COUNCIL AGENDA

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

31 August 2016

 

FRANCIS GREENWAY CENTRE

170 GEORGE STREET LIVERPOO


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, 31 August 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

 

 

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Order of Business

 

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Opening

Prayer

Apologies 

Condolences

Confirmation of Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting held on 27 July 2016...................................................................... 6

Declarations of Interest

Public Forum

Mayoral Report

NIL

Notices of Motion Of Rescission

NIL

Notices of Motion

NOM 01          Development Applications Lodged During This Council By This Mayor........ 60......... 1

NOM 02          Congratulation To Our Frontline Service Staff .............................................. 62......... 2

NOM 03          Devastating Floods In Macedonia.................................................................. 64......... 3

NOM 04          Moorebank Cricket Club ................................................................................ 66......... 4

Motions of Urgency

NIL

Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel Report

NIL

Development Application Determination Report

NIL

Chief Executive Officer Report

CEO 01          Audit and Risk Committee.............................................................................. 68......... 5

CEO 02          Corporate Sponsorships................................................................................. 70......... 6

Business Improvement Report

DBI 01            Growing Liverpool 2023 End of Term Report on Achievements................... 82......... 7

DBI 02            Growing Liverpool 2023 - Six-monthly Progress Report................................ 85......... 8

Chief Financial Officer

CFO 01           Investment Report July 2016.......................................................................... 89......... 9

City Presentation Report

NIL

Community and Culture Report

DCC 01          Liverpool Sporting Donations.......................................................................... 98....... 10

Economic Development Report

NIL

Infrastructure and Environment Report

DIEN 01          Sustainable Environment Grants.................................................................. 103....... 11

Planning and Growth Report

DPG 01          Draft Georges River Master Plan ................................................................ 109....... 12

DPG 02          Liverpool Hospital HLS and Flight Path........................................................ 115....... 13

DPG 03          Liverpool City Centre DCP........................................................................... 131....... 14

DPG 04          Planning Proposal for 146 Newbridge Road, Moorebank (Additional Permitted Uses and Part Rezoning for Marina Site)..................................................................... 141....... 15

DPG 05          Consolidated House and Ancillary Development......................................... 149....... 16

Property and Commercial Development Report

NIL

Committee Reports

CTTE 01         Minutes of Building Our New City Committee meeting held 3 August 2016 162....... 17

CTTE 02         Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 20 July 2016...... 187....... 18

CTTE 03         Minutes of Economic Development and Events Committee meeting held 3 August 2016                                                                                                                       191....... 19

CTTE 04         Minutes of Aboriginal Consultative Committee meeting held on 4 August 2016      247 20

CTTE 05         Minutes of the Budget and Finance Committee Meeting held 12 July 2016 and 3 August 2016.............................................................................................................. 254....... 21

CTTE 06         Minutes of Liverpool Access Committee Meeting held on 21 July 2016..... 261....... 22

CTTE 07         Planning and Development Committee Meeting Minutes of 3 August 2016 268....... 23

CTTE 08         Minutes of the Civic Advisory Committee Meeting held 16 August 2016.... 282....... 24

Correspondence Reports

NIL

Questions with Notice

QWN 01         Question with Notice - Clr Shelton................................................................ 288....... 25  

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   ST2555 – Streetscape Weed Control

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

 

CONF 02   Legal Affairs Report

Reason:     Item CONF 02 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(c) (d ii) (g) 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; AND commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; AND advice concerning litigation, or advice that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege.

 

CONF 03   Order of Liverpool Awards

Reason:     Item CONF 03 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(a) of the Local Government Act because it contains personal matters concerning particular individuals (other than councillors).

 

CONF 04   Proposed Financial Assistance to Cafe Proprietors in Macquarie Mall Liverpool

Reason:     Item CONF 04 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(d i) of the Local Government Act because it contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it.

 

CONF 05   ST2528 - Provision of Security Services

Reason:     Item CONF 05 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(d i) of the Local Government Act because it contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it.  

 

CONF 06   Forensic Audit of Liverpool Service Alliance (to be included in the Confidential Addendum Booklet)

Reason:     Item CONF 06 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(d i) (g) 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 advice concerning litigation, or advice that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege.

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MINUTES OF THE Ordinary Meeting

HELD ON 27 July 2016

 

 

PRESENT:

Mayor Ned Mannoun

Councillor Balloot

Councillor Hadchiti

Councillor Hadid                                                

Councillor Harle

Councillor Karnib

Councillor Mamone

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

Dr Eddie Jackson, Acting Director Community and Culture

Mr Wayne Carter, Director City Presentation

Ms Julie Scott, Acting Director Economic Development

Mr Raj Autar, Director Infrastructure and Environment

Mr John Morgan, Director Property and Commercial Development

 

 

 

The meeting commenced at 6.05pm

 

 

OPENING                               6.05pm

PRAYER                                The prayer of the Council was read by Father Paul Monkerud from All Saints Liverpool.

APOLOGIES                          Nil

 


 

CONDOLENCES

 

Mr Brian Rope (read by Mayor Mannoun)

 

This month Liverpool lost one of our true champions in Mr Brian Rope, a life member and president of the Liverpool Lions Club. Brian’s life was highlighted by his many commitments to protecting and serving the public both professionally and through his volunteer work in the Lions Club. Many of us at council knew Brian through his tireless work for the local area in the club supporting community events and raising awareness for diabetes and promoting early identification of the condition.

 

Brian received many accolades in his career serving in the NSW Police Force including the highly prestigious Australian and National Police Medals. Brian’s time in the police was a remarkable one, being approached by the commissioner in 1980 to form the first child mistreatment unit in Australia. This was a landmark achievement for Brian and made him known as “father of investigation into child abuse” who we were greatly honoured to have in our city.

 

Brian also served the community as a sports coach and an executive member of the Lions Club. His work in the Liverpool Lions has been recognised across the nation being named Lion of the year in 2013 and receiving numerous other humanitarian awards during his life. Liverpool is greatly saddened by the loss of such a key individual in the community and honours his memory as champion of the people.

 

The loss of Brian has touched us all here in council with many of us having personally worked with him. I carry fond memories of Brian as he inducted me into the Liverpool Lions club and mourn his loss deeply. We shall remember Brian for his kind works in the community and career in the police force but most of all as a true champion of the character of Australia.

 

Motion:                                            Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council hold a minutes silence in memoriam for Mr Brian Rope and forward a copy of this condolence motion to Mr Rope’s family.

 

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

 

One minutes silence was then held in honour of the passing of Mr Brian Rope.      

 

Note: Condolences for Mr Brian Rope were also given by Clr Waller.


 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

Motion:                                            Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 29 June 2016 be confirmed as a true
record of that meeting.

 

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

Declarations of Interest

Nil

Public Forum

Presentation – Items not on agenda

Nil

Representation – Items on agenda

 

1.    Mr Kevin Callinan addressed Council on the following item:

 

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

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

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

 

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

 

2.    Mr Alvan Freeman addressed Council on the following item:

 

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

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

3.    Mr John Jewell addressed Council on the following item:

 

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

 

4.    Ms Marilyn Tek addressed Council on the following item:

 

DIEN 02: Speaking for the Planet (S4P) Event

 

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

 

The winner of the impromptu speech, Marilyn Tek was invited to deliver her winning speech. One of the other winners was unable to make the meeting and will deliver her winning speech at next month’s meeting.

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That a three minute extension of time be given to Ms Tek.

 

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

 

Clr Ristevski left the Chambers at 6.40pm.

 

5.    Mr Gerard Turrisi from GAT & Asociates addressed Council on the following item:

 

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

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

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

 

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

 

6.    Mr Gilbert de Chalain from Hub Planning addresed Council on the following items:

 

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. 

 

and

 

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.

 

7.    Mr Wayne Gersbach from MacroPlan Dimasi addressed Council on the following item:

 

DPG 03: Liverpool City Centre LEP Review - Response to submissions

 

Clr Ristevski returned to the Chambers at 6.45pm.

 

8.    Mr Leon Shriner addressed Council on the following item:

 

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

 

9.    Ms Judith Carter addressed Council on the following item:

 

NOM 01: Renbury Farm – No Kill Policy

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Mamone

 

That a three minute extension of time be given to Ms Carter.

 

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:        193120.2016

SUBJECT:     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

 

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.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the following points 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 be rescinded:

 

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.

 

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

 

 

Division called:

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Mannoun

                                                Clr Balloot

                                                Clr Hadchiti

                                                Clr Hadid

 

Vote against:                         Clr Harle

                                                Clr Karnib

                                                Clr Mamone

                                                Clr Ristevski

                                                Clr Shelton

                                                Clr Waller  


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Notices of Motion

 

ITEM NO:      NOM 01

FILE NO:        191715.2016

SUBJECT:     Renbury Farm - No Kill Policy

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

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

 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Ristevski           Seconded: Clr Mamone

 

That Council is to operate Renbury Farm with a no kill policy and otherwise notes the comments of the CEO (shown below).

 

Amendment:                         Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That this item be deferred until after the new Council is elected in September 2016 given that there are budget implications.

 

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

 

The motion (moved by Clr Ristevski) was then voted on and on being put to the meeting was declared CARRIED.

 

Chief Executive Officer Comment

 

Council resolved in response to a Notice of Motion by Councillor Sabrina Mamone at the Council meeting of 26 August 2015 as follows:

 

That Council:

 

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

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

3.      Report back to Council at the next Council meeting on how a ‘Low Kill Policy’ affects the running of the animal shelters.

 

A report recommending Council approve the revised Animal Management Policy was presented to the Council meeting of 16 December 2015. Council resolved to approve the revised policy. The issue of euthanasia was discussed in the report and it was noted that all feral cats that are seized are euthanised as they cannot be rehomed. It was recommended that an educational program be conducted to encourage desexing of cats and reduce the feeding of stray cats in an effort to reduce the number of feral and stray cats.

 

The recent pound tender included a low euthanasia policy requiring that the pound not euthanise impounded animals unless the animal has been assessed unsuitable to be homed because it is aggressive, diseased, feral or there are no other options available. Note that Council is currently negotiating with the Pound operator on possible short term lease arrangements noting the pending closure of the current facility. Any future lease would be operated on a Low Kill basis. Council is also liaising with WSROC Councils on long term regional pound options.

 

It should also be noted that Council has commissioned the RSPCA to undertake a recent inspection of the Renbury facility. The inspection has not identified any evidence of animal cruelty or mistreatment.

 

 


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Clr Waller left the Chambers at 7.39pm.

 

Clr Waller returned to the Chambers at 7.41pm.

 

ITEM NO:      NOM 02

FILE NO:        191293.2016

SUBJECT:     Removal of Dangerous 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.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That Council:

 

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

 

2.      Plant another mature tree in the vicinity of the area.

 

3.      Trees such as ‘widow makers’ not be planted in dangerous locations.

 

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

 


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Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel Report

 

ITEM NO:      IHAP 01

FILE NO:        180577.2016

SUBJECT:     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. 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Waller                Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

 


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Clr Balloot left the Chambers at 7.51pm.

 

ITEM NO:      IHAP 02

FILE NO:        181034.2016

SUBJECT:     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.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

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

 

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.

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

 


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Business Improvement Report

 

ITEM NO:      DBI 01

FILE NO:        174709.2016

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

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 


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Chief Financial Officer

 

ITEM NO:      CFO 01

FILE NO:        179410.2016

SUBJECT:     Local Government NSW Annual Conference

 

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.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Waller                Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That Council reserve 10 positions for the Local Government NSW Conference and successful Councillors in the election in September 2016 be asked whether they want to attend.

 

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

 


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Clr Balloot returned to the Chambers at 7.54pm.

 

ITEM NO:      CFO 02

FILE NO:        180471.2016

SUBJECT:     Investment Report June 2016

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes this report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CFO 03

FILE NO:        180904.2016

SUBJECT:     Review of the Civic Expenses and Facilities Policy after Public Exhibition

 

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.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the item be deferred until after the Council elections in September 2016.

 

Foreshadowed motion:       Moved: Clr Waller                Seconded: Clr Ristevski

 

That Council:

 

1.         Receive and note the report.

 

2.         Adopt the Civic Expenses and Facilities Policy, as attached to this report with the deletion of clause 4.18, which reads:

 

Mobile offices

So that the Mayor and Councillors can hold “mobile offices” at locations with a frequency at their discretion, the Mayor and Councillors are to be provided with the resources necessary to assist with holding such mobile offices including but not limited to staffing, mailing and advertising of the mobile office, tables, chairs etc. funded from the Councillor Reserve up to a maximum of $30,000 per annum.”

 

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.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CFO 04

FILE NO:        182916.2016

SUBJECT:     Legal Costs - Moorebank Recyclers Legal Appeal

 

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.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Mayor Mannoun

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 


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City Presentation Report

 

ITEM NO:      DCP 01

FILE NO:        167578.2016

SUBJECT:     Waste Pick-up Cycle

 

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.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 


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Clr Ristevski left the Chambers at 8.15pm.

 

Clr Mamone left the Chambers at 8.24pm.

 

Community and Culture Report

 

ITEM NO:      DCC 01

FILE NO:        173470.2016

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

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes this report; and

 

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council:

 

1.      Receives and notes this report; and

 

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

 

3.      Issues a statement making it clear that council will never support a program that will encourage the use of illicit drugs in our LGA.

 

4.      Condemn the comments made by members of Parliament and former Premier Bob Carr supporting “ice” smoking rooms.

 

5.      Acknowledges and welcomes the efforts of Melanie Gibbons MP working to prevent an “ice” smoking room being developed in the area.

 

6.      Thanks the Federal Government for their funding of CCTV cameras in Liverpool City Centre.

 

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

 

Division Called:

 

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Mannoun

Clr Balloot

Clr Hadchiti

Clr Hadid

 

Vote against:                         Clr Harle

Clr Karnib

Clr Shelton

Clr Waller

 

Note: the motion was passed on the Mayor’s casting vote.

 

Note: Clr Mamone and Clr Ristevski were not in the Chamber when this item was voted on.

 

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

 

              


Mayor Mannoun reopened the meeting at 8.50pm.

 

Clr Mamone and Clr Ristevski were in the Chamber when the meeting reopened.

 

 

MOTION TO BRING ITEM FORWARD

 

Motion                                   Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That Item 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 be brought forward and dealt with now.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO:      CONF 07

FILE NO:        189845.2016

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) for the following reasons:

 

a)    The proposed ‘Vehicle repair station’ is a prohibited form of development in the RU4 zone as per the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (LLEP 2008), pursuant to Section 79C(1)(a)(i) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP & A Act).

 

b)    Pollution hazard upon the downstream properties and water runoff to Thompsons Creek is likely to occur as the submitted information does not demonstrate appropriate waste drainage treatment to the area used for the proposed ‘Vehicle repairs station’ in accordance with Clause 6 (4) of the Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No. 20 – Hawkesbury Nepean River (No. 2 - 1997), pursuant to Section 79C(1)(a)(i) and Section 79C(1)(b) of the EP & A Act 1979.

 

c)    The proposed development does not comply with Section 6 (Water Cycle Management) and Section 7 - (Development near a watercourse) of Part 1 of the Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 (LDCP 2008). Stormwater drainage of the proposed carpark area and impacts upon the riparian corridor have not been demonstrated, pursuant to Section 79C(1)(a)(iii) of the EP & A Act 1979.

 

d)    Information submitted does not adequately demonstrate a suitable method of entirely containing the liquid waste generated from the servicing of the vehicles, pursuant to Section 79C(1)(b) and Section 79C(1)(c) of the EP & A Act 1979.

 

e)    Due to the above reasons, approval of the application is not in the public interest pursuant to Section 79C(1)(e) of the EP & A Act 1979.

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Mamone

 

That Council delegate the determination of Development Application DA-1251/2012 seeking approval for use and fitout of a shed for a rural industry (servicing agricultural machinery) at 1212 The Northern Road, Bringelly to the Acting Chief Executive Officer following the receipt of outstanding information which addresses stormwater and waste water management concerns raised.

