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Ordinary Council Meeting

26 August 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Francis Greenway Centre

170 George Street

Liverpool


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You are hereby notified that an Ordinary Council Meeting of Liverpool City Council will be held at the Francis Greenway Centre, 170 George Street, Liverpool on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 commencing at 6.00pm. Doors to the Francis Greenway Centre will open at 5.45pm.

 

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

 

Text Box:
 

 

 


Carl Wulff

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

 


 

 

 


Order of Business

 

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Opening

Prayer

Apologies 

Condolences

Confirmation of Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting held on 29 July 2015...................................................................... 9

Declarations of Interest

Public Forum

Mayoral Report

NIL

Notices of Motion Of Rescission

NIL

Notices of Motion

NOM 01          Small Business Workshops............................................................................ 97......... 1

NOM 02          Domestic Violence in Liverpool LGA.............................................................. 99......... 2

NOM 03          Liverpool Bowling Club Site ......................................................................... 102......... 3

NOM 04          Orthodox Interfaith Lunch 2016.................................................................... 108......... 4

NOM 05          Pensioner Rate Rebates............................................................................... 110......... 5

NOM 06          Mayoral Charity Ball 2016............................................................................ 112......... 6

NOM 07          Bin Cycle....................................................................................................... 114......... 7

NOM 08          Low Kill Animal Policy................................................................................... 116......... 8

NOM 09          Cleaning Tender............................................................................................ 118......... 9

NOM 10          Council and Executive Support.................................................................... 120....... 10

NOM 11          Current Media Policy.................................................................................... 122....... 11

NOM 12          Christian Orthodox Interfaith Lunch of the 2nd of August 2015................... 124....... 12

NOM 13          Media releases of Liverpool Councils negotiations with the Wests Tigers Rugby League Football Club................................................................................................. 127....... 13

Motions of Urgency

NIL

Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel Report

IHAP 01          Proposed use of site for container depot at 77 Governor Macquarie Drive, Chipping Norton (Lot 38 DP 17311)............................................................................. 129....... 14

Development Application Determination Report

NIL

Chief Executive Officer Report

NIL

Business Improvement Report

NIL

Chief Financial Officer

CFO 01           Nomination for Liverpool City Council member on Luddenham Quarry Community Consultative Committee............................................................................... 136....... 15

CFO 02           Local Government NSW Annual Conference.............................................. 139....... 16

CFO 03           Investment Report July 2015........................................................................ 144....... 17

CFO 04           Minor Amendment to Civic Expenses and Facilities Policy......................... 157....... 18

CFO 05           Budget Review - June 2015 (to be provided in Addendum Booklet)

City Presentation Report

NIL

Community and Culture Report

DCC 01          Donations, Grants and Sponsorships........................................................... 177....... 19

DCC 02          Revocation of No Smoking In Public Places Policy.................................... 194....... 20

DCC 03          Safety Audit Report conducted at Parks in Wattle Grove............................ 204....... 21

Economic Development Report

DEE 01           Review of Town Improvement Fund (now known as City Development Fund) 238   22

Infrastructure and Environment Report

DIEN 01          Managing Stormwater Quality...................................................................... 245....... 23

Planning and Growth Report

DPG 01          Draft LLEP 2008 (Amendment 37) - Heritage Listing of the Defence National Storage and Distribution Centre........................................................................................ 249....... 24

DPG 02          Draft Social Impact Assessment Policy and Draft LDCP 2008 (Amendment 19) - Post-public exhibition............................................................................................. 291....... 25

DPG 03          Review of Permit Parking Policy.................................................................. 306....... 26

DPG 04          Recommendation to refuse application for rezoning of 1 and 67 Orange Grove Road, Liverpool........................................................................................................ 325....... 27

DPG 05          Protection of the Environment Operations (POEO (Clean Air)) Amendment (Heaters and Fireplaces) Regulation 2015......................................................................... 330....... 28

DPG 06          Changes to the Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel Charter........ 344....... 29

DPG 07          Business Case to Attend Infor Public Sector User Forum........................... 352....... 30

DPG 08          2015-16 Operational Plan and Budget - Proposed new fees and charges - 3D images for new development in the city centre.............................................................. 362....... 31

 

Property and Commercial Development Report

NIL

Committee Reports

CTTE 01         Minutes Aboriginal Consultative Committee Meeting held on the  5 August 2015    367 32

CTTE 02         Minutes of Badgerys Creek Airport Taskforce meeting held 5 August 2015 375        33

CTTE 03         Minutes of the No Intermodal Committee meeting held on 4 August 2015. 380....... 34

CTTE 04         Minutes of Heritage Advisory Committee Meeting held on 3 August 2015. 385....... 35

CTTE 05         Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 22 July 2015...... 405....... 36

CTTE 06         Minutes of Building Our New City Committee meeting held 5 August 2015 408....... 37

CTTE 07         Minutes of Economic Development and Events Committee meeting held 5 August 2015                                                                                                                       414....... 38

CTTE 08         Minutes of Liverpool Access Committee Meeting held on 9 July 2015....... 422....... 39

CTTE 09         Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Meeting held on Tuesday 4 August, 2015  429 40

CTTE 10         Minutes of the Planning and Development Committee Meeting held on 5 August 2015                                                                                                                       436....... 41

Questions with Notice

QWN 01         Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti............................................................... 443....... 42

QWN 02         Question with Notice - Clr Stanley................................................................ 445....... 43

QWN 03         Question with Notice - Clr Harle................................................................... 450....... 44

QWN 04         Question with Notice - Clr Stanley................................................................ 452....... 45  

Council in Closed Session

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

 

CONF 01   Acquisition of part Lot 3149 DP 1190525, 130 Flynn Avenue, Middleton Grange for drainage and open space purposes

Reason:     Item CONF 01 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(c) of the Local Government Act because it contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

 

CONF 02   Proposed reclassification, rezoning and disposal of Lot 4 DP 1007383, Owl Place, Green Valley

Reason:     Item CONF 02 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(c) of the Local Government Act because it contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

 

 

 
CONF 03   Key Sites Master Planning Steering Committee Minutes from Meeting held 4 August 2015

Reason:     Item CONF 03 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(c) of the Local Government Act because it contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.  

 

CONF 04   The Tender for the Liverpool Engagement Strategy (to be provided in Confidential Addendum Booklet)

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

 

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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.

