MINUTES OF THE Ordinary Meeting

HELD ON 25 July 2018

 

 

PRESENT:

Mayor Wendy Waller

Councillor Ayyad

Councillor Balloot

Councillor Hadchiti

Councillor Hadid

Councillor Hagarty

Councillor Harle

Councillor Kaliyanda

Councillor Karnib

Councillor Rhodes

Councillor Shelton

Ms Kiersten Fishburn, Chief Executive Officer

Mr Tim Moore, Director City Economy and Growth / Deputy CEO

Mr Chris White, Director City Corporate

Ms Tina Sangiuliano, Acting Director City Community and Culture

Dr Eddie Jackson, Director City Deal

Ms Margaret Diebert, Acting Director City Presentation

Mr Madhu Pudasaini, Acting Director City Infrastructure and Environment

 

 

The meeting commenced at 6.00pm.

 

 

OPENING                                                  6.00pm

Prayer and National Anthem

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF COUNTRY,          The prayer of the Council was read by Pastor  

PRAYER OF COUNCIL AND                 John Keane from West Hoxton Community Church.

AFFIRMATION TO BE READ BY                   

 

NATIONAL ANTHEM                             The National Anthem performed and recorded by Rebekah Ferro was played at the meeting.

 

APOLOGIES                                            Nil              

 

 

CONDOLENCES - Casey Conway        

Casey Conway (read by Mayor Waller)

 

Casey Conway was born on 12 December 1935 and passed away on 24 June 2018.

 

Casey lived in Heckenberg with his wife Judith and was admired for his compassion and hard work ethic as a tradesman. He was also former Mayor and Alderman of Liverpool City Council.

 

He dedicated at least 14 years to Council, serving as Mayor in 1984-1986 and 1987-88. During his leadership, Casey made many contributions to Liverpool, including the transition from tin bins to wheely bins. He also cared deeply for meals on wheels, and officially opened its current premises on Memorial Avenue in 1988.

 

Casey continued to contribute to Liverpool after his term at Council by remaining actively engaged with our community and its representatives.

 

On behalf of all at Liverpool City Council, I humbly express my deepest condolences to Casey’s family and friends at this difficult time. I am sure that Casey’s community spirit will live on in all those whom had the pleasure of knowing him.

 

May he rest in peace.

 

Motion:                         Moved: Mayor Waller          Seconded: Clr Ayyad

 

That Council writes to the family of Mr Casey Conway expressing our condolences for their loss.

 

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

 

One minutes silence was then observed for the passing of Mr Conway.


 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

Motion:                         Moved: Clr Hadid                  Seconded: Clr Ayyad

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 27 June 2018 be confirmed as a true record of that meeting.

         

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

Declarations of Interest                            

Nil

 

Clr Hadchiti arrived at the meeting at 6.13pm.

 

Public Forum

Presentation – items not on agenda    

Nil.

Representation – items on agenda

 

Agenda Item:     INF 01 Speaking 4 the Planet (S4P) Event.

 

Speaking 4 the Planet (S4P) is a public speaking, drama and visual art competition which recognises and celebrates World Environment Day.  S4P invites local high school students to participate by preparing speeches and performances relating to the World Environment Day theme, which this year was “Beat Plastic Pollution”

 

The winners of the prepared and impromptu speech were invited to this Council meeting and delivered their winning speeches.

 

1.    Prepared Speech Winner – Mr Samar Abdel Aziz from Unity Grammar College.

2.    Impromptu Speech Winner – Mr Jamal Merhb from Unity Grammar College.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Mayoral Report

ITEM NO:       MAYOR 01

FILE NO:        199230.2018

SUBJECT:     Resilient Sydney

 

Resilient Sydney is a strategy that brings together organisations and individuals that are critical to the resilience of Sydney and its diverse communities. It offers a new way to address the chronic stresses and acute shocks that we are likely to experience in our lifetime as city residents and supports our city to build resilience to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are faced by the 21st century. I attended the launch of the Strategy this Tuesday with many other metropolitan Mayors.

 

To support Councils in coping with the increasing complexity and uncertainty that is being experienced globally, Resilient Sydney was developed – headed by the City of Sydney in partnership with councils across metropolitan Sydney. The Strategy offers a rare opportunity to tackle these challenges in new collaborative ways, bringing together more than 100 organisations, including The Red Cross, Greater Sydney Commission and NSW Health Districts.