 

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

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Mannoun

                                                Clr Balloot

                                                Clr Hadchiti

                                                Clr Hadid

                                                Clr Harle

                                                Clr Karnib

                                                Clr Mamone

                                                Clr Ristevski

                                                Clr Waller

 

Vote against:                         Clr Shelton

 

 

 

 

 

 


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ITEM NO:      DCC 02

FILE NO:        177636.2016

SUBJECT:     Liverpool City Council Aboriginal Cultural Protocols

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes this report; and

 

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      DCC 03

FILE NO:        183230.2016

SUBJECT:     Liverpool Sporting Donations

 

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

 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 


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Economic Development Report

 

ITEM NO:      DEE 01

FILE NO:        179389.2016

SUBJECT:     Charitable Collections on Council Controlled Lands Policy

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Mamone

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      DEE 02

FILE NO:        179418.2016

SUBJECT:     Hoardings Policy

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council adopts the attached proposed Hoardings Policy.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That Council adopts the attached proposed Hoardings Policy, with the deletion of clause 4.2 as shown below:

 

“4.2 City Branding

 

4.2.1 Objectives

 

The objectives of the Liverpool City brand - The Great South West include:

a)    Using the Great South West brand to represent a cohesive marketing image for the City

b)    Ensuring a consistent message from all Liverpool’s partners when promoting the City

 

City branding aims to build:

a)    Increased regional awareness resulting in a positive impact on investment, jobs, residents, visitors and events

b)    Increased investment in business, health and education, real estate and infrastructure

c)    Integrated city development as the physical, social, economic, cultural and sporting aspects work together to deliver to brand promise

d)    Growth in city pride as the residents, workers, businesses, investors and institutions experience a stronger sense of purpose and direction

 

Refer to Attachment 2 for specific marketing/brandings guidelines and examples.

 

4.2.2 Council encourages applicants to include Liverpool City’s Great South West brand on construction hoardings. It is recommended that applicants consult with Council’s strategic communications and research team when developing all construction signage.

 

4.2.3 If a hoarding incorporates the City branding, Liverpool City Council may consider payment for that component of the hoarding advertising. This would be proportionally paid against the total amount of hoarding advertising. Council will not pay for any private developer’s advertising elements. Discussions on hoarding imagery are encouraged early in the development of construction hoarding signage.”

 

 

 

Amendment:                         Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the Amendment (moved by Mayor Mannoun) was declared CARRIED.

 

The Amendment then became the motion and on being put to the meeting was declared CARRIED.

 

The motion moved by Clr Shelton lapsed.

 

 


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Infrastructure and Environment Report

 

ITEM NO:      DIEN 01

FILE NO:        181403.2016

SUBJECT:     2015-2016 Capital Works Carryover of Projects and Funds

 

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.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Mamone

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      DIEN 02

FILE NO:        183034.2016

SUBJECT:     Speaking for the Planet (S4P) Event

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Note: After the motion was passed, Clr Waller asked that a letter be sent to Marilyn Tek to congratulate her on the presentation she made to Council earlier in the Council meeting.

 


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ITEM NO:      DIEN 03

FILE NO:        185743.2016

SUBJECT:     Floodplain Management Committee

 

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.”

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Karnib                Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That Council 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).

 

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:        154627.2016

SUBJECT:     Housing affordability in Liverpool

 

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.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Waller                Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Staff establish clear KPI’s during the development of the policy.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      DPG 02

FILE NO:        169524.2016

SUBJECT:     Response to NOM 01 Malek Fahd Islamic School from Council Meeting 27 April 2016

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council note the report and that no further action is required.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Ristevski           Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That Council:

 

1.    Note the report

 

2.    Include a redacted copy of the report provided under confidential cover with the minutes of this meeting and bring any feedback from residents to the next Council meeting.

 

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

 

Note: Due to copyright, consent has been sought from the author of the report prior to making a determination on whether the report can lawfully be published.

 

As at 3 August 2016, the author has not yet provided copyright permission to publish the report.  These minutes will be updated, and the report published, if/when this situation changes.

 


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ITEM NO:      DPG 03

FILE NO:        169937.2016

SUBJECT:     Liverpool City Centre LEP Review - Response to submissions

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Receives and note this report.

 

2.       Supports the proposal to rezone approximately 25ha of land in Liverpool City Centre from B3 – Commercial Core to B4 – Mixed Use.

 

3.       Supports the retention of approximately 12ha of land zoned B3 – Commercial Core in Liverpool City Centre.

 

4.       Supports amendments to Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 as detailed in the planning proposal (Attachment 1).

 

5.       Adopts the recommendations of the Acid Sulfate Soils Study of Liverpool City Centre outlined in the report.

 

6.       Delegates to the A/CEO the authority to finalise the planning proposal on receipt of the Liverpool City Centre Traffic and Transport Study and to submit the proposal to the Department of Planning and Environment for finalisation pursuant to s59 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Waller                Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That Council defer this item until the meeting after the September 2016 Council elections.

 

Foreshadowed motion:       Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Mamone

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

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

 


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Clr Mamone left the Chambers at 9.31pm.

 

ITEM NO:      DPG 04

FILE NO:        173267.2016

SUBJECT:     Liverpool City Centre Contributions Plan Review

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Adopts the Liverpool Contributions Plan 2016 – Liverpool City Centre as amended.

2.       Delegates to the A/CEO, authority to prepare and finalise a submission to the Minister for Planning and Environment requesting an amendment to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 to allow Council to levy at a rate of 3% for all developments in the residential and industrial zones in Liverpool City Centre.

3.       Note that the contributions plan will levy 4 star hotels and office premises (the component above 2 storeys) at a rate of 2%.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      DPG 05

FILE NO:        173544.2016

SUBJECT:     Planning Agreement Policy

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes this report.

 

2.    Adopts the Planning Agreement Policy.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      DPG 06

FILE NO:        188804.2016

SUBJECT:     Works in Kind Policy

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Notes this report.

 

2.    Adopts the Revised Works In Kind Policy attached to this report

 

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.

 

 


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Committee Reports

 

ITEM NO:      CTTE 01

FILE NO:        170512.2016

SUBJECT:     Minutes of Liverpool Access Committee Meeting held on 9 June 2016

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the minutes of the Liverpool Access Committee Meeting held on Thursday, 9 June 2016.

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 02

FILE NO:        171170.2016

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Liverpool Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee held on Thursday 2 June, 2016

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and adopts the Minutes of the Liverpool Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee Meeting held on Thursday 2 June 2016.

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 03

FILE NO:        178214.2016

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

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receive and adopt the Minutes of the Heritage Advisory Committee Meeting held on 6 June 2016 and notes the advice provided regarding item 5.

 

2.    Adopt the Draft Heritage Study: Potential Heritage Items, and its recommendations as outlined in the Council Report (Item No DPG 01, 25 May 2016), subject to the amendment that the movable items be deferred to an Extraordinary Heritage Advisory Meeting to allow descriptions and draft statements of significance to be added.

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 04

FILE NO:        181306.2016

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Warwick Farm Steering Committee meeting held on 5 July 2016

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and adopts the Minutes of the Warwick Farm Steering Committee Meeting held on 5 July 2016 noting the following resolutions made by the Committee:

(a)  A/CEO to prepare within one week a timeline to complete detailed design and costing, land acquisition and necessary approvals to commence the bypass road construction (putting aside the funding issue).

(b)  A/CEO to write to State Government to seek dedication of required State land at no cost to Council for construction of bypass road.

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 05

FILE NO:        182053.2016

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Civic Advisory Committee Meeting held 7 July 2016

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and adopts the Minutes of the Civic Advisory Committee Meeting held on 7 July 2016.

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 06

FILE NO:        182063.2016

SUBJECT:     Minutes of Economic Development and Events Committee meeting held 6 July 2016

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Economic Development and Events Committee Meeting held on 6 July 2016.

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 07

FILE NO:        183102.2016

SUBJECT:     Liverpool City Sports Committee Minutes of Meeting 9 June 2016

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and adopts the Minutes of the Liverpool Sports Committee meeting held on 9 June 2016.

 

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.

 

 


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Questions with Notice

 

ITEM NO:      QWN 01

FILE NO:        191668.2016

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Shelton

 

Please address the following:

 

  1. The current position with respect to the redirection of traffic flows in George and Northumberland Streets in the CBD,

 

  1. the nature and extent of works carried out to date, including dates at which each stage was completed,   

 

  1. when it is anticipated this project will be finalised, and

 

  1. whether it is assessed there are any pedestrian or vehicular safety concerns at present.

 

A response to these questions will be published in the August 2016 business papers.

 


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Council In Closed Session

 

ITEM NO:      CONF 01

FILE NO:        177499.2016

SUBJECT:     Acquisition of part Lot 2 DP 1194117, Camden Valley Way, Edmondson Park, for open space purposes

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Approves the acquisition of part Lot 2 DP 1194117, Camden Valley Way, Edmondson Park, containing an area of approximately 1,890 square metres for the price and terms outlined in the confidential attachment;

 

2.   Upon settlement of the acquisition, classifies the portion of Lot 2 DP 1194117, Camden Valley Way, Edmondson Park, being acquired as 'Community' land;

 

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

 

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      CONF 02

FILE NO:        177598.2016

SUBJECT:     Proposed road closure and disposal of part Angelina Court, Green Valley

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Agrees to the road closure of part Angelina Court, Green Valley, as outlined in the confidential report;

 

2.    Subject to a successful road closure, agrees to the sale of part Angelina Court, Green Valley, to the adjoining owners, on the terms outlined in the confidential report;

 

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

 

4.    Transfers the proceeds of sale into the General Property Reserve; and

 

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

 

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.

 

 


Mayor Mannoun left the Chambers at 9.34pm and the Deputy Mayor, Clr Hadchiti took the Chair.

 

ITEM NO:      CONF 03

FILE NO:        179021.2016

SUBJECT:     Proposed reclassification and disposal of part Lot 78 DP 27242, 24 Atkinson Street, Liverpool

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Approves the reclassification and disposal of part Lot 78 DP 27242, 24 Atkinson Street, Liverpool, for the price and terms outlined in the confidential attachment;

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

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

4.    Transfers the net proceeds from the sale into the General Property Reserve.

 

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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ITEM NO:      CONF 04

FILE NO:        179556.2016

SUBJECT:     Proposed road closure and disposal of part Norfolk Serviceway, Liverpool

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Agrees to the road closure of part Norfolk Serviceway, Liverpool, as outlined in the confidential report;

 

2.    Subject to a successful road closure, agrees to the sale of part Norfolk Serviceway, Liverpool, to the adjoining owners, on the terms outlined in the confidential report;

 

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

 

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

 

5.    Transfers the proceeds of sale into the General Property Reserve.

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      CONF 05

FILE NO:        180847.2016

SUBJECT:     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

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Proceeds with the compulsory acquisition of the Lessee’s interest in part Lot 17 DP 81842, part Lot 2 and 3 DP 229979, and part Lot 1 DP 507070, being Tenancy A, 52 Scott Street, Liverpool, for a public purpose;

 

2.    Proceeds with making the necessary application to the Minister for Local Government and the Governor in accordance with Section 187(2) of the Local Government Act 1993 to obtain approval to give an acquisition notice to the Lessee of part Lot 17 DP 81842, part Lot 2 and 3 DP 229979, and part Lot 1 DP 507070, being Tenancy A, 52 Scott Street, Liverpool and commence compulsory acquisition under the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991;

 

3.    Authorizes the Director Property & Commercial Development to continue negotiations with the Lessee for the acquisition of the Lessee’s interest in part Lot 17 DP 81842, part Lot 2 and 3 DP 229979, and part Lot 1 DP 507070, being Tenancy A, 52 Scott Street, Liverpool, up to the amount contained in this confidential attachment without having to submit a further report to Council for approval;

 

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

 

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

 

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. .

 

 


Mayor Mannoun and Clr Mamone returned to the Chambers at 9.37pm.

ITEM NO:      CONF 06

FILE NO:        183853.2016

SUBJECT:     ST2528 - Provision of Security Services

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Ristevski

 

That the item be deferred until information regarding the date range of the stated expenditure on the current security contract can be clarified (on page 961 of the Agenda for this meeting).

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 


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ITEM NO:      CONF 08

FILE NO:        189825.2016

SUBJECT:     RCL2551– Supply of Library Materials

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council: 

 

1.    Accept the Tender from the following tenderers as part of a Recognised Contractor Listing for RCL2551– Supply of Library Materials for an initial three years contract term with the option of extending it by another two years.

 

·    Supply of Books to The Trustee for the Book House Trading T/A The Book House

·    Supply of Large Print Books to Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

·    Supply of Audio Books to Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

·    Supply of DVD’s and CD ROM’s to Digital Education Services Pty Ltd T/A Digitales

 

2.    Makes public its decision regarding tender RCL2551– Supply of Library Materials.

 

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

 

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Mamone

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

 


 

ITEM NO:

CONF 09

FILE NO:

199858.2016

SUBJECT:

Termination of Director Business Improvement

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.      Consider this matter in Closed Council under s.10A(2)(a) of the Local Government Act 1993, as it is a staff matter.

 

2.      Consider this matter as a matter of urgency under clause 16.6 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice.

 

3.      Receive and note the report of the Acting Chief Executive Officer in relation to this matter.

 

4.      Approve termination of the contract of the current incumbent of the Director Business Improvement as proposed by the Acting Chief Executive Officer, in order to contribute to the required budget savings in the Business Improvement Directorate.

 

5.      Delegate all necessary authority to the Acting CEO to give effect to this resolution.

 

6.      Refer any resulting costs to the quarterly budget review process for funding.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Waller                Seconded: Clr Ristevski

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

Amendment:                         Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That Council:

 

  1. Consider this matter in Closed Council under s.10A(2)(a) of the Local Government Act 1993, as it is a staff matter.

 

2.      Consider this matter as a matter of urgency under clause 16.6 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice.

 

3.      Receive and note the report of the Acting Chief Executive Officer in relation to this matter.

 

4.      Approve termination of the contract of the current incumbent of the Director Business Improvement as proposed by the Acting Chief Executive Officer, in order to contribute to the required budget savings in the Business Improvement Directorate.

 

5.      Delegate all necessary authority to the Acting CEO to give effect to this resolution.

 

 

6.      Refer any resulting costs to the quarterly budget review process for funding.

 

7.      Communicate to the public the total amount spent on redundancies, including the CEO, Director of Business Improvement, Outdoor staff and Communications staff.

 

On being put to the meeting the Amendment (moved by Mayor Mannoun) was declared LOST.

 

Division called:

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Mannoun

                                                Clr Balloot

                                                Clr Hadid

 

Vote against:                         Clr Hadchiti

                                                Clr Harle

                                                Clr Karnib

                                                Clr Mamone

                                                Clr Ristevski

                                                Clr Shelton

                                                Clr Waller

 

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

 

Division called:

 

Vote for:                                Clr Harle

                                                Clr Karnib

                                                Clr Mamone

                                                Clr Ristevski

                                                Clr Shelton

                                                Clr Waller

 

Vote against:                         Mayor Mannoun

                                                Clr Balloot

                                                Clr Hadchiti

                                                Clr Hadid

 


 

 

THE MEETING CLOSED AT 10.10pm

 

 

<Signature>

Name: Ned Mannoun

Title:     Mayor

Date:     31 August 2016

I have authorised a stamp bearing my signature to be affixed to the pages of the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on  27 July 2016. I confirm that Council has adopted these Minutes as a true and accurate record of the meeting.

 

 

 


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Ordinary Meeting 31 August 2016

Notices of Motion

 

NOM 01

Development Applications Lodged During This Council By This Mayor

 

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

226607.2016

Author

Peter Ristevski - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

I raised a Notice of Motion at the June Council meeting with questions that could not be answered by the relevant Council officer on the night.

 

A memo has been released to all Councillors with those relevant questions answered via a memo from the CEO. In order to maintain transparency to our ratepayers, I have requested that this memo be released to the public via this Notice of Motion.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council Receive and note the attached memo from the CEO.

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.

Civic Leadership and Governance

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

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

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Memo to Mayor and Councillors - Development Consent DA-1214/2015View (Under separate cover)  


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 02

Congratulation To Our Frontline Service Staff

 

Strategic Direction

Leading Proactive Council

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

Key Policy

Workforce Management Plan

File Ref

226656.2016

Author

Peter Ristevski - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

The last four years have been a difficult period for our frontline service staff especially for those in our Customer Service and outdoor divisions. They have seen two CEOs moved on during this Council term as well as the engagement of external consultants which has done nothing but deteriorate staff morale even further.

 

This motion is to acknowledge the strong work ethic that our frontline service staff have put in given the difficult working conditions that they have faced. Turning up to work each day and carrying out their duties in a professional way has put pride back into our city.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Acknowledge the hard work and effort that our frontline service staff have put in during this Council term.

 

2.   Engage with the USU on a quarterly basis on ways to improve staff morale.

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.

Civic Leadership and Governance

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

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

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 03

Devastating Floods In Macedonia

 

Strategic Direction

Leading Proactive Council

Lead partnerships and collaboration with community, business and governments

Key Policy

Long-Term Financial Plan

File Ref

226674.2016

Author

Sabrina Mamone - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

On the 8th of August 2016 the Macedonian capital of Skopje was devastated by fierce storms packing strong winds and torrential rain that killed at least 20 people. 

