COUNCIL AGENDA

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

26 September 2018

 

FRANCIS GREENWAY CENTRE

170 GEORGE STREET LIVERPOOL


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You are hereby notified that an Ordinary Council Meeting of Liverpool City Council will be held at the Francis Greenway Centre, 170 George Street, Liverpool on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 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 8711 7584.

 

 

 

 


Kiersten Fishburn

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

 

 


 

 

 


Order of Business

 

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Opening

Acknowledgment of Country and Prayer

National Anthem

Apologies 

Condolences

Confirmation of Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting held on 29 August 2018................................................................. 8

Declarations of Interest

Public Forum

Mayoral Report

NIL

Notices of Motion Of Rescission

NIL

Development Application Determination Report

NIL

City Economy and Growth Report

EGROW 01    Liverpool Heritage Strategy 2019-2023.......................................................... 59......... 1

EGROW 02    Update on positioning Liverpool as an Innovation City................................... 64......... 2

EGROW 03    Draft Tourism & CBD Committee Charter..................................................... 69......... 3

Chief Executive Officer Report

CEO 01          Election of Deputy Mayor............................................................................... 82......... 4

CEO 02          Appointment of Councillors to Committees and Affiliated Bodies.................. 85......... 5

CEO 03          Resilient Sydney............................................................................................. 95......... 6

City Community and Culture Report

COM 01          Grants, Donations and Corporate Sponsorship............................................ 107......... 7

City Corporate Report

CORP 01        Investment Report August 2018................................................................... 118......... 8

CORP 02        Appointment of Power of Attorney............................................................... 127......... 9

CORP 03        Heritage Property Assets Strategy............................................................... 130....... 10

City Presentation Report

NIL

City  Infrastructure and Environment Report

NIL

Committee Reports

CTTE 01         Minutes of the Strategic Panel held on 13 August 2018............................... 136....... 11

CTTE 02         Minutes of the Civic Advisory Committee Meeting held 31 August 2018 ... 143....... 12

CTTE 03         Tourism & Events Committee Meeting of 9 August 2018............................ 157....... 13

CTTE 04         Minutes of the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Meeting held on 24 August 2018.............................................................................................................. 165....... 14

Questions with Notice

QWN 01         Question with Notice - Clr Harle................................................................... 180....... 15

QWN 02         Question with Notice - Clr Shelton................................................................ 182....... 16

QWN 03         Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty............................................................... 186....... 17

QWN 04         Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty............................................................... 187....... 18

QWN 05         Question with Notice - Clr Rhodes............................................................... 188....... 19  

Presentations by Councillors

Notices of Motion

NOM 01          Shopping Trolleys......................................................................................... 189....... 20

NOM 02          Solar Tree Lighting........................................................................................ 192....... 21

NOM 03          Apex Park .................................................................................................... 195....... 22

NOM 04          Housing......................................................................................................... 198....... 23  

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   WT2710 Streetscape Weed Control

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

CONF 02   Order of Liverpool Awards                                                                               

Reason:     Item CONF 02 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 03   Contract Extension - Senior Design Project Manager

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   Acquisition of part of Lot 36 DP1197095, being Lot 23 DP1228502, Corner of Bernera Road and Poziers Road, Edmondson Park for road purposes

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

CONF 05   Acquisition of part of Lot 37 DP1197095, being Lot 25 DP1228502, Corner of Bernera Road and Poziers Road, Edmondson Park for road purposes

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

CONF 06   Aquisition of Part Lot 1130 DP 2475 at 230 Fifth Avenue, Austral for drainage purposes

Reason:     Item CONF 06 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(c) of the Local Government Act because it contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

CONF 07   City Deal Planning Partnership

Reason:     Item CONF 07 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 08   Report Pursuant to Cl.240(2) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005

Reason:     Item CONF 08 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(g) of the Local Government Act because it contains advice concerning litigation, or advice that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege.  

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MINUTES OF THE Ordinary Meeting

HELD ON 29 August 2018

 

 

PRESENT:

Deputy Mayor Ayyad

Councillor Balloot

Councillor Hadchiti

Councillor Hadid

Councillor Hagarty

Councillor Harle (arrived at 6.15pm)

Councillor Kaliyanda

Councillor Rhodes

Councillor Shelton

Ms Kiersten Fishburn, Chief Executive Officer

Mr David Smith, Acting Director City Economy and Growth

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 Raj Autar, Director City Infrastructure and Environment

 

 

The meeting commenced at 6.03pm.

 

 

OPENING                                                 6.03pm

 

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

PRAYER OF COUNCIL AND                 Georgakis, Manager Council & Executive Services.

AFFIRMATION TO BE READ BY         

 

NATIONAL ANTHEM                             The National Anthem performed and recorded by

Rebekah Ferro was played at the meeting.

APOLOGIES                                           

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That Mayor Waller and Councillor Karnib be recorded as apologies for this meeting.

 

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

 

CONDOLENCES                                     Nil

Confirmation of Minutes

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 25 July 2018 be confirmed as a true record of that meeting.

 

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

         

Declarations of Interest                            

 

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

 

Item MOU 04:        Advocacy Against Cuts on People Seeking Asylum

Reason:                   Clr Hagarty is on the Board of the Western Sydney Multicultural

                                 Resource Centre

 

Clr Hagarty remained in the Chambers for the duration of the item.

 

Clr Shelton declared a pecuniary interest in the following item: 

 

Item CONF 04:        Councils Data Centre and Connectivity re-contract

Reason:                   Clr Shelton has a minor shareholding in a company mentioned in the

                                 report.

 

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

 

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

 

Item NOM 08:         The Beautiful Georges River

Reason:                   Clr Shelton lives within a few hundred metres of the subject matter of

                                 this item.

 

Clr Shelton remained in the Chambers for the duration of the item.

Public Forum

 

Presentation – items not on agenda    

 

1. Ms Eunice Kizmaz addressed Council on the following matter:

 

          Thank you from Liverpool Community Kitchen and Hub for Council’s support.

 

Representation – items on agenda

 

Nil


Clr Harle arrived at the meeting at 6.15pm

 

Mayoral Minute

 

 

ITEM NO:       MAYOR 01

FILE NO:        238666.2018           

SUBJECT:     Staff Supporting Australian Farmers

 

On Wednesday 22 August 2018, Liverpool City Council staff held a bake sale to raise money for Australian farmers experiencing drought. Fifteen staff members contributed a wide variety of baked goods which were sold at the quarterly CEO Update sessions for staff.

 

More than $1,200 was raised and the funds were donated to Buy A Bale, an organisation helping to buy bales of hay for farmers experiencing drought. This amount will purchase approximately twelve large bales of hay. As NSW continues to endure drought, Australian farmers are struggling to make ends meet.

 

The bales of hay will provide meaningful support for farmers by delivering feed for their livestock and allowing farmers to spend money on other necessary items. The efforts reflect some of the values staff have adopted – ambition, generosity and collaboration. Liverpool’s residents can be proud that they are served by people who aspire to do great things – for Council, our community and our growing city.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

  1. Receive and note this minute; and

 

  1. Acknowledge and congratulate all staff involved in hosting and donating towards the Buy a Bale Bake Sale.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Ayyad

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       MAYOR 02

FILE NO:        238656.2018           

SUBJECT:     Eat Your Heart Out Liverpool 2018

 

On Saturday 25 August 2018, Liverpool hosted our premier food, art and entertainment event, Eat Your Heart Out Liverpool.

 

More than 4500 people attended, converging on Railway Street to enjoy a wide array of food, music, art and culture under the shelter of a giant marquee. Several artists were commissioned to produce sculptures and murals to add a vibrant, unique touch to the event. Families ate together, children played Garden Games and people of all ages watched dance company Shaun Parker & Co in awe. The event was so well-attended that several of the food trucks ran out of their more popular items.

 

Eat Your Heart Out Liverpool would not be possible without our hard working and dedicated staff who organised, promoted and executed this city activation project. When wet weather loomed ahead, Council staff ordered the giant marquee and heaters and re-arranged their plans to keep patrons warm and dry. Staff ensured the event was a success whatever the weather conditions.

 

Events such as Eat Your Heart Out Liverpool bring the community together and add character to a city that is already such a wonderful place to live, work and learn.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

  1. Receive and note this minute; and

 

  1. Acknowledge and congratulate all staff involved in delivering the Eat Your Heart Out Liverpool Festival.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Ayyad                Seconded: Clr Hagarty                          

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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


MOTION OF URGENCY

 

 

ITEM NO:       MOU 01

SUBJECT:     Library Funding

 

In accordance with Clause 16.6.2 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, the Chairperson, Deputy Mayor Ayyad ruled the following motion (from Clr Hadchiti) as urgent, and as such it was dealt with at this meeting.

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That Council:

 

  1. Write to the State Government thanking them for listening to the Councils and providing record funding for our libraries; and

 

  1. Write to LGNSW and the Public Libraries Association of NSW congratulating them on their campaign, which saw an increase in library funding.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 


 

ITEM NO:       MOU 02

SUBJECT:    Funding to Fight Domestic Violence

 

In accordance with Clause 16.6.2 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, the Chairperson, Deputy Mayor Ayyad ruled the following motion (from Clr Hadchiti) as urgent, and as such it was dealt with at this meeting.

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That Council:

 

  1. Write to the State Government and relevant Minister to thank them for providing 1.1 million dollars in projects that will tackle domestic and family violence in South West Sydney; and

 

  1. Upon verification by the CEO, note the harm that previous cuts the State Government has made in accordance with the article in the Sydney Morning Herald on 27 April 2017.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.


 

ITEM NO:  MOU 03

SUBJECT:          The Greater Sydney Commission’s Plans for the Collaboration Area

 

In accordance with Clause 16.6.2 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, the Chairperson, Deputy Mayor Ayyad ruled the following motion (from Clr Hadchiti) as urgent, and as such it was dealt with at this meeting.

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That Council at the end of the meeting go into Closed Session to discuss the Greater Sydney Commissions plans for the collaboration area.

 

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

 

Note: This matter was discussed at the end of the meeting in Open Session. See page 50 of these minutes.

 

 


 

ITEM NO:  MOU 04

SUBJECT:          Advocacy Against Cuts on People Seeking Asylum

 

In accordance with Clause 16.6.2 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, the Chairperson, Deputy Mayor Ayyad ruled the following motion (from Clr Hagarty) as urgent, and as such it was dealt with at this meeting.

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Kaliyanda

 

That:

 

  1. Council writes, subject to point 7 of this motion, to the Prime Minister and to the Federal Minister of Home Affairs asking the Federal Government to reverse cuts to the Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) program and highlighting the unfair and devastating impact of these cuts on people seeking asylum and Liverpool community’s disagreement with these cuts;

 

  1. Council writes, subject to point 7 of this motion, to the Premier of New South Wales asking her to make representation to both the Prime Minister and the Federal Minister of Home Affairs to highlight the devastating impact of these cuts on the NSW community and to reverse the cuts;

 

  1. Council writes, subject to point 7 of this motion, to Local Federal and State Members of Parliament to inform them of Council’s position;

 

  1. Other NSW Councils are contacted seeking their support for joint advocacy on this issue;

 

  1. Council publicises practical way members of the Liverpool Community can work with local support services to support people seeking asylum;

 

  1. Council works with the local services in Liverpool to organise a civic leaders meetings with community leaders in the Liverpool. The meeting will discuss ways the community can collectively address the challenges lying ahead for people seeking asylum including considering practical ways of supporting people seeking asylum; and

 

  1. Clarification and verification from the CEO be obtained on the Federal Government’s position on this matter.

 

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

 

 

 

 

City Economy and Growth Report

 

 

ITEM NO:      EGROW 01

FILE NO:        162789.2018

SUBJECT:     Revised contributions plans for Liverpool City Centre and Established Areas

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Endorse and publicly exhibit the draft Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Established Areas and Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Liverpool City Centre;

 

2.    Delegates authority to the CEO to approve the contributions plans, including any minor amendments following public exhibition if no objections are received; and

 

3.    Notes that if objections are received then a further report will be submitted to Council.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That Council:

 

1.      Publicly exhibit the draft Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Established Areas and Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Liverpool City Centre; and

 

2.      Notes that a further report will be submitted to Council following the exhibition period.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 


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ITEM NO:      EGROW 02

FILE NO:        186778.2018

SUBJECT:     Proposed amendment to the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 - additional permitted use for vehicle sales or hire premises at 2A Helles Avenue, Moorebank

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Endorse the planning proposal to amend Schedule 1 of the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 to enable an additional permitted use of vehicle sales or hire premises at 2A & 4 Helles Avenue, Moorebank and forward the planning proposal to the Department of Planning and Environment for Gateway determination;

 

2.    Subject to Gateway determination, undertake public exhibition and community consultation in accordance with the conditions of the Gateway determination; and

 

3.    Receive a further report on the outcomes of public exhibition and community consultation.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded: Clr Hagarty

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 


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ITEM NO:      EGROW 03

FILE NO:        226713.2018

SUBJECT:     Proposed suburb renaming for part of eastern Moorebank

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Note the Geographical Names Board’s response relating to the renaming of part of eastern Moorebank; and

 

2.    Do not proceed with the suburb renaming.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That Council:

 

1.      Write to the Geographical Names Board to request they reconsider the proposal, with additional research provided on the origins of Nuwarra; and

 

2.      Use Liverpool Listens to seek residents preferences on alternate names.

                                                                                    

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

 

 

 


Clr Hadchiti left the Chambers at 7.14 pm.

 

ITEM NO:      EGROW 04

FILE NO:        195962.2018

SUBJECT:     Proposed amendment to draft Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (Amendment No. 66)

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Endorse the amendment to Draft Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (Amendment 66); and

 

2.   Delegate to the CEO to modify Draft Amendment 66 and forward the revised planning proposal to the Department of Planning and Environment seeking a Revised Gateway Determination.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That Council defer the matter until there has been a Briefing Session, which is to be held before the next Council meeting.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 


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ITEM NO:      EGROW 05

FILE NO:        206848.2018

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      EGROW 06

FILE NO:        213591.2018

SUBJECT:     Hotel and Short-Term Letting Demand and Supply Study South West Sydney May 2018

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive and note the attached Hotel and Short-Term Letting Demand and Supply Study South West Sydney.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


Clr Hadchiti returned to the Chambers at 7.16pm.

 

ITEM NO:      EGROW 07

FILE NO:        217326.2018

SUBJECT:     Draft Amendment to Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 - Controls for Boarding Houses

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Endorses the draft amendment to the Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008, to include controls relating to boarding house development;

 

2.    Place the draft amendment to the Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 on public exhibition for a minimum period of 28 days in accordance with Clause 18 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000; and

 

3.    Delegates to the CEO the finalisation of the draft Development Control Plan should no submissions be received; or reports back to Council the details of the submissions upon conclusion of the exhibition period.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Kaliyanda

 

That Council:

 

1.      Endorses the draft amendment to the Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008, to include controls relating to boarding house development;

 

2.      Place the draft amendment to the Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 on public exhibition for a minimum period of 28 days in accordance with Clause 18 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000;

 

3.      Delegates to the CEO the finalisation of the draft Development Control Plan should no submissions be received; or reports back to Council the details of the submissions upon conclusion of the exhibition period; and

 

4.      Advocates to the Minister of Planning & Environment for an amendment to the Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Order 2006 to allow Council to determine whether boarding houses are a permissible land use in certain residential zones.

 

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:        198242.2018

SUBJECT:     Biannual Progress Report

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council notes and receives the Biannual Progress Report which outlines the progress of the actions detailed in the Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2017-18.

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      CEO 02

FILE NO:        219062.2018

SUBJECT:     Mayoral Direction pursuant to Section 226(d) of the Local Government Act 1993

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council notes and endorse the Mayoral Direction dated 6 June 2018 attached to the report. 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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:        194438.2018

SUBJECT:     Grants, Donations and Corporate Sponsorship

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council endorses the funding recommendation of $7,672 (GST exclusive) under the Corporate Sponsorship (Outgoing) Program for the following project:

 

Applicant

Project

Recommended

Fiji First Australia Association Incorporated

Fiji Independence Day Celebration

$7,672

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Kaliyanda

 

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:        215250.2018

SUBJECT:     Provision of tennis facilities in Lurnea and surrounding areas

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Receives and notes this report.

 

2.   Consider McGirr Park at Miller as the most viable option to construct a new four tennis court facility to meet the current tennis needs in Lurnea and surrounding areas, noting that further stakeholder consultation and detailed site assessment and design will be required should Council wish to pursue this development.

 

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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Clr Balloot left the Chambers at 7.23 pm.

