COUNCIL AGENDA

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

5 February 2020

 

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, 5 February 2020 commencing at 6.00pm. Doors to the Francis Greenway Centre will open at 5.50pm.

 

Liverpool City Council Meetings are livestreamed onto Council’s website and remain on Council’s website for a period of 12 months.  If you have any enquiries, please contact Council and Executive Services on 8711 7584.

 

 

 

 


Kiersten Fishburn

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

 

 


 

 

 


Order of Business

 

                                                                                                              PAGE     TAB

Opening

Acknowledgment of Country and Prayer

National Anthem

Apologies 

Condolences

Confirmation of Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting held on 11 December 2019........................................................... 6

Declarations of Interest

Public Forum

Mayoral Report

NIL

Notices of Motion Of Rescission

NIL

Chief Executive Officer Report

CEO 01           2020 Australian Local Government Women's Association NSW Branch Conference 86        1

CEO 02           2020 National General Assembly of Local Government.............................. 106......... 2

City Economy and Growth Report

EGROW 01    Innovation Strategy - first year review.......................................................... 121......... 3

City Community and Culture Report

COM 01          Grants, Donations and Corporate Sponsorship........................................... 127......... 4

COM 02          Council delegation to Toda City for the Tokyo Olympics in July 2020......... 155......... 5

COM 03          Carnes Hill Recreation Precinct Stage 2 Master Plan - Progress Report... 161......... 6

City Corporate Report

CORP 01        Investment Report December  2019............................................................ 169......... 7

City Presentation Report

NIL

City Infrastructure and Environment Report

NIL

Committee Reports

CTTE 01         Minutes of the Heritage Advisory Committee on 5 November 2019............ 179......... 8

CTTE 02         Minutes of the Environment Advisory Committee held on 2 December 2019 188        9

CTTE 03         Minutes of the Tourism and CBD Committee meeting held on 3 December 2019  197 10

CTTE 04         Minutes of the Liverpool Access Committee Meeting held on 12 December 2019  204 11

Questions with Notice

QWN 01          Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Civic Place......................................... 212....... 12

QWN 02          Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Contamination Reports...................... 213....... 13

QWN 03          Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Middleton Grange.............................. 217....... 14

QWN 04          Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - DA's and Planning Proposals............ 221....... 15

QWN 05          Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Flooding............................................. 223....... 16

QWN 06          Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Professional Development................. 225....... 17

QWN 07          Question with Notice - Clr Rhodes - External Reports Commissioned by Council  226 18

QWN 08          Question with Notice - Clr Rhodes - RMS Traffic Modelling........................ 227....... 19

QWN 09          Question with Notice - Clr Harle - Access to GIPA Information Referred to in the Confidential Section at Council Meeting 20 November 2019...................... 228....... 20

QWN 10          Question with Notice - Clr Harle - Refurbishment Costs of Council Buildings at Hoxton Park Road Complex......................................................................... 230....... 21

QWN 11          Question with Notice - Clr Harle - Parkbridge Estate................................... 232....... 22

QWN 12          Question with Notice - Clr Hadid - Briefing Session on the City Deal......... 234....... 23

QWN 13          Question with Notice - Clr Ayyad - Civic Place............................................ 235....... 24

QWN 14          Question with Notice - Clr Balloot - Warwick Farm Precinct Economic Study 236     25

QWN 15          Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty - Edmondson Park Commuter Car Parking 289  26

QWN 16          Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty - Community Sport Infrastructure Grants 295      27  

Presentations by Councillors

 

Notices of Motion

NOM 01          Feral Cats and TNR Program....................................................................... 296....... 28

NOM 02          Bushfire Thank You...................................................................................... 298....... 29

NOM 03          No Injecting Room........................................................................................ 300....... 30

NOM 04          Moorebank Intermodal.................................................................................. 302....... 31  


 

 

 


Order of Business

 

                                                                                                                      

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    EOI2910 Lurnea Affordable Housing Project

Reason:     Item CONF 01 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10A(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    WT2805 - Whitlam Leisure Centre Indoor Pool Concourse Refurbishment

Reason:     Item CONF 02 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10A(2)(d ii) of the Local Government Act because it contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council.

CONF 03    WT2864 - Design and Construction of external lift at 3 Hoxton Park Road, Liverpool

Reason:     Item CONF 03 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10A(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 04    Legal Affairs Report

Reason:     Item CONF 04 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10A(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 05    Proposed Acquisition of Lot 19 DP 17134, 36 Rickard Road, Chipping Norton under the Moorebank Floodway Voluntary Acquisition Scheme

Reason:     Item CONF 05 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10A(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    Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - 35 Scott Street, Liverpool

Reason:     Item CONF 06 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act because it contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

CONF 07    Question with Notice - Clr Harle - Leasing of 33 Moore Street, Liverpool

Reason:     Item CONF 07 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10A(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.  

Close

 


 

MINUTES OF THE Ordinary Meeting

HELD ON 11 December 2019

 

 

PRESENT:

Mayor Wendy Waller

Councillor Ayyad

Councillor Balloot

Councillor Hadchiti

Councillor Hadid

Councillor Hagarty

Councillor Harle

Councillor Kaliyanda (arrived at 6.05pm)

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

Dr Eddie Jackson, Director City Community and Culture

Mr Peter Patterson, Director City Presentation

Mr Raj Autar, Director City Infrastructure and Environment

Mr Andrew Stevenson, Chief Strategy and Engagement Officer

Ms Tina Sangiuliano, Strategic Organisational Change Manager

Mr John Milicic, Manager, Property

Mr David Smith, Manager Planning & Transport Strategy

Mr George Georgakis, Manager Council and Executive Services

Ms Susan Ranieri, Coordinator Council and Executive Services (minutes)

 

The meeting commenced at 6.00pm

 

 

STATEMENT REGARDING WEBCASTING OF MEETING

The Mayor reminded everyone that in accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice (other than the Public Forum Section), the meeting is being livestreamed.

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF COUNTRY, PRAYER OF COUNCIL AND AFFIRMATION TO BE READ BY

 

The prayer of the Council was read by Reverend Paul Mosiejczuk from Liverpool Baptist Church.

 

 

NATIONAL ANTHEM

 

The National Anthem performed by Rebekah Ferro was played at the meeting.

APOLOGIES

Nil.

Clr Kaliyanda arrived at the meeting at 6.05pm.

CONDOLENCES

Aunty Mae Robinson (read by Mayor Waller)

Aunty Mae Robinson, a descendant of the Yuin and Kamilaroi people and long-time resident of Mount Pritchard, passed away on 26 November 2019.

 

As a student, she was an outstanding performer, winning a Commonwealth scholarship. She then became the first Aboriginal person to graduate from the School of Education at Milperra College of Advanced Education (now Western Sydney University).

 

Aunty Mae continued to pursue education, working as a teacher and educator across western Sydney and she later became a national educational consultant.

 

Aunty Mae was part of the team that developed the first Aboriginal Studies syllabus in Australia and she is listed as a Life Member of the Aboriginal Education Consultative Group.

 

She received numerous awards from local and state government bodies, became an Elder on Campus at Western Sydney University and in 2011, was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University. Last year, Aunty Mae was honoured by the University through the naming of the ‘Aunty Mae Foyer’ in the Ngara Ngura building, the University’s Liverpool CBD Campus.

 

Aunty Mae was also an active and long-serving member of Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council. She will be remembered for her passionate activism and determination to rise up in life. 

 

On behalf of Liverpool City Council, I humbly express my deepest condolences to her family and friends during this difficult time.

 

May she rest in peace.

 

Moved:                                   Mayor Waller                         Seconded Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council writes to the family of Aunty Mae Robinson expressing our condolences for their loss.

 

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

Confirmation of Minutes

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 20 November 2019 be confirmed as a true record of that meeting.

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

 

BUSINESS ARISING FROM nOVEMBER MINUTES

 

Information relating to NOM 02 from the November meeting:

 

·           Following a briefing from WSROC and a review of the proposal in question, staff offered an apology to Clr Rhodes in relation to the CEO Comment relating to NOM 02.  It is not “legally impossible” to enter into the WSROC agreement, as the WSROC proposal is an investment offer (rather than a power supply arrangement).

Declarations of Interest

 

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

 

Item EGROW 07: Draft Liverpool Contributions Plan 2019 - Austral and Leppington      North.

 

Reason:                A family member has deposited on a piece of property in that precinct.

 

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

 


 

 

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

 

Item CORP 01:     Single Source Software Solution for Council - Proposed Procurement                       Process.

 

Reason:                Clr Rhodes is a Board member of the Executive of WSROC who is   working on a single source software.  

 

Should Clr Rhodes give advice on this item, she declares her interest.

 

Item CORP 05:     Investment Report November 2019.

 

Reason:                Clr Rhodes is a Board member of the Executive of WSROC and will make a presentation on behalf of WSROC.

 

Should Clr Rhodes give advice on this item, she declares her interest.

 

Clr Rhodes remained in the Chambers for the duration of the above two items.

 

 

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

 

Item CORP 04:     Response to NOM 04 from 31 July 2019 - Opportunities for the         Repurposing of Council Owned or Controlled Land for Affordable Housing.

 

Reason:                Clr Ayyad used to live on Box Road, however no longer does. 

 

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

 

 

Clr Harle declared a non-pecuniary, less than significant interest in the following items: 

 

Item EGROW 02:  Warwick Farm Precinct; and

 

Item EGROW 09:  Planning proposal request to rezone land and amend development   standards at 240 Governor Macquarie Drive, Warwick Farm.

 

Reason:                Clr Harle has family members that live in the area.

 

Clr Harle remained in the Chambers for the duration of the above two items. 


 

 

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

 

Item CONF 01:      Proposed Granting of an Easement to Drain Water over Council's Public   Reserve known as Discovery Park, 40 Atkinson Street,        Liverpool - Lot     77 DP 27242.

 

Reason:                Clr Kaliyanda owns property next door to the subject site. 

 

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

 

Public Forum

Presentation – items not on agenda

1.    Ms Fiona Macnaught addressed Council on the following item:

  Lack of progress for multiple riverfront projects.

 

2.    Mr Stephen Matheson addressed Council on the following item:

 

The Need to Declare a Climate Emergency.

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Kaliyanda          Seconded: Clr Hagarty

 

That a three minute extension of time be given to the speaker.

 

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

 

Representation – items on agenda

 

1.    Mr Erik Rakowski addressed Council on the following item:

QWN 13 – Questions with Notice – Clr Rhodes – RMS Modelling.

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That a three minute extension of time be given to the speaker.

 

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


 

2.    Mr Mauro Poletti addressed Council on the following item:

EGROW 02 – Warwick Farm Precinct.

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That a three minute extension of time be given to the speaker.

 

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

 

 

3.    Mr Bob Chambers addressed Council on the following item:

 

EGROW 02 – Warwick Farm Precinct.

 

 

4.    Mr Bob Chambers addressed Council on the following item:

EGROW 09 – Planning Proposal Request to Rezone Land and Amend Development Standards at 240 Governor Macquarie Drive, Warwick Farm.

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Shelton

That a three minute extension of time be given to the speaker.

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

 

MAYORAL MINUTE

Nil.

 


 

MOTION OF URGENCY

 

ITEM NO:  MOU 01

SUBJECT: Rural Fire Service

 

In accordance with Clause 8.3 of Council’s Code of Meeting practice, the chairperson, Mayor Waller ruled the following matter (from Clr Karnib) as urgent, and as such, it was dealt with at this meeting.

 

Rural Fire Service is doing an amazing job across the country during this difficult time we are facing.  In this time of real need we should be providing assistance where we can.

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Karnib                Seconded: Clr Hagarty

 

That Council:

 

  1. Donate $20,000 to the local Rural Fire Service to assist in providing essential services that may be needed;

 

  1. Consider being a drop off point for the community to drop off donations of snack foods for sustenance for front line firefighters which will be distributed to the nearest Rural Fire Service; 

 

  1. Encourage other members of the community to donate to the Rural Fire Service; and

 

  1. Send a letter to the Rural Fire Service Commissioner to express our appreciation for their work and also acknowledge some of the community groups such as Turbans for Australia for their work.

 

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

 

 


 

 

City Economy and Growth Report

ITEM NO:       EGROW 01

FILE NO:        142025.2019

SUBJECT:     Draft Liverpool City Centre Public Domain Master Plan

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Endorse the Draft Liverpool City Centre Public Domain Master Plan for public exhibition for a minimum period of 60 days; and

 

2.   Delegates to the CEO the finalisation of the Draft Liverpool City Centre Public Domain Master Plan if no submissions are received; or receive a further report outlining details of the submissions received, and outline proposed further action.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That Council:

 

1.    Place the Draft Liverpool City Centre Public Domain Master Plan on public exhibition immediately until the 28th February 2020;

 

2.    Notify relevant stakeholders that the plan is on exhibition; 

 

3.    Delegates to the CEO the finalisation of the Draft Liverpool City Centre Public Domain Master Plan if no submissions are received; or receive a further report outlining details of the submissions received, and outline proposed further action; and

 

4.    Congratulate the relevant staff who were involved in the preparation of the comprehensive report.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion. 

 


ITEM NO:       EGROW 02

FILE NO:        275196.2019

SUBJECT:     Warwick Farm Precinct

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

  1. Notes the Sydney Western City Planning Panel’s decision on the planning proposal to rezone 240 Governor Macquarie Drive, Warwick Farm;

 

  1. Notes that the Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) confirms Council’s commitment that the Warwick Farm precinct should be investigated for a mix of uses, including residential development in the short term;

 

  1. Notes that Council’s vision for the Warwick Farm precinct is inconsistent with the Greater Sydney Commission’s (GSC) adopted Liverpool Collaboration Area Place Strategy and that this position has been communicated to the GSC on multiple occasions, including through the LSPS assurance process;

 

  1. Notes that a request has been made to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for LEP Review funding to be reallocated for the development of a structure plan for the Warwick Farm precinct to implement actions of the Local Strategic Planning Statement.

 

  1. Notes that if the LEP funding reallocation request is unsuccessful, Council will need to consider appropriate funding in the 2020/21 budget to develop a structure plan for the Warwick Farm precinct;

 

6.    Directs the CEO to prepare a structure plan for the Warwick Farm precinct noting that the structure plan will determine:

·           the appropriate density of development in the precinct, including built form and building typologies including height and floor space ratio development standards;

·           open space, community and recreation facilities to support urban renewal;

·           likely traffic and transport upgrades;

·           amenity issues;

·           flooding considerations; and

·           development contributions.

 

 

 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council

 

  1. Notes the Sydney Western City Planning Panel’s decision on the planning proposal to rezone 240 Governor Macquarie Drive, Warwick Farm;

 

  1. Notes that the Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) confirms Council’s

commitment that the Warwick Farm precinct should be investigated for a mix of uses,

including residential development in the short term;

 

  1. Notes that Council’s vision for the Warwick Farm precinct is inconsistent with the

Greater Sydney Commission’s (GSC) adopted Liverpool Collaboration Area Place

Strategy and that this position has been communicated to the GSC on multiple

occasions, including through the LSPS assurance process;

 

  1. Notes that a request has been made to the Department of Planning, Industry and

Environment for LEP Review funding to be reallocated for the development of a

structure plan for the Warwick Farm precinct to implement actions of the Local

Strategic Planning Statement.

 

5.    Notes that if the LEP funding reallocation request is unsuccessful, refer to point 6 below to develop a structure plan that address:

·           the appropriate density of development in the precinct, including built form; and

·           building typologies including height and floor space ratio development standards for:

                          i.    the open space, community and recreation facilities to support urban renewal;

                         ii.    likely traffic and transport upgrades;

                        iii.    amenity issues;

                        iv.    flooding considerations; and

                         v.    development contributions.

 

  1. Directs the CEO to allocate funding from the general funds and to prepare a structure plan for the Warwick Farm Racing precinct and a planning proposal to support a rezoning of the Warwick Farm Precinct from Scrivener Street to Hume Highway to Governor Macquarie Drive relevant to B4 with mixed business noting that zoning is consistent with the State Governments planning advice to maximise densities close to rail stations and this precinct is immediate to the Warwick Farm Railway station and.

