COUNCIL AGENDA

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

25 March 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, 25 March 2020 commencing at 6.00pm.

 

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.

 

 

 


Dr Eddie Jackson

ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

 

 


 

 

 


Order of Business

 

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Opening

Acknowledgment of Country and Prayer

National Anthem

Apologies 

Condolences

Confirmation of Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting held on 26 February 2020.............................................................. 8

Declarations of Interest

Public Forum

Mayoral Report

NIL

Notices of Motion Of Rescission

NIL

Chief Executive Officer Report

CEO 01           Change of date for November 2020 Council meeting.................................... 72......... 1

CEO 02           Motions for 2020 National General Assembly of Local Government............. 74......... 2

CEO 03           Response to QWN 15 Edmondson Park Commuter Car Parking from 5 February 2020 Council meeting................................................................................... 109......... 3

CEO 04           Mayoral Direction pursuant to Section 226(d) of the Local Government Act 1993  115 4

City Economy and Growth Report

EGROW 01    Report back - NOM 01 Feral Cats and Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program from 5 February 2020 Council meeting................................................................... 118......... 5

EGROW 02    Destination Management Plan - First year review....................................... 133......... 6

EGROW 03    Draft Former Liverpool Courthouse Conservation Management Plan......... 145......... 7

EGROW 04    Draft Amendment to Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 - Part 1 General Controls (Chapter 26 Outdoor Advertising and Signage)............................ 149......... 8

EGROW 05    Draft Amendments to Liverpool Contributions Plan 2009 and Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Liverpool City Centre to ensure clarity around the payment of development contributions for complying development certificates 153    9

EGROW 06    Draft Amendment 1 to Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Existing Areas - Instalment Payments for Secondary Dwellings............................................ 159....... 10

EGROW 07    Post Exhibition Report - Draft Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (Amendment 76) - Schedule 1 Amendment to permit vehicle sales or hire premises at 36-36A Kookaburra Rd, North Prestons.................................................. 163....... 11

EGROW 08    Street Naming Request - Edmondson Park................................................. 173....... 12

EGROW 09    Post Exhibition Report - Draft Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 (Amendment 25)........................................................................................... 177....... 13

EGROW 10    Out of Office Hours Compliance Officers..................................................... 185....... 14

EGROW 11    Adoption of Liverpool Local Strategic Planning Statement.......................... 189....... 15

City Community and Culture Report

COM 01          Grants, Donations and Corporate Sponsorship........................................... 199....... 16

COM 02          Response to NOM 2 - Ferrington Park......................................................... 206....... 17

City Corporate Report

CORP 01        Response to NOM 05 - A Prominent Permanent Home for the City of Liverpool and District Historical Society.............................................................................. 212....... 18

CORP 02        Investment Report February 2020................................................................ 240....... 19

CORP 03        Amendment to Councils Investment Policy.................................................. 250....... 20

City Presentation Report

NIL

City Infrastructure and Environment Report

INF 01             Upgrades to Whitlam Leisure Centre........................................................... 276....... 21

INF 02             Roads in Middleton Grange and Western Sydney Parklands...................... 279....... 22

INF 03             Conservation of Koala Habitat Corridors...................................................... 282....... 23

Committee Reports

CTTE 01         Minutes of the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Meeting held on 7 February 2020............................................................................................... 286....... 24

CTTE 02         Minutes of the Tourism and CBD Committee meeting held on 11 February 2020   299 25

Questions with Notice

QWN 01          Question with Notice - Clr Rhodes - Public Art for New Civic Centre.......... 306....... 26

QWN 02          Question with Notice - Clr Rhodes - Seniors Community Consultation....... 308....... 27

QWN 03          Question with Notice - Clr Rhodes - Monitoring of Air Quality in Child Care Centres 310       28

QWN 04          Question with Notice - Clr Rhodes - Liverpool Community Hub.................. 312....... 29

QWN 05          Question with Notice - Clr Harle - Membership on Planning Panels........... 314....... 30

QWN 06          Question with Notice - Clr Ayyad - Memorial School of Arts........................ 316....... 31

QWN 07          Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Local Infrastructure Contributions (Section 7.11).............................................................................................................. 321....... 32

QWN 08          Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Contamination Reports...................... 324....... 33

QWN 09          Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Moorebank Recyclers........................ 325....... 34

QWN 10          Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Civic Place......................................... 327....... 35

QWN 11          Question with Notice - Clr Balloot - Cyber Security and Operating Expenditure      328 36

QWN 12          Question with Notice - Clr Balloot - Forum - National Redress Scheme of Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse............................................................... 329....... 37

QWN 13          Question with Notice - Clr Balloot - Coronavirus (COVID-19)..................... 330....... 38

QWN 14          Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty - Brontos............................................... 331....... 39

QWN 15          Question with Notice - Clr Shelton - Event Cancellations............................ 332....... 40

QWN 16          Question with Notice - Clr Balloot - Civic Place........................................... 333....... 41  

Presentations by Councillors

Notices of Motion

NOM 01          Disqualifying real estate agents and property developers from civic office. 334....... 42

NOM 02          Future for Waste........................................................................................... 335....... 43

NOM 03          Save Liverpool Animal Shelter..................................................................... 337....... 44

NOM 04          Ban on Prohibited Donors............................................................................ 339....... 45

NOM 05          Civic Place.................................................................................................... 341....... 46  

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    Acquisition - Clermont Park, Lot 4601 in DP 1248502 - Edmondson Park, for open space purposes

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

 

CONF 02    Hammondville Park Leisure Precinct

Reason:     Item CONF 02 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(c) (d i) 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; AND commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it.

 

CONF 03    ST2953 Recycling Material Acceptance and Processing Service

Reason:     Item CONF 03 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(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 04    Tender WT2892 - Phillips Park Redevelopment

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

 

CONF 05    Acquisition of part of Lot 431 DP2475 being part of 270 Fifteenth Avenue, Austral for drainage purpose

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

Close

 


 

 

 

MINUTES OF THE Ordinary Meeting

HELD ON 26 February 2020

 

 

PRESENT:

Deputy Mayor Ali Karnib

Councillor Ayyad

Councillor Balloot

Councillor Hadchiti

Councillor Hadid

Councillor Hagarty

Councillor Harle

Councillor Kaliyanda

Councillor Rhodes

Councillor Shelton

Dr Eddie Jackson, Acting Chief Executive Officer

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

Mr James Ng, Acting Director City Corporate

Mr Peter Patterson, Director City Presentation

Mr Raj Autar, Director City Infrastructure and Environment

Ms Tina Sangiuliano, Acting Director City, Community and Culture

Mr Andrew Stevenson, Chief Strategy and Engagement Officer

Mr Charles Wiafe, Service Manager Traffic and Transport

Ms Elizabeth Espinosa, General Counsel Manager Governance Legal

Mr Michael Knight, Deputy General Counsel, Governance Legal & Procurement

Mr David Smith, Manager Planning & Transport Strategy

Mr David Maguire, Internal Ombudsman

Mr George Georgakis, Manager Council and Executive Services

Ms Maree Stewart, Coordinator Council and Executive Services (minutes)

 

 

The meeting commenced at 6.02pm.

 

 

 

 

STATEMENT REGARDING WEBCASTING OF MEETING

The Chairperson 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 Pastor Stephen Reddish from New Life Christian Ministries.

 

 

NATIONAL ANTHEM

 

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

APOLOGIES

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Karnib                Seconded: Clr Kaliyanda

 

That Mayor Waller be recorded as an apology for the meeting.

 

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

CONDOLENCES

 

Mr Mark Amos (read by Clr Ayyad)

 

Mark Amos was born on 24 November 1956. He came from a large family and had five sisters, and was the 3rd child. Mark and his sisters were raised by their single father.

 

Mark grew up in Punchbowl with his family, until he was around 8 years old when he had to move into a specialised care home for his safety. When he was a very young child he was always running away and walking the streets, he was never to be held in one spot, and this continued till the day he passed.

 

He attended a special school when he was young, for a time, however school was not for him.

 

Mark moved to Liverpool around 25 years ago. He quickly learnt the area, from the hospitals, police stations, food courts and volunteer kitchens. He used to get on a train, and loved catching trains everywhere. He would often get a train to Bankstown or Punchbowl as that is where he grew up.

 

He loved to be out and about and was often out till early hours of the morning talking, walking and eating.

 

 

He is a well-known member of the community in Liverpool. Everybody knew Mark. Some good stories, some not so good, but all very well known.

 

A memorial was held for Mark at the Hilda Davis Hall on 22 February 2020.

May he rest in peace.

 

Ms Wendy Tesoriero (read by Deputy Mayor Karnib)

 

Wendy Tesoriero passed away on 25 February 2020.

 

Wendy was a Branch Librarian doing an outstanding job at Carnes Hill, following her passion to make libraries inviting spaces for the community, particularly for young people.

 

Wendy was working with youth and schools to support their involvement in the library, as well as working with the Carnes Hill precinct team.

 

Wendy had worked in local government libraries for nearly 20 years and loved her job. She really wanted to make a difference in Carnes Hill and the library was running extremely well under her guidance.

 

The news of Wendy’s passing is shocking and distressing to staff at Liverpool City Council.

 

Wendy will be remembered for her community spirit and enthusiasm.

 

On behalf of Liverpool City Council, I humbly express my deepest condolences to Wendy’s husband David, her daughter Alison, and all of her family and friends during this difficult time.

 

May she rest in peace.

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Karnib                Seconded: Clr Ayyad

 

That Council writes to the families of Mr Mark Amos and Ms Wendy Tesoriero expressing our condolences for their loss.

 

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

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 5 February 2020 be confirmed as a true record of that meeting.

 

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

Declarations of Interest

 

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

 

Item:          CONF 01 Mayor and Councillors Charity Ball 2020

Reason:     Clr Hagarty is the Chairperson of one of the organisations who submitted an Expression of Interest.

 

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

 

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

 

Item:          COM 01 Grants, Donations and Corporate Sponsorship

Reason:     Clr Rhodes is a financial member of one of the organisations who submitted a grant application.

 

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

 

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

 

Item:          NOM 04 Flooding & Drainage Management Austral Precinct

Reason:     Clr Hadchiti lives in close proximity to the area.

 

Clr Hadchiti remained in the Chambers for the duration of this item.

 

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

 

Item:          CTTE 04 Minutes of the Liverpool Pedestrian, Active Transport and Traffic Committee Meeting held on 29 January 2020 (Leacocks lane, Casula – bus zone item).

Reason:     Clr Ayyad has relatives that live in Leacocks Lane, Casula.

 

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

 

STATEMENT FROM THE ACTING CEO REGARDING CORONAVIRUS AND SUPPORT FOR CHINESE COMMUNITY

 

The Acting CEO made the following statement:

 

“The Deputy Mayor and Councillors have asked me to read this Notice of Motion on coronavirus and it states:

 

We as leaders of the Liverpool City Council are exceptionally proud of the diversity and vibrancy of our city. Proud to be known for our welcoming and implicit nature and proud of our community spirit.

 

Liverpool’s Chinese community, residents and students are an integral part of our community.  We know that this is a worrying time for us all, when many are concerned for the health of family, friends and loved ones back home in China. Our support is more important than ever before, many businesses here in Australia have been affected, we as Councillors of Liverpool City Council stand together in solidarity with our Chinese community and the need for all of us to support our local restaurants.

 

Madam Mayor through the Deputy Mayor, I seek your support and all the Councillors to send a letter to the Chinese Ambassador and Consul-General expressing our condolences for all the lives that have been lost and our full support at these extremely difficult times for the Republic of China and its people.

 

Thank you.”

 

 

Public Forum

 

Presentation – items not on agenda

 

1.         Ms Suzanne Denslow addressed Council on the following matter:

 

Liverpool Animal Shelter

 

2.         Ms Cynthia Meta addressed Council on the following matter:

 

Liverpool Animal Shelter

 

Motion:               Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

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

 

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

 

3.         Ms Judith Ann Carter addressed Council on the following matter:

 

Liverpool Animal Shelter

 

Motion:               Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

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

 

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

 

4.         Mr David Milovanovic addressed Council on the following matter:

 

Dirt mounds at the Serbian Cultural Club, St Sava

 

Representation – items on agenda

 

5.         Ms Vicki Andrews addressed Council on the following item:

 

CORP 02: ..... Reducing Red Tape - Development of Policies, Standards, Charters, Procedures and Strategies

 

6.         Ms Helen Anderson addressed Council on the following item:

 

EGROW 07: . Endorsement of submission on Draft Western Sydney Aerotropolis  Plan and Aerotropolis Planning Package.

 

Motion:          Moved: Clr Shelton                   Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

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

 

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

 

Motion:          Moved: Clr Karnib                     Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

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

 

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

 

7.         Ms Leanne Sales addressed Council on the following item:

 

EGROW 07: . Endorsement of submission on Draft Western Sydney Aerotropolis  Plan and Aerotropolis Planning Package.

 

 

 

 

Motion:               Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

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

 

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

 

8.         Ms Narelle Sales addressed Council on the following item:

 

EGROW 07: . Endorsement of submission on Draft Western Sydney Aerotropolis  Plan and Aerotropolis Planning Package.

 

Motion:               Moved: Clr Kaliyanda          Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

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

 

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

 


 

MOTION OF URGENCY

 

ITEM NO:

MOU 01

SUBJECT:

Liverpool Animal Shelter

 

In accordance with Clause 8.3 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, the Chairperson, Deputy Mayor Karnib, ruled the following motion as urgent, and as such it was dealt with at this meeting.

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti / Clr Rhodes   Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That Council:

 

1.    Direct the CEO to immediately enter into negotiations with the land owner/purchaser of the current site which houses the Liverpool Animal Shelter with the aim of:

a)    Reaching an agreement to extend the current lease on the shelter in the short term; and

b)    Discussing the possibility of providing an animal shelter for the long term on the current site.

 

  1. Direct the CEO to write to Blacktown City Council advising them that Liverpool City Council will not take up their proposed offer to utilise the new to be built Animal Shelter;

 

  1. Simultaneously with point 1b) investigate and report back to Council at the April 2020 meeting concept plans for a new facility within our LGA on land currently owned by Council;

 

  1. Direct the CEO to report back to Council on medium term options within our LGA should that be required;

 

  1. Further investigate if the Western Sydney Parklands will not encourage a wildlife sanctuary into the Liverpool LGA section of the parklands a possible plan to include a wildlife sanctuary in an animal precinct close to the animal shelter;

 

  1. Form a Community Companion Animal Advisory Committee;

 

  1. Hire a suitably qualified Companion Animal Public Liaison Officer;

 

  1. Report quarterly to Councillors and annually via the Annual Report on the number of dogs and cats:

a.    Seized

b.    Returned to owner

c.     Surrendered by owner

d.    Impounded

                             i.    At Blacktown

                           ii.    Elsewhere

e.    Of those impounded

                             i.    Rehomed

                           ii.    Unsuitable animals euthanased

                          iii.    Sent to rescue organisations

                          iv.    Sold

 

  1. Request WSROC adopt a No Kill policy and encourage all member Councils to do the same; and

 

  1. Write to Local Government NSW to request the Companion Animal Act to better respond to cats.

 

Division:

Vote for:           Clr Ayyad, Clr Balloot, Clr Hadchiti, Clr Hadid, Clr Harle, Deputy Mayor Karnib, Clr Rhodes, Clr Kaliyanda and Clr Hagarty.

Vote against:   Clr Shelton.

 

 

MOTION OF URGENCY

 

In accordance with Clause 8.3 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, the Chairperson, Deputy Mayor Karnib, ruled the following motion (proposed by Clr Kaliyanda) was not urgent, and as such, it was not dealt with at this meeting.

 

It is however shown below for the record:

 

That Council:

 

Supports legislation introduced into NSW Parliament this week disqualifying real estate agents and property developers from holding the office of Councillor or Mayor.

 

 

 


 

Chief Executive Officer Report

 

 

ITEM NO:       CEO 01

FILE NO:        029349.2020

SUBJECT:     Biannual Progress Report - July-December 2019

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

 

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

 

 

MOTION TO BRING ITEM FORWARD

 

Motion                                   Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That item EGROW 07 Endorsement of submission on Draft Western Sydney Aerotropolis Plan and Aerotropolis Planning Package be brought forward and dealt with now.

 

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

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       EGROW 07

FILE NO:        039303.2020

SUBJECT:     Endorsement of submission on Draft Western Sydney Aerotropolis Plan and Aerotropolis Planning Package

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That Council endorse the submission on the Aerotropolis Planning Package and forward the submission to the Western Sydney Planning Partnership for consideration with the following amendments:

·         Dwyer Road Precinct should be included in the developments to be done before the airport opens;

·         The Luddenham village remain R2 and not be rezoned to the new agribusiness zone;

·         Remove Recommendation 9;

·         Delete recommendation 21 regarding zero carbon neutrality target;

·         Recommendation 22 – retain low rather than zero carbon;

·         Recommendation 23 – do not strike out the words “beyond compliance”;

·         Delete Recommendation 33 regarding wind turbines being a permitted use in the area;

·         Amend Recommendation 34 to provide a timeframe;

·         Amend Recommendation 36 to provide a timeframe for when the permissible uses transition to the new zoning; and

·         Amend Recommendation 37 to include protecting the heritage buildings in Luddenham Village.

 

Foreshadowed motion:         Moved: Clr Kaliyanda                 Seconded: Clr Hagarty

 

That Council endorse the submission on the Aerotropolis Planning Package and forward the submission to the Western Sydney Planning Partnership for consideration with the following amendments:

·         Dwyer Road Precinct should be included in the developments to be done before the airport opens;

·         The Luddenham village remain R2 and not be rezoned to the new agribusiness zone;

·         Recommendation 23 – do not strike out the words “beyond compliance”;

·         Delete Recommendation 33 regarding wind turbines being a permitted use in the area;

·         Amend Recommendation 34 to provide a timeframe;

·         Amend Recommendation 36 to provide a timeframe for when the permissible uses transition to the new zoning; and

·         Amend Recommendation 37 to include protecting the heritage buildings in Luddenham Village.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion (moved by Clr Hadchiti) was declared CARRIED and the Foreshadowed Motion (moved by Clr Kaliyanda) lapsed.

 

 


The Chairperson, Deputy Mayor Clr Karnib called a recess of Council at 7.53pm.

 

The Chairperson, Deputy Mayor Clr Karnib reopened the meeting at 8.03pm.

 

Clr Kaliyanda returned to the meeting at 8.06pm.

 

City Economy and Growth Report

 

 

ITEM NO:       EGROW 01

FILE NO:        324661.2019

SUBJECT:     Developer Contributions - instalment payments for secondary dwellings

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Ayyad                Seconded: Clr Hadchiti 

 

That this item be deferred to the March Council meeting until questions relating to the increases in section 7/11s, new fees and charges and the Compliance Levy can be answered.