 

The Strategy focuses on five key directions that are aimed at addressing the areas which make Sydney vulnerable including; growing inequity across the city, adapting to the effects of extreme heat and community preparedness for emergencies.

 

It includes tangible outcomes and solutions such as the ‘Turn Down the Heat’, cool suburbs initiative and encouraging people to download the Red Cross’ ‘Get Prepared’ app. The app helps our community identify support people during a disaster, create a to-do list that will help to keep loved ones safe, and develop an action plan to protect assets that matter most. Considering our recent bushfires, this is an excellent resource for us to promote.

 

The City of Sydney is now calling on other metropolitan councils to consider the actions in the Resilient Sydney Strategy. I believe that there are many actions that complement our council’s existing policies and projects and are consistent with our Community Strategic Plan. I am requesting a report be brought to council on the Resilient Sydney Strategy that considers what actions we could adopt that are cost neutral to council.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receive a report at the September meeting of council regarding the Resilient Sydney Strategy; and

 

2.    Promote the ‘Get Prepared’ app in the local media, and through its social network pages and newsletter.

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Waller

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

City Economy and Growth Report

 

ITEM NO:       EGROW 01

FILE NO:        161468.2018

SUBJECT:     Draft Liverpool Local Environmental Plan (Amendment 72) - Centre-based child care facilities as Additional Permitted Use at 525 Cowpasture Road, Len Waters Estate

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Note the Gateway determination for draft Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (Amendment 72) and the results of public exhibition and community consultation; and

 

2.       Forward Amendment 72 to the Parliamentary Counsel’s Office and the Department of Planning and Environment for finalisation.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       EGROW 02

FILE NO:        161879.2018

SUBJECT:     Street naming

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.         Supports the street names noted in this report; and

 

2.         Delegates to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to begin the process of gazettal.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       EGROW 03

FILE NO:        168238.2018

SUBJECT:     Draft Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (Amendment 70) - rezoning land from RE1 Public Recreation to B2 Local Centre, at Carnes Hill Marketplace

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Note the Gateway determination for draft Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (Amendment 70) and the results of public exhibition and community consultation; and

 

2.    Forward Amendment 70 to the Parliamentary Counsel’s Office and the Department of Planning and Environment for finalisation.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That:

 

1.    The matter be brought to a future Councillor Briefing Session.

 

2.    Council defer the item until a Voluntary Planning Agreement accompanies the planning proposal.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

 

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       EGROW 04

FILE NO:        180623.2018

SUBJECT:     Draft City Activation Strategy

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Endorse the Draft City Activation Strategy for public exhibition; and

 

2.       Receive a report in September detailing any submissions received and for the adoption of the City Activation Strategy, or if no submissions are received, delegate to the CEO to adopt the strategy.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Kaliyanda          Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That Council:

 

1.         Endorse the Draft City Activation Strategy for public exhibition;

 

2.         Extend the exhibition period to 60 days to also allow for a Councillors workshop to be held.

 

3.         Receive a report following the public submission period detailing any submissions received and for the adoption of the City Activation Strategy, or if no submissions are received, delegate to the CEO to adopt the strategy.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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ITEM NO:       EGROW 05

FILE NO:        185485.2018

SUBJECT:     Voluntary Planning Agreement in conjunction with DA-681/2017/A at 55 Yarrunga Road Prestons

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Endorse the attached VPA for a monetary contribution towards the upgrade of the Bernera Road/Yarrunga Road/Yato Road intersection and directs the CEO to publicly exhibit the VPA and accompanying explanatory note for a period of 28 days;

 

2.   Delegate authority to the CEO, subject to consideration of any changes following public exhibition, to execute the planning agreement in the form that is publicly exhibited or with minor alterations;

 

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

 

4.   Note that this delegation is within the powers that can be delegated under Section 377 of the Local Government Act 1993;

 

5.   Note that any planning agreement will be subject to approval of development application DA-681/2017/A;

 

6.   Note that in accepting the proposed offer to enter into a planning agreement, Council retains full discretion to determine development application DA-681/2017/A on its merits in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979; and 

