COUNCIL AGENDA

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

6 February 2019

 

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, 6 February 2019 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 12 December 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 Destination Management Plan 2019 - 2023.......................................... 64......... 1

EGROW 02    Adoption of City Innovation Strategy.............................................................. 70......... 2

Chief Executive Officer Report

CEO 01           Councillor Induction and Professional Development Program...................... 74......... 3

CEO 02           Councillor Access to Information and Interaction with Staff Policy................ 85......... 4

CEO 03           2019 Australian Local Government Women's Association NSW Branch Conference 96        5

CEO 04           2019 National General Assembly of Local Government.............................. 101......... 6

CEO 05           Adoption of new Code of Conduct and Code of Conduct Procedures........ 119......... 7

City Community and Culture Report

NIL

City Corporate Report

CORP 01        Investment Report December 2018............................................................. 125......... 8

City Presentation Report

NIL

City  Infrastructure and Environment Report

NIL

Committee Reports

CTTE 01         Minutes of the Strategic Panel held on 13 November 2018........................ 134......... 9

CTTE 02         Minutes of the Liverpool Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee Meeting held on 6 December 2018............................................ 141....... 10

CTTE 03         Tourism and CBD Committee Meeting Minutes of 13 December 2018...... 169....... 11

CTTE 04         Minutes of the Heritage Advisory Committee meeting on 13 November 2018 177     12

CTTE 05         Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Committee Meeting held on 5 December 2018.............................................................................................................. 188....... 13

CTTE 06         Minutes of the Environment Advisory Committee Meeting held on 20 November 2018.............................................................................................................. 194....... 14

CTTE 07         Minutes of the Liverpool Sports Committee Meeting held on 29 November 2018   202 15

Questions with Notice

QWN 01          Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Alternative Methods of Waste Disposal 210     16

QWN 02          Question with Notice - Clr Harle - Council Policy on Public Address Systems 212    17

QWN 03          Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty - Issuing of Demerit Points................... 214....... 18

QWN 04          Question with Notice - Clr Kaliyanda - Single Use Plastics Reduction ....... 216....... 19  

Presentations by Councillors

 

Notices of Motion

NOM 01          Green Valley Hotel........................................................................................ 217....... 20

NOM 02          Moorebank R4 Zoning.................................................................................. 221....... 21

NOM 03          Personnel Matters – Council In Closed Session.......................................... 225....... 22

NOM 04          NSW State Government & Federal Government Announcements – Edmondson Park Train Station Car Parking & Lurnea Community Hub.......................... 226....... 23

NOM 05          Street and Public Art in Liverpool................................................................. 228....... 24

NOM 06          Access to facilities in hot weather................................................................ 230....... 25  

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    Tender WT2789 - Whitlam Leisure Centre Pool Plant Rooms Refurbishment

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

 

CONF 02    Legal Affairs Report

Reason:     Item CONF 02 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(g) of the Local Government Act because it contains advice concerning litigation, or advice that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege.

 

CONF 03    Tourism and CBD Committee - Community Representative

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    WSROC Contract- WR03-12/13- Road Rehabilitation and Asphalt Services - Contract Extension Request

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

 

CONF 05    Proposed Acquisition of Lot 45 DP657031, 6 Newbridge Road, Chipping Norton under the Moorebank Voluntary Acquisition Scheme

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

 

CONF 06    Tender VP2760 - Traffic Management Services

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

 

CONF 07    Proposed Disposal of Lot 8 DP 1062062, Lot 8 River Heights Road, Pleasure Point

Reason:     Item CONF 07 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(c) of the Local Government Act because it contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.  

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MINUTES OF THE Ordinary Meeting

HELD ON 12 December 2018

 

 

PRESENT:

Mayor Wendy Waller

Councillor Ayyad (arrived at 6.08pm)

Councillor Hadchiti (arrived at 8.32pm)

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 Peter Patterson, 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 by

PRAYER OF COUNCIL AND                      Reverend Paul Mosiejczuk from Liverpool

AFFIRMATION TO BE READ BY                Baptist Church.

 

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

 

APOLOGIES                                           

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Waller           Seconded: Clr Kaliyanda

 

That leave of absence be granted for Clr Hadchiti for his absence from the meeting.

 

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

 

Note: Clr Hadchiti arrived at the meeting at 8.32pm.

CONDOLENCES                                               Nil

 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 21 November 2018 be confirmed as a true record of that meeting, subject to the following corrections to be made:

 

1.    The motion moved by Clrs Hagarty and Kaliyanda for Item NOM 01 be amended to correct the grammar. It will now read:

 

“That Council incorporate, but not be limited to, the following issues and factors into the review of the Liverpool Local Environment Plan:

·         Amenity - retaining the existing amenity and character of the neighbourhood;

·         Notification - better notification when applications are lodged and amended;

·         Privacy - ensure residents privacy is maintained, especially in backyards, from neighbouring properties;

·         Transparency - deliver more transparency in the planning process; and

·         Social Impact - review the thresholds for conducting Comprehensive Social Impact Assessments.”

 

2.    The addition of a point “1d)” to the Foreshadowed motion (which was lost) moved by Clr Rhodes for Item NOM 08 Nominating to Become a Councillor, which is to read:

 

“1d) Ask Government to consider whether we should have Real Estate Agents or Developers as Councillors.”

 

On being put to the meeting this motion was declared carried.

 

Declarations of Interest                             

 

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

 

Item MOU 01:       Funding for Refugee Services

Reason:                Clr Hagarty is on the Board of the organisation mentioned (Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre).

 

Clr Hagarty left the Chambers for the duration of this item.

 

Note: Item MOU 01 was moved as a Motion of Urgency during the meeting and the above declaration was made by Clr Hagarty at this time.

 

 

 

Public Forum

 

Presentation – Items not on agenda    

 

Nil    

 

Clr Ayyad arrived at the meeting at 6.08pm.

 

Representation – Items on agenda

 

  1. Ms Sue Weatherley on behalf of Parkbridge Community Association addressed Council on the following item:

 

EGROW 04    Middleton Grange Town Centre Planning Proposal - Post exhibition report. 

         

          Motion:                      Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Hagarty

 

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

 

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

 

  1. Mr James Matthews addressed Council on the following item:

 

EGROW 04    Middleton Grange Town Centre Planning Proposal - Post exhibition report. 

 

Motion:                      Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

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

 

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

 

  1. Mr Rene Licata addressed Council on the following item:

 

EGROW 04    Middleton Grange Town Centre Planning Proposal - Post exhibition report.

 

Motion:                      Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

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

 

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


Mayoral Report

 

ITEM NO:       MAYOR 01

FILE NO:        339528.2018

SUBJECT:     Parking Fine Concessions

 

Correspondence has been received from The Hon Dominic Perrottet MP, Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations on 4 December 2018 advising that in June 2018, the NSW Government announced plans to allow the option to Councils to charge lower parking fines amounts of $80 instead of $112.

 

At present, parking fines in NSW are much higher than in many cities in Australia and overseas. The State Government has reduced a range of State Government issued parking fines by 25%. The State Government has made the regulatory changes necessary for Councils to reduce their fines if they wish.

 

Under the new framework, Council can reduce their fines from $112 to $80. To make this change, Councils must opt in, by advising the Minister in writing by 1 January 2019. Councils that opt in by 1 January 2019 will be able to charge lower fine amounts from 1 March 2019. Councils who do not opt in by 1 January 2019 will have further opportunities to opt in at later points next year, but the lower fines will be delayed.

 

There will also be a 10 minute grace period for paid parking of more than one hour, commencing on 31 January 2019.

 

The new grace period will apply to all fining authorities, including Councils, and will be subject to certain exceptions in the interests of safety and preventing congestion (such as at the commencement of a clearway zone).

 

If Council was to opt in to charge the lower parking fines, the projected financial impact from 1 March 2019 for the 2018/19 financial year will be $244,000.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council agree to opt in to charge lower parking fine amounts of $80 instead of $112, indexed annually as per current practices and advise the Treasurer, and Minister for Industrial Relations before 1 January 2019.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Waller

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.


ITEM NO:       MAYOR 02

FILE NO:        339545.2018

SUBJECT:     100th anniversary of women in local government and law

 

This year marks a centenary since the NSW Parliament passed the Women’s Legal Status Act in 1918. The Act enabled women to stand for election to local government and the Legislative Assembly, to practise as lawyers and become Justices of the Peace.

 

This is a monumental occasion and as the first female Mayor of Liverpool, I acknowledge the activism and advocacy of those who came before me. Their hard work is inspiring to us all and it is important we continue their legacy. Our own General Counsel, Elizabeth Espinosa, will take up Presidency of the NSW Law Society in 2019, an honour for both Ms Espinosa and Council to be proud of.

 

Council continues to make great efforts to achieve equity and equality for women across all walks of life.

 

Throughout the year, Council hosted events celebrating and uplifting women in our communities, from International Women’s Day to White Ribbon Day. In 2019, Council will host the Australian Local Government Women’s Association NSW Branch Conference. We recognise how far women have come with many in leadership positions across the LGA. We also concede that there is still work to be done.

 

I am proud that Council is officially a White Ribbon accredited organisation. This sends out a clear message to the community that women deserve to feel safe and protected in their city. May women continue to thrive in our community and reach new heights.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive and note this minute.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Waller

 

That Council:

 

1.   Receive and note this minute.

 

2.   Write to Ms Espinosa to congratulate her on her appointment as President of the NSW Law Society.

 

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

 


Clr Hagarty declared a non-pecuniary, less than significant interest in the item below and left the Chambers at 6.29pm and remained out of the Chambers for the duration of the item.

 

MOTION OF URGENCY

 

Clr Kaliyanda requested that the matter and motion below be dealt with at this meeting. In accordance with Clause 16.6.2 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, the Mayor ruled that the business proposed was a matter of urgency and as such, was dealt with at this meeting.

 

ITEM NO:       MOU 01

SUBJECT:     Funding for Refugee Services

 

Background (provided by Clr Kaliyanda)

 

Support for recently arrived family reunion migrants and refugees to Liverpool have again been slashed.


Liverpool is the second highest arrival point for refugees in NSW, with 2015 – 2017 seeing around 3,000 arrivals (around 20% of the NSW intake).


From 1 January 2019, services under the Settlement Engagement and Transitions Program (SETS), delivered by Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre and funded by the Federal Department of Social Services, have been reduced by 20%.


The program provides services for 5 years after arrival, and sometime beyond. These services are a major reason Liverpool is the successful Multicultural society it is.


SETS aims to address the barriers to settlement and integration for recent arrivals, building capacity, understanding, awareness and developing an awareness of civic and social responsibility.


One of the most important areas affected has been youth services. With increased reports of suicide, high drug use and gang type activities with young people of an Iraqi background, these services are more critical than ever.


Other areas affected include employment support, domestic violence services and child protection.

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Kaliyanda          Seconded: Clr Hadid 

 

That Council:

 

1.    Write to the relevant Ministers and bodies

·         requesting an explanation for these cuts; and

·         asking that these cuts be reversed.

 

  1. Work with Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre and other relevant service providers in the LGA to ensure that Liverpool has adequate resources and to explore opportunities to support settlement services in the local area, with a particular focus on youth and employment services.

 

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

 

Clr Hagarty returned to the Chambers at 6.33pm.

 

 


City Economy and Growth Report

 

ITEM NO:       EGROW 01

FILE NO:        309507.2018

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

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Adopt the Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Liverpool City Centre;

 

2.    Adopt the Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Established Areas; and

 

3.    Give public notice of the adoption of the contributions plans in accordance with Clause 31 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Ayyad                Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That Council:

 

1.      Amend the Contributions plan with the following rates:

 

a)    Granny flats to be charged a flat Contribution fee of $5,000;

 

b)    All existing Contribution rates be increased by 10% per year for the next 10 years in addition to including CPI; and

 

c)    The changes to be effective from 1 July 2019.

 

2.      Place the proposed charges on public exhibition.

 

Foreshadowed motion:       Moved: Clr Kaliyanda          Seconded: Clr Hagarty

 

That Council:

 

1.      Adopt the Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Liverpool City Centre;

 

2.      Adopt the Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Established Areas;

 

3.      Give public notice of the adoption of the contributions plans in accordance with Clause 31 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000;

 

4.      Phase in the proposed increases over the next 2 years (50% increase in year 1 and a further 50% increase in year 2); and

 

5.      Only apply the charges to DA’s lodged after 12 December 2018.

 

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

 

Vote for:                       Clr Ayyad

                                      Clr Hadid

 

Vote against:               Mayor Waller

                                      Clr Hagarty

                                      Clr Harle

                                      Clr Kaliyanda

                                      Clr Karnib

                                      Clr Rhodes

                                      Clr Shelton

 

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

 

Vote for:                       Mayor Waller

                                      Clr Hagarty

                                      Clr Harle

                                      Clr Kaliyanda

                                      Clr Karnib

                                      Clr Rhodes

         

Vote against:               Clr Ayyad

                                      Clr Hadid

                                      Clr Shelton

 

 

 


ITEM NO:       EGROW 02

FILE NO:        311848.2018

SUBJECT:     Draft Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 Amendment 71 - Rezoning of certain lands in Preston for Environmental Conservation - Post-exhibition report

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Notes the Gateway Determination (and gateway alteration) for Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 Amendment 71 and the submissions received;

 

2.    Approves the planning proposal and delegates to the CEO to liaise with the Parliamentary Counsel’s Office and Department of Planning and Environment to finalise Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 Amendment 71; and

 

3.    Notify the submitters of Council’s decision.

 

Mayor Waller ruled that this item be deferred until later in the meeting.

 

Item EGROW 02 was dealt with at the end of the meeting, after the Confidential items and can be found on page 53 of these minutes. 


ITEM NO:       EGROW 03

FILE NO:        322274.2018

SUBJECT:     Proposed amendments to Liverpool Development Control Plans - Controlling Shopping Trolleys

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Endorses the draft amendment of the Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 and Liverpool Growth Centre Precinct Development Control Plan, to include controls for the management of shopping trolleys;

 

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

 

3.    Delegates to the CEO the finalisation of the draft Development Control Plans should no submissions be received; or receive a report summarising the details of the submissions upon conclusion of the exhibition period.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Kaliyanda

 

That Council:

 

1.      Endorses the draft amendment of the Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 and Liverpool Growth Centre Precinct Development Control Plan, to include controls for the management of shopping trolleys;

 

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

 

3.      Write to the State and Federal Government to review legislation enabling Councils similar powers to that in Queensland so that Councils can more effectively manage abandoned shopping trolleys; and

 

4.      Delegates to the CEO the finalisation of the draft Development Control Plans and reports back to Council summarising the details of the submissions upon conclusion of the exhibition period.