 

a)    notes the AEC Report June 2017 specifically 27.3

“27.3 should the horse training stabling functions of Munday Street Precinct be viably relocated to the racecourse, opportunities arise for Munday Street Precinct and Lot 1 to collectively deliver a masterplanned outcome that incorporates a range of housing types, required urban and retail amenity as well as meet social/community infrastructure need”. and

 

b)    noting that there is a local Warwick Farm School and 5 other Schools already within the Liverpool CBD that are all within walking distance of this precinct and

 

c)    that the precinct has the most expensive recreational park in the LGA that could be made open to the public and that this Precinct is also within walking distance to the open space surrounding the Georges River, and

 

d)    that existing jobs in this precinct will be supported by B4 zoning as training facilities will be relocated on track, and work force will still live in the area close to their employment through the B4 zoning, and

 

e)    that the area below Shrivener Street to Georges river is already zoned Industrial and is best situated to be renewed as a Hi-tec education hospital and technology park, which will also provide job opportunities to support the increase in density in the B4 zoning and

 

f)     that there is already employment opportunities in the hospital universities race track and the Inglis hotel and function precinct. and in the industrial site, and also at a shopping centre less than 100 metres from the Warwick Farm Racing Precinct

 

g)    that Moore Point and Hargrave Park will be also be identified on the structure Plan as the River Precinct separate from the Warwick Farm Racing Precinct, and

 

h)    as the River Precinct plans for Moore Point and Hargrave Park already exist there is no need to allocate funding for new plans.

 

  1. Advise the Greater Sydney Commission of Council’s decision.

 

  1. That Council grant an exemption to the tender process under Section 55(3) of the Local Government Act to permit the direct appointment of a planning consultant from Council’s planning consultant panel, on account of the urgency of this matter.

 

9.    The report to be submitted to the May Council meeting.

 

 

RECESS

Mayor Waller called a 5 minute recess at 7.02pm.

The meeting resumed at 7.07pm with all Councillors present.

Clr Balloot left the Chambers at 7:21pm.

 

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

 

Vote for:           Mayor Waller

                          Clr Ayyad

                          Clr Hadchiti

                          Clr Hadid

                          Clr Hagarty

                          Clr Harle

                          Clr Kaliyanda

                          Clr Karnib

                          Clr Rhodes  

 

Vote against:   Clr Shelton

Note: Clr Balloot was not in the Council Chambers when this item was voted on.

 


Clr Balloot returned to the Chambers at 7:27pm.

ITEM NO:       EGROW 03

FILE NO:        280199.2019

SUBJECT:     Liverpool City Centre Car Parking Strategy

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council adopts the Liverpool City Centre Car Parking Strategy 2019-2029.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Ayyad                 Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council

 

  1. Defer the matter to the 26 February 2020 Council meeting and the following matters be addressed in the report:

 

a.    Note that the preferred option in line with council plans for over 20 years now is the extension of Bathurst Street and the closure of Pirie Street, which would be suitable but not limited to a carpark.

 

b.    Should there be constraints on Pirie Street, identify a location within 100m of Liverpool train station, which Council owns or can acquire for a carpark.

 

c.     RMS traffic material as provided to date, be provided to Councillors.

 

  1. As soon as practicable increase the 15 minute free parking to 30 minutes.

 

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

 

Following a motion (from Clr Hadchiti and Clr Hadid) the motion was formally recalled, to record the votes and the voting was as shown below:

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.


ITEM NO:       EGROW 04

FILE NO:        292542.2019

SUBJECT:     Liverpool Local Strategic Planning Statement

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Endorses the Liverpool Local Strategy Planning Statement (LSPS) and forwards it to the Greater Sydney Commission for formal assurance review with the following typographical errors corrected:

a.      Change the icon wording from “retail centre” to “retail” on page 14

b.      Change the icon wording from “bulky goods retail” to “bulky goods and retail” on page 14.

c.      Change the wording from “bulky goods retail” to “bulky goods and retail” on page 22;

 

  1. Delegates to the CEO to make any other minor typographical or editing amendments to the LSPS if required;

 

3.    Subject to receiving a formal letter of support from the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC), delegates to the CEO to adopt the LSPS, in accordance with Section 3.9(3A) of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979; and

 

  1. Notes that if changes, other than minor changes arise from the GSC assurance process, the LSPS will be reported back to Council.

 

 

Clr Hagarty left the Chambers at 7:48pm.

Clr Hagarty returned to the Chambers at 7:51pm.

 

Clr Hagarty left the Chambers at 7:54pm.

Clr Hagarty returned to the Chambers at 7:56pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Hadid 

 

That Council:

 

1.    Endorses the Liverpool Local Strategy Planning Statement (LSPS) and forwards it to the Greater Sydney Commission for formal assurance review with the following typographical errors corrected:

a.      Change the icon wording from “retail centre” to “retail” on page 14

b.      Change the icon wording from “bulky goods retail” to “bulky goods and retail” on page 14; and

c.      Change the wording from “bulky goods retail” to “bulky goods and retail” on page 22.

 

2.    The following additional changes also be made:

 

a.      Action 7.2 on page 430 of the Council Agenda papers be amended to read:

       “Consider an Affordable Housing Contributions Scheme in line with Greater Sydney Commission’s requirement for 5-10% affordable housing, and amend LEP to give effect”.

 

b.      Action 10.2 on page 438 of the Council Agenda papers be amended to reflect the Council resolution relating to EGROW 02 Warwick Farm from this meeting  and

 

c.      Action 16.2 on page 453 of the Council Agenda be amended to read:

       “Investigate placemaking opportunities in Wallacia and Luddenham, including addressing transition of development controls from Liverpool LGA to Penrith and Camden LGAs”.

 

  1. Delegates to the CEO to make any other minor typographical or editing amendments to the LSPS if required;

 

4.    Report back to Council when and if a formal letter of support is received from the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC); and

 

  1. Notes that if changes, other than minor changes arise from the GSC assurance process, the LSPS will be reported back to Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Vote for:           Mayor Waller

                          Clr Ayyad

                          Clr Balloot

                          Clr Hadchiti

                          Clr Hadid

                          Clr Hagarty

                          Clr Harle

                          Clr Kaliyanda

                          Clr Karnib

                          Clr Rhodes  

 

Vote against:   Clr Shelton


ITEM NO:       EGROW 05

FILE NO:        296676.2019

SUBJECT:     Review of parking restrictions on major access roads in the Liverpool City Centre

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council endorses the recommended changes to parking restrictions identified in this report for further consideration and advice of the Liverpool Pedestrian, Active Transport and Traffic Committee. 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council:

 

1.    Endorses the recommended changes to parking restrictions identified in this report for further consideration and advice of the Liverpool Pedestrian, Active Transport and Traffic Committee; and

 

2.    Implement the changes with the same process as the parking meter changes with an education campaign for 30 days.

 

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


ITEM NO:       EGROW 06

FILE NO:        296878.2019

SUBJECT:     Guidelines for the assessment of on-street parking along narrow streets

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Adopts the Guidelines for the Assessment and Prioritisation of Parking along Narrow Streets; and

 

2.   Notes that funding allocation for the provision of on-street parking along narrow streets can be considered in the 2020/21 and future years budgets.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Ayyad

 

That Council:

 

1.   Adopts the Guidelines for the Assessment and Prioritisation of Parking along Narrow Streets;

 

2.   Notes that funding allocation for the provision of on-street parking along narrow streets can be considered in the 2020/21 and future years budgets; and

 

3.    Provides an education plan until the end of February 2020 to residents parking on verges. 

 

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

 


Clr Hadchiti left the Chambers at 8:07pm.

ITEM NO:       EGROW 07

FILE NO:        299687.2019

SUBJECT:     Draft Liverpool Contributions Plan 2019 - Austral and Leppington North

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

  1. Re-exhibit the draft Liverpool Contributions Plan 2019 - Austral and Leppington North in accordance with the provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 and Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000;

 

  1. Delegate authority to the CEO to make any typographical or other editing amendments to the draft Liverpool Contributions Plan 2019 - Austral and Leppington North prior to exhibition if required; and

 

  1. Delegate authority to the CEO to finalise Liverpool Contributions Plan 2019 -Austral and Leppington North following its public exhibition if no submissions are received or report back to Council the results of any submissions received and how the plan addresses those submissions.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Kaliyanda           Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

Note: Clr Hadchiti was not in the Council Chambers when this item was voted on.

 


Clr Hadchiti returned to the Chambers at 8:11pm.

Clr Balloot left the Chambers at 8:13pm.

ITEM NO:       EGROW 08

FILE NO:        302127.2019

SUBJECT:     Proposed planning proposal - amendment to dwelling density map in the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 for certain lands in Pleasure Point

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Directs the CEO to prepare a planning proposal to amend the dwelling density map in the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan (LLEP) 2008 that increases the permitted number of lots on certain sites along Pleasure Point Road, Pleasure Point from four lots to five lots; and

 

2.   Notes that, once drafted, the planning proposal will be reported to the Liverpool Local Planning Panel for advice and to a future Council meeting for a decision on whether to seek a Gateway determination from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                  Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

Note: Clr Balloot was absent from the Council Chambers when this item was voted on.

 


Clr Balloot returned to the Chambers at 8:15pm.

City Community and Culture Report

ITEM NO:       COM 01

FILE NO:        271830.2019

SUBJECT:     Request for Exemption for Bellbird Bar and Dining Catering Supplies

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council exempt the purchase of meat, seafood, fruit and vegetables, dry goods, dairy products and bakery goods from the tender and formal quotation process, and delegate authority to the CEO or her delegate to negotiate directly with the below suppliers to continue their engagement with Council to provide supplies to Bellbird Bar and Dining for up to five years (to January 2025) pursuant to 55(3)(i) of the Local Government Act 1993, for the following reasons:

a)  These suppliers have a proven record of providing highest quality fresh and dry good supplies at competitive prices; and

Category

Suppliers

Meat Products

·    City Meats

·    Andrews Meat Industries

·    Vic Meats

·    Campisi Continental Butchery

·    Haverick Meats Pty Ltd

·    Pendle Hill Meat Market

Seafood Products

·    Foodlink Australia Pty Ltd

·    Fishboyz Pty Ltd

·    Bidbest Australia

·    De Costi

·    M & G Seafoods

·    Poulos Bros Seafoods

Fruit and Vegetables

·    Sydney Direct Fresh Produce

·    Tom & Franks Wholesale Fruit & Vegetables

·    Simon George & Sons

·    Premier Fruit & Vegetables

·    Harvest Fresh Australia

·    Samson's Fruit and Vegetables

 

 

 

Category

Suppliers

Dry Goods

·    Foodlink Australia Pty Ltd

·    Fishboyz Pty Ltd

·    Bidbest Australia

·    PFD Food Services

·    Plateau Food Distribution

Dairy Products

·    Xu Family Group

·    Simotas Food Distributors

·    Parmalat

·    Food & Dairy Co

·    Nicks Food

·    Dairy Solutions

Bakery Goods

·    Sabroso Bread n More

·    VSE International

 

b)  A competitive market-testing process has been undertaken, and the response is considered unsatisfactory to meet the needs of Council.

 

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.

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       COM 02

FILE NO:        285392.2019

SUBJECT:     Response to QWN 05 from 28 August 2019 - consultation with Liverpool's ageing community

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes this report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes               Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That Council provide a briefing meeting where Local Government NSW be invited to present on their integrated Age Friendly toolkit and / or the University of NSW can address on the changing needs for Local Government in providing for the Aged.

 

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

 


 

City Corporate Report

 

ITEM NO:       CORP 01

FILE NO:        287415.2019

SUBJECT:     Single Source Software Solution for Council - Proposed Procurement Process

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Endorse the strategic direction proposed by the report of staff, and progress the process to engage with a provider of an enterprise-level software solution from a single provider with established products and experience in the NSW local government  sector (“Single Source Software Solution”);

 

2.    Exempt the proposed purchase of a Single Source Software Solution for Council from the Expression-Of-Interest component of the selective tender process, pursuant to s.55(3)(i) of the Local Government Act 1993, on the following basis, and for the following reasons:

 

a)    Council are seeking to engage with a current, established provider of comprehensive, local-government-focused software systems that offer broad functionality across the most critical areas of local government operations;

 

b)    Following a careful review by staff, there are only three known providers with systems that may potentially meet Council’s needs, namely:

 

i)     Technology One Ltd (and its associated entities);

ii)     Infor Global Solutions Pty Ltd (and its associated entities); and

iii)    Civica Pty Ltd (and its associated entities);

 

c)    Staff will undertake a comprehensive selective tender in relation to the product offerings of the above entities, under the guidance of both Local Government Procurement, and external probity advisors; and

 

d)    Staff will report the outcomes of this market testing process to Council for a final decision on the provider to be selected for the Single Source Software Solution.

 

 

 

 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes               Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That Council:

 

  1. Endorse the strategic direction proposed by the report of staff, and progress the process to engage with a provider of an enterprise-level software solution from a single provider with established products and experience in the NSW local government  sector (“Single Source Software Solution”);

 

  1. Exempt the proposed purchase of a Single Source Software Solution for Council from the Expression-Of-Interest component of the selective tender process, pursuant to s.55(3)(i) of the Local Government Act 1993, on the following basis, and for the following reasons:

 

a)  Council are seeking to engage with a current, established provider of comprehensive, local-government-focused software systems that offer broad functionality across the most critical areas of local government operations;

 

b)  Following a careful review by staff, there are only three known providers with systems that may potentially meet Council’s needs, namely:

 

i)     Technology One Ltd (and its associated entities);

ii)     Infor Global Solutions Pty Ltd (and its associated entities); and

iii)    Civica Pty Ltd (and its associated entities);

 

c)   Staff will undertake a comprehensive selective tender in relation to the product offerings of the above entities, under the guidance of both Local Government Procurement, and external probity advisors; and

 

d)  Staff will report the outcomes of this market testing process to Council for a final decision on the provider to be selected for the Single Source Software Solution.

 

3.    Advocate with Local Government NSW and relevant bodies and the software providers to develop a single data standard.

 

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

 


ITEM NO:       CORP 02

FILE NO:        298594.2019

SUBJECT:     Reducing Red Tape - Development of Policies, Standards, Charters, Procedures and Strategies

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

  1. Rescind the following policies:

a)    Development Engineering Bonds Policy;

b)    Hoardings Policy; and

c)    Erosion and Sediment Control Policy.

 

  1. Note that the following proposed Standards are intended for adoption by the CEO under the Development of Policies Standards Charters Procedures and Strategies framework:

 

a)   Development Engineering Bonds Standard (included as Attachment 1 to the report of staff); and

b)   Hoardings Standard (included as Attachment 2 to the report of staff).

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


ITEM NO:       CORP 03

FILE NO:        300463.2019

SUBJECT:     Woodward Place Public Engagement

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

  1. Approves the endorsed Woodward Place blueprint to be the ‘public facing document’ to inform the community engagement process;

 

  1. Direct the Chief Executive Officer to commence community, on-site stakeholders, and agency consultation to inform and support the development of the draft final masterplan; and

 

  1. Note that the design schemes will remain confidential until a draft masterplan is finalised and briefed to Council.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Kaliyanda           Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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


ITEM NO:       CORP 04

FILE NO:        300553.2019

SUBJECT:     Response to NOM 04 from 31 July 2019 - Opportunities for the Repurposing of Council Owned or Controlled Land for Affordable Housing

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes this report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Ayyad                 Seconded: Clr Kaliyanda

 

That Council:

 

  1. Note that in the previous term of Council, it was resolved to keep the vacant block of land on 22 Box Road Casula, in order for it to be turned into a park;

 

  1. Prepare a report outlining options for community use of the land including consultation of local residents.  The report also consider only unused and underutilised land; 

 

  1. Be provided with funding options to implement above or alternate options;

 

  1. Note that 22 Box Road, Casula (this block is approximately 550 sqm) is currently zoned RE1 public recreation and is surrounded by R2 low density residential;

 

  1. Receives and notes the report and has a further briefing in March 2020 and makes available all reports regarding land usage that is underutilised. Councillors be provided with any other relevant reports given to the previous term of Council.

 

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

 

 


 

City Infrastructure and Environment Report

 

ITEM NO:       INF 01

FILE NO:        292635.2019

SUBJECT:     Koala Habitat Corridors

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton               Seconded: Clr Kaliyanda

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

Foreshadowed motion:       Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council:

 

  1. Receives and notes the report;

 

  1. Directs the CEO to write to Sutherland Council and thank them for their letter of support and invite them to join Liverpool Council to continue to lobby the Department of Defence on the protection of Koalas in our areas;

 

  1. Engage with Featherdale Wildlife Park and other interested similar providers and the Western Sydney Parklands to initiate discussions that could deliver a tourist attraction into the Liverpool LGA and that could also provide a koala hospital and sanctuary; and

 

  1. Report back to the March 2020 Council meeting on the results of engagement to deliver a koala sanctuary into the Liverpool LGA.

