COUNCIL AGENDA

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

27 July 2016

 

FRANCIS GREENWAY CENTRE

170 GEORGE STREET LIVERPOOL


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, 27 July 2016 commencing at 6.00pm. Doors to the Francis Greenway Centre will open at 5.50pm.

 

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.

 

 

 

 


Michael Cullen

ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

 


 

 

 


Order of Business

 

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Opening

Prayer

Apologies 

Condolences

Confirmation of Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting held on 29 June 2016..................................................................... 9

Declarations of Interest

Public Forum

Mayoral Report

NIL

Notices of Motion Of Rescission

NOMR 01       Rescission of DBI 01 Endorsement of the Delivery Program 2013-17 and Operational Plan 2016-17 including 2016-17 Budget from Council meeting 27 July 2016 69......... 1

Notices of Motion

NOM 01          Renbury Farm - No Kill Policy........................................................................ 70......... 2

NOM 02          Removal of Dangerous Tree.......................................................................... 72......... 3

Motions of Urgency

NIL

Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel Report

IHAP 01          DA-1228/2015 - Construction of two commercial buildings, to be used as food and drink premises with associated site works, signage, landscaping and car parking on Proposed Lot 4 in the subdivision of Lot 29 in DP 1044841 at 501 Cowpasture Road, Len Waters Estate.  ........................................................................................................... 75......... 4

IHAP 02          DA-1136/2015 - Construction and operation of a service station with an associated convenience store and fast food restaurant with drive through facility on Proposed Lot 3 in the subdivision of Lot 29 DP 1044841 at 501 Cowpasture Road, Len Waters Estate.                                                                                                                         86......... 5

Development Application Determination Report

NIL

Chief Executive Officer Report

NIL

Business Improvement Report

DBI 01            Liverpool City Council Community Strategic Plan 2017-2027 - Community Engagement Strategy 2016-2017........................................................................................ 99......... 6

Chief Financial Officer

CFO 01           Local Government NSW Annual Conference.............................................. 114......... 7

CFO 02           Investment Report June 2016...................................................................... 137......... 8

CFO 03           Review of the Civic Expenses and Facilities Policy after Public Exhibition 146......... 9

CFO 04           Legal Costs - Moorebank Recyclers Legal Appeal...................................... 168....... 10

City Presentation Report

DCP 01           Waste Pick-up Cycle.................................................................................... 172....... 11

Community and Culture Report

DCC 01          Public Safety Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) in the Liverpool City Centre 175      12

DCC 02          Liverpool City Council Aboriginal Cultural Protocols.................................... 191....... 13

DCC 03          Liverpool Sporting Donations........................................................................ 194....... 14

Economic Development Report

DEE 01           Charitable Collections on Council Controlled Lands Policy.......................... 197....... 15

DEE 02           Hoardings Policy........................................................................................... 204....... 16

Infrastructure and Environment Report

DIEN 01          2015-2016 Capital Works Carryover of Projects and Funds....................... 206....... 17

DIEN 02          Speaking for the Planet (S4P) Event........................................................... 210....... 18

DIEN 03          Floodplain Management Committee............................................................ 214....... 19

Planning and Growth Report

DPG 01          Housing affordability in Liverpool.................................................................. 237....... 20

DPG 02          Response to NOM 01 Malek Fahd Islamic School from Council Meeting 27 April 2016                                                                                                                       247....... 21

DPG 03          Liverpool City Centre LEP Review - Response to submissions................... 250....... 22

DPG 04          Liverpool City Centre Contributions Plan Review........................................ 265....... 23

DPG 05          Planning Agreement Policy.......................................................................... 268....... 24

DPG 06          Works in Kind Policy..................................................................................... 271....... 25

Property and Commercial Development Report

NIL

Committee Reports

CTTE 01         Minutes of Liverpool Access Committee Meeting held on 9 June 2016...... 285....... 26

CTTE 02         Minutes of the Liverpool Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee held on Thursday 2 June, 2016.................................................................... 290....... 27

CTTE 03         Minutes of the Heritage Advisory Committee Meeting of 6 June 2016....... 295....... 28

CTTE 04         Minutes of the Warwick Farm Steering Committee meeting held on 5 July 2016   300 29

CTTE 05         Minutes of the Civic Advisory Committee Meeting held 7 July 2016.......... 306....... 30

CTTE 06         Minutes of Economic Development and Events Committee meeting held 6 July 2016 320                                                                                                                         31

CTTE 07         Liverpool City Sports Committee Minutes of Meeting 9 June 2016............. 351....... 32

Correspondence Reports

NIL

Questions with Notice

QWN 01         Question with Notice - Clr Shelton................................................................ 360....... 33  

Questions Taken on Notice

Presentations by Councillors

Council in Closed Session

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

 

CONF 01   Acquisition of part Lot 2 DP 1194117, Camden Valley Way, Edmondson Park, for 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 road closure and disposal of part Angelina Court, 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   Proposed reclassification and disposal of part Lot 78 DP 27242, 24 Atkinson Street, Liverpool

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   Proposed road closure and disposal of part Norfolk Serviceway, Liverpool

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

 

CONF 05   Acquisition of part Lot 17 DP 81842, Lot 2 and 3 DP 229979, and Lot 1 DP 507070 being Tenancy A, 52 Scott Street, Liverpool, for a public purpose

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

 

CONF 06   ST2528 - Provision of Security Services

Reason:     Item CONF 06 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(d i) (d ii) of the Local Government Act because it contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; AND commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council.

 

CONF 07   DA-1251/2015 Use and Fitout of a shed for a rural industry (servicing of agricultural machinery) at 1212 The Northern Road, Bringelly

Reason:     Item CONF 07 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(g) of the Local Government Act because it contains advice concerning litigation, or advice that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege.

 

CONF 08   RCL2551– Supply of Library Materials

Reason:     Item CONF 08 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(d i) of the Local Government Act because it contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it.  

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MINUTES OF THE Ordinary Meeting

HELD ON 29 June 2016

 

 

PRESENT:

Mayor Ned Mannoun

Councillor Balloot

Councillor Hadchiti (Chair)

Councillor Hadid

Councillor Harle

Councillor Karnib

Councillor Ristevski

Councillor Shelton

Councillor Waller

Mr Michael Cullen, Acting Chief Executive Officer

Mr Gary Grantham, Chief Financial Officer / Director Corporate Services

Ms Toni Averay, Director Planning and Growth

Ms Julie Scott, Acting Director Community and Culture & Acting Director Economic Development

Mr Madhu Pudasaini, Acting 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                               <time>

PRAYER                                The prayer of the Council was read by Pastor Claudio Alosi from Living Grace Christian Church.

Motion:                                   Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Karnib

APOLOGIES                          Clr Mamone

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 25 May 2016 be confirmed as a true
record of that meeting.

 

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

 

 

 Declarations of Interest

 

Clr Waller declared a non-pecuniary, less than significant interest in the following items:

 

Item CEO 01:   Corporate Sponsorships

 

Reason:            The report makes a recommendation for a donation to the Eggtober Foundation, which is a not for profit organisation. Clr Waller is a Board Member and receives no funding and is a volunteer.

 

Item DCC 01:   Grants and Donations Report

 

Reason:            The report makes a recommendation for funds to Meals on Wheels which is a not for profit organisation. Clr Waller is a board member and receives no funding and is a volunteer.

 

Clr Waller did not leave the Chambers for the duration of the item.

 

Clr Shelton declared a non-pecuniary, less than significant interest in the following item: 

 

Item DCC 01:   Grants and Donations Report

 

Reason:            The report makes a recommendation for a donation to the Liverpool and District Historical Society. Clr Shelton is a member of the Society. He does not hold an executive position.

 

Clr Shelton left the Chambers for the duration of the item.

 

Mayor Mannoun declared a non-pecuniary, less than significant interest in the following item:

 

Item DAD 02:   DA-1251/2015 Use and Fitout of a shed for a rural industry (servicing of agricultural machinery) at 1212 The Northern Road, Bringelly

 

Reason:            The applicant has conducted work for Mayor Mannoun’s family previously.

 

Mayor Mannoun did not leave the Chambers for the duration of the item.

 

 

 

 

 

Clr Ristevski declared a pecuniary interest in the following item:

 

Item DPG 03:   Shepherd Street Precinct Planning Proposal

 

Reason:            Clr Ristevski has placed a deposit on a unit off the plan at the site.

 

Clr Ristevski left the Chambers for the duration of the item.

 

Public Forum

Representation – Items on agenda

 

1.      Mr Matthew Peet from the Noffs Organisation addressed Council on the following item:

 

MAYOR 01: Battle Of The Year Competition

 

2.      Dr Maria Hondronicola addressed Council on the following item:

 

DAD 01: DA-820/2015 Demolition of existing structures and the construction of a 5 storey residential flat building at 15-17 Frangipane Avenue, Liverpool.

 

3.      Mr Vince Carrabs addressed Council on the following item:

 

DAD 01: DA-820/2015 Demolition of existing structures and the construction of a 5 storey residential flat building at 15-17 Frangipane Avenue, Liverpool.

 

4.      Mr Gerrard Turrisi from GAT & Associates addressed Council on the following item:

 

DAD 02: DA-1251/2015 Use and Fitout of a shed for a rural industry (servicing of agricultural machinery) at 1212 The Northern Road, Bringelly

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That a three minute extension of time be given to Mr Turrisi.

 

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

 

5.    Mr David Bonanno addressed Council on the following item:

 

DAD 02: DA-1251/2015 Use and Fitout of a shed for a rural industry (servicing of agricultural machinery) at 1212 The Northern Road, Bringelly

 

6.    Mr Aras Labutis addressed Council on the following item:

 

DPG 03: Shepherd Street Precinct Planning Proposal

 

Presentation – Items not on agenda

 

1.      Ms Judith Carter addressed Council on the following matter:

 

Impending closure of Renbury Farm & Council’s plans to ensure welfare & safety of cats & dogs.


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DEPUTY Mayoral Report

 

ITEM NO:      MAYOR 01

FILE NO:        171921.2016

SUBJECT:     Battle Of The Year Competition

 

The Battle Of The Year is the world’s largest Breakdance competition. It is a platform for                 B-Boys and Hip Hop culture in general and an opportunity for all participants to express themselves in a peaceful and non-racist environment.

Each year the German based ‘Battle Of The Year’ organisation features the best and most innovative B-Boy crews from all over the world, their goal to make this event as international as possible.

The Street University in Liverpool has been offered exclusive rights to host a heat of the Breakdance competition in Australia during July, based on their expertise and strong reputation in this field.

A heat for the ‘Battle Of The Year’ has not been held in Australia for decades.

The ‘Battle Of The Year’ 2016 grand final will be held in Germany on the 29th October.

Following a successful heat in Australia, the Australian winners would then fly to New Zealand for the Oceanic leg of the competition as a precursor for the main event in Germany.

Supporting The Street University to stage a heat of this high profile, international Breaking competition would strengthen their reputation hosting world class events and highlight the fantastic work they do with our local youth to realise their dreams, harness their potential and to create positive outcomes for their lives and their community.

The ‘Battle Of The Year’ competition would also bring some of Australia's leading dancers to the area, as well as many of the world’s best.

 

This is an opportunity not to be missed for Liverpool and it will ensure our local talent have a fighting chance to put our great city on the global Breaking map.

 

motion

 

That Council:

 

1.    Congratulate The Street University for the work they do with Liverpool’s youth in assisting them to pursuing opportunities to create positive outcomes in a safe and harmonious environment.

 

2.    Provide a $5000 grant towards staging the 2016 ‘Battle Of The Year’ Australian heat at The Street University in Liverpool.  

 

3.    Encourages local youth and residents to participate and attend the ‘Battle Of The Year’ event at The Street University Liverpool.

 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved:  Clr Hadchiti  

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      MAYOR 02

FILE NO:        171928.2016

SUBJECT:     Nite Under the Stars

 

One of the best ways to help less fortunate members of our community is to experience the hardship they are forced to confront every day.

 

At any given night in Australia 1 in 200 people are homeless. With the waiting list for community housing currently at approximately 20 years, many Australian’s are faced with being homeless or are at risk of being homeless. It could happen to any one of us, at any time.

 

The ‘Nite Under the Stars’ rough sleeping event aims to raise awareness amongst residents, businesses and organisations of homelessness in Fairfield and Liverpool LGAs.

 

It’s a chance for the wider community to get a first-hand look at the desperate life some people are forced to lead because of any number of misfortunes and setbacks.

 

‘Nite Under the Stars’ was first held on Friday 9 August 2013 at Fairfield High School and has since grown to be an annual event held in August during the National Homelessness Week.

 

The event is planned and delivered by a committee of local service providers and has support from both Liverpool and Fairfield Councils, with representatives from both Councils participating as active members of the organising Committee.

 

The 2016 Sleepout will be held in Liverpool for the first time on Friday, 5 August within the grounds of St Luke’s Anglican Church. It is anticipated 200 people will participate to experience sleeping rough for one night during the freezing cold of winter.

 

This is the third “Night Under The Stars” project and they have all been very successful.

More than $25,000 has been raised through the past two events from raffles and family and friends sponsoring the sleepers.

 

All money raised goes back into both the Liverpool and Fairfield local communities and helps the homeless in both LGAs, focusing pubic attention on their plight.

 

All Councillors are invited to join the public and volunteers to make the night a success.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Congratulate the “Night Under The Stars” Committee and the work they do to help the homeless in the Liverpool-Fairfield LGAs.

 

2.   Provide a $2000 grant towards the 2016 “Night Under the Stars” project.

 

3.   Encourage residents, business owners and staff to participate in the Sleepout.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved:  Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      MAYOR 03

FILE NO:        171945.2016

SUBJECT:     Flooding events of June 2016

 

Once again the residents of Liverpool LGA are deeply in debt to the fearless generosity of NSW State Emergency Services volunteers.

 

These wonderful men and women again put their own lives at risk to battle the fierce storms that devastated Sydney earlier this month.

 

There was carnage across the State as winds of up to 120km an hour and torrential rain caused extensive flooding and destruction.


On Sunday, 5 June the NSW SES Sydney Southern Region issued an evacuation order to residents in areas of Chipping Norton as floodwater rose. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the Georges River flooded to its highest level in more than 30 years, touching 3.44m at Milperra.

 

Three people died across the State in the floodwaters which caused damage estimated at tens of millions of dollars.

 

Once again Council thanks the State Emergency Volunteers for their tireless work in warning residents of the rising waters and helping those in need get to safety.

 

Liverpool City Council can also be proud of the contribution of its own staff who responded quickly to the emergency. Council staff helped residents forced to evacuate their homes at Chipping Norton when rain flooded several streets, to find shelter and accommodation.

 

Council Chambers were turned into an emergency evacuation centre for stranded families and Council outdoor maintenance crews have helped clean-up flooded areas as the floodwaters receded.

 

It was convincing confirmation that Council’s programs to cope with emergencies are sound.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Writes to the Liverpool SES Unit and Sydney Southern Region Command thanking them for the long hours they contributed to preserving lives, protecting property and keeping Council well informed of the conditions and necessary precautions and action to be taken.

 

2.   Staff be acknowledged for their quick reaction to the storms and the swift implementation of emergency procedures and cooperation with the SES.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved:  Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 


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Notices of Motion Of Rescission

 

ITEM NO:      NOMR 01

FILE NO:        143752.2016

SUBJECT:     Rescission of NOM 03 Western Sydney Women from the Council meeting 27 April 2016

 

NOTICE OF MOTION OF RESCISSION

 

That Council rescinds the resolution relating to NOM 03 and Western Sydney Women from the Council Meeting 27 April 2016, as shown below:

 

“That Council:

 

1.    Notes that:

 

a.   late last year a Women’s Forum was adopted by Council in order to formulate some synergies between public and private enterprises with the focus of empowering and supporting women at a Local Government level.

 

b.   that this forum was postponed for the first half of 2016 as the date set clashed with Parliamentary sitting dates and questions around amalgamations.

 

c.   the new date for the Women’s Forum has now been scheduled for June and invitations are being sent out

 

2.    Advertises on its website and Facebook page that it will be holding a Women’s Forum with its new scheduled date.

 

3.    Invites Ms Amanda Rose or a representative of Western Sydney Women, and members of NSW ALGWA to the forum and liaise with Ms Amanda Rose and Western Sydney Women to address the forum.

 

4.    Create a bio flyer of all the Women Councillors in the history of Liverpool and send to all ratepayers prior to the event.”

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Waller                Seconded: Clr Ristevski

 

That the Rescission Motion be adopted.

 

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

 

Note: This therefore meant that the Council Resolution in relation to NOM 03 from the Council meeting held on 27 April 2016 was rescinded.

 

 

 

An Alternate Motion was then moved (by Clr Waller)

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Waller                Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That Liverpool Council incorporate strategies to attract women to participate in the pre-candidate seminar being held on 25 July 2016 for the upcoming Council elections.

 

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

 


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Notices of Motion

 

ITEM NO:      NOM 01

FILE NO:        163290.2016

SUBJECT:     New arrivals from Syria

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council invites comment from Fairfield City Council and otherwise investigates the establishment of a roundtable taskforce consisting of one third government representation, one third community representation and one third business representation, or something similar, charged with the responsibility of considering ways in which assistance can be given to the resettlement of the additional Syrian refugee intake and to make recommendations accordingly.  