 

7.   Endorse the proposed approach of collection of funding for the upgrade of the intersection of Bernera Rd/Yarrunga/Yarrunga Rd through the negotiation of VPA’s with developers of significant development sites in proximity to this intersection.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 


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Chief Executive Officer Report

 

ITEM NO:       CEO 01

FILE NO:        179493.2018

SUBJECT:     Local Government NSW Conference 2018

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Determine its voting delegates for the conference; and

 

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Kaliyanda          Seconded: Clr Ayyad

 

That Council:

 

1.    Nominate those delegates attending the conference to be voting delegates;

 

2.    Endorse the key issues (as outlined in the report, relating to “Problem Gambling”, “Train Services” and “Exemption from IHAP Changes”) to be submitted for consideration at the Local Government NSW Annual Conference; and

 

3.    An additional motion be put forth to the LGNSW Conference as below:

 

Background

 

Sydney waterways and in particular the Georges River have historically been a vital way to connect Liverpool to Botany Bay and Sydney’s Southern Suburbs.

 

As our road systems become more and more congested it is time to reinitiate our River Highways linking Liverpool and the southern suburbs of Sydney as well as an alternate route to Sydney Airport.

 

A hovercraft ferry service could enhance the NRMA’s vision for the expansion of Ferry services servicing Sydney, the West and South West Sydney growth areas.

 

It is estimated that 250,000 jobs will be created in the Western Sydney Area over the next 20 to 40 years, with the potential for more than 100,000 of these new jobs available by 2031.

 

 

 

The population of Greater Sydney is expected to grow from 5m (2016) – 6.2m by 2031.

It is essential that we explore new ways of addressing congestion and find alternatives to the growing cost of transport that’s affecting families in Western Sydney.

 

Fast Ferries could offer a faster, more efficient, more enjoyable and more effective alternative for commuters and have less impact on the environment.

 

Fast Ferries are a reliable service that record 97% customer satisfaction levels which is higher than buses, trains and lightrail and will not require the expensive infrastructure cost to implement. 

 

Motion

 

That:

 

1.    LGNSW advocate on Council’s behalf for State and Federal government support for the development of river highways across the Sydney South West.

 

2.    Georges River be considered with the NRMA’s Blue Highways Report as a viable way of getting people from Western Sydney to where they need to be.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       CEO 02

FILE NO:        182322.2018

SUBJECT:     Media Policy

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council adopt the Media Policy.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That Council adopt the Media Policy with the following changes:

 

Clause 4.4.1g) be amended so that it reads:

 

“Contains allegations of suspected breaches of this code or information about the consideration of a matter under this code or any other code pertaining to Conduct.”

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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City Community and Culture Report

 

ITEM NO:       COM 01

FILE NO:        157931.2018

SUBJECT:     Grants, Donations and Corporate Sponsorship

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council endorses the funding recommendation of $10,000 (GST exclusive) under the Corporate Sponsorship (Outgoing) Program for the following project:

 

Applicant

Project

Recommended

Southern Districts Soccer Football Association Inc.

Liverpool Knockout Competition

$10,000

 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Ayyad

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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ITEM NO:       COM 02

FILE NO:        126383.2018

SUBJECT:     Mandaean Community in Liverpool - Baptismal area on the banks of the Georges River

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council write to the Mandaean community to advise of the unsuitability of the water in the Georges River for baptisms and explain the risks of accessing the water for this use.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Ayyad                 Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That Council:

 

1.    Develop a strategy, in consultation with the Georges River Combined Councils Committee on how to improve the water quality of the Georges River and report back to Council in 3 months;

 

2.    Continue the water testing in the Georges River and email the reports to Councillors as they become available;

 

3.    Investigate the feasibility of a public bio pool with the Mandaean Community, including the suitability for the religious requirements of the Mandaean Community; and

 

4.    Reiterate support to the Mandaean community as outlined in the original Mayoral minute brought to Council.

 

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

 

Clr Shelton requested that he be recorded as voting against the motion.

 

 

 

 

 


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Clr Ayyad left the Chambers at 6.56pm.

 

Clr Ayyad returned to the Chambers at 6.57pm.

