 

The City of Liverpool and District Historical Society Inc. has been based in the basement of the City Library since 1998 when they moved from the Rose St Depot. During this period, The Society has refurbished this room at The Society’s expense. The Society collects archival material and physical objects of historical relevance to Liverpool and surrounding districts. The Society hosts the annual Harvard Lecture, contributes objects to museum displays and provides research material for historical enquires.

 

This arrangement complements the historical services delivered by the Library and Museum and collects in areas that the library does not. They have also been very good tenants in the building and the arrangement has been beneficial to both parties. The annual Harvard Lecture brings approximately two hundred (200) people into the City Library.

 

There has never been any formal agreement in place for this arrangement, nor any discussion of rental or room hire fees. To ensure transparency and probity, it is recommended that The City of Liverpool and District Historical Society Inc. be placed on a three-year licence agreement for the use of the basement room and the rooms inside the library. This would allow them to continue their services with the surety of Council support.

As the basement room is not hireable by the library it is recommended that any fees be waived in recognition of the complementary service they deliver to the library.

 

The City of Liverpool and District Historical Society Inc. meet the criteria of being:

 

·    Incorporated or auspiced, non-profit community service organisation or groups providing programs or services to the residents of Liverpool.

·    Having public liability insurance of up to $20 million.

 

They also align clearly with Council’s Strategic Directions of a Healthy and Inclusive City and a Proud and Engaged City.

 

As no fees have ever been charged before for the use of the basement room this will not impact on projected income for the library.

 

The waiver of the room hire would amount to $5,934 over the proposed period of 3 years.  As no fees have been charged previously, this will not impact on projected income for the library.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Revenue forgone of $5,934 over 3 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 community organisations, groups and volunteers to deliver coordinated services to the community.

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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Infrastructure and Environment Report

 

DIEN 01

Liverpool Pioneers' Park Draft Interpretative Signage Strategy

 

Strategic Direction

Proud Engaged City

Strengthen and celebrate Liverpool’s unique community identity

Key Policy

Heritage Strategy

File Ref

246904.2014

Report By

Kevin Smith - Manager Infrastructure Delivery

Approved By

Raj Autar - Director Infrastructure and Environment

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council, at its meeting held on 26 June 2013, resolved to undertake necessary investigations and research to enable an effective interpretive signage strategy to be developed for Liverpool Pioneers’ Memorial Park.

 

Council subsequently engaged the services of a Heritage Consultant to guide and develop a suitable strategy for Liverpool Pioneers’ Memorial Park.

 

Following extensive research and in view of a large number of people buried at the park, which is estimated to be over 13,000, the strategy recommends the following approach for an interpretive signage strategy:

1.   The provision of robust and self-standing signs positioned at park entry points to minimise clutter and maintain large open areas within the park. Signs will be incorporated with well researched historical information on the park and biographical information about notable individuals or groups. The aim is to identify a small number of prominent Liverpool pioneers buried at the park for inclusion on the signage with additional information to be found on a companion webpage; and

 

2.   Development of a webpage - as further historical information becomes available over time, it is considered that a system is needed to capture and display updated information that also allows suitable downloadable educational material. It is further considered that a properly developed website would be quite useful in maintaining up to date information about persons buried at the park. As a further enhancement, website links could be provided within the various signage to allow visitors direct access to more detailed information comprising maps, exact location of a grave site (if known) and photos.

This report recommends that Council adopts the recommendations of the draft Interpretive Signage Strategy for the purpose of seeking public comment. A further report will be presented to Council following conclusion of the public consultation process to enable a final signage strategy to be adopted.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Notes the contents of the report.

 

2.       Adopts the draft Interpretive Signage Strategy for Liverpool Pioneers’ Memorial Park for the purpose of seeking public comment.

 

3.       Consults with Liverpool’s historical groups and seeks public comment to finalise the strategy.

 

 

 

REPORT

 

Background

 

The Conservation Management Plan and the Plan of Management for Liverpool Pioneers’ Memorial Park recommends a range of improvements to highlight the importance of the park to its vistors. Over the years, Council has been progressively restoring and reinstating the various headstones that had been removed earlier, which has been an essential element of the Conservation Management Plan.

 

Further, Council at its meeting held on 26 June 2013, resolved:

 

“That Council undertakes preliminary investigations, consultation and research with respect to doing all things necessary to cause interpretive signage to be erected in and around Pioneers’ Memorial Park with a view toward such signage further explaining and elucidating to visitors the history of the park and the stories behind the pioneers, earlier settlers, traditional land owners and others whose final resting place may be in the park or to whom park may otherwise be significant.”

