COUNCIL AGENDA

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

21 November 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, 21 November 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 October 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    Draft amendment to the Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 - Second / Multiple Driveways.......................................................................................... 56......... 1

EGROW 02    City Activation Strategy 2019-2024................................................................ 78......... 2

EGROW 03    Draft City Innovation Strategy......................................................................... 88......... 3

EGROW 04    Voluntary Planning Agreement in conjunction with DA-407/2017/A at 24 Bernera Road, Prestons............................................................................................... 93......... 4

EGROW 05    Draft Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 (Amendment 31) - Boarding House Development - Post exhibition report .......................................................... 103......... 5

EGROW 06    Proposal to rezone 315 and 335 Denham Court Road, Denham Court from E4 - Environmental Living to R2 - Low Density Residential................................ 132......... 6

Chief Executive Officer Report

CEO 01           Councillor Briefings....................................................................................... 138......... 7

CEO 02           Code of Conduct Annual Complaints Statistics 2013-2018......................... 151......... 8

City Community and Culture Report

COM 01          Grants, Donations and Corporate Sponsorship........................................... 153......... 9

City Corporate Report

CORP 01        Investment Report October  2018................................................................ 157....... 10

CORP 02        Budget Review - September 2018............................................................... 166....... 11

CORP 03        Review of the delegations of the Chief Executive Officer............................ 192....... 12

City Presentation Report

NIL

City  Infrastructure and Environment Report

NIL

Committee Reports

CTTE 01         Minutes of the Strategic Panel held on 15 October 2018............................ 202....... 13

CTTE 02         Notes of the Liverpool Access Committee meeting held on 20 September 2018    208 14

CTTE 03         Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Meeting held on 3 October 2018.. 214....... 15

CTTE 04         Minutes of the Civic Advisory Committee Meeting held 26 October 2018.. 220....... 16

CTTE 05         Endorsement of Liverpool Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee 2018-2020.................................................................................. 230....... 17

Questions with Notice

QWN 01          Question with Notice - Clr Ayyad.................................................................. 245....... 18

QWN 02          Question with Notice - Clr Ayyad.................................................................. 247....... 19

QWN 03          Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty............................................................... 249....... 20

QWN 04          Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty............................................................... 250....... 21

QWN 05          Question with Notice - Clr Harle................................................................... 251....... 22  

Presentations by Councillors

Notices of Motion

NOM 01          LEP Review.................................................................................................. 252....... 23

NOM 02          Airport Connectivity ...................................................................................... 254....... 24

NOM 03          Drug Related Socially Unacceptable Behaviour and its Impact on Businesses in the CBD ........................................................................................................ 257....... 25

NOM 04          Clean CBD Campaign.................................................................................. 260....... 26

NOM 05          Zero Budget 2019/2020................................................................................ 263....... 27

NOM 06          Bathurst Street Ring Road............................................................................ 265....... 28

NOM 07          Carnes Hill Precinct Stage 2......................................................................... 267....... 29

NOM 08          Nominating to become a Councillor............................................................. 269....... 30  

 

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    Environment Advisory Committee - Appointment of Committee Members and Amendments to Charter

Reason:     Item CONF 01 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 02    Contract Extension - Project Manager Accelerated LEP Review

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    2019 Australia Day Awards

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

 

CONF 04    Tender Report VP2750 - Supply of Diesel Bulk Fuel Rose St Depot

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

 

CONF 05    Tourism & CBD Committee Community Representatives

Reason:     Item CONF 05 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).  

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MINUTES OF THE Ordinary Meeting

HELD ON 29 October 2018

 

 

PRESENT:

Mayor Wendy Waller

Councillor Ayyad

Councillor Balloot

Councillor Hadchiti

Councillor Hadid

Councillor Hagarty

Councillor Harle

Councillor Kaliyanda

Councillor Karnib

Councillor Rhodes

Councillor Shelton

Ms Kiersten Fishburn, Chief Executive Officer

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

Mr Chris White, Director City Corporate

Ms Tina Sangiuliano, Acting Director City Community and Culture

Dr Eddie Jackson, Director City Deal

Mr David Brodie, Acting Director City Presentation

Mr Raj Autar, Director City Infrastructure and Environment

 

 

The meeting commenced at 6.00pm.

 

 

OPENING                                                 6.00pm

 

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

PRAYER OF COUNCIL AND                           Samantha Bulmer from Lifegate Church.

AFFIRMATION TO BE READ BY

NATIONAL ANTHEM                              The National Anthem performed and recorded by

                                                                  Rebekah Ferro was played at the meeting.

APOLOGIES                                            Nil              

CONDOLENCES                                     Nil

 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Balloot    

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 26 September 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 Shelton declared a non-pecuniary, less than significant interest in the following item:

 

Item COM 01:          Grants, Donations and Corporate Sponsorship

 

Reason:                   Clr Shelton is an ordinary member of the City of Liverpool and District Historical Society Inc.

 

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

 

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

 

Item COM 01:          Grants, Donations and Corporate Sponsorship

 

Reason:                   Clr Kaliyanda is an ordinary member of the City of Liverpool and District Historical Society Inc.

 

Clr Kaliyanda left the Chamber for the duration of the item.

 

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

 

Item COM 01:          Grants, Donations and Corporate Sponsorship

 

Reason:                   Clr Rhodes is an ordinary member of the City of Liverpool and District Historical Society Inc.

 

Clr Rhodes left the Chamber for the duration of the item.

 

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

 

Item COM 01:          Grants, Donations and Corporate Sponsorship

 

Reason:                   Clr Hagarty is an ordinary member of the City of Liverpool and District Historical Society Inc.

 

Clr Hagarty left the Chamber for the duration of the item.

 

Public Forum

 

Presentation – items not on agenda    

 

  1. Mrs M’Leigh Brunetta addressed Council on the following matter:

 

Objection to Planning Proposal RZ – 9/2015 – Middleton Grange Town Centre

 

Motion:             Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Hagarty            

 

That a three minute extension of time be given to Mrs M’Leigh Brunetta.

 

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

 

Note: As part of her address to Council, Mrs M’Leigh Brunetta tabled the following documents at the meeting:

·         Community petition opposing the Middleton Grange Town Centre Planning Proposal; and

·         Submission by Parkbridge Community Association on behalf of the residents of Middleton Grange.

 

  1. Ms Vicki Andrews on behalf of the Moorebank Heritage Group Inc addressed Council on the following matter:

 

Thank Council for the Matching Grant for the Exhibition at Liverpool Regional Museum, Peace comes to Liverpool and Museum and Library Archives. 

 

Motion:             Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Karnib            

 

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

 

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

 

  1. Mrs Claire Brooks addressed Council on the following matter:

 

Additional permitted uses at 123 Epsom Road, Chipping Norton.

 

Motion:             Moved: Clr Rhodes                Seconded: Clr Shelton            

 

That a three minute extension of time be given to Mrs Brooks.

 

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

 

 

 

 

Representation – items on agenda

 

  1. Ms Lawrissa Chan – Director, Financial Audit Services and Mr Furqan Yousuf – Audit Manager from the Audit Office of NSW addressed Council on the following item:

 

CORP 03: Updated Report: Annual Financial Statements 2017-18

 

 

MOTION TO BRING ITEM FORWARD

 

Motion:                         Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Shelton           

 

That item CORP 03 Updated Report: Annual Financial Statements 2017-18 be brought forward and dealt with now.      

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO:       CORP 03

FILE NO:        284735.2018

SUBJECT:     Updated Report: Annual Financial Statements 2017-18

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and endorses the 2017-18 audited financial statements;

 

2.    Authorises the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Chief Executive Officer and the Responsible Accounting Officer to sign the prescribed statement that will form part of the financial statements;

 

3.    Forwards a copy of the financial reports together with the auditor’s report to the Office of Local Government in accordance with Section 417(5) of the Local Government Act 1993;

 

4.    Authorises the Chief Executive Officer to issue a public notice containing a summary of financial results and put the financial statements on exhibition for 7 days to seek public submissions; and

 

5.    Notes that the financial statements and a summary of public submissions received will be presented to Council at its next meeting for consideration and adoption.

 

 

 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Hadid         

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and endorses the 2017-18 audited financial statements;

 

2.    Authorises the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Chief Executive Officer and the Responsible Accounting Officer to sign the prescribed statement that will form part of the financial statements;

 

3.    Forwards a copy of the financial reports together with the auditor’s report to the Office of Local Government in accordance with Section 417(5) of the Local Government Act 1993;

 

4.    Authorises the Chief Executive Officer to issue a public notice containing a summary of financial results and put the financial statements on exhibition for 7 days to seek public submissions;

 

5.    Notes that the financial statements and a summary of public submissions received will be presented to Council at its next meeting for consideration and adoption; and

 

6.    Thank the Audit Office of NSW for their work.

 

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

 

 

 


 

City Economy and Growth Report

 

 

ITEM NO:       EGROW 01

FILE NO:        270688.2018

SUBJECT:     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 Hadchiti             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.

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       EGROW 02

FILE NO:        273258.2018

SUBJECT:     Bigge Park Solar Christmas Lighting Trial

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Undertake a trial of mains electrical lighting within Bigge Park for the month of December 2018 to coincide with Christmas;

 

2.    Endorse the proposed lighting design plan at Attachment 1;

 

3.    Note the budget implications for the lighting trial, estimated at $70,000, for inclusion as part of a future quarterly budget review;

 

4.    Consider the potential for any future illumination of trees in the city centre as part of a report in early 2019 which would evaluate the success of the lighting trial with related recommendations; and

 

5.    Note the identified issues with using solar lighting.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Hagarty            

 

That Council develop an events plan for the 2019 Christmas period in the CBD and Carnes Hill which includes lighting.

 

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

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       EGROW 03

FILE NO:        276195.2018

SUBJECT:     Renaming of part of Denham Court Road, Leppington

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Notes the submissions received relating to the renaming of part of Denham Court Road, Leppington;

 

2.    Notes that due to the realignment of Denham Court Road, there exists a duplication of road names which must be addressed;

 

3.    Supports the renaming of part of Denham Court Road to Founders Avenue; and

 

4.    Delegates to the CEO to finalise the renaming of part of Denham Court Road, Leppington to Founders Avenue.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Kaliyanda          Seconded: Clr Harle      

 

That the recommendation be adopted.          

 

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

 


 

ITEM NO:       EGROW 04

FILE NO:        278734.2018

SUBJECT:     Post exhibition report Liverpool Bike Plan and Liverpool Development Control Plan Amendment 30

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Note the funding advantages of having an updated Bike Plan;

 

2.    Endorse changes made to the draft Liverpool Bike Plan 2018-2023 following public consultation;

 

3.    Adopt the Liverpool Bike Plan 2018-2023; and

 

4.    Adopt Draft Amendment 30 to the Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Kaliyanda            

 

That the recommendation be adopted.           

 

Foreshadowed motion:       Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Balloot                           

 

That this motion be deferred until Council is provided with answers to the questions taken on notice at this meeting.

 

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

 

Division:       

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Waller

                                               Clr Ayyad         

                                               Clr Hadchiti

                                               Clr Hadid          

                                               Clr Hagarty

                                               Clr Karnib  

                                               Clr Kaliyanda

                                               Clr Shelton

 

Vote against:                        Clr Balloot         

                                               Clr Harle      

                                               Clr Rhodes   


Chief Executive Officer Report

 

 

ITEM NO:       CEO 01

FILE NO:        244624.2018

SUBJECT:     Council Meeting Dates - January to December 2019

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Confirm the Council meeting time as 6.00pm and Council meeting dates for the 2019 calendar year as follows:

·    6 February 2019

·    27 February 2019

·    27 March 2019

·    24 April 2019

·    29 May 2019

·    26 June 2019

·    31 July 2019

·    28 August 2019

·    25 September 2019

·    28 October 2019

·    20 November 2019

·    11 December 2019

 

2.   Hold one Council meeting of 2019 (being the October 2019 meeting) in the rural area; and

 

3.   Place appropriate notices in the local newspapers advising the community of the dates and commencing times of Council meetings for the 2019 calendar year. 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Hadid         

 

That Council:

 

1.   Confirm the Council meeting time as 6.00pm and Council meeting dates for the 2019 calendar year as follows:

·    6 February 2019

·    27 February 2019

·    27 March 2019

·    17 April 2019

·    29 May 2019

·    26 June 2019

·    31 July 2019

·    28 August 2019

·    25 September 2019

·    28 October 2019

·    20 November 2019

·    11 December 2019

 

  1. Hold one Council meeting of 2019 (being the March 2019 meeting) in the rural area; and

 

  1. Place appropriate notices in the local newspapers advising the community of the dates and commencing times of Council meetings for the 2019 calendar year.

 

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

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       CEO 02

FILE NO:        277265.2018

SUBJECT:     Annual Code of Conduct Complaints Report

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council notes this report and the attached Complaints Statistics Report, submitted to the Office of Local Government.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Hadid         

 

That Council:

 

  1. Notes this report and the attached Complaints Statistics Report, submitted to the Office of Local Government; and

 

  1. Be provided with a report outlining the number of conduct complaints and the cost of dealing with those complaints for the last five years.

 

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

 

 


Clr Hagarty, Clr Kaliyanda, Clr Rhodes and Clr Shelton left the Chambers at 7.11pm.

 

City Community and Culture Report

 

 

ITEM NO:       COM 01

FILE NO:        266616.2018

SUBJECT:     Grants, Donations and Corporate Sponsorship

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council endorses the funding recommendation of $10,700 (GST exclusive) under the Community Grants Program for the following projects:

Applicant

Project

Recommended

NSW STARTTS

Comics for Causes

$4,500

Learning Links

Assessment Clinics

$3,000

The City of Liverpool & District Historical Society Inc.

Liverpool in 60 Items

$1,700

St John Ambulance Australia NSW

Emergency Equipment

$1,500

 

That Council endorses the funding recommendation of $41,800 (GST exclusive) under the Matching Grants Program for the following projects:

Applicant

Project

Recommended

Civic Disability Services

Civic Chill Zone

$15,000

Open Support

Child Wellbeing Program at Safe Haven

$15,000

Miracle Babies Foundation

Support for Dads and Multicultural Families

$11,800

 

That Council endorses the funding recommendation of $5,000 (GST exclusive) under the Sustainable Environment Grants Program for the following project:

Applicant

Project

Recommended

Anzac Village Preschool

Sustainable Garden

$5,000

 

 

 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Ayyad         

 

That the recommendation be adopted.          

 

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

 

 


Clr Rhodes and Clr Shelton returned to the Chambers at 7.12pm.    

 

Clr Hagarty and Clr Kaliyanda returned to the Chambers 7.13pm.

 

City Corporate Report                                                                       

 

 

ITEM NO:       CORP 01

FILE NO:        250299.2018

SUBJECT:     WSROC Membership - Cost/Benefit Analysis

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive and note the report providing the cost/benefit analysis of Council’s membership of WSROC.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Hadid                

 

That Council notes its ongoing support and membership of WSROC.

 

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

 


 

ITEM NO:       CORP 02

FILE NO:        274143.2018

SUBJECT:     Investment Report September 2018

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes this 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.

 


 

ITEM NO:       CORP 04

FILE NO:        282169.2018

SUBJECT:     Tabling of the Annual Pecuniary Interest Returns for Councillors and Designated Persons

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Notes the annual pecuniary interest returns of Councillors and designated persons, as at 30 June 2018, are now tabled before the Council in accordance with Section 450 (A) of the Local Government Act 1993; and

 

2.    Notes that the Chief Executive Officer will advise the Office of Local Government of the names of the staff who failed to lodge their completed annual pecuniary interest return by the due date (30 September 2018).

 

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.