 

Foreshadowed motion:       Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Kaliyanda

 

That Council:

 

1.    Resolve to exhibit draft Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Established Areas (Amendment 1) on public exhibition in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and regulations; and

 

2.    Delegate to the CEO authority to finalise Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Established Areas (Amendment 1) if no submissions opposing the changes are received.

 

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

 

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       EGROW 02

FILE NO:        003604.2020

SUBJECT:     Post Exhibition Report - Draft Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 (Amendment 25)

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That Council defer this item and a Councillor workshop be held on the matter.

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       EGROW 03

FILE NO:        004624.2020

SUBJECT:     Report on Implementation Strategy for Smoke-Free Areas

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes the report; and

 

2.    Continue to engage in opportunities to participate in organisations such as WSROC to continue to encourage and educate people about the outdoor smoke and smoking zone laws.

 

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

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       EGROW 04

FILE NO:        028362.2020

SUBJECT:     Post Exhibition Report - Draft Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (Amendment 78) and Draft Liverpool Development Control Plan (Amendment 35) - land subject to Basin 14 and Bernera Road, Edmondson Park

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton             Seconded: Clr Kaliyanda

 

That Council:

 

1.   Notes the Gateway determination for draft Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (Amendment 78) and the results of public exhibition and community consultation;

 

2.   Approves Amendment 78 to the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 and delegates authority to the CEO to liaise with the Parliamentary Counsel’s Office and the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to finalise Amendment 78;

 

3.   Adopts Amendment 35 to Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008, to come into effect upon the publication of the required notice in the local newspaper following gazettal of Amendment 78 to the LLEP; and

 

4.   Advises those who made a submission of Council’s decision.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

 


Clr Hagarty and Clr Hadid left the Chambers at 8.29pm.

 

Clr Hagarty returned to the Chambers at 8.30pm.

 

ITEM NO:       EGROW 05

FILE NO:        029355.2020

SUBJECT:     Draft Intermodal Precinct Committee Charter

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That Council endorse the Intermodal Precinct Committee Charter (and revoke the Intermodal Committee Charter) with the following amendments:

 

1.    Clause 4.1 FUNCTIONS be amended and renumbered to read:

a)    To ensure, through collaboration with the Intermodal Company, so that the negative impacts are minimised and financial mitigation offers are considered and utilised to improve the health and safety of residents in Liverpool.

b)    To provide advice to assist in any Council submissions on development or modification applications relating to the Intermodal development, with emphasis on minimising adverse impacts on the health of the community.

c)    To develop partnerships with relevant stakeholders, environmental groups and key organisations;

d)    To make recommendations to Council regarding achievement of positive and negative outcomes for the residents of Liverpool.

 

  1. Clause 7.1 Councillor Representation be changed from “One Councillor” to “Two Councillors”.

 

  1. Clause 7.3 Community Representation be changed to read:

 

Appoint a Selection Committee to appoint up to 5 voting community members.

 

  1. Clause 8.1 be changed to read:

 

The quorum to enable business to be transacted at meetings will be half the membership plus one and must include one Councillor and any other Councillor present although not a member of the committee may substitute the missing Councillor to make up the quorum.

 

 

 

 

  1. Clause 8.3 be changed to read:

 

Recommendations of the committee will be made on the basis of a majority consensus. At the discretion of the Chairperson a vote may be called to decide a matter. This may occur when a consensus cannot be reached or in a relation to a matter that is more significant in nature. In such cases, the matter will be resolved by a simple majority of those at the meeting, provided there is a quorum present. In the event of a tied vote, the Chairperson will exercise the deciding vote.

 

  1. An additional clause be added as below:

 

“The Chairperson must be called to resolve a matter.”

 

Foreshadowed motion:       Moved: Clr Balloot               Seconded: Clr Kaliyanda

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

Clr Shelton and Clr Balloot asked that they be recorded as voting against the motion.

 

 

 

 

 


Clr Hadid returned to the Chambers at 8.36pm.

 

ITEM NO:       EGROW 06

FILE NO:        032711.2020

SUBJECT:     Liverpool City Centre Car Parking Strategy

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Ayyad                Seconded: Clr Kaliyanda

 

That Council

 

1.      Adopts the Liverpool City Centre Car Parking Strategy 2020-2030.

 

2.      Identify locations within 100m of Liverpool train station, which Council owns or can acquire for a carpark, and for this to be reported to the April 2020 Council meeting.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 


Clr Rhodes left the Chambers at 8.36 pm.

 

Clr Ayyad left the Chambers at 8.36 pm.

 

City Community and Culture Report

 

 

ITEM NO:       COM 01

FILE NO:        330035.2019

SUBJECT:     Grants, Donations and Corporate Sponsorship

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

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

 

Applicant

Project

Recommended

Liverpool-Fairfield Community Radio

Transmission Upgrade

$10,000

 

That Council endorses the recommendation of $18,000 (GST exclusive) under the Matching Grants Program for the following projects:

 

Applicant

Project

Recommended

Holsworthy High P&C Association

Holsworthy Community Garden Greening Dreaming

$9,000

CuriousWorks Incorporated

GENerate 2168

$9,000

 

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

 

Applicant

Project

Recommended

Middleton Grange Public School

Lakeside Outdoor Learning Project

$5,000

 

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


Clr Rhodes returned to the Chambers at 8.37 pm.

 

City Corporate Report

 

 

ITEM NO:       CORP 01

FILE NO:        026342.2020

SUBJECT:     Investment Report January 2020

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That Council receives and notes this report.

 

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

 

 

 


Clr Balloot left the Chambers at 8.39pm.

 

Clr Ayyad returned to the Chambers at 8.39pm.

 

Clr Balloot returned to the Chambers at 8.41pm.

 

ITEM NO:       CORP 02

FILE NO:        028056.2020

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Kaliyanda          Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council:

 

1.    Rescind the following policies:

1.2.    Liverpool City Library Collection Development and Information Access Policy;

1.4.    On- Site Stormwater Detention Policy;

1.5.    Development Construction Specifications (superseded); and

1.6.    Development Design Specification (superseded).

 

2.    Convert the following documents to CEO-approved standards under the Development of Policies, Standards, Charters, Procedures and Strategies Framework:

2.2.    Liverpool City Library Collection Development and Information Access Standard and Procedures;

2.4.    On-Site Stormwater Detention Standard.

 

3.    The following policies remain as policies for the time being and be further reviewed at a later date:

                 i.          Liverpool Regional Museum Collecting and Care of Collections; and

                ii.          Footpath/Nature Strip Mowing

 

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

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       CORP 03

FILE NO:        030828.2020

SUBJECT:     Budget Review - December 2019

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Ayyad

 

That Council:

 

1.    Approves the identified budget variations in accordance with this report; and

 

2.    Transfer $1.5 million from the unrestricted reserves to City Presentation so that any required machinery can be purchased.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       CORP 04

FILE NO:        033098.2020

SUBJECT:     Draft Policy - Customer Engagement and Quality Assurance

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council:

 

  1. Not adopt the draft Customer Engagement and Quality Assurance Policy; and

 

2.    Direct the CEO to brief Councillors in April 2020 and give feedback to Councillors on any dashboards that are available to keep Councillors informed on the Customer Service tracking system.

 

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

 

Clr Shelton, Clr Hagarty, and Clr Kaliyanda asked that they be recorded as voting against the motion.

 

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       CORP 05

FILE NO:        034100.2020

SUBJECT:     Provision of Mail Services for Council

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That Council delegate authority to the CEO to negotiate directly with Australia Post to extend their engagement with Council to provide postal services for up to five (5) years (to February 2025) pursuant to 55(3)(i) of the Local Government Act 1993, for the following reasons:

a.      The security of core notice delivery to residents and ratepayers is a business-critical function; and

b.      Australia Post is broadly considered to be the most reliable and cost-effective provider of general mailout services to residents and ratepayers of the Liverpool Local Government Area.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


Clr Hagarty left the Chambers at 9.11pm.

 

Clr Hagarty returned to the Chambers at 9.14pm.

 

ITEM NO:       CORP 06

FILE NO:        036832.2020

SUBJECT:     Moorebank Intermodal

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That Council continue the exhibition period (due to expire on 10 March 2020) and at the completion of the period delegate authority to the CEO to progress funding in the event of no negative submissions being received.

 

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

 

Clr Shelton and Clr Balloot asked that they be recorded as voting against the motion.

 

 

 

 


 

Committee Reports

 

 

ITEM NO:       CTTE 01

FILE NO:        016614.2020

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Liverpool Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee Meeting held on 5 December 2019

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Liverpool Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee Meeting held on 5 December 2019.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       CTTE 02

FILE NO:        014461.2020

SUBJECT:     Liverpool Sports Committee Minutes of meeting held 28 November 2019

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Liverpool Sports Committee Meeting held on 28 November 2019.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       CTTE 03

FILE NO:        017708.2020

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Meeting held on 10 December 2019

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council meeting held on 10 December 2019.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       CTTE 04

FILE NO:        030126.2020

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Liverpool Pedestrian, Active Transport and Traffic Committee Meeting held on 29 January 2020

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That Council adopts the following recommendations of the Committee:

i)    Kurrajong Road and Cowpasture Road intersection, West Hoxton – Signs and line marking scheme for approved intersection upgrade

 

Council approves the signs and line marking scheme along the Kurrajong Road approach to its signalised intersection with Cowpasture Road

 

ii)   Cartwright Avenue and Maxwell Avenue, Miller – Proposed intersection upgrade

 

Council approves the proposed roundabout upgrade along with the associated signs and line marking scheme.

 

iii)  Moore Street and College Street, Liverpool – Proposed pedestrian refuge and reconfiguration of on-street parking arrangement

 

Council approves proposed kerb returns and footpath works as well as signposting of the proposed carpark off Moore Street as 2P parking 7am-6pm Monday to Friday and 7am-1pm Saturday.  

 

Council reviews the design of the proposed pedestrian refuge and, if required, re-submit the design to the Committee at a future meeting

 

iv)  Hume Highway, Casula –Proposed shared path

 

Council approves the proposed signs and line marking scheme associated with the proposed shared user path along the section of Hume Highway between De Meyrick Avenue and Grove Street, Casula.

 

v)   Liverpool City Centre - Festival of Chariot Community Event – Classification of event and conditions for rolling road closure

 

  Council classifies the event as a Class 2 Special Event requiring:

·     Submission of a Traffic Management Plan to TfNSW for endorsement

·     Advertisement of the event in local newspapers

·     Obtaining a Road Occupancy License from the Transport Management      Centre.

 

Council liaises with the event organisers, Police and local bus companies to minimise traffic impacts of the event.

 

vi)  Weir Crescent, Lurnea – Proposed Signs and Line Marking Scheme

 

Council approves installation of ‘BB’ lines at BB’ line marking at the 900 bend road section.

 

vii) Mannow Avenue and Carmichael Drive Roundabout – Proposed Reconfiguration

 

Council approves re-line marking with rumble bars at the existing Mannow Avenue and Carmichael Drive roundabout, West Hoxton

 

viii) Soldiers Parade and Greenway Drive Intersection, Edmondson Park - Proposed Roundabout

 

Council approves the installation of a roundabout at the Soldiers Parade and Greenway Road intersection, Edmondson Park.

 

ix)  Northumberland Serviceway, Liverpool – Proposed Special Community Event and Temporary Road Closure

 

Council classifies the ‘Love Livo Nights’ event as Class 3 Special Events requiring submission of Special Event Transport Management Plan to TfNSW and Police for information.

 

x)   Middleton Drive, Middleton Grange – Signs and Line Marking Scheme for a New Subdivision

 

Council approves the proposed traffic facilities and associated signs and line marking scheme in the sections of Southern Cross Drive, Middleton Drive and Monoplane Avenue, Middleton Grange.

 

xi)  Whitford Road, Partridge Avenue and Dotterel Street Intersection, Hinchinbrook – Intersection Upgrade

 

Council approves the proposed raised thresholds and associated signs and line marking on all the approaches to the existing roundabout at Whitford Road, Partridge Avenue and Dotterel Street intersection, Hinchinbrook, incorporating landscaping changes to discourage pedestrian movements

 

 

xii) Various Streets, Liverpool LGA - Community Requests for Minor Traffic Facilities

 

Kingsford Smith Avenue and Flynn Avenue roundabout, Middleton Grange Road Safety Concern

 

The findings of a road safety audit to be presented to the Committee at a future meeting.

 

170 Leacocks Lane, Casula – Bus Zone

 

Council approves installation of ‘Bus Zone’ signs along with pavement markings.

 

Cecil Hills – Speed Review

 

Council note that speed classifications will be carried out and the results with recommendations on traffic management will be presented to a future committee meeting.

 

Tucker Road/Cleary Place, Casula – Parking at Intersection

 

Council approves ’No Stopping’ yellow edge line at the Tucker Road/Cleary Place intersection, Casula.

 

Dampier Place, Prestons – Truck Parking

 

Council approves after hours truck parking in Dampier Place, Prestons.

 

Hill Road, Lurnea – Parking restrictions in the off-street car park

 

Council notes that stakeholder consultation will be carried out and the outcomes of the consultation will be presented to the Committee at a future meeting if required.

 

xiii) Liverpool City Centre – Review of Parking Restrictions

 

Council approves the proposed adjustments to the existing signs

 

xiv) : Items Approved Under Delegated Authority.

 

o Council approves the works endorsed through delegated authority approvals during the period between 11 November 2019 and 8 January 2020.

 

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

 

 

BRING ITEMS FORWARD

 

Motion                                   Moved: Clr Ayyad                Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That Council deal with the Notice of Motion items now and then move into Closed session immediately after dealing with those motions.

 

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

 


 

Notices of Motion

 

 

ITEM NO:       NOM 01

FILE NO:        033822.2020

SUBJECT:     Out of Office Hours Compliance Officers

 

BACKGROUND

 

It is not acceptable for Liverpool Council to only provide Compliance Officers to address the needs of the community between the hours of 9am to 4pm.

 

There are numerous reports from constituents directly to Councillors that the public are aware that it is publicly known that the Council’s Compliance Officers do not start before 9am and finish at 4pm Monday to Friday and that violations are on the increase outside those timeframes.

 

Council has to recognise that violations do not tab on and off in between 9am and 4pm and in fact the constituents knowledge of the compliance officers working hours has directed them to violate more outside those hours when they know the Compliance Officers are not clocked on.

 

Reporting of any violation to police outside the compliance officers working hours is not working.

 

Compliance complaints such as parking, and noise need to be addressed at the time of the violation and this is not currently being done.

 

At the recent Traffic Committee Meeting it was noted that it only takes one car to park illegally outside the Compliance Officer’s clock in time to park in the Liverpool City’s through traffic flow streets to cause considerable traffic congestion and disruption to Liverpool Constituents  getting to and from work.

 

Traffic congestion in the Liverpool CBD is not conducive to encouraging further business and job opportunities as we embark on selling Liverpool as the third city of Sydney. It is as equally damaging to our future prospects as the lack of provision of adequate parking to support business and jobs within the CBD.

 

In our suburbs Councillors are receiving more and more direct contact complaints by constituents who say they have lost confidence in reporting complaints through the Council complaints system or that they are frustrated by their issues falling outside the Compliance Officer’s clock in and out times.

 

It has been reported to Councillors of air quality violations that operate outside the Compliance Officer’s clock in or out times.

 

It has been reported to Councillors that noise complaints often occur on weekends when Council has no Compliance Officers on the ground and able to investigate the complaint at the time of the violation.

 

Violations are increasing in hours of operation outside the hours that Liverpool Council Compliance officers work and a solution has to be found.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION (submitted by Clr Rhodes)

 

That Council:

 

1.    Provide a costing report to the March Council Meeting for providing on the ground services by compliance officers during, and between 7am – 9am and 4pm – 10pm seven days a week each year.

 

2.    Consider:

a.    Cost to employ directly such officers under stipulated agreement to the hours needed by Council and not subject to overtime rates; and / or

b.    Cost in overtime to utilise existing compliance officers on a rotation basis to service the out of hours requirements of Council; and / or

c.    Contractual agreement through a local business with payment on invoice to Council for services supplied in responding to incidences within the outlined times.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       NOM 02

FILE NO:        033842.2020

SUBJECT:     Wildlife Protection Special Levy

 

BACKGROUND

 

The recent devastation of Australian wildlife through drought, fire and floods has made it vitally important that everything possible is being done to protect and promote their survival in an environment that is becoming increasingly hostile to them.

 

Australia’s international identity and tourism that contributes $57.3 billon to the Australian economy has to be retained at all costs.

 

We can no longer, not consider the harm that the urban sprawl is doing to the habitats of our wildlife and all levels of government including local government must have a unified understanding of the issues and a unified approach to the solutions needed.

 

Liverpool Council has to do its part. It is no longer a question of identifying established wildlife corridors, it is now a necessity for Liverpool Council to create safe corridors. To plant koala feeder trees within these corridors and most important to connect all corridors with neighbouring LGA’s and with safe road crossings where they are necessary in linking the corridors.

 

It is important more than ever that Liverpool Council continues discussions with the Department of Defence to make available corridors through their land to protect and nurture Australian wildlife.

 

It is important the wildlife corridors are created, locally, throughout the State of NSW and Nationally in order to provide Australian wildlife with access to routes without fences to escape any future fire threats.

 

It is not acceptable that 800 million of Australia’s wildlife was impacted by the recent fires.

 

It is not acceptable, that although Liverpool was not impacted in the recent fires, it is not acceptable that Liverpool does not respond to the warning and make sure we have done all that is possible to protect wildlife for not if it happens but when it happens in Liverpool.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION (submitted by Clr Rhodes)

 

That Council

 

1.      Recognises the importance of wildlife protection and the economic benefits that Australian wildlife continues to contribute through tourism to the local and national economies;

 

 

2.      Nominate a percentage proportion of the Environment Levy to be used to support wildlife protection through the Liverpool LGA.

 

3.      Provides all reports and communications in relation to all the above work already carried out and/or implemented by Council to Councillors.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That this item be deferred to a future council meeting.

 

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

 

 

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       NOM 03

FILE NO:        038959.2020

SUBJECT:     Rail Services West of Bankstown

 

BACKGROUND

 

The South West Metro project will soon begin, tearing up the existing Bankstown line and converting it to a metro. This will remove Liverpool's 'express' route to the City Circle. Transport for NSW is now seeking feedback on proposed rail service options for train stations west of Bankstown once the metro is open.

 

Council has previously advocated on behalf of the community for a genuine express service from Liverpool to the City Circle, it should do so again.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION (submitted by Clr Hagarty)

 

That Council:

 

1.      Makes a submission to Transport for NSW:

·         Endorsing Option 2, the restoration of the City via Regents Park line, as its preferred option;

·         Requesting peak services for Option 2 are genuine express services;

·         That Option 2 be implemented, not in 2024 when the Metro opens, but as soon as the existing Bankstown line is closed; and

·         That the route be named 'City via Regents Park' line.