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.


ITEM NO:       EGROW 04

FILE NO:        322303.2018

SUBJECT:     Middleton Grange Town Centre Planning Proposal - Post exhibition report

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Notes the gateway determination issued by the Department of Planning & Environment;

 

2.    Notes the submissions received during the public exhibition of the planning proposal, including public agency comments;

 

3.    Notes that significant infrastructure upgrades will likely be required to support the planning proposal, including regional road upgrades;

 

4.    Notes that no funding mechanism for infrastructure and public benefits has been advanced by the proponent to date;

 

5.    Notes the issues identified in the assessment report in relation to the proposed built form, environmental impacts and density and the area not serviced with regular and reliable public transport services.

 

6.    Withdraws support for the planning proposal pursuant to Section 3.35 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979;

 

7.    Writes to the Minister of Planning and the Greater Sydney Commission to request that the planning proposal not proceed pursuant to Section 3.35(4) of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979;

 

8.    Writes to the proponent and all those who made a public submission to advise of Council’s decision; and

 

9.    Notes that the current zoning and land use controls enable the development of a local shopping centre for the Middleton Grange community which is consistent with the Liverpool Retail Centres Strategy.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Kaliyanda

 

That Council:

 

 

1.      Notes the gateway determination issued by the Department of Planning & Environment;

 

2.      Notes the submissions received during the public exhibition of the planning proposal, including public agency comments;

 

3.      Notes that significant infrastructure upgrades will likely be required to support the planning proposal, including regional road upgrades;

 

4.      Notes that no funding mechanism for infrastructure and public benefits has been advanced by the proponent to date;

 

5.      Notes the issues identified in the assessment report in relation to the proposed built form, environmental impacts and density and the area not serviced with regular and reliable public transport services;

 

6.      Withdraws support for the planning proposal pursuant to Section 3.35 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979;

 

7.      Writes to the Minister of Planning and the Greater Sydney Commission to request that the planning proposal not proceed pursuant to Section 3.35(4) of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979;

 

8.      Writes to the proponent and all those who made a public submission to advise of Council’s decision;

 

9.      Notes that the current zoning and land use controls enable the development of a local shopping centre for the Middleton Grange community which is consistent with the Liverpool Retail Centres Strategy; and

 

10.   Work with the applicant to explore the option of some form of temporary retail on the site.

 

Foreshadowed motion:       Moved: Clr Ayyad                Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That:

 

1.      Council and the community does not support the proposal in its current form;

 

2.      Council and the community do support development of a town centre and acknowledges that it has been years in the making;

 

3.      Council defers the consideration of this planning proposal until a revised plan from the proponent, together with community consultation has taken place; and

 

4.      Council thank the community of Middleton Grange for their feedback and work with them to deliver the infrastructure and town centre they deserve.

 

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

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Waller

                                               Clr Hagarty

                                               Clr Kaliyanda

                                               Clr Karnib

                                               Clr Shelton

                                              

Vote against:                        Clr Ayyad

                                               Clr Hadid

                                               Clr Harle

                                               Clr Rhodes


ITEM NO:       EGROW 05

FILE NO:        325656.2018

SUBJECT:     Implementation Strategy for Smoke-Free Areas

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes this report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That Council

 

1.    An audit of signage at playgrounds in the Liverpool LGA, and at public transport stops in the Liverpool CBD, including the No Smoking areas in the Liverpool Mall.

 

2.    Production and installation of ‘No Smoking’ signage where required, as per the audit.

 

3.    A media campaign to educate the community:

(a)  The campaign will raise awareness of the following:

·    Smoke-free areas in Liverpool, as per the Act;

·    Importance of ‘binning your butts’, and the environmental and economic costs of cigarette butt litter; and

·    A list of ‘quit smoking’ resources.

(b)  The campaign will be promoted in the following ways:

·     Media releases;

·     A page on the Council website;

·     Social media posts; and

·     Urban screen in Macquarie Mall.

 

4.    Education campaign undertaken by Council rangers, which will include:

·         Identification of all public smoke-free areas across the Liverpool CBD, as per the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000, with the exception of ‘within 4 metres of a pedestrian access point to a public building’;

·         Rangers undertaking active patrols of one site per week. They will have postcards with the above information to hand out to smokers in smoke-free areas, as well as verbally informing them of the smoke-free laws;

·         Report back on interactions with people; and

·         Consistent with Council’s resolution, no infringements are to be issued under this campaign.

 

 

 

5.    Cleansing campaign undertaken by the City cleansing staff, which will include:

·    A thorough review of the sites at which rangers undertake active patrols, to do cigarette butt counts in the smoke-free areas; and

·    A report back on cigarette butt counts.

 

6.      Regular intercept surveys at smoke-free areas seeking community feedback on the strategy and its effectiveness.

 

7.      Regular reviews of the strategy’s progress by Council staff responsible for implementation, and amendments/refinements where relevant.

 

8.      Makes application in June 2019 to the EPA Cleaner Cities Grant with a letter of endorsement from WSROC as having participated in the Bin Your Butts Campaign and applies for any other possible grants that might become available.

 

9.      Replaces rubbish bins in the mall that have been damaged by the butting of cigarette butts on their tops with a suitable material not susceptible to butt damage.

 

10.   Investigate costs for installing Butt Bins with suitable signage along-side Rubbish Bins to stop future damage of the rubbish bins and a report on these costs be submitted to Council.

 

11.   Informed by the progress and ongoing results of the strategy’s implementation, Council staff will, in the second half of the 12-month period, undertake investigations into possible suitable sites, costs and implementation of voluntary smoking zones. Following the 12-month implementation of the strategy, Council to receive a report on the outcomes, community feedback and recommendations.

 

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

 

MOTION TO BRING ITEM FORWARD

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Kaliyanda          Seconded: Clr Hagarty

 

That Council bring forward Item NOM 02 123 Epsom Road, Chipping Norton and deal with it now.

 

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

 

 


ITEM NO:       NOM 02

FILE NO:        334193.2018

SUBJECT:     123 Epsom Road, Chipping Norton

 

BACKGROUND

 

In August 2008 the then administrator adopted the 2008 LLEP and as most of Council have heard, little community consultation was undertaken.

 

As a result of the adoption the subject property was rezoned from 2(a) to R2.  Under the previous 2(a) zoning (LLEP1997) multi dwelling houses were permissible with consent.  Under the current R2 zoning (LLEP2008) multi dwelling houses are prohibited.

 

Council has previously heard from the above landowner in the public forum at the Council meeting in October.

 

The site is unique in character having two street frontages, townhouses to the south and a land holding of approx. 2322sqm.

 

Subject to the necessary planning investigations a simple solution would be to add multi dwelling houses as permissible on the subject property without a zoning change.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION (submitted by Clr Hadchiti)

 

That Council:

 

1.    Supports in principle a proposal to amend Schedule 1 of the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 to allow multi dwelling housing as a land use permitted with consent on 123 Epsom Road, Chipping Norton (Lot 3 DP 602936), subject to the necessary planning investigations required by Section 3.33 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act;

 

2.    Direct the CEO to prepare a planning proposal for Council’s consideration and report back to Council for the second February 2019 meeting; and

 

3.    Investigate the value of any heritage listed trees that may be listed in or in close proximity to the site.

 

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.


CITY ECONOMY AND GROWTH REPORT

 

ITEM NO:       EGROW 06

FILE NO:        328745.2018

SUBJECT:     Council Parking Analysis Report

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes this report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


Chief Executive Officer Report

 

ITEM NO:       CEO 01

FILE NO:        329400.2018

SUBJECT:     City Deal Relationship Framework

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council adopts the Relationship Framework and Memorandum of Understanding involving the other seven Councils within the Western Sydney City Deal area.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Kaliyanda          Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


City Community and Culture Report

 

ITEM NO:       COM 01

FILE NO:        322864.2018

SUBJECT:     Draft Community Safety and Crime Prevention Strategy 2019 - 2022 and Crime Prevention Plan 2019 - 2021

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.      Place the Draft Community Safety and Crime Prevention Strategy 2019 – 2022 and the Crime Prevention Plan 2019 – 2021 for the NSW Department of Justice on public exhibition from mid-January to the end of February 2019 (six weeks); and

 

2.      Receive a report by April 2019 noting feedback received and any changes made to the draft Strategy and Plan in line with community feedback, or if no submissions are received, delegate authority to the CEO to execute and submit the Draft Community Safety and Crime Prevention Strategy 2019 – 2022 and the Crime Prevention Plan 2019 – 2021 to the NSW Department of Justice.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That Council:

 

1.      Place the Draft Community Safety and Crime Prevention Strategy 2019 – 2022 and the Crime Prevention Plan 2019 – 2021 for the NSW Department of Justice on public exhibition from mid-January to the end of March 2019; and

 

2.      Receive a report by April 2019 noting feedback received and any changes made to the draft Strategy and Plan in line with community feedback, or if no submissions are received, delegate authority to the CEO to execute and submit the Draft Community Safety and Crime Prevention Strategy 2019 – 2022 and the Crime Prevention Plan 2019 – 2021 to the NSW Department of Justice.

 

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


ITEM NO:       COM 02

FILE NO:        317357.2018

SUBJECT:     Grants, Donations and Corporate Sponsorship

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

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

 

Applicant

Project

Recommended

Western Sydney Community Forum

2019 ZEST Community Awards

$10,000

 

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:       COM 03

FILE NO:        326037.2018

SUBJECT:     Establishing an Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) Service at Carnes Hill

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Supports the establishment of a 30 place Out of School Hours Care service to operate from the Carnes Hill Community Centre; and

 

2.    Place fees on public exhibition.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Ayyad

 

That Council:

 

1.      Supports the establishment of a 30 place Out of School Hours Care service to operate from the Carnes Hill Community Centre;

 

2.      Place fees on public exhibition; and

 

3.      It is noted that consideration will be given to the establishment of similar services in other areas of the LGA in due course.

 

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

 


City Corporate Report

 

ITEM NO:       CORP 01

FILE NO:        254862.2018

SUBJECT:     Legal Services Policy

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve and adopt the Legal Services Policy, included as Attachment 1.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That Council defer the item for clarification on the following matters in clauses 4.1.7 and 4.6.2b of the Legal Services Policy:

 

·         4.1.7: Amend Clause 4.1.7 so that LSU solicitors are not required to be members of the NSW Law Society.

 

  • 4.6.2b: The implications of changing all instances of the word “may” to “must” in this clause and possible alternative wording that specifies under which circumstances legal advice may or may not be shown to Councillors.

 

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

 


Committee Reports

 

ITEM NO:       CTTE 01

FILE NO:        323320.2018

SUBJECT:     Liverpool Pedestrian, Active Transport and Traffic Committee Meeting

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

1.  That Council approve the following recommendations of the Committee:

 

i)    Item 1 – RMS Clearways Strategy on the Hume Highway and proposed timed parking restriction on Goulburn Street

·      Council approves the proposed three ½-hour parking spaces on Goulburn Street as shown in Attachment 1.2, subject to Roads and Maritime Services (RMS)   proceeding with implementation of the proposed Hume Highway clearways.

·      Council advises the RMS of its endorsement.

·      Council requests RMS to carry out community consultation for the clearways and the proposed ½-hour parking restriction on Goulburn Street.

ii)   Item 2 – Terminus Street, Liverpool – Proposed full-time ‘No Right Turn’ restriction into Charles Street      

·      Council approves the proposed full-time ‘No Right Turn’ restriction from        Terminus Street, into Charles Street as shown in Attachment 2.1, subject to   Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) endorsement.

·      Council seeks RMS approval of an associated Traffic Management Plan.

·      Prior to installation, Council is to notify Charles Street residents, via its website,    social media avenues and advertisements in the Liverpool Local Newspapers.

 

iii)  Item 3 – Cartwright Avenue, Miller Proposed raised pedestrian crossing in front of              St. Therese Catholic School

·      Council approves upgrade of the existing combined crossing to a raised       pedestrian crossing across Cartwright Avenue in front of St. Therese Primary         School, as shown in Attachments 3.1-3.2.

·      Council advises all stakeholders.

 

iv)  Item 4 – Flowerdale Road, Liverpool – Proposed median island        

·      Council approves the installation of a 0.9m wide concrete median island and         associated linemarking on Flowerdale Road, as shown in Attachment 4.1.

·      Council notifies the applicant of its decision.

 

v)   Item 5 – Twentieth Avenue, Hoxton Park – Proposed additional on-street parking 
               restrictions on the approach to First Avenue

      Council approves the proposed extension of the existing ‘No Stopping, 8am-         9.30am & 2.30pm-4pm School Days’ restriction along the southern side of   Twentieth Avenue, as shown in Attachment 5.1.

vi)  Item 6 – Ernest Avenue, Chipping Norton – Proposed linemarking and signposting              scheme

·      Council approves the installation of a ‘No Stopping’ restriction along the western   side of Ernest Avenue between Barry Road and the existing bus stop.

vii) Item 7 – Beech Road and Barcelona Drive, Prestons – Proposed upgrade to existing 
              roundabout

·      Council approves the proposed modification to the central island radius at the       intersection of Beech Road and Barcelona Drive, and raised thresholds across    the Beech Road approaches, as shown in Attachment 7.1.       

viii) Item 8 – North Liverpool Road, South Liverpool Road and Meadows Road                           intersection – Proposed upgrade to existing roundabout.

·        Council approves the proposed kerb blisters and reconstruction of the          central island at the intersection of North Liverpool Road, South Liverpool Road      and Meadows Road, as shown in Attachment 8.1.