 

City Corporate Report

 

 

ITEM NO:      CORP 01

FILE NO:        208881.2018

SUBJECT:     Investment Report  July 2018

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes this report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


Clr Balloot returned to the Chambers at 7.26pm.

 

ITEM NO:      CORP 02

FILE NO:        219391.2018

SUBJECT:     Rates Revenue Policy

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Replace Council’s existing Debt Recovery Policy, Pensioner Policy, and Hardship Policy by adopting the Rates Revenue Policy included as an attachment to this report;

 

2.   Dispense with the need to re-exhibit the policy changes, as the changes are considered minor in nature; and

 

3.   For the purpose of clause 131(1) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, set a rate/charge waiver sum of $1000, and delegate authority to the Chief Executive Officer to exercise authority to order waivers up to this amount.

 

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.

 

 


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City  Infrastructure and Environment Report

 

 

ITEM NO:      INF 01

FILE NO:        191466.2018

SUBJECT:     2017-18 Capital Works Carryover of Projects

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approves the works and services listed in Attachment 1 with a remaining budget of $14,190,259 to be carried over from the 2017-18 financial year to the 2018-19 financial year.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Kaliyanda                    Seconded: Clr Hagarty

 

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:        209311.2018

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 18 July 2018

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council adopts the following recommendations as outlined in the attached minutes:

 

i)    Item 1 – Shepherd Street, Liverpool - On-street parking arrangements.

·     Parking restrictions along the eastern side of Shepherd Street and bus zones as shown in Attachment 1.1 of the LTC minutes.

·     Undertakes community consultation with affected business owners on the western side prior to implementation.

ii)   Item 2 – Shepherd Street/Speed Street, Mill Road, Shepherd Street/Atkinson Street      Intersections, Liverpool – Roundabouts.

·     Approve two roundabouts at the intersections of Shepherd Street/Speed Street/Mill Road and Shepherd Street/Atkinson Street, Liverpool.

·     Undertakes community consultation with adjoining residents prior to installation.

 

iii)  Item 3 – Liverpool City Centre – Armistice Day Parade.

·     Approves Armistice Day Parade of 4 November 2018 along the revised route as indicated in the minutes.

·     Classifies the parade as Class 2 in accordance with the Special Event Planning & Resource Matrix of the RMS’s Special Event Guide.

 

iv)  Item 4 – Eleventh Avenue Reconstruction, Austral – Signs and Linemarking         Scheme.

·     Approves installation of a Children Crossing and associated signs and linemarking on Eleventh Avenue, Austral.

 

v)   Item 5 – Buchan Avenue and Jardine Drive Intersection, Edmondson Park –        Roundabout.

     Approves roundabout and associated signs and linemarking at the intersection of Buchan Avenue and Jardine Drive (south).

·      Undertakes community consultation with adjoining residents prior to installation.

·      Allocates funding for the construction of the roundabout, from this financial   year’s traffic facilities capital works budget.

 

 

 

vi)  Item 6 – Corfield Road, Prestons –Pedestrian Refuge

·     Approves pedestrian refuge and associated signs and linemarking on Corfield Road, Prestons.

vii) Item 7 – Liverpool LGA –B-Double Routes for the period 2019-2024

·     Supports the B-Double routes as indicated in Attachment 7.1 of the LTC minutes.

·     Advises the Roads and Maritime Services and National Heavy Vehicle Regulator of its decision.

 

viii) Item 8 – Rossmore Avenue, Rossmore – Reopening and Raised Threshold

·     Approves reopening of Rossmore Avenue to through traffic.

·     Approves a raised threshold and a bus zone on Rossmore Avenue at the school frontage.

·     Notifies local residents of its decision.     

ix)  Item 9 – Works Approved Under Delegated Authority

·    Notes the works undertaken under delegation during May to July 2018.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That Council:

 

1.    Adopts the following recommendations as outlined in the attached minutes:

 

i)    Item 1 – Shepherd Street, Liverpool - On-street parking arrangements.

·     Parking restrictions along the eastern side of Shepherd Street and bus zones as shown in Attachment 1.1 of the LTC minutes.

·     Undertakes community consultation with affected business owners on the western side prior to implementation.

ii)   Item 2 – Shepherd Street/Speed Street, Mill Road, Shepherd Street/Atkinson Street      Intersections, Liverpool – Roundabouts.

·     Approve two roundabouts at the intersections of Shepherd Street/Speed Street/Mill Road and Shepherd Street/Atkinson Street, Liverpool.

·     Undertakes community consultation with adjoining residents prior to installation.

 

iii)  Item 3 – Liverpool City Centre – Armistice Day Parade.

·     Approves Armistice Day Parade of 4 November 2018 along the revised route as indicated in the minutes.

·     Classifies the parade as Class 2 in accordance with the Special Event Planning & Resource Matrix of the RMS’s Special Event Guide.

 

iv)  Item 4 – Eleventh Avenue Reconstruction, Austral – Signs and Linemarking         Scheme.

·     Approves installation of a Children Crossing and associated signs and linemarking on Eleventh Avenue, Austral.

 

v)   Item 5 – Buchan Avenue and Jardine Drive Intersection, Edmondson Park –        Roundabout.

     Approves roundabout and associated signs and linemarking at the intersection of Buchan Avenue and Jardine Drive (south).

·     Undertakes community consultation with adjoining residents prior to installation.

·     Allocates funding for the construction of the roundabout, from this financial year’s traffic facilities capital works budget.

 

vi)  Item 6 – Corfield Road, Prestons –Pedestrian Refuge

·     Approves pedestrian refuge and associated signs and linemarking on Corfield Road, Prestons.

              

vii) Item 7 – Liverpool LGA –B-Double Routes for the period 2019-2024

·     Supports the B-Double routes as indicated in Attachment 7.1 of the LTC minutes.

·     Advises the Roads and Maritime Services and National Heavy Vehicle Regulator of its decision.

 

viii) Item 8 – Rossmore Avenue, Rossmore – Reopening and Raised Threshold

·     Approves reopening of Rossmore Avenue to through traffic.

·     Approves a raised threshold and a bus zone on Rossmore Avenue at the school frontage.

·     Notifies local residents of its decision.     

ix)  Item 9 – Works Approved Under Delegated Authority

·    Notes the works undertaken under delegation during May to July 2018.

 

2.    The No Parking sign on Macquarie Street, outside the Medical Centre and near the Macquarie Hotel be referred to the next Traffic Committee for discussion of removal or alternately provision of a drop off zone to serve the Medical Centre.

 

3.    The issue of drop off zones near all Medical Centres in the CBD be discussed at the next Traffic Committee.

 

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

 

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 02

FILE NO:        214780.2018

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Aboriginal Consultative Committee Meeting held on 2 August 2018

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Aboriginal Consultative Committee Meeting held on 2 August 2018.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 

 


The Chairperson, Deputy Mayor Ayyad called a recess of Council at 7.48pm.

 

The Chairperson, Deputy Mayor Ayyad reopened the meeting at 8.04pm.

 

Motion                                   Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That the Order of Business be suspended so that a speaker may address the Council.

 

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

 

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

 

Mr Michael Andjelkovic addressed Council on the following matter:

 

 

Motion                                   Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Kaliyanda

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 


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Questions with Notice

 

 

ITEM NO:      QWN 01

FILE NO:        226354.2018

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Harle

 

Please address the following:

 

  1. Coopers Paddock - When will the Council take action to have the VPA started and completed as per the adopted VPA?

 

  1. Former Greenhills Golf Course filling (Brighton Lakes Golf Club) - Has the applicant taken action to remove the excess filling and has the applicant ceased bringing in more filling?

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the September 2018 Council meeting business papers.

 


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ITEM NO:      QWN 02

FILE NO:        226470.2018

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Shelton

 

Please address the following:

 

  1. The State Government has recently compiled a new Medium Density Housing Code intended to take effect throughout much of metropolitan Sydney, and a number of Councils, including Liverpool City Council, have recently sought deferment/exemption therefrom. Utilising presently available information the following details are sought with respect to the likely effect and impact of this code should it be implemented within the Liverpool Local Government Area.

 

  1. An estimate of the total number and percentage of properties within the Liverpool Local Government Area affected by the policy accompanied by maps depicting affected areas.

 

  1. An estimate as to the number of additional existing residential properties which could prima facie under this code be converted to:

a.    manor homes;

b.    duplexes;

c.    terrace developments; and

d.    other increased density developments of a similar nature.

 

  1. A projection of the total number of new dwellings that would potentially be introduced to the Liverpool Local Government Area as a result of this code should it be introduced and all affected properties are developed to the maximum extent permissible as envisaged under the code. Please also identify the corresponding percentage increase.

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the September 2018 Council Meeting business papers.

 

 


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Notices of Motion

 

 

ITEM NO:      NOM 01

FILE NO:        226207.2018

SUBJECT:     The Aussie Spirit – Lending A Hand To Our Farmers

 

BACKGROUND

 

NSW is currently going through the worst drought it has seen in 18 years with the whole State now declared drought affected.

 

Our farmers in Rural NSW are doing it tough trying to keep their livestock alive and we are seeing many stories of livestock being put down as our farmers just can’t afford to purchase feed.

 

As a community we need to get behind our farmers and lend a hand during these tough times.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION (submitted by Clr Hadchiti)

 

That Council set aside $1 from every rateable property in the Liverpool LGA to be either:

 

a.   Donated to a relief fund as determined by the Mayor and CEO; or

 

b.   Used to purchase feed for livestock and deliver it directly to a farming community in need.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That Council support the Bayside Council “Big Dry Drought” appeal with a contribution as requested of $5,000.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      NOM 02

FILE NO:        226250.2018

SUBJECT:     Committee Merger

 

Background

 

Council committees are an important tool to engage community representatives and stakeholders on a number of issues.

 

These committees also require considerable Council resources in order to ensure that they are effective.

 

The CBD Committee and the Tourism & Events Committee are currently held back to back on a bi monthly basis and of recent time have been struggling to make quorum.

 

The community representatives and stake holders on both committees are almost identical.

At the recent committees the presentations made at the two different committees were almost identical.

 

During the CBD Committee held on the 9th of August (no quorum) I requested feedback from the community representatives and stakeholders on the idea of merging the committees.  No objection was raised from anyone, including the Councillors that were present.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION (submitted by Clr Hadchiti)

 

That Council:

 

1.   Combine the CBD and Tourism & Events Committee;

 

2.   Present to the Council meeting in September for adoption a charter that reflects a combination of the two committees with any changes that are deemed acceptable; and

 

3.   Advise the community representative and stakeholders on the current committees of the change, noting that they will remain as part of the merged committee.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Hagarty 

 

That Council:

 

1.   Combine the CBD and Tourism & Events Committee;

 

2.   Present to the Council meeting in September for adoption a charter that reflects a combination of the two committees with any changes that are deemed acceptable;

 

  1. Advise the community representative and stakeholders on the current committees of the change, noting that they will remain as part of the merged committee; and

 

  1. A report be brought back to Council outlining the attendance for each committee, and including a survey asking the representatives if the committees are effective and what can be done to improve them.

 

Foreshadowed motion:       Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That Council:

 

  1. Retain the Tourism and Events Committee and the CBD Committee as two independent committees;

 

  1. Adjust the Charter for the CBD Committee in the same manner as the Tourism and events Committee in regards to a Quorum not to include stakeholders;

 

  1. Enquire if the non-attending Community representative still wish to be on the committees;

 

  1. Make it known that to be a representative on the CBD and Tourism and Event Committees, it is obligatory for you to turn up to meetings except without real reason and it is expected that representatives miss no more than 1 meeting per year;

 

  1. If required re-advertise for community representatives who have a business, work or live in the CBD to represent on this committee; and

 

  1. A report be brought back to Council outlining the attendance for each committee, and including a survey asking the representatives if the committees are effective and what can be done to improve them.

 

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

 

Division called:

 

Vote for:                                Clr Hadchiti

                                                Clr Hadid

                                                Clr Hagarty

                                                Clr Kaliyanda

                                                Clr Shelton

 

Vote against:                         Clr Ayyad

                                                Clr Balloot

                                                Clr Harle

                                                Clr Rhodes

 


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ITEM NO:      NOM 03

FILE NO:        226313.2018

SUBJECT:     Second Driveway Investigation

 

Background

 

Streets are getting smaller and the number of residents and vehicles per dwelling are on the rise.

 

On top of that some households also have boats, caravans and trailers.

 

Currently some properties which have one driveway may be subdivided into 2 or more lots which would in turn create multiple driveways, yet should they wish to retain their property as is are only entitled to one driveway.

 

Some Councils across Sydney have a second driveway policy which allows owners to construct another driveway if they meet certain guidelines including but not limited to a certain width of property, distance from an intersection etc.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION (submitted by Clr Hadchiti)

 

That Council present for consideration at the November meeting a Multiple/Second driveway policy.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


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ITEM NO:      NOM 04

FILE NO:        226369.2018

SUBJECT:     Stormwater Pollution Trap (Gross Pollution Trap)

 

Background

 

The City of Kwinana in Western Australia has implemented a simple and cost-effective system of preventing stormwater borne debris entering their creeks, lakes and river systems. A Facebook post on Saturday, 4 August 2018 referred to the success of its drainage nets installed in two locations in Henley Reserve, it has gone viral with over 2.5 million people all over the world reached in 48 hours.

 

The post highlights the success of the City's efforts to reduce the discharge of rubbish from drainage systems, preventing gross pollutants and solid waste being discharged into nature reserves, by installing two drainage nets in March 2018 which have since collected 370kg of debris.

 

The nets are placed on the outlet of two drainage pipes, which are located between residential areas and natural areas. This allows the nets to capture the gross pollutants carried by storm water from the local road network before those pollutants are discharged and contaminate the natural environment at the downstream end of the outlet area. This ensures that the habitat of the local wildlife is protected and minimizes the risk of wildlife being caught in the nets. To date no wildlife has been caught up in either of the City's nets.

 

The nets cost the City just under $20,000 which included the cost of design, manufacture, installation and associated civil works for the two units and are expected to realise considerable cost savings in labour intensive work previously required to collect the rubbish scattered around the reserve by hand. This efficiency means the return on capital investment will be realised in the short term as well as cleaner reserves, higher efficiency and improved safety outcomes.

 

The nets are now easily able to be lifted and emptied by the City's staff directly into a truck by machinery. The waste is then transported to a sorting facility which processes the waste and converts the green waste to mulch and separates the recyclable/non-recyclable materials. Link for more information:

 

https://www.kwinana.wa.gov.au/our-city/news/Pages/City%E2%80%99s-Drainage-Nets-Post-Goes-Viral.aspx

 

NOTICE OF MOTION (submitted by Clr Harle)

 

That Council:

 

1.   Investigates the viability of implementing the use of stormwater pollution traps like those used by the City of Kwinana in WA, in readily accessible areas of significance feeding into nature reserves, lakes, creeks and the Georges River within the Liverpool LGA;

 

2.   Seeks co-operation and information from the City of Kwinana in WA in relation to the challenges associated with the implementation and use of the traps; and

 

3.   Seeks grant funding from State and Federal Governments to subside the implementation of the stormwater pollution traps.

 

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.

 


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ITEM NO:      NOM 05

FILE NO:        226488.2018

SUBJECT:     Audit Risk and Improvement Committee Charter

 

Background

 

The current version of the charter of the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee was adopted on 26 July 2017. Clause 7.1 provides '(t)wo Councillors, including the deputy Mayor, shall be the Council representatives', and clause 9 provides for a quorum of two members 'including one Councillor'. The last scheduled meeting of this committee was unable to proceed as it did not reach quorum given no Councillor member including the Deputy Mayor was in attendance and previous meetings of the same committee have also come close to being unable to proceed for similar reasons.  A number of paid external professionals regularly attend this committee at least one of whom normally travels from interstate and therefore a postponed meeting causes expense as well as administrative inconvenience. Accordingly, the following motion is proposed.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION (submitted by Clr Shelton)

 

That clause 9.1 of the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee charter be amended by the insertion of a second sentence as follows:

 

In the event no Councillor member including the Deputy Mayor is in attendance in person or as otherwise authorised by this charter within fifteen minutes of the scheduled commencement time of a meeting then any Councillor in fact present shall be deemed to be a Councillor member for the purpose of that meeting and shall be entitled to the same rights of participation as a Councillor elected to the role and where more than one Councillor is so present then the Chairman shall in the absence of agreement otherwise conduct a vote in such manner as he or she sees fit to determine which Councillor shall be so selected. 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That clause 9.1 of the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee charter be amended by the insertion of a second sentence as follows:

 

In the event no Councillor member including the Deputy Mayor is in attendance in person or as otherwise authorised by this charter within fifteen minutes of the scheduled commencement time of a meeting then any Councillor in fact present shall be deemed to be a Councillor member for the purpose of that meeting and shall be entitled to the same rights of participation as a Councillor elected to the role and where more than one Councillor is so present then the Chairperson shall in the absence of agreement otherwise conduct a vote in such manner as he or she sees fit to determine which Councillor shall be so selected. 