 

2.      Continues to advocate for:

·         Genuine express services from Liverpool to the City Circle; and

·         Better public transport services in Liverpool.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Ayyad

 

That Council:

 

1.    Makes a submission to Transport for NSW:

·           Endorsing Option 2, the restoration of the City via Regents Park Line, as its preferred option;

·           Requesting peak services for Option 2 are genuine express services;

·           That Option 2 be implemented, not in 2024 when the Metro opens, but as soon as the existing Bankstown line is closed; and

·           That the route be named ‘City via Regents Park’ line.

 

2.    Continues to advocate for:

·         Genuine express services from Liverpool to the City Circle; and

·         Better public transport service in Liverpool.

 

3.    Immediately make a submission to Transport NSW to:

·           Lobby for an express service from Liverpool to Bankstown.

·           For this express service to be put in place before 2024 (opening of the South West Metro)

 

  1. Commission a study to assist the express service from Liverpool to Bankstown, identifying what infrastructure is required.

 

  1. Congratulate the NSW Government on the construction of the South West Metro and its commitment to bring it to Liverpool in the long term master plan.

 

  1. Continue to lobby for the South West Metro to be extended to Liverpool and to Western Sydney Airport.

 

  1. Make a submission to the relevant bodies advising them of Council’s position

 

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

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       NOM 04

FILE NO:        040359.2020

SUBJECT:     Flooding & Drainage Management Austral Precinct

 

BACKGROUND

 

All will be aware of the storm events that occurred over the weekend of the 8th & 9th of February 2020 with parts of the LGA impacted with flooding.

 

In the past the Director of City Presentation has actioned my requests for drainage management along, for example, Fourth Ave Austral.

 

Whilst I am no engineer or flood expert being on the ground in the Austral area on Sunday my eyes told me that the flooding would not have been so bad if water was able to freely run through the drainage channels and into Kemps Creek.

 

The Creek had capacity, but the water was struggling to get there for a variety of reasons, overgrowth in channels, channels along roads not interconnecting, small pipes under driveways at entry points to properties, etc.

 

I can expand on the above during the meeting and can provide photos if required.

NOTICE OF MOTION (submitted by Clr Hadchiti)

 

That Council:

 

1.   Direct the CEO to immediately put a plan in place to:

a.   Clear out the water channels along the road verges that collect water at Austral;

b.   Connect these channels to each other;

c.   Replace any driveway crossover pipes that restrict the flow of water; and

d.   Remove any trees in close proximity to the water channels which are deemed unsafe due to root exposure etc and plant replacement trees elsewhere in lieu of.

 

2.   Direct the CEO to urgently make contact with the Minister responsible for roads so that discussions can take place around the detrimental effects of the water detention basin they built on the Corner of Bringelly Road and Fourth Ave; and

 

3.   Allocate funds from the unrestricted reserve to ensure these works are funded immediately.

 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Ayyad

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       NOM 05

FILE NO:        040517.2020

SUBJECT:     Auditiory Processing Disorder

 

BACKGROUND

 

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is a problem with recognizing and interpreting the meaning of sounds. People with APD have normal hearing but have trouble listening, learning and concentrating in noisy environments, such as classrooms. Experts estimate that APD affects between 3 and 10% of school-aged children.

 

APD can often look like or be confused with language problems, learning difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Because of this, it can often be hard to diagnose. Diagnosis can also be hampered by the length and complexity of the testing process (it requires testing by 3 different specialized health professionals and can take over 4 hours), as well as the associated costs of testing.

 

Awareness of APD, both in the education system and in the broader community, is also very low. Liverpool has a large migrant and refugee community, many of who may not have ever come across APD previously.

 

Public libraries have many necessary functions. Not only are they an important meeting point for many within our community, they are also a reference point for information and resources. This is particularly true for marginalized members of our community, such as those from a refugee or migrant background, those with limited financial resources and those with disabilities.

 

Early diagnosis and intervention is crucial to closing the achievement gap for those with APD. Awareness and education about the existence of APD and its impact on people is an important step in facilitating early diagnosis.

 

Having resources and information available in public spaces can help those in our community with APD to feel like they are visible and acknowledged members of our community, and can hopefully help those who are not aware of APD to learn more and enable better outcomes for those in their family or social network.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION (submitted by Clr Kaliyanda)

 

That Council:

 

1.   Use Auditory Processing Disorder Awareness Day (4 April), as an opportunity to educate and raise awareness about APD in the Liverpool community;

 

2.   Work with Australian Hearing (the peak body for hearing and auditory processing related problems) to have educational resources available at our public libraries;

 

3.   Develop a public display at Liverpool City Library about APD for the community;

 

4.   Purchase phonics resources and educational materials for the regular collection of the Liverpool  library network; and

 

5.   Source educational resources about APD suitable for multicultural communities.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Kaliyanda          Seconded: Clr Hagarty

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       NOM 06

FILE NO:        040547.2020

SUBJECT:     Media in election period

            

BACKGROUND

 

With the Council election set for September this year it is important that Council focus on delivering services to the community and that no perception exist that Council resources are used for campaigning.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION (submitted by Clr Ayyad)

 

In the 6 months prior to any voting (including pre-poll), that Council no longer use any social media channel to display any picture or name of a Councillor or any other form of Council advertisement (including newsletters etc).

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Ayyad                Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

Subject to the provisions of the Local Government Act 1993, in the 6 months prior to any voting (including pre-poll), that Council no longer use any social media channel or any other form of Council advertisement (including newsletters etc.) to display any picture or name of a Councillor.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       NOM 07

FILE NO:        040536.2020

SUBJECT:     Personnel Matter

 

NOTICE OF MOTION (submitted by Clr Ayyad)

 

That Council move into closed session to discuss a personnel matter, in accordance with the provisions of section 10A(2)(a) of the Local Government Act 1993 because it contains personnel matters concerning particular individuals (other than councillors).

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Ayyad                Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 

 


Note:       The Question with Notice items (QWN 1 - QWN 11) as published in the Council Agenda are shown below. The response to QWN 01 is shown below. Responses to QWN 02 – QWN 11 will be included in the March Council Agenda). 

 

 

Questions with Notice

 

 

ITEM NO:       QWN 01

FILE NO:        025437.2020

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty - Community Sport Infrastructure Grants

 

Please address the following:

 

1.    Did Council make any applications for the Federal Government's Community Sport Infrastructure Grants? 

 

2.    If so, what for and how much was requested?

 

Response

Liverpool City Council did not submit any applications to the Community Sport Infrastructure grant program which closed in September 2018.

Two community sporting organisations in the Liverpool LGA were successful in gaining funding of $50,000 under this program.

  • Kemps Creek Soccer Club            ($50,000 – Floodlighting improvements)
  • Moorebank Soccer Club                ($50,000 – Floodlighting improvements)

 

Council subsequently provided support to both the Kemps Creek Soccer Club and Moorebank Soccer Club to complete their floodlighting projects.

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       QWN 02

FILE NO:        033779.2020

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Rhodes - Public Art for New Civic Centre

 

At a recent Art exhibition by local artists held at CPAC, there were a number of paintings based on the theme “The history of Liverpool”. It would be an opportunity for Council to support both local artists and provide appropriate art in the new Civic Centre.

 

Question

 

Could paintings be nominated by the public for possible purchase by Council to be hung in the new Civic Centre once it is built?

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the 25 March 2020 Council meeting business papers.

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       QWN 03

FILE NO:        033792.2020

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Rhodes - Seniors Community Consultation

 

Council recently identified the concerns seniors identified having a healthy, mind, body and feeling safe as what matters most to them and that Council will be considering policies and strategic directions towards creating and age-friendly City.

 

Questions

 

1.    When will Council be presenting policies to deliver an Age Friendly City?

 

2.    Will there be a specific Council workshop through which Councillors and Community are invited to participate?

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the 25 March 2020 Council meeting business papers.

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       QWN 04

FILE NO:        033799.2020

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Rhodes - Monitoring of Air Quality in Child Care Centres

 

Children’s services is working closely with NSW Health and the Rural Fire Services to ensure that risks are minimised for Children and their Families, protecting their health, while in Council’s Early Education Centres.

 

Questions

 

1.    What is Council doing to educate and protect the health of Children who do not attend Early Education Centres, or an Education Centre that does not belong to Liverpool Council?

 

2.    How can Liverpool Council ensure the protection of all Liverpool residents during periods of poor air quality?

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the 25 March 2020 Council meeting business papers.

 


 

ITEM NO:       QWN 05

FILE NO:        033804.2020

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Rhodes - Liverpool Community Hub

 

Recently Liverpool Council partnered with Community Hubs Australia to support the National Community Hubs Program in Liverpool.

 

The purpose of the Hubs are to:

 

Connect Families with each other, their school and existing services and local organisations, that can supply health, settlement support and socialising for Migrant mothers.

 

Questions

 

1.    What does the new National Community Hubs do that was not already being supplied through the Migrant Resource Centre other than a closer connection to the school children may attend?

 

2.    What is the manner in which Council has partnered with the new National Community Hubs, what does Council actually contribute?

 

3.    Does it cost Council money and if so how much?

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the 25 March 2020 Council meeting business papers.

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       QWN 06

FILE NO:        033809.2020

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Harle - Membership on Planning Panels

 

Council currently operates two Planning Panels that assess Development Applications.

 

One is the Local Planning Panel and the other is the Sydney Western City Planning Panel. Both Panels have Councillor appointed members.

 

Can Council ensure that whenever possible the required number of panel members are present at each of the meetings?

 

Over the past 18 months there has been a notable absence of the required number of panel members assessing development applications for the Liverpool LGA. This is despite having several alternative members listed on the eligibility list.

 

Is it possible to extend that list and ensure adequate community representation takes place at each and every Panel Meeting?

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the 25 March 2020 Council meeting business papers.

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       QWN 07

FILE NO:        040253.2020

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Ayyad - Memorial School of Arts

 

Please address the following:

 

1.    How much was spent on the upgrade of the surrounds of the school of arts?

2.    Who prepared the landscaping plan?

3.    How much was spent on the design of the landscaping plan?

4.    How much did it cost to deliver the landscaping plan?

5.    Can you please provide photos of the completed landscaping plan and any media releases related to it?

6.    When was the school of arts leased out?

7.    When was agreement reached?

8.    How much income has been received so far from the lease?

9.    When does the lease finish.

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the 25 March 2020 Council meeting business papers.

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       QWN 08

FILE NO:        040289.2020

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Section 7.11's

 

Please address the following:

 

1.    Is Council aware if the NSW Audit is undertaking a performance audit on Section 7.11 Contribution Towards Provision or Improvement of Amenities or Services, (of  the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979)?

 

2.   Has Council undertaken any audits internally/externally on s7.11’s during this term of Council and if so, can we be provided with these reports?

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the 25 March 2020 Council meeting business papers.

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       QWN 09

FILE NO:        040302.2020

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Contamination Reports

 

I thank staff for their response regarding contamination reports in the last business paper.

 

Please address the following:

 

1.    Has Council ever undertaken a survey from companies that have provided contamination reports as part of DA’s to seek feedback on Council processes?

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the 25 March 2020 Council meeting business papers.

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       QWN 10

FILE NO:        040317.2020

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Moorebank Recyclers

 

Please address the following:

 

1.      Has any progress been made on ensuring we don’t see a recycling facility in Georges Fair?

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the 25 March 2020 Council meeting business papers.

 

 


 

ITEM NO:

QWN 11

FILE NO:

040329.2020

SUBJECT:

Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Civic Place

 

Please address the following:

 

1.    By submitting an early works DA for Civic Place, can it be interpreted by the public that Council has already determined the final outcome of the building DA before a building DA has even been submitted?

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the 25 March 2020 Council meeting business papers.

 


Deputy Mayor Karnib called a recess of Council at 9.36pm.

 

Deputy Mayor Karnib reopened the meeting at 9.44pm - Clr Balloot and Clr Hadid were not in the Chambers when the meeting reopened.

 

The public were asked to leave the Chambers.

 

CLOSED SESSION

 

Deputy Mayor Karnib advised that Council would now move into Closed Session to deal with the confidential items on the Council Agenda in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 as outlined below:

 

 

CONF 01        Mayor and Councillors Charity Ball 2020

Item CONF 01 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(a)(g) of the Local Government Act because it contains personal matters concerning particular individuals (other than councillors); and, advice concerning litigation, or advice that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege

 

CONF 02        Minutes of the Civic Advisory Committee Meeting held 31 January 2020

Item CONF 02 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(a) of the Local Government Act because it contains personal matters concerning particular individuals (other than councillors).

 

CONF 03        RCL2828– Provision of Asbestos Removal, Site Remediation and Demolition Services

Item CONF 03 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(d i) of the Local Government Act because it contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it.

 

CONF 04        Proposed Acquisition of Lot C DP 19162, 78 Rickard Road, Chipping Norton under the Moorebank Voluntary Acquisition Scheme

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

 

CONF 05        Personnel Matter

Item CONF 05 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(a) of the Local Government Act because it contains personal matters concerning particular individuals (other than councillors).

 

 

Council moved into Closed Session at 9.44pm.

 

Clr Hagarty left the Chambers at 9.44pm.

 

Clr Hadid and Clr Balloot returned to the Chambers at 9.47pm.

 

 

Confidential Items

 

 

ITEM NO:       CONF 01

FILE NO:        040489.2020

SUBJECT:     Mayor and Councillors Charity Ball 2020

 

BACKGROUND

 

Councillors received a memo from the Mayor on the 14th February 2020 outlining a Mayoral Direction.

 

The purpose of this motion is to set aside the Mayoral Direction and for Council to follow the process as adopted by Council in order to determine the beneficiary of the Ball.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Set aside the Mayoral direction dated 14 February 2020; and

 

2.    Continue with its adopted policy as a means of determining the beneficiary of the Mayor & Councillors Ball proceeds.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That Council:

 

1.      Set aside the Mayoral direction dated 14 February 2020;

 

2.      Continue with its adopted policy as a means of determining the beneficiary of the Mayor & Councillors Ball proceeds; and

 

3.      The proceeds of the Charity Ball be shared evenly between CNA Italian Australian Services & Welfare Centre (NSW) Inc, and the Salvation Army.

 

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

 

Clr Kaliyanda asked that she be record as voting against the motion.

 

Clr Hagarty returned to the Chambers at 9.59pm.

 

 

 

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       CONF 02

FILE NO:        032893.2020

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Civic Advisory Committee Meeting held 31 January 2020

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Civic Advisory Committee Meeting held on 31 January 2020.

 

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

 

 

 

 


 

ITEM NO:       CONF 03

FILE NO:        018516.2020

SUBJECT:     RCL2828– Provision of Asbestos Removal, Site Remediation and Demolition Services

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Rhodes

That Council:

1.    Accepts the tenders from the following six contractors for RCL2828, to be issued with contracts for all Portions (A, B, C) for an initial three-year contract term, with the option of extending for two 12 month extensions:

·      Ford Civil Contracting Pty Ltd;

·      Beasy Pty Ltd;

·      RMA Contracting Pty Ltd;

·      CPA Contracting Pty Ltd;

·      Insite Remediation Services Unit Trust T/A Insite Remediation Services Pty Ltd; and

·      Liberty Industrial Pty Ltd.

 

2.    Makes public its decision regarding Tender RCL2828– Provision of Asbestos Removal, Site Remediation and Demolition Services.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 


 

ITEM NO:       CONF 04

FILE NO:        029732.2020

SUBJECT:     Proposed Acquisition of Lot C DP 19162, 78 Rickard Road, Chipping Norton under the Moorebank Voluntary Acquisition Scheme

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Approves the acquisition of Lot C DP 19162, 78 Rickard Road, Chipping Norton under the provisions of the Moorebank Voluntary Acquisition Scheme for the price and terms outlined in this report;

 

2.    Delegate authority to the CEO or her delegate to negotiate any reduction in price if required as outlined in this report;

 

3.    Upon settlement of the acquisition, classifies Lot C DP 19162, 78 Rickard Road, Chipping Norton as ‘Community’ land;

 

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; and

 

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

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

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

 

 

 

 


 

The Chairperson, Deputy Mayor Karnib asked that all staff leave the Chambers so that Councillors can deal with CONF 05.

 

 

ITEM NO:       CONF 05

FILE NO:        042261.2020

SUBJECT:     Personnel Matter

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved:  Clr Ayyad               Seconded: Clr Kaliyanda

 

That Council:

 

1.         Acknowledges the contributions and capabilities of the CEO over the course of the term.

 

2.         Expresses confidence in the leadership of the CEO.

 

3.         Indicates its belief that the newly elected Council should be afforded the opportunity to determine the CEO.

 

4.         Note that the current CEO’s contract will expire on 18 December 2020.

 

5.         For the avoidance of doubt, Council determines not to renew the contract of the CEO for the reason stated above (3).

 

6.         As per clause 5.2 of the contract, direct the Mayor to notify the CEO in writing of the decision within 48 hours from the conclusion of this meeting.

 

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

 

 

MOVE BACK INTO TO OPEN COUNCIL

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Balloot 

 

That Council move back into Open Session.

 

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

 

 

Deputy Mayor Karnib reopened the meeting at 11.57pm and read out the resolution for CONF 05 (as shown in points 1 – 6 above) which was passed in Closed Session.  

 

THE MEETING CLOSED AT 12.00am.

 

 

<Signature>

Name:

Title:   

Date:    25 March 2020

I have authorised a stamp bearing my signature to be affixed to the pages of the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on  26 February 2020. I confirm that Council has adopted these Minutes as a true and accurate record of the meeting.

 

 


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Chief Executive Officer Report

 

     CEO 01

Change of date for November 2020 Council meeting

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

011212.2020

Report By

George Georgakis - Manager Council and Executive Services

Approved By

Andrew Stevenson - Chief Strategy and Engagement Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The report seeks a resolution from Council to change the date of the November 2020 Council meeting so that it does not clash with the national Economic Development Conference being held in Liverpool from 18 – 20 November 2020.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council change the date of the Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday 18 November 2020 to Wednesday 25 November 2020 so that it does not clash with the national Economic Development Conference being held in Liverpool.

 

REPORT

 

Council at its meeting on 20 November 2019 determined its meeting dates for 2020. The November Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday 18 November clashes with the national Economic Development Conference being held in Liverpool from 18 – 20 November 2020.

 

As such, this report is submitted to Council for a resolution on an alternate date for the November Council meeting. The first meeting after the September 2020 Council elections will be held on Wednesday 21 October and the last meeting of the year will be held on Wednesday 16 December.

 

Due to the clash with the national Economic Development Conference, it is recommended that the November Council meeting be held on Wednesday 25 November. 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership

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

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

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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CEO 02

Motions for 2020 National General Assembly of Local Government

 

Strategic Direction

Generating Opportunity

Meet the challenges of Liverpool’s growing population

File Ref

054926.2020

Report By

George Georgakis - Manager Council and Executive Services

Approved By

Andrew Stevenson - Chief Strategy and Engagement Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council at its meeting on 5 February 2020 considered a report on the 2020 National General Assembly of Local Government (NGA) which will be held in Canberra from Sunday 14 June – Wednesday 17 June 2020.