 

ix)  Item 9 – Items approved under Delegated Authority

        Council notes the tabled Delegated Authority applications approved by NSW         Police and RMS representatives.

x)  Item 10 – Liverpool Pedestrian, Active Transport and Traffic Committee – Meeting                 dates for 2019

·        Council approves the following Liverpool Pedestrian, Active Transport & Traffic     Committee meeting dates for 2019:

23 January 2019

13 March 2019

15 May 2019

17 July 2019

18 September 2019

6 November 2019

·        Council includes the Liverpool Pedestrian, Active Transport & Traffic Committee meeting dates in its Corporate Diary.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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


ITEM NO:       CTTE 02

FILE NO:        313259.2018

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Meeting held on 19 October 2018

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes the Minutes of the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Meeting held on 19 October 2018;

 

2.    Endorses the recommendations in the Minutes; and 

 

3.    Notes the Annual ARIC report for the period 1 November 2017 to 31 October 2018.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 

 


ITEM NO:       CTTE 03

FILE NO:        321881.2018

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Committee Meeting held 7 November 2018

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Meeting held on 7 November 2018.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 

 


ITEM NO:       CTTE 04

FILE NO:        323205.2018

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Aboriginal Consultative Committee Meeting held 1 November 2018

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Aboriginal Consultative Committee Meeting held on 1 November 2018.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 

 


ITEM NO:       CTTE 05

FILE NO:        328153.2018

SUBJECT:     Minutes of Budget Review Panel 15 November 2018

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council adopts the minutes of the Budget Review Panel meeting held on 15 November 2018.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 

 

 


Questions with Notice

 

ITEM NO:       QWN 01

FILE NO:        313040.2018

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty

 

"It’s a hellscape"- This is how one employee described working conditions at Amazon's Dandenong South fulfilment centre in Melbourne's outer south east in a recent Fairfax article.

 

The story also describes workers being advised not to drink water before or during a shift because going to the toilet would affect productivity rates and being reluctant to report injuries for fear of not getting shifts.


Amazon's market capitalisation recently passed US$1 trillion, the second company to do so. It's founder Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world.


Liverpool wants and needs good quality, well paying jobs. We also want good corporate citizens who provide safe, secure workplaces.

 

QUESTIONS


What percentage of workers based at the Amazon Moorebank fulfilment centre are:

1.   from the Liverpool LGA?

2.   directly employed by Amazon?

3.   employed by a labor hire company?

4.   in insecure casual employment?

 

RESPONSE

 

Council contacted Amazon in relation to the above questions and received the following response: 

 

“As a relatively new business in Australia Amazon has a mixture of permanent and agency staff at our two fulfilment centres to enable us to move quickly, access talent and manage variations in customer demand.

 

We are proud that our Moorebank fulfilment centre has brought new jobs to the local economy and is providing the thousands of small and medium sized Australian businesses who use Fulfilment By Amazon (FBA) on amazon.com.au with an opportunity to more easily access millions of customers across the country”

 

Senior Management Executives from Amazon have agreed to meet with Council in December to further discuss these matters.


ITEM NO:       QWN 02

FILE NO:        313046.2018

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty

 

Despite gardening and other maintenance of roundabouts being performed by Council staff, Council outsources the weeding of roundabouts to external contractors. 

 

QUESTIONS

 

How many times in the last 12 months have Council staff had to perform remediation weeding on roundabouts that had already been weeded by external contractors?

 

What is the estimated cost to ratepayers and Council (including salaries and wages) of performing this additional work?

 

RESPONSE

 

Council staff have not had to undertake any remediation work on Roundabouts over the past 12 months that had already been serviced by external contractors.

 

The previous Streetscape Weed Control contract finished on the 30th of June 2018. The new contract commenced on the 22nd of October 2018. Council staff undertook increased servicing frequency during the period where there was no contractor engaged. 

 

The Streetscape Weed Control contract requires the contractor to attend nominated sites on a monthly basis to remove weeds and litter.

 

Council staff attend these sites on a quarterly basis to undertake horticultural maintenance that includes pruning, mulching or replanting if required.

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 03

FILE NO:        327350.2018

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Ayyad

 

QUESTION

 

Please address the following:

 

1.       Can the Mayor approve to spend Council money without council approving it? Yes or no?

RESPONSE

 

Pursuant to s.226(d) of the Local Government Act 1993, in cases of necessity, and subject to the matter being considered a policy matter, the answer to the question is “yes”. 

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 04

FILE NO:        330062.2018

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Harle

 

Recreational Areas

 

Several complaints have been received from residents adjoining the Chipping Norton Recreational Areas, in particular Black Muscat Park, raising re-occurring issues of excessive noise, loud music, open fires and objectionable smoke and unauthorised use of portable generators to power Public Address Systems.

 

During 2016 and 2017 Council had successfully implemented a program of using security firms to patrol these areas on Saturday and Sunday mornings, including Public Holidays, to prevent unauthorised groups setting up PA systems and illegally roping off areas for their exclusive use without obtaining Council permission.

 

Please address the following:

 

1.    Can Council re-introduce the security contractors to prevent the issues that have re-occurred over the last 12 months so that residents and recreational users are treated fairly?

 

2.    What are the budget implications, and can these be met from the current budget?

 

RESPONSE

 

Recreation Services have responded to increasing reports of amplified music being played by picnickers in Black Muscat Park on some Sundays by re-engaging Southern Cross Protection to provide patrol services.

 

Since Sunday 30 September 2018 Council has engaged security for 8 hours (8am to 4pm) each Sunday and public holiday with the following instructions:

 

·           The main source of noise complaints has been the Black Muscat Park area so this should be the main focus of patrols. However, it is requested that general patrolling of the entire Chipping Norton Lakes precinct also occur.

 

·           The security officer will be in the park to provide education to people on harmonious park use, and to advise park users bringing in amplified music equipment that these are not permitted.  Security personnel should aim to engage with people bringing amplifying equipment into the park before they have taken it out of their vehicle to minimise potential conflict.

 

 

 

·           ESCALATION - Significant noise issues and matters of public disorder would still be referred to Liverpool police for assistance where the security personnel are unable to achieve cooperation. Where an enforcement situation escalates into a matter of public disorder security guards are required to:

1.    Withdraw from the confrontation – where safe to do so, gain footage of any disruptive behaviour.

2.    Contact Liverpool Police – (02) 9765 9499

3.    Contact Council via the 1300 36 2170 after hours number

4.    Provide Council with a detailed written report of the incident

 

It is understood by Council that noise was reported by neighbouring residents on Sunday 4 November despite a guard being present on this day.  This matter has been followed up with Southern Cross Protection who have identified that the guard did instruct a number of groups to turn off music on a number of occasions and they complied.  Recreation Services have raised this matter with Southern Cross Protection who have informed Council that they have provided Black Muscat guards with further briefings on the requirements of this role.

 

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 05

FILE NO:        333010.2018

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty

 

BACKGROUND

 

Recent changes to the law now give parking inspectors the ability to issue demerit points in addition to fines.

 

Please address the following:

 

1.    What offences do these changes relate to?

 

2.    What are the demerit penalties for each?

 

3.    Do parking inspectors have discretion in the issuing of the demerit point component of these penalties?

 

4.    Can Council resolve to not issue demerit point penalties?

 

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the 6 February 2019 Council meeting business papers.


ITEM NO:       QWN 06

FILE NO:        334087.2018

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti

 

QUESTION

 

Please address the following:

 

Given the increase in rates of waste being disposed legally & illegally, has Council considered/looked into other alternatives to dispose of waste?

 

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the 6 February 2019 Council meeting business papers.


ITEM NO:       QWN 07

FILE NO:        334264.2018

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Harle

 

A motion was generated from the floor at its General Council Meeting of the 29th of March 2017 which stated the following:

 

DPG 02 Review of Council Policies (file ref: 046276.2017)

 

Recommendation

 

That Council revokes the following policies:

 

·    The use of Public Address (PA) Systems on Council Owned Properties; and

·    Signage on Council land.

 

Council Decision

 

Motion:                          Moved Clr Harle                   Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the existing Policies be retained, reviewed and strengthened and a report be brought back to Council in June about the status of that action.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

Please address the following:       

 

1.   In view of the recent complaints by many residents adjoining Black Muscat Park within Chipping Norton, has Council carried out the intent of the Motion raised at its March 29th, 2017 Council Meeting?

 

2.   If so is that report available and what are its recommendations?

          

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the 6 February 2019 Council meeting business papers.

 


ADDENDUM

 

ITEM NO:       CORP 02

FILE NO:        328255.2018

SUBJECT:     Investment Report November  2018

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes this report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded:Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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


ITEM NO:       CORP 03

FILE NO:        328268.2018

SUBJECT:     Annual Financial Reports 2017/18

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and adopts this report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


PRESENTATIONS

 

Mayor Waller commented on being invited to the International Over 50’s Cricket World Cup match between Pakistan and England at Rosedale Oval and performing the coin toss at the match.

 

Mayor Waller passed on compliments from the organisers of the event on the condition of Rosedale Oval and that the oval was a wonderful venue.

 

Clr Hagarty also commented that he had performed the coin toss at the first game of the International Over 50’s Cricket World Cup match, between South Africa and Wales, and supported Mayor Waller’s comments relating to the condition of Rosedale Oval.

 


MOTION OF URGENCY

 

ITEM NO:       MOU 02

SUBJECT:     Acknowledgement of HSC High Achievers in the Liverpool LGA

 

Clr Ayyad requested that the matter and motion below be dealt with at this meeting. In accordance with Clause 16.6.2 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, the Mayor ruled that the business proposed was a matter of urgency and as such, was dealt with at this meeting.

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Ayyad                Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That Council:

 

1.      Research ways of recognising and acknowledging high achievers in the HSC in the Liverpool LGA.

 

2.      Send a letter of congratulations to the student who topped the state in Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE), and any other high achievers in the HSC in the Liverpool LGA.

 

3.      The high achievers be invited to attend the February Council meeting to be acknowledged and congratulated.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 


Notices of Motion

 

ITEM NO:       NOM 01

FILE NO:        334133.2018

SUBJECT:     Car Parking

 

BACKGROUND

 

In February 2013 Council signed an agreement with the land owner of 181 Elizabeth Drive Liverpool in order to provide 15 car spaces on a 99 year lease.

 

The underlying intent of reserving these spaces was to ensure parking for the local shops at the Cnr of Elizabeth Drive & Woodlands Rd.

 

In order to ensure that these car spaces stay reserved for the public and not to benefit anything else that may eventually happen in the surrounding area, this motion is calling on Council to have discussions with the land owner in order to put measures in place to ensure this happens.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION (submitted by Clr Hadchiti)

 

That Council direct the CEO to negotiate with the owners of the car park, with a view to securing agreement to erect a fence to limit local resident parking from nearby residential developments.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Kaliyanda          Seconded: Clr Ayyad

 

That Council direct the CEO to negotiate with the owners of the car park, with a view to limit local resident parking from nearby residential developments.

 

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

 

 

 


Clr Ayyad left the Chambers at 8.07 pm.

 

ITEM NO:       NOM 03

FILE NO:        334234.2018

SUBJECT:     Edmondson Park Town Centre North

 

BACKGROUND

 

Landcom has requested a series of amendments to the relevant SEPP to allow the following changes to the Edmondson Park Town Centre North:

 

·      Increase number of dwellings from 440 to approx. 3,200.

 

·      Amend site boundary to include 2.5ha of land owned by Office of Strategic Lands, which, according to its website, supports the government’s strategic plan “for open space and land for public purposes”.

 

·      Reduce the area set aside for schools from 8 ha to 2 ha and allow residential on the area designated for schools.

 

·      Reduce the bushfire protection zone from 50m to 15m.

 

This proposed uplift in dwellings will only add to already congested roads and public transport. Furthermore, the suburb does not have a single public primary or secondary school, little to no suitable open space and woefully inadequate parking at Edmondson Park Station.

 

Unsurprisingly, local residents are opposed to these amendments.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION (submitted by Clr Hagarty)

 

That Council:

 

1.    Support local residents in opposition to this amendment; and

 

2.    Continue to advocate to both the State and Federal Governments for better existing and additional public infrastructure and services, including schools, hospitals, police, roads and public transport, especially in ‘greenfield’ growth areas of the LGA.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Karnib

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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


Confidential Items

 

ITEM NO:       CONF 01

FILE NO:        301496.2018

SUBJECT:     Endorsement of Liverpool Access Committee 2018

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council endorses the applicants outlined in the table below as members of the Liverpool Access Committee:

 

Name

Suburb

Representation Category

Harley Davidson

Lurnea

Category 1

Peter Fraser

Liverpool

Category 1

Jim Simpson

Liverpool

Category 1

Afet Ozyigit

Liverpool

Category 1

Ollie Lassen

Ashcroft

Category 1

Christine O’Neill

Casula

Category 3

Ellie Robertson

Holsworthy

Category 3

Steven Lowrie

Fairfield East

Category 3

Jess Cameron

Casula

Category 3

Patricia Pous

Liverpool

Category 3

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 


ITEM NO:       CONF 02

FILE NO:        309527.2018

SUBJECT:     Woodward Park Masterplan Brief

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Approve and adopt the attached Draft Woodward Place Blueprint to progress the development of the Woodward Place Masterplan;

 

2.    Direct the Chief Executive Officer to progress an Expression of Interest, and subsequent tender process, to procure a suitably qualified and competent design consultant for the development of a Masterplan for the Woodward Park/ Place precinct;

 

3.    Note that further Councillor workshops and updates, in addition to extensive community consultation, will form part of the development of the Masterplan; and

 

4.    Direct the Chief Executive Officer to include sufficient funds for the master planning works in the 2019/20 budget.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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


ITEM NO:       CONF 03

FILE NO:        313767.2018

SUBJECT:     Fire and Rescue NSW Referrals

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.      Note the inspection report by Fire and Rescue NSW, as shown in Attachment A; and

 

2.    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 49 Heathcote Road Moorebank.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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


ITEM NO:       CONF 04

FILE NO:        325920.2018

SUBJECT:     Proposed Granting of an Easement to Drain Water over Council's Public Reserve located at 93 Box Road corner Hume Highway at Casula.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Approves the granting of an easement to drain water over Lot 21 in DP 1000072, located at 93 Box Road corner Hume Highway, Casula on the terms as outlined in the confidential report;

 

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

 

3.    Approves the transfer of the compensation amount into the General Property Reserve; and

 

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 


Clr Ayyad returned to the Chambers at 8.14pm.

 

ITEM NO:       CONF 05

FILE NO:        324841.2018

SUBJECT:     Acquisition of Lot 2 DP 567321 being 2082 Camden Valley Way, Edmondson Park for open space/drainage purposes

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Approves the total acquisition of Lot 2 DP 567321, being 2082 Camden Valley Way, Edmondson Park on the terms outlined in this confidential report;

 

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

 

3.    Approves a public notification of its intention to classify the land as “operational’ land upon acquisition; and

 

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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


ITEM NO:       CONF 06

FILE NO:        326835.2018

SUBJECT:     Tender WT2759 Bigge Park Water Play Amenities and Council Store Building

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council: 

 

1.    Accepts the Tender from Every Trade Building Services for WT2759 – Portion A, Bigge Park Amenities building including an automated toilet for a contract term of 16 weeks at the GST inclusive price of $1,137,832.30;

 

2.    Accepts the Tender from Icon Building Group Pty. Ltd. for WT2759 – Portion B, Bigge Park Council storage building for a contract term of 16 weeks at the GST inclusive price of $211,784.62;

 

3.    Makes public its decision regarding Tender WT2759 – Bigge Park Water Play Amenities and Council Store;

 

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

 

5.      Notes that this report has been brought to Council because the Chief Executive Officer’s instrument of delegation, approved by Council in accordance with the current provisions of section 377 of the Local Government Act 1993, only permits the Chief Executive Officer to approve tenders up to a value of $1 million; and

 

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Kaliyanda

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.


