MINUTES OF THE Ordinary Meeting

HELD ON 29 July 2015

 

 

PRESENT:

Mayor Ned Mannoun

Councillor Balloot

Councillor Hadchiti

Councillor Hadid

Councillor Harle

Councillor Karnib

Councillor Ristevski

Councillor Shelton

Councillor Stanley

Councillor Waller

Mr Carl Wulff, Chief Executive Officer

Mr Gary Grantham, Chief Financial Officer

Ms Toni Averay, Director Planning and Growth

Ms 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

 

 

 

The meeting commenced at 6.07pm.

 

 

OPENING                               6.07pm.

 

PRAYER                                The prayer of the Council was read by Pastor Phil

                                                Hanbury from Southwestern Community Baptist Church.

 

APOLOGIES                          Clr Mamone

 

Motion:                                   Moved: Clr Stanley              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

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

 

CONDOLENCES                   Nil

Confirmation of Minutes

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton                       Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 17 June 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 non-pecuniary, less than significant interest in the following item:

 

Item CONF 03:     Acquisition of Lot 1104 DP 2475, 75 Fifth Avenue, Austral, for open space purposes

Reason:                Clr Hadchiti has used the services of the solicitor named in the report 7 - 8 years ago.

 

Clr Hadchiti did not leave the Chamber for the duration of the item.

 

Clr Shelton declared a pecuniary interest in the following items:

 

Item CONF 01:     Community Representation - Liverpool Council's Economic Development and Events Committee

 

Item CONF 02:     Appointment of Community and Industry Representatives to the Environment Advisory Committee (EAC)

Reason:                Clr Shelton has or has had a minor business relationship with some of the individuals referred to in these items.

Clr Shelton left the Chamber for the duration of these items.

Public Forum

Presentation – Items not on agenda

 

1. Mr Jeffrey Smith addressed the Council on the construction of the detention basin at Amalfi Memorial Park.

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That a two minute extension of time be given to Mr Jeffrey Smith.

 

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

 

 

Representation – Items on agenda

 

1.    Mr Julious Vergara from Liverpool Boys High School addressed the Council on the following item:

 

Item DIEN 02: Speaking 4 the Planet (S4P) Event

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That a two minute extension of time be given to Mr Julious Vergara.

 

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

 

 

2.    Ms Melinda Cruz addressed the Council on the following item:

 

Item NOM 11: Miracle Babies

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That a two minute extension of time be given to Ms Melinda Cruz.

 

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

 

 

3.    Mr Leo Epifania addressed the Council on the following item:

 

Item DCC 01: Donations, Grants and Sponsorships

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That a two minute extension of time be given to Mr Leo Epifania.

 

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

 

 

4.    Mr James Martin from the Australian Turf Club addressed the Council on the following item:

 

Item DCC 01: Donations, Grants and Sponsorships

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That a two minute extension of time be given to Mr James Martin.

 

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

 

 

 

 

5.    Mr Milorad Arcaba from Harcourts Real Estate addressed the Council on the following item:

 

Item CONF 12: Tender WT2448 - Macquarie Mall Revitalisation

 

 

6.    Mr Daren Camilleri from Casanova Café addressed the Council on the following item:

 

Item CONF 12: Tender WT2448 - Macquarie Mall Revitalisation

 

 

7.    Ms Svetlana Kaluderovic addressed the Council on the following item:

 

Item CONF 12: Tender WT2448 - Macquarie Mall Revitalisation

 

 

8.    Sabih Aldoumany addressed the Council on the following item:

 

Item CONF 12: Tender WT2448 - Macquarie Mall Revitalisation

 

 

9.    Mr Milos Dyakovic addressed the Council on the following item:

 

Item CONF 12: Tender WT2448 - Macquarie Mall Revitalisation

 

 

10.  Ms Djana Stefanovska from The Chocolate Room addressed the Council on the following item:

 

Item CONF 12: Tender WT2448 - Macquarie Mall Revitalisation

 

 

BRING ITEM FORWARD

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That CONF 12: Tender WT2448 - Macquarie Mall Revitalisation be brought forward and dealt with now.

 

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

 


ITEM NO:      CONF 12

FILE NO:        184468.2015

SUBJECT:     Tender WT2448 - Macquarie Mall Revitalisation

 

RECOMMENDATION

That Council: 

1.       Accepts the tender submitted from Hargraves Urban Pty Ltd for Tender WT2448 - Macquarie Mall Revitalisation, for the GST exclusive price of $8,429,542.

2.       Allocates an additional $3,000,000 to enable completion of the full scope of the upgrade works, noting that the 2015/16 Capital Works Budget will not be exceeded.

3.       Makes public its decision regarding Tender WT2448 - Macquarie Mall Revitalisation.

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

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

 

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 Ristevski

 

Vote against:                        Clr Karnib

                                                         Clr Shelton

                                               Clr Stanley

                                               Clr Waller

 

 

Mayoral Minute

Subject: Women in the Police Force Event - Liverpool Local Area Command

 

In 2015, the NSW Police Force celebrates 100 years of women in policing. The anniversary marks a significant milestone for the Force and celebrates the evolution of the role of women in policing in NSW since the introduction of the first female Special Constable in 1915.

 

To commemorate such an historic milestone, the NSW Police Force has been running a range of events and activities throughout this year and will continue until the end of September 2015. The events and activities to mark the anniversary include amongst other things a baton relay, which has been travelling across NSW since March. The Baton Relay will also be held in Liverpool and is scheduled for 19 August 2015 at Bigge Park.

 

To acknowledge the great and important work the NSW Police Force undertakes and in recognition of women in policing, with particular acknowledgement of our female police officers in the Liverpool Local Area Command, the Council should give its full support and assistance for the Baton Relay event on 19 August.

 

When requests are made to the Council for the use of Bigge Park for special events, a bond of $1,056 is required and should be waived for The Baton Relay event on 19 August 2015. As well as the waiver of the bond, Council should also provide, free of charge, the following provisions for this event:

 

·         Council waste bins;

·         Shade structures and chairs;

·         Access to electricity using the clock located in Bigge Park;

·         Labour to transport the equipment; &

·         P.A. System including PA operator and setup.

 

The cost of the above provisions amounts to approximately $1,180 and should be waived in recognition of the important milestone the NSW Police Force is currently celebrating.

The bond normally required is $1,056 and this also should be waived.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That Council:

 

1.    Acknowledges the important milestone of 100 years of women in policing, currently being celebrated by the NSW Police Force.

 

2.    Acknowledges and commemorates the past and present women serving in the NSW Police Force.

 

3.    Acknowledges the important work the NSW Police Force undertakes, particularly in the Liverpool Local Area Command.

 

4.    Gives its full support and assistance to The Baton Relay event held by the NSW Police Force on 19 August 2015 in Bigge Park, Liverpool.

 

5.    Waives the required bond for use of Bigge Park by the NSW Police Force for The Baton Relay event to be held on 19 August 2015.

 

6.    Provides all the provisions listed above free of charge for The Baton Relay event to be held in Bigge Park on 19 August 2015.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

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


 

Notices of Motion

ITEM NO:      NOM 01

FILE NO:        177408.2015

SUBJECT:     Waiving Fees for Storage for not for profit groups

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council waive fees for storage for all not for profit groups using our community halls.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Stanley              Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That Council waive fees for storage for all not for profit groups, for the first storage cupboard, using our community halls.

 

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

 


ITEM NO:      NOM 02

FILE NO:        177411.2015

SUBJECT:     Place Manager Carnes Hill

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Dedicate a resource to become the Carnes Hill Place Manager.

 

2.   Begin planning the uses of the facility and programmes required by residents by engaging the community and planning programmes.

 

3.   Implement programmes before the opening of the facility.

 

4.   Report to Council at an appropriate time the findings of this pilot programme with a view to implementing LGA wide.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Stanley     Seconded: Clr Waller

 

That Council:

 

1.   Dedicate a resource to become the Carnes Hill Place Manager.

 

2.   Begin planning the uses of the facility and programmes required by residents by engaging the community and planning programmes.

 

3.   Implement programmes before the opening of the facility.

 

4.   Report to Council at an appropriate time the findings of this pilot programme with a view to implementing LGA wide.

 

5.    Staff implement the actions from the Chief Executive Officer’s comment (to the Notice of Motion as published below) as part of this motion.