 

 

  1. 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.

 


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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.

 

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

 

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

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 


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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

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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:

 

 

 

 

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.

 

  1. 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.

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.

 

 

 

 


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 01

Small Business Workshops

 

Strategic Direction

Vibrant Prosperous City

Assist exiting businesses to grow, innovate and become more competitive

Key Policy

Economic Development Strategy

File Ref

178235.2015

Author

Gus Balloot - Deputy Mayor

 

 

Background

 

The purpose of this motion is to instill more confidence and professionalism in small business in Liverpool. This would raise the standards and appearances of shops and reduce the amount of casual leases being taken up in the area

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council provide free small business workshops for local businesses which can provide up to date and effective training and solutions to common problems facing small business today.

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S COMMENT

 

The NSW Government funds a Business Advisory Service to provide assistance to prospective and existing small businesses. This service is delivered to Liverpool via the South West Business Enterprise Centre who have an outlet in Liverpool. The NSW Government also has a comprehensive Small Business toolkit on the Office of the Small Business Commissioner website that covers a range of small business information needs.   The Economic Development Unit of Council will be running Small Business Week during September where these services will be highlighted and a number of relevant workshops run.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

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

Facilitate economic development.

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

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.

Civic Leadership and Governance

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

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

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

Deliver services that are customer focused.

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 02

Domestic Violence in Liverpool LGA

 

Strategic Direction

Liveable Safe City

Improve the community’s sense of safety in Liverpool

Key Policy

Community Safety and Crime Prevention Strategy

File Ref

178258.2015

Author

Gus Balloot - Deputy Mayor

 

 

Background

 

The purpose of this motion is to investigate what Council is doing, and can do about domestic violence in the Liverpool LGA.

 

The benefits are a better and healthier family and social life style with less social, medical and economic problems.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council investigate how chronic domestic violence is in the community, and liaise with women’s support groups in the Liverpool LGA on what Council can do to assist in counteracting domestic violence.

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S COMMENT

 

Council is committed to improving the health and safety of women as part of building stronger families and communities. One way we achieve this is through the delivery of domestic violence initiatives as identified in Council’s Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan 2013-2017.

 

The Plan details Council’s commitment in preventing and reducing domestic violence through the following initiatives:

 

·    16 Days of Activism: The campaign calls for an end to violence against women. Council provides in-kind support to local initiatives including information sessions, forums, morning breakfast and poster designing workshops for women who were victims of domestic violence.

 

·    White Ribbon Day: The White Ribbon Day campaign is held on 25 November each year as part of the 16 Days of Activism campaign. Council works closely with Liverpool Domestic Violence Liaison Committee to plan, deliver and evaluate local initiatives.  Furthermore, Council has provided a financial contribution to White Ribbon Day events through its Corporate Sponsorship Program.

 

·    Domestic Violence Factsheet: Council developed a Domestic Violence Factsheet in 2014 and translated the resource into five community languages. The factsheets were disseminated at local schools and shopping precincts. 

 

·    Liverpool Domestic Violence Liaison Committee: Council provides in-kind support to this Committee by way of attending regular meetings, providing advice on the needs of our community and developing and implementing programs based on consultation with local services that provide direct support to women experiencing domestic violence.

 

Nationally, one in three women will experience violence in an intimate relationship. From March 2014 to March 2015, 997 criminal incidents of assault related to domestic violence were recorded in the Liverpool Local Government Area (BOCSAR 2015). This represents the fourth highest rate of recorded domestic violence incidents in NSW after Blacktown, Penrith and Sydney.  

 

Failure to respond to domestic violence has a range of social, psychological and economic implications. For these reasons, Council continues to provide ongoing support and advocacy to reduce violence against women.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social and Cultural

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

Support policies and plans that prevent crime.

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

Promote community harmony and address discrimination.

Deliver high quality services for children and their families.

Civic Leadership and Governance

Foster neighbourhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

Facilitate the development of community leaders.

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

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

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

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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NOM 03

Liverpool Bowling Club Site

 

Strategic Direction

Proud Engaged City

Provide first class and iconic facilities and places

Key Policy

Heritage Strategy

File Ref

198171.2015

Author

Peter Ristevski - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

The Salvation Army of Liverpool do fantastic work within our LGA. The Salvation Army Liverpool were given access to The Liverpool Bowling Club following an arson attack on their premises in Memorial Ave. They were immediately able to respond to the urgent cry of the homeless by providing 150 meals over 3 days a week because the bowling club facility (which had been vacated some months prior to them moving there) allowed them to make a difference as its highly functional. The Salvation Army will now move back to their Memorial Ave premises this month, as they fought numerous battles, and had many conversations with Council requesting they stay, but all to no avail. Whilst they were in Bigge Park there was a place where many homeless could eat, shower, receive new clothing, blankets and meals. After showing an expression of interest to remain there in order to provide a service to the Homeless, disappointingly Council have decided to demolish the property in order to create a ten million dollar restaurant/community precinct.

 

The Salvation Army were informed that the shell in Bigge Park which has been turned into an Anzac Memorial would be demolished so people could get a better view of the heritage buildings now occupied by TAFE. The same shell has been boarded and painted up so as to get rid of the homeless which have now moved on to the Warren Service Way Car Park.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That:  

 

1.   Council calls for a full report on the Liverpool Bowling Club site and activities on that site to be tabled at the next Council meeting to enable the following questions to be answered:

 

a.   What will replace the Bowling Club?

 

b.   What are the social, economic and environmental impacts of this proposal and in particular parking and overshadowing issues?

 

 

c.   Why was the Salvation Army informed by Council to move out of the Liverpool Bowling Club as it would be demolished to make way for a $10M development?

 

d.   Why has this same development not been tabled in Council?

 

2.   In relation to the Music Shell in Bigge Park.

 

a.   What is Councils position on the Music Shell in Bigge Park which is part of our cultural heritage and has significance in term of being a significant Memorial to a prominent Liverpool Citizen?

 

b.   Has Council called for a public submission on the future of the Music Shell, if not, then Council calls for public submissions for the future of the Music Shell.

 

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S COMMENT

 

See below for responses to the questions raised in the Notice of Motion:

 

That:  

 

1.   Council calls for a full report on the Liverpool Bowling Club site and activities on that site to be tabled at the next Council meeting to enable the following questions to be answered:

 

a.   What will replace the Bowling Club?