 

At that meeting, a number of motions were proposed to be submitted to the NGA and Council resolved that a further report be submitted to the March Council meeting for Council to consider the motions.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council determine the motions to be submitted for debate at the 2020 National General Assembly of Local Government to be held in Canberra from Sunday 14 June – Wednesday 17 June 2020.

 

REPORT

 

Council at its meeting on 5 February 2020 considered a report on the 2020 National General Assembly of Local Government (NGA) which will be held in Canberra from Sunday 14 June – Wednesday 17 June 2020.

 

At that meeting Council resolved:

 

That Council:

 

1.   Notes that the 2020 National General Assembly of Local Government to be held in Canberra from Sunday 14 June – Wednesday 17 June 2020;

 

2.   Councillors to contact the Councillors Support Officer if wishing to attend; and

 

3.   Consider submitting the following motions for debate at the National General Assembly and a report be submitted to the March 2020 Council meeting for Council to consider the motions:

 

(The proposed motions are shown below, together with any relevant comment from Council staff to assist Council with their deliberations).

 

i.    Koala Protection Order

 

Proposed motion: That the NGA advocate for a National Koala Protection Order.

 

Background: Koala populations have been desecrated as a result of the Australian Bushfires and are under ever increasing threat by logging, the clearing of farming land and urban development. Unless there is a Nation Wide Protection Order with substantial fines and strict enforcement, Australia may lose its famous national icon forever.

 

Officer comment:

The proposed motion is consistent with Council’s existing position.

 

 

ii.   Drought Mitigation Action Plan

 

Proposed Motion: That the NGA advocate for Sustainable Long Term Drought Mitigation Action Plan

 

Background: That the NGA advocate for a National Action Plan to address negative impacts of drought to deliver sustainable, long term solutions that ensures water supply to all Australian cities and towns.

 

The recent drought has seen unprecedented number of towns run out of water requiring a national co-ordination to develop:

a)    A national plan to plant indigenous drought proofing trees that will encourage rain and the retention of water in top and sub soil.

b)    Limit on logging and land clearing plan that enforces for every tree removed 4 drought proofing trees must be planted and maintained in same local government area.

c)    Collection of flood waters into subterranean dams.

d)    A national water pipeline network.

 

Officer comment:

The proposed motion is consistent with Council’s existing position.

 

iii.  Sustainable Housing Development

 

Proposed motion: That the NGA advocate for the federal government to enforce national housing development regulations that:

a)    Limits housing developments to cover no more than 40% of block size in urban developments.

b)    Ensures that Housing developments comply with heat sink regulations by introducing substantial fines for noncomplying developments.

 

Officer comment:

It is recommended that these two motions not proceed as they are not matters under the responsibility of the federal government. Town planning is a state issue, governed by each states planning legislation. In NSW, it is the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act. These issues can be raised at the NSW Local Government Conference.

 

If the motions are to proceed, it is recommended that the first motion be reworded as follows:

a)   “That the NGA advocate to the NSW Government to amend State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) to limit site coverage for houses to no more than 40% of a block size in residential zones”.

 

The reason why it is proposed to amend the wording is that the NSW state government is responsible for planning matters in NSW, not the federal government. It is proposed to target the motion to dwelling houses as they are the predominate form of housing in Liverpool, particularly new release areas

 

The Liverpool LEP limits the floor space ratio (FSR) for new dwellings in most low-density residential areas to 0.5:1 and the Liverpool Development Control Plan (DCP) has controls relating to open space and landscaped area which controls site coverage. The Growth Centres DCP (which applies in Austral) limits site coverage for upper levels of houses to no more than 40% of the lot area.

 

SEPP (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 requires a minimum landscaped area for each dwelling depending on the lot size. For lots between 300m2 and 450m2, the minimum landscaped area per lot is 15%. This rises to 40% for lots between 900m2 and 1,500m2

 

It is recommended that proposed motion (b) be deleted as there are no “heat sink regulations” under NSW Planning Controls.

 

iv.  Feral Cats in urban areas

 

Proposed motion: That the NGA advocate for funding:

a)    From the Federal Government and NSW State Government to support changes that enables Council to provide services that identifies stray cats that are not microchipped, nor desexed and found on the streets to be microchipped, desexed and housed until rehomed.

 

Increase of feral cats in suburban areas continues to grow to near plague proportions. Cats can breed at just 6 weeks of age and subsequently every 6 weeks after birth of any litter.

 

Unless action is taken feral cat populations will only continue to grow to plague proportions. Local Government needs financial support to address this issue.

 

Officer comment:

This is not a federal government matter. The matter is more appropriate for the NSW Local Government Conference

 

Under current NSW State Legislation, cats are permitted to stray, however this does not apply to dogs as it is an offence to not have a dog under effective control in a public place.  Consideration should be given to amending the Companion Animals Act, (NSW) so the same legislation applies for cats. 

 

Once legislation is changed, fund Councils to identify stray cats that are not microchipped, or desexed and place in an appropriate shelter until rehomed.

 

The following changes are recommended to the proposed motion which would be more appropriate for the NSW Local Government Conference:

 

Stray Cats in urban areas

 

Proposed motion: That the NGA advocate changes to the NSW Companion Animals Act 1998 and for funding:

a)   Call for the State Government to change the Companion Animals Act and for the Federal Government and NSW State Government to fund Councils to provide services that identifies stray cats that are not microchipped, nor desexed and found on the streets to be microchipped, desexed and housed until rehomed.

Increase of stray cats in suburban areas continues to grow to near plague proportions. Cats can breed at just 16 weeks of age and subsequently every 12 weeks after birth of any litter.

 

Unless action is taken stray cat populations will only continue to grow to plague proportions. Local Government needs changes to the legislation and financial support to address this issue.

 

v.   Fast track Western City rail transportation network

 

Proposed motion: That the NGA advocate for the Federal Government to provide funding to fast track a rail transportation network in the Western City.

 

Officer comment:

It is recommended that the motion be amended as follows:

 

“Call on the federal government to provide funding to fast track the Leppington to Western Sydney Airport rail link extension and the Sydney Metro City and South West project from Bankstown to Liverpool as well as funding for the Fifteenth Avenue Rapid Transit Corridor project from Liverpool to Western Sydney Airport”.

 

The proposed motion is more targeted to key transportation initiatives that will have a significant positive benefit not just for Liverpool, but for the Western Parkland City.

 

vi.  Koala Sanctuary and wildlife hospital

 

Proposed motion: That the NGA advocate for State and Federal funding to provide Koala sanctuary and wildlife animal hospital in the southern end of the Western Sydney Parklands of the Liverpool LGA.

 

Officer comment:

The proposed motion is consistent with Council’s existing position.

 

The 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 attached. 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 following Councillors will be attending the NGA: Mayor Waller and Councillors Balloot, Hadid, Hagarty, Harle, Rhodes and Shelton.

 

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 tp 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.

 

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.         Call for Motions Discussion Paper

2.         National General Assembly Program

 


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Motions for 2020 National General Assembly of Local Government

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Call for Motions Discussion Paper

 

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Motions for 2020 National General Assembly of Local Government

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National General Assembly Program

 

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Chief Executive Officer Report

 

CEO 03

Response to QWN 15 Edmondson Park Commuter Car Parking from 5 February 2020 Council meeting

 

Strategic Direction

Generating Opportunity

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

File Ref

058398.2020

Report By

Tatjana Bozovic - Communications Assistant

Approved By

Andrew Stevenson - Chief Strategy and Engagement Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

At its 5 February Council meeting, Council requested that Council advocate that funding for rail in the Western City be fast-tracked.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive and note the report.

 

REPORT

 

At its 5 February Council meeting, Council requested that letters be sent to the relevant State and Federal Government ministers requesting that funding for rail infrastructure in the Western City be fast-tracked, including for the Metro and South West Rail link.

 

The letters also welcomed the NSW Government commitment to provide additional parking at Edmondson Park Station.

 

The letters were sent on 20 February 2020 to The Hon. Andrew Constance MP, Minister for Transport and Roads and The Hon. Alan Tudge MP, Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population. Both letters are attached for reference.

 

Council requested an update be provided at the March Council meeting as to when these letters were sent.

 

 

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

Facilitate economic development.

Environment

Promote an integrated and user friendly public transport service.

Support the delivery of a range of transport options.


Social

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


Civic Leadership

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

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Letter to The Hon. Alan Tudge MP

2.         Letter to The Hon. Andrew Constance MP


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Response to QWN 15 Edmondson Park Commuter Car Parking from 5 February 2020 council meeting

Attachment 1

Letter to The Hon. Alan Tudge MP

 

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Response to QWN 15 Edmondson Park Commuter Car Parking from 5 February 2020 council meeting

Attachment 2

Letter to The Hon. Andrew Constance MP

 

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Chief Executive Officer Report

 

CEO 04

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

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

071117.2020

Report By

George Georgakis - Manager Council and Executive Services

Approved By

Andrew Stevenson - Chief Strategy and Engagement Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

To report to Council on one instance where the Mayor, pursuant to Section 226(d) of the Local Government Act 1993 exercising in cases of necessity, the policy-making functions of the governing body of the Council between meetings of the Council.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council note and endorse the Mayoral Direction dated 17 March 2020 attached to the report.

 

REPORT

 

Section 226 of the Local Government Act 1993 outlines the role of the Mayor and Section 226(d) states that the role includes the following:

 

“To exercise, in cases of necessity, the policy-making functions of the governing body of the Council between meetings of the Council.”

 

On 17 March 2020 the Mayor made a determination/direction pursuant to the policy-making responsibilities under s.226(d) of the Act.

 

The Mayoral Direction relates to the decision to override clause 5 and 18.8 of the current Code of Meeting Practice and all charters of Committees of Council which refer to Councillors and committee members being personally present and in committee meetings in order to participate in them.

 

The determination/direction was necessary and could not be delayed until the April 2020 Ordinary Meeting of Council for the following reasons:

 

1.   The risk to staff, Councillors and members of the community due to the current situation with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic; and

 

2.   The need for the work of Council to continue, including its committee meetins, under these exceptional circumstances.

 

The Mayoral Direction is attached to the report.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

Costs associated with carrying out the Mayoral Direction.

Environment

Enhance the environmental performance of buildings and homes.

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.

Foster neighbourhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

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

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

Legislative

Section 226(d) of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Mayoral Direction dated 17 March 2020  

  


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Mayoral Direction dated 17 March 2020

 

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City Economy and Growth Report

 

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Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

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

File Ref

034212.2020

Report By

Nada Mardini - Manager Community Standards

Approved By

David Smith - Acting Director City Economy and Growth

 

 

Executive Summary

 

At its meeting of 5 February 2020, Council resolved:

 

That Council:

1.   Investigate the feasibility of developing a TNR program at Liverpool Animal Shelter;

2.   Involve local veterinarians and veterinary clinics in providing pro bono services to assist with the TNR program and rehoming of cats;

3.   Identify other organisations, i.e. the RSPCA, that may also be able to assist and add value to a local TNR program;

4.   Consider other measures that can be undertaken within the LGA to mitigate the impacts of feral cats on the local community and provide a report back to Council by the May 2020 Council meeting;

5.   Write to relevant State Minister recommending that the State Government adopt legislation similar to the Western Australian Cat Act;

6.   Addresses with WSROC the opportunity for WSROC to advocate for a regional solution;

7.   Include in the LGA and LGNSW Conference Agenda a call for the Federal and State Government to provide funding to Council, to change the Companion Animal Act and provide Council funding to enable councils to enact the new measures to identify stray animals and non-registered cats as homeless and desex and house the cats until homes can be found in order to address feral cat plagues in urban areas; and

8.   Bring its No Kill Policy to the next Council meeting for its consideration and that the report include some measurement in terms of what neighbouring Councils do or what the standard is across NSW.

 

This report provides as update on the actions required to be undertaken by Council in response to the resolution.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes this report.

 

REPORT

 

At its meeting of 5 February 2020, Council resolved the following in relation to feral cats and a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program:

 

That Council:

1.   Investigate the feasibility of developing a TNR program at Liverpool Animal Shelter;

2.   Involve local veterinarians and veterinary clinics in providing pro bono services to assist with the TNR program and rehoming of cats;

3.   Identify other organisations, i.e. the RSPCA, that may also be able to assist and add value to a local TNR program;

4.   Consider other measures that can be undertaken within the LGA to mitigate the impacts of feral cats on the local community and provide a report back to Council by the May 2020 Council meeting;

5.   Write to relevant State Minister recommending that the State Government adopt legislation similar to the Western Australian Cat Act;

6.   Addresses with WSROC the opportunity for WSROC to advocate for a regional solution;

7.   Include in the LGA and LGNSW Conference Agenda a call for the Federal and State Government to provide funding to Council, to change the Companion Animal Act and provide Council funding to enable councils to enact the new measures to identify stray animals and non-registered cats as homeless and desex and house the cats until homes can be found in order to address feral cat plagues in urban areas; and

8.   Bring its No Kill Policy to the next Council meeting for its consideration and that the report include some measurement in terms of what neighbouring Councils do or what the standard is across NSW.

 

 

 

 

Update on resolution points 1, 2 and 3

 

Council’s legal team has been requested to provide advice on the legality of such a program. Once this advice is received a report will be prepared for a future Council meeting. The RSPCA has prepared a research report on this matter which is included as Attachment 1 for Council’s information. This research report includes commentary on the lawfulness of such a program in Australia.

Update on resolution point 4

 

This item is being addressed by the City Environment department with a report to be prepared for the May 2020 Council meeting.

 

Update on resolution point 5

 

A letter has been sent to the Minister for Local Government on 3 March 2020 (Attachment 2).

 

Update on resolution point 6

 

A request has been sent by Council to the WSROC CEO who has agreed to place this matter on a future agenda for discussion. This will be followed up in due course.

 

Update on resolution point 7

 

Council will be considering motions relating to feral cats for the NGA Conference at this Council meeting. As the LGNSW Conference will be held in October 2020 a further report will be prepared for Council’s consideration closer to this time.

 

Update on resolution point 8

 

Council resolved on 27 July 2016 to operate Renbury Farm with a No Kill Policy.  This resolution followed the decision by Renbury Farm (shelter used by Liverpool City Council, Bankstown, Fairfield and Camden Councils) to close down due to ongoing online criticism and a number of petitions (one attracting more than 8000 signatures) requesting an audit of its operation due to concerns over animal hygiene and early euthanatising of healthy cats and kittens.  Council negotiated a lease agreement and took over the operation in December 2016 and named it the Liverpool Animal Shelter.

 

Several surrounding Councils operate a ‘no kill’ shelter, including Fairfield and Camden. Councils policy to operate the animal shelter as ‘no kill’ is directed by a Council resolution of 27 July 2016 which states:

 

“That Council is to operate Renbury Farm with a no kill policy”.

 

 

There is no other policy document which outlines in further detail this resolved policy position of Council.   

 

Available data on the NSW Companion Animal Register for the financial year 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 indicated the following regarding the number of cats entering the facility and euthanasia rates for this period:

 

Shelter

Numbers entered

Euthanised (%)

*Camden

89

39 (49%)

*Fairfield

65

37 (57%

*Liverpool

23

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Burwood

19

19 (100%)

Canterbury Bankstown

111

76 (68%)

Parramatta

284

140 (49%)

*Randwick

23

20 (87%)

*Woollahra

23

14 (61%)

Blacktown (current)

2003

876 (44%)

(*No Kill Policy)

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

Facilitate economic development.

Environment

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


Social

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


Civic Leadership

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

Companion Animals Act 1998.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         RSPCA Research Paper - TNR Program

2.         Letter to Minister for Local Government


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City Economy and Growth Report

 

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Destination Management Plan - First year review

 

Strategic Direction

Generating Opportunity

Create an attractive environment for investment

File Ref

036256.2020

Report By

Julie Scott - Manager City Economy

Approved By

David Smith - Acting Director City Economy and Growth

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The Destination Management Plan 2018/19 – 2022/23 (DMP) was adopted by Council in March 2019, with a review to take place within 12 months. This report provides a summary of DMP activities undertaken since its adoption, and a review of the DMP actions and their ongoing relevance.

 

A number of actions for the year 2019/20 were completed in the last 12 months. Highlights include:

·     Development of a visitor brand identity and marketing campaign

·     Development of Liverpool’s first official Visitor Guide

·     Promotion of Liverpool as a multicultural food destination

·     Promotion of Liverpool’s rich local heritage

·     Implementation of a student discount campaign with local businesses

·     Completed study to determine baseline visitation numbers

 

Upon review of the DMP, Council staff has determined that the Vision and Strategic Directions of the Plan remain consistent with Council’s Community Strategic Plan, Delivery Program and Operational Plan and vision for Liverpool LGA. As such, much of the DMP remains unchanged and all actions are current and ongoing. There are two additional actions, which are:

·     Support new street art each year throughout the local government area with a focus on the City Centre to create street art trails

·     Encourage business collaborations to create visitor experience precincts

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receive and note the report; and

 

2.    Receive a review of the DMP in March 2022.

 

 

REPORT

 

1.       BACKGROUND

The Destination Management Plan 2018/19 – 2022/23 (DMP) was adopted by Council in March 2019. The DMP is a five-year strategy detailing Council’s priorities for the development of the visitor economy in Liverpool.  Growing Liverpool’s visitor economy is part of Council’s broader vision to stimulate the local economy through the injection of new dollars, creation of employment opportunities and increased demand for local goods and services.

 

1.1     Vision

The vision for the DMP is, A place locals are proud to call home; celebrating and sharing our diversity, heritage and nature.

 

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

 

1.2     Strategic Directions

The DMP has five strategic directions:

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

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

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

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

5.   Leverage existing and emerging assets to grow Liverpool’s visitor economy

 

This report provides a summary of DMP activities undertaken since its adoption, and a review of the DMP actions and their ongoing relevance.

 

1.3     Actions

An Action Plan was developed, that included 20 broad actions, to be completed over from 2018/19 to 2022/23 of the DMP. Each action addresses one or more of the DMP’s Strategic Directions.

 

2.       REVIEW OF DMP

 

2.1     Review of Vision and Strategic Directions

Upon review of the DMP, it has been determined that the Vision and Strategic Directions of the Plan are still consistent with Council’s CSP, DPOP and vision for Liverpool LGA. No changes are required to these components of the DMP.

 

2.2     Review of Actions from March 2019 – March 2020

It has been determined that the actions within the DMP are still consistent with its Vision and Strategic Directions. As such, all actions are current and ongoing.

 

The following actions were assigned for completion from March 2019 to June 2020. A brief review on their progress is provided below.

 

Action in Destination Management Plan

Review

1.     Develop a visitor brand identity and marketing campaign plan

1.1. Develop a brand identity and marketing plan which is consistent across different components of the visitor economy

The brand Love Liverpool was developed in collaboration with students from Western Sydney University. The brand was officially launched in May 2019, and is now present across the local government area.