 

Council subsequently engaged the services of a Heritage Consultant to guide and develop a suitable strategy for Liverpool Pioneers’ Memorial Park, that would enable visitors traversing the cemetry to appreciate the importance of the place and the range of people buried in the park.

 

Research and strategy development

 

To prepare the draft strategy, the Heritage Consultant, Mayne-Wilson & Associates, completed the following tasks:

 

 

§ Researched all available and relevant heritage information on the park’s history and prominent Liverpool pioneers;

§ Consulted with Liverpool and District Family Historical Society, Liverpool Museum and the Local Studies unit of Liverpool Library;

§ Engaged the President of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Dr Carol Liston as a sub-consultant historian to assist with research and recommendation; and

§ Selected 19 prominent early pioneers and developed their biographies for inclusion on the website and in-situ interpretive signage.

 

Following research and some targeted consultation and in view of a large number of people buried at the park, which is estimated to be over 13,000, the strategy recommends the following approach for an interpretive signage strategy:

1.   The provision of robust and self-standing illustrative and interpretive signs positioned at park entry points to minimise clutter and maintain large open areas within the park. Signs will be incorporated with well researched historical information on the park and biographical information about notable individuals or groups. The aim is to identify a small number of prominent Liverpool pioneers buried at Liverpool Pioneers’ Memorial Park for inclusion on the signage with additional information to be found on a companion webpage; and

2.   Development of separate Liverpool Pioneers’ Memorial Park webpage on Council’s website including a Wikipedia style link - as further historical information becomes available over time, it is considered that a system is needed to capture and display updated information that also allows suitable downloadable educational material. It is further considered that a properly developed website would be quite useful in maintaining up to date information about persons buried at the park. As a further enhancement, website links could be provided within the various signage to allow visitors direct access to more detailed information comprising maps, the exact location of a grave site (if known) and photos.

3.   Production and distribution of educational pamphlets to visitors. Pamphlets will be made available to the community at Council Libraries, Museums and Casula Powerhouse and will also be available for download on Council’s website.

A copy of the draft Interpretive Signage Strategy is attached to this report. This report recommends that Council adopts the recommendations of the draft Interpretive Signage Strategy for the purpose of seeking public comment. A further report will be presented to Council following conclusion of the public consultation process to enable a final signage strategy to be adopted.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

 

The implementation of the strategy recommendations is anticipated to cost as follows:

1.   Design, manufacture and installation of interpretive signage - $50,000.

2.   Development and launch of an online webpage and Wikipedia style database on all known persons buried within Liverpool Pioneers’ Memorial Park - $120,000.

3.   Design, approval and printing of supporting educational pamphlets - $1000 per annum.

Subject to approval of the final strategy, the above expenditures can be included in Council’s 2015/2016 Operational Plan for implementation.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Approved budget provisions will be made following adoption of the Interpretive Signage Strategy.

Environmental and Sustainability

The implementation of the Interpretive Signage Strategy will assist in the preservation of a significant heritage infrastructure of Council.


Social and Cultural

Promote and educate the community and park visitors on the history of Liverpool’s early pioneers buried within Pioneers’ Memorial Park.


Civic Leadership and Governance

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.View

Draft Interpretive Signage Strategy for Liverpool Pioneers' Memorial Park (Under separate cover)

  


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Infrastructure and Environment Report

 

DIEN 02

Gibson and Dunrossil Avenues, Casula

 

Strategic Direction

Accessible Connected City

Provide safe and easy travel with a high quality road and traffic management network

Key Policy

Asset Management Plan

File Ref

259416.2014

Report By

Kevin Smith - Manager Infrastructure Delivery

Approved By

Raj Autar - Director Infrastructure and Environment

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council, at its meeting held on 29 October 2014, resolved to receive a report regarding the condition of road pavements in Gibson and Dunrossil Avenues in Casula. Council further resolved that appropriate investigations be conducted to assess the adequacy of the street lighting along the pedestrian pathway between Gibson and De Meyrick Avenues in Casula.

 

This report presents the outcomes of investigations that have been undertaken in response to the Council resolution.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes this report.