Redeveloped Bigge Park

 

b.   What are the social, economic and environmental impacts of this proposal and in particular parking and overshadowing issues?

N/A

 

c.   Why was the Salvation Army informed by Council to move out of the Liverpool Bowling Club as it would be demolished to make way for a $10M development?

No, TSA occupation was only a temporary location during the repair/renovation of their existing facility in Liverpool. Refer attached media release.

 

d.   Why has this same development not been tabled in Council?

Bigge Park Redevelopment

 

2.   In relation to the Music Shell in Bigge Park.

 

a.   What is Councils position on the Music Shell in Bigge Park which is part of our cultural heritage and has significance in term of being a significant Memorial to a prominent Liverpool Citizen?

 

A heritage assessment report undertaken in 2014 found that the music shell is not of heritage significance.  The draft Bigge Park Conservation Management Plan prepared for Council by independent cultural heritage consultants also found that the music shell has little heritage significance.  The removal of the music shell will place a spotlight on one of Liverpool’s key heritage sites by providing unobstructed views through the park to the TAFE college (formerly Liverpool Hospital – a significant building, designed by Francis Greenway). The music shell has not been used for a long time.

 

The new design for Bigge Park is intended to ensure the park functions properly as Liverpool’s central park and is sensitive to the heritage of the precinct.

 

b.   Has Council called for a public submission on the future of the Music Shell, if not, then Council calls for public submissions for the future of the Music Shell.

 

There was not strong community feedback during the Building our new City consultation for the retention of the sound shell.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social and Cultural

Support policies and plans that prevent crime.

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

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

Civic Leadership and Governance

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

Foster neighbourhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

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

Deliver services that are customer focused.

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Media Response Salvation Army at Bowling Club 10 August 2015View  


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NOM 03

Liverpool Bowling Club Site

Attachment 1

Media Response Salvation Army at Bowling Club 10 August 2015

 


 


 


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 04

Orthodox Interfaith Lunch 2016

 

Strategic Direction

Healthy Inclusive  City

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

Key Policy

Multicultural Action Plan

File Ref

198234.2015

Author

Peter Ristevski - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

The first Orthodox Christian Interfaith lunch attracted the maximum capacity of 500 people. There were also over 200 people that unfortunately RSVP after the deadline and could not attend the event as a result.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Congratulate staff and in particular Alyson Infanti, Maree Stewart and Lauren Myers for their hard work and support of the event.

 

2.   Council write to the folk dancing groups Ilinden, Vardar and Izvor for donating their time in performing. Also write to the MC Zack Gulevski for giving up his time for the event.

 

3.   Congratulate Mayor Ned Mannoun, Councillors Sabrina Mamone, Gus Balloot, Peter Harle and Geoff Shelton for showing their support in attending the event.

 

4.   Write to the Liverpool Catholic Club and thanking them for their professionalism in catering for the event for all members of the community. 

 

5.   Council book Sunday 31 July 2016 at 12pm for the next Orthodox interfaith lunch.

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S COMMENT

 

In 2015 Council delivered two Interfaith events. Both have been excellent opportunities to bring the community together, to honour and celebrate our cultural differences while finding commonality over a shared meal. I also commend all staff who worked so hard on both events and thank the performers and members of the community who contributed to their success.

 

To ensure that we provide the most benefit to the community, and represent the many faiths that are proud to base themselves in Liverpool, I have directed staff to develop a policy to guide our delivery of Interfaith events. This policy will be presented to Councillors at a briefing and at a future Council meeting.

 

 In relation to making a booking for a 2016 Orthodox Interfaith lunch, we have investigated the availability of 31st July 2016 at the Liverpool Catholic Club. At this point, that date is not available as they already have bookings. Staff are currently working with the Club to determine alternative dates for Interfaith events.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social and Cultural

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

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

Promote community harmony and address discrimination.

Civic Leadership and Governance

Foster neighbourhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

Facilitate the development of community leaders.

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 05

Pensioner Rate Rebates

 

Strategic Direction

Liveable Safe City

Facilitate diverse and more affordable housing options

Key Policy

Section 575 of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW)

File Ref

208057.2015

Author

Peter Harle  - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

The maximum $250 pensioner rate rebate is legislated under Section 575 of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW). When introduced, this rebate represented about 30% of the total rates payable by a pensioner owned property. With the property rates increasing year on year, the percentage of rebate available to pensioners has reduced to 15%. I have received several representations from pensioners in the LGA requesting Council to lobby the State Government on their behalf asking for the rebate to be reviewed.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That the Council write to the Minister for Local Government lobbying  for a review of the maximum $250 pensioner rate rebate legislated under Section 575 of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW).

 

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S COMMENT

 

The NSW State Government is responsible to determine pensioner rate rebate and the cost is shared between the State and Councils on a 55%/ 45% split basis.  Based on current 8265 pensioners in the LGA, it is costing Council, in terms of lost revenue, $930k per year (8265 x $250 x .45). Any changes to the rebate will translate into additional cost to Council. As an example, if the State Government increases the pensioner rate rebate to $400, it will cost Council extra $558k (8265 x ($400 – $250) x .45) annually.

 

Councils can also offer, at its own cost, additional rebate to its pensioner residents. In this regard, Council had a resolution to offer an additional $100 rebate. Effective from 1st July 2005, this rebate was withdrawn and not made available to new pensioners. There are however 3612 old pensioners who are still enjoying $100 additional rebate. This legacy arrangement is costing Council $361k per annum. Should the Council contemplate to offer additional $100 to all its pensioner residents, it will cost an additional $465k per year. In view of increasing demand for services and sustainability issues faced by the Council, any change to current Council position is not recommended.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Any changes to the legislated pensioner rate rebate will cost the council 45% of the incremental monetary value.

Extension of Council rebate of $100 to all its pensioner ratepayers will cost additional $465k.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.

Civic Leadership and Governance

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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NOM 06

Mayoral Charity Ball 2016

 

Strategic Direction

Proud Engaged City

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

Key Policy

Events Strategy

File Ref

208423.2015

Author

Sabrina Mamone - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

In 2014, an Annual Charity Ball was put to council by Cllr Peter Ristevski and adopted.