 

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


Clr Hadchiti left the Chambers at 9.19pm.

 

Clr Hadchiti returned to the Chambers at 9.20pm.

 

ITEM NO:      NOM 06

FILE NO:        226527.2018

SUBJECT:     The Cost of Carparking

 

Background

 

Every parking lot is a potential green space, restaurant strip or commercial building forgone.

 

A recent report from The Research Institute for Housing America has estimated the total number of parking spaces in a number of US cities. The report also estimated their overall estimated replacement costs, parking spaces per acre, parking spaces per household, and parking costs per household. New York has 1.85 million parking spaces at a cost of US$6,570 per household, while tiny Jackson, Wyoming has 100,119 spaces costing each household $192,138 per space.

 

Parking is a major problem in Liverpool, particularly in the CBD. With a number of parking projects in their early stages and an LEP review imminent it's important Council have relevant and meaningful parking data at hand.

 

To get a true picture of parking in Liverpool we would need to compare metrics with our Western Sydney neighbours, major CBDs as well as similar LGAs around the country.

 

Joni Mitchell wasn't lying, there is an opportunity cost to carparks and we have a responsibility to know what that cost is.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION (submitted by Clr Hagarty)

 

That Council:

 

1.   Direct the CEO to report back to Council within 3 months on the following metrics in both the CBD and Liverpool LGA as a whole:

a.   total number of parking spaces

b.   parking density per acre

c.   parking spaces per household

d.   the total replacement cost of parking

e.   the parking cost per household

 

2.   Work with relevant local government bodies such as WSROC, LGNSW and ALGA to provide the same metrics from other LGAs for comparison and benchmarking purposes; and

 

3.   Update this report annually to keep the data current and relevant.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That Council:

 

1.   Direct the CEO to report back to Council within 3 months on the following metrics in both the CBD and Liverpool LGA as a whole:

a.   total number of parking spaces

b.   parking density per acre

c.   parking spaces per household

d.   the total replacement cost of parking

e.   the parking cost per household

f.     the number of cars currently owned per household

 

2.   Work with relevant local government bodies such as WSROC, LGNSW and ALGA to provide the same metrics from other LGAs for comparison and benchmarking purposes; and

 

3.   Update this report annually to keep the data current and relevant.

 

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

 


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Clr Hagarty left the Chambers at 9.22pm.

 

Clr Hagarty returned to the Chambers at 9.23pm.

 

ITEM NO:      NOM 07

FILE NO:        226548.2018

SUBJECT:     Liverpool Stands with our South Indian Community

 

Background

 

In the last fortnight, monsoon rains in the southern Indian states of Kerala and Karnataka have intensified and caused substantial flooding, damage to infrastructure and significant loss of life. The death toll at this time stands at close to 400 people, with the number expected to rise as the rain shows little signs of abating.

 

These are the worst monsoon rains to affect the region in almost a century. As well as a rising death toll, almost 700,000 people have been displaced into relief camps or are stranded on rooftops. Supplying food, water and medicines will be a challenge and relief efforts are ongoing.

 

Liverpool has a significant population with heritage from Kerala and Karnataka. Members of this community are experiencing distress as family members and friends are uncontactable due to damage to communication and electricity infrastructure.

 

The Sydney Malayalee Association, which is a representative organisation for Australians with roots in Kerala, have cancelled their annual Onam Festival and donated the funds raised to the flood relief efforts.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION (submitted by Clr Kaliyanda)

 

That Council:

 

1.   Writes to relevant community organisations to express its sympathy to Liverpool’s Malayalee and Karnataka community with regard to this natural disaster; and

 

2.   Expresses solidarity and support to members of our community who have been affected.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Kaliyanda          Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council:

 

 

1.   Writes to relevant community organisations to express its sympathy to Liverpool’s Malayalee and Karnataka community with regard to this natural disaster; and

 

  1. Expresses solidarity and support to members of our community who have been affected.

 

  1. Propose an event with all proceeds to go to the Malayalee and Karnataka communities.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.


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ITEM NO:      NOM 08

FILE NO:        226556.2018

SUBJECT:     The Beautiful Georges River

 

Background

 

Ever since moving to Liverpool I, like many residents, have heard about the beauty of the Georges River. Likewise, we have heard about plans to make the river accessible for residents to enjoy, like what used to happen in the past.

 

It’s time to make these plans into a reality.

 

Whilst there are plans for the River and Lighthorse park, this motion calls upon Council to commit to activating the park in the short term. Like the strategy that Council used in Bigge Park, which was to use the an old maintenance shed for a coffee shop in the short term, prior to a larger capital investment, the people of Liverpool got to benefit from the beauty of the park 3 years before the final plans were implemented.

 

By encouraging a pop up container coffee shop Council can deliver on its vision for the river in the short term.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION (submitted by Clr Ayyad)

 

That Council:

 

1.   Immediately run an EOI process for a pop up coffee shop/cafe to be placed in Lighthorse Park with the aim to have an operator in place by November 2018.

 

2.   Immediately run an EOI process for kayak/paddle boat hire to be placed in Lighthorse Park with the aim to have an operator in place by November 2018.

 

3.   Investigate kayak docking options for Lighthorse Park (such as EZ Dock) and report back to Council with cost by October/November.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Balloot               Seconded: Clr Ayyad

 

That Council:

 

  1. Direct the CEO to bring a report back to Council outlining requirements of collaborating with the various State Government agencies that have control of the Georges River in order to have it revitalised to a standard that would be suitable for community use;

 

  1. Direct the CEO to inform Councillors on ways Council can revitalise the Georges River before water gets into the River;

 

  1. Following point one and two of this motion, investigate water activities or sports and other short and long term options for activation of Lighthorse Park and report back to Council with cost; and

 

  1. Make representations to all bodies involved in the revitalisation of the Georges River, including Ministers.

 

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

 

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


Addendum

 

 

ITEM NO:      CEO 03

FILE NO:        224905.2018

SUBJECT:     Western Sydney City Deal

 

RECOMMENDATION

That Council:

1.   Notes the Interim Implementation Plan attached to this report;

 

2.   Adopts in principle the Relationship Framework as attached to this report and commits to continuing to work cooperatively with both State and Commonwealth Governments;

 

3.   Endorses a proposed project to be submitted for funding under the Liveability Program;

 

4.   Writes to the Chief Coordinator Western Sydney City Deal Mr Geoff Roberts, advising of Council’s resolutions; and

 

5.   Notes that further reports will be brought back to Council from time to time on matters arising under the City Deal and issues of regional collaboration.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

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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Confidential Items

 

ITEM NO:      CONF 01

FILE NO:        205584.2018

SUBJECT:     Hammondville Park, Heathcote Road, Hammondville

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

         

1.   Delegate authority to the CEO to take any and all steps necessary to modify Draft Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 Amendment 54 in the manner proposed by this report, and forward the revised planning proposal to the Department of Planning and Environment seeking a Gateway Alteration;

 

2.   Receive a further report following the public exhibition;

 

3.   Delegate authority to the CEO and/or nominee to negotiate with the adjoining landowner for optimal land use, community services, and financial outcome, with a report to be brought to Council prior to agreement to any purchase and/ or leasing arrangement; and

 

4.   Keeps confidential the attachment supplied under separate cover containing details of a potential sale 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.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             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.

 

 


Clr Balloot left the Chambers at 9.56 pm.

 

ITEM NO:      CONF 02

FILE NO:        219160.2018

SUBJECT:     Acquisition of Lot 29 DP 1184500, Lot 29 Melrose Street, Middleton Grange for drainage purposes 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Approves the acquisition of Lot 29 DP 1184500, Lot 29 Melrose Street, Middleton Grange having an area of approximately 727.2 square metres for the price and terms outlined in this report;

 

2.    Authorises the CEO or her delegate to execute any document, under Power of Attorney, necessary to give effect to this decision and;

 

3.    Keeps confidential this report 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.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              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 03

FILE NO:        219747.2018

SUBJECT:     RMS Proposed Acquisition and Lease of Part Lot 11 DP 1159118 at Corner of Copeland Street and Hoxton Park Road, Liverpool being Crown Land managed by Council (Trustee Interest)

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    In its capacity as Reserve Trustee resolves that it has no objection to the proposed compulsory acquisition of land and lease of Part of Lot 11 DP 1159118 being the property at Corner of Copeland Street and Hoxton Park Road, Liverpool (as identified in Sketch Plan SR 5015);

 

2.    Delegate authority to the CEO or her nominee to submit a Claim for Compensation subject to legal advice and a valuation of the Reserve Trust interest;

 

3.    Authorises the execution of any document under Power of Attorney necessary to give effect to this resolution;

 

4.    Allocates any compensation, if awarded, to the maintenance and embellishment of Woodward Park and or the provision of additional public open space; and

 

5.    Be provided with a further report, should the VG issue a determination of compensation for Council’s interest as Reserve Trustee in this matter.

 

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.

 

 


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Clr Shelton left the Chambers at 9.57pm.

 

ITEM NO:      CONF 04

FILE NO:        218469.2018

SUBJECT:     Councils Data Centre and Connectivity re-contract

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Delegate authority to the CEO to negotiate an extension of the existing suite of Council contracts with TPG Network Pty Ltd (TPG) to provide network and connectivity infrastructure as a service for up to 4 years with up to 3 x 12-month extension options pursuant to 55(3)(i) of the Local Government Act 1993 for the following reasons:

 

a)   TPG has provided integral infrastructure for connectivity which provides Council with the interconnectivity to run day to day operations efficiently and effectively;

b)   Council has successfully used TPG and their services since 2015;

c)   Council is in the process of commissioning a second Virtual Data Centre (VDC) to provide additional Business Continuity;

d)   Indicative market costing suggests TPG services remain cost competitive;

e)   To migrate to another service provider at this time would be cost prohibitive and difficult to achieve and would pose various technical challenges; and

f)    Unifying the contract terms together will allow a proper and comprehensive future market test of all services at once.

 

2.    For the reasons indicted above, delegate authority to the CEO pursuant to 55(3)(i) of the Local Government Act 1993 to negotiate with TPG for the addition of any additional network, technical and/or connectivity services that may be required during the proposed contract period indicated above.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded: Clr Kaliyanda

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


Clr Shelton returned to the Chambers at 9.58pm.

 

ITEM NO:      CONF 05

FILE NO:        221455.2018

SUBJECT:     Legal Affairs Report

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the report concerning the legal affairs of Council.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Kaliyanda                    Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 

 


Clr Balloot returned to the Chambers at 9.59pm.

 

MOTION OF URGENCY

 

 

ITEM NO: MOU 03

SUBJECT:          Greater Sydney Commissions Plans for the Collaboration Area

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That Council discuss this item in Open Session.

 

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

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That Council:

 

  1. Write to the Greater Sydney Commission notifying them that Council will not endorse their Collaboration Area Plan as discussed at the Councillors Workshop held on 16 August 2018 until such time as:

a)    Council receives a detailed listing of road upgrades that are included in this Collaboration Area Plan and a timetable for delivery;

b)    Council receives a commitment that no extra levy will be imposed on land owners for the infrastructure upgrade; and

c)    A review of the land use definitions as suggested in the presentation.

 

  1. Invite the Greater Sydney Commission to a workshop to discuss the issues.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

THE MEETING CLOSED AT 10.15pm.

 

 

<Signature>

Name: Wendy Waller

Title:     Mayor

Date:     26 September 2018

I have authorised a stamp bearing my signature to be affixed to the pages of the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on  29 August 2018. I confirm that Council has adopted these Minutes as a true and accurate record of the meeting.

 

    


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City Economy and Growth Report

 

 EGROW 01

Liverpool Heritage Strategy 2019-2023

 

Strategic Direction

Creating Connection

Celebrate diversity, promote inclusion and recognise heritage

File Ref

296275.2017

Report By

Thomas  Wheeler  - Heritage Officer 

Approved By

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

 

 

Executive Summary

 

In 2011, Council adopted the Heritage Strategy for the City of Liverpool 2011-2014. The strategy was only partially implemented and has not been updated or replaced since its expiry in 2014. In the intervening period, increased growth and development have placed greater pressure on heritage within Liverpool.

 

It is timely for Council to consider an updated heritage strategy. This report seeks Council’s endorsement to place on public exhibition, the Draft Liverpool Heritage Strategy 2019 – 2023 (Attachment 1).

 

The draft strategy outlines objectives and actions which have been informed through an assessment of the opportunities and constraints in relation to heritage conservation and management. The strategy has also been informed through consultation with relevant sections within Council and the Heritage Advisory Committee.

 

The key objectives of the strategy are to:

a)    Identify the opportunities, challenges and priorities for Council in local heritage management;

b)    Identify the community’s expectations and requirements for future heritage management;

c)    Review current heritage management programs and projects and determine their ongoing relevance;

d)    Identify what actions should be taken to conserve, promote and manage the heritage of the Liverpool LGA;

e)    Identify the actions to support the understanding and recognition of heritage within Council asset management and property management frameworks; and

f)     Identify the resources and opportunities for community involvement required to achieve the strategy’s actions.

 

 

 

Key actions identified within the strategy in response to these objectives include:

a)   The undertaking of a comprehensive review of the existing heritage register and a community based heritage study;

b)   Preparation of conservation management plans and supporting documentation for key Council owned heritage items including Collingwood House, the Former Liverpool Courthouse and Liverpool Pioneers Memorial Park; and

c)   The preparation of a heritage interpretation strategy for the Liverpool CBD.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Endorse the Draft Liverpool Heritage Strategy 2019 – 2023 for public exhibition and community consultation; and

 

2.   Request a further report following public exhibition and community consultation detailing any submissions received and any modifications to the strategy.

 

REPORT

 

Background

The focus of heritage conservation and management has changed considerably since the gazettal of the Heritage Act in 1977. The Heritage Council of NSW was the principal body involved in the statutory listing of heritage items from 1977 up to 1985. In that year, the NSW Government gave local councils the primary responsibility for the management of local heritage in New South Wales.

 

The NSW Heritage Manual provides key recommendations to assist local government in the proactive and effective management of local heritage. One key recommendation is the development and implementation of a local heritage strategy in accordance with the guidelines “Recommendations for local council heritage management”.

 

Council last formulated and adopted a heritage strategy in 2011, the Heritage Strategy for the City of Liverpool 2011-2014. The strategy was only partially implemented and is now outdated. Since 2011, the environment has changed substantially, with increased growth and development in Liverpool and the transformative changes being brought about as a result of the future Western Sydney Airport, Amendment 52, the City Deal and the District Plan.

 

There is a need for Council to have a heritage strategy that guides the conservation, management and promotion of local heritage. The actions identified within the draft strategy would provide Council with the necessary information to support future decision making in the protection and enhancement of heritage.

 

 

 

Purpose of the Strategy

 

The strategy does not recommend specific properties that should be heritage listed however it does note the importance of monitoring closely the existing heritage inventory and new information about buildings across the LGA so that any potential listings can be identified and appropriate action taken.

 

Liverpool is historically significant and Council has identified and protected many buildings and items of local heritage. Previous heritage studies commissioned by Council have identified over 300 potential heritage items with 108 being listed on the local register. A significant proportion of the original 300 potential heritage items have been lost through development. Improving the practice of identification, conservation and promotion would ensure a representative cross section of Liverpool’s heritage is protected into the future.

 

Liverpool City Council owns seven (7) heritage buildings and numerous monuments and structures that are also identified. Of the heritage assets owned by Council, four (4) are currently State Heritage listed (Rosebank, Collingwood, Chipping Norton and the Former Liverpool Courthouse) and two (2) are under assessment (the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Harris Creek Bridge).

 

To ensure the protection of some of the most significant buildings within the Liverpool LGA, there is a need for Council to implement an approach which acknowledges the significance of these assets and the role Council has in ensuring the retention and conservation of the local area’s heritage.

 

Benefits of a heritage strategy

 

There are a number of benefits of a local heritage strategy:

·     The operational cost for undertaking the necessary studies and projects can be clearly identified and spread across the life of the strategy;

·     Opportunities for grant funding becomes available for the preparation of certain studies. The success of these grants are sometimes tied towards the existence of a local heritage strategy and the identification of the study as an action within the strategy;

·     A strategy is a demonstration of commitment by Council to the community that it supports local heritage. This will improve the ability for Council to work with community groups and local heritage property owners.