 

 

REPORT

 

Council, at its meeting held on 29 October 2014, resolved to receive a report regarding the condition of road pavements in Gibson and Dunrossil Avenues in Casula. Council further resolved that appropriate investigations be conducted to assess the adequacy of the street lighting along the pedestrian pathway between Gibson and De Meyrick Avenues in Casula.

 

Road pavement - Gibson and Dunrossil Avenues, Casula

 

Council officers have inspected Gibson and Dunrossil Avenues and found Dunrossil Avenue to be generally in a fair condition.

 

Due to usage and age, Gibson Avenue is exhibiting signs of pavement failures and Council’s assessment shows that complete pavement reconstruction and resurfacing will be required to restore riding conditions. The existing potholes along Gibson Avenue have been programmed to be repaired by the end of November 2014. In addition, major improvements including resurfacing along Gibson Avenue will be considered for inclusion in Council’s 2015/2016 capital works program.

 

Meanwhile, Council will continue to carry out recurrent maintenance on Gibson and Dunrossil Avenues to ensure they remain in a serviceable condition until the reconstruction works can be programmed.

 

Pathway lighting - between Gibson and De Meyrick Avenues, Casula

 

Endeavour Energy has already been requested to assess the adequacy of the existing street lighting at the pedestrian pathway between Gibson and De Meyrick Avenues.

 

Following completion of these assessments, any required lighting upgrades will be considered for inclusion in Council’s 2015/2016 lighting works program.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

 

While the cost of lighting improvement works are not known yet, the cost to undertake the required pavement improvement works in Gibson Avenue is estimated to be $150,000.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

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

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.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil  


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Planning and Growth Report

 

DPG 01

Liverpool LEP Amendment No. 50 - at 900 Cowpasture Rd, Cecil Hills (Sydney Water Site)

 

Strategic Direction

Liveable Safe City

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

Key Policy

Urban Development Plans

File Ref

216429.2014

Report By

Megan Munari - Senior Strategic Planner

Approved By

Toni Averay - Director Planning & Growth

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This draft amendment to the Liverpool LEP seeks to rezone approximately 30,000sqm of land from SP2 Infrastructure and RE1 Public Recreation zonings to R2 Low Density Residential, as the land is surplus to Sydney Water’s operational requirements.

 

At its meeting on the 20 June 2014, Council considered a Planning Proposal for the Sydney Water Site at 900 Cowpasture Road, Cecil Hills, and resolved to defer the matter until further analysis had been completed on the proposed minimum lot size control of 300sqm.

 

Further investigation into the proposed minimum lot size was undertaken by officers and detailed in a report to Council at its meeting on 27 August 2014.

 

At its meeting on 27 August 2014, Council resolved to defer the matter for officers to provide Councillors with a street layout and further information in relation to lot sizes.

 

In response to this resolution, further information was provided to Councillors at a briefing session and a draft street and concept lot layout has been provided with this report.

 

This report recommends that Council endorse the rezoning application with ancillary planning provisions and submit the planning proposal to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for Gateway Determination.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Endorses the Planning Proposal (Amendment No. 50) to forward to NSW Planning and Environment seeking Gateway Determination.

 

2.       Endorses the indicative submission layout on the basis that the minimum Lot size along the boundary with existing Lots in the future subdivision will be 450 square metres.

 

3.       Subject to Gateway approval, proceeds with public authority consultation and public exhibition in accordance with the determination.

 

4.       Notes that the outcomes of public authority consultation and public exhibition will be reported to Council in the future.

 

 

REPORT

 

Background

 

In March 2014, Council received a rezoning application seeking to rezone part of Lot 5 DP 1044168 from SP2 Infrastructure (Water Supply System) as well as part of Lot 2 DP 1134646 RE1 Public Recreation, to R2 Low Density Residential. The land is located at 900 Cowpasture Road, Cecil Hills.

 

          Figure 1: Current LLEP 2008 SP2 Zone                       Figure 2: Proposed R2 Low Density Residential

 

At the Council meeting held on 20 June 2014 Council resolved to defer the item as concerns were raised over the proposed Minimum Lot Size of 300 square metres. A copy of this Council report and resolution can be found at attachment 1.

 

At the Council meeting held on 27 August 2014, Council considered a report that recommended an alternative approach, which achieves a compatible lot size interface by requiring 450 square metre lots adjacent to the existing development to the north and the proposed development, while allowing the remaining portion of the lot be developed using the normal minimum lot size of 300 square metres. Council resolved to defer the item for officers to provide Councillors with an indicative street layout and further information in relation to lot sizes. A copy of this Council report and resolution can be found at attachment 2.