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That Council:

 

1.      Invites comment from Fairfield City Council and otherwise investigates the establishment of a roundtable taskforce consisting of one third government representation, one third community representation and one third business representation, or something similar, charged with the responsibility of considering ways in which assistance can be given to the resettlement of the additional Syrian refugee intake and to make recommendations accordingly. Further, Council receives and notes the comments (to the Notice of Motion) of the CEO (as published below).

 

2.      Liaises with WSROC in relation to the implementation of this motion.

 

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

 

Chief Executive Officer’s Comment

 

Council is working with Federal and State governments, as well as local migrant organisations such as the Migrant Resource Centre (MRC), to ensure adequate service provision is organised in advance of the intake, which will be phased over the next 18 months to 2 years commencing July 2016.

 

Council is in discussions with Fairfield Council to initiate a working group/taskforce including a terms of reference and charter on purpose and membership. 

 

The aim is that Council, the MRC and local service providers work towards addressing gaps in current service provision and coordinate a localised action plan. The aim of this action plan is to deliver a range of specialised social cohesion and community harmony building initiatives that are long term, sustainable and progressive. This will assist in helping whole service network to be prepared to respond to the increased intake.

 

The localised action plan and the outcomes will inform further roundtable discussions with Professor Shergold and his team who are tasked by the Federal government with coordinating the refugee intake.


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ITEM NO:      NOM 02

FILE NO:        163231.2016

SUBJECT:     Liverpool Council Currently Has No Elected Mayor

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Write to the Daily Telegraph and 2GB correcting them that this Mayor HAS NOT stepped aside as Mayor, as they have reported, as he is still presiding over Citizenship and Council meetings.

 

2.   Release a media statement that the Council's new Carnes Hill Library and Leisure Centre development was not solely the work of a particular Councillor. The same media statement should give credit to our relevant Council staff and thank them for the contribution they have made to this project. 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Ristevski Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Chief Executive Officer’s Comment

 

The Mayor has advised the Acting CEO in writing that he will be on leave to 3 July 2016.  During this period the Deputy Mayor will be Acting Mayor.  The Mayor has indicated he will continue to meet all previous scheduled commitments during this period including chairing Council meetings and presiding over Citizenship ceremonies. 

 

Under Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, the Mayor may attend a meeting of Council and form part of the voting quorum unless he is:

 

1.    Suspended from Office; or

2.    Not present at the meeting.

 

Under cl.13 of the Code and s.3679 of the LG Act, the Mayor presides at any meeting he is present at unless he is absent or requests the Deputy Mayor to preside in his place.

 

The Mayor has also requested that a range of measures be put in place to ensure that there can be no misperceptions about the use of Council resources during his period of candidacy for the electorate of Werriwa. These arrangements have been implemented.

 

The Mayor has also advised that he will not be issuing any media releases as Mayor during this period.

 

If considered necessary and subject to Council’s decision on the motion a letter can be drafted to the Telegraph and 2GB to advise of the above arrangements.

 

The Carnes Hill Community and Recreation Precinct launch is currently in the planning stages.  As part of the launch of the Centre on July 30, a press release will be issued outlining Councillors and staff support and involvement in the project.


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Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel Report

 

ITEM NO:      IHAP 01

FILE NO:        145810.2016

SUBJECT:     DA-1271/2015 - Construction of 25 detached dwellings and community title subdivision on proposed Lot 19 within stage 3 of a development of Lot 31 DP 1181985 at the former New Brighton Golf Club

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approves DA-1271/2015 subject to the recommended conditions of consent attached to the Council officer’s IHAP report (Attachment 2).

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Mannoun

                                                Clr Balloot

                                                Clr Hadchiti (Chair)

                                                Clr Hadid

                                                Clr Harle

                                                Clr Ristevski

                                                Clr Shelton

                                                Clr Waller                               

 

Vote against:                         Clr Karnib

 

 


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Development Application Determination Report

 

ITEM NO:      DAD 01

FILE NO:        159277.2016

SUBJECT:     DA-820/2015 Demolition of existing structures and the construction of a 5 storey residential flat building at 15-17 Frangipane Avenue, Liverpool.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Refuse Development Application DA-820/2015 for the following reasons:

 

·    The proposed development is considered unsatisfactory having regard to the provisions of s.79C(1)(a)(i) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 in that the subject site does not meet the minimum building street frontage required for a Residential Flat Building as specified by Clause 7.14(2)(c) of Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 and the applicant has not submitted a Clause 4.6 Variation to address the non-compliance.

 

·    The proposed development is considered unsatisfactory having regard to the provisions of s.79C(1)(a)(iii) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 in that the proposal does not satisfy the provisions of Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 in terms of minimum lot width, driveway access, parking, vehicle manoeuvring and garbage collection.

 

·    The proposed development is considered unsatisfactory having regard to the provisions of s.79C(1)(b) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 in that the proposed development is likely to result in adverse privacy impacts to adjoining residential properties.

 

·    The proposed development is considered unsatisfactory having regard to the provisions of s.79C(1)(b) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment in that the proposed development is likely to result in overshadowing and privacy impacts to the adjoining residential property to the south being No.19 Frangipane Avenue.

 

·    The proposed development is considered unsatisfactory having regard to the provisions of s.79C(1)(c) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment in that the size, shape and location of the site is inappropriate for a development of the scale proposed.

 

·    The proposed development is considered unsatisfactory having regard to the provisions of s.79C(1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment in that the proposed development is not considered to be in the public interest as evidenced by the matters raised in the public submissions received in response to the notification of the proposal.

 

 

Clr Balloot left the Chambers at 7.24pm.

Clr Balloot returned to the Chambers at 7.26pm.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded: Clr Waller

 

That:

 

1.    The recommendation be adopted.

 

  1. Officers undertake a review of zoning in this location and bring a report back to Council. 

 

Foreshadowed Motion:       Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

1.    That the item be deferred.

 

2.    Allow Council officers and the applicant to reconsider the proposal in relation to the non-compliances.

 

3.    That Council staff investigate the issues of objection raised at the Council meeting by the speakers from the gallery.

 

4.    That Council note there seems to be an overdevelopment of the site.

 

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

 

Vote for:                                Clr Balloot

                                                Clr Harle

                                                Clr Karnib

                                                Clr Ristevski

                                                Clr Shelton 

                                                Clr Waller

 

Vote against:                         Mayor Mannoun

                                                Clr Hadchiti (Chair)

                                                Clr Hadid


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ITEM NO:      DAD 02

FILE NO:        159653.2016

SUBJECT:     DA-1251/2015 Use and Fitout of a shed for a rural industry (servicing of agricultural machinery) at 1212 The Northern Road, Bringelly

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council refuse Development Application DA-1251/2015 for the use and fitout of a shed for a rural industry (servicing of agricultural machinery).

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Balloot               Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That the item be deferred and be reported back to the next Council meeting.

 

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

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Mannoun

                                                Clr Balloot

                                                Clr Hadchiti (Chair)

                                                Clr Hadid

                                                Clr Harle

                                                Clr Karnib

                                                Clr Shelton

                                                Clr Waller

 

Vote against:                         Clr Ristevski

 


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Mayor Mannoun left the Chambers at 7.38pm.

Mayor Mannoun returned to the Chambers at 7.40pm.

Mayor Mannoun left the Chambers at 7.46pm.

 

Chief Executive Officer Report

 

ITEM NO:      CEO 01

FILE NO:        160177.2016

SUBJECT:     Corporate Sponsorships

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council endorses the Financial Contributions Panel’s recommendations for the provision of $23,000 (GST exclusive) under the Corporate Sponsorship Program as summarised in the table below. If the recommended amount of $23,000 is endorsed, the Corporate Sponsorship budget will be in deficit $98,473.04. This deficit will be adjusted at the Quarterly Budget Review.

 

Applicant name

Amount

Vedic Festival

$5,000 ex gst

Sydney Indians

$2,000 ex gst

Eggtober Foundation

$2,500 ex gst

Shining Star Events P/L

$5,000 ex gst

A Red letter Day  Event Management

$1,000 ex gst

Igbo  Community Australia

$5,000 ex gst

Thomas Hassall Anglican college

$2,500 ex gst

 

 

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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Mayor Mannoun returned to the Chambers at 7.48pm.

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

ITEM NO:      CFO 01

FILE NO:        148887.2016

SUBJECT:     Proposed Amendment to Code of Meeting Practice

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receive and note this report.

 

2.    Amend the Code of Meeting Practice by adding the following subclauses at the end of clause 18.4:

 

18.5   Mayoral minutes should not be used to introduce, without notice, matters that are routine, not urgent, or need research or a lot of consideration by the Councillors before coming to a decision. These types of matters would be better placed on the agenda, with the usual period of notice being given to the Councillors.

 

18.6   Mayoral minutes must adhere to the Office of Local Government Practice Note16 dated August 2009.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That Council receive and note this report.

 

Foreshadowed Motion:       Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Waller

 

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 was declared CARRIED.


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ITEM NO:      CFO 02

FILE NO:        151222.2016

SUBJECT:     Travel and conference costs

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That the information be received and noted.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Waller

 

That:

 

1.    The recommendation be adopted.

 

  1. Council note Clr Karnib did not make representations to attend the Local Government NSW Conference in October 2015 and that the date was incorrectly sited in the business papers as October 2016.

 

Foreshadowed Motion:       Moved: Clr Balloot               Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That:

 

1.    Council staff investigate whether the cost of $4,368 can be recouped.

 

  1. A policy be developed to ensure that expenses costed to Council for non-attendance (where they are unable to prove unforeseeable mitigating circumstances such as sickness, or other unavoidable circumstances) by Councillors at conferences to be recouped from the Councillor.

 

  1. Council note Clr Karnib did not make representations to attend the Local Government NSW Conference in October 2015 and that the date was incorrectly sited in the business papers as October 2016.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CFO 03

FILE NO:        151323.2016

SUBJECT:     Proposed changes to Council meeting dates

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Approve the following changes to the Council meeting cycle for September – November 2016:

 

·      No Council meeting to be held in September 2016

·      Council meeting currently scheduled for 26 October 2016, be changed to Wednesday 12 October 2016

·      Council meeting currently scheduled for 30 November 2016, be changed to Wednesday 23 November 2016.

 

2.    Places appropriate notices in the local newspaper and on Council’s social media advising the community of the change of meeting dates.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Waller

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CFO 04

FILE NO:        154457.2016

SUBJECT:     Investment Report May 2016

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes this report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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Clr Waller left the Chambers at 8.06pm.

Clr Waller returned to the Chambers at 8.08pm.

 

ITEM NO:      CFO 05

FILE NO:        154822.2016

SUBJECT:     Proposed Amendments to Media Representation Policy

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receive and note this report.

 

2.    Adopt the proposed amendment to clause 4.21 of the Media Representation Policy.

 

3.    Reject the proposed amendments to clauses 4.4 and 4.5 of the Media Representation Policy.

 

4.    Adopt the following amendment as clause 4.22 of the Media Representation Policy (renumbering subsequent clauses):

 

Local government election period and the media

 

4.22   Prior to Council elections for the period as stated in Civic Expenses and Facilities Policy (section 4.5.1 (d), Council will refrain from:

 

a)    Publishing any Mayoral or Councillor columns and/ or messages in local newspapers or in electronic media;

b)    Publishing any media statements by the Mayor and/ or Councillors without the advice and consent of the Chief Executive Officer.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

The report be received and noted.

 

Foreshadowed Motion:       Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded: Clr Ristevski

 

That Council receive and note this report with the following changes:

 

Clause 4.20: In future, in place of the traditional Mayoral portrait, a group photo of all Councillors including the Mayor, be displayed in the foyer of the Council Chambers in recognition of their contribution during their term of office.

 

Foreshadowed Motion:       Moved: Clr Ristevski Seconded: Clr Waller

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receive and note this report.

 

2.    Adopt the proposed amendment to clause 4.21 of the Media Representation Policy.

 

3.    Adopt the following amendment as clause 4.22 of the Media Representation Policy (renumbering subsequent clauses):

 

Local government election period and the media

 

4.22   Prior to Council elections for the period as stated in Civic Expenses and Facilities Policy (section 4.5.1 (d), Council will refrain from:

 

a)    Publishing any Mayoral or Councillor columns and / or messages in local newspapers or in electronic media;

b)    Publishing any media statements by the Mayor and / or Councillors without the advice and consent of the Chief Executive Officer.

 

4.    Make the following changes to the policy:

 

Clause 4.20: In future, in place of the traditional Mayoral portrait, a group photo of all Councillors including the Mayor, be displayed in the foyer of the Council Chambers in recognition of their contribution during their term of office.

 

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


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ITEM NO:      CFO 06

FILE NO:        162397.2016

SUBJECT:     Report on Contractual Conditions of Senior Staff - s.339 Local Government Act

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive and note the report of staff concerning the contractual conditions of senior 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.

 

 

The Chairperson (Clr Hadchiti) called a recess of Council at 8.22pm.

 

The Chairperson reopened the meeting at 8.37pm.

 

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Balloot               Seconded: Clr Waller

 

That item DPG 03 Shepherd Street Precinct Planning Proposal, be brought forward and dealt with now.

 

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

 

 


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Clr Ristevski left the Chambers at 8.38pm.

 

ITEM NO:      DPG 03

FILE NO:        145171.2016

SUBJECT:     Shepherd Street Precinct Planning Proposal

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Endorses in principle the modified planning proposal for 20-33 Shepherd Street, Liverpool for increased density on the existing R4 site;

 

2.    Delegates to the A/CEO the authority to finalise the planning proposal and submit to DPE for Gateway approval, subject to submission of the following:

a)   An urban design analysis;

b)   A transport and mobility study; and

c)   A comprehensive social impact assessment.

 

3.    Notes that the A/CEO will finalise negotiations regarding the proposed voluntary planning agreement and public benefit offer and any other relevant conditions as required to support the proposal, with a report to be presented to a future Council meeting.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 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 (Chair)

                                                Clr Hadid

                                                Clr Harle

                       

Vote against:                         Clr Karnib

                                                Clr Shelton

                                                Clr Waller

 

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

 


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Clr Ristevski returned to the Chambers at 8.40pm.

Clr Shelton left the Chambers at 8.40pm.

 

Community and Culture Report

 

ITEM NO:      DCC 01

FILE NO:        119316.2016

SUBJECT:     Grants and Donations Report

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council endorses the following recommendations:

 

1.   For the provision of $18,742 (GST exclusive) under the Community Grants Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant Name

Project Name

Amount

The Shepherd Centre for Deaf Children

Enhancing the outdoor play area for children

$4,730

City of Liverpool Meals on Wheels Inc

Christmas Hamper Project

$4,000

The City of Liverpool & District Historical Society

In the Foot Steps of Thomas Moore Walking Tour

$500

Liverpool Volunteer Resource Centre

Community & Volunteer Training and Resources

$3,800

Creative Movement Group

Dancing my Dreams

$5,000

Greek Orthodox Community NSW

Super Tech Seniors

$712

 

2.   For the provision of $100 (GST exclusive) under the Quick Response Grants (Youth) Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant Name

Project Name

Amount

Louisa Taia

PACFEST

$100

 

3.   For the provision of $57,000 (GST exclusive) under the Community Matching Grants Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant Name

Project Name

Amount

Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre

Community HeART

$12,000

Mark Grundy Oesophageal Cancer Awareness Group Incorporated

Liverpool Oesophageal Cancer Project

$15,000

New South Wales Radio Controlled Racing Car Club Inc

Strengthening Collaboration and Engagement within our community

$15,000

Inspire Community Services

Youth Centre Youth Cafe

$15,000

 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That Council endorses the following recommendations:

 

1.    For the provision of $18,742 (GST exclusive) under the Community Grants Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant Name

Project Name

Amount

The Shepherd Centre for Deaf Children

Enhancing the outdoor play area for children

$4,730

City of Liverpool Meals on Wheels Inc

Christmas Hamper Project

$4,000

The City of Liverpool & District Historical Society

In the Foot Steps of Thomas Moore Walking Tour

$500

Liverpool Volunteer Resource Centre

Community & Volunteer Training and Resources

$3,800

Creative Movement Group

Dancing my Dreams

$5,000

Greek Orthodox Community NSW

Super Tech Seniors

$712

 

2.    For the provision of $100 (GST exclusive) under the Quick Response Grants (Youth) Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant Name

Project Name

Amount

Louisa Taia

PACFEST

$100

 

3.    For the provision of $57,000 (GST exclusive) under the Community Matching Grants Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant Name

Project Name

Amount

Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre

Community HeART

$12,000

Mark Grundy Oesophageal Cancer Awareness Group Incorporated

Liverpool Oesophageal Cancer Project

$15,000

New South Wales Radio Controlled Racing Car Club Inc

Strengthening Collaboration and Engagement within our community

$15,000

Inspire Community Services

Youth Centre Youth Cafe

$15,000

 

4.    That the deficit amount for the Corporate Sponsorships budget be transferred from the Community Matching Grants budget.

 

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


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ITEM NO:      DCC 02

FILE NO:        154793.2016

SUBJECT:     Liverpool Youth Council Committee, Community Member Nominations for the 2016-2018 term

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approves and endorses the nominations of the selection panel for the new Liverpool Youth Council 2016-2018 term (confidential report attached with the applicants’ details).