 

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

 

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

 


ITEM NO:       INF 02

FILE NO:        288580.2019

SUBJECT:     Peer review of Clean Air for New South Wales: 2018 Update (Doctors for the Environment Australia, 2019)

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

  1. Receives and note this report; and

 

  1. Notes that a range of actions have already been identified, which will over time assist to improve air quality in the LGA.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Kaliyanda

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 


 

Committee Reports

 

ITEM NO:       CTTE 01

FILE NO:        288925.2019

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Meeting held on 6 November 2019

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Meeting held on 6 November 2019.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Kaliyanda           Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Note: All CTTE reports were considered and adopted concurrently with the exception CTTE 03 which was dealt with separately as shown below after CTTE 05.


ITEM NO:       CTTE 02

FILE NO:        292846.2019

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Aboriginal Consultative Committee Meeting held on 7 November 2019

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Aboriginal Consultative Committee meeting held on 7 November 2019.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Kaliyanda           Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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


ITEM NO:       CTTE 04

FILE NO:        301141.2019

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Strategic Panel Meeting held on 12 November 2019

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Strategic Panel Meeting held on 12 November 2019.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Kaliyanda           Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


ITEM NO:       CTTE 05

FILE NO:        301545.2019

SUBJECT:     Minutes of Budget Review Panel 14 November 2019

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council adopts the minutes of the Budget Review Panel meeting held on 14 November 2019

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Kaliyanda           Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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


 


Clr Kaliyanda left the Chambers at 8:46pm.

ITEM NO:       CTTE 03

FILE NO:        296105.2019

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Liverpool Pedestrian, Active Transport and Traffic Committee meeting held on 13 November 2019

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council adopts the following recommendations of the Committee:

i)    Item 1: Pacific Palm Circuit, Hoxton Park - Proposed combined crossing

 

·    Approves the proposed pedestrian crossing facility and associated signs and linemarking scheme in front of the Malek Fahd Islamic School at 210 Pacific Palms Circuit, Hoxton Park.

 

ii)   Item 2: Huckstepp Serviceway – Request for additional loading zone 

 

·    Approves the proposed loading zone.

 

iii)   Item 3: 85 Sixteenth Avenue, Austral - Signage and Linemarking Scheme

 

·    Approves the proposed signs and linemarking scheme.

 

iv)  Item 4: Reilly Street, Liverpool – Request for a raised Pedestrian Crossing 

 

·    Approves the existing marked pedestrian crossing to a raised pedestrian crossing across the section of Reilly Street between Rowe and Macdonald Avenues, Liverpool.

 

v)   Item 5: North Liverpool Road and Montgomery Road intersection, Green Valley – Proposed Roundabout Upgrade

 

·    Approves the intersection upgrade with the associated signs and linemarking scheme.

 

vi)  Item 6: Cartwright Avenue, Miller – Proposed raised threshold

 

·    Approves the proposed raised threshold and associated signs and linemarking scheme.

 

vii) Item 7: Nuwarra Road, Moorebank – Decommissioning of bus stops

 

·    Approves decommissioning redundant bus stops with the exception of the two bus stops for school services.

 

viii) Item 8: Parking arrangement for GoGet Vehicles

 

·    Approves the signposting with RMS sign number R5-447 “No Parking Authorised Car Share Vehicles Excepted” at the 10 locations with GoGet to negotiate with shopping centres for additional parking locations.

 

ix)  Item 9: Junction road, Moorebank – Proposed roundabout

 

·    Approves installation of a roundabout.

 

x)   Item 10: Items Approved Under Delegated Authority.

 

·    Notes the traffic facilities approved under Delegated Authority between 19 September 2019 and 10 November 2019.

 

xi)  Item 11: Proposed PATT committee meeting dates for 2020

 

·    Council approves the following meeting dates and for inclusion in the corporate calendar:

Meeting Number

Date

1

Wednesday 29 January 2020

2

Wednesday 18 March 2020

3

Wednesday 20 May 2020

4

Wednesday 22 July 2020

5

Wednesday 23 September 2020

6

Wednesday 18 November 2020

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.

 


RECESS

 

Mayor Waller called a recess at 8.48pm.

The meeting resumed at 8.52pm with the following Councillors present:

 

Mayor Waller and Clrs Rhodes, Shelton, Ayyad, Karnib, Balloot and Harle.

 

Clrs Hadchiti, Hadid and Hagarty returned to the meeting at 8.53pm.

 

Clr Kaliyanda returned to the meeting at 8.55pm. 

Questions with Notice

ITEM NO:       QWN 12

FILE NO:        309728.2019

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Rhodes - External Reports Commissioned by Council

 

Please address the following:

 

1.    Can Council provide a report on all external reports commissioned by Council from September 2016 to November 2019?

 

2.    Can all reports be made available to all Councillors on the Council Intranet?

COUNCIL DECISION:

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That Council:

 

  1. Identifies and lists all the external reports identified as a Council expense in the annual budget since 2015;

 

  1. Maintain the list on an ongoing basis as external reports are received by Council; and

 

  1. Upload all reports that have been paid for under the consultant’s budget line and are not confidential to the Intranet or reports that relate to matters that are to be determined by Council.

 

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


ITEM NO:       QWN 01

FILE NO:        301899.2019

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty - Granny Flats

 

Background

Granny flats, as the name suggests, are often used as housing for our older residents. Many older residents have limited financial means and downsize to a granny flat in order to live within those means.

Council recently introduced a contributions plan for the construction of granny flats. At present, there is no mechanism to enable payment of these contributions via instalments.

Please address the following:

1.         What legal or other impediments are there to allowing the payment of contributions in instalments for those who can exhibit limited financial means?

 

Response

A granny flat, or secondary dwelling as it is now called, is a self-contained dwelling located on the same lot as a principal dwelling and located either within, attached to or detached from the principal dwelling.

 

Secondary dwellings are a traditional form of residential accommodation and an increasingly common form of housing.  They are often developed as accommodation for family members and people on a low income and therefore make an important contribution to housing choice and affordability.

 

However, many secondary dwellings also represent a commercial decision by property owners.  The population that occupy a growing number of secondary dwellings add to the demand for local infrastructure and services.  Council should therefore have a consistent approach to payment of local infrastructure contributions for all new housing, including secondary dwellings.


 

Payment of local infrastructure contributions for secondary dwellings is required under:

·         Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 - Established Areas (see Figure 1); and

·         Liverpool Contributions Plan 2008 – Austral and Leppington North (see Figure 2). 

 

The above contribution plans require payment of the relevant contribution prior to the issue of a Construction Certificate or, in the case of a Complying Development Certificate (CDC), prior to commencement of work. These payments are prescribed by a condition of consent applied to development consents or CDCs.  The majority of secondary dwellings are developed with a CDC.

At present, neither of the above contribution plans provide a mechanism for payment of contributions in instalments. The Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 and associated regulations do not address how payments are to be made. It is therefore up to the relevant contribution plan to determine these administrative arrangements.  Any change to the timing of payments or to enable payment by instalment would require an amendment to the relevant contribution plans.

While there are no legislative impediments to Council enabling payments by instalment, Council are strongly advised against this course of action for the following reasons:

·         Extending a form of credit for secondary dwelling developments could set a precedent for a similar approach with other development types;

·         Following occupation of a secondary dwelling, Council would have limited means to ensure full recovery of payment instalments;

·         Recovery of outstanding payment instalments would require Council to initiate often lengthy and expensive debt recovery processes; and

  • Unrecovered debts would leave Council to cover the cost of infrastructure otherwise funded by contributions.

 

Council could consider amending the relevant contribution plan to allow the payment of contributions for secondary dwellings (approved with a development application) until a later point in the development/construction cycle, i.e. prior to the Occupation Certificate.  Such a change would risk a loss of some contributions, in situations where a secondary dwelling development does not proceed to obtain an Occupation Certificate.  The precedence of such an approach may also add pressure for this delayed payment to apply to other types of developments, with impact on the timely delivery of local infrastructure from delayed cash flows.


 

It is recommended the Council do not make any changes to the existing arrangements for payment of local infrastructure contributions for secondary dwellings.

Figure 1: Area within yellow boundary subject to contributions for secondary dwellings

Figure 2: Area within red boundary subject to contributions for secondary dwellings

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council develops a policy that allows 7.11 payments on secondary dwellings to be paid in instalments with instalment 1, 50% on the issue of a Construction Certificate and instalment 2 being 50% prior to any Occupation Certificate (OC) being issued (interim and final).  

 

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

 

Vote for:        Mayor Waller

                        Clr Ayyad

                        Clr Hadchiti

                        Clr Hadid

                        Clr Hagarty

                        Clr Kaliyanda

                        Clr Karnib

 

Vote against: Clr Balloot

                        Clr Harle

                        Clr Rhodes

                        Clr Shelton

 

 

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 02

FILE NO:        301912.2019

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty - Edmondson Park Commuter Car Park

 

Please address the following:

 

1.    Has a Development Application for the construction of a multi-storey car park at Edmondson Park been lodged with Council by the State Government?

 

The State government have not lodged a development application for a multi-storey car park with Council.  The capital cost of such a multi storey carpark would likely exceed $30 million and therefore would be classified as State Significant Development.  The Department of Planning Infrastructure and Environment would be the assessment authority for any such proposal.

 

Alternatively if the capital cost is less than this threshold, the State government, as a public authority, could and would likely prepare a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) to assess and determine the proposal under Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

 

A search of DPIE’s website confirms that there is not a multi storey car park development at Edmondson Park currently under assessment.

 

2.    Are there any other delays or impediments Council could cause to the timely completion of this project?

 

No, for the reasons mentioned above.  Any referrals to Council in relation to the above approval processes would be responded to quickly.

 

 

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 03

FILE NO:        301915.2019

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty - Feral Cats

 

Background

 

A vast majority of cat owners are responsible, caring and compassionate. They ensure their pets are easily identified through a collar or micro-chipping, are desexed and do not impose a danger to other animals. Council also does it part by offering free micro-chipping days and discounts for desexing.

 

Feral cats on the other hand kill native wildlife, damage property, rummage through residents bins and infect and attack domestic animals. They are a major problem no level of government appears willing or able to solve.

 

According to Council staff, feral cats fall under the responsibility of the Federal Department of the Environment and Energy. According to correspondence from the Federal Department of the Environment and Energy, the Australian Government is not responsible for the management of feral animals. The State Government advises Local Council enforces the relevant legislation, the Companion Animals Act 1998.

 

The Companion Animals Act 1998 states "any person may lawfully seize a cat if that action is reasonable and necessary for the protection of any person or animal (other than vermin) from injury or death". The Act is not entirely clear what can then be done with the caged feral cat once it is captured.

 

Please address the following:

 

1.      Who is responsible for feral cats?

 

The Federal Department of the Environment and Energy is responsible for the implementation of the threat abatement plan which includes feral cats (refer to email from Julie Quinn – Assistant Director, Environmental Biosecurity Section).  It would seem from her email that the Federal Government does not have a dedicated program for implementation.

 

State and Federal Governments have agreed to coordinate and expand national efforts to curb feral cats.  On 8 November 2019 following a meeting of Environment Ministers it was agreed to form a working group aimed at extending control methods and developing new techniques to control feral cats.

 

Control methods used to capture feral cats include trapping and shooting.  It is not an area that Council is experienced or resourced in. 

 

2.    What is Council's current policy for dealing with feral cats?

 

There is no policy for dealing with feral cats.

 

3.    What legislative impediments currently exist that restrict residents and Council in dealing with feral cats?

 

Methods used for the management of wild animals in order to reduce adverse impacts on the environment must be humane, target specific and effective.

 

Codes of practice and standard operating procedures for the humane control of pest animals in Australia have been developed by the NSW Department of Primary Industries.  These provide general information on best practice management for different animal species, including feral cats.

 

There are also standard operating procedures that describe specific control techniques and their application.

 

While there is no legislative impediments it is not recommended that residents deal with feral cats as their management is complex.

 

4.      What penalties exist for residents who feed and otherwise allow feral cats to prosper?

 

There are no penalties.

 

5.    What potential changes to the law could be made to allow residents and Council to better deal with feral cats?

Dogs can be declared "dangerous" or "menacing", would treating feral cats in a similar manner be useful?

 

Management of feral cats should be left with the State and Federal governments to deal with as specific management strategies need to be followed and applied.

 

Advice received from NSW Department of Primary Industries and in particular from the Invasive Species Officer, recommends that the Greater Sydney Local Land Services should be contacted regarding specific colonies of feral cats.

 

 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty             Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That a briefing be arranged with the RSPCA or Cats Society on effective means to deal with feral cats.

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


ITEM NO:       QWN 04

FILE NO:        301934.2019

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Kaliyanda - CBD Shopfront Activation Project

 

Please address the following:

1.      What is the current timeline of the project?

 

       The program is ongoing and has an annual budget of $80,000.

 

2.      Which impacts has the project had – both quantitative and qualitative?

 

     Below are figures outlining expenditure of the SFUP since it began:

2017/18

Shop 1

$8,000

Shop 2

$32,000

Shop 3

$16,000

Shop 4

$8,000

Total

$64,000

2018/19

Shop 1

$16,000

Shop 2

$8,000

Shop 3

$7,837.50

Total

$31,837.50

2019/20 (to date)

Shop 1

$8,000

Shop 2

$16,000

Total

$24,000

 

Surveys were sent to the five businesses who participated in the SFUP in 2018/19 and 2019/20. Three businesses responded, with results below:

 

(i)         Would you go through the process again?

     Yes – 3

 

(ii)        Would you recommend it to others?

          Yes – 3

 

(iii)      Do you have any suggestions on what could be done differently?

·           No – happy with how it was done and the process

·           No – quick and easy

·           No – simple and straight forward

 

(iv)      Have you noticed any improvements to your business as a result of the upgrade?

·                Yes – perception is good, now modern and clean, plus more traffic

·                Too soon to tell, but feels more secure and easier for clients to see in

·                This is a completely new business.

 

(v)       Do you have any processes in place to measure the results of the upgrade?

          Yes – 3

 

(vi)      If no, would you like some assistance from an external business advisor?

          Yes – 2

          No – 1

 

3.    Is there capacity to continue the project following the commencement of the Civic Place Project?

Yes – funds will continue to be available for the SFUP.

 

4.    If not, what options are available to ensure that community benefits are not lost?

 

Funds will continue to be available for the SFUP.

 

Pop-Up Program

 

1.   What is the current timeline of the project?

 

The PUP in Northumberland Arcade will be wound up on Friday 13 December 2019. Council’s property team will be taking over the premises to procure commercial leases. Whilst the property team will seek commercial rents to assist with the operational costs of the arcade and the carpark, offers from local and innovative operators who will help to activate the arcade, paying less than the commercial rent, will also be considered.

 

2.   Which impacts has the project had – both quantitative and qualitative?

 

The PUP was instigated in 2017 in order to assist artisans and emerging retail business operators to test their concepts and conduct local, low-level research in a low-risk and low rent space. It also gave them the opportunity to test their own management skills required to run a business. Tenants were chosen through an expression of interest process.

During this period, a total of five tenants have leased the spaces for a period of between 6-12 months. Two of the businesses that used the space had the opportunity to test their ideas and conclude that it was not viable in a commercial setting. Feedback from these businesses indicates that the program was valuable in enabling them to test their business idea in a low-risk setting that did not have huge financial impact on them. Before being advised of the program’s cessation, a few applicants were placed on a waiting list for the next round of EOIs.

 

Due to the program being wound up and Council being unable to go out for EOI, one of the spaces has been occupied by the Centre for Civic Innovation (CCI) since October and will continue until 12 December. The CCI is an Australian-first in Liverpool. It is a proof-of-concept trial, fulfilling actions in the Liverpool Innovation Strategy to:

 

·           facilitate opportunities for community members to engage in innovation projects;          and

·           investigate and embrace opportunities for community-led innovation.

 

The CCI began opening on Fridays only, but has expanded to four days a week with the help of volunteers from Settlement Services International. The CCI now gets 3-4 people per day coming in to discuss their ideas.

 

Anecdotally, there has been a strong appetite for the CCI concept. It has provided a place where community members can go if they have an idea that will make a difference in their community. The advice they receive at the CCI provides a pathway to turn their ideas into an initiative, a not-for-profit, or a business.

 

3.      Is there capacity to continue the project following the commencement of the Civic Place Project?

 

There may be an opportunity for this program to re-commence in the new Civic Place development, if retail space can be made available at an appropriate lease rate.

 

4.      If not, what options are available to ensure that community benefits are not lost?

 

Relocation of the Liverpool city library to Civic Place may provide an option for the program to operate within the current library site, if retail space can be made available at an appropriate lease rate.

 

The library and Civic Place options can be further investigated by Council staff.