 

The original motion named this ball the "Mayors and Councillors Annual Charity Ball" however during debate the words "and Councillors" was dropped from the motion.

 

The Annual event has been running successfully for the past two years raising approximately $50k in proceeds.

 

In 2014 the proceeds were given in equal portions to YADA and Cancer Wellness Centre.

 

This year the proceeds were given in equal portions to ShareCare and The Liverpool Hospital Trauma Unit.

 

A lot of time and effort goes into organising Charity Ball with many months of preparation as well as various assistance on the day of the event.

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Congratulate staff for their contribution

 

2.   Change the name of the annual Charity Ball to its original title "Mayor and Councillors Charity Ball"

 

3.   The proceeds of the 2016 Ball go to two Charity Organisation in equal portions being;

·    Miracle Babies Foundation

·    Salvation Army

 

 

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social and Cultural

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

Support access and services for people with a disability.

Deliver high quality services for children and their families.

Civic Leadership and Governance

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

Foster neighbourhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

Facilitate the development of community leaders.

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 07

Bin Cycle

 

Strategic Direction

Liveable Safe City

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

Key Policy

Strategic Maintenance Plan

File Ref

208476.2015

Author

Sabrina Mamone - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

Since June 2009 Council offered residents with three bins 1 Red Lid Bin, 1 Green Lid Bin and 1 Yellow Lid Bin.

 

Approximately 140,000 bins were distributed to 60,000 homes

 

The current bin pick-up cycle is;

Red Lid Bin weekly while Green & Yellow Lidded Bins fortnightly (on alternating roster).

 

Council is well known for it's meticulous recycling and is graded one of the highest in the state.

 

The material from the red lid (household waste) bin goes to Sita’s AWT facility at Kemps Creek, where 68% of the resources will be recovered and only 32% of this waste will go to landfill.

 

The material from the green lid (garden waste) bins are taken to Australian Native Landscape (ANL) facility where 100% of garden waste is converted to mulch and organics to be used as fertiliser.

 

The material from the yellow (recycling) bin is taken to Visy’s facility in Smithfield where it is mechanically sorted and fully recovered.

 

However, there have been some residents complaining that a fortnightly pickup for the yellow bin is not regular enough.

 

Council currently offers residents a second Yellow bin on request.

 

Council has recently, through the 'Street Naming Committee' determined unnamed streets acknowledging new addresses.

 

These newly named and numbered streets seem to have missed the bin collection cycle with some properties not even receiving bins from council.

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Investigate the cost of changing the pick-up cycle for the yellow bin from fortnightly to weekly.

 

2.   Determine the impact those costs will have to our 'Fit for the Future' studies.

 

3.   Insure that properties on any newly named streets within the Liverpool LGA, named by the 'Street Naming Committee', have bins and are included in the garbage pick-up cycle including Range Road, Cecil Park

 

4.   Report back to Council at the next council meeting.

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

Minimise household and commercial waste.

Enhance the environmental performance of buildings and homes.

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

Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.

Civic Leadership and Governance

Act as an environmental leader in the community.

Foster neighbourhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 08

Low Kill Animal Policy

 

Strategic Direction

Healthy Inclusive  City

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

Key Policy

Animal Management Policy

File Ref

208560.2015

Author

Sabrina Mamone - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

Since 14 June 2005 Council has had an 'Animal Management' policy.

 

Councils current document doesn't seem to provide a 'Low Kill' policy, meaning many healthy animals are being destroyed for no reason.

 

Council currently owns various animal shelters which habitats a variety of healthy animals. These animals would make perfect pets and are waiting to be adopted.

 

Council should endorse that families looking for a pet considers the adoption of an animal form one of the shelters in Liverpool.

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Review the current 'Animal Management' document to introduce and consider a 'Low Kill' Policy

 

2.   Include details, of healthy pets from Animal Shelters in Liverpool that are ready to be adopted, in the Council Monthly newsletter.

 

3.   Report back to council at the next Council Meeting on how a 'Low Kill Policy' affects the running of the animal shelters.

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.

Civic Leadership and Governance

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 09

Cleaning Tender

 

Strategic Direction

Leading Proactive Council

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

Key Policy

Workforce Management Plan

File Ref

208574.2015

Author

Anne Stanley - Councillor

 

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That:

 

1.   Council complete a tender for only those Cleaning services currently covered by contractors.

 

2.   Council Review the work which is currently completed by staff cleaners. This review must meaningfully engage with staff and the union with the view to retain the services of the in-house cleaning crew, and identify process and practice to find improvements.

 

3.   Council recognise the integral role Council's in house cleaners provide in supporting the business as they provide a  time critical best practice work and safety support for all areas of Council's service provision.

 

4.   A resolution of Council is required before any tender is considered, advertised or put to the market place that would potentially outsource staff positions.

 

5.   A resolution of Council is required before a tender may be advertised or submitted for cleaning services currently undertaken by in house staff.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.

Civic Leadership and Governance

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

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 10

Council and Executive Support

 

Strategic Direction

Leading Proactive Council

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

Key Policy

Workforce Management Plan

File Ref

208637.2015

Author

Anne Stanley - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

At a recent Council meeting there were changes made by the CEO to the organisation structure of Council and Executive Support areas. To better understand the roles in the area a report is requested detailing the roles and opportunities for the Mayor and Councillors to access support and the process require to request assistance.

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Provides a report detailing the roles, responsibilities and contact details of the staff who fill roles in Council and Executives Services team including the Mayoral office.

 

2.   Should the Mayor or Councillors require particular assistance such as secretarial or research support how and to whom should that support be requested?

 

3.   Puts into place now a process which sees all invitations and correspondence is provided to Councillors as soon as it is received.

 

4.    All invitations addressed to the Mayor and Councillors is sent to all Councillors as soon as it is received by the Mayoral office.

 

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.

Civic Leadership and Governance

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

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 11

Current Media Policy

 

Strategic Direction

Proud Engaged City

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

Key Policy

Communications Plan

File Ref

208680.2015

Author

Peter Harle  - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

In relation to Councils current 'Media Policy'; As per NOM-01 2009/0709 and subsequent amendments, the policy reads;

 

1.    "The group photo to be used, not the single Mayoral photo".