 


 

ITEM NO:       CORP 05

FILE NO:        289500.2018

SUBJECT:     Liverpool Civic Place - Revised Proposal and Budget

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council note the report of staff, and consider this report in company with the Addendum report presented to Council in relation to the Liverpool Civic Place project.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That this item be dealt with in Confidential Session at the end of the meeting, in conjunction with CONF 03.

 

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

 

 


 

Committee Reports

 

 

ITEM NO:       CTTE 01

FILE NO:        265155.2018

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Liverpool Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee Meeting held on 6 September 2018

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes the Minutes of the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Committee Meeting held on 6 September 2018; and

 

2.    Endorse the development of a Drug and Alcohol Policy for Liverpool in collaboration with the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee and include this as an action in the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Strategy Action Plan.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Rhodes              

 

That the recommendation be adopted.          

 

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

 

 


ITEM NO:       CTTE 02

FILE NO:        267991.2018

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Intermodal Committee Meeting held on 21 August 2018

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes the Minutes of the Intermodal Committee Meeting held on 21 August 2018.

 

2.    Endorse the Committee recommendations that Council:

a)    Record any complaints received relating to the Intermodal development including details of those complaints and whether they have been referred to another agency. The committee to be provided with a quarterly report of all complaints received.

b)    Lobby RMS for construction of a heavy vehicle inspection station within the vicinity of the Moorebank Intermodal including appropriate emission testing of vehicles.

c)    Lobby relevant government agencies (State and Federal) to phase out high emission trucks and trains with modern, cleaner, low emission trucks and trains.

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes the Minutes of the Intermodal Committee Meeting held on 21 August 2018.

 

2.    Endorse the Committee recommendations that Council:

a)    Record any complaints received relating to the Intermodal development including details of those complaints and whether they have been referred to another agency. The committee to be provided with a quarterly report of all complaints received.

b)    Lobby RMS for construction of a heavy vehicle inspection station within the vicinity of the Moorebank Intermodal including appropriate emission testing of vehicles.

c)    Lobby relevant government agencies (State and Federal) to phase out high emission trucks and trains with modern, cleaner, low emission trucks and trains.

 

3.    Investigate the possibility of publishing online the complaints received.

 

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


 

ITEM NO:       CTTE 03

FILE NO:        275412.2018

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Environment Advisory Committee Meeting held on 21 August 2018

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Environment Advisory Committee Meeting held on 21 August 2018.

 

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. 

 

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       CTTE 04

FILE NO:        275522.2018

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 19 September 2018

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That:

 

1.    Council approve the following recommendations of the Committee:

 

i)    Item 1 – Regentville Drive, Elizabeth Hills – Proposed traffic calming devices

·         Council approves the installation of the proposed asphalt speed threshold in the vicinity of House Numbers 95/97 and 15 Regentville Drive, Elizabeth Hills, subject to community consultation.

·         Council Investigates the need for a pedestrian refuge across Regentville Drive, adjacent to playgrounds and walking tracks and presents findings at the next Local Traffic Committee meeting.

 

ii)   Item 2 – McGirr Parade, Warwick Farm – Proposed parking restrictions

·         Council investigate ‘No Parking’ restrictions along one side of the street to allow safe two-way traffic movements.                    

·         Council approves a Bus Zone restriction along one side of McGirr Parade.

·         Council conducts a community consultation.

 

iii)  Item 3 – George Street and Collins Lane, Liverpool – Changes to the existing traffic arrangements

·         Council supports the installation of a central median in George Street, between Elizabeth Street and Collins Lane.

·         Council supports the installation of a stop sign at the University driveway and a median island in Collins Lane, as shown in Attachment 3.1.

·         Council provides a copy of detailed design of the proposed works to the Roads and Maritime Services and NSW Police Force for comments prior to installation.

 

iv)  Item 4 – Liverpool City Centre – Stop Domestic Violence street parade

·         Council classifies the event as a Class 2 Special Event.

·         Council approves the traffic aspect of the rolling street closures to be managed by the NSW Police Force.

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

 

v)   Item 5 – Reilly Street, Liverpool – Proposed removal of an existing bus stop

·         Council approves the removal of the existing bus stop in front of 75 Reilly Street, Liverpool.

·         Council advises Interline Bus Services and Transport for NSW of its decision.

vi)  Item 6 – Items approved under Delegated Authority

·         Council notes the above delegated authority applications approved by the NSW Police and Roads and Maritime Services representatives.

·         Council submits a revised plan of the swept path on 30 Box Road, Casula for Roads and Maritime Services approval.

 

vii) Item 7 – Bus service between Miller and Carnes Hill shopping centres

·         Council approves the investigation of a bus route connecting Miller and Carnes Hill shopping centres.

·         An outcome of the investigation be provided at a future meeting.   

viii) Item 8 – Kurrajong Road and Wingham Road roundabout, Carnes Hill - Suggested road safety improvements

·         Council approves the installation of a guard rail along the south eastern corner of Kurrajong Road and Wingham Road intersection, and bollards, at the pedestrian refuges.

 

ix)  Item 9 – Liverpool City Centre – Review of existing parking arrangements close to medical centres

·         Council approves the installation of advisory “Pick Up & Set Down Only” signs at “No Parking” zones in the Liverpool City Centre.

·         Council approves the existing practice of addressing requests for “No Parking” zones on an individual basis and provided where practical.

·         Council approves the use of UV protection on all regulatory and advisory signs.

x)   Item 10 – Proposed Middleton Drive Extension Under M7 Motorway

·         Council approves the proposed Middleton Drive Extension under the M7 Motorway subject to the Roads and Maritime Services approval.

 

2.    In relation to Special Item 1 – Liverpool Local Traffic Committee - Proposed Name change, that Council does not approve the committee recommended renaming of the Local Traffic Committee to the Liverpool Pedestrian, Cyclist and Traffic Committee, and instead endorse the renaming as the Pedestrian, Active Transport and Traffic Committee.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Kaliyanda            

 

That:

 

  1. Council approve the following recommendations of the Committee:

 

 

i)    Item 1 – Regentville Drive, Elizabeth Hills – Proposed traffic calming devices

·         Council approves the installation of the proposed asphalt speed threshold in the vicinity of House Numbers 95/97 and 15 Regentville Drive, Elizabeth Hills, subject to community consultation.

·         Council Investigates the need for a pedestrian refuge across Regentville Drive, adjacent to playgrounds and walking tracks and presents findings at the next Local Traffic Committee meeting.

 

ii)   Item 2 – McGirr Parade, Warwick Farm – Proposed parking restrictions

·         Council investigate ‘No Parking’ restrictions along one side of the street to allow safe two-way traffic movements.                    

·         Council approves a Bus Zone restriction along one side of McGirr Parade.

·         Council conducts a community consultation.

 

iii)  Item 3 – George Street and Collins Lane, Liverpool – Changes to the existing traffic arrangements

·         Council supports the installation of a central median in George Street, between Elizabeth Street and Collins Lane.

·         Council supports the installation of a stop sign at the University driveway and a median island in Collins Lane, as shown in Attachment 3.1.

·         Council provides a copy of detailed design of the proposed works to the Roads and Maritime Services and NSW Police Force for comments prior to installation.

 

iv)  Item 4 – Liverpool City Centre – Stop Domestic Violence street parade

·         Council classifies the event as a Class 2 Special Event.

·         Council approves the traffic aspect of the rolling street closures to be managed by the NSW Police Force.

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

 

v)   Item 5 – Reilly Street, Liverpool – Proposed removal of an existing bus stop

·         Be deferred until community consultation has been undertaken.

 

vi)  Item 6 – Items approved under Delegated Authority

·         Council notes the above delegated authority applications approved by the NSW Police and Roads and Maritime Services representatives.

·         Council submits a revised plan of the swept path on 30 Box Road, Casula for Roads and Maritime Services approval.

 

vii) Item 7 – Bus service between Miller and Carnes Hill shopping centres

·         Council approves the investigation of a bus route connecting Miller and Carnes Hill shopping centres.

·         An outcome of the investigation be provided at a future meeting.   

viii) Item 8 – Kurrajong Road and Wingham Road roundabout, Carnes Hill - Suggested road safety improvements

·         Council approves the installation of a guard rail along the south eastern corner of Kurrajong Road and Wingham Road intersection, and bollards, at the pedestrian refuges.

 

ix)  Item 9 – Liverpool City Centre – Review of existing parking arrangements close to medical centres

·         Council approves the installation of advisory “Pick Up & Set Down Only” signs at “No Parking” zones in the Liverpool City Centre.

·         Council approves the existing practice of addressing requests for “No Parking” zones on an individual basis and provided where practical.

·         Council approves the use of UV protection on all regulatory and advisory signs.

x)   Item 10 – Proposed Middleton Drive Extension Under M7 Motorway

·         Council approves the proposed Middleton Drive Extension under the M7 Motorway subject to the Roads and Maritime Services approval.

 

  1. In relation to Special Item 1 – Liverpool Local Traffic Committee - Proposed Name change, that Council does not approve the committee recommended renaming of the Local Traffic Committee to the Liverpool Pedestrian, Cyclist and Traffic Committee, and instead endorse the renaming as the Pedestrian, Active Transport and Traffic Committee. 

   

  1. Council look into the illegal removal of reflectors and steel poles in Cubitt Drive, Denham Court.

 

Foreshadowed motion:       Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Hadid    

 

That:

 

  1. Council approve the following recommendations of the Committee:

 

i)    Item 1 – Regentville Drive, Elizabeth Hills – Proposed traffic calming devices

·         Council approves the installation of the proposed asphalt speed threshold in the vicinity of House Numbers 95/97 and 15 Regentville Drive, Elizabeth Hills, subject to community consultation.

·         Council Investigates the need for a pedestrian refuge across Regentville Drive, adjacent to playgrounds and walking tracks and presents findings at the next Local Traffic Committee meeting.

 

ii)   Item 2 – McGirr Parade, Warwick Farm – Proposed parking restrictions

·         Council investigate ‘No Parking’ restrictions along one side of the street to allow safe two-way traffic movements.                    

·         Council approves a Bus Zone restriction along one side of McGirr Parade.

·         Council conducts a community consultation.

 

iii)  Item 3 – George Street and Collins Lane, Liverpool – Changes to the existing traffic arrangements

·         Council supports the installation of a central median in George Street, between Elizabeth Street and Collins Lane.

·         Council supports the installation of a stop sign at the University driveway and a median island in Collins Lane, as shown in Attachment 3.1.

·         Council provides a copy of detailed design of the proposed works to the Roads and Maritime Services and NSW Police Force for comments prior to installation.

 

iv)  Item 4 – Liverpool City Centre – Stop Domestic Violence street parade

·         Council classifies the event as a Class 2 Special Event.

·         Council approves the traffic aspect of the rolling street closures to be managed by the NSW Police Force.

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

 

v)   Item 5 – Reilly Street, Liverpool – Proposed removal of an existing bus stop

·         Council approves the removal of the existing bus stop in front of 75 Reilly Street, Liverpool.

·         Council advises Interline Bus Services and Transport for NSW of its decision.

vi)  Item 6 – Items approved under Delegated Authority

·         Council notes the above delegated authority applications approved by the NSW Police and Roads and Maritime Services representatives.

·         Council submits a revised plan of the swept path on 30 Box Road, Casula for Roads and Maritime Services approval.

 

vii) Item 7 – Bus service between Miller and Carnes Hill shopping centres

·         Council approves the investigation of a bus route connecting Miller and Carnes Hill shopping centres.

·         An outcome of the investigation be provided at a future meeting.   

viii) Item 8 – Kurrajong Road and Wingham Road roundabout, Carnes Hill - Suggested road safety improvements

·         Council approves the installation of a guard rail along the south eastern corner of Kurrajong Road and Wingham Road intersection, and bollards, at the pedestrian refuges.

 

ix)  Item 9 – Liverpool City Centre – Review of existing parking arrangements close to medical centres

·         Council approves the installation of advisory “Pick Up & Set Down Only” signs at “No Parking” zones in the Liverpool City Centre.

·         Council approves the existing practice of addressing requests for “No Parking” zones on an individual basis and provided where practical.

·         Council approves the use of UV protection on all regulatory and advisory signs.

x)   Item 10 – Proposed Middleton Drive Extension Under M7 Motorway

·         Council approves the proposed Middleton Drive Extension under the M7 Motorway subject to the Roads and Maritime Services approval.

 

  1. In relation to Special Item 1 – Liverpool Local Traffic Committee - Proposed Name change, that Council does not approve the committee recommended renaming of the Local Traffic Committee to the Liverpool Pedestrian, Cyclist and Traffic Committee, and instead endorse the renaming as the Pedestrian, Active Transport and Traffic Committee. 

 

  1. Council immediately remove the No Parking sign located on Macquarie Street, outside the medical centre.

 

  1. Council look into the illegal removal of reflectors and steel poles in Cubitt Drive, Denham Court.

 

Foreshadowed Motion        Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Division (for the motion moved by Clr Hagarty):         

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Waller

Clr Hagarty

Clr Karnib

Clr Kaliyanda

Clr Shelton            

 

Vote against:                        Clr Ayyad

Clr Balloot  

Clr Hadchiti      

Clr Hadid         

Clr Harle      

Clr Rhodes

 

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

 

 

 


Clr Balloot left the Chambers at 7.40pm.

 

Clr Balloot returned to the Chambers at 7.42pm.

 

ITEM NO:       CTTE 05

FILE NO:        277143.2018

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Liverpool Heritage Advisory Committee - 7 August 2018

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes the Minutes of the Liverpool Heritage Advisory Committee Meeting held on 7 August 2018.

 

2.    Endorse the following recommendation of the Committee which will have an operational impact:

 

a)    That consideration be given for the Library Services Manager to make changes in the publicity for events to be held at the Museum, and provide separate branding for the Museum to distinguish it from the Library.

 

3.    Determine whether or not to endorse the following recommendation of the Committee which will have a financial impact:

 

a)    A report is to be developed on historical points of interest along the Georges River, located between Liverpool and the Georges River National Park.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Harle      

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes the Minutes of the Liverpool Heritage Advisory Committee Meeting held on 7 August 2018.

 

2.    Endorse the following recommendation of the Committee which will have an operational impact:

 

a)    That consideration be given for the Library Services Manager to make changes in the publicity for events to be held at the Museum, and provide separate branding for the Museum to distinguish it from the Library.

 

  1. Endorse the following recommendation of the Committee which will have a financial impact:

 

 

a)      A report is to be developed on historical points of interest along the Georges River, located between Liverpool and the Georges River National Park.

 

4.   The minutes be amended to reflect Clr Shelton was in attendance at the Heritage Committee meeting held on 7 August 2018. 

 

Foreshadowed motion:       Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Kaliyanda      

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes the Minutes of the Liverpool Heritage Advisory Committee Meeting held on 7 August 2018.

 

2.    Endorse the following recommendation of the Committee which will have an operational impact:

a)      That consideration be given for the Library Services Manager to make changes in the publicity for events to be held at the Museum, and provide separate branding for the Museum to distinguish it from the Library.

 

3.    Amend the minutes to reflect Clr Shelton attended the committee meeting.

 

4.    Investigate whether historical points of interest are in the Heritage Western Sydney app and the cost of including additional points of interest.

 

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

 

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       CTTE 06

FILE NO:        279294.2018

SUBJECT:     Minutes of Liverpool Sports Committee Meeting held on 30 August 2018

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes the Minutes of the Liverpool Sports Committee Meeting held on 30 August 2018.