 

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

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S COMMENT

 

International research (OECD, 2015) suggests that infrastructure projects should be developed in co-operation with local stakeholders including local and regional authorities, involve public consultations and be aligned with the strategic needs of specific sectors of the economy.  The same principles also apply at micro-level:  and in instances such as Carnes Hill, the success of the significant investment by Council is more likely to be assured if necessary preliminary activities relating to raising awareness, identifying local needs through community consultations and aligning aspirations with Council objectives are planned and organised in a systematic manner.

 

Done well, such processes can lead to local communities being empowered, willing to participate in organisations and projects, connected with Council and working toward shared goals.  In effect, infrastructural development acts as the catalyst for building a sense of “place”,  linked to a strong sense of local  ownership and influence.

 

Best practice also suggests that, given the multiplicity of relationships involved in planning, delivering and managing major projects, resources need to be invested in the professional management of land relationships by a lead body (i.e. Council) so as to avoid blurring of lines of accountability.  In this instance, the fundamental challenge is how Council manages the individual components so as to complement other activities within an multipurpose precinct.

 

As construction of Carnes Hill Recreation and Community Precinct is well underway and will be operational in 2016, it is timely to begin exploring best practice management models to realise its full potential. The intent of the place management approach is entirely consistent with the guiding principles and content of the Draft Community Facilities Strategy. Research undertaken for the Draft Strategy found that effective programming of libraries and community facilities is particularly pertinent during their start-up phase in activating spaces and encouraging a wider usage by different members of the community. This was supported by evidence from other successful community facilities indicating that programming creates an environment for significantly higher levels of usage and greater awareness of programs and activities offered.

 

It is recommended that Council officers investigate and report back the outcomes of research on best practice approaches (including international examples) for managing Carnes Hill Recreation and Community Precinct.  Carnes Hill offers Council the opportunity to pilot a place management approach which, if successful, could be adopted for future projects across the LGA.


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ITEM NO:      NOM 03

FILE NO:        177419.2015

SUBJECT:     Advocating changes to State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Write to the Minister for Planning detailing the issues that can arise with this loop hole in the legislation.

 

2.   Submit a Notice of Motion to the Local Government Conference in October.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Balloot               Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the item be deferred to be discussed at the Councillor Briefing Session on 18 August 2015.

 

Foreshadowed motion:       Moved: Clr Stanley              Seconded:  Clr Waller

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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


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ITEM NO:      NOM 04

FILE NO:        177570.2015

SUBJECT:     Publication of Mayor and Deputy Mayor Messages in Foreign Language Media

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council review which foreign language print media both the Mayor and Deputy Mayor messages are printed in every week.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Balloot               Seconded: Clr Ristevski

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

Foreshadowed motion:       Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded: Clr Ristevski

 

That:

 

1.    Council discontinues publishing a Mayoral and Deputy Mayoral column in the ethnic press; and

 

2.    The Deputy Mayoral Column shall be replaced by a “Councillor’s Column”, consisting of not more than 700 words, to be published in English in the two leading “non-ethnic” local papers on a rotational bi-weekly basis; and

 

3.    All Councillors are given the opportunity to contribute to that column on a regular rotational basis.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      NOM 05

FILE NO:        177598.2015

SUBJECT:     Youth Unemployment

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That:

 

1.   Council set up a committee to investigate the high youth unemployment rate in Liverpool LGA.

 

2.   The Committee report back to Council in early 2016 with details of the many issues confronting our youth and recommendations as to what Council can do to assist our youth to find unemployment and improve their lives.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Balloot               Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receive a report in early 2016 with details of the many issues confronting our youth and recommendations as to what Council can do to assist our youth to find employment and improve their lives.

 

2.    Write to the State Government seeking payroll tax exemption for employers of long term unemployed youth.

 

Foreshadowed motion:       Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Stanley

 

That Council receives and notes the Chief Executive Officer’s Comment (to the Notice of Motion) as published below.

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S COMMENT

 

Council has an existing Economic Development & Events Committee which would be an appropriate vehicle to consider the issue of high youth unemployment. It is suggested that a representative of the Commonwealth Department of Employment be invited to brief this Committee on the issue and the various efforts in place to address high youth unemployment nationally and how this is delivered locally. The Committee will then be in a position to consider what additional local efforts are required by business and Council to address these issues.

 

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

 

 

 

BRING ITEM FORWARD

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Waller 

 

That NOM 11: Miracle babies be brought forward and dealt with now.

 

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


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ITEM NO:      NOM 11

FILE NO:        179870.2015

SUBJECT:     Miracle Babies

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Sponsors this years Miracle Babies Foundation Annual Ball with three tables:

 

·    1 x Table for Council

·    1 x Table for Volunteers of the foundation

·    1 x table for the Miracle Baby Survivor's

 

2.   Congratulate the Foundation for the hard work it has done in the past 10 years

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Stanley              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council:

 

1.   Sponsors this years Miracle Babies Foundation Annual Ball with three tables:

 

·    1 x Table for Council

·    1 x Table for Volunteers of the foundation

·    1 x table for the Miracle Baby Survivor's

 

2.   Congratulate the Foundation for the hard work it has done in the past 10 years

 

3.    Thank Clr Mamone for bringing this matter to Council’s attention.

 

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

 

Mayor Mannoun called for a recess of Council at 8.05pm.

 

Mayor Mannoun reopened the meeting at 8.25pm.

 

 BRING ITEMS FORWARD

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded:  Clr Balloot

 

That the IHAP items be brought forward and dealt with now.

 

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


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Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel Report

ITEM NO:      IHAP 01

FILE NO:        157157.2015

SUBJECT:     DA-1136/2014 - Torrens title subdivision of one lot into eight lots at 10 Nader Place, Horningsea Park

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approves Development Application DA-1136/2014, subject to the amended recommended conditions of consent.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 


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ITEM NO:      IHAP 02

FILE NO:        161095.2015

SUBJECT:     DA-964/2014 - Torrens title subdivision of two lots into 22 residential lots with associated road construction and drainage works.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approves Development Application DA-964/2014 subject to the amended Recommended Conditions of Consent attached to the report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Balloot               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 Ristevski

 

Vote against:                        Clr Karnib

                                                         Clr Shelton 

                                                         Clr Stanley

                                                Clr Waller


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ITEM NO:      IHAP 03

FILE NO:        162848.2015

SUBJECT:     DA-1059/2013 - Torrens title subdivision of two existing lots into four lots, alterations and additions to the existing single storey dwelling on 60 Passefield Street, demolition of existing dwelling and construction of a new dwelling on 62 Passefield Street; and construction of a new dwelling on proposed 60a and 60b Passefield Street, Liverpool

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approves Development Application DA-1059/2013 by way of Deferred Commencement consent, subject to the recommended conditions of consent attached to the Council officer’s IHAP report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Stanley              Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That Council:

 

1.    Approves Development Application DA-1059/2013 by way of Deferred Commencement consent, subject to the recommended conditions of consent attached to the Council officer’s IHAP report.

 

2.    Officers investigate the age of the building with a view to requesting the applicant to provide a pictoral record of the existing building for Council to retain as part of the history of Liverpool.

 

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 Ristevski

                                               Clr Shelton

                                               Clr Stanley

 

Vote against:                        Clr Waller

 

 


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Business Improvement Report

ITEM NO:      DBI 01

FILE NO:        153719.2015

SUBJECT:     Community Performance Report 4th Quarter Jun 2015

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 


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Chief Financial Officer

ITEM NO:      CFO 01

FILE NO:        138515.2015

SUBJECT:     Borrowing to Refinance Existing Loan

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    That Council note the refinancing requirement of the 2007/2008 Loan program and authorise the Chief Executive Officer to accept the best quote offered and execute the loan agreement.