The logo is utilised for:

·  Promotion of all community events (on uniform and marketing collateral)

·  Liverpool Regional Museum uniform

·  Liverpool Regional Museum road sign

·  Liverpool City Council profile picture on Instagram

·  Council flags and banners

·  All tourism campaigns, including promotions in external publications, tourism videos and the Liverpool Visitor Guide

·  Student campaigns

1.2. Develop and deliver a Love Local campaign

The Love Local campaign is based on the tourism brand, Love Liverpool. The campaign is called Love Livo.

The campaign commenced with a social media campaign using the hashtag #LoveLivo to encourage locals to photograph and share what they love about Liverpool on Instagram. To encourage organic engagement, Council held a postcard competition where the top photographs shared on social media using the #LoveLivo would become postcards distributed through local hotels for the next 12 months. This will now become an annual campaign held in the first quarter of each year.

The hashtag is now regularly used on Instagram with 1,395 public posts using it as of the start of February 2020.

The Love Livo campaign has also created an Instagram series called Livo Stories. These stories showcase Liverpool as a vibrant multicultural city with people from all walks of life. It highlights some of the unique stories of Liverpool’s residents and workers.

The Love Liverpool campaign is divided into three categories, see, taste and do. This allows locals and visitors to recognise the diversity of offerings in the region. Examples include ‘see’ Casula Sculpture Walk, ‘taste’ multicultural food in the city centre and ‘do’ archery at Liverpool City Archers.

The campaign will continue to grow throughout 2020 into  2021.

1.3. Create an annual visitor guide and promotional collateral which is available in print and online. Guide should advise what Liverpool has to offer and encourage local businesses to utilise it to increase their own marketing development

Liverpool’s first official Visitor Guide will debut on 28 March 2020. It will highlight the great things to see, taste and do in the local area.

The guide features paid advertising from local businesses, recipes, maps and editorials about Liverpool. 7,000 copies will be distributed through hotels in Sydney, real estate agents, Visitor Information Centres across NSW and local businesses in Liverpool.

The guide will continue to be utilised to inform ongoing digital campaigns to reach a broader audience. The guide will also be utilised as a sales tool when attracting tour companies and events to the local area.

The guide will be updated annually.

1.4. Communicate with neighbouring visitor information centres about featuring Liverpool’s Visitor Guide

The Liverpool Visitor Guide will be placed in at least three visitor information centres in 2020 such as Camden, Parramatta and Southern Highlands.

1.5. Enhance the existing What’s On page on the Council website to allow the incorporation of a tourism webpage

Love Liverpool (tourism website) is now live on Council’s What’s On website –  www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/love-liverpool

1.6. Investigate opportunities for Liverpool to feature in third party marketing publications

Liverpool has featured in third party marketing publications such as Time Out.

Council will continue to seek marketing opportunities for tourism campaigns.

1.7.  Produce a city-wide visitor map

The city map will be available in the Liverpool Visitor Guide.

1.8. Develop a social media campaign strategy to market Liverpool as a tourism precinct through organic content that creates a positive image

The social media campaign with the #LoveLivo hashtag generated a positive image of Liverpool and encouraged people to share what they love about the area. The #LoveLivo hashtag continues to be well used and respected across various social media platforms. It has publicly been utilised over 1,300 times by residents, visitors and local businesses. The social media campaign continues to grow with increased recognition of the hashtag.

1.9. Evaluate Liverpool’s online presence and develop a plan to improve digital profile

Evaluation and plan complete.

1.11. Review Liverpool presence on third party tourism and travel website

Complete.

 

 

1.12 Audit the accessibility of visitor information for Liverpool and develop easy to access information as recommended by the NSW Government

Ongoing.

2.     Position Liverpool as a multicultural hub

2.1. Integrate Liverpool’s cultural diversity into the Love Liverpool campaign

Liverpool’s cultural diversity is at the forefront of the branding campaign highlighted through the Livo Stories and the Visitor Guide.

2.2. Promote and celebrate Liverpool’s unique specialty and cultural stores, for example, become the ‘Sari Centre’ of Sydney, increase recognition of an Iraqi Gold Souk and support the proposed indigenous cultural centre

The Visitor Guide focuses on celebrating the unique specialty and cultural stores available in the city centre.

Promotion of Liverpool’s cultural stores is an ongoing project throughout the implementation of the DMP.

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

4.1. Audit the signposting and wayfinding around Liverpool from a tourism perspective

Signage and wayfinding are addressed in the Liverpool City Centre Public Domain Master Plan, with a view to produce city centre and LGA-wide Signage Strategies that will take tourism needs into consideration.

4.2. Create a new strategy for signposting and wayfinding around Liverpool. This includes the gateways into Liverpool, such as motorways and public transport

Signage and wayfinding are addressed in the Liverpool City Centre Public Domain Master Plan, with a view to produce city centre and LGA-wide Signage Strategies.

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

6.1. Develop a framework for Council to support businesses so they are prepared to support the growth of the visitor economy

Ongoing.

6.2. Conduct workshops with local businesses on the impacts and benefits of a visitor economy

Workshops to be conducted by June 2021.

6.3. Develop a tourism e-kit based on Tourism Australia’s kit to help local businesses attract visitors through information and communication technology

Ongoing.

6.4. Consult with the tourism sector in the region to receive feedback and understanding to assist growth

Connections have been made with stakeholders in the tourism sector, and relationships are ongoing.

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

7.1. Develop a series of experience trails which can be utilised to promote the region, such as cultural, historical, indigenous, food and wine, biking and cycling

 

There are a series of trails featured in the Visitor Guide. These will continue to develop.

8. Leverage the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport development and related visitor growth to further expand and develop the local visitor economy

8.1. Identify what we can do immediately to start to position WSIA for tourism growth

Council actively promotes the WSIA Experience Centre for general public, business and investor visitation. Further actions related to tourism growth are ongoing.

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

9.1. Research the benefits of a holiday park to the LGA

Study currently being undertaken, due for completion in June 2020.

9.2. Identify a potential site for a holiday park within the LGA

Study currently being undertaken, due for completion in June 2020.

10. Grow Liverpool’s presence on guided holidays itineraries

10.1. Consult guided holiday and tour operators on the requirements to be a destination included in their itineraries

Ongoing.

11. Grow the local recreation tourism market.

11.1. Audit existing events and sports facilities located in Liverpool and their quality

Ongoing.

12. Establish Liverpool as a culinary tourism destination

12.3. Continue to enhance and promote culinary activities in the city through taste tours

Taste Cultural Food Tours conduct regular tours in the Liverpool city centre. In addition, Council conducts a regular program of corporate taste tours where Council invites a network of local businesses and workers to participate. Taste Tours are also advertised in the Visitor Guide.

13. Grow event-based visitation

13.1. Continue to support Casula Powerhouse to position itself as the leading Arts Centre in South Western Sydney

Ongoing throughout all major tourism campaigns.

13.2. Audit the existing business and events space and analyse whether they are meeting demand

Ongoing.

13.3. Investigate and study the requirements of a city to host major events through consultation with event organisations and comparative studies with other LGAs

Ongoing.

13.4. Explore opportunities to secure and attract iconic events which will attract people from across New South Wales including business, education, medical tourism, community and niche sectors in Liverpool

Council has attracted major events including, but not limited to, Australian Local Government Women’s Association Conference 2019, National Economic Development Conference 2020 and Iron Fest 2020. Council will continue to explore opportunities to attract major events in the future.

13.5. Develop a business and event guide to encourage the meeting, incentive, conference and events sector to utilise Liverpool as a host due to the variety of facilities available

Ongoing.

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

14.3. Investigate existing visitation rates and yield value from the medical sector to Liverpool and activities participated outside of work

Investigation complete. The proportion of day-trip visitors to Liverpool (5%) for medical reasons is higher than Western Sydney (2) and Sydney (4%). The average length of stay for medical reasons is four days which is higher than business visitors. In the year 2018, there were approximately 15,500 visitors to Liverpool due to medical reasons.

15. Capitalise on Liverpool’s rich local heritage

15.2. Collaborate with the Museum of Army Engineering to promote the museum as a quality, iconic attraction for Liverpool and a focal point for military history within the LGA

Ongoing collaboration, including featuring in the Visitor Guide.

15.4. Enhance and promote the experience of Liverpool Regional Museum

The Liverpool Regional Museum features heavily in Council’s tourism campaigns. This includes featuring in the Visitor Guide and tourism videos.

The Museum is also an active user of #LoveLivo hashtag on social media and includes the Love Liverpool logo in their campaigns. The Love Liverpool logo is now included in the new museum street sign. 

16. Build a strong education based visitor economy

16.1. Engage local education facilities to attract the families of international students to explore and visit the area they are studying in

Ongoing.

16.2. Engage with local businesses to develop a student discount campaign

In 2019 Council developed a new student discount campaign. The campaign was promoted to students through Council’s website, the urban screen, social media and their universities.

Council received mixed reviews from participating businesses. Some businesses received new customers as a result of the campaign, but others did not.

Council is currently reviewing the student discount program to renew and launch an improved campaign in 2020.

17. Facilitate increased visitor economy investment

17.2. Create a Liverpool Destination Product Development Opportunities Plan

Ongoing.

18. Provide ongoing support to the accommodation sector

18.2. Encourage accommodation providers to promote Liverpool as a destination, both online and in-house

Accommodation providers are provided with collateral for major events, Visitor Guide, etc.

19. Position Liverpool as a shopping destination

19.1. Increase Liverpool’s recognition as a destination for diverse shopping, including malls, boutiques, specialty stores, factory outlets and home maker centres

Liverpool’s shopping diversity is featured in the new Visitor Guide. It will continue to be highlighted in future campaigns and guides.

The proposed Westfield expansion will increase Liverpool’s recognition as a shopping destination.

20. Determine baseline visitation figures

20.1. Conduct a research study to determine baseline visitation numbers and data to Liverpool

Study completed in 2019, to be repeated in 2021.

The study determined that in the year ending 2018 Liverpool received 904,142 visitors of which 658,747 were day trippers, 193,640 were domestic overnight and 51,755 international. This has been updated in the DMP.

 

2.3     Additional Actions

As a result of industry collaboration and ongoing tourism development, two additional actions have been added to the visitor guide. These actions contribute to existing strategic direction of, “Support local businesses, groups and organisations to build and develop the visitor economy and their tourism products”. The new actions are:

·  Support new street art each year throughout the local government area, with a focus on the city centre to create street art trails.

·  Encourage business collaborations to create visitor experience precincts.

 

3.       TESTIMONIALS

Liverpool City Council has received the following testimonials in relation to the existing DMP:

 

·     The Paper Mill

Paper Mill Food is a food precinct in Liverpool and we are proud to use the #lovelivo hashtag frequently on social media. We are not only a restaurant precinct for locals, but a Western Sydney destination for those to visit from all around Sydney. The Liverpool guide in which we have an ad, will assist in bringing both the locals and tourists to the Liverpool area. This will not only help local businesses but boost the economy for the region.”

- Lara Wilson, Marketing Coordinator, The Paper Mill 

 

·     Liverpool Foodies and Growers Market

“To whom it may concern:

It is with pleasure that I send this testimonial. The Liverpool Growers and Foodies Market has loved working with Council. Susana Freitas, Tourism Development Officer, support has help us to focus our plans for the future.  She has kept us up to date with developments and events happening in the area as well as sharing contacts with other local business so that we can work together for the future of the LCA.”

- Marilyn Biel, Market Manager, Liverpool Foodies and Growers Market

 

·     Liverpool Regional Museum

“Liverpool Regional Museum has been an active participant in the Liverpool City Council Destination Management Plan and attended the 2019 launch at the Liverpool Foodies and Growers Market. Audience development and a positive visitor experience is a primary objective of the museum which has previously been challenging due to its location, insignificant wayfinding signage and modest marketing which resulted in a low profile.

 

Council staff have actively invited and included the museum within the ongoing DMP strategy, which has improved the museum profile as a Cultural Facility of Liverpool City Council and has contributed to increased visitation from the LGA and beyond under the ‘Lovelivo’ brand.

 

Recent museum re-branding has included the ‘lovelivo’ brand which introduces a fresh and contemporary appeal as we market to new audiences. Liverpool Regional Museum looks forward to being profiled in the forthcoming Liverpool Tourism Guide publication which will enhance and promote Liverpool to the wider community and visitors. The consultation process has been uncomplicated with pragmatic management. The museum welcomes further strategic developments.”

- Tony Nolan, Coordinator Museum & Heritage, Library & Museum Services

 

·     Winner of #LoveLivo social media competition 2019

“When the #lovelivo competition appeared on Facebook I thought it would be a good way to see Liverpool in a different light. After using Google Maps to find some interesting locations to photograph I thought it would be good to see what other entries there were so I had a look at #lovelivo on Instagram. This led me to discover the Paper Mill Food precinct (which I now frequent on a regular basis), going for walks with my kids around Lake Moore/Chipping Norton Lake and also visiting the new Casula adventure playground area. In addition to all of this, the regular advertising and promotion of events on Facebook has seen my family trying to take advantage of the opportunities and activities provided by our local council.”

- Troy Nuske, local resident and winner of the #LoveLivo competition in 2019

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

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

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

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

Facilitate economic development.

Facilitate the development of new tourism based on local attractions.

Culture and creative industries.

Environment

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


Social

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

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

Support policies and plans that prevent crime.

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

Deliver high quality services for children and their families.


Civic Leadership

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

Foster neighbourhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

Facilitate the development of community leaders.

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

Deliver services that are customer focused.

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

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Destination Management Plan - First year review and update 2020 (Under separate cover)  


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Strategic Direction

Creating Connection

Celebrate diversity, promote inclusion and recognise heritage

File Ref

035134.2020

Report By

Thomas Wheeler - Heritage Officer

Approved By

David Smith - Acting Director City Economy and Growth

 

 

Executive Summary

 

A draft conservation management plan has been prepared for the Former Liverpool Courthouse. The conservation management plan will guide the long-term conservation and maintenance of the courthouse. This report seeks approval from Council to place the draft document on public exhibition.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Place the Draft Former Liverpool Courthouse Conservation Management Plan on exhibition for a period of 28 days; and

 

2.    Delegates to the A/CEO the finalisation of the Draft Former Liverpool Courthouse Conservation Management Plan if no submissions are received; or receive a further report outlining details of the submissions received at the conclusion of the exhibition period.

 

REPORT

 

Background

 

The Former Liverpool Courthouse began operations in late 1800s as a conversion of the original convict barracks constructed in 1820. The building is of solid masonry construction and features elements of both the Colonial and Victorian design periods.

 

The Courthouse remained in operation until the 1970s when the functions of the building where transferred to a purpose-built courthouse. The building was then transferred to Council ownership where it has been used for a variety of purposes including a Community Health Clinic and accountancy.

The building is currently subject to negotiations with the University of Wollongong regarding a future use as a legal training facility. This will support the retention of the original courthouse features, but also facilitate much needed conservation works and public access.

 

Conservation Management Plans

 

The intent of a conservation management plan (CMP) is to complete a heritage assessment of a heritage object and prepare a document to guide future maintenance and conservation work.

 

The document has been prepared in accordance with NSW Government guidelines for best practice heritage management and the Burra Charter. The Burra Charter, adopted in 1979 (amended 1989 and 2013), defines the best practice standard based on an international UN and International Council on Monuments & Sites (ICOMOS) guidelines for managing cultural heritage places in Australia that has been endorsed by Heritage Council of NSW and the NSW Land & Environment Court.

 

The document will assist in future planning for the activation and management of the Former Liverpool Courthouse.

 

The process to develop a CMP is an ordered methodology involving the following steps:

1.    Identification of the place through analysis of its history and current form

2.    Assessment of the significance of the place as a whole and its elements against a standard set of criteria

3.    Analysis of relevant issues, constraints and opportunities affecting the object

4.    Recommendations for policies, strategies and actions to conserve the heritage values of the place and guide management decision making.

 

Draft Former Liverpool Courthouse Conservation Management Plan

 

The draft CMP has been prepared following a review of a previous Draft CMP prepared by Paul Rappoport Pty Ltd (now Heritage21). The consultant has reviewed the previous work undertaken and updated the document to address best practice requirements as well as the changing needs of the building and Council as the owner.

 

Accompanying the CMP is also a 20-year Cyclical Maintenance Plan and Schedule of Conservation Works, both documents will guide the critical works needed to facilitate the future use of the University of Wollongong as well as long term conservation and preservation.

Key recommendations of the conservation management plan are:

·      Conservation activities and processes are to be undertaken in accordance with the principles of the ICOMOS Australia Burra Charter;

·      The significant built fabric of the Former Liverpool Courthouse Complex is to be retained, protected, maintained and conserved in accordance with the principles of the Burra Charter.

·      The structures are to be managed and conserved to protect and enhance the features and characteristics that define its heritage significance;

·      Ongoing preservation, maintenance and repair of original and significant fabric must be carried out using appropriate methods and materials.

·      Consult with stakeholders where relevant. Potential stakeholders include: Heritage NSW, Liverpool City Council, Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council, National Trust of Australia (NSW), Liverpool and District Historical Society.

·      This CMP should be adopted by Liverpool City Council as the guiding management document relating to the heritage conservation of the Former Liverpool Courthouse Complex.

 

Public Exhibition

 

It is proposed to place the Draft Former Liverpool Courthouse Conservation Management Plan on public exhibition and invite comment through the following means:

·      A notice in “Liverpool City Council News” in the Liverpool Leader, local newspaper inviting people to review and comment.

·      The draft document being placed on the “On Public Exhibition” (Liverpool Listens) page of Council’s website.

·      Providing an electronic copy to members of Council’s Heritage Advisory Committee.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

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


Civic Leadership

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Draft Former Liverpool Courthouse Historical Archaeology Assessment. (Under separate cover)

2.         Draft Former Liverpool Courthouse Conservation Management Plan. (Under separate cover)  


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Ordinary Meeting

25 March 2020

City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 04

Draft Amendment to Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 - Part 1 General Controls (Chapter 26 Outdoor Advertising and Signage)

 

Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

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

File Ref

049640.2020

Report By

Luke Oste - Strategic Planner

Approved By

David Smith - Acting Director City Economy and Growth

 

 

Executive Summary

 

At its meeting of 27 April 2016, Council resolved to prepare an amendment to the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (LLEP) (Amendment 69) to permit third party advertising signage with consent in the B3 Commercial Core and B4 Mixed Use zones in the Liverpool city centre. A planning proposal was subsequently prepared which received a Gateway determination on 23 January 2018. Following Council’s resolution and subsequent Gateway determination, a review of draft Amendment 69 was undertaken to reconsider the need and appropriateness of third-party advertising signage within the Liverpool city centre resulting from the Liverpool city centre LEP Amendment 52.