 

 

 

 

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Kaliyanda         Seconded: Clr Hagarty

That Council develop a strategy for a pop up program in the CBD and come back to Council with a strategy and funding source.

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

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 05

FILE NO:        307565.2019

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Warwick Farm

 

I thank the CEO for her response provided to Councillors under confidential cover to my question last month. 

 

Please address the following:

 

Can the CEO provide any further updates?

 

Response

 

This question concerns a staff matter subject to investigation under the Code of Conduct.  As such, Council cannot comment further on the matter.

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 06

FILE NO:        307566.2019

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Civic Place

 

Please address the following:

 

Given the importance of this project and the cost to the rate payer, has an external audit been undertaken on the process so far from its inception to where we currently stand?

 

If not does the CEO thinks it’s worth doing?

 

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the 5 February 2020 Council meeting business papers.

 

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 07

FILE NO:        307567.2019

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Contamination Reports

 

Please address the following:

 

1.    What stage contamination reports does Council require with the submission of a DA?

 

2.    How do our requirements compare to other Councils or industry standards?

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the 5 February 2020 Council meeting business papers.

 

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 08

FILE NO:        307568.2019

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Middleton Grange

 

Please address the following:

 

1.    How much has been collected in 7/11’s for Middleton Grange?

 

2.    What projects are yet to be completed under Sect 7/11?

 

3.    What is the projected 7/11 still to come in?

 

4.    Who owns the sections of roads that run through the Parklands, for example Flynn and Twenty Seventh Ave?

 

5.    Are there any plans to close off any existing roads referred to in point 4.

 

6.    If the road under the M7 has all its approvals in place does Council have the funds to actually build it?

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the 5 February 2020 Council meeting business papers.

 

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 09

FILE NO:        307569.2019

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - DA's and Planning Proposals

 

Please address the following:

 

1.    Based on what has been seen so far, is it fair to say that if the above are assessed externally they are turned around quicker?

 

A response to this question will be provided in the 5 February 2020 Council meeting business papers.

 

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 10

FILE NO:        307570.2019

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Flooding

 

Please address the following:

 

1.    In the history of Liverpool has there ever been a time where a development has been required to be built above the PMF?

 

A response to this question will be provided in the 5 February 2020 Council meeting business papers.

 

 

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 11

FILE NO:        307571.2019

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Professional Development

 

Please address the following:

 

1.    Does the CEO think it would be worthwhile to engage an expert to run a session for Councillors on the costs of developments and on impacts policies may have in being able to deliver affordable housing?

 

Response

The CEO confirmed that this would be worthwhile and would be carried out.

 

The session to also include innovative initiatives that Councils (such as Waverley Council) are doing in the area for affordable housing.   


Clr Hadchiti left the Chambers at 9:28pm.

Clr Hadchiti returned to the Chambers at 9.30pm.

ITEM NO:       QWN 13

FILE NO:        309741.2019

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Rhodes - RMS Traffic Modelling

 

 

On June 25th 2019 Liverpool City Council advised the Independent Planning Commission the RMS Modelling is being withheld and Liverpool City Council has not been supplied with the traffic modelling.

 

Only a week later on July 2nd 2019 the Road and Maritime Services advised the Independent Planning Commission it had supplied the traffic modelling to Liverpool City Council.

 

Please address the following:

 

1.    Can Council confirm that the $3.4 million dollar traffic and transport study of the Moorebank / Liverpool region and the Terminals, performed by the NSW State Agency Road and Maritime Services has in fact been supplied to Liverpool City Council?

a.      If so, when it was supplied?

b.      Was the underpinning data set also supplied?

c.      What internal review process has been undertaken by Liverpool City Council since it was supplied?

d.      What if any external peer review has been sought by Liverpool City Council since it was supplied?

e.      Can Council obtain the underpinning data set for the mesoscopic modelling, if it was not supplied by Road and Maritime Services?

f.       Can Council provide a copy of the RMS Traffic report to all Councillors via email before, or at the December Council Meeting 2019?

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That Council:

1.    Provides the entire RMS Traffic Modelling for the Liverpool LGA on the Council Intranet, if available;

2.    Provides the RMS Traffic Modelling to the members of the Intermodal Committee;

3.    Delegate to the CEO to urgently allocate all funds necessary, and operational steps required, to have the RMS Modelling Independently Peer Reviewed on an expedited time frame;

4.    Lodge a Merits and or Judicial appeal against the current determinations for the Moorebank Intermodal, prior to the relevant cut off dates; 

5.    Promote and educate residents through a media campaign alerting residents on the opportunity for people to make submissions on Council website and through Liverpool Listens; and

  1. Notes that the cost of implementing the above may be over $1 million.

 

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

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 14

FILE NO:        309813.2019

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Harle - Access to GIPA Information Referred to in the Confidential Section at Council Meeting 20 November 2019

 

Please address the following:

 

  1. Council recently received numerous GIPA request for relevant documents relating to the Warwick Farm Racing Precinct that is now subject to an independent inquiry.

 

a)  What steps are necessary for Councillors to have a copy of those documents?

 

 

A response to this question will be provided in the 5 February 2020 Council meeting business papers.

 

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ITEM NO:       QWN 15

FILE NO:        309855.2019

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Harle - Leasing of 33 Moore Street, Liverpool

 

Please address the following:

 

1.    What is the annual leasing income from space within 33 Moore Street?

 

2.    What were the overall costs of moving Council staff from 33 Moore Street to the refurbished buildings at the Hoxton Park Road complex?

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the 5 February 2020 Council meeting business papers.

 

 

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 16

FILE NO:        309860.2019

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Harle - Refurbishment Costs of Council Buildings at Hoxton Park Road Complex

 

Please address the following:

 

1.    What were the total costs of refurbishing the Council buildings at Hoxton Park Road complex?

 

2.    What were the costs associated with moving the SES Unit from the Rose Street Depot to the Hoxton Park complex?

 

3.    What are the overall costs of accommodating the Men’s Shed in the previous SES accommodation at the Rose Street Depot?

 

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the 5 February 2020 Council meeting business papers.

 

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 17

FILE NO:        309877.2019

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Harle - Parkbridge Estate

 

Please address the following:

 

1.    Did Council Staff attend the Movie Night function held on 30 November 2019?

2.    What was the function of Council Staff’s attendance?

3.    How and by whom was Council invited?

4.    Who authorised Council Staff to attend?

5.    How much did it cost Council?

6.    Could Council’s attendance be misinterpreted as supporting people opposed to the Town Centre proposal by attending and giving them additional information, support, and convenience to make a submission that Council does not offer to the broader residence in Middleton Grange?

 

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the 5 February 2020 Council meeting business papers.

 

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 18

FILE NO:        309888.2019

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hadid - Briefing Session on the City Deal

 

Please address the following:

 

A couple of Council meetings ago, the CEO advised that the briefing session on the City Deal that was cancelled will be rescheduled.

 

1.    Has it been?

 

2.    Why was the initial one cancelled?

 

 

A response to this question will be provided in the 5 February 2020 Council meeting business papers.

 

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 19

FILE NO:        309901.2019

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Ayyad - Civic Place

 

Please address the following:

 

  1. In relation to the proposed Civic Place, are there any updates on how the submission that Council Officers made to the UOW are going?

 

  1. Once a resolution is carried by Council, what does the Local Government Act state should happen?

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the 5 February 2020 Council meeting business papers.

 

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 20

FILE NO:        309922.2019

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Balloot - Warwick Farm Precinct Economic Study

 

Please address the following:

 

Council commissioned a report regarding Warwick Farm Precinct Economic Study that Council Management had possession of in 2017:

 

  1. What were the findings of that report?

 

2.    Was this report ever shown to Councillors?

 

  1. And if not, can Councillors have a copy of that report?

 

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the 5 February 2020 Council meeting business papers.

 

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 21

FILE NO:        309930.2019

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - 35 Scott Street, Liverpool

 

Please address the following:

 

Council is currently leasing floor space at 35 Scott Street, Liverpool.

 

  1. To date what is the overall cost of leasing that space?

 

  1. When did the lease start?

 

  1. What is the ongoing monthly leasing cost?

 

  1. Is the whole leased area being occupied?

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the 5 February 2020 Council meeting business papers.

 

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 22

FILE NO:        309938.2019

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty - Edmondson Park Commuter Car Parking

 

Background

 

In July this year Council passed the following motion in regards to the Commuter Car Parking Crisis in Liverpool:

 

That Council write to the relevant Minister as well as the Premier reminding them of their commitment of providing commuter parking at Edmondson Park Train Station and request a firm timeframe of the delivery of such parking provisions.

 

Please address the following:

 

1.    Has a letter been sent to the Minister?

 

2.    Has a response been received by the Minister?

 

3.    If so, what was the response?

 

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the 5 February 2020 Council meeting business papers.

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       EGROW 09

FILE NO:        315222.2019

SUBJECT:     Planning proposal request to rezone land and amend development standards at 240 Governor Macquarie Drive, Warwick Farm

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Note the advice provided by the Liverpool Local Planning Panel;

 

2.   Endorses in principle the planning proposal request for 240 Governor Macquarie Drive, Warwick Farm, subject to the applicant submitting a modified request with a maximum floor space ratio (FSR) of 2:1 equating to approximately 58,600m2 GFA or 500 dwellings with access to the bonus FSR provisions contained within Clause 4.4 (2B) of the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan (LEP) (up to 3:1), a maximum height of buildings of 45m and the preparation of a site specific Development Control Plan;

 

3.   Delegate to the CEO authority to negotiate a revised VPA offer with the proponent, agree the terms of the offer with the proponent and report back to Council the details of the VPA prior to exhibition of the planning proposal, consistent with Council’s Planning Agreements Policy;

 

4.   Endorses in principle the potential public benefit contributions of the VPA, to be further negotiated, including:

Monetary contributions towards the cost of local road improvements;

 

Funding appropriate road works including a 2.5m wide shared path, public domain improvements including street trees and landscaping along Governor Macquarie Drive between Hume Highway and Munday Street in accordance with Council’s design plan for the Hume Highway/Governor Macquarie Drive intersection upgrade and Warwick Street between the Hume Highway and Manning Street;

 

Improved pedestrian and bicycle access to and from the site and Warwick Farm railway station and north and south of the Hume Highway;

 

Provision of 5% of the dwelling yield as affordable housing (to be dedicated to Council) to be managed as affordable rental housing by a community housing provider; and

 

Providing a retail/commercial space in the development for a period of 5 years at a reduced commercial rent for a community organisation/s to be agreed between the proponent and Council; and

 

5.   Delegate authority to the CEO to finalise the above amendments to the planning proposal request and submit a planning proposal to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for a Gateway determination with a recommendation that detailed traffic modelling, an economic impact assessment, a noise mitigation strategy and a site specific DCP be included as Gateway conditions to be satisfied prior to public exhibition.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Ayyad                 Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council:

 

  1. Note the advice provided by the Liverpool Local Planning Panel;

 

  1. Endorses in principle the planning proposal request for 240 Governor Macquarie Drive, Warwick Farm, subject to the applicant submitting a modified request with a maximum floor space ratio (FSR) of 2:1 equating to approximately 58,600m2 GFA or 500 dwellings with access to the bonus FSR provisions contained within Clause 4.4 (2B) of the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan (LEP) (up to 3:1), a maximum height of buildings of 50m and the preparation of a site specific Development Control Plan;

 

  1. Delegate to the CEO authority to negotiate a revised VPA offer with the proponent, agree the terms of the offer with the proponent and report back to Council the details of the VPA prior to exhibition of the planning proposal, consistent with Council’s Planning Agreements Policy;

 

4.    Endorses in principle the potential public benefit contributions of the VPA, to be further negotiated, including:

·         Monetary contributions towards the cost of local road improvements to include the bypass road which is a priority of Council;

 

·           Funding appropriate road works including a 2.5m wide shared path, public domain improvements including street trees and landscaping along Governor Macquarie Drive between Hume Highway and Munday Street in accordance with Council’s design plan for the Hume Highway/Governor Macquarie Drive intersection upgrade and Warwick Street between the Hume Highway and Manning Street;

 

·         Improved pedestrian and bicycle access to and from the site and Warwick Farm railway station and north and south of the Hume Highway;

 

·         Provision of 5% of the dwelling yield as affordable housing to be managed as affordable rental housing by a community housing provider; and

 

·         Providing a retail/commercial space in the development for a period of 5 years at a reduced commercial rent for a community organisation/s to be agreed between the proponent and Council; and

 

  1. Delegate authority to the CEO to finalise the above amendments to the planning proposal request and submit a planning proposal to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for a Gateway determination with a recommendation that detailed traffic modelling, an economic impact assessment, a noise mitigation strategy and a site specific DCP be included as Gateway conditions to be satisfied prior to public exhibition.

 

6.    Note the legal advice provided to Councillors

 

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

 

Vote for          Mayor Waller

                        Clr Ayyad

                        Clr Balloot

                        Clr Hadchiti

                        Clr Hadid

                        Clr Hagarty

                        Clr Harle

                        Clr Karnib

                        Clr Rhodes

                       

 

Vote against: Clr Kaliyanda

                        Clr Shelton 

 


ITEM NO:       CORP 05

FILE NO:        299775.2019

SUBJECT:     Investment Report November 2019

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes this report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Waller           Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That CORP 05 be moved into confidential session and dealt with later at this meeting as it contains commercial information of a confidential nature (Section 10A(2)(d) of the Local Government Act 1993).

 

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

 

 


Presentations by Councillors

 

Nil.

 

Confidential Items

ITEM NO:       CONF 01

FILE NO:        287016.2019

SUBJECT:     Proposed Granting of an Easement to Drain Water over Council's Public Reserve known as Discovery Park, 40 Atkinson Street, Liverpool - Lot 77 DP 27242

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Approves the grant of an easement to drain water into an existing stormwater pit located within Lot 77 in DP 27242, located at 40 Atkinson Street, Liverpool on the terms outlined in this 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 Harle                   Seconded: Clr Ayyad

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


ITEM NO:       CONF 02

FILE NO:        283023.2019

SUBJECT:     Acquisition of Lot 297 DP 752060 being Lot 297 Illaroo Road, Hoxton Park for drainage and open space purposes

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

1.    Approves the acquisition of Lot 297 DP 752060, being Lot 297 Illaroo Road, Hoxton 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.    Classify 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 Rhodes               Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


ITEM NO:       CONF 03

FILE NO:        279713.2019

SUBJECT:     Relocation of Liverpool District Men's Shed to Pearce Street Liverpool

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Provide guidance on whether to proceed with upgrade of the old SES premises; and

 

2.   If supported, direct the question of required funding for the proposed upgrades to a future budget review process; and

 

3.   If supported, direct and delegate authority to the CEO to negotiate a suitable Licence agreement with the Liverpool District Men’s Shed.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Ayyad

 

That Council:

 

1.    Proceed with the upgrade of the old SES premises;

2.    Direct the CEO to provide funding from the general funds for the upgrade;

3.    Direct the CEO to offer the Liverpool District Men’s Shed (LDMS) a 5 year licence agreement at a nominal fee of $1,000 per annum, with a demolition clause after 3 years; and

  1. Offer the LDMS the opportunity to do any works that they are capable of doing and are qualified to do as part of the upgrade in order to reduce the cost to Council.

 

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

 


ITEM NO:       CONF 04

FILE NO:        296924.2019

SUBJECT:     Update on Bathurst Street extension project and plans for a multi-level car park at 362 Macquarie Street, Liverpool

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes this report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 


CLOSED SESSION

 

Mayor Waller advised that Council would now move into Closed Session to deal with CORP 05 and CONF 04

 

Council moved into Closed Session at 10.14pm with all Councillors present.

ITEM NO:       CORP 05

FILE NO:        299775.2019

SUBJECT:     Investment Report November 2019

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes this report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Hagarty

 

Receive and note the report.

 

Foreshadowed motion:       Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That:

 

  1. Council receives and notes this report;

 

  1. Due to extenuating circumstances, approve an exemption to Tender under s.55 (3)(i) of the Local Government Act 1993, as due to the unavailability of competitive or reliable tenderers, a satisfactory result would not be achieved by inviting tenders, noting that Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) have already undertaken an extensive EOI and evaluation process;

 

  1. Subject to a satisfactory legal review and favourable due diligence outcome, enter into the 10-year Power Purchase Agreement on offer from renewable energy developer Genex Power (ABN:18 152 098 854) through WSROC, and

 

  1. Delegate authority to the General Manager to negotiate and execute a Power Purchase Agreement through WSROC Ltd, and enter a Council Buyers’ Membership Agreement for the Power Purchase Agreement for up to 20,000 MWh.