 

 

Minimum Lot Size

 

There are two key influences that dictate the trends in minimum lots sizes; the market and government policy.

 

 

To address Sydney’s housing affordability crisis the NSW Department of Planning and Environment have endorsed the minimum lot size standard of 300 square metres across R2 Low Density Residential Zones across western Sydney with the gazettal of Standard Instrument LEPs. Furthermore, this approach is supported in the Growth Centres State Environmental Planning Policy that applies to the Austral, North Leppington and East Leppington release areas.

 

The minimum lot size of 300 square metres aligns with the planning provisions placed on the immediate surrounding area, as well as other R2 Low Density Residential areas across many Sydney Councils. This minimum lot size control provides greater market flexibility, housing affordability, housing diversification, increases the catchment area for shopping centres, and increases housing provision.

 

Supporting smaller lot sizes is also consistent with Liverpool’s Community Strategic Plan Growing Liverpool 2023, the State’s draft Metropolitan Strategy, the draft South West Sub-regional Plan, and local strategic policies.

 

Research undertaken by NSW Planning and Infrastructure indicates that “the latest NSW Government projections show that an extra 1.6 million people will be living in Sydney by 2031 and 664,300 new homes will be needed…The statistics also show the population is changing – more people than ever are choosing to live alone, while the proportion of couple-only families is also growing. The ageing population also means that people are downsizing, moving out of the large family home into smaller homes like townhouses, terraces or apartments.

 

The Grattan Institute commissioned a survey in 2011 of more than 700 residents of Sydney and Melbourne to better understand the housing preferences of people living in our major cities… The survey showed a strong preference in Sydney for single homes on their own block of land. It also showed a mismatch between the current supply of housing and housing under construction... To meet demand and cater for our changing population, we need to provide more housing choice, including smaller standalone homes to cater to different needs and budgets.” (Housing Diversity Package, August 2014)

 

Current State level planning provides for the following minimum lot sizes:

 

·    250sqm to 360sqm in density target of 10d/ha

·    250sqm to 300sqm in density target of 12.5d/ha

·    225sqm to 250sqm in density target of 15d/ha

 

Fundamental changes in the housing market driven by demographics, affordability and lifestyle trends are increasing the demand for more diversity in housing types. The demand is currently being amplified by the need to supply more affordable housing.

 

To deliver housing choice and price points demanded by home buyers, more flexible planning controls are required. The development industry creates lots to respond to the housing market.

 

The Cecil Hills area was developed in the 1990s. At this time there was less emphasis on housing affordability and diversity and areas like Cecil Hills developed with large lot sizes to meet the market demands at the time.

 

Cecil Hills currently has a dwelling density of approximately 11 dwellings per hectare, which would align with lots approximately 250 to 360 square metres each. Council officers have proposed a compromised approach of applying a minimum lot size of 450 square metres where the site has an interface with an existing residential development and 300 square metres for the remainder of the site. The applicant has provided a potential lot layout which is discussed in the next section of the report.

 

The current market is calling for smaller and more affordable housing. However, it should be noted that the lot size controls are minimums and do not prevent the creation of larger lots. 

 

The proposed approach of having a transition buffer along the boundary of lots with a minimum lot size of 450 square metres will allow smaller lots to be developed in the area of the site which does not directly interface with the existing housing. This will allow a similar form of housing to be developed across the back fences of the existing properties in Cecil Hills, while also creating planning controls that are flexible enough to meet the expectations of the development industry and market demands.

 

The proposed approach is illustrated in Figure 3 below:

 

Figure 3 – Proposed Minimum Lot Size controls

 

Street Layout

The applicant has provided a draft street layout depicting a potential design for the streets and lots. It should be noted that the applicant does not intend to build lots at the 300 square metres minimum, and as such the indicative street layout plan shows all lots at approximately 450 square metres.

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Figure 4 – Potential lot layout

 

 

Conclusion

The proposed minimum lot size of 300 square metres is appropriate for the subject site and is consistent with the current LLEP 2008 planning provisions across all R2 Low Density Residential zones. Taking into account the unique constraints of the site directly adjoining the existing subdivision a minimum lot size of 450 square metres can be imposed along the northern boundary of this area to ensure an appropriate interface. The remaining area would have a minimum lot size of 300 square metres.