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Waller                Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That Council approves and endorses the following nominations of the selection panel for the new Liverpool Youth Council 2016-2018 term:

 

·         Alicia Camilleri 

·         Andy Oraha

·         Christine Stralow

·         Connor Strathern

·         Elizabeth Pang

·         James Mansaray

·         Jayesh Joshi

·         Levina Pham    

·         Lilly Lyons

·         McKayla Vamarasi

·         Mirac Mermi

·         Raphael Regala

 

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

 


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Clr Shelton returned to the Chambers at 8.49pm.

 

Infrastructure and Environment Report

 

ITEM NO:      DIEN 01

FILE NO:        119158.2016

SUBJECT:     Water Management Policy

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council adopts the Water Management Policy.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That:

 

1.      Council adopts the Water Management Policy with the following amendments:

 

Add a Clause 5.7.8 to read:

 

“That Council also liaise with the Georges River Combined Councils’ Committee in relation to the implementation of this water management policy.”

 

2.      Council also send a copy of this policy to the Georges River Combined Councils’ Committee (GRCCC).

 

3.      Based on recent major flooding events in the Liverpool Local Government area, Council generates a report re-evaluating the need for a Flood Management Committee. If possible, the report is to be presented to the next Council meeting. The report is to include the Charter of the previous Committee.

 

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

 

 


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Planning and Growth Report

 

ITEM NO:      DPG 01

FILE NO:        088058.2016

SUBJECT:     Draft Amendment Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 - Leppington Pastoral Company

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Endorses in principle the Planning Proposal to amend the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008, to allow with consent a maximum of 25 dwellings  (dwellings and rural workers’ dwellings) on 1675 The Northern Road, Greendale;

 

2.   Delegates to the A/CEO the authority to finalise a modified Planning Proposal as detailed in this report, and submit to DPE for Gateway approval.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Mannoun

                                                Clr Balloot

                                                Clr Hadchiti (Chair)

                                                Clr Hadid

                                                Clr Harle    

                                                Clr Karnib

                                                Clr Ristevski

                                                Clr Waller

 

Vote against:                         Clr Shelton


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Mayor Mannoun left the Chambers at 8.56pm.

Mayor Mannoun returned to the Chambers at 8.58pm.

 

ITEM NO:      DPG 02

FILE NO:        157204.2016

SUBJECT:     Development Applications lodged with an interest declared by Councillors

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes this information.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Waller

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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Committee Reports

 

ITEM NO:      CTTE 01

FILE NO:        144088.2016

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Heritage Advisory Committee Meeting of 6 June 2016

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and adopts the Minutes of the Heritage Advisory Committee Meeting held on 6 June 2016.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Waller

 

That the item be deferred to the next Council meeting, pending clarification of item 5 of the Heritage Advisory Committee meeting minutes from 6 June 2016 relating to the Heritage Officer update on pages 215 and 216 of the Council Agenda.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 02

FILE NO:        119546.2016

SUBJECT:     Minutes Liverpool Aboriginal Consultative Committee 3 March  2016 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and adopts the Minutes of the Aboriginal Consultative Committee Meeting held on 3 March 2016.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  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:      CTTE 03

FILE NO:        144478.2016

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Environment Advisory Committee Meeting held on 9 May 2016

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and adopts the Minutes of the Environment Advisory Committee Meeting held on 9 May 2016.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  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:      CTTE 04

FILE NO:        144911.2016

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 18 May 2016

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and adopts the Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 18 May 2016.

 

2.    Adopts the Local Traffic Committee recommendations as noted in the report below.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  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:      CTTE 05

FILE NO:        145013.2016

SUBJECT:     Minutes of Liverpool Access Committee Meeting held on 12 May 2016

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the minutes of the Liverpool Access Committee Meeting held on Thursday, 12 May 2016.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  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:      CTTE 06

FILE NO:        151695.2016

SUBJECT:     Minutes of Building Our New City Committee meeting held 1 June 2016

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes the Minutes of the Building our New City Committee Meeting held on 1 June 2016.

 

2.    Notes that the Committee supported the development of a prioritised project list with timelines that could be funded by external sources that can be made available for project proponents to consider.

 

3.    Notes that the Committee supported the preparation of a functional brief for the proposed “lifestyle” community hub on the Georges River.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  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:      CTTE 07

FILE NO:        158947.2016

SUBJECT:     Minutes of Economic Development and Events Committee meeting held 1 June 2016

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Economic Development and Events Committee Meeting held on 1 June 2016.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  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:      CTTE 08

FILE NO:        161290.2016

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the No Intermodal Committee Meeting held on 14 June 2016

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and adopts the Minutes of the No Intermodal Meeting held on 14 June 2016.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  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:      CTTE 09

FILE NO:        162723.2016

SUBJECT:     Planning and Development Committee Minutes of 1 June 2016

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and adopts the Minutes of the Planning and Development Committee Meeting held on 1 June 2016.

 

2.    Adopts the Committee’s recommendations.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That Council:

 

1.      Receives and adopts the Minutes of the Planning and Development Committee Meeting held on 1 June 2016, with an addition to point 6 “General Business, Amendment to May Planning and Development Committee Minutes” (on page 309 of the Council Agenda) so that the paragraph reads:

 

Amendment to May Planning and Development Committee Minutes

 

Clr Hadchiti requested that item 5.3 of the Planning and Development Committee Meeting minutes for 4 May 2016 be amended to include details of the option that was endorsed by the Committee:

 

SUBJECT: Collector Road Construction – Mirvac Development

After discussion on the two options presented to the Committee, it was decided that Council proceed with the following option and request Mirvac for contamination report.

·           Require the collector road (DCP Road connecting the adjoining property)  to be dedicated to council as part of the current DA (paper subdivision).

·           Include a restriction on title which stipulates a timeframe for trigger for the construction of the road and amend the VPA accordingly.

·           Collect a monetary bond which includes construction of road plus any remediation works required as part of the current DA.

·           Applicant is required to maintain the land until road is constructed.”

 

2.    Adopts the Committee’s recommendations.

 

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


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 10

FILE NO:        163219.2016

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Budget and Finance Committee held on 1 June 2016

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and adopts the Minutes of the Budget and Finance Committee Meeting held on 1 June 2016.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


Clr Hadid left the Chambers at 9.37pm.

Clr Balloot left the Chambers at 9.38pm.

Clr Balloot returned to the Chambers at 9.39pm.

Clr Hadid returned to the Chambers at 9.41pm.

Clr Balloot left the Chambers at 9.41pm.

Clr Balloot returned to the Chambers at 9.42pm.

Clr Hadid left the Chambers at 10.00pm.

Clr Hadid returned to the Chambers at 10.01pm.

 

Business Improvement Report

 

ITEM NO:      DBI 01

FILE NO:        161844.2016

SUBJECT:     Endorsement of the Delivery Program 2013-17 and Operational Plan 2016-17 including 2016-17 Budget

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Adopts the 4-year Delivery Program and 2016-17 Operational Plan and Budget with the changes outlined in the report.

 

2.    Makes the rates and charges for the financial year commencing 1 July 2016 as outlined in the Revenue Pricing Policy and exhibited in the draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan and Budget.

 

3.    Writes to the individuals who provided a submission, thanking them for their submission and provides a response to their feedback and, or comments.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

A.  That Council adopts the four year Delivery Program and 2016-2017 Operational Plan with the changes outlined in the report together with the amendments appended hereto noting that in the event of a perceived conflict the amendments appended hereto shall prevail.

1.      The budgetary allocation for Council’s media unit be reduced by 50%.

2.      The items relating to the potential outsourcing of current in-house cleaning functions, proposed efficiencies in the depot and ‘market testing’ in relation thereto as contained in the budget and supporting documents be deleted and discontinued (referred to for example as ‘Savings from industrial… efficiencies’ on page 602 of the papers).

3.      All interfaith dinner functions are to be discontinued.

4.      Funding for the Committee for Liverpool is to be discontinued.

5.      Funding for any ongoing involvement by Council with the Future Cities Collaborative / United States Studies Centre / and affiliated programs be discontinued.

6.      Funding for the Mens’ Shed program is to be discontinued.

7.      Funding for Destination Liverpool program is to be discontinued.

8.      Funding for the Night Markets program is to be discontinued.

9.      Funding for the CCTV program is to be discontinued.

10.   Funding for Starry Sari night is to be discontinued.

 

B.  That Council also makes the rates and charges for the financial year commencing 1 July 2016 as outlined in the Revenue Pricing Policy and exhibited in the draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan and Budget.

 

Council notes it is anticipated the average bottom line rate payment increase for ratepayers in Liverpool in the 2016-2017 rating year will be approximately two and a half times the rate of inflation (and more where there is an increase in property value). Further, Council notes that even with the aforementioned cutbacks in programs and a bottom line average rate increase being two and a half times the rate of inflation it is still not anticipated the budget will be in surplus (but merely in a more manageable deficit) and therefore further cutbacks in programs should be anticipated.

 

Last, it is noted the CFO in the business papers for the March 2016 general meeting, page 361, referred to the Council as being in a state of ‘serious budget stress’; and by no means can Council’s budgetary issues be explained solely by referring to the ‘asbestos’ and other harmful materials remediation issues/problems Council currently faces.

 

C.  That Council writes to the individuals who provided a submission, thanking them for their submission and provides a response to their feedback and or comments.

 

D.  That a further report be provided to Council as to the feasibility (to the extent as much is not already covered in the comments on submitters presently contained in the business papers) of implementing:

i.              The maintenance items identified by a submitter with respect to Ida Kennedy Reserve,  Green Valley;

ii.             Addressing the drainage issues in the vicinity of Hoxton Park Road, as identified by a submitter;

iii.            The improvements sought with respect to Edenbrook Reserve as identified by a submitter;

iv.           The amendments sought by Bike Liverpool; and

v.            The landscaping issues raised by a submitter with respect to the Georges Fair area, and identifying ways in which the participation of women and girls in sport might be enhanced as described by a submitter.

 

Note: Clr Ristevski accused Deputy Mayor Hadchiti of breaching the Code of Meeting Practice.

 

Note: Mayor Mannoun asked that it be noted that Council is unaware of the financial implications of this motion at the time of voting.

 

Note: Subsequent to the meeting a notional operational budget surplus of $294,000 is estimated by staff in relation to these changes as well as a potential reduction in capital expenditure of approximately $700,000. However, these figures are notional only and subject to further review. There may also be other as yet unknown, cost implications arising from this resolution that need to be considered. Where relevant these matters will be considered as part of Council’s normal quarterly reporting process.

Foreshadowed Motion:       Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That Council:

 

1.      Adopts the 4-year Delivery Program and 2016-17 Operational Plan and Budget with the changes outlined in the report and the additional changes identified below:

 

a)     That any increases to charges for Council’s swimming pools be limited to CPI increases only.

 

b)     That Council cleaning contract be put out for tender and Councillors to consider any recommendations made by Council staff, in a report to Council, as a result of the tender.

 

2.    Makes the rates and charges for the financial year commencing 1 July 2016 as outlined in the Revenue Pricing Policy and exhibited in the draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan and Budget.

 

3.    Writes to the individuals who provided a submission, thanking them for their submission and provides a response to their feedback and, or comments.

 

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

 

Division called (for the motion moved by Mayor Mannoun):

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Mannoun

                                                Clr Balloot

                                                Clr Hadchiti (Chair)

                                                Clr Hadid

 

Vote against:                         Clr Harle

                                                Clr Karnib

                                                Clr Ristevski

                                                Clr Shelton

                                                Clr Waller

 

 

The Chairperson (Clr Hadchiti) called a recess of Council at 10.15pm.

The Chairperson reopened at 10.24pm.

 

 

MOTION TO RESUBMIT

 

Motion:                         Moved: Clr Waller                Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That the motion (moved by Clr Shelton) be resubmitted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion (moved by Clr Waller to resubmit Clr Shelton’s motion) was declared CARRIED.

 

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

 

Division called (for the motion moved by Clr Shelton):

 

Vote for:                                Clr Harle

                                                Clr Karnib

                                                Clr Ristevski

                                                Clr Shelton

                                                Clr Waller

 

Vote against:                         Mayor Mannoun

                                                Clr Balloot

                                                Clr Hadchiti (Chair)

                                                Clr Hadid

 


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COUNCIL IN CLOSED SESSION

 

ITEM NO:      CONF 01

FILE NO:        138624.2016

SUBJECT:     Response to NOM 04 Balloon and Flag Advertising from Council Meeting 24 February 2016

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council note the report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Waller                Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

Division called:

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Mannoun

                                                Clr Balloot

                                                Clr Hadchiti (Chair)

                                                Clr Hadid

                                                Clr Harle

                                                Clr Karnib

                                                Clr Waller

                                                Clr Shelton

 

Vote against:                         Clr Ristevski

 


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ITEM NO:      CONF 02

FILE NO:        144958.2016

SUBJECT:     Tender for Environmental Health Regulatory Inspections

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Accept the Tender from Food Safety Management Solutions – Option B for Tender ST2541 – Environmental Health Regulatory Inspections for an initial 3 year contract term with the option of extending the contract by 12 months + 12 months at a schedule of rates of $124.30 GST inclusive per hour with a minimum of 1.8 inspections per hour.  Based on 1,600 inspections per year is a total of $110,488.88 per annum GST inclusive.

 

2.    Makes public its decision regarding tender ST2541 – Environmental Health Regulatory Inspections.

 

3.    Notes that the Director Planning and Growth 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 Ristevski           Seconded: Clr Waller

 

That Council:

 

1.      Accept the Tender from Food Safety Management Solutions – Option B for Tender ST2541 – Environmental Health Regulatory Inspections for an initial 3 year contract term with the option of extending the contract by 12 months + 12 months at a schedule of rates of $124.30 GST inclusive per hour with a minimum of 1.8 inspections per hour. Based on 1,600 inspections per year is a total of $110,488.88 per annum GST inclusive.

 

2.      Makes public its decision regarding tender ST2541 – Environmental Health Regulatory Inspections.

 

3.      Notes that the Director Planning and Growth 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.

 

5.      Staff investigate whether it can be written into the contract that Option B is never to exceed the cost of Option A.

 

Foreshadowed motion:       Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Vote for:                                Clr Harle

                                                Clr Karnib

                                                Clr Ristevski

                                                Clr Shelton

                                                Clr Waller

 

Vote against:                         Mayor Mannoun

                                                Clr Balloot

                                                Clr Hadchiti (Chair)

                                                Clr Hadid


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ITEM NO:      CONF 03

FILE NO:        152808.2016

SUBJECT:     WT2447 - Liverpool Civic Place Project

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Endorses the recommendation of the Evaluation Panel for the Liverpool Civic Place Project, as outlined in the confidential report;

 

2.    Approves the expenditure for the project, as outlined in the confidential report;

 

3.    Authorises the Acting Chief Executive Officer and/or his delegate to:

 

(a)   Negotiate the final commercial and legal terms for the necessary documents for the Liverpool Civic Place Project;

 

(b)   Execute all necessary documents to proceed with the development;

 

4.    Keeps confidential the attachment supplied under separate cover 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.

 

MOTION TO MOVE INTO CLOSED SESSION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Waller                Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That Council move into closed session to discuss CONF 03 for the following reason:

 

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.

 

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

 

Council went into Closed Session at 10.49pm.

 

Mayor Mannoun left the Chambers at 10.52pm.

Mayor Mannoun returned to the Chambers at 10.53pm.

Clr Waller left the Chambers at 10.54pm.

Clr Waller returned to the Chambers at 10.56pm.

Clr Ristevski left the Chambers at 10.57pm.

 

 

 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Mannoun

                                                Clr Balloot

                                                Clr Hadchiti (Chair)

                                                Clr Hadid

                                                Clr Harle

                                                Clr Shelton

 

Vote against:                         Clr Karnib

                                                Clr Waller 

 

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

 

MOTION TO BRING ITEM FORWARD

 

Motion:                         Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That CONF 07 25-35 Scott Street Liverpool - Voluntary Planning Agreement be brought forward and dealt with now.

 

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


 

ITEM NO:      CONF 07

FILE NO:        169028.2016

SUBJECT:     25-35 Scott Street Liverpool - Voluntary Planning Agreement

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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ITEM NO:      CONF 04

FILE NO:        151730.2016

SUBJECT:     Liverpool City Council Pound Facility

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Authorise the A/CEO to enter into negotiations to lease the Renbury pound for a period of 2 years.

 

2.    Note that a financial review of Renbury’s financial statement will be undertaken.

 

3.    Note that a report considering long term pound facility options will be commissioned.

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      CONF 05

FILE NO:        156804.2016

SUBJECT:     Approval for Works-In-Kind Tender for DA-582/2014, DA-104/2014, DA-2795/2002 and DA-720/1998

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Accept the tender WIK proposal by the developer subject to capping the WIK credit to the amounts indicated on the Liverpool Contributions Plan 2009.

 

2.    Notes that the Acting Chief Executive Officer finalise and sign a WIK agreement in accordance with the delegated authority.

 

3.    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 Hadid                 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 (Chair)

                                                Clr Hadid

                                                Clr Harle

                                                Clr Shelton

 

Vote against:                         Clr Karnib

                                                Clr Waller

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CONF 06

FILE NO:        153703.2016

SUBJECT:     Waste Management Audit and Process Review Update

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the 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.

 

 


MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Balloot               Seconded: Clr Waller

 

An extension of time be granted to continue the meeting past 11pm.

