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Ordinary Council Meeting

29 April 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, 29 April 2015 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

ExtraordinaryCouncil Meeting held on 01 April 2015............................................................... 7

Extraordinary Council Meeting held on 24 March 2015........................................................ 13

Declarations of Interest

Public Forum

Mayoral Report

NIL

Notices of Motion Of Rescission

NIL

Notices of Motion

NOM 01          Responses to Councillors .............................................................................. 75......... 1

NOM 02          War Memorial and Children's Fountain Heritage pieces in the Mall .............. 77......... 2

NOM 03          Slow Down Speed Stickers ........................................................................... 79......... 3

NOM 04          Clean up Liverpool ......................................................................................... 81......... 4

NOM 05          Report on Outdoor Signage and Outdoor Product Displays  ........................ 90......... 5

NOM 06          Sustainable Schools Grants ........................................................................... 93......... 6

Motions of Urgency

NIL

Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel Report

IHAP 01          DA-364/2014 - Torrens title subdivision of Lot 32 DP 866117 into 16 lots, associated road and footpath construction, landscaping and tree removal.............................. 96......... 7

IHAP 02          DA-48/2014 - Construction and operation of a motel development with associated at-grade and basement car parking and signage............................................. 104......... 8

IHAP 03          DA-85/2011/B - Modification pursuant to s96(2) of Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to increase the hours of operation of an existing service station from 6am to 12am midnight (7 days a week) to 24 hours  (7 days a week) 116......... 9

Development Application Determination Report

NIL

Chief Executive Officer Report

NIL

Business Improvement Report

NIL

Chief Financial Officer

CFO 01           Investment Report March 2015.................................................................... 123....... 10

CFO 02           Civic Awards Policy...................................................................................... 134....... 11

CFO 03           2015-16 Operational Plan and Budget -  Proposed new fees and charges. 137....... 12

City Presentation Report

NIL

Community and Culture Report

DCC 01          Donations, Grants and Sponsorships........................................................... 141....... 13

DCC 02          Re-Establishment of Alcohol Free Zones .................................................... 156....... 14

DCC 03          Draft Multicultural Strategy and Action Plan 2015-2017.............................. 161....... 15

Economy and Engagement Report

NIL

Infrastructure and Environment Report

NIL

Planning and Growth Report

DPG 01          Planning and Development Committee........................................................ 184....... 16

DPG 02          Bigge Park Draft Conservation Management Plan...................................... 199....... 17

DPG 03          Intersections of Fifteenth Avenue with Twenty Seventh and Twenty Eight Avenue – Update on Interim Road Safety Improvements........................................... 202....... 18

DPG 04          Liverpool City Centre LEP Review............................................................... 207....... 19

Property and Commercial Development Report

DPC 01           Proposed road closure and rezoning of part Copeland Street, Liverpool .... 229....... 20

Committee Reports

CTTE 01         Minutes of the extraordinary Budget and Finance Committee held on 5 March 2015 232                                                                                                                         21

CTTE 02         Minutes of the Budget and Finance Committee held on 1 April 2015.......... 236....... 22

CTTE 03         Local Traffic Committee Minutes of Meeting held on 18 March 2015......... 241....... 23

CTTE 04         Minutes of the Street Naming Committee meeting held on 7 April 2015..... 245....... 24

CTTE 05         Minutes of Building Our New City Committee meeting held 1 April 2015... 259....... 25

CTTE 06         Minutes of Economic Development and Events Committee meeting held 1 April 2015 266                                                                                                                         26

CTTE 07         Minutes of the Civic Advisory Committee meeting held 31 March 2015..... 275....... 27

CTTE 08         Minutes of Committee for Liverpool Meeting held 11 March 2015.............. 283....... 28

CTTE 09         Minutes of Heritage Advisory Committee meeting held on 13 April 2015... 307....... 29

CTTE 10         Minutes for the No Intermodal Committee meeting held on 7 April 2015.... 334....... 30

Questions with Notice

QWN 01         Question with Notice - Clr Stanley................................................................ 340....... 31  

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   Tender WT2421 - Supply, Delivery and Installation of Bus Shelters

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   Key Sites Master Planning Steering Committee Minutes from Meeting held 7 April 2015

Reason:     Item CONF 02 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 03   Tender ST2437 - Design, Supply and Delivery of GPT units for various locations

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   Compulsory acquisition of Lot 13 and 14 DP 1200373, Camden Valley Way, Leppington, Lot 11 DP 1199760 Campbelltown Road, Edmondson Park and Lot 11 DP 1199577, Cowpasture Road, Leppington by Transport for NSW

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   Panel Representation - Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel

 

 
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   Tender WT2435 - Whitlam Leisure Centre Air Conditioning Renewal

Reason:     Item CONF 06 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 07   Compulsory acquisition of part Lot 1 DP 1201516, 352-362 Macquarie Street, Liverpool for road purposes

Reason:     Item CONF 07 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 Extraordinary Meeting

HELD ON 1 April 2015

 

 

PRESENT:

Mayor Ned Mannoun

Councillor Hadchiti

Councillor Hadid

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 Kiersten Fishburn, Director Community and Culture

Mr Gino Belsito, Director City Presentation

Ms Carole Todd, Director Business Improvement

 

OPENING                              1.05pm

PRAYER                               The prayer of the Council was read by Alyson Infanti, Civic Officer Liverpool City Council.

APOLOGIES                         Councillors Balloot and Harle

Motion:                                  Moved:     Clr Hadchiti                Seconded: Clr Mamone

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

 

Declarations of Interest

The Chief Executive Officer, Mr Carl Wulff declared a non-pecuniary conflict of interest in the following item:

Item NOMR 01:                     Rescission of CONF 08 - Stage Two Liverpool Strategic Service Delivery Partnership

Reason:                                 The CEO declared a non-pecuniary conflict of interest regarding this item on the basis that in a previous role he had a 7 year relationship with the company who had tendered.

PUBLIC FORUM

 

Presentation – Items not on agenda

Nil

 

Representation – Items on agenda                        

 

1.    Ms Melissa Coros addressed Council on the following Item:

 

Item NOMR 01 – Rescission of CONF 08 - Stage Two Liverpool Strategic Service Delivery Partnership

 

Motion:                                   Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That a two minute extension of time be given to Ms Melissa Coros.

 

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

 


 

Notices of Motion Of Rescission

ITEM NO:      NOMR 01

FILE NO:        072477.2015

SUBJECT:     Rescission of CONF 08 - Stage Two Liverpool Strategic Service Delivery Partnership

 

NOTICE OF MOTION OF RESCISSION

 

That Council rescinds the resolution relating to CONF 08 – Stage Two Liverpool Strategic Service Delivery Partnership from the Extraordinary Council Meeting 24 March 2015 as shown below;

“That Council: 

1.   Accept the Tender from Queensland Partnership Group (LG Shared Services) Pty Ltd trading as Propel  Partnerships (ABN 45 560 909 108) for ST2416 – Strategic Services Delivery Partnership for a period of 10 years, with the option of extending for a further 5 years.   

2.   Directs the Chief Executive Officer to undertake consultation with staff in accordance with Clause 39 of the (308) LOCAL GOVERNMENT (STATE) AWARD 2014 for a period of 28 days, to end on 21 April 2015 before any formal contract is signed.

3.   Delegates authority to sign the Letter of Acceptance to the Chief Executive Officer in accordance with the above. 

4.   Delegates to the Chief Executive Officer all further powers necessary to give effect to this resolution.

5.   Delegates to the Chief Executive Officer all further powers necessary to give effect to the Alliance Framework Contract to develop a shared services hub enabling any future Trade Services opportunities.

6.   Notes the undertaking given by the Chief Executive Officer to staff who will be working within the Liverpool Services Alliance framework, regarding no forced redundancies or forced redeployment and no diminution in pay and terms and conditions of service. 

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

 

8.   Not permit any forced or voluntary redundancies for the life of the contract.

 

9.   Transcribe the questions and answers from the recording of the meeting and include the transcript in the minutes.

 

10. Be the direct employer for any person employed to fill any vacant position that needs to be filled and that these employees have the same conditions as other Council staff.

 

11. Engage an independent auditor to investigate the tender process and report back to the Mayor.”

 

Signed:

 

Clr Ali Karnib

Clr Geoff Shelton

Clr Anne Stanley

Clr Wendy Waller

 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                   Moved: Clr Stanley              Seconded: Clr Waller

 

That Council rescinds the resolution (as shown on pages 3 and 4 of these minutes) relating to CONF 08 – Liverpool Strategic Service Delivery Partnership from the Extraordinary Council meeting 24 March 2015.

 

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

 

Vote for:                       Clr Karnib

                                      Clr Shelton

                                      Clr Stanley

                                      Clr Waller

 

Vote against:                Mayor Mannoun

Clr Hadchiti

                                      Clr Hadid

Clr Mamone

Clr Ristevski

 

 


 

Notices of Motion

ITEM NO:      NOM 01

FILE NO:        073071.2015

SUBJECT:     Amendment to Code of Meeting Practice

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

A motion will be moved to propose a change to Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, to extend the closure time of a Council meeting and other (Code of Meeting Practice adjustments) which if adopted will require public exhibition and report back to Council.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                         Moved:  Mayor Mannoun                       Seconded: Clr Ristevski

 

That:

 

1.    Council amend Clause 5.2 of Council’s Code of Meeting practice to read as follows:

 

“Ordinary meetings of Council shall be held according to a schedule approved by the Council from time to time. Meetings will commence at 6.00pm and conclude by 11.00pm, without an extension.”

 

2.    The proposed amendment be placed on public exhibition and a report be brought back to Council.

 

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

 

Clr Karnib, Clr Shelton, Clr Stanley and Clr Waller asked that they be recorded as voting against the motion.

 

 

  


 

THE MEETING CLOSED AT 1.38PM.

 

<Signature>

Name: Ned Mannoun

Title:     Mayor

Date:     29 April 2015

I have authorised a stamp bearing my signature to be affixed to the pages of the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on  1 April 2015. I confirm that Council has adopted these Minutes as a true and accurate record of the meeting.

 

 

 


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MINUTES OF THE EXTRAOrdinary Meeting

HELD ON 24 March 2015

(INCLUDING ITEMS LISTED FOR THE ORDINARY MEETING 25 MARCH 2015)

 

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 / Director Corporate Services

Ms Toni Averay, Director Planning and Growth

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

Ms Carole Todd, Director Business Improvement

Mr John Morgan, Director Property and Commercial Development

 

 

 

OPENING                              6.02pm

PRAYER                               The prayer of the Council was read by Minister Bruce Hammonds from Liverpool Presbyterian Church.

APOLOGIES                         Nil

CONDOLENCES                Nil

 


 

ITEM NO:      NOM 01

FILE NO:        060592.2015

SUBJECT:     Council agenda items for 25 March 2015 meeting

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council transact the following Council business at this meeting:

 

·    Council agenda items for 25 March 2015 meeting.

 

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.

 

Clr Karnib, Clr Shelton, Clr Stanley and Clr Waller asked that they be recorded as voting against the motion.

 

 


 

ITEM NO:      NOM 02

FILE NO:        062168.2015

SUBJECT:     Cancel the Ordinary Council meeting scheduled for 25 March 2015

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That should Item NOM 01 of this agenda be carried to transact the Council business scheduled for the 25 March 2015 meeting to this Extraordinary meeting, then Council cancel the Ordinary Council meeting scheduled for 25 March 2015.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Ristevski

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Clr Karnib, Clr Shelton, Clr Stanley and Clr Waller asked that they be recorded as voting against the motion.

 

 

 

 


 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

Motion:                               Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 25 February 2015 be confirmed as a true record of that meeting.

 

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

 

 

Declarations of Interest

 

Clr Hadchiti declared a pecuniary interest in the following item:

 

Item  CONF 07:                     Compulsory acquisition of part Lot 1 DP 1201516, 352-362 Macquarie Street, Liverpool for road purposes

 

Reason:                                 Clr Hadchiti has a business relationship with the owner of the land.

 

Clr Hadchiti left the Chambers for the duration of this item. 

 

Clr Mamone declared a pecuniary interest in the following item:

 

Item IHAP 02:                        DA-597/2014 - Staged subdivision to create a total of 20 Torrens title lots over two stages at 5 Angelina Court, Green Valley

 

Reason:                                 The applicant is well known to Clr Mamone’s family on a personal level.        

 

Clr Mamone left the Chambers for the duration of this item.

 

The Chief Executive Officer, Mr Carl Wulff declared a conflict of interest in the following item:

 

Item CONF 08:                      Stage Two Liverpool Strategic Service Delivery Partnership

 

Reason:                                 The CEO declared a conflict of interest regarding this item and advised that he had excluded himself from the evaluation of the tender process on the basis that in a previous role he had a 7 year relationship with a company that has tendered. He advised that any questions relating to this item will be responded to by Council’s Chief Financial Officer and Council’s Director Business Improvement.

                                              

The Chief Executive Officer will remain in the Chambers for the duration of this item. 

 

 

public forum

Presentation – Items not on agenda

                                                                                   

1.    Mr Tony Hoang from Potter’s House addressed the Council on a request for a reduction in fees for Green Valley District Centre.         

 

Representation – Items on agenda                        

2.    Ms Melissa Coros addressed Council on the following Item:

 

Item CONF 08 – Stage Two Liverpool Strategic Service Delivery Partnership.

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That a two minute extension of time be given to Ms Melissa Coros.

 

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

 

 

3.    Mr Raymond Mifsud addressed Council on the following Item:

 

Item CONF 08 – Stage Two Liverpool Strategic Service Delivery Partnership.

 

 

4.    Mr Raffaele Catanzariti addressed Council on the following Item:

 

Item CONF 08 – Stage Two Liverpool Strategic Service Delivery Partnership.

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That a two minute extension of time be given to Mr Raffaele Catanzariti.

 

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


 

Mayoral Minute

SUBJECT: Big Heart Big Vision - The Potters House Liverpool

 

Last week I met with Mr Tony Hoang, who provides through Green Valley Community Centre important outreach and diversionary services for young people in Liverpool.

 

Many of you may be aware of Mr Hoang’s story – it’s a compelling story about the dangers that our young can fall into and the need to find positive direction and guidance. Tony grew up in Cabramatta and at the heights of its issues with drugs found himself as a gang member and drug dealer. Now that he has walked his journey of reform and rehabilitation, he connects with at risk youth about the story of his life.

 

Tony’s unique path of redemption through social outreach allows him to present his story in a program that provides guidance and diversion. It has seen people put their lives back on the right track, engaging people through dramatic representation of his story. This story has been represented in programs such as Channel 7’s “Gangs of Oz” and SBS “Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta”.

 

Tony Huang’s program “Big Heart Big Vision” from The Potters House Liverpool, due to having a religious aspect to it whilst providing similar services to his other outreach work, has a higher cost of use of our community facilities. It falls into Category C as opposed to Category D to conduct their program each Sunday in two sessions at Green Valley Community Centre. This means that the program is unsustainable, and it would be great shames to not have this program continue to operate. I have heard the stories of lives changed, and think it is worth the minimal cost in forgone revenue.

 

I have been informed by staff that this organization meets the eligibility criteria of the Donations Policy and the Social Justice Policy. The organisation’s programs are meeting an identified need in accordance with Growing Liverpool 2023 Community Strategic Plan. Therefore I suggest that we provide certainty to Mr Hoang to allow him to continue to provide the greatest assistance to our youth.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council classify The Potters House Liverpool as Category D from 29 March 2015 until December 2016.

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute

SUBJECT: Determination of Subdivision Applications

 

The purpose of the Mayoral Minute is to clarify Council’s intentions or position regarding the determination of subdivision applications following resolutions adopted by Council on 4 February 2015 and 25 February 2015.

 

For these applications, Council sought to introduce a mechanism to appropriately review and provide input into subdivisions outside the growth areas. This Mayoral minute replaces the earlier motion to align it better with the practice of delegations under the Local Government Act 1993, and ensure it more effectively addresses the aims of the original motion.

 

Delegations are normally made to the Chief Executive Officer in accordance with section 377 of the Local Government Act 1993. The Chief Executive Officer then can sub-delegate functions to Council staff in accordance with section 378 of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That Council delegates to the Chief Executive Officer the determination of all subdivision applications including those covered by NOM 03 of 04/02/2015 relating to subdivisions greater than 5 lots that fall outside the growth areas of Austral, Leppington North, Edmondson Park, and Middleton Grange, unless three or more Councillors inform the Chief Executive Officer that a particular subdivision application is to be referred to the elected Council for determination.

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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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Motion                                    Moved: Mayor Mannoun               Seconded: Clr Stanley

 

That CONF 08 – “Stage Two Liverpool Strategic Service Delivery Partnership” be brought forward and dealt with now.

 

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

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO:

CONF 08

FILE NO:

063499.2015

SUBJECT:

Stage Two Liverpool Strategic Service Delivery Partnership

RECOMMENDATION

That Council: 

1.    Accept the Tender from Queensland Partnership Group (LG Shared Services) Pty Ltd trading as Propel  Partnerships (ABN 45 560 909 108) for ST2416 – Strategic Services Delivery Partnership for a period of 10 years, with the option of extending for a further 5 years.   

2.    Directs the Chief Executive Officer to undertake consultation with staff in accordance with Clause 39 of the (308) LOCAL GOVERNMENT (STATE) AWARD 2014 for a period of 28 days, to end on 21 April 2015 before any formal contract is signed.

3.    Delegates authority to sign the Letter of Acceptance to the Chief Executive Officer in accordance with the above. 

4.    Delegates to the Chief Executive Officer all further powers necessary to give effect to this resolution.

5.    Delegates to the Chief Executive Officer all further powers necessary to give effect to the Alliance Framework Contract to develop a shared services hub enabling any future Trade Services opportunities.

6.    Notes the undertaking given by the Chief Executive Officer to staff who will be working within the Liverpool Services Alliance framework, regarding no forced redundancies or forced redeployment and no diminution in pay and terms and conditions of service. 

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

 

 

 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Waller                Seconded: Clr Stanley

 

That Council:

 

1.    Directs the Chief Executive Officer to undertake consultation with staff in accordance with Clause 39 of the (308) LOCAL GOVERNMENT (STATE) AWARD 2014 for a period of 28 days, to end on 21 April 2015 before any formal contract is signed.

 

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

 

3.    Defer this matter until the results of the consultations take place and alternatives as outlined this evening are explored.

 

Note: The CEO confirmed that his employment will be dependent on the outcome of the Strategic Service Delivery Partnership.