 

2.    That Council authorises affixation of the Council seal to the loan agreement.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CFO 02

FILE NO:        141105.2015

SUBJECT:     Report on Progress of Policy Review (Red Tape Reduction) Project

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive and note this report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CFO 03

FILE NO:        147375.2015

SUBJECT:     Review of Ethical Governance: Conflicts of Interest Policy

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Note this report; and

 

2.    Adopt the Ethical Governance: Conflicts of Interest Policy, as attached to this report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CFO 04

FILE NO:        147997.2015

SUBJECT:     Review of Code of Conduct and Code of Conduct Procedures

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Note this report; and

 

2.    Adopt the Code of Conduct and Code of Conduct Procedures, as attached to this report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CFO 05

FILE NO:        148401.2015

SUBJECT:     Review of Legal Services Policy

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve and adopt the revised Legal Services Policy, included as Attachment 1 to the report of staff.

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CFO 06

FILE NO:        149130.2015

SUBJECT:     Review of the Civic Expenses and Facilities Policy

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Note this report;

 

2.   Adopt the Civic Expenses and Facilities Policy, as attached to this report; and

 

3.   Provide a copy of the attached policy and the related public notice to the Chief Executive of the Office of Local Government within 28 days of the date of this Council resolution.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Balloot               Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That Council:

 

1.   Note this report;

 

2.   Adopt the Civic Expenses and Facilities Policy, as attached to this report, subject to the following changes:

 

a)    The first line of clause 4.5.1d) be changed so that the allowance of $6,000 per Councillor is per “calendar year”, not “per annum” as currently stated.

 

b)    In clause 4.7.1 Telephone expenses, the “Home telephone/fax” and “Mobile Phones” be grouped together and the amounts allocated be combined.

 

3.   Provide a copy of the attached policy and the related public notice to the Chief Executive of the Office of Local Government within 28 days of the date of this Council resolution.

 

4.    Staff investigate ways of simplifying the telephone expense reporting process and as part of that process, investigate whether the claiming timeframe can be extended beyond 3 months.

 

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


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ITEM NO:      CFO 07

FILE NO:        164583.2015

SUBJECT:     Local Government NSW Annual Conference

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council: 

 

1.   Endorse the key issues to be submitted for consideration at the Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2015.

 

2.   Notes that further information will be provided to Councillors in relation to number of voting delegates that Liverpool will be entitled to when it comes to hand.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That Council: 

 

1.   Endorse the key issues to be submitted for consideration at the Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2015 and delegate to the CEO to amend the motions to make them more generic and less Liverpool specific.

 

2.   Nominates Mayor Mannoun, Clr Balloot, Clr Hadchiti, Clr Hadid, Clr Harle, Clr Mamone, Clr Karnib and Clr Ristevski as Council’s voting delegates at the Conference.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CFO 08

FILE NO:        167690.2015

SUBJECT:     Investment Report June 2015

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes this report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Waller                Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CFO 09

FILE NO:        175013.2015

SUBJECT:     Reimbursement of Goods & Services Tax (GST) - Councils Class Court Action

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Direct and delegate authority to the Chief Executive Officer to engage Council in a Court Action seeking declaration that Councils form part of the State Government for GST purposes;

 

2.       Note that Genesis Accounting Chartered Accountants will act as agents of Liverpool City Council for the duration of the Court Action.

 

3.       Note that there will be no additional cost to Council, except when successful, Genesis  Accounting Chartered Accountants will take 25% of the total GST reimbursement as their fees;

 

4.       Direct and delegate authority to the Chief Executive Officer to enter into an agreement with Genesis Accounting – Chartered Accountants to represent Council in this Court Action.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Clr Harle left the Chambers at 8.52pm.

 

Clr Balloot left the Chambers at 8.54pm.

 

Clr Balloot returned to the Chambers at 8.55pm.

 

Community and Culture Report

ITEM NO:      DCC 01

FILE NO:        089694.2015

SUBJECT:     Donations, Grants and Sponsorships

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Endorses the Financial Contribution Panel's recommendations for the provision of $15,000 (GST exclusive) under the Community Donations Program as summarised in the table below:

 

          Community Grants Program

Applicant Name

Project Name

Amount

Australian Foundation for Disability             

Cultural Music and Dance Therapy Workshops for People with a Disabilities

$4,000

Gurkha Nepalese Community (GNC) Inc.         

Gurkha Nepalese Community 17th Soccer Competition

$5,000

Think & DO Tank Foundation Ltd.

A Gathering Place

$5,000

 

Youth Donations Program

 

 

Applicant Name

Project Name

Amount

Hani Gamildien

Intercultural Study Tour

$500

Hasibe Aysenur Odemis

Intercultural Study Tour

$500

 

 

2.   Endorses the Financial Contributions Panel’s recommendations for the provision of $22,600 (GST exclusive) under the Corporate Sponsorship Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant name

Amount

Shining Star Events P/L

$3,000

South West Metro Aboriginal Football Club

$100

Thomas Hassall Anglican college

$2,500

World Fusion of Cultures Inc.

$1,000

Australian Turf Club

$5,000

Pacific World International

$5,000

Fiji Australia Sports Association

$3,000

Pakistan Multicultural Services of Australia

$3,000

 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Ristevski           Seconded: Mayor Mannoun

 

That Council:

 

1.   Endorses the Financial Contribution Panel's recommendations for the provision of $15,000 (GST exclusive) under the Community Donations Program as summarised in the table below:

 

          Community Grants Program

Applicant Name

Project Name

Amount

Australian Foundation for Disability             

Cultural Music and Dance Therapy Workshops for People with a Disabilities

$4,000

Gurkha Nepalese Community (GNC) Inc.         

Gurkha Nepalese Community 17th Soccer Competition

$5,000

Think & DO Tank Foundation Ltd.

A Gathering Place

$5,000

 

Youth Donations Program

 

 

Applicant Name

Project Name

Amount

Hani Gamildien

Intercultural Study Tour

$500

Hasibe Aysenur Odemis

Intercultural Study Tour

$500

 

2.   Approves the provision of $50,000 (GST exclusive) under the Corporate Sponsorship Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant name

Amount

Shining Star Events P/L

$3,000

South West Metro Aboriginal Football Club

$2,500

Thomas Hassall Anglican college

$2,500

World Fusion of Cultures Inc.

$1,000

Australian Turf Club

$25,000

Pacific World International

$5,000

Fiji Australia Sports Association

$3,000

Pakistan Multicultural Services of Australia

$3,000

Western Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club

$5,000

 

3.    The Corporate Sponsorship Program grants be increased with the CPI each year.

 

 

 

 

Amendment:                         Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That Council:

 

1.   Endorses the Financial Contribution Panel's recommendations for the provision of $15,000 (GST exclusive) under the Community Donations Program as summarised in the table below:

 

          Community Grants Program

Applicant Name

Project Name

Amount

Australian Foundation for Disability             

Cultural Music and Dance Therapy Workshops for People with a Disabilities

$4,000

Gurkha Nepalese Community (GNC) Inc.         

Gurkha Nepalese Community 17th Soccer Competition

$5,000

Think & DO Tank Foundation Ltd.

A Gathering Place

$5,000

 

Youth Donations Program

 

 

Applicant Name

Project Name

Amount

Hani Gamildien

Intercultural Study Tour

$500

Hasibe Aysenur Odemis

Intercultural Study Tour

$500

 

2.   Approves the provision of $30,000 (GST exclusive) under the Corporate Sponsorship Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant name

Amount

Shining Star Events P/L

$3,000

South West Metro Aboriginal Football Club

$2,500

Thomas Hassall Anglican college

$2,500

World Fusion of Cultures Inc.

$1,000

Australian Turf Club

$5,000

Pacific World International

$5,000

Fiji Australia Sports Association

$3,000

Pakistan Multicultural Services of Australia

$3,000

Western Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club

$5,000

 

3.    The Corporate Sponsorship Program grants be increased with the CPI each year.

 

Amendment:                         Moved: Clr Stanley               Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

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

 

 

The Amendment (moved by Clr Stanley) then became the motion on being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

 

Note:

 

During the meeting (at 9.15pm) a Rescission Motion was lodged (by Clrs Ristevski, Hadchiti and Balloot) in respect of the above item (DCC 01: Donations, Grants and Sponsorships).

 

In accordance with clause 38.3 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice as stated below, the Rescission Motion was dealt with later at this meeting (see pages 84 - 85 of these minutes):

 

“A rescission motion may be given or intimated during the meeting at which the resolution to which it relates is made. Where the notice is given (30 minutes) and duly signed by three Councillors the motion to rescind the resolution may be put to that meeting in order to expedite the business of Council.”