 

2.    Endorses the funding recommendation made by the Liverpool Sports Committee of $700 under the Sporting Donations for the following applicants:

Applicant

Eligibility

Recommendation

Kirrily Wood

Local Resident – Luddenham

Representing NSW at the School Sport Australia 12 Years & Under Basketball Championships (Basketball) held in Darwin Australia from 11-17 August 2018

$200

Quinn Johnson

Local Resident – Moorebank

Representing Australia at the U15’s World Cup (Baseball) held in Chitre’ Panama Central America from 10-19 August 2018

$500

 

3.    Endorses the funding recommendation made by the Liverpool Sports Committee of $1,800 under the Sporting Donations for the following applicants (pending the provision of further information):

Applicant

Eligibility

Recommendation

Maddison Kirk

Local Resident – Bringelly

Representing Australia at the 2018 TransPacific Cup (Netball) held in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea from 27 August - 2 September 2018

$500

Pending further information on the selection body.

Thomas Hine

Local Resident – Hammondville

Representing Australia at the International Triathlon Union World Age Group Multisport Championship (Triathlon) held in Odense, Fyn Denmark from 5-14 July 2018

$500

Pending further information on selection.

Mereana Peyroux

Local Resident – Miller

Representing Australia at the Wina 2018 Aged Tri-Series (Indoor Netball) held in Johannesburg South Africa from 14-20 October 2018

$500

Pending further information on selection.

Max Clissold

Local Resident – Chipping Norton

Representing NSW at the Australian Junior National Indoor Cricket Championships (Indoor Cricket) held in Toowoomba Queensland from 7 July to 14 July 2018

$300

Pending further information on selection.

 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Kaliyanda          Seconded: Clr Hadid         

 

That the recommendation be adopted.          

 

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

 

Mayor Waller called a recess of Council at 7.49pm.

 

 


Mayor Waller reopened the meeting at 8.02pm with all Councillors present except Clr Kaliyanda.

 

Questions with Notice

 

 

ITEM NO:       QWN 01

FILE NO:        279670.2018

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty

 

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?

 

Council is aware of the newspaper article. Council sought comment from the Department of Planning and Environment, who advised that the article was inaccurate. The Department has advised that there are no “missing funds” from the Special Infrastructure Contributions account, and therefore there are no impacts to projects funded in Liverpool.

 

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

 

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has recently executed six grants with Liverpool City Council for the planning and design of six projects with funds from the Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) fund. These projects include:

 

1.   Fifteenth Avenue Part 1 (Stage 1) - (Cowpasture Road and Devonshire Road/Kemps Creek)

2.   Denham Court Road (Commissioners Drive to Campbelltown Road)

3.   Edmondson Avenue Upgrade (Stage 1) Design and Acquisition 

4.   Edmondson Avenue Upgrade (Stage 2) Design and Acquisition 

5.   Bus Depot at Austral

6.   Fifteenth Avenue Part 1 - (Stage 2 -3)

 

This is in addition to Bernera Avenue, which is a road upgrade project being delivered by Liverpool City Council and part funded under the Housing Acceleration Fund (Restart NSW).

 

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

 

As noted above, as the Department has advised that there are no missing funds. The Department has advised that they are committed to the funding and ultimate delivery of these projects which are key regional infrastructure items to service the South West Growth Centre, and have further advised that they will continue to work with Council to ensure the key milestones established under the agreements executed with Council are achieved.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       QWN 02

FILE NO:        279820.2018

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty

 

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?

 

RESPONSE

 

Under RMS delegation to Councils to regulate traffic on its local road network, Council has the ability to restrict the size and length of vehicles that can access sections of the local road network.

This can be done with the installation of the appropriate signage which requires the Local Traffic Committee’s support and a Traffic Management Plan approved by the RMS.

In addition, freight companies require approval from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) to use haulage routes where such routes include Council’s local road network. NHVR requires Council’s approval. Through this process, Council can restrict the size and length of vehicles that travel on the local road network.

Furthermore, under the NSW Road Rules, it is an offence to stand a heavy/long vehicle (with a Gross Vehicle Mass of 4.5 tonne or greater or longer than 7.5m) on a street in a built-up area for longer than 1 hour, unless the driver is permitted to stop by information on street sign.

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Rhodes       

 

That Council staff come back to Council with a report on additional options for enforcement of trucks not legally parked, especially in residential areas

 

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

 

 

 

 


Clr Hadid returned to the Chambers 8.11pm.

 

ITEM NO:       QWN 03

FILE NO:        279828.2018

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Rhodes

 

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?

 

RESPONSE

                           

Council wrote to the current Minister for Defence, Christopher Pyne, with regards to the conservation of koala habitats. At this stage, Council has not received a response. Councillors will be provided with any response received from the minister.

 

Further, Council is actively working with neighbouring land managers, including State Agencies, to improve conservation outcomes for the koalas of the Macarthur Region. This includes initiatives to install wildlife warning road signs in koala strike hotspots and working with Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) on the Heathcote Road upgrade project to ensure adequate consideration for safe wildlife movements. Council staff participated in the SaveOurKoala Summit 2018, hosted by Wollondilly Council in September, to express its support of the initiatives to develop Koala Management Strategy for the southwest region.

 

Council has also been in contact with the Total Environment Centre who has advised Council that the Georges River Koala Network will be seeking to engage with Councils on the management of koalas through the Georges Riverkeeper (GRCCC). The Network has indicated that they will be seeking Local Government support for a proposal to create two Koala Regional Parks in Campbelltown and Wollondilly LGAs.

 

As the Georges River Koala Network is a collection of community groups within the region, Council’s dealings with the group have been limited to date. They are currently gathering signatures for their own petition for additional planning and physical protection of koala in the MacArthur region, which is available on the Total Environment Centre website.

 

Council will continue to tap into existing networks, community groups and government agencies to increase awareness and promote koala conservation in the region.

 

Motion:                         Moved: Clr Rhodes                        Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That Council:

 

  1. Write to the Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight requesting variable message signs (VMS) along Heathcote Road, Moorebank, Australis and Anzac Avenues with wildlife crossing signs; and
  2. Consider the following matters in the upcoming LEP review workshop and provide a report back to Council by February 2019 that identifies cost to include and implement:

a)       Consider a preservation corridor route with the suggested setbacks of 425m river and 250m creeks for koala/wildlife traversing through the Liverpool LGA along the Georges river from Campbelltown, connecting to the Holsworthy Army land and any known sub colony areas in the Liverpool LGA;

 

b)      Investigate the cost of implementing the planting koala Food Trees along the corridor routes;

 

c)       Investigate the cost of a wildlife fencing plan along Heathcote Road that includes a channelling fence directing wildlife below Deadmans Creek bridge which is recognised as a koala kill hotspot; and

 

d)      Wildlife crossings across the Georges River and identified road kill hotspots in the Liverpool LGA.

 

  1. Congratulate all efforts to action the protection of koalas in South West Sydney, which could include the:

 

·         Establishment of a 4000 hectare Koala National Park in southwest Sydney; and

 

·         Welcome all money to establish better koala care in South West Sydney.

 

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

 

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       QWN 04

FILE NO:        290042.2018

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Ayyad

 

It has been brought to my attention that some DA consents are given deferred commencements, to secure easements from Council or neighbouring properties, while others are not.

 

Please address the following:

 

  1. What is Council’s policy regarding deferred commencements for drainage easements?

 

  1. What is Council’s policy regarding approved drainage easements and commencements, for those that are not deferred when approved at the same time as a DA?

 

  1. What are the processes for both Council property and private easements?

 

  1. How do easements affect the processing of DA’s, specifically smaller DA’s for example R3 town houses and duplexes?

 

  1. Any other information in relation to easements and how they affect DA’s.

 

 

A response to this Question with Notice will be provided in the November 2018 Council Meeting Business Papers.

 

 

 

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       QWN 05

FILE NO:        290110.2018

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Ayyad

 

Please address the following:

 

Is there any circumstance that allows a Councillor or the Mayor to approve expenditure of Council funds without a prior resolution of Council?

 

If so, can you highlight which section of the Local Government Act allows this, and under which circumstances.

 

 

A response to this Question with Notice will be provided in the November 2018 Council Meeting Business Papers.

 

 

 


 

Notices of Motion

 

 

ITEM NO:       NOM 01

FILE NO:        288654.2018

SUBJECT:     Welcome to Liverpool and Orientation

 

BACKGROUND

 

The proximity of Holsworthy Barracks and Training Ground means that many military service people and their families settle in the Liverpool LGA. Some may stay for a short period of time, whilst others find a new home within our community.

 

The Australian Defence Force provides relocation assistance to all serving personnel and their families, both physically and through the provision of support and information during the transition process.

 

Quite frequently, the service-person and their families have no previous knowledge of Liverpool and our surrounding areas and rely on word of mouth from contacts within the ADF.

 

Cities like Adelaide and Brisbane take a more proactive approach to engaging with the military communities in their midst by collaborating with local contacts to develop orientation information and material that will help military service people and their families engage more totally in the community.

 

With the many recent and planned changes to the Liverpool LGA, it would be to the great benefit of the local community that orientation information and an introduction to the LGA be provided.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Establish a relationship with the Defence Community Organisation (DCO) at Holsworthy Barracks;

 

2.   Develop an orientation or welcome pack with introductory information about services and amenities in the Liverpool LGA; and

 

3.   Work with the DCO to develop an ongoing method or process of sharing information of value to the local defence community.

 

 

 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Kaliyanda          Seconded: Clr Hagarty            

 

That Council:

 

  1. Establish a relationship with the Defence Community Organisation (DCO) at Holsworthy Barracks; and

 

  1. Develop an orientation or welcome pack with introductory information about services and amenities in the Liverpool LGA; and

 

  1. Work with the DCO to develop an ongoing method or process of sharing information of value to the local defence community; and

 

  1. Develop a welcome page to service all new residents in our LGA network.      

 

Foreshadowed Motion:       Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Harle                   

 

That Council:

 

  1. Develop an online orientation welcome pack with introductory information about services and amenities in the Liverpool LGA;

 

  1. Distribute such information to the defence community and all new development areas through social network programs;

 

  1. Develop a welcome page to service all new residents in our LGA network;

 

  1. Develop an online orientation in English and also in the top three most spoken languages in Liverpool, including a range of services and facilities available; and

 

  1. Liaise with the Department of Defence to identify the specific needs of the defence families and have this included in the orientation packs, with a link on the orientation web page to be provided to defence families.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion (moved by Clr Kaliyanda) was declared LOST. The Foreshadowed motion (moved by Clr Rhodes) then became the motion and on being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

 

 


Clr Ayyad left the Chambers at 8.48pm.  

 

Clr Ayyad returned to the Chambers 8.51pm.  

 

Clr Balloot left the Chambers at 9.14pm.  

 

Clr Balloot returned to the Chambers 9.16pm.

 

ITEM NO:       NOM 02

FILE NO:        289991.2018

SUBJECT:     Smoking

 

BACKGROUND

 

Given Mayor Jilly GIBSON of North Sydney Council has recently put forward a motion with the unanimous backing of her Councillors to ban smoking in the NORTH SYDNEY CBD and the Northern Tablelands town of GLEN INNES introduced a smoking ban across its CBD in 2015 and given the extensive community consultation already carried out by this Council with respect to the question of smoking in Macquarie Mall which showed overwhelming support for such a course of action and given comments by Councillors in recent months that such a ban should extend to the CBD as a whole the following motion is proposed.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION (submitted by Clrs Shelton, Rhodes and Harle)

 

That this Council shall forthwith commence the implementation of a policy to prohibit smoking throughout the public areas of the Central Business District of LIVERPOOL including the following features:

 

1.   Appropriate signage shall be erected;

 

2.   The Communications Department be directed to implement an appropriate communication/education campaign;

 

3.   Licence agreements for marquees in Macquarie Mall shall be progressively updated to introduce a clause requiring reasonable steps to ensure patrons do not smoke; and

 

4.   That Council does not otherwise adopt an enforcement strategy through its rangers.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Harle      

 

That this Council shall forthwith commence the implementation of a policy to prohibit smoking throughout the public areas of the Central Business District of LIVERPOOL including the following features:

 

  1. Appropriate signage shall be erected; and

 

  1. The CEO direct the Communications Department to implement an appropriate communication/education campaign; and

 

  1. Licence agreements for marquees in Macquarie Mall shall be progressively updated to introduce a clause requiring reasonable steps to ensure patrons do not smoke; and

 

  1. That Council does not otherwise adopt an enforcement strategy through its rangers; and

 

  1. That Council receives a report at the end of a 12 month period.

 

Foreshadowed motion:       Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Hadid       

 

That:

 

  1. This Council shall forthwith commence the implementation of a policy to prohibit smoking throughout the areas currently designated as no smoking zones; and

 

  1. Council does not otherwise adopt an enforcement strategy through its rangers; and

 

  1. The CEO direct the Communications Department to implement an appropriate communication/education campaign; and

 

  1. Council receive a report at the end of a 12 month period, including information on how the policy has been managed, what the response has been and general feedback; and

 

  1. “No Smoking” signs be erected around all playgrounds in the whole Liverpool LGA.

 

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

  

 


 

Confidential Items

 

 

ITEM NO:       CONF 01

FILE NO:        263063.2018

SUBJECT:     Fire and Rescue NSW Referrals

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   In relation to 84-88 Campbell Street Liverpool

a)    note the inspection report by Fire and Rescue NSW, as shown in Attachment A,

b)    exercise its power to issue a Fire Safety Order as recommended by Council’s Fire safety Officer to address the identified fire safety deficiencies at 84-88 Campbell Street Liverpool.

 

2.   In relation to 25-27 Castlereagh Street Liverpool

a)    note the inspection report by Fire and Rescue NSW, as shown in Attachment A,

b)    exercise its power to issue a Fire Safety Order as recommended by Council’s Fire safety Officer to address the identified fire safety deficiencies at 25-27 Castlereagh Street Liverpool.

 

3.   In relation to 1 Ingham Place Casula

a)    note the inspection report by Fire and Rescue NSW, as shown in Attachment A,

b)    not exercise its powers to issue a Fire Safety Order at this time.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Kaliyanda            

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 


 

COUNCIL IN CLOSED SESSION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Harle      

 

That Council move into closed session to deal with items CONF 02 & CONF 03.

 

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

 

Mayor Waller then advised that Council would now move into Closed Session to deal with Item CONF 02 Legal Affairs Report: 1 July 2018 - 30 September 2018 & CONF 03 Liverpool Civic Place - Revised Proposal and Budget pursuant to:

 

Council moved into Closed Session at 9.29pm. 

 

The Mayor called for a short recess of Council at 9.29pm to allow time for the members of the gallery to leave the Chambers.

 

Mayor Waller reopened the meeting at 9.33pm with all Councillors present, except Clrs Hadchiti and Hadid.

    

Clr Hadid returned to the Chambers 9.34pm.   

  

Clr Hadchiti returned to the Chambers 9.35pm.

 

ITEM NO:       CONF 02

FILE NO:        283416.2018

SUBJECT:     Legal Affairs Report: 1 July 2018 - 30 September 2018

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Ayyad         

 

That the recommendation be adopted.          

 

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

 


CORP 05 and CONF 03 dealing with “Liverpool Civic Place – Revised Proposal and Budget” were dealt with together.

 

Clr Hadchiti left the Chambers at 9.47pm.

 

Clr Hadchiti returned to the Chambers 9.48pm.      

 

Clr Hadchiti left to the Chambers 10.09pm.  

 

Clr Hadchiti returned to the Chambers at 10.12pm.