 

Foreshadowed motion:       Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Mamone

That Council: 

1.    Accept the Tender from Queensland Partnership Group (LG Shared Services) Pty Ltd trading as Propel  Partnerships (ABN 45 560 909 108) for ST2416 – Strategic Services Delivery Partnership for a period of 10 years, with the option of extending for a further 5 years.   

2.    Directs the Chief Executive Officer to undertake consultation with staff in accordance with Clause 39 of the (308) LOCAL GOVERNMENT (STATE) AWARD 2014 for a period of 28 days, to end on 21 April 2015 before any formal contract is signed.

3.    Delegates authority to sign the Letter of Acceptance to the Chief Executive Officer in accordance with the above. 

4.    Delegates to the Chief Executive Officer all further powers necessary to give effect to this resolution.

5.    Delegates to the Chief Executive Officer all further powers necessary to give effect to the Alliance Framework Contract to develop a shared services hub enabling any future Trade Services opportunities.

6.    Notes the undertaking given by the Chief Executive Officer to staff who will be working within the Liverpool Services Alliance framework, regarding no forced redundancies or forced redeployment and no diminution in pay and terms and conditions of service.  

 

 

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

 

8.    Not permit any forced or voluntary redundancies for the life of the contract.

 

9.    Transcribe the questions and answers from the recording of the meeting and include the transcript in the minutes.

 

10.  Be the direct employer for any person employed to fill any vacant position that needs to be filled and that these employees have the same conditions as other Council staff.

 

11.  Engage an independent auditor to investigate the tender process and report back to the Mayor.

 

Note: The CEO confirmed that his employment will be dependent on the outcome of the Strategic Service Delivery Partnership.

 

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

 

Vote for:                      Clr Karnib

                                      Clr Shelton

                                      Clr Stanley

                                      Clr Waller

 

Vote against:               Mayor Mannoun

                                      Clr Balloot

                                      Clr Hadchiti

                                      Clr Hadid

                                      Clr Harle

                                      Clr Mamone

                                      Clr Ristevski

 

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

 

Vote for:                       Mayor Mannoun

                                      Clr Balloot

                                      Clr Hadchiti

                                      Clr Hadid

                                      Clr Harle

                                      Clr Mamone

                                      Clr Ristevski

 

Vote against:               Clr Karnib

                                      Clr Shelton

                                      Clr Stanley

                                       Clr Waller

Note: Below is a list of questions asked by Councillors during consideration of this item and the responses provided by Council Staff:

 

1.    The report states that 61.76 staff will be included in the Liverpool Services “Alliance” – does that mean those staff will now work for Propel and they will no longer be working for Council?

The staff that are included in these arrangements with remain employed by Liverpool City Council for the duration of this contract. There will be no change to their terms and conditions and they will have the same benefits for the lifetime of the contract. (CAROLE TODD – Director Business Improvement)

 

2.    Does this ‘Alliance’ mean that we can expect redundancies, is that where the savings come from?

No, quite the contrary, there are to be no forced redundancies or redeployments, the Council report contains an undertaking by the CEO to that effect. We do not envisage any forced or voluntary redundancies. The cost of redundancies would be counter productive to making any efficiencies or savings.  (CAROLE TODD – Director Business Improvement)

 

3.    In terms of rate payers, what difference will these new arrangements make?

There is no change as such. These new arrangements will not result in an increase in rates or charges. There will be an increase in the quality of service provided to ratepayers however the investment made up front to provide the transition to the new arrangements will not be made by Council, that investment comes from Propel. The savings that will be made from this contract will be invested back into Council, so the ratepayers will actually benefit from those savings. (CAROLE TODD – Director Business Improvement)

 

4.    Why haven’t we consulted with the community?

This is a procurement matter and Council does not consult with the community when procuring. (CAROLE TODD – Director Business Improvement)

 

5.    Why is the contract for 10 years, seems like a very long term commitment.

There is a restriction relating to commercial in confidence; however I can say that the pay back for Propel is several years into the contract. As such 10 years is appropriate. (GARY GRANTHAM – Chief Financial Officer/Director Corporate Services)

 

6.    What is the risk to Council of entering into this ‘Alliance’?

There will be different cultures and we need to align the different cultures of the organisations. KPI’s may not be achieved. If so, we will go through the dispute resolution process. (GARY GRANTHAM – Chief Financial Officer/Director Corporate Services)

 

 

7.    If a staff member leaves, will Council have the ability to replace that staff member?

Ultimately, Council has the right to replace the employee if desired. (GARY GRANTHAM – Chief Financial Officer/Director Corporate Services)

 

8.    Who will Council employees within the partnership report to, Council or Propel?

They report to Propel and Propel report to a governance committee made up of two representatives from Council – the CEO & CFO and two Senior people from Propel. There are governance rules written into the contract to that effect. (CAROLE TODD – Director Business Improvement)

 

9.    Will employees still have the opportunity to access Union representation?

There are no changes to the protection that the In scope employees will have in relation to HR, performance or disciplinary matters. In fact quite the contrary, the recommendations in this report note include the undertaking from the CEO that there will be no forced redundancies or redeployment for In Scope employees. Which is actually a higher level of protection than afforded to remaining LCC staff. (GARY GRANTHAM – Chief Financial Officer/Director Corporate Services)

 

10.  Will the partnership result in a loss of jobs?

As a result of Fit for the Future, Council has to make changes rather than reducing head count, Council is looking to increase revenue opportunities.

 

The model is innovative and uncommon in Australia hence the reason Propel was successful.  In addition to Propel providing Council services, additional business opportunities can be pursued with Propel according to Council’s risk appetite – for example Council could share commercial returns with propel according to the risk appetite the Council will pursue, for example Propel could have 90% of the risk and return, and Council  10%, risk or return or this could vary to 80:20, 70:30, 50:50 etc. This will ultimately bring jobs to Liverpool, for example in Ipswich the Council performs services for 20+ Councils. (GARY GRANTHAM – Chief Financial Officer/Director Corporate Services)

 

11.  How many tenders were received and if a tender was withheld what would happen with that employee.

Firstly, this may be a ‘commercial in confidence matter. After receiving advice, Mr Grantham advised that only one tender was received. If an employee withheld the tender this would be a serious matter. (GARY GRANTHAM – Chief Financial Officer/Director Corporate Services)

 

12.  Would they be sacked? Is this a sackable offence?

Yes (GARY GRANTHAM – Chief Financial Officer/Director Corporate Services)

 

 

 

13.  Can we include into the contract that there will be no redundancies?

This cannot be written into the contract as it’s not relevant to Propel, it is a Council issue. As stated there will be no compulsory or voluntary redundancies. Council has the right to determine whether a position is to be filled as vacancies arise, no employees will lose their jobs as a result of these arrangements. (GARY GRANTHAM – Chief Financial Officer/Director Corporate Services)

 

14.  Will Council’s existing Dispute Resolution processes remain?

Yes, in addition the model has a further dispute resolution in that the Governance committee (made up of Propel’s Managing Director, Senior Propel person) and Council’s (CEO and CFO) will address disputes. (GARY GRANTHAM – Chief Financial Officer/Director Corporate Services)

 

15.  If Council amalgamated during the term of the contract, what would happen?

If amalgamation happens, the additional employees at Council’s option could be included in the partnership. (GARY GRANTHAM – Chief Financial Officer/Director Corporate Services)

 

16.  Carl, do you agree with the answer provided and will you be willing to put your job on the line.

The answer is simple, yes. (CARL WULFF – CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER)


 

Notices of Motion

ITEM NO:      NOM 01

FILE NO:        060191.2015

SUBJECT:     Committee meetings

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That the CEO takes adequate steps to ensure all future committee minutes of each Committee of Council:

1.   record all motions formally moved,

 

2.   record the identity of the mover and seconder of each such motion together with the voting outcome, and such other information as may be referred to under the Local Government (General) Regulation, 2005

 

3.   no longer record 'action items' (where it is not possible to identify the promoters (and dissenters) with respect to such items), and

 

4.   record that declarations of conflicts of interest were called for at the commencement of each committee meeting and the result of such call (even where no conflicts of interest were disclosed).    

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Stanley

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

Amendment:                          Moved: Clr Ristevski           Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the CEO takes adequate steps to ensures all future Committee minutes of each Committee of Council:

1.  record all motions formally moved,

 

2.  record the identity of the mover and seconder of each such motion together with the voting outcome, and such other information as may be referred to under the Local Government (General) Regulation, 2005

 

3.  no longer record 'action items' (where it is not possible to identify the promoters (and dissenters) with respect to such items), and

 

4.  record that declarations of conflicts of interest were called for at the commencement of each committee meeting and the result of such call (even where no conflicts of interest were disclosed).    

 

5.      Ensure the minutes of all committee meetings are consistent with the format of Council meetings.

 

6.      Notes that committee meetings have been successful in progressing significant reforms in an environment of open dialogue, collaboration, and with significant stakeholder input.

 

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

 


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Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel Report

ITEM NO:      IHAP 01

FILE NO:        039387.2015

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

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approves Development Application DA-490/2013, subject to the recommended conditions attached to the Council officer’s IHAP report (Attachment No 2).

 

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.

 

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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Clr Mamone left the Chambers at 7.33pm.

 

ITEM NO:      IHAP 02

FILE NO:        042262.2015

SUBJECT:     DA-597/2014 - Staged subdivision to create a total of 20 Torrens title lots over two stages at 5 Angelina Court, Green Valley

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approves Development Application No.597/2014 for a Staged subdivision to create a total of 20 Torrens title lots over two stages at 5 Angelina Court, Green Valley (Lot 201 DP 1175213), subject to the recommended conditions of consent attached to the Council officer’s IHAP report. 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Waller                 Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

Note: Clr Mamone was not in the Chambers when this item was voted on.

 


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Clr Mamone returned to the Chambers at 7.34pm.

ITEM NO:      IHAP 03

FILE NO:        042453.2015

SUBJECT:     DA-637/2014 - Construction of a nine storey mixed use development at 54-56 Macquarie Street, Liverpool

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve Development Application DA-637/2014, subject to the updated recommended conditions of consent (See Attachment No.4)

 

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.

 

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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ITEM NO:      IHAP 04

FILE NO:        042543.2015

SUBJECT:     DA-623/2014 - Torrens title subdivision creating ten residential lots and one residue lot with associated road construction at Lot 215 Southern Cross Drive, Middleton Grange

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approves Development Application DA-623/2014, subject to the recommended conditions of consent attached to the Council officer’s IHAP report (Attachment No. 2).

 

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.

 

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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Mayor Mannoun left the Chambers at 7.38pm and the Deputy Mayor, Clr Ristevski took the Chair.

ITEM NO:      IHAP 05

FILE NO:        040046.2015

SUBJECT:     DA-344/2014 - Two stage subdivision to create a total of 27 Torrens title lots at 175 McIver Avenue, Middleton Grange

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approves Development Application 344/2014 subject to the recommended conditions attached to the Council officer’s IHAP report (Attachment No. 2).

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Mamone             Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

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 Mamone

                                      Clr Ristevski

 

Vote against:               Clr Karnib

                                      Clr Shelton

                                      Clr Stanley

                                      Clr Waller

 

Note: Mayor Mannoun was not in the Chambers when this item was voted on.

 


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ITEM NO:      IHAP 06

FILE NO:        042986.2015

SUBJECT:     DA-1015/2014 - Three lot Torrens title subdivision at 5 Plukavec Circuit, Prestons

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approves Development Application DA-1015/2014, subject to the recommended conditions attached to the Council officer’s IHAP Report (Attachment No. 2).

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Waller                 Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

Note: Mayor Mannoun was not in the Chambers when this item was voted on.

 


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Mayor Mannoun returned to the Chambers at 7.40pm and took the Chair.

 

Clr Balloot left the Chambers at 7.42pm.

 

Clr Balloot returned to the Chambers at 7.44pm.

 

ITEM NO:      IHAP 07

FILE NO:        043079.2015

SUBJECT:     DA-26/2014 - Torrens Title subdivision of one (1) existing lot into six (6) lots; and construction of six (6) single-storey dwelling houses at 154-156 Flynn Avenue, Middleton Grange

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council refuses Development Application DA-26/2014 proposing Torrens title subdivision of one (1) existing lot into six (6) lots; and construction of six (6) single-storey dwelling houses for the following reasons:

 

a.   Pursuant to Section 79C(1)(a)(i) of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979, the development application is inconsistent with Clause 7.11 of the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 which stipulates the minimum dwelling density of the site.

 

b.   Pursuant to Section 79C(1)(a)(i) of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979, the development application is inconsistent with the objectives of the R1 General Residential zone, specifically the following objectives:

                            

To provide for a variety of housing types and densities

 

To ensure that housing densities are broadly concentrated in locations accessible to public transport, employment, services and facilities

 

c.   Pursuant to Section 79C(1)(a)(iii) of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979, the development application does not satisfy the requirements of the Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008, specifically those controls in Part 2.5 which relate to Private Open Space, private driveways (access) and stormwater management.

 

d.    Pursuant to Section 79C(1)(e) of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979, approval of the development application is not considered to be in the public interest.

 

 

 

 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Stanley               Seconded: Clr Waller

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

 

Foreshadowed motion:       Moved: Clr Harle                   Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council approve DA-26/2014 and delegate to the CEO to prepare the appropriate conditions of consent.

 

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

 

Vote for:                       Clr Karnib

                                      Clr Shelton

                                      Clr Stanley

                                      Clr Waller

 

Vote against:               Mayor Mannoun

                                      Clr Balloot

                                      Clr Hadchiti

                                      Clr Hadid

                                      Clr Harle

                                      Clr Mamone

                                      Clr Ristevski

 

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

 

Vote for:                       Clr Balloot

Clr Hadchiti

Clr Hadid

Clr Harle

Clr Mamone

Clr Ristevski

 

Vote against:               Mayor Mannoun

Clr Karnib

Clr Shelton

Clr Stanley

Clr Waller

 

 Mayor Mannoun called for a recess of Council at 8.02pm.

 

Mayor Mannoun resumed the meeting at 8:26pm.

 


 

Mayoral Minute

SUBJECT: Election of Deputy Mayor

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun    

 

That Council:

 

1.    Accept the resignation of the Deputy Mayor, Clr Peter Ristevski and note that he outlined that he was only able to accept the position for 6 months when he initially accepted the position.

 

2.    Thank Clr Ristevski for his hard work and effort and his support of Mayor Mannoun, at short notice at times.

 

3.    Open nominations for the position of Deputy Mayor and conduct the election by open voting.

 

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

 

Mayor Mannoun called for a 5 minute recess at 8.29pm to allow nominations to be received.

 

Mayor Mannoun resumed the meeting at 8.34pm.

 

Nominations were called for the position of Deputy Mayor by the Chief Executive Officer as the Returning Officer.

 

The nominees for Deputy Mayor were Clr Balloot and Clr Shelton with the following votes recorded:

 

Clr Balloot            7 votes

Clr Shelton           4 votes

 

Clr Balloot was declared Deputy Mayor by 7 votes to 4.

 


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Chief Financial Officer

ITEM NO:      CFO 01

FILE NO:        045528.2015

SUBJECT:     Draft Delivery Program 2013/17 Operational Plan & Budget 2015/16

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Places the draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan including the draft 2015-16  Budget and Revenue Pricing Policy (Schedule of Fees and Charges) on public exhibition for a period of 28 days to allow for public comments and submissions.

 

2.   Receives a further report after a review of public submissions at the May Council meeting.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Waller

 

That Council:

 

1.   Places the draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan including the draft 2015-16  Budget and Revenue Pricing Policy (Schedule of Fees and Charges) on public exhibition for a period of 28 days to allow for public comments and submissions.

 

2.   Receives a further report after a review of public submissions at the May Council meeting.

 

3.    Do not adopt the proposed 2015/16 fees on page 44 under the section “Traffic, Transport and Parking” for Car Parking under the titles:

·         Bathurst Street Car Park

·         Northumberland Street Car Park

·         Warren Service Way Car Park

·         Parking Permits

 

4.    That the fees relating to point 3 be the same as the 2014/2015 financial year.

 

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


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Clr Hadchiti left the Chambers at 8.54pm.

 

Clr Hadchiti returned to the Chambers at 8.56pm.

 

ITEM NO:      CFO 02

FILE NO:        050333.2015

SUBJECT:     Privacy Management Plan

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Note this report.

 

2.       Adopt the Privacy Management Plan, as attached to this report.

 

3.       Submit a copy of the Privacy Management Plan to the NSW Privacy Commissioner.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Waller

 

That Council:

 

1.       Note this report.

 

2.       Adopt the Privacy Management Plan, as attached to this report.

 

3.       Submit a copy of the Privacy Management Plan to the NSW Privacy Commissioner.

 

4.         Develop a policy or amend an existing policy to enable the public to access contact details for purposes such as dividing fences, so long as it is not contrary to privacy legislation.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CFO 03

FILE NO:        050446.2015

SUBJECT:     55th Floodplain Management Association Conference

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes the program information of the Floodplain Management Association of NSW 55th Annual Conference – 19 May 2015 to 22 May 2015.

 

2.    Nominate its delegates to attend the 2015 Floodplain Management Association Conference in Brisbane from 19 May 2015 to 22 May 2015.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Balloot               Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes the program information of the Floodplain Management Association of NSW 55th Annual Conference – 19 May 2015 to 22 May 2015.

 

2.    Nominate Clr Harle and Clr Ristevski to attend the 2015 Floodplain Management Association Conference in Brisbane from 19 May 2015 to 22 May 2015.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CFO 04

FILE NO:        051994.2015

SUBJECT:     Investment report February 2015

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes this report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CFO 05

FILE NO:        055748.2015

SUBJECT:     Council Reserves

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Receives and notes the report;

 

2.       Approves the recommended changes to Council Reserves structure.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Stanley              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 06

FILE NO:        059369.2015

SUBJECT:     PRIMA Conference Attendance and Study Tour 2015

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council endorses Councils Risk Management Coordinators nomination by Westpool and attendance and participation at the 2015 PRIMA Conference and study tour.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Stanley

 

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:        059496.2015

SUBJECT:     2015 National General Assembly of Local Government

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council nominates delegates to attend the 2015 National General Assembly of Local Government to be held on Canberra from Sunday 14 June – Wednesday 17 June 2015. 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Balloot               Seconded: Clr Mamone

 

That:

 

1.    Council nominates Clr Hadid as Council’s delegate to attend the 2015 National General Assembly of Local Government to be held on Canberra from Sunday 14 June – Wednesday 17 June 2015.