 

The freak weather included winds blowing at more than 70 kilometres per hour and resulted in flash floods and landslides, with cars swept away by the violent torrents. A state of emergency was declared in Skopje.

 

The Macedonian Ambassador has written and asked for support from our Council. A motion was recently passed by Rockdale City Council offering financial support to the tune of $5000.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Write to the Ambassador for Macedonia and express their support and condolence to the people of Macedonia for the devastation and lives lost in the recent floods.

 

2.   Offer financial support in the amount of $5000 via the Macedonian Embassy in Australia. 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.

Civic Leadership and Governance

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

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

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 04

Moorebank Cricket Club

 

Strategic Direction

Healthy Inclusive  City

Improve health and wellbeing and encourage a happy, active community

Key Policy

Recreation Strategy

File Ref

226765.2016

Author

Sabrina Mamone - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

The Moorebank Cricket Club based at Hammondville Park is the largest Cricket Club in the Liverpool LGA with over 300 members.  To improve cricket facilities at Hammondville Park and to cater for the high participation numbers the club has been actively seeking grant funding for the expansion of the cricket amenities building to include a second change room and equipment storage facilities.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Work in partnership with Cricket NSW to source funding for cricket building improvements at Hammondville Park.

 

2.   Support and continue to work towards the realisation of the amenities building expansion project at Hammondville Park.

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social and Cultural

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

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

Civic Leadership and Governance

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

Foster neighbourhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

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.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil     


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Chief Executive Officer Report

 

CEO 01

Audit and Risk Committee

 

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

216379.2016

Report By

Deva Sivapragasm - Head of Internal Audit

Approved By

Michael Cullen - Acting Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

For Council to resolve to hold a meeting of the Audit and Risk Committee in early October 2016 to consider Council’s 2015/16 Financial Statements, prior to the Statements being presented to the 12 October 2016 Council meeting.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council;

 

1.   Hold an Audit and Risk Committee on Tuesday 4 October 2016 and have Council’s Financial Statements for 2015/16 submitted to that meeting.

 

2.   Permit the existing Councillor representatives (Councillors Hadchiti and Shelton) to be able to attend the Committee meeting as Council’s representatives, assuming they are elected at the 10 September 2016 Council elections. 

 

REPORT

 

Section 416(1) of the Local Government Act 1993 states:

 

“A Council’s financial reports for a year must be prepared and adopted within the period of 4 months after the end of that year”.

 

As such, Council is required to have presented their financial statements for the 2015/16 period to the Office of Local Government by 31 October 2016. In the first instance however, the Financial Statements are required to be submitted to the Audit and Risk Committee. The minutes of the Audit and Risk Committee will then be submitted to Council for adoption.

 

For this to occur, there would need to be a meeting of the Audit and Risk Committee in early October 2016. Their minutes will then be able to be submitted to the Council meeting scheduled for 12 October 2016.

 

This report has been prepared to recommend that a meeting of the Audit and Risk Committee be held on 4 October 2016 with the existing Councillor representatives being Councillors Hadchiti and Shelton (assuming they are re-elected).

 

The quorum for a meeting of the Audit and Risk Committee is three members.

 

A report will be submitted to the 12 October 2016 Council meeting for the new Council to appoint its representatives to the Council Committees.

 

As the Audit and Risk Committee is required to receive the Financial Statements in the first instance, it is recommended a Committee meeting be held for 4 October, following which the Committee’s minutes can be submitted to Council.   

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership and Governance

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Chief Executive Officer Report

 

CEO 02

Corporate Sponsorships

 

Strategic Direction

Proud Engaged City

Strengthen and celebrate Liverpool’s unique community identity

Key Policy

Communications Plan

File Ref

221377.2016

Report By

Ray Chesterton - Manager Strategic Communications & Research

Approved By

Michael Cullen - Acting Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council provides financial assistance to the community through the Corporate Sponsorship program.

 

The Financial Contributions Panel (FCP) recently considered applications from local residents and community groups for Corporate Sponsorship.

 

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

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council endorses the Financial Contributions Panel’s recommendations for the provision of $12,500 (GST exclusive) under the Corporate Sponsorship Program as summarised in the table below. The final amount of Corporate Sponsorship monies available for 2016/17 are still being compiled. This latest allocation will absorb almost all of the remaining surplus. 

 

Applicant name

Amount

Liverpool  Christians community Celebrations

$5,000 ex gst

Southern Districts Soccer Football Association Inc

$3,000 ex gst

Angel Babies T.M

$500 ex gst

Western Sydney University

$2,000 ex gst

Fiji First

$2,000 ex gst

 

 

REPORT

 

This report contains the most recent recommendations by the FCP for Corporate Sponsorship.

 

 

Corporate Sponsorship

Council delivers a Corporate Sponsorship Program for local organisations seeking financial support to deliver events that benefit Liverpool. Four applications for corporate sponsorship was received by Council. The application met the program criteria and is recommended for funding. The program criteria can be found as an attachment to this report for the reference of Councillors. A summary of the request received and the FCP recommendation are shown in the table below.

                  

APPLICANT

PROJECT NAME & DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT REQUES-TED

AMOUNT RECOMM-ENDED

Liverpool  Christians community Celebrations

Liverpool Carols in the Park – Bigge Park, 3 Dec 2016

Combined churches, all cultures inclusive community carols, cultural items, free food and free activities.  Not for profit, free event. Anticipated attendances 2,500-5,000 people.

 

Benefits

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

 

The activities have a strong alignment with the program criteria as the event will activate the CBD and attract a large number and wide range of people.  Recommended for funding at the $5,000 level.

$15,000 ex GST

$5,000 ex GST

Southern Districts Soccer Football Association Inc

Liverpool Cup Match and Liverpool Shield match incorporating SDSFA KO finals – 3 & 4 September  2016

Knock out competition finals for Liverpool Cup and Liverpool Shield held at Ernie Smith Reserve.  Anticipated attendances 5000 people

 

Benefits

Opportunity to speak and present trophy. Logo inclusion on event signage, advertising and on media releases.  Logo placement on medals.

 

This event has a moderate alignment with program criteria as it assists with the Growing Liverpool 2023 direction of healthy active city. Recommended for funding at the $3000 level.

$15,000 ex GST

$3,000 ex GST

Angel Babies T.M 

Taboo High Tea - Gledswood Homestead & Winery, Catherine Field, 8 October 2016

Event to support women and families who have gone through a pregnancy loss or infant loss. Cost - $15 per ticket, funds raised above costs to put on the event will be donated to an organisation that supports miscarriage or infant loss. 

Expected attendees – under 1,000. New event, not held in Liverpool LGA.

 

Benefits

Branding on all promotional material, Facebook profile picture and at the event. Mention during the opening address.

 

While the event acknowledges the work of the Early Pregnancy Assessment Services in Liverpool Hospital, it is not strongly aligned with the program criteria and is not being held in the Liverpool LGA.  Recommended for funding at the $500 level.

$500 ex GST

$500 ex GST

Western Sydney University

Town & Gown Dinner - Grand Pavilion, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Rose Hill, 29 October 2016

Fundraiser for the University's Refugee Scholarships Campaign and celebration of the University’s commitment to Western Sydney.

 

Benefits

Sponsor recognition in media releases, attendance opportunity.

 

This event aligns with program criteria. Recommended for funding at the $2000 level.

$10,000 ex GST

$2,000 ex GST

Fiji First

Fiji Day Celebration – Woodward Park, 14 & 15 October 2016

Celebration of Fiji’s independence with island dances, local and international cultural events and the Fiji military band. The Fijian Prime Minister will be a guest at the event. Free event, 5000 attendees expected (no information given on how attendee numbers will be measured).

 

Benefits

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

 

This event has a moderate alignment with program criteria as it is expected to attract a large crowd (predominately from the Pacific Island community).  Recommended for funding at the $2000 level.

$15,000 ex GST

$2,000 ex GST

Serbian Cultural Club

Interfaith Lunch – Serbian Cultural Club, 3 September

Interfaith lunch to promote cooperative, constructive and positive interaction between people of different religions and traditions in the Liverpool LGA. Free event, 800 expected attendees.

 

Recommendation deferred pending further information.

$30,000 ex GST

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

 

The final amount of Corporate Sponsorship monies available for 2016/17 are still being compiled. This latest allocation will absorb almost all of the remaining surplus. 

 

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social and Cultural

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

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


Civic Leadership and Governance

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Corporate Sponsorship (Outgoing) Policy


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Corporate Sponsorships

Attachment 1

Corporate Sponsorship (Outgoing) Policy

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 


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Business Improvement Report

 

DBI 01

Growing Liverpool 2023 End of Term Report on Achievements

 

Strategic Direction

Leading Proactive Council

Lead partnerships and collaboration with community, business and governments

Key Policy

Long-Term Financial Plan

File Ref

201556.2016

Report By

Phillip Lee - Corporate Strategy and Performance Project Officer

Approved By

Hiba Soueid - Acting Director Business Improvement

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Pursuant to Section 406 of the Local Government Act 1993, the Integrated Planning and Reporting Guidelines require that a report outlining progress in achieving the objectives of the Community Strategic Plan be presented at the final meeting of the outgoing council. The attached End of Term Report fulfils this obligation. It reports on all of the actions and objectives in the previous Community Strategic Plan: Growing Liverpool 2021 as adopted by the former Council, as well as all of the actions for the three years under Growing Liverpool 2023.

 

Whereas this report has been prepared in line with the Integrated Planning and Reporting Guidelines, a major difference this year compared to previous cycles of the integrated planning process is that a circular has been issued from the Office of Local Government (Circular No 16-20, dated 27 June 2016) that restricts the publication of the report by any means prior to the election other than as an attachment to this Council report as the report may constitute “electoral matter”.

 

Council is not required to adopt or endorse this report but only to receive and note it. It will then form part of the review of the Community Strategic Plan as required by the Office of Local Government Integrated Planning and Reporting Guidelines.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Growing Liverpool 2023 End of Term Report.

 

REPORT

 

The Local Government Act 1993 was amended in 2009 to introduce a new integrated planning and reporting process for all councils in NSW. The process involves the development of a Community Strategic Plan that is adopted by Council. The Community Strategic Plan identifies the main priorities and aspirations for the future of the local government area, covering a period of at least ten years. Councils were also required to develop a four year Delivery Program, annual Operation Plan and a Resourcing Strategy to outline how they will deliver on the Community Strategic Plan.

 

At its meeting on 26 June 2013, the Council resolved to adopt the Growing Liverpool 2023 Community Strategic Plan, a 10-year focused plan that outlines the community’s vision, aspirations and priorities for the Liverpool City Local Government Area for the next ten years. Included in the Community Strategic Plan are seven key directions and twenty six strategies which have been further broken down into Principal Activities/Key Service Areas.

 

Pursuant to Section 406 of the Local Government Act 1993, the Integrated Planning and Reporting Guidelines require that a report outlining progress in achieving the objectives of the Community Strategic Plan be presented at the final meeting of the outgoing council. The Guidelines also require that the Community Strategic Plan be reviewed every four years and a new plan adopted by 30 June following the elections. This review is to include the End of Term Report on the implementation and effectiveness of the Community Strategic Plan in achieving its social, environmental, economic and civic leadership objectives over the last four years.

 

The End of Term Report attached fulfils this obligation. It details all the actions pursued over the four years from July 2012 to June 2016 and indicates if these have been or are Completed, On Track or Delayed. As such it includes reporting on the actions aimed at delivery on the objectives or directions of the previous Community Strategic Plan: Growing Liverpool 2021 as adopted by the former Council, as well for the three years under Growing Liverpool 2023. It also reports on the measures in Growing Liverpool 2023.

 

As indicated in the report there were a total of 685 actions planned to be undertaken. Of these 655 (95.6 per cent) actions were completed or were on track. Thirty-one (4.5 per cent) actions were not completed. The report also highlights a number of the Council’s achievements in the term of the current Council.

 

Whereas this report has been prepared in line with the Integrated Planning and Reporting Guidelines, a major difference this year compared to previous cycles of the integrated planning process is that a circular has been issued from the Office of Local Government (Circular No 16-20, dated 27 June 2016) that restricts the publication of the report by any means prior to the election other than as an attachment to this Council report as the report may constitute “electoral matter”.

 

The Council is not required to adopt or endorse this report but only to receive and note it. It then will from part of the review of the Community Strategic Plan.

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         End of Term Report 2016View (Under separate cover)  


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Business Improvement Report

 

DBI 02

Growing Liverpool 2023 - Six-monthly Progress Report

 

Strategic Direction

Leading Proactive Council

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

Key Policy

Long-Term Financial Plan

File Ref

211421.2016

Report By

Claudia Wood - Corporate Planner

Approved By

Hiba Soueid - Acting Director Business Improvement

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The six-monthly Progress Report provides an overview of Council’s performance and Principal Activities/Key Services for the January to June 2016 period against the 4-year Delivery Program including 2015-16 Operational Plan and Budget. The report demonstrates operational achievements and provides updates, information and statistics for all areas of Council operations during the period. It is Council’s second Progress Report for the 2015-2016 Operational Plan and has been prepared in line with the Office of Local Government Integrated Planning and Reporting Guidelines.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the six-monthly Progress Report which outlines the progress of all Principal Activities/Key Services contained in the 4-year Delivery Program including 2015-16 Operational Plan.

 

REPORT

 

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

 

Growing Liverpool 2023 outlines the community’s vision and priorities for Liverpool. The Plan was developed after extensive engagement with the community and contains seven key directions for the future of Liverpool. These directions guide Council’s operations and services for the next ten years.

 

Council’s 4-year Delivery Program including 2015-16 Operational Plan and Budget outline Council’s commitment to the community. It details the Principal Activities/Key Services that Council will deliver towards achieving the community vision that has been outlined in Growing Liverpool 2023. Each Principal Activity includes several actions for the 2015-16 year which make up Council’s annual Operational Plan.

Upon adoption in June 2015, Council determined to deliver 25 Principal Activities/Key Services as part of its 4-year Delivery Program, with 99 specific actions for the 2015-16 year and 11 Strategic Projects. The Delivery Program also included 123 key performance indicators (KPIs).

 

Section 404(5) of the Local Government Act (1993) requires the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to ensure that a Progress Report is provided to Council at least every six months. It should include information and updates on the Principal Activities/Key Services that have been detailed in the 4-year Delivery Program. This allows Council and the public to monitor progress. The attached Progress Report contains information on the delivery of all Principal Activities, Strategic Projects, actions and KPIs for the January to June 2016 period.

 

By the end of June 2016, 91% of actions in the Delivery Program and 2015-16 Operational Plan were on track or completed. Thirty-nine actions were completed during the six months. Highlights include the delivery of a new library website, installation of water quality improvement devices and the implementation of the Developing Our People program. Nine actions have been delayed. These are listed in the table below with an update on their status.

 

Delayed Principal Activities

 

Delivery Program  Reference

Action

Update

1.1.1

Develop a supply chain delivery program for businesses based in Liverpool

 

The supply chain delivery program was not included in this Economic Development program for Financial Year 2015-2016. An Advanced Manufacturing Network including supply chain components will be developed by the third quarter of 2016-17.

3.2.7

Complete consultations for the Miller Skate Park

Project pending approval of Recreation Strategy.

3.3.4

Implement online booking system for casual venue hire

This has been pending the opening of the Carnes Hill Precinct. Once the precinct officially opens a timeframe will be set.

3.4.2

Deliver Customer Service Week activities 

Customer Service week activities are currently being reviewed.

 

5.1.1

Deliver all approved projects funded under the Waste Less, Recycle More program

Not all programs have been delivered due to three vacant positions in team.

6.3.1

Design of various Capital Works projects

The design of various capital works projects is based on the 2016/17 Capital Works Program. Significant projects have been progressed to near completion.

7.2.3

Coordinate the development of grants and funding that directly link to Council's strategic priorities

Council has engaged a consultant to develop a grants strategy.

7.5.2

Implement WiFi for all Council sites Information

Council has finalised all networking infrastructure components required to support the new Wi-Fi.  This includes installation of data points in all childcare and library environments.

7.5.3

Implement Modern Telephony

The scope for a business case is currently being investigated.

7.5.4

Undertake a data cleanse of the TRIM Names and Address register

This project has been cancelled.

 

Strategic Projects

 

One Strategic Project, the construction of Kurrajong Road was completed during the July to December 2015 period. The remaining 10 projects are on track and many, like the Carnes Hill Community and Recreation Precinct and Building Our New City Macquarie Mall project are scheduled for completion during the next six month period.

 

Key Performance Indicators

 

Of the 123 Key Performance Indicators, 84% are on target with the remaining 16% needing further attention to meet the established target. It is important to note that several KPIs are affected by seasonal influences and temporary resourcing issues.