 

 

 

 


 

Clr Harle returned to the Chambers at 9.00pm.

ITEM NO:      DCC 02

FILE NO:        136273.2015

SUBJECT:     Draft Grants and Donations Policy

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council endorse the draft Grants and Donations Policy to be placed on public exhibition and receives a further report following public exhibition.

 

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:      DCC 03

FILE NO:        142459.2015

SUBJECT:     South West Sydney Academy of Sport Review of Contribution Request

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Increase its annual contribution to the South West Sydney Academy of Sport for the 2015/2016 financial year by $4,000 to $26,000 ex GST.

 

2.   Increase subsequent annual contributions to the South West Sydney Academy of Sport by the Australian Bureau of Statistics Consumer Price Index.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Stanley              Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      DCC 04

FILE NO:        169120.2015

SUBJECT:     Liverpool Sports Committee Charter

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council that Council adopts the Liverpool Sports Committee Charter as attached to this report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 


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Economy and Engagement Report

ITEM NO:      DEE 01

FILE NO:        145282.2015

SUBJECT:     Report on the Live At The Mall Activation Program

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council notes the report on the Live at the Macquarie Mall activation program.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Balloot               Seconded: Mayor Mannoun

 

That Council:

 

1.    Notes the report on the Live at the Macquarie Mall activation program.

 

2.    Notes that the date referred to in the Executive Summary of the Council report (on page 225 of the Council Agenda) should be “26 November 2014”, not “26 November 2015”.

 

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

 

 

 


 

Clr Balloot left the Chambers at 9.09pm.

Infrastructure and Environment Report

ITEM NO:      DIEN 01

FILE NO:        151009.2015

SUBJECT:     Liverpool Pioneers' Memorial Park Interpretive Signage Strategy

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Adopts the Interpretive Signage Strategy for Liverpool Pioneers’ Memorial Park.

 

2.   Includes the implementation of the signage strategy in the 2016/17 Operational Plan.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Mayor Mannoun

 

That Council:

 

1.    Adopts the Interpretive Signage Strategy for Liverpool Pioneers’ Memorial Park.

 

2.    Includes the implementation of the signage strategy in the 2016/17 Operational Plan.

 

3.    Construct a website and investigate a social media strategy for heritage listed locations within the Liverpool LGA.

 

Foreshadowed motion:       Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded:  Clr Stanley

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      DIEN 02

FILE NO:        164856.2015

SUBJECT:     Speaking 4 the Planet (S4P) Event

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council writes to each winner and congratulates them on their success.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Waller                Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council:

 

1.    Writes to each winner and congratulates them on their success.

 

2.    Thanks Julious Vergara for delivering his winning speech at this Council meeting.

 

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

 

 

 

 


 

Clr Balloot returned to the Chambers at 9.11pm.

 

Planning and Growth Report

ITEM NO:      DPG 01

FILE NO:        115637.2015

SUBJECT:     Proposed amendment to the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 - Rezoning of land at 2140 Camden Valley Way, Edmondson Park

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Resolves to prepare and exhibit the Draft amendment to the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008.

 

2.       Resolves to prepare and exhibit the Draft Amendment to the Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008.

 

3.       Forwards a copy of the Planning Proposal to the Department of Planning and Environment seeking a Gateway determination and following that proceed with public authority consultation and public exhibition.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Stanley              Seconded: Clr Harle

 

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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ITEM NO:      DPG 02

FILE NO:        133470.2015

SUBJECT:     Proposal to rezone 77-83 Moore and 193 Macquarie Streets and 165 Macquarie Street from B3 - Commercial Core to B4 - Mixed Use

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Endorses in principle, the proposal to rezone 77-83 Moore and 193 Macquarie Streets and 165 Macquarie Street, Liverpool from B3 Commercial Core to B4 Mixed Use.

 

2.    Delegates to the CEO the authority to approve the final Planning Proposal to administer this rezoning, for submission to the Department of Planning and Environment for Gateway Review.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Mannoun

                                                         Clr Balloot

                                                         Clr Hadid

                                                         Clr Harle

                                                         Clr Karnib

                                                         Clr Ristevski

                                               Clr Waller

                                                        

Vote against:                                  Clr Hadchiti

                                               Clr Shelton

                                               Clr Stanley

 


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ITEM NO:      DPG 03

FILE NO:        158046.2015

SUBJECT:     Bigge Park Draft Conservation Management Plan

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council adopts the draft Bigge Park Conservation Management Plan for Bigge Park, Liverpool, subject to the amendments proposed in Table 1 of this report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the item be deferred to the next Council meeting.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      DPG 04

FILE NO:        161759.2015

SUBJECT:     Proposal to amend Part 2.11 of Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 to remove reference to Edmondson Park South (Draft Amendment 18)

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council adopts LDCP 2008 (Amendment 18) 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 Stanley              Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 


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ITEM NO:      DPG 05

FILE NO:        169350.2015

SUBJECT:     Comprehensive Review of Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Endorses the proposed project to prepare a comprehensive new Liverpool Local Environment Plan.

 

2.    Notes the estimated timeframes and budget implications as detailed in the report.

 

3.    Notes that a budget funding request will be referred to the first quarterly review this year.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Stanley              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council:

 

1.    Endorses the proposed project to prepare a comprehensive new Liverpool Local Environment Plan.

 

2.    Notes the estimated timeframes and budget implications as detailed in the report.

 

3.    Notes that a budget funding request will be referred to the first quarterly review this year.

 

4.      Notes that a strategy will be developed for significant consultation with the residents of Liverpool during this process.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

 

 


 

Mayor Mannoun called for a recess of Council at 9.25pm.

Mayor Mannoun reopened the meeting at 9.42pm.

 

Committee Reports

ITEM NO:      CTTE 01

FILE NO:        134002.2015

SUBJECT:     Minutes Aboriginal Consultative Committee Meeting held on the 3 June 2015 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Receives and notes the Minutes of the Aboriginal Consultative Committee Meeting held on 3 June 2015

 

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded:  Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 02

FILE NO:        135552.2015

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the No Intermodal Committee meeting held on 2 June 2015

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Receives and notes the Minutes of the No Intermodal Committee Meeting held on 2 June 2015.

 

2.   Writes to the EPA to request the EPA to install additional air quality monitoring stations.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded:  Clr Harle

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 03

FILE NO:        135593.2015

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Warwick Farm Steering Committee meeting held on 2 June 2015

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Receives and notes the Minutes of the Warwick Farm Steering Committee Meeting held on 2 June 2015.

 

2.   Receives a further report outlining the issues associated with acquiring land for the bypass road.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes the Minutes of the Warwick Farm Steering Committee Meeting held on 2 June 2015.

 

2.    Point 2 of the matter raised in General Business at the Warwick Farm Steering Committee meeting (on page 323 of the Council Agenda) relating to the request to introduce a 40km per hour speed limit for the Warwick Farm precinct be referred to the Traffic Committee for consideration.

 

3.    Receives a further report outlining the issues associated with acquiring land for the bypass road.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 04

FILE NO:        149875.2015

SUBJECT:     Minutes of Building Our New City Committee meeting held 3 June 2015

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Building our New City Committee Meeting held on 3 June 2015.

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 05

FILE NO:        149878.2015

SUBJECT:     Minutes of Economic Development and Events Committee meeting held 3 June 2015

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Economic Development and Events Committee Meeting held on 3 June 2015.

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 06

FILE NO:        149885.2015

SUBJECT:     Minutes of Committee for Liverpool Meeting held 25 May 2015

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Receives and notes the Minutes of the Committee for Liverpool Meeting held on 25 May 2015.

 

2.   Formally approve additional membership to the Committee for Liverpool:

·    Phil Cameron, SAP (instead of Tim Sleep)

·    Jason Little, Goodman

·    Darren Pearce, Australian Turf Club

·    Marina Go, West Tigers/Bauer Media Group

·    Andrew Head, Transurban

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 07

FILE NO:        153433.2015

SUBJECT:     Minutes of Heritage Advisory Committee Meeting held on 1 June 2015

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council

 

1.   Receives and notes the Minutes of the Heritage Advisory Committee Meeting held on 1 June 2015.

 

2.   Endorses the tasks recommended by the Heritage Advisory Committee at the meeting held on 1 June 2015.

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 08

FILE NO:        153723.2015

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council held on 2 June 2015 and Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council held on 7 July 2015

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes the Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Meeting held on 2 June, 2015.