 

ITEM NO:       CONF 03

FILE NO:        293602.2018

SUBJECT:     Liverpool Civic Place - Revised Proposal and Budget

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Directs, and delegates authority to, the CEO to progress the Liverpool Civic Place development, in accordance with the proposed project scope and budget outlined in the report of staff;

 

2.   Confirms the engagement of Built Holdings Pty Ltd to progress the project in accordance with the proposed project scope, subject to the provisions of s.55(3) of the Local Government Act 1993, for the following reasons:

a.    The project has previously been comprehensively market tested, with Built Holdings Pty Ltd being the successful proponent;

b.    The proposed project elements, being a hotel and neighbouring tower (as Developer Works), and a Council commercial tower and library (as Council Works) with associated underground parking, and the site location, remain unchanged;

c.    The project scope and budget have been subject to a comprehensive, independent quantity survey and feasibility study, confirming that the proposed pricing and budget are competitive and consistent with market rates;

d.    The time to re-commit the project to the market would delay the final delivery of the project by an estimated 12 months, which would delay the delivery of these critical assets to the market, and would further delay the relocation of Council’s offices, and consequentially, the proposed revision of use of Council’s existing facilities;

e.    Cancelling the contract with Built Holdings Pty Ltd would subject Council to absorb significant fixed costs, as detailed in the report of staff;

 

f.     To recommit the project to market, in the absence of a significant change in the project elements, could result in a detrimental effect to Council’s reputation, and possibly impact Council’s future capacity to deliver large-scale property works.

 

3.    Delegate authority to the CEO to negotiate and execute any changes to the Project Development Agreement with Built Holdings Pty Ltd, subject to legal advice, and direct the CEO to report any such amendments to the Strategic Panel, once agreed;

 

4.    Delegate authority to the CEO to complete and submit any required application documentation to NSW Treasury Corporation to secure loan funding for the proposed project on behalf of Council, as outlined in the report of staff;

 

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

                                  

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Hadid         

 

The recommendation for item CORP 05 on page 176 of the Council Agenda advising of an Addendum Report (being CONF 03) be noted.

 

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

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Hadid                     

 

That Council:

 

1.    Directs, and delegates authority to, the CEO to do all things necessary to progress the Liverpool Civic Place development, in accordance with the proposed project scope and budget outlined in the report of staff;

 

2.    Direct the CEO to explore an expansion of the project to include an estimated 500 car parking places as part of the Council works, exploring all different car parking options, including car stackers, and bring a revised project budget and funding strategy to Council for consideration by the end of 2018;

 

3.    Confirms the engagement of Built Holdings Pty Ltd to progress the project in accordance with the proposed project scope, subject to the provisions of s.55(3) of the Local Government Act 1993, for the following reasons:

a.      The project has previously been comprehensively market tested, with Built Holdings Pty Ltd being the successful proponent;

b.      The proposed project elements, being a hotel and neighbouring tower (as Developer Works), and a Council commercial tower and library (as Council Works) with associated underground parking, and the site location, remain unchanged;

c.      The project scope and budget have been subject to a comprehensive, independent quantity survey and feasibility study, confirming that the proposed pricing and budget are competitive and consistent with market rates;

d.      The time to re-commit the project to the market would delay the final delivery of the project by an estimated 12 months, which would delay the delivery of these critical assets to the market, and would further delay the relocation of Council’s offices, and consequentially, the proposed revision of use of Council’s existing facilities;

e.      Cancelling the contract with Built Holdings Pty Ltd would subject Council to absorb significant fixed costs, as detailed in the report of staff;

f.       To recommit the project to market, in the absence of a significant change in the project elements, could result in a detrimental effect to Council’s reputation, and possibly impact Council’s future capacity to deliver large-scale property works.

 

4.    Delegate authority to the CEO to negotiate and execute any changes to the Project Development Agreement with Built Holdings Pty Ltd, subject to legal advice, and direct the CEO to report any such amendments to the Strategic Panel, once agreed;

 

5.    Direct the CEO to ensure that any revised Project Development Agreement entered into over the development of Liverpool Civic Place allows expansion to permit additional parking, following consideration of this matter by the Council;

 

6.      Delegate authority to the CEO to complete and submit any required application documentation to NSW Treasury Corporation to secure loan funding for the proposed project on behalf of Council, as outlined in the report of staff;

 

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

 

  1. Stacked parking be examined within the Liverpool CBD.

 

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

 

Council moved back into Open Session at 10.18pm and Mayor Waller read the resolutions that were passed in Closed Session.

 


 

 

THE MEETING CLOSED AT 10.19pm

 

 

<Signature>

Name: Wendy Waller

Title:    Mayor

Date:    21 November 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 October 2018. I confirm that Council has adopted these Minutes as a true and accurate record of the meeting.

 

 

 


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Ordinary Meeting 21 November 2018

City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 01

Draft amendment to the Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 - Second / Multiple Driveways

 

Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

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

File Ref

285284.2018

Report By

Cameron Jewell - Strategic Planner

Approved By

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

 

 

Executive Summary

 

At the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Wednesday, 29 August 2018, Council resolved to ‘present for consideration at the November meeting a Multiple/Second driveway policy’. In addressing the above resolution, a draft amendment to the Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 (DCP) has been prepared which provides objectives and controls for the assessment of applications for a second driveway. This report provides a summary of the DCP amendment and recommends that Council endorse the amendment and for it to be placed on public exhibition.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Endorses and places 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

 

2.    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.

 

 

REPORT

 

BACKGROUND

 

At the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Wednesday 29 August 2018, Council resolved to prepare a multiple/second driveway policy and for that to be considered by Council at the November Council Meeting.

 

The development of a second or additional driveway for dwelling houses, attached dwellings and semi-detached dwellings is not prohibited under current controls. Council has an informal process to determine applications for a second or additional driveway, which can be approved as long as relevant requirements of the Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 (DCP) are met. Council currently assesses applications for second or additional driveways against relevant controls under the DCP, such as site landscaping requirements, and minimum distance of driveways from public domain infrastructure, side boundaries and street corners.

 

On narrow lots (15m width or less, measured at the lot boundary), Council’s current practice is to limit driveways to one per lot and not more than 50% of the total width of the lot frontage. On lots over 15m, a second driveway may be considered by Council should the driveway comply with relevant Australian Standards and all other provisions of the DCP.

 

In order to clarify such processes, Council has developed a DCP amendment which clearly sets out the requirements that property owners must meet in order for a second or additional driveway to be approved.

 

PROPOSED DCP AMENDMENT

 

To clarify Council’s current practices in relation to second/additional driveways, an amendment to Part 1 Section 20 – Car Parking and Access of the DCP is proposed. New objectives and controls are required, primarily to ensure that a second driveway crossing does not result in poor planning outcomes, as detailed below.

 

The proposed amendments are:

 

1.   Amending a DCP objective to specifically state that driveways do not interfere unreasonably with amenity

 

Comment

 

Currently, an objective of Section 20 – Car Parking and Access, is ‘to ensure that car parking does not interfere unreasonably with the amenity of the neighbourhood’. It is proposed that the objective will be amended to clarify that this extends to driveways and driveway crossings.

 

2.   The addition of an objective related to pedestrian and vehicle safety.

 

Comment

 

Currently the DCP contains no reference to the safety of pedestrians and vehicles, apart from the separation of commercial vehicles in car parking facilities. As an increase in driveway crossings has the potential to increase conflict between users of roads and footpaths, or has the potential to establish in a location which is visually obstructed, it is recommended that an objective relating to safety of all users is added.

 

3.   Clarification of existing DCP controls related to second driveways.

 

Comment

 

A second driveway would need to meet controls listed in Part 1 Section 20 – Car Parking and Access, as well as other DCP controls, such as landscaping requirements and removal of vegetation. The amendment specifically makes reference to existing DCP controls for which the development of a second driveway must satisfy.

 

4.   Clarification of instances in which second driveways will be considered.

 

Comment

 

Council currently only considers second driveways where the lot boundary facing the road is greater than 15 metres, as this is the minimum width in which existing controls related to landscaping, driveway width and distance from property boundaries would allow for a compliant second driveway. Further, an additional control states that combined driveway width must not be more than 50% of total lot frontage, or 12m (whichever is lesser), in order to protect amenity and not overburden stormwater infrastructure with excessive impervious surfaces. Another control ensures enough separation between primary and secondary driveways to allow for an on-street car park. This will help to limit a second driveway’s impact on on-street parking availability.

 

The controls also state that a second driveway will only be considered in instances where:

·    the second driveway will not obstruct the footpath due to vehicle overhang;

·    the second driveway does not decrease pedestrian and other road user safety due to poor visibility to/from the driveway;

·    the second driveway does not result in the net loss of any street tree;

·    there is a demonstrated lack of available on-street parking for registered vehicles; and

·    the existing driveway, and any garages or carports approved by Council, have not been converted for other uses which reduces the availability of on-site parking.

 

These controls formalise current Council practices.

 

5.   Clarification of application requirements.

 

Comment

 

The DCP amendment clarifies that a dimensioned plan of the site is required as part of a second driveway application.

 

 

 

 

NEXT STEPS

 

Should Council endorse this amendment, the next step would be to publicly exhibit the draft DCP for a period of 28 days in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000. During this time, members of the public will be able to view the draft DCP and make any comments. Following the public exhibition process, if there are any submissions, a report will be presented to Council detailing the public submissions.

 

CONSULTATION

 

The draft DCP amendment was prepared by the Planning & Transport Strategy department with input from the Development Assessment department.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

The purpose of the proposed DCP amendment is to clarify the circumstances in which the construction of a second driveway for dwelling houses, attached dwellings and semi-detached dwellings can be considered. It is recommended that Council endorses the draft DCP amendment for public exhibition.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environment

There are no environment considerations.


Social

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership

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

Legislative

Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Draft DCP Amendment Chapter 20 - Car Parking and Access


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City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 02

City Activation Strategy 2019-2024

 

Strategic Direction

Generating Opportunity

Create an attractive environment for investment

File Ref

294143.2018

Report By

Vi Girgis - Senior Officer City Precinct

Approved By

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

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The City Activation Strategy (the Strategy) harnesses an innovative model of precinct activation that will encourage the development of a well-integrated and thriving city centre. It was produced in response to the current and projected growth of Liverpool, and Council’s ambitions of fostering an 18-hour walkable city with a lively mix of residential, commercial, corporate, retail, cultural and education activities. At the Council meeting of 25 July 2018, the Strategy was presented for Council’s endorsement and was subsequently approved to be placed on public exhibition for 60 days. 

 

The Strategy’s primary purpose is to provide a framework for the development of events, initiatives and activation programs within the public realm. The key recommendations of the Strategy, to be implemented through short, medium and long-term initiatives are:

·    Develop a staged roll out of a lively City Centre night time economy.

·    Enhance the library forecourt through youth programming and improvements to its physical setting. 

·    Strengthen the public activation offer to balance the currently well-developed Macquarie Mall/ Westfield end of the City Centre with the less developed offering at its southern end.

·    Develop a coordinated annual program of public activation initiatives in Macquarie Mall, potentially emphasising the seasonal change.

·    Build on current assets of the health precinct north of Bigge Park and grow the tertiary education sector within the City Centre.

·    Introduce wayfinding and storytelling, particularly in association with various heritages sites within the City Centre.

·    Develop a convention centre within the City Centre, with a full-service, commercial accommodation component attached.

·    Develop a well-connected visual and public space relationship between the east side of the City Centre and the adjacent Georges River. 

·    Foster collaboration and capacity building of City Centre retailers and building owners to establish a more supportive and participatory environment that helps to drive the Strategy and its staged implementation.

·    Develop a program of youth and student targeted activations within the City Centre to draw in and hold these growing audiences and to offer a more positive presence.

·    Gradually develop a sponsorship/partner program to support and potentially help partly fund the City Centre’s activation initiatives.

·    Review and refine existing noise and disturbance arrangements between the Council and new City Centre residents to support the intent of the Strategy.

 

The Strategy is designated for review by Council every two years from adoption.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council adopts the City Activation Strategy 2019-2024.

 

 

REPORT

 

1.       BACKGROUND

 

1.1     Council Decision, 25 July 2018

 

At the Council meeting of 25 July 2018, Council was presented with the Draft City Activation Strategy and resolved to:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

1.2     Liverpool City Council Objectives

 

The City Activation Strategy (the Strategy) was produced in response to the current and projected growth of the Liverpool City Centre, and Council’s objectives of fostering an 18-hour walkable city with a lively mix of residential, commercial, corporate, retail, cultural and education activities. The Strategy responds to Local, State and Federal initiatives, investment, policy and strategies that will transform Liverpool and Western Sydney, including:

·   Establishment of the University of Wollongong and Western Sydney University;

·   Amendment 52 of the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008;

·   Construction of Civic Place;

·   Development of the City Commercial Core Masterplan;

·   Establishment of the Collaboration Area;

·   Western Sydney City Deal;

·   Greater Sydney Commission’s District and Region Plans; and

·   Western Sydney Airport.

 

These initiatives present opportunities for Council to take an active and collaborative approach to activating the Liverpool City Centre to attract residents, students, workers and visitors.

 

The Strategy aligns with directions from Council’s Community Strategic Plan, Our Home, Liverpool 2027, and specifically the following goals:

 

·   Direction 1: Creating Connection

-    Celebrate diversity, promote inclusion and recognise heritage.

-    Deliver a range of community events and activities.

-    Implement access and equity for all members of the community.

-    Create a dynamic, inclusive environment, including programs to support healthy living.

 

·   Direction 2: Strengthening and protecting the environment

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

 

·   Direction 3: Generating opportunity

-    Meet the challenges of Liverpool’s growing population.

-    Attract businesses for economic growth and employment opportunities.

-    Create an attractive environment for investment

 

·   Direction 4: Leading through collaboration

-    Seek efficient and innovative methods to manage our resources.

-    Increase community engagement.

-    Strive for the best practice in all Council processes.

 

The Strategy also seeks to realise Council’s Delivery Program 2017-2021 and Economic Development Strategy 2013-2023 directive to: Activate and develop vibrant places that attract residents, visitors and workers to Liverpool.

 

Finally, the Strategy delivers on various actions and principles articulated in Council’s Cultural Strategy, chief of which is to Develop a City Centre Activation Strategy that encourages amongst other things, a vibrant night life for the City.

 

1.3     Strategy Development and Consultation

 

Council engaged Stafford Strategy to produce the City Activation Strategy in response to the imperative to develop a strategy which harnesses an innovative model of precinct activation, which will encourage the development of a well-integrated and thriving City Centre.

 

The process of the strategy development involved the following steps:

·   Collaboration with the City Economy Unit;

·   Site observations and analyses undertaken throughout the City Centre;

·   Consultation with internal stakeholders;

·   Engagement with the CBD Committee;

·   Workshops with a range of external stakeholders including representatives from the health sector, educational institutions, real estate agencies, developers, corporates, community organisations, youth, cultural organisations, Liverpool Local Area Command, and local businesses;

·   Workshop with Councillors; and

·   Public exhibition for 60 days.

 

1.3.1  Results from community consultation

 

The draft Strategy was placed on public exhibition via Council’s Liverpool Listens portal for 60 days, with a survey to garner community feedback. The survey received 59 responses from a range of community members. The results of the survey are outlined below, with a selection of written responses. A more detailed report is attached to this document.

 

A summary of the results show:

·   92% either ‘strongly support’ or ‘support’ the Strategy’s vision

·   53% supported all of the short-term initiatives

·   58% supported all of the medium-term initiatives

·   60% supported all of the long term initiatives

·   90% believed that the Strategy addressed the needs of the growing Liverpool population ‘very well’, ‘well’ or ‘somewhat’

 

Some representative comments were:

·   It sounds perfect, would love to see Liverpool given some life and the idea of an 18 hour city sounds exciting. Dull old Liverpool would become the place to be.

·   This approach is a good point of difference to other LGAs. It should reflect the Aboriginal and multicultural as well as colonial/Macquarie legacy. There is much to draw from when creating a unique Liverpool narrative to give Liverpool identity.

·   The demographic is not suited to a lively city.

·   Great ideas, but we need to support local business more.

·   I’d like to see more wholesome night activities.

·   I particularly support river activation and night economy strategy. Would also like to see Liverpool play a role in addressing social issues, eg. Homelessness.

·   Closing certain streets will make it hard for customers to access local shops. Also with deliveries could make it hard as they are not set to a time.