 

The details of progress on all Principal Activities/Key Services, actions and KPIs are included in the full report in Attachment 1.

 

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

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

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Growing Liverpool 2023 - Six Monthly Progress Report to Council - January - June 2016View (Under separate cover)   


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Chief Financial Officer

 

CFO 01

Investment Report 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

210531.2016

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 31st July 2016, Council held investments with a market value of $148.9 million. The portfolio yield for twelve months ended was 3.17 per cent exceeding the benchmark of 2.22 per cent by 95 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.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes this report.

 

 

REPORT

 

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

 

Council’s Portfolio

 

At 31st July 2016, Council held investments with a market value of $148.9 million. Council’s investment register detailing all its investments is provided as an attachment to this report.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

As at the end of July 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 as at 31 July 2016 was 3.17 per cent which exceeded the benchmark of 2.22 per cent by 95 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 95 basis points above the benchmark for the same period (3.17% against 2.22%).

Annual Income vs. Budget

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Council’s investment interest income exceeded budget by $94k as at 31st July 2016

 

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 2 August the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points taking it to a new low of 1.50 per cent, effective 3 August 2016.  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) – 2.85% to 3.0% p.a

·    Medium term (2 to 3 years to maturity) - 2.7% to 2.85% 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 from 1.5% 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.

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CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Council’s investment income exceeded budget by $94k as at 31st July 2016

Environmental and Sustainability

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership and Governance

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Investment Portfolio  Details  as at 31 July 2016View

2.         Performance Graph Actual To Budget July 2016View  


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Investment Report July 2016

Attachment 1

Investment Portfolio  Details  as at 31 July 2016

 


 


 


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Investment Report July 2016

Attachment 2

Performance Graph Actual To Budget July 2016

 

 


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Community and Culture Report

 

DCC 01

Liverpool Sporting Donations

 

Strategic Direction

Healthy Inclusive  City

Improve health and wellbeing and encourage a happy, active community

Key Policy

Recreation Strategy

File Ref

214514.2016

Report By

Mark Westley - Sports Development Officer

Approved By

Eddie Jackson - 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 $2,400 under the Sporting Donations Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant Details

Amount

Declan Grohala

$200

Natalie Vukovic

$200

Peter Bastow

$500

Jade Errington

$200

Ellesse Carini

$200

Blake Jackson

$500

Norsiha Berry

$100

Brandon Ma

$200

Georgia McNamara

$100

Taylah Watson

$100

Isobelle Padilla

$100

 

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.

 

Eleven applications for sporting donations have been received by Council since June 2016.  All applications met the program criteria and were recommended for funding by the Liverpool Sports Committee at the meeting held 28 July 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

Declan Grohala

Local resident – Hammondville

Representing NSW All School Sport Swimming Team at School Sport Australia Swimming Championship held in Darwin from 15th to 21st September 2016.

State

$200

Natalie Vukovic

Local Resident – Badgery’s Creek

Representing NSW Girls Football Team at the Girls Nationals Youth Championship held in Coffs Harbour from 4th to 8th July 2016.

State

$200

Peter Bastow

Local Resident – Liverpool

Representing Australian Masters Over 45’s Indoor Cricket Team at the Masters World Series held in England from 14th to 29th October 2016.

National

$500

Jade Errington

Local Resident – Wattle Grove

Representing NSW Indoor Cricket U17 team at the 2016 Australian Junior Indoor Cricket National Championships held in Dubbo from 3rd to 9th July 2016.

State

$200

Ellesse Carini

Local Resident – Wattle Grove

Representing NSW Ice Hockey Team at the IHA 2016 Syd Tange Tournament held in WA from 6th to 9th July 2016.

State

$200

Blake Jackson

Local Resident – Hoxton Park

Representing Australian Junior Men’s Softball Team at the 2016 Junior Men’s Softball World Championship held in USA from 24th to 30th July 2016.

National

$500

Norsiha Berry

Local Resident – Horningsea Park

Representing Australian JKF Gojukai Australia Team at the 2016 JKF Gojukai All Japan Tournament International Championship held in Japan from 27th to 28th August 2016.

Regional

$100

Brandon Ma

Local Resident – Prestons

Representing NSW Metro at the 2016 National School Futsal held in Brisbane from 26th to 29th September 2016.

State

$200

Georgia McNamara

Local Resident – Prestons

Representing Liverpool Netball Association U13’s Team at the State Age Championship held in Campbelltown from 2nd to 4th July 2016.

Regional

$100

Taylah Watson

Local Resident – Prestons

Representing Prestons Little Athletics at the 2016 State Track and Field Championship held in Sydney Olympic Park from 18th to 20th March 2016.

Regional

$100

Isobelle Padilla

Local Resident – Lurnea

Representing Australian Kickboxing Team at the Junior Cadet World Kickboxing Championships held in Dublin from 27th August to 3rd September 2016.

Regional

$100

 

 

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 $2,400 is endorsed the remaining balance will be $11,900.  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 environmental and sustainability 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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Infrastructure and Environment Report

 

DIEN 01

Sustainable Environment Grants

 

Strategic Direction

Natural Sustainable City

Lead the community to develop and implement environmentally sustainable practices

Key Policy

Integrated Environmental Sustainability Action Plan

File Ref

215723.2016

Report By

Madhu  Pudasaini - Manager Technical Support

Approved By

Raj Autar - Director Infrastructure and Environment

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council is committed to building strong and resilient communities in Liverpool and to maximising social wellbeing for all residents. One way of achieving these goals is to provide financial assistance in the form of grants and sponsorships to individuals and groups to develop leadership skills, increase participation in community life and address social issues.

 

The Sustainable Environment Grants Program is one of many grant programs available for eligible entities seeking financial assistance under Council’s Grants and Donation Policy. Applications for this grant program are open once a year. Funding for the grant is provided collectively from Council’s Environmental Levy, Waste Levy and Stormwater Service Charge.

 

Council received seventeen applications for the Sustainable Environment Grants this year. Fourteen applications met the program criteria and are therefore recommended for funding.

 

This report recommends the award of grants to the successful applications. The total value of the grants is $59,328. There is sufficient funding allocated from respective levies in the approved budget for the 2016/17 financial year. Section 7.3 of Grants and Donation Policy requires Council approval to award these grants.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Approves the following grants to be awarded under the Sustainable Environment Grants Program at a total value of $59,328.

 

Applicant Name

Project Name

Amount

Outer Liverpool Community Services Inc.

Action & Connection Community Garden

$2,000

Bringelly Public School

Environmental Outdoor Learning Space

$4,896

Dalmeny Public School

Dalmeny Reduce, Recycle and Reuse

$3,500

Cartwright Public School

Environmental Club - The Den

$3,435

Rossmore Public School

Indigenous Story Garden

$5,000

Liverpool Public School

Sustainable Kitchen and Garden Refugee Project

$5,000

William Carey Christian School (Primary Department)

Our Veggie Patches

$4,695

St Therese Catholic Primary School

School Vegetable Garden

$4,891

Miller Public School

Rejuvenated Indigenous Garden

$4,311

Anzac Village Preschool Association Incorporated

Sustainable practice

$5,000

Cecil Hills Public School

Environmental Science

$2,780

St Christopher's Catholic Primary School

Classroom Veggie Patch

$5,000

Hoxton Park Public School

Native bush tucker garden

$4,300

Liverpool Action Group

Plan to Restore Environmental Assets

$4,520

 

2.   Authorises the Director Infrastructure and Environment to notify all applicants of the outcome of their application.

 

REPORT

 

Council is committed to building strong and resilient communities in Liverpool and to maximising social wellbeing for all residents. One way of achieving these goals is to provide financial assistance in the form of grants and sponsorships to individuals and groups to develop leadership skills, increase participation in community life and address social issues.

 

The Grants and Donations Policy was adopted by Council at its meeting held on 30 September 2015 (reconvened on 6 October 2015) to provide a policy framework and mechanism for the sourcing and allocation such funds in achieving those goals. 

 

The Sustainable Environment Grants Program is one of the eight mechanisms available for the allocation such financial assistance to eligible entities.  Applications for this grant program are invited once every year. A maximum total funding of $75,000 is provided collectively from Council’s Environmental Levy, Waste Levy and Stormwater Service Charge.

 

Sustainable Environment Grants Program

 

The aim of the Sustainable Environment Grants Program is to provide financial assistance to support schools and community groups to play an active role in reducing impact of their activities on the environment and implementing environmentally sustainable actions.

 

Applications can be made for funding of up to $5,000 per year (per school or community group).

 

Funding will support community initiatives that address environmental issues such as:

 

1.   Waste minimisation or recycling – including reuse, recycling, litter, composting and worm farming and waste education projects;

2.   Sustainable water use – including water reuse and stormwater harvesting projects, installation of rainwater tanks and sustainable water use education projects;

3.   Natural environment – including improving local biodiversity, establishment of native gardens for the purpose of habitat creation and protection and natural environment education programs. Sustainable grounds maintenance including planting, revegetation, propagation and weed control activities on local reserves, schools or on other land used by the community (note: any work on land not owned by the applicant will require approval from the landowner); and

4.   Sustainable gardening – including establishment of vegetable and/or kitchen gardens, native gardens, indigenous gardens or community gardens.

 

Applications closed on 25 May 2016 with seventeen applications received for the Sustainable Environment Grants this year. The applications were assessed as per section 9.6.7 of the Grants and Donations Policy. Only fourteen applications meet the program criteria to be eligible for the grant. 

 

The flowing table provides a summary of the applications received.

 

Applicant Details

Project Description

Amount Requested

Amount Recommended

Outer Liverpool Community Services Inc.

The proposed project aims to purchase garden beds, plants and tools for the existing community garden in Austral used by socially isolated residents, the culturally and linguistically diverse community and Afford Disability Services clients. The garden supports the development of social, interrelation and integration skills.

$2,000

$2,000

Bringelly Public School

The proposed project aims to continue the school’s established environmental programs. Funding will increase the educational emphasis of preserving the natural environment by purchasing a rainwater tank, compost bins, gardening tools and curved movable seating for outdoor demonstration lessons.

$5,000

$4,896

(reassessed by the assessment panel based on the budget breakdown)

Dalmeny Public School

The proposed project aims to address excessive amounts of waste produced by the school and overall litter problems. Funding will be used to purchase specially labelled bins for the playground, introduce playground rangers, collection of food scraps for compost and worm farms, construction of garden beds, and to establish healthy eating gardens with the grown produce going to the school canteen.

$3,500

$3,500

Cartwright Public School

The proposed project aims to form a working bee with students, their families and local businesses to rejuvenate the gardens around a building on school grounds.

$3,435

$3,435

Rossmore Public School

To create an outdoor learning space surrounded by an Indigenous garden filled with plants that hold significance to the traditional land owners. Improving the incorporation of Aboriginal Perspectives across key learning areas.

$5,000

$5,000

Liverpool Public School

Teachers and students will create and maintain a vegetable garden to drive sustainability education. Involve students in the construction of a pizza oven and kitchen bench tops using mud bricks. Engagement with refugee students through gardening, building the pizza oven and hands on cooking.

$5,000

$5,000

Casula Public School

Funding will sustain the schools existing environmental initiatives and promote effective practices to the school and greater community. Holding environmental forums and encouraging the community to participate in the schools environmental activities.

$3,000

Did not meet criteria, not recommended for funding

William Carey Christian School (Primary Department)

To create vegetable gardens, compost bin, worm farm and set up a water tank for irrigation. Students will grow and cook the veggies as part of the Year 6 cooking program. Excess produce will be sold to school canteen for use in students’ lunches with the profits to be invested back into the gardens.

$5,000

$4,695

(reassessed by the assessment panel based on the budget breakdown)

St Therese Catholic Primary School

to create a vegetable, herb and fruit garden to promote healthy lifestyles to the school and community. Students will maintain the gardens with the produce to be used in the school canteen.

$5,000

$4,891

(reassessed by the assessment panel based on the budget breakdown)

Miller Public School

To rejuvenate the schools Indigenous garden with a showcase of native plants which can be used as part of the Aboriginal Education program. Creating a place where the Koori Club kids can meet and learn more about their history and culture.

$4,311.11

$4,311

Anzac Village Preschool Association Incorporated

To install a rainwater tank and create a dry river bed with landscaping to promote a natural environment. Nurture learning about sustainable water use with the children through everyday experiences and play.

$5,000

$5,000

Cecil Hills Public School

To create and maintain a functioning garden area with compost, worm farm, orchard and vegetables. Educate students about food production, recycling, waste minimisation and self-sufficiency.

$2,780

$2,780

Good Samaritan Catholic College

To implement a short term reward system to help educate students on how manage waste properly on school grounds. Run a noticeboard or second hand shop concept to provide recycling or trade of various items.

 

$5,000

Did not meet criteria, not recommended for funding

St Christopher's Catholic Primary School

To create eight vegetable gardens to help support the Science and Technology teaching outcomes, diversion therapy for children of Australian Defence Force families, provide a calming area for children on the autism spectrum, and provide healthy food activities for children enrolled in OOSHC.

$5,000

$5,000

Hoxton Park Public School

Year Six students will design and deliver a bush tucker garden to support relationships between the Aboriginal community and the school. Develop understanding of traditional native foods and gardening methods from local Aboriginal community members. Students will cultivate skills in gardening and sustainability.

$4,300

$4,300

All Saints Catholic Primary School

To create garden, compost and worm farm in a section of school that requires some redevelopment.

$3,000

Did not meet criteria, not recommended for funding

Liverpool Action Group

To preserve and upgrade the existing natural environment on the riparian land of the Georges River by removing noxious weeds and replanting native vegetation.

$5,000

$4,520

(funding for insurances is a general policy exclusion)

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

 

Provide financial assistance and support to the local schools, not-for profit childcare centres and community groups who may not otherwise be able to implement positive environmental projects and behaviours.

 

Environmental and Sustainability

 

Assist in addressing local environmental issues such as waste reduction, efficient resource utilization, recycling and reuse.

 

Social and Cultural

 

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

 

Build the capacity of local schools, not-for profit childcare centres and community groups to improve their sustainability practices and encourage environmental stewardship.

 

Strengthen partnerships between the local community and Council.

 

Civic Leadership and Governance

 

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil  


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Planning and Growth Report

 

DPG 01

Draft Georges River Master Plan

 

Strategic Direction

Liveable Safe City

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

Key Policy

Urban Development Plans

File Ref

185938.2016

Report By

Amy van den Nieuwenhof - Strategic Planner

Approved By

Toni Averay - Director Planning & Growth

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report provides an update on work undertaken since the first draft Georges River Master Plan reported to Council, and seeks approval from Council to enable the Acting CEO to place the draft master plan on public exhibition and to undertake community consultation.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Receives and notes this report.

 

2.   Authorises the A/CEO to place the Georges River Master Plan on public exhibition and to undertake community consultation. 

 

3.   Notes that a further report will be prepared for Council following exhibition and consultation.

 

REPORT

 

Background

At its meeting 29 April 2015, via a Mayoral Minute, Council resolved to:

1.   Investigate the Moorebank Georges River area as an urban renewal precinct; and

2.   Develop a Master Plan for the Moorebank Georges River mixed use precinct to provide opportunities for housing and employment, with access to transport and infrastructure.

In September 2015, a team of consultants was engaged to assist Council in developing the draft Georges River Master Plan (referred to hereafter as the draft master plan). The consultant team included Group GSA, MacroPlan Dimasi, Calibre Consulting, and EMM.

 

Since that time, Council officers and consultants have undertaken a number of studies to inform the draft master plan. At its meeting 27 April 2016, Council resolved to:

1.   Note the progress of the work undertaken to date for the development of the Georges River Master Plan.

In June 2016, Group GSA submitted the draft master plan to Liverpool City Council for review. 

 

Site and Context

The draft master plan study area (as shown in Figure 1) is located to the east of the Liverpool City Centre.

 

Figure 1 – Georges River Master Plan Subject area

 

This precinct has access to significant waterfront land, in close proximity to Liverpool City Centre and the rail and bus interchange. It is well-connected to the regional road network, including the M5 Motorway, Newbridge Road, Heathcote Road and the Hume Highway. The road and rail networks link Liverpool to the Sydney CBD, the South-West Region and Greater Western Sydney.

 

Liverpool Council recognised that a comprehensive strategic plan was required to guide future development of the Georges River precinct. It was agreed that a comprehensive and integrated plan for the area would need to facilitate key infrastructure delivery, road upgrades, mixed use development and sustainable outcomes.

 

Given the inherent opportunities of the subject area for urban renewal and redevelopment, Council resolved to investigate the area as an urban renewal precinct.