 

2.    Receives and notes the Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Meeting held on 7 July 2015.

 

3.    Endorses the appointment of Mr James Mansaray and Ms Maleeka Gazula as members of Liverpool Youth Council for the remainder of the 2014-2016 Term.

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 09

FILE NO:        165059.2015

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Budget and Finance Committee held on 1 July 2015

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Budget and Finance Committee Meeting held on 1 July 2015.

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 10

FILE NO:        169637.2015

SUBJECT:     Minutes of Planning and Development Committee Meeting held 3 June 2015

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.  Receives and notes the Minutes of the Planning and Development Committee Meeting held on 3 June 2015.

 

2.  Amends the Planning and Development Committee Charter to change the Committee to an Advisory Committee rather than a Committee of the Whole and the quorum to two Councillors, not half the members.

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 11

FILE NO:        173843.2015

SUBJECT:     Minutes of Liverpool Access Committee Meeting held on 14 May, 2015 and Minutes of Liverpool Access Committee Meeting held on 11 June, 2015

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes the minutes of the Liverpool Access Committee Meeting held on 14 May 2015; and

 

2.    Receives and notes the minutes of the Liverpool Access Committee Meeting held on 11 June 2015.

 

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.

 

 


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Questions with Notice

ITEM NO:      QWN 01

FILE NO:        159587.2015

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Stanley

 

Please address the following:

 

Environmental Levy

 

1.    When was the Environmental levy first added to council rates?

 

Council’s first Environment Levy program named “The Environment Plan” was originally adopted by Council in May 2002 and approved by the Minister for Local Government in June 2002. This levy program was based on an ad velorum charge to all rateable properties and was approximately $12 per household. This levy program was approved for a five year period and concluded in June 2007.

 

Due to the success of this Environment Levy program, Council applied for a permanent Environment Levy in 2006. Council was granted approval for the new permanent environment levy named The Environment Restoration Plan (ERP). This new Program was approved by the Minister for Local Government on 2 July 2007. The ERP Levy program is also an ad velorum charge which equates to approximately $20 per household per year for a 650m2 (approx.) property. This currently generates approximately $1.5 million per annum.

 

2.    What was the original reason and objectives of the scheme and levy?

 

The Environment Levy was originally adopted to ensure Council had a separate and a sustainable source of funding to specifically deliver natural area restoration and environmental education programs. Large areas of existing bushland and riparian corridors in Liverpool are substantially degraded, mostly arising from urban pressures over a period of time. The ERP aims to restore the ecological health of the creeks, rivers and bushland areas through an ongoing program of the following on-ground works:

 

·    Noxious and environmental weed management and control;

·    Litter removal;

·    Planting of locally native plants;

·    Provision of access paths and fences to protect vegetation of ecological significance;

·    Building community networks through the Environment Volunteer Program and Environment Advisory Committee;

·    Delivering environmental education to the Liverpool community.

·    Major natural area (bushland) restoration works;

·    Schools programs and newsletters; and

·    Community based environmental activities including support for Environment Groups (who undertake environmental restoration works in various Council parks and reserves) and community tree planting activities to support natural area restoration.

 

A broad program of works for the Environment Levy is outlined in the ERP program (attached).

 

3.    What major projects have been completed using the environmental levy?

 

Environment Plan Program 2002-2007

 

Outlined below is a list of achievements delivered by Council’s first five year Environment Plan Program from 2002 to 2007:

 

Activity

Qty

Total number of Trees planted

37,200 planted by volunteers

103,892

Metres of creek line restored

18,202

Number of Community members involved

100 Regular Volunteers

500 Community Participants

650

 

Number of tree planting activities

169

Number of Environment Groups

10

Total area regenerated or revegetated

546,368m2

Number of sites

31

Number of trees given away

37,600

Number of Environment Workshops completed

26

Length of Pathway installed

222m

 

The Environment Restoration Plan

 

Councils permanent Environment Levy program “The Environment Restoration Plan” commenced in 2007. Projects and programs delivered through the ERP are reported quarterly to the Environment Advisory Committee (EAC). Outlined below is an overview of some of the projects and programs delivered annually under the ERP:

 

·    Eight Major Bush Regeneration projects per year;

·    Support for Environment Volunteer activities including Environment Group works and Community Tree Planting Activities (held monthly);

·    Support for Schools Environmental Programs including Schools National Tree Day, Environment Citizen of the Year and for the first time this year, Speaking 4 the Planet;

·    Environmental Education including Quarterly Sustaining Liverpool Newsletter, facilitation of monthly Sustainability Blitz Workshop series (held monthly);

·    Facilitation of the National Tree Day event;

·    Facilitation of the Environment Advisory Committee (EAC);

·    Involvement in broader Council Events eg: Spring Expo, Australia Day; and

·    Facilitation of Grant projects including Green Army.

·    Facilitation of an annual Environment Volunteer Recognition Event

 

ERP Indicators

 

With the commencement of the permanent Environment Levy program in 2007, Council developed a set of indicators to monitor the success of the program. Each year, Council reports on these indicators to the Environment Advisory Committee. Below is a table showing the indicator results for 2013/14 (2014/15 report is currently being prepared).

 

Record

Qty

Total

Total number of trees planted

 

38,664

Volunteers

#

9,637

Contractors

#

25,000

Council's Bush Regeneration Team

#

4,027

Area regenerated or revegetated

m2

81,125m2

Kilometres creek regenerated

km

12.06

Volume of green waste removed

m3

1,103

Volunteers

m3

175

Contractors

m3

922

Council's Bush Regeneration Team

m3

6

Volume of solid waste removed

m3

628

Volunteers

m3

120

Contractors

m3

184

Council's Bush Regeneration Team

m3

324

Hours of on-ground work completed

 

8,844

Volunteer Hours

hrs

1,557

Contractors

hrs

4972

Council's Bush Regeneration Team

hrs

2,315

Number of tree days

#

40

Community Information

 

 

Environment Groups

#

10

Database of interest size

#

1,328

Sustainability Workshops

#

8

                  

School Environmental Grant Program

 

4.    Has council set criteria for the $75,000 funding recently approved?

 

The criteria has been developed and is included in the Draft Grants and Donations Policy, which is being presented to Council for endorsement and public exhibition.

 

5.    What is the criteria?

 

6.    Have any schools applied for funding as yet?

 

No

 

7.    Which schools?

 

N/A

 

 

The Environmental Education Centre & Community Nursery

 

8.    How and when did council decide to pursue a nursery and environmental education centre?

 

Through the delivery of the Environment Plan 2002-2007, Council acknowledged the possibility of an Environmental Education Centre and Community Plant Nursery.

 

A Business Case for the proposed facility is presently being prepared for consideration by Council.

 

9.    What was the estimated cost of this project?

 

Estimated costs will be developed to inform the preparation of the business case.

 

10.  Can the reports pertaining to the Nursery/Education Centre be provided to me?

 

A copy of the most pertinent EAC Reports and associated Council resolutions are attached. A number of reports regarding the Education Centre and Community Nursery were considered in between the two reports provided, however these were all associated with various prospective site reviews.

 

11.  Can I be advised the financial commitments and priorities for the Environmental Levy for the budget periods 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16.

 

As a requirement of the Environment Levy funding, Council is required to provide a detailed cost report of the spending of the Environment Levy in the Annual Report. The information from the report is summarised in the table below.

 

Description of works*

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16 (estimate)

Education, consultants and coordination

$439,226

$418,354

$450,000

Bush Regeneration Maintenance

$279, 848

$305,856

$310,000

New bushland and riparian restoration works

$414,286

$400,105

$600,000

Total

$1,151,360

$1,124,315

$1,360,000

*includes salary costs

 

The annual report information for 2014/15 is currently being prepared.