 

2.    Any interested Councillors wishing to attend as observers to inform the Chief Executive Officer’s office by Tuesday, 31 March 2015.

 

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

 

 


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ITEM NO:      CFO 08

FILE NO:        066691.2015

SUBJECT:     Fit for the Future - Community Consultation

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Undertakes community consultation to seek community feedback on a range of amalgamation options, with Liverpool stands alone being Council’s preferred option.

 

2.       Receives a further report outlining results of the community consultation process.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved:Clr Waller                  Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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:        003969.2015

SUBJECT:     Donations, Grants and Sponsorships

 

Recommendation

 

That Council

 

1.    Endorses the Financial Contribution Panel's recommendations for the provision of $17,010 under the Community Donations Program  as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant Name

Project Name

Amount

The Indian Senior Citizens Society Inc.

Social Outings and Activities For Seniors

$3,300

The HUB Community Health Centre Miller Art and Fact Inc.    

Whatever Happened to Green Valley- Film and Community Forum

$3,710

Inspire Community Services Inc.

Inspiring Youth Centre (Disability Plumbing)

$5,000

Inspire Community Services Inc.

Inspiring Youth Centre (Air Conditioning)

$5,000

 

2.    Endorses the Financial Contributions Panel’s recommendations for the provision of $22,000 under the Corporate Sponsorship Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant Name

Amount

Liverpool Trauma Department

$3,000 ex gst

The Cancer Council of NSW

$2,000 ex gst

A Red letter Day  Event Management

$1,000 ex gst

Wattle Grove Lions

$3,000 ex gst

Liverpool  Christians community Celebrations

$5,500 ex gst

Star Alliance Entertainment P/L

$0

PCYC Liverpool

$7,500 ex gst

Cherrybomba

$0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Balloot               Seconded: Mayor Mannoun

 

That Council

 

1.    Endorses the Financial Contribution Panel's recommendations for the provision of $17,010 under the Community Donations Program  as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant Name

Project Name

Amount

The Indian Senior Citizens Society Inc.

Social Outings and Activities For Seniors

$3,300

The HUB Community Health Centre Miller Art and Fact Inc.    

Whatever Happened to Green Valley- Film and Community Forum

$3,710

Inspire Community Services Inc.

Inspiring Youth Centre (Disability Plumbing)

$5,000

Inspire Community Services Inc.

Inspiring Youth Centre (Air Conditioning)

$5,000

 

2.    Endorses the Financial Contributions Panel’s recommendations for the provision of $24,500 under the Corporate Sponsorship Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant Name

Amount

Liverpool Trauma Department

$3,000 ex gst

The Cancer Council of NSW

$5,000 ex gst

A Red letter Day  Event Management

$500 ex gst

Wattle Grove Lions

$3,000 ex gst

Liverpool  Christians community Celebrations

$5,500 ex gst

Star Alliance Entertainment P/L

$0

PCYC Liverpool

$7,500 ex gst

Cherrybomba

$0

 

3.    Put forward a team to participate in the Relay for Life, or develop another initiative to fundraise for the Relay for Life.

 

Foreshadowed motion:                          Moved: Clr Hadchiti   Seconded: Clr Stanley

 

That Council

 

1.    Endorses the Financial Contribution Panel's recommendations for the provision of $17,010 under the Community Donations Program  as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant Name

Project Name

Amount

The Indian Senior Citizens Society Inc.

Social Outings and Activities For Seniors

$3,300

The HUB Community Health Centre Miller Art and Fact Inc.    

Whatever Happened to Green Valley- Film and Community Forum

$3,710

Inspire Community Services Inc.

Inspiring Youth Centre (Disability Plumbing)

$5,000

Inspire Community Services Inc.

Inspiring Youth Centre (Air Conditioning)

$5,000

 

2.    Endorses the Financial Contributions Panel’s recommendations for the provision of $25,000 under the Corporate Sponsorship Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant Name

Amount

Liverpool Trauma Department

$3,000 ex gst

The Cancer Council of NSW

$5,000 ex gst

A Red letter Day  Event Management

$1,000 ex gst

Wattle Grove Lions

$3,000 ex gst

Liverpool  Christians community Celebrations

$5,500 ex gst

Star Alliance Entertainment P/L

$0

PCYC Liverpool

$7,500 ex gst

Cherrybomba

$0

 

3.    Put forward a team to participate in the Relay for Life, or develop another initiative to fundraise for the Relay for Life.

 

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

 

Note: The only difference between the motion and the foreshadowed motion was the donation amount to be provided to “A Red Letter Event Management”.


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ITEM NO:      DCC 02

FILE NO:        052276.2015

SUBJECT:     Proposed Amendments to the Liverpool Youth Council Charter

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Endorses the proposed amendment to the Liverpool Youth Council Charter to include a quorum of half plus one and one Councillor representative as detailed in Section 10.1 of the attached Liverpool Youth Council Charter.

 

2.   Endorses the amendments resolved on 26 November 2014 to include the establishment of an eligibility list as detailed in Section 9.3.1 of the attached Liverpool Youth Council Charter.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Waller

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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Clr Balloot left the Chambers at 9.23pm.

Clr Balloot returned to the Chambers at 9.24pm.

Clr Hadid left the Chambers at 9.30pm.

Clr Hadid returned to the Chambers at 9.32pm.

 

Planning and Growth Report

ITEM NO:      DPG 01

FILE NO:        006642.2015

SUBJECT:     Amendment 19 to Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 - Controls for Social Impact Assessment

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Receives and notes this report.

 

2.   Adopts the proposed amendment to the Liverpool DCP 2008, to include controls relating to social impact assessment for specific types of development, as detailed in           this report.

 

3.   Proceeds with public exhibition in accordance with the legislative requirements for amending the Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008.

 

4.   Adopts the updated Social Impact Assessment Policy, attached to this report, and place it on public exhibition for a period of 28 days in conjunction with the proposed DCP amendment.

 

5.   Notes that a further report will be submitted to Council following completion of the public exhibition phase.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                   Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives the report and allow it to lie on the table, subject to point 4, until it obtains and considers independent expert recommendations on enhancing the proposed SIA process. This is to preferably occur within the following month.

 

2.    Public exhibition of the proposed amendments to the DCP be delayed until they are endorsed by Council.

 

3.    Writes to the Planning Institute of Australia to nominate a panel of recommended Social Impact Assessment (SIA) experts to assess Council’s proposed SIA Policy.

 

4.    Adopt the current policy in the report in the interim.

 

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

 

Note: Clr Stanley abstained from voting on this item, however is recorded as voting against the motion in accordance with Clause 36.3 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice which states:

 

“A Councillor who is present at a meeting of Council but who fails to vote on a motion put to the meeting is taken to have voted against the motion.”

 

 

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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ITEM NO:      DPG 02

FILE NO:        297132.2014

SUBJECT:     Draft Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (Amendment 48) - Attached Dual Occupancy of up to 200sqm for land zoned RU2 - Rural Landscape and Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 (Draft Amendment 17)

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Proceeds to make LLEP 2008 (Amendment 48) 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 (Amendment 17) in accordance with section 21 of the Environmental 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 Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Ristevski

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 


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ITEM NO:      DPG 03

FILE NO:        043550.2015

SUBJECT:     Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 Draft Amendment 21 - Notifications relating to Single Dwelling Developments and Section 96 Modifications

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Publicly exhibits Amendment 21 to Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 in accordance with Section 74C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to facilitate the changes to Part 1 outlined in this report.

 

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

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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ITEM NO:      DPG 04

FILE NO:        048281.2015

SUBJECT:     Liverpool Design Excellence Panel (LDEP)

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Endorses the draft Design Excellence Panel Charter and Procedure attached to this report.

 

2.       Seeks expressions of interest from suitably qualified industry representatives to become members of Liverpool Design Excellence Panel for a two year period.

 

3.       Receives a further report to assess the expressions of interest received and endorse the Panel members.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

 


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Committee Reports

ITEM NO:      CTTE 01

FILE NO:        030062.2015

SUBJECT:     Environment Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes of 9 February 2015

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Environment Advisory Committee Meeting held on 9 February 2015.

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 02

FILE NO:        036981.2015

SUBJECT:     Street Naming Committee Minutes 3 February 2015

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Receives and notes the Minutes of the Street Naming Committee Meeting held on 3 February 2015.

 

2.       Proceeds with the naming of Agazio Riitano Pond in Middleton Grange.

 

3.       Proceeds with the naming of El Alamein Park in Liverpool, excluding the word        memorial.

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 03

FILE NO:        039523.2015

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Liverpool Access Committee 12 February 2105

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That:

1. Council receives and notes the minutes of the Liverpool Access Committee Meeting held on 12 February 2015.

 

2. The matter of construction sites causing access issues be referred to Planning and Growth and Compliance for investigation and appropriate action.

 

3. The accessible entry to Bigge Park opposite Goulburn Street be incorporated into the upgrades of the park.

 

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.

 

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 04

FILE NO:        048525.2015

SUBJECT:     No Intermodal Committee meeting minutes 3 February 2015

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the No Intermodal Committee Meeting held on 3 February 2015.

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 05

FILE NO:        052388.2015

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Aboriginal Consultative Committee Meeting held on the 4 February and 4 March 2015 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive and note the minutes of the Aboriginal Consultative Committee Meeting held on 4 February 2015 and 4 March 2015.

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 06

FILE NO:        052604.2015

SUBJECT:     Minutes of Building Our New City Committee meeting held 4 March 2015

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Building our New City Committee Meeting held on 4 March 2015.

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 07

FILE NO:        052629.2015

SUBJECT:     Minutes of Economic Development and Events Committee meeting held 4 March 2015

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Economic Development and Events Committee Meeting held on 4 March 2015.

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 08

FILE NO:        052632.2015

SUBJECT:     Minutes of Badgerys Creek Airport Taskforce meeting held 4 March 2015

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Badgerys Creek Airport Taskforce Meeting held on 4 March 2015.

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 09

FILE NO:        055758.2015

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Budget and Finance Committee and Councillor Budget Briefing held on 5 March 2015

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Budget and Finance Committee Meeting and Councillor Budget Briefing held jointly on 5 March 2015.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Stanley              Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That Council defer this item for further clarification.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 10

FILE NO:        061288.2015

SUBJECT:     Meeting Notes of the Liverpool Youth Council meeting held 3 March, 2015

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Receives and notes the Meeting Notes of the Liverpool Youth Council Meeting held on 3 March, 2015.

 

2.       Endorses the motion raised to declare vacant the Youth Council membership of Luke     Hey.

 

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.

 

 


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Questions with Notice

ITEM NO:      QWN 01

FILE NO:        050209.2015

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Stanley

 

Please address the following:

 

1.   Can I be advised if a report has been prepared for Council on the outcomes of the attached Liverpool Heritage Strategy 2011-2014? If this has been presented can I be provided with a copy? If not when will such a report be ready?

 

A review of the 2011-2014 Heritage Strategy  will be one of the key inputs into the new LEP.  In the interim, a review of properties having potential heritage value is being conducted to identify any priority action items. A report on the proposed timeline for the preparation of the new LEP will be prepared for the April Council meeting.

 

2.   Can I be advised the progress of the review regarding the Heritage Conservation Management Plan as described on Liverpool Council website http://www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/council/policies-and-forms/forms-publications-and-policies

 

The review of existing conservation management plans will be a matter considered as part of the new Heritage Strategy. The list of conservation management plans on Council’s website is to be updated soon.

 

3.   Does Council require in its DA process an archaeological report for areas especially in the CBD that are likely because of their uses of the last two hundred years to contain items of interest?

 

The majority of the CBD is covered by the heritage listing known as the Plan of Town of Liverpool (Item No. 89) pursuant to the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan, which relates not only to the Colonial period grid layout of Liverpool but more importantly the archaeology it contains (heritage inventory attached).  To enable the appropriate management of this heritage item a study was undertaken in 1996 by Casey & Lowe Associates for Liverpool City Council.  This study, titled ‘Liverpool Archaeological Zoning and Management Plan’ identifies lots in the CBD that have archaeological potential.  If development is proposed in the CBD on one of the sites identified as having archaeological potential then an archaeological assessment is required to be submitted with the DA.

 

 

 

 

 

4.   What requirements must be met if items of significance are found?

 

If development is proposed in the CBD on one of the sites identified as having archaeological potential then an archaeological assessment is required to be submitted with the DA.

 

5.   Is there a process to determine areas of Aboriginal significance and how these areas are dealt with in any potential Development Application?

 

For all Pre-DA meetings the Heritage Officer researches the location to determine if an Aboriginal heritage study covers the area.  If so, the study is reviewed to decide if the site is identified as having archaeological sensitivity and takes into consideration the recommendations of this report.  If the site is noted as having archaeological sensitivity then an Aboriginal heritage assessment is required as part of the DA.  If no study is available, a basic assessment of the site is undertaken including: an Aboriginal Heritage Information Management System (AHIMS) search to determine if Aboriginal sites are known on the site or in the vicinity; and basic site prediction modelling to identify potential sites (i.e. large areas of uncleared land in close proximity to a watercourse).  If the site is considered to have potential for Aboriginal cultural heritage based on this assessment, then a due diligence assessment or a full archaeological assessment may be required as part of the DA documentation.  All archaeological assessments must be undertaken in accordance with OEH guidelines.

 

 


 

ITEM NO:      QWN 02

FILE NO:        050281.2015

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Stanley

 

Please address the following:

 

Can I be advised if a decision has been made as to where and when the Cenotaph in the Mall will be relocated and the projected cost?

 

The Cenotaph located in Macquarie Mall was commissioned by Liverpool City Council in 1994 to coincide with the upgrade of the Mall. Lisa Anderson, the artist collaborated with the local community in the design development phase.  The design of this sculpture uses columns as the classical representations of the body, these figures surround the fallen figure, resting on the grass.  The garden is constructed in the shape of the demi-glory of bayonets, commonly known as the rising sun badge. The bottom part of the broken stem acts as a sundial at the 11th hour on the 11th month, casting a shadow into the top part of the broken stem and reuniting the figure on Remembrance Day. The impressions in the camouflaged sentry columns represent objects of war and peace brought forward by the Liverpool community and Defence Forces archives. The story on the fallen stem represents loss, that emotion most keenly felt in a community touched by war. The Cenotaph was dedicated by His Excellency Rear Admiral Peter Sinclair AC, Governor of NSW in December 1994.

 

The planned upgrade to Macquarie Mall means that the Cenotaph will have to be removed. Kiersten Fishburn, Director Community and Culture, and Albert Galetta, Manager Buildings and Open Space Construction, have spoken with the artist, Lisa Anderson, to inform her of this. Considering the significance of the piece, it is planned to reinstall it in a new location – a number of sites are currently under consideration. It is the wish of the artist that it is reinstalled and not decommissioned. The artist has also expressed a wish to be involved in this process and sees the possibility of bringing together the local community again. This would seem fitting at a time when we are commemorating 100 years since World War 1. As the final site has not yet been determined, the costs of removal and re-installation are not clear but a likely indicative figure is approx. $100,000.

 

The RSL have also been consulted and are happy to have the work re-installed in an alternative site.

 

Pip Playford, the artist of the fountain (also located in the mall), has also been informed and is understanding of the plans and the desire to rejuvenate the Mall. CPAC staff are looking at the possibility of providing some of the fountain sculptures as artworks for the community – for example, in local schools. The artist would be appreciative if this could be done.

 

Clr Hadchiti left the Chambers at 9.42pm.

 

Clr Hadchiti returned to the Chambers at 9.43 pm.


 

 

Motion                                   Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Hadid

That Items CONF 06 and CONF 07 be brought forward and dealt with now.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO:

CONF 06

FILE NO:

063260.2015

SUBJECT:

Compulsory acquisition of Lot 1 DP 514817, 64 Scott Street, Liverpool

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Proceeds with the compulsory acquisition of Lot 1 DP 514817, 64 Scott Street, Liverpool, for a public purpose;

 

2.   Proceeds with making the necessary application to the Minister for Local Government and the Governor in accordance with Section 187(2) of the Local Government Act 1993 to obtain approval to give an acquisition notice for Lot 1 DP 514817 to the owner of 64 Scott Street, Liverpool and commence compulsory acquisition under the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991;

 

3.   Authorises the Director Property & Commercial Development to continue negotiations with the owner for the acquisition of Lot 1 DP 514817, 64 Scott Street, Liverpool, up to the amount contained in this confidential attachment without having to submit a further report to Council for approval;

 

4.   Upon settlement of the acquisition, classifies Lot 1 DP 514817, 64 Scott Street, Liverpool as ‘Operational' land;

 

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

 

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Clr Hadchiti left the Chambers at 9.46pm.

 

ITEM NO:

CONF 07

FILE NO:

063520.2015

SUBJECT:

Compulsory acquisition of part Lot 1 DP 1201516, 352-362 Macquarie Street, Liverpool for road purposes

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Proceeds with the compulsory acquisition of part Lot 1 DP 1201516, 352-362 Macquarie Street, Liverpool, for road purposes;

 

2.    Proceeds with making the necessary application to the Minister for Local Government and the Governor in accordance with Section 187(2) of the Local Government Act 1993 to obtain approval to give an acquisition notice for part Lot 1 DP 1201516 to the owners of 352-362 Macquarie Street, Liverpool and commence compulsory acquisition under the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991;

 

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

 

4.    Upon settlement of the acquisition, classifies part of Lot 1 DP 1201516, 352-362 Macquarie Street, Liverpool, as ‘Operational’ land; and

 

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

 

6.    Authorises the CEO or his nominee to negotiate and enter into a contract to acquire part of lot 1 DP 1201516, 352 – 362 Macquarie Street Liverpool for an amount no greater than 10% of the independent valuation.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Mamone             Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Clr Karnib, Clr Stanley and Clr Waller asked that they be recorded as voting against the motion.

 

Clr Hadchiti returned to the Chambers at 9.49pm.

 

Clr Waller left the Chambers at 9.49pm.