 

ITEM NO:       COM 03

FILE NO:        154589.2018

SUBJECT:     Expansion of Live Life Get Active Camps in Liverpool

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Continue funding the Live Life Get Active Camp in Bigge Park at a cost of $20,000 per annum + GST. Funds are available in the 2018/2019 budget; and

 

2.    Support the initiation of additional camps and expansion of the camps to other locations in the Liverpool LGA, to be funded by external agencies.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Ayyad

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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ITEM NO:       COM 04

FILE NO:        178767.2018

SUBJECT:     Post Exhibition Report - Draft Social Justice Policy

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council adopt the Draft Social Justice Policy.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Hagarty

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED

 

Motion:                                  Moved:                         Seconded:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

City Corporate Report

 

ITEM NO:       CORP 01

FILE NO:        179028.2018

SUBJECT:     Investment Report June 2018

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes this report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Kaliyanda

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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City  Infrastructure and Environment Report

 

ITEM NO:       INF 01

FILE NO:        173595.2018

SUBJECT:     Speaking 4 the Planet (S4P) Event

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Kaliyanda          Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That:

 

1.    Council write to each winner and congratulates them on their success and provide the winning students with a certificate; and

 

2.    A Council representative attend a school assembly to present the certificate.

 

3.    Council commend staff for their involvement in the program.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Committee Reports

 

ITEM NO:       CTTE 01

FILE NO:        160809.2018

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Aboriginal Consultative Committee Meeting held on 3 May 2018

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Aboriginal Consultative Committee Meeting held on Thursday 3 May 2018.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Hagarty

 

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:        178053.2018

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Liverpool Access Committee meeting held on 14 June 2018

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes the Minutes of the Liverpool Access Committee meeting held on 14 June 2018; and

 

2.    Endorse a trial changing the frequency of the Committee meeting from quarterly to bi-monthly.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Hagarty

 

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:        178744.2018

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Liverpool Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee Meeting held on 7 June 2018

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Committee Meeting held on 7 June 2018.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Hagarty

 

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:        180374.2018

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Meetings held in March, April, May and June 2018

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Meetings held on 13 March, 10 April, 8 May and 12 June 2018.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Hagarty

 

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:        183995.2018

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Liverpool Sports Committee meeting held on 31 May 2018

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Liverpool Sports Committee Meeting held on 31 May 2018.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Hagarty

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PRESENTATIONS

 

Clr Rhodes made a presentation to Council on the activities and events of Toda Students currently visiting Liverpool and thanked staff for their work on the Toda visit.

 

 

 

 


 

Notices of Motion

 

ITEM NO:       NOM 01

FILE NO:        192594.2018

SUBJECT:     The Fix NSW Transport Coalition's Lantern Walk

 

On August 11 more than 30 community groups from across Sydney will come together to hold a walk under the banner 'FIX NSW Transport coalition'. The coalition was formed in opposition to the amount of taxpayers funds being dedicated to toll roads and not enough invested in public transport.

Liverpool is no stranger to these issues.

 

The State and Federal Governments are intending to build the M12 as the primary motorway to service Western Sydney Airport. The proposed route of the M12 sees it start from the M7 in the east. This means the only way onto the M12 for west bound motorists is via an existing toll road.

 

There is no confirmation as to whether the M12 will also be a toll road. However, it's been decades since a toll-less motorway was constructed in Sydney.

 

The State Government has also confirmed they intend to extend M5 toll once it is paid off in 2026, potentially for another 40 years to 2066.

 

This Council has previously debated the new train timetable, the need for an express service from Liverpool to the City and has lobbied for the extension of the Bankstown Metro to Liverpool.

 

The LGA is beset with many traffic issues, most notably around the CBD: with major arterials Hume Highway, Cumberland Highway, Newbridge Road, Heathcote Road, Hoxton Park Road etc.

 

This is a worthy cause in line with previous Council resolutions.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION (Submitted by Clr Hagarty)

 

That Council:

1.   Write to the Fix NSW Transport Coalition expressing support for their cause; and

2.   Write to the State Government to ask if the M12 will be toll road and if so:

·      How much will the toll cost when the road opens?

·      How long will the toll be in place?

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

Amendment:                         Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council:

 

1.    Write to the State government to request information on the M12, including the points below:

·         Will it be a toll road? If so;

·         How much will the toll cost when the road opens?