 

Governance and methodology

 

The Draft Heritage Strategy has been prepared in consultation with City Community and Culture, Property and Commercial Development and City Infrastructure and Environment. Opportunities and constraints were also identified through initial discussions with a number of the local heritage groups and Council’s Heritage Advisory Committee.

Where key partners or responsible sections have been identified for each action, these sections or departments have been consulted and feedback has been incorporated to ensure that the identified actions are appropriate.

 

Development of this draft Strategy involved the following processes;

·     Critical analysis of the implementation of the 2011-2014 Heritage Strategy;

·     Analysis of the development trends within the Liverpool Local Government Area;

·     Literature and policy review;

·     Consultation with internal stakeholders;

·     Identification of issues, opportunities and constraints; and

·     Identification of direction, focus and potential outcomes.

 

Timeframe, alignment with Council’s corporate plans and evaluation

 

The draft Strategy is proposed to be implemented over a 4 year period. The implementation period is one year longer than the standard heritage strategy to allow for significant actions to be spread across a number of financial years.

 

The adoption and implementation of the Strategy is consistent with Council’s Community Strategic Plan, Our Home, Liverpool 2027, which identifies the challenges facing the management of local heritage and states that Council will celebrate diversity, promote inclusion and recognise heritage.

 

The implementation of the Strategy will be regularly reported to Councils Heritage Advisory Committee, with the progression on actions subsequently included in the committee report tabled at an Ordinary Meeting of Council. A review of the implementation of the strategy will be undertaken in 2021 and 2023 to inform the continuation of the strategy and the development of a new strategy beyond 2023.

 

Community consultation

 

It is proposed to place the Draft Heritage Strategy on public exhibition. The community will be provided the opportunity to review the strategy and to comment on any aspect of the proposed actions within the strategy.

 

Additionally, the community will be given the opportunity to participate in a discussion on the strategy through Liverpool Listens.

 

It is also proposed to undertake more detailed consultation with the following identified groups:

·      Liverpool and District Historical Society

·      Moorebank Heritage Group

·      Friends of Liverpool Regional Museum and Collingwood House

·      Liverpool Genealogy Society

·      Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council

·      Tharawal Local Aboriginal Land Council

·      Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council

 

The results of the public exhibition and community consultation for Draft Liverpool Heritage Strategy 2019 – 2023, including any modifications to the final strategy, will be reported back to Council.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

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


Civic Leadership

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

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Resolution and adoption of 2011-2014 Heritage Strategy. (Under separate cover)

2.         Recommendations for local council heritage management. NSW Heritage Division. (Under separate cover)

3.         Liverpool Heritage Strategy 2019-2023. (Under separate cover)  


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City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 02

Update on positioning Liverpool as an Innovation City

 

Strategic Direction

Generating Opportunity

Create an attractive environment for investment

File Ref

228676.2018

Report By

Emily Tinson - Senior Officer, City Innovation

Approved By

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

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report provides an update on a proposal to position Liverpool as an Innovation City, as resolved by Council on 22 November 2017.

 

Consistent with State and Federal government policy and direction, Liverpool has had considerable success in the short time frame it has chosen to focus on innovation.

 

Developing an organisational approach to innovative service delivery is critical and the creation of a pilot City Innovation role six months ago has seen significant milestones achieved including: the Smart Pedestrian Project; the City Innovation Strategy; the City Deal Collabor8 group; the Mastercard MOU, and a number of other activities related to jobs, investment attraction and capability building. 

 

The activities have put community at the forefront of engagement, and received widespread interest and acclaim – including winning a major award, contributing to Liverpool City Council’s reputation as an industry leader.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive and note the report outlining the progress achieved to date to position Liverpool as an Innovation City.

 

 

REPORT

 

At its meeting on 22 November 2017, Council endorsed a proposal to position Liverpool as an Innovation City. This is in alignment with a number of directions in Council’s Community Strategic Plan, including: seeking efficient and innovative methods to manage our resources; and, striving for best practice in all Council processes.

 

The resolution from the 22 November (DPG 03) meeting included the action: to report to Council on the progress of the initiative within six months of the appointment of the coordinator.

 

A Senior Officer City Innovation was appointed in February 2018 for 12 months. The officer has taken on a number of initiatives to build Liverpool’s position as an Innovation City, as discussed below.

 

Smart Pedestrian Project

 

The Smart Cities, Smart Liverpool, Smart Pedestrian project is jointly funded by the Australian Government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs Program and Liverpool City Council. A project control group of council staff from across the organisation meet monthly with project partners University of Wollongong and Meshed Pty Ltd. Outcomes to date include:

 

·    negotiation and signing of the agreement between the Australian Government and Liverpool City Council to proceed with the project;

·    a workshop held with community, staff, councillors and city stakeholders to test the project assumptions and provide community input into sensor locations;

·    a project launch by the Hon. Paul Fletcher MP, the then Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities, and Mayor Wendy Waller which resulted in $125,000 media coverage;

·    a high level of industry interest in the project resulting in presentations about the project to the Australian Smart Cities and Communities Conference in May, the NSW Property Council in July, and an upcoming presentation to Australia’s first Smart Cities Week in October; and

·    winning the Best Local Government Initiative at the Committee for Sydney Smart City Awards on 5 September 2018.

 

The sensor network is now being field tested, with the roll-out of traffic-counting, air-quality, and noise sensors in the next few months. The project concludes in March 2019.

 

The Smart Pedestrian Project aligns with the CSP strategies to:

·    seek efficient and innovative methods to manage our resources;

·    seek community engagement;

·    encourage community participation in decision making;

·    strive for best practice in all Council processes; and

·    meet the challenges of Liverpool’s growing population.

 

City Innovation Strategy

 

A terms of reference was developed and consultants selected through an RFQ process under Council’s procurement guidelines to advise and facilitate the City Innovation Strategy.

The strategy will support and build on the work of the Liverpool Innovation Precinct Committee and focus on how innovation can benefit the community. It will consider city challenges around rapid growth, livability, economic development and providing opportunities for local jobs. It will also stake Liverpool’s position as a city open to innovation and new opportunities for investment and growth.

 

Community consultation was held in August and September 2018 through Liverpool Listens, and via in-depth workshops with community, councillors, staff and city stakeholders. A draft City Innovation Strategy will be reported to Council’s October meeting for approval to exhibit the strategy during November 2018.

 

To test internal innovation as an organisational challenge, a project group, including waste experts and interested staff, is now working on developing and implementing ideas to reduce Council’s reliance on single-use plastic.

 

The Innovation Strategy aligns with the CSP strategies to:

·    implement access and equity for all members of the community;

·    attract businesses for economic growth and employment opportunities;

·    create an attractive environment for investment; and

·    encourage community participation in decision making.

 

City Deal – Collaborar8 group

 

Shortly after the City Deal announcement in March 2018, the Senior Officer City Innovation established an officer-level group with the City Deal councils to discuss the implications and implementation of the digital and smart technology commitments of the deal. Since then the group has met monthly and is now taking the lead on the Western Sydney Digital Action Plan. The Senior Officer City Innovation remains the LCC representative on this group, known as Collaborar8, and is also the LCC representative for the recently formed Digital Commitments Steering Committee.

 

Building on the foundation of the Liverpool Smart Pedestrian project, the City Deal group applied for a new grant to establish a Western Sydney sensor network, under the second round of the Australian Government Smart Cities and Suburbs program. If successful the project will expand the Liverpool sensor network (established by the Smart Pedestrian Project) to enable data collection and analysis related to urban heat. Council is committed to using this information to inform decision-making for better community outcomes on this critical livability issue for Western Sydney. A decision on grant applications is expected before the end of 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

Mastercard MOU

 

A strong factor in successful innovation is developing partnerships, including those with the private sector, and working collaboratively. In August 2018 Liverpool City Council was the first council in the Asia-Pacific to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Mastercard’s City Possible initiative.

 

A challenge for Liverpool is how to retain residents, workers and visitors in the city longer and after hours. Council has invested in improving infrastructure and creating activities to improve vibrancy and attractiveness of the city centre. The Mastercard project will consolidate this work and undertake new initiatives and ideas to tackle the challenge. It will explore the use of data to drive innovation, in line with the Western Sydney City Deal smart technology initiative.

 

The MOU demonstrates Council and Mastercard’s mutual intention to work together. It is significant because it puts Liverpool at the international forefront of new models of city problem solving where cities across the world work with industry to develop and pilot ideas. This MOU and project is managed by Council’s Senior Officer City Innovation.

 

The Mastercard project aligns with the CSP strategy to:

-     create an attractive environment or investment; and,

-     fulfil the community’s desire for more collaboration.

 

The MOU has resulted in positive media coverage for Liverpool City Council: http://www.startupdaily.net/2018/08/liverpool-city-council-partners-mastercard-city-possible-program/ and https://www.zdnet.com/article/mastercard-signs-up-sydney-suburb-to-smart-cities-program/.

 

Additional activities

 

The Senior Officer City Innovation has worked on a number of opportunities including:

·    engaging city stakeholders on the Smart Pedestrian Project and the City Innovation Strategy;

·    representing Liverpool City Council at the ICT Strategy sub-group of the Health Infrastructure master planning of the Liverpool Hospital/health precinct;

·    managing Council’s Future Cities Cooperative Research Centre bid in collaboration with university and industry partners. The CRC, if successful, would provide Liverpool City Council with access to leading Australian research into smart cities in the future;

·    facilitating innovation workshops and activities with more than 30 staff, 60 community representatives, community members and city stakeholders;

·    chairing 6 project control group meetings;

·    attending 5 Collabor8 meetings;

·    establishing connections with UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures, Transport for NSW, Sydney Water and RMS in relation to the Smart Pedestrian project; and

·    representing Council at more than 10 workshops and committees including the Committee for Sydney Smart Cities Taskforce, Jobs for NSW Innovation Precinct workshop, Standards Australia Smart Cities Roadmap workshop, and the Smart Cities Institute.

 

Current activities will go beyond the temporary appointment which ceases in February 2019. A permanent resource will be required to continue initiatives to position Liverpool as a City of Innovation.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

 

Ongoing resourcing will be incorporated into future budgets.

Facilitate economic development.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership

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

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

Deliver services that are customer focused.

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

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 03

Draft Tourism & CBD Committee Charter

 

Strategic Direction

Generating Opportunity

Attract businesses for economic growth and employment opportunities

File Ref

245445.2018

Report By

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

Approved By

Kiersten Fishburn - Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

At the meeting of 29 August 2018 Council resolved to merge the CBD and Tourism & Events Committees and, following consultation with community representatives and stakeholders (including a survey of the effectiveness of each committee), present a new combined charter for adoption.

 

A draft Tourism and CBD Committee Charter is included at Attachment 1.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Adopt the draft Tourism & CBD Committee Charter;

 

2.    Appoint five Councillors as members of the Tourism and CBD Committee; and

 

3.    Approve the appointment of the community representatives and strategic stakeholders of the former Tourism and Events and CBD Committees as members of the new Tourism and CBD Committee.

 

 

REPORT

 

At the meeting of 29 August 2018 Council resolved the following:

 

1.    Combine the CBD and Tourism & Events Committees;

2.    Present to the Council meeting in September for adoption a charter that reflects a combination of the two committees with any changes that are deemed acceptable;

3.    Advise the community representatives and stakeholders on the current committees of the change, noting that they will remain as part of the merged committee; and

4.    A report be brought back to Council outlining the attendance for each committee, and including a survey asking the representatives if the committees are effective and what can be done to improve them.

 

1.    DRAFT TOURISM & CBD COMMITTEE CHARTER

A draft Tourism and CBD Committee Charter (the draft Charter) at Attachment 1 combines the purpose, functions and outcomes of the former CBD and Tourism and Events Committees. The draft Charter has been reviewed by Council’s Governance Department.

 

The draft Charter as presented incorporates the Council resolution of 27 June 2018 to “Amalgamate the City Centre District Forum with the existing CBD Committee”. Clauses 11.1 and 11.2 of the draft Charter make provisions for attendance and participation by the general public.

 

2.    REPORT ON THE FORMER CBD AND TOURISM & EVENTS COMMITTEES

 

2.1  Committee members as appointed by Council

 

MEMBERS

Tourism & Events Committee

CBD Committee

Councillors

Wendy Waller

Tina Ayyad

Gus Balloot

Mazhar Hadid

Karress Rhodes

Geoff Shelton

Wendy Waller

Gus Balloot

Mazhar Hadid

Nathan Hagarty

Karress Rhodes

Community Representatives

Carol North-Samardzic

Michelle Caruso

Tom Wang

June Young

Adam Anderson

James Tran (resigned in August)

George Germanos

Matthew Sofi

Adam Anderson

Tom Wang

James Tran (resigned in August)

Strategic Stakeholders

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce

Club Liverpool

Liverpool Catholic Club

Liverpool Hospital

Western Sydney University

University of Wollongong

Belgravia Leisure

Riverside Stables

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce

Club Liverpool

Liverpool Catholic Club

Liverpool Hospital

Western Sydney University

University of Wollongong

Belgravia Leisure

Riverside Stables

Liverpool Local Area Command

 


 

 

2.2  Meeting attendances

The following table summarises attendance at previous meetings:

 

Date

Tourism & Events Committee

CBD Committee

Attended both

8 February

Quorum

Councillors (members)  4

Councillors (observers) 3

Community reps            6

Strategic stakeholders  7

Council staff                  8

Non-attendance            3

Quorum

Councillors (members)  3

Councillors (observers) 5

Community reps            6

Strategic stakeholders  5

Council staff                  6

Non-attendance            5

 

Councillors                   7

Community reps           3

Strategic stakeholders 3

Council staff                 6

12 April

Quorum

Councillors (members)  3

Councillors (observers) 2

Community reps            3

Strategic stakeholders  4

Council staff                  8

Non-attendance          10

No Quorum

Councillors (members)  3

Councillors (observers) 3

Community reps            2

Strategic stakeholders  4

Council staff                  6

Non-attendance          10

 

Councillors                   5

Community reps           1

Strategic stakeholders 3

Council staff                 6

Date

Tourism & Events Committee

CBD Committee

Attended both

14 June

Cancelled

No Quorum

Councillors (members)  3

Councillors (observers) 3

Community reps            2

Strategic stakeholders  5

Council staff                  5

Non-attendance            9

NA

9 August

Quorum

Councillors (members)  3

Councillors (observers) 2

Community reps            4

Strategic stakeholders  3

Council staff                  6

Non-attendance          10

No Quorum

Councillors (members)  3

Councillors (observers) 3

Community reps            1

Strategic stakeholders  3

Council staff                  5

Non-attendance          12

 

Councillors                   5

Community reps           1

Strategic stakeholders 3

Council staff                 6

 

2.3  Effectiveness of Committees

Community representatives and strategic stakeholders of the committees were asked the following questions:

 

1.   Would you participate in a merged committee?

Yes – 7

No – 3

 

2.   Do you believe the committees have been effective in fulfilling their objectives and functions as per the charters?

They are not fulfilling their objectives and functions                                       1

They are slightly effective at fulfilling their objectives and functions              2

They are moderately effective at fulfilling their objectives and functions       4

They are very effective at fulfilling their objectives and functions                  3

They are extremely effective at fulfilling their objectives and functions         0

 

3.   What can we do to improve the effectiveness of the committees? There were many detailed responses provided and they are summarised as follows:

·   Discussion of agenda items should be limited to specific timeframes, as they tend to deviate and take up too much time, at the expensive of other items.

·   There should be less speakers invited to present in order to have more time for discussion of agenda items.

·   There should be more focus on core issues such as Council infrastructure projects, perceptions of safety and how businesses can better participate in improving business opportunities and activating the visitor economy.

·   More emphasis should be put on identifying partners and key stakeholders who can engage with Liverpool’s growth and the opportunities presented for the CBD and the visitor economy.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

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).

Facilitate economic development.

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

Staff resourcing considerations associated with coordinating and servicing committees.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

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

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

Support policies and plans that prevent crime.

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


Civic Leadership

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

Foster neighbourhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

Deliver services that are customer focused.

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Draft Tourism and CBD Committee Charter  


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Chief Executive Officer Report

 

CEO 01

Election of Deputy Mayor

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

244703.2018

Report By

George Georgakis - Manager Council and Executive Services

Approved By

Kiersten Fishburn - Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Section 231 of the Local Government Act 1993 allows Councillors to elect a person from among their numbers to be the Deputy Mayor. The report recommends that Council proceeds with the election of the Deputy Mayor to be conducted by the Returning Officer.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council proceeds with the election of the Deputy Mayor to be conducted by the Returning Officer for the September 2018 – September 2019 period.