 

a.   Council recently erected signs at the Carnes Hill Precinct. The signs contained pictures of only the Mayor, including Council's Logo and plans of the precinct. Most of these signs have been removed.

 

b.   Currently Councils monthly Newsletter is distributed with a picture of the Mayor.

 

2.    "Any invitation sent from Council for events be addressed from “The Mayor and Councillors of Liverpool City Council."

 

a.   Currently all invitations sent from Council are addressed as “From the Mayor, Ned Mannoun and Councillors of Liverpool City Council.

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That:

 

1.    Council receives a report, by the next Council meeting on the following;

·    How many of the signs referred to above were initially erected at the Carnes Hill Precinct?

·    Who authorised the signs?

·    What was the cost of the signs?

·    Who paid for the signs? (i.e.; was “rate payers” money used to pay for these signs?

·    Did the originally erected signs comply with current Council Policy? (As per NOM-01 2009/0709 and subsequent amendments.)

·    Have there been any complaints regarding the installation of these signs and what were those complaints?

·    Were these signs removed due to community opposition?

·    Have all non-complying signs been removed and if not why not?

 

2.    Council modifies its existing media Policy to include;

·    In future, the traditional Mayoral Portrait is to be replaced by a Group Photo of all elected Councillors in recognition of their contribution during their term of office.

 

3.    All future invitations for events from Council be addressed as per the policy; "The Mayor and Councillors of Liverpool City Council" removing the words 'Ned Mannoun' from all invitations.

 

4.    Personal letters and the Mayoral Column are to be the only exceptions.

 

5.    The CEO investigates any breaches made due to this policy and reports to Council at the next council meeting.

 

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.

Civic Leadership and Governance

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

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

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 12

Christian Orthodox Interfaith Lunch of the 2nd of August 2015

 

Strategic Direction

Proud Engaged City

Strengthen and celebrate Liverpool’s unique community identity

Key Policy

Events Strategy

File Ref

208752.2015

Author

Peter Harle  - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

Council has been holding Interfaith events for the past two years;

 

1.   The 2nd Islamic Interfaith Dinner was held on the 11th July 2015 at the Skyview Lounge with approximately 250 guests and traditionally held during Ramadan.

 

2.   On the 2nd August 2015, known as St Elijah Day, Council held its first Christian Orthodox Interfaith Lunch at the Liverpool Catholic Club (LCC) catering for 600 guests.

 

3.   The Liverpool Catholic Club invoiced Council a standard rate which includes access to the clubs security personnel as part of the fee charged to Council.

 

Both events were successful and delivered a peaceful atmosphere.

 

However, at the Christian Orthodox Lunch the following occurred:

 

1.   Four external security guards were hired for this event.

 

2.   Several uniformed Police Officers, dressed in riot gear, arrived during the function causing concern to those attending.

 

3.   Previous Interfaith events did not include additional Private Security Guards and Police attendance.

 

4.   There has been some media coverage with complaints from this community regarding the presence of Private Security and the attendance of Police dressed in riot gear.

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

1.   Receives and Notes the comments.

2.   Reports back to council at the next General Council Meeting with the following;

a.   Who authorised the hire of external Private Security Guards and called the Police, dressed in Riot gear, to this event?

b.   When was the decision made to hire Private Security Guards and to call Police, dressed in Riot gear, and on what basis?

c.   If there were safety concerns surrounding the Christian Orthodox Interfaith Lunch, why were these not mentioned in the CEO's report in the July council meeting four days prior to the lunch?

d.   Were any threatening advances made to the Mayor, Councillors or distinguished guests during the Christian Orthodox Interfaith Lunch?

e.   Was the Christian Orthodox community consulted regarding concerns that may have been expressed at the presence of private security guards and Police dressed in riot gear?

f.    What was the total cost of hiring the Private Security Guards and how where these cost funded? i.e.; was Rate Payers money used to pay for this expense?

g.   Why were the “costs of hiring the Private Security Guards" not tabled at the 27th July Council Meeting four days prior to the Christian Orthodox Lunch as a “Notice of Motion” or an “Amendment to the Notice of Motion” that was raised by Clr Peter Ristevski?

h.   Has this set a precedent for future Liverpool City Council events requiring Private Security Guards and Police attendance and how does that impact on Council financially?

i.    Has council addressed all complaints made from the Christian Orthodox community in relation to the appearance of the Private Security Guards and Police dressed in Riot gear?

 

3.   The Mayor writes to all community leaders that attended apologising for the over-reaction of hiring the Private Security Guards and calling Police to the event prematurely.

 

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.

Civic Leadership and Governance

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

Foster neighbourhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

Facilitate the development of community leaders.

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

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

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 13

Media releases of Liverpool Councils negotiations with the Wests Tigers Rugby League Football Club

 

Strategic Direction

Leading Proactive Council

Lead partnerships and collaboration with community, business and governments

Key Policy

Property Strategy

File Ref

208761.2015

Author

Peter Harle  - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

1.    On approximately 29th of July 2015, the Mayor had media coverage on major TV programs and various newspapers.

 

2.    Based on the media coverage it appears Council had been in confidential discussion with the Wests Tigers Rugby League Football Club.

 

3.    As part of the Local Government Act and Councils Code of Conduct, Councillors are prohibited from discussing confidential items within committee meetings. 

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That:

 

1.   The matter is investigated under the delegation of the CEO via the Office of Local Government as to whether the Mayor broke any confidential agreements between Wests Tigers Rugby League Football Club and Liverpool City Council including any privacy legislation that Councillors are governed under. A report of findings of the investigation to be brought to Council as soon as possible.

 

2.   All media rights are to be suspended from the Mayor until a full investigation of this matter has taken place and is brought back to Council for determination.

 

3.   The Mayor writes to the Wests Tigers Rugby League Football Club apologising for the premature leak and for any complications the media release may have caused the club and any other agreements or discussions they may have been having with other stakeholders.

 

4.   Council receives a report outlining any damage caused and options available.

 

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.