 

 

ITEM NO:

CONF 01

FILE NO:

052126.2015

SUBJECT:

Proposed rezoning of part Lot 10 DP 1162812, Heathcote Road, Hammondville, 'Hammondville Park'

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Agrees to commence the process to rezone part Lot 10 DP 1162812, Heathcote Road, Hammondville, to ‘RE2 Private Recreation’ and ‘B6 Enterprise Corridor’ as outlined in the confidential attachment, through an amendment to the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008; and

 

2.       Receives a further report following the public exhibition process with a recommendation as to proceeding with the rezoning.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 


 

 

ITEM NO:

CONF 02

FILE NO:

052439.2015

SUBJECT:

Key Sites Master Planning Steering Committee Minutes from Meeting held 3 March 2015

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Receives and notes the Minutes of the Key Sites Master Planning Steering Committee Meeting held on 3 March 2015;

 

2.   Adopts the recommendation put forward in this report; and

 

3.   Keeps confidential the minutes supplied in this report containing information pursuant to the provisions of Section 10A(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 Balloot               Seconded: Clr Ristevski

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 

 


 

ITEM NO:

CONF 03

FILE NO:

052757.2015

SUBJECT:

Appointment of Community Representatives on Civic Advisory Committee

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council appoints the two recommended applicants as identified in the confidential report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council appoints June Young and Munya Gwede as the community representatives on the Civic Advisory Committee.

 

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

 

 


 

Clr Waller returned to the Chambers at 9.51pm.

 

ITEM NO:

CONF 04

FILE NO:

051829.2015

SUBJECT:

Legal Affairs Report

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive and note the report concerning the Legal Affairs of Council.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Balloot               Seconded: Clr Ristevski

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 


 

ITEM NO:

CONF 05

FILE NO:

163041.2014

SUBJECT:

Liverpool City Centre LEP Review

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Endorses in principle the proposal to rezone all existing land zoned B3 Commercial Core in the city centre to B4 Mixed Use.

 

2.   Endorses in principle the proposal to revise the development standards as detailed in this report.

 

3.   Delegates to the CEO the authority to approve the final Planning Proposal for submission to the Department of Planning and Environment for Gateway Review.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That this matter be deferred to the next Council meeting.

 

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

 

 


 

The meeting closed at 9.52pm.

 

 

<Signature>

Name: Ned Mannoun

Title:     Mayor

Date:     26 May 2015

I have authorised a stamp bearing my signature to be affixed to the pages of the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on  29 April 2015. 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

Responses to Councillors

 

Strategic Direction

Leading Proactive Council

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

Key Policy

Councillor Access to Information and Interaction with Staff Policy

File Ref

088921.2015

Author

Anne Stanley - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

When provided with responses to requests Councillors are often provided with an expected completion date and a scope of works to be undertaken. Sometimes on further investigation or due to circumstances outside Officers control these expectations and deadlines cannot be met. Whilst this is to be expected it has been my experience that these changes are often not then communicated to Councillors. This causes issues as we have provided residents with expectation about works.  To assist Councillor to be more effective in their communication and reduce escalations to senior staff it is requested that staff provide an update to the Councillor if work is delayed by more than 4 weeks or the scope of work is significantly changed from the original advice.

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council requests that the CEO institutes a process that takes reasonable steps to provide Councillors with an update when previous response time frames or scope of works is changed.

 

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S COMMENT

 

The above process is good practice and will be communicated to staff so that Councillors are provided with an update if work is delayed or the scope of work is significantly changed from the original advice.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.

Civic Leadership and Governance

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

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

Deliver services that are customer focused.

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 02

War Memorial and Children's Fountain Heritage pieces in the Mall

 

Strategic Direction

Proud Engaged City

Strengthen and celebrate Liverpool’s unique community identity

Key Policy

Heritage Strategy

File Ref

088932.2015

Author

Anne Stanley - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

The planned upgrade in the Mall will require a reconfiguration of the art works currently located there. This Notice of Motion seeks to ensure that the heritage items of the War Memorial and the Children's Fountain are kept on public display for the enjoyment of the community who paid for them. The current Mall was designed after significant consultations over several years and opened in the mid 1990's. These items are iconic for Liverpool and should be preserved as heritage items.

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Commits the necessary funds to move the War Memorial to a suitable site at Casula Power House.

 

2.   Engages with the artist to ensure that the necessary measurements are made to reinstate the significance of the statue. (That the column becomes whole at 11am on 11th November).

 

3.   Complete the installation not more than three months after the Memorials' removal from the Mall.

 

4.   Begin community consultation to seek input where and how to relocate the Iconic Children's Fountain. Consider parks or other community facilities where the fountain as a whole or pieces could be located so that the Liverpool Community can still enjoy this heritage item.

 

5.   The funds for the relocation should be allocated from the budget for the upgrade to the Mall.

 

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S COMMENT

 

Kiersten Fishburn, Director Community and Culture, and Albert Galetta, Manager Buildings and Open Space Construction, have spoken with the artist of The Cenotaph, Lisa Anderson, regarding its removal and reinstallation. At that meeting, it was agreed that The Cenotaph would be reinstalled and that this would be done in consultation with the artist. Casula Powerhouse was not at that time proposed as a site as staff were reviewing locations that have a military significance. However, there are no practical reasons why it could not be moved to the grounds of Casula Powerhouse. Any reinstallation will be done in collaboration with the artist to ensure the correct placement and alignment of the work as this is integral to its interpretation. The cost of relocation would be included as a project cost for the reconstruction of the Macquarie Street Mall.

 

Liverpool Listens will be used as a mechanism to consult the community regarding the Children’s Fountain. It is embedded into the current Mall, so is not able to be removed and reinstalled whole. However, the sculptural elements of the Fountain could be re-used within the community.  

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social and Cultural

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

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

Civic Leadership and Governance

Foster neighbourhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 03

Slow Down Speed Stickers

 

Strategic Direction

Liveable Safe City

Improve the community’s sense of safety in Liverpool

Key Policy

NA

File Ref

088960.2015

Author

Anne Stanley - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

Councillors field enquiries from residents about speeding traffic in Local Streets on a regular basis. Safety of our residents especially children requires varied responses to these problems. Attached is a photo of a sticker used by another council that can be attached to Council's garbage bins as warning to drivers using areas about the speed limit. Whilst speed limits vary from area to area, this idea could be modified for use in Liverpool with road safety signs being deployed in Liverpool. Not only would it remind drivers of the care needed, but also raise awareness with residents to be on the lookout for cars and other road hazards.

 

Description: DSC_0335

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Investigates the possibility of providing stickers for garbage bins advocating road safety and speed limit observance

 

2.   Provide a report to the July meeting of Council with proposed options and costs.

 

 

 

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S COMMENT

 

Council regularly receives correspondence including representations on behalf of local residents from Councilors concerning speeding traffic in local streets. Speeding in local streets affects residential amenity and road safety particularly children and the elderly.

 

In response to this correspondence, Council carries out speed reviews and if required forwards the results to the Police for appropriate speed enforcement or recommends traffic calming devices to the Local Traffic Committee and Council for installation of traffic calming devices.

 

In addition to traffic engineering solutions and enforcement, the NSW Centre for Road Safety recommends other road safety measures including sign posting, variable message signs and road safety messages on garbage bins. A number of Councils, including Campbelltown and Blue Mountains, have previously issued 50km/hr slow down stickers to be attached to garbage bins.

 

Should Council support this proposal, Council officers will prepare a report for the July Council meeting.

 

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

Support policies and plans that prevent crime.

Civic Leadership and Governance

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

Foster neighbourhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

Deliver services that are customer focused.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 04

Clean up Liverpool

 

Strategic Direction

Healthy Inclusive  City

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

Key Policy

Waste Management Policy

File Ref

089000.2015

Author

Anne Stanley - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

Over the term of Council there have been significant efforts reduce dumping on our streets and educate residents and others about dumping of rubbish. Unfortunately in certain areas of Liverpool there has been little or no improvement with dumping still a regular occurrence.

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Instigates an education campaign to address the dumping around Liverpool to be distributed

 

a)   Yearly rate notices

b)   Real Estate Agents for their rental clients

c)   New residents

 

2.   Peruse all avenues to discourage dumping.

 

3.   Report back to Council in September 2015 regarding campaigns to improve dumping in Liverpool.

 

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S COMMENT

 

Council has introduced a wide range of initiatives to address the Illegal dumping issue. This includes:

 

·    The introduction of the first Community Recycling Centre for the Sydney Metropolitan           area.

·    Regular education/communication programs including mail outs, information issued at events, promotions/Campaigns with the EPA, waste recycling workshops, schools information program. 

·    The introduction of mobile CCTV systems for known illegal dumping hotspots.

·    The introduction of a large waste collection service for all new multi-unit dwellings complete with a detail design brief and information pack for developers, builders, engineers, real estate agents and architects.

·    Proactive illegal dumping investigation and follow up action as required.

·    Specific clean up events like Toxic Chemical Clean-up and Clean-up Australia day

 

A brochure outlining the strategies Council has in place to protect our local environment by tackling illegal waste and making it easier for the community to recycle and manage unwanted household items was included with the recent rates notice. A copy of the brochure is attached.

 

Additionally, Council has included information regarding the Community Recycling Centre and illegal dumping in recent issues of Liverpool Life. This is significant as Liverpool Life is distributed to every household in Liverpool (not only ratepayers) and is available in Liverpool’s three most commonly spoken languages other than English. Copies of the issues of Liverpool Life are attached.

 

New initiatives that we are currently working on include:

 

·    The introduction of a bulk management system for Council kerbside collection.

·    Green waste collection

·    Council will provide regular report backs at briefing sessions as requested.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

Minimise household and commercial waste.

Protect, enhance and maintain areas of endangered ecological communities and high quality bushland as part of an attractive mix of land uses.

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

Social and Cultural

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

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.

Foster neighbourhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

Deliver services that are customer focused.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Keeping Our City Clean - Illegal Dumping BrochureView

2.         Issue 8 Liverpool Life View

3.         Issue 9 Liverpool Life View  


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Clean up Liverpool

Attachment 1

Keeping Our City Clean - Illegal Dumping Brochure

 


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Clean up Liverpool

Attachment 2

Issue 8 Liverpool Life

 


89

NOM 04

Clean up Liverpool

Attachment 3

Issue 9 Liverpool Life

 


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 05

Report on Outdoor Signage and Outdoor Product Displays 

 

Strategic Direction

Liveable Safe City

Create clean and attractive public places for people to engage and connect

Key Policy

Urban Development Plans

File Ref

089008.2015

Author

Mazhar Hadid - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

Outdoor Signage

 

Businesses often utilise outdoor signage to advertise their business to pedestrians and to some extent passengers in motor vehicles passing by. There is a risk that businesses may display outdoor signage which would be deemed unauthorised by the Council. Unauthorised signage can be obstructive to pedestrians if not placed in an authorised location surrounding the premises of the business. Outdoor signage can also be a distraction to drivers of motor vehicles if placed in an unauthorised area.  A distraction can also arise out of what is displayed on the sings, for instance certain images or phrases displayed on an outdoor signage may cause distraction with drivers and therefore hinder safety.  Images or phrases that may be deemed offensive to the reasonable people is one example.

 

Outdoor signage is prohibited without a Development Application or other form of assessment that is determines the proposed sign size, style and approximate location of display.

 

Outdoor Product Displays

 

It is the responsibility of the Council to ensure that footpaths, malls and other areas of open space are not unnecessarily congested with product displays which may hinder safety or block pedestrians from walking a particular route.

 

A report should be commissioned by the Council which considers the issues stated above and resulting from the report appropriate policy created. The report and policy should centre on informing businesses of their obligations in obtaining approval from Council in terms of displaying outdoor signage. The policy should also inform businesses on the use of outdoor product displays in terms of whether such as display is permissible or prohibited within their locality.

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Prepare a report on the use of outdoor signage and outdoor product displays by small businesses.

 

2.   Consider developing policy which aims at informing businesses of their obligations for displaying outdoor signage and use of outdoor product displays.

 

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S COMMENT

 

Signage controls and objectives are set out within Liverpool Council’s LEP and DCP in addition to relevant state legislation. The controls applicable to signage in business and commercial zones restrict the type of signage structures permitted i.e. under awning signs, top hamper signs, fascia signs window signs; and also require maximum signage dimensions to be met. These controls are in place to ensure the amenity and safety of pedestrians and traffic are maintained by preventing obstructions, and avoiding distracting imagery such as flashing or excessive illumination of signage.

 

Moveable signs (including A-frame signs) are not covered the State Environmental Planning Policy No. 64 – Advertising and Signage and State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008, and are discouraged in Council’s Development Control Plan.

 

Outdoor product displays are not permitted on public land without Council approval and are not to impede pedestrian movement or distract traffic.

 

Should Council support this notice of motion, Council officers can develop a policy which clarifies the provisions controlling outdoor product displays and outdoor signage, including content and images on public land. A report can be brought back to Council in July 2015.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

Manage air, water, noise and chemical pollution.

Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.

Civic Leadership and Governance

Foster neighbourhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

 

 

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 06

Sustainable Schools Grants

 

Strategic Direction

Healthy Inclusive  City

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

Key Policy

Children’s Services Strategy

File Ref

089034.2015

Author

Peter Ristevski - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

Liverpool has one of the youngest populations in Sydney.  The largest age group in the 2011 Census was recorded as being the 5-9 year age group. Education thus remains a high priority for all levels of government in the region with 53 schools in operation in our Local Government Area.

 

Increasingly there is, in our schools, a welcome emphasis on teaching children the values of sustainability and environmental awareness. This feature of our children’s education and personal development is a good fit with Council’s expanding sustainability agenda including initiatives such as the Community Recycling Centre.

 

Using pedagogy to influence positive environmental outcomes is not new. Germany, often considered one the world’s most environmentally progressive economies has taught the subject of recycling in schools for decades and in Australia, students have long participated in events such as Earth Hour and Clean-up Australia Day.

 

There is a role for local government to play in building a sustainable future for our children through their education. Local government has the capacity to identify opportunities for learning and growth in our children on a highly personalized and localized level. To be successful, learning and teaching for sustainability must go beyond teaching about global issues. It must give students practical skills and attitudes that will enable them to continue learning, and to contribute to a sustainable livelihood, and to live sustainable lives.

 

A grants program developed in co-ordination with local schools has the potential to contribute towards the purchase and installation of:

 

·    Bike racks

·    Vegetable Gardens

·    Solar panels

·    Solar hotwater systems

·    General Solar Panelling

·    Water tanks

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Consider allocating $50,000.00 in the 2015/16 budget to a Sustainable Schools Grants program for all local schools to commence in July 2015.

 

2.   Direct the CEO to develop draft guidelines, application forms, assessment criteria and a charter for an assessment panel which includes Councillor representation.

 

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S COMMENT

 

The Donations Policy is currently under review with the intention of bringing this to Council in May. Included in that Policy review is the development of a Matching Grants Program which could be extended to include grants for schools with a focus on sustainability initiatives. As a Matching Grant the school would need to contribute to the project delivery, this could be in the form of cash, volunteer labour or materials. This has the potential to encourage active community participation in the delivery of sustainability initiatives.

 

Alternatively, a new grants program as suggested above could be developed and considered for inclusion in the upcoming review of the Donations Policy.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

Manage the environmental health of waterways.

Manage air, water, noise and chemical pollution.

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

Enhance the environmental performance of buildings and homes.

Protect, enhance and maintain areas of endangered ecological communities and high quality bushland as part of an attractive mix of land uses.

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

Social and Cultural

Deliver high quality services for children and their families.

Civic Leadership and Governance

Act as an environmental leader in the community.

Foster neighbourhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil   


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Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel Report

 

IHAP 01

DA-364/2014 - Torrens title subdivision of Lot 32 DP 866117 into 16 lots, associated road and footpath construction, landscaping and tree removal

 

Strategic Direction

Liveable Safe City

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

Key Policy

Urban Development Plans

File Ref

072640.2015

Report By

Nabila Samadie - Senior Development Planner

Approved By

Toni Averay - Director Planning & Growth

 

Property

Lot 32 DP 866117

761 Cowpasture Road, Green Valley

Owner

NT Satar Management Pty Ltd

Applicant

Vesta Homes Pty Ltd

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council has received and considered a development application DA-364/2014, proposing a Torrens title subdivision of Lot 32 DP 866117 into 16 residential lots, associated road and footpath construction, landscaping and tree removal at 761 Cowpasture Road, Green Valley. The application was lodged on 2 May 2014.

 

This application was referred to the 23 March 2015 meeting of the Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP) as the development seeks to vary Clause 7.13 of the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan (LLEP) 2008 which requires a 10 metre minimum lot width. The proposed lot width at its narrowest point is 4.05 metres, representing a variation of 59%.

 

The IHAP recommendation was to approve the development application subject to conditions of consent.

 

It is noted that amended conditions of consent are attached which include additional conditions of consent relating to the management of contamination on the subject site, following the receipt of a Stage 2 contamination report. The Stage 2 report was lodged prior to the IHAP meeting, however was not able to be included in the IHAP report as it was received subsequent to the final IHAP report deadline. On this basis, the Council officer’s IHAP report made the following recommendation:

 

That Council approves DA-364/2014 subject to the recommended conditions of consent and the submission of a Stage 2 contamination report and any further conditions as a result. 

 

The Stage 2 contamination report was reviewed by Council’s Environmental Health officer who raised no objection to the proposal subject to conditions of consent. Accordingly, amended recommended conditions of consent are attached.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approves Development Application DA-364/2014, subject to the amended recommended conditions of consent attached.

 

 

Background

 

Council has received and considered a development application DA-364/2014 proposing a Torrens title subdivision of Lot 32 DP 866117 into 16 residential lots, associated road and footpath construction, landscaping and tree removal at 761 Cowpasture Road, Green Valley.

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the endorsed IHAP Charter and Procedure, the proposal was referred to the IHAP for consideration as the proposed development includes a request to vary a development standard in excess of 10%, pursuant to Clause 4.6 of the LLEP 2008.

 

The application is accompanied by a written request to vary Clause 7.13 of the LLEP 2008 which prescribes the minimum lot width for subdivision in Zones R1, R2, R3 and R4. A minimum lot width of 10m for each proposed lot applies to the site. The application proposes a minimum lot width of 4.05m for Lots 11 and 12.

 

The Site

 

The subject site is described as Lot 32 DP 866117 and is located at 761 Cowpasture Road, Green Valley. The subject site is 8,332m2 in size and is currently vacant. The remaining boundaries to the east and west are bordered by existing residential dwellings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An aerial map of the site is provided in Figure 1 below.

Subject Site

 

Figure 1: Aerial image of the subject site.

 

The subject site is located in an established residential area within Green Valley which is characterised by low density residential development.

 

Figure 2: Aerial image of the subject site and wider locality.

 

details of the proposal

 

The development application proposes a Torrens title subdivision of Lot 32 DP 866117 into 16 residential lots, associated road and footpath construction, landscaping and tree removal.