·         How long will the toll be in place?

 

2.    Lobby the State Government for people living in Western Sydney as they should not be subject to the toll;

 

3.    Request support for the extension of the Bankstown Metro to Liverpool;

 

4.    Request upgrade to the Hume Highway, Newbridge Road, Heathcote Road, Hoxton Park Road;

 

5.    Write to the State government to congratulate them on their record spend on roads and public transport in Western Sydney.  

 

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

 

On being put to the meeting the motion (moved by Clr Rhodes) was declared CARRIED. The motion moved by Clr Hagarty therefore lapsed and was not voted on.

 

Division called:

 

Vote for:                                Clr Ayyad

                                               Clr Balloot

                                               Clr Hadchiti

                                               Clr Hadid

                                               Clr Harle

                                               Clr Rhodes

 

Vote against:                        Mayor Waller

                                               Clr Hagarty

                                               Clr Kaliyanda

                                               Clr Karnib

                                                Clr Shelton

 


 

ITEM NO:       NOM 02

FILE NO:        192644.2018

SUBJECT:     Liverpool's Time is Now

 

With the new airport and billions of dollars of infrastructure, new universities, and new government departments being built, Liverpool is experiencing a golden age like no other.

 

It is vital that the whole community of Liverpool benefits from this. Whether you live in Miller or Middleton Grange, Cartwright or Carnes Hill, every resident and child should directly benefit from all that is happening.

 

We should not have to wait anymore.

 

One of the ways to transform an area for the better is to connect it to jobs. On that note, Council needs to re-consider its position in relation to a Metro from Liverpool to Badgerys Creek.

 

We need to lobby to have the South West Metro extended from Bankstown to Liverpool with the following stops:

 

­   Miller

­   Middleton Grange or Carnes Hill

­   Austral/West Hoxton

­   Rossmore

­   Badgerys Creek

A train station in Miller will transform the area for the better of our residents who live there. Miller has been forgotten and this has to stop now. We should all be working together to ensure we improve the quality of life of all our residents, not just ratepayers. Just because someone lives in housing commission and doesn’t pay rates doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be working for them.

 

To think that Parramatta and Penrith will be connected to the airport before us is not reflective of the role that Liverpool has and will play in the future.

Do not delete

NOTICE OF MOTION (submitted by Clr Balloot)

 

That Council:

 

1.   Immediately commence planning for the above mentioned metro route and develop plans accordingly;

 

2.   Lobby all sides of politics on this issue with the goal of them making it a priority;

 

 

3.   Write to all MP’s (Federal and State) asking for their support and provide a report back to Council in 2 months with their positions;

 

4.   Write to Canterbury Bankstown Council seeking their support for the campaign and ask them to join us;

 

5.   Commission a report into the economic and social benefits of doing so; and

 

6.   Allocate the necessary funds required to do so.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Balloot               Seconded: Clr Ayyad

 

That Council:

 

1.    Write to Premier and Minister for Transport requesting the NSW State Government to:

    1. amend the Future Transport strategy to include a scoping study for a metro from Liverpool to the Airport with the route to go through 2168.
    2. dedicate more resources to natural gas powered bus services, including the T Way, and for more services and more routes, with a particular focus on new release areas.

 

2.    Lobby all sides of politics on this issue with the goal of them making it a priority;

 

3.    Write to all MP’s (Federal and State) asking for their support and provide a report back to Council in 2 months with their positions;

 

4.    Write to Canterbury Bankstown Council and Fairfield Council seeking their support for the campaign and ask them to join us;

 

5.    Commission a report into the economic and social benefits of doing so; and

 

6.    Allocate the necessary funds required to do so.

 

Foreshadowed motion:       Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Kaliyanda

 

That Council:

 

  1. Write to Premier and Minister for Transport requesting the NSW State Government to:
    1. amend the Future Transport strategy to include a scoping study for a metro from Liverpool to the Airport with the route to go through 2168.
    2. dedicate more resources to natural gas powered bus services, including the T Way, and for more services and more routes, with a particular focus on new release areas.