 

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

 

Clr Ristevski returned to the Chambers at 11.01pm.

 

 

MOTION OF URGENCY

 

Clr Harle sought to raise a matter of urgency to be discussed in Closed Session in relation to events occurring before the next Council meeting.

 

Motion:                         Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded: Clr Waller

 

That Council move into Closed Session to deal with this matter pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(a) and (g) of the Local Government Act because it contains personnel matters concerning particular individuals (other than Councillors); AND advice concerning litigation, or advice that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege.

 

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

 

The matter was then discussed in Closed Session.

 

During Closed Session, Mayor Mannoun moved a point of order against the extension of time, citing Clause 5.2 of the Code of Meeting Practice which states:

 

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

 

The Chair of the meeting, Clr Hadchiti upheld the point of order.

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Mayor Mannoun

 

That Clr Ristevski be expelled from the Chambers.

 

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

 

Mayor Mannoun and Clr Balloot left the meeting at 11.11pm.

 

The meeting moved into Open Session at 11.12pm.

 

Note: There was no substantive motion moved during closed session

 

THE MEETING CLOSED AT 11.12pm.

 

 

<Signature>

Name: Ned Mannoun

Title:     Mayor

Date:     27 July 2016

I have authorised a stamp bearing my signature to be affixed to the pages of the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on  29 June 2016. I confirm that Council has adopted these Minutes as a true and accurate record of the meeting.


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Ordinary Meeting 27 July 2016

Notices of Motion Of Rescission

 

NOMR 01

Rescission of DBI 01 Endorsement of the Delivery Program 2013-17 and Operational Plan 2016-17 including 2016-17 Budget from Council meeting 27 July 2016

 

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

193120.2016

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION OF RESCISSION

 

That Council rescinds the following points from the resolution relating to DBI 01 Endorsement of the Delivery Program 2013-17 and Operational Plan 2016-17 including 2016-17 Budget from the Council Meeting 27 July 2016:

 

A1)      The budgetary allocation for Council’s media unit be reduced by 50%.

 

A6)      Funding for the Mens’ Shed program is to be discontinued.

 

A8)      Funding for the Night Markets program is to be discontinued.

 

A9)      Funding for the CCTV program is to be discontinued.

 

A10)    Funding for Starry Sari night is to be discontinued.

 

 

Signed:

 

Mayor Mannoun

Clr Hadchiti

Clr Hadid

 

  


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Ordinary Meeting 27 July 2016

Notices of Motion

 

NOM 01

Renbury Farm - No Kill 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

191715.2016

Author

Peter Ristevski - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

At the last Council meeting it was determined that Council operate Renbury Farm for a period of two years. However commitments have been made by the previous CEO that a no kill policy is to be adopted by Council. 

 

There has been a petition that was mounted as a consequence of Renbury staff’s repeated cruelty to animals in their “care” and also due to their killing healthy animals before their impound time was up. They even killed a pregnant cat - as she was giving birth!?

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council is to operate Renbury Farm with a no kill policy. 

 

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social and Cultural

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

Civic Leadership and Governance

Act as an environmental leader in the community.

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

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

Deliver services that are customer focused.

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Ordinary Meeting 27 July 2016

Notices of Motion

 

NOM 02

Removal of Dangerous Tree

 

Strategic Direction

Natural Sustainable City

Lead the community to develop and implement environmentally sustainable practices

Key Policy

Environment Restoration Plan

File Ref

191293.2016

Author

Tony Hadchiti - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

I have received a petition from residents in the vicinity of Lavington Ave, Chipping Norton which relates to the removal of a tree located on council land between 21 & 23 Lavington Ave, Chipping Norton. (Copy will be given to Councillors)

 

Residents have previously requested the removal of this tree in September 2014 due to safety concerns.

 

Homes surround the tree and the area around it is used frequently by children.

 

The tree drops it branches and as can been seen by the recent photo falls into residents private property where there is children's swings.

 

Luckily at the time there were no children in the vicinity or the fallen branch may have caused significant injury.

 

In order that we show our duty of care I am seeking the removal of this tree.

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Immediately remove the tree located between 21 & 23 Lavington Ave Chipping Norton.

 

2.    Plant other trees in the vicinity of the area.

 

 

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

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

 

Nil   


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Ordinary Meeting 27 July 2016

Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel Report

 

IHAP 01

DA-1228/2015 - Construction of two commercial buildings, to be used as food and drink premises with associated site works, signage, landscaping and car parking on Proposed Lot 4 in the subdivision of Lot 29 in DP 1044841 at 501 Cowpasture Road, Len Waters Estate. 

 

Strategic Direction

Liveable Safe City

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

Key Policy

Urban Development Plans

File Ref

180577.2016

Report By

Marcus Jennejohn - Senior Development Planner

Approved By

Toni Averay - Director Planning & Growth

 

Property

Lot 29 DP 1044841

501 Cowpasture Road

Len Waters Estate

Owner

AMARINO PTY LTD

Applicant

AMARINO PTY LTD

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council has received and considered a development application DA-1228/2015, proposing the construction of two commercial buildings, to be used as food and drink premises with associated site works, signage, landscaping and car parking on Proposed Lot 4 in the subdivision of Lot 29 in DP 1044841 at 501 Cowpasture Road, Len Waters Estate.  This application was lodged on 17 December 2015.

 

This application was referred to the 27 June 2016 meeting of the Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP) as the development seeks to vary the minimum building street frontage development standard Clause 7.15(2) of the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (LLEP) which requires a 90 metre minimum frontage for new buildings on land with frontage to a classified road in the B6 Enterprise Corridor Zone. The Council Officer’s report recommended approval of the application by way of a deferred commencement. The deferred commencement condition relates to the provision of a legalised right of carriage way over the internal road to be relied upon by the development for access.

 

Proposed Lot 4 (approved under DA-1106/2014) has an approved frontage to Cowpasture Road of 68.15m and therefore fails to comply with the requirements of Clause 7.15(2). The extent of the variation is 24%.

 

The IHAP recommendation was to approve the development application subject to conditions of consent as contained within the Council Officer’s IHAP report (See Attached).

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve Development Application DA-1228/2015 as a Deferred Commencement Consent subject to the updated recommended conditions of consent attached.

 

 

Background

 

Council has received and considered a development application DA-1228/2015 proposing the construction of two commercial buildings, to be used as food and drink premises with associated site works, signage, landscaping and car parking on Proposed Lot 4 in the subdivision of Lot 29 in DP 1044841 at 501 Cowpasture Road, Len Waters Estate. 

 

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

 

The application is accompanied by a written request to vary Clause 7.15(2) of the LLEP 2008 which prescribes a minimum building street frontage of 90 metres in the B6 Enterprise Corridor Zone. The proposal includes buildings on Proposed Lot 4 which has a frontage to Cowpasture Road of 68.15m representing a 24% variation.

 

The Site

 

The subject site is legally described as Lot 29 DP 1044841 and is located at 501 Cowpasture Road, Len Waters Estate. The site is irregular in shape, with a western frontage of approximately 422.89m to Cowpasture Road and a total site area of approximately 5.312 hectares. The site (Proposed Lot 4) is orientated in an east-west direction with vehicular access available via Cowpasture Road.

 

Proposed Lot 4 is situated within the B6 Enterprise Corridor Zone under LLEP 2008.

 

The site (existing Lot 29) is identified in the following Figure 1.

 

Subject site
(Lot 29)
 

Figure 1 – Site and locality map

 

Proposed Lot 4 Subject Site

Figure 2 – Location of Proposed Lot 4 (Approved Plan under DA-1106/2014)

 

The subject site (Proposed Lot 4) is currently vacant, so are Proposed Lots 2, 3 & 5 which are subject to separate Development Applicants presently before Council. A McDonald’s fast food restaurant is already under construction on proposed Lot 1.

 

 

 

 

details of the proposal

 

The application seeks approval for the following:

 

·    a future food and drink premises with drive-thru facilities (“tenancy A”);

·    a restaurant (“tenancy B”);

·    63 car spaces including:

53 car spaces (1 disabled); and

10 spaces for queuing;

·    signage; and

·    landscaping.

 

Vehicular access will be from Lot 5 via a common/shared internal road servicing the entire estate.

 

The proposal provides the following floor areas:

 

·    Total site 2,899m2

·    Food and drink premises - 160m2 (tenancy A)

·    Food and drink premises - 350m2 (tenancy B)

 

The application is accompanied by a written request, pursuant to Clause 4.6 of the LLEP 2008, to vary Clause 7.15(2) of the LLEP 2008, which prescribes the minimum building street frontage requires in the B6 zone. 

 

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

 

 Figure 3 – Proposed Tenancies

 

 

the issues

 

The key issue identified with the proposal relates to a variation proposed to the minimum building street frontage development standard under Clause 7.15 of the LLEP 2008.

 

The building street frontage of Proposed Lot 4 does not comply with the minimum building street frontage required under Clause 7.15 of the LLEP 2008. In accordance with Clause 7.15, the minimum building frontage requirement in the B6 Zone is 90m for a new building with frontage to a classified road. The subject site (Lot 4) has a building street frontage of 68.15m and therefore does not meet the requirement of Clause 7.15, representing a variation of 24%. The variation to Clause 7.15 is discussed in detail further in this report.

 

Consequently, the applicant has submitted a written request seeking a variation to the minimum lot width development standard as prescribed by Clause 7.15(2) LLEP.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Clause 4.6 (3) prescribes:

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Clause 7.15 requires that the development as proposed only be permitted where the development site has building street frontage of ninety (90) metres or more. This proposal involves the development of a future Lot that will have a frontage of 68.15 metres to Cowpasture Road, hence not meeting the requirement of ninety (90) metres. However, the total development site has frontage of 217 metres and limited access to the total site is permitted by way of a signalised intersection and slip lane. There is no direct access to proposed Lot 4 off Cowpasture Road. Furthermore, it must be noted that the Council has recently consented to the subdivision of the site to create development lots with frontages less than 90 metres and recently approved development over future Lot 1 with a frontage less than 90 metres.

 

The applicant has also provided responses in accordance with the Department of Planning and Environment guidelines. The pertinent responses are as follows:

 

What are the objectives of the zone?

 

It is considered that the proposed development satisfies all the objectives of the zone. That is, the proposal will promote and support further business along the main road (Cowpasture Road) and has been designed to comply with floor space controls detailed within the LLEP 2008. The limitation of floor space ensures that the scale of retail is restricted, to ensure the continued viability of existing and proposed centres. There is no doubt that this current proposal meets all of the B6 zone objectives.

 

What is the development standard being varied?

 

Minimum Building Street Frontage

 

Under what clause is the development standard listed in the environmental planning instrument?

 

Part 7, Additional Local Provisions, Clause 7.15 Minimum Street Frontage in Zone B6

 

What are the objectives of the development standard?

 

7.15 Minimum building street frontage in Zone B6

 

(1) The objectives of this clause for the control of building frontage to streets are as follows:

(a) to ensure that acceptable vehicular access arrangements to a classified road are capable of

being achieved,

(b) to ensure that vehicular access is reasonably spaced and separated along roads and lanes,

(c) to ensure suitable business exposure in a visually uncomplicated and ordered environment.

 

What is the numeric value of the development standard in the environmental planning instrument?

 

For a site that fronts a Classified Road, the Minimum Building Street Frontage is 90 metres

 

 

 

 

 

What is proposed numeric value of the development standard in your development application?

 

68.15 metres

 

What is the percentage variation (between your proposal and the environmental planning instrument)?

 

Frontage proposed is approximately 24% of the standard.

 

How is strict compliance with the development standard unreasonable or unnecessary in this particular case?

 

This proposal involves the development of a future Lot with frontage of 68.15 metres to Cowpasture Road, hence not meeting the requirement of ninety (90) metres. However, the total development site has frontage of 217 metres and limited access to the site is permitted by way of signalised intersection. Direct access to proposed Lot 4 off Cowpasture Road is not provided.

 

Furthermore, when the existing Lot 29 Cowpasture Road is subdivided, lots fronting Cowpasture Road will not meet the 90 metre frontage requirement, but will readily meet the objectives of the control. That is, sufficiently wide street frontage is maintained and access to the site is limited.

 

Council has issued consent to the subdivision of the site. It is worth noting that the proposed subdivision and final lot frontages including future Lot 4 – the subject of this application:

·    were previously supported by Council by previously issuing subdivision consent;

·    vehicular access points are limited, supported by RMS; and,

·    suitable business exposure in an ordered total site layout is ensured.

 

The recently supported rezoning clearly indicated possible land uses and subdivision pattern – all supported by Council and RMS.

 

How would strict compliance hinder the attainment of the objects specified in Section 5(a)(i) and (ii) of the Act.

 

The relevant objects are:

(a) to encourage:

(i) the proper management, development and conservation of natural and artificial resources, including agricultural land, natural areas, forests, minerals, water, cities, towns and villages for the purpose of promoting the social and economic welfare of the community and a better environment, and,

(ii) the promotion and co-ordination of the orderly and economic use and development of

land,

 

It is argued that strict compliance would not facilitate the proper development of land zoned for the purposes proposed. The proposed development, though not meeting a development standard, does not adversely impact on the natural or built environment. Furthermore, the development of the land is influenced by the intersection alignment and location of slip lane on neighbouring lots. The alignment as required by the Council and RMS necessitates the creation of a development lot that does not meet the development standard. Strict compliance would cause the sterilisation of a significant portion of the site. This would not promote the orderly and economic use and development of land

 

Is the development standard a performance based control? Give details.

 

No. The development standard is a numerical control

 

Would strict compliance with the standard, in your particular case, be unreasonable or unnecessary? Why?

 

It would be unreasonable to insist on strict compliance because the street frontage is dictated by intersection alignment and positioning of slip lane access to the adjoining lot. Furthermore, the Council has recently supported a subdivision of the site to enable the creation of lots facing Cowpasture Road that do not meet the development standard and approved the development of future Lot 1 with frontage less than 90 metres. It is unreasonable to now impose a restriction on the landowner.

 

It would be unnecessary to insist on strict compliance because the objectives of the standard can readily be achieved in this case as the proportions of the entire site are such that the access to the site can be limited and wide, uncluttered street presentation remains possible - meeting the objectives of the control. This proposal does not alter the approved subdivision and access arrangements.

 

Are there sufficient environmental planning grounds to justify contravening the development standard? Give details.

 

There are sufficient environmental planning grounds to justify a variation to the development standard. In particular as detailed above, a contravention in development standard in this case does not undermine the objectives or reason for the standard. Finally, it is argued that there are sufficient environmental planning grounds to justify contravening the development standard as the RMS and Council have consented to the site configuration and access arrangements via several development application determinations and recent rezoning.

Officer’s comments

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

1)   It would be unreasonable to compel compliance with Clause 7.15 of the LLEP 2008, as Proposed Lot 4 has been recently approved by subdivision consent and has been identified as a suitable site for future development due to the parent property being rezoned to B6 – Enterprise Corridor to accommodate business type development on the site.

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

3)   The proposed development is of an appropriate bulk and scale and has been designed appropriately.

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

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

 

The proposed development has demonstrated compliance with FSR and height controls and is considered to be of an appropriate bulk and scale for the locality. The proposed food and drink premises with drive-thru facilities and the restaurant are considered to be a suitable form of development having regards to the B6 zoning and are considered a form of development that is consistent with the intended and desired future character of the area. Additionally, the reduced frontage does not cause any traffic safety issues and the proposal is supported by Council’s Traffic Engineering Section and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).

 

Having regard to the above, it is considered that strict compliance with Clause 7.15 Minimum Building Street Frontage in Zone B6 is unreasonable and unnecessary in this instance.

 

Independent Hearing and assessment panel

 

At their meeting on 27 June 2016, IHAP made the following recommendation:

 

The Panel recommends that DA-1228/2015 for the construction of two commercial buildings, to be used as food and drink premises with associated site works, signage, landscaping and car parking on Proposed Lot 4 in the subdivision of Lot 29 in DP 1044841 be approved subject to conditions attached to the Council officer’s report.

 

The Panel also provided the following recommendations:

 

IHAP recommendation

Agreed/Not Agreed

Council Officer’s comment

 

The panel recommends that consideration be given to removing the physical barrier between the car park of the proposed development and the service station site, provided the access arrangements discussed in Item 1 (see DA-1136/2015) are addressed.

Not agreed

The physical barrier (bollards) were introduced to respond to concerns raised by the RMS regarding access to Lot 3 being used to access Lots 2 and 4. RMS confirmed support for the proposed arrangements by letter dated 28 January 2016.

…the panel recommends that a further condition be imposed requiring the right of way to be constructed prior to issue of the occupation certificate for the proposed development.

Agreed.

A new condition (number 86) has been added to address this concern and is outlined below:

 

86.     The Right-Of-Carriageway shall be constructed to the satisfaction of Council’s Traffic and Transport Manager prior to issue of an occupation certificate for the proposed development.

The panel wish to make a general comment about landscaping opportunities within the estate. There appears to be little thought or consideration given to the general amenity of the overall site. The panel recommends that the proposal for Lot 5 incorporate appropriately scaled vegetation along the proposed right of way and interspersed within the carpark area.

 

Not agreed.

The landscape plans have been assessed by Council and are considered satisfactory. Landscaping recommendations that relate to Lot 5 will be considered as part of the development assessment of that proposal.