 

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

 

Division called (for the motion moved by Clr Shelton):

 

Vote for:         Mayor Waller

                        Clr Balloot

                        Clr Hagarty

                        Clr Kaliyanda 

                        Clr Karnib

                        Clr Shelton

 

Vote against: Clr Ayyad

                        Clr Hadchiti

                        Clr Hadid

                        Clr Harle

                        Clr Rhodes

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       CONF 05

FILE NO:        287110.2019

SUBJECT:     Request to Renew Contract - Chief Executive Officer

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive and note this report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That Council renew the CEO’s contract for 5 years.

 

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

 

OPEN Council

 

Council moved back into Open Council at 10.49pm.

 

Mayor Waller read the lost motion that was moved in Closed Session.

 


 

 

THE MEETING CLOSED AT 10.50pm.

 

 

<Signature>

Name: Wendy Waller

Title:    Mayor

Date:   5 February 2020

I have authorised a stamp bearing my signature to be affixed to the pages of the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on  11 December 2019. I confirm that Council has adopted these Minutes as a true and accurate record of the meeting.

    


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Ordinary Meeting

5 February 2020

Chief Executive Officer Report

 

 

CEO 01

2020 Australian Local Government Women's Association NSW Branch Conference

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

010444.2020

Report By

George Georgakis - Manager Council and Executive Services

Approved By

Andrew Stevenson - Chief Strategy and Engagement Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA) NSW Branch Annual Conference will be held in Shellharbour from Thursday 26 March – Saturday 28 March 2020.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council nominates councillor delegates to attend the Australian Local Government Women’s NSW Conference to be held in Shellharbour from 28 to 30 March 2020.

 

 

REPORT

 

The ALGWA is the peak body for women in local government. ALGWA NSW Branch is a voluntary-run organisation that supports both employees and elected representatives and with the 2020 local government elections coming up is committed to providing information and support to women candidates.

 

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 ALGWA conference provides a fantastic opportunity for delegates to exchange ideas, network, debate and engage in cross-council collaboration on issues affecting women in local government.

 

Correspondence from the President of the ALGWA NSW is attached which includes:

 

-     Draft Conference Program;

-     Annual General Meeting Notice 2020;

-     Annual General Meeting Notice of Motion 2020;

-     Nomination form for the executive and officer bearers of ALGWA 2020/21;

-     Annual General Meeting Minutes 2019; and

-     Draft Agenda Annual General Meeting 2020.

 

In order to nominate for the executive and/or vote at the March Annual General Meeting, members must be financial members as at 1/1/2020.

 

The CEO will determine staff attendance requests via an Expression of Interest process.  

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

The costs associated with attending the 2020 ALGWA NSW Conference are included in the 2019/20 budget and the costs per delegate are:

-     Registration: $980 per person which includes the gala dinner; and

-     Accommodation: Approximately $270 per night. 

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.         Correspondence from President of  ALGWA NSW


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Ordinary Meeting

5 February 2020

Chief Executive Officer Report

 

 

CEO 02

2020 National General Assembly of Local Government

 

Strategic Direction

Generating Opportunity

Meet the challenges of Liverpool’s growing population

File Ref

010866.2020

Report By

George Georgakis - Manager Council and Executive Services

Approved By

Andrew Stevenson - Chief Strategy and Engagement Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The 2020 National General Assembly of Local Government (NGA) will be held in Canberra from Sunday 14 June – Wednesday 17 June 2020.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Nominates delegates to attend the 2020 National General Assembly of Local Government to be held in Canberra from Sunday 14 June – Wednesday 17 June 2020; and

 

2.   Determine whether to submit any motions, concerning the theme of “Working Together for our Communities”, 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 provides a platform for Local Government to address national issues and advocate to the federal government on critical issues facing the sector.

 

The 2020 NGA will be held on Canberra from Sunday 14 June to Wednesday 17 June 2020. A copy of the program is being finalised 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 Mayor is Council’s voting delegate.

 

The ALGA is calling for motions for the 2020 NGA under the theme of “Working Together for our Communities”. This theme acknowledges the need to come together and with other partners, including the Federal Government, to deliver for our 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 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 positions that are not directly relevant to the work of, or in the national interests of, local government.

 

The deadline for motions is Friday 27 March 2020 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 2020 NGA are included in the 2019/20 budget and the costs per delegate are:

Registration:              $989 per person;

Accommodation:       $325 per night;

Meals:                       $265 (Networking dinner on 15 June and

                                  conference dinner on 16 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.         Correspondence from ALGA which includes Call for Motions Discussion Paper


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Ordinary Meeting

5 February 2020

City Economy and Growth Report

 

 

EGROW 01

Innovation Strategy - first year review

 

Strategic Direction

Generating Opportunity

Create an attractive environment for investment

File Ref

330736.2019

Report By

Emily Tinson - Senior Officer, City Innovation

Approved By

Julie Scott - Acting Director City Economy and Growth / Deputy CEO

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The Liverpool Innovation Strategy was adopted by Liverpool City Council in February 2019. This report provides a summary of the activities undertaken in relation to the strategy over the past 12 months.

 

Highlights include:

·  Centre for Civic Innovation pilot

·  Reduction in single-use plastic within Council

·  The development of the City Deal Digital Action Plan

·  The facilitation of a carshare trial for 2020

·  Investigation of open data platforms

·  Engagement with local and other Sydney universities

 

The recommendation is to note the report. Further actions and activities will roll out in 2020 with a similar report provided in February 2021.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive and note the report.

 

 

REPORT

 

The Liverpool Innovation Strategy was adopted by Liverpool City Council in February 2019. The strategy is designed to enable Liverpool City Council to implement elements of its Community Strategic Plan in new ways. The strategy focuses on three thematic areas: Council as an innovation leader; Liverpool as a city of innovation; and Innovation through collaboration.

 

This report provides a review of the activities undertaken in relation to the strategy over the past 12 months.

 

Activities have covered a range of areas from innovative means of stimulating small business ideas to the big-picture projects to create a digital Western Parkland City.

 

Centre for Civic Innovation

 

An action in the Strategy is to investigate and embrace opportunities for community-led innovation. Between October and December 2019, Council facilitated a pilot of the Centre for Civic Innovation (CCI) which aligned with this action. The mission of the centre is to provide a place where community members who have an idea to improve their community can turn that idea into an initiative, a not-for-profit or a business.

 

The centre was housed in one of Council’s Northumberland Arcade pop-up shops and was open for 18 days over the period. More than 50 people came into the centre and 14 people shared their ideas for potential innovation activities or projects. Two ideas were incubated and one was developed into a viable business.

 

The pilot showed there was a strong interest and demand from the community. The entrepreneurs developing the Centre for Civic Innovation concept learnt how the idea worked from concept to delivery. CCIs are now being developed in Sydney and Parramatta. Ongoing discussions between Council and CCI will determine if there are any future long-term prospects for a presence in Liverpool.

 

Environmental Sustainability group

 

An outcome of the Innovation Strategy is to divert waste from landfill and an action is to reduce single-use items within Council and at Council events. The Senior Officer City Innovation (SOCI) chaired a group of interested staff across Council to undertake this action. This has included:

 

·  Implementing BYO crockery and cutlery at staff barbecues to reduce waste of single use items;

·  This led to the Depot and library purchasing crockery and cutlery so kitchens were resourced for staff and visitors for events and meetings;

·  Trialling food scraps and take-home composting buckets at Scott Street to reduce waste going to landfill;

·  The City Economy Team is working with WSROC on the Green Caffeen project. Local businesses are being invited to participate in a reusable cup exchange; and

·  Supporting and promoting Plastic-Free July.

 


 

City Deal digital commitments

 

The SOCI represents Council on the digital commitments of the City Deal. During 2019:

 

·  A Digital Action Plan (DAP) was developed in partnership with Federal and State government, and seven other City Deal councils. This is now being finalised for endorsement in early 2020. The DAP sets out the vision, actions and desired outcomes to deliver Australia’s first digital enabled city. The plan will guide all levels of government and industry to deliver:

 

Better connectivity for the region;

Seamless government touch points and engagement for citizens;

Data driven solutions and services for people in the region;

Inclusive planning and place-making, with community involvement.

 

Timelines, budgets and responsibility for actions have yet to be determined. The Digital Action Plan will come to a council meeting to review this year.

 

·  A 5G strategy and trial is being developed to provide the opportunity for the Western Parkland City to be one of the early adopters of 5G technology. 5G is expected to unlock new ways to improve how places function, and in time, will deliver benefits across a variety of sectors including healthcare, manufacturing and transport. The efficient delivery of 5G as part of the communications infrastructure mix is essential to achieving connectivity outcomes and for Western Sydney to become a global innovation hub and first-class smart region. The Western Parkland City will provide a testbed to trial 5G use cases and technology in an urban environment. It is anticipated that Liverpool City Council will be involved in facilitating a trial within the local government area.

 

·  Open data. A workshop has been held to develop a plan to upload and share data from the eight councils using the NSW Digital Twin. The Twin is a digital representation of the real world and is a platform that incorporates static data such as landform and buildings along with live data such as public transport movements. Workshops are continuing in 2020.

 

Partnership projects

 

LCC has worked with a number of partners during 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 including:

 

·  GovHack - An action of the strategy is to run one hackathon a year. In September 2019 Council participated in the largest open data hackathon in the southern hemisphere, GovHack. Council partnered on a local event held at the University of Wollongong’s South Western Sydney Campus, hosted by a local entrepreneur. Council submitted a challenge related to data generated by the Smart Pedestrian project.  Across Australia, 15 teams responded to Council’s challenge. The winning team’s idea used the data to assist local businesses with strategic decision making. Council was awarded the ‘Best Local Government Participation’ Award from GovHack for providing letters from the Mayor as encouragement to the challenge winners. The event was a valuable exercise for Council to understand opportunities that arise when data is made open.

 

·  Spark Festival Health and Innovation Showcase - An action of the strategy is the development of incubator and collaborative workspaces leading to career development opportunities with Innovation Precinct partners. Council partnered with the Liverpool Innovation Precinct to hold an event for Spark Festival, Australia’s largest event for startups, investors, entrepreneurs and innovators. The event was sold out with more than 50 people in attendance from institutions including the MARCS Institute, Enterprise Singapore and Ramsay Healthcare. Attendees were introduced to the Innovation Precinct Manager, Lance Chia, toured the MRI-Linac and were given demonstrations of health monitoring technology by researchers from Western Sydney University. Follow up meetings were arranged with several attendees in order to build further business engagement with the Precinct including the co-creation of an Innovation Hub.

 

·  Western Sydney Sensor Project - One of the actions in the Innovation Strategy is to ‘work with university partners to monitor heat islands and the impact of heat mitigation interventions’. For the second round of the federally funded Smart Cities and Suburbs Grants, Council has partnered with the seven other City Deal councils to develop a Western Sydney sensor network. Liverpool City Council is working with Campbelltown City Council, University of NSW and University of Wollongong on a project to understand the effect of thermal comfort on people in the city centre. This will be rolled out shortly with two thermal cameras in the city centre – Macquarie Mall and Bigge Park. The cameras measure temperature of surfaces (e.g. playgrounds, grass, concrete) and overlay it with people movement to determine the effect of temperature on activity.

 

·  Carshare trial - An action in the strategy is to explore how emerging and existing transport options can meet the needs of citizens. The SOCI has facilitated the development of a carshare trial with GoGet for 12 months in the city centre. The GoGet connection was made through the Open Cities Service Alliance and the SOCI worked with Council’s traffic team to secure the trial.

 

Open data and data sharing

 

An action in the strategy is to leverage the Smart Pedestrian Project and ensure that data from the project is used to inform decision-making. The SOCI is working with Council’s GIS team and the Project Lead Fifteenth Avenue Smart Transit Corridor to make the people and vehicle data simpler to use within and outside of Council.

 

An action in the strategy is to develop a platform and protocols for open data. The platform is being investigated through the exploration of several options including:

 

·    The NSW Digital Twin - The SOCI organised a presentation of the NSW Digital Twin for LCC staff and continues to liaise with state government staff about LCC’s involvement

 

·    Investigating the capacity of existing programs for developing a channel for open data for LCC

 

·    Data sharing guidelines were developed through the Western Sydney Sensor Project

 

Representation and university engagement

 

One of the outcomes of the strategy is to see Liverpool recognised as an innovation leader locally, nationally and internationally.

 

The SOCI represented Council on the Committee for Sydney Smart City Taskforce and the Open Cities Service Alliance, a group of council and industry partners focused on Circular Economy.

 

The SOCI presented to: an Economic Development Australia webinar; a Catalyst West break-out panel; and, a developer and business industry breakfast.

 

The SOCI facilitated in-depth university engagements in 2019 including:

 

·  Common Purpose Global Leadership Experience in partnership with Western Sydney University and the Greater Sydney Commission;

 

·  Developing a city way-finding project with MBA students from the University of Sydney Business School.

 

The Innovation Strategy continues Liverpool City Council’s leadership in building partnerships with tertiary institutions and industry, and exploring new opportunities stimulated by the City Deal. It has enabled Liverpool to lead in cutting edge opportunities for community innovation and building internal capacity for sustainability. Further actions and activities will roll out in 2020.  


 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

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

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

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

Provide efficient parking for the City Centre.

Facilitate economic development.

Environment

Minimise household and commercial waste.

Manage air, water, noise and chemical pollution.

Enhance the environmental performance of buildings and homes.

Support the delivery of a range of transport options.


Social

Support opportunities for community innovation


Civic Leadership

Foster neighbourhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

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

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil  


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City Community and Culture Report

 

COM 01

Grants, Donations and Corporate Sponsorship

 

Strategic Direction

Creating Connection

Implement access and equity for all members of the community

File Ref

317493.2019

Report By

Galavizh Ahmadi Nia - Manager Community Development and Planning

Approved By

Tina Sangiuliano - Acting Director City Community and Culture

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council is committed to building strong and resilient communities in the Liverpool Local Government Area (LGA) and to maximising social wellbeing. Council helps achieve these goals by providing financial support through grants and sponsorships to develop leadership skills, increase participation in community activities and address identified social issues.

 

This report provides funding recommendations under the Corporate Sponsorship Program for Council’s consideration.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That Council approves the recommendation of $20,000 (GST exclusive) under the Corporate Sponsorship Program for the following projects:

Applicant

Project

Recommended

Vedic Festival Incorporated

Festival of Chariots 2020

$10,000

Bonnie Support Services Ltd.

South Western Sydney International Women’s Day Leadership Forum

 

$10,000

That Council approves the recommendation of $10,000 (GST exclusive) under the Community Grants Program for the following projects:

Applicant

Project

Recommended

The City of Liverpool and District Historical Society

 

Liverpool Library Exhibition Space

$5,000

Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections

Learn To Earn II

$5,000

That Council approves the recommendation of $30,000 (GST exclusive) under the Matching Grants Program for the following projects:

 

Applicant

Project

Recommended

Moorebank Liverpool District Hockey Club

 

Spectator Shelter

$15,000

Playgroup Queensland Ltd (trading as Sing & Grow) Australia

Sing & Grow for Liverpool Community Hubs

$15,000

That Council approves the recommendation of $10,000 (GST exclusive) under the Sustainable Environment Grants Program for the following projects:

Applicant

Project

Recommended

SCRAP

Integrating the Process at Holsworthy Community Garden

$5,000

Civic Disability Services

Civic Seedling Start Up

$5,000

 

 

REPORT

 

Corporate Sponsorship

 

The Corporate Sponsorship Program received two applications which met the eligibility criteria and are recommended for funding as follows:

 

Applicant

Vedic Festival Incorporated

Project

Festival of Chariots

27 June 2020, 10:00am to 4:00pm, Bigge Park, Liverpool

Description

Objective: A festival consisting of a street parade and a carnival fair in Bigge Park.  The event is free and open to all the communities to celebrate and respect the art, cultural heritage, unity among diverse communities, and diversity within the Liverpool LGA.

Outcomes:

·     Community strengthening, bringing the many cultures of Liverpool area together;

·     Showcase the art, culture and history of the Indian community; and

·     Promote tolerance and peace within the many cultures in Liverpool.

Beneficiaries

·     5,000 + residents

Assessment

Recommended for Funding - $10,000

The event aligns with the Community Strategic Plan Direction 1 Creating Connections and meets the Corporate Sponsorship Program’s funding outcomes. The project delivers a community event, implementing access and equity for all members of the community and by celebrating diversity.

·     Economic benefit: 7.7 – 1. a), b), and d).

·     Community, cultural, and social benefits 7.7 – 2. a), and b).

·     Expected program outcomes 7.7.1 - a), b), d), and e).

 

Applicant

Bonnie Support Services Ltd.