 

This approach responds to amenity concerns whilst allowing for developmental flexibility and housing affordability. It is recommended that Council proceed with Amendment 50 and lodge a planning proposal with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment seeking Gateway determination.


 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

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.

Environmental and Sustainability

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

Enhance the environmental performance of buildings and homes.

Promote an integrated and user friendly public transport service.

Support the delivery of a range of transport options.


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

Act as an environmental leader in the community.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.View

Previous Council Meeting Report - Sydney Water Site (Amdt 50) 900 Cowpasture Rd, Cecil Hills.

  


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DPG 01

Liverpool LEP Amendment No. 50 - at 900 Cowpasture Rd, Cecil Hills (Sydney Water Site)

Attachment 1

Previous Council Meeting Report - Sydney Water Site (Amdt 50) 900 Cowpasture Rd, Cecil Hills.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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Planning and Growth Report

 

DPG 02

Austral Leppington North Contributions Plan

 

Strategic Direction

Liveable Safe City

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

Key Policy

Urban Development Plans

File Ref

231533.2014

Report By

Barry Millwood - Executive Planner

Approved By

Toni Averay - Director Planning & Growth

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The State Government rezoned the Austral and Leppington North Precincts in March 2013 to permit urban development.  A contributions plan for the precincts was exhibited in 2012 based on the original plans for the precincts.  Only one submission was received.  Following amendments to the plans by the State Government and receipt of updated information on the scope of works by the State Government an updated contributions plan has been prepared.

 

An increase development yield and changes to the scope of works has resulted in marginal decrease in contribution rates from approximately $42,000 to $37,000 per conventional dwelling.  There will still be a need to seek gap funding, following assessment of the contributions plan by Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) from the State Government to cover the shortfall in contributions above the $30, 000 cap.

 

Funding for community facilities and any major recreation facilities to serve the area (not permitted in a new contributions plan by the State Government) remains unclear.  However it is critical that the contributions plan is approved so that Council can facilitate its submission to the IPART in order that the contributions plan can be finalised.

 

Up-front loan funding of Council infrastructure to facilitate initial development is being assessed by the State Government.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Approves the Liverpool Contributions Plan 2014 (Austral and Leppington North Precincts) for submission to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal.

2.       Submit the contributions plan to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal to facilitate a submission to the Department of Planning and Environment to obtain “Gap” funding.

 

REPORT

 

Background

Release of Austral and Leppington North Precincts

The Austral and Leppington North Precincts were released for detailed master planning by the then Minister for Planning on 22 July 2009.  The Austral and Leppington North Precincts area is almost the size of all the residential land rezoned in the west of Liverpool since 1990.

The precincts also included land within Camden Local Government Area (LGA), south of Bringelly Road.  The NSW Government has controlled the planning of the land release precincts with input from the councils.

The location of the precincts in relation to the South West Growth Centre and the Indicative Layout Plan are shown in the following figures.

Figure 1

Figure 2 shows the South West Growth Centre Structure Plan.

Figure 3 shows the Indicative Layout Plan (ILP) for the Austral Leppington North Precincts.

 

Overview of Contributions Plan

In conjunction with the planning of the precinct a contributions plan was prepared by a consultant for the State Government.  At numerous points Council has raised concerns with the Department of Planning and Environment regarding the funding of community and recreation facilities and the potential financial risks to Council.

Given the timeline for the rezoning of the precincts, the contributions plan was exhibited and has subsequently modified to align with the final planning for the precinct.  A time line of key dates is included in Attachment 3.

Description of Contributions Plan

Scope of Contributions Plan

The draft CP will not be an addition to Liverpool Contributions Plan 2009, but rather it will be a separate document with its own catchment area being the Austral and Leppington North Precincts.  Its format is similar to Council’s existing contributions plans.

It will levy contributions from residential, non-residential, commercial and industrial developments for the following:

·    Local parks (Land and embellishment) (levied on residential development only).

·    Local roads (Land and construction).

·    Local drainage (Land and construction of swales and basins).

·    Local community facilities (Land only) (levied on residential development only).

·    Administration costs.

The value of land acquisition and works is over $590M.

Limitations on scope of Contributions Plan

Council is bound by a Ministerial Direction which limits the range of facilities that it may include in the CP.  Facilities which are excluded include:

·    Local community facilities.

·    Major community facilities (including libraries).

·    Major recreation facilities.

The funding for these facilities remains unresolved.