·   Improved public spaces is more than necessary as these currently feel unsafe and foreign.

·   Fantastic long-term initiatives.

·   Must have more restaurant facilities and use the river much more than at present. Why not have some piers on the river like in Sydney Harbour, with restaurants overlooking the water?

·   I like how there is a strong focus on activation. I would like more references to historical – Aboriginal, colonial and contemporary historical references – that are specific and unique to Liverpool (Cabrogal, Macquarie, multicultural developments over time). This ‘places’ Liverpool in its own space amongst other areas of Western Sydney and can provide a Liverpool voice.

·   I support everything that has Liverpool becoming more accessible to everyone, more inclusive and definitely more green.

 

Council also received one written submission from the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLDH), acknowledging the role that the Strategy plays in creating a healthy livable city, and improving physical and social connectivity throughout the CBD. SWSLDH was specifically supportive of the following initiatives:

·   Activation of Pioneer Memorial Park.

·   Improved connections and wayfinding.

·   Youth-targeted activities and programs.

·   Initiatives to activate the night time economy.

·   Investigation of a river-edge boardwalk.

·   Civic Place development and associated ongoing activations of the southern end of the city.

·   Rooftop recreation and hospitality spaces, particularly those which offer non-alcohol based activities.

 

SWSLDH also provided a number of recommendations relating to:

·   Initiatives to improve health and wellbeing through enhancing walkability and cyclability, and length of stay at local destinations.

·   Access to facilities that support moderate to vigorous physical activities.

·   Access to healthy foods.

·   Social cohesion and connectivity.

·   Smoking: introducing smoking bans in commercial outdoor dining/café areas and in spaces designed for families and children.

 

1.3.2  Changes to the Strategy following consultation

 

Overall, feedback from internal and external stakeholders, as well as the community, was generally positive and supportive of the Strategy and its initiatives. As such, minimal changes were made relating to the following:

·   Consolidating streetscape improvements into the development of a City Centre Master Plan driven by Council’s new City Design team.

·   Consideration of master planning at Woodward Park.

·   Development of a broader Heritage Activation Strategy, which includes activation of major sites such as Pioneer Memorial Park.

·   Development of a Night Time Activation Strategy.

·   Robust consideration of Civic Place and its ongoing activation program.

·   The staged development of the library forecourt as a youth space.

 

2.       CITY ACTIVATION STRATEGY

 

2.1     Vision of the Strategy

 

To foster an 18-hour walkable city with a lively and well-integrated mix of activities, in order to attract private investment and stimulate Liverpool’s communities to make greater use of the City Centre and its attributes.

 

2.2     Strategy Principles

 

A set of guiding principles were identified to ensure effective development and delivery of the Strategy. These include:

·   Local authenticity: activation initiatives must have strong specific local content and link with the existing social and cultural profile of Liverpool.

·   Creativity: creative content is required to emphasise local authenticity and to help generate partnerships and collaboration.

·   Agility: there is a need to be able to respond quickly to unexpected opportunities and challenges.

·   Curation: the ordered application and selection, arrangement and management of an activation program.

·   Leverage: links with Council’s current strategic objectives, and major private development initiatives through the targeted staging and development of activation opportunities.

·   Research: working from a strong evidence base when devising activation initiatives.

·   Trial and error: successful activation involves a willingness to take a degree of manageable risks, if creativity is to drive an activation program.

·   Invitation: involves places where a public welcome is offered and understood, and the attraction to use it is strong.

·   Collaboration: while Council, as the lead public agency, will take a dominant role, collaboration with industry, community and other major stakeholders is essential.

·   Effective resourcing: devising an effective activation program with its various demands, and with the necessary attention to detail, requires a commitment to effective resourcing.

 

2.3     Activation Initiatives

 

The Strategy proposes a program of short, medium and longer-term activation initiatives to realise Council’s objectives for an 18-hour walkable city that is vibrant, dynamic and welcoming. The initiatives are outlined below:

 

2.3.1  Short-term activations (1-2 years)

·   Development of Railway Street as a “shared street” (vehicles and pedestrians), with the potential to close it off as a “pedestrian only” event space at specific times during the year.

·   Improvements in connection/wayfinding and public space quality to the arcade/laneway connection between Railway Street and Macquarie Street South. 

·   Trial night time initiatives, including temporary closure/activation of laneways 

·   Develop and trial off-street, surface car park activations, with potential to link with laneway activations. 

·   Establish a robust activation program for Macquarie Mall that emphasises a seasonal awareness. 

·   Develop the existing library forecourt as a youth space. It currently has informal use as a youth space which should be formalised through planned activations.

·   Develop a temporary activation program for the NSW TAFE forecourt. 

·   Investigate the feasibility of a convention centre development and associated full-service hotel. 

·   Establish a City Activation Project Control Group. 

·   Ensure the design of Civic Place carefully considers its use as a public space/meeting point/key activation site, and make appropriate infrastructure and design provisions to foster this.

·   Identify public space improvements through the development of a City Centre Master Plan. 

·   Ensure future developments of Woodward Park are sympathetic to its proximity to the City Centre, and its potential as a key public space for City Centre users. 

·   Ensure that any reviews of planning regulations align with the Strategy’s ambitions of fostering an activated 18-hour economy.  

 

2.3.2  Medium-term activations (3-5 years)

·   Investigate library forecourt improvements, and continuation of a youth-orientated activation program. 

·   Investigate and trial a joint north Macquarie Mall and St Luke’s Precinct activation program. 

·   Trial temporary and occasional closures to key intersections to the south of the City Centre for public pedestrian activation. 

·   Develop and deliver a Civic Place activation program. 

·   Explore opportunities for rooftop recreation and hospitality spaces.

·   Develop a Night Time Activation Strategy off the back of previous trials and initiatives in this activation area.

·   Develop a Heritage Activation Strategy.

·   Develop an ongoing broader consultation program.

·   Prepare an investigation, design and cost estimates for a river edge boardwalk along the eastern perimeter of the City Centre.

 

2.3.3  Longer-term activations (6+ years)

·   Construct a new river edge promenade and a signature pedestrian bridge (as described above) to the east bank of the river, linking back to the City Centre and showcasing a piece of innovative urban design. The intention would be to create a space capable of hosting an event as well as acting as a passive outlook to the river corridor.

·   Create a new northern entry/frontage to Westfield Liverpool at Campbell Street, in cooperation with Scentre Group. Team this with a new 4-5 metre wide pedestrian crossing to link to Macquarie Street North.

·   Look to build opportunities for longer-term sponsorship and partnership arrangements with a mixture of stakeholders who can work with Council and take responsibility for specific spaces and their ongoing development and marketing.

 

2.4     Evaluation and Review

 

Council will evaluate and review the Strategy two years after adoption. The review will focus on the following: 

·   Council’s ongoing commitment to the purpose and objectives of the Strategy; 

·   Evaluation of the short-term activation initiatives and their effectiveness in realising the purpose and objectives of the Strategy; 

·   Review of medium-term initiatives and their appropriateness going forward, in light of deliverables from the short-term initiatives.

·   Development of an Action Plan for the medium-term initiatives with considerations of related resources and costing. 

 

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.

Environment

Improvement to river edge proposal will incorporate improvements to the riparian treatment.


Social

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

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


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.

Deliver services that are customer focused.

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         City Activation Strategy 2019-2024 (Under separate cover)

2.         Draft City Activation Strategy Liverpool Listens Report (Under separate cover)  


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City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 03

Draft City Innovation Strategy

 

Strategic Direction

Generating Opportunity

Meet the challenges of Liverpool’s growing population

File Ref

294329.2018

Report By

Emily Tinson - Senior Officer, City Innovation

Approved By

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

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council officers have drafted a City Innovation Strategy in parallel to the delivery of the Liverpool Community Strategic Plan.

 

The strategy has developed an organisational approach to innovative service delivery, as well as positioning Liverpool as a City of Innovation, and a lead collaborator with its community and stakeholders.  The strategy identifies three themes to address the concept of innovation: Council as an Innovation Leader; A City of Innovation; and, Innovation through Collaboration.

 

The development of the draft strategy has involved extensive engagement with staff and community stakeholders, as well as a literature review of contemporary thinking on innovation.

 

This report recommends placing the draft Innovation Strategy on public exhibition.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Exhibit the draft Innovation Strategy for 28 days; and

 

2.    Delegate to the CEO the finalisation of the Strategy if no submissions are received; or

 

3.    If submissions are received, report back to Council with the details and a final strategy incorporating any updates.

 

 

 

 

REPORT

 

At its meeting on 22 November 2017, Council endorsed a proposal to position Liverpool as an Innovation City. On 26 September 2018, Council received an update on the progress of this proposal which included information about the development of a City Innovation Strategy.

 

The purpose of the strategy is to build on the work of the Liverpool Innovation Precinct and focus on how innovation can benefit the community, as well as what Council can do to support the concept. This is in alignment with a number of directions in Council’s Community Strategic Plan, including: seeking innovative methods to manage our resources; and, striving for best practice in all Council processes.

 

Innovation has many definitions, but a common theme is about an idea that is new and has value and purpose to the user. It is not only about invention, science or technology, but about people seeing how things can be done differently and working to achieve it.

 

Innovation is closely aligned with collaboration. One of the roles of Liverpool City Council is to bring people and organisations together and facilitate connection in the community. Along with its advocacy role on behalf of residents, collaboration is one of Council’s key roles in creating a City of Innovation.

 

The draft Innovation Strategy is underpinned by the quadruple bottom line of Liverpool’s Community Strategic Plan (Creating Connection, Strengthening and Protecting Our Environment, Generating Opportunity and Leading through Collaboration) and focuses on three key themes:

·  Council as an Innovation Leader

·  A City of Innovation

·  Innovation through Collaboration

 

The strategy identifies work that is being done by Council now and proposes new actions for the future. It is consistent with regional, State and Federal government policies and direction and integrates commitments from the Western Sydney City Deal and relevant actions in Council’s Delivery Program and Operational Plan.

 

Each theme has a number of objectives outlined below.

 

Council as an Innovation Leader

·    Be recognised as a leader by the community, businesses, organisations across Sydney and Australia, and other innovation leaders around the world.

·    Have the back-end data systems in place that lead to better lives for people who live, work and play in Liverpool.

·    Have staff who systematically think about bringing diverse groups together to look at new ways of doing things and participate in innovation opportunities.

·    Have staff who embody its organisational vision and values.

 

A City of Innovation

·    Be recognised as having an innovation ecosystem centred around an innovation precinct that specialises in health care, health interventions and health outcomes.

·    Have systematic processes in place to bring new approaches to key problems and opportunities in Liverpool that ensures early and continuous engagement of key stakeholders.

·    See the city showcase new solutions to city challenges.

 

Innovation through Collaboration

·    Have a lead role in development of the Aerotropolis and the Liverpool Innovation Precinct delivering a vibrant economy and improved liveability night and day for the people who live, work and play in Liverpool.

·    See a growth in the number of businesses located in Liverpool and increased diverse employment opportunities in the area.

·    Be a recognised leader in early and ongoing community engagement with recognised participation from all members of the community.

·    Be a partner in facilitating educational opportunities in the Liverpool Innovation Precinct and Aerotropolis.

·    Have established Liverpool as Sydney’s third CBD.

 

Community Engagement

 

Extensive community and staff engagement was undertaken to develop the first draft of the strategy which was distributed to all directorates for comment and feedback in October. Consultation included:

·    Two community workshops - which included councillors, directors, city stakeholders, and community members - introduced the concept of innovation and audited key attributes to create a city of innovation.

·    A Liverpool Listens survey was held in August. More than 40 responses were received to questions including: where Liverpool should focus to provide opportunities for innovation; what Council could do to accelerate innovation; and questions about data and entrepreneurs.

·    Three staff workshops which identified challenges and opportunities for innovation and an introduced design thinking.

·    A voting booth was held at Eat Your Heart Out on 25 August. Participants answered the question: What needs to be the priority of innovation in Liverpool? The options related to the four directions of the Community Strategic Plan. A total of 244 votes were received, evenly spread across the options.

·    A voting booth at State of the Region on 13 September to understand innovation priorities. People were asked to vote for their priority to foster an innovative city. A total of 32 votes were received.

 

Literature review

 

The strategy development began with an extensive literature review, to ensure contemporary thinking and best practice was included. The literature review demonstrated the value of innovation across the private and public sector, and the need to support innovators to establish an innovation ecosystem. The literature review is attached to this report.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

Utilise the Western Sydney City Deal Agreement to create Jobs for the Future.

Utilise the Western Sydney City Deal agreement to provide opportunities for residents in the LGA to enhance skills and education.

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

Provide efficient parking for the City Centre.

Enhance the environmental performance of buildings and homes.

Facilitate economic development.

Environment

Utilise the Western Sydney City Deal agreement to enhance liveability and environment of the LGA.

Minimise household and commercial waste.

Manage the environmental health of waterways.

Manage air, water, noise and chemical pollution.

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

Support the delivery of a range of transport options.


Social

Utilise the Western Sydney City Deal agreement to provide connectivity across the LGA through infrastructure and social initiatives.

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


Civic Leadership

Implementation and Governance of the Western Sydney City Deal agreement.

Act as an environmental leader in the community.

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

Foster neighbourhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

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.         Draft Innovation Strategy (Under separate cover)

2.         Innovation Strategy Literature Review (Under separate cover)  


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Ordinary Meeting 21 November 2018

City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 04

Voluntary Planning Agreement in conjunction with DA-407/2017/A at 24 Bernera Road, Prestons

 

Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

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

File Ref

300737.2018

Report By

Greg Mottram - Development Assessment Planner

Approved By

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

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council has identified the need to upgrade the existing signalised intersection at Bernera Road/Yarrunga Road/Yato Road. Council recognised the need for the upgrade at the time consultation was undertaken, as part of the approval process for the State Significant Development (SSD) at 5-35 Yarrunga Road Prestons (known as the ‘Logos site’) which was granted consent on 24 June 2016.

 

Council’s Traffic and Transport Section engaged a design consultant to complete a concept and detailed design of the intersection upgrade, which has been sent to the RMS for review and endorsement, to confirm the design meets their requirements. The RMS is currently reviewing the design. Based on this design, the cost of the intersection upgrade has been calculated at $2.19 million.

 

A quantity surveyor’s report is being commissioned and will be finalised once the RMS endorse the design. Costings have been devised on the basis of information available and includes a 15-20% contingency on individual items, including the works identified for this development application.

 

Development consents which have been issued that result in an impact on the level of service of the intersection (detailed below) contain conditions that require a particular scope of works to be undertaken, which are a direct consequence of the development.  The works conditioned will address any adverse impacts of truck movements associated with each development through an upgrade of the intersection, apportioned based upon the relative impacts for each development.

 

Since the approval of the applications listed below, Council has identified the need for a more cohesive approach to upgrading the intersection; given that developers have expressed an interest in making a monetary contribution in lieu of carrying out the intersection works.

In response, Council supported the offer made by several developers for a monetary contribution that will enable Council to construct the intersection. The only legal mechanism for Council to collect monetary contributions outside of a developer contribution plan is in the form of a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA).

 

The first of the applications that have progressed through to a formal VPA offer is for the approved development at 55 Yarrunga Road Prestons (DA-681/2017). The VPA was endorsed by Council on 25 July and is now progressing to finalisation.  A copy of the approved plans for DA-681/2017 can be found on Council’s website at the following link:

https://eplanning.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/Pages/XC.Track/SearchApplication.aspx?id=346766

 

The subject VPA is for the approved development being the construction of an industrial building consisting of two warehouses at 24 Bernera Road, Prestons. A copy of the approved plans for DA-407/2017 can be found on Council’s website at the following link:

https://eplanning.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/Pages/XC.Track/SearchApplication.aspx?id=341203

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

5.   Note that any planning agreement will be subject to approval of development application DA-407/2017/A;

 

6.   Note that in accepting the proposed offer to enter into a planning agreement, Council retains full discretion to determine development application DA-407/2017/A on its merits in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979; and 

 

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

 

REPORT

 

Background

 

Council has identified the need to upgrade the existing signalised intersection at Bernera Road/Yarrunga Road/Yato Road. The upgrade is required to ensure that the intersection continues to operate with an acceptable level of service and accommodates the turning paths of the expected heavy vehicles (including B-double vehicles).