Project

South Western Sydney International Women’s Day Leadership Forum

8 March 2020, 9:30am to 3:00pm, Liverpool Catholic Club, Prestons

Description

Objective: A forum hosted for International Women’s Day championing local female leaders working toward the elimination of violence against women. These leaders will promote empowerment and safety for women impacted by domestic and family violence. Leaders include individuals who work in local women’s and family services, religious leaders, cultural leaders and other community members who strive toward reducing violence.

Outcomes:

·     Promote community safety;

·     Focus on prevention of domestic and family violence;

·     Bring together active and aspiring female community leaders; and

·     Build capacity and support collaboration of community leaders, equipping them to take positive bystander intervention when they witness violence against women.

Beneficiaries

·     40 – 70 participants

Assessment

Recommended for Funding - $10,000

The applicant’s event aligns with the Community Strategic Plan Direction 4 Leading Through Collaboration and meets the Corporate Sponsorship Program’s funding outcomes. The project provides an opportunity to highlight strong female leaders representing Aboriginal and CALD communities within South Western Sydney and host an internationally celebrated event in Liverpool LGA.  

·     Community, cultural, and social benefits 7.7 – 2. a), b), c), and e).

·     Expected program outcomes 7.7.1 - a), b), d), and e).

 


 

Community Grants

 

The Community Grants Program received two applications which met the eligibility criteria and are recommended for funding as follows:

 

Applicant

The City of Liverpool & District Historical Society

Project

Liverpool Library Exhibition Space

Description

Objective: Establish an exhibition displaying historical objects belonging to the Liverpool and District Historical Society which will tell the social history of Liverpool. The displays will engage and educate community members and visitors of Liverpool’s long and significant history.

Outcomes:

·     Stimulate an interest in Liverpool history;

·     Encourage members of the community to actively support the historical society;

·     Promote interest and properly display the exhibition collection;

·     Display assets to allow ongoing capacity to connect with greater Liverpool community; and

·     Attract visitors to Liverpool City Library.

Beneficiaries

·     1,000 + visitors; and

·     Members of the wider community with an interest in Liverpool’s history.

Assessment

Recommended for Funding - $5,000

The project aligns with the Community Strategic Plan Direction 1 Creating Connections and meets the Community Grant Program’s funding outcomes. The project delivers an important service to residents of Liverpool LGA by preserving and promoting access to historical information, resources, and memorabilia.

·     Funding priorities: 7.4 – a), b), and d).

·     Expected program outcomes 7.4.1 – a), and b).

 


 

 

Applicant

Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections (LNC)

Project

Learn To Earn II

Description

Objective: Run a Safe Food Handling Course to support disadvantaged women who want to work in hospitality towards gaining extra qualifications. This course will qualify participants as Food Safety Supervisors, which will enable them to supervise other workers in the hospitality industry on safe food handling procedures.

Outcomes:

·     Participants will earn a recognised qualification, with an opportunity to work voluntarily or in paid capacity through LNC’s Place Based Project;

·     Provide access to higher education, training and employment; and

·     Provide solutions to unemployment and confidence building.

Beneficiaries

·     30 participants

Assessment

Recommended for Funding - $5,000

The project aligns with the Community Strategic Plan Direction 1 Creating Connections and Direction 3 Generating Opportunity, and meets the Community Grant Program’s funding outcomes. The project supports all members of the Liverpool LGA interested in beginning or improving their qualifications in hospitality and café skills, promoting access to recognised qualifications and potential employment.

·     Funding priorities: 7.4 – a), b), c), d), and f).

·     Expected program outcomes 7.4.1 – a), b), d), e), and f).

 

Matching Grants

 

The Matching Grants Program received two applications which met the eligibility criteria and are recommended for funding as follows:

 

Applicant

Moorebank Liverpool District Hockey Club

Project

Spectator Shelter

Description

Objective: The Liverpool City Hockey Complex is comprised of three Olympic class synthetic hockey fields and three support grass fields. Spectators are currently subjected to all weather conditions. The project involves the construction of a tiered concrete slab with a Central Column Cantilever Skillion Shelter located centrally on the spectator hill between Cathy Flack and Kevin Flack Fields.

Outcomes:

·     Provide shelter and seating for over 500 spectators, protecting them from the harsh elements of sun and rain;

·     Encourage participation by enhancing spectator facilities;

·     Alignment with the proposed outcomes of the Ernie Smith Reserve Masterplan; and

·     Honour the Last Will and Testament of a recently passed Life Member of Moorebank Liverpool District Club in the construction of a shelter for all to enjoy.

Beneficiaries

·     500+ spectators

Assessment

Recommended for Funding - $15,000

The project aligns with the Community Strategic Plan Direction 1 Creating Connections and Direction 3 Generating Opportunity and meets the Matching Grant Program’s funding priorities of community capacity building, youth engagement, accessibility, community safety/public space activation, and sports development. The project delivers an effective means of shelter and safety to a diverse range of community members accessing the hockey fields.

The Liverpool City Hockey Complex and the Moorebank Liverpool District Hockey Club is now a highly sought after venue to host Sydney, NSW and Australian Championships and spectator comfort is now a priority in the granting of hosting rights for such prestigious events.

Expected program outcomes 7.6.1 – a), b), d), e), and f).

 

Applicant

Playgroup Queensland Ltd (trading as Sing & Grow Australia)

Project

Sing & Grow for Liverpool Community Hubs

Description

Objective: Sing & Grow has a long history of providing quality, evidenced based music therapy services nationally to families experiencing disadvantage. Sing & Grow, through collaboration with the Community Hub Leaders, will provide tailored programs that work to the strengths and needs of the local community. Providing a space for mothers and children to develop English language, literacy and numeracy skills and feel a sense of social connectedness and belonging.

Over six months, Sing & Grow will deliver three community engagement events, eight group therapy programs, and three professional development workshops for community and staff.

Outcomes:

·     Improved quality of parent-child interactions;

·     An increase in parent confidence and knowledge;

·     An increase in parents undertaking activities with their children at home;

·     Improved child development outcomes and school readiness skills; and

·     Increased social connectedness.

Beneficiaries

·     Up to 100 families; and

·     20 community workers/volunteers.

Assessment

Recommended for Funding - $15,000

The project aligns with the Community Strategic Plan Direction 1 Creating Connections and meets the Matching Grant Program’s funding priorities of community capacity building, youth engagement, accessibility. The project offers comprehensive learning opportunities for families to work and grow in safe environments through evidence based music therapy.

Expected program outcomes 7.6.1 – a), b), c), and d).

 

Sustainable Environment Grants

 

The Sustainable Environment Grants Program received two applications which met the eligibility criteria and are recommended for funding as follows:

 

Applicant

SCRAP Ltd

Project

Integrating Processes at Holsworthy Community Garden

Description

Objective: Utilising the community garden to provide a wider range of educational content for the community with a range of initiatives and experiences. The project will deliver Community Garden sessions in both relaxed atmospheres and formal workshop environments to develop a stronger connection between schools and garden processes. The sessions will provide management and organisation programs to consolidate garden maintenance, expanding skillsets of community gardeners, and new ways to engage and integrate visitors into the garden. These can ensure sustainable practices become embedded in both formal student education and community practices, generating both continuity and progress.

Outcomes:

·     Create a sustainable learning environment that promotes wellbeing;

·     Increase school and community connections;

·     Enhancement of Aboriginal perspectives and importance of acknowledging the Cabrogal Clan of the Darug Nation; and

·     Providing a safe and positive outdoor learning environment for students and community members. 

Beneficiaries

·     230 students from Holsworthy High School;

·     400 community gardeners; and

·     Community members accessing the community garden.

Assessment

Recommended for Funding - $5,000

The project aligns with the Community Strategic Plan Direction 2 Strengthening and Protecting Our Environment and meets the Sustainable Environment Grant Program’s funding priorities of environment improvement and sustainable living. The project builds on SCRAP’s longstanding relationship with Liverpool City Council for developing and implementing educational resources that promote sustainable practices in schools and local communities. In addition, this project works in direct partnership with other school community groups seeking to introduce environmental awareness into their curriculum.

Expected program outcomes 7.5.1 – a), b), c), e), and f).

 

Applicant

Civic Disability Services

Project

Civic Seedling Start Up

Description

Objective: Civic Community Hub in Liverpool has initiated a Seedling Start-up Program. Participants in the Hub’s social activities have been engaged in planting seedlings, propagating cuttings, and tending the plants in order to promote education and awareness around sustainability and reduce impact on the environment. Participants are growing indigenous trees and shrubs, which will be replanted on site, or distributed to the local community, together with fruit and vegetable plants intended for use in the Hub’s cooking classes. A water tank is needed to collect rainwater for growing plants, together with a greenhouse to protect the seedlings from the elements and create optimal growing conditions.

Outcomes:

·     Provide opportunities for learning sustainable living practices and life skills in a meaningful and inclusive way;

·     Establishing a water efficient, sheltered space for growing and distributing plants, fruits, and vegetables to the community; and

·     Access to water refilling station to replace single use bottles sold through the canteen, reducing plastic waste across the school campus.

Beneficiaries

·     46 clients with disability; and

·     Over 750 people accessing Civic Disability Services across Liverpool LGA.

Assessment

Recommended for Funding - $5,000

The project aligns with the Community Strategic Plan Direction 2 Strengthening and Protecting Our Environment and meets the Sustainable Environment Grant Program’s funding priorities of sustainable water use and sustainable living. The project delivers effective water conservation and sheltering practices to safely and efficiently build ongoing capacity for a native seedling garden.

Expected program outcomes 7.5.1 – a), b), c), e), and f).

 


 

 

The Sustainable Environment Grants Program received one application which failed to meet the required priorities. The unsuccessful applicant will be invited to meet with the Community Development team to discuss strengthening future applications when applying for Council funds.

Applicant

Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School Carnes Hill

Project

Holy Spirit Carnes Hill Sustainable Garden

Description

Objective: Revitalise and improve school gardens to become more accessible, sustainable and efficient for the school stakeholders.

Assessment

Not Recommended for Funding

The applicant does not demonstrate or clearly describe how the proposed project meets the assessment criteria and general eligibility and exclusions or meet the Program’s funding priorities and outcomes in the Grants, Donation and Corporate Sponsorship Policy.

Applications that are ineligible for funding include: 5.2 c). The applicant did not:

·     Demonstrate how the project meets the assessment criteria. The applicant’s expected outcomes focus on beautification rather than sustainability;

·     Identify a focus on the Sustainable Environment Grants funding priorities;

·     Clearly demonstrate a reliable maintenance strategy to ensure the ongoing protection and growth of the project upon completion; and

·     Supply supporting documentation to identify a realistic expenditure of the project.

 


 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP

Budget

Balance

Recommended funding in this report

Remaining

$100,000

$22,500

$20,000

$2,500

COMMUNITY GRANTS

Budget

Balance

Recommended funding in this report

CEO approved small grants

Remaining

$102,000

$101,000

$10,000

$9,440

$81,560

MATCHING GRANTS

Budget

Current balance

Recommended funding in this report

Remaining

$200,000

$185,000

$30,000

$155,000

SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT GRANTS*

Budget

Balance

Recommended funding in this report

Remaining

$75,000

$75,000

$10,000

$65,000

COMBINED FUNDING BALANCE

Combined Budget

Combined Balance

Total recommended funding in this report

Remaining

$477,000

$383,500

$70,000

$304,060

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

Environment

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

Social

Support community organisations and groups to deliver services.

Civic Leadership

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

Legislative

Local Government Act 1993 - s356.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Grants, Donations, and Corporate Sponsorship Policy


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Grants, Donations and Corporate Sponsorship

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City Community and Culture Report

 

 

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Council delegation to Toda City for the Tokyo Olympics in July 2020

 

Strategic Direction

Creating Connection

Celebrate diversity, promote inclusion and recognise heritage

File Ref

017944.2020

Report By

Dany Ngov - Policy and Projects Officer

Approved By

Tina Sangiuliano - Acting Director City Community and Culture

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council has had a sister city relationship with Toda since 1992 hosting a delegation from Toda to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Sister City relationship between the two cities; in 2017. Since the relationship was formalised, it has been fostered through the student exchange program, visits from dignitaries from Toda to Liverpool and delegations from Council visiting Toda.

 

The Mayor has received an invitation from the Mayor of Toda for Councillors and the Mayor to visit the city to support the Australian Kayak team competing at the Tokyo Olympics in July 2020. The basis for this invitation is the recent Memorandum of Understanding signed between Council, Toda and Paddle Australia on 3 December 2019.

 

Should Council wish to accept this invitation, Council must determine which Councillors will attend as members of the delegation and direct the CEO to allocate sufficient funding for this visit with a funding source to be considered as part of the budget review process.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Determine if Council wish to send a delegation from Liverpool to visit Toda in July 2020 with a report to come back to Council on the outcomes of the visit;

 

2.   Determine which Councillors will attend as members of the delegation; and 

 

3.   If sending a delegation, direct the CEO to allocate sufficient funding for this visit, with a funding source to be considered as part of the budget review process.

 

REPORT

 

Council has had a long-standing relationship with Toda and for the last 28 years have hosted reciprocal delegations to and from Toda. Council remains committed to maintaining this relationship with Toda and recently reinstated the student exchange program with Liverpool students visiting Toda in September 2019.

 

Council signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Paddle Australia and Toda City on 3 December 2019. The Australian Kayak team will be competing at the Tokyo Olympics in July 2020 and the Mayor of Toda has invited Mayor Waller and Councillors to send a delegation to visit the city to support the Australian Kayak team.

 

Council must determine how it wishes to respond to Mayor Sugawara’s invitation in light of the recent MOU signing, and commitment to the sister city relationship. Should Council wish to accept the invitation to send a delegation to Toda in July 2020, Council must determine which Councillors will attend as members of the delegation, direct the CEO to allocate sufficient funding for this visit and consider a suitable funding source as part of the budget review process.

 

Arrangements will then be made in accordance with Council’s Civic Expenses and Facilities Policy, which provides guidance on who may attend and how expenditure will be covered. It should be noted that the expenditure for previous delegations to Toda cost approximately $25,000.  

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

A maximum of $25,000 will be used from the Sister City Program budget to cover the expenditure related to this delegation.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

Foster the Sister City Relationship with Toda and commitment to the MOU signed between Council, Toda and Paddle Australia. 


Civic Leadership

Operate in accordance with the Civic Expenses and Facilities Policy to facilitate arrangements for the delegation to Toda.

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Invitation from Mayor of Toda City Fumihito Sugawara to support Paddle Australia at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics


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Council delegation to Toda City for the Tokyo Olympics in July 2020

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5 February 2020

City Community and Culture Report

 

 

COM 03

Carnes Hill Recreation Precinct Stage 2 Master Plan - Progress Report

 

Strategic Direction

Creating Connection

Provide community facilities which are accessible to all

File Ref

019145.2020

Report By

Galavizh Ahmadi Nia - Manager Community Development and Planning

Approved By

Tina Sangiuliano - Acting Director City Community and Culture

 

 

Executive Summary

 

At its meeting on 31 July 2019, Council received an options paper for the redevelopment of the site known as Carnes Hill Recreation Precinct Stage 2; and endorsed the commencement of a masterplan exercise.

 

The Carnes Hill Recreation Precinct Stage 2 Masterplan is being delivered in three stages:

 

·    Stage 1 – Project specification

·    Stage 2 – Tender process: Engagement of consultant

·    Stage 3 – Draft masterplan

 

This report provides an update on the progress of the Carnes Hill Recreation Precinct Stage 2 Masterplan, which commenced in August 2019 with a tender process to engage a suitably qualified consultant.

 

The masterplan process will be informed by a review of key Council strategic documents, developing concept designs, undertaking community and stakeholder consultation and feasibility analysis of the proposed facilities.

 

A detailed program has been developed that outlines the program for completion of the masterplan by May 2020 and be presented for Council’s consideration in June 2020.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Carnes Hill Recreation Precinct Stage 2 Master Plan Progress Report.

 

REPORT

 

Background

 

This report responds to the Council resolution to prepare a masterplan for the site known as Carnes Hill Recreation Precinct Stage 2. At its meeting on 21 November 2018 Council resolved to investigate a suitable use for the site. On 31 July 2019, Council received an options paper for the redevelopment of the mentioned site at Carnes Hill. The paper presented two options informed by examining key Council recreation and aquatic facilities strategies, identifying other proposed facilities near the site, undertaking community consultation, and analysing the potential, social, financial and environmental impacts of each option.

 

Following consideration of the presented options Council resolved to endorse the exploration of Option 1 through a masterplan process.