Special Infrastructure Contribution

This is a separate contribution that will be levied on development by the State Government for part funding of higher level infrastructure such as:

·    Roads.

·    Buses.

·    Site acquisition for schools and TAFE.

·    Site acquisition for ambulance, fire, police and justice services.


 

Exhibition of the draft contributions plan

Following exhibition of the draft plan, one submission was received.

The basis of the submission is as follows:

Land has been acquired for a place of public worship.  It is considered that:

·    Payment of contributions would add significantly to the cost of a place of public worship and adversely impact on the feasibility of established further facilities elsewhere in Liverpool.

·    The Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) (State Government levy) exempts Places of Public Worship from payment of contributions.

·    Places of Public Worship provide many community services to the local community.

·    It is unreasonable to require a contribution for social infrastructure given that a place of public worship provides community services at no cost to Council.

Comment

The exhibited draft contributions plan only proposed to charge for drainage and traffic facilities.  It did not propose that such land uses should be levied for community or recreation facilities.

It is considered that a place of public worship would generate traffic and would contribute increased storm water runoff.  On this basis it is considered reasonable to require a contribution for traffic and drainage facilities.

Proposed changes to the Contributions Plan

Changes to the ILP and scope of works in the CP

The ILP is basically the masterplan for the area upon which the various planning documents are based.  It shows the street network, centres, industrial areas, schools, creek and open space systems and the various densities of residential areas.  As a result of some changes to the ILP there have been changes to the scope of works.  These include:

·    Relocation of drainage and open space, plus some narrowing or deletion of drainage corridors (replaced by pipes).

·    Changes to the range of part street frontages to drainage and open space resulting from the above changes.  In some cases this has eliminated some street frontages resulting from putting drainage into pipes.

The following works are suggested to be added:

·    Roundabouts at various intersections to improve traffic and pedestrian safety on some of the existing long straight streets.

·    Stormwater quality facilities where the local catchment does not drain to through detention basins.

Changes to ILP and development potential in the CP

The development potential has increased as a result of changes to the ILP as follows:

·    The dwelling yield has increased from additional 13,882 to 15,351.

·    The expected additional population has increased from 42,191 to 49,686.

Changes to costs

The following changes to the unit costs of works are proposed:

·    Land values and construction costs have been updated for inflation since the date of the exhibition of the draft CP.

·    Basin costs have been revised in line with changes to basins.

·    Revision of various costs in conjunction with Camden Council and reporting by an independent consultant.

·    Cost of preliminary design of existing streets to facilitate development have been included.

·    Updating Administration costs in line with rate suggested by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal.

Changes to the written statement

The following changes to written statement are proposed:

·    Updating development potentials and additional dwellings.

·    Updating administration, works and land acquisition costs.

·    Separating the individual infrastructure maps from the written statement.   These will be replaced with a single map, which will show all infrastructure items at a large scale with property boundaries and the proposed local street network.  It is considered that this will be more user friendly.

·    Reformatting cost tables.

Changes to contribution rates

The above changes result in a reduction in the contribution rate for a conventional dwelling house from $42,200 to $37,578.

Next Steps

Submission to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal

The contributions plan will be submitted to IPART for assessment.  When IPART has completed the assessment it will provide the Minister for Planning and Environment with advice regarding the contributions plan.  After consideration of this advice the Minister may:

·    Determine no further action is required, or

·    Request Council to make changes to the contributions plan prior to it coming into effect.

The Minister will advise Council of the outcome. Council can’t proceed with adoption of the plan until it has received confirmation that all issues raised have been satisfactorily addressed in the plan.

Contributions Cap

The contributions plan will be subject to a Ministerial Direction imposing a cap of $30,000. 

 

Gap Funding

The State Government in 2013 established the Local Infrastructure Growth Scheme, which funds the gap between the maximum levy amount that councils can charge developers and what it actually costs councils to deliver the infrastructure.  To be eligible for funding, Council must have a development contributions plan reviewed and approved by IPART.  The IPART review must conclude that the council cannot fund essential infrastructure works and stay within the cap.

It must be emphasised that the long term future of the scheme remains uncertain pending any new planning legislation.

Implementation

The existing land subdivision pattern in the Austral Leppington North precincts consists largely of small parcels of land.  There are numerous dwelling houses, dual occupancies, intensive agriculture and non-rural uses.  This is likely to result in:

·    No large single developer.

·    Protracted inter-allotment negotiations for subdivisions.