 

The application is accompanied by a written request, pursuant to Clause 4.6 of the LLEP 2008, to vary Clause 7.13 of the LLEP 2008, which prescribes the minimum lot width in Zones R1, R2, R3 and R4. 

 

An extract of the proposed subdivision plan is provided in Figure 3 below. 

 

Figure 3: Proposed subdivision layout

 

the issues

 

The key issue identified with respect to the proposal relates to the variation to the minimum lot width required by Clause 7.13 of the LLEP.

 

Proposed Lots 11 and 12 fails to comply with Clause 7.13, which states that the width of any lot, resulting from a subdivision of land, that is not subject of a development application for residential development, must not be less than 10 meters except in the instance where the lot resulting from a subdivision of land is a battle-axe.

 

The application is not subject to residential development. Proposed Lots 11 and 12 propose a minimum lot width of 4.05m, representing a variation of 59%.

 

Consequently, the applicant has submitted a written request seeking a variation to the minimum lot width control as prescribed by Clause 7.13(3) LLEP.

 

The objectives of Clause 4.6 of the LLEP are as follows:

 

(a)     “to provide an appropriate degree of flexibility in applying certain development         standards to particular development,

 

(b)     to achieve better outcomes for and from development by allowing flexibility in         particular circumstances.”

 

Clause 4.6 (3) prescribes:

 

          Development consent must not be granted for development that contravenes a      development standard unless the consent authority has considered a written request     from the applicant that seeks to justify the contravention of the development standard       by demonstrating:

 

          (a)     that compliance with the development standard is unreasonable or unnecessary             in the circumstances of the case, and

 

          (b)     that there are sufficient environmental planning grounds to justify contravening                 the development standard.”

The applicant has provided justification for the departure to the development standard as follows:

 

·    Clause 7.13(3) of the LEP contains a minimum lot width of 10m for allotments with a street frontage. Lots 11 and 12 of the plan of subdivision adjoin the cul-de-sac and have a total (arc) frontage of 13.9m – 16.15m to the cul-de-sac with a width of 12m for the majority of the lot, narrowing to 4.5m to accommodate the cul-de-sac.

 

·    The proposal does not detract from the stated objectives, noting the proposed allotments remain of a size and shape accommodating residential development without unreasonably affecting residential amenity- including the irregular allotments. The allotments are all appropriately sized and dimensioned to permit residential dwellings consistent with the planning controls in the Liverpool LEP 2008 and Liverpool DCP.

 

·    The technical variation to the minimum lot width development standard for Lots 11 and 12 is acceptable in the circumstances of this case and compliance with the development standard is considered unreasonable and unnecessary based on the following:

 

·    The variation to the 10m allotment width is at the front portion of the allotments adjoining the cul-de-sac, noting the majority of the allotment and portion accommodating the built form is 12m in width.

 

·    The lots (Lot 11 and 12) are 367.8m2 – 386.8m2 meeting the minimum site area requirement of 300m2 contained in clause 4.1 of the LEP.

 

·    The majority of the Lots 11 and 12 including the area accommodating the built form is 12m in width.

 

·    The concept plan for Lot 11 confirms that a residential development on the allotments can be accommodated to meet the development controls contained in Part 3.5 of the Liverpool DCP including setbacks, landscape area and open space, and parking.

 

The applicant in their submission has requested that Council give consideration to the variation to the minimum lot width by demonstrating that in the circumstances of this case, a suitable development is still achieved despite the variation. The submission demonstrates that on the basis of environmental planning grounds, strict compliance is unnecessary given the circumstance of this case.

 

Although the proposed development does not adhere to strict compliance with the minimum lot width, it satisfies the objectives of the clause.

 

The following comments are provided in relation to how the proposed development satisfies the objectives of Clause 7.13:

 

(1)    The objective of this clause is to ensure that lot dimensions are able to accommodate residential development that is suitable for its purpose and is consistent with relevant development controls.

 

It is considered that the proposed 4.05 metre frontage to lots 11 and 12 is still able to accommodate a residential development with adequate open space and access to the street; while maintaining compliance with relevant controls given the size of the lots and the majority of the lot width measuring in excess of 10 metres.

 

Having regard to the above, it is considered that strict compliance with Clause 7.13 (3) is unreasonable and unnecessary in this instance.

 

Independent Hearing and assessment panel

 

At their meeting on 23 March 2015 IHAP made the following recommendation:

 

The Panel recommends that DA-364/2014 for a a Torrens title subdivision of Lot 32 DP 866117 into 16 residential lots, associated road and footpath construction, landscaping and tree removal at Lot 32 DP 866117 761 Cowpasture Road, Green Valley be approved subject to conditions attached to the Council officer’s report.

 

Conclusion

 

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

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Enhance the environmental performance of buildings and homes.

Environmental and Sustainability

Enhance the environmental performance of buildings and homes.


Social and Cultural

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


Civic Leadership and Governance

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Applicant and Land Owner DetailsView (Under separate cover)

2.         IHAP report View (Under separate cover)

3.         IHAP recommendation View (Under separate cover)

4.         Amended recommended conditions of consentView (Under separate cover)  


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IHAP 02

DA-48/2014 - Construction and operation of a motel development with associated at-grade and basement car parking and signage

 

Strategic Direction

Liveable Safe City

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

Key Policy

Urban Development Plans

File Ref

072862.2015

Report By

George Nehme - Senior Development Planner

Approved By

Toni Averay - Director Planning & Growth

 

Property

654A and 654B Hume Highway Casula (Lots 1 and 2 DP 1122900)

Owner

Destiny (NSW) Pty Ltd

Applicant

Mr F AL Hazzouri

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council has received and considered a development application DA-48/2014, proposing the construction and operation of a motel development with associated at-grade and basement car parking and signage at 654A and 654B Hume Highway, Casula (Lots 1 and 2 DP 1122900). The application was lodged on 30 January 2014.

 

This application was referred to the 23 March 2015 meeting of the Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP) as the development seeks to vary Clause 7.15 of the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan (LLEP) 2008 which requires a minimum 90 metre building street frontage in a B6 Enterprise Corridor Zone. The existing development site frontage is 18.3m, representing a variation of 79.6% to the development standard.

 

The application was also referred to the 23 March 2015 IHAP meeting as Council has received five unresolved submissions objecting to the application. The key issues raised in the submissions relate to, privacy, emissions and noise from the carpark, bin location, overshadowing, noise during construction, excessive height, excessive density and insufficient open space.

 

The IHAP recommendation was to approve the development application subject to an amendment to Condition 1a and the addition of Condition 1e to the recommended conditions of consent as contained within the Council Officer’s IHAP report attached.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council that Council approves Development Application DA-48/2014 subject to the recommended amended conditions of consent attached.

 

 

Background

 

Council has received and considered a development application DA-48/2014 proposing the construction and operation of a motel development with associated at-grade and basement car parking and signage at 654A and 654B Hume Highway, Casula (Lots 1 and 2 DP 1122900)

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the endorsed Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP) Charter and Procedure, the proposal was referred to the IHAP for consideration as the proposed development includes a request to vary a development standard in excess of 10% pursuant to Clause 4.6 of the LLEP 2008.

 

The application is accompanied by a written request to vary Clause 7.15 of the LLEP 2008 which requires a minimum 90 metre building street frontage in a B6 Enterprise Corridor Zone. The subject site frontage has a site frontage of 18.3m, representing a variation of 79.6%.

 

The application has received five unresolved objections. The key issues raised in the submissions relate to, privacy, emissions and noise from the carpark, bin location, overshadowing, noise during construction, excessive height, excessive density and insufficient open space.

 

The Site

 

The site is identified as 654A and 654B Hume Highway, Casula, with a legal description of Lots 1 and 2 in DP 1122900. The site is a regular shaped allotment located on the southern side of the Hume Highway. The subject site has a frontage of 18.3m fronting the Hume Highway. The total site area equates to 919.6m². The site also has a significant slope from north to south of approximately 6m. Currently the subject site is vacant.

 

 

 

 

 

An aerial map of the site is provided in Figure 1 below.

 

Figure 1: Aerial Photograph

 

The context of the area is characterised by a mixture of commercial, and low to medium scale residential development.

 

·    Directly to the east of the development is an existing multi-dwelling housing development. Located further east from the development site is an existing service station.

·    Directly to the west of the site is a detached two storey dwelling house. Located further west of the subject site is an existing commercial premises used for the purpose of hiring out construction vehicles and equipment.

·    Located north of the development site across the Hume Highway is a large commercial complex containing a variety of large scale commercial premises, bulky goods premises and food and drink premises.

·    Located south of the development site are a variety of low density detached single and two storey dwellings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A locality map is provided in Figure 2 below.

 

Figure 2: Locality Map

 

details of the proposal

 

The application seeks consent for the construction and operation of a 26 room motel development over three storeys with associated at-grade and 2 levels of basement car parking and signage.

 

Specific details of the proposal are as follows:

 

1)   The ground floor includes the motel reception area and lounge at the front of the building along with staff facilities, office and storage room. There are 9 rooms at the ground floor and rooms 1-7 have balconies. There are 3 parking spaces forward of the building line at grade fronting the Hume Highway.

2)   The first and second floors of the Motel contain a total of 17 rooms and there are communal lounge areas at the front of the building at each level.                                                                                            

3)   The proposal contains 2 levels of basement car parking with a total of 29 parking spaces including 3 accessible parking spaces with a shared zone. The upper level basement contains a garbage storage area and a loading space at the lower basement level. The basement is accessed via a proposed 6m driveway off the Hume Highway.

4)   The motel operations are detailed as follows;

 

a)   There will be 2 full-time staff members including a Motel Manager and reception/administration staff.

b)   The standard office hours of operation will be 7am – 7pm seven days per week. On-line bookings may be made outside these times and the Manager will be available for emergencies by telephone.

c)   The cleaning of the Motel rooms and common areas will be undertaken by a cleaning contractor. The washing of bed linen and towels will also be contracted to a commercial contactor. The rooms will be cleaned on a daily basis, together with the collection/return of linen and towels. The linen and towels will be collected with a small rigid vehicle using the allocated loading area at the lower level basement. Other than the loading area, the applicant has proposed an extra 2 car spaces within the basement that could cater for the cleaning staff.

 

An extract of the proposed site/ground floor plan is provided in Figure 3 below. 

 

Figure 3: Ground Floor/Site Plan

 

the issues

 

Variation to Clause 7.15 – Minimum Building Street Frontage in Zone B6

 

The key issues identified with respect to the application relate to the Clause 4.6 variation to the minimum building street frontage control under Clause 7.15 of the LLEP 2008. The extent of the variation proposed equates to 79.6%.

 

Clause 7.15(2) of the LLEP 2008 states;

 

Development consent must not be granted to the erection of a new building or to an addition to an existing building on land in Zone B6 Enterprise Corridor unless any frontage of the site to a classified road is at least:

 

(a)       90 metres, or

(b)       if the site also fronts a road other than the classified road, 30 metres.

 

The subject allotment has an existing frontage to the Hume Highway of 18.3m and therefore fails to comply with the requirements of Clause 7.15(2). The extent of the variation is 79.6%

 

Consequently, pursuant to Clause 4.6 of the LLEP 2008 the applicant has submitted a written request seeking a variation to the minimum building street frontage, as prescribed by clause 7.15(2).

 

The objectives of Clause 4.6 are as follows:

 

(a)   “to provide an appropriate degree of flexibility in applying certain development standards to particular development,

(b)   to achieve better outcomes for and from development by allowing flexibility in particular circumstances.”

 

Clause 4.6(3) prescribes:

 

“Development consent must not be granted for development that contravenes a development standard unless the consent authority has considered a written request from the applicant that seeks to justify the contravention of the development standard by demonstrating:

 

(a)   that compliance with the development standard is unreasonable or unnecessary in the circumstances of the case, and

(b)    that there are sufficient environmental planning grounds to justify contravening the development standard.”

 

The applicant has provided justification for the departure to the development standard which is summarised as follows:

 

The proposed development meets the objectives of the street frontage development standard based on the following assessment:

 

·    The development proposal has been designed with a two-way driveway access at the front boundary to ensure vehicles do not unreasonably impact on traffic flows on the Hume Highway.

·    The driveway has adequate separation to the driveway to 650-652 Hume Highway (multi-dwelling housing development) and adjoins the driveway for the dwelling house at 656 Hume Highway. The proposed driveway will not conflict with vehicle movements from the dwelling house with good sight lines maintained.

·    The Motel development has been designed to be compatible with the residential land use of the adjoining properties with a commercial presence consistent with the objectives of the B6 – Enterprise Corridor zone.

·    The subject site is an existing vacant parcel of land adjoining a multi-dwelling housing development and new dwelling house. Formal correspondence was made with 656 Hume Highway by registered mail seeking confirmation of amalgamation with the adjoining property. There has been no response to consolidate the sites for development and the development application is made for the existing vacant parcels of land.

·    The consolidation with 656 Hume Highway would not achieve 90m frontage and the development of the existing vacant parcel of land is an orderly and economic development of the land.

·    The development proposal has been designed with a 6m wide driveway allowing for two-way traffic movements from the site to the Hume Highway. The driveway design is supported in the Traffic and Parking Statement prepared by Hemanote Consulting.

·    The form and scale of development on the vacant parcel of land is compatible with the adjoining land uses and has been designed to ensure there is minimal impact on the adjoining properties in the B6 – Enterprise Corridor Zone.

·    The development proposal has been designed to meet the height, floor space ratio, setback (minor variation front setback) and parking controls contained in the Liverpool LEP 2008 and DCP confirming the site can accommodate a Motel development.

·    The proposed Motel development ensures the site has a commercial frontage to the Hume Highway consistent with the objectives of the B6 – Enterprise Corridor Zone.

 

The following comments are offered in response to the variation sought to Clause 7.15:

 

1)   The development site is bordered by an existing multi-dwelling development to the east and a two storey dwelling house to the west. Refer to figure 10 below. Both these developments are in fairly good condition and requesting demolition of these development and enforcing consolidation to achieve the required 90m frontage as stipulated by Clause 7.15 would be unreasonable and counter-productive in this instance.

2)   If consolidation with the adjoining sites to the east and west (i.e. 656 Hume Highway and 652 Hume Highway) was proposed the required 90m frontage would still not be achieved.

3)   The proposed development has demonstrated compliance with all other relevant LLEP 2008 development standards (i.e. FSR and Height).

4)   The proposed development is of an appropriate bulk and scale and has been designed to alleviate privacy impacts through the use of privacy screens and appropriate design methods.

5)   The proposed development is consistent with the intended and desired future character of the B6 Enterprise Corridor Zone.

6)   There are existing commercial developments on surrounding sites fronting the Hume Highway in a B6 zone that do not achieve the required 90m frontage.

7)   The development has been designed to achieve safe and efficient vehicular access and egress from the site.

8)   Councils Traffic Engineers and the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) have reviewed the proposal and have considered it satisfactory.

 

Having regards to the above, the subject site is effectively land-locked and any development on this site would not be possible unless flexibility is shown to the 90m frontage control. The proposed development has demonstrated compliance with FSR and height controls and is considered to be of an appropriate bulk and scale in the locality. The development has been designed to alleviate potential privacy and shadowing impacts on adjoining properties. The proposed Motel is considered to be a suitable form of development having regards to the B6 zoning and is considered a form of development that is consistent with the intended and desired future character of the area. Consequently it is considered that strict compliance with Clause 7.15 Minimum Building Street Frontage in Zone B6 is unreasonable and unnecessary in this instance.

 

 

 

 

Unresolved Objections

 

The other key issues identified with respect to the proposal relate to unresolved objections received to the application. The concerns raised in the submissions relate to, privacy, emissions and noise from the carpark, bin location, overshadowing, noise during construction, excessive height, excessive density and insufficient open space.

 

The proposal was placed on advertising between 5 March 2014 to the 19 March 2014. During the advertising period five submissions were received objecting to the proposal.  The key issues raised in the submissions relate to privacy, emissions and noise from the carpark, bin location, overshadowing, noise during construction, excessive height, excessive density and insufficient open space. Each of the issues are discussed below.

 

ISSUE 1:         Privacy

 

Comment: The proposal has provided louvered privacy screens along the majority of balconies to alleviate any detrimental privacy concerns.

 

Moreover, in consideration of the IHAP’s recommendation, a condition of consent has been imposed requiring the following;

 

·    All balustrades are to be of an opaque material for example, colour backed glass.

·    Sliding screens on balconies should be provided to fully enclose the balconies when extended. Nominally there will be three sliding screens per balcony.

·    The corridor window on the south west elevation is to be frosted glass.

·    The window on the northern elevation to the common lounge rooms on the first and second level should have a sill height of 1.5 metres.

These conditions will alleviate any detrimental privacy impacts on the adjoining properties.

 

ISSUE 2:    Emissions and noise from the car park

 

Comment:           The majority of car parking spaces would be located within a basement with only three car parking spaces located at ground level fronting the Hume Highway. The three parking spaces at ground level are for customers making enquiries. The majority of vehicle movements will be screened by the basement walls from the adjoining properties. The expected level of noise to be generated from the site from normal vehicle movements is considered to acceptable in this instance.

 

Garbage storage areas located within the basement are ventilated in accordance with the relevant Australian Standards. Conditions of consent are included to ensure that rubbish would be collected from the site on a regular basis at a minimum of once per week and not cause a nuisance to adjoining properties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISSUE 3:    Bin Location

 

Comment:          The garbage area is located within the basement and is screened by walls of the basement.

 

The bins for the above proposal will be collected by a commercial contractor. A condition of consent is recommended to ensure that the garbage is collected at regular intervals to prevent the building up of garbage and any detrimental odour impacts on the adjoining properties.

 

ISSUE 4:    Overshadowing

 

Comment:          Given the orientation of the site is predominately a north-south orientation, the proposed Motel will still allow for sufficient solar access to the adjoining properties living areas and private open space. The shadow diagrams provided with the application as shown in Figures 4-6 below demonstrate that the adjoining properties to the east, west and south receive a minimum 3 hours of solar access between 9am and 5pm. Therefore it is considered that sufficient solar access will be maintained to adjoining properties when the development is constructed.

 

Figure 4: Shadows at 9am

 

Figure 5: Shadows at 12 noon

 

 

Figure 6: Shadows at 3pm

 

ISSUE 5:    Noise during Construction

 

Comment:  A standard condition of consent will be imposed to limit the hours of construction to between 7:00am and 5:00pm Monday to Saturday with no work permitted on Sundays and public holidays. These hours of construction are considered acceptable and are within normal business hours.