 

 

REPORT

 

Section 231 of the Local Government Act 1993, allows Councillors to elect a person from among their numbers to be the Deputy Mayor. Clause 73 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice states that the election will occur annually in September.

 

Section 231(2) of the Local Government Act 1993 states that “the person may be elected for the Mayoral term or a shorter period”. Traditionally, terms are for one year.

 

Schedule 7 Clause 394 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 provides that nominations for the Deputy Mayor must be in writing signed by at least two Councillors, one of whom may be the nominee. The nominee must consent in writing to the nomination. Nominations may be delivered or sent to the Returning Officer prior to or during the meeting.

The nomination form is attached.

 

The Chief Executive Officer is the Returning Officer for the election of Deputy Mayor.

 

Schedule 7 Clause 394 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 also provides that if more than one Councillor is nominated, the Council is to resolve whether the election is to proceed by preferential ballot, by ordinary ballot or by open voting.

 

Traditionally, the election has proceeded by way of open voting.

 

Accordingly, this report recommends that Council proceeds with the election of the Deputy Mayor for the September 2018 – September 2019 period, to be conducted by the Returning

Officer.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership

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

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

Legislative

Section 231 of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Nomination Form - Election of Deputy Mayor


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Attachment 1

Nomination Form - Election of Deputy Mayor

 

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Chief Executive Officer Report

 

CEO 02

Appointment of Councillors to Committees and Affiliated Bodies

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Encourage community participation in decision-making

File Ref

171441.2018

Report By

George Georgakis - Manager Council and Executive Services

Approved By

Kiersten Fishburn - Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The purpose of the report is for Council to appoint the Councillor representatives to Committees and affiliated bodies where nominations are required. 

 

Clause 73 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice states that at a meeting in September each year, Council shall by resolution, elect persons to all positions, including Chairpersons, delegates to all community committees and affiliated bodies. The method for election for all positions shall be determined by Council.

 

The report outlines the Committees and affiliated bodies which Council has endorsed and recommends that Council appoints the Councillor representatives for the period to September 2019. 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

1.    Appoints Councillors as representatives to the following Committees for the period to September 2019:

a.    Aboriginal Consultative Committee

b.    Audit, Risk & Improvement Committee

c.    Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Board

d.    Environment Advisory Committee

e.    Heritage Advisory Committee 

f.     Intermodal Committee

g.    Liverpool Access Committee

h.    Liverpool Sports Committee

i.     Tourism & CBD Committee (combined Committee)

j.     Youth Council

 

2.    Notes that all Councillors are members of the following Committees, and as such specific appointments are not required;

 

k.    Budget Review Panel

l.     Strategic Panel

m.   Civic Advisory Committee

n.    Community & Safety Prevention Committee

 

3.    Appoints Councillors as representatives to the following community committees and affiliated bodies and notifies them of their representatives for the period to September 2019:

 

a.    Georges River Combined Councils Committee 

b.    Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre

c.    Liverpool Traffic Committee

d.    Macarthur Bushfire Management Committee

e.    NSW Metropolitan Public Libraries Association

f.     South West Regional Planning Panel

g.    South West Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS)

h.    Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC)

 

4.   Note and endorse the proposed name change of the Liverpool Traffic Committee to

the Liverpool Pedestrian, Active Transport and Traffic Committee pending the Committee’s consideration of the name change at their meeting on 19 September 2018 (which is after the publication of this Council Agenda).

 

REPORT

 

Appointment of Councillors to Council Committees

 

Council is required to nominate its Councillor representatives for the committees it establishes. Those nominated to be representatives for the committees must be endorsed by a resolution of Council. Clause 73 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice states that Council shall by resolution, elected persons to all committees annually in September.

 

The following information provides an outline of committees established by Council.

 

Note, the list in the table below does not include the following Committees as all Councillors are members, and as such, specific appointed representatives are not required:

 

-     Budget Review Panel

-     Strategic Panel

-     Civic Advisory Committee, and

-     Community & Safety Prevention Committee.

It should also be noted that at the 24 September 2014 Council meeting, Council resolved that “for internal Council Committees, all Councillors are entitled to attend, speak and participate in Committee deliberations”. 

 

At the 29 August 2018 Council meeting, with regard to the Audit, Risk & Improvement Committee, Council considered a Notice of Motion and resolved that clause 9.1 of the Charter be amended by the insertion of a second sentence as follows:

 

“In the event no Councillor member including the Deputy Mayor is in attendance in person or as otherwise authorised by this charter within fifteen minutes of the scheduled commencement time of a meeting then any Councillor in fact present shall be deemed to be a Councillor member for the purpose of that meeting and shall be entitled to the same rights of participation as a Councillor elected to the role and where more than one Councillor is so present then the Chairperson shall in the absence of agreement otherwise conduct a vote in such manner as he or she sees fit to determine which Councillor shall be so selected”.

 

As was provided in the CEO comment to the abovementioned Notice of Motion, when Councillors are allocated to Committee of Council at the September Council meeting and a vote is casted on their membership, Council may wish to consider the appropriateness of a similar clause or the provision for an alternate voting member in the instance no quorum is reached.

 

Aboriginal Consultative Committee

Purpose

The Aboriginal Consultative Committee has been established primarily to provide an open line of communication between Council and the Aboriginal community.

Meeting Information

Bi-monthly, first Thursday, 6-8pm (with exception of January and July), PCYC

Representatives

Mayor or Delegate and a Councillor

Current Representatives

Mayor Waller, Clr Rhodes and Clr Shelton

 

 

Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee

Purpose

The objective of the ARIC is to review the following aspects of Council’s operations: compliance; risk management; fraud control; financial management; governance; implementation of Council’s strategic plan, delivery program and strategies; service reviews; collection of performance measurement data by Council; provide information to Council for the purpose of improving Council’s performance of its functions; and external accountability. 

Meeting Information

Quarterly, 3:00 – 5:00pm on a Friday, Liverpool City Library

Representatives

Deputy Mayor and one Councillor

Current Representatives

Deputy Mayor Ayyad and Clr Harle

 

 

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Board      

Purpose

This Board has been established primarily to assist in the production and promotion of cultural programs including literature, music, performing arts, visual arts, craft, design, film, video, community arts, Aboriginal arts and collections of moveable cultural heritage programs.

 

Meeting Information

Quarterly, 4:30-6:00pm on a Thursday, CPAC

Representatives

Mayor (or delegate), Deputy Mayor, and one Councillor

Current Representatives

Mayor Waller and Deputy Mayor Ayyad

 

 

Environment Advisory Committee

Purpose

This committee has been established primarily to consider and provide input to Council’s environment programs by making recommendation to Council.

Meeting Information

Quarterly, 5:30pm on a Tuesday, Moore St: Ground Floor - Maria Lock Room Internal

Representatives

Two Councillors

Current Representatives

Clrs Shelton and Harle

 

 

Heritage Advisory Committee 

Purpose

This committee has been established primarily to support the conservation and promotion of heritage within the Liverpool Local Government Area by providing relevant community based advice and assistance.

Meeting Information

Quarterly, 2:30-4:00pm on a Monday, Liverpool City Library

Representatives

Two Councillors

Current Representatives

Clrs Hadid and Harle

 

 

Intermodal Committee

Purpose

The Intermodal Committee has been established primarily to respond to the challenges presented by the proposed Intermodal at Moorebank.

Meeting Information

Quarterly, 6:00 – 7:30pm on a Tuesday, Liverpool City Library

Representatives

One Councillor

Current Representatives

Clr Hadchiti

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liverpool Access Committee

Purpose

This committee has been established primarily to provide advice to Council which will effectively improve and alleviate access difficulties experienced by people with disabilities in Liverpool.

Meeting Information

Quarterly, 1:00-3:00pm on a Thursday, Liverpool City Library

Representatives

Mayor or delegate and one Councillor

Current Representatives

Mayor Waller and Clr Harle

 

 


Liverpool Sports Committee

Purpose

The committee has been established to:

a)   Provide a forum for representing the views of sporting organisation members, clubs and associations to Council relating to sporting matters.

b)   Assist with the promotion, coordination and growth of sporting codes within the Liverpool LGA.

Meeting Information

Quarterly, 7:00-9:00pm on the last Thursday of the month, external sporting venues

Representatives

Mayor or delegate

Current Representatives

Clr Hadid

 

 

Tourism & Events Committee

Purpose and Meeting information

The committee has been established to:

a)   Provide relevant advice and recommendations to Council staff which relate to the local economic development of the visitor economy in the Liverpool LGA, including recreation, tourism and major events;

b)   Enhance tourism, encourage business growth, attract visitors and boost economic development in the Liverpool LGA

c)   Monitor major events that may occur in the Liverpool LGA and to advise any concerns that may arise in relation to these events;

d)   Identify/capitalise on existing and potential tourism opportunities with local stakeholders and partners;

e)   Unite relevant stakeholders to advocate for improvements to the LGA to meet needs arising from the increase in the local visitor economy, projected to result from major capital works currently taking place within Liverpool.

Meeting Information

Bi monthly, 9:30 – 11:00am on a Thursday, Liverpool City Library

Representatives

Mayor or delegate, including five Councillors

Current Representatives

Deputy Mayor Ayyad, Clr Balloot, Clr Hadid, Clr Shelton and Clr Rhodes

 

 

 

IMPORTANT CHANGE:

 

At the 29 August 2018 Council meeting, Council resolved (in part) that:

1.   Council combine the CBD and Tourism & Events Committee; and

2.   Present to the Council meeting in September for adoption a charter that reflects a combination of the two committees with any changes that are deemed acceptable. 

A separate report is included on this Agenda for the 26 September 2018 Council meeting presenting a Charter that reflects a combination of the two Committees. If adopted, Council will need to appoint its representatives to the Tourism & CBD Committee.

 

 

CBD Committee

Purpose and Meeting information

The purpose of the Committee is to provide relevant advice and recommendations to Council relating to:

 

a)   The development and delivery of a City Centre Activation Strategy

b)   Matters and initiatives relating to the operational success of the CBD as a commercial centre; and

c)   Council strategies to drive economic, social and cultural development in the CBD.

 

Meeting Information

Bi monthly, 12:00 – 1:30 pm on a Thursday, Liverpool City Library

Representatives

Mayor or delegate, including four Councillors

Current Representatives

Clr Balloot, Clr Hadid, Clr Hagarty and Clr Rhodes

 

IMPORTANT CHANGE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the 29 August 2018 Council meeting, Council resolved (in part)  that:

1.   Council combine the CBD and Tourism & Events Committee; and

2.   Present to the Council meeting in September for adoption a charter that reflects a combination of the two committees with any changes that are deemed acceptable. 

A separate report is included on this Agenda for the 26 September 2018 Council meeting presenting a Charter that reflects a combination of the two Committees. If adopted, Council will need to appoint its representatives to the Tourism & CBD Committee.

Youth Council

Purpose

The Liverpool Youth Council has been established primarily to provide advice to Council about issues relating to young people, to act as a consultative mechanism for young people and to promote the interests of young people in Liverpool.

Meeting Information

Monthly, at varied times, Liverpool City Library

Representatives

Mayor or delegate, and Two Councillors

Current Representatives

Mayor Waller, Clr Hagarty and Clr Kaliyanda

 

Appointment of Councillors to Community Committees and Affiliated Bodies

 

In accordance with Clause 73 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, Council nominates its Councillor representatives for various community committees and affiliated bodies in September each year. Those nominated to be representatives must be endorsed by a resolution of Council.

 

The following information provides an outline of bodies currently affiliated with Council.

 

Georges River Combined Councils Committee  (GRCCC)

Purpose

The primary role of the Georges River Combined Councils Committee (GRCCC) is to develop programs and partnerships, and to lobby government organisations and other stakeholders in order to protect, conserve and enhance the Georges River.

Meeting Information

Bi-monthly, 6pm on a Thursday, at various Councils

Representatives

Two Councillors

Current Representatives

Clrs Harle and Shelton

 

 

Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre (WSMRC)

Purpose

The Liverpool MRC provides a range of services and support for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and undertakes community development and advocacy.

Meeting Information

Bi-monthly, 5:30-7:30pm. L1 108 Moore Street, Liverpool NSW 2170

Representatives

Two Councillors

Current Representatives

Clr Karnib and Clr Hagarty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liverpool Traffic Committee

Purpose

To provide advice on regulatory traffic facilities, line marking or signage to Council

Meeting Information

Bi-monthly, 9:30-12:30pm on a Wednesday, Liverpool City Library

Representatives

Mayor or delegate

Current Representatives

Deputy Mayor Ayyad

 

PROPOSED NAME CHANGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The name of the Liverpool Local Traffic Committee is proposed to be changed to the Liverpool Pedestrian, Active Transport and Traffic Committee.  The proposed name change is consistent with changes made in other councils, to better reflect and highlight the responsibilities and priorities of the committee, focussed on all road users including pedestrians, cyclists in addition to motorists.

 

The committee will consider this proposed name change at its meeting on 19 September. It is recommended that Council endorse the name change pending Committee’s approval on 19 September 2018.

 

The duties, functions, membership and administration of the Committee will remain unchanged.

 

 

Macarthur Bushfire Management Committee

Purpose

The Bushfire Management Committee is responsible for planning for and advising in relation to bush fire prevention and coordinating firefighting.

Meeting Information

Quarterly, 10:00am – 12:00pm. West Leagues Club, Leumeah

Representatives

One Councillor

Current Representatives

Clr Harle

 

 

NSW Metropolitan Public Libraries Association (NSW MPLA)

Purpose

The NSW MPLA is the peak body that represents the interests and development of public libraries in metropolitan areas and is aimed at “positioning, sustaining and developing public libraries in the greater Sydney region for the social, cultural and economic benefit of their communities”. 

Meeting Information

Quarterly at various locations

Representatives

Two representatives, one of whom shall be an elected Councillor and the other generally being a Library Manager.

Current Representatives

Clr Kaliyanda

 

 

South West Regional Planning Panel

Purpose

The primary function of the South West Regional Planning Panel is to determine regionally significant development applications. 

Meeting Information

Monthly, at varied times, Liverpool City Library

Representatives

Two council appointed members, one of whom is required to have expertise in one or more of the following areas: planning, architecture, heritage, environment, urban design, land economics, traffic and transport, law, engineering or tourism.  Expertise may be demonstrated by formal qualifications or relevant skills, knowledge and practical experience.

Current Representatives

Mayor Waller and Clr Harle, with Clrs Hagarty and Karnib as alternates

 

 

South West Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS)

Purpose

The SWSAS provides talented athlete identification and development programs which assist athletes to successfully realise their sporting potential.

Meeting Information

Board meets six times per year, varies between 5:30 – 6:00pm, Thursday, venues vary between Wollondilly, Camden, Campbelltown and Liverpool

Representatives

One Councillor

Current Representatives

Clr Rhodes

 

 

Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC)

Purpose

WSROC is run by a board that represents members councils in Sydney, and supports business improvement, research and partnerships

Meeting Information

Bi monthly, on a Thursday, venues and timing vary

Representatives

Mayor and one Councillor

Current Representatives

Mayor Waller, Clr Rhodes and Clr Balloot as alternate

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

Provision has been made in the 2018/19 budget for costs associated with the committees.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership

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.

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Chief Executive Officer Report

 

CEO 03

Resilient Sydney

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

223309.2018

Report By

Phillip Lee - Corporate Strategy and Performance Project Officer

Approved By

Kiersten Fishburn - Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

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 a city’s residents are likely to experience in their lifetime and supports local government to build resilience to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are faced by the 21st century.

 

Following a Mayoral Minute at the July meeting of Council, Council resolved to:

 

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.

 

The strategy has 35 separate actions that involve a cross section of the economy and all levels of government. Several of these actions have a focus on local government and are relevant to the current Liverpool situation. In response to the Mayoral Minute, this report provides an outline of the cost neutral actions which complement Council’s existing policies and projects and are consistent with the Community Strategic Plan.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council endorse the actions listed in this report and implement these through existing resources as a means of demonstrating Councils support for the Resilient Sydney initiative.

 

 

 

 

 

REPORT

 

Background - Resilient Sydney

 

Resilient Sydney is part of the 100 Resilient Cites (100RC) global initiative funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. The 100 Resilient Cities initiative helps cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. The Resilient Sydney strategy considers the resilience of Sydney at a metropolitan scale, with a commitment by stakeholders to work beyond their boundaries and support collective leadership.