 

  1. Lobby all sides of politics on this issue with the goal of them making it a priority;

 

  1. Write to all neighbouring Councils seeking their support for better transport options;

 

  1. Write to all MP’s (Federal and State) asking for their support and provide a report back to Council in 2 months with their positions.

 

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

 

Division called:

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Waller

                                               Clr Ayyad  

                                               Clr Balloot

                                               Clr Hadchiti

                                               Clr Hadid

                                               Clr Hagarty

                                               Clr Harle

                                               Clr Kaliyanda

                                               Clr Rhodes

 

Vote against:                        Clr Karnib

                                                Clr Shelton

 

 

 

 

 

 


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ITEM NO:       NOM 03

FILE NO:        192668.2018

SUBJECT:     Koala Habitat and Wildlife Protection in Support of the Georges River Koala Network

 

The Georges River Koala Network has since been established after Liverpool Council moved at the May Council meeting 2018 to unanimously support collaboration to find an integrated Koala Conservation Plan for South West Sydney local koala colony. The Georges River Koala Network urges Council support in seeking dialogue with the Holsworthy Army Training Base in establishing a sustainable Koala Management Plan. The Georges River Koala Network has been formed with the assistance of The Georges River Environment Alliance, National Parks Association NSW and Macarthur Branch and concerned community members including John Anderson from Liverpool.

 

The presence of a healthy koala colony in the Holsworthy Military Training Area has been known and recorded for decades through several scientific studies in the area.

 

The recent bushfire earlier this year and subsequent reports of koala rescue as koalas fled from the fire path, together with additional reports of koalas travelling along the Georges River corridor from Campbelltown to Wattle Grove, and the observance of recent road kill on Heathcote Road around Sandy Point all underpin the significance of the land contained in or very near to the Military Training Camp that is being increasingly utilised by this unique and precious colony.

 

The Army have occupied and used the area known as the Holsworthy Army Training Land since 1913, in a compatible and sustainable manner with wildlife.

 

However increased development of koala habitat, has encouraged more koalas to access the Georges River corridor and the Military Training Area than ever before making urgent the need for the implementation of a Koala Management Plan along these known koala routes and areas.

 

Koalas do not recognise LGA borders, nor the border of the Military Training Area which is the reason why the only way possible to preserve and protect the colony is by a collaborative approach with an agreed management plan and strategy.

 

The koala is arguably the most significant identifying icon that represents Australia. They are loved throughout the world. They have been used on numerous occasions as mascots to world sports and other such events. Their survival is now under threat or Australia risks losing them forever.

 

I now urge Liverpool Council to substantiate their commitment to participate with our neighbouring LGAs and write to the Minister of Defence to request the Holsworthy Training Camp engage in effective dialogue between themselves, the collaborative Local Government Areas through the Georges River Koala Network and the community so that together we may find and deliver a sustainable integrated Koala Management Plan and save our koalas.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION (Submitted by Clr Rhodes)

 

That Council write to Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Defence to confirm Liverpool Council’s collaborative support for the Georges River Koala Network in recognising the presence of the last disease-free colony of koalas in Australia, their presence in the Holsworthy Military Training Area and the need for a dialogue to commence with the Community, Army and Georges River Koala Network to initiate actions to ensure the preservation of this koala colony.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Confidential Items

 

ITEM NO:       CONF 01

FILE NO:        179664.2018

SUBJECT:     Funding Initiative – Lurnea Community Hub (Phillips Park, Lurnea)

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Approves and adopts the proposed strategy to access loan facilities offered by the NSW Treasury Corporation to fund the works for Lurnea Community Hub at Phillips Park;

 

2.   Delegate’s authority to the CEO and Council’s nominated Power of Attorney holder to execute any required documentation to give effect to this resolution; and

 

3.   Direct the Common Seal of Council to be applied to any document required to be executed to give effect to this resolution, as and if required by the NSW Treasury Corporation.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That Council defer the item and a Councillors Briefing Session be held to discuss the matter further.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

THE MEETING CLOSED AT 8.15pm.

 

 

<Signature>

Name: Wendy Waller

Title:     Mayor

Date:     29 August 2018

I have authorised a stamp bearing my signature to be affixed to the pages of the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on  25 July 2018. I confirm that Council has adopted these Minutes as a true and accurate record of the meeting.