ITEM NO:       CONF 07

FILE NO:        328152.2018

SUBJECT:     Proposed creation of Gas Easement in favour of Jemena over Council land Pt Lot 101 DP 1190263 (Pt of Mill Park, Casula) and Right of Carriageway

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Approves the grant of an easement for gas main to Jemena over Pt Lot 101 DP 1190263 (Pt Mill Park, Casula) and within a Right of Carriageway benefitting Council through Pt Lot 6 DP 247485 (31 Shepherd St, Casula) on the terms outlined in this report;

 

2.    Authorises the CEO and/or her nominee to negotiate with Jemena and or the applicant the terms of the 88B instrument and any associated adjustment of value of the easement;

 

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

 

4.    Approves the transfer of the compensation amount into the General Property reserve; and

 

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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


ITEM NO:       CONF 08

FILE NO:        337274.2018

SUBJECT:     Liverpool Civic Place - Proposed Car Parking Provision

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Direct the CEO to proceed with the Liverpool Civic Place development as per the plans and scope reported to Council on 29 October 2018, without additional car parking; and

 

2.    Direct the CEO to explore the possibility of additional public parking spaces at alternative parking sites such as the Whitlam Leisure Centre, and report back to Council by the Ordinary Meeting of Council in March 2019.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Kaliyanda

 

That Council:

 

1.      Direct the CEO to proceed with the Liverpool Civic Place development as per the plans and scope reported to Council on 29 October 2018, without additional car parking; and

 

2.      Direct the CEO to explore the possibility of additional public parking spaces at alternative parking sites such as the Whitlam Leisure Centre, Pirie Street and Bathurst Street, and report back to Council by the Ordinary Meeting of Council in March 2019.

 

3.      Continues further investigation of stacked parking.

 

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


ITEM NO:       CONF 09

FILE NO:        338211.2018

SUBJECT:     Acquisition of Lot 35 DP 1228502 being Part of 10 Croatia Avenue, Edmondson Park for road  purposes

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Approves the acquisition of Lot 35 DP 1228502, being part of 10 Croatia Avenue, Edmondson Park on the terms outlined in this confidential report;

 

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

 

3.    Classifies the land as “operational” in accordance with section 31(2) of the Local Government Act 1993; and

 

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Kaliyanda

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


 

 

ITEM NO:       EGROW 02

FILE NO:        311848.2018

SUBJECT:     Draft Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 Amendment 71 - Rezoning of certain lands in Preston for Environmental Conservation - Post-exhibition report

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Notes the Gateway Determination (and gateway alteration) for Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 Amendment 71 and the submissions received;

 

2.    Approves the planning proposal and delegates to the CEO to liaise with the Parliamentary Counsel’s Office and Department of Planning and Environment to finalise Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 Amendment 71; and

 

3.    Notify the submitters of Council’s decision.

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That Council move into Closed Session to discuss this item.

 

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

 

Mayor Waller called a recess of Council at 8.25pm.

 

Mayor Waller reopened the meeting at 8.32pm.

 

Council moved into Closed Session at 8.32pm to deal with Item EGROW 02 Draft Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 Amendment 71 - Rezoning of certain lands in Preston for Environmental Conservation - Post-exhibition report pursuant to:

 

  • s10(A)(2)(g) of the Local Government Act because it contains advice concerning litigation, or advice that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege.

 

Clr Hadchiti arrived at the meeting at 8.32pm.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That Council defer Item EGROW 02 until the Court has finalised its decision.

 

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

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Waller

                                               Clr Hadchiti

                                               Clr Hadid

                                               Clr Hagarty

                                               Clr Harle

                                               Clr Karnib

                                               Clr Rhodes

                                              

Vote against:                        Clr Ayyad

                                               Clr Kaliyanda

                                               Clr Shelton

 

 

 

 

 


 

Council moved back into Open Session at 8.49pm.

 

Mayor Waller read the resolution (as shown on page 53 of the minutes) passed for item EGROW 02 Draft Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 Amendment 71 - Rezoning of certain lands in Preston for Environmental Conservation - Post-exhibition report.

 

 

THE MEETING CLOSED AT 8.49pm.

 

 

<Signature>

Name: Wendy Waller

Title:    Mayor

Date:    6 February 2019

I have authorised a stamp bearing my signature to be affixed to the pages of the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on  12 December 2018. I confirm that Council has adopted these Minutes as a true and accurate record of the meeting.

 

 


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Ordinary Meeting 6 February 2019

City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 01

Draft Destination Management Plan 2019 - 2023

 

Strategic Direction

Generating Opportunity

Create an attractive environment for investment

File Ref

348778.2018

Report By

Vi Girgis - Senior Officer City Precinct

Approved By

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

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The draft Destination Management Plan (DMP) is a five year plan detailing Council’s priorities for the development of the visitor economy in Liverpool. The draft DMP provides strategic direction and defines Council’s role and commitment to meeting the needs of the visitor economy in Liverpool.

 

Growing Liverpool’s visitor economy is part of Council’s broader vision to stimulate the local economy via increased visitor spending, facilitation and creation of employment opportunities and increased demand for local goods and services. A strong visitor economy will showcase and celebrate Liverpool’s assets across the entire local government area – its people and lifestyle, rich cultural diversity, heritage, natural assets and events. Marketing and promotion will enhance Liverpool’s profile, thereby building and strengthening community pride and raising investor confidence.

 

The vision contained within the draft DMP is to become an attractive visitor destination, loved and promoted by its locals for its diversity, heritage and nature.

 

The DMP’s objective aims to build a thriving visitor economy and increase the economic benefits that flow from tourism to local businesses and communities through unique visitor experiences.

 

The draft DMP has four strategic directions:

·    Promote Liverpool as a core visitor destination through increased engagement and support from locals.

·    Support local businesses, groups and organisations to build and develop the visitor economy and their tourism products.

·    Celebrate Liverpool’s diversity and utilise it to grow and strengthen the visitor market base.

·    Attract new businesses, events and investment to engage locals and increase visitation to Liverpool.

 

The draft DMP has already been endorsed by the Tourism and CBD Committee.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Endorse the Draft Destination Management Plan for public exhibition and;

 

2.    Receive a report in March 2019 detailing any submissions received and for the adoption of the Destination Management Plan, or if no submissions are received, delegate to the CEO to adopt the plan.

 

 

REPORT

 

1.       BACKGROUND

 

1.1     Introduction

Liverpool and South West Sydney’s tourism and visitor economy sector has experienced substantial growth over the last decade, despite a historically non-interventionist approach by Council. This can be attributed to the rapid population, particularly of CALD groups, which facilitates considerable visiting friends and relatives numbers; business growth; and growth of industries such as retail, industrial, health and education.

 

The development of a Destination Management Plan was first explored by the previous Building Our New City Committee of Council in 2016. A draft Plan was created by a consultant but was not progressed any further.

 

Since then, Council has recognised the rapid growth in the Western Sydney visitor economy as an opportunity to be proactive about growing the sector, beginning with appointing a Tourism Development Officer. The Liverpool Destination Management Plan (DMP) presented to Council addresses the recent growth in the region’s visitor economy. It aims to grow the visitor economy so it is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable whilst increasing Liverpool’s appeal and competitiveness as a destination and lifestyle choice. The DMP focuses on strengthening the existing market base and diversifying into new markets to increase visitation. It is anchored by the need to engage the local community to actively participate in local tourism experiences, in order to change perceptions of Liverpool as a visitor destination.

 

 

The visitor economy in the DMP is defined as people who travel outside of their usual area for holiday, leisure, events and festivals, business, conventions, exhibitions, education, visiting friends and relatives and employment. The visitor economy provides benefits to a broader economy through employment, investment, infrastructure development and export growth.

 

1.2     Liverpool City Council Objectives

The DMP provides the direction and framework for growing Liverpool’s visitor economy. The DMP defines Council’s role and commitment to meeting the needs of the visitor economy.

 

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

·      Direction 1: Creating Connection

Celebrate diversity, promote inclusion and recognise heritage

Implement access and equity for all members of the community

Provide community facilities which are accessible to all

·      Direction 2: Strengthening and protecting our environment

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

·      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

 

The draft DMP also delivers on various actions and principles articulated in other Council plans including, but not limited to the Cultural Strategy 2017-2021, City Activation Strategy 2018-2023, and Liverpool Economic Development Strategy 2013-2023.

 

The draft DMP has already been endorsed by the Tourism and CBD Committee, with one minor suggestion from the Committee on data collection being now incorporated into the draft.

 

2.       DRAFT DESTINATION MANAGEMENT PLAN

 

2.1     Purpose of the Plan

The purpose of the draft DMP is to detail Council’s priorities for the development of the visitor economy in Liverpool. Growing Liverpool’s visitor economy is part of Council’s broader vision to stimulate the local economy via increased visitor spending, facilitation and creation of employment opportunities and increased demand for local goods and services. A strong visitor economy will showcase and celebrate Liverpool’s assets – its people and lifestyle, rich cultural diversity, heritage, natural assets and events. Marketing and promotion will enhance Liverpool’s profile, thereby building and strengthening community pride and raising investor confidence.

 

 

2.2     Destination Vision and Directions

The draft DMP has a vision, objectives and strategic directions which were identified to determine the actions and delivery of the Plan, these include:

 

Vision

To become an attractive destination, loved and promoted by its locals for its diversity, heritage and nature.

 

Objective

To build a thriving visitor economy and increase the economic benefits that flow from tourism to local businesses and communities through unique visitor experiences.

 

Key strategic directions:

·      Promote – promote Liverpool as a core visitor destination through increased engagement and support from locals.

·      Support – support local businesses, groups and organisations to build and develop the visitor economy and their tourism products.

·      Celebrate – celebrate Liverpool’s diversity and utilise it to grow and strengthen the visitor market base.

·      Attract – attract new businesses, events and investment to engage locals and increase visitation to Liverpool.

 

2.3     Actions

The draft DMP proposes a series of actions which will assist in achieving Council’s objective for a thriving visitor economy. The core actions are outlined below:

1.    Develop a visitor brand identity and marketing campaign plan

2.    Position Liverpool as a multicultural hub

3.    Investigate the sustainability of a Visitor Information Centre

4.    Develop a way finding strategy which will assist visitors in the CBD and surrounds

5.    Work with surrounding LGAs to create a visitor destination network for the region

6.    Assist and support local businesses, groups and organisations in the development of the visitor economy, whilst attracting new businesses for future growth

7.    Improve the visitor experience journey through a variety of trails

8.    Investigate the influence the Western Sydney Airport will have on the local visitor economy

9.    Investigate a potential site for a recreational vehicle holiday park within Liverpool LGA

10.  Grow Liverpool’s presence on guided holiday itineraries

11.  Grow the local sports tourism market

12.  Establish Liverpool as a culinary tourism destination

13.  Grow event-based visitation

14.  Establish Liverpool as a leading destination for medical tourism and events

15.  Capitalise on Liverpool’s rich colonial, military, migration, Indigenous and industrial heritage

16.  Build a strong education-based visitor economy

17.  Increase visitor economy investment attraction

18.  Provide ongoing support to the accommodation sector in Liverpool

19.  Position Liverpool as a shopping destination

20.  Determine baseline visitation figures

 

2.4     Evaluation and Review

This DMP will be reviewed every two years, considering the following:

1.    Council’s ongoing commitment to the purpose and objectives of the DMP;

2.    Mechanisms to collect feedback on Council’s activities in growing the visitor economy;

3.    Whether the manner in which Council manages this Plan and related activities is professional, transparent and accountable;

4.    Whether conflicts of interest are identified and activities terminated should a conflict of interest arise that cannot be resolved;

5.    Achievements against the Action Plan; and

6.    Determine next steps through the development of an Action Plan for the following two years.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

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

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

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

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


Social

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

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

Support policies and plans that prevent crime.

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

Deliver high quality services for children and their families.


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.

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

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         DRAFT Destination Management Plan (Under separate cover)  


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Ordinary Meeting 6 February 2019

City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 02

Adoption of City Innovation Strategy

 

Strategic Direction

Generating Opportunity

Meet the challenges of Liverpool’s growing population

File Ref

353398.2018

Report By

Emily Tinson - Senior Officer, City Innovation

Approved By

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

 

 

Executive Summary

 

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

 

The strategy outlines actions towards innovative service delivery, and ways to position Liverpool as a City of Innovation, in collaboration with its community and stakeholders. The development of the strategy involved extensive engagement with staff and community stakeholders, as well as a literature review of contemporary thinking on innovation.

 

The strategy was exhibited on Liverpool Listens from November 22 to December 21, 2018 in accordance with Council’s resolution at its November 21 meeting.

 

The strategy was viewed or downloaded 37 times and 11 responses were received. This report recommends adopting the City Innovation Strategy.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council adopt the Liverpool City Innovation Strategy.

 

 

REPORT

 

At its meeting on 22 November 2017, Council endorsed a proposal to position Liverpool as an Innovation City. On November 21, 2018 a draft City Innovation Strategy was received by Council and placed on Liverpool Listens the following day for public exhibition.

 

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 Australian Government policies and directions, and integrates commitments from the Western Sydney City Deal and relevant actions in Council’s Delivery Program and Operational Plan.

 

Extensive community engagement was undertaken to develop the draft Innovation Strategy which was distributed to all directorates for comment and feedback in October. Consultation included:

·      Two community workshops – with councillors, directors, city stakeholders and community members to introduce the concept of innovation and to audit key attributes to create a city of innovation.

·      A Liverpool Listens survey in August, resulting in more than 40 responses.

·      Three staff workshops to identify challenges and opportunities for innovation and introduce design thinking.

·      A voting booth at Eat Your Heart Out on 25 August resulting in more than 240 votes.

·      A voting booth at the State of the Region on 13 September resulting in 32 votes.

 

The strategy focuses on three themes which have a number of objectives outlined below:

 

Council as an innovation leader

·      Be recognised as a leader by community, businesses, and 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.

 

Public exhibition

 

The draft strategy was exhibited on Liverpool Listens from 22 November to 21 December 2018.