 

 

 

 

ISSUE 6:    Excessive Height

 

Comment:          The proposed development complies with the maximum 15m height limit that applies to this site under the LLEP 2008.

 

ISSUE 7:    Excessive Density

 

Comment:          There is no limit to the number of rooms in a Motel development provided the proposal is compliant with the maximum floor space ratio (FSR) control that applies to the site. The proposed motel complies with the maximum floor space ratio that applies to the site, which in this instance is 0.75:1.

 

ISSUE 8:    Insufficient Open Space

 

Comment:          There is no requirement for a motel development to provide open space under the LLEP 2008 or the LDCP 2008.

 

Independent Hearing and assessment panel

 

At their meeting on 23 March 2015, IHAP made the following recommendation:

 

The Panel recommends that subject to the amendment of Condition 1a and the addition of Condition 1e, DA-48/2014 for a construction and operation of a motel development with associated at-grade and basement car parking and signage at 654A and 654B Hume Highway, Casula be approved subject to the amended recommended conditions attached to this report.

 

IHAP Recommendations

 

As discussed above the IHAP panel resolved to amend Condition 1a. The amended Condition 1a reads as follows;

 

·    All balustrades are to be of an opaque material for example, colour backed glass.

·    Sliding screens on balconies should be provided to fully enclose the balconies when extended. Nominally there will be three sliding screens per balcony.

·    The corridor window on the south west elevation is to be frosted glass.

·    The window on the northern elevation to the common lounge rooms on the first and second level should have a sill height of 1.5 metres.

 

The intent of the amended condition is to address overlooking of neighbouring properties and to alleviate any privacy concerns

 

Comment: Council has reviewed the above recommendation and considers it satisfactory. As such Condition 1a has been amended accordingly.

 

The IHAP panel has also recommended the addition of Condition 1e. Condition 1e reads as follows;

 

“An 800mm wide garden be provided along the rear boundary of the property with screening plants such as Acmena Smithii ‘goodbye neigbours”.

 

The intent of the condition is to alleviate privacy concerns on adjoining properties.

 

Comment: Council has reviewed this recommendation and cannot support it as it has been advised by Councils Development Engineers that as the entire rear yard of the proposal is to act as an on-site detention basin (OSD) and it is requested that only grass be permitted in this area to allow for the OSD system to operate effectively. Given the above Council cannot support this recommendation.

 

Conclusion

 

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

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Enhance the environmental performance of buildings and homes.

 

Environmental and Sustainability

Enhance the environmental performance of buildings and homes.

 


Social and Cultural

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

 


Civic Leadership and Governance

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Land Owner detailsView (Under separate cover)

2.         IHAP reportView (Under separate cover)

3.         IHAP RecommendationView (Under separate cover)

4.         Revised Conditions of ConsentView (Under separate cover)  


119

Ordinary Meeting 29 April 2015

Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel Report

 

IHAP 03

DA-85/2011/B - Modification pursuant to s96(2) of Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to increase the hours of operation of an existing service station from 6am to 12am midnight (7 days a week) to 24 hours  (7 days a week)

 

Strategic Direction

Vibrant Prosperous City

Assist exiting businesses to grow, innovate and become more competitive

Key Policy

Economic Development Strategy

File Ref

077503.2015

Report By

Shannon Rickersey - Team Leader Development Assessment

Approved By

Toni Averay - Director Planning & Growth

 

Property

Cnr Lot 1, DP 509905

124 Hoxton Park Road, Lurnea

Owner

CH Shop N Save Pty Ltd

Applicant

Mr B Young

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council has received and considered a modification application DA-85/2011/B seeking approval for an extension of operating hours to an existing service station (7 Eleven) located at 124 Hoxton Park Road, Lurnea (Cnr Lot 1, DP 509905). The proposal would amend Consent Condition No. 13 of DA-85/2011, which would change the existing operating hours from 6:00am to 12:00am, 7 days a week, to 24 hour 7 day operation.   The subject application does not propose any other operational changes or any building works. The application was lodged on 17 July 2014.

 

This application was referred to the 23 March 2015 meeting of the Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP) as the development has attracted more than five unresolved submissions objecting to the proposed development.

 

The Council officer’s recommendation was to approve the development for a twelve month trial period. The IHAP recommendation was to approve the development as recommended within the attached IHAP report, subject to modifying conditions in relation to acoustic impact.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the modification application DA-85/2011/B for a trial period of 12 months as outlined in the recommended conditions of consent attached.

 

 

 

Background

 

Council has received and considered a modification application DA-85/2011/B seeking approval for an extension of operating hours at an existing service station (7 Eleven) located at 124 Hoxton Park Road, Lurnea (Cnr Lot 1, DP 509905). The proposal would amend Consent Condition No. 13 of DA-85/2011, which would change the existing operating hours from 6:00am to 12:00am, 7 days a week, to 24 hour 7 day operation.   The subject application does not propose any other operational changes or any building works.

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the endorsed Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP) Charter and Procedure, the proposal was referred to the IHAP for consideration as the proposed development attracted more than five unresolved submissions objecting to the proposed development.

 

 

The Site

 

The site is identified as Cnr Lot 1, DP 509905 and is located at 124 Hoxton Park Road, Lurnea.  The site is a regularly shaped allotment with a primary frontage to Hoxton Park Road and a secondary frontage to Webster Road.

 

The site has a total site area of 1271m2, and contains a service station that was approved by Development Application No. DA-85/2011 on 4 November 2010.  The approved development included three covered and double-sided petrol pumps, air and water facilities, a shop with an attached internal storage facility, signage and 12 car parking spaces.


 

An Aerial map of the site is provided in Figure 1 below:

 

 

Figure 1: Aerial image of the subject site.

 

The subject site is located in an established residential area within Lurnea which is characterised by a mixture of low and medium residential development.  Sites adjoining the

subject site are zoned R4 High Density Residential Zone.

 

Figure 2: The site and surrounding locality.

 


 

details of the proposal

 

The proposed modification seeks to amend Consent Condition No. 13 of DA-85/2011, by changing the existing operating hours from 6:00am to 12:00am, 7 days a week, to 24 hour, 7 day operation.

 

Consent Condition No.13 of DA-85/2011, currently reads as follows:

 

13.       The hours of operation including service vehicle movements are limited to 6.00am to 12.00 midnight seven days a week.

 

The modification seeks changes to this condition such that the service station would have 24 hour, 7 day operations.

 

The subject application does not propose any addition building works nor does it seek to amend any other operational changes.

 

the issues

 

The key issues identified with respect to the proposal relate to the submissions received objecting to the proposal.

 

The impacts of the proposal identified for consideration in terms of the merits of the assessment undertaken include:

·    Acoustic impacts.

·    Safety, including potential impacts of robberies and criminal activity.

·    Parking and traffic impacts.

·    Light spillage.

 

These matters are addressed in the report as follows:

 

Acoustic Impacts

 

The applicant has submitted a supplementary acoustic report to the original report which was provided with DA-85/2011. The supplementary report confirms that the service station has been constructed with acoustic measures as recommended in the original report. The report also describes that the predominant noise source is traffic on Hoxton Park Road.

 

The report concludes that the service station would be able to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and meet the acceptable noise criteria derived from the NSW Environmental Protection Authority Industrial Noise Policy.

 

The acoustic consultant also describes noise measurements that were taken during the operation of the service station from 11:00pm – 12:00am (midnight) on the evening of Monday 15 December 201. The report concludes that the noise emission from the service station meets the acceptable noise criteria.

 

The service station has been operating for a short period of time, and there are no recorded noise complaints at this property. However, the properties within the vicinity of the subject site that front Hoxton Park Road, including adjoining properties to the south and west are within the R4 Zone, whereby residential flat buildings, up to a height of 12m may be constructed, thus the existing acoustic wall may not be sufficient to address acoustic impacts to dwellings above the height of the acoustic wall. This is particularly pertinent given that both the original and supplementary acoustic reports were informed by measurements undertaken at No.3 Webster Road, which is currently single storey only. It is likely that measurements were taken at a height lower than the top of the acoustic wall.

 

Notwithstanding, it is also relevant that the properties fronting Hoxton Park Road will be subject to Clause 102 of State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007, which requires the consent authority to consider acoustic impacts to bedrooms between 10pm and 7am on roads with traffic volumes such as that provided at this section of Hoxton Park Road. Any acoustic treatment provided to apartments that seek to meet the aims of this requirement, will also likely ensure that that the acoustic impacts from the service station are acceptable, particularly as the acoustic report has noted that the primary noise source in the locality is traffic on Hoxton Park Road.

 

Safety/crime impacts

 

This application was referred to the NSW Police who indicated that the proposal was satisfactory. Condition 69 of the original Development Consent requires various security and crime prevention measures to be implemented on the site. In addition the applicant has provided a Plan of Management (POM) which seeks to address any Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) and security impacts from the proposal. The Development Consent has been amended to require compliance with this POM.

 

Parking and traffic impacts on Webster Road and Hoxton Park Road (turning left on to Webster Road).

 

There is unlikely to be any significant parking and traffic impacts arising from the existing operations being carried out from the proposed additional operating hours of 12:00am to 6:00am. These concerns most likely relate to the existing operations during morning and afternoon peaks, and the proposed extended operating hours are unlikely to further increase the impact on traffic during peak periods.

 

Lighting

 

Condition 64 and 127 of the original consent requires the following:

 

64.       Details of all lighting are to be provided to the PCA prior to issue of a Construction Certificate. Lighting is to be provided and positioned to avoid light spill onto adjoining properties and incorporate full cut-off shielding and is to be mounted so as to not cause any glare or spill over light nuisance within the development or to neighbouring properties or road users. Any lighting within the car parking area is to be provided at the minimum level of illumination necessary for safe operation in accordance with AS4282 “control of obtrusive effects of outdoor lighting”.

 

127.     The outdoor lighting system across the car parking area is to be installed in accordance with AS4282 “control of obtrusive effects of outdoor lighting” and is to be the minimum level of illumination necessary for safe operation. A compliance certificate or equivalent is to be issued by an appropriately qualified person to certify that the lighting system has been designed and installed in accordance with AS4282.

 

These conditions are satisfactory to address the 24 hour operation of the premises.

 

Submissions

 

In accordance with the LDCP 2008, the application was advertised for 16 days from 1 October 2014 to 17 October 2014. During the advertising period, eight submissions were received objecting to the proposal.  In addition to the issues addressed above, the following additional matters were raised in the submissions:

 

·    Pollution and dust.

·    Impact to property values.

 

These issues were addressed within the report as follows:

 

Pollution and dust.

 

There is no evidence to suggest that the proposed extended operating hours will present undue adverse impact on pollution or dust, particularly as the property currently fronts an arterial road with high traffic volumes.

 

Impact to property values.

 

There is no evidence to suggest that the proposed extended operating hours will impact on neighbouring property values. The most likely impacts would be those related to the other issues raised within the submissions, i.e. noise, traffic and pollution.

 

Upon consideration of the issues raised in the assessment of the proposal and the submissions raised objecting to the proposal, it is considered a that a 12 month trial period of 24 hour trading be imposed to enable the applicant to demonstrate that the proposal is acceptable on a permanent basis. This will require a modification to be lodged in the future, either seeking 24 hour operations on a permanent basis, or an extended trial period. It is also recommended that a supplementary acoustic report be submitted with a future modification which provides more comprehensive acoustic testing, and outlines the impacts to permissible residential flat buildings on neighbouring properties.

 

This condition is recommended to recognise that residential uses are in close proximity to the approved service station. The trial period will also enable the operation and the PoM to be monitored and amended if required. The imposition of a trial period as a condition of consent is consistent with the Section 80A(10B) of the Act.

 

Independent Hearing and assessment panel

 

At their meeting on 23 March 2015, IHAP made the following recommendation:

 

The Panel supported the recommendations in the Council officer’s (report), subject to modifying conditions in relation to acoustic impact.

 

It would appear that the panel requests an additional acoustic report be prepared assessing the potential impact of the proposal on permissible development on adjoining land to a height of 12 metres for residential use prior to consent being issued for the application.

 

As stated above, it is preferred that a trial period of consent be issued to enable further acoustic modelling be prepared and for the other impacts of the proposal to be assessed on a trial basis, rather than issuing a final consent for 24 hour trading.  On this basis, the recommendation for a trial period of consent is still maintained.

 

Conclusion

 

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

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Facilitate economic development.

Environmental and Sustainability

Manage air, water, noise and chemical pollution.


Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership and Governance

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Land Owner DetailsView (Under separate cover)

2.         IHAP ReportView (Under separate cover)

3.         IHAP RecommendationView (Under separate cover)      


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Chief Financial Officer

 

CFO 01

Investment Report March 2015

 

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

078830.2015

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 31st March 2015, Council held investments with a market value of $166.2 million. The portfolio yield for twelve months ended was 3.94 per cent exceeding the benchmark of 2.72 per cent by 122 basis points for the same period.

 

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 March 2015, Council held investments with a market value of $166.2 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

$120.0 million

Cash at Call & in Bank

$18.1 million

31 Days’ Notice account

$5.0 million

Debt securities, Bonds & FRN’s

$23.1 million

Total

$166.2 million

 

As at the end of March 2015, the ratio of market value compared to face value of various debt securities is shown in the table below.

 

Asset Class

Mar-15

Jun-14

Senior Debts (FRN's)

100.4 %

 101.48%

MBS (Reverse Mortgage Backed Securities)

  65.41 %

  60.14%

Total

  96.06%

  91.64%

 

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

 

Market Value of Investment by Issuer

Issuer

Market Value

% Total Value

Credit Rating

Institutional Policy Limit

AMP Bank Ltd

9,909,275

5.96%

A-1

35%

Bananacoast Community Credit Union Ltd

4,000,000

2.41%

Unrated

5%

Bank of Queensland Ltd

32,010,080

19.26%

A-2

25%

Bank of Sydney Ltd

3,000,000

1.81%

Unrated

5%

Issuer

Market Value

% Total Value

Credit Rating

Institutional Policy Limit

Bendigo & Adelaide Bank Ltd

3,021,230

1.82%

AA

35%

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Ltd

17,194,318

10.35%

AA

35%

Credit Union Australia Ltd

4,009,200

2.41%

BBB

15%

Emerald Reverse Mortgage Trust - Class A

1,189,794

0.72%

AAA

45%

Emerald Reverse Mortgage Trust - Class  C

779,435

0.47%

A

25%

Members Equity Bank Ltd

6,017,350

3.62%

BBB

15%

MyState Bank Ltd

2,000,000

1.20%

A-2

25%

National Australia Bank Ltd

39,000,000

23.47%

AA

35%

Newcastle Permanent Building Society Ltd

6,018,900

3.62%

BBB

15%

P&N Bank Ltd

11,000,000

6.62%

A-2

25%

Police Bank Ltd

3,003,490

1.81%

A-2

25%

Rabobank Australia Ltd

9,000,000

5.42%

A-1

35%

SGE Mutual Ltd trading as G&C Mutual Bank

1,000,000

0.60%

Unrated

5%

St George Bank Limited

2,000,000

1.20%

AA

35%

Suncorp-Metway Ltd

2,010,520

1.21%

A-1

35%

Teachers Mutual Bank Ltd

2,005,940

1.21%

BBB

15%

Westpac Banking Corporation Ltd

8,000,000

4.81%

AA

35%

Portfolio Total

166,169,532

100.00%

 

 

 

 Market Value of Investment by Credit Rating Category

Short Term Security Rating Group

Market Value

% Value

Policy Limit

A1+

46,194,318

27.80%

100%

A1

18,909,275

11.38%

100%

A2

50,000,000

30.09%

60%

N/R

8,000,000

4.81%

25%

Portfolio Total

123,103,593

74.08%

 

Long Term Security Rating Group

Market Value

% Value

Policy Limit

AAA

1,189,794

0.72%

100%

AA+ to AA-

22,002,860

13.24%

100%

A+ to A-

5,818,405

3.50%

60%

BBB+ to BBB-

14,054,880

8.46%

50%

Portfolio Total

43,065,939

25.92%

 

Total Investment Portfolio

166,169,532

100.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portfolio Maturity Profile

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

 

 

Portfolio Performance

 

Council’s investment portfolio yield for the 12 months ended 31 March 2015 was 3.94 per cent which exceeded benchmark of 2.72 per cent by 122 basis points for the same period. Return on investments is expected to gradually decrease as old investments in Council’s portfolio mature and replaced with investments yielding lower returns. Comparative yields for the previous months are charted below:

 

 

 

 

 

During the month, Council sold its Westpac senior fixed bond before maturity date in February 2017 realising a capital gain of $66,703. The details of this transaction are shown below.

 

 

The year to date realised capital gains from trading debt securities is $134k. Council is in continuous discussion with its investment Adviser, CPG Research & Advisory, to evaluate capital gains and other opportunities as they occur.

 

Council replaced the fixed bond sold this month  with the purchase of a $1 million Floating Rate Note issued by Bank of China ,paying a margin of 125 basis points over 90 days Bank Bill Swap rate. Bank of China is a foreign subsidiary “A” rated bank listed as an Authorised Deposit Institution by the banking regulator APRA.

 

Foreign banks subsidiaries are incorporated in Australia must hold capital locally and are subject to the same prudential standards and supervision as Australian-owned banks.

 

Investment Portfolio at a Glance

 

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

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The portfolio yield for 12 month ended is 122 basis points above the benchmark for the same period (3.94% against 2.72%).

Annual Income vs. Budget

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Council’s investment interest income is $211k above the revised year to date budget. This result is made up of $79k for the General Fund and $132k for the Externally Restricted Funds and excludes $134k realized capital gains.

 

Investment Policy Compliance

 

Legislative Requirements

 

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Fully Compliant.

Portfolio Credit Rating Limit

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Fully Compliant.

 

Institutional Exposure Limits

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Fully Compliant.

Term to Maturity Limits

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Fully Compliant.

 

Economic Outlook – Reserve Bank of Australia

 

At its April 2015 meeting, the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.25 per cent. A statement released on 7 April 2015 by Glenn Stevens, Governor of the RBA commenting on the central bank decision is attached to this report.

 

Returns on Term Deposits have significantly dropped in anticipation of future RBA rate cuts. The return on longer term deposits (> 3years) is currently at 3.1 to 3.3 percent per annum ; over medium term (2 to 3 years to maturity) 2.9 to 3.1 per cent per annum and short term deposits rate (less than one year to maturity) is ranging from 2.25 percent for 30 days to 2.9 percent for one year.