 

The upgrade requirement was first identified when the Department of Planning and Environment approved a State Significant Development (SSD) at 5-35 Yarrunga Road Prestons on 24 June 2016 (AKA Logos site). The traffic movements expected as a result of these developments, as well as other proposed developments in the vicinity, identified the need for the signalised intersection to be upgraded.

 

The table below and in figure 1 & 2 details the Development Applications approved which impact on the operation of the subject intersection.

 

No. Identified in Figure 1

DA Number

Address

Proposal

Status

Intersection upgrade condition

1

DA-681/2017

55 Yarrunga Road Prestons

Construction Of Two (2) Warehouse Buildings, Distribution Centre With Ancillary Office.

Application approved under delegated authority on 26 February 2018

Condition imposed for the provision of localised road widening at the north-west corner of the intersection (Conditions 105,111 and 113 of DA-681/2017)

Modification DA-681/2017/A approved 27 September 2018 granted consent for the replacement of conditions 105,111 and 113 with a VPA which was endorsed by Council on 25 July 2018. 

 

 

2

SSD 7155

5-35 Yarrunga Road Prestons

Staged construction of five warehouse buildings, associated office space, access roads, parking, and drainage and landscaping.

A subsequent modification approved an additional warehouse, therefore resulting in a total of 6 warehouses. (AKA Logos site)

Application approved by the Department of Planning and Environment as a State Significant Development on 24 June 2016.

Modification for the additional warehouse was approved on 13 February 2018.

 

 

Following consultation with Council, the DPE imposed conditions of consent for the design, payment and construction for intersection upgrade works in consultation with Council. (Conditions C1-C4 of SSD 7155)

3

DA-527/2017

14 Yarrunga Road Prestons

Construction and operation of a concrete batching plant and a materials blending plan

Application approved by Local Planning Panel on 30 April 2018

Condition imposed for the provision of localised road widening at the northern side of the intersection (Conditions 107-109 of DA-527/2017)

4

DA-407/2017

24 Bernera Road Prestons

Demolition of existing dwellings and outbuildings and construction of an industrial building consisting of 2 warehouses

Application approved under delegated authority on 8 March 2018.

Condition imposed for the provision of localised road widening at the north-west corner of the intersection (Conditions 28, 29, 114 and 125 of DA-407/2017)

 

DA-407/2017A was lodged 6 April 2018 to amend conditions 28,29,114 and 125 relating to the intersection works which the applicant seeks to replace by entering into a a Voluntary Planning Agreement with Council for $84,129

5

DA-987/2015

Lot 1 and Lots A-C Kurrajong Road Prestons

Construction of a new Industrial Warehouse facility consisting of 2 units & extension of Yato Road. (AKA Charter Hall Site)

Application approved under delegated authority on 26 April 2016.

Conditions imposed for the design and payment to Council for  a mountable median island and an 80m dedicated right turn lane from Bernera Road (northbound) into Yato Road (Conditions 41, 42, 43 of DA-987/2015)

6

DA-764/2017

Lot 1 Kurrajong Road Prestons

Demolition of the existing dwelling and construction of thirty (30) small warehouses and a storage facility containing fifty-eight (58) storage units with one-hundred and eighty (180) car parking spaces.

Application approved under delegated authority on 7 June 2018

Condition imposed for the provision of road widening at the northern side of the intersection (Conditions 110-112 of DA-764/2017)

 

Figure 1: Location of Intersection

Figure 2: Location of approved applications

 

 

The existing signalised Bernera Road/Yarrunga Road/Yato Road intersection was constructed as a requirement of the development of the Aldi Distribution Centre in 2009 identified in Figure 2 above. At the time, most of the Prestons Industrial Area was in transition and was predominately occupied by rural land uses. The signalised intersection was constructed as a basic four-way interim configuration without dedicated right and left turn lanes along Bernera Road or Yarrunga Road.

 

 

 

With recent additional developments in the Industrial Area, including the logos (approximately 207,210m²) and Charter Hall’s (149,900m²) industrial developments, generating a total of approximately 842 veh/hr; Council has identified the need for an intersection upgrade. While Council has recognised the need for the intersection upgrade and put forward a design, RMS approval is required for any signalised intersection works and is currently pending.

 

Council’s Developer Contribution Plan (Prestons Industrial Area) 2009, identified the need for a signalised intersection. The Contribution Plan included a basic four-way signalised intersection.  The SSD development, the development which is the subject of this report and those developments listed in the table above generated a certain level of B-double truck movements during peak hours, which was not anticipated under the contributions plan.

 

Council’s Traffic and Transport department developed a costs breakdown that apportioned intersection works to each of the developments identified to contribute to the need for the upgrade of the intersection. Costings are apportioned according to forecast B-double truck movements per hour during peak periods.

 

It is envisaged that the intersection will be delivered in stages, to minimise disruption to the level of service of the intersection.

 

Once the final design is approved by RMS, a comprehensive delivery program will implemented for the delivery of the intersection upgrade.

 

All monetary contributions that will be collected from the executed VPA’s will be placed into a dedicated account for the intersection upgrade. The intersection works will commence once sufficient funding has been obtained.

 

Council officers are confident that funding in the form of a monetary contribution or works to be carried out in conjunction with specific applications (as detailed in the table above), will be accelerated due to the level of development approvals seen in the locality in recent times.  Notably, the SSD Logos development who will be required to fund half of the overall cost of the intersection, based on the scope of this development. The Logos development is underway and is reaching its final stages.

 

Negotiations have commenced between Council and other developers who have had a consent granted for development impacting the intersection, to enter into a VPA in lieu of the condition of consent requiring apportioned intersection upgrade works.

 

DA-407/2017 – 24 Bernera Road

 

On 8 March 2018 Council approved DA-407/2017 under Delegated Authority at 24 Bernera Road, Prestons. The Development Application approved the Construction of an Industrial Building Consisting of (2) Warehouses With Associated Offices. An aerial image of the intersection in relation to the subject site is shown in figure 3 below.

 

The traffic movements expected by this development, have highlighted the need for the intersection of Bernera Road/Yarrunga Street/Yato Road to be upgraded. It is expected that the approved development at 24 Bernera Road, Prestons is likely to generate an additional 58 B-double vehicles per hour during peak hour.

 

 

Figure 3 Aerial View of the subject site and the intersection location.

 

Council approved the application and imposed the following conditions on DA-407/2017 that detailed certain works required to the subject intersection to be undertaken prior to any Occupation Certificate being issued under DA-407/2017.

 

Traffic

 

28.     The developer shall submit a detailed design showing road widening of the section of Bernera Road fronting the development site with a deceleration lane and a raised concrete central median, to Council’s Traffic and Transport Section for approval.  The design is to  show:

 

·      The existing centre line on Bernera Road being maintained at its current location;

·      Two southbound traffic lanes on Bernera Road along the frontage of development site;

·      A 0.9m wide raised concrete central median;

·      A left in only 3.2m deceleration lane off Bernera Road

·      A minimum of 1.5 m wide paved footpath with pram ramps

 

The design plans should be prepared in accordance with Austroads and the relevant design guidelines and include the proposed design for Bernera Road/ Yato Road intersection upgrade.

 

A copy of approved design plans for Bernera Road/Yarrunga Street/Yato Road intersection upgrade can be obtained from Council.

 

29.     The developer is to provide a design plan showing localised road widening along the section of Bernera Road on the northern western corner of the Bernera Road/Yarrunga Street/Yato Road intersection, as part of the intersection upgrade to Council Traffic and Transport Section for review and approval. A meeting is suggested between the developer and Council Traffic and Transport Section to discuss design requirements prior to the design plan being prepared.

 

114.   All approved roadworks, including localised road widening along the section of Bernera Road on the northern western corner of the Bernera Road/Yarrunga Street/Yato Road intersection, as part of the intersection upgrade, rehabilitation of the two southbound lanes and declaration lane along the property frontage and associated infrastructure, signposting and street lighting are to be completed to Liverpool Council requirements, at no expense to Liverpool Council or Roads and Maritime Services.

 

125. The approved localised road widening along the section of Bernera Road on the northern western corner of the Bernera Road/Yarrunga Street/Yato Road intersection, as part of the intersection upgrade.

 

Following the determination of DA-407/2017, Council’s Traffic and Transport department developed a design for the intersection upgrade with an associated costs breakdown, which apportioned monetary values to development impacting on the level of service of the intersection. The monetary contribution apportioned to the subject development at 24 Bernera Road, Prestons is $84,129.00.

 

A modification application (DA-407/2017/A) was lodged with Council on 16 March 2018, which sought to delete conditions requiring intersection works to be carried out and instead made an offer to enter into a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA), for the payment of the costs apportioned to the subject site relating to its impact on the intersection.

 

The legal representatives of the applicant in conjunction with Council’s legal representatives have prepared a draft Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) for Council’s consideration and endorsement.

 

The offer outlined in the attached VPA is for a monetary contribution to the value of $84,129.00 (subject to CPI increases) paid to Council prior to the issue of any Occupation Certificate for the development.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conclusion

 

An offer to enter a VPA in connection with DA-407/2017 for a monetary contribution for the upgrade of the Bernera Road/Yarrunga Street/Yato Road has been received. A draft VPA has been prepared for Council endorsement that provides a monetary contribution of $84,129.00 to the upgrade of the intersection.

 

It is recommended that the VPA be endorsed by Council and exhibited in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulations 2000, and that Council delegates to the CEO (subject to consideration of any changes following public exhibition) to execute the planning agreement in the form that is publicly exhibited or with minor alterations.

 

The planning agreement will be subject to the approval of the associated modification development application DA-407/2017/A currently under assessment.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

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

Facilitate economic development.

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

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Draft VPA (Under separate cover)

2.         Explanatory Note (Under separate cover)

3.         Consent for DA-407/2017 (Under separate cover)  


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Ordinary Meeting 21 November 2018

City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 05

Draft Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 (Amendment 31) - Boarding House Development - Post exhibition report

 

Strategic Direction

Generating Opportunity

Meet the challenges of Liverpool’s growing population

File Ref

301358.2018

Report By

Kweku Aikins - Strategic Planner

Approved By

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

 

 

Executive Summary

 

At its 29 August 2018 meeting, Council resolved to endorse draft Liverpool Development Control Plan (DCP) 2008 (Amendment 31), place the document on public exhibition for 28 days, delegate finalisation of the draft DCP to the CEO in the event no submissions were received, or report back to Council the details of any submissions received upon conclusion of the exhibition period.

 

Draft Amendment 31 aims to regulate the character of boarding house development, pursuant to Clause 30A of State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009 [SEPP (ARH)].

 

Public exhibition was undertaken between 26 September 2018 and 23 October 2018, with two submissions received. One submission expressed support for the changes and voiced concerns about the operation of boarding houses, with respect to how the behaviour of future occupants would be regulated. The remaining submission did not support the proposed changes, suggesting a wholesale amendment of the DCP to cater towards ‘small space living options’.

 

As a result of the public exhibition, the following changes to Amendment 31 have been made:

-     Deletion of objective regarding housing choice and affordability

-     A notation has been added for communal living areas to be split if it results in a better planning outcome

-     Adaptable room control changed to make reference to relevant Australian Standards “as amended”

-     Minor grammatical change for control regarding centralisation of communal living and kitchen areas

-     The word ‘ensuite’ has been changed to ‘bathroom’ when referring to controls for self-contained rooms

-     The control regarding the location of ‘management offices’ has been re-worded to clarify its intention

-     Side setbacks in the R2 zone have been changed from 3m (ground and first floor) to 1.5m (ground floor) and 1.8m (first floor)

 

It is recommended that Council adopt draft DCP 2008 (Amendment 31).

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council adopts draft Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 (Amendment 31), to come into effect upon publication of the required notice in the local newspaper.

 

 

REPORT

 

Background

In July 2009 SEPP (ARH) was gazetted by the Minister for Planning. The Policy aims to provide a consistent planning regime for the provision of affordable rental housing throughout New South Wales by implementing non-discretionary development standards and floor space ratios for the development of secondary dwellings, in-fill development, group homes and boarding houses. Clause 30A of SEPP (ARH) requires the consent authority to determine if boarding houses are “compatible with the character of the locality”.

 

At the 28 June 2017 meeting, Council resolved to “develop controls relating to Section 30A of State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) (relating to the development of boarding houses within the Liverpool local government area), into the relevant local planning instruments, to provide certainty to the community, developers and the residents that these developments seek to serve”.

 

Council resolved to place Amendment 31 on public exhibition at the 29 August 2018 Council meeting. The draft DCP amendment includes controls to regulate the character of boarding house developments in conjunction with the provisions of the SEPP ARH, the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan (LLEP) 2008, and existing parts of the DCP 2008.

 

Public exhibition

 

Public exhibition was undertaken between 26 September 2018 and 23 October 2018, in accordance with Clause 18 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.  Two submissions were received.

 

One submission expressed support for the proposed changes, noting also that the behaviour of future occupants requires careful management.

 

The second submission did not support the proposed changes, suggesting a wholesale amendment of the DCP that would facilitate the development of smaller self-contained rooms in boarding houses. Issues raised in the submissions and Council staff responses are outlined in Attachment 1.

 

Following consideration of the submissions received, the following changes to the draft DCP 2008 (Amendment 31) have been made:

-     The objective regarding housing choice and affordability has been removed as the SEPP ARH already achieves this. The draft DCP rather aims to regulate and enforce the character of boarding houses.

-     A notation has been made allowing communal living areas to be split if it results in a better planning outcome (otherwise a singular, centralised living room would be required).

-     Control for the inclusion of adaptable rooms will be changed to ensure that it makes reference tothe relevant Australian Standards (AS) for Adaptable Housing (AS 4299 - 1995) as amended.”

-     Minor grammatical change to control communal living and kitchen areas, as there may be more than one of each in a single building.

-     The word ‘ensuite’ has been changed to ‘bathroom’ when referring to controls for self-contained rooms, as ‘ensuite’ implies that the bathroom facility needs to be located off the bedroom.

-     The control regarding the location of ‘management offices’ has been re-worded to clarify that management/reception offices are optional.

-     Side setbacks in the R2 zone have been changed from 3m (ground and first floor) to 1.5m (ground floor) and 1.8m (first floor), as this will be sufficient to achieve the intent of the control without adversely affecting the desired streetscape character of low density localities.

 

The amended draft document (with track changes) is included in Attachment 2.

 

Conclusion

 

Draft DCP 2008 (Amendment 31) has been prepared in accordance with previous resolutions of Council. The intent of the proposed changes are to set out clear requirements for assessing the character of boarding houses throughout the Liverpool LGA.

 

In line with Council’s resolution of 29 August 2018, Amendment 31 was publicly exhibited between 26 September and 23 October 2018. Two submissions were received, with one expressing support for the proposal. The supportive submission, also voiced concerns about the operation of boarding houses with respect to how the behaviour of future occupants would be regulated. The second submission did not support the proposed changes and suggested that the DCP should be amended in its entirety to cater for ‘small space living options’.  Following consideration of the submissions, changes have been made to provide greater flexibility for developers and clarify the intent of relevant provisions.

 

It is recommended that Council adopt Amendment 31. If adopted, the DCP amendment will come into effect upon publication of the required notice in the local newspaper.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environment

Enhance the environmental performance of buildings and homes.