 

The exhibition of the strategy was advertised on Council’s Facebook page and in the Liverpool Leader. Staff were advised of the exhibition through the internal CEO update and by email to those who had participated in the development of the strategy. Staff affected by the strategy were approached directly. Community members and stakeholders involved in the strategy development, as well as all members of the Liverpool Innovation Precinct Committee were advised by email.

 

More than 100 visits were recorded to the City Innovation project page on Liverpool Listens, with 37 viewing or downloading the draft strategy. Eleven people responded to a survey which provided the opportunity for participants to support or oppose:

·     the definition of innovation;

·     the proposed vision for innovation in Liverpool; and

·     the objectives of the themes - Council as an innovation leader, a City of Innovation and innovation through collaboration.

 

The content of the strategy was overwhelmingly supported. Below are some of the comments received. The full report from Liverpool Listens is attached.

·      “Great vision, to measure this will be challenging, but the mere fact of having a strategy focussed on innovation is a terrific start!”

·      “Building a culture of innovation and collaboration will be key. Everyone must work together for this to work.”

·      “We can partner to solve community, health and other problems”.

·      “I think everyone needs to get behind it. If one piece of the jigsaw is missing it will fall over. It is also critical that the liveability of Liverpool is transformed. New housing options, night-time economy, cafes etc…”

 

If adopted, the strategy will be managed by the Senior Officer, City Innovation and delivered by staff across the organisation.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Encourage and promote businesses to develop in the hospital 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.

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.         Liverpool Listens Survey report (Under separate cover)

2.         DRAFT Liverpool City Council Innovation Strategy 2019 (Under separate cover)   


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Ordinary Meeting 6 February 2019

Chief Executive Officer Report

 

CEO 01

Councillor Induction and Professional Development Program

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

013140.2019

Report By

George Georgakis - Manager Council and Executive Services

Approved By

Kiersten Fishburn - Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Regulations have been made for induction and other professional development for Mayor and Councillors. The Office of Local Government has prepared guidelines to assist Councils to develop and deliver induction and ongoing professional development activities for their Mayor and Councillors.

 

The Guidelines recommend Council develop and adopt a Councillor Induction and Professional Development Policy to guide its induction and professional development activities for the Mayor and Councillors, and provides a model policy. The policy attached to the report incorporates much of the contents in the model Code and it is recommended that it be adopted by Council.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Adopt the Councillor Induction and Professional Development Policy attached to the report;

 

2.    Direct the CEO to commence the development of an ongoing professional development plan for the Mayor and each Councillor; and

 

3.    Amend Council’s Civic Expenses and Facilities Policy to allow for the CEO to determine and approve funds for professional development activities.

 

REPORT

 

Amendments to the Local Government Act 1993 by the Local Government Amendment (Governance and Planning) Act 2016 in August 2016 saw the inclusion in the prescribed role of Councillors under Section 232 a responsibility “to make all reasonable efforts to acquire and maintain the skills necessary to perform the role of a Councillor”.

In support of this, the amendments allowed for regulations to be made for induction and other professional development for Mayors and Councillors.

 

In December 2017 the Office of Local Government issued a consultation draft of the proposed guidelines for comment prior to them being finalised.

 

Council at its meeting on 28 February 2018 considered a report on the “Consultation on the proposed Councillor Induction and Professional Development Guidelines” and resolved to receive and note the information and receive a further report when the Guidelines are finalised and Regulation comes into effect requiring a professional development program for Councillors. 

 

Regulations have now been made for induction and other professional development for Mayor and Councillors. The Office of Local Government has prepared guidelines (attached to this report) to assist Councils to develop and deliver induction and ongoing professional development activities for their Mayor and Councillors in compliance with the regulations.

 

Under the guidelines, Councils’ induction and professional development programs are to consist of three elements:

·      Pre-election candidate sessions – these are to ensure prospective candidates are aware of what will be expected of them if elected (these are not mandatory but are encouraged). Liverpool held such a session prior to the 2016 elections;

·      Induction Program – this aims to equip Mayors and Councillors with the information they need to perform their role effectively over the first few months and has a particular focus on building positive, collaborative relationships between Councillors and with staff; and

·      Professional development program – this is to be developed in consultation with all Councillors and the Mayor and delivered over the term of the Council to build the skills, knowledge and personal attributes necessary to be an effective Mayor or Councillor. 

 

Councillor induction and professional development requirements under the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005

·      The new requirements under the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 are outlined below:

·      The General Manager/CEO is to ensure an induction program is delivered for newly elected and returning Councillors and a specialised supplementary induction program for the Mayor within six months of their election;

·      The General Manager/CEO is to ensure an ongoing professional development program is delivered for the Mayor and each Councillor over the term of the Council for the purposes of assisting them to acquire and maintain the skills necessary to perform their role;

 

·      The content of the ongoing professional development program to be delivered to the Mayor and Councillors is to be determined in consultation with the Mayor and each Councillor and is to have regard to the specific skills required by the Mayor, each individual Councillor and the governing body as a whole to perform their roles;

·      Mayors and Councillors must make all reasonable efforts to participate in the activities offered to them as part of an induction or ongoing professional development program; and

·      Councils are to publish the following information in their annual report:

the name of the Mayor and each individual Councillor that completed Council’s induction program (when an induction program has been delivered during the relevant year);

the name of the Mayor and each Councillor who participated in any ongoing professional development program during the year;

the number of training and other activities provided to the Mayor and Councillors during the year as part of a professional development program; and

the total cost of induction and professional development activities and any other training provided to the Mayor and Councillors during the relevant year.  

 

What Liverpool City Council currently does

 

Liverpool City Council’s current approach to Councillor Induction and Professional Development is outlined below:

·      Pre-election seminar held (run by LGNSW) for prospective candidates;

·      Comprehensive induction package delivered to the Mayor and Councillors and a number of induction sessions held within the first three months of a new Council; and

·      Various training courses undertaken and offered to Councillors.

 

A more detailed ongoing professional development program will need to be developed in consultation with each Councillor.  

 

Councillor Induction and Professional Development Guidelines

 

The Councillor Induction and Professional Development Guidelines have been issued under Section 23A of the Local Government Act 1993 to assist General Managers/CEOs and Council staff to develop, deliver, evaluate and report on the induction and professional development programs they are required to provide to Mayors and Councillors under the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005. Councils are required to consider the guidelines when undertaking these activities.

 

 

 

 

Council Policy

 

Council’s commitment to the induction and ongoing professional development of the Mayor and Councillors will be included in Council’s Civic Expenses and Facilities Policy for the provision of relevant training and professional development activities as legitimate expenses.

 

The Guidelines recommend Council develop and adopt a Councillor Induction and Professional Development Policy to guide its induction and professional development activities for the Mayor and Councillors and provides a model policy. The policy attached to the report incorporates much of the contents in the model Code and it is recommended that it be adopted by Council.

 

Developing an ongoing professional development plan

 

The Guidelines state:

 

“As a first step to developing individual plans, an assessment is required of the knowledge, skills and personal attributes the Mayor and each Councillor bring to their roles and a comparison made against those that they need to effectively serve their community. Any deficit in knowledge, skills or attributed identified through the assessment process should form the basis of the professional development plans developed for the Mayor and each Councillor.

 

The professional development plan developed for the Mayor and each Councillor must outline how their individual development needs are going to be met within the Council term. Professional development activities should be prioritised according to need and approved by the General Manager/CEO where Council funds are required.  

 

Professional development activities should, wherever possible, follow the 70/20/10 learning principle. The 70/20/10 learning principle requires that:

·      70% of learning activities are provided via learning and development from experience – for example, on-the-job training, self-directed learning, developmental roles, problem solving, exposure and practice;

·      20% of learning activities are provided via learning and developing through others – for example, personal or professional networks, coaching, mentoring, feedback, memberships and professional associations; and

·      10% of learning activities are provided via learning and developing through structured programs – for example, training courses, external or in-house workshops, seminars, webinars and other e-learning and briefing sessions conducted by the Council, external training providers or industry bodies.

 

The 70/20/10 learning principles enables Councils and elected members to take into account the varied learning styles the Mayor and individual Councillors have, as well as the time they have available for professional development, when selecting professional development activities. It also minimises the financial costs of delivering an ongoing professional development program by prioritising learning through on-the-job experiences and networking.”

Local Government Capability Framework and ‘PD In a Box’

 

The Guidelines state:

 

“Local Government NSW has developed a Local Government Capability Framework. This describes the knowledge, skills and personal attributes needed by Mayors and Councillors to represent their communities on Council and to deliver complex outcomes. These are listed in Appendix G of the Guidelines.

 

The Framework is supported by ‘PD in a Box’, a free and confidential online portal that Mayors and Councillors can use to assess the knowledge and skills they bring to their role and self-identify gaps that require professional development. Mayor and Councillors will receive an ongoing professional development plan through the portal, based on their input, which will suggest specific activities that they can participate in to build the skills and knowledge they need.

 

Councils are able to use this as a tool to support the development of ongoing professional development programs for their Mayors and Councillors”.

 

LGNSW made a presentation to the Strategic Planning Panel in 2018 and demonstrated the PD in a box tool.

 

It could be used to assist in developing the requirements of individual Councillors in developing an ongoing professional development program for the Mayor and Councillors.

 

The Guidelines recommend Council develop and adopt a Councillor Induction and Professional Development Policy to guide its induction and professional development activities for the Mayor and Councillors and provides a model policy. The policy attached to the report incorporates much of the contents in the model Code and it is recommended that it be adopted by Council.

 

Council staff will immediately commence the process for the development of an ongoing professional development plan for the Mayor and each Councillor upon adoption of the policy. 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

Funds for the ongoing professional development of the Mayor and Councillors in included in Council’s budget each year. For 2018-19 the total amount allocated is $40,000.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership

Facilitate the development of community leaders.

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

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

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

Legislative

Section 232 of the Local Government Act 1993, the Guidelines issued under s23A of the Local Government Act, and the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Draft Councillor Induction and Professional Development Policy

2.         Councillor Induction & Professional Development Guidelines issued by the Office of Local Government (Under separate cover)  


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Councillor Induction and Professional Development Program

Attachment 1

Draft Councillor Induction and Professional Development Policy

 

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Chief Executive Officer Report

 

CEO 02

Councillor Access to Information and Interaction with Staff Policy

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

323133.2018

Report By

George Georgakis - Manager Council and Executive Services

Approved By

Kiersten Fishburn - Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council’s Councillor Access to Information and Interaction with Staff Policy is due for review.

 

Council may wish to continue with its current practices or make alterations to the Policy. Council staff are not recommending any changes to the Policy.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council endorse the Councillor Access to Information and Interaction with Staff Policy.

 

 

REPORT

 

The Councillor Access to Information and Interaction with Staff Policy was first adopted by Council on 11 June 2002 and has been amended on a number of occasions since that time with the most recent review on 17 June 2016.

 

The Policy is again due for review. Council staff have reviewed the Policy and are not recommending any changes. As such, it is recommended that the current Policy be endorsed. 

 

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 Access to Information and Interaction with Staff Policy


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Councillor Access to Information and Interaction with Staff Policy

Attachment 1

Councillor Access to Information and Interaction with Staff Policy

 

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Chief Executive Officer Report

 

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2019 Australian Local Government Women's Association NSW Branch Conference

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

353779.2018

Report By

George Georgakis - Manager Council and Executive Services

Approved By

Kiersten Fishburn - Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA) NSW Branch Annual Conference will be held at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre from Thursday 4 April – Saturday 6 April 2019. 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council nominates councillor delegates to attend the Australian Local Government Women’s NSW Conference to be held in Liverpool from 4 to 6 April 2019.

 

 

REPORT

 

The ALGWA (NSW) is the state’s peak representative body for women who are in any way involved or interested in local government.

 

The ALGWA’s objectives are to:

1.    Promote women in Local Government by furthering women’s knowledge and understanding of the function of Local Government;

2.    Foster the interests and rights of women in Local Government;

3.    Take action in relation to any subject or activity affecting Local Government and Local Government legislation;

4.    Act in an advisory capacity to intending women candidates for Local Government election; and

5.    Arranges conferences on matters relating to Local Government.

 

The theme of the 2019 NSW Conference is ‘Make Your Mark’. The conference will focus on skills that will assist both women and men in professional and person development.

The ALGWA conference provides a fantastic opportunity for delegates to exchange ideas, network, debate and engage in cross-council collaboration.  The Chief Executive Officer has already approved staff attendance requests as part of professional development programs. The conference also provides development opportunities for councillors.

 

The Conference Program is attached to this report.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

The costs associated with attending the 2019 ALGWA NSW Conference are included in the 2018/19 budget and the costs per delegate are:

-     Registration: $1,080 per person; and

-     Dinners (for two nights): $270 per person.

Environment

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


Social

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


Civic Leadership

Act as an environmental leader in the community.

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

Facilitate the development of community leaders.

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

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

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

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         2019 ALGWA NSW Conference -  Program


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2019 Australian Local Government Women's Association NSW Branch Conference

Attachment 1

2019 ALGWA NSW Conference -  Program

 

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Chief Executive Officer Report

 

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2019 National General Assembly of Local Government

 

Strategic Direction

Generating Opportunity

Meet the challenges of Liverpool’s growing population

File Ref

006124.2019

Report By

George Georgakis - Manager Council and Executive Services

Approved By

Kiersten Fishburn - Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The 2019 National General Assembly of Local Government (NGA) will be held in Canberra from Sunday 16 June – Wednesday 19 June 2019. 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Nominates delegates to attend the 2019 National General Assembly of Local Government to be held in Canberra from Sunday 16 June – Wednesday 19 June 2019; and

 

2.    Determines whether to submit any motions, concerning the theme of “Future focused”, for debate at the National General Assembly.

 

REPORT

 

The National General Assembly of Local Government (NGA) is a key event on the local government calendar. It is convened by the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) for local Councils across Australia.

 

The NGA will be celebrating 25 years in 2019. Over the last 25 years, the NGA has provided a platform for Local Government to address national issues and lobby the federal government on critical issues facing the sector.

 

The 2019 NGA will be held in Canberra from Sunday 16 June to Wednesday 19 June 2019. A copy of the program is being finalised by the ALGA and will be provided to Councillors upon receipt. Registration, accommodation, meals and travel costs will be incurred. Council is entitled to one vote at the NGA, but is not limited to the number of Councillors who can attend.

 

The ALGA is calling for motions for the 2019 NGA under the theme of “Future focused”. This theme acknowledges that the assembly will be held after a federal election and the need to come together as a sector to ensure the Assembly is heard by the incoming government to deliver collaboration for the local communities.  