 

Conclusion

 

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

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

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

Environmental and Sustainability

Enhance the environmental performance of buildings and homes.


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 and Landowners Details View (Under separate cover)

2.         IHAP Report View (Under separate cover)

3.         IHAP RecommendationsView (Under separate cover)

4.         Updated Recommended Conditions of ConsentView (Under separate cover)  


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Ordinary Meeting 27 July 2016

Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel Report

 

IHAP 02

DA-1136/2015 - Construction and operation of a service station with an associated convenience store and fast food restaurant with drive through facility on Proposed Lot 3 in the subdivision of Lot 29 DP 1044841 at 501 Cowpasture Road, Len Waters Estate.

 

Strategic Direction

Liveable Safe City

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

Key Policy

Urban Development Plans

File Ref

181034.2016

Report By

Marcus Jennejohn - Senior Development Planner

Approved By

Toni Averay - Director Planning & Growth

 

Property

Lot 29 DP 1044841

501 Cowpasture Road

Len Waters Estate

Owner

AMARINO PTY LTD

Applicant

AMARINO PTY LTD

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council has received and considered a development application DA-1136/2015, proposing the construction and operation of a service station with an associated convenience store and fast food restaurant with a drive through facility on Proposed Lot 3 in the subdivision of Lot 29 in Deposited Plan 1044841 at 501 Cowpasture Road, Len Waters Estate. This application was lodged on 20 November 2015.

 

This application was referred to the 27 June 2016 meeting of the Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP) as the development seeks to vary the minimum building street frontage development standard Clause 7.15(2) of the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (LLEP) which requires a 90 metre minimum frontage for new buildings on land with frontage to a classified road in the B6 Enterprise Corridor Zone. The Council Officer’s report recommended approval of the application by way of a deferred commencement. The deferred commencement condition relates to the provision of a legalised right of carriage way over the internal road to be relied upon by the development for access.

 

 

Proposed Lot 3 (approved under DA-1106/2014) has an approved frontage to Cowpasture Road of 49.50m and therefore fails to comply with the requirements of Clause 7.15(2). The extent of the variation is 45%.

 

The IHAP recommendation was to defer the development application pending further consultation with RMS and the applicant (See Attached IHAP Recommendation).

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve Development Application DA-1136/2015 as a Deferred Commencement Consent subject to the updated recommended conditions of consent attached.

 

 

Background

 

Council has received and considered a development application DA-1136/2015 proposing the construction and operation of a service station with an associated convenience store and fast food restaurant with a drive through facility on Proposed Lot 3 in the subdivision of Lot 29 in Deposited Plan 1044841 at 501 Cowpasture Road, Len Waters Estate. 

 

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

 

The application is accompanied by a written request to vary Clause 7.15(2) of the LLEP 2008 which prescribes the minimum building street frontage of 90 metres in the B6 Enterprise Corridor Zone. The proposal includes buildings on Proposed Lot 3 which has a frontage to Cowpasture Road of 49.50m representing a 45% variation.

 

The Site

 

The subject site is legally described as Lot 29 DP 1044841 and is located at 501 Cowpasture Road, Len Waters Estate. The site is irregular in shape, with a western frontage of approximately 422.89m to Cowpasture Road and a total site area of approximately 5.312 hectares. The site (Proposed Lot 3) is orientated in an east-west direction with vehicular access available via Cowpasture Road.

 

Proposed Lot 3 is situated within the B6 Enterprise Corridor Zone under LLEP 2008.

 

The site (existing Lot 29) is identified in the following Figure 1.

Subject site
(Lot 29)
 

Figure 1 – Site and locality map

 

Proposed Lot 3 Subject Site

Figure 2 – Location of Proposed Lot 3 (Approved Plan under DA-1106/2014)

 

The subject site (Proposed Lot 3) is currently vacant, so are Proposed Lots 2, 4 & 5 which are subject to separate Development Applicants presently before Council. A McDonald’s fast food restaurant is already under construction on proposed Lot 1.

 

 

 

 

details of the proposal

 

The application seeks approval for the following:

 

·    Construction of a BP Service Station with approx. 326m2 of floor space with a convenience store, customer and staff amenities, together with an Oporto fast food restaurant with a drive through, kitchen, cool room together with an eight seat eat-in area;

·    Installation of fuel pumps, canopies and underground fuel tanks;

·    Operation of the BP Service Station, Convenience store and the Oporto fast food outlet will be 24 hours, 7 days a week;

·    Shared loading dock area;

·    New entry and exit driveways to Cowpasture Road;

·    Provision of a garbage area;

·    Construction of a 15 space car park and vehicle circulation areas/driveways. These car spaces are wholly within Proposed Lot 3;

·    Provision of 8 additional short-term parking spaces with access to the proposed fuel bowsers;

·    Signage for each premises together with one 7m high x 2.28m wide pylon sign; and

·    Landscaping and embellishment.

·    Vehicular access to the development will be via a separate entry/exit driveway off Cowpasture Road.

·    Vehicular access can also be gained from Lot 5 via a common/shared internal road servicing the entire estate.

·    Two employees proposed for the service station and convenience store.

·    The applicant has indicated the estimate of employment generation for the fast food restaurant is in the order of 15-20 employees being a mix of full-time and part time employees working on a roster. The number of employees onsite at any given time will most likely range between 4-6 employees. 

 

The proposal provides the following floor areas:

 

·    Service Station - 150m2

·    Fast food restaurant - 150m2 with 8 seats

·    Shared amenities area of - 26m2

·    Shared loading bay area

 

The proposed plans and elevations are detailed in Figures 3, 4, 5 and 6 below:

 

Figure 3 – Proposed Floor Plan

 

Figure 4 – Proposed Site Plan

 

Figure 5 – Proposed Elevations

Figure 6 – Proposed Elevations

 

the issues

 

The key issue identified with the proposal relates to a variation proposed to the minimum building street frontage development standard under Clause 7.15 of the LLEP 2008.

 

The building street frontage of Proposed Lot 3 does not comply with the minimum building street frontage required under Clause 7.15 of the LLEP 2008. In accordance with Clause 7.15 the minimum building frontage requirement in the B6 Zone is 90m for a new building with frontage to a classified road. The subject site (Lot 3) has a building street frontage of 49.50m and therefore does not meet the requirement of Clause 7.15, representing a variation of 45%. The variation to Clause 7.15 is discussed in detail further in this report.

 

Consequently, the applicant has submitted a written request seeking a variation to the minimum lot width control as prescribed by Clause 7.15(2) LLEP.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Clause 4.6 (3) prescribes:

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Clause 7.15 requires that the development as proposed only be permitted where the development site has building street frontage of ninety (90) meters or more. This proposal involves the development of a future Lot that will have a frontage of 49.50 metres to Cowpasture Road, hence not meeting the requirement of ninety (90) metres. However, the total development site (Future Lots 1-5) has frontage of 217 metres and only two (2) access points to the total site by way of signalised intersection and slip lane to only service the subject site. Access off Cowpasture Road is limited thereby satisfying the objectives of the standard as detailed below. Furthermore, it must be noted that the Council has recently consented to the subdivision of the original development site to create four (4) lots fronting Cowpasture Road with frontages less than 90 metres and recently approved development over future Lot 1 with a frontage of 35.7 metres.

 

The applicant has also provided responses in accordance with the Department of Planning and Environment guidelines. The pertinent responses are as follows:

 

What are the objectives of the zone?

 

It is considered that the proposed development satisfies all the objectives of the zone. That is, the proposal will promote and support further business along the main road (Cowpasture Road). In fact, this proposal, being a service station operation is highway/main road orientated development. Furthermore, this proposal has been designed to comply with Council’s other relevant development standards and controls including floor space controls. Such compliance ensures that the scale of retail is restricted, to ensure the continued viability of existing and proposed centres. There is no doubt that this current proposal meets all of the B6 zone objectives.

 

What is the development standard being varied?

 

Minimum Building Street Frontage

 

Under what clause is the development standard listed in the environmental planning instrument?

 

Part 7, Additional Local Provisions, Clause 7.15 Minimum Street Frontage in Zone B6

 

What are the objectives of the development standard?

 

7.15 Minimum building street frontage in Zone B6

 

(1) The objectives of this clause for the control of building frontage to streets are as follows:

(a) to ensure that acceptable vehicular access arrangements to a classified road are capable of

being achieved,

(b) to ensure that vehicular access is reasonably spaced and separated along roads and lanes,

(c) to ensure suitable business exposure in a visually uncomplicated and ordered environment.

 

What is the numeric value of the development standard in the environmental planning instrument?

 

For a site that fronts a Classified Road, the Minimum Building Street Frontage is 90 metres

 

What is proposed numeric value of the development standard in your development application?

 

49.50 metres

 

What is the percentage variation (between your proposal and the environmental planning instrument)?

 

Frontage proposed is approximately 55% of the standard.

 

How is strict compliance with the development standard unreasonable or unnecessary in this particular case?

 

This proposal involves the development of future Lot 3 with frontage of 49.50 metres to Cowpasture Road, hence not meeting the requirement of ninety (90) metres. However, the total development site (Lots 1-5) has frontage of 217 metres and limited access to the site is permitted by way of signalised intersection and direct access to proposed Lot 3 off Cowpasture Road by way of slip lane.

 

Furthermore, when the existing Lot 29 Cowpasture Road is subdivided as approved by Council, all lots fronting Cowpasture Road will not meet the 90 metre frontage requirement, but will readily meet the objectives of the control. That is, sufficiently wide street frontage is maintained and access to the site is limited. Council has issued consent to the subdivision of the site.

 

It is worth noting that the proposed subdivision and final lot frontages including future Lot 3 – the subject of this application:

·    were previously supported by Council by the issuing of subdivision consent;

·    vehicular access points are limited, supported by the Roads and Maritime Services; and,

·    suitable business exposure is ensured in an ordered total site layout.

 

The recently supported rezoning clearly indicated possible land uses and subdivision pattern – all supported by Council and Roads and Maritime Services.

 

How would strict compliance hinder the attainment of the objects specified in Section 5(a)(i) and (ii) of the Act.

 

The relevant objects are:

(a) to encourage:

(i) the proper management, development and conservation of natural and artificial resources,

including agricultural land, natural areas, forests, minerals, water, cities, towns and villages for the purpose of promoting the social and economic welfare of the community and a better environment, and,

(ii) the promotion and co-ordination of the orderly and economic use and development of land,

It is argued that strict compliance would not facilitate the proper development of land zoned for the purposes proposed. The proposed development, though not meeting a development standard, does not adversely impact on the natural or built environment.

 

Furthermore, the development of the land is influenced by the intersection alignment and location of slip lane to service the subject site. The alignment as required by the Council and RMS necessitates the creation of a development lot that does not meet the development standard.

 

Is the development standard a performance based control? Give details.

 

No. The development standard is a numerical control.

 

Would strict compliance with the standard, in your particular case, be unreasonable or unnecessary? Why?

 

It would be unreasonable to insist on strict compliance because the street frontage is dictated by intersection alignment and positioning of slip lane access to the subject site. Furthermore, the Council has recently supported a subdivision of the site to enable the creation of lots facing Cowpasture Road that do not meet the development standard and approved the development of future Lot 1 with frontage of only 35.70 metres. It is unreasonable to now seek to impose a restriction on the landowner.

 

It would be unnecessary to insist on strict compliance because the objectives of standard can readily be achieved in this case as the proportions of the entire site are such that the access to the site can be limited and wide, uncluttered street presentation remains possible - meeting the objectives of the control. This proposal does not alter the approved subdivision and access arrangements.

 

Are there sufficient environmental planning grounds to justify contravening the development standard? Give details.

 

There are sufficient environmental planning grounds to justify a variation of development standard. In particular, as detailed above, a contravention in development standard in this case does not undermine the objectives or reason for the standard.

 

Finally, it is argued that there are sufficient environmental planning grounds to justify contravening the development standard as the RMS and Council have consented to the site configuration and access arrangements via several development application determinations and recent rezoning.

Officer’s comments

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

1)   It would be unreasonable to compel compliance with Clause 7.15 of LLEP 2008, as the subject Proposed Lot 3 has been recently approved by subdivision consent and has been identified as a suitable site for future development due to the parent property being rezoned to B6 – Enterprise Corridor to accommodate business type development on the site.

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

3)   The proposed development is of an appropriate bulk and scale and has been designed appropriately.

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

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

 

The proposed development has demonstrated compliance with FSR and height controls and is considered to be of an appropriate bulk and scale for the locality. The proposed service station with a convenience store and fast food restaurant with a drive through facility are considered to be a suitable form of development, having regards to the B6 zoning and is considered a form of development that is consistent with the intended and desired future character of the area. Additionally, the reduced frontage does not cause any traffic safety issues and the proposal is supported by Council’s Traffic Engineering Section and the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).

 

Having regard to the above, it is considered that strict compliance with Clause 7.15 Minimum Building Street Frontage in Zone B6 is unreasonable and unnecessary in this instance

 


 

Independent Hearing and assessment panel

 

At their meeting on 27 June 2016, IHAP made the following recommendation:

 

That development application DA-1136/2015 be deferred pending further consultation with RMS and the applicant as described above.

 

The Panel also provided the following recommendations:

 

IHAP recommendation

Agreed/Not Agreed

Council Officer’s comment

The panel is specifically concerned that the proposed exit from the service station to Cowpasture Road will create conflict due to its location on the deceleration lane entering the M7. There is also potential conflict arising from vehicles exiting the site, crossing the deceleration lane and seeking to travel southbound along Cowpasture Road and seeking to cross Cowpasture Road to access the M7 on-ramp.

 

Not agreed

The application was referred to the RMS for concurrence as required by SEPP (Infrastructure). The RMS raised no objection with the proposal including the proposed access arrangements.

….vehicles from proposed lots 2, 4 (and for that matter 5) can gain access to the service station site via the proposed right of way. This arrangement will create conflict within the service station site and also add to the conflict identified above arising from vehicles exiting the service station site into Cowpasture Road.

Not agreed.

Physical barriers (bollards) were introduced to respond to concerns raised by the RMS regarding access to Lot 3 being used to access Lots 2 and 4. RMS confirmed support for the proposed arrangements by letter dated 28 January 2016.

The panel recommends that council officers re-consult with RMS and the applicant so as to specifically address the issue of uncontrolled access from the internal road to the service station site and exit from service station site to Cowpasture Road…. the panel suggests that consideration be given to ingress only to the service station site from Cowpasture Road so that all exit movements from the service station and the development on Lot 4 (and for that matter Lots 2 and 5) be via the internal road and signalised intersection.

Not agreed.

As discussed above, RMS has given their concurrence to this application as required by SEPP (Infrastructure). As a result, it is not considered necessary to refer the application back to the RMS for a further review. In addition, Council Traffic and Transport section have reviewed the application and raise no objections.

 

The panel recommends that a further condition be imposed requiring the right of way to be constructed prior to issue of the occupation certificate for the proposed development.

Agreed

A new condition 91 has been added to address this concern and is provided below:

 

91.     The Right-Of-Carriageway shall be constructed to the satisfaction of Council’s Traffic and Transport Manager prior to issue of an occupation certificate for the proposed development.

The panel recommends that the landscape plan be amended to incorporate appropriate shrubs and small trees to achieve an amenity commensurate with the site’s prominent position on Cowpasture Road. An amended landscape plan prepared by a suitably qualified landscape architect is to be submitted with the construction certificate.

 

Not Agreed

The landscape plans have been assessed by Council and are considered satisfactory. Landscaping related to the larger Lot 5 will be considered as part of the development assessment of that proposal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conclusion

 

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

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

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

Environmental and Sustainability

Enhance the environmental performance of buildings and homes.


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 and Landowner Details View (Under separate cover)

2.         IHAP ReportView (Under separate cover)

3.         IHAP RecommendationsView (Under separate cover)

4.         Updated Recommended Conditions of ConsentView (Under separate cover)     


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Business Improvement Report

 

DBI 01

Liverpool City Council Community Strategic Plan 2017-2027 - Community Engagement Strategy 2016-2017

 

Strategic Direction

Proud Engaged City

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

Key Policy

Community Engagement Policy

File Ref

174709.2016

Report By

Claudia Wood - Corporate Planner

Approved By

Carole Todd - Director Business Improvement

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The Local Government Act (1993) requires all Councils to have a Community Strategic Plan, Delivery Program, Operational Plan and Resourcing Strategy in place.

 

The Act also states that each Council must have in place a Community Engagement Strategy based on the principles of social justice in developing the Community Strategic Plan. The purpose of the Community Engagement Strategy is to demonstrate how Council intends to communicate with and lead the community in the development of Liverpool’s Community Strategic Plan.

 

This report presents the Community Engagement Strategy 2016-17 for consideration and endorsement.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council that Council endorses the Community Engagement Strategy 2016-17.

 

 

REPORT

 

The Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework, which was amended into the Local Government Act (1993) in 2009 replaced previous planning and reporting requirements with:

 

·      A minimum 10-year Community Strategic Plan

·      A four-year Delivery Program

·      A one-year Operational Plan

·      A Resourcing Strategy comprising of a 10-year Long Term Financial Plan, a 10-year Asset Management Plan and a four-year Workforce Management Plan.