 

The Strategy identifies Sydney’s major acute shocks as being: extreme weather, infrastructure failure, financial institution failure, water crisis, digital network failure, terror attack, disease pandemic and cyber-attack. It identifies Sydney’s chronic stresses as: health services demand, housing affordability, social cohesion, employment diversity, inequity, chronic illness, transport diversity and drug and alcohol abuse.

 

All of these would have a significant impact on Liverpool due to its location, high population growth and socio-economic attributes. The Strategy is aimed at strengthening communities in metropolitan Sydney and their ability to “survive, adapt and thrive” in the face of these local shocks and stresses. It asks Council to:

 

·    investigate and understand metropolitan scale community risks, as well as the local place-based risks faced by Council

·    engage with the people in the city, most impacted by Council’s decisions

·    clarify the role of Council in resilience of the city

·    engage in training and capacity building across Council

·    collaborate to develop an action plan

·    undertake action and investment.

 

The strategy is centered around five directions with a five-year action plan of 35 actions. Out of these, 18 are in line with Council’s existing strategic direction and can be implemented through existing resources and programs.

 

There are also several actions in the plan, that Council does not have a direct role in implementing, however it can still participate and provide support as required. For example: participate in training programs related to Action 32: Maintain and support the Resilient Sydney Office and contribute to research on measuring resilience and wellbeing as per Action 33: Measure resilience and wellbeing to monitor and evaluate our goals.

 


 

 

Table 1: Relevant Resilient Sydney Strategy Actions

 

The Resilient Sydney Strategy aligns with the general values and vision of the Liverpool community, in particular, Direction 1 - Creating Connection and Direction 2 – Strengthening and Protecting our Environment. It is recommended that Council endorse the below actions as they are in line with Council’s existing policies and strategic direction.

 

More detailed information regarding the below actions, including a description of each action and the Liverpool City Council context has been provided in attachment 2.

 

Action

Liverpool City Council Community Strategic Plan link(s)

 

Resilient Sydney Direction 1: People centred city

 

Action 1: Shocks and stresses managed through planning for growth

 

G.1

Meet the challenges of Liverpool’s growing population

S.4

Exercise Planning Controls to create high-quality, inclusive urban environments

S.5

Develop and advocate for plans that support safe and friendly communities

 

Action 2: Network metropolitan practitioners for community agency

L.2

Increase community engagement

L.3

Encourage community participation in decision-making

Action 3: Collaborate for cross-city active transport

 

G.4

Advocate for, and develop, transport networks to create an accessible city

Action 4: Support people to work closer to home.

 

G.2

Attract businesses for economic growth and employment

G.3

Create an attractive environment for investment

 

Action 5: Improve access to health precincts

G.4

Advocate for, and develop, transport networks to create an accessible city

 

Action 7: Advocate for affordable housing for everyone

 

S.4

Exercise planning controls to create high-quality, inclusive, urban environments

 

Action 8: Develop skills for equity

 

C.3

Implement access and equity for all members of the community

 

Resilient Sydney Direction 2: Live with our climate

 

Action 9: Policy and action to cool homes and streets

 

S.3

Encourage sustainability, energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy

S.4

Exercise planning controls to create high quality, inclusive, urban environments

 

Resilient Sydney Direction 3: Connect for strength

 

Action 16: Monitor metropolitan social cohesion and wellbeing

 

C.1

Celebrate Diversity, promote inclusion and recognise heritage

Action 18: Support communities to know their neighbours

 

C.1

Celebrate diversity, promote inclusion and recognise heritage

 

C.3

Implement access and equity for all

Action 19: Encourage cross-city visitation and understanding

 

C.2

Deliver a range of community events and activities

Action 20: Promote safety and tolerance in everyday interactions

 

C.1

Celebrate diversity, promote inclusion and recognise heritage

C.3

Implement access and equity for all

Action 21: Promote broad adoption of Welcome to Country protocols (WCP)

 

C.1

Celebrate diversity, promote inclusion and recognise heritage

Action 22: Support diversity in leadership

 

L.1

Seek efficient and innovative methods to manage our resources

L.4

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

 

Resilient Sydney Direction 4: Get ready

 

Action 23: Get Prepared – 100,000 ready Sydneysiders

 

L.2

Increase community engagement

Action 28: Support small businesses to manage cybersecurity

 

G.2

Attract businesses for economic growth and employment opportunities

G.3

Create an attractive environment for investment(G3)

 

Resilient Sydney Direction 5: One city

 

Action 31: Engage 100 organisations in the Sydney Resilience Commitment

 

S.5

Develop and advocate for, plans that support safe and friendly communities.

 

 

 

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

All of the actions listed in this report can be implemented through existing resources and programs.

Environment

Manage the environmental health of waterways.

Retain viable opportunities for local food production while managing land use to meet urban growth.

Enhance the environmental performance of buildings and homes.

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

Promote an integrated and user friendly public transport service.

Support the delivery of a range of transport options.


Social

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

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

Promote community harmony and address discrimination.


Civic Leadership

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.

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

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Resilient Sydney Strategy (Under separate cover)

2.         Council context - Resilient Sydney  


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City Community and Culture Report

 

COM 01

Grants, Donations and Corporate Sponsorship

 

Strategic Direction

Creating Connection

Implement access and equity for all members of the community

File Ref

238928.2018

Report By

Galavizh Ahmadi Nia - Manager Community Development and Planning

Approved By

Tina Sangiuliano - Acting Director City Community and Culture

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council is committed to building strong and resilient communities in the Liverpool Local Government Area (LGA) and to maximising social wellbeing. One way of achieving these goals is to provide financial support in the form of grants, donations and sponsorships to individuals and groups to develop leadership skills, increase participation in community activities and address identified social issues.

 

This report presents the funding recommendations for the Corporate Sponsorship (Outgoing) Program and the Sustainable Environment Grants Program for Council’s consideration.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council endorses the funding recommendations of $20,000 (GST exclusive) under the Corporate Sponsorship (Outgoing) Program for the following projects:

 

Applicant

Project

Recommended

Liverpool Christians Community Celebrations

Liverpool Carols in the Park

$10,000

al-Muntada (Iraqi Australian University Graduate Forum)

2018 Iraqi Cultural Festival

$10,000

 

That Council endorses the funding recommendation of $21,396 (GST exclusive) under the Sustainable Environment Grants Program for the following projects:

 

Applicant

Project

Recommended

Hammondville Public School

Native Garden and Natural Yarning Circle

$5,000

St Christopher’s Primary School

Waste Warriors & Green Gardeners

$5,000

Liverpool Public Primary School

LSP Storm Water Education

$5,000

The Australian Foundation for Disability

Sensory Native Garden

$4,550

Liverpool Women's Resource Centre

141 Cartwright Miller

$1,846

 

REPORT

 

Corporate Sponsorship (Outgoing) Program

 

The Corporate Sponsorship (Outgoing) Program received two applications which both met the criteria and are recommended for funding as outlined below:

 

Applicant

Liverpool Christians Community Celebrations

Location

Liverpool

Organisation

Charity

Project

Liverpool Carols in the Park

Amount Requested

$10,000

Description

Objective

An open celebration of Christmas, inclusive of the whole community of Liverpool. The event contains a daytime festival (4pm-7pm) with free food, free games, gifts and activities. A multi-cultural and multi-lingual carols concert with performances from church groups and choirs to entertain and engage the community in the celebration will follow from 7pm-9pm.

Outcomes

·    This event will allow different community groups to come together for a family celebration through cultural performances, music, singing, gifts and other fun activities for children and families; and

·    The event will provide the whole community with a free day of fun and celebration.

Beneficiaries

·    Engage up to 100 local volunteers;

·    Anticipating up to 5,000 people in attendance;

·    Key agencies including Council, SES, Police and Fire Service will be offered the opportunity to host information stalls; and

·    Council who will be able to host a stall and an opportunity for the Mayor to speak.

Assessment

Recommended for Funding - $10,000

The applicant has demonstrated links to Council’s ‘Community Strategic Plan’ and aligns to outcomes of the Corporate Sponsorship (Outgoing) Policy:

Direction 1 – Creating Connection by celebrating diversity, promote inclusion, and recognise heritage

Direction 4 – Leading Through Collaboration by increasing community engagement

·    Corporate Sponsorship (Outgoing) Policy – 4.2.2 Provides an innovative opportunity to meet community needs and promote Liverpool’s cultural diversity.

 

Applicant

al-Muntada (Iraqi Australian University Graduate Forum)

Location

Casula

Organisation

Other Incorporated Entity

Project

2018 Iraqi Cultural Festival

Amount Requested

$10,000

Description

Objective

This event aims to present the best of Iraqi arts and culture including lectures, music, dance, films and visual art, while bringing the Iraqi community groups together and engaging with the broader Australian community.

Outcomes

·    This event will bring together diverse sections of the Iraqi community through art and cultural activities to promote social cohesion and mutual understanding among them;

·    Serve to help to mend the tension in relationships between Iraqi community groups due to current violence and political conflict in Iraq; and

·    Engage with the broader Australian community and increase awareness of the richness of Iraqi culture.

Beneficiaries

·    Up to 1000 attendees anticipated across all the sessions;

·    Liverpool Community as a whole;

·    The diverse religious and ethnic groups of the Iraqi community in Liverpool Local Government Area; and

·    Local businesses as the event will attract people from outside Liverpool to the city and to the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

Assessment

Recommended for Funding - $10,000

The applicant has demonstrated links to Council’s ‘Community Strategic Plan’ and aligns to outcomes of the Corporate Sponsorship (Outgoing) Policy:

Direction 1 – Creating Connection by celebrating diversity, promote inclusion, and recognise heritage

Direction 4 – Leading Through Collaboration by increasing community engagement

·    Corporate Sponsorship (Outgoing) Policy – 4.2.2 Provides an innovative opportunity to meet community needs and promote Liverpool’s cultural diversity

 

Sustainable Environment Grants

 

The Sustainable Environment Grants received nine applications, five of which met the criteria and are recommended for funding as outlined below:

 

Applicant

Hammondville Public School

Location

Hammondville

Organisation

NSW Government Schools

Project

Native Garden and Natural Yarning Circle

Amount Requested

$5,000

Description

Objective

This project aims to develop native gardens, an Indigenous yarning circle, and drip irrigation systems to ensure sustainability of the gardens.

Outcomes

·     Students are able to explore and learn about the environment;

·     Students develop knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture;

·     Students develop understanding of sustainable practices; and

·     Encourage discussion with family and friends on the importance of environmental sustainability.

Beneficiaries

·    482 students plus 44 staff;

·    300 out of school care students;

·    300 vocational care students;

·    The local community users of the school grounds; and

·    Families and friends visiting the school.

Assessment

Recommended for Funding - $5,000

The project aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan ‘Direction 2: Strengthening and Protecting our Environment’. 

The project meets the expected program outcomes below:

·    Enable schools and community groups to promote more efficient resource use and improve the quality of the local environment;

·    Engage and encourage community members to take initiative in improving their behaviours for a more sustainable future;

·    Encourage schools and community groups to identify and implement programs that protect and enhance Liverpool's unique natural environment;

·    Improve the health of vegetation, water quality and healthy ecosystems contributing to cleaner waterways, air and healthier native vegetation; and

·    Promote ongoing learning and raise awareness in the community about environmentally sustainable practices including actively participating in Council's environmental programs and activities.

 

Applicant

St Christopher’s Primary School

Location

Holsworthy

Organisation

Sydney Catholic Schools

Project

Waste Warriors and Green Gardeners

Amount Requested

$5,000

Description

Objective

This project aims to implement waste minimisation and recycling initiatives and develop an Aboriginal ‘Bush Tucker’ garden.

Outcomes

·    Reduction of waste going to land fill;

·    Educate students on amount of litter in the school;

·    Educate students and the school community on sustainable practices including mulching, composting and worm farming;

·    Develop knowledge of native plants including Aboriginal bush tucker; and

·    Improve local biodiversity and habitat creation via native plants.

Beneficiaries

·    564 students, 50 staff members, their family and friends; and

·    Community groups utilising the school grounds.

Assessment

Recommended for Funding - $5,000

The project aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan ‘Direction 2: Strengthening and Protecting our Environment’. 

The project meets the expected program outcomes below:

·    Enable schools and community groups to promote more efficient resource use and improve the quality of the local environment;

·    Engage and encourage community members to take initiative in improving their behaviours for a more sustainable future;

·    Encourage schools and community groups to identify and implement programs that protect and enhance Liverpool's unique natural environment;

·    Improve the health of vegetation, water quality and healthy ecosystems contributing to cleaner waterways, air and healthier native vegetation; and

·    Promote ongoing learning and raise awareness in the community about environmentally sustainable practices including actively participating in Council's environmental programs and activities.

 

Applicant

Liverpool Public Primary School

Location

Liverpool

Organisation

NSW Government Schools

Project

LSP Storm Water Education

Amount Requested

$5,000

Description

Objective

This project aims to educate students on the necessary protection of stormwater systems and local waterways through the installation of drain grates, water catchment and documentary workshops.

Outcomes

·    Artwork on and around the storm waterway drains as continual reminder of the educational outcomes of the program;

·    Informing students and the local community on the importance of maintaining healthy water catchments for the future; and

·    A documentary for future lessons on marine environment.

Beneficiaries

·    730 Students plus 50 teachers;

·    1,000+ parents, guardians, siblings and community groups; and

·    The wider environment, fish, birds, turtles and other wildlife living in and around the waterways.

Assessment

Recommended for Funding - $5,000

The project aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan ‘Direction 2: Strengthening and Protecting our Environment’. 

The project meets the expected program outcomes below:

·    Enable schools and community groups to promote more efficient resource use and improve the quality of the local environment;

·    Engage and encourage community members to take initiative in improving their behaviours for a more sustainable future;

·    Encourage schools and community groups to identify and implement programs that protect and enhance Liverpool's unique natural environment;

·    Improve the health of vegetation, water quality and healthy ecosystems contributing to cleaner waterways, air and healthier native vegetation; and

·    Promote ongoing learning and raise awareness in the community about environmentally sustainable practices including actively participating in Council's environmental programs and activities.

 

Applicant

The Australian Foundation for Disability

Location

Lurnea

Organisation

Public Benevolent Institution

Project

Sensory Native Garden

Amount Requested

$5,000

Description

Objective

This project will engage a garden therapist to provide workshops and create a sensory native garden for the day respite clients.

Outcomes

·    Environmentally sustainable garden for clients with a moderate to severe disability with high support needs;

·    Exposure to healthy eating lifestyles;

·    Education on how waste can be turned into compost and mulch; and

·    Appropriate environment for weekly therapeutic garden sessions.

Beneficiaries

·    The many clients with disability and high support needs;

·    Staff, volunteers and community groups associated with the program; and

·    Therapist using the sensory environment.  

Assessment

Recommended for Funding - $4,550

The project aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan ‘Direction 2: Strengthening and Protecting our Environment’. 

The project meets the expected program outcomes below:

·    Enable schools and community groups to promote more efficient resource use and improve the quality of the local environment;

·    Engage and encourage community members to take initiative in improving their behaviours for a more sustainable future;

·    Encourage schools and community groups to identify and implement programs that protect and enhance Liverpool's unique natural environment; and

·    Improve the health of vegetation, water quality and healthy ecosystems contributing to cleaner waterways, air and healthier native vegetation.

*Amount recommended is lower than requested as costs for stationary are not eligible for funding under General Exclusion 6.2(f) of the ‘Grants and Donations Policy’.

 

Applicant

Liverpool Women's Resource Centre

Location

Miller

Organisation

Public Benevolent Institution

Project

141 Cartwright Miller

Amount Requested

$2,600

Description

Objective

This grant will continue to support ongoing delivery of The Liverpool City Garden Project at 141 Cartwright Ave Miller, through workshops on sustainable gardening practices and provision of tools to undertake garden maintenance.

Outcomes

·    Residents to gain skills in growing their own vegetables and plants and to learn how to propagate seedlings;

·    Provide sustainable activities to address social isolation and mental health issues experienced by these residents;

·    Increase knowledge on composting techniques; and

·    Increase knowledge and skills in gardening care.

Beneficiaries

·    30 residents; and

·    Neighbours, family and friends.

Assessment

Recommended for Funding - $1,846

The project aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan ‘Direction 2: Strengthening and Protecting our Environment’. 

The project meets the expected program outcomes below:

·    Enable schools and community groups to promote more efficient resource use and improve the quality of the local environment;

·    Engage and encourage community members to take initiative in improving their behaviours for a more sustainable future;

·    Encourage schools and community groups to identify and implement programs that protect and enhance Liverpool's unique natural environment; and

·    Promote ongoing learning and raise awareness in the community about environmentally sustainable practices including actively participating in Council's environmental programs and activities.