 

To assist Councils to identify motions that address the theme of the NGA, the ALGA Secretariat has prepared a discussion paper. The NGA call for motions Discussion Paper is attached to this report. Motions can address one or more of the emerging policy issues identified in the discussion paper.

 

To be eligible for inclusion in the NGA Business Papers, and subsequent debate on the floor of the NGA, motions must meet the following criteria:

1.    Be relevant to the work of local government nationally;

2.    Be consistent with the themes of the NGA;

3.    Complement or build on the policy objectives of your state and territory local government association;

4.    Be from a Council which is a financial member of their state or territory local government association;

5.    Propose a clear action and outcome; and

6.    Not be advanced on behalf of external third parties that may seek to use the NGA to apply pressure to Board members or to gain national political exposure for positons that are not directly relevant to the work of, on in the national interests of, local government.

 

The deadline for motions is Friday 29 March 2019 and all motions must be adopted by Council. A further report will be prepared for Council should further research be required for any proposed motions.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

The costs associated with attending the 2019 NGA are included in the 2018/19 budget and the costs per delegate are:

Registration:        $989 per person;

Accommodation: $325 per night;

Meals:                  $255 (Networking dinner on 17 June and Conference dinner on 18 June); and  

Travel:                 Via Council vehicle (or reimbursed mileage allowance if using private vehicle).

Environment

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

Promote an integrated and user friendly public transport service.

Support the delivery of a range of transport options.


Social

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


Civic Leadership

Act as an environmental leader in the community.

Facilitate the development of community leaders.

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

Deliver services that are customer focused.

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

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

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Call for Motions Discussion Paper


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2019 National General Assembly of Local Government

Attachment 1

Call for Motions Discussion Paper

 

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Chief Executive Officer Report

 

CEO 05

Adoption of new Code of Conduct and Code of Conduct Procedures

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

009169.2019

Report By

David Maguire - Internal Ombudsman and Ellen Whittingstall – Coordinator Governance

Approved By

Kiersten Fishburn - Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The Office of Local Government (the OLG) completed a review of the Model Code of Conduct (the Model Code) and Model Procedures for the Administration of the Code (the Model Procedures) late last year. The outcome of the review is a revised Model Code and revised Model Procedures, as set out in sections 440, 440AAA and 440AA of the Local Government Act 1993. (They replace the previous Model Code and Model Procedures issued by the OLG in 2015.)

 

Section 440 of the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act) requires that councils must adopt a code of conduct that incorporates the provisions of the Model Code (or is consistent with the Model Code).

 

Section 440AAA (a new section of the Act) sets out the required contents for a council’s code of conduct. The adopted code may include provisions that supplement the Model Code but they must not be inconsistent with them.

 

Section 440AA of the Act requires that councils must adopt procedures for the administration of the code of conduct that incorporate the provisions of the Model Procedures. The procedures to be adopted by councils may include provisions that supplement the Model Procedures but they must not be inconsistent with them.

 

The revised Model Code and Model Procedures must be adopted by all NSW councils by 14 June 2019.

 

This report recommends that Council adopt the Model Code and the Model Procedures (with minor amendments) and arrange appropriate training for the Mayor and Councillors, members of Council staff, members of Council advisory committees, Council volunteers and Council contractors.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Adopt the Code of Conduct and Code of Conduct Procedures attached to this report;

 

2.    Request the Chief Executive Officer to arrange appropriate training for the Mayor and Councillors concerning recent changes to the Code of Conduct and Code of Conduct Procedures; and

 

3.    Note that Council’s Governance team will provide appropriate training and resources in regard to the Code of Conduct for Council staff, members of Council advisory committees, Council volunteers and Council contractors.

 

 

REPORT

 

1.   Commentary

The Model Code sets out the minimum ethical and behavioural standards that all council officials in NSW are required to comply with by:

·        prescribing uniform minimum ethical and behavioural standards for all councils in NSW;

·        providing clear guidance to council officials about the minimum ethical and behavioural standards expected of them as council officials;

·        providing clear guidance to local communities on the minimum ethical and behavioural standards they can expect of the council officials who serve them;

·        promoting transparency and accountability;

·        promoting community confidence in the integrity of the decisions councils make and the functions they exercise on behalf of their local communities; and

·        promoting community confidence in the institution of local government.

 

Council’s current Code and Procedures are based on the Model Code and Model Procedures, previously issued by the OLG in 2015.

 

Late last year, the OLG issued new versions of the Model Code and Model Procedures, which all NSW councils must adopt by 14 June 2019.

 

A summary of the main changes to the Code and Procedures is set out in the OLG Circular attached to this report.

 

 

Council’s Internal Ombudsman and the Coordinator Governance recommend that Council should adopt the Model Code and Model Procedures with only minor amendments, as permitted by the OLG, which would make the Code and Procedures applicable to members of Council advisory committees, Council volunteers and Council contractors. (These amendments are highlighted in red type font in the Draft Code and Draft Procedures attached to this report.) It is also recommended, for the sake of simplicity, that Council should not adopt separate Codes for Councillors, staff, delegates and committee members.

 

Council is required by the OLG to adopt the new Model Code and the Model Procedures by 14 June 2019.

 

Council has an ongoing program of Code of Conduct training for members of Council staff and members of Council committees, undertaken by its Governance team. Training and resources will also be provided for Council volunteers and Council contractors. Suitable training in the new versions of the Code and Procedures will also be arranged for the Mayor and Councillors.

 

The Internal Ombudsman will continue to act as Council’s Code of Conduct Complaints Coordinator and Disclosures Coordinator.

 

2.   Legislative requirements

Section 440 of the Act states:

 

440   Codes of conduct

 

A council must adopt a code of conduct (the "adopted code") that incorporates the provisions of the model code. The adopted code may include provisions that supplement the model code.

 

(1)   The regulations may prescribe a model code of conduct (the model code) applicable to councillors, members of staff of councils and delegates of councils.

 

(2)   The regulations may provide that the provisions of the model code relating to the disclosure of pecuniary interests are also to apply to the following persons:

(a)   a member of a committee of a council (including the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee),

(b)   an adviser to a council.

 

(3)   A council must adopt a code of conduct (the adopted code) that incorporates the provisions of the model code. The adopted code may include provisions that supplement the model code.

 

(4)   A council’s adopted code has no effect to the extent that it is inconsistent with the model code as in force for the time being.

 

(5)   Councillors, members of staff and delegates of a council must comply with the applicable provisions of:

(a)   the council’s adopted code, except to the extent of any inconsistency with the model code as in force for the time being, and

(b)   the model code as in force for the time being, to the extent that:

(i)    the council has not adopted a code of conduct, or

(ii)   the adopted code is inconsistent with the model code, or

(iii)   the model code contains provisions or requirements not included in the adopted code.

 

(6)   A provision of a council’s adopted code is not inconsistent with the model code merely because the provision makes a requirement of the model code more onerous for persons required to observe the requirement.

 

(7)   A council must, within 12 months after each ordinary election, review its adopted code and make such adjustments as it considers appropriate and as are consistent with this section.

 

(8)   (Repealed)

 

(9)   This section applies to an administrator of a council (other than an administrator appointed by the Minister for Primary Industries under section 66) in the same way as it applies to a councillor.

 

Section 440AAA of the Act (a new section) states:

 

440AAA Content of model code

 

(1)   A model code of conduct prescribed by the regulations under section 440 may relate to any conduct (whether by way of act or omission) of a person to whom the code applies in carrying out his or her functions that is likely to bring a council or holders of civic office into disrepute.

 

(2)   In particular, a model code may contain provisions for or with respect to the following conduct:

(a)   conduct that contravenes all or specified provisions of this Act or the regulations in all or specified circumstances,

(b)   conduct that is detrimental to the pursuit of the guiding principles and functions of a council,

(c)   improper or unethical conduct,

(d)   abuse of power and other misconduct,

(e)   action causing, comprising or involving any of the following:

(i)    intimidation, harassment or verbal abuse,

(ii)   discrimination, disadvantage or adverse treatment in relation to employment,

(iii)   prejudice in the provision of a service to the community,

(f)    conduct of a councillor causing, comprising or involving any of the following:

(i)    directing or influencing, or attempting to direct or influence, a member of the staff of the council or a delegate of the council in the exercise of the functions of the member or delegate,

(ii)   an act of disorder committed by the councillor at a meeting of the council or a committee of the council,

(g)   disclosure of pecuniary interests.

 

(3)   The model code provisions relating to disclosure of pecuniary interests are to make provision for or with respect to the following:

(a)   the manner and form of disclosures of pecuniary interests,

(b)   the pecuniary interests that must, or that are not required to be, disclosed,

(c)   returns listing pecuniary interests, the form of returns and lodging of returns,

(d)   disclosures of pecuniary interests at council or committee meetings,

(e)   presence and participation at council meetings by persons who have relevant pecuniary interests,

(f)    conduct of meetings and other actions if a disclosure of a pecuniary interest is made,

(g)   prohibiting disclosing, or including in a return, false or misleading information relating to pecuniary interests,

(h)   records of disclosures of pecuniary interests.

(i)    prohibiting disclosing, or including in a return, false or misleading information relating to pecuniary interests,

(j)    records of disclosures of pecuniary interests.

 

(4)   Nothing in this section limits the matters that may be included in a model code of conduct.

 

Section 440AA of the Act states:

 

440AA   Administration of code of conduct

 

(1)   The regulations may prescribe a procedure (the model procedure) for administering the model code.

 

(2)   The model procedure is to set out the procedures for dealing with alleged contraventions of the model code.

 

(3)   A council must adopt a procedure (the adopted procedure) that incorporates the provisions of the model procedure. The adopted procedure may include provisions that supplement the model procedure.

 

(4)   A council’s adopted procedure has no effect to the extent that it is inconsistent with the model procedure as in force for the time being.

 

(5)   Councillors, members of staff and delegates of a council must comply with the applicable provisions of:

(a)   the council’s adopted procedure, except to the extent of any inconsistency with the model procedure as in force for the time being, and

(b)   the model procedure as in force for the time being, to the extent that:

(i)    the council has not adopted the model procedure, or

(ii)   the adopted procedure is inconsistent with the model procedure, or

(iii)   the model procedure contains provisions or requirements not included in the adopted procedure.

 

(6)   This section applies to an administrator of a council (other than an administrator appointed by the Minister for Primary Industries under section 66) in the same way as it applies to a councillor.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

There are no economic and financial considerations, apart from the cost of any Code of Conduct training provided by external trainers.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership

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

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

Legislative

Local Government Act 1993, sections 440, 440AAA and 440AA

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         OLG Circular 18-44 Commencement of the new Model Code of Conduct for Local Councils in NSW and Procedures (Under separate cover)

2.         Draft Code of Conduct 2019 PDF Version (Under separate cover)

3.         Draft Code of Conduct Procedures 2019 PDF Version (Under separate cover)    


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City Corporate Report

 

CORP 01

Investment Report December 2018

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Seek efficient and innovative methods to manage our resources

File Ref

004694.2019

Report By

John Singh - Revenue Accountant

Approved By

Vishwa Nadan - Chief Financial Officer 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

This report details Council’s Investment portfolio.

 

At 31 December 2018, Council held investments with a market value of $280 million.

 

The portfolio yield to the end of December 2018 is 63 basis points above the AusBond Bank Bill index.

 

 

AusBond Bank Bill Index (BBI)

Benchmark

1.92%

Portfolio yield

2.55%

Performance above benchmarks

0.63%

 

Return on investment to December 2018 was $998k higher than budget. However, this favorable year-to-date variance is expected to reduce by year-end as cash outlay on capital works in the remaining months will be significantly higher.

 

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 December 2018, Council held investments with a market value of $280 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

Dec-18

Jun-18

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

99.87%

100.22%

MBS (Reverse Mortgage Backed Securities)

59.61%

59.26%

T-Corp Unit Trusts

102.38%

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’s current portfolio investments in BBB and below rated ADI’s is 25.43% and the position will be monitored going forward.

 

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 December 2018 exceeded the AusBond Bank Bill index by 63 basis points (2.55% against 1.92%).

 

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 December 2018 exceeded budget by $998k mainly due to higher actual monthly average portfolio holdings compared to budgeted monthly average portfolio holdings for the period. This favorable year-to-date variance however is expected to reduce by year-end (as illustrated in graph below) as cash outlay on capital works in the remaining months will be significantly higher.

Investment Portfolio at a Glance

Portfolio Performance

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The portfolio yield to 31 December 2018 exceeded the AusBond Bank Bill index by 63 basis points (2.55% against 1.92%).

Annual Income vs. Budget

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Council’s investment interest income exceeded budget by $998k as at 31 December 2018 mainly due to higher actual monthly average portfolio holdings compared to budgeted monthly average portfolio holdings.

 

Investment Policy Compliance

 

Legislative Requirements

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Fully Compliant.

Portfolio Credit Rating Limit

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Fully Compliant.

Institutional Exposure Limits

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Fully Compliant

Overall Portfolio Credit Limits

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Fully Compliant.

Term to Maturity Limits

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Fully Compliant.

 

 

Economic Outlook – Reserve Bank of Australia

 

The Reserve Bank has left the official cash rate on hold at 1.5 per cent in its 4 December 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 – the next certificate will be presented to Council on 27 February 2019.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

Council’s investment interest income exceeded budget by $998k as at 31 December 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 - December 2018  


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Investment Report December 2018

Attachment 1

Investment Portfolio - December 2018

 

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Committee Reports

 

CTTE 01

Minutes of the Strategic Panel held on 13 November 2018

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

317620.2018

Report By

Claudia Novek - Senior Corporate Planner

Approved By

Kiersten Fishburn - Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

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

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

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

 

 

REPORT

 

The Minutes of the Strategic Panel held on 13 November 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.         13 November 2018 Strategic Panel Minutes


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Minutes of the Strategic Panel held on 13 November 2018

Attachment 1

13 November 2018 Strategic Panel Minutes

 

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Committee Reports

 

CTTE 02

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

 

Strategic Direction

Creating Connection

Implement access and equity for all members of the community

File Ref

347761.2018

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 in order to present the Minutes of the Liverpool Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee Meeting held on 6 December 2018.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Liverpool Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee Meeting held on 6 December 2018.

 

REPORT

 

The Minutes of the Liverpool Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee Meeting held on 6 December 2018 are attached for the information of Council.

 

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

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

Support policies and plans that prevent crime.