 

Project Overview, Scope and Research

In accordance with the above stated Council resolutions, the project investigated the Moorebank Georges River area (Figure 1) as an urban renewal precinct. The project also identified the opportunities and constraints that would enable the development of a mixed use riverfront precinct that complements the Liverpool City Centre, and recommends options for future potential development.

 

After a comprehensive RFQ process, Group GSA, MacroPlanDimasi, Calibre Consulting and EMM were commissioned to undertake the project. The scope of the project included:

·    Assessment of the precinct context, opportunities and constraints;

·    Employment and market capacity of the area;

·    Assessment of future drivers;

·    Planning and design shapers;

·    Traffic and transport assessment & scenario development;

·    Infrastructure capacity;

·    Land-use opportunities;

·    Cost-benefit appraisal and modelling; and

·    Project staging and delivery.

Consultation

The project commenced in September 2015. Internal consultations informed its early development. Consultations also took place with the Department of Primary Industries (Office of Water and Fisheries) as key external agencies, and with landowners. 

 

Key Findings

The research undertaken by consultants and the consultation process resulted in a number of findings that served as a foundation for the draft master plan. These included:

·    The precinct generates a significant proportion of total employment for the Liverpool LGA;

·    The precinct is affected by archaeological and heritage constraints.

·    The precinct has a number of large sites that are in single ownership.

·    The precinct is located in close proximity to the Liverpool City Centre.

·    The precinct has significant road congestion and the existing road network is severely constrained. Further detailed investigation is needed to inform a more comprehensive strategy to improve transport and mobility within the precinct. This could include road upgrades, public transport, and walking and bike paths.

·    The precinct has poor permeability and connectivity. The introduction of river crossings, new linkages to the existing street pattern and a fine grain street pattern can assist in improving the connectivity.

·    The precinct is significantly affected by flooding, however subject to further detailed investigation, there is potential to create a precinct-wide flood mitigation strategy which would optimise the development potential of the area, including opportunities for recreation and public amenity.

·    The repair and maintenance of the riparian environments is required to ensure that the environmental values are retained, considering that the riverbanks experience significant erosion.

·    There is a need to ensure that future development does not undermine but rather complements growth in the Liverpool CBD. There are developable sites suitable for mixed use, higher density residential and commercial use within the precinct. These require further detailed investigation to inform a more comprehensive land use strategy and urban design outcomes.

·    There is a need to further explore the broader river context and the links with the Warwick Farm area to the north and the proposed Moorebank intermodal sites to the south.

Draft Georges River Master Plan

Group GSA submitted the draft master plan to Liverpool City Council in June 2016. The draft master plan:

·    Outlines a broad vision for the area;

·    Identifies the opportunities and challenges unique to the context of the precinct;

·    Identifies growth frameworks at a local and state level that will encourage development in the area; and

·    Identifies key components including street networks, flood mitigation, public riverfront areas, land use, density, multi-modal transport, open space, community infrastructure, and key sites.

The draft master plan was circulated for internal comment in July 2016. It is recommended that further studies should be undertaken to address the following issues:

·    Flooding;

·    Relative densities and development staging,

·    Employment, housing mix and housing affordability;

·    Social infrastructure and community facilities required to support precinct densities; 

·    Integrated Transport assessment for the entire precinct which also includes an assessment of a possible north south link through to Warwick Farm; and

·    A comprehensive urban design analysis outlining the precincts relationship to the Georges River and Liverpool city centre.

Next Steps

This report recommends that Council authorises the Acting CEO to publicly exhibit the Draft Georges River Master Plan and to consult with the community.

 

At the completion of exhibition and consultation, a further report will be prepared for Council.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

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

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

Enhance the environmental performance of buildings and homes.

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

Facilitate economic development.

Environmental and Sustainability

Manage the environmental health of waterways.

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

Promote an integrated and user friendly public transport service.

Support the delivery of a range of transport options.


Social and Cultural

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

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


Civic Leadership and Governance

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Georges River Precinct Plan - GSAView (Under separate cover)  


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Planning and Growth Report

 

DPG 02

Liverpool Hospital HLS and Flight Path

 

Strategic Direction

Liveable Safe City

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

Key Policy

Strategic Maintenance Plan

File Ref

196533.2016

Report By

Amy van den Nieuwenhof - Strategic Planner

Approved By

Toni Averay - Director Planning & Growth

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report is to inform Council about the current operation of the existing Helicopter Landing Site (HLS) at Liverpool Hospital, and outline current and future changes in the surrounding urban environment that have potential impacts on development within its flight path.

 

Liverpool Hospital is classed as a tertiary referral hospital within the South West Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD), meaning that it receives patients in critical condition for emergency care. The hospital’s HLS is crucial to maintaining its tertiary referral status, underscoring the importance of undertaking a review of existing planning controls in order to protect the integrity of the facility.

 

This report seeks in-principle support from Council to amend the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan (LLEP) 2008 to require referral of development that may encroach on the helicopter flight path, and delegate to the Acting CEO authority for the preparation and submission of a Planning Proposal to the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) seeking Gateway Determination.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Endorses in principle an amendment to the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 as detailed in this report.

 

2.    Delegates to the Acting CEO the authority to finalise a Planning Proposal to amend the LLEP and submit to the Department of Planning and Environment for Gateway approval.

 

 

REPORT

 

Context

The safe and efficient transfer of critically ill patients to hospital trauma centres is underpinned by urgency: the faster the patient can be treated, the more favorable the outcome is likely to be. Liverpool Hospital is classified as a major Tertiary Referral Hospital, meaning it receives patients in acute or critical condition that other hospitals in the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) do not have the facilities to treat.

 

Every year, Liverpool Hospital admits over 3000 trauma patients, including over 500 seriously injured and poly trauma patients requiring Intensive Care or High Dependency admission. The NSW Ambulance Service has protocols which bypass other hospitals within the SWSLHD to transport patients to Liverpool when specific ‘serious injury’ criteria are met.

 

Many of Liverpool Hospital’s critically ill or injured patients are transferred by helicopter, a service which plays a vital role in the provision of emergency care. An effective and safe helicopter ambulance service relies heavily on both the optimal location of the Helicopter Landing Site (HLS) within the hospital itself, and a clear flight path free from obstruction.

 

Despite the importance of maintaining clear flight paths to hospitals, protective legislation is largely dependent on local councils to prepare and enforce relevant planning controls. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), as the statutory body for safety regulation of civil air operations in Australia has released operating guidelines for HLSs (CAAP 92-2 (2) Guidelines for the Establishment and Operation of Onshore Helicopter Landing Sites), however these guidelines do not function as enforceable legislation. The NSW Ministry of Health, in conjunction with the Ambulance Service of New South Wales has also developed ‘Guidelines for Hospital Helicopter Landing Sites in NSW’, however similar to those of CASA, these guidelines do not hold any legal weight.

 

Liverpool Hospital is located on the eastern edge (Figure 1) of Liverpool City Centre. Given the ongoing and more intensive development of the Liverpool City Centre, the potential for conflict between emergency care and development outcomes gives rise to the need for Council to examine strategies to protect the helicopter flight paths (HFPs). Of particular concern is the current height controls applied to the northern section of City Centre, which allow for development between 35-45m, and the potential for these developments to encroach on the HFP.

 

33 Moore StreetLiverpool Hospital HLS

Figure 1: Liverpool CBD, and location of Liverpool Hospital HLS

 

Background

In 2015, the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) issued Gateway Determinations for Liverpool Local Environmental Plan (LLEP) 2008 - Draft Amendments 51, and 52. The resulting public consultation opened up a dialogue regarding airspace and flight paths with a range of key stakeholders, including the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD), Air Ambulance NSW and Careflight Australia.

 

Both Amendments 51 and 52 applied to land within the Liverpool City Centre (located within the Key Sites Map). Amendment 51 sought to rezone the nominated sites from B3 – Commercial Core to B4 – Mixed Use, and to make changes to various development standards, including the removal of the Height of Building control applied to the site. Amendment 52 sought to rezone much of the City Centre from B3 – Commercial Core to B4 – Mixed Use, and to amend planning controls relating to the land, including amending the height of building and floor space ratio (FSR) controls for land in the Liverpool City Centre.

 

A report by AviPro (Attachment 1) was commissioned by Air Ambulance NSW and submitted to Council in June 2015 as part of a submission from CASA regarding Amendment 51. The report detailed the current helicopter flight path to Liverpool Hospital, as well as outlining possible changes to the helipad and flight path in the near future as a result of a fleet upgrade. The report recommended that Council undertake work to map the current flight path, and enable protective measures for the areas below the flight paths. In August 2015 the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (DIRD) confirmed that CASA was considering changes to regulations which would mandate protection of helicopter flight paths. This regulation remains in initial drafting stages.

 

On 11 September 2015, a letter from the SWSLHD raised concern with changes to the notification process for development applications, and questioned what the implications would be on the operation of the Liverpool Hospital HLS and flight paths. Council responded to this letter on 16 September 2015, indicating that development in the flight path would be referred to Air Ambulance for comment. It is noted that comments from Air Ambulance and Liverpool Hospital hold advisory, rather than regulatory, weight.

 

Throughout the second half of 2015, Statutory Planning, Strategic Planning and GIS internally discussed the practicalities of referring development applications to Air Ambulance and Liverpool Hospital for comment. The lack of readily available map layers depicting the height of the HLS and the trajectory of the flight path has restricted the possibilities for such referrals to take place before now.

 

At a meeting in July 2016 with senior management of Liverpool Hospital and Liverpool City Council, it was agreed to investigate options to protect HFPs in the Liverpool City Centre.

 

The events over the past 18 months, as detailed above, have highlighted the need for, and guided the preparation of, an LLEP amendment to address the conflict between flight path airspace and development. This report will discuss options and recommend actions to be taken by Council to address the outstanding concerns surrounding the HFPs.

 

Discussion

Referral versus Mandatory Height Controls

In developing legislation and policy around flight paths, there are two options: implement a referral process, or establish mandatory height limits in the flight path.

 

This report recommends that a referral system managing HFP conflicts should be created to require development applications that encroach the OIS (Object Identification Surface, further discussed below) to be referred for comment to both Air Ambulance and the Director of Capital Works at the SWSLHD (Liverpool Hospital). The referral of development applications to Liverpool Hospital and Air Ambulance would allow both stakeholders to provide comments and advice on a proposal which encroached on the OIS. Any comments or advice received within 21 days of the referral date would be considered by Liverpool Council as part of the assessment of the proposal.

 

A referral based system is supported by the ‘Guidelines for Hospital Helicopter Landing Sites in NSW (NSW Ministry of Health, Rev07, 2015). Specifically, the guidelines state that:

 

    “…HLS approach paths should be studied and applied to paper to confirm that there are no buildings or other projections forming obstructions with the VFR approach/ departure and transitional surfaces, and that there is no or limited potential for future obstructions within this area’ (pg.43).

 

The Guidelines also recommend that flight paths be protected through the implementation of planning controls, and that any proposed development in the vicinity must be referred to the Ministry of Health (pg.45). As per discussions with senior hospital staff in July 2016, referral to both Air Ambulance and the Director of Capital Works at the SWSLHD would adequately cover referral recommendations made in the Guidelines.

 

By requesting comment on development applications that have the potential to conflict with the HFPs, Council avoids the need for restrictive height controls that may conflict with the broader strategic goals of the Liverpool City Centre.

 

Mapping and Application of the HFPs and OIS

At present, GeoCortex, Council’s GIS mapping system, includes a layer that depicts a 2D representation of the flight paths (Figure 2 below) to and from Liverpool Hospital.

HFP Liverpool city centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 2: Helicopter Flight Paths for Liverpool Hospital applied over the Liverpool City Centre Key Sites Map.

 

 

The literature covering HFPs and landing sites is generally uniform in the application of the OIS, which is explained below:

 

“Under the approach/departure surface, the object identification surface starts from the outside edge of the FATO (Final Approach and Take Off) and extends horizontally out for a distance of ~700 m. From this point, the object identification surface extends out for an additional distance ~2,800 m. while rising on a 2.5º or 22:1 slope (22 units horizontal in 1 unit vertical). From the point ~700 m. from the FATO perimeter, the object identification surface is ~30 m. beneath the approach/departure surface” (NSW Ministry of Health, Guidelines for Hospital HLS Policy, Rev07, Pg. 41, 2015) (Attachment 2).

 

Given that the flight path and OIS rise at a 4.5% angle for a total distance of 3.5km, the map layer in GeoCortex cannot accurately depict the way in which the proposed height control will be spatially applied.

 

To support the proposed LLEP (2008) amendment, it is proposed that contour maps be prepared, which depict the sloping trajectory of the HFP in a clear visual way. The preparation of such a map will aid proponents and Council planners alike in determining the threshold height at which referral for development proposals in the City Centre is required.

 

Using the above information, it is recommended that the LLEP 2008 be amended to include a clause detailing referral requirements for developments that encroach on the OIS, and that a contour map be added to Council’s mapping system to support the draft LLEP clause. 

 

It is considered that the application of the clause over areas in defined Key Sites Maps would achieve the following:

 

·    Protect the flight path and helicopter safety in a broader context of increased development and change in the Liverpool City Centre.

·    Promote a working relationship with Liverpool Hospital, which is an important health service as well as providing significant investment and job generation within Liverpool City Centre.

·    Ensure that existing land controls in Liverpool City Centre are not altered unnecessarily.

·    Limit the scope of the draft clause to areas in which height conflict are most likely to occur.

 

CASA Regulation Update

CASA is conducting a review of Civil Aviation Safety Regulation 139 (as noted above), which currently applies to licensed aerodromes, and is planning to extend the purview of this regulation to cover HLS. The revised regulation is likely to include guidance on development within helicopter flight paths.

It has been indicated previously that this review would be complete by mid-2016. As yet, no further information has been released. In preparing this proposed draft amendment, Council has the opportunity to showcase a policy directive that may help set a precedent and guide future local or state policy around Emergency Services HLS.

Recommended LLEP Amendment

The intent of the amendment is to incorporate a draft Clause (shown below) into the LLEP 2008 to ensure the ongoing safe and efficient operation of the HLS at Liverpool Hospital while keeping to a minimum any restrictions on development within the Liverpool City Centre.

 

This report seeks to gain in-principle support from Council for the drafting of an LLEP 2008 amendment to include the following proposed new clause, and delegation to the A/CEO  authority to submit the amendment as per S56 of the EP&A Act for Gateway Review.

 

Draft Clause 7.17A Development in Emergency Helicopter Flight Paths

 

(1)  The objectives of this clause are:

a.   To facilitate the effective and on-going operation of helicopter operations at Liverpool Hospital;

b.   To ensure that the use of the Helicopter Landing Site (HLS) at Liverpool Hospital is not compromised by any proposed development encroaching on the flight path of an Air Ambulance NSW; and

c.   To ensure that new developments do not present a hazard to aircraft arriving or departing from the Liverpool Hospital HLS.

(2)  Where it is proposed to erect a building or structure (including a temporary structure) on land shown edged heavy blue on the Key Sites Map, and the building or structure would exceed the height of the Object Identification Surface (OIS), the consent authority must:

a.   Give notice of the proposed development to the NSW Ministry of Health;

b.   Give notice of the proposed development to Air Ambulance (or equivalent);

c.   Consider any comment made by the NSW Ministry of Health or Air Ambulance NSW within 21 days of its having been given notice of the proposed development; and

d.   Consider whether the proposed use of the building will be adversely affected by exposure to aircraft noise.

(3)  In this clause:

Land and airspace is in the helicopter flight path of Liverpool Hospital if the NSW Ministry of Health has notified the consent authority that the land and airspace is in such a flight path.

 

Object Identification Surface heights for the Liverpool Hospital HLS are determined by the NSW Ministry of Health.

 

Consultation

Throughout the process of researching and writing this report, ongoing consultation with Liverpool Hospital has been of key importance. A meeting was held with the A/ Director of Capital Works and Infrastructure in July 2016, and a copy of this report was also sent to the same for comment. It is understood that the Hospital has no concerns with the proposed LLEP 2008 amendment. It is also understood that a representative from Liverpool Hospital intends to present at the August Council meeting.

 

A copy of this report was also provided to Development Assessment for comment, and their suggested changes have been incorporated into the final draft.

 

Conclusion

Ensuring the successful operation of the Liverpool Hospital HLS has broad implications for Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool City Council and the community at large. Most important is the provision of urgent medical treatment, which is a matter of life and death. The safety of helicopters, buildings and the occupants of both is also key. Less obvious impacts are the continuing role of Liverpool Hospital as a tertiary referral centre within the SWSLHD, and the flow-on effects this has on Liverpool City Centre with regard to job opportunities and economic stimulus.