 

To maintain short term liquidity buffer whilst maximising returns, Council invested $5 million in a 31 days’ notice account with AMP Bank paying 2.95%. As the name of the account implies, funds deposited can be withdrawn in 31 days from notice date.

 

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

Council’s investment interest income is $211k above the revised year to date budget. This result is made up of $79k for the General Fund and $132k for the Externally Restricted Funds and excludes $134k realised capital gains.

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.         Media Release Reserve Bank of Australia April 2015View

2.         Investment Detail Report March 2015View

3.         Performance Graphs Actual to Budget Ytd March 2015View  


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Investment Report March 2015

Attachment 1

Media Release Reserve Bank of Australia April 2015

 


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Investment Report March 2015

Attachment 2

Investment Detail Report March 2015

 


 


 


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Investment Report March 2015

Attachment 3

Performance Graphs Actual to Budget Ytd March 2015

 


137

Ordinary Meeting 29 April 2015

Chief Financial Officer

 

CFO 02

Civic Awards Policy

 

Strategic Direction

Proud Engaged City

Strengthen and celebrate Liverpool’s unique community identity

Key Policy

Community Engagement Policy

File Ref

083139.2015

Report By

George Georgakis - Manager Council and Executive Services

Approved By

Gary Grantham - Chief Financial Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

At its meeting on 16 December 2014, Council resolved to establish a Civic Advisory Committee to replace the Order of Liverpool Awards Committee and the Australia Day Awards Recipients Committee. Council also resolved that a draft Charter for the new Committee be prepared.

 

At the meeting on 25 February 2015, the Civic Advisory Committee Charter was submitted to Council and Council adopted the Charter, together with minor amendments which were made to the Australia Day Awards Recipients Policy and the Order of Liverpool Awards Policy.

 

At the 25 February 2015 meeting, Council also resolved that staff investigate merging the three policies into one policy and report back to Council.

 

A Civic Awards Policy has now been developed which incorporates the contents of both the Australia Day Awards Recipients Policy and the Order of Liverpool Awards Policy. As the Civic Advisory Committee is involved in assessing the nominations of both Awards, the Civic Advisory Committee Charter is included in the Civic Award Policy as Annexure A. In addition, staff have reviewed and updated the Civic and Ceremonial Functions and Representation Policy which is also relevant to the work of the Civic Advisory Committee and the contents of that document is included in the Civic Awards Policy in part C.  

 

Further, a Cultural and Arts category has been added to the Australia Day Awards in accordance with a resolution of Council from October 2014.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council Adopt the Civic Awards Policy attached to the report which incorporates the contents of the Australia Day Awards, the Order of Liverpool Awards and the Civic and Ceremonial Functions and Representation and includes the Civic Advisory Committee Charter (as Annexure A).

 

 

 

REPORT

 

At its meeting on 25 February 2015, Council resolved:

 

That Council:

 

1.   Notes this report.

 

2.   Adopts the Civic Advisory Committee Charter and amended Australia Day Awards Recipients Policy and the amended Order of Liverpool Awards Policy, as attached to the report, with section 7.3a to read:

 

       7.3.a “Former Mayors and Councillors of Council (as observers only)”

 

3.   Notes that expressions of interest for community members are being invited with a view to holding the first Committee meeting in March 2015.

 

4.   Investigate merging the three policies into one policy and report back to Council.

 

A Civic Awards Policy has been developed which incorporates the contents of both the Australia Day Awards Recipients Policy and the Order of Liverpool Awards Policy. As the Civic Advisory Committee is involved in assessing the nominations of both Awards, the Civic Advisory Committee Charter is included in the Civic Awards Policy as Annexure A. In addition, staff have reviewed and updated the Civic and Ceremonial Functions and Representation Policy which is also relevant to the work of the Civic Advisory Committee and the contents of that document is included in the Civic Awards Policy in part C.   

 

It should be noted that the Civic Advisory Committee held its first meeting on 31 March 2015. The minutes and recommendations from that meeting have been submitted (in a separate report) to this Council meeting for adoption.

 

One of the recommendations of the Committee is that Council change the status of former Mayors and former Councillors on the Committee from observers to voting members. As the Committee does not have delegation and its minutes are submitted to Council for adoption, the suggested change is supported. If the minutes and recommendation of the Civic Advisory Committee are supported and adopted, the Civic Advisory Committee Charter will be updated to reflect the change of former Mayors and former Councillors (from observers to voting members).

 

Further, in adopting the Australia Day Awards Recipients Policy in October 2014, Council  resolved that officers prepare a report to establish a category for a Cultural and Arts Award in 2016.

 

In accordance with the above resolution, it’s proposed to include a Cultural and Arts Award category from 2016 with the following wording:

 

“This award recognises the work of an individual, group or organisation that has devoted time, energy and passion to the arts and culture in the City of Liverpool. This contribution can occur in the year prior to the award being presented or as recognition of a longstanding commitment or service to the arts and culture in the City of Liverpool.”

 

The Cultural and Arts Award category and above wording has been included in the attached Policy.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Facilitate the development of new tourism based on local attractions, culture and creative industries.

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

Foster neighbourhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

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

Deliver services that are customer focused.

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Civic Awards Policy (which includes the "Civic Advisory Committee Charter" as an Annexure A to the Policy) View (Under separate cover)  


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Chief Financial Officer

 

CFO 03

2015-16 Operational Plan and Budget -  Proposed new fees and charges

 

Strategic Direction

Leading Proactive Council

Position Council as an industry leader, delivering best practice and innovation

Key Policy

Long-Term Financial Plan

File Ref

086684.2015

Report By

Miles Carter - Project Officer - Strategy and Performance

Approved By

Gary Grantham - Chief Financial Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The Local Government Act requires all proposed fees and charges to be placed on public exhibition for a period of 28 days before adoption by Council.

 

This report recommends several changes to the Draft Revenue Pricing Policy (Fees and Charges) 2015-16 which is currently on public exhibition.

 

A summary of the proposed fees is outlined below:

 

Item

Proposed Fee

Minor planning proposals (simple proposals)

 

First meeting - $600

Second and subsequent meetings - $250

 

Major planning proposals (proposals involving complex issues)

 

First meeting - $1,100

Second and subsequent meetings - $450

 

Heavy Vehicles Local Roads Permit

$70.00 per vehicle

 

Whitlam Leisure Centre - PrYme Membership (Over 50’s)”

$10.00 per week for holders of a Seniors or DVA card

 

If endorsed by Council, the fees will be placed on public exhibition to allow for feedback.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Approves the following fees to be placed on Public Exhibition:

 

Item

Proposed Fee

Minor planning proposals (simple proposals)

 

First meeting - $600

Second and subsequent meetings - $250

 

Major planning proposals (proposals involving complex issues)

 

First meeting - $1,100

Second and subsequent meetings - $450

 

Heavy Vehicles Local Roads Permit

$70.00 per vehicle

 

Whitlam Leisure Centre - PrYme Membership (Over 50’s)”

$10.00 per week for holders of a Seniors or DVA card

 

2.       Receives a further report following the exhibition process which outlines any submissions made/public feedback.

 

 

REPORT

 

At the March Council meeting, Council resolved to place the draft 2013-17 Delivery Program and 2015-16 Operational Plan (including Revenue Pricing Policy) on public exhibition. The exhibition period for the current document ends on 28 April 2015.

 

During the exhibition period, staff recommended several changes to the Revenue Pricing Policy (fees and charges). It is proposed that these fees and charges be placed on public exhibition for 28 days to allow for public comments and submissions. The proposed changes will not materially impact on the 2015/16 Budget and details are as follows:

 

Pre-planning proposal meeting fees

 

Item

Proposed Fee

Minor planning proposals (simple proposals)

 

First meeting - $600

Second and subsequent meetings - $250

 

Major planning proposals (proposals involving complex issues)

 

First meeting - $1,100

Second and subsequent meetings - $450

 

 

It is proposed to introduce this fee to cover the cost of Council’s assistance and advice provided to developers and land owners seeking preliminary advice regarding planning proposals

 

Currently, Council officers are approached regularly to meet with proponents in the early concept stages of their planning proposal, often involving very complex issues.  These meetings involve a number of senior professional staff. Currently there is no fee to cover the cost to Council of officer preparation and meeting time. Often several meetings are held as the applicant develops detailed plans and prepares technical and planning studies to support the proposal. 

 

These meetings are valuable for applicants as they are able to structure their proposals to address key issues and any concerns identified by Council officers, and progress the relevant supporting studies. 

 

It is considered appropriate to continue to offer this service, but a fee should apply in order to maintain consistency across Council services. Currently, Council charges a fee for pre-lodgment meetings with applicants regarding proposed development applications. The proposed fee will better streamline Council’s fee structure.

 

Heavy Vehicles Local Roads Permit

 

The operation of heavy vehicles is regulated under the Heavy Vehicle National Law and National Regulations by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).

 

Applications for heavy vehicle permits that involve the use of local roads in the Liverpool area are referred to Council for assessment. The NHVR has advised that councils are permitted to charge a fee of $70.00 per vehicle to cover administrative costs associated with the application process. It is recommended to commence charging this fee.

 

Seniors’ Fitness Membership Fee

 

Item

Proposed Fee

Whitlam Leisure Centre - PrYme Membership (Over 50’s)”

$10.00 per week for holders of a Seniors or DVA card

 

The YMCA have advised Council that they intend to offer a new reduced membership fee designed to make participation in fitness classes more attractive and affordable to seniors. 

 

Currently seniors wishing to participate in fitness classes at the Whitlam Leisure Centre need to join regular classes.  The YMCA intends to introduce fitness classes specifically for seniors to encourage greater participation by this sector of our community.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

The financial implications for each of the fees and charges have been outlined in the body of this report.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social and Cultural

The proposed Seniors fee is in line with Council’s strategy to support health and wellbeing outcomes in older communities.


Civic Leadership and Governance

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

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

Ensure Fees and Charges are equitable.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil   


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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

003970.2015

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 residents for the Sporting Donations Program and local community organisations for the Community Grants and Corporate Sponsorship.

 

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

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Endorses the Financial Contribution Panel's recommendations for the provision of $5,200 under the Sporting Donations Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant Name

Amount

LeTeine Tikeri

$200

Thea Hayday-King

$200

Darcy Claveria

$500

Tianna Elaya

$300

Alex Brook

$200

Ellesse Carini

$500

Jordan Richardson

$500

Tessa Wong-King

$200

Ash Eastwood

$200

Maverick Maiava

$500

PCYC Liverpool

$1,000

Jonas Dowson

$200

Ali Azhar

$500

Ryan Watson

$500

 

 

2.   Endorses the Financial Contribution Panel's recommendations for the provision of $10,250 under the Community Donations Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant Name

Project Name

Amount

The Junction Works Ltd.                                                                 

SPARKS Experience: Youth Engagement

$5,000

Inspire Community Services Inc.              

Engaging Schools and Community Forum

$1,500

City of Liverpool Meals On Wheels Inc. 

Christmas Hamper Project for Meals On Wheels clients

$3,750

 

 

3.   Endorses the Financial Contributions Panel's recommendations for the provision of $31,900 under the Corporate Sponsorship Program as summarised in the table below. If the recommended amount of $31,900 is endorsed, supplementary funds of $14,336 will need to be allocated from the Council Reserve.

Applicant name

Amount

Vedic Festival Inc

$5,000

Shree Sanatan Dharm Pratinidhi Sabha of Australia

$11,400

Liverpool Domestic Violence Committee – South West Sydney Legal Centre

$5,000

Lau Samoa Council

$5,000

Precedent Productions

$2,500

Pakistani Multicultural Services of Australia

$3,000

 

 

 

REPORT

 

The Donations program has three categories:

 

·    Community Donations (including Community Grants, Small Grants, Men’s Shed One-off Grants School and Youth Donations);

 

·    Sporting Donations; and

 

·    Corporate Sponsorship.

Applications for Sporting Donations, Community Grants and Corporate Sponsorship are accepted on an ongoing basis. Applications are then reviewed by the Financial Contributions Panel (FCP) comprised of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Chief Executive Officer and delegated staff.

 

This report contains the most recent recommendations by the FCP for Sporting Donations, Community Donations and Corporate Sponsorship.

 

Sporting Donations

Council's Sporting Donations Program is available to individuals and sporting teams who live in Liverpool City. Fifteen applications for sporting donations were received by Council. Fourteen applications met the program criteria and were recommended for funding by the Liverpool Sports Committee. The program criteria can be found as an attachment to this report for the reference of Councillors. A summary of the request received and the FCP recommendations are shown in the table below.

 

Applicant Details

Eligibility

Representation

FCP Recommendation

LeTeine Tikeri

Local resident – Green Valley

 

Representing NSW PSSA U12’s Athletic Team at the 2014 Trans-Tasman Championships held in Sydney 18 January 2015.

$200

Thea Hayday-King

Local resident – Hoxton Park

2015

Representing NSW Country U15’s Baseball Team at the 2015 National Championships held in Canberra 12 to 15 January

$200

Darcy Claveria

Local resident – Heckenberg

 

Representing Australia ISKA Karate Team at the 2015 US Open Martial Arts Championships held in Florida 3 and 4 July 2015.

$500

Tianna Elaya

Local resident – Ashcroft

 

 

Representing National Women’s U18’s Ice Hockey Team at the International Series held in Melbourne 11 to 19 December 2014

$300

Alex Brook

Local resident – Wattle Grove

 

Representing NSW U16 Baseball Team at the 2015 National Youth Championships held in Blacktown International Sports Park January 2015

$200

Ellesse Carini

Local resident – Wattle Grove

 

Representing Australia National Youth Ice Hockey Team at the 2015 IIB World Championships held in Serbia 16 to 22 March 2015.

$500

Jordan Richardson

Local resident – Wattle Grove

 

Representing Australia 2015 Women’s Baseball Team at the 2015 Asia Insurance Phoenix Cup held in Hong Kong 16 to 22 March 2015.

$500

Tessa Wong-King

Local resident – Cartwright

 

Representing NSW Ladies Indoor Netball Team at the Indoor Netball Federation of Australia Super nationals 2015 held in Silver Water NSW 2 to 9 May 2015.

$200

Ash Eastwood

Local resident – West Hoxton

 

Representing NSW Ladies Indoor Netball Team at the Indoor Netball Federation of Australia Super nationals 2015 held in Silver Water NSW 2 to 9 May 2015.

$200

Maverick Maiava

Local resident – Prestons

 

Representing Australia ISKA Team at the 2015 ISKA International Tournament held in Orlando 3 and 4 July 2015.

$500

PCYC Liverpool

Local resident – Liverpool

Representing PCYC

Liverpool Gandangara Goanna’s Rugby Team at the Nations of Origin 2015 Tournament held in Raymond Terrace July 2015.

$1,000

Jonas Dowson

Local resident – West Hoxton

 

Local resident – West Hoxton

Representing NSW U15’s Fencing Team at the Australian National Fencing Championships 2015 held in Sydney 4 to 8 July 2015.

$200

Shiu Sharma

Local Resident – Horningsea Park

 

Representing Australian Sanatan Sports at the Sanatan Soccer Championship to be held in Fiji April 2 to April 6, 2015.

Nil

(This is a religious based sporting event and therefore is not fully inclusive or competitive.  The Committee did not accept this as an Australian representative team event).

 

Ali Azhar

Local Resident – Prestons

 

 

Representing the Australia International Sport Karate Association at the US Open Martial Arts Championships being held in Florida July 3 and 4, 2015.

 

$500

Ryan Watson

Local Resident – Horningsea Park

  

 

Representing the NSW Indoor Sports NSW U15’s boys Indoor Cricket team at the National Championships to be held in Brisbane. July 4 to July 11, 2015.

$200

 

Community Grants

Council's Community Grants Program is available to community groups who provide programs or services to the residents of Liverpool. Four applications for community grants were received by Council. Three 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

The Junction Works Ltd.    

SPARKS Experience: Youth Engagement

 

To provide a unique service learning opportunity that supports young people in year 10 who are attending Holsworthy High School to remain engaged in education and to develop pathways to employment within the disability service sector through participating in the 2015 SPARK Creative Arts Festival.

 

Community Benefits:

·    Raises community awareness of people with a disability; and

·    Create opportunities for young people to consider a career in the disability service sector.

$5,000

$5,000

Inspire Community Services Inc.      

Engaging Schools and Community Forum

 

The Inspire Community Services Inc. is the lead and auspice agency on behalf

of over 30 service providers and schools working together to host the annual Engaging School and Community Forum. The Forum will be held at Hoxton Park High School and provide students, parents and carers with information, advice and educational referral pathways

 

Community Benefits:

·    Promote awareness and access to educational referral pathways; and

·    Enhanced partnerships and networks between schools and service providers in a coordinated approach to engage young people in education and training.

$1,500

$1,500

Australian Ethiopian Community Good Family Welfare Inc.

Amharic language School

 

To conduct Amharic language classes for Ethiopian children as part of their cultural education by employing 4 part-time teachers plus other program costs. Classes to be held in Auburn.

 

Reasons for decline:

Education including teaching languages is the responsibility of State Government. Furthermore, the project is located in Auburn outside Liverpool LGA.

$45,000

Nil

City of Liverpool Meals On Wheels Inc. 

Christmas Hamper Project

 

To purchase food items to supplement all other donated items, including Christmas cakes, puddings and hams from Service Clubs and suppliers. The hampers will be delivered by volunteers to all their Meals On Wheels clients during Christmas.

 

Community Benefits:

·    Reduced marginalisation of isolated community members; and

 

 

·    Fosters volunteering opportunities and social cohesion. 

$3,750

$3,750

 

 

Corporate Sponsorship

Council delivers a Corporate Sponsorship Program for local organisations seeking financial support to deliver events that benefit Liverpool. Six applications for corporate sponsorship were received by Council. Five 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

Recommend-ation

Vedic Festival Inc

Festival of Chariots – Bigge Park, 18 July 2015

Indian community festival comprising of street parade through the CBD and fair in Bigge Park. It is a community festival to promote the celebration and respect of Indian art, cultural heritage and unity amongst communities. Free event. Not for profit activity.  Anticipated attendances 2-5,000

 

Benefits

Logo inclusion on all promotional material.  Speaking opportunity at the event.

 

Aligns with program criteria as it activates the CBD and strengthens community ties.  Recommended for funding in line with previous support.

$8,000 ex GST

$5,000 ex GST

Shree Sanatan Dharm Pratinidhi Sabha of Australia

Deepawali Mela , Northumberland Street Car Park, 7- 8 November 2015

Diwali is known as the festival of lights and is a Hindu based community festival.  Not for profit activity.  Free event.