Civic Leadership and Governance

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

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

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil   


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Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel Report

 

IHAP 01

Proposed use of site for container depot at 77 Governor Macquarie Drive, Chipping Norton (Lot 38 DP 17311)

 

Strategic Direction

Liveable Safe City

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

Key Policy

Urban Development Plans

File Ref

189413.2015

Report By

Shannon Rickersey - Team Leader Development Assessment

Approved By

Toni Averay - Director Planning & Growth

 

Property

77 Governor Macquarie Drive, Chipping Norton

Lot 38 DP 17311

Owner

Mr G Bernard, Mrs L Landro, Mrs M Bernard, G Bernard, Ms T Bernard, Mr P Bernard

Applicant

Michael Brown Planning Strategies

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council has received and considered Development Application DA-1895/2012 proposing the use of a site for a container depot at 77 Governor Macquarie Drive, Chipping Norton.  This application was lodged on 5 December 2012.

 

This application was referred to the 27 July 2015 meeting of the Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP) as the development received more than five unresolved submissions objecting to the proposal.  Sixteen (16) objections were received from 15 different persons objecting to the proposal.  The unresolved issues include stormwater design, flooding and filling of land.

 

The IHAP recommendation was to refuse the development application as the application had not provided adequate information in relation to those unresolved issues.

 

 


 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    That Council refuse DA-1895/2012 for the following reasons:

 

i.    The application has not adequately demonstrated compliance with the relevant environmental planning instruments pursuant to s79C(1)(a)(i) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

 

ii.    The application has not adequately demonstrated compliance with the relevant development control plan pursuant to s79C(1)(a)(ii) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

 

iii.   The application has not adequately demonstrated the likely impacts of the development pursuant to s79C(1)(b) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

 

iv.  The application has not adequately demonstrated the suitability of the site for the development pursuant to s79C(1)(c) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

 

v.   The application has not adequately demonstrated that the proposed development is in the public interest pursuant to s79C(1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

 

2.   Refers the matter of the unauthorised use of the site as a container depot to Council’s Community Standards Department for enforcement action.

 

Background

 

Council has received and considered Development Application DA-1895/2012 proposing the use of a site for a container depot at 77 Governor Macquarie Drive, Chipping Norton.

 

There is a history of customer service enquiries for the subject site.  The development application was lodged in response to enquiries from Council’s Building and Compliance staff initiated from a customer enquiry dated 8 October 2012.

 

Notice of Proposed Order 12 was served on the owners of 77 Governor Macquarie Drive on 26 May 2015 by Council.  The order is in relation to drainage matters and requires the owner to construct various items of drainage infrastructure.

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the endorsed Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP) Charter and Procedure, the proposal was referred to the IHAP for consideration as the proposed development received more than five unresolved submissions objecting to the proposal.  Sixteen (16) objections were received from 15 different persons objecting to the proposal.  The unresolved issues identified in submissions are as follows:

 

 

 

Issue 1 – Flooding of adjoining property

 

Concerns have been expressed regarding flooding that is experienced on the adjoining site at 21 – 27 Childs Road, Chipping Norton.

 

Comment

The application has not adequately addressed issues regarding flooding.

 

Issue 2 – Stormwater design

 

Concerns have been expressed regarding existing stormwater infrastructure on the site and the fact that it is not able to properly drain water.

 

Comment

The application has not provided an adequate stormwater design.

 

Issue 3 – Filling

 

Concerns have been expressed that illegal filling has been undertaken on the subject site which has exacerbated flooding problems in the area.

 

Comment

A Works-as-Executed survey has been requested for the previously approved filling on the site.  No survey has been submitted.

 

Issue 4 – Height of containers

 

Concerns have been expressed regarding the height of containers to be stored on the site and to previous incidents of containers falling.

 

Comment

Workcover has provided some feedback to the applicant and advised that the height of shipping containers shall be limited to a height of two containers around the perimeter of the site and be setback 4.5m from the property boundary.

 

Issue 5 – Noise and vibrations

 

A concern has been expressed that noise associated with the stacking of shipping containers is causing an impact on neighbouring properties.

 

Comment

The use is proposed in an existing industrial area that permits heavy industrial activities, as such the proposal would be required to comply with the NSW EPA Industrial Noise Guidelines.

 

 

The Site

 

The site is identified as 77 Governor Macquarie Drive, Chipping Norton, with a legal description of Lot 38 DP 17311.  The subject site is regular in shape, has a frontage of approximately 101 metres to Governor Macquarie Drive and a site area of 41,490m2.  An internal driveway services the site.

 

The area of the site identified for the use in this application is at the rear of the site in the eastern corner as shown in the figure below.  The site is located adjacent to existing industrial uses to the north, south and east and to residential properties to the west.

 

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

 

 

Childs Road

 

Area of site for proposed use

 

Governor Macquarie Drive

 

Figure 1: Aerial image of the subject site.

 

The subject site is located in an existing industrial area that is bordered by residential areas to the north and west and the Georges River and associated recreation areas to the east.

Figure 2: The site and surrounding locality.

 

details of the proposal

 

The proposed development consists of:

 

·    Use of part of the site for the purpose of a container depot for the storage of shipping containers.

 

·    Proposed hours of operation are:

 

Monday to Friday:      7:00am to 4:00pm

Saturdays and

Sundays:                    Closed

 

A plan of the proposed development is shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3: Proposed layout for subject site.

 

the issues

 

The key issues identified with respect to the proposal relates to the unresolved issues in relation to stormwater, flooding and filling.  The applicant has not provided sufficient information to demonstrate that the proposed use can operate in an orderly manner on the site with respect to stormwater and flooding.  Council has made several requests for additional information and held meetings with applicant in order to resolve these issues as outlined in the report considered by the IHAP (see attached), however to date the issues remain unresolved and the application has not demonstrated compliance with the relevant environmental planning instruments and Council policies.    Therefore, the application is to be considered on the current information submitted with the application.

 

If the application is to be refused by Council, then orders would be served by Council on the owner and the operator to cease the use.

 

Independent Hearing and assessment panel

 

At their meeting on 27 July 2015, the IHAP made the following recommendation:

 

The Panel recommends that DA-1895/2012 which seeks approval for the use of Lot 38 DP 17311, 77 Governor Macquarie Drive, Chipping Norton be refused for the reasons listed in the Council officer’s report.

 

Conclusion

 

The application has been assessed against the relevant considerations prescribed by Section 79C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.  It is considered that the application fails to adequately address the matters for consideration under Section 79C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.  The matters the application has failed to address are as follows:

 

·    The application has not adequately demonstrated compliance with the relevant environmental planning instruments.

 

·    The application has not adequately demonstrated compliance with the relevant development control plan.