 

The current Community Strategic Plan Growing Liverpool 2023 was endorsed by Council on 26 June 2013. With local government elections, newly appointed Council members must complete a review of the Community Strategic Plan by 30 June in the year following the election and roll forward the planning period by at least four years to adhere to the minimum 10-year period of the Community Strategic Plan.

 

To guide the development of the new Community Strategic Plan, Council is required to establish a Community Engagement Strategy that describes how Council will communicate with and involve the community in planning for the future of Liverpool City.

 

The Community Engagement Strategy must be based on the principles of social justice which are aimed at giving all members of the community an opportunity to be involved and have their views heard.

 

The Office of Local Government (OLG) outlines the principles of social justice as being:

 

·      Equity – There should be fairness in decision making, prioritising and allocation of resources, particularly for those in need. Everyone should have a fair opportunity to participate in the future of the community. The planning process should take particular care to involve and protect the interests of people in vulnerable circumstances.

·      Access – All people should have fair access to services, resources and opportunities to improve their quality of life.

·      Participation – everyone should have the maximum opportunity to genuinely participate in decisions which affect their lives.

·      Rights – Equal rights should be established and promoted, with opportunities provided for people from diverse linguistic, cultural and religious backgrounds to participate in community life.

 

 The Community Engagement Strategy aims to:

 

·      Inform the community about social, environmental, economic and civic leadership priorities for Liverpool

·      Ensure community priorities and needs shape directions for the City

·      Ensure that the community has an opportunity to be involved with Liverpool’s future, as well as Council policies, programs or issues

·      Provide an opportunity for the community to be involved in contributing to the future of the City

·      Inform Council’s decision making, strategies and projects

·      Strengthen and develop partnership and collaboration between the community, Council, local organisations, businesses and government agencies.

The Community Engagement Strategy describes the key stakeholders in the community and the proposed methods of engagement to be used to connect with different groups. The Community Engagement Strategy will be implemented from August 2016 to March 2017.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

The costs of implementing the Community Engagement Strategy will be covered by Council’s existing operational budget.

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.

Deliver services that are customer focused.

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Community Engagement Strategy 2016-17View  


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DBI 01

Liverpool City Council Community Strategic Plan 2017-2027 - Community Engagement Strategy 2016-2017

Attachment 1

Community Engagement Strategy 2016-17

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 


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Chief Financial Officer

 

CFO 01

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

179410.2016

Report By

George Georgakis - Manager Council and Executive Services

Approved By

Gary Grantham - Chief Financial Officer / Director Corporate Services

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The 2016 Local Government NSW Annual Conference will be held from Sunday 16 to Tuesday 18 October at the WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong.

 

Liverpool City Council is entitled to 10 voting delegates (plus an additional vote to Clr Hadid who is a Director of the Association) and this report recommends that Council seeks nominations from Councillors to attend the Conference to enable planning for registration and accommodation arrangements.  

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That:

 

1.    Any Councillors who wish to attend the 2016 Local Government NSW Annual Conference notify the Councillor Support Officer by 1 August 2016.

 

2.    Council consider and endorse any motions it may wish to submit to the conference.

 

REPORT

 

The 2016 Local Government NSW Annual Conference will be held from Sunday 16 to Tuesday 18 October at the WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong. The Conference is the annual policy making event for Councils who are members of Local Government NSW. Councils work together through Local Government NSW to promote local government and advocate on behalf of their communities for local democracy, informed decision making and good governance.

 

It is recommended that any Councillors who wish to attend the Conference notify the Councillor Support Officer. As the local government elections are to be held on 10 September 2016, only those Councillors who are elected at the September elections will be permitted to attend. An invitation will be extended to any new Councillors after the elections.

 

Council has been notified that it will receive 10 voting delegates at the Conference, however as per rule 30 of the Rules of the Local Government and Shires Association of New South Wales (as shown below), a Director of the Association is entitled to an additional vote.

 

“Office Bearers of the Association shall be entitled to speak on any matter before a Conference and furthermore any Director (whether an Office Bearer or not) shall be entitled to vote on any matter before a Conference, and in that regard have one vote as a Delegate and an additional vote as a consequence of being Director. In the case of a person presiding over a Conference, the right to a casting vote shall be in addition to the vote as a delegate and the vote as a Director.”

 

As Councillor Hadid is a Director of the Association, he will be entitled to an additional vote.

 

Motions for the conference are required to be submitted by 22 August 2016. Therefore, if Council wishes to submit any motions they will need to be endorsed at the July Council meeting.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Costs will be in the order of $2,500 per delegate for registration, travel, accommodation 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.         LGNSW Conference informationView

2.         Letter from Local Government NSW


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Local Government NSW Annual Conference

Attachment 1

LGNSW Conference information

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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Local Government NSW Annual Conference

Attachment 2

Letter from Local Government NSW

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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Ordinary Meeting 27 July 2016

Chief Financial Officer

 

CFO 02

Investment Report June 2016

 

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

180471.2016

Report By

Christian  Hope - Senior Financial Accountant

Approved By

Gary Grantham - Chief Financial Officer / Director Corporate Services

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report details Council’s Investment portfolio.

 

At 30th June 2016, Council held investments with a market value of $158 million. The portfolio yield for twelve months ended was 3.13 per cent exceeding the benchmark of 2.24 per cent by 89 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 30th June 2016, Council held investments with a market value of $158 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 June 2016, the ratio of market value compared to face value of various debt securities is shown in the table below.

 

* 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.

 

Portfolio Maturity Profile

 

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

 

 

Market Value by Issuer and Institution Policy limit as per Investment Policy

 

 

Overall Portfolio Credit Framework compliance to Investment Policy

 

 

 

 

 

Portfolio Performance against Bank Bill Swap Rate (BBSW)

 

The 90 day BBSW is often referred to as the reference rate for market interest rates and, in particular, is used to benchmark yield on fixed Income securities.

 

Council’s investment portfolio yield for the 12 months ended 30 June 2016 was 3.13 per cent which exceeded benchmark of 2.24 per cent by 89 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 out performance 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

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

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The portfolio yield for 12 month ended is 89 basis points above the benchmark for the same period (3.13% against 2.24%).

Annual Income vs. Budget

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Council’s investment year to date interest income was slightly below budget as at 30 June 2016 by $22k.

 

Investment Policy Compliance

Legislative Requirements

 

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Fully Compliant.

Portfolio Credit Rating Limit

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Fully Compliant.

 

Institutional Exposure Limits

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Fully Compliant.

Term to Maturity Limits

MCWB01114_0000[1]

Fully Compliant

 

Economic Outlook – Reserve Bank of Australia

The Reserve Bank Board meets eleven times each year, on the first Tuesday of each month, except in January. At its meeting on 6th of July the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.75 per cent.  This historically low cash rate impacts returns on investment. Returns on Term Deposits and Floating Rate Notes have significantly dropped since the last twelve months. The average market returns on term deposits are:

·    Longer term deposits (> 3years maturity) - 3.0% to 3.4% p.a

·    Medium term (2 to 3 years to maturity) - 2.7 % to 3.0 % p.a.

·    Short term deposits rate (less than one year to maturity) – ranges from 2.3% to 2.7% per annum.

·    Cash & Cash At Call accounts range from1.7% to 2.25%

·    31 Days’ Notice Account 2.45%

 

Certificate of Responsible Accounting Officer

 

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

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Council’s investment year to date interest income was slightly below budget as at 30 June 2016 by $22k.

nvironmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership and Governance

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Investment Portfolio June 2016View

2.         Performance Graphs Actual to Budget June 2016View  


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CFO 02

Investment Report June 2016

Attachment 1

Investment Portfolio June 2016

 


 


 


145

CFO 02

Investment Report June 2016

Attachment 2

Performance Graphs Actual to Budget June 2016

 


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Ordinary Meeting 27 July 2016

Chief Financial Officer

 

CFO 03

Review of the Civic Expenses and Facilities Policy after Public Exhibition

 

Strategic Direction

Leading Proactive Council

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

Key Policy

Good Governance

File Ref

180904.2016

Report By

David Maguire - Governance Coordinator

Approved By

Gary Grantham - Chief Financial Officer / Director Corporate Services

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Section 252(1) of the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act) requires that Council adopt or amend a policy annually for the payment of expenses and provision of facilities to the Mayor

and Councillors. The Mayor and Councillors are entitled to be paid fees, to receive reimbursements for expenses and to be provided with facilities in accordance with such a policy. Council’s current policy is known as the Civic Expenses and Facilities Policy.

 

On 25 May 2016, Council adopted the attached policy, subject to public exhibition, as required under section 253(1) of the Act. Apart from the changes to the fees payable to the Mayor and Councillors (contained in the table to clause 4.1.2), the other proposed changes to the previous policy, approved by Council, are:

 

a)   The deletion of clause 4.4(o) from the policy and the insertion of a similar clause 4.18, providing for mobile offices for both the Mayor and Councillors;

b)   Provision for reimbursement for non-attendance at conferences (clause 4.8.7);

c)   Payment of overseas flights for travel by Councillors (clause 4.10.4).

In accordance with section 253(1) of the Act, the attached policy was publicly exhibited. No public submissions were received.

 

Further minor changes to clause 4.6.2 regarding the provision of IT hardware are recommended.

 

It is recommended that Council note this report, adopt the policy attached to this report, and provide a copy of the 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.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receive and note this report;

 

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

 

3.    Provide a copy of the 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.

 

REPORT

 

Section 252(1) of the Act requires that Council adopt or amend a policy annually for the payment of expenses and provision of facilities to the Mayor and Councillors.

 

The Local Government Remuneration Tribunal (the LGRT), an independent tribunal, makes an annual determination of fees paid to mayors and councillors throughout NSW, based on the size of particular councils. This year’s determination was handed down on 29 March 2016, recommending an increase in fees of 2.5% for the 2016/2017 financial year. The fee range determined for the category in which Liverpool is placed (Metropolitan Centre), has the following minimum and maximum range as determined by the LGRT:

 

Councillor

Mayor*

Minimum Annual Fee

Maximum

Annual Fee

Minimum

Annual Fee

Maximum Annual Fee

$12,830

$23,950

$27,260

$63,640

* NOTE: This fee must be paid in addition to the fee paid to the

              Mayor and Councillors as per section 249(2) of the Act.

 

Clause 4.1.3 of Council’s current policy states:

 

As a policy objective, the annual fee paid for Councillors and the Mayor will be equivalent to the maximum fee as recommended by the Tribunal. This objective recognises that Liverpool is a rapidly growing Council, requiring enormous effort in managing this growth while simultaneously ensuring that the existing population is supported and well served.

 

It is recommended that the fees payable to the Mayor and Councillors be consistent with the maximum for the Metropolitan Centre category, determined by the LGRT on 29 March 2016 and set out in clause 4.1.2 of the attached policy. The new fees will be payable monthly in arrears from 1 July 2016.

 

Apart from the changes to the fees payable to the Mayor and Councillors, the other proposed changes to the previous policy, approved by Council, are:

 

a)   The deletion of clause 4.4(o) from the policy and the insertion of a similar clause 4.18, providing for mobile offices for both the Mayor and Councillors;

b)   Provision for reimbursement for non-attendance at conferences (clause 4.8.7);

c)   Payment of overseas flights for travel by Councillors (clause 4.10.4).

In accordance with section 253(1) of the Act, the policy, containing the above amendments, was publicly exhibited. No public submissions were received.

 

In addition to the changes referred to above, minor amendments are recommended to clause 4.6.2 of the policy to remove references in the policy to the provision of a desk top personal computer or laptop to Councillors, given that all Councillors now have access to an Ipad Pro or Microsoft Surface. Hence, clause 4.6.2 of the policy has been amended and its sub-clauses re-ordered accordingly, as shown in red type font. There is no requirement to publicly exhibit these minor amendments.

 

In accordance with section 253(4) of the Act, a copy of the policy must be forwarded to the Chief Executive of the Office of Local Government within 28 days of its adoption.

 

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

 

1.         Draft Civic Expenses and Facilities Policy After Public Exhibition With Minor Amendments


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Review of the Civic Expenses and Facilities Policy after Public Exhibition

Attachment 1

Draft Civic Expenses and Facilities Policy After Public Exhibition With Minor Amendments

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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Ordinary Meeting 27 July 2016

Chief Financial Officer

 

CFO 04

Legal Costs - Moorebank Recyclers Legal Appeal

 

Strategic Direction

Leading Proactive Council

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

Key Policy

Long-Term Financial Plan

File Ref

182916.2016

Report By

Chris White - Manager Governance & Legal

Approved By

Michael Cullen - Acting Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

On 30 September 2015, Council directed staff to take legal action to oppose the Planning and Assessment Commission’s approval of a concrete recycling facility off Newbridge Road, Moorebank.

 

The appeal is well underway, and is listed for hearing over three (3) weeks in the Land and Environment Court (running from 10 October to 28 October, 2016).

 

The costs in the proceedings have been substantial, owing to the complexity of the issues, the need to obtain experts across a wide range of disciplines, and the time that has been dedicated to addressing the concerns of the significant number of objectors.

 

As such, Council’s current legal budget will not be able to accommodate the costs.  A further budget allocation is sought to ensure that the matter can proceed and the costs are met.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Approve the commitment of a further $378,500 in funding to Council’s Planning and Development legal budget, to cover expected expenses arising from the hearing of the Class 1 appeal relating to the proposed concrete recycling facility at Newbridge Road, Moorebank.

 

2.    Direct the CEO to address the question of a source for these funds through the quarterly budget review process.

 

 

 

 

REPORT

 

On 30 September 2015, Council directed staff to take legal action to oppose the Planning and Assessment Commission’s approval of a concrete recycling facility off Newbridge Road, Moorebank.  Council resolved (at MM37):

 

That Council:

 

1.    Write to the NSW Planning Minister to express our disappointment to the decision by the PAC to approve this facility and inform him that we will oppose the decision in the Land and Environment Court.

 

2.    Delegate authority to the Chief Executive Officer to commence legal proceedings against any and all relevant parties in relation to Planning Assessment Commission determination D356/15 and Part 3A application 05-0157, concerning the approval of a waste recycling facility in Moorebank.

 

3.    Authorise the Chief Executive Officer to explore all avenues including the potential of a land swap and site testing to stop the proposed development proceeding, should legal action be unsuccessful; and

 

4.    Write to the affected residents to advise them of Liverpool Council’s planned course of action, and continue to update them periodically on the progress of our legal challenge.

 

5.    Notes the confidential legal advice received by Liverpool Council in regards to a legal challenge.

 

The appeal is well underway, and is listed for hearing over three (3) weeks in the Land and Environment Court (running from 10 October to 28 October, 2016).

 

Council has engaged panel law firm Swaab Attorneys to conduct the appeal.  Specialist Senior Counsel, Mr Craig Leggat, SC, has been engaged to provide detailed advice and to present Council’s case before the Court at hearing.

 

Council has also engaged consultant experts in the areas of planning, urban design, traffic management, stormwater/flooding, air quality/dust, noise and acoustics, Aboriginal heritage, waste management, flora and fauna, terrestrial ecology, aquatic ecology, contaminated land, and geotechnical engineering.

 

The costs in the proceedings have been substantial, owing to the complexity of the issues, the need to obtain experts across a wide range of disciplines, and the time that has been dedicated to addressing the concerns of the significant number of objectors.

 

As such, Council’s current legal budget will not be able to accommodate the costs.  A further budget allocation is sought to ensure that the matter can proceed and the costs are met.

 

At present, estimates provided by Council’s lawyers and the numerous experts engaged to assist in the proceedings suggest that a further $378,500 will be required to fund the proceedings through to completion.

 

Council’s entire annual legal budget for planning and development matters is $454,000 (which represents a reduction of 42% from the 2015-16 budget position).  This funding is already largely committed to other matters, such as the defence of the appeal by the owners of the Casula Hotel site (467 Hume Highway), defence of an appeal concerning a sex services premises in the Liverpool CBD, and a series of ongoing prosecutions relating to breaches of environmental legislation and planning laws.  Furthermore, Council must maintain reserves for inevitable future matters that will arise throughout the remainder of the financial year.

 

As such, a further allocation is sought to cover the shortfall that is likely to arise from the ongoing conduct of this appeal.

 

At present, a preferred source for the funding is not apparent.  It is recommended that the question of a source for this funding be referred to the first quarter budget review process.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Deliver and maintain a range of transport related infrastructure such as footpaths, bus shelters and bikeways.

Enhance the environmental performance of buildings and homes.

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

Facilitate economic development.

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

Environmental and Sustainability

Manage the environmental health of waterways.

Manage air, water, noise and chemical pollution.

Enhance the environmental performance of buildings and homes.

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

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

Promote an integrated and user friendly public transport service.

Support the delivery of a range of transport options.


Social and Cultural

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

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

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


Civic Leadership and Governance

Act as an environmental leader in the community.

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

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

 

Nil  


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City Presentation Report

 

DCP 01

Waste Pick-up Cycle

 

Strategic Direction

Natural Sustainable City

Lead the community to develop and implement environmentally sustainable practices

Key Policy

Waste Management Policy

File Ref

167578.2016

Report By

Valerie Lebon – Acting Waste Management Coordinator

Approved By

Wayne Carter - Director City Presentation

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report discusses the cost of changing the pick-up cycle for the yellow waste bin from fortnightly to weekly and other implications pertinent to this matter and provides a recommendation to Council for consideration.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council defer decisions on changing the yellow bin collection services to a weekly basis until a comprehensive evaluation of impacts on waste collection services after commencement of the Container Deposit Scheme.