 

These planning controls seek not to unnecessarily limit height of buildings, but rather to ensure that the relevant body is properly notified and has the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the outcome of the development proposal. The draft clause proposes to establish a referral based system, whereby development applications that seek to build permanent or erect temporary structures at or above the OIS are referred to Air Ambulance NSW and the Director of Works for the SWSLHD. The practical implementation of this clause will be aided by a contour map that depicts the HFP trajectory.

 

It is proposed that Council resolve to prepare a planning proposal to amend the LLEP 2008, and delegate to the A/CEO the authority to finalise the planning proposal. The planning proposal would then be forwarded to the Department of Environment and Planning under Section 56 of the EP&A Act seeking a Gateway determination.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

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

Encourage and promote businesses to develop in the hospital, health and medical precinct (of the City Centre).

 

Environmental and Sustainability

Manage air, water, noise and chemical pollution.

Support the delivery of a range of transport options.


Social and Cultural

There are no social and cultural considerations.


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.

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.

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

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         AviPro ReportView

2.         NSW Ministry of Health Hospital HLS Policy GuidelinesView (Under separate cover)  


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DPG 02

Liverpool Hospital HLS and Flight Path

Attachment 1

AviPro Report

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


129

Ordinary Meeting 31 August 2016

Planning and Growth Report

 

DPG 03

Liverpool City Centre DCP

 

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

210704.2016

Report By

Jan McCredie - City Architect

Approved By

Toni Averay - Director Planning & Growth

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report outlines the amendments to be made to Part 4 - Development in the Liverpool City Centre of the Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 (LDCP). These changes are required to reflect and support the changes to the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan (LLEP) 2008 (Draft LLEP 2008 Amendment 52).

 

At the same time officers have taken the opportunity to remove those matters that are not specific to the City Centre and to relocate them in Part 1- General Controls for all Development. Part 1 is currently being revised to reflect these changes. Following receipt of comments from within Council, the amended Part 1 will be completed and exhibited with Part 4.

 

Amendment 52 seeks to rezone much of Liverpool City Centre from B3 Commercial Core to B4 Mixed Use. It also seeks to amend development standards to correspond with the proposed changes in land use and built form. Following submissions received during the public notification period minor amendments were made to the LLEP and Amendment 52 was reported to Council on 27 July 2016. It is anticipated that the rezoning will be finalised in late 2016.

 

It is anticipated that, subject to the outcomes of the consultation process, the amended Parts 1 and 4 of the LDCP 2008 will take effect from the time that the rezoning is gazetted. The purpose of this report is to inform Councillors of the proposed changes and to seek approval to publically exhibit the amended LDCP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes the revised draft DCP Part 4 - Development in Liverpool City Centre.

 

2.    Authorises the Acting CEO to place on exhibition the amended DCP Parts 1 and 4.

 

3.    Notes that a further report will be prepared for Council following exhibition.

 

REPORT

 

BACKGROUND

Councillors outlined their vision for the Liverpool City Centre at a workshop on 29 November 2014 and it was agreed that the vision would be delivered by:

·    Changes to Liverpool Local Environmental Plan (LLEP) 2008 and the  Liverpool Development Control Plan (LDCP) 2008;

·    Traffic and transport improvements (to be drawn from comprehensive traffic and parking studies);

·    Provision of high quality architecture and urban design; and

·    Provision of a high degree of urban amenity (streetscape, parks etc).

 

Councillors have subsequently approved amendments to the LLEP 2008 consistent with this vision. These changes include:

·    Rezoning part of the Commercial Core from B3 to B4 Mixed Use;

·    Identifying character precincts;

·    Relating planning controls to the precincts; and

·    Improving connectivity.

 

The LDCP has been amended to ensure that the desired outcomes set out in the amended draft LLEP 2008 can be implemented. The desired outcomes seek to:

·    Create a:

mixed use vibrant 18 hour city centre;

walkable city that offers both living, recreation and work opportunities; and

city focused along the river.

·    Define legible character precincts based on ownership pattern, subdivision pattern, street block patterns, and the role of the street and public domain;

·    Create an urban form that:

responds to the character of the precinct;

has different building typologies; and

offers different economic opportunities.

·    Enable individual sites to be developed without amalgamation;

·    Improve connectivity to and within the City Centre;

·    De-couple car parking from development where appropriate; and

·    Develop form-based codes within the constraints of the standard LEP instrument.

 

To achieve this vision, three new precincts have been defined in the Liverpool City Centre. The precincts relate to the existing site characteristics, ownership patterns and subdivision patterns and are identified as Fine Grain sites, Mid-Rise sites and Long Term Civic sites.

 

The Fine Grain sites and the Mid-Rise sites have a ‘perimeter block’ typology that is defined by building envelopes. The building envelopes are derived from the subdivision pattern to ensure that the buildings constructed to these profiles relate to each other and the street network. Mid-rise sites may become Opportunity sites under certain circumstances where the size and location of the site permits more intense development.

 

Opportunity sites are subject to the preparation of a master plan and the delivery of public benefit. They must meet the site specific requirements as defined in Clause 7.5B of LLEP 2008. Long Term Civic sites and any sites with special characteristics, such as public uses or sites within or related to a heritage precinct, also require a master plan. Permissible height and floor space is derived from the approved master plan.

 

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO PART 4 of LDCP 2008

 

The following sections of this report describe the proposed amendments to Part 4 of the LDCP which are intended to guide and facilitate development in the City Centre in accordance with the City Centre LLEP 2008 review.

 

BUILDING FORM

 

Development controls in NSW generally do not promote a particular building typology. They stipulate floor space, heights and setbacks with limited regard for subdivision patterns or the way in which one building relates to another. Under the current LLEP 2008 many of the heights and floor space controls for Liverpool City Centre are not aligned. This reduces certainty and provides no clarity as to the outcome. To ensure that this does not occur in future development, all the rezoned sites in the City Centre, as well as some existing B4 Mixed Use sites, are subject to building envelopes to control their built form, height and floor space ratio.

 

FINE GRAIN AND MID-RISE SITES

 

The LLEP stipulates that building envelopes will be the method of control for the built form in the City Centre. The LDCP illustrates the building envelopes. The building envelopes depict the building floorplates, setbacks and heights for each building typology. There is a base and maximum Floor Space Ratio (FSR) for Fine Grain and Mid-Rise sites related to the building envelopes but the permitted FSR for each site is calculated as a percentage of the overall capacity of the building envelope. The FSR varies with the efficiency of the site and the proposed uses. Commercial floorplates are generally more efficient than residential.

 


 

The building envelopes for the Fine Grain and Mid-Rise sites create perimeter block development with a strong street wall. The building envelopes are designed to:

·    ensure that buildings :

relate to one another and the public domain; and

form a street wall related to the street and footpath widths.

·    promote flexibility of uses;

·    assist in stimulating street life;

·    provide more affordable housing because perimeter block buildings are efficient and are less costly to construct;

·    provide a diversity that a single ownership of large city buildings does not achieve;

·    ensure that the height and floor space controls:

are compatible for every site;

are consistent with the BCA and ADG requirements ;and

address overshadowing and privacy.

·    promote rejuvenation of the smaller sites and the retention of existing businesses in the City Centre by not requiring :

amalgamations of sites; and

on-site car parking.

·    optimise the density but retain a consistent building form that accommodates the diverse subdivision patterns.

Height

The permissible height for Fine Grain sites in the LLEP 2008 is 21m. The LDCP refines this maximum permissible height by mandating a building envelope which stipulates 4 storeys at street and lane frontage and a maximum 6 storeys overall. There is a 4m setback for the two upper levels.

 

The permissible height for Mid-Rise sites in the LLEP 2008 is 28m.The LDCP refines this maximum permissible height by mandating a building envelope which stipulates 6 storeys at street and lane frontage and a maximum 8 storeys overall. There is a 4m setback for the two upper levels.

 

Floor Space Ratio

On Fine Grain sites the permissible FSR in the LLEP 2008 is set at 2.5:1 with the potential to increase to a maximum of 4:1. On Mid-Rise sites the FSR is 3:1 with the potential to increase to a maximum of 5:1.

 

The LDCP refines these controls so that the permissible floor space is derived from the building envelope and permissible land use. The total floor space can be converted to a floor space ratio relative to the site area. This enables all building envelopes to be built to their capacity as established by the lot subdivision pattern, while still enabling appropriate architectural resolution. The FSR is based on the standard instrument definition but includes above ground car parking if provided, except where that above ground car parking is dedicated to Council.

 

Uses

The LLEP 2008 requires the ground floor in Fine Grain and Mid-Rise sites to be developed for retail/commercial uses in streets nominated as requiring active uses, however this is a minimum requirement. The draft LDCP proposes that one additional level in Mid-Rise sites is to be developed for non-residential uses or that one additional level is constructed in a manner that permits subsequent conversion to non-residential uses . Only one upper level can be used for above ground car parking.

 

OPPORTUNITY SITES

 

If sites identified as Mid-Rise meet certain criteria they may have the potential to be developed as Opportunity sites. Clause 7.5B of the LLEP 2008 enables Opportunity sites to exceed the height and FSR derived from the Mid-Rise building envelopes, and to develop with a different typology. On smaller sites the building envelopes for the Opportunity sites define a tower on podium. On large sites a combination of perimeter block, tower on podium, or stand-alone buildings may be used. In certain circumstances a stand-alone tower may be introduced however the street wall as defined by the perimeter block and the podium is an important design element for the city.

 

The LLEP 2008 requires that development on Opportunity sites has an approved master plan in accordance with the LDCP and LLEP 2008. The master planning process is used to allow flexibility related to building type where appropriate to accommodate different amalgamation and subdivision patterns, and to provide public benefit. Any increase in the height and floor space is not ‘as of right’ and master plans must address issues related to amenity within the site, on neighbouring sites and the public domain, in addition to providing a public benefit acceptable to Council. 

 

Criteria for an Opportunity Site

The criteria to enable development as an Opportunity site is set out in LLEP 2008. Additional considerations proposed in the LDCP are that the site must be able to:  

·    provide at least two levels of non-residential uses in the podium; and

·    accommodate:

the separation distances required in the Apartment Design Guide (ADG) for both residential and commercial buildings;

the required street setbacks;

the required car parking on site; and  

a maximum of only two levels of above ground car parking that is able to be screened or ‘sleeved’ with other uses.

 

Desired Outcome

The desired outcomes for opportunity sites, additional to those in the LLEP 2008, are to:

·    enable different building typologies and public space arrangements in the City Centre;

·    form a cohesive urban form related to the perimeter block development;

·    define streets and open spaces;

·    allow flexibility of uses within the building envelope (long life/loose fit) that can change over time;

·    create a distinctive skyline; and 

·    ensure parking is located where it can serve the overall City Centre needs.

 

Heights

The permissible height of a podium is 4-6 storeys. This enables all buildings to relate to each other at the boundary and along the street. The permissible heights for towers or stand-alone buildings are based on an approved master plan and determined by the constraints on each particular site. The constraints may include matters such as overshadowing of the public domain and neighbouring development, OLS, and blocking of view corridors.

 

Floor Space Ration (FSR)

The FSR for Opportunity sites is derived from the approved master plan and varies with the building typologies, uses and site constraints up to the LLEP 2008 maximum FSR of 10:1.

 

Uses

The LLEP 2008 requires the ground floor to be developed for retail/commercial uses where sites face streets requiring active uses. The LDCP requires that two of the levels in the podium are to be capable of accommodating non-residential development. The draft LDCP stipulates that only two levels of above ground car parking are permitted, providing they are sleeved by other uses on streets and screened on laneways. 

 

Public Benefit

LLEP 200 identifies matters which may be considered as public benefit for the Opportunity sites. Additional public benefit is outlined in the LDCP. It may include (but is not restricted to):

·    dedication of land for public open space;

·    embellishment of proposed or existing public open space;

·    affordable housing;

·    community facilities; and

·    contribution to the Public Art fund.

 

It is expected that opportunity sites also contribute to the provision of public car parking in the CBD.

 

MASTER PLANS

Master plans are required for Opportunity sites, Long Term Civic sites and Special sites Master planned sites have the flexibility of using different building typologies, heights and floor space. The LDCP outlines the requirements for the master plan. The applicant is to prepare a master plan that meets the objectives of the LLEP 2008, the LDCP and other relevant legislation. The master plan will show in plan and section the massing and built form including:

·    Height, solar access, podium configuration, building alignment, street and site setback, building footprints, through site connections, public and communal open space, and general layout;

·    Pedestrian and car entrances, parking, waste collection ,indicative uses ; and

·    The floor space as derived from the building envelopes.

 

The approved master plan will guide future development proposals.

 

OTHER SITES

Long Term Civic Sites and Special Sites

Long Term Civic sites and special sites such as Liverpool Hospital and Liverpool Public School require master plans but are not subject to the same requirements for public benefit as Opportunity sites. The heights for the Long Term Civic sites are determined by constraints based on an approved master plan and the base FSR is 2.5:1.

 

Commercial Core, High Density Residential, Enterprise Corridor and Neighbourhood Centre Sites

The LLEP2008 development standards for the heights and FSR’s remain unchanged in the existing B3 Commercial Core, the R4 High Density Residential, B6 Corridor Enterprise and B1 Neighbourhood Centre zones. The setbacks and other requirements in the LDCP for R4 High Density Residential zones have been adjusted to ensure that they comply with State Environmental Planning Policy 65 (SEPP 65) and the Apartment Design Guide (ADG). The existing B4 Mixed Use sites that are not identified as Fine Grain or Mid-Rise sites, are suitable for perimeter block building forms and/or stand-alone buildings, depending on their immediate context.

 

AMENITY

 

The LDCP has strengthened the controls for those elements within the City Centre that contribute to quality of life. To achieve a vibrant City Centre with high levels of amenity the controls have been selected to:

·    improve connectivity by creating smaller street blocks;

·    activate streets and lanes;

·    define different spatial experiences (long streets, short streets, wide streets narrow streets);

·    facilitate passive surveillance of the streets, lanes and public places;

·    enable different economic opportunities;

·    provide:

pleasant and accessible public open spaces;

opportunity for spill out uses on the pavement e.g. outdoor dining; and

generous footpaths with street tree planting and awnings.

·    limit overshadowing on public parks and streets;

·    ensure that all residential buildings have:

sufficient separation distances for outlook, light and air; and

quality communal and private open space.

·    enable a range of housing that can be delivered at different levels of affordability.

 

Connectivity

To improve pedestrian permeability the LDCP increases the potential number of through-site links and indicates appropriate locations for these. Additional criteria are provided to address their character and design. Service ways are extended through to streets with pedestrian walkways. Additional arcades and shareways are introduced with active uses at ground floor. Minimum widths, heights, lines of sight and hours of operation for through-site links are stipulated.

 

Active street frontages

LLEP 2008 identifies where Active Street Frontages are required. To promote uses that attract pedestrian traffic, development of non-residential uses is required at ground level. Perimeter block building envelopes and podiums are designed so that all levels address and overlook streets, laneways and public places. Street set backs are nominated on some streets to create generous pavement space between key destinations to ensure good solar access and opportunities for outdoor dining.

 

Building setbacks

The public domain outcomes are addressed through the heights stipulated in the building envelopes and master plans together with the building setbacks for footpath widening, street trees and awnings. Key street setbacks are shown in the street set back plan in the LDCP. Larger setbacks are specified for selected sections of Elizabeth, George, Memorial, Terminus and Bigge Streets. Building setbacks from the centre line of serviceways ensure that there is adequate separation distance between buildings to allow for residential uses on the upper levels on both sides of the serviceways.

 

Residential Amenity

Under revisions to SEPP 65 the Residential Flat Design Code (RFDC) has been replaced by the ADG. The controls in the ADG take priority over the LDCP. The LDCP outlines the objectives for a development proposal but defer to the ADG for the controls. ADG standards establish residential building separation distances, floor to ceiling heights, street address, private open space, environmental management, requirements for deep soil, public and communal open space, landscaping, and planting on structures.The critical interface of buildings and streets is addressed in the LDCP with illustrated design options that show how setbacks, level differences and planting can assist amenity. Front setback requirements for landscape gardens in High Density Residential precincts remain unchanged.

 

CAR PARKING

Car parking is required for all development. On Fine Grain sites a contribution can be made in lieu of on-site car parking. On Mid Rise sites a contribution can be made in lieu of small shortfalls in parking. On Opportunity sites, additional car parking is expected as a public benefit to be dedicated to Council. Car parking rates are stipulated in the LLEP 2008 or are determined by the Guide to Traffic Generating Developments (RMS). 