 

·    The application has not adequately demonstrated the likely impacts of the development.

 

·    The application has not adequately demonstrated the suitability of the site for the development.

 

·    The application has not adequately demonstrated that the application is in the public interest.

 

Accordingly it is recommended that Development Application DA-1895/2012 be refused.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

Manage the environmental health of waterways.

Manage air, water, noise and chemical pollution.


Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership and Governance

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Applicant detailsView (Under separate cover)

2.         IHAP report DA-1895/2012, 77 Governor Macquarie DriveView (Under separate cover)

3.         IHAP meeting minutes 27 July 2015View (Under separate cover)      


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Chief Financial Officer

 

CFO 01

Nomination for Liverpool City Council member on Luddenham Quarry Community Consultative Committee

 

Strategic Direction

Leading Proactive Council

Lead partnerships and collaboration with community, business and governments

Key Policy

Property Strategy

File Ref

194878.2015

Report By

George Georgakis - Manager Council and Executive Services

Approved By

Gary Grantham - Chief Financial Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The Department of Planning and Environment has requested as a condition of Epic Mining Pty Ltd’s (owner of Luddenham Quarry) modified Development Consent, that a Community Consultative Committee be established and operated by Epic Mining. Membership of that Committee is to include one representative from Council and this report seeks to nominate a Councillor on the Committee.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Nominate a Councillor to represent Council on the Luddenham Quarry Community Consultative Committee.

 

2.   Advise Epic Mining of Council’s nominee.

 

REPORT

 

Epic Mining Pty Ltd (Epic) is the current owner and operator of the Luddenham Quarry located at 275 Adams Road, Luddenham.

 

The Department of Planning and Environment has requested as a condition of their modified Development that a Community Consultative Committee be established and operated by Epic in accordance with its guidelines titled: “Guidelines for establishing and operating community consultative Committee for mining projects – Department of Planning 2007”.

 

In accordance with these guidelines, the membership of the Committee should include one representative from the local Council.

 

Epic is now seeking nominations from Liverpool City Council to represent it on this Committee.

 

The frequency of meetings is yet to be determined, but is likely to be between 2-4 times per year.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership and Governance

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Liverpool City Council Representative Nomination Form


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CFO 01

Nomination for Liverpool City Council member on Luddenham Quarry Community Consultative Committee

Attachment 1

Liverpool City Council Representative Nomination Form

 


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Chief Financial Officer

 

CFO 02

Local Government NSW Annual Conference

 

Strategic Direction

Leading Proactive Council

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

Key Policy

Long-Term Financial Plan

File Ref

199871.2015

Report By

George Georgakis - Manager Council and Executive Services

Approved By

Gary Grantham - Chief Financial Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

To provide an update to Council on the number of voting delegates which Liverpool Council is entitled to at the 2015 Local Government NSW Conference and submit a further motion to the Conference.   

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That:

 

1.   Council endorse the further motion as shown below as discussed and recommended at the Planning and Development Committee on 5 August 2015 to be submitted to the Local Government Conference:

 

“Liverpool City Council calls upon the NSW Government to address the ‘loop hole’ in the legislation to ensure that Councils and Certifiers are required to ensure the retention of off-street car parking for the principal dwelling, when granting consent for a secondary dwelling under SEPP Affordable Rental Housing 2009.” 

 

2.   Should it be confirmed that Liverpool Council is entitled to 10 voting delegates, then Council to determine its remaining voting delegates (as only 8 voting delegates were endorsed at the July 2015 Council meeting).

 

 

REPORT

 

Council at its meeting on 29 July 2015 considered a report on the Local Government NSW Annual Conference and resolved:

 

 

 

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.

 

The motions referred to in Point 1 of the 29 July 2015 resolution have been finalised, provided to the Mayor and Councillors and submitted for inclusion in the Conference Business Papers. A copy is attached to this report for information.

 

At the 29 July 2015 Council meeting, Council also considered a Notice of Motion relating to “Advocating changes to State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009” and resolved: 

 

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

 

The matter was discussed at the Planning and Development Committee meeting on 5 August 2015 and the following motion on this matter was recommended and is now submitted to the August Council meeting for Council’s endorsement prior to submitting to the Conference for inclusion in the Business Paper:

 

Secondary dwellings - Affordable Rental Housing SEPP

 

Details of issue

The State Environmental Planning Policy for Affordable Rental Housing (2009) specifies that the provision of additional car parking is not required for the purpose of a secondary dwelling and; while attached garages which form part of the principal dwelling (including basement garages), cannot be altered to form a secondary dwelling under the SEPP (Complying Development), the SEPP is silent on the matter of retaining hard stand car parking for the principal dwelling. This ‘loop hole’ enables Council’s and Certifiers to grant development consent for a secondary dwelling (under the provisions of the SEPP) without the requirement to retain hard stand car parking for the principal dwelling. This has resulted in situations where vehicles for the principal dwelling are not able to park within the property boundaries and are creating excessive on street parking which causes adverse traffic and pedestrian safety implications on local streets.

 

Motion

Call upon the NSW Government to address this ‘loop hole’ in the legislation to ensure that Councils and Certifiers are required to ensure the retention of off-street car parking for the principal dwelling, when granting consent for a secondary dwelling under SEPP Affordable Rental Housing 2009. 

 

 

Voting

 

At the time of preparing this report, Local Government NSW had verbally advised that they had prepared a draft of the number of voting delegates and it appears Liverpool will be entitled to 10 voting delegates for motions and 10 voting delegates for voting in the elections for Office Bearers and the Board. Written confirmation is expected to be received prior to the August Council meeting and Councillors will be updated when the information comes to hand.

 

Should it be confirmed that Liverpool Council is entitled to 10 voting delegates, then Council will need to determine its remaining voting delegates.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Costs will be approximately $2,000 per delegate for registration, travel, accommodation (if required) and meals.

Environmental and Sustainability

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


Social and Cultural

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


Civic Leadership and Governance

Act as an environmental leader in the community.