*Amount recommended is lower than requested as costs for administration are not eligible for funding under General Exclusion 6.2(f) of the ‘Grants and Donations Policy’.

 


 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

 

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP (OUTGOING)

Budget allocation

Current balance

Should Council endorse the recommended amount of:

Remaining budget

$100,000

$81,328

$20,000

$61,328

COMMUNITY GRANTS

Budget allocation

Current balance

No recommendation in this report

Remaining budget

$102,000

$102,000

-

$102,000

MATCHING GRANTS

Budget allocation

Current balance

No recommendation in this report

Remaining budget

$200,000

$200,000

-

$200,000

COMBINED GRANT AND SPONSORSHIP FUNDING

Combined budget allocation

Combined current balance

Total recommended amounts:

Remaining budget

$402,000

$383,328

$20,000

$363,328

SUSTANABLE ENVIRONMENT GRANTS 

Budget allocation

Current balance

Should Council endorse the recommended amount of:

Remaining budget

$75,000

$75,000

$21,396

$53,604

Environment

Provide financial assistance to support schools and community groups to play an active role in reducing their impact on the environment and implementing environmentally sustainable actions.

Social

Support community organisations and groups to deliver services.

Civic Leadership

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

Legislative

Local Government Act 1993 - s356.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Corporate Sponsorship (Outgoing) Policy (Under separate cover)

2.         Grants and Donations Policy (Under separate cover)   


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CORP 01

Investment Report August 2018

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Seek efficient and innovative methods to manage our resources

File Ref

234942.2018

Report By

John Singh - Revenue Accountant

Approved By

Vishwa Nadan - Chief Financial Officer 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report details Council’s Investment portfolio.

 

At 31 August 2018, Council held investments with a market value of $265 million.

 

The portfolio yield to the end of August 2018 is 62 basis points above the AusBond Bank Bill index.

 

AusBond Bank Bill Index (BBI)

Benchmark

1.85%

Portfolio yield

2.47%

Performance above benchmarks

0.62%

 

Return on investment for August 2018 was $294k higher than budget.

 

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

 

Council’s portfolio also fully complies with limits set out in its investment policy. NSW TCorp however has recommended that Council progressively reduce its exposure to lower rated financial institutions to below 25% of its investment portfolio by 2021.

 

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 31 August 2018, Council held investments with a market value of $265 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:

 

The ratio of market value compared to face value of various debt securities is shown in the table below.

 

Asset Class

Aug-18

Jun-18

Senior Debts (FRN's ,TCD's & FRB)*

100.29%

100.22%

MBS (Reverse Mortgage Backed Securities)

59.66%

59.26%

T-Corp Unit Trusts

101.68%

101.26%

 

*Definition of terms

 

·      Transferrable Certificate of Deposit (TCD) t - 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).

·      Fixed Rate Bond (FRB) – returns Fixed Coupon (interest) Rate and is tradeable before maturity.

 

Council is fully compliant with the requirements of the Ministerial Investment Order including the grandfathering provisions. The grandfathering 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.

NSW TCorp has recommended that Council progressively reduce its exposure to lower rated financial institutions to below 25% by 2021. Council staff are working with investment advisors to meet this requirement.

 

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 relevant market benchmark.

 

Council’s Investment Policy prescribes AusBond Bank Bill Index (ABBI) as a benchmark to measure return on cash and fixed interest securities. The ABBI represents average daily yield of a parcel of bank bills. Historically there has been a positive correlation between changes in the cash rate and the resulting impact on the ABBI benchmark.

 

The portfolio yield to 31 August 2018 exceeded the AusBond Bank Bill index by 62 basis points (2.47% against 1.85 %).

 

Council continues to achieve a solid outcome despite ongoing margin contraction and significantly lower market term deposit yields. Comparative yields for the previous months are charted below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Performance of Portfolio Returns against Budget

 

Council’s investment income for August 2018 exceeded budget by $294k mainly due to higher actual monthly average portfolio holdings compared to budgeted monthly average portfolio holdings for the period.

 

 

Investment Portfolio at a Glance

 

 

Portfolio Performance

 

 

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The portfolio yield to 31 August 2018 exceeded the AusBond Bank Bill index by 62 basis points (2.47% against 1.85%).

Annual Income vs. Budget

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Council’s investment interest income exceeded budget by $294k as at 31 August 2018 mainly due to higher actual monthly average portfolio holdings compared to budgeted monthly average portfolio holdings.

 

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

Overall Portfolio Credit 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 has left the official cash rate on hold at 1.5 per cent in its 4 September 2018 meeting. The current 1.5 per cent cash rate is at a historically low level and impacts returns on investment.

 

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.

 

Independent verification by Head of Audit, Risk and Improvement (HARI)

Council requested an on-going independent review of its investment portfolio by Audit Risk and Improvement Committee (ARIC) or its representative under delegated authority. The ARIC has agreed for its Chairperson to provide a certificate on a quarterly basis – next certificate will be presented to Council on 21 November 2018.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

Council’s investment interest income exceeded budget by $294k as at 31 August 2018 mainly due to higher actual monthly average portfolio holdings compared to budgeted monthly average portfolio holdings.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

Legislative

Council is fully compliant with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1993 – Investment Order (authorized investments) and with reporting requirements under Clause 212 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Investment Portfolio - August 2018  


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Investment Report August 2018

Attachment 1

Investment Portfolio - August 2018

 

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CORP 02

Appointment of Power of Attorney

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

254907.2018

Report By

Elizabeth  Espinosa  - General Counsel

Approved By

Chris White - Director City Corporate

 

 

Executive Summary

 

At its meeting on 27 August 2014, Council resolved to appoint its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Financial Officer and Public Officer as holders of Council’s Power of Attorney.

 

A Power of Attorney is granted under the Powers of Attorney Act 2003 and in 2016 new regulations were adopted resulting in a new prescribed form.  This together with the restructure relating to the position of Chief Financial Officer, as a result, the only positions within Council that can currently exercise Council’s power of attorney are the CEO and the Public Officer.

 

Given the considerable number of documents executed under the Power of Attorney and the occasional unavailability of the CEO and Public Officer to execute documents, it is considered necessary to appoint additional members of Council staff to exercise the Council's Power of Attorney.

 

It is recommended that Council appoints the persons for the time being holding the position of CEO, General Counsel, Public Officer and Director City Corporate to be its attorneys, subject to the limitations set out in the attached Power of Attorney, and that Council revokes its current power of attorney.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Appoints the persons for the time being holding the position of Chief Executive Officer, General Counsel, Public Officer and Director City Corporate, to be its attorneys, severally to exercise, subject to any conditions and limitations specified in the attached General Power of Attorney, the authority conferred on them by section 43 of the Powers of Attorney Act 2003, to do on the Council’s behalf, anything it may lawfully authorise its attorney to do.

 

2.    Revokes the previous power of attorney granted by Council, being Registered Book 4675 Number 791.

 

3.    Pursuant to clause 400 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 authorises the Common Seal of Liverpool City Council to be affixed in the presence of the mayor and one other councillor to the following documents:

3.1  Power of Attorney

3.2  Revoation of the previous power of attorney

 

 

REPORT

 

At its meeting on 27 August 2014, Council resolved to appoint its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Financial Officer and Public Officer as holders of Council’s Power of Attorney.

 

The Power of Attorney allows the holder to execute documents on behalf of Council in cases where:

 

a.   Council authorises its use by resolution; or

b.   Delegation permits the execution of a contract on behalf of Council; or

c.   Delegation permits the sale or purchase of land or property by Council.

 

The full conditions and limitations of the Power of Attorney are contained within Attachment 1 to this report.

 

As a result of the restructure relating to the position of Chief Financial Officer, the only positions within Council that may currently exercise Council’s Power of Attorney are the CEO and the Public Officer.

 

A Power of Attorney is granted under the Powers of Attorney Act 2003 and in 2016 new regulations were adopted resulting in a new prescribed form. 

 

Following the commencement of the Powers of Attorney Regulation 2016 in August 2016 the Land & Property Information issued a Fact Sheet in September 2016 setting out the new prescribed form(s) for a Power of Attorney.  A copy is attached to this report.  Also attached to this report are the Land and Property Information Circular No. 2016/10 “Signing of dealings and plans by Councils” and the NSW Land Registry Services Registrar General’s Guidelines titled “Local Council” setting out rules for execution of dealings by a Council.

 

There are three main ways that Councils sign dealings and plans that are lodged at NSW Land Registry Services.  These are:

 

·    Signing under Common Seal

·    Signing under Power of Attorney

·    Signing by an Authorised Delegate

 

Given the considerable number of documents executed under the power of attorney and the occasional unavailability of the CEO and Public Officer to execute documents, it is considered necessary to appoint additional members of Council staff to exercise the Council's Power of Attorney.  This report also presents an opportunity to update the form of Power of Attorney used by Liverpool City Council in accordance with the Powers of Attorney Regulation 2016.

 

It is recommended that Council appoints the persons for the time being holding the position of CEO, General Counsel, Public Officer and Director City Corporate to be its attorneys, subject to the limitations set out in the attached Power of Attorney, and that Council revokes its current power of attorney.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership

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

Legislative

Powers of Attorney Act 2003

Powers of Attorney Regulation 2016

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         General Power of Attorney (Under separate cover)

2.         Revocation of Power of Attorney (Under separate cover)

3.         Circular No. 2016/10 LPI Signing Dealings and Pans by Council (Under separate cover)

4.         Registrar General's Guidelines LRS  Local councils - rules for execution of dealings by a Council (Under separate cover)

5.         Powers of Attorney in NSW Fact Sheet LPI Sep 2016 (Under separate cover)  


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CORP 03

Heritage Property Assets Strategy

 

Strategic Direction

Creating Connection

Celebrate diversity, promote inclusion and recognise heritage

File Ref

247863.2018

Report By

Michal Szczepanski - Senior Property Officer

Approved By

Chris White - Director City Corporate

 

 

Executive Summary

 

In 2016, Council engaged ‘Ashley Built Heritage’ consultants to develop a strategic plan to assist Council in better managing its heritage building assets. The objective of the strategy was to consider current practices of management, use and conservation, identifying opportunities and constraints, and developing recommendations to guide the care and control of these assets.

 

The recommendations are contained in the Ashley Built Heritage ‘Liverpool City Council Heritage Assets Strategic Plan’ dated July 2017 (refer Attachment 1). This plan was reviewed by Council staff and has subsequently been the subject of further comprehensive stakeholder consultation.

 

The Draft Heritage Property Assets Strategy (refer Attachment 2) reflects the recommendations of the plan, and the advice received as a result of the additional round of stakeholder consultation.

 

It is recommended that Council adopt the Draft Heritage Property Assets Strategy, and that a further scoping study be undertaken into the feasibility of repurposing of the Liverpool Regional Museum building as an Early Education and Care Centre.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council adopt the Draft Heritage Property Assets Strategy, and a further scoping study be undertaken into the feasibility of repurposing of the Liverpool Regional Museum building as an Early Education and Care Centre.

 

REPORT

 

Background

 

1) Heritage Property Asset Strategy

 

Liverpool City Council currently owns or has care and control over 7 heritage listed buildings. Council has had mixed success in the management of these buildings with issues relating to conservation works, maintenance and long-term use impacting on the effective management of these assets.

 

In 2016, Ashley Built Heritage, an experienced heritage consultant, was engaged to review Council’s management strategies, in consultation with relevant stakeholders. The consultant recommended the highest and best use for each of the assets, as well as potential actions required to achieve these outcomes, whilst taking into account the constraints and opportunities of each building.

 

Council received the final Ashley Built Heritage ‘Liverpool City Council Heritage Assets Strategic Plan’ in July 2017, and based on this review, prepared the ‘Draft Heritage Property Assets Strategy’ which provides a clear direction and actions for implementation over the short, medium and long term.  Please note that these attachments are confidential, as they include details of Council’s leases which are considered commercial-in-confidence.

 

 

2) Repurposing of the Liverpool Regional Museum as a Childcare Centre

 

By resolution on 30 August 2017, Council directed staff to undertake further investigations and plan for the repurposing of an existing Council asset to develop an Early Education and Care Centre in the Liverpool CBD.

 

This resolution was based on the following:

 

-     All 7 Early Education and Childcare Centres operated by Liverpool Council have been assessed as having achieved ‘Exceeding National Standards’ under the National Quality Standards.

-     The current utilisation rate is 97.75%.

-     Population estimates show a 60% increase by 2036 with significant growth around the Liverpool CBD.

 

Subject Property Assets:

 

Council’s Heritage Portfolio is made up of the following assets:

 

Local Heritage Listing

 

1)  Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula Road, Casula

2)  Dr James Pirie Child Welfare Centre Building, 5 Moore Street, Liverpool

3)  Former Soldier’s Memorial School of Arts, 306-310  Macquarie Street, Liverpool

 

 

 

State Heritage

 

4)  The Homestead, 1 Homestead Avenue, Chipping Norton

5)  Collingwood House and Parklands, Birkdale Crescent, Liverpool

6)  Liverpool Courthouse (former), 251 Bigge Street, Liverpool

7)  Rosebank, 17 Speed Street, Liverpool

 

Non Heritage Assets affected by this strategy:

 

8)   Liverpool Regional Museum

 

Methodology

 

The methodology involved in the preparation of the Ashley Built Heritage ‘Liverpool City Council Heritage Assets Strategic Plan’ included the following:

 

1)   Assessment of building condition and integrity, noting compliance with the Building Code of Australia.

2)   Review of past conservation, repair and capital works.

3)   Identification of site specific constraints such as conservation policy constraints, general code compliance, access and services.

4)   Identification of the highest and best use, noting adaptive reuse options.

5)   Financial performance and return of each building.

6)   Review of past documentation including Conservation Management Plans.

7)   Extensive stakeholder consultation.

 

Consultation

 

Consultation involved the following stakeholders:

 

External stakeholders:

 

1)    Friends of Collingwood House and the Regional Museum (Alison Cukic, President, and Bev Barfield, Secretary)

2)    Liverpool and District Historic Society (Glen op den Brouw, President)

3)    Moorebank Heritage Group (Vikki Andrews, President, and Pam Browne, Researcher)

4)    Gary Lucas (Former LCC Alderman)

5)    Rosebank Child Sexual Abuse Service

6)    Chipping Norton Lessee

 

Internal stakeholders:

 

1)    Community and Culture

2)    Children’s Services

3)    Property and Commercial Development

4)    Heritage

5)    Library and Heritage Services

6)    Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

7)    Governance

8)    Asset Management

 

Approval Process

 

Council’s Heritage Project Control Group provided feedback to the consultant throughout the report preparation phase, and approved the final report in July 2017.

 

The plan was then presented to, and approved by:

 

1)    Executive Management Committee on 24 April 2018

2)    Liverpool Advisory Heritage Committee on 7 May 2018

 

In developing the final strategy, Council undertook further consultation with the internal stakeholders identified above.

 

Strategy Overview

 

The following is a general summary of the recommendations:

 

1)    Heritage, Maintenance and Capital Works: A more structured approach to maintenance and capital works through the development of Conservation Management Plans, which will improve the prioritisation and programming of capital works, and allow Council easier access to grants and funding.

      

2)    Community Access and Experience: Leases over heritage assets will contain clauses allowing regular access to members of the public. Council’s Community and Culture staff will become more involved in curating educational content for visitors, and where possible, utilise heritage properties for rotating community events such as art exhibitions.

 

3)    Commercial Opportunities: Buildings and surround grounds to be restored and promoted to the public for income producing commercial activities and events, such as wedding photography, high teas, boutique functions, exhibitions, ghost tours and commercial leases.

 

4)   Risk Management: Reducing Council’s risk exposure by creating memorandums of understanding which outline the relationship between Council and the local community groups who are involved with heritage properties. Utilisation of the Liverpool Museum’s booking system to ensure improved control over visitor access to heritage properties.

 

 

 

Recommendation

 

The recommendations of the Draft Heritage Property Asset Strategy are summarised as follows:

 

1)      Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula Road, Casula

           - Retain existing use.

 

2)      Dr James Pirie Child Welfare Centre Building, 5 Moore Street, Liverpool

           - Retain existing use and continue to lease space to community groups.

       

3)      Former Soldier’s Memorial School of Arts, 306-310  Macquarie Street, Liverpool

- Investigate the relocation of the Liverpool Regional Museum into this building at the expiry of pending commercial lease over the School of Arts building.