Social

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


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.

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

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000

State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Table of issues raised in public submissions

2.         Draft LDCP 2008 (Amendment 31) - with track changes  


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Draft Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 (Amendment 31) - Boarding House Development - Post exhibition report

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Ordinary Meeting 21 November 2018

City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 06

Proposal to rezone 315 and 335 Denham Court Road, Denham Court from E4 - Environmental Living to R2 - Low Density Residential

 

Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

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

File Ref

302549.2018

Report By

Graham Matthews - Senior Strategic Planner

Approved By

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

 

Property

315 and 335 Denham Court Road, Denham Court

Owner

Synergy Property Empire P/L (315 Denham Court Road) and Michael Charles Hobson and Michele Kerry Hobson (335 Denham Court Road)

Applicant

Nelcorb Pty Ltd

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council has received a planning proposal (RZ No. 3/2018) to rezone land from E4 — Environmental Living to R2 — Low Density Residential at 315 and 335 Denham Court Road, Denham Court.

 

The site was rezoned from RU2 — Rural Landscape to E4 — Environmental Living pursuant to State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) Sydney Region Growth Centres (2006) in August 2014.

 

Guidance from the Department of Planning & Environment in “A guide to preparing planning proposals” states there is a presumption against rezoning requests seeking to amend an environmental planning instrument that are less than five years old, unless the proposal can clearly justify that it meets the Strategic Merit Test. The zoning and development controls are four years old.

 

The planning proposal does not have strategic merit having regard to the context of the site adjacent to other E4 and RU2 zone land on the eastern side of the upper canal and the separation of the site from the R2 zoned land on the western side of the canal. The site has more in common with the E4 and RU2 zoned land. The objective of increasing housing supply generally in the Liverpool LGA is not a strong reason to increase residential density on this site. Increasing residential density needs to be assessed on a precinct, neighbourhood and LGA scale, not at a site specific level.

 

The planning proposal is not the result of any strategic study, is not consistent with certain key objectives and actions of the Sydney Region Plan and Western City District Plan in that neither document identifies the site within any strategic corridor, is inconsistent with the East Leppington ILP and the proposal is not responding to a change in circumstances including investment in new infrastructure or changing demographic trends that have not been recognised by the existing planning controls put in place only four years ago.

 

The proposal does not take sufficient account of the constraints impacting the site, including ecological and technical, which informed the original decision to zone the site E4 — Environmental Living. The site is part of an isolated and highly constrained parcel of land providing a transition between Rural Landscape zoned land to the east and Low Density Residential zoned land elsewhere in the precinct. The site is adjoined by the Upper Canal and is traversed by several high pressure natural gas pipelines.

 

Rezoning the subject site would likely establish a precedent allowing landowners on the adjacent sites to also seek to rezone the land from E4 — Environmental Living to R2 — Low Density Residential, with the associated increase in development standards applying to those lots. Were Council to agree to the rezoning of the subject site, it is likely that the entire existing buffer between the RU2 — Rural Landscape zoned land to the east, and the R2 — Low Density Residential zoned land elsewhere in the precinct may be subject to rezoning.

 

Advice was sought from the Liverpool Local Planning Panel at its meeting on 29 October 2018 in accordance with the Local Planning Panel direction – Planning Proposals dated 23 February 2018. The Panel concurred with the Council officer’s report that the proposal lacked both strategic and site specific merit. The Panel concluded that the proposed rezoning fails to demonstrate strategic merit and the Panel is not supportive of the proposal proceeding to a gateway determination.

 

The Council officer’s assessment report considered by the Local Planning Panel is at Attachment 1. The officer’s report provides a detailed assessment of the proposal against the criteria for determining strategic and site specific merit, as required.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Does not support the proposed rezoning of 315 and 335 Denham Court Road, Denham Court from E4 – Environmental Living to R2 – Low Density Residential because the proposal lacks strategic merit;

 

2.    Do not forward to the Department of Planning and Environment for a Gateway Determination;

 

 

3.    Notify the applicant of Council’s decision.

 

 

Report

 

SITE DESCRIPTION AND LOCALITY

 

The site

The subject site is comprised of two lots (Lot 131 and Lot 132 DP 1137588) with a total site area of approximately 3.9 ha. The site is part of the East Leppington precinct and was rezoned pursuant to the Sydney Region Growth Centres SEPP 2006 from RU2 — Rural Landscape to E4 — Environmental Living on 8 August 2014.

 

The subject site is bounded by Denham Court Road to the south and west and the Upper Canal to the north. To the east are three other lots zoned E4 — Environmental Living transitioning to land zoned RU2 — Rural Landscape.

 

The subject site falls towards the Upper Canal to the north, draining land from the east and south towards the canal. The subject site falls approximately 5 m from south to north (toward the Upper Canal). The subject site is also at the base of steeply sloping land to the east, which falls by approximately 44 m over approximately 500 m (a fall of approximately 8.8%).

 

To the south and west of the subject site is land in the Campbelltown LGA which was rezoned to R2 — Low Density Residential pursuant to the Sydney Region Growth SEPP (2006) on 15 March 2013, 17 months prior to the Liverpool portion of East Leppington. North of the Upper Canal, land in the Liverpool portion of the East Leppington precinct was similarly rezoned R2 — Low Density Residential.

 

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Figure 1: Aerial view of site (Source: Nearmap, August 2018)

 

The Locality

The subject site is an integral part of the Liverpool portion of the East Leppington precinct. The East Leppington Precinct was rezoned pursuant to the Sydney Region Growth Centres SEPP 2006 primarily for a mix of residential densities in August 2014. Specifically, the subject site comprises two of the five lots zoned E4 —Environmental Living, and intended for very low density residential, according to the Indicative Layout Plan (ILP).

 

 

Figure 2: Liverpool portion of East Leppington precinct. Subject site outlined in red

 

THE PROPOSAL

 

The planning proposal seeks a spot rezoning of approximately 3.9 ha (39,250 m²) of land at 315 and 335 Denham Court Road (Lots 131 and 132 DP 1137588), Denham Court from E4 Environmental Living to R2 — Low Density Residential. The planning proposal also seeks the following amendments to development standards pertaining to the subject site:

 

·    Reduce the minimum lot size from 2000 m² to 450 m²; and

·    Introduce a minimum dwelling density requirement of 10 dwellings per hectare.

 

The proposal seeks to rezone the underlying zoning of the land (i.e. the zoning of the land under the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008) from RU2 — Rural Landscape to R2 — Low Density Residential, and modify development standards pertaining to the site to be consistent with those described above.

 

 

LOCAL PLANNING PANEL

 

As noted above, the proposal was considered by the Liverpool Local Planning Panel at its 29 October 2018 meeting. 

 

The Council officer’s assessment report prepared for the Local Planning Panel is at Attachment 1. The report outlines that the proposal does not have strategic or site specific merit.

 

The Local Planning Panel advice is included at Attachment 2.

 

The minutes from the LPP are as follows:

 

The panel has inspected the site and read the Council officer’s report. The panel received three (3) representatives of the applicant.

 

The panel concurs with the Council officer’s assessment of the planning proposal. The planning proposal does not have strategic merit having regard to the context of the site adjacent to other E4 and RU2 zone land on the eastern side of the upper canal and the separation of the site from the R2 zoned land on the western side of the canal.

 

The site has more in common with the E4 and RU2 zoned land. The objective of increasing housing supply generally in the Liverpool LGA is not a strong reason to increase residential density on this site. Increasing residential density needs to be assessed on a precinct and neighbourhood and LGA scale, not at a site specific level.

 

Regardless of whether the proposal demonstrates site specific merit, without strategic merit the panel is not supportive of the proposal proceeding to a gateway determination.

 

The advice of the LPP is as follows:

 

The panel is not supportive of the proposal proceeding to gateway determination.

 

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

 

It is pertinent to note that the subject site has not been incorporated into land subject to the Greenfield Housing Code (see map: https://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Policy-and-Legislation/Housing/Greenfield-Housing-Code/~/media/F8E35B4D089E42A1B63E2F6E55FB7942.ashx)

 

As the subject site is not within the purview of the Greenfield Housing Code, the Medium Density Housing Code would apply if the land were rezoned as proposed, because multi dwelling housing is a permissible use on land zoned R2 — Low Density Residential under the Sydney Region Growth Centres SEPP 2006. It should be noted that the Medium Density Housing Code has been deferred in the Liverpool LGA until 1 July 2019.

 

While the proponent has included a proposed subdivision pattern for the subject site, showing a dwelling yield of approximately 11 dwellings per hectare, the applicability of the Medium Density Housing Code to the site may enable far greater dwelling densities than envisaged. While medium density housing is planned for parts of the East Leppington precinct (to the north of the site), it would be an undesirable outcome for the subject site considering both the site constraints and its proximity to the RU2 — Rural Landscape zoned land to the east. Nevertheless, if the subject site is zoned R2 — Low Density Residential, there may be little that the consent authority could do to prevent the development of the subject site for medium density housing, as any applications for medium density development under the Code would not need consent from Council.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environment

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


Social

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

Legislative

 Section 3.31, Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Council Officer Assessment Report for Local Planning Panel (Under separate cover)

2.         Local Planning Panel Advice (Under separate cover)

3.         Planning Proposal and Appendices 1-3 (Under separate cover)

4.         Planning Proposal Appendix 4 — Urban Design (Under separate cover)

5.         Planning Proposal Appendix 6 — Arboricultural Impact Assessment (Under separate cover)

6.         Planning Proposal Appendix 7 – Archaeological Impact Assessment (Under separate cover)

7.         Planning Proposal Appendix 10 — Flora and Fauna Assessment (Under separate cover)

8.         Planning Proposal Appendix 11 — Infrastructure and Services Report (Under separate cover)   


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Chief Executive Officer Report

 

CEO 01

Councillor Briefings

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

303408.2018

Report By

George Georgakis - Manager Council and Executive Services

Approved By

Kiersten Fishburn - Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council’s Councillor Briefing Procedure is due for review in November 2018.

 

Council may wish to continue with its current practices or make alternations to the Procedure. Council staff are not recommending any changes to the current Guidelines.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council endorse the Councillor Briefing Procedure.

 

 

REPORT

 

Council originally adopted Councillor Briefing Guidelines on 27 March 2013 and amended them on 27 August 2014. This was again reviewed in 23 November 2016 and at that meeting Council resolved to continue to hold the Councillor Briefing Sessions monthly and in their current format.

 

The attached document was renamed though from “Councillor Briefing Guidelines” to “Councillor Briefing Procedure”.

 

As per page 8 of the Procedure, it is due for review in November 2018. Council staff have reviewed and are not recommending any changes to the current Guidelines.

 

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

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Councillor Briefing Procedure Adopted by Council 23 November 2016  


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Councillor Briefings

Attachment 1

Councillor Briefing Procedure Adopted by Council 23 November 2016

 

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Chief Executive Officer Report

 

CEO 02

Code of Conduct Annual Complaints Statistics 2013-2018

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

308387.2018

Report By

David Maguire - Internal Ombudsman

Approved By

Kiersten Fishburn - Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

At its meeting on 29 October 2018, Council sought a report outlining the number of conduct complaints and the cost of dealing with those complaints for the last five years.

 

This report provides the information sought by Council resolution CEO 02.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council notes this report.

 

REPORT

 

At its meeting on 29 October 2018, Council resolved in relation to item CEO 02:

 

That Council:

 

 

1.   Notes this report and the attached Complaints Statistics Report, submitted to the

Office of Local Government; and

 

 

2.   Be provided with a report outlining the number of conduct complaints and the cost of dealing with those complaints for the last five years.

 

The table below sets out the number of Code of Conduct complaints about the Mayor and Councillors and the cost of dealing with those complaints for the past five years.

 

Reporting year

Number of complaints

Cost of dealing with complaints

2013-2014

0

Nil

2014-2015

5

$9,130

2015-2016

7

$28,294

2016-2017

6

$2,000

2017-2018

2

$2,000

 

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 section 440AA

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil  


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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

304183.2018

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. Council helps achieve these goals by providing financial support through grants and sponsorships 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 for Council’s consideration.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

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

 

Applicant

Project

Recommended

Liverpool Domestic Violence Liaison Committee

Stop DV In Our Community

$10,000

 

REPORT

 

Corporate Sponsorship

The Corporate Sponsorship (Outgoing) Program received one application which met the eligibility criteria and is recommended for funding.

 

Applicant

Liverpool Domestic Violence Liaison Committee

Location

Liverpool

Organisation

Public Benevolent Institution

Project

Stop DV In Our Community

Amount Requested

$10,000

Description

Objective

A family event to engage the local community to enjoy activities as well as promoting a strong message about stopping domestic and family violence in our community. The Domestic Violence Liaison Committee has partnered with the Knafeh Bakery for the event who will lead the oath to all the males who attend the event. There will be information stands for the community in relation to domestic and family violence from local service providers.

 

Outcomes

§ Raise awareness in the community of the destructive impacts of domestic and family violence;

§ Reinforce messages about positive behaviours and social norms rejecting violence against women and engage local organisations, especially men’s-based organisations, groups and schools in leading efforts for change;

§ Increase awareness in the local community of services and assistance available for those experiencing domestic and family violence, or responsible for it; and

§ Providing a safe environment to talk about domestic and family violence.

Beneficiaries

§ 300+ attendees

§ Branding opportunity for Council, reinforcing Council’s stance against domestic and family violence and our recent successful White Ribbon Accreditation.

Assessment

Recommended for Funding - $10,000

The applicant’s event supports Council’s ‘Vision and Values’, aligns with the ‘Community Strategic Plan Direction 1 – Creating Connections’ and the Corporate Sponsorship (Outgoing) Programs funding benefits and outcomes, and reinforces Council’s stance against domestic and family violence. 

 

4.2.2 Community, cultural, and social benefit

§ Provides an innovative opportunity to meet community needs;

§ Enhances Liverpool’s profile and reputation; and

§ Creates opportunities for education and information exchange between Council, the community and the sector.

 

5.1 Expected program outcomes

§ Provide an opportunity for measurable economic, social, environmental and/or cultural benefits to Council and the Liverpool LGA;

§ Provide opportunities for the community to participate and contribute in activities/events in the Liverpool LGA;

§ Create a valuable strategic alliance for Council;

§ Provide extensive coverage and promotional/publicity opportunities across a range of media outlets; and

§ Promote Council’s reputation as a great place to live, visit, work, and invest.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

 

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP (OUTGOING)

Budget allocation

Current balance

Recommended amounts this report:

Remaining budget

$100,000

$61,328

$10,000

$51,328

COMMUNITY GRANTS

Budget allocation

Current balance

Recommended amounts this report:

Remaining budget

$102,000

$91,300

n/a

$91,300

MATCHING GRANTS

Budget allocation

Current balance

Recommended amounts this report:

Remaining budget

$200,000

$158,200

n/a

$158,200

SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT GRANTS*

Budget allocation

Current balance

Recommended amounts this report:

Remaining budget

$75,000

$48,604

n/a

$48,604

 

 

 

 

COMBINED FUNDING BALANCE

Combined allocation

Combined balance

Total recommended amounts:

Remaining budget

$477,000

$359,432

$10,000

$349,432

 

·      Sustainable Grants funding is made available via a rate levy and is only eligible to be used for the Sustainable Environment Grants Program.

Environment

Provide financial assistance to schools and community groups to play a role in reducing their impact on the environment and implementing sustainable programs.

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)   


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City Corporate Report

 

CORP 01

Investment Report October  2018

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Seek efficient and innovative methods to manage our resources

File Ref

297169.2018

Report By

John Singh - Revenue Accountant

Approved By

Vishwa Nadan - Chief Financial Officer 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report details Council’s Investment portfolio.