 

REPORT

 

The current fortnightly recycling service (yellow bins) is delivered by dividing the Liverpool LGA into two geographical zones in which the contractor collects the recycling bins in each zone on alternate weeks. Changing the bin collection service to a weekly basis will require collection of the existing 61,500 bins twice more per month.  The current rate per bin is $1.6974 and if the additional services could be delivered at that rate the additional cost per year will be at least $2.5 million.

 

The actual annual cost increase could be significantly more than $2.5 million however, because this estimate does not include the cost of the procurement of additional collection vehicles. The Contractor’s existing fleet does not have the operating capacity to provide the extra 61,500 recycling services per fortnight, and the remaining term of 3 years of the existing contract is insufficient to amortise the cost of six additional vehicles that would have to be sourced by the contractor to provide the weekly services. The actual additional annual cost to Council would be further increased by an amount to cover the procurement of these extra collection vehicles for a term of less than their useful life.

 

The total actual increase in annual cost to deliver a weekly recycling collection service within the term of this current contract could be in the range of $2.9 to $3.4 million because of the fleet inefficiencies involved.

 

The increase in costs flowing from additional collection services is fully recoverable through a Domestic Waste Management Levy and therefore will not affect Council’s FFTF status. The most cost-effective time to introduce a significant change in service level such as this one would be at the commencement of a new contract when the tenderers have the opportunity to offer their most competitive bids based on a long term contract. If the proposed changes are to be introduced within the term of the current contract, the contractor will need several months’ notice to acquire vehicles and train staff.

 

The procedure for new domestic waste services is that residents, once they have completed construction of their new dwellings and have received an occupation certificate, are required to contact Council to request the commencement of a new Domestic Waste Service. Bins will then be delivered to the residential property within 24-48 hours.

 

In response to the question about Range Road, Cecil Park, according to Council records, there has not been any requests for a bin service.

 

Distribution of the 2016 recycling calendars was completed, providing information clearly outlining recycling collection dates and items which can be placed for recycling in the yellow-lid bin. 

 

The recent announcement by the NSW Government of the Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) to commence from July 2017, will impact on recycling services. 

 

Studies on the implementation of a CDS have suggested that:

·    Kerbside recycling would contain 17% less material;

·    5% of the material in the remaining kerbside bin would be unreturned CDS material;

·    Material Recycling Facility (MRF) revenues would be 31% higher (due to the value of unredeemed deposits); and

·    Recycling is likely to result in a payment (as opposed to a charge to Councils at the MRF gate;

 

However the CDS announced by the government varies from that expected in terms of inclusions and exclusions so the impact might vary.  A post implementation review will further inform Council’s consideration of additional recycling services.

 

It should be noted Council has also opened the community recycling centre located at 99 Rose Street, Liverpool in the last 12 months and that may also impact on the requirement for weekly services.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are economic and financial considerations. Increased annual costs of up to $3.4 million could be incurred.

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.

There are environmental and sustainability considerations.


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  


177

Ordinary Meeting 27 July 2016

Community and Culture Report

 

DCC 01

Public Safety Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) in the Liverpool City Centre

 

Strategic Direction

Liveable Safe City

Improve the community’s sense of safety in Liverpool

Key Policy

Community Safety and Crime Prevention Strategy

File Ref

173470.2016

Report By

Kamrun Rahman - Community Development Worker (Community Safety)

Approved By

Julie Scott - Acting Director Community & Culture

 

 

Executive Summary

 

At its meeting on 16 December 2015, Council resolved that a further report be presented to Council in six months providing a review of the Public Safety Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Program (the Program) in the Liverpool City Centre, including a review of the Code of Practice.

 

This report provides a summary of the outcomes of the review of the Program in the City Centre, including the operation, management and financials relating to the crime prevention program. The Public Safety Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Code of Practice has been reviewed (and renamed) and is attached to this report for adoption by Council.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes this report; and

 

2.    Adopts the Public Safety Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Policy, attached to this report.

 

REPORT

 

Council resolved at its meeting on 16 December 2015 to receive a further report on the review of the Public Safety Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Program and the Code of Practice in six months. This report has been prepared in accordance with that resolution.

 

CCTV cameras were installed at a number of “hotspot locations” in the City Centre in December 2013. The CCTV system has been in operation since April 2014. The Program aims to reduce crime, improve perceptions of safety by the public and assist the Police with the detection and prosecution of offenders in the City Centre. Council is responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring and auditing of the CCTV system as part of its broader community safety program.

 

Operation of the Program

Liverpool Police and Council staff members have worked closely to implement and administer the Program effectively since it commenced in 2014. A total of 24 cameras (20 cameras under the Attorney General’s Department Safe Streets Programme and four cameras under the Safer Suburbs Taxi Security Scheme) were installed at a number of “hotspot locations” identified by Liverpool Police. In accordance with legal requirements, Council staff installed signage at each CCTV camera location to inform the community about the operation of the CCTV cameras.

 

Council staff presented a workshop on the Program to Liverpool Police in September 2014. The workshop sought to inform the Police about operational aspects of the Program, highlighting how the Program might assist them in law enforcement, including prosecutions for criminal activities. The Police received further training in November 2014 to assist them in reviewing CCTV footage by using the monitor.

 

Since the Program commenced in April 2014, Council has received and processed a total of 41 requests from the Police to view footage to assist them in detecting and prosecuting criminal offences. These requests have all been processed with high priority by Council’s IT and Governance teams.

 

Meetings between Council staff and the Police involved with the Program have taken place twice annually since 2014 to identify and address issues and concerns related to the operation of the Program. Council is responsible for the maintenance and the management of the CCTV network.

 

A crime analysis of the City Centre, provided by Liverpool Police in June this year, has shown that, although this area had previously been a “hotspot location” for crimes such as assaults, stealing from motor vehicles, stealing from persons, malicious damage and robbery, the rate of each of these crimes has decreased or remained stable since the CCTV Program has been in operation. The reduction in crime in the City Centre may be attributed to a combination of situational crime prevention strategies together with the installation of the CCTV system.

 

Currently, three cameras in the Macquarie Mall are not in operation. These cameras were removed in order to allow upgrade works in the Mall to occur. They will be reinstalled when the upgrade works are completed by the end of 2016.

 

As a result of the recent move by the Police to a new Police station, the server and the monitor for the camera system have been relocated within the Council administration building. Arrangements have been made to ensure that Police can still have access to the monitor.

 

Management of the Program

The Program is managed in accordance with the Public Safety Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Code of Practice, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Council and the Police.

 

Minor changes have been made by Council’s Governance Coordinator to the Code of Practice which has been renamed, for the sake of consistency with other Council policies, as the Public Safety Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Policy. Minor changes have been made to the Policy, which are highlighted in red type in the attached document.

 

In accordance with the MOU, the SOPs are confidential. The SOPs will be reviewed and approved by the CEO (under delegation) after the adoption of the Policy by Council.

 

No changes are required to the MOU.

 

Financials of the CCTV Program 

The table below sets out details of total expenditure on the CCTV program to date:

 

Item Description

Amount

System design for ring 1 and ring 2

$36,960

Hardware for rings 1 and 2, including CCTV

$568,392

Installation of rings 1and 2

$66,000

ISP core router

$33,000

First year maintenance

$31,460

Balance of installation completion from ring 1 and ring 2

$88,000

Microwave link equipment hardware for ring 3,4,5 including 6 links

$99,000

Equipment for ring 3,4,5

$138,034

Ring 5 equipment to Ring 2 + Ring 3 installation

$57,332

Year 2 Maintenance

$31,460

Year 3 Maintenance

$31,460

Total

$1,181,098

 

Council obtained a grant of $300,000 from the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, through the Safer Streets Programme, in September 2014, to assist with the implementation of the CCTV Program in the Liverpool City Centre. Council received an initial payment of $150,000 from the Department in September 2014. Council has recently submitted a progress report to the Department together with a payment claim for the balance of the grant sum ($150,000). The balance of the grant sum, when received, will be used in accordance with the signed funding agreement.

 

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.


Civic Leadership and Governance

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Draft Public Safety Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Policy


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Public Safety Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) in the Liverpool City Centre

Attachment 1

Draft Public Safety Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Policy

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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Community and Culture Report

 

DCC 02

Liverpool City Council Aboriginal Cultural Protocols

 

Strategic Direction

Proud Engaged City

Protect and preserve Liverpool’s heritage, including its rural landscape and cultural history

Key Policy

Community Engagement Policy

File Ref

177636.2016

Report By

Norma Burrows - Community Development Worker (ATSI)

Approved By

Julie Scott - Acting Director Community & Culture

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The purpose of this report is to seek adoption of the Draft Aboriginal Cultural Protocols. The Draft Aboriginal Cultural Protocols (The Protocols) seek to recognise Australia’s Indigenous people by observance of practices and acknowledgements contained in this document.

 

The Protocols provide key cultural practices that Council staff should observe at Council functions and events when recognising Australia’s Indigenous people, in particular, the traditional custodians of the Liverpool local government area - the Darug people. The Protocols also include key dates and other ceremonies relevant to Aboriginal people, and the recommendation for staff training in understanding and demonstrating respect for Aboriginal people and culture.

 

This report recommends that Council adopts The Draft Aboriginal Cultural Protocols as attached to this report.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes this report; and

 

2.    Adopts the Draft Aboriginal Cultural Protocols, attached to this report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPORT

 

Each year Council delivers numerous events, functions and meetings. However, despite best practice, there is no adopted Policy that specifies observance in relation to Aboriginal protocols such as ‘Acknowledgement to Country’ and ‘Welcome to Country’. The newly developed Draft Protocols will provide guidance to Council staff on how to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their important cultural heritage at all official events, functions and meetings of Council.

 

The Draft Aboriginal Cultural Protocols demonstrate respect for the cultural traditions, history and diversity of the Aboriginal community. It is important that Aboriginal culture is acknowledged to show respect for Aboriginal people and to continue to foster and build strong partnerships with the first inhabitants of this country.

 

As identified in the Draft Protocols, staff will work with the People and Organisation Development unit to design and deliver in-house training for staff on how to apply the Protocols.

 

Once adopted, the Protocols will be published on Council’s website and distributed to local agencies. It is anticipated that these Protocols will also be observed by local service providers as it provides guidance to organisations when working with the local Aboriginal community.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social and Cultural

Raise awareness in the community about the importance of Aboriginal culture

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

Promote community harmony and address discrimination.

Council values the unique status of Aboriginal people as the original owners and custodians of lands and waters, including the land and waters of Liverpool City Council.

Council values the unique status of Torres Strait Islander people as the original owners and custodians of the Torres Strait Islands and surrounding waters.


Civic Leadership and Governance

Act as an advocate for social acceptance.

Promote local Aboriginal Protocols to be adhered to when engaging with the community.

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

Foster neighbourhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Draft Aboriginal Cultural Protocols  July 2016View (Under separate cover)  


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Community and Culture Report

 

DCC 03

Liverpool Sporting Donations

 

Strategic Direction

Healthy Inclusive  City

Improve health and wellbeing and encourage a happy, active community

Key Policy

Recreation Strategy

File Ref

183230.2016

Report By

Mark Westley - Sports Development Officer

Approved By

Julie Scott - Acting Director Community & Culture

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council provides financial assistance to residents selected in representative teams at a regional, state and national level through the Liverpool Sporting Donations Program.

 

Applications are reviewed by the Liverpool Sports Committee then presented to Council for approval.  This report presents the funding recommendations made by the Liverpool Sports Committee for Council's consideration.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council endorse the Liverpool Sports Committee’s recommendations for the provision of $700 under the Sporting Donations Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant Details

Amount

Jake Vartuli

$500

Logan Kemp

$200

 

 

REPORT

 

Council's Sporting Donations Program is available to individuals and sporting teams who live in the Liverpool LGA.  Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and are reviewed by the Liverpool Sports Committee.

 

Two applications for sporting donations have been received by Council since April 2016 2015. Both applications met the program criteria and were recommended for funding by the Liverpool Sports Committee at the meeting held 9 June 2016. The program criteria can be found as an attachment to this report for the reference of Councillors. A summary of the request received and the recommendations are shown in the table below.

 

Applicant Details

Eligibility

Representation

Recommendation

Jake Vartuli

Local resident – West Hoxton

Representing Australian U13’ Softball Team at the 2016 Softball Tournament held in Japan from 11th to 20th August 2016.

National

$500

Logan Kemp

Local resident – Wattle Grove

Representing Macarthur Little League team at the 2016 Australian Little League Championships held in Lismore NSW from 8th to 13th June 2016

State

$200

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

A budget allocation of $15,000 for the Sporting Donations Program was adopted by Council in its 2016/2017 Operational Plan.  If the recommended amount of $700 is endorsed the remaining balance will be $14,300.  The recommendations within this report for sporting donations will be funded from the Sporting Donations Program.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social and Cultural

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


Civic Leadership and Governance

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Liverpool Sporting Donations Program Criteria


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Liverpool Sporting Donations

Attachment 1

Liverpool Sporting Donations Program Criteria

 

 


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Economic Development Report

 

DEE 01

Charitable Collections on Council Controlled Lands Policy

 

Strategic Direction

Vibrant Prosperous City

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

Key Policy

City Centre Strategy

File Ref

179389.2016

Report By

Nicole Voorhout - Personal Assistant to the Director Economic Development

Approved By

Julie Scott - Acting Director Economic Development

 

 

Executive Summary

 

To ensure that Council can properly and consistently assess and consider Charitable Collections on Council Controlled Land a Charitable Collections on Council Controlled Land Policy is proposed.  The proposed policy seeks to:

 

a)   Regulate, in accordance with guidelines published by the NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing (OLGR), the activities of those persons collecting on behalf of a registered charitable organisation on Council controlled lands within the Liverpool local government area;

b)   To facilitate charitable collections and promotions in the Liverpool LGA on public property in a way that supports organisations but at the same time minimises disruption to residents and businesses.

c)   To provide reasonable access to public property under the control of Council for the purpose of charitable collections.

 

The proposed policy is attached for Council’s consideration and approval.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council adopts the attached proposed Charitable Collections on Council Controlled Land Policy.

 

 

REPORT

 

Council has no existing framework in place to consider the benefits to the Liverpool area and to Council from Charitable Collections on Council controlled land.

 

The key principles for the policy relate to an equitable system for assessing applications, including responsibility and accountability for both Council staff and applicants.

 

The draft policy has been circulated on the Councillor intranet from 2 May 2016 and there were no comments received.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Facilitate economic development.

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

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social and Cultural

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


Civic Leadership and Governance

There are no civic leadership and governance consideration.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Draft Charitable Collections on Council Controlled Lands Policy


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Charitable Collections on Council Controlled Lands Policy

Attachment 1

Draft Charitable Collections on Council Controlled Lands Policy

 


 


 


 


 


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Economic Development Report

 

DEE 02

Hoardings Policy

 

Strategic Direction

Vibrant Prosperous City

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

Key Policy

City Centre Strategy

File Ref

179418.2016

Report By

Nicole Voorhout - Personal Assistant to the Director Economic Development

Approved By

Julie Scott - Acting Director Economic Development

 

 

Executive Summary

 

To ensure that Council can properly and consistently assess and consider the erection of hoardings within the Liverpool local government area (LGA) a Hoardings policy is proposed.  The proposed policy seeks:

 

a.   To provide a clear and consistent process by which Council may consider the approval and erection of hoardings on footpaths located within road reserves;

b.   To provide well designed, safe and quality hoardings across the Liverpool Local Government Area and adhere to all current work, health and safety requirements, to ensure pedestrian access and safety at all times;

c.   To ensure the visual quality of hoarding imagery through the implementation of consistent Council and proponent branding in appropriate locations.

 

The proposed policy is attached for Council’s consideration and approval.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council adopts the attached proposed Hoardings Policy.

 

REPORT

 

Council has no existing framework in place to consider the benefits to the Liverpool area and to Council in relation to the erection of Hoardings.

 

The key principles for the policy relate to meeting required legislation, the types of hoardings, maintenance and operating procedures.

 

The draft policy was circulated on the Councillor intranet from 17 May 2016 and there were no comments received.

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Facilitate economic development.

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

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.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Draft Liverpool Hoarding PolicyView (Under separate cover)   


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Infrastructure and Environment Report

 

DIEN 01

2015-2016 Capital Works Carryover of Projects and Funds

 

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

181403.2016

Report By

Kevin Smith - Manager Infrastructure Delivery

Approved By

Raj Autar - Director Infrastructure and Environment

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council, at its meeting held on 26 May 2015 adopted a budget for the 2015/2016 financial year including Council’s Capital Works budget. An overall capital budget of $79,365,491 was approved by Council in the adopted budget and subsequent quarterly program reviews were undertaken in September and December 2015 and March 2016.

 

This report outlines the capital program budget result for the financial year ending 30 June 2016, highlighting works that need to be carried over to the 2016/2017 budget to enable Council to achieve the objectives of the 2015/2016 Operational Plan.

 

Council has issued contracts for almost 97% of the budgeted program with almost 88% completed by the end of financial year 2015/16. Remaining projects are either substantially progressed or delayed due to reasons beyond Council’s control.

 

The carryover amount required to complete the program is $9,617,202 representing 12% of the programmed budget. A list of these projects has been provided in Attachment 1.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes the report.