 

At its meeting on 28 August 2019, Council considered this review and resolved to defer a decision on whether to progress with Amendment 69 until the Liverpool City Centre Public Domain Masterplan was submitted to Council and community consultation is undertaken. Council also resolved to publicly exhibit both the LEP amendment and the draft DCP amendment concurrently to seek community feedback.

 

Given the opportunity afforded by this process, a full review of the outdoor advertising and signage provisions of the DCP has been undertaken to improve clarity, rectify errors, and reduce complexity. It is recommended that Council endorses the draft DCP amendment and publicly exhibits it concurrently with draft Liverpool Local Environmental Plan Amendment 69.

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council endorses and places the draft amendment to the Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 – Part 1 General Controls (Outdoor Advertising and Signage) on public exhibition for a minimum period of 28 days in accordance with Clause 18 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

 

REPORT

 

Background

 

The LLEP 2008 provision applying to signage were reviewed by Council in response to a review of Council assets and representations received by Council to permit third party advertising signage within the local government area (LGA). Following this analysis, Council resolved at its meeting on 27 April 2016 to pursue an amendment to the LLEP 2008 to permit signage with consent in the B3 Commercial Core and B4 Mixed Use zones (Attachment 1). Currently, third party advertising signage is not permissible under the LLEP 2008.

 

A planning proposal has been prepared (draft Amendment 69) and was submitted to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment where it received a Gateway determination on 23 January 2018 (Attachment 2). On 28 August 2019, Council resolved to defer a decision on whether to progress with Amendment 69 to the LEP until the Liverpool City Centre Public Domain Masterplan was submitted to Council and community consultation undertaken. Council also resolved to “publicly exhibit draft Amendment 69 and the draft DCP amendment concurrently to seek feedback” (Amendment 3).

 

Current Context for Signage

 

Building identification signs’ and ‘business identification signs’ are currently permitted with consent in most of the LGA. These signs can only advertise the building, person or business located at the premises where the sign is located. Currently billboard signs and third-party commercial signs that advertise general goods or services are prohibited throughout the LGA. For the purpose of this report these signs will be referred to as “third party advertising signage”.

 

There are some specific circumstances where third party advertising signage is permitted within the Liverpool LGA. Advertisements in or on bus shelters are exempt development under the LLEP, meaning that no consent is required. Third party advertising signage is also permitted within transport corridor land under State Environmental Planning Policy No 64 – Advertising and Signage (SEPP 64). This includes advertising in the following locations:

·  The M5 and M7 motorway;

·  Along a railway corridor;

·  A road that is a freeway or tollway; and

·  Land that is owned, occupied or managed by the RMS and that is within 250m of a classified road.

 

Proposed Amendment to the LEP

 

Amendment 69 seeks to permit third party advertising signage with consent within B3 and B4 Zones. The Standard Instrument includes the following relevant definition:

 

signage means any sign, notice, device, representation or advertisement that advertises or promotes any goods, services or events and any structure or vessel that is principally designed for, or that is used for, the display of signage, and includes any of the following:

(a)  an advertising structure,

(b)  a building identification sign,

(c)  a business identification sign,

 

but does not include a traffic sign or traffic control facilities.

 

The amendment to the LEP would allow advertising structures and other signage with consent in B3 Commercial Core and B4 Mixed Use zones. The B3 and B4 zones are located solely within the Liverpool city centre.

 

Draft DCP Amendment - Outdoor Advertising and Signage

 

To facilitate third party advertising signage within the Liverpool city centre as proposed by Amendment 69, a concurrent amendment to the DCP has been drafted (Attachment 4). Within the DCP, proposals for signage and advertising are guided by detailed objectives and controls contained in Section 26 - Outdoor Advertising and Signage of Part 1 - General Controls for all Development.

 

The draft amendment to the DCP provides new objectives and controls to guide third party advertising proposals in the B3 and B4 zones. These changes provide objectives and guiding controls that will help to prevent visual clutter and adverse amenity impacts caused by the introduction of third party advertising within the Liverpool city centre.

 

Additionally, this amendment simplifies and consolidates the existing controls and objectives relating to outdoor advertising and signage more broadly. The existing Outdoor Advertising and Signage DCP chapter has been included for comparison (Attachment 5). The proposed DCP amendment ensures that the following is achieved:

·  References to policy, legislation and guidelines are updated;

·  Duplication of controls are removed;

·  Further clarity is provided where required for objectives and controls;

·  The quantity of objectives and controls is reduced;

·  Images and diagrams are updated; and

·  The layout and readability of this section of the DCP is updated and improved.

 

This DCP amendment has been informed by best-practice examples from other Sydney Council signage DCP’s and NSW Government policy and guidelines.

 

 

Next Steps

 

Should Council endorse this amendment, the next step would be to publicly exhibit the draft DCP for a period of 28 days in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 concurrently with draft Amendment 69 to the LEP. During this time, members of the public will be able to view the draft DCP and LEP Amendment and make a submission. Following the public exhibition process a further report will be presented to Council for consideration.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

Facilitate economic development.

Environment

There are no environmental considerations


Social

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


Civic Leadership

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

Legislative

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Council Resolution and Report - 27 April 2016 (Under separate cover)

2.         Gateway determination Amendment 69 LLEP 2208 (Under separate cover)

3.         Council Resolution and Report - 28 August 2019 (Under separate cover)

4.         Draft Amendment LDCP 2008 - Advertising Structures and Signage (Under separate cover)

5.         Current LDCP 2008 - Advertising Structures and Signage (Under separate cover)  


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Ordinary Meeting

25 March 2020

City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 05

Draft Amendments to Liverpool Contributions Plan 2009 and Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Liverpool City Centre to ensure clarity around the payment of development contributions for complying development certificates

 

Strategic Direction

Generating Opportunity

Meet the challenges of Liverpool’s growing population

File Ref

050882.2020

Report By

Shaun Beckley - Manager, Infrastructure Planning

Approved By

David Smith - Acting Director City Economy and Growth

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The purpose of this report is to make minor housekeeping amendments to Liverpool Contributions Plan 2009 and Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Liverpool City Centre to ensure clarity around the payment of development contributions regarding complying development certificates and to update old clause referencing in the Plans (i.e. previous s94 and s94A of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act).

 

Some development types subject to development contributions under these Plans can be approved by either a Development Application (DA) or a Complying Development Certificate (CDC). Council requires the payment of development contributions for development authorised by the contributions plans irrespective of how that development was approved (i.e. by either a DA or a CDC). The proposed housekeeping amendment makes this existing requirement explicit in the Plans. 

 

There is a separate report in the business papers relating to instalment payments for development contributions for secondary dwellings under Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Existing Areas. The changes proposed to the above development contributions plans are also included in this Plan to ensure clarity around the payment of development contributions for complying development certificates.

 

Similar changes to that proposed above are also required to Liverpool Contributions Plan 2008 – Edmondson Park and Liverpool Contributions Plan 2014 – East Leppington. Council is currently undertaking a comprehensive review of these plans and the changes proposed will be incorporated into these plans and reported to a future Council meeting once the review is completed.

 

No changes are required to Liverpool Contributions Plan 2014 – Austral / Leppington North Precincts.

The proposed amendments will not change the development contributions amount payable on any development, rather the changes ensure clarity around the payment of development contributions for complying development certificates.

 

If supported by Council, the amendment to the contribution’s plans will be placed on public exhibition in accordance with the provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and the Regulations.

 

If any submissions are received opposing the changes, a report will be submitted to Council following exhibition. If no submissions are received opposing the amendment, it is recommended that Council delegate authority to the A/CEO to finalise the amendment.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Exhibits draft Liverpool Contributions Plan 2009 (March 2020 Amendment) and draft Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Liverpool City Centre (March 2020 Amendment) in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and regulations; and

 

2.    Delegates to the A/CEO authority to finalise Liverpool Contributions Plan 2009 (March 2020 Amendment) and Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Liverpool City Centre (March 2020 Amendment) if no submissions opposing the changes are received.

 

REPORT

 

Liverpool Contributions Plan 2009 is a Section 7.11 plan that applies to development in older release areas, including Hoxton Park, Prestons, Carnes Hill and Middleton Grange. Development contributions are levied on a range of development including new residential subdivisions, industrial development, schools and service stations.

 

Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Liverpool City Centre is a Section 7.12 plan that applies to development within the Liverpool City Centre generally bounded by the Georges River, the Moore Point precinct and the railway line to the east, the Hume Highway to the north and west and the Shepherd Street Precinct and Atkinson Street to the south. Development contributions are levied for all development except infrastructure works.

 

Both Plans levy contributions on a range of development types, some of which can be approved by a complying development certificate (CDC). A recent review of Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Existing Areas highlighted the need to clarify the role of private certifiers in supporting Council to efficiently administer development contributions payments for development approved by a CDC.

 

To ensure clarity around the payment of contributions for complying development certificates, and reinforce the role of the certifier, amendments are proposed to Liverpool Contributions Plan 2009 and Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Liverpool City Centre. These amendments are detailed in Table 1 and Table 2 below.

 

There is a separate report in the business papers relating to instalment payments for development contributions for secondary dwellings under Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Existing Areas. The changes proposed to the above development contributions plans are also included in this Plan to ensure clarity around the payment of development contributions for complying development certificates.

 

Similar changes to that proposed above are also required to Liverpool Contributions Plan 2008 – Edmondson Park and Liverpool Contributions Plan 2014 – East Leppington. Council is currently undertaking a comprehensive review of these plans and the changes proposed will be incorporated into these plans and reported to a future Council meeting once the review is completed.

 

No changes are required to Liverpool Contributions Plan 2014 – Austral / Leppington North Precincts.

 

It is also proposed to update old clause referencing in the Plans (i.e. previous s94 and s94A of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act) wherever they occur in the Plans.

 

Changes to text are shown in the tables in bold.

 

Table 1 – Proposed changes to Liverpool Contributions Plan 2009

Proposed Change

Comment

Section 3.4 - Include March 2020 in the table of amendments

Ensure amendment is enacted correctly.

3.6 - Types of Development to be levied

Council will levy all development in Liverpool, whether approved by a development consent or complying development certificate, which generates the need for additional amenities, facilities and services, which the Council provides. 

Ensures clarity that contributions are required for any type of approval (DA or CDC)

Section 3.7.1

Council will require, as a condition of development consent (on a development application or complying development certificate), the payment of a monetary contribution and/or the dedication of land for the provision of public facilities specified in this Contributions Plan, from development, which it considers will contribute to the need for those facilities. The Contributions Plan applies to development applications determined after the plan comes into force.

Reinforces contributions are required for any type of approval (DA or CDC)

Section 3.7.1 – insert at end of section:

 

Complying Development Certificates and Principal Certifying Authorities

In accordance with Cl 146 of the EP&A Regulation 2000, a certifying authority must not issue a construction certificate for building work or subdivision work under a development consent unless it has verified that each condition requiring the payment of levies has been satisfied.

 

In accordance with Cl 136L of the EP&A Regulation 2000, a certifying authority must not issue a complying development certificate for work unless it has included a condition requiring payment of contributions prior to commencement of work.

 

In particular, the certifier must ensure that the applicant provides a receipt(s) confirming that levies have been fully paid and copies of such receipts must be included with copies of the certified plans provided to the Council in accordance with Cl142(2) of the EP&A Regulation 2000.  Failure to follow this procedure may render such a certificate invalid. The only exceptions to the requirement are where a works in kind, material public benefit, dedication of land or deferred payment arrangement has been agreed by the Council.

 

In such cases, Council will issue a letter confirming that an alternative payment method has been agreed with the applicant.

Ensures certifiers understand their role within the certification process as it relates to contributions.

 

Note: This wording is consistent with the changes proposed in CP 2018.

Change references to Section 94 or S94A to Section 7.11 or S7.12 as required throughout the plans

Housekeeping amendment to ensure consistency of the CP with current legislative references.

 

Table 2 – Proposed changes to Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Liverpool City Centre

Proposed Change

Comment

Section 2.5 - Include March 2020 in the table of amendments

Ensure amendment is enacted correctly.

2.7 - Types of Development to be levied

 

Except as provided for by this clause, this Plan applies to:

·      Residential accommodation, insofar as the Plan authorises the imposition of a requirement for a development contribution for the types of public amenities and public services described in this Plan; and

·      All development, other than residential accommodation insofar as the Plan authorises the imposition of a requirement for a development contribution for the types of public amenities and public services described in this Plan,

whether approved by a development consent or complying development certificate.

Ensures clarity that contributions are required for any type of approval (DA or CDC) where CP 2009 applies.

Section 2.8

Levying of Contributions

 

Council will require, as a condition of development consent (on a development application or complying development certificate), the payment of a monetary contribution and/or the dedication of land for the provision of public facilities specified in this Contributions Plan, from development, which it considers will contribute to the need for those facilities.

Reinforces contributions are required for any type of approval (DA or CDC)

Section 2.8

Timing of payment of the levy

 

Monetary contributions are required to be paid to Council: prior to the issuing of the Construction Certificate, whether by Council or a Private Certifier.

a)   for development approved as a development application, prior to the issuing of the Construction Certificate; or

b)   for development approved as a complying development certificate, prior to the commencement of works, whether approved by Council or a Private Certifier.

Clarifies when the payment of contributions is required, regardless of application type (DA, CC, CDC) and approval authority (Council, Private Certifier).

Section 3.7.1

Construction certificates Certification and the obligation of accredited certifiers

 

In accordance with Cl 136L of the EP&A Regulation 2000, a certifying authority must not issue a complying development certificate for work unless it has included a condition requiring payment of contributions prior to commencement of work.

 

In accordance with Cl 146 of the EP&A Regulation 2000, a certifying authority must not issue a construction certificate for building work or subdivision work under a development consent unless it has verified that each condition requiring the payment of levies has been satisfied.

Ensures certifiers understand their role within the certification process as it relates to contributions.

 

Note: This wording is consistent with the changes proposed in CP 2018 – Existing Areas and CP 2009.

 

There will be no change to the cost of development as a result of the proposed amendments.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

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

Environment

Manage the environmental health of waterways.

Support the delivery of a range of transport options.


Social

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


Civic Leadership

Deliver services that are customer focused.

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

Legislative

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Draft Liverpool Contributions Plan 2009 - March 2020 amendment (Under separate cover)

2.         Draft Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 Liverpool City Centre March 2020 amendment (Under separate cover)  


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Ordinary Meeting 25 March 2020

City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 06

Draft Amendment 1 to Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Existing Areas - Instalment Payments for Secondary Dwellings

 

Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

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

File Ref

056459.2020

Report By

Shaun Beckley - Manager, Infrastructure Planning

Approved By

David Smith - Acting Director City Economy and Growth

 

 

 Executive Summary

 

At its meeting on 11 December 2019, Council resolved to develop:

 

a policy that allows s7.11 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).

 

The purpose of this report is to facilitate changes to Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Existing Areas (CP 2018) to enable instalment payments as previously resolved by Council and clarify the relationship between complying development certificates and the payment of development contributions.

 

This report was presented to Council at its meeting on 26 February 2020 to implement this resolution (Attachment 1). Council subsequently resolved:

 

That this item be deferred to the March Council meeting until questions relating to the increases in section 7/11s, new fees and charges and the Compliance Levy can be answered).

 

A response to the questions raised at the 26 February 2020 Council meeting has been provided separately to Councillors.

 

Council cannot allow for payment of development contributions by instalment for development approved by a Complying Development Certificate (CDC), as provisions regarding payment of contributions for CDCs are set by the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

 

If supported by Council, the amendment to the CP 2018 will be placed on public exhibition in accordance with the provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and the Regulations.

 

 

If any submissions are received opposing the changes, a report will be submitted to Council following exhibition. If no submissions are received opposing the amendment, it is recommended that Council delegate authority to the A/CEO to finalise the amendment.

 

There is also a separate report in the business papers relating to minor housekeeping amendments to other Development Contributions Plans to ensure clarity around the payment of development contributions regarding complying development certificates.

 

The changes proposed to those plans have already been included in CP 2018 when it was reviewed in 2018. However, to ensure alignment, an additional update to CP 2018 is required to clarify that development contributions are required to be paid whether or not a development is approved by a Development Application or a Complying Development Certificate.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Exhibits draft Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Established Areas (Amendment 1) in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and Regulations; and

 

2.    Delegates to the A/CEO authority to finalise Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Established Areas (Amendment 1) if no submissions opposing the changes are received.

 

 

REPORT

 

The purpose of this report is to facilitate changes to Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Existing Areas to enable instalment payments of development contributions as previously resolved by Council and clarify the relationship between complying development certificates and the payment of development contributions.

 

At its meeting on 11 December 2019, Council resolved to develop:

 

“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).”

 

A report was presented to Council at its meeting on 26 February 2020 to implement this resolution. A copy of this report is included in Attachment 1.

 

Council subsequently resolved:

 

“That this item be deferred to the March Council meeting until questions relating to the increases in section 7/11s, new fees and charges and the Compliance Levy can be answered.).

 

A response to the questions raised at the 26 February 2020 Council meeting has been provided to Councillors and an extract of the response specifically relevant to contributions is included below:

 

“The land and works components of our Contribution Plans are indexed quarterly, based on land valuation reports and CPI respectively. CPI for works is used to ensure that the cost to deliver a specific item reflects the real cost to Council, rather than using the original figures in a contributions plan. Given the significant change to property prices over recent years, the base cost included for land in Council’s contribution plans becomes outdated very quickly. To ensure the contribution rates reflect actual costs, Council applies a quarterly indexation for land based on property valuations.

 

Indexation of contribution plan items (land and works) is undertaken to better align the funds collected with the real cost of delivery. This approach minimises the financial impact on Council in meeting any shortfall associated with the increased cost over time of land and materials.

 

The increase in contributions since 2016 is dependent on the specific location and what infrastructure items are being provided in that area”.

 

Development contributions for secondary dwellings are an important source of funds to enable Council to upgrade roads and parks within existing communities. The proposed amendment to Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Existing Areas seeks to provide flexibility in the timing of payment of development contributions for secondary dwellings rather than change the way that contributions are calculated.

 

There is a separate report in the business papers relating to minor housekeeping amendments to other Development Contributions Plans to ensure clarity around the payment of contributions regarding complying development certificates. The changes proposed to those plans have already been included in Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 – Existing Areas when it was reviewed in 2018. However, to ensure alignment, an additional update to CP 2018 is required. Specifically, Section 3.8 Payment of Contributions is proposed to be updated as follows (changes in bold):

 

Council will require, as a condition of development consent (on a development application or complying development certificate), the payment of a monetary contribution for the provision of public facilities specified in this Contributions Plan, from residential accommodation and subdivisions designed for residential accommodation, which it considers will contribute to the need for those facilities. The Contributions Plan applies to development applications determined after the plan comes into force.

 

This change has been included in the draft CP included as Attachment 2.

 

Implementation of Council’s resolution of 11 December 2019 as recommended in this report will provide a level of support to applicants who may experience challenges paying the required contribution in one payment.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

Facilitate economic development.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

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


Civic Leadership

Deliver services that are customer focused.