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

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

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Motions submitted to LGNSW Conference 2015View  


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CFO 02

Local Government NSW Annual Conference

Attachment 1

Motions submitted to LGNSW Conference 2015

 


 


143

Ordinary Meeting 26 August 2015

Chief Financial Officer

 

CFO 03

Investment Report July 2015

 

Strategic Direction

Leading Proactive Council

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

Key Policy

Long-Term Financial Plan

File Ref

201270.2015

Report By

Christian  Hope - Senior Financial Accountant

Approved By

Gary Grantham - Chief Financial Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report details the Council’s Investment portfolio.

 

At 31st July 2015, Council held investments with a market value of $159.3 million. The portfolio yield for twelve months ended was 3.85 per cent exceeding the benchmark of 2.55 per cent by 130 basis points for the same period.

 

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

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes this report.

 

 

REPORT

 

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

 

Council’s Portfolio

 

At 31st July 2015, Council held investments with a market value of $159.3 million. Council’s investment register detailing all its investments is provided as an attachment to this report.

 

 

 

 

             

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

 

 

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

 

Asset Class

Jul -15

Jun-15

Senior Debts (FRN’s & *TCD’s)

100.60 %

 100.49%

MBS (Reverse Mortgage Backed Securities)

  66.12 %

  66.01%

Total

  97.64%

  97.35%

* A TCD stands for Transferrable Certificate of Deposit; it is a security issued with the same characteristics as a   Term Deposit however it can be sold back (transferred) in to the market prior to maturity. A floating TCD pays a coupon linked to a variable benchmark (90 days BBSW).

 

Council is fully compliant with the requirements of the Ministerial Investment Order including the grand fathering provision in regards to its investment portfolio holdings. The grand fathering provision states that Council continues to hold to maturity, redeem or sell investments that comply with previous Ministerial Investment Orders. Any new investments must comply with the most recent Order. Council continues to closely monitor the investments in its portfolio to ensure continued compliance and minimal exposure to risk.

 

During the month of July Council purchased $3 million senior floating rate notes (FRN) issued by Macquarie Bank maturing in March 2020.The long term credit rating for this investment  by S&P is “A” and it pays a coupon interest rate of 110 basis points above BBSW. This purchase enhances liquidity and diversification to Council’s investment portfolio. Council sold its $1m Transferable Certificate of Deposit (TCD’s) issued by Bank of China before its maturity date and realised a capital gain of $4,170.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portfolio Maturity Profile

 

The table below shows the percentage of funds invested at different durations to maturity

Term to maturity

Total

% Holdings

Term to maturity Policy Limit

Cash & Cash at Call

19,408,979

12.19%

100.00%

Term Deposits < 1 Year

41,000,000

25.74%

100.00%

Tradeable Securities

31,889,434

20.02%

100.00%

Term Deposits  1 to < 3 Years

33,000,000

20.72%

60.00%

Term Deposits  3 to < 5 Years

32,000,000

20.09%

25.00%

Grandfathered Securities

1,967,213

1.24%

N/A

Grand Total

159,265,626

100.00%

 

 

Market Value by Issuer and compliance to investment policy

 

Credit Rating

Issuer

Market Value

% Holding

Institution Policy Limit

Credit Rating Category Limit

Moodys P-1

Rabobank Australia Ltd

9,000,000

5.65%

35%

100%

S&P A1

AMP Bank Ltd

5,680,038

3.57%

35%

100%

S&P A1+

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Ltd

13,728,941

8.62%

45%

100%

S&P A1+

National Australia Bank Ltd

33,000,000

20.72%

45%

100%

S&P AA-

ANZ Banking Group Ltd

702,324

0.44%

35%

100%

S&P AA-

National Australia Bank Ltd

7,000,000

4.40%

35%

100%

S&P AA-

St George Bank Limited

2,000,000

1.26%

35%

100%

S&P AA-

Westpac Banking Corporation Ltd

4,000,000

2.51%

35%

100%

S&P AAA

Emerald Reverse Mortgage Trust

1,165,308

0.73%

45%

100%

Fitch A

Emerald Reverse Mortgage Trust

275,425

0.17%

25%

60%

S&P A

Emerald Reverse Mortgage Trust

526,480

0.33%

35%

60%

S&P A

Macquarie Bank

3,022,020

1.90%

35%

60%

S&P A-

Bank of Queensland Ltd

2,014,900

1.27%

25%

60%

S&P A-

Bendigo & Adelaide Bank Ltd

3,031,710

1.90%

25%

60%

S&P A+

Suncorp-Metway Ltd

2,015,260

1.27%

25%

60%

S&P A2

Bank of Queensland Ltd

27,000,000

16.95%

25%

60%

S&P A2

Members Equity Bank Ltd

3,000,000

1.88%

25%

60%

S&P A2

MyState Bank Ltd

2,000,000

1.26%

25%

60%

S&P A2

P&N Bank Ltd

11,000,000

6.91%

25%

60%

S&P A2

Police Bank Ltd

2,000,000

1.26%

25%

60%

Fitch BBB+

Heritage Bank Ltd

3,024,000

1.90%

15%

50%

S&P BBB+

Credit Union Australia Ltd

4,019,060

2.52%

15%

50%

S&P BBB+

Members Equity Bank Ltd

1,009,110

0.63%

15%

50%

S&P BBB+

Newcastle Permanent Building Society Ltd

10,034,760

6.30%

15%

50%

S&P BBB+

Police Bank Ltd

1,005,730

0.63%

15%

 

50%

S&P BBB+

Teachers Mutual Bank Ltd

2,010,560

1.26%

15%

50%

Unrated UR

Bananacoast Community Credit Union Ltd

4,000,000

2.51%

5%

25%

Unrated UR

Bank of Sydney Ltd

1,000,000

0.63%

5%

25%

 Unrated UR

SGE Mutual Ltd trading as G&C Mutual Bank

1,000,000

0.63%

5%

25%

Grand Total

 

159,265,626

100.00%

 

 

 

Portfolio Performance

 

Council’s investment portfolio yield for the 12 months ended 31 July 2015 was 3.85 per cent which exceeded benchmark of 2.55 per cent by 130 basis points for the same period. Council continues to achieve a solid outcome despite ongoing margin contraction and significantly lower deposit yields on offer. Council’s ongoing outperformance has been boosted by a handful of longer term investments yielding above 4% and maturing out to 2019. Return on investments is expected to slowly decrease as old investments in Council’s portfolio mature and replaced with investments yielding lower returns. Comparative yields for the previous months are charted below:

 

 

Investment Portfolio at a Glance