 

In addition, $80,000 has been allocated per project for the following bush regeneration project sites for 2015/16:

 

·    Lot 10 Heathcote Road (Area 2), Holsworthy;

·    Blamfield Oval (Area 2), Ashcroft;

·    Glen Regent Reserve (Tom Way) (Area 2), Glen Regent;

·    Tepper Park (Area 3), Liverpool;

·    Dwyer Oval (Area 2), Warwick Farm;

·    Mannix Park (Area 3), Heckenberg;

·    Clinches Pond (Area 1), Moorebank; and

·    Bill Anderson Park (Area 1), Kemps Creek.

 

 

 

 

JRPP

 

1.    Can I be advised of the usual process of applications that come to Council that meet the criteria to be assessed by the JRPP or Department of Planning?

Development applications with a capital investment value in excess of $20m are required to be determined by the JRPP.

Development Applications required to be determined by the JRPP undertake the following process:

 

a.    The JRPP is notified of the lodgement of any application which meets the criteria of being determined by the JRPP.

 

b.    Upon initial assessment of the application by the assessing officer, a meeting is held with the JRPP and Council officers, whereby the Panel is briefed on the application including any preliminary matters which have been identified. This is also an opportunity for the Panel to relay any concerns to Council officers raised with respect to the application upon initial review of the application and supporting documentation. The specific concerns raised by the Panel at this meeting are required to be considered as part of the assessment of the application. 

 

This meeting is not a public meeting, however the chair of the Panel may agree to allow the Applicant to make representations at this meeting. 

 

c.    Upon completion of the assessment of the application, the assessment report including the recommendation made by Council officers is submitted to the JRPP who publish on the NSW Planning and Environment website, the officers report and supporting documentation submitted with the application one 7 days before the scheduled determination meeting. 

 

d.    At the JRPP determination meeting, the Panel, Council officers, the Applicant and their representatives and objectors/members of the public are invited to speak for or against the application. The Applicant may also be asked to clarify certain matters raised by the Panel in respect to the application. 

 

e.    While this is a public meeting, a closed session is held with the Panel and Council staff to discuss or clarify any matters, prior to reconvening the public meeting where the Panel will advise of the determination of the application which can either be an approval or refusal. The Panel may also choose to defer the determination of the application subject to further information being provided. If an application is deferred, a further determination meeting is held pending receipt of further information or clarification as outlined by the Panel.

 

 

 

2.    What input is sought from the elected Council before these reports are provided to the JRPP?

Prior to the establishment of the Planning and Development Committee, there was no formal process for seeking the input of Councillors prior to the determination of a JRPP application.

 

3.    How are Councillors advised of applications that meet the criteria to go the JRPP?

 

There is currently no formal process in place whereby Councillors are advised of the applications being referred to the JRPP for determination.  The newly established Planning and Development Committee provides a forum for major applications, including those to be determined by the JRPP, to be discussed with Councillors prior to a JRPP determination hearing.  Note all development applications are published on Council’s eplanning portal and those subject to determination by the JRPP are identified as such in the application description.

 

However, to ensure Councillors are kept informed of the progress of JRPP applications, a similar process to that used for IHAP reports will be introduced.  Councillors will be advised by Memo of all applications listed for JRPP hearings and determination meetings at least one week prior to the meeting.

 

4.    If this process has recently changed given the Planning and Development Committee, please provide information on the previous process and any changes thereto?

See comments for (4) above.

 

5.    What notification is provided to Councillors that applications are to be forwarded to the JRPP?

See comments for (4) above.

 


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ITEM NO:      QWN 02

FILE NO:        177335.2015

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti

 

Please address the following:

 

In relation to Westfield Liverpool

 

1.   What are the approved trading hours?

 

2.   Do the stalls that pop up and generally located in the walk ways have DA approval?

 

3.   Council was to have discussions with their management to resolve some traffic issues. Did this occur and what was the outcome?

 

In relation to food premises inspections required to be undertaken by Council:

 

1.   Are we on track to ensure that all food premises will be inspected this calendar year?

 

2.   In relation to fire safety audits/inspections

 

3.   Are we up to date in this area?

 

In relation to Construction Certificates, Councillors at a workshop were given a presentation on new measures put in place to increase the number of construction certificates we issue.

 

Can an update be provided on how that is tracking since that presentation?

 

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the August 2015 Business Papers.

 

Note: At the meeting it was requested that the response to these questions be provided to all Councillors as soon as they are ready.


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ITEM NO:      QWN 03

FILE NO:        180399.2015

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Stanley

 

Please address the following:

 

Sometime ago there was plans and public consultation completed for the Casula Parklands (the piece of land in front of the Casula Power House towards Liverpool, there was also funding secured from the State Government for the project.

 

1.  How much was the funding?

 

2.  Is it still held for this project?

 

3.  Can a copy of those plans and consultation please be provided?

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the August 2015 Business Papers

    

 

 


 

Clr Shelton left the Chambers at 9.53pm.

Council In Closed Session

 

ITEM NO:      CONF 01

FILE NO:        148903.2015

SUBJECT:     Community Representation - Liverpool Council's Economic Development and Events Committee

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Approve the recommended candidates, viz:

·    Justine Guest

·    Michelle Caruso

·    Karress Rhodes

·    Tracey Lentell

·    Robynne Cooke

·    Sharvek Naidu

·    Maryanne Munro

·    Tony Atkins

 

2.   Amend the Economic Development and Events Committee Charter to allow for up to eight community representatives.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Waller                Seconded: Clr Stanley

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

Amendment                                    Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Mayor Mannoun

 

That Council:

 

1.   Approve the following candidates, viz:

·    Justine Guest

·    Michelle Caruso

·    Karress Rhodes

·    Tracey Lentell

·    Robynne Cooke

·    Sharvek Naidu

·    Maryanne Munro

·    Tony Atkins

·           Garry O’Neill

 

2.   Amend clause 8.3d) of the Economic Development and Events Committee Charter to allow for up to nine community representatives.

 

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


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ITEM NO:      CONF 02

FILE NO:        165977.2015

SUBJECT:     Appointment of Community and Industry Representatives to the Environment Advisory Committee (EAC)

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council appoints the following representatives to the Environment Advisory Committee in accordance with the terms of their appointment in the EAC Charter.

 

Community representatives:

·    Ian Bailey;

·    Robert Storey;

·    Jim Dimovski;

·    Signe Westerberg; and

·    Stephen Dobell-Brown.

 

Industry Representative:

·    Tony Wales –Georges River Riverkeeper.

 

Environment Group Representatives:

·    Jeff Webster – Voyager Point Environment Group; and

·    Paul Silato – Clinches Pond Environment Group.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Waller                Seconded: Clr Stanley

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 

 


 

Clr Shelton returned to the Chambers at 9.58pm.

 

ITEM NO:      CONF 03

FILE NO:        169454.2015

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

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Approves the acquisition of Lot 1104 DP 2475, 75 Fifth Avenue, Austral, for the price and terms outlined in the confidential attachment;

 

2.    Upon settlement of the acquisition, classifies Lot 1104 DP 2475, 75 Fifth Avenue, Austral, being acquired as 'Operational' land;

 

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

 

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved:Clr Hadchiti              Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That this item be discussed in closed session at the end of the meeting.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CONF 04

FILE NO:        169805.2015

SUBJECT:     Proposed easement for underground electricity cables over Lot 1 and 2 DP 1069920 and Lot 1 DP 239334, Sydney Road, Warwick Farm, known as 'Military Reserve'

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Grants an easement for underground electricity cables to Endeavour Energy over Lot 1 and 2 DP 1069920 and Lot 1 DP 239334, Sydney Road, Warwick Farm, known as ‘Military Reserve’ as outlined in the confidential report;

 

 

 

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

 

3.   Authorises the relevant documentation necessary for the formalisation of the easement to be signed under Power of Attorney by Council's delegated officer.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 


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ITEM NO:      CONF 05

FILE NO:        167345.2015

SUBJECT:     Tender WT2443 - Construction of City Centre Trunk Drainage Works Elizabeth Street between George and College Streets, Liverpool

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council: 

 

1.    Accepts the Tender from Civil Construction Pty Ltd for WT2443 – Construction of City Centre Trunk drainage works in Elizabeth Street between George and College streets, Liverpool for lump sum contract price of $2,953,680 GST exclusive.