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

Legislative

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Council report 26/2/2020 - instalment payments for secondary dwellings (Under separate cover)

2.         Draft Liverpool Contributions Plan 2018 Established Area (Amendment 1) (Under separate cover)  

 


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Ordinary Meeting

25 March 2020

City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 07

Post Exhibition Report - Draft Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (Amendment 76) - Schedule 1 Amendment to permit vehicle sales or hire premises at 36-36A Kookaburra Rd, North Prestons

 

Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

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

File Ref

052134.2020

Report By

Luke Oste - Strategic Planner

Approved By

David Smith - Acting Director City Economy and Growth

 

Property

36-36A Kookaburra Road, North Prestons

Owner

Perpetual Corporate Trust LTD    

Applicant

Craig Thomas (Logos Property)

 

 

Executive Summary

 

At its meeting on 29 May 2019, Council resolved to support a planning proposal to amend Schedule 1 of the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (LLEP 2008) to enable an additional permitted use of vehicle sales or hire premises at 36-36A Kookaburra Road, North Prestons and to forward the planning proposal to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for a Gateway determination.

 

This report updates Council on the Gateway determination which was issued for the planning proposal (Draft Amendment 76) and the results of the state agency and community consultation undertaken in support of the amendment.

 

It is recommended that Council support the making of Amendment 76 and delegates to the A/CEO the authority to liaise with the Parliamentary Counsel’s Office to finalise the LEP amendment. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Notes the Gateway determination for draft Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (Amendment 76) and the results of public exhibition and community consultation; and

 

2.    Approves Amendment 76 and delegates authority to the A/CEO to liaise with the NSW Parliamentary Counsel’s Office to finalise the amendment.

 

Report

 

Background

 

At its meeting on 29 May 2019, Council resolved to:

1.   Note the advice of the Liverpool Local Planning Panel;

2.   Support in principle the planning proposal to amend Schedule 1 of the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 to permit vehicle sales or hire premises as a land use permitted with consent at Lot A and B Kookaburra Road, Prestons (Lot A and B DP 408207);

3.   Delegate to the CEO to make any typographical or other editing amendments to the planning proposal if required;

3.   Forward the planning proposal to the Department of Planning and Environment pursuant to Section 3.34 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, seeking a Gateway determination;

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

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

 

The Planning Proposal

 

This planning proposal is site specific and relates to land at 36-36A Kookaburra Road, North Prestons (Lots A and B DP408207). The site is approximately 1.2km south-west of the M7 in the Prestons Industrial Estate. The site is surrounded by IN3 zoned land to the north and IN1 zoned land to the south. The nearest residential development is located approximately 235m south of the site with additional dwellings located approximately 325m to the north-west of the site. Cabramatta Creek and associated bushland is located to the west of the site, forming a border between the Prestons Industrial Estate and the surrounding residential area.

 

Figure 1 – Aerial photograph of the subject site (purple) and operation extent of the site (red) (Source: Nearmap)

 

Objectives of the Planning Proposal

 

The key objective of the planning proposal is to enable vehicle sales to be undertaken at the site. This sales activity is proposed to occur within the existing warehouse on site and on a portion of the existing hard-stand area outside the warehouse.

 

Gateway determination

 

A Gateway determination (Attachment 1) was received from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment on 4 November 2019 and required the following actions:

1.   Prior to public exhibition, the planning proposal is required to be amended as follows:

a.   use Council’s template for the exhibited version of the planning proposal;

b.   update the references to the address of the subject land to 36 and 36A Kookaburra Road, North Prestons;

c.   expand the description of the proposed clauses to explain in detail the intent of the controls; and

d.   update the consistency of the planning proposal with section 9.1 Directions 3.4 Integrating Land Use and Transport, Direction 4.3 Flood Prone Land and 6.3 Site Specific Provisions

 

2.   Public exhibition is required under Section 3.34(2)(c) and Schedule 1 Clause 4 of the Act as follows:

(a)  The planning proposal must be made publicly available for a minimum of 28 days; and

(b)  The planning proposal authority must comply with the notice requirements for public exhibition of planning proposals and the specifications for material that must be made publicly available along with planning proposals as identified in section 6.5.2 of A guide to preparing local environmental plans (Department of Planning, Industry and Environment 2016).

 

3.   Consultation is required with Roads and Maritimes Services (RMS) under Section 3.34(2)(d) of the Act and/or to comply with the requirements of relevant section 9.1 Directions. RMS is to be provided with a copy of the planning proposal and any relevant supporting material, and given at least 21 days to comment on the proposal.

 

The Gateway determination authorised Council as the local plan making authority to make Amendment 76.

 

Consultation

 

Public Authority Consultation

 

In accordance with the Gateway determination, Transport for New South Wales (formerly RMS) were consulted. No objection to the proposal was received, and subject to Council being satisfied that safe access to Kookaburra Road will be provided/maintained from the existing local road network (Attachment 2).

 

Community Consultation

 

In accordance with the Gateway determination, the planning proposal was placed on public exhibition from 11 December 2019 to 29 January 2020. The additional length of the community consultation period above the prescribed 28 days was to ensure that ample time was provided to the community to respond over the summer holiday period. This additional time was provided in accordance with Clause 16 within Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

 

The public exhibition process included notices on Council’s website, the Liverpool Leader newspaper and an advertising poster in Council’s administration centre.

No submissions were received.

Conclusion

The Gateway requirements, including public exhibition and community consultation for Draft Amendment 76 have been satisfied. No submissions were received during the public exhibition of the proposal and as a result no changes are proposed.

 

This report recommends that Council approves Amendment 76 and delegates authority to the A/CEO to liaise with the Parliamentary Counsel’s Office to finalise the amendment.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

Facilitate economic development.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

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

Legislative

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Gateway Determination

2.         TfNSW (RMS) Submission


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EGROW 07

Post Exhibition Report - Draft Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (Amendment 76) - Schedule 1 Amendment to permit vehicle sales or hire premises at 36-36A Kookaburra Rd, North Prestons

Attachment 1

Gateway Determination

 

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EGROW 07

Post Exhibition Report - Draft Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (Amendment 76) - Schedule 1 Amendment to permit vehicle sales or hire premises at 36-36A Kookaburra Rd, North Prestons

Attachment 2

TfNSW (RMS) Submission

 

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Ordinary Meeting

25 March 2020

City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 08

Street Naming Request - Edmondson Park

 

Strategic Direction

Generating Opportunity

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

File Ref

054341.2020

Report By

Christopher Jattan - Administration Officer - Planning & Transport Strategy

Approved By

David Smith - Acting Director City Economy and Growth

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report seeks a Council resolution on a current street naming request in Edmondson Park.

 

The proposed name, Macdonald Road is proposed for a new road located between Campbelltown Road and Bernera Road, Edmondson Park.

 

The proposed name has been assessed using Council’s Naming Convention Policy and has been granted pre-approval in consultation with the Geographical Names Board (GNB) of NSW.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Supports the naming of Macdonald Road;

 

2.    Forwards the name to the Geographical Names Board (GNB), seeking formal approval;

 

3.    Publicly exhibit the name in accordance with Council’s Naming Convention Policy, for a period of 28 days, following formal approval from the GNB; and

 

4.    Authorises the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to undertake the process of gazettal, if there are no submissions received during public exhibition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPORT

 

Background

 

On 10 July 2014, Council staff wrote to the GNB to rename part of Croatia Avenue to Bernera Road through the suburb of Edmondson Park. This was due to the existing extent of Croatia Avenue (at the time) being split, with one part allowing for realignment (creating a new link from Camden Valley Way) directly into the town centre and another part following the existing extent of the road, as per Figure 1 below.

 

Figure 1: Diagram indicating part of Croatia Avenue being renamed Bernera Road

 

After being endorsed by Council and the GNB, and following public consultation, the eastern extent of Croatia Avenue retained its name, whilst the realigned western portion was named Bernera Road.

 

 

 

Current Proposal

 

Council received a request from Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to name the proposed road from Campbelltown Road to Bernera Road as Mcdonald Road. Figure 2 shows the extent of the recently constructed road in red and the future extension of this road (where it will meet Bernera Road) in blue dashed.

 

The street name has been assessed using Council’s Naming Convention Policy and checked for duplication using the GNB’s Online Road Naming System.

 

Council notes that there is a duplication of the road located in Lurnea which is 5.7km away and therefore would be contrary to the Naming Convention Policy if this were a new road. However, GNB have given pre-approval for the road and future link road to be named as Macdonald Road as it is an extension of the existing Macdonald Road in Bardia and not a new road.

Figure 2: Proposed street name (red marking), future link road (blue marking) which will join Bernera Road.

 

Next Steps

 

If supported by Council, the above name will be forwarded to the GNB for formal approval and if approved, placed on public exhibition for 28 days in the local newspaper and notified to relevant stakeholders, seeking endorsement. Relevant stakeholders include Australia Post, NSW Ambulance, Fire and Rescue NSW, NSW Rural Fire Service, NSW State Emergency Service, NSW Volunteer Rescue Association, Transport for NSW and NSW Police Force.

 

Council officers will consider all submissions during the public notification period. The three potential scenarios following exhibition are as follows:

·         If there are objections from the relevant agencies, Council will not proceed with the naming request. The applicant will be notified of the outcome. A report to Council will be prepared for the next available meeting outlining the reason for rejection.

·         If there are no objections, the naming request will proceed to the NSW Parliamentary Counsel’s Office (PCO) for gazettal under the delegation of the Chief Executive Officer (or delegate).

·         Any submissions from the community during the public notification period will be considered. If there is strong community opposition, or reason to reconsider the proposed names, a report will be prepared for the next available Council meeting recommending withdrawal of the naming proposal. If Council decides to support the proposal, the naming request will proceed to the PCO for gazettal under the delegation of the Chief Executive Officer (or delegate). If Council decides not to adopt the naming proposal, the applicant will be notified in writing outlining the reason for rejection.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.

Social

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

Civic Leadership

Foster neighborhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

Legislative

Roads Act 1993.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

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Ordinary Meeting

25 March 2020

City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 09

Post Exhibition Report - Draft Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 (Amendment 25)

 

Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

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

File Ref

056601.2020

Report By

Graham Matthews - Senior Strategic Planner

Approved By

David Smith - Acting Director City Economy and Growth

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report was originally presented to the 26 February 2020 Council meeting for consideration. Council resolved to defer consideration pending a further briefing session. A further briefing session was held for Councillors on 11 March 2020 and was in addition to the briefing session held on 26 November 2019.

 

Amendment 25 amends Parts 1 and 4 of DCP to make the DCP consistent with changes made to Liverpool Local Environmental Plan (LLEP) 2008 by the Liverpool City Centre LEP amendment (Amendment 52).

 

Public exhibition of Amendment 25 was undertaken between 6 November and 4 December 2019. One submission was received from Endeavour Energy. An internal submission was also received from Council’s Floodplain and Water Management department.

 

Matters raised in the submissions and by Councillors are addressed in the body of the report.

 

This report recommends that the minor amendment to Section 6 of Part 1 of the DCP proposed by Council’s Floodplain and Water Management department be incorporated. Otherwise, this report recommends that Amendment 25 to the LDCP be adopted without further amendment. It is also recommended that the A/CEO be authorised to finalise the amendment.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Adopts draft Amendment 25 to the Liverpool Development Control Plan (Part 1 and Part 4) (Attachment 1 and 2) and authorises the A/CEO to finalise Amendment 25 including the correction of any minor typographical errors to come into effect upon the publication of the required notice in the local newspaper; and

 

2.    Notifies those who lodged a submission of Council’s decision.

 

REPORT

 

Background

 

At its 29 March 2017 meeting, Council resolved to authorise the CEO to finalise LDCP (Amendment 25), once the Liverpool city centre LEP amendment, LLEP 2008 (Amendment 52) was finalised by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE). However, in finalising LLEP 2008 (Amendment 52), DPIE made changes to the LEP amendment, which necessitated the re-drafting of Part 4 LDCP 2008, to make it consistent with Amendment 52 as gazetted by DPIE.

 

At its 20 October 2019 meeting, Council resolved to re-exhibit draft Liverpool Development Control Plan (LDCP) 2008 (Amendment 25) for 28 days and that a briefing be arranged for Councillors during the exhibition period. This briefing to Councillors was undertaken on 26 November 2019. Council also resolved to receive a further report on the outcomes of public exhibition.

 

Consistent with the requirements of Clause 21A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, the redraft of Part 4 of LDCP 2008 was also referred to the Liverpool Design Excellence Panel (DEP) for consideration. A briefing was held with the Panel on 14 November 2019.

 

This report was originally presented to the 26 February 2020 Council meeting for consideration. Council resolved to defer consideration pending a further briefing session. A further briefing session was held for Councillors on 11 March 2020 and was in addition to the briefing session held on 26 November 2019.

 

Public exhibition

 

Public exhibition commenced on 6 November 2019 and concluded on 4 December 2019. Two submissions were received, one from Endeavour Energy and the other from Council’s Floodplain and Water Management department. Copies of Part 1 and Part 4 of the LDCP (with tracked changes incorporating recommended amendments) are included in Attachment 1 and Attachment 2 respectively.

 

Endeavour Energy submission  

 

Endeavour Energy requested that the Council reconsider controls in Sections 4.2.5 and 4.3.6 of Part 4 of LDCP 2008, which require that:

·    Electricity substations … must be properly integrated into the building design to minimise disruption and visual clutter in the ground plane and streetscape (Section 4.2.5, control 3, subsection k); and

·    Electricity substations (where required) shall be situated within the building or its basement (Section 4.3.5, control 4).

 

The Endeavour Energy submission states that Endeavour Energy prefers the use of pad-mount substations, constructed outside buildings, often in the public domain. Nevertheless, the Endeavour Energy submission also notes that, “this may leave limited opportunity for landscaping or screening or adoption of prudent avoidance principles”. It goes on to note that, “The utilisation of indoor substations where appropriate may help ensure quality urban outcomes across the Liverpool city centre.”

 

While external pad-mount substations are the preference of Endeavour Energy, the submission makes clear that Council may prefer that substations are incorporated into the building design to ensure quality urban outcomes across the city centre. Referral of specific Development Applications to Endeavour Energy would continue to occur, pursuant to the requirements of State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007, giving Endeavour Energy the opportunity to comment on a particular development.

 

Council has requested a meeting with senior staff at Endeavour Energy to discuss how we may collaborate to ensure the need for additional substations do not compromise quality public realm in Liverpool city centre.

 

It is recommended that no changes to this clause be made.

 

Councillor Briefing

 

As required by the Council resolution of 20 October 2019, a briefing was held for Councillors on 26 November 2019. Councillors were briefed in detail on the proposed amendments to Part 4 of the DCP. Questions raised and the response is detailed in the Summary and Response to Submissions table (Attachment 3).

 

Some Councillors raised concern about the lack of parking in the Liverpool CBD and requested consideration be given to increasing requirements for on-site parking in the Liverpool city centre, to account for perceived higher use of cars in the community.

 

It was advised in the briefing that:

·    Minimum parking rates, for developments in the Liverpool city centre on land zoned B3 Commercial Core or B4 Mixed Use are determined by Clause 7.3 of LLEP 2008 and that under the Environmental Planning and Assessment (EP&A) Act 1979, provisions of a DCP may not contradict those of an LEP;

·    Section 3J of the Apartment Design Guidelines (ADG), prepared in accordance with State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) 65, reduces the requirement for on-site parking for buildings developed within 800m of a metropolitan railway station. This provision takes precedence over parking rates in the LLEP 2008 and LDCP 2008; and

·    Most residential flat buildings and mixed-use buildings in the Liverpool City Centre are within 800m of either Liverpool or Warwick Farm railway stations and are therefore subject to reduced parking requirements.

 

The DCP must be consistent with the provisions of the LEP and SEPP 65. It is therefore recommended that no changes to this Clause be made.

 

A further briefing session was held for Councillors on 11 March 2020 and was in addition to the briefing session held on 26 November 2019.

 

Liverpool Design Excellence Panel

 

The redraft of Part 4 LDCP 2008 was provided to the DEP on 8 November 2019, pursuant to the requirements of Clause 21A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000. A detailed briefing was provided to the DEP on 14 November 2019. The DEP did not provide any comments on the DCP changes and therefore no changes have been proposed.

 

Council submission

 

The submission from Council’s Floodplain and Water Management department proposes minor amendments to Section 6 of Part 1 of the DCP - Water Cycle Management, including subsections 6.1, 6.4 and 6.5. The minor amendments seek to achieve consistency throughout the DCP to encourage the harvest of rainwater and urban stormwater run-off, where appropriate, and to clarify requirements for the disposal of pumped stormwater to Council’s stormwater pits. Full details of the proposed amendments are included in the Summary and Response to Submissions document (Attachment 3).

 

The proposed amendments increase the clarity and functionality of the DCP. It is recommended that these proposed amendments to Part 1 LDCP 2008 be adopted.

 

Conclusion

 

Finalisation of Draft LDCP 2008 (Amendment 25) will update the Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008, to make it consistent with LLEP 2008 (Amendment 52). The amended DCP will provide accurate guidance to those wishing to redevelop property in the Liverpool City Centre, in particular those wishing to take advantage of the development bonuses afforded by Clause 7.5A of LLEP 2008.

 

It is recommended that Council adopt the changes to Part 1 and 4 of the DCP and authorises the A/CEO to finalise Amendment 25 including the correction of any minor typographical errors to come into effect upon the publication of the required notice in the local newspaper.

 

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

Facilitate economic development.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

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


Civic Leadership

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

Legislative

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Part 1 DCP (with post exhibition amendments) (Under separate cover)

2.         Part 4 DCP (as exhibited) (Under separate cover)

3.         Summary and Response to Submissions    


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EGROW 09

Post Exhibition Report - Draft Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 (Amendment 25)

Attachment 3

Summary and Response to Submissions

 

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Ordinary Meeting

25 March 2020

City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 10

Out of Office Hours Compliance Officers

 

Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

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

File Ref

057507.2020

Report By

Nada Mardini - Manager Community Standards

Approved By

David Smith - Acting Director City Economy and Growth

 

 

Executive Summary

 

At its meeting of 26 February 2020, Council resolved:

 

That Council:

 

1.    Provide a costing report to the March Council meeting for providing on the ground services by compliance officers during, and between 7am – 9am and 4pm – 10pm seven days a week each year.

 

2.    Consider:

a.    Cost to employ directly such officers under stipulated agreement to the hours needed by Council and not subject to overtime rates; and / or

b.    Cost in overtime to utilise existing compliance officers on a rotation basis to service the out of hours requirements of Council; and / or

c.    Contractual agreement through a local business with payment on invoice to Council for services supplied in responding to incidences within the outlined times.

 

This report addresses the above resolution and provides the costings for rostered staff to cover the hours between 7am and 10pm seven days per week. This cost is estimated to be $770,000 annually or if an on-call roster is preferred, the estimate cost is $90,000 annually.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive and note the report.