 

Benefits

Logo inclusion on event signage, opportunity to display council signage at the event, logo inclusion on advertising and recognition in media releases.  Opportunity to present a speech at the event.

 

Strong Alignment with program criteria.  The event will activate the CBD on the weekend bringing attendances in excess of 20,000.

$20,000 ex GST

$11,400 ex GST

Liverpool Domestic Violence Committee – South West Sydney Legal Centre

White Ribbon Day March –Bigge Park,  25 November 2015

Awareness raising event about services available for victims of domestic violence which includes a march through the city centre followed by entertainment and information stalls in Bigge Park. Not for profit free event. Anticipated attendances 200.

 

Benefits

Logo inclusion on event signage, opportunity to display council signage at the event, logo inclusion on advertising and recognition in media releases.  Opportunity to present a speech and to distribute publications at the event.

 

Aligns with program criteria. The march will activate the city centre and raise awareness about an important issue in the community. Recommended for funding at the $5,000 level in line with previous support.

$10,000 ex GST

$5,000 ex GST

Lau Samoa Council

Samoan Independence Day - Whitlam Centre , 8 June 2015

Annual community celebration for the Samoan and broader community. Cultural items, entertainment, food and market stalls. Not for profit, free event. Anticipated attendances 7,000 people.

 

Benefits

Branding on all promotional material and at the event. Speaking opportunity.

 

Aligns with the program criteria Whilst the activity is not being held in the city centre it will draw significant crowds to the Liverpool area and fosters inclusiveness.  Recommended for funding at the $5,000 level in line with support of similar scale events.

$10,000 ex GST

$5,000 ex GST

Precedent Productions

Liverpool city Local Business Awards – Roma Function Centre, 21 July 2015

An annual event, the program rewards local businesses for excellence. The local business awards have been operating for 30 years.

 

Benefits

Major sponsor

Acknowledgement on all promotional materials, pre-program teaser advertisements, presentation of 3-6 categories, 6 complimentary tickets, logo on Award trophies, sponsor logo on winner’s poster.

Support sponsor

Acknowledgement on all promotional materials, presentation of 1-3 categories, 2 complimentary tickets.

 

Strong alignment with program criteria as it supports local businesses and economic activity whilst stimulating activity within the city centre.

 

Recommended for funding in line with previous level of support as support sponsor.

$2,500 ex GST

$2,500 ex GST

Sanatan Satsang Sabha of NSW

Diwali Festival of Lights– Bulldog Park, 24-25 October  2015

Diwali is known as the festival of lights and is a Hindu based community festival. Not for profit activity. Anticipated attendances 300.

 

Benefits

Logo inclusion on event signage, opportunity to display council signage at the event, logo inclusion on advertising and recognition in media releases.  Opportunity to present a speech.

 

Not recommended for funding. Whilst the event does align with some program criteria the policy states that support will not be provided to two events celebrating the same event/activity within close proximity.  Another Diwali event is planned for the following weekend in the city centre and has a track record of attracting significantly larger audiences of approximately 20,000 people.

$10,000 ex GST

Nil

Pakistan Multicultural Services of Australia

Girmit Diwas Festival – Whitlam Centre, May 9

The Girmit Diwas Festival is organised to remember the sacrifices of Fiji girmitiays (those under the indenture system)and celebrate the enduring legacy that they have left behind for all Fijians. New event. Not for profit. Anticipated attendances 5000.

 

Benefits

Logo inclusion on event signage, opportunity to display council signage at the event, logo inclusion on advertising and recognition in media releases.  Opportunity to present a speech and to distribute publications at the event.

 

Aligns with the program criteria .Whilst the activity is not being held in the city centre it will draw significant crowds to the Liverpool area.  Recommended for funding at the $3,000 level in line with support of similar scale new events.

$5,000 ex GST

$3,000 ex GST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

A budget allocation of $15,000 for the Sporting Donations Program was adopted by Council in its 2014/2015 Operational Plan. If the recommended amount of $5,200 is endorsed the remaining balance will be $4,200. The recommendations within this report for sporting donations will be funded from the Sporting Donations Program.

 

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

$10,250 is endorsed the remaining balance will be $33,094.50. The recommendations within this report for Community Grants will be funded from the Community Donations Program.

 

A supplementary budgetary allocation of $50,000 for the Corporate Sponsorship Program was adopted by Council at first Quarter Review. If the recommended amount of $31,900 is endorsed there will be a deficit of $14,336 which will need to be supplemented 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

 

1.         Criteria for Sporting DonationsView

2.         Criteria for Community GrantsView

3.         Criteria for Corporate Sponsorship


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Attachment 1

Criteria for Sporting Donations

 


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Donations, Grants and Sponsorships

Attachment 2

Criteria for Community Grants

 


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Donations, Grants and Sponsorships

Attachment 3

Criteria for Corporate Sponsorship

 


 


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Community and Culture Report

 

DCC 02

Re-Establishment of Alcohol Free Zones

 

Strategic Direction

Liveable Safe City

Improve the community’s sense of safety in Liverpool

Key Policy

Community Safety and Crime Prevention Strategy

File Ref

082408.2015

Report By

James Flinn - Community Planning Policy Officer (Recreation)

Mark Egan - Coordinator Community  Planning

Paola Jamett-Caru - Community Development Worker (Community Safety)

Approved By

Kiersten Fishburn - Director Community & Culture

 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council has received written correspondence from Liverpool and Green Valley Local Area Commands in support of re-establishing Alcohol-Free Zones at various locations in the Liverpool LGA. 

 

Liverpool and Green Valley Local Area Commands have outlined the importance of re-establishing the Alcohol-Free Zones.  Despite gains in preventing and reducing alcohol related crimes in these areas, alcohol remains a factor for crime and a concern for our community. It is therefore considered appropriate to re-establish the Alcohol-Free Zones to provide a deterrent for alcohol-related assault and malicious damage. The establishment of Alcohol-Free Zones is also a key outcome of Council’s Community Safety and Crime Prevention Strategy 2013-2017.

 

The proposal to re-establish the Alcohol-Free Zones has been reviewed in accordance with

The Local Government Act 1993, Section 644B.

 

Council's Alcohol Free Zones expired on 6 August 2014. It is recommended that Council adopts the re-establishment of Alcohol Free Zones for a period of 4 years. A complete list of all Alcohol-Free Zones to be re-established is attached to this report.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approves the re-establishment of Alcohol-Free Zones for a period of four years at the locations indicated in the attachment to this report.

 

REPORT

 

In accordance with Section 644B of the Local Government Act 1993, Council can give consideration to the re-establishment of Alcohol-Free Zone in public places.  As the current zones have expired, Council has complied with the procedures set out in the Ministerial Guidelines on Alcohol Free Zones to re-establish the zones. This included consultation with Liverpool and Green Valley Local Area Commands, Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council and licensees of registered clubs and hotels that border or adjoin the proposed zones. A letter of support was also received from the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW.

 

Copies of letters from the stakeholders supporting the alcohol free zones are attached to this report. No objections were received at the end of the consultation process.

 

Further consultation was undertaken in the form of an advertisement in the Liverpool Leader.

 

The re-establishment of Alcohol-Free Zones is designed to reduce the incidents of alcohol related crime within the designated area. Alcohol-Free Zones give police and Council Rangers the power to warn individuals against consuming alcohol and confiscate alcohol from people in public spaces. In this respect, the zones reinforce and set boundaries for appropriate behavior in public spaces.

 

Accordingly, it is proposed to re-establish Alcohol-Free Zones for a maximum period of four years. The purpose of this proposal is to maintain public order and address alcohol related incidents at the above locations.

 

Moving forward, the responsibility for establishing and renewing Alcohol-Free Zones will be undertaken by Council’s Community Planning team. This will be undertaken in consultation with the Community Standards team and the relevant Local Area Commands who both play a key role in enforcing Alcohol-Free Zones.

 

Following approval for the re-establishment of the Alcohol-Free Zones, signage indicating   the new Alcohol-Free Zone dates will be placed at the designated locations.

 

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 policies and plans that prevent crime.

Promote community harmony and address discrimination.

 


Civic Leadership and Governance

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Master List of Alcohol Free Zones


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Re-Establishment of Alcohol Free Zones

Attachment 1

Master List of Alcohol Free Zones

 


 


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Community and Culture Report

 

DCC 03

Draft Multicultural Strategy and Action Plan 2015-2017

 

Strategic Direction

Healthy Inclusive  City

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

Key Policy

Multicultural Action Plan

File Ref

087031.2015

Report By

Sarah Rees - Coordinator Community Development

Approved By

Kiersten Fishburn - Director Community & Culture

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The purpose of the Multicultural Strategy and Action Plan 2015-2017 is to direct our programs for the next two years. The Strategy sets out a  two year plan of action that Council, stakeholders and communities will deliver together to achieve accessible and equitable programs and services for Liverpool’s diverse communities.

 

The draft Strategy was developed following extensive consultation processes with community groups, residents, and external stakeholders, to ensure that it is reflective of the thoughts, opinions and ideas of diverse communities. The strategies and actions will be developed in partnership with key stakeholders and links back to what is currently being undertaken in the community.

 

The draft Multicultural Strategy and Actions 2015-2017 is attached to this report. Subject to public submissions and Council’s endorsement, the strategies will be delivered across Liverpool over the next two years.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Places the draft Multicultural Strategy and Actions 2015-2017 on public exhibition for a period of 28 days inviting public submissions.

 

2.   Receives a further report on the Multicultural Strategy and Actions 2015-2017 following the public exhibition period and providing a final Strategy for adoption.

 

 

 

REPORT

 

The draft Multicultural Strategy 2015-2017 has been guided by the broad principles of Social Justice. It includes requirements by National, State and Local Government. Accordingly, Council has an important role to play in the development of a socially just, healthy, inclusive and sustainable community where all members, irrespective of their ability, social, ethnic, or economic background, can fully and fairly participate in community life.

The actions detailed within the Strategy are based on a longer term vision that provides ongoing follow-up to build community capacity, leadership and skill development. The strategies detailed in the Plan are best practise and align with the Community Relations Commission Multicultural Policies and Services Program that provides coordination of multicultural priorities and activities across a range of organisations.

The draft Strategy and Action Plan is recommended for public exhibition. Exhibition will take place using methods including placement of copies of the Strategy and Action Plan in our libraries and customer service centre, advertising in our local papers, providing information regarding the exhibition through our community networks and on Council’s website.

 

At the end of the exhibition period, a further report will be brought to Council outlining the content of any submissions received and their effect on the draft Multicultural Strategy 2015-2017. At that time, a final Strategy and Action Plan will be submitted to Council for adoption.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Most of the projects/activities identified in the Strategy are resourced through either external grants or have been included in operational budgets. An additional $17,000 will be required to deliver on all projects in the Strategy.

 

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.

Promote community harmony and address discrimination.

Support access and services for people with a disability.

 


Civic Leadership and Governance

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Multicultural Strategy and Action Plan 2015-2017View  


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Ordinary Meeting 29 April 2015

Planning and Growth Report

 

DPG 01

Planning and Development Committee

 

Strategic Direction

Vibrant Prosperous City

Assist exiting businesses to grow, innovate and become more competitive

Key Policy

Economic Development Strategy

File Ref

052991.2015

Report By

Toni Averay - Director Planning & Growth

Approved By

Toni Averay - Director Planning & Growth

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The purpose of this report is to present options for the establishment of a Planning and Development Committee.

 

Council resolved as follows at the meeting of 25 February 2015:

 

That Council staff prepare a report to the March Council meeting that contains options for a Planning and Development Committee consisting of all Councillors, similar to the City of Sydney Council.

 

Given agenda deadlines, it was not possible to provide the report to the March meeting.

 

This report recommends Council establish a new Planning and Development Committee consisting of all Councillors meeting monthly, with the first meeting to be held in June 2015.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Establishes a new Planning and Development Committee as a Committee of the whole to meet monthly.

2.       Endorses the proposed Planning and Development Committee Charter attached to this report.

3.       Rearrange the monthly Wednesday Committee meeting timetable to include this new Committee.

 

 

 

REPORT

 

City of Sydney Planning Committee

 

The City of Sydney Planning Committee and the Central Sydney Traffic and Transport Committee involve City of Sydney representatives but are separate decision making bodies to Sydney Council. 

 

Section 40 of The City of Sydney Act 1988 specifies the City of Sydney Planning Committee’s role in the determination of major development applications and consideration of planning proposals. 

 

The Central Sydney Planning Committee determines applications for major developments with an estimated cost of more than $50m.  The Committee has 7 members consisting of the Lord Mayor, two City of Sydney Councillors, and four people appointed by the Minister for Planning.

 

The Planning and Development Committee deals with matters not dealt with by the Central Sydney Planning Committee and defers matters to its sub-committees as follows:

 

·    Transport, Heritage and Planning

·    Development Assessment

·    Major Development Assessment

 

The Planning and Development Committee members are all City of Sydney Councillors.  The Committee deals with matter relating to:

 

·    Development applications not dealt with by the Central Sydney Planning Committee and other applications for approval under the EP&A

·    Planning instruments such as LEPs, DCPs, Policies

·    Transport and access initiative and issues

·    Parking policy

·    Local pedestrian, cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

·    Referrals from other authorities for comment on any of the above

·    Grants and sponsorships

·    Applications for footway usage approvals.

 

The Planning and Development Committee, Development Assessment Sub-Committee and Major Development Assessment Sub-Committee have delegated authority to determine development applications on behalf of Council.

 

A Quorum for the Committees is a majority of members.

 

Council Committees under the NSW Local Government Act 1993

 

Councils can form committees and can determine their functions, powers, membership and voting rights under the Local Government Act 1993.

 

There can be three types of Council Committees:

 

•     Committees of Council, whose membership is made up entirely of Councillors;

•     Advisory committees, whose membership may include experts, professionals, government representatives, community representatives and Council staff as well as Councillors;  and

•     Section 377 Committees, which are delegated by the Council to perform certain functions of the Council (such as managing a public hall or other property) and have no Councillors or Council staff as members.

 

A Council committee can either be advisory or it can have decision-making powers delegated by Council. All of Council’s current committees are advisory committees.

 

A committee can only be delegated to exercise Council’s regulatory functions under Chapter 7 of the Local Government Act 1993 if all of its members are either Councillors or Council staff members.

 

Advisory committees usually have the power to make recommendations but not decisions.

 

The term “committees of council”, or committees of the whole, (used in the Local Government Act 1993 and in the Local Government Regulation 2005) refers to a committee in which all the members are Councillors. The Mayor is automatically a member of each Council committee made up of Councillors only but the Mayor can exercise his discretion as to whether he attend these meetings or not (clause 268(1) of the Local Government Regulation 2005). Also, the Mayor is automatically the chairperson of each of these committees unless the Mayor does not wish to exercise that role (clause 267(1)). 

 

The provisions of the Regulation relating to meetings of a Council extend to committees of the whole, except the provision limiting the number and duration of speeches.

 

The need for a Liverpool Council Planning and Development Committee

 

Over the last 12 months Liverpool has seen a significant increase in development interest across the LGA, particularly in and around the city centre.  The announcement in April 2013 of the Federal Government’s decision to proceed with the Sydney’s second airport at Badgerys Creek has generated strong local, national and international interest in development opportunities in Liverpool.  Liverpool is the regional city for South West Sydney – a region which is young, diverse and growing rapidly. The Liverpool local government area‘s population is growing much faster than the Sydney average and serves a region which is experiencing a similarly rapid rate of growth.  The area’s population is currently growing at 2.3 % per annum which is almost twice the NSW average.  As the third regional cities in the NSW Government’s Metropolitan Strategy the Liverpool City Centre serves the broader South West Sydney region which is also experiencing rapid population growth.

 

The Liverpool city centre sits strategically in the corridor between Sydney’s two international airports with the new Badgerys Creek Airport to be built entirely within the Liverpool local government area.

 

It is important for Council to take a strong strategic approach to land use planning for Liverpool LGA, and in particular, planning for growth within the city and on the river.  Council is currently reviewing the LEP controls for the city centre and has also resolved that a review of the broader LEP be undertaken.  There is an urgent need for comprehensive precinct planning in a number of key growth areas across the city.  Council needs to take the lead in planning for the redevelopment of the river to deliver the Council’s vision as a true river city.  This requires an integrated approach to planning, traffic, environmental, heritage, employment and community issues.  The delivery of linkages across the river and improved accessibility and lifestyle outcomes are important for the city and its future residents.  

 

An additional 1.6million people will call Sydney home by 2030.  Liverpool’s population will grow to 325,000 during that time.  Council needs to do the planning now to ensure this growth is sustainable and to ensure that Liverpool is a great place to live and work for our future communities.  The south west growth corridor is already seeing significant new housing development together with renewed interest in retail and commercial development along the main transport routes. The opening of the new rail stations at Edmondson Park and Leppington and the significant infrastructure investment by the State and Federal Governments associated with the Badgerys Creek airport require existing planning instruments to be revised in partnership with the State Department of Planning. Council will be positioned to play a stronger and more effective advocacy and leadership role  in  strategic land use and infrastructure planning through the work of the proposed new Committee.

 

The announcement by the Commonwealth Government of Badgerys Creek as the site of Sydney’s new international airport will underpin Liverpool City’s future growth. Liverpool’s status as the regional city equidistant between Sydney’s two international airports will be attractive to a range of industries requiring access to these international gateways.

 

Liverpool is already strategically well located to access key freight and commuter transport corridors positioned as it is at the junctions of the M7, M5 and Hume Highway, T-Way from Liverpool to Parramatta and major Rail / Bus interchange adjacent to Liverpool station. The  $3.6b allocated by the Commonwealth and NSW Governments to provide  modern connecting land infrastructure to the new Airport site will further enhance Liverpool’s accessibility.

 

The current growth in Liverpool is across a range of dwelling types. A strong market exists for apartments in the city centre, increasing urban density. Rapid greenfield housing development is also occurring in the middle portion of the local government area in estates such as Edmondson Park and Middleton Grange. Future development in areas which are currently predominantly rural in nature will be driven by the progressive roll out of the South West Growth Centre.

 

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Liverpool is one of the fastest growing local government areas, outperforming Parramatta and Greater Sydney. The affordability of housing in Liverpool compared to Greater Sydney attracts younger families to the area. The projected growth and available development opportunities within Liverpool’s new release areas and City Centre will further drive housing values. As people look for greater quality of life, combining housing affordability and stable employment opportunities, this is likely to result in a more highly valued housing market as more people are attracted to the area.