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


Civic Leadership

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Minutes of the Liverpool Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee meeting held on 6 December 2018

2.         Presentation on Suicide Prevention program of Lifeline Macarthur December 2018  


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

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Presentation on Suicide Prevention program of Lifeline Macarthur December 2018

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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Committee Reports

 

CTTE 03

Tourism and CBD Committee Meeting Minutes of 13 December 2018

 

Strategic Direction

Generating Opportunity

Create an attractive environment for investment

File Ref

351908.2018

Report By

Vi Girgis - Senior Officer City Precinct

Approved By

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

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report is tabled in order to present the minutes of the Tourism and CBD Committee meeting held on 13 December 2018.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.  Receives and notes the Minutes of the Tourism and CBD Meeting held on 13 December 2018; and

 

2.  Endorse the recommendations in the Minutes.

 

REPORT

 

The minutes of the Tourism and CBD Committee held on 13 December are attached for the information of Council.

 

The minutes identify a number of actions which can be progressed with current staffing and resources.

         

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

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

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

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

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

Deliver high quality services for children and their families.


Civic Leadership

Foster neighbourhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

Deliver services that are customer focused.

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Minutes of Tourism and CBD Committee Meeting - 13 December 2018  


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Tourism and CBD Committee Meeting Minutes of 13 December 2018

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Minutes of Tourism and CBD Committee Meeting - 13 December 2018

 

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Committee Reports

 

CTTE 04

Minutes of the Heritage Advisory Committee meeting on 13 November 2018

 

Strategic Direction

Creating Connection

Celebrate diversity, promote inclusion and recognise heritage

File Ref

009453.2019

Report By

Thomas  Wheeler  - Heritage Officer 

Approved By

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

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report is tabled to present the Minutes of the Liverpool Heritage Advisory Committee Meeting held on 13 November 2018.

 

The committee supported two recommendations for Council’s consideration; one of the recommendations will have an operational and financial impact.

 

In anticipation of the dissolution of the current committee after the February 2019 meeting and the expression of interest process for new committee members, this report is also seeking the adoption of a new charter and the delegation of the selection and endorsement of the committee membership to the Chief Executive Officer.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes the Minutes of the Liverpool Heritage Advisory Committee Meeting held on 13 November 2018; and

 

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

That Council undertake a feasibility study that:

a)      Investigate the circumstances with the Commonwealth grant used to build the Liverpool Regional Museum and any ongoing obligations to maintain it as a museum;

b)      Consider the suitability of the Collingwood site to be developed as a historic precinct;

c)      Consider the suitability of the School of Arts for a museum;

d)      Consider the costs associated with the move to the School of Arts; and

e)      Consider the potential enhancements to the existing museum and associated costs to provide accommodation for Council’s collection of artefacts.

 

3.    Note the following motion:

That the Committee congratulate Council for its initiative with the underground penetration survey and encourage Council to continue with further investigation of the site.

 

4.    Endorses the Liverpool Heritage Advisory Committee Charter for a period of two years; and

 

5.    Delegate to the Chief Executive Officer the consideration and endorsement of the membership for the Liverpool Heritage Advisory Committee 2019/2021.

 

REPORT

 

The Liverpool Heritage Advisory Committee Meeting was held on 13 November 2018. The minutes are attached for the information of Council.

 

The following recommendation of the Committee will have an operational and financial impact:

1.    That Council undertake a feasibility study that:

a)    Investigate the circumstances with the Commonwealth grant used to build the Liverpool Regional Museum and any ongoing obligations to maintain it as a museum;

b)    Consider the suitability of the Collingwood site to be developed as a historic precinct;

c)    Consider the suitability of the School of Arts for a museum;

d)    Consider the costs associated with the move to the School of Arts; and

e)    Consider the potential enhancements to the existing museum and associated costs to provide accommodation for Council’s collection of artefacts.

 

Comment:

 

1.    The Liverpool Heritage Asset Strategy, endorsed by Council in October 2018 raises the option of relocating the Liverpool Regional Museum to the former Soldier’s Memorial School of Arts.

 

The Liverpool Heritage Asset Strategy has inbuilt flexibility that allows for the actions outlined in the document to evolve and respond to the community, the asset & Council.

The strategy does not lock Council into a single direction, but provides initial land use options which can be further explored through a more detailed analysis.

 

It is recommended that the future detailed analysis of the proposal relating to former Soldier’s School of Memorials Arts include the matters for consideration outlined in the recommendation of the Heritage Advisory Committee.

 

This future detailed analysis will occur prior to any future final decisions in relation to the use and management of the former Soldier’s School of Memorial Arts and the Liverpool Regional Museum.

 

The undertaking of the feasibility study will require the engagement of a consultant that specializes in museum curation and management, as a result there will be a cost to Council for the study. No quotes have been sought at this stage.

 

The following recommendation will have no impact:

 

1.   That the Committee congratulate Council for its initiative with the underground penetration survey and encourage Council to continue with further investigation of the site.

 

Liverpool Heritage Advisory Committee Charter

 

The existing Liverpool Heritage Advisory Committee Charter was endorsed on 29 August 2017 for a period of 12 months, requiring reconsideration in August 2018.

 

The purpose of the Heritage Advisory Committee is to assist Council in the management of local heritage, including the provision of historical information and expert guidance on specific matters relating to built, natural and intangible heritage. The proposed changes seek to clearly define the functions of the committee as well as ensure that there are members on the committee who have the skill and knowledge to be able to perform the functions set by the charter.

 

Staff have revised the charter with respect to functions and membership.

 

Functions:

 

Include the following function:

·    Undertake historical research projects to assist Council in building its knowledge of existing heritage items and to support proposed heritage items;

 

The purpose of this function is to clearly define an existing role. Since the commencement of the committee, a function has been to assist Council to identify potential heritage items. This role does not include the listing of an item, which is a function that only Council can perform after the preparation of a planning proposal prepared in accordance with the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979.

Further, the function defines a supporting role of the committee in the development of historical research to enable a better understanding of the history of Liverpool, specific sites and, when necessary, specific buildings. This would assist Council officers when assessing proposals and Council when making determinations in relation to heritage.

 

Membership

 

·    Amend membership to include 10 members, consisting of 2 Councillors and 8 members of the community.

 

This brings the charter in line with the existing membership structure.

 

·    Modify the membership criteria by removing the identification of specific heritage groups. Criteria will instead identify skills or knowledge critical to the committee as well as a relationship to Liverpool either through residency or a strong understanding of the history and heritage.

 

The proposed changes will not prevent any of the existing membership from re-applying, or other members from the heritage groups. They are aimed at simplifying the membership requirements and attracting other potential members.

 

The charter was reviewed by the Liverpool Heritage Advisory Committee at the meeting of the 13 November 2018 and no changes were recommended.

 

A copy of the revised Heritage Advisory Committee Charter is included at Attachment 1.

Liverpool Heritage Advisory Committee Membership.

 

The existing membership ends with the Liverpool Heritage Advisory Committee scheduled for 19 February 2019, at which point Council will proceed with advertising for membership for the Liverpool Heritage Advisory Committee 2019/2021.

 

At the 26 April 2017 Council meeting, a report was tabled seeking endorsement of the new membership however the matter was unable to be considered due to declarations of non-pecuniary interest and a lack of a quorum. The following is the Council decision for item CONF 01:

Mayor Waller advised that this item was not considered at this meeting as a few Councillors left the Chambers due to a Declaration of Interest in relation to the item and as such the meeting did not have a quorum. The Mayor advised that the matter will therefore be delegated to her to determine under delegated authority under the Local Government Act 1993 subject to obtaining legal advice to confirm that it can be delegated to the Mayor. If it cannot be delegated to the Mayor to determine, then a further motion will come back to Council.”

 

The membership was delegated to the Mayor and Chief Executive Officer in May 2017 which enabled the membership to be considered and finalised.

It is requested to avoid any delays in appointing members, and to mitigate future declarations of interest, that the selection and endorsement of the 2019/2021 Liverpool Heritage Advisory Committee be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer.        

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

Budget implications of the proposed feasibility study for the relocation of the museum to the Former Soldiers Memorial School of Arts.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

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


Civic Leadership

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Revised Heritage Advisory Committee Charter 2019. (Under separate cover)

2.         Minutes of the Heritage Advisory Committee, 13 November 2018.  


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Minutes of the Heritage Advisory Committee meeting on 13 November 2018

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Minutes of the Heritage Advisory Committee, 13 November 2018.

 

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Committee Reports

 

CTTE 05

Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Committee Meeting held on 5 December 2018

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Encourage community participation in decision-making

File Ref

009663.2019

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 in order to present the Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Committee Meeting held on 5 December 2018.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Committee Meeting held on 5 December 2018.

 

REPORT

 

The Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Committee held on 5 December 2018 are attached for the information of Council.

 

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

    

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

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 of the Liverpool Youth Council Meeting held on 5 December 2018  


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Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Committee Meeting held on 5 December 2018

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Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Meeting held on 5 December 2018

 

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Committee Reports

 

CTTE 06

Minutes of the Environment Advisory Committee Meeting held on 20 November 2018

 

Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

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

File Ref

010071.2019

Report By

Michael Zengovski - Manager City Environment

Approved By

Raj Autar - Director City Infrastructure and Environment

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report is tabled in order to present the Minutes of the Environment Advisory Committee Meeting held on 20 November 2018.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Environment Advisory Committee Meeting held on 20 November 2018.

 

REPORT

 

The Minutes of the Environment Advisory Committee Meeting held on 20 November 2018 are attached for the information of Council.

 

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

         

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

There are no economic and financial impacts.

Environment

Manage the environmental health of waterways.

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

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


Social

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


Civic Leadership

Act as an environmental leader in the community.

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         EAC Minutes - 20 November 2018  


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Minutes of the Environment Advisory Committee Meeting held on 20 November 2018

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EAC Minutes - 20 November 2018

 

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Committee Reports

 

CTTE 07

Minutes of the Liverpool Sports Committee Meeting held on 29 November 2018

 

Strategic Direction

Creating Connection

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

File Ref

012443.2019

Report By

Mark Westley - Manager Recreation and Community Outcomes

Approved By

Tina Sangiuliano - Acting Director City Community and Culture

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report is tabled in order to present the Minutes of the Liverpool Sports Committee Meeting held on 29 November 2018.

 

The Sporting Donations Program applications have been approved for funding by the CEO as per delegation (for amounts up to $1000) in accordance with sections 356(3), 377(1), and 378 of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Liverpool Sports Committee Meeting held on 29 November 2018.

 

 

REPORT

 

The Minutes of the Liverpool Sports Committee held on 29 November 2018 are attached for the information of Council.

 

The Sporting Donations Program applications have been approved for funding by the CEO as per delegation (for amounts up to $1000) in accordance with sections 356(3), 377(1), and 378 of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

The Minutes identify a number of actions for Council staff, none of which will have any financial impact on Council outside of already budgeted programs.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social

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

Civic Leadership

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

Legislative

Sections 356(3), 377(1), and 378 of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Liverpool Sports Committee Meeting Minutes held on 29 November 2018  


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Liverpool Sports Committee Meeting Minutes held on 29 November 2018

 

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Questions with Notice

 

QWN 01

Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Alternative Methods of Waste Disposal

 

Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

Manage the community’s disposal of rubbish

File Ref

014243.2019

 

 

QUESTION WITH NOTICE

 

Please address the following:

 

Given the increase in rates of waste being disposed legally & illegally, has Council considered/looked into other alternatives to dispose of waste?

 

Response

 

Liverpool City Council has a number of contracts in place to collect and process the waste generated within the LGA. Council is committed to these contacts until they expire in 2024.

 

The increase in the volume and rates of waste generated is a regional issue. LCC continues to participate in the WSROC Waste Managers Forum, regional waste projects and EPA communications/consultations to ensure alternative waste disposal options are considered.

 

Council has committed to participate in Project 24 which is a regional waste processing/disposal project across five Councils. LCC will partner with four other Councils (Camden, Campbelltown, Wollondilly and Wingecarribee). The rationale for the project is based on the understanding that no one single council’s annual volume of domestic waste is sufficient to create a financial incentive for a waste company to invest in the construction and operation of a new processing facility while maintaining reasonable gate fees.

 

The Councils have received approval from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for authorisation to collaboratively tender and contract for the provision of a joint processing/disposal services, under Section 88 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).

 

The planning and project management process has already commenced, in order that the contract may be awarded in 2019 and commence the processing and disposal of waste in 2024.

 

Project 24 will work within the guidelines supplied by the NSW EPA legislation pertaining to waste. The EPA have recently made some changes to Alternative Waste Treatment regulations. This has impacted industries ability to continue with current approaches to waste management. Planning for Project 24 will include consultation with industry to develop an innovative response to waste manangement for the region.

 

In addition, Council is proactively looking at new technologies to manage waste.  This includes waste to energy technologies such as those used in Japan and visited by Mayor and Councillors on the recent Toda Sister City visit.  The Mayor has proactively written to the Premier and relevant Ministers expressing interest in exploring these technologies.  Council has been referred to the E.P.A. for discussion and the Chief Executive will co-ordinate these meetings.

 

In addition, in recognition of potential interest in these technologies from other councils, the Chief Executive has been negotiating a possible study tour for Western Sydney Councils on waste to energy technologies. Liverpool City Council would be able to send Councillors and staff on this tour.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

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Questions with Notice

 

QWN 02

Question with Notice - Clr Harle - Council Policy on Public Address Systems

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

014250.2019

 

 

QUESTION WITH NOTICE

 

Background

 

A motion was generated from the floor at its General Council Meeting of the 29 of March 2017 which stated the following:

 

DPG 02 File; 046276.2017 Review of Council Policies.

 

“Recommendation:

 

That Council revokes the following policies:

 

·    The use of Public Address (PA) Systems on Council Owned Properties; and

·    Signage on Council land.

 

Council Decision:

 

Motion:                         Moved Clr Harle                   Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the existing Policies be retained, reviewed and strengthened and a report be brought back to Council in June about the status of that action.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.”

 

Please address the following:   

 

1.   In view of the recent complaints by many residents adjoining Black Muscat Park within Chipping Norton, has Council carried out the intent of the Motion raised at its March 29th, 2017 Council Meeting?

 

 

Noise management is legislated under a number of State Acts and controlled by various State legislation including the Local Government Act, the Environment Planning and Assessment Act and the Protection of the Environment Operations Act. This allows Council to control the use of Public Address (PA) Systems on Council land including the authority to require a person to obtain prior Council approval. If approved, conditions controlling noise levels and hours of use can be placed on the approval.