 

2.    Makes public its decision regarding Tender WT2443 – Construction of City Centre Trunk drainage works in Elizabeth Street between George and College streets, Liverpool.

 

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

 

4.   Keeps confidential the details supplied in this report containing information on the     submissions received, pursuant to the provisions of Section 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 Harle                  Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 


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ITEM NO:      CONF 06

FILE NO:        171339.2015

SUBJECT:     Proposed Easement for Underground Cables over Lots 15 & 16 in DP1129945 known as Light Horse Park in Liverpool, Lot 13 in DP247485 known as Mill Park in Liverpool and Lot 11 in DP881265 known as Helles Park in Moorebank.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Grants an easement for underground electricity cables to Endeavour Energy over Lots 15 & 16 in DP1129945 known as Light Horse Park in Liverpool, Lot 13 in DP247485 known as Mill Park in Liverpool and Lot 11 in DP881265 known as Helles Park in Moorebank, as outlined in this confidential Report;

 

2.   Keeps confidential this Report pursuant to the provisions of Sections 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

 

3.   Authorises the relevant documentation necessary for the formalisation of the easement to be signed under Power of Attorney by Council’s delegated officer.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Stanley

 

That this item be deferred pending investigation of an alternative location for the easement so it does not go through the middle of the park.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CONF 07

FILE NO:        168909.2015

SUBJECT:     RCL2452 Trade Services - Steel Fabricataion, Fencing, Glazing

 

RECOMMENDATION

That Council: 

1.    Accept the Tenders from the below listed tenderers for each trade service for RCL2452 Provision of Trade Services for Steel Fabrication, Fencing and Glazing for an initial two (2) year contract term with the option of extending 3 x 12 months.

STEEL FABRICATION SERVICES

·      Fabrication Services Pty Ltd

·      A.G & G Engineering Pty Limited

·      Lamond Contracting Pty Ltd

 

       FENCING SERVICES

·      Amrod Pty Limited

·      Top Job Installations Pty Ltd

·      Lamond Contracting Pty Ltd

·      Northern Fencing Specialist Pty Ltd

 

       GLAZING SERVICES

·      Gough Family Holdings

·      O’Brien Glass

2.    Makes public its decision regarding tender RCL2452 Provision of Trade Services for Steel Fabrication, Fencing and Glazing

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

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

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Harle

 

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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ITEM NO:      CONF 08

FILE NO:        172570.2015

SUBJECT:     Tender WT2463 - Lift Renewal Works at 33 Moore Street, Liverpool

 

RECOMMENDATION

That Council: 

1.    Accepts the alternative Tender from Kone Elevators Pty Ltd for Tender WT2463 –Lift Renewal Works at 33 Moore Street, Liverpool at the GST exclusive price of $990,000.

2.    Makes public its decision regarding Tender WT2463 – Lift Renewal Works at 33 Moore Street, Liverpool.

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

4.    Keeps confidential the details supplied in this report containing information on the submissions received, pursuant to the provisions of Section 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 Balloot               Seconded: Clr Waller

 

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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ITEM NO:      CONF 09

FILE NO:        172576.2015

SUBJECT:     Tender WT2462 - Mechanical Services Replacement Works at 33 Moore Street, Liverpool

 

RECOMMENDATION

That Council: 

1.    Accepts the Tender from Ram Air Conditioning Pty Ltd for Tender WT2462 – Mechanical Services Replacement Works at 33 Moore Street, Liverpool at the GST exclusive price of $1,534,700.

2.    Allocates additional funding of $109,700 to this project.

3.    Makes public its decision regarding Tender WT2462 – Mechanical Services Replacement Works at 33 Moore Street, Liverpool.

 

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

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

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.


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ITEM NO:      CONF 10

FILE NO:        176005.2015

SUBJECT:     Tender RCL2327 - Horticultural Materials and Parks Services

 

RECOMMENDATION

That Council: 

1.   Accept the Tender from the following tenderers as part of a Recognised Contractor Listing for RCL2327 - Horticultural Materials and Parks Services for an initial two year contract term with the option of extending it by 3 x 12 months. 

·   Alco Pump Maintenance Pty Ltd

·   Astec Mulch Pty Limited

·   Austec Irrigation & Garden Supplies Pty Ltd

·   Benedict Sand & Gravel

·   Evergreen Turf Australia Unit Trust

·   Garden Growing Solutions Pty Ltd

·   Grae's Grass N Gardens

·   Green Options

·   JSC Maintenance Service

·   Lamond Contracting Pty Ltd

·   M Collins & Sons (Contractors) Pty Ltd

·   Qualturf Pty Ltd

·   Solid Ground Landscaping Pty Ltd

·   Manoeuvre Mow PLTA Cobbitty Turf

·   The Green Horticultural Group Pty Ltd

·   Veljohn Pty Ltd

 

2.   Pursuant to clause 178(3) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, enter into negotiations with select companies that have the capability to supply the items listed below for which no offer was received:

 

          2.1.12 Mulch supply & delivery 15mm pine bark nuggets 15m3

          2.1.12 Mulch supply & delivery red chip 15m3

          2.1.13 Mulch supply & delivery cypress 15m3

3.   Makes public its decision regarding tender RCL2327 - Horticultural Materials and Parks Services.

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

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted with the following amendment:

 

·         Remove Magnolia Grandiflora from the planting list.

·         Consider appropriate locations for deciduous trees.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 


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ITEM NO:      CONF 11

FILE NO:        177429.2015

SUBJECT:     Tender ST2442 - Acceptance and Disposal of Waste

 

RECOMMENDATION

That Council: 

1.    Accept the below listed tenders, in order of preference (ranking) for an initial three (3) year contract term with the option of extending 2 x 12 month periods

 

RANK

COMPANY

Category 2.1 & 2.2 – Waste from street sweeping and general cleaning 

1

Benedict Recycling

2

Dial a Dump

Category 2.4 – Waste collected from maintenance of gardens and trees

1

Dial a Dump

2

Hi-Quality Recycling

Category 2.5 a and b  – Waste Tyres - Car and Truck

1

Benedict Recycling

Category 2.5 c – Waste tyres – Earthmoving

1

Dial a Dump

Category 2.6  – Mixed asphalt and road base/aggregate

1

Fairfield City Council

2

 

3

Dial a Dump

4

Hi-Quality Recycling

5

Benedict Recycling

Category 2.7 & 2.8 - Concrete with/without steel reinforcement

1

Fairfield City Council

2

Hi-Quality Recycling

3

 

4

Dial a Dump

5

Benedict Recycling

Category 2.9 - Silty clay 

1

Hi-Quality Recycling

2

Benedict Recycling

Category 2.10 - Silty clay mixed with asphalt, road base/aggregate, bricks

1

Hi-Quality Recycling

2

Benedict Recycling

Category 2.11 - Waste collected by de-silting activities from stormwater canals

1

Benedict Recycling

2

Dial a Dump

 

2.    Pursuant to clause 178(3) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, enter into negotiations with select companies that have the capability to supply items 2.3 waste from litter bins and animal waste as no offers were received for these items.

3.    Makes public its decision regarding tender ST2442 - Acceptance and Disposal of Waste.

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

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Stanley

 

That the recommendation be adopted with the following amendments:

 

·         Removal of the organisation listed in Category 2.6 as number 2 and categories 2.7 & 2.8 as number 3 (subject to no legal consequences) and any further references to that company.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

 


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ITEM NO:      NOM 06

FILE NO:        177671.2015

SUBJECT:     Jobskills Workshops for Baby Boomers

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Investigate the demand and feasibility of providing free workshops for resident baby boomers to upgrade their job skills using modern technology.

 

2.   Report back findings of the study by October 2015.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Balloot               Seconded: Clr Ristevski

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

Foreshadowed motion:       Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Waller

 

That Council receives and notes the Chief Executive Officer’s Comment (to the Notice of Motion) as published below.

 

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

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S COMMENT

 

Council’s Economic Development and Events Committee would be an appropriate vehicle to consider this issue in the first instance. Council through its library services already provides the following technology training to older residents:

 

·         The Broadband for Seniors program involves training in computer basics and use of the internet. It is a two hourly workshop run weekly.