 

2.      Approves the works and services listed in Attachment 1 with a remaining budget of $9,617,202 to be carried over from the 2015/16 financial year to the 2016/17 financial year.

 

 

 

REPORT

 

Council’s budget adopted in May 2015 and subsequent quarterly program reviews undertaken in September and December 2015 and March 2016 approved an overall capital budget of $79,365,491 for the 2015/16 financial year. By 30 June 2016, Council had issued contracts for almost 97% of the value of the budgeted program.

 

Almost 88% of the program was completed by the end of the 2015/16 financial year. The majority of the remaining projects are either substantially progressed or delayed due to reasons beyond Council’s control.

 

Completion has been delayed due to sustained wet weather conditions, particularly towards the end of the financial year hindering the construction activities. Extended delays in obtaining regulatory and utility approvals have also resulted in some projects not being able to reach completion. Some projects were also delayed by unsatisfactory or insufficient tender response while others were programmed to be completed over two financial years.

 

The requested carryover funds represent the balance of funds provided in the budget for works that have not been completed by 30 June 2016. The carryover amount required to complete the program is $9,617,202 which represents 12% of the approved budget.

 

In accordance with Clause 211 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, Council approval is required to carryover these funds and continue those projects in 2016/17. A list of these projects has been provided in Attachment 1.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

 

There are no additional financial implications as all projects are fully funded.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Deliver and maintain a range of public infrastructure such as footpaths, bus shelters and bikeways, drainage and community and recreational facilities.

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

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social and Cultural

Promote active lifestyle by providing relevant public infrastructure.

Provide safe and accessible transport facilities.


Civic Leadership and Governance

Deliver services that are customer focused.

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         List of 2015-2016 projects and funds required to be carried over


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2015-2016 Capital Works Carryover of Projects and Funds

Attachment 1

List of 2015-2016 projects and funds required to be carried over

 


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Infrastructure and Environment Report

 

DIEN 02

Speaking for the Planet (S4P) Event

 

Strategic Direction

Natural Sustainable City

Lead the community to develop and implement environmentally sustainable practices

Key Policy

Environment Restoration Plan

File Ref

183034.2016

Report By

Madhu  Pudasaini - Manager Technical Support

Approved By

Raj Autar - Director Infrastructure and Environment

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Speaking 4 the Planet (S4P) is a public speaking and drama competition that recognises and celebrates World Environment Day (WED). S4P invites local high school students to participate by preparing speeches and performances related to the WED theme “Go Wild for Life”.

 

This is the second year that Liverpool Council has supported and assisted in facilitating an S4P event in Liverpool. The event was held at Liverpool Boys High School on 10 June 2016 and was opened by Mayor Ned Mannoun. Six high schools participated this year in three speech categories.

 

The winners of the prepared and impromptu speech have been invited to this Council meeting to deliver their winning speeches.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

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

 

 

REPORT

 

Speaking 4 the Planet (S4P) is a public speaking and drama competition that recognises and celebrates World Environment Day (WED). S4P invites local High School students to participate by preparing speeches and performances related to the WED theme.

 

World Environment Day 2016

 

World Environment Day is celebrated each year on 5 June. It is an internationally recognised day endorsed and supported by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). It is designed to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action. Each year, it designates a theme for special attention and action. This year’s theme “Go Wild for Life” revolves around the illegal wildlife trade and encourages people to celebrate all those species under threat and inspires them to take action to help safeguard wildlife for future generations.

 

The booming illegal trade in wildlife products is eroding Earth's precious biodiversity, robbing us of our natural heritage and pushing whole species towards extinction. This includes both animals or plants that are threatened within the local area as well as at a national or global level as many local extinctions will eventually add up to a global extinction.

 

According to the information provided by UNEP, efforts to counter the illicit trade, including stronger policies, awareness campaigns and investments in community conservation and law enforcement, have scored some great successes. However, many species remain at risk and it will take a dedicated and sustained effort by each and every one of us to turn the tide.

 

For this, more people need to understand the damage this illicit trade has caused to our environment, livelihoods, communities and security. We must change our habits and behaviour so that the demand for illegal wildlife products declines. More community and actions will put pressure on the governments and relevant international organisations to introduce and enforce legal instruments to combat this trade.

 

The S4P Event

 

This year, Sutherland Shire Environment Centre along with event organiser Phil Smith from Know Hands Consultancy invited Liverpool Council to once again support this year’s S4P event in Liverpool. Each S4P event is registered on the UN’s World Environment Day website. In conjunction with Council, Liverpool Boys High School hosted the 2016 event.

 

The students participating in the event delivered speeches and performances based on the WED theme. They were asked to think creatively about how problems are identified, defined and solved. They were invited to present quirky ideas as they challenge the audience to think differently.

 

There were three sections of the competition, each based on the UN’s theme. There were prizes for each section and all participants received a gift. The three sections were:

 

·    Prepared speech - One student from each school delivered a five minute speech on a sustainability topic linked to WED theme. Students for this section were drawn from the school’s environmental group.

 

·    Impromptu speech - One student from each participating school delivered a three minute impromptu talk on a topic given to them on the day. Students were given at least 30 minutes to prepare their talks. Students for this section were drawn from the school’s public speaking or debating teams.

 

·    Impromptu Eco-drama - Drama students (up to five) from each school performed a short piece that expressed a point of view on the UN’s theme. Students had 30 minutes to prepare.

 

Council’s Support

 

As mentioned earlier, Liverpool Council was a proud supporter of this year’s S4P event. As an important stakeholder, Council supported the event by:

 

·    Sending a Mayoral Letter to all Liverpool High Schools inviting them to participate in the event;

 

·    Providing an information pack from Council to all schools including event information, a teacher support booklet developed by Know Hands Consultancy, and flyers and brochures regarding protection of our local flora, fauna and vegetation communities;

 

·    The Mayor opening the event at Liverpool Boys High School on the 10 June 2016;

 

·    Inviting the prepared and impromptu speech winners of the S4P event to the July Council meeting to present their winning speeches; and

 

·    Inviting the winners from all categories to present their winning speeches and drama performance at the annual Environment Volunteer Recognition Event on 13 December 2016.

 

The Event Outcome

 

Six high schools from within the LGA accepted the offer to participate in this year’s Liverpool Speaking 4 the Planet Event, including Liverpool Boys High School (event hosts and winners of two categories at the 2015 event), Casula High School, Liverpool Girls High School, James Busby High School, Unity Grammar College and Malek Fahd Islamic School Hoxton Park.

 

Each high school provided entrants in multiple event categories and proceeded to deliver their speeches in front of participants, teachers, guests and a panel of three judges. Through careful deliberation and assessment using event judging criteria, judges awarded the following winners of the three categories:

 

·    Prepared Speech Winner – Sidrah Asad Mahboob, Malek Fahd Islamic School Hoxton Park;

·    Impromptu Speech Winner – Marilyn Tek, Liverpool Girls High School; and

·    Impromptu Eco-Drama – Liverpool Girls High School (five students).

 

The three category winners, participating schools, teachers and participants were awarded their prizes. The winners of the prepared and impromptu speeches were invited to attend this Council meeting to deliver their winning speeches.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

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.

Facilitate the development of community leaders.

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Infrastructure and Environment Report

 

DIEN 03

Floodplain Management Committee

 

Strategic Direction

Natural Sustainable City

Enhance and protect natural corridors, waterways and bushland

Key Policy

Floodplain Risk Management Plans

File Ref

185743.2016

Report By

Madhu  Pudasaini - Manager Technical Support

Approved By

Raj Autar - Director Infrastructure and Environment

 

 

Executive Summary

 

In view of recent major flooding events and the impacts on the community, Council, at its meeting held on 29 June 2016 resolved to generate a report re-evaluating the need for a Floodplain Management Committee (FMC). This report provides a review of the roles of the FMC and recommends options for Council to consider to deal with floodplain related issues.

 

The FMC is an advisory Committee that predominantly assists Council in the development of floodplain risk management plans and studies as required by the NSW Government’s Flood Prone Land Management Policy. The FMC in Liverpool was initially established in 1994 and was active until March 2014 when Council resolved to disband it. 

 

The committee was disbanded in view of a lack of interest from the community at that time after completion of necessary Floodplain Management Plans were developed and adopted for all rivers and creek systems within the LGA. Council has progressively implemented recommended actions as per the adopted management plans.

 

Council currently has an active Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC). The purpose of the EAC is to consider key environmental issues facing Liverpool and make recommendations to Council.

 

After a preliminary review for the need for a FMC, including the review of the charters of the EAC and disbanded FMC and the recently adopted Water Management Policy, the following two options are presented to Council for consideration:

 

Option A:  With the understanding that Council has already developed necessary Floodplain Management Studies and Plans, Council should further investigate public interest and willingness to participate in a FMC. The decision to form a FMC will be made after analysing the outcome of this investigation.

 

Option B:  Council review the current EAC charter and revise the charter to provide necessary advice to Council on floodplain related matters.  

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Investigate public interest and the feasibility of forming a Floodplain Management Committee and provide a further report to Council on the outcome of the investigations (option A); or

 

2.    Review the Environmental Advisory Committee charter to extend its advisory role to include floodplain management related matters and revise the charter as outlined below (option B):

 

·      Section 4 of the charter be revised to read “…to consider and provide input to Council’s environment and water management programs by making recommendations to Council”;

·      An additional clause to be included in Section 5 to read “…consider key floodplain management issues facing Liverpool and make recommendations to Council”; and

·      Clause 6(b) be revised to read “…provide input to Council with respect to the development of environmental and water related policies for Liverpool.”

 

 

REPORT

 

Background

 

The FMC is an advisory Committee that was initially established in 1994. Council, at its meeting held on 28 November 2012, adopted a revised charter for the FMC that requires six community representatives to be appointed to the committee. A copy of this charter is provided as attachment 1.

 

Following Council elections in 2012, Council commenced the process of reconvening the FMC for the current term of Council. Expressions of interest for the FMC were sought via newspaper advertisements in local newspapers, letters to former community representatives of the FMC and phone calls to all previous FMC community representatives. Unfortunately, only two applications were received.

 

In addition, Council previously resolved to reserve two of the six community representative positions for residents from the Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment area to ensure representation of this substantial portion of the catchment area. Following the above advertisement process, no applications were received from the Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment area.

 

In view of the above, Council, at its meeting on 26 March 2014, resolved to disband the FMC. Council also resolved to continue to engage with the community to ensure that members of the community could continue to have input in the management of Council's floodplains.

 

Please note that the NSW Government’s Floodplain Development Manual recommends that once the Committee has completed its prime task of developing floodplain management plans and the Council has adopted these, the Committee can be disbanded.

 

Role of the Floodplain Management Committee

 

The purpose of the FMC is predominantly to assist Council in the development of floodplain management studies and plans. The Committee makes recommendations to Council concerning the development and implementation of floodplain management plans in accordance with the NSW Government’s Flood Prone Land Policy.  Liverpool Council is at a stage where Floodplain Management Plans have been developed and adopted for all rivers and creek systems within the LGA and Council is progressively implementing the adopted Management Plans.

 

Following the development and adoption of these plans, the role of FMC in the floodplain management process is significantly reduced.  Implementation of the plans is predominantly limited to technical investigation, design and construction of flood mitigation works. These activities require a high level of technical input and is overseen by Council’s technical staff in consultation with adjoining councils and the relevant state agencies. This is consistent with the recommendation of the NSW Floodplain Development Manual. 

 

Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC)

 

The purpose of the EAC is to consider the key environmental issues facing Liverpool and make recommendations to Council. The Committee provides input to Council with respect to the development of environmental programs and works in partnership with Council in terms of various environmental initiatives. The EAC provides opportunities for meaningful community participation and the committee charter requires representation from the community.

 

Water management issues, water quality management in particular, are often discussed as a significant component of the environmental issues. Council’s recently adopted Water Management Policy also integrates all water aspects managed by Council to be dealt with by an overarching water management policy. In this context, the current charter of EAC can be amended to include water management issues (including floodplain management issues) to be considered by the EAC and make appropriate recommendation to Council.

 

A copy of the Environmental Advisory Committee charter is provided as attachment 2.

 

Options for Consideration

 

Based on a review of the FMC charter, EAC charter, the status of floodplain management plans, records of committee attendance and current flooding impact on the community, the following options are presented for Council for consideration:

 

Option A:  With the understanding that Council has already developed necessary Floodplain Management Studies and Plans, Council should further investigate public interest and willingness to participate in a FMC. The decision to form a FMC will be made after analysing the outcome of this investigation.

 

Option B:  Council review the Environmental Advisory Committee charter to extend its advisory role to include floodplain management related matters and revise the charter as outlined below:

 

 

·     Section 4 of the charter be revised to read “…to consider and provide input to Council’s environment and water management programs by making recommendations to Council”;

·     Additional clause to be included in Section 5 to read “…consider key floodplain management issues facing Liverpool and make recommendations to Council”; and

·     Clause 6(b) be revised to read “…provide input to Council with respect to the development of environmental and water related policies for Liverpool.”

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

The economic issues in relation to flooding will continue to be considered during the implementation of the Floodplain Management Plans.

Environmental and Sustainability

Environmental and sustainability objectives and targets will continue to be considered under Water Management Policy and implementation of the Floodplain Management Plans.


Social and Cultural

The social and cultural issues relating to flooding will continue to be considered during the implementation of the Floodplain Management Plans.


Civic Leadership and Governance

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Floodplain Management Committee Charter - November 2012View

2.         Environment Advisory Committee Charter - June 2015View  


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Floodplain Management Committee

Attachment 1

Floodplain Management Committee Charter - November 2012

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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Floodplain Management Committee

Attachment 2

Environment Advisory Committee Charter - June 2015

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 


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Planning and Growth Report

 

DPG 01

Housing Affordability in Liverpool

 

Strategic Direction

Liveable Safe City

Facilitate diverse and more affordable housing options

Key Policy

Urban Development Plans

File Ref

154627.2016

Report By

Graham Matthews - Strategic PlannerCharlotte Dare - Trainee Town Planner

Approved By

Toni Averay - Director Planning & Growth

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Rapidly rising housing costs have combined with slow wages growth to make housing less affordable in Liverpool. For Key Workers, working in growth industries like health, education and retail, this has led to an increase in housing stress.

 

This report seeks to provide a picture of housing affordability in Liverpool, to explore existing planning controls that help ensure housing choice, and to recommend concrete action that Council may take to improve housing affordability. The report also reviews what remedies have been applied in other jurisdictions, with a view to defining best practice.

 

The report notes that greater detail on housing affordability will be provided by studies commissioned for the review of LLEP 2008. It recommends that a further report be presented for Council’s consideration on an Affordable Housing Policy at a meeting later in the year, incorporating the information provided by these studies.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Notes the information presented in this report.

 

2.   Endorses the preparation of an Affordable Housing Policy and notes that a further report will be presented to Council in November 2016.

 

3.   Notes that a cost benefit and feasibility analysis will be undertaken to determine appropriate affordable housing percentages in large developments as part of future VPAs.

 

 


 

REPORT

 

Background

There is a national discussion taking place about affordable housing. The Commonwealth and NSW governments have committed themselves to making housing more affordable. It is generally acknowledged that all tiers of government have a responsibility to work towards the provision of more affordable housing using the means at their disposal.

 

Liverpool Council has made a number of commitments to housing affordability, including:

·    Growing Liverpool 2023, Council’s Strategic Community Plan: Strategy 2.4 commits Council to ‘facilitate affordable and diverse housing options.’

·    Liverpool Local Environmental Plan (LLEP) 2008 includes the aim ‘to encourage a range of housing, employment, recreation and services to meet the needs of existing and future residents of Liverpool’.

·    Council’s Homelessness Strategy and Action Plan: adopted by Council on 25 November 2015, Priority 1.5 exhorts Council to develop an Affordable Housing Policy.

 

The purpose of this report is to begin the process of developing an Affordable Housing Policy. This report aims to provide a clear definition of affordable housing, to review the planning controls that Council already has in place to facilitate housing affordability, and to recommend options for proceeding to develop an Affordable Housing Policy for Liverpool. In addition, this report recommends amending Council’s Planning Agreement Policy to include a provision to facilitate more affordable housing as a percentage of dwellings delivered in large developments.

 

Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 review 

Council has commissioned three studies into housing in the LGA which will underpin the review of Liverpool Local Environmental Plan (LLEP) 2008 currently underway. Once the studies are finalised and assessed by Council staff, the data will provide information on housing affordability which will establish an important evidence base. The three studies tackle different parts of the residential development equation in Liverpool:

 

·    The Liverpool Housing Typologies and Standards Study will analyse current planning controls and standards for subdivision and for the development of single and multi-dwelling housing and identify potential density per hectare outcomes under current controls. It will also analyse options to amend development standards for subdivision and for single and multi-dwelling housing typologies in the established areas (not including release areas) to meet demand and housing preference in the LGA;

 

·    The Liverpool Housing Market Needs Analysis will undertake a review of economic and financial trends and likely implications for residential demand and supply for all dwelling types in the Liverpool LGA. The study will provide a snapshot of the socio-demographic profile of the LGA, identify existing housing typologies and distribution and identify constraints to housing supply. The examination is to include affordable housing and housing for an aging population; and,

 

·    The Liverpool Medium and High Density Residential Development Analysis will ana