 

DESIGN EXCELLENCE

Liverpool City Council Design Excellence Panel

A Liverpool City Council Design Excellence Panel (LDEP) was initiated by the Minister under SEPP 65 legislation. The requirement for a design competition on Key Sites has been removed from the LLEP as part of Amendment 52. All major Development Applications (DAs) and master plans are to be referred to the Liverpool Design Excellence Panel (LDEP) in accordance with SEPP 65 legislation and the Liverpool Design Excellence Panel Charter.

 

 

CONSOLIDATION OF GENERAL PROVISIONS 

There is duplication in the current LDCP between the General Controls Part 1 and the City Centre Controls in Part 4. The proposed amendments seek to reduce this. Some matters that are not specific to the Liverpool City Centre have been removed from Part 4 and consolidated in Part 1 of the LDCP. Part 1 is therefore being revised and will be exhibited with Part 4. If a matter is covered in an Australian Standard, a State Planning Policy or the LLEP 2008, it is referenced but the information is not repeated.

 

Sections that have been retained in Part 4 or have been subject to only minor changes include Housing Choice and Mix, Pedestrian Overpass and Underpass, Treatment of Developments on Corner Sites, Public Art, the nomination of High Pedestrian Routes; Mitigation of Wind, Identification of Noise Affected Sites, Sewerage Treatment Plant, and Requirements for Child Care Centres.

 

General requirements that relate to Heritage Items and Conservation Areas, Vehicular Access and Manoeuvring Areas, and On-Site Car Parking are moved to Part 1 and  requirements that are particular to the City Centre are retained in Part 4 . Sections that have been removed entirely from Part 4 and relocated to Part 1 are Safety and Security, Pedestrian Access and Mobility, Energy Efficiency Conservation, Water Conservation, Reflectivity, Waste Management, Businesses where  Trolleys are required, Multi Dwelling Housing, Restaurants and Outdoor Cafes, and Non-Business Uses.

 

CONSULTATION

Comments have been received on the proposed amendments to the LDCP from within Council.

 

NEXT STEPS

It is proposed to place the draft DCP on exhibition in September. A further report will be prepared for Council on completion of the exhibition. 

 

CONCLUSION

Council officers have undertaken a thorough review of the LDCP to ensure that it reflects the changes proposed in the LLEP Amendment 52. At the same time officers have sought to rationalise the City Centre DCP by removing duplication of controls that are contained in the General Controls for all Development.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

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

Provide efficient parking for the City Centre.

Facilitate economic development.

Environmental and Sustainability

Provide for urban living and accessibility to a range of services and facilities

Enhance walkability and public amenity

Enable greening of the City Centre

Promote long life buildings


Social and Cultural

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

Support policies and plans that prevent crime.

Support access and services for people with a disability.

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


Civic Leadership and Governance

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Liverpool City Centre DCP View (Under separate cover)  


139

Ordinary Meeting 31 August 2016

Planning and Growth Report

 

DPG 04

Planning Proposal for 146 Newbridge Road, Moorebank (Additional Permitted Uses and Part Rezoning for Marina Site)

 

Strategic Direction

Liveable Safe City

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

Key Policy

Urban Development Plans

File Ref

212027.2016

Report By

Ash Chand - Executive Planner

Approved By

Toni Averay - Director Planning & Growth

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report recommends that Council should support the planning proposal by Tanlane Pty Ltd for 146 Newbridge Road, Moorebank. The proposal seeks to enable residential development within land zoned RE2 Private Recreation zoned by amending Part 7 Division 2 and Schedule 1 (Additional Permitted Uses) of the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (LLEP). The residential uses would be limited to a key site area of the proposed Georges Cove Marina development. The proposal also seeks a zone boundary adjustment between the RE2 Private Recreation land and the R3 Medium Density land on the subject site.

 

The proposed amendment to the LLEP has strategic merit and is consistent with Council’s long-term vision to transform the eastern part of Moorebank along the Georges River from predominantly extractive industries to a quality natural environment with opportunities for conservation and regeneration of river foreshore, as well as creating a high amenity built environment including options for housing and recreation along the riverfront. 

 

This report finds the planning proposal has strategic merit and recommends Council support the application with a minor modification and seek Gateway determination from the Department of Planning and Environment.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.  Receives and supports the planning proposal in principle for 146 Newbridge Road,          Moorebank to enable the following:

a.   Residential uses within land zoned RE2 Private Recreation, and

b.   A zone boundary adjustment to R3 Medium Density Residential from RE2 Private Recreation for a portion of the land.

 

2.  Modifies the proposal to restrict the type of residential dwellings   permitted with      consent.

 

3.  Delegates to the A/CEO to forward the updated proposal to the Department of       Planning and Environment seeking Gateway determination.

 

REPORT

 

Site Context

The land affected by this proposal, as outlined in the following maps, is located at 146 Newbridge Road, Moorebank and contained within Lot 7 in DP 1065574.

 

  

 

The site is located adjacent to the Georges River to the east, Newbridge Road to the north and the Georges Fair residential estate to the west. Land to the east of the Georges River is located within the Bankstown Local Government Area and is characterised as recreational open space. The subject property is under the single ownership of Tanlane Pty Ltd. It is the site of a sand mining operation by Benedict Sands, which is nearing the end of its life cycle.

 

The subject lot is zoned part B6 Enterprise Corridor, part R3 Medium Density Residential, part RE2 Private Recreation, and part RE1 Public Recreation. The proponent (Tanlane Pty Ltd) submitted a development application that seeks to construct and operate the Georges Cove Marina (DA 781/2015) within the RE2 Private Recreation zone. It is also noted the lot encompasses a proposed residential subdivision which is to be master planned by Mirvac Homes Pty Ltd within the R3 Medium Density zone. Council officers have had pre-lodgement discussions with the proponent and Mirvac Homes regarding the proposed residential subdivision, however no formal application has been submitted to date.

 

Proposed Amendment

The proponent, Tanlane Pty Ltd, initially lodged the planning proposal with Council in January 2015, however the application was revised in July 2016 to correct minor anomalies and inconsistencies within the original proposal.

 

The proposal seeks to amend the LLEP as follows (refer to Attachment 1):

1.   Enable residential uses within the RE2 Private Recreation zone, limited to a key site area of the proposed Georges Cove Marina development; and

2.   A zone boundary adjustment to R3 Medium Density from RE2 Private Recreation to better align with the proposed future uses of the subject site.

 

The following figure outlines the two amendments sought by the planning proposal. The first illustrates the key site area where residential uses would be permitted with consent within the RE2 zone by amending Part 7, Division 2 and Schedule 1 of the LLEP 2008. The second illustrates the extension of the R3 Medium Density Residential boundary southwards to incorporate a further approximately 0.41 hectares of land.

 

 

 

 

Enable residential uses within land zoned RE 2 Private Recreation

The land affected by the proposed residential uses is located within RE2 Private Recreation zone and within the site area of the proposed Georges Cove Marina. The amendment would enable residential uses in parts of the future marina. As mentioned above, Council has received a development application for the marina proposal which is currently under assessment (DA 781/2015).

 

Specifically, the proposed amendment would facilitate a development comprising 17 terrace dwellings on the private marina club house site and 108 apartments in the maritime building, with a total GFA no greater than 21,675 m².

 

Under the LLEP, the objectives of the RE2 zone are:

·    To enable land to be used for private open space or recreational purposes;

·    To provide a range of recreational settings and activities and compatible land uses;

·    To protect and enhance the natural environment for recreational purposes; and

·    To enable land uses that are compatible with, and complimentary to, recreational uses.

 

The mechanism by which the proposal would be made is in accordance with Section 2.5 of the LLEP, by amending Schedule 1 – Additional Permitted Uses of the LLEP to allow for residential development within the nominated site within the Private Recreation RE2 zone and permitting uses for the particular land within Part 7, Division 2 where residential development would be permitted with consent.

 

The proposed amendment would be shown on a ‘key site’ map outlining where the residential development would be permitted. The ‘key site’ area on the subject property would allow for flexibility in the final design of the proposed residential component of the marina. It would also allow uses associated with the residential development such as car parking and stormwater to be legally approved.

 

Finally, there is no intention by the proponent to extend the floor area of the proposed residential development beyond the currently proposed building envelope in the development application of Georges Cove Marina. However, to achieve certainty of outcome from what is proposed by this amendment, it is recommended the planning proposal be modified to restrict the type of residential development permitted with consent to ‘attached dwelling’ and ‘residential flat buildings’ only.

 

 

Zone boundary adjustment to R3 Medium Density Residential from RE2 Private Recreation  

The land affected by the zone boundary adjustment is currently zoned RE2 Private Recreation under LLEP. The proposed rezoning of this portion of land (approximately 0.41 hectares) to R3 Medium Density Residential would allow for a more efficient residential layout for the site’s proposed future use. This area of land has an existing elevated ground level that is similar in height to that of the R3 Medium Density Residential land and has a small surface area and irregular shape which will discourage future uses on the adjoining Georges Cove Marina site.

 

The zone boundary adjustment will provide benefits to the locality by facilitating greater flexibility in the master planning and future subdivision of the R3 Medium Density Residential land, and allow for nine additional residential allotments upon land which otherwise would remain unused in the proposed Georges Cove Marina development. The proposed rezoning seeks to align both zones and to allow for a more logical and rational development onsite. The outcome sought by the amendment would facilitate a more efficient use of the land.

 

Strategic Merit

The planning proposal is compatible with the strategic planning objectives and the objectives for the RE2 zone in this particular location of Moorebank and the Georges River. Council’s long-term vision to transform the eastern part of Moorebank along the Georges River from predominantly extractive industries to a quality natural environment with opportunities for conservation and regeneration of river foreshore, as well as creating a high amenity built environment including options for housing and recreation along the riverfront.  The additional uses on the affected land are justified as they are appropriately located. Sufficient land area is available to accommodate the proposed facilities. These will be fully serviced with the necessary infrastructure, and site constraints can be appropriately managed. The proposed residential uses will complement the overall development of the Georges Cove Marina.

 

However, as noted previously, it is recommended the proposal be modified to restrict the type of residential development permitted with consent to ‘dwellings’ and ‘residential flat buildings’ only for this site. This is to achieve certainty of outcome as to what is proposed by the amendment.

 

The proposed zone boundary adjustment was identified by comparing the Georges Cove Marina proposal and R3 Medium Density Residential land against more accurate survey details. This comparison identified a misalignment between the two areas and a parcel of land that has not been previously considered as part of the original proposal. The proposed zone boundary adjustment is considered to better align the future uses of both zones and allow for a more logical and appropriate development onsite. It will also not alter the overall design of the Georges Cove Marina development.

 

Assessment of Impacts

 

Ecology

Ecological assessments undertaken by the proponent over the subject site revealed the fauna habitats recorded on the site were of low ecological value and no threatened fauna or flora species were present. The proposed residential use of the site would be within the footprint of the marina development. Therefore, potential ecological impacts of the proposal would not be any different to those that have been already assessed the DA for the Marina.

 

Traffic

Access to the Marina site will be via a link road off Brickmakers Drive, shown in the Council DCP for the local area.  The link road to be constructed between the site and Brickmakers Drive is approximately 300 m south of Newbridge Road.  All internal site roads will comply with the Council’s design standards (DCP 2008 Part 2.10) and AS 2890.1. As such, internal site access arrangements are considered to be efficient and safe.

 

The proposed development of 125 dwellings in addition to the various land uses by the Marina (boat storage, boat showroom, function centre, cafe, clubhouse and boat repair workshop area) is projected to generate approximately 1,500 additional daily traffic movements or 150 vehicles per hour during the morning and afternoon peak traffic periods.

 

This will increase traffic movements on the local road network close to the development site including Brickmakers Drive, Newbridge Road and Governor Macquarie Drive. The noticeable traffic impact will be along the section of Brickmakers Drive, north of the proposed link road and at Newbridge Road and Governor Macquarie intersection. The Newbridge Road and Governor Macquarie intersection is already operating close to capacity. Therefore an upgrade to the local road network will be necessary.

 

The proposed link road off Brickmakers Drive will form a “T” intersection with Brickmakers Drive. In the short term the intersection will be an unsignalised channelised intersection with auxiliary left turn and right turn lanes. However, in the long term due to background traffic growth along Brickmakers Drive and traffic along the link road, from development including the Mirvac residential development and the Marina, traffic signals will be required at the intersection. The proponent has agreed to install traffic signals, subject to RMS approval, at no cost to Council. This matter and other necessary upgrades can be addressed through a Voluntary Planning Agreement as part of a future DA.

 

Flooding

The flood study submitted in support of the proposal concludes that the proposed amendment to the LLEP to allow the residential component in the marina development would comply with NSW government policy and Council’s LEP and DCP in terms of development of flood prone land. Regarding Ministerial Direction 15 (Section 117), the proposal is considered to comply in terms of the development of flood prone land because it would represent an inconsistency of minor significance in terms of flood planning and flood risk management which is allowable under the direction. Should the proposal be supported by Council, any further requirements in relation to this matter can be addressed post Gateway or at the DA stage.

 

Contamination

The proponent submitted a contamination report in support the development application for the Georges Cove Marina. The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued ‘General Terms of Approval’ (GTA) for this DA. The residential uses proposed on the subject property would not be inconsistent with the GTA issued by the EPA.

 

Social and economic

The proposal will facilitate the delivery of a mixed use development which has a number of social and economic benefits for the existing and future community. The proposal will provide dwellings in relative proximity to transport and promote ecologically sustainable development. It will promote enhanced neighbourhood safety and security through casual surveillance generated by the presence of a mix of uses including a permanent resident population in the site. The proposal will also reinforce patronage of local retail businesses and services through an increase in residental population and complementary recreation, tourism and community facilities, as well as providing shortterm economic benefits through construction expenditure and employment.

 

Conclusion

Restrictions under the current RE2 Private Recreation zoning do not enable an efficient use of the land that takes into consideration the current and desired future land uses within this area of Moorebank. The subject land is located on the foreshore of the Georges River and provides an opportunity to complement adjoining land uses, including the Georges Cove residential development (Mirvac) under an R3 zoning adjoining the site’s northern boundary, and the public and private recreation space which will occur under DA 781/2015 for a marina and associated infrastructure. The proposed Georges Cove Marina is to be developed as a holistic and integrated complex containing both public and private recreational facilities and housing. These uses are considered complementary and compatible.

 

For the purpose of achieving certainty of the desired outcome from the proposed amendment for the subject site, it is recommended that there be a minor modification to the proposal to restrict the type of residential uses to ‘dwellings’ and ‘residential flat buildings’ only.

 

This report concludes the planning proposal for 146 Newbridge Road, Moorebank, has sufficient merit to be supported by Council for the reasons outlined above. Should Council resolve to support the proposal, the proposed amendment will be modified as detailed above, prior to being submitted to the Department of Planning and Environment for Gateway determination. Subject to Gateway determination, and any subsequent public authority consultations and public exhibition, including any further modifications, the planning proposal will be reported back to Council.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Facilitate economic development.

Environmental and Sustainability

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


Social and Cultural

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


Civic Leadership and Governance

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Planning Proposal - 146 Newbridge Road, MoorebankView (Under separate cover)  


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Planning and Growth Report

 

DPG 05

Consolidated House and Ancillary Development

 

Strategic Direction

Leading Proactive Council

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

Key Policy

Information Technology Strategy

File Ref

224442.2016

Report By

Aden Gutman - Program Coordinator – eBusiness and Planning Reform

Approved By

Toni Averay - Director Planning & Growth

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report seeks Council’s endorsement for a consolidated dwelling house and class 10 development control (Part 8). The key objective of Part 8 is to provide a single house and ancillary development control (Class 1 and Class 10 structures), whilst maintaining the core principles and development standards in the current DCP.

There are currently 12 different parts in the Liverpool Development Control Plan dedicated to regulating housing, with only minor differences in each part. The key objective of Part 8 is to reduce complexity for low-risk residential development by standardising the existing controls into one DCP part. This will also help facilitate better online information, fact sheets and lodgement smart forms for residents and industry.

It is proposed that full compliance with Part 8 must be achieved to be eligible for assessment against the standardised controls. Developments that do not meet the requirements of Part 8 will be assessed against the existing parts of the DCP. This DCP amendment does not seek to repeal any existing DCP controls.

The proposed Part 8 will facilitate the following types of development:

·    Building a new house;

·    Renovating a new house (alterations and additions);

·    Building an ancillary structure (Class 10) to a house – i.e. a Carport, Shed, Pool, Awning, Garage or the like.

 

The proposed Part 8 does not facilitate:

·    Secondary dwellings;

·    Dual occupancies;

·    Dwellings greater than 2 storeys;

·    Dwellings on allotments less than 300m2 and greater than 1000m2.