 

Fig 1: Location of Carnes Hill Recreation Precinct Stage Two – Option 1

 


 

The Carnes Hill Recreation Precinct Stage 2 Masterplan is being delivered in three stages as follows:

 

Stage 1 – Project specification

In August 2019 Council officers commenced the preparation of a Project Specification document for the tender process. The project specification outlines the project’s purpose and objectives and scope of works to be delivered.

 

The scope of works for this project include:

·    Review of relevant policy and strategy documents;

·    SWOT analysis of current facility provision (on site and surroundings) and potential limitations in light of projected demographic changes and site constraints;

·    Review existing data on community need from previous community engagement;

·    Site analysis and feasibility of proposed facilities:

50m indoor swimming pool

Program pool with learn to swim and gymnastics

Outdoor water play/splash park

Inclusive children’s play area

2 x multi-use sporting fields

2 x multi-use basketball courts

On-site parking

·    Development of concept/preliminary design;

·    Stakeholder consultation plan addressing the following:

Internal stakeholder consultation and feedback

Community consultation and feedback

Public exhibition

·    Development of draft masterplan inclusive of consultation feedback.

Fig 2: example 1 concept design

 

Building on the work undertaken for the options paper, further exploration of the feasibility of the proposed functions and facilities in Option 1 considered the following:

·    Recreation, Open Space and Sports Strategy;

·    Aquatic and Leisure Centres Strategy;

·    Liverpool Housing, Population and Social Infrastructure Study 2016 and 2019;

·    Liverpool Crime Prevention and Safety Strategy 2018;

·    Local Strategic Planning Statement and draft Local Environmental Plan; and

·    Urban design principles.

Stage 2 – Tender process: Engagement of consultant

The Request for Tender (RFT) process to engage a suitability qualified consultant for this project began in August 2019 with the preparation of the tender documentation, promotional plan and allocation of project budget. The RFT was advertised between November and December 2019 on Council’s Tenderlink site, in the Sydney Morning Herald and Liverpool Leader resulting in Council receiving 10 submissions in response.

 

A Tender Evaluation Panel assessed each submission against the following criteria:

·    Price;

·    Company experience on similar works;

·    Professional expertise;

·    Project methodology; and

·    Project program.

The evaluation process was completed in December 2019 and the Panel have put forward recommendations to award the contract to the successful tenderer. The successful consultant is expected to be engaged in the first week of February 2020.  

 

Stage 3 – Draft masterplan

A detailed project program has been developed for the delivery of the draft masterplan. The key activities and deliverables for stage three are as follows:

 

·    Undertaking feasibility studies and site analysis;

·    Developing draft concept plans and design options;

·    Conducting community and other stakeholder consultations for the draft concept design and masterplan; and

·    Preparing a final draft Masterplan for Council’s consideration.

 

The program for delivery is outlined in the table below:

Program Activity

Key Tasks

Timeline in 2020

Deliverables

Commencement of consultant services

Inception meeting with Council

 

 

 

 

 

February

·     Confirmation of project delivery with the consultant

·     Collated document containing all relevant project information

·     Community and internal and external stakeholders list for consultation

Project research and consultation

·     Investigate site conditions

·     Review key strategies, policies and studies

·     Demographic analysis

·     Initial stakeholder consultation

Feb - March

·     Site conditions and risk analysis summary

·     General summary of findings

·     Stakeholder summary report

·     Facility brief

Draft concept plans and costs

·     Preparation of concept layout/ masterplan options

·     Key stakeholder review and inputs as concepts develop

 

March - April

·     Concept design

·     Meeting to discuss preliminary options

·     Design Review meeting to discuss refined options

Feasibility assessment

·     Final facility expansion brief

·     Feasibility analysis, incorporating demand analysis, and concept review for Council sign-off

April

·     Design Review meeting to present feasibility and progress update on the draft Masterplan

·     Cost analysis and scoping for development options

Consultation

·   Community and key stakeholders review and feedback on the draft Masterplan

·   Develop approved preliminary design

April - May

·     Final concept package

·     Finalises draft masterplan

·     Finalises feasibility analysis

Final (draft) Masterplan

·   Draft Masterplan for Council’s consideration

May

Final draft masterplan

 

Stage three of the draft Master Plan is expected for completion by May 2020 and will be presented for Council’s consideration in June 2020.

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Fig 3: example 2 concept design

 

Fig 4: example 3 concept design

 

Budget and funding options

 

The cost of developing the masterplan was determined based on projects with similar scope and funds allocated from existing Council funds.

 

The construction cost of aquatic and leisure facilities has significantly increased in recent years, therefore diverse funding options will need to be explored during and following the masterplan stage. The Masterplan will provide a feasibility cost analysis including costs associated with delivery of functions and facilities identified in Option 1.

 

The construction of facilities is likely to be delivered in stages, depending on the availability of funding resources. One potential funding source is the Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund that provides grants between $500,000 and $5 million. Council officers applied to this program seeking funds for the construction of an above-ground fully accessible 18-metre learn-to-swim and hydrotherapy pool to establish grass root swimming and wellness programs at Michael Clarke Recreation Centre. Council’s application was unsuccessful in this round of funding. Council officers will continue to explore alternative funding options through state and federal government grants to commence Stage 4, the detailed design process following Council’s adoption of the draft masterplan.


 

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.


Civic Leadership

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

 

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil  


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City Corporate Report

 

CORP 01

Investment Report December 2019

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Seek efficient and innovative methods to manage our resources

File Ref

003742.2020

Report By

John Singh - Accountant - Investments & Treasury Management

Approved By

Vishwa Nadan - Chief Financial Officer

 

 

executive summary

 

This report details Council’s investment portfolio.

 

As at 31 December 2019, Council held investments with a market value of $299 million.

 

The portfolio yield to the end of December 2019 is 126 basis points above the AusBond Bank Bill index.

 

 

AusBond Bank Bill Index (BBI)

Benchmark

1.50%

Portfolio yield

2.76%

Performance above benchmarks

1.26%

 

Return on investment for December 2019 was $551k lower than the budget.

 

Council’s investments and reporting obligations fully comply with the requirements of section 625 of the Local Government Act 1993 and clause 212 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005.

 

Council’s portfolio also fully complies with limits set out in its Investment Policy.

 

NSW TCorp Credit Committee requires that Council commits to its balanced investment framework as a condition to any loan. This means that Council will have to progressively decrease its investment in lower-rated ADI’s.

 

 

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 2019, Council held investments with a market value of $299 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-19

Jun-19

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

100.73%

100.76%

MBS (Reverse Mortgage Backed Securities)

59.33%

59.48%

T-Corp Unit Trusts

104.31%

103.65%

 

*Definition of terms

·      Transferrable Certificate of Deposit (TCD) - 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 provisions state that Council may continue 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 Credit Committee requires that Council commits to its balanced investment framework as a condition to any loan. This means that Council will have to progressively decrease its investment in lower-rated ADI’s. Council staff will monitor and work with investment advisors to meet this requirement.

 

 

Portfolio Maturity Profile

 

The table below shows the percentage of funds invested at different durations to maturity.

 


 

 

Market Value by Issuer and Institution Policy limit as per Investment Policy

 

 

 

Overall Portfolio Credit Framework compliance to Investment Policy

 

 

 


Portfolio performance against relevant market benchmark.

 

Council’s Investment Policy prescribes the AusBond Bank Bill Index (ABBI) as a benchmark to measure return on cash and fixed interest securities. The ABBI represents the 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 2019 exceeded the AusBond Bank Bill index by 126 basis points (2.76% against 1.50 %).

 

Council portfolio continues to performance at above benchmark rates 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 2019 is lower than the budget by $551k.

 

 

Investment Portfolio at a Glance

 

 

Portfolio Performance

 

 

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The portfolio yield to 31 December 2019 exceeded the AusBond Bank Bill index by 126 basis points (2.76% against 1.50%).

Annual Income vs. Budget

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Council’s investment interest income is lower than the budget by $551k as at 31 December 2019 and will be closely monitored.

 

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 0.75 per cent in its meeting on 3 December 2019.The current 0.75 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 Council’s Investment Policy at the time of their placement. The previous investments are covered by the grandfathering clauses of the current investment guidelines issued by the Minister for Local Government.

 

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

 

Council has requested an on-going independent review of its investment portfolio by the 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 26 February 2020.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

Council’s investment interest income is lower than the budget by $551k as at 31 December 2019 and will be closely monitored.

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 2019  


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Investment Report December  2019

Attachment 1

Investment Portfolio - December 2019

 

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Ordinary Meeting

5 February 2020

Committee Reports

 

 

CTTE 01

Minutes of the Heritage Advisory Committee on 5 November 2019.

 

Strategic Direction

Creating Connection

Celebrate diversity, promote inclusion and recognise heritage

File Ref

000059.2020

Report By

Thomas Wheeler - Heritage Officer

Approved By

Julie Scott - Acting 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 5 November 2019.

 

                                                

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Receive and note the Minutes of the Liverpool Heritage Advisory Committee Meeting held on 5 November 2019; and

 

2.   Endorse the recommendations in the Minutes.

 

REPORT

The minutes of the Liverpool Heritage Advisory Committee held on 5 November 2019 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.

These actions have been outlined below.

Action: Heritage Officer to engage with Council’s Communications team and determine whether it is possible to improve access to the Liverpool Pioneers Memorial Park webpage from Council’s website.

Discussions undertaken with Council’s C ommunications team have identified already existing improvements within the upgraded website including access to the Liverpool Pioneers Memorial Park webpage. For example: the Council website now contains a link to the Liverpool Pioneers Memorial Park webpage located at the bottom of the page under the “Visit our other sites”.

No further changes are currently recommended and data regarding access and downloads of the website has been requested to monitor use.

Action: Heritage Officer to liaise with the Communications team and investigate whether the heritage and historical information previously featuring on the Council website can be returned, and report back to the Committee in February 2020.

Council’s Heritage Officer has consulted with the Communications team to improve the heritage and history offering on Council’s website. A number of opportunities have been identified which aims to:

·    Better educate the community on the history and heritage of Liverpool;

·    Provide detailed information and advice to heritage property owners and developers; and

·    Improve public access to heritage strategies and management plans to the community.

Further work will be undertaken with the Communications team to develop content and structure.

ACTION: Due to continual concerns being raised on the maintenance and conservation of Council’s heritage assets, Director Infrastructure & Environment, Manager Operational Facilities and Manager Property should be invited to address the concerns of the committee and respond to any questions of the committee.

The Liverpool Heritage Advisory Community raised concerns with the maintenance and conservation practices of Councils heritage assets.  It is recommended that at the next Heritage Advisory Committee, relevant Council staff be invited to address the concerns and outline Council’s strategies to ensure heritage objects are protected.

Action: Heritage Officer to investigate the possibility of amending the description of the Bigge Park listing to include the brick change room / pump house and the tennis court building, in order to establish clarity on its significance.

Council’s Heritage Officer is investigating options available to Council to best establish clarity on the significance of the brick change room / pump house and tennis court building located in Bigge Park.

Action: Heritage Officer to engage with Council’s Property Team to gather information as to whether the café will be reinstated at the Bigge Park former Dressing Shed/Pump House.

Council’s Heritage Officer is engaging with Council’s Property team on the status of the building and its future use.

Action: Heritage Officer to liaise with Building Maintenance regarding the response to graffiti on the former Liverpool Courthouse.

Consultation will be undertaken with Council’s Building Maintenance Team through Council’s Heritage Building Assets Working Group in February 2020. The working group will aim to consider appropriate response measures to the continuous graffiti to the building and what can be implemented to potentially minimise or deter ongoing graffiti.

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

 

1.         Heritage Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes


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CTTE 01

Minutes of the Heritage Advisory Committee on 5 November 2019.

Attachment 1

Heritage Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

 

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5 February 2020

Committee Reports

 

 

CTTE 02

Minutes of the Environment Advisory Committee held on 2 December 2019

 

Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

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

File Ref

001471.2020

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 2 December 2019.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Environment Advisory Committee Meeting held on 2 December 2019.

 

REPORT

 

The Minutes of the Environment Advisory Committee held on 2 December 2019 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

Enhance the environmental performance of buildings and homes.

Environment

Minimise household and commercial waste.

Manage the environmental health of waterways.

Manage air, water, noise and chemical pollution.

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

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

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

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


Civic Leadership

Act as an environmental leader in the community.

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.

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         EAC Minutes - 2 December 2019  


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CTTE 02

Minutes of the Environment Advisory Committee held on 2 December 2019

Attachment 1

EAC Minutes - 2 December 2019

 

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5 February 2020

Committee Reports

 

 

CTTE 03

Minutes of the Tourism and CBD Committee meeting held on 3 December 2019

 

Strategic Direction

Generating Opportunity

Create an attractive environment for investment

File Ref

001952.2020

Report By

Vi Girgis - Senior Officer City Precinct

Approved By

Julie Scott - Acting 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 3 December 2019.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Tourism and CBD Committee Meeting held on 3 December 2019, noting that quorum was lost in the second half of the meeting, and there were no recommendations.

 

 

REPORT

 

The Minutes of the Tourism and CBD Committee held on 3 December 2019 are attached for the information of Council. Quorum was lost in the second half of the meeting, and there were no recommendations or actions from the meeting.


 

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.

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.         Tourism CBD Committee Minutes - 3 December 2019  


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CTTE 03

Minutes of the Tourism and CBD Committee meeting held on 3 December 2019

Attachment 1

Tourism CBD Committee Minutes - 3 December 2019

 

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Committee Reports

 

CTTE 04

Minutes of the Liverpool Access Committee Meeting held on 12 December 2019

 

Strategic Direction

Creating Connection

Implement access and equity for all members of the community

File Ref

007951.2020

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 Access Committee meeting held on 12 December 2019.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Liverpool Access Committee meeting held on 12 December 2019.

 

 

REPORT

 

The Minutes of the Liverpool Access Committee meeting held on 12 December 2019 are attached for the information of Council.

 

The Minutes identify a number of actions for 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 access and services for people with a disability.


Civic Leadership

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Minutes of the Liverpool Access Committee meeting held 12 December 2019  


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Minutes of the Liverpool Access Committee Meeting held on 12 December 2019

Attachment 1

Minutes of the Liverpool Access Committee meeting held 12 December 2019

 

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Questions with Notice

 

QWN 01

Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Civic Place

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

331507.2019

 

 

QUESTION WITH NOTICE

 

Please address the following:

 

Given the importance of this project and the cost to the rate payer, has an external audit been undertaken on the process so far from its inception to where we currently stand?

 

If not does the CEO thinks it’s worth doing?

 

Response

 

The project has been subject to repeated and ongoing review by Council’s Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee (ARIC), as well as close oversight by Audit NSW (as part of Council’s annual external audit program).  No dedicated external audit has been conducted. In the absence of any concerns having been raised by either ARIC or Audit NSW, staff do not see the need for a separate audit of the project at this time.  However, if Council were minded to submit the project to further audit, staff would be more than happy to facilitate that process.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Questions with Notice

 

QWN 02

Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Contamination Reports

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

331536.2019

 

 

QUESTION WITH NOTICE

 

Please address the following:

 

1.   What stage contamination reports does Council require with the submission of a DA?

 

2.   How do our requirements compare to other Councils or industry standards?

 

Response

 

State Environmental Planning Policy No. 55 – Remediation of Land (SEPP No. 55) contains statutory provisions that compel Liverpool City Council to consider contamination and the need for remediation when determining a Development Application. Clause 7(1) of SEPP No. 55 stipulates that a consent authority must not consent to the carrying out of any development on land unless:

 

a)   It has considered whether the land is contaminated, and

b)   If the land is contaminated, it is satisfied that the land is suitable in its contaminated state (or will be suitable after remediation) for the purpose for which the development is proposed to be carried out, and

c)   if the land requires remediation to be made suitable for the purpose for which the development is proposed to be carried out, it is satisfied that the land will be remediated before the land is used for that purpose

 

Risk of exposure to underlying contamination is likely to increase where a proposed development involves a transition to a more sensitive use. Therefore, Clause 7(2) of SEPP No. 55 requires the consent authority to consider a report specifying the findings of a preliminary investigation of land if the proposed development involves a change of use on any land specified in sub clause 4 of the Policy. This includes land within an investigation area and land where potentially contaminating activities identified in Table 1 of the contaminated land planning guidelines have been undertaken.

 

The requirement for a preliminary investigation of the land extends to a proposed development involving a transition to a more sensitive land use (residential, educational, recreational, child care and hospital land) where there is no knowledge or incomplete knowledge of the site’s history and it would have been lawful to carry out potentially contaminating activities on-site during this time.