·    Slow start to development taking place (without intervention by Council and the NSW Government).

The ILP make some allowance for this by proposing a street layout that minimizes the need for amalgamation of lots to facilitate development.

However there is a need to be able to fund infrastructure to facilitate the commencement of development in the precincts.  In particular, this would include drainage basins and corridors.  The Department of Planning and Environment is currently assessing the provision for up front funding for Council infrastructure in the precincts.

Such up-front funding was previously done for Edmondson Park involving a drainage basin adjacent to Jardine Drive to facilitate development in the immediate area.  It should be noted that Sydney Water is also proposing up-front water and waste water infrastructure in 2 locations in the precincts.

considerations

 

Economic and Financial

Deliver and maintain a range of transport related infrastructure such as footpaths, bus shelters and bikeways.

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.

Environmental and Sustainability

Manage the environmental health of waterways.

Protect, enhance and maintain areas of endangered ecological communities and high quality bushland as part of an attractive mix of land uses.

Promote an integrated and user friendly public transport service.

Support the delivery of a range of transport options.


Social and Cultural

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


Civic Leadership and Governance

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.View

Liverpool Contributions Plan 2014 Austral and Leppington North Precincts (Under separate cover)

2.View

Infrastructure Map

3.View

Summary of Important Dates

  


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Austral Leppington North Contributions Plan

Attachment 2

Infrastructure Map

 


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DPG 02

Austral Leppington North Contributions Plan

Attachment 3

Summary of Important Dates

 


 


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Planning and Growth Report

 

DPG 03

Review of Liverpool City Centre On Street Parking

 

Strategic Direction

Accessible Connected City

Provide safe and easy travel with a high quality road and traffic management network

Key Policy

Traffic and Transport Plan

File Ref

242039.2014

Report By

Charles Wiafe - Manager Traffic and Transport

Alex Helderman - Parking Services Coordinator

Approved By

Toni Averay - Director Planning & Growth

 

 

Executive Summary

 

At its meeting of September 2014, the Building Our New City Committee requested a review of on-street parking within the Liverpool City Centre, with a view to providing additional parking, close to restaurants and entertainment precincts.

 

The review has identified that the City Centre has over 1330 public off street car parking spaces and 3850 off street private car parking spaces.  Of the public parking, 650 spaces are free and unrestricted in the evenings after 6:00pm Monday-Friday.  In addition, the local road network contains over 650 on street car parking spaces.  These on street parking spaces are restricted 1P ticket between 8:30am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday and free parking 8:30am-12:00pm on Saturday.  After 6:00pm these parking spaces become unrestricted.

 

The review has identified locations where the existing parking restrictions including No Stopping restrictions along George Street (between Elizabeth and Moore Streets) and Moore Street in front of 33 Moore Street, can be changed, subject to the support of the Liverpool Local Traffic Committee (LTC), in order to maximise and provide additional on street parking in Liverpool City Centre. 

 

A report was presented to the LTC and the Building Our New City Committee at their meetings on 5 November 2014.  Both Committees support the proposed on street parking changes.  The LTC minutes will be reported to Council on 17 December 2014, and subject to Council’s resolution the changes will be implemented in January 2015. 

 

To advise the community of the changes it is recommended that Council updates its website indicating locations of available unrestricted on street parking.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Approves the following car parking amendments:

 

·    In George Street, approximately 20m south of Elizabeth Street, approximately 20m ‘No Stopping Taxis Excepted (Limit 1min)’ restriction, be modified as ‘1P, 9am-6pm, MON-FRI, 9am-12.30pm SAT’.

 

·    In Moore Street in front of Council offices approximately 25m ‘No Parking Council Vehicles Excepted’ and approximately 12m of ‘Loading Zone’ be time restricted to 8:30am-6pm MON-FRI’.

 

2.       Undertakes consultation with the NSW Taxi Council prior to modifying the signs in George Street.

 

3.       Updates its website indicating locations of available unrestricted on street parking.

 

 

REPORT

 

At its meeting of September 2014, the Building Our New City Committee requested that Council undertakes a review of on-street parking spaces with a view to providing additional parking spaces close to restaurants and entertainment precincts within the Liverpool City Centre.

 

The review has been carried out on car parking spaces in the Liverpool City Centre commercial core that is the area bounded by Bigge Street, Elizabeth Street, Bathurst Street, Macquarie Street, Scott Street, and the Westfield Shopping Centre precinct, taking into consideration key Council resolutions adopted for the implementation of the existing paid ticket parking scheme.