 

Part 8 will require all development assessed under Part 8 to be lodged electronically via Council’s ePlanning Portal. Lodgement facilities will also the made available at Council’s Customer Service Centre for anyone without access to a computer or internet.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Endorses in-principle an amendment to the Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 as detailed in this report.

 

2.   Delegates to the Acting CEO the authority to publicly exhibit the DCP and finalise the DCP amendment.

 

REPORT

 

Background

Current DCP

The current Liverpool Development Control plan consists of 12 different parts that regulate dwelling house development with minor differences between each plan.

A review of the dwelling house controls has identified limited controls for class 10 structures (such as sheds, carports, awnings, pools and the like). Upon consultation with the Development Assessment unit, it was identified that planning officers are required to undertake a merit based assessment against the house controls due to the lack of class 10 controls. This provides uncertainty for both industry and community when lodging development applications for these types of uses.

The proposed Part 8 DCP proposes numerical controls for class 10 structures to provide better certainty and consistency for applicants wanting to build minor ancillary structures.

It was also identified that there are limited landscaping area requirements for large lots. A standard 25% landscaping area is required for all lots despite lot size. The proposed DCP Part 8 proposes an increase to 30% landscaping area for lots between 600m2 – 900m2. (Note, the DCP is limited to 900m2 allotments).

 

Trends and Assessment Timeframes

In the 2015/16 financial year, Class 1a and Class 10 structures accounted for 72% of all determined development applications with an average assessment timeframe of 79 days. Class 1a structures alone accounted for 60% of all development applications determined with an average assessment timeframe of 86 days. This means that small scale residential development applications are taking on average 37 days longer to decide than the statutory requirement of 42 days.

 

 

 

Approval Rates

In the 2015/16 financial year, 92% of all Class 1a and Class 10 development applications were approved, with 3% refused, and 1% rejected and 3% withdrawn. A file survey of refused Class 1a and 10 applications has identified that all applications were refused based on a lack of supporting information and not due to planning merit.

PROPOSAL

The core objective of the proposed Part 8 DCP is to minimise impacts on neighbouring properties, minimise environmental impact and to ensure a reasonable level of streetscape amenity that is consistent with existing housing tenure.

Controls relating to the internal configuration of dwellings or controls that are conditions of consent have not been brought across into the proposed DCP.

Controls relating to internal design of dwellings

The current DCP establishes controls relating to the internal layout of private dwellings. This includes controls such as:

·    Bathrooms, ensuites, laundries and walk in wardrobes should be located to the side or rear of the dwelling.

·    Each dwelling must provide a minimum storage area of 8m3. 

·    Locate active use rooms or habitable rooms with windows overlooking communal/public areas (e.g. playgrounds, gardens).

(Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 » Part 3.2 Dwelling Houses on Lots greater than 400sqm in the R2, R3 and R4 zones » 5 Cut and Fill, Building Design, Streetscape and Layout)


 

The proposed DCP Part 8 is silent on internal configuration of dwellings. This is consistent with the intent of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008. However the proposed DCP Part 8 provides controls relating to the size of windows in first floor habitable rooms to manage privacy expectations. All developments will also require compliance with the State Environmental Planning Policy (Building Sustainability Index: BASIX) 2004.

 

Conditionable Controls

The current DCP establishes controls that are currently conditions of consent, therefore regulating the same outcome twice. For example:

Frontage works and damage to Council infrastructure

·    Where a footpath, road shoulder or new or enlarged access driveway is required to be provided this shall be provided at no cost to Council.

·    Council must be notified of any works that may threaten Council assets. Council must give approval for any works involving Council infrastructure.

·    Where there are no existing street trees in front of the site and contributions have not been collected for street tree planting it may be a condition of consent that street trees be provided in the footpath area immediately in front of the site.

(Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 » Part 3.2 Dwelling Houses on Lots greater than 400sqm in the R2, R3 and R4 zones » 9 Site Services)

The proposed Part 8 DCP does not include controls that are already managed as conditions of consent as part of development approvals.

 

Electronic Lodgement

Electronic lodgement has many advantages for both the community and Council. Electronic lodgement allows for cross checking against existing Council’s property data, such as high risk flood areas or environmentally sensitive areas to reduce risk. Online smart forms also have the ability to guide applicants through a tailored lodgement process by dynamically displaying information relevant to the development proposal.

The proposed DCP will require all applications lodged under Part 8 to be made electronically via the Council’s ePlanning Portal. In the circumstance that a resident or applicant does not have access to a computer or internet, on-site facilitates will be made available to facilitate electronic lodgement.

 

 

 

1.   Figure 1 Example Online Smart Form to assist applicants

 

Eligibility

Development proposed under Part 8 will need to meet strict criteria in order to be assessed under the proposed Part 8. The following criteria are proposed:

·    Lot size will be capped to between 300sqm and 900sqm and cannot be a hatchet shaped lot. Hatchet lots and lots smaller than 300sqm and greater than 900sqm generally require a different set of planning controls.

·    The DCP will only be eligible for land within the R1, R2 and R3 zones under the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan (LEP) area.

·    Development cannot be located on land affected by high risk bushfire, flood, environmental protection, heritage, acid sulfate soil and ANEF as established by Part 8.1 of the proposed DCP.

·    Must comply with all the development standards of Part 8.

 

CONCLUSION

The purpose of the proposed DCP amendment is to establish a consolidated Dwelling and Ancillary Development Control Plan to help simplify the approval processes for residents, while also ensuring that risks relating to impacts on neighbours and surrounding community are appropriately managed.

 

Where possible, the proposed DCP Part 8 aims to maintain the core development standards within the current DCP relating to setbacks and building bulk. The proposed DCP will provide clearer standards for ancillary development such as pools, carports, garages, sheds and awnings.

The proposed Part 8 DCP will help facilitate and strengthen the online FastTrack assessment program by providing greater certainty for both applicants and assessment officers. A standardised dwelling control and ancillary development means that there will be clearer requirements, more consistent assessment, faster turnaround times and reduced complexity for low-risk development applications.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

Facilitate economic development.

Environmental and Sustainability

Support the delivery of a range of housing 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.

Promote affordable housing options.


Civic Leadership and Governance

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

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

Deliver services that are customer focused.

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         DRAFT - Part 8 Dwelling Houses & Class 10 structures on Lots greater than 300sqm but less than 900sqm in the R1, R2, R3 zones


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Minutes of Building Our New City Committee meeting held 3 August 2016

 

Strategic Direction

Vibrant Prosperous City

Position Liverpool as the destination of choice to attract business and investment in South Western Sydney

Key Policy

Economic Development Strategy

File Ref

179277.2016

Report By

Nicole Voorhout - Personal Assistant to the Director Economic Development

Approved By

Julie Scott - Acting Director Economic Development

 

 

executive summary

 

This report is tabled in order to present the Minutes of the Building Our New City Committee Meeting held on 3 August 2016.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Building our New City Committee Meeting held on 3 August 2016.

 

REPORT

 

The Minutes of the Building Our New City Committee meeting held on 3 August 2016 are attached for the information of Council.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

The activities of the Committee support Council’s efforts to further develop a commercial centre that accommodates a variety of employment opportunities.

Environmental and Sustainability

Environmental and sustainability considerations will be factored into urban design for key City Centre precincts.


Social and Cultural

Revitalisation of the City Centre will embrace a range of arts and space activation opportunities, with the “Sari Street” activation projects an example of such activity.


Civic Leadership and Governance

The Committee provides guidance for Council’s Building Our New City Projects.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         MINUTES Building Our New City Committee 3 August 2016 FINALView

2.         REPORT The Bearded Bakers - Wayfinding Eat Street PrecinctView

3.         PRESENTATION City Centre Update Building Our New City Committee 3 August 2016View

4.         PRESENTATION Public Projections Strategy Building Our New City Committee 3 August 2016View  


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CTTE 02

Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 20 July 2016

 

Strategic Direction

Accessible Connected City

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

Key Policy

Traffic and Transport Plan

File Ref

206027.2016

Report By

Charles Wiafe - Service Manager Traffic and Transport

Approved By

Toni Averay - Director Planning & Growth

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report is tabled in order to present the Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 20 July 2016.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and adopts the Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 20 July 2016.

 

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

 

 

REPORT

 

At its meeting on 20 July 2016, the Local Traffic Committee (LTC) considered seven agenda items and five technical discussion items.  Minutes of the meeting are attached.

 

The Minutes have identified a number of actions on items that Council staff are required to undertake.  The financial implication of each of the recommendations are noted at the end of this report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following is a summary of the Local Traffic Committee recommendations:

 

Item 1    Intersection of Pine Road and Cedar Road, Casula - Proposed Roundabout

1.    Council approves the proposed single lane mountable roundabout, (with its associated signs and line marking) at the Pine Road and Cedar Road intersection, Casula, as shown in Attachments 1.1-1.8 (of the LTC minutes).

2.    Council carries out appropriate community consultation prior to the installation of the roundabout.

3.    Council reviews the location of an existing bus stop close to the proposed roundabout.

 

Item 2    Intersection of Cartwright Avenue and Willan Drive (north), Cartwright - Proposed Roundabout

1.    Council approves the proposed single lane roundabout, (with its associated signs and line marking) at the Cartwright Avenue and Willan Drive intersection, Cartwright, as shown in Attachments 2.1-2.2 (of the LTC minutes).

2.    Council completes detailed design and submits to the LTC for its support prior to installation. 

3.    Council carries out appropriate community consultation prior to the installation of the roundabout.

 

 Item 3   Intersection of Flowerdale Road and Memorial Avenue, Liverpool – Proposed Traffic Light Signals

1.    Council approves in principle the proposed traffic signals at the Flowerdale Road and Memorial Avenue intersection (with its associated signs and line marking) as shown in Attachments 3.1-3.2 (of the LTC minutes).

2.    Council completes detailed design and seeks RMS approval of the traffic signal phasing and submits the signs and line marking to the LTC for its support.

3.    The local bus operators provide details of bus stops they wish to remove to the Traffic and Transport team, for consideration at the next LTC meeting.

4.    Council carries out appropriate community consultation prior to the installation of the traffic signals.

 

Item 4    Lurnea High School – Request to Remove Pedestrian Refuge

1.    Council approves modification of the existing pedestrian refuge, including footpath paving, and installation of a pram ramp and a pedestrian fence, in accordance with RMS Guidelines, as shown in Attachment 4.1 (of the LTC minutes).

2.    Council carries out appropriate community consultation.

3.    Council requests that the High School install a paved footpath within the school grounds to the front gate.

 

Item 5    Carnes Hill Community and Recreation Precinct – Pedestrian and Traffic Event Management Plan

1.    Council classifies medium and large events at the Carnes Hill Community and Recreation Precinct, as Class 3 and Class 2 Special Events respectively, with all associated conditions.

2.    Council liaises with the owners of the Carnes Hill Market Place to prohibit right turn movements from Kurrajong Road into the Shopping Centre for the opening event. (Note: this was actioned for the opening held on 30 July 2016).

3.    Council submit a revised Traffic Management Plan to the RMS for their approval.

 

Item 6    Regentville Drive, Elizabeth Hills – Traffic Conditions

1.    Council approves the installation of speed thresholds on Regentville Drive, Elizabeth Hills at the following locations, subject to community consultation:

·     Between House Nos. 71/73

·      Between House Nos. 33/35.

2.    Council approves the installation of centre lines and edge lines 3.2m from the centre on both sides of Regentville Drive.   

3.    All stakeholders be advised accordingly of Council’s resolution.

 

Item 7    Airfield Drive, Len Waters Estate, Line Marking and Signposting

1.    Council approves regulatory sign and line marking in Airfield Drive, Len Waters Estate as shown in Attachment 7.1-7.2 (of the LTC minutes).

2.    Council requests the developer to install 500mm central median if the southern driveway is to be used regularly.

                  

In addition to the above Agenda items, the Committee also discussed the following five Technical Discussion and eleven General Business items:

 

Technical Discussion Items

Item TD1    Reconfiguration of Terminus Street/Scott Street Intersection, Liverpool

Item TD2    Ramsay Road, Rossmore – Heavy Vehicle movements

Item TD3    Intersection of Campbell Street and Castlereagh Street, Liverpool – Traffic Conditions

Item TD4    Flinders Crescent, Hinchinbrook – Speeding

Item TD5    Ash Road, Prestons – Parking Restrictions.

 

General Business Items

G1              Clarence Drive, Elizabeth Hills / M7 – Request for a noise barrier wall

G2              Thomas Hassall Anglican College, Middleton Grange – Closure of bus loop on Kingsford Smith Avenue

G3              Horningsea Park Drive, Horningsea Park – Removal of a bus stop

G4              Church Road, Moorebank – Truck parking

G5              Marshall Avenue, Moorebank – Traffic queues

G6              Meehan Avenue, Hammondville – Traffic queues

G7              Greenway Drive, Carnes Hill – Relocation of an existing bus stop

G8              Liverpool Interchange – Right turn from Moore Street into Bigge Street

G9              Whitford Road – Bus stop removed

G10            Frigate Bird Avenue – Bus Stop

G11            Old Kurrajong Road / Kurrajong Road – Conflicting sign to be removed.

 

Details of the discussions and the Committee’s comments are provided in the minutes.

 

Budget Impact of Matters Arising from Minutes

 

Item

Description

Funding Arrangements

1

Intersection of Pine Road and Cedar Road, Casula - Proposed Roundabout 

Federal Blackspot Grant

2

Intersection of Cartwright Avenue and Willan Drive (north), Cartwright -  Proposed Roundabout

Federal Blackspot Grant

3

Intersection of Flowerdale Road and Memorial Avenue, Liverpool – Proposed Traffic Light Signals

Federal Blackspot Grant

4

Lurnea High School – Request to Remove Pedestrian Refuge

Council’s Minor Traffic Facility Program

5

Carnes Hill Community and Recreation Precinct – Pedestrian and Traffic Event Management Plan

Council’s Minor Traffic Facility Program

6

Regentville Drive, Elizabeth Hills – Traffic Conditions

Council Minor Traffic Facility Program

7

Airfield Drive, Len Waters Estate, Line Marking and Signposting

Developer

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

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

Environmental and Sustainability

Promote an integrated and user friendly public transport service.

Support the delivery of a range of transport options.


Social and Cultural

Improved traffic and pedestrian safety.


Civic Leadership and Governance

The recommendation provides opportunity to advocate for the local community.

The recommendations are required in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Minutes of Local Traffic Committee Meeting - 20 July 2016View (Under separate cover)  


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Minutes of Economic Development and Events Committee meeting held 3 August 2016

 

Strategic Direction

Vibrant Prosperous City

Position Liverpool as the destination of choice to attract business and investment in South Western Sydney

Key Policy

Economic Development Strategy

File Ref

210815.2016

Report By

Tracey Lee - Economic Development Assistant

Approved By

Julie Scott - Acting Director Economic Development

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report is tabled in order to present the Minutes of the Economic Development and Events Committee meeting held on 3 August 2016.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Economic Development and Events Committee Meeting held on 3 August 2016.

 

 

REPORT

 

1.       The Minutes of the Economic Development and Events Committee meeting held on 3 August 2016 are attached for the information of Council.

 

2.       There are no actions arising from the report that will have financial implications for Council.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic and Financial

The activities of the Committee support Council’s efforts to facilitate economic development.

Environmental and Sustainability

Environmental and sustainability considerations will be factored into economic development activities.


Social and Cultural

Economic development will boost demand for cultural and arts activities.


Civic Leadership and Governance

The Committee provides guidance for Council’s economic development projects and initiatives.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         MINUTES Economic Development and Events Committee 3 August 2016 FINALView

2.         PRESENTATION - Economic Development Strategy Update Jan - July 2016View

3.         PRESENTATION - Knight Frank Industrial LandsView

4.         PRESENTATION - Western Sydney Airport UpdateView

5.         UPDATE External event applications - August 2016View  


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Minutes of Economic Development and Events Committee meeting held 3 August 2016

Attachment 4

PRESENTATION - Western Sydney Airport Update

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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CTTE 03

Minutes of Economic Development and Events Committee meeting held 3 August 2016

Attachment 5

UPDATE External event applications - August 2016

 


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Ordinary Meeting 31 August 2016

Committee Reports

 

CTTE 04

Minutes of Aboriginal Consultative Committee meeting held on 4 August 2016

 

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

212520.2016

Report By

Norma Burrows - Community Development Worker (ATSI)

Approved By

Eddie Jackson - Acting Director Community & Culture

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report is tabled in order to present the Minutes of the Aboriginal Consultative Committee Meeting held on 4 August 2016.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and adopts the Minutes of the Aboriginal Consultative Committee Meeting held on 4 August 2016.