 

Under these Acts it is an offence for a person to use a PA system without prior Council approval. Council is therefore empowered to take action under the legislation detailed above.

 

In March 2017, as part of an ongoing process to reduce duplicated and/or redundant Policy, a Council report was submitted for consideration that suggested that as the local Policy was essentially redundant to the State Acts that it be revoked. At the March 2017 Council meeting, Council chose to retain the local Policy and asked for it to be reviewed and strengthened.

 

2.   If so is that report available and what are its recommendations?

 

The review was undertaken and Councillors were provided a briefing in July 2017 that detailed the result of the review.

 

In summary, Council’s own ‘Use of Public Address (PA) Systems on Council Owned Properties’ Policy mimics the authority in the Local Government Act, the Environment Planning and Assessment Act and the Protection of the Environment Operations Act.  While it codifies these Acts into a local Policy, Council cannot add additional authority to that detailed in State legislation. Council’s authority is issued from the Local Government Act and we cannot act outside of that authority.

 

Instead, council staff continue to look at options for ensuring compliance and managing noise at Black Muscat Park. This has included the re-introduction of a paid security presence and improvements to customer service messaging for customer complaints. Staff are currently reviewing signage and, as part of the broader masterplan for Chipping Norton Lakes, will look at design solutions to manage issues with large groups.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

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Questions with Notice

 

QWN 03

Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty - Issuing of Demerit Points

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

014276.2019

 

 

QUESTION WITH NOTICE

 

Introduction

 

Recent changes to the law now give parking inspectors the ability to issue demerit points in addition to fines.

 

Please address the following:

 

1.    What offences do these changes relate to?

 

2.    What are the demerit penalties for each?

 

From the 1 July 2018 the following offences incurred demerit points, as set out below.

 

Offence

Penalty

Demerit points

Stop within 20 metres of an intersection (traffic lights)

$337

2

Stop within 10 metres of an intersection (no traffic lights)

$337

2

Stop on/near children’s crossing

$337

2

Stop on/near pedestrian crossing

$337

2

Stop on/near marked foot crossing

$337

2

Stop near bicycle crossing lights

$337

2

Stop on/near level crossing

$337

1

Stop in intersection

$337

2

 

Prior to the 1 July 2018 changes, demerit points were already applicable to the range of offences in the table below.

 

Offence

Penalty

Demerit points

Stop in intersection in school zone

$448

2

Stop within 20 metres of an intersection (traffic lights) – school Zone

$337

2

Stop on/near children’s crossing (in school zone)

$448

2

Stop on/near pedestrian crossing

$337

2

Stop on/near pedestrian crossing (in school zone)

$448

2

Stop in bus zone (in school zone)

$337

2

Obstruct access to ramp/path/passageway in school zone

$337

2

Stop on/across driveway etc to/from land (in school zone)

$337

2

Stop on traffic island in school zone

$187

2

Stop on painted island in school zone

$187

2

Stop on path/strip in built-up area (in school zone)

$337

2

Public bus driver stop at bus stop when not permitted – School Zone

$337

2

Stop on/near marked foot crossing (in school zone)

$448

2

Stop near bicycle crossing lights in school zone

$448

2

Stop in intersection in school zone

$448

2

Not parallel park in direction of travel in school zone

$337

2

Parallel park close to dividing line/strip in school zone

$337

2

Stop within 10 metres of an intersection (no traffic lights) - school zone

$448

2

Stop in disabled parking area without current permit displayed

$561

1

 

3.    Do parking inspectors have discretion in the issuing of the demerit point component of these penalties?

 

4.    Can Council resolve to not issue demerit point penalties?

 

The current legislation does not give Council or the Parking Officers any discretion in relation to demerit points. Whenever the fines listed above are issued, the relevant demerit point are automatically applied.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

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Questions with Notice

 

QWN 04

Question with Notice - Clr Kaliyanda - Single Use Plastics Reduction

 

Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

Manage the community’s disposal of rubbish

File Ref

017919.2019

 

 

QUESTION WITH NOTICE

 

Please address the following:

 

Does Council:

 

1.    Include the reduction of single use plastics, such as straws, balloons and plastic bags, within its waste education program?

                                                    

2.    How does this program interact with local businesses in the area, particularly those within the hospitality sector?

 

3.    Have a policy or focus of reducing use of these plastics during Council run or sponsored events?

 

4.    Actively seek funding that could assist in reducing our waste footprint?

 

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the 27 February 2019 Council meeting business papers.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 01

Green Valley Hotel

 

Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

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

File Ref

016981.2019

Author

Peter Harle - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

In relation to the DA 1-7077453741 Green Valley Hotel, Miller 2168 - extended trading hours application:

a)    There has been inadequate opportunity for community engagement as the application was posted (19 December 2018) close to the Christmas/New Year holiday period and closed on 18 January 2019 at a time when groups such as local school P&Cs may not have been able to consider the application and other community-based organisations have since reported that they were not given the opportunity to respond because of the timing;

b)    The development is in an area with existing very high levels of social/economic disadvantage, domestic and non-domestic violence. This has not been adequately addressed in the Council approved Social Impact Assessment and Councils decision may not be in the best interest of the safety, health and welfare of the Miller Community;

c)    Miller has almost 3 times the average rate of unemployment compared to the rest of Australia;

d)    Miller has only half the median family income compared to the medium income for the rest of Australia;

e)    Council Website page identified Miller as the most socially disadvantaged area within its LGA;

f)     The DA is in opposition to Councils’ Community 2168 Project - Strategic Plan 2015-2018; and

g)    Does not meet Councils policy on DA decisions during the December to January holiday period that call for submissions.

 

 

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Write to the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) requesting an extension of time to reconsider the “Liquor license Application DA 1-7077453741 Green Valley Hotel, MILLER 2168 - extended trading hours application” noting the application was posted (19 December 2018) close to the Christmas/New Year holiday period and closed on 18 January 2019. Some community-based organisations surrounding the pub have suggested they were not notified of the application. Other groups such as school P&Cs may not have been able to consider the application.

 

2.    Liverpool City Council requests that the application be considered by ILGA in the first instance given the likely high level of negative social impact of the application and the existing very high levels of social/economic disadvantage, domestic and non-domestic violence near this licensed premise.

 

3.    Re advertise the DA for Community consultation and consideration.

 

4.    a review of the DA’s Social Impact Assessment by an industry recognised Independent expert and taking into consideration the safety, health and welfare of the Miller community.

 

5.    Reconsider the previous Council DA recommendation based on the Independent review of the Social Impact Assessment.

 

6.    Review and amend Councils SIA procedures to prevent future adverse outcomes involving vulnerable communities within our LGA.

 

7.    A report to reflect outcomes of this Motion to be presented to May 2019 Council Meeting.

 

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S COMMENT

 

Council is not the determining authority in regards to subject application. This is an application to the Liquor and Gaming NSW for extended trading hours. Council’s Community Development and Planning team, along with Liverpool Community Drug Action Team (CDAT), and the Community 2168 Management Committee have provided comments, noting major concerns regarding the extended trading hours with the Liquor and Gaming NSW. The following are key concerns provided:

·      The Green Valley Hotel already operate under generous extended trading hours in a highly disadvantaged community such as Miller, which has the highest level of socio-economic disadvantage (SEIFA) among all suburbs of Liverpool.[1]

·      The submitted Community Impact Statement (CIS) is flawed and misleading with some examples of its claim being:

There are no public parks, sporting grounds and other public facilities in the area.

There are no alcohol free zones located in the area.

There are no known areas identified by the police as being a problem with relation to public drinking.

·     Contrary to the applicant’s claims, no genuine and meaningful community consultation was conducted.

·     Increased alcohol consumption and gaming machine related harm, particularly given that it is the only form of ‘entertainment’ during the extended hours of trading.

·     Undermines the ongoing and combined efforts of community services agencies with addressing excessive alcohol consumption within the precinct.

·     The potential outcomes of the application is contrary to the objectives outlined in various Federal and State guiding documents such as the Liquor Act, 2007 and The National Drug Strategy 2017-2026. 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

Support policies and plans that prevent crime.

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

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

Deliver high quality services for children and their families.


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.

Deliver services that are customer focused.

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

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 02

Moorebank R4 Zoning

 

Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

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

File Ref

017897.2019

Author

Tony Hadchiti - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

In August 2008 the Administrator adopted a new LLEP which had wide ranging changes for zonings in the LGA.

 

It has been shown that very little, if any, consultation was undertaken with the community prior to LLEP 2008 being adopted and some areas, particularly Moorebank, saw a dramatic increase in density.

 

Over the years and three Council terms the blame game has been on as to who is responsible for the zoning and which Government authority needs to take action.  Some Councillors have tried to wash their hands of the zoning issues and continue to put the blame on other Government bodies.

 

At the end of the day the LLEP is a responsibility for Councils elected body and it’s the elected bodies’ role to present any LLEP to State Government for Gateway Determination.

 

In December 2018 a letter undated and with no reference number was sent to residents in Moorebank (see attached) from Council’s CEO in relation to concerns arising from developments occurring in Moorebank.

 

The letter in part states ‘The NSW Government has issued a Ministerial Direction stating that councils must not reduce the permissible density of land’.

 

Whilst this there is a Ministerial Direction in place, the letter fails to state that there are avenues available for planning proposals to be inconsistent with the Ministerial Direction:

"If the relevant planning authority can satisfy the Director-General of the Department of Planning (or an officer of the Department nominated by the Director-General) that the provisions of the planning proposal that are inconsistent are:

(a)   justified by a strategy which:

(i)    gives consideration to the objective of this direction, and

(ii)   identifies the land which is the subject of the planning proposal (if the planning proposal relates to a particular site or sites), and

(iii)   is approved by the Director-General of the Department of Planning, or

(b)   justified by a study prepared in support of the planning proposal which gives consideration to the objective of this direction, or

(c)   in accordance with the relevant Regional Strategy, Regional Plan or Sub-Regional Strategy prepared by the Department of Planning which gives consideration to the objective of this direction, or

(d)   of minor significance"

 

Council were the ones who made this zoning change in the LEP and we should be the ones to sort the problem out with the community.

 

At the end of the day it is up to the elected body and no one else to put forward a proposal for changes to the zoning in Moorebank and the blame game must stop. 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

That Council:

1.    Notes that a proposal to rezone/downzone the current R4 in Moorebank could have been called for by any Councillor since September 2008;

 

2.    Immediately write to the residents of Moorebank by way of direct mail correcting the original letter sent and making it clear that it is the Councillors responsibility to make recommendations for any zoning changes in the Moorebank area;

 

3.    Immediately start separate community consultation with the residents of Moorebank with a view of reducing the density in the R4 zone; and

 

4.    Present these findings to Council at the March meeting.

 

 

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.

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

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


Civic Leadership

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.

Deliver services that are customer focused.

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

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

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Letter to Moorebank residents


1

NOM 02

Moorebank R4 Zoning

Attachment 1

Letter to Moorebank residents

 

 

 



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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 03

Personnel Matters – Council In Closed Session

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

017910.2019

Author

Tony Hadchiti - Councillor

 

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council under Section 10A (2)(a) of The Local Government Act 1993 go into closed session at the conclusion of other items to discuss personnel matters concerning particular individuals (other than Councillors).

 

 

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

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 04

NSW State Government & Federal Government Announcements – Edmondson Park Train Station Car Parking & Lurnea Community Hub

 

Strategic Direction

Creating Connection

Provide community facilities which are accessible to all

File Ref

017916.2019

Author

Tony Hadchiti - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

What a fantastic week for announcements in the Liverpool LGA.

 

The State & Federal Governments will be contributing nearly $13,000,000 towards Councils planned development at Phillips Park Lurnea.

 

Council had previously authorised the CEO to take out borrowings should they be required and now with thanks to both the NSW State Government & the Federal Government very little funds if any need to be borrowed.

 

The other great piece of news was the $40,000,000 announced for approximately 700 more car parking spaces at Edmondson Park train station by the Premier Gladys Berejiklian & the Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons.

 

Council and the community have been calling for more parking spaces and these budgeted funds, not an election promise, will certainly relive the stress on our hard working train commuters.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Write to Prime Minister Morrison thanking him and his Government for the $6,500,000 grant for the construction of the Lurnea Community Hub;

 

2.   Write to Premier Berejiklian thanking her and her Government for the $6,500,000 grant for the construction of the Lurnea Community Hub;

 

3.   Write to Premier Berejiklian & the Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons thanking them for listening to Council and the community and for the budget allocation of $40,000,000 for car parking at Edmondson Park train station; and

 

4.   Acknowledge the efforts of all community members who played a part in calling for the extra car parking spaces.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

Provide efficient parking for the City Centre.

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

Facilitate economic development.

Facilitate the development of new tourism based on local attractions.

Environment

Promote an integrated and user friendly public transport service.

Support the delivery of a range of transport options.


Social

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership

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

Foster neighbourhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

Facilitate the development of community leaders.

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

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

Deliver services that are customer focused.

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

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

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Notices of Motion

 

NOM 05

Street and Public Art in Liverpool

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Encourage community participation in decision-making

File Ref

018028.2019

Author

Charishma Kaliyanda - Councillor

 

 

Background

 

Street and public art are important in contributing to a vibrant urban culture. In cities like Melbourne, street art is internationally renowned and has become an attraction for local and overseas visitors experiencing Melbourne’s creative ambience.

 

​Whilst research and community consultation show that most people do not like graffiti ‘tagging’ (a person writing their graffiti name or ‘tag’ on a wall with marker or paint), many people appreciate ‘street art’ such as larger, more artistic pieces, or murals placed in appropriate locations with the required permission. Evidence suggests that street art may help to reduce tagging.

 

Council has a Graffiti Management Strategy that differentiates between:

·        the need to remove unwanted graffiti applied without permission; and

·        street art placed on walls and infrastructure with the blessing of property owners.

 

Liverpool takes a strong stance against illegal graffiti and has a number of measures in place to ensure that the city stays clean.

 

Given the growth of our City, it is important that we consider ways to work with residents and businesses in order to ensure that our city is vibrant and demonstrates the talents of our people. 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Develop a street art strategy to identify appropriate spaces for street art within the Liverpool LGA;

 

2.    Incorporate street art within the available youth art education and engagement programs at CPAC;

 

3.    Look for appropriate State and Federal grant funding that can help deliver street and public art programs and initiatives; and

 

4.    Consider ways in which the process for commissioning of street art by business owners and residents can be made easier.

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environment

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


Social

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

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


Civic Leadership

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.

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

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

Deliver services that are customer focused.

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

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

Legislative