 

4)      The Homestead, 1 Homestead Avenue, Chipping Norton:

- Retain residential tenant, with a view of a commercial use in the future to complement activity in surrounding grounds.

            - Increase the utilisation of external ground for public and commercial events.

 

5)      Collingwood House and Parklands, Birkdale Crescent, Liverpool

          - Retain existing use as a house museum.

- Transfer the management of public access and bookings function to the Liverpool Museum, whilst continuing the involvement of the ‘Friends of Collingwood’ group.

          - Reinstate the Victorian Gardens to create commercial opportunities.

          - Utilise Liverpool Museum programs to enhance the educational offering to visitors.

- Develop a new Conservation Management Plan to guide future building maintenance.

 

6)      Liverpool Courthouse (former), 251 Bigge Street, Liverpool

- Develop a new Conservation Management Plan to guide future building maintenance.

- Pursue a leasing opportunity with the University of Wollongong to lease the main building for legal training, with complementary uses to be considered for the outbuilding, including occupation by community groups.

- Ensure all leasing arrangements allow for regular building access to the public.

 

 

 

7)   Rosebank, 17 Speed Street, Liverpool

-     Continue to lease to community and commercial tenants.

 

It is recommended that the Draft Heritage Property Strategy be adopted, and a further scoping study be undertaken into the feasibility of repurposing the Liverpool Regional Museum building as an Early Education and Care Centre.

 

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

 Better guided and enhance investment in Councils heritage assets.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

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


Civic Leadership

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Ashley Built Heritage - 'Liverpool Council Heritage Assets Strategic Plan' (Under separate cover) - Confidential

2.         Draft Heritage Property Asset Strategy (Under separate cover) - Confidential    


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CTTE 01

Minutes of the Strategic Panel held on 13 August 2018

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

242290.2018

Report By

Bronwyn Amy - Corporate Planner

Approved By

Hiba Soueid - Manager Corporate Strategy and Performance

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report presents the Minutes of the Strategic Panel Meeting held on 13 August 2018.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Strategic Panel Meeting held on 13 August 2018.

 

 

REPORT

 

The Minutes of the Strategic Panel held on 13 August 2018 are attached for the information of Council.

 

The Minutes identify actions for Council staff to undertake, none of which will have any financial impact on Council.

    

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

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

Facilitate economic development.

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

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

Deliver high quality services for children and their families.

Review community recommendations to create a collaborative approach to Council’s strategic direction.

Improve Liverpool’s social profile to achieve a community renewal of the City Centre.


Civic Leadership

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

Deliver services that are customer focused.

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

Work in partnership with organisations to achieve the best result for the community.

Achieve an integrated and coordinated approach to deliver strategic initiatives.

Make informed decisions as a Council.

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Strategic Panel Meeting Minutes August 2018  


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Minutes of the Strategic Panel held on 13 August 2018

Attachment 1

Strategic Panel Meeting Minutes August 2018

 

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CTTE 02

Minutes of the Civic Advisory Committee Meeting held 31 August 2018

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Increase community engagement

File Ref

246718.2018

Report By

George Georgakis - Manager Council and Executive Services

Approved By

Kiersten Fishburn - Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report is tabled in order to present the Minutes of the Civic Advisory Committee  Meeting held on 31 August 2018..

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Civic Advisory Committee Meeting held on 31 August 2018.

 

 

REPORT

 

The Minutes of the Civic Advisory Committee Meeting held on 31 August 2018 are attached for the information of Council.

 

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

 

The meeting also considered the nominations and made recommendations for people to receive the Order of Liverpool Awards for 2018. As this information contains personal information, that part of the minutes has been included in a separate report in the Confidential Section of this meeting agenda.

    

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership

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.

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Civic Advisory Committee Minutes from 31 August 2018 - Excluding Item 7  


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Minutes of the Civic Advisory Committee Meeting held 31 August 2018

Attachment 1

Civic Advisory Committee Minutes from 31 August 2018 - Excluding Item 7

 

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CTTE 03

Tourism & Events Committee Meeting of 9 August 2018

 

Strategic Direction

Generating Opportunity

Attract businesses for economic growth and employment opportunities

File Ref

247476.2018

Report By

Vi Girgis - Senior Officer City Precinct

Approved By

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

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report is tabled in order to present the Minutes of the Tourism and Events Committee Meeting held on 9 August 2018.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes the Minutes of the Tourism and Events Committee Meeting held on 9 August 2018, in particular those actions from the minutes with an operational impact including:

 

a)      Tourism Development Officer and Manager Communications to investigate how to engage multiple platforms on the LCC website and to ensure a simple process for other organisations to share Council’s content.

b)      Tourism Development Officer to investigate possible land suitable for a self-contained vehicle park within the Liverpool LGA and report back at a future Committee meeting.

c)      Review of the mobile food vehicle policy so as to allow food vehicles in Macquarie Mall for special events held by Council.

d)      Council send out an invitation to the following community groups to become strategic members of the Tourism & Events Committee, in order to collectively create an October event:

o    Liverpool Carnivale

o    Festival of Light

o    Fijian Community

o    Eid Community

o    Syrian Community

o    Mahavi Community

 

2.    Consider endorsement of the recommendations in the Minutes.

 

REPORT

 

The Minutes of the Tourism and Events Committee held on 9 August 2018 are attached for the information of Council.

 

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

    

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

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

Facilitate economic development.

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

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

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


Civic Leadership

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Tourism & Events Committee Meeting Minutes - 9 August 2018  


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Tourism & Events Committee Meeting of 9 August 2018

Attachment 1

Tourism & Events Committee Meeting Minutes - 9 August 2018

 

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Committee Reports

 

CTTE 04

Minutes of the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Meeting held on 24 August 2018

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

256766.2018

Report By

George Hampouris - Head of Audit Risk and Improvement 

Approved By

Kiersten Fishburn - Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report is tabled in order to present the Minutes of the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Meeting held on 24 August 2018.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes the Minutes of the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Meeting held on 24 August 2018; and

 

2.    Endorses the recommendations in the Minutes.

 

REPORT

 

The Minutes of the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee (ARIC) held on 24 August 2018 are attached for the information of Council. For completeness, the meeting notes from the inquorate ARIC meeting held on the 27 July 2018 (which as a result was subsequently reconvened on the 24 August) have also been included in the attached minutes.

 

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

    

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership

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

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

Legislative

Local Government Act 1993, sections 8B and 23A

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Minutes 24 August 2018  


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Minutes of the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Meeting held on 24 August 2018

Attachment 1

Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Minutes 24 August 2018

 

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Questions with Notice

 

QWN 01

Question with Notice - Clr Harle

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

226361.2018

 

 

QUESTION WITH NOTICE

 

Please address the following:

 

1.   Coopers Paddock - When will the Council take action to have the VPA started and completed as per the adopted VPA?

 

Works have commenced to implement the VPA known as Inglis, Coopers Paddock, Warwick Farm. The agreement is between the Australian Turf Club (ATC) and Council and was formerly agreed in 2012.

 

Widening of Governor Macquarie Drive (GMD) and related intersections is now nearing Practical Completion. Additional works in the road corridor include completion of footpath and cycle ways along the GMD to the Hume Highway and further towards Warwick Farm train station. These works are currently underway and are expected to be completed over coming months.

 

The ATC have committed to lodging a development application for works in Coopers Paddock, to allow for assessment of the shared pathway to be constructed there, by the end of September, with an expected completion of these works by the end of this calendar year (subject to approvals).

 

The Vegetation Management Plan (VMP) to undertake works to restore and manage native vegetation in Coopers Paddock (over an agreed period of 6 years from adoption) was accepted and adopted by Council’s Development Assessment Unit in November 2017. The ATC have now advised Council staff that works are anticipated to commence in relation to this matter early in 2019. Accordingly, no enforcement action is envisaged in relation to this item currently but Council officers will monitor compliance with the adopted VMP, as and when it is implemented and based on the advised timeframe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.   Former Greenhills Golf Course filling - Has the applicant taken action to remove the excess filling and has the applicant ceased bringing in more filling?

 

New Brighton Golf Course (former Greenhills) filling

 

Council’s Investigation Officers conducted an inspection at the New Brighton Golf Course on 25 October 2017, in response to a complaint received regarding alleged non-compliance of conditions of Development Consent No. DA-517/2013 including:

 

1.   The transport and disposal of waste

2.   Site security fencing

3.   Sedimentation and erosion controls

 

The inspection revealed that the development consent is not being complied with.

 

Accordingly, a notice to comply was issued by Council compliance officers on 1 November 2017.

 

Since that time, officers have confirmed that action has been taken by the developer to rectify the situation and the development conditions are now being complied with. Officers will continue to monitor the situation to ensure the developer remains compliant with conditions of consent contained in DA-517/2013.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Questions with Notice

 

QWN 02

Question with Notice - Clr Shelton

 

Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

Exercise planning controls to create high-quality, inclusive urban environments

File Ref

240967.2018

 

 

QUESTION WITH NOTICE

 

The State Government has recently compiled a new Medium Density Housing Code intended to take effect throughout much of metropolitan Sydney, and a number of Councils, including Liverpool City Council, have recently sought deferment/exemption therefrom. Utilising presently available information the following details are sought with respect to the likely effect and impact of this code should it be implemented within the Liverpool Local Government Area.

 

1.   An estimate of the total number and percentage of properties within the Liverpool Local Government Area affected by the policy accompanied by maps depicting affected areas.

 

2.   An estimate as to the number of additional existing residential properties which could prima facie under this code be converted to:

a.   manor homes;

b.   duplexes;

c.   terrace developments; and

d.   other increased density developments of a similar nature.

 

3.   A projection of the total number of new dwellings that would potentially be introduced to the Liverpool Local Government Area as a result of this code should it be introduced and all affected properties are developed to the maximum extent permissible as envisaged under the code. Please also identify the corresponding percentage increase.

 

RESPONSE

 

The Medium Density Housing Code (the Code) was gazetted as an amendment to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 in April 2018, and came into effect on 6 July 2018. Liverpool City Council, along with a number of other Councils have had the commencement of the Code deferred until 1 July 2019, to enable Council to review its planning controls.

 

The Code allows dual occupancies, terraced housing and manor homes (two storey buildings containing three or four dwellings) to be approved as complying development in R1 General Residential, R2 Low Density Residential and R3 Medium Density Residential zones. With the exception of manor homes, these dwelling types can only be approved if they are permissible with consent under the relevant LEP or Sydney Region Growth Centres SEPP (the Growth Centres SEPP).

 

Currently, the Liverpool LEP does not have a definition for manor homes as they are a new development type, and therefore are not currently permissible. Once the SEPP applies from 1 July 2019, manor homes will be permissible in the R1 and R3 zones under the LLEP as those zones permit multi dwelling housing (and manor homes are a type of multi dwelling housing). Terraced housing could be approved as complying development in the R1 and R3 zone as multi dwelling housing is permitted in that zone. 

 

The R2 Low Density Residential zone in the LEP does not permit dual occupancies or multi-dwelling housing, and so the Code will not apply to land within this zone. This is in contrast to some other councils which permit dual occupancies and multi dwelling housing in their low density residential (R2) zones.

 

Austral and Leppington are zoned under State Environmental Planning Policy (Sydney Region Growth Centres) 2006 (the Growth Centres SEPP), which permits dual occupancies and multi dwelling housing (including terrace houses and manor homes) in the R2 and R3 zones.  Within the R2 zone however, these housing types are preferred only in certain locations – in close proximity to parks and B1 and B2 centres.   As the Code will over-ride the Growth Centres SEPP, these same locational requirements won’t apply, allowing for a potentially greater number of these housing types.

 

Properties that are heritage listed or within conservation areas are excluded from the Code.

 

In relation to manor homes the Code applies to land with a minimum lot size of 600sqm and a lot width of 15m. For terrace houses the Code applies to land with a minimum lot size of 600sqm and a lot width of 18m.

 

Councils DCP currently requires a minimum lot size for multi dwelling housing of 650sqm and a minimum lot width of 18m. As Councils lot size control is contained in the DCP and not LEP, the lower Code lot size of 600sqm would apply.

 

As requested, and utilising presently available information, Council has completed an investigation of planning and property data under the LLEP 2008 to provide an answer to the above questions. This analysis has excluded the growth areas due to limited development and many lots being rural lots awaiting development.

 

The findings are as follows:

 

·    There are 50,342 lots zoned R1, R2, R3 (excluding heritage sites). This is 10.9% of the LGA (12.4% if land in Western Sydney Parklands, Sydney Growth Centres and State Significant Precincts SEPPs are excluded).

 

·    Those with lot sizes 600sqm or greater and a frontage 18m or greater make up 4.3% of the LGA (5% if land in Western Sydney Parklands, Sydney Growth Centres and State Significant Precincts SEPPs are excluded).

Based on the above there are approximately 2,165 lots that are both zoned appropriately and have a lot size and frontage to support manor homes and terraced housing.

 

If these lots were all developed for the various typologies allowed under the SEPP, an indicative and theoretical increase in the number of dwellings would be:

 

If all lots developed for:

Calculation

Number of dwellings

Net Increase

Net percentage increase relative to all lots zoned R1, R2, R3

Manor homes or

2165 lots x 4 units per lot

8,660 or

6,495 or

13%

Terrace housing

2165 lots x 3* units per lot

6,495

4,330

8.6%

 

* The number of dwellings within a terrace house development can vary based on the area of land and site characteristics. The above rate of 3 dwellings is a general assumption, drawing from the minimum 18m property width required by the Code.

 

When considering the above estimate scenarios it must be noted that there are a variety of complex economic (residential property market), social, environmental and locational factors that would prevent all of the land identified above from developing for these housing types. 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Land Map


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Question with Notice - Clr Shelton

Attachment 1

Land Map

 

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Questions with Notice

 

QWN 03

Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty

 

Strategic Direction

Generating Opportunity

Meet the challenges of Liverpool’s growing population

File Ref

253122.2018

 

 

QUESTION WITH NOTICE

 

Department of Planning ‘black hole’

 

A report published in The Sunday Telegraph on September 2 blames 'bungling bureaucrats' for a $10.6 million black hole in the Department of Planning’s Special Infrastructure Contributions Assessment Fund. Money for the fund is levied on developers and used public amenities such as roads, healthcare, schools and parks.

 

According to the report the funding black hole "relates to 14 major ­developments in Camden, Liverpool, Campbelltown, Blacktown and The Hills council areas."

 

Please address the following:

 

Is Council aware:

1.   How much of the $10.6 million was intended for Liverpool?

2.   What infrastructure projects are to be delivered through this fund?

3.   Given the black hole, how long will these projects now be delayed?

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the October 2018 Council Meeting business papers.

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Questions with Notice

 

QWN 04

Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty

 

Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

Exercise planning controls to create high-quality, inclusive urban environments

File Ref

255868.2018

 

 

QUESTION WITH NOTICE

 

Truck Parking

 

Trucks parking in residential areas has been an ongoing problem in the LGA. Despite designated areas for Long Stay Truck Parking the problem persists. While we can and do fine truck owners, some see this as a cost of doing business. Beyond that, our enforcement powers seem limited.

 

Question:

 

Does Council have the ability to restrict the size of vehicles that can access a given road and erect signage to that effect?

 

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the October 2018 Council Meeting business papers.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Questions with Notice

 

QWN 05

Question with Notice - Clr Rhodes

 

Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

Protect and enhance bushland, rivers and the visual landscape

File Ref

257066.2018

 

 

QUESTION WITH NOTICE

 

Background

 

Motion: put at the July Council Meeting That Liverpool Council

 

Write to Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Defence (Australia) to confirm Liverpool Council’s collaborative support for the Georges River Koala Network in recognizing 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.

 

Please address the following:

 

1.    What action has Council taken to implement the motion adopted at the July Council meeting 2018 to progress Council’s efforts to protect the Koala in South West Sydney?

 

2.    Was contact made with Marise Payne and what was the response?

 

3.    Has Council made contact with the Georges River Koala Network in order to collaborate and commence dialogue with the Army to initiate actions to ensure the preservation of the Koala Colony?

 

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the October 2018 Council Meeting business papers.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil  


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 01

Shopping Trolleys

 

Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

Manage the community’s disposal of rubbish

File Ref

256284.2018

Author

Peter Harle  - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

Shopping trolleys abandoned in streets, parks and recreational areas including those dumped into creeks and rivers are a major problem for all Councils across Australia. It has been an issue with Liverpool City Council since shopping trolleys were first introduced.


Councils have collected wayward trolleys and stored them at their depots and charged the owners a fee to collect them. That was unsuccessful since most were not collected and became a storage problem and eventually scrap metal.

 

Fining people for abandoning a trolley is not pr