 

Table 1 of the contaminated land planning guidelines identify some activities that may cause contamination including:

 

• acid/alkali plant and formulation

• agricultural/horticultural activities

• airports

• asbestos production and disposal

• chemicals manufacture and formulation

• defence works

• drum re-conditioning works

• dry cleaning establishments

• electrical manufacturing (transformers)

• electroplating and heat treatment premises

• engine works

• explosives industry

• gas works

• iron and steel works

• landfill sites

• metal treatment

• mining and extractive industries

• oil production and storage

• paint formulation and manufacture

• pesticide manufacture and formulation

• power stations

• railway yards

• scrap yards

• service stations

• sheep and cattle dips

• smelting and refining

• tanning and associated trades

• waste storage and treatment

• wood preservation

 

This is not an exhaustive list and other potentially contaminating uses can be considered at the discretion of the determining authority. It is the Applicant’s responsibility to provide Council with the information to address SEPP No. 55.

 

In addition to SEPP No. 55, Clause 1, Section 2.3.7 Site Contamination of the Liverpool City Council Growth Centre Precincts Development Control Plan dated November 2016 stipulates that ‘all subdivision Development Applications, and applications proposing a change of use to a more sensitive land use (e.g. residential, education, public recreation facility etc.), shall be accompanied by a Stage 1 Preliminary Site Investigation prepared in accordance with the NSW EPA Contaminated Sites Guidelines, State Environmental Planning Policy 55 – Remediation of Land and the Contaminated Land Management Act, 1995 (sic) and relevant Council Policies. Liverpool City Council Growth Centre Precincts Development Control Plan covers development in Austral, East Leppington and a portion of Denham Court.

 

Clause 2 Section 2.3.7 Site Contamination of the Liverpool City Council Growth Centre Precincts Development Control Plan dated November 2016 specifies that ‘where the Stage 1 Investigation identifies potential or actual site contamination a Stage 2 Detailed Site Investigation must be prepared in accordance with the NSW EPA Contaminated Sites Guidelines, State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) No. 55 – Remediation of Land and the Contaminated Land Management Act, 1995 (sic) and any relevant Council Policies. A Remediation Action Plan (RAP) will be required to be submitted and approved by Council prior to development consent being granted for areas identified as contaminated land in the Stage 2 Site Investigation.

 

In accordance with these requirements, the Applicant would be required to engage the services of a suitably qualified contaminated land consultant to prepare a Stage 1 Preliminary Site Investigation for the Land. The Preliminary Site Investigation shall comply with applicable guidelines made or approved by the NSW EPA under the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997 and identify all past and present potentially contaminating activities; identify potential contamination types; discuss the site condition; provide a preliminary assessment of site contamination; and assess the need for further investigations.  

Where contaminating activities are suspected or known to have occurred, or if site history is incomplete, the Application may need to be supported by a Stage 2 Detailed Site Investigation. This investigation would need to give regard to the potential effects of any contaminants on public health, the environment and building structures and shall meet the sampling density outlined in the NSW EPA Contaminated Sites Sampling Design Guidelines (1995).

 

If the Stage 2 Detailed Site Investigation indicates that the site poses unacceptable risks to human health or the environment, a Remedial Action Plan (RAP) would need to be prepared by a suitably qualified contaminated land consultant in accordance with applicable guidelines made or approved by the NSW EPA under the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997. In these circumstances, the Remedial Action Plan shall be referred to Liverpool City Council for review prior to determination of the Application.

 

The contaminated land planning guidelines state that accredited site auditors can assist a planning authority by commenting on or verifying information provided by a proponent in relation to site assessment. Engaging a site auditor can provide greater certainty about the information on which the planning authority is basing its decision, particularly where sensitive uses are proposed on land that may be contaminated and a statement about the suitability of the site is required.

 

 


 

 

A Site Audit may be necessary when the planning authority:

 

·    believes on reasonable grounds that the information provided by the proponent is incorrect or incomplete;

·    wishes to verify the information provided by the proponent adheres to appropriate standards, procedures and guidelines; and

·    does not have the internal resources to conduct its own technical review.

 

SEPP No. 55 is a statewide approach to the assessment, management and remediation of contaminated land in NSW. Consent Authorities within NSW are required to address the requirements of SEPP No. 55 and other Local Government Authorities including but not limited to Parramatta, Cumberland, Camden and Bayside have implemented lodgement requirements and assessment approaches similar to Liverpool.

 

Submission of the aforementioned documentation when lodging the Development Application enables Council to complete the planning assessment in a timely manner.  To improve environmental health outcomes and efficiency during the development assessment process, Council also requires Development Applications to be supported by technical reports prepared by suitably qualified and industry certified environmental consultants.

 

In this regard, contaminated site reports shall be prepared by a suitably qualified contaminated land consultant who is certified under either the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand’s Certified Environmental Practitioner (Site Contamination) scheme (CEnvP(SC)) or the Soil Science Australia Certified Professional Soil Scientist Contaminated Site Assessment and Management (CPSS CSAM) scheme.

 

It is highly recommended that if clarification as to the extent of technical reporting required to be submitted with a Development Application is required that applicants utilise Council’s services prior to lodgment of a DA including a Pre-DA application meeting, lodgment of a planning enquiry or seeking advice from Council’s Planning Advisory team.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

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Ordinary Meeting 5 February 2020

Questions with Notice

 

QWN 03

Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Middleton Grange

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Seek efficient and innovative methods to manage our resources

File Ref

331512.2019

 

 

QUESTION WITH NOTICE

 

Please address the following:

 

1.   How much has been collected in 7/11’s for Middleton Grange?

 

2.   What projects are yet to be completed under Sect 7/11?

 

3.   What is the projected 7/11 still to come in?

 

4.   Who owns the sections of roads that run through the Parklands, for example Flynn and Twenty Seventh Ave?

 

5.   Are there any plans to close off any existing roads referred to in point 4?

 

6.   If the road under the M7 has all its approvals in place does Council have the funds to actually build it?

 

Response

 

1.   How much has been collected in 7.11’s for Middleton Grange?

      As of 30 November 2019, Council has collected $53,914,690 in s7.11 contributions in Middleton Grange. Council has provided works in accordance with the Contributions       Plan to the value of $51,688,101.

 

2.   What projects are yet to be completed under Sect 7.11?

      There is a range of projects encompassing roads/transport, drainage, community         facility and recreational. The full list of projects that are identified for delivery within Middleton Grange as a part of Liverpool Developer Contributions Plan 2009 is   included in Appendix A. This list also includes projects funded in the 2019/20 budget.


 

 

3.   What is the projected 7.11 still to come in?

      There are two main elements to future contributions in Middleton Grange –          development of the remaining residential land and development of the town centre.

      Estimated contributions for the town centre is around $23,000,000. This will be   confirmed once a DA is lodged with final yields.

      It is expected that the remaining residential land will provide an additional $3,277,500. This may change depending on the specific densities delivered, as      the     contribution is based on a per dwelling rate.

 

4.   Who owns the sections of roads that run through the Parklands, for example Flynn and Twenty Seventh Ave?

Council is the owner and roads authority for all roads that run through the western Sydney Parklands.

5.   Are there any plans to close of any existing roads referred to in point 4?

There are currently no plans to close any roads that run through the Parklands area.

 

6.   If the road under the M7 has all its approvals in place does Council have the funds to actually build it?

Council currently has half of the estimated $6m budget for the works as a part of Section 7.11 contributions for Middleton Grange. The additional funds will need to be allocated by Council as a part of a future budget update.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix A – Outstanding Infrastructure Items (funded by section 7.11)

Type

Project

Transport

Collector Centre Street Park frontage (one side) (Qantas Boulevard)

Transport

Local Street Type 1 Drainage frontage (both sides) (Bravo Ave between Qantas & Globe)

Transport

Local Street Type 1 Community frontage (one side) (Bravo Ave between Globe & Beard)

Transport

Bridge – Neighbourhood Centre Bravo Av

Transport

Collector Centre Street including over culvert Drainage frontage (one side) (Middleton Dr between Qantas & Globe)

Transport

Collector Centre Street over Culvert Drainage frontage (both sides) (Middleton Dr near Globe)

Transport

Bridge – Middleton Dr

Transport

Local Street Type 2 over culvert eastern side (both sides) (Hall Circuit at Swoffer Ave)

Transport

Local Street Type 2 including over culvert western side (one side) (Hall Circuit near Swoffer St)

Transport

Culvert – Eastern end of WM4

Transport

Local Street Type 1 drainage frontage including over culvert (both sides) (Afflick and Percival)

Transport

Local Street Type 1 Parkland frontage (one side) (McGuinness Ave adjacent to park)

Transport

Local Street Type 1 (one side) (Hall Circuit adjacent to park)

Transport

Local Street Type 1 drainage frontage (one side) (Bird Walton)

Transport

Local Street Type 1 over culvert (both sides) (Kingsford Smith)

Transport

Local Street Type 1 parkland frontage (Kelsey Ave @ Hugh)

Transport

Northern Collector Street (one side only)

Transport

Local Street Type 1 (one side) (Monoplane Ave adjacent to park)

Transport

Intersection Upgrade - 15th & Kingsford Smith Aves.

Transport

Roundabout

Transport

Link under M7

Transport

Supplement from MG Local Recreation for M7 link

Transport

Traffic Calming Measure and Pedestrian Crossing Points

Transport

Bus Shelters

Transport

Traffic Lights - 15th & Kingsford Smith Ave's

Transport

Traffic Lights – Flynn & Kingsford Smith Ave’s

Drainage

Water Cycle area in Village Centre

Drainage

Water cycle area on southern creek west of village centre

Drainage

Use of drainage contingency for landscaping of creek corridors

Drainage

Water cycle area on Irving Gardens east of Pentland

Drainage

Supplement HP CH P Local Drainage

Drainage

Water cycle area west of Percival Ave

Drainage

Water cycle area between Hugh and Kingsford Smith

Community Facility

Multi-Purpose Community Centre (600 sqm)

Recreation Facilities

Stante Reserve

Recreation Facilities

Cirillo Reserve

Recreation Facilities

Southern Woodland Area

Recreation Facilities

Park on 16th Ave

Recreation Facilities

Park west of 2nd Ave, south of 16th Ave.

Recreation Facilities

Park on Collector Street 3

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

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Ordinary Meeting 5 February 2020

Questions with Notice

 

QWN 04

Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - DA's and Planning Proposals

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Seek efficient and innovative methods to manage our resources

File Ref

331516.2019

 

 

QUESTION WITH NOTICE

 

Please address the following:

 

1.   Based on what has been seen so far, is it fair to say that if the above are assessed externally they are turned around quicker?

 

Response

 

Development Applications

 

Council outsourced two development applications for external assessment, one in 2018 and one in 2019 (DA-191/2018 and DA-228/2019).

 

DA-191/2018 was withdrawn and Council records indicate that it took 188 working days to be finalised. DA-228/2019 was approved by the Local Planning Panel and Council records indicate that it took 103 working days to be determined.

 

In 2018 and 2019, Council’s average determination times were 87 days and 98 days respectively. Based on this information, applications dealt with internally as opposed to externally were determined quicker.

 

Planning Proposals

 

Consultants have assessed eight planning proposals on behalf of Council over the past two years to supplement existing staff resources within the Planning & Transport Strategy department. The work undertaken by consultants involves reviewing the planning proposal and preparing a report for the advice of the Liverpool Local Planning Panel and for a Council decision.

 

During this time, Council has been responsible for the preparation of several key strategic planning projects involving the use of significant staff resources, including the Local Strategic Planning Statement, the Community Participation Plan and the Local Environmental Plan review. Council has also been involved, through the Western Sydney Planning Partnership on the development of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis Plan.

The use of consultants to undertake the assessment of some planning proposals has been necessary to ensure that the high workload of the strategic planning team is appropriately managed to minimise the time taken from lodgment of the planning proposal to a decision of Council on whether the planning proposal should proceed to a Gateway determination.  

 

Planning proposals undertake a 7-step process, including:

 

·    Preliminary assessment (or preparation of proposal if initiated by Council)

·    Prepare a report on the merits of the proposal for the advice of the Liverpool Local Planning Panel (LPP)

·    Seek endorsement from Council to proceed to Gateway determination

·    Gateway determination by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE)

·    Action conditions of Gateway determination (including public agency consultation and public exhibition)

·    Seek endorsement from Council to finalise planning proposal

·    Liaise with Parliamentary Counsel to gazette changes to the LEP (DPIE may do this depending on authorisation)

Consultants have assisted with the first two steps in the planning proposal process with staff responsible for the remaining once the Council has decided whether a proposal should proceed.

 

The outsourcing of planning proposals assists greatly in managing workloads and ensuring the merit assessment of a proposal is considered in a timely manner. This is particularly the case at present given the significant development interest in Liverpool and legislative change requiring Councils to prepare a LSPS and review their LEP. However, the use of consultants does not necessarily mean that planning proposals are gazetted quicker as the use of consultants is largely limited to the initial phases of the planning proposal process, with Council officers required to do most of the work after a decision is made by Council on whether a proposal should proceed. 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

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1

Ordinary Meeting 5 February 2020

Questions with Notice

 

QWN 05

Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Flooding

 

Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

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

File Ref

331517.2019

 

 

QUESTION WITH NOTICE

 

Please address the following:

 

1.    In the history of Liverpool has there ever been a time where a development has been required to be built above the PMF?

 

Response

 

Council’s management of its flood prone lands is governed by the NSW Government’s Flood Prone Lands Policy, its Floodplain Development Manual and associated Guidelines, which together support the wise and rational development of flood prone lands. While Government Guidelines preclude the use of probable maximum flood (PMF) to set development controls for residential development, it acknowledges that development controls may need to be applied to critical infrastructure (such as hospitals) and vulnerable developments (like nursing homes) in floods exceeding the 100-year event. Further, the Guidelines also require Councils to fully consider accessibility of evacuation routes for all types of developments in flood events exceeding the 100-year flood to ensure people affected by the more rare and extreme floods can be safely and quickly evacuated.

 

To this end, there are numerous critical and vulnerable developments within Liverpool where Council has adopted and accordingly applied the PMF as the flood planning level.  Examples include the Scalabirini Village Aged Care Facility at Chipping Norton, and the Liverpool Boys and Liverpool Girls High Schools in Liverpool.

 

Further, and as noted above, while PMF levels are not suitable to set development controls for residential developments, under the Government Policy, it is prudent to consider evacuation routes and its viability in floods exceeding the 100-year event. It is possible that while flood free and accessible to 100-year flood level, evacuation routes could become inaccessible quite rapidly in flood events even slightly over the 100-year event, thus making any emergency evacuation and recovery efforts impossible, with consequent serious risks to human life.

 

Areas in Moorebank East that are affected by flooding from the Georges River are relevant examples of this. These areas are located above the 100-year flood level and can be accessible in floods up to that level. However, in larger floods they will become flood islands isolated by hazardous flood waters, and it will be quite possible for these flood islands to be completely inundated by hazardous flooding. Because these areas can be isolated and remain inundated by hazardous flooding for over two days, sheltering in place is not considered to be an appropriate primary or secondary flood response. These properties must therefore be evacuated before the evacuation routes are cut. Hence the need to consider flood risks to developments for the full range of flood events, beyond the 100-year flood.

 

It should also be noted that the State Emergency Services, as the responsible authority for emergency evacuation during floods, do not support council approving developments on such flood prone lands unless appropriate access for fail-safe evacuation of the entire population at risks of flooding is made available.   

 

Note: 100-year flood in this report refers to the 1% AEP flood, which has a 1% or 1 in 100 chance of occurring in any one year.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

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1

Ordinary Meeting 5 February 2020

Questions with Notice

 

QWN 06

Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Professional Development

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

331519.2019

 

 

QUESTION WITH NOTICE

 

Please address the following:

 

1.   Does the CEO think it would be worthwhile to engage an expert to run a session for Councillors on the costs of developments and on impacts policies may have in being able to deliver affordable housing?

 

The Question with Notice was included in the 11 December 2019 Council Agenda and a response was provided by the Chief Executive Officer at that meeting.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

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Ordinary Meeting 5 February 2020

Questions with Notice

 

QWN 07

Question with Notice - Clr Rhodes - External Reports Commissioned by Council

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

331523.2019

 

 

QUESTION WITH NOTICE

 

Please address the following:

 

1.   Can Council provide a report on all external reports commissioned by Council from September 2016 to November 2019?

 

2.   Can all reports be made available to all Councillors on the Council Intranet?

 

The Question with Notice was included in the 11 December 2019 Council Agenda.  The matter was discussed by Council at that meeting and a motion was moved and carried.  Therefore a response to these questions are no longer required as officers will be actioning the resolution from the December meeting.