 

At 31 October 2018, Council held investments with a market value of $262 million.

 

The portfolio yield to the end of October 2018 is 82 basis points above the AusBond Bank Bill index.

 

AusBond Bank Bill Index (BBI)

Benchmark

1.89%

Portfolio yield

2.71%

Performance above benchmarks

0.82%

 

Return on investment for October 2018 was $615k 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 October 2018, Council held investments with a market value of $262 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

Oct-18

Jun-18

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

100.26%

100.22%

MBS (Reverse Mortgage Backed Securities)

59.22%

59.26%

T-Corp Unit Trusts

102.07%

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 October 2018 exceeded the AusBond Bank Bill index by 82 basis points (2.71% against 1.89 %).

 

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 October 2018 exceeded budget by $615k 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 October 2018 exceeded the AusBond Bank Bill index by 82 basis points (2.71% against 1.89%).

Annual Income vs. Budget

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Council’s investment interest income exceeded budget by $615k as at 31 October 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

MCWB01114_0000[1]

Fully Compliant

Overall Portfolio Credit Limits

MCWB01114_0000[1]

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 6 November 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 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 – confirmation on investment to August 2018 is provided as an attachment to this report.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

Council’s investment interest income exceeded budget by $615k as at 31 October 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 - October 2018

2.         ARIC Certification of Investment Portfolio


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Investment Report October  2018

Attachment 1

Investment Portfolio - October 2018

 

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CORP 01

Investment Report October  2018

Attachment 2

ARIC Certification of Investment Portfolio

 

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City Corporate Report

 

CORP 02

Budget Review - September 2018

 

Strategic Direction

Generating Opportunity

Meet the challenges of Liverpool’s growing population

File Ref

305148.2018

Report By

Earl  Paradeza - Senior Management Accountant

Approved By

Vishwa Nadan - Chief Financial Officer 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

In June 2018 Council adopted its 2018/19 operating budget with projected revenue of $289.1m and expenditure of $187.8m. In terms of the net operating result before grants and contributions provided for capital purposes, the Council budgeted for an operating deficit of $1.506m. The proposed budget changes will slightly increase the budgeted operating deficit before grants and contributions for capital purposes to $1.568m (Ref attachment 1 – Note D).

 

The first quarter budget review for 2018/19 has resulted in $0.700m overall decrease in Council’s capital expenditure program (Ref attachment 1 – Note E).

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes the report; and

 

2.    Approves the identified budget variations in accordance with this report.

 

 

REPORT

 

Legislative Requirements

 

Clause 203(1) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 requires the Responsible Accounting Officer to provide a quarterly budget review not later than two months after each quarter's end. This report provides an overview of the results on the financial review for the quarter ended 30 September 2018.

 

 

 

Commentary

 

Operating Budget

 

In June 2018 Council adopted its 2018/19 operating budget with projected revenue of $289.1m and expenditure of $187.8m. In terms of the net operating result before grants and contributions provided for capital purposes, the Council budgeted for an operating deficit of $1.506m.

 

A comprehensive budget review conducted at 30 September 2018 has resulted in further budget adjustments, as detailed in Attachment 2. As part of the Budget Review, managers have conducted a review of their programs with a view to providing a revised forecast for the financial year ended 30 June 2019. Managers take into consideration events that have occurred to date and/or information that has become available since the adoption of the original budget and the impact of which provides the basis for the budget adjustments.

 

The review has resulted in $1.907m (Ref attachment 1 – Note A) increase in total revenue mainly attributable to increase in rates and annual charges based on actual rates levied for 2018/19. Total expenditure is also projected to increase by net $3.505m (Ref attachment 1 – Note B), mainly comprising:

·    $1.6m staff cost resulting from creation of new positions

·    $1.3m increase in depreciation based on last years actual costs and revaluation of buildings

·    $0.8m additional consultancy costs including comprehensive review of contribution plans, conservation & heritage inventory review, and continuation of flood impact studies.

 

The proposed budget changes will slightly increase the budgeted operating deficit before grants and contributions for capital purposes to $1.568m (Ref attachment 1 – Note D).

 

Capital Budget

 

In June 2018, Council approved its $192.5m capital works program for 2018/19. Council subsequently approved carry over of projects valued $14.2m that were planned but not completed in 2017/18.

 

The first quarter review for 2018/19 has resulted in $0.700m overall decrease in Council’s capital expenditure program mainly comprising:

·    - $3.9m Land acquisition (mainly for drainage & open space) due to delays in the process;

·    - $1.1m Anticipated road works due to non-approval of RMS grants;

·    + $2.2m Developer works on infrastructure assets completed earlier than anticipated

·    +1.2m New grants approved for Design works on Austral Bus Depot, Denham Road Upgrade, Bernera/ Yarrunga Road Improvement Project

 

At 30 September 2018, Council has a capital expenditure program of $206m as detailed in Attachment 3.

 

The YTD capital expenditure to 30 September 2018 was $22.5m which include $12.4m land acquisition for Bernera Road Extension.

 

The Table 1 below provides summary of the budget results:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details of the proposed budget changes are provided in the attachments.

 

Attachments 1 - Quarter 1 Budget Review Summary (QBRS): This report presents a summary of Council's budgeted financial position at end of the quarter. The key indicators include:

1.   The revised budgeted income and expenditure for the year against the original estimate of annual income and expenditure as shown in Council’s Operational Plan

2.   Changes following Quarter 1 budget review

3.   The proposed budget for 2018/19 financial year

 

Attachments 2 – This report provides details of operating budget adjustments

 

Attachments 3 – This report provides details of capital budget adjustments

 

Attachment 4 & 5 – Grants Status Report: Has two components, first listing all annual grant submissions and second, listing all grants that have been applied for during the quarter detailing the project title, amount sought, funding body and status of the application. Council officers are continually seeking alternate sources of funding as opportunities arise.

 

Attachment 6 - Cash and Investments Statement: Providing a reconciliation of restricted and unrestricted funds to the level of Cash and Investments held as at 30 September 2018

 

Attachment 7 - Key Performance Indicators

 

Attachment 8 - 9 Contracts and Other Expenses Statement.

 

This Report recommends that Council receives and notes the report and votes the budget variations in accordance with this report.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

The revised budget net operating result before Grants and Contributions following Quarter 1 Budget Review and Council resolutions to 30 September 2018 will be a deficit of $1.568m.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership

Deliver services that are customer focused.

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

Legislative

Clause 203(1) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         QBRS - Consolidated Financial Results

2.         Operating Budget Adjustments

3.         Capital Budget Adjustments

4.         Grant Status Report - Applications

5.         Grant Status Report - Received

6.         Cash & Investment Report

7.         Key Performance Indicators

8.         Consultancy & Legal Expenses Budget Review Statement

9.         Contracts & Other Expenses Statements

10.       City Development Fund & Environment Levy Reserves


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CORP 02

Budget Review - September 2018

Attachment 1

QBRS - Consolidated Financial Results

 

 


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CORP 02

Budget Review - September 2018

Attachment 2

Operating Budget Adjustments

 

 

 


 


 

 



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CORP 02

Budget Review - September 2018

Attachment 3

Capital Budget Adjustments

 


 

 



 


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CORP 02

Budget Review - September 2018

Attachment 4

Grant Status Report - Applications

 


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CORP 02

Budget Review - September 2018

Attachment 5

Grant Status Report - Received

 


 

 



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CORP 02

Budget Review - September 2018

Attachment 6

Cash & Investment Report

 

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CORP 02

Budget Review - September 2018

Attachment 7

Key Performance Indicators

 

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CORP 02

Budget Review - September 2018

Attachment 8

Consultancy & Legal Expenses Budget Review Statement

 

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CORP 02

Budget Review - September 2018

Attachment 9

Contracts & Other Expenses Statements

 

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CORP 02

Budget Review - September 2018

Attachment 10

City Development Fund & Environment Levy Reserves

 

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City Corporate Report

 

CORP 03

Review of the delegations of the Chief Executive Officer

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

306522.2018

Report By

Glenn Schuil - Acting Coordinator Governance

Approved By

Chris White - Director City Corporate

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Under Section 377 of the Local Government Act 1993 a Council may, by resolution, delegate to the General Manager or any other person or body (not including another employee of the Council) any of the functions of the Council, other than those listed in Section 377 (2) of the Act.

 

Council’s Chief Executive Officer (the CEO) exercises the functions, role and delegations of “General Manager” under the Act.

 

The NSW State Government amended the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 from 1 March 2018 to introduce a “Local Planning Panel” (Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel - IHAP). IHAP’s have been established to assess certain development applications.


The CEO’s current delegation from the Council includes section 3.6 Planning and Development (see Attachment 1) which enables the CEO to make determinations in respect of development applications. As a consequence of the introduction of IHAP into the decision making process for determining development applications there is a need to amend the current delegation from the Council to the CEO to delete section 3.6.

 

It is recommended that the Council adopts this Report and the specific recommendations as detailed hereunder.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Note that the Chief Executive Officer exercises the functions, role and delegations of “General Manager” under the Local Government Act 1993;

 

2.    Delegate to the Chief Executive Officer the delegations detailed in in the Delegations to the Chief Executive Officer  in Attachment 2 to this Report; 

 

3.    Authorise the Mayor, Councillor Waller to sign Instrument of Delegation to the Chief Executive Officer; and

 

4.    Confirm Council’s delegations for any functions or powers conferred or imposed on Council by or under any legislation in accordance with Section 22 of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

 

REPORT

 

Under Section 377 of the Local Government Act 1993 a Council may, by resolution, delegate to the General Manager or any other person or body (not including another employee of the Council) any of the functions of the Council, other than those listed in Section 377 (2) of the Act.

 

The NSW State Government amended the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 from 1 March 2018 to introduce a “Local Planning Panel” (Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel - IHAP). IHAP’s have been established to assess certain development applications.


The CEO’s current delegation from the Council includes section 3.6 Planning and Development (see Attachment 1) which enables the CEO to make determinations in respect of development applications. As a consequence of the introduction of IHAP into the decision making process for determining development applications there is a need to amend the current delegation from the Council to the CEO to delete section 3.6 (see Attachment 1).This amendment will align with the requirements of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

 

The Instrument of Delegation to the CEO was last amended by Council on 26 April 2017 when it authorised the CEO to grant financial assistance to an individual or an organization up to $1,000.

 

There is no requirement for the Council seal to be affixed to the Instrument of Delegation to the CEO. Council can authorise the Mayor to sign this Instrument.

 

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

Section 377 of the Local Government Act 1993

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Instrument of Delegation by Liverpool City Council to the Chief Executive Officer

2.         Draft Instrument of Delegation by Liverpool City Council to the Chief Executive Officer


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Review of the delegations of the Chief Executive Officer

Attachment 1

Instrument of Delegation by Liverpool City Council to the Chief Executive Officer

 

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Review of the delegations of the Chief Executive Officer

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Draft Instrument of Delegation by Liverpool City Council to the Chief Executive Officer

 

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Ordinary Meeting 21 November 2018

Committee Reports

 

CTTE 01

Minutes of the Strategic Panel held on 15 October 2018

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

290573.2018

Report By

Bronwyn Amy - Corporate Planner

Approved By

Kiersten Fishburn - Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report presents the Minutes of the Strategic Panel Meeting held on 15 October 2018.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Strategic Panel Meeting held on 15 October 2018.

 

 

REPORT

 

The Minutes of the Strategic Panel held on 15 October 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 Minutes October 2018  


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Minutes of the Strategic Panel held on 15 October 2018

Attachment 1

Strategic Panel Minutes October 2018

 

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Ordinary Meeting 21 November 2018

Committee Reports

 

CTTE 02

Notes of the Liverpool Access Committee meeting held on 20 September 2018

 

Strategic Direction

Creating Connection

Implement access and equity for all members of the community

File Ref

296792.2018

Report By

Galavizh Ahmadi Nia - Manager Community Development and Planning

Approved By

Tina Sangiuliano - Acting Director City Community and Culture

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report is tabled to present the Notes of the Liverpool Access Committee meeting held on 20 September 2018.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Liverpool Access Committee meeting notes held on 20 September 2018.

         

 

REPORT

 

The Notes of the Liverpool Access Committee meeting held on 20 September 2018 are attached for the information of Council. These notes are presented in place of minutes as quorum was not achieved for this meeting.

 

There are a number of identified actions for Council staff, none of which will have any financial impact for Council.

    

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

Support access and services for people with a disability.


Civic Leadership

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

Legislative

Disability Inclusion Act 2014.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Notes of the Liverpool Access Committee Meeting - 20 September 2018  


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Notes of the Liverpool Access Committee meeting held on 20 September 2018

Attachment 1

Notes of the Liverpool Access Committee Meeting - 20 September 2018

 

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Ordinary Meeting 21 November 2018

Committee Reports

 

CTTE 03

Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Meeting held on 3 October 2018

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Encourage community participation in decision-making

File Ref

304342.2018

Report By

Galavizh Ahmadi Nia - Manager Community Development and Planning

Approved By

Tina Sangiuliano - Acting Director City Community and Culture

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report is tabled to present the minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Meeting held on 3 October 2018.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Meeting held on 3 October 2018.

 

 

REPORT

 

The minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Meeting held on 3 October 2018 are attached for the information of Council. There are a number of identified action for Council staff, none of which will have any financial impact for Council.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

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

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


Civic Leadership

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.

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Minutes Liverpool Youth Council 3 October 2018  


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Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Meeting held on 3 October 2018

Attachment 1

Minutes Liverpool Youth Council 3 October 2018

 

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Ordinary Meeting 21 November 2018

Committee Reports

 

CTTE 04

Minutes of the Civic Advisory Committee Meeting held 26 October 2018

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Increase community engagement

File Ref

305503.2018

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 26 October 2018.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes the Minutes of the Civic Advisory Committee Meeting held on 26 October 2018; and

 

2.    Directs the CEO to undertake a review of the Charter of the Civic Advisory Committee, and of the civic events.    

 

 

REPORT

 

The Minutes of the Civic Advisory Committee Meeting held on 26 October 2018 are attached for the information of Council.

 

The Minutes identify a number of actions that require Council staff to undertake, the following of which are commented on for an alternate recommendation. 

 

i.              The motion (as shown on page 7 of this minutes) is:

 

“The Committee recommends that:

 

1.   The Order of Liverpool Awards together with Liverpool’s birthday, be conducted as a separate event;

2.   The Order of Liverpool Awards event have an enhanced budget allocation; and

3.   Council ensures the former recipients are invited to attend the event.”

 

 

ii.             Subsequent to that motion, the Committee also recommended (as shown on page 8 of the minutes):

 

“Council ensure that the Civic list is updated and current as needed (in conjunction with the above motion)”. 

 

And

 

iii.         The motion on page 8 of the minutes is:

 

“The Committee recommends that the Civic Advisory Committee charter membership also include a representative from the Armed Service and from the Liverpool District and Historical Society”.

 

As these motions both raise potential changes to the charter and role of the Civic Advisory Committee, and to the scope of the Civic Events, it is instead recommended that a review is undertaken. 

 

The meeting also considered the nominations and made recommendations for people and organisations to receive Australia Day Awards for 2019. As this information contains personal information, a separate report has been included in the Confidential Section of this Council Agenda regarding the Australia Day Awards.

    

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

There are cost implications relating to a motion regarding the Order of Liverpool Awards and Liverpool birthday event. It is recommended that staff prepare a report on the cost implications and options available.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership

Foster neighbourhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

Facilitate the development of community leaders.

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

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 26 October 2018  


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Minutes of the Civic Advisory Committee Meeting held 26 October 2018

Attachment 1

Civic Advisory Committee Minutes from 26 October 2018

 

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Ordinary Meeting 21 November 2018

Committee Reports

 

CTTE 05

Endorsement of Liverpool Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee 2018-2020

 

Strategic Direction