 

 

 

REPORT

 

At its meeting of 26 February 2020, Council resolved: 

 

That Council:

 

1.   Provide a costing report to the March 2020 Council Meeting for providing on the ground services by compliance officers during, and between 7am 9am and 4pm 10pm seven days a week each year.

 

2.   Consider:

a.   Cost to employ directly such officers under stipulated agreement to the hours needed by Council and not subject to overtime rates; and / or

b.   Cost in overtime to utilise existing compliance officers on a rotation basis to service the out of hours requirements of Council; and / or

c.   Contractual agreement through a local business with payment on invoice to Council for services supplied in responding to incidences within the outlined times.

 

Current Working Hours

 

It is assumed that areas of concern that resulted in the above resolution relate to parking enforcement and noise complaints outside Council’s normal operating hours.  These areas are currently dealt with by the Regulatory Services group (Parking Officers and Rangers). Noise matters are handled by the Environmental Health Officers (other than barking noise which is handled by Rangers).

 

The Rangers currently work on a seven days a week roster between 8am and 4.30pm with the Animal Rangers on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  However, Parking Officers working within the Liverpool CBD on foot, work between 8am and 4.30pm enforcing Road Rules, particularly relating to metered parking.

 

The Environmental Health Officers who deal with noise complaints work under a flexible working hours arrangement covering core hours between 8am and 6pm.

 

Work, Health & Safety Consideration

 

Any proposal to provide compliance services outside of normal business hours must consider Council’s Work, Health and Safety obligations under current Workplace Safety laws. Council’s Safety & Wellbeing Coordinator has provided advice on this proposal, including risks that would need to be managed if this proposal proceeds:

·    Managing the risk of slips, trips and falls by working in the dark. Most areas in the CBD are artificially lit and some areas in the CBD and outer suburbs are not well lit;

·    Ensuring that there is adequate support for workers operating outside Council’s general operating hours up to 10pm, including escalation notification to a supervisor if any incidents occur;

·    Managing the risks of potential assaults on staff as foot traffic in the CBD after hours is less than during the day, especially in areas away from Westfield and areas that are popular in the CBD after hours; as well as outside the CBD.

 

Costing of the Proposals

 

The following costings have been provided as required by Council’s resolution.

 

(a)  Rostered staff to cover the hours of 7am to 10pm

This proposal will require two shifts.  One shift will work between 7am to 3.30pm and the other shift from 1.30pm to 10pm.  This arrangement would require Council employ an additional eight Rangers at an annual estimated cost of $770,000.

 

(b) On call staff to deal with after-hours matters 

This proposal will be based on response to complaints and will cover both the Rangers and Environmental Health Officers.  The estimated cost will depend on how regularly the Officers are called out.  Using available data, it is estimated that the cost for this proposal would be $90,000.

 

(c)  Contractual agreement through a local business with payment on invoice to Council for services supplied in responding to incidences within the outlined times.

It is not recommended that Council consider contracting out enforcement services. The two options described above demonstrate that, subject to appropriate management of risk and an appropriate budget allocation, Council can implement the proposal by either rostered staff or on call staff.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

Provide efficient parking for the City Centre.

Enhance the environmental performance of buildings and homes.

Facilitate economic development.

Environment

Manage the environmental health of waterways.

Manage air, water, noise and chemical pollution.

Enhance the environmental performance of buildings and homes.

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.

Foster neighbourhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

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

Deliver services that are customer focused.

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

Legislative

Local Government Act 1993

Local Government (State) Award

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

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Ordinary Meeting

25 March 2020

City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 11

Adoption of Liverpool Local Strategic Planning Statement

 

Strategic Direction

Generating Opportunity

Meet the challenges of Liverpool’s growing population

File Ref

069170.2020

Report By

Cameron Jewell - Strategic Planner

Approved By

David Smith - Acting Director City Economy and Growth

 

 

Executive Summary

 

At its meeting of 11 December 2019, Council considered a report on the Liverpool Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) – Connected Liverpool 2040 and relevantly resolved to:

 

1.   Endorse the Liverpool Local Strategy Planning Statement (LSPS) and forward it to the Greater Sydney Commission for formal assurance review…

 

2.   The following additional changes also be made:

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

 

3.   Delegate 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

 

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

 

The required amendments were made to the LSPS following Council’s resolution and the final LSPS was forwarded to the Greater Sydney Commission for Assurance on 13 December 2019.

 

Under Section 3.9(3A) of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979, the LSPS cannot be made by Council unless the GSC has advised Council in writing that it supports the LSPS as being consistent with the Western City District Plan.

 

 

Council has now received advice from the GSC that Council’s LSPS can receive a formal Letter of Support, subject to a minor amendment to the Structure Plan Inset (p22) and Action 10.2 (p54) in relation to the Warwick Farm racing precinct. To receive the Letter of Support, the GSC recommends that the LSPS be amended so that Action 10.2 be changed from:

 

“Prepare structure plan and planning proposal to rezone the Warwick Farm racing precinct to B4.”

 

to:

 

“Prepare structure plan and planning proposal to rezone the Warwick Farm racing precinct to a mix of uses, including B4.”

 

The change to the LSPS does not alter Council’s vision for the Warwick Farm racing precinct to become a mixed-use area that includes residential uses, including its resolved position on EGROW 02 from the 11 December 2019 Council meeting. The amendment simply provides more flexibility for zones other than B4 – Mixed Use to be entertained within the precinct during the structure planning process currently underway without causing misalignment with the LSPS as currently worded.

 

The GSC advises that once the recommended change is made by Council, there will be no further matters of consistency to be addressed. This will activate a Letter of Support to enable the LSPS to be officially made.

 

Under the Environmental Planning and Assessment (Savings, Transitional and Other Provisions) Regulation 2017 and funding agreement for the LEP Review, Council must adopt its LSPS before 31 March 2020.

 

It is therefore recommended that Council amends the LSPS as suggested by the GSC in its letter of advice, and delegates authority to the A/CEO to adopt the LSPS prior to 31 March 2020 once a formal letter of support is received.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Amends the draft Liverpool Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) Action 10.2 and Structure Plan inset map to read:

 

“Prepare structure plan and planning proposal to rezone the Warwick Farm racing precinct to a mix of uses, including B4.”

 

2.    Delegates authority to the A/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 authority to the A/CEO to adopt the LSPS, in accordance with Section 3.9(3A) of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979.

 

REPORT

 

Background

 

Council has prepared a Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) as required by Section 3.9 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (the Act).

 

Under the Act, all NSW councils must prepare and make an LSPS and review it every seven (7) years.

 

Section 3.9(2) of the Act requires the following matters to be included in a LSPS:

(a)  the basis for strategic planning in the area, having regard to economic, social and environmental matters;

(b)  the planning priorities for the area that are consistent with any strategic plan applying to the area and (subject to any such strategic plan) any applicable community strategic plan under Section 402 of the Local Government Act 1993;

(c)  the actions required for achieving those planning priorities; and

(d)  the basis on which the council is to monitor and report on the implementation of those actions.

 

The LSPS represents Council’s 20-year land use vision for the City. Importantly, the LSPS must give effect to the Western City District Plan (Section 3.9(2)(b) of the Act) by implementing the directions, priorities and relevant actions at a local level.

 

Clause 11A (1)(a) of the Environmental Planning & Assessment (Savings, Transitional and Other Provisions) Regulation 2017 requires councils in the Greater Sydney Region to make their first LSPS before 31 March 2020.

 

At its meeting of 11 December 2019, Council considered a report on the LSPS - Connected Liverpool 2040 and resolved to:

 

1.    Endorse the Liverpool Local Strategy Planning Statement (LSPS) and forward 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”;

 

3.    Delegate 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

 

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

 

GSC Assurance process

 

The LSPS is subject to an ‘Assurance’ process conducted by the GSC to ensure that the LSPS ‘gives effect to’ the District Plan. Under Section 3.9(3A) of the Act the LSPS cannot be made unless the GSC has advised Council in writing that it supports the LSPS as being consistent with the Western City District Plan.

 

The Assurance process has involved a number of “health checks” where the GSC has provided feedback to Council on the contents and form of the LSPS.

 

Council resolution

 

At the 11 December 2019 Council meeting, Council resolved to make the following change to the LSPS following community consultation:

 

2. 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”.

 

The relevant resolution from EGROW 02 Warwick Farm was the following:

 

6.       “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.”

 

In response, Action 10.2 of the LSPS and the associated Structure Plan inset map was amended to read:

 

“Prepare structure plan and planning proposal to rezone the Warwick Farm racing precinct to B4.”

 

The amended LSPS was forwarded to the GSC for assurance on 13 December 2019.

 

GSC correspondence on LSPS Assurance

 

On 16 March 2020, Council received advice from the GSC regarding its submitted LSPS.

 

The advice states that the GSC’s Assurance Panel has found that the LSPS is consistent with the Greater Sydney Region Plan and Western City District Plan, subject to an amendment being made to Action 10.2 of the LSPS and the associated Structure Plan inset map, relating to the Warwick Farm racing precinct.

 

To receive a formal Letter of Support, the GSC suggests the related action be changed from:

 

“Prepare structure plan and planning proposal to rezone the Warwick Farm racing precinct to B4.”

 

to:

 

“Prepare structure plan and planning proposal to rezone the Warwick Farm racing precinct to a mix of uses, including B4.”

 

The change to the LSPS does not alter Council’s vision for the Warwick Farm racing precinct to become a mixed-use area that includes residential uses, including its resolved position on EGROW 02 from the 11 December 2019 Council meeting. The amendment simply provides more flexibility for zones other than B4 – Mixed Use to be entertained within the precinct during the structure planning process currently underway without causing misalignment with the LSPS as currently worded.

 

The GSC has advised Council that once the suggested change is made, there will be no further matters of consistency to be addressed as part of the Assurance process. This will activate a Letter of Support to enable the LSPS to be officially made.

 

Under the Environmental Planning and Assessment (Savings, Transitional and Other Provisions) Regulation 2017 and funding agreement for the LEP Review, Council must adopt its LSPS before 31 March 2020.

 

Conclusion

 

It is recommended that Council amends LSPS Action 10.2 and the associated Structure Plan inset map as requested by the GSC, and delegates to the A/CEO authority to adopt the LSPS before 31 March 2020 in accordance with Section 3.9(3A) of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 and the Environmental Planning & Assessment (Savings, Transitional and Other Provisions) Regulation 2017 following the receipt of Council’s formal Letter of Assurance.

 

The letter to Council from the GSC Assurance Panel is included at Attachment 1.

 

Council’s LSPS as issued to the GSC for Assurance is included at Attachment 2.

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

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.

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

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

Provide efficient parking for the City Centre.

Enhance the environmental performance of buildings and homes.

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

Facilitate economic development.

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

Environment

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

Utilise the Western Sydney City Deal agreement to facilitate Planning and Housing in the LGA.

Manage the environmental health of waterways.

Manage air, water, noise and chemical pollution.

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

Enhance the environmental performance of buildings and homes.

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.

Promote an integrated and user friendly public transport service.

Support the delivery of a range of transport options.


Social

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

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

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

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership

Act as an environmental leader in the community.

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

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

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

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

Legislative

Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Letter from GSC regarding Assurance and wording of LSPS

2.         Final LSPS - sent for GSC Assurance (Under separate cover)  


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EGROW 11

Adoption of Liverpool Local Strategic Planning Statement

Attachment 1

Letter from GSC regarding Assurance and wording of LSPS

 

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Ordinary Meeting 25 March 2020

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

018356.2020

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 Matching and Sustainable Environment Grant Programs for Council’s consideration.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That Council endorses the recommendation of $9,500 (GST exclusive) under the Matching Grants Program for the following projects:

 

Applicant

Project

Recommended

The Bill Crews Charitable Trust

2168 Community Household Survey

$9,500

That Council endorses the recommendation of $20,000 (GST exclusive) under the Sustainable Environment Grants Program for the following project:

 

Applicant

Project

Recommended

Heckenberg Public School

Community Connections Garden

$5,000

Hoxton Park Public School

Community Kitchen Garden

$5,000

Malek Fahd Islamic School Limited

Reducing Single Use Plastic Water Bottles

 

$5,000

Marsden Road Public School

Community Native Garden

$5,000

 

REPORT

 

Matching Grant

 

The Matching Grants Program received one application which met the eligibility criteria and is recommended for funding as follows:

 

Applicant

The Bill Crews Charitable Trust

Project

2168 Community Household Survey

Description

Objective: The aim of the project is to develop and carry out a household survey across the 2168 postcode area. The 2168 Community Household Survey will be a cross-sectional survey of community perceptions, and will collect data on topics including participant characteristics, service usage, amenities, sense of community, crime and safety, health and wellbeing and global perceptions of change. The project will train and employ 12 participants from the 2168 postcode area to conduct the survey for 25 hours over 3 days.

Outcomes:

·     Provide training and casual employment for 12 participating residents, building their capacity to undertake community household surveys. Each participant will receive a certificate of attendance, training, casual employment and referral letter at the end of the program;

·     Conduct and complete 600 surveys across the 2168 postcode area; and

·     Capture new data that can be added to existing data to assess impact and change.

Beneficiaries

·     12 participants from the 2168 postcode area;

·     600 randomly selected households; and

·     43,451 residents of the 2168 postcode area.

Assessment

Recommended for Funding - $9,500

The project aligns with the Community Strategic Plan Direction 1 Creating Connection and Direction 3 Generating Opportunity and meets the Matching Grant Program’s funding priorities of community capacity building and accessibility. The project will capture essential data on an evolving population and provide information around community perceptions and needs that can inform policies, service planning and delivery across the sector, and help ensure that services remain effective and sustainable. The project will also build the capacity of participants by providing training and employment pathway opportunities.

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

 

 

Sustainable Environment Grants Program

 

The Sustainable Environment Grants Program received four applications that met the criteria and are recommended for funding as outlined below:

Applicant

Heckenberg Public School - Community Hub

Project

Community Connections Garden

Description

Objective: Build themed garden beds that reflect the diverse food cultures of the community. An Aboriginal Bush Tucker garden bed and multicultural garden beds will be developed and maintained to celebrate the cultural diversity of the local community. The project will also deliver environmentally responsible gardening practices and techniques.

Outcomes:

·     Increase engagement, participation and communication by bringing the community together through a shared passion for gardening and environmental sustainability;

·     Increased awareness of environmentally sustainable practices;

·     Opportunity to develop friendships and connections between community members with diverse cultural, linguistic and religious backgrounds in a safe and supportive environment;

·     Promote mental health and wellbeing by supporting personal growth, confidence and high self-esteem; and

·     Strengthened connection between students, staff and community.

Beneficiaries

·     62 Community Hub members and their families;

·     250 Heckenberg Public School students and teachers; and

·     Community members accessing the school grounds.

Assessment

Recommended for Funding - $5,000

The applicant’s project aligns with the Community Strategic Plan Direction 2 Strengthening and Protecting Our Environment and meets the Sustainable Environment Grant Program’s funding priority of sustainable living. The Bush Tucker and multicultural gardens will provide access for community members to develop friendships through a mutual passion for gardening, create connection, share cultural knowledge and learn about sustainable environmental practices.

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

 

Applicant

Hoxton Park Public School - Community Hub

Project

Community Kitchen Garden

Description

Objective: Create a sustainable living and social connection program at the community garden. A vegetable garden and beehive with stingless bees will be established. Participants will grow their own vegetables and produce honey to use in weekly cooking classes run through the Community Hubs program. The class will run English conversation classes for the migrant families to learn and speak English.

Outcomes:

·     Education on the benefits of growing vegetables and recycling waste in an environmentally effective manner;

·     Encouragement and engagement of school and community members growing, preparing, and distributing fresh fruit and vegetables;

·     Improve community member’s general wellbeing through eating fresh produce;

·     Generate positive community engagement; and

·     Incorporation of English conversation classes through community cooking program.

Beneficiaries

·     69 Community Hub members and their families;

·     790 Hoxton Park Public School students and teachers; and

·     Community members accessing the school grounds.

Assessment

Recommended for Funding - $5,000

The applicant’s project aligns with the Community Strategic Plan Direction 2 Strengthening and Protecting Our Environment and meets the Sustainable Environment Grant Program’s funding priority of sustainable living. The project enables members of Hoxton Park Public School community to learn and exercise sustainable living skills in a live environment. The secondary benefits of English conversation classes provide an opportunity for community members to socialise over the common interest of gardening and food.

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

 

Applicant

Malek Fahd Islamic School Limited

Project

Reducing Single Use Plastic Water Bottles

Description

Objective: Install a chilled water bottle refilling station on the school campus to reduce the access and impact of single use plastic bottles. Education and awareness on plastic waste reduction will be taught to students and teachers to encourage waste minimisation and sustainable water practices within the school and local community.

Outcomes:

·     Awareness of the impact of plastic water bottles on the environment;

·     Integration of knowledge on waste minimisation and pollution reduction into teaching programs;

·     Access to water refilling station to replace single use water bottles sold through canteen; and

·     Reduce plastic waste across school campus.

Beneficiaries

·     350 students of Malek Fahd Islamic School Hoxton Park and their families;

·     60 teachers of Malek Fahd Islamic School Hoxton Park and;

·     25 members of the school’s Sustainability Committee.

Assessment

Recommended for Funding - $5,000

The applicant’s 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 waste minimisation and sustainable water use. The project builds upon the current sustainable living practices taught through Return and Earn recycling initiative, and serves as a positive response to reduce the impact of single use bottles on the environment.

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

 

Applicant

Marsden Road Public School – Community Hub

Project

Community Native Garden

Description

Objective: Establish a native garden for school students and Community Hub members. The garden will provide food sources for native birds and wildlife and provide a sheltered environment for group activities to be enjoyed outdoors. Community Hub members have completed a floristry course and have studied native plants. The garden will be a space to discuss the importance of planting and caring for native plant, and improve English conversation skills.

Outcomes:

·     Awareness on improving the environment;

·     Establish a welcoming space for families and students to enjoy activities and lessons;

·     Create an opportunity for education on Australian climate and native plants;

·     Greater sense of inclusion and connection between members;

·     Improved English conversational skills; and

·     Utilise the community garden as a space to share and implement practices learnt in floristry courses.

Beneficiaries

·     760 students attending the school;

·     64 Community Hub members; and

·     Community members accessing the school grounds.

Assessment

Recommended for Funding - $5,000

The applicant’s project aligns with the Community Strategic Plan Direction 2 Strengthening and Protecting Our Environment and meets the Sustainable Environment Grant Program’s funding priority of sustainable living. The project delivers a safe and welcoming space for students, families, and Community Hub members to create native habitats, develop sustainable practices, and promote and raise awareness of Australian wildlife and climate.

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

 

CONSIDERATIONS

Economic

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP

Budget

Balance

Recommended funding in this report

Remaining

$100,000

$-7,500