 

The resolutions include the following:

 

·        Resolution of 15 February 2010, for implementation of the Liverpool City Centre Paid Parking Scheme;

 

·        Resolution of 21 June 2010, for implementation of paid parking at two Council owned off street car parks i.e. Northumberland and Bathurst Streets Car Parks.

 

·        Resolution of 25 July 2011 for implementation of Stage 1 Paid Parking Scheme; and

 

·        Resolution of 29 May 2013 to stop further roll out of Paid Parking Scheme.

 

The review has identified that the centre commercial city core (the review area) contains over 1330 off street public car parking spaces and 3850 off street private car parking spaces in the following car parks (Attachment 1):

 

 

Car Park

Capacity and Current Timed Parking

Public Car Parks

 

1.

Warren Serviceway

650 spaces - Unrestricted and ticketed 24 hours

2.

Bathurst Street

240 spaces - 3P* ticket parking

3.

Northumberland Street

440 spaces – 2P/3P/7P* ticket parking and 3P free parking on level 3 or 4

 

Total

1330 spaces

Private Car Parks

 

4.

Liverpool Plaza

250 spaces – unrestricted and ticketed 8am-7pm

5.

Westfield (adjacent to the study area)

3600 spaces

 

TOTAL

3850 spaces

*8:30am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday; 8:30am to 12:30pm Saturday

 

The Bathurst Street and Northumberland Street Car Parks with a total of 650 spaces have time restrictions between 8.30am and 6pm, Monday to Friday and are free and unrestricted at other times.

 

Council off street parking areas are available and accessible 24 hours whereas the private parks are subject to operation timings of Liverpool Plaza and Westfield Shopping Centre.

 

On Street Parking

 

The review has also identified that in addition to the off street parking spaces, the local road network contains over 650 timed restricted parking spaces.  These on street parking spaces are 1P ticket parking between 8:30am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday; and 1P between 8:30am to 12:30pm Saturday.  At all other times the parking spaces are unrestricted.

 

The streets with the most number of parking spaces and associated parking capacities are as follows (Attachment 2):

 

Street Name

Total Parking Spaces

Bathurst Street

                    95

Bigge Street

                    25

College Street

                    29

Elizabeth Street

                    70

George Street

                    82

Goulburn Street

                    44

Macquarie Street

                  108

Moore Street

                    33

Northumberland Street

                    63

 

The review of the existing parking has identified that the existing timed restricted parking provides appropriate turnover and utilisation to support existing parking demand for customers, visitors and employees in the City Centre, during business hours.

 

 

The review has identified that the current signposting provides the maximum number of available spaces along road sections given the need for regulatory parking restrictions including No Parking and No Stopping for safe and efficient traffic movements; Loading and Work Zones for deliveries; and Bus Zones/Stops for bus services.

 

The review has therefore investigated existing regulatory parking restricted locations where changes can be made to increase and/or permit on street parking after 6:00pm, Monday to Friday and identified the following locations:

 

George Street between Elizabeth Street to Moore Street (Attachment 3)

 

The eastern side of this section of George Street is approximately 60m long and signposted as No Stopping and No Stopping Taxis Excepted (Limit 1 minute) zone.  The 40m section from Elizabeth Street has No Stopping restrictions at all times for the existing George Street/Elizabeth Street traffic signals and across the existing driveway to the adjoining fruit shop.

 

The remaining 20m is currently across a driveway and a section can be temporarily changed to provide additional 1P parking, 8:30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, 9am to 12.30pm, Saturday, and unrestricted parking thereafter. The change will provide two additional parking spaces.  

 

Along both sides of George Street, between Elizabeth Street and Moore Street, 12 parking spaces are reserved for the NSW Police Force (Liverpool Local Area Command LAC).  As part of the parking review Council representatives have discussed with the Police an option of reducing these spaces. However, Police representatives have advised that the spaces are required for their operations and cannot be reduced. This requirement will be further reviewed when the new police accommodation is constructed and the LAC relocate.

 

The section of George Street, to the north of Moore Street, has approximately 30m of bus zone. The bus zone consists of two sections.  The first section to the north permits the operation of buses till 9:00pm (Monday–Friday) and 7pm on weekends.  The second section permits the operation of buses till 7pm (Monday–Sunday).  Council will consult Transport for NSW