 

·         Tech Savvy Seniors is a series of 12 workshops; four each in Hindi, Arabic and Chinese covering the same themes as Broadband for Seniors. Trainers are provided by the Ethnic Community Council of NSW and the workshops are run at the Liverpool Library.

 

·         Each Liverpool Library branch offers Free Computer Training @ Your Local Library workshops. These are two hour sessions, run weekly. They are broad courses for computer, email, internet and social media training, with a question and answer session.

 

David Sharman, Manager Library and Museum Services will arrange for the Committee to be provided with a presentation on the nature of this training and how the service is promoted to and accessed by residents. The Commonwealth Department of Employment also runs a number of incentive programs for employers to engage and train older people. Arrangements will also be made for the Department to present to the Committee on their services.


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ITEM NO:      NOM 07

FILE NO:        179294.2015

SUBJECT:     Orthodox Interfaith Lunch - Saint Ilija Day 2 August 2015

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Increase the budget to $20,000. The full amount may not be needed however as it's the first Orthodox Interfaith event, we want to accommodate everyone that wants to attend via RSVP. This is to allow a buffer should we get an overwhelming response in attendance.

 

2.   Acknowledges the great work that Alyson Infanti and other staff have provided in organising the event.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Ristevski           Seconded: Mayor Mannoun

 

That Council add a further $29,150 to Council’s budget to cover the cost of $40,650 for the event for the 500 expected guests, as detailed in the Chief Executive Officer’s Comments (to the Notice of Motion) published below.

 

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

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S COMMENT

 

Council has a budget of $25,000 for Interfaith events. To date, $13,500 was spent on the Ramadan interfaith event on 11 July 2015, leaving $11,500 in the budget. We have received 500 rsvp’s to attend the Orthodox lunch on Sunday 2 August.

 

The capacity has been capped at 500. The cost of the event for 500 guests (which includes costs for a 3 course meal, soft drinks, alcohol, band and photographer) is $40,650. As such, if Council was to support the event at this level, an additional $29,150 will be required to be added to Council’s budget.


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ITEM NO:      NOM 08

FILE NO:        179425.2015

SUBJECT:     Roads & Development

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Where possible ensure that DCP roads are provided in early stages of developments especially where the development borders a DCP road and held by the same owner.

 

2.   Ensure new access or access upgrades are provided to any areas of development which have limited access or access that will struggle with the new development.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      NOM 09

FILE NO:        179496.2015

SUBJECT:     Trooper Lu's Garage Community Open Day

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Write to Justin Chisolm congratulating him and his team on a successful event.

 

2.   Discuss the possibilities of Council's involvement in next years event.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

Foreshadowed motion:       Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Stanley

 

That Council receives and notes Chief Executive Officer’s comments (to the Notice of Motion) as published below.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion (moved by Clr Hadchiti) was declared CARRIED and the forshadowed motion (moved by Clr Shelton) lapsed.

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER COMMENT

 

On the 27th of June 2015, local motorcycle dealer Trooper Lu’s held their third community open day on their premises attracting an audience of 3000 people, many of whom travelled from Greater Sydney to attend the event at Heathcote Road, Moorebank.  The event was supported by several external organisations and businesses, such as members of the NSW rural fire service who ran a sausage sizzle on the day, and also Yamaha Australia who assisted in obtaining significant draw cards in bike displays from recent film, Mad Max Fury Road.

 

The event attracted a broad demographic of families, youth and mature patrons, and was positively received by the crowd – gaining a significant social media footprint and strong media exposure on Network Ten’s channel ONE.

 

Event organisers have requested stronger involvement from Liverpool City Council for next years’ event. They would like this in the form of providing children’s entertainment such as face painting, balloon bending and jumping castles. They have also requested a visible Council presence through holding a Council information tent to promote the Liverpool LGA.

 

Council continuously aims to support and encourage local businesses to further strengthen the economic and cultural landscape of Liverpool Local Government Area. Such endeavours often involve providing support for externally managed events that aid in reinforcing the image of Liverpool as a safe, vibrant destination. The provision of the services requested above would cost in the region of $2,000 - $4,000 depending on the complexity of the entertainment. Considering the reputational and economic benefits that events like this can deliver, it would be appropriate for this request to be considered through the Corporate Sponsorship process.


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ITEM NO:      NOM 10

FILE NO:        179627.2015

SUBJECT:     Sydney P.A.C. Fest 2015

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Write to Jessica Sevealli, Chairperson of The Sydney PACFest committee and Executive Director Annie Rogers congratulating them and the team on a successful festival.

 

2.   Have early discussions with the PACFest committee in an attempt to secure the 2016 festival in Liverpool. 

 

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.

 

 


RESCISSION MOTION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Ristevski           Seconded:  Clr Hadchiti

 

That the resolution (which was adopted earlier at this meeting, see pages 29 – 32 of these minutes) relating to Item DCC 01: Grants, Donations and Sponsorships be rescinded.

 

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

 

As such, Item DCC 01 was re-considered as shown below.

 

 

ITEM NO:

DCC 01

FILE NO:

089694.2015

SUBJECT:

Donations, Grants and Sponsorships

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Ristevski           Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council:

 

1.   Endorses the Financial Contribution Panel's recommendations for the provision of $15,000 (GST exclusive) under the Community Donations Program as summarised in the table below:

 

          Community Grants Program

Applicant Name

Project Name

Amount

Australian Foundation for Disability             

Cultural Music and Dance Therapy Workshops for People with a Disabilities

$4,000

Gurkha Nepalese Community (GNC) Inc.         

Gurkha Nepalese Community 17th Soccer Competition

$5,000

Think & DO Tank Foundation Ltd.

A Gathering Place

$5,000

 

Youth Donations Program

 

 

Applicant Name

Project Name

Amount

Hani Gamildien

Intercultural Study Tour

$500

Hasibe Aysenur Odemis

Intercultural Study Tour

$500

 

 

2.   Approves the provision of $30,000 (GST exclusive) under the Corporate Sponsorship Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant name

Amount

Shining Star Events P/L

$3,000

South West Metro Aboriginal Football Club

$2,500

Thomas Hassall Anglican college

$2,500

World Fusion of Cultures Inc.

$1,000

Australian Turf Club

$5,000

Pacific World International

$5,000

Fiji Australia Sports Association

$3,000

Pakistan Multicultural Services of Australia

$3,000

Western Suburbs District Rugby League Club

$5,000

 

3. The Corporate Sponsorship Program grants be increased with the CPI each year.

 

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

 


CLOSED SESSION

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded:  Clr Balloot

 

1.    That Council move into Closed Session to consider CONF 03: Acquisition of Lot 1104 DP 2475, 75 Fifth Avenue, Austral, for open space purposes.

 

2.    Pursuant to Section 10A(1)-(3) of the Local Government Act 1993, the media and public to be excluded from the meeting on the basis that the business to be considered is classified confidential under the provisions of:

 

●     10A(2)(c) information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

 

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

 

Council moved into Closed Session at 10.33pm.

 

The public and media left the Chambers.


 

ITEM NO:

CONF 03

FILE NO:

169454.2015

SUBJECT:

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

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Approves the acquisition of Lot 1104 DP 2475, 75 Fifth Avenue, Austral, for the price and terms outlined in the confidential attachment;

 

2.    Upon settlement of the acquisition, classifies Lot 1104 DP 2475, 75 Fifth Avenue, Austral, being acquired as 'Operational' land;

 

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

 

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton    Seconded: Clr Stanley 

 

That Council:

 

1.    Approves the acquisition of Lot 1104 DP 2475, 75 Fifth Avenue, Austral, for the price and terms outlined in the confidential attachment;

 

2.    Upon settlement of the acquisition, classifies Lot 1104 DP 2475, 75 Fifth Avenue, Austral, being acquired as 'Community' land;

 

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

 

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

 

Amendment:                         Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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


89

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That Council move out of Closed Session and into Open Council.

 

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

 

Council moved into Open Session at 10.45pm.

 

The Mayor read out the resolution relating to CONF 03 which was considered in Closed Session.

 

 

THE MEETING CLOSED AT 10.47pm.

 

 

<Signature>

Name: Ned Mannoun

Title:     Mayor

Date:     26 August 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 July 2015. I confirm that Council has adopted these Minutes as a true and accurate record of the meeting.